Wow! What the hell is that? Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is exactly what it looks like … a Trike powered by a 5.3 V12 Fuel Injected Jaguar XJS Engine and the product of one mans obsession to "create" something a bit special. Over 4,000 man hours and £50,000 + later the "Jike Trike" was born. There is no point in trying to describe this vehicle as you really need to study it for hours to do it justice. Virtually the whole thing is hand made and one off where the chassis etc are concerned with the original car donating its running gear, back end and rear seats. It really does make you proud that there are still people out there that continue the "anything is possible if you think about it" engineering philosophy that we are famous for here in the UK. For those of you that want the ultimate toy or an interesting revenue stream as people will queue up to hire it for Proms, weddings etc. This IS the only one in the world!
Mercedes 190E 1990 - They don't come much nicer than this!A very high spec 1990 Mercedes 190E with 123,655 miles on the clock and full service history. Fitted with contrasting pale grey leather trim, 4 way electric windows, electric sun roof, ABS, head light wipers and alloy wheels, all in very nice condition and a perfect introduction to classic car ownership.It comes equipped with the the 2000cc engine, coupled to the rare optional 5 speed manual gear box. The bodywork is excellent for its age (many consider this model to be the last of the quality built Mercedes cars) and the interior is in lovely condition especially with the rare option leather thats fitted.The vendor reports that the car drives exceptionally well, the engine pulls strongly, gear changes are smooth, the brakes are judder free (bills are included for new discs and pads all round in 2013, at 123,390 miles) and the vehicle has no nasty creaks or rattles.
Chevrolet C10 Long Wheelbase "Big Block" Truck 1968 - his stunning C10 has had just one owner in this country since importation (it has two registered keepers, with both companies owned by the same person) where it has been in his personnel collection having covered just 1,450 miles since 2010 A superb truck, it comes with the original owner's books (complete with a personal log from its one owner in the States), recording all work done from 1972 to 1995 and backing up the displayed mileage of 71551 as believed to be genuine.Under the bonnet is an alloy radiator with electric fans and the auto box is of a later type - and a very big engine that runs exceedingly well and sounds glorious through its twin outlet exhaust pipes each side of the truck.The interior benefits from carpet which the current owner had custom made and new chrome parts etc. with the original bench seat being retained. It is very rare to find a truck of this calibre, in this condition, with this sort of history. The MOT is current until May 2017 so it is ready to go.
Ford Capri 1600GT 1972 - Recently repatriated from Germany is this UK spec Right Hand Drive 1600GT MK1 Capri.Since February 1992 it has been owned and on display at a Ford Main dealership in Europe, as part of a personal collection of classic cars after receiving a body restoration (at this time it was changed from its original blue colour to the resplendent orange colour you see today) .The interior is said to be original and in excellent condition. It is rare to have a full "webasto" type roof also in excellent order.In December 2015 it was refreshed prior to being put back on the road and registered as historic. This included new tyres, brake pipes, water pump etc. and it passed the very stringent local test with flying colours.UPDATE:Now with us here in the UK, having just completed a 1000KM drive from Germany, through weather that was forcing many modern cars to pull over, without missing a beat!Now with its UK MOT which it passed with no advisories and during which the MOT tester took pictures as he had never seen a MK1 Capri that has never had or did not need welding underneath! Interior as we were told, is excellent with all the gauges etc working as they should. Even the original Ford radio works! Back on its original UK registration number.Mechanically it is very strong. No nasty whines from the back axle like so many old Fords. Engine runs smoothly with good oil pressure and water temperature. Brakes work as they should having had new wheel cylinders prior to its trip.Just a lovely MK1 Capri that is truly "Turn Key" and ready to go having returned to its Spiritual home, Essex.
Rolls Royce Silver Spur 11 1989 - This Silver Spur 11 is the very first Right Hand Drive model of this series and a total of only 310 Right Hand Drive Spur 11 were made across the entire production run .This car was built by Rolls Royce for their own promotional use and described on its original build sheet (present with the car) as a 1989 built, 1990 Pre-Production model and featured in a lot of their 1990 sales brochures and as such, unusually, it still retains some of the Spur 1 features (big back window and rear seat to name two).Retained by Rolls Royce until 1997, about the same time as the company was sold to VW. Then a lady owner until its last elderly gentleman owner who had it for 12 years using it for Mayoral duties. Unfortunately the car never had, to his knowledge, service or handbooks from new. Rolls never needed them but there are old MoT certificates and bills etc. helping to point to the fact that the 49,000 recorded miles could be correct. The bodywork is excellent for this year, as is the interior with just a small amount of wear comensurate to its age.The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are described as all good and the active suspension and fuel injection which (were a first on the Spur 11) function as they should. No warning lights on the dashboard are iluminated when driving and all other electrical items function.
Mercedes S55 AMG 2002 - A superb example of Mercedes co-operation with the tuning company AMG.This top of the range S55 AMG comes fully loaded with just about every extra available at the time.This car is a 2002 model that was registered new in 2005 and is in all round lovely condition. Its 355 HP engine gives it superb performance, while the double glazed windows and multi-functional leather seats mean you travel in comfort.These cars were nearly £100,000 new so represent a real bargain at the moment and, as values are now rising for all AMG models, it represents a good investment for the future.The car comes with a long MOT, service and owners books, plus the keyless entry card.NOTE: The TV in the car no longer functions as, in 2002 , digital tv did not exist
Citroen 2CV 1985 Fully Restored - This beautiful 2CV has been subject to a full restoration bringing it back to a factory fresh finish and is probably one of the best 2CV's on the market today. The vendor who also restored it, was not aiming for an over the top shiny trinket but more the original finish of a new car as it would have been in a showroom back in 1985.
Where ever possible this theme of originality has been stuck to and this shows no better than when you examine the paintwork. The brief to the painter charged with the job was to use original type paint and laid on to the factory colours. The result is excellent with the blue being contrasted nicely by the cream. This was no "paint what can be seen exercise" but a total paint inside and out. Lift the mats inside, or look under the seats and you will see the same level of care and attention.
Mechanically it received a rebuilt engine complete with a new fly wheel and clutch, the engine having suffered from standing for so long as the car was off the road from 1996. All other mechanical items were stripped and rebuilt or replaced where necessary. The freshly restored road wheels were then shod with a set of new tyres.
The interior? Well have a look at the pictures or examine it on the day, what can you say other than it is excellent and as close to new as you will find. Retrimed correctly in the right cloth pattern and correct colour. While apart all the electrics were renewed so everything works correctly, not that there is a lot to go wrong in the first place, but no nasty old wires suffering from years of home "maintenance" on this car.
So if you are looking for a 2CV that is almost new you would not go far wrong with this one. Only 48718 miles on the clock, complete with some history and its handbooks, jack and wheel brace, somebody is going to be very happy to own it to use or to show. Prices of good 2CV's just keep going up year on year so this could also be an excellent investment opportunity and one you would not have to spend a penny on. There will also be a new MOT on the car so its ready to go on the day.
Jaguar MK2 3.8 Manual with Overdrive - Manufactured in 1961 and first registered on 1st January 1962, this Mk2 Jaguar has had an active past.Sold new to Colchester Tractors and registered as AJH73A, by the mid-sixties it was being raced by a Mr R. Wilkinson. Then by the mid 80's, a Mr. M. Large was competing in it, prior to which he restored all the panel work, removing any rust (pictorial evidence available) and respraying it from the white it was in to the red you see today.Prior to sale to the vendor, the race engine was removed and the original 3.8 was refitted. Many of the modifications are still in place, including the "Coombs-style" fluted bonnet, battery relocated to the boot, wide rear axle with up-rated suspension and brakes, larger carbs and performance exhaust system etc. The vendor says that Coombs themselves were rumoured to of been involved but we have no way of confirming this and you must value this information as such.Bodywork is described as "Good" and is very solid having had many panels replaced when restored but that was 30 years ago, so now has areas that need some cosmetic attention. The underneath of the car is excellent and the mechanics in general, which have also beed described as "Good", operate as they should. The interior is original and as such needs some attention, predominately to the front seats but being original is described by the vendor as "Good".All in all, a lovely MK2 with some racing heritage that drives very well.
Citroen Traction Avant Long wheel Base 1952 - This lovely 1952 Citroen Traction has recently been imported from near Bordeaux in France from where the vendor completed a trouble free drive. As such you can understand it when he describes the general mechanics, engine and gearbox as all good.Having been in the long term ownership of the local taxi company's owner during which time he completed a restoration including a rebuilt engine, which has covered apx 500 miles since. Work on the body and interior was completed a few years back and is still in very good condition, with some of the non-replaced trims showing a lovely patina of age.Although not required the car has had a UK Mot carried out and comes with all its correct French papers and a "Nova" certificate, so is ready to be registered if sold to a UK buyer. ECCA are happy to guide the new owner through the process or for a small fee, do it for them.Offered by the vendor with a realistic reserve and hard to find in this condition, ready to go, in this price bracket.
Alfa Romeo Bertone GT Junior 1300 1973 - A stunning example of Alfa Romeo's pretty and very desirable Bertone coupe that was one of very few of this model supplied new to Hungary. It later was exported to Germany where it was fully restored, both its bodywork and mechanics, approximately 5 years or 4000 kms ago and always garage kept in that time. Eventually being sold to the vendor who purchased it and drove it from Munich to home here in Essex.Presented in a lovely Metallic Bronze exterior colour with later style coloured matched Alfa Romeo wheels this car is as good underneath as it is on top. The interior is beautiful, trimmed as it is on the seats in black with contrasting ochre coloured inserts and set off by a period wood rimmed steering wheel. The vendor reports that it really does drive as well as it looks and sounds, with the 1300cc twin cam loving to be used, responsive and eager and when coupled with its precise handling made for a very enjoyable drive home, during which it never missed a beat. He also describes every aspect of the car as Excellent.Coming with a UK Mot, Nova Certificate and its German papers, if sold to a UK buyer then it is ready to be registered onto UK plates. ECCA are happy to assist with this or for a small fee can do this on the new owner's behalf.
Lotus Cortina MK2 Right Hand Drive - With only 34 Lotus Cortina's now listed as registered with DVLA in total, they are a rare site but ask yourself "When was the last time you saw a MK2??"
Being the even rarer of the two Lotus Cortina Models this MK2 was built in 1968 and is a UK car so right hand drive. Having been restored, is rust free and was resprayed in the original factory colours.
Engine and gearbox are very good with the engine having had a recent rebuild apx. 200 miles ago so will still need an amount of running in, plus an oil and filter change is recommended in another 300 or so miles to be on the safe side.
Interior is very nice with just a small crack in the dash pad on the top of the instrument binnacle and a lovely patina of age, while mechanically it is described as all very good. Under the bonnet where the interesting bit is, is very nice and with very little work would be show worthy, but to hell with that! These cars are meant to be driven with the engine, exhaust note and handling only a Lotus Twin Cam can give, there to be enjoyed.
