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Auction Description for Coys: Coys at Olympia
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17th January 3pm - 6pm., and day of sale from 10am to start of sale.
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Coys at Olympia (68 Lots)

by Coys


68 lots with images

February 18, 2017

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London, United Kingdom

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1956 Austin FX3 “Taxi”

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Description: 1956 Austin FX3 “Taxi” Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: FX3D235638 Year: 1956 Make: Austin Model: FX3 Taxi The Austin FX3 is a taxicab that was sold in the United Kingdom by Austin from 1948 to 1958. It was designed to comply with the Metropolitan Police Conditions of Fitness for London taxicabs, but was used in other towns and cities in the UK. It was commissioned from Austin by taxi dealers Mann & Overton and built by Carbodies of Coventry on a chassis supplied by Austin. The FX3 was a popular model. Out of a combined production total of 12,435 FX3 and FL1 models, 7,267 were licensed in London between 1948 and the end of production in 1958. The FX3 was replaced in 1958 by the Austin FX4, but continued in use in London until 1968. Many other examples ran for longer outside London. In turn, the FX4 ceased production in 1997 and was replaced by the TX series. The Austin FX3 is still sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of vintage London Transport. Several Austin FX3s have been shipped to the United States of America and to continental Europe by collectors, hobbyists and for use as advertisement icons. Carbodies became part of LTI (London Taxis International) and from 2010 is known as The London Taxi Company. This particular example is presented in lovely condition throughout and regularly used by the present owner as a “prop” for his company. The owner has recently spent around £8000 on a complete engine rebuild and a new clutch was put in recently with just over 3000 miles put on it since then. A great nostalgic machine which will bring a smile to anyone’s face when either driving it, being a passenger or indeed watching others smile as you pass them by. British motoring history at its best!

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1963 Austin Mini Cooper Mark 1 997cc

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Description: 1963 Austin Mini Cooper Mark 1 997cc Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: CA2S7439780 Year: 1963 Make: Austin Model: Mini Cooper Purchased by the current vendor from a long standing owner in Cornwall, the car is supplied with two engines, a later 1275 GT engine that was used for racing and also the original and very rare 997 Cooper engine. The 997cc was a larger / sporty version of the 848cc used in the standard Mini. It was replaced in 1964 by the common 998cc engine, hence why so few 997 original Cooper engines remain. This 997 is also exciting as before its recent rebuilt, it was untouched and unused since the late 1960’s when the 1275 was installed. At the time of the rebuild 439780 still retained the original cast iron water pump. These original water pumps are now very rare and show true originality. For this reason the water pump was kept and is included in the sale for its value and also because it can be reconditioned and re-used (although inefficient compared to modern alternatives, hence why the owner did not have it fitted). The rebuild involved a head and gearbox rebuild. – the engine was re-bored of plus 20, new pistons, crankshaft reground and balanced, new flywheel, new timing chain, new oil pump and water pump, camshaft bearings, block skimmed, head has had full strip and rebuild and been skimmed, gearbox and differential stripped and rebuilt. This was a comprehensive, no expense spared, engine and gearbox rebuild with all new seals and bearings throughout. 439780 is overflowing with original features and 1960’s character. This has been achieved with sympathetic restorations and reusing original features where possible. However to achieve better drive-ability and reliability, upgrades and modifications have been made over the years. This includes electronic ignition distributor, uprated coil and alternator, modern air filter with ram air induction trumpets and a right hand fuel tank. Front brake disks, callipers and a brake servo have been added. Chassis enhancements are Wider Revolution wheels, sports tyres, adjustable ride-height, adjustable geometry camber and castor both front and rear, poly bushes. These enhancements combined result in absolutely fantastic handling characteristics. Other period extras include driving lamps with floor mounted dip switch, map readers light and reverse Lamp. Included in the sale is a fabulous collection of vintage and period tools and Mini memorabilia. This includes three pieces of original 1960’s Mk1 Mini advertising, the original driver’s handbook, an intriguing hardback book about the making of the Mini and a Heritage Certificate.

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1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I – offered at No Reserve

Description: 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I – offered at No Reserve Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: SRH8651 Year: 1970 Make: Rolls-Royce Model: Silver Shadow I The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 1980 and was the first Rolls-Royce to be constructed using a monocoque chassis and, to date, has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce. The original Shadow was 3½” narrower and shorter than the Silver Cloud which it replaced, but managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more efficient packaging made possible by its construction. Aside from a more modern appearance and construction, the Silver Shadow introduced many new features such as disc brakes instead of drum brakes and independent rear suspension rather than the ageing live axle design of previous cars. The superb ride quality achieved in the Shadow was thanks to the innovative high-pressure hydraulic system with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling suspension. First registered on 1st August 1970, this example of the ground-breaking Silver Shadow is finished in the beautiful combination of Sand Gold metallic paint with a magnolia leather interior. The car is supplied with an older stamped service book to the early 1970s, also a sheaf of older MoT certificates which support the current mileage of 89,000. Since the early 1990s the Rolls was placed into dry storage, from which it has recently been removed and recommissioned for the road. Interestingly the Rolls is supplied with the registration UYO 77, which will be retained with the car. These early chrome-bumpered Silver Shadows are rapidly building a following in the Rolls Royce community. As such this example, offered with a current MoT and UK V5 document, is a fantastic prospect and we feel a canny buy for the future.

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1955 MG TF 1500

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Description: 1955 MG TF 1500
 Reg. Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: HAD 466538 Year: 1955 Make: MG Model: TF 1500 The TF is one of those unusual cars which became popular almost from its introduction and almost seamlessly moved into ‘classic’ status; its elegant lines retain echoes of the earlier T-series roadsters of the pre=war era, but the headlamps are faired into the wings, a distinctly modern touch for the early 1950s, and the sloping radiator shell and longer wheelbase also endowed the car with more graceful proportions than its ancestors as well as a distinctly more comfortable cockpit. The XPAG engine more than made up for 1500 model we are pleased to offer today, and is one of the considerable proportion of MG cars of its era to find an appreciative and enthusiastic market in the USA. What is unusual is that most of the car’s life has been spent in the hands of the same family, in the Bay Area of California. Apparently it was ultimately presented by the original purchaser to a nephew, but it seems to have seen very little subsequent use, and accordingly retains the majority of its original Embassy Black paintwork and charmingly correct original brightwork, a feature of the model; inspection will reveal a remarkably ‘straight’ body which retains an uncommon and very pleasing level of its structural integrity. When the car was repatriated to the UK, the decision was taken to refurbish the Lincoln Green leather of the interior, and replace the black carpets; as is well known the Californian climate has a very beneficial effect in preserving structure, but is less gentle on old trim, so the car has also been treated to a new convertible top. The car has also undergone a good deal of mechanical refurbishment, prudent after a period of sustained inactivity, including attention to the carburettors and fuel system, and a considerable degree of attention to the brakes, including new shoes, cylinders, hoses and master cylinder, and some remedial work to the wiring, following which the car was issued with a new MOT certificate. The work was carried out by distinguished London classic car engineer Bob Thredder, whose detailed invoice is in the car’s history file along with the MOT, valid till next August. Accordingly the car is now as lively to drive as it is delightfully authentic to look at, ready for its next stint giving years of enjoyment in the hands of another discriminating enthusiast.

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1967 Mercedes 250SL – UK Delivered Right Hand Drive

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Description: 1967 Mercedes 250SL – UK Delivered Right Hand Drive Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WBD113043220011092 Year: 1967 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 250SL The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971. They were known as the ‘pagoda roof’ SL. All models boast an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel motors. Rear-wheel drive configuration was complemented by independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. Most of these early SLs were sold with both the removable hard top and a soft top. In 1960, Nallinger eventually proposed to develop a completely new 220SL design, based on technology from the W112. The 250 SL was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. Production had already commenced in December 1966 and ended in January 1968. The short one-year production run makes the 250 SL the rarest and most collectable of the W 113 series cars. The 250 SL retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SLs, but provided improved agility with a new engine and rear disc brakes. Range also improved with increased fuel tank capacity from 65 L to 82 . Like its predecessor, the 250 SL was offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and 4-speed or ZF 5-speed manual transmissions. For the first time, an optional limited slip differential was also available. Finished in the classic combination of white with black interior this stunning and rare RHD 250SL has covered just 64,000 miles from new. A two-owner car until 2012, at which point it was passed on to current family, the car has been kept in climate-controlled storage resulting in its current excellent condition. Ready to enjoy, this timelessly classic and iconic 250SL still represents great value for money.

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1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration

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Description: 1996 Jaguar XJS Celebration Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1996 Make: Jaguar Model: XJS That Jaguar’s XJS will become a ‘bona fide’ classic is beyond doubt. Launched in 1975, the excellence of its basic design was ably demonstrated by a twenty-one year production life. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round independent suspension (double wishbone front, lower wishbone / radius arm rear), four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted rack and pinion steering, some of its underpinnings even found their way into the later Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XK8. However, the XJS could only cheat time for so long and in 1991 parent company Ford thoroughly reworked the luxury grand tourer at a cost of £50 million. With its sheet metal incorporating some 40% new panels, the rejuvenated model range sported a revised grille, headlamps, taillights, bumpers and rear wings. While its cabin gained a new walnut trim fascia and improved sports seats. Powered by either a punchy straight-six (3980cc) or soporific V12 (5343cc) engine, the former DOHC unit was quoted as developing some 223bhp and 283lbft of torque. Featuring five-speed manual transmission as standard, the 4.0 litre XJS could also be had with a four-speed automatic gearbox. Reputedly capable of over 140mph in either case, it proved a refined and relaxing drive. Finished in Sapphire Blue with cream leather upholstery, this particular Celebration year example is described by the vendor as being in good overall condition. One of the last of the line ‘Celebration’ models, the example on offer today boasts such niceties as a limited slip differential, automatic transmission, air conditioning, cruise control and driver’s / passenger’s airbags. Stated to have covered some 82,000 miles from new, and with only one previous owner it sports all the external hallmarks of a ‘Celebration’ car namely special eleven-slot alloy wheels, chrome door mirrors and a subtle coach line. The XJS has benefitted from a bare metal repaint costing £6,000. Capable of year round use, this smart limited edition XJS is offered for sale with MOT certificate, a UK V5 document a history file including books and manuals and in in-depth independent condition report. Interested parties should note the cherished number plate is included in the sale.

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1989 BMW Z1 – 23 Year Single Ownership – 14,700 miles

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Description: 1989 BMW Z1 – 23 Year Single Ownership – 14,700 miles Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WBABA91030AL00762 Year: 1989 Make: BMW Model: Z1 The first BMW Z1 (Z standing for Zunkuft, German for future) was shown at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor show. Initial demand was so strong that 5,000 orders were placed before production even began. The car developed by BMW Technik GmbH featured a unique door arrangement where the doors, instead of opening outward, dropped down into the car’s sills. The chassis was specially designed for the Z1 and features a number of innovative features: removable body panels; continuously zinc welded seams; a composite undertray; as well as the unusual dropped doors. Parts of the car (including the engine, gearbox, and front suspension) were borrowed from the BMW E30 325i, but the Z1 remains largely original. The 6 cylinder 2.5-litre engine was borrowed from the already highly successful BMW E30 325i and this, coupled to the fact that the body of the car was constructed from light weight composite materials, gave the car adequate performance. Some 8,000 examples were produced between 1988 and 1991 when production ceased. Finished in Nature green with grey Nubuck interior, rather amazingly this long-term ownership Z1 still retains its original Bill of Sale from BMW. Purchased by its current owner in 1993 as an approved BMW from vines of Horsham, the car is complete with its original books and service history. Having undergone its last cambelt change and service out in September 2016, this fantastic BMW Z1 is regarded as a highly collectible, investment grade motorcar especially seeing as how prices for these iconic little sports cars have more than doubled over the last 5-6 years. Being sold straight out of a 23-year long ownership and having travelled a mere 14,700 miles from new, this is truly a rare example that is not to be missed.

