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  • 171 - 1963 Innocenti 1100 S Spider

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    Innocenti was an Italian machinery works originally established by Ferdinando Innocenti in 1920. After World War II, the company was famous for many years for Lambretta scooters and from 1961 to 1976, Innocenti built, under licence, the Mini with 998cc and 1,275cc engines. At the November 1960 Turin Motor Show, the 950 Spider was presented. Styled by Ghia and produced by OSI near Milan, the style was classical of the era with rear-wheel drive and aesthetically, with small rear fins; the formula of a small car with a small engine and small price tag would meet the demand of the Italian public. From 1963, the car was equipped with a new engine with increased capacity up to 1098cc, designated 'S' which also offered small aesthetic changes and the adoption of disc brakes. This fantastic little car is believed to be one of only two in the UK and one of only 2,000 made. It is the later 'S' model with the bigger engine, twin carburetors and disc brakes. This car was imported to the UK in 2015 from Rome and has had four owners; it is now registered in the UK with an MoT test certificate valid until February 2017. The owner believes it underwent a major mechanical rebuild in 2010 and has ha

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  • 180 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

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    The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971 and were known as the 'pagoda roof' SL. All models boast an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel engines. Rear-wheel drive configuration was complemented by independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. Most of these early SL's were sold with both the removable hardtop and a soft top. In 1960, Ballinger eventually proposed to develop a completely new 220 SL design based on technology from the W112. This led to the W113 platform with an improved fuel-injected 2.3 litre M127 inline-six engine and the distinctive 'pagoda' hardtop roof. The 230 SL made a remarkable debut at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 where Nallinger introduced it as follows; "It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance which, despite its sports characteristics, provides a very high degree of travelling comfort." This white Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda was first registered on 15th May 1964 to Lady Katie Fraser of Allander, wife of Sir Hugh Fraser who owned the House

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  • 205 - 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Targa

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    Those more observant out there will have noticed the mileage recorded above: 302 miles. There is a good reason for this; Porsche themselves have restored every single nut and bolt on this car. The story begins in 2013 when Porsche GB set a challenge; they asked the UK main dealer network to go out and source a restoration project, spend a year (eight months in reality) restoring it, then present it at the Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham in 2014. Porsche Brooklands found a decrepit 1988 911 3.2 litre Targa which they then pushed into their workshops. As with everything in this world, you get what you pay for and, with their reputation at stake, not to mention their own professional pride, they began the deconstruction process. Time and expense were pushed to the back as they then took those major components and separated them out into their constituent parts. In fact, every single item was separated, repaired, cleaned and polished. If not possible, correct Porsche parts were used in their place. It took an entire team of dedicated Porsche mechanics to create, what is arguably, the finest 911 Targa in the world. It has stood, pride of place, in the Brooklands showrooms since

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  • 209 - 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

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    The DB9 was the star of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor show where it was unveiled to the public for the very first time. The DB9 was powered by a third generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre, V12 and had a top speed of 186mph. It was the first of what was to become a long line of production Aston Martins to use VH architecture; using Superformed parts in the chassis and footwell as well as the body panels. The individual die-cast, extruded or stamped aluminium elements of the VH platform are bonded with strong adhesives and self-piercing rivets to make a lightweight but stiff backbone. Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. Beautifully tailored with the finest of materials, the DB9 uses Bridge of Weir leather, aluminium and wood. The use of wood in the interior was different from previous Aston Martins with customers offered a choice of walnut, mahogany or bamboo. This beautifully presented, two owner from new, righthand drive DB9 comes to us directly from Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell and has a full main agent service history stamped up to 2013 and used little since, and an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2017. The Asto

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  • 203 - 1954 Cooper Jap Mk. VIII Formula 3 Single Seater

