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The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019 -D1 - Cars

by Silverstone Auctions
Sat, Jul  27, 2019  2:00 PM   EUR (BST)
The Silverstone Classic Auction takes place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019 in The Wing building at Silverstone circuit, NN12 8TN. Automobilia and watches begin at 11am, Cars at 14:00
1961 Fastakart 1961 Fastakart

1961 Fastakart

Lot #201 (Sale Order 201 of 64)

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

By a happy coincidence, although the simple explanation tells us that karting in the UK began on the US airbases, in actuality the publicity given to this new motorsport activity in American magazines such as Motor Trend, Rod & Custom, Hot Rod and so on had already interested their UK readers to the extent that between April and July of 1959 there were already four kart 'producers' - Ecurie Minima, Motor Karts, Skeeta and Speedex - at work in Britain.

In addition, Peter Agg of Trojan, who imported Lambretta scooters, had seen karts demonstrated when he visited the Clinton factory in the States, and also decided to give it a go.

After considerable pestering, in July Mickey Flynn received permission from his Top Brass to hold a British race meeting at the end of the year, and in August, Silverstone car park was the venue for a karting demonstration. Peter Agg had imported a few Simplex karts from the US which he renamed Trokart, though, strangely, Mickey Flynn was turned away from this event with his five Go-Karts!

This Silverstone event prompted the RAC to hold a law-making meeting in September 1959, at which the eloquent Ben Browning of Villiers was present. This meant the logical over-riding emphasis on non-gearbox karts was balanced by a voice from the gearbox brigade, and thus the class-structure rules that resulted from that meeting treated the two power transmission designs equally.

A further promotional event was held in Croydon in October, where locals Trokart, Azum, Progress and others were joined by Fastakart, a newcomer from Bromyard near Hereford.  The, somewhat simplistically, named 'Fastakart' was the brainchild of Frank Williams, Barrie's dad and proprietor of Bromyard Engineering Ltd. in Rowberry Street in Bromyard and whose father, Edmund Williams, had been involved with cars and bikes for many years, owning Edmund Williams Garage in the centre of Bromyard.It's not clear what prompted Frank's interest in Karting but he was certainly involved from the early days as can be seen from some of the fascinating documents in the history file. Son Barrie was equally enthusiastic and saw himself as Number 1 driver from the start. The file contains a Track Test for the Fastakart published in Karting Magazine on April 1st, 1960 which details the technical spec, a photo of the cover of the inaugural 1961 RAC Karting Championships programme featuring a Fastakart advert, and two pages from the 17th August 1960 Aintree Kart Meeting programme, the cover and the entry listings.   Barrie won his class that day driving Fastakart/Villiers number 128 with dad driving Fastakart/Villiers number 127.

1960 was an explosion of activity. There were usually multiple meetings up and down the country every weekend and as well as temporary circuits laid out with straw bales, events were held on banked concrete cycle tracks, shale-surfaced speedway tracks, grass-tracks and so on. Equally explosive was the speed of technical development. Classes I / II used American ideas, and by the end of the year, the now widely-accepted three or four-rail chassis layout had made an early appearance. In Class IV the flexible tea-tray Fastakart had proved consistently superior to the rigid car-based spaceframe design common at that time. 

Although the Fastakart/Villiers was a very competitive machine and Barrie was enjoying a number of wins, his first outing in a car race was at Rufforth in 1960 and, presumably that turned his head, as it marked the start of nearly six decades of racing and rallying.

Also in the history file are a photo of Frank Williams with the Fastakart,  a photo of Edmund Williams Garage (Barrie's grandfather), and details of a YouTube clip of Barrie's Fastakart at Race Retro in 2016. We understand that Barrie's kart is fitted with a Villiers 197cc gearbox engine and, in period, according to RAC regulations, it would have been eligible for 'Class 4' (Karts fitted with Motor Cycle gearbox engines).

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2007 Gilera Stalker Paddock Bike 2007 Gilera Stalker Paddock Bike

2007 Gilera Stalker Paddock Bike

Lot #202 (Sale Order 202 of 64)

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

According to 'Maxiscoot', when the Stalker was first launched; 'The intention of the Stalker couldn't be more clear, its typical, aggressive-looking 50cc with its raised chassis leaves no room for doubt - it's meant, designed and built for fun. its chassis is well designed and makes handling it really enjoyable right out of the box. But its real focus is on the air-cooled Piaggio engine with really great performance and will develop into a real beast when properly upgraded and tuned. The Gilera Stalker equally caters to the everyday rider who wants a street-legal, fun and fast machine, as well as those who are looking for a reliable starting point for track racing and competition'

You can see why Barrie loved this little bike and frequent references were made to his long-established nickname and his progress through a crowded paddock.

Single cylinder, two-stroke, 49.3cc, separate lubrication with automatic mixer, belt drive, automatic gearbox, dry clutch, front disc brake - 7.5', drum - 4.3'on rear.

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1972 Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 1972 Lancia Fulvia HF 1600

1972 Lancia Fulvia HF 1600

Lot #203 (Sale Order 203 of 64)

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

 

  • A recently restored 1972 Series II Fulvia HF from the estate of the late Barrie Williams 

  • Restored by a previous owner over 4 years with great attention to period detail

  • A lot of the work appears to have been carried out by 'IN Racing' in Nottingham

  • Delightfully presented in Rosso (HF) with a black interior and an excellent dashboard

  • External brightwork is in very good condition as are the silver wheels. The HF decals look period-correct

  • The engine bay is almost 'Concours' standard with a striking, blue and yellow gloss painted cam cover

  • A lovely example of a much-revered model, from a man who liked things to be 'just right'

The Fulvia (Tipo 818) was a new, light, sporting car introduced by Lancia at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and produced until 1976. Named after 'Via Fulvia', a Roman road leading from Tortona to Torino, the Fulvia was available in three variants: a Berlina 4-door saloon, a 2-door Coupé, and the Sport, a distinctive fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato, available as an alternative.

As well as being a delightful and rewarding road car in the best Italian tradition, Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing one of the early cars in 1967, the American magazine 'Road & Track' summed up the Fulvia as 'a precision motorcar, an engineering tour-de-force'.

The second series Fulvia Sport was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show and changes included a 5-speed gearbox, revised suspension geometry, taller ride height, an alternator in place of the previous dynamo, a taller final drive compared to earlier cars, and wider tyres. The body was now all-steel and seated a couple of (not very tall) passengers behind the front seats. Several other minor changes set the second series apart from the first: new driving lights, side mirror moved from the wing to the door, larger bullet-shaped tail lights from the Peugeot 204, and stamped steel wheels without hubcaps.

Offered here we have a recently restored 1972 Series II Fulvia HF from the estate of our recently departed friend, Barrie Williams. The history file indicates that it was restored by the previous owner over approximately four years as it contains an invoice, dated 2013, from  Nottingham-based 'IN Racing'  (Ian Nuthall's long-established classic sports car restoration business) for interim work totalling £6,679 and the HPI reports a colour change to Red from White in 2017. There is a further invoice in the file from IN Racing in 2013 that details a gearbox strip and rebuild including bearings and synchros. The Owner's File contains correspondence between previous owners, old MOTs, a letter from the Lancia Motor Club confirming the date of manufacture as being 1972, various invoices, and historic registration documents.

It's difficult to imagine a more delightfully presented little Italian seventies sports car. It sits square and true and its diminutive proportions are in perfect balance. It's finished to an excellent standard in the correct Rosso(HF) with a very smart black leather interior. The dashboard and instrumentation appear excellent and the HF steering wheel looks original. The odometer currently indicates 29,356 miles but this can't be warranted. The external brightwork is in good condition as are the silver wheels and the HF decals look period-correct. The engine bay is remarkable, almost 'Concours' standard with a striking, gloss blue and yellow painted cam cover. It wears a set of K&N Filters on the twin Webers and is fitted with a Facet fuel pump.

This is a lovely example of a much-revered model, owned most recently by a man who could be a touch pedantic when it came to detail, so you can be pretty sure it’s a good one!!!

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1963 Austin Mini Cooper S 'Whizzo Williams' 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S 'Whizzo Williams'

1963 Austin Mini Cooper S 'Whizzo Williams'

Lot #204 (Sale Order 204 of 64)

From the Estate of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams, the first Mini Cooper 'S' to win an International Rally

  • Cooper 1071S delivered to Barrie Williams within a few weeks of the model being announced

  • 120 MNP won its inaugural rally, the International Welsh Rally in 1964 with Barrie and John Griffiths

  • The first international win by a Cooper S - before the much publicised Hopkirk/Monte Carlo success

  • Used by Barrie for two seasons. Sold to a friend and bought back several years later

  • Re-shelled and rebuilt as it would have been on the Welsh. Engine fully rebuilt by SMMC to Welsh-spec

  • Some later safety updates (roll cage, seats, belts etc). Used by Barrie as his favourite road car for years

  • Lots of history, photographs etc. A legendary car from a legendary man

There can't be many British motorsport enthusiasts who are not familiar with the name and exuberant driving style of the late Barrie Williams. Universally known throughout the motorsport world as ‘Whizzo', Barrie was one of the most versatile competitors of the last 60 years. From an early age, he wanted to be a racing driver and wrote from his boarding school to David Brown, owner of Aston Martin and Lagonda, asking to join the Aston racing team. Brown's reply was to suggest that Barrie became an engineering apprentice with David Brown Tractors, based in Huddersfield and subsequently, duly ensconced in West Yorkshire, Barrie soon found himself making friends with a group of like-minded enthusiasts, members of the Huddersfield Motor Club. As was possible in the late 1950s, the same car could be used for rallies, racing, autotests, hill climbs and sprints and before long he was hill climbing an Austin A40 Devon 'It wasn't competitive, but it made a lovely noise with a tractor exhaust on'. It was soon replaced by a Downton-tuned Morris 1000 (purchased from Peter Kaye, James Kaye's father) in which Barrie made his circuit debut at Rufforth in 1959.

In 1962, Barrie had to leave David Brown Tractors to return home to manage the family business, Bromyard Engineering when his father became ill (Barrie's father was a works rider for Sunbeam in the TT but perhaps is better known in motorsport circles for founding 'Fastakart' and running a very successful kart racing team.). Barrie maintained his involvement in all available types of motorsport, earning a growing reputation in the West Country as a young driver to watch but at this point, most of his success was in club rallying in a Mini Cooper. The smooth reliable style of Barrie's later years was not always evident at this point in his career and night rallies were occasionally punctuated by botanical expeditions through the scenery usually without a scratch. Ironically, it was a non-fault road accident that put Barrie in hospital in 1963 and it was whilst lying there that he heard about the newly introduced Mini Cooper 'S' (1071cc). Apparently there was a six-month waiting list which seemed quite a way off so one was immediately ordered, however, 120 MNP turned up three weeks later.

In Barrie's words; 'We had a few wins, and I rashly put my name down for a brand new Cooper S. When it arrived I couldn't pay for it, but I got it on HP, and it was much better than the Cooper because it had brakes. Some mates said you ought to do an International. I said, don't be silly, we're only club boys. Anyway, we ended up doing the Welsh against the works teams. Our service crew were at a wedding all day Saturday and turned up in the middle of the night in darkest Wales to service us in tailcoats and top hats. It was very wet, very foggy, very nasty, and at the finish, we got very drunk, and then somebody said, you've won it. We'd passed all the works teams in the fog and we'd won our first International'. The Motoring News on Thursday 9 January 1964 proudly announced 'Outsiders Win First International Welsh Rally. This tough long weekender was made even harder by prolonged bouts of both fog and ice but Williams, accompanied by John Griffiths, and behind the wheel of his Mini Cooper S, finished just ahead of Roy Fidler, Phil Simister, Reg McBride, Eric Jackson and John La Trobe. Not bad for a driver on his first International'.

Meanwhile, and also in January 1964, Paddy Hopkirk along with Henry Liddon, became national heroes when they won the 23rd running of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, beating a host of V8 Ford Falcons on handicap in the process, however, although the Mini Cooper 'S' won two International Rallies within a couple of weeks, and despite what you might have believed up to now, history is quite clear that the accolade for the FIRST international victory by a Cooper'S' belo

Through 1964 and 1965, the long-suffer

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1997 Bentley Continental R 1997 Bentley Continental R

1997 Bentley Continental R

Lot #205 (Sale Order 205 of 64)

A No Reserve Bentley Continental R that both looks and drives superbly

  • A really lovely example of the two-door Continental, the ultimate Grand Tourer

  • 385 bhp and an incredible 750 Nm of torque available from just 2000 rpm

  • Superbly finished in Ascot Green with a delightful Saddle Tan interior

  • Excellent specification including fully veneered waist rails, chestnut console and walnut dashboard

  • Comprehensive service history corroborating the indicated mileage of 71,150

  • Offered as a No Reserve lot by our realistic private vendor. An exceptional opportunity     

The two-door version of the Bentley Continental was produced from 1991 to 2003 and at the time of its launch, was the most expensive production car in the world. It was the ultimate Grand Tourer - sleek, seductive and fast. It used the engine from the Bentley Turbo R with certain updates designed by the legendary company, Cosworth Racing Engines, who confirmed that power was up to 385 BHP with and an incredible 750 Nm of Torque available from just 2000 RPM. This meant a car that weighed over two tonnes could accelerate from 0 - 60mph in just six seconds, remarkable.

This car is both a UK supplied and matching numbers example that is coming from private ownership of a true Bentley enthusiast. Finished in the traditional colour for a Bentley of Ascot Green but with an unusual shade of tan leather upholstery (known officially as Saddle) specified from new. The non-standard features, as confirmed by the original factory specification in the accompanying history file, include fully veneered waist rails, a chestnut console and walnut dashboard, colour-keyed door mirrors, electric rear blind, reversing aid made audible and visible, an Ascot Green steering wheel rim, painted headlamp surrounds, Bentley wing vents and extended runners to the passenger seat. Today it benefits from a comprehensive service history which confirms the mileage of 71,150 as correct.

Offered as a No Reserve lot by our realistic private vendor, this car is an excellent example and should definitely not be overlooked or confused with similar cars of average condition and provenance. An exceptional opportunity for the serious collector/enthusiast.

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1990 BMW 325i Convertible Manual 1990 BMW 325i Convertible Manual

1990 BMW 325i Convertible Manual

Lot #206 (Sale Order 206 of 64)

Classic, late-eighties, four-seater convertible with only 15,600 miles

•    Finished in Granite Silver Metallic with crimson leather and a black soft top•    Equipped with PAS, ABS, electric windows, and central locking•    Leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, original Pioneer stereo, front fogs•    The original toolkit, warning triangle and First Aid Kit factory wrapped•    Once the property of rock legend, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai   •    Full BMW/Specialist service history with 20 stamps in the book

Offered here is a stunning BMW 325i (E30) Convertible that has only covered 15,600 miles from new. Originally supplied by Hunters BMW of East London in the very pleasing combination of Granite Silver Metallic (Code 237) and Crimson leather (Code 0324) with a black soft top, it has a comprehensive full BMW/Specialist service history with twenty stamps in the book.  Allied to BMW ‘s marketing mantra of the day. ‘’The Ultimate Driving Machine’’ it has the beautiful free-revving 6- cylinder engine, the slick 5-speed manual gearbox, and most of the boxes on the options list appear to have been ticked. It's equipped with PAS, ABS, electric windows, leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, original Pioneer stereo, front fogs, central locking, and BMW 15’’ cross-spoke alloys. With the rapid increase in E30 values, buyers are becoming focussed on originality and, importantly, the original toolkit is complete together with the BMW warning triangle and the signature First Aid Kit is still in its factory wrapping. The owner’s manuals are absolutely complete with all the literature that accompanied the car upon delivery. The period tax disc and both keys are present. The car was previously owned by rock legend Jay Kay of Jamiroquai.

We feel that this classic, late-eighties, four-seater convertible must be one of the most pristine and lowest mileage examples available today and cuts it at any event or driving adventure … The Ultimate Driving Machine.

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1989 BMW 635CSi Motorsport Edition 1989 BMW 635CSi Motorsport Edition

1989 BMW 635CSi Motorsport Edition

Lot #207 (Sale Order 207 of 64)

A pristine example of a rare Limited Edition

•    One of just 181 Motorsport Editions produced for the UK •    Finished in Macau Blue Metallic with Lotus White Nappa leather•    All the standard performance features of the M635 + a massive spec   •    On the original M-sport cross-spoke alloys/correct Michelin TRX tyres•    Once the property of rock legend, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai•    Full BMW/specialist service history with 25 stamps in the book

Offered here is a pristine example of BMW’s 635csi coupe finished in Macau Blue Metallic (Code 250) with Lotus White Nappa leather (Code 0199). It is one of just one hundred and eighty-one Motorsport Editions produced for the UK and only available in three bespoke colour combinations with Macau Blue being the rarest. It was originally supplied new by Quadrifoglio BMW of Southampton to a Lyndhurst-based lady owner who enjoyed the 635csi for almost its entire mileage. In December 2011, the car was sold to its second owner, a certain rock legend, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai with only 46,000 miles on the clock and subsequently, in October 2015, was purchased by a BMW collector with the mileage at only 49,600.

These cars were equipped with all the standard performance features of the M635 Highline model  and additionally, the 'Motorsport'-spec cars boasted Shadowline exterior trim, Electric sunroof, Highline equipment, Rear-seat head restraints, Tri-colour M-sport labels, Graduated tinted screen, Memory electric seats, Air conditioning, Electric mirrors, Headlight wipers, Rear spoiler, Leather trimmed steering wheel, and a rear window blind. The interior was fabulous and included hand-stitched Nappa leather on the seats, door panels, centre console, glove box, roof lining, sun visors, door pillars, upper door trim, and dashboard. The Motorsport 635 was rumoured to have an additional few horsepower (up to 292bhp) which may well be to compensate for all the additional trim.

This lovely example remains fitted with its original Blaupunkt Montreux RDR49 stereo and fire extinguisher and sits on the original M-sport cross-spoke alloys shod in the correct Michelin TRX tyres.  The owner's manuals are absolutely complete with every piece of literature required at the point of delivery and it has a full BMW/Specialist service history with twenty-five stamps in the book. Generously, our vendor is leaving the very appropriate registration, BMW 635F, with the car.

Epitomising style and mechanical prowess when they arrived on the motoring scene in 1976 these beautiful coupes will always stand the test of time and the ability to ‘wow’ anywhere. 

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1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Lot #208 (Sale Order 208 of 64)

Early production 'Lux'-spec car in Diamond White

  • Low number ownership and only 26,000 miles

  • Original wheels on OE fit Pirelli P Zero’s

  • Ford Motorsport Diamond White

  • Pristine black leather LUX interior

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved a worthy successor to its legendary 1980's Sierra namesake. Just like the Lancia Integrale and Subaru Impreza, this was a 'Group A' rally car for the road - pure and simple. It was actually underpinned by a shortened version of the Sierra Cosworth RS Cosworth's platform and powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged, longitudinally-mounted, Cosworth-developed engine driving all four wheels. The car was designed and engineered in Boreham, styled by noted designer Stephen Harper, and ended up being assembled by Karmann in Germany. 

At the car's launch in 1994, two models were available, the Club-spec standard car at £21,380 and the Lux version, which included electric windows, heated screen, sunroof, and Recaro seats. Power was up slightly from the Sierra RS Cosworth, at 227bhp, and performance consequently improved.

Offered here is an early production Escort RS Cosworth that has only covered 26,000 miles from new. It was delivered new to a Mr Michael Lanes by Fosters of Truro Cornwall and was one of the first 'Lux' models delivered in the UK. In 1997, it was sold into the family of the well-known Lotus Cortina Centre in the West Country in 1997 where it remained before being sold to a family friend, making this effectively just a three-owner car. The V5c shows just two owners.

Above the Lux specification of sunroof and leather interior, this fine RS comes with an additional set of Borbet wheels which were a period option. The original wheels are in great condition with original Pirelli P 'Zero' tyres. It has the Monte Carlo-style front headlight treatment, a replacement alloy header tank, and the exhaust is stainless.

Finished in Ford Motorsport Diamond White with a beautiful black interior, this low mileage RS needs to be shown or just driven and, considering its low ownership, low mileage, and fabulous condition is available at a very sensible guide.

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1970 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint 1970 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint

1970 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint

Lot #209 (Sale Order 209 of 64)

Classically finished in 'Gold Leaf Team Lotus' colours

•    Absolutely delightful series 4 Sprint dating from 1970•    Seven former keepers. Current owner since 2010•    Barn find in 2007 and fully restored over the next three years•    Only completed 1,000 dry summer miles since. Indicated mileage 11,800•    Full history file with invoices photos, MOTs

When Colin Chapman was drawing up plans to replace the slightly troublesome Elite, he was intent on sticking to the glassfibre monocoque principle and using a Ford-based twin cam 1000cc engine (effectively creating a rather expensive Lotus Spridget). However, serendipity got in the way and a steel backbone chassis, designed for testing the prototypes-mainly because the mechanical parts needed to be attached to something for testing-had proved such a successful and cost-effective solution that it was adopted for production. Meanwhile, other larger variants of the Ford Kent block, up from 997cc to 1340cc, became available and Chapman was eager to exploit the potential for extra performance. So by the time the 1962 Type 26 Elan Roadster took to the roads, it had moved up a class.The glass fibre-bodied Elan may only have been available initially as a Roadster Kit but its specification was very advanced and adhered to Chapman's “just add lightness” engineering philosophy. Power came from Harry Mundy's Ford-based Lotus 1558cc DOHC engine, it was fitted with disc brakes all round, and the independent suspension was set up to optimise ride quality and handling finesse, qualities for which this little car is still admired. It soon sired other derivatives including the Type 26R racer, the Type 36 fixed-head coupe, the Type 45 drop-head coupe, and the Type 50 Elan +2 of 1967. The 1971 Elan Sprint was essentially based on the Series 4 Elan bodyshell and was primarily designed to rekindle demand and improve the performance of the nine-year-old sports car. Conceived by Lotus Sales Director, Graham Arnold, the Sprint's most notable feature was the horizontally-split two-tone paintwork echoing the livery of the Gold Leaf Team Lotus Formula One cars. Meanwhile providing the 'go to match the show' a new big-valve cylinder head with high-lift cams and a raised compression ratio, the work of Engineering Director Tony Rudd, provided a 25% increase in power to 126bhp. The drivetrain was suitably toughened and braced and the front callipers were redesigned to cope with the increased performance.

