Citroen SM Maserati 1971 - Recently arrived from Firenze, Italy, an early SB Carburetor model of these wonderful SM Maserati cars, having been enjoyed by three previous owners, the last being a private collector. Prior to it being addded to his collection the car's exterior was refreshed, bringing it back to its original Silver Grey colour, which compliments its excellent exterior chrome and stainless brightwork. It even has the correct exhaust tailpipe trims, which are a rarity. It retains the original sable beige velour interior which is in outstanding condition for its age, although it has suffered some sun fade over time. The carpets and headliner are original and it also has the very rare, original working radio and electric arial and still retains (from new) its original supplying Citroen Concessionaria, A. Lisi of Firenze, rear window sticker in the tailgate glass. Just after its arrival it was serviced and checked over by marque specialists, Brodie Engineering in London. It is now registered on an age-related Historic registration number.
Fiat 130 Series I 1969 Berlina 2800cc - Recently purchased and imported from Italy by the vendor, is this lovely Series 1 Fiat 130 Saloon, complete with its "Strip" speedometer and rare Chromadora wheels with correct hub caps . Paintwork is in its original "Masons Black" colour and is complemented by a grey cloth interior, both of which are in excellent condition with some small signs of usage. The car was housed in a Private Collection on the outskirts of Sienna, Italy and had only one owner prior to that. With its lazy 2.8 litre V6 engine coupled to an automatic gearbox and equipped with front and rear disc brakes, this truly is a classic car to be enjoyed on today's roads. Fully UK registered on its age related historic, so tax free registration and with a current MOT until 2017.
Fiat 130 Pininfarina 1971 5 speed Manual Coupe - Having arrived from Padua Italy last year, where it had spent the last 20 plus years in a private collection. This lovely example of Fiat's Pininfarina-bodied 130 Coupe is described by the vendor as being "like a time warp" in its condition, complete with its original coloured Silver Metallic paintwork and "Teddy Bear brown" velour interior, both of which show only light signs of use and is equipped with the rare 5 speed manual gearbox option that was offered at the time. Prior to leaving Italy and after such a long period of standing un-used, the car was shipped to a Fiat main dealership that changed the cam belt and serviced the car before starting it. Now in the UK fully MOT'd and registered on an age related, so road tax free, registration number.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1300 1972 - Just purchased by the vendor in Italy, a wonderfull example of the Series II Super model with twin headlamps, extra gauges and gearbox console, in its original Faggio Brown coachwork with grey velour over black vinyl interior. Registered in Sienna to its original first elderly owner, as shown on the Italian registration document. It will be presented at the auction by the vendor, with a current UK MOT, NOVA and an Alfa Romeo Historico letter confirming date of manufacture. It will either be UK registered on an Age Related Historic registration or the new owner's details.
Lancia Gamma S1 2000 Coupe 1977 - This is a wonderful example of one of these lovely Lancia Gamma Series 1 2000 Pininfarnia Coupes, in totally Rust-free original condition, with its original Metallic Blue exterior coachwork and unmarked beige velour interior. It is fitted with the 2000cc flat four Boxer engine. It was first registered in Pordenone, Italy with only one owner, the Surgeon Director of a Private Hospital in Pordenone and has only covered 52,000kms ( 32,000 miles ) since new. Over the last 20 years it has been kept in a private collection. Fitted with a manual 5 speed manual gearbox, power steering, electric windows, air conditioning and with a period 8 track stereo, it is UK registered on an age-related registration and fully serviced including a change of cam-belt.
ROVER 3500 P6 1971 - A wonderfull original example in Almond Yellow with Beige Leather interior fitted with the 3500cc V8 mated to an automatic gearbox. It is a one owner car that the vendor brought back from Italy, which the Italian elderly owner that had purchased from new had taken the car when he retired. Now that it is back in UK, they have retained it on its original registration number with a current Mot till early 2017.
