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1993 Mercedes 220TE, long term ownership with impressive Mercedes service history.

1993 Mercedes 220TE, long term ownership with impressive Mercedes service history.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

A highly original car finished in Almandine Red (512U) with Grey cloth trim (068) with the following factory fitted options:

  • 412 Electric tilt and slide sunroof
  • 420 4 speed Automatic transmission 
  • 524 Paintwork preservation 
  • 547 Double roller-blind and illuminated sun visors 
  • 570 Front folding armrest 
  • 584 Electric windows – front and rear 
  • 593 Heat-insulating glass, all-around 
  • 722 Integrated baggage rack
  • 724 Cargo anchorage 
  • 844 Folding rear seat bench in loading compartment

Delivered new in October 1993 by Geyfords Mercedes Benz to its first owner who kept the car until late 1995, part exchanging the car with Geyfords. In January 1996 the car was sold to its second owner who opted for the 8-hole alloys as a dealer fitted extra. The car was kept for a further 25 years and fully maintained with Mercedes throughout this time as follows:

  • PDI – Geyfords, 19/10/93
  • 8069 miles, Geyfords Mercedes
  • 16100 miles, Geyfords Mercedes
  • 22965 miles, Geyfords Mercedes
  • 37633 miles, Geyfords Mercedes 
  • 39942 miles, Geyfords Mercedes
  • 41370 miles, Geyfords Mercedes
  • 43662 miles, Geyfords Mercedes
  • 46423 miles, Mercedes Tooting
  • 47989 miles, Mercedes Tooting
  • 50833 miles, Mercedes Tooting
  • 54653 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 64596 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 65936 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 66610 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 67965 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 68826 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 69627 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 70900 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 72782 miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 73527miles, Mercedes Chelsea
  • 73811 miles, Mercedes Chelsea

Further to the great care taken maintaining correctly, the car was always garaged and used sparingly, the underside is quite incredible for a UK car, corrosion free as you can see from the pictures we have taken. The MOT history further supports this.  

A full drivers handbook is present with the Mercedes extended warranty book issued in January 1996, fully stamped service book, sales brochure with technical specifications and all the original keys. 

The W124 was the last of the truly well-made E-Class variant built by Mercedes, the Engineers being in control prior to the ill-fated Chrysler merger when quality significantly declined. With values of good quality examples of its predecessor, the W123 rising to heady levels, a great example W124 is a sound choice for a solid future investment and still a great car to own and drive by modern day car standards. 

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2014 Auto Trail Apache 700 Highline. 6 berth and 6 travel seats. Ready for its next adventure

2014 Auto Trail Apache 700 Highline. 6 berth and 6 travel seats. Ready for its next adventure

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The current owner purchased the Motorhome in January 2020 and has only been used a handful of times, covering barely 2,000 miles. Additionally, a recent house move with less storage footprint has prompted a reluctant decision to let it go to a new home. It’s flawless in every way and has been taken great care of. There is a full-service history with the added benefit of the cambelt being replaced in January 2020. Powered by the desirable Fiat Ducato 2.3 Turbo diesel, 150bhp unit coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. 

Configuration as follows: 

Front cab section:

Comprising of 2 swivel seats, both with twin armrests, Air Conditioning, Cruise control, large Kenwood DAB system with incorporated Garmin Sat Nav, rear camera and Bluetooth, windscreen blackout blind. Over the cab is a double bed with access ladder and a large overhead vent with blackout blind and fly screen. 

Dinette area:

Featuring table and 4 seats all equipped with travel belts.

The area converts to a double bed. 

Kitchen area: 

Featuring Thetford cooker with  3 gas hob burners and 1 electric hot plate, Microwave oven, Sink with fixed drainer and chopping board, Dometic fridge/freezer.

Central washroom:

Featuring generous shower cubicle, fixed basin and Thetford cassette swivel-bowl toilet. 

A divider offers privacy in the rear lounge/bedroom.

Rear lounge area:

U-shaped with removable table, converts to a double bed. 

Audio speakers powered by cab stereo system. 

