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Auction Description for Coys: Coys at Alexandra Palace
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Friday 28th - Sunday 30th October 2016 - 10.00pm - 6.00pm

Coys at Alexandra Palace (58 Lots)

by Coys


58 lots with images

29 October 2016

Live Auction

London, United Kingdom

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1974 Alfa Romeo Alfetta

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Description: 1974 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: AR0002860 Year: 1974 Make: Alfa Romeo Model: Alfetta Introduced in 1974 the Alfetta GT was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign and Alfa Romeo. It had a much more sporting appearance than the saloon with a drag coefficient of 0.39 and one of its quirkier details was the positioning of the instruments, the rev counter was directly in front of the driver, whilst the speedometer and other gauges were in the centre of the dashboard. It was initially only available with the 1.8 litre (1,779 cc) version of the Alfa DOHC 4 cylinder Engine and featured a chain driven 8 valve twin overhead cam cylinder head of cross-flow design. In 1976 with the final phasing out of the earlier 105 Series cars – GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior and 2000 GTV, the 1.8 Engine was discontinued in favour of the 1.6 litre (1,570 cc) and 2.0 litre (1,962 cc). Imported recently from Italy, this incredibly rare Alfetta GT 1.8 rolled off the production line in August of 1974, destined for Lecce, Southern Italy, where it spent much of its life. As with other Alfetta GTs, this delightful car was fitted with the 1779cc Twin OHC engine, a 5 speed gearbox, and 14” Campagnolo alloy wheels. Finished in Rosso Red with grey/black cloth trim and restored in Italy before being imported to the UK, this rust-free example is presented in good condition throughout with exceptionally nice paintwork and a lovely interior. This Alfetta is said to drive exceptionally well and is offered with a UK MoT certificate and V5 document. We believe this entry level GT car represents excellent value in the current market, with good potential for future growth.

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1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

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Description: 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBC Year: 1981 Make: Rolls-Royce Model: Silver Spirit Announced in the autumn of 1980 and typically Rolls-Royce in so far as it represented evolution rather than revolution, the Silver Spirit was based on the preceding Silver Shadow II to which it bore a distinct family resemblance. The Shadow’s floorpan was retained and powertrain differences were minimal, the Spirit’s chief advance over its immediate forebear being the heavily revised and improved type of rear suspension that had first appeared on the company’s two-door models. The styling too came in for revision, with a lower waistline, increased glass area and a more modern angular look; rectangular headlights graced the front of a Rolls-Royce for the first time and the oft-changed radiator became wider and squatter. Inside, the Crewe firm’s exemplary standards of equipment and finish were maintained, the most noticeable change being the adoption of separate rear seats and the reinstatement of folding picnic tables. This clean example comes in a light Green colour and is described as being in good condition. The dark maroon interior makes for a most civilised ride, one which few cars beat in terms of comfort.

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1991 Austin Mini Mayfair

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Description: 1991 Austin Mini Mayfair Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: SAXXL2S1N20438163 Year: 1991 Make: Austin Model: Mini Mayfair By the time the Mini celebrated its 30th anniversary it had already passed the remarkable production milestone of 5 million (achieved in 1986). Based on the Mini Mayfair and introduced in June 1989, the ‘30’ was the most luxuriously equipped Mini Limited Edition model to date. Just two alternative paint schemes were offered – Cherry Red or black – featuring contrasting duo-tone coachlines and ‘1959-1989’ decals and bonnet badge. Wheelarch extensions, door mirrors and sill covers were colour-matched to the body, chrome finish being reinstated for the grille, bumpers and door handles, while Minilite-style alloy wheels (soon to feature on the Mini Cooper) were a particularly handsome addition to the package. The 998cc engine could now run on unleaded petrol, and a catalytic converter was available as an option. 3,000 cars were built for the UK market, the colour split being 2,000 in red, 1,000 in black. This Mini ‘30’ has had only three owners from new. ‘G529 XLL’ is finished in the rarer black livery with matching red-piped leather interior, while other noteworthy features include a wood-trimmed dashboard and a sunroof. In storage for the last ten years, the car has been re-commissioned and MoT’d. It is described to be in good condition throughout. A total of 24,000 miles is displayed on the odometer. Offered with MoT certificate and Swansea V5 document.

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1994 BMW 525i X SE Automatic Touring – 4 wheel drive

Description: 1994 BMW 525i X SE Automatic Touring – 4 wheel drive Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 32007884 Year: 1994 Make: BMW Model: 525i A rare UK-supplied RHD example of the four-wheel drive E34 5 Series IX Touring, this vehicle cost an amazing £32,000.45 new back in 1994. It comes complete with a comprehensive service history file, invoices, stamped service booklet, and MOT history. Finished in Granite Silver with grey leather , automatic 5 speed gearbox. The car has been in the private and well known collection for the past 3 years, this is a very special car indeed.

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1954 Volkswagen Beetle

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Description: 1954 Volkswagen Beetle Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 10610151 Year: 1954 Make: Volkswagen Model: Beetle In April 1934, the German Chancellor gave the order to Ferdinand Porsche to develop a Volkswagen (literally, “People’s Car” in German). The moniker Volks- literally, “people’s,” had been applied to other Government-sponsored consumer goods such as the Volksempfänger (“People’s Radio”). In May 1934, at a meeting at Berlin’s Kaiserhof Hotel, the German Chancellor insisted on a basic vehicle that could transport two adults and three children at 62 mph while consuming no more than 39 mpg. The engine had to be powerful for sustained cruising on Germany’s new Autobahnen. Everything had to be designed to ensure parts could be quickly and inexpensively exchanged. The engine had to be air-cooled because, as the Chancellor explained, not every country doctor had his own garage (ethylene glycol antifreeze was only just beginning to be used in high-performance liquid-cooled aircraft engines. The car was officially designated the Volkswagen Type 1, but was more commonly known as the Beetle. Following the restart of production and the establishment of sales network and exports to Netherlands, Heinz Nordhoff was appointed director of the Volkswagen factory in 1949. Under Nordhoff, production increased dramatically over the following decade, with the one-millionth car coming off the assembly line by 1955. During this post-war period, the Beetle had superior performance in its category with a top speed of 71 mph and 0-60 mph in 27.5 seconds with fuel consumption of 36 mpg for the standard 34 hp engine. This was far superior to the Citroën 2CV, which was aimed at a low speed/poor road rural peasant market, and Morris Minor, designed for a market with no motorways; it was even competitive with more advanced small city cars like the Austin Mini. Truly a 20th Century classic. With its oval rear window, and grey coachwork this is a wonderfully preserved example of an early 1200 cc Volkswagen Beetle, offered with UK V5 registration and current MoT certificate.

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1958 Jaguar XK150 Drop head Coupe

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Description: 1958 Jaguar XK150 Drop head Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: S837121 Year: 1958 Make: Jaguar Model: XK150 “The Jaguar XK150 is undeniably one of the world’s fastest and safest cars. It is quiet and exceptionally refined mechanically, docile and comfortable… we do not know of any more outstanding example of value for money.” – The Autocar. What would turn out to be the final glorious incarnation of Jaguar’s fabulous ‘XK’ series of sports cars arrived in 1957. As its nomenclature suggests, the XK150 was a progressive development of the XK120 and XK140, retaining the same basic chassis, 3.4-litre engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors while benefiting from a new, wider body that provided increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wrap-around windscreen, replacing the XK140’s divided screen. Cleverly, the new body used many XK120/140 pressings, the increased width being achieved by means of a 4”-wide central fillet. A higher front wing line and broader radiator grille were other obvious differences, but the new model’s main talking point was its Dunlop disc brakes. Fade following repeated stops from high speed had been a problem of the earlier, drum-braked cars, but now the XK had stopping power to match its prodigious straight-line speed. Introduced in the spring of 1957, the XK150 was available at first only in fixed and drop head coupe forms, the open roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 190bhp, the standard 3.4-liter engine’s maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140, so performance was little changed. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were the transmission options, the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice, while a Thornton Powr-Lok limited-slip differential was available for the XK150S. This XK150 in rare drophead guize has been the subject to a recent 2 year restoration and is now presented in stunning overall condition. Matching numbers , it was purchased by the current vendor in Belgium in original condition. It is said to be a pleasure to drive as the steering is light and precise and the car wafts along in 5th gear on the open road. Combining the wonderful looks of the XK with greatly improved practicality, this sensibly upgraded example is offered with a history file including some invoices and photographs, JDHT certificate, current road fund licence, MoT to December 2013 and Swansea V5C document. This XK would make an excellent candidate to participate, and would be a welcome guest in any worldwide concours event.

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1964 Renault 8 1300cc

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Description: 1964 Renault 8 1300cc Reg. Number: TBA Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1964 Make: Renault Model: 8 1300cc The Renault 8 (Renault R8 until 1964) and Renault 10 are two rear-engined, rear-wheel drive small family cars produced by the French manufacturer Renault in the 1960s and early 1970s.The 8 was launched in 1962, and the 10, a more upmarket version of the 8, was launched in 1965. The Renault 8 ceased production and sales in France in 1973. By then the Renault 10 had already been replaced, two years earlier, by the front wheel drive Renault 12. They were produced in Bulgaria until 1970 (see Bulgarrenault), and an adapted version of the Renault 8 continued to be produced in Spain until 1976. In Romania, a version of the 8 was produced under license between 1968 and 1971 as the Dacia 1100. In total 37,546 Dacia 1100s were built. This lovely example was totally rebuilt 5 years but has retained its original cosmic period wheels with Falcon Sport Tyres. The rear bumper has been re chromed and large spot lamps placed on the front of the car. The engine was fully rebuilt with full syncro gearbox, modified head to Stage 1and had an unleaded conversion. The engine has 40 DCOE side draft webbers on a competition manifold, facet race fuel pump and adjustable filter king, competition oil catch tank and Aldon electronic ignition. The suspension was upgraded as well as the brakes which are all new. The interior has 2 Corbau period race seats, 2 Luke full harnesses and a leather stitched alloy steering wheel. The car was modified 3 years, rolling road tuned and is eligible for many motorsport categories.

