By increasing the number of passengers, Rudd improves the diversity of comic situations. The car is a star of the movie The Wrong Arm of the Law, centered on the character of a gang leader played by Peter Sellers. The Aston is chased by the police in a Wolseley. In quiet scenes the car is driven by Sellers. For the speedy actions including an aerial jump over a humpback railway bridge, Rudd is the stuntman.
Released in 1963, The Wrong Arm of the Law is not a major film but the public enjoys everything done by Sellers who is omnipresent in that scenario tailored for him.
The engine block had exploded during the shooting, finished with another Aston. The DB4GT is returned for repair in early 1963 at the Newport Pagnell factory. At that time Aston Martin completes the development of the DB5 in which the 3.7-liter engine of the DB4 is replaced by the 4-liter engine of the Lagonda Rapide saloon. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the DB4GT is also equipped with the Lagonda engine block.
Fortunately the rest of the engine was intact and has been preserved. This star of a single film remains in an excellent original condition while being the only one from all the 75 DB4GTs to have been equipped in period with the engine of the DB5. It is estimated £ 3M for sale by RM Sotheby's in London on September 5, lot 165. Please watch the video shared by the auction house.