Ford Fiesta RS1800i 1994 - After Ford removed the turbo from the Fiesta range its replacement was the RS1800i , producing roughly the same 130 horse power but without the punch in the back, sales were slow until eventually, after only a couple of years it too was dropped. Up till now this great little car has lived in the shadow of its predecessor, but with their ability to blow up without notice and after years of British winters, nice Turbo cars are very collectable and expensive which leads people to try the 1800i instead. Normally, much to their surprise, they find the 1800i a nicer car to drive, in the real world being just as quick and agile, but better on fuel and much cheaper to insure. Now with only 25 examples left taxed for road use the values like all performance Fords and Hot Hatches are going up, mint examples commanding high prices.This particular car is a late in the run 1994 model with only 64200 miles recorded on the odometer. There is a stamped service book through to 45,000 and with MOTs back to April 06 with 45175 recorded through to the latest in March this year showing 64200, this mileage although not guaranteed could well be correct.The top side of the car is stated to be in good order, not mint but nice and polishes well. There are minor faults here and there but still very presentable. Underneath the vendor says that although good for its last MOT he does feel that there may well be some work required to the sill areas at some stage in the future.Driving well, its engine which only recently had a minor service, pulls very willingly with no known nasties. The same is said about its transmission, the gearbox being both smooth and precise and the clutch is in good working order. The electrics all work and the general mechanics have no known faults.The cloth trimmed sports interior complete with Recaro seating is tidy with just the usual wear and tear found in an unrestored car of this age, not filthy dirty and full of holes, like some and still very useable as is.With an MOT till 26th of June this year, low recorded miles, some history and in a sought after colour, this good looking baby Ford would double nicely as a commuter in the week and with some effort, a show car at the weekends.
Vespa 150 Sprint Veloce 1974 - This very nice 1974 Vespa 150 Sprint Veloce VLB1T model was purchased by the vendor soon after it had been restored as a surprise for his wife, she could then accompany him on her own bike rather than on the back of his GL1800 Honda Goldwing. Well gents we know how that can work out sometimes!! She really did not like the idea, or the Scoot and it has spent its time ever since, sat unused in a garage.At this point we have to bring your attention to the fact that on the V5 it shows as a 125cc but it is a 150cc model. You would need to correct this when in your possession to make it correct.As previously mentioned, it really has not been used since its restoration and still shows 5 kms on the odometer, the vendor has bought a MPH clock for it and this will form part off the sale. Once imported from sunnier climes the restorer set about just about every part of the bike, replacing where needed and restoring elsewhere. The tyres on it are still as good as new as is the very nice shade of coral paintwork (just a minor mark on the l/h side of the front mudguard from storage that might polish out). The all-important chassis supports running across under the foot wells are excellent with no corrosion evident. The twin seats are perfect as is the matching spare wheel cover.Mechanically the engine starts easily and the gears select correctly, all the electrics work. The current MOT runs out in April prior to the auction but we see no reason why, past some gentle recommissioning, this scooter would struggle passing its next one. Correctly registered as Historic tax class on its V5 and on the right age related price. A sought after scooter that came standard with the better 10 inch wheels. In great condition and perfect for a collector or a fan of these iconic machines.
MAX ? Registration number - Nice plate as a gift to the Max in your life. Held on retention papers so ready to be transfered.
Fiat 500L Right Hand Drive (650cc) 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 including the engine with the popular 650CC conversion!! Now it drives very well on todays roads with that bit of extra woomph.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.
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-Sigmaringen8 June 1922 6 January 1929: Her Majesty The Queen of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes6 January 1929 9 October 1934: Her Majesty The Queen of Yugoslavia9 October 1934 29 November 1945: Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, The Queen Mother29 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.NOTE: Kind thanks to Mr Brian Smith (DLOC Historian) for a copy of the original invoice the car was sold on to Queen Marie by The Daimler Company LTD of Coventry.
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.
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.
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, nice solid footplates and heater channels, paint is good quality with a nice shine to it. 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.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.
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.
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.
NOTE. Now MOTd for a year including 4 new tyres.
Morris Minor Million 1960 - In 1960 the Morris Minor made history when it became the first British built car to sell 1,000,000 units! Hardly surprising when you think this incredibly hardy and reliable car was produced to do just about every job a motorised vehicle could do at the time. From Mid-wifes to post men, families, single people you name it there was a Moggy in the range that fitted the bill. To mark this achievement 350 Lilac coloured cars were produced with a white leather interior and black piping on the seats, special badging and wheel embellishers. This was called the 2Minor Million
This early in the run 1960 produced example comes to auction after a 15 year long ownership by the vendor. In his own words condition wise it is Like a four year old car With the exterior, interior and mechanics all being described as Excellent with a sub note on the interior maybe benefiting from a light wash, but all original.
Having only had 2 owners and showing a believed correct, but not guaranteed, low mileage of only 32000 miles, this lovely rare Moggy has just past its MOT on the 3rd of March so that will see the new owner through to next year.
With now less than 60 apx. Left in existence of the 320 Right Hand Drive versions made, these Millions rarely come to market so this represent any collector or enthusiast an opportunity to own a bit of British motoring history and one that will only go up in value.
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.
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.
SAAB 93 TURBO Convertible 2001 - Now no longer in production, SAABs are slowly beginning to find ownership in the hands of collectors outside of the owners club. This is because they are a very good car, excellent build quality and strong mechanics. This is what bought about the companies down fall. A refusal to compromise on quality and build to a price which eventually caused GM the parent company to cry Enough and close the Marque down.
This lovely April 2001 example is a 93 Convertible with very low mileage and owned by members of the Saab owners club. Being an SE spec car it is fully loaded with all the toys, reverse sensors, power hood etc etc . With better quality leather seating and wood finishes in side. The cab is a nice place to spend some time and puts many a more expensive car to shame.
Its 38150 recorded mileage is backed up by a full history. Its MOT history shows 20949 in 2006 and in fact apart from 2012 when it needed new rear tyres then in 2016 a rear box on the exhaust, this car has not failed an MOT quite a feat for a 16 year old car. Mechanically it is spot on, its 2 liter engine is equiped with the High Output turbo so not to be confused with the lesser low pressure unit, giving it a very useful turn of speed, pulling strongly through all the gears and making for easy overtaking when required. Overall the rest of the general mechanics and electrics work exactly as Saab designed them too.
Exterior is very nice, the roof condition is stunning. There is the odd car park dink on its flanks but nothing that detracts from its overall good looks. With an MOT through to November this car if properly looked after will last its new owner for years by which time its ridiculously low value today will be a thing of the past we are sure.
Land Rover County 1982 - As you can see by the pictures, this 1982 Land Rover County has not been restored, more rebuilt from the chassis up with little or no mechanical components not receiving attention along the way.
The engine received a full service prior to refitting then a new exhaust and Carburettor were fitted. Transmission wise new prop bearings and seals throughout. So both are now excellent. All the electrics were overhauled and now everything works as it should. The chassis was stripped back and any problems rectified prior to the application of anti-rust treatment to give years of trouble free ownership. Brakes were renewed throughout as were any bushes etc. while under there.
Now back in one piece and with an MOT through to next year this is one Land Rover that is ready for its new owner. While the body is very good, it is the original panels and paint, being described as having one or two dents but good for a 35 year old car.
Interior is the 6 seater in Delux Techno Grey described as excellent as its all new. On the road the 2386cc petrol engine pulls well with plenty of power and the manual gearbox functions as it should. All the running gear is new or refurbished so again is described as excellent.
Coming with the long MOT is a clear and full photographic record of the restoration and lots of old MOTs. If you are looking for a properly sorted Landy then you really should have a close look at this one. They are getting rarer by the day and good ones are few and far between.
Fiat 500D Suicide Door- Trasformabile 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 and to cap it all its Trasformabile roof 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 super rare little 500 is ready for a new home.
Cadillac Coupe Deville 1976 - 1976 saw the last of the Full Size Caddys and the Coupe Deville set the bar high when it was launched in 1972, it set the record for interior width in a car, the rear shoulder room being 64 inches, these are big cars! So this 76 version marked the end of an era.
Weighing in with a kerb weight of over 5000 pounds it needed the new for 1975 500 Cubic Inch V8 Engine (8200cc in pounds shillings and pence) with its 210 horse power and prodigious amount of torque, this resulted in what some people found a surprisingly quick car off the line and soon it became the car to have, favoured by celebrities and some less desirable characters alike.
Imported from Canada in 2011, it was then unfortunately left outside as before arriving in the UK the owner had lost his licence, during this time the custom black metal flaked body work has suffered in places and will now need remedial work although its current owner likes it this way and as its his daily driver is not after a trailer queen that he is scared to use.
Mechanically that big old V8 pulls now just as well as it did in 76, effortlessly cruising at motorway speeds, in fact we must say that mileage is going to be going up a thousand or so as he is going to Scotland in it for one last road trip before it goes. Gearbox brakes and all other general mechanics are good. The air shocks on the back work correctly help give the car according to its current owner that feeling of it floating down the road.
The interior is in excellent condition with things like the electric seats, windows, door locks and Air Conditioning all working correctly. Currently MOTd through to November the 27th, this imposing car is ready to be used as is or restored as you go. A whole lot of car for not a lot of money and one you can drive home in.
Mercedes 300SL Convertible 1990 - This lovely 1990 Mercedes 300SL not only comes with its factory hard top, which is in excellent condition and a personal plate but three folders of photos, bills, invoices etc charting its history as well.
Overall the exterior condition is said to be excellent with none of the rust problems that can beset Mercedes cars of this era, its blue coach work has that nice deep shine from regular polishing and there is complemented by an as new soft top that was replaced only last year. Interior is very nice but does have a small degree of wear to the drivers bolster, while all the electrical functions work as designed.
Mechanically the engine is said to run perfectly with the 3liter straight six giving a smooth but when required punchy performance and its switchable automatic gearbox, which was recently rebuilt, gives you a choice of modes for when you feel the need for a more sports car like drive.
With only 93675 on the clock and a history that reads like a novel, this Mercedes gives its owner quality and class at a ridiculously low price but one that now is on the up, these superbly built cars will be the next big collectables of the Marque.
With a new MOT it is ready for its new owner to enjoy, who knows we might just get the summer they have promised this year so a perfect time to have a convertible classic car?
Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4_4 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 4_4. With a full Rouse Sport kit fitted (apart from a Plaque) and one which unlike the donor car is not rusted out.
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.
Morris Minor Low mileage 1964 - This lovely low mileage 1964 Moggy Minor has been owned by the same family from new, each of whom have cherished it like part of their family. Lets face it Moggys tend to have this effect!
Sold by the Morris dealership in Birmingham, this great little car comes with their original bill of sale and its original buff log book, alongside which comes a catalogue of the work and servicing carried out through its life, various receipts for parts and a stack of old MOT certificates all opf which back up the claimed genuine 53,000 recorded miles.
The general condition of the car is stated as Excellent and we see no reason to say otherwise. Body work is on the button and the underneath is sound with no apparent corrosion issues, it passed its last MOT in November 2016 with no advisories.
At some time in the past the interior has been renewed and the carpet and headlining are both in excellent order. The 1098cc engine is believed to be original and runs like a Swiss clock. Gearbox and clutch are smooth, changing up and down the gears with no issues. All the electrics function as they should.
In fact the car drives to quote the vendor Superbly and is a wonderful piece of English motoring history that I feel confident will serve the next owner very well with enjoyable and trouble free Classic motoring on a budget! and who are we to argue?
A rare opportunity to buy a properly presented Minor with excellent pedigree and history not just as an investment, which undoubtable it is, but to enjoy owning one of these very English cars while still affordable to the masses.
TVR Chimaera 1995 - Now confirmed with us is this very very nice 1995 TVR Chimaera 4.0L and is described as his Beloved by the vendor. The car is displaying a very low 42000 miles and comes with an extensive, mainly main dealer, full service history. Previous MOT certificates and plenty of receipts all add up to making a very good history file. In early 2016 the speedometer had an intermittent fault repaired, at the same time it was properly recalibrated. This was done by ETB Instruments the company that made the instruments for TVR and they verified the mileage.
The body work in its stunning blue colour, is in very good order with just a few very minor stone chips and the well-appointed cream leather with wooden rimmed steering wheel interior is in good order with little wear evident.
On the road is where the fun is and any one that knows what TVRs are about understands the nature of the beast. These cars are potent weapons with blistering pound for pound performance. No nonsense and built for a purpose, they will make you grin for sure and all the while accompanied by that symphony of an exhaust note. Definitely not for you wall flowers out there!
The vendor looked at a lot of Chimaeras prior to buying this one and with such little use since, he has done the leg work for you. Offered with a very realistic reserve this TVR is going to make its next owner very happy.
NOTE: Although currently MOTd the vendor is placing a new one on the car, end of March so it will have almost a full MOT for the new owner as well.
BMW 850i Same owner for the last 20 years. 1991 - This very pretty BMW 850i comes to us having been owned by the vendor for the last 20 years, with one previous owner recorded before him. Its overall condition bears testament to its owners and it is as good looking today as when it rolled out of the showroom in November 1991.
Launched in 1990 the new 850i was the first car in the range to be equipped with BMWs new 5 litre V12 engine producing 300 PS (296 HP). It was available with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5 speed manual, this particular car having the Automatic option, preferred by many, giving this excellent GT car a smooth and relaxing drive while covering distances at a surprisingly fast rate of knots. This coupled with its aggressive good looks and instantly recognisable body made it the car to have in the early 90s, but with a high price tag and a global recession so the resulting price hike of oil and so fuel, sales were slow and the model was dropped, making it a rare beast today.
This particular car has a low recorded mileage of just under 107,000 miles. The vendor does have somewhere its owners pack with its history, but at this point in time cannot find it. So unless stated otherwise please take it that the history has been lost. However he does have some receipts etc. That coupled with the MOT history showing that in June 2006 it had only covered 89117 miles, plus its long term ownership, you can judge from there.
Totally standard and rare to find in red, the bodywork is all in very good order with only the very odd mark here and there (it is 26 years old!) and the paint appears to be original. This originality extends to the alloy wheels that are again in very good order.
Inside is typical high class BMW with the black leather having stood the test of time very well with just some slight loss of colour on the drivers seat side bolster. Once seated inside you get the idea of why these cars were so expensive and realise just how low budget supposed luxury cars of today have become with their cheap leather and poor quality interiors, this interior oozes class but at the same time German functionality.
Mechanically everything is stated to be very good with all relevant electrics working correctly. There is a current MOT through to 30th of July and with the sensible reserve set by the vendor, this lovely car represents one of the best value 850 BMs on the market today. Go on spoil yourself.
Audi S8 Quattro 1999 - A rare enough sight on our roads at any time, this striking 1999 Audi S8 Quattro is thought to be the only genuine S8 in the UK in this colour! Having been meticulously maintained and kept in excellent all round order by its current owner who has owned it since 2004.
The aluminium body work is obviously rust free and in very good order with only the odd and very minor marks, but these have to be looked for and are hardly noticeable. Its contrasting coloured alloys are in good order and will be receiving four new tyres prior to auction for its new mot. Although to be honest the tyres that are currently fitted would pass an MOT, but the vendor wants to fit new ones so the next owner will receive the car in the best condition he can make it for them.
Interior is in very good condition with only minor fading present on the drivers seat side bolster, no tears or rips though and the whole interior has a real luxury feel to it, very well equipped and with what was a first for Audi, a dash mounted built in Sat Nav system. Coming loaded with all the standard top of the range options the A8 had, the S8 gained extras like 14-way power adjustable and heated sports front seats with memory function and heated rear seats. While being trimmed throughout in leather and alcantara.
With 186K miles on the clock the big V8 up front is just about run in and is described as Stonking pulling from any speed with a seamless power delivery, with the Tip Tronic equipped automatic gearbox giving you the option of manual changes at the touch of a steering wheel mounted button or a flick of the gear lever, if you are in a hurry or just sit back and enjoy in full automatic mode as the scenery slides by. These cars loved to be driven and there are few better for that long promised trip to Europe etc. There is service history up to 89000 in 2002 then various receipts etc as the current owner maintained the car himself.
All in all a whole lot of car in a very rare colour for not a lot of money. The Quattro badge on the back makes it a sure fire investment as it is fast becoming one of the most sought after names by lovers of not just Audis but cars from the 90s.
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 facelifted 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.
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 noninjected 2.8 Granada Ghias as a base. Only available in Midnight Blue over Strato Silver they came with MattBlack 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 recommissioning that starts and drives under its own steam not as a car you can get in and drive home and with no mot.
Armstrong Siddeley 126 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 recomissioning if any acording to the vendor prior to use. The 6 cylinder engine and its preselect 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!)
