This astonishingly original right hand drive Mercedes 250 Coupe is such a car, being in perfect working order. Sparingly used and as a consequence, the odometer now shows just 50K miles, a total which seems completely plausible, given its supporting history and in the way in which it drives – actually perfectly, plus it is light, tight and responsive. This is a matching numbers car and remains original to its factory specification. The body is arrow-straight with exemplary panel gaps and presents beautifully. The exterior fittings and abundant chrome trim are in superb condition and its further complement by its original and rare factory sunroof. The windscreen is unblemished, as is all the remaining original window glass and corresponding rubber seals. The interior is remarkably preserved with dark blue leather seats, immaculate walnut dashboard and headcloth. The comprehensive instruments, heating and lighting controls are complete and fully functioning as you would expect from a German car of this quality. Pleasingly the cabin retains the original period radio player and speakers which remain in good working order. The Mercedes engine starts on the button, idles consistently and with ample power on tap, pulls the large coupe along with ease. The automatic gearbox is precise and shifting is easy, quiet and smooth making this the 60’s version of grace, pace and space. In line with its pampered past a recent and comprehensive engine service has just been completed. It is shod with five brand new period whitewall tyres, which suit the chassis perfectly, giving it a compliant and comfortable ride plus tenuous grip; something I can attest to, having driven her countless shake-down miles in the last month. The mercedes will have a current 12 months MOT and includes the original and stamped service book. The owner’s handbook, radio and maintenance provenance are present in the car’s folder along with original sales brochures. In summary a rare Mercedes, beautifully preserved and ready for many more miles of reliable nostalgic 1960’s motoring. The Mercedes 1960’s 250 SEB Coupes have become in huge demand over the last few years and are one of the highest climbers in the Classic car market. Owner History: 1st Owner Mr J.K.Scott of Swansea 18-08-1966 2nd Owner Mr A.Ralton of Calne 23-12-1985 3rd Owner Mr D.Darsa of Surrey 11-05-1989 4th Owner Mr J.Nicholson of Haslemere 05-04-1996 5th Owner Mr D.Kennedy of Glasgow 19-06-2013 The Benz cognoscenti have always known how good the W111 coupés are, seeking them out long before the trendies adopted the cars in the 1980s; at one time it seemed as if every photographer in Notting Hill owned one. Beautifully built, rare and timelessly handsome, the coupés are fully deserving of classic status. This is an amazing original Mercedes-Benz, the like we will never see again in this condition. Sure there are some lovely restored cars out their but they are only original once. Few post-war Mercs rank higher in the desirability stakes. Exterior: Beautifully built, rare and timelessly handsome Full service history from day one Complete original, Silver 50,000 miles from new 2496 cc engine has only covered 12000 miles after receiving a new short motor Automatic gearbox is smooth and works as it should Regularly serviced Tyres are new on refurbished 14” wheels New MOT Excellent paintwork – last of the hand built Mercedez-Benz Interior: Blue leather upholster (complements the Silver exterior) New carpets (only replaced due to colour fading) Wood work on the dash is bur walnut Large electric sun-roof in perfect condition inc head cloth Documentation: This car has a full service history and its original service book. We have the pre-delivery check lists showing 24 miles Letters from the dealer to the new owners The actual Guarantee from Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain) Ltd. dated the 15/08/1966, showing the chassis number; (the original document & the envelope it came in) Letters from the dealer in respect of the warranty All the service records through out the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s to date The original sales booklet Old MOT’s from the 80’s to date (16) This Mercedes comes with a new mot and 6 months warranty History The date of the introduction of the W111 Series Mercedes SE Coupe was carefully chosen. It was not as usual an international automobile show, this time it was the opening of the Daimler-Benz Museum in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim on Feb. 24th, 1961 and the celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary. With its pillar-less side glass, a hallmark of almost all coupes coming out of Stuttgart in future, and wraparound front and rear windows, the car was a statement of exquisite taste and should remain in production till 1971. The cabriolet