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Leominster Classic & Vintage Motorcars

Thursday 28th May 2020

  1. Lot Number 43

    01/01/1800

    1961 695BYH AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 Mk1 BN7

    Highly original; older restoration still in superb condition; owned by the vendor for 20 years and known by its previous owner since new; desirable two-seater BN7 with larger boot and leg room; investment quality
     
    Launched in 1959 the new Austin-Healey 3000 (Mk I) introduced a number of improvements to the already successful 100/6. The change of model name heralded the more powerful (124bhp) 2,912cc BMC C-Series engine. The new engine improved the car’s performance, allowing a top speed of nearly 120mph. Other improvements included front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard, and a choice of either two-seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) body styles. The 3000 Mk I remained in production until the arrival of the MkII in 1961.
     
    This particular BN7 two-seater was first registered in June 1961 and was sold new by Charles Clark Ltd of Wolverhampton. The salesman who sold it kept track of the car over the years and finally managed to buy it for himself in 1979. He then subjected the car to a total strip down and rebuild which was to take until 1981 to complete. The workmanship was carried out to a very high standard and the car is still every bit as clean and shiny underneath as it is up top, being painted and polished to a high gloss finish all over. The interior is completely original and unrestored and has acquired a lovely patina over the years.
     
    Once completed the car was barely driven and was mainly trailered from show to show, winning many awards along the way (old MOTs show that it covered less than 500 miles between 1984 and 2000). It has apparently never been used in the wet and has always been kept in a heated garage, hence the remarkable state of preservation considering that the restoration is now some 30 years old. When BMW took over the Rover Group in 1994, they apparently borrowed this car from the owner and took it to Germany for their design team to pore over while they were developing the Z3!
     
    The current vendor acquired the car in 2000 and has also used it very sparingly and on dry days only and it is still only showing 58,840 miles on the clock - a figure which is understood to be correct - although there is insufficient paperwork to prove this outright. A four-speed non-overdrive model, it is said to drive beautifully and certainly fired up quickly and ran very smoothly on the occasion of our visit to take these pictures. Recently treated to four new tyres and two new batteries, it comes complete with hood, sidescreens and tonneau cover.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  2. Lot Number 29

    01/01/1800

    1972 GVG847K VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA

    Recently imported; UK registered; only three owners; new fuel tank fitted; recently detailed and striking bodywork

    Sharing most of the metalwork and mechanicals of the beetle, the Karmann Ghia is air-cooled ode to joy and is especially appealing in bright orange paintwork and soft-top format exemplified by this 1972 model.

    GVG 847K was imported in 2017 and our vendor says it has had only two previous owners. The car has recently had a new petrol tank fitted which then led on to other things culminating in serious attention to the paintwork which, delayed by the sourcing of correct trim and badges, has only just been completed.

    The vendor also took the opportunity to tidy up other aspects of the car, including fitting a new hood which cost over £1,000 but admits that the interior does not now match the standard of the exterior. It is, however, original and serviceable and replacement parts are available should the new owner wish to carry on the good work. There are still a few jobs to sort, mainly in the braking and wiring departments, but hey, its a basic VW - how hard can it be?

    The car is left-hand-drive (as they all were) and is blessed with the more powerful 1,600cc engine (“more-powerful” is a relative term when used with reference to VW air-cooled engines). Anyone with even a passing knowledge of air-cooled VWs will be aware of the customising/tuning options for these cars but we think this car is cute enough as it stands.It is on offer at a very reasonable level, given the quality respray, new hood and sound underpinnings.



     

    Sale price: £10,600

  3. Lot Number 32

    01/01/1800

    1974 DATSUN 260Z

    Desirable two-seater Z-car; ex-California and imported in 2017; a rare dust covered beauty having not been driven since 1988; engine turns; fantastic potential

    Typical: you wait ages for an American import ‘70s Datsun Z coupé to come along and then two turn up at the same time!

    No, you are not seeing double (you really do need your eyes testing) this is a 1974 Z car, a twenty-six ounce (260Z) model – basically an earlier version of the 280Z also on offer in this auction.

    Seen by some as the ‘more desirable’ iteration, this one still bears its California plates, has an auto box, some truly groovy wide wheels (our ‘70s funkmeister reckons they are Western Turbine wheels) and the rare (1974/75 only) Wood Brown Metallic paintwork. The slightly seedy sandblast finish only makes it more appealing.

    You will not be surprised to hear that the car is a non-runner but pleased to hear that the engine does turn over. Our funkmeister also believes the California domicile and dry storage following import means that the rust is only surface-deep. You should see his MGB!

    The car is not UK-registered but does have a NOVA form and American papers which should make registration simple.

    The options are endless with this car – restore it, drift it, circuit race it, or do the bare minimum to make it legal and upset the OCD purists. We rather like the last option.

     

    Sale price: £4,550

  4. Lot Number 23

    01/01/1800 by De Lemirij BV

    2010 16 SEATER SHOOTING CART by De Lemirij BV

    Pull it with a car or by horse; built c.2010 with seating for 16; air sprung and disc brakes; indicators and hydraulic hand brake; sound system; disabled access friendly; ideal for weddings, parties or shoots; super order throughout

    This fabulous cart is in pristine condition and would have cost its first owner a fortune when it was new. Flexible and robust, it is beautifully made and very well equipped. Buy it for a fraction of the cost of a new one....

    Sale price: £4,800

  5. Lot Number 67

    01/01/1800 CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    1972 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    Early export model; RHD; Australian car in solid order; last used 2014; LPG conversion; spare engine

    Sound '72 A-suffix without the need for a welding torch. Plenty to do but well worth while.

    Sale price: £3,700

  6. Lot Number 18

    01/01/1800 ALFA ROMEO GTV 3.0 V6 24v

    2001 Y646PJH ALFA ROMEO GTV 3.0 V6 24v

    From long-term ownership; very sharp example; stainless sports exhaust; black leather; four keys; loads of history

    In the hands of its current keeper since 2007, this Alfa has been well serviced, has had lots of money spent but has covered few miles over the period.

    It's last stamped service (seven stamps in the service book) was dated 2011 at 81,141 miles, so just 4,000 or so have been covered since then. That isn't to say this was its last service...far from it. A large file of invoices show regular expenditure at MOT time, including brake pipes, discs and pads - its current ticket running until September 2020 - work undertaken each time by Stoke Gifford Garages.

    Back in 2011 it had a replacement gearbox and Q2 diff kit - fitted by Auto Lusso at a cost of £1,210.

    It alos has a recent  fruity sounding stainless exhaust, good wheels and tyres and a very smart interior complete with high-end stereo - although all the driver really needs to do is open the window and listen to the glorious sound of the 3.0-litre V6 up front.

    It comes with a complement of four keys and has just five former keepers listed on the V5C.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  7. Lot Number 26

    01/01/1800 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY 20hp Saloon

    1932 PJ3574 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY 20hp Saloon

    Lovely original condition; only four owners from new; vast maintenance history; still used for Continental touring; plenty of ooooomph

    The model offered for sale is one of the 20hp coachbuilt saloons produced between 1926 and 1936 sold in standard or long chassis format. Chassis number 45252 is one of the standard chassis examples built in 1932 with power coming from a straight-six engine coupled to a Wilson pre-selector gearbox.

    The car retains its original numbered engine, gearbox and grand four door coachwork which contains sumptuous leather seating in beautiful condition, opening roof and all the wonderful and essential, original detail for todays’ motoring such as window blind tassels and cigar lighters.

    The specification alone does not however fully convey what is being offered. With only four owners since 1932, this car has incredibly retained all of the important historical documents that make it so unique.

    Included is the original guarantee issued by the Armstrong Siddeley works to the original owner, E J Kent Esq from Esher, Surrey, signed by Mr.Siddeley himself. This is accompanied by the original sales correspondence from their 10 Old Bond Street premises, the dealer invoice and correspondence and even the original receipt from The Queens Hotel, Coventry when Mr Kent collected the car.

    Accompanying this is an intriguing service book that contains all service activity from 1932 to 1939, the first entry being at 504 miles. It was put into storage for the duration of the war and records continue from 1945 until 1948 when we believe the car entered another period of retirement. Records then continue again from 1971 and show that in 1988 the car was subjected to a significant engine and mechanical overhaul, all details of which remain with the car. Included in the documents from this period is a five page feature from “The Automobile” magazine. A further general overhaul including fuel tank removal and sender unit repair was carried out to keep the car up to scratch in 2011 and 2012.

    With its regular use and attention to maintenance, the result is a beautifully patinated, usable and reliable touring car. As one would expect, the car sailed through an MOT in February this year without any advisories.

    The last four years have seen successful continental trips to Switzerland, France and numerous UK adventures. On these trips the torque of the 3,190cc straight six and delightful pre-selector gearbox have been a joy to use !

    There cannot be a more historically interesting and complete 20hp Armstrong Siddeley in existence today. This wonderful car presents a rare opportunity to acquire a real piece of 1930s British automotive history.

    Sale price: £13,000

  8. Lot Number 49

    01/01/1800 AUSTIN MINI

    1965 COH800C AUSTIN MINI Super De Luxe

    Unique factory one-off built for the Managing Director; special interior; Wolseley 998cc engine; special colour; lots of early Cooper features; highly original; genuine 78,000 miles; an absolute must for the Mini adict

    Purchased by the vendor's father as a run-around for his son in the 1980s, it was soon put into storage after an MOT failure consigned it to the 'future projects' shelf.

    Twenty years on, he decided to resurect the car, noticing that it's first owner was Bill Davies, former Managing Director of BMC. Intruiged, he sent off for a Heritage Certificate which certainly stoked the 'hornet's' nest, proving that this is no ordinary Mini.

    For a start, it was assembled by BMC apprentices and the design team to incorporate a number of new ideas - some of which didn't see the light of day until the MkII arrived.

    It was painted Carlton Grey - which was not a standard Mini colour, but reserved for the Wolseley Hornet so must have been painted 'off line' and was fitted with a Wolseley Hornet 998cc engine and 'special trim'.....and how special is it?

    The leather covered (original) seats are believed to have been sourced from Microcell, who sold their seats to the Rootes Group and Radford, who fitted similar seats to their conversions. It had a three dial instrument panel with wood veneer - again from a Wolseley and the dash top is padded too - a feature which wasn't to raise its head until the MkII in 1967.

