Variant name:280 SE 3.5 ,Derivative:C111 , 1971 Mercedes-Benz W111 280 3.5 coupe RHD 1 of 245, “Christine” - Formerly owned by Laura Ashley. This rare and stunning coupe comes from long term ownership of over 17 years, of which over £50,000 has been recently spent with Hilton and Moss visually and technically restoring the vehicle back to her former glory. Our client has looked after ‘Christine’ with a no expense spared attitude and a most fastidious attention to detail has been thus lavished upon the car. With clinical levels of accuracy to component overhauls, and every single procedure being carried out to the most exacting standards, down to every last nut, bolt and screw this surely has to be one of the very best W111 3.5 coupes available on the market today. The list of works completed on the car in the last few years - undertaken by ourselves - is extensive. Other previously completed works by marque specialists whilst in our clients care are also fully documented within the history file of this much pampered car. The engine has been fully overhauled, as have all other technical / mechanical components like the gearbox, rear axle, braking and steering systems plus nearly all ancillary mechanical components. The front end wiring harness has been completely restored and the car comes fresh from our paint shop, gleaming in two tone 050 cremeweiss / 040 schwartz. All data card correct of course. Complimenting the arrow straight bodyshell is an acre of gleaming restored chromework, in addition to a full retrim by a marque specialist, with fresh macasa wood overhaul just to finish it all off inside this beautifully spacious and palatial cabin. The details on this one must be seen to be appreciated, from small but important things such as the original spec restored Becker radio and rear shelf speakers (head unit still under warranty), down to the tool kit in the boot, this is a rare car that is even rarer to find restored this well. The shell is believed to be all on factory welds and panels with just localised repairs as opposed to panel replacement being needed over its life. The net result is visible original spot welds and details often lost during restoration of these rare coupes and this shell’s originality thus really is in another league compared to most W111’s you would ever encounter. All details of this car have been put back to be as datacard correct as possible, to aid future values and preserve this piece of MB history how she left the factory nearly half a century ago. A seriously comprehensive history file comes with the car, detailing every expenditure over the last 2 decades, every mot, everything you could ask for with the car down to handbooks - the lot. This wonderful insight into the cars past and present comes in a 3 inch thick stack, catalogued chronologically to compliment the wonderfully presented car with as comprehensive a history as you could wish for. This also documents the prior ownership from day 1, to when the car was once famously owned by Laura Ashley, and then latterly her son Nick Ashley. The car also underwent a colour change to grey when 10 years old, which was put back to original black over crème during the recent restoration with our client. The car is priced sensibly and priced to sell, and with the recent £50,000 expenditure it makes the car excellent value for the new owner with all major expenses taken care of. Excellent investment opportunity of a very rare machine which is fast appreciating in value and has been restored correctly…
Variant name:280 SL ,Derivative:R107 , The R107 took the chassis components of the midsize Mercedes-Benz W114 model, The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. In October 1974, and in almost perfect timing in the aftermath of the 1973 energy crisis, the SL was expanded to receive the excellent 2.8-litre twin-cam to create the 280SL. Given that certain buyers were downsizing, and existing Pagoda owners greeted the new 280SL warmly, it's no surprise that the six-cylinder roadster went on to sell so well. This particular SL was first registered on the Island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, it came to the UK shores in 2011, The service history booklet has 21 Main Dealer and Specialist service stamps. Making it an idea useable and economical convertible complete with factory hardtop. Part exchange welcome. Competitive finance available. Please call Fraser on 07880 554460 or 01279 813907 for more information. **viewing by appointment only**
Variant name:3.8 , The Holy grail Jaguar Mk2, A genuine 3.8 litre “Coombs”. This is one of only 33 believed ever built and recently certified for us by Ken Bell, former workshop manager of Coombs who actually built this very car. Coombs of Guildford were a leading race team in the 60’s preparing and campaigning Mk2 Jaguars with huge success, John Coombs himself piloted the most successful cars from any racing stable at the time. To understand what a Coombs car is, you have to understand the special engineering carried out to the converted cars, with many options available. This car was given the full monte, 9:1 compression pistons, 2” HD8 SU carburettors, special induction manifold, Barwell gas flowed and ported head specially for coombs, D-type camshafts, larger inlet valves, modified distributor, special straight