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CCA March 2016 Classic Car Sale Sale Session

CCA March 2016 Classic Car Sale Sale Session

Lot No. 201 - 1982 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Sold for: £17,050

A rare 'Hot Hatch' showing 70,644 miles. The Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus was one of the most exciting hot hatchbacks to emerge from the 1970s. Chrysler originally commissioned Lotus Engineering to produce an effective entrant for international Group 4 rallying to compete with the dominant Ford Escort RSs and this required that Talbot produced an appropriate road car for homologation reasons. Lotus took a 1.6GLS shell, installed a 2.2-litre version of the Lotus 16-valve four-cylinder engine and a five-speed ZF gearbox, and the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus was born. The new car certainly looked the part - it was initially offered only in black and silver, with Marchal spotlights mounted above the front bumper and tailored 'double four-spoke' cast-alloy wheels. Launched in 1979, the 2174cc twin-cam engine breathed through two twin-choke Dell'Orto carburettors, developed 150bhp and delivered excellent performance. It also proved very effective in rallying, winning the challenging 1980 Lombard-RAC event. The road-going version proved quick and balanced, although it was priced higher than the comparable Chevette HS or Escort RS2000. This particular car was first registered in January 1982, and comes in the classic colour scheme of Embassy Black with Silver stripes and has an original sunroof and stereo. All panels on the car are said to be original and we are told the car was repainted in 2011 by Dupaul Engineering. Showing 70,644, miles it is described as totally standard except for replacement Bilstein shock absorbers. The engine is said to be untouched and runs well - no oil smoke on start up - and we are told the car still has its original air box fitted. The interior is described as being in reasonable condition but the cloth seats are tired, however, new cloth and trim are available through the owners club. The car recently had £1,000 spent on it to recommission it for the road, with a new MoT issued expiring on 20 Aug 2016. Present are two sets of keys, the original handbooks and a service history booklet which covers until 1987. A box-file of history and bills includes 7 or 8 old MoTs, old tax discs and some invoices. This car drives well and is a true eighties hot hatch - sure to have you grinning from ear to ear!

Lot No. 202 - 1970 Triumph Vitesse Convertible

Sold for: £7,290

A well presented Vitesse with a great history file...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. ODO 6H was born on the 15th of April 1970 and spent most of its life in Lincolnshire with three owners. The car has been the subject of a significant amount of restoration over the last few years and looks like a shiny button with its smart red paintwork. The hood looks in good condition and the engine sounds as sweet as can be. There is quite a lot of history with the car including the original service booklet with seven stamps in it, the last being at 36,592 back in 1982. It also has its original handbook, along with a plethora of old tax discs, many original receipts for works done over the years and happily, its tool kit.  The Herald and the Vitesse are now back in fashion, particularly the convertibles and this pretty car is sure to be an excellent buy for its lucky new owner.

Lot No. 204 - 1994 BMW E34 M5 3.8

Sold for: £7,700

No Reserve, 1994 BMW E34 M5 3.8. This car benefited from a body restoration in June, 2014 as a cost of 7220 euros. First registered in the UK, vehicle registration number at the time being 'L808TEG' this M5 Saloon is now currently Irish registered, supplied with a fresh UK MoT certificate and a large history file to hand.   DATE DEALER/SPECIALIST MILEAGE BRIEF DESCR.  30/03/1994 SCOTT HALL BMW 1426 RUN IN SERV 15/08/1994 SCOTT HALL BMW 7607 SERV 15/12/1994 SCOTT HALL BMW 15684 INS-1 05/04/1995 SCOTT HALL BMW 22817 SERV 02/08/1995 SCOTT HALL BMW 30565 INS-2 18/01/1996 BATES BMW 40575 SERV 14/10/1996 BATES BMW 44402 INS-1 04/12/1997 BARONS BMW 51072 SERV 30/04/1998 BARONS BMW 58071 INS-2 16/10/1998 BARONS BMW 65855 SERV 05/04/1999 BARONS BMW 74406 INS-1 28/09/1999 BARONS BMW 82053 SERV 10/02/2000 PETER NEWMAN 87139 SERV 30/06/2000 PETER NEWMAN 94025 SERV 31/01/2001 ROSS HAYWARD 100702 INS-1 30/10/2001 ROSS HAYWARD 109442 SERV 05/02/2002 ROSS HAYWARD 113015 INS-2 11/03/2003 ROSS HAYWARD 124253 SERV 02/12/2003 ROSS HAYWARD 132332 INS-2 16/03/2005 ROSS HAYWARD 139357 SERV CRESENT MTS 146810 SERV 17/09/2012 KELLEHERS BMW SPEC. 156521 RE COMMISSION CAR 13/02/2013 KELLEHERS BMW SPEC. 156565 REPLACE RAD. ETC 18/11/2013 KEARYS BMW 156837 INS-2 + FULL BODY INSPECTION. 04/04/2014 KELLEHERS BMW SPEC. 156896 FULL EDC SUSPENSION RE BUILD.

