Here is a selection of our cars that have been previously sold. If you are thinking of selling such a car please get in touch with us today for a quick, no hassle sale - excellent cash prices paid on the same day.
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We charge 10% of the final sale price for the commission sales service (with a minimum of £300).
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We are happy to discuss any requirements you have. so please call us on 01371 499325 or drop us an email with a few pictures of the car in question to email@example.com
Some pictures of the cars we have recently sold for you to enjoy!
1968 Riley Elf - 2 Previous Owners - Restored Car - 11000 miles believed original - Excellent Condition
Welcome to the sale of this very rare Mk3 Riley Elf. There are reportedly less than 400 of these left (according to howmanyleft.co.uk) and indeed in all the car shows we have been to it is rare to see one alive.
This particular example has been cherished throughout its life. It was reportedly owned by an old lady to go to the shops and back for most of its life and then purchased by her mechanic back in 2005. It was then purchased by its last owner in 2008 who sadly passed away last year. His wife put the car into her name and address so the logbook shows 3 former keepers - not bad for a 50 year old car.
The mileage is showing around 11000. It is believed this is correct. The MOT from 1999 records the mileage at 6667 miles. There is an invoice from 1991 when it had a 6000 mile service. The original logbook is also present showing the correct engine and chassis numbers.
It has had some restoration work over the years to keep it in the excellent order you see here. In 2003 it had a nearside front wing and a pair of front quarter panels and both doors lower parts have been plated. It was then painted in 2k to the front and sides (in its original colour). In the hands of the last fastidious owner it has had investment in brakes, rear spheres and front suspension, new carpets, restored steering wheel and the dashboard was sent out to be professionally refinished, The interior is now as new.
The underside of the car is very solid. It has had the sills done at some point and then the rest of the underside has been painted and sealed in a gloss black. It has four new quality tyres. It has a new fuel tank and pump fitted. There are numerous receipts for sundries included in the service history. It also has the original handbooks with the car.
Under the bonnet is excellent. The inner wings are all solid and bright and the 998cc A series - based on the Mini Cooper unit of the same year - is responsive with no smoke at start up. The gearbox is excellent and the brakes pull up straight, It drives like a lived car that has 11000 miles on it.
The exterior, as the pictures show, is also very good. It looks nice and straight down the sides in the light although where the bottom of the doors were plated some 15 years ago there are a couple of rust bubbles coming through. These doors are the same as Mini doors so would not be problem for a future owner to repair/replace should you think necessary. The panels gaps are good and the paint finish is very good throughout with a great shine and finish ready for any classic car show. The metal trim on the bottom of the car is presentable.
There is a lot of information online available which will reveal all about the BMC badge engineering of the 1960s and how these cars came into being, This is a luxury car that looks, goes and smells the part - a true little gem and different from a Mini but still has lots of charm.
This exert is taken from Wikipedia:
Released in 1961 as more luxurious versions of the Mini, both the Wolseley Hornet and the Riley Elf had longer, slightly finned rear wings and larger boots that gave the cars a more conventional three-box design. Wheelbase of the Elf and Hornet remained at 2.036 m (6.68 ft), whereas the overall length was increased to 3.27 m (10.7 ft). This resulted in a dry weight of 638 kg (1,407 lb)/642.3 kg (1,416 lb) (rubber/hydrolastic suspension) for the Elf and 618 kg (1,362 lb)/636.4 kg (1,403 lb) for the Hornet. Front-end treatment, which incorporated each marque's traditional upright grille design (the Hornet's grille with a lit "Wolseley" badge), also contributed to a less utilitarian appearance. The cars had larger-diameter chrome hubcaps than the Austin and Morris Minis, and additional chrome accents, bumper overriders and wood-veneer dashboards. The Riley was the more expensive of the two cars. The name "Wolseley Hornet" was first used on 1930s saloon, coupé, sports and racing cars, while the name "Elf" recalled the Riley Sprite and Imp sports cars, also of the 1930s (Riley's first choice of name "Imp" could not be used as Hillman had registered it). The full-width dashboard was a differentiator between the Elf and Hornet. This dashboard was the idea of Christopher Milner the Sales Manager for Riley. Both the Riley Elf's and Wolseley Hornet's bodies were built at Fisher & Ludlow under their "Fisholow" brandname. Plates in the engine compartment on the right side fitch plate bear evidence of this speciality. Very early Mark I versions of both cars (e.g. press photo of 445MWL) had no overriders on the bumpers and a single piece front wing (A-panel and wing in one piece, no outside seam below scuttle panel) that was soon given up again, allegedly due to cost. The Elf's and Hornet's special bumper overriders first appeared in 1962. Early production Mark I's also had a combination of leather and cloth seats (Elf R-A2S1-101 to FR2333, Hornet W-A2S1-101 to FW2105) whereas all later models had full leather seats. Mark I models were equipped with single leading shoe brakes on the front.
