This 1961 DB4, chassis DB4/509/L, was purchased used in 1972 by the current owner, Chet Floyd of Los Angeles, CA.
Chet used it as a daily commuting vehicle for many years, then decided it needed cosmetic freshening. Taking it down to the bare metal by hand-sanding disclosed the original alloy panels in good, typical California corrosion-free shape. But the ensuing 20-coat lacquer paint plus chroming all the major and minor bits, not to mention new trim in the original red leather and gray Wilton carpeting took 9 years to complete in 1989, just in time for Aston Martin's legendary Works-supported, LeMans 1959-inspired appearance at the Monterey Historic Races. A national AMOC concours also took place there, and this self-restored Aston took 2nd in class.
Earning a well-earned retirement from commuting and daily driving, 509/L has been shown extensively until just recently, earning many trophies along the way. Exhibiting virtually is exciting and a whole lot less work than polishing wire wheels!