A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 worth up to £1 million was badly damaged when it was involved in a crash near Manchester Airport last week.
The unnamed owner was driving with his four-year old son as a passenger when the luxury grand tourer was involved in an incident with a Vauxhall Astra on 28 July. Greater Manchester Police is investigating what caused the collision and told Classic Car Weekly that the driver and his son's injuries were believed to be minor.
Kevin Moore, a repair engineer at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, said that while the damage looked 'extensive' he belived that the car could be saved.
'Clearly this accident is horrible for all involved and we hope no one was seriously hurt,' Moore said. 'These sort of things will happen, but it's still important for owners to enjoy their cars and actually take them out.'
Moore said that while it would be difficult to give an accurate estimate on the full cost of repair without a full inspection, the damage to the dront end looked 'extensive' and the owner could be looking at up to a year before he can drive the car again. He said: 'Given the value of a DB5 and looking at the damage in pictures, I'm confident we could repair the vehicle back to its original state.'