Friday, 6 July 2018

1928 Hispano Suiza H6C "Boulogne" - CHARLES PRINCE

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1928 Hispano Suiza H6C "Boulogne"
Chassis No:12400
Engine No: 320387
Engine: 6 Cylinder 7983cc
Gearbox: 3 Speed

In 1919, having built a reputation for manufacturing some of the finest aero engines, Hispano Suiza's lead engineer, Marc Birkigt, from Switzerland turned his attention to motorcar design. The first model produced after World War 1 was the 6.5 Litre H6B. It was without doubt technically the most advanced car in the world. Many of the cars produced carried elaborate formal coachwork. The smooth and powerful engine, superb transmission, brakes and steering, combined with the excellent chassis provided a perfect platform to build such cars.

The H6B chassis in shortened form was also used for competition and was very successful. One of the most famous results was at the prestigious Georges Boillot Cup held in 1922 at Boulogne. The factory prepared 5 short chassis cars, with a slightly enlarged engine. The outright victory was the result for Ballot and a second for André Dubonnet. In 1923 the same result was obtained using the 8 Litre H6C Chassis.

Dubonnet entered one of the 1922 cars for the 400km race at Monza, winning the larger class. The short chassis cars were also raced at Indianapolis with great success. Over the years there has been some confusion and argument among motoring historians as to exactly when the epithets "Monza" and "Boulogne" came to be used for the competition cars, which applied to which engine size. One of the most respected experts was none other but "Jabby" Crombac, the highly respected Formula One journalist who worked for Autosport and launched Sport-Auto in France.

This car was originally supplied with a very light and sporting skiff coachwork by Labourdette to Suzanne Deutsche de la Meurthe. She was Henry Deutsche de la Meurthe’s daughter. Henry was one of the richest men in Europe. His company, Jupiter Oils, merged with Shell to become Shell France. Henry founded the Automobile Club de France with the Count of Dion (of De Dion Bouton fame.) Suzanne had a great passion for aviation and was instrumental in rebuilding the aero industry in France after WW11. Both her father and she received the Legion D’ Honneur. 

“Jabby” Crombac purchased this car in the late 1950's and proceeded with an exciting project to restore the car as short chassis competition model. None of the original racing cars existed, but with the help of an experienced ex Hispano factory engineer, he obtained some original Hispano competition department parts, including the shortened prop shaft. Crombac's work was completed with help from Louis Rossigneux the Hispano factory engineer mentioned earlier and John Bolster the highly respected British motoring journalist. Rossigneux fitted an uprated camshaft, back axle and carried out other performance modifications. The result is a car which is capable of 120MPH



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1975 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR CONVERTIBLE - BICESTER SPORTS & CLASSICS Unit 9 Leaches Business Park Bicester Road Kingswood HP18 0RF

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1975 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR CONVERTIBLE

Cast your mind back to the late 60s the news a grim mixture of industrial strife and discord in the Middle East. No wonder we longed for an escape; and the cinema provided it. It was a world where supercars were celebrated and a Technicolor drive to the French Riviera in a massively powerful GT was the done thing.

So the stunning Interceptor stared in many films with its beautiful Touring of Milan styling and unique back window design. 
The Interceptor was launched in 1966 as an up-to-date replacement for the fast-but-raw C-V8. Its all-steel body was as rigid as a monocoque and was a radical step for Jensen.
Sadly, the Interceptor and Jensen in its initial incarnation after producing only 6,000 units petered out in 1976. However, just like Mike Tyson, it wasn't averse to the odd comeback: first during the 1980s and 90s, and again in 2007. That's a reflection of the popularity of the Interceptor, and proof that were all suckers for a healthy dose of escapism.
T his beauty looks resplendent finished in original Yellow with black hide and is one of only 87 rhd the UK supplied examples built
was a factory demonstrator for a year, even used in television programmes and celebrity loans.
At a price of just under £10000 when new the convertible was a veritable bargain compared to the Rolls Corniche at £16000 !
She has enjoyed constant maintenance during the years all documented in the comprehensive history file and most Jensen specialists have been involved In the servicing inc Cropredy, Appleyard, Rejen etc.
Original build sheets and invoices are filed confirming original yellow colour and engine from new and mots are also documented
The condition today is a testament to their high quality of workmanship and she looks and drives extremely well
On the road she is more GT than sports car, but great fun in the country and effortless in the city. Youll be amazed at how little it rolls in bends and how simple it is to accurately position and, with a good-sized boot and rear seats, its a car you can enjoy every day. Fuel consumption aside.
For the money, there's little to touch an Interceptor and they have been undervalued for years and the classic car pundits are predicting a great investment opportunity.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with a 112-monthcomprehensive warranty






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Thursday, 5 July 2018

2000 ASTON MARTIN V600 LE MANS - Tom Hartley Jnr Barratt Mill, Shortheath, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BL

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2000 ASTON MARTIN V600 LE MANS
19 Of Only 40 Vantage Le Mans Built



Number 19 of only 40 Vantage Le Mans ever produced, a U.K. supplied example that's only covered just over 1,400 miles and is totally indistinguishable from new throughout. Quite fittingly finished in the iconic colour of Aston Martin racing green over Tan leather & alcantara interior. Converted to automatic transmission by Aston Martin Works (please note the original manual transmission comes with the car). Recently comprehensively serviced by Aston Martin Works and is offered for sale complete with its original invoice, handbooks, spare key, dedicated Vantage Le Mans factory book signed by Roy Salvadori and Caroll Shelby, old tax discs, old MOT's, Aston Martin car cover plus a well documented history file which contains original correspondence to the first owner. Must be one of the very best examples of this uber rare and super collectable car!




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1956 MASERATI 250 SI - Tom Hartley Jnr Barratt Mill, Shortheath, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BL

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1956 maserati 250 si




Ex-works car, driven by Sir Stirling Moss to a 2nd place finish at 1956 1,000km of Monza. Following its works races, it was purchased by well-known privateer Lance Reventlow (The heir to the Woolworth fortune). From 1978 until 2015 it resided with some of Italy's finest collectors and in recent years beautifully restored throughout by model experts. One of only 32 examples ever produced and considered to be one of the most important of them all. Complete with its original build sheet, numerous photos from period races and its original soft-top which is quite remarkable. Eligible for all the great events throughout the world which include but not limited to Pebble Beach, Villa d'Este, The Mille Miglia and The Colorado Grand.


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