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1989 Ford Escort XR3i

1989 Ford Escort XR3i

Lot # 301 (Sale Order: 1 of 67)

Lancaster Insurance challenged Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead to go head to head in a charity Classic Rumble! Team Mike and Team Ant have been working tirelessly on their cars which will see both going up for auction on Saturday 11th November. Mike's chosen beneficiary is the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation, whose aim is to raise awareness and funding for research into Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, a complicated disease that is characterised by the inflammation of the small blood vessels. All the money raised from the sale of this exquisite 1989 Ford Escort Cabriolet XR3i in Radiant Red will go to the foundation. Mike chose to restore this XR3i, which was donated by Jim Crawford (the foundation founder and brother of Marie Boyd), as "Fast Fords are big news at the moment, the XR3i is now a sought-after collectible classic and to get the chance to do this one is exciting. My car will win because it's a usable everyday classic that will turn heads! There's no need to be precious with an XR3i, just run it and drive it." The car has spent the majority of this year at Cross Street Garage in Swindon, where Blokie has been leading the restoration. The car has gone through a full nut and bolt process with every part being fully restored, refurbished or brand new and there have been some distinctive touches added, so the car is always associated with Mike Brewer, his team, and the charity. These include wonderful wheel centre caps that are embossed with #TeamMike, the #TEAMMIKE speedo on the dashboard and #TeamMike is also referenced on the intake on the engine. Mike has also signed the underneath of the car by the fuel tank, to add another special touch. The black sills and mirror bases will be finished in time for the sale. Additionally, in place of the Ford badges on the centre of the bonnet and right-hand side of the boot lid, will be bespoke Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation 2017 badges. In addition to the sale of the car, the lucky purchaser will also receive a bespoke painting of the car by 'Art by Bex', a TeamMike car cleaning kit donated by The Detailing Company and a warranty on the workmanship on the windscreen by Auto Windscreens.The restoration has been a real group effort, with many companies and people donating their time and products to ensure this XR3i is ready for the auction. Mike comments: "It's always a delight getting the chance to bring a classic car back to life and to do it for charity makes this build even more special. I've had an amazing team behind me and the offers of help we've received from fellow enthusiasts and companies have been outstanding. If it wasn't for companies and individuals donating their time and products then it would not have been possible - so a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart".

Lancaster Insurance challenged Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead to go head to head in a charity Classic Rumble! Team Mike and Team Ant have been working tirelessly on their ca...morers which will see both going up for auction on Saturday 11th November. Mike's chosen beneficiary is the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation, whose aim is to raise awareness and funding for research into Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, a complicated disease that is characterised by the inflammation of the small blood vessels. All the money raised from the sale of this exquisite 1989 Ford Escort Cabriolet XR3i in Radiant Red will go to the foundation. Mike chose to restore this XR3i, which was donated by Jim Crawford (the foundation founder and brother of Marie Boyd), as "Fast Fords are big news at the moment, the XR3i is now a sought-after collectible classic and to get the chance to do this one is exciting. My car will win because it's a usable everyday classic that will turn heads! There's no need to be precious with an XR3i, just run it and drive it." The car has spent the majority of this year at Cross Street Garage in Swindon, where Blokie has been leading the restoration. The car has gone through a full nut and bolt process with every part being fully restored, refurbished or brand new and there have been some distinctive touches added, so the car is always associated with Mike Brewer, his team, and the charity. These include wonderful wheel centre caps that are embossed with #TeamMike, the #TEAMMIKE speedo on the dashboard and #TeamMike is also referenced on the intake on the engine. Mike has also signed the underneath of the car by the fuel tank, to add another special touch. The black sills and mirror bases will be finished in time for the sale. Additionally, in place of the Ford badges on the centre of the bonnet and right-hand side of the boot lid, will be bespoke Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation 2017 badges. In addition to the sale of the car, the lucky purchaser will also receive a bespoke painting of the car by 'Art by Bex', a TeamMike car cleaning kit donated by The Detailing Company and a warranty on the workmanship on the windscreen by Auto Windscreens.The restoration has been a real group effort, with many companies and people donating their time and products to ensure this XR3i is ready for the auction. Mike comments: "It's always a delight getting the chance to bring a classic car back to life and to do it for charity makes this build even more special. I've had an amazing team behind me and the offers of help we've received from fellow enthusiasts and companies have been outstanding. If it wasn't for companies and individuals donating their time and products then it would not have been possible - so a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart".

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2017 Dowsett Classic Cars Unique Sports Racer

2017 Dowsett Classic Cars Unique Sports Racer

Lot # 302 (Sale Order: 2 of 67)

Lancaster Insurance challenged Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead to go head to head in a charity 'ClassicRumble' Team Mike and Team Ant have been working tirelessly on their cars which will see both going up for auction on Saturday 11th November. Ant's chosen charity is Harrison's Fund, which was set up by Alex Smith, a family friend of Ant's. Alex's son, Harrison, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the charity was set up to help fund research and awareness of the disease. All the money raised from the sale of this outstanding 1950's inspired Grand Prix racer will go to the foundation.Ant chose to build this sensational racer commenting "Cars are my passion, it's what makes me tick. And while their primary function is a mode of transport I wanted to see past that and build a complete one-off, a toy. Something that was built with love and passion that still pulls the heartstrings. An original GP period single seater would cost millions, so I built one inspired by an age of motor racing that is sure to capture one person's heart. I hope that person bids big for this unique car!" The single-seater racer has spent the majority of this year at Dowsetts Classic Cars, Ant's garage in Hertfordshire. It is powered by an MX-5 engine which has been completely overhauled and upgraded and has a bespoke balanced prop shaft and the gearbox has had a full strip down and rebuild. There have also been unique #TEAMANT touches added to the racer, to remind people of the project and the charity, including wonderful #TEAMANT engraved brass spinners and a bespoke vintage steering wheel. The lucky purchaser of this car will also receive a bespoke painting of the car by 'Art by Bex' and an exciting driving entry for the Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb School for 2018 (on selected dates).The restoration has been a real group effort, with many companies and people donating their time and products to ensure this racer is ready for the auction. Ant added: "Choosing an existing classic to restore would have been an easier option, but for me this challenge was about stretching the boundaries, raising the profile and cash for Harrisons Fund and most of all, beating Mike Brewer! What better way to do this than to build a car from a blank piece of paper and now that vision is real, and I can see, feel and touch the finished car, I know I made the right choice!".

Lancaster Insurance challenged Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead to go head to head in a charity 'ClassicRumble' Team Mike and Team Ant have been working tirelessly on their ca...morers which will see both going up for auction on Saturday 11th November. Ant's chosen charity is Harrison's Fund, which was set up by Alex Smith, a family friend of Ant's. Alex's son, Harrison, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the charity was set up to help fund research and awareness of the disease. All the money raised from the sale of this outstanding 1950's inspired Grand Prix racer will go to the foundation.Ant chose to build this sensational racer commenting "Cars are my passion, it's what makes me tick. And while their primary function is a mode of transport I wanted to see past that and build a complete one-off, a toy. Something that was built with love and passion that still pulls the heartstrings. An original GP period single seater would cost millions, so I built one inspired by an age of motor racing that is sure to capture one person's heart. I hope that person bids big for this unique car!" The single-seater racer has spent the majority of this year at Dowsetts Classic Cars, Ant's garage in Hertfordshire. It is powered by an MX-5 engine which has been completely overhauled and upgraded and has a bespoke balanced prop shaft and the gearbox has had a full strip down and rebuild. There have also been unique #TEAMANT touches added to the racer, to remind people of the project and the charity, including wonderful #TEAMANT engraved brass spinners and a bespoke vintage steering wheel. The lucky purchaser of this car will also receive a bespoke painting of the car by 'Art by Bex' and an exciting driving entry for the Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb School for 2018 (on selected dates).The restoration has been a real group effort, with many companies and people donating their time and products to ensure this racer is ready for the auction. Ant added: "Choosing an existing classic to restore would have been an easier option, but for me this challenge was about stretching the boundaries, raising the profile and cash for Harrisons Fund and most of all, beating Mike Brewer! What better way to do this than to build a car from a blank piece of paper and now that vision is real, and I can see, feel and touch the finished car, I know I made the right choice!".

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1978 Ford Escort RS2000 Wheeler Dealers replica rally car

1978 Ford Escort RS2000 Wheeler Dealers replica rally car

Lot # 303 (Sale Order: 3 of 67)

To add a little variety to their show in 2015, Mike Brewer decided he and Ed should create a rally car. Finding an unfinished project developed from a very solid 1978 MK II shell with a 2-litre Pinto engine, the Wheeler Dealers team set about transforming the car into a Ford Escort RS2000 'Evocation' that could compete in rally events. As can be seen from the TV show, aired in September 2015, Mike and Ed have worked their usual magic on the car, making all essential changes for the car to be eligible to compete in rallying events, including a full roll cage, fire extinguisher system, larger capacity fuel tank with braided fuel lines, body strengthening, and a twin electric fuel pump. Much of the work carried out on cars for the TV program ends up on the cutting room floor, so with a list of jobs undertaken off screen too long to list here, the end result is a really well-developed and smartly presented rally car. Since being purchased from the Wheeler Dealers team, the RS2000 replica has made a few appearances at shows but has yet to be unleashed in anger on a proper rally stage. Offered for sale with a fresh MOT, an MSA log book and MOTs from its time as a road car, don't miss this opportunity to acquire the Java Green RS2000 'Evocation' and share its celebrity. NB; This car was first registered in the UK in 2010 in left-hand drive, and was recorded as an insurance theft on the 'condition alert register in 2012.

To add a little variety to their show in 2015, Mike Brewer decided he and Ed should create a rally car. Finding an unfinished project developed from a very solid 1978 MK ...moreII shell with a 2-litre Pinto engine, the Wheeler Dealers team set about transforming the car into a Ford Escort RS2000 'Evocation' that could compete in rally events. As can be seen from the TV show, aired in September 2015, Mike and Ed have worked their usual magic on the car, making all essential changes for the car to be eligible to compete in rallying events, including a full roll cage, fire extinguisher system, larger capacity fuel tank with braided fuel lines, body strengthening, and a twin electric fuel pump. Much of the work carried out on cars for the TV program ends up on the cutting room floor, so with a list of jobs undertaken off screen too long to list here, the end result is a really well-developed and smartly presented rally car. Since being purchased from the Wheeler Dealers team, the RS2000 replica has made a few appearances at shows but has yet to be unleashed in anger on a proper rally stage. Offered for sale with a fresh MOT, an MSA log book and MOTs from its time as a road car, don't miss this opportunity to acquire the Java Green RS2000 'Evocation' and share its celebrity. NB; This car was first registered in the UK in 2010 in left-hand drive, and was recorded as an insurance theft on the 'condition alert register in 2012.

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1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1

1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1

Lot # 304 (Sale Order: 4 of 67)

**No current MOT** The Ford Escort RS Turbo was based on the 3-door Ford Escort Saloon and was supplied in a Diamond White body colour only. The engine fitted to the RS Turbo was a 1600 CVH unit modified to suit the higher loads imposed by the addition of a turbocharger. Computerised fuel injection and engine management incorporating turbocharger boost control were also fitted resulting in a healthy 132bhp and a top speed of 122 mph. The gearbox and transmission were also 'beefed-up' and the RS saw the début of a unique viscous controlled limited slip differential which reduced widely varying speed differences between the drive shafts, greatly improved cornering, and reduced torque-steer. Aesthetically, the RS Turbo was given a distinctive sporty appearance with a body-coloured front grille, bumpers, and aerodynamic aids. On the tailgate, an XR3i spoiler (also body-coloured) was fitted together with "RS Turbo" decals. The interior was trimmed in a combination of Monza and Cashmere fabrics and XR3i type Recaro LS bucket seats were fitted as standard. Production was limited to only 5,000 examples and many were modified in period for racing.This right-hand drive, matching numbers RS Turbo S1 has recently been restored to a very high standard. The car was taken back to bare metal, professionally prepared, and finished in a sparkling new coat of Diamond White. The engine was fully rebuilt (which included a Gates timing belt) and there are full details of the impressive build in the accompanying history file. Showing 56,000 miles, the RS is also accompanied by numerous old MOTs, the original service book, handbooks, and a folder of invoices for the restoration and recent attention. Retrospectively known as the 'Series 1', these early cars were very focused and considerably 'edgier' than the succeeding Series 2 and consequently have a ready market. Offered without reserve, this Ford represents a rare opportunity for any RS fan, collector or enthusiast.

