This was spotted by one of my customers, sadly not all my Jaguars have survived to be classics!

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2012 Mercedes Benz A180  31,000 miles from new

 

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Jaguar XJ6 3.0 SE 2004 £8, 995
We purchased this directly from the family of the first owner four years ago and sold it on to the second, from whom we have just re-acquired it in part exchange. What sets this apart from the norm is the superb, uncompromised servicing and maintenance which has been exclusively main dealer since new with 14 stamped services and a file full of original Jaguar dealer invoices. Mileage has just clicked over 52,000 from new. The condition of this car is excellent in all respects, and it looks very smart in Savoy Grey with Cream Hide and lovely darker veneers.

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Mercedes Benz SEC 500 1983 £16, 995
‘As an SEC should be’- The actual car chosen and featured by Classic and Sportscar magazine in their buyer guide for this model (see attached article)
With known history since brand new, the original owner ordered this car from Surrey main dealer Woking Motors under the guidance of a personal friend, Tony Montalbano, a former factory trained main dealership technician who had since founded his own Mercedes Benz servicing and restoration outlet TM Motors; which to this day operates with an exemplary reputation. Even before expiration of the factory warranty, TM were entrusted to maintain the car, until eventually (around 1988)   the car was disposed of by the first owner to his friend. Ever since, this Mercedes has been used, maintained fastidiously through TM Motors and enjoyed by Tony Montalbano personally- it survives 35 years on with 166,000 miles covered still looking and driving little different to the day it left Stuttgart.  Benefiting from the perfect environment in which to service and preserve this vehicle, it is a credit to the owner and upholds the manufacturer’s reputation with the C126 as an almost indestructible model,  correctly treated. As testament to this, the car was loaned to Mercedes Benz World who retained it for some time for some years in their museum of historic vehicles as a prime example of their flagship ‘S’ Class as a world beating luxury sports coupe. Finished in Thistle Green with Tan Hide, this has all the associated luxuries including air conditioning, electric sunroof , cruise control etc, -plus  few sensible mods such as Mk 2 braking upgrade, Lorinser front splitter and uprated springs.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 30 2008 £8, 995
The special, and greatly sought after GTI produced to commemorate 30 years of Volkswagen’s  highly successful Golf.  These cars deliver an enhanced 30 bhp (total 230 bhp), and are visually distinctive with body colour side skits, Votex front spoiler, colour keyed rear bumper, and tinted rear lights. Seat bolsters are trimmed in Vienna leather with check-inserts and red stitching. There is a golf ball gear knob and chrome ‘Edition 30’ tread plates. This particular example with DSG gearbox (both automatic and paddle-shift) has had two owners and covered 57,000 miles since new with stamped service records, sundry paperwork, handbooks etc. Finished with Black coachwork and Charcoal/ Red-check sport trim this low ownership, low mileage GTI is in fine fettle and is well- priced. Winter and Summer wheels and tyres included
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Daimler Super Eight 2005 £17, 995
We watch for these, and no more than two or three fully spec’d UK example surface to the market each year- and low milers are diminishing. The swansong for UK’s oldest motor manufacturer, and with Royal endorsement, the ‘Super Eight’ outperforms any predecessor and boasts the most lavish equipment and exquisite finishes . Attractive, but discreet chrome fluting and distinctive badging with detailing looks handsome, but not ostentatious. We purchased this car six years ago from Taggarts (main dealer) where it had full service history print-outs accompanying the stamped service record, and sold it to a long standing client- a notable business pioneer in Cumbria. He sadly passed away three years ago, and the vehicle was disposed of by the executors, but by coincidence it has now returned to us having had another owner in the interim. The mileage is 64,000 since new and the fastidious dealer maintenance has been maintained- stamped each year with accompanying bills. Finished in Indigo Blue with Cashmere Hide piped, the condition of this car is superb- ‘rara articulum’.

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Austin A35 1957 £8, 750
A local Surrey car for its early life with two lady owners and lovely early history, it has been preserved and cared for by enthusiast and collector owners later on. Originality and preservation has been paid the utmost respect, and a more solid, genuine example would be difficult to find. The Cherry Red interior is in lovely order and comfortable with the correct aroma, chrome almost perfect and Tweed Grey paintwork very tidy, if slightly dulled in places. It drives very well and has covered long journeys recently- tyres and clutch are new. Mileage is 49,000 .The paperwork reveals early maintenance at Mann’s Garage Chiddingfold for the first owner, so for interest we returned the car to this beautiful village for photographing, where  it attracted interest from local historians so copies of its maintenance sheets are now preserved in their local archives.

