CCA June 2016 Classic Car Sale Sale Session
Sold for: £4,070
A very rare TWR XJS.. Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) were a firm of motorsport engineers founded in 1976, in Kidlington, near Oxford, by Scottish entrepreneur and racer Tom Walkinshaw. The company initially handled privateer work, before being persuaded to look after the works Touring Cars for manufacturers such as Mazda and Rover. However, TWR became most closely associated with Jaguar, a relationship which started in 1982 with the successful entry of the Jaguar XJ-S into the European Touring Car Championship, chalking up a number of wins that year. The relationship continued and by 1988, TWR-Jaguar had taken its first Le Mans victory in a V12-powered XJR-9 and this was closely followed by a further Le Mans win in 1990. This particular car comes from a private collection and was last on the road in 2014. In addition to the TWR bodykit as fitted, we have no knowledge about whether there were any performance enhancing modifications to the engine and suspension. The MoT ran out in December 2014 and, at the time, had no advisories. With 69,000 miles indicated this XJS has plenty of life to give and presents well in White with a lovely blue leather interior with a little patina. At this level, the car could represent extremely good value for money and would be a welcome addition to any collection.
Sold for: £3,300
A well presented Vitesse with overdrive...The Triumph Vitesse was introduced on 25th May 1962, resurrecting a name previously used by the Triumph Motor Company in the thirties, and was an in-line 6-cylinder performance version of the Triumph Herald small saloon. The Herald had been introduced on 22nd April 1959 and was an attractive two-door light car styled by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. Within two years Triumph began to entertain thoughts about a small sporting saloon based on the Herald and, ideally, using stocks of their existing 6-cylinder engine. Michelotti was again approached for styling input, and he penned a delightfully balanced small car that utilised nearly all the body panels from the Herald, combined with a new front end with a slanted 4-headlamp design. GGF 297C was born on the 13th of August 1965 and is powered by 1.6 litre, six-cylinder engine coupled to a manual gearbox with overdrive. Finished in 'Fire Engine' Red with a black soft-top, the car is described as being in good clean condition and driving well. We understand it was restored between ten and fifteen years ago and is described as being 'in good usable condition'. Supplied with a current MoT certificate valid until February 2017. The Herald and the Vitesse are now back in fashion, particularly the convertibles and this pretty car ticks all the boxes.
Sold for: £3,300
59,000 miles with full main dealer service history.
Sold for: £18,700
A very special Escort RS Turbo. This April 1985, Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1 has enjoyed a glittering career in the past having been successful in multiple Concours, exhibited at countless shows, taken part in the launch of Ford Heritage and the RS Focus, being featured in a number of Motoring Magazines and generally being 'Star of the Show' wherever it went. However, about seven years ago the decision was taken to deal with one or two cosmetic issues and, one thing led to another, and effectively the car ended up being fully restored. The owner was particularly keen on 'Preservation' rather than 'Restoration' and parts were not simply replaced for the sake of it, the emphasis being on presenting the car looking fabulous but as original as possible. New/old Ford parts were used throughout and those difficult to find items like the complete Ford exhaust, Motorcraft battery, and HT leads were hunted down. The 'rare as hen's teeth' dealer livery items like the Number Plates, dealer graphics and PDI stickers etc were all gradually sourced and reinstated in the correct place. The car is still mounted on its original wheels wearing their original fitment Michelin MXV tyres and music is provided by its original Ford radio. There is no space here to discuss the amazing condition of this RS and it's easier just to look at the photographs. Owned by the vendor for 5 years, the odometer is currently reading 105,935 miles and the car is accompanied by an MoT valid until April 2017, its history binder containing its service history, old MoTs, invoices, details of the restoration and a copy of 'What Car' featuring B111 EEW. Fast Fords of this era are currently very topical, and this super example represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a well-known and highly regarded Series 1 RS Turbo.
Sold for: £15,223
An Azure Blue, 4.0 litre Tuscan Speed Six.This handsome Speed Six TVR is indicating 38,000 miles and was recommissioned a couple of years ago after 10 years in storage. At that time, the engine and gearbox were rebuilt and a new clutch fitted. These 4.0litre cars are seriously quick with 0-60 in 3.7 secs and 0-100mph in just over 8 seconds, definitely focussing. In reality, these Tuscans are 'pussycats' but they do look a bit 'mean and malevolent' and can bring out the 'bad boy' in most of us.Guided very sensibly, this particular car presents very well and we believe offers great value for money. It has just been serviced and the Lambda sensors replaced, will be offered with a fresh MoT, and will be on the button ready to drive away.
