This very well presented Sunbeam Rapier Series III has come to us from one of our South Yorkshire based regular customers. 270 KKX is an ideal every day classic and over recent months has been in fairly regular use. This nicely aged and honest example is equipped with factory fitted overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear and appears to be factory standard. This lovely pillarless sports coupe was taken off the road in 2006 and in 2014/2015 was subject of some re-commissioning work and light restoration carried out by a Dewsbury based Sunbeam specialist and enthusiast. The car drives incredibly well with the strong fit engine holding excellent oil pressure and the overdrive kicking smoothly in third and fourth gear. The Sunbeam has passed the last two MOTS' with no advisories and is ready to jump in and drive. 270 KKX presents well with clean paintwork, bright chrome and the interior has beautifully aged and benefits from a new carpet set. Whilst its clear the car has had a good level of restoration work carried out, it does appear to be a very original, correct car that will suit the show scene or regular use.
Just 106 TF21 models were ever built and 80 were saloon cars. The TF was the very last Alvis model built and this example was supplied new in Beige P.509 (light metallic Gold) with Beige leather, Cream headlining and Beige carpets. The Alvis was built by the 26th September 1966 and supplied new by Sheffield based Ernest Hatfield Limited. This car was delivered to a Sheffield based Steel company, George H Cook Limited and since the 1970's has been owned by several Alvis owners club members. Today the Alvis is offered onto the market in its original colour combination, presenting beautifully and in mechanically excellent condition.
This ultra original Daimler V8250 was first registered on the 6th March 1969 and supplied new in Ascot Fawn with Red trim. The Daimler is totally standard with factory supplied steel wheels, automatic transmission and original leather upholstery. PEL 603G has a recorded mileage of 82000 and is remarkably original still retaining its wonderful, honest original upholstery. From the condition of the trim it clear this is an honest, genuine car that has never been left to deteriorate. From the history with the car we can see it covered 80000 miles from 1969 to 1996 and over the last twenty years it has been annually MOT tested but has covered just 2000 miles being used for short local running. The Daimler has never required restoration and it's clear this is a car that has never required major work. The V8 engine runs superbly holding correct oil pressure, it offers good performance, sounds fabulous. The automatic gearbox changes up and down smoothly and the car handles and performs well. On arrival with us, the Daimler was put through a programme of mechanical work at our Malton Coachwork workshop and was treated to over £2000 of mechanical work. As a result the Daimler is totally on
We are delighted to offer this incredibly smart Triumph TR2 onto the market. SVS 150 is finished in British Racing Green with Cream leather upholstery and has an excellent set of painted wire wheels. The car comes with a superb hood, as new side screens, desirable overdrive option and is a genuine UK supplied RHD car. We have some background information about the cars history and are told its first owner was a lady who kept the car for fourteen years. It was sold in 1970 and used to commute between Buckinghamshire and Aberdeen. The car proved totally reliable but after four years the owner made the sensible decision to have a company car, a Morris Marina. At this point the car was sold requiring some restoration work and the car stayed with its next owner for seventeen years. In 2003 the TR2 was sold and was moved over to Northern Ireland and then changed hands again within Northern Ireland prior to a major restoration in 2009. SVS 150 was totally stripped down and restored to a very high standard. The engine was removed, the car totally stripped and rebuilt from the ground up. A comprehensive file of invoices and photographs are with the car that includes mechanical restoration wo
The Fiat 500's are hugely popular; launched back in 1957 and were in production until 1975. The 500 is considered as one of the first city cars and proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe and today have an incredibly strong following. This stunning Fiat 500 110F Berlina came to the UK from Italy several years ago and comes with a well documented original Italian logbook/service book. The Fiat is fully UK registered with V5, current MOT and will be serviced, prepared and re-tested once sold. FND 325F has covered very little mileage since been in the UK but has attended some events to include Fleur-De-Lys C.V.S 2014 Thornes Park gathering. The Fiat drives well, is in strong mechanical condition with a lovely smooth engine and slick gearbox. It is clear the car has been fully re-painted in recent years and holds a lovely deep paint finish with straight panels. Chrome work is of a very high standard and the interior has been fully re-trimmed at some stage. The engine bay and compartment are clean, smart and well presented. On the whole this is a smart, usable Fiat 500 that does not require any work in order to simply use and enjoy.
