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2005 Jaguar S Type 2.5 SE  Two owners, 55,000 miles

1956 Jaguar Mk7M  30,000 miles-ultra rare

1974 Triumph TR6  Superb history- 20,000 miles

 

UK Registered Vehicles

2000's
Jaguar XKR 4.0 Convertible 2002 Reserved
In the present market, Jaguar’s XK provides a winning choice for customers who favour a prestige sports car with classic lines and modern handling. With a dwindling supply of mollycoddled examples available, pristine XK’s are becoming scarce. This is the one to hold, especially being the rarer ‘supercharged’ model which not only delivers phenomenal performance, but it has pleasing visual features such as bonnet louvers and a fine mesh frontal intake. The XKR mini boot spoiler and ten spoke alloy wheels are also attractive. Being a 2002, this has the later timing chain arrangement, so the factory recommended £1,700 upgrade is not necessary. We first purchased this car directly from the second owner who was acquainted with the first. It had always enjoyed the gentle life being one of numerous vehicles for the owner to choose from, hence the mileage was just 15,000. The third owner detailed the vehicle fastidiously and arranged for thorough protection to be carried out on the under-side after he purchased the vehicle from us in 2012. Lambs’ wool over rugs have been tailored for the car and the interior has been upgraded to brushed aluminium finishes to the instrument clusters, pedals and gear surround, so it looks fantastic against the dark veneers. With a current mileage of just 17,000 from new, we are delighted to have re- purchased the car only due to the owner’s present commitments overseas. The service file is enormous and contains bill copies back to new, original brochures and stamped service record. Finished in Platinum Silver with Charcoal Hide, this is a tremendous car.

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Daimler Super Eight 2006 £ 21, 750
This rare, very top of the range model has a firmly established market with those choosing complete luxury alongside the ultimate in super charged performance. We find these Daimlers attract customers seeking  a vehicle which surpasses even the most richly appointed Jaguar, and also those wishing to drive a more compact and discreet alternative to a Bentley or Rolls Royce. With just a few hundred cars produced in total, there is the appeal of rarity especially for low mileage examples. With rear folding business tables, built in dvd players to the head rests the cars  provide a special experience for passenger as well as driver. This particular example has the rarer individual back seats with electrical adjustment for maximum comfort. Finished In Indigo Blue with ‘ruched’ Cream Hide piped in Sable, there is a full main dealer service record with this car and a total mileage of just 45,000 since. New. Appointed agents HA Fox have just carried out a ‘health check’ inspection so there is peace of mind with this purchase.

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Jaguar Sovereign 2.7 TDi 2007 £ 19, 995
For devotees of Jaguar’s big XJ who see it as the ultimate British executive car, this represents one of the last opportunities to purchase a prime example of the traditional styled flagship saloon. The pedigree could hardly be better with just one owner from new who returned this Jaguar to Stratstone each year on time for servicing despite covering an extremely low mileage of just 14,000 since new. Being a Sovereign, this is top of the range for luxury and comfort, and as a standard wheelbase example, it will appeal for daily use. Finished in pearlescent Blue Prism with Walnut veneers, Ivory SE Rouched Hide piped Black with Black carpets, this has a sporty edge to match the impressive performance. In terms of condition, this is the most perfect example we have handled.

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Jaguar X Type 2.5 SE 2007 Reserved
Searching out a low mileage estate car with a sought after specification is a real challenge. Of all the cars on offer, this appears to be the lowest mileage automatic SE which has all the boxes ticked for desired options- full leather and the rarer AWD. As a 2.5, it is arguably the most refined and smooth engine option. These models are usually driven hard by demanding owners who favour their loading capacity, while this particular example was sourced by main Jaguar dealers Swain and Jones for the last owner who has looked after it very well. The mileage has clocked up just 38,000 since new with supporting bills and service record. Being so difficult to come by, we have prepared this car to showroom condition for the next owner to cherish. Finished in Emerald Green with Cashmere Hide

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Daimler Super Eight 2006 Reserved
The brief re- introduction of Daimler from 2005 resulted in just a few hundred examples of this exclusive brand being produced, and these were the ultimate version of the X350 line. This is a two owner example which has been maintained only by main dealers since new. It was most recently health checked and serviced in February. All bill copies are included in the history file .The condition of this vehicle needs to be seen to be appreciated- it looks, feels and drives factory fresh- incredible considering it has covered 82,000 miles. Even the Ivory piped upholstery seems to have escaped the ravages of time and use, and the lustre with its Indigo Blue coachwork would shame most two year old cars. As a February registered car this escapes the higher road tax, which is a worthwhile advantage. A superb car in every way.

