Engine Size: 3995cc
Type: Sports Saloon
Colour: Dubonet Rosso
Copies of the original factory build sheets confirm, chassis number 53 of 55 was built to order for Hawker Siddeley Ltd and is believed to have been the personal car of newly appointed Hawker Siddeley Group Chairman and Managing Director, Sir Arnold Hall.
The car's service history is comprehensive and all previous owners are known.
A thick history file of bills shows that some £60,000 has been spent on the car between late 2011 and mid 2014, including a bare metal repaint in Dubonnet Rosso, a full rebuild of the original engine, a sympathetic refurbishment of the original interior and a host of other improvements too detailed to list in full here, the whole process being meticulously recorded in photographs.
Now in magnificent condition throughout, the car has a fresh MOT on it as well. This wonderful matching numbers motor car, with few owners and a known history from new, is ready to embark on the next chapter of its fascinating life to date.
One of the rarest Aston Martins of all, and the personal favourite of David Brown, this aristocratic machine is sure to be of interest to any serious collector. At a fraction of the price of a comparable DB5, the Rapide seems curiously undervalued today, a situation which we feel sure will not continue for much longer. Another one to buy now while you can still afford to?