through competition exhaust system centre exit, lead-bronze main and big end bearings, lightened flywheel, high ratio steering box, koni shock absorbers, modified suspension including stiffer anti-roll bar / stiffer coil springs to front / heavy duty leaf springs to rear, extra wide track chrome Dunlop wire wheels, E type all synchromesh gearbox with Laycock de Normandville overdrive, Power-Lok 3.73 ratio rear axle, front and rear arches modified by Coombs to accommodate wide track wheels, E type wood rim steering wheel, wooden gear lever knob, push button radio with twin speakers / balance control and roof aerial, reclining seats, heated rear window, foglamp covers and ‘Sundym’ tinted glass. This is a very capable car even today, and in period this was a race car for the road, a supercar of its time and faster than a 3.8 E type. This example has just 1 former keeper, a well-known musician from the sixties, and the most incredible provenance. This car with its special order black trim over opalescent silver grey paintwork, and almost all options chosen, was deemed lost – the Coombs register actually compiled by Ken Bell had this cars whereabouts marked as unknown / perhaps lost. However this was as the owner was very discreet, didn’t publicly flaunt his car and therefore it floated under the radar for 51 years. Cars like this come once in a lifetime if lucky enough, with irrefutable provenance and ownership, from Coombs factory notes on the commissioning of the car, log book showing number of former keepers – ‘none’,down to the build sheet still in its 3 box file thick history. Of the lowly number of cars built, around 30-35 cars total, quite a few have been lost, raced, crashed, taken apart etc, and the ones that have survived are often in different configuration to how they were built. Not this car, she carries all of her original spec, right down to the finest detail, her vented bonnet the only alteration. (we have the original bonnet also). Her only discerning owner maintained her so sympathetically and she has only covered just over 70k miles. This has to be the most original, highest spec, lowest ownership GENUINE Coombs MK2 in existence? A vehicle of serious historic importance, so rare with only twenty something examples left – this recently discovered treasure was thought to be lost forever. Find another. Hilton and Moss are very proud to be the new custodians of such a significant piece of motoring history, be sure to see us with the car at all of the important historic vehicle events next year.
Variant name:420 SL ,Derivative:R107 ,Variant: 420 SL 1989 Mercedes-Benz R107 420SL. A very late car, one of the last, presented in Signal Red with cream leather this is a very well specced example. Being the last of the line, she has the facelift front end, wheels and interior options. The powerful V8 runs well and has a different character to the 300 straight six model, more muscular and sporty. This example is offered with an excellent body, and the opportunity to take the car to a different level. The car's build with us can be specced by the new owner. We are proposing to keep the colourway but perhaps mildly uprate some of the mechanical components, or its appearance to unleash the potential of her sporting pretensions. Speak to member of our team about the array of options possible as we commission a repainting and retrimming of this car. An exciting short term project to be tailored to your own spec.
Variant name:CARRERA TARGA SPORT ,Variant: CARRERA TARGA SPORT This 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport Targa is presented in Guards red, with black interior and red piping, and is a stunning example of the breed. Showing just 40k miles this cherished example has just received recent expenditure of over 6k to keep her up to this truly exceptional standard. Fresh MOT with no advisories whatsoever, the car has an excellent service history – The history file contains the original service book with its first stamp in 1992 at 11,920 miles and nine further stamps between 2000 at 25,908 miles and 2016 at 40,139 miles, all MOTs from 1996. Very original bodywork, toolkit, handbooks and being a very late car – she has the 3.2 litre engine and desirable Getrag G50 gearbox, along with improved factory galvanization / rustproofing – one look at the underside will pay testament to this fact, she is one of the best we have seen. This is the one to have and with such low mileage and excellent investment opportunity this is a collectors dream.
Variant name:350 SL ,Derivative:R107 ,Variant: 350 SL Coming from part of a private collection, this remarkable time-warp R107 350sl is something very special. With a truly remarkable 28,620 miles, a very comprehensive history to back this up, and great period colourway – this is a true collector’s item. Being so original from the seam sealer underneath, to the cavity waxing the car is like it has been in a time capsule from the seventies. With very original paintwork, uncracked dash, dealer fitted period radio cassette and rear spoiler with unmarked hood and perfect hardtop, the car wants for nothing, and will grace any collection or classic Mercedes-Benz event. Sympathetically recommissioned she is now ready to enjoy. A Seventies Mercedes-Benz SL at its finest, surely one of the finest survivor cars available?
