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2000's
Jaguar XK8 Convertible 2005 £ 19, 995
A rarely available late model 4.2 litre version with a very low mileage of 32,000 since new. Finished in Liquid Silver with Ivory Leather and ‘Classic’ veneers, this stunning looking example was a demonstrator at Lancaster before passing on to two private owners who have faithfully returned the car to the same dealership for servicing ever since. The last service was stamped recently and a ‘health check’ report carried out with no outstanding faults. Distinctive with the later, vented nose cone,  frontal grille and badging, brushed chrome instrument surrounds and sitting on 20” alloy wheels with chromed split rims, this is an impressive machine. With its low mileage and pristine condition,  this must be one of the finest surviving examples in the coveted original body style- a modern driving Jaguar sports car, but also a classic with increasing rarity and appeal.

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Jaguar XK8 4.2 Coupe 2003 £ 15, 750
Undeniably beautiful, the XK’s  frontal aspect harks back to the bullet shape E Type design, and these models will surely become collectable in future years. This is a car which has always led a sheltered life covering 12,000 miles with its first owner. The second and last owner purchased the vehicle from Jaguar in 2005, and he too has driven it sparingly, thus bringing the total mileage to just 26,000 miles from new. We acquired this ‘time warp’ example from a mutual trade contact, and have just returned it to a Jaguar main dealer for a health check report and large service. During the last three weeks we have driven a further 1,000 miles  to ‘blow away any cob webs’. Finished in  Seafrost with Oatmeal Leather, the pristine extra cost option ‘classic’ interior trim still bears its original delivery label! Optional BBS 20” split rim alloy wheels with excellent tyres and smart chrome rim embellishers add to stunning appearance of this fine specimen.

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Jaguar XK8 4.2 Coupe 2004 £ 13, 995
Purchased by the last owner 8 years ago,  this car’s equipment was substantially upgraded in 2012 by devoted specialists XKR Engineering in Swindon with around £5,000 being invested . A unique dashboard was created with a (2012 specification)  Garmin Satellite Navigation system, blue tooth facility and computer stick operated Kenwood sound system incorporated in to a flat screen beneath the profile of Jaguar’s legendary leaper. The stick plugs in to the boot which also houses a tracking device discreetly tucked away from view. Some higher quality instrumentation and switch gear has  been incorporated within this ingenious dashboard design such as stylish chrome edged  ‘bulls eye’ vents which replace the squarer originals, traditional Durite oil pressure and amp gauges plus a retro style starter button are fitted in to a wood facia panel where the radio set would have originally been located. The radio ariel can be controlled  by a devoted switch near the steering column. The owner’s enthusiasm for this vehicle is reflected in its overall condition with Carnival Red coachwork,  optional five spoke 19” wheels,  Cream classic hide  interior and trim all in immaculate order. With 58,000 miles covered since new, a full service history is present with stamps, bill copies including recent main dealer inspection and all instruction manual for the upgraded equipment. Perfect for the enthusiast motorist seeking  a modern luxury sports car which stands out from the crowd.

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Jaguar XJ6 3.0 Sport 2003 £ 9, 995 Reserved
An outstandingly smart example of the much respected aluminium 'X350' luxury saloon with its smooth and economical V6 power unit.  The history, pedigree and low usage with this car makes it a tempting proposition for a purchaser who appreciates the difference and is seeking the ownership experience of a truly pampered Jaguar. We purchased directly by recommendation from the first owner who covered just 23,000 miles with this car and faithfully returned to the same main dealer nine times for servicing as the history book and filed copy invoices indicate. We sold the car on to the second owner earlier this year, and have just re-acquired it due to this gentleman's unexpected change of circumstances - he covered less than fifty miles in the vehicle. There is the reassurance of a current health check report from Jaguar with no outstanding faults or advisories. The tyres are also recent replacements and the alloy wheels refurbished as new. Finished in Slate Grey with pale Dove Grey Hide, this is a fabulous combination shown at its best with the immaculate condition of paintwork and upholstery. Fitting into the lower road tax bracket, this is a worthwhile saving.

