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  • RefCode: TA1190152
  • Make: EMW
  • Model: 327-2
  • Derivative: 1954 EMW 327 Cabriolet
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,954
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1954 EMW 327 Cabriolet The acquisition of the Dixi works at Eisenach in 1928 was to provide BMW, previously a manufacturer of aero engines and motorcycles, with a foothold in motor manufacturing. The BMW Dixi, a built-under-license version of the Austin Seven was gradually developed and improved, ending up with swing-axle suspension and overhead valves. By 1933, the first true BMW was introduced - the six-cylinder 303. The latter adopted a twin-tube frame and abandoned the rear swing axles in favour of a conventional live axle, while up front there was a superior transverse-leaf independent suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. These features, along with the four-bearing, overhead-valve engine, would provide the basis for the more powerful sporting models to follow. Making its debut in 1937, the 327 utilised the shortened, boxed, ladder-type chassis of the 326 Saloon, but with semi-elliptic rear springing in place of torsion bars. The gearbox was a Hurth four-speed manual unit with freewheel between 1st and 2nd gears, enabling clutchless gear changes at low speeds, while there were hydraulic brakes all round. BMW's pushrod six-cylinder unit had by now been enlarged to 1,971cc, developing 55bhp in the 327, which could also be ordered with the 328 sports car's 80bhp unit at extra cost. After WW2 in 1945, BMW's factory at Eisenach ended up behind the Iron Curtain, but rather than strip it bare - their usual treatment of valuable German assets - the occupying Russians chose to restart production of pre-war designs. Both cars and motorcycles were made bearing BMW's distinctive blue and white quartered emblem until a successful legal action in 1950 saw the Munich firm successfully reassert its rights to the trademark. As a result, the Eastern Bloc offshoot adopted the name 'EMW' (Eisenacher Motoren Werke) and changed the blue sections of its badge to red. As its name suggests, the EMW 327 was a continuation of the pre-war BMW 327 coupé and cabriolet, and was virtually identical to its ancestor apart from having front-hinged doors. Production continued until 1956 when the company, now known as VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach, dropped its old BMW-based models and began manufacturing the new Wartburg. Strikingly finished in red and cream, with cream leather interior trim, this 1954 EMW 327 Cabriolet was imported some 30 years ago whereupon it underwent extensive restoration work. During the past five years it has been in the care of a knowledgeable BMW enthusiast and formed part of a small collection. Regularly maintained and cared for, the car presents very well. On the road, it feels precise, being shod with modern radial tyres. The lined hood fits well, and although quite elderly, it is understood to be totally weatherproof. A classic design in the true sense of the term, this is a rare motor car in the UK and is offered with a considerable amount of paperwork, which includes details of restoration work, bills, copies of original sales brochure, and a list of recent maintenance work undertaken. There is a current MOT certificate valid until February 2021. Awaiting preparation - and additional photographs and a video will be updated as soon as it stops raining! For initial information and to arrange an appointment to view, please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945. We are located in the Heart of the Meon Valley, between Petersfield and Winchester in Hampshire. All viewings by prior appointment.

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  • RefCode: TA1188622
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/50
  • Derivative: 1931 Alvis 12/50 TJ Atlantic Saloon
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,931
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1931 Alvis 12/50 TJ Atlantic Saloon Coachwork by Carbodies A delightful example of the much-loved 12/50, this motor car is one of the final TJ Series models. Chassis number 9074, it left the Works to be bodied with Atlantic Saloon coachwork by Carbodies, on 29th October 1931, bound for Agents Swallow & Milburn, of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is known that the car was fitted with twin carburettors by the Works early the following year and subsequently used as a demonstrator. The comprehensive history is too extensive to list here, but, suffice to say it is most fascinating and follows the life of the car from its earliest days, through to the post war period, showing an engine overhaul in 1954, then progressing through the years to a major restoration carried out between 1983 92, with numerous photographs showing the work being undertaken. The car is finished in Sand and Black, close to the original livery, with the red leather interior having been renewed and today it is presented in exceptional condition, the quality of the restoration being clearly evident more than 25 years after completion. The car is featured in the hallowed tome - The Vintage Alvis by Peter Hull and Norman Johnson (pages 331 338) The original 12/50 Instruction Manual is also provided in the file, which contains one of the most detailed histories we have seen for some time, including the original Factory Build record. Delightful period features include the charming pillar-mounted front flashing indicators. In all, a very fine and usable thoroughbred sporting saloon with an impeccable pedigree, which will certainly delight its next custodian. Photographs will be taken as soon as it stops raining! For more information and to arrange an appointment to view please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.

