Unique Cars

Price Range
Recently Listed
Seller Location
Radius (km)

Listing Type:

Year
-
Body Type
No. of Doors
Find Dealers
Seller Location
Radius (km)
Dealer Name or Keywords

New & Used Unique Cars For Sale in northgate

Trade Safely. Use our anti-scam guide to protect yourself.

22 result(s)
Sort by

show

results

  • 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 and at that time the odometer was showing 37,371 miles. 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. 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: TA1055962
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 4,390

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 125S, 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 built in the 1940s and early to mid-1950s were produced 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 contained some of the most special Ferraris ever built, including the Ferrari 250LM, 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 275 GTB was powered by a 12 cylinder engine of 3300cc capacity. The late 1960s and early 1970s were a fabulous time for Ferrari. Its flagship 365 GTB/4 Daytona was a resounding success and Enzos big risk the Dino 246 was also selling very well. At that time Ferrari wanted to continue with his tradition of producing high performance Grand Touring cars with a 2+2 configuration and the 365 GTC/4, which was a successor to the 365 GT 2+2 and the 365 GTC, filled that niche. The early 1970s were a time of innovation and Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati et al. continued to introduce new models in an endeavour to trump the other. The 365 GTC/4 was only in production in 1971 & 1972 and its successor the 365 GT/4 2+2 was first shown in October 1972 at the Paris Motor Show. This car, designed and built by Pininfarina, featured unique styling and whilst the sharp angular lines were very new for Ferrari it did share the characteristic design feature of a swage line dividing the body into an upper and a lower half with the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Unlike the GTC/4 the GT/4 2+2 couldseat four people in relative comfort. Mechanically the 365 GT/4 2+2 was almost identical to the 365 GTC/4 and its 4390 cc quad cam V12 engine with six Weber 38DCOE side draught carburettors put out an impressive 320 bhp and was capable of propelling the car from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/hr) in a healthy 6.4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 150 mph (250 km/hr). In period the car was well regarded though the oil crisis of the 1970s made the car somewhat difficult to sell and only 524 examples were built from 1973 to 1976. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this 1974 Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2. This particular car is an Australian delivered, factory right-hand drive example that was delivered new through WH Lowe Pty Ltd. The car was originally finished in oro kelso (gold) with a pelle beige interior. The car has a factory delivery date of April 1974. The Australian compliance plate is dated 10/74. The car is understood to have been sold new into Townsville, in north Queensland. Its subsequent history is known as this car has been in Queensland its entire life. The second owner was a Brisbane based lawyer and car guy who owned this 365 GT/4 2+2 through until 1986. The car was then purchased by people well known in the Ferrari Club and the car remained in their ownership through until 2006. Its fourth owner kept the car until 2014 and it was then sold through the Brisbane Ferrari dealer at the time, Euromarque, to its current owner. It is not known exactly when the car was repainted red, but it was most likely done in the early 1980s. The car has clearly been very well maintained throughout its life and it presents in excellent all round condition today. The car had a major engine rebuild in 2006. The engine has been re-bored, new pistons fitted, new valves & guides fitted, balanced and reassembled. This work was carried out at 98,000 miles. Additional work completed at the time included: replaced engine mounts, new clutch, gearbox overhauled, front shocks refurbished, front & rear rotors fitted along with pads. The car was sparingly used from 2006 through until 2014 and it suffered through lack of use. The car had developed a number of oil leaks as a result of gaskets and seals drying out. As a condition of purchase by the current owner in 2014 a number of items required attending to. The work done at this time included an engine out tidy up, with a number of gaskets and seals replaced. Additionally, the steering pump was overhauled, new engine mounts were fitted, the exhaust hangers replaced, the sway bar bushes & front lower shock bushes were replaced, the oil temperature sender was replaced, the car had all its fluids changed and a new battery fitted. All the work was completed by Euromarque. Oldtimer Australia has had the privilege of selling a number of Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2s and this car is another good one. This is just a beautifully presented and driving car. Whilst the car carries an older repaint, it still retains a great depth of colour and high gloss. There are some very minor stone chips, imperfections and small cracks in the paint, but you have to look hard. All of the exterior trim, lenses, chrome work, bumpers (which are original and have been restored) and the glass are also in good condition. This 365 has obviously been very well cared for throughout its life, evidenced by the condition of the interior of the car which looks to be original. The cabin is just a lovely place to be, presenting with just the right amount of patina. There are a few small splits starting to appear on the front seats and this job was next on the owners to do list. The dash, instruments & controls, steering wheel and timber veneer are all in good condition. This car retains an electronic versionof the original Becker Mexico radio (with an iPhone connection) which is a nice touch. The heart of any Ferrari is under the bonnet and the engine bay is just about as good as it gets on this car. The cars current owner can only be described as fastidious and he has painstakingly restored the engine bay to as close to how it was when the car rolled off the production line in Maranello all those years ago. The work carried out in the engine bay included: carburettors overhauled and restored to as built condition, the distributors were overhauled to as new condition and re-mapped, the distributor gear drives overhauled and restored, correct HT leads and lead brackets fitted, acorn nuts for the cam covers and correct metric fasteners fitted where required and the crackle finish was restored on the cam covers, air filter boxes, condensate canister and steel tubes. Everything is like new. Make no mistake this car is not just about the show! Whilst this car looks the goods it really gets exciting when you slip in behind the wheel . . . it has plenty of go! Prime the Webers, turn the key and the 4.4 litre V12 engine bursts into life. It starts easily and idles smoothly from the get-go. Buckle up and away you go . . . on the move, you realise that the car is really tight on the road with no rattles or squeaks. Like all Ferraris, it gets better and better as it warms up. It steers, handles and stops as you would expect. The gearbox is firm and the synchros are good, including second, even when cold. This car has power on tap in spades! The big V12 revs willingly and the car pulls strongly through the rev range. The oil pressure is good and the engine sounds just right. The air conditioning works and the car is fitted with period-correct Michelin XWX radial tyres and correct Koni shock absorbers, including the often replaced load levellers. The cars third and very long term owner has confirmed that the current mileage of 114,310 miles would be genuine. In almost six years of ownership this Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 has travelled only 5,500 miles. It is regularly seen at Ferrari Club events, various Cars & Coffee events as well as other car shows. This car was the recipient of a Gold Award at the last Ferrari Concours dElegance held in Brisbane. This Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 ticks all the boxes. Highlights: - an Australian delivered, factory RHD example. - finished in a popular colour scheme of red with a beige interior. - this is a well sorted example that is ready to be used and enjoyed. - it has Ferrari Classiche certification, books, known history from new, a history file - dating back to 1994, a diary on the car from 2014 and a correct jack kit. The Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 has to be the last of the relatively affordable classic front engined V12 Ferraris and this example now needs a new owner to use and enjoy it! Price $155,000.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1040073
  • Body Type: Roadster
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 3,781

Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1108764
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: Single-Seater

Bruce Leslie McLaren was born on the 30th August 1937 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was born with motor racing in his veins. From the young age of 14 he was racing cars and achieved great success at an early age. McLaren's talent was noted by none other than Jack Brabham, who was racing for Cooper back in the late 1950's. McLaren got a seat driving a Cooper T43 at the 1958 New Zealand Grand Prix where he performed exceptionally well before being forced to retire after completing 71 laps of the 75 lap race. He was selected as 'Driver to Europe' by NZIGP Association and headed to England in March 1958 to drive for John Cooper. Success came quickly for Bruce McLaren and he won the 1959 United States Grand Prix at age 22 years 104 days, becoming the youngest ever GP winner at that time. He then went on to win the first race of the 1960 Formula One season, the Argentine Grand Prix and he would finish runner up in the championship that year to Brabham. Whilst still racing for Cooper, he set up Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd in 1963. McLaren left Cooper at the end of 1965 and announced his own Formula One racing team, with co-driver and fellow Kiwi Chris Amon. It was a tough few years as McLaren found its feet, however, the hard work eventually paid off and Bruce McLaren took his fourth career win, claiming victory in the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in his McLaren-Ford. This was the team's first Grand Prix win. Another Kiwi, Denny Hulme, joined McLaren for the 1968 season and won twice in the McLaren-Ford that year with McLaren finishing second in the constructor's championship behind Lotus-Ford. In 1966 McLaren and co-driver Chris Amon won the controversial Le Mans 24 Hours in a Ford GT40. Bruce McLaren was a great driver, however, he was probably an even better constructor. McLaren loved the evolving and very popular Can-Am Series and achieved great success winning five consecutive championships from 1967 to 1971. McLaren himself won the championship in 1967 and 1969 with team mate Denny Hulme winning in 1968 and 1970. American, Peter Revson completed the quintuple winning the championship in 1971. Sadly, Bruce McLaren died on the 2nd June 1970 while testing a Can-Am car at Goodwood. Teddy Meyer took control of McLaren and the legacy lived on with McLaren becoming an even more dominant force in motor racing. McLaren decided to abandon Can-Am at the end of 1972 and focus solely on Formula One. When the original Can-Am series ceased at the end of 1974, McLaren was by far the most successful constructor, with an incredible 43 race wins. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1971 McLaren M8E Can-Am race car. In 1968 Bruce McLaren and his team developed the McLaren M8A for that years Can-Am season. It was an evolution of the M6A (which had won the championship in 1967) and had an all-aluminium 7 litre Chevrolet big block V8 engine. The engines were built by Gary Knutson and developed around 620hp. For the 1969 season the M8B was developed, it had a slightly upgraded engine which now developed 630 hp.. A partnership was created between Bruce McLaren Racing and the Racing Division of Trojan Limited to build the M8C, which was a customer version of the M8A,. Going forward Trojan would build all customer cars and Bruce McLaren Racing would build the works cars. The 1970 season saw the introduction of the M8D. The engine was enlarged to 6.7 litres and now produced 670 hp. For the 1971 season McLaren introduced another customer car, the M8E. It was based on the M8B and again built exclusively by Trojan Limited. The final works car was the M8F which was also introduced in 1971. It now had an 8 litre engine which produced 740 hp. The final customer car was the M8FP which was based on the M8F. Total Mclaren M8 production comprised of 2x M8As and 1x spare tub, 2x M8Bs and 1x spare tub, 10x M8Cs, 4x M8Ds, 11x M8Es (plus 2x unnumbered tubs) and 2x M8Fs. The McLaren M8E offered for sale is chassis number M8E-80-04. The car was purchased by Roy Woods of Roy Woods Racing Inc (US) to complete in the 1971 Can-Am season. The car was entered as part of the ARA American Racing Associates team bearing number 29. They missed out on the first two races but by round 3 at the Road Atlanta circuit, the car was ready to compete with Vic Elford the driver. Unfortunately, problems with the oil pressure and the clutch resulted in a DNF. Round 4 at Watkins Glen gave the team a far better result, the car qualified 16th and finished 8th. Round 5 at the Mid-Ohio circuit resulted in another DNF, however, this time it wasnt a problem with the car. Exhaustion forced Elford to retire the car. Round 6 at the Road of America circuit saw the car qualify in 5th place and