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1956 Land Rover Series I 86″

1956 Land Rover Series I 86"

A Beautifully Restored Example

1956 Land Rover Series I 86″

“624 UXT” has been a family owned car for the last twenty five or so years, and has recently been subject to a comprehensive restoration carried out to a very high standard. Courtesy of marque specialists such as CKD Shop of Southam. 

Benefitting from the following works;

Stripped entirely, original chassis and bulkhead remain. Entire vehicle shot blasted and body panels repainted from bare aluminium. 

Front axle rebuilt with new chrome swivel housings, new swivel bearings, all new wheel bearings and all seals replaced.

The gearbox and transfer box have been rebuilt by the “The Rover Co.” at some point in the vehicles life, so this was left largely alone other than replacing the front and rear output seals and also renewing the handbrake shoes. The gearbox is very smooth shifting, with high and low ratio working as they should.

All brake components were replaced; new brake drums, new wheel cylinders, new flex hoses, new brake shoes and all new brake lines fitted. The original master cylinder was re-sleeved with a stainless-steel insert and rebuilt with new seals.

A new original specification fuel tank and all new fuel lines were fitted.

The wiring loom was replaced with an Autosparks loom, along with a complete dashboard rebuild and the mileage re-set to zero.

Four new Avon Traction 6.50×16 tyres.

Exhaust system replaced with full stainless steel system.

All galvanising stripped, repaired as needed and re-galvanized All door seals replaced.

Door tops rebuilt with new runners and seals.

New SU Fuel pump and flexi fuel line replaced.

New Jones springs and new shock absorbers.

All chassis suspension bushes replaced

NOS rear Lucas Pork Pie Lamps sourced and fitted

The following recent work has been completed by CKD Shop:

Complete engine overhaul comprising of the following:

Strip to bare block and cylinder head, acid dip and glass bead blast back to bare castings.

Re-bore and deck flat the block.

Skim cylinder head – rebuild with new valve guides, new valves and valve springs, Re-paint both engine and cylinder head in two pack colour matched slate grey.

Rebuild oil pump with new gears and driveshaft.

Nitride heat treat crankshaft and re-machine to take new main and big end bearings.

Skim flywheel and replace starter motor ring and replace spigot bush.

Replace all core plugs.

Re-assemble engine with new pistons, all new bearings throughout, new camshaft, re-conditioned followers and all new seals and gaskets.

Rebuild front harmonic balancer

Replace timing chain and tensioner gear with bronze bushed version, rebuild tensioner system Oli filter housing and relief valve rebuilt, new oil filter fitted.

Glass bead blast all aluminium castings

PTFE black coat all fixings

All black painted parts were stripped, repaired/ straightened as needed and then E-coated followed by two pack satin black painting

New heater spec outlet water pipe

Exhaust manifold blasted, coated in high temp finish silver, new studs fitted.

New thermostat.

All engine machining and assembly work was carried out by TVR Power (the same chaps Land Rover Reborn use) and the engine is backed by a 2 year unlimited milage warranty from TVR Power.

All original ancillaries rebuilt including – carburettor, starter motor, dynamo and distributor. 

Dynamo has also been “matched” to the original voltage regulator which was also rebuilt.

Brand new genuine Borg and Beck clutch and pressure plate fitted.

Re-cored original radiator and all new hoses and hose clips.

New 100AH YUASA battery

New Undercover Covers hood

New canvas rubbing strip fitted to top of grill panel

Rebuilt original horn push assembly with correct dip switch

The steering box rebuilt and all track rod ends replaced

New numberplates fitted front and rear

Full recent service of vehicle including all oils changed and carb tune carried out.

Comprehensive history and invoice folder included with sale.

Asking Price: £29,950

Odometer Reading: 1,250
Registration: 624 UXT
Chassis Number: 170600438
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Green
Interior: Green

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2006 BMW M3 CS

2006 BMW M3 CS

Beautifully Presented & One of 99 Manual Examples

2006 BMW M3 CS 

Offered for sale here is this beautifully appointed BMW E46 M3 CS. Believed to be unique as a UK market ‘Competition Pack’ car equipped with a manual gearbox finished in glorious Mystic Blue. 

Once described by Evo magazine as “The best bits of the CSL for far less money”, and as a right-hand-drive manual gearbox car, this example would make a discerning choice for any M-car enthusiast. Offered with a comprehensive service history, and in very good cosmetic order.

Equipped with the ‘Competition Package’, the CS features a quicker CSL track-focused steering rack, lightweight 19-inch alloys and uprated brakes.

A mere 241 M3 CS found homes in the UK, of which 99 were equipped with the all important manual gearbox. When compared to the 422 CSL’s which came to the UK, all fitted with BMW’s SMG transmission it can only make these Competition Sport cars all the more appealing. 