Prices on all "Fast Fords" rise year on year and this represents a chance to buy one of the most desirable Fords produced. With the car receiving a fresh mot prior to the auction, it will be ready for its new owner.
Fiat 500 1969 LHD - This lovely 1969 Fiat 500 has undergone a major restoration by the vendor, a retired Italian man that spent his life in the motortrade and now keeps his hand in restoring Fiats and Jaguars. He says of this one that all the front end panels have been replaced as have any other panels with any corrosion on, plus new bumpers front and rear.
The mechanics have been completely refreshed and the engine has been out, checked then refitted along with a new fuel tank replacing the original. All the electrics work as intended and the interior has also recieved the same level of attention. All areas are as such are described by the vendor as very good.
This is one of two 500s entered by the same gent, who is now in the process of reducing his collection due to his advancing years. Will come with an MOT through to Feb. 2017 and a full valet to remove the dust from storage.
A realistically priced Fiat 500 that is turn key and ready to use (Note: Better pictures to follow).
Ford Cortina 1.6 MK5 - Considering just how many Mk5 Cortina's that were once on our roads, especially here in Essex, seeing one at all is a very rare site let alone one in this true "Survivor" condition with just over 25000 miles on the clock!
In its original factory colour of Tuscan Brown this 1981 W registered MK5 is described as a 1.6L Model with factory fitted GL interior and wheels and has had 4 previous registered keepers in its life.
As you can see its condition, along with all its previous MOT's, backs up the mileage. The lack of corrosion is on the whole from having an anti-rust "Ziebart" treatment from new (original Ziebart certificate is present with the cars paperwork) along with the obvious lack of use during bad weather.
Interior is excellent with just the slightest signs of usage and all original. The condition of its switch gear etc bears testimony to their lack of use over the years.
Since owning the car, the vendor has carried out regular maintenance and repairs to keep the car not only in its current condition but running and driving correctly. Including but not limited to a new "Weber" carburettor with a manual choke conversion. A full service including a new cam shaft kit with the very necessary replacement oil feed bar to get rid of the original poor Ford designed bar that caused so many noisy camshafts back in the day. New shock absorbers and springs and a fully "Polly-Bushed" front suspension. With all this done the car drives very well with no mechanical faults and all the electrics operate as designed.
The car comes as mentioned previously, with all its old MOT's and Ziebart certificate, plus old tax discs, bills to prove the work listed above and its original bill of sale. Currently the car is on "SORN", the previous MOT running out March 2016. The vendor also says it comes with some spares but at the moment we are not aware of what these comprise of.
This car is already good enough to be a show car and with a little effort could well be a show winner. A must for any Ford collector.
MG MGB GT 1981 - Sold new in 1981 to a lady in St Helier Jersey, this superb example of probably one of Great Britains most loved sport car remained n Jersey and in her ownership until August 2007 when it was sold to and imported by Abingdon services, by which time it had covered a mere 36,819 miles. It was then sold to its second owner who along with some general light refurbishment he also treated it to a full interior re-trim in black leather. In 2012 and with still only 37,700 the car was sold at auction to the current owner and vendor. It was bought for a father and son to enjoy days out and classic motoring when the father recovered from an on going illness. Unfortunately the father never did get to enjoy the car as he never recovered and the car was left stationary in the sons garage until now , still with only 38,496 miles recorded. Now we have been entrusted by the vendor to recover the car and get it running prior to sale. It needed little more than some fresh petrol and a new battery and starter relay and burst straight into life.
So here you have a very late model, low mileage car in a lovely colour combination, that while the body work is very good, needs minor remedial work here and there. Underneath is superb.Interior seats are very nice with all electrics appearing to work including a electric fan fitted to the radiator. Engine and gearbox (with overdrive) are very good with good oil pressure showing on the engine. Under the bonnet is all original apart from the fan and relay, no rust on the bulk head etc. In fact with very little work and some basic recomissioning the car could be made into a show piece especially with the recorded mileage. Supplied with its service book.
Triumph TR6 1973 with Overdrive - First registered in June 1973 is this UK model TR6 Fuel Injected with overdrive on its 4 speed gearbox. This car has been subject to a massive restoration by the current owner over a long period of years and now is an excellent example. Mileage showing is 4501, the original speedometer needed replacement so actual (total) mileage is 71386 proven by old MOT's and an invoice in its extensive file of invoices and reciepts for all the work done.
The work completed is as follows:
Body: Fully restored using NOS British Leyland original front wings, boot floor and sills. Painted in Ferrari Giallo ( Yellow)
New Hood,Chrome Bumpers and Wing Mirriors. Has full and quarter toneau covers
Interior: New seats, carpets, Burr walnut Dash, door panels and fitted with a Period style Radiomobile .
Engine was rebuilt in 1989 , with invoices to prove and has covered apx. 5000 miles since. In 2015 the
cylinder head was removed for inserts to run on unleaded petrol, bores were checked at the same time, all was ok and there is a picture of the machined head in its history file and invoices for the work. New Bosch fuel pump, metering unit, lines and Injectors
Gearbox was rebuilt by the previous owner including a new clutch (invoiced) the overdrive is fully working and operates in third and forth gears. Electrics are fully operational and have had new front lights and indicators.
Brakes new front and rear including brake flexi hoses.
Plus probably a load of other things the vendor has forgotten about. all this makes this TR6 a very solid car that is ready to use and enjoy in the hands of its new owner. Currently MOT'd until 1st of August 2017 so renew the free road tax and enjoy.
Triumph Stag 1976 - Having owned this Stag for the last nine years the vendor assures us that mechanically it is fully sorted with no problems. He has always serviced it himself, the last job was to change the water pump and bearing, not because it was gone but more preventive maintance as this car still has its original Triumph V8 engine and a poor water pump is one of the things that can lead to problems with cooling.
Prior to his ownership in 1991, 22000 miles ago, the engine was infact fully rebuilt by the local Triumph specialist with the invoice to prove.
Interior is original and in good condition and there is a new soft top just been fitted along with new tyres all round. The body work is good with just a couple of areas that could be improved. The vendor states all the mechanics are good and the car drives very well with the manual gearbox and overdrive functioning as they should and with the car comes various old bills and MOT's.
A nice "drivers" car offered at a sensible price that you can jump in and use as is or improve as you go. Rare with the Triumph engine.
Jaguar XK8 Convertible 2000 - With their unmistakeable lines the XK8 Jaguar harks back to the days of the E Type, their long bonnet wrapped round Jaguars gloriously smooth Double overhead cam V8 engine, producing 290 Horse Power and mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox that in auto mode changes gear so smoothly it is almost un-noticeable while if you hit the "sport" mode button you will see 60mph arrive from zero in a quoted 6.5 seconds, on the way to a limited to 155mph. Couple this with their taught suspension and sumptuous interiors you can see why it was capable of challenging cars like BMW, Porsche, Lexus and Mercedes for their share of the market.
This particular convertible example was first registered on the 24th of March 2000 and has had three very careful owners, covering a mere 89000 miles in 16 years and complete with an excellent service history showing services at 10K, 20K, 32K, 45K, 55K, 66K, 71K, 77K, 78K, 84K and lastly 87K miles.
Its Topaz Gold exterior is excellent, complimented by a lovely, original set of Jaguar wide alloy wheels and a light brown convertible hood, both again in very good order. Inside the interior is in a light grey/sand coloured leather and burr wood, giving a light spacious feel, even with the roof up. There is very slight wear on the driver's side bolster and being a two plus two, there is room for two small ones in the back and it comes with all the creature comforts as standard ie. Automatic climate control, electric memory seats, trip computer, etc etc. One thing of note, which is unusual to the XK in this market sector, is its ability to swallow two sets of golf clubs in its boot, so great at the Golf club but another thing that makes these cars such excellent, long distance "GT" cars.
The vendor reports that both the engine and gearbox are excellent on this car, as are the overall electrics and running gear, with the car driving as it should. The MOT is current until March next year and it is complete with service book etc. So the only question is "How come these cars are so affordable and how much longer will it stay this way?" Well "Not long" is the answer with lovely examples like this one now becoming sought after and values are growing along with the demand.
MG Magnette Mk4 "Farina" 1963 LHD Automatic - In 1961 MG replaced their Mk3 Farina bodied Magnette with the MK4 improving the handling and engine along the way with new anti-roll bars front and rear, suspension that lowered the ride height of the car plus a longer, wider wheel base. The engine was replaced using the 1622cc unit from their successful sports car the MGA. All this gave these later MG saloons handling and performance more akin to the sports car heritage associated with the "MG" name.
This superb example is a very rare automatic gearbox equipped Left Hand Drive model that was manufactured for the USA home market and first registered in 1963. Having spent most of its life prior to re-importation in a warm dry climate and with only 67000 odd miles recorded in total, it has survived excellently both externally and internally.
Presented in a lovely hue of dark green, the paintwork appears to be original with only small areas where the expected odd scratch etc have been rectified over the years. As the vendor states, this car has never been rusty or restored. The interior is the same, still original in Dove Grey leather and having never had a radio fitted the dash is un-cut with the original matching wood blanking plate in place and unused standard speaker mount below. There is a small area of discoloration to the driver's seat bolster which seems to be where something was spilt and then cleaned at some point. Easy to recolonise to lose this which the vendor resisted doing as he preferred its originality.
Mechanically the vendor describes the engine as "runs as quiet as a mouse" with the auto gearbox operating as it was designed to, as do all the other mechanics on the car. In fact in 2015 he completed a 1000 odd mile trip through France visiting the famous WW2 sites such as Normandy, all without the car missing a beat.
The car comes complete with a large file of old MOT's, invoices etc etc plus handbooks, manuals and period sales literature, it even has an original American "Pink slip" . The vendor also wants to bring to attention to all perspective owners, the car is so original it is still running as a "positive Earth" car as designed.
With only 7 in total Farina bodied MK3 and 4 Magnettes now left taxed for road use and one more on SORN, these cars are getting exceedingly rare and are increasing in value every day. This is a turn key ready to go car with the vendor placing a new MOT prior to its sale at the auction. Being offered at the sort of reserve that makes it a must buy for any collector or somebody looking for an entry into affordable classic car ownership.
NOTE. Personal plate has been removed now back on the correct Age Related "A" suffix plate and a "Heritage Certificate" for the car is in the paperwork. The original amber front lenses are supplied if the new owner wishes to replace the clear ones with amber bulbs that are currently fitted. MOT now carried out which it passed with flying colours.