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1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet

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Description: 1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WPOZZZ96ZMS450974 Year: 1991 Make: Porsche Model: 964 Cabriolet The Porsche 964 is the company’s internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, it featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models, most prominently the more integrated bumpers. It was the first generation 911 to be offered with Porsche’s optional Tiptronic automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive as options. A new naturally aspirated engine called the M64 was used for 964 models, with a flat-6 displacement of 3.6 litres. Porsche substantially revised the suspension, replacing the rear torsion bars with coil springs and shock absorbers. Power steering and ABS brakes were added to the 911 for the first time; both were standard. The exterior bumpers and fog lamps became flush into the car, allowing for better aerodynamics. A new electric rear spoiler raised at speeds above 50 mph and lowered down flush with the rear engine lid at lower speeds or at rest. A new automatic climate control system provided superior heating and cooling. Lagoon Blue is a great colour for this 1993 model Carrera 2 Cabriolet, set off by the navy leather interior trim. Pleasingly, this car was specified with rear wheel drive from new and the strong 3.6 litre flat-six engine makes for a smooth yet exciting drive. Coming from a well-known Porsche collection, this 964 Cabriolet is surely a sound investment.

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1987 Fergus Ulster 2-Seater Sport One of Seven special-build cars - Inspired by the Aston Martin Ulster

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Description: 1987 Fergus Ulster 2-Seater Sport One of Seven special-build cars - Inspired by the Aston Martin Ulster Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: ZEQABJSZ423N Year: 1987 Make: Fergus Model: Ulster Only thirty ‘Ulsters’ were built by the factory. They were the most successful of the Aston Martin factory racers with the highest place at Le Mans being 3rd in 1935. They also competed at the Tourist Trophy, Mille Miglia, Targa Abruzzi and were frequently seen at Brooklands amongst other UK and international race tracks. Having been developed and driven by Bertelli himself, the Ulster was a pure sports car and was the culmination of over ten years of continuous racing experience. Still, even today, very few sports cars boast the pedigree of the Aston Martin ‘Ulster’. If you have always yearned for an Ulster, then this has to be the ultimate alternative. This replica is one of only 7 factory built replicas manufactured in 1987 by Fergus Engineering. Finished in British Racing Green, the car had been in its previous ownership some 20 years, and was regularly serviced and maintained by him. Described as starting on the button, the engine being based on a BMC 1800, provides a wonderful rasp. Every last detail is as accurate as possible, complete with AM badging and livery, and a beautiful patina on chrome and finish. The body is two part Aluminum and fiberglass, a caged cockpit and bespoke chassis. Huge storage in the rear boat tail, accessed from behind the seats, both of which are adjustable. The dashboard houses period instruments, with a four spoke steering wheel. The twin aero screens give a high level of protection. It sits very well on its correct 18” wire wheels and tyres. In addition to it’s outstanding appearance the quality of the ride is exceptional. Make no mistake this machine is huge fun to drive, even happily accommodating the owner who is 6ft 3. A nicely worn, period Aston Martin ceramic badge sits on top of the front grill. The leather is soft and supple, not cracked or dry. The carpets are complete and slightly worn. Complete with UK V5 title, MoT until August 2017, and a history file with various bills and receipts. It is also supplied with a tonneau cover. EX I934 is arguably the nearest thing to real 1930s motoring you can have at this price. According to the vendor, the detail in this model is truly outstanding, and she has been to VSCC meetings on several occasions and always gathers a crowd, who are always incredulous that the car is a replica. You must be ‘prepared to be surrounded wherever you take her, as she delights children and adults alike’. A very rare opportunity to own the nearest thing to a real Ulster, and become a welcomed and respected member to a very exclusive club.

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1964 Land Rover Series 2A 88” SWB

Description: 1964 Land Rover Series 2A 88” SWB Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 24113810 Year: 1964 Make: Land Rover Model: Series 2A Inspired by the US Army’s wartime ‘Jeep’, developed in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover would defy its creators’ initial scepticism. Rover bosses the Wilks brothers saw the need for a tough, four-wheel-drive, utility vehicle to serve the needs of the agricultural community in the immediate post-war years, but the Land Rover’s runaway success took the company by surprise. The necessity of using corrosion resistant aluminium panels at a time of severe steel shortage turned into a positive virtue in the Land Rover’s sphere of operations, and the use of existing components – including the P3 saloon’s 1,595cc, four-cylinder, sidevalve engine – kept production costs down and cut development time. Built between 1949 and 1958, the Land Rover (retrospectively known as the ‘Series I’) was available in no fewer than five different wheelbase lengths ranging from 80” to 109”. Some ten years after the original’s introduction it was felt that the time had come to update the Land Rover’s somewhat primitive slab-sided styling. The result was the Series II, which featured the more rounded sides that continue to characterise the Land Rover today. Introduced in 1958, the Series II was available with either the 2,286cc petrol engine or the newly developed 2,052cc diesel first seen in 1956 on what became known retrospectively as the ‘Series I’. By this time the original permanent four-wheel drive freewheel transmission had been superseded by the more conventional selectable two- or four-wheel drive arrangement, with a set of low ratios available if required with the latter option selected. For the Series IIA the diesel engine was enlarged to 2,286cc and a new 12-seater model introduced on the longer (109”) wheelbase chassis. Finished in Marine blue with black vinyl seats (to the front and rear) this SWB Series IIA was purchased by the vendor in 2011. The early IIA model was selected specifically as it not only features the more attractive inboard headlights but also due to the incredibly modest to maintain 2.25 litre petrol engine and the enjoyable challenge of no synchro on 1st and 2nd gears making for a balanced classic motoring experience. Used only in dry months, it has always been garaged throughout the winter and use has extended to running household errands, trips to the pub and twice serving as a tender vehicle at the Goodwood Revival. Immediately after acquisition the hardtop was sold and a sand coloured soft tilt and stick set was purchased from Exmoor Trim along with new rubbers from Keith Gott. The original SU carburettor was substituted for a new Weber variant and in 2012 a new clutch was fitted along with a through service. Having only covered 2,000 miles in current ownership and without use at all in 2016 it is now offered for sale. Offered with a fresh MOT, although the car is running very well the vendor advises us that, as with all old cars when in regular use, checking the cars levels are always to be advised.

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1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Cabriolet

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Description: 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Cabriolet Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ91ZGS141051 Year: 1986 Make: Porsche Model: 911 3.2 A ‘modern classic’ if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. Porsche’s first take on a 911 convertible had been the Targa model of 1965, a ‘halfway house’ design chosen because of fears that a genuine soft-top would not meet US Federal safety regulations, but by 1981 the company felt able to proceed with the genuine article. Introduced in normally aspirated 3.0-litre form in 1982, the 911 Cabriolet lost little, if any, rigidity with the deletion of the Targa roll-over bar, while its speedily raised/lowered top featured a detachable, zip-fastened rear window. Introducing a ‘proper’ soft-top proved to be a shrewd move by Porsche, as sales immediately exceed those of the Targa version, and the popular Cabriolet continued when the ‘Carrera’ name was applied to all 911 models in 1983, co-incidentally with the introduction of the 3.2-litre engine. Not merely enlarged, the new engine was also extensively revised and produced 231bhp, 27 horsepower up on its predecessor. The 911 Carrera’s top speed was now 152mph, with 100mph reachable in a breathtaking 13.6 seconds. Finished in Stone grey with black interior, this 3.2-litre Carrera Cabriolet was subject to a restoration that finished in 2015, when the car was subject to a respray. The leather interior is reported to be in equally good order. Recently serviced this right hand drive 3.2 offers exceptional value and is offered with a realistic reserve.

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1989 BMW 635 CSi

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Description: 1989 BMW 635 CSi Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WBAEC820208188429 Year: 1989 Make: BMW Model: 635 CSi The E24 6 series was produced from 1976-1989 and was the replacement for the CS and CSL E9 coupes. Like the E9 coupes, the early bodies of the 6 were manufactured by Karmann until production was moved in-house by BMW. It was the proven E12 5 series that provided the chassis and much of the mechanicals for the E24. Dubbed the ‘Bavarian Ferrari’ the 6 series was a high end two door luxury sports coupe. The 628 model was produced until 1987 and was a budget model for the European market. The 633 Csi featured the first generation of DME and ABS brakes were available as an option. The following year, the 635 CSi received the same DME as the 633 Csi. The main update in 1982 was the entire reworking of the body which included a new front and rear end, which achieved a lighter and stronger vehicle. ABS brakes were now standard in all E24 models. A new 3430 cc engine was placed in the 635 CSi along with new engine management, DME II. The 635 CSi on offer today is a March ’89 car and therefore part of the final run of cars in production. Presented in a deep Maroon colour with an ivory/grey interior, the pictures largely tell the story as to the condition of the car. Described as being in ‘A1 condition’ with only a few ‘very minor’ blemishes, the car was owned for the majority of its life by Lord Illingworth of Idstone. With bills in his ownership exceeding £11,000 the car has been kept in ‘show condition’. He added the favourable Alpina wheels along with a strut brace in the engine bay to sharpen the handling. The car has an equally impressive history file with a fully stamped service history to the current mileage of 130,000. The rear seats are ‘as-new’ and the front seats show the style of patina that can be expected from a 30 year old car. An excellent car to drive, the sound from the flat six engine is hard to match. Meticulously looked after throughout its life, this 635 remains in excellent condition.

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1955 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe UK delivered and offered with No Reserve

Description: 1955 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe UK delivered and offered with No Reserve Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 804183 Year: 1955 Make: Jaguar Model: XK140 The XK120 set new standards in car design and manufacture, but some of Jaguar’s suppliers needed time to catch up – they were not used to making lights and brakes for 120+ mph cars. It is to Jaguar’s credit that it ran a development programme which continued to within months of the last XK150. When the XK140 was announced in 1954 it was essentially a Mk II version. It retained the excellent dynamics of the XK120 and its superb level of appointment and attention to detail. Engine power increased to 190bhp; there were stiffer torsion bars and improved lights, cooling, brakes and steering. The main improvement, however, was moving the engine and scuttle three inches forward which gave better handling and improved cockpit space without compromising the car’s stunning lines. On the coupés models there were additional seats for children but – nice touch – the back squabs were detachable so that an adult could use the space seated across the car. The entire range abounded with clever details such that the XK series is one of the few which truly merit the term ‘great’. Of the three variants the factory offered, the drophead coupé was the least common and just 2,789 were made. With its permanently attached hood (the frame is a minor masterpiece) and wind-up windows, it is an ideal compromise between the more sparsely equipped roadster and the fixed-head coupé. All three models were outstanding, however, and only the most expensive exotica could match them either under real driving conditions or for kerbside presence. Taking into account reliability, refinement and sheer pleasure of driving, the XK140 was one of the outstanding cars of its day and it remains one of the greatest classic cars. One of only 842 Right Hand Drive examples produced, chassis 804183 was supplied in June 1955 by Litherland Motors of Liverpool to a Mr. Thomas Melling of Southport. Interestingly this example was originally painted in Mediterranean Blue with a matching dark blue leather interior, the first known XK140 to be painted in this shade. In more recent times the Jaguar has benefited from attention to the engine and gearbox, and has been supplied with replacement wire wheels, a new bonnet strap and car cover. Invoices are on file for the work completed on the XK. Supplied with the relevant Heritage Certificate, this is a wonderfully usable XK140 which can be enjoyed straight away.

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1993 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

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Description: 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1993 Make: Porsche Model: 964 Turbo The 964 is Porsche’s internal name for the 911 models manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, the 964 featured significant styling revisions over previous 911s, most prominently the more integrated bumpers. It was the first generation 911 to be offered with Porsche’s optional Tiptronic automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive as options. When Porsche first introduced the 964 Turbo in 1990 they had yet to develop a turbo version of the 3.6-litre M64 engine and so released the car with the old 3.3-litre 930 Turbo motor which made 320bhp but was renowned for turbo lag. They finally released the infinitely improved 3.6 964 Turbo engine in Jan ‘93. This gave 360bhp and the turbo lag problem was cured once and for all. Only 1500 examples of this revised model were produced worldwide, making this particular car one of the rarest and most sought after Porsche models after the 959. This delightful Porsche was first registered in 1993 and presented in the desirable colour combination of Guards red with contrasting black leather interior, this is car represents the pinnacle of Porsche design, the 964 turbo. These are highly sought after models of this iconic German marque and, with only 79,000km showing on the odometer, it is difficult to match the condition of this car to any other.