This wonderful Jaguar MKV 3.5 Litre DHC was manufactured in the 21st December 1950, dispatched on the 19th January 1951 from Henlys Limited, London and supplied new through Personal Export Delivery. We are pleased to report this is an original matching numbers car that is still in its correct colours of Suede Green paintwork with Suede Green upholstery. Matching numbers provenance and factory correct specification make this rare, desirable car an ideal opportunity for both collectors and enthusiasts. Factory correct examples are becoming increasingly difficult to find and an increase in demand for provenance has been evident in the market. Making this car even more desirable is the fact that over the past five months the car has had in the region of £20,000 of expenditure ensuring the car is in mechanically excellent condition and that the body, frame, underside and paint finish are excellent as one would expect of such a magnificent, impressive motor car. Adding to this, the Jaguar also comes with an exceptional history file with a mass of correspondence dating back to the early 1970's. We also know from the extensive file the Jaguar was subject of a major restoration in 1991/1992
This outstanding Austin Healey 3000 MKIII Phase II was manufactured in September 1966 and is finished in British Racing Green with Black leather trim and chrome wire wheels. This Big Healey has been rebuilt to a fabulous specification with a fast road high lift cam engine, triple weber carburettors and louvred wings and does have overdrive. Since being purchased from a Southern based Healey specialist in 2012, in the region of 1000 faultless miles have been covered and the car has arrived with us in outstanding condition. HTL 133D was subject of a major restoration during the late 1980's/early 1990's. The cylinder head was ported and gas flowed by Queens University Belfast and it is reported that they dyno tested the car at 200BHP at the wheels. The vehicles history file includes a couple of photos showing the car with wings removed and at a stage close to completion and invoices are present for maintenance since restoration totalling in the region of £25,000. A top Healey specialist refurbished the steering system, upgraded the cooling system and in 2003 rebuilt the gearbox and fitted an upgraded overdrive unit. They also fitted a two silencer box straight through BJ8 exhaust syst
This 1968 Lotus Elan +2 has just arrived from South West London and is currently in our workshop having a full check over. Details will follow shortly.
Many consider the XK150 Roadster as the ultimate XK with its truly stunning, elegant looks. Jaguar launched the Roadster in 1958 to meet demand from the U.S and today it is the Roadster version that is arguably the most sought after of the whole XK range. This wonderful top class example was supplied new in the U.S by Jaguar Cars New York, despatched on the 1st July 1958. The majority were supplied new in the U.S and this particular car was carefully sourced in Florida by the last owner over seventeen years ago and brought over to the UK for a full body off restoration and conversion to right hand drive. The car was chosen prior to rebuild for several reasons to include being a matching chassis and engine number car, and for the superb original structural condition of the car. We know from the history file that this XK was in regular use in Texas throughout the 1980's and by 1997 was found for sale in the State of Florida. The XK was purchased in need of restoration and was shipped to England where a no expense spared restoration was carried out. Over a six year period the XK was fully stripped down to the bare chassis and subject of a top class rebuild to show condition. The bare
We are delighted to offer this top class, very rare 1964 VW Splitscreen Van onto the market. The VW spent much of its life in California and as a result has an exceptional bodyshell. This rare panel van has the desirable opening barn doors on both sides, all original panels and an exceptional clean underside. The Spitscreen has attended many shows and events and came 2nd in the 2008 VW Expo, took part in the 2011 Splitscreen Van Club Brighton Breeze and was featured in VW Ultra Magazine, a copy of which is in the extensive history file along with a CD containing pictures of the photo shoot. The article from 2007 confirms the VW came from California and confirms the Van has never required any panel work resulting in a truly superb original body. The VW was brought to the UK in 2000 and has covered over 18,000 miles. The superb original body was re-painted and the Van subject of thousands of pounds worth of expenditure and is today offered with a fantastic specification and is very, very quick. The VW has had an expensive Richard Morana 2165cc engine built to the high spec with Magnum plus heads (42 inlet, 37 exhaust) fully reworked and polished, combustion chambers balanced, dual he
We have known this lovely, usable MG TF 1250 since 2008 and have sold it to the previous four owners who have all been long term customers of ours. The car has a really interesting history having started life out in Nairobi, Kenya. The car was first registered in 1954 and it comes with a well-documented history outlining its early life in Kenya. We know from the file that the car changed hands twice in the 1960s and then again for a third time in 1974 to another resident of Nairobi. In 1980 the Kenya based owner moved to the UK and officially exported the car. On arrival in the UK the MG was subject of a programme of restoration and by 1984 the car was registered and allocated the registration mark DSV 498. The car stayed with this owner until 1998, a total of 24 years. The TF was sold to an MG enthusiast in Reigate who kept the car ten years before part exchanging the car with us. Due to the time since restoration, the paintwork was beginning to look tired so at this point we stripped the car down, removed wings, trims and carried out a full professional re-spray. Photographs of the work are with the comprehensive history. Since 2009 the car has been thoroughly enjoyed by several
