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Silverstone Classic 2018 - Classic Cars - Day 2

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1960 Triumph TR3A

1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot # 801 (Sale Order: 1 of 63)      

Right-hand drive, home-marketcar fitted with wire wheels and overdrive. First reg,18th Match 1960Recently painted in its original Powder Blue with new chrome wiresUprated with poly-bush suspension, alternator conversion, electronic ignition, Kenlowe fan, and Revington steeringWith itsBMIH Certificate, V5, buff log book, various invoices, and a fresh MoT. Long famed for their rugged reliability and idiosyncratic good looks, the 'sidescreen' TRs have attracted a fanatical following over the years. The final evolution of the Triumph TR2/TR3 sportscar line (save for the American market TR3B), the TR3A was introduced in September 1957. Great fun to drive, its tough boxed section chassis featured independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a leaf sprung 'live' rear axle and disc/drum brakes. (The first British production car to have front disc brakes as standard). Fitted with a 1991cc four-cylinder OHV unit developing some 104bhp and 117lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of 110mph. A great sales success on both sides of the Atlantic, the model provided a rather more visceral alternative to its MG and Jaguar competition.This particular car is a UK, right-hand drive TR3A which happily retains its original body, engine and registration number and was delivered new to Carlisle in March 1960 as one of the last 3As made. The V5 log book history is detailed with the original buff logbook confirming the car was Powder Blue when first sold to James Stephenson of Whitehaven on the 16th March 1960. The buff logbook details all the further owners and a colour change to Green before the car was subject to a 'body off chassis' restoration around 10 years ago by a previous owner. Our vendor has kindly sent us a few notes about the Triumph and we reproduce them here.' Whilst the TR was, and still is, 100% structurally solid, the paint wasn't as bright and fresh as it could have been, so we decided to strip the car and repaint it. We also decided that chrome wire wheels would really set the car off nicely, so they are also new with new tyres. Now 363 BAO presents really well and is worthy of any critical inspection by discerning buyer wanting the best. The trim and carpets are 'as new' and the gauges are all refurbished and working correctly. TRs are all about the driving and this car is a lot of fun to hustle around the highways and byways of the UK. The car would equally be at home cavorting through Alpine passes as I have done many times before in a TR3A powered by the fruity, lusty 4-pot unit with overdrive delivered in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear. That said this car happily sits at 80mph on the motorway and can return 30mpg with ease. The weather equipment is almost as new. We have uprated the car with poly-bush suspension, a dynamo lookalike alternator conversion, electronic ignition, Kenlowe fan, and Neil Revington steering to give the perfect package in respect of appearance with reliability upgrades.'The BMI HeritageCertificate confirms that it was first registered on the 18th Match 1960 and was a right-hand drive, home-marketcar fitted with wire wheels and overdrive. The certificate is in the car's history file together with its V5, the buff log book, various invoices and a fresh MoT.We are a classic car auction house and always take great pleasure in offering a well presented, classic British sports car.

Right-hand drive, home-marketcar fitted with wire wheels and overdrive. First reg,18th Match 1960Recently painted in its original Powder Blue with new chrome wiresUprated...more with poly-bush suspension, alternator conversion, electronic ignition, Kenlowe fan, and Revington steeringWith itsBMIH Certificate, V5, buff log book, various invoices, and a fresh MoT. Long famed for their rugged reliability and idiosyncratic good looks, the 'sidescreen' TRs have attracted a fanatical following over the years. The final evolution of the Triumph TR2/TR3 sportscar line (save for the American market TR3B), the TR3A was introduced in September 1957. Great fun to drive, its tough boxed section chassis featured independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a leaf sprung 'live' rear axle and disc/drum brakes. (The first British production car to have front disc brakes as standard). Fitted with a 1991cc four-cylinder OHV unit developing some 104bhp and 117lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of 110mph. A great sales success on both sides of the Atlantic, the model provided a rather more visceral alternative to its MG and Jaguar competition.This particular car is a UK, right-hand drive TR3A which happily retains its original body, engine and registration number and was delivered new to Carlisle in March 1960 as one of the last 3As made. The V5 log book history is detailed with the original buff logbook confirming the car was Powder Blue when first sold to James Stephenson of Whitehaven on the 16th March 1960. The buff logbook details all the further owners and a colour change to Green before the car was subject to a 'body off chassis' restoration around 10 years ago by a previous owner. Our vendor has kindly sent us a few notes about the Triumph and we reproduce them here.' Whilst the TR was, and still is, 100% structurally solid, the paint wasn't as bright and fresh as it could have been, so we decided to strip the car and repaint it. We also decided that chrome wire wheels would really set the car off nicely, so they are also new with new tyres. Now 363 BAO presents really well and is worthy of any critical inspection by discerning buyer wanting the best. The trim and carpets are 'as new' and the gauges are all refurbished and working correctly. TRs are all about the driving and this car is a lot of fun to hustle around the highways and byways of the UK. The car would equally be at home cavorting through Alpine passes as I have done many times before in a TR3A powered by the fruity, lusty 4-pot unit with overdrive delivered in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear. That said this car happily sits at 80mph on the motorway and can return 30mpg with ease. The weather equipment is almost as new. We have uprated the car with poly-bush suspension, a dynamo lookalike alternator conversion, electronic ignition, Kenlowe fan, and Neil Revington steering to give the perfect package in respect of appearance with reliability upgrades.'The BMI HeritageCertificate confirms that it was first registered on the 18th Match 1960 and was a right-hand drive, home-marketcar fitted with wire wheels and overdrive. The certificate is in the car's history file together with its V5, the buff log book, various invoices and a fresh MoT.We are a classic car auction house and always take great pleasure in offering a well presented, classic British sports car.

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1986 BMW 635CSi

1986 BMW 635CSi

Lot # 802 (Sale Order: 2 of 63)      

UK-supplied, right-hand drive, automatic finished in Bronzit Beige MetallicClassic 6-Series interior in Chocolate leather complete with 80's dealer fit telephonesO/e factory stereo, dealer floormats, dealer plates and the glovebox torch.58,000 miles. Complete service history (Fifteen Service stamps) byCoundBMW/ Cotswold BMW.Complete with a full toolkit, Michelin TRX tyres, all the handbooks, warranty card, and sales brochure. The BMW E24 was the first 6-Series coupe produced by the German manufacturer and was incredibly well received and with its beautiful styling soon became known as the 'Bavarian Ferrari'. Assembly of the 630CS and the 633CSi started in March 1976 at the Karmann works but production was soon moved in-house to BMW. In 1979 the 628CSI was introduced with fuel injection and marked the end of any carburetted cars in the range. However, it was not until 1982 that the 635CSI really came of age with an improved chassis, even sleeker styling and an improved cabin. The engine was now a smaller bored and longer stroked displacement of 3430cc. The flagship was the BMW Motorsport inspired M6, but the sporting pedigree for the BMW E24 had been established in the Seventies with BMW 635CSI touring cars being the mainstay of most of the European grids.Offered here is a very fine BMW 635 CSi automatic finished in Bronzit Beige Metallic and Chocolate leather. It was delivered with a tilt/slide steel sunroof, height adjustable drivers and passenger seats and the desirable 25% limited slip differential by Richard Cound BMW of Gloucester to Mr Ellams. The service book shows that it was serviced every three thousand miles (Twelve Service stamps) by Cound BMW followed by three services by Cotswold BMW. It has recently been serviced with the speedometer showing some 58,000 miles. Having only had three owners and a service history second to none this stylish coupe is in beautiful condition. The interior is stunningly original with the o/e factory stereo, dealer floormats, dealer plates and the glovebox torch. Most in-period and looking slightly quaint these days is the BMW dealer-fitted car phone still sporting the fitting tag. The 635 comes complete with a full toolkit, Michelin TRX tyres, all the handbooks, warranty card, and sales brochure.BMW raised the bar in the eighties with these superbly engineered coupes, very expensive in the day but now looking irresistibly undervalued.

UK-supplied, right-hand drive, automatic finished in Bronzit Beige MetallicClassic 6-Series interior in Chocolate leather complete with 80's dealer fit telephonesO/e fact...moreory stereo, dealer floormats, dealer plates and the glovebox torch.58,000 miles. Complete service history (Fifteen Service stamps) byCoundBMW/ Cotswold BMW.Complete with a full toolkit, Michelin TRX tyres, all the handbooks, warranty card, and sales brochure. The BMW E24 was the first 6-Series coupe produced by the German manufacturer and was incredibly well received and with its beautiful styling soon became known as the 'Bavarian Ferrari'. Assembly of the 630CS and the 633CSi started in March 1976 at the Karmann works but production was soon moved in-house to BMW. In 1979 the 628CSI was introduced with fuel injection and marked the end of any carburetted cars in the range. However, it was not until 1982 that the 635CSI really came of age with an improved chassis, even sleeker styling and an improved cabin. The engine was now a smaller bored and longer stroked displacement of 3430cc. The flagship was the BMW Motorsport inspired M6, but the sporting pedigree for the BMW E24 had been established in the Seventies with BMW 635CSI touring cars being the mainstay of most of the European grids.Offered here is a very fine BMW 635 CSi automatic finished in Bronzit Beige Metallic and Chocolate leather. It was delivered with a tilt/slide steel sunroof, height adjustable drivers and passenger seats and the desirable 25% limited slip differential by Richard Cound BMW of Gloucester to Mr Ellams. The service book shows that it was serviced every three thousand miles (Twelve Service stamps) by Cound BMW followed by three services by Cotswold BMW. It has recently been serviced with the speedometer showing some 58,000 miles. Having only had three owners and a service history second to none this stylish coupe is in beautiful condition. The interior is stunningly original with the o/e factory stereo, dealer floormats, dealer plates and the glovebox torch. Most in-period and looking slightly quaint these days is the BMW dealer-fitted car phone still sporting the fitting tag. The 635 comes complete with a full toolkit, Michelin TRX tyres, all the handbooks, warranty card, and sales brochure.BMW raised the bar in the eighties with these superbly engineered coupes, very expensive in the day but now looking irresistibly undervalued.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG 'F1 Pack'

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG 'F1 Pack'

Lot # 803 (Sale Order: 3 of 63)      

F1 Pace Car pack option featuring 19'' AMG wheels, uprated suspension and brakesJust 57,700 miles, useable modern classic with blistering performance 'on tap'Stunning Metallic Black paintwork, AMG embossed leather, Alcantara roof liningComplete with book-pack and spare keys, to be offered with fresh MoT and service The Mercedes-Benz 'R230' first appeared in 2001 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it was in 2003 that the seriously powerful and head-turningly good looking SL55 AMG version was introduced. Hugely impressive and seriously quick, the 5.4-litre engine produced 476 BHP and pulled 520lbs feet of torque!The SL 55 AMG was further enhanced by an 'F1' Performance Package offering a host of impressive upgrades from standard specification. Closely derived from the official FIA Safety Car for 2002, the 'F1' pack included; lightweight, hollow spoke, 19" split-rim alloy wheels, an LSD, larger floating disc brakes and big callipers, uprated cooling, revised front grille, darker rear lights and increased power. This option came in at a cost of around £20,000 alone!This particular SL55 AMG 'F1' was supplied new in June 2004, finished in Metallic Black with a full Black leather interior, including a rarely ordered Alcantara roof lining. Other options included a cooled centre glove box, pulse seats - heated and vented, a panoramic roof with retractable shade, 6 CD-changer, Sat Nav, Bose sound system and AMG over mats. On test, the car performed well offering a relentless surge of power when requested and reassuring braking power from the F1 pack upgraded braking set-up. The service record shows main agent attention all the way to 55,000 miles when an independent specialist took over. The folding roof is a remarkable piece of German engineering offers a secure hard-top panoramic roof and the option of open-air motoring when the weather permits, Supercar performance and still a comfortable fuss-free ride that only Mercedes seem to get just right.This superb example is to be offered with a fresh service and new MoT, ready to be enjoyed.

F1 Pace Car pack option featuring 19'' AMG wheels, uprated suspension and brakesJust 57,700 miles, useable modern classic with blistering performance 'on tap'Stunning Met...moreallic Black paintwork, AMG embossed leather, Alcantara roof liningComplete with book-pack and spare keys, to be offered with fresh MoT and service The Mercedes-Benz 'R230' first appeared in 2001 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it was in 2003 that the seriously powerful and head-turningly good looking SL55 AMG version was introduced. Hugely impressive and seriously quick, the 5.4-litre engine produced 476 BHP and pulled 520lbs feet of torque!The SL 55 AMG was further enhanced by an 'F1' Performance Package offering a host of impressive upgrades from standard specification. Closely derived from the official FIA Safety Car for 2002, the 'F1' pack included; lightweight, hollow spoke, 19" split-rim alloy wheels, an LSD, larger floating disc brakes and big callipers, uprated cooling, revised front grille, darker rear lights and increased power. This option came in at a cost of around £20,000 alone!This particular SL55 AMG 'F1' was supplied new in June 2004, finished in Metallic Black with a full Black leather interior, including a rarely ordered Alcantara roof lining. Other options included a cooled centre glove box, pulse seats - heated and vented, a panoramic roof with retractable shade, 6 CD-changer, Sat Nav, Bose sound system and AMG over mats. On test, the car performed well offering a relentless surge of power when requested and reassuring braking power from the F1 pack upgraded braking set-up. The service record shows main agent attention all the way to 55,000 miles when an independent specialist took over. The folding roof is a remarkable piece of German engineering offers a secure hard-top panoramic roof and the option of open-air motoring when the weather permits, Supercar performance and still a comfortable fuss-free ride that only Mercedes seem to get just right.This superb example is to be offered with a fresh service and new MoT, ready to be enjoyed.

