Here at Trade Classics we are excited to be handling the sale of this fresh-to-market E-Type on behalf of an ex-Jaguar Heritage Engineering Manager and E-Type specialist, together with his personal guarantee on this car. There is no other E-Type on the market today that has this level of assurance – opportunities like this don’t come along every day. Paul, the owner and our client, is motivated to sell this beautiful car and as such it’s priced accordingly, as we are authorised to negotiate at £85k + premium. Bearing in mind series one convertibles for restoration are selling in today’s market for £60+, then this really is a special opportunity to own a beautiful E-Type. Visit the link below to see over 300 images and videos of this special car and also watch a video with the owner. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/jaguar/1967-jaguar-e-type-series-1-convertible/ OUR CLIENT Paul, the owner and seller, is a friend of ours here at Trade Classics and we sold an E-Type for him a few months ago. Paul worked for Jaguar Cars / Jaguar Landrover Ltd as an Engineering Manager for over thirty years. His career took him through core Engineering Design to Special Vehicles and latterly Jaguar Heritage / Jaguar Classic where one of his achievements was the technical strategy and planning for the recent ‘E Type Reborn’ Programme. Paul also worked on various projects that included the re-manufacture of body panels for the E-Type and replacement tyre development for XJ220. Paul really is an E-Type specialist and fastidious in his nature on any mechanical or engineering job he works on. Paul retired from Jaguar earlier this year in order to peruse his own passion within the classic car business; of course, specialising in E-Types. So Heritage Classics Ltd was born and Paul now sources and works on E-Types and other exotics every day. What a job to have! If you’re seriously considering buying an E-Type then Paul is the person to buy it from. All the work he undertakes is completed to the highest quality using the best parts available. Paul is so confident in his cars that he’s volunteered to include his own specialist guarantee with the car – you can read more about that below. So if this is your first classic then this will give you peace of mind in the purchase of this car. This particular car is quite special to Paul as he bought this left-hand drive (as original) car for a single trip in mind, Le Mans Classic. He spent hundreds of hours on replacing and overhauling many parts of this car that you’ll read in this listing. All that work was to ensure the car performed faultlessly, which of course it did. Even in the 30 degree plus hot weather. The car didn’t miss a beat and even went on a parade lap of the track. A total of 900 or so miles were covered on that trip alone. I personally consigned the car on a beautiful summer’s day and really enjoyed spending time with it, getting to know it so I could write up a thorough and comprehensive listing. I was also lucky enough to drive the car for about five miles on country roads in the sunshine – what an experience. Please take a look at the ‘meet the owner’ video on our website. THE EXTERIOR There’s no doubt about it, this car looks stunning. On the drive out and about it got lots of admiring glances and comments. Part and parcel of owing an E-Type – but there’s something extra special about a series one convertible in red. Wheels & Tyres The car has original wire wheels that are in excellent condition and Paul has fitted new classic tyres (Vredestein) all around. Bodywork The car looks to be good in terms of both rust and rot. Importantly, common areas of rust are the wheel arches, sills and doors; all these areas show no visible signs of any rot. Paul confirms, with his experience, that the car has previously been fitted with new sills, floors, front undertray and door skins – this work has been done using accurate replacement panels, patch panels have not been used as is so often the case with imported cars. The bonnet has had previous repairs to a solid structural standard. 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. There are a few small marks that you can see in the media pack and videos, however, these are very small and are in line with an older restoration. The only key area to note is a slight paint crazing on a small section of the skuttle. There is a slight paint imperfection around the NSF headlight and Paul has organised for a paint specialist to remedy that issue before a sale is completed. Glass and Trim Both are in good condition across the car. There is a windscreen wiper scratch on the passenger side that may be possible to buff out by a specialist. The chrome is in good condition and so too are the rubbers and plastic trim. There is a slight dent on the NSF bumper that can be seen in the media – it’s not very noticeable but the new owner may choose to repair. The black vinyl roof (as original for this car) is brand new, the frame and header having been refinished to suit, and the seals were replaced. Importantly the fit of the roof is one of the best I’ve seen on a convertible. The factory vinyl hood cover is included in beautiful original condition. An aftermarket full cabin tonneau cover is included. The original jack, hammer and bag are in the trunk with the spare wearing a new tyre. THE INTERIOR The interior is really beautiful – the seats wear a lovely patina that’s so important to maintain. Seats and Carpets The seats are in really lovely original condition with no rips or significant wear – just patina. The carpets have been replaced and are in excellent condition. There are pictures in the media pack of the front foot well carpets being lifted. Dashboard The gauges, dashboard top and interior are in excellent condition. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both are in excellent condition in line with the age of the car with no issues. MECHANICS Please take a look at the ‘on the road’ video of Paul driving the car. I also personally took the car out on a short drive and was very impressed with the performance and how tight the car was to drive. It’s without doubt the best E-Type driving experience I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a beautiful E-Type that you can drive every day, then this has to be the one for you. Engine and Gearbox The car started second go from cold – there was no smoke and the oil pressure quickly climbed to 60psi. Paul has replaced all the ignition service components, e.g. plugs and leads and also converted it to electronic ignition. I didn’t notice any blue smoke on either during cold or hot start, or when driving, even during hard acceleration. Suspension and Brakes No issues noticed on the drive up to a speed of 70 mph. The car drives, handles and stops superbly, part of the recent preparation included replacing or reconditioning the whole braking system (excluding discs which are in excellent condition). Also ball joints and bushes have been replaced where necessary and the steering fully reconditioned. The whole suspension system has been fully serviced. The Drive Again, no issues noticed on the short drive to a maximum of 70 mph. Electrics and Other Electronics are light on this car, e.g. no electric windows. No issues were found. HISTORY Paul imported the car in September last year and subsequently MOT’d and registered it in April of this year. Paul is just the third owner of the car (documented since 1973) and of course the first person in the UK. Paul purchased the car directly from the previous owner who bought the car 32 years beforehand and had thoroughly cherished it since – the cars condition is a credit to him. Paul has just ordered a Jaguar Heritage Certificate that will take about a week to come through. However, Paul confirms the VIN plate is original to the car and the numbers match the engine, frame and body. The certificate will show a build and registration date of 1967 – the V5 records 1968 and this is not correct or unusual for this to happen and can be corrected when armed with the certificate that will show a January 1967 date. Current indicated mileage is just 43,260 on the 19th August 2018. HPi Check Results – Paul is the first owner of this car in the UK – please action your own check if you feel it necessary. Over 300 images and videos of this E-Type are on: www.TradeClassics.com
This lovely example of a Mini Pick-up is available for a negotiated sale before it goes to auction, targeting £17,000 + 6% buyers premium. Visit TradeClassics.com to see the full details with over 200 images, and extensive video reviews. Dave inherited this car when his uncle sadly passed away around a year ago. Since then, Dave and his sister Jen have been joint custodians of their former uncles car. His uncle owned this car from new he believes, and this car was actually used mainly by his aunt. His uncle used and maintained the car up until his later years in life, as can be seen when you look at the MOT history available online. Dave would probably confess that he is not a classic car enthusiast. But that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t care for the car at all, for both Dave and Jen the cars have a place in their memories from when their uncle and aunt used to use them. Due to a lack of time to use them now, Dave and Jen would like the car to go on to a new home where it will be used once again hopefully. Dave and his sister Jen have spent some time and money to get the car to a high standard. A full restoration on the body was completed at the start of the year, and now the car looks stunning. You can see images of the work in progress in the media section below. EXTERIOR Having been fully restored, and barely used by Dave and Jen since, the exterior of the car is stunning. Finished in what we believe to be “Old English White”, the Mini Pick-up looks delightful and almost factory fresh. Wheels & Tyres Steel wheels with chrome hubcaps, and high walled tyres adorn this Mini Pick-up. They haven’t suffered any serious corrosion, but some of the centre hubcaps have dents in them as can be observed in the media. Bodywork Stunning. The car has undergone a professional restoration, take a look at the images showing the work in progress. The bodywork on the car has been repaired with new panels being replaced as needed and important work on the sills completed. Paint The paintwork across the car looks lovely. It is even in colour and finish across all the panels, and looks deep and finished to a high quality. We believe the car is finished in Old English White, sadly the chassis plate does not list the paint code. Glass and Trim The glass all looks in original condition, and the seals have been replaced as part of the restoration. The glass has been