The oldest motorcar we have ever had the pleasure of offering for sale and driving as well
This little thing pops along with ease and is one of the best we have seen
She starts on the button (or as in 1900 'on the handle') everything works very nicely with effective brakes and a very smooth gear change
Technically this is a benchmark example of the second derivative of the vis-à-vis De Dion Bouton, the Type 'E'
Powered by a 3½ horsepower engine, the basic original had already been enhanced with improved brakes by the addition of contracting bands on both rear wheels controlled from the central steering column, as part of this device the gear selection now came by a lever, rather than a wheel, which could be set down when the car was out of gear to act as a handbrake
The car has had a few illustrious owners and at one time in the recent past was owned by a founder member of the De Dion Bouton Club in the UK
Previously she had been kept in Continental Europe and also enjoyed a period in the USA
This pretty little De Dion has the appearance of having been sympathetically restored from what it appears must have been a sound and original basis - the restoration was carried out well and completed by a well known team in Holland
Aesthetically, the car is complete in all major details and benefits from a number of particularly attractive attributes, such as decorative side lamps and a centrally mounted 'head' lamp by Herm. Reimanns
Numerically, the car's engine and gearbox numbers are consistent with the overall specification and it is these that have no doubt allowed the car to receive an attributed date of 1900 by the Veteran Car Club Dating Committee
To those in the know, a 1900 date is particularly advantageous on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run as it equates to an early start, normally within the first 100 of the 500 or so, cars that are privileged to run each year
In fact in 2014 her start number was actually 047
The 2018 Run was no exception where she ran perfectly, finishing on Maderia Drive parked alongside Genevieve, no less
In addition to qualifying for the London to Brighton, there are a number of Veteran Car Club events for which it would be eminently suitable as well as those of the British De Dion Bouton Club and the local club Teuf Teuf in France
Very rare OTAV 5,5 hp, bodied by Castagna, one cylinder, two spark plugs, two belt drive on the back wheel, original gearbox, air cooled engine, English rare plate, running conditions, full of history and documents (books, magazines, pictures, papers from VCC of England, etc), one of only two surviving .....
Built 1995 from 1988 XR2 donor, standard build in Blue (painted)
Complete, and properly registered as Quantum, but not been on the road since 2000, so in need of restoration. Hood ok but rear window plastic UV degraded. Located in Guildford.
pics to follow, will need trailering .....
The Royale has been owned by ourselves for 11 or more years we purchased it from a fellow wedding car proprietor in Surrey.
The car is factory built and is one of only 60 of this make – Which is an extremely rare car.
The undercarriage has been fully wax oiled and the body is fibre glass so won’t .....
Discovered outside Mosport Raceway (Canada) is what appears to be an early 50s all Aluminum race car!
Purity of form with styling cues from Jaguar C & D, Aston Martin, Maserati and even Ferrari (i.e., splayed front fenders, elongated bonnet, rear hip fenders, "butterfly" dash, tucked rear cowl, perplex .....
1952 Henry J which would make for the perfect patina'd gasser/race car
Shove in a big block. 9" axle and a straight tube to go racing for pinks!
The body is relatively straight with some minor rust issues to the gutters and floor and sports a few dents here and there, just as a racer should look. .....
A beautiful and rare Lasalle 340 coupe from 1930 with nice features such as the Dickey seat and the optional heater system, this coupe model is hard to find nowadays and is a exclusive classic car. It runs and drives very good and has Belgian documents at this moment, before that it came from Sweden.
Made by Jaguar ONE -OFF Factory Expressaly for the Chairman:
SIR.JOHN EGAN !!!
John Egan was born in Coventry, the son of a garage owner and went to Bablake School. He studied petroleum engineering at Imperial College London and subsequently joined Shell in the Middle .....
1928 Peerless 4DR Sedan
..Professional Ground up Restoration
..Won 1st at National AACA in Hershey, PA 1986
..Chocolate Brown Paint
..Black Fenders & Top
..Rarest of the 3 P's /
..Peerless, Packard & Pierce Arrow
..Excellent Running Car
..Excellent Driving Car
..Built by Peerless Motor Company