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  • 05-10-2009 9:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    Do you know of an Aston Martin reg AI 9962, its showing on mywheels as taxed until June 2008.
    I've a photo from motoring life from 1958 of the car being hill climbed by a Joe Flynn.
    If I can get my old scanner to talk to this laptop I'll post up the photo tomorrow


    edit, just found another photo of Joe Flynn from 1958, this time in a MGA reg KIK 887, showing taxed until Aug 09 on mywheels


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  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    I do, its a black DB2 Vantage.
    Lovely car, a tad rough around the edges.

    Sold new by MacArtney-Filgate, Black Bull Motors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    How many Aston Martins have ever been sold here new Kevin?Cant be that many?


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    Maybe 25?
    95% of Astons sold here new are now back in England.
    There are only a handful of original Irish cars left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    .
    There are only a handful of original Irish cars left.
    Of which you have one or two?


  • Registered Users Posts: 231 ✭✭ DarenO


    The Aston Martins i have listed are

    CKI 437
    540 ZJ
    WZH 313
    MYI 329
    BAI 555
    SZH 5
    AI 9962
    NZE 800

    there's a DB4 GT on Dublin plates and for the life of me i cant remember it

    By 1983 there were only 4 Aston Martin's registered in Ireland

    Regards
    Darren


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    DarenO wrote: »
    By 1983 there were only 4 Aston Martin's registered in Ireland
    I was just going to post this..lol!


  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭ quattro777


    Interesting thread.
    Is it possible to get the total numbers sold per year by all manufacturers for the last 30 or 40 years?

    It is available for the UK in a 2 volume book called "Cars in the UK" by Graham Robson


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    CKI 437 is now a dark red DB5 living in England.
    540 ZJ is an electric blue V8, originally Fuel injected, still living in Irl.
    WZH 313 is now a green DB5 still living in Dublin.
    MYI 329 Is a DB4- Wherabouts unknown??
    BAI 555 is now a light blue DB4 living in Kildare.
    SZH 5 is a sage green DB5 living in Dublin.
    AI 9962 is a black DB2 living in Carlow.
    NZE 800 is now a silver DB5 living in Wicklow.

    there's a DB4 GT on Dublin plates and for the life of me i cant remember it
    This car is now in England.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,382 Fishtits


    Can confirm that AI 9962 is alive and well. It's somewhat shabby but is regularly turned out for rallies as opposed to shows and its owner is enjoying it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ John Larkin



    there's a DB4 GT on Dublin plates and for the life of me i cant remember it
    This car is now in England.

    Is LZC 250 the DB4 GT?

    Here are a few more Aston Martin registrations…
    2090 IK, DB6 Volante
    HRI 1, DB2 I think
    KZO 777, DBS
    KZD 900, DB5
    OAI 697, DBS


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    012e78cf-08ab-4d61-8653-98dacc659c15.jpg

    Good time for a thread resurrection, found this in a 1976 Auto Ireland magazine I bought last week in Durrow


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    Someone told me over the weekend of a DB5 that was sat unused for years in a barn in Malahide, then sold for relatively low money some years back.

    I know the area but never heard of this before..........anyone have info ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 68deville


    I know of a db6 sitting in a shed for years alongside a merc 220 se coupe
    In Wexford,in a state alright and on uk registration unfortunately


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    And of course the famous greystones db5 half in a shed slowly rotting away.
    Someone here had pictures.


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    Is LZC 250 the DB4 GT?

    Here are a few more Aston Martin registrations…
    2090 IK, DB6 Volante
    HRI 1, DB2 I think
    KZO 777, DBS
    KZD 900, DB5
    OAI 697, DBS

    The DB4 GT was PZC300, it was owned new by Sir Basil Goulding of Goulding Fertilizers.

    HRI 1 was a DB2, you can catch a glimpse of it in George Stuarts book 'The way we were' taken in Dunboyne '59.

    KZO777 was a DBS owned new by well known Dr. DJ Lane O'Kelly.

    KZD900 was actually a DB4 Vantage.

    OAI 697 was a DBSV8 owned new by brothers Adrain & Nigel Lindsay-Finn.
    They sent the car back to the factory in the '81 to have it cosmetically updated to the current spec so if you see the car today it appears as an early 80's V8 spec.


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    Blue850 wrote: »
    012e78cf-08ab-4d61-8653-98dacc659c15.jpg

    Good time for a thread resurrection, found this in a 1976 Auto Ireland magazine I bought last week in Durrow

    Thats an excellent photo, I cant currently find my copy of Auto Ireland but I have that pic framed in the garage!

