BELVOIR CLASSIC CARS.
Special features. Show standard!
Engine 6 cylinder.
Special features. Rare and stunning 1950s classic.
1950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION – SUPER RARE. IMMACULATE!
The more common 5 passenger Champion coupe had rear seats and a fully wrap around rear windshield, as opposed to the Business Coupe which featured a single window with central split, and of course the outrageously long rear trunk/ deck lid which gave the Business Coupe its rather ‘From Another Planet!’ lines and looks. On the road the car drives beautifully.
Imported from the USA in 2007 by well-known Custom Car Guru Andy Saunders. Restoration undertaken by its former owner who owned it from 2007 until February 2020, there are lots of photographs and various bills and documentation recoding a lot of the works here in the UK.
The car was titled new in Keansburg, New Jersey August 29th 1950 to Mr Joseph Palisciano. The original certificate of title, certificate number 1708766 is in the document file. Other old USA documents point to it always being in the New Jersey area with 2 other names and address’ on file. Parts availability is still relatively good with plenty of USA Studebaker specialists and an excellent UK owners club.
The paintwork is excellent. Wheels and tyres are all excellent. The interior is close to faultless. The engine and engine bay are extremely clean. All the chrome work is very good indeed. Have just installed new headlights, new battery. Used on some local classic car tours as the lead vehicle and drove without fault. In the boot we got the picnic, chairs, table and the kitchen sink.
Dare to be different! You won't see another one on the show ground that's for sure. This car when launched was seen as a vision of the future of motoring and to this day it attracts a lot of attention with its unique styling.
950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION BUSINESS COUPE
Only 1562 were produced for the 1950 model year, she is also the Q4 spec, known as the Custom adding to its rarity
She comes with a large history file, so we know a fair bit about her previous life. Also having sold it previously and knowing previous owners .
Built in the South Bend factory in Indiana our Studebaker was bought on the 29th of August 1950 by Mr Joseph Palisciano for $1419.
She then lived a fairly quite life, never moving far from her home town of Keansburg New Jersey until 2007 when world renowned car customiser Andy Saunders (please do google him if you don’t know about him already!) bought her back to the UK. He, subsequently sold her to the gentleman responsible for her restoration. All of which is fully documented, highlights include, a bare metal repaint in VW9925, a full rewire, interior retrim and a host new parts, amounting to over £1500, plus of course, the cost of the restoration work!!
It is worth noting that the speedometer was changed in 2009, it was showing 22757 miles at the time of change and the new speedo had 12219 miles showing, she now has 14048 miles. So it’s a strong possibility that she may have only done 24586 miles!!
Powered by its 169 cu in (2. 8 Litre) flathead 6, our Studebaker is built for comfort rather than speed, that said she uses her 85 bhp very well and never feels underpowered. Every thing under the bonnet is as clean as a whistle and she runs and drives beautifully
The 3 speed manual transmission is of the “3 on the tree” variety and is lovely to use, as is the clutch which is super smooth and has a nice central biting point. Brakes are surprisingly powerful and the suspension is super smooth, all in all she is just a lovely cruiser!
Having been used by ourselves for local tours we can confirm she drives wonderfully.
We’re not sure there are enough superlatives to describe how she looks, she is genuinely jaw dropping!!! She is absolutely immaculate, the paintwork is superb, all the chrome is beautiful, the hub caps are all near perfect, all the trim is exactly how it should be and of course, there’s that outrageous silhouette!! It is a testament to the guys who restored her and her subsequent owners that she looks this good 15 years later.
There also a few period accessories that just finish off the whole look perfectly, such as the steel windscreen visor, the BF Goodrich white wall tyres and the too cool Appleton Spotlight.
Inside, she presents beautifully, the seats have been re trimmed to a very high standard in a lovely period chocolate brown with cream piping, that still looks factory fresh. The carpets and head lining, again are in near perfect condition with no rips, tears or sagging.
The steering wheel and chrome switches, which we assume are all original, show a lovely light patina which gives the interior a little touch of character. Perhaps though, the most interesting bit of the interior is inside the glovebox where the original data sheet still remains intact 72 years after she was built!!
She comes with an extensively documented restoration file, which includes a mixture of invoices and “work in progress” photos. There is also a file full of history, even including her original certificate of ownership from 1950! Despite her rarity, parts are surprisingly easy to get and there is an excellent Studebaker owners club in the UK Opportunities to own such a rare and truly stunning example of 50s automotive Americana are few and far between.
Special features. Showroom condition, very low miles, and full history.
MERCEDES 350SL, 2003. VERY LOW MILES. SHOWROOM CONDITION – FULL HISTORY.
The R230SL set new standards for Mercedes-Benz in terms of dynamics and handling, too. The company was competing in Formula One in conjunction with McLaren at the time and the British company played a hand in helping develop the new SL, which was dynamically leagues ahead of its R129 predecessor.