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1978 Ferrari 308 GTB- Ex Doug Blain - Right Hand Drive

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Description: 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB- Ex Doug Blain - Right Hand Drive Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 22545 Year: 1978 Make: Ferrari Model: 308 GTB Ferrari introduced the 308 GTB at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 featuring a dramatic Pininfarina designed body and a mid-mounted four cam V8 with quadruple Weber twin choke carburetors. Bodies were initially constructed in fiberglass, but after 712 examples were produced the switch was made to steel bodywork because the fiberglass coachwork was of poor quality and weight saving was minimal versus steel construction. Production continued only through 1979 during which time just 2,185 steel bodied carbureted 308 GTB’s were produced for all world markets. The car on offer today is an original Maranello supplied Right hand drive dry sump 308GTB from 1978 and is finished in arguably the best colour for a 308- the stunning shade of Azurro Blue with Pelle crème leather . The car also benefits with the desired chin spoiler and air conditioning. A Full cambelt service was carried out, including having the carburettors rebuilt. 2000 miles ago in Autumn 2016 the car was also subject to a tune up. The car is exceptionally original and has not had the modifications that many examples have had. The car has a very good and interesting history with one owner having owned it for 22 years ( and he regularly commuted from the UK to his work in Rome in the car and several letters telling of his exploits are in the history file). In addition, the car is well known in motoring journalism circles having been owned by Doug Blain (Editor of “Car” magazine) for several years until recently. Indeed the history includes an original October 1975 “Car” magazine with a long article about 308 Ferraris, written by Doug himself. 22545 has had 6 previous owners, including the 1st as a demonstrator for Cooper Car Sales (now Greypaul) and is offered for sale with the correct toolkit, jack & tool roll, the original manuals & Warranty Card and even a period radio with a hidden jack plug for connection to a modern music source. 22545 has an incredible file of invoices totalling over £86,000, going back to the very first owner & the current owner has spent over £6,000 detailing the car. The car has had continual maintenance over its life but a period of deeper bodywork restoration was undertaken in 1998. The history file includes a detailed summary of all the work the car has had. The history file contains copies of 18 previous MOT’s! A new set of “Period correct” Michelin XWX tyres have been fitted to the original alloy wheels. This stunning UK right hand drive 308 offers an oopportunity to acquire a rare and excellent example of Ferrari’s iconic sports car. Simply stunning.

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1963 Jaguar Mark II 3.4 Saloon

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Description: 1963 Jaguar Mark II 3.4 Saloon Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 64184BW Year: 1963 Make: Jaguar Model: Mk II Although the Mk I was a great success, selling four times as many as the larger Jaguar saloons, Jaguar boss William Lyons was not content. He knew it could be improved. Happily, virtually every aspect that had been criticised received attention in the new MkII range introduced in October 1959. These cars were to rank among the best loved Jaguars ever made and are today regarded as classics. There were some detail changes, including a redesigned interior that was more modern but retained the traditional Jaguar image. Jaguar saloons led the field in production and touring car races during much of the 60s. Not surprisingly the quickest and most successful private entries came from John Coombs’ Jaguar dealership in Guilford. John Coombs had significant race experience and his dealership simply got it right for a fortunate few racing enthusiasts. Very early on that included Hill, Salvadori and Salmon. Rolling off the Browns Lane production line in August 1963 finished in Opalescent Golden Sand with a Light Tan leather interior, this early Mark II travelled the world to New Zealand, where it was delivered to a Mr C. Brixton of Christchurch on 20th September 1963. After 30 years in New Zealand, by 1995 the Mark II was destined for Tokyo to be restored and repainted in British Racing Green. The Jaguar stayed in Japan for almost 20 years until purchased by the current owner. Our vendor, who happened to be living in Japan at the time, bought the car having searched for some time for an honest rust-free example of the model. Upon his purchase in 2013 our vendor had the body stripped to bare metal to check for signs of repair and to refresh the paintwork. As expected, the bodywork came up beautifully with no evidence of rust or previous repairs. The doors still hung perfectly and the shut lines throughout were factory fresh. After repatriating the Mark II into the UK the interior was refurbished, and local Jaguar specialist Justins of Cookham fitted either new or rechromed brightwork, and replaced the carpets. All veneers in the car was replaced and re-finished, whilst the leatherwork was sent to Trimmania in Hampshire to be re-upholstered. As the car was being tended to the wheels were removed, shot blasted and repainted, and brand new tyres were fitted. To ensure the car would run beautifully for years to come the fuel tank was replaced, the carburettors removed, cleaned and refurbished, and the distributor cap was changed along with the plugs and HT leads. As a final touch the cam covers were polished and all hoses were replaced. The result of all this hard work is a beautiful Mark II Jaguar which not only looks fantastic, but drives equally as well. A thoroughly well-sorted example which will provide many years of enjoyable classic motoring for its lucky next owner, the Mark II will be offered with a current UK MoT certificate and UK V5.

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1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3

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Description: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Reg. Number: BEG573T Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1979 Make: Chevrolet Model: Corvette C3 The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in production until 1982. C3 coupes featured the first use of T-top removable roof panels. It introduced monikers that were later revived, such as LT-1, ZR-1, Z07 and Collector Edition. In 1978, the Corvette’s 25th anniversary was celebrated with a two-tone Silver Anniversary Edition and an Indy Pace Car replica edition of the C3. This was also the first time that a Corvette was used as a Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the C2, but the body and interior were new. The 350 cu in (5.7 L) engine replaced the old 327 cu in (5.36 L) as the base engine in 1969, but power remained at 300 bhp (224 kW). 1969 was the only year for a C3 to optionally offer either a factory installed side exhaust or normal rear exit with chrome tips. The all-aluminum ZL1 engine was also new for 1969; the special big-block engine was listed at 430-hp (320 kW), but was reported to produce 560 hp (420 kW) and propelled a ZL1 through the 1/4 mile in 10.89 seconds. Finished in white with personalised red stripes, this is a rare manual gearbox example of the iconic Corvette C3. As much of a head turner today as it was when it rolled off the production line in 1979, these rare manual C3s are a great investment opportunity. A true American icon and not to be missed.

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1972 Jaguar E-type Series III V12 Coupe

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Description: 1972 Jaguar E-type Series III V12 Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 1151084 Year: 1972 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type V12 One consequence of the E-Type’s long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in 1971 with the arrival of what would be the final version – the Series III V12. Weighing only 80lb more than the cast-iron-block 4.2-litre XK six, the new all-alloy, 5.3-litre, overhead-camshaft V12 produced 272bhp, an output good enough for a top speed comfortably in excess of 140mph. Further good news was that the 0-100mph time of around 16 seconds made the V12 the fastest-accelerating E-Type ever. Other mechanical changes beneath the Series III’s more aggressive looking exterior included ventilated front disc brakes, anti-dive front suspension, Lucas transistorised ignition and Adwest power-assisted steering, while automatic transmission was one of the more popular options on what was now more of a luxury Grand Tourer than out-and-out sports car. Flared wheelarches, a deeper radiator air intake complete with grille, and a four-pipe exhaust system distinguished the Series III from its six-cylinder forbears, plus, of course, that all-important ‘V12’ boot badge. The interior though, remained traditional Jaguar. This particular original right hand drive V12 on offer today was sympathetically restored to a very high standard. Finished in deep claret with a magnolia leather it has covered a mere 77,000 miles from new. Supplied with a good history file it is MoT’d until July 2017 with no advisories, this Series III E-Type continues the Jaguar tradition of offering a level of performance and luxury unrivalled at the price.

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1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Rare Right Hand Drive

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Description: 1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Rare Right Hand Drive Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 2265649 Year: 1973 Make: BMW 3.0 Model: CSi With BMW looking to push the marque further upmarket, the combination of their bahn-storming six cylinder engine and a pretty but underpowered Coupé in its portfolio, it was almost inevitable that the two would get together. The resulting E9 Coupé is one of BMW’s best ever Coupés. British buyers had to wait until 1969 before they could sample the new car and shortly after, in 1971, the 3.0 CS made its debut with another 10bhp and more torque for better flexibility. This year also saw the introduction of this car – the 3.0 CSI fuel injected version, and with more power it became BMW’s first 200bhp plus machine. It was always an expensive machine at some £6,000 when new in 1971 – that would have bought you a Porsche 911 of the period or even an entry-level Ferrari. In recent years, prices of its big brother, the legendary CSL have rapidly risen to a whole new league with the CSI’s tipped to follow. With less than 30 on the roads in the UK, this stunning example of an increasingly rare and desirable model is presented in good condition in all respects, having been subject to an older restoration before being carefully stored and used sparingly. As part of a classic BMW collection for 23 years, the CSi is offered with an extensive history file detailing works completed over the years. The CSi is finished in a stunning shade of Fjord Blue metallic with a matching navy blue velour interior, and is offered with a UK MoT certificate and UK V5 document. With BMW values on the march, we believe now is the time to buy one of the most beautiful GT cars of the 1970s.

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1956 Jensen 541

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Description: 1956 Jensen 541 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 5411315803 Year: 1956 Make: Jensen Model: 541 Although Jensen of West Bromwich espoused American Ford V8 and Nash engines in pre-war days, during the 1950s the company was closely associated with Austin. An outstanding though much under-rated Grand Tourer, the Jensen 541 embodied the Jensen brothers’ traditional virtues of a big engine and high overall gearing in a smaller, sportier package than the Interceptor saloon’s. The 541 deployed the latter’s 4.0-litre Austin engine in a shorter, ladder-frame chassis, designed by John Riekie, which nevertheless contrived to offer significantly greater rear seat room than most of its rivals, while Eric Neale (previously with Daimler) laid out the new aerodynamic body. Introduced at the 1953 Motor Show, the 541 pioneered the use of glassfibre bodywork and, like the Interceptor, used Austin A70-based suspension and transmission components but followed Jensen’s own steering geometry, rack-and-pinion steering a later introduction. And if the four-speed gearbox was not the 541’s strongest point, it mattered little, as the car could be left in top gear virtually all day, such was the torque of the Austin six. Despite being capable of 115 mph, the 541 possessed such a favourable power-to-weight ratio that this performance came with relatively modest fuel consumption. Offered here is a restored Jensen 541 carefully hand built in West Bromwich in 1956 over sixty years ago. When they were first launched they had the same effect on a car-starved public as the Bugatti Veyron did fifty years later. This delightful example still carries it original registration 222 BPL issued in Guildford. The V5 shows just three owners and perhaps further research by the new owner could reveal more about the life and times of this stylish fifties Grand Tourer. The restoration appears to have been comprehensive and the interior is absolutely superb in red leather with matching carpets, and the bodywork looks resplendent in a Metallic Royal Blue. The cabin of this GT is a very functional place to be with its impressive dash layout and its original style three-spoke steering wheel. The Jensen story is fascinating and as fifties GTs continue to return to favour, this lovely, well-restored 541 makes a very sensible proposition.

