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The Imperial War Museum Duxford Auction An Auction of Selected Classic Cars | 21st March 2018


One of only 5 auction houses to have sold a motorcar for more than $11m (1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB sold at The IWM Duxford Auction, October 2015)

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MOTOR CARS

On the Cover

LOT 94 | 1977 Ferrari 512 BB ESTIMATE £240,000 - 280,000 • Supplied new to Adplans of London by Cooper Car Sales of Leicestershire • Current ownership since 2012 and just 33,300 miles from new • 1 of just 101 RHD examples • Complete with original order form, sales brochure, book pack and service book

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Auction Information

Auction Schedule

AUCTION VENUE

AUCTION VIEWING

Imperial War Museum

Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 12pm to 6pm (FREE ENTRY)

Duxford

Wednesday 21st March 2018 from 9am

Cambridgeshire REGISTRATIONS

CB22 4QR

Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 12.00pm BID ONLINE H&H are excited to announce their new online

MOTOR CAR SALE

bidding platform, with 0% Internet Surcharge.

Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 12.15pm

Register via: www.HandH.co.uk BUYER ENQUIRIES

+44 (0)1925 210035

info@HandH.co.uk BUYERS PREMIUM Registrations 12.5% (Subject to VAT)

MAILING ADDRESS

Motor Cars 12.5% (Subject to VAT)

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NEXT EVENT

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton Auction

An Auction of Popular Classic Cars WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL 2018 H&H are delighted to announce their much-anticipated return to the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton in time to commemorate their 25th anniversary, upon completion of the venue’s three year restoration project. The venue has become synonymous with H&H to their most loyal clientele, dating back to their first auction in 1993. We encourage you to join us in celebration, by consigning your popular classic vehicle to what promises to be a truly monumental auction in our trading history.

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Notes for Intending Purchasers Prospective purchasers are respectfully advised to read the Terms and Conditions of Sale carefully before bidding on any lot, as they form the terms of your contract with us, whether or not you are a successful bidder. Admission H&H has the right at its sole discretion, without assigning any reason whatsoever, to refuse admission to any of its sales or indeed its premises to any person. The purchase of a catalogue does not constitute an entry ticket or guarantee entry. Bidder Registration To enable the Auctioneer to recognise bidders during the sale all intending buyers are required to complete a Bidder’s Registration Form. This will enable you to bid at the sale by means of a number allocated to you. All prospective bidders must complete the form giving full identification and appropriate references and produce identification, which will take the form of a current UK driving licence or passport. All Lots sold will be invoiced to the registered bidder. If you lose your catalogue or bidder’s number please notify reception immediately. References We reserve the right to request banker’s references from prospective purchasers and these should be supplied in time to allow them to be taken up prior to the sale. Failure to comply with this could result in the facility to bid being withdrawn. Currency Converter Solely for the convenience of bidders, a currency converter is provided at H&H sales. The rates quoted for conversion of other currencies to pounds sterling are indicative only and provided by our partner Currency Solutions. We will not be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the currency converter. Currency Solutions bank beating rates could end up saving you up to 5% on the cost of your sale or acquisition. Additionally, they can fix exchange rates “on the hammer” removing the risk of foreign exchange losses in the days after the auction. For further information, please contact +44 (0) 207 740 0000. Insurance A representative of Footman James Insurance Services will be in attendance and will be pleased to advise buyers in this area. Please be reminded that the insurance is the buyer’s responsibility from the fall of the hammer. Bidding Increments In the case of Commission, Telephone and Live and On-line Internet bidding, the following increments will apply. £1,000 - £2,000 £100 £2,000 - £5,000 £200/300 £5,000 - £10,000 £500 £10,000 - £20,000 £1,000 £20,000 - £50,000 £2,000/3,000 £50,000 - £100,000 £5,000 Over £100,000 At the Auctioneers discretion

Premium Purchasers are reminded that a Buyers’ Premium is payable on all lots and is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. The rates are as follows: Motor Cars 12.5% Registrations 12.5% Motorcycles 12.5% Bicycles 12.5% Automobilia 12.5% Warranty H&H is acting as the agent of the Seller in offering his lot for sale by auction. We cannot and do not inspect each lot in detail to verify the Seller’s description - often we only see it shortly before the Sale. Therefore we cannot and do not take responsibility for the condition of the lot or the accuracy of its description. This is the reason for our very specific terms as to roadworthiness (Condition 19.1) and absence of warranties (Condition 12.1), which intending purchasers should read carefully. Commission / Telephone Bids We will make reasonable efforts to execute commission and telephone bids when instructed provided they are received by 5pm the day before the Sale. Lot(s) will be bought as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and reserves. Where more than one commission bid is submitted at the same winning amount, the commission bid submitted to the Auctioneer first will be the winning bid. We reserve the right to request a refundable deposit of approximately 10% of the intended bid amount. Payment For immediate clearance of Lot(s) full payment must be made to H&H Classics Limited by means of Banker’s Draft, Building Society Cheque, Visa Debit or Credit Card, Maestro, MasterCard, Cash up to £9,000 or Interbank Transfer by 12.00 noon the day following the sale. In any event purchasers are reminded that clearance of Lot(s) may only be effected once we have received cleared funds in our account. For Purchaser’s wishing to pay by bank transfer our bank account details are as follows: Account Name:

H&H Classics Limited

IBAN Number:

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Swift Code:

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Account Number:

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Branch Sort Code:

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Bank:

Nat West, Warrington

Racing Cars & Documentation Buyers are reminded that the presence of an old HVIF (FIA papers) or other documentation does not constitute a ‘promise’ on behalf of the MSA or other issuing authority that they will be re-issued on demand. A car’s application for a Historic Technical Passport will be subject to the prevailing regulation in Appendix K and can be reviewed, much the same way Veteran Cars can be re-dated, as new information comes to light. The Issuing Authority can refuse to issue new papers. Any prospective purchaser should check the position of the Lot prior to bidding.

Veteran Car Club of Great Britain Dating Plates and Certificates When mention is made of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain Dating Plates and Certificates in this catalogue it should be borne in mind that the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain does from time to time review cars already dated and, in some instances, where fresh evidence becomes available, alter the date. Whilst the Club makes every effort to ensure accuracy, the date shown on the Dating Plate or Dating Certificate cannot be guaranteed as correct and intending purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the date of the car. Export Licence / Dates Export licences may be required for any lot manufactured or produced 50 years or more prior to the date of export from the U.K. It is the responsibility of the buyer to obtain the licence and correct documentation prior to the exportation of the lot. Removal of Lots A representative of our preferred transport providers E.M. Rogers and Chas Mortimer will be present at the sale to assist with any transport requirements. All lots are held at the purchaser’s risk at the fall of the hammer and must be removed not later than 1pm on the day following the sale. Please note, if lot(s) are not removed by then the standard charges as stated in our Terms and Conditions will apply. Vehicle Identity and Competition History Any motor vehicle is sold as a collector’s item and not as a means of transport. Buyers are specifically warned that any vehicle sold as such may well have had parts replaced and paint renewed or be made up of parts from other vehicles the condition of which may be difficult to establish. The Auctioneer has to rely on information as to the date, condition and authenticity provided by the Seller and does not provide its own description, and does not and cannot undertake its own inspection of vehicles or other Lot and it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that the Lot conforms to the description in the catalogue. The Auctioneer cannot check or verify the authenticity of the chassis or VIN number under which a vehicle is offered, but relies on the Seller’s description. Buyers should take particular care to verify in advance the authenticity of a vehicle that is claimed to have important racing, rallying or ‘ex-works’ history as it was common in period for a competition vehicle of a single identity to have more than one chassis, body or other mechanical components. This may have happened several times, both in a vehicle’s ‘works’ career and thereafter in private owner hands. Sometimes ‘works’ vehicles were fitted with different registration plates, so that a vehicle could meet a particular event’s start date deadline. These historical factors may lead to there being in existence multiple and competing claimants to the same vehicle identity.

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COMING SOON

The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Auction An Auction of Selected Classic Sports & GT Cars TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2018 As part of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame 2018, H&H Classics will once again be hosting an auction of Classic Sports & GT Cars in the fabulous grounds of the Royal Automobile Club at Woodcote Park, Surrey. Contact us today for a complimentary appraisal.

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1953 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series III SOLD: £102,375 at The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Auction, June 2017

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REGISTRATIONS

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REGISTRATION NSX 22 Cherished number plate NSX 22 with retention certificate issued on 25th July 2014.

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Cherished number plate 6 CE with retention certificate issued in November 2017.

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Cherished number plate FAB 8 with retention certificate issued on 18th August 2015.

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Motor Car Listings VIEWING DAY | Tuesday 20th March Free Entry between 12:00pm - 6:00pm

AUCTION DAY | Wednesday 21st March VIEWING | 9:00am onwards AUCTIONS | 12:00pm onwards REGISTRATIONS: 12:00pm MOTOR CARS: 12:15pm

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MOTOR CARS 1 1983 ROVER SD1 3500 SE

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ESTIMATE NO RESERVE *

A28 HAD

SPIDER VELOCE

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ESTIMATE £10000 - 15000 *

MPG407P

CHASSIS SARRRFWV3CM294406

CHASSIS 2472429

Awarded the prestigious accolade of “European Car of the Year” at its launch in 1976,

Introduced in 1970 the second series of Alfa Romeo’s iconic Spider Veloce was visually distinguished by a subtly revised grille, more raked windscreen, fashionable cut-off ‘Kamm Tail’ and new door handles. Designed and built by Pininfarina, the newcomer’s two-door monocoque bodyshell incorporated the same sophisticated independent front suspension, five-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes as its ‘Duetto’ predecessor. Initially powered by a 1779cc version of Alfa Romeo’s jewel-like four-cylinder ‘twin-cam’ engine, the second series cars were upgraded to 1962cc during 1971. With a quoted 132bhp and 134lbft on tap, the 2000 Spider Veloce was reputedly capable of over 120mph. Great fun to drive, the model evolved through third and fourth series remaining in production until 1993.

the Rover SD1 was the first vehicle to come out of the newly formed Special Division of British Leyland (hence SD1). The ground breaking hatchback, with design cues from the Ferrari Daytona and clever product placement by the marketing team, with appearances in The Professionals and The New Avengers, made the SD1 an instant hit with company executives. With order books filling up right from the off. Finished in White matched to a Brown interior ‘A28 HAD’ is fitted with a KAT body kit which it is understood to have retained for many years and is a much sought after 3500 V8 mated to an automatic gearbox. It’s understood the engine was replaced in 1991 and currently displays a credible 91,880 miles. The vendor currently rates the paintwork and bodywork as ‘Good’ however informs us the SD1 has not been run for some time and the fuel pump has a fault.

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2 1976 ALFA ROMEO 2000

First encountering ‘MPG 407P’ when he sold it new whilst working at Bell & Colvill, the vendor was also responsible for supplying the Spider to a subsequent keeper before buying it back for his own use during 2000. Repainted shortly thereafter, the Alfa Romeo is warranted to have covered just 52,000 miles from new. Pleasingly retaining its original engine, ‘MPG 407P’ is described by the vendor as being in ‘very good overall’ condition. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, MOT certificate valid until June 2018 and history file (including Bell & Colvill paperwork).

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1957 LAND ROVER 88

Parabolic springs, new canvas

ESTIMATE £9000 - 11000 *

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1982 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT 36,000 miles from new

REG NO

249 UYX

REG NO

CHASSIS

111753788

CHASSIS SCAZS0000CCH05587

ESTIMATE NO RESERVE *

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265 DPE

You know the story - the Jeep-inspired, go-anywhere Land Rover designed by

This first generation Silver Spirit came off line in August 1982 and features Gold-

Maurice Wilks for farm and light industrial use was launched at the 1948 Amsterdam

coloured bodywork teamed with Brown hide interior trim and has only covered 36,000

Motor Show, and continued remarkably unchanged until its final iteration, the

miles from new with just 4 previous keepers. The vendor grades the bodywork, interior

Defender, was finally laid to rest in 2016. Already high, demand for good early

trim, V8 engine and automatic transmission as ‘good’ and the paintwork as ‘average’

examples has since rocketed, and topping the wish list of many an aficionado is the

and is selling the Rolls Without Reserve, complete with cherished registration number

Series I model manufactured from 1948 until 1958. ‘249 UYX’ is a short wheelbase

‘265 DPE’, service book containing 11 stamps, 21 old MOT certificates and one valid

version that’s been the subject of a degree of ongoing restoration and is currently

to January 26, 2019. The Silver Spirit was launched at the 1980 Paris Salon and was

finished in traditional Green, and considered by the vendor to have ‘good’ bodywork,

the first of a new generation of models that spawned the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn,

paintwork, interior trim, 2.2-litre petrol engine and fourwheel-drive transmission.

Touring Limousine and Park Ward for Rolls-Royce, and the Mulsanne and Eight Series

The Landie is now being offered complete with new canvas tilt and front seats, long

cars of its sister company Bentley. The opulent newcomer was lower and longer than

wheelbase wheel rims shod in 750x16 tyres, a Smiths heater equipped with demister

the Shadow and featured a considerably larger glass area. Courtesy of its finely-tuned

vents, and an MOT valid into March of next year.

Girling hydraulic self-levelling suspension, it was said to provide the best road holding so far offered by the marque.

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MOTOR CARS 5 1953 AUSTIN A90 ATLANTIC A rare survivor

REG NO

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

8128 H

6 1972 VOLVO P1800 ES

REG NO

MHS282L

CHASSIS BEZ101546

CHASSIS 4154

The Atlantic was a brave attempt by Austin to chime with the Government’s ‘Export

P1800 assembly was initially carried out by Jensen Motors but transferred to Sweden

or die’ edict courtesy of a car aimed firmly at the American market. Ultimately the

in April 1963. The original engine was replaced in 1969 by the 2-litre B20 unit, which

unashamed Uncle Sam styling and myriad of innovative features captured just 350 US

was itself upgraded a year later with a revised camshaft and fuel injection. This

buyers, and even global sales were limited to 7,981. It is estimated that fewer than 30

facelifted model brought four wheel disc braking, plus a revised name to reflect the

remain roadworthy in the UK, making this handsome restored example all the more

move away from carburation - P1800E. For many this distinctive Volvo model is best

rare and desirable. Delivered new in 1953 to a Doctor Howard Samson of London it

remembered as Roger Moore’s steed in the cult TV series ‘The Saint’, which ran from

received a bare metal respray in 2013 and has been in the current ownership since

1962 until 1969. The smartly-presented estate (ES) version now offered features Red

2013. Used as a course pace car at the Goodwood Revival in 2016, the Austin

bodywork complemented by Black leather interior trim. It has been in the current

benefits from a stainless steel exhaust, new tyres and a recent brake overhaul, and

ownership from 2011, since when the exhaust, windscreen and tyres have been

comes complete with: original buff log book, registration number, handbooks and

professionally replaced. The vendor currently considers the bodywork, paintwork,

workshop manual; collection of invoices and old MOTs; plus photos of the restoration.

interior trim, engine and manual transmission to all be in ‘very good’ order. The

The vendor currently classes the paintwork, bodywork, interior and engine as

odometer currently displays an eminently credible 65,700 miles and the current MOT is

‘excellent’ however advises first gear needs attention. Surely the perfect addition to an

valid into September.

Austin-Healey stable.

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ESTIMATE £11000 - 13000 *

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1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

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1973 FORD ESCORT MEXICO

REG NO

D757YRD

REG NO

CHASSIS

WBD1070412A066620

CHASSIS BFATNU00068

ESTIMATE £23000 - 27000 *

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GKD554L

The R107-series SL spanned 19 years, during which 237,287 examples were

Ford created the AVO-built Escort Mexico to capitalise on Hannu Mikkola’s victory

manufactured; a high percentage of which are still providing sterling service. An output

on the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally. Its strengthened shell was fitted

of 185bhp was sufficient to endow the model with rapid acceleration and a top speed

with Rallye Sport suspension and brakes and powered by a 1600cc Kent engine.

of around 130mph. This example is finished in Metallic Padget Red and trimmed in

This ‘totally unmarked’ example hails from 1973 and has been the subject of a

Beige Mercedes-Benz Tex. Manufactured in 1987, it was exported to Spain in 2012

photographically recorded ‘nut-and-bolt’ restoration. Its gleaming Sebring Red

but returned to these shores four years later, at which point it was re-registered on

bodywork is complemented by Black side stripes, Black cloth interior trim, and rare

its original number. The vendor’s present assessment of the car is that its straight-six

Black fold-back sunroof. It rides on genuine RS 13in four-spoke alloy wheels shod

engine and interior trim are ‘very good’, the bodywork and automatic transmission

with a fresh set of Yokohama tyres, and steers via a three-spoke RS steering wheel.

are ‘good’, and the paintwork ‘average’. Its service book of 24 stamps comprises 14

The Mexico is nowadays powered by a replacement powerplant built by Brian Randall

Mercedes main dealer ones and 10 from marque specialists. The Benz also comes

Racing Engines that features a pair of twin-choke 40DCOE Webber carburettors - the

complete with colour-keyed hardtop, three old Spanish MOTs and 13 British ones,

original Kent engine forms part of the sale. Instead of a brake master cylinder, the car

plus one valid to January 14th 2019.

now benefits from an adjustable brake bias pedal box.

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MOTOR CARS 9 1983 CN SPRINT

ESTIMATE £16000 - 20000 *

in Christopher Neil) and originally registered to him. He apparently created the car using all new parts, including a galvanised Lotus Elan S4 chassis, genuine Lotus suspension, brakes, steering and differential. It was used as a press/sales demonstrator and originally powered by a Ford 1600cc CVH engine driving through a Sierra five-speed gearbox. The vendor had the CVH unit professionally replaced with a 2-litre 16V Zetec unit, which predictably endows the car with performance superior to that of an original Elan Sprint. Coincident with the transplant, the brakes, suspension, wheel bearings and drive shafts were overhauled at a cost of £12,500 and a new hood completed the makeover. The vendor currently regards the evocation as `mechanically superb and an absolute joy to drive, being very quick and amazingly tractable with superb reliability’. He goes on to say, `the bodywork is very good with no crazing, but just some faint blemishes noticeable at very close quarters. The interior is in very good condition with no rips or marks on the original Elan seats, carpet or console, the latter of which has been retrimmed in fine leather. The electrics are all working reliably, including the windows and headlights, which are instantly raised by electric motor’. In summary, he currently regards the Zetec engine and five-speed gearbox as `excellent’, the fibreglass bodywork as `very good’, the Black interior trim as `good’, and the Red over White paintwork as `average’. `A548 TLG’ is now offered complete with its original

REG NO

A548TLG

CHASSIS CN0101

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The CN Sprint was a replica kit car marketed by Lotus

Dunlop D1 alloy wheels, sheaf of past invoices,

marque specialists Christopher Neil Ltd of Northwich,

complimentary period magazine article, period

Cheshire. This particular example, (Chassis No.00001)

advertising and photos, old MOT certificates and one

was hand-built by the late Neil Shepherdson (the Neil

valid to June 26 this year.

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ESTIMATE £15000 - 20000 *

REG NO

EU-Reg

CHASSIS 1015/30 Ferruccio Lamborghini launched Lamborghini Trattori in 1948, his early tractors utilising war surplus truck and military vehicle engines and differentials as their basis. Within a few years production had increased to 200 units a year whilst Italian-made engines replaced the dwindling supplies of war era stock. The twin-cylinder DL30 became available in 1952, featuring an OHV 26hp engine displacing some 1810cc driving through a four-speed manual gearbox with reverse gear.

1956 LAMBORGHINI DL30 10

Acquired and restored in 2014 by renowned Lamborghini specialists Colin Clarke Engineering, the example offered here was originally supplied by Beninca, whose supplier’s plate it retains to this day. Described as being in “excellent” condition regarding its bodywork, engine, electrics, paintwork and gearbox, this delightful tractor is in full running order and was recently displayed at both Goodwood Revival and St John’s Wood Show. NOVA registered and complete with its old Italian registration document, it has covered a minimal mileage since completion and would grace any collection or be ideal for the show circuit.

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MOTOR CARS 11 1978 FIAT 124 SPIDER Major recent restoration

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

Fiat’s handsome 2+2 124 Sport Spider made its debut at the 1966 Turin Motorshow. The Ferrari 275 GTS-esque newcomer was styled and manufactured by Pininfarina and based on a shortened version of the popular 124 Saloon platform. Targeted at the American market, the newcomer was powered by a belt-driven DOHC version of the Saloon’s four-cylinder pushrod unit, complete with alloy crossflow head. Initially 1,438cc in size, it grew in stages over 20 years to 1,995cc, taking the power output from 89bhp to 104bhp respectively (133bhp in the case of the 1,995cc turbo engine). The engine drove through either an all synchromesh five-speed manual gearbox or a General Motors three-speed automatic unit. Suspension was independent at the front by wishbones and coil springs, and by live axle, Panhard rod and coil springs at the rear. Braking was powerful courtesy of discs all-round and the steering was initially by worm and roller, but eventually rack and pinion. The model line finally ceased in 1985 after almost 200,000 Spiders had been produced - 75 per cent of which were destined for the American market. The lefthand drive sale car was one of the 75 percent and spent all its life in the US until recently, when it proved to be the perfect basis for a major refurbishment project. Now fully UK registered, it was completely stripped before being professionally resprayed in its original livery of Ferrari Rosso Corsa. The Spider is trimmed in Black and sports a new Black soft top that was selected to tone in with its refurbished dashboard. This particular example is powered by the 1,756cc twin-cam engine that

REG NO

Un-Reg

CHASSIS 124CS1135423

was standard fit between 1974 and 1978. Only recently serviced and MOT’d, the Fiat is said to ‘drive and hold the road well’ and comes complete with new Bluetooth Pioneer radio with hands free phone facility.

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ESTIMATE £30000 - 35000 *

1983 PORSCHE 911 SC CABRIOLET 12

model. The power output of the early SC’s was actually

had the Porsche uprated by marque specialist Autofarm,

20 horsepower down on that of its predecessor (180

who installed a tuned 3367cc replacement engine

CHASSIS WP0ZZZ91ZDS150842

as opposed to 200bhp). However, new camshafts

equipped with 3.3 Turbo crank/rod assembly; Mahle

endowed the unit with a higher, flatter torque curve that

piston/cylinder set; RS camshafts; Weber carburettors

The 911 SC incorporated the same luxury features as

made the car easier to drive and virtually as quick overall.

supplied by PMO in America; and Dansk exhaust system.

its 2.7 Carrera forbear, but featured an engine of rather

Nevertheless, the output was increased to 188bhp in

‘GJX 608Y’ was supplied new by JCT Porsche Centre

different construction, size and character. The crankcase

1979 and 204bhp in 1981. Production of the SC ran until

Leeds and has now had four owners all told, the most

was now of aluminium rather than magnesium, and the

1983, when it was replaced by the ‘80 per cent new’

recent of which had it dry stored for some time, and the

crankshaft stronger and equipped with larger bearings.

Carrera 3.2. A total of 57,135 SCs were manufactured,

car has covered a mere 600 miles since returning to the

The fan had fewer blades in order to reduce noise and,

4,096 of which had the optional Cabriolet body.

road in 2013. Said by the vendor to offer an enhanced

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GJX608Y

driving experience courtesy of its larger engine, this

more fundamentally, the capacity had risen from 2687cc to 2994cc. The unit was fed by Bosch K-Jetronic

This decidedly handsome 1983 SC Cabriolet is finished

appealing SC Cabriolet comes with its original service

fuel injection and mated to the 915 series five-speed

in the classic combination of Guards Red with Black hide

book, large collection of old MOT’s / invoices and current

gearbox. Servo brakes became standard with the new

upholstery. In 1985, its then chemical professor owner

MOT certificate valid into May 2018.

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MOTOR CARS 13 1980 INNOCENTI MINI DE TOMASO

ESTIMATE £6000 - 8000 *

`We found it irresistible; an engaging little car with an on-the-road performance as chirpy as its appearance . . . there would surely be a market for it as a cult-car appealing both to chic-about-town Chelsea-ites, and “bringback the Cooper S” enthusiasts’ Motor magazine reviewing the Innocenti Mini de Tomaso British Leyland’s Italian subsidiary Innocenti unveiled a radically reworked three-door hatchback version of the Mini at the 1974 Turin Salon. Styled by Bertone, the newcomer could be had in 90L (998cc, 43bhp) or 120L (1275cc, 63bhp) guises but was powerless to prevent its British parent company’s bankruptcy the following year. Snapped up by automotive entrepreneur Alejandro de Tomaso, Innocenti introduced a high-performance version named after him at the 1976 Turin Salon. Boasting some 71bhp (74bhp from 1978 onwards), four-speed manual transmission and dry rubber cone independent suspension, it handled and went like a Cooper S but looked rather more modern thanks to its moulded plastic bumpers, flared wheelarches, alloy wheels and prominent bonnet scoop. Finished in Metallic Black with Beige cloth upholstery, this particular left-hand drive example is variously rated by the vendor as `average’ (interior trim), `good’ (1275cc engine, gearbox, electrical equipment) or `very good’ (bodywork, paintwork). Reportedly extensively restored by its previous owner who also entered it for car club sprints, the Innocenti has formed part of a private collection since 2000.

REG NO

MGV632V

CHASSIS 7467774

Sparingly used over the past eighteen years and showing an unwarranted 91,000km to its odometer, this rare Mini is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document showing two former keepers since its importation during 1991 and MOT certificate valid until August 2018.

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ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

REG NO

SKV598R

CHASSIS GHN5423943G Introduced in 1962, the MGB Roadster enjoyed an eighteen-year production run. With nicely balanced handling and a good turn of speed, it merited the old MG marketing slogan ‘Safety Fast’. Based around a monocoque chassis featuring independent coil-sprung front suspension and a leaf-sprung ‘live’ rear axle, its 1798cc ‘B’ series four-cylinder engine was allied to four-speed manual transmission. Capable of over 100mph (especially if specified with overdrive), the provision of disc/drum brakes and rack and pinion steering greatly aided control.

Purchased from dealer Jeremy Wade in June 1996 for £3,750, this particular overdrive-equipped example was subsequently treated to an extensive, `bare metal’ restoration. An engineer by profession, the vendor carried out much of the mechanical work himself but entrusted the bodywork to Moorland Classic Cars of Stoke-on-Trent. Fitted with a new front valance, front wings, doors, inner / outer sills, castle sections, lower half rear wings and splash panels etc, the Roadster was then repainted in its original Glacier White (MCC’s largest accompanying bill totals £6,021.62). Retrimmed with Red-piped Black leather upholstery, the two-seater also gained Minilite-style alloy wheels, half and full tonneau covers and a bespoke wind deflector. Some twenty-one years and 11,000 miles after its

1976 MG B ROADSTER 14

refurbishment was completed, `SKV 598R’ remains a credit to the seller and Moorland Classic Cars not to mention being among the nicest MG B Roadsters we have encountered. Enjoyed on various road rallies / tours and kept in a Carcoon when not in use, other improvements over time have included a new petrol tank and Black mohair hood plus the installation of a stainless steel exhaust. While earlier this year `SKV 598R’ benefited from new front shock absorbers and a replacement washer fluid bag. Worthy of close inspection, this highly presentable MG is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, Heritage Certificate, history file, current MOT certificate and Carcoon.

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MOTOR CARS 15 1973 VANDEN PLAS PRINCESS 1300 Less than 16,000 miles from new

ESTIMATE ÂŁ7000 - 9000 *

Acquired by BMC in 1946 the firm of Vanden Plas, which could trace its roots back as far as 1870, had earned an enviable reputation as a coachbuilder chiefly known for its work on Bentley, Lagonda and Rolls-Royce chassis prior the Second World War. By the late 1950s the company was engaged in adding luxury fittings to a range of Austin-Morris models produced by BMC. In 1963, the ADO16 range of saloons began to be upgraded culminating in the lavishly equipped Vanden Plas 1300 Princess as offered here. Leather upholstery, wood veneer, a distinctive radiator grille and special badging distinguished these VDP examples, whilst the 1.3-litre twin carburettor engine shared with the MG models developed some 65bhp, resulting in a 90mph top speed. This time-warp automatic transmission example registers less than 16,000 miles (just 15,658 at the time of cataloguing) from new, having mostly been in storage since 1981. Originally sold new in Scotland, the car recently benefited from a brake overhaul and the fitment of new tyres. Finished attractively in Teal Blue with Beige interior, WRS 866L appears ready to show and comes with an old-style Swansea V5 document, 1981 MoT certificate at 14,197 miles and a current MoT with no advisories. Arguably the most desirable model variation of its type, it represents a rare opportunity to acquire such an original and wellpreserved example.

REG NO

WRS866L

CHASSIS VAS2-35878M

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ESTIMATE £50000 - 60000 *

REG NO

688 UYY

CHASSIS BN7-LO/2463 A significant step in terms of ‘Big Healey’ evolution and foundation block for one of the 1960s’ most charismatic rally cars, the 3000 MKI was introduced in March 1959. Capable of nearly 120mph, it was powered by an enlarged 2912cc version of the BMC C-Series straight-six engine that developed some 124bhp and 167lbft of torque. Although, equipped with a similar chassis design to its 100/6 forebear, the new model enjoyed notably better braking thanks to the adoption of Girling front discs. Fitted with wire wheels

1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKI 16 1 of 2,825 two-seater cars made - matching chassis, engine and body numbers

and adjustable front seats as standard, it was available in two-seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) guises. Highly prized among enthusiasts, the former accounted for just 2,825 sales before the arrival of the 3000 MKII in 1961. According to its accompanying British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, this particular example was built to left-hand drive specification on June 29th-30th 1959. Factory-fitted with a heater, overdrive, adjustable steering column, laminated windscreen, sealed beam headlights, wire wheels and Roadspeed tyres, the two-seater was supplied new via Hambro Trading Inc of Philadelphia. The vendor repatriated the 3000 on the understanding that it was ‘a true survivor that

had never rusted or been abused’. Believed but not warranted to have covered 28,000 miles from new, the BN7 was endorsed by its previous keeper as follows: ‘Drives wonderfully, quick and tight, overdrive operates well, quiet transmission, good oil pressure, a great car in great condition. I have owned over thirty Healeys in my lifetime and this car is one of the best’. Pleasingly able to boast matching chassis, engine and body numbers, it is now UK road registered as ‘688 UYY’. Repainted in Colorado Red and retrimmed in Black leather and vinyl with matching carpets, the 3000 remains highly presentable. Rare and desirable, this BN7 is worthy of close inspection and comes with a fresh MOT certificate.

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MOTOR CARS 17 1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY

‘FROGEYE’ SPRITE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £14000 - 18000 *

875 UYX

18 1970 ROVER P5B 3.5 LITRE SALOON ESTIMATE

NO RESERVE *

REG NO

UTR706H

CHASSIS AN5L11775

CHASSIS 84005517D

‘The Donald Healey-designed Sprite entered production at MG’s Abingdon factory

Although a marriage of expediency, the union between Rover’s stately P5 model range

in March 1958. Its unitary construction body shell featured a distinctive combined

and the ex-Buick 3528cc all-alloy OHV V8 engine resulted in an unexpectedly fine

bonnet and wings with the headlights integrated into this panel. From the front this

motorcar. Launched in 1967, the Rover P5B (or P5 Buick if you prefer) was fitted with

resembled a frog, hence the now familiar nickname - ‘frog eye’. The Sprite’s chassis

automatic transmission and power steering as standard. Reputedly capable of some

design was the world’s first volume-production sports car to use unitary construction,

115mph, it was available in saloon and coupe guises. Well-appointed, the model’s

where the sheet metal body panels (apart from the bonnet) take many of the structural

‘gentlemen’s club’ interior proved popular with businessman and politicians alike. First

stresses. Powered by the Austin A35’s 948cc A-Series engine topped with twin SU

registered in Southampton on April 14th 1970 (or so its number plate would imply), this

carburetors producing 43bhp. With only 650 kilogrammes to propel, this engine

particular saloon example is believed to have been restored some thirty-four years later

pushed the Sprite onto a maximum speed of 83 mph. With independent front

including a colour change from Grey to Blue. Entering the current ownership during

suspension and rack-and-pinion steering the car’s handling matched its performance.

December 2014, that of the artist Hugo Guinness, it has since been garaged on the

This particular example was delivered new to the West Coast of America in 1959.

Guinness banking family’s 17,000 acre estate in Hampshire. Offered for sale without

Retaining its original steel bonnet, converted to RHD, upgraded with disc brakes all

reserve due to Mr Guinness’s recent emigration to America, the Rover is described as

round and clearly benefiting from an extensive restoration, this example represents an

being in ‘good to very good overall condition’. Believed but not warranted to have covered

opportunity to acquire a good usable car for the 2018 summer.

47,000 miles from new, this P5B tempting P5B is offered for sale with sundry paperwork including an invoice for circa £1,200 and a MOT certificate valid until February 2019.

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1964 JAGUAR MK II 3.4 LITRE

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

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1985 JAGUAR XJ-SC 3.6 One of only two

REG NO

AGV169B

REG NO

CHASSIS

167879BW

CHASSIS SAJJNACC7CC114080

ESTIMATE £13000 - 15000 *

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C347AWK

This most elegant-looking example of Jaguar’s immortal MKII Saloon is finished in

This tidy-looking Jaguar Cabriolet has an interesting history and specification.

a stately shade of Dark Blue and trimmed in Red hide, and rides on chrome wire

Apparently the 99th XJ-SC built, it started life as a 1983 lefthand drive model that’s

wheels. Its 3.4 litre XK engine is paired with automatic transmission and the odometer

believed to have been displayed by Jaguar at the New York Auto Show. The company

currently reads a totally credible (though unwarranted) 89,000 miles. ‘AGV 169B’ has

then converted it to righthand drive before selling it in 1985 to Tom Walkinshaw

been in its current ownership since May 2012 and recent maintenance has involved

Racing for their own use. One of only two such cars finished in the attractive

new tyres, suspension bushes, gearbox and engine mounts, carpets, door cards,

combination of Cirrus Grey bodywork and Mulberry-coloured hide interior trim,

arm rests, pockets, seat squabs and refinished door cappings. Desirable upgrades to

‘C347 AWK’ is also unusual in being equipped with the optional five-speed manual

the standard specification include electric fan, electronic ignition and a stainless steel

transmission. It presently displays 57,800 miles from new and has formed part of the

exhaust system. The vendor confirms the Jaguar ‘drives well with good oil pressure’

vendors private collection since 1993. The vendor judges the Convertible bodywork,

and is now offering it complete with a collection of invoices and an MOT certificate

paintwork, interior trim, straight-six engine and transmission to all be in ‘very good’

into November 2018. A road test of a 3.4-litre model conducted by Motor magazine in

order. This unusual Jaguar is now being offered complete with its original owners’

1961 resulted in a commendable 0-60mph time of 11.9 seconds and a top speed of

manual, service book and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, plus a collection of invoices

a whisker under 120mph.

and old MOT certificates. A unique opportunity.

