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1989 Jaguar Sovereign 4.0  Just 29,000 miles from new


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Daimler Super 8 2008 £ 28, 750
With just a handful of the re- born post ’05 ‘aluminium’ cars coming to the market each year, it is  rarer still to see the very last X358 version which is instantly recognised by deeper bumpers, vertical chrome wing flashes and smart air intake cutaways with shiny mesh inserts. Add to this the kudos of owning one of the very last of line Daimlers which has been with the same family since new, a very low mileage of 31,000 documented by annual services and the word unrepeatable must surely apply. Finished in an exquisite modern colour combination of Silversand with Cream perforated Leather piped in Sable, this car is of immaculate presentation and has just had its seventh service carried out by a main dealer. The car also comes with their independent ‘health check’ report for extra peace of mind.  Very last of the traditionally styled XJ in its most exclusive form, this super charged modern classic  is the perfect choice for ultra- luxurious business and pleasure motoring.

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Jaguar XF Portfolio 2012 (62) £ 27, 995
Independent press road tests hailed the 2.2 Litre turbo diesel engine mated to the eight speed automatic transmission as a package the XF should have had from the outset, and the smoothness, power delivery, and economy demonstrates the point. As a ‘Portfolio’ this is King of the range, and it carried a hefty price premium as a new car. Enticing  luxuries include, but are not limited to memory power mirrors, reversing camera, front and rear park aids, Bowers and Wilkins 1200W music system, heated/ cooled front seats, rain sensitive wipers, navigation and. Bluetooth connectivity.  Two years on, with just one owner, 19,000 miles covered and the benefit of a balance of warranty with free servicing next year, this is a tempting proposition and seriously attractive  against the greater number of more basic examples on the market. Finished in Lunar Grey with soft grain Ivory Hide piped in Oyster with suede cloth premium head lining , the car is presented to an immaculate standard and has just recently received the benefit of brand new tyres all round.

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Daimler Super Eight 2006 £ 23, 750 Reserved
This prestigious manufacturer was revived in 2005 with just a few hundred cars being ordered by discerning customers who were willing to pay a premium to be behind the wheel of the very best of its kind. These flagship models were equipped with the highest level of equipment with supercharged performance delivering breath-taking performance in supreme luxury. With comfort in mind for passengers, front and rear electrically adjustable seating in the finest embossed hide incorporated folding business tables, dvd screens and premium sound systems. There were both electric rear and retractable side privacy blinds. The cars were distinguished externally by traditional fluted chrome embellishment and multi- spoke wheels. This example was first retained by Jaguar before selling on to the first and only private owner who has seen the car serviced eight times by the same main dealer. The mileage has recently clicked over 40,000 and a main dealer health check and main dealer warranty are included in the purchase price. New tyres have been fitted all round.  Finished in Liquid Silver with  Charcoal Black Hide, this is an extremely handsome motor car which is becoming rarer to find, especially with low mileage.

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Jaguar XK8 Convertible 2005 £ 19, 995 Reserved
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 2004 £ 13, 995 Reserved
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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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 £ 14, 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 £ 13, 995
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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Jaguar XJ6  2.8 1972 £ 5, 995 Reserved
Finished in Sable with Cinnamon Leather we are pleased to offer this extremely tidy example which looks well in all respects. As a late 2.8 litre, this has the benefit of strengthened pistons. The car was nicely repainted approximately six years ago, and has a very presentable and inviting interior. It drives well on the road with a quiet engine, smooth gearbox changes and a silent differential. The brakes and steering operate well without  any discernible play or judder which is often apparent on elderly Jaguars, and this car looks well maintained underneath. The engine compartment itself is amazingly clean and could easily be prepared for show. The present owner has used the car for a regular 100 mile run and it has proved to be utterly reliable. Whilst we would not describe this car as a pristine example, it is very respectable order and looks well on the road. As a ‘turn the key and go’  proposition, it is attractive at its price.