Variant name:SL500 ,Derivative:R129 (FL) ,Variant: SL500 This phenomenal 1996 SL500 is indistinguishable from new. Ex demo plus 2 former keepers this is the ultimate spec available for the model. Exclusive Designio Two Tone Leather to Dash, Doors and Hood Cover, 5 Speed Electronic Automatic Gearbox with Cruise Control, 18′ AMG Multi Piece Alloys, AMG Body Styling Kit from new, Adaptive Damping System, Heated Front Seats, Optioned Wood Leather Steering Wheel, Electronic Stability Program, very rare panoramic Glass Hardtop, Twin Airbags and side Airbags, Exquisite Radio/Cassette with CD Changer, Automatic Climate Control, Automatic Anti-Glare Rear View Mirror, Electric Front Seats with Memory for Seats, Mirrors and Steering, Headlamp Wash Wipe, Infra-Red Remote Central Locking, Outside Temperature Gauge, Rain Sensor, Rear Child Seats, Walnut Wood Trim etc This vehicle is simply stunning throughout and a serious collectors item. The R129 is a rapidly appreciating Classic SL and this has to be one of the very finest available anywhere with just 29k miles.
Variant name:V12 ,Variant: V12 This glorious 2005 Aston Martin DB9 V12 is one of Newport Pagnell’s finest. Just one former keeper from new and displaying just 76,000 miles. Finished in Midnight blue Mica with Caspian blue leather interior, blue carpets, blue stitching throughout and walnut veneer. Specification includes: 20 inch DBS alloys, satellite navigation, heated front seats, cruise control, heated front screen and Linn 260w audio system. Achingly beautiful, ever so classy and the Aston Martin V12 soundtrack is a aural symphony that must be experienced. Representing superb value for money, prospective clients are advised to be quick before the market for the DB9 takes the inevitable turn skyward
Variant name:190 SL ,Derivative:W121 ,Variant: 190 SL Pre-inspected by our Mercedes Benz team, this 190SL will make an ideal restoration project. Extremely good value – please contact Gavin Thorn for more information on this right hand drive project or other left hand drive projects. Please note this vehicle will only be sold as a restoration project to be completed by ourselves.
Variant name:V8 II ,Derivative:123 ,Variant: V8 II 1971 Series 2 Jensen Interceptor. Currently undergoing extensive modification and modernisation through our restoration centre. We wanted to create an Interceptor with the go to match its show, so we’ve fitted an LS3 V8 mated to a Tremec T56 gearbox. The exterior of the car has been taken back to bare metal and all corrosion attended to. The car is now in primer awaiting a prospective buyer to specify the colourway – both exterior colour and interior colour can be anything a future client desires.
Variant name:COUPE ,Variant: COUPE This 1980 Helios Blue Porsche 911 SC has lived a pampered life and comes to us in a rust free condition. The 3.2 litre flat six cylinder engine produces 231 horsepower making the car a delight to drive further helped recently when the braking system was fully overhauled. The driving experience is of paramount importance to Porsche, epitomized in this car with the desirable 5 dial dash and the tombstone seats both of which add to the iconic driver focused cabin. The specification of the car is further improved with the addition of the Fuchs alloy wheels. The car comes with comprehensive history including original handbooks, a fully documented service history and MOTs as well as the original Porsche passport which details the maintenance guidelines.
Variant name:VANTAGE , This beautiful Aston Martin DB6 is currently undergoing the re-fit stage of restoration and will be completed to a very high standard. Information from Heritage Certificate – Make/Model: Aston Martin DB6 Saloon Car/Chassis Number: DB6/2962/R Engine Number: 400/2961 Body Number: Not recorded Specification: RHD, Home Market Colour: Mink (exterior) Dark Blue (Trim) Date Of Build: 21 September 1966 Date Of Despatch: 31 March 1966 Destination (Dealer): Plough Motors (Stroud Valley) Limited Other Numbers (where recorded): Gearbox 10240, Rear Axle Number F66/145, Key FS.888, FS.918 Details Of Factory Fitted Equipment: Automatic Gearbox, Power Assisted Steering, Chrome Roadwheels, Heated Rear Window, Three Eared Centre Locking Hub Nuts, Limited Slip Differential, Powered Aerial, SU HD8 Carburettors Other Information: Rear Axle Ratio: 3.54-1. The registration mark KDF 400E (quoted by you) was issued in Gloucestershire. Date Of Issue: 21 August 2009 Upgrades being fitted during body off restoration – Electronic Power Steering (tbc) Wider Chrome Wire Wheels Rolled Arches (to clear the above – subtley executed) Big Brake Kit T5 Gearbox (5 speed manual)
