Special features. Super rare.
CHEVROLET CORVETTE, 1954 – SUPER RARE – 13 YEAR RESTORATION.
Chevrolet Corvette - 1954. America’s 1st true sports car.
Iconic, super rare, 13 year restoration. Now out of recent storage. 7. 5k recently spent with complete gearbox rebuild, Starter and charging system overhaul, complete fuel system rebuild due to fuel degradation including cars rebuilt, new fuel pump etc. New battery plus much more. All done as car was stored in a private collection and not used.
This absolutely stunning, very rare and iconic car, known as America’s 1st true production sports convertible, has been restored to concours standard several years ago, over a 13 year period. The ‘54 is within months of the 1st ever Corvette produced in December ‘53. Also with the original all matching numbers, famous 6 cylinder Blue Flame engine. Chevrolet moved onto what is now known as the small block V8 some 12 months later. Only the Corvette had tripple sidedraft carb set up. As such, items like the twin air cleaner set up, which is exclusive to this car. The numbers matching brass serial tags on each carburettor are 100 dollars each!! The original Wonderbar self seeking radio was sent back to the states to be restored to full working order, as there was just one of the very few men in the world willing to do it, this cost a small fortune. Every small detail has been researched and restored to original spec. Hence the 13 year project. The history file contains down to chassis photos and some rare literature. In recent years the car has been maintained by a well known Corvette guru, who has been the custodian of this special car over the last several years. In return for his care by way of a thank you, he took to several shows including the NEC. Every show this stunning Corvette won Best in show, several times over. There are only Three other examples known to be in the UK. There is so much detail and owner’s information, it is just too much to include in an advert. The car is only driven in dry conditions and drives superb especially now the more recent work has been done. We request only serious enquiries, please this car was for sale 3 years at £82450 on behalf of the owner, since then approx 7. 5k has been spent and over the last 3 years pieces have rocketed in the USA. with 125000 dollar price tags for like for like cars are common place. Now offered at 7. 5k cheaper than 3 years ago. We are happy to answer sensible questions. We are happy to provide covered transport at cost. Uk. delivery can be arranged, and part exchange is currently considered on this Chevrolet Corvette.
Special features. A great luxury, powerful and comfortable touring car.
JAGUAR XKR LOW MILES, GREAT COLOUR COMBO.
Registered new in October 2002, this must be one of the first XKRs with the 4. 2-litre engine. Formerly owned by Alliance & General Leasing, believed to be the Directors Car back in 2003.
Supplied by Jaguar Grange of Exeter 2002.
Changed Hands to Alliance & General Leasing by Jaguar Grange of Exeter.
1. Serviced by Jaguar on 20. 10. 03 at 4, 027
2. Serviced by Jaguar on 20. 10. 04 at 15, 150.
3. Serviced by Jaguar on 22. 09. 05 at 21, 978.
4. Serviced by Jaguar on 12. 09. 06 at 32, 277
5. Serviced by Jaguar on 20. 09. 07 at 40, 989
6. Serviced by Jaguar on 04. 09. 12 at 50, 193
7. Serviced by Jaguar on 13. 08. 13 at 54, 978
8. Supplied and Fitted by Jaguar Road Badge on 26. 09. 14 at cost of £75. 84
9. Full Service carried out and Independent garage on 14. 10. 14 at 58, 548 at cost of £180
10. Various Works carried out by Jaguar on 20. 03. 15 at 63, 482 costing £685. 49
11. Supplied and Fitted Door Latch at Jaguar on 28. 07. 15 at cost £308. 18
12. Supplied and Fitted N/ Stk Switch-Perf at Jaguar on 17. 06. 15 at cost of £88. 02
13. Serviced by Jaguar on 23. 10. 15 at 65, 937
14. Visual Health Check Carried out by Jaguar at 23. 10. 15 at 65, 937
15. Various Works carried out by Jaguar on 23. 10. 15 at 65, 937 at cost of £249
16. Serviced by Jaguar on 11. 10. 16 at 68, 728
17. Various Works carried by independent garage on 11. 10. 16 at 68, 725 at cost of £189. 60
18. Full Service carried out and Independent garage on 01. 05. 19 at 72, 522 (see invoice, this included ABS sensor and steering rack gaiter, full set of plugs and oil) totalling £569. 67
19. Washer Pump and other parts replaced at 19. 05. 20 at 73, 801 at cost of £178. 45.
20. O2 Sensor replaced at 30. 03. 21 at 74, 542 at cost of £269. 92
21. Four New Pirelli P Zero’s 20inch fitted 10. 10. 21 at cost of £960
22. Recent New MOT showing zero advisories similar to all it’s previous MOT’s.
All four wheels are in excellent condition, and have recently been fitted with new Pirelli P-Zero tyres all round.