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1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche

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Description: 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1974 Make: Rolls-Royce Model: Corniche Recalling the firm’s glamorous Grandes Routières of pre-war days such as the Phantom II Continental, the coachbuilt variants of the new Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley were limited to just two: a two-door coupé or similar convertible, the former arriving in March 1966 and the latter in September the following year. Some of the frontal panels were shared with the standard four-door saloon but otherwise the new bodyshells were unique, featuring a distinctive dipping upper wing line with parallel crease, and revised, more rounded posterior. Construction involved shuttling the bodyshells between the Crewe factory and H J Mulliner Park Ward’s Willesden plant, a necessarily lengthy process that took all of 20 weeks for the saloon and slightly longer for the more complex convertible. These exclusive cars were hand built in the best traditions of British coachbuilding using only materials of the finest quality including Wilton carpeting, Connolly hide and burr walnut veneers, such painstaking attention to detail resulting in a price some 50% higher than that of the standard Silver Shadow. Nevertheless, demand for these more glamorous alternatives to the much more numerous four-door model was strong right from the start, a state of affairs that resulted in them being given their own model name – ‘Corniche’ – in March 1971. In Corniche form Rolls-Royce’s well-tried 6.7-litre V8 produced around 10% more power than standard and proved capable of propelling the car to a top speed in excess of 120mph with sports car-beating acceleration to match. Despite its sky-high asking price, the model proved a major success for Rolls-Royce; periodically revised and up-dated, it remained in production well into the 1990s, the last (Convertible) examples being delivered in 1995. Easily one of the most recognisable models built by Rolls Royce, most people have seen a Corniche Convertible on television, in movies or on exotic locations around the world. As a sportier model than the Shadow, the Corniche features a rev. counter, 10% more engine power, and uprated suspension. Finished in Shell grey over blue this beautiful 1974 example has recently undergone a £11,000 refurbishment that included a bare metal re-paint, re-varnished woodwork, leather refurb and re-chromed brightwork. As such this V8-powered coupe, with a mere 72,000 miles recorded on its odometer, and being one of a mere 780 built, we feel is a solid investment for years to come. Included in the history file is a condition report, current MoT and UK log book. Interested parties should note that this car will be sold with its cherished number plate KAS 3.

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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

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Description: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Reg. Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: 1210427503282 Year: 1958 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 190SL Stylistically evocative of the mighty 300SL, but with a slightly less complex drive train, the 190SL remains among the most desirable roadsters of its era. The prototype was first shown at the 1954 New York Auto Show, with the 190SL produced between May 1955 and February 1963. The 190SL was sold alongside the faster, and now ludicrously expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, similar not just in terms of styling, engineering and detailing, but also sharing fully independent suspension, double wishbone suspension at the front and swing axles at the rear. The 190 SL was powered by a new, slightly over square 1.9 litre straight-four SOHC engine that developed 120hp with twin-choke dual Solex carburettors, the four-cylinder engine block was based on the six-cylinder engine of the 300 SL. Teamed with a four-speed manual gearbox, this endowed the sleep aerodynamic and comparatively light 190SL that boasted a top speed of 115mph and a respectable 0-60 time of 13.0 seconds. The eye catching 190SL we have on offer here today is beautifully finished in silver with red leather upholstery, and has been recently renovated to its current resplendent condition by its private owner using only official Mercedes-Benz parts. Supporting invoices detailing the works undertaken amass to in excess of £41,000. Some of the work included a bare metal respray, engine rebuild, new soft top, a complete interior re-trim, most brightwork being re-chromed or completely replaced where necessary, heating system replaced, brake booster re-conditioned, rebuilt alternator and the fuel pump converted to electric for improved usability (original available on request). In the history file one will find the previous American title document, original books and manuals, UK Log book, and numerous invoices from Mercedes specialists such as MB Classic centre and MB Sandown Poole. Provided with the under-appreciated yet surprisingly practical hardtop finished in black, what we have on offer here today is an excellent example of the ever appreciating 190SL.

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1994 Porsche 993 Cabriolet

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Description: 1994 Porsche 993 Cabriolet Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1994 Make: Porsche Model: 993 Cabriolet In 1993 Porsche introduced what is regarded by many as the most beautiful 911 of all: the Type 993. Over the years the 911 had received numerous aerodynamic and safety-inspired add-ons, diluting the purity of the original form; the Type 993’s arrival marked a return to basic principles, being recognisably a 911 but one in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly outstanding example of modern automotive styling. The range offered remained pretty much as before, comprising two- and four-wheel drive models, the legendary Turbo and the Cabriolet convertible, all powered by the latest, 3.6-litre version of Porsche’s perennial flat-six engine. Supplied new in right hand drive by Lancaster Garages in Colchester on 28th April 1994 this stunning Porsche 993 Carrera Cabriolet is finished in the rare (for a 993) colour of Guards Red with a full Grey Leather interior. Desirably equipped with Electric Sports Seats, Electric Hood, Electric Windows and Mirrors, Alpine Stereo/CD player, Remote Central Locking with Alarm and Immobiliser and 17” Cup Alloy Wheels. This car has only had 4 former keepers from new with the last owner having purchased the car in May 2006 where it has been kept in a private collection for the last 10 years and has only covered 6,000 miles during this time. The car has now covered a genuine 73,900 miles from new with a Full Service History from both Porsche Main Dealers and Specialists and it comes with lots of invoices and MOT certificates plus all handbooks, service books and its original Porsche leather wallet and toolkit. The car is in excellent condition throughout and drives beautifully, this striking and rare 993 Cabriolet is a sports car ready for the coming summer months.

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2003 Ferrari 360 F1 Coupé Only 37,000 km from new

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Description: 2003 Ferrari 360 F1 Coupé Only 37,000 km from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 2003 Make: Ferrari Model: 360 F1 Just about the only item carried over from the F355 was its glorious V8 engine, enlarged from 3.5 to 3.6 litres for the 360. Equipped with four overhead camshafts and five valves per cylinder – an arrangement borrowed from Ferrari’s F1 engine – this remarkable unit produced 400bhp at 8,500rpm, with 275lb/ft of torque available at 4,750 revs. Unlike the F355’s transverse unit, the 360’s six-speed gearbox was mounted longitudinally behind the similarly disposed engine and could be ordered with an improved version of the F1-inspired paddle-operated gearchange pioneered on the F355. While its power train represented a degree of continuity with the past, in every other respect the 360 was entirely new, the most striking break with Ferrari tradition being the body’s frontal treatment: gone was the omnipresent oval grille, replaced by two separate intakes set low into the front fenders à la McLaren F1. A larger car than the F355, the 360 owed its radical new shape to the quest for increased downforce, generating four times as much as the F355, yet achieving the impressively low Cd of just 0.33. There was further innovation beneath the skin, a lighter, stiffer aluminium spaceframe/monocoque replacing the old arrangement of steel frame, tubular steel sub-frames and part steel, part aluminium body. This extensive use of aluminium meant that, despite its increased size, the 360 weighed around 220lbs less than the F355. Although it was also more powerful (by 20bhp) than its predecessor, the only straight-line performance increase claimed was a marginal reduction in the 0-60mph time to 4.5 seconds, top speed being unchanged at 183mph. Nevertheless, the 360’s on-the-road dynamics constituted a significant advance, its best time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track being some three seconds faster than the F355’s. This black on black Ferrari 360 has covered a mere 37,000 km from new. This example is fitted with the desirable F1 gearbox, electric seats, climate control along with xenon head lights. Despite its prodigious performance, the 360 Modena is no mere ‘racer on the road’ but a thoroughly modern automobile employing state-of-the-art technology to make the car reassuringly user-friendly.

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2006 Hummer H1 Alpha £120,000 worth of upgrades

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Description: 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha £120,000 worth of upgrades Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 2006 Make: Hummer Model: H1 Alpha Originally designed strictly for military use the four-wheel-drive utility vehicle was released by AM Gernal to the civilian market due to popular demand. Boasting 16 inches (40 cm) of ground clearance as well as super-aggressive approach and departure angles, the Hummer could clamber over a 22-inch (56 cm) high obstacle, handle a 60 percent grade and wade through up to 30 inches (76 cm) of water. It is also capable of towing a load weighing in excess of 7,500lbs (3,400kg). A conventional Hummer H1 is powered by a 6.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel producing 205bhp at 3,400rpm and delivering a mighty 440lb/ft of torque at just 1,800 revs. The example on offer today has had a no-expense-spared, nut and bolt restoration and the engine has been upgraded to a 2009 GMC 2500 Sierra Duramax 6.6 litre engine producing 465Bhp with 660lb-ft of torque. Having had an all new transmission, gearbox, custom fuel tank fitted along with a new ECU box and high-performance fuel injectors fitted along with a host of other extras, this Alpha is likely to be one of the best examples in existence. Interior upgrades include four new Cobra Carbon Fibre leather seats, Bentley cross stitch leather interior upgrader with Alcantara roof lining. With just 800 miles on the odometer and with upgrade bills exceeding £120,000 the car is as new and is likely to be one of the most substantial road-going vehicles in the UK.

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1951 Bentley Mark VI Syd Lawrence “SL01” Special

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Description: 1951 Bentley Mark VI Syd Lawrence “SL01” Special Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: B35KL Year: 1951 Make: Bentley Model: Mk VI Few cars lend themselves so well to the creation of modified and fast special tourers as the Bentley Mark VI, and no exponent of such modification is more celebrated than Syd Lawrence. Syd Lawrence was a talented engineer whose apprenticeship with General Motors was disrupted by World War One. He subsequently worked for Bentley Motors under Nobby Clark and Anzani before setting-up on his own at premises in Southgate, North London. Well known in Bentley circles, Lawrence’s workshop soon became a Mecca for those owners who had been previously struggling to keep their cars running on a diminishing stock of original parts. Chassis B35KL was supplied new in March 1951 as a 4 ½ litre Standard Steel Saloon to a Mr P.J. Offenheimer of Holborn Viaduct, London. Later, this fabulous example is believed to have become the first Special modified by Lawrence around a Mark VI chassis. Known as “SLO1” (being Syd Lawrence’s original prototype MkVI chassis) the Special travelled to its next owner, a Mr. Trotter in Beverley Hills California, for many years before being repatriated in the late 1980s and into the ownership of well-known British Bentley collector John Donner. Donner embarked upon a no-expenses spared project to develop a comfortable and fast tourer to be known as ‘The Millennium Bentley’. The Special body was removed (later fitted onto another documented Special “BDP 218”) and the chassis was stripped and rebuilt by Eric Healey of well-known Healey Brothers of Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. The engine was rebuilt, as were the gearbox and running gear. Pleasingly, and unlike many specials, period Derby Bentley splined knock-on wire wheels were supplied by Bob Peterson, which really add to the period feel of the Mark VI. Inspired by the iconic SS100 sports cars of the 1930s, a brand new alloy body was built by Nostalgia Cars of Honiton in Devon, a well-respected restorer and coachbuilder renowned for their evocations of 1950s Jaguar sportscars. Unfortunately John Donner passed away during the extensive build, and it fell to the family to have the car completed, before ownership passed to the cousin of well-known enthusiast Earl of March, who drove the car for under 2000 miles in 10 years of ownership. In more recent times the car has been repainted, the gearbox and brakes overhauled, and period Marchall headlamps with matching side lamps fitted. The Special is recorded in Ray Robert’s standard work, ‘Bentley Specials and Special Bentleys (pages 255/256). As a result of all this hard work the car won the Patina Category in the Bentley Driver’s Club Concours in 2012. In the current ownership the car has enjoyed a refresh by Hillier Hill, and a rev. counter has been fitted, as have a new tonneau and hood in black double duck. Finished in Verdant Green (the colour of the 2001 Bentley Le Mans EXP8 car) with a tan leather interior, and offered with a substantial history file, this is truly an elegant and exhilarating car to be driven and enjoyed to the full. Possibly finest MKVI Special on the market today.