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  • RefCode: TA1189727
  • Make: MG
  • Model: L TYPE
  • Derivative: 1934 MG L1 Magna
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,934
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

1933 MG L1 Magna Following the highly successful My Type Midget, MG were to introduce a new line of small 6-cylinder models commencing with the F Type Magna, which was powered by a 1271cc engine which had first appeared in the Wolseley Hornet. The quest for smooth running was to see a number of manufacturers take the light six direction, which became a very popular genre for buyers of smaller cars who required refinement. MGs F1 model sold well with some 1250 being produced before the model was superseded by the L1, which was also a small four seat sports model, but was fitted with a modified engine sharing the shorter stroke of the K Series Magnette. Now displacing 1086cc, it was to boast a crossflow cylinder head which gave a welcome boost of power over the earlier F1 model, with a maximum speed of 75 mph - quite something for a car in the under 1100cc class in its day. Also available was a two-seater version, designated L2 along with a closed Salonette which was known as the Continental Coupe. As with the previous model, the L Types featured a stylish sloping radiator which added to the purposeful, sporting appearance. In total, 486 L1 models were built between 1933 - 1934. The L1 Magna we offer for sale here is of 1933 manufacture and was the subject of a restoration from the bare chassis, understood to have been carried out during the 1990s, there being a number of photos in the file showing the work in progress. Finished in Midnight Blue, this fine six-cylinder MG is of excellent appearance, with full weather equipment. Recently, a considerable amount of work has been undertaken by highly regarded MMM MG specialists, Baynton Jones. This included fitment of a fully rebuilt pre-selector gearbox. The list of work carried out and parts used is too extensive to list here, however, interested parties are welcome to request a copy. For initial enquiries and to arrange an appointmemt to view, please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.

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  • RefCode: TA1186993
  • Make: AUSTIN
  • Model: 7
  • Derivative: 1928 Austin 7 Chummy - Concours Winner
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,928
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1928 Austin 7 Chummy - Concours Winner Needing little in the way of introduction, the Austin 7 of the Vintage period has special appeal to enthusiasts of all ages. In total over 290,000 Austin 7s were built between 1922 and 1939 and this most loved of all small British cars has an enduring following. This 1928 Austin 7 Chummy has been the subject of a major restoration with final work completed just two years ago. There are substantial bills on file with all work having been carried out by highly regarded Austin 7 specialists. There is also an original handbook, list of spare parts amd schedule of charges for repairs - so good to have these original documents available. History is well presented in two large files. This car has won several concours awards including the showroom class at Beaulieu National Austin 7 Rally in 2017 and 2018. Correctly finished in maroon and black with deep red interior trim and new carpets. Full weather equipment includes the hood envelope, sidescreens. For more information and to arrange an appointment to view please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945. Viewing only by prior appointment.

