An Aston Martin DB4GT once owned by Peter Sellers, and a prop of The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963), will join celebrations at this year’s Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace from 31 August-2 September. The special DB4GT joins \ other Aston Martin DB4 models in celebration of the model’s 60th anniversary.
A comedy crime caper revolving around a gang of criminals who impersonate policeman, the DB4GT provided a getaway vehicle for the thieves. The DB4GT led a high-speed chase through Uxbridge Moor, followed by a Wolseley 6/90 police car. Post-filming, Peter Sellers himself took ownership of the car.
The rare Aston Martin – just one-of-three DB4GTs with occasional rear seats – took part in the film’s chase scene, pursued by a Wolseley 6/90 police car. known by the registration number 41 DPX, was delivered to Brooklands dealer Ken Rudd on 1 March 1961.
A ‘Type 2’ DB4GT, this car has the aluminum bezels surrounding the headlights, a single air scoop for the oil cooler and two brake scoops. The build sheet on file notes that the DB4GT was originally ordered with two occasional rear seats – making it just one of three examples to be fitted as such.
The rarest and most astonishing cars in the world will line-up for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace from 31 August-2 September. The ex-Peter Sellers Aston Martin DB4GT had a mechanical starring role in 1963’s The Wrong Arm of the Law. The rare and iconic car will join 60th Anniversary celebrations for the Aston Martin DB4 at the Concours of Elegance, alongside perhaps the most astonishing collection of cars ever gathered in the UK.