    The remote gear lever was carried over from the Cooper - even the rear boot panel has Cooper features making the vendor think that they started with a Cooper shell.With almost every item of the interior as originally fitted...even down to the Motorola radio, this car is simply unique - and factory supplied too.

    It has had some paintwork and welding over the years - well it is a 1966 Mini after all and it is not in concours condition. It is however very presentable, its condition adding to the overall impression of originality.

    Under the bonnet, a previous owner has made liberal use of green Hamerite which won't be to everyone's tastes, but that really is missing the point. Here we have a one-off, factory prototype/special build Mini. You simply have to have it!

    Sale price: £7,150

  9. Lot Number 52

    01/01/1800 AUSTIN SEVEN RUBY

    1934 CG9547 AUSTIN SEVEN RUBY

    Highly original and unmolsested example; running and driving; unusual to find in such sound and original condition

    This is a very appealing and very early Ruby Mk1, first registered on 16th November 1934. We don't have chapter and verse about its long and eventful life, but it remains extremely original and unmolested so it must have been loved a lot.

    The upholstery is almost entirely original, and although scruffy, would be a pleasure to restore and would look amazing. The engine runs and shows good oil pressure - certainly when cold and sounds healthy enough, although needs full choke to keep going so could do with a very good service and check over.

    We are not sure if the paint is original - some may well be, but it has been on for many years and has that lived in look. The running board rubbers are a bit sad but are the originals. The sun roof even opens.

    This is the perfect candite for preservation and not restoration. I could be out on the open road after a few days care and attention - and the only urgent job we would consider necessary would be to remove the bunny-ear indicators from the room - who thought that was a good idea?

    Sale price: £4,500

  10. Lot Number 12

    27/04/2020 BENTLEY S2 Saloon

    1962 691XUJ BENTLEY S2 Saloon

    Smart S2 with automatic transmission, power steering and air con; recent new tyres and partial repaint; refurbished interior; classic motoring at its finest

    First registered in September 1960, this S2 Automatic was supplied new by Coffins of Eastbourne to Mr RM Tilling of Pullborough with the registration number JBP 1 and the desirable options of power steering and air conditioning. Exported to the USA in around 1969, it reputedly spent many years in a private collection where it was treated to a bare metal respray in the Georgian Silver over Blue paintwork that you see today.

    Returning to the UK in late 2007, it was sold via Brightwells to a gentleman who handed it over to Ghost Motors for a thorough check-over in 2008 which cost £4,700 (invoice on file). He kept the car for the next nine years, covering around 3,500 miles during this period before selling it to the current owner in July 2017. He has also looked after the car well with bills on file for various jobs including: both brake master cylinders replaced; new whitewall tyres all round; door seals replaced; seats refurbished; new oil sender and oil gauge repaired and pressure checked; oil and filter changed each year, most recently in March 2019; new spark plugs in 2018; wings and doors resprayed on both sides in December 2019.

    Other documentation includes an original owner’s handbook with hand-written notes recording regular servicing up to 1964 when the car had covered 47,000 miles plus records of another five services at Mann Egerton over the period 1965 – 1969 by which time it had covered 86,000 miles. There is also a US Certificate of Title from 2004 when the car was resident in St Louis, Missouri.
    Now showing some 44,000 miles on the clock (presumably 144,000), the car has covered around 3,000 trouble-free miles in the current ownership and is due to be driven some 80 miles to the sale. Although it no longer needs one, it also has an MOT until February 2021.

    V5C; MOT Feb 2021; invoices; handbook; US Certificate of Title etc

    Sale price: £18,000

  11. Lot Number 60

    01/01/1800 BMW 318i E36 ESTATE

    1996 P670CCJ BMW 318i (E36) ESTATE

    From a deceased estate; a smart example; 68,650 miles; MOT April next year

    Dating from November 1996 this smart E36 318i is the now rarely seen Touring, or estate version. It comes with the economial yet fruity 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol and is driven, rather appealingly through BMW’s excellent five speed manual ‘box.

    The car is finished in silver with grey trim and has covered just 68,644 miles in the hands of its three owners, the current since 2011. On offer from a deceased estate, the car is offered here at No Reserve and offers the opportunity for some retro-cool f mechanicals and the all important manual gearbox.

    The car comes with electric front windows, electric mirrors, central locking, sunroof and a proper, period radio cassette player. It has its V5C, current MOT running until April 2021 and original service book showing it was supplied by BMW Hereford, an impressive 13 service stamps including PDI plus further three stamps for brake fluid changes and one for body inspection.

    The 3-series offers great value modern classic motoring with low mileage, low owners, a long MOT and is for sale with No Reserve…What’s not to like?


    Sale price: Not Sold

  12. Lot Number 1

    01/01/1800 BMW Z3 1.9

    1997 P25MSM BMW Z3 1.9

    Presentable and practical Z3; recent tyres and rear springs; all up together and ready for immediate fun post-lockdown; peppy twin-cam engine

    Sharp looks, benign handling and a sparkly short-stroke twin-cam….sounds Italian doesn’t it?

    In this case it’s not though – its German and comes in Z3 form, with German design quality to boot.

    This pretty, Hellred narrow-body 1997 example has been in the vendor’s hands since late 2017 and has delivered lots of fun but is now surplus to requirements since the arrival of a Ducati!

    It has covered 102,000 miles and has been well maintained. The accompanying book pack includes the service book which has 9 stamps to 70,000 miles in 2012. The car did little for a while, before a major service at Gerry Doverman BMW specialists in Hereford which included new plugs, leads, catalytic converter and O2 sensor in November 2017. The bill for this was £972 and took place at 81,738 miles.

    Subsequent maintenance has been done by the vendor, which has included regular oil changes (less than 50 miles on its most recent oil and filter change), two new rear springs and a water pump and pulley. As you will already know, BMW gave these engines cam chains rather than belts which adds to piece of mind.

    It has a manual hood (no fussy electric motors there) which is in perfectly serviceable order and apart from a slightly lazy driver’s electric window – the car is working as it should. It even had two new tyres for its last MOT – and has covered just 3,000 miles since. Its current ticket expires on 23rd July 2020 and carries just two minor advisories for ARB bushes and slight play in the o/s ball joint.

    Carrying the nice number P25 MSM, this bright red Z3 does have a few scuffs and bruises which are shown in the pictures, but is perfectly presentable and ready for some budget summer top-down motoring - and it's offered at No Reserve.

    Please note that the passenger mirror has sustained some damage getting it out of the garage and will need attention

    Sale price: £1,600

  13. Lot Number 34

    01/01/1800 CARLITE CASALETTE S TWO BERTH CARAVAN

    c1970 CARLITE CASALETTE S TWO BERTH CARAVAN

    A stunning two berth icon; freshly restored; cocktail cabinet; new upholstery; very chic; compact and lightweight; suitable for 1600cc upwards

    Thought to date from the early '70s, this delightful Carlite Casalette would have been the envy of every other caravanner on the pitch. Top of the range, and with a strong following today, the Carlite was the Rolls-Royce of caravans.

    This fine example spent most of its life in dry storage, being discovered by the vendor 18 months ago. Since then, he and his partner have done a splendid job refreshing the caravan, for it was already in very solid and sound condition.

    They have re-buttoned the original cushions, fitted hand-made curtains, wall-papered the bathroom and kitchen area, painted it throughout and replaced the lino flooring as well as the laminate in the bathroom and kitchen.

    The gas lamps are in working order, the flexi gas pipes are new and the gas hob, grill and oven are all functional - and spotless! The fridge is in working order and the outside lights have been rewired. It even has its hidden cocktail cabinet up front complete with 6 original glasses.

    The chassis has been overhauled and repainted and the original jack and wheelbrace are still present. The four corner jacks are ready greased for use (with their ingenious quick release) and it is basically all ready to go.

    It comes with an original orange canvas awning by Harrison (leaflet on file) with all the poles and in excellent condition. There is also an original Carlite manual, a later Carlite accessories brochure and even the original Practical Caravan Towing Weight Calculator.

    Light enough to tow by most classics...say 1600cc upwards, it would look superb behind your Cortina, Minx or Corsair on the way to your weekend away.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  14. Lot Number 46

    01/01/1800 CECCATO 100

    1957 477XVC CECCATO 100

    Delightful and highly original Italian classic; imported in 2018; UK registered; running and riding; matching numbers; remains remarkably original, bar a repainted tank and restored seat

    It has been checked over and runs and rides and comes with a UK V5C - not much more to say about this pretty little Italian bike. 

    Sale price: £1,250

  15. Lot Number 14

    01/01/1800 CITROEN GS

    1977 CITROEN GS

    50 years of the GS in 2020; showing just under 33,000 kilometres; spent most of life in Spanish garage; regularly maintained; currently registered in Spain with UK NOVA details

    Celebrating its 50th Birthday this year (it was one of the featured cars at this year’s Retromobile show in Paris), the GS was voted European Car of the Year in 1971. It was probably the most technologically advanced car in its class with superior comfort, safety and aerodynamics to any of its rivals.

    This 1977 GS was assembled at Citröen’s Vigo factory in Spain and still has its Spanish registration. There is some uncertainty over whether it is in basic ‘Club’ or more upmarket ‘Palas’ specification (which could be a Spanish variation on the French ‘Pallas’ spec.) but there is no denying it is in very fine condition. Rust has carried away the majority of UK-domiciled cars and it is believed there are fewer than 20 still on the road.

    It registers just 33,000km on the odometer, although there is no way of telling how many kms it has actually covered over the last 43 years. It comes with its original Spanish logbook, MOT equivalent papers back to 1997 (including the current certificate which runs to April 2020), handbook, import papers and a NOVA number, which will greatly simplify registration in this country.

    This 1977 GS is in remarkably good condition and very stylish in its understated grey paintwork. It has been driven around the site at Brightwells, the engine sounding as it should along with the gears and brakes. The suspension raises and falls and the interior is in very good condition. The only issue we found was the interior door handle on the driver's side needs sorting. Hard to believe that the concept is 50 years old this year and thanks to the Spanish climate, it is hard to believe this one is 43 years old too.

    Sale price: £2,250

  16. Lot Number 19

    01/01/1800 DATSUN 280Z Automatic

    1977 DATSUN 280Z Automatic

    VIN HLS30378021

    Recently imported from the USA; now UK registered; striking interior; running but will need some recommissioning - or the full Super Samuri treatment perhaps?

    The 280Z was quite a car and this American-import has potential to be a lot of fun. Ditch the horrendous bumpers and gain an extra 3mpg, hoik out the auto-box, do some Super Samuri-style upgrades and use your imagination. Huge fun, great style - keep the wheels.

