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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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1975 Maserati Merak SS

1975 Maserati Merak SS

1975 Maserati Merak SS 

This beautiful example of the Maserati Merak SS was purchased new by Andy Leek of the Dexy Midnight Runners in the oh so stunning colour it still sports to this day, Verde Indy. 

This car has recently been subject to a comprehensive restoration with bills on file totalling in excess of £130,000. 

Part of the above work included an engine rebuild by renowned specialist Don Warman. 

Having been designed and launched during Citroen’s ownership of Maserati, the Merak employed the companies hydropneumatic system, the system in the case of this car works beautifully. 

The interior has been upholstered in red leather with green carpets and black dash covering. 

A wonderful example of a Merak SS, having benefitted from an enormous amount of attention in recent years. 

To be sold complete with comprehensive history record, current MOT certificate and freshly serviced once again. 

Asking Price: £69,950

Odometer Reading: 40,960
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Verde Indy
Interior: Red Leather

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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. 

 

Asking Price: £169,950

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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2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 4.7 Manual

2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 4.7 Manual

Beautifully Appointed Example With Full Aston Martin Works Service Record

2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 4.7 Manual

Finished in striking Cobalt Blue over black hide with blue stitching this very well appointed example is a rare find equipped with the six speed manual gearbox. 

Benefiting from a full and up to date Aston Martin Works service record. 

 

Further information on this vehicle is to follow shortly. 

Asking Price: £51,950

Odometer Reading: 29,400
Registration: GK14 KVV
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Cobalt Blue
Interior: Black

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2017 Lotus Elise 220 Sport

2017 Lotus Elise 220 sport

2017 Lotus Elise 220 Sport

A stunning example of the coveted Elise 220 Sport finished in black over black upholstery with red stitching and black lightweight forged alloy wheels. 

This car has covered 19,000 miles from new with its three owners and is accompanied by a Lotus service history. 

The 220 Sport received high praise from motoring journalists for being the sweet sport in the Elise range, offering ample performance without being too much, add to that the desirable ‘Touring Pack’ this car has and you have all the fun we know to expect from an Elise, but also a highly useable sports car.

In fact the previous keeper of this very car has recently enjoyed a 3,500 trip around Europe. 

The Touring Pack mentioned above consists of the lightweight forged alloy wheels, air conditioning and cruise control. 

Ready to be enjoyed this fantastic, iconic and very well presented sports car is to be sold with fresh MOT certificate and two keys. 

Asking Price: £31,950

Odometer Reading: 19,700
Registration: WX17EGJ
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Black
Interior: Black 

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1933 Alvis Speed 20 SA

1933 Alvis Speed 20 SA

Comprehensive Service and Maintenance

1933 Alvis Speed 20 SA

– Once owned and campaigned by the esteemed former Alvis Owner Club President K.R. Day
– Boasting a rich competition history spanning half a century including a great many VSCC events for which it is eligible
– Features Vanden Plas-style two-door open tourer bodywork fitted during the early 1970s
– Scrupulously serviced with an extensive and carefully curated maintenance record beginning in 1974 and last modified in June 2023
– Impeccably presented inside, out and under the bonnet

Conceived as a high-performance sports tourer, the Alvis Speed 20 was amongst the most eagerly anticipated and exciting cars of its day. 
Besides a range of standard bodies offered for early ‘SA’ examples, Alvis supplied a small number in bare chassis form, and we’re delighted to present one such example which was delivered new to C. Follet Ltd in 1933. Vanden Plas were entrusted with the coachwork and for much of its life, this Speed 20 handsome two-door saloon. During the early 1970s, it was re-bodied as you see it today, as a Vanden Plas-style open tourer. 
Owned by and campaigned by the esteemed former Alvis Owner Club President Kenneth R. Day from the early 1950s, this Speed 20 regularly participated in trials and rally events. The earliest competition entry was the 1954 Kentish Rally and the last was the Brooklands Speed Trials of October 1999. 

A rich and detailed history file preserves numerous scrutineering tags and assorted VSCC competition ephemera as well as a comprehensive record of servicing spanning back to 1974. It’s also featured in several significant works including the Vanden Plas Coachbuilders book (page 129) and regularly appeared in the Alvis Owner Club bulletin during K.R. Day’s custodianship.
Presented in enviably good condition inside, out and under the bonnet, this superb example of Alvis’ coveted Speed 20 SA is eminently worthy of serious consideration.

The History:

– Delivered new without coachwork to the London Alvis agent Charles Follett Ltd in 1933
– Originally bodied by Vanden Plas with two-door saloon coachwork, chosen by the first owner
– Owned for a number of years by Kenneth R. Day – author of the seminal tome ‘Alvis; the story of the Red Triangle’ and President of the Alvis Owner Club
– Rebodied during the early 1970s as an open tourer in the period-correct Vanden Plas-style
– An entrant into numerous VSCC events, holding a VSCC competition car “buff” logbook

The extensive and painstakingly curated history file includes:
– Regular competition entries and associated paperwork from 1954 until 1999
– Results from Wiscombe, Colerne, Prescott, Brooklands and the Brighton Speed Trials
– Various Alvis Owners Club articles and bulletins spanning four decades
– Service records starting in 1974 and updated continually (last entry dated June 2023)
– Factory ‘Car Record’ and ‘Archive’ documents
– ‘New Registration Book’ issued in April 1954
– A factory lubrication chart
– Description of the petrol ‘Telegage’
– Lucas Technical Service manual
– Original ‘Handbook of Instructions’
– Repair manual

The Mechanics:

– 2,511 cc straight-six fed by a brace of three SU carburettors
– Four-speed manual gearbox
– This example runs and drives impeccably 
– The original starting handle remains present
– All is smartly presented under the bonnet
– The latest maintenance entry dated June 2023 details a starter motor and water pump overhaul carried out by Red Triangle Ltd

Praised in period for its competent road manners and brisk performance, the Speed 20 was an immediate hit with reviewers and buyers alike.
With years of competition success under its belt, it comes as no surprise that this SA is very well sorted, having been judiciously maintained for decades and exercised regularly for much of its life.

Asking Price: £79,950

Registration: AJJ 588
Chassis Number: 10606
Engine Number: 11058
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Red
Interior: Black 

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1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Right Hand Drive Matching Numbers Example

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

During a production run of six years, Jaguar manufactured a mere 609 right hand drive XK 120 roadsters for the home market and we are proud to be offering one of them.

Finished in Mist grey over oxblood leather interior and matching hood, this matching numbers right hand drive example has been subject to a recent no expense spared ground up restoration. 

Whilst remaining as original as possible throughout, the works carried out have been executed beautifully and close inspection of this car will not fail to please. 

From front bumper to exhaust tip the level of fit and finish is exceptional.

‘UXS 432’ has completed a small number of miles since completion and has enjoyed its most recent years forming part of a stunning UK based private collection. 

A thorough recommissioning has been carried out by ourselves upon arrival, ensuring the car drives just as one should. 

Asking Price: £109,950

Registration: UXS 432
Chassis Number: 660739
Engine Number: W 2177-7
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Right-hand drive
Colour: Mist Grey
Interior: Oxblood Leather

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