A $300,000 Aston Martin has been unearthed from a barn following a 33-year spell! According to Bonham’s auction house, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was purchased in 1972 and driven until 1980. It was then inexplicably parked and memory lane closed. This model is worth nearly half a million dollars when restored, so it is quite shocking indeed that it was simply overlooked and neglected for so many decades!
The classic Aston Martin was kept in a barn for 33 years like a buried treasure
The owner is now deceased and the collector car is expected to net upwards of $300,000 when it hits the auction block this May at Aston Martin’s factory. The fascination with exotic car barn finds has been increasing as of late, with unearthed treasures fetching top dollar at luxury auctions across the globe.
The expected sale price does not even begin to cover needed repairs for the old DB5, which will need to be restored extensively. There are 48,000 miles on the odometer, and word is that the engine actually turns over, which is nothing shy of amazing after a 3 decade dry spell!
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is similar to what James Bond drove in “Goldfinger”
This could be a fantastic show car if the proper dedication is paid to the restoration to its original glory. Who knows, perhaps this car will go from a dusty old barn to the manicured lawn at Pebble Beach someday!
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 above belonged to Paul McCartney. It sold last October for $496,613 at auction.
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