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1942 Ford Jeep GPW

1942 Ford Jeep GPW

Lot # 804 (Sale Order: 4 of 63)      

1942 Ford GPW that has only completed 375 miles since a full nut and bolt restorationFinished in authentic Olive Drab with accurate USA stencil markingsA working winter canvas top with full and half doors and safety straps has been fittedPeriod shovel/axe, blackout light, 'Jerry' can, F-scripted pintle hook, rifle holder, and an MP-50 rear antennamountWell equipped. Correct full GPW toolkit including jack and wheel brace, starting handle, tyre pump, oil can, grease gun and lubrication chart, tow rope, 1942 canvas bucket, and fire extinguisher In early 1940, the United States Department of War had determined it needed a light, cross-country, four-wheel drive, reconnaissance vehicle and was anxious to have one in time for, what may possibly turn out to be, America's entry into World War II in Europe. The U.S. Army solicited proposals from domestic car manufacturers for a replacement for its existing, ageing, light motor vehicles, mainly motorcycles and sidecars, and some Ford Model Ts. Recognizing the need to create standard specifications, the Army formalised its requirements on July 11, 1940, and submitted them to 135 U.S. automotive manufacturers. It's a matter of history that ultimately two manufacturers were successful, Willys with their MB (US quarter-ton Army truck) and later, Ford with their GPW (in production designated GP.)Impressively the time taken from conception and tenders being sent out, to the production lines starting to roll, was less than two hundred days, amazing for a vehicle that has stood the test of time and become an unlikely motoring icon. This ability to get things done quickly and well was the deciding factor in America being asked to produce military hardware in vast numbers and build hundreds of ships, arguably influencing the outcome of the Second World War.As the war progressed Willys-Overland produced over 300,000 Jeeps and the Ford Motor Co. was drafted in to help boost production and contributed over 250,000 units. Ford assembled Jeeps were recognizable by their pressed steel grilles as opposed to the Willys' slatted grille.On offer here is a 1942 Ford GPW that has only completed 375 miles since a full nut and bolt restoration with photographic evidence in the accompanying history file. Numerous 'F-scripted' bolts, panels and parts are in evidence plus many period extras along with an age-related registration number. A full, Ford-correct, engine rebuild was carried out including preparing the cylinder head to run on lead-free fuel. The gearbox was rebuilt along with the front and rear axles and the Jeep was fitted with a concealed 12volt alternator and Ignition/lighting system, the correct 'combat' split-rims, and correct Speedwell Bargrip tyres.A working winter canvas top with full and half doors and safety straps has been fitted and the look is completed by a period shovel/axe, blackout light, 'Jerry' can, F-scripted pintle hook, rifle holder, and an MP-50 rear antenna mount complete with aerial rods. It's particularly well equipped with a correct full GPW tool kit including jack and wheel brace, starting handle, tyre pump, oil can, grease gun and lubrication chart, tow rope, 1942 canvas bucket, jerry can, and fire extinguisher, and has been fitted with a trailer socket.Finished in authentic Olive Drab and USA stencil markings, there are very few vehicles that can 'cut the mustard' at any Blue Riband event for this financial outlay quite like a WWII Jeep. Every rural car show in the country now has a section for Military Vehicles, and with WWII re-enactments and the prestigious classic car meetings, all clamouring for 1940's Jeeps, this stunningly well-restored example could keep you busy for the rest of the Summer.

1942 Ford GPW that has only completed 375 miles since a full nut and bolt restorationFinished in authentic Olive Drab with accurate USA stencil markingsA working winter c...moreanvas top with full and half doors and safety straps has been fittedPeriod shovel/axe, blackout light, 'Jerry' can, F-scripted pintle hook, rifle holder, and an MP-50 rear antennamountWell equipped. Correct full GPW toolkit including jack and wheel brace, starting handle, tyre pump, oil can, grease gun and lubrication chart, tow rope, 1942 canvas bucket, and fire extinguisher In early 1940, the United States Department of War had determined it needed a light, cross-country, four-wheel drive, reconnaissance vehicle and was anxious to have one in time for, what may possibly turn out to be, America's entry into World War II in Europe. The U.S. Army solicited proposals from domestic car manufacturers for a replacement for its existing, ageing, light motor vehicles, mainly motorcycles and sidecars, and some Ford Model Ts. Recognizing the need to create standard specifications, the Army formalised its requirements on July 11, 1940, and submitted them to 135 U.S. automotive manufacturers. It's a matter of history that ultimately two manufacturers were successful, Willys with their MB (US quarter-ton Army truck) and later, Ford with their GPW (in production designated GP.)Impressively the time taken from conception and tenders being sent out, to the production lines starting to roll, was less than two hundred days, amazing for a vehicle that has stood the test of time and become an unlikely motoring icon. This ability to get things done quickly and well was the deciding factor in America being asked to produce military hardware in vast numbers and build hundreds of ships, arguably influencing the outcome of the Second World War.As the war progressed Willys-Overland produced over 300,000 Jeeps and the Ford Motor Co. was drafted in to help boost production and contributed over 250,000 units. Ford assembled Jeeps were recognizable by their pressed steel grilles as opposed to the Willys' slatted grille.On offer here is a 1942 Ford GPW that has only completed 375 miles since a full nut and bolt restoration with photographic evidence in the accompanying history file. Numerous 'F-scripted' bolts, panels and parts are in evidence plus many period extras along with an age-related registration number. A full, Ford-correct, engine rebuild was carried out including preparing the cylinder head to run on lead-free fuel. The gearbox was rebuilt along with the front and rear axles and the Jeep was fitted with a concealed 12volt alternator and Ignition/lighting system, the correct 'combat' split-rims, and correct Speedwell Bargrip tyres.A working winter canvas top with full and half doors and safety straps has been fitted and the look is completed by a period shovel/axe, blackout light, 'Jerry' can, F-scripted pintle hook, rifle holder, and an MP-50 rear antenna mount complete with aerial rods. It's particularly well equipped with a correct full GPW tool kit including jack and wheel brace, starting handle, tyre pump, oil can, grease gun and lubrication chart, tow rope, 1942 canvas bucket, jerry can, and fire extinguisher, and has been fitted with a trailer socket.Finished in authentic Olive Drab and USA stencil markings, there are very few vehicles that can 'cut the mustard' at any Blue Riband event for this financial outlay quite like a WWII Jeep. Every rural car show in the country now has a section for Military Vehicles, and with WWII re-enactments and the prestigious classic car meetings, all clamouring for 1940's Jeeps, this stunningly well-restored example could keep you busy for the rest of the Summer.

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1968 Lotus Cortina Mk.II

1968 Lotus Cortina Mk.II

Lot # 805 (Sale Order: 5 of 63)      

Single ownership from 1968 to 2009 and just two previous keepers on V5cOriginal Lotus engine running very well with just 65,000 miles showingWith some period features, enjoy as is or return to factory specificationThese Lotus-powered MkII Cortinas are just great to drive and rarely come to market… Following on from the enormous success of the Ford Cortina Lotus (now referred to as the MkI), Ford introduced the Lotus Cortina Mk2 in 1967, with the famous Lotus 1558cc twin cam engine now producing 109bhp. The vast majority of the MkIIs were finished in Ermine White, with a few making it through in other colours, but they all shared a black front grill, 5.5J x 13 steel wheels, and Lotus badges on both rear wings and by the rear number plate. The gearbox ratios remained to 2000E spec, but the final drive was lengthened to 3.77 to 1 from 3.9 to 1 and comfort and handling improvements were made with a larger cockpit, fuel tank and radial tyres.Since taking delivery of 'TPE 366F' in January 1968, the original owner would eventually part company after 41 years. Searching through the history file it is clear that this example had been loved and looked after, and looking at the condition of the car we can only assume over the years used mainly in dry conditions and stored correctly. The history folder also includes 21 MoTs and the original Lotus Cortina handbook, offering no reason to discount the indicated mileage of 65,270. Having been fitted with a colour-coded Everflex Roof and a Britax sunshine roof in 1980, we believe there is potential scope here to return the car back to factory specification or simply enjoy the charm of the extremely well preserved period modification. Driving lamps and an early Cobra security system had also been fitted at this time.Values of Mk.1 Lotus Cortinas tend to be linked to their originality, but with the later Mk.IIs it has become common to find engine upgrades, brakes and suspension mods, and some cosmetic changes and, at the moment, these factors do not detract at all from the values of these cars which have remained fairly sensible. This is a great useable classic for someone who wants to use his car in the way that Lotus intended.

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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 'Cup'

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 'Cup'

Lot # 806 (Sale Order: 6 of 63)      

One of 150 exclusivePorsche produced 944 'Turbo Cup' race carsSympathetically restored in 2015 to factory specification and refinished in its original 'Press Release' liveryFirst raced in April '86 at Round One of the 944 Turbo Cup byAnnette Meeuvissen at the 'Ring'Imported into the UK with all taxes paid, new MoT and ready to be road registeredSubstantial history file including period race results, programmes and Certificate of Authenticity In 1986 Porsche launched its very first one-make series, the Turbo Cup. Privateers could purchase a Porsche 944 Turbo with option codes 220-LSD, 666-without body preservation, and 751-Motorsport preparation. The Cup cars were powered by the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine found in the road cars and the power and torque figures were broadly similar. Option code 751 specified the car from the factory with alterations that included a magnesium inlet manifold, magnesium sump, smaller and lighter alternator, modified turbo, and a reinforced gearbox. Track-suited suspension by Bilstein was added as was an 8-point roll cage by Matter and the front chassis rails were strengthened. For weight reduction, the electric windows were replaced by manual and other items such as door pockets, climate controls, sunshine roof, rear-window wiper, and radio were also deleted. A racing seat by Recaro was added along with other necessary safety features to meet current racing legislation. Such was the success of this one-make series that the following year it was adopted by other European countries. The series evolved over time and is now the Porsche Carrera Cup, continuing to provide close exciting racing and has proven to be the breeding ground for new talent on the world racing scene.We are pleased to offer this exceptional 944 Turbo Cup car, one of just 150 built by Porsche for competition use and delivered new in Germany during March 1986. It was entered into the very first Turbo Cup meeting at the Nurburgring in April of the same year, and documents within the history folder confirm that this car, wearing start number 36, was entered by team VW Schulz (now Porsche Centre Essen) and driven by Annette Meeuvissen who would later go on to compete in the DTM with the factory team BMW Schnitzer.This example presents very well today in its original Press Release livery, having been subject to a thorough mechanical and sympathetic cosmetic restoration in 2015. It performed extremely well on test providing the perfect balance of performance with (a degree of) comfort, and still feels like a Porsche, although, surrounded by the beautifully crafted safety cage, you can't forget you are buckled into a competition car. It would be well suited to an enthusiast or collector who would enjoy owning a rare and interesting Porsche with a race history. Accompanying the 944 is a substantial owner's folder complete with, mostly Porsche, invoices from the restoration, period programmes and race results, a Porsche COA, spare keys and the original books and manuals. Imported into the UK with all taxes paidand new MoT, it's ready to be road registered in the UK and represents a great opportunity to own a road-legalPorsche racer with a genuinely interesting provenance.Pre-sale inspections are welcome. For further information please contact us and to see a video clip of the car click on this link;https://youtu.be/wA7ARzmc0x0

One of 150 exclusivePorsche produced 944 'Turbo Cup' race carsSympathetically restored in 2015 to factory specification and refinished in its original 'Press Release' liv...moreeryFirst raced in April '86 at Round One of the 944 Turbo Cup byAnnette Meeuvissen at the 'Ring'Imported into the UK with all taxes paid, new MoT and ready to be road registeredSubstantial history file including period race results, programmes and Certificate of Authenticity In 1986 Porsche launched its very first one-make series, the Turbo Cup. Privateers could purchase a Porsche 944 Turbo with option codes 220-LSD, 666-without body preservation, and 751-Motorsport preparation. The Cup cars were powered by the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine found in the road cars and the power and torque figures were broadly similar. Option code 751 specified the car from the factory with alterations that included a magnesium inlet manifold, magnesium sump, smaller and lighter alternator, modified turbo, and a reinforced gearbox. Track-suited suspension by Bilstein was added as was an 8-point roll cage by Matter and the front chassis rails were strengthened. For weight reduction, the electric windows were replaced by manual and other items such as door pockets, climate controls, sunshine roof, rear-window wiper, and radio were also deleted. A racing seat by Recaro was added along with other necessary safety features to meet current racing legislation. Such was the success of this one-make series that the following year it was adopted by other European countries. The series evolved over time and is now the Porsche Carrera Cup, continuing to provide close exciting racing and has proven to be the breeding ground for new talent on the world racing scene.We are pleased to offer this exceptional 944 Turbo Cup car, one of just 150 built by Porsche for competition use and delivered new in Germany during March 1986. It was entered into the very first Turbo Cup meeting at the Nurburgring in April of the same year, and documents within the history folder confirm that this car, wearing start number 36, was entered by team VW Schulz (now Porsche Centre Essen) and driven by Annette Meeuvissen who would later go on to compete in the DTM with the factory team BMW Schnitzer.This example presents very well today in its original Press Release livery, having been subject to a thorough mechanical and sympathetic cosmetic restoration in 2015. It performed extremely well on test providing the perfect balance of performance with (a degree of) comfort, and still feels like a Porsche, although, surrounded by the beautifully crafted safety cage, you can't forget you are buckled into a competition car. It would be well suited to an enthusiast or collector who would enjoy owning a rare and interesting Porsche with a race history. Accompanying the 944 is a substantial owner's folder complete with, mostly Porsche, invoices from the restoration, period programmes and race results, a Porsche COA, spare keys and the original books and manuals. Imported into the UK with all taxes paidand new MoT, it's ready to be road registered in the UK and represents a great opportunity to own a road-legalPorsche racer with a genuinely interesting provenance.Pre-sale inspections are welcome. For further information please contact us and to see a video clip of the car click on this link;https://youtu.be/wA7ARzmc0x0

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1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 FHC (manual)

1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 FHC (manual)

Lot # 807 (Sale Order: 7 of 63)      

