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  • Mercedes-Benz 250SL

    For sale
    £58,750

    This summer stunner 250SL Pagoda is available for sale at £58,750. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/mercedes/1967-mercedes-250sl-pagoda/ See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 200 images and videos. EXTERIOR The bodywork is really exceptional for a fifty year old car and is of course due to spending the majority of its life in the dry area of San Diego. Wheels & Tyres Original factory steel wheels with chrome hub caps are fitted that are in excellent condition, as shown in the media pack. The age of the white wall tyres is uncertain but they are all the same brand and have good tread. In 2012 there was an MOT advisory saying the tyres have wear to the outside edge, so they have been replaced since that time. Bodywork As mentioned, the bodywork is really exceptional on this car. There are no noticeable parking dents and the panel fit across the car all looks visually correct. The doors, bonnet and boot all shut perfectly with that reassuring ‘clunk‘ of quality. There is one slight light dent on the boot lid, in the centre near the badge area. You have to look hard / down the reflection line to see it and presumably created by an overzealous boot closure. The sills and wheel arches are in amazing condition with no signs of rust. The floor pans and rear boot floor all look in original condition and Malcolm says the matt black paint is likely to be original factory finish. The underside also looks to be in good condition as can be seen in the video. The benefit of an older import is you can check the MOT history, as in this case there’s been no advisories on bodywork in the five MOT’s since 2012. The car was also professionally wax oiled after it was imported back in 2012 – a mandatory job to preserve the rot free condition of the car. Paint The car has had a respray at some point in the past, it used to be green and was changed to silver. Whilst not factory correct it really does suit the car and importantly contrast beautifully against the red interior. This has to be the colour for the car – difficult to argue against that. Naturally the paint shows some signs of very light age related wear, i.e. there are a few very small stone chips that I’ve pointed these out in the video. Update 8th August – since the video and images were taken Malcolm has had the car professionally detailed and also fixed the larger chip on the leading edge of the bonnet and rear boot. This has brought the car up to the standard it deserves and it really does look lovely. Malcolm will supply updated images of the car this weekend (11th – 12th August). Glass and Trim The glass is in excellent condition and no stone chips were found on the front screen. The chrome is also in very good condition. The only exceptions are the OSR chrome bumper section has lost a little of its chrome finish, and could do with re-finishing. Also, the chrome sections on the ‘A’ pillars are a little worn and could do with being re-chromed too. The rubber seals that fit against the door windows are showing signs of age, and could do with being changed at some point in the future. INTERIOR Sitting in ths car is a truely lovely experience. Once inside you instantly notice the quality of the car, design, thought and care and maintenance that’s gone into preserving the car over the years. Seats and Carpets The red leather seats are in stunning condition with new seatbelts having been fitted in recent times. There is almost no wear on the driver’s seat squab and bolster. Dashboard The dashboard and gauges are all in the condition expected with such a low mileage and well cared for car. Of course the radio has been changed at some point and needs to be replaced for a period correct version. 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 Malcolm during the drive. Engine and Gearbox There are no issues with the engine or gearbox. The engine, gearbox all perform perfectly during our 5-6 miles road test. Malcolm also had the head gasket replaced in June 2016 at a cost of £2,400 (see invoices). Suspension and Brakes The car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in Malcolm’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out. The PAS was reconditioned in September 2013. The Drive The drive was without fault with all gears being selected without issue. We even tested the kick-down on the road and it performed as expected. Electrics and Other No issues.

    • Year : 1967
    • Mileage: 60287 mi
    For sale
    £58,750
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  • Ferrari 328