Opel Rekord 1967 - This is a lovely example of this much sought-after model. Imported by the current owner in September 2014 and featuring grey bodywork with a red cloth interior, it benefits from having had both the paintwork and interior refreshed to a very good standard by the previous owner. The overall condition has been indicated to us as very Good to Excellent, with a quiet, smoke-free engine and smooth manual transmission. Inside the seats have been re-trimmed and new carpet fitted over the original mats, while both the dash and period radio are in good working order. There is no service history supplied but has "ITV" stamps up until March 2015 as it was on the road and in use. This vehicle is fully UK registered on an age-related plate.
Mercedes 190E 1990 - They don't come much nicer than this! A very high spec 1990 Mercedes 190E with 123,655 miles on the clock and full service history. Fitted with contrasting pale grey leather trim, 4 way electric windows, electric sun roof, ABS, head light wipers and alloy wheels, all in very nice condition and a perfect introduction to classic car ownership. It comes equipped with the the 2000cc engine, coupled to the rare optional 5 speed manual gear box. The bodywork is excellent for its age (many consider this model to be the last of the quality built Mercedes cars) and the interior is in lovely condition with just one small snag in the leather on the driver's seat base. The vendor reports that the car drives exceptionally well, the engine pulls strongly, gear changes are smooth, the brakes are judder free (bills are included for new discs and pads all round in 2013, at 123,390 miles) and the vehicle has no nasty creaks or rattles.
Maserati 4200GT 2004 - An excellent example of this modern classic which benefits from having the desirable 6 speed manual gearbox and Ferrari-derived 4200cc 385HP engine, giving it a top speed in excess of 170mph and 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. This Maserati Coupe is a true four-seater that can comfortably accommodate two adults in the rear, providing style, comfort and speed in a lovely colour combination and with full service history.
Series 1 Moretti 500 Coupe 1962 - We are proud to announce that we have been commissioned to sell various cars from a Private Collection in Europe. The first of these vehicles to feature in our next auction is this exceptionally rare 1962 Series 1 Moretti 500 Coupe. Thought to be 1 of only 2 survivors from the 3 originally made, the other is also in a Private Collection where it is likely to be staying for the foreseeable future. This truly is a one-of-a-kind chance to buy a piece of mint condition motoring history.
Chevrolet C10 Long Wheelbase "Big Block" Truck 1968 This stunning C10 has had just one owner in this country since importation (it has two registered keepers, with both companies owned by the same person) where it has been in his personnel collection having covered just 1,450 miles since 2010!
A superb truck, it comes with the original owner's books (complete with a personal log from its one owner in the States), recording all work done from 1972 to 1995 and backing up the displayed mileage of 71551 as believed to be genuine.
Under the bonnet is an alloy radiator with electric fans and the auto box is of a later type - and a very big engine that runs exceedingly well and sounds glorious through its twin outlet exhaust pipes each side of the truck.
The interior benefits from carpet which the current owner had custom made and new chrome parts etc. with the original bench seat being retained. It is very rare to find a truck of this calibre, in this condition, with this sort of history. The MOT is current until May 2017 so it is ready to go.
Ford Capri 1600GT 1972 To be confirmed for our August Auction is this superb and very desirable 1972 Ford Capri 1600GT.
Since February 1992 it has been owned and on display at a Ford Main dealership in Europe, as part of a personal collection of classic cars after receiving a body restoration (at this time it was changed from its original blue colour to the resplendent orange colour you see today) .
The interior is said to be original and in excellent condition. It is rare to have a full "webasto" type roof also in excellent order.
In December 2015 it was refreshed prior to being put back on the road and registered as historic. This included new tyres, brake pipes, water pump etc. and it passed the very stringent local test with flying colours.
It will be supplied back on its UK plates and with a full UK MOT. A rare find indeed in this condition.
Rolls Royce Silver Spur 11 1989 This Silver Spur 11 is the very first Right Hand Drive model of this series and a total of only 310 Right Hand Drive Spur 11 were made across the entire production run .
This car was built by Rolls Royce for their own promotional use and described on its original build sheet (present with the car) as a 1989 built, 1990 PreProduction model and featured in a lot of their 1990 sales brochures and as such, unusually, it still retains some of the Spur 1 features (big back window and rear seat to name two).
