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2001 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500

2001 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500

Lot # 601 (Sale Order: 1 of 68)

On October 4th, 2000, after 41 years, Rover decided to cease production of the Mini and following this and in celebration of their famous little car, Rover released the 'Mini Classic' range (before the introduction of the BMW Minis). The pick of this range was arguably the Mini Cooper Sport. These were more luxurious cars, with full leather trim, an alloy dash panel, 'Sport Pack' wheel arches and 13'' alloy wheels.Right at the end of the Classic range production run, a separate batch of 500 cars were assembled and they were entitled "Cooper Sport 500". They were only ever made in the Sport Pack version and were offered in four colours, Solar Red, Tahiti Blue, British Racing Green and Anthracite, all with distinctive Platinum Silver roofs. These 500 cars came with a unique dash plaque that is mounted within the glove-box and reads: 'This Mini is one of the last 500 built to the original Sir Alec Issigonis design'. There is an active Cooper Sport 500 Register ensuring that these charismatic little cars are already very collectable.This, right-hand drive, Cooper Sport 500 is confirmed as No.465 /500 and is finished in Tahiti Blue with a Platinum Silver roof and stripes. The latest of six owners, our vendor has owned the car for three years and the odometer is currently reading 32,500 miles. During his ownership, we understand that he only used the car in dry weather and has recently had the brakes overhauled and the paintwork refreshed.Accompanying the car are multiple invoices and past MOTs, the 'Last 500' Certificate, correspondence with the Cooper Sport 500 register, the original 'Gift Pack', the factory build card, and the assembly audit sheet. Offered at 'No Reserve' this is an exciting and rare opportunity to acquire one of the last examples of Sir Alec Issigonis' world-changing design.

On October 4th, 2000, after 41 years, Rover decided to cease production of the Mini and following this and in celebration of their famous little car, Rover released the '...moreMini Classic' range (before the introduction of the BMW Minis). The pick of this range was arguably the Mini Cooper Sport. These were more luxurious cars, with full leather trim, an alloy dash panel, 'Sport Pack' wheel arches and 13'' alloy wheels.Right at the end of the Classic range production run, a separate batch of 500 cars were assembled and they were entitled "Cooper Sport 500". They were only ever made in the Sport Pack version and were offered in four colours, Solar Red, Tahiti Blue, British Racing Green and Anthracite, all with distinctive Platinum Silver roofs. These 500 cars came with a unique dash plaque that is mounted within the glove-box and reads: 'This Mini is one of the last 500 built to the original Sir Alec Issigonis design'. There is an active Cooper Sport 500 Register ensuring that these charismatic little cars are already very collectable.This, right-hand drive, Cooper Sport 500 is confirmed as No.465 /500 and is finished in Tahiti Blue with a Platinum Silver roof and stripes. The latest of six owners, our vendor has owned the car for three years and the odometer is currently reading 32,500 miles. During his ownership, we understand that he only used the car in dry weather and has recently had the brakes overhauled and the paintwork refreshed.Accompanying the car are multiple invoices and past MOTs, the 'Last 500' Certificate, correspondence with the Cooper Sport 500 register, the original 'Gift Pack', the factory build card, and the assembly audit sheet. Offered at 'No Reserve' this is an exciting and rare opportunity to acquire one of the last examples of Sir Alec Issigonis' world-changing design.

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1972 Citroen D Super 5

1972 Citroen D Super 5

Lot # 602 (Sale Order: 2 of 68)

When the DS was unveiled at the 1955 Paris Salon, there were gasps of amazement all round-and rightly so. Looking like something that had just arrived from outer space, the DS was revolutionary in every sense, and suddenly Citroen's Traction Avant looked decidedly 'old hat'. In the first 15 minutes of the show, 743 orders were taken, and sales for that first day totaled 12,000.It pushed the boundaries in the 'ride versus handling' compromise equation beyond what was thought possible in a motor vehicle. The DS was the first mass-produced car with front disc brakes that were mounted inboard on either side of the differential and was effectively a mid-engined, front-wheel drive, car. It also featured 'hydropneumatic' suspension, which included an automatic leveling system, variable ground clearance, power steering, and a semi-automatic transmission.Over its twenty years of currency, the DS appeared in a variety of body shapes with a number of different engines and transmissions, and in 1957 it was decided to produce a simplified version known as the ID19 (in French ID is pronounced "Idée"- idea). This was essentially a DS19 but without the hydraulic steering, brakes or gearbox, while the engine had a lower output and the interior was a little less luxurious.The ID was replaced by the D Spécial and D Super in 1970, but these retained the lower specification and position in the range. The D Super was soon made available with the 2175cc engine and a five-speed gearbox and named the 'D Super-5'.This, right-hand drive, D Super 5 has been enjoyed by its two owners since 1972 and the second one has known the car from new, as the first owner was his neighbour. The Citroen was used as everyday transport until 1983, at which point it was taken off the road and put into dry storage. The second owner became the car's custodian in the mid-1990s, leaving it in storage until it was decided to reinstate the car and get it back on the road. Over the last 10 years 'LTN583L' has enjoyed a comprehensive, professional restoration and during the car's preparation, they were pleased to discover that it was in particularly good condition structurally. All that was required was a replacement rear o/s wing, both front doors, sills, and the rear boot panel, and these were fitted before the car was professionally finished in sparkling white. The original engine was rebuilt, a new clutch was fitted and the original gearbox was serviced and continues to function well. The all-important, hydraulic system was also refreshed and apparently is working perfectly. The original interior trim is tidy and undamaged, including the carpets, however, the headlining has been replaced and new seat covers fitted. The whole project has resulted in the vehicle presenting very nicely today and will reward closer inspection. According to the DVLA, this D Super 5 is one of five 1972 registered cars on the road and there are less than 20 on the road altogether, including LHD cars, making this a rare motor car.This is a super example of an amazing design, and with all the hard work undertaken, this French 'spaceship' requires nothing else other than to be driven and enjoyed. Amusez-vous bien!

When the DS was unveiled at the 1955 Paris Salon, there were gasps of amazement all round-and rightly so. Looking like something that had just arrived from outer space, t...morehe DS was revolutionary in every sense, and suddenly Citroen's Traction Avant looked decidedly 'old hat'. In the first 15 minutes of the show, 743 orders were taken, and sales for that first day totaled 12,000.It pushed the boundaries in the 'ride versus handling' compromise equation beyond what was thought possible in a motor vehicle. The DS was the first mass-produced car with front disc brakes that were mounted inboard on either side of the differential and was effectively a mid-engined, front-wheel drive, car. It also featured 'hydropneumatic' suspension, which included an automatic leveling system, variable ground clearance, power steering, and a semi-automatic transmission.Over its twenty years of currency, the DS appeared in a variety of body shapes with a number of different engines and transmissions, and in 1957 it was decided to produce a simplified version known as the ID19 (in French ID is pronounced "Idée"- idea). This was essentially a DS19 but without the hydraulic steering, brakes or gearbox, while the engine had a lower output and the interior was a little less luxurious.The ID was replaced by the D Spécial and D Super in 1970, but these retained the lower specification and position in the range. The D Super was soon made available with the 2175cc engine and a five-speed gearbox and named the 'D Super-5'.This, right-hand drive, D Super 5 has been enjoyed by its two owners since 1972 and the second one has known the car from new, as the first owner was his neighbour. The Citroen was used as everyday transport until 1983, at which point it was taken off the road and put into dry storage. The second owner became the car's custodian in the mid-1990s, leaving it in storage until it was decided to reinstate the car and get it back on the road. Over the last 10 years 'LTN583L' has enjoyed a comprehensive, professional restoration and during the car's preparation, they were pleased to discover that it was in particularly good condition structurally. All that was required was a replacement rear o/s wing, both front doors, sills, and the rear boot panel, and these were fitted before the car was professionally finished in sparkling white. The original engine was rebuilt, a new clutch was fitted and the original gearbox was serviced and continues to function well. The all-important, hydraulic system was also refreshed and apparently is working perfectly. The original interior trim is tidy and undamaged, including the carpets, however, the headlining has been replaced and new seat covers fitted. The whole project has resulted in the vehicle presenting very nicely today and will reward closer inspection. According to the DVLA, this D Super 5 is one of five 1972 registered cars on the road and there are less than 20 on the road altogether, including LHD cars, making this a rare motor car.This is a super example of an amazing design, and with all the hard work undertaken, this French 'spaceship' requires nothing else other than to be driven and enjoyed. Amusez-vous bien!

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1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Lot # 603 (Sale Order: 3 of 68)

The iconic Chevrolet Corvette (named after a small, maneuverable warship) has now been in production for over seven generations with enormous pedigree and style. The first model was a convertible penned by designer Harley Earl and was introduced in 1953 at the GM Motorama as a concept show car. The C2 Corvette which followed was produced between 1963 and 1967 and it is perhaps this car that is most entrenched in American automotive history with its dramatic styling, deeply scalloped side panels and evocative 'Stingray' model name. The C3 arrived in 1968 and also carried the Stingray moniker although it closely followed the design of the 'Mako Shark II' concept car. The new C3 displayed a number of innovative features including vacuum operation of the headlights, a shield to conceal the wipers when not in use, and 7inch wheels as standard. The chassis, fully independent suspension and disc brakes were carried over from the C2 and the car was offered with a choice of engine size and 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic gearboxes. This 1974, left-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is indicating 75,000 miles and lived under the warm sun in Omaha, USA with its previous lady owner for around 20 years prior to arriving on these shores early this year. Imported to the UK by our vendor, all UK taxes have been paid, and the Corvette has been registered with the DVLA to obtain the registration ' CDM 952M’. The car is fitted with a strong 350 cubic inch V8 and optioned with the 4-speed manual gearbox, electric windows, tilt steering wheel, hard top, and air conditioning. If you look at the paint charts, you’ll see that GM called this particular shade (code 68) “Dark Brown” which is not very imaginative but if you think 'Metallic Chocolate' that's probably more like it. The (code 416) Light Saddle leather trim is also correct for this particular car and the interior is generally in good shape with some light patination on the seats. Described by the vendor as a ‘’Standard, largely original car with no modifications’’ this Corvette presents very well. It has 75,000 miles indicated and has a current MOT valid until late April 2018. A change in direction for our vendor has meant that this wonderful Chevy now has to find a new home. Don't miss the opportunity to 'woofle' down the High Street of your home town in this sparkling curvaceous number with the sound of the 5.7-litre V8 echoing off the surrounding buildings. Attractively priced, this car offers superb value today.

The iconic Chevrolet Corvette (named after a small, maneuverable warship) has now been in production for over seven generations with enormous pedigree and style. The firs...moret model was a convertible penned by designer Harley Earl and was introduced in 1953 at the GM Motorama as a concept show car. The C2 Corvette which followed was produced between 1963 and 1967 and it is perhaps this car that is most entrenched in American automotive history with its dramatic styling, deeply scalloped side panels and evocative 'Stingray' model name. The C3 arrived in 1968 and also carried the Stingray moniker although it closely followed the design of the 'Mako Shark II' concept car. The new C3 displayed a number of innovative features including vacuum operation of the headlights, a shield to conceal the wipers when not in use, and 7inch wheels as standard. The chassis, fully independent suspension and disc brakes were carried over from the C2 and the car was offered with a choice of engine size and 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic gearboxes. This 1974, left-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is indicating 75,000 miles and lived under the warm sun in Omaha, USA with its previous lady owner for around 20 years prior to arriving on these shores early this year. Imported to the UK by our vendor, all UK taxes have been paid, and the Corvette has been registered with the DVLA to obtain the registration ' CDM 952M’. The car is fitted with a strong 350 cubic inch V8 and optioned with the 4-speed manual gearbox, electric windows, tilt steering wheel, hard top, and air conditioning. If you look at the paint charts, you’ll see that GM called this particular shade (code 68) “Dark Brown” which is not very imaginative but if you think 'Metallic Chocolate' that's probably more like it. The (code 416) Light Saddle leather trim is also correct for this particular car and the interior is generally in good shape with some light patination on the seats. Described by the vendor as a ‘’Standard, largely original car with no modifications’’ this Corvette presents very well. It has 75,000 miles indicated and has a current MOT valid until late April 2018. A change in direction for our vendor has meant that this wonderful Chevy now has to find a new home. Don't miss the opportunity to 'woofle' down the High Street of your home town in this sparkling curvaceous number with the sound of the 5.7-litre V8 echoing off the surrounding buildings. Attractively priced, this car offers superb value today.