Both the Elf and the Hornet went through three engine versions. Initially, they used the 848 cc (51.7 cu in) 34 bhp (25 kW) engine (engine type 8WR) with a single HS2 carburettor, changing to a single HS2 carburettor 38 bhp (28 kW) version of the Cooper's 998 cc (60.9 cu in) power unit (engine type 9WR) in the Mark II in 1963. This increased the car's top speed from 71 to 77 mph (114 to 124 km/h). Therefore, Mark II cars also came with increased braking power in the form of front drum brakes with twin leading shoes to cope with the increased power output. Both Mark I and Mark II featured four-speed gearboxes (three synchromesh gears) with rod gear change, a.k.a. "magic wand" type. Automatic gearboxes became available on the Mark II in 1965 as an option. The Mark III facelift of 1966 brought wind-up windows and fresh-air fascia vents. Concealed door hinges were introduced two years before these were seen on the mainstream Mini. The gear selecting mechanism was updated to the rod type, as seen on all later Mini type cars. Automatic gearboxes were available to the Mark III in 1967 again. Full-four synchromesh gearing was eventually introduced during 1968. 30,912 Riley Elfs and 28,455 Wolseley Hornets were built. Production of both models ceased in late 1969.
As you can see, this is a rare late model Mk3 that has everything going for it - it just needs a loving home. We are happy to consider p/x either way and we can assist with delivery. Please let us know if you would like to view and we will arrange a suitable time.
Welcome to the sale of this 1961 fully restored Morris Minor 948cc
This little gem of a car has only one previous owner from new until 1983 when it was purchased by the previous owner.
He used the car everyday for 25 years and when he retired in 2010 he built a garage so he could restore his Morris.
He spent two years and many thousands of hours and pounds buying everything new. The car was taken apart and put on a spinning jig so he could strip and reseal the underneath once all the panels had been repaired. The engine was stripped along with every other part. We have over 60 photos of every stage of this work being done. The car was repainted in its original black colour to a very high standard and it has never been driven in the rain since. The underside of this car is as good as the top. The engine bay is like new. It drives very well.
We have not covered much mileage in her since we trade in classic cars and want to maintain the low mileage as much as possible. You do need to be careful with the gear changes and the brakes are not like a modern car - this is how a Morris would have been in 1961.
With only two owners in her life this car has been loved and cherished and is needing a good home - certainly with some interior scrubbing (which is already very good with no rips or tears) it is going to steal any classic car show.
It has a clear MOT until Sept 2019 for peace of mind and if you check online you will see it has been MOT'd every year since 2010 with no issues. Her speedometer was reset in 2012 when the rebuild was completed.
We have a comprehensive file of invoices and without a doubt this is one of the finest of these appreciating classics available.
We bought this lovely little car because our director's father had one in 1990 in the same colour an trim! So a trip down memory lane for a modest outlay and it has proved to be a very popular car. Whilst we drive all of our cars as much as possible it is this Austin that draws many smiles as back in the 80s and 90s there were thousands around and now they are very much a dying breed. This, in our opinion, is a modern classic. A warranted 46k on the clock and in truly stunning condition and ready to show this summer.
There are less than 40 of these from this year in this spec on the road and less than 200 left on the road..
The Austin Maestro was the last British built car to carry the Austin badge and this must be amongst the best examples left. Registered in 1990 it has a complete service history and a clear mot with 3 previous owners. There are no rust issues which in itself is very rare for a Maestro as some went rotten within five years of being new!
With a little bit more detailing work could be a concourse entry - definitely an ordinary car from the 90s that due to its rarity and condition is now head turner and a great little car.
It is a 1.6 L with the later series engine and vw 5 speed so drives very well and has seat belts all through so you can take the kids to the local car show - and probably win the rarest car there!
The underneath and arches are as good as the top of the car and the interior is spotless. The roof lining has been glued up and sadly a few glue spots are showing but it does not have a saggy headlining which again most of these do. Under the bonnet is extremely clean as well.
In summary this is a very rare example and even more so down to its history and condition. It is ready to enjoy and can be insured for around £80 a year. This will never go down in value and like many of the 80s cars we are seeing come to market this may well the time to snap up one of the last Maestros with low ownership and in excellent condition.
Welcome to the sale of this late edition MG Roadster - only 2 previous owners and 88k from new
This late August 1979 registered is one of the last British made MGs. It has only had 2 previous owners from new and shows 88k which we believe to be correct (although we can not warrant the miles).
This car has been extensively restored in its life by the second owner including inner wings, floors, hangers, wings, lower rear wings, sills, inner boot area etc etc. The interior has been refreshed with updated and recovered seats and the carpets and door cards present well. The dash is all complete and everything is working.
This MG drives very well with a working overdrive in 3rd and 4th, It will come with a fresh MOT as it has not had one since 2016 when it was last on the road, We have given it a service and refresh and it is ready to enjoy,
This Roadster comes with a full black tonneau cover fitted, It does have a roof and frame for the roof but the roof needs repair as does the mountings for the frame.
