Aston Martin DBS barn find ready to hit the auction block image

A rare 1968 Aston Martin DBS has apparently spent most of its life in a barn, but it has been rediscovered recently and will be up for grabs during the Silverstone Auctions event taking place later this month.

This particular DBS was delivered new back on November 5, 1968 to a buyer from Surrey, UK. He ordered for his model some factory extras such as power steering, air conditioning, and a Motorola radio. But after no more than two years of playing around, in April 1970, the car was sold to somebody from Jersey, the largest of England’s Channel Islands. The car was used until 1986 and afterward sit was hidden in a barn where it waited patiently for the discovery three decades later. It still has the original Mink Bronze body paint and Red Connolly interior, but the model does need a healthy dose of TLC and we’re hoping the upcoming new owner will treat it right and restore it to the former glory. The odo has clocked just 30,565 miles (49,189 kilometers) and most of them were done on the island which is just nine miles long and five miles wide.

This 1968 DBS also has the original six-cylinder, 4.0-liter engine mated to a Borg-Warner automatic transmission, but the mechanical condition of the two hasn’t been detailed. Since this is an Aston Martin, the DBS appeared in the 1969 motion picture “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” The barn find will hit the auction block on May 20 at an event organized by Silverstone Auctions estimates price it between £50,000 – £60,000 ($72,628 – $87,153).