My uncle, Hon. Franklin R. Taft purchased this MkII at a junkyard auction for $10.00 in 1965. It was a recovered theft, and a tree had fallen on it. The car is believed to have been David Brown's West Coast driver, according to 2 sources: Aston Martin and Michael Frostic's book "Aston Martin and Lagonda".He fixed it up in his garage for a few months, and got it working, and used it as his daily driver for many years. Often, he and my dad would have their Astons (59 MkIII and 57 MkII) parked in front of their law office. When I began to drive, I would help my uncle work on the car, usually on my way home from school, several times a week, for about 2 years. When I turned 18, he entered it into a car show, and said "If we win a prize, I'll let you take it to your high school Sr. Prom" (a fancy ball), as a thank you for all the help I gave him. We won 3rd place in the category of "Post-War Foreign Sports Cars" (Sorry judges, for picture #9) The photo below is an 18 year old me (on the right), in my Tuxedo, in 1976! I worked on cars, not girls, so I needed to find a date. I asked a friend to go, and she turned me down, until I told her that I was taking the Aston, then she accepted! Although some patina is shown, this car is a driver, and is really fun to drive, to this day.