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  • RefCode: TA1175886
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: ESCORT
  • Derivative: RS2000 Custom
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,980
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

In 1980, an RS2000 Custom was an extremely aspirational purchase, with the distinctive polyurethane droop snootfront end and air dam, distinguishing it from any other EscortThe RS2000 substituted the diva-ish Cosworth unit for a sturdier 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder, SOHC, Pintoengine, which was mounted longitudinally, endowingthe car with a 0-60 mph time of just 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 108mphAn original shell, fully matching numbers car, restored to an amazing Concours condition, winning1st place in the expert category at RSOC Lakes tour 2017Accompanied by lots of historyUnlike the Mk1 Escort which was designed by Ford of Great Britain, the Mk2 was a much more sophisticated design that was jointly developed with Ford of Germany. Based on a standard Mk2 two-door saloon shell, the RS2000 used the familiar 2-litre, inline four-cylinder, SOHC, 'Pinto' engine mounted longitudinally in the bay driving the rear wheels. A single twin-venturi 32/36 DGAV Weber carburettor was fitted with the optionof a Group 1 dual Weber 40 DCNF or IDF set up. The front suspension used independent MacPherson struts with an anti-roll bar and at the rear, traditional leaf springs with telescopic dampers were utilised. Front-mounted discs and rear drums were used and four-spoke alloy wheels came as standard. Its biggest distinguishing feature was a droop snoot polyurethane nose housing four headlamps which gave it a rather aggressive look. The new car was capable of 110mph with 0-60mph taking 8.9 seconds, not too shabby in 1976, and which combined with the cars distinctive looks and that shiny RS badge, set Fords showroom doors swinging.In September 1978, Ford introduced the RS2000 Custom which came fitted with Fishnet Recaro seats, full door cards, clock and pod, centre console, 6Jx13' alloys, boot carpet, remote drivers door mirror and a black panel around the rear lights. In 1980, an RS2000 Custom was an extremely aspirational purchase, with the distinctive polyurethane droop snoot front end and air dam,distinguishing it from any other Escort.The car presented here is a 1980 Ford Escort RS2000 Custom in extraordinary restored condition. The quality of the car has been recognised with many RSOC show accolades and trophies, with it winning 1st place in the expert category at RSOC Lakes tour 2017 no mean feat! Our vendor knows his classic Fords and has owned some of the best examples in the UK. Importantly, this car retains its original shell and is also matching-numbers, forming the basis for an exacting restoration. The car drives and performs to a similarly high standard and is in, arguably, the best colour for a droop-snoop of Venetian Red. Cars of this quality rarely come to the market, with our vendor now having a change in circumstances. If this was your aspirational new car in 1980, this is the closest you can get to owning one today. You will not be disappointed.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1175471
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: VIRAGE
  • Derivative: Widebody Volante 6.3-litre
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,994
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

Supplied byStratstone of Mayfair on the 21/01/1994Order confirmation letter in the file from Stratstoneconfirms that it was the 3rdnew Volante built to full 6.3 Widebody specification for registration in the UKSuperbly finished in BuckinghamGreen with a black leather interior piped in SpruceSubstantial service and MOT invoicefrom Joe Macari in 2011 in the file showing a mileage of 10,486Most recent servicein September 2019 at10,878 miles. MOT valid until 01/10/2020Original book pack and leather wallet plus supporting history fileThe Volante (convertible) had been the big seller of the previous generation of AM V8s, so the only surprise was that it took Aston Martin more than two years from the Virage Coup's introduction to come up with a soft-top sister. The production Virage Volante debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham's NEC the previous October. Weighing in at over two tonnes, the open Volante was even heavier than the closed coup, itselfno lightweight, this increase in weight beingaccounted for by considerable body strengthening to compensate for the absent roof, plus the extra complication of the power-operated convertible