This is a quite exceptional example of Fiat's iconic Coupe, one of the last made and one of my personal cars. It was registered on 1st November 2000 by the supplying dealer and then on the 11th November 2000 by its first ''real'' owner, an architect in Sheffield. He took exceptional care of his much loved coupe for the next 15 years until I bought it from him last year,a few years after he retired. I have a fondness for Fiat sports cars and had been looking for a really nice non turbo Coupe for some time so I was delighted to find this very well cared for car in outstanding,unmodified condition. I've used it very sparingly this year and have enjoyed every minute of driving it.The car has a completely full service book (15 stamps) from Fiat and specialist garages and has had the cambelt changed twice. It's clearly been cossetted and driven with great care during its 72000 mile life. Indeed I understand that it was always garaged and for most of its life only taxed and on the road between April and October. It's in exceptional condition mechanically and bodily and the interior is virtually unmarked. The MOT has no advisories and expires in May 2017. The car is HPI clear.There are loads of cheap (and probably nasty!) Coupes about, but this is a really lovely one for £4500! So if you're looking for one of the best examples available then this may be of interest.Please call me, Robin Whittaker, on 07860 726219 if you would like any more information or to make an appointment
This is a low mileage, matching number, MGB GT in extremely good original condition, having had only three owners from new.The car was manufactured in August 1973 and sold by Kenning Motor Group in April 1974 to its first owner, a local company in Rochester, Kent. In April 1976 ownership was transferred to the company Managing Director's wife, with whom it remained for the next thirty or so years before being taken off the road when she gave up driving and entered a nursing home. In 2011 the car was recommissioned, the paintwork professionally refreshed, and was subsequently purchased in March 2012 by the last owner. He kept the car fully MOT'd and in excellent order for the next four and a half years but only covered some 500 miles in that time.The Heritage Certificate confirms that the car retains its original engine and specification, with the exception of the headrests which have been removed at some point and blanking plugs fitted. The ignition barrel would appear to have been replaced but the same FS key fits both doors, the tailgate and the glove box. The interior of the car is completely original.The engine is quiet, smooth, and maintains excellent oil pressure. The transmission is also in excellent order with smooth power take up and gear changes, fully operational overdrive and no untoward noise or harshness. Brakes and suspension are also in very good order.The car has an MOT with no advisories which expires on 23rd August 2017,is HPI clear and is, of course, road
This lovely car really has to be seen to be appreciated.It was originally registered in Buckinghamshire on 13th September 1962 and retains its original registration number. DVLA records show six subsequent keepers, details of whom are set out in a search report included in the extensive history file.In 2009/10 a sympathetic restoration of the car's structure was undertaken in which the original colour, and the original suspension and braking systems were retained. In early 2012 it passed to another enthusiast owner who continued the restoration process over the next few years and brought the car to the condition it's in today. Whilst continuing to keep the basic originality of the car ( ride height, track, and brakes are all still as standard ) many improvements have been made to it's appearance and driveability. These included a complete new interior,12v conversion still charged by dynamo, LED dipping headlamps, period front and rear fog lights and reversing light, additional instrumentation, new recoil front and static lap rear seat belts, and a skilfully installed DAB radio/Cd/MP3 player tucked away in the glove box. All the new electrical equipment works as it should and the changes were made with skill and due regard to the car's originality, using high quality components throughout.The engine was replaced with a reconditioned 1192cc unit and the gearbox was fully reconditioned.The history file is substantial and includes invoices for many thousands of pounds from reputa
This is a lovely Mk1 MGB Roadster with overdrive and alloy bonnet in completely sound structural and cosmetic condition recently fitted with an Ivor Seale unleaded engine supplied by the MGOC. It was first registered on 18th February 1966 and is an original UK RHD car.In August 1990 a major structural restoration was undertaken by the M G Centre in Cardiff, mainly using original British Leyland supplied panels, with the entire refurbished bodyshell being repainted in the original light British Racing Green colour and Waxoyl treated where appropriate. The invoice for this work is in the car's history file. To the best of my knowledge this was the last time any structural or paint work was carried out. The interior is largely original though I would think that the leather seat covers are replacements, as is the Mota-Lita steering wheel.Earlier this year I had an Ivor Searle reconditioned full engine fitted (which is still under warranty),along with a complete new clutch. Numerous other new parts were fitted as necessary, including the rev counter, fuel guage, tank sender and voltage stabiliser, clutch master cylinder etc., and the radiator was re-cored.Wishing to run the new engine in I used the car for a while and it quickly became my ''classic of choice'' for the summer. In fact I travelled something over 1000 very enjoyable miles in it!So, what we have here is not a show car or recent restoration but an honest, sound and attractive car which is charming to own and drive and
Alloy wheels This a really pretty Herald 13/60 convertible (CV commission number) in a rare and striking colour which drives just as well as it looks.Completely solid throughout, the paintwork is very good, the interior is tidy and presentable and the car is in excellent mechanical order. The engine starts readily and runs smoothly with no smoke or untoward noises, the transmission is smooth and quiet and the brakes stop the car effectively. The chassis and floor are solid with no problems. It is fitted with inertia reel front seatbelts and lap belts in the rear.There is a small history file with receipts and invoices from the last period of ownership and details of previous owners. There are 21 MOTs in the file which support the total mileage of 104000 and the current MOT expires in July 2017 and has no advisories.This is a lovely little car which I bought (and registered) to use personally in the hope that I could share my interest in classics with my younger children but I'm afraid that their reaction has been somewhat less than enthusiastic !! It's ready to use and enjoy immediately,makes a great summer car ( if it ever stops raining!), and will give good service for many years to come.Please feel free to call me on 07860 726219 if you need any further information or to make an appointment to view the car.Thank you for looking.
