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May Live Auction 2020

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Sat, May  23, 2020  2:00 PM   EUR (BST)
Silverstone Auctions are proud to be offering these exciting classic cars to the market via a live online auction on 23rd May 2020. Meaning we will have an auctioneer live which you can watch and participate with online, on the phone or via a commission bid. Subject to Government advice in the lead up to the event we will, by prior appointment, be offering private, relaxed, one to one viewings in a central location .
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1952 Jowett Bradford Utility De Luxe 1952 Jowett Bradford Utility De Luxe

1952 Jowett Bradford Utility De Luxe

Lot #101 (Sale Order 101 of 101)

  • Clearly restored although no paperwork, unfortunately

  • UK, right-hand drive, 3-speed manual

  • 1007cc side-valve, flat-twin (19bhp). 0-50mph in 47.4 seconds

  • In a typical period shade of Mustard. Retrimmed Red Leatherette seating

  • Showing 15,708 miles. Non-Runner

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

The Jowett Bradford was a British light van produced from 1946 to 1953 by Jowett Cars Ltd of Idle, near Bradford and was one of the most popular light commercial vehicles of the post-war period. It was also offered as an estate car, the Utility (in effect, little more than the van with side windows and rear seats) from 1947 to 1953. Based on the pre-war Jowett Eight, the 10cwt van was the first Jowett to be re-introduced after the Second World War and, in spite of being very basic, it appealed to the post-war market because of its economy, strength and reliability and the simple fact that they were available. The chassis featured half-elliptic leaf springs front and rear supporting beam axles and was quite light which was fortunate as it was powered by a 1007cc front-mounted, side valve flat-twin engine delivering a heady 19bhp driving the rear wheels through a three-speed, non-synchromesh gearbox. The 10in drum brakes were operated mechanically using a Girling system.

In 1950, the engine was updated to give 25bhp, improving the top speed to 53mph and synchromesh was fitted to the top ratio. A De-Luxe specification was also available which included trafficators, dual windscreen wipers, running boards, a rear bumper and some chromium plating, adding £38 to the total cost. It remained in production until 1953 and during the, relatively short, seven-year production run, 38,241 examples were made. Sadly, after years of lying empty, the Jowett Bradford works was demolished in 1983.

Dating from 1952, this Bradford Utility appears to be a De Luxe with chrome radiator, headlights, front bumper, twin wipers and trafficators although the side-steps and rear bumper are not present. It's finished in an attractive shade of Mustard and has clearly been restored at some point but there is no paperwork with the car. The odometer reads 15,708 miles. Currently a non-runner but rolls quite freely and it doesn't look as though it would take much to turn it into a decent 'show' car.

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1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit 1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

Lot #102 (Sale Order 102 of 101)

  • Presenting rather well in Peacock Blue with a classic Rolls-Royce cream interior

  • 30,544 miles indicated which could well be accurate, however, we have no paperwork

  • We understand that it does drive but needs a battery

  • This is a lovely straight old Spirit that looks to have been cared for on offer at No Reserve

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

There were no real surprises in Autumn 1980 when Rolls-Royce unveiled their new Silver Spirit and its long wheelbase counterpart, the Silver Spur, alongside Bentley's sporting Mulsanne range. The well-proven 6,750cc V8 engine previously used in the Silver Shadow was retained and now had slightly more power (228bhp and a mighty 330lb/ft) but the styling was much more modern and angular, being longer, wider and lower and with 30 per cent more glass area. Road-holding was reported to be "the best yet from Rolls-Royce" thanks to significant improvements to the self-levelling rear suspension and the new car could waft up to 60mph in just 10 seconds with a top speed of 125mph.

Interior appointments were as luxurious as ever, using only the finest hides and veneers, the most noticeable change being the adoption of separate rear seats. "A gloriously individual possession that signifies impeccable excellence and taste, an extravagant celebration of detail over function, a monument in the driveway and an occasion to drive," was how Autocar summed it up.

Dating from 1982, this Silver Spirit presents really well, and with a little bit of detailing could be rather special. 30,544 miles indicated which, judging by its condition, could well be correct but there is no paperwork to corroborate. It does drive and we believe just needs a battery. Incredibly it's on offer at No Reserve.

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1964 Citroen ID19 Safari 1964 Citroen ID19 Safari

1964 Citroen ID19 Safari

Lot #103 (Sale Order 103 of 101)

  • Supplied new on 01/07/1964 by Frank Dell Ltd of Chalfont St Peter

  • Purchased in October 1965 by John McClements who enjoyed it and fastidiously maintained it for 27 years

  • Purchased by Doug Rawson and subsequently Dan Fletcher in June 1995 at 80,000 miles

  • Featured in John Reynold's book "Original Citroen DS" shortly afterwards

  • Full engine rebuild by Centreville Garage, Newcastle 1999/2000

  • Full repaint/some new panels/sunroof replaced with solid metal in 2004

  • Really interesting history file with correspondence and photographs

  • 110,677 miles indicated. Needs suspension fluid top-up and the seating could do with colouring and feeding. That's it

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time.

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1959 Borgward Isabella Coupe 1959 Borgward Isabella Coupe

1959 Borgward Isabella Coupe

Lot #104 (Sale Order 104 of 101)

  • Dating from 1959, right-hand drive and first UK registered on 25/05/1962

  • Two-year glass-out, engine-out, floor out restoration 1994/1995

  • Complete retrim (£1,800) in October 1997. Full engine rebuild (£639) in 1998

  • Still looks good in Cream with a super red leather interior, fabulous dashboard and original radio

  • A lovely example of a rare car and, when further detailed, would make a good show car

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

Carl Borgward was a hands-on industrialist, who owned, and micro-managed Hansa, Goliath, Lloyd and Borgward brands in Germany. By the 1950s, they were running fifth in the German sales league, although there were clouds on the horizon, the company becoming insolvent in 1961 having put too much effort into the American market which was having troubles of its own. In truth, Borgward’s strategy of constantly introducing new models was causing reliability issues, inefficient tooling usage and market confusion, but that didn’t stop the concern making fine cars, which in the case of the Borgward Isabella, competed at the upper end of the market.

Their bread and butter models were the Isabella two-door saloon and estate models, but to add some glamour, Borgward introduced the elegant coupé as on offer today. With overtones of Mercedes 190SL in the styling and BMW-influenced engines, they offered strong 80+mph performance from their modest 75bhp 1,493cc engines.

There is little early history of this 1959 German coupé apart from some tax discs and MOTs from the early eighties, however, we know that it was first registered in the UK in May 1962. It was acquired in August 1993 by Tony Hunt of Tipton who had been looking for one for some months. There is a small article in Practical Classics Magazine (Jan 1996) telling the story of his two-year glass-out, engine-out, floor out restoration of 772 ELC and a number of photographs including some taken presumably at the end with the car looking very smart on a show stand. There is an MOT on file dated May 1996 at a mileage (km?) of 52,640.

772 ELC was subsequently purchased on 15/02/1997 by David Palmer from Oxford who owned it until 29/11/2009 and judging by the amount of invoices in the file that relate to immediately after his purchase, he was not too impressed with the restoration. Too much work to list here but the important bits are a complete retrim by Minns of Oxford in October 1997 (£1,800) and an engine rebuild (rebore, new pistons, crank regrind, new mains, big ends, small ends) £639 in June 1998. The Isabella has been part of a collection since 2014 but, pleasingly, has remained in decent condition. As well as all the invoices, MOTs photographs etc. it's supplied with the original 'Operating Instructions' in English.

This is a lovely example of a rare car and, when further detailed, would make a good show car.

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1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot #105 (Sale Order 105 of 101)

  • The Burgundy coachwork appears straight with a good depth of finish

  • Interior slightly scruffy. Ox Blood leather well-patinated and could do with a feed

  • 77,632 miles indicated however there is no paperwork with the car

  • Turns over and the fuel pump is working. Probably just needs a new battery and fresh fuel

  • Great basis for a refresh or just use as is

  • Illustrated registration number NAM 36 does not form part of the sale

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

Launched in 1966 as a two-door version of the Silver Shadow, the coachbuilt Mulliner Park Ward Coupe was a superior car to the saloon on which it was based. With fabulously elegant coachwork designed by Bill Allen, each and every one was handbuilt by MPW in a necessarily lengthy process that took all of 20 weeks and resulted in a price some 50% higher than the standard Silver Shadow.

Only the very finest materials were used with different seats and dash to the Shadow, engine power went up by 10% and tweaks to the suspension and steering geometry gave an even better ride. Demand for these magnificent cars was so great that the waiting list was measured in years, not months, a state of affairs that resulted in them being given their own model name, Corniche, in March 1971.

The Corniche was progressively developed over time, gaining features like split-level air conditioning, rack-and-pinion steering, Bosch fuel-injection and self-levelling rear suspension. Reassuringly exclusive, only 1,108 Coupes were made before production ceased at the end of 1981, though a convertible version continued as the flagship model in the Rolls-Royce range until 1996.

Finished in Burgundy, this example appears straight with a good depth of finish. Attractive Corniche interior is slightly scruffy and the Ox Blood leather is well-patinated and could do with a leather feed. 77,632 miles are indicated however there is no paperwork with the car so this cannot be corroborated. It's believed to run and turns over freely but will need a battery and fresh fuel. Great basis for a refresh or just use as is.

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1958 Borgward Isabella TS Saloon 1958 Borgward Isabella TS Saloon

1958 Borgward Isabella TS Saloon

Lot #106 (Sale Order 106 of 101)

  • A good looking, two-door saloon attractively finished in medium grey over light grey

  • Appears to be an original right-hand drive car. MPH speedo (91,860) MOTs up to 2008

  • Very smart, nicely appointed interior in red, presumably retrimmed.

  • Cream painted and Bakelite dashboard in good order. Original Borgward Radio

  • Fitted with the more powerful TS engine (1493cc, Twin Solex, 75bhp)

  • Damaged steering rack-would straighten. Currently a non-runner

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Borgward’s new Isabella range was released in 1954 as a replacement for the Hansa, employing monocoque construction and sold in a number of different guises, including a two-door saloon, coupe, cabriolet and estate (Combi). With elegant Trans-Atlantic styling and plenty of chrome, the Isabella was a handsome alternative to Opel and Ford, neatly bridging the gap to more expensive offerings from Mercedes-Benz. Under the bonnet, Borgward’s compact four-cylinder engine was mated to a four-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox via a hydraulic clutch, using a column-change lever typical for cars of the period. The standard engine’s output was 60 horsepower but a more powerful 75 horsepower unit (known as the TS and using two Solex twin-choke carburettors) was used in the cabriolet and later found its way into the saloon. With independent suspension using a swing axle at the rear, the Isabella handled well and proved a willing performer, with excellent road manners.

The Isabella’s bespoke cabin was nicely appointed, with plenty of space for four adults to travel in comfort, the padded dashboard and large steering wheel both typically Germanic features. The Isabella remained in production until 1962, but Borgward was sadly in receivership and no replacement was forthcoming. In total some 202,862 Isabellas of all types were made over an eight-year period, making it commercially successful although few survivors remain on the road today. With a strong following around the world and plenty of support from the owner's club in the UK, the Isabella is an interesting alternative to other makes of the era.

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1976 Teal Type 35 1976 Teal Type 35

1976 Teal Type 35

Lot #107 (Sale Order 107 of 101)

  • Hand-built by Teal Bugatti of Farnworth and fitted with a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder MGB engine

  • Inspired by Bugatti's legendary Type 35 racers from the late 1920s

  • 17,400 miles indicated. Does run, however, the brake master cylinder is seized

  • Some spares, dynamo, distributor, coil etc. Lots of Owner's Club support

  • Very smart in French Blue with some clever design details and period references

  • Bit of a head-turner and looks like a lot of fun

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

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1976 Ford Granada Coupe 3000 XL 1976 Ford Granada Coupe 3000 XL

1976 Ford Granada Coupe 3000 XL

Lot #108 (Sale Order 108 of 101)

  • Very rare 3.0-litre XL Coupe, a model which was never available in the UK. UK-reg 01/05/2014

  • In its original colours of Sunkist Yellow (SA) with a brown Everflex roof

  • Standard brown interior. Original and in good condition apart from one split in the driver's seat

  • 88,581km (55,363miles) indicated almost totally with its one long term owner (SJ Wiggett) in SA

  • Chrome is dinged but some spares and two spare bumpers in the car

  • Six stamps in the service book, most recent at 83,033km on 02/08/2011

  • Owner's manual and two monthly logbooks listing every journey from new to 1988

  • Appears sound. Good project. Currently non-runner

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

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1959 Borgward Isabella Combi 1959 Borgward Isabella Combi

1959 Borgward Isabella Combi

Lot #109 (Sale Order 109 of 101)

  • 38,652 miles from new, lovely original condition, a real rarity anywhere

  • Right-hand drive, manual gearbox, UK car and one family-owned for most of its life

  • Smart original interior in Red and White. Classic period dashboard. Grundig push-button radio

  • Fitted with a Weber downdraught twin-choke carb and adapter plate

  • Currently a non-runner. May not take much. Difficult to find another one like it

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German engineer/designer Carl Borgward progressed from general engineering to the manufacture of three-wheeled trucks under the Blitzkarren and Goliath names in the mid-1920s. Hansa-Lloyd was taken over by the Borgward group in 1931, but it was not until 1939 that the Borgward name first appeared on a motor car.

The company resumed production after WW2 with the Lloyd LP300, a small saloon built initially with timber/fabric bodywork, and then in 1952 Borgward introduced the Hansa 1800. Germany’s first all-new design of the post-war era, the Hansa boasted a backbone chassis, independent suspension all round and an all-synchromesh gearbox. The best-selling Isabella arrived in 1954. Badged as the ‘Hansa 1500’ until 1957, the Isabella (its factory code name) boasting a modern, unitary construction body/chassis and eye-catching American-influenced styling.

It was just what the German public had been waiting for and went on to become the most successful Borgward ever. More powerful (75bhp) Cabriolet and Coupé versions joined the range and were excellent performers, with a 95mph maximum speed and exemplary road manners. Production ceased, in the wake of Borgward’s controversial bankruptcy, in 1962.

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1983 Polski Fiat 126p 1983 Polski Fiat 126p

1983 Polski Fiat 126p

Lot #110 (Sale Order 110 of 101)

  • FSM-Fiat built in Poland. Left-hand-drive and first registered on 07/07/1983

  • Finished in a light Satsuma Orange with a smart Tan/Biscuit vinyl interior

  • The original owner, a retired Polish Army officer covered 27,000 miles in 25 years

  • Indicated mileage is 31,472 supported by ownership blogs and MOTs

  • V5c, owner's handbook and an interesting history file

  • Currently a non-runner but probably hasn't been started in a number of years

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

The Fiat 126 (Type 126) is a four-passenger, rear-engined city car, introduced by Fiat in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show as a replacement for the Fiat 500. It used much of the same mechanical underpinnings and layout as its Fiat 500 rear-engined predecessor with which it shared its wheelbase but featured an all-new bodyshell resembling a scaled-down Fiat 127. Engine capacity was increased from 594cc to 652cc at the end of 1977 when the cylinder bore was increased from 73.5 to 77 mm. Claimed power output was unchanged at 23bhp. The Fiat Polski 126p was produced in Poland from 1973 until 2000 and was identical to the original version when first launched except for a higher chassis, a modified grille on the rear and front indicators. Over the 28 years of production, the vast majority of these little cars hailed from Poland.

This example is left-hand drive and was built by FSM-Fiat in Poland in June 1983 finished in Orange with a Tan/Biscuit vinyl interior, undersealed from new and equipped with FSM mud flaps, rubber mats, a variable speed wiper and a radio. It was first registered on 7/07/1983 to a retiring army officer to be used occasionally during his retirement. There is quite a lot of history with the car and we understand that it was fitted from new with a 600 (594cc) Italian engine as the first owner was high-ranking within the Communist Party and was offered a better deal (the 600 had been replaced by the 650cc at that stage so who knows?). We believe that the little Fiat covered just 27,000 miles before being imported to the UK in 2008.

From the file, we learn that during its first UK owner's tenure he removed the engine and fitted a new clutch, electronic ignition, fuel filter, front spindles, hub carriers, shock absorbers, brakes and rear wheel cylinders. New lights were fitted and he added a Fuel Cat to the tank (details in file) and the car now runs on unleaded fuel. The Blaupunkt DAB Radio/CD player is a more recent addition.

The indicated mileage is 31,472 which is almost certainly correct given the history file/old MOTs etc. It's accompanied by its V5c, owner's handbook, the history file and has a fire-extinguisher under the bonnet. It's currently a non-runner but that's probably a result of sitting in a collection for 6 years. With some interesting provenance, in this condition and at No Reserve this little Fiat seems a cracking proposition.

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1948 Peugeot 202 Canadienne Camionette Boisée 1948 Peugeot 202 Canadienne Camionette Boisée

1948 Peugeot 202 Canadienne Camionette Boisée

Lot #111 (Sale Order 111 of 101)

  • Powered by a four-cylinder 1,133cc OHV engine coupled to a three-speed synchromesh gearbox

  • Between 1947 and 1949, the manufacturer produced 3,015 timber bodied conversions

  • Running and driving up until seven years ago. Now a non-runner

  • Around 88,000km and it's accompanied by its French Carte Grise

  • Could be in demand in the film/TV industry

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Formerly producers of tools, coffee mills, umbrella spikes and corsetry, Peugeot commenced its long-standing connection with transport in 1885 when it added cycle manufacture to its portfolio. The second oldest motor manufacturer in the world, the company commenced car production in 1889 with a steam-powered tri-car but soon abandoned steam in favour of the internal combustion engine, building a succession of ever-larger automobiles before introducing the first of its famous Bébé light cars in 1900.New for 1939, the Peugeot 202 was powered by a four-cylinder 1,133cc overhead-valve engine coupled to a three-speed synchromesh gearbox with worm drive rear axle. The suspension was independent at the front and the 202 followed the lines of the larger 402, its streamlined styling reflecting the late-1930s preoccupation with passenger-car aerodynamics. Between 1947 and 1949, the manufacturer produced 3,015 timber bodied "Hatch" (hatchback) conversions: this model cost 55% more than the Berline (saloon) and anticipated future Peugeot policy by using a slightly longer chassis than that used on other 202 versions. The extensive use of timber took the company back to a technology that it had abandoned in 1931 when production of the Type 190 ended, and according to the manufacturer was above all a response to the shortage of sheet steel in post-war France.A very rare survivor of an already rare model, the Peugeot 202 offered here is an example of the Canadienne 'woodie' estate car variant. Attractively finished in maroon with trademark wooden doors and a beige cloth interior it was running and driving up until a few years ago. Currently, a non-runner but looks to have potential and would be regularly employed in the film/ television industry. We understand it has covered around 88,000km and it's accompanied by its French Carte Grise.

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1967 Citroen Ami 6 1967 Citroen Ami 6

1967 Citroen Ami 6

Lot #112 (Sale Order 112 of 101)

  • Left-hand drive, manual gearbox, French home-market car

  • Not UK-registered. 78,504km indicated. With its French CD'i

  • 602cc air-cooled twin and 4-speed box

  • Finished in very flat Dove Grey paintwork. May polish up a bit

  • Interior very tired. Non-runner

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Manufactured by Citroën between 1961 and 1978, the Ami 6 was a supermini and for several years was the best-selling car in the French home market. When the company eventually decided to replace it, a total of 1,840,396 units had been sold globally. It was often called the Citroën 3CV (Three Horses), as the engine size of 602cc was a little bit larger than the upper limit of the 2CV taxation class, and was offered as either a four-door saloon, four-door estate, or a two-door van.

The early models were thrust forward by a 602cc air-cooled twin, not generating too much 'G-force' which was probably just as well given that the front seats easily unclipped and could be used as picnic chairs. The Ami 6, along with the Ford Taurus, were the first vehicles fitted with rectangular headlights, an innovative design that went against the view that all headlights had to be circular. Despite having dramatic modern styling, the initial sales were as slow as the car (0-50mph in just over half a minute) as it was judged to be too expensive, however, things quickly picked up and it was ultimately much loved.

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1959 Standard Vanguard Vignale Estate 1959 Standard Vanguard Vignale Estate

1959 Standard Vanguard Vignale Estate

Lot #113 (Sale Order 113 of 101)

  • Finished in RAF Blue with the correct roundel. The paintwork appears original but is faded

  • The grey interior is very shabby. Original Newmatic Roadmaster radio

  • Manufactured in 1959. Supplied by A.A. Clark of Windsor. First registered 01/01/1960

  • Indicated mileage 8,815. V5c, Workshop manual, Owner's handbook, Lubrication chart

  • Last taxed 30/09/2014 so presumably running up to 2013. Currently a non-runner. Needs help!

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A major revision to the Standard Vanguard range occurred at the 1958 Motor Show in London, when the Phase 3 was visibly restyled in the, then-popular, "Italian" style. The redesign had been carried out by Michelotti (who styled the Triumph Herald) in conjunction with the Italian coachbuilder Vignale by which name the new model henceforth was called. Mechanically the Vignale Vanguard remained much as before, but externally featured a revised brighter range of 2 tone paint finishes,( separated by a thin chrome side strip), full-width chrome & polished aluminium radiator grille, revised rear lamps and stylish wheel trims. Another major revision was a revised roof pressing with larger front and rear window apertures giving a more modern appearance. Additionally, the Vignale was also offered with the 4-speed floor change as an option.

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1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible 1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible

1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible

Lot #114 (Sale Order 114 of 101)

  • This gorgeous convertible has clearly been well restored at some point

  • UK, right-hand drive, manual column change, 29,965 miles indicated

  • Finished in Seafoam Green with US-influenced styling cues including five chrome strips running down the bonnet, a built-in centre spot lamp, a "Flying A" mascot on each front wing and rear-wheel spats

  • Nicely refurbished tan interior and green carpets. All very attractive

  • Tidy engine bay. Has obviously been well-cared for although currently a non-runner

  • Potentially an excellent show car. No history file or paperwork

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

Launched in 1949, the wonderful A90 Atlantic was by far the most flamboyant model in the otherwise staid Austin range. Looking like no car before or since, it ultimately proved a brave gamble that did not pay off.

The retro-futuristic styling (art deco with a rocket age twist) was penned by Ricardo ‘Dick’ Burzi, Austin’s chief stylist who had been poached from Lancia after being forced to flee Italy when he insulted Mussolini (not a good idea in the 1930s!). A riot of chrome, curves and quirkiness, the Atlantic was aimed squarely at the American market and was instantly identifiable by its Cyclops-style third headlamp.

Available as a Sports Coupe or a Convertible, it featured almost unheard of luxuries such as powered windows and, in convertible form, a hydraulically operated hood. A range of innovative ‘Jewelescent’ metallic colours was also offered in shades such as ‘Seafoam Green’ and ‘Desert Gold’.

Powered by the same torquey 2.6-litre four-cylinder engine that later found fame in the Austin-Healey 100/4, it had a four-speed column-change gearbox and could cruise all day at 80mph with another 12mph on tap when needed. To prove its sporting credentials, a convertible A90 broke 63 'stock car' records at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in April 1949, pounding round the track non-stop for seven days and averaging over 70mph including halts for fuel.

Sadly for the A90 though, its launch was totally overshadowed by the even more sensational Jaguar XK120 and fast though it was, its Steady-Freddy four-cylinder engine did not have the appeal of a US V8 or the Jaguar 6-cylinder. Despite Austin’s best marketing efforts, only 350 were sold in America and just 7,981 were made in total before production ground to a halt in 1952. With only a handful still surviving, these glamorous machines rarely come to market and are increasingly sought after today.

Finished in Seafoam Green, his gorgeous convertible has clearly been well restored at some point. It displays all the US-influenced styling cues including five chrome strips running down the bonnet, a built-in centre spot lamp, a "Flying A" mascot on each front wing and rear-wheel spats and has a nicely refurbished Tan interior and green carpets. All very attractive.

It's UK, right-hand drive, manual column change, with 29,965 miles indicated and has obviously been well-cared for although currently a non-runner.

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1952 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon 1952 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon

1952 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon

Lot #115 (Sale Order 115 of 101)

  • Finished in black with the optional fabric-covered roof

  • US-influenced styling cues including five chrome strips running down the bonnet, a built-in centre spot lamp, a "Flying A" mascot on each front wing and rear-wheel spats

  • Generally looking a little tired but seems to stand squarely

  • Very tired dark red interior. Pitted chrome

  • UK-supplied in 1952. XMX 752. 5,268 miles indicated. Original Service Manual

  • 2660cc straight-four that later powered the Healey 100/4. 4-speed column change

  • More of a refresh than a restoration. Currently a non-runner

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

Launched in 1949, the wonderful A90 Atlantic was by far the most flamboyant model in the otherwise staid Austin range. Looking like no car before or since it ultimately proved a brave gamble that did not pay off.

The retro-futuristic styling (art deco with a rocket age twist) was penned by Ricardo ‘Dick’ Burzi, Austin’s chief stylist who had been poached from Lancia after being forced to flee Italy when he insulted Mussolini (not a good idea in the 1930s!). A riot of chrome, curves and quirkiness, the Atlantic was aimed squarely at the American market and was instantly identifiable by its Cyclops-style third headlamp.

Available as a Sports Coupe or a Convertible, it featured almost unheard of luxuries such as powered windows and, in convertible form, a hydraulically operated hood. A range of innovative ‘Jewelescent’ metallic colours was also offered in shades such as ‘Seafoam Green’ and ‘Desert Gold’.

Powered by the same torquey 2.6-litre four-cylinder engine that later found fame in the Austin-Healey 100/4, it had a four-speed column-change gearbox and could cruise all day at 80mph with another 12mph on tap when needed. To prove its sporting credentials, a convertible A90 broke 63 'stock car' records at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in April 1949, pounding round the track non-stop for seven days and averaging over 70mph including halts for fuel.

Sadly for the A90 though, its launch was totally overshadowed by the even more sensational Jaguar XK120 and fast though it was, its Steady-Freddy four-cylinder engine did not have the appeal of a US V8 or the Jaguar 6-cylinder. Despite Austin’s best marketing efforts, only 350 were sold in America and just 7,981 were made in total before production ground to a halt in 1952. With only a handful still surviving, these glamorous machines rarely come to market and are increasingly sought after today.

This example was UK-supplied in 1952 as XMX 752 and has 5,268 miles indicated. It's finished in Gloss Black with the optional fabric-covered roof which looks in good condition. Although it stands squarely and looks sound the car is generally rather tired with some pitted chrome. The interior appears original but is a little 'lived in' and would need a refresh although the dashboard seems intact. It's supplied with its original Service Manual and is currently a non-runner.

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1962 Jaguar D-Type 'Short Nose' Recreation 1962 Jaguar D-Type 'Short Nose' Recreation

1962 Jaguar D-Type 'Short Nose' Recreation

Lot #116 (Sale Order 116 of 101)

  • A tool-room copy D-Type Shortnose – a collaboration in 2005 between Jerry Booen (ex-Lotus design engineer/D-Type luminary and David Duffy)

  • Two years in construction utilising, whenever possible, either original or correct period parts

  • Fitted with a period-correct, 3.4-litre, dry-sump unit running triple 45DCO3 Webers and a genuine D-Type, 4-speed all synchro gearbox

  • Aluminium hand-formed bodywork from specially made bucks. Steel frame monocoque/aluminium tub. Correct instrumentation and seating. Bolted-in Roll Hoop (for straightforward removal)

  • Supplied with some old FIA papers, build details and its history file

  • Offered at a fraction of what it would cost to replicate, especially considering the number of priceless and virtually unobtainable original parts used in the build

The triple, Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type will need little introduction. Following on from the C-Type's victories in 1951 and 1953, the new D-Type, with its state-of-the-art chassis encompassing a central monocoque section, improved rear suspension and a more powerful XK engine, handsomely won the Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957. Among the most desirable of collectors' cars worldwide, today even the 'customer' cars, let alone the works cars, will cost millions if you can even find one. Therefore, the opportunity to acquire a genuine sixties Jaguar two-seater that has been fully restored, re-engineered and re-clothed in effectively a 'tool-room' copy of D-Type by quality craftsmen, requires serious consideration.

This particular, 'Short Nose' recreation, however, is no ordinary replica. In April 2005, two knowledgeable and highly skilled enthusiasts came together to build an exact copy of a Production D-Type. Jerry Booen is an ex-Lotus design engineer and in more recent times heads up the specialist team at ‘D-Type Devs’, whilst his colleague at the time was David Duffy, who had been a competitor for many years and during the period when this car was being built, owned and raced ‘XKD 544’. Jerry had amassed a virtually complete set of drawings for the car and over time, had collected a range of incredibly rare parts using a useful contact in New Zealand.

A document in the accompanying history file details the impressive specification of the build which we list here:

  • Engine: 3.4-litres, triple Weber 45DCO3 Carburettors, dry sump

  • Transmission: Genuine D-Type 4-speed, all-synchro box, live rear axle

  • Bodywork: Aluminium panels hand-formed on specially made bucks

  • Monocoque: Steel frame in an aluminium tub

  • Suspension: Wishbone front, trailing arms rear at the rear with torsion bars

  • Brakes: Plessey pump powered system with 6-pot/4-pot discs

  • Roll Hoop: Bolted in to make removal straightforward

  • Interior: ‘Correct’ instrumentation and seating

  • Wheels: Original Dunlop alloys, 6.00/6.50 on 5-inch rims

The result of all of this is a highly impressive, both technically and cosmetically, ‘tool room copy’ of the iconic D-type. Where possible, either original or period-correct parts were rebuilt and used, including the engine, gearbox, rear axle, wheels and carburettors. As this was between 2005-2007, Jerry and David did manage to find some original parts, a task getting more difficult with the passing years. Where period parts were not available, remanufactured D-Type spares including the front suspension were bought from historic racing specialists. In cases where parts needed to be made from scratch, original drawings were used as was the case for the chassis frame, brakes, monocoque and bodywork.