TVR 280i "Tasmin" 1984 - If any car epitomised the era of the "Wedge" sport cars it has to be this. Designed by the same man as the Lotus Elite S2 the TVR Tasmin, later to be called a 280i, started TVR's range of this shape car. Fitted for the UK with a Ford V6 2.8 injected engine and offering as a first for TVR, an Automatic option alongside the 4 and 5 speed manual gearboxes. With only just under 1200 V6 engine cars produced over its 7 year production run, they make for a rare but eye catching site on the roads today.
This example is a rare beast indeed, not messed with by any of its owners and apart from a recent set of GAZ shock absorbers (X4), rear suspension springs, rear hatch struts and a full set of silicon water hoses, is completely original.
The metallic grey bodywork shows no signs of delamination or spiders to the fibre glass and is described as very good by the vendor, with only the slightest marks etc. Interior wise the red leather is good with just a small split to one seam on the driver's seat and some areas of dryness that could easily re reconolised on both seats. The dash, door cards, carpets and boot area are all very good. Very unusual for an older fibre glass car is that all the electrics including mirrors windows etc still work!
The vendor states that the engine, gearbox and running gear are all excellent and earlier this year he completed a trouble free tour into Europe. The car comes with a file of old MOTs and receipts helping to back up the low recorded mileage of 58300. With its current MOT until March 2017 this rare TVR is ready to enjoy.
Honda CB400F "Four Hundred Four" - This lovely and mainly original 1976 Honda 400 Four is part of a private collection we have been asked to offer through our future auctions, this particular bike in November.
Honda turned the middleweight bike market on its head when they introduced the CB400F into the UK. Here was a 4 cylinder 400cc bike, that in itself amazed most people, that was more than capable of out running and out handling many of the much larger cc motorcycles on offer from the established manufacturers at the time. Now examples like this are highly sought after and their values are increasing daily.
Having been totally refreshed by its owner but then left in his collection, this bike will need some very mild recommisioning (change the oil and filter, check the tyre pressures etc) prior to use and will make a superb addition to any ones garage especially as having swinging arm mounted footrests marks it out as being an early "first year of production" model. Last registered keeper had it since 1985 and it comes with a stack of old MOT's back to 1998 helping to confirm its low mileage.
UPDATE. The bike has now had its carb's cleaned, fresh petrol, new battery and has passed its UK MOT so is running and riding as it should.
Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Sport 1988 - Needing no introduction this lovely Porsche 911 is in very good condition, its body having received a repaint at some point and now having no more than a couple of minor faults. There is just something so evocative about this shape with its large rear spoiler and low stance. This particular car has "RS Style" colour matched front and rear bumpers but the vendor has the originals if preferred and these will be included in the sale at no extra cost ( collection to be arranged separately), these along with the Fuch alloy wheels add to the overall look of the car.
Interior condition is good with the two tone leather bucket seats in good order. If being really critical (which the vendor is) the carpets are showing signs of wear and if he were keeping it he personally would replace them, but they are still very serviceable. The rear seat back rest pads, for what they are worth, are missing. Not that you can get in the back unless you are a "small" person.
Mechanically it is all good news. With only an average 159K on the clock and a full Porsche and Porsche Specialist history up to 105K , then more stamps at 157K , the 3.2 Litre engine in the back still "pulls like a train" and puts a grin on your face every time you get he chance to use it "properly". No need to rev the hell out of it, just loads of "grunt" in all the gears and that engine noise peculiar to Porsche's famous Flat 6 engine. All helped by this being a late model car so has the later "G50" 5 speed box , so giving a more precise gear change.
The vendor does bring to our attention that all electrics including the front seat adjustment and electric roof etc work but at the moment the electric adjustment on the mirrors has stopped functioning "O" and for the purists, they are actually later 993 Mirrors. He would not be selling the car, but having only covered 2000 miles in the 3 years he has owned it and it sits blocking up the garage, the wife and kids have won the argument and its time for someone else to enjoy the car.
It comes with the history already mentioned, a file of receipts and invoices and is currently MOT'd until May 2017. Offered with a very reasonable reserve so making it a rare opportunity to buy one of Porsche's finest that's ready to go at an affordable price.
NOTE: The vendor has said he will be getting an oil and filter change, plus a check over, prior to selling the car to be sure all is good for the next owner.
BMW 635CSi 1987 - "Eye catching" in this colour is how the vendor describes this lovely example of BMW's flagship 80's Sports Coupe. Equiped with the later 3.5 engine that produced well over 200 horse power, these cars were the ultimate long distant GT cars of their time.
This particular example in radiant "Henna Red" is described as very good in all areas, interior is excellent with no areas of wear. The engine is silky smooth and with only 143K on the clock, barely run in and "on the button" . The automatic gearbox functions as BMW designed it to. General mechanics are all stated to be very good.
With a current MOT till May next year, it is ready to go.
Fiat 600 1971 - This very straight and solid Fiat 600 was recently imported from Europe and is now fully UK registered on its correct UK age related plate.
Very much the under dog to its smaller brother the 500, the 600's drive so much better and with the extra room inside, better engine and much improved gearbox they really do put a smile on your face, while managing to not only scoot about town but loving the twisty bits out of town as well. No they will not set a new land speed records but are more than capable of being used outside the 30mph limits without holding traffic up. With people realising this prices are now on their way up.
This particular car runs and drives very well, the previous owner flying out to buy it in Holland and driving it home. Having driven it 20 odd miles ourself we can agree with him. Body is very solid and polish's nicely while being in a very period hue of green . The interior is useable as is but could easily be improved in places. General mechanics are good as is the engine and gearbox.
So what you have is a very useable classic car that presents well whose interior could be improved over time if required. But is a turn key car wi MOT'd through to the 2nd of February and which comes with loads of reciepts, its original owners books and paperwork.
Jaguar XJS Convertible 1990 *Low Mileage* - This gorgeous XJS Convertible is now entered into our next auction. Now there are plenty of tired examples of these cars out there, this is not one of them and with this in mind, we feel, is being offered with a very sensible reserve.
Its body work and paint is superb, especially in this colour combination. Paint was refreshed by a previous owner who took pictures to prove it was just an asortment of car park dinks etc sustained while owned by a "Senior Citizen". No nasty dents and NO rust. The superb interior is the same story, just a soft reconolisation to the bolsters and that was it, more to feed it than colour.
Coming with not only its original and complete Jaguar tool Kit it also has a Full Service History. In the history is the evidence of a Jaguar Dealer replacing a faulty speedometer at 54000miles with a good used unit that had 7400 miles at fitment, now showing 26000 so a very low total of 72.600 from new. With this in mind it explains why the V12 5.3 engine the car is equiped with, starts first turn of the key and settles instantly into a purr only found with 12 cylinder engines, it is barely run in.
The vendor states every thing as very good and having just had a service and a new MOT really is ready to go and as he says " Its just a lovely thing to own and drive or just look at" what more can you say apart from we make him right!
Matchless G9 500cc Twin 1951 - This lovely 1951 G9 Matchless has been in a private collection and off the road since 1983. It underwent a rebuild over a period of time and is in the same condition now with many new items . As always when a bike has been idle for so many years an amount of recomissioning will be required prior to useage although it does start and run. The original papers have been mis-laid but its registration number is recorded against this bike at DVLA so it will be a simple case of applying for V5 by the new owner.
James Captain 1950 - Having been in a collection since it was restored , unfortunately the vendor has currently mis-placed the papers for this very nice James Motorcycle. The DVLA have confirmed the number plate has not been re-issued and said it should be a straight forward case of filing in the relevant forms and issuing the new V5. especially when backed up with the old tax disc issued in 1960 still on the bike.
Prior to going into the vendors collection this bike was refurbished with new parts where necessary ie new wheel rims and spokes plus tires. It has been stood un-used ever since so will need a level of recommisioning prior to use. Believed to be a 1950 model .
UPDATE : This charming motorcycle has had its carb and fuel pipes cleaned, fresh petrol, timing set and off it went, nows runs like clockwork and moves under its own steam ( well cloud of two stroke smoke).
Royal Enfield 700CC Meteor 1954 - A very pretty Royal Enfield 700 Meteor that has been part of a private collection for a long time. During which we are told it has been rebuilt but never used, including new wheels, tyres etc etc and is now in an overall very good condition. Comes with its original Buff Log book showing the last registered change of ownership as 04.06.1970. You will need to apply to DVLA for a current V5 but DVLA have confirmed that the plate has not been transfered.
UPDATE: WE have had the fuel system cleaned and can confirm this lovely Enfield runs very well
Francis Barnett 'Cruiser 84' 250cc 1961 - This very rare version of a Francis Barnett 250cc a "Cruiser 84" appears to be 100% Complete and ripe for restoration. The vendor states that it does run but will need recomisioning as it has stood as part of a collection since at least 2007 when it was registered to a museum. Comes with a current V5C and a transferable number plate that in itself is worth the reserve price being asked.
UPDATE: We have had the fuel system cleaned,added fresh fuel and confirm this bike now runs very well but does need a battery.
Porsche 911 2.7 "Sports Coupe" 1977 - This stunning 1977 Porsche 911 SC was supplied new to Australia so is an original Right Hand Drive car. When looking at the car it is clear to see that spending the majority of its life from new, in Australia's warm climate, has benefited it enormously with its body and underside being totally rust free and structurally sound, unlike so many Right Hand Drive cars offered on the market today.
With the car is a good history file showing service and maintenance plus an extensive invoice record for new parts etc. dating right back to 2002 when the car was imported to the UK. Recent service and tuning work has been carried out by respected Porsche specialists " Autostrasse " of Coggeshall Essex, including a recent £3000 service and maintanance bill and there's a years MOT on it.
Body work is finished in the much sought after bright silver colour, complimented with a contrasting black interior and features a rare optional electric metal sunroof (fully operational) and although not original, a genuine Porsche Classic Stereo with Radio, CD, and Navigation features.
Equipped with a 2.7 flat six engine and a manual gearbox, this is not only a real drivers machine but a magnificent investment opportunity. Cars as nice as this rare to find and the values of all air cooled 911's are climbing year on year. This car is turnkey, ready to go, would look great in anyone's garage or collection and is definitely better than money in the bank!
PLEASE NOTE: The personal plate will be removed prior to sale and replaced with the original age related plate issued by DVLA. As such it does NOT form any part of nor is it included in the sale contract.
Sold for £38,000.00
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 11 1979 - This beautiful piece of British engineering was ordered when new by the Rolls Royce main dealer in Hong Kong, M. D. Motors. They had it built for their client and as the island still under British rule then, it was built to UK Spec and shipped out to them. While in Hong Kong, M.D.Motors continued to service the car for this owner right up till 1999 when he returned to the UK and bought the car back with him, at this point the car had only covered 33000 miles (it's a small island Hong Kong). Now back in the UK he had the car serviced by his local Rolls Royce specialists up to when the vendor bought it, with only 42000 miles on the clock! The V5 still only shows the one owner since re-importation and the condition of the car is backed up by a massive history file from new.