Ford Capri 2.8 Injection 1984 Needing no introducing is this very clean two former keeper and ultradesirable 1984 2.8i Capri with only 69000 miles on the clock. It has been part of a private collection and as such according to its MOT history has covered a mere 1600 miles in the last 6 years some years covering only a hundred miles and that includes it annual trip out to the MOT station. In its file are lots of old MOTs old tax discs some receipts and a bill of sale dating from 1986
Appearing to be virtually original on the paint and body just the bonnet a very slight shade out under certain light this Capri is a real survivor in every sense. No big alloys and bolt on nasties on this one just a real clean and straight car.
Interior is just as nice and looks in the condition it should be in with such low recorded mileage again very rare to find the grey cloth material with no great sections of wear all very very nice and original apart from a period radio cassette in place of the radio Ford would have fitted. Under the bonnet is more of the same just as Ford intended with no signs of rust to the original top plates and the front slam panel looking like new. Wheels are the original Pepper Pots in excellent order shod with good tyres all round.
On the road well its a 2.8i Capri punchy out of the corners still performing as good as or better than a lot of modern cars but with the traction or lack of it we all love. Benefiting from the later 5 speed box which makes good use of the spread of power that venerable V6 under the bonnet gives while that exhaust note makes it impossible not to blip the throttle when in tunnels. These cars really do take you back to your youth. Prices of good Capris just will not stop climbing and they make an excellent car for the collector or enthusiast easy to maintain and supported by a massive network that has grown up looking after this Cult car of the 80s. Just been MOTd so now through to March 2018.
Withdrawn Porsche 912 UK Registered LHD 1965 Full details and pictures to follow on this lovely Left Hand Drive UK registered 1965 Porsche 912 A gold chip investment opportunity
Jaguar XKR Convertible Supercharged 2000 First registered on the last day of year 2000 December the 31st this lovely Jaguar XKR Convertible must have been a nice way to of started the New Year for its first owner. Unusual to see one in black the paintwork is still in very good order and contrasts beautifully against the pale coloured leather and Burl Walnut interior.
Owned for the last 3 years by a Jaguar enthusiast sitting very nicely in his garage alongside his E Type there is a full Jaguar service history up to 80460 then a further non dealer stamp at 90832 in July 2011 it now has 106K on the clock. The vendor tells us that while in his keep he has had lots of work done to bring it up to the standard it is today and describes its mechanical condition as very good.
Those of you that know your Jags will instantly recognise by the mesh front grill the subtle boot lid mounted rear spoiler and the red background of the bonnet emblem that this Big Cat is powered by the Supercharged 370 horse power variant of the then new Jaguar 4 litre V8 engine. Giving this car a much more performance orientated feel than its predecessor the XJS.
With summer just round the corner and with prices climbing for nice cars like this now is the time to grab one while they are still in reach of the average person. Stunning looks a growling Supercharged V8 under the bonnet a beautifully appointed interior all in a great condition and for half the price of a basic new Ford Focus figure that??
Ford Escort Estate MK2 Automatic 1980 LHD Just driven 1000 miles from Italy is this very unusual 1980 1300cc Automatic Mk2 escort Estate. Coming from Italy it is basically rust free (even more unusual!) with just some early signs of bubbling below the paint in the rear arch area but still the original arches. Front wings suspension top plates floors etc all appear original and sound.
The paint work itself is still bright and shiny with just a couple of scratches on the leading edge of the bonnet. There is however signs of the rear bumper being bumped at some time in its life. This has caused the bumper to remain slightly raised and out of line on the mounts a very small dent under the right hand rear light and a corresponding but larger dent on the left hand rear quarter not bad but you would want to get it done to make perfect. Otherwise it has survived miraculously well.
Mechanically the engine starts willingly and as said it just drove 1000 miles getting to the UK (1000 kms one day 800kms the next) so cannot be all bad. The automatic gear box functions correctly. As do the brakes and the electrics. Note: Being an Italian car all cars over 1100cc have to have a brake servo
Interior is very good with the vinyl seats being in good order having no damage to talk of carpets etc are good and need not a lot more than a clean in places. Dash board is good and what switches it does have function.
The Italian plates have been removed as by law they must go back for the deregistration in Italy to be completed. The car will come with the relevant papers to register here in the UK once arrived back from Italy but you will need to MOT and insure the car to do this.
So a rare early 80s Ford and a rare opportunity to find a Blank Canvas. Keep it original or drop a Pinto under the bonnet a manual gear box and a set of period Rostyle or Alloy wheels for the perfect Retro look.
Austin Healey 3000 MK1 2+2 Left Hand Drive 1960 This lovely Left Hand Drive Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 four seater was manufactured according to its Heritage certificate between the 28th and 31st of March 1960 then despatched to Los Angeles USA on the 7th of April the same year. Here it stayed until circa 1990 when it was exported to Norway.
Once in Norway it was restored and entered in year 2000 to the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. Then staying in Norway apparently in the owners front room of his house until purchased and shipped to the UK in 2014.
The AustinHealey 3000 was announced on 1 July 1959 with production commencing soon after making this car a very early example. Its 3 litre engine replacing the smaller engine 2.6 of the 100 6 and gaining front disc brakes for the first time. Options were limited comprising of Wire wheels overdrive gearbox laminated windscreen interior heater adjustable steering column detachable hard top for the 2+2 and twotone paint but this one had the lot with the rare hard top still being present with the car as is the soft top and tonneau cover.
As previously mentioned restoration took place the best part of 20 years ago and while still in excellent order there are one or two areas where some paint rectification could be carried out minor chips etc remember this car ran in the MonteCarlo rally. Nothing that detracts from the looks and presence of the car though and only very minor. The interior is still in very good order and trimmed correctly. Chrome work badges etc. are all present correct and in very good condition.
The engine bay is very presentable needing no more than some minor detailing to be show quality and they engine fires up willingly soon warming to a smooth but purposeful tick over. The gearbox has over drive which is reported to work and all the mechanics are described as good
MG TF Low Miles 2003 They really do not come much better than this if you want a car that will be a future classic one thats price is already on the way up with good examples such as this regularly selling for more than thought. These face lifted later spec MG TFs are the one to be with.
This particular example is in superb condition having spent the last 5 years stored inside part of a private collection and having only covered a mere 48000 miles from new borne out by the MOT history showing it had only done 19640 mils when three years old and only another 28K since! Resplendent in bright red the body work is excellent and is complemented by having a very rare hard top in contrasting black.
Mechanically it is very good having had back in 2008 the allimportant new water pump and up rated head gasket replacement with bills to prove. The current owner has also recently replaced the alternator and battery.
Interior is also very good with everything functioning as designed. General mechanics brakes transmission etc are all stated to be very good.
On the road these MGs really come to life the TF was the replacement for the much maligned F model featuring not only redesigned body work but more importantly it ditched the earlier models hydrogas suspension for conventional springs this along with a 20% increase in stiffness engineered into the shell completely transformed the way ward handling these cars were famous for. Then MG up rated the engine camshafts and air intake system to give it more power and Hey presto! The car it should have been in the first place. A good sports car deserving of the name MG.
They are still stunning value for money even with the recent increase in value bought on by the secret getting out that these TFs are actually a very good sports car one that is not only good looking and quick enough to have fun in but also easy to live with and backed up by one of the biggest Car clubs in the world. They will not be this price again so grab one while you can is our advice.
Nissan Micra Mk1 Automatic 1992 This stunning condition and now rare Nissan Micra is the original One Lady from New registered keeper car with only an exceedingly low recorded mileage of 22172 on the clock!!
Being a MK1 (K10) Micra that was first registered in February 1992 it has to be one of the last of the original shaped cars registered here in the UK as the more rounded Mk2 (K11) was launched early in 1992.
Coming with its original bill of sale the only things that are not the original parts on the car from new are the bumpers. These have been replaced due to minor parking dings all be it with genuine parts sourced from Germany. It has had mats in the front from new so the carpets have no wear and according to the vendor to their knowledge the back seats have never been used!!
To make it even rarer its an Automatic with the 1200cc engine compared to most which were the 1000cc motor with a manual box. Mechanically it is stated as being excellent in all areas it has just driven it up from Devon with no problem and thats probably the longest journey in its life and equal to the total mileage travelled between MOTs some years.
Exterior is excellent all round and appearing to of not had any paintwork in its time. The interior is stated to be Unbelievably mint and judging by the pictures this is not wrong! Its just as it was when new in a showroom waiting to be collected.
Early 90s Japanese cars in this condition rarely come to market let alone cars such as Micras that were used as family cars city cars school run cars and eventually after being worked to a hairs breath of existence hand me down cars for the son or daughters first car which invariably ended their existence ignobly. When was the last time you saw one in any condition let alone the condition this one is. No it is not a 500 special but it is Special and a real survivor.
Bedford CF Camper Van 1976 One Former owner This one former owner classic 1976 Bedford Camper takes you back in time to when Campers really were that one up from sleeping under canvas not a house on wheels. There is something charming about it with its instantly recognised front this was after all only second to the Transit in popularity where vans were concerned. Like the transit they were available in just about everybody style you could imagine but even back then Camper Conversions were rare due to their price and what with the environment attacking the low quality metal that manufacturers used in the seventies from the outside and fluid spills children family pets etc attacking the inside few campers survived. When did you last see one?
This very presentable example has less than 9000 miles recorded on the clock and its vendor says he has no reason to not believe this. Having collected it from its owners house himself. The online MOT history shows back to July 2006 when it had recorded 7503 miles so no matter what it has travelled less than 1500 miles in the last 12 years!
Recently recommissioned inside and out its interior is very period and as it was built no micro waves here but what was the norm for 1976. Note: ALL APLIANCES MAY OR MAY NOT WORK AND SHOULD BE FULLY TESTED BY A QUALIFIED PERSON PRIOR TO USE. The exterior has been tidied recently and is now very bright and presentable and has the rarer to find fixed high top giving plenty of room to stand inside and helping to give a nice airy feel. The soft cushions seem to be a bit mixed and matched but are in good condition
Its 2 liter petrol engine runs very sweetly its gearbox clutch brakes etc are all said to be good. On arrival with him the vendor removed the brakes they were draging from lack of use and in his own words They were like new in there! It now drives very tight like you would expect from a vehicle with so little miles So with a little TLC there is no reason not to be out and about in it soon and enjoying classic motoring in what is now a very rare classic camper.
Vespa Piaggio T5 Classic 1997 From its one off Jack Daniels themed black paintwork to its recently fitted Polini 177cc engine tuning kit set off by a SIP performance exhaust this very pretty and now quick 1997 Vespa Piaggio T5 Classic attracts attention where ever it goes.
Within the last year its owner has fitted new tyres new wheel rims new clutch and new brakes so it stops and handles as it should with the tyres and brakes now up to the extra performance given by the engine tuning.
There is no damage to any of the panels and that deep gloss black paint shines very nicely. Chrome is all good and the seat is undamaged. On the road the first thing you notice apart from the exhaust note is the extra acceleration given by the 177cc tuning kit (NOTE: Still registered as a 125cc Scooter so this needs to be changed by the next keeper if using it on the road this bike is NOT 125cc Learner legal). Mechanically everything is described as good.
This is a properly sorted scooter that is ready to be used for this season at all the various ride outs and classic meetings. These are timeless with good ones few and far between. Reserve has been set at a very sensible price and there is a current MOT until February 2018 .
Rover P5B 3500 Automatic 1973 First registered in February 1973 this glorious example of what some people say is Rover Car Companies post war finest car and produced before the influence of Leylands ownership of the name. Presented in the rare Silver Birch this Rover P5B was built when Rovers were known for their build quality. The P5B being the first Rover to have the newly acquired from Buick 3500cc aluminium V8 under the bonnet. So now you had the looks and an engine capable of moving it at a pace as well. Production of the P5 ceased in 1973 so BOD606L must be one of the last to be produced.
Coming with an extensive history file this shows times when various restoration work to the body have been professionally carried out there is a bill totalling 1500 back in 1991 for panel work and painting then one in 2014 for recommissioning having been off the road again. Plus masses more including a lot of old MOTs and service bills all helping to back up the very low recorded mileage showing only 81542 today.
The body work is still very nice with no signs of rust etc very straight and clean. There are a couple of window lower seals that are perished on the l/h side the r/h ones looked to of been replaced. The Rostyle chrome and black wheels are in good order while the tyres have recently been replaced all be with modern profile ones that do however help with the road holding and noise. The chrome on the bumpers has recently been renewed so is in very good order. The rest of the exterior bright work is all present and in good condition.
Interior is good there are one or two areas that could be improved on but still a very nice cabin to be seated in. Mechanically everything is described as good with the engine starting easily every time without effort no smoke or rattles just that nice V8 purring away. The gearbox is smooth in operation and brakes etc work very well. These P5s were not a sports car more a gentlemans carriage and driven as such they are very smooth and cover distances quickly and in comfort. Today they are much sought after not only by enthusiasts and collectors of the Marque but by lovers of classic cars that can be used and enjoyed as a daily classic.
Currently with an MOT until 27th of June so ready to be driven home by its next lucky owner.
MGB GT LE Roadster 1981 This March 1981 example MGB LE is one of the last 420 Special edition MGs made complete with its gold LE stripes and Triumph Stag looking alloy wheels (only 212 cars were fitted with alloy wheels). Bought by the current owner a couple of years back as a present to him and his wife something they could take a drive in together and enjoy some roof down classic motoring drive to the shows in etc. Like all good plans this never really happened with less than 600 miles covered since 2013 so now its time for it to go to a new owner to use and enjoy.
Prior to his purchase it had been through a body off restoration and is still excellent today just one or two very small areas that might need attention in the near future. Interior wise the standard LE orange and brown striped cloth interior has been tastefully retrimmed into a more subdued black leather with white piping with new carpets throughout all in very good order. Its soft top hood is in good condition and the toneau cover for when its down is with the car again in good condition.
Mechanically the engine runs perfectly. The transmission received a new clutch in 2012 and the over drive function on the manual gearbox functions correctly. The general mechanics of the car are stated to be very good as are the electrics that work as they should. There is a new MOT through to 7th of April 2018 and the car comes with its owners hand book some bills and old MOTs.
Rare on the market and very collectable these LE MGBs are much sought after with prices going up at a rate of knots. This one has been looked after over the years and has a sensible mileage of 95K on the clock and is being offered with a reserve that is more than fair considering its condition so representing a good opportunity to all .
NOTE: More Pictures to Follow.
Saab 900i Classic Convertible 1990 According to various magazines and car shows these classic shaped Saab 900s are the ones to buy now especially the convertibles. Prices are on the up with the wise investors out there buying good ones at a rate of knots.
This very nice Saab 900i Convertible comes from a Saab collectors stable of 7 Saabs which due to room restraints he is now having to rationalise. First registered in March 1990 it has had 3 former keepers and has a fully documented history showing the 144064 miles recorded on the clock to be correct. Its massive and comprehensive service and workshop file shows its last service was carried out in February 2016 at 142655 miles so not due another for a while.
The bright red bodywork is generally excellent with just the odd spot of corrosion beginning to show nothing that detracts from the overall appearance but something the vendor wanted to point out. The soft top hood is like new and the alloy wheels are in fine fettle with nearly new tyres all round.
The red with grey velour interior is in excellent conditon throughout no tears or stains. The seats are fully operational and what is worth noting is that unlike most 900s of this era the dash is not cracked!
The 1985cc Fuel Injected motor starts on the button and the 5 speed manual gearbox and clutch are in very good order. This car drives very well on the road and with its current MOT through to 4th of August is ready to be used and enjoyed by its new owner.
Saab 9000i Carlsson 1990 The last of the three Saabs we have on offer from the same collection is the rarest. Now with only 18 examples left registered as on the road this lovely white June 1990 registered Saab 9000i Carlsson is a very unusual sight. Named after Mr Saab himself Eric Carlsson rose to rally fame by winning several rallies as a Saab works driver. This particular car also has the even rarer and more desirable flat front to its bodywork.
Powered by a turbo charged DOHC 16 valve 1985cc engine giving a quoted 204 BHP delivered through the front wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox performance is good with a sub 7 seconds 0 to 60 claimed at the time.
The current owner/collector has had this car as his road car for the last 8 years this was his Go To car for long journeys to Europe etc always reliable and enjoyable to drive especially as the Carlsson came with all the usual luxuries of a top line Saab but also has a very comfortable Leather and Alcantara trimmed interior electric mirrors adjustable headlamp height cruise control a rear sun blind and a rare electric sun roof plus integrated Saab CD player and a working climate control system that has been converted to modern day gas.
Coming with an extensive record of service and workshop work and with 129363 miles on the clock mechanically everything is very good with the engine and gearbox still giving the same sort of punch as designed back in the 80s. Body work is very good with all the special Carlsson body kit in place. Interior is very good and all electrics functioning as designed. Outside its special Aero alloy wheels are in good shape with excellent tyres.
