1962 Aston Martin DB4: It’s Only Mostly Dead


It doesn’t run. It barely rolls. All the rustable parts have rusted.  Frankly, it looks like Raoul Silva’s goons took their guns to it for a couple of hours.

Still, I love it. I LOVE the look of it. I love the backstory.

What I really really love is the chance to shoot it in a garage. A little bit steampunk,  A little bit postmodern industrial grunge. A whole lot of  ruin porn.

It’s for sale on January 18 in Scottsdale. If you win it, I am happy to store it in my garage for a while. As long as you don’t mind some value added “weathering.” [Ed.: somebody bought it for $374,000.]

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2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato: The Lust is Strong With This One

FULL DSCLOSURE: I am predisposed to love this car. It has everything: an Aston Martin pedigree, a V12, and a Zagato fusion of DB7 and Vanquish faces.
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I don’t care that I can see some Jaguar blood in that gorgeous low-slung nose. I don’t care that the trunk is virtually pointless. I actually like the coupe better than the topless version.

Aston Martin V8: If only…

If only this Aston Martin V8, which I love,
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hadn’t been smeared by being driven by this guy in The Living Daylights.

Seriously, Bond writers. Outriggers? (Also one wheel steering?) Rocket booster? People bitch about the over the top, invisible Vanish Vanquish from Die Another Day, but I think this is almost as heretical.

On the other hand, this AM V8 from Cars and Coffee Hookers and Squirrels Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering is beyond Boss. It’s still a dream car and my favorite Aston series. Driving one – hell, just sitting in one –  is still on the bucket list.