Evaluation: Located in the UK. Represented as the original engine. Scruffy, dirty, mildewed, rusty barn find showing 7301 miles on the odometer and 107,301 miles on the rust, oily, grimy chassis and suspension. Not registered since the 1980s, complete with old newspapers as documentation. The paint is old, dull and damaged. The driver’s seat has pulled seatback seams but is otherwise likely salvageable. Everything else is gone including the dashboard bezel and switch chrome. Exterior chrome is a rust-pitted mess. Underbody shots show rust in the sills. A mess sold on a bill of sale without registration paperwork.
Bottom Line: It’s a mess, but it’s mostly complete. Sold in Great Britain, the right-hand drive is a modest advantage and is reflected in the over-estimate price it brought. The new owner’s problem now is that there’s only a little over $300,000 left between this result and the value of this DB6 Vantage in concours condition. There just isn’t any comfort margin in that equation.