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Barn find Aston to go under the hammer

Published 10 May 2016

An early Aston Martin DBS, which has been kept in a barn for the past 30 years, could fetch up to £60,000 when it goes under the hammer later this month.

The right-hand drive DBS from 1968 will be for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ 20 May sale at the Northamptonshire race circuit.

Finished in mink bronze with red Connolly leather interior, the specification included a Motorola radio, Borg Warner automatic gearbox, power-assisted steering, fog and spot lamps, and air conditioning.

In regular use up until 1986, it was rolled into the barn with just 30,565 miles on. Essentially complete, it is one of 787 produced.

1968 Aston Martin DBS Interior

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions commented, ‘This is one of the most exciting barn finds of the year so far.

‘Having been left untouched for the last 30 years, this DBS certainly needs restorative care, but to find an iconic car like this one intact with its original features is a fantastic opportunity for someone to acquire a desirable early car, which is prime for restoration or to rebuild to their own specification.’

To find out more about this 1968 Aston Martin DBS and Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale, please visit the Silverstone Auctions website.

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