**No current MOT** The Ford Escort RS Turbo was based on the 3-door Ford Escort Saloon and was supplied in a Diamond White body colour only. The engine fitted to the R...moreS Turbo was a 1600 CVH unit modified to suit the higher loads imposed by the addition of a turbocharger. Computerised fuel injection and engine management incorporating turbocharger boost control were also fitted resulting in a healthy 132bhp and a top speed of 122 mph. The gearbox and transmission were also 'beefed-up' and the RS saw the début of a unique viscous controlled limited slip differential which reduced widely varying speed differences between the drive shafts, greatly improved cornering, and reduced torque-steer. Aesthetically, the RS Turbo was given a distinctive sporty appearance with a body-coloured front grille, bumpers, and aerodynamic aids. On the tailgate, an XR3i spoiler (also body-coloured) was fitted together with "RS Turbo" decals. The interior was trimmed in a combination of Monza and Cashmere fabrics and XR3i type Recaro LS bucket seats were fitted as standard. Production was limited to only 5,000 examples and many were modified in period for racing.This right-hand drive, matching numbers RS Turbo S1 has recently been restored to a very high standard. The car was taken back to bare metal, professionally prepared, and finished in a sparkling new coat of Diamond White. The engine was fully rebuilt (which included a Gates timing belt) and there are full details of the impressive build in the accompanying history file. Showing 56,000 miles, the RS is also accompanied by numerous old MOTs, the original service book, handbooks, and a folder of invoices for the restoration and recent attention. Retrospectively known as the 'Series 1', these early cars were very focused and considerably 'edgier' than the succeeding Series 2 and consequently have a ready market. Offered without reserve, this Ford represents a rare opportunity for any RS fan, collector or enthusiast.

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1990 Audi RR Quattro Turbo 20v

1990 Audi RR Quattro Turbo 20v

Lot # 305 (Sale Order: 5 of 67)

The Audi 'Quattro' presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1980 represented a quantum leap in the repositioning of the Audi brand with their mission statement "Vorsprung durch Technik" having been applied literally. A new 20-valve engine was introduced in 1989 and with it, the Quattro became the last series production model to be given a controlled catalytic converter. After 11,452 Quattro cars had been built, production of the longest built Audi model ceased on 17 May 1991.This 20-valve Audi Quattro RR Turbo was supplied new to the UK by Audi and VW main agent Gilders of Sheffield on 25th April 1990. The first owner was a Mr. M.Chappell and amongst the factory options he selected were heated seats, central locking, ABS, larger alternator, electric windows, 'Quattro' design interior, and Chrystal Metallic Silver bodywork. Mr, Chappell transferred the car to his business and then back to him personally, so it was effectively a one owner car when it was sold even though three owners names appear. Our vendor is, technically, the fourth owner but he has covered only a nominal mileage since his purchase, so really this sparkling Audi has only had one keeper.The original service book shows evidence of regular service intervals and the car was last serviced by Audi specialists Swift Performance of Sheffield in April 2016. With the car are its service book, some invoices and a number of previous MOT Certificates and the odometer currently indicates 16,231 miles.As one would expect for such a low mileage example, this Quattro is in show condition and is the best example we have ever seen. The paint is in fine order and the shut lines are superb. The engine bay is extremely clean and shows no signs of modifications with factory correct finishes, stickers, and fittings. The interior is in very good condition.Finding an original 20v Quattro is hard enough in the current marketplace, but one showing just 16,240 miles is a truly special proposition. With BMW E30 M3s and Mercedes-Benz Evo models hitting new heights in recent years, it seems that the humble Quattro will inevitably follow in their footsteps. With world rally-winning pedigree and a growing cult status, the demand for low-mileage Quattros is surely going to increase for many years to come.We encourage pre-sale inspections and prospective bidders should contact the office for further information on this true 'best-of-breed' example. Your chance to relive the glorious 1980s in 'the' car of its era!

The Audi 'Quattro' presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1980 represented a quantum leap in the repositioning of the Audi brand with their mission statement "Vorspr...moreung durch Technik" having been applied literally. A new 20-valve engine was introduced in 1989 and with it, the Quattro became the last series production model to be given a controlled catalytic converter. After 11,452 Quattro cars had been built, production of the longest built Audi model ceased on 17 May 1991.This 20-valve Audi Quattro RR Turbo was supplied new to the UK by Audi and VW main agent Gilders of Sheffield on 25th April 1990. The first owner was a Mr. M.Chappell and amongst the factory options he selected were heated seats, central locking, ABS, larger alternator, electric windows, 'Quattro' design interior, and Chrystal Metallic Silver bodywork. Mr, Chappell transferred the car to his business and then back to him personally, so it was effectively a one owner car when it was sold even though three owners names appear. Our vendor is, technically, the fourth owner but he has covered only a nominal mileage since his purchase, so really this sparkling Audi has only had one keeper.The original service book shows evidence of regular service intervals and the car was last serviced by Audi specialists Swift Performance of Sheffield in April 2016. With the car are its service book, some invoices and a number of previous MOT Certificates and the odometer currently indicates 16,231 miles.As one would expect for such a low mileage example, this Quattro is in show condition and is the best example we have ever seen. The paint is in fine order and the shut lines are superb. The engine bay is extremely clean and shows no signs of modifications with factory correct finishes, stickers, and fittings. The interior is in very good condition.Finding an original 20v Quattro is hard enough in the current marketplace, but one showing just 16,240 miles is a truly special proposition. With BMW E30 M3s and Mercedes-Benz Evo models hitting new heights in recent years, it seems that the humble Quattro will inevitably follow in their footsteps. With world rally-winning pedigree and a growing cult status, the demand for low-mileage Quattros is surely going to increase for many years to come.We encourage pre-sale inspections and prospective bidders should contact the office for further information on this true 'best-of-breed' example. Your chance to relive the glorious 1980s in 'the' car of its era!

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1974 Datsun 260Z

1974 Datsun 260Z

Lot # 306 (Sale Order: 6 of 67)

The Datsun 260Z was the second generation of 'Z' two-seat coupés produced by Nissan in Japan from 1975 to 1978. Its dramatic looks owed a considerable amount to a 1960's styling concept drawn by Count Albrecht Goertz for Datsun, presumably at a time when they were considering ways to break into the European sports car market.The 260Z coupé replaced the 240Z. The engine was enlarged with a longer stroke to 2.6-litres with a consequential increase in power from 150bhp to 165 bhp and the car was stiffened by the extension of the chassis rails and the addition of a rear roll bar. Much like the 240Z, the car was fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard and the car featured independent suspension all round with MacPherson struts at the front and Chapman links at the rear. Rack and pinion power steering and front disc brakes meant that the 'Z' cars were a thoroughly modern package indeed.Originally delivered to the USA, this left-hand drive Datsun 260Z was sourced and imported into the UK in 2016 by its previous owner. On its arrival here, the car was subject to much recommissioning work which included a re-paint in the original striking shade of Metallic Green complemented by the original black sports upholstery. The car also features such improvements as adjustable Koni shock absorbers, polyurethane suspension bushes, and a recent fast-road clutch. Furthermore, the car benefits from a 5-speed Nissan Silvia gearbox, a fairly common and Owners Club approved modification that greatly enhances the drivability of the car, especially in modern traffic. The 260Z is one of the most rewarding cars to drive and a true usable classic, and this example represents fantastic value with scope for further improvements if desired.

The Datsun 260Z was the second generation of 'Z' two-seat coupés produced by Nissan in Japan from 1975 to 1978. Its dramatic looks owed a considerable amount to a 1960's ...morestyling concept drawn by Count Albrecht Goertz for Datsun, presumably at a time when they were considering ways to break into the European sports car market.The 260Z coupé replaced the 240Z. The engine was enlarged with a longer stroke to 2.6-litres with a consequential increase in power from 150bhp to 165 bhp and the car was stiffened by the extension of the chassis rails and the addition of a rear roll bar. Much like the 240Z, the car was fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard and the car featured independent suspension all round with MacPherson struts at the front and Chapman links at the rear. Rack and pinion power steering and front disc brakes meant that the 'Z' cars were a thoroughly modern package indeed.Originally delivered to the USA, this left-hand drive Datsun 260Z was sourced and imported into the UK in 2016 by its previous owner. On its arrival here, the car was subject to much recommissioning work which included a re-paint in the original striking shade of Metallic Green complemented by the original black sports upholstery. The car also features such improvements as adjustable Koni shock absorbers, polyurethane suspension bushes, and a recent fast-road clutch. Furthermore, the car benefits from a 5-speed Nissan Silvia gearbox, a fairly common and Owners Club approved modification that greatly enhances the drivability of the car, especially in modern traffic. The 260Z is one of the most rewarding cars to drive and a true usable classic, and this example represents fantastic value with scope for further improvements if desired.

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1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

Lot # 307 (Sale Order: 7 of 67)

1969 was, effectively, the final year for the Shelby Mustang. By now assembly had shifted to Michigan from California where it was contracted out to the A.O.Smith Corporation. Smith, an established Motor City contractor, had brought a level of serious manufacturing skill, supplier management, procedure, and standards never seen at Shelby's facility where LAX met the vibrant (and sometimes extreme) subculture of Venice, California.The 1969 Shelby Mustang was drastically different visually from the standard Mustangs, with a completely different nose and grille, a wide rectangular opening with blacked-out grille flanked by 7' headlights and with Shelby's characteristic driving lights now smaller rectangular pieces below the attractive bumper. The special Shelby bonnet had five ducts, three NACA-style surface ducts to supply cold air directly to the engine air intake and two extractors at the back of the bonnet relieving under-bonnet pressure and exhausting heated air in front of the windscreen.The 'Marti Report' accompanying this very special GT350 confirms its build date as February 27th, 1969 and it was ordered in Candy Apple Red with a White stripe and "blackout hood treatment". The interior was '3AA'- Black Clarion knit/Corinthian Vinyl Hi-Back bucket seats, and the car was fitted with a four-speed, wide ratio, manual transmission. The document also goes on to state that the Shelby was specified with a '3.25 Traction-Lok differential, sport deck rear seat, power front disc brakes, power steering, AM radio, tinted glass, and deluxe belts'. It left the factory on February 28th and was delivered to Galpin Motors in Sepulveda, California.Our vendor, who clearly has a passion for 'American Iron', has owned this striking car for the past few years and it has resided in his significant collection of special American muscle cars. It has just returned from "Iconic Creations" in Essex where it was fully serviced and treated to a new exhaust. The car is UK registered and, as you might expect from such a fastidious owner, is in exceptional condition. If you are in the market for a late-sixties Shelby, we don't know where you would look to find a better one.

1969 was, effectively, the final year for the Shelby Mustang. By now assembly had shifted to Michigan from California where it was contracted out to the A.O.Smith Corpora...moretion. Smith, an established Motor City contractor, had brought a level of serious manufacturing skill, supplier management, procedure, and standards never seen at Shelby's facility where LAX met the vibrant (and sometimes extreme) subculture of Venice, California.The 1969 Shelby Mustang was drastically different visually from the standard Mustangs, with a completely different nose and grille, a wide rectangular opening with blacked-out grille flanked by 7' headlights and with Shelby's characteristic driving lights now smaller rectangular pieces below the attractive bumper. The special Shelby bonnet had five ducts, three NACA-style surface ducts to supply cold air directly to the engine air intake and two extractors at the back of the bonnet relieving under-bonnet pressure and exhausting heated air in front of the windscreen.The 'Marti Report' accompanying this very special GT350 confirms its build date as February 27th, 1969 and it was ordered in Candy Apple Red with a White stripe and "blackout hood treatment". The interior was '3AA'- Black Clarion knit/Corinthian Vinyl Hi-Back bucket seats, and the car was fitted with a four-speed, wide ratio, manual transmission. The document also goes on to state that the Shelby was specified with a '3.25 Traction-Lok differential, sport deck rear seat, power front disc brakes, power steering, AM radio, tinted glass, and deluxe belts'. It left the factory on February 28th and was delivered to Galpin Motors in Sepulveda, California.Our vendor, who clearly has a passion for 'American Iron', has owned this striking car for the past few years and it has resided in his significant collection of special American muscle cars. It has just returned from "Iconic Creations" in Essex where it was fully serviced and treated to a new exhaust. The car is UK registered and, as you might expect from such a fastidious owner, is in exceptional condition. If you are in the market for a late-sixties Shelby, we don't know where you would look to find a better one.

