The Porsche 968 is fast becoming recognised as a collectable yet also very useable classic. Fitted with a long legged 3 litre 4 cylinder engine producing 240bhp, and weighing in at only 1300kg the 968 is an impressive performer with excellent levels of refinement and reliability. This example is the property of an extremely fastidious and enthusiastic owner, and has clearly been cherished by its six previous keepers, as evidenced by twenty-one service stamps across two service books and a binder of significant invoices. The cambelt was last changed 4500 miles/eighteen months ago when new brake discs and pads all round and two fresh rear tyres were also fitted. Driving exactly as it should, and ready to be enjoyed.
Porsche have always looked to the Club Sport as the stripped out racer and the 968 follows this line perfectly, since this was also the final edition of the 924 family. In 1993 Performance Car magazine awarded it 'Performance Car Of The Year'. Now seen as a useable classic, the 968CS offers daily drive, performance or Sunday best options to the owner. Presented in Speed Yellow, this immaculate condition LHD Porsche originally delivered to Kiel, Germany, was imported to UK in 2000. Previous owners have clearly cared for the stunning 968, as shown by the 16 service stamps. Since 2012 it was solely maintained by Hartech under their gold service, meaning all work required has always been attended to. The history file supports this attention with service stamps and invoices. A very well maintained example of this increasingly desirable Porsche, finished in the best colour of Speed Yellow. It also comes with the wind deflector and sunroof carry case. Driving extremely well and ready to enjoy... Please note the 968 registration is not included in the sale. However, it is available by separate negotiation.
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.
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.
A simply amazing Daytona... This example has covered a mere 8,500 miles from new. The original matching-numbers engine has been fully maintained by Daytona specialists over the years. Due to the fact that it is still essentially a factory-fresh Ferrari-built but run in motor, it unleashes its power with the particular ease that made the Daytona the legend it is. Driving this example, it is easy to believe it was the fastest production car on the planet for many years. The car has never been neglected and had to be “brought back” to pristine condition as many cars have; it has remained a prize possession continually during its 46-year life. It has been the subject of considerable recent work to keep it amongst the best presented and driving imaginable. This includes a colour change back to Blu Dino Metallizato (it’s original colour when new) and interior re-trim to exacting standards using the correct Connolly hides, both carried out by ourselves four years ago. Electric power steering was fitted at the same time. Mechanical works recently carried out include full suspension restoration, new clutch and servicing by marque specialists. Fitted with optional Boranni wheels, however, the original wheels are also included. Only 121 Spyders were produced by the factory, leading to a number of specialists offering conversions to coupe owners. Chassis number 15951 was converted in 1978 by Richard Straman Coachworks in California. Richard Straman was renowned for the exceptional quality and accuracy of his work, and this example was completed to exacting standards. The overall excellence of the metalwork on the body was evidenced when we repainted the car in 2013 (photos on file). Our MD, Iain Tyrrell has inspected a number of Spyder conversions over the years for clients, and this is by far the best executed example he has seen. A stunning car that is ready to enjoy.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
This matching numbers UK RHD DB5 is in superb condition throughout, and has benefited from extensive expenditure in recent years. It is a great driving car which has appeared at concours events and shows. Fresh from a body and chassis restoration at an Aston specialist, this lovely example is now attractively finished in Georgian Silver rather than its original colour of Platinum (white). Complete with its original logbook, a copy of the factory build sheet, a very rare original Instruction Book and a Heritage Certificate. The history file also includes extensive ownership and maintenance records, including photographs. Originally supplied in the UK, the car later spent some time in Milan where it was initially repainted red, before being reconditioned, repainted and displayed as part of a James Bond tour of Italy. In 2012 the DB5 was imported back to UK and in 2013 had a full engine rebuild and bare metal respray in Georgian Silver. Further works followed at Aston specialists and most recently the car has had extensive chassis restoration. Following this work this lovely Aston appeared at the 2013 Regent Motor Show London and the AMOC Concours at Hampton Court Palace in 2014.
Very successful RS1600 race/rally car ... This iconic car was originally a factory press demonstrator. It was 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. Shell authenticated by the RS1600 Registrar. Maintained and run to the highest standards by Motorscope, with all major components lifed. 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) Immaculate, competitive and unique.
