MGB V8 In 1962, The MGB was introduced as successor of the MGA. Design wise, it looked very modern and so was the choice for the monocoque structure instead of the traditional Body-on-frame construction. By the time production stopped in 1980, MGB had become synonymous for a quick, good-looking and affordable 2-seater sports convertible. The majority of the models had a capable 4-cylinder engine in the front, the MGB GT (Coupe) was also available with a nice MG option Rover V8. The model we can offer you is a very late LE or ‘Limited Edition’ 1980 car, original produced for the USA. Since then, the car had some serious upgrades. The most noticeable upgrade is an engine-swap to the notorious 3.5 Litre MG option Rover V8. In standard trim, this engine would almost weigh the same as an 4-inline but giving you 137BHP instead of the 95BHP of the 4 cylinder. It didn’t stop there.. Fitting a Holey Carburettor and some fiddling, this V8 is now giving you 170BHP (Dyno sheet available). Fitting this in a 970kg car, you can imagine the fireworks it brings! With that speed, you have to upgrade the brakes as well. The front wheels are fitted with wider discs, suspension has been looked at and the car is equipped with 5 very nice lightweight Alloy Minilites. Since it is a late USA version, the car has been lowered and chrome trim has been fitted, to make it look and handle ‘right’. The bucket seats will hold you in place, the Overdrive makes it comfortable on long motorway trips. Painted in a flamboyant red/orange and a racy bulge in the bonnet, the subtle details will make this car a wonderful sleeper. Unbelievably quick and with a nice rumble in the exhaust when you lift the throttle, this is the car you need for the summer! To be honest, with its nice roof and tonneau, this is the car to have all year round. No, this is simply the car to have. Period. (Especially at this price)
1930 was the year that Delage introduced the D6 model range. The 6-cylinder engine was mainly developed for Delage’s luxury cars whose lifespan continued even after World War II until 1953. Starting with a 2001cc 6-cylinder, the engine size increased over time to a 3-litre Postwar engine and so did the power output. Wonderful coach builds were made on these Delages and the make became known for its fabulous automobiles with the D8, 4litre 8- Cylinder, as the pinnacle of a flamboyant luxury car. In the late 30’s, Delage started racing with the D6. First with the D6-70TT, later with the evolution of that car, the Delage D6-75TT. These Delages share the Cotal gearbox and front suspension with the Delahaye race cars, “not a bad thing at all”. The original Cotal gearbox is a superb piece of engineering. Imagine it as a semi-automatic electronic prewar ‘tiptronic’. Very light, easy to work with and no grinding of gears, making it loved by amateurs and racing drivers alike. The Delage we present you is the later and fully developed D6-75TT. Starting life as a regular D6-75, the Grand Prix body was made in the ‘70’s and the engine received all the special racing bits. Fitted with three period downdraft Stromberg carburettors, the uprated inlet manifold, uprated exhaust manifold and system all adding up to about 160bhp. This car is very very fast indeed and has raced all of its life, been entered on many international rallies around the world, and completing the Mille Miglia just last May as start number 148. The engine is currently being professionally rebuilt and will be in perfect fresh condition ready for its next owner. Be quick, this car will sell as fast as it drives! http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/delage-d6-75tt
Introduced in 1967, the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 was the successor of the 330 series. The lines, unmistakably designed by Pininfarina, making it a beautiful and timeless Grand Tourer. Production started in 1968 and only continued until 1971 after 801 Ferrari’s were made. With the new design of Pininfarina, also new technical features were brought into the car. The 365 was equipped from standard with power steering and brakes, electrical windows and self levelling independent rear suspension. All of this making the car a leading example in luxury. If you combine this with the legendary 4.4 litre ‘Colombo’ V12, you will have a car that will go “Rather Well”. With 330 BHP in the front, it is one of the classical Ferrari setups and a well-proven success. This car in particular has received some love from the last owner. New clutch, New tyres, new paintjob and a complete service of the engine, carburetors and fuel system along with a complete checkover, bringing it completely up to expected standards. This 365 is a very nice example in a wonderful and yet elegant colour setting. Jump in an let the scenery slide past you while you carve through the landscape, 365 GT days of the year. http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/ferrari-365-gt-2-2
ONE-OFF BENTLEY 4 1/4 LITRE VESTERS & NEIRINCK, COACHBUILT DROP HEAD COUPE This chassis was produced in February 1937 and shipped on 12-3-'37 to Ets. Pisart, 52 Boulevard de Waterloo in Brussels (now domicile of Polo by Ralph Lauren) for showroom use. A gentleman M. Pater bought the rolling chassis and commissioned a 3 position drop head coupe body at Vesters et Neirinck, 105 Rue du Foyer de Schaerbeekois, a 15 minutes’ walk from his house at 91 rue Metsys in Schaerbeek (Brussels). From 8-19 January B137JY was Vesters & Neirincks' show car at the 1938 Brussels motor show (29st Salon de l'automobile et du cycli). M. Pater took delivery of the car on, 4 May 1938. The chassis card describes the following features delivered with the rolling chassis, one Ace Cornercroft spare wheel cover and 5 wheel discs, a speedometer in kilometers and a petrol gauge in litres. All lamps such as headlamps, fog lamps and taillights are from the Belgium manufacture, Willocq Bottin. All the above features are still on the car at present. The famous Bentley coupe from collector Claude Lang was also built at Vesters & Neirinck