After completion, FIA papers were granted and the identity of a 1962 Jaguar E-Type was used for the road registration (Chassis 860552). The accompanying history file includes details of all this as well as the old FIA papers. Naturally, it's finished in British Racing Green with the correct Apple Green interior, both seats are fitted with Willans full harnesses, and the car sits on original Dunlop alloys wearing a set of period Cinturatos.

After the obligatory shakedown and road tests, the car was passed onto a well-known collector who owned it for the following 7-8 years. In more recent times this special car h

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1971 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre RS recreation 1971 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre RS recreation

1971 Porsche 911 2.7-Litre RS recreation

Lot #117 (Sale Order 117 of 101)

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  • Long-term restoration/recreation using an original Australian 2.2-litre 911'E' dating from 1971
  • Work carried out by Porsche specialists Autohaus Hamilton in New South Wales
  • Powered by an original 2.7-litre Carrera ('74) engine with a 915 gearbox. Many original RS body panels
  • Very detailed invoices from Autohaus from December 2003 to February 2013
  • The car was shipped to the UK during October 2013 and UK-registered as BAD 1K
  • The interior is predominantly original RS but was refreshed by Porsche Tonbridge in January 2015
  • Superbly presented in Viper Green with the correct 1973 2.7 RS graphics and black interior
  • It's very rare for a recreation of the legendary 2.7 RS to be based on a contemporary car that has significant value itself

Any inspection of this superbly prepared car and its paperwork would be welcome NB. the cherished registration illustrated 27 RST does not form part of the sale The 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS is considered by all knowledgeable Porsche enthusiasts to be the single best 911 of all time. This is high praise when you consider the large number of 911 models that have been built over the 50+ years since the model's introduction. The Carrera RS (Renn Sport) is still, to this day, the benchmark 911, the beautiful lines only being matched by the sheer delight of driving it, with its positive steering, exhilarating sound and linear performance. Built before the American "ugly bumper" era and the oil/fuel crisis, the RS had a purity of purpose that was not compromised by outside factors. For this reason, the Porsche RS Replica market has grown enormously and demand is far outstripping the supply of quality machines. The majority of RS recreations are based on later 911s, however, the immaculate evocation here is based on an original 1971, 'D'Series 2.2-litre 911E, a rare and valuable car in its own right.

Dating from 1971, this Porsche 911E was originally left-hand drive and belonged to Crispin Dawes who lived in Balmoral Ridge in Queensland, Australia. It was raced locally during the 90s and was involved in a light rear-end accident in 1996. A few months later he decided that rather than repair the car he would convert it to right-hand drive and create the ultimate homage to the legendary 2.7 RS.

This work was entrusted to Autohaus Hamilton of New South Wales, well-established Porsche specialists and they were to be involved with the car right through until 2013 when it was shipped to the UK. In total there are 30 pages of detailed invoices from Autohaus amounting to almost 95,000 Australian dollars and anyone considering the purchase of this lovely RS needs to spend some time examining these as, in addition to the 2.7-litre engine, 915 gearbox, body restoration and major parts, every nut, grommet and washer that went into this car's preparation is listed. The first invoice ($21,100) is dated 19-12-2003 and runs to 5 pages and includes the replacement 2.7-litre RS engine, 915 gearbox and clutch. Over the next 8 years, the work appears to be spaced out, but reading through, it's obvious that correctly replicating a '73 RS was the priority. The odometer readings increased between invoices so we assume the car was being used regularly. In June 2012 it was fully stripped again and was sent to the "panel shop" for an engine out, glass out respray in the correct shade of Viper Green.

In October 2013, the Porsche was purchased by a well-known enthusiast in Norfolk to add to his collection and shipped in a container later that month. There is correspondence with HMRC in the file confirming the import and that all duties and taxes have been paid. The car was UK-registered in December 2013 as BAD 1K.

Although very happy with his new Porsche, our collector eventually decided that the interior, the majority of which was original RS was not up to the standard of the rest of the car and asked the Porsche Centre Tonbridge to refresh the car's interior, retaining all the carefully sourced RS parts and sort out one or

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1977 ('78 M/Y) Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Targa 1977 ('78 M/Y) Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Targa

1977 ('78 M/Y) Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Targa

Lot #118 (Sale Order 118 of 101)

  • Absolutely sparkling, 3-litre Targa from the first year of Super Carrera production

  • Finished in Petrol Blue Metallic with a black leatherette/black and white ‘pin-stripe’ velour interior

  • Five-speed manual box, ATS alloys, Leather Wheel, Centre Console and Electric Windows

  • Comprehensive history from new with Autofarm, Francis Tuthill, and Porsche Centre Brooklands

  • Current mileage is 23,980. Major Porsche Service with fresh fluids on 27/01/2020 at 23,979 miles (one mile ago)

  • Detailed Ownership History, every MOT, Porsche C of A, fully stamped Service Records in the original pouch, an original 1978 Sales Brochure, the current V5c and an MOT valid until 21/08/2020

  • In simply remarkable condition, totally unmolested and one of the best original cars we have ever seen

In 1978, Porsche introduced their latest development of the 911, christened the '911 SC', with the SC standing for Super Carrera. Powered by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a five-speed, 915 transmission, power output initially was 180bhp, subsequently 188bhp and finally, in 1981, it was increased to a heady 204bhp. 1979 was the year that Porsche had envisioned that their new 928 would replace the 911 (we are still waiting for that to happen), however, 911 sales remained so strong that Porsche revised its strategy and decided to inject new life into their core model.

According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this stunning Targa was built in September 1977 for the 1978 Model Year and was finished in Petrol Blue Metallic (only available ‘78-80) with a Black Leatherette interior enhanced by black and white ‘pin-stripe’ velours. It’s fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox, the standard ATS alloys, which look particularly good on the Targa, and optioned from new with Impact Absorbers, Headlamp Washers, Leather Steering Wheel, Coloured Windows, a Centre Console and Electric Windows.

Finding a 1970s Porsche with a comprehensive history is fairly rare and, apart from an intriguing nine years, this lovely original car has just that. Initially ordered from AFN Guildford by Peter Cresswell, senior partner in the law firm, Bradstock Plunkett, the Porsche was first registered as WLY 185S on 25/11/1977. It had covered just over 3,000 miles when it was sadly stolen from Chelsea whilst the Cresswell family were abroad on holiday. No trace was subsequently found and the insurance company naturally replaced it with a similar model. Some nine years later, shortly after this second car was replaced with his third new Porsche, Peter Cresswell received an unexpected phone call from Worthing Police telling him that ‘his’ Porsche had been left blocking someone’s drive and when it was reported, it popped up as ‘stolen’. It had covered less than 1,000 miles in the previous nine years and remained in very good condition. It still bore the original registration suggesting that it hadn’t been stolen to sell on to the Continent or to have its identity changed and we can only conclude that whoever stole it loved it so much that they simply had to have it. It was presumably kept in a lock-up and brought out on high-days and holidays to be driven around on its original plates. Brave. It's important to note that at no point have HPI ever listed the car as 'Stolen and Recovered' and pleasingly, the car does not seem to have been recorded anywhere in this connection. Anyway, in mid-March 1987, having negotiated a figure of £11,000 with Royal Insurance, WLY 185S formally became the property of Peter Cresswell, as it was to remain until 2005.

The car was used lightly over the next few years and having covered only a few thousand miles required little in the way of maintenance apart from a new heat exchanger and full service in May 1997 at 8,589 miles, however, in May 1999 the car was sent to Autofarm at 9,076 miles for a general assessment. Several head studs were found to be broken and one thing lead to another resulting in Autofarm rebuilding the complete top end with replacements barrels and heads, new pistons and rings, and associated components. From the look of the invoices on file, Autofarm carried out further mechanical attention and the invoices (all on file) from the May-September period amount to around £7,500.

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1994 Aston Martin Virage 'Widebody' Volante (6.3-Litre) 1994 Aston Martin Virage 'Widebody' Volante (6.3-Litre)

1994 Aston Martin Virage 'Widebody' Volante (6.3-Litre)

Lot #119 (Sale Order 119 of 101)

  • Supplied by Stratstone of Mayfair on the 21/01/1994

  • Order confirmation letter in the file from Stratstone confirms that it was the third new Volante built to full 6.3 Widebody specification for registration in the UK

  • Superbly finished in Buckingham Green with a black leather interior piped in Dark Green

  • Substantial service and MOT invoice from Joe Macari in 2011 at 10,486 miles

  • Most recent service in September 2019 at 10,878 miles. MOT valid until 01/10/2020

  • Original book pack and leather wallet plus supporting history file

The Volante (convertible) had been the big seller of the previous generation of AM V8s, so the only surprise was that it took Aston Martin more than two years from the Virage Coupe's introduction to come up with a soft-top sister. The production Virage Volante debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham's NEC the previous October. Weighing in at over two tonnes, the open Volante was even heavier than the closed Coupé, itself no lightweight, this increase in weight being accounted for by considerable body strengthening to compensate for the absent roof, plus the extra complication of the power-operated convertible hood. Electrically powered, the latter was beautifully made and incorporated a glass rear window, complete with heated de-misting elements. Mechanically the Volante remained much the same as its closed cousin, though with a slightly lower final drive.

However, there was no disguising the fact that the Volante simply lacked 'grunt' and from the outset, Aston engineers began working on the problem. Their solution, ahead of the forthcoming twin-supercharged Vantage, was for the Works Service Department to offer 6.3-litre conversions for the existing 5,340cc V8-engined cars. Introduced in January 1992, this package could cost more than £60,000 (depending on options) and offered increased power whilst offering a menu of modifications to the bodywork, suspension, and brakes. Power was upped to circa 450bhp with an equivalent increase in torque, thanks to boring and stroking the V8 to 6.3-litres, and, to cope, huge ventilated brakes were fitted to all corners along with bigger 'OZ' alloy-wheels/ tyres, all tucked neatly under muscular flared arches. Most crucially, the suspension was uprated, and a conventional de-Dion rear end was fitted, using Watts linkage/radius arm location, whilst at the front the spring rates were increased. The suspension tuning was the work of Rod Mansfield, the legendary Ford SVO engineer.

In addition to the wider wheel arches, there were a number of other bodywork modifications, air dams, sills etc. that appeared on the large engined 'Widebody' cars and customers with no need for the 6.3's improved performance but who, nevertheless, appreciated the aggressive looks of the 'Widebody', could order the package's cosmetic items in isolation. Aston Martin themselves recognised this demand, building a number of Volantes to Cosmetic Widebody specification but naturally, it is the genuine factory original Widebody cars that are the more desirable and valuable. Only 26 factory-built Widebody cars were ever produced and further provenance with this car is in the fact that according to the Order Confirmation letter in the file from Stratstone to the purchaser, this is the third new Volante built to full 6.3 specifications for registration in the UK.

This lovely example was supplied by Stratstone and first registered on 21/01/1994 to its first owner who lived in Cavendish Square, London which might explain the low mileage. It was finished in the classic Aston colours of Buckingham Green with a black leather interior piped in Dark Green (A3655), Black carpets edged in Dark Green, Green Alcantara headlining with a Black Mohair hood and, as you might expect with a mileage of less than 11,000 from new, remains in wonderful condition. Its first owner parted with the car in 2017 and since then it has been relaxing in a significant private collection.

There is a substantial service and MOT invoice from Joe Macari in 2011 in the file at a mileage of 10,486 and the documented MOT history is as follows; 1997 at 7,333, 1999 at 8,105, 2000 at 8,685, 2001 at 9,123, 2004 at 9,668, 2005 at 10,048, 2007 at 10,193, 2008 at 10,312, 2011 at 10,486, 2016 at 10,694. The service record was most recently sta

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1965 Ford Cortina Lotus 1965 Ford Cortina Lotus

1965 Ford Cortina Lotus

Lot #120 (Sale Order 120 of 101)

  • 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, when it was registered to John Lynch of Millbrae, California

  • Commenced a photo-documented, 8-stage refurbishment in 2013 with the emphasis on retaining originality

  • The work was carried out by VDM Restorations Rangiora, South Island, New Zealand ($11,000NZ)

  • A thorough inspection by marque specialist Andy Middlehurst in 2019 resulted in a glowing report

  • A fresh MOT and an oil and filter change and were carried out by Saxon of Neath on 16/06/2019

#59206 is an original 'A-frame' car built in May 1965 and delivered to its first owner, a Mr Joe N Dyer of Los Altos California by C J Motors the “Authorized English Ford Line Dealer” of Berkeley, California. It's unusual to think of a gentleman from California ordering a comparatively expensive little, 4-cylinder, British sporting sedan but, judging from the wonderful history file, Joe was a bit of an enthusiast and probably ahead of his time. In the owner's file from that period are a number of US registration cards, the original Dealers Service Policy, and hand-written mileage and fuel logs. The Registration Cards would suggest that he kept the car until 1981/82 prior to it becoming the property of John Lynch of Millbrae, California. The car's history file contains hundreds of receipts, dockets, till slips and invoices from Joe Dyer's ownership, probably every cent he ever spent on it but after he sold it, even though there is a substantial quantity of paperwork from later owners, it is difficult to put in order. It could be an enjoyable bit of research for the car's new owner.

In 2013, #59206 appears in Rangiora, South Island, New Zealand in the ownership of Paul van der Meys. A company called VDM Restorations Ltd embarked on an eight-stage sympathetic refurbishment over late 2013 and Spring 2014. In addition to detailed invoices from VDM totalling nearly $20,000 (NZ), there appear to be all the relevant parts and service invoices (some UK) totalling a further $9,500(NZ) and, judging by Andy Middlehurst's report (following), the restoration was excellent retaining much of the car's originality. Within the owner's file is a Warrant of Fitness (NZ MoT) dated 25/10/2016 with an odometer reading of 23,471.

At some point after this, the car arrived in the UK and in June 2019 was inspected by acknowledged marque specialist, Andy Middlehurst, and a copy of his full report with photographs will be supplied with the car. Andy Middlehurst is one of the world's leading experts on these early cars and he confirms that this is a Dagenham built, early 'Airflow' car that has some features of the 'pre-airflow cars' and is 'one of the most original cars he has ever seen'. The report is very encouraging so it's probably appropriate 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

As well as the Andy Middlehurst Report and acres of invoices and sundry correspondence, the owner's file contains an original Ford Cortina Owner's Manual, a Lotus Cortina Service/Workshop manual, a Brooklands publication containing contemporary road tests, an original factory Price List, a gear lever knob (original?) and an invoice indicating the car had an oil and filter change and a fresh MOT on 16/06/2019.

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 be MOT'd, road-tested and inspected.

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

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Lot #121 (Sale Order 121 of 101)

• Right-hand drive, 12,700 miles only, in gleaming Obsidian Black with classic red leather • 6.2-Litre V8. Roof-hinged Gullwing doors pay homage to the iconic 300SL • Impressive service history. Most recent in August 2019 and only a few miles since • Structured and panelled entirely in aluminium, lightweight carbon-fibre driveshafts• No better way to describe this vehicle other than, 'truly breathtaking', it really is special

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 utilising 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 SLS on offer here is a right-hand drive example that’s only covered 12,700 miles from new (at the time of cataloguing) and is finished in the striking combination of Obsidian Black with Classic Red leather. The digital service report in the cars accompanying history file states that it has been serviced six times in its short life, with the most recent documented in August 2019 at Waterhouse Chelmsford Service Centre at an indicated mileage of 12,665 miles. Supplied with two sets of keys and an MOT valid until January 2021 this is an absolutely immaculate example with serious presence.

There is no better way to describe this special vehicle other than 'truly breathtaking'. We feel that it's being offered at a realistic guide price when you consider the quality and performance on offer and, as production ceased in 2014 and Mercedes-AMG have elected not to replace the car, we can only surmise what will happen to values. We commend this fabulous car for your attention.

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1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12

Lot #122 (Sale Order 122 of 101)

  • Stunning, UK-supplied, right-hand drive, automatic Series 3 OTS that has covered less than 55,000 miles

  • A matching numbers car from October 1973 as confirmed by the Jaguar Heritage Certificate

  • Superbly finished in a deep coat of Azure Blue over Cinnamon leather with Biscuit carpets

  • Gleaming chrome wire wheels and smart engine bay. Superbly detailed throughout

  • Quite recently in a private collection. Remarkable condition. Museum quality

  • 54,364 miles (atoc). Will have a fluid levels check, road test and MOT prior to being offered for sale

A decade after the Jaguar E-Type arrived, the design progressively matured through various developments until 1971 when the Series 3 was introduced. Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series 3 cars were available as a 'Roadster' (convertible) or a '2+2' Coupé. These later cars are easily distinguished from their six-cylinder predecessors by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, a pronounced bonnet bulge, updated bumpers, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. It also featured uprated brakes, power steering as standard and a large horizontal scoop added to the underside of the bonnet to assist with cooling.The interior was entirely new in the V12, with more comfortable seating, stylish new door panels and a smaller, dished and leather-rimmed steering wheel. Being slightly larger and altogether much softer in nature, the E-Type in Series 3 form had lost the wildness of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile, to which it was arguably better suited. Approximately 7,990 Series 3 Roadsters were sold worldwide before production ceased in 1975.

We are pleased to offer this original 1973 UK-supplied, right-hand drive, automatic E-Type Series 3 Roadster which, according to its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, was built on 23/10/73, finished in Azure Blue with a Dark Blue interior and dispatched to Lex Motors of Chelmsford on 6/11/73. Prior to our vendor, the Jaguar has been enjoyed by four owners, the most recent of which, Graham Dacre, kept it in his private collection. It appears to have been hardly used over recent years as the MOT Certificate from August 2009 shows 53,712 miles and the odometer indicates 54,364 currently. In fact, it appears to have only covered two (2) miles in the last three years.

In some colours, the Series 3 can look a little portly, however, this striking shade of Azure Blue really suits the car and when complemented by the Navy Blue soft top and tonneau, the chrome wire wheels and the refurbished Cinnamon interior, this is a very good looking E-type. Shut lines and bonnet fit are to factory standard and the chrome work and detailing look showroom fresh.

The car is accompanied by its Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, the wiring diagram, a maintenance/ lubrication wall chart in the original pouch, the Heritage Certificate, its V5C and a fresh MOT.

This is a low ownership, low mileage, exceptionally well presented Series 3 in a delightful colour combination and would grace any collection of classic Jaguars.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (R230) 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (R230)

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (R230)

Lot #123 (Sale Order 123 of 101)

  • First-generation R230 transformed by AMG. 13,622 miles

  • 6-litre, twin-turbocharged, V12 producing 604bhp and 740lbs/ft

  • Dramatically presented in Almandine Black Metallic with 19", dual-spoke AMG alloys

  • Fabulous bespoke Designo interior with Comfort Ventilated Seats

  • Full service-history. Six recorded services with the most recent at 13,307 miles

  • We are in danger of running out of superlatives. Possibly the best-looking R230 in the world

AMG, the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes' standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following worldwide. When the stunning SL55AMG was introduced in 2003 with its 5.4-litre V8 producing 476 BHP and a tree stump pulling 520lbs/ feet of torque it was naturally assumed it would remain top of the range, however, AMG had a further party-trick. A year later the SL 65 AMG arrived and was the new 'King of the Castle'. It retained the stylish looks and civilised manners of the rest of the range but was powered by a V12 leviathan capable of crushing the competition at a push of the accelerator. The twin-turbo, 6.0-litre engine delivers a remarkable 604hp which is tamed through an intricate network of safety features and keep-you-alive electronics. At 740 lbs-ft, the torque output is sufficient to keep you pinned in the immaculately stitched leather seats, in any gear at any time, whilst the five-speed automatic transmission with manual capability provides a good level of control. Distinctive 19" dual-spoke AMG-signature alloys camouflage the eight-piston caliper performance brakes and the suspension has been subtly tweaked to deal with the general increase in numbers. Performance is documented at 0-60mph in 3.6 secs and 0-100 mph in 7.5 seconds. All in all, a beautifully packaged amalgam of huge power, sumptuous comfort and window-rattling noise.

This distinctive, original UK-supplied, right-hand drive, SL65AMG was ordered from Greenoaks Mercedes in late July 2004 and from the original purchase invoice, we can see that it was specified in Almandine Black Metallic with Designo Single-tone exclusive leather, Designo Maple door caps, Designo Anthracite carpets and Comfort Ventilated Seats bringing the overall total to a substantial £151,239.19. The Pre-Delivery inspection sheet is dated 16-11-2004 and is in the history file. At the time of cataloguing the indicated mileage is 13,622 and this is corroborated by the service booklet which records six services at Mercedes-Benz /AMG dealers with the most recent at Mercedes Norwich on 11-10-2019 at 13,307 miles. There are invoices in the file that detail these services and any additional works that were required as well as a complete complement of MOTs going back to 7-01-2007 including the current one which is valid until 20-04-2021.

The car appears to be in superb condition throughout and is supplied with both keys and the complete owner's manuals in the correct binder. The R230 is one of the best-looking cars from the period and the larger-engined AMG cars have become collectable modern classics. Considering that less than 14,000 miles ago over £150,000 would have been necessary to own this fabulous, top-of-the-range Mercedes, today's guide seems sensible indeed.

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2015 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX 'Spectre' JB24 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX 'Spectre' JB24

2015 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX 'Spectre' JB24

Lot #124 (Sale Order 124 of 101)

  • Car "Number 9" of 9 special SVX Defenders created for 24th James Bond film, Spectre

  • The Spectre Defenders were all built by Bowler Motorsport and finished in a menacing Santorini Black

  • Featuring huge 37-inch tyres, heavy-duty roll cages, rose-jointed suspension and Bilstein dampers

  • #462459, was developed for drive-by sections of the snow scene and consequently remained undamaged

  • This striking vehicle presents superbly having covered less than 1,000km from new

  • Its history file includes its Land Rover build spec, a full set of employee timesheets relating to 462459's build, an EC Certificate of Conformity, correspondence between Bowler and JLR as well as invoices for the vehicle and a copy of the original contract

  • With the car are a 6-month 'Crew Production Calendar' from Spectre 007, location call sheets listing the cast and crew, an Austrian number plate '62734Z' used in the filming and the small plastic SV-X badge that was stuck on the rear

  • Currently not UK-registered but we are informed that subject to a few modifications and an IVA test it should be possible to register and MOT the car in the normal way

In 1962, over a winning hand of Chemin-de-Fer, a secret agent introduced himself and twenty-five films later he needs no introduction. By the third film, 1964’s Goldfinger, the franchise had found its footing and 007 his car, the Aston Martin DB5. The title song’s opening chorus “Goldfinger, He's the man, the man with the Midas touch” as belted out by Shirley Bassey, is relevant today as it can be argued that any car featured in the long-running film series has the “Midas touch”. Values of the Aston Martin DB5 have skyrocketed since the re-introduction of the model in Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. It had a starring role in 2012’s Skyfall and featured in the closing credits of the 2015 film Spectre.

Sam Mendes, the director of both Skyfall and Spectre wanted a spectacular snow chase scene and turned to Jaguar Land Rover to assist. With the standard Land Rover 110 Defender deemed a bit too bland for a baddy’s getaway car they turned to leading Land Rover modifiers, Bowler. The firm transformed 10 standard production, Santorini Black, crew-cab 110s into the SVX Concept or Spectre Defender. The cars featured huge 37-inch tyres, heavy-duty roll cages plus toughened suspensions with rose joints and Bilstein rally dampers. A hydraulic handbrake was installed, and its lever repositioned. The engine was tuned to give 180 bhp and Recaro seats fitted. Three ‘halo’ cars with high finishes were created for close-up shots while the rest were damaged by the aeroplane piloted by James Bond.

The Land Rovers fell into two categories for the chase sequence, high-speed 'getaway' road cars and low-speed snow cars. This particular Land Rover #462459 (listed as D3 from LR and 'Car 9' by Bowlers) was developed for the snow scene and given the way in which some of these cars were used during filming, it is unsurprising that not all survived intact with three cars out of the original ten apparently destroyed. However, this particular Spectre Defender was used for drive-by filming only, sustaining no damage during those scenes, and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Currently, this vehicle is not UK-registered but our vendor believes that following disconnection of the hydraulic hand brake used for special effects and subject to an IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) test it should be possible to register and MOT the car in the normal way.

The car's history file is interesting and includes a full risk assessment form for 'D3 SALLDHSP8A462459', its LR build spec, a full set of employee timesheets relating to 462459's build, an EC Certificate of Conformity, correspondence between Bowler and JLR as well as invoices for the vehicle and a copy of the original contract, and an MOT dated 18/01/2017. Fascinatingly, it also includes a monthly 'Crew Production Calendar' from 'Spectre 007' running from December 2014 to June '15 and Location Call Sheets detailing the cast and crew and who should be where and when and wearing what. With the car, there is also the small plastic 'SV-X' badge that was stuck on the rear and an Austrian number plate ''62734Z' which we believe was used o

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (R230) 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (R230)

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (R230)

Lot #125 (Sale Order 125 of 101)

  • Civilised supercar performance sprinkled with some AMG magic dust

  • At launch, the 5.5-litre V8 engine propelled the car to 62mph in 4.2 seconds

  • Finished in Iridium Silver with an Alpaca Grey leather interior. 18" AMG multi-spoke alloys

  • Six Mercedes-Benz service stamps, most recent at Mercedes-Benz Swansea on 31/05/2019 at 24,605 miles

  • Extensive spec from new. Bose sound system, CD-changer, Keyless-Go, Carbon trim

  • Accompanied by all the book packs, older MOTs, service receipts and both keys

Introduced in 2002, after some five years in development, the R230 Series SL Roadster was an engineering 'tour de force'. Painstakingly modelled on a state-of-the-art supercomputer which enabled the designers to analyse every curve and line, it looked utterly sensational with an air of barely contained aggression that gave it huge road presence. Packed full of sophisticated electronic driver aids which made it immensely safe but also fun to drive, it was an instant hit with press and public alike and is widely considered to be the best-looking Mercedes for many years. The power-operated aluminium folding roof was particularly admired and would disappear into the top of the boot at the press of a button in just 16 seconds, yet still leave enough room underneath for 206 litres of luggage space. It was in 2003 that the stunning looking SL55 AMG version was introduced. Seriously powerful and massively fast, the 5.4-litre engine gave 476 BHP and a tree stump pulling 520lbs/ feet of torque!

This lovely, low mileage SL55AMG was first registered on 1-09-2006. It's finished in Iridium Silver with an Alpaca Grey leather interior and was heavily spec'd from new including; Cruise Control, Parktronic, Voice Activation, Ventilated front seats, COMAND navigation, climate control. 18" AMG multi-spoke alloys, Bose sound system, CD-changer, Keyless-Go, Carbon trim and much more resulting in a purchase price of £89,113.12. We understand that it's third owner added the car to his extensive collection in September 2011 and it has been lightly used until recently. The service records indicate that it was serviced at 2,680, 5,993, 8,300, 13,247, 23,918 and most recently at 24,605 miles on 31-05-19, all by Mercedes-Benz dealers. Invoices detailing these A and B Services and any additional work carried out are in the history file alongside the V5c, previous details of Cherished Number transfers, older MOTs and the current MOT valid until 12-05-2021. The odometer currently reads 24,968 miles. The Mercedes-Benz book pack is complete and both sets of keys are there.

This SL55 AMG presents really, really well and appears almost unmarked. The engine bay appears showroom fresh and the whole car has patently been looked after. Ballistically quick, fabulous looks, continent covering pace, yet as civilised in town as a Toyota Corolla, it's no wonder that some supercar owners tend to get a little upset.

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2013 BAC Mono 2013 BAC Mono

2013 BAC Mono

Lot #126 (Sale Order 126 of 101)

  • The ultimate track car. Carbon fibre body and weighs just 540kg

  • Powered by a 2.3-litre, Ford Duratech-based four-cylinder Cosworth producing 285 bhp at 7700 rpm

  • Impressive power/weight of 525 bhp per tonne. 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph

  • A very early example. Just over 7,000 miles. Recent expenditure at Joe Macari inc. a health check, service and a set of Kumo V70s

Created by the Briggs Automotive Company in Liverpool, the BAC Mono is undoubtedly the ultimate track car. It's a lightweight, ultra-high performance, road legal, supercar designed and manufactured using racing technology that set a new benchmark when launched in the small but elite market segment of radical, lightweight extreme track cars. The steel chassis is clothed in a carbon fibre composite inspired by the construction principles employed so effectively in DTM race cars. The single central-seat layout gave the designers and engineers a blank canvas freeing them from the constraints of having to design an aerodynamic body shape that could comfortably enclose two people sitting side by side.

The Mono is powered by a heavily modified Ford Duratec, a 2.3-litre, four-cylinder Cosworth engine producing 285 bhp at 7700 rpm and, weighing just 540 kg, this results in a staggering, supercar beating, 525 bhp per tonne power to weight ratio. The 6-speed sequential gearbox is operated via paddles on the steering wheel through a hydraulic clutch. From a standing start, 62mph arrives in just 2.8 seconds and the top speed is an attention focussing, 170 mph. At the time of its launch, the 2.3-litre Mono immediately bested the Ariel Atom V8 and Mclaren MP4-12C, and was second only to the Pagani Huayra as the record-holder at the Top Gear test track.

