Aston Martin DB6 Mk 2 Saloon to “Vantage” Specification (1970) 5 Speed Gearbox: Correct Matching Numbers Chassis No. DB6MK2FI /4224 /R Engine No. 400/4537FI 1 of only 46 Cars Produced The final production series for the DB6 being the “Mk II” was the swan song of the DB variants produced by Newport Pagnell. The specification shared many parts with the DBS such as the wheels and tyres, hubs and seats so as to help to minimize costs, the wider tyres are accommodated by slight flares over the wheel arches. The DB6 differed from its predecessors in having a longer wheelbase which, at 8′ 5¾”, was 3¾” longer than that of theDB5. This meant more room for rear passengers, which made the DB6 more of a family man’s car and helped it sell better than the earlier models in the series. The bodywork was distinctive, with a slightly higher roofline than the DB4 and DB5, and featured an aerodynamically efficient abbreviated ‘Kamm’ tail. Our correct matching numbers DB6 Mk 2 “Vantage” is documented by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited as being one of only 46 cars to be originally manufactured with the AE Brico fuel injection system although this was not properly developed and virtually all of these cars were later converted to Weber carburettors as our example has been. A significant improvement over the already impressive 285 bhp of the standard DB6, according to the factory, this car now produces a reputed 325BHP and is presented in this ultimate specification together with an upgraded modern five-speed manual gearbox for superlative driving pleasure. Supplied new on the 16th February 1970 via Wharf Garages Ltd this outstanding example retains its colour combination of Verde Aqua metallic with Pigskin Connolly VM Hide interior as initially supplied new by the works. On Hexagon Classics acquisition, we commissioned a comprehensive mechanical overhaul by Marque specialists Pugsley & Lewis and a complete interior re-trim using the correct Connolly Vaumol hides. Accompanying the car in the chassis file: •Drivers instruction hand book •Original BMIHT certificate •Pictorial restoration pictures •Tool Roll •Aston Martin DB6 MKII brochure •Aston Martin DB6 Vantage road test We are delighted to offer for sale this ultra-rare DB6 Mk 2 to Vantage specification, one of only forty-six cars ever produced and presented in commensurately superb condition throughout. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showroom in South Kensington
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (1955) Chassis No. 198.040.5500.653 Engine No. 198. 980.5500.706 Correct Matching Numbers: UK Registration: Long Term Ownership, 23 Years A true classic motorcar that has had star quality from day one. There has never been a time when a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing has failed to turn heads and been admired as probably the “finest classic car of all time”! Without doubt, those ‘”Gullwing Doors” are totally responsible for the cars total admiration. When the world first saw Hermann Lang climbing out of his car after winning Le Mans in 1952, they could not have created a greater sensation than anything else in motoring history. In fact, those doors were merely an expedient because the 300SL’s true spaceframe chassis and high sills necessitated hinging the doors on the roof. Such was the stir they caused, however, that the organisers of the Mille Miglia (where 300SLs took second and fourth) tried to ban them! The “SL” moniker (translated to English as Sport Light) reflected the pioneering use of a welded, tubular-steel, ultra-light frame construction that weighed only 182 pounds. The car also featured fully independent suspension in addition to its fuel-injected, 3.0-litre OHC straight-six engine with dry-sump lubrication. The engine was inclined to the side in order to reduce the height of the front end. The power was rated at 215 brake horsepower at 5,800 rpm (DIN) and delivered through a four-speed manual gearbox. A 161-mph top speed and 0–60 acceleration of approximately eight seconds, depending on the rear-end ratio selected from five options, made the 300 SL the fastest production automobile of its time. The 300 SL in its day was also raced and piloted by some of the world leading racing drivers and without doubt the number one driver associated with the car was of course, Sir Stirling Moss, who holds the “forever” course record for his famous Mille Miglia finish in 1955. It all added to the romance of a car that seemed destined to become a legend the moment production began of the “Gullwing”. The car has all the right ingredients to make these models the most incredible classic cars of all time! Our 300SL offered for sale is recorded in the Gullwing Group Registry as having been originally delivered to the USA on the 30th August 1955 to New York City and supplied via MB Distributors, North America. The Registry notes show that the car resided in the USA until the 1970’s when the car was then shipped to Germany. The Gullwing remained there until 1993 when it came to the UK and was acquiried by its last keeper. In late 1993 a complete, 100 point, “body off”, “nut & bolt” restoration was commenced by renowned & respected 300SL Gullwing technician Ron Waghorn, assisted by the equally talented Kevin O’Keeffe – the restoration was completed in 1999. A complete photographic & literary record of that restoration is on file for detailed inspection. This sensational concours correct matching numbers motorcar is finished in Ivory with Red Hide interior and fitted Luggage. The previous owner also informs us that the SL has been used very sparingly & only in the best of weathers since completion; he estimates his total mileage to be less than 2,000 in the last 16 years! No serious classic car collection is ever complete without the most legendary modern sports car of all times – a Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing! Now available to be personally inspected at our central London showrooms (South Kensington)