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1974 Jensen Interceptor Convertible 26,000 miles from new

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Description: 1974 Jensen Interceptor Convertible 26,000 miles from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 2340.1030 Year: 1974 Make: Jensen Model: Interceptor Convertible ‘The Interceptor saloon was not a shape that took readily to being converted to a soft-top, so the whole rear end of the car was restyled with more square-cut lines and a proper boot lid. This restyling was a complete success, giving the new car a very balanced profile, especially with the hood down.’ – ‘Jensen’ by Keith Anderson. Arguably the most glamorous and prestigious of all Interceptor variants, the Convertible represented the West Bromwich manufacturer’s highest aspirations at the time of its introduction in 1974. With the Interceptor sports saloon’s introduction in 1967, Jensen had switched from glassfibre to steel for its car bodies. Underneath, the preceding C-V8 model’s robust chassis, running gear and 6,276cc Chrysler engine remained substantially unchanged. With around 280bhp on tap, performance was more than adequate, The Motor recording a top speed of 140mph with 100mph arriving in 19 seconds. Leather upholstery, reclining front seats and walnut veneer were all standard features, while automatic transmission was the choice of almost all buyers. The Series II incorporated revised front suspension, Girling brakes and a redesigned interior, while the Series III, introduced in 1971, came with a 7.2-litre engine, better seats, central locking and alloy wheels. For 1974 Jensen adopted an improved, 330bhp version of the 7.2-litre Chrysler V8 on the ‘J Series’ MkIII, which also gained all the equipment, including air conditioning, that had been standard issue on the now-discontinued Interceptor SP. The major development that year though, was the introduction of the Convertible, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March. By this time most other manufacturers had abandoned the convertible ahead of an expected US ban. When the latter failed to materialise, Jensen was left in a strong position, selling 506 Convertibles in the next two years. Today the Interceptor Convertible is one of Jensen’s most sought after models. This superb example of Jensen’s timeless classic is finished in yellow, with contrasting black leather interior and mohair convertible top. 2340.1030 has covered a genuine 26,000 miles from new. The car has had only 3 owners in the last 30 years. Stored for the last 20 years, the car is reported to drive beautifully and recently benefits from new brake discs and callipers. Presented in good order, the car is offered with sundry invoices and a Swansea V5 registration document.

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1969 Ford Mustang Convertible Ordered new at the personal request of Henry Ford II

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Description: 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible Ordered new at the personal request of Henry Ford II Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: OFO3M-102045 Year: 1969 Make: Ford Model: Mustang Manufactured in September of 1969, this particular Mustang has an extraordinary history. The car was ordered new by Henry Ford II to be used for his planned vacation touring the British Isles in late 1969. As such it was finished to the highest and most unique specification; a 351cu V8 was fitted, the car was finished in black with a white power hood and glass screen, whitewall tyres were fitted, as were power steering and front disc brakes, air conditioning, a tilting steering wheel, Deluxe belts and an electric clock. The colour combination in particular was unique to this car, making this the only Mustang produced to this specification. The Mustang was completed, and shipped to Southampton Docks awaiting collection by its illustrious owner. But Henry Ford II was detained in New York and his holiday was cancelled. Instead the Mustang found a new owner from within the Ford Europe Network, being Derek Walter of London WC2, whose wife Shirley was a contracted designer to Ford Europe. Now registered as WYU 2H, the Mustang was owned by the Walters for a few years before being part exchanged for a snooker table with Harri Peccinotti, an English photographer renowned for his work in the design and creation of the 1968 and 1969 Pirelli Calendars. Harri shipped WYU 2H to his home in the South of France, where it stayed until the early 2000s. Full written statements are available from the previous mentioned owners. Upon its return to the UK WYU 2H was found to be in somewhat neglected condition. After changing hands once, the new owner, an enthusiast by the name of Paul Hartley, undertook a hugely detailed restoration of the car which took around 5 years to complete. We are pleased to note that during this time the car retained its original engine, gearbox and differential, and as such is a matching numbers example. Furthermore the car is offered with an interesting selection of documentation such as the original factory order form which shows it as being sold to The Ford Motor Company, the original green logbook, and a Marti Report proving its unique specification. Furthermore there are photographs of WYU 2H leaving the port when new, being collected from the South of France, then a full catalogue of its restoration. Offered with a current and a number of previous MoT certificates, and showing only 38,000 miles recorded, this is truly unique car and a once in a lifetime find for the Mustang enthusiast.

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1972 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1.6 Corsa

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Description: 1972 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1.6 Corsa Reg. Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: AR1281429 Year: 1972 Make: Alfa Romeo Model: GT Junior Launched in 1963, the Giulia Sprint GT featured classically stylish four-seater coachwork designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro, though this was now manufactured at Alfa’s new factory at Arese. Beneath the skin the new coupé utilised the 105-Series Giulia TI saloon’s five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle, all round disc brakes (early cars excepted) and 1,570cc engine in up-rated form. The subsequent 1750 version’s replacement by the 2000GTV in 1971 left a gap in the range that was filled by the return of a 1.6-litre model, which had been absent since the GTV’s demise 1968. This was the GT 1600 Junior built between 1972 and 1977, initially in two-headlamp form and later with the four-headlamp front end shared with the 2000GTV. Finished in Rosso Corsa, this exciting Alfa Romeo GT 105 was race prepared in 1996 and has attended and won numerous racing events since, – accompanying documentation is included in the history file, achieving first place in two separate hill climbs in Sicily, once in 2013 and again in 2016. Provided with its Historic Technical Passport and CSAI passport, this car has had its racing documents updated in 2015 and these are still valid today.

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1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi – Coachwork by Scaglietti Design by Pininfarina - Full Ferrari Service History from new

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Description: 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi – Coachwork by Scaglietti Design by Pininfarina - Full Ferrari Service History from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1981 Make: Ferrari Model: 308 GTSi Ferrari’s line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Badged as a ‘Di-no’, the all-new 308 GT4 2+2 superseded the preceding Dino V6. The newcomer’s wedge-shaped styling – by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina – was not universally well received but there were no complaints about the performance of the 3.0-liter quad-cam V8 engine, which was carried over to its successor. Introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1975, the contemporary styled 308 GTB – Ferrari’s second V8 road car – marked a return to Pininfarina styling following the Bertone-designed 308 GT4. Badged as a ‘proper’ Ferrari rather than a Dino, the 308 GTB had changed little mechanically apart from a reduction in both wheelbase and weight, retaining its predecessor’s underpinnings and transversely mounted engine that now featured dry-sump lubrication. In road tune this superbly engineered power unit produced 255bhp, an out-put good enough to propel the 308 GTB to a top speed of over 150mph. Produced initially with fiberglass bodywork – the first time this material had been used for a production Ferrari, the Scaglietti-built 308 GTB used steel after April 1977. Further developments included the introduction of an open-top GTS version with Targa-style removable roof, the adoption of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and, finally, revised cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder on the Quattrovalvole (QV) model in 1982. An exhilarating driver’s car and a Ferrari purist’s delight, the 308 GTSi and its many derivatives proved a huge commercial success for Maranello, with over 12,000 sold. This particular 308 is an immaculate condition. Originally delivered new to America it has covered just 41,000km, so around 25,000 miles on the clock. It is offered with full Ferrari service history with the folder of bills for the car; to note, it also has air-conditioning, its original spare wheel and jack etc. Described as “ it has to be seen to be believed”, it has been maintained regardless of cost. As younger generations of collectors enter the market, the interest in these classic Ferraris is bound to increase. Most Ferrari enthusiasts will tell you that 308s are wonderful driver’s cars that will surely make great additions to any collection.

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1962 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe

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Description: 1962 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: BC71CZ Year: 1962 Make: Bentley Model: S2 Continental The advent of the Bentley Continental with modern styling made the contemporary R-Type look distinctly dated. Something beyond a facelift was required. The resulting S-Type was launched in 1955 to much acclaim, the standard Park Ward body being much greater in size and grandeur compared to the preceding car. There were three phases of this model resulting in the final S3 series and a number of mechanical changes were introduced over this period. The S2 Continental was developed from the S1 on the same chassis, using the aluminium 61/4 litre V8 engine in place of the old 6 cylinder 4,887cc unit which had been phased out in 1959. Automatic transmission, power steering and servo brakes combined to make a superb grand touring car. As the launch of the all new Bentley S2 Continental chassis and engine drew closer the design team at H.J. Mulliner also looked to the future and began to make some small amendments to their S1 Continentals Fastback design by re-positioning of the front spot lights on to the top of the wing line. They also listened to their customers’ requests for a new two door design which allowed greater luggage capacity in the boot. The result was design number 7500, built in very limited numbers which was fitted with a wraparound rear screen and fins on the front and rear wings. Design number 7500 was arguably improved further for the S2 Continental chassis with the removal of the fins to allow a more graceful line. The result was design number 7514, considered by many including ourselves to be the most attractive of all coachwork designs fitted to the S2 Continental chassis between 1959 and 1962 . Chassis No BC71CZ is one of just 71 examples built to design number 7514 in right hand drive by H.J. Mulliner. The coachwork was constructed entirely of aluminium at their West London works, completed to order for each individual customer in the bespoke fashion that Bentley Continental owners had become accustomed to. BC71CZ was completed in February of 1962 and supplied by the Rolls-Royce agent in Geneva Garage L’Athenee to its first owner Mr Otto Streicher of Zurich. According to the chassis records, it was ordered in a colour only described as Special Blue, with a green leather interior. The car is now presented in Pewter but retains its original green leather interior. Although early records beyond the car’s first few years are sparse, we understand that the car returned to England during the late 1960s where it remained until 1999. It was bought by a British collector on 1989 and then supplied by Frank Dale & Stepsons ten years later to a collector in Europe.

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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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Description: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 13098312028787 Year: 1968 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 280SL In the Spring of 1963, Mercedes-Benz debuted an all-new roadster to replace the 190SL and 300SL- The 230SL. The 230SL ‘Pagoda’ was a stunning Paul Bracq designed two-seat convertible that followed Mercedes’ new design language, featuring crisp lines and upright headlights. The 230 SL was fitted with a prominent three-pointed star in its grill as a reference to the already iconic 300SL. To save on weight, the hood, door skins, trunk lid, and tonneau cover are all composed of aluminium. The nickname ‘Pagoda’ was quickly adopted thanks to the slightly concave roof on the optional removable hardtop that resembled a pagoda roof. Although controversial at its introduction, these SLs are now considered a masterpiece of design. In 1967, Mercedes introduced the third and final iteration of the ‘Pagoda’, the 280SL. The 280 featured the same modified W111 chassis with a rear swing axle and independent front suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Power came from a 2.8-litre version of Mercedes’ robust inline-six and used Bosch fuel injection- a combination producing 160 horsepower in US-market variants, which had to be modified slightly to comply with emissions standards. To compensate, the rear-end ratios were changed in these US-market cars to offer greater low-end acceleration. While the 280SL did not offer the performance of the 300SL, it is a very charming model with capable handling and braking thanks to its suspension and all-wheel disc brakes. These roadsters also have one of the most beautiful bodies produced in the 1960s and thanks to their robust inline-6 and luxurious Mercedes interior are wonderful cars to be driven and enjoyed. Delivered new to the USA and re-patriated back to the UK in 2014 this wonderful silver over black 280SL can only be described as in excellent overall condition. During a recent restoration in 2015, the body was sandblasted and stripped before being painted in the iconic silver arrows colours. With new suspension and braking system overhauled , it is now in mechanically excellent condition. Offered with a UK MoT and UK V5 registration, it is easy to see why these 280SL Mercedes sports cars remain popular today.