This smart little S4 Sprint is UK-supplied and dates from 1970. It's finished in the traditional 'Gold Leaf Team Lotus' colours and we understand it has had 7 former keepers, with the current owner enjoying the car since 2010. The owner immediately prior to our vendor found the Elan in a barn and commenced a three-year restoration which was completed in May 2010. The car has only completed 1,000 dry summer miles since and there is large photo file in the car's history with a record of the restoration. The odometer indicates 11,800 miles from new which our consignor believes is accurate but obviously, this is not warranted. There is a full history file with the Lotus with invoices, photographs and older MOTs 

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1958 AC Aceca-Bristol 1958 AC Aceca-Bristol

1958 AC Aceca-Bristol

Lot #210 (Sale Order 210 of 64)

The first AC Aceca fitted with the uprated 122 BHP D2 engine

  • Engine No: 100 D2 813 Bristol D2 engine, the first Aceca fitted with the Bristol engine

  • First registered 2 July 1958. Full matching numbers, original engine, gearbox and chassis

  • Long term ownership from March 1966 to 2005 before being purchased by our vendor

  • Partially stripped in August 1967 and remained that way for 38 years

  • Lovely detailed history of our vendor's journey returning the Aceca to glorious health. Notable 'Concours' success 2015 - 2018 winning the 2018 ACOC Hurlock Trophy as 'Champion Car'  

British racing driver and wizard tuner, Ken Rudd, whose business K.N.Rudd Ltd. were official suppliers of AC cars in the mid-1950s, developed the very first Ace-Bristol and it wasn't long before his hybrid was quickly adopted by the AC factory. First shown in autumn 1956, the AC Ace-Bristol and its coupé sibling, the Aceca-Bristol, were in production by the spring of 1957. Because it was not only more powerful than AC's own engine but capable of a lot more development, the Bristol unit made these cars much more suited for competition and the extra power seemed to get the best out of a very capable chassis.

The roots of the Ace-Bristol design go back to the Thirties, when BMW engine design-chief, Fritz Feider, produced a series of six-cylinder engines that culminated in the 1971-cc unit of the fabled 328. After World War II, Bristol of England 'acquired' the design by somewhat dubious means and manufactured it in the UK. By the mid-1950s, Bristol was happy to supply this remarkable engine to other low volume car makers.

#BE662 was delivered in June 1958 to K.N.Rudd Ltd. to fulfil an order that had been placed by Flying Officer J H Scullard. Subsequently, it was purchased by Graham Enfield on the 25 March 1966 from Camden Motors who had had it on their stock since Feb 1966 and he was to own it until his death in 2005 when our vendor became the AC's next custodian. Perhaps with motorsport in mind (he was later to race an Aston and a Porsche) Graham took the car of the road August 1967 to rebuild it and the car then spent 38 years in various addresses, Ruislip, Maidstone and Northamptonshire whilst Graham focused on a life of working and family. In fact it appears that a considerable amount of work had indeed been carried out on the AC as, to quote our vendor, 'When purchased in 2005 the chassis would roll and I asked the estate to blow the tyres up before I collected so I could put it on the trailer, wow it rolled so easily, it would appear that the suspension, brakes etc were rebuilt previously, the rusty discs were just corroded, new and unused, it came with almost all the original parts, engine, diff, gearbox, wood, seats, all in all about 50 boxes! It was so complete in the boxes that I had a new alloy fuel tank, 3 new Solex carburettors, a new distributor, and even a replacement rear window catch for the one original that had broken.'

It also transpired that at some point the chassis had been modified at the rear to take Jaguar Mk II wheels as Aceca tyres were not available, however, our vendor decided to leave the chassis as altered and source some new 15” x 6.5” MWS wheels and Avon radial tyres. Progress during the next 10 years is best described by our articulate owner; 'In September 2005, I bought a windscreen from Autoglazing, Huntingdon and a new rear screen was obtained from Geoff Leigh in ManchesterThe car was sent away 2006 to have the chassis grit blasted by an “Artist in Grit Blasting” to remove the green Hammerite paint and rust and they sprayed the chassis black. I did not want to remove the body but they managed to access 95% of the chassis Not knowing too much about AC cars the Aceca was slowly rebuilt and parts put back together by myself and Lewis Beales a motor vehicle lecturer, usually on a Thursday evening. We removed the head from the engine, it was all new inside and rebuilt by Bristol Motor Co and left on the garage floor but was regularly turned over by hand with oil in the bores. In 2010, the car was sent to Nigel Winchester for new sills. Seats and dash taken to Gibson Car & Coach Trimmers in Harrogate to be recovered with new leather and carpet, additional carpet and leather purchased at the same time to complete the trimming elsewhere.December 2012, the car went away for a week to Jody Arch at JA Classics Kimbolton to have a few odd jobs done and the engine to be started for the first time in 46 years which it did when the distributor was reset. It did blow oil out as the pressure relief valve was stuck after the engine had been sitting on the floor, quick r

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1965 Morris Mini Cooper S 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S

1965 Morris Mini Cooper S

Lot #211 (Sale Order 211 of 64)

Car originally described as a Morris Mini Cooper S is an Austin Mini Cooper S

Benefiting from a recent recommission and offered with a competitive estimate

•    A UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 1275 Cooper 'S' •    Recently fully recommissioned•    Classically finished in Old English White over Almond Green•    Coming from private ownership with a plethora of paperwork•    Offered at a very competitive estimate 

Alec Issigonis was firmly against the idea of a performance version of his new baby, despite several long evenings of animated discussion with his good friend, F1 guru, John Cooper in the Royal Oak. However, after JC appealed to BMC Management, Issigonis' concerns were disregarded and the two good friends eventually cooperated in creating what rapidly became and still remains a legendary little motor car. The first cars used a 997cc twin-carb A-series, changed for a short-stroke 998cc unit from 1964. Front disc brakes were standard and Mini-Coopers stood out thanks to their two-tone paint schemes and special grilles. These nimble little cars soon established their credentials as race and rally winners, and the stage was set for even faster versions. The first of these - the 1,071cc Mini Cooper 'S' of 1963 - took engine development a stage further and provided the basis for the 970 'S' and 1275 'S' of 1964. The ultimate Mini of its day, the 1275 'S',  pumped out 76bhp while remaining exceptionally flexible, and was good for a genuine 100mph - an astonishing performance at the time. 

This, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1275 Cooper ‘S’ is classically finished in Old English White over Almond Green and benefits from a recent refurbishment to a high standard by a marque specialist. During the process, the following new parts were fitted: wiring loom, clutch,  master cylinders, servo, hoses, radiator and the twin 1.25 inch carbs were rebuilt. 

This Mini was fully serviced on completion of the renovation and sits on good 145 x 10 Dunlop 'Aquajet' tyres on rare, original 3.5B Cooper 'S' rims. The front seats and interior are showing a nice patina and new carpets were fitted throughout. Coming from private ownership and offered at a very competitive estimate, this car may reward further investigation.  

 

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1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500

1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500

Lot #212 (Sale Order 212 of 64)

A unique pre-65 Historic Racing saloon at No Reserve

  • Highly developed and extremely competitive car that is both beautifully prepared and expertly engineered

  • Built with no expense spared, originally by Fortec Motorsport, and more recently by, Richard Moore Racing

  • Top spec Peter Knight freshly prepared, fully FIA-compliant Chevrolet V8 producing circa 430BHP at 7,000 rpm

  • Invited and competed at Goodwood five times over the last decade gaining regular top finishes 

  • Eligible for, and welcome in, the 2019 Masters Series, 2019 HRDC Historic Touring Cars, Bernie's V8s and HSCC Touring Cars

  • The only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe and its rarity will ensure invitations to all the greatest saloon car races in the world

The Studebaker Lark was produced between 1959 and 1966 in various guises as Studebaker's mainstream production saloon and manufactured in both Canada and Australia. The Lark Daytona was the third generation of the Lark model and only produced between 1964 and 1966 with a unique separate chassis and body construction. It was offered with various engine options including the small block Chevrolet V8 which was introduced in 1965, for both the American and Australian market only. The car was used successfully in competition in Australia, specifically at Bathurst where it gained a podium finish. During the final year of production, a limited edition 'Lark Daytona 500' model was also produced as a pace car for the famous Daytona 500 race in America.

This car is the only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe and has therefore secured invitations to some of the most high profile historic saloon races in the world, including both Goodwood Members Meeting support races as well as the main Goodwood Revival. It has been built on a no expense spared basis, originally by renowned single seater experts Fortec Motorsport and more recently by historic saloon specialists, Richard Moore Racing.

The car runs with a top specification Peter Knight freshly prepared and fully FIA compliant Chevrolet V8 which gives circa 430bhp. The car runs to a minimum agreed weight of 1,200 Kgs in the Masters Series and is also rev-limited to 7,000 rpm. The car is extremely competitive and has recently circulated Donington Park in early 1 minute 23, Goodwood in 1 min 30.3 and Spa in 3 minutes dead. It's offered with a host of comprehensive spares including 12 wheels and tyres, 2 limited-slip differentials, spare body panels for front wings, doors, bonnet and boot (including moulds where appropriate) and many further assorted components. It has been invited and competed at Goodwood 5 times over the last decade gaining regular top finishes in the Pierpoint Cup, the Jack Sears Trophy, and the St. Mary's Trophy. In fact, at the 2018 Revival, it qualified third overall and finished second overall in the St. Mary's Trophy celebrity race, just behind eventual winner, Ash Sutton, after a race-long epic battle. It is welcome in the 2019 Masters series, as well as the 2019 HRDC Historic Touring Cars, Bernie's V8s, and HSCC Touring Cars. It is also 'highly likely' to receive another invitation to the various prestigious races at Goodwood when their period of racing is for 1960's saloons. (letter from Goodwood on file)

Offered at No Reserve, this is a highly developed and extremely competitive car that is both beautifully prepared and expertly engineered. Its rarity will ensure difficult to obtain invitations and allow a competitive entry into all the greatest saloon races across the world. Truly stunning and a reluctant sale by long-term owner, Silverstone Auctions MD - Nick Whale, who is making way for another exciting new project. Please call him in the office for further details and also future Goodwood specific details.  

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1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Car 1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Car

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Car

Lot #213 (Sale Order 213 of 64)

Ex-Spa 24 Hours 1974/5 and ready to be returned to its former glory

  • Ex-'Butch Racing Team' car and ex-Spa 24 hours in 1974 and 1975 

  • Perfect candidate to be rebuilt to Group 1 Historic Touring Car specification for HTCC and Goodwood Member's meeting

  • Believed to have been last raced in 1981 and still wearing that livery

  • Offered with a BMIHT Certificate and a spare set of wheels / tyres

 

Although the Triumph Dolomite range, introduced in 1972, had proved to be refined and sporty, competitors such as BMW's 2002 had a performance advantage which was costing Triumph dearly, both in terms of sales and prestige. To remedy this, they unveiled the Dolomite Sprint in June 1973, although the launch had been delayed by a year, having been due to go on sale in 1972 alongside the main range.

A  team of engineers, led by Spen King, developed a 16-valve, single overhead camshaft head.  The capacity was increased to 1,998cc and combined with bigger carbs the output was upped to 127 bhp. This represented a significant increase over the smaller 1850cc variant, however, it fell frustratingly short of the original target of 135 bhp. As a result of this new engine, the Dolomite Sprint has a claim to be the world's first truly mass-produced multi-valve car and the design of the cylinder head won a British Design Council Award in 1974. Performance was excellent, with 0-60 mph taking around 8.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 119 mph.

We are informed that this particular Dolomite Sprint entered the 1974 Spa 24 Hours as part of a four-car team sponsored by Butch Tailors - the 'Butch Racing Team'. Car no. 46 was driven by Claude De Wael & Etienne Staelpart and the team also ran the car that finished 5th overall driven by the famous pairing of Tony Dron and Andy Rouse.  Whilst running very well in the top ten, this particular car (chassis 2110) unfortunately failed in the 23rd hour (listed as suspension maladies but believed to be a rear axle failure). The following year, it's believed the car was entered in the 1975 Spa 24 hours, again as part of the Butch Racing Team entry. The car was eventually to end up in the ownership of Nelio Brunetti, along with its sister car # 3353. Brunetti continued to use this car in European Touring Car events held mainly in Belgium and Italy.

Believed to have been last raced in 1981, # '2110' now remains exactly as it was when it returned from its last outing, in this distinctive Black, Orange and White colour scheme with sponsorship by 'Mach 3' (Belgian shoe-makers) and Brunetti's name on the roof. However, open the bonnet and bootlid and yellow paint from its original Butch Racing Team livery is still evident, confirming its originality. Since then '2110' and sister chassis '3353' have remained together for most of their lives passing through European dealers until they both ended up in the hands of Dirk Van Gorp, from whom the previous owner purchased it. For the past 2 years the car has been professionally stored in dehumidified storage maintaining its period look.

A 'British Motor Industry Heritage Trust' Certificate accompanies the 'Dolly' and confirms '2110' was built on the 12th July 1973. The original wheels, along with various other components, are included in the sale. This car would be the perfect candidate to rebuild to Group 1 Historic Touring Car specification and obtain FIA papers to ensure that it is fully eligible for HTCC and some of the most prestigious events, including perhaps, the Gerry Marshall Trophy at the Goodwood Members Meeting, the Algarve Classic Festival and the Spa Six Hours Endurance weekend. In short, this Dolly needs adopting and returning to its former glory. 

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1972 Lola T 290 FIA Sports Racing Car 1972 Lola T 290 FIA Sports Racing Car

1972 Lola T 290 FIA Sports Racing Car

Lot #214 (Sale Order 214 of 64)

Car originally described as having a David Gathercole built engine. It is not, the engine is a zero timed Cosworth 2.0 BDG iron block engine

Eligible for a number of high quality events

•    Took part in the 1974 Targo Florio, fitted with a Porsche 906 engine•    Purchased by our vendor in 2007. Fitted with a Cosworth BDG engine and a Hewland FG 400 gearbox•    Last raced at the 2011 Silverstone Classic driven by David Gathercole •    Fitted with a zero-timed, David Gathercole-built, Cosworth BDG. Current FIA HTP•    Eligible for a number of series such as World Sportscar Masters and Classic Endurance Racing

The T290 was Lola's 1972 contender for the European 2-litre Sports Car 'Championship for Makes', a vibrant series which ran at most of the classic circuits in the 70s with many famous drivers. 

Lola designers Bob Marston, Patrick Head, and John Barnard produced an entirely new car to replace the outgoing and winning T210 and T212. The new 1972 car was based on an aluminium monocoque and designed to take a variety of 2-litre engines including the Cosworth FVC and the Chevy Vega. As always with Lola, their production race cars were very competitive and easy to run for privateer racer and the monocoque T290 was direct competition for the Chevron B21 and Abarth Osella SE021.

Chassis HU 16 was originally supplied through European Lola agent Jo Bonnier where it remained for 2 years and subsequently was sold to Italian Bruno Rebac. The car, at that time, was fitted with a Porsche 906 engine and took part in the 1974 Targa Florio where it, unfortunately, crashed, however, the parts were subsequently reassembled into a new chassis built around the original bulkheads by John Collins.

In 1988, a Swedish gentleman purchased the car and took it back to Italy where it remained until 1995 when a Mr Jim Jaqua purchased it and exported it to America. Mr Jaqua prepared the car for racing and it was then in the hands of well known US preparer, Lee Chapman Racing. The car was later purchased through Simon Hadfield by our vendor in 2007 and is currently fitted with a Cosworth BDG engine and a Hewland FG 400 gearbox.

HU 16 last raced at the 2011 Silverstone Classic driven by well-known engine builder David Gathercole who had fitted one of his own 2-litre FVC engines for the occasion. David ran as high as 3rd in the race against such opposition as Lola T70s demonstrating just how quick and competitive this car can be.

Subsequently, the Lola has been fitted with a Cosworth BDG zero-timed engine making it eligible for a number of series such as World Sportscar Masters and Classic Endurance Racing. With a new owner, this car should be as competitive once again as it was in 1972 and 2011

The Lola comes complete with full FIA HTP papers.

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1965 Ford Mustang 289 Notchback race car 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Notchback race car

1965 Ford Mustang 289 Notchback race car

Lot #215 (Sale Order 215 of 64)

A fabulous Mustang that has been a race car from new in 1965

  • Desirable ‘K-Code’ Mustang finished in Guardsman Blue

  • Raced from new in 1965 by David Tallasken before being campaigned by IMSA winner Gene Felton

  • Engine totally rebuilt by I.C.E. Automotive Racing Engines in 2017 and used minimally since

  • Potential entrant to Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Spa 6 Hours, and Masters Pre-66 Touring cars

  • Supplied with a UK V5c and a superb history file

 

UK saloon racing in the 1960s was epitomised by the battles between the American V8s and the British Lotus Ford Cortinas and Austin Coopers of the day. They were driven, in the British Saloon Car Championship (pre-BTCC), by current Grand-Prix stars such as Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill, as well as saloon car specialists like Frank Gardener, Brian Muir, Sir Gawaine Bailie, Roy Pierpoint and Jack Sears. It was an exciting and evocative period of racing and the crowds enjoyed the closeness of the racing brought about by the contrasting abilities of the nimble Cortinas and Minis and the straight line speed of the V8s.

We are pleased to offer this special 1965 ‘K-Code’ Ford Mustang Notchback, finished in Guardsman Blue, which was purchased new by a Mr David Tallaksen who set about racing the car straight out of the box. Mr Tallaksen went on to campaign the Mustang across the South Eastern States, even setting a track record at Savannah International Speedway in 1965. A few years later Mr Tallaksen went on to own a Ford GT40 Mk.I – clearly bitten by the Ford / Shelby bug.

Late on in the 1965 season, the car changed pilots and owners, when Tallaksen sold it to a Mr Gene Felton, who, at the time couldn’t afford a new Shelby Mustang, so decided instead to have this car upgraded to Shelby specification. Two full seasons in the SCCA Regional and National Championships in 1966 and 1967, saw Gene win a number of races and finish in the top three each season, culminating in an overall win of the Southeast Division in 1967. The car and driver were both invited to the American Road Race of Champions each year, with a credible 6 th place finish overall at Riverside, California in 1966 – a picture of the car in action at this race is included in the file. In July 1967, Gene Felton entered The Paul Revere 250 Trans Am race at Daytona, leading the charge until an engine fault forced retirement from the race. At the end of the 1967 season, Gene retired the car as it was in need of repair following an on track skirmish, and the arrival of a new Camaro saw the trusty K-Code sidelined. Remaining in storage throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, Mr Felton eventually decided to return the car to its former glory and post-restoration began to campaign it successfully once again, winning on its first outing at Road Atlanta in 1989. Due to its illustrious period race history and its period-correct race preparation, it became one of the first historic race cars to gain SCCA certification in 1992. After some 28 years of ownership in 1993, Gene sold the Mustang to a Mr Richard Amsden of Florida. The car remained in the USA until it was purchased in 2006 by a Mr Anders Nannerup and exported to Denmark.

During Mr Nannerup's ownership, it was raced in Denmark with a class win at the Grand Prix of Denmark and a 3 rd overall in the Danish Vintage Championship before it was again the subject of a full restoration in 2008 preparing it to 'Historic 1965 Mustang Appendix K' specification. Finished in its 1967 Paul Revere 250 Trans Am race livery, it was invited to compete at the 2014 Goodwood Revival where Mr Nannerup shared driving duties with ex-F1 driver Rupert Keegan.

Purchased in 2015 by the current owner, it has since been prepared by WDK Motorsport and was the recipient of a full and comprehensive engine rebuild by I.C.E Automotive Racing Engines in July ‘17 resulting in an invoice in excess of £15,500, however the dyno sheet confirms a healthy 395bhp at 6,800 RPM. The car was then campaigned at the 2017 Goodwood Revival and Tour Auto.

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1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4

1979 Ferrari 308 GT4

Lot #216 (Sale Order 216 of 64)

From 34 years devoted ownership & with 'Classiche Certification'

  • Current ‘Classiche Certification' from Ferrari since 2009 

  • From 34 years of devoted privateer ownership

  • Meticulous maintenance, extensive history records & verifiable mileage

  • One of only 547 right-hand drive UK-delivered examples 

  • The first Bertone-designed production Ferrari 

  • The first mid-engined V8 production Ferrari   

After a hugely successful 20-year exclusive partnership with Pininfarina, Ferrari turned to Bertone to design its first production mid-engined V8, the Dino 308 GT4. The decision was made to mount the engine transversely to allow for 2+2 seating, which would complement the 246 GT/GTS in the Dino lineage. The Dino name was retained until the end of 1976 when it was re-badged as a Ferrari to accommodate popular demand. 

Although the newcomer's wedge-shaped styling was initially controversial - penned by Marcello Gandini who also designed the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, plus the Lancia Stratos, of which the 308 GT4 was aesthetically compared - the performance of its quad-cam 2,927cc DOHC, 16-valve, 90-degree aluminium-alloy V8 engine with four Weber 40 DCNF carburettors, coupled to a five-speed manual transaxle, did not disappoint; the former's 255bhp proving sufficient to propel the 308 past 150 mph, with 60 mph coming up in under seven seconds. With the addition of front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers, coil springs, anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes, the handling and road holding were all that you could hope for in a Ferrari.

During the development of the GT4, Ferrari engineers even worked with the late Nikki Lauda for several months of testing and research. Road & Track magazine was most impressed by the 308 GT4's blend of speed and civility when they tested one in 1974: ''Apart from the performance, which you take for granted in a Ferrari, and the aforementioned remarkable flexibility of the engine, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Dino 308 is the excellent ride it provides. The progress, compared to earlier Ferraris, is enormous.’’

The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 which was subjected to a Classiche evaluation by Ferrari in 2009, and ever since has the rarefied accolade of having Classiche Certification. In 2005 the company gave birth to Ferrari Classiche, a department of excellence that offers owners an exclusive service. This unique provision is very important for owners, as only Ferrari Classiche can release an official document confirming the full authenticity of a car.  Only fully functioning cars can receive the Ferrari Certificate of Authenticity; because to ensure the vehicle's conformity to the original design - and therefore maximum driving safety - all parts need to be authentic. Chassis, engine, gearbox and transmission, suspension, brakes, wheels, bodywork, and interior, are all rigorously examined by the Ferrari Classiche group of experts.

Since our vendor bought this 308 in 1985, he has ensured that Graypaul Ferrari of Nottingham - one of the few original UK Ferrari mail dealers authorised as ‘Officina’ (Italian for workshop) and able to implement the Ferrari Classiche Certification process and ensure the correct maintenance and/or repair of Ferrari cars over 20 years old – have cared for his car continuously, ensuring its ongoing status as a Ferrari Classiche Certified vehicle.  Doing even more than this to ensure the highest of standards, our vendor bestowed on the car a full engine & gearbox rebuild (and clutch replacement) within the last three years, plus a bare metal respray of the roof in 2016. This is easily one of the best 308 GT4s available to buy currently anywhere in the world. It’s provenance, history and mileage (62,000) are without question – a truly exceptional and reassuring honour amongst classic cars. This is a rare and special opportunity to own a Classiche Certificated Ferrari, believed to be the only such 308 GT4 in the UK.  Undoubtedly a 'Best of Breed'.

