A real treat to behold, we bet there aren’t many who wouldn’t agree that our Stag looks like a fresh restoration, despite having been completed in 1991 such is its exemplary condition and quality. A credit to the team at Tudor Classics of Manchester with whom more than £26,000 was invested to make this the very best available. The bodywork is very good, arrow straight and exceptionally well painted in a tasteful shade of metallic blue with what appears to be a light fleck in the paint. The interior is well trimmed in black leather, and the wood, hard-top, door cards and carpets are all in good order as well. Mechanically, the V8 engine which was meticulously rebuilt at point of restoration and performs as you would expect from such a car. It’s being mated to the manual overdrive gearbox is also an enormous positive in our opinion since we believe this enhances the driving experience considerably. The restoration was comprehensive to the very last nut and bolt and is fully detailed with receipts from Tudor Classics, however, even before this restoration it is clear from the copious documentation from pre-1991 that this was a well maintained and cared for car. This car really does need to be seen to be appreciated. Now offered with a nearly new canvas hood, hard top, and a large collection of invoices, receipts and old MOTs. Inspections are welcomed at our premises in North Yorkshire.
Supplied by Casino Garage S.A.R.L, Beausoleil in the French hills above Monte Carlo, to this day, Casino Garage continue to supply Alfa Romeo to the great and good of the Cote d’Azur and Monaco. This is as it was, no less, for our Series 4, 2.0 Litre Spider offered here. Owned by one Mr Peter Morris, an Australian, resident in glorious Antibes, he was to keep and cherish his Alfa in and around Alpes Maritimes until eventually passing to only its second owner in the UK in 2015. Since this time our car has been the subject of a considerable restorative works including a full repaint in Silver to a high standard. Further, the interior has been completely re-trimmed in Blue Scottish Squares cloth to the seats and door cards – reminiscent of a mid-1950’s Mercedes’ Gullwing – a full set of replacement carpets have been fitted, and a high-quality Black mohair roof supplied by ClassicAlfa. In all, more than £11,000 has been invested for us to offer this car in this condition today. Mechanically, the service book shows that the car was maintained well in its early days in France with mileage recorded at 76,000 kms in 2003. Less used in recent years, the mileage still only stands at a very modest 89,000 kms, but the engine is still very sweet and responsive, with just enough growl to remind the driver of the relative potency under his or her right foot. This car is currently MOT’d to June 2018, awarded fewer than 100 kms ago. Our charming Alfa Spider also benefits from being offered with full book pack and documents wallet containing all related handbooks, service book, and even the guarantee and business card of the salesperson who handled the sale to Mr Morris in 1992…. Unrepeatable? Perhaps.
We’re proud to offer for sale this competitive, proven and turn-key rally entrant which has been subjected to the most rigorous Regularity Rallying Category One restoration in 2012 by Kevin Savage Rally Preparers on a fully restored shell. This no-expense spared build and maintenance by one of the very best in the business has resulted with what in our opinion is the most well-sorted, stylish and comfortable long-distance or one-day rally entrants money can buy…. and it seriously is cheap money at that when you consider what the cost to replicate today would be! An ideal steed for Rally of the Tests, Winter Challenge, Classic Marathon etc., our car boasts several class wins, FIVA passport, and finished 3rd overall during its last rally in France in late 2017 on what was then a freshly rebuilt Kevin Savage engine (£7,000!), which still now has travelled just 1,500 miles. The massive spec of this car includes correct period Alfa 1600cc engine with Cosworth pistons, steel rods, and nitride crank which produces some 155bhp. This benefits from the aforementioned full rebuild with new piston valves and cams by Savage with only low mileage since, plus, the 5-speed gearbox was rebuilt by Savage in 2015 also. Our car further benefits from low ratio diff with grippa LSD, rear axle with bigger half-shafts, disc brakes with 3 pot calipers, alloy radiator (painted black to look more period), fully rewired all fused and relayed high-powered alternator, heated front screen, alloy sump and gearbox guard, fully sorted suspension with Spax adjustable shockers, poly-bushed where necessary and rally springs, plus Safety Devices roll cage and Willans harnesses. Further equipment includes dual alloy fuel tanks with c100 litre capacity combined, twin batteries, Cibie spot lamps, rear Lucas reverse lamp, fully trimmed interior with the most comfortable long-distance Recaro seats you could imagine, plus, Brantz trip and rally timer, stopwatches, and multiple map lights. ….oh, and she looks bloody pretty too! This is an identical spec car to John Abel’s 2017 Rally of the Tests winning car, and we’re not joking when we confidently claim you could collect this car from our showroom and drive to the starting gate of just about any rally you choose and compete…. and compete strongly too! Accompanied by a full file of history, receipts, photographs, full spec and some £3,000 worth of alloy wheels and forest/snow/tarmac tyres, not to mention the intact (albeit frost-bitten) original engine, the combined package of this car and spares is a very tempting proposition indeed…. “Cars with a purpose” – that’s our new favourite formula!