What can be said about a 37 year old Rolls Royce with only 42000 miles on the clock? It is obviously in an excellent all round condition and the photos do not do it justice. Paint work is next to flaw less with no signs of repairs or damage. The Cardinal red it is finished in is complimented very nicely by the pale sandy brown of its leather interior, The first thing you notice when you open the doors is not only the superb condition of the seats, both front and rear and that smell you only get in an older quality, but the quality of the wood dash and door capping's and their lack of cracking, very rare especially on the dash. They have that lovely well-polished look that only comes over time and you lose if refinished. The front seats have the rare optional head rests fitted. Move into the back and it's the same beautiful condition with the foot rests in place still, look up and the leather headlining appears to be unmarked.
The vendor says that when he drove it back nearly 350 miles the only thing he could fault the car on was it seemed to have a slight "patter" at speed, this was traced to one tyre being out of true so all four were replaced with the right Avons, not a cheap alternative and normal service was resumed. It now drives as it should. All aspects of the car are described as very good, with only the electric aerial not working. The motor turns so probably just a new internal mast required.
The service history on this car is like a book, cataloguing its life from the original order from the Hong Kong dealership, its bill of sale, letters from the shipping company, bills, receipts and invoices for work done and when done, to all its hand books, old MOTs and will have a new MOT prior to sale . Truly a full history, one owner, very low mileage Rolls. A rare find indeed!
Sorry for the poor pictures but the car was blocked in on the day we visited. They do not do it justice.
Fiat 850 Spider 1970 Restoration Project RIGHT HAND DRIVE - Here we have a rare to find Right Hand Drive 1970 Fiat Spider in need of either a brave restoration or an excellent source of parts especially if you want to convert a left hand drive car. Comes with its UK log book and exactly as you see it.
Lancia Appia 1960 Restoration Project - Offered here is a 1960 Lancia Appia that is basically solid and mostly there but in need of total restoration.As you can see by the pictures this is not a weekends work.
Imported by the vendor, himself Italian, he has decided with his increasing age that he needs to reduce his collection of cars and has asked us to help him do so. More details and better pictures will be available when we have collected it from him prior to the auction. Registered onto a UK V5 and offered at a reserve price you could not even pay the transport from Italy for it.
Surely got to be worth saving but otherwise an excellent source of rare parts.
Porsche 356 Speedster Legend Replica - With its stunning Speedster shape from the 50's is this Legend 356. One of the nicest replica cars we have seen.
Finished in Porsche Bright Silver metallic bodywork, a new Mohair hood, period chrome wheels shod with Firestone F560 tyres, period bucket seats in matching grey with red piping and complete with full wet weather side windows.
Equipped with a 1600cc Air-cooled engine fitted with twin carbs, making this car fun to drive especially with its very strong and rigid "Legend" chassis.
Having been in storage for the past 5 years, the vendor has recently had it recommissioned ready for sale including: New battery, front brake callipers and pads, front bearings and gear linkage bush.
The engine was rebuilt with replacement barrels and pistons, new gaskets and seals plus a new clutch slave cylinder. The car comes with a new mot and is ready to enjoy.
In our opinion, one of the nicest things about this 356 replica is it has its own genuine patina to the body and interior which makes it look and feel authentic. Not to be confused with a lot of the inferior replica's on offer today.
Alvis "Special" 1961 - In 2008 this intriguing and potent special was fitted with an overhauled 1969 5.7 litre V8 Chevrolet Small Block 350 (the work including fitment of a new stage 2 camshaft, pistons, valves, bearings etc. coupled to a "virtually new" Muncie 4-speed gearbox, new Holley carburettor, distributor, alternator and starter motor) with competition use in mind. Due to a change of plans the car has seen very little use and only on public roads. Built around a sound TD21 Series 2 chassis, the body is of aluminium whilst the car features disc brakes, front and rear anti-roll bars, PAS, 20 gallon stainless fuel tank, high efficiency aluminium radiator, Centreforce dual clutch and flywheel, Smiths instruments by Caerbont, twin Patriot side exhausts and 15? x 7? Jaguar D-Type style alloys fitted with Kumho Solus KH15 V rated (150mph) tyres.The car is equipped to UK Motor Sport Association requirements for Sprint and Speed Hill Climb competition. Offered with Swansea V5, hood and sidescreens, it is tax exempt and MOT till April 2017
Aston Martin DB7 Vantage V12 - Being first registered in September 2004 and with production finishing in December 2004 , this superb example of Aston Martin's DB7 Vantage is one of the last of the model registered here in the Uk and is described by the vendor as "Excellent in all aspects and benefits from the expensive optional Carbon Fibre trimed interior while looking stunning in its contrasting silver grey metallic exterior over black and carbon interior".
Purchased by him 5 years ago, the car was lightly used for two years and since then has been stored and up kept by a famous local classic car specialist, only coming out to be run up to temperature and system checked, plus turning the tyres to stop flat spots forming. on SORN and the . A full appraisal has been carried out in house by the specialist and the car has been given a 100% clean bill of health plus a new MOT so is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.
Coming complete with the valuable cherished plate V12 CCA and offered at a very sensible reserve, i promiss you that the moment you press the red start button and hear its V12 Motor bark into life you will fall in love with this car!
Triumph TR6 1973 - A superb example of this iconic British sport Car. This Triumph TR6 was first registered in October 1973 and is finished in its original colour of Emerald Green. Bodywork on the car is excellent and displays exceptional panel gaps throughout.
Interior is also excellent with its original steering wheel and seats still in place. The convertible hood is mohair and both that and the tonneau cover that comes with the car, are in splendid order with no rips or tears.
On the road and aided by the gearbox having over-drive, this TR cruises comfortably at motorway speeds but its spiritual home is on the twisty bits. This is where its taught chassis, backed up by that superb engine up front and its well matched ratios in the gearbox, come to life and where you come to realise just why these cars are so sought after today.
So if you are looking for a UK spec, right hand drive TR6 with a great body, lovely paint and interior, with good all round mechanics you really should view this car as the photos do not do it justice! Recorded mileage is just under 77000 and there are recent bills for a general maintance service in March this year (£988.80) and for a new Bosch fuel pump in Septhember (£450) so its ready for the next owner to cherish and enjoy.
BMW E30 320i Cabriolet 1990 - This superb BMW E30 320i Cabriolet is in the sort of condition that cars with half its mileage and age would like to be in. Its metallic "Calypso Red" paintwork and the rare leather Recaro interior are both excellent for a car that is 25 years old and still original. The paint has no more than a few little marks and the contrasting biscuit coloured leather interior is in good condition, just some wear on the passenger seat bolster.
Its 2 litre 6 cylinder engine may have covered 205,000 miles but runs smoothly with no smoke or rattles and shows how well this car has been cared for. Presented complete with its original full tool kit, it's rare to find glove box torch, service and owners books and the non-original wheels you see will be replaced by the original 4 x 7×15 BMW cross spoke wheels (pictured separately) to return the car to 100% original
The vendor reports all areas of the car to be very good. He has placed a very sensible reserve on the car to allow the market to decide its value. . E30 BMW's are fast becoming some of the most collectable cars of their Era and hard to find in this original condition, definitely one for the collection. With an MOT long into next year its ready to go.
Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 1984 - Do not confuse this stunning 1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit with the usual fare offered for sale.
Supplied new by Jack Barclay Rolls Royce to the Sultan of Brunei's personal horse trainer then owned for the last year by the vendor, himself a famous Artist. This iconic car has only covered a mere 64,000 cosseted miles in its 32 years, with the mileage being backed up with a full Rolls Royce service history, if not by its superb over all condition. Along with its history comes a full set of owner handbooks, sales brochures and even the original bill of sale.
Even more rare and desirable is that it has its original Rolls Royce Valet kit which is complete and un-used in its leather case! Plus its dealer supplied from new Rolls Royce car cover and I quote "so as not to get dusty when parked at Ascot"!
Body work is undamaged and highly polished as you would expect from a car that has been chauffeur driven most of its life and the interior is the same quality, un-marked and coming complete with its rare telescopic shot glasses and very rare to find Burrwood cup holder plus ashtray and picnic tables.
The vendor reports that this car drives as good as new, is "Excellent" in all aspects and if it was not for an up-coming project that he needs space for, there is no way he would be offering it for sale. So if you want a beautiful Rolls Royce that comes with everything and more, this is it.
Currently MOT'd through to February next year it is ready to go to its new owner
BMW 525i E28 saloon "Restoration Project " - Having been off the road since approximately 1988, this now rare 525i version of BMW's E28 saloon. First registered in October 1983 the recorded mileage is only 98,000 but there is no evidence to back this up and the car is being offered as a restoration project.
The vendor says that when he first obtained it after standing for so long, it was a non-runner that turned out to need a new ECU for the fuel injection. Probably why the car was left in the first place due to the cost of new ones back in 1988! The motor now runs well with no nasty noises etc apart from the fan belt squeals on the odd occasion. The exhaust is good and the gearbox seems to select all gears as it should (not been driven other than on a private road at reduced speeds). The brakes work but are low and it needs a new battery. Tyres need replacement due to age and cracking, alloys are nice.
The body work is surprisingly sound with just one rear door showing signs of bubbling on its lower corner. The worse bit is the front valance below the front bumper that is badly corroded but not beyond repair. The bonnet has a small dent on its "nose" corresponding with a front bumper that has sustained slight damage. Otherwise the paint has various scratches etc throughout and really should be considered as needing a respray but up to the new owner. Underneath looks again to be very sound with no holes etc.
Interior wise the driver's seat has suffered the usual problem all early 80's BMW's had with this material and worn prematurely, otherwise the other seats are very good, as are door trims etc.
All four electric windows were working but one has now stopped. The overhead warning panel operates as do all the lighting, horn etc around the car but the speedo console, again a very common fault, has suffered with the "leaking battery syndrome" ( Google it) and only partially works.
All in all well worth saving and offered with a very realistic reserve as these cars are now rare and values increase daily. No MOT so cannot be driven away.
Chevrolet "Silverado" C10 Stepside Truck 1978
- Rare to find with a "Step-side" this 1978 Chevy truck has spent most of its life in St Tropez which helps to explain its rust free condition.
Equipped with a 5.7 litre V8 and a 4 speed automatic transmission plus again rare to find twin fuel tanks, making it perfect for the drive back from France the vendor made after purchase and in his words "it puts a smile on your face every time you drive it"
Prior to purchase the paint work was refreshed, the engine and gearbox were rebuilt and the interior received a new seat and carpets, making it in the very nice condition you see today.
One of the most striking features of the truck is not only the way it drives with power steering and power brakes to assist, but how good it is underneath with no signs of any rust or nasty repairs. Oh, and then there is the exhaust note! Not over loud just that glorious rumble only an American V8 can make.
