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Monday, October 19, 2009

Aston Martin DBS Vantage - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

First shown in September 1967, the DBS was styled by William Towns who had joined the company a year earlier. A development of the DB6, the DBS was initially conceived as a limited production fast two seater and prepared to accommodate the new V8 engine designed by Tadek Marek which had been raced in experimental form in The Lola Aston Martin. To accommodate the width of a V8 engine the steel platform chassis of the DB6 was increased in width by 4 1/2" and the wheel base lengthened by 1" to allow the engine to be lowered behind the front cross member. Although wider than a DB6 by 6" it is both lower by 1 ¼" and Shorter by 1 ½", which gives the car a powerful compact appearance. The standard engine produced 282 b.h.p. whilst 325 b.h.p. was claimed for the Vantage. A de Dion rear axle was fitted with a limited slip differential. The model was in production from October 1967 to May 1972, during which time 787 cars were produced. Almost all manufacturers take their models through a process of development and improvement and the DBS is no exception. As a result, there was a continuous process of development and change throughout the production of the DBS, the most noticeable changes being the deeper spoilers fitted to the later cars and improved ventilation. The most significant improvement occurred with the last fifty cars which were fitted with the ‘dogleg' ZF gearbox as fitted to the subsequent DBSV8. As the eighteenth from the last car built, DBS/5812/R is such a car.

Vehicle History: The original Aston Martin build records show that this car was built with the Vantage engine and, as one of the last 50 DBS's built, it had the "dog leg" ZF 5 speed geabox fitted. It was supplied through dealers, Bowker & Fisher, to J V R Bullough Esq of Carnforth Lancashire. It was sold in 1986 on to a Mr D Muecke when the mileage was 36,839 by HWMotors Limited, the authorised Aston Martin dealer, the car was sold ‘Subject to Report' and the maintenance history shows the work subsequently performed by HWM. By 1990 when the mileage was 50,485, the car was in the hands of Mr Bell of Byfleet who, amongst other work, commissioned the full restoration of the chassis and sills by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. During the ensuing nineteen years the car has covered only 11,000 miles. In 1993 with the mileage at 56,000, AMOC member Barry France purchased the car, which he was to keep for the next fourteen years covering only 4,000 miles during that period. Together with the almost thirty year record of MOTs and the maintenance records, there is very good reason to believe that the current mileage of 61,000 is original and genuine.

INSPECTION REPORTS:
1986 when the mileage was 36,839 a full inspection was carried out as a condition of sale by HWM Motors to Mr D Muecke. The car was described in the report as being in "Good general condition for the age of the car", the most significant work required being repairing an oil leak to the pinion and the steering rack. The engine compression test showed particularly strong readings.

1992, when in the subsequent ownership of Mr Peter Bell of Byfleet, an inspection report was performed by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited which highlighted the need for chassis and sill repair and a brake overhaul. Mr Bell accepted the report's findings and instructed the factory to carry out the necessary remedial work.

1999 when in the ownership of Mr Barry France, the car was inspected again at the factory as part of a programme offered by the Aston Martin Owners Club. No major faults were discovered and Mr France subsequently proceeded to have all the material points addressed (with the exception of the frayed seat belts which have been replaced recently)

Summary: The ‘four headlight' DBS has become highly valued and evocative of the seventies. A manual car such as this to full ‘Vantage' specification is the most sought after version, appreciated as both collectible and eminently useable on an everyday basis. With its predecessors, the DB4, DB5, and DB6, still commanding up to three times the current value of a DBS for cars of similar condition, this represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a six cylinder Aston Martin from the handbuilt era of the marque.

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1939 Bentley 4.25 Ltr - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

Year : 1939
Make : Bentley
Model : 4 1/4 Litre
Coachbuilder : Vanden Plas
Body Type : Drophead Coupe
Colour : Smoke Green & Velvet Green
Trim : Red Leather

History : During the late 1920’s and early 1930’s Bentley ran into grave financial trouble and by 1931 Rolls-Royce had stepped in and bought the assets and goodwill of the defunct company and formed a new one, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Rolls-Royce had considered the Bentley marque to be a growing threat to their future success, but following their purchase decided to continue the Bentley name, albeit under their own stewardship, taking the company in an entirely new direction with the creation of the “Silent Sports Car” or Derby Bentley. In 1933 the new Bentley 3 ½ Litre model was released and was an instant success. The combination of effortless power and style met with almost universal praise. It was powered by a developed twin carburettor version of Rolls-Royces own 20/25 model and was installed in a low 126 inch wheelbase chassis that basically remained unaltered until the cessation of production in 1939 due to the outbreak of hostilities. Synchromesh was present on third and fourth gears and the Derby’s were fitted with a cross flow cylinder head and superb servo assisted brakes, encapsulating all of the perfection of Rolls-Royce engineering in this small sporting Bentley. Fitting of individual coachwork by approved body builders continued in true Rolls-Royce fashion giving potential buyers a great deal of choice in the look of their new motor car. 1936 saw further improvements with the introduction of the 4 ¼ Litre model when production of the 3 ½ Litre unit ceased. Steady development continued throughout the cars production and in late 1938 even more power was obtained when the overdrive models were introduced, which were known as the MX/MR series cars.

The original Bentley sales literature outlined the key improvements that improved the overdrive cars performance which included the provision of an overdrive gearbox which would allow the car to attain a greater maximum speed without exceeding maximum engine revolutions. The steering was of improved design, providing greater control under all conditions. Modified gear ratios and slight engine modifications also improved acceleration under certain conditions. The slower running engine coupled with the over drive top gear resulted in greater silence and smoothness. And finally centralised chassis lubrication and automatic shock absorbers with over-riding hand control were fitted. The MX/MR models were truly the ultimate incarnation on the Derby chassis and are still very much sought after some seventy years on. Just two hundred chassis examples were created, finding their way to lucky owners with a variety of coachwork designs, and one of the most desirable of all was the drophead coupe coachwork by Vanden Plas who were based in Hendon north London.

The beauty and elegance of chief designer John Bradley’s creations are still very much admired today and we are pleased to be able to offer one of just sixteen original Vanden Plas drophead coupes on the overdrive chassis for sale at this time. Chassis No B105MX has been part of a small collection of high quality Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars for the past twenty five years where it has enjoyed a great deal of restoration works, including a new ash frame. Although it is an older restoration it still presents beautifully both cosmetically and mechanically as it has been sparingly used over the past two decades, whilst being carefully maintained and cared for. The stylish coachwork is finished in smoke green and velvet green with a black hood and presents very well. The gently patinated but very sound red leather interior is complemented by beige carpeting bound in red leather. The walnut dashboard and door cappings are also remain in good condition. Frank Dale & Stepsons have maintained B105MX in recent years and prepared the car thoroughly in our workshops prior to the car being entered into a prestigious rally in the later part of 2008. The works included a thorough service and full mechanical check. A new stainless steel exhaust system was also fitted along with attention being given to the braking system, which included the relining of the brake shoes. B105MX is a very nice example of this rare and much sought after overdrive model and one that we are very pleased to offer for sale.

Condition : An older restoration still in very good condition.

Technical Data : Four speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in-line engine, 4.25 litres displacement, 4257cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.

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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 428 Cobra Jet Exterior Color: Med Metallic Blue
Transmission: C-6 Automatic Interior Color: White Corinthian
VIN:


DETAILED VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Selling at Mecum Auction St. Charles October 3rd

Up for sale is this beautiful 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I 428 Cobra Jet “R” code.

This car has just been thru a full, highly detailed restoration. As the saying goes, “no stone unturned” with this awesome Pony.