Aston Martin DB4 Series II Coupé (1960 – November) Chassis No: DB4 /415/R One of only 349 produced The Aston Martin DB4, unveiled at the 1958 Paris Salon, was state-of-the-art for its time. A unique masterpiece of robust British engineering combined with exquisite Italian styling designed by Touring of Milan. The series II was launched in January 1960. The sleek body utilised Carrozzeria Touring’s famed Superleggera (super light) structure, a skeleton of small-diameter steel tubing covered by hand-formed aluminium body panels and all round glazed vision. This design enabled the DB4 to achieve a lightweight elegance that was particularly handsome on the DB4s shorter 98-inch wheelbase before the later DB models became larger and heavier. It used the powerful new aluminium twin overhead camshaft 3.7 litre straight-six engine that had just been developed for the DBR2 setting a new sports car lap record at Silverstone. Achieving 240bhp at 5500rpm as advertised, the DB4 with its all new lightweight body achieved speeds of 140mph. To world acclaim, the DB4 was officially tested ‘to accelerate from 0-100mph and decelerate from 100 mph to rest’ – in an incredible time of just 26.2 seconds. Whilst there were many minor modifications on the series II, many of these were under the skin. Maybe the only easy way so separates a Series I from a Series II is the adoption of opening rear quarter lights made with flat glass rather than curved. The DB4 has long been regarded by Aston enthusiasts as the purist example, with its exquisite proportions and nimble handling. Of all its five incarnations, the Series II, combining ‘cathedral’ rear lights, ‘egg crate’ front grille and deep bonnet scoop, with the successful resolution of the issues such as oil cooling, experienced on the earlier cars, is the most sought after model of the range. According to its accompanying Aston Martin Ltd (AML) Build Sheet and Service Records, this particular Series II example – chassis number DB4/415/R – was supplied new via Raymond Mays to Rowland Hunt Esq. of Aswardby Hall, Spilsby on November 11th 1960. Acquired by watchmaker Bentima Co Ltd of 168 Old St, EC1 the following April. a copy continuation logbook on file shows that ownership later transferred to James Mario Elliot of Carlisle Place, SW1, Brenda Diane Making, Anthony Elliott and C. Benge (interestingly, the latter three all quoted 28 Carlingford Road, Morden, Surrey as their address). The same document also reveals that the DB4 was upgraded with a later series powerplant during the 1960s (engine number 370/894 supplanting 370/487). Early DB4 engines were prone to failure hence the reason that Aston Martin added an oil cooler to its specification as the model evolved. Part of a private European collection from the late 1980s through till 2014 when it entered its current custodianship. Chassis DB4/415/R has since been substantially improved. Treated to a ‘top-end’ engine overhaul including replacement big valve cylinder head by Motronic Automotive Services of Iver at a cost of some £9,411.47, the four-seater was subsequently dispatched to marque specialist Chicane Classics for over £30,000 worth of attention to its steering, brakes, front / rear suspension, exhaust and tyres etc. Cosmetically enhanced via a respray in the correct period colour option of Californian Sage Metallic. Trimmed in Black leather as per its build specification and reunited with its original registration number ‘SCT 415’, this rare Aston Martin DB4 Series II is offered for sale with its copy build record, copy continuation logbook and the aforementioned restoration invoices. Without doubt a unique opportunity to acquire a rare and highly sought after Aston Martin presented in near concours condition and with superb provenance. This DB4 has been painstakingly and sympathetically restored over a period of time and must now be one of the finest examples of its type to come to market in recent times and is offered for sale by Hexagon Classics as sole owner and not a brokerage offer. Available for immediate inspection at our South Kensington Showrooms
Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupé: Series 2: Coachwork by Pininfarina (1962) Left Hand Drive: USA Supplied & Title: Correct Matching Numbers: EU Taxes Paid 100 Point “Body off” Restoration The launch of the Ferrari 250 GTE was the collaboration between Pinin Farina and Enzo Ferrari to produce the most desirable Gran Turisimo with comfort, space and large luggage capacity. Not a widely known fact that two-seat models “were not my father’s favorite to drive,” said Piero Ferrari. “He loved the 2+2 … this was his personal car; my father was normally driving himself, but he always had a driver with him, and a little dog. So for him, a two-seat car wasn’t enough.” Our car #4043GT was supplied new in 1962 to Luigi Chinetti Motors. The car was commissioned to be built in Rosso Bordeaux ((20200) as the car is presented today. We understand the car had spent all its life in the USA until its return to the EU in 2015. On our acquisition we commenced a complete restoration of the Ferrari which consisted of works to the body, chassis, interior & all mechanical components. In excess of 2000 hours was spent in the preparation of this magnificent vehicle. We now offer for sale this rare and highly desirable Series 2 GTE in genuinely concours condition. These Colombo engined 250 series Ferraris are rightly regarded as the very best of all the classic sixties models, indeed the mechanical specification of the 250GTE can be closely compared with the incomparable 250 SWB & GTO, exquisite competition motorcars worth many millions today. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully prepared, correct matching numbers example, finished in its original factory colour that is ready to be enjoyed & used today!
