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Jay Leno, July 2011

Why should car values affect their restoration costs?

I’ve always lusted after the Aston Martin DB5. I’m not sure whether it’s the James Bond connection or whatever, but for some reason I felt I always wanted one.

One came up for sale near me about a year-and-a-half ago. I went to look at it – a right-hand-drive model that a man had owned since 1972 or ’73. We got down there and it was pretty much a complete wreck. I mean, I could see from 50 feet it was a mess. It was pewter grey with red leather interior. As I got closer I saw that the leather was completely cracked, broken, torn up.

 

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Jay Leno, July 2011

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