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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: TA1162914
  • Make: FERRARI
  • Model: F355
  • Derivative: Spider
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,996
  • 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

Finished in Rosso Corsa and Nero with the desirable 6-speed manual gearboxGerman delivered in left-hand drive and showing 26,000 km on the odometerOffered with its original service book and NOVA reference numberFull cambelt service to be carried out by marque specialist, Keys Motorsport, prior to saleThe Ferrari F355 is now considered a modern classic, so beautiful, so well-engineered and so well received that it marked the beginning of the end of the old-guard Ferraristi' philosophy that the only 'real' Ferraris were ones with 12-cylinder engines. The F355 Berlinetta burst onto the world stage in the Spring of 1994, with the Targa GTS and Spider following in 1995. The new car shared almost exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor, the 348, yet it was virtually a new car, as its flowing coachwork indicated. Many hours of wind tunnel testing influenced the harmonious shape which incorporated an F1-style flat bottom with channelled airflow generating enough downforce to offset any lift.TheF355's name is derived from its 3.5-litre V8 engine and five valves per cylinder - as denoted by the Cinquevalvole' inscription on the rocker covers, and this longitudinally mounted power unit generates an impressive 374bhp at a spine-tingling 8250rpm. The con-rods are titanium alloy, the clutch is housed in magnesium alloy, and the Bilstein shock absorbers use electronic sensors to provide active damping. In 1994, the Ferrari F355 was a technological tour-de-force. Around Ferrari's 1.86 mile Fiorano test track, the F355 was two seconds a lap faster than the 12-cylinder, 512 TR and that level of performance, combined with its sensational shape, ensured its success on the world stage.Offered here is a left-hand drive Ferrari F355 Spider first delivered and registered new in Germany in 1996. The German registration document is included in the history file. Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero interior, this car is fitted with the desirable 6-speed manual gearbox and was specified with air conditioning.It now also sports a 'Tubi' exhaust system.During the late 1990s, the car was imported into the UK and owned by a Ferrari specialist, from whom our vendor purchased the car, hence the MOT Certificates between 2000 to 2009. After this time our vendor moved to Spain, and the car was to follow. In 2014, it was the recipient of a full service by Ferrari Valencia totalling more than 7,000 EUROS. Most recently, the car has passed the Spanish ITV test (UK MOT equivalent) and this is valid until June 2020 in Spain. Prior to the sale and upon its arrival back to the UK, the car will go to marque specialists, Keys Motorsport, where it will have a full cambelt service.Supplied with a NOVA reference number for the next owner to begin the registration process in order to obtain a UK V5c, it's also accompanied by its service book, an old UK V5c, old UK MOTs, its Spanish registration and ITV documents and invoices. At todays sensible estimate and now showing 26,000km, this smart 355 offers great, entry-level,Ferrari ownership.

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  • RefCode: TA1161825
  • Make: HONDA
  • Model: NSX
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,991
  • 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

UK-supplied RHD coupé with a manual gearboxDate of 1st registration in the UK26/04/1991; Car# T000170A, first-year-of-production, 3,000cc model & non-power steering - considered the most desirableIn arguably the classic original colour combination of Milano Red with a Black roof canopyFull UK Honda dealership history; last serviced on 18/02/2019 at 63,529 miles (current mileage) = 2,500 miles per year since 1991Full details to follow soon.....(Registration '100 NSX' is to be offered for sale separately in Silverstone Classic Automobilia Sale on 28th July 2019)

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  • RefCode: TA1163418
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: ARNAGE
  • Derivative: 500T
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 2,008
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Black
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

The final incarnation of the long-lived Arnage with a mechanical refresh500bhp /738lb/ft. Top speed of 180mph and the 0-60 whoosh down to 5.2 seconds45,000 miles and in exceptional conditionFinished in Triple Black with a walnutdashboardFully maintained from new by Bentley main dealerships up until 2017 and by Hanwells of London currentlyMost recently servicedin February 2019 at Hanwells at a cost of 4,000Freshly MOT'd for the saleThe Bentley Arnage 'T' laid claim to the title of the world's fastest saloon car in 2002, needing to use all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. Powered by the 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce V8 engine which had been treated to, what Bentley described as, 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life', the Arnage produced a whopping 450 bhp and an amazing 645 lbs ft of torque, in no small part accredited to the twin-turbochargers. The other changes included a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-hand with a new electronic stability program and revised suspension.Roll stiffness 57% greater than the Red Label anda structure that was 10% stiffer gave the, nearly three-ton, car immense poise and transformed this luxury cruiser into a mile-crunching supercar rival, propelling the driver to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds in consumate luxury.For the 2007 model year, the Garrett turbochargers were replaced with low-inertia Mitsubishi units, new camshafts and an all-new roller tappet system were fitted, and the engine capacity increased fractionally to 6761cc. Peak power was now up 11% to a fashionable 500bhp with torque up to 738lb/ft. enabling a top speed of 180mph and the 0-60 whoosh was now down to 5.2 seconds. The engine was mated to a revised version of the six-speed ZF automatic transmission found in the Continental range, however, with that amount of torque it probably didn't need six speeds, it didn't really need four, but the requirement was for a state-of-the-art gearbox with computer management, multiple modes and Tiptronic-style overrides, andthat came with a minimum of six ratios.This rare, UK-supplied Arnage 500T is offered in exceptional condition for its 45,000 miles from new. Finished in triple black with a dark walnut dashboard this car, which was supplied new by Bentley Leicester in April 2008, has been fully maintained from new by Bentley main dealerships up until 2017 and by Hanwells of London up until the current day, with the last service taking place in February 2019 at Hanwells at a cost of 4,000. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.Often viewed as the last of the real Bentleys, this 500T is a best of breed car and must be seen to be fully appreciated.

