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Lot # 501 (Sale Order: 1 of 47)
The Aston Martin Lagonda was a luxury four-door saloon built by Aston Martin of Newport Pagnell, between 1976 and 1989. A total of 645 examples were produced at an average selling price of £150,000, and the name was derived from the Lagonda marque that Aston Martin had purchased in 1947. Aston Martin was facing severe financial pressure in the mid-1970s following the petrol crisis and the Lagonda was aimed predominantly at the US and Middle Eastern markets. The Lagonda was the first production car in the world to use computer management, a digital instrument panel and second series cathode ray tubes for the instrumentation. It combined striking styling with an opulent, 'members club' leather interior, and with its state-of-the-art instrument panel was a veritable spaceship. Coupled to a Chrysler 3-speed "TorqueFlite" automatic transmission, its quad-cam carbureted V8 could provide massive linear thrust when required. The later Series 3 and all Series 4 models were fuel injected. This Aston Martin Lagonda Series II Saloon has been in the possession of its last registered keeper since 2001 and was purchased with the intention to restore the car as a 'running project'. Unfortunately, the restoration was not completed and the car was stored for many years. Prior to coming off the road, this Lagonda was registered to previous owners including a Mr. G Williams (registration: GYW 7W) and a Mr. P Walton (registration: VHR 111). More recently, the car has been to a leading Aston Martin Heritage specialist for a full inspection. The engine is reported to run very smoothly and show good oil pressure. The electrical system is still in working condition, as is the digital instrument panel. The Aston Martin Heritage dealer has taken the car for an extensive test drive to test all main functions of the car like the engine, brake system, fuel system etc. "For a car that has stood for such a long time, she still shows remarkably good technical condition." Understandably, the car does require a restoration but "she really does deserve a second chance." Offered without reserve, this Aston Martin Lagonda is sold strictly as seen and we encourage prospective bidders to inspect the vehicle prior to bidding. Finished in Laguna Beige bodywork with matching cream leather upholstery, this very rare car would make an ideal restoration candidate and deserves to be fully road-worthy once again. Interest in these dynamic Lagondas has certainly risen in recent years, as collectors acknowledge their limited production numbers, futuristic styling and advanced eighties technology.
Lot # 502 (Sale Order: 2 of 47)
The Fiesta RS Turbo was the high-performance model in the Ford Fiesta Mk3 range and was introduced as a three-door version only, in April 1990 with production continuing until 1992. Theoretically, it was only available from specially appointed Ford RS dealers, which was a bit of a marketing ploy. Powered by a potent CVH 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a Garrett T2 turbocharger, it was blindingly quick, developing 132bhp with a top speed of 133 mph and a 0-60 time of 7.9 seconds. The transmission was lifted from an Escort RS Turbo and the suspension was developed to cope with the higher cornering speeds. Visually, there was a set of 14'' RS alloy wheels, a body kit, green rather than blue stripe mouldings, colour-coded rear spoiler and door pillars, opening rear quarter windows, green tinted glass and RS bonnet louvres. Anti-lock brakes and a 'Quickclear' heated front windscreen were options at extra cost. Inside the car, the differences included Raven coloured Recaro seats trimmed in Benetton/Ascot, a grey leather trimmed gear knob, and a three-spoke steering wheel with the RS Turbo logo embossed on the centre cap. The car was also fitted with a sunroof, electric windows, and central locking. The car presented here then, is something very special. It's a completely standard 1990 Fiesta RS Turbo, having covered only 23,600 verifiable miles with just one previous keeper (between 1990 and 2015). The car has been kept in metaphorical 'cotton-wool and is in superb condition. The level of preservation under the bonnet and in the interior is matched only by the car's underside - it appears to have never been out in the rain, with the PDI (pre-delivery inspection) marks still evident on the suspension. Interested parties are welcome to closely inspect this little Ford, the closer the better. It's supplied with a thorough history file, containing many receipts for parts and servicing, numerous MoT certificates helping corroborate the mileage, and a complete Ford book pack containing the owner's manuals etc. This is a real opportunity to buy a remarkable example of a rare 'Fast Ford'. Very rarely do completely unmolested RS cars with so few miles and a confirmable history come to the market. With classic Ford prices for exceptional cars only going one way, this Fiesta RS could be a shrewd purchase.
Lot # 503 (Sale Order: 3 of 47)
In 1983, Mercedes introduced the Cosworth 2.3-16 into their range and the new 16-valve cars were substantially different from the other 190 models. The body kit reduced the drag coefficient to 0.32, the steering ratio was quicker and the steering wheel smaller than that on other 190s, whilst the fuel tank was enlarged from 55 to 70 L. The Getrag 5-speed manual gearbox was unique to the 16-valve and featured a 'dog-leg' first gear. An enlarged 2.5-litre engine replaced the 2.3 in 1988 and offered double-row timing chains to fix the unreliable single chains oh the early 2.3s. Power output was up by 17bhp with a slight increase in torque. The suspension on 16-valve models is very different from the standard 190 and, as well as being lower and stiffer, it has quicker dampers, larger anti-roll bars, harder bushes and hydraulic self-levelling suspension on the rear, allowing the rear ride-height to remain constant even when the car is fully loaded. Our vendor acquired this right-hand drive, UK supplied, MB 190E 2.5-16v Cosworth in 1992 when it was about three years old (originally registered 26/02/1989) and had been enjoyed by two previous owners. He used it on a regular basis until around 2005 when, although well maintained, the little Mercedes had begun to look a bit tired and sorry for itself. He had really enjoyed the car and was in a bit of a quandary as to whether to sell it and buy another, tidy the car and sell it then, or carry out a full renovation. After much deliberation, the latter course of action won the day and a full 'nut and bolt' restoration was decided upon although it wasn't to be until March 2008 that the ball started rolling. Having searched fruitlessly in the UK to find a single specialist that could carry out every single aspect of the cars return to its sparkling best, our vendor eventually found a company in Germany that seemed happy and confident about undertaking the entire project. That company was Team Stadler Motorsport from Hannoversch Munden who specialise in Mercedes from the eighties and nineties and particularly the 190 Series (W201) The new engine was supplied and fitted by the well-known Merparts Ltd. from Port Glasgow in Scotland. The story of the next few years and the details of this superb, no expense spared, total restoration is far too long to list here, however, anyone interested in this car might enjoy the extensive and lengthy account at: detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=113980 The car was eventually finished in 2012 and we understand that it has covered less than 1,000 miles since then. The engine is effectively just run-in, and the coachwork, interior and mechanics are all post-restoration plus 1,000 miles. This car is fully loaded and comes with all the optional extras available at that time. The entertainment system allows for a hands-free phone, full Flat-Screen Sat nav, TV, DVD, CD, rear-view camera and much more.The recorded mileage is known to be correct, but undocumented, and for the same reason, no service documents exist, however, there are SORN Documents and a V5 with the car and it will be freshly MOT'd at the time of the sale. When you look at the massive quantity of new parts fitted to this car and the all-encompassing nature of the rebuild, then its history is a touch academic. This delightful Cosworth Mercedes has been a complete 'labour of love' for its vendor and Silverstone Auctions welcome any inspection.
