Viewings time
Friday 6th July, 10:00 TO 16:00
Saturday 7th July, 09:00 TO 11:00
9 Lots
Lot 1005
Classic Car
Est : £300 - £400
SOLD £800
2000 Rover 45 Connoisseur 16V, 1796 cc. Registration number W679 LRH. Chassis number SARRTCLFFYD488520. Engine number 18K4FL69331049.
The Rover 45 replaced the Honda Civic-based 400 in 1999, but it was far from an all-new model. The headlights, front grille and bumpers were revised, but much of the bodywork remained the same, although the engines and interior were revamped. Two models were launched, with four or five doors and many different trim and engine combinations, from a lowly 1.6 with base trim to the V6 2.0 with Connoisseur trim. This one owner from new Connoisseur has lead a sheltered life having only covered some 18,174 from new and has come from a local deceased estate. It comes with a comprehensive equipment package including leather seats, A/C, electric sunroof, boot mounted CD player, heated seats and an used spare wheel.
Unused since 20012 it has remained in a dry and warm garage and is generally in good condition. The battery was flat when the cataloguer attended so a new one will be required and a gentle recommissioning should see this car back on the road without too many issues.
Sold with the V5C, the original garage invoice from Welptons of Hull, dated 10/06/00 at the cost of ?15,595, MOT's from 2006 - 2011, and its last service in 2009 at 16,353 miles.
Lot 1006
Classic Car
Est : £200 - £300
SOLD £150
1999 Mercedes 320 CLK sport auto, 3199 cc. Registration number T426 JUX. Chassis number WDB2084652T013354. Engine number 11294030402966.
The first-generation W208/C208 CLK was introduced in 1997, and was based on the W202 Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched three years earlier. The CLK introduced a new market niche for Mercedes-Benz. Mainstream models had 2.0-litre normally aspirated and 2.3-litre 'Kompressor' supercharged four cylinder engines. At the top of the range, there was a CLK320 model, powered by the E-class's 3.2-litre V6. Trim levels offered a choice of either Elegance or Sport variants, the latter became Avantgarde about a year after introduction. The Cabriolet and the 4.3L V8-powered CLK 430 appeared in 1999.
Owned by our vendor since May 2015 it developed a gearbox fault (limp home mode is on the dashboard) and was taken off the road pending a repair that never happened. The mileage at its last MOT, in October 2014 was 85,549 miles.
Sold with the V5C, the car has no MOT and is sold as seen.
Lot 1007
Classic Car
Est : £200 - £300
SOLD £150
1988 Daimler, 3,600 automatic. Registration number F955 WPW. Chassis number SAJDKALH3AA554034. Engine number 9DPAMA154913. Notable as the last Jaguar to receive design input from marque founder Sir William Lyons, the XJ40 can also be credited with securing the company's future. As befitted its range-topping status, the Daimler 3.6 variant boasted leather upholstery, air conditioning, electric windows, rear picnic tables, electric front seats and central locking as standard. Quoted as developing some 221bhp and 240lbft of torque, its 3.6-litre DOHC 24-valve straight-six engine was allied to four-speed automatic transmission (complete with Jaguar's intuitive `J-gate' to aid manual changes). Reputedly capable of 135mph and 0-60mph in 8.8 seconds, the Daimler 3.6 offered a wonderfully cosseting experience for driver and passenger alike. This example was first registered on the 1st August 1988 by Mann Egerton of Norwich and comes with a sixteen Jaguar main dealer service stamped history until its service at 49,443 miles in September 2003, one further, non Jaguar, service at 55,445 miles in 2005 is recorded before it broke down in 2008 and it has remained in our vendors yard ever since. It will need to be trailered from this auction but it should be a useful parts/donor car, the leather interior appears to be in good order and the engine has had a good service history. Sold with the V5C and service record and Jaguar booklets. Please note it is registered as disabled in the tax class.
Lot 1008
Classic Car
Est : £500 - £800
SOLD £380
1958 Morris Minor, 1098 cc. Registration number 962 FPE (see text). Chassis number FBB1-607018. Engine number 10D-U-H19455.
