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  • IRISH SINGER’S ASTON MARTIN TO BE SOLD BY BONHAMS

    Shane Filan's Aston Martin to be sold by Bonhams. UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £348,000 INCLUSIVE OF BUYER'S PREMIUM.

    A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2 Litre Sports Saloon owned by Shane Filan of the Irish group Westlife will be offered by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival on September 16.    The car was Filan’s 30th birthday present to himself, but as he will be touring for the next year or so he has decided to sell it.  The DB5 was found in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by marque specialist Desmond J Smail.  It has since been fully restored.

    Works undertaken include a full body-off rebuild: powder coating the chassis; new doorframes and outer skins; and re-bodying in places with new steel where required, the roof and boot being retained. Recognised specialist Bodylines carried out the bodywork restoration, while repainting in Silver Birch was entrusted to specialist Lone Pine Garage. The Aston was returned to DJS for completion, which included a full engine rebuild to 4.2 litres capacity using Cosworth pistons; overhaul of the gearbox and rear axle; reconditioned brake servos and callipers; all gauges overhauled; dashboard repainted; and a full interior re-trim in black leather with matching Wilton carpets. Parts renewed include the wheels, tyres, brakes discs, Cooper nickel pipes, suspension, wiring loom, roof lining, brightwork and exhaust system (now stainless steel). In addition, the car was fitted with air conditioning and a modern Sony stereo system. Only 400-or-so miles have been covered since.
    The car is expected to fetch £250,000-300,000.
    UPDATE:  IT MADE £348,000.

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