    For sale
    £99,995

    This time warp Ferrari 328 GTSi is available for a negotiated sale around the £99,995 price. https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/ferrari/1986-ferrari-328-gtsi/ See www.TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 200 images and videos. EXTERIOR The 328 really is quite a striking car. You can imagine that the designers at Pininfarina must have loved the opportunity and freedom they were afforded when penning these cars. Just take a look at the lines and scoops on this example, as you look forward along the drivers side… something to behold. As you would expect with such a low mileage example, there are barely any imperfections in the bodywork. We have detailed anything observed below. Wheels & Tyres The car is sitting on Goodyear tyres, wrapped on the original 7 and 8 inch 5 star alloys. The alloys across the car are completely unmarked, as can be seen in the videos and photographs. You’ll notice these are the flat wheels, not domed, as this car is the more desirable pre-ABS variant. Bodywork The bodywork across the car is immaculate. You wouldn’t expect anything less on a car like this Ferrari that has only been driven just over 8,000 miles. The only blemish is a small dent on the boot, likely caused by someone closing the boot. Gary has commission it to be taken out by a dent removal specialist, leaving the bodywork in the great condition you would expect. The shut-lines and panel gaps across the car can be seen to be even throughout in our videos and photographs. Paint All original paintwork on this Ferrari, as can be observed in the paint depth pictures. The colour across the car is as a result even, and the paint is in amazing condition with the car obviously having been dry stored in a garage, out of the sunlight. There are a few stone-chips on the front of the car some of which have been touched up, and this tiny wear is expected with the low mileage usage. Glass and Trim All the glass and trim across the car are is in great condition. No fading or scratching was observed, the rubber front black splitter as an example has no markings on it at all observed when we saw the car. INTERIOR The interior on the 328 GTSi featured some differences and upgrades from the 308 including new modern switch gear and new style door cards. This example has an almost perfect interior, as described below. Seats and Carpets Finished in black leather and black carpeting, the interior again is in almost time-warp condition. You’ll see from the video that the interior looks stunning, dark and deep black throughout, there is very little to report back on as you would expect given the mileage. There is some very slight wear on the drivers left back bolster, nothing that a bit of leather treatment can’t resolve. Dashboard All of the gauges work as they should, on this very striking and driver focused dash. The rest of the dash is also in time-warp condition, no markings or issues. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The Momo steering wheel and gear stick are in very good condition. No markings observed. The steel gated gear surround shining bright and unblemished too, iconic with Ferraris of the era. 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 have some detail from the owner Gary. Engine and Gearbox The engine started strongly from cold, as can be observed in our video, with no blue smoke issues and it idled smoothly from cold. Gary tells us that the car goes through the gears with no issues. Suspension and Brakes You can see from the pictures of the underside of the car, the suspension looks in great condition, the bushings for the various parts clearly visible. The Drive Gary informs us that the car drives without fault. Electrics and Other No issues.

    • Year : 1986
    • Mileage: 8416 mi
    • Engine size : 3.2
    For sale
    £99,995
  • Jaguar Mk2

    For sale
    £29,999

    This beauty of a MK2 Jaguar is available for a limited time at a negotiated sale price of around £29,999, which is in the middle of our estimated range. See www.TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 300 images and videos. EXTERIOR Finished in the original colour of Opalescent Golden Sand, this MK2 captures your attention immediately. The paintwork really is quite stunning, and the chrome matches too. There are some blemishes which have been called out below, but you cannot deny that this colour really makes the car stand out from the crowd. Wheels & Tyres The car sits on some very very nice steel wire wheels. These have been kept in superb condition, with both the wire spokes and knock off centres not showing any signs of fading. Bodywork Take a look at the extensive video review we have compiled to detail the bodywork. Overall the bodywork is in really good condition, with the exception of both rear doors having some bubbling on the exterior, bottom front corners. Other than that, the shut lines across the car look good, and there were no dents that were noticed. Paint What a colour for this car to be finished in. We cosigned the car on a hot sunny day, and looking over the car from all angles the paintwork looked great with a consistent colour across the car. There are a couple of stone chips on the front of the car, and scratches to the surface of the sills on both sides. These are not readily visible, only on closer inspection due to the colour of the car. Glass and Trim The chrome trim across the car looks to have been refreshed in its recent life. This includes all of the trim; bumpers, door handles, chrome windows, wire wheels. The quality of the chrome really makes the car shine, take a look at the video review to see for yourself. INTERIOR Finished in red leather with matching red carpets, the interior looks incredibly smart. The wood work also looks very fresh. The cars interior has been restored at somepoint in its life, at which time the interior colour was changed from tan to red. Seats and Carpets Seats and carpets are in great condition, finished red on red. The cabin is a lovely place to be, take a look at the video review of the interior. Dashboard A really lovely finish on the dash. The wood looks in great condition, and all of the dials look deep in colour. The blacks look dark, and the whites looks very sharp with the glass coverings not showing any discolouration. All the dials work as they should. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Steering wheel and gear stick looks refreshed too, along with the leather gear stick gaiter looking in good condition. MECHANICS We went out with Graeme in the car along the local roads to see how it handles, without fault. It gracefully took in the local roads and bumps, take a look at our on the road video. Engine and Gearbox Cold start the car turned over without issue. Idled as you would expect, and when we were on the road we went up and down the gears including overdrive without any issues. Suspension and Brakes The car handled beautifully, the road had lots of imperfections with it having been dug up for works many a time and the car took them in its stride. A very comfortable ride as expected, with no knocking or rattling observed. The Drive The car pulled along without issue, take a look at the on the road video we shot to show it running. Electrics and Other All working as expected, with the exception of the period radio.

