This stunning 1980's icon is a one-off. Only 23 RHD LP500S Countachs were built, and this is the only one factory delivered in yellow. The car has recently been totally restored to show condition in Italy, with a full photographic record. It is currently fitted with an "ANSA" sports exhaust which sounds awesome, but comes with an original factory system as well. Only 35,000 kms from new. The LP500S was the model Lamborghini intended the Countach to be from the start. However they had to stay with the 4 litre engine for the early models, because the 5 litre version was not production-car ready until 1982. This is an extremely collectible car which ticks every box (1980's poster car looks, the ultimate supercar of its time, known history from new, stunning unique colour, perfect restoration), and is a piece of modern art which can only appreciate in value.
This stunning Elan Sprint has benefitted from an extensive restoration in recent years, including: •Lotus chassis shotblasted and powder coated •Body stripped and repainted Carnival red •Engine rebuilt •Seats retrimmed •New carpets •Original dashboard re-polished •New hood •Re-wired •New brake pipes •New shock absorbers In addition the Elan has been uprated with the fitment of Minilite wheels (originals also included), solid drive shafts, an electric water pump and Brembo discs all round. The detailed history file includes invoices and a full photographic record of the work carried out. Originally supplied to Hexagon of Highgate in February 1973 this immaculate example began life in the less popular optional single colour scheme of Tawny Metallic. Invoices and MOT certificates on file are consistent with the low recorded mileage of only 33,000 miles, which is believed to be correct. The car drives superbly and is admired wherever it goes. Your chance to buy one of the most desirable Elan variants which wants for nothing.
This is a highly original F3 with single ownership from new and impeccable provenance. Piercarlo Ghinzani was one of the most successful Italian racing drivers of the 1980's. He was the Italian and European Formula 3 championship winner before launching a Formula One career which lasted from 1981 until 1989. Ghinzani went on to drive in 77 Formula One Grand Prix, mostly for Osella, but also for Toleman, Ligier and Zakspeed. He also drove successfully in Group C as a works driver for Lancia with Italian teammates Michele Alboreto and Riccardo Patrese. This lovely March 773 was used by Ghinzani to win the 1977 European Formula 3 Championship, beating drivers such as Nelson Piquet, Elio de Angelis and Derek Warwick. It was an outright winner 3 times that season (at Nurburgring, Zolder and Imola) and with a total of 9 podium appearances they became the dominant car and driver combination of the season. Professionally stored and maintained ever since, the Toyota Novamotor had its most recent rebuild in 2010 by Ellegi Motori and has only run 200 kms since. This car was on pole at Monaco in 1977, and would surely be a highly attractive entry when F3 cars next run at the Historique.
Although the S version of the Miura came out in 1969, it was not radically different from the original P400. Bob Wallace, Lamborghini's development test driver wanted to explore more of the huge performance potential of the Miura, and built his own test bed car which ended up being brutally fast. This 'Jota' was so cutting-edge that only a small number of the improvements incorporated in it made their way in to the later Miura SV. The Jota was destroyed in 1972 in a crash being driven by someone whose abilities fell far behind the car's. Five production SV's were partially 'Jota-ised' but this was mainly cosmetic. We are delighted to be able to offer this stunning Jota evocation again. It is based on a Miura S which was supplied new into Japan, and has spent most of its life there. Its last Japanese owner set out to produce a car whose closeness to the original Jota specification was much more than skin deep, and there is a comprehensive photo record and bills on file for over £365,000. This work included producing a set of bespoke hand formed aluminium bodywork with exposed rivets and fitting a specially modified SV engine, as well as a simply stunning ground up restoration. The build quality far exceeds anything produced by the factory in period. Please contact us for details of the extensive specification, which is too lengthy to list here. We have taken this work a significant stage further, resulting in a show-stopping Miura which bears the closest inspection from even the most accomplished automotive engineer. However we would be able to convert the car back to S specification should this be preferred, and with Miura prices rising so rapidly this would be cost effective for its new owner. This is almost certainly the most visually striking Miura, and the most exhilarating to drive, currently available anywhere. It also sounds superb - please click button opposite!
