Rare to find as solid and unrestored, this very solid 1965 Ford F100 forms part of an eclectic collection of cars we have been asked to market on behalf of their owner. Only now for sale due to a new business venture taking up their storage space and the owner does not want them left outside any longer than he has to. As you can see this great old truck wears its “patina” with pride, no expensive paint job covering up whatever could lurk underneath, just good old faded paint, warts an all. Having said that it is as solid as a rock and if it was your want, a great base to restore from. If not just leave well alone and enjoy its character. Powered by a 5.7l V8 attached to a three speed auto, both of which work correctly, with the engine firing up easily even after being sat right through this cold weather we have had. Interior is good and very useable as is, matching that nice old look of the outside. Tyres are basically new all round. Exhaust is well, loud but isn’t that how it should be and it is correctly registered as historic so […]
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.
Now getting rare and sought after, these early Jeeps are hard to find in this general condition and are proper off roaders with on road capabilities, even if that is posing on Kensington High Road. Imported from America to Spain where it resides, it has the easy to live with 4 cylinder motor and manual transmission both of which are described as very healthy. Body work is unusually straight and underneath is excellent. Interior, what there is of it, is in good order and the wet weather gear is with it too, the hood is in great shape. Price is pounds in Spain(@ 1.12 ex rate) it comes with full USA documentation to enable registration on to an age related number plate. Assistance to do so here in the UK freely given and world-wide transport can be arranged.
This now lovely and very sought after UK spec 1972 Kawasaki 500 H1b was found after it had become an abandoned restoration, covered in a mix of grease and duck oil and left since the mid 80s in a garage when its owner emigrated to Spain. Now, after a lot of time, money and effort, especially by Jason and his dad at Bikewise Workshop in Leigh on Sea Essex, its finished! What i wanted was a sympathetically “revived” bike, one that retained some if its age and didnt look like a new bike, more a really nice, nearly 50 year old, Japanese classic and personally i think thats what has been achieved. There seems to be no ceiling in prices of Jap classic bikes with the early two strokes becoming so sort after they are closing in value with the market favourites Z900s, CBX thou’s etc. I have priced our H1 at £8500 so leaving enough room for the next owner if he/she wants to make it a £10k plus show bike ( having said that, leave it as is and in a year or so it will be worth that or more anyway). Bare in mind that although no […]
A rare sight on the roads today this Dutton B plus is correctly registered so no problems looming with the new registration laws that are coming our way. The spec of this car reads straight out of the manual of ” Best bits to use” and is as follows: Engine. 1700cc dry sumped 711 crossflow, big valve head, full roller rockers, twin 45 dellortos, A6 cam, Lumition, rev limiter, 120hp. Mk3 Cortina gearbox box with rally clutch. Triumph Herald front suspension and brakes. Period Koni coil overs on all corners, 5 linked rear axle, Ford Capri rear drums. Period Les Leston wood rim with quick release, period Cortina clocks. Period Dunlop Alloys with space saver spare under bonnet. 3 point harnesses. Split 2 piece full torneau cover trimmed to match. A body off full restoration was carried out in 1999 by its current and long term owner. A man who is more normally found carrying out high class restoration work on Minis, but built this for himself, after discovering it neglected in a barn somewhere and with only light use since completion (2000 miles). Originally built in 1976 using a 1965 Cortina as a donor,this excellent and probably one of […]
Owned by the same collector as the XS1100 for the last 9 years and having previously when he purchased it, benefited from an engine top end rebuild including first oversize “Plus 10” Wiseco pistons amongst other things by Mistral Engineering and covered very few miles since, also just been recommisioned. So now with carbs stripped and cleaned, new ethanol resistant fuel lines, fresh brake fluid etc its ready to be sold on his behalf. As you can see by the pictures it is in very good condition with a nice set of period correct Lester mag alloys. It was registered new overseas (hence KMH clock””) in 1977 and imported into the UK in 1998 and as for a price?? With prices of its earlier sibling the Z9 regularly hitting £20K and beyond, early Z1000’s look a positive bargain at sub £10k with the owner wishing to move his bikes on now it is priced very aggressively at £6995 and well worth every penny not only as a lovely thing to own and ride or to remind you of your misspent youth, but also as a great investment.
Being a 1981 and in this rare colour scheme this particular XS1100 must be a late in the production run bike as production of this model stopped in 81. Not ever big sellers like some of the other late 70s superbikes, GS1000 Z1000 etc and being a shaft drive bike, numbers were never great, this makes it even more rare today, especially to of survived in such good condition. Having spent the last 17 odd years in the ownership of a private collector it has just been recommisioned, carbs striped and cleaned, fresh fuel and fresh brake fluid and now running well and being offered for sale on its owners behalf. Cosmetics are very good, not mint as has the odd marks here and there with a couple of very small soft dents to the tank done from something falling against it while standing, no paint damage and hard to see but all the same, there. Appearing to be pretty well all original apart from the obvious 4 into 1 and according to the rider that delivered it “puling like a train” you could happily use it as every day but classic transport, without worrying to much about getting it […]
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 […]