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Jaguar XK 5.0 Convertible 2011 RESERVED
This highly specified ‘Portfolio’ edition started life as a Jaguar Director’s car before being sold through Grange dealership at 8,000 miles to a retired gentleman as a cherished pastime interest. Indeed the car looks to have had more time spent cleaning and detailing it than actually driving, as the present mileage is just 14,000 since new. It has been garaged throughout as the pristine, un-faded mohair electric hood and suede lining testify. The bodywork is utterly straight and beautiful, the interior fresh and lovely, the underneath remarkable. Importantly, this is the facelift ‘second phase’ with significant enhancements such as the larger 5 litre engine, XF style rotational gear selection for the ZF transmission and subtle visual tidying to light and bumper designs. Finished in Liquid Silver with Ivory Hide. Complete with the original purchase invoice from Jaguar, service bills and exclusively main dealer stamped service record. This is huge value and perhaps one to put away.

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Jaguar XJR 1996 £8, 995
Sometimes the sudden scarcity of a bye-gone model is not noticed until we search for one. For example, prime examples of the supercharged X300- Jaguar’s last straight-six are fast disappearing. Considered to be an almost unbreakable power unit, the AJ16 engine in its fastest (326 bhp), most exciting form was installed in this beautifully curvaceous body shape- arguably the final design to properly echo the true, original XJ. It has the hallmarks of a true Jaguar classic, and the ideal enthusiasts’ choice for thrills and practicality. This example was in the hands of father and son from new until the last owner, a collector purchased it privately from them to use as a reliable commuter from Bedfordshire to Suffolk. In addition to standard sport ventilated alloys and air conditioning , this is rarely specified with factory electric sunroof and original Harman Kardon multi-speaker sound system. The mileage is 67,000 since new- fully supported including Creamer servicing). Finished in Racing Green with Magnolia sport- spec perforated hide contrasting Black carpeting, centre console and-black tint maple veneers  this is a true eye-full, and with the condition of this car being so exceptional, it is already presented to show standard including the engine compartment which is gleaming and still has the original tool tray with full contents unused in the original factory wrapping.

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Jaguar XJS 4.0 Celebration 1995 RESERVED
As a last of line Jaguar sports car, the solid rise in interest in these models has been long predicted and yet there still appears room to grow for Celebration models. These XJS models benefit from the smoother AJ16 engine which not only delivers superior performance, but is a more refined, visually attractive unit. Celebrations are instantly distinguished by superior interior finishes such as additional wood and soft, Jaguar leaper monogrammed ‘Autolux’ hide and attractive seat piping. This car has the optional diamond cut spoked alloy wheels. Attractively finished in Jade Green with Parchment Hide, the mileage and preservation of this example is astonishing with just 15,000 miles having been covered since it was delivered brand new by notable TWR to the first owner in Oxfordshire. There are ten stamps in the book (earlier servicing by TWR), an impressive history file and squeaky clean MOT history. The car is lovely underneath and was waxoiled again last year costing £612.  An incredible, proper UK example with verifiable ultra-low mileage.

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Jaguar XJR X358 2008 £19, 500
Jaguar’s ultimate super-charged performer, and with little over 200 examples made, the model is extremely scarce with low mileage. As the very last XJ with traditional looks which hark back to the original Series One XJ, this is the ultimate XJ modern classic with undoubted future appeal. This late X358 has been known to us for some years and ongoing maintenance has been fastidious mainly  with the local main dealer and a file of bills accompany a well stamped servicing record. The wheels have been refurbished (including barrels) and tyres recently replaced. This was originally one of Jaguar’s own fleet, so it wants for nothing, and the total mileage is now 51,000 since new. Strikingly finished in Liquid Silver with Black Hide and Dove Grey stitching to match the headlining. This sports saloon looks stunning with the highly polished wood veneers and some interesting touches such as privacy blinds, rear entertainment  and lambs’ wool rugs .

