Mercedes S55 AMG 2002 - A superb example of Mercedes co-operation 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 multi-functional 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.
Launched in late in 1994 was Jaguars new XJ Range or "X300" the first to be done under the companys new Ford ownership. While on the outside it looked fairly different to its predecessor the "X40", underneath it was more of an evolution. But in amongst the various options available was a first for Jaguar, a "super-charged" version of their superb straight six 4 litre engine that with its Eaton M90 supercharger and an air-water intercooler was quoted as producing a very healthy 322 brake horse power, enough to get it from 0 60mph in sub 6 seconds! The "X306" XJR6.
This particular Margch 1996 example has been off the road in a doctors garage since apx. 2011 but now with a new battery is running beautifully and will have a new MOT prior to being sold. Unfortunately one problem it does have and common to these cars, is the pixels on the Odometer reading and clock have deteriorated to the point it makes the mileage covered hard to read. You can see its 90 something thousand and the mileage at its last MOT was 93155, in fact all its MOTs are listed back to 2006 where it had only covered 65859 miles, so not a high miler for sure.
The Interior is very good and points again to its low recorded mileage. Just the drivers outer side seat back bolster showing signs of duress. Otherwise the leather has survived very well indeed and you get that lovely air of quality when sat inside that so many other companies try so hard to replicate but somehow just dont get it right? The electrics all appear to function, 4 way electric windows, heater blower, electric front seat etc. Even the original stereo is still in place and working along with its electric aerial.
Body work is good but never having been restored there are areas where the lacquer on the paint has thinned from excessive polishing, mainly on the boot lid. Some dinks and marks here and there but very little rust and still looks great! The special alloys the "R" came with are very good, in fact the spare looks brand new!
The engine? Well thats as silky smooth as the day it left the factory with the 4 speed "switchable" Automatic box it is coupled to, changing gear seamlessly. Oil pressure is very good, temperature sits just on the normal mark and does not move. In fact if it was not for the Rev counter, on tick over with the windows closed, you would think it had stalled! Press the throttle and no being thrown back in the seat like a turbo charged car does, just an instant increase in power, no lag, just a constantly increasing "push" until the box changes gear, then off you go again.
General mechanics and electrics are all good and as said will be up to or past the MOT requirements. Cars such as this just could not be available for such little amounts of money for much longer in fact values are now up and will continue in that direction we are sure. With only 6500 "XJRs" being built over a 4 year production run, this is already a rare car!
NOTE: New MOT in place and the vendor tells us it had 4 new tyres fitted.
Sold for £2,500.00
Citroen Traction Avant Long wheel Base 1952 - This lovely 1952 Citroen Traction has recently been imported from near Bordeaux in France from where the vendor completed a trouble free drive. As such you can understand it when he describes the general mechanics, engine and gearbox as all good.Having been in the long term ownership of the local taxi companys owner during which time he completed a restoration including a rebuilt engine, which has covered apx 500 miles since. Work on the body and interior was completed a few years back and is still in very good condition, with some of the non-replaced trims showing a lovely patina of age.Although not required the car has had a UK Mot carried out and comes with all its correct French papers and a "Nova" certificate, so is ready to be registered if sold to a UK buyer. ECCA are happy to guide the new owner through the process or for a small fee, do it for them.Offered by the vendor with a realistic reserve and hard to find in this condition, ready to go, in this price bracket.
Alfa Romeo Bertone GT Junior 1300 1973 - A stunning example of Alfa Romeos pretty and very desirable Bertone coupe that was one of very few of this model supplied new to Hungary. It later was exported to Germany where it was fully restored, both its bodywork and mechanics, approximately 5 years or 4000 kms ago and always garage kept in that time. Eventually being sold to the vendor who purchased it and drove it from Munich to home here in Essex.Presented in a lovely Metallic Bronze exterior colour with later style coloured matched Alfa Romeo wheels this car is as good underneath as it is on top. The interior is beautiful, trimmed as it is on the seats in black with contrasting ochre coloured inserts and set off by a period wood rimmed steering wheel. The vendor reports that it really does drive as well as it looks and sounds, with the 1300cc twin cam loving to be used, responsive and eager and when coupled with its precise handling made for a very enjoyable drive home, during which it never missed a beat. He also describes every aspect of the car as Excellent.Coming with a UK Mot, Nova Certificate and its German papers, if sold to a UK buyer then it is ready to be registered onto UK plates. ECCA are happy to assist with this or for a small fee can do this on the new owners behalf.
Fiat 500L 1970 "Fully Restored" - The first of our beautiful Fiat 500s being offered is this 1970 500L that has been fully restored. Now fully UK registered and MOTd until December this year.
The body prior to the restoration, was rust and dent free, needing little more than some remedial paintwork so is now virtually perfect with all the chrome fittings being in good order. Interior is much the same with no damage to the seat covers or dash. Being the up-market "L" model the correct fluted door cards (with storage boxes) and carpets are in place and again are in very good condition. All the electrics work correctly.
The engine was removed and fully overhauled last year and has just had its "first" service since the overhaul so obviously runs very well. The gearbox is smooth but being the original 500 box has no synchromesh so no rushed gear changes here! The suspension was rebuilt including the all-important king-pins, brakes re-newd and new tyres fitted all round.
The vendor rightfully describes all areas of the car as very good and we are sure you will agree what a bonny little Fiat 500 it is. This delightful 500 is ready to go to its new owner and is guaranteed to make you smile each time you look at it
Having been off the road since 2012 this rare and desirable 500SL version of Mercedes sought after R107 Sports car will need some recommissioning prior to use. Mileage at its last MOT in July 2012 was 56525 and it has barely turned a wheel since. Looking at its MOT history which goes back to May 2005 the mileage then was 54465 so only 2000 odd miles in 7 years.
Being first registered 1st of August 1977 the body work has survived well , considering it is 40 years old this year, there are some small areas that need attention, predominately the trailing edge of the boot lid where there are bubbles under the paint, not broken through yet but will need to be addressed sooner than later. Otherwise the rest is good and still polishes up nicely.
Being the 500 this car is the most sort after of the range and that lovely 5 litre V8 under the hood is in fine fettle, powerful and smooth these really were a quick car in their time and still hold their own today. The auto gear box functions correctly and the rest of the general mechanics are good.
The interior is very good with little evidence of the common failure of the material Mercedes used for their seats at this time. The convertible roof is in good order too. There is no MOT currently on the car, although as said it has not been anywhere to talk of since the last one plus coming with masses of bills, invoices, all its old MOTs, this car has obviously been looked after. Only now being offered for sale as part of a downsizing in the number of vehicles owned by the vendor, a realistic reserve has been set to allow the future owner an excellent investment opportunity.
Matchless G9 500cc Twin - This lovely 1951 G9 Matchless has been in a private collection and off the road since 1983. It underwent a rebuild over a period of time and is in the same condition now with many new items . As always when a bike has been idle for so many years an amount of recomissioning will be required prior to useage although it does start and run. The original papers have been mis-laid but its registration number is recorded against this bike at DVLA so it will be a simple case of applying for V5 by the new owner.PLEASE NOTE: After much argument with the powers that be aka DVLA they have now issued the current V5 but have insisted that although it is still on the original number plate MNV250 as according to their records it was fully rebuilt back in 1981 they have put that as its date of first registration with a note saying "Rebuilt-assembled from parts some or all of which were not new" ???? Having said that they have got the one owner up to 1981 then one since right, until we registered it. Below is what DVLA show on their own records/web site??? Thought you shopuld know if interested in the bike. Please tell me any 1950s bike that is all original or never been rebuilt or restored??Vehicle detailsVehicle make MATCHLESSDate of first registration 04 December 1981Year of manufacture 1951Cylinder capacity (cc) 500ccCO?Emissions Not availableFuel type PETROLExport marker NoVehicle status Not taxedVehicle colour BLACKVehicle type approval Not availableWheelplan 2 WHEEL
Sold for £3,100.00
Francis Barnett 'Cruiser 84 250cc 1961 - This very rare version of a Francis Barnett 250cc a "Cruiser 84" appears to be 100% Complete and ripe for restoration. The vendor states that it does run but will need recomisioning as it has stood as part of a collection since at least 2007 when it was registered to a museum. Comes with a current V5C and a transferable number plate that in itself is worth the reserve price being asked.UPDATE: We have had the fuel system cleaned,added fresh fuel and confirm this bike now runs very well but does need a battery.
Aston Martin DB7 Vantage V12 - Being first registered in September 2004 and with production finishing in December 2004 , this superb example of Aston Martins DB7 Vantage is one of the last of the model registered here in the Uk and is described by the vendor as "Excellent in all aspects and benefits from the expensive optional Carbon Fibre trimed interior while looking stunning in its contrasting silver grey metallic exterior over black and carbon interior".Purchased by him 5 years ago, the car was lightly used for two years and since then has been stored and up kept by a famous local classic car specialist, only coming out to be run up to temperature and system checked, plus turning the tyres to stop flat spots forming. Currently on SORN . A full appraisal has been carried out in house by the specialist and the car has been given a 100% clean bill of health plus MOT,d so is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.Coming complete with the valuable cherished plate V12 CCA and offered at a sensible reserve, i promiss you that the moment you press the red start button and hear its V12 Motor bark into life you will fall in love with this car!PLEASE NOTE: Having studied the current market for these cars, we have re-evaluated our estimate to reflect their increase in value.
Sold for £26,886.80
Fiat 500D "Transformabile" 1964 - Back in 1960 Fiat launched the Fiat 500D as a replacement for the outgoing model the Nuova 500. While retaining the outgoing models "suicide doors" they decided to replace the full length folding roof with one that only folded halfway, apart from that is on the rare model they called the "Transformable" making this model particularly sought after and very collectable today.Here we have a lovely example. Built in 1964 and restored approximately 10 years ago by an Italian Coachbuilder in Italy who rebuilt the engine, the interior and painted the body. Today the paint work is still very presentable with only minor imperfections. In fact all the original glass is still in place and is clear with only very fine hairline marks. All exterior trim is present, correct and in good condition and complimented by new chrome bumpers.The interior is still in great condition and it even the original over mats are present with only light marks. The engine starts with no hesitation, settles down to a nice even tick over and when on the road pulls cleanly, making the most of the 17hp that its 499cc produces. All the electrics work correctly and the overall mechanics are described as very good and there is a current UK MOT until 21st April 2017.Having watched and seen what other examples have sold for,this car is being offered with a very reasonable reserve and would complement any collection while increasing in value year on year.
Sold for £7,500.00
Datsun 240Z Automatic 1974 - Back in the early 70s Ford Escorts were king of the hill when it came to Rallying until that is, that Japanese car company "Datsun" who made good reliable but boring cars for their non-domestic market, launched their Datsun 240Z model. It shook the world of rallying and introduced a new level that raised the bar for all other road going sport cars at the time!
This stunning looking coupe was barely any more to buy at the time than an MGB! Powered by a straight six engine producing 150 plus horsepower, equipped with independent suspension all round and a very well equipped cabin, it was soon out selling all its competitors and now today is one of the most desirable Japanese cars on the classic car market.
This particular car is a 1974 Left Hand Drive 3 owners from new example that was discovered in Bordeaux France by the vendor. After purchase he then had a very enjoyable drive back to the UK with no problems, all at a "Legal" speed of course! Its bodywork is rust free and in good order throughout as its the interior that appears to be original.
What makes this car even rarer is it comes with the optional 3 speed automatic gearbox (the vendor tells us that no more than 10% were automatics). Both the engine and gearbox are very good as are all the other mechanics. Sold with its French papers, UK MOT and Nova so ready to be registered by its new owner. ECCA are more than happy to advise or for a small fee, register on behalf of the new owner if staying here in the UK.
NOTE : REDUCED RESERVE THIS CAR IS PRICED TO SELL.
Ford Escort MK1 4 Door LHD 1100L 1973 - This very pretty rust free 1973 1100L MK1 Escort has recently arrived in the UK from sunnier climes in the south of France, hence being left hand drive.
Having been one family owned from new, who used it rarely, the odometer displays a low 53,451 KMs. While the vendor has no official way to support this and draws the conclusion that this could be correct on the strength of that was what he was told and its general condition. We do not state this is a warranted mileage, so have a good look and make your own mind up.
The body itself is very good with no signs or damage repair or rust, while under the bonnet where the suspension top plates that are famous for rusting are, same thing, never been replaced and basically as good as you will find. The silver paint still looks fresh and the chrome work is excellent.
Interior is also very good apart from a mis-match of the brown on the drivers seat due to a retrim being off colour and one small split on the dash, apart from the seat cover though all is original .
Mechanically the vendor reports that it drives very well, assisted by the fact that although only an 1100cc it has under French law the required brake servo which vastly improves the brakes over a standard 1100s system. All electrics function correctly and the general mechanics are all good including the tyres on their original rims with original hub caps.
While the values of 2 Door cars continue to rise month on month, pricing many people out of the market, 4 door variants are now becoming much more desirable (lets face it they are more user friendly if more than two people are going to regularly travel in it). Any MK1 Escort is hard to find in this condition and with a small amount of effort this car could be a show winner.
Supplied with French papers to allow age related registration if its to be registered here in the UK (advice freely given) or for the proof you need to register if exported out of the UK. Offered here with a very sensible reserve.
Sold for £4,000.00
BMW 728i E23 1980 - This lovely condition BMW 728 E23 has only 58,600 miles recorded on its odo meter, unfortunately a previous owner has lost the history so all the vendor can say is its MOT history helps to back this up showing how little use it has actually had. The eagle eyed amongst you might recognise this car as it featured in both the TV series "Luther" and "Ashes to Ashes".
Originally registered to BMW UK then two owners since including the last being the film company. While in their keep it was professionally sprayed into the lovely bright white you see today and so the body work is very good with no rust. There is a very slight mis alignment of the rear bumper where something has nudged it in the center but other wise both bumpers are excellent without the usual BMW problems common to this era of BMs . The mechanics have just been recommissioned including items such as new brake master cylinder and brake pads and is described as driving very well. All other mechanical items are also very good. The exhaust does how ever have a slight blow so will need to be looked at soon.
Interior is original and again its condition backs up the low recorded miles, it even still has its original Blaupunkt stereo that works along with its electric aerial. All other electrics function as intended and the only thing the vendor is aware of being changed are the headlights that have been up graded to the later "Halo style".
These early E23 BMWs make for a cracking classic car you can use or show ( or both) and now rare to find as nice as this. MOTd until May next year so ready to go.
Sold for £1,900.00
Fiat 124 Spider 1982 - Having been owned and maintained regardless of cost by the same gent for the last 31 years, this is a gorgeous example of one of the prettiest Fiats produced, the Pininfarina designed "124 Spider".
Presented in its original Rosso red with tan interior and hood, this colour combination is one of the best available. Its owner has had the paint refreshed once in his ownership, the one and only time this has been done as the paint was fully original prior to but was just beginning to fade. Today it shines beautifully after years of high quality polish being routinely applied.
The tan interior and hood are both very good with no damage and precious little wear in evidence. All the clocks and electrics function correctly and the doors shut with a satisfying "clunk".
With only 54000 miles on the clock and with all the old MOTs to back this up, the engine is as crisp as the day it was fitted and this car, being a last year of production unit, not only has the 1995cc version of Fiats famous Lampredi designed "Twin-cam" motor but it also benefits from Bosch fuel injection so giving it well over 100BHP. More than enough to give you a change to enjoy the superb chassis down the twisty bits.
Although as you can see, the original bumpers have been removed and the original steel wheels replaced with the correct period alloys, these are all available from the owner and are in good order, purely removed to enhance the aesthetics of the car in his mind(and ours). The alloys are shod with matching Michelin tyres. Along with these parts comes all of the old MOTs and Tax discs plus the hard to find, original tool kit.
You will look long and hard for a car with this pedigree, yes you might find a cheaper one but not a rust free car like this and certainly not in this condition. The reserve that has been set is a realistic one and a small price for a red Italian convertible styled by a top Italian styling house that will only increase in value.
NOTE: The personal plate shown in the pictures will be removed at point of sale and does not form any part of the transaction.
Sold for £15,000.00
Mercedes 250SE 1966 - This lovely old 250SE Merc has spent its life living in and around St Tropez in France, where from 6 months old it was owned by a local garage owner then his son. On losing his dad the son no longer wanted the car so sold it to the vendor. He drove it back from France to the UK.
The black body work is very nice, having been refreshed about 8 years ago. Rare to see in black, it seems to emphasise this models classic lines that make these 60s Mercedes cars so desirable. Interior is original with some areas of damage to the rear seats, not unusual with this type of material, un-usual it lasted this long! The rest of the seats are good and require little more than a clean. The dash, door cards etc are all good. The odometer shows 31067 KMS so assume it has been round. For some unknown reason at some point in its life a "300" badge has replaced the original and correct "250" one? It is and always has been a 250 so who knows?
Mechanically the car is good and so it should be as in the cars recent history over 12000 Euros has been spent (with bills to prove) on things like new brakes all round including new front calipers. New carbs. New front suspension including shocks. New radiator, battery and tyres.
The engine starts easily and once warm settles into a nice even tick over and pulls the car along in a way that only these old Mercedes do. All in all a very nice example of 60s German engineering at its best and now a very sought after car for both collectors and enthusiasts. We think it is being undervalued by the vendor and is being offered with a very low reserve. Especially for a car that with very little work has plenty of scope for a further increase in value.
Supplied with original French papers for proof of age if registering here in the UK and with better pictures to follow.
Sold for £6,500.00
Kawasaki Z1300 "Carb" NEW and UN-REGISTERED need some restoration and recommisioning - This 1979 Kawasaki Z1300 "Carb Model" has got to be one of the last, if not the last non registered Z1300 left. Built in 1979 it went into a dealership which is where it stayed until the vendor bought it. Unfortunately it had been poorly stored at some point previous to his purchasing it and the result is that it now will need a full cosmetic restoration. The chrome on the exhaust silencers has suffered as have all the painted surfaces. Brakes are free as it rolls. Electrics are untested but you would assume all good with a new battery fitted.
Mechanically obviously being effectively un-used all is good but again will need to be fully recommissioned, that more out of mechanical common sense than anything else. It is a shame that it has suffered in this way but with some time and effort the new owner will have a bike that is unique and worth an awful lot more than the estimated sale price.
Coming with a dating letter from Kawasaki, so once MOTd and insured you will be able to register it onto UK plates (age related). This is probably the last chance lovers or collectors of Japanese classic bikes will get to own a Z13 with these credentials, so dont miss it.
Armstrong Siddeley 12-6 Saloon 1933 - Having purchased this car in 1997 the vendors father spent many an hour tinkering in the garage, making what was already a good car, better. Unfortunately in 2008 he passed away and left this and the rest of his collection to his son. Since then, other than being run out on the odd occaision to keep everything free and operational, it has remained where he parked it. Having decided that it was time for it to go we are proud the vendor has chosen us to do this for him.
