1979 Aston Martin Vantage Manual V540 An original factory V8 Vantage supplied new by Reg Vardy Limited of Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear to a Mr Richard Adams of Wylam Hall, Northumbria on 1st September 1979. Supplied by the factory in the striking colour combination of raven black with red leather interior. This particular vehicle has the most comprehensive history of any car I have ever seen. It comprises of two 3″ files and 3 service history booklets! Every MOT is present from 1983 and the car was serviced every year until it went into a private collection just under 3 years ago, since which time it has only covered a few hundred miles but has had many thousands of pounds spent on her. We have yet to tally up the total expenditure of this vehicles upkeep, all of which is documented in its history, but just to give you an indication the first service, by Aston Martin Newport Pagnel cost £956.54 in 1981, the last major service – also at Aston Martin Newport Pagnel – cost £9,390.11. Most significantly in 2011 the body was restored at a cost of £18,721.32 and the interior re-trimmed costing £16,122.60, all by a well established Aston Martin specialist. As you can imagine, as a co
1988 300SL Automatic 23,500 miles from new Finished in Arctic white with blue sport cloth and navy soft top. Fitted with factory specification of rear seats, factory hard top, 15-hole alloy wheels, central locking, fire extinguisher, illuminating vanity mirrors. Supplied new by Charles Sidney Mercedes Benz of Bradford on 1st August 1988 this car has lived a very cosseted life only covering a very small mileage during its 28 year life. The history file contains 19 MOT certificates dating back to 1992 along with various servicing invoices. The original stamped service booklet is present along with all of the other original handbooks in the correct wallet. A very proper example indeed.
2005 SL55 AMG Performance Pack Finished in obsidian black metallic with anthracite leather 27,000 miles. Massive factory specification includes Command navigation, climate control, panoramic glass roof, keyless-go, TV tuner, electric seats with driver & passenger memory, electric adjustable lumbar support with pulsing massage function, 19″ split-rim alloy wheels, mobile phone prep, garage door opener, bi-xenon headlamps, BOSE sound package, 6-disc CD autochanger, linguatronic, rain singing wipers, automatic headlamps. A very low mileage example of the desirable SL55 AMG with F1 AMG Performance Package. A very rare car indeed.
1995 Porsche 993 Turbo Arena red with black leather interior 65,000 miles A C16 UK car supplied new by AFN Great West Road, London Specification includes air conditioning, sports seats, Turbo S Aerokit, electric sliding sunroof, electric seats, remote Porsche alarm system and Becker Indianapolis Pro CD player with satellite navigation. This vehicles comprehensive history file includes a large folder of service invoices, MOT’s and the original service book, featuring a wealth of stamps. Most importantly the car had an engine re-build approximately 10,000 miles ago at a cost of £20,000. Included in the history file is a Peter Morgan 230 point inspection report carried out prior to the last owners tenure. The file also shows that he was incredibly fastidious and made every effort to keep her tip-top. In 2014 he had the brake discs and pads replaced, but furthermore at the same time had the callipers completely rebuilt and coated in the correct red finish with Porsche script. In 2015 there is a Porsche invoice on file for over £2,000 in parts alone and at the same time a thorough service was carried out by leading Porsche specialist Ninemeister at a cost of £2,161. This Turbo drives ex
1996 Mercedes SL280 Automatic R129 Finished in Emerald black metallic with Orion grey leather. Only 24,000 miles from new. Factory specification includes air conditioning, electric seats, electric soft-top, factory fitted hard-top, polished 8-hole alloy wheels – just refurbished and fitted with 4 brand new Pirelli tyres, driver & passenger airbags, ASR traction control, infa-red remote central locking. A very attractive low mileage R129 in a very desirable colour scheme.
