The collector car market has spiraled to such an extent that seeing a car sell at auction for £206,000 (about $319k) barely even raises an eyebrow these days. But for that kind of money, you'd still expect the car to be in good condition, right? But that's how much one buyer paid recently for what is euphemistically being referred to as a "rolling restoration project" – auto-speak for a handyman's dream.
The car in question is a 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII convertible. Or at least it once was. And when it was, it belonged to one David Brown, the former Aston Martin chief whose initials still adorn the company's svelte GTs to this day. Unfortunately the car sat in disrepair for 30 years since then, but after having been rediscovered was sold at auction by Barons at Sandown Park in Surrey, England.