Imported from Italy in March 1997, then bought by its only owner in August of the same year, this very nice Suzuki GSX750E has had an easy life since, spending more of its time in a garage having bits done and being polished, than actually being ridden. Its last owner tells us that he hardly rode it at all in the last nine years, just getting it out on the road for the odd occasion, last MOTs were done in 2013 then 2018. He has however in that time, fitted stainless braided hoses to the brakes front and rear, a 4×1 Jama exhaust system, upgraded the ignition with new coils and leads, fitted a “Pingle” fuel tap so no more bothersome vacuum tap, sports seat, flat bars, crash bars and had the wheel rims plus the fork lower legs polished. As you can see he also had the bike painted into this rather unusual for a Suzuki, orange colour. The paint whether you like it or not, is bright and shiny and while not being factory finish is presentable enough if you want to leave it. Personally i think the colour is fine but it needs some original style graphics […]
Here in the UK the GSX1100SZ Katana was available only for a matter of a couple of years 1980 to 82, while in countries such as Japan the 1100 soldiered on for a couple more years, then in 1990/91 Suzuki did produce a further 400 to celebrate their 70th anniversary, thats how high esteem they held the “Big Kat” that it was chosen to represent Suzuki M/cs in this way and that was that. Nope! In 94 when Suzuki finished production of the smaller engine variants, they reintroduced the 1100 Kat, at the time it was also their most powerful production bike for their domestic market, it stayed in their model line upo until 2001 when finall and for the last time, production of the Big Kat finished. This bike is one of these late production bikes, produced in 1998 and shipped to the UK in 2000. It had the one importer trade owner through to 2003 when it was sold to its only private keeper since. She has looked after this bike beautifully, always dry storing it in the winter time and up keeping all its maintenance, backed up by its folder of invoices, hand written service history and […]
These have to be one of the most overlooked, even forgotten about, late 90s naked motorcycles around. Overshadowed by their all conquering sibling, the Bandit, they were only produced for 3 years so are a rare sight today! Strange as with a quoted 86bhp motor, 0 to 60 in just under 4 seconds, a six speed gearbox and a comfortable riding position they are a good bike but hey, who cares about all that! What it means is that you can grab a nice example like this with just over 30k on the clock for £2495. Can’t buy even a wreck of an FSIE for that!!
This rare coloured CBR900 Blade is in very nice condition throughout, it will be even nicer once its been cleaned but pictured as it arrived. While being a 96 model, it was first registered in 97 having been imported as a UK spec bike. We did a lot of that back then with the “Parallels”, source the bikes in Europe, import them and sell for 2 or 3 grand less in some cases, than the official imports. It was Honda that actually put a stop to it in the early 2000’s. Showing a low 31K miles on the clock and with its MOT history appearing to back this up. Unfortunately there is no history to back this up past a bill for its last service in 2019, prior to being put back on the road after being unused for a number of years. So as always we cannot warrant the mileage, you make your own mind up. Currently fitted with an aftermarket can, there is an original can to come with it that we are just waiting for it to be sent. Other than the exhaust can, the colour coded wheels, a set of mini indicators and a carbon fibre […]
Just arrived with us so waiting its valet and UK registration, is this very nice RD250C that benefits from being pretty much a one year, one market (Germany) model having the sought after wire wheels but with a rear brake disc instead of a drum brake. Looking pretty original on arrival the paint has been renwed and a new seat cover fitted. Otherwise apart from a few bits like new mirrors and levers it is pretty much as arrived. Showing the equivalent of 22500 miles, we have fitted a new MPH speedo but the odometer is untouched and will still record in KMs, looking at the rest of the cycle parts we believe this to be correct but as always cannot guarantee this. The motor starts more or less at first kick and clutch, brakes etc operate smoothly and again rare, one key fits all the locks. A couple of negatives are the rear grab handle to assist you getting it on the center stand is missing and the back of the seat does sit very slightly high until you press your hand down on it. No it is not a mint show bike hence not £7k going on some […]
This GS1000 “special” arrived with us as an unfinished project after a previous owner had spent a lot of time and effort getting it to that stage and then either ran out of time, money or enthusiasm, not sure which? Shame really as the work that had been carried out was of a high standard but we set about getting it finished and now are happy in the way it has turned out. As you can see by the pictures it has had the front suspension and wheels from a Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit, the wheels themselves are highly polished and fitted with “wavy “brake discs front and rear along with the Bandits brake callipers. The aftermarket, braced alloy rear swinging arm that has been fitted to allow the use of a 180 profile rear tyre is again highly polished and has concentric chain adjusters plus paddock stand bobbins. Up front the clocks have been replaced with a modern full LCD readout system which is now fully functioning and a set of Renthal bars have been fitted. Bodywork wise the paint has a very subtle gold fleck in it, which we mirrored when having the one off “bespoke” all metal single […]
Now with us is this very pretty and rare to find in black, 1990 5.3 V12 XJS Convertible. This car has benefited from a bare metal respray on the outside and new carpets, restored wood and reconolised leather on the inside. It’s been a Labour of love by it’s owner and now right when it just needs the final minor things to finish, he has to sell it due to personal circumstances. It drives very well (gearbox recently serviced) with no nasty bangs or rattles. Engine is smooth, sounds great out of the exhausts, shows great oil pressure and no signs of any problems. Brakes etc all function as designed but the abs light has come on since a new battery was fitted. The electric windows, locks and convertible roof all operate correctly. Coming with the car is a file of paperwork that has reciepts etc showing the work carried out over the years and there is a current mot through to October. Minor bits I know that need to be sorted, there may be others, are things like the light switches for the interior lights don’t appear to work and their small wood surround was lost when all the […]