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  • RefCode: TA1163406
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: ESCORT
  • Derivative: 1600 Mexico
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,973
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

An original 1600 Mexico correctly finished in Monza Blue with white stripesA combination of the Type 49 body-shell, the 1600cc Kent 'crossflow', and the 2000E gearboxClearly restored to the highest standards. Fullengine rebuild in 2015 (invoice in file)Bought by our vendor in 2016 and offered from his private collectionA very fine example offered at a sensible guide.The Ford Escort Mexico was introduced in November 1970 and was so named because of Ford Motor Company's victory in the World Cup Rally. This rallystarted in London on 19th April 1970and finished some 16,000 miles later in Mexico. Originally Ford intended to use Escorts with the Twin Cam or BDA engine, but after some local reconnaissance, it was decided that high speeds and high power were less important than reliability and ease of servicing, and therefore the 'Kent' pushrod engine was used in the Escort shell.It seems likely that Ford already had plans to produce a high-performance Escort to fit in the range between the 1300GT and theTwin Cam/RS1600, but their victory in Mexico provided an ideal platform to launch such a model. The engineers at the newly formed A.V.O (Advanced Vehicles Operations) quickly developed the 'Mexico', marrying the Type 49 bodyshell as used in the Twin Cam and RS1600 with the 1600cc Kent 'crossflow' engine and 2000E gearbox. So, effectively,the Mexicowas basically a re-engined Twin Cam / RS1600.The Mexicobecame AVO's most successful and numerous of the 'Rally Sport Escorts,' and had a number of advantages on the road, in that it had good performance, was easy to maintain, relatively easy toinsure, and above all it was great to drive, something which is still very true today.Offered here is an original, UK-supplied 1600 Mexico correctly finished in Monza Blue with White stripes. Purchased by our vendor in 2016, it has remained in his private collection since but he is in the fortunate position of being able to shuffle his collection around every few years and has only used the little blue Fordoccasionally.The car has clearly been fully restored to a very high standard and within the car'shistory file is an invoice for a full engine rebuild dating from 2015. Also in the file is a communication from the DVLA detailing the car's nine former owners.The Mk1 Escort Mexico remains high on most enthusiast's 'WishList' and this is a very fine example offered at a sensible guide.

