Assemble-It-Yourself Classic Aston Martin Being Auctioned



You would think if you were paying $1.4 million for a rare classic Aston Martin, it would come already assembled. That's not the case when it comes to the auction of a 1960 DB4GT. The winning bidder at the Bonhams auction house in London will need to set aside plenty of time and money to get it back on the road. That’s because it’s being sold as-is in an unfinished condition. The 1960 DB4GT is widely considered by collectors as the finest post-war road car Aston Martin ever made. It’s also a favorite for the James Bond movies. It has a top speed of 150mph and a zero-to-60mph time of just 6.1 seconds. The classic car is being sold as a part-finished restoration job that was started some 37 years ago. In its as-is state, it's essentially a rolling shell, with most of the mechanical components, doors, windows, lights and indicators and much of the interior missing. If rebuilt to a very high standard, it could be worth up to $4.1 million.