The Elite Marti Report reads as follows:

0 1970
F Build at Dearborn
05 Mustang Mach I Sportsroof
R 428-4V CJ Ram Air
12038th Ford Vehicle scheduled for production at Dearborn
09/69 Built: September 1969
63C Mustang Mach I Sportsroof
Q Medium Blue Metallic Paint, Ford#3319-A
3W White Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl Bucket Seats
6 3.00 Standard Axle Ratio
U C-6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic
65 Oklahoma City Ordering District

Options:
Black Hood Stripe
C-6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic
F70X14 Belted Tires w/Raised White Letters
Power Front Disc Brakes
Air Conditioner-Selectaire
AM/8 Track Stereo Radio
Tinted Glass- Complete
Tachometer
Actual build date was September 23rd 1969

The car started as a rust free Texas car initially sold at Bill Beene Ford in Comanche Oklahoma. This car spent almost all it’s life in Texas and the sheet metal definitely shows this to be true.

Body
The car was initially stripped down to the shell and also stripped down to bare metal. The rear panel was replaced with a NOS replacement and also the fenders were replaced with NOS Ford replacements.

The Mach’s body was worked for many many hours to assure great lines and is laser straight. All body panels were mocked up before work to assure a much better fit than from the factory. Once all the sanding and blocking was done the car was painted with quality products from PPG, then sanded and buffed to what you see today. All the trim including all the window, Mach I and rear is original to the car and was restored and polished by a local professional polishing company. Many NOS parts were used to finish the body including the honeycomb bezel, rear taillight bezels, front rock guard and headlight bezels. All the rest of the pieces, door handles, running light bezels, etc. are new.

Drivetrain
Let’s start with the engine and engine compartment. Under the hood is a highly detailed restoration with proper markings and other details. Included with the original restored Shaker assembly is also the snorkel, S Tube and Heat shield. This car comes with it’s original radiator, fan assembly, fan shroud, and all pulleys.

The engine is a NOM 428 block bored thirty over. The pictures will point out the additional webbing which indicates it’s authenticity. On top of a correct Cobra Jet intake is the original 4V Automatic with A/C carb. This motor is completely fresh and built right in our shop.

The transmission is the original numbers matching C-6 big in big out transmission that has been fully restored and shifts great.

The rearend assembly is also the original numbers matching nodular 31 spline with 3.00 gear. All other components (driveshaft, transmission components, etc.) have been fully restored to the highest quality.

Undercarriage and Suspension
The underneath of this car is fully restored. Now we didn’t paint this car with red oxide primer and overspray everywhere. This was not the look we were going for. We had already painted the car with base clear so why should we do a bad job of detailing just because the factory did. We did take great measures to leave as much of the undercoating that was applied underneath but went with a very durable black paint called hot rod black. The underneath and suspension were totally restored and shows a lot of detail. This car came originally with Deep Dish Sport wheel covers which will come with the car but now rides on a set of NOS 14 inch Magnums.

Interior
No detail was left out of the Deluxe interior either. From the restored A/C heater plenum and all dash pieces. The AM/8 Track radio was sent out and restored so that it would be cosmetically and physically functional. We restored the center console with great care to also include the factory flocking inside the compartment. The gauge and clock panels were restored back to it’s original shine with a process that would bring the chrome highlights back to its original shine unlike most that are just painted silver. The A/C heater controls were put thru the same process. All new floor insulation and carpet, new seat covers new headliner and new professionally restored seat belts with correct date coding. The car also comes with completely new tinted glass and new quarter window framing.

In Closing
From top to bottom this car has been meticulously restored and was given every effort to restore it at a high standard. The detail in this car is just breathtaking and can only be appreciated up close. We have provided a very large number of pictures for you to look at but nothing tells the story like seeing it in the flesh. Please give us a call to set up a appointment for inspection at your convenience.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

1965 Ford Cobra Factory Five Mach 1 Roadster - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

1965 Ford Cobra

This is known to be the first 1965 Factory Five Mach 1 Roadster to have ever been produced, #1011K. It was purchased from Factory Five Racing in 1995, then completed, inspected, and registered in the state of Texas in 1996. We are told that all cars up to # 1010 were either P (prototype) or X (experimental). Therefore, this is the first K (kit) series car produced. Following is a list of specifications and options included in this vehicle:

Supercharged 5.0 V8
Tremec 5 speed transmission built by Gordon Levy
less than 2800 miles
PS Engineering wheels
Nitto drag radials
FFR rear upper and lower control arms
Tri-State 4 into 4 ceramic coated exhaust
Leather interior
Classic seats
Breeze seat mounts with drivers-side adjustable track
Classic gauges with reverse speedo and 5-inch speedometer and tach
Autometer boost gauge
Autometer fuel pressure gauge
Chrome fire extinguisher
Aeromotive fuel system
A1000 fuel pump
A1000 fuel pressure regulator
10 and 100 micron fuel filters
1/2" fuel tank puckup
Aeroquip braded fuel lines
1/2" fuel rails
50-lb flow matched fuel injectors
Pneumatic trunk lip supports
3.55 rear gears
Wind wings
Sun visors
Tweeker engine programming/monitoring system
Gordon Levy 600 ft/lb transmission
Pro 5.0 shifter
McLeod scatter shield
McLeod dual friction clutch
Steeda adjustable clutch cable
Steeda firewall clutch adjuster
Steeda aluminum clutch quadrant
Cobra valve covers
Edelbrock 6037 heads upgraded with 130# valve springs
Edelbrock Performer 5.0 intake
Edelbrock 70mm throttle body
Edelbrock 70mm EGR spacer
Vortech S-trim supercharger
Vortech/MSD boost retard system
MSD 6AL ignition system
Pro-M 80mm MAF
Flaming River quick-ratio steering rack
Flaming River rag-joint eliminator
Tri-State pre-bent brake lines
Accel ignition system
Adjustable throttle body bypass
Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers
Ed Curtis custom grind cam
Adjustable timing chain

This is a very fast, very fun car to drive!!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

2005 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera C4S Coupe - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)

Description:
Magnificent Time Warp Survivor with Only 452 Certified One Owner Miles
- Sport Exhaust System
- 18" Sport Techno Alloy Wheels
- Xenon Headlamps
- 3-Spoke Leather Steering Wheel
- Center Console Painted Exterior Color
- Porsche Crests in Headrest
- Aluminum and Leather Shifter and Brake Handle
- Rear Windshield Wiper
- Bose Premium Hi-Fi Sound with CD Changer
- Floor Mats
- Original MSRP $100495

Vehicle Specs
Body Style: Coupe
Engine: 3.6L 6-Cylinder
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Drive Train: AWD
Miles: 452
Doors: 2
Exterior: Mint Green
Interior: Black Full Leather
Vin #: WP0AA29955S620238
Price: $69,900

Additional Details

Warranty:
3 Month / 3,000 Mile 100% Drive-Line Warranty.

Reviews:
Sir Mix-a-Lot, the rapper who famously praised big butts, must have been reading Porsche's mind. The new 911 Carrera 4 with all-wheel drive sports an extra 1.7 inches of rump. It's a fashion statement, an engineering solution, and an anticipation of customer enthusiasm for the wide-body look wrapped into two curvaceous Carreras. The fat rear fenders are standard on the C4, whether you opt for the 325-hp edition or the 355-hp S we had the joy of flinging down Monte Carlo Rally roads in the French Alps.
[automobilemag.com - Review]

Comments:
Comes comprehensively serviced and detailed by our highly regarded Bosch authorized facility.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2007 Lotus Elise Touring Convertible - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

- One Owner and As New Thru-out with Only 4000 Certified Miles
- Touring Package with Full Leather Seats & Door Trim
- Extra Interior Sound Insulation
- Full Carpet Set
- iPod Connection
- Momo Steering Wheel
- Factory Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
- Factory Alarm
- JVC KD-NX5000 Navavigation with Hard Drive Music Server and Alpine Speakers

Vehicle Specs
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 1.8L 4-Cylinder
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Drive Train: RWD
Miles: 4,400
Doors: 2
Exterior: Chrome Orange
Interior: Black Leather
Vin #: SCCPC11167HL32358
Price: $39,900

Warranty:
Lotus Factory 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Warranty until 9/13/2010.