finish the race in 3rd position. During the next round at Donnybrook Vic Elford almost repeated the result from the previous round. This time he qualified 6th and finished 4th. For reasons unknown, the car didnt participate in round 8. Round 9 took place at the famous Laguna Seca circuit. Unfortunately, disaster struck in the preceding practice on Thursday. Elford crashed the car, cannoning backwards at over 100mph into a bridge abutment. Fortunately, Elford suffered only minor injuries, but the tub was destroyed and unrepairable. Elford was given an M8D for the race. Roy Woods Racing ordered a new M8E tub and managed to get the car ready for the next round. At round 10 at the Riverside circuit Elford retained the M8D, so Sam Posey drove the M8E, qualifying 7th and finishing 4th. At the end of the season the car was sold to William Bill Cuddy. Cuddy entered the car into three rounds of the 1972 Can-Am season. Alan Johnson raced the car in round 4 at the Mid-Ohio circuit and Bill Cuddy raced the car in round 8 at Laguna Seca and in round 9 at Riverside. In 1973 Cuddy entered the car for only one race, being round 7 at Laguna Seca. After the 1973 season he sold the car to Dick Workman. Over the next few years, the car changed hands a few times. Workman sold it to Lynn Sinclair, who sold it to Merle Brennan who purchased the car for parts for his M8F, but soon discovered the parts were not interchangeable. He sold the car back to Workman minus the front and rear suspension. Dick Workman returned the car to race ready and competed in the 1977 Can-Am series. The car was entered as an M8L, the L possibly referring to the Lola uprights and suspension Workman had fitted to the car. In 1979 the car was sold to Chuck Haines from Can-Am Cars Ltd. He went on a journey to have the car restored to its original specification, which included painting the car in its original colour scheme of yellow with red livery, exactly as it was raced by Vic Elford in 1971. The majority of the work was done by the Symbolic Motor Car Company in San Diego, California. The car was invited to appear at the 2006 Amelia Island Concours dElegance which was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Can-Am. In 2011 the car was sold by Haines to an Australian enthusiast. There is an import approval on file dated 28th June 2011 and the car was subsequently imported here. The car was enjoyed for the next 8 years, which also included a return to Laguna Seca. The car was taken to The Monterey PreReunion and The Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California, USA in August 2016. The current owner acquired M8E-80-04 in 2019 and now wants to go in a different direction with his car collection. Today this McLaren M8E presents immaculately and is in race ready condition. Accompanying the car is a massive history file, including lots of period information and photographs. Importantly, the car has a CAMS log book and Certificate of Description (COD) which were issued on the 28th February 2012. The car was validated by Barry Lock, who worked for McLaren from 1967 to 1974 and again briefly in 1975. Barry was heavily involved with the McLaren M8Es and he was one of three McLaren employees who liaised with Trojan, who built the customer cars for McLaren. Barrys Survey Report issued in October 2019 is on file. There is a significant inventory of spare parts, including a spare engine, which can be purchased with the car. McLaren dominated Can-Am racing in the late 1960s and early 1970s and these cars are simply monsters of the track! With essentially no restrictions they were faster than Formula One cars in period. A car of this caliber is seldom offered for sale in Australia. A truly unique opportunity. Highlights: - Purchased new by Roy Woods to compete in the 1971 Can-Am Series. - Raced by Vic Elford with some success finishing 3rd in Round 6 and 4th in Round 7, but damaged in Round 9 of the 1971 Can-Am series and subsequently rebuilt. - Known and documented history passing through a number of owners until restored from 1987 - 1995. - Invited to appear at the 2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. - Australian import approval on file dated 28 June 2011. - CAMS historic log book and COD issued 28th February 2012. - Campaigned at historic motorsports events in Australia 2012 - 2016. - Taken to The Monterey PreReunion and The Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California, USA in August 2016. - Sold to the current owner in May 2019. - Car validated by Barry Lock, who worked for McLaren from 1967 to 1974 and again briefly in 1975. Barrys Survey Report issued in October 2019 is on file. There are some fabulous videos of the car online. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlfiT4MRFnM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17-lKnaGbPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_hKUjxYZxI Price $699,950

