Rusty wreck for sale – one million pounds!

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This Aston Martin DB2 which looks very dilapidated, is being offered for sale at an auction at the Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in June.

It has an amazing history, starting with the first Le Mans 24 post war where it came in 7th outright and 3rd in class.

Aston Martin prototype.
Aston Martin prototype.

It was then driven to fifth two weeks later at the equally grueling Spa 24 hour race.
The car’s history includes being raced at numerous European circuits, left in a garden for years and then stolen before being the subject of various lawsuits.

Bonhams Auction house has given the Aston a guide price of £600,000 to £900,000, with premiums taking it to the £1 million mark.

It will be sold on June 24 alongside a number of other interesting cars including a unique Bentley with a paintjob by the man behind the Beatles Sgt Pepper album cover.

Whoever buys the Aston Martin DB2 can expect to pay between £400,000 and £500,000 having it professionally restored.

But after restoration, which will take some years, this Aston prototype could fetch £3-4 million at a guess. Watch this space!