Lotus Esprit Turbo X180 When first launched this model Esprit received a state-of-the-art turbo upgrade that gave the mid-engined sports car blessed with supercar styling….with it. This Lotus model was now touching supercar territory. With all the handling, style and finesse of the standard Esprit but with genuine supercar-challenging performance The extra 50bhp over the normal 2.2-litre Esprit comes from a Garrett T3 turbocharger, though the entire engine was re-engineered to with the additional power and torque. In 1985 the suspension was revised to use more Toyota and fewer Triumph parts, thus making it easier to keep on the road. Giugiaro is said to have liked the new shape, claiming it was perhaps too close to his original design. The exterior changes were accompanied by a redesign of the interior that gave more space to the occupants. The revised Esprit was not given a new “Series” number but is often called by its project code of X180. Panels for the body were produced using a new process called Vacuum Assisted Resin Injection. This method, also helped increased the Esprit’s torsional rigidity by 22%. The X180 cars inherited most of their mechanical components from the earlier cars, although the name for the forced […]
1999 Range Rover P38 Taken in as part exchange this P38 Model Range Rover is a clean example of this workhorse vehicle that is actually becoming a bit of a collectors car too. The car has recently had a new MOT (January 2001), with oils service, new battery and two new tyres Features include Electric heated seats Sport/Manual settings Levelling suspension Full leather with piped seats Cruise control Electric sunroof Service history available: (mostly main dealer, some specialist) 1104 miles 6314 miles 12576 miles 18928 miles 24614 miles 29730 miles 36521 miles 48167 miles 53389 miles 56320 miles 58836 miles 66576 miles 72906 miles 104000 miles No warning lights, interior headline slightly sagging at rear.
Beautiful and rare XJC – Daimler Sovereign series 2 coupe This stunning example of the rare coupe has just arrived and is generally immaculate. More details and pictures to follow but has a significant history file and was with last owner for 18 years during which time she has been lovingly cared for including a £6000 professional interior refurbishment. The car has done less than 50000 miles. Ask us for more details. This car has been through a significant reconditioning in 1992 which included a full respray and there is documented evidence on this including pictures.More recently the engine has been rebuilt this year Servicing and other works January 1991 – July 1992: Full respray Replace o/s rear and front floor New inner and outer sill New Lower quarter panel Rear wheel arch Inner wheel arch Reconditioned tanks Reconditioned fuel pumps Bulk head + more Copious amounts of paperwork related 2002 to 2005 too many to list but mostly mechanical relating to engine work during this period, plus more recent bills of work we have undertaken to a cost of £2500. The car will be supplied with a new MOT Mechanically she has been recently recomissioned by ourselves. Additional work […]
Iconic E220 Mercedes Cabriolet – seats 4 very comfortably A really nice and clean example of this practical and stylish four-seater convertible that is gaining in value given its appeal and rarity. With an impressive Service history showing nearly metronomic regular servicing. Hood is very good condition as is the interior with unmarked full grey leather, Bodywork is equally good for the age. 4 -speed switchable auto, air conditioning, heated electric front seats, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear armrests, central storage box, illuminated vanity mirrors, infra-red remote central locking, original 8 hole alloy wheels, radio/CD player, all original handbook and documented history With stamped book and all previous MOTs 3602 miles 9115 miles 18403 miles 27664 miles 36277 miles 44913 miles 53399 miles 62787 miles 74814 miles 82503 miles 92778 miles 94368 miles 108440 miles 117001 miles 120731 miles 121631 miles 127927 miles 129738 miles 130014 miles These cars are becoming rarer and rarer with only 789 E220 cabriolets officially delivered to the UK – we have two!
Just in more details to follow – runs and drives really well with great engine sound and smooth gear change Generally a very clean example with good bodywork and interior Some service history and had subframe 5 years ago Looked after and serviced by the previous owner with some parts bills Past MOTs documents
First off this car has spent some time in Japan – don’t be alarmed by this its actually a good thing because generally they were much more treasured and looked after than those that remained here, plus are much less prone to rust because of the climate (less salt on the roads) This car was manufactured in 1992 and spent sometime in Japan before being exported back to the UK. Clearly in Japan she was very much cherished and enjoyed the lack of salt for ice therefore, hasn’t rusted. The Double Six is a fast car, as it should be with a 5.3L, 313bhp V12 engine, and the power delivery is matched to an equally smooth automatic transmission. The Double Six was far cheaper than the cheapest Rolls-Royce or Bentley in its day but oozes much the same opulence and is virtually as well made Engine 5,993cc. V12 cylinders, 313bhp at 5,350rpm. Four-speed automatic gearbox, rear-wheel drive. Top speed 152mph, 0-60 in 7.5 seconds. Fuel consumption 14-19mpg. Polished walnut and soft leather abound, of course, and rear passengers have plenty of toys to play with. Each rear seat reclines electrically, and a further set of controls on the back of […]