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1978 Porsche 924

1978 Porsche 924

Lot # 604 (Sale Order: 4 of 68)

Porsche 924 chassis No. 9248.105546 was used from new by AFN Ltd to compete in the 1978 Porsche 924 Championship. AFN were the driving force behind the 924 Championship in an attempt to demonstrate the 924's sporting qualities. Their car was registered as "AFN 18" and was driven by Nick Faure using race number 18. It finished 4th in the series. AFN had one car at the start of the season, for Nick Faure, but later there were two when Win Percy also drove for them. Win Percy finished 5th in the Championship and Nick Faure was 8th. Thanks to the combined results of those two cars, at the end AFN was 4th in the Martini trophy for entrants.Win Percy drove AFN 18 when Nick Faure was on holiday and clearly got on with it and more importantly the AFN folk. So they prepared a car for him to compete for the rest of the season, in car number 20.The championship lasted only one year so the car was used in just a few races in 1979, in one of which Tony Dron drove it in the AFN Porsche Trophy race at Castle Combe in May 1979, finishing 3rd overall behind two 911s, and 1st in class. According to Motoring News and Autosport, he gave the second-placed 911 Carrera a really hard time (the 924 was well balanced and handled well, thus compensating for its modest power). It's probable that he drove AFN 18 in this race, and Hugh Leventon, a subsequent owner, believes that to be the case.In June 1979 AFN 18 was used along with a 'Q' car from Gordon Lamb Porsche to attack the British speed and endurance records. The long circuit at Snetterton was used as this was the only venue at the time to allow night-time running. The car, driven by Tony Dron, Andy Rouse, and Win Percy, covered over 2,000 kilometres in 24 hours at an average speed of 77.31mph, in the process winning The Commander's Cup from Ford."From Chain Drive to Turbocharger - the AFN Story" by Denis Jenkinson features the car on page 190 where he shows a picture of the Commander's Cup, Andy Rouse, Win Percy and Tony Dron, the car and Commander Heseltine himself. That car was still registered AFN 18. It was then put to rest in AFN's workshop for the next 12 years, appearing only on a few occasions to take part in events such as the Beaujolais Run.In 1992 it was bought by Alan Sawyer (and re-registered as BLF 96S) to compete in the new 924 Championship, being driven by Alan Sawyer and Richard Lloyd. It also raced in all rounds of the '93 and '94 Hankook 924 Championship, driven by Hugh Leventon who took second place in the Championship.In late 1996, the car reappeared as a hill-climb car, running in the Porsche Club Autofarm Speed Championship in the hands of George Niblett and David Strange. It was later owned and run by David Strange alone, who came 3rd overall and 2nd in class in the 1998 Championship and 4th overall and 2nd in class in 1999.In 1998, the car was restored to its original AFN livery in recognition of its continuous motorsport history. In addition to being featured in Dennis Jenkinson's history of AFN "From chain drive to turbocharger", it also appears in Michael Cotton's book "A Collector's Guide, Porsche 924 and 944", "Porsche, A History of Excellence" by Mike McCarthy, and in Jonathan Woods' book "Porsche the Legend".It has been laid up (SORNed) since 2001, although it was briefly recommissioned in 2013 and again - with a new MOT - in October 2017. It still has the original engine today and the odometer reads 19,733 miles, which is believed to be correct. The vast majority of those miles have clearly been on track and today it is a unique part of Porsche history.

Porsche 924 chassis No. 9248.105546 was used from new by AFN Ltd to compete in the 1978 Porsche 924 Championship. AFN were the driving force behind the 924 Championship i...moren an attempt to demonstrate the 924's sporting qualities. Their car was registered as "AFN 18" and was driven by Nick Faure using race number 18. It finished 4th in the series. AFN had one car at the start of the season, for Nick Faure, but later there were two when Win Percy also drove for them. Win Percy finished 5th in the Championship and Nick Faure was 8th. Thanks to the combined results of those two cars, at the end AFN was 4th in the Martini trophy for entrants.Win Percy drove AFN 18 when Nick Faure was on holiday and clearly got on with it and more importantly the AFN folk. So they prepared a car for him to compete for the rest of the season, in car number 20.The championship lasted only one year so the car was used in just a few races in 1979, in one of which Tony Dron drove it in the AFN Porsche Trophy race at Castle Combe in May 1979, finishing 3rd overall behind two 911s, and 1st in class. According to Motoring News and Autosport, he gave the second-placed 911 Carrera a really hard time (the 924 was well balanced and handled well, thus compensating for its modest power). It's probable that he drove AFN 18 in this race, and Hugh Leventon, a subsequent owner, believes that to be the case.In June 1979 AFN 18 was used along with a 'Q' car from Gordon Lamb Porsche to attack the British speed and endurance records. The long circuit at Snetterton was used as this was the only venue at the time to allow night-time running. The car, driven by Tony Dron, Andy Rouse, and Win Percy, covered over 2,000 kilometres in 24 hours at an average speed of 77.31mph, in the process winning The Commander's Cup from Ford."From Chain Drive to Turbocharger - the AFN Story" by Denis Jenkinson features the car on page 190 where he shows a picture of the Commander's Cup, Andy Rouse, Win Percy and Tony Dron, the car and Commander Heseltine himself. That car was still registered AFN 18. It was then put to rest in AFN's workshop for the next 12 years, appearing only on a few occasions to take part in events such as the Beaujolais Run.In 1992 it was bought by Alan Sawyer (and re-registered as BLF 96S) to compete in the new 924 Championship, being driven by Alan Sawyer and Richard Lloyd. It also raced in all rounds of the '93 and '94 Hankook 924 Championship, driven by Hugh Leventon who took second place in the Championship.In late 1996, the car reappeared as a hill-climb car, running in the Porsche Club Autofarm Speed Championship in the hands of George Niblett and David Strange. It was later owned and run by David Strange alone, who came 3rd overall and 2nd in class in the 1998 Championship and 4th overall and 2nd in class in 1999.In 1998, the car was restored to its original AFN livery in recognition of its continuous motorsport history. In addition to being featured in Dennis Jenkinson's history of AFN "From chain drive to turbocharger", it also appears in Michael Cotton's book "A Collector's Guide, Porsche 924 and 944", "Porsche, A History of Excellence" by Mike McCarthy, and in Jonathan Woods' book "Porsche the Legend".It has been laid up (SORNed) since 2001, although it was briefly recommissioned in 2013 and again - with a new MOT - in October 2017. It still has the original engine today and the odometer reads 19,733 miles, which is believed to be correct. The vast majority of those miles have clearly been on track and today it is a unique part of Porsche history.

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2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Keswick Special Commission Auto

2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Keswick Special Commission Auto

Lot # 605 (Sale Order: 5 of 68)

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9-litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. Changes included chassis and braking upgrades, to cope with the increased performance and Ian Callum enlarged the grill, added fog lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. The V12 Vantage Volante, costing over £100,000 at its launch, remained in production until 2004.Throughout production of the DB7 V12 Vantage, a number of limited edition models were released, one being the 'Keswick', produced for the Lancaster Group who have two Aston Martin dealerships. Only 10 cars were made in total, 5 Coupé, and 5 Volante models. The specification included; Ferrari Nero Daytona Black coachwork, upper and lower mesh grilles, lower interior and seats in Charcoal hide with DB7 logo embossed in seats, smoke headlining, white-faced instruments, 19" wheels, black brake calipers, and metallic finishes in the cabin to replace wood veneers.This particular UK right-hand drive 'Keswick' was supplied new to its first owner, a Mr. R.Whiffin, by Lancaster Sevenoaks on 5th May 2003. The car is finished in the bespoke 'Keswick' colour combination of Nero Daytona Metallic with a charcoal interior and black mohair hood and has a Touchtronic transmission. The service records show 9 stamps in total, all but one being from Aston Martin main dealers, with the last service being carried out at Aston Martin Chichester on 18th August '17 for which there is a £2,953 bill included in the file.Now showing a mere 20,622 miles on the odometer the Aston is supplied with its UK V5c, driver's manuals, and service records and is MOT tested until 20th August 2018. V12 DB7s are undoubtedly special motor cars, but this very rare, one of only 5, Keswick Volante is really special and represents a great opportunity to own a well-cared for modern classic which ticks all the boxes for any serious car collector.

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9-litre V12 producing ...morea creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. Changes included chassis and braking upgrades, to cope with the increased performance and Ian Callum enlarged the grill, added fog lamps and re-styled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared. The V12 Vantage Volante, costing over £100,000 at its launch, remained in production until 2004.Throughout production of the DB7 V12 Vantage, a number of limited edition models were released, one being the 'Keswick', produced for the Lancaster Group who have two Aston Martin dealerships. Only 10 cars were made in total, 5 Coupé, and 5 Volante models. The specification included; Ferrari Nero Daytona Black coachwork, upper and lower mesh grilles, lower interior and seats in Charcoal hide with DB7 logo embossed in seats, smoke headlining, white-faced instruments, 19" wheels, black brake calipers, and metallic finishes in the cabin to replace wood veneers.This particular UK right-hand drive 'Keswick' was supplied new to its first owner, a Mr. R.Whiffin, by Lancaster Sevenoaks on 5th May 2003. The car is finished in the bespoke 'Keswick' colour combination of Nero Daytona Metallic with a charcoal interior and black mohair hood and has a Touchtronic transmission. The service records show 9 stamps in total, all but one being from Aston Martin main dealers, with the last service being carried out at Aston Martin Chichester on 18th August '17 for which there is a £2,953 bill included in the file.Now showing a mere 20,622 miles on the odometer the Aston is supplied with its UK V5c, driver's manuals, and service records and is MOT tested until 20th August 2018. V12 DB7s are undoubtedly special motor cars, but this very rare, one of only 5, Keswick Volante is really special and represents a great opportunity to own a well-cared for modern classic which ticks all the boxes for any serious car collector.

