All of our classic cars are given a full inspection before sale from our independent mechanic who has more than 20 years experience working with many different types of vehicles.
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MG Midget 1976 - New MOT - Lots Recently Invested
Welcome to the sale of this unique 1976 MG Midget. This would have been a 'rubber bumper' car but as you can see it has been lightened and modified.
This car has been dry stored for the last 9 years following a full restoration of the body work. All the welding required was done correctly and it has never been wet since! It was repainted in BRG and the underside is as good as the paint work you can see.
The interior is in excellent order as is the hood. It comes with the hood cover for those sunny days out and about. It is watertight so this car can be used all year round if you wish.
Mechanically we have invested over £800 in the last few months to get this car right. It has had a a new head gasket, a skimmed head, the valves re seated, new hoses and coolant, new carb needles, rebuilt carbs and these tuned/balanced, new fuel lines, new leads, plugs, points, alternator, start motor and battery. It has fresh oil and now starts on the button with excellent oil pressure.
The brakes are excellent as is the suspension - all of this was replaced during the restoration (which was less than 80 miles ago!).
The only point to note is that the diff is a little noisy but the gearbox is excellent and 'tight'. Overall a great and unique car that stands out from the crowd.
With no MOT required (although this car has just passed one to assure you of its condition) and no road tax, with a low price classic insurance you can enjoy this investment any time of the year.
Super Rare 1969 Ford LTD Pillar-less 4 Door - Ready to go!
Welcome to the sale of this stunning 1969 ford ltd pillar less 4 door hardtop. This was the top model Ford made in 1969 and a very rare site on our roads today. This car is running the classic 302ci (5 ltr) v8 with a 3 speed auto making it ideal for long, easy drives.
It is showing 115000 miles which is believed correct.
Presented in very good original condition with a slight patina on paint our client tells us that this is a very 'together' car that is ready to enjoy.
It comes complete with a vinyl roof and an excellent interior with plenty of room for all the family.
There have been some modern upgrades such as electronic ignition to ensure it is reliable.
There is still a working clock and original radio player and 8 track!
It offers a super smooth comfortable ride and you can be sure that it will be a long time until you see another!. If you have the room to keep her it is a sure fire investment.
The current owner is happy to have a new MOT put on the car at the asking price.
£6250 or near offer - now available.
PLEASE CALL ANDY THE SELLER ON 01255 860386 for more details. This car is available to view in Thorpe Le Soken, Essex.
This May 1979 registered MG Midget is one of the best driving examples we have had. It is very responsive and sounds great. It has always been garaged and the condition reflects this. With only 7 owners in 41 years it comes with 2 sets of keys and a recent history file. The MOT history reflects the mileage with the 2010 certificate showing 73k - the car now has 79k showing which we believe genuine but of course can not guarantee.
The last two owners have maintained this car in the order you see it today. It was last serviced in July of this year and given a new battery and a thorough check over. It has also had engine mounts, a clutch slave cylinder, plugs, sock absorbers, a new hood, new brakes throughout, a new alternator, track rod ends and more in the last 10 years. The total spent by the last few owners runs into the thousands to enable this little car to be the reliable and bright example it is today.
This car has no signs of any filler in the bodywork anywhere. It was under sealed some years ago and has been Ziebart treated from new. The Vermillion paint has been kept up to a great standard as the pictures show.
If you are in the market for an investment and a car you can jump in and enjoy then this may be the one for you.
Mercedes E220 Cabriolet W124 (A124 model) 1994
Welcome to the sale of this rare Mercedes Cabriolet E220. Being the later model 220 it has around 148 bhp and 150 Ft Lbs of Torque which is enough to waft you along in comfort whilst being sensible on fuel economy.
This car qualifies for classic insurance and has a long MOT valid until May 2021. It has had 3 previous owners and currently has 154k showing,
This Mercedes comes with a comprehensive history book and many receipts for its ongoing upkeep. It has all the other handbooks as well. It has been checked over by us.
This car runs and drives very well. The electric hood works as do the windows etc. The only thing to note are that the rear pop up headrests do not go up and down via the dashboard button - the electric motor is running but they do not move.
These cars were built to last and with a clear HPI heck provided with this car you can be confident it is a sound example that you can use as it is.
The bodywork is very presentable - there are a few age related marks here and there but no rust in the front wings (which is very common on these).
The interior is good - the leather has some wear and tear on the front seats and arm rest but it is original very comfortable.
It starts on the button and is a real head turning vehicle which is tipped to be a sound investment - Mercedes do not make them like this any more. There were only around 9000 of sold these in the UK and they are getting hard to find.
A timeless classic and a great 4 seater convertible so you can take the whole family out. A welcome car at any Classic Car show that could also be used every day. It is a good example that could be taken to the next level if required - mint examples are now making 10k+ so this is a sound investme
Take a look at this YouTube tribute to the Mercedes Cabriolet
Morris Minor 1000 1970 4 Door
Do you want to restore a Morris 1000?
This is a very late registered car originally from the West of the UK we believe. The last owner had this car since 1998 when it was MOT'd and used. Sadly it has since been sat outside under a cover on the driveway.
We have keys and the logbook here. To be clear - it is a complete project!
The good bits:
The engine turns by hand freely. The interior is very good and looks all original with no rips etc. The head lining is good. It has lots of serviceable parts.
The bad bits:
It is VERY rusty! Think of all the normal areas these rust in and then add some more!
It will clearly need to be towed. It could be saved or used for parts... It is MOT exempt now.
We have not tried to start the car - it is a found and as per pics. We were tempted to break this car down for parts but it would be shame to see another Moggie gone!