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MOTOR CARS 21 1959 TRIUMPH TR3A

REG NO

SSK 972

CHASSIS TS60408L

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ESTIMATE £22000 - 26000 *

Final evolution of the Triumph TR2/TR3 sportscar line (save for the American market TR3B), the TR3A was introduced in September 1957. Great fun to drive, its tough boxed section chassis featured independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a leaf sprung ‘live’

rear axle and disc / drum brakes. Fitted with a 1991cc four-cylinder OHV unit developing some 104bhp and 117lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of 110mph. A great sales success on both sides of the Atlantic, the model provided a rather more visceral alternative to its MG and Jaguar competition. According to an accompanying extract from the production records of The Standard Motor Company Ltd, this particular example was built on 24th September 1959 and originally finished in Signal Red with Black upholstery and Black weather equipment. Supplied new to America, it was repatriated in 1989 by sportscar dealer Murray Scott-Nelson. Treated to an extensive, chassis-up, bare metal restoration by its first UK keeper, Mr B. Watson of Clifford, Wetherby, the work included conversion to righthand drive and the installation of a more powerful TR3B / TR4 specification 2138cc four-cylinder OHV engine. The Northern TR Centre provided any necessary replacement parts and the refurbishment was documented via numerous photos. Converted to run on unleaded petrol as part of an engine overhaul carried out during 2002, `SSK 972’ entered the current ownership a decade later. Progressively improved since then, the Triumph has benefited from attention to its fuel system (new tank, pump and lines), cooling system (water pump, hoses, gauges and thermostat), clutch (renewed), headlights and carburettors (overhauled). Showing an unwarranted 39,000 miles to its odometer and sporting full weather equipment, this handsome TR3A is described by the vendor as being in `good’ (electrical equipment, interior trim, paintwork) or `very good’ (2138cc engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive transmission, bodywork) overall condition. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, restoration photo album, large history file and MOT certificate valid until October 2018.

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ESTIMATE £35000 - 40000 *

REG NO

FNA249C

CHASSIS 5F09A740906 Lido Anthony Lee Iacocca was the Mustang’s father and champion, and to win over Henry Ford II he lined up every Ford alongside its Chevrolet equivalent. The Chevy Monza stood alone, demonstrating Ford had no entry in the growing youth market. The ploy worked, the project signed off, and on the day of its release at the 1964 New York World’s Fair there was at least one Mustang at all 8,160 dealerships and full-page adverts in 2,600 papers. Production was dramatically increased to meet demand, and sales

ultimately exceeded £½million in 1965 and 1966. The GT version launched in 1965 featured added instruments, stiffer roll bars, higher geared steering, dual exhausts, and dual grille-mounted fog lights. A popular option was ‘Rally Pac’ that added a revcounter and clock to the specification. This superb-looking A-code GT -came to the UK in 2014 following a comprehensive restoration of notably high standard, during which it was treated to a brand new Cobra crate engine and the balance of the drivetrain was either replaced or reconditioned - since when the fast Ford has covered just 2,388 miles. The original automatic transmission has

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subsequently been replaced by a Tremec five-speed manual competition one with related clutch, which is said to have ‘transformed’ the car. At the same time the Mustang was fitted with new telescopic dampers and American Racing Torq Thrust magnesium wheels shod with BFGoodrich radials. The immaculate interior features a five dial dash plus the optional ‘Rally Pac’, woodrim steering wheel and period radio. The headlining and carpets are new and the seats have been recovered in the correct grade of vinyl. Proudly presented in Rangoon Red and White stripes, ‘FNA 249C’ is considered by the vendor to be ‘very good’ in all major departments and is on the button and ready to give pleasure to a new keeper.

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MOTOR CARS 23 1955 MG TF 1500

First RHD production example

ESTIMATE £30000 - 35000 *

An attractive righthand drive example of this increasingly sought-after MG model, ‘256 CMG’ is presented in White with contrasting Red interior trim. It rides on chrome wire wheels and comes complete with tonneau cover and luggage rack, as well a selection of invoices, old MOTs and photos of the car before it was treated to a restoration in the mid-’90s. Also included in the file is a letter written by its keeper back in 1988, from which we learn the MG was first registered on the first of January 1955 and originally finished in Pale Metallic Green, that he was only the third owner, and that by then it’d been fitted with a Gold Seal replacement engine. In fact, lengthy retention would appear to have been a feature of this TF’s life to date, as the vendor has himself hung onto the car for 10 years. Another item of correspondence, an email to the 2007 owner from the TF Registrar of the MG Car Club, confirms that the first batch of TF 1500s produced comprised 150 cars, 149 of which were reserved for American enthusiasts and only ‘256 CMG’ retained for sale at home, making it the very first of its kind.

REG NO

256 CMG

CHASSIS 65651

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The first post-war MG, the TC, bore great similarity to the pre-war TB and was superseded by the TD in 1950. Though visually similar to the earlier cars, it was built around the more modern chassis of the Y-Type Saloon, and it was around the uprated MKII TD that the TF of 1953 was based. Intended as an interim model pending the arrival of the upcoming MGA, its fared-in headlights and sloping radiator grille ensured more modern looks, and for the last year of manufacture the engine capacity was increased to 1,466cc. Just 3,400 of these so-called TF 1500s were ultimately produced.

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ESTIMATE £12000 - 16000 *

REG NO

X100PER

CHASSIS SAXXNPAZEYD186037 Introduced in October 1996, the so-called MK7 or MPi Mini was the last evolution of Alec Issigonis’ iconic design. Boasting a front-mounted radiator, driver’s airbag, taller final drive ratio, multipoint fuel injection and side impact door bars etc, it proved a fitting swansong for one of the world’s favourite cars. Only in production from March to October 2000, the Mini Classic Cooper Sport could be distinguished

from earlier ‘Sport Pack’ equipped Coopers by its Platinum (rather than OEW) roof and bonnet stripes. The model’s widened wheelarches housed 13x6 alloy wheels, while inside it featured an alloy dashboard as well as alloy window winders, door pulls and door handles. A be-winged green Mini motif appeared on the steering wheel but the choice of exterior colours was limited to Solar Red, British Racing Green, Anthracite or Tahiti Blue. Regardless of their exterior hue, all Mini Classic Cooper Sports carried Nickel Silver leather seats with Black facings.

2000 ROVER MINI COOPER SPORT 24 c.3,200 miles from new

Purchased new from Seawood’s Rover, Christchurch on 11th October 2000, just a week before production of the original Mini ended, this stunning example has covered just c.3200 miles from new. Finished in gleaming Tahiti Blue with a stickered (and therefore easily removeable) Union Jack applied to the Platinum Silver roof, the car was displayed centre stage at Beaulieu’s 50th Anniversary Mini Day meeting and was the lowest mileage example present. Complete with distinctive and appropriate cherished registration number, X100 PER is offered with Swansea V5C, sundry invoices, car cover and current MoT.

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MOTOR CARS 25 1959 CITROEN 2CV

REG NO

30

ESTIMATE £12000 - 14000 *

348 UYX

26 1999 JAGUAR XK8

1 owner & 13,600 miles from new

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

REG NO

T450MLC

CHASSIS 1072342

CHASSIS

SAJJGAED3AH040533

The development of the incomparable Citroën CV dates back to 1936, ie a couple of years after the company had been rescued by Michelin. Research carried out amongst France’s largely rural population determined the unique design brief, that called for: a low-priced, rugged `umbrella on four wheels’ that would enable four peasants to drive 110lb of farm goods to market at 31mph in clogs and via muddy, unpaved roads; including transporting eggs across a ploughed field without breaking them. Delayed by WWII, production ran for 42 years from 1948, during which 3,872,583 examples were manufactured. `348 UYX’ came to these shores last year. It sports Grey bodywork and Blue interior trim and has clearly been the subject of a thorough restoration, and is now considered by the vendor as `very good’ in regard to its bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, twin-cylinder engine and manual gearbox. Its accompanying paperwork includes a collection of invoices and Dutch state of vehicle document.

Living up to expectations can be a burden. Consider the handsome Geoff Lawsonpenned XK8 that followed in the wheeltracks of such automotive icons as the XK120 and immortal E-type. Like the latter, it made its debut at the Geneva Salon - that of 1996 - and from launch was available in either Coupe or Convertible guise. Power came from a normally aspirated 4.0-litre version of the company’s DOHC V8 AJ26 engine. This home market 1999 Coupe sports Silver Metallic bodywork teamed with an Ivory leather and ‘Classic’ wood interior and is equipped with automatic transmission. Supplied new by Evans Halshaw Jaguar of Milton Keynes this 1 owner example has only covered 13,800 miles from new and is offered with original book pack, handbooks and service book with 12 entries plus a collection of old MOT certificates and invoices. The vendor currently classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, V8 engine and gearbox as all being in ‘excellent’ order whilst the car is offered with a no advisory’ MOT into August 2018. A rare opportunity.

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1968 JAGUAR 340

1 owner & 23,100 miles from new

ESTIMATE £8000 - 10000 *

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1943 FORD GPW JEEP

REG NO

WBY 80F

REG NO

CHASSIS

P1J50903BW

CHASSIS 134850

ESTIMATE £15000 - 18000 *

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USJ 390

Last evolution of the MKII line, the revised 240 and 340 models were introduced

According to an accompanying letter from the Military Vehicle Trust dated 25th November

for the 1968 model year. Visually distinguished by their new slimline front and rear

1998, this Ford GPW - chassis 134850 - was manufactured during July 1943 as a

bumpers, they also benefited from sundry hidden changes such as the adoption of

Command Reconnaissance Vehicle. Passing to the French armed forces post-WW2,

the E-type’s straight port cylinder head design. Fitted with twin SU carburettors, the

it was previously painted yellow and so is thought to have seen civilian airfield usage

340 model’s 3442cc DOHC straight-six was quoted as developing some 210bhp

thereafter. First UK road registered on December 1st 1998, the Jeep is believed to have

and 215lbft of torque. Reputedly capable of 120mph in manual guise, the ‘compact’

had its engine overhauled prior to entering the current ownership on May 20th 2007 if

Jaguar also boasted four-wheel disc brakes (a defining feature of the entire MKII range

only because the L-head, four-cylinder unit `runs very smoothly with good oil pressure’.

from 1959 onwards). Short lived, just 2,265 right-hand drive specification 340s are

Reportedly well maintained over the last eleven years, `USJ 390’ has been treated to a new

thought to have been made. This right-hand drive example has recently been brought

exhaust (2008), cylinder head overhaul (2010) refurbished gearbox (2015), fresh starter

out of long term underground storage where it has been for over 20 years and was

motor (2017) and replacement battery (2018). Running a 6-volt system but with electronic

last taxed in 1983. We are informed it boasts matching chassis and engine numbers

ignition, the Ford is rated by the vendor’s agent as being generally `good’ (paintwork,

and is a one owner example that has only covered 23,130 miles from new. Said to

interior trim) or `very good’ (bodywork, electrical equipment, engine, gearbox). Offered

be ‘very’ original ‘WBY 80F’ is offered with original jack, collection of invoices and V5

for sale with V5C registration document, MOT certificate valid until September 2018 and

document.

numerous invoices. Arguably the definitive WW2 vehicle, the Jeep was equipped with a torquey L-head 2.2-litre engine driving all four wheels via a three-speed manual box and two-speed transfer case. Robust and nimble, it remains a 4WD icon.

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MOTOR CARS 29 1951 JAGUAR MK V

3.5 LITRE SALOON

REG NO

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ESTIMATE £14000 - 16000 *

KSK 853

30 1971 FIAT 500 L

ESTIMATE £11000 - 13000 *

REG NO

EU-Reg

CHASSIS 625833

CHASSIS

5039694

The contrast of its highly polished brightwork and Black bodywork serve to emphasise the graceful flowing lines of this delightful period Jaguar. Equipped with the desirable 126bhp 3.5-litre engine option for optimum performance, ‘KSK 853’ is understood to have spent its early days in Australia before being repatriated in 1964. It has apparently been part of a private collection since 2004, during which it has benefited from refurbishment of the braking system and, more recently, from a top end engine overhaul and new Red carpets to complement the Red leather interior trim. Never restored, the car is currently considered by the vendor to feature ‘very good’ straightsix engine and four-speed manual transmission, ‘good’ four-door bodywork and interior trim, and ‘average’ paintwork. It is now offered complete with its original handbook, workshop manual and wiring diagram, and a selection of tools. 7,814 3.5 Litre Saloons were manufactured before the MKV ceased production in 1951.

This delightful little lefthand drive Fiat Nuova is essentially a three-owner car. Its first keeper purchased it new in 1971 and following his death it was passed to his son who had the car totally restored in memory of his father, the work being completed in 2017. The current owner informs us the bodywork restoration included many new panels and also new seals and windows. Many other items were removed and sand blasted before being painted. The engine and gearbox were overhauled as was the braking system, new shock absorbers fitted and the wheels shod with new tyres. The interior has been retrimmed including new carpets, retrimmed seats and new chrome items all round. As a result, the vendor presently grades the bodywork, Blue paintwork, Biscuit interior trim, two-cylinder engine and four-speed manual gearbox as all being in ‘excellent’ order.

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1927 FORD MODEL T DEPOT HACK Recent film work

ESTIMATE £8000 - 10000 *

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1991 PORSCHE 944 S2

REG NO

BF 8447

REG NO

CHASSIS

14402505

CHASSIS WP0ZZZ94ZMN400447

ESTIMATE £11000 - 13000 *

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J518JFM

With the introduction of a moving assembly line in 1913, Henry Ford famously turned

Introduced in 1982, Porsche’s front-engined, rear-wheel drive 944 was a direct

his Model T into the world’s first mass made car. A year later, Model Ts represented

development of the 924 and was built around a re-engineered 924 platform. The

56% of all automobile manufacture in the USA. However, it was not just the sheer

company replaced the Audi engine with their own four-cylinder unit of 2.5-litres which,

volume of Model Ts rolling off the production line that motorised America, it was the

despite having few common parts, was effectively half of the 5-litre V8 that powered

inherent quality of the design. Launched in 1908, the T’s chassis and mechanical

the 928. The 944 S2 saw the light of day in 1989, by which time the engine had

components were made from exceptionally durable, high-grade vanadium steel. The

grown via 2.7-litres to 3.0-litres in capacity, turning the newcomer into a 150mph car.

Ford also featured a compact 2890cc, sidevalve, four-cylinder engine that pioneered

For the first time there were two body styles to choose from - Coupe and Cabriolet.

the use of a detachable cylinder head. Mounted in unit with the clutch and two-speed

A total of some 9,352 S2 Coupes were produced before the 944 model range was

epicyclic gearbox assembly, it developed some 23hp at a leisurely 1,600rpm and

superseded by the 968 in 1991. The right-hand drive 944 S2 being offered is finished

80lbft of torque. Top speed was limited to around 45mph depending upon bodywork,

in the classic Porsche hue of Guards Red and trimmed in contrasting Grey cloth and

whilst brakes operated on both the transmission and rear wheels. Finished in Green

is fitted with manual transmission. Having been in current ownership since 1998 and

over Black with Brown upholstery, this recently restored Ford is described by the

displaying 83,850 miles from new ‘J518 JFM’ is offered with a collection of old MOT’s

vendor as being in ‘very good’ condition with regard to its engine, transmission,

and original handbook. This smart looking example is offered with an MOT certificate

electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. A rare depot hack model

into February 2019.

that is said to ‘drive well’ with ‘solid bodywork’ and a ‘good magneto’, this handsome Model T has recently seen service with a film hire company.

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MOTOR CARS 33 1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 20hp COUPE

Entered from a private museum collection and formerly the property of the 4th Baron Rathdonnell

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ESTIMATE £40000 - 50000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Intended to broaden the marque’s reach beyond the fabulously rich to the merely very wealthy, the Rolls-Royce 20hp was introduced in 1922. A more radical design than its illustrious 40/50hp Silver Ghost sibling, the newcomer was based around a 10ft 9in wheelbase ladder-frame chassis equipped with allround semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension, rear-wheel brakes and fully floating ‘Hotchkiss Drive’ back axle. The first Rolls-Royce engine to feature overhead valvegear, its 3127cc straight-six was designed to run at anywhere between 150rpm and 3,500rpm. Priced at £1,100 in bare chassis guise, the 20HP was not only less expensive than the Silver Ghost but also lighter and more responsive to drive too. Progressively updated with a four-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel braking, the ‘baby’ Rolls remained in production until 1929 by which time some 2,940 are thought to have been made. According to its accompanying RREC copy build records, this particular example - chassis GFN10 was ordered new from Jack Barclay Ltd by Arthur Donn Esq. of Regent’s Park, NW8. Entrusted to coachbuilder Victor Broom Ltd of Camden Town, it was initially bodied as a four-door saloon before being granted the number plate `UL 4154’ on 24th January 1929. A property developer with interests in Eastbourne as well as London, Mr Donn is understood to have commissioned Barker to fit the present Coupe coachwork during 1931. The RREC copy build records mention an accident that same year and also note revised carriage spring rates, while the Rolls-Royce’s original buff registration logbook lists a change to `Type of Body Coupe’ which is ratified by a London County Council stamp (dated December 1931). The same document shows that Mr & Mrs Donn kept the 20hp until 1936. Thereafter, it belonged to Arthur Phillips of Broadwater Court (who

made his money from khaki dye), John Compton of Crystal Palace, Rawlence Cars Ltd of Albermarle St and The Honourable W.R. McLintock Bunbury of the 15/19 Hussars stationed in York. The later became the Fourth Baron Rathdonnell during the late 1930s and relocated `UL 4154’ to Lisvanagh, County Carlow, Ireland where it was licenced up until his death in 1959. An email on file from the present Baron Rathdonnell states that he learned to drive in the four-seater and that the family sold it in about 1960 (he also supplied a delightful black and white photo of the car depicting a family picnic not to mention its distinctive windscreen visor and tubular bumpers). Known to have migrated to Canada by 1964, chassis GFN10 was resident in Woodbridge, Ontario for many years. Repatriated by renowned marque specialists The Real Car Company during 2013, the Rolls-Royce was described as `running well and offered recommissioned and newly MOT tested . . . a good looking car, in sound condition, scruffy in some respects, but appealingly so’ when they sold it to Alan Sinclair the following January. Forming part of the vendor’s private museum collection since March 2015, the past three years have seen the 20hp treated to a full rewire (incorporating new flashers with audible warning), replacement running boards / door locks, repainted bodywork and much rechroming. The carburettor was overhauled by Ristes Motors, the same firm supplying the overdrive which was fitted in 2016 and allows for a 55mph cruising speed. A stainless steel exhaust has been added and the starter motor refurbished. The front and rear springs have been greased and shod with fresh gaiters. The water pump has been repacked with special grease and all the grease / oil nipples attended to. The wiper

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motors / arms / blades have been renewed as have the battery box, headlining, carpets, number plates and tyres (Lester). The engine and gearbox were drained of oil and refilled as part of a thorough service during September 2016. The back axle was topped up too. Starting readily on inspection, `UL 4154’ performed well en route to the photography location. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original buff logbook, instruction book, RREC copy build records and history file.

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UL 4154

CHASSIS GFN10

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MOTOR CARS 34 1988 BMW 635 CSi ‘HIGHLINE’ Highly original

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ESTIMATE 13000 - 15000 *

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The sleek, Paul Bracq-penned, four-seat 6 Series

included a move to federal-style impact bumpers,

Coupe was introduced in 1976 as a replacement for

ellipsoidal headlamps, Michelin TRX tyres and rims and

the aging CS and CSL models. Code named E24, the

upgraded leather interior trim - these were known as

newcomer borrowed heavily from the contemporary

‘Highline’ cars. Production of this generation of 6 Series

E12 and E28 5 Series Saloons and was of unitary, all

cars ceased in 1989 after some 86,216 examples had

steel construction. At launch, the range comprised

been produced. The model was effectively succeeded

two models - the 630CS and 633CSi; the bodies

by the dearer, more complex 8 Series.

for which were manufactured by Karmann prior to production being taken in-house. Suspension was

The lovely-looking February 1988 Highline on offer is

fully independent by semi-trailing arms and coil

finished in Malachite Dark Metallic Green and trimmed

springs, braking by ventilated discs all round and

in Silver-coloured leather. Its original bill of sale

steering by a ZF worm and roller system. The more

totalling £36,332 includes such extras as a limited slip

powerful 635CSi swelled the line-up in 1978. It was

differential, electric radio aerial, and Toronto 4 audio

equipped with a SOHC 3,453cc straight six engine,

speakers. A one-owner car until 2007, the Beemer is

and standard equipment included a five-speed

understood to remain a very original example that has

manual gearbox and boot lid-mounted spoiler.

covered 146,000 miles to date. It comes complete with main dealer history covering its first 15 years and

In 1982, the switch from E12 5 Series platform to

original BMW toolkit.

that of the E28 resulted in changes to the chassis, suspension, engine and both exterior and interior styling. However, the most impactful change in the model’s lifetime was implemented for 1988, and

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E88 VWM

CHASSIS WBAEC820108188017

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MOTOR CARS 35 1951 JAGUAR MK V 3.5 LITRE SALOON Delivered new to Australia

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ESTIMATE £28000 - 32000 *

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Dominion Motors, Adelaide, Australia on January 24, 1951 and not repatriated until 2001, so was therefore spared many years of wet, salted British roads. Though treated to a respray and degree of restoration a few years ago, its Antipodean history undoubtedly has much to do with its generally excellent condition. Since acquiring the car two years ago, the vendor has: fitted new carpets, plus door and window rubbers throughout; had the instruments refurbished; the cylinder head and twin SU carburettors overhauled; and the brakes stripped and serviced. Earlier work had included the fitting of a stainless steel exhaust system, rechroming of the bumpers, lining of the fuel tank, rewiring and Polybushing of the steering system. ‘YSL 721’ is finished in two-tone Silver and trimmed in Beige leather. Its impressive specification includes the desirable 3.5-litre straight-six engine option, sunroof and tinted windows, and the vendor feels the indicated mileage of 55,535 is commensurate with the age and condition of the car. He has limited its use to fine weather and says the sunroof is ‘wonderful on sunny days out’. A lovely example of one of Britain’s finest early post-war Saloons. Though clearly evolved from the MKIVs, the MKVs were based on an all-new, cruciform-braced box-section chassis. They also featured a new independent front suspension set-up comprising double wishbones and torsion bar springing. Braking was now hydraulically operated, while power was

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YSL 721

CHASSIS 625245

supplied by the OHV six-cylinder 2.5 and 3.5-litre units

faired in headlights, deeper bumpers, rear wheel spats

from the outgoing MKIV. The new all-steel body had a

etc. A 3.5-litre example tested by The Motor in 1949

much more contemporary appearance, courtesy of its

recorded 20.4 seconds for the dash to 60mph and a

squatter radiator grille, more heavily raked windscreen,

top speed of 90mph.

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MOTOR CARS 36 1968 MORRIS MINI MOKE

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MWG423F

CHASSIS M15B008019L

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ESTIMATE £12000 - 15000 *

First registered in Stirlingshire on 17th May 1968 (or so its number plate would imply), this rare ‘home market’ example was so beloved by its previous keeper that he owned it twice. Treated to an extensive, ‘bare metal’ restoration during his second tenure, the Morris returned to the road circa 2007. Part of a private collection for the past four years, the Moke has been sparingly used and indeed is thought to have only covered 1,200 miles or so since its refurbishment was completed. Uprated with a leather-rimmed steering wheel, more powerful 1275cc A-Series engine, Sabelt front harnesses and dual braking system for modern traffic conditions, ‘MWG 423F’ is expected to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original plastic wallet (containing a Morris Mini Minor handbook and Moke supplement), 850cc A-Series engine, assorted old MOTs / tax discs and some 1990s magazine articles on restoring Mokes. The utilitarian Moke (slang for Donkey) was conceived as a light military vehicle and, codenamed The Buckboard, was tested by all three branches of the armed forces. However, its relatively low ground clearance ruled it out of most combat situations and its forte was as a beach buggy in such popular holiday destinations as the Seychelles and the Caribbean. Some 50,000 examples were manufactured all told – UK production ran from 1964 to 1968, while they were also built in Australia, Portugal and Italy. The monocoque shell comprised a pair of box-section pontoons connected by the floorpan and firewall. Engine, gearbox, suspension etc were standard Mini components, making for economical service and repair. Most of the 14,518 British Mokes incorporated Mini MK1 running gear but the later ones (1967-68) utilised MK2 parts. However, of the 5,422 Austin and 9,096 Morris versions made a mere ten percent or so were ‘home market’ supplied.

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ESTIMATE £50000 - 60000 *

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R640GOO

CHASSIS ZFFSD44C00099691 When introduced in 1992, the 456 GT was Ferrari’s most powerful road car to date (with the exception of the race-bred F40). It was a replacement for the 412 and, in common with that model, was powered by a front-mounted V12 engine. However, rather than a 60 degree unit as previously employed, it was a 65 degree one developed from the Dino V6. The output was 436bhp - sufficient to vault the Prancing Horse to 62mph in 5.2 seconds and onto a terminal speed of 188mph; making it the fastest four-seater production

car of the time. The chassis was of tubular spaceframe construction, to which were added alloy body panels and a one-piece composite bonnet. 3,289 examples were made, of which 1,548 were manual GTs. This decidedly handsome 456 GT has Azzurro Monaco Metallic Blue bodywork matched to a Blue hide interior and is one of only 141 righthand drive 456s made, just 80 of which sported manual transmission. It was ordered, though never delivered, to a customer from Malaysia and instead placed in the showroom of Graypaul Ferrari, Loughborough until 1998. The dealer then serviced the car up to 46,961 miles, following which marque specialist Terry Keys Motorsport has

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remained in charge of its maintenance, that has included at least 5 cam belt changes; the last of which coincided with the Ferrari’s annual service in October last year. Other recent activity has included the fitment of a new battery and reconditioned alternator. This decidedly desirable four-seat Prancing Horse has still only accumulated 55,878 miles from new, and its vendor presently classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, V12 engine and six-speed manual gearbox as all being in `excellent’ order. He is now offering `R640 GOO’ complete with its original leather factory wallet containing the owners’ manuals plus well stamped service book with 13 entries and a current MOT certificate into May 2018.

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MOTOR CARS 38 1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKI 2+2 Considerable recent restoration

ESTIMATE £38000 - 41000 *

This smartly-presented lefthand drive MKI 3000 is a BT7 (ie 2+2 seater) example that’s been the subject of considerable restoration in recent times. Its Red bodywork is teamed with Black interior trim and Red carpets. To quote the vendor, ‘the list of new parts is endless’, but suffice to say: the car has been stripped and resprayed; a reconditioned gearbox and overdrive unit courtesy of a reputable Healey specialist have been installed; and the steering, brakes and suspension have all been refurbished to one degree or another. The vendor summarises by saying ‘the engine pulls well with good oil pressure and the car look and sounds fantastic. Thanks to the new running gear it also handles great’. ‘580 UYX’ is now being offered complete with invoices for all the replacement parts. As history relates, Donald Healey’s prototype sports car based on A90 mechanicals caused such a stir at the 1952 London Motorshow, it was immediately adopted by Austin and put into mainstream production as the AustinHealey 100 (the 100 referring to its potential top speed).

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580 UYX

CHASSIS HBT7L08734

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From that moment, the model enjoyed steady development, with the early four-cylinder cars giving way to the 100-Six in 1956, which in turn was replaced by the first of the 3000s in 1959. By now the engine capacity had risen to 2912 cc and the power to 124bhp - sufficient to grace the standard car with a 0-60mph time of 11.4 seconds and top speed of 114mph. There was the option of Laycock de Normanville overdrive for the four-speed gearbox and braking had been improved by the adoption of discs at the front. There were two body options - a two-seater (BN7) or occasional fourseater (BT7). By the time the MKI 3000 was superseded by the MKII in 1961, a total of 2,825 BN7s and 10,825 BT7s had been produced.

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CHASSIS 116501581

evolved over the years, the basic concept was never altered - an enduring tribute to the genius of Dr Porsche.

The story of the Volkswagen Beetle is like no other. Sixty-six years of production, over 21 million examples manufactured, factories on five continents etc. The statistics are as staggering as the car’s history. In 1933, Ferdinand Porsche was instructed to design and develop a ‘volkswagen’ (people’s car) that was basic, affordable and capable of transporting two adults and three children at up to 100 kph. The newcomer finally went into production in 1938 and, while it inevitably

This 1966 example finished in Sea Sand is notable not only for its amazingly unmolested original condition but also for having covered just c.37,000 miles in the hands of three owners - the last two having really only been custodians preserving its condition. Dispatched from the Wolfsberg factory in January 1966, it was purchased on 26th February from Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple by a Mr J Denner, a Sub-Postmaster in nearby Sticklepath. The original bill of sale in the sum of

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FTT206D

1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1300 39

£649 16s 8d is contained in the accompanying history file along with its service book and an instruction manual. Amazingly, the original Devonshire Motors tax disc holder remains fixed to the windscreen. Mr Denner only used the car for local journeys before it was purchased after his death in 1988 by the second owner who treated it to a lower half respray and replaced the wings which had suffered parking damage from Mr Denner’s narrow garage! At this time the recorded mileage was some 33,600 miles only. In 2004 it was a concours prize winner at the Stanford Hall VW meeting. Now registering some 37,200 miles this charming Beetle is worthy of close inspection.

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MOTOR CARS 40 1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 COUPE The 19th 4.2 coupe made

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Un-Reg

CHASSIS 1E20019

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ESTIMATE £50000 - 60000 *

And now for the perfect project with which to while away the upcoming Spring evenings - a ‘garage find’ Series 1 E-Type Coupe. Yes, okay, it will take a fair bit of recommissioning, but appears to be pretty much complete (a bonnet is included in the sale), and a perfect example of what even Enzo Ferrari thought was one of the most beautiful cars ever made could be the end result. Said to be the 19th 4.2 Coupe made, chassis 7E1006-9 apparently incorporates a number of 3.8 crossover features, and its matching chassis and engine numbers are still visible. Finished and trimmed in Green, it was reputedly displayed in Henly’s Piccadilly showroom before being despatched on January 27, 1965, some five months after its manufacture. Understood to be equipped with an all-synchro closeratio gearbox, the Jaguar currently displays a total of 60,410 miles. At launch the new Jaguar was the fastest production car of its time - capable of hitting 60mph in a whisker over seven seconds and a top speed of 150mph. Despite this, the engine size was increased from 3.8 to 4.2-litres in October 1964 and, with the change, came a sweeter all-synchromesh gearbox, better brakes and electrical systems, and more comfortable seats. The suspension was independent all round with wishbones and torsion bars at the front and wishbones, radius arms and twin coil springs at the rear. Braking was by servo-assisted Dunlop discs all round; inboard at the rear. The steering was a rack and pinion system by Alford and Alder. Though the 4.2-litre engine had more torque than its predecessor, an increase in both gearing and bodyweight meant the performance of these later Series 1 cars was very similar to their earlier 3.8-litre siblings. 7,770 4.2-litre Fixed Head Coupes were built between 1964 and 1968, only some 1957 of which were righthand drive.

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N5 XRT

CHASSIS JHMNA11600T300073 The NSX (New Sportscar eXperimental) was a major departure for Honda, which by 1984 was renowned for its well-engineered but generally quite staid road cars. Its origins lay in the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina eXperimental) concept of that year and wowed the performance car world when it debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. The intention was to match or better the performance of contemporaneous V8 Ferraris, coupled with superior reliability and lower cost. The styling was inspired by the F-16 fighter

jet, the paint process ran to 23 phases, and Ayrton Senna was involved in the vehicle’s final development. It was the first mass-production car equipped with an all-aluminium body and was powered by an all-alloy V6 motor featuring Honda’s patented VTEC engine control system and titanium connecting rods. The unit drove through a five-speed manual or four-speed sports automatic system. Make no mistake, this was a mould-breaking motorcar that even caused McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray to say: “When I drove an NSX, all existing benchmark cars vanished from my mind.”

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One owner from new

The apparently immaculate righthand drive example offered hails from 1995, and sports Formula Red bodywork teamed with a Black hide interior. It is a genuine one owner car that was purchased by the vendor from John Banks Honda of Bury St Edmunds and over the ensuing 72,574 miles has been serviced either there or at Norton Way Honda of Letchworth Garden City. The wheels have been refurbished, the last service was performed three thousand miles ago, and a new clutch, cam belt and battery installed a year ago. The vendor currently views the distinctive Coupe bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and manual gearbox to all be in ‘excellent’ condition and is selling the Honda with owners’ wallet (including service book) and MOT to October 31. What’s not to like?!

