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A collection of exquisite cars representing the very best of breed will be offered for sale, giving you the opportunity to acquire some of the finest and rarest cars in the world.

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda

1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda

Lot # 301 (Sale Order: 1 of 51)

UK-supplied, RHD Pagoda showing just 71,000 miles with complete historyNumbers matching, two owners from new, and the second from 1974, a true time capsuleSubstantial history folder with service booklet showing 18 services at a main agentLow ownership, timeless colours, original and correct, a rare opportunity presentsThe second generation of the SL series began with the 230 of 1963. Designed by Paul Bracq, its wonderfully crisp styling clothed a monocoque chassis equipped with all-round independent suspension, power assisted disc/drum brakes, recirculating ball steering and a 2306cc straight-six engine of 150bhp and 145 lbs-ft of torque mated to either a four-speed manual or automatic transmission. The car was an international hit for Mercedes-Benz throughout the 1960s and has remained hugely popular amongst film stars, musicians and enthusiasts ever since.The 230 SL Pagoda we have on offer here is perfectly honest and original, just the way we enthusiasts love to see them, full of a character and charm that no restoration can ever replicate. It's a UK, right-hand drive car finished in Silver Grey Metallic, fitted with an automatic gearbox, and first registered on the 1st of August 1966. The original service booklet shows the first three services were carried out by the supplying Mercedes-Benz Dealership, Croft & Blackburn, in Ripon. Care of the car would then be transferred to Charles Sidney Mercedes-Benz, Bradford, for the next 14 services to a mileage of 57,140. A Bill of Sale included in the history folder shows this 230SL became the property of its second owner on the 18th of June 1974. After the 18th main dealer service, the second keeper decided he would personally keep up the maintenance schedule with all work documented including dates and mileage. The substantial history folder includes MoT Certificates from 1975 to 2012 leaving, in our opinion, no reason to discount the mileage showing on the speedometer. This history folder also includes Tax Discs from 1975 onwards, the original Mercedes-Benz build sheet, original logbook and the original book pack including service booklet detailing the service history. Also accompanying the car in this sale will be its original tool kit and spare keys with the original key-fob.The new owner of this wonderfully well-preserved car will need to decide if cosmetically this car would benefit from some paintwork, or maybe to leave it just the way it is. The chrome is excellent, and the interior appears to be in good order with the original headlining, dashboard and Tex seats also presenting well. Having been dry-stored for the last four years the car is to be presented for sale recommissioned with a fresh MoT Certificate. Rarely do Pagodas, UK-supplied, RHD, very low ownership and with such a fantastic history folder come to market, an opportunity surely not to be missed. "In all the years I have been driving, I cannot remember ever driving a car that I would have liked to own more ". (Sir Stirling Moss in a letter to the racing director Alfred Neubauer.)

UK-supplied, RHD Pagoda showing just 71,000 miles with complete historyNumbers matching, two owners from new, and the second from 1974, a true time capsuleSubstantial his...moretory folder with service booklet showing 18 services at a main agentLow ownership, timeless colours, original and correct, a rare opportunity presentsThe second generation of the SL series began with the 230 of 1963. Designed by Paul Bracq, its wonderfully crisp styling clothed a monocoque chassis equipped with all-round independent suspension, power assisted disc/drum brakes, recirculating ball steering and a 2306cc straight-six engine of 150bhp and 145 lbs-ft of torque mated to either a four-speed manual or automatic transmission. The car was an international hit for Mercedes-Benz throughout the 1960s and has remained hugely popular amongst film stars, musicians and enthusiasts ever since.The 230 SL Pagoda we have on offer here is perfectly honest and original, just the way we enthusiasts love to see them, full of a character and charm that no restoration can ever replicate. It's a UK, right-hand drive car finished in Silver Grey Metallic, fitted with an automatic gearbox, and first registered on the 1st of August 1966. The original service booklet shows the first three services were carried out by the supplying Mercedes-Benz Dealership, Croft & Blackburn, in Ripon. Care of the car would then be transferred to Charles Sidney Mercedes-Benz, Bradford, for the next 14 services to a mileage of 57,140. A Bill of Sale included in the history folder shows this 230SL became the property of its second owner on the 18th of June 1974. After the 18th main dealer service, the second keeper decided he would personally keep up the maintenance schedule with all work documented including dates and mileage. The substantial history folder includes MoT Certificates from 1975 to 2012 leaving, in our opinion, no reason to discount the mileage showing on the speedometer. This history folder also includes Tax Discs from 1975 onwards, the original Mercedes-Benz build sheet, original logbook and the original book pack including service booklet detailing the service history. Also accompanying the car in this sale will be its original tool kit and spare keys with the original key-fob.The new owner of this wonderfully well-preserved car will need to decide if cosmetically this car would benefit from some paintwork, or maybe to leave it just the way it is. The chrome is excellent, and the interior appears to be in good order with the original headlining, dashboard and Tex seats also presenting well. Having been dry-stored for the last four years the car is to be presented for sale recommissioned with a fresh MoT Certificate. Rarely do Pagodas, UK-supplied, RHD, very low ownership and with such a fantastic history folder come to market, an opportunity surely not to be missed. "In all the years I have been driving, I cannot remember ever driving a car that I would have liked to own more ". (Sir Stirling Moss in a letter to the racing director Alfred Neubauer.)

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1964 Lotus Elan Series I

1964 Lotus Elan Series I

Lot # 302 (Sale Order: 2 of 51)

An early and desirable Series I Elan Drophead Coupé Approximately only 680kgs and fitted with a DOHC 1558cc engineRestored sympathetically by people who know what they are doingSupplied with a new MoT, a UK V5c, and a file of invoices The original Lotus Elan (Type 26), was first introduced in 1962 as a roadster and replaced the elegant, but unreliable and costly to produce, Lotus Elite. It was the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body and in the early days, Elans were also available in kit form for home assembly but predictably that didn't last long. As is often the way, the Elan evolved through a number of iterations before manufacture ceased in 1973. These developments mainly concerned comfort and civility but all through its life the essence of the Elan didn't change. A technologically advanced DOHC development of Ford's proven 'Kent' engine, bored out to 1558cc (commonly known as the Twin-Cam) provided the propulsion, whilst cutting-edge features such as all-round disc brakes, fully independent suspension and nimble rack and pinion steering provided agility and handling that was simply amazing compared to the opposition.Colin Chapman proudly announced in the launch literature that "We wanted to build you a fun car.."; a brief he achieved with vigour thanks to the fact that his unequalled talent for vehicle set-up was never more prevalent than in the Elan's handling. Exciting paintwork colours were introduced such as Carnival Red, Pistachio Lime Green and the delectable Lotus Yellow and the Elan became the 'Darling' of the High Street in the mid-sixties.Offered here is a rare and beautiful example of a Series I Lotus Elan drophead coupe, first registered on the 7th July 1964. Our vendor, a chartered surveyor by profession, discovered this car in 2014 in a barn on one of his site visits and, after some negotiations, persuaded the previous owner to part with this very early car. It had been languishing for some time and consequently needed a comprehensive restoration. Our vendor has been involved in motorsport in his spare time for many years and had experience of the abilities of the team at Startline Services so they were entrusted with returning the Elan to life. The car was totally dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up using as much of the original as possible and refurbishing components where necessary. Every Elan needs a new chassis at some point and that was obviously the place to start with new parts being sourced from the usual Lotus specialists, including Paul Matty and Mick Miller Lotus. The engine was removed and sent to Owlesbury Crankshaft Services where the cylinder block was rebored and the crank reground. Once back at Startline Services, it was re-assembled with a new clutch and installed back into the chassis. The GRP body was carefully repaired, with particular attention being paid to those areas where Series 1 cars are known to 'stretch', and was then treated to a full respray in Lotus Yellow. Apart from the door cards, the car's trim had survived well and was re-installed. The wooden dashboard was totally restored at considerable cost and now looks fabulous. The front and rear suspension and brakes were rebuilt and the car was finally put back on the road. Our vendor had been keen to keep the Elan looking as original as possible and one of the best things about the Elan is that nearly everything is available from specialists with Paul Matty, in particular, retaining a huge quantity of new /old stock for these delightful little cars. Supplied with a UK V5c and a new MoT prior to the sale, this lovely early Elan is exactly what the doctor ordered – an iconic British Classic looking just as Mr Chapman intended.

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1963 Morris Mini-Minor

1963 Morris Mini-Minor

Lot # 303 (Sale Order: 3 of 51)

Early 850 with floor starter finished in Pale Yellow and White. Very sound car justifying a refreshExtensive and expensive (£10,000) interior refurbishment using some fabulous leather and carpets'Spinneybeck' is the worlds leading supplier of full grain, aniline dyed Italian upholstery leather Minilite wheels, disc brake conversion, sports mirrors."The engine and gearbox run perfectly and it starts on the button with no hesitation" This lovely 1963 Morris Mini-Minor 850 returned from New Zealand in 2017 where it had recently been completely refurbished and had been freshly painted in the 1963 Mini-Cooper colours of Fiesta Yellow with an Old English White roof. The condition of the car was so good when it was first purchased, that the decision was taken to really 'push the boat out' when it came to the refurb. The seats were totally rebuilt and then covered in a Cascia 'Spinneybeck' hide, as were the rear door cards and front door linings. Spinneybeck is the worlds leading supplier of full grain, aniline dyed Italian upholstery leather and hugely expensive. The Black carpet was also very expensive and looks like it might be Cashmere. The 1963 switch panel and the floor-mounted 'Start Button' have been retained, but a Cooper binnacle has been fitted and the font parcel shelf boxed in. All in all, a lovely quality interior. The engine appears to be absolutely standard.The car sits on four-stud, Minilite-style wheels and has been converted to disc brakes Externally it has been fitted with Mini-Cooper bumpers. a flip top fuel filler, after-market wing mirrors on alloy brackets, leather bonnet-straps, and clear indicator lenses. We understand that the total account for all this work came to around £10,000This little yellow mini appears to be in excellent condition all round and according to our vendor "The engine and gearbox run perfectly and it starts on the button with no hesitation" The car is a long way from standard, however, it's an absolutely charming little eye-catcher and would sit proudly in any collector's garage.

Early 850 with floor starter finished in Pale Yellow and White. Very sound car justifying a refreshExtensive and expensive (£10,000) interior refurbishment using some fab...moreulous leather and carpets'Spinneybeck' is the worlds leading supplier of full grain, aniline dyed Italian upholstery leather Minilite wheels, disc brake conversion, sports mirrors."The engine and gearbox run perfectly and it starts on the button with no hesitation" This lovely 1963 Morris Mini-Minor 850 returned from New Zealand in 2017 where it had recently been completely refurbished and had been freshly painted in the 1963 Mini-Cooper colours of Fiesta Yellow with an Old English White roof. The condition of the car was so good when it was first purchased, that the decision was taken to really 'push the boat out' when it came to the refurb. The seats were totally rebuilt and then covered in a Cascia 'Spinneybeck' hide, as were the rear door cards and front door linings. Spinneybeck is the worlds leading supplier of full grain, aniline dyed Italian upholstery leather and hugely expensive. The Black carpet was also very expensive and looks like it might be Cashmere. The 1963 switch panel and the floor-mounted 'Start Button' have been retained, but a Cooper binnacle has been fitted and the font parcel shelf boxed in. All in all, a lovely quality interior. The engine appears to be absolutely standard.The car sits on four-stud, Minilite-style wheels and has been converted to disc brakes Externally it has been fitted with Mini-Cooper bumpers. a flip top fuel filler, after-market wing mirrors on alloy brackets, leather bonnet-straps, and clear indicator lenses. We understand that the total account for all this work came to around £10,000This little yellow mini appears to be in excellent condition all round and according to our vendor "The engine and gearbox run perfectly and it starts on the button with no hesitation" The car is a long way from standard, however, it's an absolutely charming little eye-catcher and would sit proudly in any collector's garage.

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1988 BMW E30 M3  Evolution II

1988 BMW E30 M3 Evolution II

Lot # 304 (Sale Order: 4 of 51)

1/501 'Homologation Specials' and 1/40 UK-supplied cars with just 62,000 milesFull body restoration completed in 2015 to an extremely high standard Dedicated enthusiast owned for 16 years with a huge history file, fully traceableCosmetically flawless, mechanically excellent, your opportunity to obtain the legend The E30 M3 was the first purpose-built saloon produced by BMW as a racing homologation special by BMW's in-house Motorsport division. Introduced in 1986 as a road car, it dominated Touring Car racing throughout the World taking countless titles including the prestigious German, Australian and British titles, not to mention the World Touring Car Championship in 1987. To comply with DTM homologation rules, a minimum of 500 M3s, retaining all the aerodynamic features of the 'Works' racers. had to be built and sold to the publicThe BMW M3 Evolution II was probably the closest to a 'Group A' racing-car experience it was possible to have on public roads in 1988. Compared to a normal specification M3, the engine was slightly more powerful thanks to a new camshaft, pistons and intake system and benefitted from a lighter flywheel and lightened boot-lid, windows and bumpers. Such modifications made the car quicker and more 'pointy' compared to the standard M3. Of the 17,000 M3s produced, only 501 Evo 2's left the factory, making this example one of the most desirable 1980s homologation specials in today's market.This, UK-supplied, Evo II was registered new on 18th August 1988, and its first owner kept it for 6 months before returning the car to BMW as a deposit against the first Sport Evolution III available in the UK. As a UK car, it has an MPH speedo and English language computer display from new and we can confirm that it still retains matching chassis and engine numbers. Unusually the car has stayed within a small geographical area (a picture of it still hangs in the local BMW dealer-principals office) and the current owner has been in contact with all but one of the M3's six previous keepers, with each one remembering it fondly. The cars complete history is mapped out within the owner's file and accompanying the car in this sale will be a memory stick containing 350+ images of the complete body restoration conducted in 2015. Importantly all the panels were found to be original, including the scuttle and rear wings and showed no signs of damage or repair. At present the car is fitted with some features that are the preference of the current owner, however, all correct original parts are supplied with the car including, front grille, steering wheel, speakers, stereo and air-box. On test, the car fired from cold with ease with no 'slap' from the timing chain, all gears engaged very nicely, and overall the car felt tight and precise. In fact, it is one of the best I have driven.A well sorted E30 M3 is just a bit special and Evo IIs, particularly in Misano Red are rare and sought-after. As well as being probably the most fun you can have on four wheels, this lovely example could turn out to be a particularly shrewd investment...

