CCA June 2015 Classic Car Sale Sale Session
Sold for: £742
The MG F mid-engined roadster was first produced (by The Rover Group) in 1995. It boasted a lively K-series 16-valve engine. The original MG F's were regarded as fine handling and enjoyable little sports-cars. An interesting feature of the MG F was its Hydragas suspension, a system employing interconnected fluid and gas displacers which provided a surprisingly compliant ride but which could be tuned to provide excellent handling characteristics. This very nice 1997 Mk 1 1800cc example has covered only 84,000 miles from new, having had its head-gasket, water pump and timing belt all replaced by the vendor. **More photos to follow shortly**
Sold for: £3,445
A rare 1955 Morris Minor Series 2 803cc 2-door 'split-screen' saloon. This car has had a recent full restoration from top to bottom and inside and out. It retains many of its original features and comes with its original registration of 'NAS 481' In 1952, the Minor line was updated with an Austin-designed 803cc overhead valve A-series engine, replacing the original side-valve unit. This 60 year old classic has had a full bare metal re-spray and is in remarkable condition for its age. Whilst this work was being done all the windows were removed and brand new seals fitted. The driver and passenger side weather strips were replaced along with all door seals. All the chrome-work is said to be in beautiful condition with both the front and rear bumpers having been fully stripped and restored. The wheels also have been completely stripped and re-done with brand new chrome hub caps. The interior is described by the vendor as being in 'gorgeous' condition, benefitting from a brand new head-lining, new red carpets and restored front and rear door cards. All the seats are original and still in lovely condition. All the electrics are said to work as they should, including the semaphore indicators. The engine and engine bay are in fine condition. During the restoration the engine was removed and cleaned with the bay being re-sprayed. The engine has been mildly upgraded with a modern carb (but the original carb comes with the car if the new owner wishes to return it to standard). The vendor says the car drives really well.
Offered here is a '02 BMW 330 Ci featuring the 3.0 litre, 6-cylinder M54 engine. Delivered new by BMW Park Lane to its first owner, a good friend of our vendor, the car is finished in Steel Grey with a black leather interior. An options list totalling £4,970 included sports seats, Bi-Xenon headlamps, electric folding exterior mirrors, electric glass sunroof and a sequential sports gearbox (SSG). The original new vehicle invoice is included in the history file showing a total price of £32,000 in 2002 and details other options on the car. Upon purchase of this car by our vendor in 2006, when it had covered 9,863 miles, a new engine wiring loom was fitted by HR Owen of Holland Park. The service book is stamped 9 times initially by BMW Main dealer and then specialists thereafter documenting the mileage. Under our vendor's ownership, a new clutch was fitted at 28,323 miles, and most recently in February of this year the gearbox was serviced by TuneTech of Hemel Hempstead for which there is a bill in the history file. Freshly serviced on the 7th May and supplied with 2 spare sets of keys, sheepskin seat covers and a white instrument panel for the drivers dials, this low mileage example, now reading around 47,000 on the odometer, represents fantastic affordable BMW ownership.
A very rare Mini Cooper S built by Marcos in 1997. In the mid 1990's Marcos Cars of Wiltshire (famous for the Mini Marcos and the Marcos Mantis) had a contract with Checker Motors of Tokyo to build 100 special edition Mini Marcos Cooper S' for Japan. These special cars are rarely seen for sale in the UK or Europe. With only 11,500 miles from new, this example is said to be rust free and run well. The car has just been brought back by the vendor and is UK registered (01/03/15) with a V5 and MOT certificate. Jem Marsh of Marcos built the cars new as a replica Cooper S using a Richard Longman (a very famous Mini engine builder and racing driver) modified 1300cc BMC twin carburettor engine with a gas flowed inlet manifold, Kent 285 camshaft, a modified cylinder head with larger valves and chrome K&N filters and a performance exhaust system. Published performance figures for 0-60 mph are 8.2 seconds with 67 bhp at the wheels and with a top speed of 100mph +. Period details to look like a 1960's Mini Cooper S include a contrasting green / white paint scheme, four spoke revolution alloys, 60's chrome grille, period door mirrors, twin petrol tanks with Monza caps, 145 kph centrally mounted speedometer with rev counter, period seats, Moto-Lita steering wheel, exterior door hinges, period lamps, original style number-plate holder, Cooper S badging. The rear suspension has been modified, removing the usual Mini sub-frame and adding Hi-Lo adjustable coil over spring and damper unit.
Sold for: £10,070
A charming 1989 Mercedes 300 SL (R107) Convertible, that has been in the same family ownership for the last 13 years, supplied with a hardtop roof. This automatic car is showing 108,120 miles, has 16 stamps in the service book and benefits from a fresh MoT certificate with an expiry date of 08/05/2016.
A rare and discerning Daimler Eight (X308) LWB Auto with only 77,000 miles, 2 owners and a good history file. Coming in British Racing Green with piped Ivory White leather. It has the usual Daimler specification with classic wood extended trim including picnic tables, embossed head-rests, Super V8 wheels, factory Sat Nav. It also has the factory three rear seat option (as opposed to the two individual seats which were standard). A car you could go anywhere in, with quality and heritage in abundance. A modern classic to drive and enjoy.