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1974 Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas One former keeper, 47,000 miles from new

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Description: 1974 Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas One former keeper, 47,000 miles from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 201106BW Year: 1974 Make: Daimler Model: Double Six From 1972 Jaguar’s 5.3 litre V12 engine was available in the XJ range, and for the Daimler version a name used by the company from 1926 to 1938 was revived. Sir William Lyons had retired from Jaguar in 1972 and the new chairman was FRW (Lofty) England. Lofty England had been a Daimler apprentice from 1927 to 1932 and taken second place in the first ever RAC rally driving a 30/40 hp Daimler Double-Six. So Lofty England decreed that the new V12 Daimler would be known as Double-Six. Unlike the Jaguar, the twelve-cylinder Daimler had the same radiator grill as its six-cylinder sibling, and externally only the badges distinguished them. The Double-Six followed the same changes as the Sovereign from Series I to Series III, although the Sovereign name was transferred to Jaguar, the Double-Six name remained with Daimler throughout Series III production, which continued until 1992. In late 1972, the particularly well-equipped Double-Six Vanden Plas appeared. On a 4 inches (100 mm) longer wheelbase, this model also received a black vinyl roof to set it apart A two-door coupé was offered in the Double-Six Series II range from 1975 to 1977, as an addition to the four door saloon. It was marketed as the Daimler Double-Six two door. This superb example is presented in purple with cream leather interior and is in excellent original condition. The previous owner owned it from 1975 and was dry stored (unused) since 1997 until this year when it was re commissioned. All electrical functions and instruments are all working perfectly including the factory fitted 8 track player as well as the air conditioning which is “ ice cold”. It has recently undergone a full service and a rolling road dyno tune at “ Track n Road in Rainham for optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Thus resulting in a silk smooth effortless ride. This is certainly one of the best examples of this iconic British luxury classic we have seen and in totally original and fabulous condition throughout. With its lovely smooth V12, this car still is a lovely tourer offering luxury all the way!

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1927 Buick Opera Coupe

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Description: 1927 Buick Opera Coupe Reg. Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 1769149 Year: 1927 Make: Buick Model: Opera Coupe Under the stewardship of General Motors’ President William C Durant, Buick production rose dramatically from 750 cars in 1905 to 8,802 in 1908 when its most popular product was the four-cylinder Model 10, a direct competitor for Ford’s Model T. The company introduced its first six-cylinder car in 1914 and for a period in the 1920s the range would consist entirely of sixes. A detachable cylinder head, strengthened chassis and axles, and four-wheel brakes were new introductions on the six-cylinder line for 1924, the last year of Buick’s base-model four. Replacing the latter for 1925, the Standard Six boasted a new, overhead-valve engine displacing 191cu in and producing 50bhp, while the larger Master Six came with a 255cu in, 70bhp unit. The duo were restyled for 1926 and given larger engines of 207 and 274cu in respectively and continued almost unaltered throughout 1927. For this season, the cars were visibly distinguishable by their slightly rounded radiator edges and on Fisher bodies such as this car, a dual swage moulding. This car, a four passenger coupe, has a smaller front passenger seat that folds forward to allow easy access to the rear seat, a style often referred to as an “Opera coupe” and undeniably much better looking that the common sedan. This example has enjoyed a detailed restoration which is supported by 100s of photographs, and is now presented in good condition in all respects. The Opera is said to drive well, with a nicely functioning Autovac vacuum fuel pump. This handsome vintage Buick is offered for sale with a UK V5 certificate, in addition to the original 1927 handbook and various invoices for works completed.

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1964 Marcos 1800 GT Ex Roger Ealand Multi Championship Winning Car.

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Description: 1964 Marcos 1800 GT Ex Roger Ealand Multi Championship Winning Car. Reg. Number: N/A Chassis Number: 4008 Year: 1964 Make: Marcos Model: 1800 GT This remarkable GT Sports car has a wonderful full history file which can be seen at our office – outlined below is just a sample of information on this important race car. This Marcos has had only 6 owners from new, Howard Steele of Wild Goose Garage in Gloucestershire being the first and was first registered in July 1964. The record of owners were then Chris Boulter, John Northcroft, David Pratley, Roger Ealand and lastly the present vendor. In 1969 Chris Boulter won the Freddie Dixon Trophy in this car, registered as BAD 323B ( and still is to this day) this was the first Championship in which a Marcos had won! Roger Ealand then won HSCC’s Classic and Sportscar Championship titles in 1981 and 1984 in this car. The car was then based in Australia for nearly 25 years and in 2009, whilst there, the car participated in the Historic under card at the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix. The car then returned to the UK in the hands of David Methley ( well-known Historic racer and Marcos guru and friend of Roger Ealand) in 2010, when it was subsequently sold to the present owner. The vendor has competed in this car up until April 2016 when he “ hung up his helmet” and has decided to sell this fabulously successful GT racer. During his custodianship, he won numerous Classic Sports Car and Swinging Sixties races, was a Goodwood 2013 Class winner, HRDC “All Stars” winner on at least 6 ocassions including Amercan Speed Fest June 2015, beating Bill Shepherd’s Mustang into second place and John Youngs E-Type into third! The car also competed in the 2012 Young Timer at the Nurburgring where it was on pole in “ Blue Group”. Also to note, it still holds the lap record at Donnigton in CSCC Swinging Sixties for a Marcos 1800GT. The engine is a Volvo B18 (1800) 40 mm valves, with Acrolite pistons and Carillo style rods and the gearbox is a Volvo M40. Full specifications of the car can be seen on file as well as the list of spares which comes with the car. This is a golden opportunity to acquire one of the most competitive GT racers in its series with a proven track record which is fully documented and is undoubtedly the most complete history of any Marcos that has been raced since its birth to the current day. The car still retains its registration of BAD 323B today. A substantial history file, with original photographs showing Roger Ealand and other owners at the wheel , as well as other various clippings etc.. all of which can be viewed. This also includes its original green log book showing its first registration and also a copy of the original build sheet.

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1974 Lamborghini Urraco

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Description: 1974 Lamborghini Urraco Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 15868 Year: 1974 Make: Lamborghini Model: Urraco In accordance with their practice of naming their cars after Fighting Bulls, it was fitting that this new, junior, V8 Lamborghini was named ‘Urraco’ which translates as ‘little bull’. Intended to compete with rivals such as Ferrari’s Dino 308 and Porsche’s 911 in an important market sector, the Urraco was announced in 1970 adopting the Miura’s basic mechanical layout. But in place of the former’s transversely mounted 4-litre V12 there was a 2.5-litre V8. Despite its simpler specification, the new V8 produced a highly respectable 220bhp at 7,500rpm. Styled by Bertone, the Urraco employed McPherson strut suspension all round and, despite a wheelbase 9cm shorter than the Miura’s, the car was roomy enough to accommodate a 2+2 cockpit. Benefitting from a lighter engine aswell as a smaller footprint Urracos were nimble, easy to drive and excellent road holders and with a top speed of 146mph they were not slow either. Most importantly, it was quicker and more powerful than a Dino GT4. The Urraco was intended to sell in relatively large numbers, but soon after it reached production, the entire market was hit by the OPEC oil crisis. Thus only 520 examples of the P250 were made, which was bad news for Lamborghini, but good news for buyers today seeking a comparatively rare car with pedigree, performance and stunning looks. The Urraco offered here, presented in red with champagne interior, is without doubt one of the best we have seen. Complete with DVLA history from new along with bills, invoices and MOT certificates, the odometer reading of 27,200 is believed to be true. The car was laid up in 2006 for 9 years while the owner worked abroad. Lying untouched for 9 years, the car was then subject to a £52,000 restoration and rebuild by marque specialists Colin Clarke Engineering. Backed by an extensive file of paperwork and photos of the restoration, it is easy to see where the car gets its condition from. Aesthetically and mechanically in excellent condition, one would struggle to find better.

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1994 Porsche 964 3.6 Turbo

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Description: 1994 Porsche 964 3.6 Turbo Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WPOACZ96525480147 Year: 1994 Make: Porsche Model: 964 3.6 Turbo Upon its release in 1989, the Porsche 964 marked the biggest change to the 911 in its 25 year history, with the engineers in Stuttgart claiming that 85 per cent of the new sports car’s componentry had been revised. Steering a 964 is intuitive, with the lithe chassis ably coping with any twist or turn you throw at it. The 964 provides a charming mix of classic 911 silhouette with the addition of modern touches. The Porsche 964 is a truly usable day-to-day proposition while still retaining the aesthetic and dynamic engagement prized by Porsche purists. Driving a 964 Turbo today it is plain to see why their popularity amongst modern classic collectors is growing; it’s an instantly invigorating experience. Fewer than 1,500 964 3.6 Turbos were produced in total, making it one of the rarest and most sought after Porsches produced since the fabled 959, a real opportunity for the collector. Specified in Wimbledon Green metallic paint with a light grey leather interior, this example was highly specified from new, and upgraded with a locking rear differential, Brembo brakes all round, and a Porsche 3.8 rear wing spoiler. The colour combination of the vehicle and interior is visually stunning, and we believe will provide the new owner with a very unique collectable Porsche. Now showing 32,770 miles recorded, and with much service history in addition to books and manuals, this is a stunning example of one of the fastest cars of the 1990s.

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1977 Ferrari 512 BB 1977 London Motor Show Car - Classiche Certified - 1 of only 101 right hand drive examples

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Description: 1977 Ferrari 512 BB 1977 London Motor Show Car - Classiche Certified - 1 of only 101 right hand drive examples Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 22251 Year: 1977 Make: Ferrari Model: 512 BB The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer was produced 1973 and 1984 using a mid-mounted flat-12 engine, replacing the front engined layout Daytona. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti, production of the BB was a major step for Enzo Ferrari. He felt that a mid-engined road car would be too difficult for his buyers to handle, and it took many years for his engineers to convince him to adopt the layout. The mid-engined 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder Dino racing cars were the result, and Ferrari later allowed for the production Dino road cars to use the layout as well. The company also moved its V12 engines to the rear with its P and LM racing cars, but the Daytona was launched with its engine in front. It was not until 1970 that a mid-engined 12-cylinder road car would appear. The 365 GT4/BB was updated as the BB 512 in 1976, resurrecting the name of the earlier Ferrari 512 racer. Horse power was 360bhp and a new dual plate clutch to handle the added power, torque and ease the pedal effort. Dry sump lubrication was used to prevent oil starvation in hard cornering due to revised rear suspension, wider wheels and wider rear tires. External differentiators included a new front spoiler, wider rear tires, four tail pipes and four tail lights. Chassis 22251 is one of only 101 right-hand drive 512 BB models delivered new to the UK. This is the car that stood on the Maranello stand at the 1977 London Motor Show having been ordered by Maranello Concessionaires with an extensive history file with copies of the original order and sales invoice from Ferrari. With further invoices detailing the car’s service history at main dealers and specialists the car’s traceability is remarkable and all down to the meticulous efforts of its owners over the years. Presented in the stunning Rosso Chiaro with Connolly beige hide and with an odometer reading of 58,000 miles, the car is described as being in excellent condition throughout. With original tools and tool case along with the original handbooks and wallets and in a condition that we have rarely seen with cars of this age, it is no surprise that this 512 BB comes with a Ferrari Classiche Certificate. The car also comes with a file containing old invoice dating back to its year of production. The last major service was carried out by Maranello’s in August 2015 which included a Cambelt change. The car has MOT certificates dating back to 1982 and is due to have another prior to its date of sale. Drivers and investors alike have recognised the potential of the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer series. A personal favourite of many Ferrari aficionados, the 512 BB is widely regarded to be the most desirable particularly in this colour combination.

