Wednesday 28 October 2015


LAP63 by Ludovic Parayre

  • First registered in France in February 1954
  • French registered (supplied with its original French registration document)
  • Ownership:
    • First owner in February 19
    • Second owner September 1964
  • Mileage displayed: 43,902 km (unwarranted)
  • Paperwork supplied:
    • French log book
  • Price: not confirmed until the end of our investigation.

Her condition:

Our barn find Citroen Traction Avant is road worthy and can be enjoyed on road or on muddy or dirt track. But would you?
I invite you to read a unique story below.

Model history

Our Yacco Traction Avant is believed (we are currently investigating) to be the sole survivor of a series of 3 or 4 cars built by an independent Citroen garage in 60s, in the Drome region, whose owner was competing in dirt track racing series in France.

Built to win, the designer had weight saving in mind and his achievements are clearly visible in many areas of the car, such as the seats which belong to an Alouette II helicopter, weight saving fuel tank, as well as the fitting of many perforated parts in the engine bay. To complete his work, the car has been modified by having a reduced roof line (shortened by 20 centimetres’) and panels belonging to other Citroen models fitted to give her a more bullet like shape.

The usage of Yacco livery is currently a mystery and is being investigated.

A unique car with a unique history and we hope that you like her as much as we do.

+44 (0) 20 3589 6666

Monday 26 October 2015

1954 Kieft 1500 ex Le Mans' - FENDER BROAD

 Main Office/Showroom: 
Glenfrome House, Eastgate Road, Bristol, BS5 6XX 
Neil Fender: +44 (0)7794 477 785 Contact our sales office:

    • Reg Number: CV186WE (French registered)
    • Type of Vehicle: Open top sports
    • Year of Manufacture: 1954
    • Engine Size: 1500
    • Engine Type: MG 1500 XPAG
    • Transmission Type: 4 Speed manual
    • Number of Doors: 2
1954 Kieft 1500 ex Le Mans'
Outstanding race history from period including Le Mans in 1954. Mille Miglia eligible. Fully restored and on the button.
Cyril Kieft’s first racing car, a mid engine formula 3 design appeared in 1950 making a significant impact thanks to drivers like Stirling Moss, Don Parker, Ken Wharton and Bernie Ecclestone
The company was known for its innovation and when it later ventured into sports cars it was with the stylish ‘central steering’ model which concealed a passenger seat under the left hand tonneau. Designed by Gordon Bedson and featuring aluminium bodywork which had been inspired by similar designs by Veritas and Gordini, it was available in 2 litre Bristol or 1.5litre MG engine. The cars were raced by privateers and as a works team with some success.
Our car registered 1093WO was one of two Works entries in the 1954 Le Mans 24hours. An MG engine model driven by Kieft’s French concessionaires Georges Trouis and Alfred Hitchings the car number 48. The car retired on lap 26 with overheating issues. However a class win at Sebring 12 hours and the Tourist Trophy were 1954 highlights. The 1954 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring didn’t go so well as the car retired. Further outings at Montlhery twice including the 24hr Grand Prix de Paris and then back to the Nurburgring for the 500km race in August of 1954.
In late 1954/ early 1955 the rear body work was redesigned in the style of the contemporary OSCA or Ferrari. This likely followed a collision and made the car look more sleek and elegant. Our car competed at Hockenheim in May 1955 with this new sleek rear end and throughout the season. 
The car stands as one of only 4 surviving Kieft central steering sports racers. 1093WO is now fully race prepared with an all steel XPAG 1500 engine and a substantial history file. The car returned to the track at Le Mans Classic in 2014 and is offered for sale with its original engine as well as the fully race prepared engine in situ now.