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    Cooper's rear-engined racing cars were powered by JAP motorcycle engines and dominated the 500cc Formula 3 scene in the 1950s. Charles and John Cooper's post-war racing car was based on a crashed Fiat Topolino with the single cylinder JAP engine positioned behind the driver offering good weight distribution. Cooper's innovative design was well received and offered a number of future racing drivers' their first taste of success, including Sir Stirling Moss. It wasn't long before Coopers were the car to beat and orders flooded in. The JAP engine was a reliable and trusted unit however, over the course of the next few years, Coopers improved a number of aspects of their cars by using a tubular chassis, rack and pinion steering and transverse leaf spring independent suspension. This Cooper Mk. VIII Formula 3 was originally sold to Bob Gerard, famous for racing Rileys in the 1930s. In 1948, he finished 3 rd in the British Grand Prix in a ERA. Bob Gerard continued having success at national level and he sold this Cooper to Henry Taylor in 1955. Henry Taylor won the Autosport and JAP trophies in this Cooper Mk. VIII. The car changed hands a number of times and eventually was purchased by

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  • 207 - 1963 Porsche 356B Coupé

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    Porsche's 356 became a classic the day the first car left the production line and the ensuing years have only enhanced the legend. Continuous updates from the very earliest days of the model and gradual replacement of its early Volkswagen-based components with parts from Porsche manufacture saw to this. These detail changes came frequently but major change was only made when necessary and after due consideration of their effect to improve performance, ride, handling and the marque's enviable reputation of being able to produce sporting motor cars with competition-beating reliability. After a significant updating in 1955 with the 356A, the 356B was introduced in 1960, the firm's most significant evolution yet. Motivated in part by increasingly demanding safety regulations, the 356B had raised stronger bumpers and lifted headlights that noticeably altered the car's frontal appearance. Vent window in the doors and hinged rear windows enhanced interior ventilation. Up-rated Elfin brakes with cooling fins also benefited from air intakes below the headlights which channels cooling air to the front drums. This Porsche was imported from Oklahoma in 2013 by the vendor who immediately starte

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  • 210 - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Roadster

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    The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971 with their distinctive 'Pagoda' hardtop roof giving them their contemporary nickname. All models feature an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel engine. All are rear-wheel drive and are equipped with independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. It made its debut at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 where Technical Director Fritz Nallinger introduced it as follows, "It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance which, despite its sports characteristics, provides a high degree of travelling comfort." Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who was as competent behind the wheel as most racing drivers, demonstrated the capabilities of the 230 SL on a tight short race track near Montreux in 1963 where he put up a best lap time of 47.5 seconds and, incidentally, out-performed Mike Parkes in his Ferrari 250GT. This stunning UK righthand drive Mercedes-Benz 230 SL has been subject to a complete cosmetic restoration to the bodywork over

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  • 206 - 1998 Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta

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    The Ferrari F355 was built from May 1994 to 1999 and was an evolution of the Ferrari 348. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, V8-powered two-seat coupé. At launch, two models were available; the coupé Berlinetta and the Targa topped GTS. The Spider (convertible) version was introduced in 1995. One major difference between the longitudinal V8 in the 348 and that in the 355, apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 litres, is that the F355 features a five valve per cylinder head that is considerably more powerful, producing 375bhp. The nomenclature does not follow the formula from the previous decades, i.e. engine capacity plus cylinder number for example, the Ferrari 308 name comes from three litres plus eight cylinders, with the same for the 328, 348, 512 etc. This time, Ferrari used engine capacity plus number of valves per cylinder; proud to boast about this technological advancement, with the name 355 coming from 3.5 litres engine capacity and five valves per cylinder. The F355 has become the most popular model so far with over 11,273 cars produced. From a driver's perspective, the Berlinetta will always prove the more popular, the chassis possesses more rigidity

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  • 129 - 1961 Bedford J0 Pick Up

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    Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was produced by Vauxhall Motors which was ultimately owned by General Motors. Established in 1930 and constructing commercial vehicles, Bedford Vehicles was a leading international truck brand, with substantial export sales of light, medium, and heavy trucks throughout the world. It was GM Europe's most profitable venture for several years. Perhaps the major event of the 1950's, was the transfer of all non-car based commercial vehicle manufacture to the former Vauxhall shadow factory at Boscombe Road, Dunstable. Bedford's Dunstable plant, dating originally from 1942, was extensively rebuilt and extended between 1955 and 1957 when all production lines were said to be over a mile long. Subsequently, all commercial vehicle manufacture would be concentrated here with only vans and car based commercials remaining at the Luton plant. The Bedford TJ was first manufactured in 1958 and was an updated version of the TD range. The TJ was available in the United Kingdom up until 1975, after 1975 it was manufactured only for export. Production continued until 1986, after that it was manufactured by AWD into the early 1990s. Petrol and diesel