hood. Electrically powered, the latter was beautifully made and incorporated a glass rear window, complete with heated de-misting elements. Mechanically the Volante remained much the same as its closed cousin, though with a slightly lower final drive.However, there was no disguising the fact that the Volante simply lacked 'grunt' and from the outset,Aston engineers began working on the problem.Their solution, ahead of the forthcoming twin-supercharged Vantage, was for the Works Service Department to offer 6.3-litre conversions for the existing 5,340cc V8-engined cars. Introduced in January 1992, this package could cost more than 60,000 (depending on options) and offered increased power whilst offering a menu of modifications to the bodywork, suspension, and brakes.Power was upped to circa 450bhp, thanks toboring and stroking the V8 to 6.3-litres, which gave the two-tonne leviathan 'more grunt than a pigsty' and, to cope, huge ventilated brakes were fitted to all corners, along with bigger 'OZ' alloy-wheels/tyres, all tucked neatly under muscularflared arches. Most crucially, the suspension was uprated, and a conventional de-Dion rear end was fitted, using Watts linkage/radius arm location, whilst at the front the spring rates were increased. The suspension tuning was the work of Rod Mansfield, the legendary Ford SVO engineer. In addition to the wider wheel arches, there were a number of other bodywork modifications, air dams, sills etc that appeared on the large engined 'Widebody' cars andcustomers with no need for the 6.3's improved performance but who, nevertheless, appreciated the aggressive looks of the 'Widebody', could order the package's cosmetic items in isolation. Aston Martin themselves recognised this demand, building a number ofVolantes to 'Cosmetic Widebody' specificationbut naturally,it is the genuine factory original Widebody cars that are the more desirable and valuable. Only 26 factory-built Widebody cars were ever produced and further provenance with this car is in the fact that according to the Order Confirmation letter in the file from Stratstone to the purchaser, this is the thirdnew Volante built to full 6.3 specifications for registration in the UK.This lovely examplewas supplied by Stratstone and first registered on 21/01/1994 to its first owner who lived in Cavendish Square, London which might explain the low mileage. It was finished in the classic Aston colours ofBuckinghamGreen with a Black leather interior piped in Spruce and, as you might expect with a mileage of less than 11,000 from new, remains in wonderful condition. Its first owner parted with the car in 2017 and since then it has been relaxing in a significant private collection.There is a substantial service and MOT invoicefrom Joe Macari in 2011 in the file showing a mileage of 10,486 and thedocumentedMOT history is as follows;1997 @ 7,333, 1999 @ 8,105, 2000 @ 8,685, 2001 @ 9,123, 2004 @ 9,668, 2005 @ 10,048, 2007 @ 10,193, 2008 @ 10,312, 2011 @ 10,486, 2016 @ 10,694. The car is supplied with itsV5C registration document, thecurrent MOT valid until October 2020, together with a history folder confirming the low mileage and the original Bill of Sale showing the final invoice price of 195,236.Although the original Virage was not universally admired, the 6.3-litre Widebody was acclaimed by all as the car the Virage should have been all along and this rare, factory-built Volante, in sparkling condition with its tiny mileage must surely represent a serious investment opportunity.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1175990
  • Make: PORSCHE
  • Model: 911
  • Derivative: (997) GT2
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,008
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 34,500 miles indicated, full Porsche service record with recent major service 800 miles agoPresenting beautifully with fully detailed Meteor Grey paintwork and black Alacantara sports seatsPorsche carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon bucket seats, PCM 3 (touchscreen), Bose sound system, GT2 RS Styling523 hp at 6,500 rpm, 502ft.lbof torque at 2,200 rpm, 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 secondsOffered from sevenyears private ownership with a detailed history file, full rev-report, long MOT and a clean HPI Certificate (private registration not included)The prospect of combining the most powerful turbo engine in their range at the time, with a manual gearbox and mounting them in a 2-wheel drive lightweight 911 was the inspiration for the, rather special, Porsche 911 GT2. At the same time, Porsche upgrades and modifiesthe suspension, brakes and engine output whilst lightening and removing