1963 Morris Minor 1000 Tourer Deluxe (Original Factory Convertible)
Welcome to the sale of this 1963 Morris Minor 1000 Tourer - an original MAT code convertible. With a 1098cc engine and 3 previous owners this is a nice solid car that can be used as is or cosmetically improved should you wish. In its favour is that it is presentable as is and any welding needed over the years has been carried out as required. The sills are solid, as is the cross member, doors, bottom of rear wings, A pillars, boot floor, inner wings and everywhere else these models usually rust. It has covered less than 100 miles in the last 10 years!
The mechanics are spot on. It drives very well with a quiet 1098cc and the gearbox does not jump out of gear. All the lights etc are working. The brakes are good for an original moggie without any additional servo or assistance. If you was looking to drive this everyday there are numerous upgrades available. With this example you have a very solid base to start from so any money invested will add to it value. A mint one of these is 12k+!
The interior looks all original. The red and cream vinyl is presentable but there is some wear and tear on the drivers seat. The door cards and seat tops have a little fading but this is an original example of a nearly 60 year old car. The hood is in good order - there is one tear as per pics about 3 inches long. The rear screen is not the best and has a crack in it. A new hood can be bought for less than £300 but we think most people would only be driving this car with the hood down and we are keen for the new owner to decide how to proceed with the car - it is perfectly usable as is.
The last owner, who owned the car since 1984 always used the same garage and it was that garage which bough the car from the elderly gent when he gave up driving. They have used the car through the last summer. In that time it has had an oil change, plugs, a new coil, ht leads etc as needed to get it mechanically very sound and reliable. It starts on the pull button very well and after a little manual choke settles down well. The exhaust has that classic moggie rasp!
As stated there is no structural rust we can find and all the panels look straight. There are no signs of filler and all the wings are steel. The floors and cross member are very good (as per pics) and although all the usual places have been welded it has been done to a good standard.
The paint work - finished in Rose Taupe from new - has seen better days. Although very solid the finish looks like it has suffered from poor storage - perhaps a non waterproof car cover has been used? As per pics this is the main area this car could be improved on. However, we rather like the 'survivor' look and it makes a nice change at a car show to see something with 'character'. Of course, you could have a respray carried out which for around a £2500 investment would easily add that to this cars value.
Overall a very solid, running and driving, rare factory convertible with only 3 previous owners. We have no service history with the car (remember the old school cash in hand servicing days?) but the MOT history online shows that the mileage is low and that remedial work has been done as required - please take a look at https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/ and pop in the reg number to see the history. It is now registered as MOT exempt.
Triumph TR4 A - Ready to enjoy - Stunning Example -only 40k miles from new - restored and comes with a detailed history.
The original Owner’s Handbook claims that “Success, the aspiration of all human pursuits, has, in the world of motor sport, become synonymous with the name of Triumph … the TR4A combines new developments with the well proven rally tested features of its predecessors”.
Maintenance records from the first four owners did not survive, but I know what has happened all the way back to September 1986. Owner Five spent some £312 on parts + labour for maintenance before selling it to Owner Six in summer 1987 for £1,900. He promptly bought a new radiator, speedo and black canvas Surrey Top and had the trunnions/shocks and the exhaust done over 1987- 88. However, it obviously needed more work, for the car was laid up from May 1988 onwards.
By July 1991 Owner Six had saved up “about £4,000 to spend on the car … to get it into good condition”. Evidently dismayed at the £11.5k estimate for full refurbishment in July 1991, he hesitated for nearly 9 months as to whether to sell it but then valiantly proceeded with the work by Peter Marks of Classic Car Restoration Repairs in Andover, Hampshire.
The full chassis and body restoration, brakes, electrics, the Surrey Top and various parts and materials consumed nearly £18k in total by 1993, with the main works occurring between May 1992 and October 1993. It may have been repainted from black to (the current) blue during this restoration. The dashboard was reconditioned for £103 in November 1992 at which point Owner Six proudly applied for membership of the TR Register and obtained insurance on an £8,000 “Agreed Value” basis.
A few remedial repairs were needed in May 1993 to finally get it back into roadworthy condition and obtain a new MOT. A year later, it still had just 4,427 miles on the clock but Owner Six’s motoring enthusiasm had obviously been rekindled, for the mileage slowly climbed to 18,423 miles over the decade to June 2003. The seats and headrests were replaced in July 1999 for £625 and a replacement windscreen was required after stone damage in June 2000. Coopercraft in Broadclyst, Exeter handled all servicing subsequent to the Peter Marks restoration.
Owner Seven made his wise purchase for £11,995 in May 2004 when 19,800 miles were showing on the odometer. Apart from having the suspension stripped and updated in Feb 2005 for £2,585 by Revington TR in Somerset, and a minor respray of the boot section just behind the Surrey Top in “Bonny Blue”, Owner Seven had little by way of repairs to do. He filed a SORN from July 2007 to June 2008 but otherwise used it continuously in dry weather only for the next 13 years, managing to avoid the rain for all bar 20 minutes of that time. He only used the one mechanic for servicing and MOTs through that whole period and kept it fussily in his air conditioned (!) garage in Devon. I bought it from him in November 2017 by which time it had done 40,246 miles and had it trucked to Frinton-on-Sea. I have logged just under 500 miles since purchase, around the back lanes in Essex. The car has just had its MOT and a full service done, the headlight wiring updated, and I have replaced the horns (TR Shop, Chiswick) in preparation for its reluctant sale. It remains mechanically excellent. Bodily, the paintwork has a few scuffs and scratches as shown in the pictures but nothing significant and there is a little bit of rust inside the bonnet behind the wheel arch. Given the quality of the car, first to see will buy.
More pictures to follow. This car is being advertised using our 'list with us' service and is available directly with the seller on the details below.
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