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MOTOR CARS 42 2004 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4S 15,826 miles from new

ESTIMATE £40000 - 50000 *

This stunning Porsche is equipped with the muchfavoured manual gearbox and has been exclusively maintained from new buy Porsche Centre Silverstone, and boasts services at 4,564, 5,683, 6,484, 11,906 and 14,000 miles. The impressive specification includes: 18 inch Turbo II wheels; rear park assist; rear wiper; BOSE sound system; 6 CD autochanger; and part-electric sports seats. It is now being offered complete with its full complement of owners’ manuals and pair of original keys. Designed by Pinky Lai, the 996 series 911 was manufactured between 1997 and 2004 and is notable for featuring the first new chassis platform since the model’s introduction in 1963, and being the first variant to be powered by a water- rather than air-cooled engine. It replaced the popular 993 series from which only the suspension and six-speed manual gearbox were retained, be it in revised form. Introduced in 2002, the Carrera 4S (or C4S) derivative shared the wide-body look of the Turbo, as well as its brakes and suspension. Its dry sump 3.6-litre engine produced a healthy 320bhp at 6,800rpm; enough to propel the car from rest to 60mph in 5.0 seconds and then on to a potential terminal speed of no less than 174mph. The extraordinary story of the 911 is one of 55 years of development over design, that’s completely overcome the handling challenges created by the combination a light front end and a rear-mounted

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KV53FBJ

CHASSIS WP0ZZZ99Z4S601866

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‘KV53 FBJ’ is a genuine low mileage (15,826) one

engine. It is extraordinary to think that it is now 40

owner 996 series Carrera 4S presented in the highly

years since Porsche itself attempted to replace the

attractive colour combination of Arctic Silver Metallic

model with the very different 928, and yet it is still

bodywork and Metropole Blue leather upholstery.

one of the cars to own, bar none.

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FDV865C

CHASSIS 5F08F157121 Ford’s first generation Mustang had its initial public viewing at the New York World’s Fair of April 1964. It was the first of the so-called ‘pony’ cars that subsequently included the Chevy Camaro, AMC Javelin and revamped Chrysler Barracuda. It also inspired such Coupes from elsewhere in the world as the Ford Capri and Toyota Celica. It was styled in house under the direction of Joe Oros and utilised as many components as possible from the existing Falcon and Fairlane

models, in order to minimise cost. Soon available in Coupe, Convertible and Fastback guise, it could be bought with a range of straight-six and V8 engines. The sales forecast for year one was c.100,000 units - this figure was surpassed in three months. An early production model, this lefthand drive sale car was imported to these shores in 2015 and is now handsomely presented with White bodywork matched to Red interior trim and a Black hood. It was treated to a full and sympathetic restoration in July 2015 at a cost of over £30,000. The shell is original, but benefits from new wings, doors, glass, and electric hood and,

1964 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 43 Desirable 1964 ½ example

in the words of the vendor, ‘the body is really well painted and the interior (complete with ‘Rally Pac’ centre console) is fabulous’. The Mustang’s 260ci (4.2-litre) engine has been over-bored by 30thou, equipped with new piston rings and is both balanced and blueprinted. Carburation is a by a single Holley and the GT exhaust is a dual pipe rear exit system. The unit drives through a three-speed manual transmission. The vendor nowadays grades the bodywork, paintwork, V8 engine and gearbox of this delightfully unadorned period Mustang as all being in ‘very good’ condition, and is now offering his pony car complete with a large collection of invoices for all the work carried out.

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MOTOR CARS 44 1967 AUSTIN MINI COOPER

ESTIMATE £28000 - 35000 *

In long term ownership between 1991 and 2015, OML 276E regularly competed in sprints and hill climbs all over the UK until the early 2000s. In 2009, the decision was taken to carry out a full restoration, the stunning result of which can be seen today. In 2011 respected specialists, Somerford Mini, restored the bodyshell at a cost of £12,578. Work included new inner sills, new windscreen apertures, new rear wings and re-skinning of the driver’s door. The roll cage was fabricated by Andy Robinson Race Cars to full FIA / MSA specification including beautifully sculpting the door pockets around the cage, before the car was painted in period shade Fiesta Yellow with Old English White roof. Current specification includes: 1380cc engine, twin 1.5” HS4 SU carburettors, MED Ram intake, Stage 3 Swiftune cylinder head ,Swiftune SW10 camshaft, lightened & polished conrods, cross-drilled crankshaft, Mini Superlight flywheel & steel back plate, AP racing clutch plate & cover, Cooper S 4 synchro gearbox with Hardy Spicer output shafts, straight cut transfer gears by MED, 3.9 Final Drive, large capacity bespoke aluminium radiator, Maniflow RCM exhaust system, LCB manifold, high-torque starter, 20-litre Jaz foam-filled tank, Mini Spares 10” Rose Petal wheels, Tarox discs and 4-pot callipers, adjustable suspension, Kent Auto Developments rear anti roll bar, Sparco steering wheel, single Cobra bucket seat and 4-point safety harness. Weighing in at only c.600kgs (wet) it has Lexan windows and a laminated front screen.

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OML276E

CHASSIS CA2S71029001A

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Since its completion in 2013, ‘OML 276E’ has been used sparingly on the road and for track days and has not been raced. ‘OML 276E’ comes with a detailed history file, documenting much expenditure.

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OJF742F

CHASSIS 1E17298 ‘OJF 742F’ started life as a lefthand drive export model that was repatriated from the US in 1987. It is understood to have been restored in the 1990s, during which the chassis was converted to righthand drive and the engine from Stromberg to SU carburation. It has had four keepers since returning to these shores, the previous one of which acquired the Jaguar in 1991 and retained it before placing it in an Anglia Car Auctions sale in 2016, from which it was purchased by the vendor. Dry stored for most of his

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tenure, the E-Type still only displays a credible, though unwarranted, total mileage of 69,448 and he presently grades the 4.2-litre engine and manual five-speed gearbox as ‘very good’, the Roadster bodywork as ‘good’, and the Black leather trim and Red paintwork as average - the latter does display a degree of micro blistering in places. 1968 model year E-Types have been retrospectively dubbed Series 1.5 cars. The changes that distinguish them from the preceding Series 1 models were introduced to satisfy the increasingly safety oriented federal regulations and included: open rather than enclosed headlights; black plastic rocker switches

for the dashboard as opposed to the toggle variety, black-painted ribbed cam covers, twin cooling fans, and adjustable seat backs. Just 2,801 Series 1.5 Roadsters were produced, of which the sale car is one, though it these days sports fared-in headlights. The last E-Type rolled off the production line 43 years ago, yet the model still has a unique ability to excite enthusiasts of all generations, its Malcolm Sayerpenned lines thought by many, including none other than Enzo Ferrari, to be among the most striking ever to adorn a motor car. Though hardly rare (over 72,000 were built), they understandably remain the apple of many a collector’s eye.

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MOTOR CARS 46 1914 DAIMLER 20hp TW20 LANDAULETTE

Winner of the ‘Best Car’ award at the Daimler Centenary Rally

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ESTIMATE £38000 - 45000 *

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during the Edwardian Era, Daimler enjoyed an enviable reputation for engineering excellence and finely crafted coachwork. Eschewing conventional poppet valves for sleeve ones, the Coventry marque’s engines were praised by The Autocar for their ‘extraordinary combination of silence, flexibility and power’. Indeed, the Royal Automobile Club awarded Daimler its highly prestigious Dewar Trophy in 1909 after two such powerplants endured a series of gruelling bench, road and track tests without showing appreciable wear. Introduced in 1912, the 20hp was based around a substantial ladder frame chassis equipped with all-round leafsprung suspension (semi-elliptic front / cantilever back) and rear wheel brakes. Powered by a 3.3 litre four-cylinder sleeve-valve engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the newcomer could be had with a variety of open and closed bodystyles. Arguably, offering the best of both, the ‘Bodmin’ Landaulette could accommodate four / six in comfort with those in the back able to choose between enclosed or al fresco motoring thanks to its fold-down roof. Only in production until 1915, examples of the Daimler 20hp saw service with both King George V and the Empress of Korea. According to the City of York Council’s original registration book, this particular example - chassis 12386 - was issued with the number plate ‘DN 568’ on February 11th 1914. Listed as a ‘20hp Daimler Landaulette - Green’, its first owner was William Henry Thackwray of Fir Royd, Acomb Road, York. Thought to have remained in the same county for forty odd years because (a) the October 1950

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DN 568

CHASSIS 12386

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MOTOR CARS 46 1914 DAIMLER 20hp TW20 LANDAULETTE

Winner of the ‘Best Car’ award at the Daimler Centenary Rally

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ESTIMATE £38000 - 45000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION issue of Motor Sport magazine records that W.

restored. New wings and running boards were

Collingbourne won the Mr Steele Concours Cup at

made and the interior retrimmed with green leather

the Veteran Car Club’s Scarborough Rally with his

upfront and grey cloth with grey / white brocade

Daimler and (b) J.W. Collingbourne was mentioned

detailing to the rear. Sporting a side-mounted

in the VCC’s report when they issued the 20hp

spare wheel, roof-mounted luggage rack,

with a dating certificate on 29th July 1953, the

speaking tube, silk blinds and occasional seats,

car had been acquired by VCC member Arthur

the Bodmin Landaulette was refinished in Deep

Bosworth before the decade’s end. Migrating

Royal Green over Black with Red coachlines and

to Devon thereafter, ‘DN 568’ subsequently

monograms to its rear doors in time to receive the

belonged to Ted Woolley, Tony Simons, Edgar

‘Best Car’ Trophy at the Daimler Centenary Rally

Richardson and Ronald Harris. A letter on file from

during 1996. Successfully completing the VCC

Mr Richardson to Mr Harris notes: ‘In all the years

President’s Tour in 2004 - a 500-mile run through

we had the car I used it to go all over England

the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Scotland and

and Ireland and the Isle of Man also many trips

Yorkshire Wolds - ‘DN 568’ was bought by William

to France and in all that time I never once had a

Hughes that same year.

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breakdown’. Somewhat careworn after its travels which included appearing in the well-reviewed

Purchased by the vendor as a replacement for

Merchant Ivory film ‘Maurice’ (1987), the Daimler

his Edwardian Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost in March

was entrusted to experienced veteran restorer

2009, the Daimler has since won awards at the

Richard Peskett of Hindhead, Surrey.

Audlem (2012), Nantwich (2012) and Daimler Lanchester Owners’ Club 50th Anniversary (2014)

Beginning work in October 1995, Mr Peskett

Shows. The 20hp engine was treated to new

undertook an extensive, body off, chassis up

white metal bearings, Arrow conrods and a fresh

refurbishment of the car. With a brief to adhere

piston in 2010, while the past winter has seen

as closely as possible to the 20hp’s original

the steering box and driveshafts fettled. Fitted

specification but to make it fully functional once

from new with an electric starter, this very elegant

more, he fitted a correct type but replacement

and imposing Edwardian Daimler remains highly

engine (to which its predecessor’s ID plaque

presentable. Offered for sale with V5C Registration

was affixed) and had new gearbox internals

Document, ‘Best Car’ Daimler Centenary Trophy

fabricated (at a cost of some £6,609.10) as well

and large history file.

as thoroughly overhauling the rest of the running gear. The original ash framing and plywood panelling were preserved where possible and replaced where not. The wiring was renewed, the instruments rejuvenated and the CAV headlamps

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MOTOR CARS 47 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL Rare factory hard top

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ESTIMATE £65000 - 70000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION The 190 SL was introduced in 1955 - the year Mercedes swept all before it on the Mille Miglia with the 300 SLR. However, unlike the 300 series cars, the newcomer was of monocoque construction and built on a shortened version of the ‘Ponton’ Saloon (W121) platform. It also boasted an all-new engine an over-square SOHC straight-four unit of 1,897cc that produced some 120bhp, which was sufficient to propel the car to a maximum speed of 112mph. It drove through a four-speed manual gearbox operated by a short, floor-mounted lever. The suspension comprised double wishbones and coil springs at the front and coil sprung swing axles at the rear. Steering was by recirculating ball and braking by power-assisted drums all-round.

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Built to the highest standards and among the quickest cars of the time, the 190 SL featured a wellappointed cockpit, notable comfort for its occupants and relatively generous luggage space. Under the circumstances, even the steep asking price of £2,693 did nothing to deter purchasers. The convertible could be ordered with or without removable hard top. There was also the option of a third seat placed transversely behind the front ones and big enough to carry an adult. The 190 SL continued in production until 1963, when both it and the 300 SL were replaced by the 113 series 230 SL. By this time over 25,000 190 SLs had been built. Paperwork accompanying this smartly-presented lefthand drive example confirm it spent some time in Ohio, USA before the vendor imported it from a Florida dealer in October last year. Now UKregistered, its lustrous brightwork enhances the look of the Red bodywork and luxurious hide interior trim.

The Benz is being offered complete with both a colourkeyed hard top and Beige hood, thereby fully catering for whatever type of British weather it may encounter.

REG NO

T.B.A.

CHASSIS 12110425500239

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MOTOR CARS 48 1966 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPRINT Rare right hand drive

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ESTIMATE £26000 - 28000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Introduced at the 1962 Geneva Salon, the 106 Series Alfa Romeo 2600 served

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as the company’s flagship model until 1968. It was available in three guises - the Berlina (Saloon), 2+2 seater Spider (Convertible), , and Sprint (Coupe). From the outset, it was the Sprint that drew the most plaudits and became the best seller. Its overall design was inherited from the outgoing 2000 model, which had been penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The model took its name from the 2.6-litre all-alloy DOHC engine that powered it. In Sprint form it featured a trio of twin-choke Solex carburettors and developed 145bhp and 156 lb ft of torque - sufficient output to whisk the newcomer to 60mph in 11.7 seconds and on to 125mph. The unit was mated to a slick, all-synchromesh five-speed manual ZF gearbox. Suspension was independent with coil springs at the front and live axle and coil springs at the rear. The 2600 Sprint proved to be an impressive GT car, capable of transporting four adults on long journeys at high average speeds - a quality quickly noted by the Italian government who purchased examples for the police and Carabinieri. A total of some 6,999 2600 Sprints were produced during its four year reign. Only 596 of the 6,999 featured righthand drive, making ‘CAN 177D’ a rare proposition. It is a solid, rot-free example with only a modicum of micro blistering to mar its otherwise lustrous paintwork. Recent maintenance has comprised: refurbishment of the Solex carburettors, brakes and brake servo, radiator and oil cooler; rectification of a wiring fault; and replacement of the universal steering joint. All the above plus an extensive inspection of the chassis and bodywork is supported by photographic records. This delightful Alfa’s impressive specification includes electric windows, cruise control, door shut courtesy lights and fully adjustable front seats.

REG NO

CAN177D

CHASSIS AR854487

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MOTOR CARS 49 1928 ROLLS-ROYCE

20hp LIMOUSINE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

YV 9249

50 1970 CHESIL 356 SPEEDSTER

REG NO

DPK 43J

CHASSIS GWL22

CHASSIS 1112169836

Unveiled in 1922, the 20hp was introduced after World War One to meet the growing

Porsche created the Speedster at the request of its North American importer, Max

demand for smaller cars. Produced alongside the Silver Ghost, it was crafted to the

Hoffman. He was having great success with the 356 Coupe, but was convinced he

same exacting standards despite the increase in production numbers. The 3.1-litre,

could rival the coincident British Roadsters if armed with an open variant of the car.

six-cylinder monobloc engine featured overhead valves with unit construction

The Speedster was born in 1954 by creating a cut-down version of the Cabriolet

gearbox, single plate clutch and open shaft with spiral bevel drive. The chassis proved

with all creature comforts removed. The spartan cockpit featured lightweight bucket

extremely versatile in accepting a wide range of body styles from the coachbuilders of

seats with fixed backrests, and instrumentation was limited to a speedometer and

the day; Windovers Ltd being engaged to produce the elegant limousine coachwork

temperature gauge. The car was an instant hit, particularly in Southern California. The

adorning chassis GWL 22 offered here. Understood to have been supplied new to a

peak year was 1957, when the best looking versions were made and it is these iconic

Miss Robinson, the car is said to have been put into storage at the beginning of World

cars that the British-built Chesil evocation recalls. Looking every inch the real thing,

War Two and did not emerge again until c.2012. Finished in Red / Black with Black

`DPK 43J’ is described by the vendor as `very good’ in terms of its Silver paintwork,

leather to the driver’s compartment and Beige Bedford cord to the rear, it is now in

Cream-coloured interior trim, 2-litre engine etc, and comes complete with instruction

running and driving condition and could make a rewarding rolling restoration project or

manual, collection of old MOTs plus invoices and a fresh MOT certificate

simply be enjoyed ‘as is’, being a definite crowd-puller at car shows or pub meets.

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ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

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1934 DAIMLER 15hp SALOON

ESTIMATE £16000 - 20000 *

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1994 TOYOTA SUPRA

REG NO

BPC 593

REG NO

L636OWE

CHASSIS

87176

CHASSIS

JT164JA8000006779

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

Renowned for its large, luxury motorcars, Daimler had to cut its cloth to suit the times,

With its sizeable tail spoiler and bonnet scoop Toyota’s A80 model Supra Turbo

and its answer to the Great Depression was the Fifteen. Launched in 1932, it was the

certainly displayed the hallmarks of a performance 2+2, yet few British drivers will

first Daimler priced at less than £500 since the Great War and its name was derived

have experienced its full potential, as the sale car is understood to be one of just

from its tax rating of 15hp. Initially of 1805 cc, its six-cylinder OHV engine drove

250 genuine UK specification examples made. Think 320bhp resulting in a 0-60mph

through the company’s proven fluid flywheel transmission with Wilson pre-selective

acceleration time in the mid 4 second bracket and an electronically-limited top speed

gearchange. By 1934, the engine capacity had been increased to 2003cc, as per the

of 155mph, rising to nearer 180mph if unfettered - ie serious performance even by

sale car. A well maintained example finished in two-tone Grey and trimmed in Red

today’s standards. This particular ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ is finished in Black and

leather, ‘BPC 593’ was restored in 2003 and last year treated to a top end engine

trimmed in Beige leather and its 2997cc twin turbo straight-six engine is teamed with

overhaul. The vendor regards the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and

the optional four-speed automatic transmission. A one-owner vehicle, it was resprayed

transmission as all being in ‘excellent’ condition, and is offering the Daimler complete

in 2013 and the vendor currently considers the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim,

with original parts catalogue, instruction manuals and green logbook, plus an MOT

engine and gearbox to all be in ‘very good’ order. ‘L636 OWE’ presently displays

into February 2019.

138,439 total miles and will be offered with a fresh MOT by the time of sale.

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MOTOR CARS 53 1992 PEUGEOT 205 CTi

ESTIMATE £12000 - 15000 *

Warranted 9,300 miles

REG NO

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J462DHX

54 1999 JAGUAR XKR CONVERTIBLE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £11000 - 13000 *

T292XVO

CHASSIS VF320DB6224447799

CHASSIS SAJJGAFF3AR039724

Prior to Peugeot’s acquisition of Chrysler’s European car divisions in 1978, the

The sleek-looking Jaguar XK8 first broke cover at the 1996 Geneva Salon as a

company was best known as the maker of bland but competent big Saloons. The little

replacement for the ageing XJS. Designed in-house by Geoff Lawson, the newcomer

Gerrard Welter-penned 205 changed all that, becoming an instant hit and ultimately

(in common with the Aston Martin DB7) was based on a much modified XJS

one of the most successful small European models of all time. The halo version was

platform - the changes to which included the adoption of XJ40-type independent rear

the GTi that is the standard by which other hot hatches are judged to this day, while

suspension. The standard version of the XK8 was powered by a 290bhp normally-

the similarly specified, Pininfarina-styled CTi Convertible is the cake-and-eat-it version,

aspirated version of the company’s AJ26 V8 engine, and for those requiring more

that combines sparkling performance with the option of wind-in-the-hair motoring.

performance Jaguar offered a supercharged version, the mighty XKR. Like the XK8,

The extremely tidy and original-looking righthand drive CTi offered here is a February

this 370bhp monster was available in closed or open guise and could hit 60mph in a

1992 example finished in Red with predominantly Black interior trim. Evidently

whisker over five seconds and power quickly to the electronically-limited top speed of

unmolested and with just two keepers and a mere 9,300 miles to its name, ‘J642

155mph. Finished in Metallic Blue matched to a Cream leather interior ‘T292 XVO’ has

DHX’ comes complete with factory-supplied owners’ manual and service book, and

only covered 46,000 miles from new and has had just 3 previous keepers. Offered with

an MOT valid into March of next year.

original book pack, handbooks and service book, it is MOT’d into September 2018.

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1992 LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE EVOLUTION

ESTIMATE £20000 - 24000 *

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1980 CHEVROLET CORVETTE TURBO 1 of just 86

REG NO

EU-Reg

REG NO

LDV584V

CHASSIS

ZLA831AB000562075

CHASSIS

1Z878AS402073

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

The Giugiaro-penned Delta range was launched in 1979. The ensuing HF Integrale

And now for something rather different and very potent - a 350ci (5.7-litre) Chevy

versions boasted four-wheel drive and turbocharged power, modified versions of

Corvette complete with turbo! The limited edition model’s creation involved the father

which dominated the World Rally Championship between 1987 and 1992. The

of the Vette, Zora Arkus Duntov, who, following his retirement from GM, embarked

Evolution I models of 1991/1992 were the final batch of ‘homologation specials’ and

on a consulting deal with American Custom Industries of Sylvania, Ohio. Their idea

featured wider track front and rear, extended wheel arches and adjustable roof spoiler.

was to create the ultimate C3 Corvette with Duntov’s help, and the result was a wider,

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altogether meaner, better handling machine powered by an L48 350ci V8 engine, force This example in Rosso with green alcantara trim has been in the vendor’s ownership

fed by a Martin turbocharger to give 70bhp more than standard. It is believed around

since 2007 and is accompanied by a detailed history file containing numerous

86 examples were produced, of which ‘LDV 584V’ appears to be one. Finished in

invoices for works carried out. These include a replacement engine being fitted by

White and trimmed in a suitably colourful shade of Red, it came to the UK in 2014 and

John Whalley at c.176,000 km together with a further c.£12,000 being spent in 2012

has since been treated to new front coil springs and rear silencers. Currently displaying

on attention to the bodywork and mechanicals. Currently French registered, the car

20,526 miles, it comes complete with original Martin turbo brochure and MOT into

has completed a number of Tours de Mont Blanc and displays some 199,000 km.

December.

It is said to drive extremely well although there is some smoke from the turbo when hot. The stem seals and cambelt were replaced in November 2017 by David Thomas Garages. With values on the increase now is the time to acquire a sensibly priced example of this legendary Lancia.

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MOTOR CARS 57 1952 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER The subject of a meticulous, chassis-up refurbishment that took over 1,400 hours

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ESTIMATE £90000 - 110000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Launched at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show, the Jaguar XK120 Roadster caused a sensation. Penned by Sir William Lyons, the model’s sensuous lines seemed almost impossibly glamorous to a country still feeling the effects of rationing. While, the 120mph top speed that its name signified soon became the stuff of legend. Literally flooded with orders, Jaguar began limited hand-built production soon thereafter (although, it was not until 1950 that the factory was sufficiently ‘tooled-up’ to discard aluminium in favour of steel for the curvaceous bodywork). Based around a cruciform-braced box-section chassis equipped with independent torsion-bar front suspension, a leaf-sprung ‘live’ rear axle and hydraulic drum brakes, the lithe two-seater proved equally adept on road or track winning both the RAC TT and Alpine Trial during 1950 (the former victory coming at the hands of Sir Stirling Moss). Credited with 160bhp and 190lbft of torque in standard tune, its legendary 3442cc DOHC straight-six engine was allied to four-speed manual transmission. Arguably, the defining sportscar of its generation, a perilously shaky post-WW2 British economy gave the Coventry manufacturer little choice but to concentrate on overseas sales. Manufactured on 19th August 1952 and finished in Birch Grey with Red leather upholstery, this particular example – chassis 672703 – was supplied new via Charles H. Hornburg Jr’s Sunset Boulevard, California dealership. Perhaps a sign of its fundamental soundness, the Jaguar has passed through the hands of three renowned marque specialists since being repatriated namely John May of XK Developments (whose company applied for a Heritage Certificate in May 1999), John Gregson of Proteus Cars (and later Gregson-Polska) and Derek Hood of J.D. Classics. Purchased from the latter by

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the vendor during 2013, the XK120 had been partially stripped pending restoration. Pleasingly retaining its original chassis, engine and body, the two-seater was acquired as a retirement project. Completed late last year following over 1,400 hours of labour, the Jaguar’s paintwork and trim were outsourced to professionals but the seller undertook the rest of its meticulous ‘nut and bolt’ refurbishment himself. In many ways as impressive underneath as it is on top, the XK120 has been subtly upgraded with electronic ignition and disc front brakes. Road registered as ‘XVV 250’, this decidedly smart Roadster is described by the vendor

as being in ‘very good’ (engine, gearbox) or ‘excellent’ (bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment, interior trim) condition. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, MOT certificate valid until October 2018 and a wealth of photographs and invoices documenting its restoration. What better way to mark the XK120’s 70th Anniversary this year than to buy ‘XVV 250’ and enjoy it on the numerous upcoming celebratory events?

REG NO

XVV 250

CHASSIS 672703

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MOTOR CARS 58 1959 JAGUAR XK150 SE 3.8 LITRE ROADSTER

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ESTIMATE £95000 - 120000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION The final iteration of the XK sportscar line and the last

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Jaguar to carry a separate chassis, the XK150 was introduced in May 1957. While its use of independent torsion-bar front suspension, a ‘live’ leaf-sprung rear axle and rack-and-pinion steering mirrored the practice of its XK140 predecessor, the new model benefited from the option of all-round Dunlop disc brakes (though, in practice very few - if any - cars were delivered with drum brakes). Stylistically, the newcomer was brought up-to-date with less ostentatious curves and a larger, wrap-around single piece windscreen. The dashboard too was altered eschewing wood trim for padded leather. With the E-type still very much under development, Jaguar was keen to sustain the sporting reputation that a remarkable five Le Mans victories (1951, 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957) had earned it. Initially powered by a 3442cc derivative of the marque’s race-proven DOHC straight-six engine, the XK150 could be had in Fixed-Head Coupe, Open Two-Seater (Roadster) or Drophead Coupe guises. In the autumn of 1959 the model became available with the 3.8-litre engine which had debuted in the Mark IX saloon. ‘Standard’ (220bhp) or ‘S’ (265bhp) states of

supplied from new through Jaguar Cars New York to

tyres with wider wire wheels, however for the purist the

tune were offered and, despite the increased weight,

its first owner, a Dr DE Holler, with the Borg-Warner

car also comes with a set of cross-ply tyres mounted

power was more than enough to provide exhilarating

automatic gearbox option being specified. At some

on the original size wire wheels. A Kenlowe fan is fitted

performance, recording in excess of 130mph in

point, presumably during its restoration, the car has

for convenience under modern traffic conditions. The

numerous road tests. Special Equipment models

been converted to righthand drive.

culmination of the XK range which could trace its roots

featured wire wheels and a B-Type cylinder head whilst

back to the world-beating XK120, the XK150 offers

a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox option, as fitted

Described as being in “very good” condition with

wind-in-the-hair performance allied to comfort and

here, became an increasingly popular option.

regard to its bodywork, paintwork, engine, transmission

safety in true Jaguar tradition.

and interior, it is said to be a very usable and easy to Subject to an older restoration circa 1995, this well-

drive classic and is offered with the most appropriate

presented XK150 is finished in Maroon with Biscuit

and highly desirable registration number ‘THE 150’. For

leather and has the desirable 3.8-litre engine. It was

better handling the car sits on a set of modern radial

REG NO

THE 150

CHASSIS S838550BW

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MOTOR CARS 59 2007 BENTLEY ARNAGE R

ESTIMATE £35000 - 40000 *

High all black specification

The Bentley Arnage and its Rolls-Royce sibling, the Silver Seraph, were phased in during the Spring of 1998 as replacements for derivatives of the long-serving Mulsanne (Bentley) and Silver Spirit (Rolls-Royce). The bodies for the new cars were built at the Bentley factory in Crewe, while the engines were outsourced. Initially available as a single model, the Arnage was powered by a DOHC 4.4-litre BMW engine force fed by twin turbochargers. However, it was around this time that Bentley passed into the hands of the Volkswagen Group and RollsRoyce was acquired by BMW. Not surprisingly, BMW declined to see a rival marque powered by one of its engines, so Volkswagen was forced to find an alternative power plant for the Arnage. In fact the company sourced two and created the option of the Arnage Red Label and Arnage Green Label. The Red Label was initially powered by a Cosworth-built version of the Bentley’s stalwart single-turbo OHV 6.75-litre V8, while the shortlived Green Label utilised a Bentley-modified version of the Arnage’s original BMW unit. The Red label gave way to the Arnage R in 2002, which was itself upgraded in 2007. The revised engine featured a pair of Mitsubishi turbochargers and drove through a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. With 454bhp and a whopping 645 lb ft of torque, the new R could sprint to 60mph in 5.5 seconds and on to a top speed just shy of 170mph.

REG NO

LK56NHC

CHASSIS SCBLC48F57CH12264

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This highly distinctive all Black Arnage R boasts this later specification. Its luxurious specification includes in-car phone system, part wood-rim steering wheel, burr walnut door inlays and picnic trays, and retractable ‘Flying B’ radiator mascot. Now registering a total mileage of 54,425, ‘LK56 NHC’ comes complete with full Bentley service records to 42,600 and marque specialist ones thereafter, a pair of keys, and a MOT valid to September 1.

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ESTIMATE £50000 - 60000 *

REG NO

442 SJH

CHASSIS Z74C061186E The Lotus Cortina is one of the most iconic of all fast Ford’s, but good original specification ones are becoming ever-harder to find, which is what makes this particular pre-Airflow specimen particularly interesting. First registered in June 1963, it is believed to have been supplied ex-Cheshunt and is quite possibly the earliest example on the road. The subject of an extensive restoration over a 10 year period, ‘442 SJH’ has remained within the same ownership for the last 24 years and features the correct period parts for a

1963 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 60

Runner-up at the Lotus Cortina national rally, Stratford-upon-Avon (2017)

1963 model, including: alloy bell housing, differential casing and body panels; A-frame rear suspension; and Black vinyl interior trim. The Lotus was runner-up at the Lotus Cortina national rally, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2017, and the vendor presently regards the bodywork, period correct White and Green paintwork, interior trim, 1558cc twin-cam engine and four-speed gearbox as all being in ‘excellent’ order. The car comes with original buff logbook and MOT to June 19th. Ford wished to race the MkI Cortina in Group 2, for which 1,000 ‘homologation specials’ would be required. The obvious powerplant was the twin-cam version of the ‘Kent’ engine that Lotus’s Colin Chapman

developed for the Elan. A deal was struck and the Lotus Cortina was born. Homologation was granted in September ‘63 and the cars immediately showed potential. The following season Jim Clark won the British Saloon Car Championship in one and countless other laurels were accumulated in both racing and rallying. In addition to the aforementioned, the uprated specification included: close-ratio gearbox, shorter front suspension struts; trailing arms and coil springs with ‘A’ bracket at the rear; 5.5J steel wheels; front quarter bumpers; Lotus badges on the rear wings and right side of the radiator grille; new centre-console to house the remote control gear lever; different seats and facia; and a wood-rim steering wheel.

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MOTOR CARS 61 1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230 SL Original RHD example, extensively fettled by Pagoda specialist Colin Ferns Ltd of Richmond

REG NO

233 WZ

CHASSIS 11304220003388

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ESTIMATE £65000 - 75000 *

Accompanied by a DVLA ownership trace which goes all the way back to its first keeper in Belfast, this rare right-hand drive 230SL previously belonged to a busy sea captain. Scarcely used from the 1990s onwards, the Mercedes-Benz was effectively a `garage find’ when the vendor acquired it five years ago. Extensively mechanically, bodily and cosmetically restored since then with much of the work entrusted to renowned Pagoda specialist Colin Ferns Ltd of Richmond, the two-seater pleasingly retains its factory-fitted engine and four-speed manual gearbox. A comparatively early 230SL and thus notably lighter / sportier than its successors, `233 WZ’ has been refinished in its original exterior livery (with the hubcaps correctly colour-coded to the hardtop). Reupholstered in leather rather than MB-Tex but using period authentic trim pieces made with the original factory tooling, the two-seater also boasts a fully refurbished / relined hardtop and brand new soft-top secured to the original rails. Describing it as `a wonderful car that starts on the button’, the vendor notes a deep scratch to the passenger window but is not aware of any major issues. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, fresh MOT certificate, some service history dating back to the 1980s, recent invoices for circa £50,000 mostly with Colin Ferns Ltd and an insurance approved tracker (the latter requiring a subscription). Successor to both the exotic racebred 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupe and its humbler 190SL sibling, the W113-series SL proved more comfortable than the former and faster than the latter (a point emphasised by Eugen Bohringer’s 1963 Liege-Sofia-Liege rally victory). First of the line, the 230SL was styled by Paul Bracq and introduced at the March 1963 Geneva Salon. Powered by a 2306cc straight-six engine mated to either four-speed manual or automatic transmission, it was credited with 150bhp / 159lbft and a 124mph top speed. Of the 48,912 W113-series cars made between 1963 and 1971, 19,831 were 230SLs (the vast majority of which were left-hand drive).

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ESTIMATE £70000 - 90000 *

REG NO

R355NSN

CHASSIS ZFFXR48C000109656 Maranello’s F355 proved to be its most popular model to date, with 11,273 examples produced between 1994 and 1999. Even so, only 454 of those were reputedly equipped with righthand drive, of which this gorgeous manual transmission Giallo Fly Yellow Spider (Convertible) is one. Manufactured in 1997, it was supplied new to its first owner by Maranello Concessionaires of Egham, Surrey, since when it has experienced four further keepers. In recent times the Black leather seats have been Connollised, while the car

was serviced and treated to a cam belt and tensioner change in December of 2016, and the bodywork resprayed in 2017. We understand the mileage from new now totals 34,607 and the vendor views the bodywork, recently rejuvenated paintwork and interior trim, V8 engine and six-speed transmission as all being in `excellent’ health. He is now offering `R355 NSN’ complete with its original service book, workshop manual, and collection of invoices and old MOT certificates. The perfect classic for the British sun, when it finally appears! Ferrari’s much vaunted F355 was a development of the mid-engined 348 and was ultimately made in the three

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guises of Berlinetta (Coupe), GTS (Targa Top) and Spider like the sale car. The notable difference between the engines of the 348 and 355 concerned the cylinder head, with those of the later car having five valves per cylinder for superior induction. This helped raise the output to a substantial 375bhp. Handsome by any standards, the F355 body was also notably aerodynamic, courtesy of hours of wind tunnel testing which, among other details, resulted in a diffuser that generated downforce at speed. Additional time was specifically allocated to air flow over the Spider’s electronically powered soft top. The adjustable suspension gave the choice of `Comfort’ or `Sport’ modes. Power steering was standard but an unassisted system was also available.