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (V580) Automatic Coupé (1985) Original Left Hand Drive Manufactured: 1 of only 3 Motorcars Produced The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as “Britain’s First Supercar” for its 170 mph (270 km/h) top speed when introduced. Its engine was shared with the Lagonda, but it used high-performance camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves and bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for increased output. Straight-line performance was the best of the day. When Motor Magazine tested the V8 Vantage V580 an incredible 0 to 60mph time of 5.2 seconds was recorded, which was quicker than the Ferrari Daytona, its main competitor of the time! One of the most noticeable features was the closed-off hood bulge rather than the open scoop found on the normal V8. The grille area was also closed off, with twin driving lights inserted and a spoiler added to the boot lid. The 580 Vantage was more of a mechanical update which included the more powerful V8 from the limited-edition V8 Zagato. Our car was commissioned to be built in 1984 in Cheltenham Beige with Magnolia Hide Interior as the car is presented today. Fitted also with the highly desirable electric operated sun roof. Contemporary restoration works were carried out by RS Williams Ltd (Factory Heritage Service Centre) in 2015 and further works in 2016, on Hexagon Classics acquisition, were also completed by an official Factory Heritage Service Centre. Without doubt an ultra-rare opportunity to acquire the highly desirable Vantage (580) Coupe in Left Hand Drive which we understand from factory records is just one of only three motorcars built to this specification. Available for immediate inspection at our South Kensington showrooms.
Aston Martin DB Mk 3 (1958) Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied: Original Registration Number Chassis Number: AM300/3/1433: Engine Number: DBA1059 One of 462 Produced: The DB 2/4 Mk III (normally known as the Mk III, even at the time of its introduction) was a sports car hand-built and sold by Aston Martin from 1957 through to 1959. It was an evolution of the DB2/4 Mk II and retained the earlier car’s W.O. Bentley-designed, Lagonda 2.9L straight-6 engine, redesigned by Tadek Marek. Changes included a grill similar to the company’s racing DB3S, a new instrument panel, and for the first time ever on an Aston, disc brakes. The hydraulically operated clutch was new as well, and an optional Laycock-de Normanville overdrive, attached to the 4-speed gearbox became standard after the first 100 cars. Worm-and-sector steering and a live axle rear end were also carried forward from previous models. The standard DBA engine model with twin SU carburettors produced 162hp, though an optional dual-exhaust system (a claimed 16 bhp increase) raised this to a reputed 178hp. Thus equipped, the car could reach 60 mph in 9.3 seconds and hit 120 mph. We are delighted to be able to offer this exquisite DB 2/4 Mk III for the first time since it was purchased by the current family custodians over 56 years ago. The first owner was a Mr W. Griffith from Somerset, who owned chassis number AM300/3/1433 until 1960, when he placed an advert in the local newspaper. Mr Marcus Green, a long-standing member of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club, saw the advert and immediately arranged a viewing. A deal was struck and Mr Green bought the car, which is still in his garage today. In 2003, the car was inherited by Mr Green’s son in law, himself a skilled mechanical engineer, who set about restoring the Aston to its former glory. The restoration was a complete body-off nut and bolt rebuild that took place over 2-3 years and significant time and effort was put into ensuring the shut lines were better than when new. The original engine was rebuilt and the interior trimmed to a high specification. The car today is reading a mere 67,000 miles from new and still presents beautifully with dark blue paintwork that retains an excellent shine. In addition, original tools can be found under the bonnet along with the chassis plate and many other original components. Upon Hexagon Classics acquisition a re-trim was carried out in manufacture’s colour option of Connolly Bros Vaumol VM3393 Grey and a re-trim of all carpeting, also in grey. Our post sale services will include a fresh service and safety related checks which will be completed by Aston Martin marque specialists. It is now time for this Aston Martin to find a new keeper who will hopefully preserve it for many future generations to come. Available for inspection at our central London showrooms.
