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.
**Now Reserved** Thanks for all your interest.... One of the most versatile and adored 60’s Saloons is the Jaguar Mk.II, and our car, being a UK RHD car with matching 3.8 litre engine and manual gearbox with overdrive is the perfect steed! Offered in very pleasing Opalescent Silver Blue with dark blue leather interior and blue carpets, the timeless colour combination suits the car admirably. We have both the Coombs style and original spats offered with this car so the new owner can choose which it wears. Purchased by its previous owner in 2006, the car when he bought it had been stripped, primed and painted, but the rest of the car was in boxes. With help from a friend they set about completely rebuilding this car to a very high standard, incorporating original components and spending in excess of £16,000 on parts and professional services from the likes of SNG Barratt Group and M and C Wilkinson Ltd. Dispatched in July 1964 via Munn 7 Underwood Ltd of Southsea, Hamshire, our car proudly wore the registration mark ‘CBK 450C’ as it still wears today. We don’t claim this car to be perfect, no car ever is, but it is very fine and we can fully understand the popularity of these cars amongst those in the know for their adaptability, treading a thin line between Saloon and Sports Car, their comfort, and to coin a phrase, “grace, space and pace”…. Viewings thoroughly recommended at our premises near York, North Yorkshire.
**NOW SOLD - Thanks for all your interest** Representing the very best of a great British tradition (and accordingly highly collectable!), the Land Rover ‘Heritage’ 90, limited to just 400 in number is a stamp in time to the iconic Land Rover, and signifies the end of an era for the remarkable utilitarian motorcar. This particular Heritage 90 was delivered new in November 2015 to its only owner, and has covered fewer than 350 miles! It’s still got the interior packaging to protect the central armrest and interior door handles, and even had the original wheels and tyres removed and the ones in the pictures married to the car to preserve the originals which have been safely stored. Both accompany the car when sold. The specification chosen included tow bar, mud flaps, heated rear screen, front seat and headrest covers, front rubber over mats and, well, that’s about it really… But what more do you need!? Four passenger seats, manual gearbox, Hi and Lo range selector, diff lock and a bit of traction control and you’re just about ready to take to the road… It is offered in exemplary condition as you would expect for a car which has covered only delivery mileage and is sold with full book pack, two sets of keys with fobs, V5C and both sets of wheels as aforementioned.
We are very privileged to offer what is undoubtedly the very best 1961 Lotus Seven in the world having been meticulously built by a noted race car restorer and preparer to faithfully replicate the 1500 Cosworth “Prisoner-Spec” Lotus Seven with new frame and panel work by Arch of Huntingdon, but importantly retaining key components from original frame which is also included in the sale. The engine alone in this car is of considerable value being as it is a 1500cc all-steel Cosworth-spec pre-crossflow with steel crank, steel rods, Cosworth pistons, gas-flowed head with dual valve springs, roller rockers, duplex timing chain, Piper alloy dry-sump pan and correct dry-sump lubrication system with authentic bulkhead mounted single-seater style oil tank as per the one factory car. The power is delivered through an Elan Sprint semi-close ratio gearbox, and standard 10 back axle with 4:1 ratio and Spitfire diff are fitted. It also boasts a full straight-through stainless-steel exhaust system. The restoration is seriously exemplary with substantial attention to detail and care taken to the extent that all components are either new or refurbished, and even all fasteners being nickel-plated. Our Lotus Seven is offered with rare original steering wheel and period-correct AC instruments and cabin features. First registered in the UK in 1961, the car spent a period in Japan before being repatriated and registered in the UK in January 2015 where it has had only two owners, the latter being the restorer. It has been painstakingly completed to the very highest standard and only covered some 200 running-in and shake-down miles since completion. Seeing really is believing with a car of this quality so please do come and make your own judgement….