This remarkable Testarossa is probably one of the best and lowest mileage LHD cars on the market today. It was delivered new in Milan to its only owner and was first registered on the road on 9 January 1989. In the 27 years since, it has been driven for less than 3,000 kilometres. Recently benefitting from a very extensive (28,000 euro) cambelt service and clutch replacement by Milanese dealer Rossocorsa, this stunning one owner car is driving exactly as it should. Complete with full sets of tools and books in their original leather folio, and in virtually 'as new' condition throughout, including the pristine Rosso Corsa bodywork and black leather interior. This rare find has Ferrari Classiche certification and would be a worthwhile addition to any collection.
This stunning supercar exists partially due to rule changes in both F1 and Le Mans, as the V10 engine unit Porsche developed in secret for both of these was used in a Paris 2000 prototype. The prototype received better than expected interest and the Carrera GT road car was born. With an exclusive 1,500 run planned into production to last 2 years, the cars became rarer when the US airbag rules changed and Porsche stopped the final units at 1,270 as costs to re-tool to meet these were prohibitive. Designed for the road and capable of 200mph+, Walter Röhrl assisted development on the Nürburgring circuit. Its race roots were maintained with every possible weight saving actioned, without affecting driver aids such as sat nav and hands free mobile connectivity. The Carrera GT's suspension is pure competition car, featuring unequal-length control arms all round with horizontally mounted gas shock absorbers operated via pushrods and rockers. Its brakes too are racetrack developed, consisting of six-piston aluminium calipers gripping 15" diameter ceramic composite discs that are more heat resistant and 50% lighter than cast-iron equivalents. More weight was saved from the wheels, which are made of forged magnesium (19" front, 20" rear) while ABS was standard equipment, as was power assistance for the steering. We are delighted to offer car no 92 with such low mileage presented in colour combination of Solid Black with Natural Dark Grey leather interior. With the two section roof stored in the front, the travel luggage is a clever design with a suit carrier stowed behind the passenger seat and a clip in bag beneath the manual gear controls. Originally delivered to an Official Porsche Centre in New York, '92' was first registered in the USA on 1st January 2004 and sold to a collector. In May 2008, the Carrera was purchased by a well-known UK based collector and imported into the UK on 1st September 2012. Meticulously converted to meet UK requirements, the car has been in the care of Porsche Central Operations, the only Porsche-approved 918 Spyder and Carrera GT specialist in this country, since 2015. This car is a unique statement in Porsche history, allowing Porsche to run special road car design away from the legendary flat six, stepping through to today, with their 918 Hybrid technology. A collectors car, built to be driven and admired. With values increasing it makes a fabulous investment.
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 car is mostly original, as it was a VW demonstrator, tornado red loaded with interesting features, rare rainbow seats, PAS, factory sunroof, front electric windows, etc. It has also had a high quality glass out repaint. DoR: 24/05/1991 No former keepers: 8 Mileage 113,720 Owned: 16/06/2014 Original complete handbook wallet, plus special 16v Spare key complete with cap still attached. Fitted with Sony CD and aux feed radio. 4 x NEW Pirelli Cinturato P1 tyres with space saver spare wheel. MOT History 08/11/2016 113,708 17/09/2015 110,919 16/06/2014 107,737 29/11/2011 102,569 25/01/2011 100,217 19/02/2010 094,949 13/02/2009 093,854 12/06/2007 087,944 04/05/2006 083,463 Service history 23/05/91 00,000 Delivery service 07/02/92 6,061 service 19/05/92 8,159 service 31/05/93 15,118 service 05/04/95 15,613 service 19/04/96 24,225 service 11/12/96 31,147 service 14/05/97 35,598 service 19/12/97 41,201 service 15/08/98 44,655 service 26/02/00 50,952 service 19/03/01 54,827 service 15/10/02 60,139 service 24/09/03 71,618 service 14/09/04 81,319 service 17/01/07 84,476 service 16/02/08 91,709 service 13/02/09 93,584 service 19/02/10 94,944 service
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.