    The car is a runner and is UK-registered but does not have an MOT (nor does it need one). It will need attention before it is fit for the road but it’s not a total basket case either.

    These Z-cars have seen a meteoric rise in popularity in recent years, many preferring them over the 240Z to use for rallying and racing. There is a thriving support network for them - catch this one while you can.

    Sale price: £3,489

  17. Lot Number 27

    01/01/1800 FERRARI 308 GTBi

    1982 KGB111Y FERRARI 308 GTBi

    From a private collection and showing just 12,683 miles by its three owners this rare 1 of 494 early Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injected models looks to be in lovely order

    Bar a couple of stamps in the service book from the mid 80s, much of the early history of this 1982 Ferrari 308GTBi is not known, but the history file includes a receipt for the car “partly dismantled” and dated February 2008.

    For some, rebuilding an incomplete quad-cam, mid-engined V8 thoroughbred Italian classic might be a little daunting, but the new owner was an engineer with his own precision engineering company and a considerable degree of enthusiasm: perfect man for the job.

    The file includes invoices for a host of parts ranging from switches to window glass, engine lid grills to cam sprockets and correspondence touching on all manner of technical aspects of the car. The best bit has to be the discussion about the disappearance and subsequent recovery of a large chunk of horsepower. The happy ending is detailed in the accompanying dynamometer printout – from ZUL Racing - showing the car back to its factory 220bhp and a satisfyingly flat torque curve.

    Attention to detail has produced a car that it as not only lovely to look at but raring to go. It might not be concours, but is smarter than most and would not let you down cruising the boulevards of Oahu, Hawaii or the mean streets of Manchester.
    The mileage shown on the speedo is only 12,683 – which is believed to be correct, but cannot be guaranteed - and the car has had but three registered keepers.

    KGB 111Y comes with its original owners handbook, service book showing two stamps, list of Ferrari dealers worldwide, four volumes of workshop manuals, a collection of invoices and the original chassis plate (not fitted) which matches the number stamped into the chassis. The colour is, of course, Rosso Corsa.

    This is a car that has been carefully reconstructed by an enthusiast and skilled engineer for his own use and not just as a profit-making exercise.

    Sale price: £38,650

  18. Lot Number 30

    01/01/1800 FERRARI F355 Berlinetta

    1999 S759PAG FERRARI F355 Berlinetta

    AMENDMENT TO ESTIMATE;Late model, highly desirable six-speed manual; LHD with only 38,888 miles (62,584km); Ferrari history; only 4,600 miles since belts changed; Gorgeous !

    Built in 1999, the final year of F355 production, this example spent most of its life in Italy before being brought to the UK in 2015.

    The complete set of F355 manuals and service book remain with the car which details the impressive service history. Receipts show the car was last serviced by Maranello Egham at 58,129km and importantly by Maranello Bozollo at 55,113km when the cambelts were changed. With only 62,584km on the clock the car has seen modest use since these interventions.

    This particular Berlinetta has been cherished and used very sparingly on UK roads. Finished in iconic Rosso Corsa with black leather interior the car drove beautifully when viewed by our specialist and is presented in fine condition. The paintwork, wheels and engine bay all being in excellent condition. It is MOTd until 21st February 2021 with no advisories.

    The F355 Berlinetta is fast becoming one of the most collectible sports cars of the 1990s. With sensational styling, stunning performance and the accompanying screaming soundtrack, this is a great opportunity to acquire one of Maranello's best.

    Sale price: £52,000

  19. Lot Number 22

    01/01/1800 FERRARI F360 SPIDER MANUAL

    2001 Y957CDS FERRARI F360 SPIDER MANUAL

    Highly desirable manual gearbox 360, right hand drive; only 34,500 miles from new; 2,000 miles since service including belts

    The Ferrari 360, produced from 1999 to 2005, was very much more than a facelift of its predecessor, the 355. An entirely new all aluminium space-frame chassis was designed with partners Alcoa giving a 40% increase in chassis stiffness compared to the steel design of the 355.

    A new 3.6-litre V8, using a flat plane crankshaft and titanium connecting rods produced 395bhp and could, according to Ferrari, reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in an electrifying 4.5 seconds.

    With chassis design and mechanicals concluded, Pininfarina then designed the ultra-smooth and elegant two seater body. Originally designed with a convertible in mind, the 360 had strengthened sills, stiffer floorpan and a redesigned windscreen frame to counter the inevitable loss in torsional rigidity when removing the roof. Neatly finished with distinctive roll bars, fully automatic folding roof and glass engine cover, the resulting 360 Spider was (and is) a thing of beauty.

    The car being offered is an original RHD UK car sporting the highly desirable manual gearbox complete with 6 speed gated gear change. Built in 2001 and finished in Argento Nurburgring Silver with dark blue leather interior, the car has only covered 34,444 miles to date.

    With significant documented service history, this example comes with the original Ferrari Certificate of Conformity and numerous receipts and bills for maintenance. Details show that the front suspension was overhauled in 2013 and that the cambelts and tensioners were most recently changed at 32,346 miles.

    There is a near continuous MOT history with ten old certificates within the documents file.

    Ferrari 360 Spiders with such low mileage and decent, recent service history are now highly sought after. This is a rare opportunity to acquire such a car.

    Sale price: £45,000

  20. Lot Number 33

    01/01/1800 FIAT X1/9 from THE GRAND TOUR

    1979 MWK552V FIAT X1/9 from THE GRAND TOUR

    Richard Hammond's X1/9 from THE GRAND TOUR; included in the Grand Tour computer game; unique opportunity to own the most famous X1/9 in existence

    We could rattle on about the stunning white leather interior, lurid purple paintwork or the smart alloy wheels but that would kinda be missing the point....

    This is the actual car that starred on The Grand Tour's trip through Scotland driven by Richard Hammond and accompanied by Clarkson in his GTV and James May in his Gamma.....

    If you don't believe us, check out the Youtube clip - here is your chance to relive the trip along the A345 in the same car.

    A word of warning - there is a bit of work to do....the engine runs and it drives and stops - but it obviously has had a life and the engine smokes like a good-un. The gears all work though and the body, originaly Italian red looks pretty sound in most places - the purple paintwork less so.....

    It had an MOT which expired in 2018, which showed no advisories and it has covered only a few miles since so how much work can it really need??

    That is missing the point though. If you are looking for an X1/9 and are prepared to take on a project - then surely this is the only one to do.

    It even features in The Grand Tour computer game....so while the car waits in the paint shop, you can still enjoy driving it.

    Christened by Hammond 'the baby Ferrari', it even has his name on the key tag. There is no doubt that this is the real deal....

    Sale price: £2,500

  21. Lot Number 41

    01/01/1800 FODEN DROPS

    1995 Foden Drops 8x6 Hookloader Truck

    In Service Date: 30/08/1995. 12,897 kilometres unwarranted.

    Buyer Passport ID required for MOD approval before collection. For clients wishing to export - Export Licence required. Sale is not conditional. Sold as seen. VAT at 20% will be added to the sale price of this lot.  A Buyers Premium will be charged at 12% plus VAT on the sale price and added to your invoice. 

    This vehicle will be available for collection from our Brightwells Site at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire HR2 9NH

    Direct from Ministry of Defence Government Disposals Contract

    Sale price: Not Sold

  22. Lot Number 8

    01/01/1800 FORD Cortina Lotus MkII

    1968 RFD671F FORD CORTINA LOTUS MkII

    AMENDMENT; Series I MkII Cortina with big valve head and Burton cams; smart example that's seen limited use over the past 10 years

    This series 1 Cortina-Lotus MkII dates from February 1968 and has formed part of a private collection, being in our vendor’s hands since 2010. The car has seen little use during this time.

    Its engine features a big valve head with Burton cams and as such, prefers lots of revs and a driving style not suited to our vendor. The car presents well and looks very much the part, the solid and sound period two-door bodyshell being finished in the rarer and arguably more suitable red with gold wheels and stripes.

    Since arrival onsite, it has fired up and sounds very fit. We have been unable to drive the car due to a clutch issues which we have not investigated. The gears all select so it is likely to be a simple fix. The only cosmetic attention we could see is that it needs a headlining - all minor stuff and reflected in the estimate.

    This MOT exempt Cortina is offered with a V5C registration document only which states the make and model as a Ford Cortina Mk2 Lotus.

    AMENDMENT; Bidders are advised that we understand that at some time in its live, this vehicle has been re-shelled.

    Sale price: £15,000

  23. Lot Number 51

    01/01/1800 JAGUAR 3.4

    1957 JAGUAR 3.4 MANUAL

    An extremely rare UK-supplied Jaguar Mk1 3.4 Manual Overdrive; one of only a few dozen RHD cars still surviving worldwide today; six owners in total; just 54,032 miles showing

    The previous owner acquired TYY 565 in 2013 and spent a considerable amount of money on it including a full suspension overhaul with many new parts, new carpets, new woodwork and refurbishment of the original leather upholstery. Prior to that it had also received a bare metal repaint and all new chrome. No doubt much other work has also been carried out over the years but unfortunately the car's history file was lost during a house move some time ago.

    It is in excellent condition throughout with a strong and quiet engine with good oil pressure and temperature. The overdrive works as it should and the brakes and it has done few miles since the suspension overhaul. The paint and chromework are in fine condition as is the bodywork with no signs of filler or rust anywhere. A ramp inspection shows that the car is as good underneath as it is up top. Although it no longer needs one, it has an MOT until 11th September 2020 with no advisories recorded.

    Sale price: £21,000

  24. Lot Number 50

    01/01/1800 KNOTT COVERED CAR TRAILER

    CIRCA 1990 KNOTT COVERED CAR TRAILER

    Simply surplus to requirements; recent tyres; old but useful; German quality

    The vendor has advised us that the brakes work and that the tyres are good. It has ramps inside the trailer which fit on the rear edge to load. We are told it tows well but the lights are not guaranteed!!..

    The internal dimensions are 13'6" long, 6' wide and minimum internal height 5'.

    On offer at No Reserve

    Sale price: £676

  25. Lot Number 61

    01/01/1800 LAMBRETTA TV175

    1960 609XVG LAMBRETTA TV175

    Simply stunning scooter in fully restored condition; a real beauty, fresh engine rebuild, runs like a top

    Imported some time in 2017, this stunning TV175 is in lovely restored condition. The vendor however was not satisfied with the bikes engine, so it was taken to Dual Sport Motorcycles in Ledbury who removed the engine and fitted new crank mains, bearings, seals and gaskets costing £588.