A desirable RHD Fixed Head Coupe with a manual gearboxOwned by our vendor since 1980Believed to be matching-numbers (TBC)Very presentable and starts 'on-the-button' The XK150 was the final incarnation of the XK series and it appeared in May 1957, as either a fixed or drop-head coupé. A more refined and capable machine than its predecessors, the 150 was noticeably different from earlier versions of the XK theme with a higher scuttle and door line, whilst the radiator grille reverted to the thinner slats of the XK120 but was altogether wider. The bumpers were deeper and wrapped around, a curved windscreen replaced the divided one on the XK120 and 140, and much needed servo-assisted Dunlop disc brakes were fitted at each corner. However, the XK150 retained much of the mechanical layout of the 140 sharing the same 3.4-litre DOHC Jaguar straight-six, which developed 180bhp at 5750rpm. The car offered for sale here is a 1958 XK150 3.4-litre, right-hand drive fixed head coupé. Its chassis number allocation of S824485BW falls exactly into the prescribed database range consistent for its year, model and type. The number S824485BW appears to be stamped properly/consistently/reliably on its wholly original-looking chassis plate (found on the nearside near the bulk-head under the bonnet). Furthermore, its engine number stamping of V4279-8 can also be seen in the correct location on the engine (see photo), making it again consistent with the numbers stamped on the chassis plate and the details held by the DVLA. It is unknown about the gearbox number at this stage, and enquiries are being made with Jaguar as to a Heritage Certificate and its original factory specification. Research done by Silverstone Auctions on the engine number and the gearbox number (the one quoted on the chassis plate & V5C) suggests that this car was one of the very earliest XK150s to be fitted with a British-made automatic gearbox. The automatic transmission was not always favoured, and at some point prior to 1980, the car was fitted with the desirable Moss manual gearbox, which it retains today. The XK was purchased by our vendor, a real Jaguar enthusiast, in January 1980 and in circa 1990/91 it was treated to a full, body-off, re-build, a high-quality bare-metal respray (changed from blue to white), total rust protection down to the chassis. plus a full engine re-build, costing in excess of £15,000 (in '90/'91). The majority of this work was done/overseen by 'Classic Specials' of Uckfield. The car was later maintained by Jaguar specialists 'J. Murphy Engineering' of East Sussex, who knew the car very well and were asked by the owner to do a full assessment of it for insurance purposes in August 1997. PMO 688 has always been garaged, carefully maintained, and only driven sparingly. In 2015, the owner decided to fit an EZ electric power steering system to the car due to his advancing years. The accompanying history file contains many invoices for its restoration and servicing, plus numerous MoT Certificates, which, intriguingly, range from November 7th, 1979 showing 2,764 miles to June 12th, 2015 showing 16,038 miles. The mileage on each of the MoT certificates during this 40 year period shows a wholly consistent/logical progression. It may well be that this car has only ever covered 16,218 miles, which is what is indicated currently. This distinguished and elegant car is in need of very little and starts and drives very well with good oil pressure and efficient cooling. It comes to auction following a long and conscientious ownership period, where it was much-loved. For cars of this era to hold onto such patina, whilst still being so eminently driveable mechanically, pays testimony to the high regard in which they are held by dedicated owners and worth celebration.

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1975 Range Rover - ex-Royal Family

1975 Range Rover - ex-Royal Family

Lot # 808 (Sale Order: 8 of 63)      

The Heritage Certificate confirms delivery to the Royal Household in 1975Finished in the best colour for an early Range Rover - Lincoln GreenFactory fitted with special order full-length folding roof - a favourite of the RoyalsExpertly restored by marque specialist Twenty-Ten Engineering of RedditchRestored to factory specification over a period of 1,000+ hours at a cost of over £60,000Featured in a well-received video produced by Petrolicious The launch of the Land Rover in 1948 allowed the landed gentry, and none more landed than the Royal Family, easy access to the far-flung parts of their estates and. naturally, Land Rover gained the Royal Warrant from His Majesty King George VI in 1951. Although the Land Rover was more than capable of conveying its driver and passengers through the stickiest of terrain it was a utilitarian vehicle and offered little in the way of luxury. Even the launch of the eye-wateringly expensive and thus short-lived Land Rover Station Wagon by Tickford in 1948 failed to meet the demand for a comfortable four-wheel drive car. The launch of the Spencer King designed Range Rover in 1971 was hailed from town to country with its powerful 3.5-litre petrol V8 capable of conquering virtually all terrain in comfort. The Royal Family were first in the queue and have owned every model since launch to the current, either in standard production form or with bespoke features. Archival photographs through to the present day show The Queen and her family at the wheel or alighting from a Range Rover more so than any other model of car. We, therefore, have the pleasure of offering this very special Range Rover Suffix D from the 1975 model year. The accompanying British Heritage Certificate states that the car was delivered on the 13th August to the Royal Household finished in Lincoln Green. Our vendor believes it was destined for Windsor Castle consistent with archive photographs of the mid to late 1970s showing Lincoln Green Range Rovers with Webasto-style roofs being used by the family. Found by our vendor in a sorry state at a farm in Worcester in 2013, the Range Rover was being loaded onto a transporter when the old owner casually mentioned its Royal provenance. An application to the British Heritage Museum confirmed this and our vendor decided to spend more than budgeted to return the Range Rover to its former glory. The car was then despatched to noted Range Rover restorers, Twenty-Ten Engineering of Redditch, for what turned out to be their most extensive restoration yet taking nearly two years to finish. More than 1,000 hours were dedicated to restoring the car to factory specification which not only included a full nut and bolt, chassis-up rebuild but the sourcing of virtually unobtainable parts. The interior was re-trimmed in the correct Palamino and carpeting shades to match together with full a mechanical restoration. The total bill was some £60,000 plus VAT. Philip Holland of Twenty-Ten told this consignor that to restore a similar car today would be well over £100,000. Our vendor was delighted with the result and swiftly embarked on a tour of the Prosecco region in Italy in the Range Rover, remarking that the capacious boot came in handy. The Italian trip and various local trips have added a few thousand miles to the odometer which today stands at some 62,000 miles, largely immaterial in a car this well restored. The car will be presented to auction with a fresh MoT, the aforementioned certificate, and the history file detailing the vast sums spent. In conclusion, therefore, this special Range Rover offers the new buyer the confidence of an expert restoration and the cachet of Royal provenance. The high level of restoration and the intriguing story caught the eye of the leading automotive video producers Petrolicious and the restorer Philip Holland and the car features in a well-received video, the public link for which is below.

The Heritage Certificate confirms delivery to the Royal Household in 1975Finished in the best colour for an early Range Rover - Lincoln GreenFactory fitted with special o...morerder full-length folding roof - a favourite of the RoyalsExpertly restored by marque specialist Twenty-Ten Engineering of RedditchRestored to factory specification over a period of 1,000+ hours at a cost of over £60,000Featured in a well-received video produced by Petrolicious The launch of the Land Rover in 1948 allowed the landed gentry, and none more landed than the Royal Family, easy access to the far-flung parts of their estates and. naturally, Land Rover gained the Royal Warrant from His Majesty King George VI in 1951. Although the Land Rover was more than capable of conveying its driver and passengers through the stickiest of terrain it was a utilitarian vehicle and offered little in the way of luxury. Even the launch of the eye-wateringly expensive and thus short-lived Land Rover Station Wagon by Tickford in 1948 failed to meet the demand for a comfortable four-wheel drive car. The launch of the Spencer King designed Range Rover in 1971 was hailed from town to country with its powerful 3.5-litre petrol V8 capable of conquering virtually all terrain in comfort. The Royal Family were first in the queue and have owned every model since launch to the current, either in standard production form or with bespoke features. Archival photographs through to the present day show The Queen and her family at the wheel or alighting from a Range Rover more so than any other model of car. We, therefore, have the pleasure of offering this very special Range Rover Suffix D from the 1975 model year. The accompanying British Heritage Certificate states that the car was delivered on the 13th August to the Royal Household finished in Lincoln Green. Our vendor believes it was destined for Windsor Castle consistent with archive photographs of the mid to late 1970s showing Lincoln Green Range Rovers with Webasto-style roofs being used by the family. Found by our vendor in a sorry state at a farm in Worcester in 2013, the Range Rover was being loaded onto a transporter when the old owner casually mentioned its Royal provenance. An application to the British Heritage Museum confirmed this and our vendor decided to spend more than budgeted to return the Range Rover to its former glory. The car was then despatched to noted Range Rover restorers, Twenty-Ten Engineering of Redditch, for what turned out to be their most extensive restoration yet taking nearly two years to finish. More than 1,000 hours were dedicated to restoring the car to factory specification which not only included a full nut and bolt, chassis-up rebuild but the sourcing of virtually unobtainable parts. The interior was re-trimmed in the correct Palamino and carpeting shades to match together with full a mechanical restoration. The total bill was some £60,000 plus VAT. Philip Holland of Twenty-Ten told this consignor that to restore a similar car today would be well over £100,000. Our vendor was delighted with the result and swiftly embarked on a tour of the Prosecco region in Italy in the Range Rover, remarking that the capacious boot came in handy. The Italian trip and various local trips have added a few thousand miles to the odometer which today stands at some 62,000 miles, largely immaterial in a car this well restored. The car will be presented to auction with a fresh MoT, the aforementioned certificate, and the history file detailing the vast sums spent. In conclusion, therefore, this special Range Rover offers the new buyer the confidence of an expert restoration and the cachet of Royal provenance. The high level of restoration and the intriguing story caught the eye of the leading automotive video producers Petrolicious and the restorer Philip Holland and the car features in a well-received video, the public link for which is below.

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1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series IV

1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series IV

Lot # 809 (Sale Order: 9 of 63)      

A fabulousexample of the accomplished Series 4An original UK-supplied car in right-hand driveSuperbly restored in the late ninetiesRecent expenditure of over £7,000 with marque specialist OmnicronNew carpets. New Nardi wood rim. All in all-Wonderful Designed in 1949 by Vittorio Jano, and unveiled in 1950 to a nation slowly recovering from a World War, the Lancia Aurelia was very simply, revolutionary. The car combined luxury, performance, looks and charisma, and offered a dream to a nation just finding their way. It bristled with innovation - the first V6 production engine, transaxle, inboard rear brakes, monocoque construction and a very efficient slippery shape.In a country in love with motorsport, it's no surprise that the Aurelia was immediately seized upon by wealthy Italian privateers, and achieved almost instant success in competition throughout Europe starting with a second place in the 1951 Mille Miglia in virtually standard form. The model went on to be developed over almost eight years through six distinct 'Series' and theywere bought by wealthy discreet Italians and those in the know throughout Europe. The 4th.Series, offered from 1954, differed from earlier cars mainly in the introduction of de Dion tube rear suspension, further improving an already great handling car. Those cars that reached the UK were much sought-after, despite costing more than a new Bentley at the time, and one of their most high-profile exponents was motor racing enthusiast Lord March (the Duke of Richmond) who noted that the Aurelia was"Definitely one of my favourite cars of all time",quite poignant considering our photographs were taken at his beloved Goodwood Motor Circuit.Our little Lancia offered here, is indeed a right-hand drive Series 4 GT250 B20 with the later suspension and a 2.5-litre, V6 producing 118hp. It's one of 573 built during 1954 and its first registered owner was Douglas Abercrombie from Essex who was followed by four more UK owners. Carefully restored in the late '90s, every aspect of this vehicle still looks spot-on. Delightfully finished in Baby Blue (officially Azzuro Agnano-Celeste Aurelia) with white wheels and superb brightwork, the interior is painted, with Oatmeal upholstery piped in Tan. Immaculate black rubber floormats, new over-carpets and a Nardi wood rim steering wheel complete the very 50's cabin. Afterrecent expenditure of over £7,000 with marque specialist Omnicron, the Aurelia is on the button and ready to enjoy.It is difficult to look at this fabulous '54 Lancia without wanting to take it home. All in all. Wonderful.

A fabulousexample of the accomplished Series 4An original UK-supplied car in right-hand driveSuperbly restored in the late ninetiesRecent expenditure of over £7,000 with ...moremarque specialist OmnicronNew carpets. New Nardi wood rim. All in all-Wonderful Designed in 1949 by Vittorio Jano, and unveiled in 1950 to a nation slowly recovering from a World War, the Lancia Aurelia was very simply, revolutionary. The car combined luxury, performance, looks and charisma, and offered a dream to a nation just finding their way. It bristled with innovation - the first V6 production engine, transaxle, inboard rear brakes, monocoque construction and a very efficient slippery shape.In a country in love with motorsport, it's no surprise that the Aurelia was immediately seized upon by wealthy Italian privateers, and achieved almost instant success in competition throughout Europe starting with a second place in the 1951 Mille Miglia in virtually standard form. The model went on to be developed over almost eight years through six distinct 'Series' and theywere bought by wealthy discreet Italians and those in the know throughout Europe. The 4th.Series, offered from 1954, differed from earlier cars mainly in the introduction of de Dion tube rear suspension, further improving an already great handling car. Those cars that reached the UK were much sought-after, despite costing more than a new Bentley at the time, and one of their most high-profile exponents was motor racing enthusiast Lord March (the Duke of Richmond) who noted that the Aurelia was"Definitely one of my favourite cars of all time",quite poignant considering our photographs were taken at his beloved Goodwood Motor Circuit.Our little Lancia offered here, is indeed a right-hand drive Series 4 GT250 B20 with the later suspension and a 2.5-litre, V6 producing 118hp. It's one of 573 built during 1954 and its first registered owner was Douglas Abercrombie from Essex who was followed by four more UK owners. Carefully restored in the late '90s, every aspect of this vehicle still looks spot-on. Delightfully finished in Baby Blue (officially Azzuro Agnano-Celeste Aurelia) with white wheels and superb brightwork, the interior is painted, with Oatmeal upholstery piped in Tan. Immaculate black rubber floormats, new over-carpets and a Nardi wood rim steering wheel complete the very 50's cabin. Afterrecent expenditure of over £7,000 with marque specialist Omnicron, the Aurelia is on the button and ready to enjoy.It is difficult to look at this fabulous '54 Lancia without wanting to take it home. All in all. Wonderful.

