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1933 Hillman Minx Club Sun Saloon Selling on behalf of local customer is now reducing his small car collection.
Well known to the Hillman owners club and confirmed as one of only 5 of this models left. Not to mention that this particular car was extensively restored and exhibited at the Bradbury Motor Museum in Devon, prior to the current owner purchasing it from Holsworthy car museum in 2011.
Condition is excellent throughout to say the least and a real testament to the quality of the restoration work. Bodywork has had extensive restoration, including full refurbishment of the frame and outer body panels. The paintwork has a high glass finish and looks lovely against the padded burgundy roof. There are a number of pictures available to show the extent of the rebuild Interior As with the body, the interior has been fully retrimmed and restored to a very high level and looks wonderful. The headliner is also new and the varnished dash panel is also in excellent condition.
Mechanicals Again this has been rebuilt and refurbished and there appears to be no noticeable mechanical issues. Recently the owner has had a new carb fitted, reconditioned steering box, propshaft and battery, reconditioned starter motor. The Hillman has also had a full service and MOT (Although its exempt) History, the Minx was registered in Billericay, Essex on the 28 of February 1933, however build history confirms the car was manufactured towards the end of 1932.
Amazingly, she has only had 3 previous owners over her 86 years. I would urge interested buyers to enquire without hesitation because good quality pre-war cars in this condition are getting rare. Deposit to be paid on sale with the balance paid on or before day of collection.
1964 Jaguar MK10
Selling on behalf of the current owner, this stunning top of the range MK10, finished in a deep shiny burgundy red with biscuit leather, this car certainly stands out from the crowd. And with a genuine low mileage of just 49691 miles, she has to be seen to be appreciated.
The old girl is in great condition throughout and certainly worthy of any club meeting, classic event or just something to use on regular basis, whilst making some further improvements along the way.
As with most cars of this age, the Jaguar has previously been restored and still looks great. The paintwork has a very deep shine and the panel’s gaps are nice. There are a few minor imperfections; some isolated marks here and there, including some paintwork cracking below the nearside rear quarter below the bumper. To be fair, this is a big car and considering the restoration was carried out a number of years ago, overall my opinion is that she is still in very good condition. Underside is rock solid with no hidden corrosion gremlins and on this model it is very important because when they are rotten, it’s very, very expensive to rectify. Not withstanding that many of these Mk10 and their 420G sisters suffered badly during the 1970’s due to running costs and severe rust problems. However this car was one of the lucky ones. You won’t have any issues with the structure on this car; it just has a few very minor age related bits a pieces here and there.
Patina is the correct word to describe the interior and remains very much original. The leather does require some professionals conditioning and the veneers are very much sun bleached after 50 plus years. The Jaguar is very comfortable and once behind the wheel you can imagine how plush this old girl was back in 1964. All 4 windows work perfectly and with exception to the 70’s radio cassette and speakers in the rear shelf, the cabin is in acceptable condition.
From the moment you press the starter button you have no doubt that the mechanical condition is excellent. The famous 6 cylinder idles very quietly and the automatic choke works, as it should. I recently did 10 miles in this car and I was very impressed with how nice she drove. The gearbox is very smooth, the brakes excellent and the ride lovely. Looking through the history, the car was originally supplied with the standard 3.8 litre, however it was then upgraded to 4.2 using the original block and the Jaguar also benefits from a more efficient e- type power steering rack and larger brakes. This may not be factory but I can assure you this has made a big difference to how this car now handles.
According to the large history file, the Jaguar was first owned by a Surrey film studios so would be great to trace more information about this. It was then owned by several car collectors and then only covering low miles thereafter. Contained within the file are many invoices totalling £1000’s spread over many years, including old MOT and tax discs.
If you want a genuine, virtually rust free and clean Mk10 with low miles and don’t want to spend up to £30,000 then this car could be for you. Its by no means concourse but not priced as such either. There is no need to start spending any money on this Jaguar, with exception to maybe a service. But to be fair, its sensible to maintain these old cars regardless of how many miles are travelled each year
We can help with export for overseas buyers and will require a deposit on sale and full funds before release. Finally the Jaguar comes with its current V5 an she is HPI clear
Deposit required at the end of auction with balance paid on before day of collection
The car is here to sell and I’m under instruction from the owner to consider all sensibleoffers. I would also like to point that we have now relocated the car to the Wirral from our garage in the Midlands and are only 10 minutes from the Belfast Ferry terminal in Birkenhead. We also have very competitive and reliable transport partners who can deliver nationally and internationally, including all export services.
1946 Austin 8
Charming mid 1940’s Austin in excellent condition and considering she is 73 years old, a real testament to the British quality of cars built here during the decade, especially as WW2 had only ended a year earlier.
This particular car was registered in December 1946 and wears its original colour scheme of Jet black with blue leather trim and powered by a 4-cylinder 885cc engine and 4-speed non-syncro gearbox.
The following is in our opinion an accurate description of the cars current condition but please feel free to contact us for more information or to arrange to view.
Bodywork The Austin is in very condition and has obviously had some light remedial work over the last 70 plus years. However all the panel gaps and fittings are all straight and solid. The paintwork is very shiny and looks to have been done a long time ago. The doors all shut with that lovely click and the chrome is also in excellent condition.
