Restored Classic British CarsIan Collinge2023-11-29T12:36:01+00:00
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We are again fortunate in acquiring one of these exclusive and impressive Riley cars .. a genuine top-of-the line RMC Open-Top Roadster (3-seater), seldom seen on the roads today as only 507 were built, largely by hand, with only 100 RHD like this one for the home market, with floor-mounted gearshift and improved steering. Presents in Show Condition and drives like a Champion too.
1948 Bentley MkVI Saloon … £34,995
Billed as the “Silent Sports Car” for Town & Country use. Here we have a truly fine example, in dual grey bodywork with glass-like finish and factory perfect structural fit and door shut lines. The plush interior has been newly refurbished at high cost, and the car appears to drive as good as the day it left the Crewe Works. Amongst the finest on the market.
1953 Triumph Renown Saloon … £17,995
For the serious investor desiring a guaranteed Concours Champion here is a world-class motorcar in virtually Condition One status, which has been skilfully owner-restored with a cavalier disregard for expense, it is estimated that the cost of a professional rebuild to this exacting standard would be in excess of £80,000. Need we say more? Exceptionally rare model, with reputedly less than 100 known survivors, but we doubt any others can compare. Stunning coachwork in Jade Green Metallic with buckskin hide interior and polished burr walnut, perfect door shut lines and panel gaps, Old push-button radio, Unusually optioned with Electric Overdrive. Meticulous attention to detail throughout this amazing car.
1930 Track Car Evocation “The Croysdill Special” … £19,995
Stunning recreation of a 1930’s style racing car, influenced by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Testa Fissa, and one of one of only three built, and thought to be the only survivor. Created by a skilled engineer over 30 years ago, who had flown with the RAF in WW11 and then had a successful motor racing career in the 1950’s, racing alongside the greats of the time in racing car from the 1930’s & 40’s. He then set up and ran a successful boat building business on the south coast before using his skills to recreate this Brookland’s style Speedster using well proven and reliable underpinnings. The car is nicely aged and looks of vintage origin. Comes with a great history file covering the builders military and racing career . As close to flying as you can get with a driver’s licence! Be quick we may decide to keep her.
1971 VW T2 Devon Camper … Sold
Loads of History, Thousands spent! For the past 14 years it has been in the custodianship of one local Doctor who has kept the Camper regularly maintained by VW Agents and others. Over £9,000 spent which includes, recon engine, routine servicing, mechanical and body restoration, caravan interior, all bills on file along with original Sales Brochure, Price List and VW owner’s wallet.
1947 Triumph Roadster 1800 … Sold
This flamboyant, art deco car has been substantially rejuvenated in recent years, with a large quantity of photographs to document the rebuild and a fascinating detailed history going back over five decades, set aside an afternoon to read the enormous history portfolio. Thousands spent by preceeding owners. Great fun to drive.
1951 Bentley MkVI Special … £79,995
This is one of those very individual evocations that has clearly been professionally converted to a high standard and it remains in good condition. The bespoke body style recalls the 4 1/2 litre ‘Justine’ Special and the Derby models, combining elements of each into its wide, low slung styling. and cues like the double-cowl dashboard line, Bentley R-Type dials carefully set into a wood veneer dashboard, Stitched wood-rimmed steering wheel, Pleated leather bench seat with pleasing patination, Stylish aero screens, Details abound like the trumpet horn, spotlights and Bentley aluminium steps. Great detailing throughout.
1953 Riley RMF 2.5 Litre Saloon … Sold
This lovely old car has had over £13.000 in total spent on it according to the history folder, fully restoring the bodywork and engine to original condition. Finished in Sun Bronze Metallic with nicely mellowed Maroon leather upholstery with that aromatic vintage scent so beloved by old car aficionados and which only the passage of many decades can imbue. The car is showing low mileage of only 67,221 and 6 registered owners from new. The four-cylinder 2500 cc engine has been rebored, new pistons, and crankshaft reground, and is in excellent condition, starts very easily and runs and pulls well. Comes with old buff logbook and an up-to-date V5 Registration Document, Original Workshop and Owners Manuals plus an abundance of trade invoices indicating meticulous maintenance by previous keepers. This actual car was also featured in the Riley RM Series Book by Brooklands Books.
1955 Jaguar XK140 Roadster … Sold
Have you ever dreamt of owning a legendary, Le Mans conquering Jaguar XK Roadster, but didn’t fancy shelling out the £150 grand these iconic, rare cars normally command if in top condition? If so, we just might have the solution. At less than half that figure is our XK140 Roadster, of which only 73 genuine examples were ever built, however, this XK140 chassis originally carried a Fixed Head Coupe body but has been skilfully re-engineerd into an Open Two Seater Roadster, which is apparently similar to how the Jaguar factory actually produced the early XK120 DHC’s by cutting down FHC body shells. As you can tell from the accompanying pictures, it has been totally restored to the last nut and bolt with overall fit and finish quite outstanding. It is an original RHD Home Market car and reputedly covered only 40,000 miles from new with a mere ten ‘shake down’ miles since the rebuild.
1953 Riley RMF Saloon 2.5 Litre … Sold
Ex NEC Show Car!
Nice genuine, example showing low mileage with a great deal of originality, and remarkable, perhaps unique history. A well known car in RM Club circles and definitely not to be confused with an average run of the mill one. The last owner’s father purchased the Riley in 1960 for his 21st birthday, did all his courting in it and used it as his daily driver until 1974, after which, it was laid up and didn’t turn a tyre for 25 years until his son restored the car and put it back on the road in 2006, with a mileage of 51,710 recorded on the MOT. Current indicated mileage only 53,500. Professionally repainted to Concours standard in Sun Bronze metallic (it’s factory delivered colour)
1953 Bentley MkVI Special by Overtons … Sold
This very authentic-looking Bentley Special could easily pass for the real McCoy. It was professionally converted from an R-Type saloon at the behest of noted Bentley owner, Dr Alan Denham by Ted Overton in 1991. It is believed to have been previously owned by an ex Lord Mayor of London. The previous owner bought it in 2008 from Denham and has had the rear axle rebuilt to a 2.92:1 ratio to aid relaxed cruising. He has also added 18″ knock on Derby Bentley wire wheels with Blockley tyres.