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MOTOR CARS 63 1970/2005 SUFFOLK SS100 EVOCATION

ESTIMATE £20000 - 30000 *

Among the first of William Lyons’ creations to utilise the Jaguar name, the SS Jaguar 100 entered preproduction in October 1935. Dynamically honed by chief engineer William Heynes and marketed as being `primarily intended for competition work and sufficiently tractable as a fast tourer without modification’, the first Jaguar sports car enjoyed a successful racing / rallying career and is now extremely sought after by collectors. It is perhaps no surprise that such an iconic design would be imitated using more modern mechanicals and examples produced by Suffolk Engineering are amongst the best available. Correspondence and invoices in the accompanying history file from Suffolk detail the ordering and build of VAT 850H between 2000 and 2005. Constructed by a professional engineer who had been a development engineer at Marcos in the 1960s, it has seen little use since completion (including outings on the Mendip Rally) and now registers just some 633 miles. Utilising a 1970 Jaguar 4.2 XJ6 as a donor vehicle, whose identity it retains on the V5C document, the car is being reluctantly offered for sale by the family of the late-owner who was a keen Jaguar collector. Finished strikingly in silver with blue leather and blue carpet, the paintwork has some micro-blistering in areas although we feel the car could easily be enjoyed ‘as is’. Benefiting from a recent mechanical check over this GRP-bodied evocation of one of the most beautiful preWar designs has manual overdrive transmission and comes with its original build manual, sundry invoices

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VAT850H

CHASSIS 1L8589BN

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and correspondence, Jaguar SS sales brochure, framed pencil drawing of the car by a local artist and current MoT.

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ESTIMATE £25000 - 30000 *

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SO 9336

CHASSIS 602S6421 The RM Series cars were the last ‘proper’ Rileys - the swansong of the marque before it was subsumed into the mighty British Motor Corporation. The model range was manufactured in Coventry until 1949, when production moved to the MG factory at Abingdon. The RMC and RMD were limited edition Roadsters. While the latter was a conventional two-door Drophead Coupe, the RMC was a far more distinctive variant primarily designed for export to North America.

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Ostensibly a two-door convertible version of the

The example offered today features the floor-mounted

RMB, it featured a three-abreast front seat, cutaway

gear change of a late model home market car and

doors, foldaway hood, large rear stowage area, fold

was acquired by the vendor’s late-father in 1982.

flat windscreen and lower bonnet line. The 2.5-litre

Restored in the 1980s, it has been sparingly used

four-cylinder powerplant was also unusual in having

since although the red paintwork now shows signs of

twin push rod-operated camshafts placed high in the

micro-blistering. The grey interior has mellowed nicely

cylinder block. The unit’s output was circa 100bhp

whilst the bodywork appears sound. Said to be in

at 4,500 rpm - sufficient to accelerate the big Riley

good mechanical condition, this desirable open Riley

to 60mph in around 16.5 seconds and on to a

is offered complete with sidescreens, assorted MoTs

genuine 100mph. Only 507 examples of the RMC are

dating from 1969 and a Swansea V5C document.

understood to have been produced between 1948 and 1951, making it a rare car by any standards.

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MOTOR CARS 65 1954 CITROEN LIGHT 15 TRACTION AVANT Supplied new by Castle Garage (Cardiff) Ltd and recent £4,000 expenditure

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JUH 105

CHASSIS 9-531042

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Introduced at the April 1934 Paris Salon, the Traction Avant was a technological tour-de-force thanks to its unique combination of a monocoque chassis, frontwheel drive, torsion bar independent suspension,

hydraulic brakes and (from 1936) rack and pinion steering. Powered by a 1911cc four-cylinder OHV engine allied to manual transmission, the Light 15 versions produced at Citroen’s Slough factory boasted wooden dashboards, leather upholstery and 12-volt electrics. Pleasingly retaining its original buff logbook and a supplier’s plaque from Castle Garage (Cardiff), this particular Slough-built example was first registered as `JUH 105’ on 9th July 1954 to J. Cornelius of J.O. Williams & Co (subsequently renamed the Pencoed Trading Co). Mr Cornelius kept licencing the Citroen until 1963 when it was taken off the road and barn stored. Alan Smith of Pencoed became the registered keeper in November 1983 and some eight years later the Light 15 was entered into a Walton & Hipkiss auction the catalogue for which described it as `one family owned from new’ and `recently discovered after being stored for 28 years, the car is in remarkable condition’. Acquired by Traction Avant enthusiast John Aspinall, `JUH 105’ was sold to Frank Grant of Ballater during March 1993. Stripped to a bare shell, the Citroen was extensively restored over the next six years with much of the work being documented via an accompanying CD. Purchased by the vendor from Mr Grant in October 2013, the Light 15 has since been further improved. Entrusted to Traction Repairs of Morpeth last summer, the four-seater was treated to a new clutch, timing chain, engine gaskets, swivel gaiters, drive shafts and front brake shoes etc at a cost of some £3,926.66. Estimated to have covered some 16,000 post-restoration miles, `JUH 105’ retains its original red leather upholstery and also benefits from a working / non-leaking sunroof, high ratio crown wheel and pinion, auxiliary power socket (for sat-nav etc), reversing lamp and optional wing guards.

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ESTIMATE £70000 - 80000 *

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CHASSIS ZFFLA12C000044417 This lovely 308 GTB QV is one of only 74 produced in righthand drive form and has covered a mere 35,000 miles in the hands of four owners. The previous one retained the Ferrari for 22 years as part of a private collection, while the current keeper invested no less than £15,000 with marque specialist Paul Hargreaves in September 2016, in order to bring the car completely up to scratch via a major service, cam belt change etc. The accompanying history file includes invoices detailing this work, as well as many earlier bills

confirming the level of ongoing maintenance the car has enjoyed since it vacated the factory in Modena 35 years ago. It also accurately documents the two changes of speedometer that occurred in 1983 and 1991. Finished in the perennially attractive combination of Rosso Corsa bodywork and Tan-coloured leather interior trim, ‘CPE 293Y’ is presently viewed by the vendor as having ‘very good’ bodywork, paintwork, V8 engine and transmission, and is offered with MOT valid until June 29. The 308 GTB was Ferrari’s replacement for the immortal Dino 246 GT, and made its debut at the 1975 Paris Salon. Its shapely contours were the work

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of Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, who had already penned such eternal classics as the Daytona, Dino and Berlinetta Boxer. In 1980, the carburetted engine was replaced by a Bosch fuel-injected version in the name of reduced emissions. However, the change left the revised unit short of power, which Ferrari addressed in 1983 with the Quattrovalvole (four valve) variant, that simultaneously restored the output to 237bhp and the model’s reputation. Made famous by the TV series Magnum PI, the 308 has matured into a collectors’ favourite, with the 308 GTB QV (Berlinetta) and 308 GTS QV (Targa Top) models becoming the most sought after.

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MOTOR CARS 67 1950 JOWETT JUPITER Monte Carlo rally entrant

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ESTIMATE £38000 - 42000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Encouraged by the Javelin’s success in motorsport,

The totally immaculate 1950 Jupiter now offered

Jowett’s prime motivation for the Jupiter was to

was shipped by the factory to Strobcross

gain an increase in its steel allocation by exporting

Engineering Works of Glasgow on December 19,

a Sports Car version to the USA. The chassis was

1950. Its first keeper was K B Miller who contested

penned by former Auto Union engineer Eberan von

the 1951 Monte Carlo Rally with the car, but failed

Eberhorst, and the initial intention was for Jowett to

to progress beyond Preston following a second

supply production examples of it for independent

blown head gasket. He also tackled the Rest and

coachbuilders to add their own design of body, and

be Thankful hillclimb with ‘JGA 123’, but in August

75 frames were duly supplied to names such as

1951, having reputedly ‘gone through so many

Stablilimenti Farina, Ghia Suisse, Gebruder Beutler,

head gaskets he wanted to drive the Jowett into

Richard Mead and Abbotts of Farnham for this

the Clyde’, he sold the car to Bill Skelly, the son

purpose. However the costs involved proved hard to

of a Motherwell garage man. Skelly entered it for

justify for a car of such relatively modest power, and

the Dundrod TT the following month, a move that

the factory was ultimately obliged to pen and create

required him to give the Jupiter a temporary coat of

its own bodies. Crafted in aluminium, they featured

dull green distemper, as all cars were required run

two doors leading to a single bench seat. Luggage

in their national colours. Despite failing oil pressure,

space was gained from inside, while the whole of the

he finished 8th in class and 24th overall and then

front hinged upwards from the scuttle to give optimum

had the task of replacing the big-end bearings in

access to the engine and transmission. Power

order to drive home. Skelly and ‘JGA 123’ also

was provided by a high compression version of the

entered the following:

Javelin’s 1486cc flat-four OHV engine mounted well forward in the chassis.

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- October 1951, Winfield 13th in 5 lap Saloon event

What it lacked it outright power, the Jupiter made up

- April 1952, RAC Rally

for in handling and roadholding, which resulted in an

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impressive level of international motorsport success, including class wins at Le Mans in 1950, 1951 and

- May 1952, Silverstone

1952; 1950 Monte Carlo Rally; 1951 Dundrod TT; and

7th in Sports Car race

outright victory in the 1951 Lisbon Rally. Many private

- May 1952, Isle of Man

owners employed the model for racing, rallying, sprinting and hillclimbing. Production ran from 1950 to 1954, during which around 900 examples were manufactured.

British Empire Trophy, retired a few laps from the finish with valve trouble

A promising-looking composite-bodied successor, the R4, never progressed beyond the prototype stage and

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the company closed its doors in 1955.

JGA 123

CHASSIS E0SA41R

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MOTOR CARS 67 1950 JOWETT JUPITER Monte Carlo rally entrant

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ESTIMATE £38000 - 42000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION In 1953 the Jupiter passed into the hands of John Tyrer (brother of well-known racer Gillie Tyrer), a

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Liverpool motorcycle dealer, but by the early ‘60s the car, now White, was the property of another Liverpool resident, Paul Pinkman, who used it until c.1969 before laying it up following a gearbox malady. The Jowett remained in storage until his death in 2014, 10 months following which it was acquired by the vendor, who promptly entrusted it to M.B. Restorations of Queensbury for a two year nut and bolt restoration of the very highest standard. Now resplendent in its original livery of Red bodywork and Brown upholstery, ‘JGA 123’ it is understandably considered by the vendor to have ‘excellent’ bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and transmission, and he is now offering this historic Jupiter complete with an extensive history file that includes period competition images as well as a photographic record of the restoration. A unique and exciting opportunity for Jowett aficionados everywhere.

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MOTOR CARS 68 1953 MORGAN PLUS 4 FOUR-SEATER Ultra rare flat radiator model

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CHASSIS P2749

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ESTIMATE £35000 - 40000 *

First seen in 1950, the Morgan Plus 4 was a larger and more powerful derivative of the company’s 4/4 and has remained in production on and off for over 60 years now. Up until 1969 it was powered by the four-cylinder engines found in the Triumph TR range, which were mated to a four-speed manual gearbox with well-spaced ratios. The rakish body was mounted on a variant of Morgan’s familiar Z section chassis, underslung at the rear. Suspension was independent by sliding pillars and coil springs at the front and a live axle on semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Braking was by drums all round and steering by a Burman cam and sector system. As tested by Autosport’s John Bolster, the 100bhp 1991cc Triumph-engined Plus Four would accelerate to 60mph in 9.6 seconds and on to a top speed of a whisker under 105mph. According to an accompanying 1989 letter from the then registrar, this delightful period Morgan was the only ‘flat rad’ four-seater Plus 4 known to the Morgan Sports Car Club at that time, so a decidedly rare version. It was purchased for £12,500 in September of the same year by the vendor’s family trust, since when it has been continually maintained by renowned Morgan dealer Melvyn Rutter of Bishop’s Stortford. The subject of a comprehensive older restoration just 4,543 miles ago, ‘SNW 545’ is smartly presented courtesy of Dark Green bodywork teamed with Black upholstery and carpets. Self-evident features of interest include the Bluemels steering wheel, quartet of period rearview mirrors, rear-mounted luggage rack and radio aerial affixed to the left flank. The Morgan rides on silver-coloured steel disc wheels equipped with Avon HM Tourist tyres and highly polished hubcaps. This charming Plus 4 is now offered complete with full hood and tonneau cover and an MOT to August 6.

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1947 CADILLAC SERIES 75 FLEETWOOD IMPERIAL SEDAN 69

CHASSIS 3423194

the six-light Limousine bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and gearbox to all be in ‘very good’ order. A treat for all lovers of Americana.

While dwelt in the USA, this truly gorgeous period Caddy is understood to have belonged to a doctor for many years. It was imported to the UK in 2006 and became part of a private collection in 2014. At some stage it was treated to what is self-evidently a very high quality restoration. It is finished in a lustrous shade of Deep Silver and trimmed in a mix of Black hide (front) and Grey cloth (rear). Power is supplied by a 5.7-litre L-head Monobloc V8 engine driving through a fourspeed Hydramatic transmission. The vendor considers

The Fleetwood Metal Body Company was founded in 1909 in Pennsylvania and quickly earned an enviable reputation for producing top-tier bodies on the upmarket chassis of the day for royalty, American presidents and screen stars alike. The business was acquired by Fisher Body in 1925 and thereby subsumed into the giant General Motors combine in 1929. For some years Fleetwood continued to manufacture bespoke bodies - in particular for Cadillac - but the name was eventually adopted

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for the high end versions of that company’s regular model range. Cadillac’s full size 70 (short wheelbase) and 75 (long wheelbase) Series cars were produced from 1936 right through to 1987. The third generation version of 1941-1949 emanated from the prolific pen of Harley Earl and was Cadillac’s largest offering of the time. For 1947 it was available in five different configurations, of which the two so-called Imperial variants had jump seats that allowed either seven or nine occupants to be accommodated - the sale car is a seven-seater example. At nearly 19 feet in length, the Cadillac 75 is a major presence even by American standards.

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MOTOR CARS 70 1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 SERIES 1.5 ROADSTER

ESTIMATE £80000 - 90000 *

For many people, the E-Type remains the ultimate production Jaguar. A car whose heady blend of styling and performance were so exceptional at its 1961 Geneva Motor Show launch they continue to cast a smooth, elliptical shadow over the marque’s new sports cars some 55 years later. Its Malcolm Sayerpenned lines are thought by many to be among the most striking ever to adorn a motor car. Indeed, only a few years ago the Daily Telegraph ranked the E-Type top of the ‘100 most beautiful cars of all time’ and, of course, none other than Enzo Ferrari beat them to it by many years when he similarly described it as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’. Engine size was increased from 3.8 to 4.2-litres in October 1964 and, with the change, came a sweeter all-synchromesh gearbox, better brakes and electrical systems, and more comfortable seats. Never officially referred to as such by Jaguar, the so-called ‘Series 1.5’ cars appeared in late 1967. Drip fed a further host of detail improvements prior to the Series 2’s official introduction the following October (including a more spacious cabin layout, redesigned convertible hood, larger capacity cooling system and boot hinge covers etc), they understandably remain particularly sought after by enthusiasts.

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CHASSIS 1E14541

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Finished in Opalescent Green with Tan interior, BVG 257E was subject to a ground up restoration at the vendor’s request by Madden Automotive of Long Island, USA in 2012 and imported to the UK shortly afterwards. Converted to righthand drive it has been kept in a carcoon and has covered just c.500 miles since. Featuring triple SU carburettors and a set of fitted luggage in the boot by Taris Chaysin Autoluggage of New York, this lovely E-Type roadster comes with Swansea V5C and a current MoT to 26 April 2018.

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CHASSIS D53182 Commissioned by Nash-Kelvinator President George W. Mason, the Nash Rambler was introduced in 1950. Widely acknowledged as America’s first compact car, it proved lighter and more fuel efficient than anything the `Big Three’ (GM, Ford and Chrysler) had to offer. Chief engineer Meade Moore led the design team, while Theodore Ulrich was responsible for the `Airflyte’ styling and body (including the distinctively skirted front / rear wheels). Able to accommodate five in comfort despite sitting on a 100-inch wheelbase, the newcomer featured

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a two-door monocoque chassis equipped with independent front suspension, worm and roller steering and Bendix four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Powered by a 172.6ci (2.8 litre), L-head straight-six engine allied to three-speed manual transmission, the model was reputedly capable of over 80mph and 25mpg. Joining the range for 1951, the Country Club was a pillarless hardtop that could be had in Super or more luxurious Custom trims. Costing $1,968, it accounted for 19,317 sales during its first season. On July 13th 1951 Tony Bonadies drove one to victory at the 400-lap NASCAR sanctioned Short Track Late Model Division race in Lanham, Maryland. Another Country Club contested the prestigious Tour de France event.

Entered from a private collection

Entering the current ownership via the Frankman Motor Company of South Dakota for $19,000 in November 2015, chassis D53182 was purchased with a view to contesting the Tour Auto (a modern re-running of the Tour de France). Accepted for the event, ill health prevented the vendor’s participation. An older restoration which has been running of late, we are informed that the Nash Rambler will require recommissioning / repair before being returned to road use. Offered for sale with French Certificat d’Immatriculation (Carte Grise), FIVA Identity Card and sundry invoices. Interested parties might like to know that Peter Anderson of www. importedvehicleregistration.co.uk has quoted £300 (inclusive of all DVLA fees) to UK register the car.

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MOTOR CARS 72 1946 NASH P1 PICKUP PROTOTYPE Entered from a private collection

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION The world’s largest truck manufacturer in 1918 thanks to the innovative Quad which featured four-wheel drive, four-wheel brakes, four-wheel steering and twin limited slip differentials, Nash remained a serious player in the `heavy duty’ vehicle stakes until the early 1930s. Thereafter, the Kenosha-based concern concentrated on passenger cars aside from a few thousand wreckers that it built between 1947 and 1955. Predominantly meant for export, the recovery trucks clothed their massive 3-ton chassis with modified saloon car front sheetmetal. However, Nash certainly contemplated entering the `light duty’ pickup market as proven by the existence of this unique prototype. Put together towards the end of World War Two, it is believed to sit on a late 1930s Nash chassis complete with 600 series front sheetmetal and rear wings. Assorted factory photos from 1946 show the truck with and without its side-mounted spare wheel and sporting differing bonnet trims and bumper detailing etc. The pickup bed was not fabricated in-house but outsourced to The Perfection Steel Body Company of Galion, Ohio makers of steel dump bodies, express bodies and platform - stake bodies; another indication that Nash was serious about the idea of production. In the end a post-WW2 `light duty’ Nash Pickup never made it past the evaluation stage (although, the company did seemingly build a second prototype during 1949). Demand for new vehicles was such in the late 1940s / early 1950s that most American marques chose to focus on a few core model ranges rather than tool-up for new ones. Furthermore, Nash had committed to monocoque / unibody construction for its post-WW2 offerings and such chassis are not best suited to pickup conversions. A longstanding Nash enthusiast, the vendor found this unique pickup in about 1990. Despite it being stripped

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and lacking an engine at the time he had little doubt as to the truck’s identity. Not only did the bulkheadmounted body tag read: `Body No: Sample’ and Model No: Truck Cab’ but it came with a plaque from The Perfection Steel Body Company stamped: `Model: P1’ and `Serial No: 80072’. On the basis that no one knew what powerplant the pickup had originally carried, the vendor chose to install a c.1941 Nash Ambassador 6 234ci (3.8 litre) OHV, twin ignition straight-six allied to three-speed manual plus Borg Warner overdrive transmission. The current owner estimates that he spent some $75,000 acquiring and renovating the truck to concours standard. Driven over 5,000 miles in the USA and France since its completion, the Nash has appeared in many magazine articles most notably Car Collector, Hemmings Motor News and NITRO (the latter being a five-page feature). Unfortunately, most of the pickup’s history file was lost at an exposition of it in Racine, Wisconsin several years ago. Offered for sale with French Certificat d’Immatriculation (Carte Grise). Interested parties might like to know that Peter Anderson of www. importedvehicleregistration.co.uk has quoted £300 (inclusive of all DVLA fees) to UK register the Nash.

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CHASSIS K77666

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MOTOR CARS 73 1913 RAMBLER MODEL 83 CROSS COUNTRY TOURER Entered from a private collection

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION A successful bicycle manufacturer, Thomas B.

Finished in Brewster Green over Black with Black

Jeffrey of Chicago, Illinois constructed his first

deep button upholstery, this particular example

prototype motorcar in 1897. Known as a Rambler,

- chassis 32374 - was extensively restored

like its pedal-powered predecessors, the single-

during 2001. Nicely detailed, the Rambler sports

cylinder machine was progressively developed.

handsome nickel brightwork, a single rear-mounted

Interest shown at the 1899 Chicago International

spare wheel, tool box mounted on the right running

Exhibition and Tournament and the first National

board, folding windshield, dual rear view mirrors,

Automobile Show in New York City convinced

full set of side curtains stowed under the rear seat,

Jeffrey to acquire the old Sterling Bicycle Factory

robe rail on the back of the front seat, accessory

in Kenosha, Wisconsin during 1900 and sell his

speedometer and a horn mounted on the steering

two-wheeler business to Colonel Albert Pope’s

column. Used exclusively by its previous keeper

conglomerate, the American Bicycle Company,

for `brass era’ touring events, the Model 83 had its

the following year. Introduced in February 1902,

engine attended to over the winter of 2013/2014.

the first Rambler production car was priced at

Benefiting from an electric starter and lighting,

$750. A single-cylinder model with tiller steering,

the Cross Country Touring car is rendered even

it attracted 1,500 orders making the Thomas B.

more usable by the provision of an overdrive

Jeffrey Company second only to Oldsmobile in the

which enables it to cruise more easily on modern

sales stakes. Twin-cylinder engines were adopted

roads. Worthy of close inspection, this imposing

in 1905 and Rambler moved into the luxury market

Edwardian has formed part of a private collection

with a four-cylinder unit two years later. A fatal heart

for the past three years and is offered for sale with

attack saw Charles T. Jeffrey take his father’s place

French Certificat d’Immatriculation (Carte Grise).

in 1910. Renamed Jeffrey in its founder’s honour

Interested parties might like to know that Peter

during 1914, the marque was purchased by Charles

Anderson of www.importedvehicleregistration.co.uk

Nash of Nash Motors two years later. The last

has quoted £300 (inclusive of all DVLA fees) to UK

design to bear the Rambler moniker, the Model 83

register the Rambler.

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was based on a substantial, 120-inch wheelbase ladder-frame chassis equipped with leaf-sprung suspension and rear wheel brakes. Rated at 42hp, its 318ci (5.2 litre) four-cylinder engine featured magneto ignition and was allied to three-speed manual transmission. Available in seven-seater Gotham Limousine, four-seater Coupe, 2/3-seater Roadster and 4/5-seater Touring guises (the latter two referred to as `Cross County’), every Rambler

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Model 83 was guaranteed for 10,000 miles in 1913.

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CHASSIS 32374

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MOTOR CARS 74 1924 LAFAYETTE MODEL 134 COUPE Entered from a private collection

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Founded during 1919 and based in Mars Hill, Indiana, the LaFayette Motors Company boasted the technical expertise of none other than D’Orsay McCall White. An expat Glaswegian, McCall White served as chief engineer to the Daimler Motor Car Company, D. Napier & Son (where he designed a Land Speed Record car) and Crossley Motors before emigrating to the USA. Personally responsible for devising Cadillac’s first V8 engine, the Type 51, he later became the company’s vice president and was one of three people entrusted with developing the V12 Liberty aircraft engine during World War One. Drawing upon his aeronautical experience, the 348ci (5.7 litre) V8 engine that McCall White created for the LaFayette Model 134 featured a hollow case crankshaft weighing just 30.5lbs, air-pressurised fuel delivery system (no need for an Autovac / vacuum tank), internally driven accessories using Morse type chains (hence the lack of external pulleys / belts), twin crankshaft-driven back-to-back water pumps, manifolding routed through the cylinder block and a dual exhaust system to the rear of the car which resulted in low back pressure. Fed by a multi-jet carburettor (another of his innovations), the sophisticated powerplant developed 100bhp @ 2,750rpm and was allied to three-speed manual transmission. Based around a substantial ladder frame chassis equipped with all-round semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension, worm and sector steering, fully floating back axle and rear wheel brakes, the Model 134 also incorporated thermostatically controlled radiator shutters (a distinct novelty at the time). Relocating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin when Charles Nash of Nash Motors acquired control in 1923, LaFayette nevertheless ceased production the following year. Available in Touring, Sedan, Coupe, Torpedo, Roadster and Limousine guises, a mere 2,267 Model 134 cars were produced. Competition amid luxury car makers during the 1920s was particularly fierce. For all its

engineering excellence LaFayette struggled to poach customers from established giants such as Cadillac and Packard especially as the Model 134 was more expensive than the former’s offerings and on a par price wise with the latter’s; the Four-Door Coupe model costing a princely $4,300 in 1924. The survival rate for LaFayette Model 134 cars has been estimated at just one percent! Finished in Dark Green over Black with Red pinstriping and Grey cloth upholstery, this particular Milwaukeebuilt example - chassis 2978 - wears Four-Door Coupe coachwork by the Seaman Body Corporation (number 31178). One of a pair of Model 134 cars supplied new to North Georgian steam locomotive manufacturer James Bulan Glover (the other being a Torpedo), it remained in his family until entering the current ownership during 2001. Dry stored in a basement for the previous seventy years, the LaFayette was complete but in need of a full restoration. Displayed `as found’ at the Nash Car Club of America’s 2002 Grand Nashional meeting, it caused an understandable stir. The vendor estimates that acquiring and refurbishing the Model 134 has cost him some $200,000. Rewired, repainted, retrimmed and treated to a thorough mechanical overhaul, the work took NCCA member Ben Bliss over three years to complete. Undeniably handsome, the Four-Door Coupe body sports a distinctive, prism-like windscreen, LaFayette calormeter, integral luggage trunk, LaFayette Motors Corporation Milwaukee hubcaps and twin rear-mounted spare wheels. To the interior, the well-stocked dashboard is complimented by a wooden steering wheel, wooden window frames, nickel-silver door furniture and blinds to the rear windows. Sparingly used since its completion save for a few rally outings, chassis 2978 is quite possibly the finest Model 134 in existence. Offered for sale with French Certificat d’Immatriculation (Carte Grise), UK V5C Registration Document, FIVA Identity Card, bill of sale from Mr Glover’s son (a distant relative of Teddy Roosevelt) and sundry paperwork.

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BF 4896

CHASSIS 2978

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MOTOR CARS 75 1948 DIAMOND T MODEL 201 PICKUP Entered from a private collection

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ESTIMATE NO RESERVE *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION After a brief flirtation with passenger cars, Diamond T specialised in commercial vehicles from 1911 onwards. Renowned for making the ‘Cadillac of Trucks’, the Chicago-based company introduced its iconic Model 201 One-Ton in 1938. A so-called ‘light duty’ machine but engineered to the same standards as its ‘heavy duty’ siblings, the newcomer was based around a massive cruciform-braced ladder-frame chassis equipped with an extra rigid I-beam front axle, fully floating back axle, Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes, cast iron wheels and substantial leaf-sprung suspension (those at the rear containing thirteen leaves). Initially powered by a 205ci (3.4 litre) seven main bearing L-head six-cylinder Hercules engine, the Model 201 gained an enlarged 236ci (3.9 litre) Hercules ‘Super Service’ unit postWW2. Three-speed manual Warner transmission was standard with a four-speed gearbox and high speed 62mph final drive ratio being optional. Imposing styling was a Diamond T hallmark, its products sporting imposing radiator grilles, sculpted wings and rakish cabs. Promoted as being ‘all-truck’ rather than having any passenger car DNA (a subtle dig at its rivals), the Model 201 could be had in Pickup, Panel Delivery or Stake Truck guises. Famously long-lived, some 7,000 had been sold by the time it was superseded by the comparatively unloved Model 222 for 1950. Finished in Diamond T Red over Black with White pinstriping and Brown simulated leather upholstery, this particular example - chassis 2014314 - is considered by the vendor to be ‘probably the best and most correct Model 201 existing, certainly in Europe if not the world’. Reportedly restored using ‘everything either new old stock or original including the correct wheels (most are adapted from the ones fitted to the larger six-wheeler trucks)’, the Pickup was previously owned by David Pearson of Montrose, Colorado. Entering the current ownership during 2013 for $49,000, the Diamond T has since been registered in

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Cherry Valley, Illinois and France. Specified with such desirable options as the four-speed Warner T-9 manual transmission and ‘high speed’ 62mph final drive ratio, the Model 201 also boasts a renewed period correct wiring harness, single exhaust plus chrome extension, original three spoke steering wheel, factory overhead storage compartment, wind-out two-piece windscreen, stainless / nostalgic steel grille, fresh headliner, Diamond T mascot, passenger side utility locker, original-style driver’s side mirror, 70mph speedometer and fog lamps. Definitively the nicest Diamond T Model

201 Pickup we have encountered, chassis 2014314 is offered for sale with French Certificat d’Immatriculation (Carte Grise). Interested parties might like to know that Peter Anderson of www.importedvehicleregistration.co.uk has quoted £300 (inclusive of all DVLA fees) to UK register the truck.

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EU-Reg

CHASSIS 2014314

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MOTOR CARS 76 1951 NASH-HEALEY ROADSTER Entered from a private collection

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION ‘I want to go on record right now to say that I have never driven a sportscar that handled better or gave the driver so much control in a power slide or spin’ Tom McCahill of Mechanix Illustrated on the Nash-Healey

Inspired by an impromptu meeting between Donald Healey and Nash Kelvinator CEO George W. Mason whilst they were crossing the Atlantic aboard the Queen Elizabeth in December 1949, the resultant Nash-Healey was hailed as ‘the first American sportscar to be introduced by a major manufacturer since the 1920s’. Derived from the Healey Silverstone, its box-section, ladder-frame chassis featured independent trailing link front suspension, a Panhard rod-located rear axle and Bendix ‘Duo Servo’ fourwheel drum brakes. Powered by a Nash Ambassador 3848cc OHV ‘Dual Jet Fire’ straight-six engine allied to three-speed manual plus Borg Warner overdrive transmission, the newcomer utilised a bespoke light alloy, higher compression cylinder head and twin SU carburettors to develop a quoted 125bhp and 210lbft. Bodied in aluminium by Panelcraft of Birmingham, the prototype Nash-Healey contested the 1950 Le Mans 24-hours. Finishing an amazing fourth overall in the hands of Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton, its success not only prompted George W. Mason to greenlight a limited production run but also presaged returns to the famous La Sarthe circuit in 1951, 1952 and 1953 which netted 6th, 3rd and 11th places overall respectively. Amazingly, the Nash-Healey that took the bottom step of the podium at the 1952 Le Mans 24-hours also claimed 7th place overall on that year’s Mille Miglia! Assembled in Healey’s Warwick factory, the first 104 Nash-Healey Roadsters sported Panelcraft aluminium bodywork. Tasked with restyling the entire Nash range for 1952, Pininfarina also

took over responsibility for Nash-Healey construction endowing the two-seater with more flamboyant but heavier steel coachwork. The shipping costs associated with the Panelcraft cars had been high but those for the Pininfarina ones were even more costly. The impact on the Nash Healey’s retail price was considerable and a mere 507 Roadsters and Coupes had been made by the time production ceased in 1954. The seventeenth car completed and one of just twenty Panelcraft-bodied survivors known to the Nash-Healey Registry, chassis N2017 is thought to have been supplied new in America. Resident there some fiftyseven years later, the Roadster was sold by renowned vintage and classic car dealer Hyman Ltd to Robasto Giuseppe of Turin for $70,000 on February 20th 2008. Imported into Italy with relevant duties paid by ABS Air Brokers Service SRL some four months later, the two-seater was untouched during Mr Giuseppe’s custodianship. Still in need of restoration when it entered the current ownership on 28th May 2015 for _60,000, the vendor got as far as purchasing a brand new alloy cylinder head from Warren Kennedy of Healey specialist Classic Restorations and securing a certificate for obtaining a ‘Vehicule de Collection’ carte grise from the Federation Francaise des Vehicules d’Epoque before a change of plans intervened. Seemingly complete, chassis N2017 has the makings of a very rewarding project. Several Panelcraft-bodied NashHealey Roadsters have been accepted for the highly prestigious Mille Miglia Storica and, if suitably prepared, a Le Mans Classic entry might also be forthcoming. Offered for sale with State of Missouri Certificate of Title, Comunita Europea duties paid printout, FFVE Certificate and Republique Francaise Certificat D’Acquisition d’Un Vehicule Terrestre a Moteur, Peter Anderson of www. importedvehicleregistration.co.uk is happy to help a purchaser UK register the car.

