CARS WANTED FOR SPECIFIC CLIENTS

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/ Bentley S1/2/3. Must be a top car

Jaguar XK120/40/40 any model. Original or superb restored, but not heavily modified

Rover P5B Coupe or Saloon. Low mileage- very good car

Austin Healey Sprite- Frogeye model. Top quality or sound, unmodified car to refurbish

 ARRIVING SHORTLY

1934 Rolls Royce 25/30- 45,000 miles- very elegant

1966 Austin Cambridge- 34,000 miles with fsh

1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 Veloce- 59,000 miles with lots of history

 

UK Registered Vehicles
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 XJ6 3.0 Sport 2003 £ 10, 750
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 and only private 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. 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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1990's

Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible 1996 £ 18, 995
This is a well-known car to us having supplied it previously and we are delighted to offer it again with just 47,000 miles covered since new and a superb service record stamped throughout the book and with a huge folder of history. As one of the very last, a coveted ‘celebration’ model, this is the XJS to choose with its more luxurious trim shown to full potential with the hood down. The wood veneers, half wood wheel, Cream ‘autolux’ piped leather with stylish monograms are all in cherished condition. Body wise and underneath the car is beautifully kept and its Carnival Red paintwork is excellent.
Under the bonnet it is in show condition, and this last of line model uniquely features the smoothest and most refined AJ16 engine which adds to the appeal. A very driveable, useable and easily maintained classic sports car which is widely considered to be a sleeper and currently undervalued.  Attractive and appropriate ‘XJS’ registration number stays with the car. As ever, it pays to buy the best.

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Jaguar XJS 4.0 Convertible 1996 £ 18, 995
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
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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1960's
1950's
OTHER MAKES
Honda NSX 1991 £ 29, 995 Reserved
Exceptionally advanced at the time of their launch, this mid-engine, aluminium bodied supercar was to earn its credibility with performance, handling and visual appeal to seriously rival the established names. The NSX offered reliability and affordable maintenance costs which were advantages not usually associated with such exotic designs . From Pininfarina’s early consultations over style to the late Ayrton Senna’s input regarding handling, every aspect of the car’s development was scrutinised by experts in the field.  Even so, it is vital to select an NSX which benefits from the comfort of a traceable history and the presence of a decent service record. This example would be difficult to find again having been in the ownership of one family (father and son) for the past fifteen years.  The service pack includes a stamped record, sundry bills and appropriate paperwork along with a Honda main dealer inspection and service having just been carried out. The distinctive special registration number ‘H100 NSX’ was assigned to this UK supplied car from new. Finished in Aluminium Silver with Black Hide and ordered with automatic transmission.  This is a show stopper- a genuinely cherished example which was exhibited at the NEC Classic Motor Show last November. With publicity over the expected re- birth of NSX, this is likely to encourage a new generation of followers which could easily reflect increased desirability for the already well regarded original. 

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Triumph TR4 1965 £ 27, 500 Reserved
With bags of personality, the Michelotti styled TR4 is an ever sought after 'wind in the hair' sports car which is tremendous fun to use, and an easily maintained, maneageable drive 
With its optional and most desirable Surrey Top arrangement, this provides an easily interchangeable option of enclosed or fresh air motoring, so it is practical and enjoyable in all seasons. The TR4's are a 
popular car to rebuild, so many survive,  but largely original, low mileage examples are much, much rarer. Along with an impressive file of paperwork dating back to 
the early years, this car has a fascinating and highly unusual record of its  life with photographs in the driveway of the original owner taken when it was less than a week old, photographed again in a 
Sotheby's auction catalogue from 1978 when the car was entered as a 'young classic' and sold to the second owner at 28,000 miles. There are more photographs from the late 1970's/ early 1980's at t
he home of the second owner, and a further selection of prints 'as found' when the car re-emerged decades later as a 'time warp' from long term storage with the third owner. 
In more recent years, the car has returned to the road and been used more extensively with further photographs in the file of the car being enjoyed on long distance rallies, club runs etc.
We were delighted to purchase this amazingly solid and unspoilt TR last year, and have undertaken a thorough, but extremely sympathetic refurbishment to restore it to show condition including re- chrome, 
back to metal repaint in its original Jet Black (with more photographs for the file), engine and boot compartment preparation. 
The dashboard fascia has been removed and repainted properly, instruments individually cleaned, carpets replaced, but the Cherry Red, piped upholstery thankfully responded to a thorough 
and time consuming rejuvenation with cleaning and minimal localised repair work. With a mileage of just 47,000 since new and its original service record, such a sharp, authentic example of this 
famously rugged sports car is a unique purchasing opportunity
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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 1976 £ 19, 995
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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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 1975 £18, 995 Reserved
Finished in Caribbean Blue with St James Hide, the amazing history with this late, ‘flared arch’ model spans from the original build sheet copies to a file of maintenance records dating back to the very early years right up to the present with respected specialists such as Royce Engineering and Frank Dale. In 2007, this car had a staggering £24,000 spent with Royce to ensure it could be reliably used daily for the next owner who has enjoyed 10,000 miles behind the wheel. This brings the total, warranted mileage of this beautiful example to just 53,000 since new. The sum of £2,000 has just been spent at Frank Dale to bring the maintenance up to date. The bodywork and chrome are lovely, its leather interior, wood finishes and lambs’ wool over rugs reflect low mileage, careful ownership and the engine compartment has just been prepared to show condition. Offering tremendous value, this fine example must be seen and driven to be appreciated.

