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  • RefCode: TA1163408
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: MUSTANG
  • Derivative: 289 Notchback race car
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,965
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Desirable K-Code Mustang finished in Guardsman BlueRaced from new in 1965 by David Tallasken before being campaigned by IMSA winner Gene FeltonEngine totally rebuilt by I.C.E. Automotive Racing Engines in 2017 and used minimally sincePotential entrant to Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto, Spa 6 Hours, and Masters Pre-66 Touring carsSupplied with a UK V5c and a superb history fileUK saloon racing in the 1960s was epitomised by the battles between the American V8s and the British Lotus Ford Cortinas and Austin Coopers of the day. They were driven, in the British Saloon Car Championship (pre-BTCC), by current Grand-Prix stars such as Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill, as well as saloon car specialists like Frank Gardener, Brian Muir, Sir Gawaine Bailie, Roy Pierpoint and Jack Sears. It was an exciting and evocative period of racing and the crowds enjoyed the closeness of the racing brought about by the contrasting abilities of the nimble Cortinas and Minis and the straight line speed of the V8s.We arepleased to offer this special 1965 K-Code Ford Mustang Notchback, finished in Guardsman Blue, which was purchased new by a Mr David Tallaksen who set about racing the car straight out of the box. Mr Tallaksen went on to campaign the Mustang across the South Eastern States, even setting a track record at Savannah International Speedway in 1965. A few years later Mr Tallaksen went on to own a Ford GT40 Mk.I clearly bitten by the Ford / Shelby bug.Late on in the 1965 season, the car changed pilots and owners, when Tallaksen sold it to a Mr Gene Felton, who, at the time couldnt afford a new Shelby Mustang, so decided instead to have this car upgraded to Shelby specification. Two full seasons in the SCCA Regional and National Championships in 1966 and 1967, saw Gene win a number of races and finish in the top three each season, culminating in an overall win of the Southeast Division in 1967. The car and driver were both invited to the American Road Race of Champions each year, with a credible 6th placefinish overall at Riverside, California in 1966 a picture of the car in action at this race is included in the file. In July 1967, Gene Felton entered The Paul Revere 250 Trans Am race at Daytona, leading the charge until an engine fault forced retirement from the race. At the end of the 1967 season, Gene retired the car as it was in need of repair following an on track skirmish, and the arrival of a new Camaro saw the trusty K-Code sidelined. Remaining in storage throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, Mr Felton eventually decided to return the car to its former glory and post-restoration began to campaign it successfully once again, winning on its first outing at Road Atlanta in 1989. Due to its illustrious period race history and its period-correct race preparation, it became one of the first historic race cars to gain SCCA certification in 1992. After some 28 years of ownership in 1993, Gene sold the Mustang to a Mr Richard Amsden of Florida. The car remained in the USA until it was purchasedin 2006 by a Mr Anders Nannerup and exported to Denmark.During Mr Nannerup's ownership, it was raced in Denmark with a class win at the Grand Prix of Denmark and a 3rd overall in the Danish Vintage Championship before it was again the subject of a full restoration in 2008 preparing it to 'Historic 1965 Mustang Appendix K' specification. Finished in its 1967 Paul Revere 250 Trans Am race livery, it was invited to compete at the 2014 Goodwood Revival where Mr Nannerup shared driving duties with ex-F1 driver Rupert Keegan.Purchased in 2015 by the current owner, it has since been prepared by WDK Motorsport and was the recipient of a full and comprehensive engine rebuild by I.C.E Automotive Racing Engines in July 17 resulting in an invoice in excess of 15,500, however the dyno sheet confirms a healthy 395bhp at 6,800 RPM. The car was then campaigned at the 2017 Goodwood Revival and Tour Auto.