Aston Martin's V8 Coupe has become something of an Eighties icon, with prices rising accordingly. With more muscular body lines and a torquey eight cylinder engine the car was designed to appeal to the American market and offered a radically different driving experience to the earlier six cylinder DB series. The Series IV (also known as Oscar India) introduced a bonnet bulge in place of the previous scoop, an integral boot spoiler, new dash and revised trim. From 1980 the high compression '580' engine was introduced, still fed by Weber twin choke downdraught carburettors. This lovely automatic example is attractively finished in pale blue with Magnolia hide and fitted with optional BBS alloy wheels. One of only 291 Oscar Indias produced and in very good condition throughout. Originally supplied by Marshalls to the Cambridge Optical Company it was first registered on 1 August 1984. The Aston has clearly been very well maintained throughout its life, as demonstrated by the ream of invoices from Aston Works, dealers and specialists on the large history file. These invoices and a virtually continuous MOT history substantiate the relatively low recorded mileage, and the car drives exactly as it should. With prices of Aston V8s rising steadily this represents a great opportunity to acquire a much loved and very attractive example.
This very competitive TVR has a comprehensive specification including: •Newly refreshed 175 bhp MASS engine with a crossflow head and twin Webers •Brand new Brown & Gammons close ratio gearbox •Nigel Reuben Griffith spec rear end and differential •Long range tank •Current safety equipment The car is prepared for the coming season, having travelled less than five miles since refresh. Prior to this it competed successfully at Spa, Nurburgring etc. Complete with a detailed history file and HTP papers from 2011.
This unique XP-CR1 IRL Sports Prototype is based around the Aquila CR1 concept but features a powerful ex-Indy Car IRL V8 racing engine delivering over 600 HP at the rear wheels. The car has been equipped with the latest in race proven engine, gearbox and power management systems. Highly competitive and cost effective to operate the XP-CR1 IRL can be used in the BRITCAR Dunlop Prototype or other similar series. Alternatively it would be the ultimate track day car! Developed by SSE-4 Engineering in Australia to meet FIA safety standards, prepared by Advanced Motorsport & Engineering in the UK and supplied freshly prepared with an extensive equipment and spares package, the car is ready to race. With a staggering 630bhp at 11,500RPM (detuned to around 603bhp as measured at the rear wheels at 10,000 RPM for extended serviceability) and weighing only 900KG and with over 900KG of downforce at 150mph the car is stunningly quick. A brief specification is provided below, with further details available at http://xp-cr1-irl.com/
This lovely example is one of the best prepared competition cars we have ever seen, and is the result of a four year labour of love from its fastidious owner The TVR was purchased as a barn find road car in 2006 and completely rebuilt, including: •fitting a new chassis with a bolt on body •lowering the driver's side floor by one inch to increase headroom •boring the original engine block to 1850cc and fitting a flat sided and polished Tuftrided QPQ crankshaft and Carrillo rods •fitting a Peter Burgess gasflowed and polished cylinder head with bigger valves, and a Kent 719SP camshaft •rebuilding the original C/R gearbox •replacing the whole wiring system to incorporate relays •ceramic coating the exhaust manifold (inside and out) and the inlet manifold •setting up the car to optimise corner weights and handling The engine produces 139.9 bhp and 143.8 ft lbs torque. The car weight is 1853 lbs with driver, 3/4 tank and passenger floor plate. FBD 2C was raced during 2010 and 2011 and was prepared for the 2012 season with an engine refresh, extra light flywheel and redesigned cooling system. It has not been raced since, but carefully stored and maintained by its owner. Eligible for a wide variety of attractive events in Europe and further afield, the TVR is also road legal and registered. Complete with an extensive history file, photographic record of the restoration and detailed build, set-up and running notes. Also a useful spares package, including a spare seat and harness for track day or road event use. A immaculate Brian James open trailer is also available by separate negotiation.