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1981/82 Suzuki RGB 500 MK7/8 F1 GP Race Bike 1981/82 Suzuki RGB 500 MK7/8 F1 GP Race Bike

1981/82 Suzuki RGB 500 MK7/8 F1 GP Race Bike

Lot #217 (Sale Order 217 of 64)

A lovely example of an F1 customer race bike

 

  • In the 1970s, the Suzuki RG500 played a key role in bringing about two-stroke dominance in Moto GP

  • One of a very limited supply of these race-only bikes

  • The F1 (Moto GP-spec) bikes were only supplied to chosen teams/privateers with demonstrable funding/experience

  • 1982 was the first year Suzuki fitted fully floating mono-shock suspension

  • This Mk7 sports magnesium crankcases and carburettors, a stepped square engine, and a dry clutch

  • A lovely example of an F1 customer race bike

 

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1964/5 Ford Mustang Convertible 1964/5 Ford Mustang Convertible

1964/5 Ford Mustang Convertible

Lot #218 (Sale Order 218 of 64)

A rare '64 and a half ' convertible in lovely condition

  • Dating from July 1964 and imported into the UK in 2014

  • Finished in Poppy Red over Wimbledon White with a matching roof

  • Bright red Mustang, rumbling V8 and the top down. The classic 'US of A' experience

  • Supplied with an MOT and a UK V5c    

The Ford Mustang was conceived in the full knowledge that in the mid-'60s, the biggest population bubble in history was now coming of age in America, 'baby boomers' would rule the 1960s and there was little or no reason to think they wanted to drive cars that were anything like the ones their parents owned.

Lee Iacocca, Ford's then General Manager, commissioned his design team to come up with a two-seat roadster that would compete with popular European cars as well as Chevrolet's Corvette Sting Ray. A design team headed by Iacocca's assistant manager and engineer, Donald Frey, was formed and the new project was entitled 'T-5'. After some consideration, it was agreed that a crossbreed roadster and Ford Falcon would be more suitable to modern demands considering that the Thunderbird, which was Ford's most recent two-seater car, did not fare very well at all with sales way below expectations. The T-5 team were given a new design commission and Lee Iacocca gave much credit to the efforts of stylist David Ash for making the renamed 'Mustang' the most incredible success.

In early 1964, production was being ramped up for the launch of, confusingly, the '1965 Ford Mustang' which was the title the car enjoyed in all its marketing and advertising. As if the excitement and the potential order numbers from dealers increasing exponentially was not enough, the new design was honoured by being named the 'Pace Car' for the imminent 'Indy 500' and Ford stepped up production even further to meet the anticipated demand. A special convertible version fitted with the 289cid V8 was adapted as the 'Pacer' and it was finished in Wimbledon White with a Guardsman Blue stripe on the bonnet and boot. Not being a company known for missing opportunities, Ford also made 230 extra 'pace car replicas' available in convertible and hardtop form. The '64 and a 1/2' convertibles (as they became known) were fitted with the 289cid V8, and the hardtops came with the slightly less powerful 260 V8. Thirty-five convertibles were sold to dealerships and 195 hardtops were given out in dealer competitions. Towards the end of 1964, Ford made some changes to the 1965 model-year Mustang and these cars are now known as 'late '65' cars with earlier vehicles (built between March 1964 and 17th August 1964) widely referred to as 'early 1965 or 1964 1/2 Mustangs'. This all may seem a bit trivial, however, amongst enthusiasts and collectors it's the purity of the early cars that makes them the most desirable and they do tend to command a premium.

Offered here is indeed one of those early cars and we can tell from the body and chassis plates that it was two-door convertible built on the 9th of July 1964 at Ford's Dearborn, Michigan plant, finished in Poppy Red with a White Vinyl interior with black trim. It was fitted with a 4.3-litre (260ci) V8, three-speed transmission, and a 3.00/1 axle ratio and standard differential. When completed it was despatched to Distribution Centre No.22 in Charlotte, North Carolina and onwards to its first owner. This lovely Mustang was imported to the UK in 2014 and has been enjoyed by our vendor as part of his collection. The V5c and the HPI Certificate clearly state that the engine is 4.7-litres (289ci) and we are currently trying to establish whether the larger engine was optioned from new, fitted later, or whether the import documentation was incorrect. Either way, this is a superb example of the rare 1964.5 Convertible in a classic colour scheme and has patently been well looked after. It will benefit from a fresh MOT just prior to the sale.

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1998 Dare Ginetta 2.0 G4 1998 Dare Ginetta 2.0 G4

1998 Dare Ginetta 2.0 G4

Lot #219 (Sale Order 219 of 64)

Smart, DARE-built, G4 Convertible equally happy on road or track

  • The G4 offered here is DARE-built and a comparatively rare convertible

  • Effectively a competition car but equally at home on the road. Hard and soft tops

  • 'Clamshell' bodywork and Silver/Mallard Green paintwork in very good condition

  • 2-litre Zetec on throttle bodies producing 225bhp. Type 9, 5-speed, semi-helical, close-ratio box

  • Bespoke Brembo/DARE front four-pot callipers. Brake bias adjuster. Uprated adjustable dampers

  • A well-prepared, fast road/race Ginetta that would be competitive in a number of championships     

Ginetta began in Suffolk in the 1950s when a young Ivor Walklett joined his three older brothers to work in the family's agricultural and structural engineering business and it wasn't long before his enthusiasm for cars led him to create a special based on a pre-war Wolseley Hornet. The Walklett's car-making business became known as Ginetta, and that first, corner of the barn special, subsequently became known as the G1. A few years later, Ginetta really hit their stride with the G4, which became available as a kit at the beginning of the 1960s. Intended to be both a bare-bones road-going sports car and competitive racer, the G4 featured a tube-frame chassis with double wishbones, coil springs and dampers up front along with a live axle with upper trailing arms, coil springs and dampers at the rear. The old adage 'If it looks right, it is right' certainly applied to the astonishingly pretty little Ginetta and, fitted initially with the unburstable 1-litre Ford 105E Anglia engine and subsequently with a Lotus Twin-Cam, the G4 captured the imagination of the competition set and was raced with widespread success as far afield as the USA and Canada. On short circuits, it proved the match of Divas, Marcos and the nimble Lotus Elans and in the hands of the late Chris Meek would become famous for the 'David and Goliath' battles with much more powerful Jaguars and the occasional Ferrari.  Following the Walklett brothers' sale of the original Ginetta company, Dare (UK) Ltd of Great Wigborough managed to negotiate a license to produce the Ginetta G4 and G12 and the well-respected Essex company are still in business today fabricating complete shells and an extensive list of parts.

The G4 offered here is indeed a DARE built car and is a comparatively rare convertible. Dating from 1998 it was first registered on the 12th of August of that year and was purchased by our vendor in 2006 making him the cars fourth owner. It's effectively a competition car but is equally at home on the road and benefits from both hard and soft tops. The front bodywork is a 'clamshell' race-type and we understand the bodywork is good with no crazing or cracks just a few minor paint imperfections due to wear and tear. The car is always garaged and covered and, whilst with our vendor, has only been used on the road in the dry. The chassis and body were rebuilt in 2010 by Cottage Classics and there is a full photographic record of this. At the same time, the 2-litre Zetec was rebuilt by Dunnell at a cost of £7,000 and there is a full build sheet with the car. Always serviced annually regardless of mileage and has just been serviced with new engine oil, filter and new diff and gearbox oil. The car had a short race season one year with the 750MC. No damage. Still has ignition cut out but no extinguisher.

Specification:

  • 2-litre Zetec on throttle bodies producing 225bhp 

  • Dry sump with catch tank and Titan oil pump kit

  • Alloy 'Radtec' radiator. 4-1 exhaust into BTB noise-compliant stainless box  

  • Pre-SVA so no cat

  • October 2016 new Omex 600 ECU and loom by Northampton Motorsport 

  • Ford Type 9 Gearbox semi-helical 5-speed close ratio

  • Rear IRS Sierra LSD with uprated driveshafts  

  • Uprated adjustable dampers Bespoke Brembo/DARE front four-pot callipers. Brake bias adjuster

  • Alloy and suede wheel.

  • Black and green vinyl upholstery

  • Pre-SVA so has period instruments and toggle switches  

  • DARE chrome rollover bars 

  • Brand new R888 tyres on painted Minilites (205 rear/ 185 fronts)

DARE has built a reputation for the quality of their Ginettas and this little G4 certainly looks the part, apparently drawing attention wherever it goes. It wouldn't take much to prepare it, once again, for circuit use and it can be supplied with an unused spare set of Minilite wheels from DARE, with new wet/road tyres at additional cost. It'

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Lot #220 (Sale Order 220 of 64)

A stunning, matching-numbers 'Gullwing' from long-term private ownership

  • Supplied new on 27th December 1954 to Hoffman of New York originally finished in Mercedes 'Racing Silver'

  • Early car featuring the highly desirable 'belly pans'. Sports camshaft upgrade. Electronic power steering (removable)

  • Imported from Arizona in 1989 finished in Fire Engine Red. First UK owner was Lotus Team Manager, Peter Warr

  • The gearbox and brakes have recently been overhauled. Stainless steel exhaust. Four new tyres in 2018

  • Most importantly, the injection pump was completely rebuilt by HK Engineering in Germany two years ago

  • Comprehensive history file (John Surtees Engineering, Ron Waghorn, Tommy Johnston, Omega Motorsport)

  • A plethora of parts invoices from Keinle, HK Engineering and Classic Mercedes UK 

  • Ready to be enjoyed this summer. A rare opportunity into the privileged world of Gullwing ownership  

Voted 'Sports car of the century' in 1999, the 300SL Gullwing is an iconic Mercedes-Benz coupe that was first produced in 1954. Only 1,400 cars were ever made and early cars, such as the car offered here, are highly desirable to collectors and enthusiasts alike. We are privileged to offer this car fresh to market from the same private ownership as the 300SL Roadster that we sold at the Silverstone Classic in 2018.

When supplied new on 27th December 1954 to Hoffman of New York, the car was originally finished in Mercedes 'Racing Silver'. It is an early car and features the highly desirable full 'belly pans' and has also been fitted with a sports camshaft upgrade and, more recently, electronic power steering which can be removed if required.

The first UK owner was the famous Lotus Team Manager, the late Peter Warr, who imported the car, which was now finished in striking American fire-engine red, from Arizona in 1989 and subsequently enjoyed the car until it was purchased by our vendor in August 1993. The comprehensive history file shows the thorough and diligent maintenance of the car during his tenure with a number of well known 300SL Specialists, including John Surtees Engineering, marque expert Ron Waghorn, marque expert Tommy Johnston and, more latterly, Neil Corns of Omega Motorsport. The plethora of parts invoices are from Keinle, HK Engineering and Classic Mercedes UK but, most important of all, the injection pump was completely overhauled and rebuilt by HK Engineering in Germany just two years ago. Both the gearbox and brakes have also been recently overhauled, including both the brake drums and master cylinders.

The car has benefitted from regular use and has been on many European motor tours to exotic places such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Monaco, as well as competing on the Ecurie Ecosse Scottish Tours no less than 12 times! It has clearly been loved and cherished by our enthusiastic vendor who is now ready to let the car enjoy the next chapter of its life.

Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, and four new tyres in 2018, the car is offered ready to be used and enjoyed this summer and provides a rare opportunity into the privileged world of Gullwing ownership.  

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1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi Sportline 1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi Sportline

1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi Sportline

Lot #221 (Sale Order 221 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Delivered on the 3rd April 1992 to its first owner who kept the car until August 2007

  • Purchased by its second owner in late 2007

  • Its condition and low mileage attracted it to the owner of a private collection in 2017

  • The current mileage of 20,876 is supported by MOTs and service records

  • Supplied with the original handbook and service book along with UK and NI Test Certificates

  • Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected

The VW Golf is surely one of the most iconic ‘hot-hatches' ever conceived. Its popularity has never diminished and a plethora of variants and styles have always been hungrily anticipated and universally enjoyed by the car's cult following all of whom treasure the next instalment from Volkswagen, the hot-hatch giant.

Whilst many motorists today appreciate the exhilaration of roof-down ‘wind-in-your-hair' motoring, few are willing to forego the comfort of a saloon car in order to enjoy it, however,  the Golf GTi Convertible, introduced in 1980, made any such sacrifice unnecessary being designed and built by one of the world's most experienced builders of open-touring cars - Karmann of Osnabrück. With the hood up these little cars were remarkably draught free, lower the hood - a simple matter of releasing two clasps - and you were ready to take advantage of every moment of sunshine which a British summer could muster.

The Golf GTi Sportline was a run-out model of the legendary Mk1 GTi Convertible, enhancing the appeal of the car with Flash Red, Black, or Jasmine Yellow paint, Recaro seats finished in black and red, and black BBS 'RA' wheels. With its sub-10 second 0-60mph time and a top speed of 108mph, the Sportline was clearly no ordinary Golf convertible. Only 449 were built and it's thought that less than 200 remain, making it an attractive proposition for collectors.

Finished in Flash Red, this Sportline GTi was delivered on the 3rd April 1992 by Castles of Dover Street Ltd. in Leicester to a Mr A Islam who kept the car until August 2007. The service book indicates that he took the car to Spain for a period as it was serviced by the VW main dealer in Marbella until September 2000 when the recorded mileage was 9,436. It was purchased by its second owner, a Mr A McCullough of Co. Down in August 2007.  He continued to enjoy the car with limited use until 2017 and the DVA Test Certificates in the file document the low mileage.

In 2017, the Golf found a home in a private collection of exceptional vehicles but is now being offered for sale. The history file contains the original handbook and service book along with UK MOTs and Northern Ireland Test Certificates. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

The Golf GTi will probably remain in fashion for ever and this rare iteration is worthy of a place in any collection and is sure to become increasingly sought-after.

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC (C126) 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC (C126)

1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC (C126)

Lot #222 (Sale Order 222 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, post-facelift car with only 38,000 miles

  • Handsome pillarless coupe, rare on UK roads and only 3,680 420s were built worldwide

  • 4.2-litre V8 producing 224bhp at 5400rpm

  • Superbly finished in Pajett Red (Cabernet) with Light Ivory hide

  • An emerging 'classic' and one of the finest examples available  

When new in 1988, the SEC was the top of the range Mercedes-Benz Coupe and supplied in limited numbers. This particular, UK-spec 420 SEC was supplied by London Road Garage of Romford finished in Pajett Red with Light Ivory hide upholstery. Today it has covered just 38,000 miles and is in exceptional condition having been professionally stored as part of this very significant private collection since 2011. High quality examples of the SEC are now recognised as the next emerging classic and we would suggest that this is one of the finest examples currently available.

Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

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1975 BMW 1602 1975 BMW 1602

1975 BMW 1602

Lot #223 (Sale Order 223 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • A genuine and warranted 3055 miles from new

  • Purchased on the 1st January 1975 from Normand (Bromley) Ltd. by Mr M J Ledger and owned for 41 years

  • Bought by its second owner on 11th May 2016. In a substantial private collection since then

  • Full book pack, original service book, sales brochure, Haynes Manual and copy of the original V5c

  • In incredibly original condition. Even a dealer tax disc and leather key ring in their original paper bag 

  • An exceptional find and worthy of a place in any 'Best of Breed' collection

  • Prior to the sale, will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected  

BMW launched its 'Neue Klasse' ('New Class') range of compact saloons and coupes in 1962 and it is no exaggeration to say that they were the cars that saved the company. Up to that point they had been best known for making beautifully engineered but incredibly complex and expensive machines that no-one outside Germany could either afford or understand. With its crisp, modernist styling, brilliant chassis dynamics and superb engineering, the Neue Klasse changed all that at a stroke, and established BMW as a truly international brand.

Although it was the 'pocket rocket', 2-litre 2002 that everyone raved about, the smaller 1600-2 and 1500-2 were arguably better cars, being better balanced and cheaper to own and run. An economy version of the 2002, the 1600-2 was launched at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1966 and was sold through 1975, with its name simplified to 1602 in 1971. With 85bhp from its M10 engine, the 1602 won friends for its excellent dynamics and brilliant handling.

Now, this really is special. Purchased on the 1st January 1975 from Normand (Bromley) Ltd. by Mr M J Ledger, this gleaming BMW 1602 was to remain in his possession until it became the property of its second owner on 11th May 2016. Since then it has been part of a substantial private collection. It was ordered in Schwarz (086) with a Cream leather and cord interior and since New Years Day 44 years ago has covered a warranted 3,055 miles. (There may be a few more after the service and road test).

The car's history file contains the full book pack, original service book, sales brochure, Haynes Manual, and copy of the original V5. A Normand (Bromley) Ltd. tax disc and leather key ring will also be found in their original paper bag!!

It's fortunate for the rest of us that there are people who will buy a new car, use it lightly on dry days, return it to their garage, and strive consistently over the years to keep the car in, as close as possible, the condition in which it arrived and we would guess that this little BMW has belonged to one of those.

Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

An exceptional find and worthy of a place in any 'Best of Breed' collection.

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Lot #224 (Sale Order 224 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Europe's first turbocharged production car. 170bhp/240Nm of torque and 0-60 in 6.9 seconds

  • Just 1,672 cars produced in total with around 500 thought to remain, very few UK cars with known history

  • Delivered new to BMW dealer Hammer in Monchengladbach, West Germany on 30/08/1974 in Polaris Metallic

  • The car spent approximately 20 years in Spain before being registered in the UK in April 2015

  • Sent to Lloyd Colne BMW in Lancashire to be repainted and a complete engine rebuild

  • Just over 7,000 miles indicated and has resided in a private collection since 2016

  • Prior to the sale, it will have an oil/ filter service, fluids, freshly MOT'd, road tested, and inspected 

The 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor-show and was Europe's first turbocharged production car. With an output of 170bhp and 240Nm of torque, it was the fastest BMW yet produced, pinching that mantle from the superb 2002 Tii. Only produced in late 1973 and 1974, there were just 1,672 built, all in left-hand drive and sadly, very few survive today. Replaced in 1975 by the ubiquitous '3' series, it was the last model to be introduced by BMW whilst they were still regarded as a specialist low volume niche manufacturer.

The 2002 Turbo is easily distinguished from any other 2002 by its body-colour front spoiler, black rubber rear spoiler, riveted wheel arch extensions, and most cars were further fitted with Motorsport stripes on the front spoiler and sides. However, underneath the surface there are more subtle changes. The front chassis rails are heavier, the floor areas around the rear suspension mounting points are thicker, the quarter panels are cut out for the flares, the outer rear wheel housings are larger, the boot floor is different to accommodate a larger spare tire and special 70-litre fuel tank, and the nose panel is unique. The original style of Motorsport stripes featured the word 'turbo' in reverse on the front spoiler, designed so that drivers could see the word clearly in their rear-view mirror as the Turbo was quickly approaching. However, the German government considered this to be too aggressive and BMW was quickly pressured into changing to a different style without any kind of turbo script on the front spoiler. 

This 1974 Turbo was originally delivered to BMW dealer Hammer in Monchengladbach, West Germany on August 30th 1974 in Polaris Metallic, paint code 060 and there is a confirmation email to this effect from BMW Classic. Further documentation in the history file would suggest that the car spent approximately 20 years in Spain before being registered in the UK in April 2015. At this point it was sent to Lloyd Colne BMW in Lancashire to be repainted and a complete engine decoke and rebuild including a new clutch assembly, in exchange for a little short of £10,000. The odometer currently reads 7,001 miles which is believed accurate but can't be fully warranted as the instrument reads in MPH and it would probably have been fitted with a KPH speedometer from new. Certainly there is an inspection document in Spanish in the file dated September 2014 and documenting 4,222km. It's a bit academic, really, as the condition of the car is incredible.

Since 2016 the little Turbo has resided in a large private collection and prior to the sale, it will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

The history file contains, original sales brochures, a complete book pack, Spanish registration documents, and old MOTs. This is a really lovely example of an iconic model and worthy of any collection.

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1999 BMW Z3M Roadster (E36/7) 1999 BMW Z3M Roadster (E36/7)

1999 BMW Z3M Roadster (E36/7)

Lot #225 (Sale Order 225 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, From the Property of a Gentleman.

  • A UK-supplied car that was collected from the distributor Patrick Smets, BMW Belgium on 18th May 1999

  • Finished from new in Arctic Silver with a dramatic Imola Red and Black Nappa leather interior

  • First registered in the UK on 1st June 1999 to Mr J Graves who kept the car until January 2017

  • In a private collection ever since. The current mileage is 14,060

  • 13 BMW main dealer service stamps, most recent at 13,898. MOT valid until May 2020

  • Absolutely delightful example. Be hard to find a better one

Launched in 1998 and only in production for five years, the Z3M Roadster was developed by BMW's M-Sports division who installed the magnificent 321bhp, 3.2-litre straight-six engine from the contemporary E36 M3 Coupe, along with that car's beefed up suspension, brakes and five-speed manual gearbox. The package was topped off with massive alloy wheels, quad exhausts, and a more aggressive front spoiler and side skirts. There were also interior upgrades with additional gauges in the centre console, 'M-Sport' gear knob, various chrome bits throughout the cockpit, and leather sport seats as standard equipment. The result was a proper sports car that could scorch to 60mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top speed limited to 155mph. Only 15,375 were built in total but of these only 3,557 were to full power European spec (American cars only had 240bhp) and only 997 were RHD.

This is a really lovely example of an S-50 Z3M Roadster and was UK-specified from new in right-hand drive, finished in Arctic Silver, with an M-Sport interior including S50 bucket seats in Imola Red and Black Nappa leather. Additional options chosen from new include, a limited-slip diff, air-conditioning, heated sports seats, a passenger airbag, and an M-Sport leather steering wheel. It was delivered from the factory to distributor, Patrick Smets BMW Belgium on 18th May 1999 and collected from there by its first owner, Mr J Graves, who was working there at the time. He brought the car home with him to the UK immediately and it was first registered on 1st June 1999. He obviously loved it as he kept the car until January 2017. This lucky little BMW moved from one fastidious owner to another and has resided in a rather special private collection ever since.

The mileage indicated on the car's MOT Certificate (May 2019) is 14,060 which is fully supported by the 13 BMW main dealer service stamps (12 of which were Batemans). The most recent service was in May 2016 with the odometer showing 13,898, illustrating how little the Z3 has been used recently. The comprehensive owner's file contains all the aforementioned MOTs, the stamped service record, original COC, and the build spec. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

In splendid condition all round, we imagine that it would be difficult to find a better example of these spritely little German roadsters.

