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 […]
Landrover Defender 90 – 2.5 Diesel This Defender had a new engine fitted at 158000 miles and a comprehensive history of maintenance, enhancements and parts. Finished in Raptor Paint finish Raptor Tough and Tintable Protective Coating is a durable urethane coating that provides surfaces with a protective barrier that can withstand the toughest situations. Raptor is U.V. resistant and won’t fade or “chalk” even after years in the sun. Also water-resistant and helps to protect surfaces from rust, making it perfect for surfaces that are frequently exposed to water, including salt water Seat covers, Wipac Spotlights, Twin Rear Steps, immobiliser, child seats, spare keys There is a solid history file with all previous MOTs and documentation Main work 2003 – Professional Engine replacement 2003 Cambelt/Clutch/Radiator 2003 Service 2004 Full service 2004 Service 2005 Refitted Cargo area/Chequer plate 2005 Steering Box replacement 2005 Wax oiled Chassis 2005 Full lube service 2005 Battery/Fuel Pump 2005 Track Rod ends 2006 Steering Box Reservoir 2006 Brakes/Filters/Belts 2006 Fuel Tank & Sender unit 2007 Rear Bushes/exhaust/Silencer 2008 Brake pipe 2015 Battery 2016 Switch 2016 Soundproofing 2017 Battery
Low Owner, Long Wheelbase, Jaguar Sovereign 4.0Ltr A very clean and tidy example of this fast appreciating and much appreciated Jaguar XJ8, 4.0ltr LWB marque. With only two owners from new and a low mileage for year. Plus a very good service history and recent headlining replacement. All in excellent working order including the Air Conditioning The car has only covered about 8500 miles in the last 14 years and been regularly maintained during that period Service history 3918 miles 19832 miles 31396 miles 43667 miles 61262 miles 66468 miles 70206 miles 73149 miles 74375 miles 75214 miles 75644 miles 76104 miles 76851 miles 77085 miles
Iconic V8 SD1 Rover Futuristic looks, modern steering, good handling, practical hatchback, excellent spares, and specialist support, V8 performance, and still excellent value makes the SD1 a must-have. The choice of pursuit vehicles for the police in the 80’s. After the SD1 went out of production there are few really good survivors (this is one of them). They’re going up in value and appeal as the SD1 begins to become appreciated by collectors. The SD1 was a revolutionary Rover with daring fastback styling, and a lightweight unstressed V8 up-front. The car was improved constantly during its life, so the final models were fast, appealing and genuinely desirable. This is a really nice example with very low mileage and low owners supplied with a superb documented service history and in need of little attention Service record – read and believe! 1001 miles 6483 miles 12328 miles 17378 miles 19175 miles 20480 miles 22187 miles 24182 miles 25777 miles 27824 miles 29565 miles 31082 miles 32541 miles 33092 miles 33815 miles 33199 miles 34044 miles 34959 miles 35084 miles 35399 miles 35608 miles 35694 miles 35764 miles 35788 miles 35806 miles 35840 miles 35859 miles Other 35764 – Brake Fluid, Battery 34735 […]
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!
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
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 […]
Firstly this is a very low mileage and low owner example for the year and in fact has only covered 4000 miles on last five years. The car has clearly been well looked after; probably being taken out for the occasional sortie before being tucked up again.
This lovely example of Truimph’s classic straight six sports car has had an extensive history of renovation work details as follows. Since we have owned the vehicle we have undertaken a significant engine performance and a bare metal top half respray.