1955 Lancia Spider Aurelia G.T. 2500 B24 - “America” by Pininfarina Right Hide Drive: Supplied New in Italy: EU Taxes Paid: 1 of 59 Produced Chassis Number: B24 -1004 Engine Number: B24 – 1029 2015 Mille Miglia Entrant (Car Number 375) Lancia’s first post-war car, the revolutionary Aurelia, appeared in 1950. Its combination of the first production V-6 engine with a balanced transaxle gearbox and inboard rear brakes were revelations in post-war Europe. The initial B10 saloon was quickly followed by a coupe, the B20, which was built on a shortened platform. Although the Aurelia was built with a semi-unitary body, a platform for coachbuilders (the B50) was also offered, on which Pininfarina built a four-seat cabriolet. However, it was felt that a proper open two-seater sport model was required, especially for the U.S. market. The answer was the B24 Spider “America”, which was launched in 1954. Pininfarina’s shapely roadster was built on a wheelbase that had been shortened a further 210 millimeters from the coupé, and it featured a dogleg wraparound windshield and side curtains, with no external handles for doors or the boot to interrupt the almost liquid lines. As Lancia had established itself in the early 1950s as a force in international competition, it is not surprising that hints of the marque’s D24 racing car could be seen in the look of the new sports car. After only 240 of the Spider “America’s” were built, a heavily revised model, the B24 convertible, was introduced in 1956. With an eye towards creature comforts rather than sportiness, the convertible added weight with roll-up windows, higher doors, more interior furnishings, and a more upright windshield. At once, the Spider “America” was destined to be set apart from the rest! a magnificent motorcar to complete a future Mille Miglia in! Of the 240 examples built, we understand that only 59 were built to Right Hand Drive specification. Our “Spider America” was the 4th chassis sequence motorcar produced. The 1st chassis was a prototype and has subsequently been destroyed. Chassis 1002 was the 1st completed and existing Left Hand Drive car and was exhibited at the Brussels Motor Show in 1954. We also believe that our car was the 3rd right hand drive car manufactured and supplied new to Works Maserati / Ferrari Grand Prix driver Cesare Perdisa. Hexagon Classics Aurelia G.T. has lived entirely in the temperate climate of Northern Italy until its purchase by us and the previous owner had just completed a comprehensive refurbishment programme costing in excess of Euro 50,000. These very rare motorcars are only seldom offered publicly for sale; at the Monterey, California Auctions August 2016 a 1955 Lancia Spider Aurelia G.T. 2500 B24S - “America” by Pininfarina (1 of 181 Produced) achieved at Gooding’s US$ 2,007,500.00 (GBP 1,500,000 Approx.) We offer for sale as owners and not a brokerage offer at GBP 945,000.00 (US$ 1,249,000.00) Available for inspection at our central London showroom in South Kensington showrooms.
