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  • RefCode: TA1052271
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 4

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful; though they had a reputation for having more show than go. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model name on an SS 2½ Litre Sports Saloon introduced in 1936. For political reasons, Lyons changed the name of his company to Jaguar Cars in 1945. Whilst the SS100 is indeed a fabulous car, it was the launch of the legendary Jaguar XK120 at the London Motor Show in 1948 that really put Jaguar on the map. The car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The XK120 morphed into the XK140 and ultimately the XK150 and in total, just over 30,000 cars were built over fifteen years of production. Jaguar introduced the E-Type at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, which like the XK120 all those years ago, took the motoring world by storm. The body styling was simply gorgeous and technologically the E-Type was an engineering masterpiece and it set new standards in all areas. Whilst automotive styling is somewhat subjective the E-Type is often ranked atop lists of the most beautiful cars and in fact, it has been described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever made. Jaguar could build sports cars but they were also very successful at building sports saloons. In 1955 the Jaguar Mk1 was introduced to fill a gap in the model range of a small to medium sized luxury saloon. Initially introduced with a 2.4 litre 6 cylinder engine and later a 3.4 litre 6 cylinder engine this model was very successful with some 38,000 examples sold between 1955 and 1959. In 1959 the Mk2 was introduced and whilst visually similar at first glance the new car had many improvements over its predecessor. In addition to the 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre engines the Mk2 was also offered with a 3.8 litre engine as used in the E-Type. Just over 80,000 Mk2s were built from 1959 to 1967. The Mk2 was to be replaced by the XJ6, however, delays with this car resulted in Jaguar producing another series of the Mk2 which was designated as the 240 and 340 to fall into line with the nomenclature used with other models on offer at the time, specifically the 420. The 240 and 340 were built from 1967 to 1969 andalmost 4,500 and 2,800 respectively of each model were built. The Jaguar Mk2 was also very successful on the race track winning events all over the world. One of the most successful teams was UK based John Coombs, who also developed a business selling Jaguar Mk2s upgraded with Coombs modifications. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1967 Jaguar Mk2 Coombs Tribute. This particular car is a factory right hand drive Jaguar 240 that has been upgraded with a number of Coombs modifications, including a 4.2 litre Jaguar engine. The early history of this car is not known, however, it is understood to have been a long term Queensland car. The car was registered in Queensland as 398 LHP. It was owned by an ex Leyland/Jaguar mechanic for many years and he passed the car down to his son. It was sold through the Classic Car Garage in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast in April 2011 to its next owner in Gympie who decided to upgrade the car with a number of Coombs modifications, including a Daimler 4.2 litre engine. The car was purchased by Jeremy Bests Cummins Classic Cars in Sydney who decided to go the full monty with the car undertaking further Coombs modifications. The decided to fit a 4.2 litre Jaguar engine that was rebuilt for one of Ian Cummins Jaguar E-Type race cars, but never used. The modifications and upgrades which make this car a very special Jaguar Mk2 include: - Race prepared 4.2 litre engine - Rob Beere billet alloy oil pump - Scorcher/Petronix ignition - Power-Lite starter motor - Uprated electric fuel pump and pressure regulator - 2 x 2 inch HD8 carburettors with alloy air trumpets and alloy air spreader copied from originals and sourced from Coombs engineer Ken Bell - Alloy radiator and electric cooling fan - 5 speed Getrag 260 gearbox (from a BMW) with overdrive 5th gear - Solid front cross member mounts - Uprated front sway bar - 30% stiffer front springs - Super-Pro suspension bushes - Koni dampers front and rear - 4 pot brake calipers with ventilated discs - Alloy cold air ducting for front brakes - Goodridge steel braided flexible brake lines - EZ electric power steering - D type gear knob - Coombes replica exhaust in stainless steel - Genuine Minilite knock on mag wheels - Period correct leather trimmed bucket seats - Louvred bonnet - Momo steering wheel - Various period correct stickers including Coombs dealer rear window sticker The engine was built up by Graeme Lord Engineering with Argo con rods, special 9.5 to 1 pistons, E-Type inlet manifold, E-Type camshafts, large volume oil pump with special flaps in the sump to help with oil surge, extractor exhaust fitted to a gas flowed big valve cylinder head with 3x 2 inch S.U carburettors giving 325 BHP at 5,800 rpm. When the engine was installed into this car it was done with a dual carburettor setup, most likely to get it to fit! Today this car presents pretty well, but it is all about the drive! When you approach the car the louvred bonnet and knock on Minilite wheels are the first giveaway that this is no ordinary Jaguar Mk2! You open the door, slide into bucket seat, get comfortable and then with great anticipation fire up the engine. Theres no doubt it means business! It has an edge for sure, but it is still relatively refined given its specifications. Immediately after getting mobile you appreciate the EZ power steering which make the car incredibly light on the road and easy to drive. The Getrag gearbox is firm and it is well suited to the car. Not surprisingly the engine has loads of power on tap and it is so incredibly responsive. The car handles and stops as you would expect. Make no mistake this car is quick . . . it is one heck of a drivers car! From say a meter the car presents well, but it is no trailer queen and on closer inspection, there are a number of stone chips and small blemishes in the paint evident. The most noticeable are some scratches on the left rear guard, adjacent to the boot. The panel gaps are pretty good and the car is clean underneath. The boot looks to be very original and whilst it is showing some wear there is no sign of any rust. All of the external trim, chrome, lights/lenses and the glass are in very good condition. The Mk2 enthusiasts will note that the slimline Jaguar 240/340 bumpers have been replaced with the traditional Mk2 bumpers without overriders. The condition of the interior of the car is comparable to the exterior. It is clean and tidy. The feature of the interior is the steering wheel and bucket seats, which like the bonnet louvres and Minilite wheels reinforce that this is no ordinary Jaguar Mk2! The upholstery is in good condition and there are no rips or tears in the seats. The door cards are clean, though they are starting to sag. The timber is clean with no cracks evident, though the dash is starting to show its age and it would benefit from a refurbish. All of the instruments and controls are also in good condition and everything looks to be in working order. The car was fitted with new Dunlop CR65 tyres in January 2018. Accompanying the car is a recent history file, documentation pertaining to the engine build back in 2003, a spare set of wire wheels, a spare wheel in the car, tool kit, hammer and jack. Its time for the ultimate game of cops and robbers! Price $79,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1114739
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2