This extremely rare hard to find in this condition car is MOTd through to July 2017 having passed its last MOT with no advisories and had little use since. So whether a fan of the brand a collector of 80s performance saloons or just someone looking for a classic car they can use while it increases in value this is one you should definitely consider.
Saab 9000i Manual 1990 Following on with our Saab Theme is this very nice and totally original 1990 Saab 9000i MK1 with only 71000 on the clock!
Powered by the non Turbo 2.3 Litre engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox the 150 horses this engine produces might not have the punch of the Turbo cars but what it lacks in brute power it gains in smoothness and tractability while still being able to match most modern cars in its class. Seating 5 occupants easily and capable of covering long journeys in comfort.
The vendor describes this car as a 100% genuine honest car that drives like a dream and one that flew through its last MOT in February without a single advisory good for any car let alone one this old. Body work is in very good condition all over with very few marks or scratches. While being a MK1 it has the more classic flat front that is much preferred. The original alloy wheels are all in good order and tyres have plenty of life left in them yet.
Its grey velour interior is again all original and in very good condition while all electrical equipment operates correctly and in the boot while not needed are some spare parts for the car and will come with it. This car is nearly 28 years old and the classic car market is now waking up to just what a good classic car they are. Superb build quality excellent reliability good engines and well equipped interiors and one that you can use as an everyday classic without raiding the piggy bank to own.
Range Rover 4.0 litre 1999 First Registered in March 1999 this very good condition 4.0 litre Range rover has just come out of long term company ownership since 2009 unfortunately its service history and hand book pack has been lost so although it is only showing 106K on the odometer apart from all the old Mot certificates dating back to 2008 where it shows the very low usage (95309 miles) there is no way of proving what the vendor considers to be correct the low mileage on the car.
Having said that take a look round the body work and you will soon see that apart from a small dent on the front l/h wing caused very recently where the car was stored hence why now up for auction the body is in very good order. The dark blue paintwork polishes nicely and give the car an air of class.
Interior is the same no rotten worn out and baggy drivers seat as is the norm on these cars. All very nice no not perfect as the car has been used but nothing that would need instant attention. The electrics all appear to work (Note : drivers window while operating correctly does make a noise as it closes fully if you hold the button up this also causes the information display to tell you this). Comes with both its key fobs but only one works.
Mechanically described as very good. The important air suspension operates as designed and the engine is excellent starting easily with no smoke or untoward noises and giving a nice mellow V8 sound through the aftermarket exhaust. The switchable automatic gearbox functions correctly in all modes and d the transmission is quiet in operation. All in all a whole lot of car for not a lot of money
These P38 range Rovers do represent excellent value on the Classic 4_4 Car Market at the moment. With early series Range Rovers fast pricing themselves out of the market for all but a few P38 prices are rising but still offer an affordable alternative.
Ford Mustang Lovely 6 cylinder Mustang with full details to follow.
Lancia Flavia Coupe 1800 Injection 1966 This one owner from new 1966 1800cc Lancia Flavia Coupe has been owned by the same person from new and has a genuine 60000 kms on the clock warranted by its owner a Swiss solicitor spending its life being used when he was staying at his chateau in Switzerland when he used to like to take part in time trial rallies etc in it . 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 look so recognisable. All the chrome bumpers and 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 worth while 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 once recomissioned and ready for the road.
NOTE: The vendor tells us Unfortunately the exhaust is damaged and will need replacement when recomissioning the car
Mercedes 190E 2.0 Auto Having been off the road for a few years now due to medical problems the vendor of this very solid November 1988 first registered Mercedes 190 has decided that his eye sight will not improve to allow him to drive so its time for it to go.
Its grey exterior while very dusty at the time of being pictured is very solid with just some minor scratches etc and will polish well. Unusual in red against the grey exterior the interior is in good order throughout needing little more than a clean to brighten it up.
Mechanically its 2 litre engine and automatic gearbox are good the engine showing good oil pressure on startup and while running. Having been off the road since 2012 there is no MOT but the vendor will be placing a fresh MOT on the car prior to auction so all electrical and mechanical items pertinent to an MOT will be working and in good order. But due to it standing for so long we would recommend a level of recommissioning prior to use
Now probably one of the best starter classics available on the market today these 190s are often said to be the last of the over engineered Mercedes to be produced. Robust mechanics and a very solid body helping them to outlive many other cars of their era and making them an easy car to maintain for the amateur enthusiast.
Mini Clubman Estate 1293cc 1980 This delightful 1980 Mini Clubman Estate was subject to some major cosmetic work a few years back circa 2004. In its file are a stack of photos showing the extent of the work done to the shell fully striped all areas requiring replacement were replaced then reassembled as we see it today and painted this rather pleasant cream colour with a contrasting black roof.
Also in the paper work is correspondence with the DVLA from 2009 where a replacement engine was fitted and the owner had the V5 changed to show the new number and correct engine size of 1293cc. We can only assume that the A+ series engine that was a 1275cc unit has been over bored to the new larger capacity but have further proof of this.
What we can say is that the engine starts instantly and sounds very purposeful Delivering what is described as surprising performance? The gear box is good with no unusual whines and the clutch functions correctly.
Around the same time this work was done a lot of interior work was carried out including a nice dash being fitted. We can see from the MOT history the replacement speedometer changed the recorded mileage from 95K in November 2007 to 49K in 2008 so obviously the current odometer showing 56K is incorrect.
A few years on now the body work is still good just one or two small areas that may need some attention in the near future. Interior is nice although the head lining has come loose in places and the current MOT is through to 16th of February 2018. 2Classic shaped minis of all shapes and sizes are now very desirable and Clubman Estates are a rare sight. Offered here with a sensible reserve its ready to go to its new owner to enjoy.
WITHDRAWN Aston Martin DB6 Regretably Withdrawn due to reasons beyond our control !!!!
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.
Mercedes S55 AMG 2002 A superb example of Mercedes cooperation with the tuning company AMG.
This top of the range S55 AMG comes fully loaded with just about every extra available at the time.
This car is a 2002 model that was registered new in 2005 and is in all round lovely condition. Its 355 HP engine gives it superb performance while the double glazed windows and multifunctional leather seats mean you travel in comfort.
These cars were nearly 100000 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.
Morris Minor 4 Door Saloon 1967 This lovely 1967 Morris Minor 4 door saloon was restored approximately 8 years ago apparently by East Sussex Morris Minors and even after all this time is a testament to the quality of work carried out whoever did it.
The body work is excellent with the smoke grey paintwork still as good as it was when first done it has that nice deep shine from many coats of quality wax. There is no rust or corrosion and nice chrome work throughout.
The blue vinyl interior trim compliments the grey exterior nicely and is in very good condition the new blue carpets with contrasting blue edging being a nice touch and the painted panels dash doors etc are in excellent order too.
Under the bonnet the 1098cc engine and gearbox are stated to be in very good condition and benefit from a recently replaced radiator and its hoses. The car has had servo assisted brakes fitted with the brake system just receiving an over haul including not only the front and rear brakes themselves but the brake pipes as well. There are also four new tyres and a new battery.
Still with only 85000 miles recorded on the clock and its MOT through to March 2018 and free historic road tax this Moggy Thou will serve its new owner for years to come.
WITHDRAWN Mazda RX7 MK1 1984 The first of 6 cars all being released from a collection of Mazdas that we at ECCA have been entrusted with by the vendor is this rare 1984 Mazda RX7 MK1 Manual RHD. Full details and pictures will follow as soon as the cars arrive with us.
Mazda Cosmo 1992 With full details to follow but from the same collection is this exceedingly rare Mazda Cosmo only imorted in June 2015. NOTE: Library Picture USed.
Mazda Xedos 9 Miller 2000 This next car from the same Mazda collection is a rare Xedos 9 Miller. Now for those of you that do not know what Miller in the context of this cars name means and would like to know more than we have room here to tell you please look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_cycle but to put it in simple words Miller was a damn clever engineer that almost discovered the Holy Grail of Internal Combustion engine ie. More power with better economy thrown in!
With very little warning in 1998 Mazda introduced the Miller engine into their mundane family saloon car the 2.5litre V6 Xedos 9. Now what we didnt mention that by tampering with the original engines valve timing the Miller gave a flat spot on full throttle to cure this a Supercharger (yes you read that right! O nearly forgot to mention the intercooler as well !!) was used to iron this out. What this also did was up the horse power from 150 to well over 200! So while giving over 30 MPG you now have a fairly normal looking saloon car all be very well equipped one that was quoted at a very brisk 9 second 060mph figure and a 143mph top speed!
This first one of two Millers we have entered is offered with NO Reserve. Having failed its last MOT in 2016 for two silly things an insecure front number plate and a corroded front brake pipe it was then left to be done later. That never happened so there is NO MOT on this car. A member of our staff has driven the car on private roads and reports that while it pulls very well changes gears correctly and all the electrics seem to work (air con not tested) there is a noise from the front right hand wheel area that becomes better when braking with this in mind this car is not safe to drive home until this is investigated. It will need to be recovered.
The body work has suffered with various bumps and bruises around the car but the very wellappointed leather trimmed interior is in excellent condition needing little more than a wipe over.
If you want a rare Japanese car with good performance just needing some TLC this is a good proposition and with no reserve it will sell to the highest bidder.
Mazda MX6 Manual Very Low Mileage FSH 1997 Well you definitely will be Amazed at a Mazda when you see this superb 1997 Mazda MX6! From its very straight and gleaming red paint work through to its high quality and full spec grey leather trimmed interior this is a seriously nice car!
The overall condition might have a lot to do with the low recorded mileage of only 38656 miles backed up by a comprehensive service history up to 29980 in 2013 when it also had a cam belt change from there the MOT mileages prove the mileage to be correct.
1997 was the last year of production for the MX6 a car based on the same platform as the Mazda 626 and Ford rebadged Probe. Having the 2.5 V6 engine and leather trim marks this one out to be an LS model. Obviously with the mileage this one has covered plus the service history the mechanics of the car are very good with the 164hp engine driving through a smooth 5 speed manual gearbox giving good performance while still being economical on the fuel.
The classic Coupe body shape is complimented by the red colour accentuating the smooth body lines while still managing to provide ample space inside for the occupants. There is no rust apparent anywhere or damage past the odd mark it is 20 years old after all. The high quality leather seating and very well equipped interior is in very good condition throughout (there is one adjuster knob missing on the drivers seat base side) and all electrical functions work correctly.
This rare Japanese coupe is only now available due to the downsizing of a collection of rare and desirable classic and retro Mazda cars and comes with a current MOT until February next year. So whether you want an affordable Classic that you can use every day or something a bit different from the norm to become your show car this MX6 fits the bill.
Mazda Xedos 9 Miller Low Mileage 1998 The second of two very rare Mazda Xedos Millers is a very low mileage example. Full details and pictures to follow.
NOTE: Library picture not actual car.
WITHDRAWN Mazda RX7 MK1 Low Mileage 1983 The last of six Mazda fron the same collection is a very nice early series RX7 with low mileage . Full pictures and details to follow.
Ford Thunderbird 007 Model owned by Jonathan Ross 2004 Rare and celebrity owned this superb condition 2004 Thunderbird was imported and sold to Jonathan Ross then eventually to its current owner.
Ford commissioned 700 only worldwide of these limited edition 007 Thunderbirds in this special Coral colouring to replicate the car featured being driven by Halle Berry in the James Bond film Die another Day and the coral coloured exterior colour is the colour of the Bikini she wore in the film (I know dont ask??). As the title says this rare and desirable Thunderbird was supplied new from the importers to Jonathan Ross (Google Jonathan Ross Thunderbird to see all the pictures). When the current owner received the car it had been stood unused for a time the cosmetics had suffered and had an engine fault that has since been rectified along with a service that he carried out himself.
The bright work on the outside of the car has been replaced so its now as new again and any small defects in the paintwork were professionally corrected. The interior needed little more than a good clean but the vendor had all the seats recolonised he did however retain the tasteful Leopard print sun visors Mr Ross had fitted!
What you now have is a mint low mileage Thunderbird in the very rare Limited James Bond 007 spec in the rarest colour it was offered in with 11 months MOT and owned by a famous celebrity it really does not get much better than that!!! The owner is reducing his collection and has priced this car to sell with a very sensible reserve.
Melling V8 Chevrolet powered Wild Cat 2008 The car we have here today is Wildcat Number 5 built 31.10.08 and was fairly recently bought through auction from Als daughter the only registered keeper of the car. Sold as needing minor recommissioning it turned out that the car needed a little bit more than that!! It had been off the road for years and looks to of only ever been taken to car shows etc as a marketing tool so never really fully completed a proto type in the real sense of the word.
The current owner set about doing everything that needed to be done including but not limited to a one off handmade exhaust system rectify all the nonworking (aka not plugged in) electrical system free the brakes off remove the faulty alarm system that meant the car was a nonrunner when received mount the main body pieces correctly and a multitude of other small fiddly things that were required for a UK MOT which it now has.
Now the car is what it is meant to be! A stunning looking one off AmericanV8 powered no compromise open top sports car (there is no roof). The hand finished interior is in lovely condition the V8 Chevrolet engine under the hood sounds like only a V8 can with a lovely off beat tick over and that growl that cannot be mistaken when under load. With only 600 miles on it there is still some running in to be done before you can use it fully but suffice to say its quick! The body in its stunning orange metallic paint work has survived storage and being shipped round Europe to the shows surprisingly well with only a couple of very minor imperfections.
This is now thought to be the only survivor actually on the road in the UK. The motor is in a base tune and with all the bits available on the market 500+ horse power on pump fuel is available if you like your car to have that sort of performance one that with this cars weight would whip most things out there. Definitely not for the wall flower or feint hearted but what a lovely thing to own.
Jaguar XJR Supercharged 1994 This nice 1994 Jaguar XJR represents the chance to own a Proper Jag for the price of a cheap and decidedly unhot hatch back.
First registered in November 1994 its Carnival Red exterior is in excellent condition while the very wellappointed 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 and the current MOT is through to December. There is however an exhaust blow will need to be addressed before the next MOT other than that the car drives 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.
Mini Backie 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 but obviously is an earlier model than that just the way South africas registration process works. At some point since it has 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 pickup 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 nonstandard 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!
Jaguar XKR Supercharged Low Mileage. 2005 The later Supercharged version of Jaguars excellent GT car the XKR has got to be one of the best Bang for Bucks car on the market. With prices of up to 70000 when new the initial depreciation was horrendous. But what that now means and people are realising this is that these superb 400 horsepower Jaguars are a stunning buy and prices are definitely on the way back up.
This particular example presented in a nice subtle colour combination of metallic grey exterior over an ivory interior is a late in the production run March 2005 car and as such has the 4.2 litre engine introduced in 2003 with an extra 25 horse power and increased torque not that it really needed either! Plus the later 6 speed auto gearbox. Both of which are stated to be in excellent fettle.
The exterior of the car is also excellent needing no more than to continue to be waxed and cared for like the previous owners have. While the black alloy wheels and mesh inlays in the bonnet louvres and front grill give it a presence not many other cars produced today can match.
Inside? Well to quote a certain Mr Clarkson when he likened the interior of the XK To sitting inside Blenheim Palace. The ivory leather and burl walnut trim used in this car makes the cabin feel airy and both are in excellent condition. Electrically everything on the car works as Jag designed it to and all the general mechanics are also stated as Excellent.
One thing the vendor has asked us to bring to any interested parties attention is that while he does have some Main Dealers invoices and the on line MOT History shows the low recorded mileage of only 75500 to be correct he has lost the cars leather wallet with all the hand books and service history in it but he does have both its keys and remote key fobs.
With a current MOT until February 2018 and with a reserve set at a price that you would struggle to buy a half decent new 1000cc Euro Box for!!
Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto 1600cc 1966 One Owner Car This glorious and painfully pretty 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto 1600 was purchased by its one owner from the Alfa Romeo main dealers one mile from his house in Paris. They are still there as is he and they have serviced it from new. So this car is not only exceedingly rare but is a One owner with history car not many can boast that!
Coming to us direct from Paris the car will have its French papers but we will not have had time to put it through the UK registration process. If this is required then we will do this for a UK buyer after purchase if not required we can arrange transport (at buyers cost) using the original papers.
While the car has remained in use the distance covered each year has become minimal as time went on the car staying in a collection out of the weather for the winter months and more. The body work has been refreshed in its time and looks good today being very solid in the boot floor and front inner wing areas and the paint work is very presentable with a deep shine. The soft top hood is in very good condition with only very slight discolouring to the rear window.
The interior is original and in very good condition complete with its rubber floor mats and period radio in the dash. It still has the stickers on the windscreen telling you how to run the engine in from new and tyre pressures for different makes of tyres!
Mechanically the vendor tells us that everything is very good the engine gives good oil pressure and once warmed through a nice even tick over. Gearbox is smooth in operation and the clutch functions correctly. General mechanics including brakes and electrics are good.