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1974 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera Targa MFi

1974 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera Targa MFi

Lot # 810 (Sale Order: 10 of 63)      

Purchased through AFN Chiswick. First registered on the 8th of January 1974 by its only ownerFitted with its original aluminium 'Ducktail' rear spoiler which was used in 1974 only210 bhp, 2,687cc Type 911/83 air-cooled, six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injectionNever been restored just well-maintained. Top-end rebuild at 70,000 milesThe Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance and engenders the same feel as the legendary RS The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI (mechanical fuel injection), was aimed at worldwide markets apart from the United States, where the Carrera 2.7 was restricted to the 2.7 K-Jetronic engine to sit more easily with Porsche America's marketing strategy. So the rest of us were able to benefit from a new model utilising the same brilliant power-plant as the now iconic 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical, but with a few concessions towards civility and day to day use. In its introductory year of 1974, the Carrera 2.7 MFI came fitted with a 'ducktail' spoiler and the new G-Series chassis was 'beefed-up' to appease ever stricter US crashworthiness requirements. The floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers incorporated. Importantly, the Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance, and engenders the same feel and driving enjoyment as the RS and its dramatic styling cues including the 'ducktail' and wide rear wings pay homage to its more focused sibling.With an impressive 210 bhp, 2,687 cc Type 911/83 air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 0-60 mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150 mph through the 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day and in fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s.WLY 318M is a G-series, 2.7 Carrera Targa and rolled off the production line on the 6th of November 1973 finished in Z2V9 Silver Metallic with a Shetland Seat inlay edged in a Blue/Black Leatherette, and equipped with a number of factory options including Impact-absorbing Bumpers, Tinted Windows, Bilstein Sports Shock Absorbers both front and rear, a Targa Top, Chrome Trim instead of Black, and a driver's side Exterior Mirror.It was purchased through AFN Chiswick and first registered on the 8th of January 1974 by its first owner. A loyal owner he turned out to be, as the Porsche has remained with him for all of its 44 years and has been maintained regardless of cost, consequently never needing a full restoration with the biggest expense being a top engine rebuild at 70,000 miles. The car was used by our vendor on a daily basis for his business until it was written down on the books and bought for a pound from his own company!!The car is fitted with its original aluminium 'Ducktail' rear spoiler which was used for the model's first year of production, changing in 1975 to the more familiar 'Whaletail'. WLY 318M is one of the last pre-zinc underbody cars and is one of only 48 right-hand drive Targas produced for the '74 model year. The spare wheel is in an untouched state and proudly wearing its 1973 tyre. The factory supplied toolkit is all present and correct and little used, residing in its bespoke storage compartment. As a result of sun damage, the dash top has been replaced (a common problem with 911s of this vintage) but the original one will be supplied with the car if total originality is high on your agenda.The 2.7 MFI is most certainly a drivers car, much in the style of the 1973 RS and the unassisted steering, uprated suspension, and the 915 gearbox all reward clear and precise control inputs. This is the first time that this rare 911 has come to market and it will be offered with a fresh MoT and fully serviced by the knowledgeable team at Autofarm. One not tobe missed.

Purchased through AFN Chiswick. First registered on the 8th of January 1974 by its only ownerFitted with its original aluminium 'Ducktail' rear spoiler which was used in ...more1974 only210 bhp, 2,687cc Type 911/83 air-cooled, six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injectionNever been restored just well-maintained. Top-end rebuild at 70,000 milesThe Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance and engenders the same feel as the legendary RS The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI (mechanical fuel injection), was aimed at worldwide markets apart from the United States, where the Carrera 2.7 was restricted to the 2.7 K-Jetronic engine to sit more easily with Porsche America's marketing strategy. So the rest of us were able to benefit from a new model utilising the same brilliant power-plant as the now iconic 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical, but with a few concessions towards civility and day to day use. In its introductory year of 1974, the Carrera 2.7 MFI came fitted with a 'ducktail' spoiler and the new G-Series chassis was 'beefed-up' to appease ever stricter US crashworthiness requirements. The floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers incorporated. Importantly, the Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance, and engenders the same feel and driving enjoyment as the RS and its dramatic styling cues including the 'ducktail' and wide rear wings pay homage to its more focused sibling.With an impressive 210 bhp, 2,687 cc Type 911/83 air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 0-60 mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150 mph through the 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day and in fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s.WLY 318M is a G-series, 2.7 Carrera Targa and rolled off the production line on the 6th of November 1973 finished in Z2V9 Silver Metallic with a Shetland Seat inlay edged in a Blue/Black Leatherette, and equipped with a number of factory options including Impact-absorbing Bumpers, Tinted Windows, Bilstein Sports Shock Absorbers both front and rear, a Targa Top, Chrome Trim instead of Black, and a driver's side Exterior Mirror.It was purchased through AFN Chiswick and first registered on the 8th of January 1974 by its first owner. A loyal owner he turned out to be, as the Porsche has remained with him for all of its 44 years and has been maintained regardless of cost, consequently never needing a full restoration with the biggest expense being a top engine rebuild at 70,000 miles. The car was used by our vendor on a daily basis for his business until it was written down on the books and bought for a pound from his own company!!The car is fitted with its original aluminium 'Ducktail' rear spoiler which was used for the model's first year of production, changing in 1975 to the more familiar 'Whaletail'. WLY 318M is one of the last pre-zinc underbody cars and is one of only 48 right-hand drive Targas produced for the '74 model year. The spare wheel is in an untouched state and proudly wearing its 1973 tyre. The factory supplied toolkit is all present and correct and little used, residing in its bespoke storage compartment. As a result of sun damage, the dash top has been replaced (a common problem with 911s of this vintage) but the original one will be supplied with the car if total originality is high on your agenda.The 2.7 MFI is most certainly a drivers car, much in the style of the 1973 RS and the unassisted steering, uprated suspension, and the 915 gearbox all reward clear and precise control inputs. This is the first time that this rare 911 has come to market and it will be offered with a fresh MoT and fully serviced by the knowledgeable team at Autofarm. One not tobe missed.

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2007 TVR Sagaris

2007 TVR Sagaris

Lot # 811 (Sale Order: 11 of 63)      

Low production numbers, high quality and collectable TVR in excellent conditionJust 26,278 verifiable miles, fully documented with complete service recordRecently inspected by known marque specialist giving a clean bill of healthDesigned with racing in mind, a car with striking looks and blistering performance First seen at the 2004 Birmingham motor show in 'pre-production' form and by the following year in 2005 the new Sagaris model was available to purchase at TVR dealerships. Production would continue for just one year making this a very exclusive car to own, indeed. TVR's Chief Engineer, Daniel Boardman, had a design brief with endurance racing in mind, while also focusing on quality, addressing some of the 'niggles' TVR had become known for.The result was dramatic, both in appearance and performance, and build quality didn't appear to be an issue either. The unique asymmetrical (single bubble roof), a multitude of air vents, and Perspex 'gurney flap' give this TVR a commanding road presence. Sagaris is the Greek name of a light-weight battle axe and this model would live up to its name, packing some punch with a 4.0-Litre straight-6 producing 406bhp propelling the car from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds. With less than 200 examples produced, this exciting GT today offers the opportunity to own a modern classic, with striking looks, fantastic handling and exciting performance.On offer from of a collection of equally rare and interesting sports cars, this outstanding example had been factory ordered in stunning metallic Grey with Grey / Burgundy leather interior. The service record is full, documented and complete, having been looked after by TVR and known marque specialists. When the vendor purchased this car in 2017 he rightfully had it fully inspected by a very well respected TVR expert with all details logged in the file. A full service, inspection and MoT have just been carried out giving comfort to the potential new owner. On test, this example performed without fault. The driving position is just right, a turn of the key and the 400 bhp straight-6 booms into life, the throttle is responsive and has just the right resistance, and for a car that looks so dramatic, it's no drama at all to drive sensibly, I am told that when you begin to push the handling inspires confidence as do the brakes. Here is a car that you could drive to Spa, lap the circuit in a decent time with confidence, and drive back home.This is a well-known Sagaris in TVR circles having been previously owned by prominent members of the TVR Club UK. These cars rarely come to market and are becoming highly collectable, an enjoyable car to own that could end up being quite a shrewd investment.For further details on this fabulous TVR please contact the office on 01926 691141 To see a short video clip of the car follow this link; https://youtu.be/qWp8lS1mTo4

Low production numbers, high quality and collectable TVR in excellent conditionJust 26,278 verifiable miles, fully documented with complete service recordRecently inspect...moreed by known marque specialist giving a clean bill of healthDesigned with racing in mind, a car with striking looks and blistering performance First seen at the 2004 Birmingham motor show in 'pre-production' form and by the following year in 2005 the new Sagaris model was available to purchase at TVR dealerships. Production would continue for just one year making this a very exclusive car to own, indeed. TVR's Chief Engineer, Daniel Boardman, had a design brief with endurance racing in mind, while also focusing on quality, addressing some of the 'niggles' TVR had become known for.The result was dramatic, both in appearance and performance, and build quality didn't appear to be an issue either. The unique asymmetrical (single bubble roof), a multitude of air vents, and Perspex 'gurney flap' give this TVR a commanding road presence. Sagaris is the Greek name of a light-weight battle axe and this model would live up to its name, packing some punch with a 4.0-Litre straight-6 producing 406bhp propelling the car from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds. With less than 200 examples produced, this exciting GT today offers the opportunity to own a modern classic, with striking looks, fantastic handling and exciting performance.On offer from of a collection of equally rare and interesting sports cars, this outstanding example had been factory ordered in stunning metallic Grey with Grey / Burgundy leather interior. The service record is full, documented and complete, having been looked after by TVR and known marque specialists. When the vendor purchased this car in 2017 he rightfully had it fully inspected by a very well respected TVR expert with all details logged in the file. A full service, inspection and MoT have just been carried out giving comfort to the potential new owner. On test, this example performed without fault. The driving position is just right, a turn of the key and the 400 bhp straight-6 booms into life, the throttle is responsive and has just the right resistance, and for a car that looks so dramatic, it's no drama at all to drive sensibly, I am told that when you begin to push the handling inspires confidence as do the brakes. Here is a car that you could drive to Spa, lap the circuit in a decent time with confidence, and drive back home.This is a well-known Sagaris in TVR circles having been previously owned by prominent members of the TVR Club UK. These cars rarely come to market and are becoming highly collectable, an enjoyable car to own that could end up being quite a shrewd investment.For further details on this fabulous TVR please contact the office on 01926 691141 To see a short video clip of the car follow this link; https://youtu.be/qWp8lS1mTo4

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1990 Porsche 928 S4 Automatic

1990 Porsche 928 S4 Automatic

Lot # 812 (Sale Order: 12 of 63)      

** THIS IS NOT A MATCHING NUMBERS CAR. HOWEVER, A PERIOD CORRECT ENGINE OF THE ORIGINAL TYPE WAS INSTALLED CIRCA 40 YEARS GO **
Formerly the Property of The Sultan of Brunei Royal FamilyJust 7,492 km (4,682 miles) from new. Pristine both inside and outFreshly serviced by Cavendish Porsche SpecialistRight-hand drive. Imported from the Emirates with UK taxes paid Critics immediately recognised the advances inherent in the 928 over the 911, and the car was universally praised as one of the greatest 'GT' cars of all time. It handled, it was quick, it looked fantastic and it was comfortable. With the 928, Porsche created a serious long distance grand-touring car that could also tackle twisting B-roads with ease, thanks to super-direct steering, 50/50 weight distribution and a clever Weissach rear axle that kept the car firmly planted. Many road testers found that their nerve ran out long before the 928's grip. Porsche continuously developed their range-topper throughout its production life, culminating with the launch of the S4 in 1987, which differed slightly from the earlier Series cars with its smoothed-off front and rear bumpers, larger rear spoiler, more interior equipment and a 5-litre version of the V8 engine developing 316bhp and with improved low-end pulling power. The 928 S4 was an even greater technical 'tour de force' than before.This remarkable right-hand drive, 1994 928S4 Automatic was formerly the property of the Sultan of Brunei Royal Family and had covered just 7,492km (4,682 miles) when it was MoT tested in January 2018. It remains pristine, both inside and out, and the gleaming White paintwork and smart black interior have obviously been protected from the desert sun.It has recentlyarrivedfrom the Emirate States and all taxes have been paid and a NOVA issued. UK registration has been applied for and it is hoped will be completed by the time of the sale. The Porsche will be fully serviced at Cavendish Porsche Specialists in Nottingham prior to its arrival at Silverstone.Front-engined Porsches are having the renaissance they richly deserve, and this sensibly guided 928 S4 opens the door into a very exclusive club of Porsche ownership, although acquiring examples of the 928 with this low mileage is becoming very difficult. Although 24 years old, this is a 'time-warp' car with a Royal pedigree and has the potential to be a shrewd investment.

