Saturday, 18 February 2017

1957 AUSTIN A35 DELUXE SALOON - DD Classics, Surrey TW9 4HJ

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97 - 101 North Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4HJ
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1957 AUSTIN A35 DELUXE SALOON 


  • Supplied with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate
  • Beautiful chrome details
  • Upgraded sensibly

Austin A35’s always had good performance for their class and even led to some saloon car racing successes during the mid 1950’s. The A35 featured a larger front grille, a larger rear window and flashing turn signal indicators to replace the semaphore indicators used on the A30. Production of the A35 Saloon lasted until 1959 when the model was replaced by the Farina styled Austin A40.
Mechanically the car was fairly standard, with independent coil springs at the front and a beam axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear, it also has worm type steering.

Our Austin is a really well sorted and delightful A35 Deluxe with chrome surround opening rear windows. It has been sensibly upgraded with a 1,275cc engine, twin SU carburettors and uprated brakes. The car benefits from Twin spotlights, chrome over riders, a radio with roof mounted ariel, reversing light and a tow bar.
Inside, the A35 shines with beautiful Cherry Red seats with matching Red carpets, all are in fabulous condition, the colour contrasts the Black exterior and dashboard stunningly. Presented in superb order throughout and bringing a smile wherever it goes, this is a really outstanding 1950’s icon that is ready to be enjoyed.

Supplied with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate and numerous MOT’s dating back until 1981.
Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

FIAT ABARTH X1/9 RALLY PROTOTIPO Gr.4 - Targa Florio Classics, South Gloucestershire

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Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire
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FIAT ABARTH  X1/9 RALLY PROTOTIPO Gr.4 



We have for you viewing pleasure this veritable feast for the eyes. Introducing our tribute to one of Abarth's craziest concoctions. The X1/9 Abarth Prototipo.
Armed with a very potent 2.0ltr Lancia DOHC engine pumping out a healthy 175hp and weighing only 900kg.
Engine upgrades include Kent camshafts, a worked cylinder head and intake manifold, high compression pistons, baffled Montecarlo sump and dual Weber DCNF carburettors.


Obviously with all of those extra horses on tap the brakes and suspension have been suitably upgraded. It has the necessary big brake conversion with discs all round. Transferring that power to the tarmac is a set of sticky yet road legal Avon CR500 tyres.
9x13 Revolution wheels with 245/50/13 on the rear, 7x13 with 205/55/13 on the front.

Suspension is a full set of adjustable Leda coilovers which have just been fully serviced along with front negative camber. Both front and rear suspension turrets are seam welded with 5mm strengthening plates.
Goodridge aviation hoses and period works style cooling ducts complete the competition theme.



On the inside there is a full Alley Bars roll cage. The OMP seats hold you firmly in place and coupled with Sabelt 6 point harnesses. Both are in date until 2018 and FIA approved. The flocked dashboard houses original Veglia Borletti gauges as per the original works cars.

Ready to rally with an up to date MSA logbook and FIA Rally Pass this Fiat is eligible for a whole host of events and would be welcome on the most prestigious of them.




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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

1957 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER - Cheshire Classic Cars

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Cheshire
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1957 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER



  • Matching numbers
  • Received a full cosmetic restoration
  • Restored to concours standard
  • Comes with the original M-B build sheet


This is a superb example of a matching numbers 300SL Roadster, which was originally supplied to the US market, and has chrome wheels. 
In the early 1990's, the car received a thorough mechanical re-commissioning by noted 300SL expert Scott Grundfor who restored the car to concours standard. It was subsequently treated to an extensive cosmetic restoration by Tom Drummond's Quality Restoration services in California. After a bare-metal strip down, the roadster was refinished in black, and trimmed with a light-brown Bamboo interior to the highest standards. The gauges were restored, and all chrome and bright work re-finished to factory correct specifications.
As one of the early-production 300SL Roadsters, this example has the less corrosion-prone non-alloy block 2996 cc 6 cylinder engine and 4 wheel independent suspension with drum brakes. It comes with the original M-B build sheet and tools and full original documentation.
This car is in truly superb condition, with mirror-like paintwork and chrome, and an interior that looks almost too good to sit in, and smells wonderful. The underbonnet area is not only faithful to factory specifications, but pristine, as is the underside. Importantly the car's signature "spaceframe" chassis is completely free of potential previous mis-treatment, either through accident damage or people jacking the car up in the wrong place- not to be taken as read! Panel-fit and finish are as exemplary as they should be, for these almost obsessively constructed cars.
As faultless to drive as an almost 60-year old car can be, it wants for nothing apart from a new home!  