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1989 Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet - 10,995mls

1989 Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet - 10,995mls

Lot # 308 (Sale Order: 8 of 67)

When Ford launched the Escort XR3, the benchmark VW Golf GTi had ruled the hot hatchback market for several years. However, Ford's new offering was a package that combined the looks, performance, and handling demanded by customers in the early eighties. With the introduction of the fuel injected XR3i in 1983, performance was further improved and the XR range captivated a new younger audience who had moved on from the old rear-wheel drive Escorts beloved by their parents. Also introduced in 1983, the Escort Cabriolet in both XR3i and Ghia specifications was Ford of Europe's first convertible since the 1960s. Based around a reinforced monocoque chassis, the convertible was engineered by German coachbuilder Karmann. An elegant and practical design, it featured the same all-round independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and brakes as its more common hatchback siblings. Powered by a fuel-injected 1597cc SOHC four-cylinder engine allied to a five-speed manual transmission, the XR3i Cabriolet was capable of nearly 120mph and became the 'darling' of the 1980s overnight.This stunning 1989 XR3i is finished in a delightful shade of Aquafoam Metallic with a classic grey interior and is in truly remarkable condition having lived a sheltered life in the care of its one owner from new and having covered just under 11,000 miles in that time. Purchased in January 1989, this sparkling little cabriolet has been its owner's pride and joy ever since and has spent most of its life being admired in his garage. As one would expect the condition of the car is exceptional and appears untouched. It's accompanied by an excellent history file which includes, not only its original factory book pack with the service book showing two stamps, but the original sales invoice along with several other invoices and, importantly, a large number of MOTs and SORN records for the car.Silverstone Auctions has gained a well-deserved reputation for sourcing remarkable cars with low mileage and low ownership, and this delightful XR3i Cabriolet fits the bill perfectly.

When Ford launched the Escort XR3, the benchmark VW Golf GTi had ruled the hot hatchback market for several years. However, Ford's new offering was a package that combine...mored the looks, performance, and handling demanded by customers in the early eighties. With the introduction of the fuel injected XR3i in 1983, performance was further improved and the XR range captivated a new younger audience who had moved on from the old rear-wheel drive Escorts beloved by their parents. Also introduced in 1983, the Escort Cabriolet in both XR3i and Ghia specifications was Ford of Europe's first convertible since the 1960s. Based around a reinforced monocoque chassis, the convertible was engineered by German coachbuilder Karmann. An elegant and practical design, it featured the same all-round independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and brakes as its more common hatchback siblings. Powered by a fuel-injected 1597cc SOHC four-cylinder engine allied to a five-speed manual transmission, the XR3i Cabriolet was capable of nearly 120mph and became the 'darling' of the 1980s overnight.This stunning 1989 XR3i is finished in a delightful shade of Aquafoam Metallic with a classic grey interior and is in truly remarkable condition having lived a sheltered life in the care of its one owner from new and having covered just under 11,000 miles in that time. Purchased in January 1989, this sparkling little cabriolet has been its owner's pride and joy ever since and has spent most of its life being admired in his garage. As one would expect the condition of the car is exceptional and appears untouched. It's accompanied by an excellent history file which includes, not only its original factory book pack with the service book showing two stamps, but the original sales invoice along with several other invoices and, importantly, a large number of MOTs and SORN records for the car.Silverstone Auctions has gained a well-deserved reputation for sourcing remarkable cars with low mileage and low ownership, and this delightful XR3i Cabriolet fits the bill perfectly.

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2002 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 LHD*

2002 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 LHD*

Lot # 309 (Sale Order: 9 of 67)

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 less weight and more power. 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 the 360 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.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 had 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 tyre inflation kit. The interior is in outstanding order with no signs 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.

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 wa...mores 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 less weight and more power. 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 the 360 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.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 had 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 tyre inflation kit. The interior is in outstanding order with no signs 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.

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1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Injection

1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Injection

Lot # 310 (Sale Order: 10 of 67)

"Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. Styled in-house by Bill Towns, the beautiful DBS caused quite a stir, 'Autocar' magazine observing that 'Without the aid of an Italian stylist the Newport Pagnell team came up with something as modern, handsome and Italianate as anything from the Turin coachbuilders at that time.' A full four-seater, the DBS employed a platform-type chassis with independent suspension all round: wishbone and coil-spring at the front, De Dion with Watts linkage at the rear. Bigger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavier DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but there were no complaints when the V8 arrived on the 27th September 1969. With an estimated 345bhp available from its 5,340cc, fuel-injected, four-cam motor, the DBS V8 could reach 100mph in under 14 seconds, running on to a top speed of 160mph - a staggering performance in those days and one which fully justified the claim that it was the fastest production car in the world. Even with automatic transmission like this example here, the V8 could reach 100mph in around 15 seconds and better 145mph flat-out. Apart from the change of engine, notable visual differences were the specially designed 15’’ GKN light alloy wheels (as opposed to the distinctive wire wheels employed on the DBS), with ventilated brake discs for the first time on an Aston Martin production car. A Chrysler Torqueflite auto transmission was offered as an alternative to the ZF manual 5-speed unit. In common with the 6-cylinder DBS, the DBSV8 was produced until May 1972, after which the car adopted the later single headlamp front end and new owners, Company Developments Ltd, renamed the car AM V8. According to the Aston Martin Heritage Trust Certificate, YON 770J was finished in Dubonnet Rosso with Natural leather and Fawn carpets and despatched from the factory on 18th March 1971 to Plough Motors before being first registered a week later to Malcolm Freedman on behalf of The Green Shield Stamp Company in Edgeware. A few years later they sold the car to a Norman Horwood of Edgbaston who became the next keeper on 5th December 1974. It was from Edgbaston that the car's next owner, Derek Grubb was to buy the DBS on 20/08/1981 and was to remain its proud custodian for the next 33 years. Derek's love affair with his Aston was to continue for over three decades and within the very neat history file (amongst decades of invoices and MOTs) there is a poignant story of the times they spent together. He was a licensed aircraft engineer and was often away for months at a time, however, his Hereford based father used to exercise the car occasionally and make sure it was always MOT'd. Within the file are invoices for work carried out over the years amounting to over £40,000, far too many to list here. Derek has also put together a spreadsheet detailing everything that was done to the car over his 33-year tenure including the fact that in 1990 he felt that YON was looking a little tired so instructed Phoenix Car Restorations near Hereford to take the car back to bare metal and repaint it in its original Dubonnet Rosso. All the brightwork was replaced or re-chromed at the same time and the Aston was generally returned to looking its best. All good things must come to an end sadly, and Derek had to part with his Aston and on May the 2nd 2014, this very smart big V8 became the responsibility of Jem Tugwell from Chertsey. The Aston visited Nicholas Mee & Co on 16/06/2016 for a plug service and to sort out a few niggles and the invoice totaled £2,000. The mileage at that point was 80,233. Only in the last ten years have original DBSs started to become sought-after and only in the last five have their values rocketed with the very best now commanding up to £200,000. In a rising market, this V8 DBS in its original colour, from very long-term fastidious ownership, and with a comprehensive service history, may well turn out to be one of your better buys."

"Although always intended to house the new Tadek Marek-designed V8 engine, the Aston Martin DBS first appeared with the 4.0-litre 'six' of the concurrently produced DB6. ...moreStyled in-house by Bill Towns, the beautiful DBS caused quite a stir, 'Autocar' magazine observing that 'Without the aid of an Italian stylist the Newport Pagnell team came up with something as modern, handsome and Italianate as anything from the Turin coachbuilders at that time.' A full four-seater, the DBS employed a platform-type chassis with independent suspension all round: wishbone and coil-spring at the front, De Dion with Watts linkage at the rear. Bigger and more luxuriously appointed than the DB6, the heavier DBS disappointed some by virtue of its slightly reduced performance, but there were no complaints when the V8 arrived on the 27th September 1969. With an estimated 345bhp available from its 5,340cc, fuel-injected, four-cam motor, the DBS V8 could reach 100mph in under 14 seconds, running on to a top speed of 160mph - a staggering performance in those days and one which fully justified the claim that it was the fastest production car in the world. Even with automatic transmission like this example here, the V8 could reach 100mph in around 15 seconds and better 145mph flat-out. Apart from the change of engine, notable visual differences were the specially designed 15’’ GKN light alloy wheels (as opposed to the distinctive wire wheels employed on the DBS), with ventilated brake discs for the first time on an Aston Martin production car. A Chrysler Torqueflite auto transmission was offered as an alternative to the ZF manual 5-speed unit. In common with the 6-cylinder DBS, the DBSV8 was produced until May 1972, after which the car adopted the later single headlamp front end and new owners, Company Developments Ltd, renamed the car AM V8. According to the Aston Martin Heritage Trust Certificate, YON 770J was finished in Dubonnet Rosso with Natural leather and Fawn carpets and despatched from the factory on 18th March 1971 to Plough Motors before being first registered a week later to Malcolm Freedman on behalf of The Green Shield Stamp Company in Edgeware. A few years later they sold the car to a Norman Horwood of Edgbaston who became the next keeper on 5th December 1974. It was from Edgbaston that the car's next owner, Derek Grubb was to buy the DBS on 20/08/1981 and was to remain its proud custodian for the next 33 years. Derek's love affair with his Aston was to continue for over three decades and within the very neat history file (amongst decades of invoices and MOTs) there is a poignant story of the times they spent together. He was a licensed aircraft engineer and was often away for months at a time, however, his Hereford based father used to exercise the car occasionally and make sure it was always MOT'd. Within the file are invoices for work carried out over the years amounting to over £40,000, far too many to list here. Derek has also put together a spreadsheet detailing everything that was done to the car over his 33-year tenure including the fact that in 1990 he felt that YON was looking a little tired so instructed Phoenix Car Restorations near Hereford to take the car back to bare metal and repaint it in its original Dubonnet Rosso. All the brightwork was replaced or re-chromed at the same time and the Aston was generally returned to looking its best. All good things must come to an end sadly, and Derek had to part with his Aston and on May the 2nd 2014, this very smart big V8 became the responsibility of Jem Tugwell from Chertsey. The Aston visited Nicholas Mee & Co on 16/06/2016 for a plug service and to sort out a few niggles and the invoice totaled £2,000. The mileage at that point was 80,233. Only in the last ten years have original DBSs started to become sought-after and only in the last five have their values rocketed with the very best now commanding up to £200,000. In a rising market, this V8 DBS in its original colour, from very long-term fastidious ownership, and with a comprehensive service history, may well turn out to be one of your better buys."

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1998 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph*

1998 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph*

Lot # 311 (Sale Order: 11 of 67)

The Graham Hull-penned Silver Seraph was a clear statement of Rolls-Royce's intention to reclaim the coveted title of 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 elegant 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph is classically finished in Silver Pearl with French Navy Connolly Leather, Dark Blue Lambswool Rugs, and acres of Burr Walnut. The interior is traditionally comfortable with rear picnic tables, climate control, and electric front and rear heated seats. It was owned from 2004 by an elderly man, who had previously owned four other Rolls Royce, and in 2013 the car was transferred to his grandson, who had always admired it, but eventually found it a little impractical for city life and sold it.The Seraph has covered a gentle 46,500 miles and having recently been subject to service and maintenance work costing over £4,600 and fitted with new tyres and batteries, is ready to go. Included in the sale are the original book pack with handbooks plus the cars service book containing 12 entries, the last dated April 2017 at 46,498 miles, along with a number of older MOT Certificates.

The Graham Hull-penned Silver Seraph was a clear statement of Rolls-Royce's intention to reclaim the coveted title of producer of 'The best car in the world'. Following ...morea 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 elegant 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph is classically finished in Silver Pearl with French Navy Connolly Leather, Dark Blue Lambswool Rugs, and acres of Burr Walnut. The interior is traditionally comfortable with rear picnic tables, climate control, and electric front and rear heated seats. It was owned from 2004 by an elderly man, who had previously owned four other Rolls Royce, and in 2013 the car was transferred to his grandson, who had always admired it, but eventually found it a little impractical for city life and sold it.The Seraph has covered a gentle 46,500 miles and having recently been subject to service and maintenance work costing over £4,600 and fitted with new tyres and batteries, is ready to go. Included in the sale are the original book pack with handbooks plus the cars service book containing 12 entries, the last dated April 2017 at 46,498 miles, along with a number of older MOT Certificates.