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  • 121 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 AMG Sport

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    At start of the 1990s, after the introduction of their two-seat, grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz set out to create a new compact roadster, slotted below the SL. By late 1991, under Bruno Sacco, the first design sketches were drawn and scale models being built in the first half of 1992. Massively successful in its first year, worldwide sales hit 55,000, over double the entire nine-year production of 190 SLs and between 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs were sold. The roof design consists of a folding steel hardtop with both halves linked by a mechanism which is locked securely when the roof is closed. At the touch of a button on the centre console, a hydraulic system controls the fully automatic folding process in which the boot lid is also integrated. The R172 SLK 250 CDI model was introduced in 2012 and features a 2143cc diesel engine and offers 201bhp. This unmarked example was supplied on 1 st September 2013 to the current vendor and registered keeper. It is fitted with a panoramic vario-roof, parktronic and heated seats. The Diamond White coachwork is excellent as is the black leather interior which is complemented by red stitching. Having covered a mere 1

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  • 130 - 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda

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    The Mercedes-Benz W113 SL was developed under the auspices of Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Fritz Nallinger, Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Head of Styling, Friedrich Geiger. The lead designers were Paul Bracq and Béla Barényi who created its distinctive, patented, slightly concave hardtop which inspired the 'Pagoda' nickname. The model was manufactured from 1963 through to 1971 and boasted an in-line straight six engine with multi-port fuel injection. The larger and more popular capacity 280 (2.8 litre) was introduced in 1967 and remained largely unchanged until 1971. This lefthand drive Californian Mercedes-Benz 280 SL is fitted with an automatic gearbox and was imported into the UK in 2013 and purchased by the vendor from his colleague who has a sizeable car collection. His colleague spent some considerable time to find such an honest solid car, one that was structurally sound but not so precious that it couldn't be used. It appears to have always been well maintained and the car comes with various technical manuals, some spares, an original tool kit and an original Becker Mexico Radio Cassette although a modern unit is currently installed. The car has not required much

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  • 237 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

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    The name CL stands for the German 'Coupé Leicht' or Coupé Light. The CL-Class is based on the S-Class full-size luxury car known at first as the SEC and later S coupé. It was spun off into its own, current name in 1996 and in 1997 for North American markets. The CL continued to follow the same development cycle as the S, although riding on a shorter wheelbase and sharing the same engines albeit with less choice as only the higher-output power trains were offered. The second generation CL or the W215-chassis coupé of 2000-2006 came in various guises with this example being the supercharged V8-powered CL55 AMG. It came equipped with the very latest in Mercedes-Benz technology and, along with the S-Class saloons, the CL coupés received all new technological features. This AMG example has covered 119,600 miles and is finished in black with a matching black leather interior. The car comes with a detailed service history carried out by Mercedes-Benz main dealer and Mercedes-Benz specialists. The service records show the car was serviced on ten occasions with servicing carried out by Mercedes-Benz Macclesfield in 2004, 2005, 2006 on two occasions and 2007 with a further five services comp

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  • 232 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Saloon

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    The W210 is an executive car produced from 1995 through to 2002 and sold under the E-Class model name in both saloon and estate body types. AMG installed four engines in the W210; the body styling on all of the W210 AMG models was the same until 2000 when a facelift was implemented. The W 210 E55 was the last vehicle for which a major portion of production took place at AMG in Affalterbach. Production was actually split between Affalterbach and the Bremen Mercedes-Benz facility until the end of 2001. Output of the E55 AMG was some 354bhp with a torque figure of 391ft/lb which propelled it from 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds with a limited top speed of 155mph. Offered in the very rare, unmarked, Designo Silver with a contrasting black leather interior, this E55 AMG has covered less than 50,000 miles from new. It resided in a dry climate in Japan until 2015 when the current owner imported the car into the UK; this, importantly, means no rust. Purchased in Japan from an established auction house, this E55 was graded 4.5B, the highest grade a vehicle such as this could achieve. Accompanying this car are original AMG booklets and a service history boasting 12 service stamps carried out at

