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(Slash Gear)   1956 Aston Martin sells for $22.5 million. In other news: Someone thinks a British car is actually worth $22.5 million   ( slashgear.com) divider line
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2017-08-20 12:50:53 PM  
And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view
 
2017-08-20 01:10:26 PM  
fark off, Trollmitter. I'd take an Aston over a Ferrari any day. Except maybe a 250 GTO.
 
2017-08-20 01:13:28 PM  
It's beautiful.
 
2017-08-20 01:17:52 PM  
Just wait until he tries to find filters for it at Auto Zone or O'Reilly..
 
2017-08-20 01:42:34 PM  
If you ever owned a mini in the states, you'd know $22 million is about what most mechanics charge to fix them.
 
2017-08-20 02:01:20 PM  
Don't drive it near a puddle!
 
2017-08-20 02:24:58 PM  
Something something electrical system.
 
2017-08-20 02:51:33 PM  

2xhelix: Just wait until he tries to find filters for it at Auto Zone or O'Reilly..


Pep Boys.
 
2017-08-20 03:22:40 PM  
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2017-08-20 03:35:08 PM  

Barfmaker: Something something electrical system.


The electrical system isn't usually a problem if the thing won't start.
 
2017-08-20 04:02:23 PM  

rcain: And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view


Yeah, please.

Get rid of those rich assholes so my broke-ass can get my filthy plebian mitts on that sweet Aston for the price of an old Geo Metro.
 
2017-08-20 04:23:05 PM  
The new owner can sell the individual oil drips for a profit.
 
2017-08-20 04:23:56 PM  
*shrugs*

Good for them.
 
2017-08-20 04:24:37 PM  
I assume the new owner also owns a Camry for when this car is in the shop?
 
2017-08-20 04:27:46 PM  
It's the Bond thing.  I fell in love with old Aston Martins when I was a kid and didn't know about product placement yet.  The last Bond movie I watched was a terrible movie and the constant Aston Martin product placement just kind of pissed me off.
 
2017-08-20 04:27:47 PM  
$22.5 million includes repair costs for the various electrical gremlins and oil leaks that pop up. The car itself is only worth $65,000
 
2017-08-20 04:28:31 PM  
I know of a guy who bought a DB4 brand new in the mid '60s, a couple of years ago someone offered him what he calls "stupid money" for it.   He though... and then realized he didn't like driving it (well, he LOVED drivign it) with all the other a-holes on the road on their phones, drinking coffee, etc. and every moment behind the wheel he was stressing about what some idiot would do.  So he sold it.   As to what "stupid money" is, this guy works in the movie industry, with the big wigs and stars ...
 
2017-08-20 04:40:28 PM  

fatalvenom: rcain: And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view

Yeah, please.

Get rid of those rich assholes so my broke-ass can get my filthy plebian mitts on that sweet Aston for the price of an old Geo Metro.


Don't feed the trolls.
 
2017-08-20 04:44:42 PM  
Standing in line to register for classes the girl ahead of me was named Austin Martin

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2017-08-20 04:45:48 PM  

rcain: And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view


Annnnd? What's your point other than someone does something you can't. Welcome to the world. Most of us farkers don't do as well as some others because *reasons*. However, some of us go day to day and enjoy life rather than looking at someone else and feeling cheated. You seem to be in the same boat as I am. But I'm satisfied with what we have. The wife is also.
 
2017-08-20 04:46:48 PM  

spongeboob: Standing in line to register for classes the girl ahead of me was named Austin Martin

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Could have been worse, could have been Austin Allegro...
 
2017-08-20 04:53:34 PM  
Shame, jealousy, and envy, calling.  Line one.
 
2017-08-20 04:54:26 PM  
Lucas. Lord of Darkness
 
2017-08-20 04:57:32 PM  
That is one damn good looking vehicle.
 