1/501 'Homologation Specials' and 1/40 UK-supplied cars with just 62,000 milesFull body restoration completed in 2015 to an extremely high standard Dedicated enthusiast o...morewned for 16 years with a huge history file, fully traceableCosmetically flawless, mechanically excellent, your opportunity to obtain the legend The E30 M3 was the first purpose-built saloon produced by BMW as a racing homologation special by BMW's in-house Motorsport division. Introduced in 1986 as a road car, it dominated Touring Car racing throughout the World taking countless titles including the prestigious German, Australian and British titles, not to mention the World Touring Car Championship in 1987. To comply with DTM homologation rules, a minimum of 500 M3s, retaining all the aerodynamic features of the 'Works' racers. had to be built and sold to the publicThe BMW M3 Evolution II was probably the closest to a 'Group A' racing-car experience it was possible to have on public roads in 1988. Compared to a normal specification M3, the engine was slightly more powerful thanks to a new camshaft, pistons and intake system and benefitted from a lighter flywheel and lightened boot-lid, windows and bumpers. Such modifications made the car quicker and more 'pointy' compared to the standard M3. Of the 17,000 M3s produced, only 501 Evo 2's left the factory, making this example one of the most desirable 1980s homologation specials in today's market.This, UK-supplied, Evo II was registered new on 18th August 1988, and its first owner kept it for 6 months before returning the car to BMW as a deposit against the first Sport Evolution III available in the UK. As a UK car, it has an MPH speedo and English language computer display from new and we can confirm that it still retains matching chassis and engine numbers. Unusually the car has stayed within a small geographical area (a picture of it still hangs in the local BMW dealer-principals office) and the current owner has been in contact with all but one of the M3's six previous keepers, with each one remembering it fondly. The cars complete history is mapped out within the owner's file and accompanying the car in this sale will be a memory stick containing 350+ images of the complete body restoration conducted in 2015. Importantly all the panels were found to be original, including the scuttle and rear wings and showed no signs of damage or repair. At present the car is fitted with some features that are the preference of the current owner, however, all correct original parts are supplied with the car including, front grille, steering wheel, speakers, stereo and air-box. On test, the car fired from cold with ease with no 'slap' from the timing chain, all gears engaged very nicely, and overall the car felt tight and precise. In fact, it is one of the best I have driven.A well sorted E30 M3 is just a bit special and Evo IIs, particularly in Misano Red are rare and sought-after. As well as being probably the most fun you can have on four wheels, this lovely example could turn out to be a particularly shrewd investment...

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2000 Lotus 340R

2000 Lotus 340R

Lot # 305 (Sale Order: 5 of 51)

One of just 340 built, outstanding condition showing little signs of useOdometer indicating just 351 miles and wearing the all-important tyres unique to the 340RRecent body off inspection and full service at leading Lotus specialistA zero compromise concept that made it through to production, interesting and unusualBuilt by Lotus in 2000 as the ultimate track-day car, the 340R is a special edition based on the Lotus Elise and uses the Elise's bonded aluminium mid-engine chassis, basic running gear, and the 1.8litre Rover 'K' Series in its 177bhp form. Performance was exceptional with 0-60mph in just over 4 seconds and 100mph arriving in 10.7 seconds. Just 340 were built sharing the same silver and black colour scheme and all were sold before manufacture. Despite looking like a dedicated track day special, a role at which it excels, it's potentially fully road legal and delivers a level of ride comfort totally unexpected in such a performance-focused car.This example, build number 104, was the last of 8 left-hand-drive units delivered new to the USA for track or competition use only, and therefore featured some performance enhancements rather than downgrades as is often the case when sports cars 'cross the pond'. With very little use and showing just 351 miles in total, the car still sits on its original Yokohama tyres, a very important factor for collectors as the 340R had been developed in collaboration with Yokohama. These unique tyres are now hard to obtain and were developed specifically for this car alone. Upon arrival in the UK during January 2018, the car visited a known marque specialist for a full body off inspection and was treated to a cambelt service, fresh fluids and filters at the same time.Presented with the supplying dealer book packs, a Certificate of Provenance, invoices for the recent inspection, and all related import documents showing duties paid. A rare opportunity presents to own a highly collectable, track focused, zero compromise, limited production-run special.

One of just 340 built, outstanding condition showing little signs of useOdometer indicating just 351 miles and wearing the all-important tyres unique to the 340RRecent bo...moredy off inspection and full service at leading Lotus specialistA zero compromise concept that made it through to production, interesting and unusualBuilt by Lotus in 2000 as the ultimate track-day car, the 340R is a special edition based on the Lotus Elise and uses the Elise's bonded aluminium mid-engine chassis, basic running gear, and the 1.8litre Rover 'K' Series in its 177bhp form. Performance was exceptional with 0-60mph in just over 4 seconds and 100mph arriving in 10.7 seconds. Just 340 were built sharing the same silver and black colour scheme and all were sold before manufacture. Despite looking like a dedicated track day special, a role at which it excels, it's potentially fully road legal and delivers a level of ride comfort totally unexpected in such a performance-focused car.This example, build number 104, was the last of 8 left-hand-drive units delivered new to the USA for track or competition use only, and therefore featured some performance enhancements rather than downgrades as is often the case when sports cars 'cross the pond'. With very little use and showing just 351 miles in total, the car still sits on its original Yokohama tyres, a very important factor for collectors as the 340R had been developed in collaboration with Yokohama. These unique tyres are now hard to obtain and were developed specifically for this car alone. Upon arrival in the UK during January 2018, the car visited a known marque specialist for a full body off inspection and was treated to a cambelt service, fresh fluids and filters at the same time.Presented with the supplying dealer book packs, a Certificate of Provenance, invoices for the recent inspection, and all related import documents showing duties paid. A rare opportunity presents to own a highly collectable, track focused, zero compromise, limited production-run special.

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1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Drophead Coupé

1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Drophead Coupé

Lot # 306 (Sale Order: 6 of 51)

1 of just 151 MC-specification XK140sFactory-fitted C-Type cylinder head. Lusty 210bhp at 5750rpm Subtle upgrades offering an improved driving experienceExceptional standard of restoration in a stunning colour combination Offered here is a beautifully restored, matching numbers, XK140 Special Equipment, that was dispatched to the Jaguar Distributor, Hoffman of New York USA in May 1955. The JDHT Certificate shows that it was delivered new to R.S.Scholes of Brooklyn in MC specification which included a C-Type cylinder head. The history file contains a full photographic record of an earlier restoration when the original colour of Cream was changed. The Jaguar was imported into Germany in February 2010 and the history file contains the Import Document in the name of Mr Alexander Krahe. He set about another restoration involving renowned Jaguar specialists Twyford Motors with invoices totalling approximately £40.000. The work involved retrimming the interior in Jaguar Red leather, the original colour, and applying new Burr Walnut veneers to the dashboard and door cappings. Finished in Gloss Black, the paintwork still retains a deep shine, and the period correct 72 spoke wire wheels were re-finished in black A new black mohair hood and wood surrounds were also fitted. This car features twin SU H8 2 carburettors and the optional factory-fitted C-Type cylinder head, resulting in a very healthy 210 bhp @ 5,750 rpm. It's believed that just 151 cars were built to this specification. Obviously, with a brief to make this XK a driver's dream, a lot of subtle modifications were made to enhance the driving experience. A power-assisted steering conversion was fitted, disc brakes to the front with a servo, alternator, electronic ignition, uprated heater, seat belts, manual choke, and adjustable dampers. With a 'nod' to modernity and our need to remain in communication at all times, a concealed socket for Sat Nav and a radio/cd player with an I-pod port were installed. Uprated suspension bushes and a stiffer front anti-roll bar are fitted. There is also a battery conditioner socket to make charging a simple exercise.The modifications to this stunning drophead have been carefully and sympathetically applied to make driving and touring a real experience. The colour combination is truly special and the overall condition certainly makes this one of the best XK140s available in the marketplace …. Alpine Tour anyone?

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1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo

Lot # 307 (Sale Order: 7 of 51)

Only 30,500 km from a Japanese collector and imported in 2017Immaculately presented inside and out reflecting careful ownershipStill wearing factory fitted plastic door card protectionSupplied with a history file from the time spent in JapanDeveloped from a humble but sharp-suited five-door hatchback, the Lancia Delta spawned several performance derivatives and with the inclusion of four-wheel drive and turbocharging, the Delta became a very accomplished competition car, dominating the World Rally Championships in the late 1980s. With distinctively flared arches to accommodate the ever-increasing track, the Evoluzione began production in 1991 to meet with homologation requirements laid down by the FIA. The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210bhp at 5750rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and larger frontal area. These developments were aimed at improving the handling potential of the car and it worked, with the new Integrale being considerably quicker over rally stages on both asphalt and gravel.Supplied new to Japan in 1993, spending many years as part of a small collection, the car was brought to the UK by the current custodian along with Japanese paperwork outlining work carried out during its stay in the Far East. Presented in unmarked Monza Red retaining a depth of colour reflecting careful storage over the years, with good panel fit. The grey Alcantara interior still has plastic coverings on the door cards likely to have been fitted at the factory for protection during transit. With impeccable road manners aided by four-wheel drive and stunning turbocharged performance this 80's rallying legend surely must be on every motoring enthusiasts bucket list?

Only 30,500 km from a Japanese collector and imported in 2017Immaculately presented inside and out reflecting careful ownershipStill wearing factory fitted plastic door c...moreard protectionSupplied with a history file from the time spent in JapanDeveloped from a humble but sharp-suited five-door hatchback, the Lancia Delta spawned several performance derivatives and with the inclusion of four-wheel drive and turbocharging, the Delta became a very accomplished competition car, dominating the World Rally Championships in the late 1980s. With distinctively flared arches to accommodate the ever-increasing track, the Evoluzione began production in 1991 to meet with homologation requirements laid down by the FIA. The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210bhp at 5750rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and larger frontal area. These developments were aimed at improving the handling potential of the car and it worked, with the new Integrale being considerably quicker over rally stages on both asphalt and gravel.Supplied new to Japan in 1993, spending many years as part of a small collection, the car was brought to the UK by the current custodian along with Japanese paperwork outlining work carried out during its stay in the Far East. Presented in unmarked Monza Red retaining a depth of colour reflecting careful storage over the years, with good panel fit. The grey Alcantara interior still has plastic coverings on the door cards likely to have been fitted at the factory for protection during transit. With impeccable road manners aided by four-wheel drive and stunning turbocharged performance this 80's rallying legend surely must be on every motoring enthusiasts bucket list?