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  • RefCode: TA1163459
  • Make: VAUXHALL
  • Model: CARLTON
  • Derivative: Lotus
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,992
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

One of only 284 RHD Lotus Carltons. 377bhp with a superbly-balanced rear-drive chassisImperial Green pearlescent paint retains a deep shine. Unmarked Anthracite leatherOriginal, unmodified, showing just 33,300 miles.Extensively documented service records Effectively only two drivers from newDescribed by SW Lotus as 'The best unrestored Carlton we have seen'...Supplied with its original numbered 'Owners Commemorative Book'signed by the first ownerIntroduced in October 1990, the Lotus Carlton 'Type 104' (or Lotus Omega as it was known outside the UK) soon became infamous for its reputed 177mph top speed. Based around a four-door Vauxhall Carlton bodyshell modified to accept wider wheel arches, side skirts and a pronounced boot spoiler, the newcomer also benefited from Lotus enhanced power steering, and disc brake and suspension assemblies (the latter including a sophisticated multi-link rear set-up complete with limited slip differential). Fed by twin Garrett turbochargers, its 3.6-litre, 24-valve,straight-six engine was mated to six-speed ZF manual transmission. With a quoted 377bhp and 419lbft of torque available, the Carlton could apparently reach from 60mph in 5.2 seconds and 100mph in 11.5 seconds. Judged by the contemporary motoring press to be a performance match for the Ferrari Testarossa and Porsche 911 Turbo (though, some of its in-gear acceleration times were superior), the Type 104 only remained in production until October 1992 by which time just 950 are thought to have been made (320 Lotus Carltons and 630 Lotus Omegas).K930 XGS was registered on the 1st of October 1992, number 767 of 950 produced and one of three hundred, right-hand drive, UK cars. Effectively, the first registered owner was John Boardman, father of Tom Boardman, the talented Seat Leon Cupra peddaler in British Touring Cars. As discounts on these cars were not allowed at the time, the car was registered for a day to Vauxhall Motors allowing Mr Boardman to benefit from a 500 discount the next day whilst stillallowing him to have and sign the first owner's Commemorative Book which still accompanies the car today. John kept the Carlton until October 2015 in his name and subsequently his companies name.The current owner has enjoyed the Lotus since that time covering the last 7,000 miles of the 33,000 now displayed on the odometer. The Service Record contains 10 stamps and various older MOTs corroborate the car's low mileage, however, it's the singular lack of any restoration work that sets this Carlton apart, remaining completely original apart from a refresh of the Imperial Green paintwork on the bonnet to dispatch the inevitable stone chips. Nothing else, that's it.The car still sports its dash-mounted Grundig radio cassette and 10-disc CD-changer in the boot all in perfect working order. The air conditioning unit has been upgraded with the latest refrigerant and chills the car perfectly and the heated leather seats do what they are supposed to. It retains the original carpet mats and the factory rubberovermats and has recently been fitted with a set of new, original specification tyres. Always maintained to a very high standard, South West Lotus, who have recently appraised the car, described it as 'The best unrestored Carlton we have seen'. This is a serious car for a serious collector.

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  • RefCode: TA1163394
  • Make: LAND ROVER
  • Model: RANGE ROVER
  • Category: 4x4
  • Year: 1,972
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: White
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