The Mono on offer here is a very early example and has covered just a little over 7,000 miles in its short life. On file is the original spec-sheet and this special ‘personal Formula One car' has recently enjoyed £4,500 worth of expenditure at Joe Macari. There is an invoice on file detailing the work, which included a new set of Kumo V70 tyres, a health check and a full service. Now looking fabulous in a distinctive shade of Pistachio Green, this Mono has an MOT valid until August this year and is offered to auction at a competitive guide price. Offering truly amazing performance this is surely an irresistible proposition for the true track day enthusiast.

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2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

Lot #127 (Sale Order 127 of 101)

  • Very desirable V12, manual gearbox, DB7 with just three former keepers

  • Supplied by Stratstone of Wilmslow on 28/02/2003 in Tungsten Silver with Obsidian leather

  • Full Aston Martin service history (13 stamps) up until 2016 at 43,481 miles

  • Three specialist services since, the most recent at 47,780 miles in September 2019

  • The current indicated mileage is just over 48,000. Full book pack, service book and spare key

  • New tyres, freshly serviced and the MOT is valid until early October 2020

Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7 in 1999. Sporting a Cosworth-designed, 5.9-litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a serious appetite for air compared to its 6-cylinder predecessor, demanding a larger intake and other modifications to the frontal airflow were made to aid cooling. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades to cope with the increased performance, and Ian Callum enlarged the grille, added fog lamps, and restyled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look.

This superb example is a V12 Vantage with the very desirable six-speed manual gearbox and was originally supplied by Stratstone of Wilmslow on 28/02/2003 in Tungsten Silver with Obsidian leather. It has been enjoyed by three previous owners and the service records indicate that it's been regularly serviced with 17 stamps in the book, the vast majority by AM, with the most recent by a marque specialist on 18-9-2019 at 47,780 miles. The current MOT is valid until 6-10-2020 and the car is accompanied by the original green leather owner's guide including the service records, the V5C, an MOT History supporting the current mileage of just over 48,000 and a spare key.

Front-engined, V12 manual Grand Tourers have seen mounting investor interest over the last few years and this impressively presented DB7 Vantage with its ageless looks, sophisticated colour combination, manual gearbox, immaculate service history and sensible mileage, seems remarkable value for money.

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1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 'Oscar India' 1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 'Oscar India'

1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 'Oscar India'

Lot #128 (Sale Order 128 of 101)

  • Purchased new by its first and only registered keeper on 07/03/1984 via Aston Martin Sales Ltd

  • The owner, the Chairman of the National Bank of Dubai, kept the car at home in London

  • Delivered in Salisbury Blue coachwork with Magnolia hide and automatic transmission

  • Chiltern Aston Martin lightly recommissioned the car in 2016 at a cost of £16,670

  • Warranted mileage of just 10,550 supported by a comprehensive history file

  • Original owners handbook/service records, AM Heritage Certificate, warranty card, maintenance and service invoices

  • A rare opportunity to purchase an unmolested, low mileage AM V8 in one of the best colour combinations

One could describe the Aston Martin V8 Series 4, often titled 'Oscar India' (October Introduction in phonetics), as the 'Mustang that went to Eton'. The exterior, particularly the front, may have had a touch of the Mustang about it but the interior was unmistakably Mayfair. The first Aston Martin in decades to combine sumptuous Connolly leather and polished Walnut facings, the interior of the Oscar India, launched in 1978, provided the driver with all of the comforts of the era and the grunt of the legendary Tadek Marek-designed V8.

Compared to the contemporary exotica on offer from Italy, Aston's V8 would cruise unassumingly, with only the burble and the occasional pop from the twin exhausts on the overrun alluding to the turn of speed available under the discreetly bulging bonnet. Few cars genuinely suit an automatic gearbox but the standard Aston V8 is a car that perfectly mates the 5.3-litre V8 to the Chrysler-derived 3-speed Torqueflite automatic gearbox. Gears change with barely a quiver and the kick-down operates without fuss.

Purchased new by its first owner and only registered keeper, the Chairman of the National Bank of Dubai, through Aston Martin Sales Ltd., it was delivered on the 06/03/1984 in Salisbury Blue with Magnolia hide, Beige (Onslow) carpeting and automatic transmission. It was maintained by the Aston Martin Works Service department at Newport Pagnell for many years with service invoices on file from 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993, by which time the mileage read just 8,696 miles. In keeping with the demands on the time of an international businessman with a substantial collection, the car was little used but correctly stored in a temperature-controlled garage at his residence in Bishops Avenue, one of London’s best-known and desirable addresses.

The car was latterly maintained by Aston Martin specialist Ian Mason until 2016 when Chiltern Aston Martin were instructed to lightly recommission the car at a cost of £16,670 for various works which included reconditioning the radiator, new coolant hoses, new inlet manifold, vacuum hoses, new front wheel bearings, re-bushed front suspension, rear brake servos, overhauled steering rack and a major service. With the first owner's recent passing, the Aston became available and is offered today as, effectively, a one-owner car, indeed the V5c still shows one registered keeper. The odometer indicates just over 10,550 miles and it's presented to auction with an excellent history file which contains the original owner’s handbook, service book, warranty card, AM Heritage Certificate, invoices, tool kit and its current MOT.

To conclude, this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most original, unmolested and well maintained Aston Martin V8s available. This car's superb condition, interesting provenance, comprehensive history and low mileage sets it apart and it's now ready to grace the finest of collections, or possibly do what V8 Astons do best and head for the open highway.

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1998 Nissan Patrol GR TD-6 SE SWB Manual 1998 Nissan Patrol GR TD-6 SE SWB Manual

1998 Nissan Patrol GR TD-6 SE SWB Manual

Lot #129 (Sale Order 129 of 101)

  • A three-door SWB GR SE-spec superbly finished in Morello Red over Grey Metallic

  • Fitted with the smooth and powerful, 2.8-litre, intercooled, I-6 turbo diesel

  • One owner on Jersey until first registration in the UK during January 2020

  • Has never had a tow bar fitted or even been off-road. Used as a family car rather than a 4x4

  • Full book pack, four main dealer stamps, most recent by Nissan Swansea 10/02/2020

  • There are unlikely to be any other Patrols from this era in this condition anywhere

It's hard to believe that in one form or another, the Nissan Patrol has been around for over forty years. It's come a long way. Whereas it used to be a touch agricultural, the Patrol has evolved into a 4x4 that's not short of creature comforts. Post-1997 Patrol models can be identified by their 'GR' trim designation and were exclusively diesel-engined with the SE-spec cars taking the model even further upmarket.

This superb, fifth-generation (Y61) Patrol is a rare 3-door SE powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder producing 128bhp and mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It's very attractively finished in Morello Red over Grey Metallic and sits on a set of unmarked silver alloys wearing an equally smart set of Maxxis Bravo AT 771 tyres. It was first registered on 29/10/1998 and remained in Jersey with its original owner until arriving in the UK in January 2020. During its time in Jersey, it was used lightly as a family car, never having a tow bar fitted and never having been off-road. Its owner was obviously proud of his Patrol and looked after it fastidiously as it remains in unbelievable original untouched condition, easily confused with a brand new car inside, out and underneath. The engine bay would be at home in a showroom and even the tyres have the branding picked out in white paint. We believe that it's highly unlikely that there are any other Patrols from this era in this condition anywhere.

It's accompanied by its original book pack with the Owner's Manual, Service Schedules, Dealer List, Alarm Manual, the current MOT valid until 10/02/2021 and the Maintenance Record showing four main dealer stamps, the most recent of which was by Nissan Swansea on 10/02/20 at 29,170 miles. We welcome any inspection of this remarkable vehicle.

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1999 Ferrari 360 Modena F1 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena F1

1999 Ferrari 360 Modena F1

Lot #130 (Sale Order 130 of 101)

  • Right-hand drive, UK car originally supplied by Graypaul in Loughborough on 01/10/1999

  • Fitted with the 6-speed, electro-hydraulic, F1 gearbox and finished in Rosso Corsa with Rosso-piped Crema hide

  • A staggering 400bhp from the 3586cc V8. 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and 186mph

  • 7,595 warranted miles from new supported by a comprehensive service history

  • Full Ferrari book pack in unmarked condition. Spare Key. MOT valid until 19/04/2021

  • Truly immaculate with a detailed history, one of the most attractive 360 Modenas we have ever seen

In 1999, Ferrari knew that it was time to replace their much loved 355 and consequently the 360 was introduced to critical acclaim and immediately set a new benchmark for supercar styling and performance. The 360 Modena design was revolutionary, making extensive use of lightweight materials in its construction resulting in a much lighter car along with substantially increased rigidity. Ferrari also paid particular attention to improving the under-body aerodynamics using knowledge gained from their F1 programme and the 360 boasts a completely flat bottom with two prominent rear diffusers.

The 3586cc engine produced a staggering 400bhp, resulting in a 0-60 time of just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 186mph, and the Pininfarina designed bodyshell presented an exceptionally clean, low-drag profile without the need for additional wings, flares or blisters. Another striking feature is the large glass rear screen that proudly displays the engine in all its glory. Introduced at the Geneva Show in March 1999 the 360 Modena, not unsurprisingly, swelled Ferrari's order books and within weeks there was a two-year waiting list.

Originally supplied by Graypaul in Loughborough to Kevin Hurcum in Kent on 1-10-1999, this right-hand drive, 360 Modena is finished in Rosso Corsa with Rosso-piped Crema hide and Scuderia Wing Shields and was ordered with the 6-speed, electro-hydraulic, 'F1' gearbox. At the time of cataloguing, the Ferrari had covered a total of 7,595 miles, a figure corroborated by a full collection of MOT Certificates and Acknowledgements of SORN. The service history is as you would expect from such a cherished example and the Service Book details that it was serviced on 9/05/01 (H.R.Owen) at1,306 miles, 23/04/03 at 3,975 miles (cambelts) Graypaul, 25/05/04 Graypaul at 4,614 miles, 12/07/07 Terry Keys at 6,506 with cambelts and ball joints and 11/02/2020 (Graypaul) at 7,569 with cambelts. The current MOT dates from 20-04-2020 (7,583 miles) and is valid until 19-04-2021. It doesn't appear to have needed much mechanical attention over the years, apart from routine servicing, but those few invoices that are in the history file are from the best names, Graypaul, Lancaster, Terry Keys and JCT600.

The tan leather Ferrari wallet that accompanies the car is as immaculate as the rest of the car and contains the Owner's Manual, Owner's Warranty and Service Book, Alarm System Manual, Hi-fi System Manual, Hi-Fi Warranty, Ferrari UK Warranty, Ferrari Assistance paperwork, Ferrari Dealers List, the original Ferrari Torch and spare keys.

Truly immaculate, with a detailed history, and sensibly guided, this is one of the most attractive 360 Modenas we have ever seen.

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1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton 1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

Lot #131 (Sale Order 131 of 101)

  • Conceived by General Motors as a high-performance flagship for its European Marques

  • 3.6-litre, straight-six with twin turbochargers producing 377bhp and 419lb/ft. 6-speed ZR1 box

  • Superbly-balanced rear-drive chassis, limited-slip differential and ventilated discs

  • Dating from June 1992, Number 811 is one of only 284 right-hand drive Lotus Carltons produced

  • The Imperial Green Pearlescent paint retains a deep shine. Superb Anthracite leather

  • Comprehensive service history from new. Fastidiously maintained. Refreshed early last year

  • Less than 100,000 miles, MOT valid until January and in remarkable condition

The legendary Lotus Carlton is the kind of car that comes along once in a generation. At a time when really fast four-door saloons were the preserve of BMW and Mercedes, this Vauxhall (Opel) derived 'super-saloon' arrived on the scene demolishing the opposition. Oddly, it wasn't its huge performance or masculine good looks that created the most fuss, but the fact that the Daily Mail was so outraged by its stated top speed of 176mph, that it declared it too fast for British roads. Of course, the Lotus Carlton - or Type 104 to Lotus aficionados - was nothing of the sort, and although it shared its major components with a mainstream executive car, its level of development across every aspect of automotive dynamics had resulted in a truly special performance car.

It was powered by a twin-turbo version of the venerable straight-six used in the range-topping Senator, which developed a remarkable 377bhp. To achieve that figure, Lotus had put a lot of work into the 3.6-litre power unit, uprating and strengthening the bottom end, porting the 24-valve cylinder head (from the Carlton GSI), and fitting forged 'slipper' pistons made by Mahle atop new Lotus-designed connecting rods tied to a counterweighted, forged steel crankshaft. The gearbox was the same six-speeder used in the Corvette ZR-1, the only transmission in GM's parts bin, capable of handling the car's monster torque. AP 'Group C' derived brakes - four-pot calipers with 330mm ventilated discs at the front and two-pot at the rear - sat behind specially developed Goodyear tyres.

Performance was brisk, to say the least. 0-60mph came up in 5.0 seconds, 0-100 was dispatched in 11.1 seconds and in 1992, Autocar Magazine recorded a time of 17.0 seconds for their 0-100-0 challenge, 2nd best behind an F40, however, it's the car's maximum speed of 176mph that will always be quoted by its fans.

Lotus Carlton (SCC0000019N1231798) was 'Signed from Production' on 23/06/1992 and granted Limited Edition Number 0811G. In common with every other Carlton, it was finished in Imperial Green pearlescent with Anthracite Connolly leather and despatched to Frosts (Cars) Ltd. in Shoreham-by-Sea who registered the car (K909 MFG) to its first owner on 14/01/93. Within the History File is the Lotus Carlton Maintenance Programme (Service Book) which contains a stamped Pre-delivery Inspection by Frosts which is followed by a 1,000-mile service on 21/1/1993 at 851 miles and a 'First Main Service' on 2/8/1993 at 9,095 miles. Frosts carried out the car's 2nd Main Service in early 1994 and on 13/05/94, '811' was registered to Brian McMullan in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, NI. The following three services were carried out by Vauxhall Dealers (Carlton specialists) 'Savilles Auto Village' in Lisburn with the latest of these being on 15/04/96 at 43,547 miles.

It returned to England and was registered to Paul Nevill of Knebworth as K33 NEV on 26/07/96 and he enjoyed ownership of '811' until very recently. In March 2006, cherished registration K33 NEV was replaced with K909 MFG. Frosts of Shoreham returned to servicing the vehicle and carried out the next four services culminating with the 8th Main Service on 11/11/98 at 78,068 miles. Mr Nevill was obviously particularly fastidious as between early 1997 and January 2006 there are a total of 19 invoices from marque specialists for servicing, minor repairs and ongoing maintenance amounting to £14,995. The mileage at the most recent (27/01/2006) was 98,595 and the odometer reads 99,392 now so the car has covered less than 800 miles in the last 14 years having mainly been on SORN. In February 2019, '811' was refreshed by GB Autos of Colney with a bill for £1,652 and there is a very recent account (4/03/2020) fro

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (R107) 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (R107)

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (R107)

Lot #132 (Sale Order 132 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive R107 280 SL, indicating just 69,582 miles (atoc)

  • Delightfully presented in Cabernet Red Metallic with a matching factory hardtop

  • Superb interior in Cream Beige MB-Tex with unmarked Burr Walnut veneers

  • Smooth, fuel-injected straight-six producing 182bhp and 176lb/ft. 4-speed automatic box

  • With its original handbooks and service book along with a substantial history file. Serviced most recently at Mercedes-Benz

  • With Pagoda prices now out of reach, the equally stylish R107SL is a very attractive option

Some cars just get better looking with age and the R107 Series Mercedes-Benz SL is definitely among them. Overshadowed for a long time by its graceful ‘Pagoda' predecessor, it's now becoming better appreciated for what it is - a beautifully built sports roadster that is totally dependable. To this day, no car door closes with a more reassuring ‘thunk' than a Mercedes SL, and everything about the car suggests solid engineering. Fast, comfortable and discreetly understated, the SL has a matchless ability to munch up the miles for year after year without ever seeming to falter. No wonder it stayed in production, fundamentally unaltered, from 1971 until 1989 - the longest production run of any Mercedes car to date.

First registered in May ready for the summer of 1985, the original owners must have been rather pleased with their choice when they collected their gleaming new Cabernet Red Metallic Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, we imagine quickly driving home from the dealership to stow the factory hard-top on its stand at the back of the garage before setting off to enjoy open-top motoring at its very best. Today this example pleasingly continues to present well with the paintwork retaining a deep shine and the tasteful Cream Beige MB-Tex and Burr Walnut interior looking cared for. Clearly this SL has lived a pampered life and this is supported by a comprehensive history file with the most recent services carried out by a Mercedes-Benz main agent.

In our vendor's words ‘’On the road, she is a fine GT tourer with a lusty performance from the super twin-cam engine allied to the smooth four-speed auto gearbox’’.

It's supplied with the original books including the service booklet stamped up-to-date and the above-mentioned history file containing old MOTs and related invoices. Good, well looked after examples of the 107 are becoming increasingly difficult to source and, offered at a very realistic guide having covered less than 70,000 miles, we believe this lovely Mercedes represents superb value for money and, at the very least, will offer its new owner many years of enjoyable motoring.

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1966 Lotus Elan S3 Historic Rally Car 1966 Lotus Elan S3 Historic Rally Car

1966 Lotus Elan S3 Historic Rally Car

Lot #133 (Sale Order 133 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive Elan, beautifully prepared for fast road or historic rally events

  • Suitable for Period Navigational Road Rallying, Endurance Rallying and Historic Stage Rallying

  • Just successfully completed the 2020 Monte Carlo Historique performing brilliantly

  • Substantial history folder including the current V5c and a fresh FIVA 10-year Identity Card

  • Professionally prepared (£35,000) and carefully set up. Now ready for its next adventure

  • Well presented, charming little classic Lotus that would be welcome anywhere

This, home market, right-hand drive Elan S3 is classically finished in Lotus Yellow and BRG and has recently been extensively upgraded to reliably compete in historic rally events. Purchased in 2016 from a highly regarded Lotus specialist, and following a £35,000 + spend, this lively Elan and driver successfully completed this year's (2020) Monte Carlo Rally Historique. The specification includes

- JS Motorsport-built Lotus twin-cam engine 152 bhp

- Alloy radiator /header tank

- Koni and TTR shock absorbers /suspension

- Monit trip meter

- Sabelt 4-point belts

- Minilite centre-lock wheels

- Heated windscreen

- FIA fire extinguisher

- Competition heavy duty clutch

- Big bore manifold

- Hydraulic handbrake

- Uprated prop/driveshafts

As such, the car is offered rally-proven and dialled-in with fresh 10-year FIVA papers and ready for its next outing, be that one of the Historic Rally Car Registers championships, a 10-day HERO adventure, another trip down to Monaco for the Historique or simply a local car club regularity event. As always with a car used in competition, it's essential to check the currency of any dated safety items and whether they meet the organising club's requirements. Our vendor informs us that KKD 56D remains ‘on-the-button’ and, as a result of the chassis tuning and performance upgrades, performs very well with excellent road manners.

The Elan is accompanied by its substantial history folder containing the relevant rebuild and preparation invoices and many documents supporting the car's history including the current V5c. This is a great opportunity to own a versatile little sixties sports car that has been professionally prepared for fast road, historic rallying or just having fun. It's always ideal when the previous owner has already invested, where needed, to get a car just right, leaving the new owner with nothing more than routine servicing and desire to pin the throttle wide open – a well-sorted Lotus Twin-Cam on full chat is music to any motoring enthusiasts ears.

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1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Lot #134 (Sale Order 134 of 101)

  • Registered to the first of four former keepers on the 30/05/1987

  • On the 21/06/1991 the car was bought by the current registered keeper

  • After covering 16,000 miles during his ownership the car was put into hibernation in 1998

  • Showing 84,552 miles (atoc) and covered in dust it left the garage in March 2020

  • Following a new fuel tank, fuel pump and a service at a cost of £1,300 the car now runs

  • Other works included freeing the brake calipers, fitting a water pump and a cambelt

  • Presented to auction with V5c, handbooks, some previous MOTs and a covering of dust

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Registration number BMW 1H Registration number BMW 1H

Registration number BMW 1H

Lot #135 (Sale Order 135 of 101)

Registration number BMW 1H supplied on a retention certificate

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Registration number 735 BMW Registration number 735 BMW

Registration number 735 BMW

Lot #136 (Sale Order 136 of 101)

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Registration number BMW 111L Registration number BMW 111L

Registration number BMW 111L

Lot #137 (Sale Order 137 of 101)

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1983 BMW Alpina B9 3.5 (E28) Manual 1983 BMW Alpina B9 3.5 (E28) Manual

1983 BMW Alpina B9 3.5 (E28) Manual

Lot #138 (Sale Order 138 of 101)

  • From Rock Legend, Jay Kay’s, amazing collection. Owned by Jay for the past nine years. One of his favourite cars

  • Very rare and desirable. One of only 64 UK-built, right-hand drive cars and one of only 18 with the Getrag 5-speed manual box

  • Classic Alpina bodywork with deep front splitter, boot lid spoiler, 16" Alpina wheels and ‘Deco Set’ graphics

  • 135,000 miles. E28 six-cylinder engines are known for their longevity. Excellent history, service records etc

  • Sounds and looks superb and at this guide price, combined with rock star provenance, this is a rare opportunity

This is one of 500 B9 3.5s (E28) built between 1981 and 1985 of which just 64 are understood to have been right-hand drive examples. Of the 64, 46 were supplied with ZF automatic transmission, with only 18 (including this car) being optioned with the far more desirable Getrag five-speed manual gearbox. Costing almost twice that of the BMW 528i SE (E28) on which it was based, the B9 3.5 offered huge power and performance increases over the standard car. Manual transmission B9 3.5s were easily the fastest saloon cars of their day. According to Autocar, 0-60mph required just 6.3 seconds and top speed was 153mph putting the E28-based Alpina on a par with Porsche’s then-current 911.

Left-hand drive examples were built by Alpina at Buchloe while right-hand drive production took place at Sytner in Nottingham. Cars destined for transformation were supplied by BMW with certain modifications already in place and then further enhanced with a long list of Alpina upgrades. The B9 engine had been developed from the unit used in BMW’s 635 and 735 variants. Uprated by Alpina with a gas-flowed cylinder head featuring hemispherical combustion chambers, bigger inlet valves and a gas-flowed inlet manifold, a 268-degree high-lift camshaft and balanced pistons enabled compression to rise from 9.3 to 10.2:1. Combined with revised fuel injection settings, a reprogrammed Bosch Motronic engine management system and Alpina twin-pipe exhaust system, the net result was a conservatively rated 245bhp at 5700rpm. The standard ZF automatic gearbox was retained (a Getrag 5-speed manual box was an option) and those cars destined to become B9s always came with a BMW-fitted 25% limited-slip differential that was further uprated with an Alpina-installed oil cooler. Suspension modifications saw progressive-rate coil springs and adjustable gas-filled Bilstein dampers fitted although the original front and rear anti-roll bars stayed. New Alpina 16-inch wheels measured 7-inches wide at the front and 8 at the rear (requiring a small modification to the rear wheel arch), these light alloy rims originally being shod with Pirelli P7 tyres.

Cosmetically the exterior was enhanced by Alpina’s deep front spoiler, a rubber boot lid spoiler and body-coloured door mirrors, the eye-catching Deco stripe kit being an optional extra. Early examples were supplied with an amazing interior, the figure-hugging Scheel bucket seats being upholstered in Alpina’s trademark grey fabric with blue and yellow stripes. Other bespoke features included an Alpina leather-rimmed four-spoke steering wheel, Alpina instrumentation, Alpina wooden gearknob and numbered dash plaque.

Offered here is a beautiful B9 3.5 Alpina that for the last 9 years has formed part of a significant collection belonging to rock legend Jay Kay. First registered on 27th October 1983, this rare UK-delivered right-hand drive example is believed to be one of just 18 B9s with a manual gearbox. 64 right-hand drive cars in total were upgraded by Sytner in Nottingham (Alpina's UK partner) to this specification most of which had been delivered from BMW with an automatic transmission. Indicating 134,756 miles at the time of cataloguing ‘A853 FRA’ presents very well, the black paintwork retains a deep gloss and the Alpina clothed Scheel sports seats are superb. Accompanying the car is the original book-pack and a substantial history file containing a wealth of old MOTs, invoices dating back to the mid-80s and some correspondence between the previous owner and Jay Kay, both clearly BMW enthusiasts. It appears that shortly after purchasing the B9, Jay Kay instructed a thorough inspection from a marque specialist with all areas requiring attention to be taken care of. Pleasingly, a customer copy of an invo

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1982 Ferrari 512 BBi 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

Lot #139 (Sale Order 139 of 101)

  • 1 of only 42 UK-cars, single family-owned and very low mileage - the Holy Trinity

  • Delivered in June 1982 in right-hand drive, and classically finished in Rosso with Tan leather

  • 20,964 miles supported by a comprehensive history and service records

  • Always professionally maintained by a mix of Ferrari main agents and respected specialists

  • Substantial refresh in 1997 including full-body repaint and a 512TR clutch conversion

  • Rare, desirable, collectable and patently been cherished by a Father and Son from new

The streamlined, low and shapely lines of the 365 GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer, and its successor, the carburetted and subsequently fuel-injected 512, were to dictate the styling approach at Maranello for years to come. Launched to compete with the Lamborghini Muira and upgraded to compete with its successor, the Countach, the 'BB' was the first production Ferrari to be fitted with the boxer-type 12-cylinder engine derived from the Formula 1 unit of the period. The architecture was not that of the classic front-engined and rather upright, V12 Ferraris of old and it could be argued that the BB was the first 'proper' mid-engined Ferrari. The Boxer's moniker was derived from the fact that the cylinder banks form an angle of 180°, resulting in an engine with a flat, rectangular shape which enabled the car's centre of gravity to be lowered. The horizontally opposed pistons were said to resemble a pair of boxers alternating punches and the 'Boxer' nickname was to stick for this engine layout, even when used by other manufacturers. This low centre of gravity enabled the designers to pen the assertive stance that was to be typical of all future Ferraris.

The BBi was the final evolution of the Boxer and was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1981. The styling was left largely unaltered, but the car now featured an advanced, and far more reliable, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system offering 360bhp at 6,200 rpm, 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds and 179mph. Maranello's investment in mid-engine engineering ensured the BB's stylistic DNA was to be around until production of the Ferrari 328 ended in 1989, some 18 years since the launch of the original Boxer, the 365 BB. In the UK, just 42 right-hand drive versions of the BBi were ever imported making this model a very rare, desirable and collectable car.

This, best of breed, UK right-hand drive 512 BBi is one of those 42 cars and was supplied new by Colmore Depot of Birmingham on 16th June 1982 finished in the classic colour combination of Rosso with Tan leather. It has the distinction of being one family-owned from new as the original owner is our vendor’s father who has himself owned several significant Ferrari milestone cars over the years, including a Daytona, 308 GTS, 328 GTS and a 355 GTS which he still drives regularly at the age of 84!

Passing the car to his son in 1998, it has since been enjoyed on a number of UK and European tours over the years, whilst being professionally maintained by a mix of Ferrari main agents and respected specialists. The comprehensive history file includes all relevant service invoices and documentation from new, as well as details of a substantial restoration which took place in 1997. This included a full-body repaint and an engine-out service with a 512TR single plate clutch conversion ~giving a lighter feel to the clutch and a much-enhanced driving experience.

Today, the car has covered just 20,964 enjoyable and incident-free miles, making this one of the lowest mileage examples available and, looking at the photographs, it's clear to see that this is a very original car that's been cherished from new, well maintained and properly stored throughout its life. This is the first time that the family have ever offered the car for sale and, as such, it represents a very special opportunity for the discerning Ferrari enthusiast.

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1991 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet

1991 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet

Lot #140 (Sale Order 140 of 101)

  • The 944 Turbo Cabriolet combined the Turbo S' 250bhp engine with the strengthened cabriolet body built by ASC at Weinsberg

  • Only 625 were built, with just 100 examples produced in right-hand drive for the UK, Japanese, Australian and South African markets

  • Classically finished in Guards Red with a Classic Grey (TT) leather interior and grey carpets throughout

  • Original and fully stamped Porsche Service Book plus numerous invoices for maintenance and previous MOT Certificates, helping support the indicated mileage

  • Factory stickers still in situ, two sets of keys and a complete book-pack suggest careful ownership

  • This is a simply lovely example of one of the rarest and most sought-after Porsches from the 1990s

Following the international success of their nimble 924, Porsche designed an all-alloy, 2.5-litre inline-four for their new 944 which they planned to introduce in 1982. Their talented engineers were able to produce a very smooth running four-cylinder engine by utilising two counter-rotating balance shafts running at twice engine speed. These carry eccentric weights which produce inertial forces that balance out the unbalanced secondary forces, all a bit technical but the result is a large four-cylinder engine that feels as turbine-smooth as a six.

Cosmetically, the 944's bodywork was revised with wider wheel arches (similar to that of the 924 Carrera GT), a fresh interior and upgrades to the brakes and suspension. With greater visual presence and the performance to match, better handling, stopping power and more creature comforts, the 944 was a natural step forward.

A 'turbo' version of the 944 was always on the cards, and the forced induction boosted the 2.5-litre engine by a healthy 60bhp, necessitating an upgraded clutch and gearbox. The chassis was further developed and thicker anti-roll bars and four-pot brake calipers were fitted to deal with the significantly increased performance. Externally, a smoother nose panel and a larger rear spoiler distinguished it from its lesser siblings.

In February 1991, the final year of 944 production, Porsche released the 944 Turbo Cabriolet which combined the Turbo S' 250bhp engine with the strengthened cabriolet body built by the ASC-American Sunroof Company at Weinsberg. Compared to the Coupé the Cabriolet's windscreen is lowered about 6cm and raked back to reduce the wind noise when the top is down. Porsche initially announced that 600 would be made, but ultimately 625 were built, with just 100 examples produced in right-hand drive for the UK, Japanese, Australian and South African markets. These are rare cars, produced for just one year, with only 32 examples believed to still reside in the UK.