Mercedes-Benz 280SL ‘California Coupé’ with Hardtop (1970) Right Hand Drive: ZF 5 Speed Manual 51,575 documented miles from new Chassis: 11304420016494 Engine: 13098320006123 The Paul Bracq-designed Mercedes-Benz 113 series succeeded both the 190SL and 300SL and made its public debut at the 1963 Geneva Auto Show. The first model, the 230SL, was a comfortable, well-equipped and compact two-seat sports touring machine that provided better performance than the 190SL. Instantly recognisable by virtue of their unique and strong detachable hardtop design, the cars were colloquially known as “Pagodas” The 280SL was introduced in 1967 and powered by a new 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine that produced 180bhp, 20 horsepower more than the preceding 250SL’s. The 280 SL, with its effortless power delivery has become the most sought-after of SL’s. This rare ZF 5 Speed 280SL is an example of the ‘California Coupé’, a 2+2 version (first introduced on the 250SL) that came with a rear bench seat occupying the space hitherto reserved for the convertible top. A removable hardtop provided the weather protection. Supplied new to the temperate climate of South Africa our 280 SL was then purchased by Mr Cassidy in 1999 and brought to the UK where it was subsequently put in to long term storage. Whilst in storage, the Mercedes has been kept in superb order throughout. This beautifully presented Mercedes-Benz comes with the following: * Original service book stamped from April 1970 * Original Owner’s Manual * Original Parts Catalogue * Original Wallet * Workshop Manual * Original Factory Data Card * Original Tools and Roll * Various invoices * 2 sets of original keys Long appreciated for its timeless style and excellent driving dynamics, this Mercedes- Benz is both a valuable collector’s car and a very satisfying one to drive. Mercedes-Benz marketed this car as “the sum total of everything the Mercedes-Benz engineers have learned about high-performance sporting machinery.” Four decades later the 280SL represents the finest convertible ever made by Mercedes-Benz. This stunning Mercedes-Benz is now available for viewing at our central London showrooms.
Aston Martin V8 Series III (Weber Carburetors) (1974) Left Hand Drive: Manual Transmission One Owner and 41,150 Miles from New One of Only One Hundred and Twenty Four Cars Produced After the sale of Aston Martin to ‘Company Developments’ in January 1972, work started on a comprehensive facelift of the DBS V8, the main visual cue being the adoption of single headlamps and a revised front grill. Now known as the AM V8, the car retained the Bosch mechanical fuel injection system until August 1973, when four twin choke Weber carburettors were fitted Externally the Weber carburettor V8’s featured a noticeably larger air intake and bulge extending to the back of the bonnet to cover the four twin choke 42 mm Weber’s and air box. Another change to the body which allows for easy identification of these cars and beyond is the panel below the rear screen. Previously this panel had louvers but these were deleted and the panel gained a small lip just above the boot lid. There were many other detailed improvements to the car with revised front seats, revised switches, improved cooling to engine and transmission plus a new fuel tank which gave more luggage space. The cars performance is a very impressive indeed; 310 bhp 5.3 litre engine delivering a top speed of 146 mph and hit 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds as tested in Autocar, Sept 1973. Our ultra-rare one owner car from new and largely original Left Hand Drive EU Specification V8 Manual Coupe was supplied new by Hexagon for personal export to Switzerland. This superb European specification factory original left hand drive model is one of only one hundred and twenty four cars produced by Newport Pagnell. All post-sale services etc. will be completed by an official Aston Martin Heritage Service Centre, prior to handover. With prices of these historically important V8 ‘s increasing in response to the rise in value of the David Brown DB4, 5 and 6’s, this particular model represents a unique opportunity to acquire one of the best low mileage and single family ownership examples in the market place today. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.
Bentley S1 Continental Fastback Coupé (1956) Chassis No: BC.73.AF: UK Supplied: Ex. Swiss Title Unique Original Build Colour Specification The ’50s were a never-to-be-replicated era for spectacular automobile design. Bentley Motors, wishing to make its mark in the early ’50s, made a big splash with its R-type Continental in 1952 and most of the 200 + examples produced featured a bold fastback design, with two raised fins on each side at the rear. When introduced, the car was the fastest and safest four-seat production car in the world. It was a spectacular success, despite costing many times more than a Cadillac of the same era. 1956 marked the final iteration of the W.O. Bentley- designed straight-six engine. With 4.9 litres, increased compression, larger carburettors and intake valves, power was said to have increased by 13 percent. As cars became more powerful and refined through the 1950s, Bentley adapted the new “Cloud”-series chassis and engine to its prior fastback design, this time on the S-1 chassis. Gone were the weight-saving features of the R-type model, such as lightweight seats, replaced by more luxurious features. Other newer features could then be ordered, like electric windows and air conditioning. Combined with a host of suspension, steering and braking improvements, which by this time were power-assisted, the entire S1 Continental package was finely tuned to ensure capable, competent road manners and excellent performance. The S-1 Continental Fastback Coupé by H.J. Mulliner was a big success continuing in the tradition of its predecessor. Collectors have recognised the uniqueness of its styling and the fastback cars have recently experienced a great increase in both demand and price. The Bentley S-1 fastback, of which less than 120 were manufactured in both RHD and LHD, is a comparative bargain to its European competition and one twelfth as common as a Gullwing, for example. Our car BC.73.AF was the 22nd motorcar completed at the H. J. Mulliner workshops, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W4 & was supplied via official Bentley sales agent Charles Attwood & Sons Ltd to P Gibbons of Wolverhampton in March 1956. Mr Gibbons commissioned his motor car to be specially built in his personal & very rare colour choice of Vineyard Green with Beige Hide interior as the car is still presented today. On Hexagon Classics acquisition, we commenced a comprehensive re-commissioning of the Bentley – Bare Metal repaint in its original factory colour. – Complete mechanical re-furbishment to include detailed engine compartment preparation. – Renewal of MOT test certificate. – Re-furbishment of interior by Connolly trained personnel. – Exterior renewal of coachlining by the traditional method. Accompanying the Bentley is the cars historical chassis file which includes: – Drivers Hand Book “S” Type – Factory Build Sheet Specification – S1 Continental Production Schedule – Varies Service Maintenance Invoices – FIVA Identity Card – Ex CH Title Document (Fahrzeugausweis) – UK Vehicle Registration Documents This sensational and highly regarded S1 Continental Fastback Coupé is now available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.