    • Year : 1964
    • Mileage: 53620 mi
    • Engine size : 3.4
    For sale
    £29,999
  • Porsche 964

    For sale
    £199,000

    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.

    • Year : 1995
    • Mileage: 54000 mi
    For sale
    £199,000
  • Mercedes-Benz 500SL

    For sale
    £12,995

    This beautiful Mercedes SL is available for a negotiated sale around £12,995 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 stunning example of the gorgeous R230 body shape and in excellent condition in line with the low mileage. You’d be very hard pressed to find a better 500SL in as such original condition as this car. Wheels & Tyres Original 18in AMG alloy wheels are fitted and wrapped in 255/40/R18 tyres. The alloys are in really good condition as can be seen in the media pack. Bodywork The bodywork is exceptional on this car. We found no obvious parking dents and the panel fit all looks visually correct. The doors, boot, bonnet and convertible roof all open and close perfectly. Paint The paint work is also exceptional on this stunning 500SL. The silver colour is even and deep on every panel, even in direct sunlight. We also couldn’t see any difference in colour on the bumpers. We only found a few small stone chips on the car. These have been highlighted in the video footage. I think these could be easily remedied by a professional chip removal expert. There is a very small paint bubble on the lower section on the NSR wing where it meets the sill and another one just up near the wheel arch – please see the videos and images. Again these can be corrected easily. Glass and Trim The glass and trim are both in excellent condition – no issues were noted. INTERIOR The interior is simply beautiful quality as expected by the German manufacturer and in excellent condition. The cabin really is a lovely place to be with no issues noticed during our visual inspection. Seats and Carpets The leather seats are in excellent condition with hardly any wear, even on the driver’s seat squab and bolster. Dashboard The dashboard and gauges are all in the condition expected with such a low mileage and well looked after car. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car has its original steering wheel and gear stick and both are in excellent condition. MECHANICS We didn’t take the car our regular ‘on the road’ run as it was not insured at the time of our visit. However, Rob confirms to us that it drives perfectly without a problem, along with starting on the button. Please review the video footage to see the cold start we performed in the garage. Engine and Gearbox Rob confirms there are no issues with the engine or gearbox. Suspension and Brakes Rob also confirms the car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in the last three years of Mark’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out.. The Drive Not actioned on our visit due to the car not being insured to be on the road. Electrics and Other We checked all the main electrics and they performed without fault – you can see the electric windows and roof all working in the videos. A battery conditioner is fitted when the vehicle is not in use to maintain the levels of the battery.

    • Year : 2003
    • Mileage: 34725 mi
    For sale
    £12,995
  • Mercedes-Benz 280SL

    For sale
    £83,000

    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.

    • Year : 1968
    • Mileage: 34451 mi
    For sale
    £83,000
  • Alfa Romeo GTV