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2011 Ford Focus RS - 18 miles

2011 Ford Focus RS - 18 miles

Lot # 312 (Sale Order: 12 of 67)

The second generation Focus RS is the Focus that Ford originally claimed they would never build - a limited run 300bhp, 'super-hatch'. But we're delighted they did, and make no apology for being enthusiastic about this remarkable little car with its huge twin-blade spoiler at the back, aggressive body kit, and ballistic performance (0-60 in 4.7secs /163mph) from the turbocharged 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder engine.The most controversial aspect of the car was its drivetrain, which remained front, not four-wheel drive. Ford's engineers developed and patented a system called the "Revo-Knuckle" which was designed to eliminate torque-steer by keeping the kingpin offset angle consistent even under heavy load, and with 301bhp and a massive 324lbs ft available, that was most of the time. The chassis was stiffened by about 30% and bigger drive shafts, a wider track, lower ride height, and a faster steering rack translated into remarkably civilised road manners.In the raw, the RS looks a bit of a 'beastie'. With its gaping grille, 19-inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a wing that would embarrass a Porsche Turbo, the RS leaves you in no doubt about its intentions. However, it's still a Ford Focus and is good to drive, easy to park, has plenty of boot space, and is reasonably quiet at a constant speed.Delivered on the 23rd May 2011 this very special, UK supplied, Focus RS is finished in 'Ultimate Green' with a green sports fabric trim and has covered just 18 miles from new! The original sales invoice states that the car was supplied with a Sony DAB Digital radio and 'Luxury pack 1'. Despite the astonishingly low mileage, this RS has four stamps in the Service Book at Ford retailer, Tim Norton in 2012,'13,'14 and '16 when the indicated mileage was 14. The car is basically 'unwrapped', the radio aerial has never been fitted, external wheel centres have never been put on, and the seats still have the delivery plastic on them as, effectively, the car has never been used. This is a comparatively new vehicle for a classic car auction house but the demand for sporting Fords, no matter what vintage, seems to continue unabated and with this unrepeatable mileage, be sure not to miss out on this amazing example.

The second generation Focus RS is the Focus that Ford originally claimed they would never build - a limited run 300bhp, 'super-hatch'. But we're delighted they did, and...more make no apology for being enthusiastic about this remarkable little car with its huge twin-blade spoiler at the back, aggressive body kit, and ballistic performance (0-60 in 4.7secs /163mph) from the turbocharged 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder engine.The most controversial aspect of the car was its drivetrain, which remained front, not four-wheel drive. Ford's engineers developed and patented a system called the "Revo-Knuckle" which was designed to eliminate torque-steer by keeping the kingpin offset angle consistent even under heavy load, and with 301bhp and a massive 324lbs ft available, that was most of the time. The chassis was stiffened by about 30% and bigger drive shafts, a wider track, lower ride height, and a faster steering rack translated into remarkably civilised road manners.In the raw, the RS looks a bit of a 'beastie'. With its gaping grille, 19-inch wheels, flared arches, deep diffuser, and a wing that would embarrass a Porsche Turbo, the RS leaves you in no doubt about its intentions. However, it's still a Ford Focus and is good to drive, easy to park, has plenty of boot space, and is reasonably quiet at a constant speed.Delivered on the 23rd May 2011 this very special, UK supplied, Focus RS is finished in 'Ultimate Green' with a green sports fabric trim and has covered just 18 miles from new! The original sales invoice states that the car was supplied with a Sony DAB Digital radio and 'Luxury pack 1'. Despite the astonishingly low mileage, this RS has four stamps in the Service Book at Ford retailer, Tim Norton in 2012,'13,'14 and '16 when the indicated mileage was 14. The car is basically 'unwrapped', the radio aerial has never been fitted, external wheel centres have never been put on, and the seats still have the delivery plastic on them as, effectively, the car has never been used. This is a comparatively new vehicle for a classic car auction house but the demand for sporting Fords, no matter what vintage, seems to continue unabated and with this unrepeatable mileage, be sure not to miss out on this amazing example.

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1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

Lot # 313 (Sale Order: 13 of 67)

500 versions of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth were needed to homologate the "Evolution" model in British and European Touring car racing. They were all converted by Tickford Engineering (this being number 455 out of 500) and featured a more powerful 224bhp engine as well as many aerodynamic tweaks to the bodywork which included much larger spoilers and cooling ducts front and rear.This particular car is very special indeed. Discovered by Joe Macari whilst visiting a significant Ferrari collection in Germany in 2007, he returned with the car and registered it to himself before finally selling, for what was then the very significant sum of £28,000, to a private Ford collector. As one of just 56 cars ever made in White, and with the very low mileage of just 5,300 when Joe sold it, the car was almost certainly unique.Since then it has been a part of a private collection covering very little mileage. In September 2014 it was sent to highly respected Ford specialists, Tremona Garage in Southampton, for a £4,000 service which included all fluids, belts and a new battery. The mileage today is just a little over 6,000 and the car remains untouched. Recently it has been a part of a significant private collection and professionally stored in an indoor heated and dehumidified facility.Over the years so many Sierra Cosworths have had modifications or upgrades to various parts, usually engine, suspension or brakes, however, this particular car is extraordinarily original and described by the highly respected RS500 Registrar, Paul Linfoot, as one of "the most original and best available RS 500s" in the world today. "How many RS 500's are left with such low mileage?" is the question he asked. Very few, if any, is our considered answer, particularly in this well-preserved state. The comprehensive history file will be available to inspect at the Sale and the car will have a fresh MOT beforehand. Silverstone Auctions were recently privileged to sell a very similar car (with almost twice this mileage) for a figure in excess of today's guide, so we feel that this remarkable car represents good value.

500 versions of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth were needed to homologate the "Evolution" model in British and European Touring car racing. They were all converted by Tickfor...mored Engineering (this being number 455 out of 500) and featured a more powerful 224bhp engine as well as many aerodynamic tweaks to the bodywork which included much larger spoilers and cooling ducts front and rear.This particular car is very special indeed. Discovered by Joe Macari whilst visiting a significant Ferrari collection in Germany in 2007, he returned with the car and registered it to himself before finally selling, for what was then the very significant sum of £28,000, to a private Ford collector. As one of just 56 cars ever made in White, and with the very low mileage of just 5,300 when Joe sold it, the car was almost certainly unique.Since then it has been a part of a private collection covering very little mileage. In September 2014 it was sent to highly respected Ford specialists, Tremona Garage in Southampton, for a £4,000 service which included all fluids, belts and a new battery. The mileage today is just a little over 6,000 and the car remains untouched. Recently it has been a part of a significant private collection and professionally stored in an indoor heated and dehumidified facility.Over the years so many Sierra Cosworths have had modifications or upgrades to various parts, usually engine, suspension or brakes, however, this particular car is extraordinarily original and described by the highly respected RS500 Registrar, Paul Linfoot, as one of "the most original and best available RS 500s" in the world today. "How many RS 500's are left with such low mileage?" is the question he asked. Very few, if any, is our considered answer, particularly in this well-preserved state. The comprehensive history file will be available to inspect at the Sale and the car will have a fresh MOT beforehand. Silverstone Auctions were recently privileged to sell a very similar car (with almost twice this mileage) for a figure in excess of today's guide, so we feel that this remarkable car represents good value.

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1988 Range Rover EFI - 5,500 miles

1988 Range Rover EFI - 5,500 miles

Lot # 314 (Sale Order: 14 of 67)

Designed by Spen King, the original 1970 Range Rover was a masterstroke of understated elegance and remained in production virtually unaltered for 25 years. Its boxy, thin-pillared bodywork was not substantially redesigned until the second generation model of 1995 which was an altogether heavier and more complex vehicle than its rugged forebear. All versions are hugely capable machines that are equally at home on the motorway, on the school run, or clambering to the top of a mountain.Built on a box-section ladder-type chassis, much like the contemporary Land Rover, the Range Rover had more sophisticated all-independent coil spring suspension, permanent four-wheel drive, disc brakes all round and was powered by Rover's lightweight all-alloy 3.5-litre V8 engine, detuned to 135bhp. The ultimate off-road/on-road vehicle, its clever suspension managed to combine a 3 ½ tonne towing ability, a huge range of articulation off-road, and limousine comfort on A and B roads. On offer here is a 1988, post-facelift, UK-supplied, manual gearbox, petrol powered Range Rover featuring Lucas electronic fuel injection, improving both performance and fuel economy. Presented in striking Portofino Red, this remarkable car has covered 5,500 miles from new. The original sales invoice in the accompanying history file states that it was supplied by 'County Motors' in Lincoln to a Mr. M.J Evans on August 1st, 1988 and the car has been owned by the same family until very recently. They have clearly looked after it as the car remains in remarkably original condition with consistent shut lines all round and the paint still retains a deep and impressive shine. The interior presents as you would expect from the mileage indicated and is a lovely place to be. Accompanying the car is the original Bill of Sale, a variety of old MOTs, related invoices, and the car's manuals and service records. The service book shows five stamps to date with the last one indicating 5,094 miles in 2001, showing just how few miles have been covered in the past 16 years. This wonderful Range Rover really does need to be seen to be believed as very rarely do these iconic cars come to market with this mileage and in this original condition. Supplied with the cherished plate (5315 ME) and aforementioned history file, we are very pleased to offer this car to the open market for the first time in its lifetime. This is surely an unrepeatable opportunity and therefore worthy of consideration by any serious collector.

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2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

Lot # 315 (Sale Order: 15 of 67)

** Please Note : It has come to our attention that there is a fault with the roof on this car and the estimate has been adjusted accordingly ** Unveiled in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Continental GT was a different animal altogether. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R and T models in terms of its place in the overall scheme of things. Although much of the car is hand-assembled it is, essentially, a mass-produced vehicle made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt extravagance of the past and, as a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R, and this comparative affordability immediately exposed the car to an entirely different andmuch wider customer base. Introduced at the New York Motor Show in April 2006, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible (or GTC) also benefited from generally being considered 'affordable' (even though it wasn't really) and proved an immediate sales success. From time immemorial, car manufacturers have struggled with slicing the top off their saloons and retaining a degree of stiffness and Bentley naturally encountered the same problem. Determined to engineer the most torsionally rigid open four-seater that money could buy, the Crewe manufacturer incorporated additional steel tubing within the newcomer's A-posts and windscreen frame, reinforced its sills, and cross-braced the floorplan to a greater degree. The result was a class-leading 16,595ft-lb per degree which was not far away from the car's tin-topped sibling. The Convertible utilised the same smoothly powerful, twin-turbocharged, 6-litre W12 engine, Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive system, massive ABS-backed disc brakes, and sophisticated all-round independent air suspension. Electro-hydraulically operated, the Bentley's luxuriously padded fabric roof not only stowed away neatly but provided almost limousine levels of refinement. Reputedly capable of over 190mph with the top down, the GTC featured two sturdy steel hoops concealed beneath its rear headrests which could be deployed within fractions of a second if the onboard computer sensed an impending roll. Arguably more of a 2+2 than a true four-seater, the Bentley could raise or lower its hood at speeds of up to 20mph, which was handy, and quite good fun, in slow moving traffic. As you might expect from a car of this nature with 14,000 miles indicated and an impeccable main agent service history, this 2008 Continental GTC presents superbly in gleaming Beluga Black with Flamenco Red leather.The Bentley service record includes no less than 10 stamps from the car's Pdi inspection 27/02/2008 at 28 miles, through to the most recent Bentley service on 03/03/2017 at 13,450 miles.With the cost of a new GTC at well over £100,000 more than our guide, this 14,000 mile, fastidiously maintained, unmarked example looks positively good value.