Lot # 504 (Sale Order: 4 of 47)
Of all the BMW 'Z' cars, the 'Zukunft' tag is arguably most fittingly applied to the Z1, a car that even now, twenty-five years after it first went on sale, looks fresh and modern. The Z1 used a skeletal frame on which the body panels were mounted, making it incredibly stiff, banishing scuttle shake and giving the car superb handling. The body panels were made of plastic, mounted on a substructure of hot-dipped galvanised pressed steel and the seams were continuously zinc welded, adding 25 per cent to body stiffness. The side panels and doors were made from General Electric's 'Xenoy' injection-cast thermoplastic, the bonnet and boot lid were glass reinforced plastic and the whole body was painted in a special flexible lacquer. 'State of the art' thinking was evident in every aspect of the car's design. Those magnificent doors were operated by toothed belts which lowered both the window and door at the touch of a button. The Z1 used the innovative 'Z-axle' suspension set-up at the rear and also featured some clever aerodynamics, the front of the car was designed to create a high-pressure zone ahead of the wheels to induce downforce whilst the aerofoil-shaped rear silencer helped to decrease turbulence and lift. The engine is one of BMW's finest in the form of the M20B25 unit taken from the E30 325i. The Z1 is special in every sense of the word, its special to look at, to sit in and to drive and importantly, as the years have passed, people have clearly started to appreciate it as prices have soared. This is a marvellous little car with almost universal appeal and is, without a doubt, one of BMW's finest moments of the past thirty years. When our vendor's father bought this car new on the 5th August 1989, it was to spark a life-long passion in our vendor for the Z1, leading ultimately to him taking over ownership of the little Z1 from his father in 2004. At this point, he decided to undertake a programme of extensive restoration that ultimately cost close to £25,000, all of which is receipted in detail in the history file and is covered in detail in a book titled 'BMW Z1 Roadster - Celebrating the 20th Anniversary in Pictures' authored by our enthusiastic vendor. Starting with a replacement engine, (the original head had failed at 90,000 miles), a suitable Z1 2.5-litre engine with 33,000 miles was sourced and fitted. The details of this comprehensive restoration would fill a book (it did) and included a new 'Visco' clutch, new radiator, new belts on the electric doors, high performance 'Franz Schaffer' brake kit, 'Motorsport' suspension springs, new 3.91 'Visco' limited slip differential, new Klaus Hermann Mayer roof, Franz Schaffer glass wind deflector, new windscreen, new front light glass covers, original Z1 'Nubuck' leather seats, BTB twin exhaust system, remote locking and an original set of BMW 16 inch wheels. All of this was complemented by a panel off respray in contemporary BMW colour Chilli Red by Rene Visser of Holland. Presented to auction with a fresh MOT, this Z1 has the distinction of being restored to an exacting standard, from long-term family ownership and is in superb order. The private registration number UL Z1 1898 is included, as is a whole host of spares and copy of the aforementioned book written by our vendor. Please Note : The 'ghost' door opening kit and 18 inch 'Project Khan' alloy wheels are NOT included with this lot.
Lot # 505 (Sale Order: 5 of 47)
The M3, when launched in 1986, was the first purpose-built BMW saloon specifically designed with motor racing in mind. It was an 'homologation special' taken to the ultimate extreme with wheelbase and track optimised for the circuit, a high-revving powerful 2.3-litre, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine, a close ratio 5-speed gearbox with a direct drive top gear, purposeful square arches and fully optimised suspension and brakes. Only available in left-hand drive and priced at a hefty £26,000 in its day - it was unsurprising that only a very limited number of cars came to the UK. However, they completely dominated on the race track with Touring Car titles claimed Internationally, including the most prestigious UK and German Touring Car crowns. Offered here is a 1988 E30 M3 finished in Alpine White with a Grey cloth interior and 'Motorsport' seats. Originally supplied to the German market, the car has been in the UK since 1998. Five UK owners have enjoyed this M3 prior to our vendor who has used it as a daily driver since he bought it from an Irish collector in 2012. Included with the car are a number of older MOTs, German registration documents and some earlier invoices. By separate negotiation, there is a set of Hartge winter wheels, a further set of 'Cecotto' BBS rims, and a spare engine and gearbox, however, the personal number plate is not included in the sale. A fresh MOT has just been issued valid until January 26th, 2018 and the odometer indicates just over 111,800 miles. At this guide, this could well be your last chance to capture one of the most dynamic driver's cars ever built. A great and useable example of this iconic homologation special.
Lot # 506 (Sale Order: 6 of 47)
The Bentley Continental 'T' is a special motor car and comparatively rare, with just 322 examples gliding out the doors of the Crewe factory between 1996 and 2002. This rarity may have had something to do with an eye-watering list price of £234,000 plus options when new! The 'T' differed from the 'R' having a shorter wheelbase, sportier handling, and an increase in BHP from 400 to 420, but more significantly with a stump-pulling 650lbs/ feet of torque, the highest of any road car at the time and higher even than any F1 car from the 1997 season. The January 1998 'Autocar' said of the car after a road test; "Astonishingly rapid for any coupé, let alone one that weighs the same as five and a half Caterham 7s!" This particular, right-hand drive, UK-supplied, Continental 'T' was first registered on 20th August 1996 finished in the rare colour combination of Black Garnet with a Magnolia interior, and Wildberry rugs with matching stitching. Acres of Burr Walnut complete the look of this majestic cabin, slightly at odds with the drilled light-alloy pedals, however, effective air-conditioning and a couple of cut-glass whiskey tumblers in the rear centre console, rescue the 'status quo'. Included in the history file are copies of the factory build sheets, numerous invoices for maintenance work and a service book stamped 13 times, predominantly by main dealers and marque specialists, plotting the mileage covered. Formerly the property of Billy Smart Junior of circus fame, our vendor purchased the car directly from him in June 2010 and had respected specialist Frank Dale & Stepsons inspect the car prior to purchase. In the care of our vendor, the car has been maintained by his local trusted garage and has now covered 90,822 miles. The cherished plate is being retained by the vendor and is currently being transferred ahead of the sale, and the car has the benefit of an MOT until 14th July 2017, with the Certificate contained in the car's traditional, leather bound, Bentley book pack. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the last of the line of the true 'British' Bentleys.
