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  • RefCode: TA1099804
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: 2

The Maserati story is a fascinating one. It is the story of a family with daring, courageous and forward thinking ideas. The story starts with Rodolfo Maserati, a railway engineer who was employed by the Italian monarchy and the father of seven sons who all had a passion for engine design and racing cars. The Maserati brothers all became involved in the automotive industry in some way or another, however, it was on the 1st of December 1914 that Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto Maserati officially opened Alfieri Maserati Workshop in Bologna, Italy. Maserati chose the trident logo to adorn its cars. Its design was based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bolognas Piazza Maggiore. The colours chosen for the logo were also the colours of Bologna, red and blue. The business was focused on repairing, servicing and preparing cars, however, the world war cut business short and it wasnt until 1926 that Maserati built its first car, the Tipo 26. It was all about motorsport back then and in 1937 the Orsi family acquired ownership of Maserati which was in desperate need of financial backing to be able to survive. During the Orsi years Maserati grew from a boutique but very successful race car builder to one of the worlds leading manufacturers of hand built sports and GT cars. Orsi sold to Citroen in 1969 and subsequent owners of Maserati included the Italian State, De Tomaso, Fiat, Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler. Maserati built its first road car in 1946 even though times were tough in post War northern Italy. The car was the Maserati A6 where A was for Alfieri and 6 for the number of cylinders. The initial reception of the car was positive and a production Maserati A6/1500 was then shown at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show. This was a significant milestone in the Maserati legend and subsequent models included the A6G/2000, 3500 series cars, 5000GT, Mistral. Quattroporte, Mexico, Sebring and Ghibli. Maserati also continued to build very successful race cars that dominated tracks around the world including the 250F, 300S, 150S, 450S and the Birdcage. Maserati built some fabulous cars during Citroens ownership (including the Indy, Bora, Merak and Khamsin), however, times were tough and the company struggled financially. Citroen placed Maserati into liquidation in May 1975 and it was ultimately saved by the Italian government and Alejandro de Tomaso took control shortly thereafter. Under de Tomasos reign, Maserati quickly de-Citroenised their cars and introduced the Kyalami (in 1976) and Quattroporte III (in 1979) which shared many components with the De Tomaso Longchamp and Deauville respectively. One of de Tomasos key strategies was to introduce a new model that leveraged the Maserati brand but was more affordable and built in far greater numbers than all previous Maserati models. In December 1981 the Maserati Biturbo was introduced. Initially as a two door, 2+2 coupe and later, in 1983 as a saloon. The convertible, designed by Zagato, was introduced in 1984. The car was in many ways similar to BMWs 3 series cars of that era. As the name implies, the Biturbo was powered by twin turbocharged, V6 engine of 1996cc capacity. Whilst one could argue that the Biturbos styling was not particularly exciting, the car's two greatest assets were the luxurious interior and high performance. The Maserati Biturbo was well received from day one and it went on to become the most widely produced car in Maserati history. Engine size evolved from the initial 1996cc to 2491cc and ultimately 2790cc. In total 37,000 cars were built, from 1981 through until 1993. This included 3,076 Spyders, which was a productionrecord for open topped Maseratis. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1988 Maserati Biturbo Spyder. This car is 1 of only 122 Biturbo Spyder i 2500s built (powered by a 2491cc fuel injected version of the Biturbo engine). This Maserati Biturbo Spyder, with an automatic gearbox, was sold new in Australia on 18th July 1988, through Maserati Australia in Sydney. The service book shows the first owner was a company by the name of Marinic Industries. The car received a 10,000 km service on the 27th of August 1990 and the mileage at that time was noted as 9,879 km. Given the limited mileage travelled during its first few years, it is most likely that the car was used for weekend trips only early in its life. In June 1996 the second owner purchased the car through Maserati Australia in Sydney. The exact mileage at the time of purchase is not known, but the next service registered in the service