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Published 06 September 2011
Classic vehicle auctioneers Bonhams will offering a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 owned by Shane Filan of the popular Irish pop group ‘Westlife; at the Goodwood Revival on Friday 16th September 2011. The car is expected to fetch £250,000-£300,000.
Manufactured on 4th May 1964, the Aston Martin was found in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by marque specialist Desmond J Smail where it was in need of full restoration. It was re-imported to the UK several years ago and sold to the singer Shane Filan as a project car to be restored to the client's specification. Westlife was formed in July 1998 with a five-member line-up and is the only act in the history of British and Irish popular music to have their first seven singles go straight to No.1 in the charts. Shane Filan is 'car mad' and bought the DB5 as it was something he always wanted; it was also a 30th birthday present to himself. However, as he is away touring for the next year or so, it will not be used and this is why he is selling it. Only 400-or-so miles have been covered since the car’s full restoration.
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