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1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo G50

1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo G50

Lot # 813 (Sale Order: 13 of 63)      

1 of only 130 UK Turbo coupés for 1989 model yearG50 5-speed gearbox (1989 model year only)Current owner for 23 yearsFully verifiable 29,000 miles with all books/paperwork/history Having accrued a wealth of experience of turbocharging air-cooled engines from their racing programme, it seemed to make perfect sense for Porsche to utilise that knowledge by applying it to their famous rear-engined sports car, and consequently, at the 1973 Paris motor show, they unveiled a prototype turbocharged 911, the 'Type 930'. Porsche engineers tested both the 2.7 and 3.0-litre engines, with the 3.0 air-cooled flat-six (that could trace its origins back to the 911 RSR) being chosen as it produced more torque low down. By attaching a Kühnle, Kopp and Kausch (KKK) turbocharger, the 930 was the most powerful production Porsche thus far and, suddenly, the 911 was a supercar. The production-ready 911 Turbo was shown at the Paris show in autumn 1974, and not surprisingly in an era when turbocharging was seen as rather exotic, captivated the world's motoring press. Rightly, it was billed as a supremely fast and luxurious flagship model, combining ballistic performance and head-turning looks with air conditioning, electric windows and other creature comforts. In 1977/78, capacity went up from 3.0 to 3.3 litres and an air-to-air intercooler was positioned under the rear spoiler. The spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler assembly, and this meant saying goodbye to the 'whale-tail' and welcoming the equally distinctive 'tea-tray'. Porsche enthusiasts often consider the 911 (930) of 1989 to be the ultimate incarnation, as it was the only year that this model was fitted with Porsche G50 5-speed gearbox, offering more flexibility and better acceleration. 1989 was also the last year of production of the iconic 930, still considered to be the finest generation of the 911 Turbo. The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied (C16) 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo coupé, being just 1 of only 130 such examples (for the 1989 model-year). This striking car, in its original colour combination of Linen Grey paintwork and Silk Grey leather interior, has accrued just 29,627 genuine and verifiable miles. This is supported by an original fully stamped-up service book, a letter from Porsche (detailing its specification/provenance etc.), numerous MoT Certificates and a wealth of invoices and is, of course fully 'matching-numbers'. The car was delivered new on the 1st August 1990 through JCT600 (Porsche) of Hull to its original owner. It was specified with many expensive and desirable options, including a limited slip differential, Sport seats (with electric height adjustment) with black piping, a shortened gear lever, Blaupunkt 'Toronto' stereo (with amplifier), lower dashboard in Silk Grey and Linen Metallic wheel centres with Porsche painted wheel crests. The car has obviously been exceptionally well cared for from new, returning to Porsche Centre workshops (JCT600, Porsche Guildford, AFN Porsche, Merlin Porsche Sheffield) for regular servicing (13 x main dealer stamps in service book) at the correct intervals up to 28,765 miles, then to respected Porsche specialists 'Statller' of Sheffield at 29,170 miles (major service plus new clutch), 29,348 miles and most recently at 29,372 miles in July 2017 (just 255 miles ago). Our vendor acquired the car in 1995 (at circa 12,000 miles), with it initially being registered to his family steel business in Sheffield, until the 6th June 1997 when he recorded it in his own name. He has always ensured it was stored in a heated and dehumidified garage. Interestingly, prior to our vendor's tenure, owners included Roger Whittaker, the singer-songwriter and musician, who sold the 930 to the keeper prior to our vendor. This car is described by our vendor as 'completely original' including its fabulous paintwork and it is certainly one of the best examples we have ever offered for sale. This Turbo has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in excellent condition. It has never required any major mechanical work, presumably due to its regular servicing, low mileage and garage storage. Very few 1980's 911s - let alone the rare and more expensive 930s - have lived such a pampered life, and the benefits are clear to see with this particular car. Small details like a complete book-pack, a full set of keys, factory stickers still in situ, and a complete Porsche tool-roll, jack and inflation kit, help support this dutiful ownership. This is a lovely genuine example of the iconic 930 Turbo.

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1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth - 11,000 miles

1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth - 11,000 miles

Lot # 814 (Sale Order: 14 of 63)      

Production number 38 of 500 and showing verifiable mileage of 10,840 milesPurchased six months after first registration by our vendor's late husband in 1988Registered in our vendor's brother's name in 1993 and in our vendor's name since 1994Impressive history file, showing the most recent service in 2010 at 10,817 milesHaving been on SORN since 2010, the car will be presented freshly serviced and MOTdDescribed by Paul Linfoot, the UK RS500 Registrar, as 'One of the most original RS500s I have seen.' Surprisingly slow sales of the distinctively shaped Ford Sierra after its introduction in 1982, suggested that a serious marketing boost was required, and it was the obvious choice to become the platform for Ford's new competition aspirations. It was rear-wheel drive, had good aerodynamics, albeit being prone to lift at high speeds, and it was available as a three-door. A wind-tunnel developed body kit and rear spoiler would sort out the lift issues but, more importantly, Ford still needed to build 5,000 units for motorsport homologation, somewhat worrying when Stuart Turner's initial approach to the dealer network came back with an estimate that indicated that they could sell around 1,500 units! The successful eventual sales record is of course history. Ford went on to sell 5,545 three-door cars including the RS500, of which only 500 were built to conform to the eligibility regulations relating to International Touring Car Racing, 'Group A'. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned to convert these 500 right-hand drive cars and that included upgrading the engine to 224bhp (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in full-race mode), numerous aerodynamic enhancements including a 30mm lip spoiler applied to the tailgate to increase downforce, a more effective chin spoiler known as a 'splitter', and larger cooling ducts for both the brakes and the engine intercooler. It was originally intended that all 500 would be Black, but in practice 56 White and 52 Moonstone Blue cars were produced. Of the 392 produced in Black, this very special car was production number 38 and was first registered on the 26th August 1987. It returned to Calderford, the Ford main dealer in Wakefield, some six months later and was subsequently purchased by our vendor's late husband, farmer Mr R Wagstaff, on the 19th February 1988. The RS500 joined Mr Wagstaff's 1987 Escort RS Turbo, and naturally as a farmer, the family's Range Rover and remained correctly stored in the converted stone barn on the family's farm in Wakefield. It was briefly registered to Mr Wagstaff's brother-in-law in 1993 and then registered to Mr Wagstaff's widow on the 1st November 1994 from whom we have the pleasure of offering this cherished RS on the open market for the first time since 1988. The car has been used sparingly by the family, with service stamps showing a mileage of 6,900 on the 9th May 1988, 8,713 miles on 31st October 1989 and the last service at 10,817 miles on the 20th May 2010. Paul Linfoot, a noted expert of the RS500 and registrar of the RS500 Owners Club was invited to inspect the car and we quote from the inspection report (the full report is available upon request): 'It's one of the most original RS500s I have ever seen and although presented in an untouched condition I advised the vendor to not do anything to the car in any way regards cleaning or polishing. It is my opinion that to find a car like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a buyer may wish to leave it exactly as is and not do anything other than enjoy it, and should a buyer wish to clean and detail the car they have the chance to do this to their standard or how they feel they wish to present the car. The car is exactly as it left the Tickford factory and has had no changes (other than 4 new tyres for the MOT in June 2019) and with just over 10,000 miles is a real treasure. In all my years being involved with these special cars, this is the first real barn find I have come across and it has been a real pleasure to view this car and to be asked to give my opinion on.' Although described as a 'barn find' and indeed correctly stored in a barn since 2010, the car, bar a little light dust, is in very good condition with no sign of corrosion and with its fresh service and an MOT until June 2019 is ready to grace the road once again. As such the car, as advised by Paul Linfoot, will be presented 'un-detailed' on the auction floor for the buyer to decide the car's future. It will be accompanied, for the sake of originality, by its four original Dunlop D40, although unroadworthy due to age. In conclusion and to quote Mr Linfoot 'find another' RS500 with an odometer reading of 10,840 miles, lovely family provenance, and a history file that is bursting with receipts, previous MoTs, and SORN notices. Touchingly, the proceeds of the sale will go towards the purchase of a retirement bungalow for our vendor, Mrs Wagstaff.

Production number 38 of 500 and showing verifiable mileage of 10,840 milesPurchased six months after first registration by our vendor's late husband in 1988Registered in ...moreour vendor's brother's name in 1993 and in our vendor's name since 1994Impressive history file, showing the most recent service in 2010 at 10,817 milesHaving been on SORN since 2010, the car will be presented freshly serviced and MOTdDescribed by Paul Linfoot, the UK RS500 Registrar, as 'One of the most original RS500s I have seen.' Surprisingly slow sales of the distinctively shaped Ford Sierra after its introduction in 1982, suggested that a serious marketing boost was required, and it was the obvious choice to become the platform for Ford's new competition aspirations. It was rear-wheel drive, had good aerodynamics, albeit being prone to lift at high speeds, and it was available as a three-door. A wind-tunnel developed body kit and rear spoiler would sort out the lift issues but, more importantly, Ford still needed to build 5,000 units for motorsport homologation, somewhat worrying when Stuart Turner's initial approach to the dealer network came back with an estimate that indicated that they could sell around 1,500 units! The successful eventual sales record is of course history. Ford went on to sell 5,545 three-door cars including the RS500, of which only 500 were built to conform to the eligibility regulations relating to International Touring Car Racing, 'Group A'. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned to convert these 500 right-hand drive cars and that included upgrading the engine to 224bhp (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in full-race mode), numerous aerodynamic enhancements including a 30mm lip spoiler applied to the tailgate to increase downforce, a more effective chin spoiler known as a 'splitter', and larger cooling ducts for both the brakes and the engine intercooler. It was originally intended that all 500 would be Black, but in practice 56 White and 52 Moonstone Blue cars were produced. Of the 392 produced in Black, this very special car was production number 38 and was first registered on the 26th August 1987. It returned to Calderford, the Ford main dealer in Wakefield, some six months later and was subsequently purchased by our vendor's late husband, farmer Mr R Wagstaff, on the 19th February 1988. The RS500 joined Mr Wagstaff's 1987 Escort RS Turbo, and naturally as a farmer, the family's Range Rover and remained correctly stored in the converted stone barn on the family's farm in Wakefield. It was briefly registered to Mr Wagstaff's brother-in-law in 1993 and then registered to Mr Wagstaff's widow on the 1st November 1994 from whom we have the pleasure of offering this cherished RS on the open market for the first time since 1988. The car has been used sparingly by the family, with service stamps showing a mileage of 6,900 on the 9th May 1988, 8,713 miles on 31st October 1989 and the last service at 10,817 miles on the 20th May 2010. Paul Linfoot, a noted expert of the RS500 and registrar of the RS500 Owners Club was invited to inspect the car and we quote from the inspection report (the full report is available upon request): 'It's one of the most original RS500s I have ever seen and although presented in an untouched condition I advised the vendor to not do anything to the car in any way regards cleaning or polishing. It is my opinion that to find a car like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a buyer may wish to leave it exactly as is and not do anything other than enjoy it, and should a buyer wish to clean and detail the car they have the chance to do this to their standard or how they feel they wish to present the car. The car is exactly as it left the Tickford factory and has had no changes (other than 4 new tyres for the MOT in June 2019) and with just over 10,000 miles is a real treasure. In all my years being involved with these special cars, this is the first real barn find I have come across and it has been a real pleasure to view this car and to be asked to give my opinion on.' Although described as a 'barn find' and indeed correctly stored in a barn since 2010, the car, bar a little light dust, is in very good condition with no sign of corrosion and with its fresh service and an MOT until June 2019 is ready to grace the road once again. As such the car, as advised by Paul Linfoot, will be presented 'un-detailed' on the auction floor for the buyer to decide the car's future. It will be accompanied, for the sake of originality, by its four original Dunlop D40, although unroadworthy due to age. In conclusion and to quote Mr Linfoot 'find another' RS500 with an odometer reading of 10,840 miles, lovely family provenance, and a history file that is bursting with receipts, previous MoTs, and SORN notices. Touchingly, the proceeds of the sale will go towards the purchase of a retirement bungalow for our vendor, Mrs Wagstaff.

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1995 Aston Martin Virage Volante 'Wide Body'

1995 Aston Martin Virage Volante 'Wide Body'

Lot # 815 (Sale Order: 15 of 63)      

One of less than fifty works-built 5.3-litre cars with the 6.3 'Widebody' cosmeticsSophisticated colour combination of Midnight Blue with Parchment hide piped Dark BlueOnly 28,000 miles and in truly excellent condition. OZ split-rims recently refurbishedRecent service and MoT. New radiator, discs and pads. Hydraulic roof serviced The Volante (convertible) had been the big seller of the previous generation of AM V8s, so the only surprise was that it took Aston Martin more than two years from the Virage coupé's introduction to come up with a soft-top sister. The production Virage Volante debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham's NEC the previous October. Weighing in at over two tons, the open Volante was even heavier than the closed coupé, itself no lightweight, this increase in weight is accounted for by considerable body strengthening to compensate for the absent roof, plus the extra complication of the power-operated convertible hood. Electrically powered, the latter was beautifully made and incorporated a glass rear window, complete with heated de-misting elements. Mechanically the Volante remained much the same as its closed cousin, though with a slightly lower final drive. Top speed was slightly reduced also to a still outstanding, 150mph. Automatic transmission was standard on the Volante, the original three-speeder being superseded in 1993 by a new four-speed dual-mode (normal/sport) unit as featured on this particular car. The Virage Volante offered here features the popular 'wide body' specification that originated on the 6.3-litre version of the Virage, which was announced by Aston Martin as an interim model ahead of the company's forthcoming twin-supercharged Vantage. Offered by Aston Martin's Service Department as a conversion for the existing 5,340cc V8-engined Virage, this package was introduced in January 1992. The '6.3' conversion increased power by around 40 per cent while incorporating improvements to both suspension and brakes - now featuring ABS for the first time - and could be ordered new or retrofitted to customers' existing cars. These 6.3-litre cars were readily distinguishable by their flared wheel arches, necessary to accommodate the package's wider wheels and tyres, a feature that gave rise to the term 'wide body'. However, customers with no need for the 6.3's improved performance but who, nevertheless, appreciated the aggressive looks of the 'wide body', could order the package's cosmetic items in isolation. Aston Martin themselves recognised this demand, building several Volantes to 'cosmetic wide body' specification, the car offered here being one such. First registered in 1995, this rare Wide Body Volante is in excellent condition throughout, and the Midnight Blue coachwork is beautifully complemented by the Parchment hide upholstery with dark blue piping and new Dark Blue carpets. It is evident that much care and attention has been lavished upon this magnificent car. Our vendor, a discerning collector, has recently commissioned various remedial works, including new brake discs and pads, a new radiator, the huge OZ split-rim wheels have been professionally refurbished and polished, and the powered roof has been serviced and set up, Prior to the sale it has benefitted from an oil service and fresh MoT. There are receipts for all of this work, along with the car's service history, in the extensive owner's file.This is a truly elegant Volante with the 'widebody' additions giving it a more purposeful stance. Produced in tiny numbers, its rarity and desirability will ensure that it remains collectable and sought-after for years to come.

