Rare Aston Martin Unearthed After 50 Years

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A rare Aston Martin DB2/4 has been found in a barn in England. This car was used as an unmarked police car in the 60s.

This unmarked police car was then bought by a collector, who sheltered the car in his barn and eventually forgot about the English beauty.

Now, six decades after it was manufactured, Jonathan Wills, the owner of Cotswold Classic Car Restorations, believes the Aston Martin could still fetch as much as could be worth as much as £250,000 (around $379,000) once the car is fully restored.

The car was found in Gloucester, England, sitting in a barn that is dry, airy enough and heated during winter. The car even has a few newspapers from back in the days that have gone very yellow with age.

What makes the car really special is that only 761 DB2/4 were built. Some models came as a 2+2 saloon, some came fitted as Drophead Coupes, and a few very rare ones were fettled by Bertone.

Under the hood is a 2.9-liter Lagonda straight-six engine that produces 140 horsepower that could propel the car all the way to 120 mph.

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Story first published: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 15:05 [IST]
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