This lovely little Mini Cooper is available for a negotiated sale around £6,000 which is in the middle of our very reasonable estimate range. Visit TradeClassics.com to see the full details of the car. EXTERIOR Painted in red with a black top, this car was resprayed around five years ago, before Michael’s ownership, and so presents itself in smart condition with some external modifications as can be seen from the pictures he has provided. Wheels & Tyres The car is sitting on minilite wheels as you would expect, and from the images provided by Michael, the tyres look to be in good condition. Bodywork Michael informs us that bodywork is in good condition, having had a restoration completed five years ago, and from the images provided looks good. Paint Paintwork looks to be in good condition as described be Michael, deep colours, even across panels and no fading. Glass and Trim Trim, glass and brightwork again from Michael’s description and images looks to be in good condition. INTERIOR Presented in a smart condition, the cloth interior looks good from the pictures available. The interior matches the colour combination of the exterior. Seats and Carpets The seats are finished in a black and cream cloth and Michael describes the condition as good, as can be seen from the images provided. The carpets and door cards are finished in red and black and also look smart. Dashboard Michael has told us that the dashboard is in good condition, the pictures reflecting this description too. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Controls in the car again described as good and look fresh from the images. MECHANICS Michael has told us that the car has had an engine and gearbox rebuild in its more recent life, and so the car is mechanically good. Engine and Gearbox Michael has described the engine and gearbox to be in excellent condition. The car starting from cold on first try, and there being no gear selection issues to observe. Suspension and Brakes Good is Michael’s view, the car driving like you would expect for a 1990’s Mini Cooper. Electrics and Other Michael has informed us that all important electrics etc are working as they should.
This feisty 911T Targa is available for a negotiated sale around £32,995 which is in the middle of our estimate range. Visit TradeClassics.com to see the full details of the car. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/porsche/1972-porsche-911t-targa/ EXTERIOR The car is finished in black, having been restored at some point in its life. This is confirmed as the Certificate of Authenticity that states the original colour was Signal Yellow/114. Wheels & Tyres The car is currently wearing some cookie cutter wheels which would have been swapped in at some point in the cars life. Bodywork Mark has told us that the bodywork is in good condition, and has not mentioned any rust issues. Paint Again, Mark informs us that the paintwork is good, but in no ways perfect as such. Glass and Trim Glass and trim look good from the images Mark has provided so far, and he has told us that are in good condition. However, the OF door window does have some light scratching visible. INTERIOR The interior is in a matching black colour to the exterior paintwork, and still features the 2+2 seating arrangement. Seats and Carpets The seats are wrapped in black vinyl and have been updated to the Porsche tombstone style seats that were featured on later models. Dashboard Mark has told us that the condition of the dashboard is poor, we will aim to get some pictures of any wear/defects to the dash. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The steering wheel shows signs of wear, and gear leaver appears to be a non-original example. MECHANICS Mark’s 911T Targa has been upgraded from the stock 2.4L engine that was featured in this model, to the later 2.7L engine with triple carbs. Along with this a sports exhaust has been fitted. Engine and Gearbox Mark tells us that the power unit is in good condition and runs smooth. It starts within a couple of tries, and as with most air-cooled Porsches, there is often a bit of blue smoke on initial start-up. The car features the standard dog leg 5 speed gearbox. Mark tells us that this is in poor condition and changing gears often results in excessive noise and can be hard to get in to second gear. Suspension and Brakes The car drives well from Marks description, as you would expect for a car from the early 70’s, and no issues to report. Electrics and Other All important electrics work with no issue, Mark tells us.
