1954 Swallow Doretti Manual O/D "FAST ROAD"
A wonderful example of a well presented “useable” Swallow Doretti. A rare car from the outset with just 276 cars produced from 1954 to 1955 utilising the underpinnings And power train of a Triumph TR2! This particular example is car number 211 and was originally registered in Scotland as NGG533. It has been in its current ownership since August 1998 when it was purchased out of the very well known Duncan Rabaglieti car Collection as a 4/5’s finished restoration project by an active enthusiast within the Doretti circles. Upon purchase the car was taken straight to T&M classics in Thame who then put the car back onto the road. Ever since then car has been actively used for touring (visiting Le Mans classic In 2008,2010,2012,2014) To name but a few trips while returning great performance and 100% reliability ! The engine has seemingly been “tweaked” As it revs much more freely than a standard car and is noticeably nippier than a standard car suggesting a reworked cylinder head and a light bed and balanced crank. The interior is lovely - presented with the original recovered seats and re-trimmed panels and carpets carried out by Alan greater who also made and fitted the tonneau cover too. The chassis is in fantastic condition sporting a regularly maintained suspension and braking system to ensure the best driving experience possible. As a result the feedback from the car doesn’t disappoint. It starts “on the button” every time and provides a Cheshire Cat smile in equal measures ! The body is very nice but with some slight room for improvement cosmetically. The paintwork is over 20 years old now and so in areas it can be improved if perfection is required however it is more than presentable as it is! A great, rare, usable classic Ready to go! All of our cars are inspected and serviced by TR Enterprises “subject to sale agreement” to ensure a “ trouble free” experience.
1974 PANTHER J72
A beautifully prepared and maintained example of a rare breed of motor car
One of just 368 example produced from 1972 through to 1981. Their DNA was mostly Jaguar for running gear. These vehicles were mostly owned by the rich and famous (this example not being an exception) due to being owned by a former USA Senator. this example is just simply wonderful boasting almost concours levels of quality. Recent works include a full professional bare metal respray in its original factor colour (Parr green) of which only 3 cars were produced. This was then followed buy a mechanical freshen up by Jaguar marque specialist “David Marks garages” and as a result this vehicle is just faultless to drive. Ample power is produced from its 4.2 litre engine through its manual gear box and beam axle which provide a true event when propelling down country roads ! This vehicle has covered just 17,800 miles from new and is supplied with full wet weather gear, a large history file and is also very well known within the panther circles Not to be missed!
1962 TRIUMPH TR4 - V8
A rather interesting TR4
Here we have a rather interesting TR4. Externally it looks like a very pretty powder blue TR4, save for the Minilite wheels, it looks pretty standard….. Then you open the bonnet or indeed start the engine…. Installed into the beautifully finished engine bay is a Hemi V8 engine out of a Daimler Dart, coupled to a Jaguar overdrive gearbox!! The installation is very neat, the removal of areas of the bulkhead have been completed very well. The cooling has been uprated as needed along with the wiring loom etc. The base for this car was an ex American vehicle, converted to RHD. A lot of the fabrication work was carried out by Devon Metalcraft, over a period of 12 months. The owner wanted ‘something special’, I think you will agree, he has got just that! It was subject to a full ground up restoration, a nut and bolt as some say. The brakes and suspension all new, upgraded where necessary. Interior is superb, as is the rest of the vehicle. History file of the build is present with the car. It has only covered a handful of miles since completion. Only reason for sale is sadly due to the owner passing away. It therefore is still in it’s running in period. Recently it has had the overdrive overhauled due to a fault found in the pre sales work. We can now happily say, it works as it should! Receipts for in excess of £70,000, this was not a cheap exercise, the purists will probably dislike the engine conversion but, oh the sound of it!! The different engine doesn’t appear to have disrupted the handling, on the road it drives lovely. This is a car that wants to be driven!! All our cars come fully serviced, 12 months MOT and as with all TR’s, you will receive 12 months membership to the TR Register free. Dare to be different…….?
1986/C Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet LHD
A great example of a nicely maintained example of a 3.2 Carrera. Originally supplied in Germany, this car was imported into the UK in 2001 by Formulae Fuchs before being supplied to the current owner later that year ! This car has travelled very limited mileage since arriving in the UK having been owned and used in London and surrounding suburbs. Since the car has arrived with us it has been subjected to a comprehensive service and “re-commissioning” after spending some months parked up. This included a full leak down check of the engine, service and brake rebuild. The engine has been given a full bill of health by “Rennspeed” Porsche specialists of Retford at the time of the service. As a result of the above, the car is just great to drive and inspires confidence from every aspect. Viewings are fully recommended with this vehicle and further details can be provided upon request.
