A LUCKY punter found an old banger under piles of rubbish in his father-in-law's garage – but it's now being sold for a huge sum.
The stunning classic car was once used as a storage shelf in the cluttered garage – but it's now set to sell at auction after being fixed up by the eagle-eyed motor enthusiast.
The ultra-rare AC Greyhound was found covered in boxes of junk and bric-a-brac.
But it has been dubbed a “sleeping beauty” after it was restored back to life after 45 years under clutter.
The two-door beauty has four seats that are all finished with leather, with the floor of the car carpeted.
It will go on sale for a whopping £70,000 with Silverstone Auctions Supercar Fest of Iconic and Classic cars on May 28 at Sywell Aerodrome.
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The ‘Put your Sunglasses on Red’ model is one of just 83 made.
The motor is said to have a “lovely back story” after being found in the vendor’s late father-in-law’s garage under 45 years’ worth of clutter and dust.
As a result of its garage hibernation, it only has 43,625 miles on the clock – which is backed up by documentation throughout the years being kept.
Harry Fox-Edwards of Silverstone Auctions said: “The restoration was completed in early 2022.
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“We understand from our vendor that ‘the engine is running well and the car is a delight to drive’.
“This has got to be one of, if not the finest example of a Greyhound to come to market recently.
“And with prices of the Ace and Aceca having soared in recent years, we can’t help feeling that the Greyhound is somewhat undervalued by comparison.
“With the striking looks of a DB4, 75 per cent of the performance, 10 times rarer, yet only 20 per cent of the cost, it looks remarkable value at today’s guide price.”
The previous owner purchased it brand new in 1960 and used it as a daily driver.
It also frequented UK circuits where it was raced against Aston Martins at club level.
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Potential buyers will be glad to know the car has a full history of old tax discs, invoices, the original tool kit in the spare wheel well and the original owner's handbooks and manuals.
Experts estimate the unique car will sell for between £60,000 and £70,000.
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