This beautiful Rover P5B Coupe is available for a negotiated sale around £11,995 which is in the middle of our estimate range. Visit TradeClassics.com to see the full details of the car including videos of it running and over 300 images. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/rover/1970-rover-p5b-coupe/ EXTERIOR The car has a real wow factor even today when you see it. The paintwork is absolutely lovely to look at, and I was really surprised to see how good the brightwork looked too for a car of this age, testament to how Peter has cared for the car. Wheels & Tyres Featuring the very American and of the era, Rostyle wheels, they set the car off well. The wheels looked to be in good condition, and tyres looked to be in order too, as documented in the media. The rear offside wheel is missing its Rover centre-cap, all others being present. Bodywork The bodywork on this P5B presented itself in good condition. The video media we have included covers every panel, and there was only one small spot of bubbling noticed, this is on the boot on the offside corner nearest the windscreen. The video under the car also shows the car to be in good condition. Paint With the quality and finish of paint on the car, Peter assumed that the car has been restored at some point in its life. The blue paint across the car looks deep and not faded in the slightest. Peter has looked after the car by waxing and polishing and this shows in the clear reflective properties too. There are a couple of areas where in the past doors and boots have met on the inner bodywork and the paint has been removed, these are documented in the video review and are not visible externally. Glass and Trim The glass, trim and brightwork all look in good condition. There are a number of areas on the car where it seems clear that rubber seals have been replaced and treated as they look very fresh. The brightwork across the car is particularly striking, and there is very little pitting present that you would expect. The nearside front passenger door window rubber has perished somewhat, and has visible cracking as documented in the video, all others appeared in good order. INTERIOR Interior on this car presents itself in original condition. Unlike the exterior, the interior does not appear to have been restored, but it is still a very nice cabin and shows some nice patina. Seats and Carpets The seats show a nice patina across the car, but could be brought up to a better standard with the right treatment. The seat bolsters and cushioning are all in good order. The carpets look original and a little tatty in certain areas where they have been caught. The front seat belts have covers attached to them which has worn over time, although the seatbelts themselves are in good order as expected with the car passing its MOT. Dashboard The dash and woodwork in the car looks very rich in colour. It has really held its own compared to the patina shown on the seats. There is no cracking in the dash, and the car features a neat little tool kit which is accessible from a tray in front of the gear lever. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick A lovely steering wheel wearing the Rover emblem with pride, and thin inner horn ring put you in control of the car. The automatic gearbox is controlled via the central console, and this presents itself in good order, with the gear selection indicator clearly visible. MECHANICS I went on a short drive with Peter around the local area to observe how the car handled from a passenger perspective. You can see the video along with a cold start in the media provided, and the detail below. Engine and Gearbox The car started first time on all occasions I was present, and idled smoothly. There was no smoke to worry about coming from the exhaust on start up or after a run. The car went through its gears without issue, including reverse. As mentioned in the video, when cold the change of 1st gear up to 2nd had a noticeable jump, as you would expect for a car of this age. Suspension and Brakes The short run took us through the village which included a number of speed bumps. The car handled these well and no knocks or rattles were observed. As described and detailed in the video the ride was comfortable both through the town and on a dual carriageway at speed. The Drive Both through the village and on the fast road at speed, the car pulled well along with going through its gears without issue on the run. Electrics and Other Peter has reported that everything works as it should do, although he has never tried to use the period radio that is present in the car, preferring to listen the sound of the V8 in the cosseted environment of the cabin.
