South African import
1976 Austin Leyland Mini Clubman 1100S (Australian Compliance)
XA2S2003813 / XA252003813
Imported to Australia from Joburg early 90s
Side badge Leyland Suid Afrika
Internal hinges. Wind up full door glass, push button external door handles
Full documentation and historically significant useage history prior to export
This vehicle is still legally owned by me and vehicle details are recorded as stolen. Legal investigations are ongoing as of September 2020.
This one was advertised on Facebook in 2020, looks to be a fairly complete Daytona project - few and far between now. Very nice colour in Laguna Blue Metallic. Needs a full restoration, but hoping the rust isnt too bad, The car supposedly needs work to get it running, so it's a fairly big project. Check out the other Daytonas on the register below. This one was asking just $4,000 USD at the time of offering. Unfortunately the VIN/Chassis # details weren't disclosed in the ad - but were sure someone in future will be able to match these up!
Although it needs some serious work, these older Skylines are few and far between and it’s worth saving whatever you can get your hands on. In the Australian market, the C210 was available as a coupe or sedan, but it seems that very few of the former have survived. At the time of writing, we’ve only been able to spot one other C210 coupe for sale – a restored and modified example of a JDM 2000 GT which is asking $55,000 – "see it here on carsales.com.au
The subject car is an Australian market vehicle complied in May 1978, and was registered in Melbourne by the previous owner over 20 years ago, wearing the registration plate AFS.547. The current owner has relevant registration documentation confirming the vehicle’s Australian registration history, and since purchasing the car it has been stored on a farm in the NSW Riverina region.
As an Australian vehicle, it’s fitted with the L24 Straight 6-cylinder engine. This engine was never offered in the Japanese-market C210, but made it to most export markets. This particular car has the single carby setup, but could be easily upgraded to a twin side drought carby setup, or you could upgrade to the Bosch L Jetronic fuel injection system (the L24E engine) that was available in certain markets including Europe. There are no doubt enthusiasts out there who would also have RB and SR series engine conversions in mind, but we’d love to see it kept close to original spec.
One great feature of this example is its factory fitted 5-speed manual transmission (a 3-speed auto was optional at the time). It also has variable ratio power steering (a system manufactured in Japan under licence from ZF Germany), 4-wheel power assisted disc brakes and fully independent suspension. Unfortunately, non JDM cars always came with the rectangular tail lights, and the afterburners were reserved for the Japanese market only. There always seem to be a few stove top conversion panels coming up on Ebay to really give it that JDM look, if desired.
These coupes were fairly well appointed for their time, with features such as electric windows, side window demisters, stereo cassette player, push button radio, an overhead storage console, adjustable tilt steering wheel and a 4-way adjustable driver’s seat. The cars also had rather extensive instrumentation which included a digital quartz clock and a vacuum gauge to indicate how economically you were driving. All seating is trimmed in velour cloth, and black vinyl is applied to the door cards and dashboard. Also fitted was a rear window wiper / washer and 14-inch alloy wheels (including the spare). Brochures suggest the coupe was also available with optional air conditioning, but it’s not fitted on this particular car. We’ve included a few foreign brochures, and one Australian brochure image we’ve found from the Skylines Australia (SAU) forum.
As you can see by the images, this is a big project requiring plenty of body and trim work, and many replacement parts will need to be sourced. It retains its original metallic green paint (possibly paint code 716? We’ll leave that to the experts to confirm.). The car also has its full set of original 14-inch 16-spoke alloy wheels, including the spare, and it comes with its original and complete tool kit.
There is rust in the mudguard sills and doors, but behind those detachable panels which can be replaced, the car is not as bad as you would expect. The floors and sills have held up relatively well, but still require attention in some areas – refer to the images where some under carpet shots have been taken.
Inside, the car will need re-trimming work throughout, and certain parts such as the dash top will need to be either replaced or sent to someone like the The Dashboard Doctor down in Melbourne to work their magic. Presumably, some of the parts on the dash and elsewhere will be interchangeable with the sedan, which should assist in broadening the rare parts pool for the next owner. The engine turns over freely, but the car is not currently running. The reason for this is that the radiator, plugs etc. have all been disconnected. With the missing parts installed, the seller notes that the motor should run as is with some fresh oil and fuel (it was running when parked).
