Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1991 Daimler Double Six. Superbly well maintained car, with no expense spared by recent titled owner of 23 years. JD Classics restoration in 2001 and fully recommissioned within last 2000 miles. Recently fitted with one of the last new Jaguar factory interiors with luxury limo-spec carpets. Factory electric steel sunroof, air conditioning, central locking, electric windows and ABS brakes. Handmade JD stainless steel exhaust system and upgraded JD specification throttle bodies. Having only covered 44000 miles since new, the car was previously stored in a dry, heated environment. Comes with original Purchase Invoice, original handbooks, service book and tools. Fitted with trip computer, Cobra alarm system, FM radio / CD player and battery trickle charger. Sold with a large history file outlining the full extent of our previous restoration work, previous MOT’s validating mileage and numerous invoices. Factory colour spec and undoubtedly one of the most immaculate examples available in the World. Please contact us for further details. Price on application.
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 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 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 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 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 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S LHD When the V12 Vanquish appeared in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day it joined the legendary DB5 in becoming one of the best film cars of all time and secured its place as one of the most desirable Aston Martins of recent years. Its 5.9 Litre V12 developed 450 bhp at 6800 rpm and delivered a top speed of 190mph. When the Vanquish S was unveiled in 2004 the Aston Martin’s already phenomenal performance was further increased with a maximum power output of 520 bhp at 7000 rpm and a top speed exceeding 200 mph, which made it the fastest ever Aston Martin until the Vantage V12 S was unveiled in 2013. Other refinements included a slightly lower drag coefficient, subtle styling changes and larger brakes. When construction of the Vanquish S finished in 2007 it proved to be the last model produced at Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell factory. Constructed in 2005 to LHD export specification, this Vanquish S is an incredibly low mileage example with only 4242km recorded on the odometer. Finished in the rare colour scheme of Nero Daytona (Black) paint with Light Tan interior it comes with a full complement of facto
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1958 XK150 S LHD 3.4 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 full matchin
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 Coming soon a very rare Aston Martin DB4 Series Five Vantage with the desirable Special Series engine. In September 1962 Aston Martin introduced the final version of the DB4, which was designated the DB4 Series V (Five) and featured a number of changes over previous versions including recessed three piece tail lights, a taller and longer body to provide more interior space and slightly smaller wheels, which kept the overall height the same. The front of most Series V cars had the same aerodynamic design with closed-in headlights as that already used on the DB4 GT, a style that was later carried over to the DB5. In total only 50 DB4 Series V saloons were built between 1962 and 1963 and of these only 16 were finished in RHD to Vantage specification, which included the desirable Special Series (or SS) engine featuring three HD8 SU carburetors and a revised cylinder head, which combined to give an increased power output of 266bhp. The car offered here is one of these very rare Series V DB4 Vantages, which was built in 1963 and originally owned by the famous Jazz musicians Johnny Dankworth and his wife Cleo Laine. By early 1974 the car had bee
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This Maserati is a very rare car being one of just 251 Vignale Spyders produced and one of only 5 built in RHD. Constructed in October 1963 it was delivered to its first owner in London in February of 1964 and came fitted with optional Borrani wire wheels, which it retains to this day along with full matching numbers and a good history file. Factory 5 speed gearbox and electric windows. Currently undergoing a full JD Classics restoration to concours condition, it will benefit from a bare metal respray to be finished in Grigio Metallic (Gunmetal) and will be re-trimmed with Biege Leather. All mechanical components are being fully overhauled, renewed and rebuilt as required including suspension, brakes, engine (including original fuel injection system), clutch, gearbox, differential and steering. Due for completion in spring 2017, it provides an exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase one of the rarest right hand drive open top Maserati’s in immaculate condition. Please contact us for further details Photos are of a similar car previously supplied by JD Classics