book notes the mileage as 38,585 km on 13th August 1997. The car changed hands again in c2005. At that time the mileage was 47,000 km. The car was retained by its enthusiastic owner for the next 12 years and it continued to be used sparingly, averaging around 1,000 km per year. In 2017 the car was sold to a collector on the Gold Coast, joining an eclectic collection of cars. The car was stored and not driven and in May 2018 its then owner decided to change direction with his collection and the car was sold to its current Brisbane based owner. The car was immediately sent to Maserati specialists Automotion in Enoggera for a major service. At that time almost $ 10,000 was spent on the car. The brakes were reconditioned, the leaking steering rack was repaired, a new radiator was installed, the air conditioning system was repaired & re-gassed along with other miscellaneous work. At that time the mileage was noted as 61,424 km. Over the last three and a bit years the car has travelled almost 2,000 km and today the odometer reads 63,318 km. Today this car presents exceptionally well. From the exterior it is hard to believe that it is almost 35 years old! The paintwork, which is most likely original, is in exceptional condition with a very high gloss finish and a strong depth of colour. All of the external trim, including the bumpers, the lights/lenses, the fog lights with Cibie covers, the wonderful front grill and Maserati trident badge are all in very good condition. The delicate slotted alloy wheels are also in good condition with no kerb rash. The wheels are shod with relatively new Michelin Energy XM2 195/60R14 tyres (date stamped 47/17) all around. The soft top looks to be original and it fits exceptionally well. Whilst it is generally in good condition it does have a split on either side of the rear window. The rear tonneau cover which clips over the soft top when lowered is present and in good condition. Inside the cabin is indeed luxurious. The seats are incredibly plush and incredibly comfortable. The driving position is very good, though the offset pedals do take a little time to get used to. The interior of this Maserati Biturbo Spyder is in very good condition for an original car of this age. The top of the instrument binnacle has been repaired and there is some light patina evident in the leather and some of the timberwork, but there is nothing that really detracts from its overall presentation. The instruments & controls are crisp and clean, the steering wheel is in very good condition and everything looks to be in working order, except for the clock. The air conditioning blows cold air and even the heater works! The car starts easily at the turn of the key and it initially idles at about 2,500 rpm as the car goes through its start up ritual. After a relatively short period of time as everything warms up, the idle speed drops back. So once buckled up you select D and off you go. So whats this car like to drive? It is great fun and a real blast! This car is a typical 1980s turbo and pushed hard the turbine-like rush of power is intoxicating. Driven sedately the car is easy to drive and comfortable, particularly on the motorway and smooth roads. On a bumpy surface the car is prone to some scuttle shake, which is a characteristic of this model. Overall this car drives really well. The engine has loads of power on tap and it pulls strongly through the rev range. The automatic gearbox changes up and down smoothly, the brakes work well and the car steers directly, though we should point out the turning circle is terrible which is another foible of the Maserati Biturbo. Under the bonnet everything is very original and the condition is totally consistent with a car thats travelled a tick over 63,000 km. The boot looks to be have been sparingly used and is in excellent condition. The build quality of the Maserati Biturbos was never great and as a result many of these cars have suffered and many have had hard lives. Finding one in this condition is difficult. The Maserati Biturbo Spyders have taken off in Europe as reflected by their prices. In Australia they are still somewhat of a sleeper and quite frankly they offer a huge amount of car for the money. With unique Zagato styling, a powerful twin turbocharged V6 engine up front, a luxurious interior and of course the Maserati trident on the bonnet, these cars have to be one of the best value classic cars available today. Highlights: Australian delivered, factory right hand drive example. known ownership from new, with only 5 owners. books, including the original service book in the Maserati leather pouch, tools and jack (unused). low mileage, with only 63,318 km on the odometer. an incredibly original car, just a real time capsule. Price $39,950.