1933 Wolseley Hornet SPECIAL … Sold
In classic British Racing Green livery, this 1933 example benefits from a full, concours-level, restoration from stem to stern with great attention to detail, by the fastidious former keeper. The hand-shaped aluminium body panels are unmarked and perfect. Flawless paintwork and shut lines. Expertly trimmed interior in Green to tone. Re-chromed throughout. Engine reconditioned and host of other works. Ready for the Show Ring!
1979 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Auto (S3) … Sold
Not to be confused with your average Sovereign XJ6, the whole car is similar to factory new with flawless paintwork and hard to believe a better example exists. Ideal for showing with every possibility of winning. Genuine 31,240 miles with full evidential paperwork and sequential MOT’s from 1983, plus all the expired road tax discs.
1962 Rover 110 P4 Saloon … Sold
From the golden age of Rover engineering, this very striking example remains in beautiful condition. Supplied with very unusual colour combination of Old English White over Storm Grey which looks as good as the day it left the Solihull works. Thousands spent on high grade restoratiuon including bare metal respray. This is a very special car!
1954 Wolseley 4/44 Saloon (Restored) … Sold
Just completed extensive restoration, including engine overhaul, re-cored radiator, full bodywork, leather interior, wood re-polished, white wall tyres, new chrome. Ready to enjoy and Show. Comes with original Owner’s and Workshop Manuals.
1952 Bentley R-Type (8 Cyl) (4-Seat) Special … Sold
Built by a former director of Rolls-Royce motorcars, and professional engineer, in the 1990s as a tribute to the ‘Scalded Cat’ Bentleys. Powered by a 6.5 litre Rolls-Royce B81 straight-eight engine allied to automatic transmission. This actual car is featured in Ray Robert’s Book of Bentley Specials in the Chapter “Sons of Scalded Cats” on p647. A vintage style Foursome Drophead Coupe was specially designed and commissioned, in traditional ash framing and aluminium panels. Sincve 2016 the Bentley has been in the possession of a fellow keen BOC Club Member, who has spent a further £10,000 on professional improvements and fine tuning of this exceptional historic motorcar.
1949 Bentley Special Roadster … Sold
Re-bodied and restored by experienced Motor Engineer in 2011 with only 2470 miles covered to date, Full nut and bolt job. 1930’s style open two seater alloy bodywork in BRG on ash frame. Stripped and rebuilt engine. Chassis lowered and engine and gearbox moved 14″ back. Interior trimmed in green leather. Mahogany dashboard, external handbrake, Folding screen and 2 x aero screens. 16″ stove enamelled wheels. Full weather gear, Generous luggage space to rear and in rear trunk box. This very authentic looking Bentley Motorcar is offered at a very keen price.
(1930’s) MG N-Type Evocation Sports Special … Sold
This MG-bodied Special was uses a genuine re-claimed MG NA body (type B254, Factory Serial Nr 168/1196) and has many genuine vintage MG components (valuable in themselves). It was mated to non-vintage (circa 1974) engine and running gear, consequently the appearance looks extremely realistic and the driving experience remains very vintage, but thankfully without the 1930’s engineering shortcomings, such as old generation brakes and crash gearbox complexity.
1956 Wolseley 15/50 “Time Warp” Saloon … Sold
Full Service history showing only 30,500 miles from new! This is an unrestored example with all original panels with perfect gaps – no welding or filler anywhere. Extensive history, with Wolseley Service Wallet, Main Dealer Invoices and MOT’s from the 60’s supporting the incredible low mileage. It is in time-warp condition and looks just like a 2 o 3 year old model, still factory original and immaculate, with bodywork and paintwork classic car restorers can only dream of.
1993 VW Golf CL 5dr AUTO … Sold
Ex. Lady’s Shopping car. Please do not confuse this exceptional car with the usual offerings. Unmarked and resplendent throughout with low mileage and ownership history. Runs like a Swiss watch. Clearly used very carefully with very attractive bodywork and unblemished ‘as new’ multicolour cloth interior with no evidence of fading, pets or smokers.Very low average annual usage of only 2,500 miles p.a for 29 years, fully corroborated by the Dealer Service history.Only 3 conscientious keepers from new car who always had the Golf serviced at correct intervals at Main VW Dealers exclusively. Owned from 1994 to 2003 by local Property Surveyor with only one Lytham lady owner since. The original VW grey book pack is present and contains all the appropriate manuals, dealer literature and service book which includes 26 VW Dealership service stamps from date of delivery.Features Glass sunroof, Blaupunkt Stereo and Automatic transmission, quite a rare option.
1939 Riley Twelve Special … Sold
First registered on the 12th August, 1939 with a Riley Twelve saloon body, but it was re bodied as a special, probably in the 50‘s or 60‘s. Purchased by a Dutch enthusiast in 2002 for use in trials and issued with a VSCC Passport Document (Nr 18256) in the Special Category dated January 2007 confirming its eligibility to compete in Vintage Sports-Car Club events. The original 295 chassis has been shortened and the engine moved rearward in the chassis, but the car has retained all its major pre-war Riley components. The Riley axles have been fitted with “knock on” hubs and 18” diameter standard Riley spoked wheels. It has Girling rod brakes with 15” diameter drums at the front and 13” at the rear. Apart from twin SU carbs, the 1496cc engine is believed to be standard of specification. The car has a lightweight aluminium two seat open body, built on an ash frame, resulting in a low slung, sleek, purposeful, racer. It has a folding windscreen and the rear tyres have an increased profile making them slightly larger diameter than the front for better traction.