Lot # 507 (Sale Order: 7 of 47)
During the 1960s in Johannesburg, South Africa, Basil Green established a reputation for modifying European saloons to great effect, notably Minis and, more latterly, Ford Cortinas. In 1969, his imagination was set alight by the arrival of the Ford Capri. Instantly he could see the potential to create a bespoke, more powerful and exciting version for the road, and that vision became the Ford Capri Perana. The Perana V8 is unique in that it is the only V8 Ford Capri ever officially sanctioned by Ford and was available from all South African Ford dealers with a full Ford warranty. Ford was closely involved and Capri Peranas were partly built at the Ford plant in Port Elizabeth and then shipped, minus engines and gearboxes, to Basil Green Motors for final assembly. The Perana was based on the Mk1 Ford Capri 3000 XL but was powered by an up-rated Ford Mustang 5.0-litre '302 Windsor' small block V8 Ford engine topped by a four-barrel Holley carburettor. Other specialist components included a Borg Warner limited-slip differential, alloy bell housing, alloy inlet manifold, a large capacity radiator and a specially made strengthened prop shaft. Power was fed through a four-speed close ratio Mustang 'top loader' gearbox to a custom limited-slip rear axle derived from the Australian Ford Falcon XW rear end. Automatic transmission was an expensive factory option and utilised the Ford C4 auto box, with possibly less than ten examples being ordered in this configuration. The suspension was lowered by 40mm, with stronger springs and revised valves in the front MacPherson struts. The car was fitted with 185-70 x 13 radial tyres on chromed wide Rostyle steel wheels. Standard Capri 3000 brakes were retained, but with uprated pad material at the front to cope with the increase in power to nearly 300 bhp. To accommodate the V8 engine's larger sump, the steering rack was changed for an inverted left-hand drive rack mounted on the back of a modified front cross member. The front struts were swapped from side to side to relocate the steering arms. Remarkably, the Capri Perana was only 9 kilograms heavier than a standard Capri 3000. Bright Yellow or 'Piri Piri' Red were officially the only colour options. The twin black stripes running either side of the bonnet and sweeping up the curve of the rear side windows and the chromed Rostyle wheels were the defining external features. In addition, the car had Perana badges (incorporating the all-important fish logo) below the XL badges and V8 badges on the bonnet and boot. All cars had a black interior and in the Basil Green tradition, the interior was standard Capri XL except for an alloy spoked steering wheel. Production and sales looked promising at first with over 500 road cars sold and delivered between 1970 and 1973 in South Africa, but funds were sadly lacking and production of the road car ceased early in 1973. These cars do not come onto the market often, and rarer still is a Perana with so many original and sought-after features as the car presented here. It was sourced methodically by our vendor through a contact in South Africa and was bought from an elderly car enthusiast who had owned it for the previous 10 years. Our vendor's interest in these rare and special cars spawned a meeting between his contact and Basil Green himself. What with a truly unique knowledge of these cars, whilst being such a gentleman and enthusiast, Basil kindly had numerous telephone conversations with our vendor about this car. Its features were discussed and detailed photographs were sent to Basil, with him being able to identify from these, many of the defining original features which a genuine Capri Perana should possess, including the correct Ford chassis tag, (which is hidden under the driver's seat and confirms it was supplied to Perana Cars), an inverted steering rack and the, all-important, Basil Green Motors plate under the bonnet. This is, therefore, car #434 produced in 1972 and fitted with the rare factory automatic gearbox. Being a later example means it has the more desirable flared wheel-arches and distinctive black louvered rear windscreen. The car is fitted with the correct specification 302 engine for a Perana Capri V8; however, it does not retain the original block but does, according to our vendor, utilise many original and correct components. Since being officially imported by our vendor (NOVA No: 17P792400), the car has had a thorough re-commissioning with a professional engine rebuild and now drives superbly. It has since been ratified by the Capri Mk1 Owners' Club and is currently awaiting a UK registration number and V5C document (which should be complete by the auction date). In the world of Ford Capris, a Perana V8 is one of those models that all the enthusiasts covet, the 'Holy Grail'. With Classic Ford prices for rare and special examples only going one way, this is a real opportunity to own one of the true legends.
Lot # 508 (Sale Order: 8 of 47)
Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG or simply 'Alpina' - the official BMW tuning partner - has had a long and celebrated association with the Munich car maker, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Credited with re-engineering some very special cars over the years, Alpina's approach is often to refine and build on the latent driving and styling characteristics of a standard car, adding a certain Alpina 'magic' that only they can bestow. Their reputation and following are very strong, appealing to discerning buyers who want a special, rare and characterful car. Such are their credentials, that Alpina was recognised by the German Ministry of Transport in 1983 as an 'Automobile Manufacturer' in its own right. In 1985, Alpina formed a partnership with Frank Sytner to establish a UK outlet for Alpina models at the Sytner Nottingham BMW dealership which had been awarded its initial BMW franchise in 1970. The first seven UK Alpina B10 3.5 E28s, were, according to online sources, based on the 528i, with later models being based on the 535i. The 'Sytner Alpinas', as they became known, were sent the 3.5-litre engine, suspension, badging and the all important dashboard plaque from the Alpina factory, for assembly in the UK. This very special, UK, right-hand drive, manual car, was first registered on the 1st of August 1985, and according to the chassis plate, the base car was a 528i, and with the dashboard plaque stating it is number of 5 of 479, it marries up nicely that the first seven were indeed 528i models. Finished in 'Diamond Schwartz' (diamond black), with black leather, the car was originally specified with air conditioning, electric glass sunroof, electric windows, electric door mirrors, central locking and an onboard computer. Well known in BMW Alpina circles, the car was subject to an extensive restoration whilst retaining the interior's period patina. Such was the high standard of restoration, that Number 5 went on to win a multitude of BMW Concours events. After one such win, the car was selected for display at the 'Meguiars Showcase' at the 2009, NEC Classic Motor Show, a very rare honour and open only to selected winners of their respective marque national shows of the year. Purchased by our vendor, the chief executive of a leading and well-known company, to add to his stable of immaculate cars, the B10 has been well maintained but rarely used in his short tenure, and the decision has been made to allow the car to be enjoyed by its next lucky owner. With an odometer reading of fewer than 60,500 miles, the car presents beautifully and the black leather interior shows just enough patina. Included in the sale is a box of trophies, however, the private registration number, B6 RMK, is not included. Retention proceedings have begun, and the car will be no doubt issued with its original registration number C824 NHR. Presented to auction with an MOT until May 2017 and the distinction of being the very best example on the market.
Lot # 509 (Sale Order: 9 of 47)
Launched in 1972, the Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 was originally fitted with Ferrari's fabulous 4.4 litre V12 with 6 Weber carburettors producing 340bhp mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. In 1976, the 365 was replaced by the 400 Series, powered by an enlarged 310bhp, 4.8 litres, V12 which was now available with the option of a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox. At the same time in 1982, the interior was heavily revised and incorporated electronic switchgear including buttons to open the bonnet, the boot, and the fuel flaps electrically. Just 883 Automatic 400i examples were produced from 1979 to 1985, and according to online sources, 180 were in right-hand drive. Copy order forms in the history file, show this car was originally ordered through Maranello Concessionaires by H.R. Owen Ltd on 14th December 1983 with an automatic gearbox, Nero paintwork, Beige 'Tropicale' leather, and rear air conditioning at a cost of £37,254. Handwritten notes on the copy order form appear to show it was refunded on 20th December 1983 and a handwritten name at the top states 'Y. Manoukian'. A letter from the DVLA dated 16th August 2012 to a previous owner, a Mr G. Finley, states that the car was first registered on the DVLA system on the 1st February 2002. Where the car resided between 1983 and 2002, and who converted it to a cabriolet, changed the colour and the interior, remains an intriguing mystery and very much worth further research. Nevertheless, the car has been well maintained since 2002 by Ferrari specialists Nick Cartwright and recently by Slades Garage of Buckinghamshire during our vendor's tenure, which started on the 2nd July 2014. The car presents really well today, the red coachwork gleams, the interior sumptuously appointed in black leather is classic eighties and in great order, the Cromodoras look excellent, the hood looks fresh and the engine bay is remarkable. The odometer reading shows a shade under 9,000 miles which is not warranted. Presented to auction with a fresh MOT until January 2018 our vendor, has used the car sparingly since 2014. This is one sexy, head-turning motor car and the fact that Ferrari rejected the possibility of offering a 400 Convertible, smacks of a missed opportunity. We conclude that this unique conversion offers a distinct alternative to an equivalent Aston Martin V8 Volanté at a fraction of the price. Please note the car is now registered as A637 WEV.