The car in question is a very rare model 1933 Armstrong Siddeley 12- 6 Model, designating it as having a 12hp 6 cylinder engine.Previous to the vendors father purchasing it, it had under gone a full restoration and is still in excellent condition externally. The interior trim shows slight signs of dryness to the seat leather, or "Patina" as its often called, otherwise is very nice with all the rear blinds, exit handles etc in place. Mechanically it is spot on and would need very little re-comissioning if any acording to the vendor, prior to use. The 6 cylinder engine and its "pre-select" gearbox both operate well and it brakes in a straight line. Obviously you do have to remember it is a Vintage car and should be treated as such.
The other notable thing about this car is its history file with invoices, bills of sale etc stretching right back over its lifetime, complete with old pictures of its restoration at the end of the 80s. These cars rarely come to the market and as such we feel the vendor is being very realistic with his reserve on this beautiful bit of motoring history.
Better pictures will follow when we have it out of the garage ( when the rain stops!)
Fiat 500D "Suicide Door" Museum Quality!! 1963 - One of four superb cars entered by the same vendor and only now available due to a change of direction in his purchases, this stunning, ultra-desirable, 1963 Fiat 500D with its rare forward opening "Suicide Doors" is described as "Museum Quality"!!
This "500" has been "sympathetically restored" using all the correct period parts and the end result is what you see today , the result is beautiful or maybe it should be " Bellissimo" to be correct. The end result is an exterior that is in fantastic condition with no rust or marks, bear in mind this was never a rusty hulk to begin with, just a car that needed a little tlc here and there. The interior is also superb and needing no more work, all in a great condition and period correct.
While having the cosmetics attended to the mechanics were also checked over, anything that needed doing was done including a service to the engine. A new generator was fitted as it showed low charging and now this rare 500 stops, starts and drives perfectly.
The vendor has set all areas of the car as "Excellent" and you know what? We agree with him. With a current UK MOT through to February 2018 this little 500 is ready for a new home.
Ford Cortina 1.6 MK5 - Considering just how many Mk5 Cortinas that were once on our roads, especially here in Essex, seeing one at all is a very rare site let alone one in this true "Survivor" condition with just over 25000 miles on the clock!
In its original factory colour of Tuscan Brown this 1981 W registered MK5 is described as a 1.6L Model with factory fitted GL interior and wheels and has had 4 previous registered keepers in its life.
As you can see its condition, along with all its previous MOTs, backs up the mileage. The lack of corrosion is on the whole from having an anti-rust "Ziebart" treatment from new (original Ziebart certificate is present with the cars paperwork) along with the obvious lack of use during bad weather.
Interior is excellent with just the slightest signs of usage and all original. The condition of its switch gear etc bears testimony to their lack of use over the years.
Since owning the car, the vendor has carried out regular maintenance and repairs to keep the car not only in its current condition but running and driving correctly. Including but not limited to a new "Weber" carburettor with a manual choke conversion. A full service including a new cam shaft kit with the very necessary replacement oil feed bar to get rid of the original poor Ford designed bar that caused so many noisy camshafts back in the day. New shock absorbers and springs and a fully "Polly-Bushed" front suspension. With all this done the car drives very well with no mechanical faults and all the electrics operate as designed.
The car comes as mentioned previously, with all its old MOTs and Ziebart certificate, plus old tax discs, bills to prove the work listed above and its original bill of sale. Currently the car is on "SORN", the previous MOT running out March 2016. The vendor also says it comes with some spares but at the moment we are not aware of what these comprise of.
This car is already good enough to be a show car and with a little effort could well be a show winner. A must for any Ford collector.
Jaguar MK2 3.8 "5 Speed Manual" 1962 - Now entered in our March 5th auction is this glorious 1962 3.8 Mk2 Jaguar, which is only available now after long-term ownership by the vendor.
The bodywork and interior are described as "very good" with recent new carpets and 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 (3? SUs) with uprated fuel pump and modified cold air system, a wider track rear axle, larger bore stainless steel exhaust system and manifold and 4 Pot front brake calipers. Together this makes this classic Jaguar a pleasure to use on todays roads, while retaining the classic looks and appeal of this desirable British sports saloon.
Jaguar MK2 2.4 Manual 1969 "Low Miles" - Needing no introduction is this lovely 1969 Jaguar MK2, with its shape being instantly recognised as one of the most popular and sought after cars of its Era. Unusual in its day for being favoured by both "Cops and Robbers" and made famous through the years by their many TV appearances.
This particular example is powered by Jags smooth 2483cc engine coupled to a manual gearbox, both of which are described as being "In fine fettle" hardly surprising as over the years this car has been fully restored and has only covered a fully documented 64000 miles!
With the car is a massive file of invoices for the work carried out over the years including photos showing the work done underneath on the suspension etc, showing things like the new bushes being fitted through out and is complete with the original log book. With the restoration having been carried out over time and while still in very good order, there are a couple of small blemishes to the bodywork but nothing that detracts from its appearance and with its deep shine to the paint and chrome, this car presents very well.
The lovely red leather and wood interior is in very good order and correct right down to its period radio, contrasting superbly against the dark blue exterior. These cars are really a very nice place to spend time in, truly representing the quality that Jaguar of that time were famous for, just a great blend of comfort and functionality. With this in mind you can understand just why they are so sought after on todays market.
Prices continue to climb as both enthusiasts and collectors fight over nice examples but with the sensible reserve the vendor has set on this car both, will have an opportunity to own it. Currently MOTd through to November and being described as very good throughout, complete with its orriginal log book.
Reliant Scimitar GT SE4C 1967 - 3 Litre V6 Essex Ford, 4 speed manual gearbox with working overdrive on 3rd and 4th.
This stylish British Sports Coupe has been restored and brought back to its former glory with stunning metallic grey paint work, 5 1/2 J steel rims with quality tyres all round, overhauled engine and braking system, twin stainless steel exhausts with a lovely throaty sound plus new battery, hoses etc, etc.
The interior has a new headlining and carpets, refurbished black interior trim plus all new rubbers.
This vehicle has a large history file including old MOTs and lots of receipts plus the original Scimitar GT Coupe handbook and workshop manual.
77,000 miles recorded with only 3 previous owners, Mot until November 2017 and benefiting from free historic road tax.
With its great shape and styling, this rare coupe has excellent investment potential. A true classic in very good condition ready to be driven and enjoyed.
Sold for £12,200.00
Ford F250 Custom "Camper Special" 1978 V8 Auto - This lovely, rust free,1978 Ford 250 Custom "Camper Special" Fleet Side truck is equipped with Fords venerable 351M V8 Petrol motor and automatic transmission, which gives it superb low down pulling power but easy cruising capabilities out on the open road. The engine fires up on the button and soon settles to an even tick over. The vendor has up-rated the fuel delivery with the fitting of a "Facet" electric pump running through a "Filter King" filter before it gets to the carb and backed this up with an additional safety feature of a fuel cut out system in case of an accident, complete with a re-set button under the bonnet.
Being a Camper Special it has heavy duty suspension, heavy duty brakes with "twin pot" callipers up front and large drums on the back, plus twin long distance fuel tanks. All of which are reported to be in excellent running order. Both front tyres and the spare have recently been replaced with the correct spec tyres, rears are very good.
Body work is very good, straight and polishes well with the additional bright work etc you get on a "Custom" spec truck being present and nothing missing. Unusually both bumpers are in good order including the heavy duty rear one. Any lights etc that may of needed replacing have been while in the current ownership. Underneath you will find that it has been professionally undersealed to protect it from salt etc and again is in excellent order. With the truck is also the loading beds tonneau cover and rubber floor liner, plus a removable tow hitch and full caravan electrics through the standard 13 pin socket.
Inside is more of the same, everything very nice with no splits in the dash or damage to the seats or door cards, in fact exceptional for what is after all a truck that the vendor does use, not just show off at the weekends! (Sorry for the bits of straw on the carpet in the pictures but that was my fault as not mastered the art of walking on grass without making a mess).
So if you want a standard truck in excellent condition that drives well and is "turnkey" ready to use, this Ford really must be considered. Offered at a reserve which we judge to be very fair and at a price you could not buy and import a truck of this quality from the States today, in fact why would you bother or even take the risk??
Sold for £9,400.00
Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Sport 1988 - Needing no introduction this lovely Porsche 911 is in very good condition, its body having received a repaint at some point and now having no more than a couple of minor faults. There is just something so evocative about this shape with its large rear spoiler and low stance. This particular car has "RS Style" colour matched front and rear bumpers but the vendor has the originals if preferred and these will be included in the sale at no extra cost ( collection to be arranged separately), these along with the Fuch alloy wheels add to the overall look of the car.
Interior condition is good with the two tone leather bucket seats in good order. If being really critical (which the vendor is) the carpets are showing signs of wear and if he were keeping it he personally would replace them, but they are still very serviceable. The rear seat back rest pads, for what they are worth, are missing. Not that you can get in the back unless you are a "small" person.
Mechanically it is all good news. With only an average 159K on the clock and a full Porsche and Porsche Specialist history up to 105K , then more stamps at 157K , the 3.2 Litre engine in the back still "pulls like a train" and puts a grin on your face every time you get he chance to use it "properly". No need to rev the hell out of it, just loads of "grunt" in all the gears and that engine noise peculiar to Porsches famous Flat 6 engine. All helped by this being a late model car so has the later "G50" 5 speed box , so giving a more precise gear change.
The vendor does bring to our attention that all electrics including the front seat adjustment and electric roof etc work but at the moment the electric adjustment on the mirrors has stopped functioning "O" and for the purists, they are actually later 993 Mirrors. He would not be selling the car, but having only covered 2000 miles in the 3 years he has owned it and it sits blocking up the garage, the wife and kids have won the argument and its time for someone else to enjoy the car.
It comes with the history already mentioned, a file of receipts and invoices and is currently MOTd until May 2017. Offered with a very reasonable reserve so making it a rare opportunity to buy one of Porsches finest thats ready to go at an affordable price.
NOTE: The vendor has said he will be getting an oil and filter change, plus a check over, prior to selling the car to be sure all is good for the next owner.
Sold for £24,000.00
Ford Thunderbird 1955 - Fresh out of storage is this "Iconic" American automobile, a first year of production 1955 Ford "T-Bird" Coupe. Still in its original Raven Black exterior over a black and white two tone exterior and with the rare full size "Continental pack", wire wheels not hub caps, electric front seats and electric windows. Appearing to of had a respray in the original colour at some point in its life that while not being factory finish and with the odd reaction mark here and there, will polish nicely, has no damage and is rust free. Underneath the car is excellent, again no rust just discolouring from age on some components (it is over 60 years old) and obviously benefited from being stored on a concrete floor. All the bright work is present but has signs of age but looking to be all original. It comes with the soft top and the optional and very sought after hard top, the finish on which has suffered from being stored under a cover that caused micro blistering to the paint
Interior wise things are very good, still with its correct seat covers etc . The dash is very tidy with no cracks to the dash pad or missing instrumentation, the original radio is still in place, even the cigarette lighter is there. The instrument binnacle lens does have some degrading of the plastic but is still clear to use. Electric windows etc all work and with very little effort will clean very easily.
After being stood for so long we have been asked to recommission the car so as of yet, not attempted to start the engine ( it arrived with us this afternoon 27/10/16) but we will report of the mechanical side of things once in a position to do so. The vendor does report that prior to him storing the car, it drove very well.
These instantly recognised first generation Thunderbirds were only made for two years, total production number is quoted as 16,155 in 1955, so not exactly a high volume car when new and now very rare and sought after. Prices are up year on year and it is hard to find such a solid and original car. No its not perfect but it is an honest car just waiting to be improved by its next owner or just enjoyed exactly as it is.
UPDATE: Now after having a rebuilt starter motor and replacement power lead from the starter to the starter solenoid, which had deteriorated through heat and age to the point it no longer passed current, it runs. Engine is very quiet and shows no sign of smoke or over heating, ticks over smoothly and revs cleanly. Body has now recieved a hand polish and although now shines very nicely and is definately fine for use, has reaction in places (worse on the hard top) and some touch ups. Interior is excellent with all dials etc working. A real peach in the makeing with attention to the paint could soon be a show winner. New Pics show it in the workshop.
Fiat Topolino 500 1951 - Having had only minor restoration work carried out in Italy prior to export to the UK this lovely "Topolino" is very original throughout. The exterior has that lovely patina that comes of years of polishing and being so original it would be a shame to paint it especially as it "shows" so well. Interior is the same, no it is not new and shiny but has that feel to it you only get after years of being used but looked after.
Mechanically the engine runs very well having just been serviced sits there happily ticking over and pulls cleanly out on the road. Mechanically the engine runs very well having just been serviced,it sits there happily ticking over and pulls cleanly out on the road. Gearbox, brakes and the rest of the general mechanics are all good as are the electrics on the car.
It is so rare to find a "Topolino" as original as this in this condition. Ready to be used and enjoyed and offered with a sensible reserve it will make its new owner proud.
Citroen 2CV Charleston Fully Restored 1987 - Another superbly restored example of a Citroen 2CV. Sympathetically restored to retain its originality in all areas where ever possible, this stunning car ticks all the boxes if you are looking for one of the best 2CVs available, you have found it.
Not just a quick flick over with a top coat of shiny paint, this car has been restored not resprayed. Its bodywork is top notch being repainted to factory standards throughout, lift the bonnet and its more of the same. Open the doors and the interior is perfect looking almost un-used which technically thats not far wrong. The attention to detail lavished on this car is astonishing, with no stone left unturned. Mechanically if it was worn out, damaged or just substandard, it has been changed. It really needs to be seen to be appreciated.
Supplied with its original Jack, wheel brace and a full history file that even has the original PDI sheet and bill of sale plus its handbook and coming with a full mot. The best bit is that the way the market is for good 2CVs its value has gone up while you were reading this.
Volkswagen Scirocco "Scala" 1989 - Far rarer than its brother the Golf and now becoming very sought after is the Volkswagen Scirocco and the special addition "Scala" was always a rare sight even when new. This particular car has survived incredibly well with diamond straight body work and no signs of rust and being a Scala, is as original and finished in factory white with its special edition alloy wheels (which have recently been restored). Open the tail gate and all the usual suspect areas where rust can be found are like new, including the underneath edge of the tail gate and boot floor areas. Inside the door shuts on the A post are signs of the original factory grease still and the car was Ziebarted from new to stop any rust getting into the chassis, doors or floor pans.
The interior is incredible, totally original with no signs of wear not even on the driver seat bolsters, un heard of without being retrimed! The 1800cc injected engine fires instantly and soon settles to an even tick over, the vendor has just had a new exhaust manifold fitted. He reports that on the road the car feels so much newer than its age being quick enough to have some fun, while not being expensive to run. Its gear box and clutch are good along with all the general mechanics and electrics. But no more than you would expect from a car that has only 100,497 miles on the clock and is complete with an excellent full service history ( VW up to 68,000 year 2000 then VW specialist ) plus a file full of receipts, bills, old MOts and its handbook. With a current MOT through to June 2017 and not to be confused with the "Normal" VWs on the market, this car is truly ready to go and offers an excellent opportunity for any collector of 80s cars or Volkswagen fan.
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 11 1979 - This beautiful piece of British engineering was ordered when new by the Rolls Royce main dealer in Hong Kong, M. D. Motors. They had it built for their client and as the island still under British rule then, it was built to UK Spec and shipped out to them. While in Hong Kong, M.D.Motors continued to service the car for this owner right up till 1999 when he returned to the UK and bought the car back with him, at this point the car had only covered 33000 miles (its a small island Hong Kong). Now back in the UK he had the car serviced by his local Rolls Royce specialists up to when the vendor bought it, with only 42000 miles on the clock! The V5 still only shows the one owner since re-importation and the condition of the car is backed up by a massive history file from new.
What can be said about a 37 year old Rolls Royce with only 42000 miles on the clock? It is obviously in an excellent all round condition and the photos do not do it justice. Paint work is next to flaw less with no signs of repairs or damage. The Cardinal red it is finished in is complimented very nicely by the pale sandy brown of its leather interior, The first thing you notice when you open the doors is not only the superb condition of the seats, both front and rear and that smell you only get in an older quality, but the quality of the wood dash and door cappings and their lack of cracking, very rare especially on the dash. They have that lovely well-polished look that only comes over time and you lose if refinished. The front seats have the rare optional head rests fitted. Move into the back and its the same beautiful condition with the foot rests in place still, look up and the leather headlining appears to be unmarked.
The vendor says that when he drove it back nearly 350 miles the only thing he could fault the car on was it seemed to have a slight "patter" at speed, this was traced to one tyre being out of true so all four were replaced with the right Avons, not a cheap alternative and normal service was resumed. It now drives as it should. All aspects of the car are described as very good, with only the electric aerial not working. The motor turns so probably just a new internal mast required.
The service history on this car is like a book, cataloguing its life from the original order from the Hong Kong dealership, its bill of sale, letters from the shipping company, bills, receipts and invoices for work done and when done, to all its hand books, old MOTs and will have a new MOT prior to sale . Truly a full history, one owner, very low mileage Rolls. A rare find indeed!
Sorry for the poor pictures but the car was blocked in on the day we visited. They do not do it justice.
Sold for £11,500.00
The Jike TrikeÂ a 5.3 Litre 3 wheeled monster!! - Wow! What the hell is that??? Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is exactly what it looks likeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¦ a Trike powered by a 5.3 V12 Fuel Injected Jaguar XJS Engine and the product of one mans obsession to ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂcreateÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ something a bit special. Over 4,000 man hours and ÃÂÃÂ£50,000 + later the ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂJike TrikeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ was born. There is no point in trying to describe this vehicle as you really need to study it for hours to do it justice. Virtually the whole thing is hand made and one off where the chassis etc are concerned with the original car donating its running gear, back end and rear seats. It really does make you proud that there are still people out there that continue the ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂanything is possible if you think about itÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ engineering philosophy that we are famous for here in the UK. For those of you that want the ultimate toy or an interesting revenue stream as people will queue up to hire it for Proms, weddings etc. This IS the only one in the world!
MGB GT 1979 Manual with Overdrive - This nice and unusual in white, MGB GT was last used when it participated a European road Rally which it completed without a problem, then on its return home it was parked in a garage which is where it has been since 2008.
Overall the body work is very good, nice and straight with only minor areas that could be improved on and in no way to be mixed up with the rusty hulks often offered for sale. Its solid condition you would think, is due in the main by the anti-rust treatment this car has had, the presence of anti-rust treatment plugs in the holes they drill to fill the chassis doors etc with treatment proving this. It is equipped with a rare Webasto slide back vinyl roof which does have two small splits, one each side where it folds, but is still serviceable and looks to be the original.
