Author Archive: Paul Gravely

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1989 Maserati 222E

Maserati fully restored to an exacting standard resulting in a vehicle better than when it left the factory.

An opportunity to purchase probably the best 222E available anywhere. This was my own vehicle and decided to restore to the highest standard possible, a no expense spared restoration.

The external body was completely stripped of it’s panels, doors, bonnet and boot lid. New factory panels purchased from Maserati. The body was treated to a total makeover ensuring no rust/corrosion existed anywhere before the new panels where assembled. Once installed great care being taken to ensure all gaping was correct, (better than when they left the factory). The Maserati was repainted in correct factory colour by an ex employee of Aston Martin. New correct alloy wheels purchased and fitted with correct Michelin tyres. The vehicle was then sent to Maranello in Lyndhurst where engine, gearbox, clutch etc where re-built, overhauled to an exacting standard. A custom stainless steel exhaust with four branch pipes completed the restoration of the mechanics.

The interior is totally original, unblemished.

1966 Jaguar Mk2 4.2 Litre

A truly exceptional fast road Jaguar offering exhilarating performance

This Jaguar is a matching numbers car in BRG with suede green leather interior. Restored 10 years ago and used sparingly since but needs some TLC to bring back to top condition.

The vehicle has been the subject of a full and thorough mechanical upgrade to produce a fast road/race Jaguar.

Engine VSE remanufactured XK 4.2 litre with wide blade conrods, fully balanced. Late XJ6 Injection head (9;5;1 CR ) 17/8 inlet & 15/8 exhaust valves. Fully flowed and ported. Injection camshafts & matching Lucas Constant Energy Electronic Ignition. 2″ SU carburettors and 420 air cleaner. Carburettors re-built with new jets & needles to match engine tune. Copper fuel lines and up-rated fuel pump. 13 row oil cooler with spin on filter. Electric cooling fan and up-rated radiator. Hayward & Scott stainless multi-branch exhaust manifold & twin 2″ system

Drivetrain Lightened & balanced flywheel, uprated clutch with new master and slave cylinders. Re-built all synchro gearbox

1983 Mercedes Benz 280CE Coupe

An older restoration presented in excellent order providing reliability, comfort and style.

Referred to as being ‘The Finest Saloon Car of the 20th Century ? These Mercedes, known as the W123 were renown for build quality, durability and comfort. The elegant lines of the Coupe with the window pillarless construction have of late become extremely desirable. The W123 appeared in a number of derivatives offering two and four door and an estate version which are also becoming very collectable. A range of engine size and fuel type, (petrol/diesel) being available but the 280 engine being the smoothest and most powerful of the range.

The model on sale here was manufactured between 1977 to 1985 making for a later model which offered additional features to the earlier model namely, ABS optional from 1980, retractable steering column and an airbag for the driver (optional from 1982, Power (vacuum servo) assisted disc brakes were standard on all W123. This model benefits from full leather interior, wood, four speed automatic transmission,

1954 Porsche A111

Porsche Tractor Model A111 fully restored and ready to go to work

Professor Dr F Porsche designed four tractors by the early 1950’s comprising 1,2,3 and 4 cylinder models. All models incorporated individual and interchangeable cylinders and heads making for ease of  production and thereafter maintenance and repair. Many thousands were produced of which a large quantity have now fallen into disrepair but you can still find these tractors working on small holdings throughout Europe. However these tractors are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike which have been instrumental in price increases.

The tractor on sale here is a Porsche Allgaier model A111 of 1954 Vintage, some refer to it as the Junior Tractor. It is a Diesel single cylinder Air Cooled engine of 822 cc developing 12hp with 4 forward and 4 reverse gears.

This tractor has been fully restored by the well renown Porsche specialist Pie Porsche. The tractor is in an excellent condition starting extremely easy with a strong engine willing to

1950 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton Pick Up

Barn Find, Chevrolet Pick Up with some restoration work carried out prior to storage

This Chevrolet originated from the Founder and Former Vice Chairman of the Newport Concours d’ Elegance.

Originally a 1950 3600 but now fitted with a 1956/1967 Chevrolet 327 V8 engine mated to a four speed Muncie transmission. Prior to long term storage the following restoration work had been completed: rear springs replaced, handbrake cables replaced, horn repaired, replacement front kingpins, replacement front brakes, new headliner, glove box replaced, door strikers replaced, recovered bench seat, front axle beam replaced, front brakes changed to self-adjusting, new hand brake foot pedal.