This car has been incredibly well maintained throughout its life, its service record reads as follows;

  • 05/2006 – 1,346 miles – Hexagon BMW – Running-in Service 
  • 03/2007 – 10,972 miles – Hexagon BMW – Oil Service 
  • 04/2008 – 22,343 miles – Hexagon BMW – Inspection 1 
  • 03/2009 – 34,489 miles – Hexagon BMW – Oil Service 
  • 04/2010 – 47,211 miles – Hexagon BMW – Inspection 2 
  • 06/2011 – 58,681 miles – Hexagon BMW – Oil Service 
  • 09/2012 – 72,058 miles – Hexagon BMW – Inspection 1 
  • 03/2014 – 92,517 miles – Spire Highgate BMW – Oil Service 
  • 04/2015 – 104,875 miles – Spire Highgate BMW – Inspection 2, VANOS Replacement & Front Discs & Pads 
  • 02/2016 – 115,756 miles – Spire Highgate BMW – Oil service 
  • 01/2017 – 127,464 miles – Spire Kentish Town BMW – Oil Service & Rear Discs & Pads 
  • 04/2017 – 128,812 miles – Spire Kentish Town BMW – Flywheel & Clutch 
  • 08/2019 – 132,826 miles – Weston Autos BMW Independent – Oil Service 
  • 05/2021 – 133,068 miles – West-Tec BMW Independent – Oil Service  
  • 03/2024 – 133,788 miles – Everything M3 – Inspection 1

This rare and increasingly sought after E46 variant is to be sold accompanied by its original handbooks and manuals, two keys, freshly MOT’d and benefiting from having just been given a thorough once over by Darragh at Everything M3 who are without doubt ‘the’ M3 people. 

Asking Price: £25,950

Odometer Reading: 133,788
Chassis Number: WBSBL92070PP88440
Engine Number: 61323766
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Mystic Blue
Interior: Black Nappa Leather

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1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV SE

‘GWD 585K’ has been developed into a front running 70’s road sports (Group D) car with class wins at both Brands Hatch and Silverstone. Eligible for and competitive in a wide range of club motor racing including with the HSCC and HRDC.

Converted from a very solid and well kept road car in the early 2000’s, this 105 series competition car has been successfully campaigned across the UK and Europe for over fifteen years.

Previous owner Max Haycocks (a well known Alfa man) spared no expense when developing the car for racing. Chris Whelan of WDL Power built the engine, thought to produce c.180bhp. The gearbox comes courtesy of Bob Dove Motorsport – both known for getting the very best out of an Alfa.

Purchased in 2010 through Gran Turismo Engineering, the car has been part of a small collection of classic race cars and has been well maintained and fully prepared for racing and fast road use. The cars previous owner has continued to develop and upgrade the car over the last decade resulting in a very well sorted, reliable and really rather quick motorcar.

Asking Price: £39,950
Registration: GWD 585K
Chassis Number: 2410781
Engine Number: 0051234017
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Red
Interior: Black 
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1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

14,400 Mile Example

1989 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible 

Finished in Arctic Blue Metallic with deep blue leather interior and a navy blue hood this very special XJS convertible has covered a mere 14,427 miles from new.

Codenamed ‘XJ27’, the car that would evolve into the XJ-S was styled by Malcolm Sayer, the man responsible for the E-Type, under the fatherly eye of Jaguar boss, Sir William Lyons.
Conceived as a comfortable and long-legged Grand Routier, rather than an out-and-out sports car like the preceding E-Type, the XJ-S made use of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 saloon platform and running gear. Shorter in the wheelbase than its saloon siblings, the new model debuted at the 1976 Frankfurt Motor Show as a V12-powered coupé, with six-cylinders and a soft-top version following in the 1980s, the expected ban on open cars having failed to materialise. One of the most important developments in the evolution of the V12-powered XJ-S was the introduction of the HE (High Efficiency) engine in 1981. Incorporating a new design of cylinder head, this more fuel-efficient unit enabled the top-of-the-range XJ-S to meet tighter worldwide emissions legislation. The XJ-S would go on to become Jaguar’s best-selling sports car ever.

‘G245 WBY’ is offered for sale in exceptional condition throughout. Having covered so few miles the car presents and drives exactly as a near-new XJS ought to. 

Having been cared for through its life despite not travelling very far in recent years, the car is absolutely on the button and ready to be enjoyed. Not to be mistaken for a garage queen which needs recommissioning work. 

The car is accompanied by a healthy service record including a recent major service including spark plug change. 

To be sold freshly serviced again, and with a fresh MOT certificate. 