1946 Standard Eight (4 Seat) Tourer … Sold
Seldom seen on the roads today, but once one of Britain’s most popular small cars, the ‘Mini’ of its day, the “Flying Eight” by the Standard Motor Coy, the Open Tourer model being an even rarer sight. This post-war example is a genuine factory built Tourer which has been stripped to the bare frame and rebuilt by an enthusiast previous owner. Mechanically and bodily refurbished throughout, a full nut & bolt job, so looks like new. New wiring harness, Dynamator fitted, New hood and sidescreens, all new interior, electric fuel pump conversion. Glass-finish respray in Olde English White with Red upholstery (perfect for the odd family wedding) Full photo record of the restoration included. All work done to high professional standard. See Data Page for full details.
2017 VW T6 Transporter Bespoke Campervan … Sold
This low mileage, Kombi Highline Camper has been highly detailed and customised by its former fastidious owner at enormous expense, resulting in a unique leisure vehicle with a luxury modern theme incorporating LED mood interior lighting and upgraded sound system. Also features a bespoke cab, handmade leather monogrammed seats, colour-coded door cards, and much more. Adding up all the bills comes to over £60k, but now available at a very good price along with substantial amount of extra camping equipment and cherished plate (VW17 DUB) thrown in. Very easy to drive with powerful 204PS (bhp) Diesel and 6 gears, could easily double as everyday transport. Classic car considered in part exchange.
1966 Alvis 3-Litre TF21 Drophead Coupe … Sold
Stunning matching numbers car in blue metallic with superb magnolia leather upholstery and contrasting mohair lined hood. Fitted power steering & chrome wire wheels. Comprehensively restored to very high standard by Marque Specialist for his own use. During the rebuild converted from Fixed to Drophead coupe using precision replica parts including the ash framework, and changed from an automatic to 5 speed manual gearbox using a Ford type 9 gearbox and approved conversion kit. Virtually indistinguishable from factory spec DHC. See Data Page for more on this unrepeatable car.
1957 Daimler Conquest Century Saloon … Sold
Believed low mileage with 5 owners to date. Just emerging from extensive restoration following 40 year lay up. New body panels, new engine rebuild, professionally resprayed, re-chromed, brakes, new exhaust, cooling system, all attended to by enthusiast DLOC member who has spent many thousands and hundreds of hours bringing this car up to a very high standard. Reputedly only 58,000 miles from new. See full details and pics on Data Page (to the left)
1953 Riley RME 1.5 Saloon … Sold
A very attractive and fully sorted RM Saloon with bulging history folder. Subject to a decade-long rolling restoration by experienced Riley enthusiast. During his custodianship the car was painstakingly overhauled, with all suspect body and woodwork parts (A-post, sills etc) replaced, new leatherette roof fitted, chrome parts re-plated, body resprayed, brand new interior in biscuit leather with new headlining, carpets and doorcards, all done to professional standard. New polished wood steering wheel, all brakes attended to with new wheel cylinders, radiator re-cored, new clutch plate, headlights updated, semaphores plus flashing indicators incorporated and lots more. More than 80 invoices on file for over £11,000 of which around £7,000 are for parts alone. Not to mention the long hours of unpaid labour, lavished on the car by its last, keen Club member. Drives exceptionally well. See Data Page.
1991 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4 x 4 … Sold
A genuine low mileage example.
This automotive classic comes with documented Ford Main Dealer Service history from new, supporting the indicated 57,000 miles. Understandably it is in very nice condition, could easily pass for a 1 or 2 year old car. Attractively finished in Moondust Silver and Black Leather. Used very sparingly, only covered 500 odd miles in last five years, must be one of the finest in the Country. Four Wheel Drive. Rides on the correct 15” Lattice Alloy Wheels. Recaro front seats, Glass Sunroof, Clifford C300 Thatcham Alarm System, Magnex Performance 4” Exhaust System. Correct identification plates all round. See Data page for more.
1949 Riley RMC Roadster 2,5 Litre …Sold
Iconic and rare sportscar with only 507 built. This highly usable example, with matching numbers, is offered at a fraction of the price of a Concours job. In last ownership for 25 years with a full engine rebuild around a 1000 miles ago! However, it is no pampered show queen, so please don’t come and nit-pick, but it is very honest and authentic-looking from the passage of time. Its sleek, art-deco bodywork still turns heads on the road. Finished in Olde English White with only minor touching in here and there. Plush interior upholstery in deep red with matching carpets, polished wood, hood, sidescreens and tailored tonneau cover. Comes with history folder with bills for professional engine rebuild, which included new pistons, re-boring and crank regrinding. Gearbox repaired too as well as beefy, oversize tyres fitted for performance and economy. Interesting history. See Data Page.
1949 Riley RM 1.5L Saloon … Sold
Highly detailed restoration by Marque Specialist. Flawless body, new chrome, leather interior. Hard to believe a better example exists worldwide. The restoration was done by David Brown Vintage & Classic Restorations in Nottinghamshire, well known in ROC circles for preparing and detailing RM Rileys to Concours Show condition. To restore to this standard today, think in excess of £50k! See Data Page for more.
1939 SS Jaguar 1,5 Litre Saloon Sold
This quintessentially British motorcar has been subject to an extensive restoration from the frame up, plus recent Bill for £12,000 from the Marque Specialists for reconditioned engine and steering box and lots more besides. Stylish coachwork in Ebony Black over Dubonnet Rosso with plush Burgundy leather interior. According to the Jaguar Owners Club, there are only sixty one 1 ½ litre all steel saloon cars worldwide and it is thought this is one of only six in the UK, however few will be up to this standard. A rare opportunity to purchase a scarce post-vintage classic, bound to appreciate. (You can see others advertised at twice this price)
The SS marque was launched late in 1931 with the 2-litre SSI and 1-litre SSII models, both side valve-engined cars with outstandingly stylish coachwork, whether in coupé or tourer form. The new 1½-litre ‘Jaguar’ – the first time the ‘Jaguar’ name had been adopted by SS – was introduced in September 1935. In saloon form it retailed at £285, boasted a top speed of 75mph and fuel economy of 28mpg. The styling was distinctive and so successful that it could clearly be evidenced even in models built after World War II, however the SS tag was understandably dropped post war. SEE DATA PAGE FOR MORE!