It is believed that less than 15 of the 158 Daytonas supplied new in the UK were supplied in this car's colour. It is stunning in its original Argento (silver) and still has a beautiful Connolly interior finished to original colour VM3015 (blue with black Daytona stripes). This car is well known to us, as it was sold to the present owner after we completed a full engine overhaul in our workshop, using an original old-stock set of brand-new factory oversize Borgo Daytona pistons, and having individually bored and honed each cylinder liner to suit. This ensures absolutely correct running clearances and balance. The original and fragile sodium-cooled exhaust valves have been replaced by an unleaded conversion set made of modern, high specification material. This is an essential preventative upgrade for all Ferrari engines of this period. The interior was also sympathetically refurbished by our ex-Connolly craftsman and looks virtually new (it is hard to find leather now of the quality Connolly originally presented and to find original period leather of this quality in a Daytona today is very rare indeed). The dashboard was re-covered in its original expensive "mousehair", and still looks like new. We have also recently fitted electric power steering, which greatly improves low speed manoeuvrability. The car has covered 36,000 miles from new, with a history including over 20 MOT certificates (from the very first one in 1975) and the original factory order form. This car is highly desirable, almost certainly one of the best on the market, a lovely thing to behold and drive, and a first class investment opportunity.
Recognised as one of the most powerful sports racers ever to have competed in speed events, the SPA Judd is a fabulous piece of engineering which started life as a 2.8 litre Hart powered car in the early 90s. Original owner David Render used the car in hills and sprints before selling it on to Ferrari & Lancia enthusiast Christian Mineeff. Christian then had the car completely reworked and converted to F1 power with a 3.5 litre Judd CV power plant. Aero developments by Gould Engineering in the late 1990s made this car the fastest sports racer on the hills bar none. Subsequently owned by Matthew Harrison and Chris Cannell, the car has most recently been campaigned with some success by Tom Brown and Steve Cunningham. Powered by a mighty ex Leyton House Judd CV 3.5 litre F1 engine, which still runs F1 cams and sounds utterly superb! Following successful outings in 2013/14 the car was taken to Group C specialists Xtec, who carried out a full chassis up rebuild of the car, complete gearbox rebuild and a full top end rebuild on the Judd. Only used on one occasion since, the car has been carefully stored and regularly run up since and is ready for the forthcoming season. Complete with three sets of wheels and used tyres, remote starter, pre-heater, spare gear rations, a set of straight through pipes and everything you need to run the car. It also has a PC with data-logging and an old style MSA Competition Log Book. Your chance to own an awesome piece of hillclimbing history! May split if sufficient interest.
This Series 2 DB4 retains all of its particular- to- series body features, including the early ‘Art Deco’ rear lights, grille and bonnet scoop. It’s all a matter of taste, but these fittings do make the early DB4s purer for many collectors than the later cars. The engine is the original ‘matching numbers’ unit, but the cylinder head has been considerably upgraded some years ago to unleash a notable amount of the extra power potential that these units have in reserve. This includes special camshafts and porting, and a triple SU carb set-up. Not only is the engine straining at the leash when blipped from idle, but the performance on the open road is far more satisfying than a standard DB4. This lovely example was delivered on 26th November 1960 for the use of Mr John Bowthorpe, bearing the distinctive registration plate JB 720. Originally finished in Pale Primrose with black Connolly hide, the car has subsequently received a high quality colour change to a very attractive shade of deep red. Following two further owners in the UK and warranty work recorded until 1968 it was later purchased by the President of the Italian Section of the Aston Martin Owners Club, Massimo Meli. During his ownership in 1999 the publication Ruote Classiche used the car as a cover car in a 10page article. In 2011 it was brought back to the UK and was able to once again maintain the original ‘James Bond’ registration initials as delivered back in 1960. This new owner used the car at UK AMOC events over the years and had Aston Specialists check the car annually, only travelling a few hundred miles each year. With only 1,110 DB4s manufactured across all 5 series and prices of DB4s going skywards, we are delighted to offer this most useable Series 2. With options to drive or improve, this great driving Aston certainly represents investment with prices of restored cars now in excess of £500k.