This beautiful Ivory White Porsche 912 SWB (Short Wheel Base) is up for a negotiated sale at £41,000, which is in the middle of our estimate range. Visit www.TradeClassics.com to see full details including over 300 images and videos. EXTERIOR The exterior of the car is in good condition and looks amazing in its original Light Ivory colour that matches the Certificate of Authenticity. The car is very solid and only has a small patch of welding on the front floor that has been expertly finished; all detailed in the images and videos. Wheels & Tyres The car has a beautiful set of steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. They are in excellent condition and look fantastic against the ivory bodywork. The tyres all have good tread and even wear. Bodywork From our visual inspection the bodywork looks to be rot free and as mentioned, David has recently completed a small bit of welding work on the driver’s foot well. As you’d expect with a 50 year old car, there are a few small blemishes, including two on the front part of the bonnet, a scratch on the OSR wing, and slight imperfection on the NS door. A good paint specialist may be able to fix these small issues without respraying the panels. These have been picked out in the images / videos. Our visual inspection of the underside looks rot free and will be confirmed by passing a new MOT before sale. The body panels also look free from any significant rust. There are no signs of issues / filler on any of the usual hot spot areas like the skuttle, window surrounds and B posts. The panel gaps look visibly correct over the car and all doors, bonnet and engine lid open and close with no issues. Paint As you’d expect, the car has been painted at some point during its life. If the few small bodywork points as mentioned above were remedied, then this car would fall into the excellent condition category quite easily. Glass and Trim All glass looks in excellent visible condition with a new windscreen recently fitted. The chrome / brightwork is in really good condition as you can see from the media file. INTERIOR The interior on this 912 is particularly lovely and original. Seats and Carpets The front and rear seats are all in good condition – there is a very small tear on the driver’s seat that can be easily fixed. David has fitted new carpets and seals all around. Dashboard The gauges are in original condition and worked during our test drive. The dashboard looks good too with no splits. The front part of the dashboard has been recovered at some point in black leather. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The steering wheel looks original and is in lovely condition matching the patina of the rest of the interior. MECHANICS I have been out in the car two times to a total distance of about 5 miles. On both trips the car performed extremely well and started first go from cold with no smoke noticed. Engine and Gearbox Please see the video to see the cold start. The car started first time and once warm runs very smoothly and revs easily with no smoke. Suspension and Brakes As mentioned, the car handled as you’d expect on our short runs without any issue, i.e. the ride was smooth and the brakes pulled the car up straight. There were no suspension knocks or rattles to be heard from the car on our run, even over the roughest of ground. The Drive The car performed perfectly on our drives and was a joy to be out in. The engine, gearbox, clutch and suspension all worked well with no issues noticed. I was taken out in the car twice to a distance of about 5 miles with a maximum speed of about 50 mph. Electrics and Other No issues found during our inspection. A new fuel tank has also been fitted recently.
This solid air cooled Porsche 911 Targa is available for a negotiated sale with our mid estimate being £34,995. See full details on www.TradeClassics.com with further images and videos detailing the car. EXTERIOR Finished in Grand Prix White, with a smart black Targa roll bar and matching black Fuchs alloys, the car looks stunning. And not forgetting the ‘whale tail’ that gives the car that 80’s iconic style. Wheels & Tyres Wearing the correct Fuchs, all look to be in good condition from the pictures that Graham has provided. All tyres are recorded as being in good condition too. Bodywork The bodywork on this example is in very nice condition. Having being restored over the years by Graham, there is little wrong with this car, and it has had new front wings in his ownership. There is some small corrosion on the body by the Targa roll bar on both sides and a tiny spot under the near side headlight. Paint The paintwork looks in good condition from the images and video provided by Graham. Glass and Trim All of the glass and trim across the car looks good, with the rubber seals looking quite fresh too. INTERIOR The car comes with matching black leather trim and carpets throughout to continue the black on white theme. The car features the sportier front seats, with bigger side bolsters to support you through the corners; a great place to navigate from. Seats and Carpets Black leather with black piping, both the drivers and passengers seats look in great condition from the images Graham has provivded. There is not much wear visible in the normal spots, however on the drivers seat the leather has come away at the bottom where the electronic adjustment controls are. The carpets look in good condition too with new floor mats visible. The back of the car was reupholstered in 2011 and as seen in the pictures still looks new. Dashboard The dash which is also wrapped in leather looks to be in good condition too and Graham has not reported any defects with it. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Over Grahams ownership, a period correct Porsche steering wheel has been fitted and the gear stick gaiter replaced in 2012. MECHANICS Grahams car is the 3.2L variant, and being an ’85 model, features the 915 5 speed gearbox. Graham confirms the car is a matching numbers example and is running and on the road. Engine and Gearbox Graham has maintained the car every year, ensuring a basic service has been completed to keep the car running right. He has never had any issues with the car over the years, and as mentioned earlier, when correctly maintained the 3.2 engine is as solid as they come. Suspension and Brakes Some suspension and brake work was completed in 2015, as detailed in the media section. Graham tells us that the car is handling fine with no issues. Electrics and Other Graham has reported that everything is working as it should with the car.