1936 Rover Fourteen 6-light Saloon … Sold
A post-vintage Rover car of distinction and grace from the Golden age of British motoring. If you want the best – this is it. Taken apart and rebuilt by skilled craftsmen, panels, paint, chrome, trim and wood restored to original condition. Fully detailed engine bay. You could not execute a professional restoration to this exacting standard for under £80,000 today. See Data page for more on this remarkable find.
1974 Rover 2200 SC (Genuine 11,000 miles only from new) Sold
One private family owner, full documented history supporting low mileage. Scrupulously maintained, reputedly never seen rain. Understandably the car presents in virtually new condition. What a find! Hundred point Concours original car. We repeat only 11,000 miles driven since new – 48 years ago ! More details and images on this unique car available on Data Page.
1950 Riley 2/3-seater 2½ Litre Roadster (RMC) Sold
We are again fortunate in acquiring one of these rare, impressive cars .. a genuine top-of-the line RMC Open-Top Roadster, of which only 507 were built, largely by hand, with only 100 RHD like this one for the home market, with floor-mounted gearshift and improved steering. Extensive works only recently completed, amounting to a frame-up, restoration, executed by its knowledgeable, marque-enthusiast owner, of the past 40 years! The Riley has had very little road-use subsequent to the rebuild, with only shakedown mileage since, hence still of new appearance, Finished in Brooklands Green with Ivory upholstery, new hood, rechromed throughout, nicely detailed engine bay. A fine example of British engineering – you won’t go unnoticed when you roll up at your local Classic Car event in this sexy Roadster, with its sweeping flamboyant bodylines, ready to collect a lot of awards to boot. A similar model is currently advertised on the European market at £95,000 and another at £70,000 so this little beauty is good value at only £39,995 and will surely appreciate (better than money in the bank!)
1952 Bentley Mark VI ‘Big Bore’ Special Sold
A very pretty Bentley Sportscar in virtually new condition. Handbuilt by Classic Restorations (Scotland) in 2010 to highly detailed specification, Ex NEC Showcar! In addition to fabricating the new coachwork and shortening the chassis, they also lowered the suspension by 1½”, fitted modern shock absorbers at the rear, and added an overdrive for more relaxed ‘long legged’ cruising in top gear. The paintwork is flawless deep blue complemented by black fenders, comfortable, heated bucket seats, and Wilton carpets. A useful luggage box sits in front of the fuel tank. Lucas P100L Headlamps complete the Vintage Bentley theme. Heated cockpit seats. A joy to drive, with feather-light steering, huge torque, and remarkable acceleration. Ideal car for long-distance Classic Rallying. According to the Jaguar Driver’s Club it would cost £100,000 to replicate today!! See Data page for more …. Video link here …. https://youtu.be/tVIViRVPuuc We have recently upgraded the spec of this car to include, windscreen, deflectors, wipers, aero screens, new mohair hood and frame, leather bonnet straps, spots, hunting light, vintage Bosche horn.
1935 Derby Bentley Special Sold
Genuine pre-war Bentley sportscar with whisper quiet 3.5 litre engine. Originally fitted with cycle-type wings, the current body now incorporates 1930’s style, integrated running board seamlessly flowing into the front and rear contoured wings. Spec also includes a small nearside entrance door, P100 Lucas King of the Road headlights, rear-mounted spare wheel. Luggage space with hinged walnut inlaid lid and a mohair hood with fitted glass window, and polished wood frame made by Classic Restorations (Scotland) according to an invoice on file. The hood is of a 3-stage design, closed, open or half open in a stylish DeVille position. It comes with a full, tonneau cover for when the hood is folded or detached. The windscreen also hinges forward for true wind-in-the-hair motoring. The interior features black leather seats which are nicely patinated. See full details on Data Page.
1948 Bentley 6 1/4 Litre Competition Special Sold
This one-off Bentley motorcar was reconfigured from a MkVI Standard Steel Saloon, into a Special Sportscar some 50 odd years ago, using all Bentley components and is well featured in Ray Roberts 1990 Book on Bentley Specials Vol 1 p303, copy entry and early photograph included in history file. Actual performance figures are not quoted, but it is prodigiously quick, the impression seemed to be that the only limit to acceleration and maximum speed is how brave one is feeling when pressing the accelerator! If you like flying this is as close as you’re going to get with a driver’s licence! Superb alloy body with torpedo stern, Bentley S3 Automatic box, external exhaust stacks, Competition history. In its early years, the car was campaigned at the Barbon Hill Climb in Kirby Lonsdale, with the original 4 1/4-Litre engine, but recently it has only been used for touring as a one of a kind sportscar. See and hear the car in this short video ….. https://youtu.be/9lkwgYH8Cus More images and gen on this unique machine in Data Pages.
The cost of restoring this car must have been very substantial, as it involved hundreds of hours of professional expertise, so the final bill can only be imagined. However, the finished result is an absolute show-stopper in every detail, with complete new interior and impeccable paintjob. All usual Jaguar luxury refinements with acres of polished walnut and real leather upholstery. Understandably the Jag looks and drives like a factory-fresh new one with textbook oil pressure and roadhandling. It even has that new car smell. 2,4-Litre engine which has recently been fully tuned. Manual gearbox with fully functioning overdrive, it also displays only 53,000 miles which may be accurate. Recent expenditure of over 4,500 pounds shows the Jag has been well cared for previously. See Data page for more details and images.
1951 Riley RMB 2.5 Litre Saloon …. Sold
Please do not confuse this beautiful car with the usual offerings, it is a veritable Museum showpiece! Benefits from a full, uncompromising rebuild from the body frame up, resulting in faultless bodywork, polished burr walnut interior woodwork and acres of sumptuous leather, all of which remain unmarked and in perfect condition. Fully documented provenance accompanies the car, with details of expenditure, including servicing, maintenance and even an engine rebuild including re-grinding the crankshaft, new pistons, new liners and re-metalled big end bearings. Understandably the car drives perfectly and silently with plenty of grunt from the 2.5 litre engine. It is hard to believe a better example exists and the most pedantic buyer will not be disappointed. See Data page for more images and details of this very special Riley.