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Un-Reg

CHASSIS N2017

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MOTOR CARS 77 1974 ASTON MARTIN V8

1 of just 964 & manual transmission

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ESTIMATE £80000 - 100000 *

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1969. It was initially known as the DBS V8, but later dubbed simply, ‘V8’. Retrospectively known as the Series 3, the redesigned model phased-in during July 1973 was a response to concerns over forthcoming US emission regulations. Marking a switch from Bosch fuel-injection to quad twin-choke 42mm Webers, the newcomer was visually distinguished by an enlarged air intake, elongated bonnet scoop and new rear window panel. Utilising the same steel platform chassis complete with independent double-wishbone front suspension, Watts linkagelocated de Dion rear axle, power assisted rackand-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes as its predecessor, the luxury GT now benefited from improved engine and transmission cooling and a revised petrol tank design. Other improvements included a revamped 2+2 interior with revised seats and reorganised switchgear. Developing some 310bhp, its cleanerrunning 5340cc DOHC V8 engine still made for a prodigiously fast motorcar. Indeed, the September 1973 issue of Autocar magazine recorded 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and 146mph flat out aboard a Series 3 with automatic transmission. With production

left hand mirror, bumper overriders and extra side

interior trim as ‘very good’ and is offering the Aston

running from July 1973 to December 1974 and then

repeaters. Currently displaying a total of 97,100

complete with service book containing 22 stamps from

Spring 1976 to October 1978, just 967 Series 3 cars

miles ‘BVU 476N’ has benefited from new stainless-

Kensington-based independent marque specialist Ian

were made all told.

steel exhaust manifolds (2001), new battery (2016)

Mason, original instruction book, workshop manual,

plus in 2017; new carpets, re-chromed bumpers,

large collection of invoices, 32 old MOTs and one valid

This ‘meticulously maintained’ Series 3 V8 comes

new windscreen, new window and door rubbers,

to February 2019. Just three 1974 Aston Martin V8s

freshly repainted in its original shade of Imperial

refurbished wheels and the underneath has been

are seemingly registered with the DVLA at present of

Blue matched to its recently restored Cream leather

cleaned plus rust proofed.

which this is the only non-SORN’d example.

factory-fitted manual transmission and A/C (presently

The vendor presently grades the bodywork, paintwork,

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inoperative) the extras also included electric sunroof,

engine and transmission as ‘excellent’ and the

interior. Supplied new to Charles Hurst of Belfast with

BVU476N

CHASSIS V8/11123/RCA

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MOTOR CARS 78 1933 SINGER KAYE DON COUPE DE LUXE Multiple award winner and the only known survivor

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Kaye Don of land and water record-breaking fame was a close personal friend of W.E. Bullock, managing director of the Singer Company Ltd of Coventry. Thus, Kaye Don lent his name to a handful of slightly bulbous looking saloons that Beauvais bodied in 1931. For the limited batch of Kaye Don Coupes that followed during 1932-33, he took a personal interest in the styling modelling them on his own Rolls-Royce 20/25 which is now owned by P&A Wood. The first Kaye Don Coupe was gifted to Bullock’s daughter as a wedding present. The second and third were supplied to main dealers Westwood and Spikins who were also Singer Works Competition Drivers. `AHK 311’ was sold through Westwood Motors in Clacton on Sea to a British Army Officer and had a series of owners in the late 1940s and 1950s. The car entered the current ownership as a barn find in 1976 and was dry stored until the 1990s when it was subjected to an extensive restoration including the fitting of Phoenix conrods in place of the original Duralamin components before being returned to the road during 2000. Since then it has covered 16,000 miles and the total mileage of 58,000 is believed but not warranted to be correct. `AHK 311’ is the only known surviving Kaye Don Coupe. It has won numerous awards over the last few years at Singer Owners’ Club International Days and at other major classic car events in the UK. The straight-six engine designed by Louis Coatelen of Sunbeam fame, who was another close friend of Don, has a seven-main bearing crankshaft, twin-choke Solex carburettor and overhead valve gear. The cooling is

by pump and fan with the former located in the cylinder head. A Clayton-Dewandre servo operates thirteeninch drum brakes. The Luvax-Bijou one-shot lubrication system is controlled from the cockpit and covers all the major moving parts on the chassis including the kingpins. The radiator shutters are governed by a Smiths’ thermostat mounted in the header tank. The elegant coachbuilt aluminium body was manufactured by Singer and finished in Midnight Blue over Ivory with the original Blue hide upholstery. The dashboard and door

cappings are in solid American walnut with 100% wool worsted headlining and a sunshine roof. `AHK 311’ cruises comfortably between 50mph and 60mph on main roads and is capable of a genuine top speed in excess of 70mph.

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AHK 311

CHASSIS E5199

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MOTOR CARS 79 1966 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S 1275

ESTIMATE £28000 - 32000 *

being to original or period modified specification and are prepared to pay for the privilege. This delightful Cooper S appears to tick that box nicely. It is a 1966 1275 model, that retains its original Hydrolastic suspension system, three-synchro gearbox, dynamo and positive earth electrical system. It was the subject of a restoration program that took some 20 years, and was completed in 2011. Items of note include: the Webasto sunroof that has been retrimmed by Pickerings of Bradford; reclining front seats courtesy of Newton Commercial; period leather-rimmed Les Leston steering wheel; optional twin fuel tanks; Minilite-style alloy wheels from Mini Spares; and rare 163 cylinder head which, in common with the gearbox, has been overhauled. Other items refurbished since 2011 include the front suspension bushes and joints. This home market Mini is finished in the strident combination of Black roof over Tartan Red bodywork and trimmed in Red/Gold brocade. It was delivered new to the supplying dealer, Central Garage of Leeds, on April 6, 1966 and first registered ‘FUM 740D’. The vendor acquired the car in 2011, since when it has dwelt on the Isle of Man with the appropriate registration ‘MN 1275’ - as he is retaining that number the Mini has now been allocated ‘FMN 740D’. The vendor presently grades the bodywork, paintwork and transmission as ‘excellent’, and the engine and interior trim as ‘very good’. He is now offering the car complete with the green continuation log book

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IOM-Reg

CHASSIS C-A2S7/821245

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The Mini mania sparked by Paddy Hopkirk’s glorious

and original service book and owners’ manual, as

victory on the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally has never

well as the Tudor Webasto instruction guide and

really gone away. What’s changed in recent times is

Manx registration document. The odometer currently

that serious collectors increasingly insist on their cars

displays an eminently credible 69,450 miles.

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SPY269C

CHASSIS AR375343 This very smartly presented lefthand drive Giulia Spider was originally imported to the US by serial foreign car importer Max Hoffman. During 1990 it found its way to the UK and was purchased by the vendor from Black & White Cars of Newbury in 2013, by which time its engine had been upgraded from ‘Normale’ to the slightly later more powerful 110bhp Veloce specification using a genuine Veloce cylinder block no. AR0012101746. During 2013/2014, ‘SPY 269C’ was entrusted to marque specialist John Holden of Pure Bodies, Hants,

for a major restoration that deliberately saved as many of the original fixtures and fittings as possible. A full respray followed a strip and examination. All the original brightwork was re-chromed rather than replaced. The engine was overhauled, the front suspension uprated and many new parts fitted, including clutch, alternator, battery, brake linings and Pirelli Cinturato tyres, while the underside was Waxoyled. The vendor unsurprisingly nowadays classes the bodywork and Red paintwork as ‘excellent’ and the Black interior trim, sonorous 1600c twin-cam engine and five-speed manual gearbox as ‘very good’. This Spider is now being offered complete with a file of invoices and

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an MOT that remains valid until August 27. Qualifying for historic road tax, the accumulated mileage currently displayed is an unwarranted by eminently feasible 70,341. The Type 105 Giulia Spider was introduced in 1962 as a rebadged and updated version of the earlier Type 101 Giulietta model. Now equipped with the taller 1600 rather than 1300 engine, the Giulia Spider was readily distinguishable via the necessary bulge in the bonnet. The Giulia Spider continued in production until the arrival of the Spider 1600 Duetto in mid-1966. With their endearing looks and combination of lusty twin-cam engine linked to an ever-willing five speed transmission and responsive handling, these period Alfas have an understandably robust following.

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MOTOR CARS 81 1944 WHITE MOTOR COMPANY

M3 HALF-TRACK PERSONNEL CARRIER

ESTIMATE £40000 - 60000 *

This splendid lefthand drive US army-liveried halftrack has been in its current ownership for the last 19 years, prior to which it was the property of a company in north Norfolk who’d used it to help repair the sea defences around Cromer. Over the last five years it has been the subject of a considerable degree of restoration, that included the fitment of a reconditioned engine and new tracks, tilt and seat covers. UK registered, it has recently been involved in a variety of shows and WWII re-enactments. `189 UXT’ now requires a new home so the fun can continue. Based on the Citroën-Kégresse half-track, the M3 was employed by the American and allied forces from WWII through to and including the 1973 ArabIsraeli war, and total production ran to some 41,000 examples. Manufactured by Autocar, Diamond T and the White Motor Company itself, it was powered by a White 160AX straight-six engine of 147bhp, which blessed it with an on-road speed of up to 45mph and drove through a four-speed transmission. The body was armoured all round, the windscreen was of bullet-proof glass and the there was an armoured shutter to help protect the engine radiator. There were various gun mountings as well as numerous racks for weapons, ammunition and rations. Fuel economy is probably not the vehicle’s strongpoint, but courtesy of a 230 litre tank, it has an operational range of around 200 miles. The M3 weighs in at 10 tons, is just over 20ft in length, 6ft 5in wide and 7ft 5in tall. There are two doors at the front that allow access for the driver

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189 UXT

CHASSIS 284080

and two passengers, and a single opening at the rear that opens to two rows if five seats, providing accommodation for up to one crew member and a squad of 12.

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ARE 663

CHASSIS GAJ10 The specification of this gorgeous vintage motorcar is a real teaser for aficionados of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marques. Let us put you out of your misery - in essence it is a 1927 Rolls-Royce 20hp chassis clothed in a bespoke Bentley Vanden Plas-style body and powered by a Rolls-Royce 20/25 3.7-litre engine. The back story is as follows - the Rolls chassis was purchased new by a Miss Riley from Paddon Bros Ltd for £1,185. She then commissioned a Weyman-style body from Messrs W.C. & R.C.

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Atcherley of Leamington Works, Birmingham and the result was first registered in London during June 1927. The full early history is not known, but suffice to say that, post-WW2, ‘ARE 663’ spent 30 years in Warwickshire before periods in Middlesex and then Scotland. It was between 2009 and 2012 that the Vanden Plas-style body was acquired in good order and lovingly transferred to the Rolls chassis in place of the Atcherley one. It was decided by the owner to retain the body in its Bentley guise as its appearance particularly appealed to him. A suitable bonnet was commissioned and a bespoke radiator constructed by Radtec Racing Radiators of Cannock, Staffs.

The vendor’s husband was restoring the car in 2012 when he sadly died. However, thanks to the vendor, this splendid Rolls/Bentley has received the attention of A.J. Glew of Moreton in Marsh, Glos. as recently as last year, and she now considers its bodywork, paintwork, engine and transmission to all be in ‘very good’ order. It is finished in a stately shade of Deep Blue and trimmed in Grey leather, and presently displays a total unwarranted mileage of 50,369 - a unique and affordable proposition for both Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts everywhere. Unveiled in 1922, the RollsRoyce 20HP remained in production until 1929, by which time some 2,885 examples are understood to have vacated the company’s Derby factory.

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MOTOR CARS 83 1982 AC 3000 ME MKII PROTOTYPE

Former Thames Ditton demonstrator and then Charles Hurlock’s personal car before being reworked by Aubrey Woods of BRM fame

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ESTIMATE £25000 - 30000 *

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Although, the AC 3000ME prototype debuted at the 1973 Earls Court Motor Show, difficulties in obtaining Type Approval meant that it would be another six years before the mid-engined sportscar entered production. Hailed as the British equivalent of the Lancia Stratos both machines featuring wedge-shaped styling, fibreglass bodywork and proprietary V6 engines - its ‘bathtub’ steel chassis played host to substantial front / rear subframes and an integral roll-over bar. Equipped with all-round independent double-wishbone suspension, rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes, the model boasted a rearward 40:60 weight bias and excellent handling. Transversely mid-mounted, the 2994cc Ford powerplant was allied to AC’s own five-speed manual gearbox (albeit with Hewland internals) via a Reynold triplex chain system. With some 138bhp and 192lbft of torque on tap, the lightweight 3000ME (1085kg) was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and over 120mph. Some seventy-six cars were produced at AC’s Thames Ditton factory before manufacture switched to AC (Scotland) Ltd in 1984 where another thirty were built. For many the last true AC - and certainly the final model in which the Hurlock family had a hand - the 3000ME has long been collectible. This particular example - chassis 129 - is unique among the total production run in having been actively involved in

both eras of the story. Originally the Thames Ditton factory demonstrator, it was adopted for a time by AC’s Managing Director Andrew Hurlock for his personal use, and was therefore still on the company’s books when the project relocated to Scotland. Aside from extending production of the MKI, the intention was to market an improved MKII version in conjunction with Alfa Romeo, and former BRM engineer Aubrey Woods was tasked with undertaking the related development. That work was carried out on the car now offered and reportedly included the following Alfa Romeo componentry: 2500cc V6 engine, suspension parts, wheels, control unit, pedals, steering, CV drive shafts and ventilated disc brakes. Chassis 129 is also understood to have benefited from a modified Hewland gearbox incorporating a Hyvo chain drive with Weller tensioner housed in a separate chain case, tapered races and individual selectors. Koni self-levelling shock absorbers were added too. A former AC test driver, Ray Wilkinson bought chassis 129 when the Scottish operation folded. Won over by its handling / roadholding, he planned to race the twoseater with the AMOC and to this end commissioned John Dooley to prepare the Alfa Romeo 2500cc V6 for competition usage. Unfortunately, a regulation change rendered chassis 129 ineligible before it ever ran in anger. Fitted with a more tractable / usable Alfa Romeo 3000cc

V6 thereafter, the AC remained in Mr Wilkinson’s care until 1997 when it was purchased by Michael Cowburn. Forming part of the latter’s private collection, the fixed head coupe was sparingly used during his seventeenyear tenure. Repainted shortly before entering the current ownership during February 2014, chassis 129 was treated to £11,196.37 worth of fettling last year. Stripped and checked over, its 3000cc Alfa Romeo engine was uprated with an Emerald K3 management system (plus associated wiring loom), new Lambda sensor, electronic water pump / controller and VR6-type injectors. Attention was also paid to the clutch, steering rack, suspension, washer jets and brakes. A secondary 12-gallon fuel tank was added because the original one contained too much detritus. Filled with fresh oil and antifreeze, the two-seater underwent two rolling road set-up sessions. Riding on fresh tyres and sporting a bespoke stainless steel exhaust system, ‘VPC 634X’ is said to ‘have plenty of performance and to sound like an Italian thoroughbred’. A fascinating glimpse into what might have been, this historic and unique AC is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, MOT certificate valid until 12th December 2018, history file and its initial Alfa Romeo 2500cc V6.

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VPC634X

CHASSIS ME301R90000129

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MOTOR CARS 84 1986 FORD RS200 4,122 miles from new

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ESTIMATE £140000 - 160000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Prior to the mould-breaking RS200, Ford’s works rally

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cars had all been evolutions of its road car range, including the stillborn RS1700T (effectively a rear-wheel drive version of the soon to be launched MKIII Escort) that was intended to replace the highly successful but ageing MKII Escort RS1800. However, by the time Stuart Turner reassumed control of Ford’s competition reigns in 1983, the Audi Quattro had raised the rally bar out of sight, and one of his first decisions was to cancel the RS1700T programme and create plans for a purpose-built four-wheel drive car for the new Group B formula - ie the RS200. The newcomer was designed by Tony Southgate, styled by Carrozzeria Ghia and built by Reliant. Its mid-engined chassis was powered by a turbocharged version of the Cosworth BDA and clothed in a composite body. Two hundred were required for homologation (hence the car’s name) but, as history relates, a number of high profile accidents killed the new formula after just one year, leaving Ford’s new mini supercar without a remit. Some found success in rallycross while most have taken on the role of much sought-after collectors cars. The immaculate ‘F679 UVX’ is a case in point. Originally scheduled to compete in the 1986 Swedish Finnish rally, it ultimately never saw a rally stage and became part of Ford’s static display team, registration ‘F535 LHJ’ - borrowers included Pirelli, Donington Park and the Essex Police. Subsequent private owners have included Bill Camplisson and Chris Rees. This fabulous,

manuals, brochure, spare set of keys and documents

unmarked representative of the infamous Group B rally

and correspondence from the RS Owners’ Club. A

era has therefore covered just 4,122 from new, and is

rare opportunity to acquire a very usable and highly

now offered complete with its original leather-bound

desirable piece of international motorsport history.

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F679UVX

CHASSIS SFACXXBJ2CGL00079

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MOTOR CARS 85 2005 CHEVROLET SSR

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ESTIMATE £20000 - 25000 *

HX54CRU

CHASSIS 1GCES14H75B116426

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Previewed in ‘concept car’ guise at the 2000 Detroit Auto Show, the Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster) was a high-performance pickup truck with a retractable hardtop convertible roof. Launched on

New Year’s Eve 2003, the newcomer’s retro styling harked back to Chevrolet’s late 1940s Advance Design trucks with their bold, multi-element grilles and heavily sculpted wings. A halo model that prioritised handling over loadlugging, the SSR was equipped with independent front suspension, a five-link rear axle, rack and pinion steering, LSD and four-wheel disc brakes. Initially powered by a 5.3 litre Vortec V8, the two-seater gained a significant performance boost for the 2005 model year with the adoption of the 6.0 litre all-alloy LS2 V8 (as found in the C6 Corvette). Available with a choice of four-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission, the larger powerplant was rated at 390bhp / 405lbft and reputedly enabled the Pickup to sprint from 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds. The 2005 model year trucks also benefited from strengthened chassis and recalibrated suspension. SSR production ceased on March 17th 2006 by which time some 24,112 had been made available to the public. Finished in Smokin’ Asphalt with Ebony leather upholstery, this particular example was supplied new by Huntingdon Chevrolet Inc of New York to Frank P. Agliardi of Massapequa on January 19th 2005. Imported to the UK and road registered as ‘HX54 CRU’ less than three months later, its original purchase price of $46,870 included the following options: Preferred Equipment Group (engine cover insert, heated / memory seats, electrochromic mirrors and Bose premium sound system), Auxiliary Gauge Package and Chrome Plated Wheels. Understood to have covered just 31,000 miles from new with supporting MOT history, the SSR boasts the more potent 6.0 litre LS2 V8 and associated uprated chassis plus four-speed automatic transmission. Still highly presentable, this cult pickup is offered for sale with original build specification sheet, brochure, various service invoices, sundry parts bills and a fresh MOT certificate.

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ESTIMATE £80000 - 90000 *

REG NO

388 UYY

CHASSIS 677636 According to its vendor this handsome matching numbers Jaguar `is in beautiful condition and in need of no work whatsoever’. A lefthand drive export model ‘388 UYY’ was sold new in 1953 via the company’s Los Angeles distributor Hornburg. As now, it was finished in Dove Grey complemented by Tan-coloured interior trim. Apparently it did a modest amount of racing in Arizona in the `70s, the area it spent most of its life in until being shipped to Germany in

1990, where it was stored in a container awaiting a renovation that was never completed. Fast forward to 2015 when it was acquired by a classic car company who sold it to the vendor a year later, following which he instigated a full body-off restoration, during which no corrosion was encountered. The refurbishment involved: a total bare-metal respray; full retrim, including dashboard and carpets; replacement hood; fresh chrome bumpers and grill; and new Guy Broad five-speed gearbox, wire wheels and tyres. The total of the parts alone was over £24,000 and the Jaguar is offered complete with Heritage certificate and V5C document.

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The stunning-looking XK120 Roadster caused a sensation when launched at the 1948 London Motorshow. Capable of 120mph and more, it immediately assumed the mantle of the world’s fastest production car. The equally elegant Fixed Head Coupe version followed in 1951 with the Drop Head Coupe completing the range in 1953. The key to the car’s electrifying performance was its all new, alloy-headed DOHC 3.4-litre, straight-six engine, the basic design of which successfully powered a whole range of Jaguars until the late `80s. In order to confirm the model’s top speed potential to the press, the second XK120 built was driven flat out on the Jabbeke straight, Belgium, achieving an astonishing 136.596mph in stripped form.

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MOTOR CARS 87 1984 FERRARI 308 GTS QV Current ownership since 1989

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ESTIMATE £60000 - 70000 *

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1981, Ferrari robbed its successful 308 GTB / GTS models of some 40 horsepower. Concerned about the consequent loss of performance, Maranello executive Eugenio Alzati became determined to give the 90-degree ‘quad-cam’ 2,926cc V8 its teeth back. Announced in October 1982 at the Paris Salon, the new QV or ‘quattrovalvole’ model was a revelation. Sporting - as its name suggests - fourvalve cylinder heads, it was credited with developing 237bhp at 7,000rpm and 192lbft of torque. Emissions friendly, it nevertheless boasted less noise, more power and better throttle response than its predecessor. Reputedly capable of sprinting from 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 158mph, the QV cars once again had the raw speed to match their sublime Pininfarina sculpted looks. The Targa-topped GTS variant of the 308 made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1977. Unlike 808 of the 2,897 GTBs that featured vetroresina (fibreglass) bodies, all GTSs were clothed in steel and were equipped with wet rather than dry sump versions of the engine. This very-smartly-presented GTS is a lefthand drive 1984 example finished in traditional Ferrari Rossa Corsa paired with Crema hide interior trim. It was first registered to an Alexander John Charles Gandini and had covered 54,000 kilometres by the time the vendor and his wife purchased the car for £39,000 five years later. Since then it has resided among a

comprehensive history file, that dates back to 1989.

private collection of some 20 to 30 vehicles and

The Prancing Horse also comes complete with its

always been professionally maintained. The currently

full complement of original owners’ manuals and

indicated mileage of 73,650 kilometres is warranted

factory service book, plus a current MOT valid to

by the paperwork within the accompanying

October 9.

REG NO

VHV 860

CHASSIS ZFFLABB00051651

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MOTOR CARS 88 2005 FERRARI 575M MARANELLO ‘HGTC’ Rare example and just 15,200km from new

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ESTIMATE £150000 - 170000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Including the 559 Superamerica convertibles,

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2,056 examples of Ferrari’s much-vaunted 575M Maranello model were delivered worldwide between 2002 and 2006. However, records confirm that around 80 were equipped the complete HGTC pack like the very desirable low-mileage, two-owner example offered here and its understood only around 30 to the sale cars exact specification. Finished in the classic colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Nero leather interior trim and carpets, it was delivered new on April 1, 2005 by Swiss main dealer Garage Foitek AG, Zurich to HP Stutz of Uitikon Waldegg. The order included a roll cage in addition to the HGTC pack that comprised: carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide composite ceramic brake system - 15.7in, six pot, red-coloured calipers front / 14.2in four pot, red-coloured calipers rear; performance tuned suspension; low-restriction exhaust; 19in alloy wheels; OMP-supplied, Ferraricrested race harnesses plus conventional seat belts; and large, carbon fibre-backed sports seats. This fabulous Ferrari has only covered some 15,200 kilometres (c.9,500 miles) to date, a fact supported by the immaculate service records by Garage Foitek

manual transmission, it is offered complete with:

and then in 2015 at 13,497km at (Forza Service

Schedoni owners’ wallet and service book; owners’

B.V., Oss. Netherlands). The most recent entry

manual and ‘quick’ drivers’ guide; Ferrari roadside

covering an annual service and cam belt change.

assistance directory; Hi-Fi warranty; alarm and

This stunning 533bhp Prancing Horse was

navigation systems handbooks; hand torch; spare

displayed at the 2015 FOCGB National Concours

key; factory-supplied tool and first aid kits; with

and was a class winner at the 2016 FOCGB

tailored leather cover; warning triangle; and EU

Northern Ferrari day. Presently considered by the

Certificate of Conformity.

vendor to have ‘excellent’ Berlinetta bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, V12 engine and six-speed

REG NO

EU-Reg

CHASSIS ZFFBT55B000141262

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MOTOR CARS 89 1977 PORSCHE 911 S TARGA Nearly Last in line of 2.7 model

REG NO

UPP824R

CHASSIS 9117212706

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ESTIMATE £42000 -52000 *

The now ubiquitous Porsche 911 entered production in 1964. The design was the work of Dr Ferry Porsche’s eldest son, Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche and the company’s joint founder and chief body engineer

Erwin Kommenda. The car featured rack and pinion steering and both torsion bar suspension and disc brakes all-round and was initially powered by a drysump, air-cooled, 2-litre, flat six engine. In 1968, the wheelbase was increased by 57mm, the rear overhang reduced by the same amount, and some 22lb saved from the (overhung) engine crankcase. These changes greatly improved the car’s handling. Since its birth, the 911’s story has been one of continual evolution. Early on, the engine capacity had been increased to 2.2 litres and during 1971 it rose to 2.4 litres and in 1973 to 2.7-litres. The Targa top option for the 911 was introduced in 1967 and was an immediate success. Initially it featured a folding rear window but fairly soon acquired a fixed rear screen. Now UK registered, this delightfully original-looking and apparently unrestored lefthand drive K-Series 911 S was produced in the last weeks of the 2.7 run and supplied new by Felton Porsche CA in 1977. It remained in California with just two family owners for 38 years, the last 26 of which were spent in dry storage. Its comprehensive specification includes: oil cooler; Blaupunkt Bamberg stereo system with additional amplifier, four speakers, and electric antenna; competition 38mm steering wheel; sports seats; power windows and passenger mirror; centre console; rear wiper; black rather than chrome exterior trim; colour-keyed headlight rims; and headlight washers. Finished in Sienna Metallic Brown and trimmed in Tan-coloured hide, the vendor informs us that ‘UPP 824R’ has ‘never been under sealed and the panels are all original’. Serviced within the last 100 miles it is now being offered complete with: its original service book, handbook and sales brochures; Porsche Certificate of Authenticity; its full original toolkit; and pair of keys. An increasingly rare opportunity.

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ESTIMATE £70000 - 80000 *

1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 ROADSTER 90 Subject to £90,000 restoration

What are known as the Series 3 cars were introduced in

This very impressively-presented righthand drive

1971. With the exception of a handful of now very rare

home market Roadster has been the subject of a

examples, they were all fitted with a new 5.3-litre V12

£90,000 refurbishment which included the front wings,

engine. The original (short) wheelbase was discontinued

doors and bootlid being replaced and the whole car

The E-Type or XK-E as it was known in the USA, made

and the revised car offered only as Roadster (now

treated to a bare metal respray in Black. The interior

its debut at the Geneva Motor Show of 1961. From birth,

based on the longer 2+2 floorpan) or 2+2 Coupe.

was completely retrimmed in Biscuit-coloured hide,

the car was available either as a Fixed Head Coupe or a

Production of the Series 3 cars continued until the entire

the engine overhauled with new timing chains and a

two-seat Roadster. The engine size was increased from

model range was superseded by the XJS in 1975; by

refurbished manual gearbox installed. The instruments

3.8 to 4.2-litres in October 1964. With the change came

which time some 15,000 V12-engined cars had been

were also overhauled and the original wiring replaced.

a sweeter all-synchromesh gearbox, better brakes and

produced - most of which were exported to North

First registered in London in 1973, ‘VLL 623M’ currently

more comfortable seats. For 1966, a 2+2 version of the

America. The Series 3 cars are readily identified from their

displays a mere (though unwarranted) 14,358 miles and

Coupe was added to the range. It was 9in longer and

predecessors by the large cross-slatted radiator grille,

is now seeking a new owner in time for some wind-in-

featured a more vertical windscreen.

flared wheel arches and V12 badge on the rear.

the-hair spring motoring.

REG NO

VLL623M

CHASSIS 1S2361BW

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MOTOR CARS 91 1921 WOLSELEY TEN ‘200-MILE’ RACE EVOCATION Faithful copy of Captain A.G. Miller’s Works Brooklands Racer

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ESTIMATE £40000 - 50000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Britain’s biggest motorcar manufacturer at the outbreak of World War One, Wolseley built HispanoSuiza aero engines under licence during the hostilities before developing its own designs. Part of the Vickers Group, it did not want for funds and was able to unveil three new models of 10hp, 15hp and 20hp at the Olympia Motor Show during November 1919 (though, production proper did not begin for over a year). Benefiting from Wolseley’s aero engine expertise, the 10hp featured a sophisticated 1260cc four-cylinder OHC engine and three-speed transaxle. Beautifully made, the newcomer was - at £545 - also considerably more expensive than many of its rivals. Keen to boost sales, Wolseley’s managing director Arthur McCormack tasked Captain A.G. Miller with establishing a competition department in 1921 (Miller had enjoyed notably success the previous year with two 1914 Opel Grand Prix cars). Bodied as a single-seater in polished aluminium, Miller’s first Wolseley Ten racer rose to prominence in late 1921 when it set ten new (1.5-litre class) speed records at Brooklands including averaging 81.79mph for 500 miles! Christened `Moth’, the record breaker was said to be comparatively standard mechanically apart from a high-lift camshaft, alloy pistons and larger carburettor etc. Suitably encouraged, Miller ordered a two-seater version to be built for the Junior Car Club’s highly prestigious annual 200-Mile Race at Brooklands. Finishing 8th-in-class at an average of 66.2mph in 1922, the two-seater performed even better the following year finishing 10th overall at an average of 76.25mph. Contesting other events aside from the one it had been constructed for, the `200-Mile’ car came 3rd in the 1922 Armistice Meeting and 2nd in the 1923 BARC August Meeting. The success

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of `Moth’ and the `200-Mile’ car even convinced future Bentley Boy Woolf Barnato to commission and campaign `Moth II’. Sadly, the link between Miller and Wolseley was severed when McCormack resigned at the end of 1923. Thereafter, the Miller Wolseleys faded into obscurity with none surviving to the present day. Inspired by enthusiast John End’s recreation of `Moth’, Colin Thomas set about making a faithful copy of the `200-Mile’ car in the early 1980s. Using an original 1921 Wolselely Ten rolling chassis as the basis and ably assisted by John End, he tasked master craftsman Phil Kneller with reproducing the twoseater’s exquisite polished aluminium bodywork from period photographs. Non-standard parts were faithfully manufactured from drawings such as the high-lift camshaft, three-inch diameter outside exhaust pipe, extended oil filler neck to facilitate quick pitstops and bespoke outside handbrake etc. Debuting at the VSCC’s Prescott Meeting in August 1984, Thomas’s `200-Mile’ Evocation appeared in the Club’s Bulletin publication several times and, along with End’s recreated `Moth’, was the subject of an article by Bill Boddy in Motor Sport magazine.

Acquired by Stephen Battye for his impressive Yorkshire Car Museum during 2003, the Wolseley was carefully stripped and reassembled after a period of dry storage. The engine and transaxle were overhauled (with the former receiving a new correctspecification carburettor). The steering and braking systems were inspected and a new bulkhead and dashboard fabricated. As well as appropriate Wolseley instrumentation, the cockpit received new Black leather upholstery. The leaf springs were rebound in glace cord and `Wolseley 1’ sign-written on the radiator cowl and nearside tail to better mimic Miller’s original. Kept in carpeted surroundings for the last few years, the `200-Mile’ Evocation is wonderfully detailed and certainly rewards close inspection. Formerly used for sprints / hillclimbs, the Wolseley is offered for sale with a VSCC Buff Form (expired), V5C Registration Document and history file. Needless to say, this jewellike Vintage racer would cost considerably more than its guide price to restore today!

REG NO

CJ 4328

CHASSIS 30982

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MOTOR CARS 92 1971 TRIUMPH TR6 Substantial body and mechanical restoration

ESTIMATE £19000 - 22000 *

Triumph’s TR series began with the unveiling of a prototype (the TR1) at the 1952 London motor show. The TR2 was launched the following year, and so began a series of two-seater sports cars that ended in 1981 with the last of the TR8s. The evolution was steady but continuous and the TR6 unveiled in 1968 was effectively a cleverly updated TR5. For the body revisions Triumph naturally turned to the Italian who had styled the TR4/ TR5 - Michelotti. However, he could not meet their schedule and the squaring off of the nose and tail were eventually achieved by the German designers at Karmann. The car’s underpinnings were broadly as per the TR5. A total of 94,619 examples were produced, a mere 8,370 of which were sold on the home market. ‘FHV 1J’ belongs to the latter group. Among the previous owners was one who employed it for the Revington Hillclimb and Sprint Championship - hence the roll over bar - as well as travelling through Europe on numerous holidays and rallies. He sold it to a Mr Attfield in 1995, who only retained for a few months before ownership passed to a Mr Board who enjoyed the car for a further 19 years before the vendor took possession. He has recently treated ‘FHV 1J’ to a total engine overhaul by S & M Triumph of Lincoln, during which hardened valve seats were installed, the fuel injection system refurbished, and a new clutch and high torque starter motor fitted. At the same time the Triumph was resprayed and a new hood put in place. This smartly-presented TR6 is now offered complete with a comprehensive file of the extensive work carried

REG NO

FHV 1J

CHASSIS CP526420

out over the years, including Heritage Certificate, photographs of the restoration, old MOTs that verify the current mileage (the original speedometer was replaced in 1991), and one valid into December.

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ESTIMATE £25000 - 30000 *

REG NO

H9 ORP

CHASSIS SCAZS00A6LCH33743 This utterly immaculate Silver Spirit II has had a total of five owners, who between them have apparently amassed no more than 15,150 miles over 28 years. Totally unrestored, it is finished in the striking combination of Acrylic Georgian Silver over a Dark Metallic Blue, while the interior is trimmed in Blue-piped Parchment-coloured hide. The Rolls was supplied new by Mann Egerton of Norwich and is considered by the titled vendor to have nothing less than ‘excellent’ bodywork, two-tone paintwork, sumptuous interior

trim and Blue carpets, V8 engine and automatic transmission. Apparently once a show car, ‘H9 ORP’ is well known to the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club and is now being offered complete with; upgraded radio with Blue Tooth as well as the original audio system; factory build sheets and inspection records; comprehensive history file; the original bill of sale dated 8/6/1990; the original factory pack of owners’ manuals and service book; and a pair of Rolls-Royce blankets and umbrella. A unique opportunity. The Fritz Feller-penned Silver Spirit debuted at the 1980 Paris Salon. It was not entirely new, however, and employed the floorpan of the outgoing model as well

1990 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT II 93 15,150 miles from new

as its proven OHV 6,750cc V8 powerplant. The opulent incomer was lower and longer than the Silver Shadow and featured a considerably larger glass area. Courtesy of its finely-tuned Girling hydraulic self-levelling suspension, it was said to provide the best roadholding ever offered by the marque. It was also the first RollsRoyce to feature a retractable version of the Spirit of Ecstasy - it automatically withdrew into the safety of the radiator shell if dislodged from its standard position. There were a total of four iterations of the Silver Spirit, via which it remained in production until 1998, by which time BMW had obtained an interest in the manufacturer and the Spirit was replaced by the BMW V12-powered Silver Seraph.

