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The $300,000 Aston Martin kept in a barn for 33 years
yahoo ^ | january 31, 2013 | Justin Hyde

Posted on 01/31/2013 1:57:25 PM PST by lowbridge

The fascination with cars preserved liked old farm implements has only grown in recent years with the rise of old car values at auctions. Here's the latest example: a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, similar to what James Bond drove in "Goldfinger," that had sat in a barn for 33 years. At a Bonham's auction to be held at Aston Martin's factory in May, the DB5 is expected to fetch about $300,000 — and that will be only the new owner's downpayment.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: astonmartin

1 posted on 01/31/2013 1:57:35 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
ttiuwop


2 posted on 01/31/2013 2:07:17 PM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: lowbridge
I want a new Jaguar E-type Speedster!


3 posted on 01/31/2013 2:08:09 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

That really is a sexy car. I’m partial to the Auburn Boattail Speedster (completely different) and the Ford GT; but I drool over the XKE too.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 2:10:54 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: frithguild

Awesome....


5 posted on 01/31/2013 2:13:43 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: Cboldt
I highly recommend you see the British 'Top Gear' program that commemorated the Jaguar E-type and showcased the modified E-type Speedster. An unbelievably awesome show and funny too..

Take some time to sit back and relax and WATCH THIS SHOW.. You will enjoy it, guaranteed: http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/happy-birthday-etype-part-1-series-17-episode-1 Toggle to full screen and enjoy.. The Jaguar Speedster is insane!

6 posted on 01/31/2013 2:18:10 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Cboldt
Ooops.. Sorry, here's Part II and starts with the Jaguar Eagle Speedster:

http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/happy-birthday-etype-part-1-series-17-episode-1#commentsListTop

Hope this works..

7 posted on 01/31/2013 2:24:54 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: lowbridge

I hope the oil was drained from it first. Also, its seals are going to be crap by now. The body looks great, but the engine will need a lot of TLC.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 2:31:44 PM PST by PGR88
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To: frithguild

Even imagining it all shined up, I don’t think it’s a pretty car. But I’m probably not ‘seeing’ it as a man would.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 2:33:02 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch
I don’t think it’s a pretty car. But I’m probably not ‘seeing’ it as a man would.

Trust me, it is pretty.

10 posted on 01/31/2013 2:37:20 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: potlatch
I think it's one of the most gorgeous 60s cars (which is saying alot). But to each his/her own...


11 posted on 01/31/2013 2:43:03 PM PST by varyouga
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To: Constitution Day

Pingawinga


12 posted on 01/31/2013 2:45:26 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sirius Lee

Naa, I ‘ain’t’ gonna trust you, lol. I don’t even like the shape of it, I’ll take the Jag that’s posted below it! I don’t even like the Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in Bullet.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 2:47:56 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Truly one of the most beautiful cars ever made...


14 posted on 01/31/2013 2:51:38 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: varyouga

Yes, that looks pretty from the front. In the picture above I don’t like the shape from the side, the slant of the back.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 2:51:43 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I'm glad they did a tasteful and subdued review in part 2.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/happy-birthday-etype-part-2-series-17-episode-1

16 posted on 01/31/2013 2:52:34 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: potlatch
I don’t even like the Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in Bullet.

I don't understand what you're saying. It sort of sounds like English but the words don't make any sense. ;^)

17 posted on 01/31/2013 2:55:06 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Makes sense to me, but I’m talking about “shape”. It may make sense to you if I just say I don’t like the ‘shape’ of either of those cars I mentioned “from the side”. Just me - and I can write it in pig-latin if it helps, lolol.

Siriusly.....


18 posted on 01/31/2013 3:02:47 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

If you did think it was beautiful I would imagine you would have a hundred proposals of marriage within the hour.Trust me this car is georgous.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 3:09:47 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: lowbridge
What a dream come true it would be to find a car like that in a barn.

British cars are really special. With a little bit of restoration, modernization, and maintenance, they are a pound for pound more fun and have more "character" than any other class of classic cars.

20 posted on 01/31/2013 3:18:53 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I didn’t ever need a car to get proposals.
You guys like it so that’s fine. I drive a Lincoln Town Car - Signature, which many of you might not prefer.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 3:24:00 PM PST by potlatch
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To: SkyPilot
Ahhhh, British cars.

I once had a love/hate relationship with a 1973 MGB-GT.

22 posted on 01/31/2013 3:27:44 PM PST by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: lowbridge

Jaguar XK-140

23 posted on 01/31/2013 3:35:51 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: ibytoohi
I once had a love/hate relationship with a 1973 MGB-GT.

It's funny you mention that in this thread. That car is sometimes referred to as the "poor man's Aston Martin."


24 posted on 01/31/2013 3:40:59 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: frithguild

I am a cheapskate — I’ll be satisfied with a 1964 Austin-Healy. Make it British Racing Green please.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 4:06:32 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: lowbridge

So...who did the “now-deceased” owner steal it from?


26 posted on 01/31/2013 4:11:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: eCSMaster

Now there’s the apex of the carriage makers craft ! Wow

Yeow Yeow Yeow !


27 posted on 01/31/2013 4:25:56 PM PST by Joined2Justify (I would rather be laughing tears of JOY)
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To: lowbridge
I'll take one of these, now that's beautiful:

The car and the man himself:

The XKE is awesome too.

I don't know which way I would go on the Aston Martin, some say it's only original once and would just get it running and wouldn't restore it VS the people who want it restored to factory original but completely gone through so it's like it just rolled of the assembly line. I think I would restore it but use modern parts like electronic ignition but change nothing permanently.

28 posted on 01/31/2013 4:57:31 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: PGR88

yeah anything rubber or plastic could be in real trouble now.


29 posted on 01/31/2013 5:29:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Cboldt
My 3rd car. 1969 Opel GT. In 1975 I paid $1,700. Ran like s#it.

Looked cool!

30 posted on 01/31/2013 6:21:46 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: jaz.357

Notice the hood doesn’t even fit right on the car.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 6:23:50 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SkyPilot
The "poor man" is right on the money. I bought it used in 1974 for $3500.

It died an untimely death in 1980, and, no, I didn't shoot it.

32 posted on 01/31/2013 7:46:46 PM PST by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Some say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for wolves... all we know is, he’s called the Stig!


33 posted on 01/31/2013 8:20:39 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: potlatch

You have good taste in cars as well.I have an old Mark viii that I have turned into somewhat of a hotrod.My kids love it.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 3:59:45 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Thank you, I do love Lincolns.
I was interested that you posted about your old Mark VIII Lincoln because I have a ‘57 Lincoln Continental Mark II that's been sitting in my garage for ‘many’ years. It was not fun for me to drive, too cumbersome for ‘nowdays’ but fun to take to Festivals or car shows. Baby Blue, original color.
35 posted on 02/01/2013 1:35:35 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

NOW THAT is cool.


36 posted on 02/02/2013 3:02:03 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: lowbridge

I had more adventure with an old 1964 Triumph TR4 than any other car ever.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 3:40:11 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: SkyPilot

And with a British car, you either become intimately involved with your car, or you buy your mechanic a new Porsche.


38 posted on 02/02/2013 3:45:42 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: jaz.357

Around here, that was known as a “Teeny Bopper Corvette”.


39 posted on 02/02/2013 3:47:43 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“I want a new Jaguar E-type Speedster!”

Isn’t that the one that costs $500k ? I like it, but not that much. Not that I have a half-mil to spend on anything, least of all a car.


40 posted on 02/02/2013 4:48:34 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Belay that. Not $500k. 500,000 Pounds Sterling.


41 posted on 02/02/2013 5:38:26 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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