1969 Maserati Ghibli

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1106459
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: 2

Ettore Bugatti was born in Milan Italy on the 15th September 1881. He was part of a very entrepreneurial and creative family. His grandfather was an architect and sculptor, his father a furniture and jewellery designer of some note and other members of the family were sculptors and artists. Ettore was obsessed with the evolution of the automobile and in 1898 he built his first car as a teenager. Over the next ten years he built a number of cars, however, it wasnt until the 1st January 1910 that he founded Automobiles Ettore Bugatti in the then-German city of Molsheim, Alsace. Bugatti started building cars in earnest and the Type 13 is today considered to be the first real Bugatti. The First World War proved to be temporary roadblock for Bugatti and once the Treaty of Versailles was signed on the 28th July 1919 it was back to work! Following the War, the region of Alsace became part of France and Ettore Bugatti lost no time in refocussing his energy on automobiles. At the last minute, Bugatti wasable to obtain a stand at the 15th Paris Motor Show held in October 1919. He exhibited three light cars and not surprisingly all of them were closely based on their pre-war equivalents. Each model was fitted with the same overhead camshaft 4 cylinder engine of 1,368cc capacity with four valves per cylinder. The three cars were the Type 13 (built on a 2,000 wheelbase), the Type 22 (built on a 2,250 mm wheelbase) and the Type 23 (built on a 2,400 mm wheelbase). The Bugatti name soon became synonymous with high performance cars. Their road cars were purchased by the rich and famous and their race cars dominated on circuits all around the world. By the mid 1930s Ettore Bugattis son, Jean, was effectively running the factory overseeing the production of the cars, whilst Ettore spent most of his time in Paris. Times were good, however, things changed quickly and when Jean Bugatti was killed road testing a Type 57 race car in August 1939 it was the beginning of the end. The Second World War broke out shortly thereafter and the Bugatti factory was essentially destroyed and seized. The War ended in September 1945 and attempts to restart the factory were ultimately futile.. Ettore Bugatti died in August 1947. A handful of cars were built from 1945 through until the original incarnation of Bugatti ceased operations in 1952. Models such as the Type 35, the Type 41 (Royale), Type 57 and Type 59 have become legendary and are amongst the most desirable cars ever built. One of Bugattis most significant cars was the Type 30 that was introduced in 1922. The Type 30 was powered by the same 1,991 cc engine used in the Type 29 race car. It shared its chassis, axles and gearbox with the Type 13 Brescia. Around 600 examples were built from late 1922 through until 1926 in varying specifications. Over the next 12 years the Type 30 evolved spawning other models, including the Type 38, Type 40, Type 43, Type 44 and Type 49. These models all featured Bugattis 8 cylinder inline engine of varying capacities and some with superchargers. Incredibly, Bugatti built almost 8,000 cars through until 1956. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a fabulous 1924 Bugatti Type 30 that has been restored by its current owner as a Type 43. Like many Bugattis in Australia it had a chequered early history that is not definitively known. It is documented in both of noted Bugatti historian, Bob Kings books: Bugattis in Australasia - A History of the Bugatti Car in Australia and New Zealand (1992) and Bugattis in Australia and New Zealand 1920 to 2012 (2012). The following history is extracted from those books: - The Carrosserie Profilée bodied car was delivered new to Australia via the London Bugatti agents in 1924. - The car was extensively raced in its early years and the original engine was parted from the car very early in its life. - Well known Bugattisti, Geoff Collins, recalls first seeing this car with its original body and chassis plate in NSW in the early 1930s. (Note: there is a letter from Collins on file dated February 19th 1986 where he writes about the history of the car in detail. He states that in the early 1930s the car was then cream in colour with red mudguards). - The car was extensively raced until the 1940s when it was acquired by RK Newson and modified. There are some fabulous