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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.

Key Facts

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

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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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

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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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

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
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1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Automatic. Especially consigned by SVE for Henry Ford II. Unique car

1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Automatic. Especially consigned by SVE for Henry Ford II. Unique car

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CAPRI STORY

In December 1981, this unique Capri was delivered to Dagenham after being identified as a special vehicle and given A1 treatment on the production line at Cologne – this included extra layers of paint (Graphite Grey/Strato Silver) and the strictest QC checks – above a regular production vehicle.

From Dagenham the car was personally driven by Paul Harrison – Former Executive Director of Europe Communications and Public Affairs and delivered to Rod Mansfield – Former head of SVE at Dunton Engineering Centre – who took charge of the further modifications to the car.

The modifications consisted of SVE adapting and installing a C3 Automatic transmission, a leather interior with matching grey vinyl door cards and a specially widened driver’s seat were commissioned and fitted by the Ford Design department. After the conversion, the car was delivered to Turville Grange in Buckinghamshire, the Ford’s country residence.

The car was kept with the Ford’s until 1983 and returned to Dunton and subsequently sold to Ron Mellor – Head of Ford Product Development. Paul Harrison recalls the conversation preceding the transaction, the car being requested by Ron for his wife to use.

In 1986, Ron Mellor advertised the car on the Dunton staff notice board and it was sold to Alan Jarman – Former Head of Design. Alan kept the car until 1994 and it is reputed that he used the car for his weekly commute from Torquay to Dunton. In April 1993, the car was featured in the Capri Club International Magazine. The original V5 is present in the vehicle file confirming the ownership pertaining to Alan Jarman.

Over the last 27 years the car has been in the custardy of 4 collectors and covered less than 6,000 miles. It is understood that a partial restoration was conducted during 2008 – 2010.

During December 2020 and February 2021, the car has been recommissioned both mechanically and cosmetically.

In November 2020, the car was documented in Steve Saxty’s book, Secret Fords and in March 2021 (May edition) featured in Classic Cars Magazine – the writer stating that the car had been subjected to the ‘most sympathetic restoration’ he had ever seen.

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1997 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar, Rev4 Sonic Shadow edition. Lovely low mileage example.

1997 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar, Rev4 Sonic Shadow edition. Lovely low mileage example.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

First registered in September 1997 and supplied by St. Peterport Garages in Guernsey where it spent 20 years on the Island. In 2017 it was imported to the UK and enjoyed by 2 enthusiasts. 

It’s the limited edition, Sonic Shadow model with the highlighted Black roof section and contrasting mirrors and side mouldings. 

There is service history and documentation confirming 2 cambelt changes, the last being at 43,657 miles by Toyota.  The mileage is now 46,704 miles and the MOT valid until 26th July 2022. It has recently been serviced with the plugs changed and auxiliary belt replaced.

The T-bar seals are in perfect condition with no leaks and the covers and bags are complete with the car. Original toolkit, 2 keys with remote key fobs and full Toyota driver’s wallet are all complete.

The car is in very good condition overall and delightful to drive. 

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1984 Volkswagen Polo C Formel E. One owner for over 35 years. Exceptional and now very rare.

1984 Volkswagen Polo C Formel E. One owner for over 35 years. Exceptional and now very rare.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

A delightful and highly original example of VW’s Polo Mk2 ‘Breadvan’ with the rare option of Formel E.

This model is a very rare early 1985 model year 1.3 Formel E variant, Volkswagen replaced the previously fitted 1043cc engine with the more powerful 1272cc unit for the 1985 model year cars.

Formel E models were fitted with modified carburettors, camshaft, pistons and featured electronic ignition. The overdrive (4th gear) ensured quieter, more economical driving with reduced engine wear.

Sold new in May 1984 by Whitehouse VW in Bexleyheath, finished in Polar Silver with an optional factory sliding sunroof. The original sales brochure is included in the vehicle file. The car was used sparingly and always garaged, maintained as necessary by Whitehouse with over 20 service visits documented in the service book.

After the original owner passed away the car was kept with the same family, safely garaged until early 2020. 

We have sympathetically recommissioned the car mechanically ensuring she is 100% healthy to be enjoyed by its next fortunate owner.

Without doubt, an example for any die-hard VW collector, the pictures paint a thousand words!

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1988 Mk1 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar. Highly original example with a time-warp interior

1988 Mk1 Toyota MR2 GT T-Bar. Highly original example with a time-warp interior

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

Finished in Super White (040) with Dark Blue velour interior and supplied new in April 1988.

The car has covered 90,210 and whilst the earlier service history had long ago been misplaced, there is comprehensive documentation relating to the last 6 years of maintenance which includes cambelt, brake calliper replacement, exhaust, front shock absorber and various (Genuine Toyota) suspension and steering bushes work with a recent service.

The wheels are quite exceptional, having been professionally refurbished in the correct finish and the tyres are all recent with approximately 7mm tread depth.

In the last 13 years the car has been in the custardy of 2 owners and prior to this, 5 former keepers in 20 years. 

The car drives ever so well and is a lot of fun to drive, the exterior whilst not concours is very good overall and always turns heads. The interior is exceptionally nice, and pretty much time-warp.  All the glass is original and is security etched along with the lights and T-top glass. The original Toyota tool kit is present along with original blue sunshades and T-top glass storage bags. All the T-top rubber seals are in great shape with no perishing or tears. There are matching blue carpet over mats fitted too.

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1994 Ford Mondeo Mk1 1.8LX Hatchback. Complete Ford history from new. Very rare in this condition.

1994 Ford Mondeo Mk1 1.8LX Hatchback. Complete Ford history from new. Very rare in this condition.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

A simply wonderful Mondeo Mk1 1.8LX Hatchback delivered new in October 1994 by Lex English Ford of Poole, Dorset. 

