1959 Aston Martin Convertible. According to the build sheet, AM300/3/1712 was delivered in March of 1959 to its first owner in the UK. The paint was Elusive Blue, the color it wears today. The interior was blue/grey, and the hood (top) was beige. The build sheet also confirms the LHD configuration, DBD engine and twin exhaust as original.The current owner took the uncompleted and partially disassembled car to an Aston Martin dealer in the Pacific Northwest in 2009 with the idea of having them complete the project. Initially we were contacted to restore the dashboard and instrument cluster, which we did.
The car arrived as a roller along with many boxes of parts. The body had been painted but not very well. There were areas of shrinkage, uneven gloss, and some minor bubbling. The owner decided to live with the paint so the plan was for us to sort the car mechanically, restore and refit all the chrome trim, and lastly install a complete new interior and top.
Work proceeded slowly over the years. fitted and wired the restored dash, installed a new steering wheel and fuel pump, and fabricated and installed new brake lines. got the engine running and deemed it serviceable. A new windscreen and seal were installed. had to fabricate new front seat frames as the originals had gone missing over the years. These were duplicated exactly using patterns from another car. The top frame was repaired, re-chromed, and fitted with new wood. Literally hundreds of loose ends and issues, which can be seen on the invoices were dealt with. The car then went to our trimmer for a complete new interior, top, and top boot in the correct leather, Wilton wool, and Everflex materials. New chrome trims and pin beading were fabricated and fitted to the top. New bumpers were installed and new bumper filler pans were fabricated, painted, and fitted. Body trim was rechromed as needed and installed. Call for more info.