Interior is good with the original seat covers in place. There are no nasty rips etc but there are some marks from where items had been stored in the car, these may clean. Roof lining is very good, as is the dash that has no damage at all, the floor carpets are good as well. Mileage on the clock reads 85387 and looks like it could be original, but with no history there is no proof of this. There is however, a very nice "Moto-Lita" steering wheel in place. This was fitted prior to the European trip and that is the only use it has had.
Mechanically the engine and box are both good, with the engine showing very good oil pressure even when hot. The general mechanics are good with brakes etc working and all the electrics function properly. To sum up, this is not a show car but one you can use and improve as you go, or just leave it alone and just enjoy owning one of Britains favourite and much loved classic cars.
With prices on these "Rubber Bumper" models now heavily on the up, its refreshing to have a running driving solid car being offered at a sensible reserve.
Sold for £1,600.00
Ford Fiesta "Java" 1600cc 1994 - A classic in the making? Well if its like every other Fiesta that went before it this tidy MK3 version is destined to be especially when as rare as this one is.
In 1994, just before the MK4 Fiesta was introduced to the range, Ford produced the "Fiesta MK3 Java" as a bit of a special model, featuring as standard a higher quality interior, a sunroof, 5 doors, alloy wheels, 5 speed manual gearbox, electric windows, remote boot release and power steering and equipped with their venerable 1300cc engine. But they also offered it with a 1600cc twin cam engine under the bonnet, why you have to ask as it was marketed as a small family hatch back. How many were sold in this spec no one seems to know, but this being one of them and with only 25 in total (1300 and 1600cc) being licensed for road use, its pretty rare.
With only 3 owners, a full history, low miles of just short of 58K and a current MOT through to September 2017, its hardly surprising the vendor describes the car as mechanically sound. But he also says out on the open road the extra 50% power hike over its 1300cc sibling, can really be felt with performance more akin to a hot hatch of its time. Gearbox, clutch breaks etc are all good. As are its original alloys and its tyres.
Body work is good but with all that engine under the bonnet the heat has caused the paint to dull and really needs to be resprayed, other than that polishes well with just a few dinks and scratches. Offered at a price it is worth buying and just sticking away or as an excellent intro into the "retro" car scene for our younger clients.
Ford Model T. Two seat Convertible 1927 - I must admit, there we were, standing outside in the freezing cold fighting with a frozen lock on a door when with a cheeky "Parp" from its vintage horn, this gorgeous piece of motoring history rolled into view, enough to make anyone smile!
Having been fully restored in its country of origin Canada, prior to it being shipped to its current owner, this lovely last year of production convertible "T" is in close to museum quality in all aspects, in fact I am sure lesser examples are on display in museums round the world. What makes it even more special is the fact that the vendor will use it as long as there is no salt on the roads, in fact in 2014 he completed a 350 or so mile tour round France in it.
While being restored a very necessary upgrade to the brakes was made by fitting a brake compensator, then on arrival with the vendor he fitted additional stop, tail and indicators lights using period lamps, so making the car much more suitable for todays roads while still looking "correct".
While the pictures speak volumes, you need to see it in the flesh to realise the quality of the work carried out during restoration, it is of a very high quality and detail, even down to the paintwork being done to look correct and not the perfectly flat, uniform finish you get with modern paints. Everything was restored not just the body but 100% of the car and as such is as good underneath as it is on top!
It would be nice for this "T" to go to a new home where it will be continued to be used, in fact the vendor has offered any private buyer that is unfamiliar with the operation of a Model T, a free lesson to show them if present at the auction or local after it. Yes there are cheaper examples on the market today, but if you are looking for a genuinely 100 percent ready to go, last year of production car, this "T" will tick all the boxes.
NOTE : For those of you that like this sort of thing, this actual car was used in the very last scene in the popular TV series "Mr Selfridge" following him and his female companion down the road as they walked .
NOTE 2 : The vendor has asked us to bring to your attention a couple of items. Firstly he will be presenting it with a full uk mot, although not required he feels this would give prospective buyers confidence knowing it has been checked recently for road worthyness. Secondly that this "T" runs sweetly on both battery and magneto power sources.
Sold for £14,500.00
Citroen DS 21 1968 - This gorgeous Citroen DS 21 is waiting to come over from its home in Europe, so full details will be given and more pictures when available. Suffice to say it is one of the nicest cars available today and the vendor is being very realistic with his reserve. Mechanically it is good enough for him to plan to get in it at his house in France and drive it over to us. So please keep a look out on this listing and we will update as soon as we can.
Chrysler Crossfire 6 Speed Manual 2004 - With a very short production run of only 4 years coupled to their "retro" styling the Chrysler Crossfire was destined to become a modern day classic from the day the first car rolled off the production line in 2004. Developed during the union of Daimler and Chrysler, this stunning two-seater is based on the R170 platform and shares 80% of its components with the R170 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 and they were built by "Karmann" in Germany.
This particular car was registered new in July 2004 so is a first year of production car and one of only 4000 RHD versions of this model that were built over the 4 years. Presented in a deep black gloss with matching leather interior, the exterior is very good and is complimented by recently refurbished silver coloured alloy wheels shod with new tyres ( total cost 800). Inside is lovely with no damage to the leather and "fully Loaded" with air con (recently recharged) etc as all Crossfires are.
Under the bonnet sits a 215 HP version of Mercedes 3.2 L, 18-valve, SOHC V6 engine which when complimented with their slick 6 Speed manual gearbox, guarantees shall we say "brisk" performance but excellent fuel economy. In fact the vendor recently completed a 2500 mile continental driving tour during which the car was subjected to a complete cross-section of driving conditions (enough to say the speed operated rear spoiler was fully extended on more than one occasion) and it returned an average of 35.5 Miles per Gallon. Stated as driving faultlessly with no warning lamps lit on the dash. Note: The Traction control lamp appears to be on in the picture, it is not, it lights up brighter if you turn it off or if there is a fault,that is it in the normal mode.
These cars are ridiculously low priced at the moment, you cannot buy a half decent used saloon car from the Far East for the sort of money they sell for! This will change, prices for good cars in good colours are now rising and a car in this condition/colour combination with only 96K on the clock and a full service history (last stamp shows 93K) will always be sought after.
Currently MOTd until May 2017 the vendor will put a new MOT on prior to the auction. His personal plate will be removed so it will be back on its age related plate by then as well.
Sold for £3,000.00
Armstrong Siddeley 12-6 Fixed Head "Doctors Coupe" 1934 - Here at ECCA we have already established a reputation for offering cars that are rare and have not been offered for sale for a long time. This 1934 Armstrong 12/6 Fixed head "Doctors Coupe" complete with "Dicky seat" is a perfect example of this.
Found by the vendor in 1980, abandoned in a derelict state from long term storage in an East London garage. Owned by him since (yes since 1980) and fully restored with no expense spared. This Maltby bodied car is one of only 3 ever made. Out of the other two, one is lost and the other is rumoured but not confirmed, to be in Australia. What state it is in or even its existence today, who knows (confirmed in the cars history file by way of a letter from the Armstrong Owners Club) so its feasible this could be the last car of its kind in the world!
We are proud that its owner, who is now 80 and cannot cherish it like he would want anymore, has chosen our Auction house to market the car for him. When he says restored, he means a complete body off restoration with nothing not receiving attention. There are bills for 5765 (Engine Build) and 2193 (Interior) from 1990 alone, multiply those figures to prices charged today! While apart its all-aluminium body was treated for corrosion and its Ash frame was against wood worm. In its file are photos showing this and dating right back to the day it was first discovered.
Even though the pictures are of poor quality (sorry but the vendor has no computer so these are copies of "real" photos, remember them?) you can see the quality of this car. Bodywork, which is more cream than the white it appears in the pictures, is still very good with very few imperfections, just one small crack in the paint on the l/h windscreen side support worth mentioning. Mechanically everything is good but as the engine has not been started for two years or so, since it featured in an episode of the TV show "Posh Porn" where they drove it for over an hour (even they offered 10K for it so we know its worth a lot more) it will now need a degree of recommissioning prior to starting and driving. In that time it has been stood on its own jacks so no weight on the tyres etc.
Interior and the rear Dicky seat are lovely and in excellent condition still, a testament to the quality of the restoration work carried out. Tyres and wheels are all very good too. Offered for sale with a very realistic reserve and coming with its original buff log book, a letter from DVLA stating that due to its "historic importance" they were happy to re-issue the cars original number plate, the letter of Authenticity from the Armstrong club and a stack of pictures showing various stages of its restoration. What more could you ask for?
Sold for £13,000.00
Austin A40 1962 - This lovely Austin A40 was first registered new in 1962 and has had only two owners in its life, undergoing a full restoration while in its current owner and vendors keep. Only 53K miles recorded on the original speedometer and with many old mots helping to back up this low mileage.
Having been laid dormant for 12 years prior to him purchasing it he then set out on a total restoration over the following years. During this time the engine was removed and rebuilt including a new cylinder head converted to run on un-leaded petrol. Its brake system was completely rebuilt using new wheel cylinders, brake linings and hoses and the refurbished wheels, all 5 of them, were shod with the correct Dunlop tyres.
Outside the shell was taken back to bare metal, it was at this point it was discovered that the car had never been welded or rusty in its life, so was treated to the appropriate actions prior to receiving its professional respray just over two years ago. Once this was done, all exterior chrome work was replaced with new items, over 1000 spent on them alone, any stainless steel trims re-polished before fitting and all the window rubbers were replaced (phew!)
The interior received the same attention, but as the seats were in such good order they were heavily cleaned while the carpets were replaced. The dash is all original and in lovely shape. All in all the vendor spent in excess of 5,500 on the restoration and that does not include his own labour, just the bits he has the bills for in its history file, which also includes various photos taken during the restoration. Now only for sale due to lack of use by its 80 year old owner and his desire for someone else to enjoy it.
Although, as we said rarely used, the vendor will ensure it will be running and driving prior to auction. But we guess it would be best to expect a small amount of recommissioning prior to driving. DWC156 comes with its file of receipts, owners manual and original Bill of Sale. For those that might be interested and it would be a shame to do it, the registration book is not marked with "Non Transferable " so the plate itself must be worth 1000 plus, if thats the case ( down to you to confirm this with DVLA not us)
Now offered with a reserve that is less than just the money spent and definitely worth it as an investment or a perfect first classic car.
NB: Sorry about the poor quality pictures but the owner does not have a computer so these are pictures of photos.
Sold for £5,000.00
MGB Roadster "Chrome Bumper" 1974 - Needing no introduction is this 1974, so last year of the "Chrome Bumpers", MGB Roadster. Presented in the popular colours of green over a black interior and having been subject to a full restoration in the early to mid 90S.
Included in the restoration was the fitment of a new engine at 40,000 miles so with only 52,000 miles on the clock today its barely run in and behaves accordingly on the road, especially on the more twisty A and B roads where the lower centre of gravity of the pre-rubber bumper cars really comes into its own, allowing you to fully use the venerable 1800cc twin Carb motor fully and if wanted, giving how should we say? A "hasty" progress that would embarrass many modern cars.
With thousands spent over the years and with the bills to prove, its hardly surprising that the vendor describes the general mechanics as 100% quoting" I would drive it to Cornwall without a thought". The engine is still fresh, with excellent oil pressure and the gearbox is tight ,with the overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear that these later cars had, still working in both gears.
Body wise, although painted 20 odd years ago, its still very good ( in the history file are pictures of the car in full primer prior to painting). But it is 20 years since, the car has been used and there are a couple of minor imperfections.
Interior is lovely and comes with both half and full toneau covers, while the vendor states he spent a long time under the car , prior to it being professionally rust proofed, trying to spot any problem areas, nothing and no sign of any previous repairs either.
Comes with a nice file of receipts for things like the engine, a fresh MOT prior to the auction, loads of old MOTs dating back to 1996 and a valuation certificate showing a value of 8,500 in 2002. Sweet!
Please Note: Will be back on its original "N" plate when sold at the auction
Sold for £8,000.00
Lancia Appia 1960 Restoration Project - Offered here is a 1960 Lancia Appia that is very solid and mostly there but in need of total restoration. As you can see by the pictures this is not a weekends work. Engine/gearbox are present as is all the interior. Body as said, is solid basically rust free and amazingly straight with all the doors still shutting with that "Factory" clunk. Glass is all good. Dash is good but one clock glass is cracked. Car rolls freely so easy to load.
Imported by the vendor, himself Italian, he has decided with his increasing age that he needs to reduce his collection of cars and has asked us to help him do so. More details and better pictures will be available when we have collected it from him prior to the auction. Registered onto a UK V5 and offered at a reserve price you could not even pay the transport from Italy for it.
Surely got to be worth saving but otherwise an excellent source of rare parts.
Please note: In response to various question that what is in the pictures is what is there, so any missing parts are exactly that, missing.
Landrover Defender 90 Turbo Diesel 1990 SWB Pick up - THIS CAR IS LISTED AS A TOTAL LOSS " Estimated cost of Commercial repair was more than value of vehicle."
This very nice "Landy" has as you can see, been subject to a total loss claim in 2015. Apparently it had a minor under bonnet fire but we cannot verify this, either way it is listed as "not commercially viable to repair" and the insurers wrote it off! Not an uncommon occurrence nowadays and becoming more and more common due to the inflated rates charged by some repair companies. You tell me how many 26 year old Land Rovers that A. Have not had some damage in their life and B. Look this good?
With only 104K miles on the clock it really is a very nice example. The 2.5 Liter Diesel engine fires straight up with no fuss and being this later model, its equipped with a five speed gearbox. On the road the turbo pulls it along very well. Brakes and general mechanics are all good and there is a current MOT through to July 2017. (Exhaust tail pipe is missing) Wheels and tyres are all very good.
Interior is tidy with genuine floor mats and no sign of heavy usage. The passenger door does have the internal lock knob missing though, otherwise all good.
With the demise of production, these "real" Land Rovers are getting harder to find and more expensive by the day. Without this ones history then it would definitely be worth 8k or so, this gives someone the opportunity to own one for far less.
Sold for £5,000.00
Honda GL1000 K1 Gold Wing 1976 - GL 1000 "Wings" are a rare enough sight on our roads today, but to find a genuine UK spec, not EU or American bike in this sort of condition, that is not locked away in a private collection or museum and that is available to buy, is almost unheard of!
This 1976 K1 version with only 21,488 on the clock (believed to be correct and backed up by old MOTs etc) is in overall very good condition and is still in use, so you can get on and enjoy it. Coming with good history including service receipts, its original tool kit and owners handbook. MOTs back to 1984, its old tax discs and with the current MOT valid until July 2017.
The vendor has recently fitted new Continental tyres front and rear and reports the bike "rides very well". This Goldwing really does offer an excellent opportunity to not only own a bit of Japanese motorcycle history, but also an excellent investment for the future as these early Wings get harder and harder to find with values increasing accordingly.
Porsche 356 Speedster Legend Replica 1970 - With its stunning Speedster shape from the 50s is this Legend 356. One of the nicest replica cars we have seen.
Finished in Porsche Bright Silver metallic bodywork, a new Mohair hood, period chrome wheels shod with Firestone F560 tyres, period bucket seats in matching grey with red piping and complete with full wet weather side windows.
Equipped with a 1600cc Air-cooled engine fitted with twin carbs, this car is fun to drive especially with its very strong and rigid "Legend" chassis, it will encourage you to take the long way home. Roof down, sun out who wants to be screaming along a motorway any way??
Having been in storage for the past 5 years the vendor has recently had it recommissioned ready for sale including: New battery, front brake callipers and pads, front bearings and gear linkage bush.The engine was rebuilt with replacement barrels and pistons, new gaskets and seals and a new clutch slave cylinder was fitted. The car comes with an mot and is ready to enjoy
In our opinion, one of the nicest things about this 356 replica is it has its own genuine patina to the body and interior which makes it look and feel authentic. Not to be confused with a lot of the inferior replicas on offer today.
NOTE: With the constant attention the current owner lavishes on this car he has bought it to our attention that he has now fitted genuine and working Porsche 356 Interior door handles since the pictures were taken.
Sold for £17,000.00
Honda 50 AC15 "Dream" Race replica with ultra low miles - Do you ride it or put it on the wall, it is after all as pretty as a picture??
These diminutive 50cc Honda Motorcycles, named a "AC- 15 Honda Dream" were produced for one year only, 1997/8 to commemorate the successful 1962 Honda CR110 single cylinder racer. Not only was the production run a very short one but they were only produced for the Japanese Domestic Market and as such were never an "officially" imported bike elsewhere, making them a very rare thing and an instant collectors piece.
This particular bike is as good as new with only 26 Kilometres (16 miles) on the odometer. It was first registered new in the UK in March 2001 by a motorcycle shop that did not resell until 2005 so you can only surmise it was on show. From then a company owned it prior to the vendor that put it into his private collection, which is where it stayed, still with just the one previous keeper ( the bike shop) showing on the V5.
Honda really pulled out all the stops with this bike, even designing a rarely seen configuration single cylinder engine with double over-head cam shafts, a double tube frame and disc brakes front and rear. Toped of with the one of tank, tail piece and dropped bars to replicate the original racer.
As you can see the bike is just about as good as new with just a very slight ageing on things like the spokes, maybe the tiniest mark here and there, it is effectively nearly 20 years old after all. It will need to be recommissioned if you want to use it or just get the no more nails out!
A very rare opportunity to buy such a low mileage example and super collectable and one that will make you smile every time you look at it.
Sold for £6,000.00
Norton 750 Atlas 1963 "Cafe Racer" - Now if you are reading this, the likely hood is you were of an age in the sixties when you either walked round in tight fitting trousers and a Parka style jacket and rode small two stroke Italian motorcycles with ten inch wheels or you spent most of your time hanging around outside places like Londons "Ace Caf" in jeans and a leather jacket trying to look like Marlon Brando. If you fit into the latter category then your bike of choice might well of looked like this 1963 Norton Atlas .
From its "dropped bars" through the skinny alloy tank and its single seat with bum stop, it just looks right. Originally designed for the American market, to satisfy their lust for big cc motors (the Atlas name, apparently, came from the name of Americas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) its 750 cc twin engine was mounted in Nortons legendary "Featherbed" frame. Giving the engine a frame that handled as well as it went.
With only 5 keepers and having spent the last few years in a private collection, it will need some amount of recommissioning. Condition is lovely if you want something that is a useable bike. There are some marks etc on it but that is what makes this particular bike look so right in our opinion.
Long overshadowed by the single cylinder bikes from Norton, these big twins are now coming into their own, being a third of the price helps! But with very few new examples coming to market, values are now moving upwards quickly so this bike represents a rare opportunity to own one at a sensible price. Plus you can dress up like Marlon Brando but thats another story!