    For sale
    £33,000

    This beautiful original Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV is available for a negotiated sale around £33,000 which is in the middle of our estimated sale price. See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 100 images and videos. EXTERIOR Most Alfa Romeos of this era are finished in a striking red. To see a 105 series finished in white is quite something. The car looks really smart (although it was a tad dirty when we went to visit it) and the white paint finish really gives it a touch of class. Wheels & Tyres The car features the correct period steel wheels that came with the later 105 series. Rather than the earlier wheels which had hub caps, these wheels really look in good condition, a reflection of how the car has been looked after. The car has Bridgestone tyres all around which looked good on visual inspection. Bodywork We’ve included an extensive video of the exterior of the car, so that you can see the condition of the bodywork. On our visit, we noticed a small dent on the passenger side roof, but other than that the bodywork looks good. Take a look at the video to review the panel gaps and shut-lines across the car. As mentioned, Dave and Jen commissioned some work recently to rectify corrosion in the floor and sills of the car, this can be seen in the media. Paint The car is finished in white, and on our observation, the paint is consistent across the car. The car has a few small chips in the paint on some of the shut lines on the bonnet which you can see in the media, but overall the paint is good on this car. Take a look through the media for more detail. Glass and Trim All of the trim and glass on the car looks as you would expect for a car from 1972. There is some pitting in the brightwork on elements such as the handles and wing mirrors, but no severe corrosion, which leaves the car looking good, patina you might say. INTERIOR This 2000 GTV is finished in a contrasting black vinyl interior, with matching black carpets. It looks right for this particular model of car, and the car features the original seats with their beautiful wooden headrest mechanisms and other wood interior strips on the dash etc. Seats and Carpets The seats and carpets look good on this car. Everything on the interior reflects the age of the car, there is no overt wear on carpets and seats, take a look at the media for a detailed view. Dashboard The dash again looks to be original to the car, some signs of age, but no sever degradation in the condition. At some point, we believe the car has had a couple of extra dials fitted as was common to monitor electrical performance, as can be seen in the media. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Again, as with the rest of the car, these look to be all original, as we would expect given the car was owned by Dave’s uncle from new. MECHANICS As mentioned earlier, because the car was not used much in Dave’s uncles later life, Dave and his sister Jen had the car looked over by a mechanic and a light refresh performed on anything that needed it. The car started from cold and performed without fault on the drive as can been seen in the video, take a look. Engine and Gearbox The engine started from cold with no smoke visible, and idled both cold and warm without issue. We’ve included a video on the road going through the gears which again the car performed without fault. These cars tend to have a slightly notchy second gear but Dave changed through without issue. Suspension and Brakes The car handled just as you would expect for a 105 series in a stock set-up. A very comfortable ride as a passenger, take a look at the video, and imagery showing the underside of the car. The Drive We went on a usual short run in the local area to see how the car pulls and performs on the road. It handled the traffic and local roads without issue, and the engine sounded smooth once it was running up to temperature. Electrics and Other Dave informs us that everything is working as it should do on the car, with the exception of the period radio that has been fitted. It still operates the power arial, but it doesnt actually produce any sound. Who would want to listen to music anyway when you have that beautiful revving twin-cam Alfa Romeo engine in the front!

    • Year : 1972
    • Mileage: 89657 mi
    • Engine size : 2
    For sale
    £33,000
  • Austin-Healey Sprite

    For sale
    £30,000

    This lovely little Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite is available for a negotiated sale around £30,000 which is in the middle of our estimated sale price. See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 100 images and videos. EXTERIOR Finished in Old English White, its original factory colour, the car looked absolutely stunning. Max has had the car taken back to its originality with the colour combination and the period white wall tyres really set the car off. Take a look at the media to get a sense on the quality of the restoration. Wheels & Tyres Steel wheels with “AH” adorned in red on the hub caps. The white wall tyres all look in good condition as highlighted in the video. Bodywork The bodywork on the car is in very good condition as expected with the car having undergone a nut and bolt restoration. There was no rust visible upon viewing the vehicle, and as shown in the media, the shut-lines and panel gaps across the entire car are very good. Paint The Old English White paint on the car looks great, with a very rich and even finish across the entire car. There are two minor imperfections in the paintwork; a small mark on the passenger side where the door closes, a small hairline cracking in the paint on the bonnet. Glass and Trim The glass looks good both in terms of the windscreen, and the accompanying windows for the doors. The brightwork across the car is also very good, and no pitting was noticed when inspected. In addition to the permanent trim, the tonneau cover is new, and there is a soft roof and frame included too as pictured. INTERIOR The Frogeye is finished with red leather/leatherette upholstery, and matching red carpets throughout. Again, as with the exterior restoration, the interior has been finished to a high standard and looks great. The car was originally an American LHD, as part of the restoration it has been converted to RHD for the UK roads. Seats and Carpets Everything looks very fresh inside the car; seats, carpets, door cards. Take a look at the video to see how fresh it all looks. Dashboard Red leather across the dash, and the dials all look as they should and importantly work as they should too. The dials are clear and easily legible, and the finish on the dash is good. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The steering wheel and gear stick look to be original and show some sign of wear that you would expect with the age of the car. They are by no means tatty though, the finish on both items is good in terms of a deep black colour. MECHANICS We went on our usual drive in the car to see how it handled as a passenger on the road. Take a look at the video to see my thoughts. Engine and Gearbox Being a nut and bolt restoration, the engine was not left out either. You can see from the video reviews that many elements have been renewed as needed, and the engine bay itself is very clean and tidy. The car started from cold and there was no smoke to be seen. Suspension and Brakes The car handled very well on the road, it was a more comfortable ride than I was anticipating, and this is also probably down to the quality of the restoration completed. The Drive The car performed without fault on our short trip. Going through the gears without issue, and the engine pulling as along with ease. The car idled both cold and hot with no issues during the run. Electrics and Other Max informs us that everything on the car is working as it should, and you can see from the videos that all gauges on the dash are working fine.

