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1964 Aston Martin DB5, beautifully presented in its original California Sage. Coming soon

1964 Aston Martin DB5, beautifully presented in its original California Sage. Coming soon

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The DB5 is a car that needs very little introduction and is probably the most famous and recognised car world-wide.

Making its debut in 1963, replacing the DB4 and powered by the enlarged straight-six 4 litre engine adopted from the DB4 Vantage. Significant enhancements over its predecessor included the introduction of a full synchromesh ZF 5 speed gearbox, adoption of the Girling disc brakes used on the DB4GT, along with 15” wheels. Many other improvements were incorporated including electric windows and twin hydraulic brake servos.

Delivered new to Brooklands of Bond Street in September 1964 and registered on plate CT1 to its first owner on 20th October.

It is understood that the Aston was then sold to its second owner within its first year and subsequently shipped to their Cape Town residence where it was kept for a further 25 years before being bought back to the UK in 1990. The owner having retired from driving, being in her early 90’s.

We acquired the car in 2007 from its former UK owner who had kept the car in fine fettle. In 2008, we conducted a sympathetic recommission, testimony to the car being so well cared for and largely used in dry conditions over the course of its life.

The California Sage paintwork is sublime, complimented by Suede Connolly leather which replaced the original black trim during the recommissioning. In our eyes it’s a more pleasing combination and the pictures fully support this.

It retains its original 4 litre engine in rude health, quite rare to see with many having been modified to Vantage specification.  Another point to make, being the absence of wing or door mirrors, sometimes fitted and in our view cluttering the lines of one of the most beautiful cars made.

We will happily discuss further details with any interested parties

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2000 Range Rover 4.6 Vogue SE, long term ownership with an impressive 42,090 miles from new.

2000 Range Rover 4.6 Vogue SE, long term ownership with an impressive 42,090 miles from new.

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In September 1994, Land Rover launched its second-generation Range Rover, succeeding the original model after a production run of 24 years. 

Project Pegasus or P38A as it was known in the early stages of design was named after the office building, housing the development team at Solihull – ‘P38A’ The development program commenced in 1988 with a budget of £300 million being set two years later. Three new engines were offered from launch, two V8 petrol units, a 4.0 and 4.6 which were both Rover derived, and a 2.5 Diesel supplied by BMW.

V767EGK was supplied new by Park Lane Land Rover in February 2000 to its first owner, finished in Java Black with Lightstone Leather and contrasting piping, options included a half wood/leather steering wheel, rubber over mats and a Tracker device, the total invoice value amounting to £53,341.91

It was kept by the first owner for over 18 years, covering a modest 38,500 miles, during which time, routinely maintained by Land Rover and an entrusted local Garage in Chelsea, there is a vast history file to support all aspects of servicing and maintenance. It is worth noting that during this time, the car was not used off road, leading a somewhat sheltered life, garaged in London.

Since 2018, the car has had a further 2 owners, both of which have continued to maintain the car diligently, a service has just been conducted along with four new Avon tyres and the alloy’s refreshed.

The car is in exceptionally good condition with an interior that belies its age, its ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1977 Toyota FJ40. One owner for 43 years, original factory invoice. Possibly the best example available

1977 Toyota FJ40. One owner for 43 years, original factory invoice. Possibly the best example available

Key Facts

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

A simply stunning example of Toyota’s iconic FJ40 Land Cruiser Hard Top featuring the venerable 2F 6-cylinder 4.2 engine and the highly sought-after addition of power steering. The Factory invoice is included in the file, confirming the original matching numbers status, addressed to its original owner who kept the FJ for 43 years. The FJ has spent its entire life garaged in Indonesia.

In 2020 a full nut and bolt restoration was undertaken by a well-seasoned Land Cruiser restorer and a complete body-off, no stone unturned rebuild which has been conducted to an exceptionally high standard. The same can be said for all mechanical elements and running gear. Thousands of man hours being spent in the process ensuring it being correct in every way. Finished in resplendent Nebula Green – its original colour from new.

The interior is sublime, refinished in Tan Nappa with custom door cards, drinks holder and a Marshall Bluetooth speaker, both subtly neat and convenient modifications.

Overall, we are very confident this FJ will stand up to the highest level of scrutiny and would make a wonderful addition to any serious car collection.

All import taxes have been paid and we are in the process of UK registering. Whilst being MOT exempt, an MOT will be conducted for complete peace of mind.

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1980 Toyota FJ40. Exceptionally well-presented, matching numbers & factory invoice.