Sold for £6,400.00
Kawasaki Z1300 Fuel Injection 1984 Low Miles - One of only 3 models of mass produced 6 cylinder motorcycles. The Kawasaki Z1300 was the only one that offered water cooling and shaft drive, then eventually digital fuel injection. If you had one of these back in the 80s you were a lucky person!
"B999" has been tucked away in a private collection for a good few years and was last taxed for road use in 1987, (although it was last MOTd in 2010) With just under 12000 miles recorded on its odometer and in a condition that would lend credence this low miles. Apart from brand new stainless steel exhaust being recently fitted by the vendor it is original and very rare to see in the red.
Cosmetically in a good condition and the engine runs well, but as with all bikes that have stood, we recommend a level of recommissioning prior to usage. They will never make bikes like these again and as Japanese classics like the Z13s smaller brother the Z900 whose prices have now hit 20,000 pounds for a good one, Z1300 values are following suit.
Sold for £10,000.00
Citroen DS Super 1970 Manual - With its 2.1 litre engine coupled to the sought after 5 speed manual gearbox, this recently arrived in the UK DS Citroen was described to us as being "a bit of a flyer" on its way over. Effortlessly cruising at motorway speeds, in the true comfort only Citroen offered in the sixties and early seventies.
Mechanically all is good, especially the engine and gearbox. Cosmetically it is good with some small areas that could be improved, but nothing that detracts from its general good looks and far better than cars that have been offered lately at nearly twice the reserve this one is offered with!
Interior is a nice original one with that smell and feel you only get from the original leather etc. There is some general ageing, I think its called "Patina" nowadays, but again nothing that a good feed with leather treatment and a clean would not improve, its lasted 46 years and would be a shame to do more. Roof lining is very good as are the dash, instruments, door cards etc etc.
So if youre in the market for one of these instantly recognised cars at a price that will not break the bank but one that is mechanically strong and perfectly useable as is, this has got to be considered.
Supplied with all its French papers to allow registration in which ever country it sells to and an age related registration if it stays here in the UK
Note. Car pictured as arrived and not cleaned yet.
Lancia Flavia Coupe 1800 Injection 1966 - This one owner from new 1966 1800cc Lancia Flavia Coupe has a genuine 60,000 kms on the clock ,warranted by its owner a Swiss solicitor. Having spent its life being used to take part in time trial rallies etc when he was staying at his chateau in Switzerland, as such it has led a cosseted life. Not a restored car though, so things like the original leather interior is showing its age, no massive damage just the odd nick and needing recolonising. The dash and instrumentation are in good order. Carpets and roof lining are also all good.
Its beautiful "Pininfarina" coupe body is very good and virtually rust free, with the sort of lines that make these cars so recognisable. All the chrome bumpers and exterior trim are very good too. Mechanically it is very strong and helped in no small way by being the much nicer to drive 1800cc with fuel injection derivative, giving it so much more tractability than the smaller 1500cc units.
These 60s Lancias were designed by the leading design houses of their time, hand built and totally over engineered. Ironically the very things that bought about Lancias eventual capitulation to Fiat are the very things that make them so sought after today. Prices for these cars are up and take it from us, with serious speculators and collectors now looking at them as investments and worthwhile additions to their collections, if you want one now is the time to buy while you still can. Supplied with its original papers to allow you to register it on age related plates here in the Uk.
PLEASE NOTE: The car is pictured pretty much as it arrived and will cleaned prior to the sale by the vendor.
WITHDRAWN - Massey Ferguson MF1505 "Twin Turbo V8" 1978 - Well as we have said many a time, here at ECCA we like to be different!! This very rare MF 1505 tractor is very sought after by collectors of agricultural Tractors and Machinery.
Bought new in 1978 by an Essex farm then sold to the current owner/farmers father in 1984, the vendor spent his formative years in this tractor, hours on end with just him and his father in the cab. His father has now passed and although he planned to keep and restore it himself, he realises that on a busy farm this is just not going to happen so it is with a heavy heart he has decided to offer it for auction, rather than leaving it standing and deteriorating in front of his eyes.
Having only gone into retirement a few years back so according to him, with a battery it will fire into life again. It was fully operational right up to its replacement by a much more modern John Deere unit (yes easier to use and more productive, but just not as much fun apparently!!). The power plant is a Caterpillar V8 displacing 636 Cubic inchs so about 10.5 Litres and in standard trim put out apx.174HP but while in the vendors family the twin turbo conversion was fitted giving it more like 220 HP. In the past Tractor enthusiasts have turned up at harvest time just to hear it working!
Obviously it is offered as a NON FUNCTIONING tractor, it is NOT fit to be worked without restoring and recommissioning and as such is offered as a Restoration Project. With its size etc it WILL NOT be present at our auction site but can be viewed by arrangement prior to the auction just outside of Rayleigh in Essex. Interested parties are to contact ECCA directly to make the arrangements.
Lotus Elan +2 Rare Convertible PROJECT 1970 - Offered here as a rolling Project is this very rare 1970 Lotus +2 Elan Convertible. There is no engine or gearbox available with the car, there is however a roof frame, a new dash board and fuel tank otherwise what you see is what you get. There is a V5 with it and it is a UK Right Hand Drive Car.
The vendor is in the process of trying to find any more parts he might have and this listing will be updated accordingly. The body itself appears to be very straight, unfortunately there is a small vertical crack leading from the r/h rear arch about 6 inches long that happened at some point while sitting in a garage. The dash is all there but with a cracked lens on the rev counter, the electrics are present behind it, seats all look useable but the drivers seat has split along the seam. There are various other components present so Please carefully study the pictures and make your own minds up.
Price wise? Who knows, Lotus car values are going up daily, even the more mundane models are now suddenly desirable, let alone the early Elans such as this, so the vendor has set the reserve low to allow the market to decide.
Chesil "Speedster" 356 Porsche Replica - Built using a 68 VW as a base so historic and tax free, this 356 replica Chesil Speedster is definitely one of the better 356 kits we have seen, having been built by Chesil themselves on behalf of the original owner.
No expense was spared and this shows in the finish of the light blue metallic paint on the outside, with its gold Porsche motifs, through to the interior which is blue leather with colour matched quality carpets. Then toped of with a quality mohair hood in blue. Ironically some of this is probably better quality than you would find in an original car, even the side widows are wind up so no need to carry the normally hard to find wet weather side screens around with you.
It is fitted with an 1800cc version of VWs flat four air cooled engine so this "Speedster" not only looks the part but goes well too. Chesil kits are very well thought of kits and this shows in the quality of the finished products they produce. It really is very hard to tell the difference, especially as this what also sounds right as it drives by. Thats the point though isnt it? Have a car that looks like its 100,000 that costs one fifth of that. The vendor gives all the mechanics as very good and with a current MOT through to September 2017, says it is ready to go.
Sold for £20,000.00
Honda PC50 Moped 1975 - How cute is this? A very nice example of a Honda PC 50 Moped. It is a true moped as it has no foot rests just the fully enclosed pedals that you start it with and can "assist" on those steeper bits if you want.
It appears to be totally original apart from the seat cover which is new and only has 2900 miles on the clock. The vendor has had it in his collection, next to things like an MV Agusta, because it is so unusual to find a small capacity, classic Japanese bike in this non restored order. It does run but will need to be recommisioned and a V5 Log book will need to be applied for.
Not a whole lot of money for a bit of history .
Sold for £700.00
Daimler 2.5 V8 1966 - Now with us is this very pretty example of Daimlers 250 V8 which was first registered in September of 1966. There is just something about the way these car sit with their distinctive Daimler fluted grille and rear number plate surrounds, distinctive wheel trims and badges accentuating the MK2 Jaguar lines these cars were based on. While still having the larger bumpers and over riders the 67 to 69 "250"version lost gives the appearance of a lower stance on the road.
The body work on this car was restored a few years back now and while still very presentable there are one or two areas that could do with addressing if you wanted a show car (minor bubles under the paint along the boot trailing edge being the worse of it). All the chrome is nice and original with just the front screen chrome insert missing? There is the restorers plaque in place on the drivers door sill.
The Daimler V8 engine under the bonnet fires instantly and shows very good oil pressure and is very tidy, nicely original.
Interior wise all is good with what looks to be the original leather, a little dry in places but nothing a good feed would not cure. The wood door cappings and dash are nice and all the interior fixtures and fittings are present. Instrumentation on the dash is very nice with a "period" radio correctly fitted.
Although last MOTd up to March 2016 the car has stood for a while so a small amount of recommissioning will be in order but we can confirm the gearbox selects gears and the brakes work as we have driven it a short distance ourselves. At the moment the windscreen wipers do not operate though nor does the horn. Small details and something to give you an excuse to "tinker" with in the garage. These short fallings on what otherwise is a striking car are more than reflected in the vendors expectations of value and hence the low estimated value that has been given.
Sold for £9,500.00
Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia "Sapphire" 1979 - We are pleased to say that the vendor of this rare of rare Ford Granada has entrusted us with the sale of their Grand Fathers car a 1979 Granada "Sapphire". This effectively one owner car was purchased new from Doe Motors in Maldon and has never left the area since. Originally used as his company car, he owned a local haulage company, he then took it with him into retirement. The car only covered 68, 342 miles in all this time. Unfortunately he passed away and the car has been stood unused since approximately 1992. On passing he left the car, in his will, to his Granddaughter so this is reflected on the V5. Being she is now still only in her early twenties, she never drove the car and it is only offered on the market now to help offset the cost of furnishing her new flat.
Offered as a "Special Edition" The Sapphire was only made in 1979 with 1000 purported to of been produced and used the last of the non-injected 2.8 Granada Ghias as a base. Only available in Midnight Blue over Strato Silver, they came with Matt-Black door handles, Alloy wheels, Electric windows all round, Central locking, Power Steering, Factory Tilt and Slide metal sunroof, Headlamp Wash, Front fog lights and then on top you could option a Full Leather interior in Black, which this car also has!
After having sat for so long, we were pleasantly surprised that with a quick check of the fluids and a new battery the 2.8 V6 engine started straight up and while we would recommend a full recommissioning before use, to include a service, the engine shows excellent oil pressure and ran well enough for it to drive off the car transporter and into our storage bay, with the automatic box selecting gears without hesitation.
The car was stored in a well aired garage and as such the body work has survived very well. There are however some areas of paintwork that show signs of corrosion, more like stone chips etc that have been allowed to spread over time, but no what you would call rust and certainly no holes! The worse effected area is the edges of the sun roof outer panel next to the seal where the paint has become thin and has shrunk back a couple of millimetres from the rubber seal and the leading edge of the bonnet. Past that there are two may be three "dinks" from being well, 37 years old!
Interior is excellent for its age, no real damage just a dryness to the leather. The wood cappings and dash board are excellent and the original Radio still works. Tyres exhaust etc are all very good and the brakes work but do seem to drag slightly, a sure sign of standing. In the boot is the correct spare alloy wheel and tyre, plus the cars jack. Coming with the car is its original "Dealer Pack" with the hand book etc in it.
All in all this is probably the last chance of owning one of these very rare cars as the rest are predominately owned by collectors. We have been informed that there is now thought to be only 6 left in the world with 4 here in the UK, so an extremely rare Ford thats different from the normal fare of Escorts and Capris, being offered at a price you cannot buy a decent 105E Anglia for!
PLEASE NOTE: This car is being offered as needing "re-commissioning" that starts and drives under its own steam, not as a car you can get in and drive home and with no mot.
Porsche "Junior" Tractor 1959 - This superb 1959 Porsche Tractor is guaranteed to make you smile, whether you are an avid collector of agricultural machinery, a lover of old cars or a 10 year old lad or lass holding its parents hand at our auction. Come on its cute admit it!
Porsche like fellow supercar maker Lamborghini, owe their heritage to much humbler beginnings. Dr Ferdinand Porsche started tractor design and production in the early 30s, his remit was to produce a range of tractors that were very advanced but would be "The Peoples Tractor", solid, reliable and easy to maintain, sound familiar?
This example is a 1959 "Junior" with a single cylinder diesel engine, complete with hand throttle and brake, rear power output, sprung drivers seat and electric start. This tractor has not been restored and in fact was in use up to a couple of years ago. Press the key in, give it some throttle, push the start button and off it goes, well chugs. All three forward and the reverse gear engage correctly, the brakes work very well, but the tyres, especially the front ones, look like they have been on since 1959 and desperately need changing, but all hold pressure. The front lights work but the rear ones are missing their lenses.
The body work is excellent and the common consensus of opinion is it would almost be a shame to destroy its "patina" after surviving for so long untouched but yes, if you want a show piece then it does need to be painted.
A rare tractor and one that continues our reputation of finding rare vehicles. It is road registered but the registration would need to be reapplied for with DVLA if you want to drive it on the road as there is currently no V5 with the tractor.
Note: Light enough to be transported on a van sized transporter.
Sold for £6,500.00
Saab 900 SE 1996 - TBC: Full details and better pictures of this ridiculously good value for money example of Swedish engineering and build quality. Powerful engines, superb quality feel. They cannot stay at these prices for much longer!
This particular car being an "SE" spec comes with a full leather interior and a power hood, both of which are in good condition with the hood being operational. Its 2000cc non turbo engine is coupled to a 5 speed manual gearbox which gives good performance and excellent economy on those long runs. Originally used for foriegn trips to sunnier climes but not used since 2014 when it was last MOTd. All running and driving, with 103K showing on the odometer. Here to be sold so being offered "As is" and with NO RESERVE
Jaguar XJS 4 Litre "Face Lift" 1993 - This lovely 1993 4 Litre XJS "Face Lift" Model is described as being very good on the body and mechanics and drives very well with its 4 litre straight six providing and excellent balance of power and performance, or economy when wanted. Interior wise also is good with just some wear evident on the drivers seat leather. Comes with 167k on the clock, a very thick history file and is MOTd until July 2017 so ready to go.
A superb example of a classic car that can be used daily or as a show car, these XJSs are finally being recognised in the Classic Car world for what they are, a great car. As such nice examples are sought after and values are on the up. Get in now while they are still affordable.
Ford Fiesta MK1 "Quartz Economy" 1.1 1983 - t still never fails to amuse me that when looking at "rare cars" like Ferraris and Jags, that a 1983 Ford Fiesta is actually a rarer sight today!
This particular example is a 1983 Fiesta Quartz 1.1 "Economy" with now only 4 examples taxed for road use and a further 3 on SORN, so only 7 left in total. First registered in February 1983 it passed into the vendors grandfathers ownership in September 1988, he owned it until it was passed to the vendor January 2016, having been off road since 1995.
Now with us to offer at Auction. We have fitted a new battery, fresh petrol and off it went! Surprised would be an understatement, but as the petrol tank had been left vented so was dry and the car had been stood in a garage until the start of 2016, maybe not?
With only 67K on the clock (no proof of this but believed to be correct) the engine sounds very good and starts easily even in the sub-zero temperatures of recent. Clutch is free and the gear box moves through all the gears. Brakes work but do drag slightly from standing. The tyres are all very old with badly perished sidewalls, but hold air. Still fitted to the original one off trimmed wheels peculiar to the "quartz" models, with their orange bands.
Body is exceptionally solid for an unrestored Ford of this vintage but shows the signs of many years of "Touch-ups" no nasty dents just a multitude of different versions of "Diamond White"! Although totally useable as is a respray would be required. An important point to make is all the original "Quartz" Exterior graphics are present and useable, just a single rubbing strip missing from the r/h rear quarter. There is an "MOT "type repair evident to the r/h outer sill but otherwise the underneath looks to be very sound but closer inspection is advised. Under the bonnet is excellent with just surface rust on the sharp edges but no rotten bulk head, battery tray or inner wings at all! Apart from some corrosion around the sun roof aperture and along the base of the rear window and lower edge of the tailgate, this has to be one of the most solid original shells you will find. It has been pointed out that it would make an excellent candidate to "re-shell" an XR2 or Super Sport Fiesta with but why would you want to, this car is rarer and original??
Interior is very good with the "Quartz "up market seats fitted with head rests and nicer cloth and apart from two cigarette burns to the rear seat base, needing no more than a light clean. Dash is un-cracked, even the radio and time clock still work. Unfortunately the head lining which is very good otherwise, does have slight damage by the back window. All the electrics seem to work apart from the rear window wiper which is missing.
Offered "as is" and ripe for either recommissioning to use or to fully restore, this is a rare Ford that was last available for sale 28 years ago and not your normal worn out example .
Sorry for the poor picture quality, better ones will follow once the fog has lifted from Essex and you can see outside! Now done.
Austin Mini Pick Up 1275cc 1977 - Having started its life as a "Knock Down Kit" and shipped out to South Africa to be re- assembled. This cheeky looking Mini "Backie" (Pick Up) was first registered in 1977. Although rust free it has at some point since been refreshed throughout and is still in a very presentable condition today.
Body work is very straight and the paint has a nice shine to it. Obviously being in the dry all its life having only recently being imported, it has not suffered the usual tin worm their British counterparts do. Under the bonnet is a very healthy 1275cc engine and a very clean engine bay. The engine fires straight up, aided by an electric fuel pump and shows good oil pressure. On the road this, plus the lighter weight of a pick-up compared to a saloon or estate, translates to a lively performance that makes you smile when you drive it. This car loves to be on country roads, with the wider "Mini Lite" style wheel and tyre package that are fitted, helping it round the twisty bits even more.
Gear box and clutch are smooth in operation, all electrics work and the overall general mechanics are described as good. Interior is presentable with non-standard seats giving a bit more comfort and support, being wider they do snag slightly when folded forward, resulting in some slight damage to the outer side of the drivers seat upright, not visible when in the down position.
With Pick Ups being far less common than saloons etc they are a rare sight on todays roads, ones as nice as this being offered in this price bracket even more so. It will come with an age related UK registration number and a fresh MOT.
Sold for £6,500.00
Mercedes 190E 2.6 1992 - Having been released from the life as a "Film Extra" by a production company, this lovely 190E Mercedes last job was to drive the character Ruth around in the TV series Doc Martin.
First registered in October 1992 it has the desirable 2.6 litre engine, a super smooth 6 cylinder petrol engine that gives a surprisingly good turn of speed if required. Oil pressure is very good and there no nasty rattles present. The automatic gearbox, selects gears properly and generally the mechanics are described as being good throughout.
Body work is very good with no signs of rust or dents etc just the odd minor mark here and there but nothing you would worry about. Interior wise there is wear to the side of the drivers seat, a very common problem on this model, the rest of the seats are very good and have the optional front and rear arm rests. Dash is very good with no splits and all the switch gear and dials work correctly. Electric windows, with factory tinted glass front and rear are fitted, the vendor does say the l/h rear window is inoperative. Otherwise the heater blowers and central locking function correctly. A new MOT will be placed on the car prior to the sale and it comes with its service and hand books.