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Jaguar X Type 2.5 AWD Sport Estate 2006 £ 3, 750
Supplied to the previous owner, we have taken this back in part exchange against a later example. Rarer and sought after with All Wheel Drive, this adds greatly to the practicality of this vehicle in all weathers and terrains. The car is very appealing with ‘sport’ specification which includes full leather. Finished in metallic Black with Black upholstery, this is a smart looking machine which is in great condition for the age. The mileage is 93,000 with a stamped service record and file of invoices- a new set of Pirelli tyres were recently fitted and the car is both newly serviced and thoroughly valeted.

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1990's
Jaguar Sovereign 3.2 1995 Reserved
The X300 was Jaguar’s final model to employ the trusty AJ16 six cylinder engine and these are appealing cars to own for both their style and ease of maintenance.  Twenty years on, the challenge is finding a superb example with a special history which has escaped the ravages of time. We originally purchased this X300 in 2007 from the first owner on the Isle of Man with just 8,000 miles covered and sold it to an enthusiast who has covered a further 20,000 miles bringing the total to just 28,000 miles from new. Being a top of the range Sovereign, this has the higher level of standard refinements and the attractive additional chrome work. Finished in Carnival Red with Oatmeal Leather, it is in one of the most sought after colour combinations.

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Jaguar XJ6 3.2 Sport 1997 £ 6, 995
The AJ16 engine has earned its favourable reputation for durability and ease of maintenance, though it was only fitted to the XJ saloon for three years in the X300. This ‘sport’ version with colour coded grille is a head turner in Antigua Blue with black window surrounds and ivory hand painted coach lines. The interior is immaculate with  Ivory Hide contrasting darkened veneers and black carpeting. This is a two owner example has been in the hands of the previous lady owner  since it was 18 months old. With just 35,000 miles covered since new, the condition of this car is truly amazing in all respects.

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1980's
Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 1985 £ 14, 995
The third and final generation of the classic, original XJ, this is the most useable choice as it offers a significant step forward with the level of equipment and refinements on board. As a top of the range Sovereign, this model has air conditioning, electric front seat adjusters, on board computer, pepperpot alloy wheels, electric sunroof, lambs’ wool over rugs and electrically adjustable mirrors. Significantly this particular car was produced in the post Leyland, John Egan era where the finishes are known to be better than with the earlier Series Three cars. We first purchased this example from a Volvo dealership six years ago where it had been traded in by the original owner with just 14,000 miles covered since new. We then offered it to long standing client who we knew would offer the best home. Since then the car has spent most of the time in the ideal storage environment of a Central London underground car park while the owner is overseas. At his instruction, we have started and driven the vehicle every few weeks during his absence. When used by its owner, the car has been driven mainly for longer, pleasure journeys within the UK and France. Reluctantly sold only due to the owner’s relocation, we have re- purchased the car with just 17,000 miles covered  from new. As a vehicle which has been used sparingly but consistently on the road from day one, its immaculate condition will meet the highest expectations. Finished in Regent Grey with Saville Grey Hide, this is a smart colour combination which is as fashionable today as it was back in the 1980’s.

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Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 1989 £ 6, 995
With designs of the Eighties having passed through their unloved phase, the crisp, defined lines of this model look elegant and distinctive against modern chunky designs. In its time. the XJ40’s chrome embellishment looked sparse against the preceding Series Three, but it now stands out as generous against later Jaguar models. As one of the first revised XJ40s, this signifies nothing but improvement- aside from a larger and smoother 4.0 superseding the 3.6 litre engine and switchable gearbox with relaxed and sport mode choices, the dash board was substantially revised and went back to traditional dials. We first purchased this supreme example in 2003 from the original lady owner when it had covered a warranted 11,000 miles- the car had spent most of the time stored in an underground car park in Knightsbridge. We sold the car on to the second owner from our stand at NEC, and re- purchased again  in 2007 with a mileage of 15,000. The third owner has brought the mileage up to just 29,000 and we have recently acquired  the vehicle once more.  As a Sovereign, this is top of the range with air conditioning, electric front seats, full leather, cruise control and alloy wheels. Finished in Bordeaux Red with Cream hide, this stands as one of the finest surviving examples and it has a verifiable history to support the very low mileage.

