Founded just a few months after LOLA, Crossle - one of the longest surviving manufacturers dedicated to the production of racing cars – was for a while the champion of Irish motor sport. Founded by John Crossle, it grew and developed from one man to a skilled and ambitious team at its Ulster base. Starting with the 1S in 1956, the first single seater appeared in 1960. Over the next decade, Crossle built small numbers of racing cars for a variety of formula’s. All the Crossle Sports Racing Cars were designed and built to accommodate various engine and gearbox combinations, depending on the requirements of the owner.
Chassis C5-S64-13 was ordered new by Brian Nelson, and supplied with a Daimler SP250 V8 linked to a Jack Knight gearbox. Brian Nelson, who is remembered as one of Ireland’s top drivers in Formula Two and International rallying, competed in C5-S64-13 throughout the 1964 & 1965 seasons including Phoenix Park, Bishops Court and Kirkstown.
Over the winter of 1964/65, it was modified to accept the wider bodywork introduced by the factory for the 7S model, but continued to compete through the 1965 season with the V8. In 1966, in line with other cars being developed by the factory, it became a 9S with a 2 Litre BMW engine.
In 1970 this Sports Prototype moved to America where it continued to race extensively, the Crossle Motor Company keeping in close contact with all the owners. When the car returned to them in the mid 2000’s for restoration, they could confirm the history of the car, noting that it had even kept its original suspension setup!
The extensive history files show correspondence with the factory from very early in its life, as well as press cutting and extensive bills. Recently maintained by R. M Wilson Engineering, this is a ‘turn key’ Sports Prototype racer, ready for the 2017 season. Now restored back to its original 1965 specification, it has regularly competed in the Whitson and Surtees Trophy’s at Goodwood as well as the Guards Trophy and Sports Car Masters.
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 .....
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
The engine is of approximately three litres capacity. Engine number SG 4E 292 Chassis number SG 2625.
I have owned the car since 1984 and have traced its history to when it was bought new by Mr Nesbitt of Inverell NSW Australia where I currently live.
The previous owner Harry Cape drove the .....