It is not perfect but then it is not a 6k car either, Although solid, the rear lower wings have had some repair and repainted in a slightly different shade of red and there is some bubbling present., However you can feel in behind this area and it is not rotten so we suspect it is down to poor paint preparation. Overall the paint finish shines up well but there is some imperfections so in time it could be resprayed if required. There is sadly no history with the car but it does come with the logbook, mot and a gold car check certificate. Now Sold
We now have available this late MG Midget. It is a good example complete with many new parts and in very good order throughout. First registered on the 25th of May 1977 this MG has the original 'drivers handbook' and MOT's back to 1992.
In 1992 the MOT records a mileage of 3770 and today it shows just over 15200 miles. The current (and clear with no advisories) MOT is valid until the end of August this year. The previous owner bought this car in 2009 and has invested in many upgrades to make this a great everyday classic including poly bushes, halogen bulbs and an upgraded alternator and ignition. The two inch thick history file shows thousands spent over the years keeping this example in excellent mechanical condition.
The hood is very recent (more than £300 and of excellent quality) and comes with both the correct clip over cover and the full tonneau cover. The tyres are excellent including the unused spare. There is a later model radio fitted - which accepts an Ipod - along with a 12v adaptor and intermittent unit for the wipers. The interior is in very good order with dashboard upgrades and all the gauges and dials working.
This car is slightly lowered and has had a lot of attention given to the mechanics meaning it drives very well indeed. With the 1500cc engine it is a great car for touring.
The body - as the pictures show - is good although not perfect - but this is not a perfect bodywork money car - and would make a great everyday classic or starter classic. It is very solid underneath and throughout however the nearside wing does have some signs of filler which could be improved upon. Overall it is a very solid car but the paint which looks great from 5ft does have some imperfections - it really is a car to be viewed.
As stated, this Midget drives very well indeed, is solid underneath and a pleasure to be in with some cosmetic improvement if you wish - although we are confident you could take this car to any classic show and not be embarrassed. We have enjoyed buzzing around the country lanes and we are sure you will not be disappointed!
If you are in the market for a great little MG this is well worth a look.
1999 CL500 Mercedes
First registered on the 5th of May 1999 this is a very late c140 model and as such represents a great opportunity to acquire what must be on of the finest examples of this car on the market today.
Finished in a fetching metallic purple this car presents extremely well. This spectacular car comes with a full service history with services at 12506, 17978, 27624, 38240, 44568, 63712, 68432, and last year’s service at 72433. The vehicle has covered a mere 76700 in total with its four owners from new.
All the services have been carried out by Mercedes or Mercedes specialists and the service book is stamped accordingly. Also included is the original Mercedes owners manual, radio manual and the CL Coupe dealer price list.
This car was £83040.00 without extras in 1999. Features such as double glazed windows, climate control, air con, closing aids for doors (soft electric close), electric front seats (fully adjustable with memory), electric tilt and slide sunroof, 5 speed automatic, heated front seats, parking sensors, cruise control etc are all standard features on the CL500 and are all working and correct.
Extras on this example include the walnut wood and leather steering wheel (£553.57), a six CD Changer (£600), rear roller blind (all working) and rear and front storage compartments.
The 5.0 V8 32 valve is renowned for being the best Mercedes ever made giving a very quiet and torque filled 320 bhp through the super smooth 5 speed transmission. The engine is barely run in with this mileage and is very responsive. This car drives as good as new with recent tyres and brakes fitted all around to the vehicle.
There is an extensive history of bills for work carried out by Mercedes specialists to make sure that this special car has been keep in excellent order. There has been a lot of investment in this modern classic with bills for many thousands throughout its life. All the history is available for your inspection.
In summary a full and comprehensive history that even has copies of previous owners and the respective logbooks. There are a few small rust blemishes on the edge of the front wings but overall this car rates as 8/10 for bodywork and 10/10 for mechanical condition.
A true gentleman's cruiser with massive potential to rise in value as there are very few of these top quality, low owner and low mileage examples available on the market. Any inspection is of course welcome.
We are confident that you will not be disappointed and that this piece of German engineering will thrill for many years to come. This car will come with a new MOT and it has two sets of remote keys.
2003 Jaguar 4.2 XKR (Supercharged 400 BHP)
The Jaguar 4.2 XKR Supercharged is a rare car (there were less than 4500 UK cars produced in total) that represents the best of the Jaguar breed. This example has covered only 71000 miles from new in the hands of three careful owners. It has an automatic transmission for long, fast and comfortable cruising.
It has a comprehensive history with eight services completed. The last service was only 2000 miles ago. There are recent matching Pirellii tyres fitted all around this car.
Finished in gleaming silver this car has the optional red leather seating upgrade which we think sets it out as even more special. These cars are tipped to rise fast in value - so better to invest here than have money in the bank!
This special car is in excellent order throughout. Please call us to book a viewing - be quick as this car will find a new home very soon!