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1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 FHC Ex-Sir John Whitmore

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 FHC Ex-Sir John Whitmore

Lot # 308 (Sale Order: 8 of 51)

Originally supplied in Opalescent Golden Sand with a Red leather interior.Later painted Carmen RedNew headlining, exhaust, top end rebuild .£12,000 in 2012Fresh from a glass out respray in gleaming Carmen Red. New ChromeGreat History File. Original Delivery Inspection Sheet, Operating and Maintenance Handbook, Heritage Certificate DLB 334C was completed on the 2nd of January 1965 and was duly despatched to its original dealership, Henlys Ltd of London. The first registered keeper was indeed Sir John Henry Douglas Whitmore, 2nd Baronet of Orsett Hall, Grays, Essex an extremely well known and established racing driver of the sixties. Born into a land-owning family, Sir John first turned to motor sports in 1956 and after a spell of rallying and sprinting began circuit racing with a Lotus 6 in 1958. In 1959, Lotus boss Colin Chapman offered him a drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans sharing a Lotus Elite with Jim Clark, resulting in a remarkable 2nd in class for the talented pairing. However, it's probably his association with the British Saloon Car Championship for which he will be best remembered. In his first year in the competition, 1961, Sir John won the Championship outright in his BMC Min, and in 1963 almost repeated the feat in his Mini-Cooper (and latterly Cooper S) finishing second after a series of legendary 'David and Goliath' battles with Graham Hill in his Jaguar and Jack Sears, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney in their 7-litre Galaxies. In 1965 he won the European Touring Car Championship in a Lotus Cortina by finishing first in his class in 8 of the 9 1965 ETCC races. He returned to Le Mans n 1965 and 1966 aboard a works Ford GT40 but had to retire from the race both years with mechanical problems, but enjoyed many successes as a member of Carroll Shelby's World Sportscar Championship-winning team. In 1966, at the height of his fame, Sir John retired from motor sports to pursue a career in the emerging science of sports psychology. He is the author of the influential work 'Coaching for Performance'. After many years away from motor sport, Sir John returned in 1987 and enjoyed many successful seasons of historic competition, including driving for the revived Alan Mann Racing Team, sharing cars with Alan himself at times. He finally hung up his crash helmet for the second time a few years ago and sadly passed away in April 2017.DLB was originally supplied in Opalescent Golden Sand with a Red leather interior, however, today it's resplendent in Carmen Red with the original interior showing a lovely level of patina. The car comes with a good history file containing many invoices over the years detailing parts that have been purchased to keep this venerable Series II on the road. A head-gasket failure in 2012 prompted a top-end rebuild and the downtime was used to finish a number of outstanding jobs including some trim repairs, a new headling, new exhaust and brackets etc. Expenditure of around £12,000 was incurred at this point. DLB has just returned from a complete glass out professional repaint and body restoration. It has been treated to new chrome bumpers and other cosmetic parts before being carefully detailed and prepared for sale. In order to ensure that the car drives as well as it looks the decision was taken to introduce a number of mechanical upgrades including a power steering rack, Spax adjustable shock absorbers and Coopercraft disc brakes. The original items will be included in the sale should a prospective purchaser wish to put the car back to its original factory specification.In the history file are the original Delivery Inspection Sheet, a copy of The Jaguar Drivers Club Prospectus, an original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, a Jaguar list of Service and Facilities, and the car's Heritage Certificate clearly listing the first owner.Not often do cars with this level of heritage come to market making this an ideal opportunity to own a car that belonged to one of British motorsports all-time greats.

Originally supplied in Opalescent Golden Sand with a Red leather interior.Later painted Carmen RedNew headlining, exhaust, top end rebuild .£12,000 in 2012Fresh from a gl...moreass out respray in gleaming Carmen Red. New ChromeGreat History File. Original Delivery Inspection Sheet, Operating and Maintenance Handbook, Heritage Certificate DLB 334C was completed on the 2nd of January 1965 and was duly despatched to its original dealership, Henlys Ltd of London. The first registered keeper was indeed Sir John Henry Douglas Whitmore, 2nd Baronet of Orsett Hall, Grays, Essex an extremely well known and established racing driver of the sixties. Born into a land-owning family, Sir John first turned to motor sports in 1956 and after a spell of rallying and sprinting began circuit racing with a Lotus 6 in 1958. In 1959, Lotus boss Colin Chapman offered him a drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans sharing a Lotus Elite with Jim Clark, resulting in a remarkable 2nd in class for the talented pairing. However, it's probably his association with the British Saloon Car Championship for which he will be best remembered. In his first year in the competition, 1961, Sir John won the Championship outright in his BMC Min, and in 1963 almost repeated the feat in his Mini-Cooper (and latterly Cooper S) finishing second after a series of legendary 'David and Goliath' battles with Graham Hill in his Jaguar and Jack Sears, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney in their 7-litre Galaxies. In 1965 he won the European Touring Car Championship in a Lotus Cortina by finishing first in his class in 8 of the 9 1965 ETCC races. He returned to Le Mans n 1965 and 1966 aboard a works Ford GT40 but had to retire from the race both years with mechanical problems, but enjoyed many successes as a member of Carroll Shelby's World Sportscar Championship-winning team. In 1966, at the height of his fame, Sir John retired from motor sports to pursue a career in the emerging science of sports psychology. He is the author of the influential work 'Coaching for Performance'. After many years away from motor sport, Sir John returned in 1987 and enjoyed many successful seasons of historic competition, including driving for the revived Alan Mann Racing Team, sharing cars with Alan himself at times. He finally hung up his crash helmet for the second time a few years ago and sadly passed away in April 2017.DLB was originally supplied in Opalescent Golden Sand with a Red leather interior, however, today it's resplendent in Carmen Red with the original interior showing a lovely level of patina. The car comes with a good history file containing many invoices over the years detailing parts that have been purchased to keep this venerable Series II on the road. A head-gasket failure in 2012 prompted a top-end rebuild and the downtime was used to finish a number of outstanding jobs including some trim repairs, a new headling, new exhaust and brackets etc. Expenditure of around £12,000 was incurred at this point. DLB has just returned from a complete glass out professional repaint and body restoration. It has been treated to new chrome bumpers and other cosmetic parts before being carefully detailed and prepared for sale. In order to ensure that the car drives as well as it looks the decision was taken to introduce a number of mechanical upgrades including a power steering rack, Spax adjustable shock absorbers and Coopercraft disc brakes. The original items will be included in the sale should a prospective purchaser wish to put the car back to its original factory specification.In the history file are the original Delivery Inspection Sheet, a copy of The Jaguar Drivers Club Prospectus, an original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, a Jaguar list of Service and Facilities, and the car's Heritage Certificate clearly listing the first owner.Not often do cars with this level of heritage come to market making this an ideal opportunity to own a car that belonged to one of British motorsports all-time greats.

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1969 Jensen Interceptor Mk.I

1969 Jensen Interceptor Mk.I

Lot # 309 (Sale Order: 9 of 51)

From long-term private ownership. One of only 30 Mk1 examples believed to have survivedAn original UK, right-hand drive, matching-numbers car well maintained by Cropredy Garage Fully restored a few years ago in its original Moorland Peat over Champagne leatherUprated dampers, electronic ignition, high-torque starter, twin fans, S/S exhaust, unleaded head Introduced in 1966, the Interceptor was built in West Bromwich for a period of 10 years and evolved from the original MkI through to the final MkIV, a decade later in 1976. The original MkI is the rarest version as only 923 were built and just 30 are said to survive today. The all steel bodyshell was styled by Carrozzeria Touring in Italy and built by Vignale, arriving in the Midlands to then be paired with the inimitable 6.3-litre Chrysler V8 and automatic transmission. When new it cost substantially more than an Aston Martin and was double the price of an E-Type Jaguar.....This particular car is the rarest and most desirable Series 1 and is a late production model, built just prior to the Series II in 1969.It's an original UK, right-hand drive, matching-numbers car that retains the original engine and gearbox and has recently been maintained by highly respected Jensen Specialists, Cropredy Garage, so is now well sorted. Featuring uprated adjustable dampers, electronic ignition, an uprated alternator, a high torque starter motor, twin cooling fans, a stainless exhaust, and is also modified to run on unleaded fuel.Originally specified in Moorland Peat with a Champagne leather upholstery, as it remains today, the car has benefitted from a full restoration earlier in this decade and has now 'settled' into a car with great patina and presence. There is a photographic record of this restoration in the comprehensive history file which accompanies the car, along with many bills and receipts confirming regular and thorough maintenance.PVC 111G looks, drives, and feels absolutely right and retains that 60's charismatic smell of leather inside the very period looking cockpit. Coming from long-term private ownership, our vendor is a real classic car enthusiast who has enjoyed the journey with this particular car and accordingly we are pleased to bring it to market. A rare opportunity today and viewing is thoroughly recommended.

From long-term private ownership. One of only 30 Mk1 examples believed to have survivedAn original UK, right-hand drive, matching-numbers car well maintained by Cropredy ...moreGarage Fully restored a few years ago in its original Moorland Peat over Champagne leatherUprated dampers, electronic ignition, high-torque starter, twin fans, S/S exhaust, unleaded head Introduced in 1966, the Interceptor was built in West Bromwich for a period of 10 years and evolved from the original MkI through to the final MkIV, a decade later in 1976. The original MkI is the rarest version as only 923 were built and just 30 are said to survive today. The all steel bodyshell was styled by Carrozzeria Touring in Italy and built by Vignale, arriving in the Midlands to then be paired with the inimitable 6.3-litre Chrysler V8 and automatic transmission. When new it cost substantially more than an Aston Martin and was double the price of an E-Type Jaguar.....This particular car is the rarest and most desirable Series 1 and is a late production model, built just prior to the Series II in 1969.It's an original UK, right-hand drive, matching-numbers car that retains the original engine and gearbox and has recently been maintained by highly respected Jensen Specialists, Cropredy Garage, so is now well sorted. Featuring uprated adjustable dampers, electronic ignition, an uprated alternator, a high torque starter motor, twin cooling fans, a stainless exhaust, and is also modified to run on unleaded fuel.Originally specified in Moorland Peat with a Champagne leather upholstery, as it remains today, the car has benefitted from a full restoration earlier in this decade and has now 'settled' into a car with great patina and presence. There is a photographic record of this restoration in the comprehensive history file which accompanies the car, along with many bills and receipts confirming regular and thorough maintenance.PVC 111G looks, drives, and feels absolutely right and retains that 60's charismatic smell of leather inside the very period looking cockpit. Coming from long-term private ownership, our vendor is a real classic car enthusiast who has enjoyed the journey with this particular car and accordingly we are pleased to bring it to market. A rare opportunity today and viewing is thoroughly recommended.

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1993 Ferrari 348 Spider Manual

1993 Ferrari 348 Spider Manual

Lot # 310 (Sale Order: 10 of 51)

Believed to be one of only 68 official UK RHD SpidersStriking combination of Blue Chiaro paintwork and Crema leather interiorComprehensive history file, original Handbook pack and toolsPresented to auction with a recent service and fresh MoTIn late 1993, the 348 was revised, with a few subtle styling changes (front grille, rear chrome Cavallino, and removable seat cushions), and now boasted 320bhp from the same 3.4-litre engine in F119H-spec with an increased compression ratio (10.8-1), modified camshaft timing, a new exhaust, and a Bosch Motronic 2.7, engine management system. This 1993 348 Spider is indeed one of these later cars and was supplied new by Stratstone Ferrari Wilmslow on 10th November 1993 to its first owner, Mr S Bonar of Altrincham. It's finished in a most elegant colour combination of Blue Chiaro with Crema leather, complemented by blue carpets.The comprehensive history file contains service and maintenance records chronologically filed for reference, and the service book demonstrates a consistent and responsible approach to maintenance and is full to capacity with stamps to the extent that the back cover is now being used to record the details. The service records and handbooks are contained in the original leather wallet The odometer indicates 3,400 miles, however, these cars are notorious for speedo head failure and the documents relating to its replacement suggest that the total mileage is around 51,000, a number corroborated by the older MoT Certificates. It's fitted with a tonneau cover which keeps the folding roof and mechanism neat and tidy when the top is down, and the car will be serviced and freshly MoT'd prior to the saleIt is believed that Ferrari UK only imported 68 right-hand drive Spiders making this a very rare car, particularly in such a delightful colour combination.The outstanding condition of this beautiful Ferrari is certainly commensurate with the impeccable service history, all of it suggesting caring ownership, and once viewed, it will be difficult to resist the joy of open-top touring with that glorious V8 soundtrack in the background

Believed to be one of only 68 official UK RHD SpidersStriking combination of Blue Chiaro paintwork and Crema leather interiorComprehensive history file, original Handbook...more pack and toolsPresented to auction with a recent service and fresh MoTIn late 1993, the 348 was revised, with a few subtle styling changes (front grille, rear chrome Cavallino, and removable seat cushions), and now boasted 320bhp from the same 3.4-litre engine in F119H-spec with an increased compression ratio (10.8-1), modified camshaft timing, a new exhaust, and a Bosch Motronic 2.7, engine management system. This 1993 348 Spider is indeed one of these later cars and was supplied new by Stratstone Ferrari Wilmslow on 10th November 1993 to its first owner, Mr S Bonar of Altrincham. It's finished in a most elegant colour combination of Blue Chiaro with Crema leather, complemented by blue carpets.The comprehensive history file contains service and maintenance records chronologically filed for reference, and the service book demonstrates a consistent and responsible approach to maintenance and is full to capacity with stamps to the extent that the back cover is now being used to record the details. The service records and handbooks are contained in the original leather wallet The odometer indicates 3,400 miles, however, these cars are notorious for speedo head failure and the documents relating to its replacement suggest that the total mileage is around 51,000, a number corroborated by the older MoT Certificates. It's fitted with a tonneau cover which keeps the folding roof and mechanism neat and tidy when the top is down, and the car will be serviced and freshly MoT'd prior to the saleIt is believed that Ferrari UK only imported 68 right-hand drive Spiders making this a very rare car, particularly in such a delightful colour combination.The outstanding condition of this beautiful Ferrari is certainly commensurate with the impeccable service history, all of it suggesting caring ownership, and once viewed, it will be difficult to resist the joy of open-top touring with that glorious V8 soundtrack in the background

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1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Lot # 311 (Sale Order: 11 of 51)