    That car is still alive and well and living in Dublin.
    It was originally Dubonnet Rosso, owned by Jackson, Stops & McCabe, the Auctioneers.
    It is now California Sage green.


  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭ Mac 3


    Taken in 1991-1992. Shes had a make over..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Paulo Toullio in Annamoe, Co Wicklow had an Irish reg silver DB5 (used to be his fathers) which was water damaged by Hurricane Charlie and was badly 'restored'. It subsequently burst into flames outside his house when a servo vacuum pipe came adrift and sprayed petrol all over the engine !!

    I suppose when you are advised to get these things fixed and dont, then you deserve what you get


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    w124man wrote: »
    Paulo Toullio in Annamoe, Co Wicklow had an Irish reg silver DB5 (used to be his fathers) which was water damaged by Hurricane Charlie and was badly 'restored'. It subsequently burst into flames outside his house when a servo vacuum pipe came adrift and sprayed petrol all over the engine !!

    I suppose when you are advised to get these things fixed and dont, then you deserve what you get

    Paolo Tullios Aston was a DB6, KIN510 was the reg.
    The only Kerry registered Aston Martin.

    I missed buying it by a whisker after it had been fire damaged.

    The electric fuel pump on DB4, 5, 6 and S Astons is located beneath the carburetors, afaik a float stuck or burst and poured petrol over the pump and it caught fire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Anyone know why it was Kerry registered?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    Anyone know why it was Kerry registered?

    It was sold from Crawfords to Kelleher Motor Sales, Derry Street, Tralee.
    It had lovely extras including a radio and power steering.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ RS1700T


    Thats an excellent photo, I cant currently find my copy of Auto Ireland but I have that pic framed in the garage!

    That car is still alive and well and living in Dublin.
    It was originally Dubonnet Rosso, owned by Jackson, Stops & McCabe, the Auctioneers.
    It is now California Sage green.

    I was at school with the Mc Cabes son and got many lifts in this car , thier previous car was a Bentley , he went off to boarding school and we lost touch


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ RS1700T


    DarenO wrote: »
    The Aston Martins i have listed are

    CKI 437
    540 ZJ
    WZH 313
    MYI 329
    BAI 555
    SZH 5
    AI 9962
    NZE 800

    there's a DB4 GT on Dublin plates and for the life of me i cant remember it

    By 1983 there were only 4 Aston Martin's registered in Ireland

    Regards
    Darren

    DB 2 ZC 23325 Louis Carvill in the 50s


  • Registered Users Posts: 132 ✭✭ Sticky Fingers


    My Grandfather, Desmond Egan had a DB5 from about 1966 - 1970. I've no idea of reg, but the car was silver. It's a long shot but does anyone know if it's still around ? I was talking to one of my aunts and she seems to remember someone crashed it in Killiney late one night. So it might be gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    My Grandfather, Desmond Egan had a DB5 from about 1966 - 1970. I've no idea of reg, but the car was silver. It's a long shot but does anyone know if it's still around ? I was talking to one of my aunts and she seems to remember someone crashed it in Killiney late one night. So it might be gone.
    I remember a story about a db5 crashed around bray I think, but I taught that was the fabled greystones car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,305 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    I remember a story about a db5 crashed around bray I think, but I taught that was the fabled greystones car.

    Not the same car, but the same owner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    alastair wrote: »
    Not the same car, but the same owner.

    So would that be Desmond Egan's car then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,305 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    So would that be Desmond Egan's car then?

    No idea. I just know that the owner of the Greystones car previously had another Aston, that was crashed onto a wall late one night in Dublin/N Wicklow area. Where he sourced either car - I don't know. The previous car would have been crashed, and the current one purchased, in the late 70's or early 80's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    RS1700T wrote: »
    I was at school with the Mc Cabes son and got many lifts in this car , thier previous car was a Bentley , he went off to boarding school and we lost touch

    The Bentley they owned was AZC606 it was an S2.
    It was sold afterwards to Eamon DeValeras Doctor, Brian Alton and it later ended up with Sean Kinsella of the Mirabeau Restaurant.

    I'd love to know it the car still exists.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 813 Kevin_Herron


    RS1700T wrote: »
    DB 2 ZC 23325 Louis Carvill in the 50s

    Louis Carvills DB2 was ZO2625, he raced it very successfully in the 50's.


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