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Jaguar XK8 4.0 Coupe 2002 £13, 995
Servicing history is exclusively Jaguar main dealer with this car which has covered just 35,000 miles since new. As a 2002, it has later timing chains and is a steel lined engine. This has the later style grille and instrument surrounds and presents handsomely in Anthracite (metallic black) with Cream Hide. The interior and coachwork have been fastidiously kept being enthusiast owned as a weekend car for many years.

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Jaguar E Type V12 1973 RESERVED
A car known to us for some years, the previous owner having purchased it 23 years ago. In the 1980’s , this Jaguar was subject to a meticulous rebuild including engine overhaul by Forward Engineering.  The bodywork was stripped, prepared and reassembled and interior totally re-trimmed. There is an extensive photograph album recording the work and file of supporting invoices. As a relatively young car which was still in regular use, it was clearly a labour of love. When the car passed to our client in 1996, it remained in lovely condition, and detailing was further improved to prepare for show- the car has received concours and pride of ownership trophies within Jaguar club circles. Eight years ago, a superb strip and repaint with some re-chroming was carried out only due to overly enthusiastic polishing over three decades since the rebuild while the interior remains superb and cherished. A voluminous history file includes annual mechanical servicing and maintenance- the owner has never lost interest in driving this car which has averaged 1,500 miles use per annum. Finished in Fern Grey with Moss Green Hide and looking well on chrome wire wheels-registration number not included. 

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Jaguar XK8 4.0 2002 £19,995
This is a mint specimen we supplied to the previous owner four years ago at NEC with a diligently stamped Jaguar dealer service record. It is finished in Phoenix Red with Oatmeal Hide and ‘classic’ veneers, and looks truly stunning in these retro-classic colours. The mileage is  remarkably low being  just 20,000 since new. Original shape XK’s are today’s bargain, and their beautiful lines are set to become ever more appealing as these models become collectable. In the meantime, this is a beautiful driving car which has been correctly maintained and obviously cherished.

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TVR Griffith 400 1992 RESERVED
This ‘proper’ 240 bhp sports car with its trusty ex-Rover (Buick developed) V8 it  is the thrill seekers choice. The cockpit, though equipped for modern requirements is  finished in traditionally sought after materials with soft-hides to the seating and dash surround, ‘Wilton’ style deep pile carpeting and an impressively styled wood veneered fascia. Finished in Cureton Green with Cream Hide piped dark green with dark green carpets, it is the classic combination. It is doubtful a better example has come to the market with one owner from new and just 10,000 miles covered in total. The history file has a handbook pack and original documents retained from the original order, purchase invoice and servicing bills. From 2015, the car has been professionally dry stored following  a house move before being prepared for sale.  We purchased the vehicle directly from the owner and it is in pristine condition.

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Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTD 2006 RESERVED
There is a lot of fun to be had from this very good looking and feisty sport coupe which has had one lady owner since 2010 and comes with a reassuringly comprehensive file of maintenance history mainly with the supplying dealership. The Moon Blue paintwork is generally excellent , while the Tan Leather interior is exceptional and belies the age and mileage of 104,000. Underneath the car is lovely. We received this in part exchange directly from the owner.

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Jaguar S Type 2.5 SE 2004 RESERVED
We purchased this directly from the first and only owner, and it is a perfectly preserved example boasting comprehensive documentation dating from the original invoice through to the latest (completely clear) health-check carried out at Jaguar Pulborough in 2018 with minimal mileage travelled since. And just 31,000 miles covered since new, this is a credit to the owner- it can only be described as being in near mint , original condition. Finished in Topaz with Cashmere Hide and classic veneers.

