This very nice GTi Golf is slightly unusual as it is located 45minutes drive North of Glasgow in Scotland. It is essentially a one lady owner car and it is her that asked us to market the car for her, having seen our other Golfs. So please understand the price is for the car in Scotland not here in Essex. First registered 24th of October year 2000, the current owner physically collected it brand new from her local dealer ship to be used as her company car, when being sold off by the company she could not bear to loose it so bought it for herself. Apart from a brief spell where she lent the car to her daughter to use, so listed her as the keeper, it has been in her name ever since. Now with 122K on the clock it comes with a full service history, with receipts and in her own words “Still drives very well indeed!” As you can see in the pictures the car is completely stock/standard having never had anything changed from original with just the beginnings of some corrosion in a couple of places. Interior is very good needing nothing more than a […]
This now very rare 1965 Sunbeam Alpine Convertible came to us after standing for many moons un-used in a garage locally. It was all complete but someone at some point had started to restore it, then bailed out. We basically started again! It has had new rear arches and outer sills, the common rust on the top of the wings was cut out and replaced with metal. The underneath of the car was excellent and needed little more doing by us past a clean-up and some basic renovation, mechanically the car was very strong already with all joints etc in good order. The boot floor is excellent and we are in the process of replacing the rubbers on the fuel pipe and tanks, the old ones had badly perished with age. The bumpers etc had been removed along with all door locks and bright work. You will see in the pictures the front one is still to be fitted, we do have it and while aged like the rear with a slight deviation in it, it’s more than useable as is ( to make perfect you could have it straightened and so retain originality) Inside the blue trim has aged […]
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. Overall condition is very very good but it is now 22 years old and there is some slight wear evident on the driver’s seat bolster. While […]
Here is something a bit different for us. Coming to us in a parcel of cars owned by an elderly man that at 85 has decided to reduce the number of cars he has is this December 2006 Mazda 6, not your low level spec every day car but the TS2 model so loaded up with all the goodies. The 150hp 2litre petrol engine is a DOHC Variable Valve Timing unit that gives an excellent spread of power but still returns a quoted 32 MPG (mixed urban) this in turn is mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox with the manual “Tip-tronic” option for a more spirited drive if required. . There is a printed service history up to 93k in 2011, then just the old MOTs and a couple of bills since and mechanically the car feels very good on the road. The interior is in very good order, even with the 146K it has on the clock and as mentioned fully loaded with all the toys complete with a “Bose” stereo system. Exterior? Hmm not so good. While the very nice metalic blue paintwork and chrome shines very nicely, there are an assortment of scratches and scuffs from […]
Here is a true survivor! First registered third of August 1981 this Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus was sold new to its only keeper by the then local Ford dealership “Perrys”, the same lady owned it right up until last month when she finally p/x’d it with another local dealership for her new car. So yes one owner from new till then. Unfortunately the dealership in question insisted on filling in the V5 and sending it off and would not just fill in the trade section, so it will now have two registered keepers when the V5 comes back! Now we are not saying this lovely little car is mint, it isn’t. What it is, is a 55000 mile 37 year old car that was “Ziebarted” from new, so on the whole has escaped the dreaded tin worm often associated with cars of this era. The paint work appears to be on the whole original, but there are areas around the head lights on the front wings where repairs have been carried out at some time in the past, corrosion is taking hold and again on the lower corners of the rear arches. Past that there is the odd scuff here […]
With now only 15 of this model left registered on our roads and only 3 of them with this 2309cc engine, according to the DVLA records, so it would be no surprise if you cannot remember the last time you saw one! Owned for the last 13 years by an elderly gent (a retired mechanic himself) at 85 years old he has decided time is catching up with him and his beloved Audi needs a new home. While in his possession he has of recent replaced or renewed many parts as and when required, including front discs and pads, bonnet and tail gate struts, front tyres, track rod ends, front suspension springs, rear wheel bearing and a full 3 piece clutch. The clutch was replaced and while the gearbox was out all the electrical sensor side of things that drive the speedometer were replaced to try and cure the ongoing problem of the speedo either not working or reading massively high. It did not work and as it stands at the moment it still does not. As a sub note though the owner says if you press the button on the dash it springs into life again? Up to the […]
More details to follow for this superb LHD USA spec 5.3 V12 Jag. Now with our colleague in Spain. Price is in Spain with transport available to the UK for 700 pounds.