1978 Fiat 130 Coupe 3200cc V6 5-speed manual RHD Grey metallic with copper velour interior 18,000 miles from new Factory specification includes air conditioning, electric windows, power steering, town and country horns, sundym glass, opening rear windows, front and rear seat belts. This remarkable right hand drive example has been cherished for its entire life. On close inspection the underside shows no signs of previous welding or corrosion, due partly to the vehicle having been Ziebart rustproofed by the first owner. The subsequent owner kept the car in dry storage and only used it occasionally in good weather, only selling the car due to emigrating. The next owner, a midlands based car collector, acquired it in 2014 having previously owned a 130 Coupe. It shared garage space with other Italian exotica including Lamborghini’s. Hence the last major service being carried out by renowned Lamborghini Specialists Colin Clarke Engineering. Designed by Pininfarina they are in my opinion perhaps the most elegant coupe of the era, even Enzo Ferrari drove one in period! Having cover only 18,000 miles from new this must be one of the very finest examples in existence today and RHD too.
1970 DS 21 Pallas EFI LHD Finished in sable metallise with black leather interior Fitted with factory air conditioning Imported from Greece in 2013 by Classic Citroen specialists Andrew Brodie Engineering. Having received a request from a customer for a rust free DS Pallas EFI it was decided that it would be preferable to source such a vehicle on the continent to meet this criteria. This particular example was located in Athens and a flight was booked for the car to be inspected by Brodie’s. The vendor explained that he’d had the car fully restored and spent circa 30,000 euros on parts alone, all from Citroen specialist Jean Blondeau in Paris. Once the inspection was completed it was decided that the car could be driven back to the UK, it completed this 2,000 mile journey effortlessly and without fault. No real surprise given the expenditure the car had received and the overall condition it was presented in. Since arriving here at Avantgarde we have had it fully serviced, again by Andrew Brodie Engineering, fitted a Retrosound radio and had the air conditioning system serviced. A very special car fitted with very rare factory A/C and ready to enjoy.
2004 SL65 AMG 25,000 miles Finished in obsidian black with anthracite exclusive leather Factory specification includes Panoramic glass roof, comfort ventilated front seats, keyless-go, garage door opener, linguatronic, parktronic system, Command satellite navigation, bi-xenon headlamps, active body control, designo alcantara roof trim, CD changer. Supplied new by Mercedes-Benz Sunderland on 23rd September 2004, this flagship roadster cost £150,111.98 – the original purchase invoice is in the history file. These V12 bi-turbo AMG’s offer simply monstrous performance rated at 604hp and 1,000nm torque. It comes complete with all handbooks, service book, spare keys and a comprehensive file of service invoices. A very rare car with very low mileage.
2005 XK8 4.2S 41,000 miles from new. Finished in platinum silver with warm charcoal leather. Unveiled at the 2005 Geneva International Salon, the 4.2-S was the Final Edition of the original X100 series XK. It had a number of special features exclusive to this model including polished door tread plates with chequered flag accents, leather edged embossed floor mats, special white growler bonnet badge with chequered flag accents and darkened rear light clusters. Other options available to the 4.2-S were carbon fibre veneer, 20″ BBS Sepang split-rim alloy wheels and Jaguar Brembo brakes, all of which this vehicle benefits from. Other factory specification includes air conditioning, cruise control, electric seats, Alpine speaker package, heated seats, Jaguar 6 disc CD changer, rear parking sensors, xenon headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and electric adjustable steering column. This car has a complete Jaguar service history with a yearly stamp in the original service portfolio book. There are service invoices and Jaguar Health Check sheets on file, indeed the last health check sheet is very reassuring of the vehicles condition. The wheels have just been completely refu