Additional Features: 

Remote central locking, activating the side step and external valet light 

Fresh and wastewater tanks

Black-out blinds and flyscreens

2 large skylights

Leisure battery supported by roof solar panel 

Truma gas/electric heating

Dometic 3 way fridge/freezer

Satellite dish

Wardrobe 

Tow bar with single electrics

Truma gas heater

Comprehensive alarm

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2000 Audi Cabriolet 2.8i Final Edition Manual, Audi UK owned for 20 years. A very special car

2000 Audi Cabriolet 2.8i Final Edition Manual, Audi UK owned for 20 years. A very special car

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This really is the ultimate Audi Cabriolet for the most discerning car collector.

A rather unique example, ordered and commissioned for Audi UK under the Audi Exclusive program. Finished in Brillant Yellow with Banana Yellow Leather interior, comprising of the seating, sports steering wheel and gearstick gaiter. 

Originally registered in March 2000 and used by Audi UK for a period of less than 6 months the car was then carefully dry stored in a dehumidified environment by Audi until 2020. Not one MOT advisory in 17 years. 

The specification consists of: Electric Hood, A/C, Cruise control, Front Sports seats, Sports steering wheel, Burr Walnut dash fascia, 17’ Audi 10 Spoke Exclusive Alloy wheels, Audi Delta Radio Cassette with boot mounted CD change. The Audi First Aid Kit still retains it cellophane wrapping.

In July 2020 the car was fully serviced with all fluids replenished, new timing belt, water pump and 4 new Pirelli P7 tyres. 

Everything about the car resembles a car that’s almost as good as new, with its mileage you could liken it to a car less than 2 years of age and as you could imagine drives flawlessly.  

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1990 Ford XR3 Cabriolet 1.4 LHD. One owner with only 3 years use. A total one-off example

1990 Ford XR3 Cabriolet 1.4 LHD. One owner with only 3 years use. A total one-off example

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1990 LHD Ford Escort XR3 Cabriolet 1.4CVH. 29,050 kms/18156 miles only – only 3 years of use in 32 years!

Finished in stunning Radiant Red with its original black vinyl cabriolet hood and grey hood cover. 

With only one owner, the car was bought new in Italy and kept specifically for use on the family’s annual summertime visit to their second home in the Southern Italian province of Isernia. For 28 years, the car was kept in Italy, always garaged safely and quite literally used for one month of every year during this time.

The holiday home was eventually sold in 2018 and the car was bought back to Berkshire, registered, and used sparingly, most of the mileage completed for its annual MOT check. 

The service booklet was unfortunately misplaced during the move but there is a signed declaration from the former owner authenticating the mileage and provenance.

  • 1.4 CVH engine model (75BHP) – only available in Europe for a short time, 5 speed gearbox
  • Engine bay is virtually spotless 
  • Totally corrosion free, Paintwork exceptional, retaining its depth of colour due to long term indoor dry storage.
  • Excellent interior, seat bolsters being firm & retaining their shape, carpets still retain their new ‘sheen’
  • Electric front windows, central locking, electric mirrors
  • Quality Alpine security release radio cassette with electric aerial – EU specification models didn’t have Ford audio fitted as standard 
  • Original electric hood in perfect condition, no perishing of rubber seals, hood cover present and in great condition
  • 14” Lattice alloy wheels – original finish and virtually unmarked, tyres are all minimum of 6.5mm tread depth 
  • Underside is in fantastic condition, never being subject to winter usage
  • All screws and brackets are free from any corrosion 
  • Lights all original and unmarked, original spotlights fitted 
  • Cambelt change and service conducted in January 2022 
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1995 Suzuki Super Carry Pick-up truck. Utter time-warp condition. Super low mileage.

1995 Suzuki Super Carry Pick-up truck. Utter time-warp condition. Super low mileage.

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Imported directly from Japan in September 2021 where it was previously used within a timber plant, hence its very low mileage and excellent rust-free condition. It’s been very well maintained and drives perfectly.

It’s the 660cc model and equipped with window rain deflectors, original Suzuki rubber floor mat and a decent quality rubber load liner.

NOVA certification confirming that all duties were paid in September and an advisory free MOT valid until 21st October 2023.

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1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 One family owner since 1993. Outstanding and original.

1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 One family owner since 1993. Outstanding and original.

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A delightfully original and unmolested phase 1.5 205 GTI 1.6 which has covered only 70,720 miles with comprehensive documentation to support the mileage. It has been in the custardy of one family in the last 28 years who purchased the car in April 1993 from the Wimbledon GTI Centre.