    • Year : 1960
    For sale
    £30,000
  • Lotus Europa Special

    For sale
    £35,000

    This beautifully restored Lotus Europa John Player Special is available for a negotiated sale around £35,000 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 This Europa is in stunning condition from the mirror like paint to the visually correct panel gaps. All as a result of a fastidious four year restoration from 2010 to 2014 – please take a look at the history file to see the extent of the time and money spent. Wheels & Tyres Beautiful and original 13in wheels are fitted, they are in excellent condition and wrapped in 2015 Falken tyres. Bodywork The restoration on this car is exceptional that was actioned over a four year period from 2010 to 2014. The care and attention to detail really shows on this car with excellent panel gaps and door and engine lid shuttings. The only small issue noticed on the bodywork is a very small crease on the OSF wing as you can see in the video. Paint Again the paint finish on this car is excellent and shows a lovely deep gloss shine that is consistent across all the panels. In terms of any issues there are just a couple of very small ones to note: a small stone chip on the OSF wing as shown in the video that can be easily remedied, and also some micro blemishes that can be noticed on the roof when you look down the light reflection. Glass and Trim Glass and trim across the car is exceptional. With the car being fully restored, the brightwork was also covered in this no expense spared project. INTERIOR The interior is beautiful and looks to be all original – there really isn’t anything that needs sorting. Seats and Carpets Finished in a period beige colour it’s a perfect contrast to the exterior base black. The leather seats are in excellent condition with very little signs of wear and the same too is true of the carpets. Dashboard The wood on the dash looks very smart, and the dials are in excellent condition and all working correctly, as can be seen in the ‘on the road’ video. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The original steering wheel is fitted and in excellent condition. The gear knob was replaced as part of the restoration and in excellent condition too. MECHANICS We took the car out on our regular ‘on the road’ run and it performed without a problem. Please review the video footage to see the cold start and how the car performed on a run with Kulraj interviewing Rob during the drive. Engine and Gearbox There are no issues with the engine or gearbox. The engine, gearbox and clutch all perform perfectly during our short on the road test. Please take a look at the media pack to see invoices for all servicing work actioned on the engine. Suspension and Brakes The car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension as all the components were restored during 2010-14. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in the last two years of Mark’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out. The Drive The drive was without fault and all gears being selected without issue. Electrics and Other We checked all the main electrics and they performed without fault. A battery conditioner is fitted when the vehicle is not in use.