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Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd made a complete departure from their former policy by announcing in 1946 the introduction of an entirely new Bentley that was factory built throughout. It was fitted with their design of "Standard" all steel bodywork, finished and furnished at Crewe where Bentley production still continues to this day. The tried and tested six cylinder 4256cc engine was retained, fitted with detachable aluminium alloy cylinder head with inserted valve seats. This was fitted to a frame chassis which was riveted with cruciform centre bracing and a box section pan to support the front suspension components. Lubrication was by a Bijur centralised system, operated by a foot pump situated just to the left of the steering column on right hand drive motor cars. It was advised that this pedal should be depressed once every one hundred miles. The manual gearbox had four forward gears with synchromesh on second, third and fourth gear. Despite the relatively high price tag when compared to other luxury cars available immediately after the war, the demand for this motor car was substantial. Sales were of such a brisk nature that customers were soon advised to be patient, with waiting lists for new Bentley Mk VIs becoming ever longer, with lead times stretching to over three years by the early 1950s. Production lasted until 1952 with more than 5,000 chassis finding their way to lucky new owners making it one of Bentleys most successful models ever. The vast majority of Bentley Mk VIs produced were fitted with the new standard steel coachwork from the factory, however in keeping with tradition special coachbuilt bodies were also available upon request. Chassis No B397BG was completed in late 1947 and first registered in January of 1948, fitted with woody style shooting brake coachwork by Harold Radford. This was the first of only eight cars built in this style by Radford on the Mk VI chassis and following testing by Rolls-Royce in the summer of 1948 it became Harold Radfords personal car and factory demonstrator. When producing such a car, Radford retained the standard Mk VI chassis, bonnet and radiator grill whilst the floor pan and scuttle were modified to suit the new style coachwork. Fitted with only front seats, the rear portion of the car consists of an expansive luggage storage area, finished with beautifully varnished wood panels. Chassis No B397BG was restored in the mid 1980s by Smiths of Southend, at the request of the then owner Mr Paul Kunkel. The car has subsequently changed hands twice since 1994 and more recently was upgraded with a late series Bentley S1 engine, with power steering and also a high ratio back axle. The original engine, Engine No B398B is still present and correct with the car too. It comes complete with copy factory chassis cards, history file, handbook and an old style logbook issued in 1953. We are delighted to be offering this very interesting and attractive Mk VI Bentley for sale, a car that we think will provide its next fortunate owner with a great deal of enjoyment.
If you would like to make an enquiry about this vehicle, please contact us by phone on 020 8847 5447 or by email at
Year : 1947
Make : Bentley
Model : Mk VI
Coachbuilder : Harold Radford
Body Type : Countryman Shooting Brake
Colour : Tudor Grey
Trim : Brown Leather Piped Beige
Condition : Good condition throughout.
Technical Data : Four speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in line configuration engine, upgraded from 4.25 litres displacement, 4257cc capacity to 4.9 litres displacement, 4887cc capacity. Drum brakes servo-assisted.

Friday 23 October 2015


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2015 Mustang 5.0 V8 GT (DEMO)

Premium Auto (50th Anniversary Package)


This demo 2015 Mustang was registered in June 2015 and has less than 1,000 miles. It is ready to be purchased and driven away today.  The only opportunity to beat the UK’s 9 month lead time!
This stunning example is brand new and unregistered and finished in White with Ebony Leather (Blue Vinyl Stripes on this car).  The engine is the all new 5.0 Ti-VCT V8 with 435 BHP and is complimented by a 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic Gearbox with Paddles.

The level of equipment is uncompromising and includes Reversing Camera, HiD Headlights, Heated and Cooling Front Seats, Electric Seats, MyKey Keyless Entry and Start, Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control, Cruise Control, Universal Garage Door Opener, Premium Sound System, Line Lock, Selectable Drive Modes, 19″ Machined Alloy Wheels (wheel in photo can be purchased), SYNC Bluetooth System, 3.15 Ratio Limited Slip Rear Axle and Leather Interior. This demo car also has a 50th Anniversary Package (including embossed front seats, 50th anniversary detailing on rear and also inside the cabin).
The performance figures are exceptional, 0-60 mph in 4.5 secs and a Top speed of 164 mph!  Also due to being an American Import the Road Tax currently is only £230 per year, it doesn’t really get any better than this!