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1958 Jaguar XK150 SE Fixed Head Coupe

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Description: 1958 Jaguar XK150 SE Fixed Head Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: S824581DN Year: 1958 Make: Jaguar Model: XK150 SE Few marques dominated racing like Jaguar in the 1950s, winning Le Man in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, & 1957. Racing in the 1950s sold cars. It didn’t take long for that which the all-conquering Jaguar had learned on the track to find its way into their road cars. This lovely right hand drive car is presented in its original colour of Old English White with red interior, on its original number plate and showing only 67,000 miles. The car’s originality is supported by a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, certified copy of the Devon Archives, and inspected by the London XK specialist from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club. This example also retains its original engine, chassis and gearbox with working overdrive in original livery. Mr Sanderson of Torquay first bought 692BTT new in March 1959. From there it appears that she was owned by Wing Commander Graham Rogers MBE DFC, a pilot in the RAF’s 92nd squadron. From there she was exported in 1983 to Turin, Italy, where she was awarded the numbered status of Historic Classic Car (HCC), confirming originality, and she carries the club badges on her front badge bar today. The separate numbered metal numbered HCC badge is sold with the car. The rear seats were removed at some point in Italy – it’s unclear as to why – however replacement frames, imported from Bassett’s in the US are sold with the car and it would be a simple matter to reinstate the rear seats if the new owner wished to do so. Imported back into the UK in February of this year, she was immediately passed to Steve Coleman’s Jag West London Workshop for a full overhaul. This included a full service, new camshaft covers, rebuilt carburettors, new shock absorbers, new discs all around, rebuilt suspension with new bushes throughout and extensive re-chroming. The cost of these works totalled £10,450 and bills are on file to support this. The MOT was passed in April 2016 and less than 200 miles have been covered since all of the works were carried out. This wonderful classic British sports car is sold with its original service manual, original Jaguar sales flyer and the original AutoExpress XK150 SE test write up.

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1970 Range Rover Classic – The first production ‘Range Rover’

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Description: 1970 Range Rover Classic – The first production ‘Range Rover’ Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 35500026A Year: 1970 Make: Range Rover Model: Classic Range Rover chassis number 35500026A is the 26th Range Rover manufactured and is believed to be the first car Land Rover registered to themselves as a Range Rover on 27th may 1970. It is the first of the batch of 20 press launch cars built to near final production standard although they were fitted with aluminium bonnets which were not carried over into production due to difficulty in pressing the castellated shapes at the front. The 20 press launch cars were shipped by transporter to Meudon hotel, Falmouth by the 28th May 1970 and were used for the launch of the ground breaking new model to the world’s press over six days from 1st June to 6th June. According to the book, ‘The First Fifty’ written by Land Rover employees, Roger Crathorne and Geoff Miller, as well as Gary Pusey and James Taylor, the test route was well chosen to include off road trials on the blue hill mountains, followed by high speed capability on the runway at Raf St. Eval and an afternoon stop for oysters and a pint of beer at the Duchy of Cornwall oyster farm at Helford River! After its services at the press launch, 0026A was returned to the factory and was retained by Land Rover until 30th April 1973 when it changed hands to Herbert Lomas limited. This company specialised in converting Range Rovers into ambulances, the fate of many of the early cars, but thankfully 0026A escaped and found its way into private ownership in 1976 with one Mr. John Hodgkinson, a power station engineering consultant. He travelled many miles in the car including trips to France, Monaco, Spain, Andorra and Portugal. Photos exist on file. The Range Rover was spotted by Geoff Clark standing idle in Poole in Dorset in mid 1995 and was saved by an avid Range Rover collector. The current vendor bought chassis 26 in early 2000 and restored it to its near perfect condition over an extended period. Since completion it has been stored in a private heated garage and has covered purely test mileage since. It is complete with new original front seats in the now impossible to find, vacuum-formed material and the vehicle presents itself in as new condition. A photographic history of the restoration, as well as photos of the press launch in June 1970 are available to the buyer. It would be hard to find another range rover in such condition available for purchase with such provenance.

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2002 Porsche 996 GT2 – Factory ‘003’ Clubsport variant

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Description: 2002 Porsche 996 GT2 – Factory ‘003’ Clubsport variant Reg. Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: WPOZZZ99Z2S695388 Year: 2002 Make: Porsche Model: 996 GT2 Based on the 993 generation of the 911 Turbo, the Porsche GT2 debuted in 1993. Intended as a customer GT racer, it replaced the 964 Carrera RSR. The first generation GT2 had plastic fenders wider than the 911 profile and a smaller rear wing with air scoops in the struts. At introduction it had a twin-turbo 3.6-liter engine putting out 430 bhp; in 1998 it was uprated to 450 bhp. The name was taken from the GT2 class in which it was designed to compete. Just 57 road-going cars were built. GT2s competed in the BPR Global GT Series, achieving seven class wins in the first season, as well as a class victory in the 1996 24 Heures du Mans. The Le Mans win was repeated in 1997. The cars also won three races in the FIA GT Championship. In 1999, the second generation GT2 arrived, based on the 996, which had succeeded the 993. Porsche had decided to concentrate on a new normally-aspirated GT3 for competition, but used the GT3’s 3.6-liter engine, in turbocharged form, in the new GT2. Power was up to 462 bhp, 483 after displacement was increased to 3.8 litres in 2000. The transmission was a six-speed manual. Similar wide fenders were used, along with a more aggressive nose. The rear wing also grew in size.Power was not the only objective. Weight was reduced by 200 pounds from the basic 911 Turbo, and handling was improved with stiffer springs and other suspension modifications. The body modifications improved the car’s aerodynamics. The second-generation GT2s were campaigned by privateers with success in some of the national series like Belcar in Belgium. 996-generation GT2s were expensive cars, and production quantities were tiny. This incredibly rare ‘003’ model factory 996 GT2 Clubsport rolled off the production line on the 1st May 2002, finished in Arctic Silver with a black leather interior. Recently repatriated into Europe, pleasingly the car is offered with a stamped service history and has enjoyed a recent service and 111 point inspection. These GT2s are fantastically rare and collectible cars, and offer rock-solid investment potential for the future. Offered with a UK V5, UK MoT certificate, and relevant book and manuals, this rare model is no exception.

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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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Description: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 11304412007134 Year: 1969 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 280SL In March 1963 the new generation of SL sports cars was launched with the debut of the 230 SL at the Geneva Show. This revolutionary new model replaced the now ageing 190 and 300SL models. Mercedes engineering, together with elegance and practicality, made the pagoda top SL one of the most distinctive designs of its era. In closed form it offered handsome proportions and coupé-like comfort, whilst the easy removal of the pagoda hard top turned it into an open top sports car for the summer months. During the 1960s Mercedes-Benz refined the model, later fitting the 250 engine and finally arriving at the 280SL. As today, Mercedes-Benz motor cars were never cheap, but superb build quality and sophisticated styling made the 280SL an extremely popular sports car with the rich and famous. This lovely example is presented in dark green and comes with a black interior, a new black hood and a factory hard top. The super smooth 2.8 litre engine is mated to an automatic gearbox and the car is in excellent condition throughout. These are the most desirable of the “ Pagoda” Mercedes and are sought after by many of the finest collectors and investors. This wonderful looking Mercedes would be at home in any collection or indeed just enjoyed on the road as it was originally built for.

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1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Ex Adam Clayton of U2 - One of Eight Right-Hand Drive Examples

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Description: 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Ex Adam Clayton of U2 - One of Eight Right-Hand Drive Examples Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: AM115/49.2472 Year: 1972 Make: Maserati Model: Ghibli 4.9 SS Maserati needs no introduction. Already a legendary racing marque before the war, the company turned to the limited production of sports cars for the road in the 1950s. These proved to be highly successful, and manufacture continued throughout the ‘60s with the company taking credit for some of the most potent and luxurious cars of the era. None upheld this great tradition better than the magnificent Ghibli. The model made its debut at the 1966 Turin Show, where it was received with rapturous acclaim. Over the preceding few years Maserati had tended towards slightly more refined and placid designs and so, like the wind from which it drew its name, the Ghibli came as a breath of fresh air. An American magazine in 1968 said of it, ‘The Ghibli is by far Maserati’s greatest contribution to the automotive world in the past 20 years. Its appearance alone gives one a feeling of opulence.’ 1969 saw the appearance of a beautiful spyder derivative, whilst in 1970 a 4.9 litre version, offering increased speed and power (partially in response to the opposition from Ferrari’s new Daytona) was introduced under the name ‘Ghibli SS’. In this, its most desirable guise, the Ghibli reinforced its solid position on the market until its untimely demise. In total 1,149 coupés and 125 spyders were built, of which only a small proportion were of the SS variety. First registered on the 18th April 1972 and one of only 8 right hand drive cars produced, it is presented in a beautiful Rosso Fucco with Nero Hide interior and Magnesium Campagnolo wheels this Maserati Ghibli is just one of eight right-hand drive examples ever made. Fully documented by Maserati Spa and confirmed as being in the original colour combination, the car’s extensive history file includes build sheets, delivery notes, final test data, the certificate of origin and the internal factory order. Further to this the file includes previous MOT’s, complete ownership records and service invoices from Maserati specialists McGrath Maserati and Terry Hoyle. Described by its owner as being in excellent condition throughout, the car has been scrupulously looked after throughout its life, a significant sector of which was in the hands of U2 drummer Adam Clayton. An immaculate and rare example of one of the most iconic GT cars of its time, this right-hand drive Ghibli SS is a genuine collectors’ item. A strong investment and a delight to drive, opportunities to aquire something of this calibre, are few and far between.