Reviews:
I didn't get it to this speed, mind you, but due to its stability at “slightly higher” than the posted limit I can't see why it wouldn't feel anything but rock steady with added downforce. Pushing it forward is the same Toyota-sourced 1.8-liter four-cylinder as last year's car, complete with Lotus' own engine management system that boosts output to a respectable 190 horsepower. Yes, it doesn't sound like much, and its 138 lb-ft of torque is no doubt even less intimidating to Porsche 911 or Ferrari F430 owners, but a slick shifting six-speed manual and its aforementioned ultra light weight – 1,984 pounds in base trim – turns it into a supercar off the line, and when it comes to tackling the corners it often leaves larger, more powerful sports cars far behind.

It's no secret that few cars come close to matching the Elise's balance on the road or track. It can get a little unwieldy if you're caught napping or simply don't know what you're doing, as its tail loves to wag when pushed beyond its limit of adherence and countersteering measures need to be added quickly. When a little opposite lock is dialed in, mind you, it reacts so perfectly that you'll probably find yourself looking for that point of least resistance more often than not.
[car-reviews.automotive.com - source]

Comments:
Comes comprehensively serviced and detailed by our highly regarded Bosch authorized facility.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Open Tourer - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

Year : 1938
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Phantom III
Coachbuilder : H.J. Mulliner/Hooper
Body Type : Open Tourer
Colour : Red over Black
Trim : Black Leather

History : In 1936 Rolls-Royce made their first move away from the highly successful six cylinder engine with the introduction of the Phantom III. For the first time in nearly three decades Rolls-Royce chose to power their new model with a V12 engine following several years of development. The new V12 engine was fitted with overhead valves and was capable of producing very impressive performance figures, especially when taking into account the sheer size and weight of the finished motor car. Speeds well in excess of 80mph were well within this powerful models grasp. The four speed manual gearbox was fitted with synchromesh on gears two, three and four and was very simple to operate. By 1938 two major improvements were implemented with solid adjustable tappets replacing the hydraulic units fitted in the earlier cars. Overdrive also became a standard and very welcome addition. The Phantom III was the last large Rolls-Royce produced prior to the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, with little more than 700 chassis rolling off the production line. Buyers had a vast range of coachbuilders to choose from, with a wide range of coachwork styles available. Chassis No 3DL102, which we are currently offering for sale, was delivered new to industrialist Theodore Cozzika in 1938, fitted with saloon coachwork with division by H.J. Mulliner of Chiswick London. Following Mr Cozzika’s ownership the car returned to London and was sent to the royal coachbuilders Hooper in 1950 where it was adapted into an open tourer at the request of the then owner, His Majesty the King of Greece. 3DL102 is believed to be just a three owner car as the previous owner purchased the car in 1960 from the Greek royal family and kept it in his private collection of cars for several decades. This handsome Phantom III was subject to a complete engine re-build in recent years by a highly respected marque specialist, which took place over a three year period between 1999 and 2002 resulting in a show condition engine bay with outstanding V12 on road performance. The engine is exceptionally quiet and is almost impossible to hear when in a stationary position. Its performance whilst in operation is quite exceptional, with a great deal of power at the driver’s disposal, complemented by smooth and effortless transmission through the gears. It comes fitted with a single side mounted spare wheel, twin flag masts and two occasional seats in the rear compartment. This superb motor car is in excellent cosmetic condition having been recently re-trimmed in the finest leather. The woodwork, bright work and coachwork are also in excellent order. It is complete with a large history file documenting the cars maintenance and restoration schedule. 3DL102 is an outstanding Phantom III in restored condition and ready for the next owner’s immediate use.

Condition : In outstanding condition in every respect.

Technical Data : Four speed manual gearbox, 12 cylinder V-configuration engine, 7.3 litres displacement, 7338cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sapphire Edition Saloon - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

Year: 2008 (08) Previous Owners: 1 From New First Registered: 06.06.08 Transmission: Auto Doors: 4 Seats: 4 Colour: Madeira Polyneon 40 – colour 1976 MOT: Not App Service History: FRRSH Mileage: 3500 Engine: 6749 Fuel: Petrol Displacement: 453 bhp Top Speed: 149 0-60: 5.7 seconds Trim: Cream hide Tax: 6 Months Warranty: 3 Years Manfactures

This Roll Royce Phantom Is a Bespoke "Sapphire Edition" Costing £320.000 New !!!
1 Owner from new with his chauffeur covering 3500 miles.

Please read the huge specification below

Motor Car/Option Description
Coolbox for Lounge Seats
21" Aluminium Wheels
Walnut Burr
Voice Processing System
Six-DVD Changer
Navi-DVD Europe
Slide/Tilt Sunroof
Theatre- Lounge Seat
Preparation Mobile Phone

Bespoke Options
****PHANTOM SAPPHIRE****
RR-Logo stitched in all four headrests with sewing thread colour
Navy Blue (Madeira Polyneon 40 – colour 1976)
(Font height/30mm)
Upper Door Grab Handles in Navy Blue Leather (front & rear)
Lids of centre console(s) in Leather Navy Blue
Starlight headlining in Navy Blue Leather with front headlining inset in perforated Navy Blue Leather
Diamond Marquetry for Walnut Burr Veneer
Design & Size as per Design release
Front Cup Holder Lid in Walnut Burr Veneer
Cupholder for Lounge Seat Coolbox including flute holder
Glass storage for lounge seat on parcel shelf.
Includes x2 Tumblers
Includes x2 Flutes
Glassware for Phantom Sapphire
Illuminated tread plates Phantom Sapphire on all 4 door sills
As per design release
Chassis number plate on B-post
Phantom Sapphire glovebox embossing
Presentation box for Phantom Sapphire
Includes: x2 Phantom Sapphire Key Fobs
Includes: x1 Phantom Sapphire Conway Stewart Pen
Phantom Sapphire Clock Face
**Mono Doors in Natural Grain Leather throughout**
Door Panels in natural grain leather – Seashell
Door panniers in natural grain leather – Seashell
Carpet & Lambswool rugs in Navy Blue
Front centre console in Natural Grain leather Seashell
**In combination with option RS1 (Individual Seats)**
**Rear centre console in Natural Grain Leather Seashell**
IP-Top in preshrunk leather Navy Blue Seashell
- Top part of Instrument Panel in Preshrunk leather Navy Blue
- Lower (Inner) part including centre cross bar in preshrunk leather Seashell
Stitching in Navy Blue
Air vents in Navy Blue
Front part of hat shelf in preshrunk leather Navy Blue
Boot trim carpet in Navy Blue
Remainder of Interior in Seashell as RAT6
Seat Piping in Navy Blue applied to the following areas:
Front Seats Left & Right
Lounge Seat or Individual Seats depending on configuration
Headrests Front & Rear
Armrests in front doors (left & right) in natural grain leather Navy Blue
Rear outer armrests (left & right) in natural grain leather Navy Blue
C/D Pillar surrounding rear mirror & door retract button, above rear seat squab in natural grain leather Seashell

Dealer Options
TV function
DVD Code 2 (EUR/ME/JPN/SA)
Country Spec GB/Ire
Cross-over operation, deletion
English Owners Handbook
Deletion Transport Protection
Order code – Bespoke feature
Veneered Instrument Panel
Colour-keyed Boot Trim
RR monogram to all headrests
Blue Chrome option
Universal garage door opener
Parking Air Conditioning
Camera system (front & rear)

We are sure that this has to be one of the highest specification Phantom’s in the UK. Please call us for more details.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca Coupe - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

Year : 1935
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Phantom II
Coachbuilder : Windovers
Body Type : Sedanca Coupe
Colour : Garnet and Burgundy
Trim : Burgundy Leather