Asking Price: £34,950

Odometer Reading: 14,427
Registration: G245 WBY
Gearbox: Automatic
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Arctic Blue
Interior: Blue Leather

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1966 Ford Mustang 289

1966 Ford Mustang 289

1966 Ford Mustang 289 

  • Beautifully appointed Notchback Mustang finished in Ford’s ‘Aqua Blue’
  • Imported to the UK eight years ago
  • Equipped with an extremely well sorted and potent 289 cu in engine
  • Built in San Hose, California in 1966 and originally supplied with a six cylinder engine
  • ‘Pony’ blue over cream interior upholstery in excellent order 
  • Servo assisted brake upgrade fitted 
  • Recent suspension overhaul, to include control arms, bushes, springs and rod ends. 
  • An upgraded two inch exhaust system has been fitted which sounds utterly fantastic. 
  • One of the finest driving 289’s I’ve driven to date, very well sorted and set up
  • Body and paintwork in good order throughout, with minor imperfections to note to the paint in places
  • Overall an excellent, handsome, very well sorted and ultimately useable 1960’s Mustang 
Asking Price: £27,950

Odometer Reading: 42,096
Registration: OGU 686D
Gearbox: Automatic
Steering position: Leftt-hand drive
Colour: Aqua Blue
Interior: Blue/Cream 

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1989 Ford Escort XR3i

1989 Ford Escort XR3i

Wonderfully Original Example

1989 Ford Escort XR3i 

The Escort XR3 is a staple ‘Cult Classic’ for many, introduced in 1983 the second generation XR3, the ‘XR3i’ featured Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection. 

Its 1,597cc OHC four-cylinder engine now offering 105bhp, an impressive 0-60 time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 120mph. 

The example offered for sale here is a wonderfully original car presenting exceptionally throughout. 

Having covered 85,500 miles since new the car is accompanied by a healthy service record and has very clearly lived a pampered life. 

Unlike many examples of the breed ‘G325 WJH’ has not been got at or fiddled with neither cosmetically nor mechanically. 

There are no blue silicone hoses under the bonnet or oversized exhausts to be seen here. 

The car has been re-sprayed in its life to preserve the overall condition, this was carried out to a high standard and presents well to this day. 

Despite appearances this is no garage queen therefore drives just as you’d hope and expect one to, it is a real hoot with everything just as you left it in 1989.

The car will be sold freshly serviced and MOT’d, viewing is recommended and welcomed by appointment only. 

Price On Application

Odometer Reading: 85,506
Registration: G325 WJH
Chassis Number: WF0BXXGCABKC85487
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Red
Interior: Grey

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 427

1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 427

425 BHP Big Block Manual

1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Convertible 

This particular  example of the ever sought after ‘big block’ 427 Corvette was manufactured at Chevrolet’s St Louis, Missouri factory during November 1965. Originally finished in Milano Maroon metallic with Saddle leather upholstery, the same combination it sports today. 

Offered for sale in excellent order this rare machine ticks many of the must have boxes on any enthusiast’s wish list, but perhaps the most prevalent is the juxtaposition of such beautiful and delicate aesthetic style and (oddly for the Americans) small dimensions vs the truly monstrous power plant up front which ultimately dominates the driving experience, in an entirely positive way. 

The car has been in the UK since 1980 and at least two of its previous custodians are known to me. 

The car performs just as one should and has clearly been very well cared for with bills on file for recent maintenance and general works. The car has been given a thorough recommission by ourselves upon arrival following spending the majority of last winter indoors. 

Now very much ready to be enjoyed this mesmerising car is to be sold complete with a healthy and detailed history file, MOT tested and with two sets of keys.

Asking Price: £89,950
 
Registration: FHJ443D
Chassis Number: 194676S106807
Engine Number: 6807
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Left-hand drive
Colour: Milano Maroon
Interior: Beige Leather
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2010 Aston Martin Rapide

2010 Aston Martin Rapide

'Q' Specification

My daily transport for almost a year, this wonderful example wanted for nothing during my time with it. 

I chose to hand the car over to my friendly Aston specialists Mcgurk after buying it with a brief of sorting anything they found. North of £10,000 later this car is truly ‘sorted’. 

Work included a major service, spark plugs replaced, coil packs replaced, both high pressure fuel pumps replaced, four new tyres, alloy wheels refurbished, replacing any ‘cloudy’ glass, two new rear lights due to failing LED’s, and a few other bits and bobs. 

Exceptionally well specified, finished in ‘Q’ colours. Almond Green over Bitter Chocolate indoors. 

The Rapide is in my opinion the best use of Aston’s VH platform. Finally I feel they might be being appreciated for just how wonderful a car they are. 

Now available for sale having covered 48,000 miles with a full AM service record for just £39,950. 