interior components to create the ultimate driver's version of the car at that time. This reciphas been used with the 993, 996 and 997 versions of their iconic 911 model. This car is the 997 GT2 version of the Porsche 911, introduced in 2008 and produced until 2012. The engine uses twin variable geometry water-cooled turbochargers producing a serious 523bhp and 500 lbs foot of torque, resulting ina maximum speed in excess of 210mph and a 0-60mph time of just 3.6 seconds!First registered on 20 September 2008, this UK-supplied C16 (997) GT2 had been tastefully ordered in Meteor Grey with Black Alacantara carbon-backed sports seats. On offer from 7 years of private ownership, our vendor, who is a Porsche enthusiast, describes this example as 'excellent with a full Porsche service record'. The car also benefits from some tasteful RS styling upgrades, a Bose sound system and PCM 3 with touchscreen. Accompanying the car is the original book pack with service book stamped up-to-date, old MOT certificates, spare keys, clean HPI report and a full Rev Report.With the GT2 RS becoming increasinglyunobtainable and with a price tag to match, this car neatly fills the gap as a useable and sensible alternative to a GT2 RSand, at our guide, is possibly one of the most affordable GT2s available on the open market.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1175864
  • Make: LAND ROVER
  • Model: RANGE ROVER
  • Derivative: LSE Limousine
  • Category: 4x4
  • Year: 1,994
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Black
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

This veryspecial Range Rover is the work of Townley Cross Country Vehicles Ltd.Originally commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei for his younger brother, Prince Jefri, and reputedly cost around 135,000Finishedin Rolls-Royce MasonBlack over black-piped Oxblood Connolly hide with Wilton carpeting and Burr Walnut embellishmentIn June 2000, L23 PWTenjoyed its own 15 minutes of famewhen it was used to ferry World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson around Glasgow when he fought at Hampden Park (press cuttings on file)Subsequently passed to an owner in Denmark in January 2008Since returning to the UK, the vehicle has been re-registered on its original registration L23 PWTand has been looked after by Range Rover specialists Bishop's HeritageThe 1994 stretched limousine Range Rover offered here is the work of one of the best-known conversion companies of the time Townley Cross Country Vehicles Ltd., who were responsible for converting several hundred examples, many of them tailored to the specificrequirements of wealthy Middle Eastern clients.Based on an end-of-the-line, 'soft-dash' 1994 Range Rover Classic LSE, a desirable model in its own right, it took nine months to build and was originally commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei for his younger brother,Prince Jefri.At a reputed cost of around 135,000,Townley stretched the chassis and body by 40, incorporating two additional fixed Range Rover doors in the centre and a roof raised by 8. They also installed a laminated sunroof together with darkened windows and a one-piece opening tailgate. Interior features include a full electric centre division with glass panel; three rear seats (two electrically operated); full air conditioning; stereo/CD player and two remote control 8 television monitors with a VHS recorder.The exterior was painted in Rolls-Royce MasonBlack and the interior trimmed in black-piped Oxblood Connolly hide with Wilton carpeting and Burr Walnut embellishments.In June 2000, L23 PWT enjoyed its own 15 minutes of fame when itwas used to ferry World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson around Glasgow when he fought at Hampden Park (press cuttings on file). At that time, it was reported that the car had covered 10,000 miles from new and was being offered for sale by the Glasgow Car Company. The vehicle passed to an owner in Denmark in January 2008, butsince returning to the UK, ithas returnedtoits original registration L23 PWT and been looked after by Range Rover experts Bishops Heritage.Properly engineered by a renowned specialist and inpristine condition, this striking vehiclewould be ideal for corporate ventures, promotional events or taking your extended family out to lunch.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1176161
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: DB6
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,967
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