etched with the registration number that Dave and Jens aunt used to use the car with, as was common practice. Dave and Jen have had a new cover made for the cargo area which has no signs of wear. INTERIOR Finished black on black inside the cabin, some work has been completed to bring the car up to a nice standard from the inside too. The headlining would benefit from being replaced as can be seen in the media. Seats and Carpets The seats and carpet are finished in black, with both looking like have been replaced recently. The seats show no sign of wear and the carpet looks a deep black and unworn. Dashboard The cars dashboard just features a simple Smiths odometer and speedo. Having reviewed the MOT history, the car looks to have had a new odometer fitted and/or it has suffered from not working correctly as the mileage jumps around. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick These look in original condition, take a look at the media detailing the wear on both the steering wheel and gear stick. MECHANICS We took the Mini Pick-up on a quick blast around the local area. It started from cold on the first attempt, and it was great little trip in the evening sun. Engine and Gearbox The engine pulled us along with no issues, starting from cold and idling while hot without issue. No smoke observed, and the engine bay was professionally cleaned down as part of the restoration. Dave took the car through it’s gears with no issues as seen in the video. Suspension and Brakes The car felt just like a Mini should as a passenger, firm but fair I would say. There were no knock/rattles heard on our trip, and the car stopped like it should do too. The Drive The 998cc engine pulled us along the country roads without fault, building up speed as we worked our way through all the gears. Electrics and Other The central dials on the dash worked as expected, and Dave informed us that all other ancillary electrics work.
Here at Trade Classics we are excited to be handling the sale of this fresh-to-market series one Jaguar E-Type FHC for light restoration. Paul, the owner and our client, is motivated to sell this car and as such it’s priced accordingly with an estimate of £49,000. Visit the link below to see more images and watch a video with the owner, together with learning how you can purchase this car. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/jaguar/1968-jaguar-e-type-fhc/ OUR CLIENT Paul is a friend of ours here at Trade Classics and we sold an E-Type for him a few months ago. Paul worked for Jaguar Cars / Jaguar Landrover Ltd as an Engineering Manager for over thirty years. His career took him through core Engineering Design to Special Vehicles and latterly Jaguar Heritage / Jaguar Classic where one of his achievements was the technical strategy and planning for the recent ‘E Type Reborn’ Programme. Paul also worked on various projects that included the re-manufacture of body panels for the E-Type and replacement tyre development for XJ220. Paul really is an E-Type specialist and fastidious in his nature on any mechanical or engineering job he works on. Paul retired from Jaguar earlier this year in order to peruse his own passion within the classic car business; of course, specialising in E-Types. So Heritage Classics Ltd was born and Paul now sources and works on E-Types and other exotics every day. What a job to have! Paul purchased the car just over one year ago with the sole intention of undertaking a full restoration. The car was built in mid December 1967 then registered in January 1968 as a factory right-hand-drive fixed head coupé finished in special order Bahama Yellow with black trim. Importantly, the yellow colour is still evident in the trunk and dash area that proves the authenticity of the body. Paul confirms that this rare, desirable and unique specification, plus the fact that the car is solid underneath, has significant history and is running strongly made it an attractive proposition. The car would be described as a series one on a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, and has all of the features of a pure series one, i.e. toggle switches, closed headlamps, curly hub wire wheels, metal radio console, open glove box, lights above the read bumper. The two radiator cooling fans are an add on to an original series one radiator. The car was last used in 2015 and now needs a full hydraulic brake system overhaul, although the handbrake works superbly and the car starts and drives. Paul doesn’t know for sure, but from the throttle response and exhaust note when warm it’s possible that the engine is in a tuned state in some way (maybe cams / valves / flywheel etc). Please take a look at the ‘meet the owner’ video on our website (Trade Classics) to hear Paul talk a bit more about this car. THE EXTERIOR Please review the images and videos to see the condition of the exterior – if you have any questions then please drop them in the comments sections below. Wheels & Tyres The car is fitted with wire wheels that have been cleaned together with 185/15 Michelin X tyres that although are dateless, are in good condition with plenty of tread. Bodywork Paul is an expert in E-Types and tells us this car is very sold. The body of the car has been repaired over the years and is seemingly solid throughout with good floors, sills and bonnet etc, and Paul believes that it should pass an MOT in its