The enduring Spencer King-designed Range Rover was one of the British Motor Industry's proudest success storiesInstigator of the SUV and introduced the joys of off-roading to a whole new clientelePowered by the venerable Rover ex-Buick V8, with chassis technology similar to Land RoversOff-road ability and style beyond reproachUK/RHD example subject to a recently completed extensive nut & bolt restoration, with in excess of 1,200 hours invested, captured in over 1,000 photographsAccompanied with a DVLA output of previous owners and a Heritage CertificateAn outstanding landmark design that almost single-handedly created the booming market in dual-purpose 4x4s, the Range Rover was greeted with universal acclaim on its arrival in 1970 and has remained the class leader, despite ever-increasing foreign and domestic competition, ever since.With the initial concept of a dual-purpose 4x4 hatching as early as the 1940s, it took two decades until Spencer King, Gordon Bashford, and David Bache fullycrystallised the idea. Their concept employed an enclosed aluminium body, long-travel coil suspension for overland needs, and a powerful V8 for high-speed cruising. The car has true off-road DNA, with a ladder frame and two rigid axles. The Range Rover was the first step towards the SUV and was the first all-terrain vehicle outside the United States to combine luxury and capability with a powerful engine.The first-generation Range Rover (now coined Range Rover Classic) was produced between 1970 and 1996 and initially, only two-door models were built, followed by the four-door from 1980/81. Whilst certainly up-market compared to preceding Land Rover models, the early Range Rovers had fairly basic, utilitarian interiors with vinyl seats and plastic dashboards that were designed to be washed down with a hose. Convenience features such as power assisted steering, carpeted floors; air conditioning, cloth/leather seats and wooden interior trim became more common later on in the production run. The RangeRover also served as the base for specialist utility vehicles including fire engines and command centres for the army and police. Marketed as 'A Car for All Reasons', the Range Rover was more capable off-road than the Land Rover but was much more comfortable, whilst also offering a top speed of almost 100mph.The car presented here is a 1972 Range Rover (Suffix A) which has benefitted from a recently completed ground-up restoration and looks particularly striking in its original specification paintwork of Davos White. Our vendor bought the car in March 2015 from the widow of the 6th owner, intending it to be used by his father and, with this in mind, took as much time as was needed to achieve the desired result. According to our fastidious vendor, over 1,200 hours have been invested (documented by 1,500 photographs) in this Range Rover, and absolutely no expense spared to make it as good as possible. Whenever feasible, original components have been rebuilt rather than replaced.This philosophy isevident top-to-bottom with this project, starting with the axles which are A-suffix and believed original to the vehicle, with the differentials found to be in excellent condition, but were still fully stripped, checked and rebuilt. Likewise, the LT95 gearbox is A-suffix and believed original to the vehicle, which along with the integral transfer box, was again stripped down and found to be in excellent low mileage condition. It too has been fully rebuilt, with only one new item required, a high-quality British-made main-shaft bearing! A brand-new clutch has also been fitted. The brakes too have been completely overhauled, with the callipers refurbished with new seals and pistons, likewise, the brake servo-assist has been fully cleaned and rebuilt, with every other component in the braking system being replaced with new.When the vendor bought the Range Rover, it had been fitted with an engine from a late SD1. This has now been replaced with an F-suffix Range Rover 3.5 V8 which in turn has beenfully rebuilt to original 8.13:1 compression specification (cylinders +20thou, crank +10thou) and fitted with Stromberg carburettors.The body and chassis too have been fully renewed, with all areas of rust cut away and new sills and inner wings being fitted, whilst the bulkhead and A/B posts received similar attention. The chassis was blasted back to bare steel, with older repairs thoroughly checked and made good, before being prepared and powder coated. The cars wings, bonnet, doors and tailgate have all been given the same reassuring level of attention, with new OEM parts used as required.The steering is original specification power-assisted, with both the steering box and pump being stripped and rebuilt, with new seals and hoses fitted. The original dash/console/gauges, headlining/sun-visors, wiring loom and heater have all been retained and reinstalled after any work required. Seat covers, door trims and side cappings have all be fabricated to the original design and bought from specialistsNationwide Trim of Redditch.Due to a change in circumstances, this lovely, fully restored early Range Rover will now be regretfully presented to auction with a history file that includes the Heritage Certificate, a DVLA record of previous owners, photographic records of the restoration, and a plethora of receipts. The hard work has been done, and this remarkable Range Rover is ready to use and enjoy wherever life takes you.(Temporary libraryimageattachedis used courtesy of Land Rover, and is not theactualvehicle being offeredfor sale. Photos will follow shortly.)