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  • RefCode: TA1192332
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: 12/50
  • Derivative: 1927 Alvis TG 12/50 Three-quarter Coupe
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,927
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Grey
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1927 Alvis TG 12/50 Three-quarter Coupe Of the many varied styles of coachwork available on the Alvis 12/50, without doubt one of the most charming and comfortable was the Three Quarter Coupe (Also often referred to as a Doctors Coupe) This motor car, being a TG Series, is one such example and reputedly one of just six known survivors with this style of coachwork. Of aluminium construction by Carbodies, it sports a number of delightful period features, including a fully lined hood and spring-loaded windows. With the hood erected, the car is a cosy as a saloon, with a wealth of leather and mahogany in the cabin. The Dickey seat also provides considerable space for luggage and there is also a locker immediately behind the front seat. A luggage rack is also fitted. Although the body has never been off the chassis, the car has been sympathetically restored a number of years ago, including a retrim in the original style. The hood and hood cover are both excellent and were fairly recent replacements. A vast quantity of bills etc are on file. What is also most pleasing about this car is the remarkable amount of carefully documented history, which goes right back to the original build sheet through to the present day. Shod with recently renewed Firestone tyres, the car has been regularly used in the current ownership, including trips to Angouleme and Normandy. As would be expected from a well maintained 12/50, Alice as she is known, cruises happily at 50 - 55 mph and has the sensible additions of flashing indicators and power take-off for satnav. To summarise, this is a delightful and extremely characterful Vintage Alvis that has benefited from much care over the years and is now eager to enter a new phase of her life. For initial enquiries and to arrange an appointment to view, please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.

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  • RefCode: TA1186584
  • Make: RILEY
  • Model: 16
  • Derivative: 1938 Riley 16/4 Special
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,938
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Silver
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1938 Riley 16/4 Special 1938 Riley 16/4 Special built on 12/4 Adelphi chassis 28AX7593 shortened and underslung at the rear similar to a Sprite. Runs on the 1938 Riley wide-track axles with large light-weight Hartford friction dampers. Brakes are the effective original type Girling rod system with the 13 drums. Currently running on 600x16 Avon Turbospeed tyres. A very rare 1939 Riley16hp 4-cylinder engine number 230 is fitted. Rebuilt in 2018 with new white-metal main bearings, new con-rods with shell-bearings, new high compression 4-ring domed pistons at +0.060. Reground camshafts by Newman with the Big-4 oil pump and sump. The 1939 cylinder-head has twin 1½ SU carbs fitted. It has a Nuffield gearbox, a short cardan shaft and torque-tube with 4.1:1 cwp ratio fitted into the 1938 rear-axle banjo. Just 300 miles have been covered since the engine rebuild and the car will require running in. The body-frame is steel tube panelled in aluminium. The aluminium cycle wings are to the standard mid-thirties Riley competition style. Two aero-screens are fitted and there is a tonneau to cover to the cockpit and two bucket seats. The fuel tank is fitted in the tail, and is of about 9-galls capacity. A lockable boot is in the tail behind the seats. Electrics are 12-volt with belt driven dynamo. The battery is fitted behind the passenger seat. Flashing direction indicators are fitted and there is an electric cooling fan. The rolling chassis was acquired by the owner in 1973, with the rebuilding works taking many years to complete. The rebuilt 16hp engine was fitted in 2018 along with new clutch, cardan-shaft and re-cored radiator. The car handles extremely well, being well balanced and low-slung. The 16hp engine pulls as you would expect, giving very lively performance. It has been driven to Prescott and Silverstone many times, and climbed Kop Hill a few times managing the steep hill in top gear. Current V5C and VSCC Buff Form. For initial enquiries or to arrange an appointment to view please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945. Viewing only by prior appointment

