Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Cabriolets had been manufactured right from the start of 356 production, but the first open Porsche to make a significant impact was the Speedster, introduced in 1954 following the successful reception in the USA with a batch of 15 special roadsters. With its sales declining, the Speedster was dropped in 1958 and replaced by the more civilised Convertible D, a more practical car than the Speedster boasting a larger protective windscreen, wind-up side windows and more comfortable seats while retaining the original's beautiful body lines and downward sloping waistline beloved of 356 enthusiasts. The D was built on the Speedster chassis with an almost identical body and considered to be a great improvement over the Speedster. Overall, the new car was 3½ inches taller. With its preferred coachbuilder Reutter struggling to keep up with the ever increasing demand, Porsche sub-contracted cabriolet body construction to a number of different coachbuilders, Convertible D production being undertaken by Drauz of Heilbronn, hence the 'D' suffix. When the restyled Porsche 356B arrived in September 1959, convertible production transferred to D'Ieteren o
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Arriving soon – McLaren F1 Just purchased from long term ownership. Factory serviced with exceptionally low mileage. Please contact us for further details. Price on application.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Arriving soon - Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. Gunmetal Grey Metallic with Red Leather interior and Factory Hardtop in Black. All books and tools. Restoration by marque specialist Kienle Automobiltechnik. Please contact us for further details. Price on application.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 The XJR-15 was the brainchild of Tom Walkinshaw, built by Jaguar Sport a joint venture of Jaguar and TWR, between 1990 and 1992. The car was based on the XJR-9 that won the 1988 Le Mans 24 hours. It was also the first carbon fibre/Kevlar road-going car beating the McLaren F1. Built for a new race series ‘the Intercontinental Challenge’ with production totalling just 53 examples, the XJR-15 was a two-seater V12-engined sports car producing 450bhp from its six-litre alloy, dry sump V-12 which had a Cosworth forged crankshaft, connecting rods, aluminium pistons and fuel delivery via Zytec electronically controlled sequential fuel injection. The transmission was a TWR six-speed transaxle with straight cut gears, which was matched to an AP triple-plate carbon clutch. Due to its lightweight construction the car weighed just 2,315 pounds which gave it a top speed of 215mph with excellent power-to weight and superb handling made this a formidable race car. The 3 race series which offered a winner takes all $1,000,000 prize took place at Monaco, Silverstone and Spa-Francochamps as a support race for Formula One, with the overall winner being Armin
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1951 XK120 Competition Roadster Coming soon this Jaguar is an early XK120 roadster with an extensive competition history including both racing and international rallying. Completed in February 1951 AJK48 was despatched to Henlys, and then sold to Mrs Samson via Willetts Ltd of Eastbourne. The details of Mrs Samson’s ownership remain unclear but it was to be brief and by early 1952 the car had passed to London businessman Mark Levy. It was Levy who was to begin AJK48’s varied competition career with an entry into the BARC Eastbourne Rally held on 6 th July, a drive he shared with friend and fellow competitor Cyril Wick, who achieved the fastest time in the Rally’s hill climb stage. Their entry into this event was in effect a warm up for the more challenging Evian Mont Blanc Rally that took place later that month on the continent and again saw both Levy and Wick piloting AJK48. While perhaps not as well-known as the Alpine Trial, the Evian Mont Blanc Rally was regarded by many contemporary drivers and journalists as being at least as technically challenging as the more famous event and possibly more so. Wick and Levy’s earlier preparations
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Launched at the 2010 Paris Motor Show the Ferrari SA Aperta is effectively an open-top 599 GTO supercar. Just 80 cars were built world-wide with just 8 RHD cars coming to the United Kingdom. The SA name represents design firm Pininfarina – whose 80th birthday this car celebrates. The father and son team of Sergio and Andrea’s initials are used. Aperta translates as Italian for ‘opened’. The Aperta boasts the 599’s usual front-engine/rear wheel drive layout, with the uprated GTO engine, a 6-litre V12 with 661bhp and 457lb ft of torque and a 0-62 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. The Aperta has a lowered ride height of 10mm over the standard 599, a thicker rear anti-roll bar and recalibrated magnetic dampers. A reinforced body shell makes up for the loss in stiffness due to the lack of roof structure. Recently acquired by JD Classics directly from its one and only owner, this extremely rare UK supplied RHD Aperta has covered just 82 miles from new. The Aperta has been fully serviced in accordance with the annual maintenance schedule a total of 4 times at the supplying dealer. Letters on file from Ferrari include a personal wish to congratulate