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Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 2002 £ 8, 995
Superb examples of the X308 are fast disappearing and a very late production top of the range car with low mileage, low ownership, and one which has never strayed from proper main dealer servicing  is a pretty rare find.  We purchased this example directly from the second owner who was known personally to the first. The total mileage covered is just 38,000 since new and the full main dealer maintenance record is up to date with a  service and reassuring  health check report recently carried out by HA Fox. As a last of line 2002, this is significant due to  the later design of timing chains and steel liners . The Sovereign was Jaguar’s flagship saloon and this long wheel base example comes with superior burr- walnut wood work which also extended to the window switch console, chrome plinths and chrome window surrounds,  as well as the top level of equipment . Finished in Jaguar Racing Green, with Ivory Hide piped in Sable, the condition of this car would be difficult to beat.

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1990's
Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible 1996 £ 18, 995 Reserved
The final run of XJS cars were known as the ‘Celebration’ models and these benefitted from added touches to the interior such as wooden rim steering wheel, soft leather piped with leaping cat motifs to the head restraints and extra wood finishes. Externally, the 1996 cars are distinguished by stylish flat faced alloy wheels. Significantly, the X300’s AJ16 engine was fitted to these very late cars offering smoother and faster performance as well as more attractive rocker covers to please the enthusiastic owner who is as proud of a car’s appearance under the bonnet as on top. The example on offer is a cherished one with sixteen service stamps and a healthy file of sundry paperwork to demonstrate diligent maintenance and support the mileage of 53,000 since new. The bodywork is sharp with excellent panel work, while trim is all in superb order. The hood and interior is as good as can be found and the engine compartment is fit for show. Finished in Sapphire Blue with Cream Hide piped in Coffee, this is a very smart machine which could put the condition most cars half its age to shame.

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1980's
1970's
Daimler Double Six Vanden- Plas 1974 £ 24, 995
As one of the quietest, smoothest and most powerful power units of its day,  the V12 was underplaying its potential in  the standard saloon, but with added, luxurious touches to the body and trim, this supreme version was competing effectively at the higher end of the luxury car market. Renowned coachbuilder Vanden- Plas  equipped these exclusive models with  ‘Wilton’ style carpeting, lambs’ wool over carpets,  rear reading lights and firmer sculptured seating in a higher quality hide. The door panels were of a more intricate design with wood cappings and gold inlay. All Vanden Plas  Daimlers were fitted with air conditioning. Externally, the Vanden Plas was  distinguished by chromium side mouldings, a vinyl roof and a unique range of metallic finishes.  Of the 1,726 cars produced we are pleased to offer what can only be described as close to the ultimate example. For the first twenty years the car was mollycoddled in the hands of one owner in Jersey, and from 1993  it was stored by the second owner, a private collector in Northern Ireland who passed away in recent years. We purchased the vehicle directly from the family with just 15,000 miles covered since new and set about a re-commissi0ning process of mechanical and electrical items followed by 400 miles of road testing. The Morello coachwork and Chamois Leather upholstery presents as well as it did four decades ago, and both the bright work and trim is close to perfect.

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Jaguar XJ6 4.2 1973 £ 16, 995
This is a cosseted example which remained with the original owner for most of its life before passing to enthusiast owners who have cared for it since. The panel fit and profiles are superb with this car,  and the interior excellent  with notably supple leather upholstery looking and feeling almost as new. Finished in deep Navy Blue, this complements the French Blue leather upholstery which is a rich and attractive period colour combination. Another unusual and worthwhile feature  is the ‘powerglide’ electric windows.  Since acquiring this extremely original Jaguar directly from the last owner, we have thoroughly  prepared and detailed it to show condition. The exception to this originality is the installation of cd auto changer, though the original radio set is still with the vehicle and could be re- fitted if required. With its present mileage of just 32,000, checked and supported, this is a highly prized example of the coveted Series One model with a nice history file including interesting, very early paperwork.