Bill Shepherd Mustang provide a 2 Year Warranty and have a Service Department specialising in the Servicing Maintenance and Upgrades of all Mustangs from 1964 to the present day.  Please call Matt on 01932 340888 to book the only classic and unparalleled Mustang experience currently available in the UK when purchasing your New 2015 Mustang.
£39,950 On the Road (Current Rims additional £2,000) 
Call Us Today! 01932 340888|

Thursday 22 October 2015




This car is stunning and can only be described as having a no expense spared restoration carried out by its previous owner who unfortunatly never got the oppertunity to enjoy his efforts.
A large file of invoices shows expenditure of in excess of £43,000 in expenses, including brand new Engine from Cocast with injection and Carbon plenum chamber, T5 gearbox, uprated clutch, centrec hydraulic clutch, ignition, radiator, interior, hood, wheels, exhaust, wiring harness the list goes on and on.
The Brand new heritage shell profesionally modified to accept the V8 conversion, and is fitted with many MGB V8R components to ensure the brakes, suspension and handling is capable of dealing with the increased power.
Finished in imaculate metalic midnight blue, with black hood, blue leather trim.
This restoration and upgrade has been done really nicely using all the right bits to make it a very capable long legged car whilst ensuring it can handle the superior power and done in such away that it hasnt become a hot rod.
More photographs available upon request.
For any more information please contact us on 01484 711045or e-mail us oninfo@

Wednesday 21 October 2015



Contact Number + 44 (0) 7889 805432 
Land Line +44(0) 1908 270672
Classicmobilia House, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

1999 JAGUAR XJ220

The Jaguar XJ220 two-seater supercar produced by British luxury car manufacturer from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing at Bloxham in Oxfordshire. The XJ220 held the record for the fastest production car throughout 1992 after recording a top speed of 213 mph (343 km/h). The Jaguar held the Nurburgring production car lap record between 1992 and 2000 with a time of 7:46.36. 

The initial XJ220 concept car was unveiled to the public at the 1988 British International Motor Show held in Birmingham, UK. The positive reception prompted Jaguar to put the car into production; some 1500 deposits of £50,000 each were taken, and deliveries were planned for 1992.

A total of just 275 cars were produced by the time production ended, each with a retail price of £470,000 in 1992. 

A number of engineering requirements resulted in significant changes to the specification of the XJ220, most notably replacement of the Jaguar V12 engine to a turbocharged V6 engine. The changes to the specification and a collapse in the price of collectible cars brought about by the early 1990’s recession resulted in many buyers choosing not to conclude their purchase options.

This car was purchased new by the current owner in 1997 and has been part of a private collection. Finished in Spa Silver with grey leather interior and with ONLY 1050 kms on the clock, which is well documented. Serviced by Jaguar up until 2002, all the mileage on the car was undertaken by Jaguar service department, while being maintained.

The car has never been on raced or on a circuit driven in anger, never had paint work. With all the service books, handbooks, tools, spare keys and car cover, it is a part of British motoring history, never to be replaced.



Sunday 18 October 2015

1972 BMW 3.0 CS - Chequered Flag International


1972 BMW 3.0 CS

Chequered Flag International
Contact Us Today
4128 Lincoln Blvd
Marina Del ReyCA 90292
(310) 827-8665

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1972 BMW 3.0 CS in Red (Verona) with Black leather interior. Sunroof, A/C, 5 speed manual transmission (upgraded from 4 speed). Odo reads 44,644. Superb straight and solid example with excellent paint. Very nice interior. Mechanically superb with a recent check out, service and new clutch. Inspections encouraged, all sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California

Saturday 17 October 2015


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 Winner of over 50 concours awards including many Masterclasses including the Autoglym Champion of Champions at the NEC.

The only surviving Riley Winchester from a small production run this superb car had over £60,000 spent o it some 15 years ago!
She is an example of a limousine manufactured by Riley and is powered by a 6 cyl 14hp engine mated to a silent 3rd gearbox.Off the road for a few years since the death of it`s owner the car needs little effort to bring back to it`s award winning condition.
The upholstery is superb with picnic tables and foot rests to the rear and a burr walnut dashboard housing original but restored instrumentation.
The car was totally rebuilt on a new ash frame to exact original spec by Geoff Haviland and rebodied by marque experts with interior by Aston Martin craftsmen.
Offers based on £59,000

Wednesday 14 October 2015



1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/4 BN2

Austin Healey 100/4 BN2 1955. Original Blue LHD dry climate car. Imported and previously sold by ourselves 3 years ago. This car has been the subject of an older restoration in excellent condition, structurally superb with nice history file. Fitted wire wheels and overdrive. Finished in the classic colour scheme of Blue over Ivory white with tan / cream interior and black hood. We will supply fully serviced with warranty, spare keys, jack and wheel hammer.
For Sale £52,500




For further details please contact
Jon Scott-Nelson on 01723 361227 or 07831 830270 (7 days).