Coming complete with its French papers, a UK MOT and a Nova certificate, it is ready to be registered on to UK plates if purchased by a UK buyer and ECCA are more than happy to assist in this process. Alternatively we are happy for a small fee to carry out the registration on your behalf.
Fiat 500D "Transformabile" 1964 - Back in 1960 Fiat launched the Fiat 500D as a replacement for the outgoing model the Nuova 500. While retaining the outgoing models "suicide doors" they decided to replace the full length folding roof with one that only folded halfway, apart from that is on the rare model they called the "Transformable" making this model particularly sought after and very collectable today.
Here we have a lovely example. Built in 1964 and restored approximately 10 years ago by an Italian Coachbuilder in Italy who rebuilt the engine, the interior and painted the body. Today the paint work is still very presentable with only minor imperfections. In fact all the original glass is still in place and is clear with only very fine hairline marks. All exterior trim is present, correct and in good condition and complimented by new chrome bumpers.
The interior is still in great condition and it even the original over mats are present with only light marks. The engine starts with no hesitation, settles down to a nice even tick over and when on the road pulls cleanly, making the most of the 17hp that its 499cc produces. All the electrics work correctly and the overall mechanics are described as very good and there is a current UK MOT until 21st April 2017.
Having watched and seen what other examples have sold for,this car is being offered with a very reasonable reserve and would complement any collection while increasing in value year on year.
Datsun 240Z Automatic 1974 - Back in the early 70's Ford Escorts were king of the hill when it came to Rallying until that is, that Japanese car company "Datsun" who made good reliable but boring cars for their non-domestic market, launched their Datsun 240Z model. It shook the world of rallying and introduced a new level that raised the bar for all other road going sport cars at the time!
This stunning looking coupe was barely any more to buy at the time than an MGB! Powered by a straight six engine producing 150 plus horsepower, equipped with independent suspension all round and a very well equipped cabin, it was soon out selling all its competitors and now today is one of the most desirable Japanese cars on the classic car market.
This particular car is a 1974 Left Hand Drive 3 owners from new example that was discovered in Bordeaux France by the vendor. After purchase he then had a very enjoyable drive back to the UK with no problems, all at a "Legal" speed of course! Its bodywork is rust free and in good order throughout as it's the interior that appears to be original.
What makes this car even rarer is it comes with the optional 3 speed automatic gearbox (the vendor tells us that no more than 10% were automatics). Both the engine and gearbox are very good as are all the other mechanics. Sold with its French papers, UK MOT and Nova so ready to be registered by its new owner. ECCA are more than happy to advise or for a small fee, register on behalf of the new owner if staying here in the UK.
Ford Escort MK1 2 Door 1968 - This superb and rare to find Escort Mk1 2 door was a rust free, never welded, but standard 1300L until its then owner in France decided to uprate it to 1300GT Spec and beyond. The engine had a tuned GT head fitted with a 4 branch exhaust manifold, GT inlet manifold and carb plus a high lift cam shaft and performance exhaust which sounds lovely. 1300GT Suspension was fitted all round and (sensibly) with all the extra performance the brakes were upgraded to have the GT brake servo and front discs. Bucket seats were fitted in place of the original front seats.
Prior to the new owner bringing it into the UK he had to travel to various other parts of France, so being impressed with how this car drove he used it to make the trip and reports that it was "Blinding, never missed a beat and excellent fun" Oh and did i mention "sounds lovely!"
Now here in the UK and being offered complete with a UK MOT, French papers and a fresh NOVA, it is ready to be registered onto UK roads if sold to a UK Buyer, which ECCA would be happy to advise how to do, or for a small fee would do it on their behalf.
BMW 728i E23 1980 - This lovely condition BMW 728 E23 has only 58,600 miles recorded on its odo meter, unfortunately a previous owner has lost the history so all the vendor can say is its MOT history helps to back this up showing how little use it has actually had. The eagle eyed amongst you might recognise this car as it featured in both the TV series "Luther" and "Ashes to Ashes".
Originally registered to BMW UK then two owners since its body work is very good with no rust and the mechanics have just been recommissioned including items such as new brake master cylinder and brake pads and is described as driving very well. All other mechanical items are also very good.
Interior is original and again its condition backs up the low recorded miles, it even still has its original Blaupunkt stereo that works along with its electric aerial. All other electrics function as intended and the only thing the vendor is aware of being changed are the headlights that have been up graded to the later "Halo style".
These early E23 BMW's make for a cracking classic car you can use or show ( or both) and now rare to find as nice as this. MOT'd until May next year so ready to go.
Ford Escort MK5 1.6i Cabriolet - Fresh out of long term storage and with only 37,000 miles showing on the clock (NOTE : History lost but MOT's to back up this mileage, but cannot otherwise be proved). This very straight and basically rust free MK5 Escort Cabriolet benefits from being powered by the later to this model, 1.6 Injection Double Over Head Cam engine giving it spirited performance especially when coupled as it is, to Fords smooth to use 5 speed gearbox.
Body work is very straight with only the odd minor mark here and there. Interior is excellent and comes with central locking and electric windows. The manually operated roof (less to go wrong) is in fair shape, no nasty holes but beginning to shrink with age (it has been on there for over 22 years!)And has one hole the size of a ball point pen tip. But is still water tight, presentable and useable.
The car will be receiving a year's MOT prior to the auction date so all the mechanicals will be good as will all the electric, lights etc. Wheels and tyres are good with plenty of tread and no major kerbing.
While still affordable the MK5 will be the next Escort to see prices rise as they are now old enough to carry the label of "Retro" to the masses of people whose Mum or Dad had one when they were kids and low mileage good condition examples are few and far between.
Rover 3500 P6 Automatic 1972 - Every now and then you see a car that makes you think" Where has that been all its life? This 1972 Rover P6 3500 is one of those cars.
With only 72618 recorded miles on the clock and with a service history that fills its service book to back that up, it can only be described as Excellent in fact the exterior that is the only part of the car that has been restored is described by the vendor as "As New" a major claim for any car that is over 40 years old!
Interior is completely original, the black leather is lovely and gives off that welcoming smell only old leather can give. While showing little or no wear but having that lovely and correct aged finish. All the electrics internally are correct and fully functioning as are the external electrics too.
Mechanically all aspects again are described as "excellent" with the engine starting instantly, the big V8 up front still pulling as strongly as the day it left the factory and the Automatic gearbox changing smoothly and correctly.
Coming with a current MOT this car is ready to go, would grace any ones collection or garage and represents a rare opportunity to buy a P6 this good.
Mercedes 250 SE Coupe 1967 - Having lived in the sun in France most of its life and having only had 3 French owners, this lovely example of a Mercedes 250SE Coupe, has survived remarkably well. Then with the vendor driving it back to the UK with no problem, it's fair to say all the mechanics are in good order.
The engine is exceedingly quiet in operation and its "Manual" gearbox changes gear smoothly. No nasty clunks or noises.
Its White body colour and black roof have been refreshed at some point to a high standard and the exterior chromes are in excellent order. Internally things are also good with some signs or wear but all complete and very nice. However, the vendor has drawn our attention to the fact there are some scratches to the windscreen glass and a side window glass, they may well polish but he has not tried.
Offered with a UK MOT, full French papers and a UK NOVA certificate, it's ready to be registered in the UK by a UK buyer. ECCA are more than happy to advise on this process or for a small fee can complete on behalf of the new owner.
Citroen XM Exclusive Turbo Diesel 1999 NO RESERVE - Believe it or not there now only 10 Citroen XM Exclusive TD Auto's left registered for road use in the UK, so rarer than an AC Cobra!!
This particular example has only had 3 owners and covered low miles for a diesel Citroen. Exterior apart from a few marks on the front bumper and one mirror casing is exceedingly straight and being made out of galvanised steel as this model was, rust free.
Its luxury leather interior with electricaly adjusted and heated seats, windows, central locking, air con and a electric glass sunroof etc (even the center arm rest between the front seats is electrically adjusted!) is in superb virtually un-marked condition.
The engine and engine bay are spotless, again not what you would expect from a Diesel. The engine fires up straight away and once on the move, is very smooth and quiet in operation. Our staff member that collected it said" That really is a nice drive and a nice place to be. The auto gear box operates correctly and once in top, 70 mph comes up at 2000 revs so very economical."
This vastly underrated and under-priced future classic Citroen has its hand books in the original folder, some history and bills. It came in to a Citroen Specialist in part exchange and he does say that the previous owner was a known client and although there are no bills, he was told a cam belt change and a service were recently carried out and as previously said, looking at how clean it is under the bonnet, it must have been regularly looked after.MOT'd until 10th of January 2017
Offered with NO RESERVE so have a look and make your own mind up.
Morris Marina 1.8 Coupe 1972 - Being first registered in 1972 this lovely and now very rare 1.8 Marina coupe is a true survivor from the days of trade unions and British Leyland. Complete with just about all the 70's add on extras that were available back then. The overall condition of the exterior is good with just some minor bubbling under the paint at the base of the front windscreen on one corner and with the paintwork having received attention at some time in its life, is bright and shiny. Interior is totally original and in very good condition throughout and having never had a radio fitted, the dash is un-cut and un-cracked.
Under the bonnet is where the surprise is. Apart from the lack of corrosion, a very clean engine bay and the newly fitted electronic ignition, you will find an MGB engine which according to the vendor, produces apx. 82 BHP and makes this Marina so much more fun to drive. Starting instantly every time and pulling well through all the gears while giving the car a much better and less stressed cruising speed on motorways and dual carriageways.
Over all mechanics are also very good with £700 being spent recently on a new wiper motor, clutch slave cylinder, steering rack and track rod ends plus rear brake shoes, pipes and wheel cylinders all for its MOT in June this year so current MOT is until June 2017.
Coming with its hand books, old MOTs, bills and other various paper work this car really would make an unusual addition to any collection or an excellent first classic to take to the shows.
Triumph Dolomite 1500 SE 1980 - "1979 saw the introduction of the Dolomite SE, of which 2163 were built. The bodyshell was of the basic 1500 (single headlamps) but the interior was fitted with luxury trim including burr walnut dashboard and door cappings (the dashboard was the same style as fitted to that of the Dolomite 1300), grey velour seats and matching carpet. All the cars were painted black with wide silver stripes running full length, with the letters "SE" at the end of the rear wing. The SE also sported a front spoiler and Spitfire style road wheels"
This delightfull example is one of only 10 Dolomite 1500 SE's left on UK roads. Complete with all its original SE extras and described as very good in all areas, with a very small amount of work, could be a very unusual show car.
Engine and engine bay are both very clean with the engine starting easily and once warm, pulls cleanly through the twin carburettors, giving suprisingly brisk perfomance when pressed. Gearbox and clutch are both smooth in operation and the exhaust has recently been replaced with a stainless steel item.