Ferrari BB 512 (Carburettor) (1978) Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied: 1 of 101 Cars Produced Ferrari Classiche Certified: 24,767 miles: Ferrari Service History Having reasserted itself at the top of the supercar hierarchy with the first ‘Boxer’ – the 365GT/4 BB – Ferrari went one better in 1976 with its successor the BB 512. The increase in engine size to 4942cc was made not so much with increased power in mind but to enable the 512BB to meet increasingly stringent emissions targets without loss of performance. Displacement was increased by enlarging both bore and stroke, while in addition the compression ratio was raised and dry-sump lubrication adopted. The result of all these changes was a useful increase in torque which, coupled with revised gear ratios, made the 512BB a far more tractable and enjoyable car to use. Changes to Pininfarina’s inspired coachwork were not surprisingly few as their original design for the 365BB was sensational. Revised front air-dam spoiler beneath the nose, brake-cooling NACA ducts ahead of the rear wheel arches, four rear lights instead of six and revised air intake boxes, while slightly lower profile rear tyres meant that the width of the 512’s rear grew by just over 25mm. The running gear likewise came in for only minor revision, gaining stiffer springs/anti-roll bars and altered damping rates, while the already excellent all-round ventilated disc brakes remained unchanged. Inside, the 512 remained virtually the same as before but for the welcome adoption of multi-way adjustable seats in place of the fixed originals. Road & Track magazine had achieved a speed of 175mph (280km/h) in the preceding 365GT/4 BB, and although lack of road space prevented the discovery of their test 512’s capability; Ferrari’s claimed maximum of 188mph was felt entirely realistic. At the world launch of the motorcar Road & Track stated that the Ferrari 512 Boxer was regarded as the best all-round sports and GT car we’ve tested. If we had to pin the reasons down to one it would have to be that the Ferrari doesn’t forget the driver. The Boxer has it all, the speed, the handling, the lovely shape, the well done cockpit and, most important of all, a reputation for reliability. Possessing an engine directly related to Ferrari’s contemporary Formula 1 unit, as well as being both lighter and faster than the legendary Daytona, the 512BB was one of the most capable and exciting supercars of its era and is still capable of providing all the thrills that an enthusiastic owner-driver Our car #23527 was supplied new by myself, whilst I was the Sales Director of the official Ferrari distributors for London, HR Owen. My client Mr R Gawn of Cambridge commissioned the car to be Exterior: Rosso Rubino Metalizzato / Nero Base Today, the car has covered approximately 24,767 miles & comes complete with its original leather pouch and books, original toolkit, jack & spare wheel. Hexagon Classics have completed a full re-commissioning programme which included the following detailed works: •Complete bare metal re-paint in the original manufacture colour – Rosso Rubino Metalizzato •New Leather interior – VM3997 Connolly Crema by Luppi, Modena, Italy) •Extensive mechanical refurbishment by official Ferrari Classiche Service Centre •Ferrari Classiche Certified Accompanying the car is an historical chassis file and factory equipment that includes: •Original Leather Handbook Pouch •Original Handbook & Sales /Service Centre booklets •Original Tool Attaché Case •Original Factory Production invoices •Maintenance Invoices from 1985 •Historical Tax Discs from 1996 Without doubt this is a unique opportunity to acquire one of Ferrari’s most highly sought after contemporary models, perhaps their first real supercar. Presented in concours condition, with entirely correct matching numbers & presented in original manufacturers exterior and interior finishes. The issuance of Ferrari Classiche Certification together with its extremely low recorded mileage makes this particular Ferrari 512 BB Carburettor perhaps the most collectable Right Hand Drive Berlinetta currently available for sale anywhere today. Our 512 BB is now available for the closest inspection at our central London showrooms.
