Monday, 22 April 2019

Aston Martins up for auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions has announced the sale of two Aston Martins — a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 once owned by former Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans — and a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Washboard to headline the British Marques May sale at Heythrop Park on May 11.

Both cars are said to be in stunning condition and have been “restored to the highest of standards.”

The Aston Martin DB5 will always be associated with the James Bond films and has an estimated asking price of between £675,000 to £750,000.

The DB2 Aston Martins were famous for competing at Le Mans in 1949 before they became available as a road going version. This car is one of just 49 cars produced with the three part grille before it was replaced on later cars by a one piece grille on costs grounds.

The slatted vent behind each of the front wheels gave rise to the “Washboard” nickname and the creation of The Washboard Register for this type of car.


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