1957 MG Magnette ZB Saloon …. Sold
We are again fortunate in acquiring yet another of these iconic British cars. This one comes from a mature MG Car Club owner, who acquired it from a fellow MGOC member who took 4 and half years to completely restore the car, which was stripped to the bare tub and meticulously rebuilt, virtually everything either renewed or overhauled. See Data page for more details.
1952 Bentley Mark VI Special by Bob Ford of Royston …. Sold
1952 Bentley Mark VI Special by Bob Ford of Royston, well known for examples of superb alloy bodywork that can be seen on many vintage Bentleys. Subject of a recent, full scale mechanical and cosmetic rebuild, by the right people, to top show standard. 2+2 config with new hood & tonneau. Featured in Ray Roberts Book. Massive history portfolio. See Data File for more.
1967 MG Magnette Mk 4 Automatic … Sold
A timewarp example with only 36,000 miles from new. Same family ownership for 40 years. Drives faultlessly with fully automatic gearbox. A car for the purists, as near as original specification as you can get. All MOT’s and receipts included in history folder. Unrepeatable. Video link here … https://youtu.be/361_xj_KONs
1948 Alvis TA14 DHC (3 Position) by Carbodies … Sold
A quintessentially British motorcar with a commanding presence, which looks and drives beautifully as an Alvis should, and, in its day, would have been on a par with Rolls-Royce or Bentley. It is finished in gloss black over Regency Red, with new hood and new hide interior to tone and looks in original condition, the bodywork having been extensively restored to high standard. See Data page for more on this iconic Tourer.
1976 Triumph Spider 2000 by Overton …. SOLD
Designed as a track or road car and professionally built by Rolls specialists *Overton Vehicle Overhauls at staggering cost using genuine Triumph donor parts enhanced with sensible upgrades. Fully road legal with Historic tax status and MOT exemption. Vitesse straight six torquey 2 litre Engine & Gearbox with optional Overdrive. See Data page for more pics and gen on this unique car.
1955 Daimler Conquest Century Coupe … Sold
Only 3 owners from new and 87,000 miles in 64 years! Professionally restored at substantial cost with full photo record. Fully functioning 3-position power-operated hood. One of only 10 known by the DLOC from the 234 built. Runs like a Rolex watch. Looks like new inside and out. See more pics and video of hood in operation in data file.
1964 Daimler V8 250 Saloon ….Sold
A genuine low mileage example with FSH from new, recent engine and gearbox o/h, hence textbook oil pressure. Comes with huge portfolio of history including nearly every MOT since 1967 supporting low mileage. Automatic, individual front seats, nice bodywork and chrome in Masons Black with Claret Leather upholstery. All books and tools. Includes valuable Reg Nr. See Data Pages for more …
1965 Jaguar Mk2 3,8 Manual/Overdrive Saloon – Sold
This superb example of the ultimate specification Mark II, fitted with the 3.8 litre XK engine and four speed manual/overdrive gearbox, was delivered new in the UK in 1965, later being restored with a Coombs-style vented bonnet, chrome wire wheels, stainless exhaust system and period rear luggage rack for touring purposes. Flawless bodywork in Carmen red, leather interior, woodwork with glasslike finish. Previous owner has invested thousands to bring this Mark 2 up to his exacting standards. Substantial history file. See Data file for more pics and gen on this superb Jag.
1959 MGA Coupe … Sold
Rarely do we describe cars as “totally Concours and probably the best example known”, but this vehicle justifies that description. You will not find better or anything approaching this quality. Those discerning collectors looking for only the very best really must view this stunning MG. See Data Page for more..
1947 Bentley Special by Syd Lawrence ….. SOLD
Magnificent Bentley Special of Vintage appearance by Syd Lawrence. Chassis B322BH was supplied new on 16th September 1947 as a Mk VI (Big Bore) Saloon, being converted, it is believed about 40 years ago by Syd Lawrence Special Cars Ltd into an alloy-bodied ‘Crewe Special’ with vintage Bentley style body. Designed as a 2 plus 2 seater with nicely patinated leather upholstery. Folding hood on polished wood frame. Superb Lucas “King of the Road” P100 headlamps. See Data page for more on this iconic Bentley.
Stunning 1962 Rover 100 P4 Saloon…. SOLD
Known as the poor man’s Rolls Royce, here is a late model ‘100’ in striking Burgundy paintwork with grey leather interior to die for. Factory fitted Webasto sunroof, individual armchair front seats, all books and tools. Outstanding example of this iconic British car. See Data page for more …
1955 Ford Consul Mk1 Saloon …. SOLD
Show Standard car with new rebuilt engine, a rust-free example of this automotive classic, in Lichfield Green over Dorchester Grey with unmarked interior to tone. Has been the recipient of a substantial programme of restorative works bringing it to the exceptional standard it presents today. See Data Page for full list and more pics.
1935 “Lea Francis” Tribute Midget Racer … SOLD
Vintage Sports Special, built to the highest professional standards, road legal and registered in UK. Ideal for track days, trials, rallying, hill climbing or just general nostalgic pottering about. The one-off sports bodywork is a fine example of British craftsmanship, with great attention to period detailing. According to drawings in the history folder, it is based on the Lea Francis 53C Midget Racer of which only a handful were built, which in turn was influenced by the pre-war Bugatti 35C. Read more about this little gem on Data page.
Exceptional 1960 Rover 100 P4 Saloon – SOLD
£1,000’s spent on high quality restoration. From the golden age of Rover engineering this very striking example remains in superb condition and in appearance almost as a new car. Supplied with very unusual colour combination of cream over parchment which looks as good as the day it left the Solihull works. Offers silent performance and luxurious comfort. Perfect woodwork, headlining, carpets, acres of sumptuous leather. Purrs like a cat and turns heads wherever she goes. Worthy of inclusion in any collection of British cars, you won’t see another like it! See Data page for more on this very special car!
Total body + mechanical restoration. Full nut & Bolt Job! Photos available.
