The weather in the UK has taken a turn for the worse over the past few weeks. Bitterly cold winds, heavy snow and now widespread flooding are having a detrimental effect on driving conditions. Many cars have suffered as a result, some even to the point of being written off, but today comes news of one of the worst calamities to take place on British roads.
An Aston Martin DB5 has been drowned by floodwaters in Longcot. Valued at £300,000 the James Bond star plunged into water two feet deep after the driver reportedly ignored floodwater signs. We all know the damage high volumes of water can do to a modern car, let alone a classic. The value of DB5’s have steadily risen over the decades and with only 1,023 ever produced, they aren’t going to become any cheaper.
Powered by a 4 litre engine with 282BHP, the Aston Martin DB5 could hit speeds of 145MPH back in 1963.