2017-08-20 05:06:37 PM  

i.r.id10t: I know of a guy who bought a DB4 brand new in the mid '60s, a couple of years ago someone offered him what he calls "stupid money" for it.   He though... and then realized he didn't like driving it (well, he LOVED drivign it) with all the other a-holes on the road on their phones, drinking coffee, etc. and every moment behind the wheel he was stressing about what some idiot would do.  So he sold it.   As to what "stupid money" is, this guy works in the movie industry, with the big wigs and stars ...


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2017-08-20 05:07:46 PM  

Your Dance Instructor: Shame, jealousy, and envy, calling.  Line one.


Dude, you can white knight all you want but the owner of this car ain't gonna bang you in the Aston Martin.

Which I imagine would be rather uncomfortable in more ways than one.
 
2017-08-20 05:08:21 PM  
Stupid. Even the the steering wheel is on the wrong side
 
2017-08-20 05:10:39 PM  

Tellingthem: [img.fark.net image 400x300]


Bravo good sir.
My local supplier is back ordered.
 
2017-08-20 05:12:58 PM  
Well, if Kate Middleton had rode in it while going commando....
 
2017-08-20 05:13:21 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Your Dance Instructor: Shame, jealousy, and envy, calling.  Line one.

Dude, you can white knight all you want but the owner of this car ain't gonna bang you in the Aston Martin.

Which I imagine would be rather uncomfortable in more ways than one.


I find it hard to believe you think I am white knighting this person.  To hate a person, for what they are able to buy for themselves is just sad.  Improve your own life, instead of hating others for what they have
 
2017-08-20 05:15:39 PM  

DanDelaware: fatalvenom: rcain: And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view

Yeah, please.

Get rid of those rich assholes so my broke-ass can get my filthy plebian mitts on that sweet Aston for the price of an old Geo Metro.

Don't feed the trolls.


That was the point.
 
2017-08-20 05:15:47 PM  

rcain: And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view


Is this real? Are you really mad about someone buying something with their money? Lolololololololol
 
2017-08-20 05:15:55 PM  
Does it have a spica pump?  If so, may the good lord have mercy on the new owner's soul.
 
2017-08-20 05:16:36 PM  

Mister Peejay: i.r.id10t: I know of a guy who bought a DB4 brand new in the mid '60s, a couple of years ago someone offered him what he calls "stupid money" for it.   He though... and then realized he didn't like driving it (well, he LOVED drivign it) with all the other a-holes on the road on their phones, drinking coffee, etc. and every moment behind the wheel he was stressing about what some idiot would do.  So he sold it.   As to what "stupid money" is, this guy works in the movie industry, with the big wigs and stars ...

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I reported this as a snuff post.
 
2017-08-20 05:17:04 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Your Dance Instructor: Shame, jealousy, and envy, calling.  Line one.

Dude, you can white knight all you want but the owner of this car ain't gonna bang you in the Aston Martin.

Which I imagine would be rather uncomfortable in more ways than one.


I recall a story on the radio back in the 70's, when it was reported that a couple were making out in what was termed a "British sports car", when the man's back gave out. Emergency services had to cut the roof off in order to raise him off the women and out of the car (this predated cell phones, so I guess it required a passer-by to report it). When the woman was later interviewed she said she "didn't know how to tell her husband what happened to the car".
 
2017-08-20 05:17:58 PM  

spongeboob: Standing in line to register for classes the girl ahead of me was named Austin Martin



She'd be fun for a Sunday afternoon spin when the weather is nice but you don't want to rely on her.
 
2017-08-20 05:20:02 PM  
For that kind of money, it had better come with a Bond girl.
 
2017-08-20 05:23:43 PM  

lindalouwho: It's beautiful.


Yeah it's pretty badass
 
2017-08-20 05:32:30 PM  
Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
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and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.
 
2017-08-20 05:37:48 PM  
I don't know why the typical person doesn't get even a little bit outraged about people having way too much money so they can throw a fortune at something that is basically pointless and valueless. Twenty million dollars would be enough for any normal person to have a wonderful and carefree life yet this person is basically throwing it away. These kinds of displays used to get the rabble outraged enough to depose and behead those in charge.
 
