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'37 Aston

Paul Johnson

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This was a treat last Saturday. We drooled all over this 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 swb drophead. Siblings inherited the car and are considering their options. It looks pretty sad, but everything is there, and enough remains to make patterns. Still, it'll be a six digit restoration. Hope they follow through with it.

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Indeed...although there's much to be said (at least in my own mind) for making it roadworthy, cleaning and polishing, and redoing only the minimum necessary (like seats and weather equipment) -- and then ENJOYING it! Once that six-figure restoration is complete, chances are no one will ever drive it again.
 

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BTW, Paul... Izzat a Merc "RedHead" outboard engine beside it? THAT is also a bit of a rarity, y'know.
 
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BTW, Paul... Izzat a Merc "RedHead" outboard engine beside it? THAT is also a bit of a rarity, y'know.

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Good eye - and it is. The lady said she was going to throw it away, and all three of us started yelling. Pointed a boat friend toward it, and looks like he's going to grab it.
 

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I should hope so! Glad it didn't go for a chop!
 
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I want!
 

piman

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Hello Paul,

"Still, it'll be a six digit restoration.", that is a lot of money? The car doesn't look too bad from the picture, what needs doing?
I restored a DB5 about twenty years ago and spent nothing like that sort of money (and that included a brand new block\pistons\liners)

Good luck with it.

Alec
 
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