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  • RefCode: TA1162913
  • Make: FERRARI
  • Model: 360
  • Derivative: Challenge
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,000
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Delivered new to the UK to campaign in the Ferrari Challenge in 2000The second owner was the current President of the UK Ferrari Owners ClubEligible for AMOC GT and Ferrari Club Racing SeriesSupplied with a large history file containing race results and setup dataThe Ferrari 360 'Challenge' is the factory race-modified versionof the hugely popular Ferrari 360 Modena road car. The 360 Challenge was a significantly modified, non-road legal car, originally designed for use in Ferrari's popular racing series the 'Ferrari Challenge'. When the car was first introduced, Ferrari claimed that the 360 Challenge boasted a quicker acceleration time of 3.9s from 0 to 62 mph along with substantially better cornering ability over the standard road car due to enhanced racing suspension and brakes.Unlike its predecessors, the 360 Challenge was the first 'Challenge' series car that was a factory built and supplied race car, as opposed to a road car with a 'Challenge' upgrade kit. This meant greater weight reductioncould be achieved, which when combined with the improved handling features, allowed the car to easily outperform its road counterpart - despite having a similar power output.This particular 360 Challenge was supplied new in 2000 to a UK driver to campaign in the Ferrari Challenge, which it did successfully for three seasons before being sold to the current President of the UK Ferrari Owners Club. During his tenure, the car has been used sparingly for the odd track day.Our vendor purchased the car in 2016 and fully recommissioned it ready for a dual assault on both the AMOC GT Challenge and the Ferrari Club Racing Series. Ready to be used on circuit once again, this car would be eligible for the aforementioned championships or simply be enjoyed as a fabulous track day toy. A history file is supplied with the car and contains race results and setup data and a spares package is available by separate negotiation.

CALL 01926 321 950
  • RefCode: TA1162980
  • Make: ROLLS-ROYCE
  • Model: CORNICHE
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,982
  • Mileage (Miles): 74,000
  • Mileage (KM): 119,091
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic

1982 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible. Westminster Blue with Biscuit hide and a navy hood. Supplied new by Jack Barclay Ltd in September 1982. This Rolls has been part of a private collection since 1995 and has only covered 76,000 miles from new. The Biscuit Leather, veneered dashboard, and Everflex' vinyl soft top remain in super order. The history file contains the original leather-bound owner's handbook, complete with manuals, warranties, service booklet, some invoices and old MOT certificates. The previous owner purchased the car after being restored and it has had limited use since. The electrics and mechanics work smoothly and flawlessly to give that ultimate Rolls-Royce feeling. It performs effortlessly on the road and even in traffic, the gearbox shifts smoothly and both the brakes and suspension are in fine working order. Supplied with full service history, this lovely, low-mileage Corniche is ready to be enjoyed. A fresh MOT will be applied upon sale. Absolutely any inspection is welcome.Please call for further information. Delivery can be arranged.

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  • RefCode: TA1163570
  • Make: FERRARI
  • Model: F355
  • Derivative: Berlinetta to Challenge Specification
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,995
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

An original manual right-hand drive F355 Berlinetta built to Challenge Specification by respected marque specialist QV London in 2017Road registered and supplied with a UK V5c and a spare set of black Challenge wheelsEligible for AMOC Intermarque series or CSCC Modern Classics Series, and possibly Ferrari Owners Club Pirelli Ferrari Classic seriesWhilst genuine Challenge cars are now starting to command a high premium, this car built to spec provides a perfect alternative