Mercedes poured everything into the design and production of the 190 Model range, often leading to them being referred to as the last "proper" Mercedes to be made. Hence why they were used throughout the world as taxis etc, famous for their reliability and hardiness. Recently the classic car world has woken up to just how good they are with nice examples becoming sought after.
WITHDRAWN TILL LATER AUCTION Rolls Royce Shadow 2 1980 - Having last been on the road in 1990 this very rare and desirable coloured 1980 Rolls Royce Shadow 2 has only had two owners in its life, the last owner now being 95 years old, having owned it for the past 32 years and previous to him was a friend of his, so known to the family from new. It is now coming to the end of a full program of refurbishment which includes but not limited to, engine and carburettor, exterior paintwork, internal woodwork, new Avon white wall tyres all round and any other mechanical work required for a new MOT.
This massive amount of work is being lavished on the car as apart from only having had two owners it has covered a mere 64000 miles! This is backed up by its substantial service history, carried out in the main by the famous Rolls Royce dealership P&A Woods, all stamped in the original service book.
The Ivory bodywork, complete with colour coded bumpers (painted by P&A woods on behalf of the owner, so to a very high standard) is in excellent condition and is complimented superbly by the lovely conditioned and original, biscuit coloured leather interior. As you can imagine the vendor describes the Engine, Gearbox, Electrics and general mechanics all as being "Excellent".
With a very sensible reserve set, this stunning piece of British Automotive Heritage is available at the price of a half decent "Dacia" Figure that! Not ever before available on the open market, low miles, history, freshly refurbished through out, you will look long and hard for a better example or a better investment.
NOTE: Library picture used as an example of colour as the car is still in the final stages of refurbishment. New pictures will be available as soon as work is completed.
"Mercedes" Personal Registration Number - A nice cover plate for a Mercedes or if you happen to have MBZ as your initials! On retention document so ready to be applied to you vehicle or given as a present.
Triumph TR7 Convertible Automatic 1981 "Resto Project" - Having spent the best part of 15 years locked away in a garage, this rare TR7 Automatic is being offered as a project car that needs some recommissioning or light restoration?
First registered in April 81 this was one of only 100 cars in this gold colour, now with only 5 TR7 Autos left in the UK taxed for road use and a further 18 on SORN, it makes you wonder how many are Gold, could this be the only one? The last registered keeper has had it since 1993 and it was at this point he carried out extensive restoration work including a bare metal respray after any rot had been cut out, an engine build and all the mechanics were over hauled. The body repairs are documented in a pictorial file. Along with these pictures are all the invoices for the engine work etc and MOTs from 1986 to 1999 helping to back up the 76000 miles on the clock.
Unfortunately it has been left standing outside for the last couple of years and this has taken its toll. Paintwork is still good, just a few areas that need attention. Body work is very straight, the only significant damage being a small dent about the size of a ten pence on the front corner of the l/h front wing. Interior is good, a couple of small nicks in the seat squabs and some slight damage to the outer edge of the drivers seat back, all an easy repair. Dash board, clocks, switch gear, carpets are all good. The convertible top needs at the least new side windows and some minor repairs to the vinyl surrounding them, caused by the owners son trying to put the roof down on a freezing cold morning!
We put a new battery on and some water in the rad, and she fired up, a bit lumpy until warm, then a high tick over, so carbs will need some work. Unfortunately we then discovered the low water was down to a blown radiator which is leaking badly along the bottom edge, so it was turned off.
While it was running the engine was quiet, the exhaust did not blow, the automatic gear box selected gears and the brakes worked. So good news there. Electrics including the heater blower motor worked (headlights do not lift when switched on but operate on main beam flash so not a motor problem).
Having seen a metallic green version sell at another auction last year for 6000, which was not much better in fact worse in some areas than this one, we think it will make a very worthwhile project for somebody. A rare car that is well worth the effort.
Rolls Royce Spur 11 1989 "Pre-production Model - If you like a bit of motoring history, this beautiful Rolls Royce Silver Spur 11 takes a lot of beating! This is the very Right Hand Drive model of this series built and only 310 Right Hand Drive Spur 11s were ever 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 Pre-Production model and featured in a lot of their 1990 sales brochures. Even more un-usual is the fact it retained some of the Spur 1 features ie the big back window and rear seat, apparently the only Spur 11 to do this!
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 and in this very rare dark blue metallic colour complimented beautifully by an ever rarer blue "everflex" roof. The Interior is also excellent with little or no wear present on the parchment coloured seats with contrasting but matched to the exterior, blue piping. It still has that "smell" you know the one? That smell you only get in the interior of an old English car with quality hide trim.
The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are described as all good and the active suspension and fuel injection, both a first on the Spur 11, function as they should. No warning lights on the dashboard are illuminated when driving and all other electrical items function as designed. Tyres and all other general mechanics are all very good.
A lovely piece of Rolls Royce history and truly "One of a kind".
Austin Mini Mayfair 1986 One Owner From New!! NO RESERVE - Once more we here at ECCA are proud to of been trusted by the family of the owner of "Molly" the Mini, to offer her for sale through our Auction house. This One Owner from new Mini was owned by their mother and used right up to 2014 when unfortunately she became unfit to drive and had to go into a residential home. After much soul searching, remember the family spent their formative years in this little car, it was decided to offer it via auction with "No reserve" and let the market establish a true value.
Molly herself had covered only 47059 miles when we first met her tucked up in a nice dry garage. We put fresh petrol in, a set of jump leads on and off she went! Hardly surprising though as her comprehensive history shows that the last time she was driven was 11.02.14 when a service and MOT was carried out at 47054 then the garage drove her back home. A staff member drove the 10 miles or so back to our storage bay and she never missed a beat. Engine is quiet and pulls well, gearbox and clutch are great, brakes work etc etc etc. Electrics are all good but a new battery will be required.
The history for this Mini is complete, including its original service book up to 18000 by the selling dealer then Peach Motors a local independent garage the rest of its life. MOTs go back to 2007 and prior to that the receipts show yearly MOTs carried out along with an annual service, so mileage is totally traceable and correct. Along with the service book is a complete set of hand books, owners manuals and a workshop manual.
We have decided to present the car "exactly" as discovered so you can judge just exactly how genuine it is. Yes the rear bumper needs to be replaced and there is the odd patch of corrosion here and there. But no damage on the bodywork, the original dealer sticker and number plates are still in place and all the interior needs is a good clean and some fresh carpet in the drivers foot well (heels eh dont you just love 'em. Carpets dont I know!).
The choice though is to restore to new or just re-commission and use?? A very rare find and here to sell to the highest bidder.
Sold for £3,700.00
Audi V8 "Quattro" Automatic 1990 - With less than 200 in total imported into the UK and now only 11 registered as "on the road", this superb late 80s icon from Audi is now a very rare sight on our roads especially in this condition. This is the car that Audi based their very successful entry into the DTM (German Touring Car) winning over 50% of the races in the 91/92 seasons and helping them to the title in both years. Helped predominately by their legendary "Quattro" 4 Wheel drive system.
This particular car may have 154K on the clock but its galvanised steel body work which benefited from a refresh on the paint a couple of years ago, is still very good and rare in the metallic black colour. Its fully optioned as standard, black leather interior is excellent and you can understand why this was Audis flagship motor car of the time.
Mechanically this car is also excellent with its 250 Horse Power 3.6 Litre multi valve quad cam engine still giving this large Saloon car the sort of performance that embarrasses many more modern cars. Being the 3.6 rather than the later 4.2 also has the advantage of running on normal unleaded rather that the premium fuel the larger capacity engine demands. Then chuck in what is probably the best 4 Wheel Drive system you can get you can understand why these cars are so sought after today.
Bought by the vendor in 2015 from a friend that was reducing his collection of over 100 cars, who in turn had had it for nearly 10 years. It will come with an MOT until August 2017 (Previous MOT was in 2007 and all it failed on first time round was its horn not working) There is history up to 102000 miles and in our opinion represents just a whole lot of motor car for not a lot of money!
Ford Mustang Convertible 1964 RIGHT HAND DRIVE Automatic - For all you people out there that say "I really want a classic American car but cant get on with Left Hand Drive" well now here is your chance! They do not get much more classic that an early Mustang and a bright red convertible one at that!!
Declared manufactured in 1964 this "Muzzy" came into the UK in 1987 and the vendors father bought it pretty much "as is" 10 odd years ago. All he did was to source some original wheels, fitted the proper tyres (now covered less than 50 miles) and fitted an Eldebrock "Performer" 500 CFM Carburettor. Unfortunately that was the last thing he did as he passed away soon after.
Now having stood in its garage for 8 years, only going out each year to give it a run and a fresh MOT. The vendor says that while it starts and runs and comes with a current MOT an amount of recommissioning would be advisable prior to use .Apart from the obvious rarity of being a "Right Hooker" the car is optioned with a fully working power hood and disc brakes as well. The 289 V8 under the bonnet is as nice as the rest of the car. All the general mechanics are stated as very good. The body and interior that were restored prior to his fathers ownership are still good with a nice shine to the paint and the interior needing no more than a clean. The dash runs a full complement of aftermarket clocks that all work as do all the other electrical items on the car.
Priced at probably close to half of its true value this car is cheap enough to spend a small amount to convert it back to a LHD car, if thats what you wanted, with every part for a Mustang being easily available, or just leave as is and enjoy having a one of a kind Mustang.
Sold for £20,000.00
Norton ES2 1950 - With Norton producing their ES2 model from 1927 to 1964 the long stroke motor retained the same, bore, stroke and 490cc, while the chassis received various updates throughout. This particular model, being a 1950 has the then innovative hydraulically damped telescopic front forks and race developed rear plunger suspension, helping to improve the handling over the earlier bikes no end.
As you can see it is tucked away at the back of the vendors garage as part of a small collection of bikes and cars, unfortunately an injury sustained from a car accident way back in the 60s has come back to haunt him now and he can no longer ride a bike.
It has been fully restored a few years back and now the restoration has aged superbly, still in lovely condition throughout but has lost that "just built" brand new appearance. It really is as nice as it looks, not really much more to add "O" apart from sensibly an additional tap has been fitted to allow the oil in the oil tank to be turned off when not in use to stop the traditional problem of oil draining into the engines sump.
Offered with a sensible reserve this great old Norton would fit into any collection or look great in your garage.
Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1300S UK Spec Right Hand Drive 1972 - The Lancia Fulvia Coupe is probably one of the prettiest Coupes to come out of the Lancia Factory. This Right Hand Drive UK spec car benefits from being a "Series 2" 1300S Model so it has the face-lifted body, the new 5 speed gearbox. Its 1298 cc engine now producing 90 hp and larger Girling brakes replacing the Series One Dunlop items. But unlike the Series Three that followed, it escaped Fiats (who by now owned Lancia) cost cutting exercise so still retains the nice wooden steering wheel, better seating with separate head rests and black faced clocks.
Although unfortunately there is no history with this car, for a UK Spec 1972 Lancia to be in this condition it has to of been restored at some point in its life! Its "Lord Blue" paint work while not being perfect, presents very well with no sign of rust, panel fit is good and all trims are present. Interior is very good with just the odd nick here and there. Carpets are obviously newer than the car so were probably replaced at the same time the car was restored and are still in very good order .
Under the bonnet Lancias famous narrow V4 engine fires up easily, shows excellent oil pressure, no sign of any leaks and all very clean and tidy. Gear box, clutch, general mechanics and electrics are good and the car will come with a fresh MOT.
All in all a rare RHD version of this ever popular Italian Coupe, ready to go and priced to sell.
Mercury Parklane Convertible "410 Marauder" 1966 - Wow!! When we first saw this car was as it was slowly but expertly "Navigated" from its winter hiding place, a faceless council garage in a line of faceless garages. It was not just its size that struck you, it is over 18 feet long mind you, but how stunning the paintwork is and how incredibly smooth and quiet its engine was. It really did stop all conversation and you realised what the vendor meant when he had said "Its mint" on the phone earlier that day!
With only 2584 examples of this car built for this year, which was also the only year the 6722cc "Marauder 410 V8" was fitted, this was always a rare car. This one is now thought to be the only one here in the UK with only one other thought to exist in Europe. Having been fully restored to beyond show condition prior to being exported from the US the Caspian Blue exterior is faultless in finish and quality. Sub Note: The Chairman of the "Mercury Owners Club" flew to Seattle in the States to inspect the car prior to its purchase.
Once inside its more of the same, everything correct, working and in superb order. Lift the "hood" and you realise that massive V8 is still running its just so smooth you had not realised! I quote "You can stand a glass of champagne on it and it will not even make it fizz!!" Not that you would want to risk spilling it as its all rather clean under there.
I think you get the general idea. If you are looking for an American convertible from the 60s and you want one of the best. This one year only "matching numbers" car is it. Offered with what on todays market is a very sensible reserve. A truly one off chance to own a beautiful car that has also been featured in various magazines.
Fiat Strada 130 "Abarth" 198 - Fiat took the "Hot Hatch " market by storm when in 1982 some bright spark decided to enlist the help of the famous Italian tuning house "Abarth" who took a 130 horse power, 2 litre version of Fiats superb twin-cam engine and dropped it in the front of the mundane Fiat Strada. Uprated the brakes, gave it one off Cromodora Alloy wheels shod with low profile tyres, a nice subtle body kit and a sporty interior complete with bucket seats in the front. Instant classic Hot Hatch and for a while it was also the fastest one in a very crowded market, out trumped eventually by the Golf GTi. Now while the Golf might well have been a better built car blah blah blah, it still does not have that feel you only get from an Italian car or the sound from that lovely engine. Always slightly rough on tick over but just wanting to be revved. These really are a drivers car.
Today they are a very rare beast, with only 4 currently registered on the road in the UK. This particular car has survived miraculously well, little or no corrosion, its paint having been refreshed at some point and still in very good order. Interior wise the seats and door cards have been retrimed in leather. Apparently the original seat covers are still underneath, although the vendor has never tried to see what condition they are in. All the electrics work and the general mechanics and running gear are all stated to be very good. The original alloys are all in excellent order and are fitted with a matching set of virtually unused Avons.
Being first registered in August 1987 this has to be one of the last cars to arrive here in the UK. Only now available due to its owner reducing his collection to a more manageable size, he looked long and hard for this car prior to purchase. In the pictures it is exactly as it came from storage so not been cleaned, this will be done prior to the auction as will a fresh MOT, there is also large amount of bills, invoices etc for work done over the years.
Note: while the car will have an MOT we would recommend that after standing for the last 3 years that an amount of light recommissioning should take place prior to use.
Jaguar XJ12 "Low Mileage" 1993 - For many years these incredibly rare "Biggest of the Big Cats" were much maligned and as such values slumped to where they were classed as fit for "banger duty". Finally the market has started to wake up to just how good these cars are and as such values are now climbing. Un-molested low mileage examples like this entry are now hard to find with only 19 left registered for road use in the UK. Produced in the then current XJ40 shell for less than two years, the XJ12 version or XJ81 was powered by the largest CC derivative of Jaguars super smooth V12, a 5993cc monster that was quoted at 318 Horse Power, enough for a claimed 150 MPH!
This particular car is offered for sale by the last owners son. His father owned the car from 2006, always maintaining the car and although not warranted the very low mileage shown of only 87000 is believed to be correct and backed up by various old mots and services. Prior to his father owning the car, between 2002 and 2006 the history shows it only covered 1000 miles. It was last serviced and MOTd in October 2016 and has hardly turned a wheel since.
This is not a pristine restored car, what it is though is a genuine car. Its rear arches do have signs of bubbling below the paint, there is a small scuff on one front wing and minor damage to a rear bumper corner ie exactly as his dad left it. Interior wise its more of the same, no real damage to the luxury leather and Rosewood interior (this was an option standard was cloth), some marks here, the odd scuff there but unusually no wear through on the drivers seat bolsters and still a lovely cabin to spend time in. Electrically things are all fine with just a problem with the heater blower, it apparently works but only blows cold.
Overall the running gear is stated as very good, engine gearbox etc are also good. So with the current MOT, tax it and use it. If you have not experienced a Jaguar V12 you owe it to yourself to do so and believe us when we say these Jags will never be this cheap again.
Sold for £1,500.00
Ferrari F355 Spider Manual Left Hand Drive 1995 - Full details to follow but we can say this gorgeous Ferrari 355 "Spider" was purchased by the vendor after being stood unused in a dehumidified garage for 12 years. A very well-known Ferrari specialist recommissioned the car including removing the engine to replace the belts, service the engine and carry out the safety related factory upgrade to the fuel lines, as well as new brakes and tyres.
After very little use by him it then became part of his collection of Exotic Cars and will be refreshed once more by the same specialist prior to being offered at Auction by ourselves. Still with under 66000 Kilometres on the clock, the pictures do not do it justice and better ones will be available along with the full details once received.
Pontiac Trans Am 455 HO 1972 - Personally we think this is the best 1972 Pontiac Trans Am 455HO on the market today and once you see this stunning car we think you will have to agree! For you purists out there let us start by saying "No its not a numbers matching car". What it is though is a "year matching car" down to even the engine is of the same type as the original unit, being the super rare genuine "HO " unit with the one year only "7F6 castings" big port heads , aluminium inlet manifold and 4 bolt mains caps amongst other things. The product of one mans obsession to restore what was in his mind, the perfect 455HO Trans Am and over the last 25 years plus of ownership this is what he has done.
To list the work that has gone into this car would take pages and pages, a bit like the many magazine articles that over the years this car has featured in. Suffice to say in summary, it was stripped to a bare shell with every single component bar the dash removed. Any corrosion or minor distortion was removed and replaced using "Now Old Stock" parts. The chassis and floors under the car received the same treatment, hand stripped back to shiny metal prior to the floors receiving a heavy layer of Gravitex sealant to protect them for life while the front and rear sub-frames were powder coated prior to refitting. One other thing that needs to be noted is this chassis carries the all important "X" in the Vin that designates this as a genuine "8-455 4 barrel carb, Performance" Chassis.
Up top the original Lucerne blue was painfully matched, many attempts were made prior to getting an exact match to the original factory colour, then laid on by one of the top sprayers in the country to obtain a finish that even now after 10 years or so looks factory fresh. The same level of attention was paid to getting an exact reproduction for the factory stripes with a company in America being commissioned to replicate them perfectly.
The suspension was completely rebuilt using "Polygraphite" bushes throughout and KYB adjustable dampers. Subnote: Such is the attention to detail 4 sets of springs were tried before the right "stance" was obtained and the car sat correctly! We could go on but there is not one area of this car that has not received the same level of attention. Even a set of Factory Build Diagrams were obtained to ensure every clip, wire, spring or rivet, went back "as factory" and these diagrams form part of its massive extensive files of history. Pages and pages of parts lists, receipts etc there must be 4 inches of bills alone!