** Please Note : It has come to our attention that there is a fault with the roof on this car and the estimate has been adjusted accordingly ** Unveiled in 2003 at the...more Geneva Motor Show, the Continental GT was a different animal altogether. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R and T models in terms of its place in the overall scheme of things. Although much of the car is hand-assembled it is, essentially, a mass-produced vehicle made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt extravagance of the past and, as a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R, and this comparative affordability immediately exposed the car to an entirely different andmuch wider customer base. Introduced at the New York Motor Show in April 2006, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible (or GTC) also benefited from generally being considered 'affordable' (even though it wasn't really) and proved an immediate sales success. From time immemorial, car manufacturers have struggled with slicing the top off their saloons and retaining a degree of stiffness and Bentley naturally encountered the same problem. Determined to engineer the most torsionally rigid open four-seater that money could buy, the Crewe manufacturer incorporated additional steel tubing within the newcomer's A-posts and windscreen frame, reinforced its sills, and cross-braced the floorplan to a greater degree. The result was a class-leading 16,595ft-lb per degree which was not far away from the car's tin-topped sibling. The Convertible utilised the same smoothly powerful, twin-turbocharged, 6-litre W12 engine, Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive system, massive ABS-backed disc brakes, and sophisticated all-round independent air suspension. Electro-hydraulically operated, the Bentley's luxuriously padded fabric roof not only stowed away neatly but provided almost limousine levels of refinement. Reputedly capable of over 190mph with the top down, the GTC featured two sturdy steel hoops concealed beneath its rear headrests which could be deployed within fractions of a second if the onboard computer sensed an impending roll. Arguably more of a 2+2 than a true four-seater, the Bentley could raise or lower its hood at speeds of up to 20mph, which was handy, and quite good fun, in slow moving traffic. As you might expect from a car of this nature with 14,000 miles indicated and an impeccable main agent service history, this 2008 Continental GTC presents superbly in gleaming Beluga Black with Flamenco Red leather.The Bentley service record includes no less than 10 stamps from the car's Pdi inspection 27/02/2008 at 28 miles, through to the most recent Bentley service on 03/03/2017 at 13,450 miles.With the cost of a new GTC at well over £100,000 more than our guide, this 14,000 mile, fastidiously maintained, unmarked example looks positively good value.

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1979 Ford Escort MKII RS1800 Group 4 - ex-PCA Team Total

1979 Ford Escort MKII RS1800 Group 4 - ex-PCA Team Total

Lot # 316 (Sale Order: 16 of 67)

Offered here is a remarkable Ford Escort RS1800 originally built new in 1979 for Henri Toivonen and Phil Boland's entry in the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain. It has remained with founder and owner of PCA Motorsport, Peter Clarke for its entire life. KWT 556V was used by him in 1980 in the first few rounds of the British National RAC Castrol with great success before being placed in long-term storage. The stunning Escort has now been totally remanufactured making it probably the most capable Escort RS1800 Group 4 rally car available today in superb condition.As part of a large Ford and RS Dealership in the North of England, PCA Motorsport operated as a Ford Satellite Rally Team between 1976 -1979. Team Principal Peter Clarke was himself UK National Champion in 1978. During 1978, with Ford factory assistance, PCA ran various drivers including Bjorn Waldegard, Chris Slater and Jean Pierre Nicholas finishing 11th overall on the RAC that year. During the course of that event, the PCA Team Total Gold befriended and assisted an unknown Finnish driver, Henri Toivonen, who amazingly had finished ahead of Jean Pierre in a somewhat uncompetitive Talbot Sunbeam in 9th place overall.The post-event debrief showed just how talented Henri was. Discussions took place with PCA's sponsors, Total Oil (UK) and the Ford factory, resulting in them running a 2 car team in 1979. Henri was signed for the British Open Championship (all 6 rounds) alongside Malcolm Wilson. PCA prepared Henri's cars during the year with Malcolm's cars being prepared by another Ford dealer, Thomas Motors of Blackpool. All on-event servicing etc. was under the control of PCA Motorsport. The season started with the International Mintex Rally with the 3 car PCA Team winning the Yorkshire Post Team trophy. Henri finished 3rd o/a on his debut and Peter Clarke was 7th ahead of Malcolm Wilson in 8th place. It's fair to say the pairing made a major impact on the championship that year. During his time in the UK Henri lived with Peter and his family for several months learning much from hands-on experience at Peter's Ford Dealership and competitions department. For the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain, PCA built Henri a brand new car, KWT 556V. Specified at the same level as the works cars, it was fitted with the latest Brian Hart engine, along with ZF gearboxes from Terry Samuel. Unfortunately, whilst very well placed, Henri and his co-driver Phil Boland had to retire the car due to on-going gearbox issues, the car having used all 3 gearboxes available to them. For 1980, Henri's co-driver Phil Boland teamed up with Peter Clarke in KWT 556V and they enjoyed a great season with a number of podium finishes in various rounds of the Castrol Autosport national championship. At the end of the season, Peter took the decision to retire the car from 'active service' and placed it in long-term storage.After 35 years, in 2015, it seemed the time had come to extract KWT 556V with a view to creating a fitting tribute to the late, great Henri Toivonen. It was essential that the car was prepared to exactly the correct 1979 specification and this project was entrusted to Ramsport, the renowned Rallysport specialists in Ruthin. After much consideration, it was decided that the ageing bodyshell did not retain enough strength for it to function as a really quick rally car, so in the interests of safety, it was decided to use a period shell and reassemble KWT around that.The original BDG #79841 was totally rebuilt with all new components by Graham Hicks who, coincidentally. had worked for Hartpower (Brian Hart) on the original in 1979. The car's extensive history file, as is a comprehensive specification sheet, dyno readouts (246 bhp@7500rpm) and quotes explaining the impressive torque curve of this engine and the virtues of the cams fitted for drivability. The V5 lists KWT 556V with chassis number PCA 0002 as an 'Amateur Build Clarke' signifying a chassis/body rally build and a way of avoiding the pitfalls of British Type Approval at that time. It was registered normally by Peter Clarke's dealership in November 1979.This stunning, seriously well engineered, RS1800 Group 4 rally car has never left the control of the team owner/driver of the operation entrusted by Ford to look after the interests some of the sports top names and is a must for any collector or driver requiring the ultimate on-the- button RS1800. It looks, sounds and goes exactly as it would have in 1979 when it helped play a part in the career of one of the bravest rally drivers of all. The car is FIA compliant to '2015 Historic Motorsport' regulations and is, naturally, matching numbers. A Certificate of Authenticity will be available signed by Peter Clarke the car's owner from 1979, Philip Boland the original co-driver, and the build team.

Offered here is a remarkable Ford Escort RS1800 originally built new in 1979 for Henri Toivonen and Phil Boland's entry in the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain. It...more has remained with founder and owner of PCA Motorsport, Peter Clarke for its entire life. KWT 556V was used by him in 1980 in the first few rounds of the British National RAC Castrol with great success before being placed in long-term storage. The stunning Escort has now been totally remanufactured making it probably the most capable Escort RS1800 Group 4 rally car available today in superb condition.As part of a large Ford and RS Dealership in the North of England, PCA Motorsport operated as a Ford Satellite Rally Team between 1976 -1979. Team Principal Peter Clarke was himself UK National Champion in 1978. During 1978, with Ford factory assistance, PCA ran various drivers including Bjorn Waldegard, Chris Slater and Jean Pierre Nicholas finishing 11th overall on the RAC that year. During the course of that event, the PCA Team Total Gold befriended and assisted an unknown Finnish driver, Henri Toivonen, who amazingly had finished ahead of Jean Pierre in a somewhat uncompetitive Talbot Sunbeam in 9th place overall.The post-event debrief showed just how talented Henri was. Discussions took place with PCA's sponsors, Total Oil (UK) and the Ford factory, resulting in them running a 2 car team in 1979. Henri was signed for the British Open Championship (all 6 rounds) alongside Malcolm Wilson. PCA prepared Henri's cars during the year with Malcolm's cars being prepared by another Ford dealer, Thomas Motors of Blackpool. All on-event servicing etc. was under the control of PCA Motorsport. The season started with the International Mintex Rally with the 3 car PCA Team winning the Yorkshire Post Team trophy. Henri finished 3rd o/a on his debut and Peter Clarke was 7th ahead of Malcolm Wilson in 8th place. It's fair to say the pairing made a major impact on the championship that year. During his time in the UK Henri lived with Peter and his family for several months learning much from hands-on experience at Peter's Ford Dealership and competitions department. For the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain, PCA built Henri a brand new car, KWT 556V. Specified at the same level as the works cars, it was fitted with the latest Brian Hart engine, along with ZF gearboxes from Terry Samuel. Unfortunately, whilst very well placed, Henri and his co-driver Phil Boland had to retire the car due to on-going gearbox issues, the car having used all 3 gearboxes available to them. For 1980, Henri's co-driver Phil Boland teamed up with Peter Clarke in KWT 556V and they enjoyed a great season with a number of podium finishes in various rounds of the Castrol Autosport national championship. At the end of the season, Peter took the decision to retire the car from 'active service' and placed it in long-term storage.After 35 years, in 2015, it seemed the time had come to extract KWT 556V with a view to creating a fitting tribute to the late, great Henri Toivonen. It was essential that the car was prepared to exactly the correct 1979 specification and this project was entrusted to Ramsport, the renowned Rallysport specialists in Ruthin. After much consideration, it was decided that the ageing bodyshell did not retain enough strength for it to function as a really quick rally car, so in the interests of safety, it was decided to use a period shell and reassemble KWT around that.The original BDG #79841 was totally rebuilt with all new components by Graham Hicks who, coincidentally. had worked for Hartpower (Brian Hart) on the original in 1979. The car's extensive history file, as is a comprehensive specification sheet, dyno readouts (246 bhp@7500rpm) and quotes explaining the impressive torque curve of this engine and the virtues of the cams fitted for drivability. The V5 lists KWT 556V with chassis number PCA 0002 as an 'Amateur Build Clarke' signifying a chassis/body rally build and a way of avoiding the pitfalls of British Type Approval at that time. It was registered normally by Peter Clarke's dealership in November 1979.This stunning, seriously well engineered, RS1800 Group 4 rally car has never left the control of the team owner/driver of the operation entrusted by Ford to look after the interests some of the sports top names and is a must for any collector or driver requiring the ultimate on-the- button RS1800. It looks, sounds and goes exactly as it would have in 1979 when it helped play a part in the career of one of the bravest rally drivers of all. The car is FIA compliant to '2015 Historic Motorsport' regulations and is, naturally, matching numbers. A Certificate of Authenticity will be available signed by Peter Clarke the car's owner from 1979, Philip Boland the original co-driver, and the build team.

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1968 Morris Mini Cooper MkII

1968 Morris Mini Cooper MkII

Lot # 317 (Sale Order: 17 of 67)

**Car does not have a current MOT having recently come from a deceased estate. Vendor can provide an MOT if required.** "The first Mini Cooper was launched in July 1961 and had been developed by the designer of the original Mini Sir Alec Issigonis, with racing driver and engineer John Cooper, who in 1959, had driven a prototype Mini to the Italian Grand Prix and been greatly impressed by the car. It was initially produced with a 997cc version of the BMC 'A' series engine which was fitted with twin SU carburettors, a revised cylinder head, and an improved exhaust system. The car was also fitted with a close ratio gearbox, which had a remote gearshift, a higher axle ratio than the standard Mini and was fitted with front disc brakes. These Coopers were easily distinguishable from the standard models by the different front grille, two-tone paintwork, and on the Mk 1, two-tone upholstery - most of the Mk 2 cars featured black vinyl. All Coopers were fitted with 100mph speedometers as opposed to the 90mph units on standard cars. In January 1964 the 997cc engine was swapped to a BMC 998cc unit, and later the same year the rubber cone suspension was replaced by BMC's Hydrolastic system. The Mk 2 version of the Austin & Morris Mini Cooper arrived in October 1967, featuring among other cosmetic changes, a wider rear windscreen, and in 1968 an all synchromesh gearbox. Production of the Mk 2 Cooper ended in 1969. This gorgeous little 1968 Morris Mini Cooper MK II 998cc is finished in Tartan Red with a Snowberry White roof and has been in the custodianship of its last owner for 14 years. During this time it was subject to a complete nut and bolt restoration that was completed in 2012. The restoration was carried out by Sprockets & Spanners of Bradford (seriously) and no stone was left unturned as every component was either refurbished or replaced. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt and the head was converted to run on unleaded fuel. The upholstery was replaced as were the carpets, roof lining, and door cards. This car really needs to be seen to be appreciated, the engine bay is fully detailed and the underside is as good as the rest of the paintwork. This Cooper would be a welcome addition to any collection. Presented with the car is a comprehensive history file including the invoices from its restoration, other miscellaneous bills, and past MOT Certificates. The Mini Cooper is one of the few cars truly worthy of its iconic status, the lovely free revving yet torquey A-series engine combined with well balanced sporty handling leaves drivers stepping out of Minis with an ear to ear grin after every drive. We believe that any true enthusiast must own a Mini Cooper at some point and this car is ready to give you your next 'Mini Adventure'. "