A sprightly performer.with the stalwart 6.2-litre,all-alloy V8 and less weight than the Cloud IIClassically finished in Shell over Tudor grey with a Grey hide interiorVery smart paintwork, the arches and sills appear rust free, and the chrome work is bright Matching numbers. Engine rebuilt in 2005 and the gearbox in 2008. Recently servicedIt retains its original tools, jack and spare, and even has the spare wheel steel coverOriginal owner's manual, factory build sheets, ownership records, workshop manual, engine & gearbox rebuild invoices The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, introduced in 1963, was the final development of the Silver Cloud line first offered in 1955 and was regarded by many as the finest in the company's history. Rolls Royce obviously felt the same way as the III was proudly advertised as "The Best Car in the World". Powered by the same stalwart 6.2-litre,all-alloy V8 that powered the Cloud II, but with a bit more power and a little less weight the Cloud III was a sprightly performer. With its smooth and efficient power plant, aristocratic looks, and majestic presence, the Cloud III would become the first choice for prominent and successful people and 3431 TJ is no exception with its first registered owner being one Fred Dawes Esq. - the man behind Radio Rentals and Rumbelows which was the largest electrical retail group in the world at the time. Two-tone colour schemes were common throughout the 30s, 50s and 60s, manufacturers believing that a somewhat slab-sided design could be made to look longer, sleeker and subliminally faster by contrasting colours and, appropriately, the Cloud here is finished in Shell over Tudor grey with a Grey hide interior and presents in its original condition throughout. We understand that it's been kept inside for most of its life in a specially heated garage which would explain why the paintwork is very smart and clean, the arches and sills appear rust free, and the chrome work is stunning and bright with only a little pitting limited to the handles and rear number plate light unit. This particular example benefits from an unusual chrome beltline curving along its front wings and front doors, an option that is rarely seen but really enhances the car's curves beautifully and adds a touch of style. The interior hide is in a lovely patinated condition with no tears or rip, but would benefit from a re-colour, and the Burr Walnut woodwork is beautiful and free of any splits, sun or water damage. It's being sold with a number of original custom features including whitewall tyres, electric window controls, side-view mirrors mounted on the 'A' pillars, special adjustable front seats, the sixties-style radio and manual roof aerial, rear footrests, and beautifully figured walnut picnic trays. This is a 'matching numbers' car with its original engine and gearbox. The engine apparently runs superbly having been rebuilt in 2005 and the automatic gearbox was rebuilt some three years later. The brakes were recently overhauled as was the power steering and are in excellent order. The car is fitted with an electronic ignition upgrade, a new battery, and was recently serviced with an MoT valid until June 2019. It retains its original tools, jack and spare, and even has the spare wheel steel cover. It's offered with a part service history which doesn't matter much as everything else is there including the owner's manual, the factory build sheets, ownership records, workshop manual, original brochure, bills for the engine rebuild, gearbox rebuild, past MoTs, 2 keys, RREC annuals, and old photos etc The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was the last of its series and indeed was the last production Rolls-Royce to retain a conventional chassis. This exceptionally original and lovely Silver Cloud III is one of the very rare final series of coachbuilt Rolls-Royces delivered at the end of an era.

A sprightly performer.with the stalwart 6.2-litre,all-alloy V8 and less weight than the Cloud IIClassically finished in Shell over Tudor grey with a Grey hide interiorVer...morey smart paintwork, the arches and sills appear rust free, and the chrome work is bright Matching numbers. Engine rebuilt in 2005 and the gearbox in 2008. Recently servicedIt retains its original tools, jack and spare, and even has the spare wheel steel coverOriginal owner's manual, factory build sheets, ownership records, workshop manual, engine & gearbox rebuild invoices The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, introduced in 1963, was the final development of the Silver Cloud line first offered in 1955 and was regarded by many as the finest in the company's history. Rolls Royce obviously felt the same way as the III was proudly advertised as "The Best Car in the World". Powered by the same stalwart 6.2-litre,all-alloy V8 that powered the Cloud II, but with a bit more power and a little less weight the Cloud III was a sprightly performer. With its smooth and efficient power plant, aristocratic looks, and majestic presence, the Cloud III would become the first choice for prominent and successful people and 3431 TJ is no exception with its first registered owner being one Fred Dawes Esq. - the man behind Radio Rentals and Rumbelows which was the largest electrical retail group in the world at the time. Two-tone colour schemes were common throughout the 30s, 50s and 60s, manufacturers believing that a somewhat slab-sided design could be made to look longer, sleeker and subliminally faster by contrasting colours and, appropriately, the Cloud here is finished in Shell over Tudor grey with a Grey hide interior and presents in its original condition throughout. We understand that it's been kept inside for most of its life in a specially heated garage which would explain why the paintwork is very smart and clean, the arches and sills appear rust free, and the chrome work is stunning and bright with only a little pitting limited to the handles and rear number plate light unit. This particular example benefits from an unusual chrome beltline curving along its front wings and front doors, an option that is rarely seen but really enhances the car's curves beautifully and adds a touch of style. The interior hide is in a lovely patinated condition with no tears or rip, but would benefit from a re-colour, and the Burr Walnut woodwork is beautiful and free of any splits, sun or water damage. It's being sold with a number of original custom features including whitewall tyres, electric window controls, side-view mirrors mounted on the 'A' pillars, special adjustable front seats, the sixties-style radio and manual roof aerial, rear footrests, and beautifully figured walnut picnic trays. This is a 'matching numbers' car with its original engine and gearbox. The engine apparently runs superbly having been rebuilt in 2005 and the automatic gearbox was rebuilt some three years later. The brakes were recently overhauled as was the power steering and are in excellent order. The car is fitted with an electronic ignition upgrade, a new battery, and was recently serviced with an MoT valid until June 2019. It retains its original tools, jack and spare, and even has the spare wheel steel cover. It's offered with a part service history which doesn't matter much as everything else is there including the owner's manual, the factory build sheets, ownership records, workshop manual, original brochure, bills for the engine rebuild, gearbox rebuild, past MoTs, 2 keys, RREC annuals, and old photos etc The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was the last of its series and indeed was the last production Rolls-Royce to retain a conventional chassis. This exceptionally original and lovely Silver Cloud III is one of the very rare final series of coachbuilt Rolls-Royces delivered at the end of an era.

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1991 Ferrari 348TS Manual

1991 Ferrari 348TS Manual

Lot # 312 (Sale Order: 12 of 51)

UK Supplied RHD presented in the classic Ferrari colour combinationRecent Service, MoT and Cam Belt replacement Current indicated mileage is 39,800. Comprehensive history file. Complete with the original leather wallet containing Service Book & Instruction ManualsAn emerging classic offered at an attractive guide price First seen in prototype form in 1987, the Ferrari 348 entered production in 1989, replacing the popular and successful 328GTB/GTS. It was to be the last design under the supervision of legendary chief stylist Leonardo Fioravanti, and a lot of the styling cues came from the Testarossa, particularly the side strakes, however, its forms were softer than those of the 328 but still curvaceous, and with a longer wheelbase and wider track the interior had a bit more space. Although mid-engined, as was its predecessor, the 348 differed by mounting its four-valves-per-cylinder, quad-cam V8 3.4-litre engine longitudinally, enabling it to be positioned lower in the chassis. A further development was the introduction of a transversely mounted five-speed gearbox using innovative technology derived from the company's Formula 1 program. This meant that the transmission was mounted deeper in the chassis and consequently lowered the centre of gravity which has a beneficial effect on handling and road holding. Initially typed 'TB' and 'TS (Transversale Berlinetta and Transversale Spider) the 348 reverted to Ferrari's traditional nomenclature partway through production. With its aerodynamic skirts, spoilers, a wheel at each corner, and distinctive gill slots feeding air to side-mounted radiators, the stocky 348 looked very much like a scaled-down Testarossa and, with around 300bhp on tap and a top speed of 170mph, gave little away in terms of outright performance to its larger, 12-cylinder sibling. This particular 348ts is a UK, right-hand drive, manual gearbox car finished in the classic Ferrari colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Crema leather complemented by Rosso carpets, and was initially supplied by JCT 600 of Bradford. Presented in truly stunning condition and looking showroom fresh, this is one of the best 348 Targa we have seen. It has patently been meticulously maintained and enthusiastically cared for since being delivered to its first custodian on 11th March 1991. The accompanying original service book lists the attention from the first 1,000-mile service in April 1991 right up to the most recent service and cambelt change which was completed in September 2018. Additionally, this fantastic 348ts is also accompanied by a comprehensive history file containing previous MoTs and scheduled maintenance invoices demonstrating the many thousands of pounds that have been spent on this car during its cosseted life including a new clutch and replacement flywheel at 37,000 miles.In addition to the 'showroom new' paint finish, it has benefited from the roof being colour coded (usually finished matt black) in Rosso Corsa providing a cleaner, more modern look.The odometer currently indicates 39,800 miles and the car is being offered freshly serviced, with new cambelts and a shiny new MoT.Undoubtedly this 348ts is an emerging classic and represents an ideal investment opportunity when presented in such fantastic condition and at such an attractive price guide.

UK Supplied RHD presented in the classic Ferrari colour combinationRecent Service, MoT and Cam Belt replacement Current indicated mileage is 39,800. Comprehensive history...more file. Complete with the original leather wallet containing Service Book & Instruction ManualsAn emerging classic offered at an attractive guide price First seen in prototype form in 1987, the Ferrari 348 entered production in 1989, replacing the popular and successful 328GTB/GTS. It was to be the last design under the supervision of legendary chief stylist Leonardo Fioravanti, and a lot of the styling cues came from the Testarossa, particularly the side strakes, however, its forms were softer than those of the 328 but still curvaceous, and with a longer wheelbase and wider track the interior had a bit more space. Although mid-engined, as was its predecessor, the 348 differed by mounting its four-valves-per-cylinder, quad-cam V8 3.4-litre engine longitudinally, enabling it to be positioned lower in the chassis. A further development was the introduction of a transversely mounted five-speed gearbox using innovative technology derived from the company's Formula 1 program. This meant that the transmission was mounted deeper in the chassis and consequently lowered the centre of gravity which has a beneficial effect on handling and road holding. Initially typed 'TB' and 'TS (Transversale Berlinetta and Transversale Spider) the 348 reverted to Ferrari's traditional nomenclature partway through production. With its aerodynamic skirts, spoilers, a wheel at each corner, and distinctive gill slots feeding air to side-mounted radiators, the stocky 348 looked very much like a scaled-down Testarossa and, with around 300bhp on tap and a top speed of 170mph, gave little away in terms of outright performance to its larger, 12-cylinder sibling. This particular 348ts is a UK, right-hand drive, manual gearbox car finished in the classic Ferrari colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Crema leather complemented by Rosso carpets, and was initially supplied by JCT 600 of Bradford. Presented in truly stunning condition and looking showroom fresh, this is one of the best 348 Targa we have seen. It has patently been meticulously maintained and enthusiastically cared for since being delivered to its first custodian on 11th March 1991. The accompanying original service book lists the attention from the first 1,000-mile service in April 1991 right up to the most recent service and cambelt change which was completed in September 2018. Additionally, this fantastic 348ts is also accompanied by a comprehensive history file containing previous MoTs and scheduled maintenance invoices demonstrating the many thousands of pounds that have been spent on this car during its cosseted life including a new clutch and replacement flywheel at 37,000 miles.In addition to the 'showroom new' paint finish, it has benefited from the roof being colour coded (usually finished matt black) in Rosso Corsa providing a cleaner, more modern look.The odometer currently indicates 39,800 miles and the car is being offered freshly serviced, with new cambelts and a shiny new MoT.Undoubtedly this 348ts is an emerging classic and represents an ideal investment opportunity when presented in such fantastic condition and at such an attractive price guide.

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1971 Maserati Indy 4.7 America

1971 Maserati Indy 4.7 America

Lot # 313 (Sale Order: 13 of 51)

A rare, UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 4.7-litre Indy with Borg-Warner automatic transmissionOne of around 50 examples and showing some 48,500 milesExtensively restored between 2013 to 2016, fully detailed in the history file with expenditure in excess of £23,000The dramatic Vignale coachwork is complemented by the Nautilus Blue paintwork and tan leather interiorPurchased in 2012 by one of the most influential figures in 21st century British cultureAttractively and competitively guided considering this Italian Grand Tourer's rarity and desirability Named to commemorate Maserati's two victories at the Indianapolis 500, the Maserati Indy (Tipo 116) first appeared in 1968, at the Salone dell'Automobile di Torino as a prototype by Carrozzeria Vignale. The production model was launched by Maserati at the Geneva Motor Show the following March as a comfortable four-seat Grand Tourer with good luggage space and a top speed in excess of 150 mph. For the 1970-72 model years, the Indy was offered with a 4.7-litre, 290bhp, V8 engine, fitted with power steering and air conditioning as standard, with the intention of capturing the US market and these later cars were billed as the "America".Maserati was a low-volume manufacturer and Indys were only made to order. With only 1,136 cars being built in all forms. It's believed that less than fifty 4.7 Americas were produced in right-hand drive for the UK market, making this grand tourer a rare car. First registered on the 16th August 1971, this very smart Indy was delivered with the smooth 3-Speed Borg Warner automatic gearbox, power steering, and the well-appointed leather interior was fitted with air conditioning. It's easy to imagine this elegant coupe purring discreetly up to the entrance of Annabel's or galloping across country to a Cotswold house party for the weekend.Purchased by our vendor on the 10th August 2012 and subsequently registered in her Chief Executive's name in 2013, the car was treated to a sympathetic but through mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Briefly, the sheaf of receipts on file show a new exhaust, attention to the engine, gearbox, electrics, leather interior when the mechanical work was finished, the Maserati was refinished in a sophisticated shade of Nautilus Blue. The bills on file, copies of which can be emailed to any prospective purchaser, amount to some £23,000. The odometer showed 48,362 miles at the time of consignment and the MOT is due for renewal in November 2018, although it is exempt from both the test and road tax.Our vendor, a doyenne of British culture and design for the last five decades and awarded a Dame Commander of the Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of this, has expressed a desire to remain anonymous. We shall, of course, disclose all pertinent information to seriously interested parties.To conclude, therefore, the Indy has always offered style and pace and the work of Carrozzeria Vignale has stood the test of time well. Offered at a competitive guide price compared to its early 1970's contemporaries such as the Aston Martin DBS, Ferrari 365 GTC, and Lamborghini Espada, this lovely Maserati, from celebrity ownership, represents a rare opportunity.

