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These are probably on my top 5, for most favorite car. But which one is the better one? As far as styling the Aston is right up to par with the Ferrari; both have classic lines and sophisticated looks. Both have a priceless V12 note which any new sports car could never duplicate. As far as any of you know, which is the better car? The Aston may appear to have more class but does the Lusso give it a run on any other areas of exellence...?

Well, the reason I bring this comparism up is to distinguish what to tell a colleage as he is in the market for a classic and currently he is looking at Stingray Corvettes, but surely the best GT cruisers of that time were these two.

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Personally i would go for the Lusso, that has always been one of my fav cars.
altough i also like the DB5, wich got famous thanks to 007, but i would rather have a DB4 then. like a first series or a GT version, yes yes the Zagato's are more elegant ad beautifull, but with only 19 around they are worth a LOT more.(US$ 1.800.000-2.500.000)

also a similar comparisation has been done by Octane Magazine in issue 5, November 2003 between a 250 GT SWB & an Aston DB4 GT

attached pic is of a DB4 Series I
 

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I would go Ferrari offcourse, being a Ferrari-nut. If you want class and style like only english cars have, go aston. If you want a mean musclecar, buy the stingray. I don't think we can give any good advice since it is a lot of personal taste. Look at a few cars, try to testdrive them and then make a decision.
 

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If it matters to your friend I would also check the maintenance and running costs. The 250 Lusso is certainly not cheap, but what I have heard from friends, the DB5 is in a whole other league.
What? In maintainance costs?
 

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really?

i talked to the owner of that DB4 and he said that the maintenance wasn't to bad, altough he did do a lot of work himself
 

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Dj Dirk said:
really?

i talked to the owner of that DB4 and he said that the maintenance wasn't to bad, altough he did do a lot of work himself
Well we need to compare apple to apple. What would be the cost at the workshop - spares and workmanship.
 

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Valid points

also finding a DB4GT would be a mission... DB5s are around, byut DB4s I haven't seen... The Lusso is rather pricey, but in what way is it different from the DB5/4 as far as maintenence? I'd think both would be heafty...

Well here is the next item then; If a DB4 were to be found what would the probability be that he would have to have it restored ? I've seen Lusso on sale for somewhere in the low millions but DB4s I would assume would need restoration...*?

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Well there are 350 Lusso's build.
and for the Astons DB4 series I - IV coupe 925 made US$75.000 - 100.00
DB4 series V coupe 185 made US$90.000 - 125.000
DB4 GT 75 made US$350.000 - 450.000
DB4 GT Zagato 19 made US$ 1.800.000 - 2.500.000
 

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Giorgio_Pazuero said:
both have classic lines and sophisticated looks. Both have a priceless V12 note which any new sports car could never duplicate.
The DB5 has 4.0 liter inline 6, not a V12, and sounds nothing like the Ferrari!
 

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Giorgio_Pazuero said:
Well, the reason I bring this comparism up is to distinguish what to tell a colleage as he is in the market for a classic and currently he is looking at Stingray Corvettes, but surely the best GT cruisers of that time were these two.
Nice Lussos are currently pulling down around $300K, so not really the best suggestion for someone who's looking at Stingrays.
 
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