GJR 966 was manufactured on the 13th January 1954 and according to the Jaguar Enthusiast Club is number 118 of only 194 right hand drive XK120 Fixed Head Coupes built. Many of the RHD XK120 FHCs were destined for other markets than the UK, such as South Africa and Australia and as result, genuine RHD examples are very rare and difficult to find in the UK. This Jaguar XK120 left the factory in Birch Grey with Red trim and was supplied new by Rossleigh, Newcastle Upon- Tyne to its first owner in Jesmond, North of the City Centre. Having spent its early years on Tyneside, according to the vehicles continuation buff logbook, the XK was in Prestwich, Manchester in 1965 and changed hands in 1966, moving to Fallowfield in South Manchester. During the 1970s the XK was off the road and not registered on the DVLA computerised systems in 1977. It wasnt until 1988 when the XK re-surfaced, being registered with an owner in Hull on the 14th March 1988. At the time, the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Registrar confirmed that in 1988, just three original RHD examples were known to the Club. In 1992, the XK was sold to a long term owner in Cheshire, in need of restoration and almost one year later t
This outstanding Rolls Royce Corniche was supplied new by Lex Mead (Manchester) Ltd, delivered on the 31st January 1974 with factory special features to include plain Sundym glass throughout, headrests to both front seats, Black lambswool rugs to front and rear compartment, front foglamps with fitted switchbox to suit and rear Red Fog-guard lamps. The original Rolls Royce paperwork also confirms the car was built to coachbuilder SVR.2006 (Special Vehicle Requiments). The Rolls Royce is supplied with full factory specification sheets, original handbooks and manuals with a service history booklet beginning at 42,680 in 1988, a bill of sale to a Bristol based Solicitor firm in 1985, MOT certificates dating back to 2003 and a staggering £64,000 worth of receipts for work since the early 2000s. ADA 962M has a recorded mileage of 82,000, believed genuine from the extensive history we have and the fact that there are many original features still in place inside of the vehicle. In late 2015 a major programme of work costing in the region of £20,000 was undertaken and just 500 miles have been completed since. The Rolls Royce was driven to us from London and is in excellent mechanical order
This outstanding MG TD was manufactured in 1952 and was registered new in the United States of America. The MG was shipped to the UK in 1990 having been in Minnesota and in the 25 years since coming to the UK the MG has covered over 18000 miles. The MG spent from 1990 to 2014 in the South West and has most recently been owned by a long term customer of ours in Peacehaven, East Sussex. Not only has the MG had substantial use over the 25 years in the UK, it was also used for an Exeter investment Company marketing campaign, featuring on the front cover of their brochure and featuring in many newspaper advertisements. YSU 197 has come to us in exceptional condition and has been restored to a very high standard. The first restoration we are aware of was back in 1985-1986 over in the U.S. At this point the car was totally stripped down, re-worked as necessary and totally re-painted. We have a report from the early 1990's confirming the MG had covered around 1500 miles since and was in very good order. All components and parts were replaced or overhauled and it was reported there was no rust visible on the car. We have invoices for various remedial works in the early 1990's and annual mil
This beautiful automatic Jaguar XK150 3.4 DHC has arrived with us in excellent order having being subject of a major programme of work in 2013. UWK 398 is a genuine matching numbers car, still retaining the 3.4 litre engine it left the factory with. The Jaguar left the factory in Cream with Red upholstery and was one of just 595 LHD DHC automatic examples ever supplied. UWK 398 was supplied new by Jaguar Cars New York and first registered to D B Ortman. The Jaguar spent 41 years with the same family in the U.S before being sold to the UK with a guarantee from the dealership that the car had only covered a genuine 29000 miles. This XK150 now has a recorded mileage of just 31,000 having had substantial programme of restoration work and some use in the UK since. The car is finished in Cream/Old English White with Red upholstery as it left the factory and presents beautifully with chrome wire wheels and Black mohair hood. In 2013 a Bristol based restoration Company stripped this car to bare metal, carried out any new metal work required and completely re-painted the car in Old English White. The interior was sympathetically restored with original door cards being rebuilt using aged, fa
BUY 273M was first registered on the 4th July 1974 and is a genuine UK factory MGB GT V8. The car is finished in Red with Red piped Black leather trim, lovely Red carpets and has a desirable Black webasto sunroof. This correct, original specification car still retains it's correct factory supplied V8 alloy wheels and has arrived with us in lovely, usable condition.