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray One owner from new until 12/09/2011

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Description: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray One owner from new until 12/09/2011 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 103663 Year: 1964 Make: Chevrolet Model: Corvette Stingray Back in 1953, Chevrolet’s launch of a two-seater sports car was a radical departure for a marque hitherto associated almost exclusively with sensible family transport. Based on the 1952 EX-122 show car, the Corvette made use of existing GM running gear and a shortened chassis frame, around which was wrapped striking Harley Earl-styled glassfibre coachwork. Motive power came from Chevrolet’s 235.5ci (3.8-litre) overhead-valve straight six and, unusually for a sports car, there was automatic transmission, a feature that attracted much adverse criticism at the time. Intended as competition for the T-Series MG, the Corvette cost way above the target figure, ending up in Jaguar XK120 territory but with an inferior performance. Sales were sluggish initially and the model came close to being axed, surviving thanks to Chevrolet’s need to compete with Ford’s Thunderbird. A V8 engine for 1955 and a radical re-style for ’56 had consolidated the Vette’s position in the market before arrival of the heavily revised ‘Sting Ray’ version. Introduced for 1963, the Stingray sported a totally new ladder-type chassis, and for the first time there was a Gran Turismo coupé in the range. As had been the case with the previous (1956-62) generation of Corvettes, development proceeded slowly, being characterised by annual facelifts and few engineering changes of note. On the latter front, the long-overdue arrival of four-wheel disc brakes was the most significant development for 1965, while Chevrolet’s 327ci (5.4-litre) standard V8 was joined by an optional 396ci (6.5-litre) Big Block for ’65 only, then a ‘427’ until the end of Sting Ray production in 1967. The ‘Stingray’, of course, continued and the Corvette would go on to become the world’s best-selling and longest-lived sports car. Purchased new by Frank Hayashi of Wisconsin on 31/12/1965 from Hult Chevrolet in Madison, Wisconsin, this Stingray remained in the same ownership until 2011 when the car was brought to the UK. The car comes with a large history, comprising of three large binder files including every service invoice in its existence. The files also include correspondence between the supplying dealer and the owner, the original sales invoice the original title certificate, handbooks and even the original protect-o-plate. In 2010 the car enjoyed an all-expenses-spared restoration to NCRS standards with photographic evidence to document the work. The restoration was so thorough that even the correct paint marks on the chassis were re-created. Widely considered to be one of the best examples of a Stingray in existence, chassis 103663 is a masterpiece and would be a headliner in any car collection.

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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S ‘SV Specification Delivered new to Sir Rod Stewart - Original Right Hand Drive

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Description: 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S ‘SV Specification Delivered new to Sir Rod Stewart - Original Right Hand Drive Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 4863 Year: 1971 Make: Lamborghini Model: Miura P400 S Ferruccio Lamborghini’s bold challenge to Ferrari began in 1964 with the 350GT, but it was the arrival of the Miura – arguably the founder of the supercar class – that established Lamborghini as a major manufacturer of luxury sporting cars. The Miura project first surfaced as a rolling chassis displayed at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, but was not expected to become a production reality. Nevertheless, by the time of the Geneva Salon the following year, the first completed car was ready for unveiling to a stunned press and public. Designed by Giampaolo Dallara, the Miura carried its transversely mounted engine amidships in a box-section platform chassis, the latter clothed in stunning Berlinetta coachwork styled by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. Like the contemporary 400GT, the Miura used the 4-litre version of Lamborghini’s Giotto Bizzarrini-designed four-cam V12. With 350bhp available, the Miura was capable of shattering performance, a top speed of 180mph being claimed. Initial Miura development concentrated on chassis strengthening, the improvements being consolidated in the S version introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1968. Produced from January 1969, the Miura S featured a more-powerful (370bhp) engine, and was outwardly distinguishable from the preceding model by its lower profile tyres and chrome window surrounds. Other improvements included electric windows and better quality interior fittings and trim. The P400S offered here is an original United Kingdom-delivery example that was supplied to its first owner, the rock legend Rod Stewart, by Lamborghini Concessionaires Ltd. of Alie Street, London. A copy of its original records, which were kept by Derek Hopkins of Alie Street, is included within the file. The file also contains the original delivery sheet, which notes the car as having right-hand drive, desirable factory air conditioning, and seatbelts. The file also has a copy of a photo of Stewart’s then girlfriend, model Dee Harrington, with two Miuras, one of which is an S with this car’s original British registration, JLL 831K. The car passed from Rod Stewart through to owners in Wiltshire, Kent, and Cambridge. In 1976, the Miura was acquired by Clive Hugo Nagel, and then it passed to Michael Baker, of Horley, in April 1983. The car was then acquired by the present British owner, who has retained ownership of it for the past two decades. As such, this Miura has known ownership history since new. The current owner selected to transform this car into the SV specification, with the necessary front and rear clam modifications, suspension upgrades, and rear lights. Importantly, the car’s bulkhead, engine, and chassis all bare correct numbers for the original S and they are original to the car. More recently, in 2013 the Miura has been restored in its SV configuration by noted marque specialist Colin Clarke Engineering. Suspension, steering, brakes, and hubs were all rebuilt to concours condition, and all components have been properly and correctly finished. An exhaustive overhauling of the wiring, dashboard instruments, supply lines, and tyres was undertaken, and the steering and suspension have all been laser-aligned at the cost of £70.000. The body was beautifully refinished in the factory colour of Blue Notte, and it has black leather upholstery of the correct pattern and correct carpets. The Miura also has its original front windscreen and side glass, which remain in excellent condition. The SV conversion and recent restoration work undertaken has cost approximately £100,000. Recently serviced ready for the sale this superb Miura does enormous credit to the Lamborghini marque as a whole and its condition, quality and performance must be seen and experienced to be adequately appreciated.

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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: 121 Chassis Number: French Registered Year: 9113310416 Make: Porsche Model: 911 2.4 S 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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2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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Description: 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 2004 Make: Ferrari Model: Ferrari’s 612 Scaglietti was first shown to the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2004. Replacing the 456 GT, the 612 Scaglietti was the company’s newest car in a grand tradition of four-seater V-12 grand touring cars that could trace its roots to the 250 GTE of 1960. With flowing lines and a subtle design, this was a true “gentleman’s express”, capable of crossing continents at high speed whilst also keeping its driver and passengers in great comfort throughout the journey. Although easily capable of carrying four adults plus their luggage, the 612 Scaglietti also benefitted from plenty of performance, keeping with its fabled heritage. With 540 brake horsepower at 7,250 rpm, it could sprint to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and would go on to a top speed of 196 mph. This performance was partially in thanks to an aluminium space-frame chassis with alloy bodywork, which both reduced weight over the 456 and increased torsional stiffness by an incredible 60%, making its handling just as exciting as its top speed and acceleration. Buyers of the 612 Scaglietti could opt for two different options of transmission, a six-speed F1 paddle-shift transmission or a traditional gated six-speed manual transmission. The vast majority of buyers opted for the newer technology available with the F1 transmission, but a handful of buyers opted for a more analogue experience with their new Ferrari. By the time production concluded in 2011, over 3,000 Ferrari 612 Scagliettis had been built, yet only 199 of these were fitted with a manual transmission, constituting just 6% of total production and ensuring future collectability for the manual transmission-equipped 612s. Part of the collection of a UK and Monaco-based Italian car enthusiast, this 612 was originally specified in Blue Mirabeau with a dark tan leather interior. Early in the car’s life the previous owner decided to treat the car to a graphite grey wrap, which it wears today. The wrap lends a very contemporary look to the 612, with the added benefit of protecting the original factory paint. Our vendor purchased the 612 directly from Sicily and in his ownership has maintained servicing work on the car, using SB Race Engineering in Hertfordshire. Now showing a mere 30,000 miles recorded from new, supported by Ferrari dealer and specialist service history, these 612 Scagliettis offer incredible performance and value for money in the current marketplace. Buyers should note that the current UK registration number will not be offered with the car, and will be retained by the vendor.

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1969 Jaguar E-type Series II Roadster

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Description: 1969 Jaguar E-type Series II Roadster Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 1R10049 Year: 1969 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Series II Introduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150mph top speed. Nowadays it would be impossible for a single model to cause such a stir but here was a civilized production sports car that looked like a Le Mans prototype and could outperform just about anything else on the road. The E-Type’s design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburettor, ‘S’ unit first offered as an option on the XK150. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint; firstly because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. The first significant up-grade occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. From September 1968, Series II E-Types, incorporating safety upgrades previously fitted only in America, were released worldwide. In addition to revised lighting and switchgear, the front air intake was larger, and sat behind a full-width bumper. Power steering and air conditioning were now available as options. Imported into the United Kingdom from California in 2012 this stunning series II has undergone a full 18 months restoration at Rzepecki Auto Restorations of Jablonna, Poland to bring it to new condition. Described as being finished in its original colour of British Racing Green with a black factory worktop, the interior is tobacco coloured leather with complimentary brown carpets. The car is matching numbers except for gearbox which has been substituted for a modern five speed unit to make it relaxed at high speeds. Equipped with a removable hardtop and with a green Mohair hood, this Series 2 Roadster sits on four brand new chrome wire wheels and has only covered 700 miles since completion.

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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Convertible

Description: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Convertible Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: W0B124066ZL154535 Year: 1994 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: E320 The W124 Cabriolet was a relatively late addition to the range, being launched in 1991, initially in 300CE-24 form. A little more than a year later, the models were realigned as part of the minor facelift to become the E-Class, becoming the E320 and E220 in 1993. It was the most expensive model in the four-seat open-top class, with the Saab 900 and Audi Cabriolet gaining more sales on the back of their lower prices – but today, this is reflected in much higher values for the Mercedes-Benz. Floors, transmission tunnels, window frames, door frames, even the convertible top storage compartments were engineered to provide extra body rigidity lost by convertibles. Engineers did their homework thoroughly, as all automotive reviewers gave the 320CE Cabriolet high marks for no cowl shake, creaks, or flexing over bumps. In current ownership since 2003, and having covered 124,000 miles the E320 Convertible comes with a large history file showing invoices, historic MOT certificates and tax discs.