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  • RefCode: TA1162751
  • Make: JAGUAR
  • Model: E-TYPE
  • Derivative: Series 2 FHC
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,969
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Supplied new in June 1969 by Henlys of London in right-hand drive with a manual gearbox Believed to be the only E-Type factory-finished in Rolls-Royce Shell Grey paintwork and black leather Restored in the late 1980s to original specification and still very smartly presented MOTs dating back to 1976, the V5 showing three former keepers, numbers matching chassis & engine With its Heritage Certificate showing the correct Rolls-Royce paint code. Offered for the first time in 32 yearsIntroduced in 3.8-litre form in May 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a veritable sensation when it first appeared, with classic smooth lines, great looks and, at the time, an amazing top speed of 150 mph. Jaguar continued to develop the E-Type throughout its life and the first results of this programme of improvements came in 1964 when the newly enlarged 4.2-litre XK engine was installed and, although maximum power remained unchanged at 265bhp, torque was usefully increased, improving driveability. Other improvementsincluded the arrival of a fully synchronised Moss gearbox and twin SU petrol pumps. The Series 2 cars, produced from 1969 to 1971, evolved even further and can be identified by their open headlights (no longer with glass covers), a wrap-around rear bumper with the tail lights now underneath, and the front indicators were larger and similarly repositioned below the slightly heavier front bumpers. The cooling was much improved, helped by the enlarged 'mouth' and twin electric fans, while larger front and rear calipers substantially uprated the braking performance. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smoothly polished cam covers to a ribbed appearance and the interior now featured better seats with head-rests, 'rocker' switches, and a steering-column ignition/starter. The Series 2 is often regarded in retrospect as the ultimate driving E-Type, and even now a well-sorted example is a sensational driving experience with a sense of occasion that's hard to replicate at any price ina classic car.Supplied new in June 1969 by Henlys of London, this second-series fixed head coupe is thought to be the only E-Type factory-specified in Roll-Royce Shell Grey, a colour that combined with the black leather interior suits the profile perfectly. Our vendor's late husband discovered NBK 345G in the late 1980s and set about a comprehensive restoration including sourcing the correct paint code indicated on the Heritage Certificate. The car continued to be enjoyed for a number of years until 2006 when it was decided that it deserved a complete engine overhaul. The power unit was fully stripped and rebuilt using new parts where necessary (there are detailed invoices in the file) and has only covered c15,000 miles since. As well as the accounts for the engine work, the history folder includes MOTs dating back to 1976, correspondence from Jaguar showing the original specification including the Rolls-Royce paint code, a number of invoices for regular maintenance, the current V5 showing threeformer keepers, Tracker paperwork, the Heritage Certificate, and various other related documents.The Series 2 is regarded by many as the drivers' choice, the 4.2 power unit providing ample performance and, when coupled to the manual gearbox, offers an engaging driving experience. This example, an original UK RHD car specially ordered in a unique and subtle colour, clearly loved and looked after, and offered from long-term ownership, is a wonderful prospect for any collector or enthusiast.

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  • RefCode: TA1162915
  • Make: COLDWELL
  • Model: C14B
  • Derivative: Cosworth Sports
  • Category: Race
  • Year: 1,971
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Designed and built by BillNeedham for 1971EuropeanGroup 6 Sports CarsNew Cosworth FVA/C 1840 engine built by Gathercole Race Engines.Original Hewland FT200 gearboxFIA Historic Technical Passport Class TSRC16 Valid until December 2026Eligible for Masters FIA Sportscar Series, HSCC Thundersports, and the CER SeriesSome spares, patterns and body moulds available. 2 sets of spare wheels with Avon slicks and wetsThis 1971 Coldwell C14B is an original and well-known car in excellent condition and was one of three cars built by Yorkshires Billy Needham (Coldwell Engineering) in the early 1970s to contest 'Group 6' International Sports Car races.Originally, Group 6 was introduced for the 1966 racing season, at the same time as a new Group 4 Sports Car category. Whilst Group 4 specified that competing cars must be one of at least fifty examples built, Group 6 had no minimum production requirement. Nor did it have a maximum engine capacity limit although there were weight, dimensional and other restrictionsplaced on the Group 6 cars. The Prototypes and Sports Cars categories each had their own international championships to fight for, but many of the major international endurance races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans would count as qualifying rounds for both championships.1968 saw a three-litre engine capacity limit imposed on the Group 6 category and the dual-championship format was replaced by a single 'International Championship for Makes'open to both Group 6 and Group 4 cars with Le Mans retaining its place as a championship round. For 1969, the FIA relaxed a number of Group 6 regulations relating to weight, spare wheel, windscreen height and luggage space requirements.Finished in Bright Red and in excellent condition, the car has recently been fitted with a new Cosworth FVA/C 1840 engine built by Gathercole Race Engines, but retains its original Hewland FT200 gearbox. The front suspension incorporates double wishbones with magnesium uprights and the rear utilises trailing links with reversed Awishbones. The front brakes consist of vented discs with AP 4-pot calipers and the rear features solid discs with AR2 calipers. New drive shafts and uprights have been fitted.The car was previously owned by the late Jeremy Lord of F3 and FOTA fame and has a current FIA HTP, Class TSRC16 valid until December 2026. We understand that it's suitable for the FIA Masters Historic Sportscars (Post 66), HSCC Thundersports, and the CER Series. There are some spares, patterns and body moulds available and two sets of spare wheels with Avon slicks and wets will accompany the car.This is a quick, well-prepared car with a fresh engine and would be really enjoyable, particularly in the Masters with the big-bangers battling the smaller-engined sports prototypes and GT cars. Chevrons take on Porsche, Lola and Ferrari, with Osella, Coldwell and Ford all represented, and a well-driven Coldwell could be really competitive on the tighter circuits.