The car is located at Balranald, in south-western NSW. It is strongly recommended that you come and have a look at the car. Please contact the seller, Ross, by signing in and clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
Spotted on Graysonline, this early S500 (looks to be maybe Onyx Grey?) looks in reaosnable condition but needs a tidy up. A couple of grille slats missing, and some fairly hefty wear on the old Benz leather driver's seat bolster. Relatively low Ks for the age (166,000), and sold with 10 months registration. Described by the auction house as being in "fair" condition all around, it comes with a full service history, two keys, and owners manuals. There are definitelky worse examples around, and this one is at least complete and still on the road.
This 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal is an Australian delivered car, and one of the most unusual and increasingly desirable Alfas of the era. The car is located in Sydney and is offered for sale after 10 years of ownership by a serious Montreal enthusiast.
The Montreal has become the centre of attention in some parts of the classic car world, and over the last 10 to 15 years it feels like there has been an endless run of articles establishing it as the “forgotten Italian supercar”. It wasn’t until quite recently that values really started to spike, and the discussion became a self-fulfilling prophecy. A Bertone Masterpiece with a quad-cam V8 engine, the car was always a recipe for success, and now prices around the world are beginning to reflect this. Jay Leno only just completed an episode on the Montreal in April 2020 – check out the link at the base of this article.
Despite low production numbers these cars have an enormous following around the world, and are popular enough to a have a dedicated website providing unbelievable detail on technical specifications – alfamontreal.info. If you want to know a thing or two about the cars, we strongly suggest taking a look at that excellent resource which would prove invaluable if undertaking an original restoration, or simply to gain a better understanding of the cars and their features.
What drew us to this particular car was firstly that it is factory right hand drive (there were only 180 of those), and secondly that it is a documented Australian delivered example (there were fewer than 100 of those). While there’s nothing wrong with bringing in a car from overseas, it is special when such a rare car was delivered here new - particularly considering how small that batch of deliveries was. These factors will continue to support demand for this sort of vehicle in the Australian market going forward.
This particular car is finished in gold metallic, with beige velour trim (both of which were the vehicle’s factory original specifications). Both the paint and trim in this example have been refurbished by the seller in the past decade. On our inspection, the paint and seat trim present very well, and could be enjoyed by the successful purchaser for many years to come. We looked closely at the car’s sills and undercarriage, but could not see any evidence of rust. The floors under the carpets in the foot wells and in the trunk all appear solid.
in addition to the paint and seat trim refurbishment the seller has maintained the car mechanically to a high standard during his 10 years of ownership, and the engine sounds excellent both at idle and when opened up on the road. The Spica mechanical fuel injection system appears to be working well. The seller is a long time Montreal enthusiast who has owned many of these cars over the years, knows their unique quirks and how they should be properly cared for. He has always referred any significant work to his Alfa specialist mechanics. The car comes with its full history, some literature, and even the NSW plate number as was issued to the car in 1974 (PKE.169).
This particular car (chassis number 1440285), was factory optioned with air conditioning. We note the seller has removed the air conditioning compressor and accessories. However, all of those parts have been retained and come with the car should the next purchaser wish to reinstall and bring the car back to its original specification.
As shown in the video, accessories including the original period radio and the electric windows all still work well, as do all dashboard accessories. The dashboard itself was refurbished by the “Dashboard Doctor” in Victoria, so there are no cracks evident on the main dash pad areas. Some attention is needed to the dash accessory surrounds (some cracks have formed as shown in the images), but this doesn’t affect functionality in any way. The cream carpets have been replaced at some stage and present well, contrasting nicely with the beige velour trim.
As demand for these rare supercars increases around the world, this car presents an outstanding opportunity to obtain a rare right hand drive Australian delivered Montreal. For further information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Steven by signing in and clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
And here's the link to Jay Leno's Alfa Montreal review: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwLQ7jbdVV0
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This 1985 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole is a factory right-hand drive Australian delivered example which comes with extensive records and documentation. Delivered new to a customer in Yeronga QLD on 16 August 1985, the car found its way to the current owner who purchased it from a collector in Sydney over three years ago. The seller is downsizing his garage and collection, and regrettably must sell the Mondial to the next lucky enthusiast.
The Mondial series was first introduced in 1980 as the Mondial “8”, and saw production over several iterations through to as late as 1993. Most notably, the Mondial introduced a new and practical 4-seat configuration not previously offered by Ferrari. This new formula wasn’t welcomed by all Ferrari fans, but many warmed to the format over time particularly following the second iteration (the Quattrovalvole) which was introduced from 1983. As suggested by the name, the second iteration included 4-valve per cylinder technology, which brought power from the 3.0 litre V8 to 240hp (179kw) – up from 214hp (160kw) in the Mondial 8. The Quattrovalvole model was built until 1985, and this particular car is from that final year of production.