Lot # 510 (Sale Order: 10 of 47)
With Jaguar's racing pedigree with the 'C' and 'D' types from the 1950s still fresh in people's memories it's no wonder the E-Type captured the hearts and minds of everyone at its launch, and if all E-Types aged as gracefully as the car offered here then it's easy to understand why that affection continues today. Built in 1965, this Series I car is fitted with the 4.2-litre powerplant, often considered the best engine. For the 4.2, Jaguar introduced their own all-synchromesh box, replacing the slightly demanding Moss gearbox, along with improved seating and brakes. The new box allowed faster changes and was well received in the motoring press at the time. This handsome Series I, 4.2 Roadster was delivered new on 26th February 1965 by Ernest W Hatfield, Sheffield and registered to a J.H Neil & Co Ltd with the Darlington registration, JHN 11. As a 'home-market' supplied Jaguar, it is 1 of just 863 right-hand drive, 4.2 Roadsters produced. Purchased by our vendor in 1996 from the Garage on the Green, the vehicle has been thoroughly used and enjoyed ever since, accompanying him and his wife on many European adventures. Servicing has been carried out regularly and the history file shows significant expenditure with leading Jaguar experts over the 20 years of ownership. There are bills for an engine and gearbox rebuild in 2004 by Greencats. In 2013 the car was sent to respected coachbuilder Nigel Cooper and the bodywork was completely stripped to bare metal. The sills, boot floor, door skins, floor pans and rear wheel arches were attended to and the entire body was treated to a lovely repaint in its current colour of Dark Blue. There are pictures and bills on file documenting the restoration. In the interests of preserving as many genuine components as possible, the interior was kept largely untouched. The beautifully patinated Claret interior was preserved, along with the steering wheel and gear knob. The bodywork today presents very well indeed, with clean shut lines and very good panel fit. The engine bay is very tidy and the car sits beautifully on its painted wire wheels. Supplied with MoT Certificates dating back to the 1990s, a large number of invoices and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirming the engine block and head as matching, this Series I Roadster is ready for a new home. Prospective buyers should contact the office for further details or to arrange a pre-sale inspection. Coming from long-term private ownership, this is a superb opportunity to acquire an original and useable E-Type that has been looked after by a true Jaguar enthusiast.
Lot # 511 (Sale Order: 11 of 47)
For 1970, the C-Series 911 was introduced with a larger cylinder bore giving a capacity of 2165cc, producing 125bhp and now badged as a "T" at this power output. Alterations to suspension pick-up points improved the handling and gave a little more steering feel. Six-inch Fuchs 'five-leaf' forged alloys were now a standard fit. First registered on 27/7/1972, this 911T is an original, right-hand drive car supplied by Porsche Cars Great Britain. It's one of the rare 'side oil fill' models, a feature that was dispensed with after only one year as American 'gas station' attendants kept filling the oil tank with petrol!!! The car is absolutely fresh from a bare metal respray in Light Yellow (6262) and will have only covered a few road test and installation miles before the auction. Our vendors, who have rebuilt the car, are known to us for the quality of their restorations. The car has been fitted with a new headlining and carpets and the original 'basket-weave' seats and door inserts have been refurbed. The engine, gearbox and all mechanicals have been serviced whilst they were out and the carburettors have been rebuilt. The original wheels have been refurbished and Michelin 185 x 75, VR15 XWX fitted at a cost of £256 a corner. This sparkling, newly painted, 911 will be accompanied by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a comprehensive history with letters from AFN dating back to 1973, the Porsche 'red wallet' with the Owner's Manual, two keys, and a fresh MoT. Early 911s possess a certain purity of line, particularly in lighter colours, a complete world away from the aerodynamic extravagances of the eighties and nineties, and in terms of style, it's the early cars that engender the most appreciative glances. A well set-up and maintained 911T, 'E' or 'S' driven with an intelligent right foot will provide some of the most quintessentially rewarding driving experiences you have ever had, and even the 125bhp 911T, for sale here, will leave you with a serious grin.
Lot # 512 (Sale Order: 12 of 47)
With an engine based on that of the 930 Turbo, the SC was a real gem with a strong reliable drivetrain. The 2994cc engine produced 180bhp at launch, rising to 188bhp in 1979 and then, just one year later, to 204bhp - only 6hp shy of the output of the legendary 1973 Carrera RS! It used the same strong 5-speed 915-series gearbox as its predecessors but was the first 911 to feature servo-assisted brakes. The SC was offered as a coupé, Targa and, in late 1982 (for the '83 model year), as a cabriolet. The 911SC was a very capable car, accelerating from 0-60mph in around six seconds and reaching a top speed of close to 150mph and was offered with several options, including the classic Fuchs alloy wheels. However, as time passed and the 911 evolved further, these models started to be less desirable, resulting in them becoming an accessible route into first time Porsche ownership and were not necessarily looked after properly by their impecunious new owners. Today, with the benefit of hindsight, they are seen as being properly engineered sports cars that drive well with the classic look and feel of an era that is now rightly back in fashion. This 911 SC has been in dry storage for the last 5 years as part of a large private collection. The bodywork is excellent, presented in its original colour of Oak Metallic Green (265), and whilst not the original paint, it's in very good order throughout with only minor blemishes here and there. The outer panels are nice and straight with fantastic panel gaps as can be seen in the pictures. Underneath the car looks straight and solid and even the wiring is all intact as it should be. The car sits on 7x15' 'Cookie Cutters' all round (not original to the car and would benefit from new tyres) with the correct 03/79 dated space saver under the hood. The interior is very well presented in green, all the carpets are in good order as is the dashboard, and all of the instruments are reported to work as they should (speedometer is in Km/h). The windows are manually operated and there is an electric sunroof. The seats themselves are in good condition and really do complement the coachwork in a late 70's sort of way. The headlining is also in good condition although the sun visors are missing. Mechanically is where this car would benefit from a little tlc. The suspension and brakes etc. are good but would benefit from a refresh after being in storage. The engine, whilst running, is not in the best of health, although the fuel injection is reported to work and the engine looks to be complete and original, but a rebuild is on the cards as the vendor informs us it sounds like the 'shells are knocking', probably because its never been apart since leaving Stuttgart. This car was originally sold in Europe and at some point ended up in the States, before being brought over to the UK around. 5 years ago and stored until July 2016 when it was UK registered. A great project for the Porsche enthusiast and an ideal entry level example for those wishing to tick the 911 box.
Lot # 513 (Sale Order: 13 of 47)
Originally designed as effective transport for the German masses, the Volkswagen Beetle emerged as an automotive success story after the Second World War, becoming popular throughout Europe, America and the rest of the world. As time went on, the car was improved and developed with no less than 70,000 identifiable modifications during its production run, which encompassed over 15 million vehicles globally. On the 9th August 1966, Mrs Violet Winifred Hall took delivery of this one-year-old 1966, 50hp, 1300 Volkswagen Beetle from Jacksons Garage Ltd in Guernsey (part of the Five Oaks Motor Group) which her family owned. She planned to use it as her daily driver but did not drive it very much at all, and every service is detailed in the service book. PDI on 09/08/1966 at 198 miles Lubrication service and inspection 10/09/1966 at 381 miles Lubrication service 29/04/1968 at 2154 miles Service 13/03/1969 at 3054 miles (tyres rotated) Service 17/06/1971 5330 miles Service 21/04/1972 6356 miles (tyres rotated) 17/06/1971 tyres rotated Service 4/05/1973 at 7180 miles (tyres rotated and new spark plugs) Service 20/12/1974 at 8667 miles Service 04/11/1975 at 9520 miles (brake check) Turned 10,000 miles on 21/06/1976 Service 20/06/1977 at 11,000 miles Service 28/09/1978 at 11,775 miles Service 21/08/1979 at 12,200 miles Service 28/02/1990 at 15,684 miles (brake fluid change) Service 10/02/1994 at 15,961 miles Service 08/05/1998 at 15,986 miles Service 10/06/2010 at 17,419 miles Mileage is still under 17,800 miles. As the car was a Guernsey car from new, it always wore the plate 17318 (still with the car) although it's now registered in the UK. Mrs Hall passed away in 1990, at which point the car was put into the family's VW showroom alongside new stock and was cover featured in 'VW Motoring' magazine in May 1991 (issue with the car). Around this time, the car moved to storage at the family home until 2006 when the Five Oaks Group closed down and the car passed to a private collector, Lester Torode. The car was shipped to England in approx. 2008 and came to our vendor in 2012 where it has remained as part of a wider collection. The car was again magazine featured in 'Volksworld' in the June 2009 edition. (Again a copy with the car). This car has never been restored, presents in broadly original condition, and the engine has enjoyed regular servicing. The interior presents very nicely indeed with the only major thing to note being a piece of beading coming away on the driver's seat, but other than that it's a comfortable place to be. The exterior is wonderful in its Java Green paint with straight panels and good panel fit all round. There have been touch ups over the years and it's worth noting that the front bumper was re-chromed around 2006 and a new rear bumper was fitted at this time also. This car really needs to be seen to be believed, as there are not many opportunities to purchase a car this original, with this mileage, and lots of history from this era.