Sold for: £5,500
Finished in the most sophisticated colour combination of Dolphin Grey metallic with Ivory/champagne leather interior. The E24 was a worthy successor to the previous E9 3.0 CSi coupé. It was built between 1976 and early 1989 with the inevitable mechanical development but no major external changes. The distinctive 'shark nose' of the E24 is still a thing of beauty even now, and no BMW has ever been so distinctive or so elegant, a balance that the following 8-Series and later 6-Series failed to attain. Towards the end of production, the emphasis changed to luxury with the introduction of the 'Highline' interior option from mid-1987, and this included hand-stitched Nappa leather on the seats, door panels, centre console, glove box, roof lining, sun visors, door pillars, upper door trim and dashboard. This high specification car is supplied with a large history file which includes 20 previous MoT certificates, invoices and receipts for around £3,000 spent since April 2013 by the current owner, original BMW service booklet showing 20 stamps, pre-delivery, running in, BMW Oil Service, BMW Inspection and BMW Annual Check. Supplied initially by Rydale Birmingham, it was first registered in August 1988, has been enjoyed by 5 lucky owners and is currently reading 129,688 miles. These cars are so complete in the way they look, handle and go and when properly set up and maintained are an absolute delight to drive. Have a good look at this delightful example.
Sold for: £6,050
First registered on 21st September 1968 and imported from Pesaro, Italy in 2015, where it had recently undergone a full restoration, this left-hand drive Fiat 500F is finished in creamy White with a very smart red interior. Benefitting from a newly fitted folding sunroof, the correct hubcaps, and original emblems, this Torino 'tiddler' has also had an engine overhaul and starts and runs extremely well. The vendor describes every aspect of the car as "good but mainly very good to excellent". This vehicle is offered with a NOVA certificate.
Sold for: £10,340
A truly timeless BMW 840Ci...This extremely well presented BMW 840 was supplied new by Vines of Redhill and has only had one owner from new. It has covered a mere 78,000 miles which, over 21 years, is relatively low and it does benefit from a very comprehensive service history right up until the time it was put into storage.Superbly presented in Bright Red (Hellrot) with a complementing sumptuous Dark Grey leather interior it's clear to see that its one and only owner has looked after this car and cherished it throughout its life.Having been in storage, it will be sold through the auction with a fresh MoT, washed, polished and ready to enjoy. These big, 286bhp, 8-series coupés are hugely capable with continent-covering ability, and are just turning the corner in terms of collectability. This one-owner car, in superb condition, makes a lot of sense at this guide price.
A well presented and exclusive Rolls-Royce showing 89,024 miles. Finished in Acrylic Silver Sand with Chocolate piped Magnolia leather and lambs wool over rugs. Owned by our vendor for some seven years, this distinguished Rolls-Royce appears to have been well cared for by its recent owners and this is supported by its service history with a number of stamps in the book. It was last serviced at 80,797 miles but this was some years ago, and although the car will arrive at our sale with a fresh MoT, a new owner may wish to consider some of the service items. The car looks superb and the engine bay is a delight, probably helped by the fact that this cosseted Silver Spur is garaged from October until April. This car will retain its personalised registration number.
A classic Mercedes coupé profile - the best-looking model of this era Just 4 previous owners and in great condition.
Sold for: £1,760
From a deceased estate and offered with no reserve...This 1990, 5.7-litre, left-hand drive example of an American light-commercial, is reading 136,510 miles and is offered with an MoT certificate valid until April 2017. There is no V5C present with the car and the successful bidder would, therefore, have to apply for a new one. Although the MoT certificate was issued, there were a number of advisories, however, they were mostly areas of light corrosion and weeping seals etc and we don't think it would take much to bring this very useful truck up to scratch.
1 registered keeper and just 27,900 miles. Dating from 1992, this gleaming Black, Mazda RX7 Turbo 2 Convertible is supplied with its original book pack with service and hand books. The service record displays Mazda main dealer service stamps at: PDI, 900 miles, 7,677 miles, 22,127 miles and 23,355 miles. Described as being in nice condition inside and out, and supplied with a new MoT certificate until February 2017. These later RX7 Turbos are very quick cars with a distinctive engine note and the whole experience is enhanced with the top down.