This lovely Herald 13/60 was owned by one family in Derby from 1971 until 2005.In the late 1990s the car was subject to a full body off restoration, numerous photographs of which are present in the history file with a few examples being shown here. The result was a show standard car which was described by its owner at the time as concours and valued accordingly for insurance purposes.In 2005 the car was purchased by a gentleman in East Sussex who was obviously intent on keeping the car in first class condition and proceeded to recondition the engine and upgrade it for modern unleaded fuel. Again there are photographs in the history file relating to this work. Between 2005 and 2008 the car travelled over 6000 miles and was obviously being used and enjoyed.The car passed to its last owner in 2008 and appears to have remained largely unused, though with a number of services, for the next few years, travelling only around 500 miles in total.The current MOT expires on 15th December 2016 and has no advisory comments. I have, however, just fitted four new tyres as I felt that the existing tyres were unsuitable on grounds of their age. The history file contains 15 MOTs running from 1997 at 61027 miles to the current one issued in December 2015 at 74713 miles. The car remains in totally solid structural and body work condition, its mechanics are excellent and the interior is outstanding. The paintwork and engine ancillaries have a few superficial cosmetic blemishes which would appear
This lovely car was built on 10th March 1969 and is therefore from the first few months of TR6 production. It was despatched to a dealership in Ipswich, Suffolk where it was first registered, with its current number, on 12th June 1969. The Heritage Certificate confirms that it is an original RHD Home Market car with its original chassis, body and engine numbers. It was supplied in Laurel Green and remains in that colour. The interior is in the original black, as is the hood, tonneau and hood cover. The gearbox has overdrive on 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears.The V5 and HPI certificate show four former keepers but, perhaps more importantly, also show that the car has only had two owners in the last 33 years, one from 1983 until 2003 and the last owner since 2003.The car was subject to a full body off restoration some years ago in the 1983 - 2003 period of ownership and a photographic record is included in the history file, a few examples of which are shown here. 17 consecutive MOTs are also included in the file running from June 1999 at 74767 miles to July 2015 at 81201 miles. Whilst the car has travelled less than 5000 miles in the last period of ownership since 2003 it has obviously been carefully maintained and garaged and as a result it remains in excellent order throughout. Originally supplied with wire wheels the car is now fitted with correct steel wheels which have just been fitted with new Continental tyres.The last owner fitted a Bosch fuel pump for improved performance and r
This is a really exceptional example of the lovely five cylinder,non turbo,Fiat Coupe,and one of the last UK registered cars.Whilst the supplying dealer registered it ten days before his purchase this lovely car has had only one architect owner from new.He has looked after the car meticulously and obviously driven it well within its limits throughout its life.There is a full service history file including the original service book with 15 stamps,the last being in April 2015 at 70932 miles.The file also includes the old MOTs and parts and service invoices.The cambelt has been replaced twice,the last time at 58000 miles.The current MOT expires in May 2016 and has no advisories.The car is HPI clear and has a full set of three keys.The charcoal leather interior is in beautiful condition.There is no doubt in my mind that these cars,at least examples in this condition,are more and more collectable and will in due course become classics in their own right.The iconic styling,fantastic five cylinder engine and overall driveability are already recognised by a growing group of enthusiasts.If you're interested in a really good example of the car which is highly useable and enjoyable now and which is likely to appreciate in value over the years,then this may be the one for you.