Aston Martin barn find set to sell for £60K

Aston Martin barn find set to sell for £60K

A 1968 Aston Martin, which has not been driven for 30 years, is being put up for sale after being discovered in a barn on Jersey.

The automatic car is one of only 787 DBSs ever made and is expected to sell for up to £60,000.

It was first bought in 1968 before being sold on to a motorist in the Channel Islands in 1970.

But with the island of Jersey being just nine miles long and five miles wide it had only clocked up just over 30,500 miles by the time it was taken off the road in 1986.

The car's six-cylinder engine and automatic gearbox are still in place and it is said to be "essentially complete".

The iconic DBS is to be sold by Silverstone Auctions on May 20.

Its managing director, Nick Whale, says although the car is intact and in "close to original" condition, having been left untouched for three decades means it is in need of some "restorative care".

Aston Martin built the DBS between 1967 and 1972 and the iconic model featured in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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