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 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 This is a genuine factory-built RS1800 and one of the first off the production line. The RS1800 model was a highly specialised variant of the second Escort series and designed specifically for competitive rallying. The key features included a strengthened 2 door saloon body and significantly uprated power delivered via a 1.85 litre version of the 16-valve/twin-overhead-cam Cosworth BDA engine, which produced some 115bhp. Other characteristics were a four speed gearbox, MacPherson strut independent front suspension, solid rear axle and disc brakes to the front wheels. The example offered here was constructed at Ford in 1975 and, being one of the earliest cars, was virtually hand built. The car was assigned the Kent registration number KKL280P and further prepared by RS dealership Haynes of Maidstone for use by John Taylor who campaigned it over the next 2 seasons, achieving outright victory in the 1976 Irish Tarmac Championship. With the arrival of a newer car, KKL280P was then sold to Stuart Pegg (Roger Clark’s co-driver) in June 1977 and used by a number of other well-known drivers including Jan Hettema, 5 times South African national ch
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.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS RHD This exceptional Dino is one of just 258 produced in RHD and is an original UK delivered car. Manufactured in 1973 it was ordered by Maranello Concessionaires and shipped to its first owner, a Mr J Le Coutre of London in July where it stayed for the next few years until it was acquired by a Mr R Slack of Atlanta Georgia and exported to the United States. The car saw little use stateside and remained in storage from 1985 until 1999. At some point in this period the car was re-painted red but otherwise remained in very original condition as one would expect of a car with limited mileage and few owners. In 2000 the Dino was acquired from the deceased estate of a Mr Ted Carson, who was also from Atlanta, and by August had been shipped to Australia where it was completely dismantled and the entire vehicle bead blasted in preparation for a full body-off restoration, which was undertaken by an award winning specialist in New South Wales. Since the completion of the work the car was displayed at a number of events and won its class at the 2009 NSW Ferrari Owner’s Club concours. The car remained in Australia until 201
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 The Lotus Cortina offered here is one of only two Group 5 works cars that were built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship. Car number E14 LS was constructed in March 1966, registered PHK614D and immediately assigned to Jim Clark for use at Oulton Park on 2 nd April, although the meeting was disrupted by poor weather. The next outing was at Snetterton a week later where fellow Formula 1 driver Peter Arundell took the car to a 2 nd in class and 5 th overall finish in the Archie Scott Brown Memorial Trophy. Over the course of the next month two more 2 nd in class results would be achieved at Goodwood and Silverstone with Arundell and Jacky Ickx driving. In May the car was used as a spare car at Crystal Palace and in June the engine was converted to fuel injection by BRM. The first race with the new engine was the Grand Prix support race at Brands Hatch on 16 th July where Sir John Whitmore achieved a 1 st in class victory and 4 th overall finish. The car was back at Brands Hatch in August for the Guards International meeting and on this occasion Peter Arundell placed 3 rd overall and 2 nd in class. Arundell was the driver fo
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 XK140 Drophead Coupe, one of 480 in RHD and one of only 15 delivered in British Racing Green with Suede Green interior and Gunmetal hood. It is a particularly important example in view of its almost un-paralleled originality and time warp condition. Constructed in November 1955, it was dispatched on January 18th 1956 to its first owner; the proprietor of Graphic Designs, a Wolverhampton-based design company. For the next 52 years it remained in the same family ownership and covered only a little over 30,000 miles during that time before being acquired by JD Classics in 2008. Carefully maintained throughout its life, it is one of very few survivors that remain in remarkably good unrestored condition retaining full matching numbers, original paintwork, carpets, trim, hood and tools, including the rare wheel brace that was only fitted to cars with disc wheels. The remarkable degree of preservation of this example is confirmed by the fact that it is featured in two highly significant books; “Jaguar XK140/150 in Detail”, written by Jaguar Daimler Heritage’s chief archivist Anders Clausager and the “Original Jaguar XK”, written by the founder o