MGB GT - a restored car in excellent order
Now available - 1980 MGB GT. This example has been restored some five years ago garage kept since so remains in excellent order throughout. A new Goldseal engine was fitted 30k ago. The interior has been upgraded and professionally trimmed along with a MotoLita steering wheel to give a vintage feel to the car.
This car drives very well and pulls well. The overdrive is working so you can cruise at 70 mph with no problems. It was serviced very recently at a specialist and given a check throughout. It has a years MOT.
There is history back to the 1980s including bills for work and old MOTs. There are photos of the body restoration which included new panels and sills and any other parts as required including a respray. Total mileage form new is 58k although the speedometer was replaced when the new engine was fitted. A great car that represents good value for money - it would cost far more than the asking price to do this level of work yourself - and ready to be enjoyed.
Please call us to book a viewing.
Morris 1000 1965 Original Convertible - a restored car in outstanding condition
An original MAT code 1965 Morris 1000 convertible. In what can only be described as lovely condition is this restored car (four years ago - more than £6000 spent - less than 500 miles since). A lot of investment has been made with this ready to enjoy example which is tax exempt, has a years MOT and cost on average less than £100 a year to insure.
It has had new wings, doors, boot lid, sills, floors, hangers, A posts etc. It was then taken back and primed for a respray (all pics available) and repainted in what we think is one of the best colour schemes - Trafalgar blue with a light blue interior. The complimenting new white hood with cover for those sunny days allows this car to stand out anywhere. The interior is very clean and bright.
The mileage is showing at 43000 and we have invoices back to the 1980's that back this up. We have the original green logbook and a file of history and bills telling the story of this car from the 1970's. Really a very special car that has a years MOT (no advisories) and has overall is an excellent example. New hood, new carpets, serviced, good tyres, very clean throughout and a sure investment that you will probably never lose money on!
Hard to find like this so please get in touch - if you are in the market for a value for money classic car that cant fail to impress then this is one for you.
Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 CDXi
A rare find and very late model of this modern classic.
This vehicle has been very well looked after throughout its 24 years.
It has had 3 owners from new and the last fastidious owner since 1999. The CDXI was one of the top models and this very late edition has survived very well indeed.
With yearly servicing the Vauxhall 2.0 unit shows no signs of wear even at the recorded 192000 – it is remarkably quiet and smooth. The auto gearbox is also very smooth. The brakes are excellent. All the toys work including electric windows, heated front seats, radio with CD changer, electric mirrors, trip and mpg computer etc. This car also has a sunroof that is all working.
The velour interior is in very nice order and as the CDXi was the top of the line trim in its day it is a very comfortable and quiet ride. There is even Vauxhall’s attempt at ‘wood’ trim around the gear selector and on the doors. The carpets and boot interior are in excellent order. Under the bonnet is sound with no signs of accident damage.
The current MOT runs until August 2017. The car has covered approximately 3000 between each MOT over the last five years. There are the copies of MOTs and servicing details back to 2002 with the car. This car has been looked after by the same garage for many years with invoices to prove. It even has the tax disc from 2000 still on display. The car is also complete with the drivers’ manual, audio and security book in the original Vauxhall information wallet. It comes with a Haynes manual as well.
There is some light corrosion as per pics on the bottom of the rear wings but it is very light bubbling rather than ‘rotten’. There is the odd mark here or there with a scratch on the passenger door – as per pics – and some discolouration to the near side wing mirror - but overall it presents very well. With some detailing it would make a good show car for the summer. It does drive very quietly and well. There is a slight vibration from the rear right side between 40 and 50 mph so this may be a balancing issue or it could be the bushing that is mentioned in the advisory on the MOT. It does not detract from a lovely driving experience.
You are of course welcome to inspect the car at your leisure – we have nothing to hide and want you to be happy with your purchase. We can take you for a test drive.
These are a rare sight on the roads today and to find one with regular servicing and in good order is rare indeed.
1951 Split Screen Morris Minor
This is a two owner from new 1951 Morris Minor Series 1 Split screen. It is a rare car indeed with the 'cheese grater' grill and it is sporting the correct type early side valve engine. The car will be be sold serviced including new distributor, points, plugs and leads. It is in excellent order throughout. This car is known to the MM register.
Having been restored over a number of years by an enthusiast with a great eye for detail, this car has had a lot of time and money invested. The interior is a great example of what can be achieved by a professional fitter with the upgraded cream seats and door cards restored along with the headlining and complimenting new green carpets.
The dash was also repainted and the glove box with button operated opening is complete. The mileage since restoration is around 1400 miles so this car has had very little use in the last few years.
Outside, the car presents very well. The semaphore indicators are present (although not connected) and the recent tyres are as new with white wall detailing. The chrome is in excellent condition. The car has been repainted to a good standard and the trims on the wing joins have been replaced in fresh white rubber. It is believed to be repainted in the original colour of mist green. There are a few imperfections but we rate it as 8/10 and for a vehicle of this age it is very good.