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

1974 Morgan Plus 8

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

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

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1104202
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 5,424

Cadillac is one of the oldest motor vehicle manufacturers in the world. When Henry Ford had a dispute with his investors in March 1902, he, together with several of his key partners left the Henry Ford Company. Two of Fords financial backers William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen approached Henry M Leyland of the Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Company to assess the value of the remaining assets and prepare the company for liquidation. Leland, however, convinced them to continue the company and on 22nd August 1902 the Cadillac Automobile Company was founded. The company was named after the French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who had founded the city of Detroit back in 1701. The first Cadillacs, the Runabout and the Tonneau were built in late 1902 and shown to the public at the New York Auto Show in January 1903. Their cars received rave reviews and even back then Cadillacs differentiator was quality, which is how the brand has been recognised ever since. In 1909 Cadillac was acquired by General Motors and has always been the flagship in the GM stable of car manufacturers. Prior to World War II Cadillac was a market leader of mass-produced luxury cars. In the 1930s, Cadillac added cars with V12 and V16 engines to their range, many of which were fitted with custom coach-built bodies. Cadillacs of this era were often referred to as American Rolls-Royces. The 1950s and 1960s were good times for the American automobile industry. The United States became the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles and the car had a significant influence on American culture. Fast food, rock 'n' roll, American diners, drive-in movies and of course cars were 'very cool'. One of Cadillacs most popular models was the Series 62, built from 1940 through until 1964. The first generation Series 62 was built between 1940 and 1941, the second generation between 1942 and 1947, the third generation between 1948 and 1953, the fourth generation between 1954 and 1956, the fifth generation between 1957 and 1958, the sixth generation between 1959 and 1960 and the final, seventh generation between 1961 and 1964. In 1949 the newly launched automotive magazine Motor Trend choose the Cadillac Series 62 as their first ever Car of the Year. The Series 62 built from 1950 to 1953 is considered by many to be Cadillacs post-war pinnacle of excellence. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. The original build record on file confirms the car is style number 53-6267X which is a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. It was invoiced on the 30th April 1953 and sold through the authorised Cadillac distributor in St Louis, Missouri, USA. The sale price is noted as US $3,564.39. The colour code is noted as 1 = black and the trim code 548 where 5 = tan (soft top) & 48 = red leather. Some of the option codes are difficult to read, however, it has S = power steering, D = chrome wheel discs and Y = Vanity mirror. The body name plate is present on this car and everything matches with the build record sheet. The car has had an engine change at some stage in its life, which is apparently quite common for these cars. The engine in the car is a period correct engine for a 1953 Cadillac. Little is known about this cars early history. The current owner acquired the car in Michigan, USA back in 2009 and subsequently imported it into Australia. There is a Michigan title on file in the name of the previous owner. The Australian Import Approval is dated 12th January 2010. The current owner had a vision to restore a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible to the highest possible standard. He was fussy and wanted a black car with a red interior and a car that had to be complete and in good condition. There is correspondence on file between the current and previous owner discussing the car which confirms that it was purchased as a mechanically sound, nice driver. There are photos on file showing the condition of the car as purchased and others showing some of the work completed by the previous owner. The car he found ticked all those boxes and soon after arriving into Australia it was sent to restoration specialist Justin Hills of Hills & Co Customs in Taree, NSW. The car was converted to right hand drive and restored to the highest possible standard. Once the body was complete, the car was sent to Annvid Auto Upholsterers in Capalaba (Brisbane) for a complete retrim and a new soft top. The engine was completely rebuilt by JB Automotive in Ayr, north Queensland. The final job was to fit a new stainless steel exhaust system to the car. The restoration was completed by the end of 2011 and the car was registered in QLD. This was a no expense spared restoration and there are receipts on file for almost $350,000. This 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible has been hardly used since it was restored. It has travelled less than 500 miles in the last 10 years. As a result the car today presents like a freshly