Supplied new to its first owner on the 19th March 1989 by the Peugeot agency, N.C.K Services in St. Leonards on Sea, West Sussex. Ordered in Alpine White with factory fitted Sliding Sunroof and dealer fitted wind deflector. 

Subsequently, the car was then sold by Cooper West BMW to its second owner in December 1990 who maintained the car until March 1992. The third owner purchased the car in July 1992 from the Lionheart Motor Company – the Peugeot agency based in Clapham, London.

Its long-term ownership commenced in April 1993 after being supplied by the Wimbledon GTI Centre who provided a two-year warranty with the car. The car was agency maintained until the expiry of the warranty and the last entry in the service book being 50,500 miles. After this the car was carefully maintained by the owner himself and always safely garaged. The car was in regular use until 2005 and 6 years later MOT’d but not subsequently used.

Testimony to how well the car was cared for, the underside is quite incredible, void of any corrosion and still maintaining its factory finish. The paintwork is factory original and in beautiful condition overall, the only panel that has received refreshment being the bonnet due to some light scuffs from storage.  

In the vehicle file there is the documentation confirming the above and additionally all the original MOT (Pre VOSA) certificates as follows:

  • 31/03/93 43,984 miles
  • 20/04/94 49,816 miles
  • 20/04/95 53,458 miles
  • 01/05/96 56,058 miles
  • 01/05/97 58,081 miles
  • 30/04/98 61,257 miles
  • 06/05/99 63,353 miles
  • 06/05/00 65,209 miles
  • 10/05/01 66,332 miles
  • 03/05/02 68,280 miles
  • 06/05/03 69,309 miles
  • 05/05/04 69,817 miles

The car has recently received the following sympathetic mechanical recommissioning, consisting of the following:

  • Replacement cambelt and water pump in February 2021.
  • Replacement of original fuel lines with exacting CNC shaped lines.
  • Replacement of rear exhaust silencer.
  • Replacement of all brake lines, linings, and flexible hoses.
  • Refurbishment of front brake callipers and rear brake drum assemblies.
  • Replacement clutch cable. 
  • Replacement injector seals and ultrasonic cleaning, one injector replaced.  
  • Compression checked and found to be 200 PSI across all cylinders. 
  • Replacement front top-mount bearings. 
  • Refurbishment of alloy wheels.
  • Four new Uniroyal tyres. 
  • Full service. 

Everything works as it should – even down to the factory sunroof vacuum seal!

We stress that the car isn’t a restored example as it’s been so well kept over time and not been necessary, it’s incredibly original and in lovely condition throughout. It always attracts admiring comments wherever you go and an absolute pleasure to own and drive. It would sit very nicely in a collection in our opinion. 

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1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 Only 2 former keepers and long-term ownership. Highly original and in impeccable condition.

1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 Only 2 former keepers and long-term ownership. Highly original and in impeccable condition.

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A delightfully original and unmolested phase 1.5 205 GTI 1.6 which has covered only 67,400 miles with comprehensive documentation to support the mileage. It has had only 3 owners in total throughout the last 32 years and has always been cherished.

Supplied new to its first owner on the 3rd August 1989 by the Peugeot agency, Clerkenleap Motors in Worcester, ordered in Cherry Red with Quartet seat fabric, factory options of Electric windows, Central locking and Sliding sunroof were specified. The original new car sales invoice is included within the history file.

The car was serviced no less than 15 times up until the owner part exchanged for a new Peugeot in January 1999.

Subsequently, the car was then sold by Regal Garage (Peugeot) in Bromsgrove to its 2nd owner who kept the car for over 16 years, used sparingly and maintaining well.

Due to ill-health the owner was unable to use and enjoy the car and it was kept safely garaged from 2007 until 2013 when the family considered selling the car. 

A further 2 years passed and after careful vetting an agreement was made to sell the car to its next owner.

The car was then subjected to some sympathetic mechanical recommissioning by the new owner, all of which ensuring the 205 drives as it was first intended, and it does exactly that. 

We stress that the car isn’t a restored example, it’s been so well kept over time and not been necessary, it’s incredibly original and in lovely condition throughout. It always attracts admiring comments wherever you go and an absolute pleasure to own and drive. It would sit very nicely in a collection in our opinion. 