The Morris Minor debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.6 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948 to 1953), the Series II (1952 to 1956) and finally the 1000 series (1956 to 1971).
Initially available as a two-door saloon and tourer, the range was expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, a wood-framed estate from October 1953 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from 1953. It was the first British car to sell over one million units and is considered a classic example of automotive design.
This example, first registered on the 23rd April 1958 in Surrey, was light grey in colour and by 1982 it was owned by a Mrs Headland of Southampton; an old MOT states a mileage of 65,569. Soon afterwards a John Tomlinson of Gosport acquired it and at some point started a restoration. Our vendor bought it in the November of 2016 as a stalled restoration, he has now decided that he will not complete it so it on the market again.
Sold with the V5C, a V5 (a letter from DVLA states that the registration number will not be re-issued until it is road worthy), the old MOT. Buyers should satisfy themselves to the completeness of the car.
Lot 1009
Classic Car
Est : £700 - £900
SOLD £400
1963 Vauxhall Victor FB Super, 1508 cc. Registration number 67 ERX. Chassis number FBD3205343. Engine number 196663.
Vauxhall's Victor was developed through five iterations from 1957 to 1978. While the F Series unashamedly echoed GM's American styling of the period, the ensuing FB Series of 1961 had much cleaner, more European lines. With it came corrosion protection, a higher compression engine delivering 49.5bhp, and the option of a four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox with floor change. The FB reigned until 1964, by which time 328,640 examples had been produced.
ERX was registered by Wheelers of Newbury on the 9th August 1963 and kept by them until 1969 when it was sold to Michael Nagle of Reading and then three months later to Alexander McElhiney of Reading. Mr McElhiney kept it until 2000 when he part exchanged it for an automatic Renault 9 with Universal Garages of Whitby. By now the mileage was 87,833. They kept it for some three years until they moved premises and could no longer store it; it had a bit part in a Heatbeat episode when they filmed at Universals premises. It was last on the road in 2006.
Now in need of restoration, it is sold with the R.F. 60, the V5C, the V5, various MOT's and a run of tax discs from 1974 until 1990 and 2001/2004.
Lot 1010
Classic Car
Est : £4000 - £5000
1968 Hillman Super Imp, 875 cc. Registration number PAT 698G. Chassis number B412029950-HSO. Engine number B412029950-HSO.
Launched in 1963, the Imp was the Rootes Group's counter to the already ubiquitous Mini. It was manufactured in the tiny town of Lindwood, Scotland and designed by Michael Parks and Tim Fry. The result was decidedly innovative and reportedly the first mass-produced car equipped with an all-alloy engine and the first volume-made British one to have its powerplant mounted in the rear. The upmarket Super Imp variant arrived in September 1965, co-incident with the MKII version of the standard car. It brought additional brightwork; over-riders; dummy front grille; wheel trims; full carpet; added sound-proofing; and a generally upgraded interior, including door-operated courtesy lights and integral ashtrays.
The water-cooled four cylinder power unit was based on the Coventry Climax FWMA fire pump engine featuring an all-aluminium alloy over-head cam, combined with a full-syncromesh aluminium transaxle. This combination was very advanced at the time. Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the Mini, had recently described the fitting of syncromesh on all forward gears as "impossible". Besides the engine's unique design, it was canted at a 45? angle to keep the center of gravity low and optimise road-holding.
PAT was first registered on the 1st August 1968 and is a Beverly, East Riding of Yorkshire number; she appears to have spent all of her life in the area. In 1976 she was MOT'd in Hull with a mileage of 23,794 then by 1979 it had risen to 24,751 when Richmond Garage of Hull gave her one; they looked after PAT for the next eight years until the mileage had risen to 35,602. She then appears to have been laid up as the next and last MOT was in 2014 at 35,604, when in the hands of Robert Brown of Hull (he bought her in 2010), today it stands at 35,718. Our vendor bought her in the August of 2014 and only drove her the few miles to his home and then laid her up again.
She would appear to only require only minor recommissioning before use and is sold with the V5C and a collection of old MOT'S.