in the same months, which is visible in several details. Vesters & Neirinck were one of the top coachbuilders on the Bentley chassis before the war, most of them are still in existence due to their high value and wonderfully crafted design. How B137 JY has survived WWII has to be sorted out, but the fact is that the car turned up in the USA in 1964 at Keith M. Merrick of Sibley Ohio. Then moved in 1967 to Kansas City, where it stayed until it was auctioned in September 1987, where after it came via Classic automobiles to the hands of Anthony Gervis from Stourport on Severn. As the engine was in poor condition when collected in London, mr. Gervis decided to bring the car to Haines and Hall where they then decided to restore the whole car. After spending much money and effort from May 1988 until August 1990 including an engine, brakes and electricity overhaul. mr. Gervis then decided to bring his car in 1991 to Ian Pinder from RR&B in Bromsgrove, very near to where he lives down. They carried out an extensive body-off retrim for £69.000 finished in October 1991. At that stage the odometer read 57.645 kilometers. The present owner bought the car in May 1999 the odometer read 62.646 kilometers. After the first kilometers he asked RR&B to fit an overdrive. The car has been used for some major trips through Europe and even 5000 kilometers through South Africa in 2003 organized by John White from the Bentley drivers club. The car has been seen many times at the annual rallies from the Bentley Drivers Club as well as the Rolls Royce Owners Club. B137 JY won in total 14 trophies, in the beginning second in class but the owner learned fast and was aiming to be first in class resulting several times in 96 points. Even achieving a “best in show” (the P & A Wood trophy) the last trophies were in June 2015 at the RREC annual rally at Burghley house, where he was awarded with “most elegant” and “first in class” again with 96 points! All big and small factory fitted tools are complete and with the car. As the overdrive made a strange noise and the professionals claimed that this kind of overdrive did not properly fit under a Derby Bentley the overdrive has been changed by an high ratio axle (3.64:1) in 2011. All maintenance since 2003 has been carried by Ken Lea. The car is in top condition and ready to drive or show. http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/bentley-4-1-4l-vesters---neirinck-coachbuilt-drop-head-coupe-one-off
This Very special Talbot Lago T26 was sold to it’s first owner a Mr Amiel in the Perpignan area in France in 1947, It was apparently supplied with no bodywork and in chassis and engine form for a bespoke bodywork to be supplied by the customer. The chassis is shortened and the car was supplied with extremely rare Racing parts such as a complete racing specification GS engine with aluminium head, special Weber DCO3 Carburetors, aluminium wide sump, special competition GS brakes with enormous aluminium drums, a GP specification gearbox and numerous other “works type” modifications. Mr Amiel owned the car until around 1970 when it was sold to a Mr Mette in south West France, We have a letter on file from the son of the second owner who was interviewed a few years back and states that he remembers the car quite clearly when his farther bought it, as a rough and rather ugly sports car that went very quickly indeed! (exactly as it is today) His farther used it a little but kept it mostly on display in a Museum in the south of France until it closed. The car was then taken back and used occasionally before selling to a dealer in the early 80’s. The car went through the hands of a few more dealers before ending up in Belgium with a gentleman who kept the car for many years, driving it and racing it in club level events including the Brussels Grand Prix and numerous other events. Now it is in the collection of a well-known Dutch enthusiast who competed successfully in the 2015 and 2016 Mille Miglia with the car. Only for sale now due to a change of plans. We don’t know much detail about it’s early (pre 1970) life other than the name of the owner, and that it was supplied with no bodywork. We have had the car inspected by well-known Talbot-Lago expert Tony Bianchi who states in another letter we have on file, that the chassis has been shortened extremely professionally and it actually took him more than an hour to find out where it was actually shortened, the work has been done in such a way as to suggest it could have been done at the factory. As the engine is the original one supplied by the factory and is of such a high specification with the full GS spec aluminium cylinder head and sump etc, and fitted with the original racing option of three Weber 45 DCO3 carburetors and large GS racing brakes, there seems a very likely possibility that the car was always intended for racing. We feel that the bodywork was probably re-made during the latter part of Amiel’s ownership as it is made poorly and of steel, we presume that the original racing body was damaged and that Amiel later had the body re-made by a local garage / handyman sometime before selling it. We cannot imagine that the mechanical work which is of such high standard was done by the same hands. Quick research has unfortunately not given us any answers. Some serious investigation and research hopefully would reveal the answers. Unfortunately we nor the current owner has the time for this. The car drives extremely well and is very fast with good handling and very good brakes as you can imagine from a car of this specification. Imagine how fast it would have been with its original aluminium bodywork! http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/talbot-lago-t26--amiel-
Purpose built Alvis 4.3l Rally special, ready to take on the next Flying Scotsman and other endurance rallies. A promise for years of fun in this wonderful handling car with more than enough power. The car has been tested on many rallies and has been proven faultless. With it's synchronized gearbox it is very easy for every driver.