Fully restored and ready to race.... This excellent March 722 has an interesting and continuous race history. It is unused since a complete rebuild by specialists and is in stunning condition throughout. Currently in Formula Atlantic specification with a zero miles Racing Fabrications BDA and a rebuilt JP Hewland FT200. All new safety equipment, tank etc with certificates and crack test certificates. Extensive spares package available by separate negotiation, including a spare tub. An attractively priced entry into Historic Formula Two, the Derek Bell Trophy and several other series worldwide.
Crosslé was a major force in Formula Ford through 1970's, winning the Allied Polymer British FF2000 Championship in 1975 and 1976 with its first design for the 2-litre class, the 31F. The 33F followed in 1977, driven by Desiré Wilson amongst others. Twenty eight 33F were built in 1977/78 and this is chassis 33F-78-24. Having acquired this car in 2013 as a stalled project, Crosslé Car Company carried out a factory restoration from chassis to completion. The car includes many new parts, manufactured at the same factory at Rory's Wood where the 33F first took shape, and is presented virtually as-new but in full original specification. Many 33F found their way to the Netherlands, winning the Dutch championship in 1977. This car is presented with original GRAKU split-rim wheel centres, made in Holland and restored together with new rims. The car comes complete with reconditioned Hewland Mk9 gearbox and engine by Stephen Patton, winner of the 2014 WHT, recently dyno tested and unused since. Ready to race, with brand new equipment including Avon slicks, fire extinguisher and harness. The car needs nothing, other than a new owner to compete at the front in Historic Formula Ford 2000.
An iconic and successful F2 ... This rare and desirable Surtees TS15 Formula 2 is extremely well prepared and ready to race. Chassis number TS15-07 was originally run by Bob Gerrard for Bob Salisbury in 1973, the year when Jochen Mass took the works car to second place in the European Championship. Fully rebuilt, race prepared and run by Damax using many parts sourced from or re-manufactured by John Surtees. Fitted with a 285 BHP Cosworth BDG which was newly built by Ridgeway Racing Engines in 2012 and has less than 1 hour running time. Dyno sheets available. Fitted with correct Hewland FG400 gearbox and complete with current FIA papers and an extensive history file, including original works data/set up sheets etc. Bills/receipts for approximately £100,000. An iconic car which is eligible for Historic F2 and the Derek Bell Trophy (winner of class C in 2011) and as a 1973 car has a lower weight limit than later F2s
This stunning GRD S74 2 litre Group 6 sports car was delivered new to Monzeglio in Italy, and was subsequently raced at Monza, Spa and in the 1974 Targa Florio. The car was fully restored in the '90s by Peter Denty and used by John Shipman to win the RJB Supersports championship. Developed by Shipman and Mark Hales and used in international historics including Oldtimer GP and VdeV, stiffened and set up low to suit current circuits. Fitted with a low mileage Richardson alloy block BDG on Lucas mechanical injection, and a Hewland FT200 gearbox with pumped circulation and cooler to cope with long distance events. High fuel capacity to enable 90 mins running. Currently fitted with low drag wing, with original barn door with flap also included. Tubular anti roll bars, original solid ones also included. Curved vane Alcon disks on new bells. Exhaust system running on spring mounts, with silenced and straight through tailpipes both in stainless. Running on modern OZ wheels, with original Dymags included. Excellent spares package also includes: new drive hubs, castings, wheel nuts, radiators, roll bars inlet trumpets, belts, Lucas Opus control box, new front disk bells. A quick and well sorted car which would be highly competitive in the Martini Trophy, Masters and CER events.