This highly desirable, sought after Morris Minor Van has come to us having been in a private collection in Scotland. The Van is presented in beautiful condition and is ideal for marketing purposes, shows, rallies or just some weekend fun. SBX 124K is stucturally excellent with lovely bodywork, a straight, strong underside and a lovely deep paint finish. The chrome work is bright and of a very good standard and the engine bay and interior are smartly presented. On the road this Minor Van is impressive with a lovely sweet engine performing perfectly, a smooth quite gearbox and brakes, handling and steering feel sharp, precise and efficient. This is a Van for some many purposes and prior to moving to a new home, it will be put through a full service, function check and MOT test ready for its next owner. Just arrived, more details to follow.
We last sold URF 399G in May 2007 and have maintained it for its lady owner since. Prior to 2007, the MG had one owner from 1994 to 2007 and was subject of a major restoration in 2000. The car had very little use between 2000 and 2007 and since selling the car nine years the MG has covered in the region of 4000 miles. The MG has been based in Whitby since 2007 and has only been driven in good, dry weather. It has hardly had the roof up, and has been enjoyed each summer. Over nine have come to know the car very well, MOT testing and servicing each year. In the region of £5500 has been spent on good quality annual maintenance and some cosmetic improvement. Work includes rebuilding carburettors, new rear exhaust silencer, stripping and cleaning brake calipers, new bump stops, 12 volt battery conversion, lower wishbones, front brake pads, brake shoes, steering universal joint and new spring bushes. The cars most recent service in 2016 included new spark plugs distributor cap, points, rotor arm, condenser, gearbox and engine oil change. The MG was driven back to us from Whitby performing faultlessly. The engine runs beautifully holding excellent oil pressure, the gearbox is slick and th
This stunning Land Rover has been subject of a major rebuild to show condition. The vehicle is truly stunning having had a no expense spared programme of work. We are currently MOT testing the Land Rover and awaiting UK registration. Please call for further details.
HST 50N is a car we known for over ten years. This late chrome bumper car was subject of a full Heritage Shell rebuild during the late 1990's and was finished to an exceptionally high standard. Almost twenty years on since rebuild the MG still drives and presents in outstanding condition and paperwork suggests the car has covered 14000 miles since total restoration. Prior to 2007 the MGB was owned by a East Yorkshire based enthusiast and restorer who had taken the car to France during summer months, proving the car ideal for long distance touring. We bought the car in 2007 and it quickly sold unseen to an Aberdeen based customer. The vehicle sold over the telephone, and was later collected and drive faultlessly from North Yorkshire to Aberdeen. During three years of ownership the B was in regular summer use and successfully completed the Hero Scottish Malts Reliability trial. In 2010 HST 50N came back to us in part exchange, making room for a Lotus Elan and the car once again sold fairly quickly, this time heading to West Yorkshire where it has spent the past six years, never missing a beat and proving perfectly reliable. HST 50N so many years on from rebuild has an exceptional, ru
This stunning early Rolls Royce MPW 2 door was supplied new by H.R Owen Ltd to the Chairman of Mining Supplies Ltd in South Yorkshire. The first owner was known for revolutionising mining methods and successfully grew his Company employing 6500 people. He was also involved in some controversial industrial relations during the 1970's and 1980's and his affairs were even debated in Parliament. His Rolls Royce was delivered on the 22nd August 1969 with full refrigeration, fog lamps and lap and diagonal safety belts to each front seat. The Rolls Royce was owned by one of our regular customers in Lincolnshire between 2012 and early 2015. Over the three years of ownership over £4,500 was spent improving the car. We have receipts for lubrication work, a full service to include ignition items and a brake service, a new choke pipe, Magnecor HT leads, new sound deadening felt, new Wilton carpets and a new stainless steel exhaust system at the cost of £1,450 alone. The Rolls Royce was driven to us on two occasions from Lincolnshire and since we have known the car has always been in very strong mechanical order. During mid 2015 the Rolls Royce had over £12,000 spent on cosmetic work to include