current condition. In his opinion there is no significant welding required and the baulk of the work on the exterior is around the paint and finish. The front frames look to have been replaced at some point in the past and are not the current colour of the car, so this needs to be resolved as part of the restoration. Paint The red coachwork (originally Bahama Yellow) is in need of a total respray. The car is all one colour, however, most panels have rough quality paint, hence the recommendation for a full bare metal respray. Glass and Trim The glass is in good condition throughout with the exception of the front windscreen that has some de-laminated corners. The trim is complete and in reasonable condition – please see the images and videos further. Glass and Trim All the glass and trim across the car are is in great condition as even the windscreen has been replaced. The chrome is also in excellent condition with none of the usual pitting than can usually be found on similar cars. THE INTERIOR The interior is really original – this is what people look for these days. A bit of time spent will pay dividends and get the interior looking its best. Seats and Carpets The seats are in good condition but are in need of leather treatment and perhaps a sympathetic restoration. There is a small hole on the drivers seat that could be repaired quite easily. In today’s market it’s important to keep the original seats and not just simply replace them. The carpets have been replaced at some point in the past and are in good condition. The other trim areas, i.e. door cards, linings and rear floor are all in really good condition and just need a light clean. The roof lining is solid and not sagging, however, it is dirty due to being stood for a while; it may be possible to salvage it without the need to replace. Dashboard The gauges, dashboard top and interior are in excellent condition. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both are in excellent condition in line with the age of the car with no issues. MECHANICS As stated, this car is for restoration and as such is not fit for road use at the moment. The car starts quickly and the engine sounds really good returning 40 psi oil pressure. Engine and Gearbox The car started first go from cold – there was no smoke and the oil pressure quickly climbed to 40 psi. I didn’t notice any blue smoke on either during cold or hot start, or when driving around the courtyard. You’ll notice the radiator cap was not fitted during the cold start – this was just and oversight and was put back on as shown in the other videos. Suspension and Brakes Both require a total overhaul – the hydraulic brakes are currently not working and the suspension has not been evaluated but there is play evident in the upper steering column that needs attention. Paul talks about this in more detail in the video. The Drive N/A – however the car can be seen driving around Paul’s courtyard area, i.e. selecting 1st and reverse. Electrics and Other Electronics are light on this car, e.g. no electric windows. This car is for restoration so it’s assumed some electrical work would be required. Paul has recently fitted a new battery. HISTORY According to the archive books, the chassis number is 150 cars after the last ‘pure’ series one was built, and Paul’s research has turned up cars 100’s of numbers away from this car that have some or all of these features. Paul purchased the car from the family of the second owner who had bought the car in 1987 from the first owner and he has 24 MOT’s and 16 tax discs which trace the mileage back to the 60,000s – indicating the current mileage as just over 100,000. The engine is not original to the car, however, it has a 7E 8XXX-9 serial stamp on the block decoding as an original series one 4.2 E-Type engine from 1966. Of course the cam covers and perhaps the head have been changed at some point, as the correct fitment is polished cam covers. Interestingly, as mentioned previously, the original colour was Bahama Yellow – this seems to be a very rare colour indeed, as we can’t find any pictures of a series one E-Type in that colour. We think the new owner should consider putting the original colour back on the car, as it really does look stunning and very unique. Here’s a picture of the same colour on the Aston Martin used in the TV show, The Persuaders – it really does look rather special. The car was last used in 2015 and is now in need of a restoration. HPi Check Results – This car is HPi clear, however a full check is in progress and will be confirmed on 11/10. Previous MOT’s 10.06.1989 – 71,560 miles 23.06.1990 – 73,109 miles 11.07.1992 – 76,645 miles 22.06.1991 – 74,876 miles 20.07.1993 – 78,066 miles 09.08.1994 – 70,693 miles 13.09.1995 – 82,836 miles 13.09.1996 – 85,210 miles 28.08.1997 – 86,948 miles 07.10.1998 – 88,408 miles 11.10.1999 – 89,900 miles 17.10.2000 – 91,554 miles 30.10.2001 – 92,916 miles 11.10.2002 – 93,836 miles 14.10.2003 – 94,876 miles 10.12.2004 – 95,847 miles 19.03.2007 – 96,458 miles 31.03.2008 – 87,319 miles 17.04.2009 – 98,338 miles 11.04.2011 – 99,251 miles 05.04.2012 – 99,673 miles 05.06.2013 – 99,805 miles 18.05.2014 – 00,055 miles TRADE CLASSICS' SUMMARY There’s no doubt about it, this car is a perfect winter project for someone. It’s a really exciting opportunity to bring back to life a very desirable UK, right-hand-drive E-Type that will only