A rare, UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 4.7-litre Indy with Borg-Warner automatic transmissionOne of around 50 examples and showing some 48,500 milesExtensively restored b...moreetween 2013 to 2016, fully detailed in the history file with expenditure in excess of £23,000The dramatic Vignale coachwork is complemented by the Nautilus Blue paintwork and tan leather interiorPurchased in 2012 by one of the most influential figures in 21st century British cultureAttractively and competitively guided considering this Italian Grand Tourer's rarity and desirability Named to commemorate Maserati's two victories at the Indianapolis 500, the Maserati Indy (Tipo 116) first appeared in 1968, at the Salone dell'Automobile di Torino as a prototype by Carrozzeria Vignale. The production model was launched by Maserati at the Geneva Motor Show the following March as a comfortable four-seat Grand Tourer with good luggage space and a top speed in excess of 150 mph. For the 1970-72 model years, the Indy was offered with a 4.7-litre, 290bhp, V8 engine, fitted with power steering and air conditioning as standard, with the intention of capturing the US market and these later cars were billed as the "America".Maserati was a low-volume manufacturer and Indys were only made to order. With only 1,136 cars being built in all forms. It's believed that less than fifty 4.7 Americas were produced in right-hand drive for the UK market, making this grand tourer a rare car. First registered on the 16th August 1971, this very smart Indy was delivered with the smooth 3-Speed Borg Warner automatic gearbox, power steering, and the well-appointed leather interior was fitted with air conditioning. It's easy to imagine this elegant coupe purring discreetly up to the entrance of Annabel's or galloping across country to a Cotswold house party for the weekend.Purchased by our vendor on the 10th August 2012 and subsequently registered in her Chief Executive's name in 2013, the car was treated to a sympathetic but through mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Briefly, the sheaf of receipts on file show a new exhaust, attention to the engine, gearbox, electrics, leather interior when the mechanical work was finished, the Maserati was refinished in a sophisticated shade of Nautilus Blue. The bills on file, copies of which can be emailed to any prospective purchaser, amount to some £23,000. The odometer showed 48,362 miles at the time of consignment and the MOT is due for renewal in November 2018, although it is exempt from both the test and road tax.Our vendor, a doyenne of British culture and design for the last five decades and awarded a Dame Commander of the Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of this, has expressed a desire to remain anonymous. We shall, of course, disclose all pertinent information to seriously interested parties.To conclude, therefore, the Indy has always offered style and pace and the work of Carrozzeria Vignale has stood the test of time well. Offered at a competitive guide price compared to its early 1970's contemporaries such as the Aston Martin DBS, Ferrari 365 GTC, and Lamborghini Espada, this lovely Maserati, from celebrity ownership, represents a rare opportunity.

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1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4

1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4

Lot # 314 (Sale Order: 14 of 51)

Resplendent in Magenta with an unmarked Grey Cloth Recaro interior Believed to be one of the first few 4 x 4 variants registered Truly just one lady owner from new and 13,310 milesSupplied with the supplying dealer book packs, every tax disc and MoT Certificate A once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a special carThe original Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was the first Ford to wear the Cosworth badge and was introduced at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show as a means of homologating the Sierra for 'Group A' Touring Car racing. These regulations dictated that a minimum of 5,000 were built and sold and eventually, Ford complied with 5,545 finding homes. Based on the three-door Sierra body shell, it was designed by Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and was powered by a Cosworth-designed 2.0-litre turbo engine of now legendary repute. The RS Cosworth used a 204bhp 2.0 litre DOHC engine with a Garret T3 turbocharger and intercooler enabling it to reach 62mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. In 1986, the Sierra Cosworth was a new kind of performance car - a blue-collar hero able to humble true sports cars.In January 1990, the third generation Sierra RS Cosworth was launched, this time with four-wheel drive. As early as 1987, Mike Moreton and Ford Motorsport had been talking about a four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth that could make Ford competitive in the World Rally Championship. Ford Motorsport's desire for a 3-door "Motorsport Special" equivalent to the original Sierra RS Cosworth was not embraced. The more discreet 4-door version was considered to have a better marketing potential and it was therefore decided that the new car should be a natural development of the second generation, to be launched in conjunction with the facelift scheduled for the entire Sierra line in 1990.H28 AMK was registered on the 1st of August to a lady in Essex who still owns the car to this day. The Cosworth was ordered in April 1990, with an expected on-the-road date of the 1st of August, and was supplied by Gates of Harlow, the local Ford dealer. The car was ordered in Magenta with a Grey Cloth Recaro interior and is believed to be one of the first six 4 x 4 models made available through the Ford network. Today, this extraordinary RS has travelled a mere 13,310 miles in the hands of its owner who is now 80 and has decided to hang up her driving gloves. She has, however, been fastidious in keeping the car's history safe and has all the old tax discs through to the last one in 2015 when they ceased being issued along with every MoT barring 2017 when it was garaged. The car has all of its original dealer book pack along with the original order and the invoice indicating a whopping £23,000 which, for 1990, was a considerable sum. Also supplied with the car are two unused lumber support pads (still bagged) which were an accessory for the Recaro seats. There is a certificate detailing a Category 2 Alarm and immobilizer fitted in 2001, again all receipted, to protect their investment. The car had its first service at Gates in November 1990 at 2,241 miles and from there on our vendor's husband, a competent engineer, maintained the vehicle with regards to engine, gearbox and differential oil changes together with other fluids when needed. Gates of Harlow, however, did the first cambelt change on the 22nd of July, 2003 at 12,501 miles, with Rally Tec Cosworth Specialists undertaking the last change at 13,304 miles on the 9th of August 2018. At that point, the car was treated to a thorough recommissioning in readiness for the imminent sale with £5,000 spent to make sure that it was 'on the button'.This Sapphire is a rare car and essentially unmolested. It still sports its original exhaust which is unusual as the OEM ones are just not available and most have been replaced by " bean cans". New tyres have been fitted and they are the proper factory specification items adding to the car's sense of originality. AMK is a car for the serious collector and rarely do cars with this provenance come to market, making it very special indeed.

Resplendent in Magenta with an unmarked Grey Cloth Recaro interior Believed to be one of the first few 4 x 4 variants registered Truly just one lady owner from new and 13...more,310 milesSupplied with the supplying dealer book packs, every tax disc and MoT Certificate A once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a special carThe original Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was the first Ford to wear the Cosworth badge and was introduced at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show as a means of homologating the Sierra for 'Group A' Touring Car racing. These regulations dictated that a minimum of 5,000 were built and sold and eventually, Ford complied with 5,545 finding homes. Based on the three-door Sierra body shell, it was designed by Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and was powered by a Cosworth-designed 2.0-litre turbo engine of now legendary repute. The RS Cosworth used a 204bhp 2.0 litre DOHC engine with a Garret T3 turbocharger and intercooler enabling it to reach 62mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. In 1986, the Sierra Cosworth was a new kind of performance car - a blue-collar hero able to humble true sports cars.In January 1990, the third generation Sierra RS Cosworth was launched, this time with four-wheel drive. As early as 1987, Mike Moreton and Ford Motorsport had been talking about a four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth that could make Ford competitive in the World Rally Championship. Ford Motorsport's desire for a 3-door "Motorsport Special" equivalent to the original Sierra RS Cosworth was not embraced. The more discreet 4-door version was considered to have a better marketing potential and it was therefore decided that the new car should be a natural development of the second generation, to be launched in conjunction with the facelift scheduled for the entire Sierra line in 1990.H28 AMK was registered on the 1st of August to a lady in Essex who still owns the car to this day. The Cosworth was ordered in April 1990, with an expected on-the-road date of the 1st of August, and was supplied by Gates of Harlow, the local Ford dealer. The car was ordered in Magenta with a Grey Cloth Recaro interior and is believed to be one of the first six 4 x 4 models made available through the Ford network. Today, this extraordinary RS has travelled a mere 13,310 miles in the hands of its owner who is now 80 and has decided to hang up her driving gloves. She has, however, been fastidious in keeping the car's history safe and has all the old tax discs through to the last one in 2015 when they ceased being issued along with every MoT barring 2017 when it was garaged. The car has all of its original dealer book pack along with the original order and the invoice indicating a whopping £23,000 which, for 1990, was a considerable sum. Also supplied with the car are two unused lumber support pads (still bagged) which were an accessory for the Recaro seats. There is a certificate detailing a Category 2 Alarm and immobilizer fitted in 2001, again all receipted, to protect their investment. The car had its first service at Gates in November 1990 at 2,241 miles and from there on our vendor's husband, a competent engineer, maintained the vehicle with regards to engine, gearbox and differential oil changes together with other fluids when needed. Gates of Harlow, however, did the first cambelt change on the 22nd of July, 2003 at 12,501 miles, with Rally Tec Cosworth Specialists undertaking the last change at 13,304 miles on the 9th of August 2018. At that point, the car was treated to a thorough recommissioning in readiness for the imminent sale with £5,000 spent to make sure that it was 'on the button'.This Sapphire is a rare car and essentially unmolested. It still sports its original exhaust which is unusual as the OEM ones are just not available and most have been replaced by " bean cans". New tyres have been fitted and they are the proper factory specification items adding to the car's sense of originality. AMK is a car for the serious collector and rarely do cars with this provenance come to market, making it very special indeed.

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2001 Lotus Exige S1

2001 Lotus Exige S1

Lot # 315 (Sale Order: 15 of 51)

Very special, right-hand drive, Series I Exige fitted with 190 BHP Rover K-series 'de-cat' The Series 1 Exige is not a common sight on UK roads, only around 100 exist today30,000 miles. 3 owners.Extensive history file. Both keys, all manuals, original radioSubject to much recent expenditure. Bare fibreglass respray. Re-trim in original leatherEngine rebuilt to original spec. Chassis cleaned. New brake system all round. Lots more Despite the fact that it enjoyed critical acclaim, the Series 1 Exige is not a common sight on UK roads. Reportedly 604 were built between 2000-2001 and of those 177 were left-hand drive. Track day attrition and over exuberance have reduced these numbers significantly so it appears that only around 100 exist today. A lot of these cars were modified in certain ways including engine transplants so finding cars that are totally original, has become difficult.This, very special, right-hand drive, Series I Exige has covered 30,000 miles in the hands of its three owners and is the desirable 190 BHP Rover K-series 'de-cat' version. Accompanying this rare car is an extensive history file along with both keys, all its manuals, and the original radio.Our vendor has owned this lovely Lotus for the past three years and twelve months ago decided to recommission the car in order to bring it up to his exacting standards. Expenditure lavished on the car included the following:Bare fibreglass respray in Silver, new factory decals, New Factory glass engine cover (last one in existence)Chassis cleaned.Interior re-trim in original leatherNew brake system all round including pipes, discs, pads and master cylinderNew wheel bearingsAll suspension shot blasted and powder coated (original components no copies)All new Nylatron bushes to OE specAll new ball joints and toe linksNew BR racing shock- absorbers (originals with the car), the only non-OE part as OE shocks are considered very poor. Engine bay retrimmed in original heat shieldingOriginal wheels refurbed with new tyresRadiator cleaned and hoses replacedEngine rebuilt to original spec using OE parts. Built by Mick Thomas of Track Powertrain who have supplied over 100 K series engines to the 'Lotus Cup'Engine painted and new trim to as new standardGearbox blasted painted and rebuild using OE parts by PG transmissionsNew light coversWiring-loom checkedNew BatteryWith their purposeful looks and seriously impressive performance, early cars that have remained essentially original have now become very collectable. Series 1 Exige are rare enough and this example, having been subject to so much recent expenditure, is really rather special. We welcome any inspection of this impressive little Lotus.New pictures to follow shortly.