Underneath the bonnet the car is also in exceptional order. This area has also had a full repaint and the side valve engine has been detailed ready to show. Underneath the car it is as restored and finished in green - no underseal has been applied and the work done has been carried out to a very good standard. The brakes and brake lines are as new as are many of the other parts. No expense has appears to have been spared.
This car was supplied from an estate where the gentleman is believed to have passed away and sadly there is no history with the car as it was lost. The Car Check Report however shows no issues and this is included in the sale. It did have an MOT in 2013 when it was returned to the road which it passed with flying colours. The log book showing only two owners from new is present. The VIN number matches but it is believed that the engine has at some point been replaced as the engine number is different - although it is the original specification side valve engine which gives a very vintage drive. The replacement engine has had a full rebuild and is barely run in. All the ancillaries such as fuel lines, fuel pump etc etc have been restored or replaced.
This is a special car of which there are very few available and the cost of restoration at this level is huge. A definite investment vehicle - maybe the ultimate Morris Minor for the collector.
We welcome viewings at your convenience.
This lovely late model (Mk4) MG BGT was one of the very last cars produced.
The VIN dates it to the last 600 cars produced and although production at ceased in 1980 this car was registered in January 1981.
In excellent order it has been fully restored throughout and although this work was carried out around 15 years ago it has covered only 20000 miles since and has of course always been garage kept meaning this appreciating classic is a great car to enjoy!
This MG BGT has had only a three owners from new and has a comprehensive file of service history and pictures of the restoration (please see above). The car was stripped to a shell and completely rebuilt including a new engine (fitted at 107642) that runs very well indeed.
The car is now showing 29000 miles in total (129000 but with new engine at 107642). It has had all the work completed to make this a sound investment car. It has had full inner and outer sills, new front wings, new doors, inner wings repaired including suspension areas, new copper brake pipes, calipers, discs, steering rack, radiator, carbs, window rubbers, full respray in original Brooklands green - the list and the bills for the work go on and on and are available for your inspection.
Supplied with the original handbook and manual from British Leyland with this car - along with the Leyland Care documents (but you might struggle with these now a days...) the history itself is a great read and gives excellent peace of mind that this MGB has always been loved and invested in to keep it in top condition.
The overdrive is working in third and fourth gear making this car ideal for weekends away and motorway cruising. You can even squeeze in a few suitcases!
This MG BGT has upgraded front brakes and suspension which along with the recent Minilite wheels and tyres all around means it handles spot on and is ready to go. This car also has a stainless steel exhaust with a straight through middle section so sounds very sporty indeed.
We encourage a test drive and any inspection is welcome - we are confident you will not be disappointed.
Morris 1000 in excellent condition
This car is an original Trafalgar Blue car which was dispatched to Wadhams Ltd of Waterlooville in January 1964. This car has four recorded owners on the logbook.
It benefits from a replacement gold engine fitted around 1985 and the mileage now showing is around 26000 miles. It has a clear MOT until February 2017 with the last ten years MOT history to back its low mileage and usage.
There are bills back to the 1980s for the engine and bodywork repairs including new steel wings. In 2000 the car was fitted with a reconditioned gearbox and throughout the years this car has been very well looked after.
This car also has also had a number of sensible upgrades making it a very usable example. It has a Moss Brothers disc conversion along with a brake booster and remote brake system reservoir making it stop very well indeed. It has an upgraded alternator rather than the original dynamo and aftermarket gauges fitted that show oil pressure and engine water temperature. There are also modern (ish – fitted in the 80’s) front inertia seat belts fitted. The full exhaust system was replaced within the last year.
This car is very solid and has had the welding work carried out over the years as required. It has been recently waxoiled underneath ensuring that it is ready for many more years of fun motoring.
The interior is in very good order and nice and bright with blue carpets and contrasting blue and white door linings. The headlining is in very good order. There is a tow bar fitted although if you prefer this can be removed.
The paintwork is good and the car presents very well. It is not perfect but very presentable with a nice patina and it will be an asset to any owner and a real crowd draw at any show.
The car has an age related number plate (CSU 655) as it was off the road in the 1980s when the DVLA moved to a computer based system. It was returned to the road in 1986. The heritage certificate confirms the cars age and details which all match.
Any inspection is of course welcome and encouraged, as is a test drive.
We are confident that if you are in the market for a very good usable example of these increasingly collectible motor cars then this one will not disappoint.
1965 MORRIS 1000 4 DOOR - LOTS OF INVESTMENT MADE AND READY TO GO
1965 Morris 1000 4 door
In excellent mechanical order and shines up well.
The MOT history shows that in 1988 this Morris had 24000 miles on and ever since the low mileage has been recorded on the yearly MOT history. We believe this to be original mileage but can not guarantee it.
Over its lifetime it has had a lot of money spent making sure that it has been kept roadworthy and in good order.
Currently it is ready to enjoy and is a sound investment as all the work needed has been carried out.
