This LHD Morris Mini Cooper 1275 S has benefitting from a recent ground up restoration to concours quality in the correct early type, (lighter shade RD9), Tartan red with black roof. The car was exported to Portugal on 3rd July 1965 as a CKD and is an original LHD car. It was registered to its first owner on 10th November 1965 and has remained in the country until now.
Built from 1995 - 1996, this final edition XJS known as the "Celebration" was the last iteration of the XJS model which had been introduced all the way back in 1976, and was designated to celebrate the 60th year of the Jaguar company. Although styling at the car's introduction was controversial, a 21 year production run and relatively strong sales demonstrate it was well ahead of its time, and we certainly think it looks better with every year.
The Escort was the car that proved Ford’s rallying pedigree. Escorts in various forms won World Championship events between 1968 and 1981 with Ari Vatanen becoming World Rally Champion driving an Escort RS in 1981. Ford allowed their customers to have a taste of their rally success with models such as the RS1600 and Mexico which were developed at Ford’s Advanced Vehicles Operations plant. These models had their weaknesses, with the Mexico deemed as too slow and the RS1600 although quick was too costly to manufacture and maintain.
Truley a rare find, In 1955, Aston Martin initiated a programme for a new replacement for the DB2/4
Development of the all-new DB4 started with a prototype, DP 114, completed early in 1956. Unimpressed by the original styling, Aston Martin thought that the the new car should be entrusted to an external styling house.
This is a partially restored Ford Prefect, Late 50s styling is evident before the hayday for the american cars of the 1960s. This example was for sale in December 2016 and the owner had the following to say about the car:
For sale on behalf of local customer who is reducing his collection of classic vehicles. This fabulous 1959 Ford Prefect 4 door saloon with an amazing mileage of just 30,134 from new. The old girl is incredibly original and probably one of the best un-restored cars in the market place.
1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona Hardtop, was offered online in 2015, and is one of very few in the UK. Many of these were sold in the US, Australia and several other markets, but they are certainly a rare car in the UK. The seller noted:
This car is painted Metallic Blue with a Metallic Blue bench seat interior. It is fully mechanically rebuilt and powered by a 259ci V8, 4 Barrell Carburettor with automatic transmission, power steering, disc brakes, mag wheels and rear sway bar. The car is a real sweet ride from a rust free California base.
This Morris Cooper S 1275 was exported in late 1966 as a CKD to Australia. Built and finished in 1967. Sold to Japan some years ago. Purchased by myself in November 2106 to return to the UK for complete restoration to new specification.