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Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe 1977 £ 16, 500
One of the most requested Jaguar classics on an enthusiasts’ shopping list,  good examples are an increasingly rare commodity and very few have a verifiable history. We have known this car since the early 1990’s having supplied it three times before;  the last time twenty years ago to a gentleman who kept it for high days and holidays transport at his second home, and for touring holidays in Spain. Dry stored since 2007, we purchased the car back directly from the owner and have carried out a substantial amount of re- commissioning works to perishables, bushes, tyres etc. The mileage of 60,000 since new is genuine and the all-important body structure is sound and has never required substantial restoration. We stripped and re-painted the car back in 1993, and the car was judged by Quentin Wilson to be the best presented dealer exhibit at the NEC later that year. Today, the car still presents to a high standard inside an out. Finished in Squadron Blue with Navy Blue Leather and the sought after option of chrome pressed wheels.

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1960's
Jaguar S Type 3.4 1964 £ 24, 995
This model accompanied rather than replaced the long serving and popular Mk 2 and it offered a step- up in luxury for the mid-size saloon customer. Features include wall to wall wood finishes, improved heating, reclining seats and independent rear suspension. The curved frontal treatment was sleek and neater and the back was styled on the larger Mk 10 with its discreet tail fins and increased boot capacity. This is a very early example with manual and overdrive transmission and unusual being a privately ordered original Jet Black car with Red Leather interior- such a colour combination would have been a throwback to previous decades when most cars were either black or grey.  It survives in extraordinary condition and has been known to us since the mid 1980’s while it was shown at Beaulieu, and we supplied this car twice in the 1990’s.  We are delighted to have been reunited with this Jaguar in completely ship shape order. Reading through the extensive history file which dates back to new, it is astonishing to discover that around £40,000 has been lavished upon this vehicle over the past fifteen years including a total strip and examination of the body to its shell, renewed protective coatings to the underside, bare metal repaint including the engine compartment. Wood work strip and polish, engine bay detailing and a host of preventative mechanical work.  More recently, the car was featured in a ‘Classic Cars’ magazine article and exhibited on the JEC Club stand at NEC last year. This car has been treasured throughout its life with many superb original aspects to qualify this- the original leather, headlining, door panels and carpets are in beautiful, cherished condition.  The mileage of 53,000 is correct with its history known to us and supported by the files of paperwork going way back.

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Jaguar S Type 3.8 1966 £ 22, 500
With its independent rear suspension, an ‘S’ was the superior choice in Jaguar’s range of mid size saloons. The model also benefitted from wider reclining seats as standard, a full width wood fascia and an improved heating and ventilation system. These luxurious touches became available on later models such as the 420, but the S type was Jaguar’s only model to provide such refinements and handling improvements while retaining the iconic rounded front end styling. This particular car offers the best possible specification: as a rarer 3.8 litre manual with overdrive it’s the fastest, and it has the option of power assisted steering. As a 1966, this is the vintage year with a later all synchromesh gearbox, plus built in fog lights and better quality upholstery which were cut back with the 1967 model. With remarkably straight panel fit, a high quality repaint carried out 17 years ago and impeccable chrome work, this really is a show car. New chrome wire wheels were fitted two years ago at a cost of £3,000. The interior is in fine fettle and extremely original which indicates low mileage and fastidious long term ownership. There is the option of a ‘Mota-Lita’ wood rim steering wheel, if preferred. An impressive file goes back to the beginning and the records substantiate an interesting history- for example, the car spent some years in America during the 1980’s. For the reassurance of the next purchaser, a detailed mechanical and structural inspection was carried out by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club technical advisor and well known  expert Ken Bell in 2012 which resulted in an extremely favourable report.  The current recorded mileage is just 61,000 with the car’s superb condition and extensive paperwork supports this. Finished in Opalescent Silver Grey with Red Leather, this is a beautifully presented, very genuine example.