Lot No. 205 - 2000 Ducati 748 SPS

Sold for: £4,950

Race Replica Ducati 748SPS.     The 748 SPS was the top end of the Ducati 748 road bike range in 2000, and had more extreme cams and a higher compression than its lesser 748 siblings. Its 104 bhp output was only just below the full-race 748R ridden to success in World Superbikes by James Toseland with HM Plant/Team Ducati. Ohlins rear suspension and a gorgeous aluminium rear subframe with a single seat fitted meant that this was a very focused sports bike. This Ducati 748 SPS was first registered in the UK in May 2000 and is a genuine UK supplied bike. It is MoT'd until August 2016 and the odometer is reading 10,800 miles which is backed up by its service history. The specification includes a full Termignoni exhaust system, gold Marchesini alloys, and the bike is finished with HM Plant/Team Ducati colours (graphics can be removed). Low production, limited import and special edition Ducatis, are generating more interest than any other sector in the classic bike world (apart from maybe eighties Japanese multis) and, as there are believed to be only 52 UK registered 748 SPS' left, this may be an excellent opportunity.     

Lot No. 207 - 1960 Ford Thunderbird

Sold for: £18,700

The Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car, rather, Jonah Lucas Bender created a new market segment, the 'Personal Car', in which to position it. It was ordered from Pearson Ford Co. 1202, Broadway, San Diego, California, in November 1960, by Howard Hoffman for his wife Edna and he selected a number of options including Cruise-O-Matic, Magicaire heater, console radio, tinted glass, outside mirror, power driver's seat, power brakes and power steering. The chosen colour was Adriatic Green with a matching two-tone green interior. Total cost, as detailed on the original bill of sale, was $5010.76c less dealer discount of $643.00. Edna took delivery of the T-bird in late December. By late 1969, and having covered only 36,605 miles, it was considered an ‘Old-Bird' and laid to rest at the Hoffmans' residence and didn't get resurrected until 1980. Sporting a fresh coat of White paint, it was entered into the 'Vintage Thunderbird Club of America' Concours Awards in 1982, now showing 40,461 miles on the clock, and scored 287 points out of 300.‘USU 729' arrived in the UK in 1990, and was sold by a Dealer in Uxbridge to a Mr Stanley of Bedford. After featuring in Classic Car periodicals, the book ‘Ford T-Bird' and being seen at various shows, it was sold in 1991 having now covered 45,000 miles. The new owner continued bringing the car up to 'show standard' and reached the finals of the Classic American Car of the Year in 1993. Later that year the engine was  re-built by Holbay Engineering in Ipswich.After an appearance in the TV show ‘Lovejoy' in 1994, records indicate that it was sold to a Mr John Savage of Peterborough and he continued to show the car during the next 9 years. The current vendor has owned the car for two years now and has decided to let it go due to lack of usage. The car has an extensive history file including the original dealer order to the factory and the original bill of sale. The odometer at the time of consignment shows a mere 59,000 miles.

Lot No. 208 - 1978 Austin Mini 1275GT

Sold for: £5,720

A rare 1275GT Mini...Of all the Mini variants manufactured, this must be one of the rarest on the roads today. The current vendor has owned this car for a year, and in that time has improved it considerably with a number of upgrades and finished his efforts off with a fresh coat of paint. The car has been well maintained over its life and has clearly had regular maintenance and minor repairs when necessary. It comes with a good history file and details of the car's full specification can be viewed at the sale.

Lot No. 209 - 1990 Lotus M100 Elan SE Turbo

Sold for: £4,050

The Lotus M100 Elan, launched in August 1989, was a two-seater, convertible sports car designed by Lotus, with a reliable Japanese engine and manual transmission supplied by Isuzu, and built with the development and testing resources of General Motors. Around £35 million was invested in its development, more than any other car in Lotus history. Its design, featuring a fibreglass composite body over a rigid steel backbone chassis, was true to Lotus founder Colin Chapman's original philosophy of achieving performance through low weight, and the name "Elan" connected the car with its 1960's ancestor, the original Lotus Elan. This particular 1990 model has an impeccable service record with a recent top end engine rebuild and also comes with the original bill of sale. There is no evidence of any 'reactions' in the paintwork and generally speaking the car presents very well indeed, belying its odometer reading of 119,070 miles.

Lot No. 210 - 1999 Rover Mini Paul Smith LE

Sold for: £5,060

A rare classic 'Paul Smith' limited edition Rover Mini showing just 62,000 miles. This desirable, original UK supplied car is believed to be one of only 300 built by Rover for the UK market and is based on the Mini Sprite with the 1275cc engine fitted.  We are told this car has travelled very few miles since a respray in the correct shade of Paul Smith Blue late last summer, and naturally the bodywork was fully prepared prior to painting. Two brand new Falcon tyres on the front have been fitted and a fresh MoT certificate will be issued before the Auction with a March 2017 expiry. Owned by the vendor, a Mini enthusiast, for the last five years, this attractive Mini is said to drive and run as it should. The standard Rover multi-point fuel injection makes this an easy and reliable entry into classic Mini ownership, with the 1275 cc engine easily keeping up with modern traffic.  The Paul Smith refinements include unique Paul Smith Blue paintwork, black leather interior, magnolia dials, black and silver rose petal alloys, lime green details in the interior, boot and engine bay and the gold Paul Smith bonnet badge. A sound, clean and tidy 'limited edition' Mini in an amazing colour.

