/Rusting 1936 Aston Martin bought for £300 is set to sell for £55,000
Rusting 1936 Aston Martin bought for £300 is set to sell for £55,000Rusting 1936 Aston Martin bought for £300 is set to sell for £55,000

Rusting 1936 Aston Martin bought for £300 is set to sell for £55,000

A classic car that has spent almost 50 years languishing in a garage is tipped to sell for £55,000 – despite being covered in rust and missing a wheel.
The rare 1936 Aston Martin Mk II saloon was one of just 24 made by the famous British marque and only a handful of the cars survive today.
The model up for sale was owned by the late Philip Kenyon, an electrical engineer, who bought it way back in 1951 for a mere £300.

A clapped-out 1936 Aston Martin Mk II saloon which has spent almost 50 years languishing in a garage is tipped to sell for £55,000

A clapped-out 1936 Aston Martin Mk II saloon which has spent almost 50 years languishing in a garage is tipped to sell for £55,000

Mr Kenyon happily drove it throughout the 1950s and 60s, taking his family on holidays to the Lake District and Wales in it, but he put it into storage in 1971 after the cable on the handbrake broke.
Mr Kenyon intended to repair it but never got round to it.
The car would remain off-road, gathering dust and rust for the next five decades.
But following the death of one of Mr Kenyon’s daughters, the car is being sold by H&H Classics of Warrington, Cheshire, on behalf of the family.

The model now for sale was bought in 1951 for a mere £300 by the late Philip Kenyon, an electrical engineer who helped develop radar systems in the Second World War. Mr Kenyon happily drove it throughout the 1950s and 60s, taking his family on holidays to the Lake District and Wales in it. He is pictured with his daughters Joan and Ann

The model now for sale was bought in 1951 for a mere £300 by the late Philip Kenyon, an electrical engineer who helped develop radar systems in the Second World War. Mr Kenyon happily drove it throughout the 1950s and 60s, taking his family on holidays to the Lake District and Wales in it. He is pictured with his daughters Joan and Ann

The Mk II was introduced in 1934 and had a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine compared to its predecessor

The Mk II was introduced in 1934 and had a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine compared to its predecessor

Experts believe that whoever buys it will need to spent £100,000 on restoring it to its former glory. By that time it could be worth £200,000

Experts believe that whoever buys it will need to spent £100,000 on restoring it to its former glory. By that time it could be worth £200,000

The rare 1936 Aston Martin Mk II saloon was one of just 24 made by the famous British marque and only a handful survive today

The rare 1936 Aston Martin Mk II saloon was one of just 24 made by the famous British marque and only a handful survive today

The impressive automobile laid untouched in a garage for more than five decades before Philips son-in-law, Neil Marks, 79, rediscovered the vehicle with the help of his own son, Chris, 39

The impressive automobile laid untouched in a garage for more than five decades before Philips son-in-law, Neil Marks, 79, rediscovered the vehicle with the help of his own son, Chris, 39

Experts believe that whoever buys it will need to spent £100,000 on restoring it to its former glory. By that time it could be worth £200,000

Experts believe that whoever buys it will need to spent £100,000 on restoring it to its former glory. By that time it could be worth £200,000

When new the car was capable of an 80mph top speed from its 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine

When new the car was capable of an 80mph top speed from its 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine

Following the death of one of Mr Kenyon’s daughters, the car is being sold by H&H Classics of Warrington, Cheshire, on behalf of the family.
Despite its condition, the vintage motor is still said to be highly desirable and it is tipped to sell for £55,000.
Experts believe that whoever buys it will need to spent £100,000 on restoring it to its former glory. By that time it could be worth £200,000.
The car has a 1.5 litre four cylinder engine and is started using a wind-up handle,.
Nick Lumby, of H&H, said: ‘It is a true garage find that needs total restoration but as far as we know it is pretty much all there and has original parts.
‘The sale is a rare opportunity, cars like this don’t come up very often.
‘Whoever restores it isn’t going to be in profit anytime soon. But is it a project it is going to appeal to a lot of people.
‘It is a rare model and is pre-war and from a period when Aston Martin was doing ranger well as a successful British company.’

The Mk II was introduced in 1934 and had a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine compared to its predecessor

The Mk II was introduced in 1934 and had a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine compared to its predecessor

Despite it being covered in rust and cobwebs and missing a wheel, the vintage motor is still said to be highly desirable and it is tipped to sell for £55,000

Despite it being covered in rust and cobwebs and missing a wheel, the vintage motor is still said to be highly desirable and it is tipped to sell for £55,000

When new the car was capable of an 80mph top speed from its 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine.
The Mk II was introduced in 1934 and had a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine compared to its predecessor.
The sale takes place on June 19 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambs.

Mr Kenyon happily drove it throughout the 1950s and ¿60s, taking his family on holidays to the Lake District and Wales in it

Mr Kenyon happily drove it throughout the 1950s and ’60s, taking his family on holidays to the Lake District and Wales in it

The lost treasure, a 1936 Mark II sports saloon, has been with the same family since it was made and purchased by Philip Kenyon. His daughter Joan is pictured with the car

The lost treasure, a 1936 Mark II sports saloon, has been with the same family since it was made and purchased by Philip Kenyon. His daughter Joan is pictured with the car

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