photos of the car from the 1930s in the first edition of Kings book and photos from the 1950s in the second edition of Kings book. The car is also really well documented in Bugatti Passion - 50 Years of the Bugatti Club Australia by Pedr Davis (2014). In that book it is noted . . . little is known about the cars early days but Bob King believes Lyster Jackson won Class D at Wheelers Hill Climb (near Melbourne) in May 1927. Len Terry raced it in the Centenary 300 at Philip Island on New Years day 1935, but half way through the race an engine oil pipe burst and the car failed to proceed. The current owner of this car acquired it in partnership with a friend in 1992. The plan was restore the Bugatti as a Type 43, which was essentially the same chassis as a Type 30 but powered by a supercharged 2,262 cc version of Bugattis straight 8 engine from the Type 35B. The chassis, whilst modified, was generally in very good condition. Richard Stanley was tasked with repairing and restoring the chassis, however, not much else progressed with the car. The current owner bought his partner out and gained a fresh head of steam to move forward with the project. The car was re-bodied by Robert Tingay of Castlemaine over a Grand Sport frame from Wilkinsons of Derby in the UK. The story of the mudguards is fascinating and it is most likely that they are from a genuine Bugatti Type 43. They were acquired from Swiss Bugatti agent Bucar in the 1930s and found their way to the current owner through a friend of a friend. Another fascinating part of the history of this car documented in Davis book is regarding the colour of the car. The following is quote directly from the owner of the car . . . the original paint colour survived under a reflector. So the body colour is painted to match it and thus Im able to pontificate on what the REAL Bugatti blue is! The engine block is understood to be period Bugatti and it was acquired through Jack Lemon Burton in London at the end of the 1960s or early 70s. Lemon Burton dealt with the Bugatti factory in Molsheim in period and he was well known within Bugatti circles. The engine was built from many genuine Bugatti parts and others made to complete the build. Auto Restorations in New Zealand made the crankcase. The car was ultimately finished in 2009 and the engine first turned over in October of that year. Another fabulous quote from Davis book is from a friend of the current owner who was a passenger in the car for its first outing. . . . we manoeuvred the Grand Sport onto the grassed courtyard. A couple of pumps of the Ki- gas, Bosch magneto switched on, a single press of the starter button and, without hesitation, the engine burst into life. My first impression was that it ran as smoothly as a Swiss watch, it had a pleasant and legal exhaust note that was far quieter than I expected a grand prix engine to be. Obviously, this indicates the precision of its assembly. The engine did not appear to have any oil or water leaks so the owner asked if I would like to be his first passenger. Naturally, I leapt at the chance. On the road I can honestly say I found the T43 to be very comfortable. The owner carefully increased the speed to the sign posted 100 km/hr and I was able to judge by the revs that it hadin reserve that theres no doubt it would exceed the real ton. The car has been used on a few rallies, but travelled less than 1,000 miles since it was restored. As such, it still presents as a recently restored car. It was also displayed at Motorclassica in 2015 to celebrate 50 years of the Bugatti Car Club in Australia. Oldtimer Australia is excited to offer a unique opportunity to acquire a well-known supercharged Bugatti in Australia. The photos do tell the story . . . the car is stunning. Highlights: - Fascinating history and well documented by noted Bugatti historian, Bob King, in his two books and also by respected veteran motoring journalist Pedr Davis in his Bugatti Club book. - Thick history / restoration file, including many photos of the restoration. - Owned and restored by a well-known and respected Bugattisti in Australia. - A beautifully presented car that needs to find a new owner to create its future history. Price $849,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1095811
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: 2

1974 Morgan Plus 8

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1109738
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: 2