This can be described as time warped, with the only issue being a small amount of damage to the front seat upper cushion. The headliner, carpets and dashboard are all very good and all the gauges, switches appear to be working, as they should
Mechanicals The Austin again shines in this department, the engine is very sweet, the gearbox works excellent and the brakes are very good considering they are mechanical rather than hydraulic. She drives great with pretty good power from her little 885cc engine. Recently the Austin has had a new battery and service.
We love this car and the next owner will feel the same.
She’s not perfect but you don’t really need to spend a penny her. Just jump behind the, take a drive in the country and take yourself back to the late 1940’s. She is of course MOT and tax exempt.
Please come and view as this a really lovely charming little car
1958 Vauxhall Victor F-Type Super
Registered 25thJune 1958, this early series Vauxhall is certainly a rare site indeed, especially in this exterior colour combination and fabulous glitter interior. Pure 55 Chevrolet in everyway but of course a lot smaller.
Can you imagine picking this car up from the dealers in the late 1950’s and then parking it amongst the grey and black Austin’s of the day? The original owner must have felt like a film star!! There is no doubt that this old lady is still a head turner and as we head towards the spring season, she will certainly give the next owner as much as the 3 previous registered ones.
So, on to the condition and I will endeavor to describe the Vauxhall as accurately as I can, whilst also making interested parties aware of some detailing and improvements which are included in the sale.
The Vauxhall has only very minimal corrosion and considering most of these rusted within weeks of leaving the showroom, this Victor must have led a pampered life. The body panels are rock solid, the doors shut with a factory click and the underside is superb. Panels all appear to be factory and virtually most of the paintwork is in my opinion factory. Purists may note some various age related marks and there are a few minor areas where the paintwork is showing its age. Overall though, this Vauxhall is in great condition.
From the moment you open the bonnet, its clear that the Victor has been well maintained with many new parts clearly visible. The engine is dry, clean and idles very nicely with no unusual knocks or bangs. The gearbox is smooth and the brakes are excellent and the only fault noted on road test was that the carb mixture is too weak and the rear differential is noisy. Regarding the latter, we are currently having the rear axle refurbished and the car serviced and tuned as part of the sale.
The Vauxhalls interior is absolutely lovely and shouts 1950’s GM. I have never seen one of these with a cloth interior and I’m guessing that the first owner must have paid extra to upgrade from the standard vinyl which was common on the mid range super models. Maybe this car was destined for export, we may never know. Its certainly unique and we are currently having the gold flex cloth gently cleaned to bring out the original finish, whilst also carrying out some further detailing of the interior to make the old girl shine. The electrical components appear to be working correct, with exception to the valve radio, which lights up but has no sound
There is a lot of chrome on these 50’s Vauxhalls and considering its over 60 yeas old, it still looks well, with exception to some tarnish around the corner of the bumpers and some minor age related pitting here and there.
There is no doubt that this 58 Victor is a unique and original piece of British motoring history. It’s not a fully restored showpiece, neither is it a spruced up to look nice worn out old banger. This car can only be described as an original, virtually unmolested and rock solid early Vauxhall Victor which has had 3 very careful owners who have nurtured and maintained her, whilst retaining as much of the cars factory trim, paintwork and character as possible. Priced to reflect the investment now being put in to improve this great car and take it to the next level. The Victor also comes with a nice history file, workshop manuals and other literature
Please come and view
Deposit payable at the point on sale with the balance due on or before day of collection.
Now open to offers as car must sell
Selling on behalf of families deceased's estate, this fabulous 1968 Ford Escort.
Built at Halewood in March 1968 and then registered on the 1st of April the same year, this Ford was originally a 1600 deluxe in blue with red interior. Wind forward 50 years and the car has received an extensive restoration, including some major mechanical upgrades. These works have been done to a very high standard and apart from some very minor details; this old Escort is close to as new condition again.
The entire shell appears to be rust free and the underside, engine bay, boot and arches are all as clean and smart as the upper body. The bumpers and grill have been coated in gloss black, whilst the smoked headlights compliment the colour scheme. The wheels have also been painted to compliment the paintwork and the hubcaps have again been finished in gloss black with subtle Ford graphics added. Paintwork on this car is superb and the family have advised that the Escort has rarely seen any wet weather
As the bodywork, the interior is superb and has been kept close to original. The headliner looks new, as do the carpeting, whilst the seats appear to be in original condition. Dashboard again is very nice and the steering wheel appears to have also been refurbished.
The Escort has had a massive amount of mechanical refurbishment and upgrading. This includes the following which is covered by a full warranty
- 2-litre Pinto which has just had a full rebuild by racing engine specialists as a cost exceeding £4000 and now producing more than 140BHP.
New racing cam
big end bearings,
- 5 speed manual gearbox
_ New clutch assembly
– 45/45 limited slip differential
– clear back lights
– anti-dive kit
– polybushed suspension
– anti tram bars
– Gaz rear shocks
– front coil covers
– single piece propshaft
– single leaf springs
– concentric top mounts
– adjustable track control arms
– world cup cross member
– stainless steel exhaust
– aluminium radiator
– silicone hose kit
Shod with Lotus twin-cam steel wheels bearing Yokohama A539 tyres
And as you can imagine it goes very well indeed!!
So to summarise, this 68 Escort is very close to being as new condition. We are selling on behalf of the current legal custodians and they have set the reserve. Because of the sensitivity surrounding the sale I would respectfully ask that only serious buyers place bids and viewings are welcome by appointment from Monday the 29th October onwards
Deposit is required at the end of the sale with the balance due on or before day of collection.
Please contact me with any questions
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