Man building 3D-printed Aston Martin

Aston Martin only made about 1,200 DB4 cars back in the day, and today some versions can fetch millions at auction. But Ivan Sentch is 3D-printing his own.

The resident of Auckland, New Zealand, has printed nearly three-quarters of the sections for his replica of the classic sports car.

Sentch is recreating a 1961 series II Aston Martin DB4 by 3D-printing plastic plugs for the car’s fiberglass body. The mechanical bits will come from an old Nissan Skyline.

A programmer by trade, Sentch has built a kit car in the past, and only recently began 3D printing. The Aston Martin is his first project, but we’ve seen 3D-printed scale models of Astons for “Skyfall.”

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