Saturday 28 March 2015

1958 Austin 152 (J2) Paralanian - Classic & Sxportscar Centre

1958 Austin 152 (J2) Paralanian
 The Paralanian was Britain’s first new generation coach-built motorcaravan, built by Central Garage of Bradford at their Parry Lane premises. It was the idea of works Director Clifford Hobson whose experience with the use of Cabin Cruisers and Motor Torpedo Boats in the war was influential in the design. The design was a true team effort even including the works secretary for advice on fabrics, materials and furnishings.
At this time motorcaravans were quite rare due to the prohibitive taxes and other legislation, so it was a considerable gamble to commence production in February 1958 and this example is believed to be only the second or possibly third Paralanian ever built. A few months later legislation changed which included the removal of purchase tax if certain requirements were met. One of these conditions was the fitting of a wardrobe - a quick redesign to meet this resulted in the MK II model. The MKI had the option of a wardrobe and this is the only known example not to have one.
New in June 1958 to an owner in Aberystwyth it spent a few years in storage after the owner's death but remained with his widow until May 1985. With a change of ownership it remained in Aberystwyth but was re-registered XSJ 936. It changed ownership again and moved to South Wales until April 2001 when it sold to the last owners (Club Secretary) who also have a Paralanian MKII, MKIII and a one off special in their collection.
Between 2002-2003 over £12,000 was spent restoring this wonderful rare piece of history back to original specification and it is now believed to be the oldest ‘new generation' coachbuilt example in existence. Powered by the well-respected BMC B Series engine of 1489cc with four speed column change gearbox, the price new was £1150 with the slogan ‘Your Car and Mobile Home Rolled into One'.
Since restoration the Austin, prior to the past two years, has been in regular use often attending shows and events. Whilst not used often over the past few years, it was driven to us from West of York and will be fully prepared, serviced and supplied by us with a full 12 months MOT. The Paralanian comes with restoration and maintenance invoices, restoration photos, MOT certificates dating back to the 1990's and Club information and booklets. This vehicle features in the Martin Watts Classic Camper Vans book and is a very special example that offers a very much unrepeatable opportunity. Not only is this motorcaravan in lovely, useable condition, it is the oldest known and is incredibly desirable. Finding an example in this condition, with such provenance and history could be impossible.  This really is a wonderful rare opportunity to own a piece of true motoring history.
We are currently carrying out some cosmetic improvements and detailing so please contact us for further information.    

Telephone: 01944 758000
Fax: 01944 758963

Friday 27 March 2015

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina - FOSKERS

 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina 
 he Ferrari 308 GTB was the successor to the Dino 308 GT4. In fact, when it was first spotted testing in Italy, the ‘Prancing Horse’ Ferrari magazine in the US called the 308 GTB ‘a very new Dino’ - but the two-seater Ferrari production car was a very different proposition. The engine, driveline, suspension, steering and brakes are shared with Ferrari’s Dino 308 GT4, but to style the car, Ferrari returned to Pininfarina rather than work with Bertone again. The Ferrari’s svelte lines penned by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina remain as stunning today as they were when first revealed in 1975.
This particular Ferrari 308 GTB is a rare fibreglass (Vetroresina) car - one of fewer than 200 RHD examples built, and is believed to be one of only 44 RHD wet sump cars delivered. Chassis number 20247 is a right-hand-drive 308 GTB built in 1976, and retains its Ferrari factory-specification electric windows and air-conditioning, as well as the correct 14-inch alloy wheels, full size spare, standard front spoiler and the original jacking kit in the boot.
This matching-numbers Ferrari 308 GTB has been subjected to a recent restoration, and is now finished in wonderful red (Rosso Corsa) paint, with a retrimmed interior in tan leather and beige carpets. The file that accompanies this Ferrari includes a number of invoices and documents covering its most recent years with an owner overseas, which attest to its current odometer reading of just over 51000 miles.
Just like its 308 GT4 forebear, the Ferrari 308 GTB’s flexible 3.0-litre V8, space-frame chassis and independent suspension mean it can play the part of fast, comfortable cruiser as well as full-bodied Ferrari sports car.
The Ferrari 308 GTB is not merely a great sports car, though - it is also a terrific investment, with values continuing to rise. This example is among the earlier 308 GTBs built and is now presented in immaculate condition.
For more information about this Ferrari for sale in Kent, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.