Very special, right-hand drive, Series I Exige fitted with 190 BHP Rover K-series 'de-cat' The Series 1 Exige is not a common sight on UK roads, only around 100 exist tod...moreay30,000 miles. 3 owners.Extensive history file. Both keys, all manuals, original radioSubject to much recent expenditure. Bare fibreglass respray. Re-trim in original leatherEngine rebuilt to original spec. Chassis cleaned. New brake system all round. Lots more Despite the fact that it enjoyed critical acclaim, the Series 1 Exige is not a common sight on UK roads. Reportedly 604 were built between 2000-2001 and of those 177 were left-hand drive. Track day attrition and over exuberance have reduced these numbers significantly so it appears that only around 100 exist today. A lot of these cars were modified in certain ways including engine transplants so finding cars that are totally original, has become difficult.This, very special, right-hand drive, Series I Exige has covered 30,000 miles in the hands of its three owners and is the desirable 190 BHP Rover K-series 'de-cat' version. Accompanying this rare car is an extensive history file along with both keys, all its manuals, and the original radio.Our vendor has owned this lovely Lotus for the past three years and twelve months ago decided to recommission the car in order to bring it up to his exacting standards. Expenditure lavished on the car included the following:Bare fibreglass respray in Silver, new factory decals, New Factory glass engine cover (last one in existence)Chassis cleaned.Interior re-trim in original leatherNew brake system all round including pipes, discs, pads and master cylinderNew wheel bearingsAll suspension shot blasted and powder coated (original components no copies)All new Nylatron bushes to OE specAll new ball joints and toe linksNew BR racing shock- absorbers (originals with the car), the only non-OE part as OE shocks are considered very poor. Engine bay retrimmed in original heat shieldingOriginal wheels refurbed with new tyresRadiator cleaned and hoses replacedEngine rebuilt to original spec using OE parts. Built by Mick Thomas of Track Powertrain who have supplied over 100 K series engines to the 'Lotus Cup'Engine painted and new trim to as new standardGearbox blasted painted and rebuild using OE parts by PG transmissionsNew light coversWiring-loom checkedNew BatteryWith their purposeful looks and seriously impressive performance, early cars that have remained essentially original have now become very collectable. Series 1 Exige are rare enough and this example, having been subject to so much recent expenditure, is really rather special. We welcome any inspection of this impressive little Lotus.New pictures to follow shortly.

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1998 Ferrari F355 Spider (manual)

1998 Ferrari F355 Spider (manual)

Lot # 316 (Sale Order: 16 of 51)

Beautifully presented, left-hand drive, manual gearbox, F355 Spider finished in Giallo ModenaImported into the UK from California by our vendor and is supplied with a current MoT Maintained by Newport Beach Ferrari in Orange County. Most recent work engine-out cambelt service Complete with its Ferrari toolkit, bespoke car cover, USA number plates, and service historyLovely low mileage Spider with recent belts and very realistically guided The Ferrari F355 is a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard 'Ferraristi' philosophy that the only "real" Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and Targa GTS burst onto the world stage in the spring of 1994. It had almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its stunning coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1 style flat bottom with an air flow channel that generated enough down-force to offset any lift.The longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 had a stunning 380 horsepower at a spine-tingling 8250 rpm. The gearbox now had six speeds with a new type of synchromesh that made it much easier to shift. New electronically adjustable shock absorbers varied their stiffness within milliseconds to suit the road surface. Around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track the 355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder 512 TR; that level of performance combined with its sensational shape made it a worldwide success story.The F355 Spider (most of us like Italian convertibles to be called Spyder, however, Ferrari have always insisted on Spider) debuted in 1995, its Pininfarina-penned lines honed by even more hours in the wind tunnel. To make up for the lack of a roof and the associated loss of torsional rigidity, the 355's structure was cleverly strengthened without making the Spider any heavier than the Berlinetta. Pininfarina are very experienced in designing convertible roofs for other manufacturers and their efforts here have resulted in a blend of elegant style and aerodynamic performance. For the first time in a Ferrari, the semi-automatic soft-top was powered electronically. Initially, the Spider was fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission, prior to being offered with. the F1 transmission, however, over time, it's become accepted that the manual box is that much more satisfying to use.Offered here is a beautifully presented, left-hand drive, manual gearbox, F355 Spider finished in Giallo Modena over Nero leather. It was originally shipped new from sunny Italy to sunny Florida and sometime later found its way California and was looked after there by Newport Beach Ferrari in Orange County California and the service records indicate that they continued to look after the car until its export to the UK. The history file contains a comprehensive record of all service work but, most importantly, a major service including all belts was conducted only seven hundred miles ago in December 2016 by Veloce Motorsports of California. This included a 30,000-mile service which involved removal and disassembly of the engine to replace timing belts, auxiliary belts, tensioners and bearings. The cooling system hoses, gaskets and o-rings were all changed, the gearbox oil and the brake system fluids were drained, and both the clutch pressure plate and disc were replaced.The indicated mileage is 22,798 and the car has a very original feel even retaining the factory stickers. It comes complete with its Ferrari toolkit, bespoke car cover, USA number plates, and service history. It was imported into the UK by our vendor and is supplied with a current MoT valid until 30-4-2019.This lovely low mileage Spider looks really cool in yellow and is very realistically guided given today's market.

Beautifully presented, left-hand drive, manual gearbox, F355 Spider finished in Giallo ModenaImported into the UK from California by our vendor and is supplied with a cur...morerent MoT Maintained by Newport Beach Ferrari in Orange County. Most recent work engine-out cambelt service Complete with its Ferrari toolkit, bespoke car cover, USA number plates, and service historyLovely low mileage Spider with recent belts and very realistically guided The Ferrari F355 is a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard 'Ferraristi' philosophy that the only "real" Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and Targa GTS burst onto the world stage in the spring of 1994. It had almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its stunning coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1 style flat bottom with an air flow channel that generated enough down-force to offset any lift.The longitudinally mounted 3496cc V8 had a stunning 380 horsepower at a spine-tingling 8250 rpm. The gearbox now had six speeds with a new type of synchromesh that made it much easier to shift. New electronically adjustable shock absorbers varied their stiffness within milliseconds to suit the road surface. Around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track the 355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder 512 TR; that level of performance combined with its sensational shape made it a worldwide success story.The F355 Spider (most of us like Italian convertibles to be called Spyder, however, Ferrari have always insisted on Spider) debuted in 1995, its Pininfarina-penned lines honed by even more hours in the wind tunnel. To make up for the lack of a roof and the associated loss of torsional rigidity, the 355's structure was cleverly strengthened without making the Spider any heavier than the Berlinetta. Pininfarina are very experienced in designing convertible roofs for other manufacturers and their efforts here have resulted in a blend of elegant style and aerodynamic performance. For the first time in a Ferrari, the semi-automatic soft-top was powered electronically. Initially, the Spider was fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission, prior to being offered with. the F1 transmission, however, over time, it's become accepted that the manual box is that much more satisfying to use.Offered here is a beautifully presented, left-hand drive, manual gearbox, F355 Spider finished in Giallo Modena over Nero leather. It was originally shipped new from sunny Italy to sunny Florida and sometime later found its way California and was looked after there by Newport Beach Ferrari in Orange County California and the service records indicate that they continued to look after the car until its export to the UK. The history file contains a comprehensive record of all service work but, most importantly, a major service including all belts was conducted only seven hundred miles ago in December 2016 by Veloce Motorsports of California. This included a 30,000-mile service which involved removal and disassembly of the engine to replace timing belts, auxiliary belts, tensioners and bearings. The cooling system hoses, gaskets and o-rings were all changed, the gearbox oil and the brake system fluids were drained, and both the clutch pressure plate and disc were replaced.The indicated mileage is 22,798 and the car has a very original feel even retaining the factory stickers. It comes complete with its Ferrari toolkit, bespoke car cover, USA number plates, and service history. It was imported into the UK by our vendor and is supplied with a current MoT valid until 30-4-2019.This lovely low mileage Spider looks really cool in yellow and is very realistically guided given today's market.

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1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Lot # 317 (Sale Order: 17 of 51)

'660065' is the 65th right-hand-drive roadster built and only the 5th steel-bodied example. All matching numbers with Hollywood celebrity provenance. Fully restored with over £150,000 spent. Unusual features fastidiously retained Recently serviced by CKL Developments The Jaguar Drivers Club has rated 'RPM 89' as 'excellent' in every category. A car-starved Britain, still trundling around in perpendicular pre-war hangover vehicles, glimpsed the future in October 1948 with the launch of the Jaguar XK120 at the Earls Court Motor Show. Production commenced in 1949 in Coventry, and the XK's swoopy shape and stylish occupants would become a common sight on British roads over the next fifteen years. It heralded the arrival of Jaguar's famous 3.4-litre twin overhead camshaft XK engine, (the basis of all their engines for the next 25 years) with an alloy cylinder head and twin side-draught SU carburettors producing nearly 160bhp. The “120” referred to the car's top speed which, at the time, made it the fastest production car in the world. Jaguar seems to have always had a flair for marketing and to illustrate that the car's top speed was not a figment of a publicist's imagination, in May 1949, on the Jabbeke to Aeltre autoroute, an XK120l with its hood and side screens in place recorded a speed of 126mph, and no less than 132mph with the hood and windscreen detached and an undertray fitted.The car was in almost instant demand and it caught Jaguar by surprise. The first 240 examples retained coachbuilt aluminium bodies before pressed steel, which was less labour-intensive, took over.Chassis number '660065' is the 65th right-hand-drive roadster completed, only the 5th steel-bodied example, and with so many rare early features, might even be regarded as a prototype. For example the chassis plate, probably nickel plated originally but now polished back to brass, shows large valve clearances of 0.012" and 0.015", which were reduced on later cars. Another interesting feature is the engine number's compression ratio suffix; Jaguar evidently thought it would be 7:1 (common on cars destined for export) then over-stamped the '7' with an '8' before completion.As a very early car, '660065' lacks the cockpit cooling vents in the front wings that were adopted soon after it was made. The engine too has all the correct early features including the 'studless' cam covers and needlessly lengthy plug leads. The latter travel from the distributor, down the side of the cylinder block, up the rear of the cylinder head, and then all the way back to the front of the engine again. This makes them around two metres in length! Jaguar soon recognised the wisdom of taking the leads from the distributor straight over the cylinder head. Another distinctive under-bonnet feature is the so-called 'stovepipe' SU carburettors, which have unnecessarily tall dash-pots. Later XK120s had noticeably lower and more practical ones. Also worthy of note is the beautiful cast-aluminium radiator fan, an expensive-to-produce item that was soon superseded by a cheaper pressed steel alternative. Another expensive feature is the hood frame: fully chromed on this early model but painted Grey/Green on later cars. Inside the cockpit, the indicator switch is noticeable by its absence; these would soon become standard but were not fitted to early cars such as this one. '660065' also retains the rare and often missing 'Owl's Eye' cigarette lighter. This XK120 was first owned in California, USA by actor Allan Jones, the father of talented evergreen jazz singer Jack Jones. Allan Jones is probably best remembered for his roles in the movies 'Firefly', 'Show Boat', and the Marx Brothers' 'A Night at the Opera' and 'A Day at the Races' and his wife, Irene Harvey, an MGM Starlet featured in numerous films over many years. The glamorous couple were regularly to be seen in Hollywood in this stylish XK120 and no doubt son Jack, who would have been 12 when the car was delivered, enjoyed trips with his dad. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate reveals that '660065' was built as an open two-seater with right-hand drive and supplied for 'Personal Export Delivery'. The first owner is recorded as 'A Jones' and the original colour scheme as Pastel Blue with a Red interior and Fawn soft-top. The original registration was 'RPM 89'.The immediately preceding owner acquired the XK in 1988 and in 1999 had the car restored with due respect for its provenance and importance by renowned marque specialist Lynx Motors International Ltd, using many parts supplied by Guy Broad. Over £150,000 was spent to make the XK as good as, if not better than, the day it left the Brown's Lane factory. The Jaguar Drivers Club has rated 'RPM 89' as 'excellent' in every category, with a general comment of a “very high-quality restoration”. All receipts relating to the restoration are available. In more recent years 'RPM 89' has benefited from a thorough and extensive service car

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2010 Maserati GranCabrio Automatic

2010 Maserati GranCabrio Automatic

Lot # 318 (Sale Order: 18 of 51)

Full Maserati service history and last serviced in February 2018450bhp@7000rpm. Six-speed multi-mode automatic transmissionStriking looks, four seats. 0-60 in 5 secs whilst getting a suntan at the same timeOnly 25,406 miles from new. Sophisticated colour combination Looks tremendous value at this guideThe last convertible produced by Maserati prior to the GranCabrio was the Spyder which was based on the 2001 Coupé and had just two seats. However, when it comes to four-seat cabriolets we have to go back to the 1930s when two coachbuilding firms, the Italian firm Castagna and Briitish company RAG Patents both used Maserati's 26M as the starting point for their classic coachbuilt dropheads. So officially, this is the first time that Maserati, a company that has a rich heritage in glorious open-top cars, has produced a four-seat convertible. In 2010, however, with the launch of the GranCabrio, it was again possible to enjoy the delights of open-top Maserati motoring with the Sun shining on four facesInspired by the dramatic GranTurismo, the Maserati GranCabrio is a lithe convertible carefully crafted by Pininfarina, the master coachbuilder, and the attention to detail is evident in the chrome accents and state of the art LED light clusters. From the side, the lower ground clearance and elongated bonnet give the car an agile look and it has an aerodynamic shape with a bold sweeping 'V' shape towards the front. Motive power comes from a 4.7-litre V8 producing 450bhp at 7,000rpm and offering 0-60 in 5 seconds, pretty impressive for a car of this size seating four adults. The six-speed ZF automatic transmission and built-in hydraulic torque converter keep gear changes seamless and there are four mode settings for the transmission This, one former keeper, GranCabrio was first registered in April 2010 and comes with a full Maserati main dealer service history having been most recently serviced in February this year at 20,800 miles. The car has now covered 25,400 miles and servicing is every two years so there is plenty of time to enjoy this Maserati before the next service is due.Ordered in Grigio Alfieri, (a metallic grey named after Alfieri Maserati) with Avorio leather and a contrasting beige hood, the colour combination looks stunning. It comes with all the right options including electric heated memory seats, electric steering, Bose hi-fi system, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and 20-inch alloy wheels.A beautiful looking cabriolet with one of the best soundtracks of any car, and in common with many exotic cars of this nature has suffered a bit of depreciation and looks fabulous value today.