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 The Porsche Carrera GT can trace its roots back to a stillborn racing program in the late 1990s, when Porsche sought to produce a new Le Mans prototype to replace the GT1. Originally intended to be powered by a 5.5-liter V-10, a change in FIA rules shelved Porsche’s racing plans while the model was in development. Porsche believed it could adapt the platform for use on the road if the car could not be used for racing. The Carrera GT was first seen in concept form on Porsche’s stand at the Paris Motor show in 2000. The concept received a massive amount of attention. With additional revenue thanks to the then new Cayenne SUV, Porsche decided to proceed with production going head-to-head with the Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and even the Ford GT. Notable technology includes a full carbon fibre monocoque and subframe produced by ATR Composites of Colonna, Italy. The Carrera GT was also fitted with a racing-derived suspension with upper and lower wishbones and inboard, rocker-arm suspension at all four corners. Ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic brakes are surrounded by forged magnesium alloy center-lock wheels. While Pors
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1958 XK150 S LHD 3.4 Roadster This remarkable XK150 is a highly desirable 3.4 S Roadster and is likely to be one of the most original surviving examples. Constructed in 1958, this XK150 was one of 846 3.4 S Roadsters built in LHD and was exported to the United States and delivered to its first owner, a Mr Harold Sunshine of Patterson, New Jersey. Mr Sunshine, the owner of a textile design company and a keen Jaguar enthusiast, retained the car for 11 years before selling it to its second owner, a Mr Anthony R Conigliaro of Brooklyn, New York, in 1969. Mr Conigliaro was another sports car fan and the proprietor of Maranello Garages Inc. which focused on the repair of Ferrari’s, Jaguars and other European cars. After only one year’s use and with just over 21,000 miles on the odometer, the XK150 was put into dry storage on blocks, where it remained for almost 45 years until it was repatriated in 2015 to only its third owner. On its return to the UK the car’s incredibly low mileage and wonderfully preserved original condition were immediately evident and a testament to the car’s limited number of owners and extended period of storage. With ful
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Coming soon, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV saloon. Originally supplied to the UK in Off White with Terracotta trim. Original Factory options included, overdrive, chrome wire wheels and heated rear screen. The history file contains details of service records and previous keepers. Acquired by RS Williams in 2001 and restored in association with Bodylines and Shapecraft, the engine was upgraded to 4.2 Litre specification with triple carburettors etc. During restoration the DB4 was converted to LHD and finished in the current colour scheme of Black Pearl with Deep Burgundy hide. Additional information to follow upon the car’s arrival. Photos show a similar car. Please contact us for further details.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This beautiful XK140 roadster has been extensively upgraded by JD Classics and features a comprehensive package of desirable performance modifications to full JD Sport specification. Of particular note is the extended cockpit which affords considerably more leg room than a standard car and allows taller drivers to enjoy this delightful car. Constructed in April 1956, this roadster originally left the factory in LHD configuration as a highly desirable special equipment model, which was exported to Los Angeles, where it was sold through the famous Hornburg distributors. Being a California car it benefitted from a dry climate during its stay overseas and when returned to the UK in recent years was found to be in excellent structural condition and formed a perfect candidate for a full professional chassis-off restoration that was completed by JD Classics in 2012. During the restoration process the car was converted to RHD and received the above mentioned modification to the passenger area, which was undertaken in such a way as to deliver significantly more leg room yet have a minimal effect on the appearance of the cockpit area, which is almo