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  • 226 - 1983 Ford Capri Injection 2 8 litre

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    The Ford Capri was the Ford Mustang of Europe. A mind boggling array of options meant that the Capri could be whatever you wanted it to be; just like the Mustang. The Capri was, in fact, a far more varied animal than the Mustang with engines ranging from 1300cc to 3100cc as well as a myriad of trim specifications. It was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show and caused a sensation. For the 1982 model year, a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show called the 2.8 Injection. Power rose to a claimed 160PS giving a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range with the four-speed gearbox replaced with a five-speed unit early on and, at the same, in 1984, upgrading to the Capri Injection 'Special' using half leather seating and a limited slip differential. Externally, the car could easily be distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels, colour-coded grill and headlamp surrounds. This superb example must represent one of the best available; a rare original four speed example presented in gleaming new white coachwork with shark grey Carla check cloth interior. Having clearly been someone's pride and joy, the original in

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  • 227 - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé

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    The Mercedes-Benz W111 series was produced from 1959 to 1968 with two door coupés and cabriolets being produced from 1961 to 1971. Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957 with the emphasis on the exterior styling. Some of the mock-ups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling similar to the Pagoda roadster. The rear bodywork persisted however and, although officially still called a 'fintail', the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights. Production began in late 1960 and in February of the next year, the coupé was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The 220 SE was superseded in early autumn 1965 by the 250 SE which featured the new 2496 cm3 M129 engine, producing 150 horsepower, which gave it a significant improvement in top speed, 120mph, and 0-60 acceleration in 12 seconds. Visibly the changes only affected the new 14" rims with new hub cabs and beauty rings; this was to accommodate the larger disk brakes and the new rear axle from the W108 family. First registered in Hamburg, Germany, this example has spent much of its life in Riverside, California w

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  • 224 - 1998 Land Rover Wolf 90 Soft-Top

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    Built specifically for the Ministry of Defence, it is understood that only approximately 8,000 Defender Wolf's were made and a large number of those would have been hard tops and/or the 110 variety or lefthand drive. This righthand drive soft top or full tilt example is particularly rare. Sources suggest the upgrades to the standard defender put the Wolf price to the MoD at around £40,000 in 1997-1998. Upgrades included a 2" ride height increase due to heavy duty suspension design whilst the chassis on this Heavy Duty is said to be eight times stronger than standard and fitted with a heavy duty roll cage, prop-shaft protection between chassis and hub and heavy duty bumpers. The vehicle also features sealed headlights with breather pipes to top of windscreen, 113bhp, 300TDi engine with no electronics except fuel pump solenoid, rust proofed chassis from new, gearbox cooling system, reinforced front bulkhead, rails and sills, reinforced Salisbury rear axle and standard reinforced front axle and uprated diffs, 80 litre reinforced fuel tank, very tough and heavy duty Wolf wheels, convoy light system with a light illuminating the white painted rear differential, NATO towing hitch, 24v el

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  • 133 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG

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    The C 43 AMG was launched in 1997 and it followed on from the straight-six C 36 AMG. That first AMG W202, C-Class was good enough with its 280hp straight-six; but its replacement was undeniably altogether more special. Not least because the W202 marked a step change in the relationship between AMG and Mercedes-Benz, being the first car assembled from scratch (as opposed to upgraded) at the former's factory in Affalterbach. It was also the first Mercedes-Benz C-Class powered by the M113, V8 engine. Just as with what seems like all AMGs, the C 43 explodes into life with an infectious V8 roar with all that power, allied with a maximum torque output of 302lb/ft, hitting a 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds. Limited to 155mph, Mercedes-Benz unofficially claimed it could hit 168mph when de-restricted and, unlike the old C 36, the C 43's five-speed automatic gearbox is snappy and responsive thanks to AMG modifications. Setting off, it feels slightly aloof and inert at low speeds but once you crank things up, the noise that accompanies this surging acceleration is epic; a thread that seems common to all V8 AMGs. This truly excellent Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG has covered 82,000 miles from new and, im