One of less than fifty works-built 5.3-litre cars with the 6.3 'Widebody' cosmeticsSophisticated colour combination of Midnight Blue with Parchment hide piped Dark BlueOn...morely 28,000 miles and in truly excellent condition. OZ split-rims recently refurbishedRecent service and MoT. New radiator, discs and pads. Hydraulic roof serviced The Volante (convertible) had been the big seller of the previous generation of AM V8s, so the only surprise was that it took Aston Martin more than two years from the Virage coupé's introduction to come up with a soft-top sister. The production Virage Volante debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham's NEC the previous October. Weighing in at over two tons, the open Volante was even heavier than the closed coupé, itself no lightweight, this increase in weight is accounted for by considerable body strengthening to compensate for the absent roof, plus the extra complication of the power-operated convertible hood. Electrically powered, the latter was beautifully made and incorporated a glass rear window, complete with heated de-misting elements. Mechanically the Volante remained much the same as its closed cousin, though with a slightly lower final drive. Top speed was slightly reduced also to a still outstanding, 150mph. Automatic transmission was standard on the Volante, the original three-speeder being superseded in 1993 by a new four-speed dual-mode (normal/sport) unit as featured on this particular car. The Virage Volante offered here features the popular 'wide body' specification that originated on the 6.3-litre version of the Virage, which was announced by Aston Martin as an interim model ahead of the company's forthcoming twin-supercharged Vantage. Offered by Aston Martin's Service Department as a conversion for the existing 5,340cc V8-engined Virage, this package was introduced in January 1992. The '6.3' conversion increased power by around 40 per cent while incorporating improvements to both suspension and brakes - now featuring ABS for the first time - and could be ordered new or retrofitted to customers' existing cars. These 6.3-litre cars were readily distinguishable by their flared wheel arches, necessary to accommodate the package's wider wheels and tyres, a feature that gave rise to the term 'wide body'. However, customers with no need for the 6.3's improved performance but who, nevertheless, appreciated the aggressive looks of the 'wide body', could order the package's cosmetic items in isolation. Aston Martin themselves recognised this demand, building several Volantes to 'cosmetic wide body' specification, the car offered here being one such. First registered in 1995, this rare Wide Body Volante is in excellent condition throughout, and the Midnight Blue coachwork is beautifully complemented by the Parchment hide upholstery with dark blue piping and new Dark Blue carpets. It is evident that much care and attention has been lavished upon this magnificent car. Our vendor, a discerning collector, has recently commissioned various remedial works, including new brake discs and pads, a new radiator, the huge OZ split-rim wheels have been professionally refurbished and polished, and the powered roof has been serviced and set up, Prior to the sale it has benefitted from an oil service and fresh MoT. There are receipts for all of this work, along with the car's service history, in the extensive owner's file.This is a truly elegant Volante with the 'widebody' additions giving it a more purposeful stance. Produced in tiny numbers, its rarity and desirability will ensure that it remains collectable and sought-after for years to come.

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1991 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

1991 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

Lot # 816 (Sale Order: 16 of 63)      

• Number 216 of just 284 UK right-hand drive Lotus Carltons and showing a warranted 32,000 miles• Presented with an extensive history file collated by just three owners, the current since 2009• Offered from the private collection of a Vauxhall dealership group chairman• Correctly stored, lightly used and maintained in-house at our vendor's Vauxhall workshop• Included in the sale is the rare book 'Making of the Lotus Carlton' by Ian Adcock • Magazine featured, meticulously maintained and an impeccable provenance.The legendary Lotus Carlton is the kind of car that comes along once in a generation. At a time when really fast four-door saloons were the preserve of BMW and Mercedes, this Vauxhall (Opel) derived super saloon arrived on the scene demolishing the opposition. Oddly, it wasn't its huge performance or masculine good looks that created the most fuss, but the fact that the Daily Mail was so outraged by its stated top speed of 176mph, that it declared it too fast for British roads. Of course, the Lotus Carlton - or Type 104 to Lotus aficionados - was nothing of the sort, and although it shared its major components with a mainstream executive car, its level of development across every aspect of automotive dynamics had resulted in a truly special performance car.It was powered by a twin-turbo version of the venerable straight-six used in the range topping Senator, which developed a remarkable 377bhp. To achieve that figure, Lotus had put a lot of work into the 3.6-litre power unit, uprating and strengthening the bottom end, porting the 24-valve cylinder head (from the Carlton GSI), and fitting forged 'slipper pistons' made by Mahle atop new Lotus-designed connecting rods tied to a counterweighted, forged steel crankshaft. The gearbox was the same six-speeder used in the Corvette ZR-1, the only transmission in GM's parts bin, capable of handling the car's monster torque. AP Group-C derived brakes - four-pot calipers with 330mm ventilated discs at the front and two-pot at the rear - sat behind specially developed Goodyear tyres.Number 216 was first registered as one of just 284 right-hand drive Lotus Carltons to the first owner's company, prior to being transferred to him personally, between the two totalling some sixteen years of ownership. The second owner kept the car for a further two years until it was purchased by our vendor in 2009 and became the cornerstone of his extensive and important Vauxhall collection. He is the Chairman of a Vauxhall Dealership group in South Wales and has correctly stored #216 together with his other noted Vauxhalls and Opels. Naturally, it has been diligently maintained by his own technicians, the car does belong to the boss after all.The car featured prominently in an eight-page article for Total Vauxhall in 2013, where our vendor's personal and professional passion for all things Vauxhall came to the fore. The history file includes a fully stamped service book that warrants the mileage of some 32,000 and included in the sale are the original Lotus Owners Handbook pack in its Green Leather Binder, two keys, the Lotus workshop manual, fitted Clifford Alarm system and remote, the very rare limited-edition Ian Adcock hard-back book 'The Making of the Lotus Carlton', various old M0Ts, and extensive maintenance invoices and receipts.With its gleaming Amazonian Green paintwork and superb black leather interior, the Carlton is presented to auction with an MoT until March 2019 and a fresh service by our vendor's Vauxhall workshop. As one of the rarest fast saloons of the period, this important car has good driver's mileage and an impeccable provenance.

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1993 Mercedes-Benz SL 600

1993 Mercedes-Benz SL 600

Lot # 817 (Sale Order: 17 of 63)      

Formerly the property of The Sultan of Brunei Royal FamilyJust 10,981 km from newFreshly serviced by Mercedes Lancaster SouthendUK import taxes paid From an established lineage of beautiful Mercedes-Benz SLs, the R129 range was introduced in 1989 and continued the company's tradition of fast and reliable 'grand touring' convertibles. Joining the range in 1993 the 600SL was naturally the flagship and featured the company's ultra-smooth, 6.0-litre V12 engine that generated an impressive 389bhp. The SL600 was a fuss-free, fully equipped, luxury sports car that was more expensive, and quicker (!) than the Ferrari 348 of the day. Finished in 'triple-black', this right-hand drive SL was formerly the property of the Sultan of Brunei Royal Family. This V12 has certainly not been overworked during the last 25 years with an odometer reading of 10,981km (6,863 miles), indeed the service book shows that from its PDI in June 1993 to its service in April 1997 it had covered just 332km. The NOVA documentation shows that the car was imported into the UK in January 2018 and UK Registration has been applied for and hopefully will be completed prior to the sale.A full service was carried out in June 2018 by Mercedes Lancaster Southend and the MoT expires in January 2019. The SL600 is a rare car and encapsulates pure Mercedes-Benz V12 engineering from the nineties. With its Royal connections and a mileagethat any collector would be drawn to, this classic SL may well be a shrewd investment..

Formerly the property of The Sultan of Brunei Royal FamilyJust 10,981 km from newFreshly serviced by Mercedes Lancaster SouthendUK import taxes paid From an established l...moreineage of beautiful Mercedes-Benz SLs, the R129 range was introduced in 1989 and continued the company's tradition of fast and reliable 'grand touring' convertibles. Joining the range in 1993 the 600SL was naturally the flagship and featured the company's ultra-smooth, 6.0-litre V12 engine that generated an impressive 389bhp. The SL600 was a fuss-free, fully equipped, luxury sports car that was more expensive, and quicker (!) than the Ferrari 348 of the day. Finished in 'triple-black', this right-hand drive SL was formerly the property of the Sultan of Brunei Royal Family. This V12 has certainly not been overworked during the last 25 years with an odometer reading of 10,981km (6,863 miles), indeed the service book shows that from its PDI in June 1993 to its service in April 1997 it had covered just 332km. The NOVA documentation shows that the car was imported into the UK in January 2018 and UK Registration has been applied for and hopefully will be completed prior to the sale.A full service was carried out in June 2018 by Mercedes Lancaster Southend and the MoT expires in January 2019. The SL600 is a rare car and encapsulates pure Mercedes-Benz V12 engineering from the nineties. With its Royal connections and a mileagethat any collector would be drawn to, this classic SL may well be a shrewd investment..

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1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Right-Hand Drive

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Right-Hand Drive

Lot # 818 (Sale Order: 18 of 63)      

One of just 562 right-hand drive cars delivered new to the UKExpertly restored between 1999 to 2001 by our vendor's own Mercedes-Benz approved workshopRetaining many original items such as the clock and steering wheelAn extensive history file with a photographic record of the restorationThe odometer reading shows some 65,000 miles. Offered with a fresh MOT Introduced in 1954 as a two-seat coupé with distinctive gull-wing doors, and later offered as an open roadster, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL was the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer and the fastest production car of its day. Hugely successful in Europe and across the pond, coupé and roadster production topped out at 3,258 cars. Its successor, the 190 SL, combined superb build quality with understated styling and a not insignificant 104bhp from the 1.9-litre four stroke engine. 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. Unsurprisingly most of the 26,000 units were sold to the North American market and just some 562 were made in right-hand drive for the UK market, with only 150 coming to these shores in 1960.Believed first registered to the car's first owner in the Isle of Man as '591 COL' in 1960, this delightful right-hand drive example was to spend some two years in California in the care of a Dr Freeman of California. The car was repatriated on the 10th October 1991 and registered JSK 381, the plate it wears today. Offered in part exchange at a local Mercedes-Benz main dealer it was bought by our vendor as a gift for his father in 1999. The car required restoration and, as our vendor owned the Mercedes-Benz approved Chandler Stewart Bodyshop Group, a sympathetic restoration was undertaken with care and precision.Many original parts were re-conditioned and official Mercedes-Benz parts were sourced where required. The bodywork was lead-loaded where needed and finished in the delightful period colour of Ivory, a creamy white that really suits older Mercedes, complemented by a red interior and dark red mohair hood. The Mercedes-Benz data card has been requested to confirm original colours and matching numbers and should be available in time for the auction.We at Silverstone Auctions know these little 190 SLs very well and it's a pleasure to offer one of the finest right-hand drive cars on the market. Presented to auction with a history file containing numerous receipts, extensive photographs of the restoration, older MOTs, a 190 SL Owners Manual, dealer-issue parts book, bills for recent works, and a fresh MOT. The odometer reads some 65,000 miles but that is largely immaterial in a car of this age and so well restored.

One of just 562 right-hand drive cars delivered new to the UKExpertly restored between 1999 to 2001 by our vendor's own Mercedes-Benz approved workshopRetaining many orig...moreinal items such as the clock and steering wheelAn extensive history file with a photographic record of the restorationThe odometer reading shows some 65,000 miles. Offered with a fresh MOT Introduced in 1954 as a two-seat coupé with distinctive gull-wing doors, and later offered as an open roadster, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL was the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer and the fastest production car of its day. Hugely successful in Europe and across the pond, coupé and roadster production topped out at 3,258 cars. Its successor, the 190 SL, combined superb build quality with understated styling and a not insignificant 104bhp from the 1.9-litre four stroke engine. 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. Unsurprisingly most of the 26,000 units were sold to the North American market and just some 562 were made in right-hand drive for the UK market, with only 150 coming to these shores in 1960.Believed first registered to the car's first owner in the Isle of Man as '591 COL' in 1960, this delightful right-hand drive example was to spend some two years in California in the care of a Dr Freeman of California. The car was repatriated on the 10th October 1991 and registered JSK 381, the plate it wears today. Offered in part exchange at a local Mercedes-Benz main dealer it was bought by our vendor as a gift for his father in 1999. The car required restoration and, as our vendor owned the Mercedes-Benz approved Chandler Stewart Bodyshop Group, a sympathetic restoration was undertaken with care and precision.Many original parts were re-conditioned and official Mercedes-Benz parts were sourced where required. The bodywork was lead-loaded where needed and finished in the delightful period colour of Ivory, a creamy white that really suits older Mercedes, complemented by a red interior and dark red mohair hood. The Mercedes-Benz data card has been requested to confirm original colours and matching numbers and should be available in time for the auction.We at Silverstone Auctions know these little 190 SLs very well and it's a pleasure to offer one of the finest right-hand drive cars on the market. Presented to auction with a history file containing numerous receipts, extensive photographs of the restoration, older MOTs, a 190 SL Owners Manual, dealer-issue parts book, bills for recent works, and a fresh MOT. The odometer reads some 65,000 miles but that is largely immaterial in a car of this age and so well restored.

