IT’S A FARM-FIND ASTON!
Found rotting in New England, this DB4 will cross the block in January
A n extraordinary Aston Martin has been recovered after 45 years rotting away on farmland in the USA. The 1961 DB4 had been left in a wood in New Hampshire. Astonishingly, the car looks restorable and is for sale with an upper estimate of £375,000.
It will cross the block at Worldwide Auctioneers’ sale in Scottsdale, Arizona on 18 January. Despite its decaying appearance, it’s largely intact and original.
The left-hand drive two-door has been in the same ownership for fourand-a-half decades, most of which was spent at the mercy of the New England elements.
The Aston Martin was found after the owner decided to liquidate all of his assets, including a selection of cars on the farm. His wife told the auction house the car had sat for as long as she’d known him – 45 years.
Inside the ‘time capsule’ there was an old boot in the footwell, a map, a condom, and some empty beer cans. The car, first owned by Hollywood voice actor Dallas Williams, comes with a copy of its build sheet.
Rod Egan, principal chief auctioneer of Worldwide Auctioneers’ says: ‘ We’re delighted to be entrusted with the sale of this astonishing car, literally straight out of the woods – an amazing discovery with a fascinating history.
‘The response from both prospective buyers and sellers to our inaugural Arizona sale has been fantastic. We look forward to welcoming old friends and new to Scottsdale in January with a very diverse line-up of great motorcars.’
This includes a striking selection of pre-war consignments, among them a 1934 Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupé with sporting coachwork by Binder, a 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria, a 1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet, a concours level 1936 Alvis Silver Eagle SG Sport Tourer and a 1938 Talbot-Lago T-23 Sport Cabriolet.
The car has since been moved from the woods and will be for sale on 18 January.