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Porsche 911 Cabriolet  Left Hand Drive 1998 RESERVED
First of the water cooled 996 Carrera 4, highly specified ‘tiptronic’ example which has air conditioning, 18” wheels, sports seats and 10 speaker sound system. It was supplied new at Porsche  Munich, the first and only owners bringing and registering the car in UK during 1999 so it could be used to commute to their second home in France. Enjoying careful, purely pleasure use the mileage is just 28,000 since new which is warranted and supported by a huge file of service history. All copies of the original German paperwork, registration plates and entire import procedure are in the file. Finished in Arctic Silver with Navy Blue Leather and Navy Hood, the condition of coachwork, interior and all trim is second to none. Wheels have been fully refurbished (including barrels) and new premium brand tyres fitted

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Jaguar XK8 4.0 Coupe 1997 £8, 500
Earliest and purest design of the ‘modern E Type’ budding classic. This particular car has had two private owners, and we purchased it directly from the first twelve years ago, selling on to the second who has just traded back with us for a later shape replacement.  Servicing and maintenance has been exclusively main dealer- Stratstone initially, and HA Fox who carried out the recommended blow-by test and upgraded to third generation timing chains and tensioners under our direction. Due to unexpected failure of the automatic gearbox whilst on holiday, the unit was replaced at 37,000 miles by Spirit Jaguar in Dublin. Marshall, Peterborough have maintained the vehicle for our fastidious client since 2007 and the service book (with accompanying bill copies) is stamped right through since 1997. Structurally, the underside of this XK8 is in very good shape having been wire-brushed, treated with some  re-metalling to one sill carried out to satisfy an early stage advisory by Jaguar. Paintwork and interior trim is in immaculate order. Finished in Ice Blue with 18” Alloy wheels and smart Cream hide interior contrasting ‘classic’ veneers, the modest mileage totals 64,000 from new. With significant, uncompromised attention to maintenance and factory quality replacement parts throughout, this presents a rare opportunity to sample an original XK8 still looking and driving the way it should.

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Jaguar XJ8 3.5 SE 2003 RESERVED
This ‘special equipment’ is a beautifully appointed car with chrome radiator grille, chrome surrounds to the front and rear screens, chrome rear light embellishers, all of which emphasise the luxury of these models. We purchased this pristine example from the original owner who has  had it serviced unfailingly each year by the Jaguar main dealer who supplied it new. The mileage is just 21,000 which is warranted. Finished in Ultraviolet Blue with Dove Grey Classic Hides and traditional veneers throughout, this must be the finest, most cosseted example on the market. Further extras include luxury wheels and rare Jaguar compass.

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Jaguar X Type 2.5 SE AWD Estate 2004 RESERVED
With ‘all-wheel drive’ and petrol specification, these are a refined and good looking option for a practical, compact Jaguar. Low mileage examples are increasingly thin on the ground, and there is a following for these luxury cars. We purchased this one owner example directly from the family and it has covered just 29,000 miles with documented history. Presented to an immaculate standard, this Jaguar is finished in Topaz Metallic with Cashmere Hide. Following a couple of years with little use, we have had the car re-commissioned with new discs, front suspension bushes, sump gasket, serviced etc so it is ready to be used and enjoyed.

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Daimler Super V8 2002 £6, 750
Supplied new to a large bank in Scotland, this very unusual and highly specified super-charged V8 was then sold on through RA Creamer to the second owner from whom we acquired it in 2007. Our purchaser, a long term client has owned it for 11 years, maintaining through HA Fox and latterly a known specialist servicing dealer- the service book is full up. The car has received much attention underneath and is recently waxoiled . The mileage has just turned 100,000 and this Daimler both looks and drives very  well. Being a rare, very late production X308, it has the steel- liners and later timing chains. This will suit an owner who will enjoy the distinctiveness of this super-charged V8 which is both striking and possibly unique in Anthracite Black metallic with Charcoal ‘ruched’ Hide and tinted glass which is smoked to the rear. With glistening chrome window surrounds, mirror backings, light surrounds, fluted grilles to front and rear contrasting the deep lustre of its coachwork, this is an awesome looking machine.

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Jaguar XJ6 3.0 V6 SE 2005  RESERVED LEFT HAND DRIVE 
Registered new in France, this car has been with the last owner since 2007, relocating with it to Switzerland and then UK from2012 when it was registered here. A comprehensive service history with stamped book and invoices has been maintained- usually main dealer, and the present mileage is 70,000 (112,000 km). In the hands of an enthusiast, this is a beautifully kept example which we have now detailed to show condition. Extremely striking in Black with Tan Hide upholstery and full ‘classic’ veneers, this is a very attractive purchase for use or re-registration within Europe due to the pound/Euro exchange, and we can willingly accept Euro payment and possible delivery. Left hand headlamps included with the car.

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