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Gavin McGuire Cars for sale

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  • Alvis Speed 20 SC

    £49,950

    I think it fair to say that Alvis Speed 20s must be counted amongst the best of English sporting cars made in the 1930s. Their powerful six cylinder engines were set deep in the chassis allowing low bonnet lines which gave these cars a more elegant outline than many of their more perpendicular competitors. As well as having very good six cylinder engines which were usually fed by three SU carburettors, from 1934 onwards the Speed models came with independent front suspension and very easy to use all-synchromesh gearboxes which gave them handling and driveability which was far ahead of most of their more traditionally designed contemporaries. They were all supplied in chassis form to be bodied by high quality coachbuilders such as Charlesworth, Cross and Ellis and Vanden Plas so they also had looks to match their performance and this particular 2.76 litre Speed 20 SC with its close-coupled Charlesworth four door four seat saloon body would have been regarded as a very special car to own in 1930s England. Its coachwork appears to be very sound and has clearly been professionally repainted in the recent past and the interior is delightfully original with the sort of patina you can onl

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1935
    For sale
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  • Mercedes-Benz 220 SEC ponton cabriolet

    £125,000

    Designated by Mercedes-Benz as the W128 this very rare car was built to a very high standard indeed as is very ably demonstrated by this example which exudes their styling flair and build quality at its absolute best. To put 220SECs into context, during the 1950s and early 1960s the company produced over 440,000 of their mainstream 180/190 saloons and just short of 26,000 of their 190SL sports tourers whereas during that time they made just over 1,100 of these very exclusive (and expensive!) 220 ponton cabriolets. When its present owner (who is only the third since it left the factory in 1960) acquired it just over six years ago it was generally sound but in need of attention. He is always keen that his cars are in the best possible condition so he sent the 220 to a well-established firm of specialists with the brief of bringing it into top notch condition - they have clearly done an excellent job as the quality of finish inside and out is just superb. The file contains detailed invoices which add up to a quite eye watering sum and also includes some pictures taken during the restoration which give you a very good indication of the quality of the work done. As well as looking very

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1960
    For sale
  • Talbot Lago T15 Baby

    £37,950

    This very rare car was was clearly very expensive when it was new and if you look closely at the quality of design and construction as well as the trim and detailing you can see that nobody was going round the Talbot Lago works complaining that things should not be included because they were too expensive! It is powered by Lago's 120 bhp 2.7 litre four cylinder twin cam hemispherical combustion chamber engine which is mated to a Wilson preselector gearbox so it has got plenty of power and it has decent handling and brakes to match so it's ideally suited for comfortable long distance cruising. It has a comprehensive set of Jaeger instrumentation and some very period-looking controls all set in painted metal dashboard as you might expect from a French car of this period plus a sprung steering wheel which is a work of art in its own right! By the way I have a copy of an Automobile Magazine road test of this actual car which has more pictures as well as a brief history of its development - I can e-mail this to you if you are interested in learning more. This is a rare opportunity to buy into the Talbot Lago marque which should not be missed! '

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1950
    For sale
  • BMW 326 Cabriolet

    £67,500

    BMWs are one of the most desirable cars built in Germany in the 1930s, the most famous model being the 328 sports roadster though these have now become immensely valuable. However it is still possible to buy into this famous marque at affordable prices as this 326 (which is a close relative of the 327 and 328 models) admirably demonstrates. As you can see in the photographs this very stylish left hand drive convertible is in lovely restored condition inside and out with very good quality leather interior trim and carpets, excellent external paintwork and a newly covered hood. In addition it has had considerable sums of money spent on the mechanical components including a recent rebuild of its 1971 cc twin carburettor six cylinder engine and associated components. Most people are surprised by just how modern a 1930’s BMW can feel. The engine is very smooth and its four speed easy to use gearbox helps you to get the best out of its performance. It has very good handling and road holding due to its stiff box section chassis and its advanced suspension which uses torsion bars for the rear axle and has transverse leaf independent front wheel springing. BMW 328 prices have gone through t

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1936
    For sale
  • Alvis 3 1/2 litre

    £58,750

    This elegant Alvis 3 ½ Litre was delivered as chassis number 13126 with engine number 13576 on 8 th January 1936 to Follett of London . It was bodied by the Mayfair Carriage Company of Edgware Road, London with the sedanca coupe coachwork it carries to this day. It was first owned by Captain the Honourable Henry Rogers Broughton (who later became Lord Fairhaven) and we have log books dating back to 1946 when Captain Broughton still owned the car. These, along with letters from various owners including Lord Fairhaven’s son, tell us the names of every owner from 1936 right up to the present day. As far as I can see, although the car has been maintained it has never been restored which is a great credit to Alvis and Mayfair as it is in really lovely lightly patinated condition. If I am right about it being largely untouched then it must be one of the most original cars of its era you are likely to come across. The bodywork is very sound and rattle free and is remarkably free of signs of ageing. The quality of the exterior paint finish, allowing for reasonable wear here and there, is really nice with a deep black shine. The interior trim and upholstery are in very good condition consid