    That done, the bike is now tickety-boo and ready for the trip to Brighton....well, when we are allowed.....

    It also comes complete with V5c and an original handbook - in English.

     

    Sale price: £6,500

  26. Lot Number 38

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER 109" DIESEL

    1957 WSL766 LAND ROVER 109" DIESEL BASIC

    One of just 152 built in 1957; extremelty original diesel model; finalist for the Tom Barton Award for the Best Land Rover at Heritage Motor Centre

    Not your common or garden everyday 1957 Series 1 Land Rover (and they’re not exactly ten a penny, anyway): for a start, it’s a 109" chassis, and then, it’s Diesel– a two litre at that. And before you say they never made them like that originally we would admit they are rare.

    In fact, as any real enthusiast knows, they made 153 109" Diesels in 1957 (this is number 43 off the line) and the Series 1 Register lists only eight other survivors. This one spent much of its life as a fire engine (the truck bed still has the mounting holes for the pump) and it is believed the recorded mileage of 61,670 is genuine. Use as a fire engine meant little mileage and regular servicing and the vendor – a lifetime Land Rover enthusiast - says he has not had to do any work on the engine in the twenty years he has owned it.

    Our vendor bought the truck from a local garage and carried out some sympathetic repairs to the body and chassis, including spraying it grey, although the original red can be seen in one or two places if you look carefully. The wheels (later style for the sake of practicality) have been painted RAF blue which nicely complements the grey.

    There are a number of minor features which mark out this rare survivor: transmission damper on the prop-shaft, low-fuel warning light on the dash, heavy duty dynamo, fully-floating axle. These may be minor features for some whilst for others they are important, what can’t be argued is the rarity of the truck itself and its air of rugged authenticity.

    Our vendor owns other Land Rovers, including a Series 1 80", and likes his vehicles to be useable - both he and his wife said they would happily jump in and drive several hundred miles in this truck. WSL 766 has attended numerous LR shows over the part twenty years and the vendor and his wife are well-known to Series 1 Land Rover lovers, Brightwells hope that the new owners carry on the tradition.

    Sale price: £8,500

  27. Lot Number 13

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER 86" STATION WAGON

    1955 LAND ROVER 86" STATION WAGON

    AMENDMENT; Export model for restoration; lovely rare Station Wagon; loads of original features; patina aplenty

    OK, so it needs a new chassis, but once that chestnut is out of the way, the rest is all good news. It is an extremely original car and just look at the Station Wagon features.....folding rear seats, heater - and all so unmolested, the Safari top even has its vents. Simply put, this car needs the body lifting and a new chassis inserting underneath - how hard can it be. The new owner can then decide if they want to keep it LHD, or restore it in RHD spec...

    AMENDMENT; We can now confirm that this vehicle has engine number 57136554 fitted. It also comes with a NOVA imporatation document but no other paperwork.

    Sale price: £5,475

  28. Lot Number 39

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER Defender Diesel (LWB)

    2010 Land Rover Defender Diesel (LWB) RWMIK+

    In Service Date: 20/10/2010. 2,620 kilometres unwarranted.

    Buyer Passport ID required for MOD approval before collection. For clients wishing to export - Export Licence required. VAT at 20% will be added to the sale price of this lot.  A Buyers Premium will be charged at 12% plus VAT on the sale price and added to your invoice. Amendment: This lot is subject to an EAR/ASSC rating, the details of which will be provided to the purchaser and will be subject to the purchaser’s approval to accept, due to export controls. The estimate has been amended accordingly.

    This vehicle will be available for collection from our Brightwells Site at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire HR2 9NH

    Direct from Ministry of Defence Government Disposals Contract

    Sale price: Not Sold

  29. Lot Number 37

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER Defender Wolf Diesel (SWB)

    1998 Land Rover Defender Wolf Diesel (SWB) TUL HS FFR Hard Top

    AMENDMENT; In Service Date: 28/04/1998. 72,000 kilometres unwarranted.

    SNVE 377 - May be fitted with non-OEM swivel housing. Buyer Passport Id required for MOD approval before collection.

    For Clients wishing to export - Export Licence required. Sale is not conditional, sold as seen, VAT at 20% will be added
    to the sale price of this Lot. A Buyers Premium will be charged at 12% plus VAT on the sale price and added to your invoice.

    This vehicle will be available for collection from our Brightwells Site at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire HR2 9NH

    Direct from Ministry of Defence Government Disposals Contract

    AMENDMENT; MOD list this as a hard top, but as you can see it has a soft top fitted. There is no hard top supplied with this lot

    Sale price: £9,677

  30. Lot Number 31

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2 AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    2000 X513JOH LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2 AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    One of only two made; looking splendid in Damson red metallic; running beautifully with the V8 burbling; full seven-seater with many special features; a must for the collector

    No ordinary Discovery, this factory prototype was used to assess the viability of offering an Autobiography service to Discovery (and Freelander) buyers.

    One of just two produced, this one in manual form, it came with a V8 petrol and was first registered on 7th November 2000. Featured in a launch press pack, it is thought that it would have cost a whopping £62,000 if sold commercially - well into P38 Range Rover territory.

    Sadly, SVO's (Special Vehicle Operations) feasability study didn't sit well with Land Rover's new owners Ford and the project was cancelled, believed due to a lukewarm response in the US market. In any case the two Disocoverys were let out into the civilian market and this one has clearly been much loved and enjoyed ever since.

    Now with 166,000 on the clock (8,500 per year), it has had six owners including Land Rover and the current keeper, who has religiously maintained it for the last 6 years at Guy Salmon in Northampton.

    We are advised that a replacement engine was fitted at 112,303 miles (with uprated top hat liners) and the only elements which deviate from its original equipment are parking sensors and the DVD screens in the rear which replaced the original (and missing) VHS kit - well you would wouldn't you!

    It comes complete with a BMIH certificate, launch press release, a certificate to show it took place in the Guiness Book of Records Land Rover Parade at Billing in 2018 and a feature of the car in LRO from December 2015.

    An important piece of Land Rover history and in fine fettle, this is one for the serious Land Rover collector.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  31. Lot Number 65

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER SERIES 1 80"

    1953 LAND ROVER SERIES 1 80"

    AMENDMENT; UK supplied RHD early short Land Rover; remarkably solid; easy renovation; fun project which looks remarkably complete; they don't turn up like this any more.....

    A solid 80" project car with an eminently saveable chassis, this 1953 UK supplied Land Rover comes from a private collection. One of a number of Land Rovers in the sale today, it is bottom of the to do list and needs to find a new enthusiastic owner to look after it. This is one of the best projects we have seen for some time.

    AMENDMENT; Please note that this Land Rover is fitted with engine number 36107832. The vehicle is accompanied by a V5c.

    Sale price: £6,050

  32. Lot Number 53

    01/01/1800 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 88"

    1962 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA

    Later 200TDi engine fitted; overdrive; recent new canvas tilt and new tyres; well-maintained and in regular use; keeps up with modern traffic; current enthusiast owners 10 years

    Dating from April 1962, this S2A was fitted with a 200TDi engine about a dozen years ago, a well-known transplant which transforms the performance of the vehicle and makes it much less tiring to drive on long journeys. With 111bhp on tap, it easily keeps up with modern traffic.

    Our vendor and his brother acquired the vehicle in 2010 to use as a workhorse around the family estate in the Cotswolds. Proper Land Rover enthusiasts, they have maintained it carefully ever since, fitting many new parts including a new fuel tank; radiator; alternator; clutch master and slave cylinders; front and rear springs; tyres; acoustic floor mats plus much else besides, all detailed in copious invoices on file. In 2015 it was also fitted with a new cambelt and a new Exmoor Trim canvas tilt.

    Only reluctantly for sale due to impending relocation, we are told that it has always proved totally dependable during their 10-year ownership and will be sorely missed.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  33. Lot Number 40

    14/05/2020 LAND ROVER SERIES III Petrol

    1979 YHY132V LAND ROVER SERIES III Petrol

    Good looking example; usable, on the road and ready to go; money spent and original where it counts; petrol engine

    They do say you can always tell a Land Rover enthusiast, but you can’t tell him much! In case you, dear reader, are not a knowledgeable Land Rover enthusiast we will start by stating that YHY 132V is a 1979 petrol-engined 88’ wheelbase Series III.

    It is a fine-looking example (and you can’t say that about them all) and has had a lot of work done to it in recent years. It is not totally original but any deviation from standard has been done with a view to making it an even more practical classic. We are told that it is “original where it counts” which will be a comfort to the knowledgeable enthusiast.

    It is smart inside and out and has an MOT to June 2020 (admittedly with four advisory notices, but all of a very minor nature). The speedo gives no secrets away with its 7,229 recorded miles – perhaps not for the first time, perhaps being new or reconditioned.

    At the time of cataloguing we were not able to find out the history associated with this Land Rover but that will be no deterrent to the enthusiast for whom the impressive appearance will be as attractive as the quoted estimate.

    Since arrival onsite however, we can reveal that it has been fitted with new trim - correct and very smart, is shiny, extremely solid in the chassis department as well as the all important bulkhead - in fact they all look barely two years old. If you are looking for a reliable, tax exempt, MOT exempt, cheap to insure classic that will do the school run as well as the trip to the tip or office in bad weather - this is the obvious choice and is on offer for a fraction of what it must have cost to get into this condition.

    Sale price: £7,000

  34. Lot Number 28

    01/01/1800 LEA-FRANCIS S-Type Hyper

    1928 KD7361 LEA-FRANCIS S-Type Hyper

    Well-known genuine Hyper; recent blower rebuild; good history; extremely competitive car in fine order

    Richard Lea and Graham Francis set up in a small workshop in Coventry in 1895 to produce high quality bicycles. These were in great demand and the little firm soon moved to larger premises and made the obvious move into motorcycles.

    By 1919 they had introduced a car of their own design, although they had an agreement with Southport-based Vulcan to share many components in order to keep costs to a minimum.

    Lea-Francis also chose Meadows engines to power their cars, which proved a shrewd move as they were extremely well-engineered – the later 4ED having enormous tuning potential.