We are expecting this little gem to be in the UK by the end of the third week of April so we will update this listing then with further details. Please contact us to register your interest in this piece of automotive art.
Ford Modeo 1.8LX Mk1 1995 Very Low Mileage While researching this car I discovered a strange fact. In 1995 when launched there were 134300 Ford Mondeo 1.8LX Manuals registered on the road in the UK. By 2001 when numerically there were the most 1.8LX Manuals registered for road use the number was exactly double at 268300! Strange Eh? But even stranger where have they all gone today?
Once the first choice for sales men and company cars the 1.8 engine was introduced to make the most of the then government tax laws so many of the cars did hundreds of thousands of miles were run into the ground then scrapped. Whereas N159BWC was the lucky one having only covered a mere 38000 miles and is in a lovely condition.
Its owner reports all aspects of the car as being Excellent and that no restoration work has been carried out as its not been needed. There are many every day cars that become invisible to us so many of them you dont notice them anymore. It is only when they are gone and a survivor like this one pops up that you realise how long it is since you have seen one. Definitely one to buy now and put away then watch its value go up. Better than money in the bank without a question!
Note : Last MOTd 27 October 2015 and covered less than 200 miles since there will be a new MOT placed on the car prior to auction.
Morris Minor Split Window 948cc 1955 Having been owned by the vendor for the last five years this delightful Moggy Split Screen is in very nice condition throughout and comes with lots of paperwork receipts and old MOTs. Over the year various restoration works have been carried out making it the nice car it is today.
The overall condition of the exterior and interior are both said to be very good the gloss black exterior having a good shine to it while the red interior is in nice contrast and very presentable. There is some ageing in places but that just adds to the feel of the car.
Mechanically everything is spot on the 948cc motor pulling the car along happily while the gearbox and clutch work correctly. These cars are not meant to be raced about just enjoyed at a more sedate pace of life but if you do feel the need they make the most of their small engine and easy to live with basic suspension and are surprisingly sure footed and agile hence why when first launched the Police Mid Wifes Etc Etc used a Moggy.
Over all the electrics and general running gear conditions are rated as very good so no problems there and everything functioning correctly and of course it is road tax and MOT free.
Backed up by a worldwide owners club with spares and advice on hand by the bucketful its hardly surprising that these robust fun and easy to live with cars are one of the most popular classic cars on the market today.
Renault Dauphine One Owner Car 1962 Full details to follow on this excellent One owner from new 1962 Renault
Jaguar XK8 4.0l Convertible 2001 This very nice 2001 Jaguar XK8 Convertible is in one of the most sought after colour combinations. Its dark blue metallic paint sets off the lovely cream leather interior especially when the roof is down.
Coming with a fair amount of service history and receipts documenting the 130000 recorded miles but importantly in with the receipts is a bill for the 1000 very recently spent with Jag specialist Winspeed Motorsport for a full service including new timing chains. So mechanically the engine is excellent. The gearbox is said to be excellent as well lovely silky smooth changes and functioning exactly as designed.
With 130K on the clock the vendor does say that while the body work is very clean and straight there are some age related marks to the paintwork but on the whole it shines nicely and very presentable. While the same could be said for the interior no major problems past some wear to the front seat bolsters and some marks on the roof lining but overall in good condition.
General mechanics and electrics on the car are excellent with new front brakes being fitted for its MOT in March this year (otherwise no advisories) and the electrics fully functioning.
Being offered with a very reasonable reserve this 4 litre Jaguar Convertible represents seriously good value especially with summer just round the corner. Just leave as is and enjoy or get a full valet and recolonization carried out and Polish on the Pounds it will only go up in value.
Jaguar Sovereign 4.0Litre 1995 When our member of staff returned from collecting this very nice 4 litre 1995 Jaguar Sovereign he said Something is not right about that Jaguar? I am driving down the road thinking how lovely the interior is and how the drivers seat is in unusually good condition none of the usual wear evident on the side bolster when I glanced at the odometer thought it said 80000 and was shocked to realise it said 180000!
Sold new by Dutton Forshaw they serviced it 7 times through to 1999 at 69806. Then an independent Jag dealer took over for the next 5 2005 115189 miles lastly a further independent did the next 7 services up to 2012 and 166837 miles which is the last service recorded in the book All three of these companies were in the same locality so the mileage would appear to be correct. In its service history box is a good couple of inches of bills documenting the thousands spent on the maintenance of the car and a copy of the advert the car was sold again by Dutton Forshaw in 1998 for 22500. The thing we have had bought tour attention is that when viewing the DVLA history of the car the recorded mileage bounces all over the place up and down. We assume that the car was suffering at some point with the common fault of a poor speedo sensor? We have bought this to you attention as requested.
The car itself drives very well with no vices shown over a half an hour 25 mile journey down dual carriage way and queuing traffic. It is the twin air bag model with ABS and being a Sovereign is fully loaded. The engine is very quiet and smooth good oil pressure and water temp as it should be. The 4 speed automatic gearbox with Sport mode option changes very nicely so both engine and gearbox are described as very good.
The rare Topaz coloured exterior is in very good condition a few minor marks here and there but very presentable. The alloy wheels are good but their center caps are missing. The interior we have talked about but worth mentioning that the common fault of the roof lining sagging is not evident in this car.
Apart from the service history and bills in the box is also a full set of owners books including the salesman that sold it when new business card and the plastic radio security card all in the original leather wallet. Plus old MOTs and some old tax discs as well as the current MOT until 26th June 2017. A whole lot of car with a personal plate thrown in.
Mercedes CL600 V12 2001 With a price north of 110000 when new in 2001 the Mercedes CL600 with its sublime 360Hp V12 engine was a statement few could afford to make. Today they are one of the most ridiculously underpriced cars on the market less than one tenth of its price new.
This particular example was first registered in May 2001 and as shown by its MOT history in 2006 had still only covered 51000 miles and now with 80000 miles on the clock is still barely run in. Its engine is still as quiet and smooth as when new giving effortless performance with seamless gear changes through its automatic box. There is a bill from 2015 for 1416.80 for a service on the suspension a new radiator new rear brake pads an oil and filter service plus a new battery.
Cocooning its occupants in luxury behind its double glazed windows seated in high quality leather and looking at a hand stitched leather dash board. There are too many options on this car to list but all appear to work and there are no warning lights on the dash board. The interior is in very good condition throughout.
Exterior of the car is very good with very few stone chips or marks to talk of. The AMG alloy wheels do have one of two small areas of lacquer lifting on the edges so could do with a light refresh or polish. General mechanics are very good and the electrics are excellent.
This car with its subtle chrome V12 badges on its flanks still turns heads it does not shout I am a very quick car like some other manufacturers Sport Coupes do its more subtle thats why those in the know love these cars and why prices are now on the move back up. Coming with its original owners wallet and an MOT until December 2017 you can insure and drive home.
Ford Anglia Museum Piece 6352 Miles Warranted Manumatic Auto 1958 A stunning piece of British motoring history!! This beautiful 1958 Ford Anglia 2 owner car was owned by its first owner until 1999 then by a Ford main dealer that displayed it in their showroom they have issued a letter confirming the cars mileage and authenticity and this we have on file. While with the dealers they carried out a program of sympathetic rejuvenation including but not limited to things like new bumpers hub caps carpets etc plus some work to the cars wiring loom. Apart from these items the car is 100% original and never welded or painted in all these years.
Today the original paint does have minor scratches and marks but it would be a tragedy to paint it and spoil this originality. The interior apart from the carpets is as it left the factory and perfect.
The most unusual feature of this car is its gearbox this is believed to be a one year only option clutch less Two Pedal system called either a Newton or Manumatic Drive the car comes complete with the booklet telling the new owner how to operate it. Basically you preselect the gear and then accelerate this causes a centrifugal clutch to engage drive and off you go. The vendor has spent a lot of time getting this back into full working order after so little use for so long. While recommissioning the car he also completely rebuilt the brake system (every part including master cylinder all 6 wheel cylinders hoses shoes grease and seals all new). Rebuilt the carburettor so now it starts first push of the button (literally) replaced the service items spark plugs points leads cap coil condenser. Flushed the water system through and even renovated the vacuum wipers so they now work.
Underneath is basically corrosion free but the vendor wishes us to point out that there are 2 VERY MINOR places where there are a sign of corrosion one at the base of the off side rear wing (on the seam) the other the battery box both as he said very small but are there.
This car represents a once in a life time chance for the avid Ford collector or collectors of rare one off cars. Price is to be advised.
Buick Riviera Special 1956 This stunning and crowd stopping 1956 Buick has just undergone some restoration work to bring it to the standard you see today.
The two tone exterior in Glacier Green over white has benefited from a full respray that has been done to a very high standard. While the acres of exterior bright work a mix of chrome and stainless steel is original with the chrome work being perfect and the stainless not far behind.
The interior is fabulous chrome everywhere and all in great condition the two tone trim matching the exterior colour scheme. Sitting in it you look about and realise just how much work and detail went into American cars of this era and why they ruled the roads for so many years as other countries manufacturers struggled to catch up!
Under the hood you will find a smooth running and very healthy 322 cu in (thats 5.3 litres to us) V8 engine with the transmission being a Dynaflow auto gearbox. Both are described as superb. While no record setter with this combination comes a surprisingly fleet performance for a car of this size more than enough to keep up with modern traffic and motorway speeds. Luckily the brakes on this car are described as Superb as well!
The reaction you get when driving this car is unbelievable people actually stop to let you out into traffic want to talk to you in garages and car parks rather than look at the floor and shuffle past. As the vendor says Put extra time on for a journey to allow for people wanting to talk to you
As with all old cars there are a few minor electrical gremlins and the next stage the vendor would of gone to just for his own piece of mind as nothing actually wrong at the moment is a steering and suspension freshen up to tighten things up a bit and just some extra detailing here and there. But these are things the next owner can do if they are as fussy as him and part of the fun of owning this wonderful piece of 50s Americana.
Bentley Brooklands (Non Turbo) 1995 If you want a bit of British Motoring History and to sit behind the wheel of a car that has more presence than a certain Mr Trump this has got to be the car for you. The Bentley Brooklands has presence by the bucketful and you have to admit that looking at these cars can still make you proud to own one. Bentley stuck religiously to their past while others moved away from the sort of quality that used to be found in up market cars. With useable cars like this one available at very affordable prices and bringing that Bentley experience with it.
The Brooklands green exterior of this car is in excellent condition with no more than the odd stone chip but certainly nothing significant. While the contrasting parchment interior with complimenting green piping is in fantastic condition just some minor wear marks to the drivers seat and again nothing to worry about.
Mechanics on the car are very good including the engine and automatic transmission with the non turbo charged V8 giving More than enough performance to entertain the driver. There is a service history up to about 10 years ago but as the vendor is a mechanic he has maintained the car himself since he purchased it six years ago.
As he says With 96000 miles on the clock this car has been very reliable . Its not concours but if you are looking for a useable Bentley that drives superbly and that is not going to break the bank this is the perfect car and one with its MOT until December you can get in and drive anywhere in comfort and who are we to argue? The value of these beautifully appointed cars hit rock bottom at one point but now nice examples are becoming more and more desirable and with the increase in demand comes the increase in values that we are now seeing. Now gone (thank heavens) are the days when a Trabant sold for more than a Bentley! So grab one while you can is our advice.
Ford Escort MK2 RS2000 With further details and better pictures to follow is this rust free and very solid Mk2 RS2000. Originally imported from Australia and restored about ten years ago. Fitted with Twin 40 carbs and RS7 alloy wheels. This iconic Ford will come with a fresh MOT . Not a mint museum piece but a very nice example that the owner/mechanic himself rates as a 7 out of 10 car.
Mercedes 500SL32 1992 This very nice August 1992 Mercedes 500SL32 marked the last year of the original R129 model prior to its first update in 1993. Finished in this rare red exterior with its original colour matched hard top and with the 5.0litre 32 valve V8 producing a quoted 322HP is as desirable today as it was when new.
That big old V8 is what gives these cars that lovely lazy feel no massive push at any particular revs just a constant smooth stream of power. When launched a 6 second 060 was quoted and a top speed that was electronically limited to 155 mph but figures such as 30 to the gallon were also being obtained. Today the engine in this car is still the same starting with no problem from cold no nasty noises and still just as capable. This and the transmission in general are described as very good by the vendor. The body work is very nice with only a very few slight imperfections the majority of which can be found on the removable hard top caused from storage when not on the car. But nothing that detracts from the overall appearance of the car. Lets face it once removed and with the soft top on this car being in good order the new owner will probably do the same leave it in storage.
The nice tan coloured interior has survived very well just slight wear evident on the outer side seat bolster drivers side and one small snag in the base. An easy fix if not left to get worse and done now. The dash carpets and door trims are all in very good condition as are the wood veneers. In the boot and nice to have is the removable draught screen for when the roof is down.
General mechanics are all good and the car will have a new MOT prior to the auction but having had so little use over the last few years we would recommend a small amount of recommissioning. There is a service history with the car. Its first 9 stamps are Mercedes then Brooklands independents this shows a very low 51.500 miles in 1999. In 2002 Brooklands service it again but at 22766 miles? Then a mix of Mercedes and independents through to 2004 and now 40K. Next stamp shows 91K in 2007?? After that it goes back to normal no more stamps but the old Mot history shows mileage in 2011 is 95K. Between 2011 and 2015 the dash was changed to the later digital read out and shows 545 miles at its next MOT in August 2015. Today the mileage is 665. Bottom line is that although the vendor knows the mileage is low there is no way to tell exactly how low.
Offered here today with a very sensible reserve and with its original owners pack.
Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4.0Litre 1999 This 1999 example of Jaguars achingly pretty sports convertible XK8 has covered 158K miles and comes complete with its own personal number plate.
The overall exterior condition is good and the rare to see gold metallic paint presents very well with a nice deep shine that comes to life when the sun hits it. The alloy wheels are very nice and the black soft top hood is in good order. Inside you find the lovely interior of a car that may have been used and covered some distance in its life (It is a Grand tourer after all) but has been looked after. No cigarette burns or nasty stains just acres of leather and Burl wood veneer and still today a very nice place to be. Whether its a blast to the South of France with the roof down or sitting on the M25 looking out at a grey sky and wet roads hard top on heater blasting these cars are easy to live with and why they make such a good every day classic.
The vendor reports that the engine transmission overall mechanics and running gear are all in good condition and the MOT is until September the 26th. So plenty long enough to get out there with the roof down and make the most of the stunning summer we are going to have this year there is no harm in being optimistic after all.
With Etypes now all but priced out of the range of mere mortals and not everyone warmed to the XJS the XK8 is the next car in the line feeling a distinct increase in demand and why not? A storming V8 out front looks that hark back to the old days of when Jaguar ruled the road and track soft top or hard top and at prices that would not buy a new tin box from the Far East. Makes sense to us!
Mini Cooper MK2 Running Restoration Project 1969 Not on the road since 1988/9 this delightful 1969 Morris Mini cooper MK2 is an exciting car on todays market. Obviously at some point it was built with competition in mind and at one point it was registered to the same owner for 30 years we tried to contact him to no avail. The current vendor knows very little about it he bought it as you see it now because he liked it.
The engine fires up very easily and apparently Goes like the clappers! There are Abingdon Special Tuning And Downton plaques on the rocker cover but no way of proving that these are no more than that plaques! However things you can see are the Oil filter is of the remote type a larger carburettor on an ally inlet manifold silicon HT leads. The battery is in the boot along with a single competition fuel pump with fuel filters in line on both feeds from the two petrol tanks. All this work looks like it was done a long time ago Gearbox and clutch function as do the brakes.
The interior has a pair of period bucket seats a full selection of additional clocks additional fuse box mounted on the dash for ease of access. Extended switches so you can reach them more easily and a navigators map reading light all looks in good condition but not tested.
Body work seems solid and has a fibre glass roof panel? It has that great feel about it that only an old Mini has. That Yeah It might have got some bruises and not be the prettiest car on the block but you cant help liking it thing. It has not been cleaned but actually preserved as found. There is NO mot on the car and it is being offered as a running RESTORATION project.
NOTE : We will endeavour to find out more and if successful will update this listing periodically. Until then our estimate will also depend on what we can find out.
Volkswagen Beetle 1303S (Karmann) Convertible 1978 Having spent some time as part of a very varied private car collection and now only available due to a change in direction of that collection is this 1978 VW Beetle Karmann Convertible in absolutely fabulous condition!
In its extensive file amongst all the bills and old MOTs are receipts for when its restoration took place back in 1994 just the new parts and mechanicals came to 2533 and dont forget that is in 1994! Then you have to add on the cost of what judging by how good it still is today must have been a very expensive respray and you can begin to understand why the car is in such good condition. The mileage when this work took place would have been short of 69823 as the MOTs that are with it show that figure in 1996 since then only a further 10000 miles have been covered till now less than 500 miles a year on average!