Foskers LLP, Unit 5, Brands Hatch Park, Scratchers Lane, Fawkham, Kent, DA3 8PU

Wednesday 25 March 2015


Brackenbury House
158-160 Goldhawk Road , London, W12 8HJ 
 1 of 50 Produced 
 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato - 1 of 50 produced  
Aston Martin’s response to the super car battle of the late 1980s, between Ferrari’s 288 GTO and the Porsche 959, the V8 Vantage Zagato production was limited to just 50 cars, of which just 23 were completed in right hand drive.
Fitted with a 435 bhp version of the Aston Martin 5.3 litre Vantage ‘X’ pack engine, mounted in a lightened chassis and shortened body by Italian Carrozzeria Zagato, the Vantage Zagato has subsequently gained a hardcore following in Aston Martin and collector circles. Timed on the legendry Mulsanne straight at Le Mans in 1986, the Vantage Zagato’s top speed was recorded at 186 mph, with 0-60 mph reached in 4.8 seconds.

The distinctive and striking car we are pleased to offer, fitted with upgraded suspension and sports exhaust, is one of just 2 coupes built and delivered in the distinctive Aston Martin Zagato Fury Yellow. This superb condition example has had only three collector owners from new and has covered a minimal 9,200 miles in total. Supplied new by Nicholas Mee the car has been maintained by Aston Martin and NM&Co. A substantial file accompanies the car, with the original tool roll and jack. 
 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato - 1 of 50 produced  
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato - 1 of 50 produced
Brackenbury House Showroom located in West London near to Heathrow Airport, M4 and M25 motorways and many public transport links.
See our location details by clicking here.
Open Monday - Friday 09.00-18.00 and Saturday 10.00-14.00. Please call 0208 7418822 to arrange an appointment.
Please contact us for further details of our Aftersales Package.

Tuesday 24 March 2015


 by FLM Panelcraft 
In Light Navy with mid blue leather interior
Registration number 500 CBY
A well known car in Rover circles, this one-off Drophead Coupe was built by FLM Panelcraft in London on a new Mk11 3.0 litre for a Mr. George Hansson, a Swedish Civil Engineer then living in the UK. He was a friend of Rover's Technical Director, Peter Wilks and the car was taken to Solihull for appraisal by the factory but they decided not to pursue the idea. It cost nearly half as much again on the new saloon puchase price to convert.
The Rover is a two door with four light bodywork. The roof folds nicely and there is a tonneau cover, and the passnger seat folds forward to gain access to the rear seats.
This unique car diasappeared for many years and was restored by Rover specialist Richard Spratley in the early nineteen nineties. Its history his well documented and has featured in a number of publications.. The car is in very good condition and a must for any Rover collector. There isn't another one!

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Saturday 21 March 2015


A1 Classic Cars
Fenton Barns Retail Village, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5BW

Tel: +44 (0)7763 589 680 / +44 (0)7730 921 769
(Keith Cornwell)/(Tony Brown)

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Hudson 112 Saloon (1938) VGC

This Hudson is superb having covered only 41k miles in 76 years. Originally owned by Lady Compton, it was used on an Estate until the late 90’s and then in the Shetlands until stored on another Estate in the Scottish Borders and recently obtained by us.
It was built at the UK Hudson assembly works in Brentwood and is a pre-war time warp which has recently been re-sprayed and looks outstanding in a subtle blend of two-tone grey. It also is a pleasure to drive with a powerful 3.5 litre engine and good brakes. This car is rare and highly collectable. It has been valued by a reputable assessor at several times our asking price. It is available for immediate viewing and is ready to drive away.
Price - £13,450 