Purchased by the current owner for a particular purpose, which has now not happened so is no longer required. This rare to find in LHD format Rav 4 has had an easy life being owned most of its life by one family and used at their French home. It was then part ex’d by them for a larger 4×4 and that was when the current owner purchased it. Outside is very good with no nasty damage just the odd mark here and there, its not new but very good all the same. Interior is excellent and has recently had an uprated stereo and a MPH readout fitted for more convenience when being used here in the UK. Mechanically it is very good and will have a fresh MOT, not that it has done hardly any miles since the last one, just sat unused. These great 4x4s are known for there reliability and often are seen with very high miles, with the equivelant of only 83000 miles on the clock this one has many miles left in it yet. So if you are looking for something LHD that will take you into Europe when we are allowed again, or for driving […]
Rumoured to be one of one, but definitely one of no more than a hand full of 996 Turbo Cabs in Guards Red and very striking is is too! This along with all the standard goodies, the other options that were chosen by its first owner moved its purchase price to £102,095.01 when new (mustn’t forget the penny!) in September 2004, things like the red stitching through out the full leather interior, cruise control, heated seats, 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, Porsche crests on the front head rests etc etc . Now i could go on about its 400 plus horse power turbo charged flat 6 motor, its almost seamless gear changing 5 speed tip-tronic gearbox or the prodigious grip its All Wheel Drive system gives but if you are reading this you know all that! Suffice to say this car has been looked after properly with a full history to 77k in its original owners wallet along with its other owners books. The service history is backed up with not just its service stamps but the invoices for its services and further maintenance in between. Its owner that we are selling the car for says […]
This great “bruiser” Suzuki was rare in its day and even rarer today. By using the GSXR1100 motor all be it with smaller carbs and softer cams and equiped with shaft drive, Suzuki made the GSX “G” a great all round bike, one that could tour effortlessly but when needed cover great distances at speed. After having been stood a while and on arriving with us we found it to be running poorly. The fault was traced to what is becoming more and more of a problem, the ethanol in our modern petrol had basically eaten the original carb floats plus the float level needles and seats!! So on top of the usual oil and filter change a new set of floats, needles and seats and a new set of spark plugs have all been fitted, now it runs properly! With just under 40K on the clock this good condition example would make a great every day classic or with a bit of work an unusual bike at a classic show. A whole lot of bike at not a lot of money in a world where a moped can be for sale at £10K!!
A superb condition example of a Will Cypha with very low mileage. Fully loaded as always with air conditioning, central locking, electric windows all round, electrically adjusted and folding mirrors, remote release for boot and fuel flap and digital dash. Speedo shows 51500 kms so 31000 miles and now fully converted to read in MPH from now. Based on a Toyota Yaris with the up-market VVTI engine coupled to an automatic gear box with overderive so giving excellent reliabitity and economy but lively performance. Road tax is £145 per year. So go on be different and dare to stand out from the crowd. Fully UK registered on an 03 plate and now with 4 new tyres and a fresh MOT through to july 2021
Well where do we start with this one? Back after the war when the Americans pulled out of the Philippines they left a raft of military equipment and vehicles behind them. Amongst it was a number of Willys jeeps, these soon became a status symbol amongst the locals but the climate, being what it is on an island in the middle of a sea, soon took its toll on the unprotected metal parts and they rusted away. The Philipino people who are very good at this sort of thing, started to produce various replacement panels to repair the original with culminating in full bodies being produced in steel. These also rust so the next step was to produce the bodies in 100% stainless steel which is what we have here. You have to say the skill involved in hand beating and bending panels to make these is truly amazing! This particular shell was purchased and then mounted onto a Daihatsu Sport Track 4×4 chassis and retains the full 4 wheel drive system, its 1600cc 16 valve engine and 5 speed box, this gives a crazy mix of Japanese engineering below a body that could of come out of the 1940s […]
Having been part of a personal collection since being taken in P/x against an Aston Martin the current owner of this lovely Jaguar has asked us to offer it for sale on his behalf while also saying he would be happy to p/x it against either a Porsche or a Ferrari which must be over 35 years old and a manual car, cash in either direction. Needing no introduction this 1994 XJS Convertible is powered by what is probably one of the best engines to find its way under that long bonnet, the 6.0 Litre V12. On the road they do not come much smoother, silky power accompanied by a lovely exhaust note and a smooth changing automatic gearbox, a wonderful GT car made to just chew up the miles which is exactly what the owner before him used the car for, trips to his home in France, bringing the car back once a year to have it serviced and so maintaining its service history. Generally the body work is excellent with just the odd imperfection here and there, it is 26 years old and not a restored car after all. Inside is very well appointed and in again excellent […]
Having spent the last decade in personal collections, now only on sale as its current owner has had a change in direction for his collection, this superb example of one of BMWs greats comes with the most comprehensive history files I have seen. It appears to have every service receipt, repair bill, old MOT certificates, old tax discs (copies) and even a blow by blow ledger of when, why and how much spent on it! Alongside this there is its original fully stamped up service booklet and original owners handbooks, all in the correct BMW wallet. You can spend thousands restoring a car but you just cannot buy this sort of history. If you are reading this I really do not think you need to be told about these wonderful cars! So unlike todays cars that you have to read a badge to know what it is, these “Shark nose” BMs are instantly recognisable with the M6 being the top of the pack. They have a presence on the road that set them apart. In lovely all round condition and driving accordingly, its current owner has asked me to mention that he would look to take a pre-87 Porsche or […]