ever get more desirable over time. Paul knows the market for E-Type and has set reasonable expectations regarding the price, and thus making it an attractive proposition for someone to restore. As I’ve mentioned, if this car was restored then it would be worth in excess of £70k, taking into account the non-matching engine number. They are very desirable cars in the market right now. We’ve tried to detail as much as we can with this car to give you confidence when placing your bid – if you need us to video or photograph any aspect of this car then please let us know in the comments below. So in summary, if you’re looking for a genuine UK FHC with all the series one ingredients, with low number of owners and history, then this is the car for you. Over 300 images and videos of this E-Type are on: www.TradeClassics.com
Here at Trade Classics we are excited to be handling the sale of this fresh-to-market Porsche 356 SC. Gary, the owner and our client, is motivated to sell this beautiful car and as such it’s priced accordingly, as we are authorised to negotiate at £78k + 6% Buyer's Premium. Visit the link below to see over 300 images and videos of this special car and also watch a video with the owner. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/porsche/1964-porsche-356-sc/ OUR CLIENT This Porsche belongs to a friend of us here at Trade Classics, his name is Gary Turner and he’s a proper car guy. Gary has owned and enjoyed many cars over the years, including some very beautiful and rare 911’s. Last year Gary and his wife made a decision to sell up in the UK and move to Canada for work opportunities. They sold everything from their house to his entire car collection including Porsche 911’s, Porsche 912, Honda NSX, Datsun 250Z and various others. It wasn’t long until Gary scratched his itch for more cars in Canada, he has since bought a beautiful and early VW campervan, Porsche 911 ST, concours MGA amongst others. Gary has decided to import this car to the UK, and we are delighted to be handling the sale. The car is stored near Daventry with Workshop77, who have been looking after and managing the car on Gary’s behalf, and will be available for viewings at their storage facility. THE EXTERIOR This Porsche 356 SC is really quite a beautiful car. I spent a few hours consigning the car and drove it around the private road where it’s stored. People were overwhelmed when they saw the car and at one point I had a photography class out on location all ‘papping’ the car. As you would expect with such a recent restoration there are barely any imperfections in the bodywork. We have detailed anything observed below. Wheels & Tyres The car is sitting on new Hankook tyres, wrapped on 15 inch steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. The wheels and hubcaps are in excellent condition, as can be seen in the videos and photographs. Bodywork The bodywork across the car is excellent. We noticed no bodywork issues and the shut-lines and panel gaps can be seen to be even throughout in our videos and photographs. Paint The paint is also very good across the car, having been subject to a recent restoration. There are only a couple of small issues to note, a slight one inch crack in the paint on the drivers door and skuttle and also very slight paint inconsistency where the roof meets the rear panel – not noticeable unless you look hard for it and reflect the light. There are no stone chips as this car hasn’t been driven on the main road yet. It’s a totally fresh restoration and the paint looks even and deep across the entire car. Glass and Trim All the glass and trim across the car are is in great condition as even the windscreen has been replaced. The chrome is also in excellent condition with none of the usual pitting than can usually be found on similar cars. THE INTERIOR The interior on this Porsche 356 SC is exceptional – it’s really been fitted out to a high standard and the blue / tan combination looks eye-popping. Seats and Carpets Finished in tan with grey carpeting, the interior again is in like new condition. You’ll see from the video that the interior looks stunning and there is very little to report back on, as you would expect given the recent restoration. Dashboard The dashboard is in excellent condition, both in terms of trim and paint on the fascia. The oil temperature gauge is currently not working and thought to be a simple fix. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The steering wheel is beautiful and in great condition as can be seen in the images and videos. MECHANICS As the car hasn’t been registered in the UK yet, we did not take the car on our usual run. We did however do our normal cold start video, and I took it for a run around the large private road where the car is stored. Engine and Gearbox The engine started first go from cold, as can be observed in our video, with no blue smoke issues and it idled smoothly from cold. I managed to select all the gears on my run and there were no issues. The clutch felt good and the bite point was midway up the travel. Suspension and Brakes The suspension looks in great condition as you can see from the pictures of the underside of the car with the restoration work being clearly visible. Also, there where no knocks or rattles on my drive up to about 30-40mph and the brakes worked well too. The Drive Please see the video to see me driving