This striking SM is available for a negotiated sale around £37,750 which is in the middle of our sales price estimate. See www.TradeClassics.com for full details and over 300 images and videos. EXTERIOR If you like your cars subtle in nature then this may not be the one for you! However, if you like to stand out a little, love the 70’s and quirky French design, then this is the car for you. It looks simply stunning and beautiful when we visited it in the morning sunshine. Wheels & Tyres The car is fitted with its original wheels and wrapped in Michelin tyres. The tyres all have good tread and even wear. Bodywork The bodywork is exceptional and after going over the whole car we only found two very small bubbles. One bubble on the lower part of the OSF wing and one on the NSR wing to the right of the wheel. It’s difficult to see under the car, however, Surjit assures us it’s in rot free condition. The bonnet, doors and rear boot all open and close perfectly and the panel gaps all look visibly correct and even across the car. Paint The paint is very striking and there are no visible signs of any colour difference across the panels, even in direct sunlight. The benefit of an older restoration is the likelhood of anything untoward coming through are much lower. Also, the car has always been garaged. Glass and Trim Both are in excellent condition across the car. The chrome is really very good and looks great against the gold paint. INTERIOR WOW is the word for this interior, it’s hard to think on a nicer place to be. The condition is simply exceptional and colour combination fits the car and the exterior colour perfectly. Seats and Carpets Of course the seats have been subject to restoration in the past and are in excellent condition, both visually and structurally. The carpets have been replaced at some point in the past too. The headlining is excellent with no signs of any sagging. Dashboard These are like new and there is no wear or splits on the dashboard. We did notice the RPM gauge is not working at the moment and would need to be looked into. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both are in original condition with no issues. MECHANICS These are complicated cars, both in terms of their suspension and that beautiful Maserati engine. The good news is this car has been very well maintained and everything, including the suspension, works just as it should. Engine and Gearbox The car started first go from cold and settled into a smooth tickover. There were no signs of any smoke and the engine felt very smooth when revving. Clutch and gear selection felt good with no issues noticed. Selecting reverse was also easy with no issues. Suspension and Brakes We didn’t take the car for a drive on our visit, however, we did manoeuvre it around the driveway and the assisted brakes felt good and we tested the suspension that worked perfectly too (see the video). The Drive As mentioned, we didn’t take the car for a drive, however, Surjit confirms that car drives and stops with no issues at all. In fact Surjit has used the car regularly during his ownership and has covered over 1,400 trouble free kilometers. Electrics and Other Windows and heating system all work correctly. The lights are directional based on the steering and Surjit is just confirming they work correctly, as they are currently pointing inwards. If there is any issue here then Surjit will remedy before the new owner picks the car up.
This fully restored car is available for a negotiated sale price around £27,750 which is in the middle of our estimated sale price. See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 300 images and videos. EXTERIOR Having been subject to a complete restoration in 2014, the exterior of the Multipla is immaculate. The cream and red paint looks deep and fresh from all angles, take a look at the media below for details. Wheels & Tyres Wearing red wheels to match the paintwork, the wheels and tyres look great on the mini SUV. Each features a Fiat chrome hubcap, the front offside hubcap having had a ding at some point in its life. Bodywork Visual inspection of the bodywork returned no concerns as to be expected from a professionally restored car. The panels and shut lines all looking true and the underside and sills showed no signs of rust. Paint As mentioned above, the paintwork on the car is great, and the colour combination looks lovely. Glass and Trim All the glass looked great across the car. The trim in some areas showed signs of pitting as you would expect for a car of this age. INTERIOR The cream and red theme continues on to the inside of the Multipla, and the interior, although sparse, has also been professionally restored. Seats and Carpets Red with cream piping, the seats all look in great condition. There are no carpets in this car, just a fresh set of rubber mats throughout as you’d expect. Dashboard Just the one gauge on the 600, and the front dash being painted cream with no covering but looking very smart. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Beautiful original thin steering wheel and the original style, no nonsense, simple gear stick. MECHANICS The 600 Mutipla features the 4 cylinder 600cc engine, I went out for a short run with Surjit and the car performed well. Engine and Gearbox Take a look at the video to see the cold start. The starter motor may require a few attempts on the odd occasion, but generally starts on the button first time. When the car is warm the engine idles smoothly and revs with no visible smoke. Suspension and Brakes On our short run, I was surprised as a passenger at how smooth the ride is. I was expecting a similar sensation to my own Fiat 500L, but this was not the case. No noises or rattles could be heard coming from the suspension and the car braked without issue too. The Drive The car pulled away without a problem and Surjit went through all the gears without issue, including reverse. Electrics and Other There aren’t many electrics on the Fiat 600, and the Mutipla variant is no different. We noticed that the oil pressure and temperature dials on the dash did not appear to be working. It’s assumed an easy fix and may be due to wiring.