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1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Genuine UK RHD

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Description: 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Genuine UK RHD Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 661145 Year: 1954 Make: Jaguar Model: XK120 Roadster Jaguar XK120 caused an absolute sensation when it was launched at the 1948 Motor Show. In the post-war era of rationing, general austerity and hardship it came as a stunning vision of what the future might hold. It was, without doubt, the most beautiful car in the world, and the fastest unsupercharged production sports model ever made up to that time. Its claimed top speed of 120mph was so astonishing that to prove it Jaguar took one over to Belgium and clocked 132mph! The response from the public at the Motor Show launch on 20th October 1948 caught Jaguar by surprise, and as orders poured in it was immediately obvious that the level of home and export demand could only be satisfied by moving from a lightweight alloy-bodied ash frame construction to tooling up for volume production in steel. This took time to achieve and the first 57 right hand drive cars, and 183 left-hand drive cars, were hand-produced in lightweight aluminium alloy. Throughout the 6 year production run, Jaguar manufactured a mere 609 RHD roadsters for the home market and we are proud to be offering one of them here today. Finished in British Racing Green with beige leather upholstery this wonderful example has been subject to a thorough renovation with bills accounting to in excess of £20,000 GBP. Works completed included fitment of a new clutch, exhaust manifolds, stainless steel exhaust system, front shock absorbers, cooling hoses all-round, electric fan and switch, and overhaul of front suspension, hydraulics, carburettors and starter motor. The attention to detail of the refurbishment is to the extent that even two new 12 volt batteries have been wired in parallel so as to avoid any issues starting this XK120 in the future. Furthermore the car has also been subject to a very detailed cosmetic restoration and the level of quality can only be fully appreciated when viewing the car in flesh. Included in the extensive history file are not only the invoices for the works carried out here in the UK by Jaguar specialists, but also the current and old V5s, a period photograph of the car with its former owners, comprehensive correspondence between its former owners Mr. David Watkins and Kit Constable Maxwell, the original UK Log book from 1954 as well as its replacement issued in 1973 and a Guy Broad parts catalogue. This rare RHD example is offered here today at a very realistic reserve. Not to be missed.

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1973 Chevrolet Camaro

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Description: 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 1Q87H3N137446 Year: 1973 Make: Chevrolet Model: Camaro The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared in dealerships on 29th September 1966, for the 1967 model year on a brand new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and would be available as a 2-door, 2+2 seat, coupe or convertible with a choice of six-cylinder and V8 powerplants. The first-gen Camaro would continue up to the 1969 model year. Offered today this stunning 1973 Camaro is presented in white with double black racing stripes. It has enjoyed extensive work throughout its life to become one of the fastest and most renowned Camaro on the circuit. Powered by a 434 SBC with Dart block engine the car has a list of extras to long to mention but the overall output, with dyno sheets to prove is 634hp with an extra 250hp available from the fitted nitrous kit. Inside is an all black interior in excellent condition with black bucket seats, carpets and headliner. Not a car for the faint-hearted, this immaculate example of a Camaro is bound to turn heads wherever you go and is one of the most desirable on the market.

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1987 Ferrari Modial T 37,000 miles from new

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Description: 1987 Ferrari Modial T 37,000 miles from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1987 Make: Ferrari Model: Mondial T The final Mondial evolution was 1989’s Mondial t (Coupe and Cabriolet). It was a substantially changed model, “spearhead of a new generation of V8 Ferraris”, according to Road & Track magazine. It was visually different from preceding Mondial models, the most recognisable being the redesign of the air intakes to a smaller rectangular shape. Additionally, the door-handles were of a visually different design, as were the front and rear bumpers which became body coloured. New front and rear wings cover wider tracks and are re-profiled to a fuller shape compared to preceding models, which feature a rolled lip. The ‘t’ called attention to the car’s new engine/transmission layout: the previously-transverse engine was now mounted longitudinally whilst the gearbox remained transverse, thus forming a ‘t’. By adopting this layout, a longer engine could be mounted lower in the chassis, improving handling dramatically. The ‘t’ configuration was used by Ferrari’s Formula One cars of the 1980s, and would be the standard for the marque’s future mid-engined V8 cars, beginning with the 348, introduced later in the year. The transverse manual gearbox was fitted with a Limited Slip Differential with a twin-plate clutch design with bevel gears driving the wheels. Considerably more spacious than previous Ferrari 2+2s, the Pininfarina-styled Mondial has been described by Car magazine as ‘the closest you’ll get to supercar family transport.’ This 1987 model, presented in the less common Argento Nurburg silver with Nero leather interior is one of 1,145 examples and is described as being in ‘stunning condition’. Coming complete with its original leather service pouch, maintenance records and the upgraded Ferrari 348 wheels, the car has had a recent timing belt change and inspection from a leading Surrey-based Ferrari Specialist at a cost of £2,000. With just 37,400 miles form new the car is looks fantastic and drives equally as well. An appreciating classic.

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1968 Ferrari 330GTC Berlinetta

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Description: 1968 Ferrari 330GTC Berlinetta Reg. Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1968 Make: Ferrari Model: 330GTC Images unavailable at time of going to press. File images used. Original colour is correct. ‘At the top – at the absolute top – in the automotive enthusiasts’ hierarchy of the cars of the world, there is only one. Ferrari. Is there really any question?’ Car & Driver Intended to fill a gap in Ferrari’s line-up between the four-seat 330GT 2+2 and the racer-on-the-road 275GTB, the two-seat 330GTC debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966 and was essentially a closed version of the 275GTS. Pininfarina’s understated coachwork combined elements of the latter at the rear with touches of the 500 Superfast at the front. Few would disagree with Car & Driver’s opinion that the result was most agreeable. ‘The GTC is a tasteful blend of the mean-and-low look of Ferrari competition GT cars, with the elegance of super-luxury street Ferraris of the past. Detail work, finish, panel fit, every aspect is superlative.’ Beneath the 330GTC’s bonnet resided the 4-litre, 300bhp version of Ferrari’s familiar, two-cam, 60-degree V12, as used in the 330GT 2+2. The short (94.5” wheelbase) chassis followed Ferrari’s established practice of tying together sturdy oval-section main tubes in a steel spaceframe, while the suspension was independent all round by wishbones and coil springs. First introduced on a road-going Ferrari (the 275GTB) in 1964, the rear suspension incorporated the five-speed gearbox in a transaxle, an arrangement that created a better-balanced car and one that gave its driver, “the wonderful sense of knowing just exactly what’s going on between one’s posterior and the pavé.” Much development work had concentrated on the reduction of noise levels in the cabin, which was luxuriously equipped in the best Gran Turismo manner: leather seats, electric windows and heated rear screen were standard; radio, air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels the options. With a top speed in excess of 150mph, excellent ride comfort and sure-footed handling, Ferrari could justifiably claim the 330GTC to be the finest of high-speed conveyances for two people and their luggage. This original unrestored example was exported to California earlier in its lifetime, which has greatly assisted in preserving the car in the condition presented today. During its Californian ownership the 330 was placed into storage from the late 1990s until last year, at which point it was purchased by our current vendor and repatriated into Europe. Finished in the highly attractive combination of Blue Metallizzato with Nero leather and fitted with the desirable Campagnolo wheels, this wonderful 330 offers the prospect of a superb 1960s GT to use and enjoy.

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2013 Vauxhall Astra – The final BBC Top Gear “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” Offered at No Reserve - Proceeds Ben - to the Automotive Industry Charity

Description: 2013 Vauxhall Astra – The final BBC Top Gear “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” Offered at No Reserve - Proceeds Ben - to the Automotive Industry Charity Reg. Number: TBA Chassis Number: WOLPD6EDOD8061050 Year: 2013 Make: Vauxhall Model: Astra Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car was a segment of Top Gear in which presenter Jeremy Clarkson interviewed a celebrity and then showed a clip of their attempt to drive round the Top Gear track, filmed earlier. Their times were then put onto a leader board. There have been four reasonably priced cars in all: the Suzuki Liana, Chevrolet Lacetti, Kia Cee’d, and this Vauxhall Astra. This Vauxhall Astra is the last car used in the Clarkson-era Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment of BBC Top Gear, and it’s seen its share of celebrity drivers. As per Top Gear tradition the Astra was initiated with a star-studded barbeque, featuring well known celebrities such as the comedian Jimmy Carr, the actor Warwick Davis, also singers Brian Johnston and Joss Stone. After a decent lunch, the celebrities tested their mettle on the track. Following the abrupt end of Series 22 as a result of Clarkson’s dismissal from the show, the Astra was returned to Vauxhall, who have kindly provided the car to Coys for charity auction. The Astra has covered under 3,000 miles from new at the hands of over 20 famous actors, singers and comedians. Here is the full leaderboard of lap times completed over the years: 1:44.6 – Olly Murs 1:44.7 – Nicholas Hoult 1:44.7 – Aaron Paul 1:45.1 – Brian Johnson 1:45.6 – Jimmy Carr 1:46.1 – Hugh Jackman 1:46.7 – David Haye 1:46.8 – Warwick Davis 1:47.1 – Margot Robbie 1:47.2 – Will Smith 1.47.8 – Benedict Cumberbatch 1:48.5 – Rachel Riley 1:48.5 – Gillian Anderson (Mildly moist) 1:48.8 – Charles Dance 1:48.9 – Joss Stone 1:49.2 – Kiefer Sutherland (wet) 1:49.4 – James Blunt (very very wet) 1:49.9 – Ron Howard 1:49.9 – Tom Hiddleston (very wet) 1:50.1 – Hugh Bonneville (wet) 1:51.0 – Steven Tyler 1:51.5 – Mike Rutherford Several non-standard features were added for its TV role, including a full roll cage and racing seats with five-point safety belt harnesses. The roll cage means the airbags have been disabled, so the buyer will need to have these reactivated before the car would be road legal. With the demise of Top Gear in this hugely popular format, Coys are delighted to be able to offer this rare piece of well-documented television history, which will be sold at No Reserve to the highest bidder.

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1973 ISO Fidia 1 of only 16 RHD cars produced

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Description: 1973 ISO Fidia 1 of only 16 RHD cars produced Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: B310179/D Year: 1973 Make: Ido Model: Fidia Manufacturers of the Isetta bubble car, Iso joined the ranks of supercar constructors in 1962 with the launch of the Giotto Bizzarrini-designed Rivolta coupé at the Turin Motor Show. The styling was carried out at Carrozzeria Bertone and penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Fidia, longer in the wheelbase by approximately 150mm, was a more practical proposition than the two-door Rivolta on which it was based. Originally conceived as the S4 and introduced in 1967, the Fidia’s four-door body was airy, graceful, purposeful and sleek, continuing Iso’s leadership in advancing automobile design. Chevrolet engines of 5.4 or 5.7 litres were fitted initially. Towards the end of production, 35 Fidias were finally built with the 5.8-litre Ford V8 engine. Iso’s proven underpinnings included independent front suspension, deDion rear axle and four wheel, power-assisted, disc brakes (inboard at the rear). It is believed that in all 16 RHD Fidias (the first being sold to John Lennon in 1967) were produced, of which two were S4’s and seven were Ford powered; only a few righthand drive cars are thought to still exist. This 1973 example is a real delight, coming from the custodianship of a collector of several ISOs and other rare and desirable Italian cars of the 1960s and 70s. The Fidia is one of a handful of RHD versions still in existence, rarer still in that it is fitted with the Ford V8 power plant. According to the original build sheet the ISO was built on 20th July 1973, with the additional options of electronic ignition, automatic transmission, electric sunroof, power steering, a large sump pan, oil cooler, seat belts and Michelin tyres. The car was subsequently imported into the UK by Wood and Krailing Limited, a Lancia dealership based at that time in Theydon Boyle, Essex, and was first registered on 20th December 1973. Amongst the four previous owners are the importing dealership and Chris Lackner, the ISO & Bizzarrini Owners Club UK President. Chris compiled a chronological summary of the car’s account, which is contained within the history file. Finished in the classic (and original) combination of mid-blue metallic with a Champagne leather interior, the Fidia exudes a level of plushness that only the very best luxury GT cars of the 70s are able to achieve. The driver is kept well informed with an array of instruments, the Nardi steering wheel keeps one heading in the right direction, and entertainment is provided by a high quality McIntosh sound system. Now showing a recorded 51,500 miles from new, this example has enjoyed some sensible modifications in recent years, which have allowed the current owner to undertake European road trips with ease, and at speed. Alloy cylinder heads have been added, the gearbox upgraded to the later Ford ‘Automatic Over Drive’ (AOD) unit giving the driver better reliability and usability. The suspension has been overhauled with new bushes, and a vented disc brake conversion has been added. The Fidia is offered with a current UK V5 registration document and MoT test certificate. This is a genuinely a super rare, extremely powerful, fast and comfortable GT car which is capable of transporting four people cross continent with consummate ease. A wonderful proposition for the discerning collector.