1934 Singer Le mans 972cc manual
What an enchanting little motor car! The Singer LE mans – Essentially a more highly tuned version of the Singer Nine Sports roadster boasting 34BHP from its tuned 972cc Overhead cam engine along with various aesthetic changes from the “Nine” such as the lack of running boards, external fuel tank and twin mounted spare wheels on the rear. Although the “Le mans” never experienced success at the track that gave the car the name – The model did experience success in rally’s such as the Liege-Rome- Liege , Alpine cup and various Hillclimbs too! This car however has experienced a more “humble” life being only knowingly used on the road. With the vehicle there is a history file right back to 1956 in the form of a “buff” logbook along with various images of the car in period, purchase invoices and also maintenance records too. Looking at the Log book it is apparent that the car has resided in the north Nottinghamshire area for the majority of its life with the last owner having owned the vehicle since the early 2000′. What is so truly wonderful about this car is the feeling of “patina” – This vehicle is by no means perfect but it does present wonderfully well with the feeling of an “older” restoration having been completed in the 1980’s. The seats look to be original and are in fantastic condition along with all of the original wet weather gear also being present too. The inline 972cc 4 cylinder engine pulls fantastically well utilising the 4 speed manual gearbox without issue too. The brakes stop the vehicle with ample affect and the electrics work perfectly having been converted to 12v Most recent works undertaken include the refurbishment of the tacho and speedo (including the speedo drive) along with a services and refresh of the twin carburettors. A stunning example of a quality pre war roadster worthy of any enthusiasts/collectors garage ready to be used and enjoyed a intended. £28,995 - VIEWINGS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY -
1972 TRIUMPH TR6 RACE CAR
This TR6 was built from the ground up over 18 months, completed in Aug 2006 by well respected Triumph specialists TR Enterprises
Fully strengthened chassis with the appropriate suspension & brakes befitting a race prepared vehicle. The steel bodyshell was blasted, lightened where possible, strengthened and painted Triumph White. Externally the vehicle is shod with fibreglass wings, doors, bonnet, front/rear valance. The roof is steel but all internals removed. Safety Devices 6 point full roll cage, alloy foam filled fuel tank. Plumbed in fire extinguisher. 3:9:1LSD rear axle, All steel engine with triple 45 DCOE Webers, ‘dog’ non overdrive gearbox. 7x15″ genuine Minilite wheels. Heated front screen. Tilton pedal box assembly. Diff cooler. Probably lots more!!! Once the car was completed, it’s 1st event was Phoenix Park stages in Dublin August 2006. For 2007 it competed in the HGTCC championship, most British circuits and a trip to Spa Francorchamp in that year along with Phoenix Park once again. Please see link to the race highlights The TR6 did minimal events in the following year until the current custodian purchased it. It competed in MGCC Thoroughbreds, Swinging 60’s plus invitational races at Spa etc The car is on the button, ready for it’s next event. The engine was fully refreshed and has had 30 minutes running since. The gearbox has just been fully rebuilt using a brand new ‘dog’ gear set. A very quick car in the right hands!!
1969 TRIUMPH TR6 "Ex USA import" LHD
A beautiful example of a newly imported and restored British sports car supplied in its original left hand drive. This vehicle is 1 of 2 early TR6’s that we imported from the rust free state of California before setting about restoring them. This car in particular was rescued from the dry storage it resided in for 30 years without a turn of a wheel. Incredibly. the overall condition of the car was fantastic – Due to only being subjected to the hot climate of California where the roads are not salted! Thankfully this means that the car is incredibly original with a chassis, tub and body that have been beautifully preserved from corrosion. £19,995 20 miles The Restoration First of all we stripped the car down – The engine and gearbox were removed and the body was sandblasted and subsequently bare metal resprayed to ensure the best finish in its original white colour. As the vehicle is an early production (March 1969) we have completed the car with the tell tail signs (a white painted windscreen frame and trims in-between the rear wings and body tub). Once the car had been painted we set about renewing the whole of the braking system. This included: All new brake pipes, hose’s, cylinders, calipers, unions and new master cylinder. The gearbox was then taken to a local gearbox specialist who stripped the completely and rebuilt it accordingly. The engine block, crank and cylinder head were machined/renewed – The block was re-bored to +40, crank was polished and balanced and the bottom end was re-assembled using standard sized big end bearings and main bearings along with a new oil pump. the cylinder head was reconditioned using all new valves, springs collets etc with the seats being reground. The head was then reunited with the bottom end with the fitment of a new timing chain kit. Before reuniting the engine to the gearbox we fitted a new clutch kit and slave cylinder to ensure maximum reliability. Once the engine and gearbox were fitted back into the car we decided to stay with a carburetor set up. The car was originally supplied with Stromberg carbs however we upgraded them to genuine newly refurbished HS6 SU carbs. As a result of all of the precision engineering work the car now runs perfectly. Starts at the first turn of the key every time with perfect oil pressure, water temperature and power. to add to the perfect mechanical’s we added a stainless steel exhaust system to maximise the sound of the straight 6. Once all of the body and mechanical work was completed the car was then reassembled with ALL brand new chrome work, lights, dash board, crash pads, trim panels, seats and hood. All of the work carried out ensures that anyone buying this car will have the best classic car experience possible with a TR6. No stone has been left un-turned in all areas making this car a very good investment when put against other inferior cars. Not to be missed. If required we are able to provide the fitment of a reconditioned Overdrive gearbox supplied and fitted by TR Enterprises for a further £2,600 + VAT
1975 MG B V8 ROADSTER
A chance to purchase the car that MG never made – An MG B V8 Roadster !
