The 911 2.7 Coupe was essentially the Jetronic fuel-injected and impact-bumpered wearing successor to the hugely collectable 911 2.4 S and was introduced to the Porsche line-up in October 1973. So many superlatives already litter the landscape of Porsche chronicles that we needn’t afflict you with them here, but being a narrow-bodied 911 cut from the same cloth of the 60’s machines, without what some may consider the cumbersome styling of certain later Porsche’s, well, you can imagine our appetite for such a car! Our (now rather rare) example is finished in Grand Prix White with Black leather interior and thanks to careful maintenance presents today in very good order. This is a higher-mileage car, but this is punctuated with thousands of pounds of expenditure, much of this recent, to bely it’s true mileage in both the cosmetic and mechanical condition. The comprehensive history file evidences maintenance back to 1993 when it was subject to a full engine rebuild at 137,000 miles by TAE of Cornwall. The mileage is now 172,500 and in the subsequent period further servicing input from Maxted-Page amongst others has kept this car on song. Not least, shortly after acquisition by its current keeper, it was presented to Porsche Centre Kendal in July 2015 with a brief to go right through the car ahead of a planned European road trip. The result was more than £12,000 to replace and fit all new oil pipes, front wish bones and ball joints, new sound absorber material in engine bay, full service to engine and brake servo, gearbox and differential oil change, and two new heat exchangers at close to £1,000 each. Needless to say, some 2,000+ miles around Europe were completed without incident! There’s an awful lot that looks very very right about these mid-Seventies 911’s and with styling features like the ooh-soo-period ‘cookie-cutter’ wheels the future of these models looks secure. Offered with long MOT, the aforementioned generous history file and in very good order throughout, what’s not to like?
Presented in original and glorious Dubonnet Rosso, our car presents very pleasingly with just enough patina to tell a story. Too often restored cars can overstep the original brief and lose their soul. Not true here. Our car was the subject of extensive restorative work in the mid-1990s by noted Aston Martin restorer, Vic Bass, of London. From the mid-1980s to 2013 Vic was entrusted to restore and refresh 2813/R, the result of his and some specialist labours still being very evident today. These works included to strip and finish the floorpans and chassis, to strip and rebuild the front and rear suspension and axle, refit petrol and brake lines, refit exhaust, to make new inner wing panels and fit, and to present to Spray-Tec of Northampton for a full repaint in September of 1992. All this is receipted, and there’s plenty more besides. In the same period, the current engine and the then automatic gearbox were also overhauled, although, since this time, in December 2014, the far superior Tremec five-speed manual gearbox has been fitted at a cost of some £10,000, transforming the drivability of this car no end and proving why this has become a common and appreciated upgrade. The accompanying BMIHT certificate confirms Dubonnet as original colour, with natural trim to the interior as it still sports today, with optional extras of chrome roadwheels, heated rear window, three-ear hub caps, powered aerial, LSD, and Avon turbospeed GT tyres. First sold on 8th February 1967 via HR Owen of Romford, our Aston Martin has had just five keepers from new, the latest since 2013. The subject of regular maintenance yet used only sparingly in current ownership, 2813/R has very recent MOT to April 2019 (with no advisories) and is offered at a very competitive price in today’s market with nothing to do for the immediate future but to enjoy…
2014 Jaguar XFR 5.0 V8 S/Charged The XFR is an incredible machine from a British manufacturer in ascendancy. Ours is offered in textbook ‘Q’ car colours of Graphite Grey with Black leather interior, stitched white, and fewer than 38,000 miles. Tasteful styling cues courtesy of the ‘Supercharged’ emblazoned bonnet vents and seven-spoke alloy wheels, plus the quad exhausts from the rear give the XFR a more purposeful and unique look over rival saloons. Jaguar are really leading their class with the design of their interiors and it’s no exception here. Piano Black wood to the centre console and milled steel-effect dashboard are really classy touches. The real wonder of this car though is the engine. The seamless delivery of power thanks to the 5.0 Litre Supercharged lump is breath-taking. It’s just incredible to have this much power and potential in such a modest-looking car and surrounded by such comfort. Boasting a 50mph to 70mph acceleration time of just 1.9secs, and a top speed north of 200mph this is a world-beater. We haven’t been brave enough to truly test the full potential of the 503bhp, but we’ve seen and experienced enough to agree with the 2013 Autocar 5-Star review of the XFR nonetheless. Our XFR further benefits from a full Jaguar service history and will receive its scheduled interim service before going to its new owner. This car is fully HPI clear, MOT’d to 3rd February 2019 and is offered with Jaguar Approved Warranty to February 2019 also. Physically available to view near York, please call to make an appointment.
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.
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.