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  • 134 - 1999 TVR CERBERA

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    The TVR name is derived from 'Cerberus', the three-headed beast of Greek legend that guarded the entrance of Hades. The car itself was designed from the start as a four-seater, however, the interior is designed so that the passenger seat can slide farther forward than the driver's seat. This allows more room for the person sitting behind the front passenger. TVR have referred to this as a '3+1' design. Like all TVRs of the Peter Wheeler era, the Cerbera had a long-travel throttle to compensate for the lack of electronic traction-control and very sharp steering. Prior to the Cerbera, TVR had purchased V8 engines from Rover and then tuned them for their own use. When Rover was purchased by BMW, the chairman of TVR, Peter Wheeler, didn't want to risk problems should the Germans decide to stop manufacturing the engine. In response, he engaged the services of race engineer, Al Melling, to design a V8 engine that TVR could manufacture in-house and even potentially offer for sale to other car-makers. In an interview for the television programme Top Gear, Wheeler explained, 'Basically, we designed the engine as a race engine. It was my idea at the time that if we wanted to expand, we ought

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  • 135 - 1984 Bamby Tricycle

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    Bamby Cars are a British built marque of microcars produced in small numbers at Hull in the early 1980s. Bambys were designed and built by Alan Evans who manufactured a one-off replica of the Peel P50 which also served as a prototype for further production. This Bamby was registered on 3 rd September 1984 and has been used very little during its 32 years on British roads. These are rare and unusual vehicles with a 49cc Suzuki engine, electric start and exceedingly economical. We are advised B636 URH runs and drives as it should. Finished in blue and supplied with a V5C registration document.

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  • 147 - 1956 Austin A50 Cambridge

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    This charming righthand drive A50 Cambridge from 1956 was resident of IADS Malaysian Airbase (Integrated Air Defence System) until spotted by RAF serviceman, Flight Sergeant Stephen Pollitt, who was also based in Malaysia and saved the car for Britain. It was repatriated home in 2000 from the airbase where this car is understood to have lived a charmed life ferrying pilots and servicemen to their aircraft and, in doing so, accumulated just 5,000 miles from new. Whilst we regret it's impossible to warrant this figure, it is plausible that the condition of the car is commensurate with this mileage. The Butterscotch upholstery is in largely good order, the door cards still have plastic shrouding over them and the whole car has a very genuine feel about it, clearly having been cherished. The engine barks to life at first attempt and runs sweetly. The column shift gear selector engages gears accurately and propels the car with ease, though we have to confess you will not be setting any land speed records with this car. Accompanying our A50 Cambridge is a host of very official looking Malaysian documents and paperwork, as well as its UK V5C registration certificate.

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  • 146 - 1984 Bamby Tricycle

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    All Bamby cars were three-wheelers with the single wheel at the rear. On the later models such as this , the brakes were hydraulic and two headlamps fitted replacing the single unit on early Bambys. The model was exhibited at the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1984, meeting with overall public approval but few were made and the final Bamby left the factory within a few months. This Bamby was registered on 26th, September 1984 and has only covered 2,613 miles from new. These are unusual vehicles bearing a strong resemblance to the Peel P50. With production of the Bamby in very low numbers (thought to be around 25 units), these are very rare and collectable microcars. Supplied with a V5C registration document and offered without reserve.

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  • 220 - 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello *WITHDRAWN*

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    The Ferrari 550 Maranello is a two-seat grand tourer manufactured from 1996 and is powered by a front-engined V12. It shared its platform and 5,474cc engine with the 456 but was positioned as the company's high-end model. It featured a luxurious and spacious interior and, unusually for a Ferrari, the boot could accommodate a set of golf clubs. The 550 has a tubular steel frame chassis with light aluminium bodywork. Power steering is variable assist and, to be expected of a car with this performance, disc brakes are fitted all round. Acceleration is an impressive 4.2 seconds 0 to 60mph and top speed a reported 199mph. In total, 3,083 Ferrari 550's were produced. This lovely example, finished in Tour de France blue, has covered a mere 29,000 miles and benefitted from a £2,000 service with Ferrari specialists Autofficina in September 2016. Described as in stunning condition, this example was originally imported to Japan by Cornes who continued to service the car; the original Ferrari manual and tools are present as is the service booklet. The coachwork is in very good order as is the contrasting tan leather interior and we are pleased to advise this 550 Maranello drives with no known

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  • 211 - 1996 Bentley Continental R