In 1963 on the Geneva Motor show, the all new W113, Mercedes 'Pagoda' 230SL was introduced. Its very sleek and elegant design introduced a complete new Design wind within Mercedes. Beautifully designed by Paul Bracq, Béla Barényi and Friedrich Geiger, the design brought airiness, roominess and elegant timeless lines and was well appreciated by the public. Production of the Mercedes W113 commenced in June 1963 with the 230sl. Living up to the heritage of its predecessors, the infamous 300sl and the smaller 190sl, was a big task. However, with the uprated 250SL in 1966 and the biggest, 280sl model in 1967, it was a top selling product in the very high end luxury market and lived up to the task extremely well. The formula seemed to be a great success and the W113 Pagoda has iconic status today. The Pagoda is one of the most sought after 2-door sports roadsters for Sunday cruises as well for the heavier rally work. The top model, the 280sl, propels you with ease to 200km/h with the 170 horses underneath the bonnet. With an empty weight of 1360kg, the power to weight ratio can be called ' very sporty' and great fun! The car we offer you for sale is one of those 7.935 280SL units produced in 1970. It has been restored to very high standards and is almost new from top to bottom. It comes with the very desirable hard top, making it a very comfortable 'winter' car as well as a wonderful summer convertible cruiser. This example is the nicer European spec model, preserving the elegant lines and front headlight lenses. The white steering wheel, will give you that same high end feeling when you will sit in the new interior listening to the original Becker Mexico radio. The only thing you have to think of, is to put it in Drive. The automatic gearbox will do the rest. With a lovely summer coming up, you absolutely cannot be without this car. Capable of cruising to the Côte d'Azur or an speedy local rally, this Pagode in absolute stunning colour setting is the one to have. Please come over and inspect the car. We are convinced that you want to take it home after a test drive. http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/mercedes-280sl-pagoda
LAGONDA 2 LITRE CONTINENTAL 3 POSITION DHC VANDEN PLAS English band leader, musical entrepreneur and composer Ray Noble was born in 1903. As an advisor and conductor at His Master’s Voice from 1929, he became a household name all over the world when, in 1932, he took over the famous Lew Stone band with which he recorded prolifically for HMV in the years to follow. The band, which included such famous stars as trumpeter Nat Gonella and vocalist Al Bowlly was not only a first class dance ensemble but a hot jazz band as well. Noble’s successes allowed him to afford an expensive automobile and in the autumn of 1932, he ordered this Lagonda “Continental” with a special “Three position Drophead Coupé” coachwork by the famous coachbuilders Vanden Plas. Vanden Plas is known for very bespoke coachbuilding on expensive car manufacturers such as Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley, Bentley, Lagonda, Daimler and Rolls Royce. In 1925, the Lagonda factory began production of the 2 litre model and after round about 300 cars, production seized in 1933. In that period they only produced 25 “continental” or “Speed” 2 Litres (distinguishable by the slanting radiator) of which this is the only one originally fitted with this DHC body. Not only the link with Ray Noble and the speed model makes it very special automobile but the fact that is was fitted with a full synchronized gearbox from birth, makes it a very unique example indeed! Ray Noble took delivery of the car in early 1933 and it was registered JJ 8897 in his name, at his London office address at 47 Lower Belgrave Street,on the 2nd March of that year. 1933 was also the year that Ray Noble band made their only tour of a foreign country; they did a summer engagement at the Kurhaus hotel in Schevingen, Holland. Ray Noble left his band and went to the USA in 1934 and was so successful (also as composer of several famous tunes, such as “The very Thought of you”) that he decided to stay. He therefore offered the Lagonda for sale in the summer of 1935. The car has a full history and all subsequent owners are known. Ray Noble had a long and successful career in America which lasted until the late 1960’s when he retired to the channel island of Jersey. He died in 1978. The present owner bought the car in 2015 after it had been stored for more than 15 years. When the car was pushed out from its storage and a new battery was fitted, the engine started at the first attempt (on very stale petrol!) The car is largely in untouched and original condition except that it has had a recent respray; the previous paintwork not being the original had become very tatty and it was decided to repaint the car in its original colour of two tone green. A new hood has also been fitted, the previous one having largely deteriorated. If you are looking for a very special piece of history and a wonderful car to drive, please do not look further and come pay us a visit. This Lagonda is really special and with a full synchronized gearbox also very easy to drive! http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/1933-lagonda-2-litre-continental-3-position-dhc-vanden-plas