Lot # 514 (Sale Order: 14 of 47)
For the 360, Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to produce an entirely new all-aluminium space frame chassis that was 40% stiffer than the F355 which it replaced. The design was 28% lighter despite a 10% increase in overall dimensions. Along with a lightweight frame, the new Pininfarina body styling dispensed with the previous decade's sharp angles and flip-up headlights in favour of a much more modern, curvaceous outline. The new V8 engine, common to all versions, utilised a 3.6-litre capacity, flat plane crankshaft, titanium connecting rods and generates 395 bhp (294 kW, 400 PS). Despite what, on paper, look like modest gains, in reality, the power to weight ratio was significantly improved over the F355, due to the combination of both a lighter car and more power. According to Ferrari, weight was reduced by 60 kg and the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration performance improved from 4.7 to 4.5 seconds. The 360 Spider is Ferrari's twentieth road-going convertible and was always designed with a Spider variant in mind. Since removing the roof of a coupé reduces the torsional rigidity, the 360 was built for strength in other areas and Ferrari designers strengthened the sills, stiffened the front of the floor pan, and redesigned the windscreen frame. The rear bulkhead had to be stiffened to cut out engine noise from the cabin. The convertible's necessary dynamic rigidity is provided by additional side reinforcements and a cross brace in front of the engine. Passenger safety is ensured by a strengthened windscreen frame and roll bars. The use of light aluminium throughout results in the Spider weighing in only 60 kg (130 lb) heavier than the coupé. As with the Modena version, its 3.6 litre V8 with 294 kW (400 PS; 395 bhp) is on display under a glass cover. The engine - confined in space by the convertible's top's storage area - enjoys additional cold air supply through especially large side grills. The intake manifolds were moved toward the center of the engine between the air supply conduits in the Spider's engine compartment, as opposed to lying apart as with the Modena. In terms of performance, the 0-60 mph time was a little slower due to the slight weight increase, and the top speed was marginally reduced. Despite the car's mid-mounted V8 engine, the electrically operated top is able to stow into the compartment when not in use. The transformation from a closed top to an open-air convertible is a two-stage folding action that has been dubbed "a stunning 20-second mechanical symphony" Offered on behalf of Nick Whale Sportscars Ltd, this very special left-hand drive 360 Spider F1 is finished in Grigio Titanio with Tan Leather and has covered less than 3,000 miles in total having come from a private collection in Luxembourg. It has been stored in a meticulous manner, so much so that the car was still on the original tyres with no sign of perishing or cracking. It has a new set of tyres fitted for this Sale but the original set has been kept. It comes complete with all its original owner's manuals and service book in the Ferrari leather book pack, an untouched toolkit in its leather holder.and the original tyre inflation kit. The interior is in outstanding order with no sign of wear, the switches are all perfectly intact, the carpets and seats are pristine, and the car has a current MOT. This sparkling F1 Spider was re-commissioned on the 03.10.2014 at 4,542 kilometers by JMH Automotive, a well known Ferrari specialist. It had a full service and cambelts, a process repeated almost two years later on 30.08.2016 at 4,546 kilometers. We are confident that this extremely low mileage 360 Spider is one of the very best available to buy today.
Lot # 515 (Sale Order: 15 of 47)
The 'Series 2' Escort RS Turbo (produced between 1986-1990) was much more approachable on the road, whereas the earlier car was, in reality, a bit of a 'homologation special'. Many new features were adopted for the Series 2 including utilising the 1600cc, fuel-injected CVH engine from the Series 1 Turbo but now fitted with the Garret T3 turbo (water-cooled, unlike the S1), revised engine management settings, lower overall gearing, an improved gearbox and limited-slip differential, a larger clutch, improved KE Jetronic unit, and an inter-cooler. Suspension and chassis changes included stiffer front and rear springs, uprated anti-roll bars, mechanical ABS and larger brakes. The Series 2 car produced an impressive 132bhp at 5750 rpm, with maximum torque of 133 lb/ft at 2750 rpm, giving it serious performance with a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds. Although on paper, these figures were a tad down on the Series 1, the new car was considerably easier to drive quickly and, effectively, was a faster car. This sparkling Black Escort RS Turbo Series 2, was delivered new by Hartford Motors of Grimsby to its first excited owner, John Richardson of Immingham on February 5th, 1988. He presumably enjoyed E771 PFU as he kept it until 2012 when the mileage was in the mid-16,000s. It was obviously his pride and joy as, towards the end of his ownership, the car was only used for special occasions but regularly MoT'd and fastidiously maintained. In fact the MoT record shows that from July 2005, MoT Certificates were granted at 15,907, 15,974, 16,011, 16,116, 16,160, 16,242, 16,325 and in August 2012 the mileage was 16,459. The car's second owner was Gary Jones who had been looking for some time for the best RS Turbo he could find. Although E771PFU was in splendid condition and had patently been looked after all its life, he was keen to go a little bit further and create a 'Concours' winner which is exactly what he did. His attention to detail was remarkable, as evidenced by the photographs of the underneath of this remarkable RS, and he was rewarded with various accolades culminating with a top award from the RS Owner's Club Concours at Croft. Having gone as far as he could go in creating 'the best Series 2 RS Turbo in the UK' another project beckoned and Gary sold the car to a friend. The car's next custodian was Mickey Stewart who is a committee member of the Ford RS Owner's Club and a passionate RS enthusiast who naturally continued to look after it before, in time, passing it on to our vendor to add to his collection. The RS is accompanied by its book pack containing the fully stamped Service Record (all Ford apart from one marque specialist) showing the last oil service and MOT was carried out by Haynes of Maidstone on 11/03/16 at 17,007 miles, its Owner's Manuals, 3 keys, and a number of invoices for normal 'wear and tear' over the years including battery, tyres, a new fuel tank and fuel system, cam belt tensioners, suspension bushes, wiper arms etc. The indicated mileage is currently 17,048 and the car will be freshly MoT'd by the time of the sale. When describing a car's condition, we are discouraged from using the words 'Flawless, Immaculate, Mint, Unmarked and as Good as New', however, it is difficult to describe this gleaming little RS without dipping into that bag of adjectives. Come along to the sale, bring a mirror and a magnifying glass, and form your own opinion.
