Wednesday, 30 January 2013

'59 DB4: 'A Real Motor Car'

This is a lovely little story. A 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 has been unearthed by a Hampshire dealer - it was bought by its current owner in 1970, when his bank manager expressed horror at his intention to buy a Reliant Scimitar and offered him a sizeable overdraft in order to buy 'a real motor car'. It was used as a daily family runabout (including as a tow car for their boat!) until 1986, when it was put into storage and didn't come out. It's in largely original working condition, and even has a copy of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the 8-Track. It doesn't get a lot cooler than this.
Via C&SC

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