We’ve long been admirers of the DB7 which in V12 ‘Vantage’ Volante form is still today one of the prettiest and accomplished gentleman’s express we can recommend. Our car, offered in handsome Skye Silver which presents almost Graphite in the flesh is perfectly complemented with Charcoal leather interior, and black mohair roof, lined in light suede. Registered in late July 2000 our car lived a pampered life in London with its first owner, receiving no fewer than six service stamps before being sold by Aston Sales Mayfair to its second owner near Edinburgh on 1st October 2002. It’s third and final owner in Cheshire acquired this car on August 2017 at 51,455 miles. From 2007 to 2017 the car travelled fewer than 4,500 miles, being kept for the majority of this time in an outbuilding on a Scottish property described to us something from a scene in Skyfall…. Past MOT’s from this period include in 2008 at 48,139 miles, 2009 (48,653 miles), 2011 (51,732 miles), 2013 (51,790 miles), 2016 (51,809 miles) and the latest in August 2017 awarded at 52,069 miles, with our car now showing a warrantable 52,400 miles covered. A recent £2,000 service and MOT receipt from ABP Motorsport in Crewe in August 2017 gives our car a clean bill of health and thorough examination. Formerly, as the service history below confirms the car was subject to regular maintenance, and was even treated to a full gearbox recondition in May 2005 at a cost of some £3,200. Whilst our car has had some paintwork in the past to the nose and bonnet to rectify stone-chips, the paint, which is a shade that suits this car impeccably, presents largely in very good order. The interior is used, but not excessively worn or abused, and the convertible roof and leather tonneau operate and fit without question. The V12 engine is a fine power plant and the relative luxury of the DB7 cabin rivals far younger luxury sports cars. With the added benefit of a convertible roof this is a seriously qualified car worthy of close inspection at a most-attainable price.
Supplied by Rootes Ltd of Piccadilly W1 A well-known car in Bentley circles with fascinating early history Original Registration Number, 'UL 663' Owned for more than 25 years by former WWII Pilot in Suffolk A characterful benchmark Classic in exemplary condition Further details and price on application
Quality abounds with this beautifully restored Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, surely the finest on the market today. First delivered in June 1970 to Mr. Peter Flagg of Meriden, Connecticut as a birthday gift for his wife, the Arabian Grey coachwork chosen by the Flagg’s for their love of grey horses and still sported today is an unusual yet perfectly suited colour for this elegant roadster. Contrasted with vibrant red leather and dark grey soft-top it’s a handsome and rare combination that really appeals. This car has had just five keepers from new, passing via two short tenures in Connecticut to prominent M-B Owners’ Club Member and president of the W113 Club of America, Mr. Douglas Kim. Now a New York resident, our Mercedes continued to live a coveted life being showcased at local car events and becoming particularly well-known to fellow model enthusiasts. Fast-forward to 2003, when this car was purchased by Ms. Nicola Colley who repatriated her Mercedes to UK shores in late 2005, some 33 years after it first left our Continent. It was used regularly until late 2011, after which, starting from early 2012, it became the subject of a comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration involving a bare-metal strip and respray, and a complete engine and gearbox overhaul by a host of experienced specialists, not least, celebrated Mercedes-Benz authority, Cardock Classics of Dublin who have painstakingly rebuilt this car to original specification. With its classic status today continually rising, the Mercedes-Benz 280SL is a truly timeless classic considered to be one of the most comfortable and civilised sports cars on the market, and our car, with full UK V5C registration and fresh MOT test certificate is worthy of the highest consideration.
Requiring no introduction, the Mk.I Mini Cooper ‘S’ 1275cc is perhaps the hottest car to own today, and de rigueur for any collector… Our car, a late 1967 build sold by Stringers Motors of Bournemouth in June ’68 is offered with its original registration it adorned then, sports its original colour scheme of Island Blue with Old English White roof and boasts just four former keepers making it surely a consideration to any prospective Cooper S purchaser? We won’t pretend this car is 100% original having been altered in the early 1980’s when used in fast-road and rally competitions as part of Colin McRae’s Aberdeen and District Motor Club, but it is genuine matching chassis and engine numbers; does carry a period charm; and is not priced at above £55,000 as many seem to believe is accurate! Our pocket-rocket Cooper is exceptionally quick thanks to its Stage 4 1293cc ‘S’ engine and ‘S’ box with lower final drive. It sports twin Dellorto down draught carburetors, forged Works pistons, stage 4 fully-ported big-valve ‘S’ head, fully-adjustable suspension, high-load sport clutch pressure plate and modified oil pressure relief valve. ‘MRU 788F’ was the subject of a comprehensive bare-metal restoration in 2002 with replaced or restored front wings, inner and outer ‘A’ posts, outer doorsteps, inner and outer sills, boot floor and battery box, complete offside rear arch, then stripped, seam-sealed and repainted topside and underneath. Despite the paint retaining a deep shine, after 15 years it could now be bettered. The retains many original features and parts including Grey and Gold Brocade rear seats and door cards, however, crushingly, the front seats were replaced by period style bucket seats many years ago, and the dashboard has been replaced to allow for more instrumentation which was necessary when campaigned. We’re certain these aspects could be reinstated if one chose, and this is why our asking price leaves enough ‘value’ left in the car for somebody to undertake this. Accompanied by BMIHT heritage certificate, current MOT, V5C and several past log books, a full DVLA record of owners, countless invoices and receipts and a whole host of photographs, we invite your sincere interest and viewing of this special little Mini.
Pay close attention as they don’t get much better than this…. We’re delighted to offer for sale this beautiful 1997 Ferrari 456 GTA which we sold to its current keeper in 2012. In our opinion the Ferrari 456 remains one of the very finest GT’s from a brand synonymous with quality and prestige, and we can’t recommend the comfort, power and performance highly enough… Ours is extremely unusual being as it is offered in glorious Rosso Corsa coachwork which is very rare for the 456 model, and matched with luxurious Crema interior. It has considerable further appeal by having travelled fewer than 22,000 miles from new and has recently undergone a fresh service, including cam belts. It really is of the finest quality with a deep shine to the paintwork, unmolested seats and carpets, and an unrivalled driving experience at what we genuinely consider a modest outlay for such an accomplished motorcar. Viewing is highly recommended.