There were just 1,145 of the Quattrovalvole hardtops built worldwide, and just 152 built in factory right-hand drive. If this car isn’t rare enough, Ferrari forums suggest it is one of just a handful of Australian delivered examples. Presumably, the majority of the right-hand drive cars went to the UK and Japan. The car comes with an original Ferrari log book case packed full of paperwork evidencing the car’s original sale, service history and registration. It also has all of its original handbooks. Interestingly, an Australian version of the Quattrovalvole owner’s manual was actually made, and there are service receipt stubs dating back to 1985. The first service was completed by Auto Classica Ferrari, at 374 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley on 4 November 1985. Extracts from the car’s documentation are provided in the gallery for those interested.
Overall, the paintwork on this example is in great condition for the car’s age, and the seller has informed us that the body still retains its factory original Rosso Corsa paint. However, it appears that the bumper bars have been painted to match the body at some stage prior to the seller’s ownership. This could be easily reversed if the original look is desired. There are a few minor scuff marks on bumpers, and some very minor paint blemishes on the body. However, the car presents exceptionally well for a vehicle that is now 35 years old, and as you would expect for a vehicle of this type it has always been garaged, regularly serviced and generally looked after by owner-enthusiasts over the years. We note that the odometer reading of 173,000km accords with the car’s service records.
The car is fitted with later model 5-spoke 18 inch wheels (believed to be from a Ferrari 360 Modena). These make the car look more modern, but the originals also come with the car, and are in great condition (just need a quick wipe down). The tyre sticker fitted to the front windscreen provides the original recommended tyre specification when this car was new - that being “Michelin TRX 240/55”. The tyres fitted to the original wheels are per that specification. Although they have plenty of tread, you wouldn’t drive on the tyres fitted to the original wheels as they appear to be over 20 years old. However, they would polish up OK and be a great original piece to fit to the car when you arrive at a show.
Mechanically the car runs smoothly, and there was no evidence of smoke or major engine faults upon inspection. The seller has not had any major mechanical issues outside of regular maintenance, and these cars remain one of the most serviceable classic Ferraris available. On start-up, the owner notes the cold start valve takes a few minutes to bring the idle down. Once running, the quad-cam 32 valve sounds amazing at high revs, and would give plenty of punch for a car that weighs under 1500kg.
The seller notes that the speedometer has stopped working, but the odometer has always worked and continues to work. The seller notes it may be a connection issue within the dash, but has not tampered with the dash to attempt a repair. Instead, a GPS speedometer sits on the dash top as a temporary solution. Further, the air conditioning does work, but seems to have a fault which causes it to intermittently stop. The seller is unsure of the source of the problem, and it needs further investigation. Other than those two issues, everything inside the car works well, including the electric windows and all dash switches and lighting.
The seat trim and carpets are also all original, and have held up very well for their age. The trim is cream leather, most of which is in excellent condition, and the carpets are a contrasting tan colour. All previous owners must have had floor mats fitted, and it really shows. The front driver’s seat is worn more than the others, but there are no tears or serious cracks. It appear that the original leather fabric could be brought back to its former glory without the need to re-trim. This is a testament to the quality of the leather used in these cars. The only area where we note the leather appears to have dried out and slightly cracked is the driver’s side rear seat (front edge of the squab), and we have included an image of that area for reference.
Further complementing the car’s history and originality, it comes with its original jack (located in the front trunk), and its original toolkit (in the rear trunk). Nothing is missing from these kits, and all tools are original with “Ferrari” cast into each handle. The car also has its original Ferrari service light with cigarette lighter power adaptor. Even that has a little Ferrari logo cast into the plastic casing.
This is a fantastic survivor example and has the history and documentation which make for an excellent investment. While you can find examples overseas at lower prices, tracking down an Australian delivered right-hand drive car is extremely difficult. For this reason, the asking price on this car is very reasonable. The images provide some detail as to the vehicle’s overall condition. For the serious buyer, please sign in and contact the seller, Bob, to arrange an inspection or discuss any questions you have.
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These beautiful cars were the last of the top spec 124 coupes derived from one of Mercedes’ best eras. The classic Bruno Sacco styling has never gone out of fashion, and as time has passed the cars have started to look more stately and elegant than ever.
