This very impressive 30 foot long “luxury house on wheels” was purchased by its current owner for the express purpose of using it to complete a Dolly Parton Tribute tour with his wife. Having previously suffered some dubious hotels while on previous tours, the decision was taken to find a nice RV to use instead. After much searching and not happy with what was on offer, all high miles mainly ex rental units, he found this one a one owner unit owned by a gent that unfortunately had become wheel chair bound so could no longer use it, hence its very low mileage. Upon finishing the last tour, the decision was to bring it back to the UK for an upcoming European tour , soon after arriving in the UK he separated from the wife so again the RV was left unused and now offered for sale. Obviously with this low miles the Chevrolet V8 petrol motor with auto transmission is barely run in and drives very well. Interior is very good with things like the micro wave and cooker looking almost unused and the rear bedroom has a 5 foot by 6 and a half foot king size bed. […]
This lovely Left Hand Drive Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 “four seater” was manufactured, according to its Heritage certificate, between the 28th and 31st of March 1960 then despatched to Los Angeles USA on the 7th of April the same year. Here it stayed until circa 1990 when it was exported to Norway. Once in Norway it was restored and entered in year 2000 to the “Rallye Monte- Carlo Historique”. Then staying in Norway, apparently in the owner’s front room of his house, until purchased and shipped to the UK in 2014 and purchased by the current owner in 2017. The Austin-Healey 3000 was announced on 1 July 1959 with production commencing soon after, making this car a very early example. Its 3 litre engine replacing the smaller engine 2.6 of the 100- 6 and gaining front disc brakes for the first time. Options were limited, comprising of “Wire wheels, overdrive gearbox, laminated windscreen, interior heater, adjustable steering column, detachable hard top for the 2+2, and two-tone paint” but this one had the lot, with the rare hard top still being present with the car as is the soft top and “tonneau” cover. As previously mentioned, restoration took place the best […]
This lovely condition and now rare Right Hand Drive 1981 Peugeot 504 Saloon, has just been sourced by a colleague in Portugal on our behalf and should be with us by the middle to end of August. Originally owned by a British gent from new in South Africa, he imported it when he moved to Europe and then in 1997 sold it to its only Portuguese owner. With both countries climates being warm and dry there is none of the usual corrosion problems often found with European cars of this Era and as such it has survived remarkably well. Price is landed here in the UK, registered, Motd and taxed. Full details and more pictures will be available once it arrives with us and interested parties are welcome to contact us to discuss prior to its arrival.
I think it’s only fair to admit that this era and shape Chevrolet Chevelle are one of my all-time favourite American Muscle cars and if I had the room this car would be staying with me in my private collection of Yanks! Imported into the UK in 2010 it was originally in pale yellow, as you can see it has since then had a full professional colour change into Pontiac “Hugger Orange” which not only is a lovely paint job, still in excellent condition, but suits the car superbly. Imported from the dry state of Florida this car is solid throughout with no rust issues above or below. It has a numbers matching 350/350 power train all in excellent order and benefitting from a recent full service including trans. and diff oils, carried out by its current owner. At the same time he replaced the front shocks with adjustable gas units, had the rear springs recambered to give a 50mm drop giving it a more aggressive stance, fitted new front wheel bearings and brake pads along with new wheels and tyres. This really is a “turn-key” car, ready for this seasons shows or just cruising to your local meeting point. […]
Offered for sale on behalf of its owner is this very nice 2006 Ford Mustang V6 that was originally sold new in Dubai. Now after carrying out a lot of work he has decided that “modern yanks” are just not his bag so to speak and has decided to sell it on. With this in mind he would look to take a p/x on an American car or truck of an earlier vintage (of a lower value). Work recently carried out by him is as follows: New front and rear lights, new rear axle bearing, new front hub, new ht leads, coil pack and spark plugs plus a replacement catalytic convertor so now it is running as it should. Bodywork is very good as you would expect, there is however a small “nudge” on the front bumper that will be rectified in the asking price. Now the wheels? We call them marmite as you either like them or you don’t. They have been striped and left without repainting to give the weathered look you can see in the pictures, personally I do not like it but others including the owner do, but I guess it saves on the cleaning! With […]