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1107458
  • Body Type: Sedan
  • 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 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. Whilst the Jaguar name is synonymous for sporting cars it is also recognised for building some of the worlds best luxury saloons. Jaguar was and still is uniquely positioned in the market in this regard. 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 1969and almost 4,500 and 2,800 respectively of each model were built. Both the 240 and 340 can easily be identified by the slim line bumpers which give the car a more sophisticated look. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1968 Jaguar 240. This Australian delivered, factory RHD example has the desirable manual gearbox. The Jaguar 240 is in many ways different to the Jaguar Mk2 2.4. A number of improvements were applied to the 240 to make it a far better car to drive compared to the early Mk2 2.4s. The engine has a straight-port type cylinder head, twin HS6 SU carburettors (which are a considerable improvement over the Solex carburettors on the Mk2 2.4) and a new inlet manifold. As a result, output of the 2.4 engine was increased from 120 hp to 133 hp. At the same time, torque was increased as well. All this resulted in the 240 being able to exceed 100 mph, something its predecessor could never do. The Heritage Certificate on file confirms this is an Australian delivered (Brysons), factory right hand drive car with a date of manufacture of the 29th May 1968. The date of despatch is noted as the 17th July 1968. This Jaguar 240 was delivered new in cream with a red amla interior. The car is fully matching numbers. The chassis, engine, gearbox and the body numbers are as noted on the Heritage Certificate. This car is very well known to Oldtimer Australia, having sold it twice previously. We sold it to the previous owner in early 2016 and then the current owner in early 2018. When we first acquired this Jaguar 240, it was a single family-owned car that was delivered new in Adelaide by local Jaguar agent Bryson Jaguar and registered as RLK 888. Its first owner bought the car in 1968 as a retirement present to himself at 61 years of age. He cherished the car and drove it literally to church, choir practice and golf until his death at the age of 94 in 2001. At that time the car had travelled approx. 78,000 miles. From new the car was registered in both the owners and his sons name and in 2001 the car was then brought to Brisbane. It was then repainted (in its original colour), re-upholstered (in its original colour) together with new trimming and wood work. At that time power steering was also fitted. It was then essentially used as a daily driver and had travelled approximately 140,000 miles by 2015.The owner then spent a significant sum of money to bring the car up to a condition that his father would have been proud of. The interior was freshened up, which included the following: the car was recarpeted, had the roof lining replaced, the front seats had been repaired and recoloured, the timber polished and the steering wheel refurbished. The car also had some body repairs and paint touch-ups, mostly in the boot. When the current owner acquired the car the odometer was at 42,733 miles. Whilst the car still presents really well, he is a driver and not a polisher and he has used and enjoyed the car as its makers intended. Today the odometer reads 47,810 miles, confirming that the car has travelled just over 5,000 miles in his 3½ years of ownership. To improve the driving experience he has upgraded the shock absorbers and fitted a heavy duty front sway bar. The car starts easily with a full choke needed from cold. You can back the choke off pretty much straight away and the engine settles into a smooth idle. Out on the open road this cool cat is a great car to drive. The engine has plenty of power on tap and it revs willingly through the rev range. The gearbox shifts up and down without any hesitation and the car performs as it should. Its current condition is just lovely. The car could be described as just like your favourite leather jacket . . . well worn with just the right amount of patina. The paintwork, chrome, trim and glass are all in very good condition. On closer inspection there are some blemishes, small chips and cracks in the paint, but from say a meter it is really good. The cockpit is just fabulous and just how you would want it to be. The leather is in great condition with just the right amount of patina. There are no rips or tears. All of the timber is in good condition as is the interior trim and all of the instruments. The colour combination of cream with the red interior is stunning and it is beautifully complimented by the as new wire wheels, which are fitted with Suretrac Power Touring P205/70R15 tyres dated stamped 2016. The car is accompanied by a file of receipts going back to 2001, an owners manual, jack, and a mostly complete tool kit. Apart from the power steering, the car is extremely original and its condition is a credit to its previous owners. Its a pleasure to be able to offer such a lovely original and unmolested car. Highlights: Australian delivered, factory right hand drive Jaguar 240. Single family ownership until 2015. Genuine three owner car. Well presented and a great car to drive. The Jaguar 240 is a relatively rare model and quite frankly great value compared to the other Jaguar Mk2s Price $43,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1090589
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 4
  • Capacity - cc: 1,971