The truck is reliable, fast and handsome offering a practical work horse for towing, breakdown assistance, load carrying or showing at Classic Car events. The vehicle is supplied with all the correct export papers and  certificate of title from South Dakota. DVLA number plate authorisation allocating YVL 861 and MOT Certificate for registration transfer.

These vehicles of late are becoming very collectable with prices rising for fully

2017 Caterham Seven Sprint

A superb example in the most striking colour combination and 635 miles in single ownership

The Caterham Seven Sprint was launched at Goodwood Revival 2017 and was a model and launch to celebrate 60 years of the Seven. This vehicle being a retro remake of the original Colin Chapman’s Seven but with modern features.

The tiny engine, flared arches, painted wheels with hub caps,  narrow track, live axle, skinny tyres is in many ways harking back to a bygone era reminiscent of the original Seven. But this is a modern classic, factory built incorporating safety and security features offering reliability and great fun to drive something all Sevens are renown for.

This vehicle will also prove a shrewd investment, all of the 60 manufactured where sold at the weekend launch in September 2017. This vehicle is number 38, in single ownership and covered just 635 dry miles.  The Seven will be supplied with side screens, tonneau, car cover, two keys in the original leather wallet, boxed, the magazine (Low Flying)

2006 Ferrari F430 Manual

F430 low ownership, low miles and high specification

This Ferrari is finished in Metallic Grey with Bordeaux interior and headlining with Nero, (black) stitching. Additions to the standard F430 specification are as follows:

Heated Front Seats, Instrument Panel finish Strumrntazione Colore Rosso, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Navtrak Anti theft System, Leather headliner Bordeaux 4481, High Power Hi-Fi with Subwoofer, All stitching’s in colour Nero, (Black) and Material for dashboard inserts Inerti Plancia in Carbonio.

The Ferrari is supplied with a full and comprehensive service history totalling 15,843 miles with the last service carried out at by Meridian Modena at 15,764 miles. The service book stamped at intervals, 3338, 8830, 10,932, 13,222, 14,199, 15,411 and 15,764.

A new clutch, flywheel and release bearing fitted at 13,313 miles. Service receipts,old MOT certificates, Red Books, two keys, tracker FOB, CD supplied.

This vehicle is presented in unmarked superb condition and drives without fault.

1968 Ford Cortina Savage

A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire an element of Motoring History

The Ford Cortina Savage was the incarnation of racing driver Jeff Uren who took a Ford Cortina saloon and ‘shoe horned’ the Essex V6 3 litre engine into the vehicle. The gearbox was taken from the Ford Corsair 2000E. Weber carburettor, uprated brakes, electric cooling fan, differential, dampers, additional fuel tank and exhaust where all modifications together with dashboard, alloy wheels and badges made for this unique motor vehicle.

This vehicle has been totally rebuilt utilising new original body panels, engine fully rebuilt as are the gearbox and differential. The interior re-trimmed to the exact  factory specification,  headling, door cards, carpets, dashboard custom Savage with new instruments and wiring loom. New glass and light fittings, chrome, period Dunlop alloy wheels fitted with radial tyres. Vehicle finished off with Ford and Savage V6 decals.

A remarkable vehicle finished in Blue Mink Metallic being the correct period Ford factory colour with black vinyl covering to seats and

1973 Jaguar E-Type FHC V12

A truly wonderful example of this Marque, two previous owners and 22459 miles in faultless condition.

Exceptional E-Type, a truly stunning example finished in the best colour combination of Old English White complemented by black leather interior. This example is the series 3 V12 two plus two right hand drive automatic. This vehicle was manufactured on the 13th March 1973 supplied by HL Abbott Leigh On Sea to a Mr J. Colombi of Rayleigh Essex. The vehicle remained with the owner until 1982 when it was purchased by Watercorn Ltd. The vehicle was then purchased by the present owner in 1984 and now 35 years later is for sale. This vehicle has been meticulously cared for by its previous owners. The first covering 21,000 miles in the nine years of ownership. The second owner covered just 627 miles during the two year ownership before passing to the current owner who has driven just 584 miles in the 35 years of ownership.

Truly remarkable, hence the reason the vehicle presents in a

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