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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 1971 £ 22, 500
Importantly, this is a factory original manual with overdrive which is much rarer than automatic, and such cars are sought after by collectors who enjoy their impressive cruising capabilities. This must be close to the ultimate example with a researched history to support the recorded mileage of just 23,000. Indeed the lovely condition of its interior is a step back in time with its famously comfortable Slumberland seating virtually pristine, perfect carpeting and unspoilt veneers. Paintwork and chrome work  is in excellent condition. Finished in Navy Blue with Blue Grey ‘perforated’ leather, this is an extremely handsome example of the original XJ6 ‘Series One’ design.

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1960's
Jaguar S Type 3.4 1966 £ 22, 750
Offering the famously spirited drive of a 60’s Jaguar, but with considerable refinement over the Mk 2, this S Type delivers all the positives of its famous sibling, and more besides with increased leg room, reclining seats, improved heating and independent rear suspension. From the driver’s seat it is feast for the eyes from the exquisite wall to wall wooden dashboard to the leaping cat perched at the far end of its curvaceous front. This is the enthusiasts’ choice with the smoothest XK power unit and all synchromesh manual and overdrive transmission. While so many examples were being thrashed and abused in the 1970’s this was mollycoddled by its long term second owner who finally parted with it thirty years ago to ourselves. Having supplied the car to subsequent owners we are therefore able to verify its truly impressive distant and recent history. We first sold it to the son of the then President of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club and it went on to win concours events both with JDC and the newly formed JEC. In the early 1990’s the car was improved still further with a full engine rebuild by Marcus Barclay purely on a preventative basis. In 1992 the car was extensively photographed for a Classic and Sportscar feature including front cover. It was also awarded a certificate of excellence at the NEC Classic Motor Show.  In 1999, the car was purchased by Guy Salmon and displayed in their showroom for the launch of the re- born S Type before being sold back to us once again. Most recently, in 2014 the car was awarded Jaguar of the show with the last owner at Selkirk by sponsors Morris Leslie who still feature it on their web site. Having covered 75,000 miles since new, this retains remarkably straight, unmolested panel work and it was subject to a high quality repaint in recent years. Doors click shut beautifully as rebuilt cars never seem to. The interior is very original and excellent though new carpets were tailor made in keeping around ten years ago. This car drives confidently with much recent use including a run down from Scotland. This must surely be one of the most  finely presented utterly genuine examples to be found.

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OTHER MAKES
Rover P5 (MK 3) 1966 £ 14, 995
Last and most powerful of the super smooth 3 litres, this model benefits from the superior panel fit and trim quality of the BMC era cars. A desirable combination with automatic transmissions, power steering and the single chrome flash which carried forward to the P5B . The survival of this P5 is owed to its hibernation during the low value years of the 70’s and 80’s when most other P5’s were ruined with poor maintenance and lack of appreciation . Following its re-emergence from storage in the  1990’s, the car was photographed for a Practical Classics article which now proves the outstanding original condition of this vehicle. About five years ago, we prepared the car to the next level with a bare metal repaint to a high quality, and sympathetically detailing the wonderfully original engine compartment. Bright work is excellent and the interior remains in supple and excellent original order. The car has been enjoyed for weekend motoring and attending enthusiast events in recent times with its genuine mileage now standing at 56,000 since new. Finished in Pine Green with Moss Green Leather and complete with original under- dash tools and a lovely folder of paperwork going back to when it was new. Compared to other luxury classics, this elegant P5 seems good value.

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Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ghia 2006 Reserved
This is the most luxurious choice of the popular Mondeo in automatic with the 2 litre petrol engine and power steering. The plush Charcoal Grey velour interior is adorned with wood cappings and it feels a bit special. This example, finished in Silver has had just two owners from new- the last purchasing from a Ford main dealer in 2007. The mileage is warranted at just 60,000 and this is an exceptionally clean and genuine car which is virtually spotless outside, and immaculate inside. We received the car in part exchange directly from the owner.

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