History : 1929 saw the arrival of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II which set new standards for others to follow. It was a vehicle specifically designed with the chauffer driven passenger in mind. At the time the only home produced rival to compare with the Phantom II was the Bentley 8 Litre, which was a faster vehicle but was thought to be far less chauffer friendly, with considerably heavier steering and a gearbox which was more difficult to operate. The vast majority of the 1,400 or so Phantom II chassis that were produced between 1929 and 1935 were fitted with four door saloon style coachwork, ideal for a chauffer and his passengers. However a select few were fitted with more stylish coachwork, and in our opinion few came better than Chassis No 197TA which is fitted with a “special” sedanca coupe design by Windovers of Colindale North London. The TA series cars were some of the very last built (only approximately 40 UK series chassis proceeded the TA series cars) and this particular car benefits from synchromesh gears on not only third and fourth gear, but also second gear as well; an improvement that was introduced in 1935. Chassis No 197TA was supplied from Windovers Central London showroom in Conduit Street, Mayfair (they were authorised Rolls-Royce and Bentley agents at this time) to a Captain Francis Francis. We understand that the car became the property of European nobility and was restored to concours condition for them some twenty five years ago (restoration details to follow shortly) It has clearly been sparingly used in the ensuing years as it still presents beautifully in every respect. It became part of one of the world’s most significant collections of desirable automobiles in recent years and was on display in the United States until returning to London quite recently. Chassis No 197TA is fitted with twin side mounted spare wheels, vanity mirrors to the rear compartment and a luggage rack that attached to the rear of the car below the tail mounted trunk. This unique Phantom II presents and drives beautifully and comes highly recommended by all at Frank Dale & Stepsons.

Condition : An older restoration that has been sparingly used and still presents beautifully.
Technical Data : Four speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in-line engine, 7.7 litres displacement, 7,668cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan Delivery - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

Well we finally got the 1957 Chevy Sedan BelAir Delivery finished that we have owned for over 18 years. This BelAir Sedan Delivery was rebuilt from the tires up. Chevy did not produce a BelAir sedan delivery, so we decided to turn our model 150 into a BelAir. We did not remove the body from the frame, but we did remove everything else. We started with a 99% Rust Free body. The front floors were a little weak so we replaced them. Both doors, front fenders, and the right rear quarter panel have all been replaced with good clean sheet metal. The body is arrow straight. The dash is stock, even has the stock radio, but has been completely redone with BelAir trim, we did add some aftermarket gauges on a gauge panel mounted under the dash. Rechromed bumpers, new rear tail lights, new grille,new BelAir side trim (over $1,000 just for the side chrome). New Chevy 3 bar spinners on stock hubcaps, new wide whitewall tires. New door rubbers, all new glass except for the rear window. The paint is a beautiful Emerald Green bottom, with Classic White Top. The exterior is absolutely stunning. The interior is beautifully detailed with tri-toned naughyde, white, light green and dark green on the bucket seats. New black carpets, and a new white headliner. Mechanically this car is awesome! 1964 Chevy positraction rear-end, bolted to stock springs. Rebuilt Muncie 4 speed, new 11 inch clutch. Engine is a 301 stroker motor with less than 10 miles on it. Has 2 four barrel WCFB carbs, mallory dual point ignition, super coil, 13-1 compression pistons, Magnum cam, bored 60 over. The list is endless on the motor modifications, and it is beautifully detailed. This car has Hooker headers hooked to new 2 1/2 aluminzed exhaust, and this car does run oh does it run!! The front suspension is completely rebuilt, with all new brakes on all four wheels. No part of this car has been left untouched. We still need to get the front end aligned and do the final polish. We are asking $51,000 for this classic beauty and you will not be disappointed. YES WE HAVE A TITLE FOR THIS CAR! We would take a partial trade of an antique car. Shipping is available worldwide. Come Visit Us!, and look over our Genuine Antique Car Lot, then Come Inside and see our great Museum, full of Memories that will last a lifetime. Museum is open MAY-OCTOBER, the car lot is open year around, but you should call ahead during winter just in-case the weather is bad. (See our Museum Page to find out about our Great Museum). Also check out our COOL STUFF FOR SALE PAGE. WE ARE ADDING COOL ITEMS FOR SALE ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE HAVE LOTS OF STUFF TO PUT ON THIS PAGE SO GIVE US SOME TIME AND YOU WILL ENJOY WATCHING THIS PAGE GROW. Give us a call: 605-348-7373. Motion Unlimited Museum and Antique Car Lot, Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo S Coupe 454 - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

VERY RARE 1973 MONTE CARLO "S" COUPE!! FULLY RESTORED FACTORY 454 ALL NUMBERS MATCHING CAR

WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON IS A RARE FIND!! AVAILABLE FOR AUCTION IS A FLAWLESSLY RESTORED EXTREMELY RARE 1973 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO "S" COUPE. THIS CAR IS IN INCREDIBLE CONDITION WITH A RECENT 100% FRAME OFF RESTORATION. IT IS DIFFICULT TO PUT INTO WORDS HOW MUCH TIME, MONEY AND LOVE THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO THIS VEHICLE!!

TO START....THIS IS A RARE FACTORY BIG BLOCK CAR. 1973 WAS ONE OF THE LAST YEARS FOR THE FORMIDABLE AND RARE LS 454 HI PER (BLOCK IS STAMPED). THE MOTOR AND TRANS ARE NUMBERS MATCHNG AND HAVE BEEN TOTALY REBUILT. UPGRADES INCLUDE: MAGNAFLUXED BLOCK, PROFESIONALY BALANCED ENGINE, STAINLESS STEEL VALVES WITH 3 ANGLE COMPETITION GRIND,HYPERTENETIC DOME PISTONS, ROLLER TIP ROCKER ARMS, CHROME MOLLY RINGS, COMP. CAMSHAFT WITH 530 LIFT, CLEVITE CAM BEARINGS, HEADS MILLED .00020, DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING CHAIN AND GEARS, REBUILT CARB. NEW WATER PUMP, OIL PUMP, NEW OIL PAN, NEW FUEL PUMP, ALL NEW RADIATOR HOSES AND HEATER LINES. NEW 4 QUART RADIATOR, ALL NEW HOSES, LINES AND VAC LINES. THE ALTERNATOR AND P.S PUMP ARE ORIGINAL. SHE HAS BEEN DE-SMOGGED AND THE ESTIMATED HORSEPOWER IS APPROXIMATELY 395-415. THE MOTOR RUNS AS STRONG AS AN OX!! THE HEAVY DUTY T-400 AUTOMATIC TRANS HAS ALSO BEEN REBUILT AND HAS A NEW TORQUE CONVERTOR. IT HAS THE TRAILERING AXLE RATIO. THE GAS TANK, SENDING UNIT AND ALL LINES ARE NEW, SOFT RAY TINTED WINDSHIELD IS NEW AS WELL. THE DRIVESHAFT HAS BEEN BALANCED AND REBUILT, NEW U-JOINTS, REAR END DIFFERENTIAL IS REBUILT, NEW BEARINGS AND AXLE SHAFT OIL SEALS. THIS CAR RUNS AND DRIVES BETTER THAN NEW!! WE DO HAVE RECIEPTS FOR ALL WORK DONE THAT TOTAL WELL OVER $30K. ALMOST EVERY PART REPLACED WAS DONE WITH GENUINE GM PARTS....NO AMOUNT SPARED. THIS VEHICLE I AS MECHANICALY SOUND AS YOU ARE GOING TO FIND!! THERE ARE NO ISSUES!!

THE BODY WAS A FULL FRAME OFF RESTORATION THAT TOOK OVER 3 YEARS TO COMPLETE. THE PAINT AND BODY WORK WAS OVER $7,500.00. ALL HAND BLOCKED A FLAWLESS GLASURET MULTI COAT PAINT JOB RESULTED IN A FINISH THAT LOOKS A MILE DEEP!! THE REAR QUARTERS ARE NEW GM PANELS, THE FRONT FENDERS AND BOTH DOORS WERE REPLACED WITH PERFECT RUST FREE ARIZONA PARTS. ALL OF HE METAL WAS STRIPPED AND PRIMED WITH VERA PRIME SELF-ETCHING PRIMER. THE HOOD, ROOF AND DECK LID ARE ORIGNAL. ALL PANELS WERE TREATED WITH 3M RUST INHIBITOR CLEAR UNDERCOATING. ALL OFTHE METAL IS RUST FREE!! THERE WAS NO BONDO OR FILLER USED IN HE SHEET METAL PREPERATION AND THE BODY LINES ARE LASER STRAIGHT!! THE FRAME WAS SANDBLASTED AND SELF ETCHED PRIMED BEFORE BEING PAINTED FLAT BLACK. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A CLEANER, STRAIGHTER VEHICLE!!