**Car does not have a current MOT having recently come from a deceased estate. Vendor can provide an MOT if required.** "The first Mini Cooper was launched in July 19...more61 and had been developed by the designer of the original Mini Sir Alec Issigonis, with racing driver and engineer John Cooper, who in 1959, had driven a prototype Mini to the Italian Grand Prix and been greatly impressed by the car. It was initially produced with a 997cc version of the BMC 'A' series engine which was fitted with twin SU carburettors, a revised cylinder head, and an improved exhaust system. The car was also fitted with a close ratio gearbox, which had a remote gearshift, a higher axle ratio than the standard Mini and was fitted with front disc brakes. These Coopers were easily distinguishable from the standard models by the different front grille, two-tone paintwork, and on the Mk 1, two-tone upholstery - most of the Mk 2 cars featured black vinyl. All Coopers were fitted with 100mph speedometers as opposed to the 90mph units on standard cars. In January 1964 the 997cc engine was swapped to a BMC 998cc unit, and later the same year the rubber cone suspension was replaced by BMC's Hydrolastic system. The Mk 2 version of the Austin & Morris Mini Cooper arrived in October 1967, featuring among other cosmetic changes, a wider rear windscreen, and in 1968 an all synchromesh gearbox. Production of the Mk 2 Cooper ended in 1969. This gorgeous little 1968 Morris Mini Cooper MK II 998cc is finished in Tartan Red with a Snowberry White roof and has been in the custodianship of its last owner for 14 years. During this time it was subject to a complete nut and bolt restoration that was completed in 2012. The restoration was carried out by Sprockets & Spanners of Bradford (seriously) and no stone was left unturned as every component was either refurbished or replaced. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt and the head was converted to run on unleaded fuel. The upholstery was replaced as were the carpets, roof lining, and door cards. This car really needs to be seen to be appreciated, the engine bay is fully detailed and the underside is as good as the rest of the paintwork. This Cooper would be a welcome addition to any collection. Presented with the car is a comprehensive history file including the invoices from its restoration, other miscellaneous bills, and past MOT Certificates. The Mini Cooper is one of the few cars truly worthy of its iconic status, the lovely free revving yet torquey A-series engine combined with well balanced sporty handling leaves drivers stepping out of Minis with an ear to ear grin after every drive. We believe that any true enthusiast must own a Mini Cooper at some point and this car is ready to give you your next 'Mini Adventure'. "

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1954 VW Transporter 'Barndoor'

1954 VW Transporter 'Barndoor'

Lot # 318 (Sale Order: 18 of 67)

The VW Transporter was introduced in 1950 and eventually made a mark on the pages of automotive history and culture worldwide. It is an iconic shape known the world over and has attracted a following like no other small van ever. Commercially it was and continues to be through all its subsequent iterations, a hit, celebrated for its simplicity in design, rugged reliability, and inescapable charisma. This, extremely rare, RHD 'Doubledoor' Panel van rolled off the production line on the 10th February 1954. We are informed 'OLL682' is one of the oldest known VW buses to be originally delivered to the UK and there are only six known right-hand drive 'Barndoor' (pre-1955) Doubledoors worldwide. Not only is this a very rare vehicle but it also has an interesting history with its first owner enjoying the van for 30 years. In 1985, recognising how special the van was, Bob Shaill purchased it and, along with the UK 'Split Window Bug Club', intended to use 'OLL682' as the club's support vehicle for their shows and meetings. There was an article in the Split Window Club Magazine at the time, written by Bob, pointing out just how rare this vehicle is and the icing on the cake being 'the original factory fitted running gear' still fitted to the van. In more recent years the 'Barndoor' has been subject to significant restoration with "keeping it standard" being the priority. The original engine/gearbox is still in place, although naturally rebuilt, and the correct 16" wheels are fitted. Hundreds of images of this much acclaimed Barndoor going back to the 1970s are in the file and the restoration was also documented with pictures detailing the process along the way. The little van enjoyed more celebrity when it featured in 'Ultra VW' magazine in 2007 and a copy of this is also in the file. Other rare features include a genuine 'BeKoWa' full-length industrial roof rack together with a 1950's BeKoWa rack catalogue, a very rare BeKoWa fold-up ladder and, incredibly, all eight original stamped clamps and crank start handle. If the cult surrounding VW vans and buses leaves you cold then this vehicle is probably not for you, however, if you are amongst the millions worldwide who 'get it', then you will appreciate the significance of this early 'Barndoor'.

The VW Transporter was introduced in 1950 and eventually made a mark on the pages of automotive history and culture worldwide. It is an iconic shape known the world over ...moreand has attracted a following like no other small van ever. Commercially it was and continues to be through all its subsequent iterations, a hit, celebrated for its simplicity in design, rugged reliability, and inescapable charisma. This, extremely rare, RHD 'Doubledoor' Panel van rolled off the production line on the 10th February 1954. We are informed 'OLL682' is one of the oldest known VW buses to be originally delivered to the UK and there are only six known right-hand drive 'Barndoor' (pre-1955) Doubledoors worldwide. Not only is this a very rare vehicle but it also has an interesting history with its first owner enjoying the van for 30 years. In 1985, recognising how special the van was, Bob Shaill purchased it and, along with the UK 'Split Window Bug Club', intended to use 'OLL682' as the club's support vehicle for their shows and meetings. There was an article in the Split Window Club Magazine at the time, written by Bob, pointing out just how rare this vehicle is and the icing on the cake being 'the original factory fitted running gear' still fitted to the van. In more recent years the 'Barndoor' has been subject to significant restoration with "keeping it standard" being the priority. The original engine/gearbox is still in place, although naturally rebuilt, and the correct 16" wheels are fitted. Hundreds of images of this much acclaimed Barndoor going back to the 1970s are in the file and the restoration was also documented with pictures detailing the process along the way. The little van enjoyed more celebrity when it featured in 'Ultra VW' magazine in 2007 and a copy of this is also in the file. Other rare features include a genuine 'BeKoWa' full-length industrial roof rack together with a 1950's BeKoWa rack catalogue, a very rare BeKoWa fold-up ladder and, incredibly, all eight original stamped clamps and crank start handle. If the cult surrounding VW vans and buses leaves you cold then this vehicle is probably not for you, however, if you are amongst the millions worldwide who 'get it', then you will appreciate the significance of this early 'Barndoor'.

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1972 Aston Martin DBS6 Automatic

1972 Aston Martin DBS6 Automatic

Lot # 319 (Sale Order: 19 of 67)

The DBS was intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Powered by a straight-six engine, it was produced from 1967 until 1972, eventually being phased out in favour of the Aston Martin V8. It was a larger coupé than the DB6, with four full-sized seats, but was powered by the same 4.0 L engine as the previous car. Claimed engine output was 282 bhp, but a no-cost Vantage engine option used Italian made Weber carburettors, increasing output to an advertised 325 bhp. The DBS was intended to have a more “modern” look than the previous series of Aston models (the DB4 through DB6), and it incorporated a fastback style rear end and squared off front grille, atypical of Astons at the time, but very much then in vogue in automotive design circles of the late sixties. Trademark Aston design features, such as a bonnet scoop, knock-off wire wheels, and side air vents with stainless steel brightwork were however retained and, sadly, the DBS was the last Aston Martin to be built under David Brown’s control. DBS Chassis no. DBS/5817/R was a late production six-cylinder car and was finished in Ascot Grey, the only DBS ever to be painted in this colour. It was first registered on 11th February 1972 as LYX 129K and after spending some time abroad arrived in Northern Ireland and was registered by Herbert Stevenson on 15th January 1976. It returned across the Irish Sea in early 1978 and became the property of North West Storage Equipment in Rochdale who registered the Aston as STD 791S on the 18th of April 1978. After around 18 months, the DBS was purchased by Philip Wood of Oldham and he remained its custodian until recently. There is a substantial history file with the car and the 34 old MOTs indicate that it has been very lightly used, certainly in the last 15 years, and corroborates the mileage of just under 63,000. Also in the file are the car's current MOT, the service history from 1980, the original Green Log Book, and a condition report from Greenfields in 2011 which concludes with “Although not in Concours condition, this car represents a very good example of the Marque, and I have no reason to doubt the low indicated mileage is genuine. This is a very pleasant and well maintained Aston.” Although running and certainly usable, with DBS values soaring, this car is an excellent restoration project. It has all the positives, late production, low mileage, from long-term ownership, great service history, no previous restoration, and the only one ever painted Ascot Grey. As with all the Astons available today, it's worth a visit to our Documents Desk and ask to see the car's History File. Have a look and have a think.

The DBS was intended as the successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Powered by a straight-six engine, it was produced from 1...more967 until 1972, eventually being phased out in favour of the Aston Martin V8. It was a larger coupé than the DB6, with four full-sized seats, but was powered by the same 4.0 L engine as the previous car. Claimed engine output was 282 bhp, but a no-cost Vantage engine option used Italian made Weber carburettors, increasing output to an advertised 325 bhp. The DBS was intended to have a more “modern” look than the previous series of Aston models (the DB4 through DB6), and it incorporated a fastback style rear end and squared off front grille, atypical of Astons at the time, but very much then in vogue in automotive design circles of the late sixties. Trademark Aston design features, such as a bonnet scoop, knock-off wire wheels, and side air vents with stainless steel brightwork were however retained and, sadly, the DBS was the last Aston Martin to be built under David Brown’s control. DBS Chassis no. DBS/5817/R was a late production six-cylinder car and was finished in Ascot Grey, the only DBS ever to be painted in this colour. It was first registered on 11th February 1972 as LYX 129K and after spending some time abroad arrived in Northern Ireland and was registered by Herbert Stevenson on 15th January 1976. It returned across the Irish Sea in early 1978 and became the property of North West Storage Equipment in Rochdale who registered the Aston as STD 791S on the 18th of April 1978. After around 18 months, the DBS was purchased by Philip Wood of Oldham and he remained its custodian until recently. There is a substantial history file with the car and the 34 old MOTs indicate that it has been very lightly used, certainly in the last 15 years, and corroborates the mileage of just under 63,000. Also in the file are the car's current MOT, the service history from 1980, the original Green Log Book, and a condition report from Greenfields in 2011 which concludes with “Although not in Concours condition, this car represents a very good example of the Marque, and I have no reason to doubt the low indicated mileage is genuine. This is a very pleasant and well maintained Aston.” Although running and certainly usable, with DBS values soaring, this car is an excellent restoration project. It has all the positives, late production, low mileage, from long-term ownership, great service history, no previous restoration, and the only one ever painted Ascot Grey. As with all the Astons available today, it's worth a visit to our Documents Desk and ask to see the car's History File. Have a look and have a think.

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1995 Ferrari 456 GT

1995 Ferrari 456 GT

Lot # 320 (Sale Order: 20 of 67)

Produced from 1992 until 2003, the Ferrari 456 and later 456 M are front-engined 'Grand Tourers' in true Ferrari tradition and were an overdue replacement for the outdated front-engined 412 which had been the company's premium four-seat V12 car for many years. The name '456' refers to the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimetres and this was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention. Despite its supercar performance, 436bhp, 0-60mph in 5.2 secs, and a top speed of 188mph, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine which has proven to be a very reliable unit.The model was warmly received by press and enthusiasts alike, and although not produced in large numbers, was always gently in demand by 'silver-haired' Ferrari owners before the 456M was eventually replaced in 2004 by the 612 Scaglietti.Offered here is a UK-supplied right-hand drive Ferrari 456 GT delivered to a Mr. M.Bralsford of St Martin, Jersey on 16th May 1995, through the then Ferrari Main Agent on the Channel Islands, Melbourne Garage. One of only 141 six-speed manual gearbox cars brought into the UK by Maranello Concessionaires, this car is finished in a striking combination or Argento Nurburgring with a blue leather interior and Otranto Blue carpets. The history file and service book that accompany this car show it has been impeccably maintained throughout with some 20 stamps in the book from both Ferrari Main Dealers and marque specialists such as Kent High Performance, Joe Macari, and Rardley Motors. The most recent service was carried out in February 2017 at respected marque specialists, Foskers, where it had a full cambelt service and four new tyres. The car is MOT tested until 27th September 2018 and is supplied with a UK V5c, its complete toolkit in a tan leather case and its tan leather bookpack with a full complement of original factory books. Now showing just 39,100 miles on the odometer, this is a superb example of the very desirable, manual gearbox 456 GT and these elegant four-seaters are now getting the attention they have so long deserved. Increasingly sought after, well cared for and low mileage Ferraris such as this one rarely come to market and we urge you to come and view this car in person.