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Jaguar Mark Two 3.4 1962 £ 29, 995 Reserved
With manual and overdrive transmission, this iconic sports saloon could overtake almost anything on the road as the motorway era dawned, and the ‘Mk 2’ was one of the most admired motor cars of the 1960’s. With curvaceous lines bearing more than a little resemblance to the XK sports car, and one of Jaguar’s typically sumptuous interiors, the finest big engine Mk 2’s seem relatively undervalued. This low ownership example has escaped the ravages of time with little and careful use over the decades until it was disposed of by the family of its long term custodian approximately four years ago. Since then the car has been brought back to peak condition with a high quality repaint in its original Mist Grey colour, detailing of the engine compartment and refurbishment of some bright work-while the remainder is near perfect and original. Its Red leather is in very good original condition and has been meticulously fed to restore the supple feel. Carpets, wool cloth lining and door panels are superb originals while the woodwork is truly excellent with an authentic and not overly glossy finish. We sourced this vehicle for a client in early 2012 and it was then thoroughly appraised by Ken Bell. As a result of recommendations, approximately £8,000 has been spent renewing perishables plus a proper chrome wire wheel conversion with new tyres. Since then , the car has been enjoyed  for distance touring and it returns to the market in immaculate order.

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Jaguar Mk 2 2.4 1960 £ 24, 995
The first owners, father and son retained this remarkably original example until 2005 when shortly afterwards it was put away in a small investment collection. We purchased the car in 2011 finding it to be in a wonderfully fine, untouched condition but needing  sympathetic re-commissioning in some areas. We carefully stripped the vehicle back to bare metal and repainted it to a worthy standard. Its engine compartment was left with the original rust proofing finish as specified when the car was new, though we had the engine itself finely detailed to show condition. The interior was, and remains astonishingly supple and pretty much as it left the factory- a true time capsule and quite lovely. Mechanically, the car had re-commissioning of perishables carried out as necessary to return it to reliable, regular use. Reassuringly, almost 3,000 miles has been covered  since 2011 bringing the total mileage to 34,000 since new. The clutch was renewed last year , an ‘engine out’ undertaking and the tyres have been replaced with correct ‘vintage’ replicas. As a very early car, its survival in this condition is all the more unusual with both the original dateless number plate and recessed sun visors adding appeal for the enthusiast. Finished in period colours Pearl Grey with Red Leather, there is an impressive history file to accompany this Jaguar including much interesting early paperwork. There are so few Mk 2’s which look, smell, feel and drive the way they did in the day, and this will appeal to the buyer who appreciates the difference.

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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 XK150 1958 £ 79, 995 Reserved
The XK defines classic automotive design, and the XK150 marked the final development of this much loved sports car. The model adapted  perfectly to its bolder chrome and higher waistline with the more spacious interior being a positive advantage. Braking efficiency was revolutionised with the fitting of disc brakes.  We are pleased to offer one of the most original and low mileage survivors which has been cosseted by a fastidious collector for the past ten years. Prepared for show to exacting standards, this car has also toured 11,000 miles during the last ten years to UK and overseas motoring events, thus  bringing the total mileage to 38,000 since new. To experience this car is like a step back in time with an  exceptionally well preserved original interior showing  an attractive hint of patina with the original leather, carpets, door panels and fascia in astonishingly fine order. Behind the wheel, this manual with overdrive model feels like  a much younger sports car due to the high level of maintenance and regular long distance use. Modifications are minimal and discreet and do not detract from the authentic driving experience. The paintwork is generally excellent and the bright work close to perfect. The engine compartment is of prize winning quality, with the utmost respect to originality. Finished in Mist Grey with Navy Leather, this car has the bonus of a valuable, original registration number HEE 99 which is an investment in itself. There is a big history file which includes early paperwork. This car is just lovely.

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BMW X5 35D Sport 2009 £ 29, 995
Known as the E70, this is an exceptionally high specification example of the popular, well respected and luxurious ‘sport activity vehicle’ offered by prestigious manufacturer, BMW. Finished in Space Grey with Camel Nevada Hide upholstery, BMW’s original order form confirms £17,000 worth of extras were specified new including but not limited to media package, navigation, sport suspension, spoke alloy wheels, towing package, soft closing doors and roof rack. The second owner purchased this immaculate vehicle when it was just six months old and it has now covered 31,000 miles in total from new. All bill copies, original sale order and sundry paperwork has been kept along with the stamped service record indicating that full main dealership history has been adhered to. Superb order throughout with a notably pristine interior.