We have bills for the following work (which of course means you do not have to get this done again!)
New coil and distributor, MOT and rear brake overhaul last week - £300 spent. New gearbox and clutch @59764 Trunnions stripped and repaired Wings repaired/replaced (all steel) Crossmember, inner and outer sills, rear spring hangers etc - £1000 of welding Cylinder head removed and skimmed so no additive needed New water pump Heater control valve Regulator Recent new carpet set
This Morris also has a modern CD Player and 12v socket installed neatly in the glove box. It has upgraded seats in the front with torsion seat belts fitted meaning long journeys are comfortable and safe - there are no rear seatbelts.
Very solid car with fresh MOT - only advisory is a steering rack gaiter which if time allows will be replaced.
The paintwork is around a 7/10 - it does shine well but has been sprayed and patched in over the years (as many of these have). It is very usable as per the pics so if you wanted to invest in a solid car and at some point go for a full respray your investment would be rewarded; mint ones of these fetch around £6k. With this car there is very very little rust anywhere so you have a very good base to start from.
This is a classic British car that could be enjoyed at weekends or for everyday motoring.
Low classic car insurance and of course road tax free.
1963 Smoke Grey Morris 1000 - a great restored car
This is rare opportunity to own a Morris 1000 in smoke grey that, in our opinion, is one of the best available today. The cost and skill of the restoration far exceeds the cost of this car, so it really is a sound investment piece.
This special car has had a restoration to bring it up to an outstanding condition, whilst retaining its original chrome and other rare features such as the early interior. This car is being checked over and serviced this weekend so more pics will be added.
In the meantime, please check out the extent of the restoration work - a very brave project that has been completed by a well experienced car builder and restorer. This car had one owner from 1963 - 2013 and was stored from around 1987 to 2013.
It was then bought for its registration number (a reissued plate is now with the car) and sold on. The restorer then saved this car and went to work over a period of fifteen months and has turned this project into a totally solid car with excellent attention to detail - just take a look under the bonnet!
The interior is excellent and original although it does have a new set of carpets to brighten it up. The boot and underneath of the car have been treated so it is ready for many more years of love and service. It drives very well indeed and can keep up with modern traffic (especially around town). The head has been prepared to take unleaded petrol. All the required welding has been carried out to an excellent standard and it has new steel wings fitted - please study the sixty plus pics.
The current mileage is around 72000 and we have some history to back this up - although the restoration pictures really say everything you need to know about this car. It comes with its original handbook and is ready to go anywhere - it even comes with the hamper for those special days out.
948cc 1962 MG Midget.
This is a first series 948cc car that has had only four owners from new and has an indicated mileage of 41755 miles with an MOT history from the 1980's to back this up. In 1989 the car had covered 35461 miles.
The car is in excellent order and drives very well indeed with no issues – it is ready to tour! This car was stored from the late 1980's and returned to the road in 2003 following a restoration. It has had little use since and has always been garage kept which as the pictures show reflects in its condition.
The work carried out included all the sills, arches, floors, bulkhead, chassis members, wings, all brakes, shocks, fuel tank, dashboard and trim etc - the list goes on but all the work has been carried out to an excellent standard allowing this rare little car to be enjoyed for many years to come.
The car has been serviced in January which is when it also got its latest clean MOT. It has been checked over by us and we can report it is excellent in every way. There are not many of these cars around in this condition and we think there may be less than fifty in the country - please check 'how many left' to see for yourself.
This car comes with the original drivers’ handbook and the removable soft top is very easy to fit and remove – it is even quite watertight!
Any test or inspection is welcome. We would rate the condition of this car as 8.5/10 – for the purest you may choose to add in the chrome strips to the side and bonnet and two of the wheel caps are from a Morris Minor rather than the original MG and you could choose to replace the seats although we love the originality and comfort of them. The number plate has been changed and assigned an age related one but is still three letters and three numbers.
If you are an avid MG fan or are looking for a sound investment the rarity of this vehicle means you can enjoy true classic driving and it is very likely to increase in value – there are not many fifty four year old cars in this order with all the money needed already invested.
Please drop us a line or give us a call to arrange a viewing.
1971 Morris Minor 1000 - a 2 former owner, 61800 mile, original car
This 1971 Morris Minor 1000 is a rare find indeed. With only three owners from new and just over 61000 original miles this is a true slice of British motoring at its best. These cars are tipped to rise in value over the next few years and to find one so clean and original is a great investment. Please take a look at the YouTube clip below to find out about the great support network for these great little cars.
Of the 1.3 million cars made by Morris this very late Feb 1971 example is logged as around 6300 cars from the very end of the production run. In excellent order throughout this Morris was with its last owner since 1980. It has been serviced every year by a local mechanic who also put it through its MOT and carried out any work that was needed to keep it in tip top shape. The history is from this garage since 1987 and all the MOT history is present to back up the mileage. It has also just been serviced.
