Just arrived with us and about to undergo full recommissioning, is this now rare to find 1992 Citroen BX GTi. The last keeper of the 4 it has had, took it off the road soon after it was last mot’d back in 2005 with still only 92590 miles on the clock, only 226 miles after that mot was done. It has sat in a garage ever since, until we bought it from the person that found it. Coming with all its old MOTs that point to the mileage being correct, interior and body have fared very well. The engine starts and runs nicely, it needs a full exhaust so it’s very loud at the moment and we will obviously be doing this. Suspension works correctly and hold pressure after turning off so seems all good there. All in all a very good base to start from and well worth saving. Watch for further updates and pictures. As always you are welcome to place a deposit to hold until all work is done.
With 151749 miles under its belt this very nice and very high spec 1994 Landcruiser is just about run in and according to its owner is a pleasure to drive, having used it for long runs to places like Newcastle from here in Essex. Coming with the full leather interior, which as you can see in the pictures, is in very good order throughout. Just a small tear on the leading edge of the driver’s seat bolster from getting in and out. Otherwise a good feed would not go amiss as just beginning to dry in places and the extra fold up seats are in place in the rear to give a full seven seat capacity if needed. The front seats themselves are electrically adjusted and heated, alongside all the other electrical options, windows, locks, rear fan etc. There is a DAB radio and CD player fitted plus an immobiliser and fully functioning tow bar and electrics. Outside the red metallic body work is in very nice order, two new front tyres have just been fitted along with a manifold to center box exhaust for its mot, which has just been carried out. The 4.2 diesel engine that it is […]
This superb bit of German engineering was responsible for one of those rare moments in life when you discover something remarkable! There I was in a previous role as a classic car auction company owner and viewing an old MGC on a farm in Essex, when we drove down a country lane past what looked like an old church from a Hammer House of Horrors movie, that was obviously now in private hands judging by the assortment of old cars half covered by undergrowth out front and the big “Keep Out” signs. But after consulting with my colleague, who was more used to ignoring these things and knocking on doors, we drove in and pulled the doorbell chain. How surprised was I when a friend of mine from 20 odd years ago answered the door! That is how I know the entire history of this rare 1983 Porsche 928S. In April of that year a gent walked into a Porsche dealer ship, ordered a new 928S in Cliffton White and basically ticked all the option boxes, including not only things like a limited slip differential, sports suspension and an electric roof but also a special order only interior in red […]
A truly outstanding example of a Porsche “Boxster S” is the only way you can describe this car! From its optional colour matched hard top, a £2,700 extra, to its black powder coated wheels, encasing vented brake discs and powder coated red callipers. Both inside and out it is probably one of the best examples on the market today, good enough for “Porsche Magazine” to do an article on it, a high a accolade in itself. The low recorded mileage of 52.300 miles is backed up by a very comprehensive history file, complete with 11 service stamps in its service book. Along with this is a written history listing any work carried out over and above servicing, from 2006 onwards. This alone shows over £6000 worth of work being carried out in this time. All backed up with invoices and receipts in its file. For those of you that do not know the S was powered by an upgraded 3.2-liter engine which produced 252BHP and a quoted top speed of 162 mph. The top engine offered in the base Boxster had a displacement of 2.7 with a maximum power of 220BHP and a top speed of 155 mph. Although in […]
Arrived with us and now under going a full restoration is this very rare “one year only” 1966 Bug (see http://www.1966vwbeetle.com/1966%20Model%20Year%20Changes.htm for full list of differences) Not only a rare model but also has total history from 1970 through to when last on the road in 2008. There are 3 folders full of bills and things like its old MOT certificates documenting its life while only having 2 former keepers in all that time. All this makes it a very special car and one that, although previously restored (photographic) deserved a complete make over by us. Work to date: New drivers side floor, heater chanel, rear frame hanger and rear wing . Replaced front to rear internal brake pipe, refurbished pedal assembly, new petrol tank and door hinges repaired along with lower door panels. Future work planed will consist of removal of any further rust using quality panels, a complete retrim in the up graded “basket weave” to the seating, new original door cards and roof lining. New chrome work through out and a fresh professional respray in the original blue ( this car even has the original supplying dealer sticker still in the back window!). Plus a full mechanical […]
Coming to us as a very nice 2 former keeper, the last since 1988, car. With a service history up to 28k and still only 36k on the clock this rare “Beachcomber” edition 2CV was crying out to be restored. Now with new sills, floor, drivers side rear wing and rear panel the body work is now rust free and just waiting to be painted back into its original Citroen Alpine white colour. Underneath there is already a very good galvanised chassis so no problems there. Interior has gone off to be freshly retrimed, again into its original material with blue and white striped colours. Mechanically it will be fully overhauled and serviced plus obviously a new MOT. Complete with its original owners pack and service book from factory,this rare Citroen will be a picture when finished and as with all our restoration projects a deposit will hold until completed.