Retained by Rolls Royce until 1997, about the same time as the company was sold to VW. Then a lady owner until its last elderly gentleman owner who had it for 12 years using it for Mayoral duties. Unfortunately the car never had, to his knowledge, service or handbooks from new. Rolls never needed them but there are old MoT certificates and bills etc. helping to point to the fact that the 49,000 recorded miles could be correct. The bodywork is excellent for this year, as is the interior with just a small amount of wear comensurate to its age.
The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are described as all good and the active suspension and fuel injection which (were a first on the Spur 11) function as they should. No warning lights on the dashboard are iluminated when driving and all other electrical items function.
Mercedes S55 AMG 2002 A superb example of Mercedes cooperation with the tuning company AMG.
This top of the range S55 AMG comes fully loaded with just about every extra available at the time.
This car is a 2002 model that was registered new in 2005 and is in all round lovely condition. Its 355 HP engine gives it superb performance while the double glazed windows and multifunctional leather seats mean you travel in comfort.
These cars were nearly £100,000 new so represent a real bargain at the moment and, as values are now rising for all AMG models, it represents a good investment for the future.
The car comes with a long MOT, service and owners books plus the keyless entry card.
NOTE The TV in the car no longer functions as in 2002 digital tv did not exist.
Renault 25 TXI Executive Auto 1992 Once taxed, this car will be the only one left on British roads, with only 3 (including this one) currently on SORN!
A superb example with the sumptuous leather interior described by the vendor as amazing for its year. The bodywork is also described as very good, with only a few areas where improvements could be made - but more than nice enough to use asis.
This model came "loaded with all the toys", even a voice synthesiser telling you things like low oil level etc. It is 100% original, right down to its stereo system - which was top of the range at the time.
For the last few years it has been used by a film company as an "Extra" and as such covered very little mileage, less than a thousand in 8 years. It was last MOT in 2014 at 76,285 miles and will have a new MOT before sale.
It also comes with partial history (up to 44,988 in December 1996) and original owners handbook.
A very rare car being offered at a very sensible price.
Fiat 500F Right Hand Drive 1966 This is a a stunning example of a very rare 1966 Italian supplied and registered, Right Hand Drive car from new.
It has been fully restored by a Fiat coachbuilder specialist, in this wonderful period colour with black interior and with the "F" specification of small speedo, body paint coloured dash.
It has had two previous elderly owners in Rome and is one of the few Right Hand Drive cars of its type Italian registered from new.
It is now in the UK and UK registered on an agerelated Historic, tax exempt registration.
Lancia Flavia 1.5 Coupe Just arrived from a private collection in Italy, we have been asked to sell this superb Lancia Flavia 1.5 Coupe.
We are currently awaiting full details for this vehicle and once confirmed will be sold fully UK registered on the correct agerelated plate.
Daimler Double Six We are pleased to offer this superb, one owner from new, Daimler Double Six in the rare colour combination of black exterior with black leather interior and having recently been repatriated to the UK from Italy.
The car is in exceedingly solid condition, without the rust that you would normally find in this model (such as in the arches) and with a lovely interior showing only very slight signs of wear.
It will be sold with a UK MoT, on its original plates and with a Jaguar Heritage certificate.
These vehicles are becoming very rare and harder to find in such nice condition for its age.
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 5 Speed Manual 1963 Now entered in our august auction is this glorious 1962 3.8 Mk2 Jaguar, which is only available now after longterm ownership by the vendor.
The bodywork and interior are described as "very good", having been restored at some point and although not the original hue of green, the car presents very well.
A previous owner has fitted a 5 speed gearbox in place of the original 4 speed and this is believed to be a Getrac unit, larger carburettors with uprated fuel pump, a wider track rear axle and a larger bore exhaust system. Together this makes this classic Jaguar a pleasure to use on today's roads, while retaining the classic looks and appeal of this desirable British sports saloon.