As you can see the body work in its lovely deep burnt orange metallic has that deep shine only accomplished by years of being treated with only the best products. I dare say if you look long and hard there are imperfections somewhere. There is no rust. The white soft top is in very good condition and comes with its colour matched tonneau cover. All the exterior bright work is excellent.
Interior is lovely seats carpets etc are all very clean. The expensive wooden rimmed steering wheel is complimented by a wooden gear knob and window winder fittings. While under the bonnet is the correct matching spare wheel with the original pressure bottle nice black carpet and inner wings as shiny as on the outside.
Under the bonnet cover the 1600CC engine is clean and oil tight with all the appropriate air ducting and covers in place. At some point what looks to be extra sound proofing has been fitted this has dropped away in places a very minor irritant but worth a mention and an easy fix.
So with a fresh MOT and in this condition what is there to think about? Prices of these later 1303 based convertibles are strong people now realise that the later cars with the better suspension and brakes do actually drive better and with the 1600cc motor are happy cruising at motorway speeds. So all of the iconic looks that a Beetle gives but a car more at home on todays roads.
Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12 Convertible 1989 Stunning in Black this 1989 5.3 Jaguar XJS Convertible with only 86000 on the clock has Main Dealer service history right up to the last service that was carried out by an Independent Jaguar Specialist at 77827 back in 2006 so only another 9000 miles covered in the last 11 years! In its history file is a stack of old MOTs going right back to its first MOT in 1992!
The black body work is very good with no corrosion past two very small areas on the tail of the boot lid where some minor bubbles under the paint are just beginning to show through. The l/h rear bumper corner does however have small area that will need to be replaced to bring the car back to excellent. Elsewhere all the bright work is very nice and the fully functioning black convertible roof is in excellent order.
Inside is the same very nice with the pale beige leather contrasting beautifully with the cars black exterior. The Burl wood veneer on the dash and throughout is in excellent condition as are the original carpets. Only the drivers seat has very minor signs of usage which is to be expected.
On the road that superb V12 engine is still as smooth as the day it was built wafting you down the road in comfort while you enjoy owning what is fast becoming one of the most sought after classic cars on the market today. The auto gearbox changes up smoothly and with a prod on the throttle down happily. If you are tempted to do that you are quickly reminded that these V12 Jags were a fast car in their day and still are today the engine note changes to a nice purposeful growl and effortlessly the scenery outside slides past a lot quicker.
The general mechanics on the car are all stated as being good and the electrics work correctly even the LCD read out on the dash mounted trip computer works now that is rare! The current MOT is until December and the original owners wallet with handbooks and Service history is with the car. Lovely!
Mini Moke Australian RHD Fully Restored 1973 The first of our two beautiful Mokes on offer is this 1971 Leyland Australia so original Right Hand Drive version. Imported in 1981 it has had one registered keeper since and today as you can see is in exceptional condition.
Since arriving on these shores when it was fully restored it has been constantly kept in top condition since. Spending most of its time garaged with very little use. Its MOT history shows that between July 2007 and March 2015 it was not MOTd for road use and when tested in 2015 it had only covered another 1291 miles at 65696. Now 2 years further on it still only has 65911 on the clock! Having recently had new tyres all round due to the old ones needing replacement due to age there will be a new MOT carried out prior to the auction.
The body work is excellent and rust free with the paint still looking fresh as said there are new tyres all round and these are mounted on very good condition alloy wheels. The engine is excellent starting easily and running very well. With the reduced weight of these Mokes the 988cc engine is more than enough to give a spirited performance if required with the gearbox helping to give a good spread of power. Clutch operation is smooth and the rest of the mechanics are very good.
Interior is spartan and in very good condition complete with proper seat belts on all the seats. There is a heater fitted but untested and not really seeing any point to it? The car does have a hood frame with it but there is no fabric cover. It does however have the clear side mounted wind deflectors to keep the breeze of you.
In the paper work is a letter from the Mini Moke Owners Club confirming that this is a genuine Leyland Australia Moke and it was manufactured in 1971. There is also a bill from 2015 for 546.32 this covers the new side deflectors and the various other parts required to fit it.
Now ultracollectable and rare in this condition this Moke would grace any collectors collection or enthusiast garage.
Lancia Flavia Coupe 1800 Injection 1966 This one owner from new 1966 1800cc Lancia Flavia Coupe has been owned by the same person from new and has a genuine 60000 kms on the clock warranted by its owner a Swiss solicitor spending its life being used when he was staying at his chateau in Switzerland when he used to like to take part in time trial rallies etc in it . 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 look so recognisable. All the chrome bumpers and 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 worth while 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 once recomissioned and ready for the road.
NOTE: The vendor tells us Unfortunately the exhaust is damaged and will need replacement when recomissioning the car
Toyota MR2 Series 1 1987 This 1987 Toyota MR2 is a rare sight indeed today with most of the thousands that were sold disappearing due to our climate. Well luckily E122HAP had an owner that loved the car enough to carry out the repairs required and over the years a mint was spent doing just this. As proven by its exceptionally large history file.
The dark blue body work is in very good condition and is complimented by the optional subtle body kit and set off by a nice set of contrasting coloured aftermarket alloy wheels. The original blue cloth interior is in perfect condition and comes with the usual array of electrical options electric windows etc and three way adjustable seating.
Directly behind your back is the jewel of these cars that brilliant 1600cc double overhead cam multi valve engine that is more akin to a motorcycle engine by the way it loves to be revved. Toyota then matched it to a gear box with well suited ratios and aided by its midengine placement and suspension designed by Toyota but with input from Lotus created one of the best all round two seater sports cars of the time. This car is a fine example of that and all these years on it has to be one of the most fun cars to own and drive with the engine still pulling through the rev range and the gearbox selecting gears as designed. Along with the engine and gearbox in this car all the general mechanics are stated to be very good.
While currently the MOT is through to September the vendor is going to place a new one on the car prior to the auction. With demand for Japanese classic cars being very strong today these early MK1 MR2s are now very sought after.
Volkswagen PoloMatch Coupe Very Low miles 1994 This stunning little Polo Match Coupe has only covered 26000 miles from new and comes with a full history file to back this up. Unbelievably there are now only 63 of this model car left registered on the road here in the UK today how many of them have this mileage and history?
The body work is faultless and requires nothing more than a polish to keep it that way while the interior is more of the same not new but very good. Mechanically the 1000 cc engine hums along happily and although small is more than adequate to keep up with modern traffic. Having said that it was designed more as a town car which is where it really comes into its own the light steering and good breaks combined with an excellent turning circle made it the obvious choice in towns and cities but with the Match by offering it with the small engine so cheaper insurance but with a brighter interior trim amongst other things VW also attracted the younger first time driver this might also explain why so few exist in this condition today!
Those qualities are still true today which is why this car would make an excellent choice as an entry into the world of classic cars creating interest whether in a field full of Beetles and Split Screen campers or just ranked up at your local car show. Coming with an MOT through to March next year so ready to insure tax and use. A true survivor to be proud of.
Austin Mini Moke 25 Very low miles. 1990 The second of our Mokes was purchased new in Portugal in RHD format by its first owner prior to being imported into the UK in 1990 when he returned home. Now still with only 20K on the clock and only available due to the passing of its owner so it now has one previous keeper recorded on V5.
This car has not been restored it is however in very good original condition and has the upmarket trim associated with the limited 25 Moke that was produced to celebrate 25 years of production with only 250 built in total. Coming with its original service book owners books and workshop manual this little car really is a bit of Mini history.
Condition of the body is very good on top and underneath and being of the later design has the heavy duty nudge bars front and back even the original mud flaps are in place. There is a hood frame on the car but no hood itself these are available through the Moke owners club if required.
Inside not much changed over there 25 year production this one though does have the more upmarket seat trim of the 25 model along with red seat belts on all four seats and rubber mats on the sides for standing on when climbing in again all original in excellent order.
With basic Mini underpinnings there really is not much to go wrong on these cars the 998cc engine and four speed gearbox are happy to pull 4 adults along while its light weight wide track and low ride height give an entertaining ride through the twisty bits. Yes these cars today are an excellent investment and although we have two here today we are not likely to see another this year as they so rarely come to the market they love to be driven and it would be a shame if it was locked away from the public in a private collection not to be used.
Note: The vendor has been in contact with the Moke owners club who have confirmed the car is an original right hand drive Moke 25.
Jaguar XJS 5.3 Convertible Superb 1990 According to the vendor of this superb condition and highly desirable 1990 Jaguar XJS. Its history is impeccable and extensive complete with handbooks service history bills and invoices documenting the care that has been lavished on this car over the years.
Today the bodywork shines beautifully while the condition of the external bright work is excellent the soft top hood is lovely in the correct blue and the lattice alloy wheels are almost undamaged all rare attributes on a 27 year old Jaguar. You would also f noticed that it has the sought after Euro Style quad headlamp conversion.
Interior is again excellent and complete with the soft top tonneau cover for when the roof is down no damage to the biscuit coloured leather or Burl wood veneer just a subtle ageing as would be expected.
As expected with the sort of maintenance history this car has the 5.3 V12 engine under the bonnet that is legendary for its smoothness starts instantly. No fuss just a nice steady tick over. The gearbox selects drive seamlessly and off it goes no need for revs when still on choke these engine provide that much torque just take your foot off the brake and away it will go.
The general mechanics of the car are all good and a new MOT will be carried out prior to auction. With the motoring press heralding the XJS as the new Etype probably as Etypes are now priced beyond the reach of mere mortals prices are climbing rapidly with the 5.3 Convertible being cream of the crop. With some cars now being valued and sold at over 20000. This car definitely warrants a second look.
Volkswagen Beetle 1303 1975 Very solid and drives very well is the vendors description of this nice condition 1975 VW Beetle 1303. Coming with various bills receipts and old MOT history in which there is a receipt from November 2016 for a service and full brake over haul.
The 1300cc engine starts up readily with that familiar air cooled note that we all know soon settling off choke on to tick over. The gear box engages nicely into gear and the clutch operates correctly.
On the road it is happy to jog along and you soon adopt that beetle look you know that fixed grin and total lack of interest in rushing to get anywhere its a strange phenomenon that effects all owners young or old of these cars.
Interior though not new is very good being the later model the plastic dash that comes with that is good and there is a nice aftermarket steering wheel fitted. Past that its original and the seats have little wear in evidence. The rubber floor mats that traditionally split and fall to pieces appear to be the originals but are in good condition as well.
Body work is solid with only one or two patches that may need attention in the near future. The rear bumper is damaged from a light impact which has caused it to rust in places. The vendor is trying to find a good one to replace it with and if he can will replace it prior to sale (no guarantee though). Underneath the car is good but if there was any work required as the vendor will be putting a new MOT on the car this would have to be attended to. As far as he is aware that is not the case though.
General mechanics and electrics are all good and again will be up to or beyond UK MOT standards. So there you have it a nice solid Beetle with good mechanics a years MOT . That drives well and starts on the button and one that with the reserve that is set will not empty the piggy bank!
Triumph TR6 1973 This delightful 1973 Triumph TR6 has been subject to a full ground up nut and bolt restoration the product of which you see here today. No expense was spared and where ever possible genuine parts were used. As a nod to a bit more performance triple Webber carburettors were fitted along with a full stainless steel exhaust system then to protect the engine and help keep temperatures under the bonnet in check an oil cooler was put in place.
Coming with a photographic record of the restoration but with our carpeted arena floor take the opportunity to look underneath the car you will be impressed!
The vendor accepts that this is not the cheapest TR6 you can buy but in this price bracket it is one of the best. It is however one that with its MOT until March next year you can get in and use this summer not spend a fortune getting it ready for some time in the future
BMW 520i SE 2.2 litre One owner FSH 2002 The condition history and mileage of this 2002 BMW 520i SE marks it out as one to put away and keep as it will soon become a classic in its own right.
This one owner from new car is unlike 99% of the cars in this model range and with only 41000 miles on the clock obviously was never used as a Rep Mobile like so many of the rest. Being the SE it comes fully optioned with all the toys including air conditioning a full leather interior 4 way electric windows traction control ABS and a trip computer to name but a few.
The vendor reports that the 2.2 litre engine is perfect and can hardly be heard when running. The automatic gearbox changes are seamless and the rest of the mechanics are excellent. The silver bodywork is excellent and the leather interior complete with multi positional seats is near immaculate.
All this is backed up with a full service history complete with all the original booklets and handbooks that came with the car when new there is even the spare key. He doubts if there is a better one out there. With a current MOT until 18th of August you can insure and drive home just make sure you buy some polish on the way.
Ford Capri MK1 302 Cubic Inch V8 Recreation A very special machine!! 1977 Here at ECCA we have established as reputation of being different offering classic vehicles that have not been on the market before vehicles that are different from the norm alongside all the other more main stream Classics. We have had Porsche Tractors 5.3 V12 Trikes a replica Le Mans car amongst others buy now we bring you Capri or not Capri a very famous and multimulti award winning car built by its longtime owner Mr Geoff Phillips. It is stunning and the pictures do not do it justice!
Geoff started with the chassis made from 3.5 x 1.5 inch steel box section incorporated a full roll cage then using the exact dimensions of a MK1 Ford Capri he stretched the frame 14 in front of the bulkhead to allow the fitting later of a full house 5 litre Ford V8 engine. Over this he fitted hand crafted glass fibre panels to replicate the MK1 Capris all but the doors which are original Ford items. The finished shell received a very expensive coat of Mid Chrome yellow two pack acrylic with the eye catching graphics you see today.
Fully modified Triumph GT6 front suspension and steering with adjustable coil over shock absorbers. Up the back a Modified Jaguar MK2 back axle fully located with an adjustable 4 link system and Koni coil over shock absorbers takes care of that end. While braking is courtesy of 4 pot front brake callipers with vented discs rears are solid disc items using Jaguar callipers to provide the hand brake as well as stopping power. The system is a full dual circuit with a brake servo for extra assistance and uses Aeroquip hoses and silicone fluid throughout.
The engine is a Ford 302 Cubic inch motor fully rebuilt using the best available at the time including but not limited to Alluminium big valve heads competition cam shaft with roller rockers 600 cfm Holley carb on an Eldebrock performance manifold and Cermakrome coated Black Jack headers. Whew! Cooling for all this comes from a crossflow radiator fitted with electric fans and water pump. The gearbox is a Ford 3 speed auto with a B&M TransPak and Holeshot convertor.
The attention to detail does not stop there as you look inside and see the upholstery has all been hand trimmed in Scottish leather and tweed complete with a full dash board quick release steering wheel and reclining seats. Full instrumentation is taken care of by a set of recalibrated Smiths gauges and there are even electric windows. In car entertainment if you ever want to not hear the noise this car makes is provided by an Alpine head unit and infinity speakers. The car was completed and registered by DVLA as New on the 26th of October 1977.
This was not a labour of love more an obsession. One that has resulted in the finished article being featured in motoring magazines throughout Europe and winning more than 250 trophies at the top shows in Scandinavia Europe and the UK. But what really marks this car out is that it was driven to every one of those shows this was not a Trailer Queen and even today all these years on it is still in very good over all condition and is complete with a current MOT until 29/10/2017. Geoff also has every MOT from first registration. The engine oil and filter were changed religiously every 3000 miles and in fact have just been done so ready for its new owner. Geoff reports that the engine trans rear axle are in excellent condition as is the interior. Exterior is put as very good as apparently it has a minor mark or two! Mileage is now 39000 there are no known faults drives very well and is now only for sale due to his increasing age and lack of use.
How do you value something like this? It is a totally one of car that once more spot lights the depth of engineering you can find in garages and sheds throughout the UK. All Geoff asks that it goes to a good home so do we. Thanks Geoff from all the petrol heads out there.
PS. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures that do not do thiscar justice but they were taken from real photos. ECCA
Mercedes 300SL R107 1989 Being first registered in August 1989 and production of the R107 finishing August 4th 1989 this nice 300 SL R107 must be one of the last to be registered in the UK before being superseded.
Having the 3 litre 6 cylinder engine gives this car only 10 horse power less than the 3.5 litre V8 but at less revs and lighter weight out front this translates to a very smooth and agile car that some people prefer a more sporty feel.
The vendor a Mercedes enthusiast himself has owned this car for the last 6 years and carried out any small jobs and maintenance himself. The car has a service history book stamped up to 127782 miles in 2005. Having now covered 153247 miles and still running very well. Equipped with the more popular automatic transmission which functions correctly this Merc drives very well on the road and turns heads wherever you go.
Its body work is very good with only a very few minor imperfections the vendor does point out that there is some minor bubbling evident on the top front of the drivers wing that if he were to keep the car would look to get rectified now rather than leaving to get worse. All the chrome and stainless steel work is great. The car has a navy blue coloured soft top hood and this is said to be very good.
The grey leather interior is very good just some very minor wear evident on the drivers seat bolster. The Stereo has been removed but otherwise the dash carpets and wood trims are in very good condition. The general electrics and mechanics are all good.