This late model example of the C124 is located in Adelaide, South Australia. Recently purchased by a vehicle wholesaler, its previous lady owner had the car for 13 years, and clearly did little driving. The car’s odometer and records confirm it has travelled less than 160,000km in its 27 years on the road. This is an Australian delivered car, and comes with its factory log books and three original keys. According to the seller it drives well, and all systems are in good working order, including the air conditioning. When new, the 320 CE in Australia retailed for $168,200 (we delved into the 1993 Wheels magazine archive to check - see image in the gallery). Not quite as shocking as the C140s which were up near $300,000, but nonetheless you could have probably purchased an apartment in Sydney in 1993 for the price of this car when new.
When we come across 320 CEs advertised in Australia we always pay attention. The 320s are relatively rare, and this example really grabbed our interest as we’ve seen several of the cars sell in the past 24 months at similar or higher prices than what this car is asking, but with many more digits on the odometer. However, as those who love old Benzes know, Kilometres travelled are not necessarily an issue for these cars. Rather, it’s more important to confirm a vehicle’s service history. This one retains its original log books for the perusal of those who wish to conduct some due diligence.
With this car located in SA, unfortunately we haven’t had the opportunity to inspect it, or obtain our own photographs. However, we have requested additional photographs from the seller and hope to have those soon, so prospective purchasers can get a better idea of what they are looking at. It may not appear so from the images, but the leather trim is apparently in great condition. I note we have also inquired as to whether the wiring harness on this example had ever been replaced, and note the seller could not confirm. A review of the log books may reveal whether or not this has occurred.
For those around Adelaide, this is certainly a car worth taking a look at. For more information, contact Alan by signing in and hitting the “contact seller” button at the top of this page.
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This 1978 998 LS was advertised on Ebay over several weeks in 2020. Finished in Iridium Green, and appears to be a very original car, with the seller stating it has 43,000 original km. Given the condition, the km claim is probably genuine. The Iridium Green cars came with cream cloth trim, 10 inch ROH mags (painted gold), and Marshal fog lamps built into the grille. Very few are around.
The last of the over-engineered Mercedes cars, and surely one of Bruno Sacco’s finest designs, the C140 is the king of the S-Class coupes. There are never more than a handful of these for sale at any one time, owing to the C140s very low production numbers (and particularly low sales numbers in Australia, having a price tag of nearly $300,000 when new).
This CL500 was built in June 1997 and is finished in Smoke Silver, with Mushroom Nappa leather interior. The car has been well looked after, and has low k’s for its age. This example is particularly special because it has the very rare “Leather Exclusive” factory option (Code 515 on the data plate). This option provides for two tone mushroom leather trim, a leather trimmed dashboard, door card and rear card arm rests, console and sun visors, with suede headliner. The Leather Exclusive option is usually applied to selected V12 coupes, and is rarely specified on the 500 models.
Being a later series “CL” badged car, it features several specifications not present on the 1995 and earlier C140 vehicles, including the upgraded (non-biodegradable) wiring harness, 5-speed transmission, side airbags, front and rear “Parktronic” parking sensors and updated tail lights (just to name a few).
The original Smoke Silver paint is in great condition for the car’s age, and all panels on the car are straight, with no rust anywhere to be seen. The seller is only the third owner, and its condition suggests that it has been kept undercover its whole life. Inside, the leather is in good condition throughout. Importantly, the driver’s seat bolsters are in great shape, and there are no serious tears / cuts anywhere in the leather fabric. The timber trim accents (which appear to be the “Chestnut” option), are all immaculate and stand out nicely against the mushroom trim.
Mechanically the car is excellent, runs very smoothly with no oil leaks or problem known of. It has won multiple awards at concourse events over the years, and the current owner has retained all of those records as part of the car’s file. The car comes with its two original keys, plus the original “Swiss Card Key” which was issued to owners when these were new.
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Australian delivered, all original, outstanding condition, full service history. The car is in Sydney but on QLD registration, I can deliver with either NSW rego or as is.
This is the first of the in house AMG vehicles which were essentially hand built supercars - astronomic money when new given the extent of the engineering and features fitted.
This example had long term ownership with a Mercedes mechanic and runs faultlessly and is great fun to drive. It has its standard exhaust and the V8 sound great. The interior has a few small imperfections but it's in outstanding overall condition, and nothing needs attention. Easily get in and drive anywhere, and it is ridiculously fast. long registration - happy to do NSW or QLD for the buyer.
A must inspect car for the serious buyer, at a realistic price. It's a true modern classic and will likely only increase in value as its recognition as such a special vehicle grows. These early in house AMG cars are really gaining momentum.