The Subaru SVX is a grand tourer coupe that was in production between 1991 and 1996. The SVX made its debut as a concept car at the Tokyo motor show in 1989 and in total 24,379 cars were built. 14257 went to the USA, 2478 were sold in Europe and only around 7000 were built in RHD format including 249 vehicles that sold in Australia. Interestingly, in 1991 a Subaru SVX won the Alcan Winter Rally, a race starting in Seattle to the Arctic circle and back during the early 1990s there was a Subaru SVX PPG pace car. Due to low production numbers, the SVX is quite a rare car in the UK and is quickly gaining modern classic car status. This example was registered new in the UK on the 10 th September 1993 and has had a total of five owners from new. The car has covered 112,000 miles from new and comes with an excellent service. The service book includes stamps at 7939, 14901, 23213, 29720, 77089, 86165, 88592, 94518, 103795 and 110000 miles. Five of the services have been carried out at Subaru main dealerships and three carried out with main dealer Mazda agents. The Subaru also comes with a comprehensive file of invoices for service and maintenance work detailing thousands of pounds worth
This is one of those wonderful finds. Finding a totally original 22,000 mile from new Spitfire, with one owner from 1978 to 2015 is quite unrepeatable. VJA 180S was purchased from H R Owen in Stockport, Cheshire in 1978 and was supplied new in Russet Brown with Beige trim. The car stayed with its first owner until last year and the history file even contains a photo of the long term owner with the car whilst on honeymoon in Scotland from the 1st October to 8th October 1978. In recent years the Triumph has covered very little mileage and in July 2015 at 21,985 miles had almost £1000 of expenditure that included a new fuel pump, exhaust silencer, new rear wheel cylinders, windscreen washer pump and serviced front brakes ready for an MOT test which it passed. Prior to this MOT the Spitfire was off the road for many, many years. Whilst the car is now roadworthy and usable, we will be carrying out further work within the price. Due to flat spots, all four tyres will be replaced, the car will also be treated to new engine mounts, new distributor cap, rotor arm, points, condenser, alternator belts and axle exhaust mountings. The Triumph will also be freshly serviced and supplied with a fu
This outstanding MG B V8 Roadster was built using a brand new Heritage Shell back in 1992 and has covered less than 10,000 miles since. JMA 64K was rebuilt and taken to V8 specification by the 'Bromsgrove MG Centre' and many years on since the rebuild presents beautifully. This MG V8 was built with no expense spared. The engine bay was carefully modified to take the wider 3.5 litre Rover V8 engine which has been fitted with a 390cfm Holley carburettor on an Offenhauser manifold and Janspeed turbular exhaust manifolds. An LT77 5 speed gearbox was fitted to the car and the rear axle was given the tallest available ratio of 3:07:1 for relaxed cruising. The suspension and braking system were upgraded and the car completed to a top class standard. The upholstery was re-trimmed in Black leather, V8 instruments fitted to the dashboard and all brightwork and chrome replaced. Very recently, there has been further expenditure in order to keep the car in stunning, first class order. The MG has been treated to a brand new set of chrome wire wheels, new wheel spinners, a new set of tyres and a brand new hood On the road the V8 is fabulous with impressive power, performance and handling. The eng
This beautifully presented MG TF 1250 was supplied new in North America. During the 1980's the MG was shipped to the UK and subject of a top class, professional restoration and right hand drive conversion. The TF was completed by 1989, finished in bright Red with lovely Tan leather upholstery, Beige weather equipment and chrome wire wheels. The car was finished to a high standard and during the 1990's and 2000's has featured at many shows, rallies and events in both England and Wales. The car originally came to us in 2008 having spent many years on the Welsh show scene. The car required very little preparation work and quickly sold to a local MG enthusiast near York. Between 2008 and 2015 the MG has proven totally reliable and has travelled all over North Yorkshire to many classic car shows. Over several years of regular use, the owner spent almost £5,000 on further improvements to include a full engine rebuild. The MG was treated to new main and big end bearings and shells, new camshaft, new pistons and piston ring set, oil pump, cam bearing, re-ground crankshaft and all new gaskets. Further expenditure included regular maintenance. Over the past twelve months the MG has not been
The Ferrari Testarossa was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1984 as a replacement for the 512 BBi which it replaced as the flagship model in the Ferrari range. The body was designed and built by Pininfarina who styled many of Ferrari's most beautiful cars. The Testarossa has a horizontally opposed boxer 12 cylinder engine of almost 5 litres producing 390 BHP at 6300 rpm and 361 lb/ft torque at 4500 rpm. It has dry sump lubrication and Bosch fuel injection. The Maranello Concessionaires Archive have confirmed this stunning low mileage example was manufactured by Ferrari SpA Maranello, Italy in August 1990 and was delivered to the Swiss/German market in October 1990. The Ferrari is still in it's original specification finished in Rosso Corsa FER300/9 with Nero 8500 hide and Nero Carpets. This first class example has now covered 33,000 miles from new and comes with a full service history with twelve service stamps from Ferrari dealers or specialists plus £18,000 of invoices for maintenance work since being imported into the UK in 1997. The Ferrari was sold new in Germany and was factory fitted with Gkat catalytic converters making the car eligible for the key German and Swiss marke