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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL60 AMG (R129) 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL60 AMG (R129)

1995 Mercedes-Benz SL60 AMG (R129)

Lot #226 (Sale Order 226 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • This UK-supplied, SL60 AMG was undoubtedly the flagship of the R129 range

  • Finished in the unusual SL60 colour of Imperial Red with Mushroom leather

  • One of 49 right-hand drive cars and, at 14,000 miles, possibly the lowest mileage SL60 available

  • Part of a private collection since 2016 and remains in exceptional condition

Launched in 1989, the R129-series continued the SL dynasty from Mercedes-Benz, a ‘Sport Lightweight' family which began in 1954 with the legendary 300SL Roadster and ‘Gullwing', and has survived into its 6th generation with the current R231-series.

Traditionally the most sporting model of the MB line-up, the SL was the preserve of the rich and famous when new. From the hypnotic dance of the electric hood mechanism to the roll bar that automatically flipped up if the car sensed an accident, the SL oozed sophistication with all the latest technology such as adaptive suspension with active damping, airbags, traction control, air con and a superb new five-link rear suspension all as standard.

The Mercedes-Benz SL60 was the short-number production AMG variant SL deemed, at the time, to be the flagship of the range. Its enormously powerful and ultra-smooth 6-litre V8 engine delivered ferocious performance which could be enjoyed from the luxury cabin for which Mercedes-Benz is renowned. This example is particularly special being, possibly, the lowest mileage SL60 on the market, and one of just 49 right-hand drive cars produced.

Our car was delivered new to Sir Christopher Evans, OBE, the respected Welsh biotechnology entrepreneur who was sufficiently successful to be able to indulge himself in the finer things in life, one of which was his cossetted SL60. During his ownership from 1995 to just 3 years ago, his SL carried the registration ‘CR 1S' and such is the condition of this car today, it was clearly lovingly cared for. It was purchased from our auction at Salon Prive in 2016 and has resided since then as part of a private collection.

With just 14,000 miles recorded from new, the condition of this car is exceptional, appearing to be almost showroom fresh. It has been enjoyed by one owner after Sir Christopher and has been serviced three times during its warranted 14,000 miles. Offered in the unusual SL60 colour of Imperial Red with Mushroom leather interior, the car appears faultless as the pictures plainly evidence.

Costing more than £105,000 when new and delivering close to 410 bhp with an (unlimited) top speed of more than 185mph, this is a remarkable piece of engineering excellence. To blend such incredible performance with predictable handling and a sumptuous, electronics-packed, leather-bound cabin is a feat that was only achieved by Mercedes-Benz in the nineties. Now revered as a bona fide ‘future classic', the evidence of the appeal of the very 'best of breed', low-mileage cars is unmistakable, and accordingly, we believe this car represents serious value at today's guide price. A rare opportunity.

Service History:

  • 24/07/2002 - 8,000 mile service at M-B Cheltenham @ 8,778 miles

  • 25/09/2006 - 12,000 mile service M-B Cheltenham @ 10,384 miles

  • 01/11/2007 - 18,000 mile service M-B Cheltenham @ 10,697 miles

  • 30/04/2009 - 24,000 mile service M-B Cheltenham at 10,798 miles

  • 24/06/2015 - Recommission, service and bill of health by SL Shop, Redditch @ 11,257 miles

MOTs:

  • 20/07/2006 - 10,346 miles

  • 13/07/2007 - 10,492 miles

  • 02/10/2008 - 10,758 miles

  • 24/06/2015 - 11,257 miles

  • 18/08/2016 - 13447 miles

  • 30/04/2019 - 13,458 miles

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1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 'Bianco Perlato' 1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 'Bianco Perlato'

1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 'Bianco Perlato'

Lot #227 (Sale Order 227 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Special edition 'Evoluzione 2 Bianco Perlato'. 1 of only 365

  • Imported to the UK quite early in its life on 19/05/1998

  • Good maintenance history with invoices from Walkers, Prestocar and Allitalia in Wrexham

  • Over £10,000 invested in the car between September 2014 and June 2016

  • Supplied with the original bookpack, service records, a host of invoices and older MOTs

  • The current MOT is valid until February 2020 and the odometer is reading 108,000km

First seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1979, the Lancia Delta Integrale is best known for its domination of the World Rally Championship in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Constantly being developed, the first ‘Evoluzione' cars were built at the end of 1991 and carried on through 1992 and these 'Evo' models were to be the final homologation cars built for the Lancia Rally Team competing under the Martini Racing banner.

Arriving in June 1993, a further development of the HF Integrale naturally became known as the Evo II and featured an updated version of the 2-litre, 16-valve turbo engine producing a little more power (215bhp) and incorporated a three-way catalyst and a Lambda probe, with everything being organised by a new Marelli integrated engine control system. In addition to the mechanical changes, the Evo II received a cosmetic and functional facelift that included, new 16' light-alloy rims with 205/45 ZR 16 tyres, a body-colour roof moulding to underline the connection between the roof and the Solar control windows, an aluminium fuel cap, air-intake grilles on the front mudguards,and a red-painted cylinder head.

Based on both the Evo I and II, Lancia produced various limited editions and these cars were shared amongst its own dealer network. Naturally, with very low production numbers, they became sought after in period and even more so now. In particular demand was the Evoluzione 2 Bianco Perlato known affectionately amongst enthusiasts as 'La Perla'. Only 365 were built worldwide finished in a beautiful colour combination with White Pearl bodywork and a blue leather Recaro interior including the Momo steering wheel.

This delightful example dates from 1994 and was delivered new to Parma in Italy initially, but was imported to the UK quite early in its life on 19/05/1998. Since 2017 it has been part of a private collection and had little use but the car is supplied with an interesting history file indicating that it has been well maintained throughout, with invoices from all the right people; Walkers, Prestocar and most recently Allitalia in Wrexham.

Notably, between September 2014 and June 2016 the previous owner invested over £10,000 in the car with Allitalia. There is a wedge of detailed invoices in the file but, in brief, the work included a new turbo, timing belts, boost control pipes and new brakes. Some corrosion in the sills was attended to and the underside treated to a coat of Waxoyl. In 2015 the cylinder head was removed, after a compression loss in cylinder 4, and skimmed. Whilst the head was off, the engine bay was overhauled and tidied and any faltering components were replaced including a new custom made Alunox exhaust system. The history file also contains the original bookpack including the service records, a host of invoices, and some older MOTs.  The current MOT is valid until February 2020 and the odometer is reading 108,000km.

Anyone who has ever driven an Integrale knows how special they are and L203 SUB seems a very honest example with plenty of history and represents an excellent opportunity to experience the sense of invincibility engendered by these talented little Lancias. However, this Evo II is a little different, it's a 'Bianco Perlata', and instead of being covered in Martini or Repsol advertising, this Evo is wearing a party frock, kind of a 'Prom Queen' with a black-belt in Karate.

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC (C107) 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC (C107)

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC (C107)

Lot #228 (Sale Order 228 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Dating from 1980, an original UK-supplied car from Mercedes-Benz in Brentford

  • Its first owner was Colonel W.R.A. Fetherstonhaugh

  • Just 33,000 miles supported by the early service history and further documentation

  • Professionally looked after as part of a private collection since 2011

  • A very fine and highly collectable example of a rare and original 450 SLC  

The Mercedes Benz SLC, built for a decade until October 1981, was the car the classic market overlooked until it was almost too late. While the R107 SL roadster, on which the SLC was based, has been collectable ever since its production ceased, and hence survives in substantial numbers, the C107 coded coupe became forgotten and unloved once the striking 126-Series coupe arrived to replace it. A total of 62,888 SLCs were manufactured, hardly an inconsequential number, yet they are rarely seen, most having been sent to the scrapheap. Perhaps people felt the SLC, 360mm longer in wheelbase and length than the SL, and with awkward rear window trims (there to disguise the fact that the rear windows could not be fully lowered), lacked the SL's graceful lines. Values stayed low, but things are now changing as it has become apparent just how scarce these big pillarless coupes have become, collectors are having second thoughts and prices are rising. 

This UK-supplied 450 SLC was the top of the Mercedes-Benz range back in 1980 when supplied to Colonel W.R.A. Fetherstonhaugh. The service history suggests it was originally owned by Mercedes-Benz UK who, in those days, were based in Brentford, Middlesex and it may well have been their official press car or demonstrator, prior to being purchased by Colonel Fetherstonhaugh, who was its first private owner.

Bought by our private UK collector and added to his collection in 2011 it has been professionally stored ever since. The mileage today is exceptionally low at just 33,000 and this is supported by the early service history and further documentation in the accompanying owner's file. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

This is a very fine and highly collectable example of a rare and original 450 SLC.

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2004 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4S 2004 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4S

2004 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4S

Lot #229 (Sale Order 229 of 64)

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  • A superb example of the 'Turbo-look', four-wheel drive, Carrera 4S in Arctic Silver

  • Spent the first 12 years of its life in sunny Jersey, and main dealer maintained there

  • Only 9,000 miles from new, corroborated by the service history and older MOTs

  • Supplied with the Porsche bookpack, handbooks and stamped service records

When Porsche introduced the 996 in 1998, it heralded a big departure from the timeless 911 concept, for not only was it radically different to its predecessor but, for the first time, a Porsche 911 was water cooled. Stringent emissions/noise regulations, a higher expectation for refinement and a high-performance, 4-valves per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other major changes included a completely new platform topped with a sleeker body, a more raked windscreen, and a redesigned interior. The new car was far more practical too, with more space for touring, a roomier cabin and a structure that was 45% stiffer, yet despite all of this, the 996 was 50kg lighter than the outgoing model. 

In response to customer demand, the four-wheel drive Carrera 4S was introduced in 2003 fitted as standard with many options including a wider body with turbo-style wheels, lowered suspension, and a sports exhaust coupled to the 3.6-litre engine which developed 320bhp @6600rpm and 273lb/ft torque. Aided by the inclusion of 'Variocam plus' which improved power delivery through the range, the car was capable of 0-60 in under 5 seconds and a top speed of over 175mph.

This particular car is a C-16, UK-spec C4S and was supplied new in July 2004 through the main Porsche agent in Jersey where it was to reside for the next 12 years. Regularly maintained by the Porsche main agent, as shown by the official Porsche bookpack and handbooks, the car was seldom used and has today covered just over 9,000 miles from new, as confirmed by both the service history and older MOT Certificates in the history file.

The curvaceous looks borrowed from the Turbo, combined with the enhanced brakes, lowered suspension and sophisticated four-wheel drive system resulted in the C4S becoming hugely desirable and this rare manual gearbox example, superbly finished in Arctic Silver, is eminently collectable particularly at this tiny mileage.  It also offers its next owner the luxury of modern technology such as airbags, ABS, door-bars, and sat-nav etc. as well as a driving experience that is true and typical Porsche - exciting and exhilarating.

Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

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1985 BMW 735i SE Auto (E23) 1985 BMW 735i SE Auto (E23)

1985 BMW 735i SE Auto (E23)

Lot #230 (Sale Order 230 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Supplied by Wolverhampton Motor Services in June 1995 to Eric Roberts of Walsall finished in Reseda Green 

  • Specified with central locking, electric seats/windows, air conditioning, cruise control and window blinds

  • Remained with its first owner until 2014. Just 18,000 miles from new. Three former keepers

  • Cylinder head rebuild and full service in 2014 at 16,434 miles. Cosseted in a private collection since 2016

  • Ex-'Concours' contender and at 18,000 miles, it remains in remarkable condition

  • Will have an oil and filter change, fluid levels check, road test and MOT prior to being offered for sale  

The replacement for the 2500/2800/3.0-Series saloons arrived on the market in the middle of a downturn in sales for large cars but, despite a hostile commercial environment, the BMW 7-Series sold very well indeed, remaining in production from 1977 until 1986, and making huge gains over the earlier cars.

Some would say that the E23 7-Series was polished, yet less appealing than its predecessor, and in a classic sense that's undoubtedly true - but again, it was an important car in the development of the company. It bristled with up-to-the-second technology such as a check computer, climate control, ABS, driver's airbag and fuel injection in the top models, but some of the driving immediacy of the E3 was lost thanks to ballooning dimensions. Treated to a mid-life facelift in 1983 that standardised engine management and improved efficiency and driveability, but it still lacked warmth. Despite this, the 7-Series matured into an excellent luxury saloon with these later cars, as we have here, proving to be devastating all-rounders.

This remarkable car was supplied by BMW Dealer, Wolverhampton Motor Services, in June 1995 to a local Business Director, Eric Roberts of Montfort Road, Walsall finished in Reseda Green and specified with central locking, electrically operated seats and windows, air conditioning, cruise control, and window blinds. He continued to have it maintained by them for many years as shown in the original service book and it remained within the family, lightly used, until 2014 when purchased by another local family in Kidderminster. At this point, the services of Autobahn in Halesowen were engaged to carry out a full service and inspection, the result of which culminated in a cylinder head rebuild with new gaskets. According to the relevant invoice, the indicated mileage was 16,434 at this point.

In 2016, it was purchased as part of a private collection and the MOT of January that year documents the mileage at still just 17,950. A BMW Car Club Concours 'Masterclass' judging sheet can also be found within the history file with an impressive score of 766 out of 890 and, ironically, the car was judged down slightly in the Bonus Points section due to its low mileage!!.  Also in the file is a dealership 'point of sale' display, thought to be from 2016, which reads:

'B155 SHA was originally purchased in 1985 from these very premises previously trading as Wolverhampton Motor Services. Purchased as an executive directors car, it has remained in the ownership of a local family until recently when the current owner was no longer able to drive. It has covered just 17,800 miles from new and is totally original inside and out even down to the TRX tyres. It is completely rust free and has never had any paint or body work carried out during its 31 years.'

The accompanying owner's file contains the original bookpack, stamped service book, a selection of invoices and MOTs, and the original sales brochures and booklets.

The car will benefit from an oil and filter change, fluid levels check, road test and MOT prior to being offered for sale.

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SE (W116) 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SE (W116)

1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SE (W116)

Lot #231 (Sale Order 231 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Just three former keepers and 32,382 miles from new

  • Finished in Byzantine Gold Metallic

  • Only 2,234 miles between 1990 and 2014

  • In a private collection since 2012. Supplied with the original bookpack, service records and the original build card from Mercedes

  • A beautifully preserved piece of seventies Mercedes history in a time warp condition Prior to the sale this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected  

The Mercedes-Benz W116 was the first model range to be officially called the S-Class with the letter S signifying Special. It was also the first Mercedes saloon to feature a new updated corporate styling theme which would run up until the mid 90s. This 1973 350SE is powered by the M116 3. 5L V8 which was first seen in the 300SEL 3. 5 in 1969 and has been enjoyed by just three former keepers covering 32,382 miles. Originally supplied in Byzantine Gold Metallic to Mr R.T. Walding of Churchdown in Gloucester by Central Motors Gloucester and from the history file it appears to have been looked after by them and County Garage (Cheltenham) in its early days. Judging by the service records and MOT Certificates in the file, this wonderful luxury saloon covered nearly all of its mileage the first 17 years of its life as by 1990 the odometer was indicating 30,123. Since that time and over the following  24 years it covered just 2,234 miles according to the 2014 MOT Certificate which shows 32,357 miles. It has been part of a significant private collection since 2012. Supplied with the car is the original bookpack including the service book, and the original build card from Mercedes. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

A beautifully preserved piece of seventies Mercedes history in a time warp condition.

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1973 Citroen DS Super 5 1973 Citroen DS Super 5

1973 Citroen DS Super 5

Lot #232 (Sale Order 232 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Truly stunning, right-hand drive, DS presented in period white (Blanc Meije) with original Red Targa upholstery

  • Multiple Concours trophies since 1987 (over 200 awards). Pride of place in our vendors private collection since 2016

  • Featured prominently at the Paris Concours and Citroen World Championship. Appearances on Top Gear and Fifth Gear

  • The cars history fills a number of storage boxes, full photographic restoration folders and at least 150 magazine features

  • Prior to the sale, will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected

The Citroen DS was introduced by the French company in 1955 and produced in various derivatives over the next 20 years, becoming the company's most successful model with over 1.5 million sold by the end of production in 1975. The DS was designed by an Italian and became instantly recognisable for its aerodynamic and futuristic shape and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension.

This truly stunning, right-hand drive DS is presented in period white (Blanc Meije) bodywork with original Red Targa upholstery. It has just two previous recorded keeper, the first being the CEO of the supplying Citroen dealership, and was originally registered with the number plate WRC 1. He kept the car until 1986.

This unrivalled European show winner has collected multiple Concours trophies since 1987 whilst in the custody of its second owner and possesses its own display cabinets that bulge with, in excess of, 200 awards. Crowned National Champion at both the Welsh Benson & Hedges Concours and Popular Classics Roadshow, the Citroen also achieved victories at the Scottish Benson & Hedges Concours, was an NEC Show-winner and a national Meguiars Concours display car. It featured prominently at the Paris Concours and Citroen World Championship, not to mention its television career with appearances on both Top Gear and Fifth Gear.

The car is known on the world Citroen circuit, having won Concours d'Elegance events in eight European countries and has even been offered a permanent place at the national Citroen Museum in France. Since purchase from our auction at Salon Prive in 2016, it has held pride of place in a large private collection and is now offered to be enjoyed by a new custodian.

Documentation supporting the car's history fills a number of storage boxes, full photographic restoration folders, and at least 150 magazine features will accompany the car. Words are not adequate to convey the condition of this important piece of motoring history, it simply must be seen to be believed.

Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.  

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2008 Bentley Arnage 500T 2008 Bentley Arnage 500T

2008 Bentley Arnage 500T

Lot #233 (Sale Order 233 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • The final incarnation of the long-lived Arnage with a mechanical refresh

  • 500bhp/738lb/ft. Top speed of 180mph and the 0-60 whoosh down to 5.2 seconds

  • 45,000 miles and in exceptional condition

  • Finished in Triple Black with a walnut dashboard

  • Fully maintained from new by Bentley main dealerships up until 2017 and by Hanwells of London currently

  • Most recently serviced in February 2019 at Hanwells at a cost of £4,000

  • Freshly MOT'd for the sale

The Bentley Arnage 'T' laid claim to the title of the world's fastest saloon car in 2002, needing to use all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. Powered by the 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce V8 engine which had been treated to, what Bentley described as, 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life', the Arnage produced a whopping 450 bhp and an amazing 645 lbs ft of torque, in no small part accredited to the twin-turbochargers. The other changes included a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-hand with a new electronic stability program and revised suspension. Roll stiffness 57% greater than the Red Label and a structure that was 10% stiffer gave the, nearly three-ton, car immense poise and transformed this luxury cruiser into a mile-crunching supercar rival, propelling the driver to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds in consumate luxury. 

For the 2007 model year, the Garrett turbochargers were replaced with low-inertia Mitsubishi units, new camshafts and an all-new roller tappet system were fitted, and the engine capacity increased fractionally to 6761cc. Peak power was now up 11% to a fashionable 500bhp with torque up to 738lb/ft. enabling a top speed of 180mph and the 0-60 whoosh was now down to 5.2 seconds. The engine was mated to a revised version of the six-speed ZF automatic transmission found in the Continental range, however, with that amount of torque it probably didn't need six speeds, it didn't really need four, but the requirement was for a state-of-the-art gearbox with computer management, multiple modes and Tiptronic-style overrides, and that came with a minimum of six ratios. 

This rare, UK-supplied Arnage 500T is offered in exceptional condition for its 45,000 miles from new. Finished in triple black with a dark walnut dashboard this car, which was supplied new by Bentley Leicester in April 2008, has been fully maintained from new by Bentley main dealerships up until 2017 and by Hanwells of London up until the current day, with the last service taking place in February 2019 at Hanwells at a cost of £4,000. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

Often viewed as the last of the real Bentleys, this 500T is a best of breed car and must be seen to be fully appreciated.

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL (W126) 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL (W126)

1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL (W126)

Lot #234 (Sale Order 234 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Top of the range W126 S-Class with 272-bhp from the 5.5-litre V8

  • UK-supplied in right-hand drive and moved to Japan for a number of years

  • Returned to the UK in 2009 with a warranted mileage of just 14,866 

  • Joined a private collection in 2011

  • Fully maintained, both in Japan and here. Current mileage just over 17,000  

For decades, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been something of an automotive yardstick for technology. These luxury saloons have always represented the very best of the German marque's forward-thinking design with many world firsts debuting on an S-Class. In its homeland, this model is referred to as the 'Sonderklasse,' or Special-Class in English, and the W126 generation was very special indeed.

Only the second generation of the car to officially carry the S-Class nameplate, the W126 succeeded the very popular W116. Launched in 1979 after six years in development, this was to be the car that would take Mercedes-Benz into the next decade and serve as the flagship for the three-pointed-star. Designers wanted the W126 to be the unquestionable champion in the areas of safety, technology, and efficiency and they managed to do that for over a decade. 

In 1990, the most expensive top of the W126 range was the 560 SEL, a veritable palace on wheels. It combined the super smooth 5.6-litre V8 and the long wheelbase of the SE range, meaning it competed directly with the Rolls-Royce Spirit of the day - both in terms of price and size.

This particular right-hand drive car, finished in Arctic White, was supplied in June 1990 and after a spell out in Japan returned to these shores in 2009 with a warranted mileage of just 14,866. It has been fully maintained, both in Japan and here, up until 2011 when it was purchased as part of a special and unique collection. Since then, the mileage has risen to just over 17,000 and therefore must be one of the lowest mileage 560 SELs in the world today. These cars are now regarded as having the best build quality of any period of Mercedes-Benz production and are tipped as having the best investment potential for the future, and consequently, this rare car represents an opportunity not to be missed! Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.     

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE (W108) 3.5 Saloon 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE (W108) 3.5 Saloon

1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE (W108) 3.5 Saloon

Lot #235 (Sale Order 235 of 64)

Registration number is VOY 279L not NHD 985L as stated in the catalogue

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Matching-numbers, totally original, UK-supplied saloon that has covered just 12,150 miles from new

  • Factory options included a limited slip differential, tinted glass, a heated rear screen, and seat belts

  • Documented bare-metal restoration. Superbly finished in its original Pine Green Metallic with Bamboo upholstery

  • Supplied with the original handpack, service books, spare keys and correspondence confirming the mileage

  • Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.   

The late 1960's and early 1970's were a defining era for Mercedes-Benz when its subtle Paul Bracq-influenced designs were finding a new generation of well-heeled buyers. To fulfil demand, Mercedes-Benz decided on a new V-8 engine aimed at the critical US market whilst meeting new stringent emissions requirements. As such, in 1970, the M116 engine was added to the W111 model range as an option over its six-cylinder rival for those who desired more ample performance. Hand-built, the 280 SE Coupé was praised by contemporary car magazines for its quietness, refined performance, and handling, particularly at high speed.