1980 Toyota FJ40. Exceptionally well-presented, matching numbers & factory invoice.

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VEHICLE OVERVIEW

An exceptionally well-presented example of Toyota’s iconic FJ40 Land Cruiser Hard Top featuring the venerable 2F 6-cylinder 4.2 engine. Additional features include highly sought-after A/C and power steering. Being a post ’79 model, it features an underside fuel tank, updated steering wheel and floor mounted handbrake. The Factory invoice is included in the file, confirming the original matching numbers status. The car has spent its entire life in Indonesia in the custardy of 4 owners and the mileage of 161.119 KMS is believed to be authentic.

In 2015 a full nut and bolt restoration was undertaken by a well-seasoned Land Cruiser restorer. During the restoration, the colour was changed from Dark Brown to Dune Beige and was subject to a body-off complete bare metal respray with all panels and glass removed accordingly.  

Additionally, the following mechanical tasks were conducted.

  • Cylinder head stripped and rebuilt, including valve seals and new gaskets
  • Carburettor stripped and rebuilt
  • Transmission and 4×4 system stripped, inspected, and rebuilt
  • Chassis completely stripped, epoxy primed and repainted with chassis coach paint
  • Shock absorbers and all steering dampers replaced, upgraded front disc brakes fitted
  • Original leaf springs stripped, treated, and rebuilt
  • New Steel OEM 16” wheels, including OEM Chrome hubcaps and Maxxis 31.5” All-terrain tyres
  • WARN locking front hubs fitted
  • Wiring harness replaced
  • A/C installed

The interior is a great place to be as you can see from the pictures, the seat facings are largely original with small sections having been refurbished, the door cards being rare NOS items and the headlining has been replaced with an OEM perforated panel.

All import taxes have been paid and we are in the process of UK registering. Whilst being MOT exempt, an MOT will be conducted for complete peace of mind.

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1974 Capri MK11 3.0 Ghia Manual, a remarkably original example with one owner for 43 years & 17,981 miles

1974 Capri MK11 3.0 Ghia Manual, a remarkably original example with one owner for 43 years & 17,981 miles

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The Capri MK11 made its UK debut in February 1974, succeeding the MK1 after a production run of 5 years. The 3 litre models were sold from launch in both GT and Ghia guise. Ford bought Ghia Design Studio in 1970 and both the MK11 Capri and MK1 Granada were subsequently the first UK models to offer the Ghia designation. The early Capri Ghia models featured Manual transmission with a cost option of Automatic.  

The early cars featured a single steering column stalk switch, operating the indicators, main beam and horn functions, the wiper and light controls being mounted on the dashboard. Door mirrors were absent until later in 1975 along with the front wing mounted Ghia emblems.  A trained eye will also notice the dual colour Ronal 8 spoke alloys, later cars featuring silver wheels to save production costs.

WFK472N was delivered new on 16th September 1974 by Bristol Street Motors, Worcestershire to its first owner. Finished in Stardust metallic with Cloud Grey Rialto interior with the addition of dealer fitted wing mirrors. We understand that the car was quite an indulgence and the first new car that the owner had bought. Just over three years later, due to ill health, the Capri was sold to its second owner, a friend and neighbour in the village who had admired the car from the day it was delivered. A receipt for the sale dated 17th November 1977 has been safely kept with the vehicle documentation.  The mileage at this time, being less than 5,000 miles, shortly following its first MOT dated 26th September at 4,555 miles.

During the four years that followed a modest 13,322 miles was added, supported by all annual MOT certificates, the last being conducted at 17,877 miles by Bristol Street Motors, dated 27th October 1980. A subsequent change in personal circumstances and the addition of a more practical car consigning the Capri to the start of its long-term slumber. It was carefully garaged, and the last tax disc was purchased 6th March 1981.

For the 21 years that followed, the Capri was safely stored and cared for by the owner’s local garage, ensuring it was started and moved frequently, despite not being driven on the road. In 2002 a move to Devon left the owner with a dilemma, he had known the local garage for 3 decades during which time had taken such great care of the Capri. A decision was made to store the Capri with the garage in Worcestershire, where it continued to be looked after and stored safely.

In 2019, after the garage owner’s retirement the Capri was transported to Devon and delivered to Central Garage in Brixham. A relationship of trust had been built over time and the owner had purchased various cars from the garage during his time in Devon. They were tasked to recommission the Capri, to be enjoyed again after such a long time in slumber. In February 2020 the car was completed and an invoice outlining the scope of work sits in the vehicle file.

WFK472N now resides with us and is ready to embark on its next chapter. Finding another early MK11 Capri as original, with such low mileage and in this condition would be an impossible task. It’s hard to imagine that you are looking at a car that is almost half a century old. We stress that every panel is original and free from corrosion, as is the underside with no weld repairs and in remarkable condition. The car would sit perfectly in any serious car collection. More pictures are available upon request.

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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.

Key Facts

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

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.

Key Facts

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.

Key Facts

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

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.