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Little Classics News: 2 March 2015
Showroom images: Laura Lean

Ultimate Classic Aston Martin Barn Find

The last original Aston Martin DBS

The last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the production line has been found in a barn in Surrey and will be auctioned by international auctioneers COYS in London on 10th March.

The 1972 classic car, finished in its original factory colour of Dubonnet Rosso, has been unused and dry stored since 1980. It underwent minor servicing in 1990, for which there are detailed service invoices. In total, the DBS has only covered just over 40,000 miles.

1972 Aston Martin DBS

The Aston was discovered by Chris Routledge, the Managing Partner of the auction house, and is one of the features of COYS ‘Spring Classics’ auction at the Royal Horticultural Society. Aston Martin Mayfair is hosting the barn find car for a week before the event takes place.

Chris Routledge said: “This is the ultimate barn find and an important part of Aston Martin’s history. It has been sitting in a barn since 1980 and now needs to be brought back to its former glory.”

Aston Martin DBS VIN plate

He added: “The windows are broken, the interior trim is missing and its rusty, but it’s all there and there has been huge interest from collectors around the world.

“We have estimated the car at £25,000 to £40,000 in its present condition but because of its heritage it could go for an awful lot more than that."

1972 Aston Martin DBS interior

Nik Boxall, Head of Business at Aston Martin Mayfair, said: “The Aston Martins that normally grace our showrooms are always pristine and in top condition, but this car is very special and it is part of Aston Martin Heritage.

Nick added: “Somebody will buy it, restore it and then we would love to have it back so that people can see the difference.”

The classic Aston Martin will be on show from 1pm on Monday March 2nd until the morning of Monday 9th at Aston Martin W-One, Park Lane, London.


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