was launched a little later at the Frankfurt International Automobile Show in September 1961. The chassis had to be strengthened on the sides due to the coupe’s pillar-less design. Both sedan and coupe had roughly the same length, but the coupe was 5 cm (2 in) wider and 8.5 cm (3.3 in) lower. Next to chassis and engine, the only other parts that were shared with the sedan were the head lights and the radiator grille. Powered by a silky smooth six cylinder engine the car is capable of over 100mph and keeps up with modern traffic with ease. The luggage area was huge for a coupe and the interior generous for a two-door vehicle. Seats were thick, wide and covered with leather. From the beginning the coupe had an aura of class and dignity and for the first time it was possible to travel in a Mercedes coupe with four passengers in comfort. The interior of the car was a feast for the eyes (and the nose). Not only the seats were covered with top quality leather, also the door trim, the dashboard cover, the rear shelf and even the inside of the glove compartment used the same material. The dashboard fascia, the instrument housing and the loudspeaker cover were made of wood. Like in the Ponton coupe models one could choose between walnut, macassar or burl walnut veneer. The instrument-layout was a departure from the sedan version, it was copied from the 300SL roadster, with speedometer and odometer to the left and right and secondary instruments for oil-pressure, fuel and water in the centre. The cabriolet had been developed in the tradition of Daimler-Benz to offer a special and elegant open top two-door version of their six-cylinder executive cars. Although they were produced alongside the sedans, many parts had been manually assembled, so that one can say these cars were the last hand built cars of Daimler-Benz, taken the 600 aside. They offered a quality unmatched by its rivals and even successors.
- Finished in Rosso red with tan / cream interior - Original spare wheel, original jack and roll and some tools - 37,780 miles, belt service in 2015 and recent engine service - In pristine condition this car is ready to enjoy Recently imported to the UK, this LHD example is finished in Rosso red with tan / cream interior and displays some 37,780 miles on its odometer. We are informed the car spent most its life in the Texas and Indiana sunshine up until 2006 when it was imported to Canada. Since then it has been in the same ownership for the past 10 years. Most of the maintenance was carried out by an ex-Ferrari mechanic in Ontario. A cambelt service was performed in 2015 and an engine service carried out earlier this year for which invoices are on file. it is accompanied by the original spare wheel, original jack and roll, pouch, service & owner's manuals and some tools. The vehicle has just had a further belt service as the bill for the previous one carried out in 2015 could not be found. The invoice will be available for inspection in the history file. Introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ferrari 328 featured a transversely mid-mounted 3185cc 'quad-cam' 32-valve V8, developing 270bhp and 224lbft of torque, allied to five-speed manual transmission giving suitably authoritative performance (0-60mph: 5.5 seconds / 158mph).
1968 Triumph TR250, Nut and bolt restoration to Tr5 specification, registration number FND 620F, chassis number CD2591L, engine number CC3772-E, Signal red. With less than 400 miles since a full nut and bolt restoration, this Triumph TR250 is one of 8400 leaving the production line in a very short production run of only 15 months between 1967 and 1968. Intended for the North American market they did not feature the TR5's fuel injection system but relied on twin Zenith or Stromberg carburettors which in turn endowed the engine to develop 111 bhp against 150 bhp of the TR5's injected engine. This particular example that we have the pleasure in offering for sale has undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration by its previous engineer owner over a four year period. There is a CD containing over 100 images of all stages of the work that has been undertaken, supported by two large ring binders containing receipts and invoices. Now in Signal red with a contrasting black interior, hood and tonneau cover, the TR was converted to right hand drive and fitted with petrol injection which technically brings the car up to TR5 specification. It is interesting to note that the car is registered as a TR5 on the V5C as DVLA did not recognise the TR250 as a model when the Triumph was registered for the road. During the restoration the following works were carried out, a full bare shell rebuild and repaint, the engine was totally rebuilt with new pistons, bearings, crank regrind and rebore, the cylinder head was converted to cope with