Just arrived with us (awaiting a valet in the pictures) is this superb 2003 Chevrolet SS-R Truck, with just under 39000 miles on the clock. First shown as a concept in 2000 then with a very short production run spanning from 2003 to 2006, total produced of this now Cult status truck was under 25000, the majority of which never left the USA, making this a rare sight here in the UK. First launched with the 5.3 liter Vortec V8 engine, 6.0 LS2 in the last years, they were never exactly all show and no go, like so many other “Concept styled” cars of this era. Here was a fully convertible truck that actually sounded and went like it looked, but this was still not enough for some and very soon after launch you could opt for a dealer fitted “Radix SSR” Supercharger kit that produced a claimed 6psi of boost and upped the horse power a further 100 to the 400 hp mark, while also producing another 100+ lb/ft of grunt and yep, this truck has exactly that under the hood. The bright yellow body work is in excellent order apart from the top surface of the rear spoiler […]
Considering this superb 1991 Mercedes 190D has not been restored, its general condition is outstanding! First registered in November 1991 its one and only registered keeper change came in January 1994 and that gent owned it until with age increasing and being over 80, his bad leg just would not let him drive a manual car any more so an equally, in fact probably more painful decision was taken to sell his “Merc”. To say this car has been well maintained would be an understatement, every one of its 194 thousand miles are documented in its service book by Mercedes and when the book ran out of room, a separate section was added, even the renewal of brake fluid and coolant sections are fully stamped up, you just can’t buy this history! The diesel motor under the bonnet sounds like it is just been run in, starts easily and with no untoward rattles or smoke. Mechanically this car feels excellent throughout. Gearbox works smoothly, clutch engages correctly and being a 5 speed manual, makes the most of the engine with well-spaced ratios. Brakes etc are all excellent. We all know that the 190s build quality is second to none and […]
Just arrived here in the UK with a friend of ours is this stunning and very very rare Italian but Right Hand Drive 1960 Lancia Flaminia Coupe Pininfarina. Lovely history and provenance as follows: Car was purchased from its current owner in Milan. Being one of only 143 produced in original Right Hand Drive form, so exceptionally rare. It was originally ordered through the Lancia dealers SAICAR of Milan for its first owner, Snr Paolo Sanguineti of Torino who owned a major publishing house in Milan. In the early 2000s when Snr Sanguineti died, ownership passed to his wife & son. It was after this time that it went to Carlo Cappa of Milan a renowned Lancia specialist to be mechanically refreshed (as proven by the plaque fitted to the front grill) then onto its next owner. Still in its original exterior “Grigio Albany” colour, although that has been refreshed many years ago as proven by the pictures used when it was listed on the Registro Storico Lancia & at the ACI in 1990,showing the car is still in the same condition today! Inside is superb with its stunning conditioned, original “Pelle Marrone” leather interior that has aged beautifully. Roof […]
Some times when people build a truck, car or” Hot Rod” they just get it right, this 1955 Ford F100 Step Side is one of those, from the way it sits to the way it sounds, its just well, “right”. Built in the States and shipped here to the UK in 2014, it had a previous owner before its current owner. Between them the took it up another notch, nothing particularly major as it was already a lovely truck, just added some more finishing touches like the newly fully refurbished interior including the bench seat with “Bentley style” stitching, new carpets and sun visors plus a full alloy billet accessory pack . There is also a fully working heater and hidden 4 speaker stereo, attached along with the 5 clock Dolphin billet gauges and all the other electrics, to a new wiring loom. Under the hood, which is as clean as the rest of the body work is the favoured choice, a 350 Small Block Chevy lump with Edelbrock intake manifold and new 1406 electric choke carb, Mallory ignition, exhaust headers attached to a bespoke, hand crafted, exhaust system and a tasteful alloy billet dress up kit. You will also […]