Produced from 1992 until 2003, the Ferrari 456 and later 456 M are front-engined 'Grand Tourers' in true Ferrari tradition and were an overdue replacement for the outdate...mored front-engined 412 which had been the company's premium four-seat V12 car for many years. The name '456' refers to the fact that each cylinder displaces 456 cubic centimetres and this was the last Ferrari to use this naming convention. Despite its supercar performance, 436bhp, 0-60mph in 5.2 secs, and a top speed of 188mph, the 456 has a relatively unstressed engine which has proven to be a very reliable unit.The model was warmly received by press and enthusiasts alike, and although not produced in large numbers, was always gently in demand by 'silver-haired' Ferrari owners before the 456M was eventually replaced in 2004 by the 612 Scaglietti.Offered here is a UK-supplied right-hand drive Ferrari 456 GT delivered to a Mr. M.Bralsford of St Martin, Jersey on 16th May 1995, through the then Ferrari Main Agent on the Channel Islands, Melbourne Garage. One of only 141 six-speed manual gearbox cars brought into the UK by Maranello Concessionaires, this car is finished in a striking combination or Argento Nurburgring with a blue leather interior and Otranto Blue carpets. The history file and service book that accompany this car show it has been impeccably maintained throughout with some 20 stamps in the book from both Ferrari Main Dealers and marque specialists such as Kent High Performance, Joe Macari, and Rardley Motors. The most recent service was carried out in February 2017 at respected marque specialists, Foskers, where it had a full cambelt service and four new tyres. The car is MOT tested until 27th September 2018 and is supplied with a UK V5c, its complete toolkit in a tan leather case and its tan leather bookpack with a full complement of original factory books. Now showing just 39,100 miles on the odometer, this is a superb example of the very desirable, manual gearbox 456 GT and these elegant four-seaters are now getting the attention they have so long deserved. Increasingly sought after, well cared for and low mileage Ferraris such as this one rarely come to market and we urge you to come and view this car in person.

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1972 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600

1972 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600

Lot # 321 (Sale Order: 21 of 67)

The original Ford Escort was introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968 and soon became a commercial success as an attractive small family saloon. Ford had, for a number of years, used active participation in motor sport as a means of getting their showroom doors swinging on a Monday morning, and the new Escort was to prove no exception. Popular at club level in every discipline of the sport, it was at International level that the name 'Escort' became synonymous with winning. The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late 1960s / early 1970s, and arguably, the Escort's greatest victory was in the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally being driven by Finnish legend Hannu Mikkola. This result and the ensuing acclaim prompted Ford to produce the famous Escort Mexico (1.6-litre 'Kent'-engine) road version in honour of the rally car.One step up from the Mexico, the Escort 'RS1600' was developed using an engine that was essentially a detuned Formula 3 unit designated BDA (Belt Drive 'A' Series). Both the Mexico and RS1600 were built simultaneously at the Ford Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) facility located at the Aveley Plant in South Essex. As well as higher performance engines and sports suspension, these models featured strengthened body shells, making them ideal for rallying.Even today, Mk1 Escorts are still very popular in the historic rallying scene with their reputation for a great balance of power and handling, making them true driver's cars. The BDA engine emits a distinctive and appealing 'growl', which can be heard for quite a distance when the vehicle is being driven hard. Only 1,137 RS1600s were produced in total and with many of them ending their days against solid objects, they are now quite rare.The car presented here is a 1972 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 and we believe it's one of the best examples surviving today. Looking very smart in its original colour of Daytona Yellow and coming from a well regarded private Ford collection, this is a special car having had the most thorough of restorations (with a photographic record of circa 160 images). Our Ford-enthusiast vendor only acquires and restores cars of a certain standing and he bought this genuine, matching-numbers car complete with its original shell and many rare factory features, almost ten years ago and set about making it the best RS1600 he could. All the work has been carried out to a 'Concours' standard, with the jewel-like engine being fully rebuilt by HT Racing and the bodywork completed by ASM Motorsport. The car has had just three previous owners, the last being William Arnold, a senior member of the RS Owners Club. It still retains its original safety glass, headlights, and rare interior rubber matting, plus many other period-correct features, which all combine to ensure this car is as close to being perfect as is possible - not something we say very often. In astonishing condition and with some great provenance, this is a rare opportunity to acquire, what for many Ford enthusiasts, is the ultimate Escort model.

The original Ford Escort was introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968 and soon became a commercial success as an attractive small family saloon. Ford had, f...moreor a number of years, used active participation in motor sport as a means of getting their showroom doors swinging on a Monday morning, and the new Escort was to prove no exception. Popular at club level in every discipline of the sport, it was at International level that the name 'Escort' became synonymous with winning. The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late 1960s / early 1970s, and arguably, the Escort's greatest victory was in the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally being driven by Finnish legend Hannu Mikkola. This result and the ensuing acclaim prompted Ford to produce the famous Escort Mexico (1.6-litre 'Kent'-engine) road version in honour of the rally car.One step up from the Mexico, the Escort 'RS1600' was developed using an engine that was essentially a detuned Formula 3 unit designated BDA (Belt Drive 'A' Series). Both the Mexico and RS1600 were built simultaneously at the Ford Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) facility located at the Aveley Plant in South Essex. As well as higher performance engines and sports suspension, these models featured strengthened body shells, making them ideal for rallying.Even today, Mk1 Escorts are still very popular in the historic rallying scene with their reputation for a great balance of power and handling, making them true driver's cars. The BDA engine emits a distinctive and appealing 'growl', which can be heard for quite a distance when the vehicle is being driven hard. Only 1,137 RS1600s were produced in total and with many of them ending their days against solid objects, they are now quite rare.The car presented here is a 1972 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 and we believe it's one of the best examples surviving today. Looking very smart in its original colour of Daytona Yellow and coming from a well regarded private Ford collection, this is a special car having had the most thorough of restorations (with a photographic record of circa 160 images). Our Ford-enthusiast vendor only acquires and restores cars of a certain standing and he bought this genuine, matching-numbers car complete with its original shell and many rare factory features, almost ten years ago and set about making it the best RS1600 he could. All the work has been carried out to a 'Concours' standard, with the jewel-like engine being fully rebuilt by HT Racing and the bodywork completed by ASM Motorsport. The car has had just three previous owners, the last being William Arnold, a senior member of the RS Owners Club. It still retains its original safety glass, headlights, and rare interior rubber matting, plus many other period-correct features, which all combine to ensure this car is as close to being perfect as is possible - not something we say very often. In astonishing condition and with some great provenance, this is a rare opportunity to acquire, what for many Ford enthusiasts, is the ultimate Escort model.

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1991 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione

1991 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione

Lot # 322 (Sale Order: 22 of 67)

In order to further improve the handling of the Delta Integrale, Lancia endowed the Evoluzione (1) with a wider track, front and rear, than earlier Deltas and in order to fit this revised track into the bodywork, the already wide wheel arches were extended even further and in the process also became more rounded. The new Integrale retained the four-wheel drive layout with an epicyclic centre diff with torque splitter, a Ferguson designed viscous coupling and a Torsen rear differential. The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210bhp at 5750rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and increased frontal area. These improvements were aimed at improving the handling potential of the car and it worked, with the new Integrale being considerably quicker over rally stages on both asphalt and gravel.This particular left-hand drive, 1991 Lancia Delta Integrale is an Evoluzione I model that was imported into the UK by a previous owner from Italy in 1998 and the original Italian paperwork, including the Lancia Certificate of Originality and sales invoice are still with the car. Our vendor purchased the car in 2002 with 76,000km (47Kmiles) indicated and that figure is now 99,000kms. The car was fully resprayed in its original Monza Red in 2003 and still retains a really good shine with only a tiny touch up to the base of one door required in 2016. The interior in Grey Alcantara is also excellent with only some wear to the driver's seat bolster indicating the car's age.The panel fit is excellent, as are the wheels and brightwork and overall the car presents superbly.However, the Integrale Evo 1 was never about cosmetics, it was designed to go and handle and stop and our enthusiastic vendor has made sure it does just that. The engine, gearbox, and transmission were fully rebuilt in 2010 at 92,000kms and during his ownership, the car has benefitted from a number of mechanical modifications.' Major Mechanical Modifications Exhaust: Techo 2 tubular manifold Supersprint SS. Engine: Carbon Dynamics airbox. Bespoke Allard Turbo Sports front-mounted intercooler. Bespoke Allard Turbo Sports uprated aluminium radiator. Roller-bearing T38 Turbo. Auto Integrale fast-road cams. Adjustable camshaft pulleys. 630cc Fuel Injectors and uprated fuel pump. Rebored cylinders to 84.6mm. 12mm Head Bolts with uprated head gasket. Forged pistons and steel conrods. Uprated oil pump and baffled sump. Uprated Magnecor leads. Uprated engine wiring loom. All hoses replaced with silicone. Custom remap by FC Performance and boost pressure increased to 1.45bar. Drivetrain: Refurbished front and rear differentials and front uprated to 300nm. Steel lightweight flywheel. Fast-road clutch with Alcon plate. Uprated 3rd gear strengthening plate. Suspension: BC Coilover suspension kit with adjustable top mounts All bushes replaced with Polyurethane. Uprated drop link kit. Rear diff cradle and uprated rear lateral suspension bars. OMP rear lower suspension brace. Brakes: Grooved front and rear discs. Ferodo DS brake pads. Goodridge SS brake lines. Bodywork: HDI Headlamp Kit. Front chassis strengthening plates. The car underwent the majority of the above work in 2010/11. While the work was carried out all mechanical and electrical components, electrical sensors, bolts, washers etc. were refurbished, or replaced with OEM parts or uprated items. Have complete history for the car prior to this with specialists, MOTs, and invoices for parts etc. Oil services carried out by self each year with coolant and brake fluid changed every 2 years - invoices for this. Most recent work has included replacement fuel pump, cam and auxiliary belts, full service. This was in Oct 2016 at 98,000kms. Last oil service was May 2017 by self.' A Toad Cat 1 immobiliser is fitted and the car will have a new MOT at the time of the sale.There you have it. A very special Integrale 'Evo 1' that has had no expense spared. Open the bonnet and if you don't think 'Wow' this may not be the car for you.

In order to further improve the handling of the Delta Integrale, Lancia endowed the Evoluzione (1) with a wider track, front and rear, than earlier Deltas and in order to...more fit this revised track into the bodywork, the already wide wheel arches were extended even further and in the process also became more rounded. The new Integrale retained the four-wheel drive layout with an epicyclic centre diff with torque splitter, a Ferguson designed viscous coupling and a Torsen rear differential. The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210bhp at 5750rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and increased frontal area. These improvements were aimed at improving the handling potential of the car and it worked, with the new Integrale being considerably quicker over rally stages on both asphalt and gravel.This particular left-hand drive, 1991 Lancia Delta Integrale is an Evoluzione I model that was imported into the UK by a previous owner from Italy in 1998 and the original Italian paperwork, including the Lancia Certificate of Originality and sales invoice are still with the car. Our vendor purchased the car in 2002 with 76,000km (47Kmiles) indicated and that figure is now 99,000kms. The car was fully resprayed in its original Monza Red in 2003 and still retains a really good shine with only a tiny touch up to the base of one door required in 2016. The interior in Grey Alcantara is also excellent with only some wear to the driver's seat bolster indicating the car's age.The panel fit is excellent, as are the wheels and brightwork and overall the car presents superbly.However, the Integrale Evo 1 was never about cosmetics, it was designed to go and handle and stop and our enthusiastic vendor has made sure it does just that. The engine, gearbox, and transmission were fully rebuilt in 2010 at 92,000kms and during his ownership, the car has benefitted from a number of mechanical modifications.' Major Mechanical Modifications Exhaust: Techo 2 tubular manifold Supersprint SS. Engine: Carbon Dynamics airbox. Bespoke Allard Turbo Sports front-mounted intercooler. Bespoke Allard Turbo Sports uprated aluminium radiator. Roller-bearing T38 Turbo. Auto Integrale fast-road cams. Adjustable camshaft pulleys. 630cc Fuel Injectors and uprated fuel pump. Rebored cylinders to 84.6mm. 12mm Head Bolts with uprated head gasket. Forged pistons and steel conrods. Uprated oil pump and baffled sump. Uprated Magnecor leads. Uprated engine wiring loom. All hoses replaced with silicone. Custom remap by FC Performance and boost pressure increased to 1.45bar. Drivetrain: Refurbished front and rear differentials and front uprated to 300nm. Steel lightweight flywheel. Fast-road clutch with Alcon plate. Uprated 3rd gear strengthening plate. Suspension: BC Coilover suspension kit with adjustable top mounts All bushes replaced with Polyurethane. Uprated drop link kit. Rear diff cradle and uprated rear lateral suspension bars. OMP rear lower suspension brace. Brakes: Grooved front and rear discs. Ferodo DS brake pads. Goodridge SS brake lines. Bodywork: HDI Headlamp Kit. Front chassis strengthening plates. The car underwent the majority of the above work in 2010/11. While the work was carried out all mechanical and electrical components, electrical sensors, bolts, washers etc. were refurbished, or replaced with OEM parts or uprated items. Have complete history for the car prior to this with specialists, MOTs, and invoices for parts etc. Oil services carried out by self each year with coolant and brake fluid changed every 2 years - invoices for this. Most recent work has included replacement fuel pump, cam and auxiliary belts, full service. This was in Oct 2016 at 98,000kms. Last oil service was May 2017 by self.' A Toad Cat 1 immobiliser is fitted and the car will have a new MOT at the time of the sale.There you have it. A very special Integrale 'Evo 1' that has had no expense spared. Open the bonnet and if you don't think 'Wow' this may not be the car for you.