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MOTOR CARS 94 1977 FERRARI 512 BB

1 of just 101 & 33,300 miles from new

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ESTIMATE £240000 - 280000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION By the time the Daytona needing replacing, Enzo Ferrari had

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been won over by the mid-engined concept for his sports cars. The smaller Dino had proved to be a big hit and the midmounted offerings of his competitors were proving popular enough. The Pininfarina-designed 365 GT4 BB (where BB stood for Berlinetta Boxer) therefore became Ferrari’s first such 12-cylinder road car. It was first presented at the 1971 Turin Motor Show and then a revised version debuted at the Paris Salon of 1976, for which the 512 nomenclature of Ferrari’s racing past was resurrected. Aside of an increase in engine size to 4,942cc and a higher compression ratio of 9.2:1, the 512 BB featured a deep chin spoiler, NACA style brake cooling ducts on the flanks, wider rear tyres, twin rather than triple rear lights and twin rather triple exhaust tailpipes. The performance was as impressive as you might expect, the engine’s 360bhp being sufficient to propel the Ferrari to 62mph in around 5.4 seconds and on to a top speed of nearly 190mph. Some 929 BB 512 examples wre produced before the model was replaced by the Boxer’s final iteration - the fuel-injected BB 512i. The handsomely-presented sale car was supplied new to Adplans of London by Cooper Car Sales, Leicestershire. 1 of just 101 RHD examples its finished in Red over Black complemented by Black hide upholstery, it’s been in the current ownership since 2012 and evidently covered just 33,300 miles from new. It benefited from a new clutch in 2012 and, more recently, the replacement of the plugs, distributor cap and handbrake lever, and retune of its Weber carburettors. The Boxer is now offered complete with: original order form; sales brochure, book pack and service book, tool kit; large collection of invoices; details of previous keepers; and an advisory-free MOT into February 2019. The registration ‘BB 512’ is available by separate negotiation.

REG NO

T.B.A.

CHASSIS 21725

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MOTOR CARS 95 1934 ASTON MARTIN 1.5 LITRE 12/50

LONG CHASSIS TOURER

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ESTIMATE £80000 - 95000 *

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wheelbase Standard chassis, ‘G3/297/L’ was originally bodied as a saloon and finished in black / maroon with black leather. The accompanying chassis card shows the first owner as one E C Peacock Esq of Castleford. Two further owners are listed, the most recent being W G Paddon (1946), while the AMOC Register records the car as participating in the 1938 International Scottish Rally driven by Christopher Angell. Angell modified the car with ‘helmet’ front wings and twin outside exhaust pipes, and repainted it white. An old-style continuation logbook lists Roy French as owner in 1968, followed by Richard Loveys, from 1971. By then it had been re-bodied as a tourer, as evidenced by reference to a 1967 advertisement in accompanying correspondence. Some restoration work had been done by Roy French, including the interior; nevertheless, it was decided to strip the car down to the chassis and rebuild it. Various specialists, principally Morntane Engineering, carried out the works, which were completed in 1979. The car was now painted white with green interior, retrimmed later in tan leather. Richard and Sandra Loveys used the car extensively over the next 35 years, as recorded in its lengthy entry in the AMOC Register. As well as AMOC events, the Aston took part in the two-day Norwich Union Classic Run on numerous occasions, and in 2005 formed part of the St George’s Day parade at

In 2016 the car was repainted in dark blue and

Windsor in front of HM The Queen. The Loveys’ last

trimmed with burgundy leather. A new hood,

entry is for the year 2013 when the car attended no

tonneau and sidescreens were also fitted. Offered

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fewer than seven events.

with detailed history file and Swansea V5C.

CHASSIS G3/297/L

UG 8090

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MOTOR CARS 96 1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKIII Home market & matching numbers example

ESTIMATE £47000 - 52000 *

Bucks. It was built with a considerable number of desirable factory-fitted options including: overdrive, wire wheels, adjustable steering column, tonneau cover, laminated windscreen and heater. Fifty two years on, and the mileage stands at an eminently credible (be it unwarranted) total of 93,700. In 2009 the car benefited from an overhaul of its twin SU carburettors and the installation of an electronic ignition system. The gearbox and overdrive unit were overhauled in 2016, and in recent times the Healey has been repainted in its current shade of Blue, retrimmed in Blue-piped Cream hide and treated to a fresh Blue mohair hood. Taking all these improvements into account, the vendor presently views the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, straight-six engine and manual four-speed gearbox as all being `very good’ order, and is now selling the 3000 complete with Heritage certificate, collection of old MOT’s and invoices plus a fresh MOT certificate. The Austin-Healey 100 was the toast of the 1952 London Motor Show, from when the newcomer enjoyed steady development. The four-cylinder cars gave way to the 100-Six of 1956, which in turn was replaced by the first of the 3000s in 1959. The final iteration was the 3000 MKIII, which was launched in October 1963 and mildly upgraded (Phase 2) in May the following year. The most powerful and luxurious of all the derivatives, it had lively performance courtesy of its 150bhp straight-six engine and featured such niceties as wind up windows and a

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APO373C

CHASSIS H-BJ8/32551

Unlike many Big Healeys we see these days, `APO

walnut-veneer facia. 3000 production closed at the

373C is a genuine matching numbers, home market

end of 1967 after 42,926 had been made, 17,712 of

example that came off line in July 1965 destined

which were MKIIIs.

for the dealer Cogger and Hawkins of Aylesbury,

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ESTIMATE £30000 - 34000 *

REG NO

GMA102C

CHASSIS K-A2S4/553495 This interesting and very original `dry’ suspension Cooper S was despatched to supplying dealer Joseph Cockshoot & Company of Stockport Cheshire on December 5, 1964. The accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms it was finished in Black over Tartan Red and trimmed in Red and Gold. The Morris has been in the vendor’s care for over 43 years, during which time it has served as a rally car, but is now back in road trim following a programme of conversion and refurbishment in 2010/2011. The

intension was to retain as many of the original parts as possible, so the vendor nowadays describes the Mini’s condition as `good rather than concours’. The one major departure from standard specification is the engine block, which is the stronger version from a 1300 GT of the same era, but the original thin-flanged 1275 one (bored out to +40 but never decked) is included in the sale. The bodyshell was in good shape so no new panels were required, while the floor was repaired with period parts. The gearbox and twin SU carburettors are original. The suspension was overhauled using mainly new old stock items, while the brake calipers

1964 MORRIS MINI COOPER S 1275 97 Current ownership for 43 years

were reconditioned and re-installed along with new brake lines/pipes etc. The rear drums were renewed. The seats are of the Paddy Hopkirk bucket variety that came with the car. The wiring loom and speedometer are original but the carpets have been replaced as the originals were mislaid during the car’s rally days. `GMA 102C’ nowadays rides on Minilitestyle wheels shod with period tyres. According to the vendor, only around 300 1275 Coopers Ss were equipped with the desirable `dry’ suspension as fitted to this car, and while some were ordered with the optional extra fuel tank and oil cooler, this fascinating and desirable Cooper has neither to this day.

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MOTOR CARS 98 1990 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT II Used as reliable daily driver

REG NO

ESTIMATE £8000 - 10000 *

H72 XUW

99 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

REG NO

R922EDB

CHASSIS SCAZS00A7LCH33413

CHASSIS 1G1YY22G7W5117516

The Silver Spirit was launched at the Paris Salon in 1980. Penned by Fritz Feller, it

‘R922 EDB’ is a lefthand-drive fifth (C5) generation example of the immortal Corvette

was a welcome replacement for the long-serving Silver Shadow and the first of a new

line of sports cars that began with C1 in 1953 and continues with the C7 today. It

generation of models that spawned the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Touring Limousine

is finished in an attractive shade of Metallic Blue teamed with Red-coloured brake

and Park Ward for Rolls-Royce, and the Mulsanne and Eight Series cars of its sister

calipers and Beige leather interior trim. Its 5.7-litre LS1 V8 engine benefits from a

company Bentley. Ultimately, there were a total of four iterations of the Silver Spirit,

stainless steel sports exhaust that’s complemented by a pair of fast-flow catalytic

via which the popular model remained in production until 1998. The tidy-looking Spirit

converters and Magnaflow tail section, plus a K&N air filter. Other improvements over

II on offer features Metallic Green bodywork teamed with Green-piped Black hide

the standard specification include uprated brake discs, suspension drop links and alloy

interior trim. The vendor presently grades its bodywork, interior trim, V8 engine and

wheels. The vendor currently classes the Targa-style bodywork, paintwork, all-alloy

automatic transmission as ‘excellent’ and the paintwork as ‘good’. A combination of

small-block engine and rear-mounted automatic transmission as being in ‘excellent’

the Rolls’ general condition and MOT history suggest the modest indicated mileage

order and the interior trim as ‘very good’. The Chevy presently indicates a credible

of 43,047 is quite likely to be correct. Used as a daily driver, the vendor advises it

93,000 miles and comes complete with a service book containing lots of stamps and

has ‘excellent oil pressure and everything works as it should’ including the electrically

an MOT valid until May 12 of this year.

operated and heated front seats. The current MOT is valid into September.

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ESTIMATE £14000 - 16000 *

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1967 SAAB SONETT V4 Rare example

ESTIMATE £14000 - 18000 *

100

1962 TRIUMPH TR3B

REG NO

YMO252F

REG NO

CHASSIS

000503

CHASSIS TSF/233-L

ESTIMATE £24000 - 28000 *

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Un-Reg

The Sonett was a lightweight fibreglass-bodied sports car manufactured between

The TR3Bs were the final batch of 3,331 TR3s built solely for the American market

1966 and 1974. Sonett I never progressed beyond prototype stage, but 258 Sonett

in 1962. The first 500 TSF series examples were equipped with the 1991cc engine

IIs were produced, powered by the two-stroke Saab 96 engine. When this no longer

mated to the all-synchromesh gearbox of the TR4, while the ensuing TCF series

met federal emission regulations Saab adopted Ford’s 1498cc V4 unit for both the

versions featured both the 2138cc engine and TR4 gearbox. The sale car is a TSF

96 and Sonnet. Ultimately 1,610 V4 Sonetts were made, virtually all of which headed

model that was repatriated from the USA in 1993, upon which it was treated to a

for the USA, including the Blue sale car that came to the UK via Connecticut in 1997.

sympathetic and detailed restoration, including conversion to righthand drive. Ill

It was resprayed in 1998 and subject to £5,000 worth of improvements in 2008. For

health has prevented any subsequent use of the car, meaning the next keeper will

the last four-plus years it’s been owned by a Saab enthusiast who presently classifies

be the first name on the V5 and all NOVA documents are in place for the vehicle

the engine and manual transmission as ‘excellent’ and the bodywork, paintwork and

to be UK registered. The vendor rates the bodywork, interior trim, engine and

black interior trim as ‘very good’. Now displaying 108,800 miles, ‘YMO 252F’ rides

transmission as ‘excellent’ and the paintwork as ‘very good’, and is offering this

on rare alloy wheels and comes complete with sale brochure, workshop manual,

lovely TR with Heritage Certificate and MOT, plus history including photos of the

collection of old MOTs and invoices plus a current MOT certificate into October 2018.

restoration.

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MOTOR CARS 102 1980 LAND ROVER 109 STAGE ONE V8 ESTIMATE Ultra rare series 3 Stage One V8

REG NO

£10000 - 12000

103 1997 MERCEDES-BENZ SL 320 *

GOX548W

37,800 miles from new

REG NO

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

P166CCT

CHASSIS LBCAV1AA124247

CHASSIS WDB1290632F149879

Niche models generally have added attraction for collectors and it’s no surprise they

Mercedes-Benz introduced their fourth generation SL, the imposing R129-series

appear to be hanging on to Series III Stage One V8 long wheelbase Land Rovers, only

in October 1989. A technical tour de force, its balletic electric roof operation still

just over 100 of which are thought to remain road legal. The unmolested, matching

impresses today. At launch, its advanced specification included all-round independent

numbers example offered is finished in White matched to Black vinyl interior trim

suspension, ABS brakes, power-assisted steering, remote central locking, electric front

and tilt. Prior to the vendor’s purchase from a Milton Keynes policeman in 2012, it

seats, door mirrors and windows. Despite having automatic transmission as standard,

benefited for a fresh camshaft and timing chain, and has since been treated to £4500

the R129 was the choice of many Formula One drivers during the early nineties such

of refurbishment that included new hubs, master cylinder and parabolic springs.

was its tenacious grip and fine poise. The sale example of Mercedes-Benz’s extremely

No lover of ‘trailer queens’, the vendor classes ‘GOX 548W’ as ‘solid and reliable’

popular R129 was first registered in 1997 and is finished in Ruby Red matched to a

and regards the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, V8 engine and fourwheel-drive

Cream leather interior. Supplied new by Jacksons of Jersey ‘P166 CCT’ displays just

transmission as all being in ‘good’ order. With Land Rover itself offering a brand new

37,800 miles and comes complete with hardtop and AMG alloy wheels. Offered with

V8 Defender in celebration of its 70th anniversary, ‘GOX 548W’ is a topical offering.

its original book pack with handbooks plus service book and collection of invoices this smart looking Mercedes has a current MOT certificate into June 2018.

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1951 CHEVROLET 3100 PICKUP

ESTIMATE £16000 - 18000 *

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1940 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION

REG NO

YVL 420

REG NO

CHASSIS

8JPC7110

CHASSIS G36480

ESTIMATE £20000 - 25000 *

105

UXS 828

This delightful lefthand drive truck was imported to the UK from Florida in 2015 and

By the late 1930s Studebaker’s sales were in sharp decline but rather than cut costs

has clearly been the subject of a major restoration and customisation programme. It is

the management gambled everything on a clean sheet design. Launched in April 1939,

equipped with coil over suspension at the front, plus power steering and brakes - the

the resultant Champion was the lightest car in its class. The Indiana-based company’s

brakes and rear axle were all sourced from a `74 Chevrolet Nova. The 327ci (5.36-litre)

engineers had acquired models from four domestic and four foreign competitors and

small block Chevy V8 engine was reconditioned c.8,000 miles ago and is said to give

meticulously stripped them to see where weight could be saved. Equipped with a 2700cc

good oil pressure. It is equipped with Edelbrock manifold and 4-barrel carburettor,

straight-six engine, manual transmission, independent front suspension and hydraulic

plus electronic ignition. The pickup’s specification nowadays includes electric Chrysler

drum brakes, the Champion could reputedly return almost 33mpg (a figure no rival could

300 seats, electric windows, air conditioning, electric wipers, rear mounted fuel tank

match). The first Studebaker to be penned by Raymond Loewy’s renowned industrial

and battery, and a removable tow bar. The eye-catching ensemble rides on Corvette

design studio, initial variants comprised a four-door Cruising Sedan, two-door Club Sedan

slotted mag wheels and is finished in a deep shade of Red complemented by Black

or three-passenger Coupe. Stealing a march on America’s `Big Three’ manufacturers, the

interior trim. Chevrolet’s 3100 model was a member of its so-called Advance-Design

Champion returned Studebaker to profitability. Finished in Tan with Tan / Brown upholstery,

series that ran from 1947 to 1955.

this left-hand drive example is described by the vendor as `excellent’ with regard to its engine, gearbox, bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment and interior trim. Reportedly resident in Portugal from new until being imported to the UK in 2015-16, the Studebaker is further understood to have been treated to a professional `nut and bolt’ restoration and to `drive superbly’. A decidedly rare sight on British roads, it is worthy of close inspection.

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MOTOR CARS 106 1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 2+2 Home market example

ESTIMATE £34000 - 38000 *

Jaguar’s now immortal E-Type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show of 1961. Like the XK 120 before it, the newcomer was the fastest production car of its time - its 3.8-litre straight six engine allowing a 0-60mph acceleration time of just over seven seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. The model underwent its first major surgery in 1966 when, feeling there needed to be a version in which customers’ children could share the E-Type experience, Jaguar introduced the 2+2 Fixed Head Coupe (known as the XKE in America, where most examples were sold). A rear bench seat was accommodated by increasing the wheelbase by nine inches and adding two inches to the roofline. The airy 2+2 however benefited from the same fully independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and disc brakes as its two-seat sibling. By now, the E-Type range was powered by a 4.2-litre version of the company’s ubiquitous DOHC, straight-six engine, which developed 265bhp and 283 lb ft of torque. The first E-type model to be offered with automatic transmission, the 2+2 was in production for a total of five years, during which time some 5,599 Series 1 and 5,326 Series 2 examples were built.

REG NO

WWD 55H

CHASSIS 1R35572BW

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According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate, this home market Series 2 model vacated the factory on October 23, 1969 and was delivered to its first owner, a Mr F A Croshas of Tamworth, Staffs, by the dealer P J Evans of Birmingham. It was finished in Cream and trimmed in Black-piped White leather. A matching numbers car, its bodywork is still Cream in colour, but in recent times has been treated to a new Black interior and overhaul of its DOHC 4.2-litre XK engine. Currently registering 88,500 miles from new, the Jaguar comes complete with original owners’ manual and service book.

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ESTIMATE £27000 - 30000 *

REG NO

812 GBL

CHASSIS TS4593 Triumph’s TR Series began with the unveiling of a prototype at the 1952 London Motorshow. It was built around the chassis of the pre-war Flying Nine, the suspension from the Mayflower and the engine out of the Vanguard. Trials showed it to handle poorly, however, and the design was not progressed - the improved TR2 being launched the following year instead. Motor magazine’s road test of a TR2 in 1954 achieved 11.9 seconds for the 0-60mph sprint and an ultimate speed of over 107mph. The publication

apparently commented that the Triumph was ‘the lowest-priced British car able to exceed the magic 100mph barrier’. The test vehicle concerned was priced at £900 with taxes, and included £56 for the optional overdrive. The model was a success for Triumph, who achieved their aim of making a twoseater Roadster of appeal to the American market. A total of 8,628 TR2s were built, just 2,823 of which were for the home market. This exceedingly handsome original ‘home market’ example was first registered in November 1954 and is one of the later ‘short door’ versions. The car has had just four owners since 1970 and was acquired by the

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last keeper some 10 years ago. It has just emerged from a decade-long body-off ‘nut-and-bolt’ restoration, during which it was treated to many replacement body panels and new: front disc brakes and 60-spoke powder-coated wire wheels; brightwork; front and rear lights; windscreen; tonneau cover; Red leather upholstery and carpets; and Moto-Lita steering wheel. The vendor regards the TR as ‘being restored to a very high standard, with an as-new interior and detailed engine bay’. He is now offering it with extensive history file including photographic record of the restoration, TR Register correspondence, and old-style green logbook dating from 1970. A splendid specimen of an increasingly sought-after model.

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MOTOR CARS 108 1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY

‘FROGEYE’ SPRITE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £18000 - 20000 *

788 JBJ

109 1961 LAMBORGHINI 2R

REG NO

ESTIMATE £20000 - 25000 *

EU-Reg

CHASSIS ANS45978

CHASSIS T.B.A.

The first generation Sprite was launched in Monte Carlo immediately prior to the 1958

Mention Lamborghini and most enthusiasts will conjure up images of a Miura or

Monaco Grand Prix and, thanks to its prominent bonnet-mounted headlights, quickly

Countach or maybe the more contemporary Gallardo or Huracán, but the fact is

became known as the ‘Frogeye’ - a moniker that has stuck to this day. It’s impossible

Ferruccio Lamborghini’s successful tractor empire preceded his supercar one by no

not to smile at the sight of one, and this very original-looking 1961 example certainly

less than 15 years, and it was reputedly only an argument with Enzo Ferrari over a

looks capable of giving many years of happy motoring to its next keeper. Finished

faulty clutch in his Ferrari 250 GT that prompted Signore Lamborghini to embrace cars

in arguably the best colour combination of White bodywork and Red interior trim,

as well as farm vehicles.

‘788 JBJ’ was restored in 2003 but retains its original chassis and 948cc A Series engine. It has apparently only had four owners from new and is presently regarded by

The perfect stablemate for your Gallardo is surely therefore this gorgeous 1961 2R

the vendor as featuring ‘excellent’ bodywork, leather interior trim, paintwork, engine

FL3. Finished in the strident livery of Blue and Orange, it is powered by a 36bhp three-

and manual gearbox. He is now offering it complete with comprehensive history file

cylinder engine of 2193cc and comes complete with PTO and pick up hitch, as well

comprising lots of invoices and old MOTs, plus one valid until August 4th. How could

as its Italian log book and NOVA declaration. This splendid-looking beast has only just

you resist?

emerged from a thorough ‘nut-and-bolt’ restoration that was performed by renowned Italian vehicle specialists Ermes & Nicola Formilan. Sensational!

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2002 MERCEDES-BENZ CL 500

ESTIMATE NO RESERVE *

110

1984 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2.0 S3

REG NO

S55 PDT

REG NO

CHASSIS

WDB2153752A025210

CHASSIS ZARBA5410E1020293

ESTIMATE £8500 - 9500 *

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A337BKU

Introduced in 1992, the CL Class was the coupe derivative of the S-Class saloon

For those of a certain age, the immortal Alfa Spider inevitably conjures up images

powered by a range of power plants including a 5.0 V8 as offered here. Many

of the hit romantic comedy film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne

consider this unit one of the all-time best that Mercedes have produced. With better

Banks. The lefthand drive example on offer hails from 1984 and is a third generation

handling due to a lighter front end than its V12 siblings, 0-62mph was achieved in

car finished in Cream with complementary Black hood and interior trim. It resided

6.1 seconds with a potential autobahn-storming top speed of 155mph.

in the rust-free environment of Las Vegas until very recently and its (Bosch) fuelinjected 2.0-litre engine was treated to a top end overhaul back in 2013, while since

This example has been in single family ownership from new having been supplied

arriving on these shores the Alfa has benefited from a full respray in its original colour

by Mercedes-Benz of Tonbridge where it has been serviced ever since at mileages

plus new brake pads, speedometer cable, seats, door cards, carpets and hood. It

of 3678, 6359, 8586, 10197, 14379, 18106, 21085, 23676 and 26084. Now

now wears the UK registration ‘A337 BKU’ and is MOT’d into August of this year.

displaying an extremely low c.31,000 miles, it has been fastidiously maintained, and

Series 3 Spiders are instantly recognisable for their rubber tipped bumpers and soft

it would be hard to find another with such a history and low mileage. Finished in

rubber rear spoiler.

blue with beige interior this lovely CL coupe is also accompanied by a Swansea V5 and current MoT to 20 April 2018. Most definitely a potential future classic and one for the shrewd investor.

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MOTOR CARS 112 1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2 SPEEDSTER 1 of 64 UK-supplied (C16) examples and current ownership since 1998

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ESTIMATE £100000 - 120000 *

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amazing that Porsche took twenty-five years to launch a similarly minimalist drop-top 911. Brainchild of Peter Schutz and Helmuth Bott (the company’s then President and Technical Director respectively), the Carrera 3.2 Speedster was visually distinguished from its Cabriolet sibling by a bespoke, more steeply raked aluminium-framed windscreen, simplified hood hidden beneath a distinctive `double hump’ moulded polyurethane tonneau cover, lower slung sports seats and frameless side windows. The work of in-house stylist Tony Lapine, its distinctive lines were enhanced still further by the option of `Turbo-look’ bodywork (which also entailed uprated suspension and brake components). A strict two-seater unlike the rest of the 911 range, it was powered by a 3164cc flat-six engine allied to the preferred G50 five-speed manual transmission. Living up to its name, the Speedster was capable of 0-60mph in 6 seconds and 152mph. Although previewed as

premium for the Speedster despite terming its roof

a concept car at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show,

a `rain hat’ and demanding that original purchasers

the model did not enter production until January

sign a disclaimer as to water and wind ingress!

1989. Notable as the last 911 variant to be derived from the same basic bodyshell as the 1963 original,

One of the sixty-four UK cars, chassis

the Carrera 3.2 Speedster was also the final 911

WPOZZZ91ZKS151277 was built to the following

to be assembled at the old Zuffenhausen factory.

specification: Impact absorbers front and rear (058),

Known internally as Option M503, the last of 2,104

Blaupunkt Toronto Radio Cassette player (330),

examples rolled off the production line during July

Sports seat left, electric height adjustment (383),

1989. All but 171 customers specified the more

Sports seat right, electric height adjustment (387),

dramatic `Turbo-look’ bodywork with America and

Front and rear spoiler delete - i.e. none fitted (470),

Germany proving the biggest markets. Of the 129

Turbo-look bodywork (491), Amplifier (494), Luggage

right-hand drive Speedsters made, just 64 were to

compartment velour carpet (975), Guards Red paint

UK `C16’ specification. Embracing the less is more

(L80K) and Cashmere Beige upholstery (LC). First

philosophy, Porsche charged a not insubstantial

road registered as `THE 89S’ on August 1st 1989,

REG NO

T.B.A.

CHASSIS WP0ZZZ91ZKS151227

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MOTOR CARS 112 1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2 SPEEDSTER 1 of 64 UK-supplied (C16) examples and current ownership since 1998

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ESTIMATE £100000 - 120000 *

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whom was Christopher Nowicki of Loughborough. Although, the vendor’s ill health means that the low recorded mileage of 17,500 cannot be warranted, it certainly appears correct. Factory stickers are still present in the door jamb and under the luggage compartment lid. Pleasingly retaining its original engine and running well during our recent photography visit, we could not discern any sign of previous accident damage or repair. Maintained in-house by the owner’s ex-Holbay mechanic, the Speedster still carries its original space saver spare wheel (with unused Vredstein tyre), Porsche plug-in air compressor, jack, tool roll and Blaupunkt stereo (complete with instructions). Issued with an `advisory free’ MOT certificate which runs until January 2nd 2019, the two-seater is currently undergoing a cherished number plate transfer. Rare, desirable and coming to market for the first time since 1998, this seemingly low mileage `C16’ Speedster is worthy of close inspection.

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MOTOR CARS 113 1932 INVICTA 12/45 SALOON Rare survivor, 1 of 2

REG NO

EK 8896

CHASSIS L171

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ESTIMATE £35000 - 40000 *

Seeking something constructive to do following WWI, Hugh Eric Orr-Ewing and Noel Campbell Macklin established, in quick succession, the Eric-Campbell and Silver Hawk marques. However, neither satisfied the restless Macklin who (financed by Earl Fitzwilliam and the Lyle brothers of sugar fame) then created the rakishly-British Invicta brand. No stranger to marketing, Macklin organised for his attractive sister-in-law Violette Cordery to head an endurance test at Monza, at which four international and 33 Italian records were broken. 1930 brought the 4.5 Litre S-Type model with which Donald Healey had great success in the Alpine and Monte Carlo rallies and Raymond Mays set records at Brooklands and Shelsley Walsh. However, largely as a result of the Wall Street crash, Invicta ceased trading in 1933 and Macklin went on to create the Railton marque with Reid Railton. The Invicta now offered is a rare survivor of the 1.5 model introduced in 1932 in an attempt to widen the marque’s appeal. Indeed, ‘EK 8896’ appears to be one of just two Saloon-bodied examples remaining, which is probably due in no small part to its first owner’s lengthy retention - a story documented in the January 1949 issue of Motor Sport. Subsequent keepers include one the very first vintage car collectors and ERA owner Dudley Gahagan and, more recently, former Invicta club registrar Duncan McGregor, during whose tenure ‘EK 8896’ shared a garage with Mays’s aforementioned Shelsey and Brooklands record breaking car. The sale car’s files document most of it post-war history and include: some lovely shots of it at Oulton park in the ‘50s, various bills, owners reports regarding work undertaken, and an original buff log book from the post-war period. With 4.5 Litre examples now in the £1-2million bracket, ‘EK 8896’ is a relatively affordable route to acquiring a rare survivor of the Invicta marque.

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ESTIMATE £25000 - 30000 *

REG NO

NAW445G

CHASSIS KA2S61151476A It was Alec Issigonis that introduced, to an unsuspecting public, a new genre of small car in 1959. However, it was John Cooper of Formula One fame who created what was arguably the grandfather of today’s hot hatches. With its front-wheel drive layout and Hydrolastic suspension, the Mini was endowed with handling that put it ahead of many established sports cars and was soon tearing up the racetracks of the world as drivers put these abilities to great

advantage. With so much potential for tuning, a high-performance derivative was inevitable, and it was Cooper’s garage that supplied the necessary ingredients to properly exploit the inherent qualities of the Mini’s chassis. Blessed with more power and better braking thanks to front disc brakes, the Mini Cooper embarked on a stellar motor sport career that culminated in outright wins on the 1964, 1965 and 1967 Monte Carlo Rallies. Accompanied by its original buff logbook and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, this example is known to have been first registered in Shropshire on August 1st 1968 and to have just three keepers

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all of whom lived within a few miles of each other. Deemed by the seller to be in remarkably original condition, the Mini is understood to have sported its four front-mounted fog and spotlights from new. Fitted with optional works bucket seats and twin fuel tanks, the Cooper S rides on 10-inch Minilite alloys and benefits from servo assistance for its front disc brakes. Electronic ignition and subtle wheelarch extensions are more modern additions. Showing a warranted 85,000 miles to its odometer, `NAW 445G’ possesses a current MOT certificate valid until October 31st 2018. All in all, here is your chance to grab a delightfully original example of an iconic Mini Cooper S at a very reasonable price with a lovely history.

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MOTOR CARS 115 1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL

ESTIMATE £70000 - 80000 *

Mercedes have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954 when the landmark 300SL was unveiled. The similarly styled, but mechanically unrelated, 190 followed in 1955, completing the first generation of cars. Their successor was the W113 series. The last of the line, the 280 SL, was launched in 1968. Blessed with the same effortlessly elegant Paul Bracq styling as its earlier siblings, it was powered by a new seven bearing crankshaft 2,781cc straight-six engine that developed 170bhp and 180lb ft of torque. The SL was equipped with all-round independent suspension - double wishbones and coil springs at the front and coil sprung swing axles at the rear. Braking was by power assisted on all corners and steering was by recirculating ball. The car’s ‘square’ track gave notably sure-footed handling. Able to blur the divide between city streets and open roads with ease, the majority of 280 SLs were specified with four-speed automatic gearboxes and power assisted steering. Some 23,885 were made by the time production ceased in 1971, virtually half of which were exported to the USA. This popular W113 series of cars was replaced by the all new and substantially heavier R107 350SL/450SL range.

REG NO

H990EGU

CHASSIS 11304412017958

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The 280 SL on offer is a lefthand drive, automatic transmission 1970 example finished in the appealing combination of Silver bodywork and Black upholstery. Apparently supplied new to the US market, it was imported into the UK in 1990. Recent attention has included a body respray, engine overhaul and the installation of a period radio at the cost of £390. `H990 EGU’ is now being sold complete with hard and soft tops, service book, Mercedes-Benz dating document, collection of invoices, and an MOT valid into February next year. A chance to acquire a matching chassis and engine number example of the most desirable of all 113 series SLs.

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ESTIMATE £40000 - 45000 *

REG NO

H410NTF

CHASSIS ZFFDC33000083277 The so-called T was the final iteration of Ferrari’s mid-engined Mondial model range produced from 1980 to 1993 and differed markedly from its earlier siblings both inside and out. The T referred to the re-positioned drivetrain that, as per Ferrari F1 cars of the period, featured the engine mounted longitudinally driving through a transversely positioned transmission. This set the pattern for the marque’s mid-engine V8 cars for years to come and endowed the T with

1989 FERRARI MONDIAL T CONVERTIBLE 116 1 of just 53

far superior handling to previous Mondials, whose

We are delighted to offer this notably original and

engines were mounted higher up and across the

unmolested right-hand drive manual transmission

frame. For ease of maintenance, the revised drivetrain

example, finished in the classic combination of

was fixed to a removable subframe. Other Ferrari firsts

Rosso Corsa with Cream leather interior. Offered with

embodied in the Mondial T included power-assisted

its original tool kit, leather wallet, handbooks and

steering, three-position electronically controlled

service book plus a collection of invoices, H410 NTF

suspension and ABS as standard equipment. Power

has covered come 63,500 miles from new and was

was provided by a dry-sump V8 unit of 3.4-litres

last serviced with Terry Keys motorsport in 2015.

developing 300bhp - sufficient to cover the 0-60mph

More recently attention has been paid to the electric

sprint in 5.6 seconds. Production ran for just over four

windows. The vendor currently rates the engine,

years during which 1010 Cabriolet versions were built,

gearbox, interior, paintwork and bodywork as all being

just 53 of which were right-hand drive.

in ‘good’ condition. A striking example, it is offered with a current MOT into February 2018.

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MOTOR CARS 117 1982 PORSCHE 911 SC TARGA Recently serviced

ESTIMATE £24000 - 28000 *

Extraordinary as it may now seem, by the time Porsche launched the SC in 1977, the 911 line was supposed to be in its death throes and soon to be replaced by the vastly different 928, but won a last minute reprieve - a decision enthusiasts have celebrated ever since. The newcomer featured an engine of rather different construction, size and character. The crankcase was now of aluminium rather than magnesium, and the crankshaft stronger and equipped with larger bearings. The fan had fewer blades in order to reduce noise and, more fundamentally, the capacity had risen from 2687 to 2994cc. The unit was fed by Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and mated to the 915 series five-speed gearbox. Servo brakes were standard. The power output of the early SC’s was actually 20 horsepower down on that of its predecessor (180 as opposed to 200bhp). However, new camshafts endowed the unit with a higher, flatter torque curve that made the car easier to drive and virtually as quick overall. Nevertheless, the output was increased to 188bhp in 1979 and 204bhp in 1981. The additional specification of the £1,500 optional ‘Sport’ package included: front air dam; large rear wing; forged Fuchs alloy wheels rims - 6in front/7in rear; gas-filled dampers; Recaro seats; Blaupunkt stereo/radio cassette and electric aerial.

REG NO

VPD221X

CHASSIS WP0ZZZ91ZCS141262

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The smartly-presented Sport Targa offered here is finished in Silver teamed with half-leather Blue/Grey interior trim. It has benefited from a service and new clutch within the last 100 miles and comes complete with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, pair of keys, plus its original tool kit and sales brochures. It has apparently never been restored and currently displays a total mileage of 91,915 and, though at one stage declared a Cat C stolen / recovered, the Vendor informs us the 911 has been ‘extensively looked over and all the panels appear original and in good order’.

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ESTIMATE £28000 - 32000 *

REG NO

Jaguar lay untouched for some five years until rescued by the vendor.