The condition of the interior is what really sets the car apart. It all looks immaculate, and this is clearly a car that has been carefully looked after throughout its life. The carpets have been protected by overmats, and are as clean and tidy as the rest of the interior, as are both door panels. The radio and satnav both work, as do the electric windows. The centre console contains a time-warp built-in phone, which seems to work but needs a SIM card.
The car starts on first turn of the key, and runs smoothly on tick-over. Gear Changes from the auto gearbox are quick and quiet, with no untoward noises.
The car steers quickly and accurately, and the brakes bring it to a halt on a sixpence (it’s recently had new brake discs and branded XKR calipers, at considerable expense).
The XKR is a particular favourite of ours. Fantastic for touring, a great luxury powerful and comfortable car with classic styling. Our example in Black and Cream is ready to go and be enjoyed.
Colour. Iris blue.
Special features. W/overdrive, fully restored.
MGB ROADSTER, 1972 - W/OVERDRIVE – IRIS BLUE, FULLY RESTORED.
1972 MGB ROADSTER, IT HAS BOTH A NEW RETRO MGC BONNET AND ORIGINAL MGB BONNET BOTH PAINTED IN CORRECT COLOUR SO YOU CAN DECIDE WHICH YOU PREFER .
THE CAR HAD A FULL BODY OFF NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION IN AROUND 2015. SINCE THEN THE MOT HISTORY SHOWS IT HAS JUST COVERED 250 MILES. RECENT MOT HAS BEEN APPLIED AS CAR HAS SPENT ALOT OF TIME STORED. ALSO FULLY SERVICED AND BRAKES OVERHAULED. THE UNDERNEATH IS IN FABULOUS ORDER AND IS STILL BODY COLOURED, I PRESUME THE CAR WAS PUT ON A ROTTISERIE TO DO THIS AND ALL INNER WINGS ETC BEFORE BEING RE-ASSEMBLED.
INTERIOR HAS BEEN RE-TRIMMED WITH NEW CARPETS, AND SEATS AND DOOR CARDS HAVE BEEN DONE TOO. THERE IS A GOOD QUALITY MOTO-LITA STEERING WHEEL. STAINLESS MG SILL STEP PLATES HAVE BEEN ADDED. WE HAVE ALSO ADDED A BRAND NEW FULL TONNEAU COVER WITH HALF ZIP WHICH REALLY FINISHES IT OFF NICELY. THE ORIGINAL WIRE WHEELS HAVE BEEN RECENTLY REPAINTED AND ARE SHOD WITH QUALITY RADIALS WHICH HAVEN’T DONE MANY MILES AT ALL. THE TWO EAR CHROME CENTRES ARE ALL GOOD AND THERE IS THE CORRECT TOOL AND MALETT FOR THESE KNOCK ONS IN THE BOOT. THE BOOT SPACE IS VERY CLEAN INDEED. THERE IS NO SIGN OF ANY WELDING HERE AND THERE IS NO RUST AT ALL. A CARPET UPGRADE IS VERY EASILY ACQUIRED SHOULD THE NEW OWNER WISH TO DO. FOLLOWING A RECENT SERVICE THE ENGINE SOUNDS STRONG AND THERE ARE NO OBVIOUS FAULTS OR LEAKS. THERE IS THE ADDITION OF A FULL STAINLESS EXHAUST. THE OVERDRIVE IS WORKING AS IT SHOULD. THE BRAKES ARE SERVO ASSISTED AND PULL UP FINE. THE HOOD IS A MOHAIR TYPE AND IS VERY GOOD SAVE A COUPLE OF TINY RUBS WHERE IT HAS BEEN FOLDED AWAY IN STORAGE. CHROME PERIOD LUCAS SPOTLIGHTS ARE MOUNTED TO THE FRONT.
IRIS BLUE IS ALWAYS A FAVOURITE OF OURS, BEING THE 1ST EVER PRODUCTION MGB ROADSTER WAS THIS COLOUR. ITS ALWAYS A POPULAR CHOICE. MORE THAN THAT, THIS HAS OBVIOUSLY HAD ALOT OF TIME AND MONEY SPENT AND NOW JUST NEEDS TO BE ENJOYED. PART EX WELCOME FOR SIMILAR STANDARD CLASSICS. TRAILERED TRANSPORT OFFERED AT COST
FIAT TOPOLINO BELVEDERE.
Special features. Rare, and in superb conditon.
FIAT TOPOLINO BELVEDERE – 1954 – SUPERB CONDITION.
Fiat Topolino Belvedere-1954. The much loved Topolino was manufactured from the late Thirties and took a twist in the early Fifties to appease the farming/ working and rural community. The station wagon version was created. With its easy access fold back door, low floor and fold flat back seats it made a very useable small vehicle. This version is called a “Metalica”. The very early version had timber panels . There are only a handful of these left as they rotted. This 1954 is still a very rare car and creates a lot of conversation at shows etc.