The Bristol Car Company has a rich and fascinating history. Its origins date back to the Bristol Aeroplane Company (formerly The British and Colonial Aeroplane Company) that was founded in February 1910 by Sir George White, chairman of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company, along with his son Stanley and his brother Samuel, to commercially exploit the fast-growing aviation sector. The Bristol Aeroplane Company developed into a British industrial powerhouse and they built some of the worlds most technologically advanced aeroplanes. Some of the most well-known and successful aircraft built by Bristol were the Bristol F2 Fighter (used during World War I), the Bristol Bulldog and the Bristol Beaufighter (used during World War II). Following the First World War the British aircraft industry suffered a dramatic downturn and subsequently significant financial challenges. In an endeavour to keep its workforce employed the Bristol Aeroplane Company undertook the manufacture of a light car, the single seat Bristol Monocar which was powered by a motorcycle engine, the construction of car bodies for Armstrong Siddeley and bus bodies for their sister company, Bristol Tramways. The company survived, but times were tough. Aircraft manufacturing ramped up again with the outbreak of the Second World War, however, management had learned that they must plan for the future. It is understood that discussions started as early as 1941 to establish a post war car manufacturing division. Bristol began working with AFN Ltd, makers of Frazer Nash cars and British importer of BMWs before the war, on plans for a joint venture in automotive manufacturing. What ultimately eventuated was that the Bristol Aeroplane Company took over AFN Ltd and established its car manufacturing division, Bristol Cars. A purpose built factory was constructed at Filton Aerodrome, near Bristol. The first Bristol was designated the 400 and not surprisingly given the Frazer Nash and BMW connection it was based on a BMW 326 chassis with BMW 327 styling. The engine, whilst built by Bristol, was also based on a BMW 327. The first prototypes were built in late 1946, however, the car was formally introduced at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show. The car was a great success for Bristol and almost 500 examples were built through until 1950. This included 17 Drophead Coupes with coachwork by Pininfarina. In 1949 Bristol introduced the 401, which was designed and bodied by Touring of Milan in Italy. The new model was aerodynamically sleeker and featured superleggera construction with an aluminium body over a steel frame. As a result the car weighed significantly less and its performance was greatly enhanced. Bristol was gaining a reputation for building technologically advanced motor cars that were luxurious, very reliable and offered genuinely exciting performance on the road. Their cars were not cheap andas a result they remained somewhat exclusive. Buyers of new Bristols back in the day were typically wealthy businessman who wanted a car to stand out in a crowd. They also wanted a car they could drive and enjoy and many Bristols were used for hill climbs and weekend motor racing. Bristol developed the 450 specifically for motor racing and it made its debut at the 1953 Le Mans 24 hour race. Two cars were entered in the race, however, they both retired with engine failures after about 10 hours. Bristol returned to Le Mans in 1954 and entered three cars, with uprated engines and improved aerodynamic bodywork. In contrast with the previous year all three cars finished the race, coming home in first, second and third place in their class and seventh, eighth and ninth overall. Their performance also earned Bristol the team prize. Bristol returned to Le Mans again in 1955 and again performed exceptionally well achieving the same results as in 1954. The race became famous for the wrong reason when a major accident resulted in debris flying into the crowd killing 83 people and injuring many more. Following this race a number of manufacturers, including Bristol, retired from motor racing indefinitely. Subsequent road cars included the 403 (1953-1955, 287 cars built), which was a further development of its predecessors, the 404 (1953-1958, 52 cars built), the 405 (1953-1958, 308 cars built and the 406 (1958-1961, 174 cars built). Bristol Cars was sold after its parent company joined with other British aircraft companies in 1960 to create the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), which later became part of British Aerospace. In 1953 Bristol introduced the two door 404 and four door 405. For these models Bristol abandoned the BMW style radiator grille for a style that reflected its aviation heritage. A unique design feature of the 404 and 405 is the sizable lockers in the front wings accessed externally by gullwing doors. On a right hand drive car, the locker on the drivers side held the spare wheel and jack, whilst that on the passengers side housed the battery and fuse panel. These cars also had upgraded engine performance, an improved gearbox with a short gear lever and front disc brakes as an option. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1955 Bristol 405 Sports Saloon. The original build sheet on file confirms that this car was ordered on the 01/10/54 by Parrs (Leicestershire) Limited from Abbey Lane in Leicestershire in the UK as a demonstrator. The estimated date of despatch was noted as 18/02/55. The original colour scheme is noted as chinese ivory with black upholstery and gold wheels. The car was originally registered as MJF2. The factory Car Service Record on file notes a disc brake conversion on the 16/10/58 at 15,847 miles. There is also a document on file summarising its history. The cars first owner was Frank Newton Bott from Linwood just outside Glasgow in Scotland. Bott immigrated to Australia in the 1960s, bringing the car with him. He moved to Perth in Western Australia and the car was registered as URN 640. Bott sold the car in September 1968 to Reg Blewett who also lived in Perth. Over the next 35 years, the car changed hands a few times, initially staying in Perth then moving east to Melbourne and later Bendigo. The cars current owner, who is very well known in the Bristol community in Australia, purchased it in 2003 from Colin Kennedy in Bendigo. This Bristol 405 was a little tired when he purchased it and in 2008 he had the body stripped to bare metal and repainted in its current colour scheme of navy blue with a silver roof. There are some photos on file of this work. The body was found to be very good, apart from some corrosion around the front indicators. Some woodwork was replaced around the rear window. This and a few other imperfections were expertly repaired by a gentleman at the Caboolture airport, where he was restoring vintage aeroplanes. The panel gaps are generally very good for a hand built car. The current owner is a driver and not a polisher, so therefore his cars get used! Today this car presents very well, but it is not a show car. The paint is in good condition as is all of the external trim. Unfortunately, someone has reversed into the car and hit it with what looks to be a tow ball. There is a slight dent in the front bumper which has also pushed back and caused minor damage to the body. The damage is not obvious, but it is there. The wheels are in good condition and shod with (older) Falken 175/80R16 tyres all round. The interior was retrimmed back in 2008 and it still presents nicely today. There are no rips or tears to the upholstery and even the carpets are in good condition. The timberwork is also in good condition, but it would benefit from a sand and polish. There looks to have been large speakers previously mounted on the rear parcel shelf which have left some marks. The rear quarter windows are both missing their latches. The engine was rebuilt back in 2008 and the car would have travelled less than 10,000 miles since then. The car runs and drives exceptionally well and anyone in the know appreciates that the engine and gearbox are both a feature on these early Bristols! This car has a wonderful exhaust note and the engine sounds just fabulous. These cars were well ahead of their time and this example proves just that. Its hard to believe that this is a 65 year old car! Whilst the driving position is typically 1950s British, you do feel comfortable behind the wheel. The steering wheel itself is quite large in diameter. It is similar to a period Aston Martin and designed to give the driver the ability to easily manoeuvre the car whilst driving with some gusto! Out on the open road this car performs exceptionally well. Its current owner has driven it to rallies right across the country where it has always performed with aplomb. The car has factory overdrive which makes it a comfortable cruiser at motorway speed. Did we mention the engine and gearbox . . . fantastic! The documentation on file notes that the car has had an engine change very early in its life, possibly before being sold to its first owner. The engine in the car is the correct engine type, with the suffix 100B. Today the odometer reads circa 87,500 miles. Accompanying the car is the original build sheet, some Bristol historical documents & club records of ownership, restoration photos from 2008, a spare wheel/tyre and jack. The following quote from British Autocar magazine (8th October 1954) sums up the Bristol 405 very well . . . . a close examination of both the mechanical components and the bodywork indicates that the manufacturers of this streamlined sports saloon are out to produce a vehicle that is as good as the best. Highlights: - A rare and exclusive 1950s British classic. - 1 of only 308 examples built. - Well presented in a colour scheme that perfectly suits the car. - Mechanically sorted and ready to use. Price $104,950.

