1964 MGB Coune Berlinette race car
MGB Berlinette by Jacques Coune - The ultimate MGB? Handcrafted by Belgian coachbuilder Jacques Coune in the early 1960's shortly after the manufacturing of the MGB Roadster began but before the prototype and launch of the factory MGB GT. Less than 56 examples are known to have been built During manufacturing there was a meeting with both Jacques Coune and Sir Alex Issisgonis to discuss the potential of the Berlinette being manufactured by BMC. This however this never materialised due to opinions of many being that the Berlinette design "looked too italian"! Even though they were very well manufactured using Jacques Coune's methods they were not commercially viable costing almost doubt to build compared to the standard MGB. This particular example is 1 of just 12 remaining and is the only car to have been converted into a race car. In most recent years it has competed at Goodwood in 2002 and 2010 by the late owner Mr Bob Ridgard. Since the car was last completed it has been subjected to a full strip down and rebuild including a full driveline (details can be specified upon enquiry). A chance to acquire one of the rarest cars MGB's ever produced. £89995
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Unknown
Truly an iconic 80’s Ford. 13th August 1987 RS500, build number 489, finished in the very desirable Moonstone Blue, one of only 52 produced in this colour. Covering just 38800 miles from new, this RS500 is simply wonderful in every way. E773 MMM has been subjected to a rebuild, lots of work done by RS500 specialist North Yorkshire RS Spares /Paul Linfoot. In 2012, after the car had been unused for a while it was stripped down and rebuilt to standard specification. Separately an interior restoration and body restoration were also completed including full paint. Please note that this RS500 retained its original panels throughout this. The engine, gearbox & axle were fully rebuilt at this time to. The car was back on the road in late 2014. Since then the car has covered a mere 2000 miles. In 2018, when the vehicle was last sold Paul Linfoot carried out an underside refurbishment. All mechanical parts were removed, the floors & arches were prepared and coated, all the mechanical parts were powder coated/painted, new fuel/brakes lines, driveshafts, complete exhaust system, brake discs & pads, wheel bearings, suspension bushes etc.. The invoice for this alone was around £7500. The underside of this RS500 is as clean as the top side!! The history file is wonderful, MOT’s dating back to 1991 when the car had covered 21k miles. Most previous MOT’s are present in the file. Invoices dating back to 1989 and there is a lot of invoices since!! The original dealer brochure is present along with a ‘race parts’ catalogue. A letter from Ford discussing the success of the RS500 in competition is a lovely bit of history along with a ‘Collins performance engineering’ brochure. A book pack is included with this car, it appears the original service book was lost in the change of ownership a few years ago. A service book is present and stamped 1st August 2014 by North Yorkshire RS Spares presumably when it had completed it’s resoration. The mileage on the stamp shows 36802 miles. The supplement ‘Cosworth’ booklet is present, the premium sound system booklet also in the book pack. 2 keys are present with the vehicle We could go on about this beautiful example of a cherished, low mileage RS500. It’s a car that will be hard for us to let go of, if your after a RS500 that surely can only appreciate in value while you are enjoying the pleasure of driving it, this must be the one for you!
1964/B Triumph TR4 FIA Race car
Triumph TR4 FIA Race car - Built specifically as a racecar from a completely rust free donor from the chassis upwards. Body and chassis built by TR BITZ and the divetrain built by TR Enterprises in the early 2000's. The car has competed successfully in many different series including the Spa 6 hours, Equipp GTS (multiple race winning car). Elidgable for the Masters, HSCC, Swinging 60's, CSCC, Goodwood, Donington historic festival, Silverstone classic etc etc The car was subjected to a full refresh (including a full engine, gearbox and rear axle build) at the end of last season (and due current social limitations it has had very limited running since!). Engine spec is 87mm all steel running 200BHP + utilising a tubular manifold and twin 48 DCO/SP Weber carbs, competition gearbox and LSD, Genuine minilite wheels and period Dunlop Racing tyres. The body is built using lightweight "period correct" Alloy panels too! Seats/ Belts and fire extinguishers are fully in date meaning the car is completely "ready to race!" £59950
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 Police car