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1991 BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution

1991 BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution

Lot # 319 (Sale Order: 19 of 51)

First registered in the UK on 23rd April 1991 to F1 race director Charlie Whiting with known ownership sinceFeaturing the largest engine fitted to the E30 M3, the 2.5l mated to the 5-speed Getrag manualThe car has covered 247,000 km (154,000 miles) and has been faultlessly maintained, with a fresh service and MOTPresented with a history file bursting with receipts. The service book shows an incredible 36 stampsThe final Evolution of the best version of the DTM-era E30 and one of only 600 examples produced.One of the quintessentially Eighties saloon cars, the E30 BMW appealed to a huge cross-section of buyers For those who wanted power, handling and the convenience of four seats the clean lines of this left-hand-drive only, wide-arched, bespoilered M3 was the ultimate attraction. For those in the know, the E30 M3 to have was one of the DTM variants, produced in limited numbers to comply with 'Group A' Touring Car championship rules of the day. Every car manufacturer who participated had to produce a run of road legal cars, and BMW would launch a new limited run of road cars each season. The full-race cars were unbelievably successful, dominating Touring Car racing throughout the World and taking countless titles including the prestigious German, Australian and British series, not to mention the World Touring Car Championship in 1987. The next generation E30 M3 or 'Evolution' model (Evo II) was about as close as you could get to driving a 'Group A' racing-car in 1988. The 'Evo II' was a significant development of the original M3 and was slightly more powerful thanks to a new camshaft, pistons and intake system, and a little more svelte thanks to a lighter flywheel, boot lid, windows and bumpers. The later limited edition 'Sport Evolution' model (referred to as Evo III) increased engine displacement to 2.5-litres and had enlarged front bumper openings and an adjustable multi-position front splitter and rear wing. Brake cooling ducts were also installed in place of the front fog lights. Often described as the most “evolved” of the DTM range the final incarnation Sport Evolution were very different with unique aerodynamically sculpted body panels, increased caster angle through major front suspension changes, and aluminium control arms. They had special front and rear brake calipers and rotors, a special brake master cylinder, and a 'Getrag 265' five-speed gearbox with a limited-slip differential. Only 600 M3 Sport Evolutions were built between 1989 and 1990 and were available in black or red only. With the Western World reeling from a global recession, orders for new performance cars slumped, and it was not uncommon for these cars to take a year or so to find new homes. Many dealers registered the cars in their name to keep “official” sales buoyant, German car dealers being no exception. This very special Sport Evolution received its PDI at BMW Germany on the 20th March 1990 and a service by BMW Germany on the 13th January 1991 at just 115 kilometres. The car was first registered in the UK on the 23rd April 1991 with the private registration “H3 CJW”. This cherished number belongs to Charlie Whiting, a key figure in Formula 1 since the 1970s, initially working with Bernie Ecclestone at Brabham. Mr Whiting currently holds the titles of FIA Formula One Race Director, Safety Delegate, Permanent Starter. and head of the F1 Technical Department, in which capacities he generally manages the logistics of each F1 Grand Prix, inspects cars in parc fermé before a race, enforces FIA rules, and controls the lights that start each race. On the 12th February 1992, the car was registered in the name of Formula One Promotions and Administration Ltd., a subsidiary of the Formula One Group. With Mr Whiting at the wheel, the car was to travel some 126,000 kilometres, looked after twice a year by BMW Heathrow. When a Mr Dennison bought the car in 1996 he kept up the maintenance, servicing the car at a BMW specialist seven times and adding some 69,000 kilometres to the odometer. Specialist Cars of Selby North Yorkshire sold the car to the current private registered keeper a Mr Baker on the 3rd May 1999 for the princely sum of £11,495, with an odometer reading of 195,405 kilometres. Mr Baker drove the car as intended and added some 52,000 kilometres, whilst rigorously maintaining it, and the service records show some eighteen stamps. Within the extensive history file, one's attention is drawn to the service invoice dated 5th February 2014 that includes attention to the car's underside. The under shields were removed, any surface browning treated and the front panel, under bonnet, chassis legs, rear panel, and door cavities were liberally treated with Waxoyl. This work was done at 237,772 kilometres and the car has travelled some 10,000 kilometres since. In 2017, a new exhaust system was fitted at a cost of some £3,000. As it stands today the car's exterior and interior condition belie the c

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1967 Ford Mustang 390GT 'Bullitt' Homage

1967 Ford Mustang 390GT 'Bullitt' Homage

Lot # 320 (Sale Order: 20 of 51)

15-year restoration and $150,000 of invoices excluding labour575 bhp 410 ci balanced Windsor engine Ford Racing TKO 600 5-Speed manual Front and rear coil over suspension Rack and pinion steeringFinished with a two-stage PPG Urethane paint in Dark Highland GreenAn engineering masterpiece underneathWhenever filmmakers tried to create an exciting car chase action scene, they were hampered by technical limitations like rear-screen projectors that took you out of the scene at the crucial moment. But then 'Bullitt' was released in 1968 with the most realistic depiction of a car chase movie-goers had ever seen. Bullitt essentially did for movie car chases what Star Wars did for science fiction films. That's because, unlike other movies at the time, the stunt driving was all real. There were no cheap rear-screen projections used for the close-up shots of the actors, and none of the scenes were sped up in post-production to heighten the sense of speed. They didn't need to be, because those cars really were barreling through the streets of San Francisco at over 110 mph.There was a sense of danger unlike any movie chase before it as the two muscle cars weaved through traffic and jumped over the hills of San Francisco, while the camera literally put you in the driving seat. The soundtrack is glorious, too - and we don't mean the music soundtrack. Not a word of dialogue is spoken during the 11-minute long sequence. Apart from the scene setting jazz score that does a great job of building tension before the chase erupts in a cloud of tire smoke, there's no music either, allowing you to appreciate the sound of two thunderous V8 muscle cars and their screaming tortured tyres battling it out. Bullitt set the standard for all movie car chases to follow, making it the most iconic and influential chase scene of all time despite the last twenty years of CGI, mainly because it's real and you can go to San Francisco and wonder 'how in the hell did they do that'.Many enthusiasts have dreamed of owning a Mustang just like Steve McQueen's in the movie and worldwide a good number have sourced a '67 or '68, 390GT Fastback Mustang, painted it Highland Green, popped on some Torque-Thrust wheels, and have had a lot of fun.One such young man was Bradley Hunt who, with his brother Jack L Hunt III, are the third generation of the family to run Jack L Hunt Automotive-Sales-Service in San Rafael, California, a large car sales, service and restoration business that had been started by 'Granpappy' back in 1927. He decided it would be fun to create a Bullitt 'homage' and set about the task around 16 years ago and the result is here.This specific car is an original 1967, C-Code, 1967 San Jose produced, 390GT fastback Mustang that has been subject to a long-term, bare metal rotisserie restoration. Preparation of the shell took an age but the benefit of the rotisserie is that it's possible to achieve the same level of finish underneath as on top. When ready, it was finished with a two-stage PPG Urethane paint in Dark Highland Green.Power is delivered by a balanced and blueprinted, 410 ci Windsor 'stroker' with a nett 575hp and 550 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 5-speed Ford Racing TKO gearbox which is rated to 600hp and 600 lbs torque. A Fab-9 posi-trac 9” Ford 3.9-1 differential does a good job of transferring that prodigious output cleanly to the 17” American Racing Wheels 'Torque-Thrust D with custom offset', which are absolutely the right wheels for a modified '67 Mustang.To keep the car going in the right direction, be it sideways or straight, front and rear coil-over suspension has been engineered and rack and pinion steering installed using Total Control Products. Uprated front and rear disc brakes with 6-pot calipers and a 'Willwood 'master cylinder with piggyback proportioning valves and steel brake hoses deal with the retardation and, we understand, cope well with the large (occasionally very large) numbers involved.Any inspection underneath will reveal, not only the cleanest, shiniest set of mechanicals you have ever seen on a used car but some serious engineering solutions to steering, braking and geometry. Whoever built this car knew what they were doingCustom leather sports seats, a Shelby roll-bar, and Auto Motor Sport-Comp gauges finish the interior to an excellent standard.Full build details can be found in the history file along with an invoice for in excess of $150,000 for parts and components alone without a charge for labour, a frightening prospect considering the whole project took a reported 15 years. Supplied with a NOVA number and a valid MoT, this engineering masterpiece is ready for UK registration.Whether this was supposed to be an inch-perfect recreation of McQueen's film car or a superb homage to the Bullitt car using more modern tech is not clear, but one thing is for sure - this is one heck of a lot of shiny Highland Green, 575bhp, big-wheeled, ballistic Mustang.

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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

Lot # 321 (Sale Order: 21 of 51)

Just three owners. Current one for 31-yearsGround up, nut and bolt restoration by XK Engineering restoration completed in 1992. Chrome/stainless wiresFitted with Martin Robey 'System Three' monocoque, bonnet, boot lid and doors. Stainless steel exhaust 4.2 gearbox, servo assisted 4.2 brakes, Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, and a semi-sealed cooling system 5670 HJ is as nice a Series 1 as you'll find With Jaguar's racing successes in the 1950s still fresh in the memory, it's no wonder the E-Type captured the hearts and minds of a patriotic public at launch, and if all E-Types wore their years as well as the car offered here, it's easy to understand why that affection continues today. The Series I, as it later became known, was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, and UK cars began to appear in showrooms some four months later in early July. Just as in their world-beating D-Types, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The cars were initially fitted with the triple SU carburetted, 3.8-litre, six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S mated to a Moss (EB) 4-speed gearbox. Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double-wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward subframe. At the rear, the E-Type's suspension broke new ground for a large-capacity sports car, being independent at a time when most of its major rivals relied on the traditional live rear axle. Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels; those at the rear being mounted inboard alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight. With a claimed 265 horsepower available, the E-Type's performance furthered the standards set by the preceding XK models, partly because it weighed around 500lbs less than the XK150 but mainly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used the experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.The car's Heritage Certificate tells us that this lovely, right-hand drive, E-Type Roadster left the production line on 29th June 1962, finished in Carmen Red with Red trim and a Black soft top, and bound for Henlys of London. In addition, the 'green' Log Book tells us that it was first registered on the 29th August of that year and the car's lucky first owner was a John Stephen Hinely in the lovely Devon town of Brixham.One more owner followed Mr Hinely before 5679 HJ began the second half of its life some 31 years ago on May 19th 1987 when it was purchased by our vendor. He made the decision that he was going to keep the car for the foreseeable future and a full restoration was in order.In 1987, it was entrusted to Martin Robey Engineering Ltd.who for many years have been acknowledged as the major player in the manufacture and supply of parts for Classic Jaguars. Their unique body building facility for E-Type Jaguars is world renowned and they have been responsible for the restoration of some very important E-Types including 77 RW (the first production E-Type) and HDU 555N (the last car ever), both on behalf of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT). A "System Three" rebuild was chosen and this included a completely new Monocoque (body shell), new bonnet, boot lid and doors. A new bulkhead is normally part of a System Three build but in this case, our vendor chose, in the interest of originality, to utilise the existing bulkhead and engine frames and these were shot blasted and prepared for reassembly. The car was then transferred to XK Engineering in Coventry to work their legendary magic and complete the restoration. There is an invoice in the file from Coventry Engine Components for pistons and liners so presumably, the engine benefitted from a top-end rebuild at the same time.Mechanical/electrical upgrades to E-types are the norm these days and in fact, often enhance the value. 5679 HJ has been fitted with a later 4.2 gearbox, servo assisted 4.2 brakes, a Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, a semi-sealed cooling system, external fuel pump, stainless steel exhaust, and chrome/stainless wire wheels. It was then superbly painted in the original Carmen Red, fully retrimmed in Black with Red piping, and fitted with a new Mohair hood. It was Waxoyled underneath before being returned to our delighted vendor. There is a photograph album with the car full of images of the rebuild. Our caring vendor insists that, since its return from restoration, he has never used it on salty roads and only taken it out on sunny days. The speedometer failed in 2006 and was recalibrated and currently reads 10,334 miles.There is a bespoke dust cover with the Jaguar and the car is accompanied by the old 'green' Log Book, current V5, the Heritage Certificate, previous MoTs, lots of photos, a number of invoices totalling many thousands of pounds, various spares, a hide 'knock-off' hammer, and a fresh MoT.5670 HJ is