Available in Spain is this very nice LHD 1998 Wrangler “TJ”. Owned and used personally by our colleague out there and now only for sale as his family has outgrown it. Described by him as being in nice condition, good enough for everyday use but not so that you are scared to have some fun in it over the bumpy stuff. Powered by a 2.5 litre petrol engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox and 249K kilometres on the clock, all in good working order. Interior is good with just some minor signs of usage, it is 20 years old after all! And the car has a current Spanish ITV on it until December 2019. Please have a good look at the pictures and any further questions please ask. Situated 100 kms inland from Bilbao so an easy drive if you want to view it and drive it home or transport can be arranged (£750 apx to the UK). NOTE: Due to the increase in web security on most servers, please after sending an enquiry either place our email email@example.com in your address book or check your spam box, as we are getting many reports of our replies not being […]
With less than 90K showing on the clock this BMW 535I has spent most of the last decade sat unused in a garage that, its originality, plus the low miles has contributed to marking it as a true “survivor”. By looking at its history we can see it was first PDI’d for sale December 1996 then collected January 1997 making this a very early V8 powered car. Running through the history it had other 3 keepers before settling with one family from 2008 till now. All the history which is made up with a printed out BMW service sheet then other invoices, HPI reports and just about all its MOTs, seems to point to the mileage being correct ,the lack of wear to the leather seat bolsters is another, but as always we can never guarantee mileages. Bodywork is very good with only the odd soft dent and as you can see in the pictures, presents well (Note: Pictures taken on day of arrival so pre valet, it will only look nicer). Interior is excellent with the up market OBC optioned dash and stereo system, lovely soft virtually unmarked leather seating, wood inlays, rear sun blind/privacy screen, air con so […]
UPDATE: The current owner’s son has just managed to find the paperwork for this Jeep. This is a two registered owner car from new (not been put in current owners name). The first lady owner had it 20 years and it was always serviced by the suppling dealer right up to when she sold it in year 2000. It has a full set of owners books complete with its warranty card all in the original wallet. The service book is full and stamped up to 72879, then there are various receipts amongst the wad of old MOTs etc. All this just makes this great find even more desirable. When was the last time you saw one of these? A Suzuki 410 is a rare sight at the best of time, but as a “hard top” they seem to of more or less disappeared with those that are left mainly to be found wallowing around up to their raised axles in mud, being so popular with the Off- road fraternity. This very straight and tidy example was purchased by a father and son combo as a bit of a project, having basically been tucked away in a garage for most of […]
Being launched in March 1996 and being first registered in November 1996, makes this beautiful “big cat” one of the first of the breed. Still with only 87k on the clock and a history to back it up, that lovely 4.0l V8 under its long bonnet (The XK being the first in Jaguars range to receive the new AJ8 motor) is as sweet today as the day it was built and if you are reading this you will know how good these engines are and don’t need me to say much more. The automatic gearbox with its “semi-automatic” mode functions smoothly and all the other mechanics operate correctly. Inside is what you expect from a Jag. Acres of leather and wood faced dash, with all the toys of the time, but not in your face, classy. These cars do not shout at you from the roof tops just get on with the job. Making them not only an excellent GT car but a classic Jaguar that you can live with on a daily basis.Having just had a new air con radiator the air conditioning/heater system works as designed. Overall condition is very very good but it is now 22 years […]
Offered on behalf of its owner, this very nice condition 1984 Lotus Excel SE is one of only 251 examples produced. Its pure white exterior is in good order throughout and complete with its original red body stripes, while inside the light beige velour and leather interior has also survived very well. On the road its 2.2 litre Lotus 4 cylinder engine pulls very well, helped by nicely spaced gear ratios in its 5 speed gearbox and well weighted power steering. Not as blisteringly quick as its turbo charged siblings but more user friendly and still more than fast enough to have some fun and enjoy Lotus’s legendary handling, an excellent “GT” car. With only 4 former keepers, the first owning the car from new till 2004. It was then owned by a Classic Car Specialist before being sold to its next private owner who had the car until 2015, when sold to its current keeper. Coming with a history file complete with its original Lotus handbook, a comprehensive printed MOT history and old Tax discs etc. it is at presently due for its next MOT so a fresh one will be carried out prior to sale.