All aluminium, the original Thrupp & Maberly coachbuilt body (number '5411') was refurbished throughout, being bare-metal stripped, etch-primed and re-sprayed in black over the Bentley blue of the original 4-Litre radiator badge. The 20" wire wheels have been sprayed to match and all the original bearing grease caps and quick release nuts have been re-chromed. The original speedometer was professionally restored, re-calibrated and zeroed. The car has been rewired throughout and discreet amber flasher bulbs have been fitted at front and rear, as has a double stop light to the original 'diver's helmet' rear lamps. A superb windscreen-mounted spotlight by Stephen Grebel has been fitted, and the Bosch headlights are double dipping with the correct lenses. Illuminated by the original recessed ground-glass lenses, the original black leather upholstered was re-Connollised and a new grey West of England roof lining professionally fitted, as was a customised set of new leather-bound matching Wilton woollen carpets. Featured in Ray Roberts' Bentley Specials and Special Bentleys Vol 2 (page 524) this superb example of the last of the Cricklewood-built models comes with a large history file containing bills; period photos; original factory blueprints; and copies of several articles written about it. It will not disappoint.
When we visited Frontline Developments back in 2012 we were very impressed with what we saw (further details can be found in the archive section of our News page). We are therefore delighted to be offering a lovely low mileage MGB LE50 for sale. Purchased from Frontline by the current owner in October 2014 this is the rare and desirable 'PLUS' version which has the following extensive specification: •Seamless body •Heated front and rear screens •Two speed wipers •Electric windows •Central locking •Satellite navigation •Radio with iPod capability •Chrome wire wheels •Four wheel disc brakes •Frontline suspension to front and rear •Single box exhaust •Mazda 2 litre engine with six speed Mazda gearbox •Leather bound Wilton carpets •Connolly leather heated seats •Motolita steering wheel •Cruise control •Air conditioning •Limited slip differential This beautifully made car is an extremely impressive performer, with a power to weight ratio of 253 bhp/tonne producing a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph. The LE50 has received rave reviews in the press, and this is a rare opportunity to purchase a one-owner car which has been lovingly cared for and travelled only 9,400 miles since built. Please note that the private plate currently fitted is to be replaced with a period correct H suffix plate.
The XJ-S followed the E type, featuring a larger area but better drag factor. In 1988 the convertible version provided an option that many owners had desired. The new design was another Norman Dewis tested and tested again project, reflected in the handling and performance of the Big Cat's V12, at a time when only top Italian marques ventured to market with V12s. This extremely low mileage automatic HE is a fabulous example. It has had a recent engine check and engine bay refresh, making it a pleasure to open to bonnet. It drives smoothly from start-up and the roof opens effortlessly ready to have the smart cover popped on for true open top touring. An exciting opportunity for a Big Cat lover to purchase such an example, complete with original manuals in the Jaguar wallet and a rather rare "Genesis of the Jaguar V12" brochure. An original tool roll and lots of previous MOTs are also included.
The Mercedes Benz SL60 was a low production AMG variant SL and was the flagship of the range. Its enormously powerful and ultra-smooth 6-litre V8 engine delivered ferocious performance which could be enjoyed from the luxury cabin for which Mercedes-Benz are renowned. Only 49 right-hand drive cars were produced and they have become very collectable. Supplied to its one previous owner in March 1997 at a cost of £103,579 this stunning SL60 has a comprehensive specification including AMG sports suspension with 18" alloys, full AMG body kit and heated seats. Beautifully presented in brilliant silver metallic with grey leather interior, the SL has clearly been well cared for and has full Mercedes Benz service history. Please note that the private plate shown will not be sold with the car, which will be reverting to its original registration. Fabulous to drive and a rare opportunity.
The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep) was a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured during World War II. Most saw active service and the model was used across a wide range of armed forces. Ultimately the Jeep inspired an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles. Like most surviving Jeeps the wartime history of this particular example is unknown, although the dasboard does bear the plaque 'Peter Park Kranji'. But what is evident is that the vehicle has been sensivitively restored to very good condition. In standard trim other than the customary conversion to 12v electrics and alternator. Driving extremely well. Finished in army green and complete with hood, spade, jerry can and extinguisher.
