When Aston Martin unveiled the Bulldog 40 years in the past it rapidly grew to become the stuff of legend for automotive followers.
Just one was ever constructed and its futuristic design and high-performance engine helped it develop into the quickest automotive on the highway when it reached a record-breaking 192mph (308km/h).
However in 1981, Aston Martin wanted to lift money and was pressured to promote the Bulldog to a purchaser within the Center East and the automotive disappeared from view, ending up being moved round storage models.
Now the son of the previous head of Aston Martin has tracked it down and due to a rich American Bulldog fan, it has been purchased and is being restored by traditional automotive specialists in Shropshire.
Correspondent: Phil Mackie; Digicam: Steve Lammiman; On-line editor: Catherine Mackie