A LUCKY john has found an old cracker in his father-in-law’s garage under piles of rubbish that is now being sold for a huge sum.
The stunning vintage car once served as a storage rack in the cluttered garage – but now it’s up for auction after being repaired by the eagle-eyed motor enthusiast.
The extremely rare AC Greyhound was found in boxes full of junk and junk.
But it has been dubbed the “Sleeping Beauty” after being brought back to life after 45 years in disarray.
The two-door beauty has four seats, all upholstered in leather, with the floor of the car being carpeted.
It will go on sale for a whopping £70,000 at the Silverstone Auctions Supercar Fest of Iconic and Classic Cars on May 28th at Sywell Aerodrome.
The “Put your Sunglasses on Red” model is one of only 83 examples.
The engine is said to have a “nice history” after being found in the garage of the seller’s late father-in-law, aged under 45, full of clutter and dust.
As a result of being hibernated in the garage, it only has 43,625 miles on the clock – which is proven by years of documentation.
Silverstone Auctions’ Harry Fox-Edwards said: “The restoration was completed in early 2022.
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“We hear from our supplier that ‘the engine runs well and the car is a pleasure to drive’.
“This has to be one of, if not the best, example of a greyhound that has come onto the market recently.
“And with Ace and Aceca prices soaring in recent years, we can’t help but feel that the Greyhound is a bit undervalued in comparison.
“With the striking looks of a DB4, 75 percent the performance, 10 times rarer but only 20 percent the cost, it looks remarkably valuable at today’s target price.”
The previous owner bought it brand new in 1960 and used it as a daily driver.
It also visited British circuits where it was raced against Aston Martins at club level.
Potential buyers will be pleased to know that the car has a full history with old tax plates, invoices, the original tool kit in the spare wheel well and the original owner’s manuals and manuals.
Experts estimate the unique car will cost between £60,000 and £70,000.
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