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Originally special order car for the Sultan of Brunei. 1 of the 13 Turbo 3.6 factory X88 pack Coupes produced with the standard front body work. Factory painted in metallic Horizon Blue with Marine Blue full leather and comfort seats with full electric adjustment. X26 leather steering wheel and air bag (uniquely supplied for the Sultan). Electric sliding sunroof and top tint windscreen, headlight levelling system, rear window wiper and on board computer. One of the rarest 911's produced. Stunning condition throughout. A true collector’s car. Please contact us for more details.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Sir Jack Brabham Jaguar E-type This UK-delivered RHD Series 1 4.2 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe was supplied new to Sir Jack Brabham by Coombs of Guildford in 1964. It is an early car and comes with its original registration number and is finished in the factory colour scheme of Red paint with Black interior and benefits from full matching numbers. This car requires a sympathetic restoration and as such provides an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an original and unmolested example of the marque with a fabulous history. The car is offered as a project or alternatively can be completed by JD Classics to the new owner’s specification. Further information to follow, please contact us for further details Photograph shows a similar car after restoration.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1963 Maserati Sebring Series 1 RHD This delightful Maserati is a very rare UK-delivered RHD first series Sebring restored to factory original condition. By the late 1950s Maserati was facing an uncertain future and, in spite of some notable successes on the race track, had been forced to retire from competition and focus on larger scale production of more profitable road-going cars. The first foray into this market was the 3500GT, produced from 1957 to 1964, and the success of this model encouraged Maserati to broaden its focus and develop a 2+2 coupe, with the lucrative North American market specifically in mind. The new model, subsequently christened the “Sebring” in honour of Fangio and Behra’s victory at the 1957 race of the same name, was unveiled in prototype form at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show and finally in its definitive form the following year at Turin. Stylistically the Sebring was closely related to the 3500GT but its lines were slightly more angular than its predecessor, which gave it an appropriately aggressive and purposeful look to match its top speed of 137 mph. The first Sebrings utilised the same 3.5 Litre straight six e
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Group C 285 Ecurie Ecosse Chassis No 2 affectionately known as "Henry". Built for Ecurie Ecosse to run in the 1985 World Sports Car Championship by Ray Mallocks RML Racing. Powered by a 3.3 litre DFL Ford Cosworth V8. 1 of 4 cars built and the most successful winning at Silverstone, Brands hatch and Hockenheim also a team car at Le Mans in the same year. Finishing 2nd overall in the 1985 C2 Championship. Raced in 1986 24 hour Le Mans where it's 4th place in the C2 Class ensured Ecurie Ecosse winning the C2 World Sports car Championship by a single point. Bare tub restoration & engine rebuild by Pearson engineering/Geoff Richardson completed around 2004. Unused since 2010. Complete history. Ideal low cost entry into historic Group C racing. Please contact us for further details.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This important XK120 competition roadster was originally owned and raced by the late Mike Salmon, one of the most prolific sports car drivers of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Constructed in 1953 this special equipment XK120 was one of only 27 cars finished in the rare colour scheme of Lavender Grey paint with Biscuit and Red interior and was purchased directly off the production line as a 21 st birthday present for Michael (“Mike”) Salmon. Mike’s parents were Jersey-based and so the car was originally registered J14974 although this was subsequently changed to PCR379 in 1955 when Mike was working on the mainland as an apprentice with Jaguar. Having been fortunate enough to acquire one of the most desirable sports car of the time, Mike began his competition career with an appearance at an Edinburgh University Motor Club driving test meeting at Drem Airfield in February of 1954. It was not a particularly successful debut, with Mike slithering all over the snow-covered course, but it marked the start of a career that would last until 2008 and include no-less than 13 starts at Le Mans and numerous podium finishes at International level races. Interes
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This Mk1 Lotus Cortina is non-other than the 1965 European Touring Car Championship winning car driven by Sir John Whitmore himself. Built in February of 1965, KPU392C was carefully prepared by Alan Mann Racing Ltd to full race specification while conforming to Appendix J, Group 2 Regulations. As recorded by a contemporary Autosport article the engine was a BRM-modified phase 2 Lotus twin-cam unit bored out to the maximum permissible 1,595cc and fitted with steel con rods and special pistons. The combustion ratio was raised to 9.8:1 and power was recorded as 150b.h.p at 7,800 r.p.m. Two Weber 40DCOE carburettors were fitted to an alloy inlet manifold and integral cylinder-head. The mechanical fuel pump was replaced by a high pressure unit and the transmission was improved with close ratio gearbox, limited slip differential and carefully balanced two-piece prop shaft. The rear suspension was the revised leaf spring arrangement, which was homologated early in the 1965 season. The back end was softened by removing some of the leaves and relocating the spring attachments which effectively lowered the car. The front was stiffened with shorter