2003 MB SL350 with just 39, 700 miles for sale. Excellent condition and service history. MOT valid until 30th March 2023. This car is just gorgeous in metallic black with cream interior - it must have had every extra fitted; analogue TV, mobile phone prep, keyless entry & go - just press the button on the gear knob to start/ stop the engine, heated seats, massage seats, find me / get me home lights, easy entry seat / steering wheel, memory position electric seats, tilting LHS door mirror when reverse engaged, Parking sensors front & rear, electric roof, electric wind break, cream leather, walnut dash, gear shifter and steering wheel, super refined and drives amazingly. Everything works exactly as it should and condition of paint, interior, engine bay, wheels, tyres etc are all excellent.
Regularly serviced and Motd . Last Mot no advisories . Last service the boot struts were also replaced. Recently a dealer heath check was carried out and the front brake pads and the engine battery were replaced.
Mostly main dealer history and of late Merc affiliated independent service.
This 350 SL is right up there with some of the best we have had, Near faultless paint , immaculate interior and drives superb. The colour combo is probably the most desirable and with huge spec this is a great one to own.
Fantastic value of a modern classic.
Trailered transport offered at cost anywhere in the Uk.
Interior. Dark grey.
Special features. Low miles. Immaculate.
2002 MERCEDES 500SL. VERY LOW MILES – RECENT SERVICE. IMMACULATE.
Genuine low mileage of just 47, 582
* High specification
* Full service history and long MOT?
The SL has always been a capable and elegant grand tourer, but with the R230 Mercedes really made the segment their own. Adding a retractable hardtop to the SL made it, quite probably, the finest all-round GT car on the market.
This example has been beautifully cared for and is presented with an extensive service history, in a graceful colour scheme and with an excellent specification.
* MOT to July 2023
* Private registration plate included worth approx 1k. ??LOK
* Full Mercedes service history to 2020
* Independent service history from 2020-2022
* Receipts and invoices for maintenance carried out
* Original owner’s handbooks
* Just over 1, 000 miles covered in current ownership
* £3, 000 spent in maintenance since March 2021
* 4 new Uniroyal correct size radial just fitted done 10 miles.
* Two-tone grey leather upholstery
* Hands-free Parrot aftermarket phone system
* Parking sensors front and rear factory extra .
* CD/ Radio/ Navigation system
* 3-Memory electrically adjustable, heated seats
* Dual zone climate control
* Electric windows and mirrors
* Wind deflector?
Like all SLs, this car is beautifully appointed and finished to a high standard and specification. Two-tone grey leather swathes the seats, door cards, transmission tunnel and dashboard. The rear anti roll bar functions correctly and there is the factory wind deflector.
With complementary grey carpets and Mercedes over-mats in the cabin, which are all in fine condition, it makes for a comfortable, cosseting and luxurious place to spend time. With all the toys and gadgets this SL has you’ll not want for anything, regardless of how long the journey is.
At the back there is a good size boot space, even with the retractable hardtop stowed. It’s in very good condition, with undamaged carpeting. Under the floor panel there is a spacesaver spare wheel.
The Silver paintwork is excellent and any tiny stone chips have been touched in and you would be hard pushed to even find them.
* Recently refurbished AMG alloys. These alloys which were a factory extra are the genuine AMG 18 inch alloys as fitted standard to an SL55. We have put on new tyres all round as the side walls had started to crack.
The abc suspension system has been checked and re checked and is functioning exactly as it should.
That 5-litre V8 is an incredible engine, driving the rear wheels and offering a mighty 302bhp / 460Nm. It gives the SL500 fantastic performance and effortless overtaking ability, making it a perfect long-distance grand tourer.
Special features. Excellent condition.
Truimph TR3A, 1960 in Midnight blue. Excellent condition.
TR3A 1960. This TR3A had a rebuild in 2017. Then shortly after this restoration due to illness in 2017 the car was put into storage. The car is Midnight Blue with Tan Hide interior. It is fitted with new soft top, new stainless steel wire wheels, new tyres, new chrome bumpers(£500), newly covered seats and new side screens. The engine was running poorly after years of no use, so we have sent to a professional engine builder. The engine has had a full rebuild, including pistons, rings, bearings, oil pump, valves, timing gears and chain, waterpump, etc etc . We then while stripped rebuilt the cylinder head with new valves etc. Also we have rebuilt the brakes, renewed some wiring, new gearbox and engine mounts etc . We have really gone to town to give this car another lease of life. This invoice is in the history file and shows approx £9000 spent by us alone. Only test miles done since. A full detailed invoice is in the file. We have also put on all new badges inc a matching Navy/ chrome nose cone badge, new period number plates with stainless surrounds. The Navy paintwork is very good with no rust issues at all. All the chrome work is very good. The hood and side screens are excellent being new. There is a pair of period Lucas spot lamps but these are not yet wired. There is also the addition of a luggage rack which is handy for touring. Part ex welcome for similar standard cars. Trailered transport offered at cost . NB this car before all this work was for sale for £24950, after 9k spent we are seeking only 1k more than its original price. There is a full HD walk round video upon request .
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.
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.
SORRY, THIS CLASSIC IS NOW SOLD.
Colour. Oxford Blue.
Special features. Rare Oxford blue. Excellent condition.
Special features. Low miles, low owners.
JAGUAR XJS HE
Interior. Light grey.
Special features. Very low miles, well maintained.
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