The ultimate barn find
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 10 March.
The car 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. The barn find car will be in London for a week at the Aston Martin Mayfair W-ONE showroom before the auction 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.’
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.’
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.’
Nik added, ‘Somebody will buy it, restore it and then we would love to have it back so that people can see the difference.’
The car will be on show from 1pm on Monday March 2nd until the morning of Monday 9th at Aston Martin W-One, Brook House, 113 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7AJ