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Triumph Stag 1970 £ 16, 750
Ordered from Triumph’s stand at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1970, this Stag was delivered to its first owner on The Isle of Man four weeks later and believed to be the first sold to the island .  Finished in Ermine White with Tan interior, It was admired by a fellow resident who eventually became the car’s second owner from 1976. This gentleman has treasured the ever car since preserving its originality , and although the Stag became surplus to requirements some time ago, it was retained by the owner for sentimental reasons. Even so, the car was not stored, but used by the owner solely as a conveyance to collect his morning newspaper from a local shop. We purchased the car directly from the owner and have had it appraised by a Stag specialist. As testament to this car’s condition, the underside is superb and original yet it has never received any rust proofing  other than the standard preparations at the time of manufacture. We have carefully bare metal stripped the original White paintwork only due to minor abrasions received over the years, and re- painted the car to a very high quality. The original Tan interior, hood and bright work has been revived with little more than thorough valeting  needed to restore it to show condition. A rare opportunity to purchase a completely genuine, unmodified example sympathetically prepared to show condition with automatic transmission and power steering. The car is now UK main land registered with a V5C and age related registration. The mileage is warranted at just 43,000 since new and the car has lovely early paperwork including the sales invoice and service book.

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Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 1981 £ 13, 995 Reserved
The 107 sports is a famously practical everyday classic with timeless looks and legendary build quality; it is an immensely popular choice and low mileage examples are becoming thin on the ground. Last of the rarer Coupes, this car was registered in the final twelve weeks of production. The specification is ideal for today’s expectations with the desirable factory extra of an electric sunroof which is of a generous proportion and introduces a real open air feel to the interior. This car also benefits from factory fitted air conditioning and alloy wheels, proper Mercedes over carpets, tools and first aid kit in its original wrapping. The car has an electric ariel and an expensive Alpine sound system discreetly installed with a wooden effect front matched to the dashboard.  There is an amazingly complete service record with this car- a stamped booklet and  file of bills from its early life to present. Most of the maintenance (including recent) has been with Mercedes Benz main dealers so the quality of workmanship is assured. The mileage is warranted at 48,000 since new. Interestingly, the original dealer sale invoices to all three owners is present in the history file.  Finished in Metallic Champagne with extra cost option Brazil Velour,  this is an immaculate example.

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Rover P5 Saloon 1966 £ 12, 995 Reserved
The super smooth ‘Mk 3’ was the most refined and well equipped 3 Litre, and this car was produced in the BMC days when P5 quality was most deserving of its reputation. With automatic transmission and power steering, this car offers the most attractive specification. Finished in Pine Green with Suede Green Hide seating and head restraints, this timeless colour combination is just as appealing today as it was back in the 1960’s . As a beautifully preserved example and correct in detail, the car was featured extensively in a Practical Classics magazine article on P5 Rovers in 2002  so its cherished condition is verified by these photographs. We first knew this car five years ago and treated it to a back to metal strip and repaint to a high quality which was only necessary due to understandable age tarnishing and too much polishing!  This  investment in the car’s future was justified by the car’s interior which was and remains  outstandingly supple with original carpets, leather, door panels and headlining  in near pristine original condition. The chrome and wood is excellent.  There is an impressive and interesting file with history back to the beginning and the mileage of 56,000 is genuine. This is an extremely pleasant car to handle and surprisingly nippy  on the move.  With such luxury, space, and ease of maintenance, this could be the  perfect choice for enjoyable weekend excursions.

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Morris Mini 1000 1972 £ 8, 995
Once a plentiful sight, the revised MK 3 Mini was a ‘first car’ to many in the 1970’s who will remember them with great affection. Most have disappeared, but this cheery bright Flame Red example survived in beautiful condition with three owners through the years, and a big file of paperwork dating back to when the car was current. Astoundingly original and almost untouched cosmetically over the years, a thorough re-commissioning has been carried out to a very high standard including back to metal repaint, removal of engine for show preparation of the unit, its ancillaries and the flitch panels. Chrome work is almost perfect- a mixture of original and brand new ‘old stock’ replacement bumpers and grille which were wisely acquired by a previous owner some years ago and came with the vehicle in original wrapping. The Black interior has required little more than a clean and this Mini drives as it should. The mileage is 39,000 since new which the documentation supports.

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