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    Since 1921, the Bentley name has remained synonymous with prestige, performance and luxury. The 'Continental' designation recalls the Bentley Continental of the post-war period. The 'R' resonates to the R-Type Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s. Bentley's 1980s resurgence relied exclusively on models whose basic architecture was shared with other Rolls-Royce models however; the Bentley Continental R was unique to the Bentley marque. Despite the need to incorporate non-traditional features such as doors recessed into the roof, the result looked every bit a Bentley, albeit one re-stated for the 1990s. Needless to say, the performance was outstanding, the combination of the Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to under six seconds and boosting a top speed in excess of 150mph. Many Continental R's are available but those in the know appreciate that, it is the later ones that incorporate the subtle upgrades and increased quality. These include improved suspension, an uprated turbo system and greatly improved engine management system offering better performance and fuel consumption. The vendor spent many months inspecting cars be

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  • 217 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Saloon

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    Considered by many as the first 'Q-Car,' the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 began as a private venture by Mercedes-Benz employee Erich Waxenberger in 1966. The idea of placing a large powerful sports car engine in a saloon is still very popular today as can be seen with the current Mercedes-Benz range and indeed the 6.3 capacity V8 engine is still in use today, albeit many generations on from the W 109 SEL. Waxenberger's theory was simple, take the powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz M100 engine from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine and fit it into the regular Mercedes-Benz W 109 S-Class model which, at the time, only had six-cylinder engines. The result was a nearly two-tonne saloon with performance similar to most prestigious sports cars of the era. It is said that Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the top Mercedes-Benz designer and engineer, when invited to test drive the prototype, opened the bonnet at the first red light to find out how the big engine and its supporting equipment had been squeezed in there. What set this car apart from its contemporaries in the late 1960s though, was that it could cruise at over 124mph with five occupants in complete comfort within the body styled by Paul

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  • 213 - 1996 Aston Martin DB7 i6 Coupé

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    Introduced in 1993 to the public, the handsome new DB7 was Aston Martin's first six-cylinder model since production of the DBS had finished in 1971. Styled by Ian Callum, its lines were evocative of earlier Aston Martin models and elements of the DB4/5/6 could be seen. Arguably one of the most attractive looking cars ever produced by Aston Martin, the DB7 was well received and attracted new customers worldwide with its traditional layout of the curvaceous two door coupé body and robust six-cylinder engine. Power was supplied by an all alloy double overhead camshaft supercharged 24 valve, inline six-cylinder engine which produced 335bhp at 5750rpm. Regarded by many as the purist modern Aston Martin, the DB7 will undoubtedly be a collectable car for years to come and is equally at home in the city or out on the open road. This stunning early example of the (pre-air bag) automatic is finished in near unmarked silver coachwork with a matching grey leather interior and blue trim. Having covered a mere 27,000 miles and in stunning condition, this coupé recently received a £1,500 Aston Martin specialist service; the mechanic working on the car commented that "…it is the best example of an

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  • 215 - 1976 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino

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    The 308 GT4 was a ground-breaking model for Ferrari in several ways; it was the first production Ferrari to feature the mid-engined V8 layout that would become the bulk of the company's business in subsequent decades and was the first production Ferrari to feature Bertone (rather than Pininfarina) bodywork. The GT4 was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in November 1973 and featured angular lines entirely different from its curvaceous two-seater brother, the Dino 246. The styling was controversial at the time with some journalists comparing it to the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Urraco. It finally gained the 'Prancing Horse' badge in May 1976 which replaced the Dino badges on the bonnet, wheels, and the steering wheel. The chassis was based on the Dino 246 but was stretched to make room for the second row of seats. The overall cockpit design was considered futuristic matching by external wind-cheating bodywork. The desirability of these Ferraris are quietly ballooning with prices, quite rightly, following suit. Supplied new by H.R. Owen in South Kensington on 8th June 1976 and with just four former keeper recorded from new, this increasingly collectable Ferrari i

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  • 241 - 1998 Fiat Barchetta ' 2.0 conversion'