The sills have previously been replaced to a very high standard and this car is very solid throughout. The floors are original as is the rest of the car. It has not been restored but well cared for making it hard to find another like this.
The interior is lovely and fresh with excellent seats and headlining making this a great place to be and enjoy the driving experience of classic motoring.
The Morris had a respray back in 1991 (in the original colour) and has been garaged stored ever since with very few miles added - it has only been used for weekend driving and for shows - which no doubt any new owner would continue to enjoy.
The Morris drives very well indeed and is happy to cruise at 65 mph with no rattles or shakes - we think it is the best driving Morris we have ever had. The original 1098 cc A series engine is also good on fuel with approximately 30 mpg around town. We have fitted a new battery - although it comes with the original jack and starting handle!
This car is of course road tax free and qualifies for classic car insurance so your investment can only rise in value whilst being very reasonable to keep on the road. Overall a very good example which could be taken to a 10 out of 10 condition under the care of a loving owner.
We welcome viewings and would be very happy to take you out for a test drive. We are confident this is one of the best surviving Morris 1000 available and of course any inspection is welcome.
1973 VW Beetle - Restored and excellent throughout
This Beetle was born on the 11th of December 1973 (so is now tax free) and has had a few careful keepers over the years. It is now ready to enjoy a new home and we can confidently say that it is ready to drive anywhere. This car is solid German engineering (before any emission problems…) and runs like a dream. We have hundreds of photos of the full rebuild of both engine and body but to summarise here are some of the highlights (from the extensive service history – please ask to see): Engine rebuild kit – rebuilt in 2000/2001 at 76000 – this 1300cc classic air cooled VW is now showing just under 82000 with full specialist service history since and it has been serviced every year since including recently in May 2016 when it had a full service , valve adjustment, new rocker cover and gaskets, timing set up, new track rods etc. The body was fully rebuild and painted around 2001 including new inner and outer wings front and rear, floors, heater channels, doors, boot, kick panels, running boards etc. It had a full quality respray – please ask to see the photo albums! This fine example also benefits from: New front tyres (May 2016) New roof Rack Sunroof New cd/iPod/radio head unit and speakers Suspension rebuilt New wiring loom New steering and pedal box New floor New Wings New heat exchangers New master cylinder, brakes and brake lines throughout Gearbox rebuild including new mounts etc Engine out rebuild and detailing New exhaust New Interior door cards, seat restoration and adjusters and much much much more in the box file of history. The Beetle has been garage kept since its restoration as the condition reflects and the MOT history backs up the mileage: 2001 MOT: 78383 2002 MOT: 78803 2003 MOT: 78981 2014 MOT: 79082 2015 MOT: 80170 2016 MOT: 81602 The current MOT is valid until May 2017 and the car had no advisories. The invoices alone total more than £5000 and that does not include the labour so we can safely say that to find a Beetle this good with this history and all the money that has been spent on the restoration is rare indeed.
Please note at the moment the interior headlining requires some work to the rear of the car but interior is otherwise excellent.. Overall the paint work is very good however there are a few imperfections which can seen only on very close inspection. This car is very solid and clean underneath with all brake and fuel lines replaced as part of the restoration.
The pictures of the rebuild are fascinating viewing and the labour of love this car has been shows in its quality and presentation. Any inspection is of course welcome and a test drive is encouraged so you can get a feel for what a restored car should feel like - just like it did here in 1973!
Tundra Green Original MGB GT
A great 1976 'survivor' unrestored classic MGB GT in excellent order with only 3 owners from new - one from 1982 to 2013 - always garaged and only 52000 from new.
As the pictures show this is a lovely example of a rare period correct Tundra green MGB GT. that drives exceptionally well. It has recently had the front end suspension and bushes all replaced and has been serviced. This is a very responsive and 'tight' driving car with overdrive in 3rd and 4th so happy to cruise at 70 and more than keeps up with modern day traffic. The engine gives a great note and is very responsive.
The interior has been recently refreshed with new black cloth seats and new carpets throughout. It is like a new car inside. This car benefits from the earlier dashboard (from new) and the overdrive is the earlier stalk mounted version.
Although the paint has of course been maintained over the years it presents very well. All the usual places where rust is found are solid and original. The inner wings have been attended to at some point.
The floors are also original and in the factory colour as is the boot. It is unusual to find an MGB GT this original and we believe there has been no other welding as it has not been needed and does not require any now.
A very nice usable car that is a joy to drive and a sound investment. The MG is tax free next year, has a years MOT and classic insurance is around £100 per year for a 35 year old with a clean licence. A classic that could be used every day or as a something special for the weekend.
Please contact us for viewings - we are sure you will not be disappointed. .
MGB GT - we are confident you would have to try very hard and spend a lot more money on finding another MG BGT as good as this...
Welcome to the sale of the lovely 1976 MGB GT – registered on the 21st October 1976.
This may be one of the best later MG BGT;s on the market. The history and spend on this car is outstanding offering the new owner many years of pleasure without the worry normally associated with vintage vehicles.