Lot # 516 (Sale Order: 16 of 47)
Production of this left-hand drive, Polo Red (6802) 911'T' was completed on the 7th January 1969, and on the 24th February 1969, it was registered at Competition Motors, the famous North Hollywood Porsche Dealership, before being delivered to its first owner Mr John Stanley Harlan with just 21 miles on the odometer. Mr Harlan was a very meticulous custodian and kept all the paperwork for each and every service up until August 1986 when the car was then safely stored away. Since then it has covered a mere 150 miles passing from John Harlans ownership to its current UK owner in September 2012 where it has been stored as part of a private collection. Sadly John Harlan passed away shortly after selling this car on 4th December 2012. Now the time has come to downsize our vendor's special collection and as such this unmolested 1969 911T is up for auction, now fully UK registered with 12 months MOT and ready to go. Matching numbers are confirmed by the Certificate of Authenticity which also lists the desirable extras fitted from new including tinted windows, antenna and loudspeakers. The car is fitted with the standard 4-speed gearbox which in itself is a rarity but is reported to be a pleasure to use. The engine retains all of its standard features and is very clean and presentable. Underneath the car looks to be solid and straight and, whilst showing signs of use and obviously not restored, appears all correct and undamaged. The period paint coating retains a lovely patina except for a small patch where the brake master cylinder leaked at some point. The coachwork looks excellent with consistent panel gaps and the paintwork retains a remarkable depth of shine, particularly for a red car. The car is accompanied by its original Owner's Manual, service book and wallet, and a number of service invoices. Effectively a one -owner car, this lovely 911T has never been restored, needs to be seen to be appreciated, and is a fantastic proposition for an astute buyer.
Lot # 517 (Sale Order: 17 of 47)
The BMW 502 was a luxury saloon built by BMW from 1954 until 1958, and in terms of character and style, is often regarded as the ancestor of the current 7 Series. It succeeded BMW's first post-war car, the 501, a somewhat underpowered and uncompetitive 6-cylinder limousine. The company's response, launched at the 1954 Geneva Motor Show, was the 502, with its V8 engine, and subtle styling changes. There were four variants offered with the 3.2-litre Super at the top of the range. The 502 was Germany's first post-war car with a V8, but its high price of 17,450DM resulted in low sales figures, with only 190 units being sold in its first year of production, and total production of the 3.2-litre V8 variant standing at 3,865. Very few 502s were manufactured in right-hand drive, and '888 JMT' is seemingly one of just twelve cars produced in this format. Our vendor purchased this rare car directly from BMW dealer Richard Cound many years ago as a road car, but during his ownership, the car has been given a competition focus. A regular in the St. Mary's Trophy at the Goodwood Revival meeting over the years, it has been driven by many famous racing drivers including Marc Surer and Alan Jones, 1980 F1 World Champion. As is sometimes the case with racing hard around the fast flowing corners of Goodwood the original engine had a bit of a bad day and the engine currently in the car is a period correct, 2.6 V8 that's fresh from a rebuild, having only covered 250 miles since. Included with the car are the original block and remanufactured engine parts including pistons, liners, valves, etc, and the original engine could be re-commissioned and returned to the car ensuring originality. Our vendor runs a highly respected BMW racing team and has also run and looked after the car whilst in competition trim, so understands this classic BMW well. Before enjoying the sights and sounds of Goodwood, we understand this 1956 BMW 502 may well have been the original Earls Court Motorshow car, which given how the original buff log book (which accompanies the car) shows AFN Ltd as the first keeper, could well have been the case. Accompanying that original log book are a variety of previous MoTs and a letter from a previous owner in 1975 going through various details such as parts included and registration documents. This rare and special car offers unique access to the glamour of Goodwood, whilst remaining a rare and stylish road car with lots of provenance.
Lot # 518 (Sale Order: 18 of 47)
In 2002, a new variant of the DB7 was launched, named the V12 GT or GTA when equipped with automatic transmission. Its V12 engine produced 435 bhp and 410 lb·ft of torque in the manual car, although the automatic GTA retained the 420 bhp and 400 lb·ft of torque of the standard DB7 Vantage. Additionally, the GT and GTA chassis had substantially uprated suspension from the DB7 Vantage models, The tub was stiffened by 20% and special attention was paid to the aerodynamic balance with the adoption of additional sweeps for the undertray, wheel arch liner extensions and a revised boot lid spoiler which enhanced the new look. These additions helped to reduce lift by almost 50%. Aesthetically, compared to the Vantage, it has a mesh front grille, vents in the bonnet, a boot spoiler, an aluminium gear lever, optional carbon fibre trim and new wheels. It also has 355 mm front and 330 mm rear vented disc brakes made by Brembo. Production of the GT and GTA was extremely limited, as only 190 GTs and 112 GTAs were produced worldwide. This is a desirable manual, right-hand drive, DB7 GT that has covered just over 68,000 miles from new. Our vendor has owned this car since 2006 after purchasing it from Charles Hurst Ltd in February of that year and has cherished it ever since. Indeed, he's recently spent over £10k on getting the car up to his exacting standards having not covered much relative mileage over the past couple of years. Genuine Aston parts were used and he replaced all oils and fluids, front and rear discs plus pads, refurbished the wheels, along with fitting a new set of tyres, wipers and battery. The water pump was replaced along with the power steering pump, all belts, spark plugs and ignition coils along with all injector seals and complete vacuum pipe rubbers. Whilst our vendor was using this DB7 GT as his daily driver, Aston 'Works Service' carried out services as per the schedule and the last warranty claim was completed by Works service including new shocks, engine mounts, rear radius arms, and resulted in a hefty £7K bill. A striking, well-maintained, example of a rare Aston. NB The personal number plate (13 RAS) does not form part of the sale and has been transferred. New registration number TBA.
Lot # 519 (Sale Order: 19 of 47)
Designing a successor to the delicious Lamborghini Miura was something of a challenge for Marcello Gandini, however with the arrival of the 'Countach' in 1971, he demonstrated to the world that his ability to create automotive drama was alive and well. In fact, the word 'Countach' is Piedmontese slang for something that visually shocks and has no direct translation but 'Wow' is probably the most polite. The first Countach appeared at the Geneva Show in 1971-the same year that 'Hot Pants' appeared on our city streets - with a similar ability to distract. Big, bright and brash like the rest of the 70s, the Countach was to remain in production, through various iterations for 15 years. With hindsight, it's clear that the car's 'flying wedge' design, with a sloping snout that appeared to descend directly from the windscreen, and innovative 'scissor doors', became a template for every 'supercar' that followed. The original, beautifully clean profile was gradually bedecked with 'wings and things' as fashions changed over the years and frequent small mechanical changes were often the result of customer input in their capacity as unwitting 'development engineers'. In 1977, the first major update of the Countach, the LP400S, was prompted by the arrival of Pirelli's P7 tyre which, when mounted on cast alloy Campagnolo Bravo rims (15x8.5" and 15x12") dramatically improved the car's dynamics. The surrounding bodywork, arches and spoilers all grew in size and drama. With the new wheels came larger (11") discs and shock absorbers, and the suspension geometry was redesigned to suit. Power and torque from the 3,929cc, V12 were increased (370 bhp/ 9,500 rpm and 267lbft/ 5,500 rpm) and a rear wing, which was about the size of Wales was a $5,000 optional extra. It's not a secret that the wing added weight and drag and did nothing for downforce but, hey, if you've got it-flaunt it. The Countach's potentially largest market - the USA - remained closed to it until the arrival of the 'emissions friendly' LP500S in 1982. Although no more powerful than before, the newcomer's 4,754cc engine brought with it a useful increase in torque. The final development saw the engine enlarged to 5,167cc and new 'four-valves-per-cylinder' heads adopted for the Countach Quattrovalvole in 1985, the latter's 300km/h (186mph) top speed making it - at the time - the world's fastest car. This is a rare, right-hand drive, UK-delivered LP500S, only 25 of which were made. Chassis number '12550' was tested by 'Car' magazine whilst it was owned by racing driver, demolition contractor, Lamborghini aficionado, and colourful character, Barry Robinson, and carried the registration 'BR 33'. A copy of the article, which appeared in Car's April 1984 edition, is with the car. The Lamborghini's first owner, Robinson had had the engine blueprinted, its output being estimated by the factory at around 425bhp, some 50 horsepower more than standard. On the 15th of October, 1983, Barry Robinson and his co-driver, the articulate and urbane, Alex Postan set a series of twelve British speed and endurance records for production cars with this Countach, lapping Vauxhall's Millbrook test track at 180mph for extended periods. This car was acquired by its present keeper in mid-2014 and we understand that it had been in storage for the previous 10 years, and there are one or two invoices in the file from that period. Since his purchase in July 2014, our vendor has invested heavily returning this Lamborghini to the glorious condition in which you find it today. There are a number of invoices relating to remedying minor mechanical ailments, new door glass and windscreen, tyres, battery etc. and in June 2016 the car was treated to a Glass-out /Trim-out respray. All these detailed invoices are in the car's history file, along with the MOT certificate, magazine articles, manuals and service records, and information about the RAC Speed Records. This fabulous LP500S has a lot going for it; it is one of only 25 or possibly fewer, it's in stunning condition having been spared no expense during the last two years, and it was the holder of 12 British Outright Speed records in 1983. A unique opportunity.