Chassis 002 was run by Dick Barbour Racing. Competed at circuits such as Le Mans, Jarama, Mosport and Laguna Seca by a range of drivers including Didier de Radigues and Eric Van De Poele. Subsequently owned by Fred Goddard Racing the car eventually went to Nicholson McLaren engines, who installed a Cosworth XB engine. The XB has since been removed and the car is offered as a rolling chassis with gearbox, with a significant spares package including 27 wheels (some unused), two spare gearboxes, two casings and a full set of moulds and patterns. Eligible for historic racing in the US (including the Daytona Historic) and also for the proposed European sprint series.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase an up and running totally original 1990 Lotus 102 Formula One car. The stunning Camel liveried type 102 is the only Lotus F1 ever to have been fitted with a V12 motor. Its sonorous 3.5 litre Lamborghini engine produces 700 bhp at 13,000 rpm (750 bhp at 14,000 race trim)and sounds truly superb, as attendees at previous Goodwood Festivals of Speed and Cholmondeley's Pageant of Power will testify. Team Lotus manufactured five 102 chassis for the 1990 season, and they were raced by Derek Warwick, Martin Donnelly and Johnny Herbert. Chassis number 4 was by far the most successful and Warwick achieved the Lotus team's season-best finish of fifth in the car, at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Following a 20 year period in storage with Lotus, it has been restored to original race ready condition by Lotus themselves, and subsequently demonstrated at a wide variety of high profile events by its first private owner, Andrew Morris and also Martin Donnelly. This chassis is the only 102 in running condition, and remarkably still has all of its original bodywork and decals and also Warwick's original alcantara seat. It is one of only two 102s that featured updated aero with improved diffuser and wings. The car has just been fitted with new seatbelts manufactured to the original design by the original manufacturer. This amazing F1 regularly gets invites to the best events worldwide. A unique opportunity. Price on application
This is a rare opportunity to purchase an ex-works Escort which has had a full nut and rebuild by leading specialists Motoscope and is now presented in absolutely pristine rally ready condition. RWC 456K was a works RS1600 driven in period by Makinen, Mikkola and Cowan. It also won the Ypres 12hr in the hands of Staepelaere and Aerts. The history of the car is very well documented and is accompanied by a collection of period photographs. Less than 50 road miles have been covered since the completion of Motoscope’s comprehensive rebuild. The build quality and specification is outstanding, and combines FIA homologated components with high tech instrumentation and camera systems: •FIA specification 2.0 litre Alan Sherwood BDA, producing 250 BHP •Direct top ZF box •ZF LSD with 4.6 CWP •AP twin plate clutch •Steel sump pan •Alloy radiator •FIA bag tank •Tony Law exhaust with ceramic coated manifold •Works spec semi floating Atlas with alloy hubs •Watts linkage and short four link system •AP forest 4 pot front callipers, AP 4 pot twin callipers on rear •Gartrac billet front struts •Steel bubble arched shell •Alloy door skins •Alloy bonnet and boot lid •Toyo R888s on Minilites •Motorsport loom •6 Piaa spot lights •Full Racelogic camera system •Stack instrumentation •Peltor intercom •Twin tripmaster system •Lifeline plumbed in and hand held extinguishers •Full safety equipment Everything on the car is brand new or rebuilt, and the shell has been immaculately repainted by Normandale Refinishing. The spares package includes steel bonnet and boot lids, 7 sets of brand new Minilites and 6 unused Dunlop tyres.
This remarkably original Silver Cloud was a winner in the preservation class of the RREC national rally. It has covered only 61,000 miles from new. Presented in its original colour scheme of Masons Black over Silver Sand, with many areas still with factory paint from 1961. The entire interior including all leather, carpets and headlining is original and still superb. The car drives beautifully, has always been well maintained and is in excellent condition throughout, with an entirely solid and original body and chassis. Particularly noteworthy is the delightfully correct way in which everything operates; it is still every inch a Rolls-Royce to ride in and to drive, which unfortunately is not the norm! It has a fascinating and well documented history, which includes a period spent in the USA from the late seventies. The very detailed history file incorporates original factory build documents, full ownership history and extensive maintenance records from new until the present day. It is very difficult indeed to find a Silver Cloud that has been as well maintained and beautifully preserved as this example.
