Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000
+ buyers premium of 13.2% (including VAT at 20%)
Original grey leather and carpets protected by later over rugs. Original headlining, boot mat and original varnish on the burr walnut veneered dashboard.
Very smooth, quiet and responsive. Keeps a low temperature and has good oil pressure. Initial oil and filter change followed by final oil change using ZDDP fortified classic 20W50 oil. Replace spark plugs (Champion N12YC). Clean points and adjust to 20 thou and 34 degrees dwell angle and statically tune ignition timing to 2 deg. BTDC. Service carburettors replacing brass floats and jet diaphragms. Balance and tune. Flush out entire cooling system including heater matrix. Replace heater hoses and install fresh blue antifreeze. Service twin fuel pump points.
Excellent gear change quality and responsive kickdown. Change transmission fluid (Dexron 11) Check band and line control pressures. No adjustments required. Grease propellor shaft joints.
Change rear axle oil (Ep90). Overhaul entire brake hydraulics. Remove master cylinders overhaul and reseal. Hone out and reseal all 6 - wheel cylinders. Replace brake pipes as required and all 5 flexible brake hoses. Paraffin clean and thoroughly dry front wheel bearings and re pack with fresh LM grease. Set hub end float. Replace outer track rod end gaiters and adjust toe in to as close to 0.06 in. as possible. Grease all steering joints using molybdenum disulphide grease. Top up steering transfer box (EP90). Check and top up shock dampers as necessary (Dexron 11). Handles, steers and rides superbly on the correct Rolls Royce recommended Avon Turbospeed cross ply tyres.
Rear electric windows not operating.
Supplied new to Bestmore Tool & Edge Co. Ltd., Hednesford " For the use of Mrs M Best", and then to J. Wharton, Shipping Limited, Lincs. Acquired by London Stockbroker Paul Fellerman Esq. in 1995 before being purchased by the last owner in 2002. There is a selection of old MOTs and service bills. Recent major recommission.
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