Ron Wood, garage door opener 85086 Cover car identified. Thie Aston Martin DB4 that was the cover car of Octane 154 (picturedbelow), registration 555 STE, was owned by my late father, Alfred Pemberton.
Hepurchased it from one ofhis shooting pals, Clifford Martland, in 1961 Thie original colour was steel blue with garage door opener 85086 ivory upholstery and painted wire wheels. I was only 21 at the time and was not allowed to drive the car, although it was covered by CIS fleet policy insurance. If my father was away for the weekend in his Bentley I would use the Aston, which was very different from my company car, a Ford Consul! Apart from hunting, shooting and fishing, my fathers greatest love was hydroplane racing and he achieved a European record on Coniston Water in a Swift B American Hull, powered by a 500cc Konig outboard, of over 60mph. That was some speed on waterin 1957! Hislasthydroplane in 1961 was powered by a 1000cc straight-sixMercury, which would achieve the magic 100mph.
Sadly he died in1965, aged 52, having burnt the candle at both garage door opener 85086 I have owned E-types, Mercedes, BMW, Daimler, Jensen and so on but this Aston was special. Its looks, performance and distinctive exhaust note were something I will never forget. James Pemberton, Greater Manchester. Who could fail to be enticed by a Cafe Pudding.