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 1 Vantage Volante RHD This DB6 is an exceedingly rare motorcar being one of just 29 examples built with the desirable Volante drop head body and finished to Vantage specification. The Vantage models featured a number of upgrades including power steering, power operated hood, electric windows, front seat belts as well as an uprated engine fitted with three twin choke Weber DCOE 45s, which delivered an increased power output of 325 bhp versus the 282 bhp of the standard model. The example offered here is particularly important in view of its well documented ownership history that includes the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. According to the factory build sheets this car was originally supplied in the U.K. to Mr B.M. Lee of Hadleywood in April 1967. As delivered, it had the options of 3.73:1 limited slip differential, chrome wire wheels with three ear knock-off spinners and a power aerial. After a brief period with Mr Lee, the factory records note two further British owners, the first being a Mr S. Newman of the architecture practice Newman Levison & Co while the second is simply listed as the '
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL RHD The Mercedes Benz 280 SL is a two seat roadster / coupe and the last variant of the very successful W113 platform that was introduced as the 230 SL at the 1963 Geneva Motor show. The 280 SL is stylistically very similar to the preceding 230 and 250 SL models but benefits from a larger 2.8 Litre engine, which, to many, makes it the best model to drive. The example offered here is a delightful UK-delivered automatic car which was first registered in August of 1969. It comes with factory hard and soft tops, including wind deflector, and a correct period Becker radio. With little use since the completion of a three year bare-metal professional restoration the car presents wonderfully in its Pimento Red Metallic paint and Black leather interior and retains full matching numbers. The car is accompanied by a good history file including photographs and invoices relating to its restoration and also includes old tax discs, a user manual and other documentation. With a famous previous owner this charming 280 ‘Pagoda’ provides a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of these ever popular 1960s sports cars with an excellen
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8 RHD Fastback This XK150 is the famous Hartin Fastback, which was modified for its first owner in 1962 and retains its unique bodywork to this day. The XK150 S 3.8 is one of the most desirable variants of the legendary XK range. With outstanding performance and only constructed in limited numbers these cars have consistently been in high demand, both from enthusiasts when new and collectors of more recent years. With only 118 RHD Fixed Head S Coupes built to this specification the car offered here is already a rare and desirable example but its appeal is further enhanced by virtue of the fact that it is the unique and very well-known Hartin Fastback, constructed in 1962 for its first owner, a Mr A E Richardson. The car was completed as a standard XK150 S 3.8 FHC in February of 1960 and dispatched via the Sussex dealership Cooden Engineering to its first owner, Mr Richardson, in early March when it was registered RPM 935. Richardson, a solicitor working in Surrey, was clearly a motoring enthusiast and it appears that the Jaguar’s high speed touring potential was one of the key factors behind his purchase given that h
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1953 XK120 Special Equipment Roadster LHD This delightful Jaguar was constructed on 6 th February of 1953 and sold via Hornburg of Los Angeles to its first owner a Mr Carlin O Schaeffer later that spring. Being a special equipment car it came fitted from the factory with wire wheels and sported twin exhausts, higher lift cams and an 8:1 compression engine, delivering 180 bhp versus the 160 bhp of the standard model. It was originally finished in Battleship Grey paint with Biscuit and Red interior and a Black hood. Unusually for an exported car, the history of this particular example is very well known, primarily because it remained in single family ownership for the vast majority of its 63 years. The most recent owner, a Mr Ken Purchase, bought the car in 1959, at which time it was Black, and over the next 57 years he had it repainted twice, initially in Pastel Blue Metallic and latterly in Old English White as part of a ten year bare-metal chassis off restoration, which was completed in 2013. Since that time the car has been shown at a number of concours events in the United States before being repatriated to the UK in 2016. Having benef