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1969 Aston Martin DBS6 Manual

1969 Aston Martin DBS6 Manual

Lot # 606 (Sale Order: 6 of 68)

There are those cars that try ever so slightly too hard to achieve a sense of presence and there are some cars that have a natural sense of absence, ones where you forget their launch, demise, and general existence. Then there is the Aston Martin DBS, a prime example of a car that effortlessly dominates. Some knowledgeable Aston enthusiasts rattle on about the William Towns design in its later ‘Oscar India’ incarnation but over time I suspect that the original double-headlight DBS of 1967 – 1972 may well win the style-stakes, and not just because of its starring roles in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service or The Persuaders! There is something elegantly formidable about this particular Aston Martin and its coachwork is so timeless in appearance, that it is near impossible to believe that the DBS is 50 years old this year. When the car made its debut at the 1967 Paris Motor Show, its profile seemed to be in the tradition of previous DB cars but its sheer size – it is six inches wider than the DB6 - gave visitors an impression of effortless power. Some traditionalists regarded the four headlamps as further evidence of Britain going to the dogs, along with the introduction of Radio One and the Sgt. Pepper LP, and muttered that everyone involved in the project merited a damned good thrashing. However, other motorists saw the latest Aston Martin as the ideal blend of tradition and modernity; here was a motor car that would plough through lesser traffic, leaving pretenders to its grand touring crown in its wake. Fitting neatly into that mould is this 1969 DBS6 finished in Champagne Gold with a boardroom Black interior and chrome wire wheels. Initially registered on 11th April 1969, the car left the factory finished in White bur during its restoration in 2005 it was painted the colour you see it today. Aston Martin DBs are the exception to the rule that a colour change devalues the car and the reason that so many have one, two or even three changes is because it's comparatively easy. The engine bay, floor pan, and boot are finished in black at the factory so it's possible to completely paint the car to a totally professional standard without taking out the engine, brakes, wiring, dashboard, headlining etc. This is a usable, three owner car, which is working well and drives well, although it could benefit from further cosmetic improvement which will take the car to its true potential. This particular car has twin headlights and a manual gearbox, both very desirable, and has covered just over 71,000 miles. The engine bay is in good condition and on inspection of the chassis, the previous restorer has done an excellent job. A full service and overhaul of the front suspension have recently been carried out. Like most Astons there is a history file so large you could fly a hang-glider off it and it contains squillions of invoices, photographic evidence of a complete engine rebuild. restoration details, MOTs etc illustrating the many thousands of pounds spent over the years. The car was driven back from the continent not long ago and ran very well with no issues, holding excellent oil pressure. We have five DBS examples for sale today and within that context, we feel this car is sensibly guided to allow for some cosmetic improvements in a dynamic market.

There are those cars that try ever so slightly too hard to achieve a sense of presence and there are some cars that have a natural sense of absence, ones where you forget...more their launch, demise, and general existence. Then there is the Aston Martin DBS, a prime example of a car that effortlessly dominates. Some knowledgeable Aston enthusiasts rattle on about the William Towns design in its later ‘Oscar India’ incarnation but over time I suspect that the original double-headlight DBS of 1967 – 1972 may well win the style-stakes, and not just because of its starring roles in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service or The Persuaders! There is something elegantly formidable about this particular Aston Martin and its coachwork is so timeless in appearance, that it is near impossible to believe that the DBS is 50 years old this year. When the car made its debut at the 1967 Paris Motor Show, its profile seemed to be in the tradition of previous DB cars but its sheer size – it is six inches wider than the DB6 - gave visitors an impression of effortless power. Some traditionalists regarded the four headlamps as further evidence of Britain going to the dogs, along with the introduction of Radio One and the Sgt. Pepper LP, and muttered that everyone involved in the project merited a damned good thrashing. However, other motorists saw the latest Aston Martin as the ideal blend of tradition and modernity; here was a motor car that would plough through lesser traffic, leaving pretenders to its grand touring crown in its wake. Fitting neatly into that mould is this 1969 DBS6 finished in Champagne Gold with a boardroom Black interior and chrome wire wheels. Initially registered on 11th April 1969, the car left the factory finished in White bur during its restoration in 2005 it was painted the colour you see it today. Aston Martin DBs are the exception to the rule that a colour change devalues the car and the reason that so many have one, two or even three changes is because it's comparatively easy. The engine bay, floor pan, and boot are finished in black at the factory so it's possible to completely paint the car to a totally professional standard without taking out the engine, brakes, wiring, dashboard, headlining etc. This is a usable, three owner car, which is working well and drives well, although it could benefit from further cosmetic improvement which will take the car to its true potential. This particular car has twin headlights and a manual gearbox, both very desirable, and has covered just over 71,000 miles. The engine bay is in good condition and on inspection of the chassis, the previous restorer has done an excellent job. A full service and overhaul of the front suspension have recently been carried out. Like most Astons there is a history file so large you could fly a hang-glider off it and it contains squillions of invoices, photographic evidence of a complete engine rebuild. restoration details, MOTs etc illustrating the many thousands of pounds spent over the years. The car was driven back from the continent not long ago and ran very well with no issues, holding excellent oil pressure. We have five DBS examples for sale today and within that context, we feel this car is sensibly guided to allow for some cosmetic improvements in a dynamic market.

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1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello

1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello

Lot # 607 (Sale Order: 7 of 68)

The 550 Maranello is a front-engined, 5.5-litre, V12 grand tourer, the spiritual successor to the 365 GTB Daytona, and was offered with a manual gearbox only. Produced between 1996 and 2002, it is now regarded as the last of the normally aspirated manual cars that also had the traditional V12 Grand Tourer engine.This particular UK supplied 550 Maranello was first registered in 1997 and finished in Argento Nurburgring with Bordeaux full leather upholstery, Bordeaux lower dashboard, a Nero upper dashboard, and a Nero leather headlining.Options selected when new included chrome exhaust tailpipes, Scuderia wing shields, red brake calipers, and Ferrari embossed headrests. Significantly this car has only been serviced by Ferrari main agents throughout its 56,000-mile history, with the last service taking place in August 2017. Cars of this ilk with full main dealer history that have been used regularly are rare and generally drive better than their low mileage cousins! Within the industry, legend has it that "A busy Ferrari is a happy Ferrari" and today's guide for this lovely 550 makes a good case to buy, drive and enjoy whilst in the full knowledge the rarity of it will always protect residual value.

The 550 Maranello is a front-engined, 5.5-litre, V12 grand tourer, the spiritual successor to the 365 GTB Daytona, and was offered with a manual gearbox only. Produced be...moretween 1996 and 2002, it is now regarded as the last of the normally aspirated manual cars that also had the traditional V12 Grand Tourer engine.This particular UK supplied 550 Maranello was first registered in 1997 and finished in Argento Nurburgring with Bordeaux full leather upholstery, Bordeaux lower dashboard, a Nero upper dashboard, and a Nero leather headlining.Options selected when new included chrome exhaust tailpipes, Scuderia wing shields, red brake calipers, and Ferrari embossed headrests. Significantly this car has only been serviced by Ferrari main agents throughout its 56,000-mile history, with the last service taking place in August 2017. Cars of this ilk with full main dealer history that have been used regularly are rare and generally drive better than their low mileage cousins! Within the industry, legend has it that "A busy Ferrari is a happy Ferrari" and today's guide for this lovely 550 makes a good case to buy, drive and enjoy whilst in the full knowledge the rarity of it will always protect residual value.

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2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

Lot # 608 (Sale Order: 8 of 68)

Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7 in 1999. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9 litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car was super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a serious appetite for air compared to its 6-cylinder predecessor, demanding a larger intake and other modifications to the frontal airflow were made to aid cooling. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades to cope with the increased performance, and Ian Callum enlarged the grille, added fog lamps, and restyled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared.This automatic 'Touchtronic' DB7 Vantage was first registered on the 7th November 2000 and is presented in one of the most attractive and arguably the best colour combinations of Mendip Blue and Parchment hide. Bought by our vendor in 2015 to join his Aston collection that includes a pre-Oscar India V8 and a V8 Volante EFI, the car has had little use apart from occasional visits to AMOC Concours events, the latest of which was at the new Aston Martin facility launch in St. Athan, Wales in 2017. During this event, the car achieved second place in the DB7 section scoring 10/10 for original specification and 5/5 for originality and patina.The car has been serviced at the following intervals:06/11/2000 Aston Martin Derby at 56 miles29/11/2000 Aston Martin Derby at 883 miles13/08/2003 Aston Martin Sevenoaks at 9,840 miles01/10/2009 The Workshop at 11,500 miles17/08/2015 Aston Martin Cheltenham 12,561 miles31/05/2017 Aston Works, Newport Pagnell at 13,869 milesThe DB7 is offered to auction with an MOT until May 2018 and it should be noted that recent MOT records show no advisories, no doubt as a result of light usage (only 3,000 miles in ten years) and regular, quality maintenance. The odometer currently reads 14,200 miles supported entirely by its history. Our conscientious vendor also requested for all twelve spark plugs and the coil packs to be replaced during the last service.It's a pleasure to offer such a special DB7 Vantage. Concours winning looks, a fabulous interior, eminently driveable, and all at a guide price that wouldn't buy a replacement gearbox for some of its European cousins.

Aston Martin introduced the long-awaited Vantage version of their successful DB7 in 1999. Sporting a Cosworth designed, 5.9 litre V12 producing a creamy 420bhp, the car w...moreas super-quick and was electronically limited to 185mph. The V12 had a serious appetite for air compared to its 6-cylinder predecessor, demanding a larger intake and other modifications to the frontal airflow were made to aid cooling. Other changes included chassis and braking upgrades to cope with the increased performance, and Ian Callum enlarged the grille, added fog lamps, and restyled the valances to give the car a more purposeful look. The Vantage interior leather trim was cut and sewn at a special trim shop at Newport Pagnell, where the carpet and wood veneers were also prepared.This automatic 'Touchtronic' DB7 Vantage was first registered on the 7th November 2000 and is presented in one of the most attractive and arguably the best colour combinations of Mendip Blue and Parchment hide. Bought by our vendor in 2015 to join his Aston collection that includes a pre-Oscar India V8 and a V8 Volante EFI, the car has had little use apart from occasional visits to AMOC Concours events, the latest of which was at the new Aston Martin facility launch in St. Athan, Wales in 2017. During this event, the car achieved second place in the DB7 section scoring 10/10 for original specification and 5/5 for originality and patina.The car has been serviced at the following intervals:06/11/2000 Aston Martin Derby at 56 miles29/11/2000 Aston Martin Derby at 883 miles13/08/2003 Aston Martin Sevenoaks at 9,840 miles01/10/2009 The Workshop at 11,500 miles17/08/2015 Aston Martin Cheltenham 12,561 miles31/05/2017 Aston Works, Newport Pagnell at 13,869 milesThe DB7 is offered to auction with an MOT until May 2018 and it should be noted that recent MOT records show no advisories, no doubt as a result of light usage (only 3,000 miles in ten years) and regular, quality maintenance. The odometer currently reads 14,200 miles supported entirely by its history. Our conscientious vendor also requested for all twelve spark plugs and the coil packs to be replaced during the last service.It's a pleasure to offer such a special DB7 Vantage. Concours winning looks, a fabulous interior, eminently driveable, and all at a guide price that wouldn't buy a replacement gearbox for some of its European cousins.

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1973 Aston Martin Vantage Automatic

1973 Aston Martin Vantage Automatic

Lot # 609 (Sale Order: 9 of 68)

After Sir David Brown's departure, DBS production continued under new owners Company Developments, the car being re-styled with a two-headlamp front end but mechanically remaining much as before. The 4-litre, six-cylinder model was re-named ‘Vantage’, a departure from accepted practice, as the term had hitherto been used to denote the high-performance engine option. To further confuse matters, all but two Vantages (‘6067’ and ‘6068’) had the 'SVC' Vantage high-performance engine. A mere 70 of these six-cylinder Vantages were produced between May 1972 and July 1973. This right-hand drive example is one of these rare cars and was fitted from new with the Borg-Warner automatic transmission option. First owned by Richard Ellis of Cornhill, London EC3 and registered ‘TGO 309M’, the car comes with a substantial history file containing copies of all previous owner registration documents, a number of older MOT Certificates, numerous service invoices, and the car's Heritage Certificate. Whilst in the ownership (from 1980 to 1986) of one Richard Bass of London EC1 it was registered ‘RBA 55’, then subsequently ‘DBY 217M’, ‘BOO 4’ and (presently) ‘DBY 453M’. Accompanying documentation records a speedometer change in June 1995 at 104,410 miles and there is a mileage record in the file between March 1980 and May 1996. The odometer currently reads 42,395 miles. Service bills on file indicate regular maintenance carried out by recognised specialists such as RS Williams, Ian Mason, Promech Automotive, Goodwood Green, and Aston Service Dorset. We understand that the engine was rebuilt in 2007 and the gearbox in 2011. It was retrimmed in 1989, carpets included, at a cost of £4,300 and the details are in the file. ‘DBY 453M’ possesses the desirable attributes of 72-spoke chromed wire wheels and a factory-fitted Webasto sunroof and was finished from new in Dubonnet Rosso with a tan leather interior, the latter featuring a period 8-track radio/cassette stereo system. It has been SORN'd for the past few years but, as you can see from the photographs, remains in excellent order, and will come to auction with its Swansea V5 and a fresh MOT. As one of only seventy made and built for one year only, this is the one to have, and this particular car was even rarer in Dubonnet with a sunroof and, at number 53, was one of the last few six-cylinder DBS Astons ever made.