This lovely SL which has been in the same ownership for 28 years is available for a price of around £9,000 which is in the middle of our estimate range. Visit TradeClassics.com to see the full details of the car including videos of it running and over 300 images. EXTERIOR The car looks absolutely fantastic in the red and magnolia colour combination in the spring sunshine. Wheels & Tyres The car is fitted with its original wheels and the tyres all have good tread and even wear. Bodywork The car looks to be good in terms of both rust and rot. On our inspection we noticed a bubbling on the leading edge of the OSF wing that Bill says has been there for most of his ownership and not got any worse. There is also a small dent on the top of the OSF wing. Common areas of rust are the wheel arches, sills and doors; all these areas show no visible signs of any significant rust. Please see the media pack and videos to review the condition and underside. Paint The red paint is very striking and there are no visible signs of any colour differences across the panels, even in direct sunlight. The are a couple of areas that have a little paint blistering that you only notice when looking hard / down the reflective lines. This is just on a few areas, most noticeably the NSF wing. Bill says this has remained the same for many years and not changed over time. The paint could do with a polish and wax to deepen the shine and remove cleaning swirl marks. Glass and Trim Both are in good condition across the car. There is some chrome damage to the strip at the top of the NSR wing, near the door. Also the rubber inserts in the bumpers on both sides have marks on, presumably due to the narrow entrance to Bill’s garage over the years. The chrome could also do with a good polish. We didn’t take the hardtop off during our visit, however, Bill confirms the black mohair hood is in good condition and the plastic window is discoloured but has no cracking. INTERIOR The interior is in good condition and would benefit from a thorough valet. Seats and Carpets The seats are in really lovely original condition with no rips or significant wear. A good clean with leather cleaner is all that is required to get them looking great and keep that all important patina. The arm rest and grab handle on the passenger side door were in need of tightening, but did not look visibly broken. Dashboard The dashboard is in good condition with no splits and could also do with a good clean to bring it up like new. The radio has been changed at some point in the past and would benefit from a period correct replacement. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both are in original condition with no issues. MECHANICS Kulraj accompanied Bill on a short drive from his house to a place where we could take the images and videos. Please watch the video to see how the car performed on the drive. Engine and Gearbox The car started first go from cold and settled into a smooth tick-over. However, blue smoke was initially noticed and cleared a little after revving. On the drive out the smoke returned and was visible throughout the journey. We checked the oil level and it was in the middle of min and max. The smoke is likely to be due to either: a) piston rings, b) valve stem seals or c) breather pipes. Unfortunately we can’t diagnose this before sale as Bill and Barbara really just want to sell the car. Instead the reserve price of the car has been amended to take this into account. Gear selection worked fine on the trip and about 45pmh was reached. Suspension and Brakes No issues noticed on the short drive to a maximum of 45mph. The Drive Again, no issues noticed on the short drive to a maximum of 45mph. Electrics and Other Electronics are light on this car, e.g. no electric windows. The car passed an MOT in January and also had a new alternator fitted in 2014.