Lancia Fulvia 1300S Series II Coupe 1975 Previously owned for over 25 years and recently purchased in Verona, Italy, is this lovely example in Series II specification, with a 1300cc nad five speed gearbox, in its original Burgundy colour with a Black interior,
Being manufactured in 1975 it is one of the last examples of the Series II production made by Lancia, before the Series III model was developed under Fiat ownership.
Now fully registered in the UK it will be sold on an age related, Historic, tax exempt registration.
Lancia Fulvia Series II Coupe 1971 We are delighted to offer this lovely example in its original colour of Dark Lord Blue with a Parchment interior.
Recently purchased in Brescia, Italy, the car was acquired from the nephew of the original owner who has kept the car in Brescia from new.
This car is now UK registered on an historic road tax exempt, age related registration number.
Riley RMA 1947 This nice "Rolling Restoration" 1947 Riley RMA has a massive history file of the underneath and mechanics being restored by a previous owner but needs the body and interior to be done in places.
Runs and drives very well so could be used as is and improved as you go.
Starts on the button and even the semaphore indicators work.
Offered with a sensible reserve.
Mercedes 380 SL Consigned for our next auction is this superb 380SL Mercedes Benz, complete with its original hard top.
Owned by the same family for the last twenty years, it has been in storage for the last 6 or so and comes with only 69,800 miles on the clock and full service history.
It has electric windows, heated seats and will have all 4 tyres replaced, plus a new MoT prior to sale, as the originals are cracking from age.
A fantastic oportunity to buy a fast appreciating in value classic and hard to find one this nice.
The vendor reports that it drives very well with very good oil pressure and the automatic gearbox changes as it should.
Humber Snipe Pullman 1938 We are proud to be entrusted with this piece of motoring history by the owner, who has entered it into our August auction.
This will be the first time in over 30 years it has been offered for sale, during this time it has been in storage but started and maintained.
This superb Humber Snipe Pullman was sold new in 1938 to the Nobel Chemical Finishes company, one of the companies owned by the Nobel family, founders of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The vendor tells us it was used during WW2 as a WD transport car, after which it was sprayed from its original black to grey and used in a film. It was then sold on and at that point was fully restored and painted the colour you see today, prior to the current owner acquiring it and putting it into storage.
It is fitted with a rare 3860cc engine and slit opening front windscreen. Its body has survived incredibly well and the interior is superb, with working glass privacy devider and fully functioning "quick release" windows. The newspapers that you can see were on the back seat and dated from the mid50s to mid60s!
Will be running when offered at auction but will require an amount of recomissioning prior to usesage, although we can confirm it rolls freely and the brakes all function.
The vendor tells us the tyres on it have not done 1 mile but were bought new 32 years ago!
A truly majestic piece of British engineering!
Scimitar SE4B Coupe 1969 "Interesting" is how we would describe this very rare Reliant Scimitar SE4B Coupe coming into our August auction.
First registered in 1969 and owned by the same person till 2010 when it was discovered in a barn and then moved from there to another barn, where it has sat until recently. So only 2 owners in its history it is a true a true "barn find".
As you will see, it has a lot of period modifications which, according to the vendor, is due to its first owner working at the time for Reliant and using it as a kind of project car to modify in his spare time.
There is only 33,000 miles on the clock which appears to be correct. The Ford 3 litre V6 engine runs and is very quiet with good oil pressure. It has a 4 speed manual gearbox with the rare overdrive option. Gearbox and clutch are good, the overdrive is untested. The rear suspension has been uprated and the chassis appears to be very good with no corrosion. Interior is in good order with all gauges switches etc present.
The paintwork, as you can see, needs respraying but the fibre glass body is very very sound.
This vehicle is being offered as a running restoration project and gives you the chance to own a unique car.
Maserati 222 Now entered in the August auction is this lovely Maserati 222.
This is a one owner car owned by an Italian gentleman who bought it directly from the Maserati Factory himself. Sadly he has now passed and the car has been entrusted to us by his widow.