unleaded fuel, new electronic ignition, new fuel meter and pumps, new injectors, high torque starter motor, new hood, new hood cover, new dashboard (burr walnut), new wood rim steering wheel, new Mini Lite style alloy wheels with Yokohama tyres, new suspension with polybushes throughout, new exhaust system, new break callipers, disc pads, new brake and master cylinders, new brake servo, new heater matrix, new three piece clutch, the differential was overhauled, the gearbox and overdrive unit were overhauled, and the list of newly replaced or refurbished parts goes on and on to a total in excess of £15,000 not including labour. The Triumph currently has a road rally look with its Mini Lite wheels and bumperless body work but both the front and rear bumper and original steel wheels will be included in the sale and they are also in good condition. In summary the car drives exceptionally well and sounds lovely. V5C, MOT to November 2016, tax exempt
1973 Mimosa Yellow Manual. It was the subject of a full restoration during the late 1990s and there is a photographic record of the build. Along with the bodywork, the engine was fully rebuilt by 'TRGB' and was treated to a polished and ported head complete with a mildly uprated cam. To continue the sporting theme, the suspension and braking systems have also been modified to further enhance an already impressive driving experience. As well as photos of the restoration, the comprehensive history file contains a number of invoices and old MoTs.
1969 280 Sl Lhd, Light beige Paintwork, Cognac interior and a Tobacco brown hardtop. The car was subject to a full restoration and is in outstanding condition. Original tool kit, spare wheel and all of the books are present.
This 280 is in beautiful condition inside and out. Ivory Paintwork, matching soft top, colour coded hardtop and a dark brown leather interior not the usual Mb tex. The interior has recently been re trimmed so the leather, carpets and wood are in perfect condition. The engine and transmission are in excellent order and the car drives beautifully. This 280 also has factory fitted air conditioning. Full toolkit, spare wheel and service history covering some of the restoration and the original bill of sale from 1970.
Jaguar E-Type Series three V12 roadster December 1972. Finished in unmarked gleaming signal red with a beige hide interior. Power steering new chrome wire wheels white side tyres cd player and stereo system spare wheel never used Totally rebuilt to a new standard in every respect, over £85,000 has been spent. Huge history file (including all restoration pictures), handbook present, it has covered 26,000 miles from new, two owners from new, never seen rain and kept in a heated garage. You will not find a better example.
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 Presented in the most attractive colour combination of opalescent blue with a red leather interior. In our opinion one of the best examples available, the car was the subject of a ground up full restoration approximately ten years ago and has been dry stored since. Recently recommissioned by M&C Wilkinson the features include immaculate bodywork & unmarked interior uprated front vented brakes electronic ignition / distributor Koni shock absorbers on the front & rear with Coombs springs rack & pinion power steering E-type straight port cylinder head manual with overdrive all syncromesh gearbox six inch rim wire wheels and much more.
1967 Ford Mustang Coupe - 4.7 Litre V8 3 Speed Auto. The car is in outstanding condition, body is super straight with flawless wimbledon white paintwork, all door/panel gaps are just as they should be, the glass is also in fantastic condition including the front screen which is like new. All window seals and rubbers were also replaced as was the carpet and various interior items. The seats look new but are actually the originals, I think this is what you get when you start with a very good car - this was a "Sympathetic" restoration. The 289 runs beautifully, it has a mild cam, headers, ally inlet, and a brand new edelbrock 4 Barrel on top. The C4 Transmission shifts effortlessly and is firm, in my opinion it has a shift kit fitted to it as it changes swiftly so makes for a nice driving experience. Car is fully serviced, all fluids, filters, plugs are new, car is turn key and ready to enjoy. The blue Shelby stripes are vinyl and have just been added. Brakes are power disc up front, they have been re-newed, as have the rear shoes. All chrome that had any signs of age was replaced with new items, so everything is factory fresh - this really is a show and shine car ready to be enjoyed. Please email me with questions, if you wish to make an appointment to view then feel free to contact me. Car is UK registered, it has just sailed through an MOT and is Tax exempt.