This, amazingly low mileage, beautifully restored, and very rare UK 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 (W108) Saloon has been in an eclectic private collection since 2008. Present in the history file are pictures of the car's comprehensive bare-metal restoration, as well as many invoices and period documents, including the original invoice for the car when new from Charles Sidney Ltd of Bradford to the car's one owner (other than our vendor) a Mr Walter Wymer of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The invoice confirms that the car cost him £5,112 on 2nd November 1972, including factory options of a limited slip differential, tinted glass all round, a heated rear screen, and seat belts!

It was supplied, as it is today, in Pine Green Metallic (DB862) with Bamboo MB-tex upholstery (167) and is a matching-numbers, totally original car that has covered just 12,150 miles from new. The history file also has the original handpack, service books and spare keys as well as detailed correspondence between the late original owner and our vendor confirming the mileage as correct. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected. 

An amazing discovery and a fantastic collector's car for the future.

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1991 Ferrari Testarossa 1991 Ferrari Testarossa

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

Lot #236 (Sale Order 236 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • Dating from 1991 and classically finished in Rosso and Crema with Rosso carpets

  • The extensive accompanying paperwork suggests a genuine 15,180 miles from new

  • History file includes copy invoices, previous MOTs, SORN docs (2009-2013) and previous owner statement

  • Being prepared for sale by specialist Bob Houghton to include, belts, service, new clutch and MOT  

When Ferrari introduced the Testarossa in Paris in 1984, it was regarded as possibly the best car they had ever built but, whilst the design was spectacular, it was not considered to be as sensually beautiful as numerous GT Ferraris of the past. As a complete departure, Pininfarina had designed a modern, aerodynamic and efficient body shape, immediately recognisable by its very distinctive side 'strakes' unlike anything else seen in the post-war period. The name 'Testarossa', literally Redhead, became synonymous with Ferrari sports racing cars in the 1950's and 1960's and was resurrected at the launch of this new model at the Porte de Versailles in 1984.

Housing a 4.9-litre V12 engine producing 390bhp, the car was capable of a respectable 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 196mph. Produced between 1984 and 1991, some 7,177 Testarossas were made in total. Once again, time showed Pininfarina's design to be durable, and throughout the eighties, the distinctive 'strakes' were echoed in other design disciplines from cars to kettles.

However, although the design may have seemed to be 'of the moment', the Testarossa proved itself to be a well-built car, and despite its 'Eiger-rivaling' list price, turned out to be Ferrari's most successful model ever. Today it's a design icon, symbolic of eighties culture, and despite a quieter year or two, its popularity is returning rapidly. It's not a surprise really since the Testarossa offers a rare package of serious performance, practicality, and reasonable comfort and although heavy at low speeds, its confidence-inspiring handling at high speed becomes almost addictive.

The paperwork accompanying this splendid 1991 Testarossa suggests a genuine 15,180 miles from new. When purchased by our vendor around six months ago, he was given some detailed history by the previous owner who had purchased the car in May 2013. Apparently, the owner previous to him, who had owned it for eight years, lost the Service Book during an office move. He ordered a replacement straight away and contacted both Greypaul and Dick Lovett in Cardiff who agreed to place retrospective stamps in the replacement book, however, he never got around to doing anything about it. I imagine that the records are still in the individual dealer's systems so it should still be possible to arrange this. The service information in the 'new' service book is as follows;

09/10/2003    10,60917/05/2005    11,93417/05/2007    13,94022/11/2010    14,43713/06/2013    14,598 

The current indicated mileage is 15,180 and, helpfully, there is a list of MOTs going back to 2002, SORN dates, a list of most of the previous keepers and some of the previous registration numbers. The Ferrari remains in the sort of fabulous condition you would expect from such a tiny mileage and is currently being prepared for sale by respected specialist Bob Houghton in Cheltenham to include, fresh Belts, a full service, a new Clutch, and an MOT.      

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1965 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1 1965 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1

1965 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1

Lot #237 (Sale Order 237 of 64)

Offered at No Reserve, from the Property of a Gentleman

  • An original A-frame car built in May 1965. Its first owner was Mr Joe N Dyer of Los Altos, California

  • He appears to have kept the car until 1981/1982, then registered to John Lynch of Millbrae, California

  • Commenced an 8-stage refurbishment in 2013 by VDM Restorations Rangiora, South Island, New Zealand

  • This process was documented and invoiced ($11,000 NZ) with the focus on retaining originality

  • Very encouraging recent inspection by marque specialist Andy Middlehurst with a 'glowing' report

  • This is a rare Dagenham-built, pre-airflow car that has remained substantially original. Prior to the sale, will have an oil/filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd and road tested    

The Lotus Cortina came into being because of Ford's decision to step up their Motorsport involvement in the early 1960's. Their Head of UK Public Relations, Walter Hayes, spoke to Colin Chapman, asking him to come up with a competitive saloon, using the Cortina as a base, that could be produced in sufficient numbers to satisfy the mandatory 'Group 2' homologation requirements, and with which the Blue Oval could beat all comers. The solution was to take Ford's bullet-proof 1500 Kent engine, fit it with a twin-cam cylinder head, pop it into a stiffened Cortina shell, sort out the suspension and brakes and paint a green stripe down the side. The cars would be built by Lotus at its plant in Cheshunt and marketed through their dealer network as the Ford Cortina Lotus.   

This early Lotus Cortina has recently (June 2019) been inspected by acknowledged marque specialist, Andy Middlehurst, and the full report will be supplied with the car. He confirms that this is a Dagenham built very early 'Airflow' car that has some of the features of the 'pre-airflow' cars. The report is very encouraging so it's probably better to list a few of the relevant points.

  • The car is fitted with A-bracket rear suspension which is all original apart from the shocks

  • No anti-tramp brackets confirming it was an A-bracket car

  • The car has all steel panels. The boot hump is correct and original

  • Correct quarter bumpers and late rear bumper. Front wings plenished as per production

  • Chassis plate and Lotus production plate are both original

  • Front seats, door trims, rear seat, steering wheel, instruments and gear knob all correct for 1965

  • Correct early engine, original carbs, airbox and servo

The report lists one or two minor items that have been replaced over the years and mentions that the green stripe is not the right shade (should be Sherwood Green) but concludes 'Car drives well, could benefit from a tune but the gearbox, engine, brakes and steering are all in good condition.'

#59206 is an original A-frame car built in May 1965 and delivered to its first owner Mr Joe N Dyer of Los Altos California by C J Motors the “Authorised English Ford Line Dealer” of Berkeley California. It's unusual to think of a Californian order a little, 4-cylinder, British sporting sedan but he was a bit of an enthusiast judging from the wonderful history file which contains many US registration cards,  the original Dealers Service Policy, and written mileage and fuel logs during Mr Dyer’s ownership. The Registration Cards would suggest that he kept the car until 1981/1982 and then it was registered to John Lynch of Millbrae, California. Little more can be told from the history file from 1982 until the car 59206 appears in Rangiora, South Island, New Zealand in 2013. A company called VDM Restorations Ltd embarked on an eight-stage sympathetic refurbishment as detailed by the invoices in the file totalling nearly NZ$11,000 and, judging by Andy Middlehurst's report, carried out an excellent restoration whilst successfully maintaining most of the car's originality.  

This is a well-travelled car with a fascinating history and a recent detailed inspection showing that it is substantially original and in remarkably good order. Prior to the sale, the car will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.

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2002 BMW Z3M Roadster S54 2002 BMW Z3M Roadster S54

2002 BMW Z3M Roadster S54

Lot #238 (Sale Order 238 of 64)

Quick little roadster rapidly gaining in popularity

  • One of just 73 RHD, UK-supplied cars housing the S54 M-power masterpiece from BMW, just 22,500 miles

  • Timeless, tasteful specification with Titanium Silver paint, black leather, navy hood and presenting very well

  • All original books, tools, keys, body-coloured hard top, service book with nine stamps and large history folder

  • On offer from a dedicated enthusiast owner, probably one of the very best examples likely to come to market

 

First registered on 26 March 2002, this example is one of the 73 UK-supplied, right-hand-drive Z3M Roadsters factory-fitted with the S54 engine (engine of the year 2001). It was tastefully specified with Titanium Silver paintwork, Black leather seats with Estoril Blue accents and a Navy Blue hood, a timeless combination that complements the lines of this attractive little sports car. The hardtop is finished in body colour and is in excellent condition. Showing just 22,500 miles this example has a complete documented maintenance record with 9 stamps in the book from either BMW main agents or independent BMW specialists. Further to the comprehensive maintenance record, our vendor has taken some preventative measures to address some of the potential issues reported with this model including a fully updated VANOS system, a big-end bearing update, and fitted a replacement genuine BMW clutch and dual-mass flywheel.

Accompanying this example, are the original books including the service records, a Harman Kardon Hi-Fi with sub-woofer and boot-mounted six-disc CD player, genuine BMW wind-deflector, BMW Rear Screen Protector with original pouch, correct boot-mounted 'M' tyre inflator, genuine BMW First Aid kit, and a complete tool kit.

Service record breakdown;

22/10/2001

BMW (GB) LTD Distribution.

Pre-delivery Check.

07/05/2002

BMW (GB) LTD Distribution.

Running-in Check.

Mileage. 989.

27/01/2005

Hexagon Highgate.

Approved Used Car Check and Oil Service.

Mileage. 7,750.

07/06/2008

Spires of Highgate.

Inspection 2 Service.

Mileage. 15,409.

05/06/10

Spires of Highgate.

Inspection 2 Service.

Mileage. 17,929.

09/06/2012

Spires of Highgate.

Inspection 2 Service.

Mileage. 19,607.

09/05/2014

BMW Independent Specialist.

Inspection 2 Service.

Mileage. 19,901.

23/07/16

BMW Independent Specialist.

Inspection 1 Service.

Mileage. 21,158.

12/05/2017

BMW Independent Specialist.

Inspection 2 Service.

Mileage. 21,740.

04/05/2019

BMW Independent Specialist.

Inspection 2 Service.

Mileage. 22,332.

In summary, this is without doubt one of the best examples likely to come onto the market, with potential issues addressed, known history, sensible mileage and lovely specification. The BMW Z3M in both Coupe and Roadster form are fast becoming highly collectable with a  loyal cult following, rightfully so as they offer fabulous performance and great looks. Popular sports cars in low production numbers generally follow one trend, so act now.

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1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2 - 7,998 miles 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2 - 7,998 miles

1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus S2 - 7,998 miles

Lot #239 (Sale Order 239 of 64)

A stunningly original example, from 30 years of single ownership

  • Bought by our vendor in 1988 with just over 7,000 miles, lovingly owned and stored 

  • Fully verifiable 7,998 miles, serviced regularly by a specialist (including belts), last serviced August 2018

  • One of its only journeys was to the Lotus Factory - where it won 1st prize in a Club Team Lotus Concours event!

  • A remarkable survivor and a car for the true collector - it will not disappoint 

The Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus was one of the most exciting hot-hatches to emerge from the 1970s. Chrysler commissioned Lotus to produce an effective entrant for international Group 4 rallying - to beat the dominant Ford Escort RSs at their own game. Lotus took a 1.6 GLS shell and installed a 2.2-litre (‘Type 911’ and closely related to the Type 912 found in the S2 and S3 Esprits) version of their 16-valve four-cylinder engine and a 5-speed ZF gearbox. The new Sunbeam-Lotus certainly looked the part - initially offered only in Black and Silver, with Marchal spotlights and tailored 'double four-spoke' cast-alloy wheels.  

Launched in 1979, the high-compression 2174cc twin-cam engine breathed through two twin-choke Dell'Orto carburettors, developed 150bhp (but was easily tuneable to well over 200bhp for rally use), and delivered excellent performance, being rear-wheel drive and weighing only 960kgs, giving a 0-60mph time of just 6.6 seconds. Lotus wasn’t just an engine supplier, it was also involved in designing the suspension and exhaust system.

As soon as it qualified for inclusion in international rally competition, the Sunbeam-Lotus proved extremely effective, finishing 1st, 3rd and 4th at the 1980 Lombard-RAC rally, Britain's round of the World Rally Championship. In 1981, the Sunbeam Lotus brought the entire manufacturer's championship to Talbot. 

For the Series 2 cars in 1981, a big ‘T’ was placed in the middle of the grille, the engine was mildly tweaked, the fuel tank and headlights were enlarged, and the wing mirrors were changed. By 1982, Moonstone Blue was the only available colour.  Only 1,184 right-hand-drive examples of the Sunbeam-Lotus were ever built approximately half the total number. However, today you’d be lucky to find 80 of these special cars according to the owners’ club. 

The car presented here is a 1983 Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus (Series 2) and is a very special example indeed, being in remarkably original and unused as-it-left-the-factory condition, with just 7,998 (fully verifiable) miles covered. It is offered from a true enthusiast and has survived in an ‘as new’ time-wrap state, still sitting on its original tyres. It was bought by our vendor in 1988, just 5 years after leaving the showroom, with just over 7,000 miles.  

This particular car wears an evocative 'DAC' registration number which is synonymous with the final few examples produced. These were to be sold by ASOC Honorary Member Leon Gibbs at his Arbury dealership and were registered from DAC 2Y to DAC 150Y. 

The car was delivered to its original owner, a Mr Brookes, on the 1st February 1983 and was regularly serviced three times at dealership ‘C. & R. Bird’ of Herefordshire from 1984 to 1988 (at 5,000 miles). During this time, it was sold to a Mr Peart, who’s wife disliked driving the car, so after just four months of ownership, it was sold to our vendor on the 14th August 1988. He wanted the best example he could buy and intended to keep it that way. Hence, he assured the car was professionally stored, driven rarely, and has never seen any rain. He had the car serviced on the 16th May 1989 at 7,328 miles by Lotus specialists ‘DayTune’ of Cambridge, then again on the 24th May 1999 at 7,944 miles by Gerald Turner of ‘GST Performance’ and then again by ‘GST Performance’ at 7,995 miles on the 20th August 2018 (costing £1,800). On each occasion, our vendor insisted on a cam-belt replacement.

He has only ever really used the car twice, firstly to go to Castle Combe for a Lotus Club meeting and secondly, in 1989, to attend a Club Team Lotus Concours Show at the Lotus Factory at Hethel, where Hazel Chapman presented our vendor with a glass decanter for the car winning 1st in class – the Concours label still adorns its windscreen!  

The car is as special as you’d expect, being in the sort of condition which is wholly commensurate with the mileage and history, and still wears its factory paint, even in the engine bay, plus a spare wheel & jack that have never been out! Unsurprisingly, this

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1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 Evolution (Type 8221) 1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 Evolution (Type 8221)

1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 Evolution (Type 8221)

Lot #240 (Sale Order 240 of 64)

Ultra-rare & highly revered 'Homologation' model

  • The rarest and ultimate road-going R5 Turbo model

  • Alloy-roofed 'Group B Maxi' homologation model, produced for compliance with a larger specific 180bhp 1437cc engine type (C7K-700) and other upgrades

  • Additional aero and geometry changes allowed the 8221 to compete against the Stratos, Audi Sport and Porsche 911 in Group B

  • Correct and matching chassis (F0010133) & engine (J000188) numbers for its type

  • Delivered new on the 22nd April 1985 to Montlhéry Renault Dealer in France; imported into the UK (NOVA'd & awaiting UK reg number) from France; new MOT

  • Just 87,000 kms (54,000 miles), newly rebuilt & serviced engine

  • Extensive inspection and report from UK R5 Turbo expert Olly Melliard

  • Considered one of the most affordable of the Group B Maxi cars and tipped as a very astute investment

Supposedly, the Renault 5 Turbo concept came about after a discussion between Jean Terramorsi and his assistant Henry Lherm in 1976, who were aiming to increase the popularity of the Renault 5 model by creating a competition version for inclusion in FIA Group 4.  In a bit of a brain-storming session, they came up with some slightly 'wild' ideas including an engine in the middle of the car, big wheels, and spectacular bodywork.

However, the 'Renault Sport' engineers quickly embraced this thinking and, utilising the R5 Alpine as the basis, scrapped the standard front-engine, front wheel drive layout in favour of a mid-engine, rear-drive setup. As the project progressed, Renault Sport decided that the concept should be reversed, in order to get approval from the naturally cautious company hierarchy, and produce a really sporting road car, which could then morph into a racing saloon. Designer Yves Legal set about drawing the almost cartoonish hyper-trophied design, whilst Serge Masset and Philippe Chasselut worked on the 160bhp 1397cc engine and the resulting R5 Turbo made its debut at the Paris Exhibition in 1980.

Renault’s new R5 Turbo ‘pocket-rocket’ sports hatch was born, an expensive-to-produce homologation special to allow participation in Group 4 racing and international rallies, and only 400 examples were produced, just enough to satisfy the homologation volume requirements. In 1981, Jean Ragnotti and his co-driver Jean-Marc Andrie won the Monte Carlo Rally outright for Renault, and the following year Ragnotti won the Tour de Corse.

By 1982, Renault were producing the R5 Turbo 2, a slightly more production-friendly version of their race-car-for-the-road and, in 1984, 'Group B' homologation was sought for the Renault 'Maxi 5 Turbo' to enable it to compete in the World Rally Championship. By the end of the year, Renault produced a batch of just 200 special Turbo 2 cars, without any customer orders, to allow the racing Maxi 5 Turbo to compete within a higher engine category and utilise wider tyres. These superior Turbo 2 cars, dubbed the ‘Type 8221’, received a specific 1437cc engine type (C7K-700) with mechanical upgrades (including an uprated turbocharger, crankshaft, cylinder head, cylinder head gasket and rocker adjustment bolt) which was good for a rumoured 180bhp, plus an aluminium roof, additional aero and geometry changes, all of which enabled it to be competitive against the Lancia Stratos, Audi Sport, and Porsche 911s in Group B. Jean Ragnotti and Pierre Thimonier celebrated the new car's maiden outing with a win in the Tour de Corse in 1985.

The ‘Type 8221’ is now highly-prized, and regarded as the ultimate road-going Renault Turbo 2, whilst also being numerically the rarest of all R5 Turbo models and the only version homologated for Group B.

The car presented here is a 1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2 Type 8221, car #133 of the 200. Importantly, due to the rarity, value and imitation potential of these specific models, this car’s type and authenticity can all be confirmed by the presence of numerous correct chassis plates, stampings and features. Further confidence and ratification come in the form of an inspection carried out by Olly Melliard, a leading UK-based R5 expert, who recently received the car at his workshops, and was able to provide a report regarding its type, condition and performance (this complete report will accompany the car at auction).  

Originally, it was delivered new on the 22nd April 1985 to the Renault Dealer in Montlhéry and is believed to have spent its life in and around the South of France. It was specifically sourced for our vendor from a French specialist and has now been imported into the UK (with all NOVA paper

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1985 MG Metro 6R4 1985 MG Metro 6R4

1985 MG Metro 6R4

Lot #241 (Sale Order 241 of 64)

34-years old, factory fresh, and only seven miles from new

  • Purchased from the factory in late 1986 and transported to the first owner's home

  • Sold as a 'kit' from the factory to avoid 'Type Approval'. Only 2 spoilers to attach (20 mins)

  • Just two owners from new, our vendor for 16 years

  • Only seven miles in total, two whilst running on stands.

  • 100% original. A popular exhibit at Donington Park Museum from 1996 to 2002

  • Almost certainly the only, seven-miles from new, Group 'B' Rally Car in the world  

In the mid-1980s, the 'Group B' race category of the World Rally Championship inspired the wildest, most powerful rally cars ever built. The MG Metro 6R4 was born out of this short-lived turbocharged era and Austin Rover's optimistic thirst for motorsport success after the TR7 V8 and TR8 rally cars had hung up their competitive boots. The entire project was the brainchild of Austin Rover Motor Sport Chief, John Davenport, who decided to follow Audi's lead with their revolutionary permanent 4WD transmission and once the green light was given, collaborated with the best engineering brains in the land. Amongst others, Patrick Head and John Piper from Williams F1 were brought onboard as not only were Williams the best F1 team at the time, but they were also sponsored by the company.

In December 1982, the finished prototype was delivered to Cowley for in-house development to begin. However, it wasn't until 1984 that the 6R4 was introduced to the press in order to quell increasing speculation surrounding the project. Beneath its skin, the puny A-Series engine/front-wheel-drive package was replaced by a David Wood-designed 3-litre, 90-degree V6 positioned behind the front seats and driving all four wheels. Twin-cam cylinder heads, modelled on those of Cosworth's Formula 1 DFV V8 engine, ensured the 6R4 was a true giant killer.

The car appeared in two guises. There was a so-called 'Clubman' model, a road-going version developing approximately 250 bhp, of which around 200 were made and sold to the public, and a further 20 were taken and built to International 'Group B' specifications. However, in 1986 'Group B' rallying was scrapped after a series of fatalities involving spectators and just as the inevitable teething problems were being ironed out and the car was becoming competitive, the 6R4 was denied any chance of glory on an international stage.

This MG Metro 6R4 is probably the only unregistered, brand new, 'Group B' rally car in the world. With the odometer reading just seven miles and having never seen the rain, it has been 'dry cleaned' for its entire life and has remained in its delivery state, coated in factory wax, as collected from Abingdon in 1986 (photo on file). It was purchased by its first owner directly from the Austin Rover Group Ltd on 5th December 1986 as a kit with a full set of assembly instructions (also in the file) and transported to his home in Oxfordshire. Austin Rover's idea was to build the car as a 'ready to rally' car without Type Approval meaning that the Metro 6R4 had to be sold as a 'kit' on which owners were obliged to carry out a minor degree of final assembly prior to it being 'ready to rally'.

It lived out the next few years on stands at the family home until May 1996 when the late owner's widow contacted Kevin Wheatcroft at the Donnington Museum and offered the Metro on long-term loan to the Museum as she felt that it was better appreciated by an enthusiastic audience than sat in her garage. An agreement was reached with the Trustees and on the 17th September 1996 the little MG began the trip up the motorway to its new home.

There it was to remain until it was purchased by our vendor in 2002 when the mileage was five miles. The additional two miles has come about as he has run-up the engine and drivetrain on stands during the seventeen years in his care. As well as the Assembly Manual, the history file contains all of the purchase contract correspondence, letters from the original owner to Donington, and a number of photographs.

Whilst it would be quite possible to prepare the Metro for National Rallies or Rallycross and it, presumably, would be quite competitive with the other 6R4s, the essence of this car is obviously that it is effectively, out-of-the-box, brand new. As with anything saleable and desirable, the fewer there are, the value tends to escalate exponentially and if, as we believe, this is the only seven-mile 'Group B' rally car in the world, then you can form your own conclusions as to its likely future value.