Prices on R107 model Mercedes go up year on year with the best of the best commanding prices equivalent or more than when new. This lovely example has a sensible reserve that will allow the market to decide on the day. A very useable car with an MOT until July 10th in a lovely colour combination
Rover Mini 35 Anniversary Low Miles FSH 1994 This superb 1994 Mini is one of only 1000 Anniversary models produced with only a very low mileage of 41000. Powered by the 1275cc Engine and equiped with a very nice limited edition interior complemented by the special metalic red paint you see on this car.
Exterior is very good with only the odd and very minor imperfections the metalic paint has a deep shine and the one off graphics are all in place.
Interior is again very good with all the original features of a 35 in place. Seats carpets door trims etc are all in very good order as is the roof lining as well.
Mechanics on this car are excellent. with such low miles it still feels taught and fun to drive as only a good Mini can. The 1275cc Engine performs very well starts easily and does not miss a beat. Gearbox and clutch are smooth in use. Brakes and all other general mechanics are excellent.
This lovely and rare Mini has a massive service file lots of paperwork bills and old MOTs backing up the very low recorded mileage and comes with a very nice set of original fitment wood and Picket alloy wheels and a current MOT until June. NOTE: The vendor will be renewing the MOT prior to auction so there will be one years MOT on this lovely Mini.
Jaguar XK8 4.2 Coupe Low Miles 2003 Not your normal run of the mill XK8 Coupe this 2003 Jaguar has been cherished its whole life and has only amassed a very low 53000 miles in that time. This is backed up by its main dealer service history consisting of 6 stamps the last at 51000 miles all in the original service book.
Its silver exterior paintwork is in very good order all round and gives a tasteful contrast to the excellent condition black leather interior. Being a Jaguar of this class it goes almost without saying that inside amongst all that leather and veneer you will find all of the options you would expect. Air con with auto climate control cruise reverse sensors electric seats and an electrically adjustable steering wheel to name but a few everything working and in good order. Outside again you will find it also has the optional 20 alloy wheels fitted.
With such low mileage and excellent service record the mechanics of the car are as you would expect all very good with that lovely 4.2 V8 under the bonnet just about run in. Gearbox brakes and all the electrics function correctly.
Its on the road though is where these Big cats belong. They are a proper drivers car and make an excellent GT capable of covering long distances with both pace and grace. Wellpresented cars such as this in lovely condition with good history and low miles are fast becoming sought after as a classic in their own right and reports of prices firming up and rising across the range are not exaggerated.
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 an 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 except the hand brake that does stick on (this will need to be looked at for its next MOT which is due on July the 12th . Exhaust tail pipe is missing so while not noisey in use could also require attention prior to MOT but inexpensive to fix. Wheels and tyres are all very good.
Interior is tidy with genuine floor mats and no sign of heavy usage. general electrics are all good to.
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.
Buick Electra 225 455 Big Block 1970 Whether you like your cars from over the pond or not you cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer size of this 1970 Buick Electra 225. The 225 referring to the total length of these cars in inches yep that is a shade under 19 feet long!
This particular car is a true survivor having had one owner from new in the States who obviously looked after it. Since being imported the vendor has undertaken a mechanical refresh but has left the car original otherwise. He says that the car is 100% rot free and has supplied pictures from underneath to prove this.
The paintwork has at some point in its life been repainted as he says Its 10 out of 10 for an American job but he would say 7 out of 10 for us here in the UK. But very straight and presentable all the same.
Interior does need some slight attention where some of the pressed seams in the vinyl of the seats have parted but it is all there in good condition and useable as is.
Under the hood is where this car rings the bell. 1970 was the first year that Buick fitted their monster 455 cubic inch (7.5 litre apx) motor replacing the smaller 430 (7 litre apx) unit but it was the only year it was run as a high compression full power engine quoted at 370hp as by 1971 they had to drop the compression to make way for the first of the emission regulations. This monster size car is fast no getting away from that with the back tyres complaining easily if you are a bit heavy footed! The auto box is designed to cope with all this power and weight and changes smoothly no problem at all.
The brakes you will be glad to know have been overhauled so the big old finned drum brakes it is equipped do stop it well. Electrics on the whole work and as the car will have a fresh MOT will be up to that standard there are bound to be a couple of gremlins here and there but thats part of owning an old American car.
With the exchange rate the way it is today plus the cost of shipping a car this size you would not be able to buy and ship a car like this over from the States for the money this one is on sale at. Even if you did you are never sure of exactly what it will be like when it arrives. This one is here with all the hard work done is solid very rare with this engine and can be used as it stands for this years season of shows.
MG Y Series Stored in a dry barn for 40+ years! 1952 Back in the early seventies a fresh faced 15 year old lad thought it would be a jolly good idea to buy himself a car to do up and by the time he was old enough drive. Well as we all know good idea at the time but at that age things soon change suffice to say nothing was done more than parking it in his parents barn and that is where it has stayed ever since until now 40 odd years later. So not a Barn Find as he knew it was there more of a Barn Stored and the realisation that he would never get round to doing anything with it! After a successful and enjoyable day at our last Auction the decision was taken to give someone else the chance to save this lovely old English car so here it is.
UMG 810 is a 1953 MG Model Y and comes complete with its original buff log book. The registration number has not been allocated to another car according to the DVLA so the new owner should have no problem claiming the number as the original for the car but this is something they will have to do.
As you can see time has not been too unkind to the car. The vendor says that the exterior has surface rust but is structurally sound with good running boards etc. There is rust in the front doors around the both the boot and spare wheel lids but is more or less complete. Underneath the car is very solid.
The interior is complete but will need a full retrim as it is pretty moth eaten and the roof lining has long since come down.
Engine condition is unknown but he was told it had been reconditioned when he bought it and the Duckhams used at the time still appears green in colour! The engine does turn with the starting handle so is not seized. Obviously the condition of the transmission is also unknown but it is all there. This goes for the rest of the mechanical and the electrical items on the car present but condition unknown. The car does roll quite easily so the brakes are not locked on. Tyres? Well they are on the wheels and keeping the rims of the floor but that is about all they are good for.
This car has to be considered as a full restoration project but one that has not been offered on the market for 40 years so a real find in its own rights!
Fiat Barchetta 1977 NO RESERVE This 1997 Fiat Barchetta is looking for some TLC by its next owner and is being offered for sale as a running driving project. These is no MOT on the car and as such cannot be legally driven on public roads.
Having said that a member of staff has driven the car on a private road and says Ignore the poor paint on the car plus its bumps and scuffs as once in the car you cant see them. The interior is actually in good condition with no real wear evident anywhere. That sweet 1800cc Twin Cam engine up front started easily no smoke and no sign of overheating during the 15 minutes or so of being driven. The engine loves to be revved and although not used under load the high gears (room constraints) along with the rest are all there. Brakes work well. Electrics all seem to work but the electric windows are intermittent and although definitely working they work when they want. There are no unwanted dash warning lights on when running. All in all it drives pretty well!
The body work on the car has suffered there is lacquer peel on all of the rear and mid to rear top surfaces although the front panels and bonnet do polish well. Plus a small dent on the r/h rear corner that has also cracked the bumper cover. The roof is there but it is finished the back window has basically gone and there are a couple of tears where it folds not expensive to replace though. Wheels and tyres need little more than the silver on the wheels being refreshed.
A great project for someone as the basics are very good and prices of these rare left hand drive only Barchettas are now such that you could spend only a small amount to tidy it up and have a good car for very little money and one that is going up in value steadily. Comes with its original owners wallet with various books etc in it.
Ford Focus Estate POLICE CAR 1.8 Diesel 2005 Well this is different! A full blown Focus Estate Police car! Decommissioned a couple of years back now has been used for film work now offered for sale here.
Firstly. You cannot legally drive on the Public Highway without blanking out the word Police or altering enough that you would not mistake it for the original ie write Polite
Yes the sirens and flashing lights do work before you ask making it the perfect film prop car or private security vehicle when on private property. The car itself is in very good condition on the body just a patch of cracking paint on the r/h corner of the front bumper. Otherwise the thick markings down the sides seem to of protected the body very well.
The interior is in very good condition with no gaping holes cut in the dash could not have been a traffic car as not been ragged to an inch of its life and cut to pieces on the inside for all their extra equipment. The back seats look to be like new so not many naughty boys in the back of this one. There is a rear grill in place.
Engine starts easily and seems quiet in use gearbox clutch and the rest of the general mechanics are good. With the car are the service records while it was still in active duty and there will be a new MOT on the car prior to the auction.
Signed Micheal Schumacher Framed Poster Bit unusual for us is this excellent piece of memorabilia. I quote.
Michael Schumachersigned large racing helmet design posterthe signature dated 2013 and has also added a smiley face (Best Schumacher autograph Ive ever seen) a company promotional edition titled SCHUBERTH _ HEAD PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY and featuring his marker pen signature between images of him with his Mercedes F1 car and his 2009 Honda German Superbike mounted framed & glazed 97 by 72cm. Comes with Certificate of authenticity.
Vauxhall VX220 Low miles with history 2002 A rarer sight on our roads than its relative the Lotus Elise is what we have here today this excellent condition and very pretty 2002 Vauxhall VX220.
People often think the VX is no more than a rebadged Lotus but in fact only 10% of its components are shared with the Elise its extruded aluminium chassis tub. The 220s 30mm longer wheel base and 20mm wider track plus its 17 inch alloy wheels all round meant that in many motoring journalists opinions at the time it was a nicer car to drive in real life more poised and less pointy than the Elise. Throw in the fact that the VX has a more powerful 2.2 litre all ally engine compared to the Lotuss Rover K series unit plus came with antilock braking as standard and a drivers air bag just in case you can understand why!
This stunning example has a beautiful exterior with no signs of damage or wear. Its interior is pretty much the same with just the inescapable wear on the drivers seat caused by getting in and out of the car. Well more climbing in than getting as once in the seats grab hold of you as a nod to the handling prowess of this car.
The very low recorded miles on the car is evident with the engine being in excellent order and the gearbox still giving the precise selection of the gears as when new. Some of this might also be down to it having in its history the invoices reflecting the services carried out by Vauxhall since new. All but the last one done a week ago by an independent engineer.
The electrics general mechanics and everything else on the car are A1 and there are excellent Yokohama tyres on each corner.
Once every now and then a car is produced that becomes an instant classic not normally from companies like Vauxhall though. With the VX220 for the few years it was produced they really did knock it out of the park. Now good examples such as this are very sought after and hard to find and lets face it They are a damn good looking car.
Jaguar XJSC Cabriolet 1985 With this lovely Jaguar XJSC Cabriolet we now have the full set of XJSs and what a nice example of this coach built Jag it is.
With loads of history and MOTs back to 1991 showing 47000 miles the vendor considers the low recorded mileage as likely to be correct. The car has just come out of being in storage for three year and has just been fully recommissioned complete with a new MOT.
The exterior black paint is in good condition with just a couple of areas where there is some crazing evident but on the whole it polishes very nicely and still looks a million dollars. Exterior chrome work is all present and in good order. The folding rear section of the roof and the removable panels are in good condition and the storage bag for the panels is with the car. The wheels may well have been refurbished ten years ago but with such little usage are still very good as are the matched set of Pirelli tyres they are shod with and that includes the spare in the boot.
Inside the grey leather seats are in very good condition. The carpets are great the dash has no cracks and even the headlinings are good! Plus the original stereo is in place and all the electrics appear to work.
The 5.3 V12 purrs under the bonnet displaying good oil pressure and no leaks. On the road the water temperature is correct and the gearbox behaves correctly. Overall the running gears condition is very good with no knocks or bangs.
This car has been properly looked after over the years with some big bills in its history now offered at a price that will allow the new owner to improve if they want or just enjoy as is. Then sit back and enjoy as the values of these Jaguars just keeps on going up.
Rover 827 Vitesse Mk1 1989 With only 31 Rover Vitesses left on the road in the uk from the 7500 plus that were about in 1995 when the records started its hardly surprising you dont see them very often. What is surprising with the car you see here is its condition! Thought to be the best one available for sale if not the best MK1 827 Vitesse left G568HOX is in very good condition throughout.
The white bodywork again rare in this colour is virtually unmarked past some small cracks in the rear spoiler with no evidence of the corrosion that this model along with most late 80s car suffered from and appearing to be original.
The grey interior is excellent all bar some minor surface cracks in the wood veneer dash capping and as its the top of the range model very luxurious and well equipped. The electrics themselves are very good just the coolant light sometimes making random appearances but the vendor ensures this is just that a random light as there is nothing wrong with the cooling system in any way.
With only 77500 on the clock and although the service book has been lost there is plenty of paperwork and MOTs to back this up. The engine is very good benefiting from being a 2.7 Honda engine rather than the later models rover unit and the manual gearbox plus the rest of the running gear are in excellent order.
So a very rare survivor and one that is fast becoming sought after. Something different to use and visit the car shows in that you can almost guarantee will be the only one there.
Full set of genuine Classic motorcycle riding gear. If you rode a motorcycle back in the late fifties/ early sixties and you could afford it there were particular brands thought to be the best! Well here you have the lot! All genuine and in very good condition and coming complete with a Mannequin to display them on so ideal either for the Motorcyclist that wants to look right when on his classic bike or a themed display in a show or similar.
Lot 203 consists of: Belstaff coat Belstaff trousers Blackstop boots Cromwell corker helmet Stadium goggles and under garments all sold as a set and not as single items.
Genuine clothing such as these are very hard to find and are collectable in their own right to find a complete set is almost unheard of.
Nissan Patrol GR SE 4.2 Automatic 1996 One Owner This has got to be if not the only then very likely one of no more than a handful ONE OWNER 1996 Nissan Patrols in existence today! Especially as there are only 34 GR SE Autos left registered for road use in total.
Bought and first registered in 1996 this true survivor is stock original and just as it was when purchased by the vendor all those years ago.
With only 119000 miles on its big 4.2 Litre petrol engine it is just about run in and the engine is described as being excellent no smoke rattles or anything else untoward. This car drives superbly with no issues. The engine gives plenty of power the auto gearbox changes gear effortlessly and general transmission condition is also said to be excellent.
The exterior has never been restored and to see a 4 Wheel drive of this vintage in this lovely condition is unusual to say the least! Then you look inside its immaculate! The luxury leather seats have no rips or tears and precious few signs of wear plus they have the heated seat option. The vendor went for the optional factory fitted 6 CD multi changer and that along with all the other electrical equipment being the SE spec there are is lot of them still works.
With the car comes its service details original owners manual/pack 8 old tax discs 14 old Mot certificates (current MOT is until 21/09/2017) plus the old style original log book alongside its replacement new version. This is a genuine one owner car with no previous owners/keepers shown on the log book.
A rare beast indeed and something different in the classic 4_4 market from Landovers various offerings.
Mercedes 420 SEL W126 1986 Rare and striking in white this very presentable 1986 W126 Mercedes is a nice example of the model range and benefits from having the sought after V8 engine. Having spent the best part of 8 years standing in private collections. The vendor purchased the car and set about getting the required MOT work and the running side of life so he could use it. Unfortunately now he has nowhere to keep it and rather than let it decline has opted to sell.
The body work has survived well having had paint work to a high standard at some point. Looks to of had the lower section of the car colour matched to the upper part to be all white. At this point the bumper lowers and mirror backs were also done and look very good still. However as is the norm for W126 Mercs there are a couple of areas where corrosion is evident under the paint these will need to be attended to sooner rather than later if you want to keep the car looking nice. The bumper chromes are good as are all the bright work round the car.
The interior is in excellent order and rare in the blue cloth you see it in. There is little or no wear evident big soft seats that in this colour contrast very nicely with the exterior white. Being the long wheel base SEL the room in the back is noticeably greater than the standard wheel base cars. The electrics all work accept the drivers window has stopped functioning and the radio in the dash has been disconnected as it was draining the battery.
Mechanically all is now good after having spent money with the MOT station making sure this was the case. The engine had a habit of dying under load and this was traced to various blockages in the fuel system caused by standing so long now all sorted the engine is smooth and powerful starting easily first time. Gearbox is excellent changing smoothly and the rest of the general mechanics are good the car now drives well.
There is a plastic wallet with the car containing old MOTs back to 1993 lots of old receipts and the original owners manual. SEL V8 W126 Mercedes have surged in popularity over the last couple of years along with most cars from the 80s this particular car is a good example that you can use as is and improve as you wish.
Jaguar MK 1X 1960 There is no getting away from it Jaguars MK 1X is an imposing car from all angles and with only a 2 year production run of just over 10000 cars was always going to be a rare car. Loved by visiting state dignitaries so often used as ceremonial cars and the first Jaguar to have power steering and servo assisted disc brakes on all four wheels.
