Aston Martin 1972 DBSV8 for sale
1963 Lotus Seven S2
This is a beautifully presented Lotus Super 7 in stunning condition, having covered only 178 miles since a major refurbishment, which included full engine and gearbox re-builds.
Originally a RHD car that was first exported to South Africa where it was fitted with a Lotus Twin cam then the car went to America then Belgium then back to California, and finally our customer re-imported the car in 2011 with a view to racing it in the UK.
The Lotus had previously been prepared for racing, which included having a Lotus twin cam engine fitted at some time in its life. In support of this racing history, it comes with a 2008 FIA passport, where it appears in yellow/green livery. Prior to our customer re-importing the car, the colour was change to its current satin black / polished aluminium with maroon stripe.
At the time, on arrival back in the UK, it was re-registered with the DVLA under a period registration number ANH 317A. It was then sent to us, for a full re-build and race preparation.
At the time none of the major championship organisers would allow an S2 Lotus 7 to race with a twin cam engine, as this was not a standard engine fitted in period. They would however, allow it to run with a Ford crossflow engine, as these were fitted to S2’s in its production life.
The twin cam was removed and sold, and we built and installed a crossflow unit to race/fast road spec running on twin 40 Webers. The brief was to re-build the car so that the owner could use for it for both road and race. The car was stripped to its chassis and all corroded/worn aluminium panels were replaced. Suspension, steering, brakes and transmission were all re-built to race spec level. We also fitted the seven with our upgraded, bespoke made, highest quality aluminium radiator (with electric fan), oil cooler and aluminium fuel tank with MSA approved foam filling.
The car was finished to the highest standards, completed and delivered back to the owner in late 2012, ready for the 2013 season.
However, due to work commitments overseas since then, the owner has never had a chance to race the car. Subsequently, he had us remove some of the race parts so the car was more road user friendly for his occasional UK visits. Since we completed the work on the car it has been used very sparingly, covering just 178 miles in the following years.
This is a super quick Lotus 7, that could easily be raced in CSCC swinging sixties (albeit with a little work), and do very well in the right hands.
Equally, it would not take a lot to returned the car to standard UK road spec - as the basic chassis/car are in perfect condition and it comes with its original windscreen, windscreen frame, side screens and hood. On the other hand, you could simply enjoyed this fantastic Lotus 7 as it is.
Ford crossflow 1700 engine specification
Block - re-bored to 83.5mm (1700cc).
Crankshaft assembly – ground, balanced and lightened including flywheel.
Cylinder head – ported and polished, inlet manifold matched to head, lead free seats & valves fitted. New parts include: – Steel main caps, Main bearings, Big end bearings, Thrust washers, Forged pistons 83.5mm, Race/fast road high lift camshaft, High pressure oil pump, Duplex timing chain, Duplex timing gears, Special anti-surge oil pick-up.
Gearbox – Ford 4 speed ‘rocket’ box
Re-built with replacement selector forks, bearings, baulk rings, seals and gaskets.
1972 Aston Martin DBS V8
Aston Martin only built 288 of these rare cars between April 1972 and July 1973.
Following the purchase of Aston Martin by Company Developments in 1972, they re-launched the DBS V8 with a range of upgrades. The front was restyled with a lower bonnet scoop and two headlights (instead of the previous four) - it also had a louver panel under the rear window, electronic ignition and air conditioning as standard. The biggest change however, was the introduction of Bosch fuel injection, making it the most powerful of all the V8’s up until the introduction of the Vantage in the late ‘70’s.
The DBS V8 we offer here, on behalf of our client, is an original right hand drive, matching numbers car, with automatic transmission, and is in need of full restoration. However, with some re-commissioning work carried out, it could be made roadworthy for use whilst completing a ‘rolling restoration’.
During the production run of these rare cars, Company Developments changed the designation to AM V8, but our car is prior to this change and retains its DBS V8 name, making it rarer still.
On initial inspection, the chassis and bodywork do not seem to have suffered too badly in its many years of hibernation. It would appear to only need some minor repairs to the steel frame, although a more thorough inspection would need to be carried out by any potential purchaser. Outwardly, the aluminium body, doors, boot and bonnet also appear to be in good condition, albeit with some superficial dents that have occurred whilst in storage. All glass, dials and interior are present and whilst the carpets will need replacing, the fine leather upholstery could be revived to give the interior of the car a lovely original patina, However, sadly the paint has suffered over the years and would need to be refreshed - perhaps to its original colour?