Just three owners. Current one for 31-yearsGround up, nut and bolt restoration by XK Engineering restoration completed in 1992. Chrome/stainless wiresFitted with Martin R...moreobey 'System Three' monocoque, bonnet, boot lid and doors. Stainless steel exhaust 4.2 gearbox, servo assisted 4.2 brakes, Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, and a semi-sealed cooling system 5670 HJ is as nice a Series 1 as you'll find With Jaguar's racing successes in the 1950s still fresh in the memory, it's no wonder the E-Type captured the hearts and minds of a patriotic public at launch, and if all E-Types wore their years as well as the car offered here, it's easy to understand why that affection continues today. The Series I, as it later became known, was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, and UK cars began to appear in showrooms some four months later in early July. Just as in their world-beating D-Types, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The cars were initially fitted with the triple SU carburetted, 3.8-litre, six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S mated to a Moss (EB) 4-speed gearbox. Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double-wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward subframe. At the rear, the E-Type's suspension broke new ground for a large-capacity sports car, being independent at a time when most of its major rivals relied on the traditional live rear axle. Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels; those at the rear being mounted inboard alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight. With a claimed 265 horsepower available, the E-Type's performance furthered the standards set by the preceding XK models, partly because it weighed around 500lbs less than the XK150 but mainly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used the experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.The car's Heritage Certificate tells us that this lovely, right-hand drive, E-Type Roadster left the production line on 29th June 1962, finished in Carmen Red with Red trim and a Black soft top, and bound for Henlys of London. In addition, the 'green' Log Book tells us that it was first registered on the 29th August of that year and the car's lucky first owner was a John Stephen Hinely in the lovely Devon town of Brixham.One more owner followed Mr Hinely before 5679 HJ began the second half of its life some 31 years ago on May 19th 1987 when it was purchased by our vendor. He made the decision that he was going to keep the car for the foreseeable future and a full restoration was in order.In 1987, it was entrusted to Martin Robey Engineering Ltd.who for many years have been acknowledged as the major player in the manufacture and supply of parts for Classic Jaguars. Their unique body building facility for E-Type Jaguars is world renowned and they have been responsible for the restoration of some very important E-Types including 77 RW (the first production E-Type) and HDU 555N (the last car ever), both on behalf of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT). A "System Three" rebuild was chosen and this included a completely new Monocoque (body shell), new bonnet, boot lid and doors. A new bulkhead is normally part of a System Three build but in this case, our vendor chose, in the interest of originality, to utilise the existing bulkhead and engine frames and these were shot blasted and prepared for reassembly. The car was then transferred to XK Engineering in Coventry to work their legendary magic and complete the restoration. There is an invoice in the file from Coventry Engine Components for pistons and liners so presumably, the engine benefitted from a top-end rebuild at the same time.Mechanical/electrical upgrades to E-types are the norm these days and in fact, often enhance the value. 5679 HJ has been fitted with a later 4.2 gearbox, servo assisted 4.2 brakes, a Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, a semi-sealed cooling system, external fuel pump, stainless steel exhaust, and chrome/stainless wire wheels. It was then superbly painted in the original Carmen Red, fully retrimmed in Black with Red piping, and fitted with a new Mohair hood. It was Waxoyled underneath before being returned to our delighted vendor. There is a photograph album with the car full of images of the rebuild. Our caring vendor insists that, since its return from restoration, he has never used it on salty roads and only taken it out on sunny days. The speedometer failed in 2006 and was recalibrated and currently reads 10,334 miles.There is a bespoke dust cover with the Jaguar and the car is accompanied by the old 'green' Log Book, current V5, the Heritage Certificate, previous MoTs, lots of photos, a number of invoices totalling many thousands of pounds, various spares, a hide 'knock-off' hammer, and a fresh MoT.5670 HJ is

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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Lot # 322 (Sale Order: 22 of 51)

UK RHD in an elegant colour combination with a factory hardtopComplete history fileMaintained by Mercedes-Benz and renowned specialist John HaynesPower steering and the well-regarded automatic transmissionPreviously displayed on Mercedes-Benz stand at GoodwoodFurther details to follow......

UK RHD in an elegant colour combination with a factory hardtopComplete history fileMaintained by Mercedes-Benz and renowned specialist John HaynesPower steering and the w...moreell-regarded automatic transmissionPreviously displayed on Mercedes-Benz stand at GoodwoodFurther details to follow......

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2006 Ford GT

2006 Ford GT

Lot # 323 (Sale Order: 23 of 51)

This very special Ford GT is one of only 27 UK-supplied carsPowered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged, quad-cam, 550bhp V8, the Ford GT delivers outstanding power and performanceEvocative colour combination of white with racing blue stripesOnly 5,000 miles from new. Most recent service carried out by Ford GT specialists, GT101, 250 miles ago.In Ford Motor Company's long and hugely successful history in motorsport, few events are as memorable and important as their GT40's four consecutive overall victories at Le Mans in the mid-1960s. The impetus to build Le Mans cars to compete with Ferrari undoubtedly stemmed from their Henry Ford II's failed attempts to acquire the Modena firm and an understandably frustrated Ford enlisted Eric Broadley, John Wyer and later, Carroll Shelby to build a racing car with one clear mission: to beat Ferrari at Le Mans. With their goals set high and ultimately achieved, the GT40 became the most successful and latterly iconic 'underdog' in Le Mans history.Arriving in prototype form, just in time for Ford's Centennial celebrations in 2003, the new Ford GT was a little larger than its predecessor and borrowed heavily from the stunning design and profile of the GT40. It was tasked with a similar mission: to compete with, and surpass, the established European 'supercars'.The ultra-high performance Ford GT showcases the finest in advanced technologies, constructed on a lightweight aluminium chassis clothed in superplastic-formed lightweight composite and aluminium body panels. Powered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle and featuring racing-derived suspension and braking systems, the GT is hugely powerful and delivers astounding performance. It can accelerate from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, hurtling on to some 205mph before the speed limiter kicks in. When production ceased in 2006, with just over 4,000 Ford GTs produced and only 101 delivered new to Europe, this epic Ford had made its mark on automotive history once again - and became an instant collector's car.This very special Ford GT is one of only 27 UK-delivered examples and is finished in the evocative colour combination of white with the racing blue stripe. Purchased by our private vendor in 2014, this car has only covered just over 5,000 miles from new, only just over 250 of these since its last service by marque specialist, GT101. GT101 have, in fact, carried out the last two services on the car and the tyres were fitted only 2,300 miles ago.This very special and rare example is in superb condition and, we understand, is original with no modifications or upgrades. Enjoyed by our passionate vendor for the past four years, including memorable trips to Le Mans, this dramatic motor car is ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner with many more miles of loud and fun motoring. Given its inimitable heritage, prolific performance, stunning design, and the thrilling driving experience, the Ford GT is a very special creation that will undoubtedly be revered for many years to come.

This very special Ford GT is one of only 27 UK-supplied carsPowered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged, quad-cam, 550bhp V8, the Ford GT delivers outstanding powe...morer and performanceEvocative colour combination of white with racing blue stripesOnly 5,000 miles from new. Most recent service carried out by Ford GT specialists, GT101, 250 miles ago.In Ford Motor Company's long and hugely successful history in motorsport, few events are as memorable and important as their GT40's four consecutive overall victories at Le Mans in the mid-1960s. The impetus to build Le Mans cars to compete with Ferrari undoubtedly stemmed from their Henry Ford II's failed attempts to acquire the Modena firm and an understandably frustrated Ford enlisted Eric Broadley, John Wyer and later, Carroll Shelby to build a racing car with one clear mission: to beat Ferrari at Le Mans. With their goals set high and ultimately achieved, the GT40 became the most successful and latterly iconic 'underdog' in Le Mans history.Arriving in prototype form, just in time for Ford's Centennial celebrations in 2003, the new Ford GT was a little larger than its predecessor and borrowed heavily from the stunning design and profile of the GT40. It was tasked with a similar mission: to compete with, and surpass, the established European 'supercars'.The ultra-high performance Ford GT showcases the finest in advanced technologies, constructed on a lightweight aluminium chassis clothed in superplastic-formed lightweight composite and aluminium body panels. Powered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle and featuring racing-derived suspension and braking systems, the GT is hugely powerful and delivers astounding performance. It can accelerate from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, hurtling on to some 205mph before the speed limiter kicks in. When production ceased in 2006, with just over 4,000 Ford GTs produced and only 101 delivered new to Europe, this epic Ford had made its mark on automotive history once again - and became an instant collector's car.This very special Ford GT is one of only 27 UK-delivered examples and is finished in the evocative colour combination of white with the racing blue stripe. Purchased by our private vendor in 2014, this car has only covered just over 5,000 miles from new, only just over 250 of these since its last service by marque specialist, GT101. GT101 have, in fact, carried out the last two services on the car and the tyres were fitted only 2,300 miles ago.This very special and rare example is in superb condition and, we understand, is original with no modifications or upgrades. Enjoyed by our passionate vendor for the past four years, including memorable trips to Le Mans, this dramatic motor car is ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner with many more miles of loud and fun motoring. Given its inimitable heritage, prolific performance, stunning design, and the thrilling driving experience, the Ford GT is a very special creation that will undoubtedly be revered for many years to come.

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1973 Jaguar E-Type Series lll V12 Roadster (manual)

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series lll V12 Roadster (manual)

Lot # 324 (Sale Order: 24 of 51)

Superb, 5.3-litre V12 Roadster with a manual gearbox Despatched to New York in March 1973 finished in BRG over BlackCarefully restored by experienced Derbyshire Jaguar specialists 'Watjag'Converted to right-hand drive during the restorationBelieved to be matching-numbers. Jaguar Heritage Certificate A decade after the original Jaguar E-Type arrived, the design progressively matured through 1971 with the introduction of the Series III. Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series III cars were available as a 'Roadster' (convertible) or a '2+2' Coupé. The Series III is easily identifiable by its large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, a larger bonnet bulge, updated bumpers, four exhaust tips, and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. It also featured uprated brakes, power steering as standard and a large horizontal scoop added to the underside of the bonnet to assist with cooling.The interior was entirely new in the V12, with more comfortable seating, stylish new door panels and a smaller, dished and leather-rimmed steering wheel. Being slightly larger and altogether much softer in nature, the E-Type in Series III form had lost the wildness of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile, to which it was arguably better suited. Approximately 7,990 Series III Roadsters were sold worldwide before production ceased in 1975.The car presented here is a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Slll V12 Roadster with the desirable manual gearbox. The car is believed to be a matching numbers example and has recently been fully restored in the UK by long-term Jaguar specialists David Watson Jaguar Restorations, 'Watjag' in Derbyshire. It is now in absolutely splendid condition, looking fabulous in its original factory colour combination of British Racing Green paintwork with Black leather, and is said to drive very well. According to its accompanying Heritage Certificate, the car was delivered new via British Leyland in New York and remained in the US until our vendor oversaw its importation and renewal in the UK. The car has come from a significant private collection of British cars stored in Florida, collated by a US enthusiast who is a good contact of our vendor. We understand that prior to its restoration, the car was very solid and complete, and the strength and performance of the engine suggest that the indicated mileage of circa 30,000 miles may well be correct (but is not warranted). During the restoration, the Jaguar was converted to right-hand drive and fitted with a number of subtle upgrades such as electronic ignition. A huge amount of work has gone into preparing this Series III and the details of the restoration are too extensive to list here but a full list will accompany the car. The quality of the work carried out is evident from the photographs, this is a very impressive motor car.For many years, the Series III lagged behind its elder siblings in terms of desirability but no more. Buyers are recognising that there is a lot to recommend the big V12, especially in Roadster form with a manual gearbox, and finding a decent example at a sensible price is getting harder. This is a great opportunity to acquire a well-restored car that is ready to drive and enjoy.

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1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Lot # 325 (Sale Order: 25 of 51)

A 2nd.Generation Mach 1 smartly finished in Diamond White over BlackFeatures a 351ci /5.8-litre, 240bhp V8 engineHas both a rear exhaust and a side exit exhaust for maximum effectSupplied with a Driver's Manual, a UK V5c, and MoT valid until 7th August 2019 Introduced in 1968 as a package for the '69 model year, the Mach1 was a performance and styling enhancement to the standard Mustang. As the competition between 'Pony Car' manufacturers escalated, the Mustang's engine bay was redesigned and evolved to accommodate even larger engine blocks. Late into 1968, the 428 cu.in. Cobra Jet FE engine was shoehorned into a range of GT Mustangs, but it was felt that to fully conjure up images of unimaginable performance, a new name would be necessary, hence the introduction of the 'Mach 1' (Speed of Sound) title. The original recipe was simple, a large engine, a 'Sportsroof' body with bonnet scoop in matt finish, better suspension, chromed petrol filler cap, revised wheels, a new 'deluxe' interior, and optional front and rear spoilers.Offered here is a second generation, 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 finished in Diamond White over a Black interior. The V5c shows the car was first registered in the UK on 4th September '73 and has had seven owners since, leading us to believe it has spent all its life in the UK. It would appear to have been repainted at some point as the bodywork and paint present very well indeed. Turn the key and the 5.8-litre V8 rumbles into life – the car even features a 'loud button' on the key fob – which when pressed activates the side exit exhaust if you really want to cause a stir! Not for 'shrinking violets'.Offered with a 1973 Mustang Drivers Manual, a UK V5c and an MoT until 7th August 2019, this dramatic Mustang is in nice condition both inside and out, and at today's estimate is a great way to join the Pony Club.

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