Presented here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 944 Turbo Cabriolet supplied new by Porsche Centre-Strattons of Wilmslow Ltd. on the 1st August 1992. Finished in the ageless Porsche colour combination of Guards Red with a Classic Grey (TT) leather interior and grey carpets throughout, this car is in superb condition and has today covered just 50,000 miles (approx.). It was supplied with options 220: a limited-slip differential with 40% lockup with reinforced inner plates and molybdenum coated differential shafts (as standard), 233: tyre specification, 573: air-conditioning, 605: headlight aim control and 946: leather/ leatherette seats.

It was serviced by Porsche Centres (Strattons, Chariots, AFN) from 2,789 miles to 19,968 miles, and latterly by marque specialists. It's supplied with the original fully stamped Porsche Service Book, numerous invoices for maintenance, and older MOT Certificates, which help corroborate the indicated mileage. Now being sold from part of an enthusiast’s collection, this car has recently benefited from a full service (including cam-belt) in 2016. Bought by our vendor from a Porsche main dealer, unfortunately, a change in circumstances now means he must sell the car.

This fabulous, open-top, Porsche has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, really well. Small but important details like factory stickers still in situ, two sets of keys and a complete book-pack help support its careful ownership. This is a simply lovely example of one of the rarest and most sought-after Porsches from the 1990s.

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Registration number BMW 1F

Lot #141 (Sale Order 141 of 101)

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Registration number 27 RST Registration number 27 RST

Registration number 27 RST

Lot #142 (Sale Order 142 of 101)

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Registration number 63 AM

Lot #143 (Sale Order 143 of 101)

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1987 BMW M3 (E30) 'Competition Pack' 1987 BMW M3 (E30) 'Competition Pack'

1987 BMW M3 (E30) 'Competition Pack'

Lot #144 (Sale Order 144 of 101)

• Offered straight from the collection of rock legend and Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay• Original, German-supplied M3. Recently developed by Classic Heroes into ‘Competition spec’• Emphasis on turn-key usability, quick on track whilst comfortably driveable on the road• 2.5-litre competition engine. Circa 260bhp at the flywheel. Short-shift gear change• Sports suspension, AP front discs and calipers. 17” split-rim wheels. Presented in ‘works livery’• Recently prepared and run by Dansport for Jay at the Rally Isla Mallorca

The E30 M3 requires no introduction to the motoring enthusiast. It has the finest competition history of any tin-top racer and will go down in the record books as the single model to have won more international races, rallies and hill climb championships than any other car. Driven by legends such as Stuck, Cecotto, Ravaglia, Soper, Pirro, and Quester to name but a few. The road version has gone down in the history books as the most flattering saloon car chassis of all time. Offered straight from the amazing stable of rock legend and Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, this car started life as an original road-going M3. More recently Classic Heroes were commissioned to develop this fabulous example into a competition car. The emphasis during this build was on turn-key usability and for it to remain comfortably drivable on the road as it was, naturally, essential to be quick and safe on track and occasionally driven long distances to a circuit. The owner wanted to use the car at events all over Europe and it had to fit in with his busy lifestyle with no dependency on tow bars and trailers! This M3 was originally supplied to Germany in 1987. The original engine is now a 2.5-litre competition unit with a balanced and lightened crank, rods, modified cylinder head, camshafts and converted to valve shim under the bucket. Running with a carbon airbox and programmable ECU, it now gives 260 bhp at the flywheel and also features a short shift gear-change, as well as an internal oil pressure gauge and Lambda gauge. Additionally, the car has sports suspension, competition rear shock top-mounts, negative camber front top-mounts, a front strut-brace, a rear strut-brace, poly-bushed suspension joints and a competition-ratio steering rack. AP competition front brake discs and callipers are fitted with competition rear brake pads and front brake ducting along with braided brake lines. The car sits on 17” BBS split-rims with wheel spacers and Toyo Proxes R888 R tyres.Finally, Recaro front seats with Schroth 6-point harnesses sit inside a 6-point, bolt-in Safety Devices roll cage with padding.The steering wheel is a Momo removable version with a Motorsport footrest and a competition fire extinguisher. Its looks are enhanced by carbon mirrors, a carbon Sport Evo rear spoiler and an Evo 2 front chin spoiler and it's presented in a works livery that can easily be removed if a more subtle track appearance is required. In January 2020, the car was entrusted to International Rally Engineers, Dansport of Chesterfield to be prepared for Jay to drive in Rally Isla Mallorca in March. Whilst in Dansport's care, they fitted a front lightbox and a Monit trip meter. Running as “Car Zero” at the front of the Legends rally, both car and driver were very competitive as can be seen in the video below this description. The car finished the event competitively and without incident and is presented today as it finished ~ turn-key and ready to be used again in sprints, hill climbs, stage rallies, or as a perfect track day car that can be driven to any event, yet still be competitive. And that sound...nothing comes close!

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1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

Lot #145 (Sale Order 145 of 101)

  • Very rare (1/1,366) 1300cc Giulietta Sprint Speciale with great provenance

  • 100bhp/120mph from the 1290cc double overhead cam, alloy block, straight-four. Remarkable

  • Correct 5-speed box, rare alloy wheels, upgraded front brakes and an oil cooler

  • Until recently part of a large UK private collection and maintained by their in-house mechanic

  • Eligible to race in a plethora of prestigious 'Blue Riband' events

  • 2015 FIA/MSA Historic Technical Passport (Period E 1947-61 Class GTS4) valid until 2025

  • Carta di Circolazione, CSAI Passaporto and Log Book, Classic Car Taxatie (Dutch valuation)

When Francesco Vittorio Scaglione moved to Turin in 1951 in pursuit of his dream to become a car stylist, he was fortunate enough to be taken under the wing of a young Nuccio Bertone, who had recently established his own design studio and body shop. Franco's first efforts were focussed on an Abarth 1500 and the svelte Siata 208CS followed by the dramatic BAT 5. In 1954, he styled the Alfa Sportiva Coupé and Spider, subsequently the superbly balanced Giulietta Sprint (aided and abetted by ex-Ghia, Mario Boano) and finally, the out-of-this-world BAT 7, a design that stops traffic now never mind 65 years ago. Scaglione’s output was prodigious with creative designs flowing from his fingertips onto the drawing board. In 1956, he penned the remarkable little Giulietta Sprint Speciale, an example of which we are offering here. It embodied his search for streamlined beauty and, despite the lack of computer-aided design, the car’s Coefficient of Drag was a tiny .28, scarcely troubling the surrounding air, and a figure that would not be bettered for 20 years.

In 1957, at the Turin Motor Show, a pre-production prototype of the SS was given a low-key debut to assess reaction and was particularly well-received, however, Alfa continued to tweak the design and displayed two further prototypes at later motor shows until, on June 24th 1959, the official press launch of the finalised design was held at Monza in the lovely Italian sunshine.

The new car was powered by an Alfa Romeo Twin Cam straight-four of 1290cc, with an aluminium-alloy engine block and cast-iron inserted sleeves. The 'crossflow' alloy head featured hemispherical combustion chambers and the double overhead camshafts were driven by two timing chains and acted on two valves per cylinder, angled at 80°. With 100bhp available and lightweight streamlined bodywork, this little car had a recorded maximum speed of 124mph, quite remarkable for a 1300.

Motorsport is part of the Italian DNA and Alfa were convinced that Scaglione’s incredibly ‘slippery’ design would offer success on the circuits and with the FIA requirement to produce 100 cars in order for the model to be ‘Homologated’, the first 101 cars produced had the "low nose” and 750SS designation. Whilst there were some all-aluminium cars produced, the majority of these cars had steel bodies with aluminium doors, engine bonnet and boot lid. After these initial cars, the Tipo 101.2 was introduced as a production road-going model and changes included steel doors, Weber 40 DCOE2 carburettors, a higher front nose, removal of Plexiglas windows, bumpers front and rear, and minimal sound-proofing. In total 1,366 1.3-litre, Giulietta SS were completed with production ending in 1965.

This charming Guilietta SS 1300 dates from early 1960 and was used as a road car until being converted to an historic racing car in Italy at some point in the past. During 2005, it was granted FIA papers (Period E /Class HGTS4) and in 2011, the little Alfa was imported to the UK to join a large private collection where it was campaigned by a prominent historic racer and carefully maintained by the collection’s personal mechanic. In 2015, it was fitted with new FIA seats and belts but, as always with any competition car, it is essential that a new owner satisfies himself as to the legality, validity and currency of any racing-related equipment. An MSA/FIA Historic Technical Passport (Racing and Hill-Climb) was issued in 2015 and is valid until the end of 2025.

The car is nicely prepared and has been well maintained with the bodywork, underneath, running gear and engine all appearing to remain in very good condition. It’s fitted with twin Weber DCOE2s, an oil

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1968 Ford GT40 1968 Ford GT40

1968 Ford GT40

Lot #146 (Sale Order 146 of 101)

  • Built by the late Terry Drury who, whilst working at Ford (FAV), was involved with the development of the GT40 from the start

  • As a privateer, Terry owned and raced two original GT40s (#1005/#1073) during 1967/1968

  • The chassis has a number of fuel crossover features that date it as being an early example

  • The meticulous build during 2017/2018 utilised a huge number of original GT40 parts that he had acquired over the years

  • Fitted with a period-correct 'Works' 302 ci, four-bolt main bearing, Gurney-Weslake Ford V8 and a ZF Le Mans gearbox

  • When original parts weren't available from TDR's stock or couldn't be sourced worldwide, they were fastidiously remanufactured to the original specification

  • Correctly finished, trimmed and assembled with tremendous attention to period accuracy

  • A superb homage to TDR's two happy seasons with #1005 & #1073 just over 50 years ago

Following on from their success at Le Mans in 1966, Ford was not short of privateer teams wanting to purchase a GT40 and amongst those customers was Terry Drury, a former Ford engineer and well-respected figure in the world of international GT and saloon car racing. During 1967, he entered his Ermine White Ford GT40 #1005 for the Monza 1000 Kilometres in April sharing with Jackie Oliver, however, head gasket failure ended their race after just three laps. The next outing was the 'BOAC International 500', a six-hour race at Brands Hatch in which Terry shared #1005, now resplendent in Purple, with Keith Holland, qualifying 28th and finishing a respectable 14th in a field that today reads like a 'Who’s Who' of international racing drivers. In August 1968, Terry once again entered the BOAC International 500 sharing with Keith Holland but this time in his new car, #1073, however, falling oil pressure resulted in a premature exit. With the car repaired, it was off to the Nurburgring 1000 Kilometres in May this time sharing with Terry Sangar and finishing 35th (6th in Class). A week later the two Terrys headed for the Spa 1000 Kilometres with #1073, qualifying an excellent 11th before a broken clutch sadly ended the day.

The GT40 had a spot-welded sheet-steel monocoque, with square-tube stiffeners linking the scuttle to the nose, and a detachable framework supporting the tail against the riveted sheet steel and duralumin structure. There were also multi-tube frameworks at either end and these monocoques were built in Coventry. The early cars featured what became known as "fuel crossover" chassis which in period would have embodied two fuel crossovers between the left and right-side sill tanks, one passing through the dash section and the second via a rubber pipe passing under the driver's legs. Considered a bit risky, even at the time, the system was later changed and no replica or continuation chassis used a 'fuel crossover'.

With close ties to Ford and always requiring spares and running consumables, Terry Drury built up a very comprehensive spare parts stock including a 'Works' 302 cubic inch, four-bolt main bearing, Gurney-Weslake Ford V8 and a ZF Le Mans gearbox. The inventory, we understand, included a tub featuring the infamous fuel-cross over fabrications and it is believed that this spare monocoque was supplied to Terry after #1073 was damaged at Monza, however, the damage turned out to be less serious than initially thought and the new tub was put aside.

Fast forward some fifty years and after a lifetime in motorsport, it was decided that Terry Drury Racing would set about assembling their GT40 as an homage to #1005 and #1073, utilising many original parts, and the period Gurney-Weslake and ZF-1 gearbox. As the project started, Silverstone Auctions were invited to the TDR premises and to view the etch-primed bare monocoque, still tight as a drum, and discuss with Terry the build specification and the plethora of original works parts that would be incorporated in the build.

A new wiring loom to the original specification was used, however, original factory connector plugs for the front and rear bodywork are used. The steering column and rack are original items together with refurbished tie-rods. The steering column flasher stalk is original, as are the Lucas switches and warning lights. Both the heated screen and the original wiper motor mechanism operate and the ventilation system on the dash

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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster

Lot #147 (Sale Order 147 of 101)

  • Original UK-supplied, right-hand drive, matching numbers V12 with a manual gearbox and only 34,706 miles from new

  • Splendidly presented in Signal Red, tinted windows, soft black hide and chrome wire wheels

  • Rare, factory-painted in Signal Red, 'works' hardtop recently professionally restored

  • Fastidiously maintained, upgraded and fully detailed by our knowledgeable vendor

  • Around 6,000 miles in the last four years including two London to Brighton runs

  • "Retro Car of the Show" from over 800 classics at TECA (Aberdeen) in September 2019

  • Series 3 cars continue to strengthen in the market and this superb example may offer an excellent investment opportunity

According to its Heritage Certificate, this lovely Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12, OTS was built to UK right-hand drive specification, fitted with a manual gearbox and tinted windows and finished in Signal Red with soft black hide, a black Mohair soft top and, unusually, a factory hardtop also finished in Signal Red. We understand that the optional ‘works’ hardtops were always painted in black, however, there were one or two influential customers who persuaded Jaguar otherwise and, apparently, this is one of two finished in Signal Red. We also understand that it was fully treated with Ziebart Protection from new.

The car’s date of manufacture is listed as 26/10/1973 and it was duly despatched to the supplying dealer, Leigh Park Motors of Datchet, on 14/12/73. With appropriate ceremony, it was handed over in early January 1974 to its excited new owner who was the first of six registered keepers. There is a timeline of ownership with parts of old V5s in the history file and from that, we can establish that the second owner enjoyed the V12 for 28 years with a later owner keeping it for an eight-year period.

Originally the underside of the bonnet had been Ziebart protected but, in addition to adding unnecessary weight, it quickly becomes unsightly so a previous owner had the bonnet off and washed the underside in petrol regularly for a week in order to remove all the black Ziebart from the underside leaving the bonnet paintwork completely original. At the same time as the bonnet was off, the engine was removed, the space frame repainted, and the rear engine seal and clutch were replaced. There is an invoice in the file detailing this work which was carried out at circa 27,000 miles. Our vendor is the car’s sixth keeper and, having satisfied himself as to the car’s remarkable originality, took possession 16/08/2016 at a warranted mileage of 28,600.

This lovely Series 3 has patently been cherished by all its owners as evidenced by its remarkably low mileage and sparkling condition. The shut lines are to factory standard and the vendor informs us the paintwork appears excellent (apart from the frequently stone-chipped panel under the front bumper) and retains a good depth of finish. It has been regularly serviced and maintained throughout its life and our fastidious vendor has certainly kept up that tradition. He has kindly provided details of work carried out during his ownership as listed below;

The original factory special order Signal Red hardtop was fully restored by Classic Restorations of Alyth retaining the original rear screen with its supplying dealer sticker.

Uprated headlight units, originals with the car. Locking fuel cap, original with the car.

Fitted 5 new MWS, 74-spoke, chrome wire wheels with period correct Pirelli tyres, complete with new bearings, hubs and knock-off spinners.

Recarpeted the interior using Jonathan Skinner specially manufactured materials. Recovered the rear parcel shelf/lid and armrest box.

Applied Dynamat sound insulation and carpet insulation to floor

Replaced seat foams and base support, sun visors and headrests

Changed steering wheel for a special order leather-covered Moto-Lita. Original with the car.

Replaced the radio with a DAB Pioneer. Original Radiomobile with the car.

Independent Rear Suspension unit (IRS) frame powder coated. , and differential rebuilt by Hardy Engineering, Leatherhead. 3.07:1 Crown and Pinion wheel was replaced with the same.

All 6 shock absorbers replaced with GAZ fully adjustable units, new springs for the IRS. Poly-bushed front end.

Corrected the low ride height to factory spec.

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1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-litre manual/overdrive 1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-litre manual/overdrive

1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-litre manual/overdrive

Lot #148 (Sale Order 148 of 101)

  • Jaguar's seminal Mk2 sports saloon in the ultimate 3.8-litre, manual/overdrive configuration

  • UK/right-hand drive, matching numbers, original panels, and in its original colours of Opalescent Silver Grey with red interior

  • Fully documented ownership history and a verifiable 20,400 miles

  • Magazine-featured (see images) and considered one of best Mk2 examples in the UK

  • Accompanied by a large history file, including many invoices, photos, a Heritage Certificate and all-original handbooks, toolkit, and even the paper tag that hung on the cigarette lighter to inform owners how to use it!

  • In 2006, sold to Richard Fairbrass, lead singer of Right Said Fred, by a prominent Jaguar specialist where it benefited from a full engine-bay detail, power steering and other driving enhancements believed costing in excess of £60,000

  • One of the best Mk2 examples we have ever offered for sale

Launched in October 1959, the Jaguar Mk2 offered a noticeably improved driving experience over its predecessor courtesy of revised front suspension geometry, widened rear track, and four-wheel disc brakes. It was also better looking and, fittingly, the Mk2 was voted 'Car of the Year' in 1959 and would form the mainstay of Jaguar's saloon car production until 1967.

One of the most readily recognised cars of the 1960's, thanks in part to countless appearances in films and on television, Jaguar's seminal Mk2 saloon set the standard for the class throughout its entire production life and today remains highly prized by enthusiasts. With the advent of the Mk2, the 3.8-litre version of Jaguar's XK twin-cam six became available for the first time in the company's medium-sized saloon. In 3.8-litre, manual/overdrive configuration with 220bhp on-tap and a whopping 240lb/ft of torque available at a lowly 3,000rpm, it was a genuine 125 mph car capable of reaching 60mph in 8.5 seconds, outstanding figures for a saloon of its size and making it the fastest saloon in the world at the time.

The car presented here is that most desirable of models, a 1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-litre M/OD. This particular car is well-known and has been magazine-featured, having completed a genuine and well-documented 20,400 miles from new. It was sold new to a Mr James Young of Strathaven, Scotland, who ordered this Mk2 from Rossleigh Motors, notably with Ace Turbo wheel-trims and two huge air-horns situated in the front wings! Mr Young owned Townhead Garage and upon delivery of the car, he took the rather unusual step of having it professionally stripped and repainted in his ‘garage livery’ of Coffee and Cream. This work was carried out by Millar & Williamson of Kirkintilloch and period photographic documentation (in the accompanying history file) depicts the car in this colour scheme (Mr Young also assigned the very special registration number ‘NU 1’ to the car at this time, and this was later purchased by Norwich Union).

Mr Young only used the car sparingly at weekends and for holidays, however in 1964 he sadly fell ill and the Mk2 sat unused until his death 23 years later in 1987. Townhead Garage was then sold to a Mr Jimmy Louden and he agreed with Mr Young’s widow that he would help dispose of her husband’s car collection that had quietly accumulated over the years. Jimmy Louden fully re-commissioned the car and it was sold in 1988 with just 8,500 miles on the clock!

In subsequently passed between a number of owners since (all fully documented in history file, often with letters from each), including a Mr Kevin Videan of Pembrokeshire, who together with the Mk2 featured in a great article in the January 2005 edition of ‘Jaguar Enthusiast’ magazine (photos of which are attached to this listing, use arrows to click right through). Prior to his ownership, the car was professionally restored back to its original colour combination (with another high quality repaint in 2012 with a photographic record and receipts); the only external deviation now from the original factory specification is the fitment of wire wheels.

The interior is one of the best we have seen, presented in an unrestored condition, with a beautiful patina and unrepeatable original smell, a rare opportunity to experience just how Jaguar prepare their veneers when new! The only upgrade is the addition of a recreated Derringt

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1984 Peugeot T16 'Group B' 1984 Peugeot T16 'Group B'

1984 Peugeot T16 'Group B'

Lot #149 (Sale Order 149 of 101)

  • Built by Peugeot Sport UK under the guidance of Des O’Dell. Sister car to the actual factory owned T16

  • 1.8-litre, turbocharged, 16v, transversely-mounted, 4-cylinder producing 350+bhp and 332lb.ft

  • Used by Jon Woodner with great success in the US between late 1984 and 1988

  • Purchased by Peter Johnson and shipped to New Zealand in 2000 prior to a full recommission

  • Fully rebuilt and upgraded by Kiwi rally legend, Ron McMillan, to a remarkable standard

  • In the UK since 2004, invited everywhere and actively displayed by its owners

  • A comprehensive history, large owner's file and a substantial spares package

  • Fabulous opportunity. 'Group B' cars with this pedigree and known history rarely come to market

The Peugeot 205 T16 ‘Evolution 1’ marked Peugeot’s ‘works’ entry into top-level rallying, shaking the world of WRC ‘Group B’ with its raw speed. From its debut with Ari Vatanen at the wheel, it was the car that provided two years of almost complete domination of the WRC by the Jean Todt-led Peugeot Talbot Sport team. As well as Vatanen, Bruno Saby, Timo Salonen, and Juha Kankkunen contributed to a total of 13 outright wins between 1985 and 1986, placing Peugeot at the pinnacle of Group B until it was eventually banned on safety grounds in 1987.

The car’s clever, mid-engine 4 x 4 packaging with an accessible, transversely-mounted engine and suspension, and great derivability made it almost unbeatable. With a 16-valve head, mechanical fuel injection compressed by a turbocharger running at approximately 1.5 BAR, the little four-pot developed as much as 400-horsepower at an incredible 8,000 rpm. Peugeot factory stats quoted max torque was 332 lb.ft at 5,000 rpm and, coupled with a relatively svelte 2,160 pounds, acceleration was almost linear prompting some drivers to complain of ‘tunnel vision’.

As one of the most successful rally cars of the astonishing Group B era, the T16 has largely been overlooked, with people idolizing the Audi Quattro for its innovative four-wheel-drive system or the Lancia 037, which was the last rear-wheel-drive car to win the WRC Constructor’s title, and the 205 has, for too long, remained the unsung hero.

The example offered here is ‘the’ Jon Woodner Car, # S007. Commissioned by the wealthy American Real Estate Developer and rally driver in 1984, it was built by Peugeot Sport UK under the guidance of Des O’Dell, before being exported to the United States for Jon’s outings in the SCCA Rally Championship. The Peugeot arrived in the US late in 1984 and its first 'shakedown' was at the Carson City International Rally on December 8/9th. The rally was won by Hannu Mikkola but unfortunately ‘S7’, co-driven by Ty Holmquist, recorded a DNF first time out. The following year, with Tony Sircombe now navigating, only two rallies were entered but 1986 proved a more productive year with 7 SACCA events rewarding Jon and Tony with 5 podiums. The high spot of 1986 was undoubtedly the Olympus Rally in early December which, for the first time, was an official round of the World Rally Championship and consequently Jon and S7, as leading ‘privateers’ were treated to ‘works support’ and an abundance of factory upgrades. 1987 was to be another full season for the team with events in Ireland, France and Belgium however the Peugeot remained at home in the States enjoying five outings in SACCA achieving two seconds and a third in very competitive fields. In early April 1988, Chassis S7 made its final appearance in Jon's hands at the intriguingly named Chattahoochee Forest Pro Rally poignantly resulting in an 'Open Class' win. Sadly, Jon was killed in an aeroplane crash a couple of weeks later on the 24th of April 1988.

Having acquitted itself brilliantly over the previous three years, Jon's beloved T16 was put into storage by his widow in 1989 and she rejected repeated attempts to buy the car, however, in 2000, Peter Johnson, a New Zealand businessman was successful in purchasing S7 and it was immediately shipped to NZ accompanied by a substantial quantity of spares. Shortly after its arrival, Ron McMillan of Road, Race and Rally in Auckland was asked to fully strip and assess the car and he entrusted Alistair Wickens to dismantle the rollin

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1972 Lotus Elan Sprint 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint

1972 Lotus Elan Sprint

Lot #150 (Sale Order 150 of 101)

  • Home market, right-hand drive Elan Sprint Coupe, indicating just 52,710 miles (atoc)

  • Beautifully presented in the desirable Sprint livery of Pistachio over Cirrus White

  • Replacement chassis in 1997 then subject to an extensive restoration between 2001 - 2003

  • Offered with a large history folder documenting the life of this remarkable example

  • A fabulous little Lotus. Elan by name and Elan by nature

The desirable ‘Sprint' model was introduced in 1971 and was the ultimate incarnation of Lotus'revolutionary little Elan. It justified its name thanks to a substantial increase in power to 126bhp resulting from the adoption of a big-valve head with high-lift cams, a raised compression ratio and (initially) Weber 40 DCOE 31s. The drivetrain was suitably toughened and braced and the front callipers were redesigned to cope with the increased performance.

This home-market Sprint Coupé was first registered in the height of summer 1972 and is particularly striking in the attractive period 'Sprint' livery of Pistachio Green over Cirrus White. 48 years later this example presents superbly and could almost be described as being in showroom condition. We are advised that it was fitted with a new chassis in circa 1997 and that between 2001-2003 the car was subject to extensive restoration. The latter involved a complete strip-down and re-spray, an engine rebuild (believed to have been completed by marque specialist 'Nick Stagg Engineering'), conversion to unleaded compatibility, an overhaul of the steering, suspension and brakes, a new interior, and the fitting of a host of other new parts.

A fascinating history file accompanies the little coupé and includes a record of all journeys from 1979 at 23,377 miles through to December 1985 at 47,133 miles, showing just how cherished this car has been. In the years that followed, it appears that the car was only lightly used after being restored, as by 2007 the mileage indicated was still just 48,000 (approximately) and to date is only 52,525. There is an invoice for a recent service at 52,498 miles, MOT Certificates from 2006 to 2018, plus numerous invoices for work/maintenance/parts (from 2002 up to 2018, totalling almost £15,000) from specialists Christopher Neil Lotus, Paul Matty Sports Cars, and QED Motorsport Ltd. Furthermore, there are specific invoices from 2008 that indicate further restoration, plus £3,131 spent with Paul Matty in 2012 for various maintenance items.

There is no doubt that NHN 620K has received more than its share of care and attention and continues to look sharp and fresh. We understand that it's as agile and eager as a 'Sprint' should be and imagine that Mr Chapman, whose signature is etched into the steering wheel, would be proud that his inspired creation is as desirable now as the day it rolled out of Hethel all those years ago.

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1991 Bentley Continental Convertible III 1991 Bentley Continental Convertible III

1991 Bentley Continental Convertible III

Lot #151 (Sale Order 151 of 101)

  • One of only 574 Bentley convertibles produced between 1967 and 1995

  • Absolutely delightful combination of Royal Blue over blue-piped magnolia hide

  • Excellent electric hood in matching blue mohair with a blue-piped magnolia fitted cover

  • Just over 39,000 miles from new supported by the comprehensive service history

  • Freshly MOT'd, spare keys, full and original book pack set and service schedule

  • The cherished registration H20 BCT will remain with the car

The Bentley Continental and Rolls-Royce Corniche convertibles were built in Crewe and both utilised the traditional 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce alloy engine, and GM auto gearbox found in their saloon variant, the Silver Shadow. The Series I Bentley and Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible versions of the Shadow and T1 models first appeared in 1967, and production continued up until the first major face-lift in 1988, renamed the Corniche II when ABS and airbags became standard. The Series III debuted at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show when new alloy wheels, a revised interior, colour-coded bumpers, more advanced suspension, and MK-Motronic fuel injection were introduced. The final iteration, the Series IV, arrived in 1992.

This particular Continental Series III has the benefits of the Rolls-Royce Corniche III upgrades and is a UK-car supplied through Jack Barclay when new. It's finished in the stylish colour combination of Royal Blue with Magnolia hide, piped blue, and a blue electric soft top, the car sits well, drives superbly and looks very smart in the metal. The full and comprehensive service history supports the current indicated mileage of just over 39,000 miles. Between 1967 and 1995 just 574 Bentley soft tops were produced compared to 4,548 Corniche convertibles, making this car a rare and special opportunity underpinned both by its condition and provenance. On offer from a private Bentley collector, this delightful motor car is offered with an MOT valid until May 2021, spare keys and its original book pack and service records.

The essence of Continental ownership was once most aptly summed up by Autosport's inimitable John Bolster. Writing in 1958, Bolster noted that the Continental was a classical design that achieved a high degree of excellence by its sheer quality of construction: "In doing so, it develops an individuality, a character, call it what you will, that makes it entirely different from any other marque. The man who drives a Continental lives in an enchanted world, for everybody calls him 'sir' and he may park where other lesser cars may never tread." Despite the passage of more than 60 years, Bolster's words ring every bit as true today as they did then.