This is the only high tune Nissan 350Z made by Veilside for the third Fast & Furious film, Tokyo Drift. It is the actual car that Takashi (known as DK - Drift King) owned and drifted in the movie. This includes the memorably perfect drift up the car park ramp and other high speed footage throughout the film. The car's specification is well known to Fast & Furious fans. Fitted with the Veilside Version 3 Wide Bodykit and an APS twin turbocharged engine, increasing the engine power from 280 to 430 bhp, with 420 lb ft of torque. This power is handled by a Nismo twin plate clutch (rated to 600 bhp) and a Nismo two way differential. Currently set up for drifting, the car could be returned to more standard specification if preferred. With Paul Walker's Toyota Supra selling at auction for £120,000 earlier this year, the investment value of these film star cars is clearly significant, and we couldn't resist including a photo of the Nissan parked next to a movie icon from an earlier era! Complete with full documentation proving its provenance. Properly imported into the UK and registered for road use, this is a stunning film star car that can be used on the road and is a sure fire entry to some important events.
A complete design change for Mercedes-Benz, the 230SL followed the 190SL successes introduced in 1963 at Geneva, Technical Director Prof. Fritz Nallinger focused on increased power and safety quoting “It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance, which despite its sports characteristics, provides a very high degree of traveling comfort” The 230SL is the first sports car from Mercedes to feature a rigid passenger cell, designing crumple zones and impact absorption onto the new shortened S class chassis. The rounding of the corners and new roof lines brought the nickname “Pagoda” at launch. Our 230SL has an extensive history as one owner enjoyed it for over 37years, 25 of those in storage until his retirement. In 2010 it benefitted from mechanical and bodywork refurbishment and has covered only 1,200 miles since. Works detailed include engine rebuild, gearbox and rear axle overhaul, renewing brake lines, calipers and drums, then unleaded conversion included full sonic fuel tank clean and new fuel lines. All these works are finished with a stainless exhaust system to enhance the driving pleasure. Body and trim were then restored by recognised coach and trim works. Although delivered to its first 1966 owner in blue, it was repainted red in 1972 by its second longstanding owner red to match his wifes car colour and has faithfully remained this colour throughout the restoration. The car remains in pristine order throughout, including the underside.
•Used by General Montgomery •Reassigned to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force •Legendary smooth-running 7338cc V12 engine •Complete with extensive historical documentation •Recently fitted overdrive for effective modern road driving This Freestone and Webb Phantom III Touring Limousine was built in 1936 and owned by the head of English Talbot Motor Company, a Mr Frederick Wilcock. The car was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport Section to be used as General Montgomery's staff car. Mr Wilcock agreed, on condition that it did not cross the Channel, because he did not want it blown up or shot at. The Phantom was subsequently regularly used by General Montgomery to commute between his home in Virginia Waters and London. It is known as the 'green car' because it is painted black and British racing green, whilst Monty's other Rolls Royces were plain black. During the secret D-Day planning at Southwick House, King George VI, General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill were driven in this car. Unfortunately Mr Wilcock's plan to preserve the car backfired on him. After D-Day the Phantom was reassigned to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General Carl Spaatz and an American fuel tanker backed into it causing some damage, which has since been repaired. In the 1950s at the time of the Suez crisis, the car was purchased by a planter in Malaya and shipped out to Penang. As the Suez canal was closed, it was driven to the south of Italy and shipped to Malaya via Capetown and the Indian Ocean. The Phantom 111 was a landmark design for Rolls-Royce, being their first V12-engined car. This 7338cc engine was a spectacular feat of engineering but not without its problems, mainly due to its complexity which required expert and regular maintenance, which in far-flung colonies it did not necessarily receive! Fortunately this car's engine was rebuilt some years ago and has covered few miles since; it posesses all the attributes (near-silent running, tremendous torque and smoothness, pulling from tickover in top gear) that made it so venerated without any of the failings. A recently-fitted overdrive to the four speed gearbox only adds to the refinement. This is a remarkably original and historically significant motor car, which was involved in the recent D-Day commemorations at Southwick House, and was the highlight of a parade during the recent Goodwood Revival. Complete with extensive historical documentation.