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1972 Fiat 500 Lusso

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Description: 1972 Fiat 500 Lusso Reg. Number: Italian Registered Chassis Number: 6117328 Year: 1972 Make: Fiat Model: 500 Lusso The Fiat 500 (or in Italian: Cinquecento), is a city car which was produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1957 and 1975. Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 metres (9 feet 9 inches) long, and originally powered by an appropriately sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term “city car” and is considered one of the first city cars. The ‘L’ or Lusso (manufactured between 1968–1972), was the penultimate 499 cc model. The main change for the L is a much-modernised interior, including a renewed dashboard which brought the Fiat 500 up to date. Greater comfort and style were provided in this new model for the new generation. The Lusso additionally had a sunroof, and extra refinements such as a “super bumper” as well as chrome strips for the window surrounds. An exceptionally attractive example of a Fiat 500, maintained throughout its life with great attention to detail. It is Italian registered and has its NOVA number. It is ready for showing or simply enjoying.

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1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

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Description: 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 677621 Year: 1953 Make: Jaguar Model: XK120 It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar virtually threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible style and looks, a powerful six cylinder engine installed in an outstanding chassis and a remarkably low price, a quarter that of a V12 Ferrari, but with similar performance. At the heart of the William Lyons styled roadster was that all-new 3,442cc twin overhead camshaft XK engine, producing 160bhp via twin SU carburettors, sufficient for 126mph and 0-60mph in 10 seconds. The XK120 became a massive success, both on the road and the track, where it scored numerous victories. The many drivers included Stirling Moss, Peter Walker, Peter Whitehead, Leslie Johnson and lan Appleyard. In XK120C/C-Type form it won Le Mans in both 1951 and ‘53, while its engine was to power three more Le Sarthe winners and a whole host of successful Jaguar models for the next fifty years. Rolling off the production line in 1953, chassis 677621, a matching numbers XK120 Drophead Coupe for the export market, was more recently repatriated into the UK and restored in the early 2000s. Pleasingly the XK is fitted with a number of upgrades, notably the desirable 5 speed gearbox conversion, uprated braking, and an electronic ignition system to improve starting and general running. Finished in the classic combination of black with a tan interior, this is a delightful example of one of the most beautiful open sports cars of the post-war era.

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1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

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Description: 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: UD1522243 Year: 1973 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Series III Whilst the concept of the Jaguar E Type was without doubt one of the finest pieces of automotive design ever to be put into general production, one of the problems with its continued development was the inevitable weight gain. Throughout the 1960s ever more stringent safety legislation emanated from the USA and, as this market was a major breadwinner for Jaguar, it was perhaps unavoidable that the purity of the original design would be compromised to compete within it. Emissions legislation had forced the adoption of twin Stromberg carburettors on trans-Atlantic bound cars resulting in a reduction in power to 177bhp instead of the quoted 265bhp for European examples breathing through triple Webers. However, the balance was to be redressed with the introduction of the Series 3 model powered by Jaguar’s new 5.3-litre, overhead camshaft V12 developing 272bhp. This resulted in a top speed in excess of 140mph with 0-100mph taking just 16 seconds, the fastest ever acceleration figures for the model. Revisions to the running gear included anti-dive geometry on the front suspension and ventilated disc brakes. Power steering was standard and flared wheel arches were incorporated to allow fitment of wider rubber to maintain grip. A deeper radiator aperture with chrome grille completed the restyle. With manual or automatic transmission options the Series 3 ensured the immortal E Type would survive into the new decade of the 1970s. Finished in Primrose Yellow with a Black leather interior, this beautiful E-Type rolled off the production line on 14th March 1973, bound for the export market of the United States, and residing in California. Recently repatriated into the UK, this stunning example has been treated to £12,000 of servicing and maintenance work. As a result the car is now presented in excellent condition in all respects. These later models really are the best of both worlds, the classic E-type looks with the comfort and refinement of more modern machinery. Perfect for longer journeys and touring holidays.

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2001 Ferrari 360 Modena F1

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Description: 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena F1 Reg. Number: Non-EU Registered Chassis Number: ZFFYRS1B000120075 Year: 2001 Make: Ferrari Model: 360 Modena F1 Ferrari’s most successful model since the 308, the F355 was always going to be a tough act to follow. Its successor needed to be ground breaking and revolutionary; two words which, without doubt the 360 lived up to. Starting with a clean sheet of paper in designing the 360 Modena, the new car attracted superlatives that put even its illustrious predecessor in the shade. 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, producing 400bhp. 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 wings. 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 its predecessor yet achieving the impressively low Cd of 0.33. There was further innovation beneath the skin: a lighter, stiffer aluminium spaceframe/monocoque replacing the old tubular steel arrangement, resulting in a dry weight around 220lbs less than that of the F355. 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 fabulous example was originally supplied new to Germany with the desirable F1 paddle shift and Ferraro Scuderia shields. Finished in Argento blue with blue Scuro Leather, this example has only done 12,620 miles and represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase a very good example of one of the steadily appreciating 360 Modena F1’s. Interested parties should note that VAT has not been paid on this car will be applicable at the buyer’s local rate.

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1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1

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Description: 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: ZLA831AB000562931 Year: 1992 Make: Lancia Model: Delta Integrale Evo 1 Between 1987 and 1992, the Integrale utterly dominated its branch of motor sport, winning 46 rallies and six constructors’ championships outright. And to keep the rally car at the sharp end of the results table, the road car went through a number of iterations, each more potent than the last. As a road car, the Integrale is a truly joyful experience. Just like on the rally stages, its big rivalry in the early days came in the form of the Audi Quattro however the Delta was smaller, quicker and much lighter on its feet. The Integrale is a true drivers’ machine, and delivers a huge amount of feel and feedback that makes them irresistible. This wonderful metallic red example, with its Alcantara Green interior is presented in fine original condition and has undergone a nut and bolt restoration in 2011. More recently, in 2015 the car was subject to a thorough engine rebuild by Lancia specialists Walkers Garage, costing just shy of £6,000 , the results of which have to be seen to be appreciated. In the same year, the car also had a new turbo and clutch fitted and it comes with both its original steering wheel and an Abarth steering wheel which is currently on the car. Offered for sale today and fully serviced in 2016, this Delta EVO1 is described to be in good condition throughout and with only 71,000 miles on the clock. One of the finest examples we have had on offer for some time and being sold today with a realistic reserve.

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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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1964 Aston Martin DB5 One owner until 2016

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Description: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 One owner until 2016 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: DB5-1435/R Year: 1964 Make: Aston Martin Model: DB5 To many observers the Aston Martin DB5 is the epitome of-the company’s models during the David Brown era, boasting both beauty and refined high performance. It is also perhaps the best known Aston Martin in the world, having starred in the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball, complete with machine guns and other gadgetry. In evolution terms the DB5 is a Series V DB4 but with a 4.0 rather than 3.7 litre engine, its coachwork embodying detail changes; it thus featured similar stunning styling from Touring of Milan, incorporating DB4 GT-style faired-in headlamps, with aluminium panels attached to a lightweight steel frame using Touring’s Superleggera method of construction. Underneath the platform chassis used independent coil spring wishbone front suspension with a live rear axle located by Watt linkage and parallel trailing arms. Disc brakes were fitted all round, but the Girling items of the DB4 GT rather than the DB4’s Dunlop discs. The Tadek Marek designed twin overhead camshaft, straight six engine was enlarged to 3,995cc from the DB4’s 3,670cc, power rising to 282bhp at 5,500rpm in standard trim; a 314bhp Vantage option, using triple Weber rather than SU carburettors, higher compression ratio and a different camshaft profile, was a rare and desirable option. Initially, the all-alloy engine was mated to a four-speed David Brown gearbox with overdrive but later models featured a five-speed ZF unit; automatic transmission was also offered for the first time. Other changes over the DB4 included an alternator, four exhaust silencers rather than two, electric windows and variable intensity brake lights. Following its launch in July 1963 in saloon and convertible forms the DB5 received much praise, not least for its performance. A maximum of 148mph in standard trim, allied to 0-60 and 0-100mph in 7.1 and 16.9 seconds respectively, made the DB5 one of the fastest cars available and a match for the very best from Europe. Its production, however, was fairly short-lived, ending in September 1965 after 1,021 had been made; of these only 123 were Convertibles while just 65 had the Vantage engine. Supplied by J.Blake and Company Ltd, chassis number 143512 was delivered new to Mr John M Garbutt of Suffolk. First registered on the 25th April 1964 the car remained in this single ownership until 2016. We are advised that the only alteration in specification from the original, is its colour scheme. Originally Sierra Blue, the colour was changed to its current California Sage Green to match its famous DB4 GT Zagato counterpart. This, of course, stems from the iconic “2 VEV” number plate which has inspired this sister car specification change in colour with a registration of “VEV 2” to match. Spending much of its early life between North London and Suffolk the car was serviced by Odeon Motors Group, Loxleys Ltd and Edmonds Group with extensive bills to prove. Serviced more recently by Stratton Motor Company and HWM Aston Martin. The Fawn colour interior is original and as a result, is a little worn in areas but a re-trim is by no means essential. As charming as the car is fully functional, this lovely right hand drive example of a DB5 has a special poise that few other cars can match. In the hands of a trusted keeper for 52 years. Whether buying to keep or if you wish to carry out a restoration, this is a truly iconic British Sports car whichever you look at it and with comprehensive history file and heritage certificate to match is a very rare thing.