The Porsche story is a fascinating one and its roots go back to the 1930s when Professor Ferdinand Porsche was instrumental in the design of the first Volkswagen and also Auto Union race cars. By 1939 he had built three Porsche cars to compete in the 800-mile race from Berlin to Rome. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled due to the war and Porsche was forced to focus on supporting the German war effort, however, he had always wanted to build his own cars. In 1944 Porsche was forced to leave Stuttgart and he set up a small operation in Gmünd, Austria. Soon after the Porsche family and many of their engineers were captured and sent to jail. Ferdinand Porsches son. Ferdinand junior, or Ferry as he was known, was released six months later and he returned to Gmünd to rebuild the family company. Things moved quickly and Porsche was involved with cars again and in mid-1948 the first Porsche 356 was built. It is understood Porsche built some 50 hand built aluminium bodied cars in their small factory at Gmünd before relocating back to Stuttgart, Germany. The rest as they say is history as the 356 evolved into one of the most successful sports cars ever built. A hard act to follow indeed . . . but its replacement, the Porsche 911 went on to become a legend! Ferry Porsche decided that he would be able to increase sales of his cars by winning races on the track. This was a big decision and arguably one of the most strategic and important decisions in Porsches rich history. In 1951 Porsche entered two modified 356s in the Le Mans 24 hours. This would be the third running of the French endurance race since the end of the Second World War. Interestingly, Porsche was the first German motor manufacturer to enter the race after the War. The Porsche 356 SL as it was designated was specifically adapted to the needs of motor racing. It had an all alloy body, the fuel tank capacity was increased, and to speed up refuelling the filler neck protruded through the bonnet. One of the cars was badly damaged in practice so only one car made it to the start line. Driven by the French Porsche importer Auguste Veuillet and co-driver Edmonde Mouche, this 356 SL ended up winning its class. 1953 saw the birth of a Porsche specifically designed for motor racing, the 550 Spyder. It had a lightweight yet rigid steel frame chassis made from steel tubing and a streamlined, stylish body. The engine was located behind the driver but before the rear axle. The car was officially launched at the1953 Paris Motor Show to critical acclaim. It then made a very successful race debut, winning the Nurburgring Eifel Race in May 1953.The Porsche 550 Spyder was raced with great success the world over, however, it wasnt until 1956 that Porsche actually won a major event. A Porsche 550A Spyder, which was even lighter and had a more rigid spaceframe chassis than its predecessor, won the 1956 Sicilian Targa Florio, beating Ferraris and Maseratis. The 550 was both a road car and a track car and it wasnt uncommon for privateers to drive the Spyder to the track, race it and then drive it home again. These privateers also kept racing the 550 when Porsche moved on and built the 718. The Porsche 550 Spyder also became famous for a not so good reason. Actor James Dean had only just taken delivery of his 550 when on his way to his first race in it, he was involved in a catastrophic collision and was killed at the young age of 24. In 1957 Porsche released the 718 RSK which was a further development of the 550A Spyder. This car continued Porsches significant success on the race track. In 1958 a Porsche 718 finished first in class and third overall at Le Mans as well as achieving second at the Targa Florio. In 1959 a Porsche 718, driven by Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel, claimed overall victory at the Targa Florio. A 718 also won the European Hill Climb Championship in both 1958 and 1959. In 1958 Porsche 718s were entered in Formula 2 and they achieved immediate success winning races in 1958 and continued their winning way in 1959 and 1960. Formula One switched to a 1.5 litre formula in 1961 and Porsche entered three 718s for Dan Gurney, Hans Herrmann and Jo Bonnier. Gurney scored three 2nd places (France, Italy and United States) taking him to 4th place in the Drivers Championship. In 1961 a 718/4 RS Spyder achieved a class win at Le Mans. Despite its popularity only 90 Porsche 550 / 550A Spyders and only 35 of the 718 RSK Spyders were ever built. These cars have become hugely collectable and as a result, are very difficult to find and very expensive to buy. This has resulted in these Porsches becoming one of the most frequently reproduced classic cars. Over the years various companies have offered either kits, complete replicas or recreations to the general public. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1985 Porsche 550 / 718 Spyder replica. It is understood that this car is one of a small number of cars built by Spyder Conversions who were based in Boronia in Melbournes eastern suburbs. The cars were sold as the Spyder RSK. The back story is an interesting one. The Spyder RSK was featured in the October / November 1985 issue of Sports Car World magazine. In summary, Victorian businessman Richard Raftes saw a Porsche 718 Spyder Replica whilst visiting the UK and fell in love with it. He decided to set up his own company to produce an Australian built Porsche 550 / 718 Spyder Replica. He partnered with pal Roger Tomlinson and Spyder Conversions was born. Neither one had experience building cars, but their lack of experience was compensated by a lot of enthusiasm and desire to succeed! The UK replicas where all built on a shortened VW Beetle chassis and Spyder Conversions intended to use the same for their cars as well. However, after the completion of their first car, obtaining type approval in Australia turned out to be a problem. Basically, the shortened chassis made it impossible to get a proper approval to produce the car in larger numbers. So it was back to the drawing board. It was ultimately decided to start from scratch, this time on a full length VW Beetle chassis. New body moulds were made using a wooden buck. In Sports Car Worlds road test of the Spyder Conversion they state this car can seriously be regarded as an affordable and very ownable proposition at a price where sports cars are as rare as hens teeth. The same article states that at the time of writing 10 kits and 2 complete cars had been sold. The car being tested was the third complete car built. The car offered for sale has been used as a static display for pretty much all its life which explains why the odometer only shows 86 km. Given the mileage it is not surprising that this car presents like new. The silver paintwork is immaculate as is the red interior. Everything looks to be in working order and the car has recently passed a Queensland roadworthy inspection and it has been road registered in Queensland. Prior to this, the car was last registered in Victoria in 1992 and it carried the number plate DKV966. This car is powered by an upgraded twin port VW Beetle engine, most likely 1600cc in capacity. Prior to being offered for sale the car has been recommissioned and today it runs and drives well. The engine has plenty of power & it revs willingly, the gearbox is relatively smooth and the car is surprisingly tight on the road. It is incredibly light and nimble to drive. The car would benefit from having new slimline race style seats installed. The current bucket seats are very comfortable, but they are thick and currently provide an awkward driving position. You sit way too high in the car. Highlights: - A unique Australian designed and built Porsche 550 / 718 Spyder replica - Essentially a new car with only 85 km on the odometer. - With VW mechanicals the car is easy to maintain. Price: $99,950