Superb car with superb documented history A lovely example of this rarest of the Jaguar flagship models. Finished in Topaz metallic paint with Ivory Autolux leather. The high specification includes burr walnut finishing including rear picnic tables, along with air conditioning, memory heated front seats, electric steering column, crusie control, CD autochanger, alloy wheels. This car has had a small fortune spent on it with two standout items being a recondition engine non nikasil (£4700) and reconditioned gearbox (£3000) at 75000 miles for which there issupporting paperwork alonsgide a signicant documented additional history such as every MOT evr it seems! The last owner was meticulous in record keeping. Within the stamped service book 10496miles 19273 miles 28236 miles 37116 miles 53390 miles 61937 miles 70000 miles 89258 miles Other significant work – but there is much more more. Essentailly including the gearbox and engine this car has a spend of circa £18000 spent since 2004 all of which is documented 2012 – Throttle assembly 2014 – Brake Master Cylinder and Bushes – £1013 2014 – Engine Mangement – £416 2015 – Shocks – £410 2019 – headlining and mechanical recommissioning
Mercedes 320 SLK manual – Refined sportiness The V-6 finally fulfills the original promise of the SLK, blending quickness with refinement and a wonderful high-revving engine note. This can be coupled with a seamless six-speed manual transmission Meanwhile, completing the package is a well-controlled suspension and responsive steering that provides good feedback and a precision feel. To complement this added performance, the SLK also gets a freshened look with new body-color front and rear aprons, rocker panels, and door handles, as well as two-color taillamps. The cockpit offers handsome wood trim, power heated seats, telescoping steering wheel The 320 is a refined sportcars not an out and out racer – It’s a convertible when the weather’s good, a securely sealed two-seater coupe when it’s not, and an inviting choice for everyday driving, any day. But V-6 power, the SLK also rates a couple notches higher on the fun scale, as well. There are only about 550 of these cars currently registered on the road today and the appeal is certainly the manual gearbox The service history of this car is reasonable, with a stamp booked and we have just given a full service so she will be up to date […]
Eye catching example of the desirable R129 Mercedes sports car The car is very much in excellent all-round condition and MOT’d until October 2019. Finished in Vivianite Green and supplied with hardtop as well as upgraded premium Alpine sound system plus additional amp. The Mercedes 280SL R129 model was the 190 bhp 2.8 L inline 6 with 12 valves delivering good performance and a better economy than the bigger engines. The specification is high, with electric windows, mirrors, seats, and roof. The R129 model was the first convertible/roadster to offer the automatic roll-bar deployment in event of a rollover. The driver can also manually raise and lower the roll-bar should he choose to. This facilitates the clean look of R129 without compromising the occupant’s safety. This R129 Mercedes 280 SL is in extremely good condition and has a good Service History. It has Air Conditioning, Full Leather interior, Central Locking, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Power Hood, Front Centre Armrest, Electric Seats, and Remote Central Locking. These SL models are now going up in price, and this car represents excellent value. 5 speed automatic Orion slate grey Nappa leather with sport seats electric mirrors alarm and immobiliser CD changer Black Mohair […]
The classic 4 seater cabriolet – in superb condition This stunning vehicle has been in a collection for 10 years and seldom driven, just maintained and kept in a heated barn. Last recorded keeper since 2008, first supplied by Jacksons ltd Jersey, then brought over to Lakeside Mercedes some 2 months later. The original service book with 11 service entries, including a service carried recently, The car also comes with a new MOT, the original log book, plus various old MOTs. The colour is Mercedes Azurite blue metallic, with a blue hood and sand beige/cream leather interior trim. The car features heated front seats, original Mercedes radio, and a CD stack system in the boot. The paintwork is in stunning condition, the bumpers are virtually unmarked with no bangs or serious marks etc, the under-side of the vehicle is in very good condition, as is the boot area. The blue fabric soft top is in stunning condition, the headlining is good with no rips etc, the interior trim is in very nice condition. The dash and the carpets are in good condition, and the alloy wheels have been refurbished. This is one the best examples of this highly desirable marques […]
A true GT, the XJS is indeed a grand tourer, still modern and capable of long journeys and presentation at shows anywhere This is an honest and very clean XJS with low mileage for the year and full service history. Bodywork is generally very good the odd chip here and there. Seats have no rips or tears but have a used patina. Drivers seat we have undertaken a upholstery repair. Mechanically the car runs well and we have replaced all the ABS sensors, the ABS pump and electronic module The car will be supplied with a warranty and new MOT The private plate is available by seperate negoitiation.
Triumph Stag MK2 – 1977 This classic British Sport Cars is a genuine 2+2 Sports Tourer Manufactured between 1970 and 1978, and styled by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. All Stags were four-seater Convertible Coupés, but for structural rigidity, and to meet new American rollover standards of the time, the Stag required a B-pillar roll bar hoop connected to the windscreen frame by a T-bar. A removable hardtop was a popular factory option for the early Stags, and was later supplied as a standard fitment. This is a 1977 Triumph Stag Manual Overdrive and has only been owned twice, the second owner acquired from Triumph Stag specialist Cherished Classics in January 2006 at 97,372 miles This car has had two lady owners from new, and is very well maintained with a genuine 102,900 miles. The car comes with both hard and soft tops, and is in very good condition. She is accompanied by handbooks, passport to service, original bill of sale, and maintenance records. There is also MOT history to warrant the current mileage and the existing MOT is very recent. This is a very good original car that comes with its original hard top, the very desirable alloy wheels, and […]