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1954 Sunbeam Alpine Special Official Works Demonstrator and Journalist Car

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Description: 1954 Sunbeam Alpine Special Official Works Demonstrator and Journalist Car 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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1978 Ferrari 308 GTB

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Description: 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: F106A026001 Year: 1978 Make: Ferrari Model: 308 GTB Officially introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1975, the 308 GTB’s styling was created by Pininfarina. The stunning two seat coachwork was all new, but incorporated all of the old magic by blending aspects of the Dino 206/246 with the later 365 GT4/BB. Reminiscent of the Boxer was the dihedral groove at bumper level splitting top and bottom, the plunging nose and the sail panels reaching back to meet a shallower spoiler, while the conical side air intakes and recessed concave rear window were familiar from the Dino. The 308 GTB employed a tubular steel chassis with independent coil spring/wishbone suspension front and rear, complimented by anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers and powerful disc brakes. At its heart was a Formula One derived, all alloy, four camshaft 3.0 litre V8 engine, allied to a transversely mounted five-speed gearbox. Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection was added for the 1980 308 GTBi and GTSi, decreasing emissions. This steel bodied carburettor 308 GTB comes finished in timeless Rossa Corsa with black interior. Starting life in the US the car was brought to the UK in 2016 by its current owner. On arrival in the UK the car was sent to a specialist where it enjoyed a full belt, brake and rear shocks service. At this point the paintwork on the car was original although due to the fact it was crazed in places, in early 2016 it had a full, bare-metal paint job whilst having European specification bumpers fitted. The interior of the car is original apart from the new carpets fitted earlier this year . Having had over £10,000 spent on it this year including a full carburettor set up and a brake master cylinder overhall, and coming complete with its original tool kit, jack, torch, leather wallet and books as well as the original dealer stamp this 308 is described as being in excellent condition throughout. With 37,000 miles on the odometer the car looks as if it has just left the showroom; an ‘immaculate’ iconic car, ready to be enjoyed.

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1975 Mercedes-Benz 200D

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Description: 1975 Mercedes-Benz 200D Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 11511510314584 Year: 1975 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 200D The Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 models were designed by French auto designer Paul Bracq, were first introduced in 1968 and ran through until 1976 when they were replaced with the W123 series. They were all distinguished by names relating to their engine size – Mercedes also launched its first 5-cylinder Diesel Engine (OM617) in this car. The Mercedes-Benz W115 is known to be a very durable car, in 2004 a Greek taxi driver donated his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D to the Mercedes-Benz Museum with 4.6 Million Kilometers on the odometer, which is recognised as the Mercedes-Benz with the highest recorded mileage known to date. Dating from 1975, this very original and unmolested Mercedes-Benz 200D was delivered from new in Maple Yellow with a black interior, and fitted with a manual gearbox. Interestingly this Mercedes is believed to have had only two Italian owners from new, and has only 108,000 kilometres recorded. With a rust free body and good paintwork, excellent chrome-work and a lovely and hardly worn interior, the 200D is said to drive beautifully. Offered with a UK V5 document, and current UK MoT certificate, this is a hugely enjoyable classic car that can accommodate the whole family.

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1978 Bentley T2 Former property of Mr. Chris Evans

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Description: 1978 Bentley T2 Former property of Mr. Chris Evans Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: SBH 35120 Year: 1978 Make: Bentley Model: T2 Outwardly distinguishable from the Silver Shadow only by virtue of its different radiator and winged ‘B’ mascot, the T-Series Bentley was introduced alongside its Rolls-Royce sibling in 1965. Mechanically identical, the duo represented a complete break with tradition, being the first of the Crewe factory’s models to employ unitary construction. Originally of 6,230cc, the pushrod V8 engine grew to 6,750cc in 1970 and provided identical power in either application. Nevertheless, Autocar’s T2 proved fastest of the Shadow family that the magazine had tested, accelerating to 60mph in under 10 seconds and achieving a maximum speed of 119mph. Introduced in 1977 alongside the Shadow II, the T2 gained split-level air-conditioning, rack and pinion steering, revised dashboard and a chin spoiler. Bentley was seen as very much the ‘junior’ marque at this time – its resurgence in the form of the Mulsanne Turbo was still some five years away – and sold in correspondingly limited numbers. By the time production ceased in 1980, only 568 Bentley T2s had found customers compared with over 10,500 Rolls-Royce Shadow IIs, and today this arguably more handsome car is increasingly sought after. The vendor advises us that this particular T2 was ordered for the son of Jack Barclay, founder of the eponymous London-based Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealership. It was subsequently owned by broadcaster Chris Evans, and is mentioned affectionately in his autobiography ‘It’s Not What You Think’ (pages 259/260): ‘It didn’t hurt that I was also now travelling to and from London in a sparkling black Bentley complete with tinted windows and a dark green leather interior – the next little beauty in my life-line of automobiles.’ The Bentley is offered with a V5C registration document and sundry invoices issued by Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz specialist M.B. Jarvie of Glasgow, which relate to general servicing and other works for the period 2009 to 2015, and total over £6,000. Offered with Full Service History and serviced last at 62,694 miles in 2015, this is a supremely stylish Bentley which offers fantastic value for money in the current market.

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1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

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Description: 1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ96ZL54Z0621 Year: 1990 Make: Porsche Model: 964 Carrera 4 Representing a major step forward, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 versions of the Porsche 911 – code named ‘964’ – were launched in 1989, the former marking the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production 911. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the 964’s chassis and suspension. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. The pair shared the same 3.6-litre, 247bhp, flat-six engine while power-assisted steering (another 911 ‘first’), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard on both, with the Tiptronic auto ‘box a Carrera 2-only option. Its new Type M64 engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old ‘3.2’ yet still met the latest emissions regulations, top speed increasing to 162mph with 60mph attainable in 5.4 seconds. Finished in Slate Grey Metallic with silk grey leather and a black hood , the car on offer today was of course equipped with a Power-operated hood, Sports seats with electrical height adjustment and Top tinted windscreen. Additionally, it benefited from a Turbo-look body and alloy wheels. Supplied by AFN Ltd Porsche Guildford, the 964 Cabriolet comes complete its owner’s leather book pack with history file showing invoices, historic MOT certificates and tax discs and of course a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The current mileage is 49,000. Stylish, rare, highly desirable and superbly presented.

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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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1971 Aston Martin DBS V8

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Description: 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: DBSV8/10165/RCA Year: 1971 Make: Aston Martin Model: DBS The DBS was intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Powered by a straight-six engine, it was produced from 1967 until 1972, eventually being phased out in favour of the Aston Martin V8. It was a larger coupé than the DB6, with four full sized seats, but was powered by the same 4.0 L engine as the previous car. Claimed engine output was 282 bhp, but a no-cost vantage engine option used Italian made Weber carburettors, increasing output to an advertised 325 bhp. The DBS was intended to have a more “modern” look than the previous series of Aston models (the DB4 through DB6), and it incorporated a fastback style rear end and squared off front grille, atypical of Astons at the time, but very much then in vogue in automotive design circles of the late sixties. Trademark Aston design features, such as a bonnet scoop, knock off wire wheels, and side air vents with stainless steel brightwork were however retained. The DBS was the last Aston Martin to be built under David Brown’s control. In September 1969, the DBS was made available with a 5340cc V8 engine, this variant being known as the DBS V8. At the time, it was the fastest four-seater production car in the world. The new model was fitted with light alloy wheels (as opposed to wire wheels on the DBS) and ventilated brake discs. Automatic transmission was offered as an alternative to the ZF 5 speed manual gearbox. The DBS V8 was produced until May 1972, after which it was given a single headlamp front end and was renamed simply the Aston Martin V8. This stunning, original right hand drive example, is presented in Burgundy with cream leather which is a superb colour combination. It is offered with automatic transmission and comes with an Aston Martin Heritage certificate. The first owner of this particular car was the Green Shield Stamp company and then it was purchased by one of the Managing Director of the same firm – this car has had only three owners from new, making it very desirable. There has been a considerable amount of recent expenditure on the car, bills for which can be seen on file. These extremely quick sports cars were the envy of the world when they appeared on the scene and today these models are highly sought after and collectable. Its paintwork and interior are in good condition. A great opportunity to own a classic from one of Britain’s finest marques with a thundering V8 under the bonnet.

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1974 Ferrari 246 GT – E Series Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina - Original Right Hand Drive

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Description: 1974 Ferrari 246 GT – E Series Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina - Original Right Hand Drive Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 07046 Year: 1974 Make: Ferrari Model: 246 GT It was the need for a production-based engine for the new Formula 2 that led to the introduction of a ‘junior’ Ferrari, the Dino 206GT, at the Turin Motor Show in 1967. Building on experience gained with its successful limited edition Dino 206S sports-racer of 1966, Ferrari retained the racer’s mid-engine layout for the road car but installed the power unit transversely rather than longitudinally. A compact, aluminium-bodied coupe of striking appearance, the Pininfarina-styled Dino – named after Enzo Ferrari’s late son Alfredino Ferrari and intended as the first of a separate but related marque – was powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cam V6 driving through an in-unit five-speed transaxle. The motor’s 180bhp was powerful enough to propel the lightweight, aerodynamically efficient Dino to 142mph, and while there were few complaints about the car’s performance, the high cost enforced by its aluminium construction hindered sales. A 2.4-litre version on a longer wheelbase – the 246GT – replaced the Dino 206 in late 1969. The body was now steel and the cylinder block cast-iron rather than aluminium, but the bigger engine’s increased power – 195bhp at 7,600rpm – was adequate compensation for the weight gain. A Targa-top version, the 246GTS, followed in 1972. While not quite as fast in a straight line as its larger V12-engined stable-mates, the nimble Dino was capable of showing almost anything a clean pair of heels over twisty going. Order number D/632 was placed with the factory on the 6th July 1973 as part of Maranello Concessionaires August allocation of cars. The order was acknowledged on the 27th July. The car was invoiced by the factory on the 11th October 1973 for delivery to the UK by truck. On Saturday the 12th January 1974 Mr Ian Phillips from car dealers Phillips (Belfast) Ltd met Maranello Concessionaires Ltd sales director, Mike Salmon. On the 30th April 1976 the car was purchased and registered to Greencoat Motor Co of London, with some 24,000 miles. Greencoat Motor Co sold the car to Mr Howard Baws of Kent, registering the car to him on the 25th June 1976. Mr Baws owned the car for just over twelve months when it was bought by Mr Victor Melik of Wales on the 29th June 1977; Mr Melik using John Etheridge of Chelsea to maintain it. It was purchased by Mr Howard Thomas of The Paper Supply Company of London, on the 21st September 1978 now with 34,000 miles. A letter from Greencoat Motor Company dated the 27th September 1978 to Mr Thomas set out the cars background to date – albeit they did say it came from Jersey rather than Northern Ireland. During Mr Thomas’s ownership it was maintained by the then Ferrari agents Brighton Car Concessionaires Ltd, The car was purchased by Mr William Jepp of Surrey on the 29th June 1981 who bought the car with circa 48,000 miles. Mr Jepp used Modena Engineering, for maintenance. Mr Percival Webster of Sussex, became the next recorded keeper on the 18th May 1982. Mr Percival owned the car for eight years when solicitor Mr Rory Fordyce of Middlesex became the next registered keeper on the 25th May 1988.Mr Fordyce appears to have sent it to Joe Nash of Dino Services, a major Dino specialist at this time. It was then purchased by Mr David Edwards of South Wales for £29,000 on the 27th July 1990. Mr Edwards had Dino Services complete the restoration which is documented with invoices and colour photographs. The car was refinished in its current hue of Rosso 300. The paintwork alone costing £6,044.40 (29-10-90 Invoice No E389) The engine, gearbox, suspension, steering and brakes were also rebuilt by Dino Services with the final invoice in February 1991. It was re-trimmed in tan with black “Daytona” inserts by Dave Strange of Send, Surrey for £3,750 being completed on the 27th March 1991. Mr Edwards used the car, returning it to Joe Nash for a 500 mile service on the 3rd January 1992. Following a road test, a report by London Ferrari agents HR Owen and now with 55,455 miles on the 9th November 1992, it was purchased by former 308 GT4 owner, Mr Phillip Brigstock of London who became the registered keeper on the 9th November 1992. Maintenance passed to Kent High Performance Cars of Maidstone, Kent. The car was entered in the 1994 Ferrari Owners Club, where it won its class – first time entrants-with 332 points. Mr Brigstock kept the car until late 1997 when it was purchased by Mr Richard Boyd of Warwickshire who entrusted Mortimer Houghton Turner to look after the car. This included new camshafts, head gaskets and a clutch (October 1997 @59,577 miles) as well as routine servicing. The car passed into the ownership of Paradise Racing Ltd on the 19th July 1999 who sold it to Mr Alecos Pappas of London later that year. Mr Pappas took the car to the dry climate of Athens, Greece, before returning it to the UK and to Paradise Garage of London. Mr Sven Lorenz of London became the next recorded keeper on the 14th March 2003, buying the car from Paradise Garage The penultimate owner, Mr Russell Backhouse of Dorset, became the next recorded keeper on the 12th November 2007.The last owner, a gentleman from London, bought the car in April 2010 with 63,289 miles. A total of just 498 right hand drive Dino GTs were delivered to the UK via Maranello Concessionaires Limited; rarely are they offered on the open market. Not to be confused with the common left hand drive variant, this motor car is for the true Ferrari collector. Less than half the price of a Daytona, and trailing some way behind a 206 GT, this late 1960s Pininfarina designed Ferrari offers terrific value in today’s market.

