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1966 Rover P5   Mk 3, 3.0 – 56,000 miles
1972 Jaguar XJ6  Very good, presentable example
1970 Triumph Stag  Two owners, 43,000 miles

 

We are exhibiting a selection of cars for sale at NEC Classic Motor Show from 14th – 16th November 2014

UK Registered Vehicles

2000's

Daimler Super Eight 2006 £ 23, 750
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
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 Reserved
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 Sovereign 4.0 2002 £ 8, 995 Reserved
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
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 1972 £ 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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Jaguar XJ6 4.2 1972 £ 6, 995 Reserved
Delivered new to Barclays Bank International, this car was sold on in the mid 70’s to the second owner who  kept it for approximately 20 years covering around 60,000 miles.  By then, this early XJ6 was a classic, so it was sold on to a specialist dealer who has supplied and maintained it for the last 17 years. In 2008 this car was featured in a highly complimentary Classic Car Weekly editorial piece which concluded  “A lovely example of this sporting saloon”  Having covered 10,000 miles since, this remains a prized and unmolested Jaguar which has now covered 107,000 miles. Finished in Warwick Grey with Cinnamon Leather upholstery, we have just purchased this car as part of a collection and find it to be remarkably solid- it has not been welded underneath and it drives very pleasantly indeed. The paintwork is in very good order and the interior is particularly fine belying both its age and mileage. Front head restraints, power glide electric windows, retracting rear safety belts and an electric aerial are sought after extras and additions. Ideal for an enthusiast who can continue to maintain and enjoy this very genuine and well cared for example.

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1960's
Jaguar Mark Two 3.4 1962 £ 29, 995
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 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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1950's

Jaguar XK150 1958 £ 79, 995
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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OTHER MAKES
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. This is the more sought after seven seater. 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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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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Austin Cambridge 1966 £ 9, 995 Reserved
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 with a comprehensive file dating from the original service book 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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