Friday 20 March 2015


 The Gallery
  Beautiful Marcos Mantara Spyder LHD. Equipped with the well known Rover 3.9 V8 technique. Is in very clean condition with only 38.000 km. Furthermore, there is a lot of documentation and history at the car. Its light weight, and a power output of 200 HP makes this a real sports car. So drives fantastic! Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More information and photos on
Arnhemsestraat 47  
6971 AP Brummen  
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)575 56 40 55  
Fax: +31 (0)575 56 47 67  

Thursday 19 March 2015


Record Details
This incredible DBS 6 has been 'dry stored' by the same owner for over 30 years.
"Barn finds" such as this have dramatically increased in value over the last few years with collectors & investors becoming more and more attracted by the rarity, originality and investment potential of these hidden classics.
Two recent examples reached DOUBLE their estimated auction price in the UK at over £50k each, with restored examples achieving three times that figure.
This particular car must have been something special when new, as it was delivered with a host of factory fitted extras;

ZF transmission
Air conditioning
Power assisted steering
Engine heater (100/12v U.S.A.)
Spark plug holder
Flamm horns
Bosch New York Radio
Marchi Q.I. rect. spot lamp
Marchi Q.I. rect. fog lamp
Two extra road wheels (bare)
Two Sebring wing mirrors
DBS Continental parts kit (std. eng.)

Sadly, some of these original parts are now missing from the car along with the following key items:

Centre console
Steering rack
Front grille

The days of splendour may have left this lovely old Aston for now, but restored to its former glory it would surely be a thing of beauty.
A great project car (which of course Aston workshop would be more than happy to help restore), or one to put away for another day.
There has never been a better time to purchase this kind of fast appreciating, classic Aston Martin.
The rarity and desirability of these cars means that we anticipate a lot of interest.
Please contact a member of our sales team for further information and advice.

For general enquiries.

Wednesday 18 March 2015


Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton
 Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB 
In the original Wolseley Hornet sales brochure the car was described as a small car with a big inside, big enough for family motoring, big enough for long distance touring where comfort and luggage capacity are essentials. The Hornet was also described as nimble, in traffic there is acceleration that leaves uncertainty behind and braking that reassures. On the open road, from A to B, the ability to cruise at high speed and to corner well makes the Hornet hard to beat. The exceptional economy of B.M.C mini motoring and the altogether outstanding road performance that goes with it are now so well-known as to become significant of a new and refreshing way of motoring. Lively acceleration, excellent road holding and cornering characteristics, together with compact dimensions to facilitate manoeuvring and parking are features which have never before seen so effectively combined in a four seat saloon.
On the road our Wolseley Hornet, ALX165H drives as described in the models sales brochure. Its rebuilt engine does offer impressive performance with very good acceleration and the Wolseley really does handle superbly. The Hornet has arrived with current MOT test until December 2015 but will be fully prepared in our workshop leaving with a full 12 months MOT, full service, function check and warranty. The Wolseley has a smooth gear change, brakes feel very sharp and the steering very direct and correct. According to previous MOT's the Hornet has only covered 1300 miles since 2010 and is certainly a car capable of regular or even daily use.
ALX165H presents well with a stunning, gleaming paint finish. The panels are straight, there are no rust blemishes showing and the overall finish is first class. The paintwork is of a very high standard, chrome work is largely original and very bright and the Wolseley has a period rood rack fitted that really finishes the car off nicely. The seats have been re-trimmed at some stage and we have the Hornet booked in with our local trimmer for a new headlining, carpet set and some detailed trim improvements. Our asking price includes the upholstery work but the car can be viewed and secured prior to this work being carried out. Please call first to make an appointment as the vehicle may be with the upholsterer.