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1958 Jensen 541 Deluxe

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Description: 1958 Jensen 541 Deluxe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 5412113848 Year: 1958 Make: Jensen Model: 541 Deluxe The first new Jensen model for 1954 was called, appropriately enough, the 541. Styled by Eric Neale, whose son Peter still owns a 541 today, the 541 saw the first use of fibreglass by Jensen Motors Ltd, partly as a way to overcome restrictive post war regulations on the use of steel but also as an economical solution to the problems of forming a complex body shape for a limited production car. John Webb who ran Brands Hatch for many years claimed his racing 541 the most fun. This particular car was manufactured in 1958 to the new Deluxe specification which included all the optional extras as standard. This featured the latest Dunlop calliper disc brakes, as raced by Jaguars at Le Mans, on all wheels as; the first British saloon car to be so equipped. The present owner bought this car in 2012 when it seems to have been stored in dry conditions for about 20 years. The car was soon a bare shell until all parts had been checked, replaced when necessary, repaired where possible and eventually re assembled in a correct fashion while the engine was completely rebuilt and tuned. A new, Maserati-sourced, leather interior is enhanced by a non-standard wood dash. The glass fibre body on a tubular steel chassis is in excellent condition and sports an un-restored paint exterior professionally done by a previous owner. The drivetrain is a Austin 3993cc , 6 cylinder engine with 4-speed manual gearbox with Laycock de Normanville overdrive and using 3 SU carburettors and twin s/s exhausts. The engine gives about 165 bhp at 3800rpm and plenty of torque and about 120mph. 53 known examples of the 541 Deluxe model were manufactured between 1957 and 1959 out of a total of 226 541s built. There were 320 later models – 541R and 541S. Richard Calver, JOC historian, has assessed less than 150 of all these cars survive across the world. This particular 541 is the current holder of the JOC’s “Best in Class” Cup.

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1989 Ferrari Testarossa

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Description: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Reg. Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: ZFFAA17B000079616 Year: 1989 Make: Ferrari Model: Testarossa Pininfarina has pulled off many master-strokes in its time, but few compare with its styling of the Testarossa. Those long ‘egg slicer’ grilles down the side of the body are more than merely functional, they are more than just a style statement, they are positively inspired. They are the sort of simple idea which every other stylist in the world looks at and says, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ The Testarossa is also a car which was developed in a wind tunnel, which has not always been the case with Pininfarina designs, and particular attention was paid to inducing downforce. Those side grilles are more than beautiful, they are also functional; a wonderful example of science and aesthetics working in harmony. The chassis was proven, it is virtually the same as the Berlinetta Boxer, but the Testarossa is larger overall and also lighter. The five-litre, four-valve engine has Bosch fuel injection and produces a mighty, although relaxed, 380bhp which is why this car can gallop to 180+mph. Of more importance is its maximum torque which is 3541bs/ft and results in it being able to cover the 0-60mph sprint in 5.3 seconds. Normally you have to sacrifice style and comfort to get near these figures, but the Testarossa is effortless. In terms of usable performance, it has few equals and no superior. It also has the looks of a ‘supermodel’, but that is what it is. This example is a low mileage left hand drive car presented in red with a black interior and has covered only 31,000 kms from new as documented in its service manual. It is in good condition throughout and comes with servicing invoices, toolkit, manuals and factory air conditioning. This car was delivered new to Italy and comes with Dutch papers. This Italian sports car is now ready to be enjoyed on the open road. These are highly desirable 1980s “ supercars” and is still a headturner today.

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sb ‘Fintail’ Saloon

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Description: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sb ‘Fintail’ Saloon Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1962 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 220 Sb Introduced at the 1959 Frankfurt Auto Show, the 220 Sb saloon was one of three six-cylinder (W111) models sharing a new up-to-the-minute body style. This trio featured unitary construction bodies, independent suspension all round (at the rear by means of a single-pivot swing axle), and powerful servo-assisted drum brakes. Much attention had been paid to improving passenger comfort and safety, the cabin being enlarged and the glass area increased for better visibility, while the incorporation of front and rear crumple zones represented a milestone in automotive safety technology. Designed to appeal equally to European and North American markets, the sleek new body featured tail fins, a styling device then much in vogue, which gave the models their nickname: Heckflosse (Fintail). Powered by an up-rated (110bhp DIN, 124bhp SAE in the USA) version of its predecessor’s 2,195cc overhead-camshaft six-cylinder engine, the 220 S was good for a top speed of around 102.5mph. Fuel-injected ‘SE’ versions followed, the coupé and cabriolet models lacking the saloon’s swiftly outdated tail fins, while front disc brakes were standardised on the 220 Sb in April 1962. Production ceased in 1965. This 220 Sb saloon has had three owners from new. The previous owner bought the car in 2013 and carried out a bare-metal restoration of the entire body. Works carried out include replacing the front floor panels, the inner and outer front sill panels, and the off-side front inner wheel arch, while the underside has been sealed and the body re-sprayed in its original Antique Ivory- it is now in excellent condition. The rubber seals for the doors, windscreen, rear screen and boot have all been replaced. The seats have been reupholstered in red leather, and all the carpets replaced. The door cards are all in excellent original condition. Mechanically, the original engine has been stripped and reassembled with all new seals and gaskets and we are advised that the car cruises easily at 70mph. Described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout, this desirable classic Mercedes is offered with its original owner’s manual and service booklet, a V5C Registration Certificate and MoT certificate valid until to September 2016.

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1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Coupé

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Description: 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Coupé Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 1S50718 Year: 1972 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Series III 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 wheel arches, 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. Built in two-seat roadster and ‘2+2’ coupé versions, both of which used the long-wheelbase floor pan introduced on the Series II ‘2+2’, the Series III E-Type continued the Jaguar tradition of offering a level of performance and luxury unrivalled at the price. This Series III coupé is an original UK supplied right hand drive car and imported into Guernsey in 1991 where it was used sparingly, only covering under 5,000 miles in the past 25 years whilst in the Channel Islands and now displaying just 67,000 miles. This is a cherished and well looked after car by its two brother owners, with much work undertaken including an engine rebuild and five speed gearbox upgrade. The original colours of Ascot Fawn with tan interior trim are in lovely condition with a lovely patina. Documents include UK V5 registration and old copy of buff coloured logbook, old MOT’s, service invoices and miscellaneous correspondence.

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1933 Vale Special

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Description: 1933 Vale Special Reg. Number: Not Registered Chassis Number: VS310 Year: 1933 Make: Vale Model: Special The Vale Motor Company was established in 1931 by Pownoll Pellew (later 9th Viscount Exmouth) as a ‘gentleman’s hobby’ in a rented workshop behind The Warrington pub in Maida Vale. It was initially funded by Pellew (helped by his mother and his actress girlfriend Kay Walsh) and his two business partners Allan Gaspar (with help from his bank manager father), and Robert Owen Wilcoxon (thanks to early film proceeds of his film actor brother Henry Wilcoxon). It was Henry who designed the striking Vale Motor Co. badge. The cars were initially handmade and based on Triumph Motor Company components. The first cars used the 832 cc side-valve engine from the Triumph Super 7 fitted to a chassis bought in from Rubery Owen, semi-elliptic leaf springs all round, and the hydraulic brakes and axles from the Triumph. Most of the cars had lightweight two-seater open bodies with fold-flat windscreens, but a four-seat version on a long-wheelbase chassis, called the Tourette, was available with the larger-engined versions. This is one of fewer than 30 Vales surviving and this particular example is even more special because it was the trials vehicle owned by the partner R O “ Bang” Wilcoxon; this has been verified by history expert of this marque, Dave Cox. Included in the sale is a copy of his book “ Ave Atque Vale” and correspondence from him relating to this car. The present vendor recently imported the car from the USA where is was much rallied and he even has a photo of the US celebrity collector Jay Leno sitting in it! The history file includes a Vintage Car Club of America log book, pictures of it racing in the US, a collection of period articles and correspondence back to when it left the UK in the 1980s, along with invoices for work done over the years. The car comes with wings fitted but are easily removed for racing/hillclimbing. A great sports car for road or track use with a nice history.