After Sir David Brown's departure, DBS production continued under new owners Company Developments, the car being re-styled with a two-headlamp front end but mechanically ...moreremaining much as before. The 4-litre, six-cylinder model was re-named ‘Vantage’, a departure from accepted practice, as the term had hitherto been used to denote the high-performance engine option. To further confuse matters, all but two Vantages (‘6067’ and ‘6068’) had the 'SVC' Vantage high-performance engine. A mere 70 of these six-cylinder Vantages were produced between May 1972 and July 1973. This right-hand drive example is one of these rare cars and was fitted from new with the Borg-Warner automatic transmission option. First owned by Richard Ellis of Cornhill, London EC3 and registered ‘TGO 309M’, the car comes with a substantial history file containing copies of all previous owner registration documents, a number of older MOT Certificates, numerous service invoices, and the car's Heritage Certificate. Whilst in the ownership (from 1980 to 1986) of one Richard Bass of London EC1 it was registered ‘RBA 55’, then subsequently ‘DBY 217M’, ‘BOO 4’ and (presently) ‘DBY 453M’. Accompanying documentation records a speedometer change in June 1995 at 104,410 miles and there is a mileage record in the file between March 1980 and May 1996. The odometer currently reads 42,395 miles. Service bills on file indicate regular maintenance carried out by recognised specialists such as RS Williams, Ian Mason, Promech Automotive, Goodwood Green, and Aston Service Dorset. We understand that the engine was rebuilt in 2007 and the gearbox in 2011. It was retrimmed in 1989, carpets included, at a cost of £4,300 and the details are in the file. ‘DBY 453M’ possesses the desirable attributes of 72-spoke chromed wire wheels and a factory-fitted Webasto sunroof and was finished from new in Dubonnet Rosso with a tan leather interior, the latter featuring a period 8-track radio/cassette stereo system. It has been SORN'd for the past few years but, as you can see from the photographs, remains in excellent order, and will come to auction with its Swansea V5 and a fresh MOT. As one of only seventy made and built for one year only, this is the one to have, and this particular car was even rarer in Dubonnet with a sunroof and, at number 53, was one of the last few six-cylinder DBS Astons ever made.

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1958 Bentley S1 Standard Steel Saloon

1958 Bentley S1 Standard Steel Saloon

Lot # 610 (Sale Order: 10 of 68)

Conceived as replacements for the ageing Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and Bentley R-Type, the all-new Silver Cloud and Bentley S-Type were introduced early in 1955. The duo sported sleeker bodywork on a new box-section separate chassis incorporating improved brakes and suspension, the latter featuring electrically controlled damping. Enlargement to 4,887cc and the adoption of a six-port cylinder head boosted the traditionally undisclosed power output of the dependable inlet-over-exhaust six-cylinder engine, which for the first time was identical in specification in its Rolls and Bentley forms. A sophisticated, four-speed, automatic transmission was now standard equipment, with manual transmission a Bentley-only option up to 1957. Fast - 100mph-plus - relatively economical and cheaper to maintain than the succeeding V8-engined versions, the classically elegant S1 is arguably the most user-friendly of all post-war Bentleys.This delightful S1 was delivered to the merchant bank Singer & Friedlander on the 29th January 1958 by the supplying dealer Orford & Son of London. As detailed in the copy build sheets the car was finished in Sable over Sand with a beige interior, an absolutely classic colour combination which still looks stylish today. After a period in the United States, the largest market for Bentley saloons at the time with even right-hand drive examples finding willing buyers, the car returned to British shores on the 14th May 2008 after spending some time in Ireland.Our vendor purchased the car from a fellow Bentley Driver's Club member on the 16th September 2014 after an extensive search for the best example he could find and added it to his stable of other classics. This stately S1 has enjoyed regular use and maintenance, frequently used for trips to the Goodwood Revival in Sussex from our vendor's home in Lincolnshire, and this year undertook a grand tour of Scotland. The odometer shows some 24,000 miles, a figure which given this car's many years abroad we are unable to warrant, however, the MOT records show some 5,500 gentle miles have been enjoyed over the last two years. The car has recently been fitted with five new radial tyres, a full stainless-steel exhaust system, electronic ignition and, prior to this year's Goodwood Revival, it had an oil change, new oil filter, and the brakes adjusted. To quote our vendor "XUH does not smoke and uses very little oil, and when compared to my Jaguars, it does not use any."The chrome is generally in good order and the radiator grille has recently been re-chromed by Castle Chrome. The interior is classic fifties' Bentley, with lightly patinated veneers and a new set of cosy 'Easirider' lambskin rugs lavishly grace the footwells. Although exempt, the car will be presented to auction with a fresh MOT and looking its best.These beautifully profiled saloons were an absolute statement in period and today, with looks that are both timeless and contemporary, can still turn a few heads.

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1959 Gilera Giubileo 98

1959 Gilera Giubileo 98

Lot # 611 (Sale Order: 11 of 68)

The 'Gran Fondo' resistance races in Italy during the 1950s were synonymous with passion, hard work, and excitement. In these races, riders spent days on end on their bikes, crossing all of Italy and the most famous races were the "Milano - Taranto" and the "Motogiro d'Italia". The Motogiro is remembered as the most fascinating and adventurous two-wheeled race, however, the adventure ended in 1957, when all motorcycle races on public roads were abolished in the aftermath of the terrible Mille Miglia accident.This is a 1959 Gilera 'Giubileo 98'. The engine although looking like a 2-stroke is, in fact, a 4-stroke. It does run and will only need slight attention to return it to its former glory. The tank is gorgeous, with a flared shape, oozing style in that familiar Italian way, as well as little unusual design touches like the rear lights. A lot of attention has been focused on sourcing original parts and chroming and refurbing as much of the original bike as possible. It is complete with UK V5 logbook. It would look great as a piece of art or to be used and enjoyed in the spirit of the 1950s.......better still enter the MotoGiro 2018.

The 'Gran Fondo' resistance races in Italy during the 1950s were synonymous with passion, hard work, and excitement. In these races, riders spent days on end on their bik...morees, crossing all of Italy and the most famous races were the "Milano - Taranto" and the "Motogiro d'Italia". The Motogiro is remembered as the most fascinating and adventurous two-wheeled race, however, the adventure ended in 1957, when all motorcycle races on public roads were abolished in the aftermath of the terrible Mille Miglia accident.This is a 1959 Gilera 'Giubileo 98'. The engine although looking like a 2-stroke is, in fact, a 4-stroke. It does run and will only need slight attention to return it to its former glory. The tank is gorgeous, with a flared shape, oozing style in that familiar Italian way, as well as little unusual design touches like the rear lights. A lot of attention has been focused on sourcing original parts and chroming and refurbing as much of the original bike as possible. It is complete with UK V5 logbook. It would look great as a piece of art or to be used and enjoyed in the spirit of the 1950s.......better still enter the MotoGiro 2018.

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1959 Triumph Speed Twin 5TA 500cc

1959 Triumph Speed Twin 5TA 500cc

Lot # 612 (Sale Order: 12 of 68)

In 1959 Triumph's pre-unit 500cc engine made way for the new unit construction 5TA. The bore and stroke became 69x65.5mm making the new engine a short stroke. The brakes were full-width hubs and the frame was revised with a single top frame rail below the fuel tank. This alteration meant that the fuel tank acted as a stressed member. The most noticeable difference was the large, valanced front mudguard and totally enclosed 'Bathtub' rear panelling and, like all Triumphs that were designed by Edward Turner, they had tremendous style and smooth modern lines. This example has been in a private collection since 1996, owned by a capable engineer and used regularly up until 12 months ago. It has many sensible modifications such as the electronic ignition system and an Amal concentric carburetor and has completed many trips over to the Isle of Man. The bike is presented in its original colour of Amaranth Red that was only in use for 1959 before moving to Ruby Red. The engine and frame numbers match and it is complete with its UK V5 and lots of previous MOTs. This Triumph is a very usable classic that simply takes you back to the 50s/60s and sounds amazing!

In 1959 Triumph's pre-unit 500cc engine made way for the new unit construction 5TA. The bore and stroke became 69x65.5mm making the new engine a short stroke. The brakes ...morewere full-width hubs and the frame was revised with a single top frame rail below the fuel tank. This alteration meant that the fuel tank acted as a stressed member. The most noticeable difference was the large, valanced front mudguard and totally enclosed 'Bathtub' rear panelling and, like all Triumphs that were designed by Edward Turner, they had tremendous style and smooth modern lines. This example has been in a private collection since 1996, owned by a capable engineer and used regularly up until 12 months ago. It has many sensible modifications such as the electronic ignition system and an Amal concentric carburetor and has completed many trips over to the Isle of Man. The bike is presented in its original colour of Amaranth Red that was only in use for 1959 before moving to Ruby Red. The engine and frame numbers match and it is complete with its UK V5 and lots of previous MOTs. This Triumph is a very usable classic that simply takes you back to the 50s/60s and sounds amazing!

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Jamathi 50cc Race Bike

Jamathi 50cc Race Bike

Lot # 613 (Sale Order: 13 of 68)

Jan Thiel, Martin Mijwaart, and Paul Lodewijkx! are a talented group of Dutchmen who created a racer, with no funding, working out of a wooden shed, and eventually outran the worlds best!The team won many races and among its riders were names such as Paul Lodewijkx, Aalt Toersen and Theo Timmer who rode for them between 1967 and 1973 and gained wins in nine Grand Prix in the 50cc class.This Jamathi is a competitive 50cc race bike with a high spec engine including rotary disc inlet and special cylinder and head. The engine base is a Minarelli P6 but much modified with very few components left untouched producing a remarkable 18bhp from a 50cc motor and the bike will shame many 125s and 250s. The bike has spent several years in a private collection but could well be a contender in the current 'Classic 50 Racing Club' championship events. The vendor has a large spares package that includes a spare engine and many useful racing set-up parts. These will be offered for sale separately to the successful bidder.

Jan Thiel, Martin Mijwaart, and Paul Lodewijkx! are a talented group of Dutchmen who created a racer, with no funding, working out of a wooden shed, and eventually outran...more the worlds best!The team won many races and among its riders were names such as Paul Lodewijkx, Aalt Toersen and Theo Timmer who rode for them between 1967 and 1973 and gained wins in nine Grand Prix in the 50cc class.This Jamathi is a competitive 50cc race bike with a high spec engine including rotary disc inlet and special cylinder and head. The engine base is a Minarelli P6 but much modified with very few components left untouched producing a remarkable 18bhp from a 50cc motor and the bike will shame many 125s and 250s. The bike has spent several years in a private collection but could well be a contender in the current 'Classic 50 Racing Club' championship events. The vendor has a large spares package that includes a spare engine and many useful racing set-up parts. These will be offered for sale separately to the successful bidder.