ALL OF THE SUSPENSION HAS BEEN UPGRADED INCLUDING BIG BLOCK SPRINGS, SHOCKS, NEW RUBBER BUSHINGS IN THE FACTORY F-40 SPECIAL SUSPENSION FRONT AND REAR SWAY BARS. NEW FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS AND SEALS AS WELL. NEW BRAKE CALIPERS AND ROTORS, NEW MASTER CYLINDER, DOT5 SILICONE FLUID. THE BF GOODRICH RADIAL T/A'S ARE ABOUT 400 MILES OLD. IT SITS ON A PERFECT SET OF 8 INCH CORVETTE RALAYE WHEELS. THIS VEHICLE DRIVES OUT AS SMOOTH AS YOU COULD HOPE FOR. THE RIDE IS INCREDIBLE!!

THE INTERIOR IS PRETTY MUCH NO NONSENSE. BENCH SEATS ARE ORIGINAL AND IN GREAT CONDITION AS ARE THE DOOR PANELS. THE CARPET AND HEADLINER ARE NEW. THE CAR HAS LAP BELTS, AM RADIO, BLOWER STYLE REAR DEFROST. EVERYHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD INCLUDING ALL SWITCHES AND LIGHTS. THE ODOMETER READS 76K MILES, IT HAS ABOUT 400 SINCE THE RESTORATION. THE FACTORY TACH WORKS PERFECTLY...THE CLOCK HOWEVER DOES NOT. AN AFTEMARKET WATER TEMP AND OIL PRESSURE GUAGE WERE TASTEFULLY ADDED TO BE SAFE. THE MOTOR IS STAMPED HI PER, SEE THE PHOTO. THIS VEHICLE IS EVERY BIT AS NICE AS I HAVE DESCRIBED IT TO BE!! THE ONLY FLAWS ARE: SMALL CRACKS ON THE OUTSIDE SEAT TRIM (BARELY VISIBLE), DASH HAS A CRACK ABOVE THE SPEAKER AND A SMALL CRACK ON THE DRIVERS SIDE EDGE, A SMALL KNICK AT THE TOP OF THE PASSENGER DOOR GLASS...YOU'LL NEVER NOTICE!! I HAVE ABOUT 80 PICTURES OF THIS CAR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANYTHING ELSE, 24 DOESN'T DO IT JUSTICE!!

TO WRAP IT UP 1973 WAS THE LAST YEAR THE 454 WAS OFFERED, THIS ONE IS A HI-PER LS454, EVEN RARER!! THIS IS AN ALL NUMBERS MATCHING TRUE "S" COUPE THAT HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY RESTORED OVER THE LAST 3 PLUS YEARS AT A COST OF OVER $55K!! NO EXPENSE WAS SPARED IN THE QUALITY OF GENUINE GM PARTS, THE GLASURET PAINT AND THE AMOUNT OF HOURS SPENT BY ITS LOVING OWNER...YOU WILL NOT FIND A NICER 78 MONTE OUT THERE!! THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES OF THIS VEHICLE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO FIND. ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE OWNERS MANUAL, ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER AND ALL BOOKS PICTURED.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

1954 Talbot-Lago T26 GRAND SPORT COUPE - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


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1954 TALBOT-LAGO T26 GRAND SPORT COUPE, LIGHT BLUE METALLIC OVER STEEL BLUE METALLIC WITH GREY LEATHER, TALBOT LAGO IS A NAME SYNONYMOUS WITH ULTIMATE LUXURY, ULTIMATE STYLE AND ULTIMATE PRICE! LONG REGARDED AS THE VERY EPITOME OF AUTOMOTIVE ART, THEY HAVE CONSISTENTLY SET RECORDS AT THE AUCTIONS AND DELIGHTED ADMIRERS AND JUDGES ALIKE AT CONCOURS EVENTS. TRULY BREATHTAKING STYLING WITH PERFORMANCE TO MATCH WERE THE TRADEMARKS OF THESE FABULOUS MACHINES. OFTEN LIKENED TO THE BENTLEY R-TYPE CONTINENTAL (THOUGH FAR RARER AND MORE EXPENSIVE WHEN NEW), THE T26 GRAND SPORTS REPRESENTED THE LAST HURRAH OF THE ONCE UNMATCHED FRENCH CAR INDUSTRY. CRIPPLING TAXES IMPOSED BY THE SOCIALIST POST-WAR FRENCH GOVERNMENT SOUNDED THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE ONCE GREAT COMPANY. WITH ITS FOUR AND A HALF LITRE STRAIGHT SIX ENGINE AND STURDY WILSON PRE-SELECTOR TRANSMISSION, THE T26 WAS PARTICULARLY NIMBLE. IT WAS IN FACT THIS SAME DRIVETRAIN COMBINATION THAT CLINCHED THEM A 1-2 VICTORY AT LE MANS IN 1950 AND A SECOND PLACE THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS CHASSIS NUMBER 5 OF 26 BUILT. IT IS IN SUPERB CONDITION HAVING BENEFITTED FROM CONSIDERABLE MECHANICAL AND COSMETIC ATTENTION AS WITNESSED BY A PLETHORA OF RECEIPTS. THE HISTORY IS DOCUMENTED FROM NEW AND IS COMPLETE WITH A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL BUILD SHEET. THE ORIGINAL 18" CHROME WIRE WHEELS ARE MOST IMPOSING WHILST THE ART DECO VALVE COVERS AND EXQUISITELY STYLED DOOR HANDLES & TRUNK LATCHES ADD THE PERFECT FINISHING TOUCHES. ALSO PRESENT, IS THE ORIGINAL TOOLKIT & STARTING HANDLE (FOR THE REALLY BRAVE AMONGST YOU!). PERFECT FOR ALL VINTAGE EVENTS THIS REPRESENTS AN UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TOURING CARS EVER BUILT. $239,500

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


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Year : 1926
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Phantom I
Coachbuilder : Windovers
Body Type : Open Tourer
Colour : Wedgewood Blue over Black
Trim : Black Leather

History : By 1925 the exceptionally successful eighteen year production run of the Silver Ghost had firmly put Rolls-Royce at the forefront of motor car production. The term “The Best Car in the World” had been deservingly earnt thanks to the soundness of its design and the pain staking lengths the Rolls-Royce engineers and workmen went to during construction. It is fair to say that the Ghost’s efficiency, reliability and superb performance were unmatched at the time. Its reputation laid the foundations for the continued success of the company and following seven years of development on the 2nd of May 1925 a new chapter began with the introduction of the New Phantom, which later became known as the Phantom I. One major improvement over the Silver Ghost was the introduction of the pushrod operated overhead valve engine. Three groups of two cylinders with detachable heads powered the 7.7 litre engine, producing rapid acceleration and the ability to maintain high speeds for periods of time “undreamt of before.” The New Phantom was able to produce 33% greater horse power at just over 2,000 rpm than its predecessor, thanks to a number of mechanical improvements. The New Phantom was a great success and was considered to be a very worthy successor to the Silver Ghost. Production lasted until early 1930 with a total of 2,269 chassis produced on English soil whilst a little more than 1,200 further chassis were produced at the Rolls-Royce factory in Springfield, Massachusetts in the United States. The standard chassis rolled off the production line with a price tag of £1,850 and then it was up to the new owner to instruct the coachbuilder of his/her choice to construct coachwork to their taste. Windovers factory in Colindale, North London was particularly prolific in production terms during the 1920’s following their relocation from Huntingdon producing a wide range of bodies for the New Phantom chassis. Windovers were responsible for bodying just over twenty open tourer bodies for the Phantom I chassis identical to Chassis No 132LC which we are proud to be offering for sale at this time. Windovers work was admired by a number of the Indian Princes and it should be noted that identical open tourer bodies were crafted for the likes of the Maharajah of Nanpara and the Maharajah of Kashmir. His Highness the Kumar of Viziangaram also had such a body constructed by Windovers but chose solid gold and silver fittings as opposed to the standard nickel finish. Well.....if you can afford it, why not. Chassis No 132LC was originally delivered on the 27th of May 1926 to Mr Taylor of Tadworth in Surrey finished as is it is today, in Wedgewood blue over black with a black hood. 132LC appears to have spent lengthy periods of time in both England and the United States of America. At some point prior to the 1960’s the coachwork was re-painted yellow and black. However it was restored to its original configuration of blue over black during a high quality restoration some decades ago whilst in England. Records show that 132LC returned to the United States in the late 1960’s before returning to British shores in around 1990. It has since spent one further period of time on American soil before returning to London quite recently. The car comes complete with its rear screens and full all weather gear including side screens, a detachable tail mounted trunk and copies of the original factory build sheets and chassis cards. The restoration has stood the test of time well and the car still presents beautifully. Having been mechanically reviewed and tuned by our engineers we can report that this superb motor cars on road performance is exceptional and is ready to be used for touring if so desired. In our opinion this magnificent pre-war Rolls-Royce will surely serve its next proud owner with distinction.

