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2015 BMW X6 M50d. Impeccable condition with full BMW history. Vast spec, cost new £76,800.

2015 BMW X6 M50d. Impeccable condition with full BMW history. Vast spec, cost new £76,800.

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We are selling on behalf of a regular client a very nice BMW X6 3.0 M50d. The car was bought used from Sytner BMW Sunningdale in 2016 with less than 8,000 miles. The new list price was £76800.

Full BMW service history having been maintained correctly from day one.

Finished in Carbon Black with specification over and above standard consisting of the following:

  • Pure Extravagance Ivory White/Black Interior,
  • Piano Black – BMW Individual,
  • Comfort Access,
  • Head-up Display,
  • Adaptive LED Headlights,
  • Harman Kardon surround sound,
  • Heated steering wheel,
  • Reversing Assist camera,
  • Air conditioning, automatic with four zone,
  • Ceramic finish for controls,
  • Exterior Mirrors – folding with anti-dazzle,
  • Comfort seats – front,
  • Lumbar support, driver and front passenger,
  • High-beam Assistant,
  • Multi-functional instrument panel,
  • Speed limit display.
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1991 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar. Last owner for 21 years. A quite exceptional and highly original early MK11

1991 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar. Last owner for 21 years. A quite exceptional and highly original early MK11

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Supplied new in May 1991 by Fox’s (Badgers Mount) Toyota in Sevenoaks, Kent to its first owner. Ordered in Super Red and serviced by Fox’s and Motorline Toyota in Tunbridge Wells during the ten years that followed.

In 2001 the car was sold to its second and last owner, a friend and work colleague. The mileage at this time being 34,775 miles, confirmed by a comprehensive AA Inspection report contained in the vehicle history file. The car was bought specifically for occasional summer use and always safely garaged, the integral garage having carpeted walls to protect the doors from being marked. Consequently, there are no marks to report. The pictures really do say it all.

The interior is a special place, the trim and seats being in exceptional condition, especially when you consider the car is almost 32 years old.

The MOT history is impressive, and it’s assuring to see a car with its original sills in such great condition, testimony to how well the car has been cared for, stored, and sparingly used in dry conditions only.

We have listed the pre VOSA MOT history below:

01/06/94 20654 miles

04/08/95 21134 miles

01/10/96 21252 miles

18/08/98 21267 miles

26/08/99 22979 miles

24/08/00 28692 miles

04/08/01 34600 miles

26/09/02 38061 miles

17/10/03 39579 miles

04/12/04 40184 miles

We have just completed a lubrication service, replaced the spark plugs with Denso Iridium items and replaced the front brake discs and pads.

Early examples of the first version (REV1)  MR2 MK2 in this condition have become very hard to find and the car would sit very nicely in a serious car collection.

 

 

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1997 Mini Cooper. One local family owner from new, comprehensive history file. Highly original

1997 Mini Cooper. One local family owner from new, comprehensive history file. Highly original

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This delightful Mini Cooper has been kept by the same family since purchased new.

Supplied in July 1997 by Rowles Garage LTD in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Four years later a new Cooper S Sport 500 was added to their collection and shortly afterwards the daughter took custardy of the car.

In 2013 after emigrating, the car was retained in the family and registered back to the mother who has kept the car safely until now. The car is now for sale after recently emigrating to be with her daughter.

There is a vast history file, including the original sales invoice. There are two subtle modifications, firstly the Cooper S Sport seats have been added and a Fletcher Stainless steel exhaust system. These aside, the car is totally original and in great condition having been safely garaged and cherished for the past 25 years.

It is now ready to go to a new home and be cherished by its new owner.

 

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2008 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2JTS. Lovely example with full Alfa service history and low ownership.

2008 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2JTS. Lovely example with full Alfa service history and low ownership.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

The Spider 939 series was launched at the 2006 Geneva Motor show, capturing the hearts of the motoring press, and was subsequently awarded Cabrio of the Year during the show. The chic, stylish looks have helped in making the Spider something of a classic ahead of its time. It looks fabulous from every angle and this example with its very low mileage makes a compelling case for the discerning buyer.

 

Delivered on 1st March 2008 to its first owner by Whitequay Alfa Romeo in Reading, finished in Carbonio Black metallic (876) with optional Black Frau leather.

In January 2011 the car was sold to its second and last owner by Whitequay, the mileage at this point being 9875 miles. The bill of sale accompanied by the dealer vehicle description leaflet and sales brochure are included within the vehicle file.