This car was his pride and joy, just used to visit his relatives on the odd occasion in Italy and to take his wife out on "high days and holidays". Always garage kept and fully serviced, it comes with all its owner books and service history, the last one carried out less than 100 miles ago and with its original LHD headlamps, having had UK spec ones fitted.
With only 31,000 kilometers (19,000 miles) on the clock.
A real gem and a testament to Gino, its owner.
Piper GTR Consigned to us for our auction in August is this truly unique car.
It is the only one in existence, as the man that ownes the company that builds these, built it himself and has owned it since.
Known as a "Piper GTR", this car is a replica of the Piper Le Mans car from 1969. The current owner is one of the original Designer/Engineers that built the original car, having had a sucessful racing career himself.
Originally there were 4 race cars built, using a Lotus Twin Cam engine with a Hewland gearbox. This oneoff replica, uses a Ford Zetec engine and 5 speed box (plenty of room for alternative engines) plus many other Ford components for ease of maintenance and repair. He also built some modifications into the replica to improve on the earlier design, so aiding things like cooling to the engine and access to the cockpit.
He does still have all the mouldings for this actual car's panels and these are available seperately to the buyer if required by private treaty. It has covered some 50 miles since built and has been stored in his private garage at all times.
Ideal for hillclimbing etc. or with some further updates and modification could possibly be road registered.
It is being offered as a running concern but for display use only, not for road use.
Austin Mini Cooper S Mk2 1275cc 1969 This is the first of two superb Mini Cooper S that have formed a part of a significant private collection of Minis in Germany for the last thirty years.
During this time the car was the subject of a "nut and bolt" restoration to an exceptional standard. Of all the cars in the collection this particular one was his "driver" and it comes equipped with a desirable straight cut gearbox and a limited slip differential.
The accompanying Heritage certificate shows the Mini was first registered in 1969 in the UK. The vendor describes the car as "excellent" in all areas and a fresh MOT Test Certificate will be arranged prior to the sale.
This car represents a very rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful example of a much soughtafter motor car that has been in long term ownership and not been for sale in the last thirty years.
Morris Mini Cooper S MK1 970cc 1964 The second of two Mini Coopers that have come from the same collection and is very much the "Jewel in the Crown".
This exceedingly rare Mini is a Series 1 Cooper S, equipped with the "homologation special" 970cc engine to make it eligible for the 1 litre class in international competition.. The 970 S was a very low volume production model, much lower than even BMC claimed at the time. Aimed at the 1000cc class for racing and rallying, 1000 had to be built to qualify for homologation and they never got as far as 970! Homologated for competition use from April 1964, production sort of started in June 1964 but an ongoing shortage of crankshafts meant that by the end of July they had only built twenty four.
This matching numbers car has been in a private collection in Germany for over thirty years and has received a full nut and bolt restoration to an exceptional standard during that time. The car is virtually unused since restoration, with a mere 50 miles having been covered.
This truly exceptional and highly prized Mini is described by the vendor as excellent in all respects and is superbly presented. The car comes with a Heritage certificate and will undergo an MOT test prior to being offered at auction today.
Rarely does a 970cc Cooper S come to the market, making this an exceptional opportunity to acquire such a fine example.
MG MGA Mk1 Roadster 1958 Every now and again you see a car that is just superb, as is the case with this glorious MGA Roadster.
The work and detail that has been lavished on this car surely makes it one of the best available on the market today and we are proud to be offering it for sale at our August auction.
The vendor describes it as "excellent in all areas" and remarks that it is as clean underneath, as it is on top.
This is not a cheap car, however, the reserve is probably less than the cost of restoration of any car to this level and would certainly be a complimentary addition to any Museum or Private Collection.
The vehicle is supplied complete with a large file of receipts for all the restoration work that has been undertaken and is turnkey ready to enjoy.
Vauxhall Chevette HS2300 1978 Some would describe the work carried out on this incredibly rare HS2300 Chevette as a "Restoration" this was no restoration, this was a labour of love!
