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.
Needing no introduction our matching numbers Series II Roadster is a charming car with an honest feel. Restored some time ago, it is offered in a condition which tells a story and is very pleasing indeed. Furthermore, it is sold with valuable registration ’72 VY’ as viewed. Imported from Florida in 1997, our car was then subjected to a thorough restoration and conversion to right hand drive which was completed in 2005. It was during the restoration that the lovely Signal Red paint was chosen, though the whole car was stripped and repainted again just three years ago. At this time the car was also professionally retrimmed in Black to a high standard, and a brand new windscreen fitted. Our car further benefits from nearly-new MWS chrome wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tyres, EBC ventilated disc brakes and pads, hi-torque starter motor, uprated distributor, battery isolator switch and is in very good all-round mechanical order with MOT’s to record the mileage from just 85,500 when imported in 1997 to 98,500 today. The Series II is in our opinion too often overlooked but at our price level we believe this offers genuine value for money versus an equivalent S1 or even S3 Roadster.
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 SOLD** - Thank you for all your interest..... 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….
**NOW SOLD** - Thanks for all your interest.... Coming from the estate of an enthusiastic owner who cherished and enjoyed his E-Type for close to 30 years, we’re privileged to offer this car for sale for the first time in nearly three decades. We’re not representing this car as a 100 Point Concours Contender, but then we’re not asking £150,000 either, however, to true Car Guys we know you’ll respect and appreciate the value of an unmolested and survivor E-Type that requires no restoration or even recommissioning, but would undoubtedly benefit from certain pride of ownership enhancements during what we hope will be your 30-year custodianship…. Originally optioned Azure Blue paintwork in largely very good order adorns our car tastefully, whilst the interior is trimmed in fine tan leather which has seen some miles, but is not ripped, torn or unjustly sagging. The powerful 12-cylinder engine pulls strongly through the Borg-Warner automatic gearbox, the steering is precise yet effortless, and the power delivery exceptionally smooth. We’re surprised by just how effortless and enthralling it is to drive this car. Not to mention how very refreshing it is to have the turn of pace required to keep up with modern traffic in a classic car making this E-Type a sure-fire all-rounder… This car is sold with sufficient MOT records to be confident its claimed 75,000 miles is accurate, Handbooks, one key, V5C, a full 12 month MOT and its unusual yet pleasing registration number; ‘OO 5089’.
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. Offered with full fitted leather luggage set, but we regret not the private registration plate as seen.