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  • RefCode: TA1162909
  • Make: TALBOT
  • Model: SUNBEAM
  • Derivative: Lotus S2
  • Category: Hatchback
  • Year: 1,983
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Bought by our vendor in 1988 with just over 7,000 miles; lovingly owned and storedFully verifiable 7,998 miles; serviced regularly by a specialist (including belts); last serviced August 2018One of its only journeys was to the Lotus Factory - where it won 1st prize in a Club Team Lotus Concours event!A remarkable survivor and a car for the true collector - it will not disappointThe Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus was one of the most exciting hot-hatches to emerge from the 1970s. Chrysler commissioned Lotus to produce an effective entrant for international Group 4 rallying - to beat the dominant Ford Escort RSs at their own game. Lotus took a 1.6 GLS shell and installed a 2.2-litre (Type 911 and closely related to the Type 912 found in the S2 and S3 Esprits) version of their 16-valve four-cylinder engine and a 5-speed ZF gearbox. The new Sunbeam-Lotus certainly looked the part - initially offered only in Black and Silver, with Marchal spotlights and tailored 'double four-spoke' cast-alloy wheels. Launched in1979, the high-compression 2174cc twin-cam engine breathed through two twin-choke Dell'Orto carburettors, developed 150bhp (but was easily tuneable to well over 200bhp for rally use), and delivered excellent performance, being rear-wheel drive and weighing only 960kgs, giving a 0-60mph time of just 6.6 seconds. Lotus wasnt just an engine supplier, it was also involved in designing the suspension and exhaust system.As soon as it qualified for inclusion in international rally competition, the Sunbeam-Lotus proved extremely effective, finishing 1st, 3rd and 4th at the 1980 Lombard-RAC rally, Britain's round of the World Rally Championship. In 1981, the Sunbeam Lotus brought the entire manufacturer's championship to Talbot.For the Series 2 cars in 1981, a big T was placed in the middle of the grille, the engine was mildly tweaked, the fuel tank and headlights were enlarged, and the wing mirrors were changed.By 1982, Moonstone Blue was the only available colour. Only 1,184 right-hand-drive examples ofthe Sunbeam-Lotus were ever built approximately half the total number. However, today youd be lucky to find 80 of these special cars according to the owners club.The car presented here is a 1983 Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus (Series 2) and is a very special example indeed, being in remarkably original and unused as-it-left-the-factory condition, with just 7,998 (fully verifiable) miles covered. It is offered from a true enthusiast and has survived in an as new time-wrap state, still sitting on its original tyres.It was bought by our vendor in 1988, just 5 years after leaving the showroom, with just over 7,000 miles. This particular car wears an evocative 'DAC' registration number which is synonymous with the final few examples produced.These were to be sold by ASOC Honorary Member Leon Gibbs at his Arbury dealership and were registered from DAC 2Y to DAC 150Y.The car was delivered to its original owner, a Mr Brookes, on the 1st February 1983 and was regularly serviced three times at dealership C. & R. Birdof Herefordshire from 1984 to 1988 (at 5,000 miles). During this time, it was sold to a Mr Peart, whos wife disliked driving the car, so after just four months of ownership, it was sold to our vendor on the 14th August 1988. He wanted the best example he could buy and intended to keep it that way. Hence, he assured the car was professionally stored, driven rarely, and has never seen any rain. He had the car serviced on the 16th May 1989 at 7,328 miles by Lotus specialists DayTune of Cambridge, then again on the 24th May 1999 at 7,944 miles by Gerald Turner of GST Performance and then again by GST Performance at 7,995 miles on the 20th August 2018 (costing 1,800). On each occasion, our vendor insisted on a cam-belt replacement.He has only ever really used the car twice, firstly to go to Castle Combe for a Lotus Club meeting and secondly, in 1989, to attend a Club Team Lotus Concours Show at the Lotus Factory at Hethel, where Hazel Chapman presented our vendor with a glass decanter for the carwinning 1st in class the Concours label still adorns its windscreen!The car is as special as youd expect, being in the sort of condition which is wholly commensurate with the mileage and history, and still wearsits factory paint, even in the engine bay, plus a spare wheel & jack that have never been out! Unsurprisingly, this truly exceptional car comes with its original and complete book-pack and a comprehensive history file, including numerous invoices for servicing, which support the mileage. This is perhaps a unique opportunity to acquire certainly one of the best and most original Talbot Sunbeam Lotus you will ever find.