Recently we have completed a 150 mile journey and the car has not missed a best – It pulls very well and feels very solid – ready for its next adventure!
This lovely 1976 MG BGT has been with the previous owner since 1989. In this time the car has been treated as a garage queen and no expense has been spared. It is rare to find a car with such a history and one that no expense has been spared on with all the bills to back up the work.
With a full supporting history of pictures and invoices we can confirm the following: Clear MOT until April 2017 – all old MOTs since 1989 available – it has been with the same garage for services for the last nine years and any work needed to be done has been carried out.
Over the last twenty years it has covered less than 6000 miles since a full rebuild including shell and engine with pictures and invoices to prove.
The invoices show: Engine replaced at 93515 miles – now showing 900 miles so around 6500 on new engine with a service every year. 1800 cc very quiet, powerful and no oil leaks. Bodywork includes: new front wings and rear, floors, sills, jacking points etc – total of £1269 4 speed with overdrive in 3rd and 4th all working. All gauges and even the clock works. Shell has been professionally repainted in green as per original – all done including under hood and boot with a lovely deep finish. Kingpins replaced Stub axles replaced Trunnions replaced Lucas H4 lights upgrade Wheels refurbished – shot blasted and painted Interior renewed – now finished in black vinyl with red trim – very comfortable and looks like new. New radiator New wiring loom and fuse box Unleaded cylinder head so no additive required New shock absorbers Carbs balanced and compression test – now all balanced and running very well. New starter motor New fan belt New steering rack and track rod ends New springs New battery New carb New exhaust throughout New diff New brake discs and pads New rear cylinders and shoes. We think you will search a long time to find a car as good as this one. We are of course happy for any inspection and to take you on a test drive. We are confident that this car – with over £10,000 spent in the last 4000 miles - represents great value for money and in this condition can only continue to rise in value. This car is road tax free from next year and qualifies for classic insurance. It is ready to drive and enjoy. There are two small bubbles on the front wing and a mark here or there but it is 95% mint – please come and have a look for yourself – we are confident you will not be disappointed.
arly 1098cc Morris 1000 Convertible
1963 Morris Minor 1098cc. This lovely little car was rescued from a garage in Kent after its previous owner sadly passed away some five years ago. Passed on to his grandson it was left in the dark until we visited and pulled her out into the light. Now we have serviced and brought her back to a sound condition repairing where needed including new brakes all round, a full service, a cosmetic detailing and a sprinkle of love! This car drives really well and always raises a smile around town. Surprisingly economical, tax free and very low cost classic insurance it is an asset that can only appreciate.
1969 Morris Minor 1000 four door. Another lovely little car that has been with the previous owner for over twenty years. The gentleman bought it as a retirement present to himself and now can no longer drive so he had to part company with ‘William’ as he affectionately called the car.
This Morris had a full rebuild five years ago including repaint and rebuilt engine and has covered only 11000 miles since. It has always been garaged stored. Full MOT and of course road tax free this Morris is a great example of the classic Alec Issigonis design. There is a full record of this cars history and restoration.
First introduced in 1948 the Morris sold more than 1.3 million were between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948), the Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956). This late model holds its own in modern traffic conditions and is ready to show and enjoy. Please contact us today for a test drive – you will be impressed.
Mercedes 280 SE
A wonderful example of the classic w108 Mercedes 280SE fresh from a restoration. This UK RHD car is a fine example of the classic 1971 design by Paul Bracq. It is finished in a a great colour combination of black on black and drives without fault. This car has been subject to a full respray and rebuild and the lovely 2.8 straight six Mercedes engine has also been fully rebuilt. Now showing around 9000 miles it is barely run in. We have all the history and photos of this rebuild available.
There were around 91000 of these cars built and this late model 1971 will be an asset to any owner. The interior is in great shape and the floor mounted auto transmission is very smooth and with the set up of this car the drive on new bushes and suspension etc all around it is a rewarding experience from the S Class of its day. Reasonable running costs but with enough go the 2.8 purrs along. A great car that can only increase in value and rarity.
Mercedes sl500 32v
What a car! The price of a house back in 1991 these R129 Mercedes SL500 are a beast. Full spec and built to last this lovely early car sports the 32v 5l v8 which has 110000 miles with a full service history. A slice of luxury and super smooth cruising this car can only increase in value. 3 owners from new and recent paintwork to match in the original two tone lower part this car also has new tyres all around, new brakes, a full service and a hardtop is included.
Mini 30th Edition
A rare site on the roads these days - a classic British Mini 35th anniversary edition. We found this one owner from new Mini on a recent trip to Berkshire. An older lady bought her new and has covered less than 20,000 miles since. She has had a service every year and any work that has needed to be done has been and this is all recorded in the full service history. In excellent condition throughout this Mini was a very limited production and is finished in the Tahiti red. A nimble and cute car this is sure to only rise in value.
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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.
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