An Aston Martin that was found rusting in a garage after 54 years is now set to be sold for a huge sum.
The extremely rare classic is currently little more than a jumble of parts and a chassis, but is considered a goldmine for collectors.
The broken engine is actually a DB2/4 MkII model, one of only 199 ever made.
Its name comes from the fact that it was a two-door hatchback with four seats under the hardtop.
Under the hood is an inline six-cylinder engine developed by Aston’s luxury brand Lagonda.
This particular DB2/4 was purchased in 1966 by the current owner’s father.
The family, from Leeds, Yorkshire, used it for three years before it was “discarded” and placed in the garage for restoration.
Unfortunately, the restoration work never began and, as the photos of its current condition show, is still urgently needed.
The chassis is nothing more than a shell without headlights, front grille and floor.
It’s stacked on top of a few other vintage cars that have been stored in the same room for even longer.
The missing parts are stored in boxes on the shelf to the side and need to be repaired and reinstalled.
There is also significant rust throughout the bodywork that would need to be addressed as part of a thorough restoration.
Nonetheless, the pile of mechanical bits and bobs is up for sale and is expected to fetch a mammoth sum with an estimated price of £60,000.
This could be supported by the fact that another of the fewer than 200 examples produced was preferred by David Brown, the former owner of Aston Martin, as his personal car.
The car on offer also has service and registration papers from 1957.
This comes after the gaggle of Wheeler dealers revealed the “worst mistake” you can make when buying a classic car.
Meanwhile, boxing legend George Foreman’s 52-car collection was auctioned off.