Fully restored in Italy and recently imported the condition is 1st class. The car is fully registered and ready to go. The Bodywork and paintwork are excellent. The panel gaps are very good and the car is super straight. The original colour scheme paintwork is very good indeed. The chrome is either new or been re chromed. On sunny days there is the full length fold back roof and sliding windows front and rear.
The interior is again as new. With its original cockpit style bucket seats, fold flat rear bench seat its very useable. It is surprisingly roomy inside. The period dash clocks all appear to be functioning correctly. The unique ignition key is fab. Just push the pin style key into the hole in the dash and that’s ignition on. The rear boot compartment area is A1 and houses the spare wheel. The fold flat option is a great asset for taking luggage, picnic or carrying the dog for trips away its so useable. Up front the quirky styling gives the Topolino its name . In Italian Topolino means “little Mouse”. Under the bonnet is a small aluminium 4 cyl engine which really does run like a clock. The engine and engine bay are super clean and detailed and a definite candidate for having the bonnet up at shows, as is a huge talking point for any classic enthusiast. The Two tanks are for fuel and water/ coolant.
If you're looking for something very rare, different from the rest, easy to drive and maintain, a huge talking point, full of character classic car then this could be for you. Tel. the details below.
Special features. Low miles, low owners, full spec. Lovely condition.
MERCEDES 500SL 5.0 AUTO. LOW MILES, LOW OWNERS. FULL SPEC. LOVELY CONDITION.
Mercedes 500Sl-Low mileage with only circa 53k miles from new. Low owners previous owner had for approx 8 years, prior to this there are only 2 owners from brand new. The original service manual and documentation shows the car was registered March 2003 and is Obsiddian Metallic Black. Which apart from the odd chip etc remonstrative of 18 years, is immaculate. Also as you would expect from a well looked after low mileage example the interior in light Grey is immaculate. There is hardly any sign of wear. The original Merc overmats are still in place. The 500Sl is loaded with all the extras one could wish for all of which are functioning correctly. The Air con is ice cold. The electric seats inc the headrests are perfect. They also come with the option of massaging setting. The electric roll bar operates perfectly and it also incorporates the factory mesh wind deflector. As many will know the 500 spec included the ABC suspension system allowing hydraulically operated height and suspension settings. This is all working as it should be and the history file confirms it has had a new replacement pump in its lifetime. The factory alloys have just had a full professional refurbishment and are as new. Needless to say the electric fold away roof, which is a major plus point for these grand tourers works perfectly.
These 500s represent superb value for money and are increasing in value each year. They were circa 80k new and a low mileage, low owners , well maintained, high spec example in one of the best colour combinations is always going to desirable . Extensive service history inc stamped book and invoices. Long MOT thru to August 2022.
SORRY, THIS CLASSIC IS NOW SOLD.
MGB ROADSTER WITH O/DRIVE.
Colour. Old English white.
Interior. Black/cream piping.
Special features Desirable colour combo. Extensive service history, including stamped book and invoices.
Interior. . Deck chair striped.
Special features. Sup[er original, low miles classic.
RENAULT DAUPHINE, 1962. LOW MILEAGE – SUPER ORIGINAL.
1962 Renault Dauphine is in first class condition. Very low mileage 30. 000 klm approx 20, 000 miles. 3 speed Ferlec manual transmission making it so easy to drive as makes it semi automatic. A rare factory addition and its so easy with no clutch pedal.. Recently had new brakes all round, tires, shock absorbers, 6v battery, inc isolator switch. Recent engine overhaul including cylinder head and valve work, Now runs lovely and is on the button.
The interior is so of its time and is in excellent condition. Headlining is as new. The deckchair stripe upholstery to the seats and door cards is excellent, Very little wear. The ever flex flooring again is superb. All the Ivory plastic switches and handles etc are excellent. Considering this whole car is super original with no bling chrome add ons etc its in amazing condition.
The exterior is the same , super original and remonstrative of a well looked after low mileage original classic. Yes it has a couple of minor scuffs One being a scratch on drivers side due to an argument with an equally old Jukebox. But make no mistake this car is solid with no rust issues and the Black paintwork shines up a treat. The bright work is all in good shape, only the rear bumper has some pitting and may at some stage want a re-chrome . The boot space upfront is where a Dauphine of this age would have issues if its a bad One , needless to say this One is very good indeed. No nasty patches etc just all original metal and is super clean and houses a new 6 Volt battery. All switches, lights and gauges appear to operate exactly as they should. Engine and engine bay are very clean. There are no leaks of any fluids to be seen . On the road with its floor electronic gear change its a doddle to drive and performs really well. These Dauphines both here and on the continent much like its predecessor the 4CV are becoming a very rare sight at shows and on the road. Most have either rotted away or sit in private collections gaining in value as they become scarcer. This One should be used and be seen and not become another to sit in a museum. Its mechanically excellent after a fare bit of recent work, together with its originality and quirky interior and features such as the side vents etc its a great car for the shows etc that won’t break the bank. With excellent UK club and parts availability.