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

1974 Morgan Plus 8

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • 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: TA1087759
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 3,929

The Lamborghini story is fascinating in itself but for the company to have survived all these years and indeed celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2013 is quite amazing. Ferruccio Lamborghini was an entrepreneur, a very successful businessman and a lover of the finer things in life, including sports cars. He was fortunate enough to own some wonderful cars including Ferraris however, he found fault with them all. According to the legend following a meeting with Enzo Ferrari to discuss some of the short comings of his cars Enzo dismissed Ferruccio and he subsequently decided that he could build a better car. Not long after, in May 1963, Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini SPA was established and the small town of Sant'Agata Bolognese, located between Modena and Bologna, was chosen as the location to build the factory. Born under the Zodiac sign Taurus Lamborghini chose the raging bull as the emblem for his sports cars. Lamborghini knew what he wanted and he put together a highly skilled team. His first car, the 350 GTV was shown at the Turin Motor Show in October 1963. This car received mixed reviews, however, Lamborghini was not deterred and made a number of improvements and design changes to this original concept. The first Lamborghini production car, the 350 GT, left the factory in mid 1964. The 350 GT evolved into the 400 GT 2+2 and later the Islero. In parallel to building these classic front engine V12 GT cars Lamborghini wanted to build a super car, enter the Miura first shown as a rolling chassis in 1965, and also a GT car that could comfortably seat four people, enter the Espada in 1968. The mid to late sixties were good times for Lamborghini and his cars were revered the world over. One of Lamborghinis biggest markets was the USA and he needed to redesign the Islero to comply with strict new design rules. Ferruccio decided to commission a new car and so the Jarama (pronounced Yah-rah-mah) was born. Named after a district in Spain renowned for breeding fighting bulls the Jarama was first shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show. The car designed by Bertones Marcello Gandini was unique but compared to many other Lamborghinis quite subtle or even understated in its design, which is exactly what Lamborghini wanted. According to the numbers only 327 Jaramas were built. Of these, 177 were the 'standard' Jarama produced from 1970 to 1972 and 150 were the Jarama S produced from 1972 to 1975, though many completed cars were sold post 1975. It is understood that circa 23 right hand drive cars were built, comprising of 5 Jaramas and 18 Jarama S (or GTS). Of the 5 right hand drive Jaramas built, 2 were UK delivered, 2 Singapore delivered and the other was Australian delivered. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this spectacular and extremely rare right hand drive Lamborghini Jarama. The factory records confirm this car was completed on the 6th August 1971 and delivered to Lamborghini London. The car is noted as being 'rosso alfa' (red) with a 'nero' (black) interior. It was delivered new with air conditioning. Whilst this car is 1 of the 2 UK delivered right hand drive Jaramas, it was purchased new in the UK by an Australian, Graeme Cook, who imported it here in late 1971. The current Victorian Registration documents note that the car was complianced in 01/1972. Cook owned the car a short time then sold it to Michael Abon, an owner of BP service stations in Melbourne. The current owner first acquired this Lamborghini Jarama in 1975. At that time he purchased the car from Chris Smith, who was a car broker, sports car / historic race driver and motor racing commentator. Smith was understood to have owned the car for some 18 months. The car was enjoyed for 5 years before it was sold in 1980 to Lutz Frankenfeld, a Darwin based businessman who drove the car from Melbourne to Adelaide before transporting it to Darwin. Frankenfeld owned the car for almost 10 years. There are two period photos of the car on file taken at prestige car dealer Oxford Allenby Motors in Perth in the late 1980's, which would have been when Frankenfeld sold the car. At that time the odometer was c55,000 miles. Fast track to 2004 and the owner of this Lamborghini Jarama from 1975 to 1980 bought his old car back. Hed always regretted selling this car and after several years of looking, it turned up in Perth at the Motor Museum of Western Australia. The car had been in continuous ownership for 15 or so years. Its then owner passed away and his family had the car displayed at the Motor Museum of Western Australia. At that time the car was registered as 1BUF012 (WA). This car is well travelled and Ferruccio would have been well pleased that it has been used and enjoyed throughout its life. In 2009 the engine