UK-supplied with an automatic gearbox and first registered on the 16/06/1967In 2007 the car was bought by the owner of Aston Martin Edinburgh who restored it for his personal useFully restored the car stands in exceptional condition with some 17,000 miles covered sinceThe documented speedometer change listed the mileage prior at some 67,000 milesThe private registration numberJBO 111D is generously included in the sale by our vendorOffered from a private collection the car has an extensive history file with reams of invoicesThe culmination of Aston Martin's long-running line of 'DB' six-cylinder sports saloons and thus considered by many to be the last 'real' Aston, the DB6 had been introduced in 1965, updating the DB5. Although recognisably related to the Touring-styled DB4 of 1958, the DB6 abandoned the Carrozzeria Touring-developed 'Superleggera' body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel fabrication while retaining the aluminium outer panels.Increased rear-seat spacewas the prime DB6 objective so the wheelbase was now 4' longer than before, resulting in an extensive restyle with more-raked windscreen, raised roofline and reshaped rear quarter windows. Opening front quarter lights made a reappearance but the major change was at the rear where a 'Kamm tail' with spoiler improved the aerodynamics, greatly enhancing stability at high speeds. These many dimensional changes were integrated most successfully, as the DB6's overall length increased by only 2 inches.The Tadek Marek-designed six-cylinder engine had been enlarged to 3,995cc for the preceding DB5 and remained unchanged. Power output on triple SU carburettors was 282bhp, rising to 325bhp in Vantage specification, complete with triple Webers. Borg-Warner automatic transmission was offered alongside the standard ZF five-speed gearbox, and for the first time, there was optional power-assisted steering.This delightful DB6 was first registered on the 16th June 1967 and is fittedwith the Borg-Warner automatictransmission. The car was subject to a full restoration in 2007 by the owner at the time, John Martin of the Belmont Group of car dealerships (andAston Martin Edinburgh) in Scotland. The colour was changed, as is common with DBAstons, from White to the far more fitting Silver Birch we see today. Mr Martin sold the car to a mutual friend of our vendor who had the opportunity to buy it himself in 2012. The car joined our vendors collection of modern Rolls and Bentley and has only been used on high days and holidays.Presented to auction with a lovely history file and the cars cherishedregistration number, JBO 111D, is also generously included in the sale.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1174450
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: DBS
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,968
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

Very early, UK-supplied, right-hand drive, six-cylinder DBS with the 5-speed manual transmission Tastefully finished with Olive Green paintwork, Fawn Connolly leather seating and matching Woburn Sand carpets Comprehensive history folder including invoices for recent recommissioning, Heritage Trust Certificate and a 2017 insurance valuation for 175,000 A lovely, matching numbers example recommissioned and performing wellIntroduced at the October 1967 Motor Show, the DBS was the successor to the famed Aston Martin DB6, although the two ran concurrently for three years. Styled in-house by William Towns, the aluminium-bodied four-seater had a sharper, more Italian look than the curvaceous DB6, but still exuded road presence and looks mighty impressive even today. Longer, wider and more luxurious than the DB6, the DBS employed a platform chassis with independent suspension all round: wishbone and coil springs at the front, De Dion with Watts linkage at the rear. Autocar judged it superior to thepreceding DB6 in many areas, offering four full-sized seats in addition to transformed handling and road holding courtesy of the new suspension and standardised power steering. Originally designed to accept an all-new V8 engine, this was not ready in time for the car's launch, so it was initially fitted with the legendary four-litre twin-cam DB6 engine producing 282bhp at 5,500rpm through triple SU carburettors. A total of just 787 DBS' rolled off the production line from 1967-1972. Although less well known as such than the earlier 'DB-Series, the DBS is yet another 'James Bond' Aston Martin, having featured in the 1969 motion picture, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', starring George Lazenby as the eponymous secret agent.First registered on 12 June 1968, this lovely home market, early Aston Martin DBS had been tastefully specified with