    A sporting image began to appear from around 1925, leading to the introduction of the Cozette-blown S-Type Hyper. Britain’s first supercharged production car, a Hyper won the 1928 Ulster TT, a 30-lap race over 13.5 miles on the roads of Northern Ireland, in the hands of the legendary racing driver, Kaye Don. The race was watched by a record 250,000 spectators and the victory placed Lea-Francis firmly on the map.

    Hyper chassis 14062 was erected in June 1928 and fitted with a Cross and Ellis two-seater body. The Lea-Francis owners club confirm that this body was removed in August 1928 and sold on, the rolling chassis being exported to a wealthy meat exporter and grazier in Sydney by the name of Mr T Field. He had a ‘rather attractive’ four seat tourer body built locally, which was to remain on the car until the early 1970s by which time it had passed through the hands of at least one further owner, a Mrs Jones, possibly of Perth, who still had the car in 1972.

    By 1975 it had been repatriated and was in the hands of well-known racer Roddy McPherson. He commissioned Barrie Price to rebuild it for racing and rebody it with replica 1929 TT coachwork.

    They managed to get the car UK registered KD 7361, which was a number originally on Hyper chassis 14139 – one of the 1929 Team cars which was subsequently scrapped.

    Peter Harper took over the car in 1976, then Len Potter, before acquisition by one-time Lea-Francis apprentice Roy Beebee.
    He rebuilt the engine, first with the original roller-bearing crank – later with a solid crank and plain bearings. It is believed that at around this time, the original crankcase 9050 was swapped with 8912 which came from a P-Type which is still fitted today. Beebee developed the car extensively, making it the quickest S-Type for a period, complete with No.8 Cozette and twin-port head.

    After his death in 1996, the car fell into disuse until it was sold to, and enthusiastically campaigned by Andrew Dixey. Maintained to exacting standards by Brewster Mudie and a regular sight in all forms of VSCC competition, it spent a year with another active VSCC competitor before coming into the vendor’s hands in 2013.

    Since then, he has continued to maintain it on a no-expense-spared basis and used it, predominantly for hill-climbs at which these nimble and powerful cars excel.

    Other than regular servicing, he has rebuilt the shock absorbers, had the car completely rewired by specialists Vehicle Wiring Services a couple of years ago and treated the Cozette to a full rebuild in 2016 since when it has had very little use. The cooling system is charged with Fernox Alfa II antifreeze at 33% mix which has excellent anti-corrosive properties.

    It had a new set of Blockley tyres in 2018 and a rebuild of the Dewandre brake servo last year.
    Included in the thick file of paperwork is a current (non-transferable) VSCC Buff Form and it will have a fresh MOT by the time of the sale. The car comes with a full windscreen (not fitted), spare propshaft, two halfshafts, a silencer and an extra wheel, there is even the original roller-bearing crankshaft, although the vendor suggests that this is more suitable for decoration than motive power.

    Running like the proverbial Swiss watch when we visited to take the photos, this correct and competitive car is ready to enter the fray at the highest level.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  35. Lot Number 25

    01/01/1800 LTI Carbodies FX4 Fariway Driver Taxi

    1997 P531SYF LTI Carbodies FX4 Fariway Driver Taxi

    One of the final FX4s built; fully restored in 2017; stunning condition

    The vehicle offered for sale is one of the most sought after Fairway Driver models built from the final batch of cars in April 1997, only six months before the end of production.

    This vehicle was fully restored in 2017 with a long list of refurbishment work completed. The front inner wheel arches and outer wings were all replaced along with the inner flitch panels. All mechanicals, suspension and brakes were also mechanically overhauled. Finally the vehicle had a full body respray in stunning red paintwork. The interior is totally original and in superb condition. The vehicle has travelled less than 30 miles since this restoration and flew through an MOT with no advisories in January 2020.

    Fitted with the lazy, low revving 2.7 Nissan diesel engine and Automatic transmission, it has oposed seats and that famous tight turning circle which makes it a doddle to manoeuvre in town.

    The history of this superb example indicates that it must have retired from official duties as a Licensed vehicle a long time ago, its validated VOSA history check records show it has only covered 26,425 miles since 2006. This is a rare opportunity to aquire such a superb Fairway Taxi! We have not seen a better one and we have driven around the site, rather too much some might say as it is huge fun and really does drive very nicely indeed.

    Sale price: £7,000

  36. Lot Number 42

    01/01/1800 MAN SV 6T CL WINCH BOWMAN

    2011 MAN SV 6T CL Winch Bowman

    In Service Date: 12/09/2011. 3,411 kilometres unwarranted.

    Buyer Passport ID required for MOD approval before collection. For clients wishing to export - Export Licence required. Sale is not conditional. Sold as seen. VAT at 20% will be added to the sale price of this lot.  A Buyers Premium will be charged at 12% plus VAT on the sale price and added to your invoice. 

    This vehicle will be available for collection from our Brightwells Site at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire HR2 9NH

    Direct from Ministry of Defence Government Disposals Contract

    Sale price: £18,100

  37. Lot Number 56

    01/01/1800 MASERATI 3200GTA

    2001 Y273CGN MASERATI 3200GTA

    Only 57,800 miles; 19" alloys; 370bhp twin turbo; one of only 4,795 made; pampered 'facelift' example of this appreciating model

    Supplied new by HR Owen of London in April 2001, this beautifully presented Maserati has covered only 57,000 miles with an excellent service history comprising six stamps in a photocopy of the original service book (the first five at the supplying dealer, including PDI) and a further two stamps in the replacement service book. The cambelt was renewed in June 2015 when it was also treated to a throttle body upgrade (a well-known improvement to the model).

    Looking wonderful in rare Sebring Blue metallic with optional chrome front grille and a tan leather interior with heated front seats, it rides on expensive 19” Kahn alloys, shod with quality Continental tyres, which fill the arches beautifully. It sounds great too thanks to quad stainless steel Powerflow exhausts.

    It also has the favoured four-speed automatic transmission, most reviewers being agreed that this suits the nature of the car better, the manual versions delivering the power of the twin-turbo V8 in too alarmingly ‘hair trigger’ fashion and also being prone to premature clutch wear and ensuing crankshaft endfloat which has led to the early demise of more than a few three-pedal versions.

    Being a late model, it also benefits from the 2001 model year upgrades to the steering which made the car less nervous to drive, and to the engine management system which reduced lag and gave more fluid power delivery. Put it in sport mode and it will still make your passengers squeal when you hit the loud pedal...

    With few owners to date, it is being reluctantly offered for sale after not having as much use as the owner was hoping for, only having covered about 4000 miles in the last seven years. MOT’d to October 2020, it also has nine old MOTs back to 2007 at 45,028 miles, sundry invoices plus the original owner's handbook and Becker Mexico Pro operating manual in the original blue leather wallet.

    Sale price: £8,305

  38. Lot Number 15

    01/01/1800 MERCEDES-BENZ 0 319 D Bus

    1964 LVG50B MERCEDES-BENZ 0 319 D Bus

    Ultra rare and ultra chic; 2-litre diesel with manual transmission; 13-seater; currently used for film, TV, promo and wedding work

    Dating from 1964, this fabulous 0 319D bus has won many hearts and minds since its arrival at Brightwells ahead of this sale and has gone viral on various Facebook pages and forums.

    The bus has been sitting in a private collection for some time in South Wales with occasional outings for PR, Weddings and TV work. Finished in green and white, one of the four period two-tone colour schemes available when new (according to the period brochure included), the interior has seating for 13 including the driver with side entrance (with wonderful automatic doors) and a useful boot area at the back.

    The original 55hp diesel engine looks to have been changed for a more powerful two-litre diesel, although perhaps a modern Mercedes Sprinter diesel engine might be the way to go, potential future use depending of course. The bus looks to be very sound throughout, both cosmetically and internally, with the discovery of a period ticket machine in the boot with ticket prices in 5 pence increments which looks and sounds like it may just work.

    The history file includes the charming period sales brochure, original service book with two stamps dating from 1967 and 1968, a comprehensive parts catalogue, partial V5 and a selection of sundry invoices showing that a new temperature gauge and fuel gauge were fitted in 2012 and a lube service plus repairs to the braking system in 2011. There are eight old MOT certificates on file, the last expiring in August 2018 which showed no advisories for that or the previous couple of years.

    We love this bus and note that the few others that have sold across Europe recently have all made six figures. “Have your tickets ready please”….

    Sale price: Not Sold

  39. Lot Number 2

    01/01/1800 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL Pagoda

    1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL Pagoda

    From a deceased estate; enticing project; fully resprayed; professional engine rebuild including fuel injection system; hard top; lots of new parts

    Sold by ourselves in 2016 to our vendor's late husband as a restoration project, this car had come in from the US with paperwork to show that all taxes had been paid.

    Dating from 1967, this left-hand drive automatic transmission 250SL spent most of its life in California. It was acquired by its previous owner in around 2004 from a private collection in California at which point it was a complete and running car.

    Being a dry state car, the body has remained in extremely good order. As you can see, it has been stripped and resprayed in red to a good, if not concours standard.

    The engine was sent away for a professional rebuild and has been reinstated in the car but not fired-up. The engineer who did the work also advised us that the injection system had a £1,000 overhaul, although there is no paperwork to substantiate this, or the reassembly work on the engine.

    The seats were retrimmed and fortunes spent on new chrome, including a set of new stack headlights and a new exhaust system.

    The car is a standard SL, not the less appealing California model which does away with the hood (less good for the UK climate). The hood frame is present but it will need a fresh cover. The car also comes with its attractive Pagoda hard-top painted in body colour.

    With the vast majority of the money spent, this project could be completed with little more in the way of expenditure and looks excellent value at the suggested guide price.

    Sale price: £25,500

  40. Lot Number 58

    01/01/1800 MERCEDES-BENZ CL500

    2002 EJ02JYU MERCEDES-BENZ CL500

    Big bruiser with an MOT until Jan 2021; cost over £80,000 when new; bonkers value

    Dating from May 2002 this sleek, pillar-less C215 series coupe was the pinnacle of the Mercedes range in the early noughties, being the rarer, more select version of the S-class saloon minus two doors.

    Powered by a 316bhp 5.0 V8 engine and driven through silky-smooth five speed automatic transmission with Sports and Winter mode, there’s the option to take a sportier drive with Tiptronic ability. The car is finished in brilliant silver with light grey leather interior, the leather covering all surfaces, complimented by walnut trim throughout. The CL’s often featured, as here, double-glazing for a whisper quiet journey along with soft-close doors and boot. There is also Comand navigation and in car entertainment along with dual zone climate control, automatic lights, electric heated memory seats which includes the steering wheel position, mirrors and even internal mirror. The car features a sunroof and original in-car period Nokia mobile phone which links to the Comand system.