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1970 Aston Martin DB6 MKII This delightful MKII DB6 was constructed in late 1970 and as such is one of the later examples of just 248 cars produced. It was originally registered UB3 on 16 th December 1970 by its first owner, a Mr Blume of Salcombe Devon, who cherished it for almost 40 years. During his ownership Mr Blume fastidiously maintained the car, as evidenced by the numerous invoices and items of correspondence included in the history files and only used it sparingly, which has contributed to its excellent overall condition. The car was only sold to its second owner in November of 2010 who decided that the time had come for a full restoration, which was duly undertaken by noted specialists Desmond Smail. Detailed invoices and photographs documenting this work accompany the car and attest to the high standard of the restoration. Recently acquired by JD Classics this car is currently in excellent overall condition and presents wonderfully in its Tudor Grey paintwork and Red interior. With full matching numbers, factory original electric windows, only two private owners and original mileage of just 45,121 miles it provides a fantastic
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1972 Bentley T1 ‘Corniche’ 2 Door Saloon H.J. Mulliner Park Ward. One of only 99 two door saloons built between 1966 and 1971. Diamond Silver with Black leather interior and Black Everflex roof. The original factory invoice and build sheets show this car was ordered for the 1971 Earls Court Motor Show. The Bentley was then sold by Rossleigh Ltd of Edinburgh to D.M. Hall and Son of Edinburgh on 29 th January 1972. Factory extras include Everflex roof, Leather headlining, Whitewall radial ply tyres, Nylon rugs to front and rear, internally adjustable mirror to driver’s door, Air horns, Fire extinguisher and Front seat head rests. The Factory build sheet also confirms that the 'white seat piping' was deleated during final specification and the charge 'was to follow'. This Corniche was restored by Centurion Motor Company in 2012 after a period of storage. Supplied with original tool kit and Wood rim steering wheel. The Bentley T-Series was produced from 1965 to 1980. It was announced and displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on 5 October 1965 as a Bentley-badged version of the totally redesigned chassis-less Rolls Royce Silver
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This beautiful Ferrari 246 Dino is one of only 272 UK-delivered cars completed in right hand drive and one of only 116 produced in the striking blue Azzurro Metallizzato colour. Constructed on 24 th January 1973, the Ferrari had been registered as PGX5L and delivered to its first owner, a Denise McCann of Sydney Street, London by 6 th March. It remained in London for less than a year before moving to Banbury in 1974 when it was acquired by a Mr Graham Morris who kept it for almost 4 years before selling it to a Mr Richard Colton in March 1978. The next move, in 1981, was to prove a significant one when it was acquired by Mr Martin Abbott who was to keep it for the next 23 years. During Mr Abbott’s ownership the car was carefully maintained and the meticulous mileage records, numerous invoices and other correspondence attest to the care that the car received during this time. With Mr Abbott’s advancing years the Ferrari moved, in 2004, to its most recent owner who commissioned a full body-off bare-metal professional restoration, during which time the car was returned to its highly attractive and original Azzurro Metallizzato colour scheme
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 In 1967 the seeds were sown for what would become one of Porsche’s rarest and most desirable models, the 911SR. At this time Porsche started development of the first 911 designed purely for motorsport, the 911R, which featured lightweight body panels and an uprated 210 bhp engine. To meet homologation requirements, the 911R spawned racing versions of the 911S and 911T, which competed in Group Three GT racing in the 1968 and 1969 seasons. These cars were similar to the 911R but had somewhat flared wheel arches to house the wider 7-inch rear wheels. By 1970 changes to the regulations allowed even wider wheels to be used and Porsche further redesigned the 911S to accommodate them. It was this model that Porsche used as the basis for a very limited run of cars that were designed specifically for GT racing and rallying and were designated the 911SR. Built between 1970 and 1972 it is believed that out of a total of 1740 911S coupes, only 21 examples were constructed as SRs by the factory, although a number of other cars were subsequently retrofitted with an upgrade package that brought them up to SR specification. As each car was built for a sp