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  • RefCode: TA1163425
  • Make: FERRARI
  • Model: 308
  • Derivative: GT4
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,979
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Current Classiche Certification' from Ferrari since 2009From 34 years of devoted privateer ownershipMeticulous maintenance, extensive history records & verifiable mileageOne of only 547 RHD UK-delivered examplesThe first Bertone-designed production FerrariThe first mid-engined V8 production Ferrari After a hugely successful 20-year exclusive partnership with Pininfarina, Ferrari turned to Bertone to design its first production mid-engined V8, the Dino 308 GT4. The decision was made to mount the engine transversely to allow for 2+2 seating, which would complement the 246 GT/GTS in the Dino lineage. The Dino name was retained until the end of 1976 when it was re-badged as a Ferrari to accommodate popular demand.Although the newcomer's wedge-shaped styling was initially controversial - penned byMarcello Gandini who also designed the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, plus the Lancia Stratos, of which the 308 GT4 was aesthetically compared - the performance of its quad-cam 2,927cc DOHC, 16-valve,90-degree aluminium-alloy V8 engine with four Weber 40 DCNF carburettors, coupled to a five-speed manual transaxle, did not disappoint; the former's 255bhp proving sufficient to propel the 308 past 150 mph, with 60 mph coming up in under seven seconds. With the addition of front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers, coil springs, anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes, the handling and road holding were all that you could hope for in a Ferrari.During the development of the GT4, Ferrari engineers even worked with the late Nikki Lauda for several months of testing and research. Road & Track magazine was most impressed by the 308 GT4's blend of speed and civility when they tested one in 1974: ''Apart from the performance, which you take for granted in a Ferrari, and the aforementioned remarkable flexibility of the engine, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Dino 308 is the excellent ride it provides. The progress, compared to earlier Ferraris, isenormous.The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 which was subjected to a Classiche evaluation by Ferrari in 2009, and ever since has the rarefied accolade of having Classiche Certification. In 2005 the company gave birth to Ferrari Classiche, a department of excellence that offers owners an exclusive service. This unique provision is very important for owners, as only Ferrari Classiche can release an official document confirming the full authenticity of a car. Only fully functioning cars can receive the Ferrari Certificate of Authenticity; because to ensure the vehicle's conformity to the original design - and therefore maximum driving safety - all parts need to be authentic. Chassis, engine, gearbox and transmission, suspension, brakes, wheels, bodywork, and interior, are all rigorously examined by the Ferrari Classiche group of experts.Since our vendor bought this 308 in 1985, he has ensured that Graypaul Ferrari of Nottingham - one of the few original UKFerrari mail dealers authorised as Officina (Italian for workshop) and able to implement the Ferrari Classiche Certification process and ensure the correct maintenance and/or repair of Ferrari cars over 20 years old have cared for his car continuously, ensuring its ongoing status as a Ferrari Classiche Certified vehicle. Doing even more than this to ensure the highest of standards, our vendor bestowed on the car a full engine & gearbox rebuild (and clutch replacement) within the last 3 years, plus a bare metal respray of the roof in 2016. This is easily one of the best 308 GT4s available to buy currently anywhere in the world. Its provenance, history and mileage (62,000) are without question a truly exceptional and reassuring honour amongst classic cars. This is a rare and special opportunity to own a Classiche Certificated Ferrari, believed to be the only such 308 GT4 in the UK. Undoubtedly a 'Best of Breed'.(The original 14 alloy wheels are boxed and will accompany the car)

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  • RefCode: TA1161000
  • Make: CHEVROLET
  • Model: CORVETTE
  • Derivative: 1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,961
  • 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

Desirable '61 Corvette C1 with a 4-speed manual gearboxRestored in America prior to being imported to the UK in 2013Resprayed in the UK and fitted with later Corvette C5 suspension for a smoother driveNew hood fitted at considerable cost whilst in the StatesSupplied with a UK V5c and invoices In the early 1950s, a team of GM engineers, headed up by Harley Earl, went to work trying to create a car that had the appeal to compete with European sports cars. This car, dubbed the Corvette 'Dream Car', debuted at the GM Motorama show, which was held at the stylish Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. At the conclusion of Motorama's US tour, GM stated that over four million people had seen the car with the majority expressing a desire to get behind the wheel of the new Corvette. The first true American sports car was born! Intended as competition for the T-Series MG, the Corvette cost way above the target figure, ending up in Jaguar XK120 territory but with decidedly less performance. Sales weresluggishinitially and the model came close to being axed, surviving thanks to Chevrolet's need to compete with Ford's Thunderbird. A V8 engine for 1955 and a radical restyle for '56 consolidated the 'Vette's position in the market, the model going on to become the world's best-selling and longest-lived sports car.In 1961, the rear of the car was completely redesigned with the addition of a 'duck-tail' with four round lights, a signature look that continued until 2014. 1961 was also the last year when a contrasting colour for the scalloped 'cove' areas of the bodywork was available and it was 1978 before it was again possible to order your Corvette in two-tone.Offered here is a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette with a 4-speed manual gearbox, that spent its life in the United States before being imported to the UK in 2013 and registered with the DVLA being allocated registration number '495 YUY'. The car had previously been the recipient of a full restoration in America, with the bodywork and the originalenginereceiving much attention and, prior to being imported, was fitted with a brand new hood at considerable cost.Upon import, our vendor, an electrical engineer by trade, decided to improve the car further, which resulted in him having it fully resprayed by a local company who have much experience working with fibreglass. At the same time, the suspension was updated and it's now fitted with a front suspension clip utilising later Corvette C5 components. Our vendor confirms that this results in far more modern and enjoyable driving dynamics, however, in the interests of originality, the removed suspension setup and wheels are included in the sale. The original dynamo has been fully rewound and reconditioned, and the points replaced with a Crane Cams `pointless' system making for easier starting. By 1961, the C1 was at the end of almost 10 years of development and these very late, pre-Stingray, cars are probably the most desirable. This left-hand drive, manual gearbox example appears to have beenwellrestored and, superbly finished in Polo White with Silver panels, brilliant Sportsman Red interior and chrome 5-blade wheels, is a real head-turner. It's supplied with a UK V5, a number of invoices, and the wheels and suspension parts to return it to standard.This is an iconic and powerful, sixties sports car that does everything that Italian exotics do but at a third of the price. Things don't fall off, you won't need a trickle charger, a cambelt change every three days, or a bloke with a B.Sc. to change the plugs, and when you 'woofle' down the High Street on a sunny afternoon, people will look at you and think California and Fonzie and "Happy Days" and they'll smile.