This lovely Lotus Elan S2 was fully rebuilt by specialists to 26R specification in 2012, using a correct 26R chassis and lightweight body, all steel engine, Quaife gearbox and diff. Initially successful in tour and historic events the car was subsequently exported to South Africa, where it raced with some success. Earlier this year the car had a full engine rebuild and has only competed in two short races since. Recent expenditure also includes a gearbox rebuild in 2015 and a new limited slip differential in 2014. It was granted SA HTP papers in 2016 having previously had an MSA HTP Fitted with a large tank and diff cooler the car is set up for endurance racing, but is equally at home in shorter events. It is also UK road registered, with the highly appropriate registration number ELA 100C. Please contact us for a full specification
This immaculate Ford Mustang fastback is built to 1965 Shelby 350 GT-R specification and has current HTP papers as a pre-66 car. Originally a race car in the US it was imported and restored in the 1990s before being rebuilt to full and correct FIA specification in recent years. Fitted with a superb Peter Knight 289 engine, producing 390 bhp, coupled to a rebuilt T10 close ratio gearbox. 350 GT specification brakes and suspension, Yokohama tyres, vented plexi rear screen, high capacity fuel tank and full FIA cage and safety equipment. A stunning example which is ideal for Spa, Goodwood, pre-1966 GT and other prestigious events worldwide.
Intended to be the spiritual successor to Chevron's iconic B8, the GR8 was designed to replicate the agility, lightness and excellent power to weight ratio of this highly successful sixties GT, whilst taking advantage of subsequent advances in race car technology and aerodynamics. Weighing approximately 600 kgs, the GR8 is powered by Cosworth's superb 260 bhp two litre YD engine. Fitted with a Hewland JFR 5 speed sequential gearbox, AP brakes and fully adjustable supension with Proflex spring damper units. Chassis number 6 has had only 30 hours use from new and has been professionally maintained and upgraded. Rebuilt and enhanced by Martin O'Connell in 2011, including fitment of side impact bars and a thicker Dural floor. Front end modified and strengthened by Track Torque Racing in 2012. The car has also benefitted from modified half-shafts and front wishbones and regular oil and filter changes. Raced successfully by Jeff Hodgson and John Murphy, this one-owner car has never been over-revved or crashed and is in superb condition throughout. Complete with mounted slicks, running spares and a fitted indoor cover. Excellent Brian James RS3 Race Shuttle available by separate negotiation.
This low mileage 412 has extensive service history and drives exceptionally well. One of only 306 RHD cars produced. Stunning in Grigio metallic with Sabbia hide interior ...
This beautiful car comes with a copy of the original purchase form. It is matching-numbers, and the only alteration in specification from new concerns the colour scheme, originally California Sage, which was changed to Silver Birch prior to the preceding owner's acquisition of the car in 1971. It has the later- DB5 spec upgraded ZF 5-speed gearbox which of course it was supplied with from new. The car was maintained by Ian Mason in the 1970's prior to being laid-up (bills on file). There is a note on file, written in 2005 by the previous owner, Peter Hammerson, which states: 'from 1977 the car was laid-up in a private garage following which it has been undergoing extensive and lengthy restoration.' The latter was carried out by Arthur Birchall & Co of Norfolk between 1987 and 2006, during which period the car benefitted from a body-off, chassis-upwards rebuild while the engine was converted to take unleaded fuel (bills on file). Between 2008 and 2010, the DB5 was looked after by Astin Martin Works. The car then resided in Norway as part of a private collection. It is a lovely example and has covered a believed-genuine 70,000 miles from new (1,000 since restoration) and is in absolutely superb condition. The car is offered with a large history file including workshop manual. It also includes an original and almost irreplaceable Instruction Handbook. The original matching-numbers engine was converted to a 4.2 litre specification in Cheshire Classic Cars' workshop using Cosworth Pistons in 2015. This is photographically recorded. A simply exceptional DB5.