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1971 Lotus Europa Twin-Cam 1971 Lotus Europa Twin-Cam

1971 Lotus Europa Twin-Cam

Lot #152 (Sale Order 152 of 101)

  • In 1971, the Europa Twin Cam (Type 74) was introduced with a 105bhp, 1558cc Lotus-Ford 'Twink'

  • Body-off and new chassis. Fastidiously restored over a 12-year period

  • Bodywork fully stripped and re-painted in amazing Roman Purple. New Beige and Oatmeal interior

  • Big-bore engine rebuilt and set up by the legendary Richard Winter of Europa Engineering. Now 145bhp

  • Rebuilt chassis, electrics etc. In fact virtually everything. Over £30,000 has been spent with specialists

  • Thousands of hours of work by the previous owner. A real labour of love

  • With only 2,000 miles completed since the restoration, this immaculate Twin Cam is sensibly guided and is a cost-effective entry into '70s classic sports cars

Launched at the 1967 Brussels Show, the Lotus Type 46 - the Europa - was the marque's first mid-engined road car, and was powered by a Renault 16 engine mounted in an Elan-type backbone frame. Its specification also included all-round independent coil-sprung suspension and disc brakes on the front wheels (subsequently on the rear, too). Unusual styling provided ample luggage space while rearward visibility through the narrow, full-width back window was surprisingly good.Having been manufactured exclusively for export for its first two years, the Europa made its UK debut in 1969 in improved S2 form. Renault engined like its S1 predecessor, the S2 reverted to a conventional body/chassis attachment, the S1 'shell having been bonded in place - a move that greatly simplified, and cheapened, accident repairs - while electric windows and adjustable seats were welcome additions to the previously somewhat penny-pinching specification. In the autumn of 1971, the Type 74 Europa Twin Cam was introduced, powered, as its name suggests, by the Ford-based DOHC engine from the Elan. With 105 bhp on tap, the Twin Cam was good for 117 mph, a figure bettered by the more powerful (126 bhp) 'Big Valve' engined Special model that superseded it after a year.

According to the Lotus Europa Twin Cam Register, Chassis No. 74/1041P was built in the Autumn of 1971 and finally invoiced on 28/10/1971. It's listed as having Engine No.25136, a 4-speed 336-56 gearbox and was originally finished in L14 (Colorado Orange). The stunning little Roman Purple car you see today has come a long way since then. It's been subject to a 12-year fastidious restoration and we are fortunate to have the full details of this 'labour of love'. The report runs to five pages and is too long to list here (please click below) but we can offer the opening paragraph.

"The restoration took place over a 12 year period. The car arrived in a very poor state and it was obvious from the start that this would be an exhaustive and complete restoration. The body was removed and the original chassis exposed and inspected and as suspected was badly corroded across the front T. This is the usual place where corrosion occurs, because of a water build-up over the front T piece. The best option would be to replace the old chassis with a new one. I bought a genuine Lotus chassis that had been refurbished to as new. The idea was to move usable parts from the old chassis to the new, whilst refurbishing during the changeover. As it turned out, very little of the old running gear was salvageable, so new parts were sought out and installed."

The rest of the report is as comprehensive as we have ever seen and, in our opinion, totally confidence-inspiring. We understand that the car has only covered around 2,000 miles since the restoration and certainly presents superbly today in a classic period shade of Roman Purple with Gold pin-stripes and a delightful interior in Beige, Oatmeal and Burr Walnut.

The odometer currently indicates 85,172 miles which is completely academic as most of the car has covered about 2,000 miles. It's fair to say that elderly Lotus sports cars do not have a reputation for being the most reliable forms of transport and, without wishing to denigrate the efforts of the legendary ACBC, build quality didn't win any Oscars either but, in terms of innovative design, no company was better. So this little purple jewel is the best of all worlds combining the looks and handling of the Europa Twin Cam with an engine prepared by one of the best engine builders anywhere and the build quality you would expect from an owner who put thousands of careful

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2009 Porsche Boxster 3.4 S (987.1) 2009 Porsche Boxster 3.4 S (987.1)

2009 Porsche Boxster 3.4 S (987.1)

Lot #153 (Sale Order 153 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, with less than 25,000 warranted miles from new

  • Superbly presented in Arctic Silver Metallic with Black Extended Leather

  • Desirable six-speed manual gearbox

  • Complete dealer/specialist service history. Porsche COA. Recent MOT

  • Presented with all hand and service books, all service invoices and both keys

  • An exceptional example. A reluctant sale from discerning Porsche collector

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.

The sparkling Boxster 'S' Manual that we have on offer here must surely qualify as one of the very finest currently available and is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with a Black Hood and desirable Extended Black Leather. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it was optioned from new with Heated Seats, 19’’ Carrera Classic Alloy Wheels, a Sports Steering Wheel, and Top Tinted glass, a very desirable specification. The top of the range 'S' was powered by the state of the art, 3.4-'litre, 299 bhp/250 lb.ft, water-cooled DOHC, 24-valve, Boxer flat-6 (Vario Cam Plus) 'M97.22'

This UK-spec, right-hand drive, 987 was built in early 2008 at the Valmet Automotive plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland and was supplied new by the Porsche Centre Sheffield in January 2009. At the time of cataloguing the odometer indicated mileage of less than 25,000 and this is supported by MOTs and a ‘full dealer/specialist’ service history as below.

7,574 miles (Porsche)

13,841 miles (Porsche)

20,069 miles (Porsche)

23,006 miles (Zentrum Porsche)

24,226 miles (Zuffenhaus Porsche), with the last ‘major’ service including gearbox oil, spark plugs and drive belt replacement.

All service/handbooks are present as is the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity together with the car's original two keys. The recently issued MOT Certificate (No Advisories), shows a recorded mileage of 24,423 and is valid until February 2021.

The standard of finish, externally and internally, is exceptional and a testament to all four custodians who have clearly lavished much time in keeping up its appearance. It remains virtually unmarked throughout including the wheels which are wearing matching Bridgestone Potenza tyres. The 300bhp, 3.4-litre engine, six-speed manual gearbox and legendary Porsche build quality make the Boxster S one of the most enjoyable performance cars available at any price and dynamically the 'S' is still the 'King' of the roadster brigade. On offer from a small ‘classic’ collection, this lovely low-mileage car has all the gloss, integrity and well-oiled solidity of a 987 that's just rolled of the production line and will provide its next lucky owner with a sensibly guided entry into the rather exclusive world of Porsche ownership.

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1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV

1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV

Lot #154 (Sale Order 154 of 101)

  • 1 of just 233 right-hand drive QVs produced. Supplied in July 1985 to HR Owen

  • Finished in Nero Daytona metallic with Crema hide piped in Nero

  • Optioned from new with air conditioning, a deep front spoiler and a rear aerofoil

  • 60,253 miles supported by a comprehensive and detailed service history

  • Major cambelt service plus other maintenance work in December 2018 at 60,118 miles

  • Recent new tyres, refurbished wheels, minor cosmetic paintwork and the leather Connolised

  • Lovely, late production, matching numbers, QV in superb condition

October 1975, saw the debut at the Paris Motor Show of the most successful shape ever to wear the Cavallino Rampante emblem, the Ferrari 308 and during its comparatively long production run from 1975 - 1989, over 20,000 examples of all engine types and sizes were produced. This new car was constructed on a traditional steel tube chassis, but its beautiful body was initially manufactured in GRP and then after two years, Scaglietti started making GTBs in steel. The 3-litre, four-cam V8 was more or less unchanged until March 1981 when Bosch fuel injection was added in place of the 4 double-choke Webers, reducing the engine's power output significantly, although the final drive was altered on these cars to give similar acceleration to a carburettor car. Two years later, the 4-valve per cylinder Quattrovalvole or 'QV' model pushed output back up to 240 hp restoring the status quo. European spec cars boasted higher horsepower than cars built for the American market and were lighter. Only 748 308 GTB/S QV models were produced and they are considered by many to be the most desirable of all the 308 variations as they are the fastest and most subtly styled with a deep front valance, racing mirrors and short lightweight bumpers.

A late production car, this lovely Spider is one of just 233 right-hand drive QVs produced and was supplied in July 1985 to HR Owen in London. It's an original factory right-hand drive, matching numbers car in Nero Daytona metallic with Crema hide piped in Nero and was optioned from new with air conditioning, a deep front spoiler and a rear aerofoil. It has now covered just over 60,000mls supported by a comprehensive and detailed service history due in part to the last owner who had the car serviced annually by the Ferrari Centre in Kent for the last 20 years (invoices in the file). The early history is recorded in the original service book which accompanies the other handbooks in its original wallet and there are also copies of the original supply documents from the Maranello Archive. The car had a major service and replacement cam belts plus other maintenance work carried out in December 2018 @ 60,118 miles (currently showing 60,253 miles) and, more recently, has benefitted from new tyres (with all wheels refurbished), some minor cosmetic paintwork and the leather Connolised. It's currently fitted with a high-grade alarm system and uprated Hi-Fi.

In superb condition for its age and mileage, this rare RHD, QV Spider has patently been well looked after by all its owners and is a fantastic example of the ultimate evolution of the 308. Beautiful and easy to drive, with excellent reliability, a wonderful sound, handling and overall driving experience (especially with the roof off!), these cars are exceptional value compared to other Ferraris in the market today.

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1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9) 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9)

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9)

Lot #155 (Sale Order 155 of 101)

  • 1 of only 500 CSLs built in right-hand drive. The best CSL Silverstone Auctions have ever seen

  • Finished in glorious Chamonix White and only 62,000 miles (atoc)

  • Ordered new with the desirable City pack. Great history file including its original buff logbook

  • Around £60,000 spent by the previous owner in a renovation programme with the emphasis on originality and only around 1,000 miles running-in since the work was completed

  • On offer from Rock Legend, Jay Kay's amazing collection

  • These are rare and desirable cars and this example is simply remarkable

The 3.0 CSL is a lightweight, performance-oriented version of the standard 3.0 CS/3.0 CSi coupé. Utilising the E9 platform, it was initially unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show prior to being introduced in May 1972 as an 'homologation' model for the German Touring Car Championship developed by a separate division within BMW AG that would later become known as BMW Motorsport GmbH. The CSL achieved some great results, with wins at Le Mans in the touring car class in 1973 and 1974, the IMSA GT Championship in 1975, and winning the European Touring Car Championships every year from 1973 to 1979 (apart from a minor blip in 1974). The "L" in the designation stood for leicht (light) and a total of 1,096 CSLs were built, with just 500 of these being imported into the UK. The great majority of UK cars were optioned with the ‘City Package’ designed to make the 3.0 CSL more usable as a daily driver. These versions retained the standard interior trim, negating the total weight saving somewhat, but the other benefits were retained, including the aero kit, thinner gauge steel, and aluminium parts.

‘YVW 101L’ is quite simply the best E9 CSL Silverstone Auctions have ever seen. It's on offer directly from Rock Legend, Jay Kay’s eclectic collection and is one of only 500 CSLs built in right-hand drive. It had been ordered from new with the popular ‘City package’ which included electric windows, extra sound deadening, full bumpers and wheel arch extensions and is finished in its original shade of Chamonix White with black graphics. This, matching numbers car, has covered around 62,000 miles supported by a fantastic history file which contains the original buff logbook displaying the date of first registration as the 17th October 1972 to BMW dealer, Bates of Maldon in Essex, a record of previous owners recalling its interesting life since 1972, the service records, early MOTs including the first in 1975 and some early correspondence.

We pick up the story in 2017 when the owner prior to Jay Kay purchased the CSL after some years in storage and found that it was a pleasingly original example that had been well looked after and importantly still retained all the model's original defining features. Following his purchase, he commenced a renovation programme with the aim of returning the car to a level of perfection whilst focussing on originality. As you might expect, there are invoices on file detailing the impressive amount of work which resulted in excess of £60,000 being lavished on the classic coupe. All mechanical areas were inspected and rebuilt or replaced as necessary, the engine, gearbox, rear axle, brakes and suspension were rebuilt and the body was stripped with any corrosion being removed before being put back together using BMW parts if the originals could not be refinished.

The result of all this is clear to see and this CSL clearly caught the attention of Jay, who certainly knows a thing or two about E9s having been lucky enough to own a few, and it was quickly added to his impressive collection. This is the second CSL in the Jay Kay collection and is now only being offered for sale as the other car is due to return from long-term restoration shortly. These low production, era-defining coupés often feature as a choice in car enthusiasts’ 'dream garage' scenarios, and with good reason – beautifully engineered machines that have that special feel, unique to BMW.

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Lot #156 (Sale Order 156 of 101)

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1955 Jaguar XK140 SE 3.4-litre FHC 1955 Jaguar XK140 SE 3.4-litre FHC

1955 Jaguar XK140 SE 3.4-litre FHC

Lot #159 (Sale Order 159 of 101)

  • An evolution of the XK120 with improved accommodation and rack-and-pinion steering

  • Jaguar's sublime 3.4-litre, twin-cam six, which now produced 190bhp in standard trim thanks to high-lift camshafts and revised porting

  • Right-hand drive, manual overdrive example with matching numbers and original panels

  • Full photographic restoration, lots of fascinating history and a Heritage Certificate

  • Originally a left-hand drive, US-car. In the UK since 1989 and owned by a Jaguar-enthusiast since 1999

Launched in 1954, the Jaguar XK140 was broadly similar to, though more refined than, its XK120 predecessor, major engineering changes being confined to the repositioning of the engine 3-inches further forward and the adoption of rack-and-pinion steering as used on the racing C-Type. The suspension and brakes remained much as before, though with stiffer torsion bars at the front and telescopic shock absorbers replacing the previous lever-type at the rear. Outwardly the newcomer was distinguishable by its revised radiator grille, rear lights incorporating flashing indicators, and larger bumpers - the latter adopted to withstand the cut and thrust of urban parking. The power unit remained Jaguar's well-tried, 3.4-litre, twin-cam six, which now produced 190bhp in standard trim thanks to higher-lift camshafts and revised porting.

The car presented here is a 1955 Jaguar XK140 SE 3.4-litre Fixed Head Coupe with a desirable manual gearbox, manufactured on the 25th November 1955 and despatched to acclaimed US Jaguar dealer ‘Hornburg of Los Angeles’ (established in 1947).

Fascinatingly, a much later owner of the car (and the person responsible for overseeing its complete restoration) in the 1990s, a Mr Ralph of Devon, contacted the wife of the original US owner (who in 1955 already owned an earlier XK120), a Mrs Phyllis Hobbs. There are letters in the history file explaining that Mr Hobbs purchased the car new from ‘British Motor Sales’ in San Diego, California. Mrs Hobbs explains that the car was put in her name (backed up by numerous original Automobile Registration Cards bearing both her name and the car’s details from the 1960s & ‘70s) and sent to her in the Chicago area for a while before both returned to San Diego. In 1960, Mr Hobbs’ work took him to Nebraska to supervise the missile bases being built there. The couple moved to Nebraska for two years, dutifully trailering their beloved XK140 with them behind their Oldsmobile! Upon their return to San Diego, the car was repainted red and joined by two E-Types and a Mk4 in the Hobbs’ extensive garage! Charmingly, there are also copies of photos of the Hobbs with the XK140. By 1993, the Hobbs had sold all their classic Jaguars, except the XK120. Such priceless provenance!

As stated, the car returned to the UK in 1989 as a very complete, matching-numbers example (still with its Black with Red piping interior features). In need of much work, it was bestowed with the most thorough of fully documented restorations, ensuring all major components and panels stayed together. It was converted to RHD and returned to its original colour combination of Pearl Grey paintwork and Black with Red piped interior. Upon completion, the car won numerous Concours events held by Jaguar clubs – known for their exacting standards. In 1999, the XK was purchased by our Jaguar-enthusiast vendor, as he had known Mr Ralph and the quality of the car, and it has formed the basis of a small collection of best-of-breed Jaguars for the last 20 years. Maintained and stored with the utmost of care and attention, this impressive British sportscar is in fine fettle and ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.

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1951 Jaguar XK120 3.4 Roadster 1951 Jaguar XK120 3.4 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120 3.4 Roadster

Lot #160 (Sale Order 160 of 101)

  • From 27-years loving ownership by our charming vendor

  • Body-off restoration by the owner and his pal over a number of years

  • Chassis shot-blasted. Smart red leather interior by Don Trimming

  • A photographic record of the restoration accompanies the car

  • Good history file containing numerous invoices and the Heritage Certificate

  • Home-restored with no attempt at Concours quality and appropriately guided

Several decades ago, old British sports cars were bought by impecunious enthusiasts simply because they wanted to own a 'sports car'. If (when) they broke down, they were fixed using whatever parts were available, if they were scratched an aerosol can from Halfords would sort that out and if something more substantial was required, there was always your brother's mate Brian who worked at Patrick Motors and did a bit of welding and spray painting at home at the weekend. MGs, TRs, Sunbeam Alpines, Jaguar XKs it didn't really matter, you were young and the Sun was always shining. Fast forward a few years and 1950s Jaguar XKs tend to fall into one of two categories. They are either 'Barn-find' cars in need of total restoration but offering serious potential at fairly optimistic asking prices or a totally restored example with 5 years of invoices from a celebrity restorer offering instant access to Goodwood, Monaco or Accrington Masonic Lodge Classic Car Day at an even more substantial sum of money. It is, therefore, really refreshing to offer something a little different.

According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this particular XK120 OTS LHD was built on 13/09/1951 and was fitted with a manual gearbox, and finished in Silver with 'Duo Blue' trim and a Gunmetal soft top. It was despatched on 26/09/1951 to legendary California Jaguar importer, Max Hoffman. We understand that it returned to the UK around 1990, still in left-hand drive, and was purchased by our vendor as an unfinished project in1993.

Supplied with the car are a couple of articles from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club about John Bayliss and his XK120 and it's probably better if we quote from there;

"Originally Silver Grey, it has been painted in other colours but it's now finished in non-Jaguar silver, the owner's preference. It's fitted with the Jaguar 3.4-litre XK engine mated with a correct but not matching gearbox. In fact, no numbers on this vehicle match, but it's driving "the legend" which matters, not counting the numbers. The wire wheels, not original, are fitted ostensibly to aid brake cooling, but really because the owner thinks they look rather good. The drum brakes are original - it's not intended to drive the car beyond their stopping capacity.

Restoration commenced in 1994 by stripping the body and all components from the chassis and removing various modifications which might indicate earlier attempts to turn it into a stock car racer. The chassis was shot blasted, found completely sound, and primed by GB Engineering of Kidlington. The front wings and rear inner wings needed repair as did the headlamp pods and these were sourced from Classic Panels (England). Keeping strictly to his budget, only the components that needed work were stripped and repaired. New shocks were a must after evidence of bodged repairs were found and the only extravagance was the fitting of wire wheels and hubs. Don Trimming of Birmingham made the hood and tonneau cover. All work on the body and chassis, including lead loading and spraying in two-pack acrylic, was done at home by the owner and his good friend Ken who just happens to be a panel-beater and bodywork man.

The aim was to produce an enjoyable and practical motor car which is not quite run-of-the-mill at an affordable cost. No attempt has been made towards Concours or even near-Concours preparation as this was not remotely possible within realistic financial constraints. Now the car is used regularly throughout the year and proves that with diligence, patience and research it is possible to rebuild such a car on a budget."

Supplied with the car are a number of invoices and receipts, the Heritage Certificate, correspondence from the JEC, the V5C and photographs of the car's restoration.

We know that it might sound a bit of a cliche but this is a completely 'useable' classic. It's not a Concours restoration or a 'trailer queen' that you have to keep one eye on

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2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner 'Widebody' 2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner 'Widebody'

2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner 'Widebody'

Lot #161 (Sale Order 161 of 101)

  • The Continental R Mulliner was a combination of the 'wide-body' Continental R model with the Continental T’s more powerful, 420bhp, engine

  • Only 46 of these remarkable cars were made between 1999 and 2003 at a basic price of £225,000

  • Special order silver exterior at considerable extra cost. Dramatic Mulberry leather interior

  • Bespoke Mulliner features include the drilled pedals, starter button, engined turned-aluminium dashboard and cockpit panels, unique ribbed seating and fluted headlining, external wing vents and more

  • 39,300 miles (atoc).11 Official Bentley Dealer Service Stamps Full Book Pack, Manuals etc

  • Impressive specification. UK-supplied and in private ownership since 2013

Introduced in 1991, the Continental R was the first Bentley in 26 years that did not share its bodywork with a concurrent Rolls-Royce model and was inspired by the very stylish Continental R-Type of the 1950s. The elegant two-door coachwork was styled by John Heffernan and Ken Greenley, a duo whose résumé included sports cars like the Aston Martin Virage. At £175,000, however, this newcomer was one of the world’s most expensive cars, although at least it was also one of the fastest. At launch, this latest Continental used the familiar 6.75-litre V8 with a big Garrett turbocharger and an intercooler in the same state of tune as in the Bentley Turbo R. Crewe still declined to provide official power outputs at the time, although it’s estimated that around 325bhp was on tap, along with a huge amount of torque. Top speed was governed to 145mph, with 60mph arriving in just 6.6 seconds – all in a car weighing around 2.5 tons, on a 120-inch wheelbase and with an overall length of 17.5 feet!

The rest of the Continental R’s running gear was also taken from the Turbo R, with fully independent coil-spring suspension (featuring hydropneumatic self-levelling at the rear) and power-hydraulic brakes with ABS, plus variable-assistance power steering. To add to the sporting feel of the newcomer, this was the first Crewe-built automatic-transmission car to have the gear selector in the centre console rather than on the steering column. The selector handle incorporated a Sports button, which would simultaneously quicken the gearbox’s reactions and delay upshifts while firming up the suspension.

Five years later Bentley introduced a short-wheelbase version dubbed the Continental T that was equipped with an uprated engine developing 420 hp and an impressive 650 foot-pounds of torque available at only 2,200 rpm and it wasn't long before Bentley customers were expressing an interest in equipping the “wide-body” Continental R model with the T’s more powerful engine. Shortly afterwards, the Continental R Mulliner was introduced at the 1999 Geneva Salon, its nomenclature paying homage to H.J. Mulliner, the British coachbuilder responsible for the original R-Type’s breathtaking fastback bodywork. The R Mulliner’s wide-body configuration offered spacious interior elegance restoring the rear legroom lost in the 'T', while the twin-turbocharged V-8 was capable of rocketing the car to a top speed of nearly 170 mph. Individually tailored to customer order, the R Mulliner was Bentley’s ultimate 20th-century combination of luxury and performance, produced in a modest quantity of as few as 131 examples.

If you plan to use your Bentley to attend Shareholders Meetings and the occasional funeral, this example may not be the car for you and an understated Arnage in respectful Masons Black may be more appropriate, however, if you feel the need to remind the world that 'you have arrived', this striking Continental R Mulliner may well be perfect. Finished in a 'Special Order' Silver enhanced by flared wheel arches, aerodynamic door sills, wing vents and purposeful bumpers, it appears to have been hewn from a block of solid aluminium and finely sculpted by a set-designer from 'Space:1999'.

If the car's exterior is rather special then its interior can only be described as dramatic. Bentley offered buyers of the R Mulliner a bit of a free hand when it came to the cars internal specification and, in this case, the car's first owner has created something akin to the control room on 'Moonbase Alpha'. As well as all the traditional Mulliner features including chrome

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1973 Jensen Interceptor III 1973 Jensen Interceptor III

1973 Jensen Interceptor III

Lot #162 (Sale Order 162 of 101)

  • J-Series car built in November 1972 and first registered on the 14/01/1973

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, indicating just 58,211 miles (atoc) supported by a detailed history

  • From a private collection and recently subject to a thorough overhaul from "bumper to bumper"

  • Very smart in gleaming Cerise Red with a magnolia leather interior in fine condition

  • Subtly upgraded with modern suspension, stainless exhaust and a Holley carburettor

  • Supplied with a substantial history file including a current MOT, V5c, original handbook, restoration invoices and old photographs

Surely one of the most handsome and distinctive sports tourers ever made, the Jensen Interceptor was a fabulous amalgam of Italian style, American muscle and British craftsmanship. Styled by Touring of Milan with some subtle tweaks by Vignale (who also made the first bodies) it was initially powered by a 6,276cc Chrysler V8 driving the rear wheels through a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and had dragster-like performance. A natural rival to the Aston Martin V8, it was equally rare, equally expensive, better made and marginally more potent to boot, making it perhaps the classic car bargain of the modern age.

The second generation arrived in 1969 and featured many detail improvements including revised front suspension and brakes, cleaner front end styling and a more modern dashboard. Power was also up slightly to 330bhp and 425lb/ft of torque. Produced between 1971 and 1973, the Interceptor III was the final iteration and represented the pinnacle of Jensen car development. Of the 2,477 Interceptor IIIs produced 1,107 were allocated to RHD markets and we understand that in 2019 just 239 were licenced for road use in the UK.

Manufactured in 1972 and first registered on the 14 January 1973, this is a UK supplied, right-hand drive, J-series Interceptor III that has covered a little over 58,000 miles supported by a substantial history file with MOTs dating back to the mid-1970s. Having spent some time looking for the best possible example, our vendor found this car 9-years ago and was impressed by the aforementioned history file and its excellent mechanical condition. He set about an extensive programme of works completing the restoration in 2018 with a high quality ‘glass out’ bare metal respray in this lovely shade of Cerise. Some sensible upgrades were incorporated into the overhaul including a more modern suspension set up, stainless steel sports exhaust system and a Holley carburettor all working together in unison with the burbling 7.2-litre V8 to provide an exciting and focused driving experience.

The Jensen is accompanied by its original handbooks, a wealth of MOTs, invoices for servicing and maintenance over the years, more recent invoices for parts and labour supporting the overhaul and a number of photographs. It's described as ‘on the button’, presenting and performing very well.

Some cars look powerful, some look expensive and a few, a very few, look genuinely beautiful and to achieve all three at once is remarkable. With less than 250 examples believed to have survived in the UK, owning one of these stylish Anglo-American GTs offers access to a rather exclusive club.

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2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S

2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S

Lot #163 (Sale Order 163 of 101)

  • Launched in 2004, the Vanquish S featured an increase in engine power to 520bhp from 460, revised gear and back axle ratios and a much-improved paddle-shift gear change

  • 1 of only 375, right-hand drive S variants built, this lovely example has covered just 28,300 miles (atoc)

  • A superb combination of Tungsten Silver with Obsidian Black leather and red calipers

  • Very well spec'd with Plus 2 seating, Linn hi-fi, Motorola car phone, and satellite navigation

  • Great history. 11 main dealer stamps, last two at Aston Works Service at Newport Pagnell

  • New discs and tyres plus a full refresh of the underneath three/four years ago

  • Our vendor has generously included cherished registration number VS55 AML in the sale

  • This desirable Aston appears to be guided very sensibly for such a rare car

The Vanquish was built in two versions, a two-seater and what became known as the ‘2+2’ with a couple of child-friendly rear seats filling the space that in the two-seater was occupied by a shelf for a golf bag or other luggage. A pleasing blend of up-to-the-minute technology and traditional materials, the interior was dominated by an imposing aluminium centre console extending from fascia to transmission tunnel. Connolly leather upholstery, Wilton carpeting and quilted Alcantara headlining emphasised its Aston Martin heritage for, despite its advanced specification, the Vanquish was built like all other Astons before it, one at a time and by hand. Production ceased in 2007, by which time the model had been upgraded as the Vanquish ‘S’ and the UK list price had risen to over £185,000. The Vanquish is yet another 'James Bond' Aston Martin, having featured in 'Die Another Day' starring Pierce Brosnan as the eponymous secret agent.

The car offered here is an example of the revamped Vanquish ‘S’ that superseded the original version following its debut at the Paris Auto Show in 2004. Chief upgrade concerned the engine, which now produced 520bhp, an output good enough to whistle the 'S' up to 200mph, a figure only recently exceeded by the Aston 177. The previously optional Sports Dynamic Pack of enhanced steering, suspension and brakes came as standard with the ‘S’. It was the last of the line of handbuilt Aston Martins, the last model to be produced at the Newport Pagnell factory and, with only 375 built in right-hand drive, is now a very rare car. At circa £185,000 when new in 2005, exclusivity had its price.

Having owned a DB4 for many years, one of the first Aston Martins produced at Newport Parnell, our vendor was keen to bookend his Astons with a Vanquish ‘S’ the last model to roll out of the factory gates at Newport Pagnell and he commenced a thorough search for the best example he could find. A number of cars were inspected before his search culminated in this lovely example. Its previous owner had intended it to be the centrepiece of a museum in Devon dedicated to “The Best of British”, however, in 2013 the plan was changed and a decision was taken to auction the entire collection. Our determined vendor drove 300 miles there and back to test drive the Vanquish which was duly purchased after an active bidding contest. The original auction catalogue is in the history file.

Classically finished in Tungsten Silver with Black leather (coincidentally the same as the "Die Another Day” car) it’s the practical Plus Two version and was fitted from new with a Linn Hi-Fi, Motorola car phone, Sat-Nav and red brake calipers. Our vendor was particularly attracted by its traceable ownership, being a highly spec’d dealer demonstrator, one family and just two owners together with a full main dealer service history which sealed the deal. An indicated mileage of 23,000 showed that the Aston had seen light regular use and it drove so much better than many much lower mileage examples that he had inspected.

Immediately after purchase Vanquish specialists, Bamford Rose, were entrusted with the car with instructions to completely go through it sorting out any niggles and concerns. The Vanquish has been maintained regardless of expense and the most recent couple of services have, reassuringly, been carried out at Aston Works Service. A complete car assessment by Aston Works is included within the large histo

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Registration number TWO 80B Registration number TWO 80B

Registration number TWO 80B

Lot #164 (Sale Order 164 of 101)

Registration number TWO 80B on retention certificate - when two Bobs are better than one!

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Registration number 2 KOX Registration number 2 KOX

Registration number 2 KOX

Lot #165 (Sale Order 165 of 101)

Registration number 2 KOX on retention certificate- the rowers out there will know that 1 Cox is scary enough but 2 !!!