Lot No. 211 - 1950 Jaguar Mk V 3.5

Sold for: £19,800

This 1950 Jaguar Mark V was produced on the 26th June and exported to Australia on the 30th of June to Dominion Motors, Adelaide. Powered by a Jaguar 3.5 litre six-cylinder engine and manual transmission, the car boasts a well-patinated biscuit leather interior and acres of wood. Owned by an Australian gentleman for the last eighteen years, it has been well maintained, and used for the occasional wedding, such is the condition of the car. Showing an odometer reading of 16,454, the engine was rebuilt some years ago and has completed a mere 2,000 miles since. Some receipts are available for recent servicing work undertaken in Australia by a well known Jaguar dealer, and the car sits on new white-wall tyres. The Jaguar Production Trace/Heritage Certificate is supplied with the car and it has NOVA certification and is, therefore, ready for the new owner to register it with the DVLA. This stately Jaguar shows good panels and paintwork, and thanks to its engine rebuild is on the button. Lovely Fifties styling, two-tone paintwork and whitewalls with a delectable Thirties, almost Deco, interior. As a distinctive and stylish alternative to a contemporary Bentley, this car is a rare sight on British roads.    

Lot No. 213 - 1973 MGB GT 1800

Sold for: £2,640

A cheerful restored MGB GT with overdrive. Finished in Vermillion with Rostyle wheels. Offered with a fresh MoT certificate valid until February 2017 and serviced before Auction, this 1973 MGB GT has had a recent refresh and is believed to have been restored some 4 years ago.

Lot No. 214 - 2005 Maserati Quattroporte V - Ex Elton John

Sold for: £27,500

Ordered new by Sir Elton John…A wonderfully rare opportunity to buy an example of Italian exotica that goes like a rocket, man. The Verde (green) paintwork perfectly compliments the Cuoio (biscuit) leather interior with rosewood veneer, ordered new by Sir Elton 'fully loaded'. The list of extras is no sacrifice at all, including rear DVD player and screen, games input, two headphones, remote control and six CD autochanger. A copy of the V5 shows Sir Elton John, with the current number plate, as the original owner, registered to his London address.  There is also the original Maserati welcome letter to 'Mr John' together with an unused personal 24hr concierge members card with Sir Elton's name on it. Also included are a personal gift of matching leather covered key tray, tool kit, gloves and car cover. The car garnered extensive national press at the time of sale in 2010, after five years of ownership by the legendary artist and the press cuttings are also included in the history file. With a mere 28,000 miles indicated, the car will be offered freshly serviced and MoTd until January 2017. There’s something about the way this car looks at night, and the vendor should still be standing as he waves goodbye along the yellow brick road to the auction rostrum.

Lot No. 215 - 1993 Volkswagen T4 Westfalia Camper

Sold for: £8,250

A lavishly restored Volkswagen T4 Westfalia Camper, benefiting from a large amount of recent expenditure. This left-hand drive 2.4 Diesel Volkswagen Camper has been fully restored by its fastidious owner over the last 12 months with no expense spared. Work carried out includes: Full bare-metal strip and respray in original Westfalia green. Upgraded front splitter/spoiler, extended rear bumper spats, fully colour coded rear hatch spoiler, upgraded 18 inch Mercedes AMG alloy wheels with nearly new tyres all round, all new VW door seals, brand new imported from VW in Germany 3 window canvas pop-top roof lining, fully colour coded Westfalia side awning, fully upgraded L.E.D front headlights and rear light clusters, brand new shocks all round, brand new brake discs and pads, original large Westfalia Porsche callipers sent away and fully refurbished, engine fully stripped and original VW parts replaced including water pump, fuel pump, new sump, all new gaskets, all new belts replaced as well as fully serviced before being put back together, brand new original VW bottom engine tray/stoneguard, full interior removed and fully re-upholstered in black with green Bentley stitch including both front swivel captains chairs and full rear rock and roll bed, full removal of interior cupboards and fully refurbished in a matching gloss black and grey contrast. All the original interior curtains along with pop-top double bed are said to be in very good condition. Front cab area fully carpeted, front dash area is described as being in lovely condition with no damage and has been upgraded with a lovely walnut frontage with a matching walnut steering wheel. All electrics work with no issues whatsoever including radio/CD player which has speakers front and rear for surround sound. It also has its original Westfalia security lock-box and key. All cooking facilities are original with 2  paraffin style burners. In addition, there is a very handy Westfalia cool box built in which holds bottles of beer. All the Westfalia internal digital systems are again working correctly. Full dual-heating system again working correctly including front cab area heaters and separate rear living area heaters. There is a huge history file since being imported in 2009 including old invoices, receipts, etc and also contains its original Westfalia documentation and instruction booklets (in German of course). Reading 312,942 kilometres, this Camper will be supplied with a fresh MoT certificate before the sale. Please note the private number plate J17 TUR will be retained by the vendor and put on retention.