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1950's
Jaguar Mark 5 1950 £ 49, 995 Reserved
Possibly unique in the market place, this has exceptionally low mileage and provenance. Ordered new with the largest and most sought after engine option being 3.5 Litre, this supreme example remained with the original owner until he passed away in the 1980’s when it was then bequeathed to the family chauffeur. This much is verified by some lovely early paperwork and a very specific letter written by the widow of the first owner in 1988 which warrants the mileage at that time to be 22,000. The car was eventually sold to a collector in Scotland who retained the vehicle for three years before selling it on to the last owner who has covered just 3,000 miles during some 23 years of ownership. Two years ago, the vehicle had £18,000 spent on a quality strip and repaint to a high standard with supporting photographs. We purchased the vehicle directly from the owner and have road tested the car over 400 miles so the mileage is now just over 25,000.  Finished in Black with London Tan Hide, this immaculate example could be impossible to find again.

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OTHER MAKES

MGA Roadster 1959 £ 27, 500 Reserved
First of the better performing 1600cc Mk 1 models, this car was brought over from America in the early 1990’s for conversion to right hand drive and a ‘money no object’ refurbishment to show standard which including the underside. It is worth noting that a far healthier selection of straight and unmolested examples were available for conversion in the early 1990’s, and the quality of trim materials and replacement components were often more authentic and of superior quality. The paperwork shows that the car changed hands for a substantial sum as a finished article to the previous owner eighteen years ago, and since then, this MG has been based and used on the Isle of Man covering 3,000 local miles. The car remains as near to pristine as could ever be wished for having stood the test of time admirably. It motored back from the Isle of Man to Surrey without a bother and driving as tightly as a current example would have in the day. Finished in Chariot Red with matching Red trim, this car really will stand above the great majority of cars on offer. It  is now UK registered with an attractive registration mark and  V5C.

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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 1976 £ 22, 500 Reserved
Engineering advances with these later models make last of line Shadow ‘1A’,  the connoisseurs’ choice. They benefit from improvements made during the course of production to major components such as suspension, engine and gearbox, and a lot more besides. Unlike many prestige motor designs from the 1960’s which lost their purity of line thorough modernization in the 1970’s, the Silver Shadow’s coachwork was softened advantageously by re designing the wheel arch flares from 1974.  The dashboard fascia of these cars is considered by many to be more beautiful than either the earlier Shadow or later Shadow 2 designs which are both completely different. The 1A is also the last Rolls Royce standard saloon with proper chrome bumpers. This is a truly impressive and flamboyant machine in Regency Bronze with Ebony Hide complete with a period ‘dictafone’. The history is extremely interesting with copies of  original build sheets, which were requested from Rolls Royce by the owner and original handbooks with service pack. The marvellous preservation of this car is mainly owed to the second owner from the late 1970’s who barely used it. It was finally sold from his Estate in 2004 and has covered 9,000 miles since bringing the total mileage to just 34,000 from new. In preparation for its re introduction to regular use and distance touring, the car has had in the region of £10,000 spent on renewing perishables and there are supporting invoices. Original specification Avon white wall tyres are also recent replacements.

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Austin Cambridge 1966 £ 9, 995
A drive behind the wheel of a big Farina leaves little doubt over their appeal as a useable family classic. They are spacious and capable performers with a surprisingly advanced ride quality. Their lines are delightfully quirky with tail fins and lashings of chrome work. The interiors are richly appointed in quality leather with a very traditionally British BMC dashboard fascia. This automatic example was with its first owners up until the late 1990’s and since then has been a regular show attendee with enthusiasts. The paperwork is superb- two massive files dating from the original delivery invoice right up to the present. There is no doubt over the recorded mileage of 34,000 being genuine since new. Finished in Snowberry White with a Maroon side flash to match its interior, this is one of the very best survivors of this fondly remembered range.

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