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  • RefCode: TA1181146
  • Make: MG
  • Model: VA
  • Derivative: 1936 MG VA Saloon - Significant History
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1936 MG VA Saloon - Significant History- Olympia Motor Show Car We sold this car earlier this year - but due to personal circumstances - we are now seeking a new custodian for this fine motor car. Introduced for 1937, the VA series - or One and a Half Litre as it was officially known, was to be the replacement for the NB Series Magnette. Powered by a twin carburettor version of the Wolseley 12/48 engine, the MG VA was available in Tourer, Saloon and Drop Head Coupe versions. Presented for sale here is an historically interesting MG - this car bears chassis number VA 0251 and was the first ever example of the VA Saloon produced. the car was exhibited at the 1936 Olympia Motor Show and was also used by the factory for many publicity photographs and by the press for road test reports. During this period the factory fitted the registration number ABL 999 and a photograph of the car bearing this registration is included. There are several features which are unique to this vehicle and did not appear on production models two notable features being the fitment of twin spare wheels and the inclusion of the special Octagon type Lucas side-lamps, which had appeared on the MMM series MGs previously. In recent times, the original engine has been rebuilt and bored out to 1.7 litres as with the police specification VA models which were supplied to various constabularies. The car was discovered by a former owner in 1980 and subsequently exported to Holland where it underwent a meticulous restoration over the next ten years. During the Winter of 2008/2009, the original 1936 engine was rebuilt and together with the correct gearbox were refitted to the car. This MG VA was to return to the UK in August 2008 and with the help of the MG Car Club, the original 1936 registration number was returned to the car. Today the car presents in very good order a testimony to the quality of the restoration. There are many delightful period features and the original toolkit, workshop manual and various spares are also supplied. The original leather upholstery remains in extremely good condition and the whole interior exudes a delightful Art Deco ambiance. The car comes with extensive history and period information along with photographic records of the rescue and subsequent restoration. Early viewing is recommended. (Please note these photos were taken as she arrived today - she will be prepared this week). For initial enquires please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945 Viewing by prior appointment please.

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  • RefCode: TA1182120
  • Make: HUMBER
  • Model: 16/50
  • Derivative: 1929 Humber 16/50 saloon in exceptional
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,929
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1929 Humber 16/50 saloon Introduced in 1929, the Humber 16/50 was the replacement for the venerable 14/40 model. The new 16/50 boasted a smooth running 6-cylinder engine with 7 bearing crankshaft, with the well-established inlet over exhaust engine layout that Humber had used since 1922. New features included coil ignition, mechanical fuel pump and Bendix brakes. Fixtures and fittings were of the high quality expected from this manufacturer and the 16/50 appealed to the discerning professional and middle-class motorist of the period. First registered in Surrey on the 11th May 1929, little is known of the cars earliest history, however, by 1942 it was residing in Amersham, Buckinghamshire as shown in the RF60 Buff Logbook. During 1963 the car passed into the hands of Capt R F Frankcom of Sherborne, Dorset and underwent a complete restoration. The car was to remain in this ownership until acquired by the current custodian in 1997. A substantial amount of documentation includes of an engine overhaul during 1991 and over the ensuing years there is clear evidence that considerable amount of care and expenditure has been lavished upon the car as is evidenced by its exceptional condition. This car is in exceptional order in every respect having formed part of a small private collection. This motor car will appeal to the most discerning enthusiast and must be seen to be appreciated. The car won an award at the Bristol Classic Car Show in 2017 and her silver cup and rosette are included. For more information and to arrange an appointment to view, please call us on 07710-364945 or 01420-474919. We are located in the Heart of the Meon Valley, between Petersfield and Winchester. Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.