Every nut and bolt has been stripped and replaced using original parts or premium grade parts to uprate the brakes and suspension. Even the pistons fitted to the engine during its rebuild are genuine OE HS2300 parts, at £1,000 alone. There is a pictorial history of the complete build, from having its shell dipped to remove all paint etc, through the process of removing all or any corrosion, to the 16 (in total) different coats of paints and rustproofing that were laid onto the body work prior to the rest of the freshly renewed, rebuilt or recovered parts being fitted.
So, ask yourself "When was the last time you saw a HS2300, let alone one as nice as this ?"
Of course, it will have a new MOT prior to sale and the vendor, rather obviously, describes it as "excellent in all areas", having covered less than 1,000 miles since completion.
Jaguar MK2 3.8 Manual with Overdrive Manufactured in 1961 and first registered on 1st January 1962, this Mk2 Jaguar has had an active past.
Sold new to Colchester Tractors and registered as AJH73A, by the midsixties it was being raced by a Mr R. Wilkinson. Then by the mid 80's, a Mr. M. Large was competing in it, prior to which he restored all the panel work, removing any rust (pictorial evidence available) and respraying it from the white it was in to the red you see today.
Prior to sale to the vendor, the race engine was removed and the original 3.8 was refitted. Many of the modifications are still in place, including the "Coombsstyle" fluted bonnet, battery relocated to the boot, wide rear axle with uprated suspension and brakes, larger carbs and performance exhaust system etc. The vendor says that Coombs themselves were rumoured to of been involved but we have no way of confirming this and you must value this information as such.
Bodywork is described as "Good" and is very solid having had many panels replaced when restored but that was 30 years ago, so now has areas that need some cosmetic attention. The underneath of the car is excellent and the mechanics in general, which have also beed described as "Good", operate as they should. The interior is original and as such needs some attention, predominately to the front seats but being original is described by the vendor as "Good".
All in all, a lovely MK2 with some racing heritage that drives very well.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Originally imported from California as a rust free but "sun damaged" car, this desirable 1600cc Manual VW Karmann Ghia went through a complete refurbishment to become the car you see today.
The vendor reports that its condition in all areas is "g00d" with no known faults and is being sold with MOT and ready to enjoy as much as he has.
TVR Vixen series 2 1972 A rare sight on the roads is this Series 2 TVR Vixen, only 438 were ever made. Powered by a 2500CC Triumph engine, coupled to a short throw 4 speed manual gearbox. This particular example has only had two owners in its history and covered a low 35000 miles. It was factory ordered with alloy wheels, stainless steel exhaust system (which sounds glorious) and a Webasto roof. As you can see the vendor has been using this car for what it was meant for, driving. It has just completed a two day road rally on the Isle of White which it did without missing a beat, including driving it to and from the Island. Body work is very good for an early glass fibre car (stickers are all removable) interior is good and the mechanics are very good. This car is meant to be used, loving fast A roads and twisty B's. A very rare car in its original paint.
Fiat 500 1971 Right Hand Drive This pretty looking 1971 Fight Hand Drive car that has undergone a complete body restoration with photographic documentation. It comes with a history file documenting the many new parts including a replacement 650cc engine which pulls well and makes this lovely Fiat more at home on today's roads. The lady owner/vendor tells us that the car is in very good condition, everything works including the fuel gauge, it is MOT'd and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. The car is in storage at the moment so further pictures will be provided as soon as possible. This car represents an opportunity to acquire a very sought after RHD Fiat 500 that's being offered with a sensible reserve.
Chevrolet Step Side Pickup 1955 The vendor tells us that prior to his purchase of this lovely old truck, the previous owner had over a couple of years carried out a nut and bolt restoration on the chassis, body and interior of the truck involving many new or reconditioned parts. It is still as good today as it was then and as clean underneath as it is on top. Powered by the must have "Small block" V8 Chevrolet engine with a 3 speed automatic gearbox, it not only looks good but sounds good to. With values high on 50's Americal trucks and with the $ to £ exchange rate being as it is you would struggle to find better . Turn key and ready to go the vendor describes every aspect of the vehicle as very good.