We are proud to offer this exceptional and rare example of a Triumph TR4 Police car. 4100 HJ was supplied new to Southend-on-Sea County Borough Constabulary in May 1962 via Easton Automobiles, Standard Triumph agents Leigh-on-Sea. The car was equipped with a Pye radio, Winkworth bell, air horns, spot lamps, reversing lamp, windscreen mounted hand operated lamp, front and rear Police signs, rear stop sign, wing mirrors and a calibrated speedometer; all of which, with the exception of the speedometer, was fitted in the constabulary's own workshops. The optional overdrive was also fitted along with Goodyear Roadspeed tyres. Eventually the car was retired from the police force and passed through several owners before turning up in Somerset in the late 70's. The car was stored until the decision was taken to restore 4100 HJ to the original police specification. An extensive restoration followed and was completed to the highest standards to represent as closely as possible the original condition and police specification. Such was the attention to detail that where special equipment was missing, the items were sourced with the assistance of the enthusiastic members of Police Car UK. Since restoration, this rare police car has been maintained to the highest standards as may be verified by an inspection of the car. The history file contains a copy of 'Advanced Driving Explained' by Inspector W. H. Jobson; price one shilling and six pence, with a picture of 4100 HJ on the front cover. There is also a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate verifying the car's provenance. Such is the scarcity of an example of a police TR4 that Vanguard Models have produced 1500 limited 'Special Edition' models based on this actual car and displaying its registration number, 4100 HJ. A handful of Triumphs were converted for law enforcement use but this is believed to be the last remaining example in existence. Heavily documented, sympathetically restored, and toting a rich history. Vehicle will come fully serviced by marque specialists TR Enterprises, 12 months MOT and 12 months membership to the TR Register. £43000.00
Triumph TR4 Road rally car
1962 Triumph TR4 – 888 FYS – CT10806 O – Green This 01/07/1962 registered Triumph TR4 is a genuine British RHD car. Showing 5 previous keepers on the V5C. Previous owner to who we acquired the car from had owned it since 1985 and sold it 12/2017 to a private car collector. The Racing Green paintwork is lovely, genuinely nice gaps throughout. The chrome work is wonderful, no major pitting or corrosion. The interior is trimmed in Black and looks factory fresh. With a Mota-Lita steering wheel fitted, the original ‘white dash’ looks superb! The drivetrain is superb, having been recently checked over/refreshed where necessary. The engine being a mild ‘fast road’ specification, it certainly goes well. The cooling system has been upgraded to an alloy radiator with a header tank to keep it cool when driving through the South of France for example. Also has the addition of an electric cooling fan & uprated heater valve. The chrome wire wheels are in particularly good condition, the tyres are as new. The suspension has been rebuilt where necessary and the addition of a rear telescopic damper conversion. Recent works carried out (2019-2020) by marque specialist TR Enterprises includes... Camcoat of the manifold, replace distributor with a fully rebuild ‘competition' unit from Distributor Doctor, refurbish of the original seats, 2 speed wiper conversion, replaced wiring loom, fully rebuilt gearbox, install electric fuel pump conversion, installed alloy sump guard, alloy lamp bar & lights, towing eyes, harness bar & harness’s, heated front screen. Invoices in the history file amount to around £25000.00 of work carried out in the last 2 years. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful TR4, it drives as well as it looks! All our cars come with a fresh MOT and "6000 mile" serviceserviced by TR Enterprises to ensure you are fully ready to enjoy your new toy! You will also receive 12 months membership to the TR Register free upon purchase.
1963 Triumph TR4 Road rally car
Wondrfully presented with a fantastic spec
Here we have a 1962 built Triumph TR4 in stunning BRG coachwork. This particular TR4 is one of 3 built by Chestnut House Sports Cars in the mid 1990’s. All 3 TR4’s was built to the same specification, each identified by the colour of the roll cage & spot light bracket. Very well known cars in the TR world. Starting off with an imported car, it was subject to a full restoration, being registered 10th May 1994, the owner that commissioned the build is the only owner since 1994. The original import papers are present along with the title from America. Starting from a bare chassis, the car then was rebuilt into a competitive road rally car. The history file is very impressive, most correspondence from the build is present. Invoices present for the future upkeep of the vehicle, servicing/upgrades etc. Most recent work carried out was a rebuild of the engine, including new billet balanced crankshaft, 87mm piston & liner kit, Vernier cam sprocket etc. This was carried out in 2018. Previous MOT’s date back to 1994, mileage data to hand shows the car has covered around 27000 miles since built. This TR4 is very well known for it’s road rallying, a folder full of history regarding rallies entered and results are present. Back to the car we have in front of us today. It presents very well, the interior benefits from a roll over bar, Ridgard seats, Luke harness’s, Mota-Lita steering wheel. Under the bonnet is nicely presented, the engine breathing through 2x Weber 45 DCOE’s. The gearbox works as it should and does have an overdrive fitted. Alternator conversion, oil catch tank, water header tank assembly. The Autolec cut off switch is located under the bonnet. Externally, the paintwork has stood the test of time, resplendent in British Racing Green, bumpers removed, lamp bar with period Lucas lamps fitted. Works style wing vents, Minilite style wheels fitted with Firestone tyres. A soft top is fitted, we may be able to supply & fit to the car with the ‘Surrey top’ assembly if desired for an additional cost. Primed and ready to compete once again, eligible for HRCR & HERO events etc. Will come with full MOT, service from our partner company TR Enterprises & 12 months membership to the TR Register.