We have started and run the engine - it rev’s freely and runs very smoothly, the oil gauge shows good oil pressure, however, the automatic gearbox has not been tested.
According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate chassis number, ‘10604’ was built on 3rd November 1972, and was originally commissioned in Cairngorm Brown with Off White interior. It was dispatched to Japan, and sold through the Eastern Motors Company Limited. The speedometer (which is in kilometers and would need re-calibrating for MPH ) shows just 43,000kms (27,000miles), there is no reason for us to believe this is not correct.
The DBS V8 comes with a UK registered V5, having been fully imported and registered with the DVLA. UK age related registration number and Heritage certificate.
With top restored DBS V8 series 2 fuel injection cars now commanding prices well in excess of £200,000, these cars represent a very good investment.
1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 MK3 Phase 2
A lovely, well maintained Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III Phase 2. This car is in great condition having had the same owner for over 25 years; in that time, it has been maintained to a high standard by the same garage.
It has a very strong engine with great oil pressure that starts ‘on the button’ and the car drives as a Healey should. It is totally rust free, sits on unmarked chrome wire wheels, and has covered just 44,000 miles.
The paintwork is good and serviceable for regular use, but the perfectionist may feel it could do with refreshing. The interior is excellent, the hood is in first class condition, and the car comes with a full tonneau. This is a very original car.
The car is currently going through our workshops to ensure that mechanically, it meets our exacting standards. If required, it can be converted to RHD.
The car is offered with UK V5C registration documentation, current MOT and Heritage Certificate, confirming its provenance.
1968 Jaguar E-type Series 1.5 Roadster
Stunning 1968 4.2 series 1.5 roadster, finished in carmen red with black leather trim.
This exceptional car, has had a ‘nut & bolt’ restoration to the highest standards, and has had little use since. The engine bay is beautifully detailed, the paint work is unmarked, and the under body looks better than when it came out of the factory. The restoration included a fully rebuilt engine, upgraded cooling system including aluminium radiator, stainless steel hydraulic lines and stainless steel exhaust system.
This is a matching numbers car, that has only done 64,000 miles.
The car is offered with UK V5C registration documentation, current MOT and Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, confirming its provenance.
Should a new UK owner prefer the car to be in right hand drive, we offer a competitively priced package for its conversion.
This is a rare opportunity to own one of the best E -Types we have ever seen.
Priced at £SOLD
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5
This beautiful, rare 1968 4.2 series 1 roadster (so called series 1.5) is finished in its original colour of dark blue with stunning beige leather trim. It shows just 76,000 miles on clock, and is due to arrive in the UK from Texas, USA on 2nd July. It is a matching numbers car that was the subject of an older restoration, including bare metal respray and leather re-trim, and as can be seen from the photos, is still in exceptional condition today.
Never officially referred to by Jaguar as a series 1.5, these cars were built from late 1967 until the introduction of the series 2 in October 1968, making them one of the rarest
E-Type variants. The ‘1.5’ retains most of the wonderful features of the earlier cars, but benefits from open headlights, a more spacious cabin layout, a redesigned convertible hood, larger capacity cooling system and dashboard ‘rocker’ switches.
Our cars are not to be confused with the usual untried, un-inspected and untested imported cars. We source them through one of the oldest established Jaguar dealers and restorers in the US, and this particular car is one that was restored by them. In addition to this, we have a partner who resides in the US, so is on hand to ensure the cars we buy meet our rigorous standards.
The car is regestered with Nova and comes with it's Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, confirming its provenance.
We can arrange safe, secure delivery to any European city, or should a new UK owner prefer the car to be in right hand drive, we offer a competitively priced package for its conversion.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a highly desirable 1.5 E -Type roadster in excellent condition, ready to enjoy open top motoring this summer.