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  • RefCode: TA1163736
  • Make: LAMBORGHINI
  • Model: GALLARDO
  • Derivative: Superleggera
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,007
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

2007 left-hand drive Superleggera with 522bhp from its 5-litre V10 In a collection in Dubai before being imported to the UK in 2015 Serviced on arrival by SB Race Engineers (threestamps prior) Finished in black but wrapped in Verde Ithaca Green (removable) 29,000 miles indicated. Lamborghini wallet, service history and two keys All UK taxes paid but has never been UK registeredLamborghinis brief for the Superleggera was initially pretty straightforward; to make a Gallardo that would weigh exactly 100kg less than the standard car, and in the process create a machine to make the Ferrari F430 and Porsche 911 Turbo look decidedly second-rate.For a while, Lamborghini toyed with the idea of binning the Gallardos four-wheel-drive system because that would have saved 50kg in one hit. But in the end Sant'Agatas top brass decided that four-wheel drive is an integral part of a modern Lamborghinis genetic make-up, so the weight would have to be saved in other areas.About 500 miles of carbon fibre later, theengineers reached their target. Everything from the seats to the engine cover to the electric rear wing to the door inserts was binned and replaced with lighter, carbon fibre equivalents. Even the gearbox casing was re-engineered out of magnesium to save weight while the regular alloy wheels were swapped for lighter forged alloy items. The exhaust system, too, was redesigned to save kilos, and the specified unit not only weighs 8kg less but also produces less back pressure. Combined with some re-mapping, the 5.0-litre V10 engine was rewarded with another 10bhp making 522bhp at 8000rpm in total. Factor in the Superleggeras new featherlight 1330kg kerb weight and that means the power-to-weight ratio has jumped from 358 to 392bhp per tonne, while torque-to-weight has gone from 263 to 282lb ft per tonne.As standard, the Superleggera was fitted with a carbon spoiler, side skirts, diffuser, wing mirrors, door cards, centre console, steering wheel bottom, and bucket seats unique to this limited-editionmodel and the vinyl decal along the sides easily distinguish this lightweight special from the standard Gallardo. The engine cover is also made from carbon, as is the fixed rear wing, complete with reversing camera. The engine covers glass window is the factory transparent polycarbonate, while the rear window is made from similarly lightweight Makrolon polycarbonate. Pop the engine cover release and raise it aloft and you can feel the difference, the lid flying up with minimal effort.The wheels are the very special thin-spoke Skorpious rims, which are forged from magnesium for minimal unsprung weight. Proof of the engineers fixation with weight-loss can also be found in the titanium wheel nuts, which clamp the lightweight alloy wheels to lighter but stronger wheel hubs.The special factory-fitted and super-rare Alcantara bucket seats are fantastic to look at and sit in and bear Superleggera logos. Close the doors with the special carbon fibre clad door cards and you notice the centre surround andsteering wheel which are again unique to this model and have carbon fibre used extensively. Factory alloy pedals and factory stitched floor mats set off the interior nicely.The car on offer here is actually finished in Black but has had the benefit of a 3,000 Verde Ithaca Green wrap that can be removed if the new owner so wishes. The exterior has the limited edition 'Superleggera' touches such as the large rear carbon aero spoiler, carbon fibre side skirts, diffuserand wing mirrors.Originally supplied to Dubai in 2008 and spent some time in a collection there before being imported to the UK in 2015 with all taxes paid. We understand there were three service stamps in the book and since its arrival here it has been serviced by SB Race Engineers. The current odometer reading is 29,000 and it's accompanied by its Lamborghini wallet and service history along with the two keys. The Lamborghini remains unregistered here so the new owner will be its first UK owner.

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