Superb condition inside and out with black and Midnight Blue paintwork and Blue interior. Paintwork has glass-like finish, and inside the seats, doorcards, carpets, headlining, furflex, woodwork … all like new!
1965 Jaguar Mk2 3,4 Manual/Overdrive – SOLD
A nicely restored example which has been kept in a private garage and only covered 3,000 miles in last 20 years. Unblemished bodywork, exceptional interior in navy blue leather with carpets to tone. Runs like a swisswatch with that comfortable armchair feel about it. One of the best you will see. See Data page for more on this amazing find …
1954 Alvis TC21/100 “Grey Lady” Saloon – SOLD
One of the Legendary UK Classics, the Alvis 3-litre ‘Grey Lady‘, last of the imposing Mulliner-bodied saloons of which only 757 were ever made. This example has been maintained by Marque Specialists Red Triangle and there are some £43,000 worth of invoices on file. Understandably it drives amazingly well, looks good too (see pics on Data Page)
1971 Morris Mini 1275 Custom Special … SOLD
Fully restored to show standard, everything rebuilt or replaced. 1275 high compression engine, stage 2 unleaded head, cam. Deep dish minilites, New sub frame, steering rack, hubs and axles. and lots, lots more, see Data Page for full spec. A unique car at very keen price.
1930 MG M-Type “Double Twelve” Brooklands-Spec Race Car ….. Now SOLD As beautiful on the underside as it is on top, a museum showpiece!!
This impeccably restored Double Twelve started life as a standard specification car, which has been restored and upgraded to full Double Twelve Brooklands specification. The restoration which has been completed from the chassis up features a fully rebuilt engine to race specification by Barry Foster. See Data Page for full details of this very special car.
1967 Jaguar Mk2 340 AUTO ….Sold
An exceptional, unblemished example in Olde English White with plush red interior, all wood polished with glasslike finish. The car has been the recipient of a substantial historical programme of restorative works and tasteful upgrades, bringing it to the show standard it presents today. Over £28,000 has been spent, with full evidential paperwork, IE over 40 invoices from Marque suppliers. These include a full engine rebuild in 2015 by Jag XK Specialist. All books & tools. See Data page for more details and pics.
1966 Jaguar 3,8 S-Type MANUAL/OVERDRIVE ……. SOLD
A really stunning example. Owned by the same family since 1974, this car has had just five owners from new. The engine was professionally rebuilt about 16,000 miles ago. In April 2018 was subject to a full overhaul, service and MoT by Twyford Moors, XK specialists, at a cost of £7,563. The bodywork is superb as is the leather upholstery, and interior. See Data page for more pics of this car.
1968 Jaguar Mk2 240 Manual/Overdrive Saloon …… Sold
A very pretty Mk2 which has benefitted from full professional body restoration and bare-metal paintjob. Prepared by experienced Motor Engineer for his own personal use over many years. Superb interior with new wood, headlining, carpets, Mota Lita steering wheel. See Data Page for more …
1966 Jaguar 3,4 S-Type AUTO ……. Sold
Fully restored car with new interior! This beautiful, show-standard Jag is now back in UK from America, after lengthy hibernation. Walking round the car today, the bodywork, including the underside, is totally corrosion free, obviously never see rain. The cost of restoring another car to this standard today would be eye-watering, so here is an opportunity to acquire a legendary British Classic for a very modest outlay. See Data Page for more.
1962 Jaguar Mk2 Saloon 2,4/AUTO Sold
A superb example of the leaping cat marque having spent all its life in sunny Australia hence rust free and with unmolested bodywork. Recent overhaul of engine, gearbox and transmission. Very nice red leather interior. Drives very sweetly with good oil pressure. See Data pages for more pictures and gen on this Aussie beauty.
1969 Jaguar Mk2 240 Saloon AUTO Sold
A stunning car which looks in top class condition inside and out. All usual jaguar refinements plus Spotlights and chrome wire wheels. Check out the accompanying pictures of the exterior and interior on the Data Page which speak for themselves. Better still come and drive this iconic car for yourself.
1969 Daimler V8 250 Saloon/Auto Sold
A fastdiously owned example in unmarked Cyprus Blue with as-new Navy Blue leather upholstery. Bodywork and chrome outstanding with excellent panel fit and door gaps. Drives smooth as silk with plenty of grunt from the V8 2,5 litre engine. Comes with all books and tools. See Data Page for full details.
1951 Bentley MkVI (Big Bore) Special by Padgett ….Now Sold
A very genuine, unrestored and well-patinated example which could easily be mistaken for a bona fide pre-war W.O. Bentley product, Built around 50 years ago by Alan Padgett, well known Bentley Special Builder & Race Driver. Features split screen ‘V’ windscreen, superb alloy bodywork with rounded tail, impressive Lucas “King of the Road” P100 headlamps and extra wide cockpit seating, The car is featured in Ray Roberts Book of Bentley Specials & Special Bentleys. Here is an opportunity to own very attractive and usable ‘Crewe Special’, which was designed and built by one of the leading Bentley builders of the time. Eligible for prestigious vintage rallies and BDC events, on account of it’s mechanical originality. See Data Page for more on this enchanting early sportscar.
1953 Riley RM 1,5L Roadster…Ex NEC Showcar! Sold
A superb RME conversion to high Concours standard. Less than half the price of a factory RMD Tourer. It was exhibited on the RM Owners Club Stand at the Classic Car Show Club Stand at last year’s NEC Exhibition. need we say more?? See Data page for more on this gorgeous car.
1950 Bentley MkVI Special by Peter Rae Sold
A stunning, matching numbers, MkVI Special-bodied Bentley which has been professionally built and fully sorted mechanically having been totally stripped and rebuilt with great attention to detail by a fastidious former owner who spent years painstakingly attending to every stage of its development. This actual car is well featured and photographed in Ray Roberts excellent Book “Bentley Specials” Vol. 2. Pages 706, 711, 891. See Data Page for more on this unique car…
1960 Landrover Series 2, 88″ SWB Soft Top Petrol ….. Sold
Long term (2 year) nut & bolt restoration with new panels. doors, canvas etc – superb cosmetic detailing, thousands spent! Will satisfy the most discriminating Landrover enthusiast. In stock now and ready to be enjoyed. See Data Page for more info on this great find…
1956 Daimler New Drophead Coupe Sold
A unique opportunity to acquire a very rare and beautiful drophead British Classic. A car of distinction with elegant sweeping bodylines and undoubtedly the most striking and daring design ever produced by the Company. The car offered was Number Three off the Production Line and it is believed to be the only one fitted with Factory-installed Borg Warner Automatic Transmission, making this car super rare! It also has Electric Windows, a very unusual factory option. See more pictures of this special car on Data Page.