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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Aston Martin V8 Volante Series II Fuel Injection - allAstonMartin.com

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 allAstonMartin.com
Buckland Heights Walton Heath Tadworth Surrey
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Aston Martin V8 Volante Series II Fuel Injection - £199,950

Chassis Number: SCFCV81C6HTR15520
Engine Number: V/585/5520
UK Registration Number: D 282 FYL
Date of first reg: 12th May 1987
Exterior colour: Champagne
Hood: Beige Everflex
Interior colour: Beige leather piped Parchment
Current Odometer reading: 30,620
Mileage Warranty:
Steering: Right
Transmission: Automatic
Options: Head Rests with Pads, Nardi Steering Wheel, Convertible Wind Deflector, Auxiliary driving lamps, Front fog lamps, Becker Cascade with iPod connection Bluetooth and Satellite Navigation,Parking sensors. 


Announced on 21st June 1978 the V8 Volante was built to satisfy the persistent demands for new open four seater cars. Ably demonstrated by the escalation in prices of used Aston Martin drop-head coup├ęs, particularly in the United States. Its specification follows the contemporary V8 saloon series IV (Oscar India) announced four months later, sharing revised rear body lines, bonnet (the carburettor bulge with dummy air scope now closed at front), burr walnut dash board and door cappings. The convertible hood is fully lined and power operated. The engine, was by then the well tried and tested all alloy V8 designed by Tadek Marek that had made its first appearance in January 1967 at the Racing Car Show in London and raced by Lola in their Type 70 Mk III GT. The first V8 Volante was road tested by Motor Magazine on the 3rd of March, 1979, when 0-60 M.P.H. in 7.7 seconds and a maximum 150 M.P.H. were recorded. All production until March 1981 (save the prototype) was exported to North America, with home and continental European markets following thereafter. In 1983, the Volante shared a number of detailed improvements with the series IV saloon such as, revised heating & ventilation controls and BBS alloy wheels.
Production amounted to approximately 438 cars, between June 1978 & January 1986. However, as the majority would have been for export the used market in the U.K. remains under supplied.
Summary
The Aston Martin V8 Volante is a car that is evocative of its age – this example, one of the 245 Series II Volante’s that enjoyed the benefit of years of development and of course the more tractable Webber fuel injected engine, is a perfect example of that timeless quality.
Finished in Champagne with a Beige hood, it is a true classic and with its low mileage, first class condition and clear ownership history is a car ready for this Summer’s motoring events.


Vehicle History
There is a copy of the original Aston Martin Warranty, issued on 12th May 1987 that names the owner of the car as North Sadyan Inc. but the original Certificate of Ownership more clearly records the first keeper of this wonderful car as El-Khoury of Brompton Road, London and the ownership folder contains copies of registration documents that allow one to follow the ownership cycle.
The first recorded change in October 1987 is to a Mrs Mouna Al-Ayous but the address is a car storage facility in Newport Pagnell and whilst it would have appeared to spent the majority of its first ten years of life in storage, it was acquired in September 1997 by a Stuart Katz who originally registered the car in his company name – Miren Ltd – but subsequently in April 2003 transferred registration to his own name at the same address in Kingston upon Thames.


The last change of keeper was in February 2007 by a Hertfordshire based businessman and car enthusiast and the Aston Martin shared a garage with a rather remarkable Alvis TD21.
After an initial upgrading of sound and security systems, the car has been serviced assiduously maintained in spite of a modest annual mileage and is presented in fabulous condition. Sad to report this is a sale on behalf of the owner’s estate and the family are understandably sad to see the departure of the owner’s pride and joy.





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Monday, 6 February 2017

FIAT 600D MULTIPLA 6 Seater - Woldside Classic & Sports Car

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Tattershall Way Fairfield Industrial Estate Louth Lincolnshire
LN11 0YZ
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 FIAT 600D MULTIPLA 6 Seater
LEFT HAND DRIVE



The Fiat Multipla was introduced in the spring of 1956 and was based on the Fiat 600 drive train. The 600 Multipla was the people carrier version & could carry up to 8 people so were popular with Italian Taxi drivers. The Multipla changed very little between 1956 and 1966 when production ended. In 1960 the engine size increased from 633cc to 767cc increasing power from 21.5 to 29 BHP, this model became the 600D as offered for sale here. The gearbox was a 4 speed with synchromesh on all gears except first. Top speed became 65mph and returned an average of around 38 mpg. Production numbers were 76,871 for the 600 and 83,389 for the 600D. They were the first ever MPVs that we all know and take for granted today!