Tuesday 17 March 2015


Armoury Way
London SW18 1JZ

Tel: +44(0)20 8871 1357
Fax: +44(0)20 8871 1979




The Merecedes 600 needs no introduction at all, It was a beautiful yet imposing technological tour de force and for that reason, famous owners of the 600 have included the Pope and celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, George Harrison, Karen Carpenter, Jay Kay, Aristotle Onassis, Jack Nicholson, Simon Spies, Ronnie Wood, Bob Jane, Frank Packer, Elvis Presley, Rowan Atkinson and Jeremy Clarkson.
Notable heads of state included Park Chung-hee, Josip Broz Tito, Nicolae Ceauşescu, Pol Pot, Enver Hoxha, Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier, Leonid Brezhnev, Ferdinand Marcos (who owned four, including a Landaulet, a 1981 bulletproof and a six-door version.),[5] Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il also owned a landaulet (both seen in the 65th anniversary parade in Pyongyang on October 10, 2010), and Sadaam Hussein, who owned a long roof landaulet that was recovered after the fall of Baghdad today owned by the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.[6] Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the royal court owned multiple 600 models.[citation needed] Former Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi, Deng Xiaoping, wife of the first Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai - Deng Yingchao, and the former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk, all used the 600.[7] The first Senegalese regime (1960–1980) under president Leopold Sedar Senghor had three 600s, a short wheel base, a long wheel base, and a Landaulet, later replaced by the W126 based Carat Limousine.[citation needed]
Religious leader Guru Maharaj Ji owned one,[citation needed] as did Colombian, drug dealer Pablo Escobar, a LWB six door 600.[citation needed] destroyed in an attack on Escobar in 1988 in Medellin.[citation needed]
In cinema the Mercedes 600 was featured in the James Bond films, most notably as transport of the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever. Kamal Khan is also seen leaving Sotheby's in a 600 in Octopussy. In television, a Mercedes Benz 600 limousine was used by fictional Channing/Gioberti family matriarch Angela Channing in the American television series Falcon Crest. Images of the car driving from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Falcon Crest vineyard were featured in the opening credits of the first four seasons.
This particular example is finished in Steel Blue with Sumptuous Blue Velour, the mileage of 49000 miles is believed to be correct and the condition would certainly testify to this.

Monday 16 March 2015


1950 TALBOT LAGO 2.7Litre BABY
This very rare car was was clearly very expensive when it was new and if you look closely at the quality of design and construction as well as the trim and detailing you can see that nobody was going round the Talbot Lago works complaining that things should not be included because they were too expensive! It is powered by Lago's 120 bhp 2.7 litre four cylinder twin cam hemispherical combustion chamber engine which is mated to a Wilson preselector gearbox so it has got plenty of power and it has decent handling and brakes to match so it's ideally suited for comfortable long distance cruising. It has a comprehensive set of Jaeger instrumentation and some very period-looking controls all set in painted metal dashboard as you might expect from a French car of this period plus a sprung steering wheel which is a work of art in its own right! By the way I have a copy of an Automobile Magazine road test of this actual car which has more pictures as well as a brief history of its development - I can e-mail this to you if you are interested in learning more. This is a rare opportunity to buy into the Talbot Lago marque which should not be missed! '
  Gavin McGuire, Tandridge, Surrey, UK, Tel: 01892 770310,
 07770 316482, E-mail:

Sunday 15 March 2015


Hexagon Classics, 6 Kendrick Place, Reece Mews, South Kensington London SW7 3HF
Telephone: +44(0)2072253388
Mobile: +44(0)7809863989
 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Shooting Brake 


 Ferrari’s fabulous Daytona needs little introduction. Power came from a four-cam V-12 displacing 4,390cc and producing a healthy 352 horsepower at 7,500rpm, which was a lot of revs for a road car in 1969. Performance was nothing short of sensational, with a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds, which was certainly aided by the hefty torque rating of 319 pound-feet at between 5,000 and 5,500rpm.

If the Daytona was no ordinary road car, this particular 365 GTB/4 is a truly extraordinary Daytona. According to Ferrari authority Marcel Massini, car number 15275 was the 805th Daytona Built. A standard Berlinetta, it was finished in Rosso Dino with a Nero leather interior. When completed, it was shipped to the United States and received by Chinetti-Garthwaite, which was the Philadelphia area dealer, located in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