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1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth - 19,000 miles

1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth - 19,000 miles

Lot # 819 (Sale Order: 19 of 63)      

Number 296 of 500 with 19,657 verifiable milesGenuine and unmolested conditionContinuous service history and original booksThe most revered of all Cosworth cars... the legendary RS500 The original Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was the first Ford to wear the Cosworth badge and was presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1985. It was introduced as a means of homologating the Sierra for 'Group A' Touring Car racing, with a requirement that 5,000 cars were built and sold. Launched for sale in July 1986, and based on the three-door Sierra body-shell, it was designed by Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and was powered by a Cosworth-designed 2.0-litre turbo engine of now legendary repute. At this time, the Sierra Cosworth was a new kind of performance car - a 'blue-collar hero' able to humble true sports cars!In total 5,545 cars were produced - of which 500 were sent to Aston Martin Tickford for conversion to the Sierra 'RS500 Cosworth'. If the RS Cosworth was a homologation car, the RS500 was an evolution special. Once Ford had built the requisite 5,000 RS Cosworths, Group A rules allowed an upgraded 'evolution' model to be launched. This could carry changes focused on improving its racing potential, provided Ford sold 10% of the original number as road cars, hence the 500. The RS500 was announced in July 1987 and had a mechanically uprated Cosworth engine (more similar to the one to be used in competition), with power boosted to 224bhp, upgraded brakes, modified bodywork and the caché of being hand-assembled - the RS500 really is the ultimate 1980's Fast Ford! Indeed, during the model's 30th anniversary year in 2017, the RS500 was named the 'Ultimate Cosworth' by one of the UK's biggest one-make car shows.The car presented here is a 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth, build number 296 (out of 500), which has covered just 19,657 miles from new. This very special example, having exceptionally low and verifiable mileage, has changed hands but has only been registered by one keeper, and is in completely standard and unrestored condition. The car was supplied new via 'New English (Ford)' of Poole in Dorset on the 30th September 1987 to a Mr Gordon Nash of nearby Ferndown. He returned the car to their workshops for servicing at the correct intervals up to 6,125 miles, then utilising the skills of 'Hendy Ford' of Bournemouth between 6,997 miles and 16,644 miles for regular servicing. Mr Nash must have been suitably impressed with their work because in July 1996 he entrusted the car to 'Hendy Ford Motorsport', whereby it received not only a full service (including cam-belt), but also a new exhaust system and an approved 'Performance Package' which included F1 Injectors, Group-A Actuator, chip and 3-Bar Map sensor hardware. Reassuringly, this not inexpensive (£2,857) procedure was carried out by the best-in-the-business and was considered at the time one of the most legitimate/acceptable/tasteful upgrade routes available for these extremely well-engineered performance cars. This expenditure still only meant Mr Nash used the car sparingly though, selling it to a private collector on the 4th February 1999 with only 19,427 miles. Due to the standard of the car, it formed part of the new owner's private collection for over 17 years, being kept in a heated showroom and started/moved around on a regular basis. On the 14th June 2004 (at 19,589 miles) the car was entrusted to RS specialists 'Tremona Garage' of Southampton for another full service (including cam-belt), plus the fitting of a standard ECU, map sensor, and actuator, ensuring the car was now as original as possible. On the 13th May 2016, (still at 19,632 miles), the car benefited from another full service (including cam-belt) and health check carried out again by 'Tremona Garage'.In July 2016 our vendor, himself a real enthusiast with an impressive and discerning car collection, purchased the RS as he had 'never seen a better one''. He too has ensured the car has been well-kept, and the mileage collector-quality low, still at only 19,657 miles. Due to a change in circumstances, he is regretfully now selling his most-prized RS500, which has had a recent service.The car's overall condition is wholly commensurate with its low mileage and careful ownership and it is supplied with the original service book, handbooks/manuals, old MoT Certificates (to help corroborate the mileage), the original purchase invoice, details of the performance upgrades, and correspondence from the RS500 Register.Silverstone Auctions have been privileged to sell just a handful of RS500s with this sort of low mileage and provenance, always attracting much attention, and with good reason, as the mix is so potent. This is an extremely rare and highly revered model that epitomises the era, enjoys a dedicated following and has a formidable motorsport legacy - all being vital factors which won't diminish over time. This lovely Cosworth is in the sort of condition that only come

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1970 Porsche 911 RS Evocation

1970 Porsche 911 RS Evocation

Lot # 820 (Sale Order: 20 of 63)      

A superb recreation of the legendary 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7Originally suppliedin right-hand drive to Australia where it remained until 2016Fitted with a later 3.2 Carrera engine and gearbox. Revised later suspension and uprated brakesNow offered directly from a UK finance house at a very realistic guide price The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that this car was originally a 911E supplied new to the Australian market as a right-hand drive car in 1970, which suggests that having lived in thatprimarily dry climate from 1970 to 2016, the bodyshell is likely to be in extremely good order with no signs of rust or deterioration.In 2010/11 the car was professionally rebuilt as an homage to the original 911 RS of 1973. The company stripped the shell back to bare metal and rebuilt it, with no shortcuts taken, to reproduce an authentic RS bodyshell to an extremely high standard. They then sourced and fitted a later 3.2 Carrera engine and gearbox and revised later suspension and brakes to easily handle this increase in power and performance. The bills on file suggest this work cost in excess of £100,000 at the time.The car was imported to the UK in 2016 and then offered for sale by a specialist Porsche dealer and sold for £125,000. That clearly indicates the quality of this work and how well this car actually presents in the metal.Offered from a respected UK funder, this car has recently been repossessed and is now offered directly from the UK finance house at a very realistic guide price, in fact, half of what it was sold for just two years ago.Everyone loves the original 2.7RS and this wonderful tribute looks and drives exceptionally well, and offers outstanding value in the Sale today.

A superb recreation of the legendary 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7Originally suppliedin right-hand drive to Australia where it remained until 2016Fitted with a later 3.2 Carrer...morea engine and gearbox. Revised later suspension and uprated brakesNow offered directly from a UK finance house at a very realistic guide price The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that this car was originally a 911E supplied new to the Australian market as a right-hand drive car in 1970, which suggests that having lived in thatprimarily dry climate from 1970 to 2016, the bodyshell is likely to be in extremely good order with no signs of rust or deterioration.In 2010/11 the car was professionally rebuilt as an homage to the original 911 RS of 1973. The company stripped the shell back to bare metal and rebuilt it, with no shortcuts taken, to reproduce an authentic RS bodyshell to an extremely high standard. They then sourced and fitted a later 3.2 Carrera engine and gearbox and revised later suspension and brakes to easily handle this increase in power and performance. The bills on file suggest this work cost in excess of £100,000 at the time.The car was imported to the UK in 2016 and then offered for sale by a specialist Porsche dealer and sold for £125,000. That clearly indicates the quality of this work and how well this car actually presents in the metal.Offered from a respected UK funder, this car has recently been repossessed and is now offered directly from the UK finance house at a very realistic guide price, in fact, half of what it was sold for just two years ago.Everyone loves the original 2.7RS and this wonderful tribute looks and drives exceptionally well, and offers outstanding value in the Sale today.

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1954 Aston Martin DB2/4

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4

Lot # 821 (Sale Order: 21 of 63)      

Restored over 20 years by a devoted Aston Martin enthusiast using expert services where requiredStunning bare-metal respray in Rolls Royce Peacock Blue with Dark Blue Leather interiorAccompanied by a history file stacked with invoices from specialists using genuine Aston Martin partsAlthough this example presents and performs extremely well, some final finishing touches would complete this project and certainly add value The Aston Martin DB2/4 was launched from Feltham in October 1953 and was offered as a sporting 2+2 hatchback or an open Drophead coupé. Although similar to the DB2 it replaced, changes included a smaller fuel tank, rear suspension upgrade, wraparound windscreen, larger bumpers, and repositioned headlights. A number of special bodied cars were also produced by Italian coachbuilders Carrozzeria Allemano, Bertone, and Vignale who were commissioned at special request by private clients. David Brown had purchased the Lagonda company a few years earlier, primarily to obtain the W.O.Bentley designed, double overhead camshaft straight six, which he wanted as a replacement for the ageing Claude Hill four-cylinder unit. He knew success in motorsport would benefit sales, and used the 2.6-litre, six-cylinder unit to power the works DB2s which were campaigned at Le Mans and across Europe throughout the early 1950s.The DB2/4 engine (VB6J) was initially tuned to 125bhp, propelling the car to 120mph and 0-60mph in 11.2 seconds. However, in the summer of 1954, the capacity was increased from 2,580cc to 2,992cc, which raised power to 140bhp at 5,000rpm and reduced the 0-60mph time to 10 seconds dead. The Autocar described the DB2/4 in October 1953 as: "an expensive car designed to cater for the connoisseur of sports cars who is not limited by financial considerations.... a car of rare quality, unusual performance, exceptional roadworthiness and unrivalled versatility." - a description that, I suspect, Aston Martin would be proud to have applied to any of their current models.A copy of the original purchase invoice shows that chassis number LML/849 had been delivered to J.F Holman, Holman Bros LTD on 27.11.54, body colour Sea Green with a beige leather interior. Purchased as a restoration project by our vendor in 1990, the car looked solid but had, sadly, been fitted with an American V8, so the first step, in what turned out to be a 20-year restoration, was to source a correct 2.6-litre VB6J power unit. This was duly accomplished,the old V8 quickly extracted, the engine bay fully prepared, and once the new engine (LB6A/50/464) had been fully rebuilt it was carefully installed in WPA 595. The Aston was completely stripped down to bare components and reassembled using genuine Aston Martin parts where possible and lots of photographs in the history file document the entire process. Where necessary, specialists were used to carry out work such as the engine and drive train rebuild, steering box refurbishment, interior retrim in Dark Blue leather, and a complete body repaint In Rolls-Royce Peacock Blue, all backed up by detailed invoices. The restoration was a gradual process over twenty years as finances permitted, however, our vendor is no longer in the best of health and there are one or two minor jobs to finish so the time has come to part with his beloved Aston.On test this handsome DB2/4 fired into life with one press of the starter button, the eager sounding 6-cylinder feels keen and ready to perform, and overall the car feels tight and fresh as you would expect from a ground-up rebuild. This example offers an opportunity to enjoy the car as is, or add some final finishing touches and potentially add value. Timeless classic lines, sporting performance, even by today's standards, and predictable sure-footed handling mean that these post-war Astons continue to be desirable. With DB4s and 5s out of reach financially, the 2/4 has the same 'Aston' feel, smell, and cachet at a fraction of the price.Contact us for further details and follow this link to see a short video clip;https://youtu.be/LIu4alLH4sI

Restored over 20 years by a devoted Aston Martin enthusiast using expert services where requiredStunning bare-metal respray in Rolls Royce Peacock Blue with Dark Blue Lea...morether interiorAccompanied by a history file stacked with invoices from specialists using genuine Aston Martin partsAlthough this example presents and performs extremely well, some final finishing touches would complete this project and certainly add value The Aston Martin DB2/4 was launched from Feltham in October 1953 and was offered as a sporting 2+2 hatchback or an open Drophead coupé. Although similar to the DB2 it replaced, changes included a smaller fuel tank, rear suspension upgrade, wraparound windscreen, larger bumpers, and repositioned headlights. A number of special bodied cars were also produced by Italian coachbuilders Carrozzeria Allemano, Bertone, and Vignale who were commissioned at special request by private clients. David Brown had purchased the Lagonda company a few years earlier, primarily to obtain the W.O.Bentley designed, double overhead camshaft straight six, which he wanted as a replacement for the ageing Claude Hill four-cylinder unit. He knew success in motorsport would benefit sales, and used the 2.6-litre, six-cylinder unit to power the works DB2s which were campaigned at Le Mans and across Europe throughout the early 1950s.The DB2/4 engine (VB6J) was initially tuned to 125bhp, propelling the car to 120mph and 0-60mph in 11.2 seconds. However, in the summer of 1954, the capacity was increased from 2,580cc to 2,992cc, which raised power to 140bhp at 5,000rpm and reduced the 0-60mph time to 10 seconds dead. The Autocar described the DB2/4 in October 1953 as: "an expensive car designed to cater for the connoisseur of sports cars who is not limited by financial considerations.... a car of rare quality, unusual performance, exceptional roadworthiness and unrivalled versatility." - a description that, I suspect, Aston Martin would be proud to have applied to any of their current models.A copy of the original purchase invoice shows that chassis number LML/849 had been delivered to J.F Holman, Holman Bros LTD on 27.11.54, body colour Sea Green with a beige leather interior. Purchased as a restoration project by our vendor in 1990, the car looked solid but had, sadly, been fitted with an American V8, so the first step, in what turned out to be a 20-year restoration, was to source a correct 2.6-litre VB6J power unit. This was duly accomplished,the old V8 quickly extracted, the engine bay fully prepared, and once the new engine (LB6A/50/464) had been fully rebuilt it was carefully installed in WPA 595. The Aston was completely stripped down to bare components and reassembled using genuine Aston Martin parts where possible and lots of photographs in the history file document the entire process. Where necessary, specialists were used to carry out work such as the engine and drive train rebuild, steering box refurbishment, interior retrim in Dark Blue leather, and a complete body repaint In Rolls-Royce Peacock Blue, all backed up by detailed invoices. The restoration was a gradual process over twenty years as finances permitted, however, our vendor is no longer in the best of health and there are one or two minor jobs to finish so the time has come to part with his beloved Aston.On test this handsome DB2/4 fired into life with one press of the starter button, the eager sounding 6-cylinder feels keen and ready to perform, and overall the car feels tight and fresh as you would expect from a ground-up rebuild. This example offers an opportunity to enjoy the car as is, or add some final finishing touches and potentially add value. Timeless classic lines, sporting performance, even by today's standards, and predictable sure-footed handling mean that these post-war Astons continue to be desirable. With DB4s and 5s out of reach financially, the 2/4 has the same 'Aston' feel, smell, and cachet at a fraction of the price.Contact us for further details and follow this link to see a short video clip;https://youtu.be/LIu4alLH4sI

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1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

Lot # 822 (Sale Order: 22 of 63)      

Superb, left-hand drive 250, sparkling after a complete restorationRepainted from bare metal, new panels where necessary, newfloorpan, full engine rebuild, and gearbox check and serviceAll wood on the dashboard refurbished. Original leather interior professionally restored. New factory soft topCar drives well. History file with all bills and photographs. Really lovely 'Pagoda' Introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113SL series is a two-seater Mercedes-Benz convertible roadster with the distinctive concave hard top which led to their nickname of "Pagoda". All models featured an inline 6-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection and the cubic capacity indicated by the number preceding the SL badge.The 250SL, as offered here, was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Show and only produced for one year, making it the rarest of the W113 series cars. The new 2.5 engine was very smooth and the chassis also gained stiffer suspension and improved agility. Braking was improved by fitting discs all round for the first time and the range distance was improved by a larger fuel tank capacity.This left-hand drive car is fresh from a complete restoration. Imported by our private vendor a few years ago from the USA, the car has just been thoroughly restored and repainted from bare metal with all bills available in the car's history file. The work was finished this year and the SL is now ready to be enjoyed without the workload or expense of getting it done yourself. The work at a Mercedes-Benz specialist included new panels where necessary, a new floorpan, new factory soft top, a full engine rebuild, gearbox check and service, all wood on the dashboard refurbished, and the original leather interior professionally restored.The car drives well, has a history file with all bills and photographs of the work carried out, and looks extremely smart in its original colour scheme of Silver with a Black factory hard top.Sensibly priced, at a fraction of the costs incurred, this classic little Pagoda offers extremely good value for money and lots of summer fun!