XKZ 545

CHASSIS 72 ‘XK2 545’ is a unique Jaguar XK140 Evocation based on Autotune’s Aristocat kit and further enhanced by the vendor. Finished in Red allied to a sumptuous Red-piped Black interior, the car was originally built by a Captain Jim Roberts and correctly registered by Autotune. Roberts regularly used the car opentopped until removing it from the road to recondition the engine, change the transmission from automatic to manual, install twin alloy fuel tanks etc. However, in the middle of the process his job took him abroad and the

He subsequently invested two years extensively modifying and generally improving the car. He treated it to a quality respray after modifying every bodywork panel; fitted a curved windscreen, quarter-lights and wind-up windows; and installed a bespoke interior, new lights, rechromed bumpers, and custom-made copper exhaust system. In common with the original keeper, he took a ‘no-expense-spared’ approach to the project, as the intention was to keep it indefinitely. However, his circumstances changed and somebody else will now benefit from the time and money that

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have been lavished on the car - the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, 4.2-litre XK engine, and fourspeed manual gearbox of which he now regards as all being in ‘excellent’ condition. Designed by Autotune of Rishton, Lancs., the Aristocat was an Evocation ‘within the spirit of’ the Jaguar XK140, and employed the running gear from a donor XJ6 or XJS housed within a purpose-designed steel spaceframe chassis. Created to suit a range of budgets, it could be built using as much as 80 percent of the donor car components, even including the seats and dashboard. Utilising unmodified XJ suspension resulted in the Evocation being a more practical five inches wider than an XK120 or 140, but only and inch more than the XK150.

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MOTOR CARS 119 1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 SL Beautiful example

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ESTIMATE £90000 - 110000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION The 190SL was introduced in 1955, the year

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Mercedes-Benz swept all before it on the Mille Miglia with the 300SLR, the graceful new twodoor convertible grand tourer being sold alongside the road-going version of the SLR, the 300SL, whose styling it strongly resembled. In fact, the underpinnings of the two cars were quite different and, while the 300SL had a purpose-built tubular spaceframe (W198), its smaller sibling was built on a shortened version of the ‘Ponton’ saloon (W121) platform, which was of a monocoque construction. The 190SL also boasted an all-new engine, an over-square SOHC straight-four unit of 1897cc that produced some 105bhp, sufficient to propel the car to a maximum speed of 112mph. The engine was coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox operated by a lever between the seats. The suspension comprised double wishbones and coil springs at the front and a coil-sprung swing axle at the rear. Steering was by recirculating ball and braking by power-assisted drums all round. Built to the highest standards and among the quickest comparable cars of the time, the 190SL featured a well-appointed cockpit, notably comfortable for its occupants with relatively generous luggage space. Under the circumstances, even the steep asking price did nothing to deter purchasers.

This simply stunning left-hand drive example has

bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, four-cylinder

The convertible could be ordered with or without a

Black bodywork matched to a Red hide interior.

engine and all-synchromesh transmission as all being

removable hard top. There was also the option of a

Having vacated the Stuttgart production line, it is

in ‘excellent’ condition. Offered with duties paid and

third seat that was placed transversely behind the

understood to have been delivered new to the USA

NOVA document, this handsome Mercedes is now

front ones and big enough to carry an adult. The

and has recently found its way back across the

ready to be UK registered.

190SL continued in production until 1963, when both

Atlantic to the UK. We are informed it received an

it and the 300SL were replaced by the Pagoda. By

extensive restoration by its long-term US keeper

this time over 25,000 190SLs had been built.

before his death. The vendor currently rates the

REG NO

Un-Reg

CHASSIS 1210408500683

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MOTOR CARS 120 1973 ISO FIDIA

1 of only 16 RHD produced

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ESTIMATE £55000 - 65000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION The striking Giorgetto Giugiaro-penned Fidia was the

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only four-door model produced by Iso Automoveicoli SpA, 192 of which were manufactured between 1967 and 1975. The sales material carried the slogan ‘le quattro poltrone piu veloce del mondo’ - ‘the four fastest seats in the world’. The luxurious interior was notable for its polished wood and hand-stitched leather, but high development costs pushed the purchase price above that of a contemporaneous Rolls-Royce. Not that this deterred the rich and famous - the second example was purchased by John Lennon. Early versions were powered by 5.4-litre Chevrolet powerplants, and later ones by Ford 5.7-litre units driving through ZF manual transmissions or Ford ‘Cruise-O-Matic’ automatic gearboxes. Only 16 Fidias were reputedly equipped with righthand drive, of which seven were Ford powered and few remain, making the sale car rare by any standards. Finished in the stylish combination of Mid Metallic Blue bodywork and Champagne-coloured hide interior trim, ‘SVX 895M’ was manufactured in July 1973 with the additional options of a large capacity sump, oil cooler, electronic ignition, power steering, automatic transmission, Michelin tyres, seat belts and electric sunroof. It was imported into the UK by Lancia dealers Wood and Krailing. Among its four previous keepers are the importing dealership

has been overhauled and vented brake discs

and Chris Lackner, the UK President of the Iso

installed. This rare, rapid and sumptuous GT car is

& Bizzarrini Owners’ Club. Now displaying some

currently viewed by the vendor as having ‘excellent’

54,000 miles, the Fidia has been treated to several

engine and transmission and ‘very good’ bodywork,

desirable upgrades in recent years, including the

paintwork and interior trim, and is now offered

substitution of alloy cylinder heads and the later Ford

complete with quality McIntosh sound system, Nardi

AOD automatic transmission, while the suspension

steering wheel and MOT to September 14.

REG NO

SVX895M

CHASSIS B310179/D

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MOTOR CARS 121 1982 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE

Formerly owned by Kenny Baker of R2D2 Star Wars fame

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ESTIMATE £28000 - 32000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION The first production Rolls-Royces to bear the

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Corniche moniker were the Coupe and Convertible versions of the Silver Shadow launched in 1971. In common with the Saloon, the newcomers were penned by in-house designer John Polwhele Blatchley and the underbody and floorpan crafted by Pressed Steel Fisher. Initial assembly was then carried out by Mulliner Park Ward of Willesden, London - by then a wholly-owned division of RollsRoyce. At this stage the cars were transported to the main factory in Crewe for the installation of the running gear, before returning to London for the trimming, painting and finishing. Power was provided by the company’s venerable all-alloy 6.75-litre V8. This was mated to a GM Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Suspension was independent by coil springs all round, augmented by a Citroen-originated hydraulic self-levelling system. Braking was by discs, with ventilated units being phased in for 1972. Though not immediately dubbed as such, the Series II version of the Corniche arrived in 1977, bringing with it rack and pinion steering and alloy and rubber bumpers in place of the previous chrome items. It was also notable for a switch to alloy for the radiator manufacture and the addition of an oil cooler. Running changes included the adoption of the rear suspension from the Silver Spirit, Flying Lady mascot and Bosch fuel injection.

character R2-D2 in Star Wars. It features Metallic Blue coachwork teamed with sumptuous Blue hide

The apparently very tidy Mulliner Park Ward-bodied

interior trim, Blue Everflex roof and near new lambs

Corniche II Fixed Head Coupe now offered is a May

wool blue overmats. The car’s total mileage to date

1982 example reputedly once owned by the English

is understood to be 76,000 and it comes complete

actor Kenny baker; best known for portraying the

with an MOT valid into March of next year.

REG NO

HGD897X

CHASSIS CRH0050641

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MOTOR CARS 122 1971 MARCOS GT

In current ownership since 1970s

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ESTIMATE £26000 - 30000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Marcos was founded in 1959 by Jem Marsh and

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Frank Costin, and it was Costin’s earlier work on the De Havilland Mosquito that led to the newcomer’s first monocoque chassis being constructed from marine plywood. The later Luton-built versions benefited from less radical styling by Dennis Adams and were powered by a range of Ford engines. Nine Xylons and 13 Luton Gullwings saw the light of day, many of which were raced - light and nimble, they were very successful; especially in the hands of Jackie Stewart, Jackie Oliver and Marsh himself. Costin left the company in 1961, following which all design matters fell to Dennis Adams and his brother Peter, and it was their GT of 1964 that really put Marcos on the map. By 1969 the famous wooden chassis had been usurped by a more conventional steel one, and by 1971 Ford V6 power had been exchanged for that of the Volvo straight-six engine. 1965 had witnessed the debut of the successful Malcolm Newell-penned Mini Marcos kit car while, contrary to popular opinion, the ensuing Mantis M70 2+2 sold well, and it was problems over an American export shipment that forced Marcos into liquidation in 1972. This Marcos is a 1971 example of the popular GT, powered by the 3-Litre Volvo engine of the time. Stunningly presented, it is finished in a fetching shade of Orange that’s teamed with Cream-coloured hide and Red carpets. It has been in the current ownership for all but two years of its life, and served

it has travelled a mere 3,000 miles. This pristine

as the main source of transport for the vendor until

example of the marque is now offered complete with

the mid-’80s. In recent times it was treated to a

photographic record of the work carried out and

comprehensive £25,000-plus restoration, since when

MOT valid into July.

REG NO

WLJ 42J

CHASSIS 3V5897

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MOTOR CARS 123 1929 FORD MODEL A 5-WINDOW COUPE ESTIMATE Originally a California car

REG NO

£12000 - 14000

124 2000 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE *

BF 8449

Spent most time in Florida and Spain

REG NO

ESTIMATE £16000 - 18000 *

Y469WFC

CHASSIS 1660879

CHASSIS 1G1YY32G415103586

The Model T phenomenon lasted 18 years, but by 1926 even Henry Ford had to

A discernible improvement on its predecessor, the fifth generation or C5 Corvette was

admit that the car that ‘put the world on wheels’ had finally run out of steam. No

introduced in 1996. Commendably light and stiff, its hydroformed box frame chassis played

follower of convention, he terminated T production on May 26th 1927 immediately

host to composite transverse-leaf independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and

after the 15 millionth example had rolled off the line, despite having nothing to

four-wheel disc brakes. Powered by a new alloy 5.7 litre LS1 V8 engine, the two-seater

replace it with. Henry himself directed the development of: a new longer, lower-slung

boasted 51:49 weight distribution thanks to rear-mounted transaxles which housed either

chassis; a Howard Hicks-designed 3285cc, four-cylinder engine; three-speed manual

four-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Initially rated at 345hp/350lbft,

transmission and novel electrical system. By the time the Model A made its debut on

the powerplant was breathed upon to develop 350hp/365lbft for the 2001 model year.

December 2nd, there was a backlog of 400,000 orders for a car nobody had seen!

Weighing less than 1,500kg, the C5 Corvette Convertible was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and 164mph. Proof of the design’s fundamental soundness, the

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Finished in Green over Black with Red pinstriping and Brown upholstery, this Five-

racing C5-R versions were regular class winners at the Le Mans 24-hours. Finished in Torch

Window Coupe is described by the vendor as being in ‘very good’ condition with

Red with Red leather upholstery, this more potent 2001 model year example is described

regard to its bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, gearbox and interior trim,

by the vendor as `excellent’ with regard to its engine, automatic transmission, electrical

while he rates the paintwork as ‘good’. Formerly resident in California but now UK

equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Supplied new in Florida, the two-seater

registered, the Ford’s time in sunnier climes is understood to have helped preserve its

migrated to Spain before being UK registered during 2015. Treated to a major service by an

steel bodywork. Said by the seller to ‘drive well’ and be ‘very original’, this appealing

American car specialist last year, it boasts the optional Heads-Up Display (HUD). Offering

left-hand drive Model A has recently seen service with a film hire company.

huge performance per pound sterling, this striking `Vette is MOT’d until April.

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1972 COVIN 911 EVOCATION

ESTIMATE £9000 - 11000 *

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1997 BENTLEY TURBO R LWB

REG NO

XJB909L

REG NO

CHASSIS

3622122384

CHASSIS SCBZP15C5VCH59683

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

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P169YGJ

This most convincing looking evocation was subject to a body-off overhaul by a

This splendid-looking example of a much-loved model features Pearlescent Metallic

previous owner in 2012 including a new floor and tunnel, new shock absorbers, brake

Blue bodywork matched with a Blue-piped Cream hide interior. Garaged all its life,

pipes, steering and suspension joints. Correctly registered as a GPC Coupe (Grand

‘P169 YGJ’ has dwelt in the warm dry, climate of Southern Spain in recent years

Performance Cars having taken over Covin) it has covered just c.1600 miles since.

and, being one of the last of the Turbo R line, benefits from all the refinements

Finished in McQueen Slate Grey (resprayed 2011) with black leather interior, the car’s

associated with those final year cars, plus a very expensive Alpine audio and SAT/

specification includes: VW 1600cc air-cooled twin port engine breathing through ‘new

NAV system. It is also a long wheelbase model that boasts such niceties as a

this year’ twin Weber 34ict carburettors with CB Performance twin port inlets and

console-mounted gearchange and the larger specification alloy wheels. The car

balance pipe and new CSP bell crank carb linkage, electric fuel pump, sump plate, ‘new

comes complete with an extensive maintenance history - initially Rolls-Royce but

this year’ EMPI loud dual exhaust system plus manifold with extended stainless steel

more recently courtesy of a Bentley specialist in Marbella, who has recently serviced

tailpipes, 993 black leather electric seats, Momo steering wheel, Porsche dials, 12v

the car and installed a fresh battery and air conditioning compressor. Also equipped

socket, electric windows, Sony stereo/CD, chrome dress up parts to engine bay, fire

with a new ‘Flying B’ mascot, the Turbo is now offered complete with original

extinguisher etc. The headlining and carpets are described as “excellent” whilst the rare

manuals and service book and is said by the vendor to ‘drive beautifully’ and is

Revolution alloys are shod with matching tyres all round. Accompanied by a Swansea

offered with an MOT certificate into December 2018.

V5C and current MoT to 6 June 2018, it is said to turn heads wherever it goes.

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MOTOR CARS 127 1970 MORRIS MINI COOPER S MKII

REG NO

ESTIMATE £15000 - 20000 *

CLR326H

128 1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SLC

REG NO

DMA655X

CHASSIS K-A2S6-1187185A

CHASSIS WDB10702522000364

The value of classic Minis has rocketed in recent years, and whereas a while ago

Sharing the same basic (R107) platform architecture as its convertible sibling, the

enthusiasts were busy modifying them to taste today’s predominant requirement is

Mercedes-Benz 450SLC fixed head coupe was introduced in 1972. A full four-seater,

for examples that have either been professionally restored or remain unmolested.

equipped with independent suspension, power steering and disc brakes, it proved

‘CLR 326H’ falls into the latter category and is believed to be highly original save

a refined grand tourer. Predominantly allied to automatic transmission. This example

for replacement front wings. The vendor presently grades the A Series engine and

is finished in Sliver with a Blue leather interior and has covered 89,000 miles from

manual gearbox as ‘very good’, the bodywork and Black interior trim as ‘good’, and

new having been in the current ownership since 1989. Offered with an extensive

the White over Blue paintwork as ‘average’, as there is some evidence of micro-

history file and original service book stamped up to 89,000 miles, ‘DMA 655X’ has

blistering. The Cooper has reputedly been owned by a doctor for some 22 of its 48

recently emerged from long term dry storage and has been subject to a degree of

years. Somewhere along the way, the rest of its history has been mislaid so the car’s

recommissioning. Fitted with optional extra such as sliding sunroof, cruise control and

only accompanying paperwork is the current V5. The mighty Mini’s specification

air conditioning we are informed the Mercedes ‘runs well’ with ‘good’ oil pressure and

includes reclining front seats and the odometer currently displays just 9,709

is understood to be offered with a fresh MOT by the time of sale.

(unwarranted) miles.

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ESTIMATE £11500 - 13500 *

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1935 GRAHAM MODEL 68 SALOON Subject to £18,500 restoration

ESTIMATE £8000 - 10000 *

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1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL

REG NO

VAS 269

REG NO

CHASSIS

13558013

CHASSIS WDB1070412A048941

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

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C164CES

The Graham on offer is a 1935 Model 68 Saloon with a 116 inch wheelbase chassis

While even Mercedes-Benz quality has faltered occasionally over the years, the

powered by a 3.7-litre engine. It was manufactured by General Motors in Port

durability of its third SL model, the R107 Series, has long since been beyond doubt.

Elizabeth, South Africa, from where it was imported in 2003 and purchased by the

Its production run spanned 19 years, during which 237,287 SLs and 62,888 SLCs

vendor. Seven years ago ‘VAS 269’ was treated to an £18,500 restoration of its body,

were manufactured; a very high percentage of which are still providing sterling

engine and gearbox and the vendor now regards the bodywork, Maroon paintwork

service. The 300 SL replaced the 280 in 1985 and was powered by a SOHC 2962cc

and Tan-coloured interior trim as ‘excellent’ and the six-cylinder engine and four-

straight-six engine. The variant’s lighter weight provided a handling advantage over

speed manual gearbox as being in ‘very good’ order. The recorded mileage of 65,500

its bulkier V8 siblings, and its output of 185bhp endowed the handsome Roadster

is believed to be genuine and this delightful righthand drive post-vintage Saloon is

with rapid acceleration and adequate top speed of 130mph. This 1986 example is

now being offered complete invoices and photos pertaining to the restoration, current

finished in an attractive shade of Blue with matching interior trim. It was the subject

V5C and an MOT valid into February of next year. Emigres from the world of truck

of an £11,371 restoration and repaint by the SL Shop in 2011, and comes complete

manufacture, the American brothers Joseph, Robert and Ray Graham built cars from

with hard and soft tops and a large collection of invoices and old MOTs, plus one

1927 to 1940.

valid into February 2019.

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MOTOR CARS 131 1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6

Current ownership since 1972 and less than 81,000 recorded miles

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ESTIMATE £170000 - 210000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Unveiled at the 1965 London Motor Show, the

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DB6 was notable for being the first Aston Martin model to be engineered following the company’s move from Feltham to Newport Pagnell. Although, a direct development of the DB5, with the same visage, the newcomer enjoyed notably better high-speed stability thanks to the provision of a Kamm tail with built-in spoiler, and superior interior space courtesy of a 3.7-inch longer wheelbase and taller roofline. Grafted over a sheet steel platform chassis, the four-seater’s hand-finished aluminium panels helped contribute to the claimed kerb weight of 3,232lbs that was actually only 17lbs heavier than its predecessor. Praised by the contemporary motoring press for its poise and handling, the DB6 employed all-round coil-sprung suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and rack-andpinion steering. Powered by the fabulous Tadek Marek designed 3995cc DOHC straight-six engine, the model boasted some 282bhp and 280lbft of torque in standard tune and could be had with five-speed ZF manual or three-speed Borg Warner automatic transmission. A contemporary road test found a manual DB6 to be capable of 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds and 150mph. A total of 1,327 MKI Saloons were produced between October 1965

everyday car. The vendor and his wife finding that

flywheel renewed and a fresh clutch fitted (complete

and the MKII’s July 1969 arrival.

its back seats were capacious enough to take their

with associated slave cylinder and hose). Newport

boys to rugby practice and its potent straight-six

Pagnell-trained, Chisholm not only reupholstered

First registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne as ‘LVK

untroubled by towing the family speedboat. Laid-

the seats in Red leather but also installed a new

37D’ on 11th January 1966, this particular example

up in a heated garage during 1979 due to the

headlining, door cards and carpets.

- chassis DB6/2470/R - entered the current

demands of a busy veterinary practice, the DB6 was

ownership some six years later. Acquired from a

nonetheless treated to much work over the next two

local acquaintance who is believed to have been

years. The sills and jacking points were replaced

its second keeper at an indicated 63,000 miles,

and repairs made to the suspension location points.

the Aston Martin was pressed into service as an

The rear axle was overhauled by Roadstyles, the

REG NO

LVK 37D

CHASSIS DB6/2470/R

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MOTOR CARS 131 1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6

Current ownership since 1972 and less than 81,000 recorded miles

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ESTIMATE £170000 - 210000 *

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION Thereafter, the suspension was refurbished with new parts as necessary, while a thorough overhaul

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of the brake system saw the callipers stripped and uprated with stainless steel pistons, the discs / pads renewed and various cables / hoses replaced. The radiator was recored, an electric fuel pump added and the triple SU carburettors rejuvenated. The rev counter was recalibrated and a stainless steel exhaust fitted. New wire wheels were sourced along with new electric window motors and wing shields / rubber seals. More recent fettling carried out over the past eight years or so has encompassed a bare metal respray in its original Silver Birch livery and an upgrade to electronic ignition. The windscreen and badging have been renewed as have the four tyres / tubes. The factory-fitted engine (number 400/2379) has had its cylinder head converted to unleaded by Aston Engineering. Starting readily upon inspection and manoeuvring easily whilst being photographed, it is hoped but not guaranteed that ‘LVK 37D’ will possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale. Kept in a heated garage for the past thirty-nine years and coming to market for the first time since 1972, this appealing DB6 shows a highly credible 81,000 miles to its odometer and is offered for sale with continuation green logbook, cloth cover, original handbook, workshop manual, Heritage Certificate, sundry old MOTs dating back to 1974 and numerous parts receipts.

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MOTOR CARS 132 1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA 22,200 miles from new

ESTIMATE £110000 - 130000 *

Ferrari’s mid-engined, flat-12 Testarossa was unveiled to an expectant media on the eve of the 1984 Paris Salon. Though an evolution of the 512BBi, it had a markedly different appearance. To avoid the high cabin temperatures of its predecessor, it featured a pair of rearmounted radiators rather than a single front-mounted one. This called for large, slatted intake ducts leading from the doors and rear quarter panels, giving the newcomer both its distinctive looks and considerable girth. The Testarossa name (Italian for ‘red head’) echoed Ferrari’s immortal Testa Rossa sports racing cars of the 1950s and the cam covers were painted red, as before. The five-litre Colombo-designed unit was very similar to that of the 512BBi but featured four-valves per cylinder. Together with other improvements, it produced a healthy 390bhp - sufficient to power the sleek new Prancing Horse to 60mph in just over five seconds and on to a top speed of some 180mph. The Testarossa reigned for seven years, before metamorphosing into the 512TR and finally the 512M.

REG NO

G662GVN

CHASSIS ZFFAA17C000083994

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For obvious reasons, examples of the 438 UK market right-hand drive cars come to market increasingly rarely these days. This one, finished in the classic combination of Rosso Red bodywork and Black hide interior, is a 1990 model that, to this day, has covered just c.22,200 miles. Having been in the current ownership since 2013, ‘G662GVN’ was subject to its annual service and cambelt change in 2014 by Ferrari specialist Kent High Performance cars featured in Classic and Sportscar’s 70th anniversary Ferrari magazine. Offered with leather wallet, handbooks, service book, large collection of invoices, old MOT’s, original parts catalogue, tool kit and fitted car cover, the vendor currently rates the engine, gearbox, interior, paintwork and bodywork as ‘very good’. This smart example is offered with an MOT certificate into February 2019.

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ESTIMATE £38000 - 42000 *

REG NO

PGU 171

CHASSIS BN1159517 Built in July 1954, PGU 171 was dispatched to Car Mart in London and, according to notes in the accompanying history file, retained by BMC as a press car up until 1957 during which time some 5,000 miles were covered. In 1957 it was purchased for a discounted £700 by Peter Wilkins, an employee in the Export Department, who owned it for ten years in which time he covered some 100,000 miles. During his ownership he competed in a number of sporting events including a 1961 BSCC

race at Silverstone and a 2nd place finish in the 1960 Oxford Police Safety Rally. Passing through a number of subsequent owners who are listed in the history file, it was then subject of a body restoration by Austin-Healey specialists Wheeler & Davies of Nuneaton and mechanical overhaul and conversion to M-Specification by none other than Denis Welch around 1987/88. The body restoration included the fitment of aluminium doors and wings, the front and rear shrouds being retained. The car was shown at the 1987 Classic Car Show at Alexandra Palace taking 2nd prize. A further 2nd place award was achieved in the Modified Big Healey Class at the 1989 Healey Weekend before PGU 171 was acquired by

1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 133 MODIFIED TO M SPECIFICATION

the Bamford Collection. A period of residency in Italy followed from around 2005 where the engine was overhauled in 2015. Recently re-imported to the UK, the original registration number has now been reallocated by DVLA. Finished in Green / Cream with Cream interior and Green carpet, this original UK market Healey is described as having “very good” bodywork, paintwork, engine, transmission and interior. It is accompanied by a good history file including a Heritage Certificate, assorted invoices relating to its previous restoration, correspondence regarding its history, a number of expired MoTs and Swansea V5c.

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MOTOR CARS 134 1967 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE

REG NO

AKX254E

CHASSIS 7T03A118116

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ESTIMATE £30000 - 40000 *

Just about the sportiest `small block’ Mustang Convertible that money could buy during the 1967 model year (with the exception of the unicorn K-Code cars), chassis 7T03A118116 was built with a 289ci (4.7 litre) A-Code V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission and the prized GT Equipment Group option: grille mounted fog lamps, power front disc brakes, dual exhausts, GT fuel cap, handling package, rocker panel stripes and GT emblems etc. One of only 283 soft-tops to be finished in Nightmist Blue with Black bucket seats that season (regardless of engine / gearbox choice), it was completed at Ford’s Metuchen plant on October 3rd 1966 and supplied new via Robin Ford of Glenolden, Pennsylvania. Sourced by the vendor from Georgia after a long search, the four-seater also boasts a power hood and air conditioning. Featuring a `garage door’ centre console and concealed stereo with Bluetooth phone adapter, the seller tells us that `AKX 254E drives incredibly well and starts immediately after the mandatory six pumps’. Presentable but not perfect, the paintwork is microblistered in places, this decidedly rare and appealing muscle car is offered for sale with c.£2,500 worth of receipts from Mustang Maniacs and a fresh MOT certificate. Go find another! Faced with increasing competition from the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Charger, Ford opted to comprehensively re-style its class-leading Mustang for the 1967-model year. Sporting a jutting grille, concave rear panel and widened sheetmetal, the newcomer was not only more visually imposing than its predecessor but also able to accommodate larger `big block’ engines. Faster in a straight line than their `small block’ siblings, the heavier powerplants inevitably lost out in the handling stakes. Steve McQueen as Lieutenant Frank Bullitt may have been faster in a ‘67 Shelby GT350 but looked oh so cool in his 390 GT Fastback!

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION One of just four “Hook and Ladder” examples built by Overland Amusements of Lexington, Massachusetts between 1949 and 1952 for

ESTIMATE £15000 - 20000 *

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amusement park, tourist attraction and carnival usage, this novelty ride combines a Crosley CD Four Pickup with a custom-made fifth wheel `hook and ladder’ trailer. The trailer features benches down both sides with wooden ladders hinging up and down to act as passenger restraints. Said to have been extensively restored whilst resident in a New Jersey museum for many years, it sports `Itty Bitty Fire Co’ livery and a complement of firefighting equipment: extinguisher, hose, axe, bell, siren and lights etc. A guaranteed head turner and perhaps welcome at the likes of the Goodwood Revival, the `hook and ladder’ is the only one of its kind outside of America. All four examples still exist and the last one to cross the block made $115,500 with Barrett Jackson in 2015! Founded by radio pioneer Powel Crosley, Crosley Motors Inc switched from two- to four-cylinder engines after WW2 adopting the innovative 44ci (722cc) CoBra (Copper Brazed) overhead camshaft unit which had proven its worth as a generator aboard PT boats and Boeing B17 Flying Fortresses. Evolving into the CIBA (Cast Iron Block Assembly) version for 1949, the OHC powerplant developed a quoted 26.5hp and 32.5lbft of torque and was allied to three-speed manual transmission. Current from late 1948 until Crosley closed its

Bogart and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The

doors on July 3rd 1952, the CD Four could be had

diminutive width of the Crosley at 48 inches is

as a Sedan, Coupe, Convertible, Station Wagon,

because they weren’t sold through dealerships

Pickup or Panel Truck. A Crosley won the first race

but department stores, and they had to get them

REG NO

at Sebring and famous owners included Humphrey

through the doors!

CHASSIS CD301797

VXS 469

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MOTOR CARS 136 1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 350 SL Mercedes Club trophy winner

REG NO

ESTIMATE £17000 - 19000 *

HPK692K

137 1937 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT

LIMOUSINE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £10000 - 12000 *

JK 7585

CHASSIS 10704322003021

CHASSIS 346463

The Mercedes 107 Series of SLs was built to last, but ‘HPK 692K’ appears to have

The Super Eight manufactured by Packard between 1937 and 1939 was an excellent

done even better than many. It won the Mercedes-Benz Club’s 40th Anniversary cup

driving machine, courtesy of such new refinements as independent front suspension

in 2012 for being the best 40 year old R107 in the club, and featured in the March

and hydraulic brakes. The last of the floor change Super Eights, it also featured a

2008 issue of Classic & Sports Car. Its vendor currently rates the bodywork and Signal

glorious facia dominated by five sizeable instrument dials. Power was provided by a

Red paintwork as ‘excellent’, the V8 engine and Black/Grey Tex interior trim as ‘very

320ci (5244cc) straight-eight engine of 135bhp. Some 5,793 Super Eights of one sort

good’ and the automatic transmission as ‘good’. In recent times the timing chain

or another were manufactured in 1937.

and tensioners have been replaced and the fuel system refurbished (during which the pipes were replaced with those of an ethanol-resistant material). The righthand

The right-hand drive example offered here is a 15th Series Limousine that formed part

drive September 1971 Benz’s comprehensive specification includes: rear seats and

of the private collection of the late William O’Donnell of Kenilworth, and was acquired

seat belts; wind deflector; matching hardtop and stand; soft indoor cover; owner’s

by him in the 1990s. Finished in Maroon over Beige matched to a Tan-coloured interior,

handbook signed by Mercedes driver extraordinaire Stirling Moss; and a large history

‘JK 7585’ has been retained in dry storage and has not been run for over five years

file. The odometer currently registers 143,378 miles.

now. However, we can confirm that the unit does turn over and that this splendid item of period Americana displays fine overall patina.

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION

1986 AUSTIN MINI

ESTIMATE £7000 - 9000 *

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1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 GEL

REG NO

D452YBC

REG NO

CHASSIS

SAXXL2S1020318637

CHASSIS WDB46322827079878

ESTIMATE £12000 - 14000 *

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J178JNP

This handsome righthand drive 1986 MKV Mini was the subject of a total bare

Development of the G-Wagen - short for Gelandewagen or ‘Cross Country Vehicle’

body restoration only three years ago, since when it has covered very few miles as

- began during the early 1970s at the suggestion of the Shah of Iran (then a major

a result of the owner moving abroad. The extensive work included comprehensive

Mercedes-Benz shareholder). Exhaustively tested amidst the German coalfields,

refurbishment of the engine and gearbox and the installation of fresh suspension

Sahara Desert and Artic Circle, the first workable prototype emerged during 1974.

and brake components and powder coated subframes. Featuring White over Grey

Entering production five years later, the G-Wagen began its metamorphosis from

bodywork and contrasting Black interior trim, ‘D452 YBC’ is considered by the vendor

functional off-roader to luxury SUV in 1981 when niceties such as air-conditioning

to have ‘excellent’ bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, 1380cc A Series engine and

and automatic transmission joined the options list. Available in short- and long-

four-speed manual gearbox, and comes complete with wide-rim Minilite-style wheels

wheelbase guises, Mercedes-Benz’s evergreen 4x4 was thoroughly revised for

and roll cage. What’s now classed as the Classic Mini was launched to an awed

1990. Rechristened the 463 G-Class, it gained a trio of electric locking differentials,

public in 1959, and continued in varying forms and under ever-changing management

full-time 4WD, ABS brakes and an upgraded interior complete with wooden

until 2000, by which time 5,387,862 examples had been produced. In 1999 it was

accents. The sale G-Class is a long wheel base example which is finished in Deep

voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Model T Ford.

Red. It boasts only having 2 previous keepers and is offered with a collection of old MOT certificates plus a current MOT into November 2018.

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MOTOR CARS 140 2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE

ESTIMATE £14000 - 18000 *

The stuff of motoring legend, Ford’s Thunderbird was in production from 1955 to 2005. The model was reintroduced in 2002 after a five year gap following a vogue for retro-looking designs harking back to the classic looks of the past blended with modern styling and mechanicals. Like the original version, the new Thunderbird was a two-seat coupe / convertible powered by a Jaguar-designed V8 allied to a fivespeed automatic gearbox. The eleventh generation Thunderbird was built at Ford’s Wixom Assembly Plant between 2002 and 2005. Having previously formed part of a large private collection, the stunning example offered here has just c.1800 miles registered on its odometer and is understandably described as being in “excellent” condition as regards its bodywork, red paintwork, engine, automatic transmission and black leather interior. Specification includes the Luxury Pack and a body-coloured hardtop complete with famous portholes. Acquired as a gift for the vendor’s wife, the car is only being offered for sale due to a change of plans. Offered with Swansea V5c and current MoT to 18 October 2018, with no successor scheduled by the manufacturer when production ended, this lastof-the-line Thunderbird is definitely one for the shrewd collector.

REG NO

GP51YTV

CHASSIS 1FAHP60A82Y119161

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

REG NO

A1 YDK

CHASSIS SAJJNAFD3EJ193628 By now, most XJSs are either looking rather downin-the-mouth or have been restored to one degree or another, which makes ‘A1 YDK’ something of a time warp example. In storage for many years and only recently recommissioned, it has had three keepers to date, with the vendor retaining it for the last 21 years. He describes the car as ‘completely unmolested and original, and as good underneath as it is on top’, and considers the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, straight-six engine and automatic transmission as all

being in ‘excellent condition’. The Jaguar is presented in the attractive combination of Blue bodywork teamed with Beige hide interior trim and presently displays a totally feasible (though unwarranted) total mileage to date of just 14,638. It comes complete with MOT valid until October 12. Based on the XJ saloon, the XJ-S (later XJS) was launched in September 1975 as a replacement for the legendary E-Type, though it was a cat of very different character. The excellence of its basic design was ably demonstrated by its total production life of 21 years, and comprised a two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round independent suspension,

1994 JAGUAR XJ-S 4.0 CONVERTIBLE 141 Time warp 14,000 miles example

four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted rack and pinion steering. However, the original version could only cheat time for so long, and in 1991 parent company Ford thoroughly reworked the luxury grand tourer at a cost of £50 million. With its sheet metal incorporating some 40 percent new panels, the rejuvenated model range sported a revised grille, headlamps, taillights, bumpers and rear wings. Its cabin, meanwhile, gained a new walnut trim facia and improved sports seats. The new version was powered by either a punchy 4.0-litre straight-six or soporific 5.3-litre V12 engine. The former developed 223bhp and 283lb ft of torque and could ably power the newcomer to a refined and relaxing top speed of 140mph.