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello RHD Launched in 2002 the 575M Maranello is a front engine rear wheel drive two seat grand tourer built by Ferrari as a replacement for the 550 Maranello. While superficially similar to its predecessor, the 575 included minor styling changes penned by Pininfarina as well as some more substantial technical improvements and a revised interior. The more significant changes included larger disc brakes, an enlarged and more powerful engine (delivering a top speed of 202 mph), improved weight distribution and adaptive suspension technology. The 575 also included a choice of two six speed transmissions including a conventional manual gearbox and, for the first time on a Ferrari V12, Magneti Marelli's semi-automatic 'F1' gearbox. This particular example is a UK delivered Right Hand Drive car that was fitted with the F1 gearbox from new and has the added benefit of having been upgraded by Maranello Sales Ltd in 2004 with the highly desirable Fiorano handling package and subsequently a Tubi exhaust system. Delivered to its first customer in Twickenham in July of 2002 it was finished in the very rare colour scheme of Verde
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1953 Arnolt-Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Spyder LHD This Arnolt-Aston Martin is an exceedingly rare motorcar being one of the first six original DB2/4 LHD chassis that were fitted with special bodies crafted by Bertone in Turin and then imported to the US by industrialist and car dealer S.H. Arnolt. Amongst this very limited run of Arnolt-Aston Martins, Chassis LML 505 is even rarer being one of just three spyders and the only one built to deluxe road-going specification. S.H. Arnolt was a well-known industrialist from Illinois who began to import British sports cars just after the Second World War. By the early 1950s Arnolt had identified the potential to combine the best of British engineering with Italian styling and American sales and distribution networks to create a quick, stylish and profitable sportscar that would meet the growing demand for such cars from an eager American public. Arnolt’s first forays with this approach were highly promising and involved Italian coachbuilder Nuccio Bertone and the British Motor Corporation Ltd, who supplied Bertone with the MG TD chassis and together they sold 100 examples of the Arnolt-MG during
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1950 Aston Martin DB2 ‘Washboard’. 1 of only 50 examples built. Almond Green with Green Hide and carpets, delivered new to Australia, period race history. Subject of a total body off restoration in Australia. Extensive 2000 hour concours detailing including a full re-paint and engine out engine bay detailing by JD Classics in 2015 culminating in a class award at Pebble Beach concours. One of the best early DB2’s in existence. Please contact for further details.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 6C RHD Short Nose This rare Ferrari was originally owned by well-known businessman and philanthropist Gerald Ronson and is one of only five 275 GTB Short Noses built in right hand drive with six carburettors. Ordered in April of 1965 this car was delivered to Mr Ronson via Maranello Concessionaires and HR Owen Ltd in May of that year. Original correspondence on file from this time shows that it was ordered in Rosso Cina paint with Black leather and checked Grey cloth seats, although Mr Ronson changed this prior to delivery and the car was actually finished with Black all-leather seats highlighted with Red piping. Other features specified by Mr Ronson included light alloy wheels, Radiomobile radio with roof-mounted aerial, Mintex M33 soft-pad brakes, seat belts and the optional ‘Silent Travel’ package, which comprised extra sound deadening material in the interior and the engine bay. Interestingly Mr Ronson also initially specified that the car be fitted with three twin-choke carburettors but reserved the right to upgrade to a six carburettor configuration, without additional cost to him, should this prove unsatisfacto
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster "Liege – Rome – Liege", Rally Car. British Racing Green/Green hide. Ordered in 1951 direct from Jaguar for use in competition. Period Upgrades included uprated engine with two inch sandcast SU carburettors, uprated gearbox, competition Borrani wire wheels, modified rear wheel arches for easier wheel removal, quick lift jacking points mounted at the centre point of the chassis. The car went on to compete in the Liege – Rome – Liege Rally in 1952, 1953 and 1954 driven by Bohni/Hahn, finishing 11 th overall in 1952 and 28 th overall in 1954 retiring lying 12 th overall at two thirds distance in 1953. Subject of a total professional chassis off restoration between 2007 and 2011. One owner for the last 35 years. An important very well documented genuine Competition Jaguar. Eligible for the most prestigious historic competition/rally events. Please contact us for further details.