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Barn find 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III to begin restoration

A 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III, which has been in storage for over 35 years, is to be restored by Classic Motor Cars (CMC), and Practical Motoring will be following it.

THE BARN FIND DB2/4 Mark III was recently purchased at the Bonham’s Newport Pagnell Aston Martin works sale by Classic Motor Cars on behalf of a client. The car was sold for £104,540 ($212,737AUD), going over its estimate of £30-50k ($61-101,000AUD).

“The car was an attractive restoration project in 1977 when it entered storage, despite the fact that it had lead a hard life,” said Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC, “There were splits in the front suspension turrets which had been welded and crash damage to the offside body and rear chassis which were repaired at the time. But it would now appear that the chassis needs re-aligning.”

Nick added: “The Aston needs a total restoration, which will begin in October 2015 and we expect to complete by Spring 2017. We have recently added a mobile Globaljig body measuring and alignment system to our set of tools, which will be perfect for chassis alignment.

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barn find Aston Martin DB2/4 to begin restoration

 “We have an international reputation for Jaguar restorations and will apply the same principles and attention to detail to any classic car that enters our workshops. This Aston will be an exciting project and another challenge for CMC, which we are all looking forward to.”

Stay tuned for updates on the Aston Martin’s progress through restoration beginning in October.

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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.