1967 Daimler V8 250 Saloon Auto/PAS Sold
Just emerged following long-term restoration this very pretty Daimler V8 Saloon with Auto and Power Steering. Lots of photos of bodywork resto and many Thousands spent to bring it to this standard. Runs well with good oil pressure and smooth auto box. See Data Page for more.
1948 Lanchester LD10 Drop Head By ABBOTT Sold
Stunning NEC Showcar For Sale! In the world of Classic Cars they don’t come much rarer than this 1948 Lanchester LD10 Drophead Coupe with a special body by E.D.Abbott of Farnham, Surrey, one of only two produced by the firm who specialised in high class body conversions. This car has received a 100 point restoration by craftsmen who do not and will not cut corners and the owner was a stickler for detail as evidenced by his superb bound volume “The Story of my Abbott Lanchester” where the complete restoration process has been meticulously recorded along with colour photographs of every stage. Definitely a car for the perfectionist. See Data page for more. (The engine bay is particularly stunning on this car)
1948 Triumph Roadster 1800 Sold
A nicely restored example with a remarkable history having been in the same family for 50 years! Subject of several press articles and well known in Triumph Club circles.
1935 Singer Nine “Le Mans” Sold
Here is an opportunity to own a piece of British Motoring History. This actual car competed many times in Hill Climbs and other Events winning multiple awards in the mid 30’s. Fully researched race history with photo evidence. Now superbly rebuilt it presents As New in resplendent Red over Burgundy with complementing leather interior. Will enhance any classic display. A car for the discerning collector.
1948 Riley RM 2,5 litre 4-place Drophead Coupe Sold
A truly magnificent example of the restorer’s art. Meticulous re-construction by professional Classic Car Engineer with 20 years experience of rebuilding cars to Concours level. This superb Riley motorcar is now resplendent in Bronze Metallic Coachwork with Magnolia leather upholstery with freshly overhauled engine and is ready for the 2017 Show Season. See Data Page on left for more about this amazing car. This car will feature shortly in Classic Car Weekly Magazine.
1936 Alvis Crested Eagle by Charlesworth Sold
A fully restored example with great attention to detail. Syncromesh gearbox. New leather interior to the highest Concours standard. Very attractive bodywork in Burgundy/black. Believed to be one of only four surviving examples worldwide. See Data Page for more.
1974 VW T2 Bay Camper Sold
Superb body restoration, recon engine, new interior. Ready for UK & Overseas touring, Holidays and all year round. Rock-n-Roll Double Bed. Swivel Island Table. Power Management System 12V and 240V Mains Hook up, Leisure Battery charger from mains and motor, 240v sockets and USB ports, SMEV s/s Sink & Grill combo, 2-way Fridge, LED Day/night Spotlights (white day, blue night) Curtain track with new check wool curtains. An appreciating asset. Historic road tax. See Data Page for more pics. NB Classic Cars taken in part-exchange. This Camper will shortly be featured in Classic Car Weekly Magazine.
1957 MG Magnette ZB Sports Saloon Sold
One of the best you will see, very eye-catching body with new 2-tone paint job, new chrome, new interior, thousands spent in last 4 years , car now ready for the 2017 Show Ring, Valuable Nr Plate SHO327 included. See Data Page for more. This MG will shortly be featured in Classic Car Weekly Magazine.
1959 MGA Fixed Head Coupe Race Car Sold
A very special MGA Fixed Head Coupe, lots of upgrades, 1800 MGB engine and gearbox, Weber carb, Grooved front discs, lightweight front wings and loads more. Ideal road or track day event car. Used by previous owner as long distance rally car. Has been to LeMans on numerous occasions. Motorway capable with sustained high speed. A superb example, gleaming fault-free bodywork and fully sorted ready for the rally season. This is a car to be used and enjoyed not a trailer queen! See Data Page for more.
1961 Jaguar C-Type Special Sold
A professional copy of the famous Le Mans winning Competition Sportscar by Proteus Cars Ltd. Built some 25 years ago, hence of antique appearance with faded racing stickers and sun bleached upholstery, hard to tell from the real Macoy. Fitted with newly rebuilt XK6 4.2 Jaguar engine with E-type triple SU’s manifold which provides exhilarating performance in a car so light with a suitable audible soundtrack to accompany, Laycock Overdrive, Opt passenger door. Servo brakes, Would embellish any classic car collection. WARNING this car is not for the feint-hearted it is frighteningly fast! This short film, made by Jaguar at the time, shows the C-Type making history at Le Mans.
1931 Alvis TL 12/60 Doctor’s Coupe Sold
A very original Alvis motorcar with Drophead coachwork by Cross & Ellis, fitted with rear Dickey Seat. Substantially re-built by previous owner right down to the ash framework. Reconditioned engine, now starts on the button with good oil pressure. Rare opportunity to acquire a genuine pre-war Alvis fully sorted by marque expert. See Data Page for more.
1936 Singer 9 Le Mans Sports CoupeSold
An ultra-rare car, one of only 2 known in the world. Was exhibited at the Classic Car Show at the NEC in 2015. Will enhance any Classic Collection. Bound to appreciate. See Data Page for details.
MG Special Roadster SOLD
Designed and built to a high standard by qualified Motor Engineer using only genuine MG components. (Not a kit car) Handbuilt prewar-style MG body with bags of character. 1800 MGB engine rebuilt to standard spec with electric overdrive. Vehicle constructed over 30 years ago but continually improved and with only 4,500 miles covered. Unrepeatable! See Data Page for more gen.