So – Our MG B V8 roadster! This vehicle originally started life as a standard 1.8 4 cylinder manual overdrive car with rubber bumpers before being subjected to this wonderful transformation! All of the parts utilised to build this largely ungraded car were lifted from a genuine factory MGB GT V8 including its rebuilt 3.5 rover V8, its 4 speed manual overdrive gearbox and rear diff. The engine is also fitted with an upgraded intake and Holley carburettor. Most recent work carried out to the vehicle includes a full major service by “TR enterprises” including a rolling road set up proving a fly wheel power of 144bhp along with a strip down and rebuild of the brakes and replacement of the engine mounts too! The suspension and brakes have also been up-rated to adequately deal with the extra power and talk too. The interior is just a wonderful place to pilot from. Full leather and aftermarket Moss ‘sports Classic’ leather seats and a walnut dash as just some of the features! The exterior coachwork is wonderful and finished in its factory “aconite” which really makes this car stand out while also benefiting from a mohair hood and minilite style wheels! A Rare opportunity to obtain the car the MG should have been allowed to make and in such stunning condition. As with all of our classics. This car will be supplied with 12 months MOT and an optional service carried out by TR Enterprises. £19,000
1963 MG B ROADSTER
An older restoration built to a relatively standard spec but for an Unleaded head conversion
Just 5 former keepers from new with a wonderful history file and with a credible mileage of just 54,000 miles from new. This vehicle is still supplied today with its two 6 volt batteries as per factory spec. There is a full detailed breakdown of a full engine rebuild undertaken within the last 1500 miles of use (in 2010) where no stone was left un-turned along with a gearbox rebuild around the same time. The colour combination is as per its factory spec (tartan red coachwork and black trim) all of which is wonderfully presentable. All in all this is a wonderful example of an honest, usable and desirable early MG B with is begging to be used.
2007 HONDA S2000
2007 Honda S2000 with the iconic I-VTEC engine producing 237 bhp mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox
Where do we start with this superb example of a modern classic. Transmitting that power through the Torsen limited slip differential. With this example being a facelift version, it benefits from the upgraded suspension, cosmetic changes and the driveline. This one owner from new vehicle looks resplendent in black, the paintwork is stunning, having been well looked after from new. The black leather interior shows the low mileage of this vehicle is genuine. Having covered only 55,000 miles in its 12 years, she is barely run in for one of these!! Original dealer pack is with the car, good service history with old MOT’s to back up the mileage. A new pair of front tyres have recently been fitted and will come with 12 months MOT On the road, this S2000 drives as you would expect, a sedate cruiser until you get into the upper rev range where the V-TEC kicks in! The brakes are superb, only weighing 1274kg you get to a stop as quick as you do going! We like the fact that this example has not been modified in anyway, stock as it left the factory. It comes with a brand new factory hood cover, purchased with the car but never used. The striking number plate S2000 JE (S200 OJE) will be staying on the car for the new custodian. This alone has a value amongst the enthusiasts, better if your initials are JE!! The service history is present, the first 2 were completed by the supplying dealer. The other 3 stamps are from the same independent garage. The last service was carried out at 53179 miles. In summary, this ONE owner from new, 55,000 genuine mileage, unmolested S2000 is one of the cleanest examples we have seen. Usually the paint work, especially black is notorious for swirls and scratches, this one has gone through our detail room and looks stunning.
Daimler Sovereign Sovereign
1985/B Lancia Y10 Fire
First and foremost. What a wonderful little car!
A car that was very much revolutionary for its time with its FIRE engine (Fully intergrated and robotized engine), with displacement of 999 cc and maximum power of 45 hp (34 kW) at 5000 rpm, a very flexible engine, with low fuel consumption, low noise, low-power, allowing it to exceed 145 km/h and to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 16 seconds. These Figures were not blisteringly quick by any means however it proved to be a reliable design that was to be used for years to come in many other vehicle makes and models. this Particular vehicle is just great! Showing just 1 former keeper on the log book as this car was pre-registered to Lancar ltd (Lancia UK) before being handed to its first owner in 1985 (there is a rumour that this vehicle was used as a press car for the initial release of the Y10 FIRE in 1985. The car itself is in wonderful honest condition having never been welded before and having zero corrosion issues whatsoever to its structure. The interior is “as new” with no signs of adverse wear (or any wear for that matter!) with all the factory fitted equipment working correctly! The mileage recorded on the clock currently is 22,000 however it is evident that the vehicle has previously had a speedo issue/clock change as was common in this era. the correct mileage is 46,000 miles from new which is still incredible low for its age! A mechanically spot on, wonderfully presented “retro” modern classic which is ready to go for its new owner!