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1115885
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2

1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 2+2

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1109999
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: 2

1996 Bentley Azure

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1105672
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful, though their cars had a reputation for having more show than go. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model name on an SS 2½ Litre Sports Saloon introduced in 1936. For political reasons, Lyons changed the name of his company to Jaguar Cars in 1945. The SS100 built between 1936 and 1941 is today regarded as one of the great pre-war sports cars, however, it was the launch of the legendary Jaguar XK120 at the London Motor Show in 1948 that really put Jaguar on the map. The car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The XK120 morphed into the XK140 and ultimately the XK150 and in total, just over 30,000 cars were built over 15 years of production. In 1961, at the Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar introduced the E-Type, which like the XK120 all those years ago, took the motoring world by storm. The body styling was simply gorgeous and technologically the E-Type was an engineering masterpiece and it set new standards in all areas. Whilst automotive styling is somewhat subjective, the E-Type is often ranked atop lists of the most beautiful cars and in fact it has been described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever made. And its not just about the looks as the E-Type is often at the top of other lists such as the best sports car ever built or the most significant cars. It is truly a motoring icon. As a testament to the success of the E-Type, production evolved through three series from 1961 until 1974 during which time circa 70,000 cars were built. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a factory left hand drive 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe. This is no ordinary E-Type, it is essentially a race car for the road! The Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms this example was manufactured on the 16th October 1962 with a date of despatch of 26th October 1962. The original distributor is noted as Jaguar Cars, New York, USA. The cars original colour scheme was cream with a black interior. The first owner is noted as Brown Grease Gun Co Ltd. The cars subsequent early North American history is not known, however, at some stage, it found its way to the Middle East. The current owner acquired the car in 2015 whilst living in Dubai from the local classic and exotic car specialist Tomini Classics. It is understood at that time the car had been recently repainted and was equipped with a 5.7 Litre Chevrolet engine in combination with a 5-speed gearbox. After acquiring the car, the current owner went on a journey to transform the car into a racing E-Type for the road. He wanted Lightweight E-Type performance from a car that could be reliably and comfortably used on the road. The Chevy engine had to go and the owner sourced a 3.8 litre Jaguar engine from Tester Engineering in the UK. A full synchromesh Jaguar gearbox was required and Tester Engineering also supplied that, which was from a Jaguar E-Type 4.2. The engine was completely rebuilt and it was certainly not a standard Jaguar 3.8 litre engine. It was rebuilt to full race specifications, a line honed block that was crack tested & heat treated, a machined & balanced crank shaft, which included new +40 liners, forged race pistons to provide an 11.5:1 compression ratio, Kent cam shafts, 1 inch race valves, race cam followers, side draft Weber 45 DCOE carburettors, a high flow oil pump and a dual point ignition. The engine came complete with the correct manifold & exhaust, an upgraded radiatorand associated plumbing. On the dyno the engine produced 326 hp at 6,000 rpm and 305 lb-ft torque at 4400 rpm. Tomini Classics was entrusted with installing the new engine and gearbox into the car. All this work was completed in October 2016. A huge amount of money has been spent on the car and the engine alone cost around £25,000! To complete the look, a set of 72 spoke 6.0 x 15 wire wheels were purchased from MWS International Ltd in the UK and fitted to the car. In 2017 the engine and gearbox were removed from the car in order to upgrade the steering rack and the suspension. A new steering rack, upgraded sports suspension & torsion bars, a new drive shaft and upgraded brakes were all sourced from SNG Barratt and installed by Al-Futtaim Auto Centres in Dubai. The car was also upgraded with electronic ignition. In June 2020 the clutch was upgraded. A new clutch was sourced from M&C Wilkinson in the UK and installed by Al Tayer Motors in Dubai. To ensure the car could be used in the heat of Dubai, air conditioning needed to be installed. Clayton