Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12 Convertible – 1991 Restored

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Registered : 09/03/1991

Registration: 1991 H

Owners: 4 private owners

Drive Side: Right-hand drive

Fuel: Petrol

Mileage: 73000 with Jaguar franchised history to 62000 miles and 3 further independent services, huge amount of documentation/bills and old MOTs

Colour: Mica Green metallic

Trim: Teal leather with polished burr walnut inlays

Engine: 5343cc V12

Transmission: Borg Warner 3 speed auto

Overview:

Totally magnificent XJS V12 Convertible that was subject to a major high quality restoration covering drivetrain and suspension, air conditioning and electrical systems, trim, leather, carpets, hood, wheels, exhaust and bodywork, in essence everything, in 2009 and 2010, and has covered just over 3000 miles since then.

Bills documenting the restoration are in the history file and total approaching £17000, but this is by no means all the bills and the total cost would have been in excess of £20000.

Pre-restoration this was an excellent 3 owner example with a fully stamped Jaguar franchised service history.

Upon being purchased by the last owner, he embarked on a no expense restoration to create the XJS of his dreams, and was very successful in doing so.

Due to personal reasons, he sold the vehicle to Sargents of Sussex around 18 months ago and they have kept it in dry storage ever since, only now bringing it to the market.

It goes without saying that this is one of the finest XJS Convertibles in existence today, with a look and feel of an almost new car.

Everything works as it should, and the only concession to more modern times is a high quality CD/MP3 player.

The car wafts around quite regally with uncannily understressed performance from the whisper smooth V12, which is generally turning over at about 1500rpm, almost under all conditions.

As with many V12s, it turns over so quickly on the starter that you would think the plugs had been removed.

All original literature including owners manual, service book, leather bound wallet etc, original Jaguar toolkit and all keys are present.

Totally wonderful car.

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Fiat 500F – 1968 Restored

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A ground up, inside out restoration.

Reg No. NSN 89G

Previous Owners: 5

Original colour:  Antique Ivory

Just a few of the improvements made to this beautiful car during the restoration process …

New carpet & tailor made interior black/ivory

Uprated 650cc engine with synchronised gear box

Uprated front lights /relays /electrical system with alternator new rear lights

New brakes & master cylinder

Retro look stereo system

Front seat belts

New chrome all round

The current owner is selling this car on Ebay UK.

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Ford Tudor Slantback Street Rod V8 Hot Rod – 1937

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An amazing and unique car with details provided by St. Andrews Autos.

Model Year: 1937

Mileage: 2,000 Miles

Transmission: Automatic

Engine Size (in ccm): 6,200

Power: 400 BHP

Fuel: Petrol

All steel body. Superbly finished in BMW Calypso Red.

High quality, high end build & detailed car.

Engine is a Chevy small block 383 Goodwrench crate motor.

Transmission is a 700r 4speed auto.

9” ford rear end, servo discs all round.

Billet Specialities Wheels.

Heidts front suspension.

Aeroquip hoses and fittings.

Dolphin gauges.

New wilton carpet.

Electric leather seats.

Electric front windows.

B&M shifter kit.

Extremely well finished, drives like a modern car.

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Skoda 1000 MB Deluxe – 1968

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Mileage: 37,000

Colour: RED

Reg. Date: 01/08/1968

Transmission: Manual

Engine Size: 1289 cc

Fuel: PETROL

Drive Side: Right-hand drive

Previous Owners: 6

A very quirky classic, extremley rare, so rare that it’s unlikely you would ever see another one at a classic car rally / show.

Just completed after a very thorough and comprehensive 7 year nut and bolt restoration with superb attention to detail.

Fitted with a later 1200cc Skoda engine with twin choke webbers and a 5 speed gearbox she runs like a dream and keeps up superbly with modern day traffic but with a lovely classic feel.

The only fault that can be found with the car is the fuel gauge does not work but when you get down to your last gallon there is a low fuel orange warning light that comes on so the fuel gauge not working is not really a drama.

This car is virtually perfect. Very solid and rust free, lovely strong chassis, fresh interior and a superb engine.

Certainly very rare and collectable.

This car was in the ownership of one of the writers of Practical Classic magazine.  It was his own personal restoration which cost thousands of pounds to get it to its current show winning standard.

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TVR Griffith 500 – 1996 Restored

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Model Year: 1996

Mileage: 31,600 Miles

Transmission: Manual

Engine Size (in ccm): 4,997

Power: 340 BHP

Fuel: Petrol

Finished In Cooper Green Metallic with Magnolia Leather Interior and Green Carpeting edged in contrasting Magnolia, Black Cloth Hood..

Specification Includes : Glorious 5.0 Litre V8 Engine, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 3 Spoke Sports Steering Wheel, Wood Accent Trim, Electric Front Windows, Remote Central Locking, New Sony CD Audio with Ipod connection, 7 Spoke OZ Alloys.

It is an absolute pleasure to present this low mileage, example of this much sought after and extremely rapid British Sports Convertible. The car is a non power steering model and as the enthusiasts will testify is the preferred choice for driving dynamics and feel. In single ownership since 1998 this vehicle came into ADW Automotive’s possession having been laid up for a number of years and has undergone a comprehensive re-commissioning program in ADW Automotive’s workshop resulting in a seriously detailed and attractive vehicle.

The condition of this vehicle now places it firmly in the upper band of TVR Griffiths in existence today.

Recommissioning works have included, full engine service, new coolant temp sender, stepper valve refurbishment, new radiator hoses, radiator removal flush and repaint, new coolant, new brake discs front & rear, new brake fluid, new front and rear drop links, new roll bar bushes, new tyres all round. new brake flexible hoses. Various items removed for shot blasting and powder coating including both rocker covers in the correct purple. New Stainless Steel Engine bay dress kit fitted.