Condition : An older restoration that has stood the test of time very well. In very good order throughout.

Technical Data : Four speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in-line engine, 7.7 litres displacement, 7,668cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


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First shown in September 1967, the DBS was styled by William Towns who had joined the company a year earlier. A development of the DB6, the DBS was initially conceived as a limited production fast two seater and prepared to accommodate the new V8 engine designed by Tadek Marek which had been raced in experimental form in The Lola Aston Martin. To accommodate the width of a V8 engine the steel platform chassis of the DB6 was increased in width by 4 1/2" and the wheel base lengthened by 1" to allow the engine to be lowered behind the front cross member. Although wider than a DB6 by 6" it is both lower by 1 ¼" and Shorter by 1 ½", which gives the car a powerful compact appearance. The standard engine produced 282 b.h.p. whilst 325 b.h.p. was claimed for the Vantage. A de Dion rear axle was fitted with a limited slip differential. The model was in production from October 1967 to May 1972, during which time 787 cars were produced. Almost all manufacturers take their models through a process of development and improvement and the DBS is no exception. As a result, there was a continuous process of development and change throughout the production of the DBS, the most noticeable changes being the deeper spoilers fitted to the later cars and improved ventilation. The most significant improvement occurred with the last fifty cars which were fitted with the ‘dogleg' ZF gearbox as fitted to the subsequent DBSV8. As the eighteenth from the last car built, DBS/5812/R is such a car.

Vehicle History: The original Aston Martin build records show that this car was built with the Vantage engine and, as one of the last 50 DBS's built, it had the "dog leg" ZF 5 speed geabox fitted. It was supplied through dealers, Bowker & Fisher, to J V R Bullough Esq of Carnforth Lancashire. It was sold in 1986 on to a Mr D Muecke when the mileage was 36,839 by HWMotors Limited, the authorised Aston Martin dealer, the car was sold ‘Subject to Report' and the maintenance history shows the work subsequently performed by HWM. By 1990 when the mileage was 50,485, the car was in the hands of Mr Bell of Byfleet who, amongst other work, commissioned the full restoration of the chassis and sills by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. During the ensuing nineteen years the car has covered only 11,000 miles. In 1993 with the mileage at 56,000, AMOC member Barry France purchased the car, which he was to keep for the next fourteen years covering only 4,000 miles during that period. Together with the almost thirty year record of MOTs and the maintenance records, there is very good reason to believe that the current mileage of 61,000 is original and genuine.

INSPECTION REPORTS:

1986 when the mileage was 36,839 a full inspection was carried out as a condition of sale by HWM Motors to Mr D Muecke. The car was described in the report as being in "Good general condition for the age of the car", the most significant work required being repairing an oil leak to the pinion and the steering rack. The engine compression test showed particularly strong readings.

1992, when in the subsequent ownership of Mr Peter Bell of Byfleet, an inspection report was performed by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited which highlighted the need for chassis and sill repair and a brake overhaul. Mr Bell accepted the report's findings and instructed the factory to carry out the necessary remedial work.

1999 when in the ownership of Mr Barry France, the car was inspected again at the factory as part of a programme offered by the Aston Martin Owners Club. No major faults were discovered and Mr France subsequently proceeded to have all the material points addressed (with the exception of the frayed seat belts which have been replaced recently)
Summary: The ‘four headlight' DBS has become highly valued and evocative of the seventies. A manual car such as this to full ‘Vantage' specification is the most sought after version, appreciated as both collectible and eminently useable on an everyday basis. With its predecessors, the DB4, DB5, and DB6, still commanding up to three times the current value of a DBS for cars of similar condition, this represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a six cylinder Aston Martin from the handbuilt era of the marque.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)


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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 428 Cobra Jet Exterior Color: Med Metallic Blue
Transmission: C-6 Automatic Interior Color: White Corinthian
VIN:


DETAILED VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Selling at Mecum Auction St. Charles October 3rd

Up for sale is this beautiful 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I 428 Cobra Jet “R” code.

This car has just been thru a full, highly detailed restoration. As the saying goes, “no stone unturned” with this awesome Pony.

The Elite Marti Report reads as follows:

0 1970
F Build at Dearborn
05 Mustang Mach I Sportsroof
R 428-4V CJ Ram Air
12038th Ford Vehicle scheduled for production at Dearborn
09/69 Built: September 1969
63C Mustang Mach I Sportsroof
Q Medium Blue Metallic Paint, Ford#3319-A
3W White Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl Bucket Seats
6 3.00 Standard Axle Ratio
U C-6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic
65 Oklahoma City Ordering District

Options:
Black Hood Stripe
C-6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic
F70X14 Belted Tires w/Raised White Letters
Power Front Disc Brakes
Air Conditioner-Selectaire
AM/8 Track Stereo Radio
Tinted Glass- Complete
Tachometer
Actual build date was September 23rd 1969

The car started as a rust free Texas car initially sold at Bill Beene Ford in Comanche Oklahoma. This car spent almost all it’s life in Texas and the sheet metal definitely shows this to be true.

Body
The car was initially stripped down to the shell and also stripped down to bare metal. The rear panel was replaced with a NOS replacement and also the fenders were replaced with NOS Ford replacements.

The Mach’s body was worked for many many hours to assure great lines and is laser straight. All body panels were mocked up before work to assure a much better fit than from the factory. Once all the sanding and blocking was done the car was painted with quality products from PPG, then sanded and buffed to what you see today. All the trim including all the window, Mach I and rear is original to the car and was restored and polished by a local professional polishing company. Many NOS parts were used to finish the body including the honeycomb bezel, rear taillight bezels, front rock guard and headlight bezels. All the rest of the pieces, door handles, running light bezels, etc. are new.

Drivetrain
Let’s start with the engine and engine compartment. Under the hood is a highly detailed restoration with proper markings and other details. Included with the original restored Shaker assembly is also the snorkel, S Tube and Heat shield. This car comes with it’s original radiator, fan assembly, fan shroud, and all pulleys.

The engine is a NOM 428 block bored thirty over. The pictures will point out the additional webbing which indicates it’s authenticity. On top of a correct Cobra Jet intake is the original 4V Automatic with A/C carb. This motor is completely fresh and built right in our shop.

The transmission is the original numbers matching C-6 big in big out transmission that has been fully restored and shifts great.

The rearend assembly is also the original numbers matching nodular 31 spline with 3.00 gear. All other components (driveshaft, transmission components, etc.) have been fully restored to the highest quality.