Superb, left-hand drive 250, sparkling after a complete restorationRepainted from bare metal, new panels where necessary, newfloorpan, full engine rebuild, and gearbox ch...moreeck and serviceAll wood on the dashboard refurbished. Original leather interior professionally restored. New factory soft topCar drives well. History file with all bills and photographs. Really lovely 'Pagoda' Introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113SL series is a two-seater Mercedes-Benz convertible roadster with the distinctive concave hard top which led to their nickname of "Pagoda". All models featured an inline 6-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection and the cubic capacity indicated by the number preceding the SL badge.The 250SL, as offered here, was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Show and only produced for one year, making it the rarest of the W113 series cars. The new 2.5 engine was very smooth and the chassis also gained stiffer suspension and improved agility. Braking was improved by fitting discs all round for the first time and the range distance was improved by a larger fuel tank capacity.This left-hand drive car is fresh from a complete restoration. Imported by our private vendor a few years ago from the USA, the car has just been thoroughly restored and repainted from bare metal with all bills available in the car's history file. The work was finished this year and the SL is now ready to be enjoyed without the workload or expense of getting it done yourself. The work at a Mercedes-Benz specialist included new panels where necessary, a new floorpan, new factory soft top, a full engine rebuild, gearbox check and service, all wood on the dashboard refurbished, and the original leather interior professionally restored.The car drives well, has a history file with all bills and photographs of the work carried out, and looks extremely smart in its original colour scheme of Silver with a Black factory hard top.Sensibly priced, at a fraction of the costs incurred, this classic little Pagoda offers extremely good value for money and lots of summer fun!

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1980 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 'Rinspeed R69'

1980 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 'Rinspeed R69'

Lot # 823 (Sale Order: 23 of 63)      

Purchased from JCT in 1980, and used by the original owner and his family to cover the genuine 69,000 milesEntrusted to Rinspeed AG of Switzerland in 1983 for a full 'Turbo Body and Wheels' conversionRepainted and finished in the company's distinctive Pearl White with colour-coded, ultra-wide, Gotti split-rim alloysMaintained and serviced by Porsche dealers from new. Comprehensive history with all invoices and service recordsRecently brought out of ten year's secure storage by JCT and fully recommissioned at a cost of over £11,000Currently being professionally repainted in Pearl White. The original, check-cloth and leather, the interior is in immaculate conditionRegistration number FCX 18 will remain with the car In the same way that the Morris Minor, VW Beetle, and Fiat 500 will always be associated with the 1950s, and the Mini, Jaguar E-Type and Lotus Cortina are synonymous with the 'Swinging Sixties', the poster-boys of the late 1970s were undoubtedly the Lamborghini Countach and the Porsche Turbo. The 911 (930) Turbo was aspirational from the day it was introduced in 1975 and remained desirable until it was replaced by the 964 in 1990. I imagine that anyone in a position to buy a new Turbo would feel pretty pleased with themselves, however, there are always one or two individuals who feel the need to take things just that bit further. One such was Bruce Aspinall, who was perhaps best known for introducing all-wool 'Berber' carpets to the UK, marketed under the brand name 'Rusticana'. The product was well received and his company, Aspinall Brothers, flourished during the late seventies. In early 1980, he was discussing the choice of his next car with the sales team at JCT Porsche in Leeds and it was suggested that he may like to consider their 930 Turbo demonstrator which had only covered around 75 miles. After a test drive, the deal was done and he took delivery of the Turbo in February 1980.All was going well and he was enjoying his top-of-the-range Porsche until one day his attention was drawn to the 'Rinspeed 969'-930 Turbo. Founded in Switzerland by Frank Rinderknecht in 1979, Rinspeed quickly carved out a reputation for producing dramatic concept cars for the annual Geneva Motor Show. However, in the early eighties, Rinspeed's stock in trade was turning out "outrageously modified cars for the massively wealthy" and he created a whole range of mental 911-based machines of which this, the Rinspeed Porsche 969, was the pinnacle.The 969 (later R69) started life as a standard 911 Turbo and Rinderknecht's starting point when he restyled the car was the pop-up headlight units from the Porsche 944. That car's squared-off look was carried through to its logical conclusion: a completely new nose was added along with massive, straked side intakes, an extended rear deck built around the lights, and the rear panel from that 944. Contrary to popular belief, the side strakes were not copied from the Ferrari Testa Rossa as the early Rinspeed cars were being built two years before the Ferrari was unveiled in 1984.So in early 1983, Mr Aspinall's Turbo was sent over to Rinspeed for a full Rinspeed Turbo Body and wheels conversion, when it was also repainted and finished in the unmistakable Rinspeed Pearl White with colour-coded, ultra wide, Gotti split-rim alloy wheels. Upon completion, the car was used as a show car for the Geneva Motor Show before returning to be used by Bruce right up until his death in 2011. Ownership had been transferred to his company shortly after first registration but the car was used by Bruce alone from new, however, after his passing, it was re-registered in his wife's name, as on the log book now, so the number of owners showing is three after JCT (Mr Aspinall, his company, and Mrs Aspinall).The car then sat in his aircraft hanger beside his helicopter for several years until the decision was made to bring it out of storage and have it recommissioned. This was carried out by JCT at a cost of over £11,000, including all new fuel lines and fuel tank, new fuel pumps, engine studs replaced, turbo reconditioned, new brakes and lines etc. A Patrick Motorsport upgraded exhaust was also fitted at this time. Subsequently, they have just replaced the cam chain tensioners, fitted a new upgraded oil fed system and the engine has been fully checked and all cosmetics enhanced.The Rinspeed is fresh from a first-class respray in Rinspeed Pearl White, however, the interior was immaculate in its original check-cloth trim so was left undisturbed. The mileage is 69,000 substantiated by the many invoices for servicing and maintenance.This is a very rare 'time-warp' car from one family ownership, with a full Porsche history, and in superb condition. Its looks are certainly distinctive (two years before the Testa Rossa appeared) but it was a wild child of the eighties when 'auto-indulgence' (in fact indulgence in most things) was the norm. It's a very usable, completely refreshed, Porsche Turbo in a 'party-froc

Purchased from JCT in 1980, and used by the original owner and his family to cover the genuine 69,000 milesEntrusted to Rinspeed AG of Switzerland in 1983 for a full 'Tur...morebo Body and Wheels' conversionRepainted and finished in the company's distinctive Pearl White with colour-coded, ultra-wide, Gotti split-rim alloysMaintained and serviced by Porsche dealers from new. Comprehensive history with all invoices and service recordsRecently brought out of ten year's secure storage by JCT and fully recommissioned at a cost of over £11,000Currently being professionally repainted in Pearl White. The original, check-cloth and leather, the interior is in immaculate conditionRegistration number FCX 18 will remain with the car In the same way that the Morris Minor, VW Beetle, and Fiat 500 will always be associated with the 1950s, and the Mini, Jaguar E-Type and Lotus Cortina are synonymous with the 'Swinging Sixties', the poster-boys of the late 1970s were undoubtedly the Lamborghini Countach and the Porsche Turbo. The 911 (930) Turbo was aspirational from the day it was introduced in 1975 and remained desirable until it was replaced by the 964 in 1990. I imagine that anyone in a position to buy a new Turbo would feel pretty pleased with themselves, however, there are always one or two individuals who feel the need to take things just that bit further. One such was Bruce Aspinall, who was perhaps best known for introducing all-wool 'Berber' carpets to the UK, marketed under the brand name 'Rusticana'. The product was well received and his company, Aspinall Brothers, flourished during the late seventies. In early 1980, he was discussing the choice of his next car with the sales team at JCT Porsche in Leeds and it was suggested that he may like to consider their 930 Turbo demonstrator which had only covered around 75 miles. After a test drive, the deal was done and he took delivery of the Turbo in February 1980.All was going well and he was enjoying his top-of-the-range Porsche until one day his attention was drawn to the 'Rinspeed 969'-930 Turbo. Founded in Switzerland by Frank Rinderknecht in 1979, Rinspeed quickly carved out a reputation for producing dramatic concept cars for the annual Geneva Motor Show. However, in the early eighties, Rinspeed's stock in trade was turning out "outrageously modified cars for the massively wealthy" and he created a whole range of mental 911-based machines of which this, the Rinspeed Porsche 969, was the pinnacle.The 969 (later R69) started life as a standard 911 Turbo and Rinderknecht's starting point when he restyled the car was the pop-up headlight units from the Porsche 944. That car's squared-off look was carried through to its logical conclusion: a completely new nose was added along with massive, straked side intakes, an extended rear deck built around the lights, and the rear panel from that 944. Contrary to popular belief, the side strakes were not copied from the Ferrari Testa Rossa as the early Rinspeed cars were being built two years before the Ferrari was unveiled in 1984.So in early 1983, Mr Aspinall's Turbo was sent over to Rinspeed for a full Rinspeed Turbo Body and wheels conversion, when it was also repainted and finished in the unmistakable Rinspeed Pearl White with colour-coded, ultra wide, Gotti split-rim alloy wheels. Upon completion, the car was used as a show car for the Geneva Motor Show before returning to be used by Bruce right up until his death in 2011. Ownership had been transferred to his company shortly after first registration but the car was used by Bruce alone from new, however, after his passing, it was re-registered in his wife's name, as on the log book now, so the number of owners showing is three after JCT (Mr Aspinall, his company, and Mrs Aspinall).The car then sat in his aircraft hanger beside his helicopter for several years until the decision was made to bring it out of storage and have it recommissioned. This was carried out by JCT at a cost of over £11,000, including all new fuel lines and fuel tank, new fuel pumps, engine studs replaced, turbo reconditioned, new brakes and lines etc. A Patrick Motorsport upgraded exhaust was also fitted at this time. Subsequently, they have just replaced the cam chain tensioners, fitted a new upgraded oil fed system and the engine has been fully checked and all cosmetics enhanced.The Rinspeed is fresh from a first-class respray in Rinspeed Pearl White, however, the interior was immaculate in its original check-cloth trim so was left undisturbed. The mileage is 69,000 substantiated by the many invoices for servicing and maintenance.This is a very rare 'time-warp' car from one family ownership, with a full Porsche history, and in superb condition. Its looks are certainly distinctive (two years before the Testa Rossa appeared) but it was a wild child of the eighties when 'auto-indulgence' (in fact indulgence in most things) was the norm. It's a very usable, completely refreshed, Porsche Turbo in a 'party-froc

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2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 SVT

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 SVT

Lot # 824 (Sale Order: 24 of 63)      

Left-hand drive. Just 12,600 miles from new. Two owners. Oxford White with twin Red stripesOctober 2017. Serviced by Bill Shepard, the only dedicated one-make Mustang Specialist dealer in the UK Lots of licensed Shelby upgrades. Impressive specification; See belowOffered at a very sensible guide price worthy of serious consideration. The name Shelby has long been synonymous with high-performance variants of the Ford Mustang and were built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1967 and Shelby Automotive from 1968 to 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby name was revived in 2007 for new high-performance versions of the Mustang but this time designed and built by Ford. This 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500 was dispatched from Ford's Special Vehicle Team in 2011 to the American Car Company's Fulham showroom and subsequently direct to its first owner with delivery miles only, prior to being registered with the DVLA on the 22ndJune 2011.This very special incarnation of the modern Mustang sports a Barton Industries GT500 Short-Throw Shifter with a 'Stock-Shift' gear knob adapter and Velgen Classic alloy wheels in Satin Bronze. Other mechanical and suspension upgrades include:Shelby GT500 Super Snake Quarter Window ScoopsSupercharger Pulley underdrive kit with Custom Tune.JLT 127mm Carbon Fibre Big Air intake.BMR Mustang Billet Lower Control Arms BMR-ACA004 with poly bushesBMR 05-2014 Mustang Bolt-in Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets (Black Hammertone)BMR 2011-2014 Mustang Upper Control Arm Mount (Black Hammertone)BMR 2011-2014 Mustang Adjustable Upper Control Arm with poly bushes (Black Hammertone)BMR 05-2014 Mustang Tubular Adjustable Panhard Rod with poly bushes (Black Hammertone)Eibach Mustang Sportline Lowering Springs (coupé)2011-2014 Shelby GT500 T304 3-inch Stainless Steel Performance ExhaustOur vendor sent this powerful motorcar to Bill Shepard in October last year to service and fully check over and the odometer is now reading 12,600 miles from new in the hands of its two owners. Offered at a very sensible guide price, this remarkable car offers serious 'bang for yourbuck' and is worthy of serious consideration.

Left-hand drive. Just 12,600 miles from new. Two owners. Oxford White with twin Red stripesOctober 2017. Serviced by Bill Shepard, the only dedicated one-make Mustang Spe...morecialist dealer in the UK Lots of licensed Shelby upgrades. Impressive specification; See belowOffered at a very sensible guide price worthy of serious consideration. The name Shelby has long been synonymous with high-performance variants of the Ford Mustang and were built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1967 and Shelby Automotive from 1968 to 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby name was revived in 2007 for new high-performance versions of the Mustang but this time designed and built by Ford. This 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500 was dispatched from Ford's Special Vehicle Team in 2011 to the American Car Company's Fulham showroom and subsequently direct to its first owner with delivery miles only, prior to being registered with the DVLA on the 22ndJune 2011.This very special incarnation of the modern Mustang sports a Barton Industries GT500 Short-Throw Shifter with a 'Stock-Shift' gear knob adapter and Velgen Classic alloy wheels in Satin Bronze. Other mechanical and suspension upgrades include:Shelby GT500 Super Snake Quarter Window ScoopsSupercharger Pulley underdrive kit with Custom Tune.JLT 127mm Carbon Fibre Big Air intake.BMR Mustang Billet Lower Control Arms BMR-ACA004 with poly bushesBMR 05-2014 Mustang Bolt-in Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets (Black Hammertone)BMR 2011-2014 Mustang Upper Control Arm Mount (Black Hammertone)BMR 2011-2014 Mustang Adjustable Upper Control Arm with poly bushes (Black Hammertone)BMR 05-2014 Mustang Tubular Adjustable Panhard Rod with poly bushes (Black Hammertone)Eibach Mustang Sportline Lowering Springs (coupé)2011-2014 Shelby GT500 T304 3-inch Stainless Steel Performance ExhaustOur vendor sent this powerful motorcar to Bill Shepard in October last year to service and fully check over and the odometer is now reading 12,600 miles from new in the hands of its two owners. Offered at a very sensible guide price, this remarkable car offers serious 'bang for yourbuck' and is worthy of serious consideration.

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