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c.1967 Rickman Metisse 'Petite' Starmaker 250cc Scrambles Bike

c.1967 Rickman Metisse 'Petite' Starmaker 250cc Scrambles Bike

Lot # 614 (Sale Order: 14 of 68)

As very successful motocross riders in the 1950s, brothers Derek and Don Rickman turned their passion into an exceptional business in 1959 with the Mk1 Metisse. The success brought by, both their riding skills and their motorcycle designs, gained their business an enviable reputation through the decades that followed.In 1962, the legendary Mk3 was first raced and provided the catalyst for Metisse's legendary innovative design and engineering excellence. Wins were racked up in Moto Cross des Nations, 250 and 500 cc Grand Prix races, along with countless national events.Through the 70s, Metisse's reputation was boosted in the USA by its record of successfully competing in Desert Racing and was championed by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins. Their exporting success was acknowledged by the Queen's Award to Industry in 1974.c.1967 Rickman Metisse 'Petite' Starmaker 250cc Scrambles Bike. The frame is a new build built purely to win and fitted with the best parts eligible for pre-68 scrambles. The front forks are progressive and are limited in travel as per ACU rules. The rear shocks are Reigers, incredibly difficult and expensive to obtain but worth every bit as they damp well at speed and again limited to 4 inches as per regulations. The engine was introduced early in 1963 and had a capacity of 250cc and 100 bhp per litre. The 'Starmaker' was designed as a 'scrambler' that would be competitive at International level. It runs and operates well and it's very torquey, pulling from low down fitted with the close ratio gearbox. The bike has competed in two scrambles since the rebuild and is strong and prepared for its next event.

As very successful motocross riders in the 1950s, brothers Derek and Don Rickman turned their passion into an exceptional business in 1959 with the Mk1 Metisse. The succe...moress brought by, both their riding skills and their motorcycle designs, gained their business an enviable reputation through the decades that followed.In 1962, the legendary Mk3 was first raced and provided the catalyst for Metisse's legendary innovative design and engineering excellence. Wins were racked up in Moto Cross des Nations, 250 and 500 cc Grand Prix races, along with countless national events.Through the 70s, Metisse's reputation was boosted in the USA by its record of successfully competing in Desert Racing and was championed by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins. Their exporting success was acknowledged by the Queen's Award to Industry in 1974.c.1967 Rickman Metisse 'Petite' Starmaker 250cc Scrambles Bike. The frame is a new build built purely to win and fitted with the best parts eligible for pre-68 scrambles. The front forks are progressive and are limited in travel as per ACU rules. The rear shocks are Reigers, incredibly difficult and expensive to obtain but worth every bit as they damp well at speed and again limited to 4 inches as per regulations. The engine was introduced early in 1963 and had a capacity of 250cc and 100 bhp per litre. The 'Starmaker' was designed as a 'scrambler' that would be competitive at International level. It runs and operates well and it's very torquey, pulling from low down fitted with the close ratio gearbox. The bike has competed in two scrambles since the rebuild and is strong and prepared for its next event.

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Lot # 615 (Sale Order: 15 of 68)

Built alongside and sharing many of the iconic styling features of the legendary 300SL Roadster, the Mercedes 190 SL combined superb build quality with understated styling and a not insignificant, 104 BHP from the 1.9-litre four stroke engine. An instant hit, the three-pronged star sparkled among the gloom of post-war austerity. The 1955 launch of the 190 SL cemented Mercedes Benz's reputation as the car manufacturer for those who wanted elegance, build quality and a good turn of speed. Its hugely successful production ran to 25,881 cars from 1955 until 1963, mainly in left-hand drive form, with most going to the North American market. Understandably few were made in right-hand drive and according to records, the total number of cars consigned for the British right-hand drive market stood at 562, with only 53 of these arriving here in 1962. XKW 323 has the distinction of being one those ultra-rare right-hand drive cars, no doubt taken out for a top-down spin upon first registration on the 18th. May 1962. This beautiful little roadster is finished in, what we believe, is the factory correct 050 paint code, and the red interior was retrimmed in red leather, again a period correct colour combination, some ten years ago. With just four former keepers, two of whom were garages, XKW 323 was exported to Dublin in 2004 to be enjoyed by its previous owner. Remarkably, for a car that is over fifty-five years old, the history file contains the original UK buff log book, data card, original 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL brochure, and MOTs dating back to 1981, with two sets of keys working on each lock. Subject to a bare metal respray and restoration before purchase by the previous owner and kept in a heated, ventilated garage. These included re-chroming of the bumpers, a deep clean of the leather, and a full respray in white. This respray wasn't necessary because of any surface rust issues, but merely vapour bubbles caused by a heavy old blanket that resisted the urge to dry out fully in the garage. Bought by our vendor from us in 2015, the car was to be subject to substantial works to the brakes, suspension and the correction of some under-body corrosion. The hard top, the bane of any 190 SL owner, had seen better days by 2015 and it too was fully restored. Although this consignor cannot envisage anyone driving this car in weather that would necessitate a fitted hard top, our vendor has enjoyed many jaunts with the hard-top attached. The car is supplied with a mohair hood in black, as seen in the photographs. The invoices and receipts in the file amount to some £20,000, with the major works conducted by restorers Cotswold Classics Cars Ltd and Thornley Kellham of Cirencester. The car was part of our vendor's eclectic private collection some of which he purchased from Silverstone Auctions over the past few years. A new house build has necessitated a trimming of the collection to ensure enough garage space. Still on its original Solex carbs, the Mercedes is presented to auction with the largely original components behaving as they should. Offered to auction with a fresh MOT, the odometer shows some 93,500 miles, remarkable for such a good driver's car of this vintage. It must be noted that the Mercedes 190 SL and its successor the Pagoda have enjoyed enormous growth in values in recent times, and this rare UK supplied right-hand drive example must be of serious consideration.

Built alongside and sharing many of the iconic styling features of the legendary 300SL Roadster, the Mercedes 190 SL combined superb build quality with understated stylin...moreg and a not insignificant, 104 BHP from the 1.9-litre four stroke engine. An instant hit, the three-pronged star sparkled among the gloom of post-war austerity. The 1955 launch of the 190 SL cemented Mercedes Benz's reputation as the car manufacturer for those who wanted elegance, build quality and a good turn of speed. Its hugely successful production ran to 25,881 cars from 1955 until 1963, mainly in left-hand drive form, with most going to the North American market. Understandably few were made in right-hand drive and according to records, the total number of cars consigned for the British right-hand drive market stood at 562, with only 53 of these arriving here in 1962. XKW 323 has the distinction of being one those ultra-rare right-hand drive cars, no doubt taken out for a top-down spin upon first registration on the 18th. May 1962. This beautiful little roadster is finished in, what we believe, is the factory correct 050 paint code, and the red interior was retrimmed in red leather, again a period correct colour combination, some ten years ago. With just four former keepers, two of whom were garages, XKW 323 was exported to Dublin in 2004 to be enjoyed by its previous owner. Remarkably, for a car that is over fifty-five years old, the history file contains the original UK buff log book, data card, original 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL brochure, and MOTs dating back to 1981, with two sets of keys working on each lock. Subject to a bare metal respray and restoration before purchase by the previous owner and kept in a heated, ventilated garage. These included re-chroming of the bumpers, a deep clean of the leather, and a full respray in white. This respray wasn't necessary because of any surface rust issues, but merely vapour bubbles caused by a heavy old blanket that resisted the urge to dry out fully in the garage. Bought by our vendor from us in 2015, the car was to be subject to substantial works to the brakes, suspension and the correction of some under-body corrosion. The hard top, the bane of any 190 SL owner, had seen better days by 2015 and it too was fully restored. Although this consignor cannot envisage anyone driving this car in weather that would necessitate a fitted hard top, our vendor has enjoyed many jaunts with the hard-top attached. The car is supplied with a mohair hood in black, as seen in the photographs. The invoices and receipts in the file amount to some £20,000, with the major works conducted by restorers Cotswold Classics Cars Ltd and Thornley Kellham of Cirencester. The car was part of our vendor's eclectic private collection some of which he purchased from Silverstone Auctions over the past few years. A new house build has necessitated a trimming of the collection to ensure enough garage space. Still on its original Solex carbs, the Mercedes is presented to auction with the largely original components behaving as they should. Offered to auction with a fresh MOT, the odometer shows some 93,500 miles, remarkable for such a good driver's car of this vintage. It must be noted that the Mercedes 190 SL and its successor the Pagoda have enjoyed enormous growth in values in recent times, and this rare UK supplied right-hand drive example must be of serious consideration.

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1971 Aston Martin DBS

1971 Aston Martin DBS

Lot # 616 (Sale Order: 16 of 68)

The sleeping giant has awoken. The six-cylinder DBS, for so long undervalued in the Aston marketplace, is finally commanding the sort of interest – and the sort of prices – that it arguably should have done for years. The DBS’s classic credentials are impeccable: it’s a 100 percent thoroughbred Aston, from its hand-formed aluminium bodywork to its 4-litre Tadek Marek straight-six; it was handbuilt at Newport Pagnell by the same chaps who built DBs 4, 5 and 6; and it's as rare as any of them. There’s not quite unanimity about the exact number, but the total built was only around 800 in a production run that began in September 1967 and lasted until April 1972. One thing the DBS didn’t do was replace the DB6, even if that was David Brown’s original intention; the two were produced in parallel until the last DB6 rolled out of the Works in January 1971. So think of the DBS as the smoother-riding, more spacious, more cosseting, grown-up alter ego to the DB6. It certainly had more than one eye on the American market, with its wider track, muscle-car stance and the options of power steering, air-conditioning, and an automatic gearbox. But to view it as a boulevard cruiser is to sell it very short. Under the skin, DBS and DB6 are extremely closely related, though you’d never guess at a glance. Englishman William Towns’ design was starkly different to the Touring-bodied DBs. In fact, visually, the only things carried over were the signature air vents in the front wings, while the front aspect included a modern take on what had become the traditional Aston grille, much shallower and squarer-edged than before and further distinguished by four, equal-sized quartz-halogen headlamps. It was never any secret that the DBS was intended to be powered by an all-new V8. Tadek Marek had been working on one since as early as 1963, and it had been testing extensively since 1966, but – not to put too fine a point on it – the damn thing kept breaking, so a late decision was made to launch with the DB6’s straight-six. Built in 1971, one of only 49 built that year and one of 317 right-hand drive cars with automatic transmissions in total, this car was delivered to the dealer, Arnold G Wilson, on 30th April and first registered on 1st July 1971. It was purchased by the current keeper on 12th November 2013 from a friend who, in turn, purchased the car in 2003. During the owner's tenure, the car was re-painted in Olive Green with many parts replaced including boot springs, new radiator, new alternator belts, re-chroming and alloy polishing of parts where required, new vacuum and heater valves, new exterior door handles, refreshing of the tan hide interior, new tyres fitted all round including the spare and fully serviced including the replacement of air, fuel and oil filters. The owner gives credit to the previous owner who was a master technician and automatic transmission specialist and who maintained the car with no expense spared. CUM 266J retains its original 'matching numbers' engine and is supplied with a Heritage Trust Certificate and MOT test certificates since 1997. The current indicated mileage is just short of 84, 000 and the Aston will have a fresh MOT at the time of sale. 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. Quite a lot of money but, given the crazy prices of its older (and admittedly rarer) siblings, it's no more than the car deserves. There are, naturally, advocates of the V8 but the car works beautifully with the straight-six. There's so much character and that very English drawl as the six digs in and pulls hard is the perfect soundtrack for a very English car.

