Friday, December 3, 2010

AUCTION: 1966 Aston Martin DB6 'Barn Find'

A project for the strong of stomach. I have always been a fan of buying a car which has already been restored, i.e. let someone else spend all of their money to complete the restoration. Sales values rarely justify the expense of restoration, so if you can find one which was nicely done it is possible to get a good value relative to restoring the car yourself. However, if your goal is to drive the car "forever" and you have the resources, this could be a good restoration subject. Price estimate: 40.000 - 50.000 GBP

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Today’s example is that very rare beast, a true barn find. Undiscovered for 3 decades, the car has been hidden away in deepest rural Shropshire and with a little time and care will be back on the road in all its glory.

KLW 401D, a 1966 model, was purchased by the present owner on 3rd August 1982 and enjoyed by him until October 1985 (as can be seen from the tax disc which expired on 31/10/85) where it was parked in the barn exactly as you see in the pictures; with the key in the ignition and remained in the same position ever since.

The car was first registered on 5th July 1966 and passed through the hands of two keepers before the current vendor. The barn has preserved the car well and the use of a de-humidifier has helped greatly with KLW 401D in good overall condition.

It is fitted with its original engine, number 4002867, is finished in green with a cream hide interior and fitted with the very desirable manual gearbox. Documentation includes a V5 document.

Examples like this are rare and very much in demand; this makes KLW 401D an ideal and most rewarding restoration project for any enthusiast.

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