When asked to value the car, our American car man rolled his eyes and said "Pick a number! How can you compare it with whats on the market today? Show quality examples of these cars in the States (if you can find one) regularly sell for over $100,000!" A sensible reserve has been placed on the car and our estimated value reflects this reserve, not our valuation as we think it is worth more! Bet you never thought you would hear an Auction House say that eh!!
Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior 1973 LHD - Now confirmed is this freshly Imported, rust free, 1973 version of Alfa Romeos pretty "Type 105" Coupe. Full details and further pictures to follow. Will be sold with full age related so "Historic" UK registration.
Sold for £16,000.00
Stunning! This is how this 1972 VW Beetle is described. When the owner at the time set out to restore his car back to better than new condition, little did he think it would take so long or cost so much but when you carry out a full body off, nut and bolt restoration on a car, this is what happens!
Completed 4 years ago now, the results of all this work are evident to any one that looks. Starting with a low mileage car that had been owned by the same family for years. This Bug was stripped to its bare bones, any and all signs of rust, corrosion or wear were removed, where necessary using genuine repair panels. The 1600cc engine was fully reconditioned and stainless steel fixings were used throughout the rebuild of the shell and chassis. Only the best quality paint was used on the body shell with many more coats laid on than Volkswagen originally used.
The interior was completely replaced using new items and according to the vendor even "smells" new, rather than that musty smell old Beetles tend to have. He also says to not forget to look underneath the car as the underside gleams as well as the top!
Described mechanically as driving like a new car and sounding great, the 1600 cc engine whips it along the road briskly while the reconditioned gearbox and new clutch operate perfectly. With every aspect of this car being described as "Excellent" this car is a definite candidate "Best in Class or Show". No its not a cheap Beetle, quality never is, but it is probably one of the best available on the market today!
Sold for £14,750.00
Mitsubishi FTO GPX "Mivec" Tiptronic 1995 - Having only had two owners since arriving here in the UK in 1997 this lovely condition "Sports Coupe" has still only got just over 119000 Kms on the clock (73000 miles) and comes with loads of history and old MOTs to back this up.
The body work is very good and still in its original and rare to find black paint with the correct graphics in place. There is no rust or signs of repair just a nice deep shine from years of being looked after and polished. Its under the bonnet where the fun is though, here you will find the "GPX" variant of probably one of the sweetest V6 petrol engines made. Mitsubishis V6 24 Valve Double Over Head Camshaft "Mivec" which produces a claimed 200HP at 7500 Rpm. More than enough to give the car shall we say a "spirited" performance especially when coupled to a "tiptronic" auto as this one is. The GPX sensibly also comes with larger brakes than its lower powered siblings and wide alloy wheels, which on this car are in great condition with no kerb marks or corrosion. These cars love the twisty bits that is in no doubt, but they are also more than happy on a motorway or in town traffic. Click the gearbox back over to full auto, switch the air con on and enjoy.
Interior is all good and comes fully optioned with power windows, door locks and electrically adjusted door mirrors that also fold at the press of a button. The heating and ventilation is a full climate control system. Seats are fully adjustable sports type in the front and there is room in the back for two kids or smaller adults.
Mechanically everything is stated to be very good and there is a current MOT through till September so it is ready to go. With the classic car market now viewing Japanese cars as "proper" classics it is hardly surprising that a lovely sporting coupe like this, when in this condition and spec, are becoming sought after. Good looks, stunning reliability, excellent road holding and performance, what is there not to like?
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1973 - While not a "genuine" Karmann , this 1973 Beetle convertible has been converted very well at some point in its life, probably around the time it is said to be restored in the early 80s and now while not a concourse example presents very well. The soft top is easy to remove and when in the raised position does not leak, that in itself is very unusual. But lets face it, with the vinyl interior who cares if you get caught out by our un-predictable weather, you buy a soft top V-Dub to enjoy with the roof down and it looks so much better that way.
This particular car, being a 73 has the desirable metal dash and earlier rear lights etc plus the benefit of being in the "Historic" tax class so tax free. After being in storage,being part of a private collection that is being reduced in numbers and on a horrible cold drab day its 1300cc engine fired straight up, no nasty rattles or noises and soon settled into that strange tick over peculiar to VW air cooled engines, blowing smoke rings in the mist. Mechanically the vendor describes the car as being very good and as such he will be placing a new MOT on the car prior to the auction.
Body work is very solid with little or no sign of rust, paint is driver quality and will benefit from a good deep polish to bring it back to life. Interior is clean and tidy and described as good. The fabric hood is good with just some cracking to the beading around the edges from being folded. All the electrics function as designed and the general mechanics of the car are described as very good as well.
All in all, a cheap way into owning a classic VW Beetle convertible in these days of high values being seen at sales throughout the world, with the added advantage for us of being Right Hand Drive.
Sold for £3,000.00
Alfa Romeo GTV 3 litre 24 Valve 2000 - Launched in 1995 the latest car from Alfa Romeo to carry the coveted "GTV" name, this model received numerous awards, amongst which were "Car of the year Autocar Magazine" and "The Worlds most beautiful Automobile award" with its chief engineer personally receiving the "Engineer of the Year award" but more was to come in 1998 when our own "Jezzer" Clarkson declared it as "The Best Sports Car"!! a high accolade indeed!! The 150MPH V6 24 Valve version of which was king of the hill and the one to be with. Ferrari performance and looks for Fiat money!
This particular example was first registered in May 2000 and with just 103K miles on the clock has stood the test of time very well, the photos taken on a wet misty day do not do it justice. Its body work is very straight and will polish very nicely, benefiting from the larger rear spoiler and front splitter. Interior is typical Italian, black leather and brushed aluminium everywhere and apart from some very minor wear to the drivers seat side bolster, in very good order throughout, a very nice place to be with the sports seats grabbing you when you sit in them giving you a definite hint on the handling prowess of the chassis.
But yes while the interior and exterior are important, we all know that to the people who want these cars the important bit is whats under the bonnet, Alfas glorious 24 Valve 3litre V6 engine and that lovely exhaust note when you blip the throttle, on this car the exhaust and air filter are the only non-standard items being of a performance type, both of which enhance this.
Now 20 plus years after introduction people are once again realising what wonderfully well designed cars these are and prices, especially for the 3 Litre versions are on the up. A true 4 seater "Sports Coupe" with Alfa Romeos pedigree running through its DNA. One you can use to work in the week and a track day at the weekend!
Mercedes CLK230 "Kompressor" 1998 - With only 58500 miles on the clock and a full service history, this 2 previous owner Mercedes CLK230 "Elegance Kompressor" is in unusually good condition and should not be confused with the standard fare on offer today.
Its common knowledge that from 1999 onwards, Mercedes reduced the quality and depth of their paintwork and so the bodyworks ability to stand up to corrosion was likewise reduced. Being an 1998, this cars condition bears testament to this with little or no rust to talk of, just the smallest bubbles under the paint at the base of the front wheel arches commensurate with any nigh on 20 year old car that has not had any paintwork.
Interior is very nice with no damage to the seats etc. Unusual in the pale blue/grey cloth, this complements the silver exterior and gives a light and airy feel when seated inside. Being the "Elegance" it comes with all the usual options, air con (untested, blows cold but it was minus one outside when tested so it would do!), electric windows, remote folding rear head rests, remote central locking, electric mirrors, remote boot release, ABS, Traction control etc etc and has a nice older but quality stereo head unit. All of which appear to work.
The "Super-charged" version of Mercedes 2.3 litre engine is a little gem, very smooth and economical when wanted in town etc but with instant "oomph" when required, especially with the automatic gear box switched to semi-auto it really does give good performance, cruising with ease at motorway speeds (or Autobahn speeds if in Germany). All aspects of this car are given as very good with recently fitted new rear Michelins tyres matching the fronts and a new Mercedes battery. Currently MOTd till April there will be a new MOT carried out prior to the Auction.
Only now on sale due to loss of licence for medical reasons, this lovely Mercedes coupe just has to be brilliant value at the reserve price that has been set.
Sold for £1,450.00
Ford Escort MK3 Cabriolet 1.6 "Low Miles" Very Rare Colour 1985 - This incredibly solid and very rare coloured early MK3 Escort Cabriolet has a thought to be correct low mileage of only 25,100 miles on the clock, backed up by the 20 plus old MOTs that come with the car. So although no mileage can be guaranteed it is likely to be right.
Having spent most of its life garaged in Ireland, it has survived the normal ravages of time that these very collectable Fords of this Era suffer from. Just minor stone chipping etc that the vendor will have corrected prior to the Auction. Note. The front spoiler is slightly out of line as it was removed to facilitate loading on to a car transporter rather than risk damaging it, this too will be corrected before the auction. The pictures are as it arrived not even cleaned, so you can see just how straight and clean this car is.
Its 1600 cc engine runs very well, starts straight up and performs well on the road, the gearbox etc feeling like they should with such low usage. The under bonnet area again points to the low mileage and has no sign of rust on the inner wings and battery tray (very rare to find) although the vendor would recommend a full service prior to usage along with further light commissioning to the car as a whole.
Interior is the same story, very good with nothing more than a good clean required to bring it back to a very high standard. Even the roof is the original item that with just some minor shrinkage at the lower edges, commensurate with age. It still fits as well as Ford made it too, lets face it they all leaked a bit even from new, but this car has none of the tell-tale signs of stains on the seats so who knows!
Being presented at auction with a new MOT and on its UK Log Book, with the afore mentioned light recommissioning this car with a little further work would make a very unusual but desirable car for the shows or with the way all 70s and 80s Ford prices are going up, a sensible but usable investment.
Mercedes CL500 Low mileage excellent condition 2001 - This beautiful Mercedes CL500 has only a recorded mileage of 54656 on the odometer and when looking at its (partial) history and its MOT history, is believed genuine. Presented in Mercedes Titanium Silver and with its full leather interior trim in contrasting black, its is one of the most popular combinations apealing to most people.
As with most of these top of the range Coupes it comes fully equiped with most of the refinements available when it was produced, including things like key lkess entry, soft close doors and boot, stop start button mounted on the gear lever knob, electric/heated/memory front seats, air con, cruise, auto headlights, active suspension etc etc etc etc the list goes on! Also fitted are a set of 18? AMG alloys with excelent Bridgestone tyres all round ( 245/45 Front 275/45 rear)
Having covered such low miles and only having one previous keeper it is in "Amazing" condition and comes with its original tool and first aid kits, 2 keys and an MOT until october 2017 so is truly ready to go. All at a reserve price that if sold at would not buy you a half decent family saloon. Figure that??
Sold for £5,500.00
Morris Minor "Split Screen Low Light" 1950 - Having literally just landed in these pictures and with full details to follow, is this beautiful condition 1950 Right Hand Drive "Moggy Low Light". Will be supplied with paper work including its UK "NOVA" certificate and proof of age to allow easy registration here in the UK or elsewhere in the world.
Porsche 944 Manual 1986 - At the end of its 9 year production run Porsches "944" was the companys most successful selling car, a title it retained right up until the introduction of the "Boxster". Often shunned by the purists due to having a traditional front engine, rear wheel drive layout, values of these pretty "Coupes" were in the doldrums for years but lately people have realised just what a good car nice ones can be, easy to live with as a first classic or a classic you can use every day, prices are now recovering at pace.
This particular 1986 model has the 2.5 litre engine which runs well and the 5 speed manual gearbox option. Having been stood for the last couple of years the vendor will be carrying out a new MOT prior to the Auction so although mechanically it will be good, we would still advise some recommissioning prior to use.
As you can see the body work is good and no doubt will respond well to a good polish. Interior is pretty much the same, all there and useable but with some damage to the bolsters on the drivers seat, so no not mint but good. General mechanics will be up to UK MOT standards as at the moment they are untested having just come out from storage and not driven on the open roads yet.
Offered here with a sensible reserve so allowing its new owner the opportunity to improve as they go and coming with an "interesting" plate that in itself has value, this 944 represents good value on the todays market.
"MAX" ? Registration number - Nice plate as a gift to the "Max" in your life. Held on retention papers so ready to be transfered.
Citroen 2CV 1985 Fully Restored - This beautiful 2CV has been subject to a full restoration bringing it back to a factory fresh finish and is probably one of the best 2CVs on the market today. The vendor who also restored it, was not aiming for an over the top shiny trinket but more the original finish of a new car as it would have been in a showroom back in 1985.
Where ever possible this theme of originality has been stuck to and this shows no better than when you examine the paintwork. The brief to the painter charged with the job was to use original type paint and laid on to the factory colours. The result is excellent with the blue being contrasted nicely by the cream. This was no "paint what can be seen exercise" but a total paint inside and out. Lift the mats inside, or look under the seats and you will see the same level of care and attention.
Mechanically it received a rebuilt engine complete with a new fly wheel and clutch, the engine having suffered from standing for so long as the car was off the road from 1996. All other mechanical items were stripped and rebuilt or replaced where necessary. The freshly restored road wheels were then shod with a set of new tyres.
The interior? Well have a look at the pictures or examine it on the day, what can you say other than it is excellent and as close to new as you will find. Retrimed correctly in the right cloth pattern and correct colour. While apart all the electrics were renewed so everything works correctly, not that there is a lot to go wrong in the first place, but no nasty old wires suffering from years of home "maintenance" on this car.
So if you are looking for a 2CV that is almost new you would not go far wrong with this one. Only 48718 miles on the clock, complete with some history and its handbooks, jack and wheel brace, somebody is going to be very happy to own it to use or to show. Prices of good 2CVs just keep going up year on year so this could also be an excellent investment opportunity and one you would not have to spend a penny on. There will also be a new MOT on the car so its ready to go on the day.
Autobianchi Bianchina "Panoramica" 1959 - Incredibly rare especially in such original condition is this cute Fiat powered Autobianchi Bianchina "Panoramica" or "Estate" as we know it. Over the years while still in Italy, some minor renovations have taken place to the exterior but it is still substantially all original with no rust or dents. The paintwork itself has a good shine and no major imperfections. Have a look inside and you will see an original interior that is in very good order especially when you consider its 58 years old!!
The engine runs sweetly with no known faults and has recently been serviced here in the UK. Surprisingly the Fiat 500 engine these cars use, pulls it along down the road quite happily and the gearbox operates smoothly, all be it with no synchromesh between the gears as standard.
All the electrics and general mechanics on the car are good with new tyres and brakes being recently fitted. Being a 1959 car there is no road tax to pay and no MOT required but this car has been checked over to bring it up to a safe standard to use. So if you are looking for a collectable car that you can use and one that you will not see another of if you go to a show, then this one has got to be considered.
Sold for £5,400.00
Fiat 500 1969 LHD - This lovely 1969 Fiat 500 has undergone a major restoration by the vendor, a retired Italian man that spent his life in the motortrade and now keeps his hand in restoring Fiats and Jaguars. He says of this one that all the front end panels have been replaced as have any other panels with any corrosion on, plus new bumpers front and rear.
The mechanics have been completely refreshed and the engine has been out, checked then refitted along with a new fuel tank replacing the original. All the electrics work as intended and the interior has also recieved the same level of attention. All areas are as such are described by the vendor as very good.
This is one of two 500s entered by the same gent, who is now in the process of reducing his collection due to his advancing years. Will come with an MOT through to Feb. 2017 and a full valet to remove the dust from storage.
A realistically priced Fiat 500 that is turn key and ready to use (Note: Better pictures to follow).
Audi 100 Avant "Quattro" 1990 - Audi Quatro, just the words make "Petrol Heads" round the world smile. We all know the history of the all-conquering 4 wheel drive system that Audi created in the early 80s. Today it is up there with names like "Cosworth or M-Series" with all models of Audi so equipped being very desirable hence collectable and future classics if not already.
This particular car, a 1990 model so in the last year of production, is coming out of long term ownership by an elderly gent, who has had it for 12 years or so. Equipped with the most powerful non turbo engine offered, the 2.3 litre 5 cylinder petrol version and a manual 5 speed gearbox. It has "adequate" performance and the prodigious grip of the 4wd, so making it fun to drive but still useable as a family car or load lugger .Engine oil pressure is very good and there are no nasty noises, smoke etc.
Although there is some early history, the current owner has always maintained the car himself with 4 new brake discs, new brake pads and one new calliper being fitted less than 400 miles ago. One thing the vendor has bought to our attention is over the years he has had on going problems with the speedometer giving either random readings (high and low) or none at all, he has tried various speedo heads etc to no avail, each time resulting in him refitting the original unit. This as it is now, does not display the MPH unless you press the reset button hard while in motion?? He did change the speedo drive a couple of years back at the same time he fitted a new clutch (gearbox was out as an MOT tester had pointed out it had a leaky seal so needed replacing) but since then the clock has behaved in this way. With such little use each year and the way he drove it (slowly), he felt it was not worth getting involved with any more but wanted to let any new owner know. As far as the rest of the car goes, body work is very straight and will polish nicely (sorry about the poor pictures, wet day and dirty roads) Interior is excellent as you can see in the pictures, complete with the rear load cover and fully equipped. Electrics all work except the drivers window that seems to of stopped but was working last time he drove it (he thinks?).MOT is through to the end of June.
The vendor does have a small amount of spares with the car which will go with it, things like a spare fuel pump etc and the cars original owners pack. There are also a genuine "Roof- bars" and a "Hide-away" tow bar fitted, apparently rare options.
Ferrari 360 Spider "Recreation" 2003 - Not your normal Toyota based Ferrari kit car this superb recreation of a 360 Spider is powered by an all-aluminium Double Overhead Camshaft Toyota 3 litre V6 engine so it not only looks the part but sounds it as well. If thats not enough this engine was then tuned by "Rogue Motorsport" so thats looks, sound and performance to match all at a price that is a fraction of the original car it is styled after.
Built on a 2003 chassis the dimensions of the car are almost correct and much time and effort has gone into making this so. The Ferrari Rosso paintwork is very good with just a very minor mark here and there but only from use and certainly nothing that detracts from the car. Exterior lights are genuine Ferrari items. Inside the car you will see the same level of attention from the professionally trimmed tan leather interior complete with Ferrari dials and leather trimmed steering wheel to the door cards, even the under dash section and roll hoops been covered to match!
On the road the tuned V6 engine pulls cleanly and runs through a Toyota 5 speed gearbox which gives smooth selection and matches the power delivery perfectly, clutch action is light and smooth. Brakes and all other general mechanics on the car are stated as very good and there is currently an MOT through to May so ready to go.
It never fails to amaze us just how good these replica cars can be when built properly and they really dont get much better than this one. You have to ask if its the look of a car you fall for, why spend 100s of thousands when you can have all the looks and most of the performance (in the real world), for a small percentage of that? Being offered here for a fraction of this cars build costs but please note: The Personal plate in the pictures will be replaced with its original "03" plate so forms no part of this sale.
