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  • Austin 16/6

    For sale
    £27,950

    The Austin 7 has become such an icon of inexpensive 1920s and 30s motoring that it is easy to forget that the company also produced several excellent larger models aimed at the middle/upper end of the market. This Salmons bodied two/four seat drop head coupe is a perfect example of the sort of Austin a well-off family of the 1930s would have been happy to own. The first thing that strikes you about the car is the quality of the bodywork, the grey and black paint finish, the blue leather interior trim, the blue carpets and its black hood – all of which are as good as anything I have seen for a long time. This impression continues when you look in the engine compartment and underneath the car – it is quite simply in remarkably good order throughout! Fortunately there are over 100 photographs in the file showing its structural and mechanical restoration from start to finish so you can see for yourself the amount of work that has been done on the car. The second thing which will impress you is the way it drives which is not only the outcome of its excellent restoration but is very much a result of Austin’s high quality design and manufacturing processes. The 16 hp 2.1 litre six cylinde

    • Year : 1932
    For sale
    £27,950
    Gavin McGuire
    01892 770310 View contact number
  • Austin 7 Cambridge Special

    For sale
    £17,950

    Austin’s revolutionary 7 was undoubtedly one of the motoring success stories of the 1920s and 30s with nearly 300,000 cars being sold between 1922 and 1939. As well as being affordable they were practical, reliable and surprisingly roomy for such a small car. They were available with a variety of body styles including saloons, tourers, sports cars, vans, racing cars and even a military version - if the factory could not provide what you wanted you could also go to specialist coachbuilders such as Swallow and Gordon England for something different! As time passed and cars fell into disrepair they started to attract special builders who could put together anything from a real home-made “bitsa” to a very professional looking job. It is hardly surprising that some of these special builders turned their hobby into businesses supplying kits or components to help you turn your derelict Austin 7 into a useable motor car - two obvious examples being Colin Chapman with his Lotus and Jen Marsh (the Mar of Marcos) with his Speedex. Another person who is perhaps better known to A7 afficionados than to the wider public is L. M. “Bill” Williams of Auto Conversions which later became Cambridge Eng

    • Year : 1934
    For sale
    £17,950
  • BMW 326 Cabriolet

    For sale
    £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

    • Year : 1936
    For sale
    £67,500
  • BMW 327/80 Cabriolet

    For sale
    POA

    The thing that surprises many people (including myself) when they first pilot a 1930s 320 series BMW is just how modern they feel when compared most other cars of the period. Given that the specification includes a very advanced engine design, independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering and very good hydraulic brakes then we should perhaps not be too taken aback by how well they drive. Whatever the reason there can be no doubt that their performance and handling is definitely a cut above many of their contemporaries and it feels much more like a good sporting car from a couple of decades later. I had never driven a BMW 327 before so I decided that instead of having it trailered the roughly 120 miles from where it was being stored I would wait for a nice day and drive it home on good old fashioned A roads. This turned out to be one of my better decisions as I think I can safely say that it was one of the most enjoyable drives I have ever had in any car and I have been fortunate enough to find myself driving some quite serious machinery in the past! Perhaps I was being a bit spoiled as this particular drop head coupe is one of a minority of 327s which left the factory fitt

    • Year : 1939
    • Mileage: 120 mi
    For sale
    POA
  • Alvis Speed 20 SC

    For sale
    £45,000

    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

    • Year : 1935
    For sale
    £45,000
  • Lea Francis 2.5 Litre Sports

    For sale
    £49,950

    In the 1920s and 1930s Lea Francis were known for producing high quality cars including the famous supercharged 1.5 Litre Hyper. In 1938 the company introduced a completely new range designed by Hugh Rose who had worked for many years with Riley. He brought much of his Riley experience to the new models which incorporated powerful engines with high set twin camshafts driving valves through very short push-rods. The cars were available with very stylish coachwork which included an attractive 1.5 litre sports model. The design was updated in 1948 to include torsion bar independent front suspension and in 1950 the 2.5 litre four cylinder 100+ bhp engine fitted in this particular car was introduced. This gives very useable power throughout its rev. range and the car will keep up with modern traffic on country lanes as well as on main roads. In addition it is a pleasure to drive as it handles well due to its positive steering and good suspension. Its bodywork appears to be very sound and apart from a few minor blemishes the metallic paintwork is really good. The leather upholstery, which has a lovely patina and looks to be original, is in sound condition though there are signs of wear o

    • Year : 1950
    For sale
    £49,950
  • Talbot Lago T15 Baby

    For sale
    POA

    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! '

    • Year : 1950
    For sale
    POA
  • MG R V8

    For sale
    POA

    With over half a million cars sold world-wide the MGB must surely be the most successful British sports car ever made. The B was no slouch and it handled nicely, it was robustly made, it came at an affordable price and was quite simply very good at its job. Despite being out of production for 37 years MGBs are one of the most popular classic sports cars and still very much in evidence on the road today. This final evolution of the MGB came on to the market in 1992 and inevitably comparisons will be made with the original car but although it looks like a straightforward development of its predecessor the R V8 actually retains only a small percentage of original MGB components. I understand that the vast majority of parts are either new or developed from other Rover products – see www.mgrv8.com/story.php for the full story. When you inspect and drive the car, apart from the subtle restyling of the wings to accommodate the wider wheels, the resculpturing of the car’s front and rear plus the smart metallic paint and the luxurious interior, the most obvious difference is in the car’s performance. The understressed (and surprisingly quiet) 190 bhp 3.95 litre fuel injected Rover V8 moves

    • Year : 1994
    • Mileage: 21500 mi
    For sale
    POA
  • Humber Humberette

    For sale
    £17,950

    In 1914 the buyer of this VCC dated Humberette cyclecar opted to pay an additional £15 over its £120 list price so that they could have the water cooled version of the 998 cc vee twin engine instead of the standard air cooled unit – possibly on grounds of quietness! Whatever the reason it is very good and pushes the car along at a very acceptable rate of knots! This particular example is in lovely well used original condition with the only variances from new being an Amal carburettor rather than what I believe would have been a Smiths five jet and coil ignition in place of the magneto. It also has well based wheel rims fitted with low pressure tyres where you might expect to find beaded edge tyres. They probably give a slightly softer and more comfortable ride and I expect they could be quite useful if you were looking for extra grip on a slippery section of any trial you may take part in. The engine starts readily on the handle and as I said earlier pulls the car along very nicely. The three speed and reverse gearbox is easy to use, the steering is positive with no discernible wandering and the brakes are as good as you might expect to find in an Edwardian cyclecar so all in all i

    • Year : 1914
    For sale
    £17,950