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1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal 1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal

1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Lot #242 (Sale Order 242 of 64)

An absolutely World Class Montreal

•    One of 175 original right-hand drive cars. 69,000 miles from new•    Coming from long term ownership of 27 years•    Purchased by our vendor from the Patrick Collection in 1993  •    Complete portfolio of all docs/receipts from before and since purchase•    Fully restored and re-engineered. A labour of love•    Fabulously presented. A significant Concours car

In 1967, Alfa Romeo dipped its toe into the Supercar sector by launching the Montreal, named after the Montreal Expo where it made its debut.Initially fitted with Alfa's four-cylinder, twin cam engine, by the time the Montreal was launched, for a limited production run at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, this had changed to an all-new V8 quad-cam competition-derived power unit with dry sump lubrication taken from the successful Type 33 sports racer and mated to a 5 speed ZF gearbox, an altogether more appropriate power plant for such an exotic machine. With a capacity of 2,593cc, the V8 featured twin overhead camshafts per bank and produced, via Alfa Romeo/Spica fuel injection and Bosch electronic ignition, 200bhp at 6,500rpm. This provided excellent performance with a top speed of 137mph and 0-60mph in just 7.6 seconds.Under the exotic Bertone designed 2+2 coupé coachwork, the Montreal incorporated many stylish features, such as the headlamp eyelids and the NACA duct on the bonnet. The floorpan was derived from a modified 1750 GTV chassis and sported independent coil sprung front suspension, live coil sprung rear axle, limited slip differential and ventilated discs. This resulted in excellent road holding and braking. In the stylish interior, the seats had built-in adjustable headrests and an unusual external feature was vacuum-operated headlamp stone guards.

From the fascinating history file that accompanies this lovely Alfa, we can glean that its original owner was Diane Raymonde Grant-Murray who kept it for less than a year before selling it on 15/09/1976 to Kenneth Harding Wilson who, during his ownership, painted it Red with acrylic paint and added a 1970's sunroof. He, in turn, parted with the Alfa on 24/01/1983 and it became part of the Patrick Motor Collection where it was to remain until July 1993 when it was purchased by our vendor. We imagine that when he first bought the smart red Alfa he had no idea that it was to be the start of a 27-year journey.Rather than a restoration, the Montreal appears to have been 'developed' over the years and, although there is a complete portfolio of documents and invoices with the car, it's difficult to establish a timeline. We do know that Rob Thompson returned the car from red to a Dark Metallic Green in 1995 and there are photographs of this. We also know that in 1996, our fastidious vendor, unable to source the correct windscreen rubbers, commissioned tooling in order to manufacture his own. From the car's entry form we learn that it has a full Harvey-Bailey handling kit, Wilwood small 4-pot front calipers (originals retained), 1'larger diameter road wheels (identical Campagnolo design) to suit improved tyre technology, poly-bushed all round, the engine runs re-profiled cams, Newman tappets, an improved water pump system/bearing and front chain guides, and a new steel stainless sports exhaust. A lot of this work was carried out by Alfa guru, Robert Thompson.

The fully restored interior includes subtle modifications to accommodate taller drivers ie the driver's seat is sprung with serpentine springs, the door handles modified and retrimmed, interior hand-made stainless parts (some machined from solid) replacing inferior plastic, and a Momo smaller diameter steering wheel (original retained).The Alfa enjoyed some success in 'Concours' and was 'Highly Commended' in 2004, 2005, 2006 before winning the AROC 'Concours d'Elegance' outright in 2008  (Featured in Top Gear TV footage and stills). 

Despite the above success, our vendor decided to repaint the car once again and during 2009/10 'Body Beautiful' did a lovely job in the original colour which looks like 'Verde Pino Metallica'. Almost 10 years later the paintwork is still in beautiful condition retaining a deep shine. This is no 'Trailer Queen' and has been enjoyed on two European Tours and recently took part in the 2018 Montreal Scotland Tour.

The Montreal is featured in “101 Great Marques” by Andrew Whyte and the original Peerage Books press transparencies are in the file alongside some from the Patrick Collection, dozens of photos of the various resprays and rebuilds, all the old log books, all docs and receipts from before and since

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Lot #243 (Sale Order 243 of 64)

Who said beauty is just skin deep?

  • Europe's first turbocharged production car. 170bhp/240Nm of torque and 0-60 in 6.9 seconds

  • UK-supplied in left-hand drive by A.R Sewell & Sons of Dunmow, Essex and still wearing its original number

  • 57,583 miles in the hands of its three owners, the last since 2011

  • The KKK turbocharger was upgraded in 1983 to a Terry Drury Racing version and is currently fitted with an IHI Turbo

  • Presented in fine order in Chamonix White with BMW-Motorsport colours, black sports seats, Turbo alloys

  • Just 1,672 cars produced in total with around 500 thought to remain, very few UK cars with known history

The 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor-show and was Europe's first turbocharged production car. With an output of 170bhp and 240Nm of torque, it was the fastest BMW yet produced, pinching that mantle from the superb 2002 Tii. Only produced in late 1973 and 1974, there were just 1,672 built, all in left-hand drive and sadly, very few survive today. Replaced in 1975 by the ubiquitous '3' series, it was the last model to be introduced by BMW whilst they were still regarded as a specialist low volume niche manufacturer.

The 2002 Turbo is easily distinguished from any other 2002 by its body-colour front spoiler, black rubber rear spoiler, riveted wheel arch extensions, and most cars were further fitted with Motorsport stripes on the front spoiler and sides. However, underneath the surface there are more subtle changes. The front chassis rails are heavier, the floor areas around the rear suspension mounting points are thicker, the quarter panels are cut out for the flares, the outer rear wheel housings are larger, the boot floor is different to accommodate a larger spare tire and special 70-litre fuel tank, and the nose panel is unique. The original style of Motorsport stripes featured the word 'turbo' in reverse on the front spoiler, designed so that drivers could see the word clearly in their rear-view mirror as the Turbo was quickly approaching. However, the German government considered this to be too aggressive and BMW was quickly pressured into changing to a different style without any kind of turbo script on the front spoiler. 

This lovely 2002 Turbo was first registered on 3rd May 1974 and supplied new to its first owner by A.R Sewell & Sons of Dunmow Essex finished in Chamonix White with BMW-Motorsport colours. Our private vendor has enjoyed the ownership of this car for eight years and is the 3rd of the car's three owners. The Turbo's history is well documented with receipts for service work and maintenance from Alpina Automotive Ltd, L & C Auto Sevices Tunbridge Wells, and M.L.G Motors Limited London to name but a few. It would appear that in 1983, the first owner decided to upgrade the notoriously 'laggy' KKK turbo and replace it with a superior version marketed by Terry Drury Racing in Essex, however, it's now fitted with a relatively modern IHI turbo. We understand that the Getrag four-speed box is still crisp, the car sits on its original 'Turbo'alloys, performs well, starts on-the-button, and is always very well received at classic car events.

With a very short production run, classic good looks, exciting performance, and a wide market in left-hand drive, these 2002 Turbos are simply a must-have for any serious car collector or BMW enthusiast.  This is a rare opportunity to acquire a highly collectable and significant car from BMW's past and could turn out to be a rather shrewd purchase.

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1965 Ford Lotus Cortina - Ex-Sir John Whitmore. 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina - Ex-Sir John Whitmore.

1965 Ford Lotus Cortina - Ex-Sir John Whitmore.

Lot #244 (Sale Order 244 of 64)

A very famous car with an immaculate timeline and provenance

  • The original 1965 European Touring Car Championship-winning Lotus Cortina

  • Prepared by Alan Mann Racing for Sir John Whitmore winning 8 out of 9 rounds

  • Retired at the end of 1965 and used by Ford for a promotional tour

  • Acquired by Sir John himself in 1967 and owned by him until 1995

  • Exceptional history file with results, Autosport articles and period photos of the defining original features

  • On the button with that indefinable feel of an original 1960s racer

Sir John Henry Douglas Whitmore, 2nd Baronet of Orsett Hall, Grays, Essex was a very well known and established racing driver of the sixties. Born into a land-owning family, Sir John first turned to motorsports in 1956 and, after a spell of rallying and sprinting, began circuit racing with a Lotus 6 in 1958. In 1959, Lotus supremo, Colin Chapman, offered him a drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans sharing a Lotus Elite with Jim Clark, resulting in a remarkable 2nd in class for the talented pairing. However, it's probably his association with the British Saloon Car Championship for which he will be best remembered. In his first year in the competition, 1961, Sir John won the Championship outright in his BMC Mini and, in 1963, almost repeated the feat in his Mini-Cooper (and latterly Cooper S) finishing a close second after a series of legendary 'David and Goliath' battles with Graham Hill in his Jaguar and Jack Sears, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney in their 7-litre Galaxies. In 1965 he won the European Touring Car Championship in a Lotus Cortina by finishing first in his class in 8 of the 9  ETCC rounds, an achievement that has never been repeated since. He returned to Le Mans in 1965 and 1966 aboard a 'works' Ford GT40 but had to retire from the race on both occasions with mechanical problems. Subsequently, he enjoyed much success as a member of Carroll Shelby's World Sportscar Championship-winning team. In 1966, at the height of his fame, Sir John retired from motorsports to pursue a career in the emerging science of Sports Psychology and is the author of the seminal work 'Coaching for Performance'. After many years away from motorsport, Sir John returned in 1987 and enjoyed many seasons of historic competition, including driving for the revived Alan Mann Racing Team, sharing cars with Alan himself at times. He finally hung up his crash helmet for the second time a few years ago and sadly passed away in April 2017.

Offered here is one of the most significant competition Lotus Cortinas of the sixties and the very car that guided Sir John Whitmore to the 1965 European Touring Championship crown.  Legendary preparer and race engineer, Alan Mann, was entrusted by the Ford Motor Company to help implement their ambitious 'Total Performance' program preparing race cars in numerous disciplines to emphatically put the brand on the motorsport map in the sixties. During 1964, his Lotus Cortinas dominated the 1964 European Touring Car Championship, trouncing the opposition at Brands Hatch, Zolder and the Mont Ventoux hill climb, only to have almost certain victory snatched away when the final round at Monza was controversially cancelled. The team's top driver with five wins, Sir John, had to be content with 2nd place overall behind Warwick Banks' Mini Cooper S.

For the 1965 season, Alan Mann Racing used his 1964 ETC race-winning car while the recently-revised rear suspension was homologated and at the second round of the championship, the now-registered KPU 392C won at Mont Ventoux. One week later, sharing KPU 392C with Jack Sears, they won overall at the Nurburgring 6-Hour race setting a new Touring Car lap record in the rain-affected meeting. This was followed by wins at Zolder and Innsbruck. Sir John finished second overall at Karslkoga and a following win at the Snetterton 500km meant the European Championship was certainly looking on the cards. A series finale class win and second overall at Zandvoort meant that the Championship was won and  Ford wasted no time letting the PR opportunities roll, diminishing rivals like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo to also-rans to the superfast combination of Sir John Whitmore and the Alan Mann Racing Lotus Cortinas. Ford Motorsport and Team Lotus both ran Lotus Cortinas at the same time for luminary formula one drivers of the day but Alan Mann still engineered fractionally quicker cars. 

The timeline and provenance of this most famous and historic of Lotus Cortinas are totally complete. When the 1965 season finished, the car was despatched on a promotional tour of the Ford dealer network and

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1996 Ferrari F355 Spider 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

Lot #245 (Sale Order 245 of 64)

Freshly cambelt serviced and now showing 26,000 km

  • Finished in Rosso Corsa and Nero with the desirable 6-speed manual gearbox

  • German delivered in left-hand drive and showing 26,000 km on the odometer

  • Offered with its original service book and NOVA reference number

  • Full cambelt service to be carried out by marque specialist, Keys Motorsport, prior to sale

The Ferrari F355 is now considered a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard ‘Ferraristi' philosophy that the only 'real' Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The F355 Berlinetta burst onto the world stage in the Spring of 1994, with the Targa GTS and Spider following in 1995. The new car shared almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor, the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its flowing coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1-style flat bottom with channelled airflow generating enough downforce to offset any lift.

The F355's name is derived from its 3.5-litre V8 engine and five valves per cylinder - as denoted by the ‘Cinquevalvole' inscription on the rocker covers, and this longitudinally mounted power unit generates an impressive 374bhp at a spine-tingling 8250rpm. The con-rods are titanium alloy, the clutch is housed in magnesium alloy, and the Bilstein shock absorbers use electronic sensors to provide active damping. In 1994, the Ferrari F355 was a technological tour-de-force. Around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track, the F355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder, 512 TR and that level of performance, combined with its sensational shape, ensured its success on the world stage.

Offered here is a left-hand drive Ferrari F355 Spider first delivered and registered new in Germany in 1996. The German registration document is included in the history file. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero interior, this car is fitted with the desirable 6-speed manual gearbox and was specified with air conditioning. It now also sports a 'Tubi' exhaust system.

During the late 1990s, the car was imported into the UK and owned by a Ferrari specialist, from whom our vendor purchased the car, hence the MOT Certificates between 2000 to 2009. After this time our vendor moved to Spain, and the car was to follow. In 2014, it was the recipient of a full service by Ferrari Valencia totalling more than 7,000 EUROS. Most recently, the car has passed the Spanish ITV test (UK MOT equivalent) and this is valid until June 2020 in Spain. Prior to the sale and upon its arrival back to the UK, the car will go to marque specialists, Keys Motorsport, where it will have a full cambelt service.

Supplied with a NOVA reference number for the next owner to begin the registration process in order to obtain a UK V5c, it's also accompanied by its service book, an old UK V5c, old UK MOTs, its Spanish registration and ITV documents and invoices. At today’s sensible estimate and now showing 26,000km, this smart 355 offers great, entry-level, Ferrari ownership.

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1959 (2013) W.A.M Aston Martin DB3S Replica 1959 (2013) W.A.M Aston Martin DB3S Replica

1959 (2013) W.A.M Aston Martin DB3S Replica

Lot #246 (Sale Order 246 of 64)

A superb replica of an iconic car

  • A W.A.M ‘Bill Monk’ replica of an Aston Martin DB3S

  • Fitted with a 3.5-litre BMW straight-six engine on Weber 40 DCOE twin-choke side-draught carburettors

  • Only covered 2,729 miles since being completed in 2015

  • Supplied with half & full tonneau covers – a fabulous replica of a legendary car

This stunning DB3S recreation was completed by Bill Monk (W.A.M) in 2015. It has covered approximately 2,729miles since it was ready for the road and is the last of only eleven of these wonderful celebrations of the DB3S by Bill Monk and the only one to recreate the style of the later DB3S 'Works' cars. Powered by a 3.5-litre straight six BMW engine, with triple Weber 40 DCOE twin-choke, side-draught carburettors it has been fully set up on a rolling road by Janspeed of Salisbury recording a very healthy 182bhp. Bill Monk previously owned two original Aston Martin DB3S', chassis number 10, an ex-Le Mans car, and chassis number 120, one of only 3 DB3S coupés ever build. Inspired by his ownership of these legendary motor cars, Bill decided to produce DB3S recreations under the name WAM (William Anthony Monk) using a mould taken from one of the original cars and his extensive experience of restoring and working on Aston Martins.

Finished in Aston Martin Racing Green with knock-off wire wheels, chrome spinners, and polished stainless steel side exhaust pipes, this DB3S recreation sounds as good as it looks, with equally impressive performance. The BMW 5-series engine was specifically chosen, as opposed to a Jaguar straight-six engine, as the BMW unit provides very similar power to the original DB3S engine, sounds very similar, and the exhaust exits on the correct side, unlike the straight-six Jaguar engine. The majority of the running gear is Jaguar. This includes the front suspension (double wishbones and uprights with aftermarket coil spring damper units), the rear suspension (Jaguar lower wishbones, driveshafts, and uprights) and with Jaguar servo-assisted disc brakes fitted at all corners. Exceptional attention to detail has been given to the interior, including a period correct style dashboard and steering wheel, along with period style seats in green leather and matching green carpet.

Our vendor has covered approximately 2,500 miles in his two years of ownership and he has sent the car to Aston Martin Dorset and marque specialists D.Wood Motorsport of Wimbourne for a service and sundry work. He has spent around £2,000, including the fitting of TRS 4-point harnesses to both passenger and driver’s seat, a map reading light, a Le Mans-style 'running' light to illuminate the number roundel, a GB badge on the rear, and a locking fuel cap.

Prior to our vendors ownership this car was test driven by a previous owner of the original DB3S chassis number 11, who was incredibly impressed by Bill Monk's work. Totally practical, with half and full tonneau covers and a spare wheel, this superb recreation will offer its new owner the chance to enjoy and experience the sights and sounds of the legendary DB3S for a fraction of the cost of the genuine article.  

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2006 McLaren-Mercedes SLR 2006 McLaren-Mercedes SLR

2006 McLaren-Mercedes SLR

Lot #247 (Sale Order 247 of 64)

One of the most stylish modern GT cars ever manufactured

  • 617 bhp, 5439cc, supercharged V8 - the ultimate 'Grand Tourer' with everyday usability

  • Introduced in 2003 and developed jointly with the McLaren Technology Centre

  • UK-supplied and only 16,500 miles from new. On offer from a significant private collection

  • Over £16,000 in care and attention only 1,000 miles ago at the SLR Centre in Brooklands

  • Supplied with a good history file and offered at a very realistic and sensible guide price

Manufactured between 2003 and 2010, their new supercar allowed Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner, McLaren, to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars and, just like its legendary 300 SLR predecessor of 1955, it incorporated technological developments that were ahead of their time. Yet the term 'supercar' does not do full justice to the SLR, which, its peerless performance notwithstanding, is a luxurious and finely engineered Gran Turismo in the best traditions of Mercedes-Benz. Rather than creating an all-out, no-compromise supercar, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren decided to take a slightly different route. Instead of placing the engine in behind the cabin, the car had a front-mid-engine layout, with the engine sitting behind the front wheels and just ahead of the cabin. This, near-perfect, weight distribution not only helped to improve the SLR's handling but also provided the car with a rather spacious cabin and a decent boot, not common in cars boasting such performance credentials. As it was supremely engineered and built to incredible standards at McLaren's facilities in Woking, it boasted a very high level of fit and finish, absolutely appropriate for any car wearing a Mercedes-Benz badge.

The heart of any car is its engine, and that of the SLR McLaren is truly outstanding. Produced at Mercedes-Benz's AMG Performance Division, it's a 5.5-litre, 24-valve, supercharged V8 producing 617bhp, making it one of the most powerful engines ever found in a series-produced road-going sports car. Impressive though this peak horsepower figure is, it's the torque produced by the Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger that is its most remarkable feature. The torque curve is almost flat: there is already 440lb/ft by 1,500 rpm and well over 500lb/ft between 3,000 and 5,000 revs, and acceleration is equally phenomenal, with 0 to 60 mph taking just 3.8 seconds and the quarter-mile only 11 seconds. Of course, a car with such impressive speed credentials also requires an equally impressive braking system. An automatic airbrake and Mercedes-Benz's Sensotronic 'brake by wire' system assist the massive carbon-ceramic disc brakes and help bring the SLR McLaren down from 120 mph to a stop in less than 240 feet.

This particular SLR has formed part of our vendor's significant private collection since July 2015 and certainly looks the part in its Crystal Black Metallic paintwork with a Red Nappa leather interior.  The odometer indicates that the car's four former keepers have only covered 16,500 miles since it was delivered new in 2006. In November 2015, our vendor took the SLR to the SLR centre at Brooklands and spent £16,000 at the time, when the odometer was showing 15,400 miles, so only 1,000 miles have been completed since this significant expenditure. Details of all of this work are on file along with a fully stamped service book from the previous five services at the SLR facility in Surrey. 

The cherished plate 'F13 SLR' is generously included in the sale along with the aforementioned history file and a fresh MOT will be issued prior to the auction. Offered at a very competitive and sensible guide price, when you compare it with asking prices elsewhere, this really is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a very special car that delivers in terms of both value and collectability.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Lot #248 (Sale Order 248 of 64)

A modern-classic 'Gullwing'; UK, RHD, only 690 miles

  • From a select private collection, UK-supplied, just 690 miles, full service history

  • Front-mid mounted, aluminium-alloy, dry-sumped, normally aspirated 6.2-litre V8

  • Structured and panelled entirely in aluminium, lightweight carbon-fibre driveshafts

  • 0-62mph in 3.8 secs, 197 mph/563bhp @ 6800rpm/479lb ft @ 4750rpm

  • Roof-hinged 'gullwing' doors pay homage to the iconic 300SL 

Jaguar E-Type fans will undoubtedly disagree but perhaps the most recognisable sports car of the 1950's was the classic Mercedes 300SL 'Gullwing'. With its dramatic doors, this was the ultimate supercar of its time whose very mention evokes memories of Grace Kelly and grainy black and white racing footage. It was the embodiment of half a century of Mercedes Motorsport pedigree and pleasingly, became the inspiration for a modern interpretation - the brand's equally desirable SLS AMG model, launched in 2010.

It's not just the gullwing doors that awaken reminiscences of the legendary 300 SL. The characteristic wide radiator grille with the large Mercedes-Benz star and the wing-like fin are also reminiscent of the face of that historic sports car. The three-dimensional, sculptured front with the low, v-shaped, front skirt with lateral indentations gives this new gullwing a powerful, almost aggressive stance on the road, a sort of 'don't mess with me' look. The car’s dominance is underscored by six large air intakes and the wide set, Bi-xenon vertical headlamps.

There's something utterly beguiling about a large capacity V8 and the one you'll find under the bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is an absolute peach. It's a 6.2-litre unit and was the first V8 from the AMG stable to be designed from the ground up, with its initial application being in the E63 super-saloon. The engine was further developed for the SLS with a dry sump set-up and 120 unique parts and, in this guise, could muster a very healthy 563bhp. It's a simply superb engine and even when running on part throttle it rumbles and crackles like distant thunder and lightning. It's mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission complete with a 'Race Start' launch-control system enabling a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.8secs and a top speed of 197mph.

The SLS is one of those machines that had modern-classic written all over it from the moment it first saw the light of day and, whilst it was the first car to be fully designed by AMG in-house, it was sadly the last to be fitted with a naturally aspirated V8. However, it wasn't just a case of prodigious power and retro-inspired styling that made the SLS a modern icon as, when EVO magazine pitched it up against some pretty serious rivals, it won the motoring press over with its blend of all-round ability and everyday usability. Pitched head-to-head with Aston's V12 Vantage, Ferrari's 599 HGTE and the evergreen Porsche 911 Turbo 'S', the AMG's depth of talent won the day.