So think back. When was the last time you saw one of these, in fact when did you ever see a Renault 12 Estate?? That was my thoughts when the phone rang and a trade contact of ours said he had found one that had not only been stored in a dry garage for over a decade, but had only covered 40,000 kilometres ie 25000 miles and only had two owners from new! This last year of production R12C was purchased new in May 1980 by an Englishman living in Lisbon Portugal, he kept it until selling it to another Englishman in 2002 who loaded it up and drove it home to the UK. He then parked it in his garage intending to register it here, but that is where it stayed! Now after an oil and filter change and a new brake master cylinder it is back up running and driving. Condition wise the interior of the car is superb and apart from some staining on the roof lining needs no more than a light clean. Everything works in the car apart from the optional rear window wiper that was working but now appears to of seized ( we […]
This 1994 Volvo 850T5 estate was found languishing at the back of a covered area behind a couple of other cars that a contact of mine had been invited to go and see with the view to purchase, having been parked there when it broke down years before. One of those “put it there and I will fix it sometime” kind of things. Never to be done just pushed further back behind the others that seemed to of met the same fate. Bear in mind the last time it was MOTd was in 2006 with 131K miles on the clock, now still with only 133K 13 years later, back then these great estates were not that desirable and so people just scraped them when they became bothersome and just not worth repairing. If only we knew eh! And thank heavens some people just parked them up as prices today are massively up and survivors like this that are new to the market are highly sought after. Now with a replacement fuel pump, new spark plugs, four tyres replaced and a quick wipe over ( will be valeted prior to sale) L67JBW is up and on his/hers toes again having survived […]
Now with our Spanish colleagues, this great little Citroen is described by them as running and driving well and very solid. Yes it has its share of bumps and bruises, patina i believe its called or where cars like 2CVs are concerned “character” but joking aside ,it is getting harder and harder to find good solid non restored 2CV “survivors” nowadays. Most are either completely restored and for sale in some cases for well over 10 thousand pounds, or are only fit to be made into tin cans, if you can find enough metal to make it worth it. Priced sensibly so you can either leave it alone and use it or would be an excellent candidate to restore, that would be the new owners choice. Shipping to the UK on a multi car transporter would be apx £750 or you can arrange your own. NOTE: Due to the increase in web security on most servers, please after sending an enquiry either place our email in your address book or check your spam box, as we are getting many reports of our replies not being received. Thanks.
This lovely 1992 Caddy Hearse is still in use today. Part of a London based fleet that is famous for its diversity, it had had one company owner in the States prior to being purchased and imported by the current owners 5 years ago. Now with retirement looming the fleet is being reduced and this unusual car is being offered to the market on behalf of those owners. As you can see it is rust free and has been upkept rigorously, being serviced and mot’d each year no matter how low the miles covered inbetween. Recent costs have been a full set if 5 new tires and a new battery. With the low recorded mileage of 108k believed to be correct, the mechanics of the car are excellent. The “business end” of the car is very presentable and the car on the whole often recieves high praise from the clents that book it. Driving wise? Suffice to say that the comment from its owner of ” If one of our Scandanavian buyers wants it, he would be happy to drive it to them” for a price of course. So whether you want it for business use, fancy something different or […]
