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Aston Martin DBS Theft Repair

$410 of $66,100 goal

Raised by 6 people in 19 months
A childhood dream turned into a lifelong love affair with this James Bond  1969 Aston Martin DBS, to "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" specification.
I had restored her over a 3 year period, then shared this elegant and important piece of film history with the world, winning several concours events, and, more importantly, doing charity, fundraising, and public outreach programmes, where the DBS is a crowd pleasing star!

Unfortunately, in January of 2016, thieves broke into a Public Storage unit where she was temporarily kept, as the building she was normally housed in was undergoing major repairs. The callous vandals stole all of my tools, many of which were collected over 25 years, and many NOS, and hard to find parts. The bounced parts off the top of the car, damaging nearly every panel,and creased in the right side, while squeezing out my rolling tool box. The most unkindest cut of all was the insurance company's nightmare estimator, who denied payment for basic items and a proper repair.

I need your help to restore Her Majesty's DBS and preserve this Aston Martin for future generations.
I have over 1000 hours of my own, and several thousand dollars in materials so far, but my skills and wallet can only go so far. I need to employ a metal finisher, and painter.
Please contribute, so I can continue to help others with this beloved, cherished piece of our heritage.
Thank you!
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Hello everyone,
Sanding panels, but hitting a wall on how much I can physically accomplish.
Need to sublet the aluminum panel dent repair, but we are seriously low on funds. Please share our story with your contacts, as I'm not on social media, and need the assistance of those who have more experience.
Thank you! Tom
Caught in the act! D/A wet sanding.
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Hello Everyone,
Project has stalled, as contributions have been slim.
Please dig deep and contribute!
Thank you, Tom
Hand sanding the grille area
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Hello Everyone, and thank you for your support so far!
Slow work progressing, as I am doing 100% of the labour myself, with 2 arthritic wrists and hands.
Rewarding work, though, and somewhat therapeutic.
More to come, stay tuned...
Hand sanding the sill covers. Slow going
Hand sanding window aperture
Masking wheel wells...such fun!
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Finally, the Red Oxide Epoxy Primer has arrived, at a further cost of $800.
This is the correct material to use, as original as is possible with today's paints.
Stay tuned for more updates...
Thank you!
The Red Oxide Epoxy Primer is here! $800
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Val Martin-Taft
19 months ago

Put a hundred in for me Russ I'll pay you tonight when you get home I don't know this Thom guy but I know how you feel about your dads car and I can't stand the thought of useless scum bags who have. No respect for themselves or any one else getting away with this so go ahead

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$410 of $66,100 goal

Raised by 6 people in 19 months
Created April 25, 2017
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JD
$50
Joseph Darlington
8 months ago

What a tragedy to befall such a stunning car, and a wonderful project! Let's get her back on her feet!

$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
DW
$100
david watson
13 months ago

I have restored a 68 DBS, I have number if parts, contact me.

$50
Russ Taft
19 months ago

Good Luck Tommy!

VT
$10
Victor Ting
19 months ago

Looking forward to the end result!

Val Martin-Taft
19 months ago

Put a hundred in for me Russ I'll pay you tonight when you get home I don't know this Thom guy but I know how you feel about your dads car and I can't stand the thought of useless scum bags who have. No respect for themselves or any one else getting away with this so go ahead

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