The Lamborghini Diablo SV was introduced at the 1995 Geneva Auto Show, reviving the super veloce title first used on the Miura SV. The SV was based on the standard Diablo and therefore lacked the four-wheel drive of the VT. Combining the two wheel drive configuration with a power increase to 510 bhp produced a car which was highly entertaining, but demanded respect from the driver. Perhaps in recognition of this, the SV was fitted with larger front brakes and an adjustable rear spoiler. This stunning RHD SV was the 1996 Motor Show car, and is the only example of this iconic car which was produced in Blu Speciale, a colour which suits the car extremely well. Presented in excellent condition throughout and fitted with uprated wheels and a sports exhaust. Only 46,000 kms from new and driving exactly as it should. UK RHD SVs were produced in very small numbers, and there are only 13 currently licensed or on SORN. With Lamborghini prices climbing sharply, this unique example represents a truly show-stopping investment
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 is currently undergoing Ferrari Classiche certification and would be a worthwhile addition to any collection.
The 25th Anniversary Countach was introduced in 1988 to celebrate Lamborghini's 25th anniversary; although the body kit is a bit 'Marmite' (you either love it or hate it), it is by far the most refined and driveable of its series. The car featured many minor updates from lessons learned with previous iterations of the Countach, and there were nearly 500 small differences between the 25th Anniversary edition and the Countach 500 QV. This 1988 Lamborghini is one of only 657 units produced between September 1988 and January 1990. It has had only 1 owner from new. The car is in un-restored, original, show condition and has a record of regular servicing. Almost all of the pristine paintwork is factory original, as is everything in the interior. This engine is of course the original matching-numbers unit. The car has only covered 17,702 miles in the hands of its 1 fastidious owner. It comes with air conditioning, a spare set of keys, an original factory tool kit, a tailored car cover and the official Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Service Manual. Having just has a full revision of all mechanicals, it drives exactly as Lamborghini intended and is ready to enjoy.
This stunning matching numbers DB6 Volante was sold new via H R Owen to Town and Commercial Developments Ltd of London W1, originally finished in Olive with Champagne Connolly hide interior and is now attractively presented in California Sage. The car comes with a very detailed history file, including concours results, MOTs and invoices, highlights of which include: •matching numbers •original factory manual gearbox •an appearance in the ITV series, 'The Ruth Rendell Mysteries' •featuring in Neil F Murray's book 'On Aston Martin' •full engine rebuild by Ian Moss (at approximately 88,000 miles) •new hood made by an ex-Aston Martin coach trimmer •full bare-metal re-spray in California Sage, carried out in 2005 •at the same time the suspension and brakes were overhauled, the car converted from right to left hand drive, five new wire wheels fitted and a high torque starter motor added In 2005, the car was sold to an owner in Belgium where the speedometer was changed from mph to kmh and has been serviced regularly since then. In its current LHD form, it drives beautifully. We can of course re-convert it to its original RHD configuration for a nominal cost, if this is preferred.
The LP400 Periscopio is the most desirable Countach, with only 150 cars produced. This lovely example has travelled only 58,000 kilometres (less than 35,000 miles) from new, and is a factory RHD which was delivered new to Australia. The car has a fascinating history. By arrangement with the Australian importers the first owners collected it directly from the Lamborghini factory, and proceeded to go on a grand tour of Europe. Two weeks later, the car returned to the factory for a routine service with 3,449 kilometres on the odometer! Its first owners continued to enjoy the car in Europe and the UK for several months, and after a service in June 1978 in the UK, with 16,276 kilometres showing on its odometer, the car was shipped to Australia, where it would live for the next 36 years. Shortly after returning to Australia, the car was converted to LP400S specification, but this was immediately reversed by the current owner when he purchased the car in September 2005, apart from the upgraded rear suspension. The car was repainted in its correct shade of Rosso, but retains what is believed to be its original Nero interior. The engine was rebuilt almost twenty years ago. The original rear suspension is still with the car, should refitting it be desired in the future for 100% originality. Today, the car presents and drives magnificently, and it must be one of the finest surviving examples of an early Countach. Piloting this missile on the right road is just as breathtaking and visceral as it ever was, and it's still very much in a full state of readiness. It was recently driven at high speeds round Goodwood for a prime-time TV programme. Complete with its tool roll and an extensive history file, including owner's manual, original warranty card, and delivery documents.