When launched the new Fiat 500 set new standards in the “Retro/chic” market, offering the cute looks of the original car but with all the modern day conveniences, unfortunately as often the way, it slowly grew and moved further and further away from the original concept. Lets face it the BMW “Mini” is now anything but! This superb Setember 2012 first registered 500C still has that cuteness, especially in its baby blue paintwork. Offered on behalf of its one and only lady owner and now back on its original 62 plate, it has only covered just over 23000 miles in five and a half years so is still in excellent order through out. Currently MOT’d until 31st of August so ready to go and enjoy.
Taken in P/X while this pretty 1994 Toyota Celica ST202 sure has its share of bumps and bruises, it still has an awful lot of life left in it yet. Imported 15 years ago in 2003 with only 93000 Kilometres on the clock (59000miles) it now has 235766, along with service bills documenting regular servicing since 190k, probably why the car still drives so well and the engine is so sweet. Mechanically all seems good and the current MOT is until august. Interior is good, just some minor wear on the edge of the driver’s seat, the stereo face is missing and the radio aerial outside is broken , so both things require attention. Electrically, the electric windows, mirrors, central locking work, as do the heater blower and all the other controls. The car has air con but with temperatures outside being minus 1 today, hard to tell if its working apart from it clears the windows quickly. There is also an aftermarket immobiliser fitted, complete with its certificate and that works. Nearly forgot the ABS light is illuminated on the dash. Bodywork? Well it’s not great! There are numerous bits and bobs, the worst of which is some rust […]
A Kia (Lotus) Elan is probably one of the rarest “Mass Produced” sports cars you will see! Back in 1995 when Lotus stopped production of the popular “M100 Elan”, Kia Motor Co. who at the time were planning to launch a sports car to enhance their growing range, purchased the rights to produce the Lotus Elan. Now knowing the Elan was already a successful car they basically changed the rear light units , added a few luxuries to the interior, dropped in a more powerful 150HP 1800cc naturally aspirated engine and then left the rest alone, sensible! With a production run of only 820 cars, to find one that is effectively as new in condition and with only 9000 warranted miles on the clock would be “Un-usual” to say the least, but that is what we have here. Specially imported by Kia UK in 1997 as a marketing tool, it sat on display until it was transferred to Kia of Maidstone and then in turn to one of their heads of department, the whole time not seeing the rain and covering just very low miles between services. Its brilliant red exterior is blemish free and after the years of cleaning, […]
Update: New pics uploaded. Just arrived so sorry not had time to be valeted yet, is this very nice and unusual to find BMW E39 520I SE spec “Touring” Estate car. Its previous owner deciding that having only covered 3000 miles in his 8 years of ownership , less than 500 since 2014, with his increasing age it was time to let it go. Now with only 112k on the clock it still drives like a new car. Body work is excellent, just some slight lacquer peel to the roof. No more than the odd car park dink otherwise and will polish up beautifully once valeted. Inside its light grey trim gives what is actually a large car inside, a nice airy feel while complementing the upmarket SE wood trim, again all in very nice condition with no noticeable damage or wear. Coming with a full complement of extras as standard the SE also comes with reverse sensors, climate control and steering wheel controls, also updated with “Angel Eye” headlights The silky smooth 6 cylinder motor under the bonnet is as good as they come, plenty of performance and well matched to the smooth gear change the automatic gearbox gives. […]
