Under the bonnet you'll find the 3.2-litre 24-valve engine. Producing a hefty 338hp, it rockets the car from 0-60 in under five seconds. On first turn of the key the car springs to life with that addictive straight-six growl. Unsurprisingly the engine bay is very tidy indeed, with absolutely no modifications to be found. All plastics and components appear factory fresh, with all mechanicals in fine fettle.
The powerful 3.2-litre straight-six sounds great from first ignition, firing up with an intoxicating rasp through the stainless exhaust. The engine bay remains in extremely good order and features a brand new Geoff Steele carbon airbox, enhancing both the performance and sound of the car. The sought after six-speed manual gearbox remains feeling tight and precise, allowing the driver to shift through the gears with maximum control. The car will be supplied freshly serviced upon sale for the new keeper's peace of mind.
Under the bonnet is an orderly engine bay remaining in fine fettle. Powered by the peppy 2-litre BMW engine and mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox, this E30 makes for a great little cruiser. The gearbox operates smoothly and pulls through the gears with ease. A fresh oil service will be carried out upon sale for the new keeper's peace of mind.
Beneath the huge bonnet is an orderly engine bay in fine fettle. The power is supplied by a monstrous 5.5-litre twin-turbo V12 engine which produces a silky smooth 543bhp with 664 ft-lb of torque, launching the 2.7-tonne vehicle from 0-60mph in just 5.2 seconds. The 5-speed automatic gearbox performs well, changing through the gears effortlessly.
Under the bonnet you'll find the 2990cc inline-4. The engine bay itself is in remarkably good, clean order although given the car's detailed maintenance record this comes as no surprise. The Porsche has been serviced no less than eighteen times in its life to date, most recently at 92,200 miles in June last year. At this point the cambelt, water pump, and clutch were also replaced. Undoubtedly the 968 performs extremely well on test.
With a superb maintenance record the car is in excellent mechanical fettle. Lifting the rear lid reveals a wonderfully clean engine bay with all components retaining a youthful appearance. The car has almost always been looked after by Porsche or Porsche specialists and has fifteen stamps in the service book. The most recent service was carried out less than 3k miles ago, at 108,531 miles.
The 190 SL model name is derived from the car's 1897cc engine capacity. The straight-four unit produces 104hp and enables the car to reach speeds of well over 100mph. Lifting the bonnet of this example reveals a sound engine bay. There is a degree of patina to many of the components but nothing untoward to note. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox.
The 5.3-litre V12 idles smoothly and delivers power through the gears with ease. The driving experience is undeniably refined and is accompanied by a deep V12 murmur upon acceleration. Benefiting from a recent mechanical re-commissioning the XJS performs well, and has been freshly serviced for the new keeper's peace of mind.
Lifting the bonnet reveals the 4.2-litre FSI V8 power plant, which produces 444hp. The engine bay is absolutely spotless and presents as new. Equipped with the desirable sports exhaust, the RS4 erupts with a veritable V8 roar and sounds fantastic through the rev range. The car drives perfectly on test and rockets from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds, shifting seamlessly through each of the seven gears.
The vast engine bay appears in excellent condition under our studio lighting. The 3.2-litre V6 idles up to temperature nicely and punches out a respectable 228hp at 5600rpm. On closer inspection the under-bonnet components appear in great shape throughout, with nothing untoward to speak of for a car of this age. Despite its low mileage the SL boasts a good maintenance record, and so unsurprisingly remains in fine mechanical fettle. It will be sold freshly serviced.
Praised for its superior handling the Club Sport was named ‘Performance Car of the Year' in 1993 soon after its launch. Under the bonnet lies the 2990cc inline-4 engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine bay of this particular car remains extremely clean and tidy with no corrosion to any of the panels or components. Complete with a superb maintenance record the car appears in excellent mechanical fettle, performing extremely well on test.
With just 40k miles to its name the 5.3-litre V12 has led an easy life. Upon sale of the car it will receive a fresh service as peace of mind for the new owner. The engine bay is well preserved and is certainly consistent with a car having covered so few miles.
The Cortina is equipped with the original 1558cc DOHC inline-4 power plant. This Lotus/Ford engine is equipped with twin Weber carburettors, electrical fuel pump, and a wet sump. The four-speed synchromesh gearbox feels tight and precise to operate throughout the gears and rev range.
With just 34k miles to its name the 5.3-litre V12 remains in great mechanical fettle, and has just been freshly serviced. The engine bay is well preserved and is certainly consistent with a car having covered so few miles.
Removing the rear panel reveals a 2056cc Porsche 914 engine, which benefits from a CSP upright cooling conversion and produces approximately 130hp. It features a dry sumped oil system, twin Dellorto DRLA 40 carbs, a Mallory Unilite distributer and coil, sports camshaft, and a lightened crank. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a five-speed dogleg manual ‘box (also from a 914), along with a 911 clutch. The exhaust is stainless steel.
The 5.3-litre V12 starts first turn of the key and idles up to temperature nicely. The engine compartment appears in near pristine condition with all components displaying a factory-fresh finish. The spotless engine bay is most certainly consistent with a car having covered a mere 15k miles from new.
Opening the rear lid you'll find the engine bay in very good, clean order. The two-cylinder 499.5cc unit, which produces 22hp, runs well and idles nicely up to temperature. Brilliant in its simplicity the 500 certainly provides a gratifying driving experience.
Having covered a mere 18k miles from new the stock 3430cc straight-six remains in excellent mechanical order. Remaining dry stored for most of its life the engine bay has none of the usual corrosion issues associated with E24's on the inner wings and chassis rails. Since arriving at 4 Star the Observer has been treated to a full service including all fluids, filters, and plugs.
The densely packed engine bay area houses the vast 5.3-litre V12 powerplant. The engine itself remains in fine fettle, idling up to temperature with ease and smoothly powering through the gears as desired. Benefiting from a good maintenance record the car performs well on test.
The engine bay presents in good order, remaining clean and tidy. The rubbers and plastics maintain a healthy appearance and even the factory stickers are still intact. The 2.4-litre mechanical fuel injection (MFI) engine produces a glorious tone through the recently fitted stainless exhaust - the original is still present - and the five-speed box handles the 911's power perfectly through the gears. The car features an excellent history file and so it is clearly evident that it has always been well maintained.
Under the bonnet lies the magnificent 5-litre Mercedes Benz V8 engine, producing over 300hp and launching the SL to 60 mph in a swift 6.5 seconds. The SL is excellent mechanical condition, having always been maintained by either main dealers or Mercedes-approved specialists, most recently in September 2016 at 42,259 miles.
Under the large bonnet is an orderly engine bay in fine fettle. At the heart of this S-class is the 3.2-litre inline 6 powerplant, mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox producing returning a modest 23 mpg.