 

The car was bought as a second car for occasional dry weather use, driven sparingly and always garaged during the last eleven years. Serviced only by Alfa Romeo with supporting invoices.

 

There is a full suite of manuals and two original keys.

 

 

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1979 Mini Clubman Estate, Probably the most original and lowest mileage example available today.

1979 Mini Clubman Estate, Probably the most original and lowest mileage example available today.

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The Mini Clubman story starts in 1967 when BMC embarked on trying to improve profitability, despite the Mini success story and high sales volumes, margins were thin.

Fresh from designing the Ford Cortina MK11, Roy Haynes was poached from Ford to head the Clubman design program. He was also instrumental in designing the Austin Maxi which shared frontal styling cues with the Clubman and Cortina. The first production Mini Clubman  Estates were assembled in September 1969, four months after assembly of the saloon variant.

The car was sold at a premium to the standard Mini and was more of a case of style over function, the only real benefit of the longer nose was easier engine access, and it was in fact aerodynamically inferior to that of the original. The revised interior offered more creature comforts to the original and was subsequently fitted to all Mini’s post Metro introduction.

The Clubman Estate production continued until 1982, nearly 2 years after the saloon production finished.

 

This particular Clubman, finished in Russet Brown with Beige cloth upholstery was built on the 17th January, 1979 and subsequently supplied new by Taylors Garage Limited in Falmouth to its first owner on the 21st February 1979. The car was registered in Taunton, Somerset where it resided for the following 6 decades.

The original Austin Morris range brochure illustrates the total price paid of £2870.48 with an additional £37 being paid for dealer fitted under seal. The car was kept safely garaged with modest use until January 2005 and bestowed to a close family friend, the mileage at this point being marginally over 9,500 miles.

The car was kept by its second owner for a further 17 years, in which time it was barely driven, safely dry stored, covering less than 1,000 miles.

The car is beautifully preserved and highly original, the dealer fitted underseal keeping the underside in tip top condition. This is one very special car and would sit perfectly in any car collection.

 

A new MOT and comprehensive service will be conducted prior to delivery.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1972 Triumph Spitfire MKIV 1300, Highly original with an exceptional history file. Utterly charming

1972 Triumph Spitfire MKIV 1300, Highly original with an exceptional history file. Utterly charming

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In November 1970, Triumph introduced the Mark IV Spitfire which was a major revision of the MK3. The bodywork was redesigned by Giovanni Michelotti and among the changes the weld line on the top of the front wings was eliminated along with the chrome finisher strips that covered them. A restyle of the rear end bought the styling in line with its stablemates, the Triumph Stag and the restyled Triumph 2000.

The instrumentation was moved from the centre of the dashboard to being directly in front of the driver. Many features that had previously been optional extras became standard fittings on the MKIV Spitfires. Additionally, the gearbox finally got synchromesh for first gear too.

In December 1974, the MKIV was replaced with the Spitfire 1500, dropping the MKIV designation. Production of the 1500 continued until August 1980, making it the longest production run of any Spitfire model.

As it stands today, the number of surviving MKIV’s runs at less than 14% of the total count of remaining 1500’s and interestingly, has now become a rarer car than the MK3.

This delightful MKIV was delivered to its first owner on the 25th January, 1972 by Tourist Trophy Garage in East Street, Farnham, Surrey. A garage once owned by the iconic Hawthorn family. The total price of £1045 being paid and Road Tax being provided free of charge – as stated on the invoice and vehicle order.

Registered JPJ938K and finished in Wedgewood Blue, arguably one of the most attractive Triumph colours and very rare for a MKIV and now more commonly seen on the MK3 model.

For the following 18 years, the car was always garaged and serviced by Tourist Trophy until 1978 and thereafter by J. Sebastian & Son in Alton. All relevant invoices having been kept safely in the extensive vehicle file. In June 1990, the car was advertised for sale in the Triumph Sports Six Club magazine and sold to its second owner. The original magazine featuring in the vehicle history file.

The car has subsequently had a further 6 owners, all of which have kept extensive documentation of all expenditure and taken great care of the car whilst maintaining its originality. The only modification being a reconditioned gearbox fitted in 2001, coupled to over-drive which functions perfectly in 3rd and 4th complimenting the car and making it more relaxing to drive.