NOTE UPDATED LISTING: After being off the road for more than a decade,we have been asked by its owner to offer for sale this true “survivor” 1981 Ford Cortina 1.6GL . While its paintwork looks to be mainly original apart from where it has had two new front wings in its time,unfortunately the two small mouldings are missing.Both the outer sills have also been replaced, probably around the same time. Otherwise while it looks fine from 10 feet away there are signs of corrosion on the bottom of some of the doors etc etc(the owner has puffed some paint over the areas to stop it worsening). Now having looked at it ourselves,we feel that to do it justice the car should be looked upon as needing a light body restoration/respray. Unless of course your happy to just leave it as is, get in and enjoy. Inside is true time warp, with even the original radio(which works)in place complete with a manual aerial outside, remember them? All the clocks and gauges work and even the heater blower functions as Ford intended. All the interior trim is very good apart from one repairable split on the leading edge of the driver’s seat […]
Built in late 2005 and registered into the UK in April 2007 this very good condition Chrysler Convertible has had an easy life, lately residing in Spain at a private villa. Now repatriated ands still with only a recorded 46,000 miles on the clock, its 2.7 V6 engine is hardly run in. Apart from a minor mark to the rear bumper from a scrape on a low wall (yes thats right, directly above the reverse sensor!) the body work is excellent as is the fully optioned interior and power hood. On the road the V6 pulls it along “briskly” and the gearchange is as smooth as the day it left the factory, making for a very pleasant drive and ideal for what it has been used for, a long run in the sun doiwn to Southern France or the like, but unlike so many convertibles today, this one has a boot and rear seats actually large enough to accomodate more than your packed lunch so adults can fit in the back. Having been abroad the MOT had lapsed, so a new one has been carried out prior to the owner bringing it to us and is now through to 2019 […]
This superb example of a BMW 528i is described as “painfully original” by its owner that we are offering it for sale for. From what appears to be its all original paint, right down to the original BMW mobile phone still in its mount! Its bodywork is excellent all bar some stone chips to the bonnet, one larger than the rest and one small but hardly noticable soft “line” dent low on one of the back doors. Interior is lovely and being the upmarket SE models is fully loaded with options, all of which still work even the rare optional sunroof. Mechanically is is described as “Drives beautifully” so that says it all. Now while the astetics of the car are wonderful, its history is even more impressive. Every thing is there including the original order showing what options were to be fitted and a final price of £35,365, a full service booklet (BMW up to 49K then two independants) with eacxh service backed up by an invoice. In amongst these invoices is one for a new short engine fitted by BMW under warranty at 33K in 2000.The book became full at 80K/2016 but any further invoices are in its […]
With only 91K on the clock, a full service history in its original owners wallet complete with owners hand books, old tax discs and every MOT since new, this unusual to find as an Automatic, VW Golf is a rare find indeed. Coming from new with power steering, 4 way electric windows, central locking and colour coded bumpers the “CL” model was an expensive car in its day but the build quality of VW’s back then is evident to see today. The interior has held up excellently with little or no wear evident. Outside, while there is some lacquer peel on the upper panels, there is no rust and past a minor scuff on one wheel arch, miraculously few car park dents etc you would normally find on this type of car. Its red body work still shines up very nicely and is complimented by some nice, but subtle after market alloy wheels. Mechanically all seemed good on its drive back to us with no problems showing on a 20 mile drive in heavy traffic, the heater and CD player work well so all in all a pleasant drive, its 1800cc engine making over taking safe and when possible, 70mph […]