restored car. The paint work is exceptional and a credit to Justin Hills and his team of master craftsmen. Black is a difficult colour at the best of time, however, this is an enormous car and the paintwork remains vibrant with a very high gloss finish. You have to look really hard to find any imperfections. The same is true for the chrome work which is a real feature on this car. The rest of the exterior trim, the wheels and the glass are also in excellent condition. The soft top remains like new and looks to have never been used. Not surprisingly, the engine bay and the boot are also immaculate. You open the massive door and slide behind the steering wheel and immediately you feel like youve taken a step back in time. Everything looks, feels and smells exactly the way it would have done when this car left the factory in 1953, and perhaps better! The interior of this car is quite simply stunning! The red leather upholstery, the carpets, the instruments and controls are all like new. Even the painted dashboard looks like new. There are no scratches or discolouration due to the sunlight and the paint presents like it does on the rest of the car it is immaculate. The steering wheel itself is a work of art! It presents beautifully in red and white and the Cadillac logo being the feature. The instrument cluster is simple, yet functional. Everything you need is right in front of you. As you would expect from a car like this, there is a lot of chrome inside the car as well. Most of the switches are chrome and they create a prefect contrast with the red interior. Incredibly, for a car built in 1953 everything is electric, or more precisely operated by Cadillacs complex Hydro-Lectric system. The windows, the soft top and even the seats are electric and they are all in perfect working order. After having admired the interior for a while its time to take the car out for a drive. The car is fitted with an immobiliser and after deactivating it you pump the accelerator two or three times, turn the key and the 331 cubic inch V8 engine quietly comes to life and almost immediately settles into a smooth idle. This is exactly what you would expect from a car like this. This car is fitted with a Hydramatic transmission, which in the 1940s and 1950s was the best automatic transmission available. In 1952 Rolls-Royce even acquired a license to produce them for their Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles. After getting comfortable it is time to hit the road. You gently move the gear lever on the column to DR for Drive, gently touch the accelerator and the car will just glide forward. Out on the road this car is just so nice to drive. Make no mistake this is a big and heavy car, yet the ride is incredibly smooth. After a few miles you are comfortable behind the wheel and whilst there is no doubt youare driving a car from days gone by, the sheer size of the car disappears. The automatic transmission is incredibly smooth and the engine has sufficient power to take the c2,300 kg car quickly to an acceptable cruising speed. We love the spot lights which are a fabulous finishing touch to the car. One feature on this car we havent mentioned is the radio. This has been discretely upgraded and there is an iPod hidden in the glove box with about 2000 period songs for your listening pleasure. Select the song to suite your mood and you will time warp back to Hollywood in 1953! The car has an owners manual, shop manual, a lever arch file of Cadillac information, an original sales brochure and an extensive file of receipts from the restoration. The car has hardly been used since it was restored and the owner has decided it is now time for someone else to enjoy this beautiful car. Today the odometer reads 81,008 miles. If you are looking for a nice Cadillac Series 62 then this is not the car for you. If you are looking for one of the very best 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertibles money can buy then please enquire. Highlights: - Desirable third generation Cadillac Series 62 convertible. - Restored to an incredibly high standard in its original colour scheme. - Converted to right hand drive, making it a more usable classic on Australian roads. - Just a STUNNING motor car! Price $239,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1106672
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • 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 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 120 in its name referred to its 120 mph top speed, which made the XK120 the worlds fastest production car in its day. It was available in two open versions, first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater), then also as a drophead coupe (DHC) from 1953. The car was also available as a closed or fixed head coupe (FHC) from 1951. The XK120 was succeeded by the XK140 which was launched in late 1954 and sold through until 1957. Whilst the XK140 looked similar to the XK120 there were in fact many subtle and indeed important differences. The XK140 featured a more spacious cabin and had improved brakes, suspension and steering. Visually the car had American style bumpers with overriders, a different grille (that had fewer, thicker vertical bars), a chrome strip on the bonnet & boot and an emblem Jaguar Winner Le Mans 1951-3 on the boot. The final iteration of the XK was the XK150 that was released in 1957. Whilst its family resemblance to its forbearers is obvious the XK150 was in fact a very different car. Most noticeable was the change to a one piece windscreen and the smoother wing line from the front to the rear of the car. Cabin space was significantly improved making the XK150 a far more comfortable car to drive. Mechanically the first XK150s were similar to the XK140s, however, an SE variant with a modified cylinder head giving more power and an S variant with triple SU carburettors giving even more power were soon available. In 1959 engine capacity was increased from 3.4 litres to 3.8 litres. Like the XK120 both the XK140 and XK150 were offered in three body styles being the roadster, drophead coupe and fixed head coupe. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a factory left hand drive 1951 Jaguar XK120 that was delivered new to the north American market. According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate on file this particular car was completed on the 8th June 1951 and despatched on the 20th June 1951 to Hornborg, Los Angeles in the USA. The car was originally finished in pastel blue with a duo-blue interior and a fawn soft top. The car is documented in the following books: The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere (2009) by John Elmgreen and Terry McGrath. The cars history stated below is an extract from that book: Chassis completed in June 1951 and despatched 20 June 1951 to Hornburg, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sold possibly to Dr E. Charland of Inglewood, California via Cavilar Motors of Los Angeles, California (however, this was not recorded by the factory). In December 1954 the car was sold by him to Edgar Zwieback of 175 Cordova Walk, Long Beach, California, and apparently owned by him at least into the 1970s. Nothing further known until the late 1980s when it was purchased in the USA by Peter Fox of Victoria, and imported into Australia. Said to be part of well-known businessman Lindsay Foxs collection. During the 1990s, the car was completely restored, including being repainted in its original Pastel Blue metallic. In March 2005 it went to auction with Bonhams and Goodmans at the Fox collection site in Docklands, Melbourne and was sold, apparently with just 19 miles recorded since the restoration. Still lhd at that time. Original colours: Pastel Blue, Duo Blue, Fawn. Regd: GGF710 (California, USA), KIF708 (California, USA). This car was one of several XKs purchased by Peter Fox and the second car restored by the Foxes. Terry McGrath. The current owner acquired this STUNNING Jaguar XK120 Roadster in December 2005 following its no sale at the Bonhams & Goodman Sydney auction in March 2005. This car is part of a major collection and it has been used sparingly since being purchased. Today the odometer reads 02715 miles. Its hard to believe that this car was restored in excess of twenty years ago. Granted it has hardly been driven, but everything is still very fresh. Today the car presents beautifully. When you look at this car, with spats fitted and presented in the most perfect colour scheme it is not hard to understand why the world went crazy for the Jaguar XK120 in 1948! The paint work on the car remains excellent all round with the only blemish some crazing where the soft top has rubbed against the body. All of the exterior trim, glass and chrome are also in excellent condition. The only exception being the exhaust tip which shows a few very light spots and there is the odd light scratch or mark on the chrome windscreen frame. Inside the cabin is quite simple, yet it oozes class. The leather remains subtle and clean and all of the instruments & controls (which are working order) are crisp and clear. The carpet has a few bare patches that have most likely been caused by moths. You may notice from the photothat the drivers door pull strap is missing. A replacement has been sourced and will be fitted prior to sale. The engine bay is clean & well presented and the boot looks to be unused. The soft top fits well and is in excellent condition. So whats it like to drive? Its fair to say it drives every bit as good as it looks. The engine starts easily and then it grumbles a little until the automatic choke turns off. It warms up quickly and then its all systems go. You are immediately surprised by the throttle response, which is almost instant. The performance of the car is really good. Everything is tight, just a like a freshly restored car! The gearbox is as smooth as a Moss box can be and the car steers and stops as it should. There is an unused spare wheel, jack and tool kit that will accompany the car. This Jaguar XK120 Roadster ticks all the boxes. The car retains its original matching numbers engine block which is unusual for many XKs. When restored it was finished in its original colour - which is just perfect for the car - and the finishing touch are the spats which complete the look. We have had the pleasure of handling a number of Jaguar XKs over the years and this one is without doubt the very best. Classic Jaguars are in high demand and these early XKs are just so very cool . . . and perhaps this example is the coolest cat of them all! Price: $179,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
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