First registered December 1983 this rare to see in silver Sierra XR4i has obviously had a lot of care and attention lavished on it over the years, to look this good. Its body work is excellent and judging by the break in MOTs between 2007 and 2013 you would have to assume it was then that the body work received the attention. Interior is also very good but looks to be original so there are some negatives, first of which would be the dash top which has multiple cracks and to take this car to the next level, you would want to change it. Past that the top edge of the driver’s seat had gone brown from being so near to the window and the sun has got at it, the original stereo has gone, the rear tail gate struts are weak and the lower edge of the driver’s side rear quarter light seal is tatty all easy things to rectify if you are indeed going for perfect. With the car is a file full of receipts, invoices for work done, its owner’s books including the XR4i supplement and old MOTs. The invoices show things like a gear box rebuild, […]
UPDATE: Now arrived with us and having spent the best part of a hot summers day, mooching around the country roads round here, it has to be said that this great first year of production R12 drives excellently, put a smile on my face anyway. Yes as stated previously there are some cosmetic issues, some bubbling and a small amount of grot below the paint here and there, but structurally very sound and do not forget this car has not been left standing but has done its job of providing transport for its Spasnish owners for the last 49 years!. Interior is very good with everything working, engine, gearbox, clutch, brakes etc etc all great. You really could just jump in and use as an every day car and “show” at the weekends. With our colleagues in Spain after a trouble free 80km trip from its owners house is this very solid and ” honest” 1970 Renault 12. No its not a mint concourse car, this is a car that has been in everyday use most of its life, in fact it still has a current Spanish certificate of road worthiness, an ITV. What it is is a solid car […]
I have to say before I start that “I do like a Twin-cam” and Mr Lampredi knew what he was doing when he designed this one for Fiat! The 1600cc version under the bonnet of this nice Fiat 131 Supermirafiori that we have just imported from Spain, is an excellent example of this. Helped no doubt by being owned for many years by a mechanic that specialised in early Fiats, it’s now 40 years old and still just as willing to be rev’d and enjoyed, especially when mated to an also excellent 5 speed gearbox. Like most mechanics cars this one this one has obviously been very well maintained, on its test drive I could find no faults, unfortunately he has been jumping in the car with dirty overalls on and the drivers seat will need a deep clean plus some of the piping round the edge of the seat is worn. There are one or two other cosmetic issues to address inside, mainly the roof lining although not damaged is grubby on the drivers side has dropped from the rear board ( common problem but at least the material is good) and the rear “sail panels” that run from […]
Unusual to see in this very nice “ice blue” metallic colour, this lovely example of what has to be one of the best buys on the market today, 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Ltd Coupe has the low mileage of only 81K on the clock. Looking at the lack of wear to the interior, its past MOT history and receipts totalling thousands spent on its upkeep, even though we do not have its service pack (lost at some point by a previous owner) you would think that mileage to be correct. Born from the union between Daimler and Chrysler, what you have is a Mercedes R170 SLK chassis, engine, gearbox and running gear enveloped in a body built by Karmann and based on a full blown concept car from the 2000’s. So under that bonnet is a 3.2 V6 Mercedes engine producing 215 or so horses mated, in this case to the optional Mercedes 5 speed automatic gearbox giving a lovely blend of performance and drivability, making these cars a great every day car or a GT capable of covering long drives across continents and I should know I have one myself! With less than 1000 right hand drive “Ltd Coupe” Crossfires […]
Having originally imported this stuning and very rare Nissan R34 Skyline for the wife. When a bit later she fancied a change, i took the car to the detailer we use for a pre sale treat. He fell in love with it and bought it there and then! Well as you can imagine as much as there is no better fed animal than a butchers dog, the same goes for a car belonging to a car detailer. Now apart from the cleaning side of things he also upgraded the brakes using 300ZX calipers and discs, refurbished its very rare split rim wheels, fitting new tyres and fully serviced it as well then put it into storage with me each winter. Now with his business flourishing he realises that with no time on his hands, it will not be getting used anytime soon so he may as well sell it. Powered by Nissans legendary 6 cylinder NEO6 RB25 DET engine which in this non turbo spec is still quoted at 200 horses, coupled to a silky smooth automatic gearbox with tip-tronic and steering wheel mounted button controlled shifting and still with less that 50k miles in total covered. What you have […]