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  • RefCode: TA1184250
  • Make: ALVIS
  • Model: DUNCAN
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,947
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1947 Alvis Duncan Coupe During the Second World War, the Alvis factory had been a major defence contractor, however, the entire works was to suffer serious damage during a bombing raid on the night of 14th November 1940, so it was not until November 1946 that they were able to recommence car production. Their first offering was the TA14, available as a saloon built for Alvis by Mulliners of Birmingham and also in Drophead Coupe versions, built by Carbodies and Tickford. A number of chassis also went to other coachbuilders for special bodywork. It is always a pleasure to offer a motor car that is truly special and extremely rare and here is a unique opportunity indeed. One of just 36 built, the Duncan bodied Alvis Coupe made its debut in the Summer of 1947. The brains behind this special car was Ian Duncan, an aeronautical engineer who had acquired a factory in Norfolk to produce his own very small car, the Duncan Drone, which was powered by a BSA 500cc motorcycle engine. Duncan also began to produce a few special bodies for The Healey Motor Company. The Reliance Garage of Norwich was an Alvis agent, and their sales manager, Stan Boshier, was so impressed by the prototype Healey Duncan, that he asked for a similar body to be fitted to an Alvis TA14 chassis. This body was a striking pillarless design with a large glass area and an elegant, streamlined tail with useful luggage capacity. The seasoned ash framework was made by a Norfolk firm of boat builders and comprised 62 sections of timber, screwed and glued together using Aerolite 300F, the resin used to bond the structure of the Mosquito aircraft. The completed frames were then despatched to Motor Panels of Coventry where they were clad in high-tensile aluminium alloy panels. With extensive soundproofing and high quality trim and furnishings, the brochure stated The combination of the Duncan body and the Alvis chassis provides standards of performance and silence only normally obtained in much larger cars. As the Duncan body was lighter than the production saloon, the 1.9 litre engine was able to provide lively performance, with a comfortable cruising gait of around 65 mph. However, such exclusivity came at a price - £2205, this being almost twice the cost of a standard TA14 saloon. This car, CVG119, was registered on 19th June 1947. The history file confirms that Alvis supplied the completed chassis to The Reliance Garage on 12th May that year. According to David Rogerson, the former Works Manager at Duncan Industries, this was in fact the launch car and was finished in mid 1947. There were originally two cars finished in Summer Cream and the famed racing driver, Kay Petre, who was also motoring correspondent of The Graphic, was to produce an article which stated in a rather tongue in cheek way, how Alvis, Daimler and Healey were combining to adopt a joint body style. David Rogerson stated that The phone never stopped ringing Given Kay Petres reputation as one of Britains top lady racing drivers before the war, she was given the Duncan Coupe to promote and on 6th September 1947, she was photographed with the car having entered it in the Concours dElegance at the RAC Jubilee Rally in Regents Park. Now one of six examples said to remain, this car has undergone meticulous restoration which has included an engine rebuild within the last 4/5 years, replacement of various timber sections and since the restoration the car has been used regularly, attending many shows and events. Two large and comprehensive files of information, invoices, etc are included and this fine and distinctive Alvis is ready for a new chapter in her distinguished life. For initial enquiries and to arrange an appointment to view, please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.

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  • RefCode: TA1182925
  • Make: MG
  • Model: 14/40
  • Derivative: 1929 MG 14/40 Two-Seater with Dickey
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,929
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1929 MG 14/40 Two-Seater with Dickey MGs exploits in motor sport commenced when Cecil Kimber entered a specially tuned and modified Morris in the 1923 Lands End Trial and winning a gold medal. By 1926, modified Morris Oxford 14/28 chassis were being fitted with special MG bodies. These cars still featured the Bullnose radiators and were most attractive, creating much interest among motorists seeking a sporting motor car with a reasonable price tag. When the Morris radiator was replaced with the flat type, the MG was designated 14/40 as opposed to the earlier title of 14/28. The 14/40 was referred to as the MklV, although confusion sets in when it appeared that some MKlll 14/28s also featured the new flat radiator. Sales were to increase rapidly as the MG established itself and a move to larger premises in Edmund Road, Oxford saw MG become more independent of Morris culminating in the formation of the MG Car Company in 1928. The 14/40 holds the honour of being the first MG to win a race and also the first model to carry the famous MG octagon badge on its radiator. Between 1926 and 1929, 851 examples of the 14/40 were produced in two-seater, four seaters and saloonette styles. Supplied new to a Mrs Margaret Eames and first registered in Staffordshire on 14th April 1929, this MG 14/40 is the Two Seat Tourer version. By 1936, the car was residing in County Cork, Ireland, where it was to have a further three owners before being acquired by Mr Tom Byrne of Carnew, County Wicklow. In 1981 it was purchased by a gentleman in Dublin, before passing into the next owners hands five years ago. During its time in Cork it was used on a number early rallies, including the first Munster Vintage Car Rally in 1956. Today, the MG remains in very good, smart order and runs well. It is one of just five examples of the 14/40 Two Seaters known to survive. A rare opportunity, this delightful early MG is offered with much documentation including the original drivers handbook. Additional photographs will be added as soon as she has been prepared. For initial enquiries and to arrange an appointment to view, please call us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.

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