The car presented here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in virtually 'as-new' condition, having covered just 690 miles. In striking AMG Le Mans Red paintwork, a colour that suits the car perfectly and was used by Mercedes for many of the press images of their new supercar, this formidable car is simply as good as you could hope for. It has patently been cossetted, regularly Mercedes-Benz main dealer serviced despite its minuscule mileage (most recently in November 2018 at 546 miles) and stored impeccably. Over the last nine years, it has been enjoyed by two fortunate owners, both successful older businessmen but real automotive enthusiasts too, where it has formed part of their respective collections. A change in circumstances means our vendor must now part with it and admits it will be sorely missed. This is a real opportunity to acquire a best-of-breed example of the type of supercar we may not see the likes of again from a major manufacturer.

Here it is then, the last-of-the-line, expensive to engineer as a design with a configuration and large capacity engine that, although mighty and supremely effective, are not deemed viable in today's automotive world, plus it has those doors! Those doors - they are hard not to fall for given the lineage and endow the SLS with a real sense of Mercedes magic.

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1991 Ferrari Mondial 3.4T 1991 Ferrari Mondial 3.4T

1991 Ferrari Mondial 3.4T

Lot #249 (Sale Order 249 of 64)

An amazing example of these mid-engined, V8, four-seat Grand Tourers

  • Well appointed, comfortable, genuine 2+2 accommodation, still good for 140mph

  • Dating from 1991, this left-hand drive 3.4T has only covered some 42,500km

  • Fully restored as a showpiece to demonstrate the work of Scuderia Scaglietti of Chiswick

  • Finished in Rosso Scuderia with a bespoke multi-coloured interior. Tubi exhaust

Launched at the 1980 Geneva Auto Salon, the Mondial was the first Ferrari to depart from the company’s familiar three-digit naming scheme and its name was inspired by their famous Mondial sports-racers from the fifties. The Mondial saw Ferrari return to Pininfarina as its choice of styling house, and it was sold as a mid-sized coupé and, eventually, a cabriolet. Conceived as a 'more usable' model, offering the practicality of four seats with the performance of a mid-range Ferrari and hopefully attracting a slightly wider audience than their traditionally more focused two-seaters. The car was not built as a monocoque in a conventional way, but instead, the steel outer body was produced by the famous Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Scaglietti, just down the road in nearby Modena and clothed a lightweight steel box-section space frame.

The Mondial was the first Ferrari where the entire engine/gearbox/rear suspension assembly was mounted on a detachable steel sub-frame, making engine removal for a major rebuild or cylinder head removal much easier than it had been on earlier models.  Introduced in 1989, the Ferrari Mondial 3.4 T was the 'spearhead for a new generation of V8 Ferraris' and the final version of the Mondial. The 'T' was a reference to the new engine and transmission layout that now saw the engine mounted longitudinally with the gearbox transverse (forming a T), a characteristic of their Formula 1 '312T' which had just won the 1989 World Championship. This set-up would become the standard for all future mid-engined V8 Ferraris beginning with the 348 and continuing through to the 360.

This particular 1991 Mondial 3.4T, registration J117GEX, is a left-hand drive example that was restored as a showpiece to demonstrate the wonderful quality of work that Scuderia Scaglietti of Chiswick was capable of producing. Starting with a really sound car, they spent many months stripping the car back to bare metal and it is now superbly finished in Rosso Scuderia. The interior has been trimmed in a modern, multi-coloured theme, with inspiration from the current 'personalisation program' offered by Ferrari on their latest models. This, no-expense-spared, running restoration means that the new custodian will own a unique Ferrari with 2 + 2 versatility. The exhaust has been upgraded to a Tubi system and had the catalytic converter removed (not included) to improve the sound of the V8. The car has only covered some 42,500 km from new and was originally registered in Switzerland prior to being purchased by the current owner in April 2016.

 

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1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 FHC 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 FHC

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 FHC

Lot #250 (Sale Order 250 of 64)

Fabulous Series 2 coupe, factory finished in a unique colour

•    Supplied new in June 1969 by Henlys of London in right-hand drive with a manual gearbox•    Believed to be the only E-Type factory finished in Rolls-Royce Shell Grey paintwork•    Restored in the late 1980s to original specification and still very smartly presented•    MOTs dating back to 1976. The V5c showing three former keepers. Matching numbers chassis & engine•    Heritage Certificate showing the correct Rolls-Royce paint code. Offered for the first time in 32 years  Introduced in 3.8-litre form in May 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a veritable sensation when it first appeared, with classic smooth lines, great looks and, at the time, an amazing top speed of 150 mph. Jaguar continued to develop the E-Type throughout its life and the first results of this programme of improvements came in 1964 when the newly enlarged 4.2-litre XK engine was installed and, although maximum power remained unchanged at 265bhp, torque was usefully increased, improving driveability. Other improvements included the arrival of a fully synchronised Moss gearbox and twin SU petrol pumps. The Series 2 cars, produced from 1969 to 1971, evolved even further and can be identified by their open headlights (no longer with glass covers), a wrap-around rear bumper with the tail lights now underneath, and the front indicators were larger and similarly re-positioned below the slightly heavier front bumpers. The cooling was much improved, helped by the enlarged 'mouth' and twin electric fans, while larger front and rear calipers substantially uprated the braking performance.  The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smoothly polished cam covers to a ribbed appearance and the interior now featured better seats with head-rests, 'rocker' switches, and a steering-column ignition/starter. The Series 2 is often regarded in retrospect as the ultimate driving E-Type, and even now a well-sorted example is a sensational driving experience with a sense of occasion that's hard to replicate at any price in a classic car.

Supplied new in June 1969 by Henlys of London, this second-series fixed head coupe is thought to be the only E-Type factory-specified in Roll-Royce Shell Grey, a colour that combined with the black leather interior suits the profile perfectly. Our vendor's late husband discovered ‘NBK 345G’ in the late 1980s and set about a comprehensive restoration including sourcing the correct paint code indicated on the Heritage Certificate. The car continued to be enjoyed for a number of years until 2006 when it was decided that it deserved a complete engine overhaul. The power unit was fully stripped and rebuilt using new parts where necessary (there are detailed invoices in the file) and has only covered c15,000 miles since. As well as the accounts for the engine work, the history folder includes MOTs dating back to 1976, correspondence from Jaguar showing the original specification including the Rolls-Royce paint code, a number of invoices for regular maintenance, the current V5 showing three former keepers, Tracker paperwork, the Heritage Certificate, and various other related documents.

The Series 2 is regarded by many as the drivers' choice, the 4.2 power unit providing ample performance and, when coupled to the manual gearbox, offers an engaging driving experience. This example, an original UK RHD car specially ordered in a unique and subtle colour, clearly loved and looked after, and offered from long-term ownership, is a wonderful prospect for any collector or enthusiast. 

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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Commemorative Edition 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Commemorative Edition

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Commemorative Edition

Lot #251 (Sale Order 251 of 64)

Built to commemorate the conclusion of the E-Type's long life

 •    A very special Series 3 marking the end of the model's production in 1974•    Number six of the 50 final-edition V12 Roadsters, all bar one finished in black•    One of only 19 manual transmission cars. Matching numbers •    Only four former keepers and coming from a significant private collection•    This, last of the line, Jaguar E-Type is everything the enthusiast could wish for

As production wound down on the beloved XKE Jaguar, it was decided that the last 50 cars should be “Commemorative Edition” examples. These final cars were finished in a distinctive Gloss Black and Cinnamon leather colour combination (with one exception) and came specially equipped with a factory hardtop and a special brass dashboard plaque, bearing the signature of Sir William Lyons, signifying that it was one of the last 50 cars built.  The only choice for buyers to make was the gearbox, 19 of which were automatics and 31 manuals. The chassis number sequence commenced at '2822' and ended with '2872'.

The rare and exclusive E-Type offered here is indeed one of the nineteen manual gearbox, Commemorative Edition cars and is numbered '2827', which suggests that it was the sixth of these special cars off the line. It remained in the careful ownership of Mr Wolf Bringham of Stratford-upon-Avon, England before being purchased by its next owner in 1984. A few years later, in the late 1980's, it was subject to a full restoration by renowned Jaguar specialists XK Engineering at a cost of £40,000. After its restoration, the car was put on display in Scotland’s largest private collection, The Doune Museum, where it remained for approximately eight years, carefully maintained in temperature-controlled storage and seeing only very limited use. During this period, we are informed it was shown at the Scottish National Jaguar Day where it was awarded first prize in the National Concours.

Our vendor, who enjoys a significant private collection, has owned '2827’ since 2010 but, having covered only 1,000 miles in his ten-year ownership, the time has now come for someone else to enjoy the exclusive world of 'Commemorative' ownership. Despite the miserly mileage, the car was maintained to his exacting high standards regardless of cost, as the invoices in the Owner's File testify, indicating an expenditure of around £30,000 during his tenure with marque specialist, Trevor Farrington. Offered with the aforementioned history file, a Jaguar 'Passport to Service', and a factory hardtop, this very special, last of the line, E-Type is everything the enthusiast could wish for. Very rarely offered for sale, this is a rare chance to join the exclusive owner's club of these lovely black commemoration cars that celebrate the memory of that most iconic of British Sportscars.  

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1991 Honda NSX Coupe (UK/manual) 1991 Honda NSX Coupe (UK/manual)

1991 Honda NSX Coupe (UK/manual)

Lot #252 (Sale Order 252 of 64)

Sought-after early model with full Honda servicing

  • UK-supplied right-hand drive Coupe with the coveted manual gearbox

  • This is car #T000170, being an early 3.0-litre model with non-power steering, considered the most desirable

  • In arguably the best and most iconic NSX colour combination of Milano Red with a black roof canopy, as used by Honda to launch the car back in 1990 

  • Full UK Honda dealership service history, last serviced in February 2019 at 63,529 miles (current mileage). 2,500 miles per year since 1991

The legendary Honda NSX (New Sportscar Experimental) was developed by the Honda Motor Corporation between 1984 and its eventual launch in 1990.  With the NSX, Honda produced the world’s first everyday-usable supercar, which left the Italian competition for dead in terms of reliability, practicality and build quality.  These same qualities make it a joy to drive and own today.  Its revolutionary chassis and suspension – all aluminium like the bodywork – making the car very light and extremely strong, were perfected at Suzuka with input from three-times F1 World Champion, Ayrton Senna.

The NSX featured a state-of-the-art, 3.0-litre, 24-valve, V6 'VTEC' engine (Variable Valve Timing), and despite being developed during F1's turbo-era, the engine was normally aspirated.  Equipped with this new valve timing technology, the free-revving all-alloy unit produced 270bhp initially, which was good enough for a top speed of 168 mph and a 0-60 mph time of less than 6.0 seconds. Those performance figures put the NSX on a par with Ferrari's 348 GTB, but in terms of comfort, ergonomics, driving dynamics, and build quality, the NSX was in a different league entirely.  Sadly, this superiority was not translated into sales, and by the time production ceased in 2005 fewer than 20,000 NSXs had been sold – consequently making them relatively rare and much sought-after today. 

The car presented here is a UK-supplied, RHD example, with full Honda dealership servicing history, whilst also combining features which are widely regarded as the most coveted for any NSX – it's a coupé (as opposed to a Targa), an early example with the original specification 3.0-litre engine and non-power steering, fitted with a manual gearbox, and in arguably the best NSX colour combination of Milano Red with a Black roof canopy, as used by Honda to launch the car back in 1990.

This car has always been very well cared for and is on offer privately from a true NSX-enthusiast, having owned a few examples previously.  With this particular example, he sought out the very best early manual/coupe he could find, enjoying it since 2014 and ensuring its continued mechanical servicing has been carried out exclusively at Honda main dealers from new.  He describes the car’s condition as very original, with a few minor external marks that are commensurate with its age and verifiable mileage (which is 63,529 = 2,500 miles per year since 1991)

This great NSX represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the defining supercars of the 1990s at a very attractive estimate.

(Registration '100 NSX' is to be offered for sale separately in Silverstone Classic Automobilia Sale on 28th July 2019)   

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1962 Jaguar E-Type FIA 1962 Jaguar E-Type FIA

1962 Jaguar E-Type FIA

Lot #253 (Sale Order 253 of 64)

Owned and raced for the past 20 years with no expense spared

 •    Owned and raced for the past 20 years with no expense spared•    FIA papers valid until 2026. Recent engine rebuild. Ready to race•    Under current long-term ownership, Jaguar Driver of the Year x 2, HSCC Guards Trophy- Overall champion•    Class wins in Jaguar Heritage. Its most recent outing was the Le Mans Classic last year•    Featured in many magazines •    Eligible for a variety of high-quality events, ready to go and offered at a competitive guide

This, very special FIA E-Type, has been owned by our vendor, who is a well-known and respected historic racer, for the past 20 years and no expense has been spared during this time preparing the car to the highest of standards. During his successful ownership, he has won Jaguar 'Driver of the Year' two times, HSCC Guards Trophy Championship - Overall champion along with Class wins, class wins in the competitive Jaguar Heritage series and its last outing was in the famous Le Mans Classic event last year. 

During his ownership, the car has been featured in many magazines, including a track test feature by Autosport magazine at Snetterton circuit in Norfolk. Since the last outing at Le Mans, the engine has been fully rebuilt and is described by our vendor as absolutely ‘ready to race’, after the usual pre-race checks teams should carry out naturally. Eligible for a variety of top-class events and supplied with the ever-important FIA papers (until 2026) this rare and sensibly priced Jaguar E-Type is ready for its next owner to enjoy at the most exclusive and sought-after events in historic motorsport.  

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1967 Fiat Dino 2-litre Spider 1967 Fiat Dino 2-litre Spider

1967 Fiat Dino 2-litre Spider

Lot #254 (Sale Order 254 of 64)

New to market from 25-years ownership

  • New to market from 25-years ownership

  • Recent engine and diff rebuild 

  • Very rare optional Pininfarina factory hard top

  • Optional leather seats

  • Original Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel

In the mid-1960s, Ferrari needed a 2.0-litre production-based engine for the new Formula 2 and conceived the mid-engined Dino to provide the necessary basis. Since the late 1950s, Ferrari's V6-engined sports-racers had used the Dino name, after Enzo Ferrari's late son, Alfredino, who had died in 1956, and this was duly applied to the new road car. Indeed, at this time it was intended that it would be the first of an entirely separate marque. The new V6 power unit would prove as successful on the racetrack as in the showroom: Derek Bell and Ernesto Brambilla both winning races in the European Championship, while Andrea de Adamich triumphed in the 1968 Argentine Temporada series. However, faced with the daunting task of building 500 units per annum to meet the FIA's homologation requirements, Ferrari turned to FIAT for assistance, the resulting agreement for the latter to build the Dino's four-cam V6 engine leading to a spin-off model for FIAT. Launched in Pininfarina-bodied two-seater Spider form at the 1966 Turin Show, the FIAT Dino carried its 2.0-litre, 160bhp engine ahead of the driver in a conventional manner, and was notable as the first FIAT to employ four overhead camshafts and a limited-slip differential as standard. Steel bodied, the newcomer employed a FIAT five-speed gearbox and featured independent front suspension by means of wishbones and coil springs, a live rear axle, and disc brakes all round.

A longer-wheelbase 2+2 Coupé model with Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Bertone coachwork appeared the following year at the Geneva Salon, however, it is the Spiders, both in 2.0 and 2.4-litre guise, that have become most sought after amongst collectors. In the words of Sports Car Market: 'The Spider is one of the prettiest designs to emerge from Pininfarina's studio in the 1960s…. and even accelerating in top gear from low revs, there's a seamless delivery of power.' A mere 1,133 spiders were originally built, but far fewer are left in existence today.

This 1967 FIAT Dino Spider was purchased new in Italy as a copy of its Italian Logbook confirms. The last known Italian owner was a Mr Aroldo Nasi who sold the vehicle in 1988 to Henry Pearman of Eagle Racing who subsequently sold it to Mr P.A. Brigstock. After changing hands twice more, the Dino was exported to Ireland, where the current Italian owner took possession in 1994. A three year, bare-metal restoration was commissioned by our vendor, the quality of which didn’t go unnoticed after its debut at Ireland’s premier Classic Car Show where it was awarded “Best in Show”. Since then he has lovingly maintained and stored his pride and joy with great care. Recent major works include an engine refresh at 63,000km by respected Ferrari technician, Vincent Mezzullo, and a complete differential rebuild costing over €5,000. 

This particular example comes with the rare and very useable Pininfarina hard top which fits neatly over the soft top, allowing for quick and easy installation. It was also specified with leather seats and comes with the desirable wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel. With the car is a large history file with mileage records which run consecutively from 1988, suggesting that the indicated mileage may well be correct (although not substantiated).

Buyers should note that it was only the 2-litre Dino models that had aluminium blocks, a weight saving that resulted in slightly more nimble handling compared to its 2.4-litre sibling. Consequently, the lower capacity cars were quite competitive in their class and were raced extensively in period, this provenance opening the door for a number of Historic events including the Le Mans Classic, 1,000 Kilometres of Monza, and the Targa Florio. This is a car that can genuinely be used for all occasions, be it races, rallies, tours or Concours, the car is welcomed by event organisers and admiring crowds wherever it goes. Presented in fabulous condition, this represents a wonderful and rare opportunity to purchase a superb example of one of Pininfarina's loveliest designs which, pleasingly, carries the legendary name 'Dino'.

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2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3

2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3

Lot #255 (Sale Order 255 of 64)

The ex-Hector Lester and the late, great, Allan Simonsen, 430 GT3

•    The ex-Hector Lester and the late, great, Allan Simonsen, 430 GT3 who defined an era with his outstanding talents in GT racing•    Raced in British GT 08’-09’ by Hector and Alan. Upgraded by Kessel racing to Scuderia spec in 2010•    Over the 2010 season, and some races in 2011, Allan Simonsen, Hector Lester and Stephane Daoudi scored many podium finishes including one win, three poles and four fastest laps•    Restored by Prosport in 2015 and has been used on track days by the current owner•    Currently run and maintained by RnR. Eligible for a variety of events•    Offered at a very competitive estimate and no VAT due. Great opportunity.

This, very special, 430 Scuderia GT3, was campaigned famously by Hector Lester and the late great, Allan Simonsen in British GT variously between 2008-'11.  Allan defined an era with his outstanding talents in GT racing, especially in this particular car, taking many poles, fastest laps and wins. Tragically Allan was taken from us at Le Mans in 2013 whilst driving for the works Aston Martin team.

Originally campaigned in the '08-'09 season in the ever-competitive British GT Championship, the car was then upgraded by Kessel racing to Scuderia spec in 2010 as the now iconic GT3 cars evolved. Over the 2010 season, and in some races in 2011, Allan, Hector and Stephane Daoudi scored many podium finishes in British GT including one win, three poles and four fastest laps. 

Since then the Ferrari has been in private ownership and was restored by Propsport in 2015 to be enjoyed by our enthusiastic vendor on track days during recent years. Currently, run and maintained by RnR, this GT3 racer is eligible for a variety of events and is accompanied by four spare wheels, driveshafts, 3 partly-used brake discs, and various used body panels. Offered with no VAT due, rare for these types of cars, at a very competitive estimate considering the thrills on offer and interesting provenance, this is a great opportunity.  

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1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton 1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

Lot #256 (Sale Order 256 of 64)

Delightfully original and only 33,000 miles from new

  • One of only 284 right-hand drive Lotus Carltons. 377bhp with a superbly-balanced rear-drive chassis

  • Imperial Green pearlescent paint retains a deep shine. Unmarked Anthracite leather

  • Original, unmodified, showing just 33,300 miles

  • Extensively documented service records Effectively only two drivers from new 

  • Described by SW Lotus as 'The best unrestored Carlton we have seen'

  • Supplied with its original numbered 'Owners Commemorative Book' signed by the first owner

Introduced in October 1990, the Lotus Carlton 'Type 104' (or Lotus Omega as it was known outside the UK) soon became infamous for its reputed 177mph top speed. Based around a four-door Vauxhall Carlton bodyshell modified to accept wider wheel arches, side skirts and a pronounced boot spoiler, the newcomer also benefited from Lotus enhanced power steering, and disc brake and suspension assemblies (the latter including a sophisticated multi-link rear set-up complete with limited slip differential). Fed by twin Garrett turbochargers, its 3.6-litre, 24-valve, straight-six engine was mated to six-speed ZF manual transmission. With a quoted 377bhp and 419lbft of torque available, the Carlton could apparently reach from 60mph in 5.2 seconds and 100mph in 11.5 seconds. Judged by the contemporary motoring press to be a performance match for the Ferrari Testarossa and Porsche 911 Turbo (though, some of its in-gear acceleration times were superior), the Type 104 only remained in production until October 1992 by which time just 950 are thought to have been made (320 Lotus Carltons and 630 Lotus Omegas).

K930 XGS was registered on the 1st of October 1992, number 767 of 950 produced and one of three hundred, right-hand drive, UK cars. Effectively, the first registered owner was John Boardman, father of Tom Boardman, the talented Seat Leon Cupra peddaler in British Touring Cars. As discounts on these cars were not allowed at the time, the car was registered for a day to Vauxhall Motors allowing Mr Boardman to benefit from a £500 discount the next day whilst still allowing him to have and sign the first owner's Commemorative Book which still accompanies the car today. John kept the Carlton until October 2015 in his name and subsequently his companies name.

The current owner has enjoyed the Lotus since that time covering the last 7,000 miles of the 33,000 now displayed on the odometer. The Service Record contains 10 stamps and various older MOTs corroborate the car's low mileage, however, it's the singular lack of any restoration work that sets this Carlton apart, remaining completely original apart from a refresh of the Imperial Green paintwork on the bonnet to dispatch the inevitable stone chips. Nothing else, that's it.

The car still sports its dash-mounted Grundig radio cassette and 10-disc CD-changer in the boot all in perfect working order. The air conditioning unit has been upgraded with the latest refrigerant and chills the car perfectly and the heated leather seats do what they are supposed to. It retains the original carpet mats and the factory rubber overmats and has recently been fitted with a set of new, original specification tyres. Always maintained to a very high standard, South West Lotus, who have recently appraised the car, described it as 'The best unrestored Carlton we have seen'. This is a serious car for a serious collector.

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2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge 2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge

2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge

Lot #257 (Sale Order 257 of 64)

The ultimate track day toy

 

  • A factory-built Ferrari race-car

  • One of only 142 examples produced between 2006 – 2011

  • Eligible for AMOC GT, Ferrari Club Racing Series & Global Endurance Legends Series

  • Supplied with its Ferrari Certificate of Origin

 

Over 1,000 drivers, many races, and countless thrills, that’s the Ferrari Challenge legacy. Since 1993 the most famous one-make championship has placed dream cars and very special customers on the most beautiful racetracks in the world. Aimed at those customers that are not content with simply driving their Ferraris around, and who want to be part of high-speed competitive races, the Ferrari Challenge is divided into three continental series: Europe, North America, and the latest addition, the Asia-Pacific series whose first season was in 2011.