Classics in the UK supplied a complete air conditioning kit. This system comes with a slightly modified centre console. It works exceptionally well and blows ice cold air. Various other parts were sourced from SNG Barratt in the UK. The current owner moved to Australia and decided to bring his beloved E-Type with him. There is an import approval on file dated 12th November 2020. Since arriving in Australia, the car has been looked after by Brisbane based classic Jaguar specialist, Classic & Prestige Auto Services in Geebung. Prior to being delivered to Oldtimer Australia the car has been serviced. It should be pointed out the engine has a weeping core plug that will be repaired prior to the car being delivered to its new owner. As soon as you open the door it is apparent that this is no ordinary E-Type. There is a half roll cage and racing harness style seat belts. So . . . what is it like to drive? It is with great anticipation that you slide in behind the wheel. You buckle up, get acquainted with the driving position and the controls and then it is time to drive! Insert the key into the ignition, wait a few seconds for the fuel pump to do its work, then give the accelerator a few pumps, press the starter button and the engine immediately bursts into life with a guttural growl! Theres no choke needed with the triple webers. After a few seconds the engine settles into a smooth idle, yet even without having driven a single kilometre you can feel that this car means business. The engine has that edge that just begs the driver to get the car out on the open road! Patience is a virtue and the owner insisted that before driving you must let the engine warm up. That was like watching paint dry . . . fortunately the engine warmed quickly and were ready to go! After a short time you get this car . . . the driving experience is just something else. Out on the open road the car just wants to go, but you need to quickly back off as the car just wants to keep accelerating. Not surprisingly, the engine is strong and has plenty of power available throughout the entire rev range. This is one seriously fast E-type. You have to remember that you are on a public road and not at Silverstone! And the noise . . . it is just fabulous! The upgrades to the suspension ensure that the car is tight on the road, the gearbox is easy to use and the gear changes are smooth. The upgraded brakes work well and are more than adequate to pull the big cat up in a straight line as and when required. This car is for drivers and not polishers. That said, it still presents pretty well. Black suits this car perfectly and it contrasts beautifully against the chrome wire wheels and external trim. The paint work is quite presentable, but there are blemishes here and there. Most noticeable are the stone chips or gravel rash on the nose, which has probably been sand blasted by the Arabian winds as this car rocketed around the desert in the Middle East. Walking around the car you see that all the chrome work is in good condition as is all the glass and all the lenses, though there are a few scratches on the headlight covers. The wire wheels are a feature of this car and are in excellent condition. The interior presents well. The current owner has had the car re-trimmed with new bespoke leather. The upholstery is neat and tidy, though there is a small tear in the drivers seat. The rear compartment and the foot wells have been trimmed with diamond stitching giving the car a unique look. Alcantara has been used for the roof lining and the steering wheel. Importantly, all the instruments and controls are in working order. There is an aluminium briefcase strapped in the rear compartment finishing off the look of the car nicely. This car would have travelled less than 1,000 miles since the Jaguar engine was installed and today, the odometer reads 73,441 miles. So what we have here is not your everyday Jaguar E-Type. This car will suit someone who wants to stand out in a crowd, someone who wants that something a little bit different and someone who wants to drive! This 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe Fast Road is not for the faint hearted. It is a beast! And no, it is NOT matching numbers or finished in its original colour scheme and it does not have books or tools. Accompanying the car is a thick file of receipts for all of the work done to the car by its current owner. After enjoying his 6 year journey with this E-Type, the current owner is looking for a new project and as a result this car is reluctantly offered for sale. Highlights: - Desirable early Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe. - Upgraded to be a race car for the road. - 3.8 litre, full race spec engine mated to a full synchro gearbox. - Modern air conditioning to make the car usable all year round. - The ultimate drivers E-Type. Price $199,950

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1061054
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 2,926

