If you had a car that has been left rotting for the past 20 years, chances are you probably wouldn’t even be able to sell it for a few hundred bucks, let alone sell it for significant amount.

This car should be no exception to that, except that it actually is. Left to rot inside a barn - yes, a barn with all sorts of animals inside - for the better part of two decades, this rusted body of a 60’s Aston Martin DB5 looks every bit like it’s got a one-way ticket to a junkyard.

However, according to folks who know about this priceless model, this particular DB5 can still fetch around £200,000 in an auction despite its mangled, beat-up, and rusted condition. As far as restoring it back to its pristine condition, that’s going to cost you another £200,000. Not exactly chump change for a mess of a car, huh?

So what makes this particular model such a prized catch despite what it looks like now? Turns out, this particular DB5 is one of the 983 DB5s that were built between 1963-1965 and comes with a 4-liter engine that produces up to 282 horsepower.

Imagine what it would go for if the owner hadn’t left it as the barnyard animals’ play yard.

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Source: Daily Mail

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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4 comments:

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

I guess this car can still go on the road but I think it will be hard to fix this kind of old car, it should be replace with a new suitable engine.

  (379) posted on 04.26.2010

Well, I guess it the cost may get close to $100 - $150 thousand.

  (321) posted on 04.25.2010

A major restoration is pretty needed here, i wonder how much will it costs to restore it.

  (340) posted on 04.25.2010

Ohh dang... This is a good collection car, vintage car i wonder what what would it look like of they send this baby to foose?

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