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1936
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  • Stevens Duryea Model L

    £97,500

    G.N. Georgano’s excellent Complete Encyclopedia of Motor Cars tell us that J. Frank Duryea set up the Hamden Automobile Company to build a car under that name though it is thought unlikely that they ever actually did make one. In 1901 he joined the J. Stevens Arms and Tool company of Massachusetts who put his design into production firstly as the Stevens Duryea Model H which was followed in 1902 by this car which is a Model L. This very correct looking example, dated as 1903 by the Veteran Car Club on certificate number 1508, carries its original two/four seat Stanhope body which is fitted with the optional Victoria hood. Its 2.6 litre horizontally opposed twin cylinder engine is referred to by the manufacturers as 7hp but, like a lot of early American cars, it delivers far more power than you would expect from such a horsepower rating. It has a very easy to use three forward speed and reverse gearbox in which the gears are automatically engaged as you move the lever through its range so you don’t have to worry about double declutching. What’s more because the gear wheel s are constantly meshed with each other they don’t suffer from the same level of wear as a conventional sliding

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1903
    For sale
  • Charron, Girardot et Voigt 25 hp Type H

    £375,000

    Fernand Charron, Leonce Girardot & Emile Voigt were racing motorists who opened one of the first car agencies in Paris in 1897 selling, amongst other makes, Panhard-Levassor cars which they also raced successfully. At the Paris Salon in 1901 they exhibited their first “CGV” motor car which was a high quality machine specifically aimed at, and taken up by, wealthy motorists of the day. What looks very much like an original 1905 CGV catalogue in the file includes letters of recommendation from satisfied customers and lists over two hundred buyers from the cream of European and American society. The names include the king of Portugal and the French president as well as princes, princesses, grand dukes, barons, marquises, counts and English lords alongside famous names such as Rothschild, Vanderbilt, Astor, Gordon Bennett, Bleriot, Andre Michelin, and Maurice Hennessy so CGVs were clearly recognised as being one of “the” cars to own. This particular car, number 2054 was the 50th Model H made in 1904 and was supplied new to Olry Roederer of champagne house Louis Roederer of Chateau De Souvilly. The car comes with the identity plate engraved with Olry Roederer’s name and address which it

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    • Year: 1904
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  • Austin 12/4

    £12,500

    The Austin Motor Company Limited of Longbridge in Birmingham made very good motor cars which were definitely a cut above the rest. During the 1920s they made a large 20 hp car, the ground breaking baby Seven and this 12 hp four cylinder model which was introduced in 1921 and, with various revisions, remained in production as a car through to the late 1930s and as a taxi until the 1940s so it was clearly a fundamentally well designed and manufactured motor car! According to a buff card log book in its file this example, on chassis number 8674, was first registered in July 1928. As well as the factory offerings of a fine selection of their own open and closed models, Austins were also bodied by a number of specialist coachbuilders.This particular car carries a four-door four-light saloon body by Mulliners Litd of Birmingham who fitted mainly fabric covered bodies like this one on a relatively small number of Austin chassis in the mid to late 1920s. Trixie, as this car is affectionately known, was found in the 1970s in a barn in the Forest of Dean having been put away during the war and left there. It was restored and the body recovered with the help of well known Austin expert Tony S

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1928
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  • Talbot 14/45

    £34,950

    G. N. Georgano tells us in my favourite reference work, his excellent Complete Encyclopaedia of Motorcars, that Clement- Talbot had been suffering in the market since they had they had dropped their successful pre 1918 range of four cylinder cars. I think it is reasonable to assume that without chief engineer George Roesche’s new line of six cylinder cars which were introduced in the latter part of the 1920s, the company may well have been in serious trouble. The Talbot 14/45 was the first of this range which developed into the 75 then the 90, 105 and the 110 (one of which I also have for sale). Small capacity six cylinder cars were becoming fashionable about this time so the new Talbot would have had strong market appeal, particularly in view of its technically advanced engine with lightweight components giving higher revving, smooth running and greater power than many of its four cylinder competitors. Roesch had very little time for development so the car came to the market straight off the drawing board but was apparently so good that there were none of the usual new model snags and Talbot sold all they could make. According to a buff card logbook in the file this particular exa

    Last update: About 1 Month Old
    • Year: 1927
    For sale