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    The Fiat type 176 Barchetta was Fiat's re-entry to the convertible or spider car market and a challenge to the popular Mazda MX5 from Japan. With distinctive styling that can be traced back to the 1949 Ferrari 166MM, production began at the Maggiora plant close to Turin in 1995 and, due to the lack of a spray shop, were painted at Bertone's plant and then returned for final assembly. Built on the Fiat Punto floor pan and fitted with the 1,747cc twin over-head cam engine with Fiat's variable valve timing, these engines are very reliable as well as lively and responsive. With a firm chassis and very good panel fit, these hand assembled sports cars are great fun to drive and have what must be the easiest and quickest hood to put up or down. Production ceased at the Maggiora factory in 2002 and production was moved to Fiats Mirafiori plant, where a face lift model or phase II was built until 2005. In 2008, this stunning Rosso red Barchetta was involved in an accident to the front wing and although repairable, it was classified as Category C. The owner decided to purchase the car from the insurance company and it was converted to righthand drive with a 2.0 Twin Spark, Alfa Romeo engine

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  • 186 - 1963 Studebaker Grand Turismo Hawk

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    After a masterful facelift by designer Brook Stevens, the new GT Hawks were received with great acclaim when they were introduced in 1962. In 1963, Studebaker made minor changes to the bodywork and trim to the GT Hawk but for the 63V-K6 model, they made the 240hp Avanti Jet Thrust R1 and the 289hp supercharged Jet Thrust R2 engines mated to the Power Shift automatic gearbox as an option. Other options taken from the Avanti were disc brakes, heavy duty suspension and 160mph speedometer. When Andy Granatelli took a fleet of Studebakers to Bonneville in 1962 and 1963, they broke over 337 national speed records with R series cars; in October 1963, Paula Murphy drove a prototype 1964 R3 GT Hawk to a top speed of 154mph. A total of 4,634 Hawks were built for the 1963 model year with the last one assembled in South Bend, Indiana on 20 th December 1963 with the rarest and most sought-after being the 1963 supercharged models. This 1963 Studebaker Grand Turismo Hawk left the factory fitted with the standard 289ci V8 engine. The car was prepared by the Thomas Brothers of Studebaker West in San Francisco. Finished in red with a black bucket seat interior, the car now has a 289ci, R2 performanc

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  • 181 - 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500 - "Only 439 miles"

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    To celebrate the final chapter of the classic shaped Mini that began life in 1959, a limited edition of 500 cars were produced and named the Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500. The classic Mini shape was retained but had the additional benefits of more modern mechanicals and trim details. The best quality hides were used within the interior and the alloy dashboard, window winders and door handles are a tribute to John Cooper. All of these last 500 cars were finished with Platinum silver roofs and stripes and every new owner also received a special gift with the purchase of the car; namely a Cooper Sport 500 shoulder bag full of many Mini branded accessories including a Mini cap, a T-shirt, perfume, cufflinks and a fleece. The other important item is the certificate stating the car is a genuine Cooper Sport 500 which also bears the chassis number and the signatures of John Cooper and Kevin Howe. We are delighted to offer this incredibly low mileage example of one of the last Minis built. Purchased as an investment for his grandson, the car was kept in dry storage but started regularly and only occasionally taken out to keep everything in top running order. Sadly, the gentleman passed away

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  • 189 - 1993 Ferrari Testarossa

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    Introduced at the 1984 Paris Salon, the Testarossa caused a sensation. The functionality of its Pininfarina-styled bodywork was disguised by a wealth of flamboyant and futuristic detailing. Developed with the aid of a wind tunnel, it combined a low drag coefficient with impressive negative lift characteristics. The first twelve-cylinder Ferrari to be marketed in America for a decade, the new flagship was of vital importance to Maranello. Although it was built around a similar tubular steel matrix, it retained the same mid-engined layout as its Berlinetta Boxer forebears. The Testarossa was more than just a simple evolution, its use of galvanised steel for the doors, roof and bulkheads promised greater longevity while a longer wheelbase, wider track and revised all-round double-wishbone coil-over suspension promoted better handling. As well as greater interior space, drivers also benefited from an adjustable steering column, re-profiled seats and air conditioning. Mounting the drive train and rear suspension on a separate sub-frame meant better noise insulation and easier servicing. The switch from a large front-mounted radiator to twin units housed in front of each rear resulted in

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    • Year: 2016
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