Apple, Coco-Cola, McDonalds and Nike are brands recognisable the world over. So is Ferrari and interestingly the iconic Italian luxury sports car manufacturer was named The Worlds Strongest Brand in the 2019 Brand Finance Global 500 Report. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 out of Alfa Romeos race division as Auto Avio Costruzioni the company built its first car in 1940. The Second World War halted Ferraris dream, which was finally realised in 1947, when the first car bearing his name, the Ferrari 125 S, was built. From that day on Ferrari race cars dominated the world over, winning race after race and many world championships in Formula One, sports car racing and endurance racing. Ferrari built exclusive sports cars for the road too, but in the early days, this was primarily to fund his motor racing! The Cavallino Rampate or prancing horse was the symbol chosen by Ferrari and like the golden arches it is recognised by just about every man, woman and child on the planet! The Ferrari road cars from the 1940s and early to mid-1950s were built in very small numbers and it was not until the introduction of the 250 series cars that production numbers increased. Almost 1,000 Ferrari 250 GTEs were built from 1959 1963. The 250 series also produced some of the most special Ferraris ever built, including the Ferrari 250 LM, 250 SWB, 250 California Spider and of course the 250 GTO. The 250 series cars were superseded by the 275 series cars, the 330 series cars and later the 365 series cars. The nomenclature designated the cubic capacity of each cylinder. So a Ferrari 330 was powered by a 12 cylinder engine of 3967cc capacity. Ferraris iconic Dino was first shown to the world as a prototype at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. The car morphed into the 206 GT of which only 150 cars were built from 1967 to 1969. In 1969 the 246 GT was released, which whilst a similar looking car in many ways was actually quite different. The car sat 3 taller than its predecessor and the body was nowbuilt from steel. Mechanically the new car was powered by a 2418cc V6 engine. Enzo was keen to tackle Porsche head on and to do this he needed to increase production. The Dino was a hit and circa 4,000 of these cars (both the 246 GT and 246 GTS) were built from 1969 to 1974. At the 1975 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari introduced its new model, the Pininfarina designed 308 GTB. The 308 GTB was introduced as a supplement to the Bertone shaped 308 GT4 2+2 and a direct replacement for the Dino 246 GT. The 308 GTB received rave reviews from the motoring press and it was an instant success. The Dino 246 GT fans were pleased to see some of the design elements from the Dino carried across, such as the scalloped air intakes on the side panels, the twin tail lights and the recessed curved window glass. At the same time, it was definitely a modern design. Carrozzeria Scaglietti was responsible for the bodywork, however there was a slight difference compared to previous models. The 308 GTB was the first production Ferrari to be produced with a fibreglass body (or glass-reinforced plastic, GRP), except for the front bonnet, which was made out of aluminium. There are various arguments as to why Ferrari chose fibreglass for its new model but the general consensus is Ferrari was disappointed with the sales results of the Dino 308 GT4 and wanted to speed up the production of the new car to offset lost sales to competitors such as Porsche, Maserati, Lamborghini and Lotus. It was also quicker and easier to make moulds for fibreglass construction than dies for metal pressings. Using fibreglass also helped to keep the weight down. In fact, the 308 GTB only weighs 1,050kg. Its debatable exactly how many fibreglass Ferrari 308 GTBs were built. The most often stated numbers are 712 and 808, of which perhaps 150 were right hand drive. It is understood thatFerrari switched to steel bodies (in June 1977) for commercial reasons. The Italian translation of fibreglass is vetroresina, which is the nomenclature often used for these cars. The first 308 GTBs were powered by a three litre V8 engine with a dry sump. Countries that had more stringent emission control standards at the time, such as the USA and Australia, received wet sump cars only. Later on, all 308 GTBs had wet sump engines. In 1977 Ferrari introduced the 308 GTS, which was essentially the same car with a targa roof. The car was made famous through its appearance in the TV show Magnum PI. The model evolved into the 308 GTBi / 308 GTSi in 1980 when Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection replaced the traditional Weber carburettors. Two years later the four valves per cylinder Quattrovalvole or QV was introduced. The 308 was an incredible success and circa 12,000 cars were built from 1975 to 1985 before the 328 was introduced. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a very special Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina. This particular car is confirmed as the very first UK delivered, factory right hand drive 308 GTB ever built. Documentation on file from the Maranello Concessionaires Archives confirms that this car was ordered on the 19th September 1975 and specified as rosso chiaro (20-R-190) with a beige leather interior (VM3234) and beige carpets. The car was ordered with electric windows, tinted glass, a heated rear window, leather trim and air conditioning. The car was delivered on EE plates ex Maranello and we assume driven back to the UK. The documentation on file notes this car as a Maranello Concessionaires Demo or Press car and it was first registered in the UK as MPH70P. The original service book states a delivery date of the 27th May 1976. The cars first service is dated 1st June 1976 at 959 miles and that mileage would be the road trip from