Interior is very good and even still has the original Unipart radio fitted. Rear seats look too of never been sat on and fronts not far behind. The door cappings could do with the varnish renewing to bring up to the standard of the rest of the interior but the dash wood is excellent.
The original black extrior still polishes up nicely with no major damage etc and the SE stripes are complete. Original dealer stickers are still on front and rear screens.
Coming with a new MOT prior to auction and with a lot of old MOT's so ready for its new owner.
Ford Escort 1.6LX Auto 1992 - A modern classic in the making is this low mileage and lovely condition Ford. Having been family owned, wife the husband, from new. Until the current owner bought it from the family estate. Unfortunately the son that was the executor of the will could not find the history etc for his parent's car so although the very low mileage of 59K recorded on the clocks appears correct, there is no history supplied with the car. What there is is VOSA show on their records that in 2006 the car had covered 49171 miles, that is where their records start, then from there you can see the mileage slowly move up.
As you can see the overall condition of the car is very good. With its red paint in very good order with no rust or damage. The engine benefits from being the 1600cc unit that pulls it along nicely and the gearbox works as designed. The current owner has used it for a couple of longer trips where it performed admirably and returned good economy at motorway speeds.
The grey/blue velour interior is very good with little sign of wear and all the electrics function well and there is a current MOT through to May next year. As with all Fords of this Era they are teetering on becoming "Classics" in the real sense and the best ones to invest in are cars like this, standard and in very good order and with prices are rising accordingly.
Mercedes 300SL Convertible 1991 - Needing no introduction these early 90's mercedes convertibles are probably one of the best buys on the market today giving "soft top" motoring in a quality car for a rediculously low price, but this is all begining to change with nice examples now going up in value and becoming very sought after by those in the know.
This particular car is definately in that category, not only being finished in what a lot of people consider to be the best colour combination of a silver exterior over a full black leather interior, but with only 94910 miles on the clock and having been owned last by a very particular member of the Mercedes Owners Club.
The exterior is imaculate with little or no signs of usage and complimented by a colour matched hard top and a brand new last year, set of genuine Mercedes alloy wheels shod with expensive Continental tyres. The electrically operated black soft top is in superb order and is fully fuctioning.Interior is more of the same with unlike most offerings, lovely supple and un-damaged leather that has obviously been "fed" regularly.Again the previous owner was not happy with the carpets and kick plates so these were also changed last year for new items. Coming fully loaded with options including air conditioning and cruise control all of which function correctly.
The three liter engine fitted to this car manages to strike a lovely balance of delivering a nice punch when needed but still giving good fuel economy with the automatic gearbox changing smoothly. All other mechanical functions are very good. Supplied with the car is the original owners pack, service history and old MOT's plus the current MOT which is until March next year.
This really is a fantastic example of this appreciating classic and not to be confused with a lot of other lesser cars on offer today. One to buy and keep for sure.
Armstrong Siddeley 12-6 Saloon 1933 - Having purchased this car in 1997 the vendors father spent many an hour tinkering in the garage, making what was already a good car, better. Unfortunately in 2008 he passed away and left this and the rest of his collection to his son. Since then, other than being run out on the odd occaision to keep everything free and operational, it has remained where he parked it. Having decided that it was time for it to go we are proud the vendor has chosen us to do this for him.
The car in question is a very rare model 1933 Armstrong Siddeley 12- 6 Model, designating it as having a 12hp 6 cylinder engine.Previous to the vendors father purchasing it, it had under gone a full restoration and is still in excellent condition externally. The interior trim shows slight signs of dryness to the seat leather, or "Patina" as its often called, otherwise is very nice with all the rear blinds, exit handles etc in place. Mechanically it is spot on and would need very little re-comissioning if any acording to the vendor, prior to use. The 6 cylinder engine and its "pre-select" gearbox both operate well and it brakes in a straight line. Obviously you do have to remember it is a Vintage car and should be treated as such.
The other notable thing about this car is its history file with invoices, bills of sale etc stretching right back over its lifetime, complete with old pictures of its restoration at the end of the 80's. 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.
Mercedes CL500 2001 - This beautiful Mercedes CL500 has only a recorded mileage of 54656 on the odometer and when looking at its (partial) history and its MOT history, is believed genuine. Presented in Mercedes Titanium Silver and with its full leather interior trim in contrasting black, its is one of the most popular combinations apealing to most people.
As with most of these top of the range Coupes it comes fully equiped with most of the refinements available when it was produced, including things like key lkess entry, soft close doors and boot, stop start button mounted on the gear lever knob, electric/heated/memory front seats, air con, cruise, auto headlights, active suspension etc etc etc etc the list goes on! Also fitted are a set of 18? AMG alloys with excelent Bridgestone tyres all round ( 245/45 Front 275/45 rear)
Having covered such low miles and only having one previous keeper it is in "Amazing" condition and comes with its original tool and first aid kits, 2 keys and an MOT until october 2017 so is truly ready to go. All at a reserve price that if sold at would not buy you a half decent family saloon. Figure that??
Jaguar E type Series 111 5.3 1972 - Having not seen the light of day since 2007 when the current owners father sadly passed away, we are happy to of been asked to market this beautiful piece of British motoring history. This 3 owner 5.3 V12 Series 111 E type was first registered in 1972 and still with less than 40K on the clock. It is in superb all round condition with the original interior having just the right amount of patina to look correct but not worn or tatty. Mechanically it is superb but, unfortunately the previous owner 17 years ago had a van drive into the front of the car damaging the bonnet, rad etc and back in the day, with parts being very expensive but much lower car values, the insurance company deemed it a "Category C" damaged car so it is listed on HPI.
At this point the sellers father, who himself was a salvage dealer, bought the car and had it professionally repaired using only genuine parts, these totaled in excess of £4000 , then painted to factory finish. You would never know it had been damaged .
As you can see by the title and what makes this car unusual, apart from its mileage and it's a UK Right Hand Drive car that has not been rusty! Is it an Automatic transmission model which according to the owner, makes the whole driving experience even better as he says " you don't drive it like a race car so why bother with a heavy clutch and clunky gearbox?"
Coming complete with a massive history file, old MOT's, bills of sale, invoices and reciepts all backing up its very low recorded miles of just over 34000 Now with a new MOT and with the reserve price set at a very sensible price for such a beautiful car, one that more than compensates for its insurance claim if that even wories you?
Austin 16 1946 - With its new for this model, 4 cylinder 2199cc engine producing 67hp helping to make the Austin "Sixteen" a good choice when looking for a post war classic car that you can use on today's road, these cars are rarely offered for sale.
Here we have a lovely non restored example of this model that was first registered in 1946.The vendor, who has owned it for the last 8 years, states its condition as "good" in all areas. Now taking into account that it has not been stripped to its bones at any point, its condition is actually very nice with areas of patina concurrent with its age. This car is one to be used and enjoyed.
Its black and maroon bodywork is solid with that deep lustre only coming with older paintwork while its brown leather and cloth interior reminds of how things used to be done by Austin, before the days of British Leyland. General mechanics are good with the engine pulling well and all other functions operating properly.
Offered here with a very sensible reserve price. To be used as is or with some minor improvements, be ready for next year's show season.
Mercedes 350SL 1972 - Still one of the prettiest Mercedes sports cars produced and instantly recognised, if you buy an R107 Model you will have to get used to hearing "Nice Merc" when you're out in it.
This very pretty early example has been well maintained by its owners with anybody work needed being rectified throughout its life so now is in good overall condition but just a few blemishes. Interior is the same. The interiors on all Mercedes of this era are not known for their longevity but this cars two tone interior is original and just need s a little tidying.
The level of engineering quality that Mercedes poured into these cars means that on the whole, unless abused, the engine gearbox and transmission are not normally a problem and this car is no different with its 3500cc V8 engine being very good and still pulling strongly while the other areas of the transmission are good too. All other functions, apart from the electric aerial, work correctly.
Coming with its colour matched hard top, a good soft top and an MOT this car is being offered with a reserve set at half of what we have seen comparable cars being sold for so someone is going to get a bargain!!
Mercedes 280e 1993 - Fast becoming a popular choice for the person that wants a classic car, one that can take the kids to school during the week and then to do the car shows in at the weekend, the 280e Mercedes ticks all the boxes and currently, at a ridiculously low price. The 6 cylinder engines are famed for the prodigious mileage they will do when maintained and after the corrosion problems of the 80's, these marked a return to Mercedes quality.
This particular car was registered to Mercedes from 93 to 94 when it was sold to its first private owner who then owned it until it was passed on to his son in his will. He then sold it to its current owner along with the fathers other car which he has kept and is offering this one at a low reserve. There was one other twist in the tale. When he HPi'd the car it showed as Cat C due to a claim in 2011. When asking the son if he knew this he claimed that the car had never had a claim while in his father's ownership. The vendor then contacted various insurance companies etc that said they had no knowledge of a claim either. As a final go, he contacted Waterhouse Mercedes, who had serviced the car throughout its life and they did indeed find records of it having a new back bumper (only), in 2011. So that has to be it, you can deduce that the cost of a new rear bumper being supplied and fitted by Mercedes against the value of the car, resulted in it having a Cat C marker put on it!
The overall exterior condition is very good, with just some slight lacquer peel in places and some corrosion to the road wheels. Interior is also good, again just some minor cracks on a facia panel. Engine wise everything is very good, with 159K on the clock it is just about run in and has always been serviced (Last service was at 156978 in 2015). The automatic transmission is very good as well, operating as designed, in fact the overall condition of the running gear is stated as very good.
With its MOT current through to March next year and with its mechanics etc being all good, this is ready to go. A bit of class for less than a bad holiday for two in Benidorm, figure that?
Ford Zephyr Mk2 "Low Line" Manual with Overdrive 1961 - This last year of production for the MK2 Zephyr has previously been in long term ownership, during which time had under gone a full refresh to its body work, addressing any problems on the way and becoming the lovely example you see today. Unfortunately due to a loss in the family it is now looking for a new owner that will cherish it in the same way.
As already mentioned its bodywork is lovely and with new paint that was done a while back, so has lost that "just done" look. The vendor says there were no major areas of rust in the first place, just tired 50 year old paint that had its share of chips and scratches. Chrome work is very good all round and the look of the car is complimented by a set of brand new period "white wall" tyres and the much sought after front screen visor. The car sits nicely with the correct stance and no sign of the back end drooping.
Inside needed nothing more than a clean with its original seat covers etc being left in place and still considering their age, in excellent condition. It would be a shame to lose that originality for just a couple of nicks here and there. Dash is very nice with the rectangular set up peculiar to the "Low Line" model this is. Carpets, door panels etc are nice with just a small amount of ageing apparent on the steering wheel.