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  • RefCode: TA1163426
  • Make: AUSTIN
  • Model: HEALEY
  • Derivative: 3000 Mk1 (BT7)
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,960
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Green
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Dating from April 1960, North American Export car with its Heritage Certificate.Now RHD UK restoration commenced in 2015. Body and chassis fully stripped, shot blasted and powder coatedPurchased by our vendor in 2016, converted to 'fast-road' spec and the restoration completedThe lightweight bodywork is mainly aluminium, in A1 condition and very well finished in BRGDennis Welch aluminium cylinder head with roller rocker conversion. Triple 45DCOE WebersExtensive mechanical specification. 220bhp on the rolling road at Aldon Automotive The Austin Healey 3000 has become one of the best-known British classic cars of the 1950s and 1960s following spectacular success in international rallying and circuit racing. A development of the Austin Healey 100-6, itself born of the four-cylinder 100, the 3000 was launched in March 1959 and was a significant improvement on the earlier cars featuring front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard and a more powerful (124bhp) 2,912cc BMC C-Series engine, ensuring a topspeed of approximately 120mph. There was also a choice of two seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) body styles. The new 3000 was an instant success on the road, on the track and on the rally stage and has enjoyed a large club following ever since.According to the accompanying BMI Heritage Certificate, this Austin-Healey 3000 (#BT7-L/8591) was assembled between the 1st and 4th April 1960 and dispatched to Los Angeles, California on April the 8th. It was built with left-hand drive, finished in Ivory White with black trim and 'factory-fitted' with Disc wheels, Roadspeed tyres, Laminated windscreen, Adjustable steering column, MPH Speedo, a Heater and Overdrive.It was purchased by our vendor in 2015 as a stalled restoration project, the previous owner had stripped the car and gone as far as having the chassis shot blasted and powder coated, before deciding that the project was a bit too much for him.The restoration has now been completed by our vendor who has spent tens of thousands of pounds during the processof turning the BT7 into one of the smartest 'Fast road' Healeys we have ever seen. Now superbly finished in British Racing Green, the body is mainly aluminium with the original Healey shrouds having been restored using traditional panel beating methods, an aluminium bonnet is fitted, as is an aluminium boot lid. The doors are aluminium skinned over the original steel frames and the wings are original.The car's specification is extensive but includes;Dennis Welch aluminium cylinder head with roller rocker conversionDennis Welch intake manifold holding triple 45DCOE Weber carburettorsDWR2 300 degree camshaft, tubular exhaust manifold with a competition silencerHigh torque starter motor, canister oil filter conversion, Mallory distributor with Lumination ignitionAlternator conversion, large-capacity water pump, bespoke aluminium radiator, electric fanRacing red key isolation switch mounted under the dash.Powervamp racing battery Straight cut/close ratio gearbox, manual overdrive, competition clutch,lightened flywheelTorque biasing limited slip differential, high deflection drive shaftsAluminium fuel tank, high-capacity fuel pumpWillans seat harnesses, fire extinguisherRestored black leather bucket seats, new black carpets, fully retrimmed, roll-over bar with diagonalWire wheels shot blasted, painted, and fitted with five new Michelin XAS 180 HR 15All new chrome work, competition racing grille, hard top in Old English WhiteOn a recent visit to Aldon Automotive's rolling road, we understand that after setting up, the engine displayed an output of a remarkable 220bhp. During September 2017 the car was fully inspected by an Austin-Healey specialist for insurance valuation purposes and they concluded that the 'Body, interior and Engine were in A1 condition' and placed the 'total loss value' at 70,000. This lovely 'Big Healey' is now right-hand drive and is accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, insurance valuation, some photographs of the restoration, a folder full of invoices and will have afresh MOT in time for the sale.

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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: TA1163462
  • Make: ASTON MARTIN
  • Model: DB9
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 2,008
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Red
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Auction: 27th/28th July 2019 - The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019

Supplied new by Stratstone Aston Martin, Cheshire in Toro Red with Obsidian black leather interior Just two owners have covered 10,000 miles with servicing carried out by Stratstone Aston MartinFew cars offer such style and power in an understated package and Toro Red is a very rare colourOffered to auction with full book packs in a condition commensurate with the low miles.Further information to follow shortly...

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