The service record reads as follows;

  • May 2023 – 46,000 Miles – Mcgurk Performance Cars
  • May 2022 – 41,280 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jun 2021 – 35,200 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jun 2020 – 31,886 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jul 2019 – 30,525 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jul 2018 – 26,408 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jun 2017 – 19,667 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jul 2016 – 11,888 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jul 2015 – 7,622 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Aug 2014 – 6,959 miles – Aston Service London 
  • Jun 2014 – 6,363 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jun 2013 – 5,945 miles – Nicholas Mee Aston Martin Heritage 
  • Jul 2012 – 4,383 miles – Nicholas Mee Aston Martin Heritage 
  • Aug 2011 – 2,533 miles – Aston Martin Reading 
  • Jul 2010 – PDI – Aston Martin Mayfair
Asking Price: £39,950

Odometer Reading: 48,000
Registration: LJ10 AUA
Gearbox: Automatic
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Almond Green
Interior: Bitter Chocolate

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2016 Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure

2016 Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure

9,712 Mile Single Owner Example

2016 Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure

This one owner from new example has covered just 9,712 miles from new.

Finished in Corris Grey metallic with two tone black over red leather upholstery and black Alcantara headlining. 

In addition to the above, ‘Adventure’ specification includes full roof rack with ladder, snorkel, underbody protection, black headlight surrounds, black grille, bonnet, roof and rear door, diamond cut alloy wheels with black inserts and more. 

An exceptional example of a highly collectable iteration of the beloved Defender. 

Asking Price: £54,950

Odometer Reading: 9,712
Registration: AP65 LFX
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Corris Grey
Interior: Black & Red Leather

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1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III ‘Flying Spur’ Sports Saloon

1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III ‘Flying Spur’ Sports Saloon

1 of only 54 examples with coachwork by H. J. Mulliner

1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III ‘ Flying Spur’ Sports Saloon

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Sports Saloon

Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward, Ltd.

Chassis no. SHS341C

Engine no. SS170H

  •   One of 54 Silver Cloud III’s wearing ‘Flying Spur’ bodywork
  •   Comprehensively restored by marque specialists in 2010
  •   Prize winning show car

Facing increasing competition from faster rivals and with development of its aging six-cylinder engine nearing an end, Rolls-Royce turned to V8 power as the 1960s approached. 

Introduced in the autumn of 1959, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and Bentley S2 appeared externally unchanged from their Cloud and S-Type predecessors, though the duo’s performance was considerably enhanced by the new 6,230cc aluminium-alloy V8 engine.

In 1962, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and its Bentley S3 equivalent debuted, employing the same V8 engine though with larger carburettors, new distributor and raised compression ratio – the III also came with a four-speed GM-derived automatic transmission as standard equipment.

Most obvious among many changes from the preceding models was the adoption of four-headlamp lighting and a slightly lower radiator shell. Inside there was improved accommodation with separate front seats and increased room for rear passengers. Notable as the last mainstream Rolls-Royce to employ a separate chassis, the Silver Cloud III proved immensely successful both at home and abroad, remaining in production until the autumn of 1965.

This very special Silver Cloud III was delivered on December 15, 1964 to K. Bates, Esq. of the Howarth Construction Co. Ltd of Burnley, Lancashire. Delivered in a combination of Regal Red with beige hide upholstery, the same scheme it wears today. ‘SHS 341C’ was fitted with such options as a Hirschmann electric aerial, power windows, and luggage straps. 

While the build sheet lists Park Ward, Ltd as the coach-builder, Bernard King in his book The Flying Spur notes that all ‘Flying Spur’ bodies were produced by H.J. Mulliner & Co. Ltd. 

A point that is slightly confused by the merger of H.J. Mulliner and Park Ward into H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward, Ltd. in 1961. 

In total 54 Rolls Rovce Silver Cloud Ill’s were ordered with the

unique ‘Flying Spur’ body. More than five times as many Bentleys Continental Flying Spurs were built than Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud wearing this coachwork.

This sporting design found favour with Rolls-Royce’s changing clientele, shifting as it was from traditional landowners and industrialists to more flamboyant stars of film and stage.

After Mr Bates, Esq. sold the Rolls-Royce, it passed through four subsequent owners before turning up in the collection of Phillip Brooks of Alexandria, Virginia in 1991. It was in Mr Brooks’ care for the next 20 years, during which time it was filmed for a feature in a 2003 episode of the TV show Great Cars. Following this lengthly custodianship, possession of the car was passed on again, this is where a thorough and detailed restoration began.

Marque specialist Jim Henry completed the cosmetic work on the car, including a repaint in its original color scheme and refurbishing the interior wood, while Doug Seibert, another well-respected Rolls-Royce guru, completed the mechanical refurbishment. Emerging from restoration in 2010, it was shown at a number of Concours d’Elegance where it enjoyed numerous first place finishes.

To be sold freshly serviced and MOT’d and with its original factory booklets. 

CUV 788C is a truly exceptional example of the breed, viewing is highly recommended. 

 

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Registration Number: CUV 788C
Chassis Number: SHS341C
Engine Number: SS170H
Gearbox: Automatic
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Regal Red
Interior: Beige Leather

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