Wrangler Jeep 4 litre 1993 - Getting very rare and hard to find now are these "Wrangler" Jeeps. This particular example is rare again being in the black with beige roof and having the full size side doors with wind up windows.
With low miles the lows miles recorded of 113712, having covered less than 6000 odd miles in the last 11 years, its 4 litre petrol engine is just about run in and starts instantly on the button with no problems. Equipped with a 5 Speed Manual gearbox, this Jeep is happy on the open roads or up to its gunnels in mud. The gearbox has got the common problem they can suffer from thats a poor selection into 2nd if you rush it but the vendor ensures us that once aware of it you can drive it all day with no problem, he just wanted to point this out. Otherwise mechanically it is very good, has recently had extra-large tyres fitted and has a current mot through to May this year.
Body work is actually very good for this type of vehicle, no nasty dents or rust and the removable canvas top has the zip out side and rear windows, all in good order. Interior wise the seats have heavy duty covers, front and rear, to protect them. The original covers underneath are good with just slight wear mainly on the drivers seat bolster (see picture).
A really strong and reliable 44, with low miles and some nice options. "Wranglers" have a strong following and prices are well and truly up. This one is now surplus to requirements and with the low reserve that has been set by the vendor, priced to sell.
Jeep Cherokee "Militarized Monster truck" 1995 - Just released for sale by a company that specialises in the supply of Military vehicles to the film and advertising industries is this 1999 Jeep Cherokee has literally had thousands spent on it transforming it into what you see here today.
Its 4 litre engine has been converted to run on LPG using a "Tinley-Tex" system and a huge custom built LPG tank. The Automatic gearbox is standard but please note the front prop shaft has been removed so effectively now a 2wd, easy enough to source and fit another but not with the Jeep.
Some of the other modifications follow: Full internal roll cage, full length roof rack with spot lights, custom front bumper equipped with a remote control winch, 4" Rancho lift kit and high rate shocks all round, custom swing away rear wheel carrier with ground anchor, custom rear bumper with heavy duty tow hitch, new heavy duty battery with a cut out switch in rear. 5 nearly new 35" mud tyres. Plus much more.
Bodywork is very solid and carries various army related petrol cans, graphics, flag pole etc all to make this truck look authentic. Interior has camouflage covers on the seats (the original grey leather underneath is fine just needing some cleaning and colonising) all other interior comforts are in place and considered to all work. Mechanically this is described as all good, driving well on the road with no problems and will be presented with a full 1 years MOT.
A real "Tough" looking Jeep for those military shows that with the re-fitment of the front prop will also make an excellent 44 off roader. Now surplus to requirements so being offered at a fraction of what just the up-grades and modifications have cost, not including the purchase of the vehicle in the first place.
Apologies for the poor pictures but as you can see things were a bit tight in there and some "humongous" great Soviet lorry was blocking the exit and would not start. The vendor will send better ones when he can. Thanks.
Toyota Landcruiser Colorado VX 1998 - Just released from a company specialising in the supply of Military vehicles is this great looking "Expedition Style" Toyota Land Cruiser. With only 174K on the clock its 3 litre diesel engine runs superbly, starting instantly with no nasty smoke, while the 2w/4w drive system works exactly as designed. This model is known for its reliability and ruggedness, this one is no different.
Interior has been protected by heavy duty seat covers and the grey leather it is fitted with has survived well, just the usual dryness on the drivers seat bolster. Elsewhere there are the odd scuff here and there but with a deep clean it will respond well, this is a seven seater. Electrics all work with all the options these vehicles came with as standard being present.
Exterior is very solid but the paint has suffered in places with poor lacquer on some of the painted surfaces and some crazing on the roof side panels, both looking fine from 3 feet away. An expensive custom made full length roof rack complete with rear ladder access and 5 custom spot lights is fitted as are 5 recently fitted, extra-large, mud tyres and a rear tow bar.
Now surplus to requirement and being offered with a very reasonable reserve. Comes with 10 months MOT so ready to go.
Cherokee Jeep 2.5 Diesel Manual 1999 - ust released from a company that specialises in the supply of military vehicles for the film or advertising industry as surplus to requirement and prior to undergoing the normal transformation, is this very straight 1999 Cherokee Jeep.
Fitted with the rarer 2.5 Diesel engine and a manual gearbox, both of which are described as good.
General mechanics are good as are the electrics.
The interior is in black leather, all in good order. Outside the black paintwork needs a damn good polish but once done will look much nicer than in these poor pictures ( for which we apologise but there was a bit of a log jam behind some massive Soviet truck that was blocking the exit better ones to follow once its been moved).
Once the aforementioned truck has been started and moved then the vendor will be taking this Jeep for an MOT so there will be a new one in place prior to sale. All in all a tidy 44 Jeep offered at a sensible price.
Mercedes 230 CE 1982 - After 10 years of ownership this glorious Mercedes 230 Coupe is now only available due to loss of storage. When first purchased the vendor had the paintwork refreshed and a rebuilt engine was fitted (bill for the engine fit was 2600 back in 2006!) Since then the car has been used intermittently, sometimes spending a couple of years at a time in storage and has only covered 6000 miles in his ownership and 142000 in total, backed up by many old Mot certificates.
The body work is still in very good order as when the paintwork was refreshed all or any poor areas were rectified and 10 years on it has a lovely deep shine to the paintwork with just one or two very small bubbles below the paint but no rust. Chrome work is bright and all emblems are present and correct. The vendor does point out that although the sun roof works, when left outside it would leak in the rain so he has "temporarily" put sealant around part of the edge, this stopped the leak but also the sun roof operation (obviously).
Interior is good but there is a slight miss-match with the drivers seat from being replaced at some point and some staining on the front passenger seat base caused by the sun roof leak, this should clean though. Otherwise apart from minor cracks on the dash and a small nick out of the vinyl on the center console, all very easy to repair but not something that bothered the vendor, a nice interior.
Over the years the vendor has replaced things like brake callipers and tyres as and when required, so has maintained the car. As such if you chose to, you could use as is or address the small problems and have a superb example of this very sought after iconic Mercedes Coupe. With his loss of storage in mind he has set the reserve lower than we advised so someone is going to get a bargain. MOT is through to January 2018 so tax, insure and enjoy.
Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12 CONVERTIBLE 1989 - F6 XJS is a lovely example of Jaguars superb XJS Convertible that was first registered 1st of August 1989. In the following 26 years only traveling 54,500 miles and spending the last 6 of them as part of a private collection.
Exterior paintwork is very nice with no rust or damage, the silver paintwork shines nicely and all the chrome work is in very good condition. The contrasting black hood is the fully electric type, in full working order and in good condition. Coming with the car are the hard to find tonneau cover and stowage bag for when hood is down.
Interior, like the exterior, is in very good condition with its leather and wood trim in very good order throughout. Jaguar really did make the cabins of these cars a very nice place to be.
Under that long sleek bonnet lives one of the best British engines of its time, Jaguars silky smooth but powerful fuel injected 5.3 litre V12. Almost silent when running until you press the throttle pedal, then the note changes and the scenery outside slides past very quickly, no fuss. With the roof down on a sunny day and a nice A road in front, these cars are a pleasure to own and drive.
With the Engine, Gearbox, Electrics and General Mechanics all being described as "very good" by the vendor, loads of service history and paperwork from over the years, all the old MOTs back to 1992 and a current MOT through till November this year, this Jag is ready to go. Prices are on the up now for nice examples such as this and it is now rare to find one in this order with the low reserve the vendor has set. So whether a collector, a speculator or someone looking for a beautiful classic, in our opinion this car tics all the boxes.
Sold for £10,750.00
MG Midget Chrome Bumper 1961 - This 1961 "Midget" is a non-restored , early model car powered by the 948cc Engine and having no exterior door handles, so for the purists the one to have and very rare to find anywhere near this condition, outside of a museum or private collection.
The exterior paint, chrome and hood are all in excellent condition, the roof being only recently replaced so still like new, completed with the correct wing mirrors and a nice rear luggage rack correctly mounted on the boot. Interior is very good with its wooden MG steering wheel, MG gearstick and very nice leather trim
The engine is a little "screamer" that loves to be revved, matched well with the close ratio gearbox and short throw gear lever making these diminutive cars such fun to own and drive, proving that with a good chassis, you do not have to be going at 100mph to enjoy yourself.
Overall the general mechanics and electrics are very good and there is an engine immobiliser fitted for a bit of extra security. There is loads of paper work with the car, amongst which is a Heritage Trust certificate confirming its year etc and an MOT through to next year.
These early model Midgets are so hard to find like this and prices have soared in the last few years, making this a rare opportunity to own a bit, ok "small" bit of British motoring history at a sensible price.
BMW E30 325i Cabriolet Automatic 1991 - You would have to look long and hard to find a better example of an E30 325i Cabriolet than the one we have here. Its current owner had no intention of selling it and was bringing it up to show standards before loosing his winter storage. On finally locating a suitable car he had the interior professionally retrimed in a high quality leather and the result is superb. Only the original steering wheel shows so signs of wear.
Next attention was turned to the bodywork which recieved again a very high quality re-spray in the original quality paint and is set off by many new chrome pieces , exterior fittings etc that were replaced where needed. The body kit was fully removed to confirm there were no horrors lurking beneath it, there were not so after being painted the body kit was then replaced. The original roof is still in place and in very good order, just the rear window begining to yellow. Mechanically all was checked and if needed, replaced but as the car had been maintained so well, borne out by the file of papers that come with it and with a sensible mileage of 131K on the clock, not a lot needed doing past new tyres.
Engine is BMWs excellent 6 cylinder 325 injection unit, producing more than enough power for most people and backed up by their smooth changing automatic transmission. These are both capable of doing prodigous miles if maintained and the both units in this car behave as if just left the factory. Electrics are all fully functioning and in good order.
So now we have an excellent condition throughout 1991 325i BMW that with its MOT till July next year is ready to go. You might find cheaper but with prices up year on year , doubt you will find better.
Mini Mayfair 1000 1987 - Described as a "Bonny little car that makes you smile when you drive it!" When you drive a Mini, even a bad one which this one certainly isnt, you can understand just what the vendor means. Why the Mini is loved throughout the world and is probably the most recognised car ever built. Even BL in their darkest hours could not kill it, just "EU" impact laws finally killing it off!
This nice "Mayfair" Edition has the 998cc motor and manual gearbox, giving crisp performance and the better more "Up-Market" interior complete with nicer seat trim and wooden dash. The vendor bought the car as a bit of a project for himself, running and good on the body but needing things like a new rear sub frame and as he says "A good overhaul". This has all now been done by him and there is a current MOT through to January next year.
The mileage is showing as 57K but the car came with no history so no guarantee that as correct, but the condition of things like the interior trim, which is all good, would suggest this could be correct. The engine and gearbox are both very good and again could point to the low miles showing. Exterior is very good and helping with this are a nice set of period alloy wheels that have been fitted instead of the standard wheels the Mayfair came with. Paintwork is shiny and all the bright work is good.
Mechanically and electrics are now good, with any problems recently being addressed for its MOT. This is a good example of a sought after car that is ready to go and make a new owner smile.
Sold for £1,800.00
Audi Coupe Automatic 1985 - When did you last see one of these on the road? A 1985 Audi Coupe Automatic? Well according to the web site "How many left?" Likely that you havent as there is only one listed "On the road" and in fact only 2 more as being on "SORN"!!
This particular car, first registered August 1985, has spent a long time stood un-used, just transported to an MOT station each year for an MOT to keep it insured. Until recently the vendor was not intending to sell it but some kind person broke its right hand rear light lens and marked the bumper in its storage area so he decided to pass it on to someone else to look after and use. The vendor has pointed out that the rear lens has been taped for its MOT and will need to be replaced.
The engine starts happily and revs cleanly, it makes full use of its 1800CC engine, obviously not as brisk as a 2.2 but more than adequate with the auto box changing smoothly. Body work is good with no major areas of concern, some small marks and scratches but still polishes up nicely. The interior is very good, needing no more than a clean in places and all original. Electrics and mechanics are up to UK MOT standard and the MOT is through to February 2018.
So a very rare and now classic Audi Coupe that with a small amount of effort would make a very interesting show car or if not, use as it is and enjoy classic Audi ownership at a very affordable price.
Sold for £1,600.00
Douglas T35 Mark 3 "Sports" 350cc 1948 - With only 842 of these rare "Sports model T35 MK3 Douglas 350s made during an 18 month production run (1948/49) this very nice example has survived very well. To be in this condition it has to of been restored at some point in its life but has retained a large number of its original components, this is a rare "Numbers Matching" machine.
Unfortunately the current owner/vendor knows nothing about the bike as it came to him combined with other vehicles and the V5 log book has been mislaid, this will have to be applied for by the new owner. We can confirm that its registration number is listed with the correct details on the DVLA web site so it will be a simple application and cost 25. It does however have a tax disc dated 2010 so you could surmise that it was in use then, now on Sorn and has been since.
It was first registered in September 1948 but DVLA have its year of manufacture as 1947. Its chassis number denotes it as the 377th Mk3 to of been built out of a total run of 2314 including the 842 sports models produced. As the sports model numbers ran in with the non-sports models, there is no way of telling exactly how early in the run it was. As a side note this "Sports" version, with its longer duration cam shafts and better breathing carburettors, was officially the fastest 350cc machine available at the time.
As previously said its overall condition is very good and looks to need nothing, we have not tried to start it so an amount of recommissioning will need to be done prior to use. This bike represents a rare opportunity to buy a numbers matching 1948 Douglas motorcycle, especially as nice as this one.
Value? Who knows, prices and values of these lesser known British Motorcycle brands are all up massively now, as Norton, Triumph, Vincent etc values explode. So a good investment opportunity for sure.
Sold for £3,800.00
Vauxhall Cavalier Convertible 1986 - We cannot remember the last time we saw one of these! A 1986 Vauxhall Cavalier "Cabriolet"! Launched to compete in the lucrative market against the other Convertible offerings on the market. The standard 2 door coupe body was converted by Hammond and Thiede in Germany. When the records begin in 1995 there were 708 examples registered for road use here in the UK, by the end of 2016 there were only 58 left.
No doubt the reason why this example has survived so well is that it has come from a very eclectic collection of vehicles that the elderly owner has "finally" decided to start to sell on, all of which are stored indoors. With only 81676 miles on the clock but unfortunately no history, you can only judge the car on its condition if this is correct? But look at the seat material, carpets etc (never known for lasting) and we feel it is more likely than unlikely to be right. Just our observation though, you decide.
Its 1800cc engine fires instantly no fuss and soon reaches temperature and the vendor tells us it drives well. The 5 speed manual gearbox operates correctly as do the brakes and general mechanics. It will be having an MOT prior to sale so everything will have to work correctly either way.
The body is very sound with the silver paintwork being very good. The convertible hood is manually lowered, is fully functioning and in good order. Interior as we said, is very good needing little more than a freshen up from sitting unused.
A rare car and different from the more common Ford, BMW and VWs you see. Would make a good show car, first classic or everyday user classic all at an affordable price.
Opel "GT" 1972 - Found lurking in a barn in the South of France is this "abandoned restoration" Opel GT Coupe. Its then French owner had restored the body work into the very good condition you see here today and then run out of funds to complete it. A shame really as such a good job had been done up to this point.
Now back here in the UK and being offered "As is" with the French papers to register with once completed. The engine runs very well and the car does move under its own steam but its things like a new ignition switch is required as the keys were lost so a simple flick switch and push button have been wired in to do the job. The gearbox selects all the gears but obviously the car has not been road tested, just driven on to a trailer and round a yard. The brakes do work and the car rolls freely. Its novel swivelling headlights operate correctly. The nice period alloy wheels that are fitted are in good order along with the tyres and the chrome work is good. Interior is a bit "bitty", needs finishing if you like, but appears to be mostly there with the seats being in good order.
This is a 15K plus car in the making and what you see is what you get. You will need to source some of the smaller trims etc that are lost but these are all available out there in WWW land. Reserve is set below what we think but the vendor wants to sell not keep. A definite opportunity to buy a very sort after car that the hard work has been done on for you, now well within the realms of the amateur restorer or father and son/daughter team.
Bentley "Brooklands" 1996 - Having been owned by a company director since June 2005 and only really used for family weddings and other special occasions, this lovely 1996 Bentley "Brooklands" has barely covered 2000 miles a year while owned by him and as such has a mere 111500 miles on the clock. Unfortunately, as he has lost the history previous to him owning the car and although he says there was 5000 spent on it when he first purchased it (full service, brakes etc) apart from the MOT history that shows in 2006 the car has 93K on the clock there is no history, shame but thats the truth of it.
The body work is in good condition, just one door slightly out of colour due to a vandal scratch being repaired and so in certain lights the metallic paint on that panel shows a slightly different hue. But otherwise the paint work shows a lovely deep shine with all the bright work being in good order.
The car as a package drives well with the engine, gear box and general mechanics all described as good by the vendor and there is a current MOT through to October this year.
Interior is nice with just some light recolonising required predominately to the drivers seat, unusually for a Bentley of this era that it has not already been done! The rest of the interior is in fine fettle and just a lovely place to be. There is just something about Bentley and Rolls Royce interiors that just "whispers" class that other manufacturers just struggle to get.
So no this lovely bit of British motoring history has lost its service history, but with the low reserve set by the vendor (lower than we suggested) where will you ever buy a better one for this sort of money? It is a turn key, ready to go "Brooklands" in a gorgeous colour for half the price of a good MK1 XR2 Fiesta!! The perfect starter classic, show car or even an instant "Wedding Business"
NOTE: The car was on a personal plate. This has now been removed and replaced with the correct "N" registration.
AMC Rebel Convertible 290 V8 Auto RIGHT HAND DRIVE!! 1967 - The AMC "Rambler" Rebel is a rare bird indeed. Coming from one of the smallest producers of cars in the States and only made for two years as a Convertible 1967 and 68. A mere 1686 were made. Now throw in that this example is a Right Hand Drive car! Yep getting rarer but I hear you say "They were made as knock down kits in Right Hand Drive form, shipped to Australia and New Zealand where they were reassembled using some local content". Ok and this car has the twin dial dash that all Australian and NZ cars had, unlike the single rectangular clock dash the Left hookers had. The fly in the ointment with that is that according to all the books ALL of the RHD cars were 4 door Hardtops. The vendor has come across the odd comment or reference over the years that mention one or two convertibles may have gone as kits to Australia, but there is no official line on this. Either way this car is damn rare!
The 67 Convertibles were the only year to carry the "Rambler" name and all were built as the top spec SST versions with power hoods and split front seats. Another rare item is the engine in this car is a 290 V8 while the vast majority of RHD cars in 67 had a straight six? It also has the optional power steering.