    • Year : 1973
    • Mileage: 89789 mi
    For sale
    £35,000
  • Lotus Elan

    For sale
    £34,995

    This lovely original Lotus Elan Sprint is available for a negotiated sale for a price of around £34,995 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. EXTERIOR This is a genuine and honest Sprint that shows its history in the patina it’s picked up along the way. When I say ‘patina’ that’s exactly what I mean – it’s wear that you can’t replicate and totally suits this car. This is a driving machine, not a garage queen. Wheels & Tyres Original factory ‘knock off’ steel wheels are fitted that are in good condition with just some marks to the paint, as shown in the media pack. Michelin radial tyres are fitted and stamped 2014 with good level of tread. Bodywork Being fibreglass there is of course no rust, instead it’s stress cracks that needs to be identified. The good news is there are no significant stress marks visible on the outer panels of the car. There are a few chips on the leading edges on some of the panels, i.e. engine lid, doors and sills. The panel gaps are as expected with a nearly 50 year old fibreglass car. Paint It’s uncertain if the car has been repainted during its life. It could well be original paint, as we didn’t notice any telltale signs of spray, and there are no invoices for any spray work that we can see in the history file. You’ll see slight swirl marks in the paint in the images and videos, so the car would benefit from a light machine polish to remove these marks. Glass and Trim The glass is in excellent condition and no stone chips were found on the front screen. The chrome is also in good condition and reflects the age of the car, i.e. there is some evidence of light pitting on various bits of chrome, e.g. the filler cap. INTERIOR Lotus really did a great job on this car, and that’s why it’s so well regarded and listed in many publications as one of the all time great cars. Of course part of the attraction is the way it makes you feel when you sit in it. Ergonomically this is spot on and you instantly know you’re sitting in a ‘proper’ sports car. Seats and Carpets The black vinyl seats are in good condition – there is very little wear on the driver’s seat squab and bolster. The black carpets are also in good condition. Dashboard The dashboard and gauges are all good condition and look original to the car. There is a period correct Radiomobile fitted and may be original to the car, but we are not 100% sure. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car has its original steering wheel and gear stick and both are in good condition. The steering wheel is signed Colin Chapman. MECHANICS We took the car out on our regular ‘on the road’ run and it performed without a problem, along with starting on the button. Please review the video footage to see the cold start and how the car performed on a run with Kulraj interviewing Rob during the drive. Engine and Gearbox There are no issues with the engine or gearbox. The engine, gearbox and clutch all perform perfectly during our short on the road test. Suspension and Brakes The car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in the last two years of Mark’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out. The Drive The drive was without fault. Electrics and Other We checked all the main electrics and they performed without fault – you can see the electric windows working in the videos. A battery conditioner is fitted when the vehicle is not in use to maintain the levels of the battery.

    • Year : 1971
    • Mileage: 73613 mi
    For sale
    £34,995
  • Jaguar Mk2

    For sale
    £29,500

    This beautiful Jaguar MK2 which has been through a professional restoration is available for a negotiated sale for a price of around £29,500 which is at the low end of our estimate range, making it probably the best valued restored MK2 in the country. Visit TradeClassics.com to see the full details of the car including videos of it running and over 300 images. EXTERIOR Finished in Sherwood Green, the car looks very grand and of-the-time. It really is a stunning car I am sure you will agree, the chrome trim and matching wire-wheels really setting off the cars presence. The car has undergone a full restoration which is clearly visible from the media we took when visiting the car. Wheels & Tyres Spoked wire wheels keep the car firmly planted on the road. The tyres are in good condition all around, and the wheels look exceptional. The metal spokes look fresh, and the centre caps also have a lovely mirror like quality. Bodywork Having been fully restored, we observed that the bodywork on the Jaguar is dent free, and all of the shut lines and panel gaps to be correct. The underside of the car is also extremely clean, and this would be expected as Mark hasn’t driven the car much in his ownership. Take a look at the videos which particularly showcase the rust and rot free bodywork. Paint The paint finish on this car is something to admire, even if the Sherwood Green colour is not your favourite. It has a deep and thick appearance to it, with no orange peel. The paint looks consistently rich across the entire bodywork, which is quite something when you consider the intricate design of the front end. In the light, the paint has a mirror like quality, as seen in the exterior review video. Glass and Trim Glass and trim across the car is exceptional. With the car being fully restored, the brightwork was also covered in this no expense spared project. The MK2 features a lot of chrome across the car, and we did not observe any pitting across the entire vehicle. Take a look at the video of the exterior to see for yourself. INTERIOR With some classic cars of this era, the cabin can often leave you wanting. Not the case with the MK2, and certainly not the case with this example. Along with the exterior and the mechanics of this car, the interior has been beautifully restored to original specification, whilst still maintaining some patina to give you that classic car experience. Seats and Carpets Finished in a matching green colour combination to the exterior, the interior has been expertly restored. The carpets look in really good condition, tight to the bodywork throughout along with being clean and wear free. The seats are really something, they have been treated and restored so that signs of wear are minimal, but a beautiful patina comes through to show the cars age. Sitting in the car as a passenger was a joy, the cushioning and springs supporting my buttocks nicely. Dashboard The wood on the dash has been treated so that it looks very smart, and the dials have also been refreshed across the entire dash panel. All working correctly, and the restoration meaning their legibility is possibly better than factory. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car features a wooden Moto Lita steering wheel in a matching wood combination to the interior. The gearstick is a smart chrome and black number, the gear configuration clearly visible and the black leather gaiter in good condition too. MECHANICS H took me on a drive in the Jaguar, as it’s his most favourite car in the collection. The car performed well on our drive, and we’ve documented the mechanical condition of the car below along with our usual ‘on the road’ video. Engine and Gearbox H tells us that mechanically the car was restored in 2009. The engine started on the second attempt in the video (possibly user error in not running the starter motor for longer) with minimal effort, and there were no signs of blue smoke etc. Just to let you know, we did initially start it at the back of the garage to allow us move the car into a position for filming, hence why there is a few extra degrees on the thermometer – the car started first go with no smoke that time. On the road the engine pulled strong and went through the gears as expected, including use of the over drive. Take a look at the video to review the footage showing this. Suspension and Brakes On our drive, H had no issues with the handling of the car, and as a passenger it was a very comfortable ride. Brake discs all round ensure the car has the stopping power required for a car of this size. There is no power steering on this car. The Drive The drive with H was a brisk and cosseted experience in the MK2. We went out on a short run covering a variety of surfaces and the car performed without fault. Electrics and Other Everything on the car worked as it should, the dials across the dash and other ancillaries performing without issue.

