Rusty vintage car sells for an outrageous amount of money [PHOTO]

A rusty 1949 Aston Martin DB2 Fixed-Head Coupe has been auctioned off for £679,100 (N256M).

1949 Aston Martin DB2 Fixed-Head Coupe

A rusty Aston Martin DB2 Fixed-Head Coupe has been sold for a huge sum of money.

The dilapidated appearance of the car was overlooked because of it's remarkable racing history.

It's achievements include:

1. Completing back-to-back 24-hour marathons almost 70 years ago,

2. Taking seventh position overall (third in class) at the first postwar Grand Prix d'Endurance,

3. Returning to the Le Mans circuit to complete a track parade in 1971.

"It is an outstanding survivor from not just one 1949 24-Hour race – but two – both of which it finished in significant positions. As a surviving progenitor of the Aston Martin DB2 production model – and as one of the very first David Brown Aston Martin works team cars ever built - its stature as a landmark in the Feltham marque's glittering history becomes even more evident", a statement read.

Tim Schofield, from the Bonhams Motor Car Department, said: "It started the DB line of cars which are still being built by Aston Martin today. It is remarkably complete and original, but it clearly needs a great deal of work. It was left to the elements for many years and for the past 40 or so years it hasn't had a wheel turned in anger."

Other items at the auction include the 1965 MGB EX234 Prototye roadster - sold for: £55,000, 2016 Bentley Continental V8 S convertible - sold for £250,000, 1981 BMW M1 Coupe - sold for £270,000, 1996 Porsche 911 RS Clubsport Coupe - sold for £250,000 and a Lamborghini Gallado 5.2-litre V10 coffee table - sold for £1,700.

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