This ultra-rare Hillman Wizard DHC was first registered on the 27th May 1931. The Hillman comes with a brown buff logbook confirming that the car was between Surrey and Kent between 1957 and 1976. The Hillman changes hands five times over 19 years spending time in Beckenham, Croydon, Sutton, Woking and then Dartford when it was owned by Invicta Co-Operative Society Ltd. The Co-Operative Group owned the Hillman for several years through the late 1970s and 1980s and from 1984 to 1991 the car was off the road. During the early 1990s the car was in the Sheffield area and in 1996 was sold by us whilst based in Huddersfield. In 1996 we carried out major work to include rebuilding the rear axle. We havent see the Hillman since 1996 until now and from the history we know it has spent time in Lancashire, Ireland and more recently it has been owned by one of our regular customers in Lincolnshire. We have invoices for various works over the years including a full re-paint back in 1991. Various re-chroming work was carried out, new rubber was used to re-cover running boards and the dash panel was re-covered. The Hillman was used regularly throughout the 1990's and we have many years of M
In 1968 a new generation of upscale Mercedes-Benz models known as the S-Class were introduced. These refined motor cars continued a tradition of hand-crafted quality and superior engineering while their formal classically-inspired styling featured the discreet use of chrome to produce what many consider to be a timeless design. Base power for S models was provided by a 2.8-litre inline six-cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft and dual carburettors producing 157 horsepower. The model was capable of top speeds of 120 mph and the 280SE benefits from a sophisticated fully independent suspension resulting in precise, responsive handling that made the 280 SE one of the most impressive and satisfying Mercedes-Benz models to drive. We are delighted to offer this ultra-low mileage manual column change Mercedes Benz 280SE that has had just one UK owner, former England Rugby World Cup winning Captain Martin Johnson CBE. This Bottle Green Mercedes with Fawn upholstery was originally supplied new in Gibraltar and was first registered on the 16th June 1970. The car has covered just 33,000 miles from new, the KM speedometer records over 53000. The car has had just three owners from new in Gi
We are delighted to offer this stunning Daimler DB18 Special Sports onto the market. Only 608 of these beautiful cars were ever built and are becoming increasingly harder to find this condition. This particular car was owned by an Essex based Lieutenant Colonel from the late 1970's and around twenty years later the car was exported to Spain. LVF 152 spent many years in Barcelona and was kept as a museum piece. Mileage cannot be guaranteed but previous owners suggest the recorded mileage of 37000 is correct based on the strong mechanical condition and general originality of the vehicle. We also know the Daimler spent many years unused whilst on display in Spain. The Daimler is equipped with its correct six cylinder 2.5 litre overhead valve engine with twin carburettors, fluid flywheel and pre-select gearbox. The Daimler boasts an independent front suspension with wishbones and torsion bars and the rear is operated by a live rear axle with half elliptic springs. The braking system is the four wheel Girling hydro-mechanically operated drums. Coachbuilders Barker built the stunning shaped three seater drophead coupe body and the fast luxury tourer was fitted with a wonderful leather pl
Having being launched in 1962, the SType slotted into the Jaguar range between the MKII and MKX. Two XK engineered models were available, the 3.8 from launch, and the 3.4 from 1964. Derived from the MKII, the SType featured a longer, flatter roof line with a more upright rear window and a restyled rear end. The improved interior space and provided a more spacious and practical luggage compartment. The revised front end styling comprised a new grill, cowled headlights, recessed spotlamps and wrap around flashers. Both 3.4 and 3.8 engines were shared with the MKII, as was the front suspension. However, independent rear suspensions (derived from the E-Type and MKX) by coil springs with a separate mounting frame gave the SType class-leading ride and handling characteristics and exceptional refinement. Both models were available with a four speed manual gearbox, with optional overdrive and three speed Borg Warner automatic. We are delighted to offer this 3.8 example with manual gearbox and overdrive onto the market. Interestingly, this example was not UK registered until the 19 th July 1971 and was originally issued with a J (1971) registration. We are told the car was delivered new