Bought as a retirement present, sparingly used, and always garaged for the following 27 years. With no less than 25 service visits to the local Ford agency, its average service interval mileage being only 1731 miles. The mileage now sits at 43,980 miles.

Please see below the service history – all Ford Agency.

  • 30/12/94 641 miles
  • 11/10/95 2705 miles
  • 26/09/96 5264 miles 
  • 24/09/97 7974 miles
  • 08/09/98 10056 miles
  • 04/10/99 12975 miles
  • 19/09/00 16040 miles
  • 04/10/01 18265 miles
  • 03/10/02 20198 miles
  • 25/09/03 21718 miles
  • 30/09/04 23444 miles
  • 28/09/05 25367 miles
  • 20/09/06 27262 miles
  • 25/09/07 29307 miles
  • 19/09/08 31022 miles
  • 15/09/09 32647 miles
  • 21/09/10 34384 miles
  • 21/09/11 35988 miles
  • 11/09/12 37004 miles
  • 16/09/14 39107 miles
  • 22/09/15 40030 miles
  • 15/09/16 40887 miles
  • 19/09/17 41709 miles
  • 18/09/18 42558 miles
  • 12/09/19 43294 miles

If you would like to be the next owner of this wonderful time-warp example, please feel free to get in touch.

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1986 Mercedes 190E 2.0 Manual. One family owner and cherished from day one.

1986 Mercedes 190E 2.0 Manual. One family owner and cherished from day one.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

A highly original, unmolested, and honest Mercedes 190E Manual which has covered 89030 miles with comprehensive documentation to support the mileage. It has been with the same family for 35 years, garaged and very well cared for.

It was originally ordered through INTERCAR Tax Free Cars in Brunssum, Netherlands who at the time were widely renowned for supplying cars to British Forces personnel. The original bill of sale (in Deutschmarks) is complete in the vehicle file, dated 26th June, 1986. Additionally, the driver’s manual and book pack along with two original keys are present.

The specification consists of the following:

Exterior Colour: Diamond Blue Metallic (355U)

Interior Colour: Royal Blue Leather (272)

  • 286 Luggage Nets on Driver Rests L &R
  • 410 Sliding Roof, Electrically Operated
  • 428 Manual 5 Speed Transmission
  • 467 Central Locking Mechanism 
  • 532 Automatic Antenna without Radio Set (Blaupunkt Vancouver fitted from new)
  • 532 BEHR Air Conditioning & Electric front Windows
  • 593 Heat – Insulating Glass
  • 600 Headlamp Wiper/Washers
  • 613 Headlamp Left-Hand Traffic
  • 640 15-Hole Light Alloy Rims
  • 812 Rear-Mounted Loudspeakers 

 

It’s a very presentable and highly original car that’s a delight to drive. 

The colour is particularly attractive, timeless and classic, commanding many admiring comments. A reliable and comfortable car that will make an ideal starter classic, straight forward to maintain and reasonable to insure with a low mileage classic car policy. 

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1984 Mercedes W126 500SEL. Ex NEC Motorshow display car. Requiring sympathetic restoration. Great project

1984 Mercedes W126 500SEL. Ex NEC Motorshow display car. Requiring sympathetic restoration. Great project

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

Debuting way back in 1979 at the Frankfurt Motorshow, the Merc W126 took the motoring world by storm, winning numerous awards internationally, and even that famous accolade ‘the best car in the world’.

In September 1984, Stuttgart built this 500 SEL, it was destined to be chauffeur driven exclusively for Mercedes Benz UK’s Managing Director – Hans Teuscher.

Being an ultimate specification car, it was initially earmarked to represent the brands flagship car at the NEC Motorshow in October of the same year.

The specification consists as follows:

224: Front and rear single seats, left and right, electrically adjustable, front seats with memory control, electric headrest adjustment & ruffled pockets

226: Footrests in the rear

227: Ashtray, cigar lighter and rear, L and R

240: Outside temperature indicator

251: Becker Mexico cassette, full stereo, electronic

256: Rear axle with limited-slip differential

307: Refrigerator/coolant compartment in trunk

406: Single seat with orthopaedic front seat backrest, left and right

410: Sliding roof, electrically operated

430: Headrest in the rear, left and right

440: Tempomat (cruise control)

461: Instrument with miles ind and English legend

470: Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

507: Outside rear view mirror, left and right, heated (Electrically adjustable on the right)

531: Automatic antenna

543: Sun visor with vanity mirror, illuminated, left and right

580: Air conditioner

592: Heat-insulating glass, All-around, heated rear window-pane, band filter

603: Headlamp wiper unit and oil for rear axle with limited-slip differential, in canisters and containers 

615: Lamp unit, asymmetrical L.H traffic, and front and rear door courtesy lamps

640: 15-hole light alloy rims

731: Wood trim, burred walnut root

872: Seat heater for left and right rear seats 

873: Seat heater for left and right front seats

877: Reading lamp in the rear 


A fellow exhibitor in the same exhibition hall spotted the car and after some arm twisting a deal was struck and the car was delivered by his local Mercedes dealer – Hughes of Beaconsfield on December 3rd.

The car was used frequently until the owner took delivery of an early R129 SL300 in late 1989. The SL won him over and the S Class was then scarcely used but parked safely in his garage at his residence in Poole, Dorset.

Fast forward another 11 years and the car was driven to his son’s residence near Maidenhead, Berkshire – the plan being to sell the car. The car was subsequently parked up – mostly outside until 2020. For the last year, the car has been kept safely inside after a thorough clean-up.

The mileage at 36,086 miles is correct and authentic, a one owner car and retaining its original factory paintwork.

The car will now need restoring and should you be interested to know more, please contact us for further details.