All of our classic cars are given an inspection before being offered for sale. All of our cars are as described at the point of sale and any inspection is welcome - if you come and see and a car and it is not for you it is not a problem for us. Viewings are undercover and inspection lights are also provided.
Please understand that as many of our cars are well over 20 years old they may have certain 'foibles' which we do our best to identify. Please be aware when buying an older vehicle you may have to do some 'tinkering' to keep it in tip top shape.
Please also be aware that unless we describe a car as 'concours' or 'fully restored all as new' then it is not and may have wear and tear to parts fitted as expected with any older vehicle.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Welcome to the sale of this upgraded MGB GT.
Finished in Vermillion it is great car with many sensible upgrades. The Oselli engine is a 1950cc unit with a Weber Carb and a fast road cam (a little uneven at idle as with all race cams but great for high revs performance). It was rated at approx 117 bhp when fitted. This unit was fitted - according to the history and invoice - at 121k (so it has covered 24k ish since the fitment in the early 90s). It pulls very well and sounds great through a full stainless steel exhaust. It also has an upgraded kenlow fan fitted.
Following a full restoration in the mid nineties this car has been kept - according to the last owner -as a show piece since. Along with the upgraded engine it had gas telescopic struts fitted and mini light wheels. It appears to have always been kept in this good order.
A recent set of tyres was also fitted including the spare. It has a full sunroof and the interior is in excellent order with no rips or tears.
The history file goes back to the 1980s. This car was in Holland until coming back to the UK in the 90s. The logbook reflects this but it is classed as a historic vehicle so is road tax free and MOT exempt. This car has not covered many miles since its last MOT.
The logbook shows 5 previous owners and the history appears to confirm this. In our opinion this car is ready to tour as it keeps up with modern traffic very well.
Although a very solid car in all the usual places it does have some light 'orange peel' on the front wings and doors but otherwise is very good indeed. There is a slight paint mismatch where the rear wing tops have been restored. We can find no signs of rust so to make it a perfect car perhaps a flat and polish all over or a new coat of paint would make it a 10/10.
As with all Classic Cars it is best to come and view it and make up your own mind as all descriptions are subjective.
This car is sold as viewing and tested as per usual auction rules so please bear this in mind when bidding. Any inspection is welcome and encouraged. There is a walk around video on Barnes Classic Cars Facebook Page.
Currently on Ebay at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324796350923 and being sold under standard auction conditions - please feel free to come and inspect before bidding.
1971 MG Roadster
Welcome to the sale of this lovely example of a 1971 MG Roadster. This car was restored in the mid 1990s and has covered around 14000 miles since. It has always been garage kept. It was with its last owner for ten years and had little use in this time. We have undertaken some paint work to this car to smarten it up and it has come out well. It is not a perfect example but then it is not a 14k car.
It is very solid and passed its MOT with 1 advisory which was nearside front and lower wing corrosion which has been treated and taken care of in the paint shop - please see the pictures above. The restoration done by previous owners has included a new wiring loom, clutch, springs, shackles, etc etc - it is basically a 15 year old example of this classic car that has had little use.
This 1971 car has a great hood which has not really been used and drives very well. The engine was rebuilt less than 15k ago and it feels tight and responsive. The interior is in very good order with no rips or tears. The carpets are also in excellent condition.
Under the bonnet is in good order and was restored when the car was taken apart. The clutch and gearbox are excellent as are the tyres and the chrome.
It starts on the button and sounds great with a full stainless steel exhaust system fitted. The overdrive does work but is a little slow to engage.
There is a photo history of the restoration and a lot of receipts for ongoing work on the car. Any inspection is welcome and encouraged - we have nothing to hide - if you view and its not for you it is not a problem. Viewing is under cover with inspection lights available.
1971 Triumph TR6 - Early 150 BHP UK Car - lots of money recently invested
We are pleased to offer, on behalf of a client, this 1971 Triumph TR6.
This is an early 2.5 injection model with the most powerful set up of 150 bhp. This car has led a charmed life (it has come to us to sell here in the UK from the South of France hence the registration plates) and has lived in the channel islands as well as Ireland.
As the photos show it is in nice order throughout and we believe it was restored in the late 90s - there are some photos in the history of this work being done.
It may have had a colour change from yellow at some point in its life but it does present very well with no signs of rust or filler. The interior is very nice and the hood has been recently replaced. Underneath is very nice and the wire wheels are fitted with good quality tyres. This car has had lots of money recently invested by its owner including all suspension bushes and track rod ends etc and a full service, The result of this is that it drives very well indeed and sounds great out on the open road!
It is not a perfect example but a good solid car ready to use and tour.
We are awaiting the UK registration documents and when we have them the car will be have a fresh MOT so you can be sure it is safe and ready to enjoy.
Classic 1981 Saab 900 - Super rare 2.0 Auto with the last owner since 1986
This stunning Saab is truly a 'time warp' car. With 2 previous owners and the last owner since 1986 it has every MOT from new.
It is rare to find an 80s car with only 98k original miles and even rarer to find one this honest and original. The interior was covered from new and when we took the seat covers out you can see it is like new inside. The original radio is working along with the original 80s cassettes! It has the tool kit, original spare wheel, 80s newspapers as found in the boot (!) and has an MOT so you can be sure it is ready to go. The rear brakes were sticky from lack of use but have now been stripped, cleaned and are working well.
A welcome addition at any classic car show or maybe a great retro daily driver this 2.0 auto drives very well and it is smooth and quiet, As the saying goes 'they do not make them like this any more' and it could not be more true with the demise of Saab.
The only issue with the car is a slightly loose headlining and the drivers electric window is not working. There is a small trim piece missing front the front drivers wing and the internal fan only works on one setting. We can not find any other faults but you are of course welcome to inspect at your leisure and see if it is the car for you.
You will probably not find another one like this. Please click the link below to see our walk around video.
We want you to be delighted with your classic car - we search far and wide to bring you honest examples of cars and we will always point out any issues to viewers. All of our vehicles have a comprehensive mechanical and bodywork check provided by us before sale. We also provide a full gold report through Total Car Check. A certificate is issued with each car upon purchase and is available for inspection to ensure your peace of mind.
Find us here...
We are based in Great Dunmow, Essex. We are ten minutes from Stansted airport and an hour from central London by train.
We offer a first class service where our clients are encouraged to fully inspect the vehicles at their leisure.
Our mission is to provide excellent and affordable examples of classic cars from the 1930's to the 1980's.
Pick up and delivery can be arranged. Viewing by appointment only.