In stock with our colleague in Spain, while running and driving this 1968 V8 powered Mustang needs restoration work. Priced with this in mind, located in Spain. Shipping back to us here in the UK currently £650.
This 2007 BMW 3 Series is not your usual fare. Someone must of walked into Sycamore BMW in Peterborough sat down and basically ticked all the boxes! So what we have here is a 320i SE with a six speed manual gearbox, presented in “Space Grey Metallic” complimented with BMW optional 18 inch alloy wheels. Inside the fun begins with options such as a high grade full leather interior complete with heated front seats and high gloss black trim. It has what is called Satellite Navigation “Professional” this gives you a full size LCD screen and I Drive for controlling your climate control air conditioning, entertainment, Sat Nav etc etc. Along with its front and rear “park assist”, also coming up on the screen when in operation and giving both visual and audio warnings. Another function is it tells you things such as when your brake pads are low, they are and we will be changing them prior to sale. Then there is the auto lighting complete with rain sensor headlight on and high beam assistance. Now these are the options this car has on top of the standard “SE” itself already a higher spec than the standard car! With […]
With only 109K on the clock, a fully stamped up service history and a wad of invoices and old MOTs to back this up, it is hardly surprising that when this rare to find 3 door 16v Golf GTi arrived with us it needed precious little doing. But as we normally do, to bring it up to standard original wheels were fitted, after being refurbished, along with 4 new tires and a service including new ancillary belts (its history shows a new cam belt in 2011 at 80K) Now apart from sitting slightly lower it is all original, the way it should be if wanted as a collectable retro car. Body work is very good all round with the red paintwork having a deep shine and only one or two areas that could be improved if you wanted to. Interior is excellent with little or no wear evident. Mechanically it is more of the same with the 16 valve engine loving to be revved and handling that allows for “spirited” driving. Gearbox is nice and tight and the brakes are smooth and progressive. They really did bolt these cars together well so much so that they good examples like this […]
Having just been repatriated by its owner, this nice old Landi has a galvanised chassis, the “2 and a Quarter” diesel motor and overdrive on the gearbox. Body work is very solid, just some minor corrosion in the base panels of the front door sliding windows. Paintwork is presentable but has been “refreshed” by its owner over the years. It was his go to vehicle, when he needed to get somewhere on his small holding, cosmetics were not at the front of his mind unlike the mechanics. This shows when you drive it. Jump in, when cold turn the key to the heater position, wait a few seconds and start. The engine fires instantly and is quiet (for an old diesel) no nasty smoke or noises. Gearbox is very good with that Landrover snick as it selects gears smoothly and benefits fron having the optional and sought after overdrive. Brakes etc are all fully functioning and tyres are like new all round. Interior is good ( roof lining could do with replacment) and all the dash electrics etc work. If you are looking for a Trailer Queen then this is not for you. If you want a sensibly priced, very […]
First registered 12.01.1956 and looking to of been supplied by Jack Barclays, 498 FS has only had 3 owners in its life. The first until 1980 when sold to its second owner for the princely sum of £4875 according to the receipt with the paper work, then in 2014 to its current owner a gentleman collector that did use it on the odd occasion in his business as an undertaker, as a funeral entourage car. Soon after purchasing the car in 2014 the brake and cooling systems were refreshed with over a thousand pounds spent on parts alone. 5 new radial tyres were also fitted at this point. Unfortunately apart from old MOTs dating from 1979 and the original owners book, there is not a lot else in the way of history with the car. While not perfect the body work is nice, yes there are areas that could be improved, but still very presentable with nice bright chrome work throughout. Interior wise, the leather looks to be original and as such is now showing its age in places although I think today that is called “Patina”. Under that long bonnet it is very nice indeed. The current owner was […]
When launched in April 1964, who would of guessed that Ford had just created what went on the be the most Famous of all American cars, the Mustang. Those early series cars although all ID plated as a 1965 model, became known as a “64 and a half”, soon becoming the most sought after and collectable of the breed. Coming to us from a collection we have been given the opportunity to offer on behalf of their owner, this superb example ticks all the boxes. Built July 20th 1964 it is a very early car and a true “64 and a half” better still it is one of the first to have the 289 cubic inch V8 and very rare, it’s a 4 speed manual. Now apart from a colour change from its original “Vintage Burgundy Metallic” to the red you see here and an alternator replacing the early cars dynamo, it has managed to retain most of its other original features 54 years later! First registered here in the UK in June 2014 then sold to its current owner in October the same year, it has been part of his collection since. Obviously to be in this condition it […]