1970 Jensen Interceptor II 6.3l Auto Finished in yellow with black leather interior 55,000 miles from new Only one recorded lady owner form new Supplied new by Jensen main agent Newbury Motors Ltd of Halesowen on 22 October 1970. Incredibly this stunning motor car has had only one registered owner since, a local lady who along with her husband completely and utterly cosseted and cherished her. Since arriving with us we have commissioned a full strip-down and bare metal repaint at our trusted prize winning body-shop due to age related marks and imperfections. When stripped back the body was found to be in remarkable order, just as we expected. We also had some brightwork refinished, again not due to damage but minor age related fading, which we wanted perfected. Needles to say the re-fit included many new parts and new seals were used throughout. The results to this lengthy but sympathetic restoration are simply stunning. We have also given it a thorough mechanical check-over & service and can confirm she drives superbly. This beautiful example comes complete with original service book, owners handbook, factory build sheets, original toolkit and a file of old MOT’s and invoices. Thi
2001 SL500 Silver Arrow 17,500 miles from new Finished in 777 silver arrow metallic (exclusive to this model), duo-tone anthracite and silver leather with silver stitching, black electric soft top. Specification includes panoramic glass hard top, climate control, cruise control, xenon headlamps, electric seats with driver & passenger memory function, remote central locking, AMG body-kit, 18″split rim alloy wheels, SRS side airbags, M-B Audio 30 radio with 6CD multiplay, rain-sensing wipers, electric adjustable steering column, illuminating vanity, mirrors, draught-stop with chrome surround. Number 71 of only 100 UK RHD examples produced. Comes complete with original handbooks, service book, spare keys, a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Sir Stirling Moss and even a 1:18 scale model of the Mercedes W196 raced by Sir Sterling Moss. Just serviced by our local M-B main agent and fitted with 4 new Dunlop tyres. A very rare collector car with very low mileage.
2006 Mercedes SL55 AMG Finished in Obsidian Black with Anthracite leather Only 23,000 miles from new Very highly specified with COMMAND DVD satellite navigation, panoramic glass roof, multi-contour seats, ventilated and heated seats, ash black interior trim, BOSE premium sound system with 6 CD changer, keyless-go, bi-xenon headlamps, electric folding mirrors, analog TV tuner, ABC suspension (active body control), rain sensing wipers, telephone package. There are 9 Mercedes main dealer service stamps in the original service booklet along with a large file of invoices. This is a later face-lift example of the SL55 which has many improvements over the earlier cars including paddle-shift gearbox and 517BHP engine.
1967 Dino Spider 2.0 by Pininfarina Finished in Rosso red with black vinyl interior Introduced at the Turin Motor Show in October 1966, the Dino road cars came to be because Enzo Ferrari needed to homologate an engine for Formula 2 racing, the rules of which specified that the engine needed to be derived from a production road car, of which 500 examples had to be produced within 12 months. Since a small manufacturer such as Ferrari did not have the capacity to produce such numbers an agreement was made with Fiat. These early 2000 Fiat Dino’s featured the all aluminium V6 shared with the Dino 206GT, coupled to a 5-speed transmission. This particular example was imported last year from the North of Italy and is in remarkable condition. It retains its original vinyl interior and is even still fitted with its original steering wheel. The car was repainted some time ago whilst still in Italy, clearly to a very high standard. The bodywork is very straight indeed with excellent panel-gaps and since arriving here at Avantgarde we have had a new soft-top fitted. Now offered fully UK registered, a nicer example would be very difficult to source.
1991 348 tb LHD Finished in Rossa Corsa with Crema hide 14,650 kilometres from new Introduced in 1991 the Ferrari 348 was the final mid-engined V8 model developed by Enzo Ferrari before his death. Featuring a new 3.4 litre version of the normally aspirated quad-cam, four-valve-per-cylinder V8 producing 300BHP. Imported into the UK last year from Italy, prior to which in January 2016 it was fully serviced by Ferrari main agent Cronos SCAR of Ragusa. This included a cam-belt change, attention to the clutch, an overhaul of the air conditioning system and a FOC safety recall on fuel pipes. An unmolested, ultra-low mileage example offered here in the rarer and more desirable berlinetta coupe form. These 348’s are really coming into their own and just look better with every passing year.