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Registration number UEA 1 Registration number UEA 1

Registration number UEA 1

Lot #166 (Sale Order 166 of 101)

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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Lot #167 (Sale Order 167 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand-drive, indicating just 88,219 miles (atoc), presenting in outstanding condition

  • Gleaming Guards Red paintwork with electric, heated seats recently professionally detailed and protected

  • Substantial maintenance record with recent expenditure of over £10,000

  • Offered HPI clean with a current MOT Certificate, original Porsche books, tyre inflator and tools

  • A rare, collectable, genuine Turbo S, 1 of 77, on offer from a meticulous private collector

This UK-supplied, right-hand-drive Porsche 944 Turbo S is classically finished in Guards Red and was first registered on 1st August 1988. The smart interior is in black leatherette with a black and white, ‘pin-stripe’ velour and interestingly, the sports seats were deleted in favour of electric, heated comfort seats. Another interesting option on this Turbo S is that the car was ordered with a request for the M44.51 engine as opposed to the M44.52 that would normally have been fitted to this model year, perhaps opting for the earlier unit without the spring-loaded cam-belt tensioner.

Today, this special and rare 944 Turbo S presents beautifully with a superb and detailed maintenance record. Indicating just 88,219 miles at the time of cataloguing with just three previous owners, it's clear to see by looking through the substantial history folder that this example has been very well maintained from new. After its purchase in 2017, our fastidious vendor, a Porsche enthusiast, sent the 944 to the local Porsche main dealer in Wolverhampton for a full check over and the subsequent work included fitting the correct M030 sports shock absorbers, a full brake service, a short shift gear lever kit and an uprated gear linkage with a final invoice for £2,700.00. A little later, the car was taken to the Porsche specialist CMS in Telford for further maintenance and this included a new throttle position sensor, cable and fuel pump. To enhance the car's performance, a refurbished KKK turbocharger was fitted along with an ECU update taking the power output up to a claimed 290bhp. To ensure the Porsche presents as well as it performs, it has recently been extensively detailed including a three-stage machine polish with a final application of Gtechniq ceramic coating.

As you will see looking through the images and video footage in this listing, this beautiful Turbo S can only be described as outstanding. Offered with its original books including the service record stamped up-to-date, the tool kit, tyre inflator, a substantial folder of invoices, old MOT Certificates, its current MOT valid until January 2021 and other related documents.

Only 1,000 examples of the Turbo 'S' were built in total with just 77 in RHD and only a handful in Guards Red so this is a very good opportunity to take ownership of an interesting and rare Porsche from the late 1980s. Revered for excellent handling, these transaxle models are becoming increasingly collectable and difficult to source in such fine condition.

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1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Group 2 Evocation 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Group 2 Evocation

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Group 2 Evocation

Lot #168 (Sale Order 168 of 101)

  • The BMW E9 3.0 CSL (Coupe Sport Light) was built as an homologation special to allow the car to be eligible to race in the European Touring Car Championship

  • Unveiled in 1971 at the Geneva Motor show, production ran until 1975 (1,265 cars in total)

  • This ‘Batmobile’ replica is based on a 1973 E9 CS shell, completed to a very high specification and would cost considerably over £100,000 to replicate

  • Powered by an M30 Alpina B10 unit, mated to a five-speed Getrag dog-leg gearbox

  • Full FIA/HTP roll cage, fuel cell, race seats, 6-point harness, lightweight wings, doors, bonnet and boot, plus full ‘Batmobile’ rear wing and air scoop

  • Fantastic road/track day car but could also be a very serious racing car with some minor tweaks

  • Cherished registration number 4 BYJ will stay with the car

This superbly presented, left-hand drive recreation of the legendary ‘Batmobile’ is a fantastic road/track day car but has the potential, with a few modifications, to become a competitive historic competition car. Painstakingly created over a five-year period by its previous owner, ‘4BYJ’ is based on a 1973 BMW CS shell prepared with enormous attention to detail and a very high standard of workmanship. The engine is an M30 Alpina B10 unit, overhauled by Fritz's Bits of Somerset and this is mated to a five-speed Getrag dog-leg gearbox. An aluminium boot, bonnet and doors have been fitted, together with Image wheels, a Sideloader LSD, Brembo front brakes, a ducted side exhaust, new windscreen and rubbers, plumbed-in fire extinguisher, ATL fuel cell to FIA standard FT3-1999 (with a Certificate of Conformance valid until 2022), OMP race seat (in compliance with FIA standard 8859-1999), racing harness and a Custom Cages roll cage.

Our vendor, a well-known collector and historic racing driver bought the ‘Batmobile’ from its previous owner, who commissioned the initial build, and has painstakingly gone through this wonderful machine during his ownership and the results are clear to see. Interestingly, going through the history file, there is some correspondence between our vendor and the MSA as to the car's potential eligibility for FIA papers. Our vendor informs us that he’s been advised that there are five minor areas that would need to be addressed in order to potentially obtain an FIA HTP.

1. Change the bell housing for the period-correct item.

2. Change the clutch slave cylinder.

3. Change the distributor

4. Change the Brembo calipers for original BMW parts

5. The exhaust should not be recessed into the bodywork and a small section of the floor would need to be returned to manufacturer's spec.

Our vendor has preferred to use this fabulous replica for road use during his ownership and he is generously including the cherished private plate ‘4 BYJ’ in the sale. Finished in Chamonix White with the classic 'M Sport' stripes in Process Blue, Purple 268 and Warm Red and sounding fabulous, this fantastic homage to the iconic ‘Batmobile’ would cost considerably over £100k to replicate today. Accompanied by the aforementioned history file, correspondence with the MSA, along with its UK V5C, Silverstone Auctions are proud to offer this superbly crafted homage to one of the most legendary Touring Cars in BMW’s history.

For those of us of a certain age, there is a huge amount of appeal in being able to enjoy a serious 'track day' on a Thursday at Silverstone in a gorgeous, well-sorted, E9 'Batmobile' and 'burble up' in the same car at your favourite pub on a Sunday lunchtime.

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1965 Porsche 912 1965 Porsche 912

1965 Porsche 912

Lot #169 (Sale Order 169 of 101)

  • Delightful, early 5-dial dashboard, short wheelbase, 5-speed, four-cylinder 912

  • Imported from the USA in 2009. Subject to extensive works by Tower Bridge Porsche (£28,000)

  • Further invoices (Strasse, Roger Bray and Renn Sport) take total spend to over £42,000

  • Full, engine and glass-out respray in Porsche Schwarz 041, new interior, new headlining

  • New floor pans, inner and outer sills, fuel tank and fuel lines, and refurbed alloys

  • Fitted with a rebuilt, period-correct, original 912 engine dated 1967. (original 'matching-numbers' engine block is included in the sale)

The question of how to tempt new customers into Porsche ownership has always been problematic. On the one hand, you're trying to uphold the reputation of the company as a purveyor of high-quality, high-performance sports cars whilst on the other, you're anxious not to alienate those potential customers whose budget won't stretch to a new 911. In 1964, Porsche had just such a problem with the sales of their new 911 proving a touch disappointing and continuing demand for the 356, which was scheduled to be phased out, necessitating that the production lines kept rolling. The solution seemed to be financial, and the decision was made to replace the 356 with a four-cylinder, more appropriately priced 911 and, as a result, the 912 (initially 902) was conceived.

Like so many Porsche 912s, this particular example was delivered new in left-hand drive to its first owner in the USA during December 1965. Originally finished in Aga Blue with a Beige leatherette interior, the car was ordered with tinted glass and chrome wheel hubs. Some 44 years later in 2009, it was imported to the UK from the US (a copy of a Certificate of Title for Virginia State resides in the history file) and, upon arrival, was subject to extensive works by marque specialists, Tower Bridge Porsche. The work included; stripping of interior and removal of glass, removal of engine and gearbox, replacement floor pans, inner and outer sills, new fuel tank, new fuel lines, replacement headlining, refurbishment of the Fuchs alloys, a full respray in Porsche Schwarz 041 and a new interior featuring Renn Sport houndstooth sports seats and Coco mats. The invoice for this work totalled £28,000 and there are a host of parts invoices from Strasse, Roger Bray and Renn Sport also included in the history file with total spend exceeding £42,000. The car is currently fitted with a rebuilt original, period-correct (1967) 912 engine which was fitted by Strasse in 2013. The 'matching-numbers' engine block is included in the sale but will require a rebuild before it can be married to the car once again. Supplied with a UK V5C, this is a good opportunity to acquire a really smart, 5-dial dashboard, 5-speed, short-wheelbase Porsche 912.

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1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Lot #170 (Sale Order 170 of 101)

  • Comprehensive and meticulous restoration by one of the world's leading Alfa specialists

  • The brief was to create the ultimate 8-valve GTV for fast road use, "a Concours drivers car"

  • Tuned and serviced by Cranmore GT and rolling road set up by Aldon Automotive 2017

  • £3,500 spent in July 2017 with Alfaholics refurbing steering box and ignition system

  • Air conditioning fitted in 2015 (£2,550). Comprehensive history file. Fresh MOT

This sublime 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV is an original UK right-hand drive car supplied by Alfa London on the 02.07.1974 and has been the subject of a most comprehensive and meticulous restoration by Bonello Auto Services in Newcastle, one of the world's leading Alfa Rome specialists. The brief was to “Create the ultimate 8-valve GTV for fast road use incorporating the best of period and modern materials, products and engineering to create a Concours 'drivers' car".

An outline of the restoration: Bare metal restoration incorporating n/o/s panels (from Alfa specialists in Italy), 4 wings, inner, mid and outer sills, front panel etc. Painted with 'Standox' paint refinishing system in “Alfa Romeo Rosso 501”. A 1750 grille was fitted as it was preferred. All interior trim renewed, including veneers, headlining, carpets etc. Fully rebuilt & reupholstered seats by TA & JM Coburn. 4 x hidden inertia reel seatbelts. New wiring harness incorporating modern relays. Harvey-Bailey suspension kit, Regina adjustable top arms, Bilsteins all round plus drilled & grooved discs. Period-perfect magnesium Momo Vega alloys. Totally rebuilt matching numbers engine - Lightened & dynamically balanced, 180 bhp, new Colombo & Bariani 12mm cams New 45 DCOE, 0.41 high comp pistons, twin electric fans, electronic ignition plus full GTA manifold and system. Full gearbox rebuild by Cloverleaf Transmissions. Limited Slip Differential rebuilt to complement the transmission specification.

The restoration was completed in October 2011. Air Conditioning was fitted in 2015 at a cost of £2,550 to make this Alfa useable in any weather and £3,500 was spent in July 2017 with Alfaholics refurbing the steering box and ignition system before the car was sent to Aldon Automotive for a rolling road set up. Full details and photographs are in the comprehensive history file.

Restored to the highest level, with all the right bits, by all the right people, this beautiful 2000 GTV must surely be one of the most desirable available anywhere in the world today and, at a fraction of the build cost, it represents a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in the best that classic Alfa Romeo ownership has to offer.

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1984 Maserati Merak SS 1984 Maserati Merak SS

1984 Maserati Merak SS

Lot #171 (Sale Order 171 of 101)

  • One of the last RHD/UK-delivered examples with just 16,000 miles

  • More powerful and lightweight SS model with 220bhp

  • 1 of just 312 SS 'Bora dashboard' examples with a fully documented service history

  • In superb unrestored condition with many original and rare features

  • Collector-quality and ready for any Concours event

Maserati followed-up its first mid-engined supercar - the Bora - with the similar Merak. Launched in 1972, the latter was intended as competition for Ferrari’s top-selling Dino 246 and used a stretched, 3.0-litre, 190bhp version of the four-cam V6 that had debuted in the Citroën SM (the French firm owned Maserati at the time). The unitary construction chassis, all-independent suspension and impeccable handling remained basically as the V8-engined Bora’s, though the Merak offered the convenience of ‘+2’ seating in the rear and superior all-round vision thanks to its distinctive rear ‘flying buttresses’.

Competition from Ferrari’s new Dino V8 prompted the introduction of a more powerful and lightweight version - the Merak SS (Tipo AM122/A) with 220bhp engine and revised interior - for 1975, ZF transmission being adopted shortly after. The SS was distinguished by a black grille between the pop-up headlights. A Maserati-designed upper fascia with round instruments and a four-spoke steering wheel replaced the previous SM-derived interior. Later cars (and RHD examples) were bestowed with the full driver-oriented dashboard and three-spoke padded steering wheel from the Bora.

Changes made to the SS suspension greatly improved ride comfort over that of the original Merak and the phasing out of the Citroen brakes in favour of a more conventional system addressed some of the criticisms levelled at the earlier version. Widely recognised as one of the finest, if not the finest, of contemporary V6s, the Merak SS engine proved smooth, powerful, and capable of delivering its urge over a surprisingly wide range for such a high-performance engine. Like any true thoroughbred, the Merak possessed handling commensurate with its breath-taking acceleration and 150mph maximum speed. "Performance and handling are the raison d’être of a mid-engined sports car, and the Merak’s astounding cornering power is a match for its straight-line punch," observed Motor magazine.

The most successful Maserati of its day, the Merak ceased production in 1983 after 1,817 examples had been built, with just 312 of them being the later 'Bora dashboard' SS version.

The car presented here is a RHD (denoted by its odd, not even, chassis number) 1984 Maserati Merak SS, a very late ('Bora dashboard') example that was originally supplied new to the UK and first registered here on 18th May 1984. In its original and striking colours of Blu Celeste over Blu Sera, this ‘time-warp’ example has covered just 16,000 documented miles (26,000 kms) with only four owners.

Considered wholly unrestored and in an original state, the panel gaps and bodywork still appear factory-finished, with no signs of corrosion. Likewise, the stylish interior (in an extremely rare cloth type, supposedly only used for a run of 2 weeks due to supply reasons) and engine bay both present in superb unmolested condition and wholly commensurate with the low mileage. It has a full service history (documented in the original service book), as well as a separate file containing a huge number of detailed invoices for work carried out, virtual every MOT Certificate from new and factory supplied equipment and material, including the owner’s operating handbook, Maserati parts catalogue, the original duplicate set of keys, original spare wheel (unused) still with factory stickers, jack and original tool kit. Recent work includes the fitting of a new clutch (c£2,000), a complete stainless-steel exhaust system (c£1,500) and c£2,500 spent with renowned Maserati specialists Emblem Sports Cars.

A rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage Merak SS possessing impeccable history.

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1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

Lot #172 (Sale Order 172 of 101)

  • Superbly finished in Amethyst over Cotswold hide with Indigo piping

  • Burr Elm veneered door panel inserts, rear-quarter vanity mirrors, steering wheel and picnic tables

  • Three keepers and only 21,000 miles. Documented speedometer change at 8,248 miles

  • Powered by the silky-smooth BMW M73 V12 mated to a 5-speed ZF automatic

  • Good service history with main dealers and specialists. Most recent at P & A Wood (09/19)

  • Style, comfort and exclusivity available at less than a quarter of its list price new

The Graham Hull-penned Silver Seraph was a clear statement of Rolls-Royce's intention to reclaim the coveted title of the producer of “The Best Car in the World”. Following a long gestation period, it was eventually only made for four years, from 1998 to 2002 and replaced the Silver Spur, which ended production in 1997. All Seraphs were hand-built at the factory in Crewe which stopped assembling Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley. The Seraph was powered by a 5.4-litre, aluminium-alloy, BMW M73 V12 engine making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III. The transmission was a 5-speed automatic and standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control, and anti-lock brakes. The car had a base price of £155,175 in the UK at the time and just 1,570 Seraphs slipped quietly out of the Crewe gates during that four-year period.

This lovely Seraph is finished in the most remarkable colour of Amethyst. From a distance it appears to be the traditional and respectable Rolls-Royce hue of Midnight Blue almost Black, however, step a little closer and, as the Sun reflects off the substantial flanks of this striking motor car, you are rewarded with a kaleidoscope of colours moving from deep blue through mauve, purple, even red mica, subtle but simply stunning. The sumptuous interior is classic RR and features 'Cotswold' leather seating piped in Indigo, Burr Elm cross-banded veneers, Navy Blue carpet and Lambswool over-rugs throughout. The steering wheel is a work of art with circular Burr Elm veneer and Navy Blue leather and, arguably, is worth the car's asking price on its own.

Naturally, these luxurious motor cars are comprehensively equipped but one additional factory option was to have a pop-up screen with a reversing camera which is indeed fitted to this car, however, our vendor has just spent around £5,000 with a marque specialist having the pop-up screen modified to house the most recent, top of the range, Garmin touch-screen Sat Nav with an updated rearview camera as well as front and rear parking sensors.

Serviced meticulously throughout its life by Rolls-Royce specialists P&A Wood, the odometer was changed under warranty at just over 8,200 miles, and given the currently displayed mileage, indicates that this car has travelled only 21,000 miles during its 21-year life.

The finest motor car in the world? Who knows, but it was the first Rolls built under BMW ownership and is all the better for it. The Seraph, particularly in this spectacular colour combination, makes a statement without saying a word. Letting your heart rule your head has rarely been so rewarding.

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1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet 1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

Lot #173 (Sale Order 173 of 101)

  • UK delivered (C-16), right-hand drive, Tiptronic car with a warranted 43,475 miles (atoc)

  • Tastefully specified in Midnight Blue with Marble Grey leather, black soft top and silver alloys

  • Superb history folder and the original book-pack including the service booklet stamped up-to-date most recently by marque specialists

  • In lovely condition with recent expenditure of £5,000 on maintenance and aesthetics

  • Revered modern classic sports car noted for its excellent build quality and sure-footed handling

The Porsche (project no.) 968 made its debut in 1991 and was effectively the last gasp for the long-lived 924 line. Originally mooted as the 944 S3, the new number was probably more a result of pressure from the marketing department, but it was right for recessionary Porsche wrestling with struggling sales. Visually, it was the biggest step forward since the launch of the original 944 in 1981, with only the doors, roof and tailgate being carried over from the 944. The new front-end with 928 style pop-up headlamps did bring a touch of modernity.

It was powered by an updated version of the 944's straight-four 3.0-litre, now with 237bhp. Changes to the 968's powertrain included the addition of Porsche's, then-new, 'Varioram' variable valve timing system, newly optimised induction and exhaust systems, a dual-mass flywheel, updated engine management electronics and the dual-mode Tiptronic automatic became an option.

First registered on the 24/05/1994, this right-hand drive (C-16) UK-supplied Porsche 968 had been very tastefully specified in Midnight Blue with Marble Grey leather. It was optioned from new with a dark blue hood, Tiptronic (automatic) transmission, 17’’ Cup-style alloy wheels, the 'Cup' steering wheel and an upgraded stereo system compatible with a modern iPhone.

With just three registered keepers to date, it's clear to see that this sparkling 968 has been well looked after over the years. It's in lovely condition and has benefitted from recent expenditure of around £5,000 on maintenance and aesthetics ensuring the little Porsche remains in top form. The indicated mileage of 43,475 is supported by a comprehensive service history and the car is accompanied by its original Porsche book-pack containing the service book/owner's manuals and the tool kit is also present. The MoT is up-to-date and valid until March 2021 with no advisories. As you can see from the video attached to this listing, the electric hood operates as it should and we are informed by our vendor that the car drives as well as it looks.

Today, these modern classic sports cars offer superb value for money and, as you would expect from one of the world’s most highly regarded sports car manufacturers, the performance matches the excellent build quality. These 968s look as good on the road today as they did when new in the '90s and running costs needn’t be painful either with many marque specialists available for routine maintenance.

Summer is just around the corner and this Cabriolet is a lovely example in a super colour, with decent history and very sensibly guided.

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1960/1997 AC ACE 1960/1997 AC ACE

1960/1997 AC ACE

Lot #174 (Sale Order 174 of 101)

  • Built from a genuine Ace chassis and components purchased from the AC factory

  • The engine is fitted with one of only three aluminium cylinder heads made by the works

  • It was recently completely stripped and fast-road tuned by Rod Briggs at around £10,000

  • Only 140 running-in miles since. The car has covered a genuine 14,900 miles from new

  • Overdrive fitted is fitted which works in third and fourth gear

  • Agreed age as 1960 with appropriate road tax and MOT benefits

  • The car was completed in 1997 and is accompanied by a fascinating history file containing details of its interesting provenance and impressive specification

In the 1970's, this Ace's owner at the time was restoring an AC Aceca, '8 HPL' and during the restoration, he made many visits to AC cars in Thames Ditton and got to know the Service Manager, Fred Larrimore. In 1981 AC Cars were closing their Thames Ditton factory and Fred mentioned that they had the chassis from an Ace that had been dismantled and returned to the stores and that it would be possible to buy it (original invoice on file) and he was able to buy the chassis from an Ace that had been dismantled and returned to the stores (see invoice on file). Furthermore, Fred was able to provide nearly all the parts to complete the car, pointing out that these were not necessarily from the Ace chassis in question but that they were of contemporary Ace origin.

The parts and impressive specification for this car include:

  • Aluminium bodywork including front and rear wings; front quarter and internal panels including the inner wheel arches, boot sides and floor, main bulkhead panels front and rear and some of the minor in-fill panels

  • Other body parts included unused superstructure tubing and the bonnet, boot, and door frames

  • The rear wings were made from 18-gauge aluminium rather than 16-gauge and apparently had been formed for a lightweight competition Ace that was never constructed

  • The body was completed on an Ace 'buck' by Aubrey Finburgh at Classic Autos, including the in-fill panels between the wings

  • The superstructure was completed by Tom Bowhill from Cheltenham, who also attached the bodywork to the frame. A new cockpit floor was made and the door panels, boot, and bonnet were all attached to the ex-works tubular framework

  • The main scuttle tubing was changed to stainless steel to prevent corrosion from the exposed open ends

  • The small tubes that secure the inner wishbone pins likewise were changed to stainless as they tend to seize in the mild- steel ones and become extremely difficult to remove

  • Within the parts from the factory were an AC lightweight competition gearbox (magnesium casing) and a standard ENV differential

  • All the suspension parts are of factory origin, including wishbones, uprights, stub axles, etc.

  • The braking system with Alfin drums is factory, as is the steering mechanism that includes an original wood-rim steering wheel (these were made by the 'Cheltenham Shopfitting Company' now long gone)

  • The seats are factory items but needed alteration from Ace 2.6 (or Cobra?) to Ace shape

  • With the exception of the ammeter, all the instruments are factory and new cotton-insulated wiring was employed in the reconstruction

  • An overdrive was added after the car's completion

  • The hood and frame are proprietary items, whilst the tonneau is factory but was for a left-hand drive car and has been converted

  • The windscreen is a curved late Ace style purchased from the factory and fitted in a frame made by Brasscraft.

  • An aluminium fuel tank was purchased from the factory

  • The exhaust manifold is a copy of the original one fitted to the vendor's Aceca and was made by Len Hartley, who used to make manifolds for Formula 1 cars. A number of such manifolds were made for ACOC members

Numbered close to the original, an appropriate engine was obtained from Nigel Dawes and rebuilt by Rod Briggs. Very importantly, this engine is fitted with one of only three aluminium cylinder heads made by the works. The whereabouts of the other two are not known. Fred Larrimore stated that the head was the one used by Bob 'Sideways' Staples in

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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

Lot #175 (Sale Order 175 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, indicating just 81,436 miles (atoc) supported by a comprehensive service record

  • Presented in gleaming Alpine White paintwork with black sports seats and unmarked Tele-dial alloys

  • Offered with its original book packs and a large history file including 18 MOTs and a wealth of invoices

  • Becoming increasingly sought after in such good condition, these trans-axle era Porsches represent superb value

The lovely Porsche presented here is a 1986 944 Turbo Coupé and is a C16 (UK-supplied), RHD example finished in the classic Porsche colour combination of Alpine White with Black leather and Porsche pin-stripe cloth sports seats. This sparkling example has clearly been very well cared for over the years with many parts having been either replaced or fully reconditioned and has recently benefitted from a full cambelt service at 80,345 miles (current mileage is 81,436), plus a new exhaust manifold heat shield and new hydraulic engine mounts. Our vendor describes the car as being "nice and powerful on boost, well-balanced, precise and comfortable". It's accompanied by an extensive history file documenting regular service intervals in the original maintenance booklet (almost entirely full of Porsche OPC stamps), numerous invoices, an original book-pack with driver's manual, radio instructions manual plus MOT Certificates going back 17 years, helping to verify the mileage.

This is a super example of one of the most sought-after Porsches from the 1990s. The 944, the 968 and even the 928 are seeing their values rise in the wake of the '911 explosion' and front-engined Porsches are having the renaissance they richly deserve. This delightful example is very competitively guided and could open the door into the rather exclusive club of Porsche ownership.

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1996 Porsche 911 (993) S 'Cup' Evocation 1996 Porsche 911 (993) S 'Cup' Evocation

1996 Porsche 911 (993) S 'Cup' Evocation

Lot #176 (Sale Order 176 of 101)

  • Started life as a European-delivered 1997(MY) 993 ‘S’ coupe; now fully UK-registered

  • Race/track-prepared in Italy with no expense spared in 2012 by Porsche motorsport specialists Autorlando-Sport of Pedrengo

  • Enhanced and fitted out to a very high specification, including a 3.8-litre 340bhp engine with Cup intake, full sports chassis, GEMS ECU engine management system, brake bias system, multi-point roll-cage, Cargraphi exhaust and Sabelt Monte Carlo seats

  • Purchased by a prominent Greek car collector in 2014 and in 2015 sent to UK specialists Paragon Porsche for a full engine rebuild and a gearbox upgrade to RS-spec (c£23,000); very little use since

  • Tested by Paragon Porsche around the Donnington Circuit and said to be "almost as quick as a Cup car"

  • A very special, lightweight, road-legal, track-day machine with a very good pedigree, at a tempting guide

The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design.

The 993 ‘Cup’ car followed on from where the 964 ‘Cup’ left off, a purpose-built racing car designed for Porsche’s one-make racing series and helped to further cement the legendary status of the 911 as a motorsport icon. Original 993 ‘Cup’ cars still qualify for a number of championships worldwide and are ideal for anyone considering taking up historic racing, representing excellent value for money, but still command a price-tag of £200,000 or more, when compared to the likes of the RSR and GT2 models.

The car presented here started life as a European-delivered 1997(MY) Porsche 911 (993) ‘S’ coupe. In circa 2012, it is understood that an avid car collector and racer acquired the base/standard car in Italy and to avoid having to use his other cars on track, he decided to have this car race-prepared with no expense spared. He entrusted Porsche motorsport specialists ‘Autorlando-Sport’ of Pedrengo in Italy (who have confirmed they did carry out the work and have press-release images of the car, also confirming that the base car had never previously been involved in an accident) to professionally convert it to fast-road/track specification, in the guise of a Porsche ‘Cup’ car.

The car was enhanced and fitted out to a very high specification, including a 3.8-litre 340bhp engine with Cup intake, full sports chassis, GEMS ECU engine management system, brake-bias system, multi-point roll-cage, Cargraphi exhaust, Sabelt Monte Carlo seats and harnesses, extractable OM steering wheel, competition dashboard (with cut-out switch and electronic instruments), access to the fuses and relays, Cup body kit, lightened doors, lightweight wheels, Plexiglass rear and side windows, ventilated and drilled Brembo disc brakes. This is a competition car and we would advise that interested parties satisfy themselves as to the exact specification.

In 2014, the car was purchased in France by a prominent Greek car collector for almost 70,000 Euros, and in 2015 he sent it to UK specialists Paragon Porsche for a full engine rebuild (new barrels, pistons, crankshaft etc.) and for the gearbox to be upgraded to RS-spec, in total costing circa £23,000. The car has been little used since, having had a recent inspection with a marque specialist.

A great opportunity to acquire a specialist 993 Porsche, which is also road-legal, at a very tempting guide price given the expenditure that has been endowed on it.

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2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Lot #177 (Sale Order 177 of 101)

  • Stunning in Blue Haze over sand leather and Burr Walnut. Navy blue hood

  • 6.0-litre V12 producing 450bhp and 420lb/ft. mated to a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox

  • Luxuriously trimmed in leather, aluminium and polished wood. Electrically-operated soft top

  • Bonded aluminium and lightweight composites make it twice as stiff as the DB7 but 25% lighter

  • Just 49,500 miles indicated. Last serviced by MDL Specialist Cars 1,000 miles ago (£4,800)

  • Supplied with its AM service records containing nine stamps, invoices MOTs etc

  • The cherished registration illustrated does not form part of the sale

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1969 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia 'Bay Window' Camper Van 1969 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia 'Bay Window' Camper Van

1969 Volkswagen Type 2 Westfalia 'Bay Window' Camper Van

Lot #178 (Sale Order 178 of 101)

  • Lovely, left-hand drive US-market car imported to the UK in 2009

  • Comprehensive restoration some years ago in the States and still stunning to this day

  • Superbly finished in White over Velvet Green with a classic Westfalia interior

  • Desirable ‘Pop Top’ with a ‘Rock n’ Roll’ bed and front seat hammock!

  • Complete with additional awning, electric hook up and USB connect

  • Recent full mechanical overhaul and fresh MOT by 'Type-2 Detectives'

  • Good history file including details from the USA and UK

Starting in 1951, Volkswagen offered an officially sanctioned camper conversion for its Type 2 by Westfalia-Werke of Franz Knobel & Sohne in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany. Interiors were panelled in birch plywood and standard equipment included screened jalousie windows, a laminated folding table, storage cabinets, an icebox and electrical hookups. Some models included a sink and pressure water system. A number of fold-out seat arrangements provided sleeping accommodation and optional equipment included a pop-up roof section, awnings and side tents, a chemical toilet, camping equipment, a small map table and even a child's crib in the driver's cab.