The sleeping giant has awoken. The six-cylinder DBS, for so long undervalued in the Aston marketplace, is finally commanding the sort of interest – and the sort of prices...more – that it arguably should have done for years. The DBS’s classic credentials are impeccable: it’s a 100 percent thoroughbred Aston, from its hand-formed aluminium bodywork to its 4-litre Tadek Marek straight-six; it was handbuilt at Newport Pagnell by the same chaps who built DBs 4, 5 and 6; and it's as rare as any of them. There’s not quite unanimity about the exact number, but the total built was only around 800 in a production run that began in September 1967 and lasted until April 1972. One thing the DBS didn’t do was replace the DB6, even if that was David Brown’s original intention; the two were produced in parallel until the last DB6 rolled out of the Works in January 1971. So think of the DBS as the smoother-riding, more spacious, more cosseting, grown-up alter ego to the DB6. It certainly had more than one eye on the American market, with its wider track, muscle-car stance and the options of power steering, air-conditioning, and an automatic gearbox. But to view it as a boulevard cruiser is to sell it very short. Under the skin, DBS and DB6 are extremely closely related, though you’d never guess at a glance. Englishman William Towns’ design was starkly different to the Touring-bodied DBs. In fact, visually, the only things carried over were the signature air vents in the front wings, while the front aspect included a modern take on what had become the traditional Aston grille, much shallower and squarer-edged than before and further distinguished by four, equal-sized quartz-halogen headlamps. It was never any secret that the DBS was intended to be powered by an all-new V8. Tadek Marek had been working on one since as early as 1963, and it had been testing extensively since 1966, but – not to put too fine a point on it – the damn thing kept breaking, so a late decision was made to launch with the DB6’s straight-six. Built in 1971, one of only 49 built that year and one of 317 right-hand drive cars with automatic transmissions in total, this car was delivered to the dealer, Arnold G Wilson, on 30th April and first registered on 1st July 1971. It was purchased by the current keeper on 12th November 2013 from a friend who, in turn, purchased the car in 2003. During the owner's tenure, the car was re-painted in Olive Green with many parts replaced including boot springs, new radiator, new alternator belts, re-chroming and alloy polishing of parts where required, new vacuum and heater valves, new exterior door handles, refreshing of the tan hide interior, new tyres fitted all round including the spare and fully serviced including the replacement of air, fuel and oil filters. The owner gives credit to the previous owner who was a master technician and automatic transmission specialist and who maintained the car with no expense spared. CUM 266J retains its original 'matching numbers' engine and is supplied with a Heritage Trust Certificate and MOT test certificates since 1997. The current indicated mileage is just short of 84, 000 and the Aston will have a fresh MOT at the time of sale. 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. Quite a lot of money but, given the crazy prices of its older (and admittedly rarer) siblings, it's no more than the car deserves. There are, naturally, advocates of the V8 but the car works beautifully with the straight-six. There's so much character and that very English drawl as the six digs in and pulls hard is the perfect soundtrack for a very English car.

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1984 BMW M635 CSi

1984 BMW M635 CSi

Lot # 617 (Sale Order: 17 of 68)

Stylish, fast and well engineered, the 635CSi enjoyed a production run lasting into the 1990s, being periodically updated in line with its sister models. The 6-Series Coupé debuted in 1976 and was mechanically similar to the 7-Series saloons, although introduced before them. Karmann-styled, like the preceding 3.0CS/CSi, the newcomer was similarly well-specified, featuring all-independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted steering as standard. The brainchild of BMW's Motorsport department, the M635CSi version arrived in 1984. Its engine was a development of the M1 supercar's 3.5-litre, 24-valve six-cylinder unit producing 286bhp, the increased power necessitating chassis improvements which included altered weight distribution, revised suspension, bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. There was also a close-ratio five-speed gearbox (or four-speed multi-mode auto) and a more luxurious interior, while outwardly this ultimate 6-Series model was readily distinguishable by virtue of its 'M Technic' body kit. Performance was emphatically in the supercar league, the M635CSi being capable of reaching 62mph in around 6 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 155mph. This 1984 RHD M635 CSi (chassis No. WBAEE320X00760004), according to the BMW M Register, was the ' fourth UK-specification example ever produced' with the first 3 being built one month earlier for evaluation and subsequently sent to the crusher, making this 'quite possibly the oldest UK M635 in the world.' The car was finished on October the 12th 1984 and the build sheet carries the generic '940' option code which means that it was initially built with 'special equipment' or for a special purpose. It is believed that it came to the UK as an early demonstration and promotion/press vehicle.Interestingly, in correspondence with a previous owner, the Registrar also mentions that Sable Brown Metallic is an extremely rare colour on any M635, particularly UK cars with only two having been recorded in total, this being one.This is a very attractive example of BM's 'Hot Ship' from the mid-eighties and looks to be in fabulous condition. We understand it has only covered 57,000 miles and has been well maintained, and it appears that retaining the M6's originality has been a bit of a mission. The 'first ' of anything is always a bit special, and we would suggest that its lucky next owner will have lots to feel pleased about.

Stylish, fast and well engineered, the 635CSi enjoyed a production run lasting into the 1990s, being periodically updated in line with its sister models. The 6-Series Cou...morepé debuted in 1976 and was mechanically similar to the 7-Series saloons, although introduced before them. Karmann-styled, like the preceding 3.0CS/CSi, the newcomer was similarly well-specified, featuring all-independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted steering as standard. The brainchild of BMW's Motorsport department, the M635CSi version arrived in 1984. Its engine was a development of the M1 supercar's 3.5-litre, 24-valve six-cylinder unit producing 286bhp, the increased power necessitating chassis improvements which included altered weight distribution, revised suspension, bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. There was also a close-ratio five-speed gearbox (or four-speed multi-mode auto) and a more luxurious interior, while outwardly this ultimate 6-Series model was readily distinguishable by virtue of its 'M Technic' body kit. Performance was emphatically in the supercar league, the M635CSi being capable of reaching 62mph in around 6 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 155mph. This 1984 RHD M635 CSi (chassis No. WBAEE320X00760004), according to the BMW M Register, was the ' fourth UK-specification example ever produced' with the first 3 being built one month earlier for evaluation and subsequently sent to the crusher, making this 'quite possibly the oldest UK M635 in the world.' The car was finished on October the 12th 1984 and the build sheet carries the generic '940' option code which means that it was initially built with 'special equipment' or for a special purpose. It is believed that it came to the UK as an early demonstration and promotion/press vehicle.Interestingly, in correspondence with a previous owner, the Registrar also mentions that Sable Brown Metallic is an extremely rare colour on any M635, particularly UK cars with only two having been recorded in total, this being one.This is a very attractive example of BM's 'Hot Ship' from the mid-eighties and looks to be in fabulous condition. We understand it has only covered 57,000 miles and has been well maintained, and it appears that retaining the M6's originality has been a bit of a mission. The 'first ' of anything is always a bit special, and we would suggest that its lucky next owner will have lots to feel pleased about.

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Lot # 618 (Sale Order: 18 of 68)

Some cars just get better looking with age and the R107 SL-Series Mercedes-Benz is definitely amongst them. Overshadowed for a long time by its graceful ‘Pagoda' predecessor, it's now becoming better appreciated for what it is - a beautifully built sports roadster that is totally dependable. To this day, no car door closes with a more reassuring ‘thunk' than a Mercedes SL, and everything about the car suggests solid engineering. Fast, comfortable and discreetly understated, the SL has a matchless ability to munch up the miles for year after year without ever seeming to falter. No wonder it stayed in production, fundamentally unaltered, from 1971 until 1989, the longest production run of any Mercedes car ever. Although the 280 was the baby of the SL range, it boasted an excellent blend of performance and economy. Far more economical to run than its V8 siblings, its smooth straight-six fuel injected engine produced 182bhp and 176lb/ft of torque, enough to top 125mph and reach 60mph from standstill in just under 10 seconds. This delightful, right-hand drive, 1985 R107 280SL was supplied new by Puttocks of Guildford and was first registered on the 1st of August 1985 to a Mr. Bernard Cocks who, up until very recently, was the only owner and long-term keeper. It's finished in lovely Champagne Gold Metallic with Cream check cloth and vinyl seats, Cream carpets, original Mohair Soft Top, Body-coloured Hard Top, electric windows, passenger door mirror, original Blaupunkt radio cassette with two speakers, electric aerial, central locking, power steering, front fog lamps, four-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.8-litre S6 Fi (unleaded) engine. It has now covered only 34,446 miles from new and comes with a full and comprehensive Service History fully stamped by Mercedes. Mr. Cocks was patently totally fastidious as the very large Owner's File contains simply everything. All its original books and manuals, the V5, MOT Certificates to date, a selection of old Tax Discs, Mercedes-Benz Club membership cards, original service book stamped throughout, the original Sales Brochure, owner's hand-written notes, an HPI, and a full complement of invoices. The condition of the paintwork and bodywork is truly exceptional as is the interior of the car, inside the boot and the engine bay. The MOT is valid until late June 2018 and the car is ready to drive away. The term “one long-term owner” tends to be used to indicate that a vehicle has been lovingly looked after all its days, which is not always the case, however, with this sparkling Gold 280SL, it's demonstrably true.

Some cars just get better looking with age and the R107 SL-Series Mercedes-Benz is definitely amongst them. Overshadowed for a long time by its graceful ‘Pagoda' predeces...moresor, it's now becoming better appreciated for what it is - a beautifully built sports roadster that is totally dependable. To this day, no car door closes with a more reassuring ‘thunk' than a Mercedes SL, and everything about the car suggests solid engineering. Fast, comfortable and discreetly understated, the SL has a matchless ability to munch up the miles for year after year without ever seeming to falter. No wonder it stayed in production, fundamentally unaltered, from 1971 until 1989, the longest production run of any Mercedes car ever. Although the 280 was the baby of the SL range, it boasted an excellent blend of performance and economy. Far more economical to run than its V8 siblings, its smooth straight-six fuel injected engine produced 182bhp and 176lb/ft of torque, enough to top 125mph and reach 60mph from standstill in just under 10 seconds. This delightful, right-hand drive, 1985 R107 280SL was supplied new by Puttocks of Guildford and was first registered on the 1st of August 1985 to a Mr. Bernard Cocks who, up until very recently, was the only owner and long-term keeper. It's finished in lovely Champagne Gold Metallic with Cream check cloth and vinyl seats, Cream carpets, original Mohair Soft Top, Body-coloured Hard Top, electric windows, passenger door mirror, original Blaupunkt radio cassette with two speakers, electric aerial, central locking, power steering, front fog lamps, four-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.8-litre S6 Fi (unleaded) engine. It has now covered only 34,446 miles from new and comes with a full and comprehensive Service History fully stamped by Mercedes. Mr. Cocks was patently totally fastidious as the very large Owner's File contains simply everything. All its original books and manuals, the V5, MOT Certificates to date, a selection of old Tax Discs, Mercedes-Benz Club membership cards, original service book stamped throughout, the original Sales Brochure, owner's hand-written notes, an HPI, and a full complement of invoices. The condition of the paintwork and bodywork is truly exceptional as is the interior of the car, inside the boot and the engine bay. The MOT is valid until late June 2018 and the car is ready to drive away. The term “one long-term owner” tends to be used to indicate that a vehicle has been lovingly looked after all its days, which is not always the case, however, with this sparkling Gold 280SL, it's demonstrably true.