All original pre VOSA MOT certificates are current as follows: 

16/12/74 21,679 miles

11/12/75 25,859 miles

22/12/76 26,989 miles

15/12/77 30,982 miles

14/12/78 32,290 miles

04/12/80 34,839 miles

03/12/81 35,743 miles

03/12/82 37,987 miles

28/12/83 42,035 miles

19/12/84 45,508 miles

16/12/88 47,384 miles

27/10/89 48,396 miles

10/04/91 49,204 miles

13/05/95 50,976 miles

23/03/96 51,674 miles

08/04/97 51,863 miles

07/03/98 52,033 miles

16/04/99 52,664 miles

04/04/00 53,511 miles

23/05/01 53,838 miles

04/05/02 54,209 miles

06/06/03 54,540 miles

25/05/04 55,093 miles

09/05/05 55,179 miles

 

This is one very special MKIV Spitfire. Highly original, non-restored and no evidence of bodged hobbyist repairs that’s often the case with Spitfire’s this age. Panel gaps are perfect, being original, the sills and underside in great shape. The documentation is VAST and includes a copy of both sales order, sales invoice, service book, instruction manual, 1972 Triumph range price list and original sales brochure. The hood is also the original item in excellent condition with its original factory stamps on the Perspex windows. It’s great fun to drive and receives many admiring glances.

 A perfect starter Classic being easy and affordable to maintain, economical on fuel and Road Tax exempt. It’s also ULEZ exempt which may be a bonus if you’re looking to use in London.

For added peace of mind, a new MOT will be issued prior to delivery.

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2003 Honda S2000, Exceptional & quite probably the best example of the AP1 you will ever find.

2003 Honda S2000, Exceptional & quite probably the best example of the AP1 you will ever find.

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Launched in 1999 with a production run of 10 years, the Honda S2000 received wide acclaim from the critics and motoring journalists world-wide. The F20C engine was ranked as the best engine respective of its size for five consecutive years between 2000 and 2005.

 

This stunning AP1 version was purchased used by its former keeper in July 2005 from our local Honda dealer – Alan Day in Winchester. The mileage being 8,600 miles. During the following 17 years it has covered just under 3,000 miles with every annual advisory free MOT to further support this incredible low mileage. It has always been taken to the Honda agency for routine servicing and checks, the last visit being November 2021.

 

Consistently garaged and never driven in the rain, since the second owner took custody, additionally, its 9,000RPM rev limit has never exceeded 4,000RPM, consequently, it all feels so tight and is probably the closest example you could find to a new car.

 

The same can be said for the exceptional Formula Red body work, interior, and engine bay. The pictures we have taken say everything you need to know.

 

This is the ultimate example for any serious Honda fan or car collector and quite probably the best AP1 you will ever find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1958 Jaguar MK1 3.4 MOD, Totally rebuilt and technically enhanced, a true driver’s car.

1958 Jaguar MK1 3.4 MOD, Totally rebuilt and technically enhanced, a true driver’s car.

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For many years we’ve been big fans of the Jaguar MK11, our first example being bought in 1988, shortly after Jaguar’s Le Mans victory.

A succession of MK11’s subsequently followed, and we were often guilty of overlooking the MK1. However, as time passed, we grew to admire the MK1 for its charm and rarity and in 2015 we discovered 479ATA. The car was sold to us by its second owner and had fallen victim to poor storage and needed extensive restoration.

We thought long and hard about the direction to take and finally decided to create a very special car, a car that the late Mike Hawthorne would have loved to drive.

The body was extensively restored with various new panels, many handmade along with Coombs style rear arches crafted by our restoration team. Painted in British Racing Green and professionally retrimmed in Suede Green Leather and contrasting Wilton Carpets.  The wood trim has been sympathetically re-veneered, and the headlining replaced. All gauges have been refurbished where necessary.

Mechanically, we completed the following:

A fully rebuilt 3.8 engine fitted, prepared to the highest standard

Full synchromesh gearbox, coupled to the original overdrive

MK11 rear axle – providing widened track and fitted with disc brakes

Brakes, suspension, and steering components upgraded and replaced

Full hand-made stainless steel exhaust system

Power steering

Electric fan

Electronic ignition

Painted Wire Wheels, fitted with Goodyear Eagle NCT 215/65 /16 tyres

The Vintage Wireless Company commissioned the PYE radio as fitted to Mike Hawthorne’s MK1 with a 20W amplifier and input lead, compatible with iPhone/MP3.