This, comprehensively restored 1969 VW Westfalia Camper is finished in Velvet Green and White – a ‘classic’ colour combination evoking memories of years gone by. It was a US resident from new in 1969 until arriving on these shores in 2009 and just prior to import, was the subject of a comprehensive restoration, including bodywork, interior and engine and remains in stunning condition throughout to this day. In 2016, the present owner decided that the mechanical aspects of the camper could do with a refresh and with that in mind presented his pride and joy to the well-respected ‘Type 2 Detectives’ in Cambridge to work their magic. They carried out a complete mechanical overhaul, including an engine check and tune, full gearbox rebuild, brake overhaul, Bilstein shocks, replacement fuel lines and a complete underbody Waxoyl. Business commitments mean that the vehicle has only been used lightly recently but despite that, it has been regularly serviced and has just passed its MOT with flying colours. All accoutrements are in full working order including the fitted leisure battery, 16A coupler, USB connection and three-pin sockets. The passenger seat also has the addition of a heating element for the partner with a bad back ! Complete with ‘pop-top’ roof with double bed, rock-n-roll bed and even a front seat hammock! Also included is a desirable camping awning and solar charging panels to make life on the road that little bit easier.

Within the history file there are some details of later work in the States from 2003 to 2009, when it arrived here, but no real documentation prior to that. Since arriving in the UK, there is a complete annual MOT trace with its most recent carried out on 27/03/2020 at 54,931 miles and service records covering 2009 to the present day.

This genuine, early bay-window bus is in fabulous condition and strikes the perfect balance between 1960's camper-van cool, VW- enthusiast credibility and real-life modern drivability. It's fast enough but not too loud, long-legged and easy to drive, comfortable with good ride quality, and is ready-made fun for all the family.

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1960 Jaguar XK 150 'S' 3.4 Roadster 1960 Jaguar XK 150 'S' 3.4 Roadster

1960 Jaguar XK 150 'S' 3.4 Roadster

Lot #179 (Sale Order 179 of 101)

  • Matching-numbers, 3.4-litre 'S' Roadster looking fabulous in Old English White with red leather

  • The 250bhp 'S' utilised a Weslake-developed straight-port head, high-compression pistons, triple 2" SU carburettors, and twin electric fuel pumps

  • Built during January 1959 and exported to the Netherlands. Returned to the UK

  • Subsequently exported to the US where it spent most of its life until late 2017

  • We understand from the history that it "underwent a frame-off restoration some time ago"

  • Number of mechanical upgrades including a 5-speed manual gearbox conversion, JD Classics 4-wheel disc brakes, and an aluminium radiator with electric fan, stainless steel exhaust

  • Supplied with it's UK V5c, a couple of older MOTs, import documentation and an Idaho Certificate of Title

Introduced in the spring of 1957, the XK150 was available at first only in fixed and drophead coupé forms, the open roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 190bhp, the engine's maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140 so performance was little changed, however, 'Special Equipment' and 'S' versions offering 210 and 250bhp respectively soon became available. The substantial increase in horsepower was achieved by the introduction of the Weslake-developed 'straight-port' cylinder head, high-compression pistons, triple 2" SU carburettors, and twin electric fuel pumps. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were the transmission options, the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice, whilst a Thornton 'Powr-Lok' limited-slip differential was available for the XK150 'S'. Steel wheels remained the standard fitting, though XK150s so equipped are a great rarity, as most were sold in 'SE' (Special Equipment) specification with centre-lock wire wheels. The much-admired chromed Jaguar mascot was made available as an optional extra on an XK for the first time.

Classically finished in Old English White with bright red leather and silver wire wheels, it appears that this 'Chocolate Box' XK150'S' has lead a long and interesting life. On offer from a deceased estate, it's more recent history is not available, however we are lucky to have descriptions from a couple of auction houses who have offered the car in the past. From its Jaguar Heritage, we know that it was built in left-hand drive during January 1959 and that the original chassis and engine numbers match those currently in place. We believe the car was exported to the Netherlands for a period and was purchased there before spending some time in the UK and was subsequently exported to the US. We have a description of the Jaguar when it was offered for sale in June 2011 and offer it below to help get a bit of a feel for the XK

"This particular car is a matching-numbers, 3.4-litre XK150S that is extremely sound throughout. Its current owner purchased it in the Netherlands, where it had run several rallies including the Tulip. He imported the car to the United Kingdom, where he used and enjoyed the car for several years, including at Goodwood, and then imported it to the United States, where he has used it in a number of events including the Going to the Sun Rally. The car benefits from a number of thoughtful mechanical upgrades to make it an excellent driving example that is ideal for tours and events. Included in the upgrades are a 5-speed manual transmission conversion, as well as J.D. Classics sport fast road brake kit. The car comes with records from the last several years, showing regular maintenance and care, including the above upgrades, as well as new tyres, new shocks, new engine wiring harness, rebuilt starter, new clutch, clutch hydraulics, and regular services. The car is also equipped with a full stainless dual exhaust.The car is structurally excellent and presents well. It has a nice even patina, with excellent solid panels and good paintwork. Close inspection reveals chips and stress cracks, but the panels fit and operate well, especially the doors. The chrome is very nice throughout, with no significant pitting, and only light scratches. The wheels are excellent and wear new tyres, including the spare. The lights are excellent throughout, including the correct tripod type headlamps. The car is equipped with Lucas 'Flamethrower' fog lamps. The glazing is good throughout, though the windscreen has wiper marks and light ro

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2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R129) 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R129)

2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R129)

Lot #180 (Sale Order 180 of 101)

  • Delivered by Puttocks Mercedes-Benz of Guildford on the 18/04/2000

  • The SL500’s silky-smooth V8 engine is legendary for its subtle performance

  • The main dealer service history corroborates the mileage of some 27,915 miles (atoc)

  • Treated to a comprehensive schedule of detailing works some 100 miles ago

  • Presented to auction with an extensive history file and as one of the finest examples on the market

From a long lineage of beautiful Mercedes-Benz SLs, the R129-series was introduced in 1989 and continued the company's tradition of fast and reliable grand touring convertibles. Developed from the earlier R107 500SL, the brand new design was powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine producing some 302 bhp. The new model also featured an expanding roll-over bar, a fully electric hood, electric seats, mirrors, anti-lock brakes and a multi-link rear axle. A facelift of the R129 was carried out in 1995 which included revisions to the headlights, rear lights and automatic climate control. This particular right-hand drive Mercedes-Benz SL500 is finished in Tourmaline Green Metallic with a Mushroom leather interior and Burr Walnut trim.

The first stamp in the service book would suggest that the car was ordered, rather glamorously, through the Mercedes-Benz dealer on the Champs-Elysee, Paris, but delivered through Mercedes Benz Puttocks in Guildford, where it received its first service on 11th April 2000 having covered only 20 miles.

This car was ordered with an incredible list of options including a glass roof, Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Skyhook, Xenon headlights with cleaning equipment, a fire-extinguisher, multi-contour, heated electric seats with memory and pulse functions and an automatically dipping rearview mirror to name but a few. Maintenance duties on this wonderful car have always been carried out at Mercedes-Benz main dealers as seen in the Service Book which now displays a total of 8 stamps and can be found in the car's comprehensive history file along with the related invoices. The black electric roof is in superb condition as is the body-coloured hardtop. Supplied with a fresh MOT until May 2021, four new tyres, a V5C and its complete book pack containing all relevant literature, this very sharp SL500 is now showing some 27,7915 miles, at the time of cataloguing, from new and has had four owners prior to our vendor.

This is, without doubt, one of the finest SL500s we have ever offered and we urge you to view the car in person - it does not disappoint.

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1969 Jaguar D-Type Replica 1969 Jaguar D-Type Replica

1969 Jaguar D-Type Replica

Lot #181 (Sale Order 181 of 101)

  • Superbly finished D-Type 'Long Nose' replica based on a Realm kit expertly re-engineered to very high standards

  • Indicating less than 400 miles use (atoc) with invoices supporting a full engine rebuild in 2014

  • Over £60,000 in receipts from 2010 to date, recording a fully documented build with no expense spared

  • Offered with a V5c (registered as a 1969 Jaguar historic vehicle). Ready to be enjoyed

  • This superb re-creation respectfully and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all time

Realm Engineering of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has built up a fine reputation over almost four decades for its RAM recreations. In particular, their Jaguar D-Types have benefitted from chassis design input by Reynard Racing resulting in greater strength and ultimately better road-holding. After a three-hour stint behind the wheel of a Realm D-Type, Sir Jack Brabham commented: "That's a damn sight better than the original!"

Offered here we have a very handsome Realm Engineering-sourced, D-Type 'Long Nose' replica, registered as a 1969 Jaguar and finished to an incredibly high standard. Documents within the history folder indicate that a previous owner purchased this D-Type replica as a part-complete project in 2010. Not long after his purchase, the partly finished car was delivered to a local Jaguar specialist to be stripped down and fully rebuilt. Eyewateringly-large invoices hide within the car's history folder telling the story of a thorough breakdown and rebuild using, where necessary, many new parts. The complete Sage Green and Apple Green leather interior, carpets and D-Type Dunlop-style wheels were sourced from Realm Engineering and a well-designed stainless steel inlet manifold and exhaust system were also fitted. With most mechanical aspects complete, the car was then sent to a specialist body shop where the bodywork panels were assessed, re-manufactured where necessary and refinished to, what can only be described as, a remarkable standard. Shortly after the project appeared to be near completion, the decision was made to have the engine professionally rebuilt again with detailed invoices on file and, in fact, a quick tally up of the invoices from between 2010 and 2015 suggest a spend of over £64,000!

Today, this wonderful D-Type replica presents extremely well and is finished with admirable attention to detail in every area. The history folder is replete with relevant invoices outlining works completed, old MOTs and the current V5c (historic vehicle). This super Jaguar re-creation respectfully and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all time.

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1973 Aston Martin AM Vantage 1973 Aston Martin AM Vantage

1973 Aston Martin AM Vantage

Lot #182 (Sale Order 182 of 101)

  • Bought new by our vendor’s father on 01/08/1973 and has remained in the family since

  • One of just 68 right-hand drive examples of the 6-cylinder engined AM Vantage

  • Used sparingly, this matching numbers car has covered just 20,600 miles (atoc)

  • Since inheriting the car in 2016, our vendor has spent over £48,000 on recommissioning

  • Particular attention was paid to the running gear, electrics, engine and body

  • Full, glass-out, respray in Royal Claret Metallic finished with twin gold pinstripes as original

  • The leather is gently worn - the perfect mix of patinated interior and freshly painted exterior

  • Supplied with handbook, Warranty Certificate, historic bills, recent receipts and mileage guarantee.

After Sir David Brown's departure, DBS production continued under new owners Company Developments, the car being re-styled with a two-headlamp front end but mechanically remaining much as before. The 4-litre, six-cylinder model was re-named Vantage, a departure from accepted practice, as the term had hitherto been used to denote the high-performance engine option. With independent front suspension, a De Dion rear axle, power-assisted rack and pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and propelled by the Tadek Marek-designed 4.0-litre, 6-cylinder engine, it was a capable and refined 'Grand Tourer' that was reputedly capable of over 140mph. A mere 70 of these six-cylinder Vantages were produced between May 1972 and July 1973 with all but two in right-hand drive.

This very special, automatic AM Vantage was registered on the 01/08/1973 having been bought by our vendor’s late father. The original Warranty Card and completed pre-sale checklist for the car is undated and has a Mr Berry listed as the customer, so we can only surmise this was a cancelled order, and the supplying dealer was Frank Lazenby Ltd. of Leicester. According to HPI records, there have only been two registered keepers, our vendor’s father and our vendor when he inherited it.

Delivered in Royal Claret Metallic with a black leather interior, it was maintained by Aston Martin main dealers Reg Vardy Specialist Cars. Interestingly, there is a letter within the history file from Sir Peter Vardy, dated 27/03/1979, valuing the car at £9,000! With a successful business and a young family, the Aston was consequently used sparingly and a Reg Vardy service receipt from 1989 states the mileage at 18,282 miles. Now showing, at the time of cataloguing, an odometer reading of 20,593 miles our vendor, having known the car all of his life, has provided a signed statement confirming the validity of the low mileage.

After inheriting the Aston in 2016, marque specialists Aston Workshop of Durham were retained to carry out a programme of recommissioning works, whilst sympathetically retaining the interior patina and originality of this matching numbers car. The list of works is extensive and includes a cylinder head overhaul and conversion to unleaded petrol, fitting of new harness carriers, outer sills and jacking points. The front suspension was overhauled as were the brakes and the electrics were attended to with an upgraded alternator, starter, electronic ignition, and negative earth conversion. The glass-out respray in Royal Claret is complemented by twin gold pinstripes as per the original specification, and new seals and fixings were used in the re-fitting process. Completed in 2017, the investment totalled some £48,000 and the car has covered less than 1,000 miles since. Copy schedules of works can be provided via email prior to the sale.

As one of the rarest production Aston Martins ever and offered from single-family ownership with very low mileage, this car is an unrepeatable opportunity and is accompanied by a history file that includes the original book pack, Warranty Certificate and both historical receipts, current invoices and signed vendor guarantee of mileage.

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1958 MGA Twin Cam Roadster 1958 MGA Twin Cam Roadster

1958 MGA Twin Cam Roadster

Lot #183 (Sale Order 183 of 101)

  • Revered 1,588cc engine producing an impressive 108bhp, the Twin Cam could comfortably exceed 110mph, with Dunlop disc brakes all round

  • Just 1,801 Twin Cams were built in the more desirable Roadster configuration

  • In stunning Ash Green paintwork, believed matching-numbers and fully restored using mostly all original parts

  • Accompanied by a (rare) hard-top and a plethora of paperwork, invoices, and photos

  • In splendid condition with very good panel gaps and even retains the rare and correct sill trims

Conceived as a replacement for the traditional 'T'-Series MGs and clad in a curvaceous aerodynamic body, plus benefiting from independent suspension and rack and pinion steering, the MGA proved an instant hit, selling 13,000 units in its first full year of production.

Immensely popular though it was, the 'A' faced stiff competition from the larger-engined Triumph TR3 and Austin-Healey 100/6. Coaxing more power from the standard engine was becoming increasingly difficult, so development concentrated on a twin-overhead-camshaft cylinder head for the B-Series block. Conceived at Cowley by BMC engineer Gerald Palmer and introduced in 1958, the new 1,588cc engine did not disappoint, producing an impressive 108bhp at 6,700rpm. Considerably faster than the standard MGA, and with a pleasing ‘rasp’ to the engine note, the Twin Cam could comfortably exceed 110mph, and to cope with the increased performance Dunlop 103/4” disc brakes were fitted all round, and Dunlop centre-lock wheels adopted.

MG issued a small pink leaflet entitled 'Getting the best from your MGA Twin Cam' which displayed in large letters, "PLEASE READ BEFORE DRIVING". No doubt this was because the car was being used by owners who did not understand the requirements of, what after all, was a road-going racing car. A high price discouraged sales, however, and the model was dropped after just two years. Production totalled just 2,111 examples, with 1,801 cars being in the more desirable and quintessentially British ‘wind-in-your-hair’ Roadster configuration. Understandably, today the Twin Cam is one of the most sought-after of post-war MG sports cars.

The car presented here is a 1958 MGA Twin Cam Roadster, chassis YD3/996, in attractive Ash Green paintwork with a Biscuit interior and a Black soft-top. Believed to be a matching numbers example (although Abingdon did not bother to keep track of any number other than the VIN/chassis!), it was originally delivered new to the US, as were the majority of Twin Cams.

Reassuringly though, our vendor contacted the MGA Register Group, sending them a photo of the engine number tag (photo is also listed here) and they confirmed, having checked their database, there were no duplicates for engine number 16G/U/631, also stating that from a Register perspective, the engine number plate is complete and looks correct for this specific Twin Cam. Furthermore, from a extract of engine numbers the Register Group have on record, they were able to say (in writing) that the engine tags appears original and well within the usual factory variances (i.e. bodies and engines were just picked at will to create cars, so not sequential).

The car was repatriated to Lisburn, NI by a Mr Laurence Brush, a real MG aficionado, where, between 1991 and 1995, it underwent a ground-up, fully documented restoration using mostly original parts, including panels (costing c£20,000 with all receipts available). These painstaking efforts were rewarded with a win at a high-profile 'Benson & Hedges' Concours event. It was subsequently sold to a Mr Bryan Field in Southern Ireland, then later to his friend Tom Cooney (who had always admired the car) of near Waterford, who owned it between 2011-2015.

Our vendor, a real classic car enthusiast, who also owns a ‘big’ Healey, bought the car in 2015, driving it all the way back home from near Waterford to the East Midlands, stating ‘‘it just purred all the way home.’’ He and his partner have enjoyed the car immensely, using it as intended but only on dry days, and to attend the Goodwood Revival, whilst dressed in full period military attire.

The car is accompanied by a (rare) hard-top, matching tonneau cover and a plethora of paperwork, invoices, photos, books, workshop memoranda, a technical/engineering book and numerous

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1991 Range Rover CSK 1991 Range Rover CSK

1991 Range Rover CSK

Lot #184 (Sale Order 184 of 101)

  • Number 66 of only 200 of these very special 20th Anniversary Range Rovers

  • Finished exclusively in Beluga Black with chrome bumpers, silver pinstripe coach lines, and discrete CSK logos

  • Initial £40,000 restoration Vantagefield International in 2009 when owned by Lord Rothschild

  • The original engine was extended to 5.0-litres and carefully upgraded by John Eales (£8,000) increasing the power output to 300bhp

  • Recent expenditure of £20K. New suspension, new sills, fully detailed chassis

  • Immaculately presented and certainly one of the quickest, if not the quickest, CSK

To mark the huge success and the 20th anniversary of the model, Land Rover launched the limited-edition Range Rover 'CSK' named in honour of Charles Spencer King, the man who designed the original Range Rover. The CSK was intended primarily to publicise the new anti-roll suspension and was promoted as a sportier Range Rover with only 200 numbered examples produced. This special Range Rover featured a number of modifications improving both performance and passenger comfort and was the fastest production Range Rover ever built at that time, with a chipped version of the 3.9-litre V8 engine developing 185bhp. The increase in performance is complemented by improved handling at high speeds and Land Rover had introduced front and rear anti-roll bars and sports dampers, to give a smoother, more comfortable ride on normal roads. These cars were finished exclusively in Beluga Black with chrome bumpers, silver pinstripe coach lines, and discrete silver CSK logos positioned on both front wings and one on the lower tailgate. The interior is pure Range Rover with contrasting beige soft leather trim and the American Walnut fascia rail and door inserts are exclusive to this model.

The example offered here is Number 66 of the 200 and was purchased new by a Mr Moffat from Lex Land Rover in Bury and delivered on the 3rd August 1991 just in time for the grouse season! The extensive history file contains the original order form and invoice as well as several service invoices throughout Mr Moffat’s ownership which continued until August 1998 when, according to the handwritten Bill of Sale on file, the car was sold for the sum of £10,500 to Andy Starr of Colchester, Essex. Andy used Lindacre Land Rover in Ipswich for servicing and maintenance and appears to have owned the car until around 2006/7 when Chris Davies of Poole, Dorset became the proud owner for a few years before, according to another handwritten Bill of Sale on file, he, in turn, passed it on in 2009. The identity of the next owner isn't clear but a quote on file from Vantagefield International, the renowned car customiser and trimmer, from September 2009, shows that the car was restored and retrimmed with black leather and black Alcantara finish as well as having some mechanical attention.

The mechanical restoration included an engine upgrade by John Eales from 3.9-litres to 5.0-litres and an increase in power to 300bhp! (£8,000). John Eales founded J E Developments, the foremost name in Range Rover/Landrover engine rebuilding and tuning and, in 1975, helped modify Land Rover’s V8 for the factory Paris-Dakar cars. He continued to develop his own 4.2-litre V8 and Land Rover were so impressed with the results that they purchased the rights to build the engine and fitted it to later production Range Rovers. Soon after the upgrade of No 66 was finished, the car was purchased by Lord Rothschild, head of the renowned banking family and a keen motoring enthusiast. He kept the car until 2013 at which point our vendor bought the CSK and set about carrying out further improvements including new suspension all round as well as new sills. The most recent work included stripping and fully detailing the chassis. Now in wonderful condition and having had in excess £60,000 spent on it over the last 9 years, this really is a well-loved and well-prepared example of a very rare limited edition Range Rover, undoubtedly one of the best and certainly one of the quickest, if not the quickest, CSK.

The car is accompanied by its original owners manual, an extensive history file with most MOT Certificates back to new and the appropriate registration J66 CSK (No.66 of 200). With Jaguar Land Rover now restoring original 2-door Range Rovers at a cost of £135,000 plu

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1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante 1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

Lot #185 (Sale Order 185 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, automatic V12 DB7 Vantage Volante indicating just 43,500 miles (atoc)

  • Finished in the tasteful combination of Pentland Green with Olive and Fawn hide and a dark green mohair hood

  • Comprehensive service history with £17,500 spent in 2016 with marque specialist R.S. Williams

  • Supplied with both keys, service book and owner's wallet, UK V5c and file containing a wealth of related invoices

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7. Sporting a Cosworth-designed, 5.9-litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a serious appetite for air compared to its 6-cylinder predecessor, demanding a larger intake and other modifications to the frontal airflow were made to aid cooling. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades, to cope with the increased performance and Ian Callum enlarged the grille, added fog lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. The 5.9 Litre V12 Vantage Volante, costing over £100,000 at its launch, remained in production until 2004.

Offered here, is a DB7 5.9-litre V12 Vantage Volante automatic, supplied new to its first owner on the 11th September 1999 by Grange Aston Martin. This stunning example is finished in the timeless and very tasteful combination of Pentland Green Metallic with an Olive Fawn leather interior and a dark green mohair hood. The original service book is stamped 18 times, predominantly by the supplying dealer, but also by marque specialists. A whole host of work was completed in 2016 by leading Aston Martin authority, R.S. Williams, which included: four new tyres, fresh fluid and filters, new F.E.A.D belt, new front brake discs, new catalytic converter and sports exhaust fitted, removing and renewing fuel lines, new ABS sensor, re-fitting of the passenger airbag, new ignition coil and boot assembly and so forth…. An invoice included in the file documents the £17,255 spent at the aforementioned specialist to ensure everything on this car was perfect. A new mohair hood was also fitted at this time. In September of this year, the car received its annual service at marque specialist Pugsley & Lewis, by which time it had covered 42,231 miles. During the service, Pugsley and Lewis noted that the underside of the car is incredibly clean and well above average condition, a car that has clearly been loved and used in fair weather. Supplied with a UK V5C, desirable ‘V12’ cherished registration, MOT until 5th August 2020, both sets of keys, and its original handbooks and service book, this incredibly well-maintained DB7 Vantage Volante is in fine order. It has covered very few miles since its service, and DB7s of this calibre rarely come to market.

With the prices of its DB predecessors continuing to rise, this well-cared for DB7 surely ticks all the boxes for any serious car collector or marque enthusiast. DB4, 5, 6, and soon the DB7 Vantage. It won't be long!

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1960 Facel Vega HK500 1960 Facel Vega HK500

1960 Facel Vega HK500

Lot #186 (Sale Order 186 of 101)

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, HK500 registered as 4 SPH on 01/12/1960

  • Partially restored in the USA in 1987. Totally restored in the UK in 1988 by Nigel Cooper

  • Receipts on file for over £100,000 for the restoration. Achieved a UK-record price

  • Driven by Quentin Wilson for the BBC’s Top Gear (available on YouTube)

  • Damaged by fire and classed as an insurance write-off (Category D) in 2007

  • Subsequently auctioned in 2009 and purchased by our vendor as a restoration project

  • The damage is essentially cosmetic and mostly affects the paintwork and windscreen

  • The Grille, Headlights and appropriate wiring are with the car

  • Engine runs well and brake pipes have been renewed so the car starts and stops

Founded by Jean Daninos in 1939, Forges et Ateliers de Construction d'Eure-et-Loir (FACEL) originally specialised in the production of aircraft materials before the outbreak of war in 1939. After World War II, Facel distributed car bodies to Panhard, Simca and Ford France. It would not be until 1954 that Facel began to manufacture its own vehicle, the Facel Vega FV, which was unveiled at the Paris Salon in 1954. Crippling legislation immediately after the war made it virtually impossible for luxurious cars to be manufactured in France, but despite this, Jean Daninos was passionate about reigniting the romance of lavishly glamorous French motoring.

With no post-war European power unit available that would suitably complement the magnificent luxurious interior and exterior of his new creation, Daninos turned to the 276 cubic inches (4.5-litre) De Soto Firedome V-8. This was a dependable engine, with a 7.5:1 compression ratio and pushrod-operated overhead valves, pushing out 170 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and capable of propelling this imposing piece of French architecture to a top speed of 130mph. Despite the staggering $7,000 asking price at launch, buyers were still flocking to take ownership of Daninos beautiful creation.

Later developments saw the introduction, in 1956, of the Facel Vega FVS, further evolving into the all-new HK500 in 1959. Mechanically, the HK500 was very similar to its predecessors. The chassis was designed by Lance Macklin, a tubular frame featuring independent front suspension coils and wishbones, whilst at the rear, a live axle is held in place by longitudinal semi-elliptic springs. The chosen engine to power the next chapter in Facel history was the most famous of them all, the 383 cubic inch V-8, which produced a thundering 360bhp and a claimed top speed of 147mph. Through this outstanding combination of alluring styling and significant power, the Facel Vega HK500 legend was born.

Right-hand drive chassis ‘HK1 BY4’ was supplied new in the UK by Woking Motors Ltd and sold to a Mrs Newman of Danesfield Cottage, Woking, who registered it ‘4 SPH’ on 1st December 1960. Finished in Brunswick Blue with grey interior, the car was recorded as Body No. 770/Engine No. TY7 4731 (6286cc) and was equipped with power steering, automatic transmission and the standard 3.31 rear axle ratio. The Facel’s 2nd owner, from February 1965 at 23,000 miles, was Stafford Patents & Holdings Limited, 6 Justice Walk, SW3. Re-registered ‘7959 PE’, it was next owned by one P S Beale, of Burwood Park, Walton-on-Thames and subsequently, in the early 1970s, by a Mr Edwards of Thistleton, Rutland.During the mid-1970s, the car passed through various UK dealers before being shipped to Los Angeles, where it resurfaced in the mid-1980s owned by one Mark Morgan. Morgan traded it to West Coast Facel expert Roger Spaulding, who undertook a partial restoration. The car returned to the UK circa 1988 when Roger Spaulding sold it to Nigel Cooper in London who carried out a more extensive restoration of 'CSK 524' (as it now was) before being sold in superb condition to Ray Barrett of Chiswick, who reputedly paid a UK-record price for an HK500. We understand that during Mr Barrett’s ownership the Facel was invited to appear on the BBC’s Top Gear. Accompanying invoices issued by Nigel Cooper Restorations, Solent Vintage Engineering and coachbuilder Rod Jolley total over £100,000.

Correspondence on file shows that by January 2000, ‘CSK 524’ was in the ownership of Mr Colin Smith of Whiteshill, Glouces

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2000 Dodge Viper SRII RT10 2000 Dodge Viper SRII RT10

2000 Dodge Viper SRII RT10

Lot #187 (Sale Order 187 of 101)

Car has developed a minor conflict between the alarm system and its manufacturer immobiliser. This will need investigation and should not be too costly but means the car cannot be locked currently.

  • Left-hand drive, UK-registered Generation 2 SRT10. One of only 840 produced

  • Finished in its original factory Steel Grey Metallic with Viper Stripes, and a smart two-tone interior

  • 8-litre, V10 producing 450bhp and 465lbft of torque fed through a six-speed, Borg-Warner T-56 manual gearbox

  • Fitted with an uprated stereo system with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, Cat 1 alarm system, battery conditioner

  • Only 15,700 miles supported by MOTs, its USA service records, a Carfax vehicle history report and the owner's file

  • New rear tyres and a new battery within the last 1,000 miles. Two sets of keys and a fresh MOT prior to the sale

Wonderfully politically incorrect, the Dodge Viper was launched in January 1992. A pure American muscle car, it was conceived by Bob Lutz, Tom Gale, Francois Castaing, and Carroll Shelby. Built around a tubular steel backbone chassis equipped with all-round double-wishbone independent suspension, vented disc brakes and power-assisted rack and pinion steering, it did without ABS or a traction control system. Extensively reworked by Lamborghini (another Chrysler subsidiary at the time), its 8-litre, V10 former truck engine gained a new aluminium block and cylinder heads. Early cars were quoted as developing some 400bhp and 465lbft of torque, although these numbers would rise over time (the 2000 car featured here produces just North of 450bhp) and the efforts of all these horses were corralled through a beefy six-speed Borg-Warner T-56 manual gearbox. Clad in lightweight resin transfer-moulded glass fibre body panels, the Targa-roofed RT/10 boasted a 0-60mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 165mph. Only recently out of production, the Viper has long since attracted a cult following which will only continue to gather pace.

This 2000, left-hand drive, UK-registered Dodge Viper Roadster 8-litre, SRT10 is a Generation 2 model and is one of only 840 produced. It's finished in its original factory colour, the evocatively named Steel Grey Metallic with Viper Stripes, and a smart two-tone interior. In addition to the convertible soft-top, there is a colour-coded hardtop (difficult to find now as they were a £6,000 option at the time) and rear exhaust outlets were originally specified. The cars equipment level is too long to list here but it includes an uprated stereo system with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, a Cat 1 alarm system and a battery conditioner. It's supplied with its American Carfax statement showing that it left Los Angeles having covered only 7,571 miles with its two American owners. Upon arrival in the UK, it was looked after mainly by Falcon Engineering in the North East, where it was meticulously maintained including a full service, transmission service and new rear tyres (less than 1,000 miles ago) before being bought by our vendor in 2017 to add to his own collection. He has since used it little, but it has been serviced and checked over by his company maintenance team within the last eighteen months. Currently on SORN, it will come to the sale freshly valeted and with a new MOT.