Having been bought by the vendor just over 3 years ago with a view to getting it back to show standard, it was unfortunate for the car but not the vendor, that about then his business took off and for the next three years it has sat, barely turning a wheel. Now, although the engine runs well, the electrics work, the power hood on is in good shape and fully operational and the car drives, it is being offered as a project car that will need some work and re-commissioning prior to being road worthy and to get it to show quality. There is no MOT on the car but there is some history and paperwork.
What an opportunity for someone to own what could well be a one of a kind, power hooded convertible, late sixtys muscle car!!
Sold for £7,500.00
Ford Granada GHIA i X Auto 1982 - Full details to follow of this very rarte and superb condition 1982 Ghia "i X " Granada.
Dayton Albatross 250cc Scooter 1958 - Like a sketch from Monty Pythons the voice on the phone said " I would like to put my Albatross in your Auction" Ok I said, thinking the obvious that April 1st had come early but no the vendors wife meant an incredibly rare British built scooter from the 50s a 1958 "Dayton Albatross". Now after 40 years or so of dealing with motorcycles and scooters this was a new one on us!
This particular bike was registered to the supplying dealer 01.04.1958 (see April fools day!!) Then sold to a Gent from Chelmsford on the same day. He used it through to 1984 when he laid it up and never used it again. In the history are old MOTs these show mileage when tested in 84 as 37,774, it now has 38540 on the clock, so not many miles had passed after the MOT. Eventually it was sold to the vendors husband, also from Chelmsford in 2003, who was determined to get it back on the road and use it. Unfortunately nature struck and this never happened so another 14 years later and it is being offered here.
The bike has actually survived miraculously well, it must have been stored correctly for the 33 years it was hidden away. It has that lovely patina all over, nothing nasty just un-molested and original 59 year old metal and paint! The non-standard seat cover is exactly that an elasticated over cover that has been on there for a very long time. We have lifted it and had a look, the original seat cover is there buy damaged on the sides where your legs would rub in use.
The 250cc Villiers twin engine is not locked up and rotates easily with the kick start, but obviously will need to be looked at prior to trying to start it. The brakes operate and the bike wheels freely. When we lowered the side engine inspection panels there is evidence of grease on the inside of them, leading us to believe this was done to stop rust. Well it worked as it all looks good in there. The bike is one hundred percent complete and apart from the handle bar brake/clutch levers looks to be original. The original screen complete with vintage AA badge is with it but not fitted as are the original handbooks and even the original bill of sale and warranty certificates!! Plus old tax discs MOTs.
This is probably a once in a lifetime chance to own one of these Scooters, especially one with this peerage and what a perfect candidate for either a restoration or keep as is and just get it back on the road. Remember "It is only original once". We will not be cleaning it just presenting it exactly as it was when we collected it.
Sold for £1,600.00
Honda CD175 - Having undergone a total "Nut and Bolt" restoration at a cost of over 4000 you can imagine the condition of this 1972 Honda CD175 Motorcycle. Wow!!
Starting off with a bike that only showed 4100 recorded miles that the restorer was assured by its owner was correct, he set out to turn what was a sad and forlorn motorbike into this totally immaculate bike you see here. Once stripped to component parts, the frame was powder coated. The wheels received the same treatment but with a special "chrome" powder coating and then rebuilt using stainless steel spokes giving a remarkable effect.
The engine and gear box unit was stripped and meticulously rebuilt using only genuine Honda parts. The cylinder block itself was stove enamelled complementing the overall appearance beautifully. Then over the next two years the bike was pieced back together applying the same very high standard throughout and now must be one of the best examples of this model in existence today. Described by the vendor as "A true Gem" we would have to agree.
Sold for £3,600.00
Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 44 "Rouse Sport 304-R REPLICA" 1992 - The "Rouse Sport" Sierra Sapphire Cosworth was developed for Ford Motor Company by their famous BTCC Championship winning Driver and Motorsport Company owner Andy Rouse. With their extra 5250 including Vat price tag over the standard car, these were officially the most expensive Sierra Cosworth sold by Ford. Made in two variants the 302R and 304R (2wd and 4wd respectively). Plans were made to build 100 cars but in the end only 67 or so were made.
This lovely condition car is a replica of a 304R, built from an original Rouse Sport car that needed re-shelling due to corrosion. The owner at the time has confirmed that he took the Rouse parts including the engine and transplanted them into this shell, keeping the numbered plate these specials had and the VIN plate from the original car. This way there was no confusion over the authenticity of the car he had built and that you see here today.
Today, it is still in very good condition. The unique and much more aggressive body kit and rear spoiler are all present and correct. Inside you will find the full leather interior complete with "Rouse Sport" Monogramed seats made by Recaro, complete with bigger side bolsters and extra wings on the front seats to replicate the race seats found in their motorsport counterparts.
Mechanically everything is described as very good having been owned by an "Old School" 74 Year old mechanic for the last couple of years. He bought the car directly from an insurance company with the front bumper missing. He replaced the front bumper and went through the car, addressing the smaller problems as well as fitting an up-rated front diff unit and a new sports clutch. There is a current MOT carried out only 3 miles ago, through to the 10th of January next year.
NOTE: Listed on HPI as a Category D claim i.e. Cosmetic or theft only with no chassis or suspension damage. Not unusual for a "Cosworth" as being the "Target car" for any self-respecting thief or joy rider, so many on the road today have been damaged or stolen at some point of their existence! What is unusual and you can only surmise, that this one must have been found before it was stripped into a million pieces and sold off to unsuspecting( in most cases) Cosworth owners.
With the above in mind, the vendor has placed a much reduced reserve on what is essentially a very nice, good condition, very well appointed, Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 44. With a full "Rouse Sport" kit fitted (apart from a Plaque) and one which unlike the donor car is not rusted out.
Citroen 2CV Charleston 1985 - A delightful 1985 Citroen 2CV Charleston that has only had 3 previous owners and covered a low 35,400 miles from new.
With its last owner having it for 14 years, she meticulous maintained it by using "The 2CV Workshop" in Cornwall and has kept their service invoices to prove. That coupled with the fact that it has just undergone a light restoration/refresh by a local 2CV Specialist goes a long way to explaining its current excellent condition.
Body work is very good needing no paint while the interior again is in the same good order. Mechanically it is described as very good and all the electrics etc work as designed. So with its current MOT going through to the 18 of July this year and its excellent maintenance history this 2CV is ready to go to a new owner to enjoy.
Porsche 911 Targa Tiptronic S 2004 - Being one of the most recognised shapes in the Car world, this superb 2004 incarnation of Porsche Motor Companies iconic 911 sports car needs little or no introduction. However being a 2004 car makes this particular stunning example a last year model of the "996" range.
Coming with a full service history showing 9 stamps, with the last one at 138K so just 2000 miles ago, it really is a prime example. All areas of the car are described as "Excellent" by the vendor, from the unmarked black leather interior through to its heavily waxed and professionally valeted exterior, this car has needed for nothing while in the keep of its 3 owners. Its current owner has owned it for the last 5 years and in that time the only thing that has been changed is the Porsche "split rim" wheels, themselves an expensive option from new, have had the centers painted into a very nice gun metal grey that sets the car of nicely when contrasted against the silver bodywork.
Now we all know these cars are about performance, try 0 60 in 5 seconds which this car is quoted at, but with its 3.6 litre 320 hp water-cooled flat-six engine and tip-tronic Automatic gearbox fitted, it is both a formidable "GT" car, effortlessly cruising at motorway or "Autobahn" speeds in comfort. Or just as happy making that daily grind of driving into work a pleasure.
With its full service history, handbooks an MOT through to August, it is ready to go for its next owner.
NOTE: The vendor has informed us that in December 2016 he had a full Porsche health check carried ot on this car which came back as "Very Good" and will be with the car.
NOTE 2 : The personal plate currently on the car will be sold with the car.
Sold for £12,000.00
Daimler DB18 1947 "Royalty Owned" - What lurks in the various out-buildings, barns and garages of Essex never ceases to amaze us and is one of the joys of being a car lover doing this job. Not just the fantastic cars but their history and their owners themselves. This car is a perfect example of that. Its not every day you open a door on a non-descript pre-fab garage in the back garden of a house in a sleepy Essex village to be greeted with not only a 1947 Daimler DB18 that has been owned by its current owner for 30 plus years but one that was owned and registered from new to "Her Majesty Marie of Yugoslavia"!!
KKJ 333 was registered to her on the 13th of October 1947, she kept it right through to when she died in June 1961. In October of that year ownership transferred to her son "His Royal Highness Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia". Then on the same day (02/10/1961) it was given to and ownership transferred to what is thought to of been her Equerry "Colonel M. Prosen OBE". According to various sources, below are the various titles she was known as. Note: She adopted "Marie" which was her mothers name rather than Maria, when she moved to England.
6 January 1900 8 June 1922: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
8 June 1922 6 January 1929: Her Majesty The Queen of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
6 January 1929 9 October 1934: Her Majesty The Queen of Yugoslavia
9 October 1934 29 November 1945: Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, The Queen Mother
29 November 1945 22 June 1961 in pretence: Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia.
The current owner of the car, himself of "advancing" age, last used it in 2009 when he also MOTd it. Since then it has sat on blocks in his dry garage and has survived miraculously well. To the point that when we offered to collect the car he said "Why? I will pump the tyres up and drive it over!" It is a time warp car, one that has never been restored and looks to be 100% original. Yes the interior now needs some restoration to the leather seats etc but it is 70 years old! The dash is very good as are the roof lining and door cards. It would almost be a shame to do any more than just the bare minimum to the interior, that way saving the originality.
Body work is in its original black finish and very solid, no nasty holes of anything like that, no its not like new its "old" and all the better for it. Not that it wouldnt respond well to a deep polish we are sure.
Mechanically? Well the vendor is driving it to the auction so that speaks volumes but we would still recommend an amount of recommissioning to be on the safe side. He says the 2.5Litre straight 6 engine runs very well and the gearbox selects correctly. Tyres are useable but are getting old. Electrics function.
This really is a bit of Royal History, rare to the point that it is thought to be the only one registered to a Yugoslavian Queen and rare to of survived so well. Value? Who knows with this history? The vendor has set what he feels is a fair reserve and we have valued it accordingly.
Jaguar XJC 4.2 "Coupe" 1978 - XEA 707 S was first registered 6th of January 1978 and comes with previous MOTs dating back to 1985 when mileage was 71,423.Now still with only 97558 showing, has only covered a further 28,000 miles in 37 years. Along with the old mots there is a file full of invoices showing over 10,000 pounds has been spent getting this car right in the last 10 years. Below is a summary of this work.
In 2007 the car was recommissioning after being in storage for 10 years. Had new cylinder head, new fuel lines, carb reconditioned, new points, plugs and condenser. New brake pipes. New front brake Callipers, n/s rear wheel bearing. Overhaul rear brake callipers. New coil, Fuel filter, water pump new hoses, Fuel filter, Viscous fan.
Manual choke fitted in 2011.
Replacement off-side fuel tank, door seals, washer pump, uv joints, top front suspension joints, lower front suspension joints, rear brake discs and pads, handbrake pads, shock absorber bushes, alternator, off-side rear wheel bearing, 4 tyres in 2012.
In 2013 distributor cap and plug leads recon carb, new plugs, Header tank, electric aerial, speedo cable.
The car was collected and driven back from Cornwall last year and drives faultlessly. The fuel gauges have stopped working recently, everything else works as it should.
The vendor does say that although bright, shiny and straight there are areas of the paintwork that could be improved, plus a couple of the rear side window seals have failed and need replacing, if you want to make it a show car? If not then leave it as is and you will have a very nice driving, good looking car.
With a current MOT through to January next year, this rare and very sought after "Big Coupe" is ready to go.
Peugeot 404 Pick Up 1970 - Now here is something you dont see very often, a 1970 Peugeot 404 "Pick-up" with only one owner and a mere 50000 on the clock!
Imported from France this very original Peugeot is being offered as "A rolling restoration". One that starts instantly and drives well, has had its breaks overhauled ,has new tyres all round and a new battery but will need some welding to the chassis rails and more general work here and there for its UK MOT. Supplied with its French registration papers and a "NOVA" certificate so once MOTd can be UK registered and make a very cool and useable "Retro" truck.
Fiat 500L Right Hand Drive 1971 - The last of our Fiat 500s is this superb, UK spec, Right Hand Drive version. One that has been fully refurbished and comes with its own cd and photographic record of all the work done, plus a file full of invoices. To quote the vendor "It has had everything replaced!! " On top of this just last year it had a new clutch, engine mounts and front brakes and has only recently had another service.
The baby blue paint work is excellent and complimented by a black leather trimmed interior, also in excellent order throughout. Mechanically everything is still excellent with the engine and gearbox being excellent to. With an MOT through to May this pretty little 1971 Fiat 500L is ready for its new owner.
BMW M3 Convertible 1995 - Having recently been cosmetically refurbished, including a new convertible hood and its alloy wheels restored then fitted with new tyres. This 3litre 5 Speed manual 1995 BMW "M3" not only looks excellent but has the sort of performance that shames many modern day performance cars.
Showing 100,791 on the odometer and coming with a full service history to back that up. It has MOTs dating back to 2003 when mileage was recorded as 63,004 so has only covered an average of just over 2500 miles a year in the last 14 years.
Body work is finished in the rare "Daytona Violet" colour while the leather interior is in black, a nice colour combination that is very popular. Both exterior and interior are described as "Perfect, no rust, scratches or marks", marking this particular BM out from the usual cars on offer. This is not an old thing that has been abused to within an inch of its life, received a lick of paint then sold on, but a car that has been used and enjoyed but looked after properly throughout.
Under the bonnet is where the magic is, BMWs legendary 3 Litre straight 6 engine giving 285 horses of smooth power, coupled to a 5 speed manual gearbox with ratios that give instant pull down low but effortless cruising in the higher gears. These really are a drivers car and like anything carrying the legendary "M" designation is very sought after in the market today. Prices of even the poorer condition cars go up month on month, as good examples such as this car, become harder and harder to find. If you are looking for a good investment in a classic car, but one you can use as well, this BMW E36 M3 just might be the car you are looking for. Currently MOTd through to August 2017 so ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.
Jaguar XJR 1994 - This nice 1994 Jaguar XJR represents the chance to own a "Proper Jag" for the price of a cheap, and decidedly un-hot, hatch back.
First registered in November 1994, its Carnival Red exterior is in excellent condition while the very well-appointed interior is also very good with little wear to its oat meal coloured leather and lovely wood trims. There are a couple of electrical gremlins however with the sunroof and boot not opening.
Mechanically it is good with everything functioning as designed and the MOT is through to December. There is an exhaust blow will need to be addressed before the next MOT but other than that the car drives very well. Recorded mileage is a low 85000 miles but unfortunately there is no service history to back this up.
We have said this many times before but there are certain cars that the classic car world passed by in the rush of ever increasing demand and prices, these lovely Jags are one such car but now with the market waking up to them this car is probably one of the last ones to be offered in this sort of price range, so our advice is to grab one while you can.
Jaguar MK2 2.4 Manual 1967 - late entry to our auction but one well waiting for is this very nice 1967 Jag MK2 with the 2.4 litre engine and a manual gearbox. Having been owned by the vendor since 2005 he says in his words "She is a fabulous old car and something I had always wanted, but now it is time for someone else to enjoy" Although it came to him with not a lot of history, he has always kept it maintained and MOTd by the same Jaguar specialist so has the bills and invoices from him. What it did come with was a stack of old MOTs dating back to 1990 when the mileage was 39349. While in his keep it has had a speedometer change in 2015 at 5578 (105578) and this is fully documented. As such the car is now showing 26187 (used unit as a replacement) See before and after pictures of the speedometer.
The dark blue paintwork is in very good order, being restored prior to his purchase from a specialist classic car dealer and today the paint and exterior chrome has that deep shine from many liberal coats of wax. The spoke wheels are in excellent order and the whole car would make you proud if at a show with it.
Interior received the same attention as the exterior, with the leather seats and door cards now still in good condition (some slight detachment of the rear panel on drivers seat please see picture). The great condition wood dash is complimented with a quality wood rimmed steering wheel. All the various switches and gauges work correctly and again are in very good order.
The engine gearbox and other general mechanics have always received anything needed if or when required and as such are all very good. This MK2 really should be looked at as an investment as the vendor is offering it with a low reserve, set at less than he paid for it in 2005! (Invoice in the history to prove this) . Comes with its various handbooks and a current MOT till May 2017.
Morris Minor "Split Screen" Rolling Restoration Project 1953 - This suprisingly original "Split Screen Moggy" is an ideal candidate for restoration, given that it starts and moves under its own steam. So mechanically you are half way there. Body wise it has never been got at so no nasty bodge jobs to get round first. The current number plate has been removed and it now has a non-transferable age related plate with the new V5. While doing this process and prior to being told that being a pre 1960 car it does not require an MOT to transfer the plate, the vendor had carried out the structural welding underneath that the car required for an MOT.
So no not a weekends work but well worth the effort to restore, or if not just tidy up and use as is.
Volkswagen T25 1915cc 4 Speed 4 Berth 1984 - This lovely classic VW camper benefits from a lot of hard work being recently carried out by the current owner. Now, unfortunately for him but not for someone else, with a loss of storage space it has to go so he will not get to use it himself!
The exterior is very presentable in the white with colour coded exterior trim, giving it a nice fresh look especially with the 16" Alloy wheels he has fitted.
Interior wise he has fitted the floor with a non-slip covering, the cooking side of things is now taken care of by a twin ring gas hob with an electrically pumper cold water supply to the sink (or Kettle ) The whole interior has been treated to a custom refit and now looks very nice.
Mechanics are all described as very good, with the 1915cc engine actually allowing you to get somewhere at the legal limit, unlike the earlier VW Campers. The 4 speed gearbox gives a good blend of low down pulling power but sensible revs when cruising.
Current MOT is through to August so plenty of time left to enjoy before the next test. Currently the Van is showing 99029 miles, not a lot of history to speak of but the MOT History shows that in June 2005 it had covered 94549 miles so a mere 4500 miles in the last 12 years!
Offered at a realistic reserve, this could make a Camper Van enthusiast or A V- Dub person, very happy.
Citoen 2CV LHD just in from France 1984 - Just in from France is this original 1984 2cv Citroen in surprisingly solid order. The 602 cc engine fires easily and pulls as willingly as a 1984 2 Cylinder 602cc engine can. The strange thing about 2CVs is that even with the low power they have, they are good fun and make people smile. Maybe that is why they are in such demand as they do become almost part of the family once you own one!
Apart from the rear panel, where there is some rust evident the chassis is good and having only covered 57000 Kilometres the interior etc is not all worn out. It has a nice patina that makes you want to just tidy it up and otherwise just leave "Claude" or whatever you call it (O yes you will!) alone as it is.
Coming with its French papers it will just be a matter of an MOT, a bit of insurance and you can register here in the UK, if required, onto an age related plate.