This car is now available for a negotiated sale, with offers welcomed around the £9,999 mark. A stunning Daimler V8 250 in Blue with matching leather interior, further details and images are available on www.TradeClassics.com Mark has owned this car for just under a year, having wanted one since he was a little lad. Sadly circumstance has meant that he needs to part with the car in order to help care for his mother, otherwise this would probably be a car that he would keep for life. He’s not had that much of a chance to enjoy the car really, but has ensure that it is running as it should do and checked over by a local specialist to ensure the car is ready for sale. In his own words, Mark says the car is “a delight to drive“. I know exactly what he means from my own experiences with a V8 250, I would always have a smile on my face driving one of these. EXTERIOR The car is finished in a beautiful deep shade of blue, and Mark tells us the car was treated to a restoration at some point in the 90’s. The pictures tell this tale, with the car looking stunning. Bodywork The car even though exempt from needing one, has continued to have its MOT actioned every year over the past 5 years, and has passed with the current MOT ending in August. Mark tells us that the bodywork is in good condition with some tiny blemishes/bubbles on a couple of areas of the car. Paint The blue paint looks deep and strong from the pictures provided, and as mentioned the car was subject to a restoration which included a re-spray in the 90’s. Glass and Trim The glass and brightwork look to be in good order from the images provided, no overt signs of corrosion. INTERIOR This V8 250 is finished in blue leather to match the exterior, a fine choice. Mark will be providing some photographs of the interior. Seats and Carpets Mark describes the interior as being in good condition, with leather upholstery showing its age with some characteristic cracking that you would expect. There is a small section of the front passenger seat that could benefit from some re-stitching where the leather has come away from the piping. Dashboard The dials on the dash look in good condition from the picture that Mark has provided, and they appear to have probably been refreshed when the car was restored. MECHANICS The Daimler has an MOT until August 2018, and is road ready. As mentioned before, Mark has only had the car for less than a year and so it hasn’t been serviced, but has been checked over to ensure everything is in correct working order. Engine and Gearbox The Daimler is fitted with the 3 speed automatic gearbox, and of course the lovely 2.5L V8. The engine pulls strongly and can keep up with the traffic without issue. Mark tells us that the car goes through the gears as you would expect with a slightly noticeable gear-change from 2nd to 3rd when the car is cold. Suspension and Brakes Mark has said that the car handles the road without issue and brakes working smoothly too. The Drive The car steers and brakes easily, and keeps up with modern traffic. As mentioned, Mark says the car is a delight to drive. Electrics and Other No issues.
A very lovely and original Porsche 912 in a beautiful silver and black combination that has just passed its MOT. See TradeClassics.com for full details and over 250 images and videos of the car's underside and on the road test. This is a left hand drive model that was originally exported to Canada then brought back to the UK last year. Duty has been paid and has documentation allowing V5 registration in the new owner's name. The exterior of the car is in good condition (scale of: poor / good / excellent / concours). The car has had work over the years in the form of welding and paintwork. From a rust perspective it looks good on our visual inspection and in terms of paint there are panels that have been sprayed independently over the years, showing a slight colour difference on close inspection. The interior is a lovely place to be. The gauges and steering wheel are simply beautiful and show patina in line with the age of the car.
* Go to TradeClassics.com to see over 300 images and videos of this MGC GT * On Sale Now - available for a negotiated sale until Thursday 26th April before going to auction on Trade Classics. This is probably the best handling MGC GT in the UK and has won in its class concours events in Switzerland. With a £19,995 price being in the middle of our estimated range. The car has been modified over the years to make it a much more impressive GT car than the original MGC. Details are included in the images of work completed, to highlight some key points; high compression big valve head, lightened flywheel, Downton 6 branch exhaust system mated to a stainless steel exhaust system, electronic ignition, alloy rocker cover, uprated oil cooling system, Spax shockers, uprated torsion bars, parabolic rear springs, uprated brake discs and pads, Quaife quick rack steering. The car has been restored over it’s life, details including a respray are in the extensive paperwork images, and in Johns ownership the Sebring bumpers were added to the car to complete it’s rally-esque appearance. Wheels & Tyres The car has been fitted with 15in period correct steel racing wheels by Dunlop, and wrapped in tyres by Firestone. There are no signs of uneven wear, pictures of all wheels and tyres in the images section. Bodywork The bodywork is visually free from rust, with the car being dry stored at all times. Shut-lines across the car look even, and have been detailed in the video footage. Paint The red paint is in good visible condition, with the respray having been completed some 10 years ago. A few imperfections were noted, as you would expect with a car that has been used; a few tiny chips in the paintwork on the bonnet, some cracking of the paint on the underside leading edge of the bonnet, a small chip in the paint on the bodywork at the bottom of the boot entry. Glass and Trim Glass and rubber trim all looked in good condition. Other trim such as some of the chrome on the petrol cap and boot handle have some pitting as you would expect with the age of the car. Engine and Gearbox Cold starting the car was no issue (see video) with no problems coming from the exhaust. John had no issues setting off with the car cold, selecting reverse and then through to 3rd gear without an issue. Once warmed up on the run, John went through all the gears including use of the overdrive as detailed in the video. Suspension and Brakes The car handled the uneven and varied surfaces on our short run without any issue. There were no knocks or rattles to be heard from the car on our run. As mentioned above, both suspension and brakes have been upgraded over time to enhance the car. The Drive The car performed fine on the drive. Pulling along nicely, and the Quaife quick rack steering making light work of handling the car. Electrics and Other No issues.