You may ask yourself if you really need 8-litres of V10, nearly 500 horsepower, tarmac-shredding lumps of torque, and only two seats, and realistically, you probably don't, but then again, they are going up in value and you're only young twice!

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2011 Porsche 911 (997 Gen II) Turbo S Cabriolet 2011 Porsche 911 (997 Gen II) Turbo S Cabriolet

2011 Porsche 911 (997 Gen II) Turbo S Cabriolet

Lot #188 (Sale Order 188 of 101)

  • UK-supplied (C16-spec) on the 20/05/2011 as a rare S variant of the formidable 997 Turbo

  • 3,800cc DOHC twin-turbo flat 6-cylinder producing 530 bhp at 6,000rpm via the 7-Speed PDK Transaxle

  • Classically finished in Carrera White with a well-optioned black leather interior

  • Diligently maintained by Porsche main dealers, most recently in February 2019 at 11,139 miles

  • Just 16,900 miles and in sublime order with a full history file, service book, V5c and an MOT valid until 02/03/2021

  • Supplied with its original Porsche Warranty valid until February 2021

The facelifted version of Porsche’s 997 Turbo was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was fitted with a completely new 3.8-litre engine generating a maximum power output of 530bhp, thanks to revised Borg-Warner variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers, whilst the optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox replaced the Tiptronic. With PDK and the also optional Sport-Chrono package, which includes the availability of electronically controlled launch control and an over-boost function for temporarily increasing the turbo-pressure, Porsche claimed the 911 Turbo would accelerate from 0–62 mph in 3.4 seconds and before reaching a top speed of a staggering 194 mph.

Porsche has traditionally raised the appeal of the 911 Turbo during the latter part of its lifecycle with a heavily optioned 'S' model and the 997 Turbo is no exception. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engine of the regular Turbo model has been subtly tweaked to boost performance and receives a nominal 1.0 bar of boost (against 0.8 bar on the standard version) along with lightly modified turbocharger vanes and a carbon fibre air manifold to endow the S with 530bhp and a continuous (not over-boosted) 516lb ft of torque. That’s 30bhp and 37lb ft more than the Turbo resulting in a class-leading (at the time) 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds although the top speed remained unchanged.

Originally supplied at a cost of around £122,000, this powerful, second generation, 997 Turbo S was delivered through Porsche Centre Wilmslow in late 2011, freshly finished in sparkling Carrera White. Combined with the very well optioned black leather interior, the car presents itself as a refined Grand Tourer, but with ‘supercar’ performance. This Turbo S has been looked after by authorised Porsche Service Centres at the following intervals:

14/03/2013 Porsche Centre Sutton Coldfield at 3,309 miles

04/02/2015 Porsche Centre Exeter at 7,334 miles

16/02/2017 Porsche Centre Silverstone, at 9,651 miles

19/02/2019 Porsche Centre Silverstone, Surrey at 11,139 miles

Currently indicating just 16,900 miles and in sublime order, the car is supplied with a full history file, service book, V5C, an MOT until 2/03/2021 and the balance of the original Porsche Warranty valid until February 2021.

Combining earth-shattering performance with genuine day-to-day usability, the Turbo S is untouchable and, in this delightful colour combination as well as sensibly guided, appears irresistible.

NOTE: Number plate is not included in the sale.

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1991 Jaguar XJS V12 LeMans 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 LeMans

1991 Jaguar XJS V12 LeMans

Lot #189 (Sale Order 189 of 101)

This lot has developed a power steering leak since being delivered to us. Due the situation we are currently in and the closeness to the sale the vendor has agreed to pay a £500 .00 contribution to this fault.
  • Finished in Solent Blue with cream soft-grain leather piped in Isis Blue, Coffee carpet

  • Spec'd from new with a Black Steering Wheel, Warm Charcoal Facia, Doeskin Headlining

  • Twin headlights, 16-inch lattice alloy wheels, sports suspension

  • Embossed Autolux seating and a special numbered plaque on each sill (No.58/280)

  • First registered on the 04/01/1991 by Stratstones of Mayfair and exported on the 9th January

  • Returned to the UK in September 2019. On a NOVA Certificate with all duties paid

  • This is a serious collectors car and guided very sensibly to ensure good interest

Jaguar’s famous win at Le Mans in 1990 in the classic purple and white, Silk Cut livery not only secured their prominence in Group C Sportscars but also launched celebrations at Brown’s Lane culminating in the decision to celebrate with a low production XJ-S Le Mans edition. Limited to 280 cars, with bespoke features which included twin headlights, lattice alloy wheels, sports suspension, embossed Autolux seating and a special numbered plaque on each sill. Naturally, with the low numbers available and the desirable specification, they sold out quickly and continue to remain sought-after.

H749 YUC was first registered on the 04/01/1991 by Stratstones of Mayfair and was duly exported on the 9th of January to a sunnier climate where it remained until September 2019. Finished in Solent Blue ( M715 ) and with a complementing Cream leather interior and piped in Isis Blue. The interior specification from new was as follows; Soft-grain Leather Seating, Black Steering Wheel, Warm Charcoal Facia, Doeskin Headlining and a Coffee Carpet.

This truly stunning example of the marque has covered a mere 24,000 miles from new and is supplied with its original book pack containing the owner's handbook and the service book showing good evidence of its maintenance whilst it has been abroad by its (believed) one owner. Arriving back to our shores during 2019, the car was treated to a full service in December of last year making sure that the Le Mans was good to go and ready for a new owner. The car was also MOT’d with 'No Advisories' in November of last year.

Currently, the Jaguar is on a NOVA Certificate with all duties paid, meaning that the new owner will be the first listed on the V5, and we also understand that the car will be allocated its original registration of H749 YUC keeping its provenance intact. This is a superb example of a rare model and in this condition and at this low mileage would grace any collection and be much admired at Jaguar events.

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2001 Land Rover Defender 90 'Tomb Raider' 2001 Land Rover Defender 90 'Tomb Raider'

2001 Land Rover Defender 90 'Tomb Raider'

Lot #190 (Sale Order 190 of 101)

  • 1 of only 250 examples of this special edition produced to celebrate the 2001 premiere of the movie Tomb Raider

  • Bespoke features include Bonatti Grey metallic paint, Pewter Grey Boost alloys, long-range Rally 1000 headlights, roof rack, Bull-bars, ABS and ETC, exclusive badging

  • Special interior with Black Quest fabric seats. Black leather steering wheel. Air conditioning. Stereo cassette radio

  • Powered by Land Rover's legendary TD5, five-cylinder diesel engine with 122 horsepower

  • This super example benefits from a recent extensive programme of works and presents in fabulous condition

  • 67,562 miles supported by its history file which includes photographic evidence of refurbishment, service book and all related invoices

Over the years there have been a number of 'special edition' Land Rover Defenders released including the 90 SV, Defender 50th, and the Heritage. Possibly the best known special edition was the "Tomb Raider" from 2000 which was created to commemorate Land Rover's role in the first film of that franchise. Designed to look like an off-road expedition vehicle, it was finished in Bonatti Grey metallic paint with special badging and details and came equipped with a roof rack and roof rack support system (looking similar to a roll-cage), additional spotlights, winch, bull-bar, raised air-intake and Pewter Grey 'Boost' alloys wheels. They were available either as a 90 or a 110-inch double cab, with standard Td5 engines. The Defender actually used in the film (now on display at the Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon) was a highly modified 110 HCPU with a specially fitted and tuned V8 petrol engine and a non-standard interior.

Offered here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive Land Rover Defender ‘Tomb Raider’ edition believed to be one of 250 produced. This particular example has been subject to a recent extensive programme of works to ensure it continues to perform well and help preserve this special edition for the future. We are informed that over £12,000 has been invested in this distinctive vehicle and as a result, it presents in showroom condition and performs exactly as it should. In our vendor's words ‘’On the road, she is as good as you get with strong turbo performance and the rugged sure-footed handling only a Defender can provide’’.

Accompanying this exclusive Defender is a history file which includes the original service book, a wealth of related invoices and photographic evidence of the recent overhaul. The MOT is valid until February 2021 and this gleaming example we believe should require nothing more than routine maintenance in the foreseeable future.

Having become something of a British institution, production of the ‘classic’ Defender ended in 2016 after 67 years and almost 2 million units. Ownership of a special edition offers membership to a rather exclusive club and, being one of just 250 units, these ‘Tomb Raider’ models will continue to have a strong following and consequently remain extremely desirable.

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This car was consigned by Steven Keen. Please feel free to contact Steven on 07500 040422 / steven@silverstoneauctions.co.uk

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1965 Fiat 1500 Cabriolet 1965 Fiat 1500 Cabriolet

1965 Fiat 1500 Cabriolet

Lot #191 (Sale Order 191 of 101)

  • A delightful example of the Pininfarina-styled Fiat 1500 Cabriolet, rarely seen in the UK

  • UK-supplied and registered to the first of just three owners on the 15th March 1965

  • Owned for 38 years initially and bought directly from the second owner by our vendor in 2011

  • Over the years the car has been re-trimmed and the body was restored and repainted in 2014

  • Very attractive little Fiat that just requires some light fettling and detailing

Based on the new 80hp engine the Fiat 1500 Cabriolet was a conventional sports car with its engine laid out longitudinally, driving the rear wheels with disc brakes on the front axle. The standard Fiat 1500 was a mid-market saloon car, but the Coupé and Cabriolet variants were treated to elegant Pininfarina-designed coachwork. The fully-trimmed cabin featured roll-up windows, courtesy lights, finely detailed instrumentation, adjustable bucket seats, a locking steering column, clock, cigarette lighter and gave the little Fiat a distinctly upmarket feel.

This lovely example was delivered new in the UK and first registered on 15th March 1965 to a Mrs Louise Doran who owned it until 2003. During the later years of Mrs Doran’s ownership, the car was laid up in hibernation in her garage until a Mr James Smyth discovered it, subsequently buying it directly from Mrs Doran. Mr Smyth retrimmed the interior in dark red leather and fitted a new hood. The Smyths used the car for continental touring and found the petrol tank to be inadequate on long runs so fitted a small LPG tank in the boot which of course, can be easily removed.

In 2011, our vendor purchased the Fiat directly from Mr Smyth, making this a true three-owner car. This was his first foray into classic car ownership and, presumably, it was an enjoyable experience as his current collection numbers around thirty. In 2014, our vendor retained the services of The Paint Shop Pros of Milton Keynes to strip, fit new panels, repair rust issues using bronze brazing and a full repaint in white at a total cost of £3,410. We understand that the car requires some fettling in relation to some of the gauges and dashboard lights with further attention required to the brakes which may benefit from stripping and reassembly.

With a busy property development business, an increased interest in motor racing, and a substantial car collection our vendor has regretfully offered this delightful little Cabriolet to auction. The odometer was reading some 67,000 miles at the time of cataloguing and the car is accompanied by a set of chrome hubcaps, a box of various spares and parts, and its history file containing the aforementioned invoice and older MOTs etc.

Well balanced and very pretty, these Pininfarina-designed, mid-sixties Cabriolets are becoming harder to find and will continue to be sought after for the foreseeable future.

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1967 Pontiac Parisienne 1967 Pontiac Parisienne

1967 Pontiac Parisienne

Lot #192 (Sale Order 192 of 101)

  • First registered in the UK on the 12/05/1967 as one of just 78 export models in total

  • The accompanying General Motors build sheet confirms shipping on 12/12/1966

  • Our vendor has generously included the Cherished Private Registration 'PGE 8E'

  • The history file includes the original handbooks, factory build sheets, brochures and reams of receipts

  • Finding another factory RHD Parisienne with UK registration from new might be a challenge

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2003 Harley Davidson  VRSCA V-Rod 100th Anniversary 2003 Harley Davidson  VRSCA V-Rod 100th Anniversary

2003 Harley Davidson VRSCA V-Rod 100th Anniversary

Lot #193 (Sale Order 193 of 101)

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  • As new with only five delivery miles from the pre-delivery inspection
  • Retains factory protective film to the Super Sport windshield
  • Emerging from 17 years dry storage as part of our vendor's collection
  • Original Bill of Sale from Harley Davidson, handbook and sales brochures
  • Certificate from Harley Davidson stating final 'Anniversary' model to be delivered
  • Accompanied by a trickle charger and Harley Davidson Anniversary cover

Introduced in 2001, the VRSC family bears little resemblance to Harley's more traditional line-up. Designed to compete against Japanese and Italian 'muscle bikes' in the expanding 'power cruiser' segment, the "V-Rod" makes use of an engine developed jointly with Porsche that, for the first time in Harley history, incorporates overhead cams and liquid cooling. The V-Rod is visually distinctive, easily identified by the 60-degree V-Twin engine, the radiator, and the hydro-formed frame members that support the round-topped air cleaner cover. The Revolution engine is based on the VR-1000 Superbike race programme, co-developed by Harley Davidson's Powertrain Engineering team and Porsche Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany. It is a liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, internally counterbalanced 60 degree, V-twin engine with a displacement of 60 cubic inches (1,130cc), producing 115 hp (86 kW) at 8,250 rpm at the crank, with a 'red line' of 9000 rpm. it was introduced in the new V-Rod line in 2001 for the 2002 model year, starting with the single VRSCA (V-Twin Racing Street Custom) model and the 2003 models leading to the 100th Anniversary edition.

The V-Rod we are offering here is not only a rare 100th Anniversary edition but a truly exceptional example. It was manufactured and delivered in 2003, has never been registered and subsequently never used. Having been carefully dry stored by our vendor, its only owner, it remains in superb showroom condition gleaming from every aspect, and still retaining the protective film on the windshield. It's accompanied by its original Bill of Sale from the supplying dealer, Warr's Harley of Kings Road London, the original Owner's Manual, sales brochures and a special Harley 100th Anniversary cycle cover.

With a certificate verifying it as the last 100th Anniversary to be delivered, with only 5 miles recorded whilst undergoing the manufacturer's pre-delivery inspection (original copy also included), we very much doubt you will find a better example of this very collectable V-Rod. We tend to steer clear of saying 'as new' or 'new', but in this case, we recommend you inspect this future classic and compose your own conclusions. Surely unrepeatable!

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1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot #194 (Sale Order 194 of 101)

  • Supplied new by Mann Eggerton & Co., Berkeley Street, London on the 13th January 1978

  • Finished in the gloriously 1970's colour of Mediterranean Blue the car cost £22,608

  • The extensive history file includes copy build sheets, the Bill of Sale and the Warranty Card

  • A detailed report by specialists Hanwells lists ownership history and maintenance records

  • Documented attention to the engine, suspension and brakes between 2017 and 2019

  • Less than 1,000 miles since. The odometer currently reads some 86,000 miles (atoc)

  • Presented to auction with the history file, V5c and an MOT valid until September 2020

There are very few car brands that enjoy such instant recognition and there is only one name that is used to describe the best of anything, “This is the Rolls-Royce of…” is firmly rooted in modern language. Offering unparalleled luxury, superb build quality and sound engineering there was only one car that royalty, heads of state and the very rich considered being driven in. With the emphasis on passenger comfort the cars were almost exclusively driven by chauffeurs, however, the British car industry of the late 1950s largely catered to the owner-driver and Rolls-Royce saw that, whilst a small number of their usual customers may still have said “Bring the Rolls round” a new market was emerging.

The Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965 after some ten years in development and the new series was characterised by surprisingly modern features. Rolls-Royce broke new ground and moved away from many sacred design principles whilst still retaining the emphasis on luxury, however, the Spirit of Ecstasy still stood proudly on the large chrome radiator, the chrome accents complimented the sculpted flanks and the interior continued to benefit from fine hides, deep carpets and gleaming Walnut veneers.

In February 1977, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. Outwardly, the new models were identifiable by revised bumpers, the deletion of the small front grilles and a deeper front valance. Rack and pinion steering was fitted and there were changes to the front suspension which improved handling markedly.

This delightful Shadow II was delivered new by Mann Eggerton & Co.Ltd. of Berkeley Street on the 13th of January 1978 to a Mr S. Woods of Essex finished in Mediterranean Blue with a beige leather interior in exchange for the grand sum of £22,608, and originally was registered '28 R' which it wore until 1998. The extensive history file includes copy build sheets, the Warranty Card and the Bill of Sale. A report by marque specialists, Hanwells, details the ownership history and maintenance work from 1998 to 2019. Of note, the car was treated to new lambswool rugs and four new tyres in 2017. A programme of works was conducted between 2018 and 2019 which included skimming the cylinder head, new piston rings, seals and gaskets. The carburettors were cleaned and reset at this time and the car has travelled less than 1,000 miles since, with an odometer reading now showing just 85,920 miles at the time of cataloguing.

A good Rolls-Royce is easily identified, it sits well, the paint displays a deep shine and the interior is a sensory overload of sumptuous leather, mirror finished-wood and rich carpeting. With a history file that reads like a biography and a detailed maintenance record, this Shadow II is the perfect mix of tradition and late 1970's style.

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1957 MGA 1500 Coupe 1957 MGA 1500 Coupe

1957 MGA 1500 Coupe

Lot #195 (Sale Order 195 of 101)

  • The 1500 Coupe featured wraparound screens, wind-up windows and door locks

  • 72bhp, 0-60 in 15 seconds and 98mph was pretty impressive in period

  • Ex-Brian Moylan, BMC Competition Department technician and MGA aficionado

  • In its original colour scheme and still wearing its 1957 registration mark SYT 356

  • Two-year restoration just completed to exacting standards and original specification

  • Supplied with its Heritage Certificate, a magazine article and photographs of the restoration

Officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955, the MGA's looks must have come as quite a shock to MG aficionados who had become accustomed to the perpendicular pre-war look of the company's sports cars. It was a complete departure in styling and its beautiful streamlined bodywork was as curvaceous and attractive as anything from Italy or France. The modern look required a modern engine and, with the old XPAG unit getting a touch wheezy, the shiny new 'B-Series', recently debuted in the new Magnette saloon, seemed to fit the bill. The appeal of the MGA was quite staggering, in the first full year of production in 1956, more than 13,000 cars were built, which far exceeded the entire production achieved over a four year period with the TF. After only a year in production, the roadster was joined by a closed-in version, the MGA Coupe. This car was totally different in concept to the open-topped car with many refinements found on saloons of the day including wind-up windows, a wraparound front windscreen and similar rear screen. Lockable door handles were fitted making the car secure. A total of 101,081 MGAs of all varieties were sold through to the end of production in July 1962 when the much-loved model was replaced by the MGB, however, only 5,869 found homes here in the UK giving the MGA the highest export percentage of any British car.

This, remarkably smart, 1500 Coupe dates from 1957 and is presented in its original shade of Orient Red with contrasting black trim, disc wheels and the factory-fitted adjustable steering column. It's an outstanding example that has recently surfaced from a two-year rebuild which involved the removal of the engine and gearbox, a complete gearbox overhaul, a total body strip and rectification as and where required, replacement panels including new wings, refinished or replacement brightwork throughout, paintwork professionally refinished and finally reassembly to exacting standards.

The car was previously owned by Brian Moylan, MG aficionado, BMC Works Mechanic and author of several specialist publications including ‘’Beyond the Octagon’’, ‘’Works Rally Mechanic’’ and ‘’MG’s Abingdon Factory’’. Brian was also a Founder Member of the Abingdon Works Centre and it has been said that "without his energy and enthusiasm, it is doubtful if a permanent MG display would exist today". Whilst it is doubtful that this 'A' was ever ‘exercised’ in competition during his ownership, I am sure it could tell a few tales !!!

A matching numbers example, this lovely MGA is supplied with its V5C registration document, the history file containing a selection of old MOTs and tax discs, the car's Heritage Certificate, a copy of a magazine article featuring the MG with Brian plus a photographic record of the restoration.

With Coupe values now comparing more than favourably with those of the Roadster variants, this is one MGA that is worthy of serious consideration and is ready for its next custodian to use and enjoy.

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This car was consigned by Charles Smalley. Please feel free to contact Charles on 07421 007866 / charles@silverstoneauctions.com

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1973 Ford Escort 1600 Mexico 1973 Ford Escort 1600 Mexico

1973 Ford Escort 1600 Mexico

Lot #196 (Sale Order 196 of 101)

  • An original 1600 Mexico correctly finished in Monza Blue with white stripes

  • A combination of the Type 49 body-shell, the 1600cc Kent crossflow, and the 2000E gearbox

  • Clearly restored to the highest standards. Full engine rebuild in 2015 (invoice in file)

  • Bought by our vendor in 2016 and offered from his private collection

  • A very fine example offered at a sensible guide.

The Ford Escort Mexico was introduced in November 1970 and was so named because of Ford Motor Company's victory in the World Cup Rally which started in London on 19/04/1970 and finished some 16,000 miles later in Mexico. Originally Ford intended to use Escorts with the Twin Cam or BDA engine, but after some local reconnaissance, it was decided that high speeds and large power outputs were less important than reliability and ease of servicing, and therefore the 'Kent' pushrod engine was used in the Escort shell. It seems likely that Ford already had plans to produce a high-performance Escort to fit in the range between the 1300GT and the Twin Cam/RS1600, but their victory in Mexico provided an ideal platform to launch such a model.

The engineers at the newly formed A.V.O (Advanced Vehicles Operations) quickly developed the 'Mexico', marrying the Type 49 bodyshell, as used in the Twin Cam and RS1600, with the 1600cc Kent 'crossflow' engine and 2000E gearbox. So, effectively, the Mexico was basically a re-engined Twin Cam/RS1600. The Mexico became AVO's most successful and numerous of the 'Rally Sport Escorts,' and had a number of advantages on the road, in that it had excellent performance, was easy to maintain, relatively easy to insure, and above all, it was great to drive, something which is still true today.

Offered here is an original, UK-supplied 1600 Mexico correctly finished in Monza Blue with White stripes. Purchased by our vendor in 2016, it has remained in his private collection since but he is in the fortunate position of being able to shuffle his collection around every few years and has only used the little blue Ford occasionally. The car has clearly been fully restored to a very high standard and within the history file is an invoice for a full engine rebuild dating from 2015. Also in the file is a communication from the DVLA detailing the car's nine former owners. The Mk1 Escort Mexico remains high on most enthusiast's 'Wish List' and this is a very fine example offered at a sensible guide.

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This car was consigned by Joe Watts. Please feel free to contact Joe on 07779 082707 / joe@silverstoneauctions.com

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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0 1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0

1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0

Lot #197 (Sale Order 197 of 101)

  • First registered in the UK on 17th May 1995 in Graphite Mica with Grey Saville hide

  • Dating from 1995, this 4-litre car features 'Celebration' bumpers and a revised interior

  • On offer from an eclectic collection made up of Jaguars, Aston Martins and Bentleys

  • Previous MOTs, service receipts and a signed declaration corroborates the mileage of c17,000

  • The car will benefit from a fresh MOT and further detailing prior to the sale

Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Routier, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 saloon platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the XJS debuted as a V12-powered Coupe, with six-cylinder and soft-top versions following in the 1980s. The XJS had a lot to live up to and comparisons to its iconic predecessor are dismissed with today’s hindsight as being unfair. Jaguar appears to have been quite long-sighted with their ambitions for the model as nippy, impractical British sports cars were difficult to sell during the 1980s, Aston Martin’s V8 coupe catered for the very wealthy and the Lotus Esprit was perceived as the chariot of choice for the nimble-footed Yuppie. The XJS, however, was the perfect car for the successful gentleman of a certain age wanting a stylish, comfortable sports coupe that cut a dash and its general level of comfort and lightness of controls made it particularly popular with women. By the time production ceased in 1996, 115,413 coupes, cabriolets and convertibles had found homes.

Jaguar launched a faintly re-styled XJS in 1991 sporting wrap-around rear lights, improved interior, new five-spoke alloy wheels and chrome inserts to the upper part of the bumpers. Two engines were made available, the 6.0-litre V12 and the silky smooth AJ6-derived 4.0-litre. From 1993, the XJS was produced with colour-coded bumpers and these pre-1996 cars are often mistakenly called Celebration models due to being near identical to the final run of the model formally entitled the 'Celebration'. These earlier cars are often described as the 'Facelift 1.5', featuring five-spoke alloys and leather-covered gear selectors but none of the XK8 prototype electrics fitted in the later Celebration cars.

This exceptional motor car is finished in Graphite Mica with a Grey Saville hide interior and was first registered on the 17th May 1995. It was delivered in right-hand drive with a kilometre per hour speedometer and it's believed that it was a cancelled overseas order and that Jaguar Cars Ltd was the first keeper. In 2013 Silverstone Auctions sold the car, our vendor at the time having owned it since 1996. The speedometer was documented as being changed at 4,911 kilometres (3,050 miles) for a correct UK unit which was showing 14,620miles at the time of cataloguing or circa 17,000 miles combined. The history file contains previous MOTs detailing the mileage, main dealer service receipts and a signed declaration from a previous owner stating such. The vendor informs us that the paint is original and that the car will be detailed and MOT'd for the sale.

The XJS has finally come of age with low mileage and original cars becoming harder to find. With hindsight, it's generally felt that cars from the mid-1990s are the most desirable and we are really pleased, once again, to offer this exceptional example.

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1990 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS Limited Edition 1990 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS Limited Edition

1990 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS Limited Edition

Lot #198 (Sale Order 198 of 101)

  • Limited Edition 454 SS. Fitted with A/C, factory performance upgrades and sports suspension

  • UK-registered in 1991, supported by original Chevy books and a fully stamped service book

  • Spec'd with the 'Appearance package'. Special factory black paintwork and red velour interior

  • Benefiting from a professionally fitted super-charger substantially increasing performance

  • Rarely do we see these classic American trucks. "A lot of Truck for your Buck" as they say

Manufactured in 1990 and first registered in the UK on the 1st February 1991, this limited edition Chevy 454 SS is a rare sight on British roads. It is also unusual to find an American truck that has been in the UK from almost new, pleasingly supported with a good service history. The 454 SS option offers a 7.4 Litre V8 producing 230bhp and 385lb-ft torque, 4-speed auto gearbox, appearance package with black paint, decals, air-dam, fog lights and chrome wheels. Handling package with Bilstein gas shocks, quick steering rack and ABS. The interior is a special red velour trim with A/C, cruise control and radio cassette.

This big black beast also benefits from a professionally installed blower and appears to be fitted with a custom stainless steel exhaust system, our vendor describes the acceleration as ‘breath-taking’ and the overall driving experience as very exciting. Having lived in the UK from almost new, pleasingly the truck is supported by a history file including the original Chevy books and service booklet stamped up-to-date.

Offered at a very reasonable guide that represents a lot of Truck for your Buck. Guaranteed to turn heads where ever you travel this 454 SS will offer miles of fun and will surely be the talking point of any classic show you attend.

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Lot #199 (Sale Order 199 of 101)

  • The uber-cool sports saloon with the cachet of being Europe's first turbocharged production car

  • The fastest BMW then produced with an output of 170bhp, a full 40bhp more than the Tii

  • Only 1,672 examples built, all left-hand drive and very few survive today

  • First imported to the UK on 01/07/1982, this is an original factory car

  • On offer from a private collection, topical, extremely rare and highly collectable 

The 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motorshow and was Europe's first turbocharged production car. With an output of 170bhp and 240Nm/ feet of torque, it was the fastest BMW yet produced, lifting that mantle from the superb 2002 Tii.

Described by one journalist as “a punch in the kidneys”, BMW’s new super-saloon quickly earned a reputation for being a bit of a troublemaker. From outraging the German press with 'irresponsible' cosmetics to tempting fate with turbo-lag that was a touch focussing, the 2002 Turbo ultimately rose to cult status.

Equipped with a KKK turbocharger and Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection, the engine unit from the base 2002Tii was persuaded to produce around 170bhp, a substantial 40bhp more than the donor car. BMW claimed a 0–60 mph in just 6.9 seconds which was quite remarkable for a small saloon nearly 50 years ago.

Only produced in late 1973 and 1974, when production ceased with the arrival of the ’70s oil crisis, there were just 1,672 examples built, all left-hand drive, and very few survive today. Replaced in 1975 by the famous '3' series, it was the last car made when BMW was still regarded as a specialist low volume niche manufacturer.

The car presented here is an original factory car that was imported to the UK on July the 1st 1982. In 2007, it was offered by respected specialists, Munich Legends, having had the entire underside stripped back to bare metal, repaired and any areas of corrosion treated, before being stone-chip primed. Three owners, later it was exported to Ireland in June 2009, before returning to the UK in 2014. 

The car appears very original and well cared for and has probably enjoyed some fresh paint at some point in the past but still presents very well today. The history file shows over £4,000 spent in 2007 with Munich Legends, a further £1,400 on servicing and maintenance in 2013/14 and new front discs and pads fitted in 2016. The odometer shows 8,919 kilometres today which we can only presume is a total of 108,919km –which would equate to 67,680 miles. Sold by us previously in 2014, this very special car has formed part of a private collection, being maintained and stored to a high standard and is supplied with a UK V5C and a folder of invoices.

In 2018, a BMW 2002 Turbo sold at auction in the USA for an incredible $192,500 illustrating the extraordinary surge in demand for these special cars. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a significant car from BMW's past that is highly collectable and, perhaps more importantly, really good fun to drive.

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This car was consigned by Joe Watts. Please feel free to contact Joe on 07779 082707 / joe@silverstoneauctions.com

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Registration number YCG 9 Registration number YCG 9

Registration number YCG 9

Lot #200 (Sale Order 200 of 101)

Registration number YCG 9 on retention certificate

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