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Rosso Corsa/Tan hide. Matching numbers. 11,121 miles only since new. Ferrari Classiche certification. Original colour specification. Factory air conditioning and electric windows. Subject of a recent sympathetic restoration to concours standard. Factory handbooks. Previously part of top quality Ferrari collection, recent concours winner. Previously sold by JD Classics. A rare low mileage example in exceptional condition. Please contact us for further details.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This XK120 Fixed Head Coupe is an incredibly important and historic Jaguar being the second prototype Left Hand Drive example produced and the original 1951 Geneva Show car. When Jaguar stunned the world with its new XK120 in 1948 few would have thought that the elegant styling of the original open two seater, or roadster, could be improved on. That thinking was challenged in 1951 when arguably the most beautiful model of Jaguar ever produced was unveiled, the Fixed Head Coupe. Reminiscent of the Bugatti Atlantic, the new coupe was based on the roadster but incorporated a teardrop shaped roof that successfully joined the front and rear design elements in one sublime flowing body. The coupe retained the chassis and mechanicals of the roadster, with some minor changes to accommodate the new body, and so the new model combined the sporting pedigree of its predecessor with the enhanced looks and luxury of the new design. That the coupe proved to be strong success with the public is underscored by the production numbers with over 2500 examples produced, the majority in LHD. This car is a very special example, being the second LHD prototype of
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1957 300 SL Roadster LHD The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is one of the finest and most influential post-war sports cars ever built. Originally conceived in 1954 as a coupe, with its iconic ‘Gullwing’ doors, it was followed by the roadster in 1957, which, like its predecessor, was developed as a road going version of Mercedes’ successful W194 racer. As with many European manufacturers, the market in North America was particularly important to Mercedes and the roadster was largely built on the advice of New York based importer Max Hoffman who saw the strong sales potential in the US for a convertible version of the popular Gullwing. Aside from the obvious external design change in eliminating the roof, the roadster benefitted from a number of technical improvements over the coupe including a lower sill line, which improved access to the cabin, and a redesigned rear suspension set up, which significantly improved handling. Performance was further enhanced with a higher compression engine and the adoption of the competition camshafts initially used in the NSL Gullwing race cars. The roadster also received, as standard, climate control, leather seats
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe. Black with Tan hide. One of only 118 right hand drive 3.8 S fixed head coupes built. An original matching numbers UK right hand drive example. Original factory colour specification. One lady owner until 2007. Retrieved from over 35 years in heated storage by its second owner. 57,311 miles from new, original registration number. Major recommissioning by JD Classics including full bare metal repaint, cylinder head overhaul, engine bay detailing, suspension overhaul, new brakes, stainless steel wire wheels and new tyres, full rechrome. Superb original interior with optional factory wood rim steering wheel. A rare and correct example in superb condition. Please contact us for more details.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Ordered on 28 th February 1957 this Park Ward bodied example is one of only 81 S1 Continental Drophead Coupes built and one of only 31 constructed in left hand drive. It was built to order for the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter and delivered to her in New York on 16 th July 1957. The car included a number of special features from new including power hood, wing mirrors, power steering and, being an American car, was fitted with whitewall tyres, revised lights, different summer and winter thermostats, scuttle aerial and a larger brake pedal. Koenigswarter, who was born in the UK as Kathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild, had married the French aristocrat and diplomat Baron Jules de Koenigswarter before the Second World War where both of them served with the Free French forces and the Resistance. The Baroness, known as “Nica” to her friends, had first been introduced to Jazz by her brother and quickly became an enthusiast herself. When she grew bored of diplomatic life with her husband after the war, she moved to New York and began to patronize the Be-Bop Jazz movement that was emerging at the time. Renting a luxury suite at a number of ho
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII phase 2. Ice Blue/Blue interior. Matching numbers. Standard features on the MKIII include Walnut-veneer dash & wind up windows. This car had a 2 year full body off restoration by Austin Healey specialist Weiler-Knight and has been used very little since. Complete photographic record of restoration. An excellent useable professionally restored example. Please contact us for more details.