Aston Martin DB6 Coupé (1967) Right Hand Drive: Automatic Transmission Chassis No: DB6/3241/R Engine No. 400/3313 Long Term Ownership 33 years Correct Matching Numbers: Of all the cars ever produced by Aston Martin, the DB6 is arguably the ultimate development of the David Brown “gentleman’s express” concept of a Grand Touring motor car. The DB6 continued the attractive styling of covered headlamp nose, while the back ended in an aero-efficient “Kamm tail” which featured a small upswept spoiler. The chassis was extended 3.75-inches in order to accommodate for the first time a pair of usable rear seats and the body panels were, as always with an Aston, of hand-formed aluminium. The new DB6 also featured enhanced options to include; power-assisted Girling disc brakes and a limited slip differential. The interior coddled the lucky occupants in the finest Connolly hides and Wilton wool carpet – quite the anomaly when one considers that all this limo luxury travelled zero to 60 miles per hour in under seven seconds and had a top speed of 148 miles per hour! # 3241/R was supplied new on the 10th November 1967 by Rose & Young Ltd, Caterham Surrey to Mr N Jaweather of Footcray, Kent. The last owner, a prominent Italian lawyer & a resident of Rome, kept & enjoyed the Aston as his daily motorcar for over 30 years until Hexagon Classics acquisition in the summer of 2015! The car was commissioned to be built to the following specification and options, as the car is still presented today. •Exterior: Dawn Blue (Rolls-Royce Colour Option) we understand one of only 3 cars manufactured to this specification •Interior: Connolly Grey Hide VM3393. Borg Warner automatic gearbox, heated rear screen, chromium wire wheels, power operated aerial, three eared spinners, factory fitted power assisted steering & front headrests. In Hexagon Classics ownership, the following restoration works have been completed: •Bare metal repaint in Dawn Blue •Complete re-trim in Connolly Grey Hide VM 3393 •New Wilton Carpets in Grey •New Chromium Wire Wheels •Comprehensive Mechanical overhaul by marque specialists costing in excess of £80,000.00 The motorcar is presented with the following documentation: •Factory Build Specification Sheet •BMIHT Heritage Certificate •Original Drivers Instruction Hand Book •Original Road Test Reports •Factory Brochure •Contemporary service & restoration invoices from 1983 We are very proud to offer for sale this wonderful Aston Martin DB6 Automatic Coupe, presented in superb restored condition, ready to be used & enjoyed. Displayed in our South Kensington showrooms & available for immediate inspection.
Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Litre Semi-Lightweight Open Two Seater Registration No: NBD 2 Chassis Number: 1R 41065 Engine Number: ZA9040-8 One Owner and a Complete Documented History from New! The Late owner Richard Colton, well known philanthropist, who had had the pleasure of piloting an ex-Ecurie Ecosse C-Type on the Mille Miglia Storica, commissioned NBD 2 from one of the world’s leading authorities on Lightweight E Types, Bryan Wingfield of DRL Engineering during summer 1991. The recognised master in his field, Wingfield only built a handful of `Semi-Lightweight’ Open Two Seaters, a letter on file records only 3 such motorcars in 1991/2, one of which was a low drag coupe. The work of renowned specialist RS Panels, the re-born Jaguar’s alloy monocoque was reinforced via the use of steel for its floor, front / rear bulkheads and internally braced sills not to mention a Safety Devices rollover bar. Lighter yet stiffer than its production equivalent, the resultant bi-metal structure was fitted with uprated suspension (rose-jointed anti-roll bars, adjustable shock absorbers) and more efficient brakes (XJ callipers). Built by Dave Butcher, the 3.8 litre engine featured D-type camshafts and triple Weber carburettors. Reputed to develop 282bhp and 275lbft of torque, the straight-six was allied to a five-speed manual Getrag gearbox. Riding on correct-type `peg drive’ alloy wheels and clad with alloy outer panels, `NBD 2′ is understood to weigh 23.3 cwt with a few gallons of fuel aboard. Visually distinguished from a factory `Lightweight’ by its more steeply raked windscreen, the open two-seater also boasted a properly lined hardtop, Parchment leather / Chiltern Tweed upholstery and full carpet / door trims all by Suffolk & Turley. Writing in the Jaguar Drivers’ Club Newsletter (January 2007 issue), Richard Colton recalled that `The Wingfield Lightweight’ first moved on the road in August 1992. Since then it has covered many miles on the Continent, climbed all the major Alpine Rally passes and competed in: •The Rallye Pyrenees (x2) •Prix des Alpes (x2) •Rally Atlantique •Carrera d’Espagne •Euroclassic (x3) •RAC Haynes Two-Days (x2) •Entente Cordiale (x3) The car has also had the privilege of being driven on some of the world’s leading motor racing circuits which included: •Goodwood •Silverstone •Castle Coombe •Snetterton •Thruxton •Zandvoort •Zolder •Nurburgring •Hockenheim •Clermont Ferrand •Reims •2005 Woodbridge Speed Trials’ when the car recorded 143.6mph for the standing mile Accompanying the Jaguar is its fantastic historical chassis file, which comprises complete construction records from new, period photographs, service records, personal correspondence from Richard Colton, period magazine articles, Mot certificates & an operating maintenance & service handbook. It should be noted that the Six continuation Lightweights recently completed by the Jaguar factory & reputedly sold for in excess of 1M GBP, (current value in excess of GBP 2m) were built in conjunction with some of the very same experts responsible for NBD 2! This magnificent motorcar has covered only 24,900 miles since new in the hands of the late Richard Colton & his wife only. Hexagon Classics are proud to offer for sale as owners, this unique Jaguar, which is available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms – a quite unrepeatable opportunity.
1965 Jaguar 4.2 Litre ‘E’ Type Fixed Head Coupe Chassis No: 1E. 2090 Engine No: 7E. 5838-8 Only 10,513 miles from New The Lowest Mileage Fixed Head Coupe in Existence? The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. It combined sensational looks, high performance and competitive pricing that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. On the cars public release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made” The Jaguar 3.8 Litre ‘E’ Type was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 Litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK engine from the XK150S. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8 Litre engine was increased to 4.2 Litres in October 1964. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958. The first series motorcars can be recognized by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small “mouth” opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. Our utterly unique Jaguar ‘E’ Type was supplied new via the factory authorized Jaguar Cars distributor for Christchurch, New Zealand Archibald’s Garage to Mr D. G Owen on the 11th of February 1966. We understand that the Jaguar resided in New Zealand until it was acquired by Hexagon Classics. The Jaguar’s historical chassis file includes: * Original Certificate of Registration (1966) * Original Handbook Wallet * Original Jaguar Operating, Maintenance & Service Handbook inc. Factory Amendments * Original Maintenance Voucher Book * Original Factory Warranty Certificate * Original Jaguar Maintenance Chart * Original Factory Tuning & Preparation Book * Original Dealer Book & JDC Drivers Club Prospectus * Original Factory Supplied Tool Roll (Complete) * Original Factory Supplied Jack The current total mileage of our outstanding Jaguar 4.2 Litre ‘E’ Type Fixed Head Coupe stands at, 10,513 m and surely represents a unique opportunity to purchase and own one of the most iconic, lowest mileage motorcars of the 20th century; a “Jaguar E Type Fixed Head Coupe” Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms: £249,995.00
1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet: Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied 1 of Only 68 Right Hand Drive Cars Ever Produced Correct Matching Numbers Examples of this superb handmade model were built to extremely high standards and competed head on with Rolls-Royce & Bentley Corniche Convertibles as the ultimate soft top 4 seater motorcar. An enthusiast looking for a full 4-seater classic cabriolet would have a hard time finding a nicer collectible Mercedes Benz cabriolet than this car; so thoroughly modern and easy to use with its snug-fitting six-layer convertible top, excellent sound-deadening and quiet V8 engine and power steering. The 280SE 3.5 can cruise at today’s elevated speeds, delivering four people in better comfort than many new Our ultra-rare right hand drive cabriolet benefits from the highly desirable option of floor mounted 4-speed automatic gearbox, power windows and front head rests. Presented in near concours condition with the added benefit of a highly detailed restoration both bodily and mechanically by Australia’s leading Mercedes Benz restoration company Sleeping Beauties of Brisbane. Accompanying the car is its original handbook with the detailed pictures of the restoration completed. This magnificent 280SE 3.5 we believe is the only right hand drive example convertible offered for sale anywhere in the world today. Now available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.