The lovely 1960 example we have here has been lovingly refreshed over a period of time including a back to bare metal respray into the glorious Bronze colour it is in today. When this was done any and all areas of concern in the body work were replaced before many layers of paint were applied to obtain this finish.
Work did not stop at the bodywork while this was happening the car received a reconditioned gear box new rear brake discs complete with reconditioned callipers and obviously new brake pads new tyres all round and an upgrade to its headlights. The aim of this work was not just to have a beautiful car but one you could drive every day if you wished to.
Inside you will see the same level of attention has been lavished on the interior with the leather and wood being superb with the quality of craftsmanship displayed by the Jaguar trimmers often now lamented as long lost on modern luxury cars.
Under the bonnet the new for this model 3.8 litre engine now produced a claimed 220 horse power and even now 57 years on still pulls the car along with great ease and surprisingly quickly. Back in 1958 when launched car related publications were seeing speeds of well over 110 mph and today this engine coupled with the servo brakes and Jaguars good chassis makes the MK 1X a popular choice with classic car racers often to be seen gracefully 4 wheel drifting round circuits such as Goodwood at its revival and members meetings.
The general mechanics and the electrics are all very good. There is also a lot of service history and a current MOT until March 2018 done at 68818 miles (last MOTd at 67709 in 2015). If you are lucky enough to buy this Jag be prepared to be a very proud owner.
Mercedes SL30024 1992 Having sat in the vendors garage more or less since he bought it 3 years ago this nice 1992 Mercedes SL30024 valve convertible is now being offered for auction.
Presented in the unusually called blue black which is more of a grey the body work is in good order with only the odd mark here and there and the exterior bright work and alloy wheels are in nice condition too. The hard top is with the car and the vendor wishes to draw your attention to a problem with the soft top. Although the roof itself is good it does need a new back window as the original window that is still in place is cracked badly and not water tight. It never worried him as on the very rare occasion he drove the car he had the roof down as the sun was out.
The grey leather and burr wood veneer trimmed interior is in very good condition with none of the normal wear on the drivers seat side bolster and all the general electrics work.
Its 24 Valve 3litre 6 cylinder engine runs very nicely with good oil pressure and no overheating issues while the gearbox changes gear very smoothly. Not as powerful as the V8 engines the 3 litre 24 valve unit is not far behind and its lighter weight and faster revving nature make these Mercedes sports convertible fun to drive. The rest of the general mechanics on the car are good.
Unfortunately the vendor did not receive the service history with the car so the 65000 miles recorded on the odometer cannot be warranted as correct but in his words It drives well and the lack of service book never worried me The Mot has run out but having only done a matter of 200 or so miles since the last one (passed with no advisories which has done every year he has owned it) a fresh mot will be carried out before the auction.
Hopefully the damaged rear window in the soft top roof and this lack of history is more than made up for by a very low guide value. Making this car someones chance to buy a lovely Mercedes Convertible at below market price.
Jeep Wagoneer Right Hand Drive 1983 1983 Right Hand Drive Jeep Wagoneer must be a conversion yes? Not necessarily since way back in the 50s small numbers of Jeeps had been made primarily for the US Postal service for their workers on spread out rural rounds. Allowing them to pull up on the kerb side to get out or reach out to the post boxes along the road side. This practice carried on until 1983 when the last big user of RHD Jeeps USPS finished using them. So being a 1983 this Jeep Wagoneer is likely to be one of this last run.
The exterior condition of the car has had some minor restoration carried out to improve its overall look but in the vendors own words could do with some more tlc as it does have some marks and a scuff on the side.
Mechanically its 4.2 litre 6 cylinder petrol engine runs well and the automatic gear box along with the rest of the transmission is in good condition. Electric wise condition is fair with some gremlins here and there but as the car has spent the last few years standing in dry storage this is to be expected. Having said that a new MOT is to be carried out prior to sale so all the electrics will be of an MOT standard.
These big old Jeeps are now very rare especially in Right Hand Drive form you just do not see them anymore. This is a good example that will have a full MOT and one that with a little bit of work will repay the owner with an ever increasing value.
VW Beetle Outstanding Condition 1300cc 1967 We quote There is little doubt this is an exceptional if not outstanding and beautiful Beetle that drives superbly. A Lovely Example of one of these Iconic cars. Well not a lot more you can say about this superb condition 1967 VW Bug.
Having under gone a ground up restoration the body work is excellent. This was no quick blow over this was a full body and floor pan restoration including original specification wheels hubcaps shockabsorbers roof gutters heater channels the sills and spare wheel well were rust free. Then after it had been resprayed into its lovely Zenith Blue colour using only the best products new door seals window seals and stainless steel bumpers were fitted.
Inside the interior received the same treatment with new head lining and carpets while the seats were retrimed blue/grey with white piping. There is even the rare to find option a raRambus parcel tray!
Mechanically a new 1300cc Heritage TwinPort Engine converted to run on unleaded fuel and a new gearbox were fitted. Both of which have now completed a mere 2000 miles. The whole car has also been converted to 12Volt electrics so now it starts easier and things like the lighting are up to todays road conditions.
So as the vendor says it really is an exceptional Beetle. No its not cheap and yes you can buy something that looks similar but not one of this quality!
VW Beetle small back window Mint 1200cc 1964 The second of our beautifully restored and finished to an exceptionally high standard VW Beetles is this small rear window 1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1200.
Having been owned by the previous keeper for a number of years the Beetle has been completely stripped to a bare rolling chassis and a comprehensive restoration undertaken with works including:
Body _ Completely taken back to bare metal with wings doors bonnet all removed to allow thorough inspection and remedial repairs carried out as required. Floor pans taken back to bare metal and repainted black. The body has then been professionally repainted in Volkswagen L360 Sea Blue with as much care given to the interior / underside as on the main body itself and when reassembly took place the Beetle was fitted with all new window door deck and bonnet rubbers.
Suspension _ All components stripped and cleaned. Larger items have then been painted / powdercoated before being built back up with all new bushes balljoints tierod ends bearings etc.
Brakes _ fully stripped and overhauled all new brake lines installed.
Lighting _ All lens chrome bezels and wiring have all been replaced and are in asnew condition.
Chrome / Bright work _ Again all new bumpers side trim window inserts etc. are new. The only chrome original to the car is that of the front quarter windows with this showing some minor pitting.
Mechanical _ I am led to believe that the engine / gearbox are correct to the car. The car has just had carried out a full service including oil filters plugs points condenser and also fitted a newly refurbished (and to original specification) Solex 28 PICT/1 Carburettor. The Beetle has since been professionally tuned and with a focus on maintaining originality it is fair to say the 40bhp motor suits a more leisurely drive but its delightful with how well the 1200 engine and gearbox perform.
Interior _ To establish a show quality car the interior was completely stripped out and fully replaced. She now has an original perforated headlining fitted the original badly worn steering wheel has been refurbished a bespoke Sisal carpet set with underfelt to reduce road noise and the seats / door cards have both been fully retrimmed in slate / offwhite and even she has had fitted a removable parcel shelf behind the rear seat. The ivory switch gear all remains in good working order and the car has an original Blaupunkt radio fitted (though this is purely for show but could be refurbished to working condition).
She comes with two sets of keys valid MOT recent receipts an Autopress Workshop Manual and currently shows a recorded 64100 miles. This beautiful 64 Beetle has received so many positive comments recently; people waving and great big smiles from young and old alike. Ready to find a new home this 64 Beetle is an absolute gem and not to be missed.
Secma (QPod) Fun Tech 50cc 3 wheeler. 2002 Conceived as an alternative to getting wet on a Moped and also being safer the Secma Fun Tech 3 wheeler was built. Powered by a 50cc Two Stroke engine this strange 3 wheeler allowed 16 year olds upwards to drive with just the basic CBT under their belt. Later in life a certain Noel Edmunds got involved and they were rebranded QPods some with much larger engines but unfortunately (some would say) like all these innovations the public was not ready for it and mix that in with high costs sales never really got going and production stopped.
Now a rare site indeed this particular 2002 example has spent most of its life sitting about unused and today is still in good condition and very original. Rare to find it comes with the full wet weather roof and doors a very expensive option to buy when new and now almost unobtainable.
Mechanically it runs and drives and with very little recommissioning could be back on the road easily we are told. Something to use or just put in your collection with your C5? Lets face it its rarer than a Ferrari!!
Mercedes 280SE Stacked headlight 1970 There is no getting away from the fact that these Stack headlight Mercs are a lovely looking car with a presence about them.
This nice 1970 280SE is no exception. Rare to find a Right Hand Drive car in this condition the current owner has just had the normal corrosion problems underneath the car professionally repaired prior to presenting it for its mot this removes one of the headaches these early Mercedes can suffer from.
Internally the interior is very nice and when you sit in there you realise how big Mercedes managed to make it feel. Large very comfortable seats trimmed in blue vinyl with both front and rear in excellent order. Carpets roof lining door cards and the dash with its large dials are in very good condition.
The vendor is happy to point out that the paintwork will need some attention if you are looking to make the car a show piece but its silver exterior is more than good enough if you are looking for a nice solid car you can actually drive. With the prices some examples of this model have sold for recently he feels he has allowed for this with his reserve. Exterior chrome work is present and in good all round condition.
Mechanically the car is very strong. With the engine gearbox and genearal mechanics all being described as good. It comes with almost every MOT issued and a lot of receipts showing how well this car has been looked after when in use. The current MOT is through to December and there has been very little use since it passed late last year.In fact its MOT history shows that less than 600 miles have been recorded since 2008.
So here is a rare opportunity to buy a very sought after Mercedes that is turnkey with loads of paperworkMOTd and best of all affordable.
Gilera Runner 125 SP Ferrari Rep Scooter 2001 The Gilera Runner 125SP was from its launce The one to have as a learner rider or for the person that wanted a stylish scooter that went like the clappers.
This particular 2001 example is even more desirable being in the rare limited edition Ferrari colours. Having been used very little in the last few years last Mot was in 2008 with 13417 on the clock now 13452 the vendor has had a service carried out and now the scooter runs and rides very well and will have a new MOT before the auction.
Cosmetically it is in very good order tyres and general mechanics are all good as are the electrics. Complete with its owners manual warranty booklet and some old MOTs
Would make a nice talking point parked next to your Ferrari in the garage a good looking second mode of transport or as it is rare put it into your collection and watch the value go up. Decisions decisions??
Jeep Cherokee LTD in a rare colour 1998 This 1998 Jeep Cherokee has just had a small fortune spent on it. Primarily to bring it back to MOT standards not that it was particularly poor but a full set of tyres a new radiator and a new heater matrix plus all the fitting charges do not come cheap. Now still with only 125K miles on the clock it is ready to go.
These earlier model Jeeps with their much more utility look to them have always been popular compared to the later more rounded shape models. Partly for the rugged looks partly because they are a very good off roader.
The body work on this one does not look like its ever been on any surface that was not flat and black (its never been to Southend then? The land of the pot hole where the roads are rougher than your average field!) It presents very well in this unusual red colour with colour coded bumpers wheel arch extensions and side mouldings. The attractive alloy wheels complete with quality tyres all round are in good condition.
Inside you will find a very nice and highly optioned interior the grey leather seating set off by the wood trims on the doors and dash. All in good condition. Electrically these LTD variants have all the toys which the vendor says are working.
The 4 litre straight six engine and automatic gearbox that are fitted to these cars are legendary for being strong units not particularly powerful but bags of low down torque more than capable of doing the job with the least amount of fuss. The units in this car are no different with the vendor reports that the engine gearbox general mechanics and electrics are all good.
The car has a current MOT until the end of October and comes with good history and all its owners books and guides. A very nice looking 4_4 all round.
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 small areas of damage to the seats not unusual with this type of material as the perforations in the face of material tend to end up joining up unusual it has 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.
Morris Ital Pick Up 1983 Having had no idea that they made an Ital Pickup we were amazed when the pictures of this one arrived!
This lovely condition Pick Up has been part of a collection of commercial vehicles and was last taxed for road use way back in 1994. Prior to this it was owned by a small family run dairy used for deliveries around the local village and as such covered very low mileage and today only has 42000 on the clock.
With production of the Ital range only lasting for 3 years and finishing in February 1984 this August 1983 model was one of the last registered.
Powered by the venerable A+ 1300cc engine while basically being a Marina under the skin so the general mechanics engine and gearbox are well proven and rugged. With the little use this Pick up has had all are in good condition.
A very rare Leyland product in unusually good all round condition. There can only be a handful of these left in one piece today so an interesting commercial vehicle for a collector or would make an excellent rolling advert for someone as publicity for their business.
Jaguar XJ12 Series 2 Low miles with Personal Plate 1978 Having been owned for most of its life by members of the same family. This rare 1978 Jaguar XJ12 then spent a lot of years in storage. Once found the new owner spent time and money recommissioning the car to get it back on the road including a new manifold back exhaust system and a set of 5 correct Dunlop SP Sport radial tyres. A short time later it was again in storage until the current owner and vendor purchased it over 3 years ago. With only 16000 Series 2 XJ 12s produced over a 7 year production run that ended early 1979 and only 3284 of these in 1978. This lovely car is ever more unusual with its dark blue exterior but with a rare red leather and walnut interior.
The body work is very solid and all the bright work is excellent just one bumper overider showing some pitting in the chrome but there is replacement one with the car. Unfortunately at some point during its periods of storage the car was covered and this has caused micro blistering to the painted surfaces and in the vendors opinion if you want to make the car really nice again a respray would be in order. This would also address the paint problems the lower edge of the sills has where the paint is poor not rusty just original 39 year old paint going thin. The good news is that the vinyl roof is in perfect condition so only a lower half respray needed. The car also has the optional GKN Kent Alloy wheels fitted that are in very good condition.
Its red leather interior is described as Beautiful with the leather seats and door cards in excellent condition the walnut trim undamaged and the carpets are the originals in very good order. Roof lining is original and very clean but has just lately started to droop in the middle so will need to be replaced as repair is rarely successful. A shame as before this the interior was totally original even down to the factory fitted radio in the dash and the original tool bag in the boot.
Mechanically the vendor has carried on replacing anything that showed signs of wear lately he replaced the drop arm bushes on the front suspension not because they were an MOT failure in fact it passed its latest MOT in March this year with no advisories but they were just beginning to creak there is also a new quality battery fitted. On the road that excellent V12 engine and being a 78 car the General Motors threespeed automatic gearbox (in place of the Britishbuilt BorgWarner units used on earlier cars) help the car to drive very nicely super smooth and powerful. Previously the car has had new brakes so it stops as well as it goes. All the electrics on the car with the exception of the rear windows are working.
With only 87000 miles registered on the odometer the vendor does feel that with the condition of the interior the lack of ever being painted exterior and the earlier service history he does have that this mileage is correct but past that he cannot prove it.
These early V12 Jag saloons rarely come to market now most are tucked away in collections. This example with little more than some TLC will certainly follow the rest of its kind and multiply in value in a very short period of time. Offered with a realistic reserve to allow for the fact it is not perfect but with 11 months MOT so ready to use and comes with the personal registration number OOO32M.
Mercedes 190E 2.0l Automatic 1990 With Mercedes 190 Models now finally getting the recognition by the classic car world for what they are a damn good car prices are now well on the way up so nice clean original cars such as this are getting hard to find.
First registered 31st December 1990 this unusually coloured 190E has only had 3 owners. As far as the current owner/vendor is concerned it is completely original. It has a full Mercedes history right up to 120K then a pile of bills etc up to its current 165K that is recorded on the clock.
Body work is very nice unfortunately it was raining when pictured but you can see by the pictures how clean and straight it is. Notice also the fitment of the optional sun roof and head light wipers.
Inside is good as well there are a couple of minor stains on the front seat bases but otherwise the rest of the interior including the door cards carpets and dash are needing little more than a hoover and a clean to make very good and there are electric windows all round another nice option.
Mechanically the 2 Litre petrol engine runs very well starts easily pulls nicely as the automatic gearbox does its thing changing correctly up and down the gears. With its service history this is not surprising as this old Merc has always been well looked after. According to the MOT history since 2006 when the car had 114K on the clock it has only ever failed one Mot in 2009 for two bulbs otherwise right up to the last test in August 2016 at 164K not even an advisory now thats a record any car would be proud of.
So if you want a good solid classic car with excellent history one that you could use every day or with little effort bring up to show standards without spending a fortune this nice Mercedes 190E could well be that car. Comes with a current MOT until 6th of September and with a nice personal plate thrown in.
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.
Pontiac Trans Am 6.6 TTop 1979 This icon of seventies American cars the 1979 Pontiac TransAm 6.6 complete with its Screaming Eagle bonnet graphic has to be ranked along with the Mustang as one of the most recognised cars to come out of the States!