Maranello in Italy to Maranello Concessionaires in the UK. This very car was featured in a number of motoring publications including Autocar (issue 23rd October 1976) and Motor (issue 11th September 1976). It was also featured on the cover of a 1980 Eurovox car calendar. Unfortunately, little is known of the cars subsequent early history until it found its way to Australia, most likely in the early 1980s. The car was owned for many years by journalist Bruce Webster who predominantly used the car for track days and tarmac rallies. Unfortunately in Websters ownership the car suffered a catastrophic engine failure at a race meet in the 1980s. The original dry sump engine was replaced by a wet sump engine. The car changed hands in 2000 and its new owners took a still relatively standard 308 GTB and modified it further to improve its performance. The car competed in the Australian Tarmac Championship and rallies such as Targa Tasmania (13 times), Targa Wrest Point (6 times), Targa High Country Mt Buller (3 times), Alpine Classic and others. In 2011 the car finished a very credible 19th outright and 1st in class at Targa Tasmania, taking care of the early Porsche 911s and BDA Escorts! In 2014 the car suffered an off at Targa Tasmania resulting in some front end panel damage. That turned out to be the end of a very successful tarmac rally career for this 308 GTB and the car was subsequently sold. Given the soaring values of all classic Ferraris and the significance of this car, its new owner decided to restore it back to road going guise and to how it was delivered to Maranello Concessionaires back on the 27th May 1976. The only exception was that he chose to restore the car with a deep front spoiler, which was an option back in the day. The original front spoiler will accompany the car. His most important task was to source a correct dry sump engine for the car which he was able to do. Today this Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina presents and drives exceptionally well. The body was completely stripped and professionally restored. There was no choice but to finish the car in its original and classical colour of rosso chiaro! Even though the car was painted some years ago it has not been used since it was restored and as a result the paint work remains fresh and vibrant with a strong depth of colour. All of the exterior trim, badges, bumpers, lenses and the glass are in excellent condition. Importantly the car sits on original 14 wheels with correct Michelin XWX tyres, which give the car a perfect stance. You open the door to reveal an interior that presents beautifully. The seats and door cards have been re-upholstered and the work was done to a very high standard. The car has new carpets throughout, including the boot. The original steering wheel, all of the instruments and controls are in good condition and everything looks to be in working order. After getting comfortable behind the wheel, its time to bring that V8 engine to life. Turn the ignition on and let the fuel pump do its work, then turn the key and with a short blip of the accelerator pedal the V8 bursts to life. The car starts easily and quickly settles into a smooth idle. We love the exhaust note of a 308 GTB . . . it is loud but in a refined way! After waiting (impatiently!) for a few minutes for the car to warm up, its time to take it out on the road. This 308 GTB does not disappoint. In fact, it is absolutely fabulous to drive! The engine feels strong and it revs freely throughout the rev range. The gated shifter is a feature on these 308s and it lets you move the gear lever through the gears with great precision. The gearbox is smooth and shifting up and down is easy. Out on the open road this 308 is a real pleasure to drive. Its handling is exactly what you expect from a Ferrari 308 GTB. It is nimble and precise. It simply goes where you want it to go and it stops when you want it to stop. You get used to this car very quickly. It is very easy to drive, and that exhaust note . . . theres no need for a radio in this 308! It just begs to be driven. The air conditioning system has been disconnected. There is a compressor complete with brackets and a new condenser (which is almost impossible to find) that will accompany the car. As mentioned previously, this car has not been used since it was restored. It certainly needs to be driven and on every outing weve had with the car it gets better and better the more you drive it. The car will require a final tune which will be done prior to delivery to its new owner. The car does not have a thick history file, but importantly it does have its book set, including its original warranty card, in the Ferrari leather wallet. There is also a correct, complete tool kit, jack kit, space saver spare wheel, safety triangle and accessory light. Highlights: - Confirmed as the very first UK delivered, factory right hand drive Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina built. - The Maranello Concessionaires Demo or Press car. - Featured in period car magazines. - Finished in its original colour scheme of rosso chiaro with a beige interior. - The car has recently been restored and it presents and drives fabulously. - Accompanied by books, including the original warranty card, tools and a jack kit. - The car is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. These fibreglass bodied Ferrari 308 GTBs were built in relatively small numbers and they are now highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts the world over. The odometer reads 10,151 miles. Price: AUD $237,500.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1078037
  • Body Type: Sedan
  • No. of Doors: 4
  • Capacity - cc: 6,223

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

CALL 07 3171 1953
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