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1986 Jaguar XJS V12 Cabriolet  45,000 miles

1971 Jaguar XJ6 4.2  Just 23,000 miles

1966 Rover P5  (Mk 3)  55,000 miles


 

UK Registered Vehicles

2000's
Jaguar XF Portfolio 2012 (62) £ 26, 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 £ 22, 995
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 XJ8 Executive SE 2002 £ 7, 500
Last of the XJ shape with traditionally curvaceous styling features which Jaguar are famous for- this must surely be a classic in the making. The final X308 run were ‘special  equipment’ (SE) with wood rim wheel, parking sensors, chrome window surrounds, cup holder, interior piping etc and these will be sought after for their plush finishes and extra luxurious touches. As a 2002, this has the steel liners and later timing chain tensioners. Today, the model represents startlingly good value, though few are available with a decent provenance, especially with this late superior specification. This car was traded in with Jaguar by the second owner and it has covered 58,000 supported by a service history including bill copies. A main dealer inspection has just been carried out with an extremely favourable report. Finished in Mistral Blue with Ivory Hide piped in Sable, this is an exceptionally clean and beautifully presented car.

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1990's
1980's
Jaguar XJS V12 HE Convertible 1988 £ 18, 995
Undervalued for some years, prime examples of the XJS have started to be noticed, though they are still tremendous value compared to preceding convertible models such as the E Type and XK. The V12 ‘Higher Efficiency’ engine delivers ultra- smooth, exhilarating performance while the legendary ride quality can still shame many modern cars. This is a stylish, useable drivers’ car with air conditioning, heated seats, cruise control and electric hood. Finished in Westminster Blue with Cream Hide,  a top drawer car with just 30,000 miles covered since new, and very good supporting history including much recent expenditure mainly on a precautionary basis for the fastidious owner. Definitely one of the best of its kind  £18,995

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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 1977 £13, 995
A special factory order from new in Yellow Gold with Black hide, we have known this car for twenty plus years when we started servicing and maintaining it for the original owner. At that time it had covered just 15,000 miles. We eventually purchased the Jaguar and sold it on to the second  in 2003 and then again to the third owner in 2010. This striking an extremely unusual Jaguar  has been exhibited at NEC Classic Motor Show and featured in Jaguar Enthusiast magazine- it must surely be unique.. This car has never been subjected to heavy use, though it has been driven more regularly in recent year; yet still the present mileage is just 21,000 since new. Having been the sole dealer to handle the sale of this car after it was delivered new we are pleased to offer this exceptionally well cared for, very low mileage example once again.

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1960's
Jaguar Mk 2 3.4 1967 £ 49, 995
This unique specimen was discovered with the original purchasing family and a warranted low mileage of just 8,000 (Eight Thousand) since new. Little used for a great many years, in recent months this very special classic Jaguar has been carefully reawakened with the replacement of perishables, bushes etc which would have hardened and cracked over the years. The car has been tested over 800 miles with its recorded mileage now standing at just over 9,000. The cosmetic side has been lovingly detailed whilst being careful not to spoil the extreme originality which this Jaguar possesses. As one of the last with classic deep bumpers this has the all synchromesh manual gearbox and overdrive. Finished in Old English White with Red upholstery, the Mk 2 looks correct in these popular period colours. With larger engine cars usually driven to high mileage, it is astonishing that such an example even exists and it would make a worthy addition to the finest of car collections.

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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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Daimler V8250 1968 £22, 500 Reserved
This car was sold new to friends of the family who we met in 1976, so it’s history has been known personally for nearly forty years. We purchased the Daimler fifteen years ago shortly after the first owner had passed away and carried out a back to metal repaint. The very well preserved interior was and remains  extremely original with the exception of replacement carpets which were properly tailored to the vehicle and now blend in beautifully with the original finishes. Any time worn mechanical items were renewed by Ken Bell. We sold the Daimler on to the second owner, a JEC enthusiast who has continued to maintain the car fastidiously and we have  just re- acquired it directly from this gentleman with its history and provenance maintained.  There is an impressive file containing the service book which has been stamped and filled in through the decades plus a file of related paperwork. The mileage is warranted at 60,000 as the total from new. The specification to which this car was ordered new is very desirable with the later Borg Warner automatic gearbox and power steering which was a factory option. Finished In immaculate Dark Blue with Light Grey hide, this is a lovely example with  low mileage and just two owners.

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OTHER MAKES
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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