Goodwood Green paintwork and contrasting Fawn Connolly leather interior. It was fitted with the standard 4-litre Six fuelled through triple SU HD8 carburettors andspecified with the 5-speed ZF transmission. The Heritage Certificate included in the history folder lists optional extras including Motorola radio, Avon tyres, and Woburn Sand carpet. Our vendor is an Aston Martin enthusiast and informs us that this example remains 'numbers-matching' and wears an unusual factory fitted DBS badge on the rear. The owner prior to our vendor kept this car for 40 years and, after a period of dry storage, the decision was taken to recommission the car and refinish the exterior in AM Olive Green. The interior appears original and presents very well with a lovely patina.Accompanying chassis number 40 is a history folder containing the current V5 Certificate, a copy of the original build sheet, its Heritage Certificate and an insurance valuation dated 2017 from a highly regarded marque specialist stating that the car is in superb condition and should be insured for not less than 175,000.Only in the last ten years have original six-cylinder DBS started to become sought-afterand they can now command substantial amounts. The early design was so much more pure of line and the 4-litre engine from the DB6 just says Aston Martin in a way the V8 never really did. There are, naturally, advocates of the V8 but the car works beautifully with the straight-six. There's so much characterand that very English drawl as the six digs in and pulls hard is the perfect soundtrack for a very English car.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1175875
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: TURBO R
  • Derivative: Sports Saloon
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,990
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

A lovelyexample of these 'blower'Bentleys that has patently been cherishedFinished in Graphite Grey overParchment Hide with Slate piping, Walnut veneers, and lambswool rugsFitted with a turbocharged, 32-valve, 6.75-litre, MFI V8 producing316bhp and 455lb.ftFull service history (14 stamps)with recent mechanical attention from amarque specialist, invoices on fileSupplied with its tool kit, triangle, jack, spare wheel, two sets of keys,handbook and service recordsRare, expensive, stylish and powerful, the synergy of power and classBased on the Mulsanne chassis, the Bentley Turbo R was built to be a serious high-performance machine and, like its predecessor, this Bentley had a turbocharged engine, however, the 'R'was more highly tuned and a touch more 'sporty'.With Bosch fuel-injection increasing torque levels, uprated suspension, anti-roll bars, and superior dampers, the Bentley Turbo was surprisingly nimble for a car of its size and fitted with a 6750cc V8 capable of 135mph it was a real performer ina straight line too. Rave reviews in the press helped dealers move the Turbo R in relatively substantial numbers - one report by Motor Trend described it as 'The first Bentley in decades deserving of that famous name'.The stylish lines of these nineties Bentleys look best in subtlecolours, and the Graphite Greypaintwork with twin light grey'coach-lines' gives this substantial saloon a wonderfully low and sleek look. As is traditional with a car which would have cost 110,000 new, the interior is classically stylish with Parchment Hide, Walnut veneer, parchment hide armrests, lambswool rugs,and Slateseat piping.Supplied new by the SMAC Group Plc of Thorpe Bay, Essex, it hasa full service history with fourteen stamps in the book andhas recently been treated to anextensive mechanical refreshby renowned marque specialist Clark and Carter of Braintree. It has only covered 67,193 miles from newand has a full MOT. The extensive work carried out in November 2018 included replacing the engine drive belts,air conditioning compressor, full engine service, front discs and pads, rear hydraulic gas springs and sundry items as itemised in the history file. It comes complete with its tool kit, triangle, jack, spare wheel, two sets of keys,handbook and service records.Unrivalled as a long-distance cruiserthis sporting Blower Bentley, in this sophisticatedcolour combination, offers remarkablevalue.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1175979
  • Make: TRIUMPH
  • Model: TR2
  • Derivative: The ex-Works Le Mans 24-hours
  • Category: Race
  • Year: 1,955
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