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1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2 Cabriolet Tiptronic

1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2 Cabriolet Tiptronic

Lot # 619 (Sale Order: 19 of 68)

The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche.Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design. The 993 was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. Importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models. The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise, and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the 'Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking, and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system.Presented here is a right-hand drive 1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2 Cabriolet with a Tiptronic gearbox supplied by Jebsen Motors of Hong Kong, who are main Porsche agents. Finished in the beautiful colour combination of Guards Red with a full Black leather interior, this car was supplied on 8th August 1995 to its first owner. The car was ordered with many factory- fitted individual accessories including Air Conditioning, wooden steering wheel/gear selector and handbrake lever, 18-inch alloy wheels, electric seats, tinted front screen, lumbar support, onboard computer and Tiptronic buttons on the steering wheel.The history file includes invoices dating back to 2003 and a raft of MOT certificates confirming its mileage. Maintenance duties have been undertaken by main dealers and Porsche Specialists. It's supplied with the original book pack containing the driver's manuals and service book, the spare key, the UK V5c, and an MOT until 23rd August 2018. The Porsche is currently stored professionally and is now showing 41,900 miles on the odometer. Please note documents support a speedo change from KM to MPH at 21,481KM when the car first entered the UK and therefore the total mileage covered is 55,500. This 911 has clearly been pampered all of its life and now provides an excellent opportunity to join the happy band of convertible 993 owners.

The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be t...morehe last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche.Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design. The 993 was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. Importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models. The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise, and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the 'Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking, and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system.Presented here is a right-hand drive 1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2 Cabriolet with a Tiptronic gearbox supplied by Jebsen Motors of Hong Kong, who are main Porsche agents. Finished in the beautiful colour combination of Guards Red with a full Black leather interior, this car was supplied on 8th August 1995 to its first owner. The car was ordered with many factory- fitted individual accessories including Air Conditioning, wooden steering wheel/gear selector and handbrake lever, 18-inch alloy wheels, electric seats, tinted front screen, lumbar support, onboard computer and Tiptronic buttons on the steering wheel.The history file includes invoices dating back to 2003 and a raft of MOT certificates confirming its mileage. Maintenance duties have been undertaken by main dealers and Porsche Specialists. It's supplied with the original book pack containing the driver's manuals and service book, the spare key, the UK V5c, and an MOT until 23rd August 2018. The Porsche is currently stored professionally and is now showing 41,900 miles on the odometer. Please note documents support a speedo change from KM to MPH at 21,481KM when the car first entered the UK and therefore the total mileage covered is 55,500. This 911 has clearly been pampered all of its life and now provides an excellent opportunity to join the happy band of convertible 993 owners.

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1968 LR Roadsters D-Type by Realm (RAM)

1968 LR Roadsters D-Type by Realm (RAM)

Lot # 620 (Sale Order: 20 of 68)

Realm Engineering of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has built up a fine reputation over almost four decades for its "RAM" recreations. In particular their Jaguar D-types, which benefitted from considerable design input by Reynard Racing into the chassis, resulting in greater strength and ultimately better road-holding. After a three-hour stint behind the wheel of a Realm D-Type, Sir Jack Brabham commented: "That's a damn sight better than the original!" Richard Noble has one of his own, and Sir Stirling Moss OBE said: "You guys have done an excellent job here, you should be proud." Jaguar Quarterly magazine described the car as "impressive" with handling "beyond question" and "a whole bucketload of fun".This, 'Long-Nose' example, of Jaguar's legendary Le Mans-winning D-Type features glass fibre bodywork and was built in South Africa by Darryl Simpson, from a kit supplied by LR Roadsters between 1988-90. The attention to detail is remarkable. Our vendor purchased this 'RAM' in 2001 whilst racing in South Africa after being impressed with its build quality and then brought it back to the UK that year, where it has resided in his significant collection ever since. Having only covered around 1,000 miles in his ownership, and reportedly just over 5,000 miles in total since it was built, this car has clearly enjoyed the love and attention it deserves. It's finished in 'Ecurie Ecosse' Scottish Racing Blue and wears twin white nose stripes similar to the 1956 works D-Type (XKD 603) driven to second place at Le Mans in 1957 by Ron Flockhart and John Lawrence. Our vendor recently sent the car to one of the countries foremost historic restoration companies, 'CKL Developments' in Hastings, who rebuilt the 4.5-litre Ron Beatty/ Forward Engineering 300/330bhp engine earlier this year.Supplied with a 1968 identity on its UK V5C, a history file with pictures of the build, I.D. documents, and various invoices, this very special RAM 'Long Nose' is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all time.

Realm Engineering of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has built up a fine reputation over almost four decades for its "RAM" recreations. In particular their Jaguar D-types, ...morewhich benefitted from considerable design input by Reynard Racing into the chassis, resulting in greater strength and ultimately better road-holding. After a three-hour stint behind the wheel of a Realm D-Type, Sir Jack Brabham commented: "That's a damn sight better than the original!" Richard Noble has one of his own, and Sir Stirling Moss OBE said: "You guys have done an excellent job here, you should be proud." Jaguar Quarterly magazine described the car as "impressive" with handling "beyond question" and "a whole bucketload of fun".This, 'Long-Nose' example, of Jaguar's legendary Le Mans-winning D-Type features glass fibre bodywork and was built in South Africa by Darryl Simpson, from a kit supplied by LR Roadsters between 1988-90. The attention to detail is remarkable. Our vendor purchased this 'RAM' in 2001 whilst racing in South Africa after being impressed with its build quality and then brought it back to the UK that year, where it has resided in his significant collection ever since. Having only covered around 1,000 miles in his ownership, and reportedly just over 5,000 miles in total since it was built, this car has clearly enjoyed the love and attention it deserves. It's finished in 'Ecurie Ecosse' Scottish Racing Blue and wears twin white nose stripes similar to the 1956 works D-Type (XKD 603) driven to second place at Le Mans in 1957 by Ron Flockhart and John Lawrence. Our vendor recently sent the car to one of the countries foremost historic restoration companies, 'CKL Developments' in Hastings, who rebuilt the 4.5-litre Ron Beatty/ Forward Engineering 300/330bhp engine earlier this year.Supplied with a 1968 identity on its UK V5C, a history file with pictures of the build, I.D. documents, and various invoices, this very special RAM 'Long Nose' is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner and elegantly pays homage to one of the greatest British sports cars of all time.

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1991 Porsche 944 S2 Coupé

1991 Porsche 944 S2 Coupé

Lot # 621 (Sale Order: 21 of 68)

**Car now has 12 months MOT** For the 1989 model year the S2 variant of the Porsche 944 was a much-upgraded version, replacing both the standard and ‘S’ spec 944s. A new aluminium cylinder block employing Formula One technology allowed a capacity increase to 3.0-litres, making this the largest production 4-cylinder engine of its time. Power was up 21bhp on the 944 S, and torque took an even bigger jump. Externally the S2 adopted the lower-drag nose and tail panels from the Turbo, which along with a taller final drive ratio helped a manual-geared car to hit almost 150 mph and achieve a 0-60 mph time of 6.0 seconds. The Turbo’s braking system was also adopted and Series 90 16-inch cast alloy wheels were standard equipment. Production of the S2, and in fact the 944 as a mainstream model, ended in 1991, giving way to the 968. The car presented here is a last-of-the-line, right-hand drive C16 (UK-supplied) 1990 944 S2 Coupé. It was delivered new through ‘Merlin Porsche’ of Cardiff on the 7th March 1991 and looks particularly striking in the rare combination of Turquoise Blue Metallic (E6E6) and Marine Blue with Linen leather upholstery. This car has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in superb condition - winning the ‘Porsche Silverstone’ Concours event in 2016. Its overall condition belies the current mileage of 89,000 (verifiable) miles, which is supported by an original and fully stamped-up service booklet (showing 15 stamps from Porsche and marque specialists, with the last major service, including belts, just 780 miles ago), plus an impressive history file including many MOT certificates and a wealth of invoices. Small details like two sets of keys, factory/dealer stickers still in place and a complete Porsche tool-roll help support its dutiful ownership. The 944, the 968 and even the 928 are seeing their values rise in the wake of the '911 explosion' and front-engined Porsches are having the Renaissance they richly deserve. This is simply a lovely genuine example of one of the most coveted front-engined models and, competitively guided, opens the door into a very exclusive club.

**Car now has 12 months MOT** For the 1989 model year the S2 variant of the Porsche 944 was a much-upgraded version, replacing both the standard and ‘S’ spec 944s. A n...moreew aluminium cylinder block employing Formula One technology allowed a capacity increase to 3.0-litres, making this the largest production 4-cylinder engine of its time. Power was up 21bhp on the 944 S, and torque took an even bigger jump. Externally the S2 adopted the lower-drag nose and tail panels from the Turbo, which along with a taller final drive ratio helped a manual-geared car to hit almost 150 mph and achieve a 0-60 mph time of 6.0 seconds. The Turbo’s braking system was also adopted and Series 90 16-inch cast alloy wheels were standard equipment. Production of the S2, and in fact the 944 as a mainstream model, ended in 1991, giving way to the 968. The car presented here is a last-of-the-line, right-hand drive C16 (UK-supplied) 1990 944 S2 Coupé. It was delivered new through ‘Merlin Porsche’ of Cardiff on the 7th March 1991 and looks particularly striking in the rare combination of Turquoise Blue Metallic (E6E6) and Marine Blue with Linen leather upholstery. This car has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in superb condition - winning the ‘Porsche Silverstone’ Concours event in 2016. Its overall condition belies the current mileage of 89,000 (verifiable) miles, which is supported by an original and fully stamped-up service booklet (showing 15 stamps from Porsche and marque specialists, with the last major service, including belts, just 780 miles ago), plus an impressive history file including many MOT certificates and a wealth of invoices. Small details like two sets of keys, factory/dealer stickers still in place and a complete Porsche tool-roll help support its dutiful ownership. The 944, the 968 and even the 928 are seeing their values rise in the wake of the '911 explosion' and front-engined Porsches are having the Renaissance they richly deserve. This is simply a lovely genuine example of one of the most coveted front-engined models and, competitively guided, opens the door into a very exclusive club.

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1997 Bentley Azure

1997 Bentley Azure

Lot # 622 (Sale Order: 22 of 68)

The Bentley Azure was introduced in 1995 and was based on the platform of the company's Continental 'R' Coupé which had been launched in 1991. The Azure often surprised with its substantial size, intended to convey both a sense of presence and allow for the comfortable seating of four adult passengers. Power came from Bentley's stalwart 6.75-litre V8, featuring a single inter-cooled turbocharger producing in the region of 380bhp, mated to a General Motors-sourced, four-speed automatic gearbox enabling the Azure to glide up to 60mph in an impressive 6.1 seconds. Owing to the limited space at Bentley's Crewe factory, the Azure was assembled and finished by Pininfarina, significantly adding to the vehicle's production costs. The selling price varied as equipment could be significantly different from one to the next depending on personal preferences, however, the price list started at just over £200,000 when new. We are proud to offer this striking 1997 Bentley Azure in the most stylish colour combination of Brooklands Green Metallic with a matching green hood and a fabulous Magnolia and Forest Green leather interior with a Burr Walnut dashboard and door cappings. Having had just three keepers from new and covered only 20,400 miles with 11 service stamps in its service book it has been well maintained throughout its life and looks as you would expect from such a low mileage example and even the engine bay looks almost showroom fresh. The luxurious power hood is a feat of engineering in itself and operates seamlessly. Naturally, the Bentley's service records are comprehensive and are as follows; 08.10.1997 @ 1,175 miles Stratton Bentley & Rolls Royce19.05.1998 @ 2,223 miles Stratton Bentley & Rolls Royce18.11.1998 @ 5,142 miles Stratton Bentley & Rolls Royce05.06.2000 @ 6,399 miles Stratton Bentley & Rolls Royce16.06.2006 @ 8,004 miles Bentley Manchester04.08.2009 @ 8,231 miles Bentley ManchesterNo date @ 9,781 miles Automotive 200029.04.2013 @ 12,373 miles Bentley Leicester29.01.2014 @ 12,922 miles Silver Lady Services03.02.2015 @ 15,895 miles Rennsport UK04.03.2016 @ 17,836 miles Rennsport UKThe private registration number 'MJW 4C' will remain with the car and it will have a fresh MOT at the time of sale. This Bentley Azure offers a remarkable driving experience for a relatively modest outlay compared to its price when new or the current offering from Crewe and makes an occasion of every journey. We welcome any inspection of this elegant motor car.