the car on a short test – no issues were observed. Electrics and Other No issues apart from the non-working temperature gauge. HISTORY All the paperwork that comes with the car has been scanned and is included in the images below. If you have any queries on the invoices then please drop a note in the comments field below and Gary will get back to you with an answer. HPi Check Results – N/A – The car has not been registered in the UK and as such the new owner will be the first owner. It is a simple process to register the car and we will help you through this. Mileage Record – 42,468 miles 10.09.2018 TRADE CLASSICS' SUMMARY There’s no doubt that the Porsche 356 is a beautiful car, arguably the most beautiful car that Porsche has ever created. I only drove this car for a few minutes on a private road, but it gained a lot of attention, why is that, well it’s just so pretty. It’s like a puppy dog, you just want to go up to it and give it a little stroke and ask its name. Personally speaking, I absolutely love the colour combination – it’s just so striking. If you’re in the market for a really lovely and sorted 356 SC then this has to be the one for you. Lots of money and time has already been spent and Gary has also commissioned any work required since it’s been in this country by Workshop77 (Porsche specialists). The classic market has reduced in the last few months and this car has been priced accordingly, so it really does represent excellent value for money for someone that is looking to enter the early Porsche market, or expand their current collection.
This low mileage Mini Cooper RSP is available for a negotiated sale of £16,995 + Buyer's Premium of 6% inc VAT. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/rover/1990-mini-cooper-rsp/ See www.TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 200 images and videos. EXTERIOR Finished in Black with the signature Cooper white stripes and decals across the car, it looked a little beauty in the sun. This car has barely been used in its life since 1990, and cared for in that time, and this shows in the condition of the exterior. Wheels & Tyres The minilite style alloy wheels across the car are unmarked as can be seen in the video review, and plenty of tread on the tyres too. This car has only covered 2,700 miles and so this is in line with our expectations. Bodywork We looked over the car from top to bottom, as can be seen in the exterior review. From our observation, as you would expect with the car having done very low mileage from new, there were no defects. All the shut lines and panel gaps across the car are as expected. Paint The car is finished in black, with the white roof and stripes on the bonnet, along with the Cooper badge detailing. The paint looked great, deep in colour and even in consistency across the car. There’s a very small defect to note that’s near the windscreen rubber near the scuttle – please review the images and videos. Glass and Trim The car has been well looked after and dry stored over the years, and this shows when you look at the trim across the car. The glass all looks in original condition, and the chrome across the entire car shows no signs of rusting or pitting. The only defect we observed was a small dent on the front grill, as can be seen in the video review. INTERIOR Finished in its original correct upholstery, the cabin of the car, like the exterior, is in time warp condition. A combo of black and red across all the details inside, it presents itself in a very smart light, the clear sunroof allowing lots of light in to the cabin, leaving it almost feeling spacious! Seats and Carpets Finished in leather and cloth across the interior, with a black and red combination of colours, the upholstery is in great condition throughout. We didn’t observe any defects when consigning the vehicle, the leather on the seats showing very little sign of age at all, and the carpets look fresh. Dashboard The dashboard is in mark free condition, no warping or cracking visible. And also no fading of colours. The dials look factory fresh, with the odometer showing just over 2,700 miles completed. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car features a Cooper badged steering wheel with red leather trim, in immaculate condition. The gearstick and leather shroud again, no defects and looking factory fresh. MECHANICS We went on our normal test drive of the Mini Cooper, around the local area, and you’ll see the cold start in the “on the road” video. The car performed without fault, and further detailed below. Engine and Gearbox The car started from cold on first attempt, and with the choke on, idled as expected. With the choke off and the car still not up to temperature fully, it still idled without issue. We went through the gears while on a short run and the car performed as expected. Suspension and Brakes On the local roads, the car handled without issue. As a passenger the ride was smooth, and you could tell that the car was responding to Gerald’s inputs as you would anticipate. Braking was no issue either, and no knocking, rattling or untoward squeaks were observed. The Drive The 1,275cc engine pulled us along the country roads without fault, building up speed as we worked our way through all the gears. Electrics and Other All the dials on the dash worked as expected, and Gerald informs us that everything works as it should.