On sale at £16,000, a beautiful example of a Pre HE XJS V12 Jaguar from 1976 Click For Details Full details with photographs and videos live on Trade Classics. Over the last 8 years Robin has spent over £6,000 in maintenance (see history file) and he has also completed a full respray in metallic black as the original colour was the not so popular Greensand. Robin has stored the car in a dry garage during this time. Wheels & Tyres The car is fitted with its original Kent wheels. All wheels and tyres are in good condition as highlighted in the media pack. Bodywork All panels are free from parking dents and the shut-lines across the entire car look visibly correct and all doors close evenly. The usual rust areas (rear boot / sills / lower doors / wings) all look in good solid order. Paint The paint is in good visible condition. We didn’t use the paint depth gauge on this vehicle due to the fact its been resprayed. There are some signs of masking if you look closely due to the fact the windows were not removed during the respray. Inside the roof gutters could do with some paint correction attention and the front splitter has flaking paint that needs addressing. Glass and Trim Glass and trim are all in good order. Seats and Carpets The leather seats are in good condition and have been sympathetically maintained keeping that all important patina. The carpets are in good condition, however, a set of new front mats are required. Dashboard The dashboard is in original condition. The radio has been changed, however, Robin has a period correct radio that the new owner can fit back if required. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both are original and in good condition as highlighted in our media pack. Engine and Gearbox The car started first go from cold (see video) and reversed out of the garage with no issues. There was no rough running and the engine sounded smooth as it should. Robin has spent a lot of money on the engine during his ownership, including new injectors, fuel pump, water pump. The car has also been fitted with a reconditioned torque converter and had the gearbox rebuilt. Suspension and Brakes Robin reports no issues with these components and has spent money on new rear shock absorbers, rear springs, rear lower suspension arms. The Drive No drive was actioned due to the car being on a SORN and MOT expired, however, you can see a short clip of the car running, reversing out of the garage and more footage in our “Meet The Owner” video. Click for details
Auction Now Live: Ends Friday 16th March 8.30PM. LIVE AUCTION Full details with photographs and videos live on Trade Classics. This example we have on sale from Paul has been cared for, but also importantly for a drivers car, driven and enjoyed. If you are looking for an honest Fast Ford that you can own and cherish that’s priced sensibly, then this could be the car for you. Wheels & Tyres The car is fitted with 5 spoke 19″ Rota GTR alloy wheels, with Michelin tyres all round. The wheels looked in great condition, as can be seen in the media. Bodywork The bodywork looks in honest condition, the styling flares that come with the RS really setting the car off, and we didn’t observe any dents in the bodywork. The low front splitter has some visible scratches on it, which you can review in the media. Paint The paintwork on the car looks fresh as you would expect with a 2009 car that has been looked after. The combination of the flared bodywork and large wheels on the RS are notorious for picking stone-chips. This car being a 73,000 mile example has honest paintwork on close inspection to reflect this. Please review the detailed video so that you can judge for yourself. Glass and Trim Glass and trim were all in good order. LIVE AUCTION