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1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa

Lot # 623 (Sale Order: 23 of 68)

For 1972, all Porsche 911 variants received the 2.4-litre engine, with the 911 ‘S’ representing the pinnacle of Porsche's sports car programme of the time, bettered only in performance terms by the 2.7RS. Today, a 1973 model represents the last year of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers, and for many purists, the '2.4' is the last 'old-school' 911 and therefore all the more collectable. The 1973 'S' was fitted with the final development of the free-revving 2.4-litre, type 911/53 engine producing 190bhp, resulting in 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 144 mph. It also benefited from a revision to the suspension pick-up points and of Koni dampers, plus the transmission was enhanced with the addition of the new 908 race car-derived 915 gearbox, which was stronger and offered an improved gear change. The 'aero' package was improved by fitting a front valance spoiler which reduced front-end lift. Coupled with Porsche's total domination of the World Sportscar Championship and Steve McQueen's endorsement in the film, 'Le Mans', they could do no wrong with the now iconic 1973 911 S and its derivatives. 'In these cars, we see the fruits of all the development effort to produce an unmatched high-performance sports car. The classic mainstream production 911 is a 2.4.' - Peter Morgan, 'Original Porsche 911'. The car presented here is a 1973 (F-series) 911 S 2.4 Targa, an extremely rare right-hand drive, C16 (UK-market) delivered example. There was a total of only 925 Targa ‘S’ cars built in 1973 (the only year that RHD pre-impact Targas were built) with conceivably just 73 RHD examples for the whole worldwide market, with less than 50 of these coming to the UK, now with only possibly 10-12 cars remaining here - making it feasibly one of the rarest early 911s of them all. This car was delivered new through ‘Falcon Works of Middlesex’ (Porsche Cars GB Ltd.) on the 26th April 1973 and has a wonderfully traceable ownership history right up until the present day. It is a matching-numbers example (confirmed by inspection and research), having both chassis and engine numbers that fit perfectly into the prescribed range for its year and type. Giving, even more, reassurance, the car is accompanied by a comprehensive history file which documents its provenance, ownership, and restoration (including copies of its original 1973 sales invoice and order forms, period photos, letters from previous owners, numerous MOT certificates and invoices, restoration images etc.). This detailed history file would support that the indicated mileage of 90,000 may well be wholly correct. Our vendor bought the car in 2006 and commissioned a ground-up restoration of it with respected Porsche specialists ‘Export 56’, costing approximately £40,000. This restoration benefited from diligent ownership over the years, which included some significant work done in 1985/86. Every known owner of the car has been traced and contacted, with the previous one having it 30 years - you only keep a car this long if it's particularly good! The car now wears its original registration number of ‘PMC 680L’ and is in the correct colour of Metallic Silver (925), as it left the factory. Our marque-enthusiast vendor further utilised the skills of another specialist ‘Gantspeed Engineering Ltd.’ for both work to the suspension and, then in 2009, for a thorough engine and brake overhaul. This healthy and restored example is ready to be used and enjoyed to the full and would make a worthy addition to any collection. The 2.4 ‘S’ is regarded as one of finest and most coveted 911 models ever, and having the chance to buy such a rare matching numbers RHD example, is certainly not to be missed.

For 1972, all Porsche 911 variants received the 2.4-litre engine, with the 911 ‘S’ representing the pinnacle of Porsche's sports car programme of the time, bettered only ...morein performance terms by the 2.7RS. Today, a 1973 model represents the last year of lightweight cars before the advent of impact bumpers, and for many purists, the '2.4' is the last 'old-school' 911 and therefore all the more collectable. The 1973 'S' was fitted with the final development of the free-revving 2.4-litre, type 911/53 engine producing 190bhp, resulting in 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 144 mph. It also benefited from a revision to the suspension pick-up points and of Koni dampers, plus the transmission was enhanced with the addition of the new 908 race car-derived 915 gearbox, which was stronger and offered an improved gear change. The 'aero' package was improved by fitting a front valance spoiler which reduced front-end lift. Coupled with Porsche's total domination of the World Sportscar Championship and Steve McQueen's endorsement in the film, 'Le Mans', they could do no wrong with the now iconic 1973 911 S and its derivatives. 'In these cars, we see the fruits of all the development effort to produce an unmatched high-performance sports car. The classic mainstream production 911 is a 2.4.' - Peter Morgan, 'Original Porsche 911'. The car presented here is a 1973 (F-series) 911 S 2.4 Targa, an extremely rare right-hand drive, C16 (UK-market) delivered example. There was a total of only 925 Targa ‘S’ cars built in 1973 (the only year that RHD pre-impact Targas were built) with conceivably just 73 RHD examples for the whole worldwide market, with less than 50 of these coming to the UK, now with only possibly 10-12 cars remaining here - making it feasibly one of the rarest early 911s of them all. This car was delivered new through ‘Falcon Works of Middlesex’ (Porsche Cars GB Ltd.) on the 26th April 1973 and has a wonderfully traceable ownership history right up until the present day. It is a matching-numbers example (confirmed by inspection and research), having both chassis and engine numbers that fit perfectly into the prescribed range for its year and type. Giving, even more, reassurance, the car is accompanied by a comprehensive history file which documents its provenance, ownership, and restoration (including copies of its original 1973 sales invoice and order forms, period photos, letters from previous owners, numerous MOT certificates and invoices, restoration images etc.). This detailed history file would support that the indicated mileage of 90,000 may well be wholly correct. Our vendor bought the car in 2006 and commissioned a ground-up restoration of it with respected Porsche specialists ‘Export 56’, costing approximately £40,000. This restoration benefited from diligent ownership over the years, which included some significant work done in 1985/86. Every known owner of the car has been traced and contacted, with the previous one having it 30 years - you only keep a car this long if it's particularly good! The car now wears its original registration number of ‘PMC 680L’ and is in the correct colour of Metallic Silver (925), as it left the factory. Our marque-enthusiast vendor further utilised the skills of another specialist ‘Gantspeed Engineering Ltd.’ for both work to the suspension and, then in 2009, for a thorough engine and brake overhaul. This healthy and restored example is ready to be used and enjoyed to the full and would make a worthy addition to any collection. The 2.4 ‘S’ is regarded as one of finest and most coveted 911 models ever, and having the chance to buy such a rare matching numbers RHD example, is certainly not to be missed.

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1968 Reliant Regal - Ex- 'Only Fools and Horses'

1968 Reliant Regal - Ex- 'Only Fools and Horses'

Lot # 624 (Sale Order: 24 of 68)

** Please Note : This car was used in a BBC trailer for the original TV series Only Fools and Horses in 2002 and not the episode. ** This Reliant Regal 3-wheeler was used in the trailer to the original TV series Only Fools and Horses in 2002. 'BWC 94F' can clearly be seen in the trailer to the episode of "If they could only see us now" where the car was driven in Monaco-no less, by Del and Rodney. It also features extensively in the Only Fools and Horses "Hookie Street" book. Letters in the history file to the then owner, John Mansfield, from the BBC also confirm its use by them. The car, acquired from a Bonhams auction in 2008, has a reconditioned engine, a full synchromesh gearbox, a remote control key start (which can be operated from up to 50 metres away), a DVD player and cassette radio, a smoke machine which emits smoke from the exhaust when a valve is opened on the dashboard, a 'Tiger Skin' print interior, rubber mats with 'Del Boy' on the drivers side and 'Rodney' on the passenger side, inflatable dolls fitted which show up in the back window(!), a suitcase on the roof, and air horns. Disregarding its TV provenance, it's probably that most reliable example of this 'marque' that you will find and has even participated in the London to Brighton rally in 2001 and 2004! With 71,778 miles recorded, an MOT until 9th June 2018, and even an original owners handbook, what's not to like Rodney?! Cushtie, you know it makes sense!

** Please Note : This car was used in a BBC trailer for the original TV series Only Fools and Horses in 2002 and not the episode. ** This Reliant Regal 3-wheeler was u...moresed in the trailer to the original TV series Only Fools and Horses in 2002. 'BWC 94F' can clearly be seen in the trailer to the episode of "If they could only see us now" where the car was driven in Monaco-no less, by Del and Rodney. It also features extensively in the Only Fools and Horses "Hookie Street" book. Letters in the history file to the then owner, John Mansfield, from the BBC also confirm its use by them. The car, acquired from a Bonhams auction in 2008, has a reconditioned engine, a full synchromesh gearbox, a remote control key start (which can be operated from up to 50 metres away), a DVD player and cassette radio, a smoke machine which emits smoke from the exhaust when a valve is opened on the dashboard, a 'Tiger Skin' print interior, rubber mats with 'Del Boy' on the drivers side and 'Rodney' on the passenger side, inflatable dolls fitted which show up in the back window(!), a suitcase on the roof, and air horns. Disregarding its TV provenance, it's probably that most reliable example of this 'marque' that you will find and has even participated in the London to Brighton rally in 2001 and 2004! With 71,778 miles recorded, an MOT until 9th June 2018, and even an original owners handbook, what's not to like Rodney?! Cushtie, you know it makes sense!

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1981 MGB LE Roadster

1981 MGB LE Roadster

Lot # 625 (Sale Order: 25 of 68)

Introduced in 1979 to celebrate 50 years of MG production at Abingdon, the Limited Edition (LE) models were the last built there before the factory's closure in October 1980. Finished in Bronze Metallic (Roadster) or Pewter Metallic (GT), the duo sported chin spoilers and Triumph Stag-type alloy wheels, with wires an option on the Roadster. A total of 1,000 cars was completed, the split being 480/520, Roadster/GT. Two were purchased by the BL Heritage Collection and the remaining 998 sold through the UK dealer network.This particular car was supplied by P.J.Evans (Dudley) in March 1981 to Allsop Brothers of Smalley, Derbyshire. With an eye to the future, the car was immediately put into storage and never used. Despite changing hands twice, whilst being acquired by a Mr. David Mairs in 2008 and by our vendor in 2014, it continued its sheltered life in storage. Never used on the public road, this is a rare car with known provenance from new and surely a great long-term investment opportunity.

Introduced in 1979 to celebrate 50 years of MG production at Abingdon, the Limited Edition (LE) models were the last built there before the factory's closure in October 1...more980. Finished in Bronze Metallic (Roadster) or Pewter Metallic (GT), the duo sported chin spoilers and Triumph Stag-type alloy wheels, with wires an option on the Roadster. A total of 1,000 cars was completed, the split being 480/520, Roadster/GT. Two were purchased by the BL Heritage Collection and the remaining 998 sold through the UK dealer network.This particular car was supplied by P.J.Evans (Dudley) in March 1981 to Allsop Brothers of Smalley, Derbyshire. With an eye to the future, the car was immediately put into storage and never used. Despite changing hands twice, whilst being acquired by a Mr. David Mairs in 2008 and by our vendor in 2014, it continued its sheltered life in storage. Never used on the public road, this is a rare car with known provenance from new and surely a great long-term investment opportunity.

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