    • Year : 1963
    • Mileage: 78567 mi
    • Engine size : 3.4
    For sale
    £29,500
  • Ford Thunderbird

    For sale
    £47,500

    This strikingly beautiful Ford Thunderbird is available for a negotiated sale around £47,500 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 Finished in black, with matching black fabric hood, and striking brightwork across the car, this Thunderbird is a real head turner. The colour combination really makes the most of the styling of the car, the chrome bumpers, grills and overriders look great as they contrast against the black. With such stand out styling, you really feel like you are transported back in time just looking at the car. Wheels & Tyres Continuing with the chrome theme, the wheels feature huge chrome hub caps, and period correct white wall tyres. The are in lovely condition, take a look through the video to see them in more detail. Bodywork The Thunderbird is a big car, with vast panels and those very distinctive front and rear wings. Across all of the bodywork, we didn’t observe any dents, you can see this in the exterior review video with the light reflecting to show you. In addition to this, considering the size and age of the car, the panel gaps and shut lines are really good. There was a lot of care taken in the restoration and that shows with the build quality of the car. The underside of the car is also super clean, we took a number of photos and videos under the car with lights on to show this. Paint The paint finish on the Thunderbird is of a very high quality. It is deep in its finish, and has a mirror like look with no sign of orange peel. Importantly we observed that the finish of the paint is consistent across the entire body of the car. Being finished in the base colour of black, there are some slight light scratches visible on the bodywork, but these would easily be polished out by machine. Over time the car has picked up a few niggles in the paintwork which are best observed and noted in the extensive exterior review video; leading edge of the bonnet front and back, rear side leading edge of drivers side door along with a paint defect in the rear quarter middle, passenger side bottom front leading edge, small paint defect just below where the hood meets the body on the offside. Glass and Trim The glass across the car is in great condition, including the rear window in the hood. The chrome across the car is in really good condition, there is lots of it and it reflects light nicely. Take a look through the video to review the condition and see that on a few parts of the trim there is some slight pitting as you would expect from a 1955 car. INTERIOR Just two seats in this car, which means a very spacious and airy cabin for the two lucky people travelling in the Thunderbird. As mentioned in the introduction, for its time this car was a trendsetter for luxury. Features such as electric windows and electric adjustable seats were not heard of in 1955. A really comfortable and tidy cabin. Seats and Carpets The interior of the car has been fully refreshed as part of the restoration. Finished in red leather, with matching red carpets and chrome trim across the dash it looks stunning. There is no wear on the seats, and the carpets look in great condition too. The door cards feature chrome, red and white finish and all look lovely. Dashboard The dash looks great with the red trim and metal strip spanning across the width of the car. Lots of lovely little touches like the Thunderbird and V8 badging really set the car off from the interior. The all important world first tachometer, with its unique glass design that lets light in from the front looks really fresh, and all the gauges work correctly. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both the steering wheel and gear stick are in good condition and in a matching colour combination to the car. MECHANICS Rob took me on a quick run in the car, getting it to speed and across a variety of surfaces. The car performed without fault, and was an enjoyable ride as a passenger. It is worth mentioning again that this car was former racing driver Colin Blowers pride and joy, and the condition of the mechanics of the car to this day are testament to his skill and care during the nut and bolt restoration he carried out. Engine and Gearbox The car started on the button from cold (albeit with a battery booster) even with the car having sat unused for some time, with the engine idling smoothly extremely quickly. On the road the engine pulled us along without issue, and the smoothness of the engine running along with the relative quietness of the twin exhaust set up, sometimes can make you forget there is a huge 4.8L Y block V8 under the hood. The automatic gearbox worked an absolute charm on our short trip. Both when cold and at temperature, the car changed gears effortlessly, not a judder or jolt in sight. Suspension and Brakes On our loop through the local town, on to a short dual carriageway, and down a country lane, the car handled all of the different surfaces and speeds without issue. Brakes on the car are strong, as with all other mechanics. The Drive The drive with Rob was without fault, and as a passenger was very comfortable. The cabin has lots of room, and the vast windscreen gives you a great view out on to the open road. Both at low speeds around the town, and at speed on the dual carriageway, there were no untoward noises or shakes observed during the journey. Electrics and Other The battery was flat when we first started the car, having not been used for some time. Rob assures us that the battery will be charged and tested before sale.