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1966 Ford Mustang 289 – Rare Manual Gearbox

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Description: 1966 Ford Mustang 289 – Rare Manual Gearbox Reg. Number: MVG112C Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1966 Make: Ford Model: Mustang 289 Ford created a new class of car almost overnight with the introduction of the Mustang sports coupé part way through the 1964 season, catching the rest of the US auto industry off guard. Brainchild of Lee Iacocca – subsequent saviour of the Chrysler Corporation – the Mustang is one of the most remarkable automotive success stories of modern times and arguably the pinnacle of his long career with Ford. Aimed at the affluent young, for whom a car was as much a lifestyle statement as means of transport, the Mustang succeeded brilliantly, achieving sales in excess of a quarter million by the end of ‘64. This remarkable debut was followed by a staggering 524,791 sales in 1965, earning Ford a fortune. The secret of the Mustang’s success was a broad appeal that extended beyond the target market thanks to a great value-for-money package combining sporty looks, decent economy and brisk performance. Mustangs could be ordered in specifications ranging from six-cylinder ‘economy’ to V8-powered luxury, while customers could choose from an extensive range of factory options, with the result that seldom are two Mustangs identical. Finished in Signal Flare red with white racing stripes, what we have on offer here today is one of the rare and more desirable examples fitted with a manual gearbox. In good overall condition throughout, this car represents a great opportunity to own one of the most attractive and iconic American muscle cars of the 60s. Offered at a very reasonable reserve.

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1991 Ferrari Testarossa

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Description: 1991 Ferrari Testarossa Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: ZFFSM17A5L00853361 Year: 1991 Make: Ferrari Model: Testarossa Rivalling Lamborghini’s Countach for presence, the Pininfarina-designed Testarossa succeeded brilliantly, the gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators being one of the modern era’s most instantly recognisable – and copied – styling devices. A larger car than the 512BB – the increase in width being necessary to accommodate wider tyres – the Testarossa managed the trick of combining high downforce with a low coefficient of drag, its graceful body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices. Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor, the body – its steel doors and roof excepted – being, somewhat unusually for a production Ferrari, of aluminium. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel and plentiful leather. Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive, factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand. In 1992 the original Testarossa was succeeded by the updated 512TR version, which came with 428bhp on tap, while ABS brakes were added to the package before the 512TR was replaced by what would be the Testarossa’s final incarnation – the 512M – for 1995. For the first time there were major cosmetic changes: the original pop-up headlights being replaced by fixed lamps beneath clear covers, the grille size reduced, round tail lamps adopted and three-piece wheels fitted. Titanium connecting rods went into the engine, which produced marginally more power and torque than before. Leaving the factory in 1991 this stunning example of a Testarossa comes in the classic Rossa Corsa with tan interior combination. With just two owners from new the car remains in good condition throughout and comes with its original tool kit and cover. Offered with original service books, and many bills for maintenance, this is of one of the most iconic 1980s supercars and still turns as many heads today as it did when it was new. Truly Pininfarina at its best – flamboyant yet futuristic – a true classic.

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1959 Austin Healey Sprite

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Description: 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: AN5 23769 Year: 1959 Make: Austin Healey Model: Sprite Supplied new by “The Car Mart” in London, this lovely Healey was registered on 5th October 1959. It still carries not only its original registration number, but also the actual plates as fitted by “The Car Mart”. In the file is the original logbook, handbook and workshop manual, in addition to the last tax disc worn before it was laid up in 1973. There is also a comprehensive file of receipts for parts used during the restoration. Bodily the car is excellent, being restored with new floors, inner and outer sills, rear bulkhead outer skin, boot floor etc., all fitted using a spot welder for a factory look. In addition, new longitudinal top hat stiffeners were fitted as well as various other minor repairs. The bottoms were removed from the chassis legs and replaced with new metal. The whole body shell was professionally prepared and painted in Iris blue. Wherever the car goes it always draws comments about the quality of the panel fit and the finish of the paint. The rest of the components, such as the fuel tank are also sprayed to a mirror finish in black. All matching numbers, the 948cc sprite engine is mated to a lightened (as per special tuning) flywheel. During the rebuild the Crank was re-ground, new bearings fitted, block re-bored to plus 30 thou, new pistons fitted, high lift cam fitted, new seals 1and gaskets etc. Fitted with rather special 12G295 cylinder head with 34mm inlet and 29mm exhaust valves, this has been expertly ported and polished in period. Carburettors are 1 1/2″ H4 type SU’s with period ram pipes. The smooth type gearbox, believed to be fitted with Mk 11 (close) ratios, was merely inspected, cleaned and re-fitted. New engine and gearbox mountings throughout, as were hardy spicers to the propshaft. The rear axle was cleaned, inspected, fitted with new seals and re-fitted. The front suspension was re-built with new trunnions as needed. This car is fitted with wire wheels along with an adaptor plate which allows the backplate to be replaced by a Girling calliper and master cylinder. As one would expect with this set up, the car steers and stops very, very well indeed. Regarding electrics, new colour correct cloth braided wiring harness, new Lucas sports coil, new fuse box, re-built dynamo (with tacho drive). The interior is Superb and very period looking! Seats were re-built, with new foams etc . New carpet set and mostly new interior trim panels. Instruments are all original to the car and all in full working order. The steering wheel is a SEBRING SPRITE item. A period Lucas dipping rear view mirror as fitted to works sprites, is also fitted. The doors have the ribbed rubber on the inside and the original moulded door pockets have been re-covered to match the rest of the interior. There is also an original BMC type jack and handle in the boot. This is restored and in full working order. ] There is a restored hood frame, as well as a new hood, which has a zip out rear window. The Original frogeye sidescreens have been restored, tonneau cover is original. This Sprite is fitted with a Genuine BMC works hardtop. The chrome has all been re-plated, including the handbrake and gear-lever. The exception is the front bumper which still wears good original plating and the original BMC locking petrol cap which is slightly speckled, but very presentable. One of the true Classics of the period, this car has unquestionable charm, and will offer its new fortunate owner a huge amount of fun.

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Ferrari 355 Spider 1 registered owner from new

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Description: Ferrari 355 Spider 1 registered owner from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: ZFFPR4BB000102481 Year: Make: Ferrari Model: 355 Spider “Complex, sophisticated, and very fast, it is the quantum leap that has enabled the Ferrari V8 to run in proud parallel with the 456GT and 550 Maranello,” enthused Car magazine’s review of the F355. First presented to the motoring press in May 1994, the F355 effectively re-forged the reputation of Ferrari’s V8 which, 328 and 348 notwithstanding, had suffered since the introduction of the Mondial ‘world car’. The latter, with its four seats, well-appointed interior, and relatively soft ride, was considered far too sensible to be a ‘proper’ Ferrari; the F355 though, was cast in the mould of that great driver’s car, the Dino 246GT. Just how great an advance it was may be gauged from the fact that the F355’s best time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track was three seconds quicker than the formidable 512 TR. Despite its prodigious performance the F355 was no mere ‘racer on the road’ but a thoroughly modern automobile. It employed state of the art technology, in the form of computer controlled variable damping to reconcile the differing requirements of ultimate roadholding and acceptable comfort. A light action clutch, proportional power-assisted steering, and driver’s air bag were other features included to make the car reassuringly user friendly. The heart of the F355 though, is its phenomenal 3.5-litre V8 engine. Equipped with four overhead camshafts and five valves per cylinder, a layout borrowed from Ferrari’s Formula 1 engine, this remarkable unit produced a claimed 370bhp at 8,250rpm, with 268lb/ft of torque available from 5,000 to 6,500rpm. A six-speed gearbox, mounted transversely behind the longitudinally disposed engine, ensured a sufficiency of ratios to keep the motor on the boil whatever the situation. Presented in Nero with a black interior this 355 Spider is described as being in good condition throughout. With just one registered keeper from new the car started life in Italy. With an extensive history file the car has a full service history and comes complete with its original toolkit and roof cover. Driven consistently and with great care throughout its life, the car has covered 64,000 miles from new. The supreme condition it remains in today is testament to its single ownership and the car is said to drive as new. The car’s manual gearbox and its rare black colour make this one of the most desirable forms of the 355 spiders around.

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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe

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Description: 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 860759 Year: 1963 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Series I Jaguar would make a habit of shocking the automotive world. Sometimes the impact of its cars reached beyond the showrooms and exposition halls to rock popular culture, yet not even Jaguar’s founder, Sir William Lyons, could have predicted the impact of the Jaguar E-Type. When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the new Jaguar stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. Constructed using methods derived from the D-Type sports racing car, the E-Type was a technical marvel. The light and rigid monocoque chassis used the engine itself as a structural part of the car, with the long and sleek bonnet hinged at the front. The headlights were beautifully recessed in the fenders, and covered with contoured Perspex for a free flowing design and improved aerodynamics. The car featured 4-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes all around and a 4-speed manual transmission. The proven XK power plant was carried over from the XK150, and made sure the lithe Jaguar would exceed the 150mph mark. Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed. With spare parts readily available, a number of marque clubs to join and many driving and concours events to attend, the E-Type is an excellent, widely admired collector car. This UK supplied right hand drive 3.8 has had just three previous keepers on the V5, and has covered a believed 795 miles in the last 20 years. Purchased by the current vendor from a deceased estate after having been restored and subsequently stored for 21 years, the car was last taxed for road use in 1995. With his original intention to completely restore the vehicle to a very respectable standard, after reviewing the underlying condition and the exceptional originality of the car he have decided that such a radical project was fundamentally unnecessary and could in fact be detrimental to its overall heritage, so he simply has had the car recommissioned to its present day roadworthy and glorious condition. The work was undertaken by Jaguar specialist in Berkshire where a mechanical inspection was undertaken. As one would expect with a car that had been stored for so many years, it required the replacement and refurbishment of the majority of the braking systems main components as well as the fuel tank, radiator, dynamo and carburettors. A complete service of the engine and running gear was also undertaken and the car was eventually started for the first time in 21 years without any hesitation. The engine and running gear is reported to be in very good condition, there is no evidence of oil contamination in the coolant or exhaust, oil pressure is very good and the compression on each cylinder are excellent as would be expected of a car that has been properly overhauled. The interior of the car with the exception of the carpets and headlining is all original. The underside and chassis of the car is in very good condition and there is very little evidence of any significant rust or corrosion. The overall paintwork is in a good condition with some minor blemishes, which adds to the cars underlying originality. Few cars can rival the Jaguar E-Type in performance, beauty, and desirability and this particular Coupe is a superbly original example of one of the most iconic cars of the ‘60s.

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1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III by Park Ward Formerly From the Collection of Sir James Cayzer

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Description: 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III by Park Ward Formerly From the Collection of Sir James Cayzer Reg. Number: 1937 Chassis Number: 3BT147 Year: 1937 Make: Rolls-Royce Model: Phantom III This chassis was sent off to test from the Derby factory on 29 April 1937. It had been fitted with engine number E48X and originally with steering at the middle E rake, although this was changed to the low F rake on instruction dated 20 April. The chassis was set up for a touring limousine body with seating for 4 to 5 passengers in town work and touring in the UK. The Rolls-Royce Sales Card for the chassis indicates that the original order for a bonnet mascot was cancelled (again on 20 April) and that the original plan for a single, offside spare wheel was changed to one on a dummy hub to the rear (although see below). The chassis was delivered to coachbuilders Park Ward & Co. Ltd. by road from the Rolls-Royce London depot at Lille Hall on 4 May 1937. Here the coachbuilder built a saloon body, with their body number 4257. It was one of ll saloon bodies built by Park Ward on the Phantom III chassis, being a saloon because there was no division fitted. Eight were to the same basic design as 3BTl47. The car was finished in black cellulose throughout with a light blue moulding, and with blue crushed leather. The woodwork was in light walnut, with ivory stringing. The chassis was ordered by Park Ward on 19 October 1936 (during the Olympia Motor Show in London) and the chassis paid for contra deal on ll May 1937 for £1,520 which was a 20% discount on the standard chassis price (a common practice for R-R in their dealings with major dealers and coachbuilders). Completed on 19 July 1937, the car was first registered (with number RH 1) on 4 August. It was delivered on 7 August to its owner Frank Bilton at The Grange, Willerby, Hull in Yorkshire. Bilton has owned two Phantom Hs, chassis 5 lGN and 64MS, both by Park Ward, the former a limousine and the latter a saloon. The latter had the same colour scheme and upholstery as the Phantom II, Bilton would later own Silver Wraith (a Park Ward saloon) and Bentley Mark VI B35lNY. He was born in 1872, and was a building contractor. In 1950 the car was registered with Kingston-on-Hull number LKH 869 (which it retains today) , and Rolls-Royce records show the next owner was a C A Miers, in 1955. In April 1977 it was owned by Raymond G Maguire of Beaulieu in Hampshire. London dealers Clarendons had the car for sale in the magazine Motor Sport described as low mileage and in superb condition. Black with grey hide upholstery, described as 56,000 miles. Black with French blue hides and matching carpets. Certainly one of the most original and mechanically excellent PIII models available today. At this time the car was bought by Sir James Cayzer, Bart., becoming one of four Phantom IIIs he would ultimately own. Sir James Cayzer was without doubt one of the most well-regarded and well-respected collectors of pre-war Rolls-Royce motor cars in Britain during that period. This handsome and positively “regal” looking Rolls Royce is offered today by a private collector and is in superb condition as outlined above. The car drives extremely well and would grace any collection.