We have created a truly outstanding car, retaining its original MK1 charm with an added sporting twist. Great fun to drive and with some added refinements that make light work of longer journeys. We’ve really enjoyed this project and the car has been driven to many events and always warmly received.

It’s time to let it go to a new home and adventure, to be driven and enjoyed by its next fortunate owner.

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1991 Honda CRX 1.6i 16V, Last owner for nearly 29 years, quite exceptional and highly original.

1991 Honda CRX 1.6i 16V, Last owner for nearly 29 years, quite exceptional and highly original.

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Supplied new in September 1991 by Military Car Sales in Germany to its first owner who bought the car whilst serving in the Forces in Germany. Ordered in Rio Red to UK specification, the original Bill of Sale is included within the vehicle documentation file.

In April 1993 the car was bought to the UK, registered, and kept for 7 months. In November 1993 the car was sold to a close friend and car enthusiast who kept the car for over 28 years, but sadly has now been forced to retire from driving due to poor health.

The gentleman was an engineer who fastidiously cared for the car during his ownership.

It was always safely garaged in an integral heated garage, and it certainly shows in its overall condition, the underside is quite remarkable, never having been welded or needing any if cared for in future,

The interior is indeed a very special place, the seats still tight and all the trims are in exceptional condition with no blemishes.

Judging by the way the car drives, we doubt that any of its 131 horses have left the stable, it revs and pulls so sweetly, the gearbox and clutch action being light and silky smooth, the handling simply sublime, very direct and immense fun to drive.

The car has a completely advisory free MOT record and we have listed below its full MOT history:

Pre-VOSA

06/05/95 24277 miles

06/05/96 25188 miles

30/06/97 25627 miles

24/06/98 26177 miles

16/08/99 26564 miles

18/08/00 27483 miles

31/05/02 28108 miles

29/05/03 29695 miles

06/06/05 30676 miles

 

VOSA

27/06/06 31117 miles

25/06/07 31550 miles

25/08/08 31865 miles

19/06/09 32147 miles

21/06/10 32493 miles

20/06/11 32917 miles

26/06/12 33103 miles

12/06/13 33517 miles

14/05/22 33682 miles

 

The car has been fully checked over, serviced, including a new water pump, timing belt and 4 new Yokohama tyres. It’s all ready to be enjoyed by its lucky new owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1965 Ford F250 4×4 V8, Rare survivor, having spent 6 decades in Arizona. Simply stunning

1965 Ford F250 4×4 V8, Rare survivor, having spent 6 decades in Arizona. Simply stunning

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Heralded as the ‘Biggest Truck news in years’ the F-100 and F-250 offered many new features for’65. Featuring Ford’s new Twin-I-Beam independent suspension, new SAE standard parallel-rail frames, new bigger engines, progressive-type rear springs, rugged new transmissions, and extra corrosion protection for critical areas, all of which gave the new Ford truck range greater durability.

Three new engine options were offered, two V6 variants and a more powerful 352 cu.in V8, packing 208HP and 315 lbs-ft of torque at only 2400RPM. The later unit being the powerplant fitted to this truck along with the classic ‘4 in the floor’ manual gearshift.

Believed to be in the custody of one Arizona State family since its first registration in 1965. In 2009 the truck was mechanically recommissioned by the Grandson who then kept for a further 9 years. In 2018 it made its journey to its new UK owner and resided in the West Country for a further 4 years. During this time the owner carefully overhauled the cylinder head, carburettor, water pump, alternator, and brakes. All documentation pertaining to the scope of work is contained within the vehicle file.

Testimony to Ford’s marketing pre-launch info, the extra corrosion protection has certainly done its job in the case of this truck. It’s never been subjected to any welding or filler repairs and all the original panels are remarkably preserved with all factory spot welds evident, the underside still retains its factory stone guard and seam sealer. The faded, patinated paintwork and light surface rust really do add to its character and have been sympathetically sealed with Morris Ankor-Wax. Additionally, the tyres have been replaced in 2018 and a recent exhaust system fitted including Red Cherry Bombs providing a great soundtrack!

In summary, this is one very special Pick-up that’s largely original with every measure taken to ensure its body and mechanical integrity. Living 53 years of its life in a super-dry environment and carefully garaged since its time in the UK. It’s ready to be enjoyed by its next fortunate owner.