    • Year : 1955
    • Mileage: 80621 mi
    • Engine size : 4.8
    For sale
    £47,500
  • Aston Martin DB7

    For sale
    £40,000

    This beautiful and classy Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante V12 is available for a negotiated sale around £40,000 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 The bodywork and paint is in excellent condition as can be seen in the images and video. You’d be very hard pressed to find a better V12 DB7 in as such original condition as this car. Wheels & Tyres Original factory wheels are fitted with 245/40 R 18 tyres and wrapped in almost new Continential Sport Contact 3 tyres. There are a few small marks on some of the alloys as you can see from the media file. Bodywork The bodywork is exceptional on this car. The only slight issue we found on our inspection was a small paint defect on where the bumper meets the nose cone on the OSF (highlighted in pictures and videos). There are no parking dents and the panel fit all looks visually correct. Paint The paint work is also exceptional on this stunning Aston Martin. The colour is even and deep on every panel, even in direct sunlight. We also couldn’t see any difference in colour on the nose cone. We only found a few small stone chips on the car. These have been highlighted in the video footage. I think these could be easily remedied by a professional chip removal expert, and with a professional detailing session this car could be a contender for concours events. Glass and Trim Like the rest of the car, the glass and trim are all in excellent condition. INTERIOR The interior is simply beautiful and in excellent condition. The cabin really is a lovely place to be with no issues noticed during our visual inspection. Seats and Carpets The leather seats are in excellent condition with hardly any wear, even on the driver’s seat squab and bolster. Dashboard The dashboard and gauges are all in the condition expected with such a low mileage and well looked after car. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick The car has its original steering wheel and gear stick and both are in excellent condition. MECHANICS We didn’t take the car our regular ‘on the road’ run as it was not insured at the time of our visit. However, Rob confirms to us that it drives perfectly without a problem, along with starting on the button. Please review the video footage to see the cold start we performed in the garage. Engine and Gearbox Rob confirms there are no issues with the engine or gearbox. Suspension and Brakes Rob also confirms the car has no knocks or rattles coming from the suspension. As mentioned, the car has always had the best care in the last three years of Mark’s ownership, and you’ll see receipts for all work carried out. The Drive Not actioned on our visit due to the car not being insured to be on the road. Electrics and Other We checked all the main electrics and they performed without fault. A battery conditioner is fitted when the vehicle is not in use to maintain the levels of the battery due to the complexity of the electrical system. Rob tells us the air conditioning is working perfectly.

    • Year : 2002
    • Mileage: 48400 mi
    For sale
    £40,000
  • Citroen SM

    For sale
    £29,995

    This striking SM is available for a negotiated sale around £29,995 which is the low range 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.

    • Year : 1973
    For sale
    £29,995