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1979 Porsche 911 by Theon Design

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Description: 1979 Porsche 911 by Theon Design Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 9119300683 Year: 1979 Make: Porsche Model: 911 Theon Design launched its first car in 2015 after spending two years of developing and refining to create a car with a difference. The result is a 911 built with impeccable attention to detail, but one which also pushes the boundaries in terms of design, build and technology. Theon Design combine the best of the old and new to create a car that is not only beautiful, but performs beyond all expectations. Passion for what they do is the driving force of Theon, who are constantly developing ideas and technologies to recreate the iconic Porsche into a performance car that excites and surprises in equal measure. The Theon 911 takes cues from the 70s classics such as the ST, RS and RSR, amalgamating the best of these designs into a modern interpretation, offered with numerous options in terms of engine and drivetrain, to bespoke finishes both inside and out. This fabulous 911 by Theon Design used as its basis a 1979 Porsche 911, which enjoyed an extensive program of refurbishment and re-design to produce the car you see here today. At the heart of the Theon is a Porsche 964 RS specification engine which was built from NOS by Porsche Motorsport in Belgium, and originally destined for the 993 SuperCup series. Theon re-designed the bodywork in the style of the early 911 S/T & RSR racers of the early 1970s, using a combination of new lightweight carbon and composite panels to built up a unique 911 shell, into which the motor was installed. Either refurbished, replaced or upgraded Porsche components were used throughout, the suspension was upgraded with a coilover set, and the brakes were replaced with upgraded Porsche Turbo items. Finally the interior was treated to a bespoke re-trim in tan leather by an automotive and aeronautical trim specialist, Lol Smith, responsible for fitting out Vladimir Putin’s Head of State jet. Delivering now over 300bhp in a lightweight body, and in excellent condition in all respects, this is an exceptionally fast Porsche offering the looks of the classic 911 racers, but with the performance and reliability of the modern RS models. Completed in summer of 2015, and finished in Stone Grey with a Tan leather interior, this is a truly impressive achievement and an incredible road car.

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1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Original right hand drive - One Owner and only 14 ,000 miles from new

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Description: 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Original right hand drive - One Owner and only 14 ,000 miles from new Reg. Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: TBA Year: 1983 Make: Ferrari Model: 512 BBi Having reasserted itself at the top of the supercar hierarchy with the first ‘Boxer’ – the 365GTB/4 BB – Ferrari went one better with its successor, the 512BB. For the new Boxer, Ferrari abandoned its long-standing practice of denoting a model by the capacity of an individual cylinder and adopted the Dino-type nomenclature where ‘512’ indicates 5 litres/12 cylinders. Displacement was increased by enlarging both bore and stroke, while in addition the compression ratio was raised and dry-sump lubrication adopted. The result of all these changes was a useful increase in torque which, coupled with revised gear ratios, made the 512 more tractable. Changes to Pininfarina’s inspired coachwork were, not surprisingly, few. The running gear likewise came in for only minor revision while the already excellent all-round ventilated disc brakes remained unchanged. Inside, the 512 remained virtually the same as before but for the welcome adoption of multi-way adjustable seats in place of the fixed originals. Road & Track magazine had achieved a speed of 175mph (280km/h) in the preceding 365GT/4 BB, and although lack of road space prevented the discovery of their test 512’s capability, Ferrari’s claimed maximum of 188mph (302km/h) was felt entirely realistic. In 1981 the model was updated with Bosch fuel injection, becoming the 512BBi. Once again, maximum power remained unchanged but there was more available at lower revs and torque increased still further. Possessing an engine directly related to Ferrari’s contemporary Formula 1 unit, as well as being both lighter and faster than the legendary Daytona, the 512BB was one of the most capable and exciting supercars of its era and is still capable of providing all the thrills that an enthusiastic owner-driver could wish for. This right-hand drive example is one of only 1,007 512BBi models produced by Ferrari. Finished in red with black interior trim and showing very little wear, the car displays a total 14,5000 miles on the odometer. It comes complete with spare wheel, tool roll and jack. With the value of V12 Ferraris from the 1960s and 1970s having increased dramatically, users and investors alike have recognised the potential of the Berlinetta Boxer series, and particularly that of the more practical fuel-injected models such as this one.

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2004 Ferrari 360 Only 27,800 miles from new

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Description: 2004 Ferrari 360 Only 27,800 miles from new Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: ZFFYT53C000139646 Year: 2004 Make: Ferrari Model: 360 Ferrari’s most successful model since the 308, the F355 was always going to be a tough act to follow. Its successor needed to be ground breaking and revolutionary; two words which, without doubt the 360 lived up to. Starting with a clean sheet of paper in designing the 360 Modena, the new car attracted superlatives that put even its illustrious predecessor in the shade. 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, producing 400bhp. 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 wings. 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 its predecessor yet achieving the impressively low Cd of 0.33. There was further innovation beneath the skin: a lighter, stiffer aluminium spaceframe/monocoque replacing the old tubular steel arrangement, resulting in a dry weight around 220lbs less than that of the F355. 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 UK delivered right-hand drive manual 360 Spider is one of just 487 of its kind produced. Complete with a full Ferrari service history and original tool kit this form of specification of 360 is widely regarded as being the most desirable of the 360 model. With just 27,800 miles on the odometer, this stunning car, presented in Nurburgring Silver with Nero Black interior and silver stitching is described as being in good to excellent condition throughout. The car recently enjoyed a cam belt change (400 miles ago), comes with a spare cam-belt and is also fitted with an adobe sound system. The private number plate is included in the sale of the car.

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

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Description: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 10704422013490 Year: 1973 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 450 SL The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 are automobiles which were produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, etc. up to the 560 SL. Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars; the 350 SLC followed in October. Sales in North America began in 1972, and cars wore the name 350 SL, but had a larger 4.5L V8 (and were renamed 450 SL for model year 1973); the big V8 became available on other markets with the official introduction of the 450 SL/SLC on non-North American markets in March 1973. This lovely example of these iconic German luxury sports cars has recently been cosmetically restored inside and out with colours matched to Mercedes original shades. It has a full leather interior in red including the hardtop headliner and steering wheel. The car has an MOT which expires February 2017 and it is featured in the current issue of Mercedes Enthusiast magazine ( November 2016). Please note the cherished registration number will be retained by the vendor.

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1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1

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Description: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: J58510385 Year: 1958 Make: Chevrolet Model: Corvette C1 After World War II, GIs returning after serving overseas in the years were bringing home MGs, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos, and the like. In 1951, Nash Motors began selling an expensive two-seat sports car, the Nash-Healey, made in partnership with the Italian designer Pinin Farina and British auto engineer Donald Healey, but there were few moderate-priced models. Harley Earl convinced GM that they needed to build a two-seat sports car, and with his Special Projects crew began working on “Project Opel” in late 1951. The result was the hand-built, EX-122 pre-production Corvette prototype, which was first shown to the public at the 1953 General Motors Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on January 17, 1953. With the release of the 1957 model, Chevrolet was really getting into its stride. A new body, a much better convertible top and glass wind-up windows, together with the single headlamp styling and the cove-side design, really brought the Corvette right up to date. Production began in June of 1953 with the standard six cylinder 160bhp engine, but by 1956 this had grown into a V8 of 265cu.inch, developing between 180 and 220bhp according to the state of tune. A fibreglass body was fitted from the start; early cars could reach 105mph compared to the Ford Thunderbird’s 115mph but the Corvette had superior acceleration and handled better. Chassis J58510385 is presented in the very rare colour combination of yellow with white inlets and a black interior. A matching numbers car, this C1 is an extremely rare fuel injection example. A car which needs to be seen to be appreciated, it is in outstanding condition throughout with an interior, body and engine bay that largely resembles a new car. Having been stored in climate controlled conditions for much of its like, few C1 Corvettes lie in this condition. Beautiful and great sounding, few Corvettes could be more desirable.

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1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

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Description: 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe Reg. Number: UK Registered Chassis Number: 667149 Year: 1953 Make: Jaguar Model: XK120 It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar virtually threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible style and looks, a powerful six cylinder engine installed in an outstanding chassis and a remarkably low price – a quarter that of a V12 Ferrari with similar performance. The combination was unbeatable and without doubt the Jaguar XK120 was an absolute milestone for both Jaguar and the motor industry as a whole. At the heart of the William Lyons styled roadster was that all-new 3,442cc, twin overhead camshaft XK engine producing 160bhp via twin SU carburettors – sufficient for 126mph and 0-60mph in 10.0 seconds. To further push the performance point home, in October 1948, with an aeroscreen and aluminium undershield the only modifications, an XK120 recorded 132.6mph for the flying mile in Jabekke, Belgium, making it indisputably the fastest off-the-shelf production car in the world. The XK120 was also endowed with fine road holding, its steel body – the originally planned limited production run used alloy bodies – clothing a shortened MkV chassis employing independent torsion bar/wishbone front suspension and a semi-elliptic leaf-sprung rear axle, while brakes were all round drums. The XK120 became a massive success both on the road and the track where it scored numerous victories. Many drivers raced the XK120 including Stirling Moss, Peter Walker, Peter Whitehead, Leslie Johnson and Ian Appleyard; indeed, in XK120C/C-Type form it won Le Mans in both 1951 and 1953 and its engine was to power three more Sarthe winners and a whole host of future Jaguars. The XK120 we have for sale here is a desirable right hand drive drophead coupe. The car has had only two owners since it left the factory on 5th December 1953 and was delivered to Mr James Wood in Worthing Sussex. It comes complete with full ownership and some service history spanning 60 years. This matching numbers car comes with a Jaguar heritage certificate. A thorough restoration lasting 4 years has recently been completed including a full engine rebuild and a photographic record of the restoration process is available to the new owner. It is therefore no surprise that the vendor describes the general condition of the car to be excellent. The car is presented in the stunning combination of grey with contrasting red hide interior. One of the finest examples of this legendary Jaguar that can be found on the market today and surely an opportunity not to be missed.

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