Theex-Works 1955 Le Mans 24-hours TR2 driven byLeslie BrookeandMortimer Morris-Goodall to 19thposition overallPurchased by the late King Hussein of Jordan at Le Mans in full race trimAn incredibly well-documented history file including countless invoices, period magazines, expired modern-day FIA papers and reams of photographsFrom 47-years of private ownership by the same family and campaigned by them in many endurance ralliesAn historically important motor car with potential entry to Blue Riband historic motorsport events such as the Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, Mille Miglia and many moreThe Geneva Motor Show of March 1953 saw the launch of the all-new Triumph TR2 sports car, developed from the one and only TR1 with the experimental chassis number X505. The new model was soon in great demand due to its performance, reliability, availability and low price. It competed well against the contemporary rivals of the period and it soon became successful in competition winning accolades includingthe team prize in the Alpine Rally at their first outing and 27th overall in the Mille Miglia beating many Ferraris.For many sports car manufacturers at the time, endurance racing not only served as a great marketing tool, but also a test-bed for new and innovative parts and engineering technologies.In 1954, a TR2 wasprivately enteredin the 24 Heures du MansbyMrEdgarWadsworthand, sharing the driving with Mr John Brown, the pair finished a creditable 15thin the gruelling eventcompleting a total of 214 laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe.The following year Standard-Triumph Ltd decided to enter a Works team of three cars to compete at the 24-hours, all finished in British Racing Green with wire wheels and carrying consecutive registrations PKV 374, PKV 375 and PKV 376. We are incredibly proud to be offering one of these team cars, PKV 374 for sale. For a long time, 374 was the sole survivor of the Works team and as a result is one of the most historic TR cars in existence.The Team cars were not exactlystandard customer cars at the time, as they were fitted with uprated experimental front disc brakes, long range fuel tanks and high-port cylinder heads, effectively making them prototypes, however, it wasnt long before these modifications became standard fitment on customer cars. 374 and 375 were fitted with Girling disc brakes at the front and 11 Alfin drums at the rear, whilst PKV 376 utilised a four-wheel Dunlop brake setup. Each car was piloted by just two-drivers, perhaps unthinkable in modern-day endurance racing when three and four are the norm. PKV 374 (car.no 68) was driven by Leslie Brooke and Mortimer Morris-Goodall, PKV 375 (car no. 29) by Ken Richardson and Bert Hadley, and PKV 376 by Bob Dickson and the talented Ninian Sanderson, who was subsequently to win the race overall in 1956.The 1955 event would prove to be one that would long remain in the memories of all those that witnessed the devastating accident when, at 6.26pm, the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR of Pierre Levegh struck theleft-side of Lance Macklins Austin Healey 100S NOJ 393and the rapidly disintegrating Mercedes ploughed into the main stand killing 84 people and injuring a further 400.However, the organisersmade the decisionto continue with the race and, at the time of the accident, PKV 374 had been running welland, according to the late-June issue of Autosport,Leslie Brooke was easily the fastest of the MG and TR2 drivers, and for many laps averagedover 90 mph.Frustratingly for Brooke, at around 7 pm on the Saturday evening, he overcooked it exiting the famous Tertre Rouge corner and ran aground embedding the car into the sandbank. As the marshals were not permitted tohelpthe driverstoextricate theircars, it was up to Brooke and his brute strength and determination to dig the car out! Legend has it that he used the glove box lid and a shovel that he found near the corner, whilst rocking the car in first and reverse gears tofree it from the ridge of sand on which it was stubbornly perched. Eventually, after 2.5hours of toil,374was free and back on track with Brooke returning to the pit lane. For the rest of the race, gear selection became an issue and second or top gears appeared the only options, so it wasremarkablethat BrookeandMorris-Goodall finished the race in 19thplace overall, only a few places behind their teammates in cars #28 and #29 who finished 14thand 15threspectively.After the race, both 375 and 376 returned to Coventry, however, 374 took the fancy of the late King Hussein of Jordan who negotiated the cars purchase at the circuit and took it directly home to Jordan in full Le Mans race trim. A fabulous article documenting purchase can be found in the April 08 issue of Classic Cars magazine which is included in the file.The King brought the car