1952 Bentley MkVI R-Type Sold
This remarkable car has had only one family owner from new, a superb original and unmolested example with only 84,000 miles on the clock. Stunning to the eye and a huge joy to drive. See Data page for more pics.
1949 MG Y-Type Drophead Sold
Restored to the highest possible concours standard. Total body-off last nut & bolt renovation by skilled marque expert. The car is as beautiful on the underside as it is on the top. Fully polished & detailed engine bay. We can honestly describe the whole vehicle as being indistinguishable from new. See Data Page (the pictures speak for themselves)
1946 Triumph Roadster TR1 Sold
A superb example with gleaming coachwork in Ebony Black, unblemished brightwork. Nice leather interior with new carpets and superb woodwork. Upgraded 1,7 engine (Jaguar-badged but manufactured by Standard Triumph) Very keen price. See Data Page for more gen.
1938 Alvis 12/70 Sports Saloon by Mulliners Sold
A rare car now fully sorted with freshly rebuilt engine (by Earley Engineering) and many other works – £14,000 spent. Recent professional body restoration, looks stunning. Superb pre-war driving experience. See Data Page for more gen on this lovely old motorcar.
1953 MG TD Mk2 (LHD) Sportscar Sold
Spent all its life in sunnier climbs across the pond. Truly remarkable example having had a detailed restoration. Unblemished bodywork, new interior, show-condition engine bay. Very collectable. For more info see Data Page.
1951 Bentley MkVI 2+2 Sports TourerSold
A magnificent special-bodied Bentley with hand formed alloy coachwork by Northern Coachbuilders based on a refabricated John Ambler chassis with freshly rebuilt engine. Enjoy 1930’s wind-in-the-hair Summer Motoring in this Great Gatsby style motorcar. See Data Page for more …
1973 Rover 3 litre Coupe ‘Special’ Sold
Completely rebuilt and upgraded with 3,9 Range Rover power unit and 4 sp ZF AUTO – Cost £30k! Striking body, staggering performance. A unique car, you won’t find another! See Data Page for more pictures and gen on this superb car.
1966 Jaguar 3,4 S-Type Saloon Sold
Fully restored in the States to a high professional standard. Scarcely used since and barn-stored for 20 years. Now back in UK it looks amazing, like a new car. Auto with intermediate hold. Drives like a dream with textbook oil pressure. Ready for the Showring. See Data Page for more pics and details of this amazing find.
1928 Rolls Royce 20 Sold
This magnificent Rolls Royce, originally built by Weyman of Addlestone, but upgraded and re-bodied in the thirties by Southern Coachbuilders, has had a most distinguished history and has now been restored at great expense to full museum standard.
The Restoration was carried out by Ristes Motor Company, over a period of 6 years from 1994 to 2000, a very well known Rolls Royce Specialist, and cost in excess of £250,000. See Data Page for more info & pics of this beautiful motorcar.
1949 Riley RMC Roadster 2.5 litre Sold
A 100pt restoration, over £80,000 spent to bring this rare example to Concours level….. Need we say more? Now in stock. See Data Page for more images and full spec details.
1968 Daimler V8 250 Saloon Sold
Recent Engine and Gearbox Rebuild. Good maintenance history. Power Steering. Exceptional example. See Data Page for more images and details of this car.
1968 Jaguar S-Type 3,4 Manual, Overdrive, PASSold
Complete mechanical and body rebuild by Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd. Looks like a brand new car with complete new interior. Would cost over £70,000 to have another car restored to this level! See data page for more…
1938 Triumph 14/65 Dolomite Roadster Sold
This distinctive and extremely rare Art Deco styled Triumph is straight out of the Great Gatsby era, with superb 1930’s streamlining. Complete chassis up restoration. One of the finest cars ever to come our way. See Data Page.
1931 Wolseley Hornet Sports Special Sold
A one-off Vintage Special, the result of 7 years painstaking work by Wolseley enthusiast. New alloy body on rebuilt, matching numbers Hornet Saloon chassis. Reputed to have covered 27,000 miles. This vehicle has been totally restored to the most exacting standard. Eligible for all VSCC events. See Data Page.
1959 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Historic Racecar Sold
Professional, detailed body-off-chassis restoration to Concours exhibition standard – with particularly stunning engine bay. Includes many desirable upgrades. See Data Page.
Monoposto open-wheel tricycle racecar Sold
Scratch-built ‘one-off’ single cockpit Speedster. Superb alloy/wood body by master panelbeater which took 6 years to finish. Very keen price. Very big fun! See Data Page.
1936 Alvis SA 3 1/2 litre Sports Special Sold
A post-intage Racecar with some VSCC Competition history, now rebodied as 2 seater. Fully balanced engine coupled to synchro gearbox. Shortened chassis. See Data Page for full specification details and history and vidclip.
1954 Ford Zephyr Zodiac Mk1 Sold
A 100-point showcar. As clean on the underside as it is on top. Highly detailed engine bay. Won ‘Best of Show’ at Sheffield Rally. See Data page for more.
1959 MGA Roadster Sold
This is the nearest thing you can get to buying a brand new MGA Roadster. Subject of a nut-and-bolt restoration by Classic Restorations, Scotland at a staggering cost! Rebuilt in all departments, Lined Mohair Hood, New Leather Upholstery. Only 85 miles covered. Will require Running In.
1936 Bugatti 59 Tribute by Teal Engineering Sold
One of only 13 Toolroom copies of this famous Sports car by TealEngineering. A beautifully built tribute to the wonderful Type 59 Grand Prix Racer of which just 6 originals were built. This car has been meticulously crafted and could easily be mistaken for the real MacCoy. Power comes from a Jaguar 4.2 Litre unit which provides exhilarating performance in a car so light with a suitable audible soundtrack to accompany. This is the Prototype car (Chassis #1) of a short series of 13 produced by Teal and as such had a show quality build level and is believedto be only car with the “Rivet perfect hand-built Aluminium body” See Data Page for more details and slideshow of images of this exclusive car.