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1966 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI

1966 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI

Lot # 323 (Sale Order: 23 of 67)

The engine that would ultimately power the legendary Lotus Cortina began its life in 1961 when Colin Chapman commissioned a twin-cam version of the Ford Kent unit and bored it out to give 1,558cc. Whilst it was still being developed, Ford asked Chapman to fit the engine to 1,000 Ford saloons for Group 2 'Homologation'. Chapman accepted the challenge and the Ford Lotus Cortina was born. Ford supplied the bodyshells, whilst Lotus handled the mechanical and cosmetic changes. The model was to dominate saloon car racing for the Ford factory as it evolved throughout the 1960s and was driven by many stars of the day, including the legendary Jim Clark. In the February 1963 Motor Sport magazine editor, Bill Boddy said: "the modifications carried out by Lotus have turned the Cortina into a 'Q' car par excellence". In total, approximately 3,000 Lotus Cortinas were manufactured. This 1966 example was first registered on the 3rd of October to the Ford Motor Company Ltd. in Warley, Essex before passing to a Mr. B Tucker from Barking. The car is presented in lovely condition having benefited from years of caring and careful owners. A very honest example, the car appears to be largely unmodified, the panel fit is very good, the interior seems to be beautifully original and includes a period Lotus Cortina steering wheel, and the engine bay is equally tidy. From looking at the history file it would seem that the car was subjected to detailed extensive work during the late 1980s and early 1990s which included some bodywork repairs and an engine rebuild to ensure the car's longevity.In 2002 the Lotus found its way to Ireland where we understand it resided in a collection before its return to the UK earlier this year. It has been cherished by true Lotus Cortina enthusiasts and is currently in the custodianship of an avid Lotus collector who's simply selling to fund a race car project. What sets this car apart from most other Mk1 Lotus Cortinas is the impeccably maintained history file, which includes its original green buff logbook, a vast quantity of MOTs some dating back to 1971, and tax discs back to '74. Also present are extensive receipts and bills for work and maintenance undertaken over the years, the oldest of which appears to be from 1969. There are also, remarkably' most of the purchase receipts from previous owners including the receipt from the 2nd private owner in 1969 who paid the princely sum of £680 for the car and who kept it until 1987! This history file gives a real sense of this Lotus Cortina's privileged life. These talented little saloons epitomise the new-found freedom of the mid-sixties and the Lotus Cortina has cemented itself in the hearts of car enthusiasts as a proper driver's car, a true wolf in sheep's clothing. This is a very special example and not to be missed.

The engine that would ultimately power the legendary Lotus Cortina began its life in 1961 when Colin Chapman commissioned a twin-cam version of the Ford Kent unit and bor...moreed it out to give 1,558cc. Whilst it was still being developed, Ford asked Chapman to fit the engine to 1,000 Ford saloons for Group 2 'Homologation'. Chapman accepted the challenge and the Ford Lotus Cortina was born. Ford supplied the bodyshells, whilst Lotus handled the mechanical and cosmetic changes. The model was to dominate saloon car racing for the Ford factory as it evolved throughout the 1960s and was driven by many stars of the day, including the legendary Jim Clark. In the February 1963 Motor Sport magazine editor, Bill Boddy said: "the modifications carried out by Lotus have turned the Cortina into a 'Q' car par excellence". In total, approximately 3,000 Lotus Cortinas were manufactured. This 1966 example was first registered on the 3rd of October to the Ford Motor Company Ltd. in Warley, Essex before passing to a Mr. B Tucker from Barking. The car is presented in lovely condition having benefited from years of caring and careful owners. A very honest example, the car appears to be largely unmodified, the panel fit is very good, the interior seems to be beautifully original and includes a period Lotus Cortina steering wheel, and the engine bay is equally tidy. From looking at the history file it would seem that the car was subjected to detailed extensive work during the late 1980s and early 1990s which included some bodywork repairs and an engine rebuild to ensure the car's longevity.In 2002 the Lotus found its way to Ireland where we understand it resided in a collection before its return to the UK earlier this year. It has been cherished by true Lotus Cortina enthusiasts and is currently in the custodianship of an avid Lotus collector who's simply selling to fund a race car project. What sets this car apart from most other Mk1 Lotus Cortinas is the impeccably maintained history file, which includes its original green buff logbook, a vast quantity of MOTs some dating back to 1971, and tax discs back to '74. Also present are extensive receipts and bills for work and maintenance undertaken over the years, the oldest of which appears to be from 1969. There are also, remarkably' most of the purchase receipts from previous owners including the receipt from the 2nd private owner in 1969 who paid the princely sum of £680 for the car and who kept it until 1987! This history file gives a real sense of this Lotus Cortina's privileged life. These talented little saloons epitomise the new-found freedom of the mid-sixties and the Lotus Cortina has cemented itself in the hearts of car enthusiasts as a proper driver's car, a true wolf in sheep's clothing. This is a very special example and not to be missed.

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1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux

1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux

Lot # 324 (Sale Order: 24 of 67)

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved that it was possible to follow its legendary 1980's Sierra namesake. Just like the Lancia Integrale and Subaru Impreza, this was a Group 'A' rally car for the road - pure and simple. It was actually underpinned by a shortened version of the Sierra Cosworth RS Cosworth's platform and powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged longitudinally mounted Cosworth-developed engine driving all four wheels. At its retail launch in 1994, two models were available, the 'Club-spec' standard car at £21,380 and the more optioned 'Lux' version. In 1995, the RS Cosworth was treated to a mild facelift where it received a new honeycomb grille, restyled bumpers, a more attractive fascia and revised alloy wheels. The car continued until early 1996 when emissions regulations forced it out of production. Like pretty much every RS Ford, it was a classic from the moment it was built.This UK-supplied right-hand drive Escort RS Cosworth Lux rolled off the production line on 1st February 1996 before being first registered as 'P949 PGH'. Supplied by Dees Ford of Croydon in Diamond White with a Raven Black leather interior, the odometer currently reads an incredible 837 miles! The trip meter, which has never been zeroed also reads the same. Open the driver's door and the waft of a 'new car smell' still remains, whilst the Recaro seats are in A1 condition and barely look like they've been sat in, which they haven't much. Peek underneath and original factory Waxoyl is still present and the car sits on its original Pirelli tyres that still retain the rubber spikes on the sidewalls! Magazine featured in the March 2009 issue of Fast Ford, it was used as the car in their buyer's guide and has also been featured in their calendars. This time-capsule car has had two previous owners and has appeared in notable Ford collections in the intervening years before our vendor took ownership. Supplied with a UK V5c and now registered 'P200 ODP', this car will be fully serviced at a Ford Main Dealer to include fresh cambelts, a service, and an MOT prior to the auction.This is without doubt one of the finest Fords Silverstone Auctions has ever offered and this car presents a unique opportunity for an astute buyer to complete the 'full set'. Form an orderly queue here, please….

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1970 Lotus Elan S4 SE DHC

1970 Lotus Elan S4 SE DHC

Lot # 325 (Sale Order: 25 of 67)

**Manufactured 1969 not 1970** In 1962 Lotus launched a legend, the new and ground-breaking Lotus Elan. Following on from the Elite, the new car offered improved handling and better performance. Below the bonnet sat a new 1558cc, twin-cam four-cylinder engine which would become a legend in its own right, powering other classic Lotus models including, of course, the Cortina.''To say that driving the Elan is immense fun is almost an understatement. It is a car which keeps young men young and makes old men younger...'' 'Motor'The savvy engineering didn't stop with the engine, the Lotus Elan also features a very strong steel backbone chassis on which is mounted, like a saddle, a GRP body plus 4-wheel disc brakes and independent suspension all round. It's not a coincidence that the Elan has enjoyed significant success in motor sport and this is still evident by the large numbers currently involved in historic racing. Production volume of the Elan S4 was about 3,000 cars in total, with a small percentage being the SE version. The 'Special Equipment' has a bit more power (118bhp) and is fitted with servo assisted brakes, safety belts, a leather covered steering wheel, knock-on wheels with chrome embellishers, a carpeted boot interior, and Special Equipment badges.The car presented here was sold new in the UK during March 1970, and is an Elan S4 SE Drop-head Coupé finished in bright red with a black leatherette interior. The car is believed to have been converted to drop-head specification at the factory upon order. A file with over 40 years of continuous and extensive history comes with this attractive little sports car. The mileage of 78,454, whilst unwarranted, is backed by some service history and MOT certificates dating back to the 1980s. The car was restored in the early 1990s on a powder coated Spider chassis and has covered very few miles since. In recent years it has been professionally repainted and the Rotoflex couplings and shock absorbers were replaced at the same time.The original, matching numbers Lotus SE engine, with 'H'-stamped cylinder head, was fully overhauled approximately two years ago by a well-known specialist and this work included a new water pump, timing chain, valve seats and guides, bearings, and fuel pump. Known modifications to originality are a free-flow K&N air filter instead of the restricting original airbox, a modern radiator to improve cooling, and a stainless steel exhaust. The Elan is fitted with its original, working radio and comes with some period promotional literature, the owner's manual, and the original workshop manual. This is a lovely and very usable example of a lovely sixties classic, which is both a fun, sunny-day convertible and a thoroughbred sports car with unbeatable handling.

**Manufactured 1969 not 1970** In 1962 Lotus launched a legend, the new and ground-breaking Lotus Elan. Following on from the Elite, the new car offered improved hand...moreling and better performance. Below the bonnet sat a new 1558cc, twin-cam four-cylinder engine which would become a legend in its own right, powering other classic Lotus models including, of course, the Cortina.''To say that driving the Elan is immense fun is almost an understatement. It is a car which keeps young men young and makes old men younger...'' 'Motor'The savvy engineering didn't stop with the engine, the Lotus Elan also features a very strong steel backbone chassis on which is mounted, like a saddle, a GRP body plus 4-wheel disc brakes and independent suspension all round. It's not a coincidence that the Elan has enjoyed significant success in motor sport and this is still evident by the large numbers currently involved in historic racing. Production volume of the Elan S4 was about 3,000 cars in total, with a small percentage being the SE version. The 'Special Equipment' has a bit more power (118bhp) and is fitted with servo assisted brakes, safety belts, a leather covered steering wheel, knock-on wheels with chrome embellishers, a carpeted boot interior, and Special Equipment badges.The car presented here was sold new in the UK during March 1970, and is an Elan S4 SE Drop-head Coupé finished in bright red with a black leatherette interior. The car is believed to have been converted to drop-head specification at the factory upon order. A file with over 40 years of continuous and extensive history comes with this attractive little sports car. The mileage of 78,454, whilst unwarranted, is backed by some service history and MOT certificates dating back to the 1980s. The car was restored in the early 1990s on a powder coated Spider chassis and has covered very few miles since. In recent years it has been professionally repainted and the Rotoflex couplings and shock absorbers were replaced at the same time.The original, matching numbers Lotus SE engine, with 'H'-stamped cylinder head, was fully overhauled approximately two years ago by a well-known specialist and this work included a new water pump, timing chain, valve seats and guides, bearings, and fuel pump. Known modifications to originality are a free-flow K&N air filter instead of the restricting original airbox, a modern radiator to improve cooling, and a stainless steel exhaust. The Elan is fitted with its original, working radio and comes with some period promotional literature, the owner's manual, and the original workshop manual. This is a lovely and very usable example of a lovely sixties classic, which is both a fun, sunny-day convertible and a thoroughbred sports car with unbeatable handling.

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