back to the UK in 1956, at which time it was in the Jordanian colours of blue and white with luxuriously upholstery, when he came over to attend the Army Officers College at Sandhurst. However, in November of 1956 he sold PKV 374, presumably becauseit was not suited to a British winter!The car then passed through several hands until purchased by the present owner in 1972 in a dilapidated state; now sprayed yellow, although there is clear evidence on various panels of its transition from British Racing Green, to blue and white and finally yellow.After an incredibly long restoration, due to a growing family and work commitments, the car was finally finished and PKV 374 duly returned to competition in May 2000 when it successfully competed in the London to Istanbul leg of the inaugural Around the World in 80 Days Rally. The car still retains its Le Mans long-range fuel tank, its original and irreplaceable Derringer cylinder head, manifold, axle and brakes as fitted by the factory for the 55 Le Mans race.After running 374 in many endurance rallies, most of which are now run by the Historic Endurance Rally Organisation (HERO), a plan was hatched to return this important TR2 to its spiritual home Le Mans. The car was race-prepared, an FIA HTPpassport gained and a team assembled to run the car. With the help of some generous sponsorship, PKV 374 returned totheCircuit de la Sarthe for the 2005One-Hour Le Mans Legends race(the support race for the modern-day 24-hours)driven by top historic racersTony Dron and Nick Marsh. Unfortunately a misfire and fuel starvation troubles meant the car retired after only 6 laps, but in 2006 PKV 374 returned once again to the Le Mans Legends race and had a successful outing in the hands of Nick Marsh once again, finishing 5thin Class and 23rdoverall.In the intervening years the car was cherished, rallied and shown and consequently is very well-known within the TR community as letters from Bill Piggot of the TR Register can attest. Having not been used for the past four years, the car is running but is in need of some light recommissioning work and any prospective buyers would be advised to bring a trailer and van to collect the car, parts and the staggering history file that accompanies this venerablelittle Triumph!Supplied with a UK V5c, reams of period photographs, CDs, DVDs, period magazines, photographs from the restoration, its old FIA HTP passport (now expired) and many race reports, this historically important Triumph TR2 is now ready, after 47 years of private family ownership, to start the next chapter of its life.Rarely do period Works cars come to market, and PKV 374 offers a unique opportunity to enter Blue Riband events such as the Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, the Mille Miglia and many more.

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  • RefCode: TA1175984
  • Make: MERCEDES-BENZ
  • Model: 190
  • Derivative: SL
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,958
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

A very attractive, right-hand drive 190SL in a great colour combination with a factory hardtopPowered bya 1,897cc overhead-camshaft four-cylinderFully restored to a very high standardFinished in a lovely shade of metallic mid-blue with a brilliant red leather interiorExcellent dash with restored instruments, correct Bakelite steering wheel and its original push-button radioThe odometer reads 50,068 miles (not warranted) and we understand the car has had a recentbrake overhaulThe 190SL was introduced in 1955, the year Mercedes-Benz swept all before it on the Mille Miglia with the 300SLR, and the graceful new two-door convertible grand tourer was sold alongside the road-going version of the SLR, the 300SL, whose styling it strongly resembled. In fact, the underpinnings of the two cars were quite different and, while the 300SL had a purpose-built tubular spaceframe (W198), its smaller sibling was built on a shortened version of the 'Ponton' saloon (W121) platform, which was of monocoque construction.The 190SL also boasted an all-new engine, an over-square SOHC straight-four unit of 1897cc that produced some 105bhp, which was sufficient to propel the car to a maximum speed of 112mph. The engine was coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox operated by a lever between the seats. The suspension comprised double wishbones and coil springs at the front and a coil-sprung swing axle at the rear. Steering was by recirculating ball and braking by power-assisted drums all round. Built to the highest standards and among the quickest comparable cars of the time, the 190SL featured a well-appointed cockpit, notable