A 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 that was purchased after the intervention of a concerned bank manager has been found by Hampshire dealer Mark Donaldson.
The machine was bought by its current owner for £950 in 1970 when his financial advisor, horrified at the thought his client may buy a Reliant Scimitar, increased his overdraft and recommended that it should be spent on “a real motor car”.
The Aston was the result and was used daily, for roles including towing a boat, by the smitten Dr Nightingale until 1986. The car was then put into storage and has barely moved since.
Originally painted Elusive Blue, the GT was resprayed to its current Dubonnet in 1961.
Now up for sale, it is said to be the ideal basis for a sympathetic restoration, with a smooth-running engine and strong oil pressure.
It comes with supporting documents and even a working copy of The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the 8-Track.