    The car rides on adjustable air suspension which can also raise and lower the car along with providing a firmer, sportier ride by pressing the ‘ABC Sport’ (Active Body Control) button. There are parking sensors front and rear along with clever automatic cylinder shut-off technology for better fuel economy. The car is fitted with all-season winter tyres on the rear after a trip to southern Germany last winter and rides on a set of attractive after market alloy wheels which really set the car off nicely.

    The history file includes the V5C, old V5C, old MOTs, owner’s pack with manuals along with service maintenance invoices from local Mercedes specialist Gerry Doverman including replacement of both lower control arms, a repair to the Comand unit, replacement of a faulty control unit, steering rack joints, wishbones, full services, discs and pads, drive belts and pulleys, bushes and brake hoses the lot in the past few years totalling some £6,000! The service book shows some 10 stamps, with eight by Mercedes main dealers which bodes well.

    The car is understood to drive well, has just had a brand new battery fitted and has worn its 130,000 miles with consummate ease, nothing for one of these lazy V8s. The car comes with a current MOT running until January 2021 with just one minor advisory for tyre wear. An £80,000 car (when new) has seldom been so affordable or appealing, especially at No Reserve.

    Sale price: £1,700

  41. Lot Number 54

    01/01/1800 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500

    1996 N500MSL MERCEDES-BENZ SL500

    Face-lifted 500 in eye-catching colour boasting Panoramic roof, carbon dash trim, black leather and split-rim AMG alloy wheels; just 73,720 miles

    This late 1996 SL500 is a fine example of the 'sweet spot' in these R129 Mercedes; it has the overdrive transmission with the original better performing V8 motor.

    The vendor tells us that the car has been an absolute pleasure to drive, whisper smooth and quick to roar when told to. The original owner delayed delivery, upgrading his order to the unique blue/green colour, panoramic hard-top and carbon-fibre inlays instead of woodgrain.

    With low mileage (73,500 miles), the car comes with the M500SLN number plate.

    It had an electrical system service by Silek motors in January and given an clean bill of health plus MOT to January 2021. The current owner bought the car two years ago but has recently moved to the Netherlands, so would otherwise not be selling the vehicle; he loves it.

    He still has contact with the previous owner in London, who provided him with numerous service records including; old MOT’s, service stamps, new front springs, new soft-top mechanism and other minor items.

    The car is rust free and has very few blemishes to the original blue/green metallic paint. The all leather interior with memory seats is clean and well presented. The roll bar functions as intended and the hard top attaches and removes easily. A roof or hoist mounted hard top cradle is included.

    The car is fitted with a modern stereo, but the original is also provided. There is some minor crazing on the carbon fibre centre console and the current owner was going to rectify that using a donner console (also provided) finished to match the old one, but the moment past and he has left it as is.

    We have seen plenty of these R129s over the years and this example is right up amongst the best we have seen and no doubt will still be going strong in another 24 years.



    Sale price: £8,400

  42. Lot Number 6

    01/01/1800 MG F-Type Magna four-seater

    1932 AZ8435 MG F-Type Magna four-seater

    AMENDMENT (2); Unused for many years; delightfully original car; ex-Mouldsworth Motor Museum; lots of potential

    This charming six-cylinder 1932 F-Type Magna offers entry into the ‘Triple MMM’ world on a shoestring budget.

    It lived for many years on display at the Mouldsworth Motor Museum in Cheshire. It went back to its owner when the museum closed its doors a few years ago and sat in his garage until he sadly passed away.

    It comes to us with much of its history lost, and the more observant of you will have noticed that there is also no head fitted. This was taken off for repair many years ago and its whereabouts is not known, or likely to become known. We are therefore offering this lot without the head, or prospect of it turning up.

    The good news is that it was carefully dismantled, so other than the head itself which was presumably sent away for work, the sale does include the rocker cover, camshaft, pedestals and carburettors and manifold.

    The rest of the car is in pretty sound condition and looks complete as far as we can see - including the hood.

    It is many years since it last ran so it is certainly a project, but a very straightforward one providing the new owner can locate a spare head – there must be some out there.

    Perhaps they could fit an alterative power plant while the existing one is being restored? – it would be a relatively simple exercise and the rest of the car would take little to get back into roadworthy condition.

    The car has been off the road sufficiently long to have fallen off the DVLA radar so there is currently no V5C. The MMM Register are used to assisting owners in getting registration numbers repatriated or age-related numbers issued so it would definitely be worth joining the club – whose members may well turn up the vital missing bit!

    AMENDMENTS; Bidders are advised that this car is still recognised by the DVLA and so the new owner can apply for a replacement V5C in the usual way.

    Please also note that there is only one (the front) cam pedestal and not three as previously catalogued.

    Sale price: £19,200

  43. Lot Number 57

    01/01/1800 MINI COOPER

    1968 MORRIS MINI COOPER Mk II

    Fully restored top to bottom; as good underneath as on top; great colour combination; fresh interior; as good as the get

    This delightful Cooper MkII comes to us with very little in the way of history, so we will do our best and describe what we see in front of us.

    The logbook does reveal however that it has had eight former keepers, its most recent acquiring the car in 1987. Whether he restored it or not we don't know, but whoever did it, spent a fortune and did a very comprehensive and good job.

    It has clearly been stripped to its constituent parts and it is painted body colour underneath which is almost as shiny as it is on top. Everything has been attended to by the looks, with restored subframes, suspension, brake pipes - the full monty.

    It has also had a fresh interior and the underbonnet area is extremely clean and smart, with nice detail touches everywhere.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  44. Lot Number 17

    01/01/1800 MINI Cooper Sports LE

    1998 S141LPX MINI COOPER SPORTS LE

    Cracking little special edition, 1 of 50 Mini in Brooklands Green; full dark green leather interior; walnut dash; big fat Minilites, front spots and stripes - everything you need!

    Hard to believe this Mini Cooper Sports LE is 22 years old – only the number plate gives the game away. The car still looks as fresh and peppy as it did in 1998, helped by the smart green’n’white Cooper paintwork, the large flared arches and those wild neo-Minilite alloy wheels.

    Inside, the car has the original dark green leather upholstery and green carpeting showing some signs of wear but nothing that a little tlc couldn’t freshen up.

    It has been regularly serviced from new and there is quite a collection of paperwork including the handbook and service book - and sixteen past MOTs. The majority of attention has been routine, but in 2010 the car received two new A–panels, two new genuine Rover door skins, door steps and other attention costing over £800.

    In 2012 the car received more remedial work including new genuine Rover front wings, front panel, boot lid and various other parts and attention costing a total of around £1,500. The following year the inner and outer sills were replaced, along with the door seals and screen rubbers and some minor parts adding a further £900 to the total spent over the years.

    S141 LPX has a current MOT to September 2020 with no advisories.

    This is a car that has had a series of enthusiastic owners who have always taken the car to professionals to have any work carried out. A very smart example of the last of the last of the line real Minis.

    Sale price: £7,300

  45. Lot Number 9

    01/01/1800 MORRIS MINOR 1000 VAN

    1961 728UYP MORRIS MINOR 1000 VAN

    Exceptional example of the iconic Morris van; indicating only 64,000 miles; total rebuild in 2017; recently serviced

    Cracking little Minor van in the best of all colours (Sage Green), fitted with a new chassis and the subject of a major restoration in March 2017.

    There is no real history with this van but that seems of little importance since it underwent a full restoration in 2017. Underpinning it all is a new Alex Wills chassis and some quality workmanship – it is virtually a brand new body, too. There is no paperwork to detail the rebuild but it looks like someone did a pretty thorough job and the overall effect is impressive.

    The rear section is of fibreglass, which should appeal to someone who wants the van to stay looking as smart as it does today.
    The vendor has had it serviced recently and also fitted two new rear tyres. This is one smart Morris and would be ideal for anyone with a small business looking for a practical load-lugger that isn’t just another white van, would be a stand-out promotional tool (and there are tax incentives worth considering) or just a perfect classic run-around...

    Bidders are advised that it has been brought to our attention that the original donor vehicle may be a late 1960s Morris rather than originally a 1961 model.

    Sale price: £7,860

  46. Lot Number 48

    01/01/1800 NORTON ATLAS 750

    1955 JLD973D NORTON ATLAS 750

    Smart example of this muscular British road-burner; recent £1,000 bill for service and detail renovation back to standard spec

    Sale price: Not Sold

  47. Lot Number 5

    01/01/1800 PEUGEOT 404 Pickup

    1974 FWX83M PEUGEOT 404 PICKUP

    A LHD diesel pickup with lovely canvas top; liberated from France in 2015 with much work carried out to make a very attractive and practical vehicle

    The 404 was a hugely popular model for Peugeot and almost 3,000,000 of them, in various forms, were churned out between 1960 and 1991 (by which time production had moved to Kenya). An extremely rugged old thing, the 404 was widely used as a taxi and can still be seen all over Africa working hard for its living.

    Our vendor came across this 404 pick-up truck on a farm in the south of France in 2015 and carried it back to this country in a wave of desire for French goods not seen since the early days of Brigitte Bardot.

    He has since registered it with the DVLA, repainted it in matt grey, re-trimmed and fitted a new load cover to the truck. He also made sure it was up to scratch mechanically, passing its last MOT in 2016 with two very minor picky-picky advisories: play in the osf wheel bearing (they were all like that, mon ami) and “headlight reflectors fitted” which many would say is a good thing!

    It is, in case you didn’t spot it, left-hand-drive and is powered by Peugeot’s bullet-proof 1,900cc diesel engine. It is also indestructible, practical and full of Gallic charm.We have enjoyed driving around the compound and it starts, stops, runs and drives with all gears selecting and the brakes pulling up reasuringly.  The underside is commendably solid and the underbonnet area nice and tidy with excellent inner wings as is the 'well-plumped' upholstery.


    Sale price: £4,500

  48. Lot Number 4

    01/01/1800 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 TIPTRONIC S

    2001 Y161KCF PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 TIPTRONIC

    Fully up together 911 (996) with a good history and driven 100 miles to the sale; 85,000 miles; new engine fitted 3000 miles ago; recent replacement stainless rear exhaust boxes; serviced last December with minimal use since

    This attractively estimated 911 Carrera 4 has had eight owners from new who have still only managed to stick 85,000 miles on the clock.