This rare 964 RS N/GT is available for a private sale, with negotiations starting around the £199,000 mark. Visit www.TradeClassics.com for full details and images. EXTERIOR The car is painted in Guards Red, a proper Porsche colour. Roger had the car repainted within the last couple of years, and he tells us that the car is in excellent condition as can been seen in the images he’s supplied to us. Wheels & Tyres From the pictures provided, we can see that the wheels are in good condition. As mentioned earlier, the car features magnesium wheels to keep the weight down, and they have been clad in Bridgestone Potenza tyres. Bodywork The bodywork looks to be in very good condition from the media that has been provided. Paint The paint across the car looks consistent from the images that have been supplied to us, and the colour looks a strong and deep Guards Red. Glass and Trim Everything looks to be correct from the images provided. INTERIOR Most of the cabin is devoid of what you would call interior with the focus on weight saving. Take a look at the images for detail. Seats and Carpets The FIA spec Recaro seats and 6 point harnesses look to be in good order. No carpet in this car, but the substitute plywood for the driver’s side looks as it should in the images. Dashboard The dash looks good, with the instrument panel looking fresh, and featuring things such as the engine cut-off toggle. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The steering wheel shows some really heavy signs of wear, but the gear stick and gaiter look in good condition.
This beautiful Mercedes SL Pagoda is available for a negotiated sale around £83,000 which is in the middle of our estimated sale range. See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 200 images and videos. EXTERIOR This really is a great example of the gorgeous W113 body shape and in excellent condition inline with just one former keeper and the recent professional respray. The light blue colour, understood to be called China Blue, is simply gorgeous and quite rare – very understated. Wheels & Tyres Original 14in steel wheels are fitted with matching blue centre caps and wrapped in Michelin MX4 tyres. The wheels are in really good condition as can be seen in the media pack. Bodywork The bodywork is very good on this car. We found no obvious parking dents and the panel fit all looks visually correct. The doors, boot, bonnet all open and close perfectly. There are a few marks where the hardtop slots into the car as shown in the videos and images. Duncan has had a new hood frame installed, and it folds closed perfectly. When the hood is up, there is some adjustment that is needed to ensure the latch behind the rear window locks shut. Paint The paint work is also very good on this stunning 280SL. The light blue colour is even and deep on every panel, even in direct sunlight. We only found a few small blemishes / dimples in the paint. These have been highlighted in the images and video footage. Glass and Trim The glass and trim are both in excellent condition – no issues were noted. INTERIOR The interior on this 280SL is simply beautiful and deserves the ‘classic’ status. The interior colour is a light cream and the contrast against the blue dashboard and exterior is stunning. The cabin really is a lovely place to be with no issues noticed during our visual inspection, as expected as Duncan has had the interior refreshed as part of the work he commissioned. Seats and Carpets The leather seats are in excellent condition with hardly any wear as they have been subject to a recent renovation. Dashboard The dashboard and gauges are all in the condition expected with a two owner and well cared for car. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car has its original steering wheel and gear stick and both are in excellent condition. MECHANICS We took the car out on our regular ‘on the road‘ run and it performed without a problem, along with starting first time. Please review the video footage to see the cold start and how the car performed on a run whilst interviewing Duncan during the drive. Engine and Gearbox There are no issues with the engine or manual gearbox. The engine and gearbox all performed perfectly during our 5-6 miles road test. Suspension and Brakes The car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. The Drive The drive was without fault with all gears being selected without issue. Electrics and Other No issues.