The car is sensibly priced at £SOLD
1972 Lotus Elan S130/4
1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2 130S/4. 3 owner car in outstanding original condition. £ SOLD
1962 Triumph TR3B
The TR3B is the rarest of all the side-screen cars in the TR family. In the early 60’s, Standard Triumph decided on a major re-design of its sports car, and introduced the Michelloti designed all-new TR4, with wind-up windows and full width body. However, the initial reaction of the North American dealers was less than favourable. To appease the dealers (as North America was its largest market), Standard Triumph decided to continue production of the TR3, and in March 1962, some 6 months after the last TR3A was built, the TR3B was introduced.
Production continued for the next 9 months, and was finally halted after 3,331 cars were built. The first 530 of these cars, (designated the TSF series) were virtually identical to the TR3A apart from using the new all-synchromesh TR4 gearbox. However, the remaining 2,801 cars built (designated the TCF series), not only had the all-synchromesh gearbox, but were also given the larger capacity 2138cc TR4 engine. This gave these cars the best combination of drive train, and were the only pre-TR4 cars with this combination, making them the most desirable side-screen TR.
To quote the TR Drivers Club ‘the TCF-series TR3b is probably the nicest of all the side-screen cars, and by far the most sought after’
Our TR3B was built on 3rd October 1962. It is a matching numbers car, with the chassis number TCF/2294, making it one of the last TR3’s to be built. The Heritage Certificate confirms it has the 2138cc; 86mm bore engine, rationalised overdrive gearbox (Triumph’s name for the all-synchromesh TR4 gearbox), sixty spoke wire wheels, and heater. It also confirms that the car was finished in Spa White with black trim, hood and side-screens. The car presently shows just 74,000 miles ‘on the clock’, but this will be photographed, logged and zeroed on completion of the re-build.
The car is in the process of a full ‘ground up’ restoration, which is due to be completed by the end of this year. The TR3B is now right hand drive and is finished in its original colour scheme of Spa White with Black trim. We have/will include several sensible upgrades in order to make driving it the best possible experience. We have detailed these below, but amongst others, they include up-rated engine, suspension and brakes, electronic ignition, improved lighting, aluminium radiator and aluminium fuel tank.
The car has been built to ‘fast road’ specification. This will make it eminently useable for the odd rally or sprint, but mostly, it will put the ‘fun’ back into driving.
As can be seen from the attached photographs, we leave nothing to chance when it comes to restoration. As restorers of the car that won this years prestigious ‘best in show’ at Goodwood, as chosen by Sir Sterling Moss, we know what it takes to build a great classic car. This TR3B is being prepared to our exacting standards, and will soon be ready to drive and enjoy with the confidence of knowing it has been professionally restored.
CHASSIS / BODY
The chassis, which was in remarkable condition, has been stripped, sandblasted, treated and re-sprayed black. The body has been also been stripped and sandblasted. Repairs included new floors, sills and boot floor. Meticulous preparation prior to paint was undertaken to ensure gaps and alignment were correct. The body is now in the process of being re-fitted to the chassis, having been re-sprayed in its original colour of Spa White.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
The engine has been fully re-built to fast road specification. We have incorporated lead free exhaust valve seats, re-cut inlet valve seats, re-faced inlet & exhaust valves and profiled inlet ports. Also included in the re-build are all new pistons, new timing chain, Pipe ultimate fast road cam, lightened flywheel, fully balanced crank assembly and to finish it all off - a polished aluminium cam cover. The SU carburettors have been increased from 1.75 inch to 2 inch, and a new stainless manifold and big bore exhaust system are now fitted, together with an electric fuel pump. The all-synchromesh TR4 gearbox with ‘A’ type overdrive has been fully overhauled.
The suspension has been stripped, parts replaced as necessary, and re-built. The front suspension has been up-rated with competition springs, Koni shock absorbers and all new poly bushes. The rear suspension has also been up-rated with new competition leaf springs and bushes to assist handling. To compliment the extra power and handling we have upgraded the brakes with new front callipers and fast road pads.
Other details include; full rewire with upgraded electronic ignition, all new trim with seats being upgraded to leather. Chrome wire wheels, all new weather gear, including a full tonneau. Dials and gauges re-built and re-calibrated. All chrome parts re-chromed or replaced with new. Aluminium fuel tank and radiator. (Note: we manufacture and supply a range of aluminium products, including radiators and fuel tanks, to many of the leading historic vehicle restorers and parts suppliers).
Without doubt this car will be one of the best side - screen TR's available today. Total finished car below;
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