    It comes with a complete book pack which shows it was delivered new to a gent in Camberley by Pan's Automobielhandel BV - Porsche Import - back in the day when cars were much cheaper bought that way.

    AFN in Guildford did the first of nine services to 74,534 miles which took place in 2011 by Hartech. There are four further stamps for system checks etc....

    An invoice on file indicates that a new engine was supplied and fitted in December 2013. The invoice lists a downpayment of £1,578 plus a futher £3,600 in December plus fitting, waterpump etc etc......(total bill £7,210) - the MOT shows at this time it had covered 81,816 miles, thus barely 3,000 more have been added since!

    It's last service took place in December by the vendor's local garage - a bill for parts showing the usual oils and filters plus an engine drive belt. An exhaust blow also led to the fitting of two excellent second hand rear silencer boxes (in stainless and costing £450 the pair!) solving a well-known issue with this model.

    It passed its last MOT on 13th January this year with no advisories recorded and comes with nine old MOTs which help substantiate the mileage.

    Driven 100 miles to the sale, the vendor desribed the car running really well on the trip down. We noticed a small crack in the front bumper, some scuffs and stone chips commessurate with the mileage and a small area of bubbling on the rear o/s wing as shown in the photos.

    Sale price: £10,500

  49. Lot Number 16

    01/01/1800 PORSCHE 911 SC TARGA

    1979 YW934V PORSCHE 911 SC TARGA

    Budget 911 ownership; essentially solid car that runs and drives; needs some cosmetic tidying; MOT until November 2020

    This metallic Bronze 911 SC Targa comes from long-term ownership. The vendor had always promised himself a 911 and purchased this one in 1986, the car having been imported (from Sweden it is believed) and converted to RHD before he got it. A letter on file states that the conversion was done to a professional standard using Porsche genuine parts.

    The V5C show eight previous owners, but some of these are the vendor's family as the car got shuffled between them at various different addresses. There is also a letter on file dating a speedometer change in July 1989 by which time the car had covered 93,111kms (58,200 miles). The replacement now shows 44,000 miles making a total of 102,200 miles.

    Used regularly for a few years, it then covered very few miles each year until five years ago or so it was put into storage.
    It starts readily, runs and drives and carries an MOT until 15th November this year. The brakes are a bit ‘sticky’ and the driver’s window will need attention. The paintwork is also showing its age too, with some peeling lacquer and an area of rust below the n/s headlight. The Kidney boxes are present and look sound, as do the B-posts which can rot badly on these models.

    Complete with ‘Cookie-cutter’ wheels, this 911 SC Targa is on offer at a level which offers access to the exclusive 911 ‘club’ at a very sensible level. A few weekends work would transform this car.

    Sale price: £18,100

  50. Lot Number 63

    01/01/1800 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    1977 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    Sahara Dust '77 F-Suffix; RHD export model; sound project with potential

    Another opportunity to bag a hot-climate, basically solid two-door project.

    Sale price: £2,150

  51. Lot Number 66

    01/01/1800 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    1976 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    Really solid RHD export D-Suffix car; air conditioning; pas; from a hot and dry climate; all duties paid; a great place to start a restoration project

    From the same collection as the others, this car benefits from some of the later features such as pas and a/c. Rust-free solid chassis.

    Sale price: £3,075

  52. Lot Number 10

    01/01/1800 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    1971 BKC135K RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    Hard to find Suffix A car; RHD; basically solid; a restoration project that is not too far gone; original interior with some saveable elements; unmolested

    OK, so its's not a VELAR, but its a nice early RHD Rangie in desirable Lincoln Green. On offer from a large private collection, this is one that is well worth saving and makes the perfect base for a concours restoration. Parts supply is significantly better than it used to be and these iconic cars are simple to work on. A perfect Lockdown project to keep you amused.

    Sale price: £4,200

  53. Lot Number 64

    01/01/1800 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    1972 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    Another restoration project - a nice early A suffix which was originally UK supplied RHD. Exported to Holland and converted

    From the same collection as the others, a big Meccano set to restore. PAS fitted. This car has a really solid chassis and despite its rather down at heal looks, would be a straight forward project for the enthusiast. Comes with Dutch registration papers and a NOVA for easy registration. Converted at some time to LHD - which may explain the excellent state of the chassis.

    Sale price: £3,150

  54. Lot Number 68

    01/01/1800 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    1972 OLX111L RANGE ROVER CLASSIC TWO DOOR

    Early UK supplied and registered A-suffix Range Rover

    Pretty far gone in the chassis deparment - this one is probably best desribed as spares or repair. Still, early RHD cars are hard to find and it still holds plenty of potential.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  55. Lot Number 3

    01/01/1800 RELIANT SCIMITAR

    1979 UTR325T RELIANT SCIMITAR 

    Smart SE6A showing just 93,910 miles with auto 'box, plush brown velour interior and Wolfrace wheels

    Nothing could say ‘1970’s motoring’ more than brown’n’beige’n’orange and, in this 1979 Reliant Scimitar we have the full set. And it works.

    Little is known of the early history of this car although it does appear to have been in long-term ownership from 1997 until last year. There are some receipts from 2007 to last year, but these are for minor service items and it is thought the car was in storage from 2014 until earlier this year.

    The overall condition of the car appears encouraging although the interior could benefit from slight refreshment. It has had some later digital guages fitted to the dash which don't feature in the accompanying handbook and it comes with an MOT to February 2021 with no advisory notices.

    This SE6A is great value at the quoted estimate, with prices for these eminently useable cars on the rise. Grab one now before it’s too late.

    Sale price: £3,650

  56. Lot Number 44

    01/01/1800 RENAULT ALPINE GTA V6 TURBO

    1990 G519ATP RENAULT ALPINE GTA V6 TURBO

    Quirky V6 Turbo 2+2 that's had money lavished on maintenance by enthusiast owners; grey leather, appreciating rare classic

    Supplied new in January 1990, this late model GTA was France’s effort at producing a mid-engine sports car boasting a 200hp turbocharged 2.5 V6 with rear wheel drive and five-speed manual transmission. It was later superseded by the facelifted A310 version in 1991.

    The car’s history file is impressive and it has clearly had a series of enthusiast owners who have seen fit to lavish time and money on the car. The last couple of owners from 2007 onwards fitted adjustable lowered suspension, attractive Azev alloy wheels, sports exhaust and commissioned work through marque specialist Roadspeed including refurbished rear subframe, bushes and clutch in 2007 at a cost of £1,762.

    The history file includes a stack of club magazines, at least 15 old MOTs, the original owners pack with manuals and the service book showing it was supplied new by Crossways Motor Co. of North Yorkshire.

    This has 15 stamps within, the last in 2005 at 131,169 miles; its current mileage showing as 135,296 miles. There are a handful of invoices and a copy of Classic Car Weekly from January 2008 which features this very car in their ‘tried and tested’ feature. The file also includes a selection of other model specific articles and useful info along with an Alpine T-shirt and a few spare parts in a bag.

    There is of course the V5C, old style V5, old photocopies of V5s and the current MOT running until August 2020 with no advisories and 2 keys.

    Believed to run and drive, the car certainly looks the part in red, trimmed in grey leather and with those big wheels.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  57. Lot Number 59

    01/01/1800 ROVER 114 GTa

    1996 P518CVP ROVER 114 GTa

    Unusual Rover hot-hatch; just 39,000 miles from new; well cared-for; parking sensors; something a bit different and great fun to drive

    Dating from August 1996 this MY96.5 face-lift model was part of the Metro replacement, known as the R6 and badged 100 series. It featured new bumpers, sills, boot handle, lights, bonnet and grill over its predecessor. As a 114GTa, this little gem was Rover’s zestier offering and as such, packed the K-Series 1.4 four-pot, a rev-counter, sports seats, sports suspension and GSi alloy wheels giving it quicker acceleration and a higher top speed over its stablemates. It was only available as a three-door.

    Showing just 39,000 miles this sweet little GTa has had just four owners from new and looks to be in good order, with many models suffering the ravages of body corrosion, where-as this looks to be clean.

    The car features remote locking, a sunroof and parking sensors with in car digital display. The car is said to deliver a surprising turn of speed and huge smiles per mile and is certainly a rare little beast with few left registered and on the road.

    The history file includes the owner’s pack and service book showing it was first registered to a Mr C Marshall of Birmingham by dealer R. H Collier of Tyseley, Birmingham and includes two stamps, both by the supplying dealer dating from 1996 and 1997 at 6,182 miles and 12,300 respectively. The file also includes the V5C, current MOT running until May 2021 showing two minor advisories for sill covers fitted, 14 old MOTs confirming its low mileage and a selection of maintenance and parts invoices dating back to May 1997 plus original warranty certificate. One for the Rover fan and not to be missed!

    Sale price: £1,000

  58. Lot Number 55

    01/01/1800 SINGER JUNIOR SALOON

    1931 398JGX SINGER JUNIOR SALOON

    Delightful original car that has seen little use for many years; runs, drives and stops; budget pre-war motoring

    Little used for many years, the vendor informs us that it runs and stops and certainly looks nice and original. There is little in the way of paperwork to show any maintenance records, but it does come with its continuation buff logbook, an MOT back in 1974 and a 1975 tax disc. The car has fallen off the DVLA radar and it will be the job of the new owner to apply for the number to be reissued in the usual way.

    There is a note in the buff logbook to the effect that it was originally registered KJ 1581, and the current registration 398 JGX was transferrred to the car on 8th August 1975.....for what reason we don't know.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  59. Lot Number 45

    01/01/1800 TRIUMPH 2500TC

    1978 JUY88T TRIUMPH 2500TC

    Good solid running and driving car; twin-carbs; recent respray; bumpers supplied but not fitted; rapid and comfortable classic motoring; MOT exempt

    This four owner 2500TC comes with an automatic gearbox and shows an indicated 58,000 miles. There are five old MOTs on file, the earliest from 1983 at which point the odometer registered 46,000 miles...so, although not definative, does give some credence to the current registered total.

    It has had a respray, which is best described as workmanlike. A good flat and polish would do wonders to improve it and for some reason the bumpers never got refitted.

    It has had new carpet set though and we have driven it around the compound, the car starting easily and the gears changing as they should.