Challenge races are always hard-fought and packed with head-to-head duels, providing the driver with all the excitement of the track. Races are completely professional on the technical side and offer the highest safety levels, indeed, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) endorses all three championships. Each series is divided into four main categories, Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli Am, Coppa Shell, and Coppa Shell Am depending on the driver’s established level of skill. so each race yields four winners, thus providing even more thrills for the fans at the circuit or at home. The European series is broadcast in over 90 countries worldwide, providing great visibility for sponsors and enthusiasts alike.

Like its predecessor the 360 Challenge, the Ferrari F430 Challenge is a production-line sourced race car built by Ferrari. The car is directly based on the standard F430 model and uses the same 4.3L V8 engine. Introduced for the 2006 season, the car initially raced in the Ferrari Challenge alongside the 360 before becoming the sole model and racing in the series until 2011 and the arrival of the 458. As well as its innovative paddle-shift operated six-speed gearbox, 300 kg of weight was shed improving performance and handling and naturally, with a number of very closely matched cars the on-track battles were epic with driver talent usually being the deciding factor.

This particular Ferrari F430 Challenge is a 2006 model, supplied new and raced in Europe. Finished in Rosso Scuderia the car comes supplied with a Ferrari Certificate of Origin. In good condition throughout, it would be welcomed by the AMOC GT Series, Ferrari Club Racing Series or Global Endurance Legends.

 

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2006 Maserati GranSport V8 2006 Maserati GranSport V8

2006 Maserati GranSport V8

Lot #258 (Sale Order 258 of 64)

Single lady ownership and showing just 25,432 miles

  • One owner from new and a warranted 25,432 miles

  • Superbly presented in Grigio Alfieri with silver 'Trofeo' wheels and red calipers

  • 4244cc V8. 400bhp, 333lbs/ft of torque. 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and 180mph

  • Classic Maserati interior in Nero with Midnight Blue dial faces and the famous clock

  • Immaculate engine bay. Recently serviced. Full service history

  • Supplied with a UK V5c, its Maserati bookpack and a fresh MOT    

Launched at the 2004 Geneva Motorshow, the GranSport was a sportier version of its predecessor, the Maserati Coupe. It featured the same delectably sonorous 4244cc V8 engine, however, a new exhaust system, improved intake manifolds, and bigger valves squeezed an extra 10bhp to bring it up to a nice, even 400bhp supported by 333lbs/ft of torque. 0-62mph occupied around 4.9 seconds and the revised aerodynamics enabled a top speed of 180mph. The six-speed paddle shift system ('Cambiocorsa') was also upgraded and re-calibrated resulting in faster, crisper changes and the suspension was lowered by 10mm and the geometry tweaked. Chrome mesh grilles were added to the front and rear bumpers and 19' 'Trofeo' wheels gave the car a much more purposeful look. The interior benefited from sports seats, a slimmer centre console, carbon fibre details and a new steering wheel. All these improvements came together to create the car the Maserati Coupe always should have been but never quite achieved. 

This particular example is a 2006 Maserati GranSport V8 delivered through H.R.Owen, London to its first and only owner and is finished in Grigio Alfieri with a Nero leather interior. The original service book accompanies the car and shows three main dealer services at 4,137 miles, 13,280 miles, and 18,417 miles. Most recently, the car has been the recipient of another service at a Ferrari main dealer and it will arrive at the sale with a fresh MOT. Supplied with a UK V5c and its bookpack, this single-owner car has covered a mere 25,432 miles and has to be one of the best of its type currently available on the market.

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1973 BMW 2002 Tii 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

Lot #259 (Sale Order 259 of 64)

One of Europe's finest Q-cars of its era; UK, RHD, restored

  • The 1970's icon that began the sports saloon craze

  • A desirable 'roundie' taillight version

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, original registration number 

  • The last owner bought the car 27 years ago from marque specialists Jaymic and oversaw a full, ground-up documented restoration between 1991-1996

  • Properly set up 'Kugelfischer' injection system 

  • Many original features, drives and performs extremely well

As early as 1963 there had been discussions about a new and smaller BMW. With the ‘Neue Klasse’ doing the business in the executive market, BMW repeated the trick in the small saloon sector with its ’02 series models, designed as a lighter, sportier short wheelbase two-door model. 

BMW certainly saved the best ‘02 until last with a model called the ‘2002 Tii’. Launched in 1971, the high performance 2002 Tii used the same, elegant bodyshell of its two-door relations, but was differentiated by having its 2-litre M10-series engine fitted with a mechanical ‘Kugelfischer’ injection pump with injectors capable of delivering a very healthy 130bhp, ensuring it could crack 120 mph on the autobahn and drive sideways on the merest whiff of throttle! The Tii also has a larger twin air filter cylinder box and an uprated alternator. The chassis is that of the two-carburettor '2002 Ti' uprated with stiffer springs, front and rear anti-roll bars, larger front disc brakes, and wider wheels. In the driveline, the Tii has a slightly closer ratio, 4-speed gearbox, a stronger clutch, and a longer axle ratio to increase top speed. Production of the Tii ceased in 1975 (when the first generation E21 3-Series took over) and according to the Tii Register, 44,478 examples were produced – with just 3,678 examples in right-hand drive. 

The car presented here is one of those 3,678 RHD examples, being a UK-supplied 1973 BMW 2002 Tii finished in striking Golf Yellow; it is also an earlier round taillight, non-sunroof example – in all, making it possibly the rarest and most desirable iteration of the naturally aspirated 2002s.

Back in 1991, the car was bought as a project by a Mr Goodwin of Lancashire, a real BMW enthusiast, from the marque specialists ‘Jaymic Ltd.’ of Norfolk. He then set about a ground-up restoration, with the body shell stripped, sandblasted, welded as required and protectively painted.  Many originals parts/features were retained and recommissioned, with some new panels required, whilst the engine was fully reconditioned. This thorough project was completed in 1996 with Mr Goodwin then ensuring that his highly-prized BMW attended numerous classic car shows and BMW Car Club (GB) events, whilst always being serviced annually by a local BMW specialist. 

Due to a change in circumstances, Mr Goodwin decided to sell his car after 28 years of ownership, and it was purchased by our vendor only recently. He just couldn’t resist it, knowing of its fine provenance, and bought it on somewhat of a whim, being a serial 2002 owner! However, space and time are at a premium, and now this delightful BMW must find an owner who can enjoy it to the full. The car now displays some pleasant patina after its restoration, with Waxoyl still present and doing its job (as seen in the images of the inner arches and boot), with the seats recently benefitting from a quality re-trim. The car drives and performs extremely well, with all the attributes associated with the model.

Reliable, easy to maintain, and fun to drive, the 2002 Tii is revered by enthusiasts as one of BMW’s all-time greats.

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2010 Bentley Arnage R 2010 Bentley Arnage R

2010 Bentley Arnage R

Lot #260 (Sale Order 260 of 64)

Private registration number is not included in the sale. The cost of a service (£1,500) will be deducted from the hammer price and the cost of replacement rear gas springs at a cost of £800

From the final year of production and showing just 14,400 miles

  • First registered on the 1st January 2010 as one of the final right-hand drive cars

  • Beautifully presented in ‘R’ specification with Cream leather and Burr Walnut inserts

  • The car’s service history warrants the 14,400 miles and will be freshly serviced for the sale

  • The 6.75-litre turbo engine provides 'serious' acceleration with 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds

  • Presented in arguably the best colour combination, this car represents incredible value compared to its rivals.

At launch the revised Arnage R and T models were more expensive and more powerful than its predecessors, the Arnage Green and Red Label, but it also claimed the title of world's fastest saloon, needing all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. The Arnage R is powered by yet another version of the 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce, V8 engine whose roots go back to 1959. Treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life', the later cars produced a staggering 500bhp. This prodigious output, besides enabling this Bentley to reach 168mph, also sent it from 0 to 60mph in 5.2 seconds. Other changes included the adoption of a 'drive-by-wire' throttle but what really gives this nearly three-ton car its immense poise is a revised suspension that features 57% more roll stiffness than the Red Label.

This 2010 Arnage R benefits from updated coachwork and styling cues that have aged remarkably well, and to the uninitiated, the car could be mistaken for a current production model. Finished in arguably the best colour combination this delightful example has one of the lowest warranted mileages of any contemporary car on the market today having travelled just 14,400 miles. The car was supplied through Jack Barclay Bentley of London and bought by our vendor in 2016 from the car’s fourth registered keeper. It's supplied with Bentley umbrellas, original handbooks, including the service booklet showing servicing at the following intervals:

10/08/2009 Jack Barclay Bentley, London at 93 miles

23/02/2010 Jack Barclay Bentley, London at 326 miles

15/08/2012 No dealer stamp will confirm at 1,646 miles

12/08/2013 Bentley Leicester at 3,376 miles

17/09/2014 Bentley Leicester at 5,162 miles

Our vendor will have the car serviced by Stratstone of Wilmslow, Cheshire at approximately 14,400 miles prior to the sale. The MOT is valid until June 2020 and the private registration currently on the car will be retained with an age-related registration number issued in due course.

With a list price of some £175,000 when new, this majestic motorcar offers a unique driving and passenger experience on par with the latest models at a very competitive auction estimate.

 

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2000 Ferrari 360 Challenge 2000 Ferrari 360 Challenge

2000 Ferrari 360 Challenge

Lot #261 (Sale Order 261 of 64)

A capable competition GT or a track day weapon......

 

  • Delivered new to the UK to campaign in the Ferrari Challenge in 2000

  • The second owner was the current President of the UK Ferrari Owners Club

  • Eligible for AMOC GT and Ferrari Club Racing Series

  • Supplied with a large history file containing race results and setup data

 

The Ferrari 360 'Challenge' is the factory race-modified version of the hugely popular Ferrari 360 Modena road car. The 360 Challenge was a significantly modified, non-road legal car, originally designed for use in Ferrari's popular racing series the 'Ferrari Challenge'. When the car was first introduced, Ferrari claimed that the 360 Challenge boasted a quicker acceleration time of 3.9s from 0 to 62 mph along with substantially better cornering ability over the standard road car due to enhanced racing suspension and brakes.

Unlike its predecessors, the 360 Challenge was the first 'Challenge' series car that was a factory built and supplied race car, as opposed to a road car with a 'Challenge' upgrade kit. This meant greater weight reduction could be achieved, which when combined with the improved handling features, allowed the car to easily outperform its road counterpart - despite having a similar power output.

This particular 360 Challenge was supplied new in 2000 to a UK driver to campaign in the Ferrari Challenge, which it did successfully for three seasons before being sold to the current President of the UK Ferrari Owners Club. During his tenure, the car has been used sparingly for the odd track day.

Our vendor purchased the car in 2016 and fully recommissioned it ready for a dual assault on both the AMOC GT Challenge and the Ferrari Club Racing Series. Ready to be used on circuit once again, this car would be eligible for the aforementioned championships or simply be enjoyed as a fabulous track day toy. A history file is supplied with the car and contains race results and setup data and a spares package is available by separate negotiation.

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The ex-Guy Martin Hydrex Honda 2008/09 TT Superstock CBR1000RR Fireblade The ex-Guy Martin Hydrex Honda 2008/09 TT Superstock CBR1000RR Fireblade

The ex-Guy Martin Hydrex Honda 2008/09 TT Superstock CBR1000RR Fireblade

Lot #262 (Sale Order 262 of 64)

Well preserved and superbly presented, Guy's 2008 Fireblade.

  • Ridden by Guy Martin for Sean Muir Racing in Superstock during the 2008 and 2009 seasons

  • 3rd in the 2008 Isle of Man Superstock TT; 2nd in the 2009 Superstock TT;  4th in the 2009 Ulster Grand Prix Superstock race

  • Purchased by our enthusiast vendor in 2016. Has been started and run but not used

  • Remains superbly presented in its Hydrex/Red Torpedo/SMR livery

  • Certificate of Authenticity signed by SMR Hydrex Honda Chief Engineer, Mick Shanley  

It's not uncommon for sports personalities to become household names and top stars from the world of Football, Tennis and Formula One will be recognized by most people, however, for a British road-racer to achieve instant recognition is  something of a phenomenon; indeed, not since Barry Sheene back in the late 1970s has there been a British motorcyclist with a higher public profile. Modest and self-deprecating, the Lincolnshire lad with award-winning 'sideburns' has become a bit of a TV personality whose cheerful enthusiastic approach and no-nonsense, self-deprecating, spontaneous, blokey style, often being likened to the late Fred Dibnah, has endeared him to millions.

Guy first came to the attention of TV executives in 2009 when he appeared in an ITV4 programme intended primarily for fans of that year's TT race. The then film-producer, Andy Spellman, filmed with Guy at the TT. Spellman shot some additional test material of Martin back at home in the summer and the boss of North One television showed the clips to a BBC executive

Having engaged Andy Spellman as his advisor and agent in 2009, Martin worked with North One TV Producers James Woodroffe and Ewan Keil, as he has done to present day. Martin's first appearances on TV documentaries were on programmes based around his passion for engineering rather than his love of adrenaline sport, The Boat that Guy Built airing on the BBC in 2011, and How Britain Worked on Channel 4 in 2012. His thrill-seeking side later emerged with the production of the series Speed with Guy Martin, first airing on Channel 4 in 2013. He is also a prolific writer and 'Guy Martin: My Autobiography' became the second best selling autobiography of 2014.

However, returning to motorcycle racing, in 2004 Guy left Team Racing in Ireland to join the Uel Duncan Racing team, staying with them until 2005. In 2006 he raced for Alistair Flanagan's  AIM Yamaha  race team, replacing John McGuiness and, in the search for a more competitive team, Guy joined Sean Muir Racing (SMR) for the 2007 season.  He had signed for SMR to ride the team's Hydrex-sponsored Honda Fireblades in the 'big' classes and the Honda CBB600RR in the Supersport category.

The Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Superstock Racing Motorcycle offered here was used by Guy during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, a time when he was still competing in the British Superbike Championship as well as on his favourite road courses. Guy rode this machine in the Superstock category, a class that severely limits the modifications that can be made to an otherwise standard motorcycle and his most notable results over the course of these two seasons were 3rd in the 2008 Isle of Man Superstock TT; 2nd in the 2009 Superstock TT; and 4th in the 2009 Ulster Grand Prix Superstock race. 

The machine was purchased by our vendor at auction in 2016 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by SMR Hydrex Honda Chief Engineer, Mick Shanley. We understand from our vendor that the bike has been regularly started and runs but it has not been used in his ownership. In addition to the CoA, the history file also contains sundry invoices, the 2014 purchase receipt, selected photographs, and a quantity of 'Guy Martin' stickers.

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1959 Maserati 450S Recreation 1959 Maserati 450S Recreation

1959 Maserati 450S Recreation

Lot #263 (Sale Order 263 of 64)

  • A recreation built by a talented engineer using traditional techniques and original Maserati parts
  • UK registered as a 1959 Maserati ‘historic vehicle’, 4.9 litre Maserati V8 coupled to a 5 speed manual transmission
  • All aluminium body mounted on a steel ladder chassis frame, stunning Rosso paintwork with Tan leather seats
  • Rarely do such well-engineered replicas come to market

The Maserati 450S (Tipo 54) was a hugely competitive car in its day and led the field by two minutes during its competition debut in the Buenos Aries 1000kms, driven by Moss and Fangio until a minor fault with the gear linkage caused the car to retire. In the 1957 Mille Miglia, a 450S was the fastest car in the event but retired early with a faulty brake pedal. Whilst at the Nurburgring, Moss was enjoying a thirty-second lead when he was overtaken by his rear wheel after a half-shaft failure. Sadly, history will recall the 450S as a fabulous sports racer that failed to realise its full potential, seemingly always dogged by minor technical problems.

Over the years Chris Lawrence of Wymondham Engineering in Norfolk built up a superb reputation for creating the very best and well-finished replicas of important sports cars. He was world renowned for excellent attention to detail and historical accuracy whilst tweaking slightly to ensure his creations were enjoyable to drive. He was the natural choice by the Swiss entrepreneur commissioned to complete an exclusive run of 250 GTOs when Mario Allegretti (formally regarded as the world's leading expert restoring original and recreating 250 GTOs) could no longer work on the project. Lawrence’s recreations are now highly sought after including his 250 SWBs, California Spiders, and Maserati 450S’.

Chris Lawrence put a great deal of research into ways the car's handling could be improved without losing the visceral qualities of the original. The ladder chassis was built using a jig from an original Maserati 450S chassis ( # 4510), while the all aluminium body was likewise reproduced using bucks from # 4510. Lawrence even replicated the correct oval section tubing for the chassis. By strengthening the chassis, improving steering and suspension, and adding disc brakes, he produced a real 'driver's car'.

At the time of cataloguing, it was believed that this 450S recreation was one of Chris Lawrence’s known original nine cars produced in the late 1980s but, after further research, it is now clear that this particular example was in fact built by an engineering team headed by Andrew Wrightson. Mr Wrightson is an engineer and self-confessed classic car enthusiast who grew up in Brackley, Northamptonshire, a small town whose name is synonymous with motorsport. As a youngster, Andrew would attend as many race meetings as possible at the nearby Silverstone Circuit and, like many motorsport enthusiasts, dreamed of one day owning a Grand Prix car, or even a high-quality replica built by Chris Lawrence. Later on in life, and with a limited budget, Andrew set about building his own 450S replica from drawings and images but, once completed, this prototype, although fun to drive, was not proportionally, aesthetically or mechanically correct enough to satisfy his pursuit for perfection. Another improved example would need to be constructed.

When sourcing parts for the second 450S recreation, a twist of fate led Andrew to stumble across the last of Chris Lawrence’s 450S' chassis. Its owner would not sell the chassis but, in exchange for a bespoke aluminium body, would lend Andrew the chassis to copy for his next project. The ‘CL’ chassis was shipped to Andrew's workshop where it was measured and replicated. A 4.9-litre Maserati engine was installed, components sourced from engineering specialists including highly regarded specialists in Brackley, and a bespoke, high-quality, all-aluminium body constructed using traditional techniques. The interior was carefully retrimmed in Tan leather as were the 'bucket' seats. The results were so impressive that Andrew has been commissioned to build further examples and the workshop continues to operate to this day.

This 450S recreation is UK-registered as a 1959 Maserati ‘Historic Vehicle’ and, as such, is both road tax and MOT exempt. A current V5 is present in the history file and the car is described as running and driving well. Pleasingly, technical support and even spare parts if necessary may still be available from the team of engineers who built this car.

Not hugely practical in day to day terms, this is essentially a car to enjoy and, we imagine, that its new owner will want to appreciate the evocative driving characteristics of this amazing, powerful, open-top, V8 Maserati and, with the wind in your hair and the bark from the side exhausts bouncing off the surrounding buildings, it wouldn't be hard to narrow your eyes and be transported back

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1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk1 (BT7) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk1 (BT7)

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk1 (BT7)

Lot #264 (Sale Order 264 of 64)

Gorgeous, nut and bolt restored, 220bhp, lightweight, 'Fast-Road' BT7

  • Dating from April 1960, North American export car with its Heritage Certificate.

  • Now right-hand drive, UK restoration commenced in 2015. Body and chassis fully stripped, shot blasted and powder coated

  • Purchased by our vendor in 2016, converted to 'fast-road' spec and the restoration completed

  • The lightweight bodywork is mainly aluminium, in A1 condition and very well finished in British Racing Green

  • Dennis Welch aluminium cylinder head with roller rocker conversion. Triple 45DCOE Webers 

  • Extensive mechanical specification. 220bhp on the rolling road at Aldon Automotive   

The Austin Healey 3000 has become one of the best-known British classic cars of the 1950s and 1960s following spectacular success in international rallying and circuit racing. A development of the Austin Healey 100-6, itself born of the four-cylinder 100, the 3000 was launched in March 1959 and was a significant improvement on the earlier cars featuring front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard and a more powerful (124bhp) 2,912cc BMC C-Series engine, ensuring a top speed of approximately 120mph. There was also a choice of two seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) body styles. The new 3000 was an instant success on the road, on the track and on the rally stage and has enjoyed a large club following ever since. 

According to the accompanying BMI Heritage Certificate, this Austin-Healey 3000 (#BT7-L/8591) was assembled between the 1st and 4th April 1960 and dispatched to Los Angeles, California on April the 8th. It was built with left-hand drive, finished in Ivory White with black trim and 'factory-fitted' with Disc wheels, Roadspeed tyres, Laminated windscreen, Adjustable steering column, MPH Speedo, a Heater and Overdrive.It was purchased by our vendor in 2015 as a stalled restoration project, the previous owner had stripped the car and gone as far as having the chassis shot blasted and powder coated, before deciding that the project was a bit too much for him.

The restoration has now been completed by our vendor who has spent tens of thousands of pounds during the process of turning the BT7 into one of the smartest 'Fast road' Healeys we have ever seen. Now superbly finished in British Racing Green, the body is mainly aluminium with the original Healey shrouds having been restored using traditional panel beating methods, an aluminium bonnet is fitted, as is an aluminium boot lid. The doors are aluminium skinned over the original steel frames and the wings are original.

The car's specification is extensive but includes;

  • Dennis Welch aluminium cylinder head with roller rocker conversion

  • Dennis Welch intake manifold holding triple 45DCOE Weber carburettors

  • DWR2 300 degree camshaft, tubular exhaust manifold with a competition silencer

  • High torque starter motor, canister oil filter conversion, Mallory distributor with Lumination ignition

  • Alternator conversion, large-capacity water pump, bespoke aluminium radiator, electric fan

  • Racing red key isolation switch mounted under the dash.

  • Powervamp racing battery Straight cut/close ratio gearbox, manual overdrive, competition clutch, lightened flywheel

  • Torque biasing limited slip differential, high deflection drive shafts

  • Aluminium fuel tank, high-capacity fuel pump Willans seat harnesses, fire extinguisher

  • Restored black leather bucket seats, new black carpets, fully retrimmed, roll-over bar with diagonal 

  • Wire wheels shot blasted, painted, and fitted with five new Michelin XAS 180 HR 15

  • All new chrome work, competition racing grille, hard top in Old English White

On a recent visit to Aldon Automotive's rolling road, we understand that after setting up, the engine displayed an output of a remarkable 220bhp. During September 2017 the car was fully inspected by an Austin-Healey specialist for insurance valuation purposes and they concluded that the 'Body, interior and Engine were in A1 condition' and placed the 'total loss value' at £70,000. This lovely 'Big Healey' is now right-hand drive and is accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, insurance valuation, some photographs of the restoration, a folder full of invoices and will have a fresh MOT in time for the sale.  

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