Variant name:SPORTS COUPE ,Variant: SPORTS COUPE This particular DB4 Series 2 is on the market with the previous owner, Mr D Banton, having bought the car in December of 1976 and has just undergone a complete restoration through ourselves. DB4/449/R was first registered on the 17th November 1960 where it was sold to a Mrs N Cotton of Bournemouth, then sold to a Mr S Dicks of London in 1965, whereupon it was sold to Mr Richard Butt of Grays who subsequently sold it to his brother, a Mr (Roger) Butt who kept the car until 1976. Mr D Banton used the car regularly in and around London and perhaps more fitting for a car of this style, slightly further afield with trips across Europe to the French Alps for skiing holidays. In 1983 Mr D Banton sent the car for a full bare metal respray, keeping the original colour of Dubonnet Red. Other work includes receipts in the history file dating back to 1976 with hand written invoices from Ian Moss, Aston Martin specialists. Further maintenance was carried out in the late 70’s with bills from Aston Martin and Aston specialist Hyde Vale and later in 1996 with Ian Moss once again. Also in the history file is a copy of the buff log book, handbook and a copy of the original invoice from 1960. The DB4 was a true sports car to the DB5’s Sports GT, and the values are continuing to increase in line with all classic Aston values. The Series 2 cars had some minor modifications over the original design including a front hinged bonnet (rather than the “crocodile” bonnet of the Series 1), uprated front calipers and oil pump and an enlarged sump. Fresh from a full nut and bolt restoration, the car has had a full bare metal respray in Silver Birch, finished with black leather interior. Oselli have rebuilt the engine to 4.2 litre specification with unleaded fuel conversion, whilst lightening and balancing the engine and fitting Cosworth forged pistons. The 4 speed David Brown gearbox has been rebuilt and overdrive fitted. Electric power steering has been retrofitted, in addition to a heated rear windscreen, electronic clock, electric aerial and retro-look radio with iPod connection. It has new wire wheels with period correct Avon Turbosteel tyres, and a larger anti-roll bar to improve cornering and lessen body roll. The car has also had an oil cooler and Kenlowe electric fan installed. A fantastic opportunity to obtain one of the very best Series 2 DB4s on the market today. For any serious inquiries, please ring Fraser on 01279 813907/07880 554460.
Variant name:VANTAGE , An exciting opportunity to commission a restoration of the iconic and most desirable Aston Martin V8. We have acquired this 1973 matching numbers, original UK RHD, manual gearbox, 5.3 carb fed V8 project car recently as a restoration project. Off of the road for over a decade this is a fantastic opportunity to own and restore a classic Aston Martin with us. Serious enquiries please contact us to discuss the restoration process.
Variant name:OTS RHD ,Variant: OTS RHD CARS (exc. Off-Road)
Variant name:CONVERTIBLE ,Variant: CONVERTIBLE This car is a late 1990, pre-facelift V12 XJS Cabriolet, presented in gunmetal mica with magnolia hide trim. The vehicle was originally supplied by Appleyard Jaguar of Edinburgh, has had 4 former keepers and has covered only 71,000 miles, with good history. It has its original mohair hood, and has recently been through our workshop to raise the car to a fantastic standard. All 5 wheels have been refurbished, with new tyres fitted. The suspension and brakes have been refreshed, along with a full service carried out. Despite the car being largely free of rust, the paintwork was looking tired, so it seemed only right to treat it to a full respray in our professional paint booth, in the car’s original colour. We’ve also refurbished various seat components. The car will also be supplied with its attractive ‘H17 XJS’ registration plate.
Variant name:4.0 ,Variant: 4.0 This is an excellent example of a very rare variant of the iconic Jaguar XJS. In 1992, Jaguar closed the department tasked with manufacturing the ultra luxurious, hand-made Daimler DS420. This left their craftsman facing redundancy unless their skills were used elsewhere – hence ‘Insignia’ was born. This was a bespoke service, allowing prospective buyers to specify an XJ40 or an XJS in various unique colours that were created for the Insignia Collection. You could also specify the trim, wood, wheels etc. – an opportunity to create a vehicle tailored specifically to you. This particular car is one of the best around, having been specced with the majority of the options that were available. Although Jaguar were planning to produce around 200 XJS Insignias, in fact, only 57 were ever produced. Of those, only 7 of the four litre straight six coupes were RHD. This car is one of them, and 1 of 1 in this particular colourway – it is truly unique. A 1993 model, presented in Jaguar Lavender metallic with Lotus white leather interior, and having covered only 48,000 miles – remarkably low for its age – the car is in stunning condition. Without question, one of the most rust free, unmolested examples of an XJS you are ever likely to find. Given the rarity and standard of the car, we couldn’t bear to see the car left with small imperfections, such as car park dents, stone chips etc. Thus, the car has been through our workshop to tidy and freshen up the paintwork, refurbish the wheels etc., which ultimately has brought it up to an excellent standard befitting of its rarity, low miles and originality. The car is also supplied with its attractive K1 XJS numberplate.