Undercarriage and Suspension
The underneath of this car is fully restored. Now we didn’t paint this car with red oxide primer and overspray everywhere. This was not the look we were going for. We had already painted the car with base clear so why should we do a bad job of detailing just because the factory did. We did take great measures to leave as much of the undercoating that was applied underneath but went with a very durable black paint called hot rod black. The underneath and suspension were totally restored and shows a lot of detail. This car came originally with Deep Dish Sport wheel covers which will come with the car but now rides on a set of NOS 14 inch Magnums.

Interior
No detail was left out of the Deluxe interior either. From the restored A/C heater plenum and all dash pieces. The AM/8 Track radio was sent out and restored so that it would be cosmetically and physically functional. We restored the center console with great care to also include the factory flocking inside the compartment. The gauge and clock panels were restored back to it’s original shine with a process that would bring the chrome highlights back to its original shine unlike most that are just painted silver. The A/C heater controls were put thru the same process. All new floor insulation and carpet, new seat covers new headliner and new professionally restored seat belts with correct date coding. The car also comes with completely new tinted glass and new quarter window framing.

In Closing
From top to bottom this car has been meticulously restored and was given every effort to restore it at a high standard. The detail in this car is just breathtaking and can only be appreciated up close. We have provided a very large number of pictures for you to look at but nothing tells the story like seeing it in the flesh. Please give us a call to set up a appointment for inspection at your convenience.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

1954 Fiat 8V Berlinetta- Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


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1954 FIAT 8V Berlinetta Carozzeria Speciale by Rapi

We are very much pleased to offer you this rare and exceptional Fiat 8V Berlinetta with special bodywork by factory designer Rapi and chassis number 000093.

It is part of our collection of six different 8V Siata and Fiat cars, which is already quite exceptional.

A total of only 114 Fiat 8V chassis were build, but about 19 different body types were constructed, all of them by some of the most famous Italian coachbuilders such as Vignale, Zagato, Ghia, Pininfarina and Rapi

History of the car:

- This 8V is in an outstanding original condition, mostly un restored and extremely well preserved. It is a second series by Rapi with the beautiful and unique ‘teardrop’ style body. The aerodynamic lines inspire sport as well as elegance and style.

- 000093 has extremely good history which is fully documented It was first registered on 28/06/1954 with Torino license nr. TO 538972 by no one else them the factory itself, in name of their “dipartimento esperienze”, their experimental department at Lingotto, where they had the race track build on the factory roof. It is uncertain at this point why Fiat kept the car during a period of about 3 years before selling it and what the reason was to keep it in the experimental department. Today, historians have not found out about this interesting element.

So about 3 years later on March 12, 1957 the factory sold the car to its first and only private registered owner, Giusseppe di Italo Vercellina, a pharmacist of then 59 years old and living in the city of Vercelli, not far away from Torino. The car was registered with license nr VC84479.

The documents that come with the car show that Vercellina kept the car until he died in 1971. At this moment, the car was transferred into the names of his children, who reluctantly sold the car in 1973 to finally get out of the estate.

The car ended up in the collection of an important Fiat/Alfa Romeo dealer in northern Italy, Brinobet. In his hands the car participated in the Mille Miglia, was registered with a gold label ASI documents (automotoclub storico Italiano), and got a Fiva international passport.

It stayed in his collection until the year 2002 when I acquired it.

- Condition of the car:

Just fully serviced by an 8V expert, his particular 8V Rapi is in an outstanding original condition, mostly un restored and extremely well preserved. It is probably the best original series 2 Rapi still in existence which adds definitely extra value to the car.

The car never needed any restoration work to the body and retains all it’s original panels. Apart from a paint job long time ago – somewhere in the sixties and not recently !) – no work was done to it, so it still remains as close to originality as one can get. The paint quality is acceptable, but not great and represents what was common to the sixties. Panel fit is excellent, doors lock in with that beautiful sound of perfection. There is absolutely no rust- or rust repairs to be found on this car. All the aluminium trim on the car is original (door and window frames, bumpers, deco’s, etc..) and even the piping and rubber parts are original. The windshield is the (rare) original split window. It has never been replaced which is quite rare as with most of the cars, they have been replaced by a one piece windshield. The side and rear windows are still the original Plexiglas ones and their mint condition tells us all about how good this car was preserved. Time hasn’t even coloured them brown, so they look new. The interior is totally original and surprisingly in excellent condition. Seats, door panels, headliner are all very nice and do not need any work. The dash board is all complete and original with all gauges in perfect working order.

The dash board is complete, totally original again and in excellent condition. All gauges are working well, no extra holes were ever drilled. The odometer shows a mere 18.000 km, and looking at the condition of the car, it would be hard to think that it did turn around already once.

The nice features such as passengers foot rest, decaled seats with the special hand grip to hold when cornering fast, the leather straps for holding tools, all is still there.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

1972 Triumph TR6 - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


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Triumph TR6 1972
If you are of a certain age you will know that a TR6 is a really sexy bit of kit. They have a wonderful exhaust note, and the rear of the car used to dip on gear change (just like a big Healey) which indicated a real beast. Fred and I have owned very few for some reason, which we must rectify. At least this car is a start.

This is a home market right hand drive example which enjoys tax free (exempt) status. It is in the right colour (Pimento Red), and has wire wheels and overdrive. Originally these cars were fitted with fuel injection, which had a reputation for being troublesome at the time. There is enough expertise around these days to get over most problems, but the system is not unleaded tolerant I understand, and sorting it can be expensive. This car has the benefit of triple Weber carburetors, which gets over all the problems nicely.

The car has clearly had a restoration in the past. It has very good trim, carpets and hood, and also has the benefit of a full length split tonneau cover. The body and paintwork are also very good, but not perfect, as it is over 12 years since the work was completed. I took the car to a local event last night, and I must say that I did enjoy the trip down memory lane. The engine is strong with good pressures and temperatures. The gearbox and axle are quiet, and the overdrive is working well. Brakes too are excellent. There is an extensive file of previous invoices and MOTs with the car.

If you are looking for a TR6 with a really good specification, in very good order, but at a more than sensible price, then this car could be just for you.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

2000 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk 5.7 litre MFI V8 -Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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A 2000 Firehawk, with only 5300 one owner miles on it? And it’s a six speed and mint? This won’t last long! That’s like getting the chance to buy one new all over again!

Black could have been the mandatory color on Firehawks and not too many would have objected. The crew at SLP Engineering did an awesome job heaping additional style and attitude on top of Pontiac’s premier muscle ride, and it looks all the better in deep black. With only 5300 miles on the odometer the finish is as close to perfect as you'll find. The original Firehawk-specific chrome wheels and Firestone tires are like new and the glass is perfect. This car was put away for nice days only, was stored winters and spared raindrops.

Put the car on a lift and you’ll find no surprises. This car is as clean as clean gets with all original components. The steering and brakes are perfect and every electrical device down to the license plate light works as it should. Many of these cars are high mile, clapped out daily drivers and it’s refreshing to find one that’s been cared for so well. The mileage is low enough to be a collector car but not so low that you’re afraid to drive it—it’s the best of both worlds!