Jaguar XJS prices were artificially low for so long, the cars being almost unwanted,that people were using them as doners for some pretty nasty kit cars and even banger racers! Well folks those days have gone and now values of these gracefull Grand Tourers has gone up almost month on month, with nice “correct” cars selling for a premium. This superb condition 1990 3.6 version was first owned by Saachi and Saachi to be used by one of their directors. In 1993 it was sold to its second owner who had it until 2011. Then in 2012 it left the UK to go into a private collection in Rome Italy, staying there until recently repatriated to the Uk and having driven the 1000 or so miles back faultlessly. It was never deregistered so has stayed on its original plate and still only has 67000 miles on the clock! Comes with its manuals and a fully stamped service book plus MOT certificates, to back up this low mileage.
These great 2 seater sports cars were probably the best looking ” Retro styled” cars to arrive on the market when all the manufacturers were desperately trying to grab a bit of the fast emerging market for this style of car. The BMW Z3 personified this, with its great chassis, rear wheel drive and looking like something from the 50’s, it was always going to become a classic in its own right. This nice example came to us needing a new radiator. On removal we found a large amount of sealant had been used by the prior owner so to make sure we replaced the thermostat, water pump and central cooling pipe after thoroughly flushing the water ways to clear the crud out. Now driving well with nice paintwork, the optional upgraded leather interior and alloy wheels, it has to be good value at £1495 with a new MOT. NOTE: Due to the increase in web security on most servers, please after sending an enquiry either place our email firstname.lastname@example.org in your address book or check your spam box, as we are getting many reports of our replies not being received. Thanks.
Just now arrived with us from another collection we have been asked to market on behalf of their owner (watch out for the 89 XJR-S, 72 Karmann Ghia and two further XJS’s that will be coming soon). A29 OAR came to him about a year ago, looking nice after obviously having quite a bit spent on it by a previous owner, but running poorly. With the fitment of a new fuel filter and a good but used metering head, the poor running was cured. About now the current owner thought he would like to drive it, usual story especially in Essex “ I had one of these when I was young, fast as hell, O- 100 in one second etc etc etc ;-)” But he was (a bit) smaller back then and just does not fit so along with the others that are too small, it’s going for sale. Body work is good as previously mentioned, is too good to of not been refreshed at some point with bright paint, good sills and arches and under the bonnet, good top plates. There are however some odd scratches and marks here and there with just the smallest trace of bubbles under […]
This very nice example of a December 1991 Mercedes W124 230TE was last owned by a company that specialises in the upkeep and restoration of mainly Porsche 356 and VW beetle derived vehicles and was used as their “ Go-to” load lugger and general transport vehicle. Purchased by them as an MOT failure they dropped the whole back axle out and renewed all the bushes etc, not just the ones that it failed its Mot on. This job was done in house so while there are no bills to prove this, I for one trust them ( they did say parts came to over £300 and it was a solid two days’ work so it would have been over £1000 worth to do normally). As you can see in the pictures this fast becoming rare estate, presents very well. Bodywork is very straight with only a couple of minor flaws in the paintwork. Interior is of a high specification with alloy wheels, leather trim, all of which is in good order apart from a split in the base of the drivers seat, four way electric windows (NB. L/H rear only working on the door button not centre console), central locking, […]
Having been owned for the last 6 plus years by a good friend I can tell you that this very clean 2002 Mercedes CLK200 “Compressor” has been very well looked after by him. Left with us to sell for him now he has replaced it with a newer car, another CLK just a later model. Still low on the miles for a 16 year old car, it has recently received new rear suspension springs, new MAF sensor, new front brake pads, an oil and filter service plus a new MOT. Interior is nice with just an acceptable amount of wear to the seal bolsters but no nasty great holes in the leather. It is optioned with both the front seats electrically adjusted along with the usual electric everything else. Body work is bright and shiny and only now beginning to show signs of corrosion on one rear arch, due not in any small measure by its owner insisting on getting the underneath treated when he first bought it, not using it on salty roads and regularly washing out the dirt from under the inner arch lips. Rare to see in this colour and a lot of car for its money. […]