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Little Classics News: 1 April 2014

Classic Aston Martin Barn Find Pair Emerges for Auction

1969 Aston Martin DBS VantageTwo beautiful classic 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 12th April.

The Aston pair are both offered from a large private classic car 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 (top), one of just 70 right hand drive models in the most sought after Vantage specification.

The classic 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.

1970 Aston Martin DBS V8The second model, EGU 29H, is a 1970 DBS V8 (above). 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.”

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