Aston Martin found rusting in garage for 54 YEARS is tipped to sell for eye-watering sum | The Sun

AN Aston Martin that was found rusting in a garage after 54 years is now tipped to sell for a huge sum.

The super-rare classic is currently little more than a jumble of parts alongside a chassis but has been identified as a goldmine for collectors.

The clapped-out motor is actually a DB2/4 MkII model, one of just 199 ever made.

Its name derives from the fact that it was a two-door hatchback saloon with four seats under the hard top.

Under the bonnet, it features an inline-six engine designed by Aston's extra luxury marque Lagonda.

This particular DB2/4 was bought by the current owner's father in 1966.



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The family, from Leeds, Yorkshire, used it for three years before it was "retired" to be restored and placed in the garage.

Sadly, the restoration work never got going and, as the photos of its current state reveal, are still very much needed.

The chassis is nothing but a shell with the headlamps, front grille and floor removed.

It is stacked on top of a couple of other vintage vehicles that have been stored in the same space for even longer.

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The missing parts are kept in boxes on the shelving unit off to the side and will need to be repaired and reinstalled.

There is also significant rust throughout the bodywork, which would have to be addressed as part of a thorough restoration.

Nonetheless, the pile of mechanical bits and bobs is up for sale and is expected to fetch a mammoth sum, with an estimated price tag of £60,000.

This may be helped by the fact that another of the fewer than 200 produced was favoured by David Brown, the former owner of Aston Martin, as his personal car.

The car on offer also features service and registration documents dating back to 1957.

It comes after the host of Wheeler Dealers revealed the "worst mistake" you can make when you buy a classic car.

Meanwhile, the 52-car collection owned by boxing legend George Foreman has gone up for auction.

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