    The twin-carb engine is much easier to own than the injected version and with an active club scene, this is a car that could be used and improved with relative ease.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  60. Lot Number 36

    01/01/1800 TRIUMPH STAG Automatic

    1975 (was OPH 345M) TRIUMPH STAG Automatic

    Good car to use and improve; recent new hood and T-bar retrim; 77,000 miles; 3.0-litre V8 engine

    This white Auto model still has a correct 3.0-litre V8 engine fitted and was sold new in Guernsey in 1975. From there, it was sent to the UK mainland in 1988 and has had a total of four owners prior to the vendor taking it to Ireland in 2012.
    It has its original handbook, Passport to Service booklet with eight stamps and some MOTs, a stack of bills and spare keys. The odometer shows 77,000 which is believed correct, although there isn't a complete run of paperwork to substantiate this mileage.
    Recent maintenance includes a new radiator core, water pump and hoses as well as a carburettor overhaul, new alternator and fuel tank and pump. It has also had new shock absorbers and a recent fresh set of tyres as well as a new battery and battery cradle.
    Its owner, who runs a well respected Dublin-based car trimmers, has also recently added a new maroon soft-top (which naturally fits a treat). This sits on a refurbished hood frame, which was blasted and powder coated and the T-bar was retrimmed at the same time.
    Older work includes a replacement steering rack and suspension work so it clear that the car has been well loved and well cared for and certainly sits well and looks the part.

    There are some areas of paintwork which are below par, but this has been taken into account in the very reasonable estimate.
    The Stag has also been in regular use, so should provide its new owner with a very usable car which can be further improved as time and funds allow. It will be sold with the requisite NOVA number which should help to get its original registration number reinstated if the car is to remain in the UK.

    Sale price: £7,100

  61. Lot Number 21

    01/01/1800 TRIUMPH TR4A

    1968 UPE757F TRIUMPH TR4A

    Stalled project; excellent chassis; overdrive gearbox; front seats retrimmed in leather; most major parts present; get stuck in and it will be back on the road for the summer!

    Providing you have a big box of spanners, you like a good jigsaw puzzle and you have plenty of time on your hands, this could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

    When it first rolled out of a Triumph dealer’s showroom in Surrey back in April 1968, UPE 757F was no doubt a joy to behold with its Wedgewood Blue paint, matching blue leather interior, gleaming chrome and overdrive gearbox. But scroll forward 50 years and look at the poor thing now. A previous owner has made a start on restoring it to its former glory but, as you can see, there is still a long way to go.

    In fact it is now a combination of two cars, a relatively rust-free American import and the mortal remains of the original TR4A. All you have to do is mix and match the best bits of both to get it exactly how you like it. The chassis is in very good shape, the body shell from the USA donor car is eminently saveable and the TR4 was designed from the outset to be assembled in RHD or LHD so swapping the steering wheel to the side you prefer shouldn’t pose much of a problem.

    Most, if not all, of the major oily bits are still present including the engine, the IRS axle, dash instruments, splined hubs and an overdrive gearbox (the latter reputedly rebuilt but this can’t be guaranteed) and there may even be duplicates of some of them. The front seats have already been expertly retrimmed in Wedgewood Blue leather so that is another job you can tick off the list. The only bits known to be missing are the wheels but the car does come on a wheeled trolley so moving it around is not a problem.

    The engine supplied retains its carbs, dizzy and water pump and is numbered CT65474E.

    This project TR4A is being offered here strictly ‘as seen’ on the photos – the having supplied as many parts as possible to make a complete car but being unable to guarantee that every single part is present.

    This is a proper Meccano kit and for someone familiar with the mark, will hold no frighteners......and comes with a current V5C.

    Sale price: £3,050

  62. Lot Number 62

    01/01/1800 TVR GRIFFITH 500

    1997 TVR GRIFFITH 500

    WITHDRAWN

    Sale price: Withdrawn

  63. Lot Number 35

    01/01/1800 VAUXHALL NOVA

    1991 J472EFM VAUXHALL NOVA

    Three owner car with just 45,000 miles on the clock; entry level classic motoring on a shoestring; on offer at No Reserve

    This '91 Nova is pretty basic, has had just threeo wners over the last 29 years who have used it sparingly. It is MOTd until July 2020 and was driven to us having been in storage for a while.

    It could do with some paintwork here and there, but nothing a few weekends with a spraycan wouldn't put right and it is on offer at No Reserve so the highest bid buys the car.

    Sale price: £1,301

  64. Lot Number 20

    01/01/1800 VELOCETTE LE

    1966 FJY14D VELOCETTE LE

    Older restoration; a few jobs to recomission; engine turns; quality machine for moped money

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    Sale price: £900

  65. Lot Number 47

    01/01/1800 VINCENT BLACK PRINCE

    1955 SGX139 VINCENT BLACK PRINCE

    Long term ownership since 1967; used for many years as a commuter bike and taken to many shows including the Isle of Man in later years; splendid, rare and loved machine; last ridden approximately three years ago; may need some light recommissioning

    This splendid Black Prince has been in the current owners hands since September 1967, a mere 53 years! The accompanying buff continuation log book lists one previous owner, a Mr Walters of Derby who kept the series of invoices which date back to November 1964 - when the bike was just six years old. Its history prior to that is unknown.

    Reefs of further invoices are on file....bring the history of this bike pretty much up to date. It's owner has ridden it consistantly and enthusiastically over the years - an article from 1997 shows it being exercised at Curborough and it has been a regular visitor to the Isle of Man.

    The file also includes a spare parts list and current V5c as well as a copy of E M G Stevens' bible 'Know Thy Beast' The Vincent.

    The vendor has also included a series of notes which list various mods over the years....these include the lighting switch and ammeter changed to Miller units and that it still runs the 6v +ve earth wiring setup.

    It has a modern club manufactured clutch and stainless rims and spokes on the wheels. The exhaust is also stainless steel and a NOS speedo was fitted 2,785 miles ago....although he has lost count of the number of miles he has covered on the bike.

    New crash bars were sourced, again from the club but didn't fit that well so are supplied but not fitted and the distributor was rebuilt but has since broken its retard springs.

    Not so long ago, the crankpin sheared and a new bigend assembly was fitted which alas is slightly out of true so the engine vibrates - this is a job that needs sorting and the flywheels need truing up.

    There is some minor damage to the fibreglass panels which was caused when the bike toppled in the driveway - fortunately without the panniers fitted at the time. In the vendor's own words "I have owned the 'old thumper' since the end of September 1967 and it appears to have grown a foot taller and two hundredweight heavier", hence it is now up for grabs.

    Sale price: Not Sold

  66. Lot Number 7

    01/01/1800 VOLKSWAGEN Caravelle GL

    1987 D120EDG VOLKSWAGEN Caravelle GL

    Out-the-box, one owner from new with just 62,209 miles on this gleaming, unmolested 2.1 petrol 7-seat minivan; very little recent use, lots of history

    From a deceased estate, this one owner from new, low mileage T3 Caravelle has seven-seats and looks pretty much as it did the day it rolled out of Cleeve Motors VW dealer for commercial vehicles, Gloucester in March 1987.

    It is fitted with the 2.1 ‘WasserBoxer’ water-cooled boxer and is driven through four-speed manual transmission. It shows just 62,209 miles and comes complete with owner’s pack and service book containing the original spec sticker and supplying dealer stamps in the front cover along with PDI. All bar one of the twenty stamps within are by VW main dealers with just one by a recognised marque specialist. The last stamp was in April 2013 at 62,025 miles by VW main dealer South Hereford Garages for £221.50, only a handful less than the current, indicated 62,209 miles.

    The history file also contains the current V5C, old style V5, an array of routine maintenance invoices and some 21 old MOTs dating back to 1991. D120 EDG. The clean MOT expired this month, so it will be need a new test before use once more.

    This is a rare opportunity to acquire an enthusiast owned, one owner low mileage and totally unmolested example of the hugely practical and ever-cool T3. This Caravelle is definitely a very funky way to do he school run!

    Sale price: £8,800

  67. Lot Number 24

    01/01/1800 VOLKSWAGEN T2 Camper

    1971 VOLKSWAGEN T2 Camper

    Ex-California; UK registered; recently re-trimmed with Rock n Roll bed; new weber carb conversion; EMPI  exhaust

    Known to our vendor as Ericha, EKH 591J is a 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Bay Window Camper resplendent in a very fetching metallic Lamborghini Arancio California orange (yes, really) and Diamond White.

    An American import, the van has been here since 2014 so has got used to driving on the correct side of the road (it’s LHD). Our vendor bought it from a friend (and they still speak) and put a lot of effort into making it roadworthy and reliable, including sorting out the brakes, rectifying various minor niggles and fitting a Weber carburettor. He also had the interior re-trimmed using OEM ‘tartan’ fabric sourced in the States and very smart it all looks, too. In addition, although not currently connected, Ericha has an electrically heated front screen.

    The van had its last MOT in 2017, when it passed with only a few minor offences taken into consideration. The van is, of course, MOT-exempt and the few minor jobs it is thought to need could all be sorted before the forthcoming long, hot summer comes upon us.

    We drove it around the site at Leominster to take the photos and video, the bus pulling well, stopping as expected and changing gear as one learns to expect in these forward control Beetles...

    Sale price: £10,250

  68. Lot Number 11

    01/01/1800 VOLKSWAGEN T2 Riviera Camper

    1970 AVV349J VOLKSWAGEN T2 Riviera Camper

    First registered in the UK in 2017; owned for some time; pop up roof; recently improved

    A little less common than your run-of-the-mill Westfalia camper van conversion, this Type 2 VW sports a Riviera pop-top. The difference? The Riviera top uses a scissors mechanism to elevate the roof giving it a straight-up movement rather than the hinged and slightly drunken aspect of the Westphalia. So much more appealing, don’t you think?

    An American import, as you might expect - and, as the name certainly does not imply, Riviera campers were converted in Eugene, Oregon. Well, would you buy a camper called Eugene?

    This van was first registered in 1970 and imported from America in 2017. The vendor tells us that the van has had a fortune spent on it and it certainly does look very smart both inside and out with new seats and door cards etc.

    The van is MOT-exempt but had its last MOT in January 2017 when it passed with only minor advisories: wobbly wheel bearings, an unspecified oil leak and lack of passenger seat. We can see that that seat has been replaced and, knowing the vendor, would imagine that the other indiscretions have also been attended to.

    We noted during our photo session that the dash lights did not show and that the battery was very flat - probably beyone salvation. What was also plain to see as we drove it around the site is the solid nature of this bus which could easily become a top notch example with some simple final detailing. The brakes felt good, it pulled willingly and still has the full complement of gears in the box.

    Sale price: £10,000