2017-08-20 05:41:32 PM  

rcain: And just think of the good that $22.5m could have done to so many people in desperate need. But, better that some insanely rich person have a shiny new toy to put in their extensive collection hidden away from public view


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2017-08-20 05:44:36 PM  

ol' gormsby: Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
[img.fark.net image 335x251]

and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.


Daaang, that's sweet. You did Nurburgring with that?
I've only run Riverside and Laguna Seca. Nurburgring is on my list.
 
2017-08-20 05:45:16 PM  
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Just sold for 15.62M

Worth every penny.

/always my dream car. Even with the Veyron out there.. The F1 is just... So DAMNED cool
 
2017-08-20 05:52:26 PM  

ol' gormsby: Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
[img.fark.net image 335x251]

and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.


That looks like a mid 70's Ford Torino.
 
2017-08-20 05:56:32 PM  

ol' gormsby: Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
[img.fark.net image 335x251]

and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.


Had one too in Germany for awhile, until I discovered the Scirocco.
 
2017-08-20 06:02:21 PM  

WTFDYW: ol' gormsby: Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
[img.fark.net image 335x251]

and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.

That looks like a mid 70's Ford Torino.


It's a Ford Capri. Ford's way of creating a Mustang that was better suited for Europe once the original Mustang started suffering from middle-age spread and was no longer viable for sale across the pond. It was briefly sold on this side of the Atlantic where it proceeded to biograde almost as quickly as the subsequent Granada (not to be confused with the European Ford which carried the same name).
 
2017-08-20 06:06:41 PM  
Hey, a British car from '56 that actually runs today is statistically 1 in 255,000,000.
 
2017-08-20 06:11:25 PM  
There are people who buy a used car for $5,000 while people are homeless and kids go hungry, should that used car buyer feel ashamed? I say no. There people who can afford to spend money on a bus pass while people are homeless and kids go hungry, is that a shameful use of money? I say no.

So where is the line drawn? What arbitrary price point is the one where if you spend this much it's bad but if you spent a penny less it's okay?
 
2017-08-20 06:18:17 PM  

mephisto6: ol' gormsby: Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
[img.fark.net image 335x251]

and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.

Daaang, that's sweet. You did Nurburgring with that?
I've only run Riverside and Laguna Seca. Nurburgring is on my list.


Good grief, no. I doubt it would have managed a single lap. Frickin' things had a chronic weakness in the front-end - look at it the wrong way and suddenly, CRACKS! in the steering rack mounts. There's no way it would have coped with a racetrack. Still, it had its good points. Disc brakes when everything else in Oz were still drums all round, somewhat of a chick magnet, too (gotta love that early 70s styling).

It finally executed a HCF instruction when the fuel line just popped off the carby and pumped petrol right over the top of the rocker cover onto the exhaust manifold.
 
2017-08-20 06:24:41 PM  

capt.hollister: WTFDYW: ol' gormsby: Three dual-side-draught Webers. That thing would just sluuuuurrrrrrp fuel. Still, if that's what it takes to win at Nurburgring, so be it.

Silly ol' gormsby in his younger days had one of these:
[img.fark.net image 335x251]

and for a laugh, replaced the single-barrel downdraught carby for a dual weber. No room for an air filter. Fuel consumption was pathetic, but boy, did it get up and go! And the induction noise was fantastic. Had to put the original back on after a week - it wasn't burning most of the petrol and the exhaust was a deep, rich black. A fun exercise in silliness.

That looks like a mid 70's Ford Torino.

It's a Ford Capri. Ford's way of creating a Mustang that was better suited for Europe once the original Mustang started suffering from middle-age spread and was no longer viable for sale across the pond. It was briefly sold on this side of the Atlantic where it proceeded to biograde almost as quickly as the subsequent Granada (not to be confused with the European Ford which carried the same name).


They took the Cortina (fantastic little English Ford) and put a fancy body on it. Same floorpan, same engine (4-cyl 1600cc heron head), same gearbox, same brakes, just a different shell. Later models offered a german 2600cc V6 with a different gearbox and diff (IIRC).
 
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