Triumph TR6 Unknown
A wonderful example of a highly spec’d genuine UK right hand drive CP chassis code TR6 Subjected to a body off restoration some time ago around the area is Bristol before being purchased by the former keeper whom we purchased the car from. The previous owner was left wanting more performance upon collecting the car as a new purchase. Subsequently the car was then taken to TR Enterprises for maintenance and upgrades! First of all the suspension was relieved of its rubber bushes which were replaced by polyeruthane. The lever arm dampers were changed to Koni adjustable Telescopic’s front and rear too. The driveline was then attended too. The engine had previously been “reworked” with a lightened and balanced bottom end, mild cam and gas flowed head. While at TR Enterprises the addition of a Phoenix tubular manifold and rebuilt Weber 40DCOE carbs allowed the car to make 168BHP on the rolling road (print out provided). The gearbox was completely rebuilt along with the correct ‘A’ type overdrive (on 2nd 3rd and 4th) which then transferred the power straight to the newly rebuilt “Gripper” Limited slip Differential. Lots of paperwork is provided with the car including an invoice from TR Enterprises topping £20k with the car having only been used once since the build ! . All TR’s sold by us will be supplied with 12 months MOT, a 6000 Mile Service carried out by TR Enterprises and 12 months FREE membership to the TR Register. £25,995
BMW Z3 M 3.2 Convertible 2dr Petrol Manual (268 g/km, 321 bhp)
A wonderful, low mileage example of a true “drivers” modern classic ! This beautiful Z3M Roadster is presented in its factory specification while in near faultless condition. The Silver coach work is without fault while the black and red leather interior provides a fantastic contrast of colours while entering the cabin. The specification is just great too with an electric hood, electrically adjustable and heated seats, electric windows. air conditioning, factory over matts are but a few highlights. It’s provenance is exactly as you would expect. Supplied with two sets of keys, the original service pack and service book. The service history itself is faultless with it having been “over serviced” throughout its life. Mostly by main dealerships. We operate our own detailing department on site and so we are happy to offer full paint correction and ceramic coating services if required once this beautiful example becomes yours ! £24,995
Subaru Impreza RB320
This is not your average Impreza… Also not your average RB320! 39000 miles from new and only 4 previous owners, this car is seriously stunning! Registered 23rd April 2007. Build number 269. Subaru UK importers IM Group produced a limited edition Impreza in memory of WRC champion Richard Burns, in short, it's an STi with the Prodrive engine tuning package and a bespoke chassis set-up, comprised of Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs and a lower ride height. Only available in Black, the RB320 got a mesh grille, a new front lip spoiler and a different wheel design. Far better than the standard STi. The new components and Prodrive’s suspension tweakery have done wonders for the car. When you really seek to stretch it over a few twists and bumps, the RB320 settles on its springs more quickly than the standard STi, making changing direction easier. Through longer corners those Bilstein dampers do a better job of controlling vertical body movement, ridding the Impreza of its trademark bobbing primary ride. 320bhp from its 2.5 engine, such a lovely power delivery. The 450 Nm of torque is non to shabby… Finished in Obsidian Black, the paintwork on this particular RB320 is stunning. The interior is as new.. The 18” original wheels finished in Graphite don’t have the normal curb rash on them Original specification as you would want from an appreciating classic, the whole feel of this car backs up the low mileage. All previous MOT’s are present and correct, invoices for the service work carried out and general maintenance. The original dealer book pack is present along with the service history which is as follows 5th May 2007 1016 miles 22nd May 2008 6507 miles 22nd May 2009 9584 miles 1st March 2010 15038 miles 7th March 2011 19971 miles 3rd January 2012 25583 miles 30th October 2012 29096 miles 14th August 2014 30856 miles 13th August 2015 35216 miles 4th November 2016 38473 miles The last entry into the service history book is when the current keeper purchased the car to add to his collection of rare & low mileage vehicles. He had owned it since November 2016 and has only covered 800 miles in that time. Only took out of it’s carpeted garage on bright, clear days. Surely an appreciating classic, certainly one presented in such great condition! This vehicle will come with a full MOT and having been serviced.
Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG
Here we have a very desirable 24th December 2004 registered SLK 55 AMG, finished in Telurium Silver (762U) with contrasting leather/nappa/semi-aniline Black/Anthracite (851A) interior. List price in 2004 was in excess of £50k, with our super example only having covered just under 26000 miles, you can drive away safe in the knowledge that you have grabbed a bargain! In 2007 this vehicle was exported to France, coming back to England in 2016 with 20000 on the odometer. It may be badged 55 but it actually uses a normally aspirated 5.4-litre engine with 360bhp. However, thanks to the light weight of the roadster, it has superb acceleration and pace, making it great fun to drive. The automatic 7 speed gearbox works as it should, quiet and very smooth. The extra AMG body kit and larger wheels suit the SLK shape well and it also has some exquisite detailing inside, while build quality is second to none. It's expensive to run, but as the ultimate SLK, it's a superb convertible The vehicle is equipped with front and side (head and thorax) airbags, traction control and electronic stability control The AMG sports seats are electrically adjustable and the steering column adjusts electrically for reach and height, so it's easy to get a good driving position. The instrument dials are clear and easy to read while the controls for the roof are located in front of the handbrake. Visibility is pretty good with the roof up, bearing in mind you sit quite low. The cabin is very spacious for a sports convertible and thanks to excellent refinement and the metal folding roof, it's a convertible that can be driven all year round. Air conditioning with electrically adjustable seats and an electric steering column. The seats are heated and it was fitted with the desirable Airscarf feature from the options list - a vent below the head restraint blows warm air around your neck, allowing owners to take advantage of roof-down motoring all through the year. There is hardly any buffeting with the roof down up to about 60mph and a fabric wind deflector comes as standard. Showing 6 former keepers on the V5C, low ownership for a vehicle purchased mainly as a weekend ‘toy’. Data sheet shows all the standard features and indeed the options chosen at the time of manufacture This vehicle will come fully serviced & full MOT.
1966/D Volkswagen beetle "An incredible piece of history"
Built on the first days of production of the 1967 model year.
What a wonderful piece of history this car is. Previously supplied by us. This is a 1966 1500 Deluxe beetle that was built on the very first day of production of the 1967 Model year. Purchased from new by an Mr Otis.R.Cole (Ex USA Navy Commander) who served on the U.S.S Dace in World War 2 who subsiquenly owned the car from new until 2005 ! "Otis" The Beetle was ordered BY Otis.R.Cole in July 1966 before taking delivery of it from the factory in Germany later that year before touring Europe for months. There are actually european service docuements with the car to substantiate service work carried out in germany, france, spain and portugal. At the end of his tour he made his way to the port of Lisbon, Portugal and boarded a trans-atlantic ferry to Miami with "otis" the beetle at took it home! In the history file is just marvelous - docuements include the orginal order forms, purchase documents, service book, european service invoices (even the Lisbon to Miami ferry tickets!) along with various history while the vehicle was in the USA. At the end Of Otis.R.Cole's ownership in 2005 the car was then purchased and recommissioned before making its way over to the UK in 2010 where it as been used sparingly since - Including as a wedding vehicle! Most recent works carried out on "Otis" include new fuel lines, tyres, and a completely rebuilt front beam axle using only "heritage" VW parts. Overall this vehicle ooses with history and patina. The interior remains in incredible condition with no rips or signs of ware and what a wonderful driving experience. £14950
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.
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.
1934 Austin 7 RP saloon
A wonderful, useable example of a pre war Austin. Nicely patinated yet sympathetically recomisioned to ensure reliable use. Presented with blue over black two tone coachwork and navy blue leather interior this Austin is certainly a picture to look at. Most recently the vehicle has been through the workshops of "Dennis Vessey & Co" where the car was look at from "bumper to bumper" which included a checkover and stip down/buid of the brakes, adjustment of the tracking, flush the engine coolant system, replace the dynamo, replace the exhaust system, adjust the clutch and a full set up of the engine. As a result this little Austin is a dream to drive while providing a magic pre war driving experience. Other recent work includes a full interior retrim including seats, carpets and headlining at the cost of £7500 at "Richards coach trimming". Awaiting your viewing and enjoyment
1968/F Daimler Sovereign 4.2 manual O/D
- A great rolling project -
A wonderful opportunity to purchase a rare Daimler Sovereign factory manual O/D. This is a car that we took in part exchange earlier this year. While it is completely road worthy (having been MOT's in june 2020 by its former keeper) their are areas for improvement aesthetically. Firstly the body. Although the car itself is very solid there are areas all over the coach work that require attention caused by "micro blistering" - With this in mind, to get the car to its previous "show condition" we would recommend a full respay. Aside from this the mechanicals are very good. The engine, gearbox and rear axle are nice and smooth giving a great feelback when wafting down the road! Most recently it has been subjected to various different works including replacement brake discs and pads all around and work to all 4 jacking points completed by a well known restoration firm. this work together was completed at the cost of over £5,000. The inteior presents well with a "patina'd" feel to the seats. Other than a small area of the headling that requires work the interior we feel should be left "as is" due to its originality! A great opportunity to obtain a usuable "rolling" project.