Pininfarina was the genius behind this front-engined masterpiece. The design was derived from the almost identical looking 365 GT4 2+2 (which itself was based on the famous Daytona). Production began in 1976, when Ferrari revealed its first car fitted with an automatic transmission, the 400, at the Paris Motor show of 1976. The GT version however took advantage of a five-speed all synchromesh transmission. Although the incorporation of an automatic transmission, and U.S. emissions compliance, indicate it may have been designed for the Americans market, no version of the 400 series was ever officially imported to the USA. Despite this, many have been brought to America as grey imports where the car enjoyed a limited popularity with movie stars such as Sammy Davis Jr. The interior was lavishly appointed with rich leather, fine wood and higher end carpet. The injection version followed with Bosch K-Jetronic under the bonnet. Today, its sleek Pininfarina-designed lines and relatively limited production numbers certainly give it classic status. Originally registered on 25th May 1984, this Ferrari has only had six keepers in its 32 years on the road. Purchased by the current owner in 201
The Honda CX series motorcycles were developed and released in the late 1970's with production ending in most markets by the mid 1980's. The design included innovative features and technologies that were uncommon or unused at the time such as liquid cooling, electric-only starting, low-maintenance shaft drive and modular wheels. The electronic ignition system was separate from the rest of the electrical system enabling the motorcycle to be push-started and ridden in case of a total electrical system failure. For the 1983 model year, the engine was increased to 673cc, together with an increase in power. This handsome motorcycle is rare, interesting and in very good condition. With only two previous keepers and owned by the current vendor since 2009, this example has only covered 32,000 miles from new. These 650 turbo Honda's are a delight to ride with a very smooth power delivery. The innovative technology on this machine is to be admired and you have to remind yourself this motorcycle is 33 years old; supplied with a V5C registration document.
Jaguar/Daimler refreshed its six-cylinder XJ saloon and Daimler Sovereign range in 1973 with the introduction of the XJ6 and Daimler Sovereign Series II. The new cars featured a sleeker new body shell which had a slimmer front grille, new front air intake below the bumper, new lights and a revised interior. At first, the short and long wheelbase versions were available, however all cars after 1975 carried the long wheelbase and were, once again, powered by the 4.2 litre, XJ unit. Presented in resplendent burgundy with contrasting beige leather hide, this beautiful example has been meticulously cared for by a fastidious owner who serviced all fluids weekly regardless of cost. Covering 750 motorway miles a week, the owner decided to opt for an expensive LPG conversion so that he could use his beloved XJ6 as a daily commute. With four recent new tyres and new stainless steel exhaust system, this series III could be considered one of the coolest motorway mile crunchers and is certainly more fun than Mr. Mondeo. The new owner may well wish to give the car a more relaxed lifestyle, however, which the smooth running XJ would suit perfectly. The vendor describes the car as an owner's dream
Bamby Cars are a British built marque of microcars produced in small numbers at Hull in the early 1980s. Bambys were designed and built by Alan Evans who manufactured a one-off replica of the Peel P50 which also served as a prototype for further production. This Bamby was registered on 3 rd September 1984 and has been used very little during its 32 years on British roads. These are rare and unusual vehicles with a 49cc Suzuki engine, electric start and exceedingly economical. We are advised B636 URH runs and drives as it should. Finished in blue and supplied with a V5C registration document.
All Bamby cars were three-wheelers with the single wheel at the rear. On the later models such as this , the brakes were hydraulic and two headlamps fitted replacing the single unit on early Bambys. The model was exhibited at the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1984, meeting with overall public approval but few were made and the final Bamby left the factory within a few months. This Bamby was registered on 26th, September 1984 and has only covered 2,613 miles from new. These are unusual vehicles bearing a strong resemblance to the Peel P50. With production of the Bamby in very low numbers (thought to be around 25 units), these are very rare and collectable microcars. Supplied with a V5C registration document and offered without reserve.
The Ford Capri was the Ford Mustang of Europe. A mind boggling array of options meant that the Capri could be whatever you wanted it to be; just like the Mustang. The Capri was, in fact, a far more varied animal than the Mustang with engines ranging from 1300cc to 3100cc as well as a myriad of trim specifications. It was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show and caused a sensation. For the 1982 model year, a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show called the 2.8 Injection. Power rose to a claimed 160PS giving a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range with the four-speed gearbox replaced with a five-speed unit early on and, at the same, in 1984, upgrading to the Capri Injection 'Special' using half leather seating and a limited slip differential. Externally, the car could easily be distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels, colour-coded grill and headlamp surrounds. This superb example must represent one of the best available; a rare original four speed example presented in gleaming new white coachwork with shark grey Carla check cloth interior. Having clearly been someone's pride and joy, the original in
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