Variant name:190 SL ,Derivative:W121 ,Variant: 190 SL This one family owned left hand drive most fantastic fully restored example of the ever popular 190SL model was manufactured in 1962 (end of production). Presented in a lovely period correct Blue Metallic (DB387) paintwork with matching hardtop. navy blue soft top & navy blue leather interior. Factory supplied as a Roadster with the most desirable optional large wrap round window hardtop improving rearward vision. Other factory options included a third seat in the rear (Transverse). Chassis & engine numbers matching car with original engine rebuilt to exacting standards and retaining the smooth original Solex PHH44 carburettors providing a silky smooth acceleration. This 190SL has undergone a full body component off restoration at Hilton & Moss under the watchful eye of our 190SL experts.
Variant name:280 SL ,Derivative:W113 ,Variant: 280 SL This is a 1 former keeper, original UK market, RHD 280SL Pagoda – the most desirable specification. The car is currently in bare metal and is coming towards the end of the metal fabrication stage. We will be taking this shell to a number of car shows in 2017 in bare metal, such is the quality of the fabrication work. Our plan is to paint the shell in our signature shade of DB 172 Anthracite Grey Metallic. Once assembled, we are confident this will be the best example of a 280SL Pagoda in the UK. An exciting and enjoyable project to take on for any prospective buyer looking for the very best 280SL.
Variant name:190 SL ,Derivative:W121 ,Variant: 190 SL CARS (exc. Off-Road)
Variant name:280 SL ,Derivative:W113 ,Variant: 280 SL Having spent most of its life in the States, this 1969 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda was in a remarkably rust free state – one of the best we’ve ever seen, in fact. Residing in a dry state meant the car was able to avoid the rust problems that often plague classic Mercedes of this era, and we were astonished by the originality of the shell. There were no signs of previous accident damage or previous welding, and even the smallest details were still correct to how they would’ve left the production line – the original seams and spot welds, for example, are still visible; details which are often masked by previous paintwork and body repairs. Taking all these original features into account meant it was quite possibly the best 280SL Pagoda shell we’d ever come across. With the car’s previous owner having spent a considerable sum with us on a full body restoration, repaint in DB180 Silver, full conversion to European spec, new hood and partial interior re-trim, in addition to numerous smaller improvements throughout the car, we relished the opportunity to add it to our stock, as we know the car intimately. The restoration is fully documented with over 400 images, which will be supplied with the car. Of course, to do a full colour change necessitated stripping the car down to a bare shell, and work could then begin to rectify the various dents and bodywork issues that were present across the car. Starting life in USA spec, the decision was made to delete the side markers and change the bumpers, headlights and tail lamps for European spec, in addition to fitting the all important chrome flashing underneath the numberplate. The boot floor was rusted through, so that was cut out and replaced with a new, genuine Mercedes-Benz replacement panel. The radiator and various engine bay components were painted satin black, and the fuel pump and injectors were overhauled. New rubber seals were fitted all round the body, in addition to a new windscreen, new headlamp units, new engine auxiliary belts and new water hoses. The wheels were refurbished and powdercoated, and new period correct, whitewall tyres fitted to them. After fitting new tyres, there would have been little point in leaving the braking system feeling lacklustre, so all 4 calipers were removed from the hubs and overhauled. After re-fit, our attention then turned to improving things aurally. Despite these cars benefiting from a lovely sounding straight six engine, it was essential to be able to provide good quality music for those long drives. We carried out a custom installation of speakers and a retro look modern stereo, including trimming the speakers pods in blue leather to match the interior – it’s the little details that define a Hilton and Moss car. A unique opportunity to purchase one of the most original and honest 280SL Pagodas on the road today, with bodywork having been carried out to an exceptionally high standard. For any serious enquiries, please ring Fraser on 01279 813907/07880 554460, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Variant name:300 SL ,Derivative:R129 ,Variant: 300 SL This very early example of the fast appreciating R129 SL surely has to be one of the very best on the market today. A collector’s quality car, displaying just 69k, she is so original and unblemished, with very low ownership – just 2 former keepers!. Coming with original tools, handbooks, unmarked hardtop, even dealer supplied cleaning kit, this car must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated for what she is, an unmolested and cherished survivor. Fitted with the silky 3 litre six cylinder engine she has just come from a comprehensive service from our workshops, ready to take on any classic driving tour, to any show or pride of place in any collection. An exceptional example of the breed and a fast appreciating modern classic.