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

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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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