Lot # 520 (Sale Order: 20 of 47)
Porsche produced the 911E from 1969 to 1973 and it was designed to be the most comfortable and drivable of the 911 range fitting neatly between the 911T (Touring) and the 911S (Super). The designation 'E' came from the German for injection: Einspritzung. The mechanical fuel injection system (MFI) was developed jointly by Bosch and Porsche to be used on the 911E and the 911S and resulted in more power, better drivability, and a cleaner running engine. The 911E's interior had a few more comfort features, better brakes and a distinctive gold script on the engine cover. This particular 1973 911E 2.4 was supplied new by Concours Porsche-Audi, Inc. of St Louis, Missouri, to state resident, Mr Melvin Walker of Florissant. Finished in Silver Metallic with a black leatherette and basketweave interior, the car was supplied with options including; sports seats, tinted windows and a leather steering wheel. The original service book accompanying the history file shows stamps from the supplying dealer when the car was but a year old, at which point Mr Walker had covered 35,835 miles. At some stage, the car passed to a Mr Lawrence Ruzicaka during the 1980s and an invoice for an engine rebuild at that time included new pistons and bearings, carried out by Frontier Automotive of Illinois. In 2000, popular Stateside Porsche forum 'R-Gruppe' member Tom Morgan of North Carolina bought the car. It was under Mr Morgan's stewardship over a number of years that the car was to be the beneficiary of some attention including body repairs, a full bare-metal respray, a new headling, a Mocal oil-cooler, a rebuild of the engine to 911'S' specification (whilst retaining the original crankcases), a gearbox rebuild and a host of other work. A whole folder of bills, photographs and a CD containing further images pays testament to Mr Morgan's caring ownership and his vision of creating a reliable, fast and usable all-rounder 911E. The car was then purchased in 2009 by a fastidious UK R-Gruppe member known to Silverstone Auctions, who imported the car to the UK and registered it with the DVLA. Interestingly, the purchaser then sold this 911E in 2011 to our vendor, to fund a long-term Porsche project, a 904-6 Carrera GTS replica which in November 2014, Silverstone Auctions went on to sell for £146,000 at the NEC Classic Car Show! Our vendor, himself a serial Porsche 911 owner and motorsport enthusiast, was looking for something a little special and this car was too good to resist. His intention was to use the car for occasional hillclimbs and sprints whilst maintaining its touring capabilities. In 2012 the car was sent to marque specialist, 'Ninemeister' where the rear suspension was stripped and rebuilt, the engine and gearbox were both removed to rectify an oil leak, reset all valve clearance and a host of other remedial jobs, resulting in an invoice for £5,400. In 2015 the car was sent to another marque specialist, Gantspeed Engineering, where the transmission was partly dismantled and fully inspected before some components were replaced and the unit reassembled. In early 2016, our vendor decided to undertake a full engine rebuild using the expertise of Gantspeed, and upon completion, had the car tuned and rolling-road tested at Lambs in Chesterfield, where it was recorded producing 200 bhp at the flywheel. Another whole folder of invoices whilst the car has been in the UK accompanies the sale of the car with more than £20,000 having been spent in the care of our vendor to ensure that this special 911E performs at its best. Aesthetically pleasing, Rennsport Safari seats and RS door cards have been fitted to give the interior a comfortable, but minimalist period feel. Supplied with a UK V5c, Certificates of Authenticity, an MOT until January '18 and a bulging history file, this is a highly useable and well sorted 911E, retaining its original engine, which has now been rebuilt and tweaked to perfection! With its sibling, the 911S, still commanding premium prices, this 911E represent a great alternative and is the perfect drivers' Porsche that will reward close inspection.
Lot # 521 (Sale Order: 21 of 47)
Unveiled in October 1967, the DBS was the successor to the famed Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Designed in-house by William Towns, the aluminium-bodied four-seater had a sharper appearance than the curvaceous DB6 but still exuded similar road presence. Longer, wider and more luxurious than the DB6, the DBS employed a platform-type chassis with independent suspension all round and offered a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution with better high-speed stability. Originally designed to accept an all-new V8 engine that had recently surfaced in racing Lolas that year, the V8 unit was not ready in time for the car's launch, so it was fitted with the legendary, Tadek Marek-designed, 4.0-litre, DB6 engine instead. This twin-cam engine was available in standard or Vantage tune - the latter producing 325bhp at 5,750rpm with triple Webers and hotter cams. In its road test of a DBS Vantage, Motor recorded 141mph with 0-60 and 0-l00mph reached in 7.1 and 18.0 seconds respectively. Production of the DBS stretched between September 1967 and April 1972 during which time only 68 RHD Vantage examples were produced, making the DBS 6 Vantage the lowest production Vantage model of all Aston Martins. Continuing Aston's famed 007 connections, the DBS was used by George Lazenby's James Bond in the 1969 film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. A factory build sheet confirms that this genuine matching numbers DBS Vantage was delivered new to Dorking, Surrey with the registration D111 and the factory guarantee was issued on 14th October 1970. Finished in the very same original Olive Green as used by James Bond, and with complete factory Fawn interior, this car is presented in very original condition. The matching numbers, Vantage engine is reported to run very well, demonstrating good compressions and performance. A recent specialist service included installation of a new'Luminition' ignition system, brake service, carb rebuild and full dyno-tuning on the rolling road. DBS values have been overshadowed by DB4/5/6 prices of late, however, many believe this understated little brother is long overdue an increase in both demand and value. The car is supported by two exemplary history files, containing chronologically filed service history dating back to the 1980s, a full list of past ownership correspondence and registration documents, owner's manuals, past MoTs and the original build data.