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MOTOR CARS 142 1969 LAND ROVER 88 SERIES IIA Featured in the movie Peter Rabbit

ESTIMATE £10000 - 15000 *

accounted for some 62,000 sales in its first two years of production. In 1961, the subtly upgraded Series IIA benefited from an improved cooling system and is thought to have been the most successful variant, with sales around 1969/70 believed to have reached 60,000 units a year. The vendor advises this lovely-looking 88-inch Series IIA is something of a movie star; being one of two used in the forthcoming 3D live-action animated comedy film Peter Rabbit based around the famous characters created by Beatrix Potter. We are informed it was used for location shots in the Lake District wearing a false registration. Mr McGregor is played here by Domhnall Gleeson and his feud with the famous rabbit voiced by James Corden will be released in UK cinemas shortly having been on worldwide release since February. Acquired from film vehicle suppliers Action 99 Cars, HJM 774H is powered by a 2.25-litre petrol engine and was manufactured in 1969. Finished in a most attractive shade of Pastel Green with Tan interior, it is said to drive as good as it looks and will be accompanied by a fresh MoT in time for the sale. The seats have been refurbished and the Landie is described as being in “excellent” condition regarding its bodywork, paintwork, engine and transmission with “very good” interior, the vendor noting it would however now benefit from new door window rubbers.

REG NO

HJM774H

CHASSIS 24137274G

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A sympathetic update of its much-loved predecessor, the Land Rover Series II was introduced in April 1958. Available with a choice of 2.25-litre petrol or 2-litre diesel engines, the Series II

With values of Series One Land Rovers reaching giddying heights it cannot be long before the Series Twos follow and such a fine example with the added bonus of movie stardom is a very attractive proposition.

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION

ESTIMATE £24000 - 28000 *

REG NO

XPE262S

CHASSIS 10704422046571 When acquired this 450SL was said to have remarkably good bodywork though the car was a little neglected and provided the perfect starting point for a full refurbishment and recommissioning. The body has undergone a complete strip and repaint to the highest standards whilst other recent work has included refurbished brake callipers, new discs/ pads, a full suspension overhaul and wheel alignment and complete overhaul of the air conditioning system with new condenser, expansion valve and

dryer, refurbished compressor and upgrade to R134 refrigerant. Of particular interest is the new leather on the seats, door cards, rear panels and sun visors, sourced at great cost, which is expertly matched into the connolised interior. All alloy wheels are said to be in superb condition and shod with new Falken FK-07U tyres - including the spare. The car benefits from the fitment of an alloy bonnet, replacement soft-top, OEM-specification Bilstein shock absorbers, suspension overhaul with replacement bushes, a new radiator and new Mercedes original exhaust system from front to back. The vendor advises the car shows excellent oil pressure and drives superbly.

1978 MERCEDES-BENZ 450 SL 143 Freshly restored

Now showing 112,000 miles, it is finished in Black with Mushroom leather and features a range of factory extras including air conditioning, alloy road wheels, electric windows and Zebrano wood trim. Complete with MoT to March 2019, this lovely SL comes with two sets of keys, a copy of the original owner’s manual and a new MB service book listing the recent service, as the originals were no longer with the car. To summarise in the vendor’s own words: “the result of such a thorough overhaul of a neglected but otherwise unmolested R107 is a car that drives every bit as beautifully as it looks. You would have to go a very long way to find a nicer ‘Sport Light’ than this”.

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MOTOR CARS 144 2004 JAGUAR XK8 CONVERTIBLE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £13000 - 15000 *

PL54EFV

145 1990 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2 CABRIOLET Original unmolested example

REG NO

ESTIMATE £26000 - 30000 *

G868WYK

CHASSIS SAJAC42P552A41401

CHASSIS WP0ZZZ96ZLS421610

This handsome example of Jaguar’s increasingly sought-after XK8 is finished in the

Penned by Benjamin Dimson, the 964 was manufactured between 1989-1994. Its

pleasing combination of Burgundy bodywork and White hide interior trim. A home

more integrated bumpers and other styling updates gave the newcomer a fresh

market example, it has had just four keepers to date and the odometer currently

appearance and it was considered by Porsche to be 85 percent new compared to

displays 42,500 miles. The vendor classes the convertible bodywork, paintwork,

the outgoing 3.2 model. The powerplant was a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre flat-six unit,

interior trim, V8 engine and six-speed automatic gearbox as all being in ‘excellent’

the output of which was 248bhp at 6,100rpm. Autocar’s performance figures for the

order and informs us that the cat is ‘rust-free and runs and drives well’. He is now

manual gearbox Coupe were 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 158mph.

offering this desirable convertible complete with air conditioning, cruise control,

The total number of 964s produced was 53,180, of which 11,013 were Carrera 2

sound system, and electrically adjustable seats and steering column, all of which are

Cabriolets. Finished in the attractive combination of Turquoise with Cream leather

‘working well and free of faults’. ‘PL54 EFV’ is also accompanied by an advisory-free

upholstery and a Blue hood, this particular example is rated by the vendor as ‘very

MOT valid until February 28 next year, the original factory book pack and service

good’ (engine, electrical equipment) or ‘excellent’ (paintwork, bodywork, Tiptronic

book, plus a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates. The XK8 replaced the

transmission, interior trim). Understood to have covered 95,000 miles from new, the

XJS and was in production from 1996 to 2006.

Cabriolet’s history file includes the original Porsche service book / handbooks, old MOTs back to 1994 and extensive maintenance details from 2001 onwards. Fitted with adjustable suspension, the original units accompany the car should a new owner wish to reinstate them. Summed-up by the seller as ‘original and unmolested’, ‘G868 WYK’ is MOT’d until May 2018.

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD AUCTION

2003 JAGUAR XKR

ESTIMATE £9000 - 11000 *

146

1991 MASERATI BITURBO SPYDER E

REG NO

KE03FSA

REG NO

CHASSIS

SAJAC41R833A33304

CHASSIS ZAM333B28LA190261

ESTIMATE £7000 - 9000 *

147

J585LOW

The sleek-looking Jaguar XK8 first broke cover at the 1996 Geneva Salon as a

The very attractive-looking righthand drive sale car features White bodywork teamed

replacement for the ageing XJS. Designed in-house by Geoff Lawson, the newcomer (in

with a Black hide interior. Once owned by Maserati specialist Bill McGrath, the

common with the Aston Martin DB7) was based on a much modified XJS platform - the

Biturbo has recently benefited from the replacement of the clutch, differential and

changes to which included the adoption of XJ40-type independent rear suspension.

hood window. It is described by the vendor as ‘a lovely example that drives well’

The standard version of the XK8 was powered by a 290bhp normally-aspirated version

and he presently regards the two-door bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, twin-

of the company’s AJ26 V8 engine, and for those requiring more performance Jaguar

turbo V6 engine and five-speed manual transmission as all being in ‘very good’

offered a supercharged version, the mighty XKR. Like the XK8, this 370bhp monster

order. ‘J585 LOW’ is now offered for sale complete with its original sales brochure,

was available in closed or open guise and could hit 60mph in a whisker over five

collection of invoices for work carried out dating back to 2002, and a number of

seconds and power quickly to the electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.

old MOT certificates; plus one valid to February 28 next year. The Biturbo was a family of luxury Sports Cars, Saloons and Grand Tourers produced by Maserati

Finished in Black with Ivory interior and registering c.76,000 miles, this example is

between 1981 and 1994. The two-door, two-seat Spyder E variant was penned by

described as having “very good” bodywork, paintwork, engine and transmission

Carrozzeria Zagato, who produced 722 examples between 1988 and 1993.

with “good” interior. Benefiting from an automatic gearbox service in 2017, it is shod with Dunlop tyres all round and comes with a Swansea V5c and current MoT to 29th May 2018.

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MOTOR CARS 148 1936 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT

TOURING SEDAN

REG NO

ESTIMATE £12000 - 14000 *

BVE 575

149 1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE

SERIES 1.5 COUPE

REG NO

ESTIMATE £18000 - 22000 *

Un-Reg

CHASSIS 395804

CHASSIS 1E34601

This splendid-looking period Packard four-door Saloon features such niceties as a

Never officially referred to as such by Jaguar, the so-called ‘Series 1.5’ cars appeared

chromed radiator mascot and pair of additional driving lights. It is presented in Maroon

in late 1967. Drip fed a further host of detail improvements prior to the Series 2’s official

over Black and trimmed in Beige cloth. Based on Design 1003, it is constructed

introduction the following October (including a more spacious cabin layout, redesigned

around a wheelbase of 127in and would have set its first owner back the princely sum

convertible hood, larger capacity cooling system and boot hinge covers etc), they

of $2,335. In common with the other Packard in this sale, ‘BE 575’, was acquired in

understandably remain particularly sought after by enthusiasts.

the mid-1990s by the late William O’Donnell as part of his private vehicle collection. It has remained in dry storage for some time and, though we can confirm the engine

Imported from America, this left-hand drive project FHC is currently fitted with a V8

turns over, there has been no attempt to start it for some five years now. Believed

engine but we are informed an original Jaguar cylinder head comes with the car.

to be complete, this nicely patinated Fifteenth Series Super Eight now seeks a new

Understood to have had UK taxes paid upon import, further details of the parts and

home. The 1937 model year Super Eights were notable for their all-new independent

any other documentation that accompany it will be available by the time of sale.

front suspension and hydraulic braking system.

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Seller means the person who offers the Lot for sale whether or not he is the true owner.

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with the Entry Form to the Auctioneer’s office, or in any event delivered with the Lot to the Premises. The Contract between the Seller and the Auctioneer will be formed when the Auctioneer receives a signed Entry Form for the Lot, whether by hand, post, fax, email or by any other means, and whether or not the Entry Fee for that Lot has been paid, and whether or not the Form has been signed by the Auctioneer. 1.3  All relevant matters pertaining to the Lot such as a financial encumbrance, serious accident damage or other factors affecting value which are known to the Seller must be stated on the Entry Form. If a sale is lost because of the failure of the Seller to disclose to the Auctioneer all information which may reasonably be expected to affect the provenance, title, value or any other aspect of the Lot, the Auctioneer will charge and the Seller must pay the stated rates (both to Seller and Buyer) plus VAT. 1.4  If the Seller wishes to retain the registration number of a Lot, it is the Seller’s responsibility to notify the Auctioneer in writing on the Entry Form. It is the Seller’s responsibility to take all necessary steps to ensure that the current registration number is retained and a new number allocated prior to the Lot being sold. If the Seller does not do so, the Auctioneer shall not be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising out of the Seller’s loss of the right to the registration number following the sale of the Lot. 2.1  The Auctioneer shall have absolute discretion whether or not to accept any Lot for sale and shall be entitled to select the auction place, date, catalogue placement and photographs for the Lot. 2.2  The Seller gives the Auctioneer full and absolute right to photograph and illustrate any Lot placed in its hands for sale, and to use such photographs and illustrations as are provided by the Seller at any time at its absolute discretion (whether or not in connection with the Sale), with indemnity against copyright infringement. 2.3  The Seller is wholly responsible for the factual accuracy of, and for any judgments or opinions expressed in, the catalogue description of each Lot entered by him, and for any error, misstatement or omission of information in that description. Whether the description has been prepared by the Auctioneer or the Seller, a copy of the typed text will be provided to the Seller within a reasonable time prior to the Auction, and unless the Seller reacts with comments or changes prior to the Auction, the Auctioneer may treat that description as accepted by the Seller. 3.1  The Seller warrants to the Auctioneer and to the Buyer either that he is the true owner of the Lot or that he is duly authorised to sell the Lot by the true owner, and is able to transfer or procure transfer of good and marketable title to the Lot free from a third party claims or encumbrances. 3.2  In the event of an unsettled hire purchase, finance

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agreement or any other charge or lien affecting the Lot, the Auctioneer reserves the right to settle the amount due of such charges not exceeding the Sale Proceeds and if the Sale Proceeds are less than the charges outstanding the Seller will be responsible for the settlement of the balance forthwith. There will be a charge of £75 plus VAT for this service. 3.3  Each Lot, in the condition as described on the Entry Form, and with all keys, spare or extra items and documents shall be delivered to the Premises at the expense of the Seller. The Seller of a Lot not held by the Auctioneer at the Premises or under its control warrants and undertakes to the Auctioneer that the Lot will be made available and in a deliverable state at the time stated by the Auctioneer. 3.4  The Seller shall indemnify both the Auctioneer, its Employees and Agents, and the Buyer separately, against all payments, costs, expenses, demands, or any loss or damage whatsoever and wheresoever incurred or suffered by any of them in respect of any breach of these Conditions on the part of the Seller. 4.1  The Seller shall be entitled, prior to the sale to place a Reserve on any Lot, this being the minimum Hammer Price at which the Auctioneer is authorised to sell that Lot and to make its usual charges. A Reserve once placed by the Seller shall not be changed without the consent of the Auctioneer. 4.2  The Auctioneer may, at its option, sell the Lot at a Hammer Price below the Reserve but in any such case the Sale Proceeds to which the Seller is entitled shall be the same as if the sale had been at Reserve. 4.3  Where no Reserve has been placed on the Lot the Auctioneer shall in no way be liable should the Lot be purchased for a price below the lowest estimated selling price. In any event, any written or oral estimate of likely selling price given by the Auctioneer is an expression of opinion only and may not be relied upon by the Seller nor give rise to any claim. 4.4  If a Reserve is placed by the Seller in a currency other than Pounds Sterling, such a Reserve shall be calculated and converted into Sterling at the spot rate of exchange quoted to the Auctioneer by the National Westminster Bank Plc at close of business on the last banking day prior to the date of the Sale. The certificate in writing of the Auctioneer as to such rate shall be conclusive.

estimated value. For the purposes of this clause the estimated value shall be the higher of:(a) the Seller’s estimate of value as previously notified to the Auctioneer or if more than one figure the highest figure or if none; (b) the value estimated in the catalogue or if more than one figure is given the highest figure, or if none, (c) the Auctioneer’s reasonable estimate of its value; (d) plus VAT on such fee in either case and expenses; 5.2  In the event that the Seller withdraws the Lot from the Auction the Seller shall arrange for the collection/removal of the Lot at his own expense within 2 working days after the date of withdrawal provided that the Seller may not collect the Lot unless or until any withdrawal fee payable under Conditions 5.1 shall have been paid in full and any storage charges have been met by the Seller. 6.  The Seller authorises the Auctioneer to deduct from the Hammer Price commission at the Stated Rate subject to the relevant minimum commission for each Lot, plus Expenses and VAT on both. The Seller acknowledges the Auctioneer’s right to charge and retain the Buyer’s Premium also in accordance with Condition 14. 7.  The Seller of a Lot which is a road going means of transport warrants and undertakes to the Auctioneer that, as at the date of the Sale, either: (a) the Lot will be VAT paid in the EU and registered in the UK, will be lawfully usable on the public road, complying with the provisions of current Road Traffic Legislation and all relevant regulations made thereunder and any statutory modifications thereof, and there is or will be in force an MOT Certificate required in relation to such use; or (alternatively) (b) the Seller has notified the Auctioneer that the Lot does not or will not meet these requirements, and cannot legally be used on the road.

4.5  Where a Reserve has been placed, only the Auctioneer may bid on that Lot on behalf of the Seller. Should the Seller buy in his own Lot, the Seller must pay to the Auctioneer its stated rates (both Seller and Buyer) before the Lot is removed.

8.  The Seller hereby agrees to indemnify the Auctioneer, its Agents and Employees against any and all claims, liability or damage and all related costs and expenses arising out of the proper execution by the Auctioneer of their obligations to the Seller under these Conditions, and in particular against any liability or claim which may be incurred by the Auctioneer as a result of any defect in the Lot, whether proving dangerous to human life or health or otherwise giving rise to a claim against the Auctioneer, or as a result of any default by the Seller or any breach of any of the warranties or undertakings herein by the Seller.

5.1  The Seller may by notice to the Auctioneer withdraw the Lot from the Auction. If the Seller does so he shall be liable to pay the Auctioneer the stated rate of the Seller’s and Buyer’s commission calculated on the estimated value of the Lot that the Auctioneer would have received had the Lot been sold for the

9.1  Where any Lot fails to sell, the Auctioneer shall notify the Seller accordingly. The Seller shall make arrangements either for the Auctioneer to re-offer that Lot for sale, or forthwith to collect the Lot and to pay the Expenses. If such arrangements are not made: (a) by 1pm on the day following the date of the Sale, the Seller


shall be responsible for the costs of any removal, storage and other expenses related to that Lot;

10.6 The Seller shall maintain their insurance of the Lot until they are in receipt of the Sale Proceeds

(b) within 3 months after formal notification by the Auctioneer to the Seller, the Auctioneer shall have the right (pursuant to the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 or any legislation that re-enacts or replaces it) to sell the Lot by private treaty or at public auction without reserve and to deduct from the Hammer Price or price received any sum owing to the Auctioneer including (without limitation) removal, storage and insurance expenses, the Expenses of both auctions, Commission at the Stated Rate on the sale and all other reasonable expenses, before remitting the balance to the Seller; or if he cannot be traced, placing it in a bank account in the name of the Auctioneer on behalf of the Seller.

11.1 If the Buyer fails to pay the Auctioneer the total Amount due within 21 days after the Sale, the Auctioneer will notify the Seller and take the Seller’s instructions as to the appropriate course of action. So far as in the Auctioneer’s opinion it is practicable, the Auctioneer will at the Seller’s expense assist the Seller to recover the Total Amount Due from the Buyer, but the Auctioneer shall be under no obligation to institute proceedings in its own name.

9.2  If the Seller later sells the Lot as a result of its exposure at the auction the Auctioneer will be entitled to their normal commission. In any event the Auctioneer will be entitled to try and effect a sale as the Seller’s agent within 14 days after the date of the auction (that time limit does not apply to a sale by the Seller). If the Auctioneer does so sell the Lot, they will also be entitled to their normal commission. 10.1 Where a Lot is sold, the Auctioneer shall initiate payment, by bank transfer, of the Sale Proceeds to the Seller 14 days after the Auctioneers have received in cleared funds the Total Amount Due from the Buyer. Should no bank details be provided by the seller, the Auctioneer will effect payment by sending its cheque, drawn in favour of the Seller, 14 days after receipt of cleared funds, by first class mail at the Seller’s risk. 10.2  If before the Total Amount Due is paid by the Buyer (whether or not because the Auctioneer has given credit terms to the Buyer) the Auctioneer pays to the Seller an amount equal to the net Sale Proceeds, title in the Lot shall pass from the Seller to the Auctioneer. 10.3 In the case of overseas Sellers, the Sale Proceeds will be paid to the Seller either in Sterling or in such other currency available to the Auctioneer as may have been agreed in writing between the Seller and the Auctioneer before the date of the Sale. The Auctioneer shall calculate the rate of exchange for the Sale Proceeds by reference to the spot rate of exchange quoted by the National Westminster Bank Plc at close of business on the date of the Sale, whichever is more favourable to the auctioneer. 10.4  If the Auctioneer receives notice of any dispute related to a sold Lot before the Sale Proceeds have been remitted to the Seller, the Auctioneer may withhold payment from the Seller until it thinks fit or until the Dispute is resolved, whichever is earlier. 10.5 The Auctioneer retains the right to withhold partial or total payment for any Lot if items committed to the Sale by the Seller and sold as part of the Lot, including any relevant documents, have not been delivered by the Seller.

11.2  If circumstances outside the Auctioneer’s control do not permit the Auctioneer to take instructions from the Seller, the Seller hereby authorises the Auctioneer, at the Seller’s expense, to agree special terms for payment of the total Amount Due; to remove, store and insure the Lot sold; to settle claims made against the Buyer or the Seller on such terms as the Auctioneer shall in its absolute discretion think fit; to take such steps as are necessary to collect the monies due by the Buyer to the Seller; and if necessary to rescind the sale and refund money to the Buyer. CONDITIONS MAINLY CONCERNING THE BUYER 12.1  Any motor vehicle is sold as a collector’s item and not as a means of transport. Buyers are specifically warned that any vehicle sold as such may well have had parts replaced and paint renewed or be made up of parts from other vehicles the condition of which may be difficult to establish. The Auctioneer has to rely on information as to the date, condition and authenticity provided by the Seller and does not provide its own description, and does not and cannot undertake its own inspection of vehicles or other Lot and it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that the Lot conforms to the description in the catalogue. The Auctioneer cannot check or verify the authenticity of the chassis or VIN number under which a vehicle is offered, but relies on the Seller’s description. Buyers should take particular care to verify in advance the authenticity of a vehicle that is claimed to have important racing, rallying or ‘ex-works’ history as it was common in period for a competition vehicle of a single identity to have more than one chassis, body or other mechanical components. This may have happened several times, both in a vehicle’s ‘works’ career and thereafter in private owner hands. Sometimes ‘works’ vehicles were fitted with different registration plates, so that a vehicle could meet a particular event’s start date deadline. These historical factors may lead to there being in existence multiple and competing claimants to the same vehicle identity.

12.2  The Buyer shall be the person making the highest bid at or over Reserve (if any) that is accepted by the Auctioneer, and the Contract shall be concluded at the fall of the hammer. The Auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to settle any dispute related to bidding at the Sale. All sales are deemed not to be sales in the course of a business, unless notified to the contrary. 12.3  Every bidder shall be deemed to act as a principal unless the Auctioneer has, prior to the auction date, acknowledged (either by acceptance of the Bidder’s Registration Form which discloses the true principal, or otherwise in writing) that the bidder is acting as agent on behalf of a disclosed principal. 12.4  The Auctioneer may in its absolute discretion refuse to accept any bid, advance the bidding as it may decide, withdraw or divide any Lot, combine any two or more Lots, and in the case of dispute may put up any Lot for auction again. 12.5  A prospective bidder should register his intention to bid for a Lot by completing fully and signing a Bidder’s Registration Form prior to executing his bid. If this has not been completed before the fall of the hammer, the Buyer shall forthwith complete the Bidder’s Registration Form. The Bidder shall also provide photographic identification. Failure to do so shall not invalidate the sale, unless the Auctioneer, in its absolute discretion, so decides. 12.6  Any bid which fails to reach the Reserve may be submitted by the Auctioneer to the Seller and if the Seller accepts that bid, the Lot will be deemed to have been sold to the Buyer at the sum bid at the fall of the hammer and the normal Terms and Conditions will apply to that sale. 13.1  Where a Lot is illustrated by a photograph, in the case of a vehicle with a registration number visible, that number will not be transferred with the vehicle to the Buyer unless the registration particulars appear in the written part of the description and the transfer has been authorised by the Seller. If the vehicle is sold to the Buyer before the formalities of the allocation of a different registration number to that vehicle are completed with the DVLA, the Buyer accepts that he will take all steps necessary to co-operate with either the Seller or the Auctioneer to have the number re-transferred to the Seller or as may be, and will take no steps to register the vehicle with the number in his name. 13.2  Whilst the interests of prospective Buyers are best served by personal attendance at the Sale, the Auctioneers will if so instructed execute bids on their behalf. Neither the Auctioneer nor its Employees or Agents will be responsible for any error or default in doing so or in failing altogether to do so. Where the

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Auctioneer executes bids on behalf of an absent bidder, each Lot will be bought as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and any relevant Reserve. 14.  The Buyer shall pay to the Auctioneer in respect of each Lot the Buyer’s Commission calculated on the Hammer Price at the stated rates as set out above. 15.  Where a Lot is described in the Catalogue or announced at the time of Sale as being subject to VAT on import, VAT will be payable in addition to the Hammer Price (which VAT may or may not be refundable by HM Customs & Excise on proof of export). 16.1  Upon the sale of a Lot, the Buyer shall: 16.2  Unless he has already done so, complete a Bidder’s Registration Form as in Condition 12.5 above; 16.3  Pay to the Auctioneer the total amount due, at latest by midday on the day after the Sale, notwithstanding that where the Buyer wishes to export the Lot, an export licence may be required which must be obtained by the Buyer at his own cost; 16.4  Accept that any payments received by the Auctioneer from a Buyer may be applied by the Auctioneer towards any sums owing from that Buyer to the Auctioneer on any account whatsoever, without regard to any directions of the Buyer or his agent, whether express or implied. 17.1  Until the total amount due has been received by the Auctioneer: (a) title in a Lot shall not pass to the Buyer but the risk shall; (b) no Lot may be taken away by or on behalf of the Buyer. 17.2  The Buyer shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges and any other Expenses on any Lot not paid for and taken away by 1pm on the day following the day of the sale. 18.1  If a Buyer fails either to pay for or to take away any Lot, the Auctioneer may without further notice to the Buyer, at its discretion and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have, exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies, as may be relevant, in relation to any and all remedies for non-payment that the Auctioneer may choose to exercise. The Buyer will pay to the Auctioneer all legal and other costs borne by it on a full indemnity basis. 18.2 To charge interest at a rate not exceeding 3% per month over Natwest Bank’s base rate on so much of the total amount due as remains unpaid after the date and time referred to in condition 16.3 for the first two months. After that period of time to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.75% per month over Natwest Bank’s base rate on so much of the total amount due as remains unpaid after the date and time referred to in condition 16.3.

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18.3  To issue proceedings against the Buyer for payment of the total amount due and/or for damages for breach of contract. If the Seller decides to sell the Lot elsewhere, the Auctioneer may proceed against the Buyer for the Commission which it would have earned both from the Seller and the Buyer together with VAT on both had the Buyer paid for the Lot in accordance with these Conditions. 18.4  To rescind the sale of that or any other Lots sold to the same Buyer at this or any other Sale, in respect of which title has not passed. 18.5  To resell the Lot or cause it to be resold by public or private sale, such that any deficiency in the total amount due resulting from such resale (after giving credit for any payment) together with the full costs incurred in connection with the Lots shall be paid to the Auctioneer by the Buyer; any surplus in excess of the Sale Proceeds of that resale shall belong to the Seller. 18.6  To store the Lot at the sole expense of the Buyer and to release the Lot only after payment in full of the total amount due, together with the accrued cost of the removal, storage and insurance and all other expenses incurred in connection with the Lot. 18.7  To retain that or any other Lot sold to the Buyer at the same or any other auction and to release the same only after payment of the total amount due. 18.8  To apply by way of set-off any Sale Proceeds of any Lot then due or at any time thereafter becoming due to the Buyer towards settlement of the total amount due and expenses and the Auctioneer shall be entitled to a lien on any property of the Buyer which is in the Auctioneer’s possession for any purpose. 18.9  To reject or ignore any bids made by or on behalf of the defaulting Buyer at any future sales or insist upon a cash deposit before accepting any bids in future. 19.1  All Lots are offered as seen with all faults and defects without any guarantee or warranty attaching thereto as to condition, roadworthiness or otherwise and with all faults and defects whether apparent upon examination or not. 19.2  In any event, neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer shall be liable for any indirect or consequential loss whatsoever, and the maximum liability of the Auctioneer together with its Employees and Agents, in the event of any claim against them arising from the sale of any Lot shall be limited to the Hammer Price plus Buyer’s Premium in respect of that Lot. GENERAL CONDITIONS 20. The Auctioneer in all respects acts and will be treated as agent for the Seller (except where the Auctioneer is expressly stated to be selling as principal), and is not responsible for any default by the Seller or the Buyer to the other party.

21. The Auctioneer will not accept any liability for damage sustained to a Lot that is attributable to members of the public or non-Auctioneer operatives during the Sale or any removable items left within lots during the same period. Any claims for damage and / or lost items must be submitted to the Auctioneer in writing no later than 3 working days after the date of the Sale and include a valid quote for repair or replacement and digital photographs where applicable. 22. The Auctioneer shall be under no liability for any injury, damage or loss sustained by any person while on the Auctioneers premises (including any premises where a sale may be conducted or where a Lot, or a part of a Lot, may be on view from time to time) except for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Auctioneers or its employees and agents in the course of their duties to the Auctioneers. 23. The Auctioneer shall have the right, at its sole discretion, without assigning any reason, to refuse any person admission to its Premises or attendance at any of its Sales, or to view any Lot. 24. The Auctioneer shall keep and use any data relating to the Buyer and the Seller in accordance with the provisions of all relevant data protection legislation. The Buyer and the Seller consent to such data being kept and used for appropriate purposes, including informing the Buyer and the Seller of any offers or other matters of interest from time to time. 25. The copyright in all written matter and illustrations relating to Lots shall remain at all times the absolute property of the Auctioneer, and any person wishing to use such materials, or any part of them, shall require the prior written consent of the Auctioneer. 26. If any Condition or part of a condition in these Terms shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining Conditions will not thereby be affected. 27. These Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. All transactions to which these Conditions apply and all matters connected therewith shall also be governed by English Law. Each of the Auctioneer, the Seller, the Buyer and any bidder hereby submits to non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


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Motor Cars in Today’s Sale Lot No. 83 1982 AC 3000 ME MKII Prototype 2 1976 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce 48 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint 80 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 111 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 S3 95 1934 Aston Martin 1.5 Litre 12/50 Long Chassis Tourer 131 1966 Aston Martin DB6 77 1974 Aston Martin V8 5 1953 Austin A90 Atlantic 138 1986 Austin Mini 44 1967 Austin Mini Cooper 79 1966 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275 133 1955 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M Specification 16 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI 38 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI 2+2 96 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII 108 1961 Austin-Healey Frogeye’ Sprite 17 1959 Austin-Healey Frogeye’ Sprite 59 2007 Bentley Arnage R 126 1997 Bentley Turbo R LWB 34 1988 BMW 635 CSi ‘Highline’ 69 1947 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Imperial Sedan 50 1970 Chesil 356 Speedster 104 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup 99 1998 Chevrolet Corvette 124 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 56 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Turbo 85 2005 Chevrolet SSR 25 1959 Citroen 2CV 65 1954 Citroen Light 15 Traction Avant 9 1983 CN Sprint 125 1972 Covin 911 Evocation 135 1951 Crosley CD Four Hook & Ladder 51 1934 Daimler 15hp Saloon 46 1914 Daimler 20hp TW20 Landaulette 75 1948 Diamond T Model 201 Pickup 66 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB QV 87 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV 37 1994 Ferrari 456 GT 94 1977 Ferrari 512 BB 88 2005 Ferrari 575M Maranello ‘HGTC’ 62 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 116 1989 Ferrari Mondial T Convertible 132 1990 Ferrari Testarossa 11 1978 Fiat 124 Spider 30 1971 Fiat 500 L 8 1973 Ford Escort Mexico 28 1943 Ford GPW Jeep 60 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina 123 1929 Ford Model A 5-Window Coupe

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Lot No. 31 1927 Ford Model T Depot Hack 22 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Fastback 43 1964 Ford Mustang Convertible 134 1967 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 84 1986 Ford RS200 140 2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 129 1935 Graham Model 68 Saloon 41 1995 Honda NSX 13 1980 Innocenti Mini de Tomaso 113 1932 Invicta 12/45 Saloon 120 1973 Iso Fidia 27 1968 Jaguar 340 106 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 2+2 40 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe 70 1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 1.5 Roadster 45 1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 1.5 Roadster 149 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 Coupe 90 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster 19 1964 Jaguar MK II 3.4 Litre 35 1951 Jaguar MK V 3.5 Litre Saloon 29 1951 Jaguar MK V 3.5 Litre Saloon 141 1994 Jaguar XJ-S 4.0 Convertible 20 1985 Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6 86 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe 57 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster 118 1975 Jaguar XK140 Evocation 58 1959 Jaguar XK150 SE 3.8 Litre Roadster 26 1999 Jaguar XK8 144 2004 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 146 2003 Jaguar XKR 54 1999 Jaguar XKR Convertible 67 1950 Jowett Jupiter 74 1924 LaFayette Model 134 Coupe 109 1961 Lamborghini 2R FL3 10 1956 Lamborghini DL30 55 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evolution 102 1980 Land Rover 109 Stage One V8 3 1957 Land Rover 88 142 1969 Land Rover 88 Series IIA 122 1971 Marcos GT 147 1991 Maserati Biturbo Spyder E 47 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL 119 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL 61 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 115 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 139 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 GEL 7 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 130 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 136 1971 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL 128 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC

Lot No. 143 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL 110 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 103 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 14 1976 MG B Roadster 23 1955 MG TF 1500 68 1953 Morgan Plus 4 Four-Seater 97 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1275 127 1970 Morris Mini Cooper S MKII 114 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S MKII 36 1968 Morris Mini Moke 72 1946 Nash P1 Pickup Prototype 71 1951 Nash Rambler Country Club Custom 76 1951 Nash-Healey Roadster 137 1937 Packard Super Eight Limousine 148 1936 Packard Super Eight Touring Sedan 53 1992 Peugeot 205 CTi 145 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet 112 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster 42 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 89 1977 Porsche 911 S Targa 12 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet 117 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa 32 1991 Porsche 944 S2 73 1913 Rambler Model 83 Cross Country Tourer 64 1950 Riley RMC 2.5 Litre 33 1929 Rolls-Royce 20hp Coupe 49 1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Limousine 82 1927 Rolls-Royce 20hp ‘W.O. Bentley Evocation’ 121 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche 4 1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit 93 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II 98 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II 24 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 18 1970 Rover P5B 3.5 Litre Saloon 1 1983 Rover SD1 3500 SE 100 1967 Saab Sonett V4 78 1933 Singer Kaye Don Coupe de Luxe 105 1940 Studebaker Champion 63 1970/2005 Suffolk SS100 Evocation 52 1994 Toyota Supra 107 1954 Triumph TR2 21 1959 Triumph TR3A 101 1962 Triumph TR3B 92 1971 Triumph TR6 15 1973 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 39 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 6 1972 Volvo P1800 ES 81 1944 White Motor Company M3 Half-Track Personnel Carrier 91 1921 Wolseley Ten ‘200-Mile’ Race Evocation


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