Dacia 1300’s are a rare enough site here in the Uk, let alone an early series one like this 1978 version, that has just arrived with us! Not just that, but presented in the rarest colour and is a one owner from new car. In fact it looks to of only ever lived at two addresses, both of them in the same town, 20 years at one address and 20 at the next! It is down to this owner that the car has survived remarkably well, his liking to cover everything in rust inhibitor is what has stopped the corrosion these cars are famous for. It has been professionally valeted but there are still traces here and there of the “black stuff” Bodywork as we said is rust free, paintwork? Well it has obviously had a repaint, in the original colour, but it is not up to our standards and was probably done in his friends shed. Colour is pretty good match but it has been laid on very thick which has caused orange peel and “curtaining” in places. These could be addressed with some careful flatting down and polishing but personally I think it looks fine from 3 feet […]
Discovered by a friend of ours, a long time motorcycle mechanic, loitering in a garage in Spain near to where he has retired to. This (now) lovely example of a very late in production, registered 1979 the M/X came out in 78, twin shock DT175 Enduro became his project with the idea of using it as an off roader to do some light green laneing on. With this in mind he replaced the battery, new carb to air box rubber, new rear shocks, new front and rear guards, new front and rear brake shoes, fitted the wheels with tyre security bolts, had the carb sonic cleaned but most importantly rebuilt the engine and gearbox with new bearings, seals, piston and rings, with the cylinder rebored to 1mm o/s, then through in new points and a set of new reeds for good measure. At this point he found out how much it was going to cost him to reregister a “Historic” foreign registered bike to be used in Spain, so it stayed in his garage until we bought it having covered maybe couple of hundred miles since its rebuild. We then repatriated it being a UK bike that had not been […]
Another lovely bit of kit winging its way to us is this “Barn-stormer” 4.2 liter V8 300 horse power all wheel drive Audi A8 Quattro. 150 plus MPH and an interior that in its day put BMW and Mercedes to shame. All in great shape, 132k on the clock, a current MOT through to July next year and only £3495! Better pictures and details to follow. 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 received. Thanks.
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 that is mechanically strong and bears the marks of being nearly 50 years old on its body. 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 […]
Now getting very rare and in the desirable “Firecracker Red”, this very nice 1984 Kawasaki GPZ750-A2 has survived pretty much standard apart from the obligatory 4 into 1 exhaust (not loud though), the brakes have been fitted with braided hoses front and rear and the rear mudguard has been replaced with the “shorty” version that was so popular back in the 80’s. Paintwork is more or less exceptional for its age , motor wise it fires up easily,clutch, brakes and suspension work as designed. It will come with its nice “A750” registration plate, a service and a fresh MOT as has been stood virtually unused covering less than 1500 miles in the last 5 years (currently showing 24482 on the clock). They were a great bike when new and still very capable today.
These bikes were rare back in the late 80s let alone now! Ask yourself when you last saw one on the road, especially one as original as this lovely 1989 example? Built in 1989 and first registered here in the UK in 1989 so likely to of been new, it comes withsome old service reciepts and a stack of old MOTs dating back to 1999 and showing 9724 kms, right through to 2016 at 16265. At that point the history shows it was off the road, or at least not motd, until March 2019 where after a bill of £651 including new cam belts it was fully serviced and back on the road, still with just 16280 kms on the clock! As always we have to say “we cannot warrant any mileages” so make your own minds up. Today it is in very good condition, yes there are a couple of chips in the paint and some blisters by the fuel filler (not rust paint reaction) but for a 31 year old Italian bike that has not been restored, it is in fine fettle and comes with some very nice updates comprising of a fully adjustable “Ohlins” rear shock, electronic […]
Just imported from Austria so waiting for its reg (dvla basically are shut at the mo)this lovely condition M900 Monster has just had a full service including its cam belts and brakes all round. Fitted with some very nice options. After market silencers, carbon fibre front and rear guards and side panels, twin clock conversion plus fancy arse mirrors and levers. Its a 98 model bike that was first registered in 2001 so is the last of the sought after carb models. Currently has its original KMH clock fitted but will be supplied with a MPH unit. In excellent order throughout and sensibly priced at £3295. UPDATE: NOW REGISTERED ON A “51” PLATE
As the great man Jeremy Clarkson said ” You gotta love a Jaaag!” and when one like this one turns up you have to agree. This superb “X308” is not only powered by the sought after 4 litre version of Jags then new V8 but is the rare and then very expensive to buy, long wheel base Sovereign. As such not only do you get all the usual refinements but also more elaborate/expensive wood veneer in “highly figured” burr walnut with the window control/ashtray trim panels also done in wood veneer, opposed to the plastic found in lesser models, even the traditional leather interior uses a higher quality leather. Then you have the extra 4 inches of rear leg room and the roof line is raised towards the back for extra head clearance. Exterior wise a Sovereign can be distinguished by the complete use of highly polished steel and chrome work around windows and rear light clusters, as well as polished radiator grill and boot garnish. This particular car was a Jaguar dealer’s car for its first 7 months then only 2 private keepers since and still with only 80K on the clock. Coming with an excellent fully stamped service […]