Here's how the build sheet lays out the car:

192 - Ebony leather trim combination
NP5 - Leather wrapped steering wheel
41U - Black exterior
PA6 - 16 x 8" styled painted wheels
AG1 - 6 way power driver seat
QLC - 245/50ZR 16 tires
AQ9 - Reclining articulating seats
T43 - Upgraded rear spoiler
AU0 - Remote keyless entry
C60 - Air conditioning
U75 - Power antenna
CC1 - T-Tops
UA6 - Theft deterrent system
DE4 - Removable T-Top sun shades
UB3 - 150 MPH speedometer
DG7 - Power mirrors
UK3 - Steering wheel radio controls
G80 - Positraction rear axle
V12 - Power steering fluid cooler
GU6 - 3.42 rear axle ratio
W55 - Monsoon AM/FM stereo CD player
WU6 - Firehawk performance package
Y82 - Trans Am base coupe option
LS1 - 5.7 litre MFI V8
Z31 - Preliminary invoice
MN6 - 6 speed manual
U1S - Trunk mounted 12 disc CD changer
R7X - Remote keyless entry
RBS - Hurst shifter
R9P - Power windows, locks, mirrors, antenna
R6J - Quick order, Atlanta zone

Base Firehawk Alterations

- 335 HP, 5.7L LS1
- Firehawk exclusive, composite hood with functional cold air induction scoops
- Firehawk exclusive, hood mounted heat extractors
- Firehawk exclusive, under hood forced air induction system
- Firehawk front fascia badge
- Cat-Back, stainless steel, performance exhaust system with twin dual tips
- Upgraded suspension components
- 17" x 9" lightweight aluminum painted wheels
- Firestone Firehawk P275/40ZR17 SZ50EP tires
- Firehawk exterior graphics on doors and rear fascia
- Firehawk dash plaque and two Firehawk key fobs

That cost nearly $4000 over the base price. Add to that the following SLP Options:

- 17" x 9" Firehawk 5-Spoke chrome wheels
- Premium front floor mats with embroidered Firehawk logo
- Custom personalized rear deck mat
- Hurst shifter

Showroom perfect leather seats greet you as you ease inside, as do the Firehawk mats on the floor. The original carpeting is perfect, the door panels, center console and dash are perfect, and the Monsoon stereo with CD changer is loud. These cars are excellent performers with controls from the pedals to the steering wheel to the Hurst shifter falling directly to hand. We have both sets of keys and key fobs as well as both of the Firehawk key chains which sport the same logo as the one on the dash. That 150mph speedometer is no joke, either—LS1 cars like this get up and go in startling fashion!

Black on black, six speed, low mileage, one owner Firehawks in perfect condition don’t exactly fall out of trees. If you’ve been looking for a while you’ll know this! These late model T/A’s are arguably the best ones GM ever built and they’re certainly one of the fastest. GM almost certainly won’t build any more, either—this could be your last chance to buy a “new” Trans Am!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt GT Coupe - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)


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The story follows below, but if you’re looking at this gorgeous car you know it by heart. With only 1,685 original miles, 100% ORIGINAL equipment, the original window sticker, all manuals and paperwork, PERFECT cosmetics and a five speed this is THE Bullitt to enjoy and pack away!
Steve McQueen and his Dark Highland Green ‘68 fastback made movie history in one dialogue-free 8-minute span with the car chase that all others are still measured against. The GT with its American Racing wheels was an instant hero thanks to the invasive white light of Hollywood, and its feats became 10 times life-size. That Ford hasn’t tried to capitalize on this past glory previously is somewhat surprising; the marketing department is rarely one to miss a tie-in. Waiting to make a vehicle worthy of the title shows admirable (and rare) restraint.

The bean-counters, on the other hand, must be choking: an extra $8,000 in content has been added for $3,695, putting a Bullitt Mustang at about $27,000 retail. Though linked to a decades-distant heritage, it is for insiders only—a rough-and-tumble, back-slapping, gotta-know-the-secret-handshake boy’s club. It’s every inch the boy racer, all hard and loud and tightly coiled and ready to go airborne through the streets of San Francisco at a moment’s notice. Take it from us: If you’re already thinking Mustang, spend the extra money.

To call Bullitt an appearance package is both unfair and incorrect. Under the hood, the 4.6L V8 has been treated to a new intake manifold and under drive pulleys, as well as dual 57mm throttle bodies (replacing the stock GT’s single 65mm unit and cribbed from the Lightning) for better low-end response. The exhaust has been tuned to give 20 percent better flow, as well to sound more like McQueen’s movie ride (though the original source for the sound remains apocryphal).

The results on paper are a little disappointing: It seems like a lot of work for an extra 5 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque over stock. The pulleys alone should have been able to fetch numbers like that. Still, Bullitt’s torque is far broader than regular GTs; the torque peaks 600 rpm earlier at 4,000, and low-end response has improved dramatically. We’ll have to run one on a dyno to be sure, but we suspect that Ford may be downplaying the power gain, probably to keep the insurance industry at bay, or maybe to keep hypersensitive 320hp Cobra owners from getting in a snit?

A TREMEC 3650 five-speed replaces the T45 and offers a 3.37 First gear as well as a more direct-feeling shifter; it single-handedly makes Bullitt a package that means business. The shift action on the T5s and T45s have always felt sloppy to our hands, but this one is a delight: direct, positive, and not nearly so awkward to push around. An 11-inch clutch and flywheel are part of the package, too.

The chassis has come in for a tweak as well. Six-hundred-pound springs replace the pillowy 450-pounders on standard GTs, and lower the car ¾-inch; 250-pounders replace the GT’s 210s in back. The sway bars are now tubular instead of solid, and are up to 28mm in front (up from 26.5) and down to 21mm in back (23mm on the GT) for more neutral cornering; Tokico shocks and struts with custom valving are also part of the program. Wheels and tires remain stock GT fare, though the Superior wheels have gray centers like McQueen’s Torq Thrusts; Mustang Chief Engineer Art Hyde claims that the inspiration for the Bullitt Mustang, beyond the movie, came from those wheels. Thirteen-inch Brembo rotors replace the stock 12-inchers, and PBR calipers have been painted red with a galloping steed laser-etched in for effect.

The mechanical mods sound fairly subtle in the scheme of things, but Bullitt begs you to chuck it any which way, giving you full confidence in your (and its) abilities to pull you through. Finally, a proper sporty-car ride returns to the GT after a long absence; the combination of pieces was enough to make my co-driver, Jim Smart at Mustangs & Fords, yelp for mercy as he threatened carsickness all over my lap. (I usually end up, quite unintentionally, breaking something on these little forays—I just didn’t expect it to be my riding partner.)

Outside, the stated goal was to make it look mean in your rearview mirror. To that end, the front fascia is fog lamp free, the chrome horse surround in the grille has been blacked out (though the pony remains; purists may want to remove it), no spoiler is available, and the rocker panels, side scoop, and C-pillar have all been altered with special pieces. Inside is treated to a smattering of chrome and aluminum bits, like the lock knobs, specific sill plates, an excellent aluminum shift knob, and the shift boot bezel. Of more use to drivers are the best set of factory seats we’ve felt in an SN95 Mustang, a set of aluminum pedals that have been adjusted to aid heel-and-toe driving, and a new gauge cluster that uses tall, skinny, ‘60s-style numbers around the speedo for a quasi-vintage look. The green interior, chosen to complement the exclusive Bullitt-only Dark Highland Green skin, had a tendency to look more gray than green in bright sunlight; we’re not sure if that’s a plus or not.

Attention collectors: There are two holographic serialization stickers on the Bullitt: One on the driver-side shock tower and a second in a spot that no one from Ford would reveal to us. This was done, would you believe, to prevent counterfeiting some 20 years down the line. This means that someone will now have to tear theirs apart to find the second sticker and broadcast it via the Internet, if only to spoil the surprise and let everyone know they’ve just disassembled a $27,000 car to look for a sticker.

Ford built just 6,500 units (a number more related to supplier constraints than anything else). Most (not all) are green; a few black and navy blue ones were available, presumably for those who like the idea of the extra performance but couldn’t give a hang about the legacy of the movie. We are told that there will be no more Bullitts built after this, but that other special Mustang programs are forthcoming in the years ahead. Many of the functional pieces will eventually will be available through the Ford Racing catalog, but many others will be available over-the-counter at your local dealer.

Frankly, every Mustang GT should feel like this one. Ignore, for a moment, the inevitable collectability factor. Low-down power felt significantly improved, even on the hilly San Francisco route that mirrored McQueen’s in the movie, and the shift action from the five speed is a joy in particular. Combine that with seats that welcome, rather than reject, your posterior, and you’ve got a Mustang that lives up to its legend.

Again, this car is day-one PERFECT. No scratches, chips, dings, dents, tears—nothing. The A/C blows ice cold and the car starts promptly on its original battery. Perfect! These cars were cool new and they’re one of the only modern Mustangs that have shown they’re holding their own as collectibles—grab this one!


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