These models are very popular worldwide and are ever increasing in value. A good Multipla is not only a pleasure to drive but a great investment opportunity.


We are extremely pleased to present this very original 1963 600D Multipla 6 seater finished in correct period Fiat Azzurro (light blue) under Avorio (ivory) paintwork with the original Abbronzatura (tan) over Avorio period interior with the original black plastic full floor coverings still in place.

It appears from the cars history that this is a matching numbers car and that the current mileage of just 40,114 (64,558km) is believed correct. There have been just 3 previous owners in Italy and one in the UK, where it is fully registered and MOT tested, since arriving here in 2015.

The last Italian long term keeper owned the vehicle for 20 years from 1995. She is apparently a classic enthusiast & had used the car very sparingly over the last 20 years, mainly for club outings in the latter years. There are photographs on file of the car outside her home in Maserada Sul Piave, which is a commune in the province of Treviso, where the car was originally first registered in 1963.

This stunning classic is an ASI (Automoto Club Storico Italiano) registered example and comes complete with its ASI passport, stamped & signed by the ASI president. This means the vehicle has never been modified and is to the correct specification as it left the factory in 1963.




The only works to have been conducted we understand was a full external repaint in the original period colours to an exceptional standard in 1995 prior to getting it Automotoclub Storico Italiano registered the same year. There is a beautiful picture of it after the repaint in the ASI passport and it looks very fresh and pleasing to the eye. The panel fit is still excellent, all the floors and panels look correct and are all still in excellent structural condition. This must surely be one of the most honest examples that still exist and most probably the nicest in the UK.

Nothing has been covered up or patched up over the years with this car. Since the restoration 20 years ago the car has weathered very well showing only a very light patina, commensurate with its age, which makes it all the more lovable. It starts on the button, pulls strong through all the gears and stops well too, in fact, it's that good you could actually use it for everyday use as well as being perfect family transportation to the Goodwood Revival or any top classic event worldwide!

The history file that accompanies this vehicle contains, Italian Carta Di Circolazione Per Autovettura, (the original blue log book), original Italian Automobile Club D'Italia Certificato Di Proprietra, ASI (Automoto Club Storico Italiano) Membership & signed passport, ASI regulations book, Current UK MOT, a small maintenance log & invoices, specialist parts invoices and detailed photos showing the car in Italy, there is also a tool kit, jack and spare wheel.

we will add a couple of videos to the website soon of the vehicle on the road





SOURCE: http://www.woldsideclassics.co.uk/fiat-600d-multipla-6-seater-lhd-in-louth-6135587

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Friday, 3 February 2017

1962 JAGUAR E TYPE 3.8 Litre SERIES 1 ROADSTER - Peter Bradfield Ltd London

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1962 JAGUAR E TYPE 3.8 Litre SERIES 1 ROADSTER


Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed.

John Bolster, writing in Autosport, later said of the car: “If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuits will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.”

The E Type’s design did indeed owe much to that of the Le Mans-winning D-Type sports racer: a monocoque tub forming the main structure, while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple carburettor ’S’ unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265bhp available, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lbs less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.

Chassis 850585 was manufactured in August 1962 and registered ‘393 RU’ in September and was delivered to Henlys of London sporting its current livery of Black with Red interior. Jaguar only produced 936 ‘Series 1’ 3.8 litre, right-hand drive variants, compared with 6,886 left-hand drive cars.
As an early example of the E-Type, this particular car has some features not found on later examples. These include: larger rear drive shafts and wishbones, aluminium centre console section and air-intake assembly box without grooves. It also has the desirable and rare hard top.
393 RU was comprehensively restored by Moorland Classic Cars in Staffordshire during 2012/13. There is a complete photographic record of their meticulous work and Invoices exceeding £ 100,000. The car has is offered in its original livery of black with red leather and retains its original engine and registration number. The engine has been fully rebuilt, a brand new wiring harness installed, a new mohair hood fitted and the interior re-trimmed using the finest quality materials. All original components have been restored to the highest possible standard.
In addition a number of upgrades were fitted, principally a five-speed gearbox, power steering, competition pattern wheels, vented discs with aluminium 4-pot calipers, , high-efficiency cooling fan, alloy radiator, Koni shock absorbers and a high-torque starter motor. A high out-put generator, electronic ignition and stainless exhaust complete the package.
Two weighty history files accompany the car including the Invoices, photographs and registration documents


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