was rebuilt by Lamborghini specialist Paul Placzek from Sports & Classic Car Services in Melbourne. At that time the odometer was 97,957 miles. This is a well known car in Melbourne and it is often seen on various classic Italian car rallies and other events. It has averaged around 1,000 miles per annum since the engine was rebuilt and the odometer today reads 07993 (107,993) miles. The car has just been repainted in its original colour by classic and prestige car specialists Luxury Auto Body in Melbourne. As a result, the car presents today like new. We love the look of the Jarama in red which is beautifully contrasted by the subtle chrome work and black accents. The Miura style knock off wheels, which are a real feature of the Jarama and a preferred look to the bolt on wheels of the Jarama S, are in beautiful condition with no scrapes or wheel rash evident. All of the chrome, other external trim, lights/lenses and the glass are in very good condition. The cabin in a Jarama is arguably the most comfortable of all the classic Lamborghinis. Visibility is excellent and the seats are quite luxurious. The interior of this car is finished in its original black and it provides a lovely contrast to the red paint work. All of the leather is in excellent condition and there are no rips, tears or splits to any of the upholstery. The timber steering wheel and gear knob are a feature and both are in excellent condition on this car. All of the instruments and controls are in working order and the (upgraded) air conditioning even blows cold air. On a recent test drive, this car performed every bit as good as it looks. Like most big V12 Lamborghinis this Jarama needs plenty of fuel sucked into the carburettors to get the engine started. Once it fires the engine quickly settled into a smooth idle. This car has been upgraded with electronic ignition which has probably helped with the smoothness of its running, particularly when cold. What became immediately apparent was that this car was unfussed nudging in and around busy Melbourne traffic. The gearbox is smooth from cold and there is no need to be apprehensive selecting second gear. This car is fully sorted and an absolute joy to drive. It really finds its head once out on the motorway and put simply it just wants to go. A break in traffic opens up and the car just takes off. Lamborghinis 3929cc V12 is an absolute jewel and the engine in this car has loads of power on tap and it revs willingly through the rev range without any hesitation at all. The brakes are more than adequate and pullthe car up effortlessly in a straight line. The handling is balanced and the steering is direct. Interestingly, the feel is quite different to an Espada which has a slightly longer wheelbase. The Jarama was a favourite of Ferruccio Lamborghini. To quote him from the January 1991 issue of Thoroughbred & Classic Cars . . . I preferred the Jarama to all the others, because it is the perfect compromise between the Miura and the Espada. The Miura is a sports car for the young at heart who wants to go like hell and love to be seen. Myself, I considered the Miura too extrovert after a while. In turn, the Espada was my Rolls Royce . . . still quite fast, but also large and comfortable. The Jarama is the perfect car if you just want to have one car. The Miura and Countach are the best known classic Lamborghinis, however, the front engine V12 cars have now developed strong interest from collectors and enthusiasts all over the world. The early 350 GT / 400 GT 2+2s and even the Islero have taken off in terms of price and the Jarama has slept quietly in their shadows. The secret is out, however, and the Jarama is now becoming sought after and prices are on the rise. Its best competitor from across town at Maranello would be the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 and the Jarama offers great value, is every bit as good to drive (if not better!) and it is a lot rarer compared to the C4. The car is confirmed as matching numbers. It has a correct spare wheel but no tool/jack kit. There are service receipts on file dating back to 2005, an original owners manual, an Espada/Jarama engine manual (copy), parts manual (copy), original sales brochures and other literature that will accompany the car. The owner has decided it is time to down size his collection. As noted above, this car has just been repainted and he has therefore decided it is probably the right time to sell. Highlights: - 1 of only 5 factory right hand drive Lamborghini Jaramas built. - A beautifully presented car that is absolutely fantastic to drive. - Recently repainted and only 10,000 miles since the engine was rebuilt. - A well known, well maintained car with a known history from new. Price - $349,950.

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
22 result(s)
Sort by

show

results

The information contained within classified listings on TradeUniqueCars.com.au is generated by the private and dealer advertisers. Please confirm listing details including price and specifications directly with the seller.