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Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 Veloce 1974 £ 18, 995
Survivors of these open top classics are restored and rebuilt to varying standards, but cars with provenance are an exceedingly rare commodity. This UK supplied original right hand drive changed hands to the second owner in 1977 and remained with him for twenty years. From the original purchase receipt, past MOT certificates and servicing invoices these are testament to a car which was diligently maintained during the years when many were deteriorating. Interestingly, the owner refers to his beloved Alfa as a ‘classic car’ in correspondence dated twenty six years ago!  The third owner took possession of the car at 49,000 miles and quickly covered a further 10,000 including overseas touring. He also sprayed the car red, which was a regretted decision, so shortly afterwards, the car was stripped back to metal and painted properly in its original Silver, detailed to an extraordinarily high standard by the owner and then stored away for keepsake. With 59,000 miles covered since new, this beautifully kept example has recently returned to the road receiving mechanical and perishable replacements and it is driving beautifully. The Black interior is largely original and immaculate, the bright work is pristine and the engine compartment is stunning. The lovely straight panel work and immaculately preserved paint finish has responded to a professional machine burnish and it absolutely gleams.

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MG Midget Mk 111 1967 £ 17, 995 Reserved
We are delighted to offer an unrivalled example of this iconic small British sports car. With a known and well recorded history, this 38,000 mile car was sold to the previous owner as a completely straight and un-rusted original car which was driving beautifully. Yet still, as a labour of love, this last owner decided upon a thorough, but very sympathetic refurbishment  of age tarnished finishes and the result is a car which looks and drives like a new showroom Midget, and one which possesses perfect door gaps and straightness of panel work which even the most competent restorations struggle to reproduce. The engine and gearbox were removed, rebuilt and detailed to concours, while the other components and compartment itself were painstakingly restored. Underneath the car is superb, and the entire upper bodywork received a ‘better than new’ standard of repaint. Although re-carpeted, the mint condition of the upholstery is almost as it left the factory, the crackle effect dash and instruments are mint and the hood is excellent.  As one of the last produced in the original, most characterful body shape, this benefits from the larger 1273cc engine and the convenience of wind up windows and external door handles. Finished in Basilica Blue with Black trim, this near perfect example must be the very best on offer.

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Rover 75 1948 £ 14, 500
Last of the P3 in its more powerful six cylinder form, this is most sought after in the immediate post war shape- a design which had been little changed since the introduction of the similar, but slightly more compact P2. This Rover was the property of one family in Haslemere, Surrey for the first thirty years, then it passed to careful, appreciative owners. In the late 1990’s a very good quality re-paint was carried out in the original Black, which has mellowed nicely and complements excellent bright work, hand painted coach lines and a remarkably original Maroon Red interior with lovely patina. Features such as the under- dash tool tray are present and the rear privacy blind still operates by cords. An engine rebuild was carried out with proper receipts in the late 1990’s around 10,000 miles ago bringing the total mileage of this vehicle to just 56,000 since new. This Rover drives as it should and is a pleasure to experience, a delightfully undisturbed and clearly loved example which is an extremely appealing car for the enthusiast.

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Land Rover Freelander GS TD4 2008 £ 13, 995
From the condition of this ‘one lady owner’ example, it has clearly received gentle use over the 32,000 miles covered since new- rare for its type , as many SUV’s face demanding roles as working vehicles . There is a stamped  history the whole way through and the benefit of a recent service, MOT and brand new Goodyear tyres all round. This is the second generation model in a current shape with automatic transmission and the 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine. Finished in Metallic Silver with privacy glass to the rear, immaculate Charcoal upholstery and pristine black carpets protected from new with mats.

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Lexus SC430 2002 £ 8, 500 Reserved
The S430’s  distinctive retro look received some nautical influence after its designers studied the design of yachts on The French Riviera to gain inspiration. The trump card was this car’s ability to convert itself from a refined and handsome touring coupe to a gorgeous, uncompromised convertible in just 24 seconds at the flick of a switch- the aluminium roof stowed away neatly in the luggage compartment. Finished in Jet Black with Cream Leather upholstery, Bids Eye Maple Veneers and a Mark Levinson sound system this is an extremely clean, cared for example which has covered 68,000 miles. There are two registered owners.

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