Engine wise all is excellent with the 2553cc engine starting instantly and soon settling into a smooth tick over. On the road it behaves as designed, pulling nicely through all the gears, no nasty noises. Brakes, well the are 1961 brakes and need a good shove, but are more than up to the job and stop in a straight line, helped by the new tyres all round .
Electrics work all round but unfortunately someone broke the areal so that has been removed and so has the heater blower. This car is a superb example of a much loved and admired car. Values are going up daily and nice cars are hard to find especially at the very sensible level the vendor has set the reserve at. So weather it's a show car, an investment of a useable classic that is easy to up-keep you are looking for, this one ticks all the boxes. Mot'd until June next year so ready to go.
Kaiser Jeep Cargo "Ex Vietnam war" 1968 - One thing comes to mind when you see this sort of truck. "If it could talk, I wonder what it would tell you about what it had seen and done."
Having served its time In Vietnam before being shipped over to end its service life here in the UK, before being sold off. This superb condition Kaiser Jeep has been lovingly re-equipped by the vendor with most of its period fittings and had the damaged original engine replaced with a more powerful and "user friendly" Perkins diesel, complete with the correct 4 speed manual gearbox. He also fitted a new canvas top, new canvas seats, new twin batteries and the very hard to find back canvas complete with sleeping area. While thoroughly recommissioning the whole Jeep.
Now what you have is a very rare beast that is ready for the shows or just scaring the b-Jesus out of the locals. So much history and so much fun for so little money!! Comes with a current MOT and is correctly registered on a Historic so tax free number plate.
MG MGA 1500 Roadster 1955 Right Hand Drive - Having been fully restored in New Zealand prior to the vendor buying it and shipping to the UK to become part of his collection, this very very pretty car is a great example of this sought after British Sports car.
Being an NZ car it has never been rusty and is an original Right Hand Drive car, not a converted Left Hand Drive like so many offered on the market today. Being powered by MG's 1500cc unit, which was reconditioned during the restoration, coupled to a 4 speed manual gearbox, the vendor describes it as excellent for the engine and transmission, with it being show quality under the bonnet.
The interior was fully retrimed with light brown leather that contrasts nicely with the white exterior of the bodywork, this includes not only the seats but door trims and dash roll as well. The dash itself received the same level of attention with any faults being rectified and is now gorgeous. Its black convertible hood, complete with side screen, was renewed so the back window is crystal clear.
On the road, everything functions as it should with brakes, electrics and general mechanics all being very good. Tyres are all new being replaced at the same time the road wheels were restored.
While not registered for the UK yet, the vendor has all the relevant paperwork to do so onto the correct historic number plate and is more than happy to guide you through the process, so you would be the only registered keeper here in the UK .
BMW E30 325i Cabriolet Automatic 1991 - You would have to look long and hard to find a better example of an E30 325i Cabriolet than the one we have here. Its current owner had no intention of selling it and was bringing it up to show standards before loosing his winter storage. On finally locating a suitable car he had the interior professionally retrimed in a high quality leather and the result is superb. Only the original steering wheel shows so signs of wear.
Next attention was turned to the bodywork which recieved again a very high quality re-spray in the original quality paint and is set off by many new chrome pieces , exterior fittings etc that were replaced where needed. The body kit was fully removed to confirm there were no horrors lurking beneath it, there were not so after being painted the body kit was then replaced. The original roof is still in place and in very good order, just the rear window begining to yellow. Mechanically all was checked and if needed, replaced but as the car had been maintained so well, borne out by the file of papers that come with it and with a sensible mileage of 131K on the clock, not a lot needed doing past new tyres.
Engine is BMW's excellent 6 cylinder 325 injection unit, producing more than enough power for most people and backed up by their smooth changing automatic transmission. These are both capable of doing prodigous miles if maintained and the both units in this car behave as if just left the factory. Electrics are all fully functioning and in good order.
So now we have an excellent condition throughout 1991 325i BMW that with its MOT till July next year is ready to go. You might find cheaper but with prices up year on year , doubt you will find better.
Studebaker Business Coupe 1947 - Just waiting for further details but what can be said is that this recently imported from Texas 1947 "Studie Business Coupe" is rare in the States and just about un-seen on UK roads. Chosen to import by the vendor specifically for its great body work and its "Flat head Six" motor. He now needs the space and to free up the capitol so this and Lot 167 which is his also, are to go.
Morris 8 1936 - Having been sourced and imported from New Zealand to be part of a private collection that is now being reduced in numbers, this nice Morris 8 is a rust free Right Hand Drive car that is described as " A good little runner" and has been used the odd time when its owner fancied a ride out in something old, kind of the go to car that always started.
Its Black and Blue body is exactly thatr being a little bruised here and there, but very solid and polishes up well and is complimented by a very nice condition blue leatheret interior.
This lovely example of British pre- war cars is mot and tax exempt and ideal for some one that wants a good solid first classic car they can up keep themself and improve as they go. It will need to be registered here in the UK but the vendor has all the relevant documents and is happy to assist the new owner with this process if required.
This very pretty 1979 MG Midget was subject to a full restoration a few years back and still presents very well today. Body wise apart from a couple of places requiring slight attention, the paint is bright and shiny with the interior still being very good. The dash with its traditional clocks, is in very good condition as is the renewed when restored soft top. In the boot is all good as are the inner wings etc under the bonnet. Comes with its toneau cover, new tryres and a stainless exhaust all being recently fitted.
The 1500cc engine fires at first ask, soon warms off choke then settles to a nice tick over. On the road it gives a surprisingly spirited performance, with its short throw 4 speed gear box being ideally geared to add to the fun. When you chuck in its handling capabilities as well, you can understand why these diminutive cars are so popular and with their easy to live with mechanicals, make such a good classic car not only for the home maintenance enthusiast but for entry into classic car ownership.
MG Midget 1979 - There is a folder full of bills invoices etc dating back years, plus old MOT's and the original owners handbook , so lots of history and a fresh mot.
Mercedes 500SEC 1984 - Although described by the vendor as a rolling restoration this particular car is better than that. In fact mechanically it is spot on with just some rectification to the body work required.
As with many Mercedes of this era the rear arches are beginning to suffer at the ends, more so on the right than the left, but again i have seen far worse. The lacquer has begun to go on the roof and boot lid and there is a small area of corrosion on the leading edge of the bonnet, under the paint but that's about it. Otherwise she is solid as a rock and pretty much dent free.
Interior wise the leather trim is all good needing no more than a good clean and treating and is fitted with a very expensive MOMO steering wheel. Carpets are all good as are the roof lining and door cards. So no real problems there.
Mechanically again, typical Mercedes and almost bomb proof. With the sought after 5litre engine up front, its more than capable of cruising all day long at high (70mph) speed and in comfort. The vendor still uses this car daily and in his words "would go to Cornwall in it without a thought" With 131366 currently showing and with a full history up to 119000 (there has been another service since when the water pump was also changed but no invoice or stamp) its hardly suprising the engine is so good as these will see 200000 miles plus and not even notice it.
All electrics are good, but the drivers window is temperamental if lowered further than half way and the driver's seat electric control switch has lost its buttons but still operates correctly. As you can see in the pictures it comes fitted with expensive Lorinser alloys shod with almost new tyres all round.
What makes this Mercedes interesting, apart from its low reserve price is that the vendor says it was previously owned by the boxer Billy Walker (aka "Golden Boy") who fought people like Henry Cooper while challenging for various British and European Heavy weight boxing championships.
Offered with a very attractive reserve, a rare model in a rare colour , road worthy and with a famous owner in its past, its got to be worth a look !
Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2+2 1968 RHD - From the pictures you can see this lovely Series 2 E-Type has been in storage since it arrived here in the UK from New Zealand where it has been part of a private collection.
The red body work is rust free and very straight with nice quality paint and need little more than a good polish. Interior is in the popular black leather and is very good through out, again some detailing would not go amiss but this is not to be confused with a restoration project, it is far removed from that and well within the realms of a private man with a polish cloth.As you can see the correct wire wheels are fitted and in good condition as are all four tyres.
The 4.2 6 cylinder engine fires instantly and settles to that Jaguar purr loved by all. The vendor reports that the 4 speed manual transmission operates correctly with a nice clutch action, while that 4.2 engine pulls strongly through out the rev range with good oil pressure and correct water temperature. The general mechanics are all good and the electrics operate correctly.
Coming with all the relevant paper work to register on the road here in the UK and with which the vendor is more than happy to assist you with. This car gives and represents a good oportunity to own a Series 2 E Type that is right hand drive, in a popular colour combination, not been rusty and as always so damn good looking!
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Ford Thunderbird 1955 (TBC) - Fresh out of storage is this "Iconic" American automobile, a first year of production 1955 Ford "T-Bird" Coupe. Still in its original Raven Black exterior over a black and white two tone exterior and with the rare full size "Continental pack", wire wheels not hub caps, electric front seats and electric windows. Appearing to of had a respray in the original colour at some point in its life that while not being factory finish and with the odd reaction mark here and there, will polish nicely, has no damage and is rust free. Underneath the car is excellent, again no rust just discolouring from age on some components (it is over 60 years old) and obviously benefited from being stored on a concrete floor. All the bright work is present but has signs of age but looking to be all original. It comes with the soft top and the optional and very sought after hard top, the finish on which has suffered from being stored under a cover that caused micro blistering to the paint
Interior wise things are very good, still with its correct seat covers etc . The dash is very tidy with no cracks to the dash pad or missing instrumentation, the original radio is still in place, even the cigarette lighter is there. The instrument binnacle lens does have some degrading of the plastic but is still clear to use. Electric windows etc all work and with very little effort will clean very easily.
After being stood for so long we have been asked to recommission the car so as of yet, not attempted to start the engine ( it arrived with us this afternoon 27/10/16) but we will report of the mechanical side of things once in a position to do so. The vendor does report that prior to him storing the car, it drove very well.
These instantly recognised first generation Thunderbirds were only made for two years, total production number is quoted as 16,155 in 1955, so not exactly a high volume car when new and now very rare and sought after. Prices are up year on year and it is hard to find such a solid and original car. No it's not perfect but it is an honest car just waiting to be improved by its next owner or just enjoyed exactly as it is.
Citroen 2CV Charleston Fully Restored 1987 - Another superbly restored example of a Citroen 2CV. Sympathetically restored to retain its originality in all areas where ever possible, this stunning car ticks all the boxes if you are looking for one of the best 2CV's available, you have found it.
Not just a quick flick over with a top coat of shiny paint, this car has been restored not resprayed. Its bodywork is top notch being repainted to factory standards throughout, lift the bonnet and its more of the same. Open the doors and the interior is perfect looking almost un-used which technically that's not far wrong. The attention to detail lavished on this car is astonishing, with no stone left unturned. Mechanically if it was worn out, damaged or just substandard, it has been changed. It really needs to be seen to be appreciated.
