Dilapidated 1960s Aston Martin DB5 can still fetch a hefty sum of moolah
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.
Source: Daily Mail