This car's stunning original conception came about when in the early ‘70s, real estate developer Bob Gittleman strolled into Chinetti Motors asking for something a bit different — and Coco was only too happy to oblige. What could be more individual than a Ferrari Daytona estate? Industrial designer Gene Garfinkle has often been credited with designing this outrageous Dan Dare-style machine, much to Chinetti’s indignation: “Garfinkle did the rendering, he did not pen the car at all, it was completely my design.” With the drawings completed, Coco had to decide who would build it. “We were distributors for Panther Cars in those days,” he explains. “We’d been over there and it was a nice high quality shop. I said: ‘Why don’t we make the first Ferrari made in England?”
Two years later, the car was with Panther Westwinds in Surrey England. In addition to building its own historically-influenced vehicles, the firm was capable of very high quality coachwork conversions and interior trim. Working to a design by Luigi “Coco” Chinetti Jr. and freelance auto designer Gene Garfinkle, Panther Westwinds modified the Daytona into a striking shooting brake, which retained very little of the original exterior save the broad bonnet. Unlike traditional shooting brakes — which were certainly not built on Ferrari chassis — this Daytona estate avoided a traditional rear tailgate by using gullwing-style rear side windows for access to the cargo deck. The interior was also substantially new, with the instruments mounted centrally in the opulent wooden trimmed dashboard. Even the cargo load floor featured wooden decking.

Both Chinetti and Jankel are proud of the sleek aluminium-bodied two-seater. “It was a beautiful car,” Jankel recalls. “The front was a lot like the Daytona, but was completely restyled. As far as I remember, only the windscreen, A-pillars and doors were kept.”

Delivered to architect and builder Bob Gittleman in Florida, in the Winter of 1975/1976 it was featured on the cover of the Prancing Horse. Gittleman retained it for several years and advertised it for sale in 1980. A few years later, it was in the hands of Joe Marchetti, who was marketing the car for sale. The unusual Ferrari shooting brake passed through several hands, including those of fabled Texas oil man, car collector and race team owner John Mecum. In 1988 - the one-off Daytona was acquired by New Jersey Ferrari collector Bill Kontes. The car ultimately changed hands more than a decade later when it was sold to France.
In 2000 it was displayed at the Concours d’Elegance at Paleis Het Loo in Holland and a year later it appeared at the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Showing fewer than 4,000 miles on its odometer and in concours throughout, this one-of-a-kind custom Ferrari is spectacular and unique in virtually every way.

Hexagon Classics acquired the car last year and set about a comprehensive restoration of this unique coachbuilt Ferrari - employing the very same artisan who work built the car whilst working at Panther in period - ensuring 100% authenticity in the restoration of this car. Additionally the car has benefited from a bare metal repaint, mechanical restoration by an offical Ferrari service agent - and the car today is in stunning - ready to show concours condition.

This car presents a serious collector with an opportunity to own a unique coachbuilt Ferrari - 1 of 1 - and likely to be invited to events all over the world.

The car is available for immediate inspection in our Kensington showrooms.

View Classic Driver feature on this car here >>

Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Shooting Brake  
 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Shooting Brake 

Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Shooting Brake

Thursday 12 March 2015



01794 390895  Email: 





This very rare 1936 Two Litre Triumph Gloria Vitesse is believed to be one of only 4 left on the road in this country and is probably the next best thing to a Jaguar SS at nearly half the price. Having the highly thought of powerful 6 cylinder Coventry Climax engine is probably the finest example to be found today, being the winner of numerous competitions and highly thought of within the pre-war Triumph fraternity. Full documented history from almost day one together with bills, receipts etc. Being totally rebuilt in the early 90's with full photographic evidence, by the pre war Triumph "guru" Rob Green and still in superb condition in every respect. Finished in Deep Burgundy with beautiful original Grey leather fluted interior. Full length sunroof, badge bar, with all badges of course, twin trumpet horns. A very drivable, sporty, comfortable, 4 seat family touring car.THIS IS A FULL DESCRIPTION AND A COMPLETE SET OF PHOTOS. WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SUPPLY YOU WITH ANY FURTHER INFORMATION YOU MAY REQUIRE IF YOU MAKE A PERSONAL PHONE CALL TO US ON (01794) 390895 BETWEEN 10.00 am & 6.00 pm ANY DAY