Imported into the UK when just 2 years old this particular example has spent the last ten years in a private collection. It does not appear to of been restored in its life so is very original. The Solar Gold exterior does show signs of minor touch ins being carried out over the years so to make perfect would need some attention. But it is bright and presentable as it is and these slight imperfections almost add to the cars originality. As you would have seen this is also a TTop equipped car making it more desirable and rarer than the solid roof model. The wheels are the correct and original snow Flake alloys with matching tyres all round.
With a low recorded mileage of under 85000 miles the 6.6 litre V8 under the hood is barely run in still pulling like a tank and sounding great. Lets face it a Big Block American V8 has a sound that will make 99% of car lovers smile and this 1979 car is the last year of the Big Block in this body shell.
The interior is again very original in a matching tan colour. There are some marks and even small areas you could improve but keeping to the theme of originality a good deep clean would improve things and it would be very presentable and still as it left the factory. The TTop panels are in good condition and there were no signs of the seals leaking when the car was washed.
The MOT is through to August this year and the general mechanics are all good. The car drives well through all the gears in its automatic gearbox and that Bigole V8 is more than capable of making you grin like a teenager again (and behave like one!) if asked to.
Representing very good value an excellent investment opportunity and rare on the market this TransAm is definitely one to look at whether you are a fan of American vehicles a collector of classic cars or just looking to invest.
Noble GTO3 Very Low miles 2003 Looking like it has just stepped of the race circuit with the M12 Noble really did pull of the nigh on Impossible! A car that accelerates from 0 60mph in less than 4 seconds sticks to the road like it is on rails is affordable when compared to other super cars with similar performance but ten times the price totally at home on the afore mentioned race track but totally at home on our roads and not rattling your fillings out every time you hit the slightest bump in the road surface!
They did this by dropping a 352hp turbo charged version of Fords 24 multivalve DOHC 3 litre 6 cylinder engine driving through a 6 speed manual gearbox into a car whose all up weight is less than 1100 kilos including its built in roll cage adding even more rigidity to its steel frame and G.R.P. composite body. To bring that into perspective that is the same weight as a basic 2017 Ford Fiesta!
With less than 200 GTO3s built any one of these cars would be rare but black ones even more so. Having only covered 12000 miles in total X3 GTO is in great condition throughout. The Diamond black exterior is lovely and gives the appearance of almost being wrapped around the wide alloy wheels and the high mounted rear spoiler gives a statement of intent!
Slide into its race style bucket seats and you will see that Noble did not forget the creature comfort with this car with it not only having grey Alcantara trim but also airconditioning remote control CD Radio (not that you want to drown out the exhaust note with Justin Bieber et al!) Willans harnesses in red and a race style start button.
With its very low mileage the car is spot on. In its history there is a fully documented Speedometer replacement at 9859 miles (documented with the original invoice). The mileage is confirmed as being correct by the MOT history and the 10 stamps in the service book. It has had the same owner for the last 10 years although originally he did register it in a relatives name again this is borne out by the service invoices. Currently the MOT is through to April next year so its ready for the next owner to enjoy.
ALFIE Number Plate ALP 7 E One of the most sort after number plates on the market. Old enough to go on most cars . The ultimate gift to any car lover.
Chevrolet ElCamino 396 TurboJet Big Block. Show Quality.1967 More details to follow as but one look at the pictures of this super rare 1967 Big Block ElCamino will tell you most of what you need to know. Not the cheapest but one of the best available on the market today.
Mercedes 300SEL 1990 With Mercedes service history up to 94000 miles and its MOT history there is no reason not to believe that this very nice long wheel base Mercedes 300 SEL has indeed only covered the low mileage of 114390 recorded on its odometer.
The exterior body work has not been restored so as to be expected there is the odd scab here and there but it is rot free and generally very good. Exterior bright work other than some minor pitting in the bumper chromes is nice and presentable.
The grey leather interior is very good and being the L the extra leg room in the back makes this a lovely place to travel in. Unusually both the dash and the headlining are in very good order and the carpets are also very good to. Electrically everything works apart from the heated seats.
The 3 litre engine which has just had a full service runs very smoothly pulling cleanly and there is no smoke or signs of anything untoward. The transmission is excellent with the automatic gearbox changes up and down perfectly. The rest of the general mechanics are very good in fact on the road the car is said to feel Nice and Tight. There is a current MOT until July 2017 having covering only 70 miles since its last one. This great Old Merc would be an excellent introduction to classic cars for the family man. Long neglected prices of these late eighties/early nineties S Class Mercedes are now moving swiftly up as the market realises their investment potential.
Ford Cosworth Saphire 1991 Full details to follow on this nice 1991 Cozzy
MGB GT Chrome Bumper 1 Lady owner from new. 1972 Full details to follow.
1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole Targa Top RHD 1985 With 1985 being the last year of production for Ferraris glorious 308 GTS this first registered in February 1985 example must be one of the last Right Hand Drive cars registered.
With only a genuine 75000 miles on the clock and complete with a folder full of service history this car has been exceptionally well looked after throughout its life. Unfortunately and very much the way of the world today some person decided to dent some of the body work in a vandal attack. The damage was very light and although no panels were replaced as the car was repaired under insurance it is now listed as having had a Category D cosmetic damage only claim against it! The car now is back in its beautiful preclaim condition.
Mechanically its 2.9 litre V8 Multi Valve engine and manual gearbox are both in excellent fettle with bills for a gearbox rebuild ( 4500) and a full service including the allimportant belts (8500 at Reg Vardy) included in the history file.
This cars fantastic spec includes a lovely cream leather interior with red piping including leather door cards further complemented by red carpets and to finish off the desirable Targa top roof panels and GTO split rim alloy wheels.
With prices of other Right Hand Drive cars on the market today approaching the 100000 mark the vendor feels that his lower reserve more than allows for the insurance claim considering the cars condition spec and history file. He will also be placing a new MOT on the car prior to the auction.
Volkswagen Golf MK1 GTi Convertible (project) When is an 80s HotHatch not a HotHatch? When it has no roof so no hatch! But that aside the convertible version of Volkswagens iconic Mk1 Golf GTi has the best of its attributes a lively engine taught chassis and legendary reliability but when the sun comes out open top motoring as well.
This nice example has 166K on the clock and a small history file showing lots of work being carried out over the years. Today it drives very well with no know mechanical problems. The engine pulls well through the gears clutch action is smooth and the general mechanics are all good.
Interior is nice with just slight signs of usage but very clean and tidy. Although the convertible roof itself is in very good condition there is damage to the inner head lining that will need to be repaired or replaced.
Unfortunately no matter how well mechanically a car from the 80s is looked after you cannot stop our weather from trying to biodegrade it! This Golf while still very presentable is just beginning to show the signs with bubbles of corrosion under the paint no holes but will need to be addressed sooner than later if you want to keep the car looking good.
A good project for someone then with a reserve to match. There will be a new placed MOT on the car prior to the auction that way you can be assured of its mechanical prowess. So get the roof down and enjoy this summer and make the cosmetics your winter project.
MG MGCGT Excellent Restoration Project 1969 With only a two year production run and with only just over 9000 built in total for all variants. MGs MGCGTs are a rare sight and a very sought after car in the Classic Car world. Prices often near to 20000 for good useable cars with the best examples selling for far more!
Today cars such as we have here very rarely come to market as most of the surviving cars have already been restored. ADH 974G is just ripe for restoration. Last taxed for road use in 1994 it has spent most of the last 20 plus years sat about only being used on a rare occasion the last time by its current owner and vendor About 3 maybe 4 years ago . As you see it in the pictures is as it is today.
NOTE: What follows are the personal opinions of a member of staff. These are just observations and not a given statement of fact. All inspections should be made by the bidder or his elected representative to form their own opinion PRIOR to bidding .This car is being offered as a car that needs total restoration:
From a quick inspection the body appears to be sound and there are signs of previous work where some paint is peeling and exposing the original paint underneath. Bottom of the doors are a bit scruffy but very salvageable. Bonnet has lost most of its paint and has some repairs along its nose but its allimportant bulge is very good the rare chrome piece at the bottom of the bulge is with the car but loose and just sat in place for the picture. Front wings are good and unusually the seams between the front wings and scuttle panel plus the rear quarters and c post are very good. Roof is excellent but the vinyl on the Webasto roof is shot. Door sills and boot floor also look to be very good. Not having had it on a ramp its hard to say but the floor looks solid and pictures have been taken to show this. The front windscreen surround and scuttle panels are both good as is the rear tailgate/hatch with its hinges operating correctly. Chrome work is all good just lightly pitted in places and all but one of the Ts on the rear hatch complete. All the glass is very good. There is a full set of 5 knockon wire wheels but the tyres are completely finished (we intend to put a couple of part worns on the two deflated ones to allow the car to be moved more easily) Paintwork is poor all over.
Interior is complete and actually with a good clean and a couple of minor repairs to the front seats will all be able to be used again a good session with the colonisers and off you go. Roof lining is there but has drooped round the edges. Dash is very good standard and complete. Carpets look good but hard to see completely.
Under the bonnet apart from the cob webs you get some idea of how good this car was before left to stand. The inner wings and bulkhead are excellent as is the front slam panel. The engine which the vendor tells us was replaced around 1988 and was running troublefree when last used appears 100% complete. Temptation to try to start it has been resisted.
MGC production finished in August 1969 so being first registered in May 69 makes this car quite a late in the production car. One that is complete and has all the makings of an excellent candidate to be restored. Offered with a sensible reserve which is set to reflect not only the work needed but also its future value once complete and its collectability.
TVR T350 T Red Rose FSH 2004 In 2002 TVR introduced the T350 to the market and as usual for them Wow comes to mind! Based on their Tamora model the T350 came with the Speed Six engine in 3.6 litre form producing 350 horse power enough to give a (claimed) 0 _ 62mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to a 175MPH top speed. Now if that was not enough they also made a hand full of what were called Red Rose cars. These had a 390 horse power motor under that sleek hood! This May 2004 example is one of these ultrarare cars. Some cars were updated to Red Rose spec later in their life but not this one it received the updates from new.
Presented in Spectraflair Silver flip paint which you really need to see in the sun to get the full effect its spectacular! Other nice touches outside are the fitting of a TVR Segaris rear spoiler plus 18 Spider alloy wheels. Notice also that as its a T 350 T model so is a Targa with lift out roof panels. Inside is a mix of Black and Mulberry leather trim and brushed aluminium finished controls plus there is airconditioning for those hot days but you want to keep the roof on.
The car has an excellent service record covering the low 44000 miles it has covered with 11 stamps in its service book and has covered less than 300 miles since it had a 12000 service (with tappets) and a new clutch assembly. The history also shows an engine rebuild was carried out at 32809 so now just about run in.
This very rare version of what is already a rare car is currently MOtd through to November this year so ready for its new owner.
Chevrolet Step Side V8 Pickup. 1978 Having previously sold this very good condition 1978 Chevrolet Step Side truck at one of our auctions it has been back out to France where it was originally imported from served its purpose and then back to us to resell!
Still in excellent order through out with a strong 5 litre V8 up front. It starts first time every time and soon settles to a very even and quiet tick over. On the road it pulls cleanly and runs up through the automatic gearbox nicely. The twin big bore exhausts making a nice but not obnoxious note. There seems to be little or no tram lining common to these trucks. Brakes are servo assisted and work very well. Steering is power assisted. Tyres are good allround. The body work looks to be rust free and is as solid underneath as on top with a nice checker plated rear bed.
Interior is nice and equipped with electric windows and door locks although the passenger window does not seem to work. All the gauges work correctly displaying good oil pressure. There is a brake warning light on telling you the emergency (hand) brake is on when it is not. This does flash when you operate the release lever so is probably down to adjustment of the switch. Does not affect the driving but worth mentioning. The seat belts are fitted and their warning light works correctly.
The truck is still on French papers but easy enough to register into onto UK plates if staying in the UK will need an MOT and insurance to do so. Not currently Motd so cannot legally be driven away from the auction. Transport can be arranged.
Volvo P1800S Right Hand Drive Project 1969 This very desirable and probably most recognised car to come out of Sweden was originally bought by the vendor to restore to show quality. Now due to a change in circumstances this rare Right Hand Drive 1968 Volvo P1800S is being offered here as a running and driving project needing some restoration.
The engine starts very easily and runs nicely. Gear box and clutch function correctly. Body work is good with no major problems or corrosion and with the paint needing some rectification work to bring it back to perfect. The chassis is good but the vendor says that having looked himself and although it has passed every MOT since 2011 with no advisories and the last one only ran out in July last year he feels that there is a small amount of welding required for the next one. There is also a pile of invoices for work done going back to 1995 so this has been a well looked after car in its time.
Interior is all present and yes could do with some work here and there but useable as is if you just want a daily driver. All the electrics are working apart from the speedometer itself there is a mileage declaration sheet from 2012 stating that the speedo is broken but there is a replacement in the boot and the ignition switch is faulty so a push button has been wired in to allow for starting.
So expect to do some work how much is whether you want a daily driving easy to live with classic car or a full blown show car? Either way with the value of these cars today it will be worth it.
BMW M3 Fully Restored 260+HP Road Legal Track Car 1989 A late entry? Yes Worth waiting for? Hell Yes!!
We think the best thing we can do when it comes to telling you about this stunning BMW M3 E30 is let you read the vendors details of the work that he can remember has been done on this special car. Bare in mind as you read through the massive amount of work that is encapsulated by a few words such as The car was fully restored a year ago!!
BMW M3 E30 1989 TRACK/ROAD LEGAL 56000 MILEAGE ON THE CLOCK (89000 KMS) RED COLOR FULL V5 HPI CLEAR ONLY 1 OWNER IN UK (ORIGINAL GERMANY CAR) 2 KEYS. CAR WAS FULLY RESTORED 1 YEAR AGO AND BUILT FOR COMPETITION CUSTOM ROLLCAGE IS WELDED INTO THE CHASSIS (CERTIFICATE INCL) THE FRONT AND REAR BULKHEADS HAVE TUBING INTEGRATED WITHIN THESE PANELS TO ADD STRENGTH ENGINE WAS BUILT FOR COMPETITION BY DAVID ILES (GRIFFIN MOTORSPORT) ENGINE WAS UPGRADED TO 2.5 (TURNER MOTORSPORT CONVERSION): Including but not limited to. New crank. New Pistons. New Bearings throughout. New timing chain. New Upgraded tensioner. New Gaskets. New radiator. New race spec oils. New Green injectors. New Race Plugs. BALANCED AND LIGHTENED. GAS FLOWED HEAD MOTEC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RE MAPPED) UPGRADED FUEL PUMP COMPETITION ELECTRONIC SPEEDO (ORIGINAL SPEDO INCL) COMPETITION R&D GEARBOX (BMW MOTORSPOPRT BEARINGS AND BUSHES) COMPETITION R&D DIFF WITH A LOWERED CWP WHICH GIVES A LOWER TOP SPEED BUT BETTER ACCELERATION COMPETITION SUSPENSION (BMW MOTORSPORT BUSHES) NEW BILSTEIN DAMPERS WITH STIFFER SPRINGS (ANOTHER NEW SET OF DAMPERS AND INSERTS INCL WITH THE CAR) NEW SPARCO COMPETITION RACE SEATS WITH COMPETITION SEAT BELTS NEW SPARCO (ALCANTARA ) STEERING WHEEL COMPETION CUSTOM RACE EXHAUST STANDARD M3 BRAKES WITH RACE BRAKE PADS FULLY REFUB BBS RACE LIGHT WHEELS WITH BRAND NEW TYRES ALL AROUND SAMCO SILICONE HOSE PIPES WIRING LOOM HAS BEEN MODIFIED WITH THE REMOVAL OF DIAGNOSTICS ABS AND A FEW OTHER REDUNDANT CONTROLS.
THE CAR WAS FULLY RESTORED AND PREPARED FOR TRACK RACE YEAR AGO AND ONLY DONE 200 MILES SINCE. THE ENGINE PRODUCED 260270 HORSE POWER ON ROAD FUEL (MORE POWER IS AVAILABLE IF RACE FUEL IS USED). IT STARTS AND DRIVES EXCELLENTLY. OBVIOUSLY WITH ALL THE MECHANICS BEING NEW THE GENERAL MECHANICS ALONG WITH THE ENGINE CLUTCH GEARBOX AND GENERAL TRANSMISSION ARE EXCELLENT AND THERE IS NOW A NEW MOT UNTIL APRIL 2018.
Phew now you see what I mean! The vendor has spent a Kings Ransom on this car. He does say that there are a couple or very minor imperfections in the paintwork as it was not built as a show car so not show standard. But when you can eat your dinner of the underneath of the car??
This is a serious bit of kit and not for the feint hearted. As he said it was built for the track and although it is MOTd so can be used on the road creature comforts were bottom of the list.This is what M3 BMWs were built for and this lovely example of probably one of the best cars from the 80s carries on that tradition.
Offered here at a fraction of the build cost. A real opportunity for a lover of these sought after German Saloons. The perfect Track day tool.