1980 450 SEL W116 COMPLETE RESTORATION BY MERCEDES-BENZ CLASSIC CENTRE Finished in anthracite grey metallic with full black leather. Specification includes air conditioning, electric sunroof, front and rear electric windows, mexican-hat alloy wheels, front and rear head rests, Becker Mexico radio. The subject of a three year restoration by Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre in Fellbach, Stuttgart from 2000-2003. A photographic file of this restoration accompanies the vehicle. The quality of craftsmanship is every bit as staggering as one would expect at this level. The interior is quite simply exquisite with almost every inch of the interior trim covered in hand-stiched leather. Originally supplied new in Hong-Kong and first registered on 1st April 1980. In 2003 the restoration was commissioned by a wealthy native businessman and the car was shipped to Stuttgart. Once the restoration was completed the car was returned to Hong-Kong where it remained for nearly 10 years until early 2013 when the car was imported into the UK. Since arriving on these shores it has spent most of its life residing in Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, where it was exhibited from 2013-2015. Now offered for sale
1993 Integrale Evo 2 61,500 miles/99,100km Finished in Monza Red with tan alcantara interior. Factory specification includes air conditioning, electric windows, central locking, 16″ alloy wheels, Recaro seats. Comes with an extensive history file. Last serviced carried out by Walkers Lancia on 26th May 2016. Around the same time the vehicle was the subject of an intensive detailing programme which included extensive detailing to the underside and under-bonnett areas. Rot-free and exceptionally well presented, a very nice example indeed.
1979 Jaguar XJS V12 Pre-HE 34,700 miles from new Finished in Cotswold yellow with beige leather interior Optioned with air conditioning, electric sunroof, electric windows, polished Kent alloy wheels, power steering. Supplied new on 24th August 1979 this car has remarkably only had 2 owners from new, the last of which owned the car for over 23 years. Since arriving here at Avantgarde we have spent a considerable amount of money ensuring the car is on the button and ready to be enjoyed by the next owner. During the latter years of the last owners tenure very few miles were driven, hence we have had the car thoroughly serviced by highly regarded Classic Jaguar Specialist Chris Forbes/CFS Motors. This included replacing various suspension bushes & shock absorbers, a replacement steering rack, brake callipers, brake hoses, etc, etc. We have also had the air conditioning system checked over and re-comissioned and it now blows ice cold. Cosmetically we have had the original Kent alloy wheels re-furbished in the correct diamond-cut finish and fitted with new tyres. A very rare opportunity to purchase an ultra-low mileage, Pre-HE XJS!
911E 2.4 1972 external oil filler model 76,000 miles Finished in sepia brown with tan leather interior Specification includes electric sunroof, rear wiper, Fuchs alloy wheels, Porsche-Blaupunkt radio with rare graphic equaliser. Sold new on 31st May 1972 by AFN Ltd to a P.D. Galsworthy Esq. A very well known car in PCGB circles having been a past concours winner, a very genuine car which has covered a genuine low mileage from new, it had a very high quality repaint in 2004 which still looks perfect today and received an interior re-trimmed in leather. It has benefitted from continual care and maintenance by fastidious owners and Porsche recognised Porsche specialists and has never been neglected during its 40+ years on the road. Comes with a supporting Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and is featured in a Porsche book by Chris Harvey. Also a huge file of invoices and receipts and old MOT certificates dating back to 1978 are present along with the original sales invoice and service booklet! A cherished example which also boasts the most comprehensive history file dating back to when it was first supplied new, a superb example beautifully presented in its original and wonderful pe
1998 Porsche 993 Turbo S 22,600 miles 1 owner from new Finished in Ocean blue metallic with black/red leather A C16 UK car supplied on 10th June 1998 by Merlin Porsche of Nottingham to its one and only fastidious owner from new. The vehicle has always been garaged from new and never driven in the rain unless caught out! The original service booklet is present and has a wealth of Porsche main agent stamps right up to the last in 2015. There is a large file of service invoices and old MOT certificates and all original handbooks are present in the correct pouch. As are the spare keys and tool kit. We were informed by the owner when we purchased this vehicle that it has never been repainted and our checks with a paint depth gauge confirms with consistent factory readings all over. We believe that there were only 23 C16 UK RHD examples supplied so this represents a very rare opportunity indeed.