Lot # 522 (Sale Order: 22 of 47)
With Jaguar's racing successes in the 1950s still fresh in the memory, it's no wonder the E-Type captured the hearts and minds of a patriotic public at launch, and if all E-Types aged as gracefully as the car offered here, then it's easy to understand why that affection continues today. The Series I, as it later became known, was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, and UK cars began to appear in showrooms some four months later in early July. The cars were initially fitted with the triple SU carburetted, 3.8-litre, six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S mated to a Moss (EB) 4-speed gearbox. This stunning, left-hand drive' Jaguar E-Type was supplied new in Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue interior on 3rd July 1964. According to the Heritage Certificate, the car was delivered to Jaguar Cars, New York and subsequently registered to a Mr.A.E.Erickson of Mercer Island, Washington. In March 1976, a registration certificate was issued in the dry state of Arizona, which is where this car remained until it was brought to the UK in 2004. This example was then purchased by our vendor in March 2007 as a complete and very original restoration project. A painstaking rebuild began in earnest and the restoration was carried out over a four-year period by our vendor, his mechanic and a number of specialists. There are a large number of bills and receipts in the history file for parts purchased. The car has covered a negligible mileage since it was restored and is presented today in superb condition. The panel fit is excellent, the bodywork has been finished to a very high standard, and the paintwork retains a good shine. The interior was completely re-trimmed in Italian leather and the engine bay has been beautifully detailed. The engine block and head match the Heritage Certificate and the vendor will have the car taken to Jaguar specialists Lanes Cars prior to the auction where it will be serviced and a condition report prepared. This will be available to prospective buyers before the auction. This Jaguar E-Type is supplied with a current UK Registration Certificate and copies of its previous Arizona title. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find an E-Type restored to this level and yet retaining its original feel and its original colour combination. We welcome all pre-sale inspections and bidders should contact the office for further details and a copy of the aforementioned condition report.
Lot # 523 (Sale Order: 23 of 47)
The Ferrari F355 is a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard 'Ferraristi' philosophy that the only "real" Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and Targa GTS burst onto the world stage in the spring of 1994. It had almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its stunning coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1 style flat bottom with an air flow channel that generated enough down-force to offset any lift. The longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 had a stunning 380 horsepower at a spine-tingling 8,250 rpm. The gearbox now had six speeds with a new type of synchromesh that made it much easier to shift. New electronically adjustable shock absorbers varied their stiffness within milliseconds to suit the road surface. Around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track the 355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder 512 TR and that level of performance combined with its sensational shape made it a worldwide success story. From the same home as the flared arch Ferrari Dino 246 GT in this sale, we are delighted to also offer this manual Ferrari F355 Berlinetta for the first time ever. Supplied new to our vendor by Mortimer Houghton Turner Ltd on 20th March 1998, this stunning, right-hand drive,â€¯UK delivered example is finished in Rosso Corsa with a Nero Black leather interior and black carpets. â€¯ The service book was stamped on 9th January 2006 by Alan Aston Motor Engineers of Evesham, at which point the car had covered just 2,501 miles and, according to their invoice for £2,708 in the file, the car was fully serviced with new cambelts and replacement brake and clutch fluid. Another invoice in the file from Dick Lovett Swindon in 2008 shows the car received some maintenance and rectification work totalling £2,984. They were entrusted with the 355 again in 2010, and on this occasion, the air-conditioning compressor was overhauled and the car was fully detailed.â€¯ Having covered minimal mileage in the last few years, we would strongly recommend to prospective purchasers of this car that it be sent for a full service including fresh fluids, belts and filters as a minimum requirement before venturing out onto the roads.â€¯ Supplied with an MOT until 14th October '17, a full tool kit, tyre inflator, bespoke car cover, and leather book pack containing all the relevant manuals, this stunning F355 Berlinetta is now indicating, what we believe to be a genuine, 7,017 miles. Rarely do single-ownership examples of one of Pininfarina's finest designs in such excellent condition come to market, and this one will certainly not disappoint.
Lot # 524 (Sale Order: 24 of 47)
There have been volumes written about the Jaguar E-Type, indeed there is no other British car, apart from perhaps the Mini, that has generated such a cult following. So it's probably more appropriate to concentrate on the many merits of this exceptional E-Type Fixed Head Coupé on offer today. Dispatched to Parkers (Manchester & Bolton) Ltd. on the 24th of December 1963 and registered as RCW 7 to it's first, and unfortunately anonymous, owner on the 2nd of January 1964. Whoever he was, we assume his initials were RCW, and he kept the car until 11th August 1972 when it was bought by a Mr. Raymond Knight of Exeter. Remaining in the county, the car changed hands on the 30th of September, 1977 to become the pride and joy of Adrian Harris, again of Exeter, who kept the car for a further nine years before it crossed the border into Somerset and into the custodianship of Peter Kerr of Bridgwater in Somerset in September 1987. Mr. Kerr was to keep the car for twenty-one years, only covering 500 in the last 18 years of his ownership. On the 1st October 2008, a Mrs. Angela Greenwood of Bristol bought the car keeping it until 21st March 2013, when it moved to our vendor's house in Bath. If this Jaguar could talk, it would undoubtedly do so with a West Country burr! Having travelled less than 5,000 miles in thirty-eight years, and now showing a shade under 69,000 miles, our vendor decided to undertake a meticulous mechanical and body restoration. Included within the extensive renovation were, new prop shafts, rebuilt suspension, uprated brakes, an engine rebuild, and the gearbox was changed to a Getrag 5-speed T5 to enhance driveability These works were complemented by a fresh coat of paint in period Opalescent Dark Grey and this lovely Jaguar was rejuvenated at a cost (we understand) of some £45,000. Superbly presented today, the car is in possession of a fresh MOT, a super history file that includes the restoration invoices, and will be accompanied by the original Moss Box, EB 12731 JS (which will need recommissioning), to allay any concerns about a lack of originality. The car has been reluctantly offered for sale by our vendor, as his substantial collection of Rolls and Bentleys means that the E-Type has only been driven a handful of times in four years. To conclude, it is our pleasure to offer an early E-Type that is now ready to be enjoyed this Spring by its lucky new owner.
Lot # 525 (Sale Order: 25 of 47)
The Porsche 930 Turbo was a genuine 'Supercar' that defined the Seventies and Eighties and was one of the fastest production cars available at the time. It was first seen at the 1973 Paris Auto Show and full production commenced two years later. The basic engine underpinnings came from the Carrera 2.7RS which was increased to 3.0 Litres and, of course, turbocharged with technology gained from Porsche's 917/30 Can-Am program. The bodywork received special treatment resulting in one of the most aggressive looking Porsches ever made with its wide arches and impressive rear whale-tail and the brakes came directly from the Porsche 917 race car. This, UK supplied, 930 Turbo was delivered by Charles Follett Ltd. to a Mr.Peter Swift on the 6th February 1980. Presented in Grand Prix White with Black leather sports seats, this iconic 80's supercar has only covered 39,600 miles since that date and has been in our vendor's possession since 2001. The specification includes a four-speed manual gearbox, electric windows, electric mirrors, electric sunroof, air conditioning, Pirelli tyres all round, and the original tool kit is present. The car comes with a good service history and the original service book with many stamps present from various Porsche Specialists over the years. The latest stamp in the service book comes from Porsche specialists 'Strasse' in June of last year. Our vendor spent over £4,000 at this time to bring the car completely up to date and ready to go. AET-Turbos reconditioned the turbos while the Prestige Bodyshop in Barnsley sorted a few minor paint blemishes on the front bumper. Strasse finished the work with a regular service and the car has covered little mileage since. Indeed, this car really is our vendor's pride and joy and he has patently looked after it with the love and care it deserves. The car is accompanied by an MOT until June 2017 and some trophies from past 'Porsche In The Park' Concours events in the early 2000s. Topical, honest and very presentable, this 930 Turbo looks like an exciting proposition, especially taking into account the fast-growing 80's turbo Porsche market - don't miss out!