Under Some Dust--Aston Martins Found in Barn Now Available at Auction
April 1, 2014: Two beautiful Aston Martin DBS restoration projects, both estimated at between £20,000 and £25,000, will be going under the hammer at the first Restoration Show Sale on April 12th.
The Aston pair are both offered from a large private collection and are just two of the highlights in the 80 plus lot auction taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.
Having had just two former keepers, CAU 128H is a very rare manual 1969 DBS Vantage, one of just 70 right hand drive models in the most sought after Vantage specification.
The car was acquired by the current owner in 2002 and was then used for just one year before being placed in storage where it has sat for the past ten years. Largely untouched, the car is in highly original condition and has survived storage remarkably well with the engine still turning over.
Included in the sale is a fantastically detailed history file dating back from new with its original warranty card and owners handbook.
The second model, EGU 29H, is a 1970 DBS V8. An early Series I example, the car is presented in Dubonnet Rosso with tan leather interior and houses the engine that the DBS was always supposed to have, Aston’s legendary V8.
Having only covered 27,700 miles, it has stood the test of time very well having also been barn stored for the past ten years along with its older brother.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “Everyone loves an Aston and both these amazing cars are prime for restoration and once back on the road are sure to provide enjoyment for many years to come.”
“It’s not often we find two exciting models in one place and these cars present a fantastic opportunity to acquire fast appreciating examples of the marque in rare and highly desirable specification with impeccable history.”
For more information on the sale please visit NEC Restoration Show Sale.
Notes Formed in 2011 as a joint venture between Nick Whale and Silverstone Circuits - Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia.
The company holds the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit.
Auctions take place nationally as well as in The Wing, Silverstone circuit’s £27 million building, which has space to display up to 100 auction vehicles and includes seating accommodation for up to 400 attendees.