Supplied with its original Jack, wheel brace and a full history file that even has the original PDI sheet and bill of sale plus its handbook and coming with a full mot. The best bit is that the way the market is for good 2CV's its value has gone up while you were reading this.
Volkswagen Scirocco "Scala" 1989 - Far rarer than its brother the Golf and now becoming very sought after is the Volkswagen Scirocco and the special addition "Scala" was always a rare sight even when new. This particular car has survived incredibly well with diamond straight body work and no signs of rust and being a Scala, is as original and finished in factory white with its special edition alloy wheels (which have recently been restored). Open the tail gate and all the usual suspect areas where rust can be found are like new, including the underneath edge of the tail gate and boot floor areas. Inside the door shuts on the A post are signs of the original factory grease still and the car was Ziebarted from new to stop any rust getting into the chassis, doors or floor pans.
The interior is incredible, totally original with no signs of wear not even on the driver seat bolsters, un heard of without being retrimed! The 1800cc injected engine fires instantly and soon settles to an even tick over, the vendor has just had a new exhaust manifold fitted. He reports that on the road the car feels so much newer than its age being quick enough to have some fun, while not being expensive to run. Its gear box and clutch are good along with all the general mechanics and electrics. But no more than you would expect from a car that has only 100,497 miles on the clock and is complete with an excellent full service history ( VW up to 68,000 year 2000 then VW specialist ) plus a file full of receipts, bills, old MOt's and its handbook. With a current MOT through to June 2017 and not to be confused with the "Normal" VW's on the market, this car is truly ready to go and offers an excellent opportunity for any collector of 80's cars or Volkswagen fan.
MGB GT - This nicely presented MGB GT was prepared for a European road Rally which it completed with out a problem, then on its return home was parked in a garage which is where it has been since. Now recommisioned and with a fresh MOT it is ready for its new owner.
Body work is good with only minor areas that could be improved and not to be mixed up with the rusty hulks often offered for sale. It is equiped with a rare Webasto slide back vinyl roof which does have two small spilts, one each side where it folds, but is still servicable and looks to be the original. Interior is very good and needs no mre than a good clean to improve. Mechanically the engine and box are both good as are the general mechanics of the car. To sum up, this is not a show car but one you can use and improve as you go, or just leave it alone as its no disgrace as is and enjoy owning one of Britains favourite and much loved classic car.
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Chevrolet GMC Silverado 5.7 V8 Ã¢ÂÂStep- SideÃ¢ÂÂ 4ÃÂ4 Truck - This very rare to find in this spec, 1991 Chevrolet Silverado Ã¢ÂÂShort Bed, Step-SideÃ¢ÂÂ truck is equipped with a potent 5.7 Litre V8 Petrol engine! Ã¢ÂÂYe-harÃ¢ÂÂ as our cousins over the pond would say!! But best of all it is also the 4 wheel drive version so with all that power going through GMÃ¢ÂÂs bullet proof Automatic gearbox and 4 wheel drive system, straight onto the ground, this truck is not for the feint hearted! Its vendor does however say that with a lighter foot on the pedal, it is surprisingly good on fuel and docile in everyday use, he regularly loads up the back for tip runs etc.
Being such a high spec truck it comes with all the creature comforts of a luxury car, electric windows, central locking, power steering, air conditioning and cruise control to name a few, all of which function as designed. The seats are in a more luxurious cloth than the lower spec trucks in the range and have proved to be very comfortable on the longer journeys. All of the interior is in very good order.
Body work is very good with just one small crack on the l/h rear bumper capping and has some nice touches throughout. General mechanics are very good as are the external electrics on the outside of the truck. The engine is superb, starting instantly and soon settling into a quiet but meaningful throb. On the road it pulls cleanly through the rev range and the automatic gearbox changes smoothly , brakes are very good and the exhaust note, although definitely allowing the truck that um-mistakable V8 noise, is not to obtrusive.
All in all a very tidy truck in a rare configuration that needs nothing and can be a stylish load -lugger or a show truck, the choice is yours? Supplied with a current MOT so ready to go
Ford Mustang âSaleenâ Evocation 1987 5 Speed Manual - Built to replicate the Saleen Super Car (SSC) Ford Mustang built in the late 80âs, there is barely a part on this car that has not received attention. Starting with the appropriate model, a V-8 LX hatchback the owner took the original 302 Cubic inch motor out and had it fully tuned to give it the proper performance it should have, prior to it being refitted. The full build sheets are available documenting the work done, there was far too much done to list here. Next were the induction system, ignition and exhaust systems, all fully up-graded using the best aftermarket parts available. All driving through a fully up-graded 5 speed manual transmission and back axle. Letâs not forget with all that extra âStormâ you need better brakes so these have also been up-graded. Exterior was treated to the appropriate body kit with the correct decals and colour matched alloy wheels, while inside was more of the same. Correct stripes on the door cars and dash, up-graded leather seating, extra clocks in the dash to monitor what is going on under the bonnet and a sports three spoke steering wheel to finish off! The whole car is in very good condition, inside and out, having lived its life first in America then the South of France so the body is rust free and very straight. All the work previously mentioned comes documented and the car has a current UK MOT plus the relevant paperwork to register here in the UK if required. It has a reserve set that does not come close to the money spent on building the car and has to be one of the best value performance Mustangs available on the market today.
Ford Escort RS2000 1995 - Getting rare and sought after now are these mid 90âs RS Spec Escorts. This one shows a low recorded mileage and forms part of a small collection of cars the vendor is now offering for auction due to failing sight. Having sat unused since its MOT in April.
Body work is good with no damage other than the odd mark here and there. Interior is very good with little of no wear to the Recaro interior that was part of the RS spec and all the electrics work. General mechanics are good . Engine wise the 150 HP Ford used in this model, fires straight up and the vendor says drives well ,pulling strongly through all the gears.
These were the last Escorts Ford produced to carry the famous RS name and with production stopping in 1996 the MK6 RS was only produced for 2 years. They will follow all the others that went before and become very collectable in the future. With a current MOT until March next year and driving as well as this car does, its one to take home with you and enjoy
Jaguar XJ.SC 5.3 Cabriolet 1986 - A late entry but well worth the wait is this superb, rare, low mileage âCabrioleâ version of Jaguars much sought after XJS. Complete with the desirable V12 5.3 engine and automatic transmission.
This lovely car, whose last owner had it for over 20 years, has only 57000 recorded miles on the clock and comes with a large file of history/bills etc showing the work carried out on it over the years and including a stamped service book and owners hand book. Most recently it has had four new tyres, a new battery plus a full brake overhaul including the calliperâs a big job by any stretch of the imagination. All of this meaning the car is good to go and ready to be used.
The body work on the car is excellent and needs no attention, the same can be said for the interior. Which typical to Jaguars of this era is superbly appointed with quality hide and wood throughout and loaded with âoptionsâ like air conditioning, electric windows, electric mirrors, trip computer and central locking all combining to make it a lovely place to be.
On the road the engine, gear box and all the other general mechanics on the car are excellent with the car driving as it should, fast and effortless and well, like a big Jag should! Plus for those with a family, comes with rear seats as well.
Supplied complete with the detachable rear hard top and twin roof bag for the T-Top detachable roof panels, this truly loved car has a current MOT until June next year and as with all XJS Jaguars, represents an excellent investment opportunity.
Mini Pick Up 1980 - “Blimey! I cannot remember the last time I saw one of those!” If you are the new owner of this now very rare 1980 Mini Pick-up, best you get used to hearing those words. Once so prolific on our roads and the mainstay of many a small business, the much loved Mini Vans and its rarer relative the Pick Up have all but disappeared today and it is very un-usual to see one for sale outside of Mini clubs etc.
But here we have a lovely example on offer. It is a 1980 1000cc Version with only 66500 miles on the clock and having been subjected to a full restoration a few years back is just in a lovely all round condition. Its MOT history confirms that between 2009 and 2013 it covered a mere 50 miles, in fact between 2008 when the records start and 2016 at its last MOT in September this year, it has covered a total of 3394 miles!
As you can see the body is great with any rust or corrosion concerns taken care of prior to its respray. Mechanics were all gone through and today it drives well with the famous Austin Morris “A series” motor in 1000cc guise, pulling well and making it a surprisingly nippy drive. Interior is well, basic ( the windows open) but that’s how things were for these utility work horses, as it is all is in good condition with just one small tear in the vinyl on one seat. General mechanics electrics etc are all very good and with its current MOT through to September next year it is ready to go.
We do not need to point out that any Mini today is desirable with prices climbing weekly not yearly. So if you are looking for something that you can use as an everyday classic or to be different from the rest at the shows while its value climbs, this is definitely one to consider.
Rover 3500 P6 1974 Restoration Project - This Rover 3500 P6 is the classic case of a new owner of a property that is to be demolished and built on, opening a garage and finding a car! Ok not a Ferrari this time but still a now desirable old P6 Rover.
This first registered in February 1974 Rover is being offered exactly as found, for restoration purposes or if inclined a superb source of parts. There are no keys or paper work but the registration is still current with the DVLA, so if wanted you will have to apply for a V5 Log Book.
As you can see it had been stood un-discovered for a good few years, but towed out of the garage so its wheels do turn. It appears to be all there and chrome work looks pretty good. It does have rust in the sills etc and the vendor stresses he has no real interest in the car and is as far as he is concerned, selling it for parts so makes no further comments.
Will be with us on Auction day, so please have a good look yourself if you can attend the Auction or if not contact us now with your details and once we have it with us, we can phone you to give a fuller description, so allowing you time to either place a commission bid or bid live on the phone. (Please note both of which will involve registration prior to bidding).
Ford Capri “Cabaret” 1.6 - Exceptionally rare car, even more so in original, unrestored and unmolested condition with this mileage.
47,800 miles with 2 previous owners, the last being an elderly gent from 1990. Warranted mileage with all MoT’s available from 1990 to date. Totally rust free and never restored. Prefect original sills, suspension turrets and all wheel arches. It has original paint with the exception of the bonnet which has been painted at some point. The only evident area of previous attention is been the drivers door top hinge area which appears to have had some work possibly due to a worn hinge.
By no means concours and showing signs of use with the odd scratch, little chips, marks and dings here and there plus the odd “that’ll do” minor repairs such as replacing the rear parcel shelf hold up cords with string. This all adds to the cars charm and patina. Complete with Original Ford folder including Owners handbook and Operating Guides plus various spares, receipts and invoices – it even comes with a hand written red Excercise Book listing all work performed and expenses incurred from 1991 – 2014 which is absolutely priceless!
The car drives faultlessly and can be enjoyed as is or easily be made into a concurs winning example if desired. Fantastic.
A 1978 Mini 850cc - REG: XNO 475S has been subject to a full nut and bolt restoration, the vendor has stated that the car has been subject to a full bare metal respray with photos and bills available - MOT until June 2017. A very clean example indeed.