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1951 Land Rover Series 1 80. Older restoration with some useful upgrades. Large history file.

1951 Land Rover Series 1 80. Older restoration with some useful upgrades. Large history file.

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Originally registered 28th August 1951 in Inverness to the North of Scotland Hydro Electricity Board. 

There is confirmation of this from the Highland Council Archive records with a copy of the original ledger. Additionally, there is a Heritage Certificate confirming it’s build-date and original colour in Blue. 

45 years later in 1996 and the car was bought as a project and fully rebuilt over the following 16 years. 

There are many invoices – 60 in total in the vehicle file including an itemised list of parts body parts that were galvanised as follows.: Bulkhead, Front bumper, Door and tailgate hinges, Seat brackets, Capping channels, Windscreen channel, Tailgate pig tail, Various hooks. 

All of which have stood the test of the last 22 years and the chassis and floors are in very good condition with no rust. Many other mechanical parts were rebuilt/replaced with invoices supporting such. 

The original engine was replaced with Land Rover’s venerable 2.5 Litre OHV unit which performs well and was sourced from a 1986 110, a new carburettor being installed too. 

The engine runs perfectly and pulls extremely well with no oil or coolant leaks.

Whilst not original It makes the vehicle very useable especially with the fitment of overdrive.

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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 636 A1P. Sought-after carburettor model in unbelievable condition. A collectors dream.

2002 Kawasaki Ninja 636 A1P. Sought-after carburettor model in unbelievable condition. A collectors dream.

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Kawasaki ZX636 A1P 2002, last of the classic and now sought-after carburettor fed Kawasaki super sport bikes. 8,502 miles only! In fantastic, unmolested condition.

Just the two owners from new, the first keeping for 5 years and 6,000 miles dry use only, the second for 14 years and occasional summer use covering an additional mileage of only 2,480miles. I really doubt that the bike has even seen rain, judging by its condition, the pictures speak for themselves. 

Despite its infrequent use, the oil was always changed every 500 miles along with frequent plug changes and the brake fluid changed every year. The carburettors were rebuilt and fully balanced. After 2016, due to work commitments, the bike was kept carefully indoors in a warm environment, started and moved frequently.

Some tasteful modifications made during its tenure with the second owner, as follows: 

  • Micron carbon fibre exhaust silencer and connecting pipe
  • BF Goodridge braded brake hoses
  • Rear undertray
  • Rear wheel hugger
  • Tail tidy
  • Tinted visor
  • Set of crash bobbins
  • Black anodised clutch & brake levers.
  • LED Indicators 
  • K&N style air filter 

Standard components – Silencer, indicators, visor and clutch/break handles are included with the bike and in excellent condition, should you wish to easily return to original & standard specification. The owner’s handbook and service booklet/history are complete with the bike along with 2 sets of original keys.

The bike has just been fully checked over including new Pirelli tyres, service, replacement Yuassa battery and an advisory free MOT. Please note that care will need to be taken to run the new tyres in 

It’s ready to be enjoyed again for the summer months or kept in a bike collection.

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1995 Fiat Cinquecento. Totally original with only one owner since 1995. Very special car.

1995 Fiat Cinquecento. Totally original with only one owner since 1995. Very special car.

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A delightfully original and unmolested Fiat Cinquecento which has covered only 22,970 miles with documentation to support the mileage. It has been in the custardy of one lady owner for over 26 years. It was purchased from Fish Brother’s Fiat (Swindon) in June 1995 after being pre-registered by the dealer for 5 months. It still sports its original coat of factory paint too. 

It’s quite a time-warp and ideal for a car collector or young driver, looking for something very retro cool, quite possibly the best example on sale currently. 

It has undergone some mechanical recommissioning, making sure that the car is completely up together as follows:

  • Mobil 1 10-40 oil and Bosch oil filter
  • New Rocker cover gasket 
  • New Thermostat 
  • New Water pump
  • New Heater matrix
  • Coolant and anti-freeze replaced
  • New front shock absorbers 
  • New front shock absorber top mounts 
  • New front coil springs
  • New front discs and pads 
  • New rear tailgate struts 
  • New tyres