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1968 Daimler Sovereign

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Description: 1968 Daimler Sovereign Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 1A33542BW Year: 1968 Make: Daimler Model: Sovreign With a top speed of 120mph and 0-60mph acceleration in 10 seconds, Daimler’s 4.2 litre, six cylinder Sovereign was one of the quickest Daimlers to be offered by the company. Derived from the Jaguar XJ6, it was readily identified by the traditional Daimler fluted radiator surround and the interior was furnished in best Daimler traditions with finest quality leather hide upholstery to the seats, polished figured walnut instrument panel and deep pile wool carpets, sufficiently individual to satisfy Daimler’s established clientele. This stunning 5-owner Daimler has covered just 82,000 miles from new. Finished in old English white it left the factory on the 1st October 1968. The matching numbers engine is reported to be in fine fettle. The car benefitted from a restoration in 2016, including a respray in acrylic paint, a replacement headlining and a new set of tyres. Recently serviced we are advised the car is offered with its original jack, and radiomoibile radio. This example is a perfect opportunity to enjoy reliable Classic car with a modest outlay. Sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

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1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1

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Description: 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 Reg. Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 6215 Year: 1964 Make: Ferrari Model: 330 GT 2+2 Replacing the 250 GTE 2+2 and the limited-production 330 America was the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, which made its first public appearance at the Brussels Salon in January 1964. This new model helped carry on the success of the 2+2 models of the immediate past with several key updates, in hopes of seeing an increase in sales over the 250 GTE 2+2. Ferrari’s new four-seater featured a completely new body style from Pininfarina, one that was very distinctive from the other Ferrari models on sale at the time. The easiest way to identify the first-series 330 GT 2+2 is by its quad headlight front end. The Series II cars adapted dual headlights, leaving the Series I as the sole model of the entire 330 GT 2+2 production run to wear quad headlights. Other notable cosmetic changes include more angular nose and tail sections from the 250 GTE 2+2 and the introduction of a wider front grille to help increase airflow to the engine. Following in the footsteps of the 330 America in terms of its drivetrain, the 330 GT 2+2 featured a four-liter V-12 engine, which was mated to the existing four-speed-plus overdrive transmission in the 250 GTE. Its wheelbase was increased by two inches, and with the installation of Koni adjustable shock absorbers, handling had improved immensely. Before production began on the redesigned Series II, Ferrari had produced 625 examples of the initial series. The 330 GT 2+2 remains one of Ferrari’s finest four-passenger touring cars. With its 300-horsepower, 4.0-litre engine, it is powerful yet easy to drive around town, while its luxurious appointments make it as ideal for today’s road tours and events as when it was new. The well preserved matching numbers example was first registered in 1964 in Austria, and has had now only five owners from new. The 330 was stored in a private Austrian collection for over 30 years, until being brought into the UK recently. Supplied with Austrian registration papers and a documented history file, the 330 shows a delightful patina often missing on freshly restored examples. These Ferraris were the envy of many in the 1960s, and remain so to this day. Not to be missed.

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1984 Porsche 944 Targa

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Description: 1984 Porsche 944 Targa Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1984 Make: Porsche Model: 944 Targa ‘Here was a model much more in the Porsche tradition, a 217km/h (135mph) coupé with sparkling acceleration and superlative handling. Some 90,000 were built during a 10-year manufacturing life.’ – Jonathan Wood, ‘Porsche – The Legend’. Announced in 1981, the 944 was the third of Porsche’s new family of front-engined sports cars. The first of the line, the 924, had arrived in November 1975 and drew heavily on Volkswagen/Audi components: the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, overhead-camshaft engine being a development of the Audi 100’s and the four-speed transaxle transmission a VW unit. Six years later, along came its close relative – the 944 – which was constructed along similar lines and from a distance hard to tell apart from its 924 progenitor. Beneath the bodywork (50mm wider than the 924’s) was a 2.5-litre, 163bhp overhead-camshaft ‘four’ – in effect half of the 928’s V8 bored out – fitted with twin balancer shafts to counter the vibration often encountered in such units. The rear transaxle – a five-speed affair this time – was retained, while the 924-type running gear was suitably up-rated to cope with the 944’s superior performance. Subsequent developments included a Turbo, 16-valve 944S/S2 and a cabriolet. Finished in metallic blue with cloth interior, this right-hand drive example is a recent purchase by the vendor, who has taken the trouble to return the Porsche to its former glory. A nicely presented and apparently solid car in very good overall condition, it represents a great, value-for-money, ‘turn key’ entry into the exciting world of Porsche motoring. The vehicle is offered with sundry maintenance/service invoices, Swansea V5 registration document.

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1995 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta 28,000 miles from new

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Description: 1995 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta 28,000 miles from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: ZFFPR41B000102023 Year: 1995 Make: Ferrari Model: 355 Berlinetta “Complex, sophisticated, and very fast, it is the quantum leap that has enabled the Ferrari V8 to run in proud parallel with the 456GT and 550 Maranello,” enthused Car magazine’s review of the F355. First presented to the motoring press in May 1994, the F355 effectively re-forged the reputation of Ferrari’s V8 which, 328 and 348 notwithstanding, had suffered since the introduction of the Mondial ‘world car’. The latter, with its four seats, well-appointed interior, and relatively soft ride, was considered far too sensible to be a ‘proper’ Ferrari; the F355 though, was cast in the mould of that great driver’s car, the Dino 246GT. Just how great an advance it was may be gauged from the fact that the F355’s best time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track was three seconds quicker than the formidable 512 TR. Despite its prodigious performance the F355 was no mere ‘racer on the road’ but a thoroughly modern automobile. It employed state of the art technology, in the form of computer controlled variable damping to reconcile the differing requirements of ultimate roadholding and acceptable comfort. A light action clutch, proportional power-assisted steering, and driver’s air bag were other features included to make the car reassuringly user friendly. The heart of the F355 though, is its phenomenal 3.5-litre V8 engine. Equipped with four overhead camshafts and five valves per cylinder, a layout borrowed from Ferrari’s Formula 1 engine, this remarkable unit produced a claimed 370bhp at 8,250rpm, with 268lb/ft of torque available from 5,000 to 6,500rpm. A six-speed gearbox, mounted transversely behind the longitudinally disposed engine, ensured a sufficiency of ratios to keep the motor on the boil whatever the situation. This 355 Berlinetta is presented in Rosso Corsa with a rare dark blue interior. Described as being in good condition throughout the car has had just two registered keepers form new, the first of which being the president of the Ferrari owner’s club in Italy and the second a fellow member. Brought to the UK in 2005 the car has been well looked-after and has still only covered 28,000 miles from new. Offered with the favourable manual gearbox this is a magnificent example of a Ferrari classic.

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1954 Sunbeam Alpine Special

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Description: 1954 Sunbeam Alpine Special Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: A3015663E/RO5 Year: 1954 Make: Sunbeam Model: Alpine Special In late 1952 the Rootes Group decided to create a sports design and development team within its subsidiary Sunbeam. It was using an idea from George Hartwell a Bournemouth Rootes dealer and rally preparation expert to create an open two seater rally car from the Sunbeam Talbot Coupe production chassis that the first prototype Alpine was developed. This car LEL 333 was entered in the 1952 Alpine Rally as a testing. Sunbeams design and development engineers with ERA revised and developed the engineering to create a new prototype which was tested at Jabbeke in Belgium in March 1953 by Stirling Moss and Sheila van Damm recording a record speed of over 123 mph. Leslie Johnson racing and rally driver plus director of E.R.A. then tested the car for endurance at Montlhery and realised the car was a potential Rally winner. Sunbeam wasted no time in launching the Alpine model in June 1953 and named after the test rally of 1952. Sunbeambuild a total of 1,800 before it was replaced by the Mk 3 in October 1954. Of cause the car featured heavily in the 1953 feature film, “To Catch A Thief with Grace Kelly and Carry Grant. In parallel to the highly tuned prototype and the standard Alpine Model, E.R.A were secretly developing the Alpine Special. They had developed better performance from the standard Alpines single downdraught carburettor, and had lightened the car with Aluminium panels to the boot and bonnet. To gain homologation six LHD pre-production Alpine Specials cars were made along with six rally cars drawn from production registered MKV 21-26 in early 1953. With celebrity drivers such as Stirling Moss in 21, Peter Collins in 23, and Sheila van Damm in 25 the team secured many prizes in that years event. The car used revised manifolding and a down draught Solex twin choke carburettor with a standard overdrive and revised gearbox and rear axle ratios and straight through exhaust system with increased performance. Strangely the model was not available for sale until May 1954 when it was launched. ln total only 70 Specials were built with two thirds of production being LHD for export. Today the Alpine Special is a very rare model of surviving the Alpine cars. This fabulous British sports car is presented in Ivory with a red leather and cream piping interior which is in beautiful condition. Also, which is rare, the car also comes with a hard top, which is included in the sale. A red tonneau and hood compliment the wonderful interior and the car also comes with all invoices relating to its restoration. OKV 899 was used by John Bolster the well-known racing driver and journalist to evaluate the car and this actual car was official the works demonstrator registered to Humber Ltd.’s engineering department (as were the rally cars) in May 1954 and used by him for the article appearing in the September Autosport magazine of that year. Many photos exist of the car in archive material as it was and is now in its original colour scheme of Ivory with red interior after extensive restoration by Alpine Specialist Ken Sparkes. The car comes with many historic photographs of the 1954 Testing series and later restorations. Described as being the most important works Specials built after the six Alpine Rally cars, this is a very rare and highly collectable vehicle.

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1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa

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Description: 1973 Porsche 911 2.4 S Targa Reg. Number: French Registered Chassis Number: 9113310416 Year: 1973 Make: Porsche Model: 911 2.4S Targa Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 liters and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower. The first of countless upgrades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp, the increased urge raising top speed by 10mph to 135mph. A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 liters. The S’s power output then was 180bhp, increasing to 190bhp with the introduction of the 2.4-liter engine for 1972. Tenacious adhesion, responsive steering, very good flexibility, superb brakes, meticulous finish and a solid, unburst able feel were just some of the virtues praised by Motor magazine in its test of a Porsche 911 in 1973. This wonderful blue 2.4S Targa was delivered in January 1973, and today is presented with both its matching numbers engine and in its original colour. The car was delivered new to Germany, and so is a desirable European model. It has been restored in the 1990 and is still in wonderful order- reported to drive and break well. Both door shuts and chrome work are reported to be in excellent condition. The interior is fitted with its original BlauPunkt radio and is finished in Black- it is again in very good order. Offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity Offered with its Carte Grise and Control Techniques.

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