1960 Aston Martin DB4 once owned by David Brown listed for $1 million in Melbourne

The badly deteriorated car, which hasn’t been driven for more than three decades, was listed by on Facebook marketplace for $1 million.

A historic 1960 Aston Martin DB4 has been listed on Facebook Marketplace, alongside secondhand laptops, furniture, and sports equipment.

Located in Melbourne, the battered car hasn’t been driven for over three decades.

Classic car magazine Octane Australia listed the sale with an asking price of $1 million.

According to the Facebook listing the car originally belonged to David Brown, who owned the Aston Martin company between 1947 and 1972. The brand’s iconic “DB” prefix is derived from his initials.

He reportedly sold the car after one year, and it was shipped to Australia in 1962.

The current owner bought the vehicle in 1979.

The car’s registration number “LAS062” cannot be found in Victoria’s online records – It is safe to assume the car has not been roadworthy for a long time.

The DB4 was produced by Aston Martin between 1958 and 1963.

Power is delivered by a 3.7-litre straight six engine that produces 225kW and 366Nm. The engine is paired with a four speed manual gearbox.

It has a top speed of 139.3 mph (224.2 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 9.3 seconds.

The DB4 was the direct predecessor to the legendary DB5, which went onto to be immortalised in the James Bond film franchise.

In 2015 a 1962 DB4 GT Zagato sold for £9.45 million (approximately AU$17.2 million), making it the most expensive British car to ever trade at auction.