Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. This is the first time in 36 years by my estimation that it has sat in daylight.
Zodiac going into bodyshop to be painted and polished at last.
We are only working half days as we as struggling with paint and part supplies as everybody is furloughed in the COVID-19 crisis.
Anyone for a beautiful unmolested series 2 even down to its original steel wheels and hard top. Up for sale the minute the COVID-19 lockdown ends.
Been getting this old girl ready for an mot as Caroline say's she wouldn't mind using it. Probably do it good as in nearly 10 yrs of ownership I've only used it for about Five days !
A little bit of it's history, Rover never made a manual 3.5 Vanden Plas EFI from the 1100 built but a guy working I believe at a Land rover dealer converted it and fitted a very potent 4.6 so as too do some sprinting with it in the early 2000's. It proved to quick for the next owner even with XJS brakes, Koni shocks etc . He also had a low mileage vitesse that he had owned for years so asked me to swap the running gear over which I did and he still uses as a road car. I then kept this but sold it on as I couldn't help myself in it and was becoming a boyo ! The customer I sold it to said it was making him a speed demon as well and was afraid of losing his licence so I bought it back and forgot about it really but it's one of those cars that always starts even when left for years at a time so I think she deserves some love !
The new owner was having trouble with closing the passenger door and asked if I could help. Having sorted the door I had a look around the car and remarked on the electronic ignition and how we've never had one go wrong. An hour later I get a phone call and the guy says the AA man has diagnosed a dead ignition and can you take it in and fix it. The AA dropped it off and we checked the wiring connections and you guessed it, having touched them it started. Now it's stuck with us with a ' while it's there can you just '.
Aston Martin DB6 vantage having it's final polish and detailing. Then it's for sale and if you are interested you will have to ring me as it is a very special car. Then we have another special one of only two produced Lotus Elan +2 convertibles to repair some accident damage on and repaint back into it's very unusual but original Ford green.
Something a bit different for us. Ford zodiac in need of steel wings being put back on it to replace the fibreglass one's fitted years ago. This one needed a new bottom edge before it can be fitted as rotted away. One down one to go.