This 88" Series 1 is in superb condition, following a comprehensive chassis up restoration by specialists, during which all bodywork was removed, stripped and repaired as necessary. The bumper and window frames were galvanised, and all the body panels prepared and painted individually prior to final assembly. The 2.0-litre petrol engine was fully overhauled by historic engine specialist Agra Engineering and the gearbox stripped and checked. The list of new items fitted includes: clutch assembly, exhaust system, brakes, front springs and hood. The car has also been fully rewired with the correct period-style wiring loom. Very few miles have been covered since the restoration was completed in 2014. According to the Heritage Certificate, chassis 116-8-00655 began life with a diesel engine but has since been converted to petrol power and performs exceptionally well. The history file includes detailed invoices and extensive photos of the restoration work, together with magazine articles featuring the car.
AK Sportscars have an excellent reputation for producing one of the better Cobra replicas. Built by a professional engineer with a budget for parts alone in excess of £38,000 this AK 427 has a comprehensive specification including: •Modified Chevrolet 350 ci (5.7 litre) motor, built by British American Engines and producing 350BHP and 380 lbs/ft torque •Edelbrock 600 cfm Performer carb •MSD Ignition with adjustable rev. limiter •Tremec 5-speed gearbox •Front grilles •Removable 3 point roll hoops •Power steering •Halibrand replica wheels with Toyo tyres •Full weather equipment, including sidescreens •Stainless steel engine finisher panels This stunning example is superbly finished in Jaguar Racing Green Metallic paintwork, with magnolia leather interior and green Wilton carpeting throughout. The car has travelled less than 6,000 miles since build and drives extremely well.
Although Ferrari produced the Testarossa in relatively large numbers between 1984 and 1992, only 438 of the total factory production of 7,177 were UK RHD cars. This stunning low mileage RHD car has been owned by enthusiasts and carefully looked after by Ferrari main dealers and ourselves. The car is a rare find in this condition and drives exactly as it should. The flat 12 engine, breathing through the iconic 'cheese grater' side vents produces just under 400bhp with a possible top speed of 180mph. Complete with full sets of tools and books in their original leather folio, and in virtually 'as new' condition throughout, including the pristine Rosso Corsa bodywork and tan leather interior.
This represents a unique opportunity to buy a collection of rally Escorts through the ages and to varying stages of tune. All immaculately prepared by specialists Motoscope of Northallerton, on the button and ready to rally: Ford Escort RS 1600 Mk 1 Originally a factory press demonstrator, subsequently converted to a very successful historic race car before being meticulously rebuilt to FIA Group 2 tarmac rally specification with a 2.0 litre Alan Sherwood BDA, Brian Wileman ZF box, ZF LSD and fully floating Atlas. Detailed records of mileage on all significant components. Second in the 2012 Tour Britannia, and eligible for many prestigious events worldwide, including Tour Auto. Complete with new HTP papers and ready to rally (or race with minor modifications). Ford Escort RS Mk 2 Built to works Group 4 specification, with no expense spared. Current HVIF and stage rally logbook. Immaculate and ready to use, having competed on two tarmac rallies since full overhaul. Specification includes Gartrac body shell, Sherwood 2 litre alloy block BDG on carbs (but can be converted to injection), Brian Wileman ZF gearbox, fully floating Atlas axle, and professional competition wiring loom. Detailed records of mileage on all significant components. Currently in tarmac specification, but gravel suspension, guards etc are also available. Ford Escort RS 2000 Mk 2 Built to works Group 1 specification using original Ford Motorsport bodyshell in 1980, and placed in long term storage shortly after. Fully rebuilt during 2011 and has covered 3000 miles since including 16 HRCR Clubman Championship Rallies gaining several top 3 results and numerous class wins. Current HVIF and stage rally logbook. Specification includes 2 litre Pinto by Dave Brookes on twin downdraught 44 IDF carbs, period correct 'Rocket' gearbox and narrow Atlas axle. These proven and competitive cars are available to buy as a collection or individually. Please enquire for further details.