Sold for: £10,388
This is the much sought-after SL55 AMG, stylish, sleek and competent. The fifth generation SL (R230) was in production between 2001 and 2008. It features a retractable hard-top (marketed as the Vario Roof) and with this example being an AMG, it has the bespoke and mighty 5.4L AMG Supercharged V8. This well cared for 2003 example is showing 118,000 miles and benefits from a comprehensive service history with 11 service stamps in the service book. This car was imported new into the Isle of Man and maintained by Mercedes-Benz of Stockport and Macclesfield upto 2010, it was then subsequently registered in the UK in 2011. Supplied freshly serviced in May 2015 this high specification car must be of consideration.
Sold for: £10,000
This truck went through a frame off restoration which started 8 years ago and took 4 years to complete, carried out by the previous owner. Photos detailing the restoration process are included in the sale. After the restoration this truck went into dry storage where it stayed until the current vendor purchased the vehicle. A waterproof Rhino lining is fitted to the bed of the truck. We are told that this F-100 Pick up truck drives very well. Viewing highly recommended.
Sold for: £7,208
The E24 was a worthy successor to the previous E9 3.0CS/i coupe. It was built between 1976 to early 1989 with fairly few body changes, perfection is difficult to improve on after all. The shark like nose of the E24 is still a thing of beauty even now, no BMW has ever been so distinctive. There has never been a true successor to the E24 six series, it has a huge presence even to this day. To add to the luxury towards the end of production BMW introduced the Highline interior option in mid 1987. The Highline interior includes hand-stitched nappa leather on the seats, door panels, center console, glove box, roof lining, sun visors, door pillars, upper door trim and dashboard.
Sold for: £5,406
This car received a body restoration at a cost of £5000 / 7220 euros in August 2014, a detailed invoice and photographic record on a USB stick are included in a large accompanying history file. Presented in Macao blu metallic with contrasting grey leather interior, this original UK supplied right hand drive 1991 M5 3.6 saloon is supplied with a fresh UK MoT certificate and a Nova number and is ready to be re-registered in the UK. Below is a copy of part of an email outlining work carried out by the body restorer, to the vendor dated 22nd August, 2014. (A copy of this letter in full is supplied in the history file). The objective of the work was to restore the paintwork of the car, replace all damaged trim and seals, remove corrosion from the fuel tank and the sun roof. The original quote for €7000.00 included the removal of the boot, bonnet, front wings, sun roof, doors, bumpers, body trim, rubber seals, light fittings, removing the door cards and glass. Preparation of the body shell, panels and bumpers for painting, priming with epoxy primer and painting with the original BMW paint codes. Protective sealing underneath the floor pan, wheel arches and fuel tank was also included. During the above process the bottoms of the doors, sills, lower sections of the quarter panels and sun roof were media blasted to remove corrosion prior to being treated with epoxy primer. The boot carpet has also been cleaned to remove a stain. All paint, primers, body shop miscellaneous items, blast materials, blasting and painting overheads, underseal etc was included in the original quote Additional work which became obvious as the work progressed included the following: Replacing the lower sections of the front wings due to corrosion behind the side skirtsRepairing corrosion damage to the passenger side floor areaRefurbishing wheel rims to eliminate corrosion (These were blasted, epoxy primed, corrosion marks filled and finally painted)Replacing corroded rear bumper damperRepairing corrosion damage to the inside and outside of the lower parts of both A pillarsClean all fuel and brake pipes and examine for corrosionReplacing one section of fuel pipingRemoving the original fuel tank due to corrosion / leaks and replacing it with a new fuel tank. The parts for the restoration, which include a variety of trim clips, bumper guards, body trims, door trims, door seal, sun roof seal, fender covers, mouldings, bumper damper, wheel decals, body decals, fuel tank, headlamp clips and door handle rubber seals. MOT DATE MILEAGE 08/08/1996 4532417/07/1997 5207526/06/1998 5770708/07/1999 6502823/06/2000 7056121/07/2001 7417823/07/2002 7914002/10/2003 8710224/09/2004 9122415/10/2005 9313804/11/2006 7672315/10/2007 9850621/11/2008 10014701/10/2009 10275002/12/2010 107023
Finished in Azzurro Acquamarina with Rosso interior. The body we are told is is in very good, sound condition. This car was imported in to this country from Sorrento, Italy last year where it spent many years dry stored in sunny climes. It was previously owned by the manager of a motor sport company and has been upgraded as an Abarth replica. The engine has been replaced with a Fiat 126 unit, the engine has been ported and is fuelled by a Delorto carburettor. An oil cooler and large sump has also been fitted. Other recent upgrades include TRW shock absorbers, Uprated springs, front brake disc conversion and Abarth style instruments. Supplied with a UK V5C registration certificate and a current MoT certificate which expires in May, 2016. This striking car is sure to be a head turner on sunny summer drives, viewing highly recommended.