Here's your chance to snap up a piece of history!
An Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII, owned by the same family for almost 60 years is set to go under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions’ classic car sale at Race Retro on the 27th – 28th of February.
The first owner was a Mr W. Griffith from Somerset, who owned chassis number AM300/3/1433 until 1960, when he placed an advert in the local newspaper. Mr Marcus Green, a long-standing member of the Aston Martin Owner's Club, saw the advert and immediately arranged a viewing. A deal was struck between the two and Mr Green bought the car, which is still in his garage today.
Inherited by Mr Green’s son in law in 2003, it was slowly restored back to its former glory. The full restoration took place over two to three years. A photographic record documents the painstaking process of the restoration and the significant time and effort that was invested in making sure that shut lines were better than when the car was new. In fact, the renovation was so thorough that the every single nut and bolt was replaced.
The car today is reads a mere 67,000 miles from new and still presents beautifully with dark blue paintwork that retains an excellent shine.The estimated value of the car is said to be in the region of £160,000 to £180,000, however, you just never know with a classic Aston Martin.
Included in the sale of the vehicle is the substantial history file which documents a lifetime of ownership. Bills and receipts dating as far back to the 1960’s show that it has been cared for, and loved throughout its life. In addition, the complete original tool kit can be found under the bonnet along with the chassis plate and many other original components.
Commenting on the sale of this amazing car, Silverstone Auctions sales manager, Will Smith, said: “This car has been a significant part of family history for over 50 years. It is now time for this Aston Martin to find a new keeper who will hopefully preserve it for many future generations to come.”
The car will join many other classic road cars in the auction at Race Retro, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.