Classic cars : Rotten Aston Martin for sale and demanding ‘labour of love’ restoration

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It’s rusty, it’s rotten, it doesn’t run, but it’s an Aston Martin for sale and it could still set you back £60,000.

The ailing classic is going under the hammer at the Bonhams Aston Martin sale at Englefield House, Reading, on Saturday, June 2.

Aston Martin for sale is a DB2 Sports Saloon

The barn find Aston Martin for sale is a 1951 DB2 Sports Saloon with registration number LXH 813.

Paperwork supplied with the DB2 confirms it was supplied to Brooklands of Bond Street Ltd in January 1951, possibly for use as a demonstrator.

Service work recorded includes a change of gearbox (in February 1951) and a second replacement gearbox in 1954. Second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth owners are recorded also.

The Aston Martin Owners Club Register records three 1st place finishes for ‘LXH 813’ in competitive events in 1952, the owner at that time being one J H Walton.

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