Often referred too in buyers guides “as items to check” the chassis has been steam cleaned and thoroughly checked to reveal only superficial corrosion, the exposed chassis has been carefully sanded to remove any loose paint and treated with metal ready before being given 3 coats of PQR15 Chassis Paint. The underarch areas have been treated to a fresh coat of the correct texture non bitumen stone protection. The finished chassis has been thoroughly waxoyled with clear product to not spoil the impressive look.

The front nose cone has been professionally re-painted to the highest standard to remove any stone chips present and the remaining paintwork has been detail polished to the highest standard and gleams with an exceptional depth of shine. The wheels are all in perfect condition and are shod with new Toyo Performance Tyres. The interior is original and looks unmarked as are the carpets which show no signs of fading or ageing. The Hood is original.

This Car drives superbly as you would expect having been given so much attention.

With TVR Prices on the rise the iconic Griffith provides an excellent Sports Car to enjoy and if you are looking for a solid future investment this example would take some beating.

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Clan Crusader 1972

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A brief history of the Clan Motor Co.

Beginning in 1971…………..

The Clan Crusader is a fibreglass monocoque sports two-seater, powered by the rootes imp sport engine, with suspension and main running gear from the same manufacturer.

The Crusader was originally conceived by a group of lotus engineers in the late ’60s. Paul Haussauer formed the Clan Motor Company and developed a prototype vehicle, styled by John Frayling.

Initial production of the first few cars started in a nursery factory in Washington, Tyne-and-Wear. They were completed and registered by July 1971. A purpose built factory unit was leased, taking advantage of government grants designed to improve employment in the area.

By the official start of production, in September 1971, five cars a week were being produced. This continued despite the coal miners’ strike the next winter, the knock on effect of which caused supply problems. This prevented, to some extent, the growth of production, the factory being capable of four times this throughput.

Approximately 350 cars were built by Clan Motor Company, some at the beginning being sold in component form, i.e. Bodyshell fully trimmed, all wiring, glass and piping fitted. (in the same way as lotus elans) to beat the 25% purchase tax. With the advent of vat, component kits were dropped. In May 1972 the Crusader was successfully crash tested at MIRA.

Production ceased in late 1973 due to the company’s financial difficulties, even though sales were still good. Several finished and part-finished cars were sold after the company’s closure.

This is a very genuine and original example of a 1972 Clan Crusader that has survived the past 40+ years remarkably well and pretty much still as it left the factory back in 1972 , build/chassis # 01000077 ( # 77 ? )  (out of a total production of 350 )  and believe it would have been a factory built car.

The recorded mileage of 82,000 miles is believed to be genuine.

Just out of dry storage after 10 years and now undergoing some light recommissioning but will require further work.

Listed below is the owners brief description of the car …..

Body……… I believe the body to be in exceptional condition for it’s age, having owned many 60s-70s lotus/tvr/ginneta etc this one is very good. Only minor pickling to the paintwork here and there but could be in the fibreglass also.

All gaps are good and no evidence of past accident repairs etc. The paintwork however although acceptable from 10 foot but under close examination it is obvious that the paint is very old, I believe it is cellulose so would greatly benefit from a flat with 1200 wet and dry and a good moping and polish.

The rare original rubber bumpers are still in place and are in very good condition.

Mechanics…… the 998 sport engine fires up first time and runs nicely  showing 50 ibs oil pressure and doesn’t seem to overheat. The clutch works ok and selects all gears. The transaxle seems to be ok as does the drive shafts and doughnuts.

New battery just fitted.

Remote oil cooler.

Just fitted reconditioned brake and clutch masters cylinders. Also fitted two new front brake flexie hoses’s. The brakes however still require further work which is mainly the n/s/rear slave cylinder which is seized. Just adjustment required once this is replaced.

Fitted with stainless sport exhaust with the original sport tubular multi branch manifold.

Interior…….. The interior is in exceptional original condition, I have had both front seats re-covered in the original pattern vinyl and rebuilt the sub frames with new zinc plated bolts.

Almost perfect original “basket weave” roof liner/door cards/rear compartment. The dash is original and perfect with all instruments functioning correctly.  The black carpets are very good as is the rare original steering wheel/badge.

Both drivers and passenger drop glass function correctly. Even the period radiomobile radio still works! The sundym tinted glass is in excellent condition with only a slight scratch to the drivers drop glass.

The original fitment webatso folding sunroof is in as new condition together with it’s roof lining and functions perfectly.

“Chassis” ……the “chassis” appears to be in very good original condition from what I can see of it, it would appear that the car had some major work carried out before it was put into storage with new looking copper brake pipes plus other tall-tail signs of work and a coating of wax oil to the “chassis” also.  The Clan Crusader does not in fact have a separate chassis, it was unique in it’s day as it was of glass fibre  monocoque construction with no separate chassis.

Wheels/tyres……ounce again the original fitment “cosmic” alloys are in superb condition as are the Goodyear “G800 Grand Prix S” tyres inc the spare/cover/tool kit.

Lighting/ancillaries…………….  the lights are all functioning correctly, as are the wipers, heater, indicators and instrument back lights etc.  As previously mentioned, the vintage radio also works!

Number plates………….  I have had a pair of very nice period silver on black number plates made, not yet fitted but ready with the car.

Summary….. A very honest and genuine example of this now rare car.  Out of the 350 or so produced there can only be half that amount remaining world-wide today??

This is a “survivor” car and not a restored example…………..at present a cheaper alternative to it’s ginetta “cousin” but prices are now rising making it a very usable investment.

This car is being offered for sale on Ebay UK as an on-going restoration project.

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