SORRY, THIS CLASSIC IS NOW SOLD..
MODEL A ROADSTER.
Special features Very desirable Model A, being one of the best we have ever seen!
Colour. Coral orange.
Special features Fortunes spent! One of the cleanest we have seen, at a reasonable price.
Fiat 500 L -1972- recent restoration in fantastic condition.
This Fiat 500 is another superb example of this ever popular little classic. We have sold many many 500s and this is right up there, quality wise. The underneath is literally as clean as on top. The previous owner, whom was a micro car super fan, took this 500 on as part of his hobby. Everything was unbolted and stripped and either replaced or refurbed. However right at the end he just ran out of steam. 95 percent of the car was done. Everything being looked at ,bodywork , paintwork, chrome, fold back hood, interior etc etc. However the wheels were not the correct ones so we have splashed out on a brand new set of wheels, with stainless trims and new tyres. Now it’s correct. We have also installed new fuel lines, new fuel pump and overhauled the carb. We have also replaced all ignition service items, plugs etc. New battery, new starter motor. We have also put in a new washer bottle and washer pump. To give the lovely 500 that stand out from the ground look we have put on new chrome period correct door mirrors, new 500f front badge, new period licence plates with stainless surrounds. New correct luggage rack. Also after having so much work done by ourselves and the previous owner but not being used since completion we thought we would put on a new MOT. Needless to say, it passed. Just before taking for an MOT we also installed brand new correct seat belts not only to the front but to the rear too. Experience of this model tells us this is nearly always something the customer requires. So this 500 is now ready to go having had a small fortune spent, but the result is it’s one of the cleanest for sale and at a reasonable price, making it superb value for money.
Part ex welcome for similar standard classics. Trailered delivery offered anywhere in the UK at cost.
MODEL A PHAETON DELUXE.
Colour. Washington blue.
Special features. Model A deluxe, rarest version.
MODEL A PHAETON DELUXE THE RAREST VERSION – BEAUTIFUL.
Last two years of the Model A’s Production, the Deluxe Phaeton represented the top of the line and offered the pinnacle in sporting design, with a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Phaeton
One of the rarest and most desirable Model A’s produced, presented in Washington Blue with Riviera Blue belt line and Tacoma Cream strip and wheels. Subject to engine overhaul in June of 2020 at a cost of £2, 037 in2020. Part of an impressive collection and now offered for sale.
The Model A’s introduction was a highly anticipated event, as Ford proved that it had perfected the art of effective product placement in one of the most successful new product launches in automotive history. The Ford Model A was manufactured between 1928 and 1931 and was the second huge success for Ford after its predecessor. The Model A was offered in a wide variety of body styles and was the first Ford to incorporate the standard set of driver controls with a conventional clutch, brake pedal, accelerator and gearshift. The engine was a water cooled in-line four cylinder arrangement with a capacity of 3. 3 litres. With a conventional three speed gearbox, (plus reverse), the top speed was around 65mph. Stopping was by four wheel drum brakes operated by rods. Manufactured in the lower roofline. Perhaps one of the most desirable Model A variants, out of the 4, 858, 644 Model A’s manufactured, only 2, 229 were manufactured in the final year. To put into perspective, these cars are one in 2180, or as a percentage, these cars represented 0. 00046% of model A’s. Nowadays not many remain worldwide.
Presented in Washington Blue with Riviera Blue belt line and Tacoma Cream strip and wheels, BF 7219 was restored to a very high standard some 45 years ago. As the story goes, the car was transported from concours event to event over a 30 year period covering a mere 200 miles (presumably just positioning the car). It was then sold to the next enthusiastic owner in River Falls, Wisconsin and he covered around 700 miles before it headed to the UK in 2015 for the princely sum of $65, 000 where it spent the summer receiving numerous awards on the show field before being purchased by its current owner that year, who has since kept the vehicle as part of a private collection. This deluxe has twin side mount wheels, deluxe side lights, deluxe wind deflector glass, Luggage rack with period luggage, Beautiful chrome search light which all functions and works, stainless footplates, tonneau cover, stainless spare wheel covers, stainless radiator stone guard, electric wipers, and so much more. American column mounted indicators have been fitted. This is truly one beautiful car that is mechanically and cosmetically excellent.
Trailered transport offered at cost anywhere in the UK.
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