This very nice E36 Convertible has an unusual spec. Half leather interior, climate control etc, 5 speed manual gearbox but a manual roof? Having said that a much more reliable option than what can be troublesome, electric roof. Its bright red bodywork is in very good order having just had a refresh including a new front bumper capping (note the front driving lamps came with the new part and are not functional). Interior is very good with just minor ageing to the drivers seat. Mechanically there will be a new mot carried out prior to sale plus a general inspection and oil service as the car had been standing prior to coming to us. Becoming very sought after now, making this car an excellent investment and one you can use and enjoy at the same time.
This superb example of a 1996 BMW 528i was described as “painfully original” by its owner. 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 minor and unavoidable 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 model is fully loaded with options, all of which still work even the rare optional sunroof. 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 each service backed up by an invoice. In amongst these invoices is one for a new short engine fitted by BMW themselves under warranty at 33K in 2000. The book became full at 80K/2016 but any further invoices are in its file. With only had 3 registered keepers, the original gent. Then when he pased, […]
With less than 90K showing on the clock this BMW 535I has spent most of the last decade sat unused in a garage that, its originality, plus the low miles has contributed to marking it as a true “survivor”. By looking at its history we can see it was first PDI’d for sale December 1996 then collected January 1997 making this a very early V8 powered car. Running through the history it had other 3 keepers before settling with one family from 2008 till now. All the history which is made up with a printed out BMW service sheet then other invoices, HPI reports and just about all its MOTs, seems to point to the mileage being correct ,the lack of wear to the leather seat bolsters is another, but as always we can never guarantee mileages. Bodywork is very good with only the odd soft dent and as you can see in the pictures, presents well (Note: Pictures taken on day of arrival so pre valet, it will only look nicer). Interior is excellent with the up market OBC optioned dash and stereo system, lovely soft virtually unmarked leather seating, wood inlays, rear sun blind/privacy screen, air con so […]
NOTE: Price Reduction 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in your address book or check your spam box, as we are getting many reports of our replies not being received. Thanks.