comfort for its occupants and relatively generous luggage space. Under the circumstances, even the steep asking price did nothing to deter purchasers and by 1963, when production ceased, over 25,000 had found homes.This smart 190SL was built during December 1958 in right-hand drive and was destined for Australia. We understand it was fully restored to a very high standard by NW Nealearound 15 years ago. Our vendor has owned the car for 10 years using it occasionally and has covered around 2,000 miles in that period during which it has been serviced and maintained by a local specialist and Mercedes Scotland who displayed it in their showroomfor 6 months.The carpresents superbly in alovely shade of metallic mid-blue with a brilliant red leather interior. The cabin is excellent with just the right level of patination and the dashboard has been sympathetically restored with good chrome, clear instruments, the correctBakelite steering wheel and its original 'Highway Hi-Fi' push-button radio. The odometer indicates just over 50,000 miles but naturally, this can't be warranted. The engine bay is virtually in showroom condition, the wheel trims appear unmarked and the car is supplied with a factory hardtop.This lovely, right-hand drive 190SL is in tip-top condition and sensibly guided considering its quality.

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  • RefCode: TA1175992
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: MUSTANG
  • Derivative: GT Fastback 'Eleanor' Evocation
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,967
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 9th/10th Nov 2019 - Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019

The most famous of all Mustangs is known as 'Eleanor', the Shelby GT500 that starred in the 1974 B-film 'Gone in Sixty Seconds', which was remade in 2000 with Nicholas Cage starring as the car-stealing central characterA superbly well-engineeredexample fully converted in the US at great expense in 2016, sold via the highly regarded specialist dealership Art & Speedof Tennessee, having now covered just 1,500 milesBased on a 1967 390GT, a special car in itselfImpressive specification includinga390ci V8, Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox andfull coil-over suspensionUK-registered since December 2016, wearing and retaining the registration '60 5ECS'Offeredfrom a private collection of special cars that are fastidiously cared forThe 'Movies' have brought us a number of famous Ford Mustangs, however, the only one with a name is'Eleanor', the Shelby GT500 that starred in the 1974 B-film 'Gone in Sixty Seconds', which was remade in 2000 with Nicholas Cage starring as the car-stealing central character. Such isthe continuing level of interest in this type of car that production of a GT500E has resumed in America with the late Carroll Shelby's blessing, using recycled original Mustang bodyshells. Needless to say, the film created a new wave of interest in the Mustang, with a number of enthusiasts fitting the latest modifications and performance products into original Mustang fastback bodies.Using a 1967 390GT as the starting point, the car offered here is a painstaking recreation of the famous Shelby Mustang Eleanor GT 500 made famous in the modern remake of the film. Unlike other GT500 Eleanor builds, this example washand-built in the US in 2016 from an original 1967 Mustang Fastback.Powered by a well-developed 390ci V8 engine fitted with a Holley carburettor 10569 and attached to a modern Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox, this car really means business. Keeping the power in check is a front-end sway bar with coil-over shocks, 4-link rear suspension and a rear Panhard Rod, plus powerful brakes. The bodyworkis finished in the correctPepper Grey paint with metallic black stripes and the interior is replicated to a very high standard, using premium products (Procar rally seats, AutoMeter gauges, a Grant steering wheel, Flaming River tilt steering column) to be both highly functional whilst also getting the aesthetic details spot-on, with all the looks and feel of Eleanor. The full specification is available upon request.The car has been UK-registered since December 2016, having covered just 1,500 miles since the conversion, and now wears (and will retain) the evocative registration '60 5ECS'Offered from a private collection of very special cars that are fastidiously cared for and stored,no expense has been spared in sourcing the very best components, with incredible attention to detail, to create one of the finest 'Eleanor' Mustangs we have offered.

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