Lot 1011
Classic Car
Est : £14000 - £18000
SOLD £12500
1945 Willys MB Jeep, 2,200 cc. Registration number YVL 535 (non transferrable). Chassis number MB 417508. Engine number MB 558311.
The Willys MB U.S. Army Jeep and the Ford GPW Jeep were manufactured from 1941 to 1945. These small four-wheel drive utility vehicles are considered the iconic World War II Jeep and inspired many similar light utility vehicles. With America enduring difficult economic times, the U.S. Army instigated a program to modernise its fleet with a 'general purpose, personnel or cargo carrier' especially adaptable for reconnaissance and command; designated as a ?-tonne, 4x4 truck the Ford Motor Company, American Bantam (originally American Austin) and Willys-Overland Motors all competed for the government contract and Bantam were the initial winners of the bid. However, the U.S. government were keen on standardisation and Willys' production capacity eventually won them the contract, based on the Bantam but with its own more powerful "Go Devil" engine. Towards the end of 1941, Willys' facilities couldn't keep up with demand so Ford were contracted to produce the Jeep under licence in addition through to the end of World War II.
Willys produced over 300,000 Jeeps and Ford over 250,000 units. Ford assembled Jeeps were recognizable by their pressed steel grilles as opposed to the Willys' slat style grille and there are several other subtle differences, Fords also have their components marked with the letter 'F', although they are completely interchangeable mechanically.
According to the Ordnance Department plate on the dash, YVL was produced in March of 1945, but probably would not have been used in the theatre of war although it could have found use on a military base in the USA. Nothing is known of its early history, although in 2007 it was owned by a Jeffrey Quirin of Patagonia, Arizona, USA. In March 2014 it was imported by Mike Deacon of AMD Four Wheel Drive Ltd and sold to our vendor who has enjoyed many WWII displays with it along with his collection of WWII motorcycles. It is only being sold as his collection has taken a different turn.
Sold with the V5C, NOVA certificate and other paperwork, this MB should need very little doing to make a fun addition to any collection.
Lot 1012
Classic Car
Est : £5000 - £7000
Lot 1013
Classic Car
Est : £15000 - £18000
1963 MGB mark I, 1800 cc. Registration number PAG 74A. Chassis number G-HN3-L/25371. Engine number (see text) 18GA-U-H/4888.
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. The MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, though with heavier, unitary construction bodyshell. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1,622 to 1,798cc, while the MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years apart from the adoption of a more robust five-main-bearing engine in 1965 (fitted from the start of GT production that autumn) a minor facelift for 1970 and the adoption of plastic bumpers (to comply with US legislation) for 1975, the 'B' enjoyed an 18-year production life and sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MGB is one of the easiest sports cars of its era to run and maintain in the 21st Century, being served by a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers.
PAG was built over the 3rd and 4th of December 1963 and dispatched to the USA on the 6th with a Chelsea Grey exterior and hood with a red interior. Factory fitted options on it were wire wheels, a heater, red tonneau, whitewall tyres, an ashtray, MPH speedo, fold away hood and an anti roll bar. At this time it had engine number 18G-U-H/27168 fitted.
In 1982 it was owned by Bill Luna of El Cajan in California and the mileage was 31,256, by 1988 it was with Bob Lasko again in California with a mileage of 45,379 and it underwent some $1,700 of mechanical work. In 1992 it came home and was fully restored by Murray Scott-Nelson of Scarborough for Colin Bentham at a cost of ?10,000, in addition to the purchase price of ?5,000. The mechanical restoration included having the non original but period correct 3 bearing engine and gearbox rebuilt, the bodywork included replacing both floor pans and the front valance; it was changed to right hand drive at this time. This was completed in May 1993 and in 1996 the speedo was replaced (reading 49,045, today it is 9,253, total therefore 58,298).
It has always been on the road since the restoration, our vendor buying her in December 2011. Some 14,000 miles have been undertaken since 1992, which equates to less than 550 miles per annum. She now has a lovely patina of a well done older restoration which is still very good today.
Sold with the V5C, heritage certificate, tax discs from 1999 until 2014, and a quantity of receipts and photos.