-2 owners since 1959 -Second owner movie legend Sir Ken Adam -Incredibly rare- One of three RHD examples built -Drives beautifully This car is one of three right-hand-drive Silver Cloud I original Drophead Coupé Adaptations by H.J. Mulliner, making it a most rare and desirable offering. It has been based in London virtually since new, having originally been delivered in July 1959 to A. Robert Gooda, of Goodhale Engineering Ltd., who was a devout Bentley and Rolls-Royce enthusiast and a great customer of the factory. Mr Gooda specified to have the car built with several bespoke options, as is indicated by original build records. The car is well documented, including mentions in several archival publications, most prominently Lawrence Dalton's Rolls-Royce: The Classic Elegance, James Taylor's Original Rolls-Royce and Bentley 1946–65, and Davide Bassoli's definitive work on the model, Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining. Mr Gooda owned his Silver Cloud I until 1975, when it was sold to its second owner, Sir Ken Adam, the renowned British film production designer who is best remembered for his work on the classic James Bond films. He designed every set on the first eleven Bond films from Dr.No through to Moonraker, and has been credited with stamping the Bond "look" on screen. Sir Ken has been nominated three times for an Academy Award and has won twice. Sir Ken was a great fan of this Rolls-Royce, and for many years during his long career, the car was shipped to wherever he was working, all over the world. Even when he travelled to Hollywood the Silver Cloud I followed him, accompanied by its own driver. It was a common sight in the movie studios' backlots in Hollywood. The car is presented wearing an older but presentable Porcelain White repaint, as well as a lovingly much-patinated red leather interior with wool carpeting and exquisite wood veneer trim, all of which is believed to be highly original. It is an honest automobile that looks exactly like what it is: a Rolls-Royce that has been owned and used for enthusiastic touring all over the world by the same owner for the last four decades. Here is a quotation from Sir Ken. "One night, many years ago, I saw it in the window of a used car dealership near my house. The next day I went in to buy it but they told me: 'you're not the right person for this Rolls.' And I said: 'well, how do you know?' Actually, the man who ran the business was very nice. He was an old ex-naval commander, and I was pretty young. He just thought it was not the right type of car for me – that I was more of 'a sports car person'. Still I thought the Rolls was very pretty and so I bought it anyway. It cost something like £20,000, which I could afford – I can't remember exactly how much. I've always loved cars. I've had E type Jaguars and a Mercedes 540K. The Mercedes was super-charged which was fantastic even though it guzzled so much petrol, which was a problem after WWII because of the fuel rationing. I guess a two-door Rolls Royce convertible is something like their sports car version; or as close to a sports car a Rolls can get. Until recently I used the Rolls more or less every day; for example to go to the swimming pool, a 15-minute drive from my house in Kensington. Now I don't really need it anymore so I keep it in the garage. I have only pleasant memories of my Rolls. I can't remember that it ever let me down. I've used it all over Europe: I drove with it to Italy and Spain, to France, everywhere. It has travelled over 250,000 miles." This car drives beautifully, the factory-fitted PAS tracking unusually straight and true. A very collectible car with a unique history.
Pristine condition, highly desirable 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.
The XK120C’s astonishing 1951 debut and 1953 victories at Le Mans 24-Hour Race established Jaguar’s first purpose-built racing sports car as one of the all-time greats paving the way for the D-Type. These multiple Le Mans wins in the 1950s, as well as numerous victories in the other great classic endurance events, have ensured a continuing healthy demand for replicas of Jaguar’s rare and exotic works sports-racers. This car is offered for sale having been commissioned to respected C & D type builder Jim Marland, who constructed this exacting replica some 10 years ago for the previous owner. Its multi-tubular spaceframe chassis is clothed in aluminium alloy coachwork recreating the style of the original factory cars. The 3.8-litre engine is C-Type specification but fitted with 9.8-1 compression Cosworth pistons on a polished and nitrated crankshaft under polished gas flowed E type head. Without question one of the most desirable C-Type replicas around, with a 1956 date of registration on V5C document.
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.