Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS



Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars - ccts1407 Login
Website Contact Links
Vintage & Prestige Fine MotorcarsVintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars
Grays, Essex

tel: 01474527794     
web: http://www.vandp.net/sales/
LIVE adverts (195)

1916 American LaFrance 14-Litre Roadster SOLD

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1916 American LaFrance 14 Litre Roadster for Sale.

This six-cylinder, right-hand drive American-LaFrance was imported into the UK from Nyack, NY by Cameron Millar in 1980.

A complete restoration of all mechanical elements was then undertaken and the chassis shortened (without welding) to a wheelbase of 12’, retaining the original three-speed transaxle, dual chain drive and brakes. Bentley 8-Litre hubs have been fitted, enabling the use of Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels, the steering column lowered and controls repositioned.

The car boasts a full complement of period instruments and a Brooklands-type exhaust, while the provision of a Lidden 12-volt alternator is a sensible upgrade (the original dynamo is retained but bypassed).

Constructed by Rolls-Royce specialist Graham Neale, the elegant two-seat roadster body features an opening tail section giving access to storage space and the spare wheel. The car was accepted for VSCC events in 1989 and in 1996 took part in the Club’s celebrated Madresfield event.

Finished in pale grey with black leather upholstery and a full tonneau cover. This potent Edwardian roadster is presented in generally very good condition and a real delight on the road.

Although the American-LaFrance company built a handful of automobiles prior to WWI, its main business was always the building and selling of fire trucks. Founded in 1873 by Truckson LaFrance and based in Elmira, New York, the LaFrance Manufacturing Company was originally famous as a maker of steam-powered fire pumpers, some 500-or-so of which had been sold by 1900.

In 1903 the firm merged with the American Fire Engine Company (itself formed by the amalgamation of four smaller enterprises), becoming American-LaFrance. Steam-powered appliances continued to be made until 1914, but seven years previously the firm had motorised its first apparatus using four-cylinder T-head engines designed by New York neighbours Simplex.

Long famous for its high quality machines with their distinctive dual chain final drive, American-LaFrance was the most widely recognised name in the industry.

The production of passenger cars was never anything more than a relatively insignificant sideline for the firm, which built its first automobile in 1903, four years before its first motorised fire appliance. Badged as ‘La France’, these four-cylinder, chain driven, Renault-like cars were sold exclusively through Sidney Bowman in New York City.

American-LaFrance continued to build passenger cars in small numbers to special order (some sources suggest these were no more than re-badged Simplex chassis) but the company, which still exists today owned by Freightliner Corporation, has made none since WWI.

A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website.

Office the details below
Richard Biddulph the details below
Christoff Cowens the details below

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :


Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST


Price £110000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make LaFrance
Model 14-Litre Roadster
Year 1916
Country UK
Region Essex
Telephone 01474 527794
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 12-May-2019
Ref C939336
 

Similar Adverts
1999 Space-Track

This trailer is specially designed for very low sports-cars Price: on request - Aluminum chassis - Electric winch - Spotlights inside - Special ‘roof’-openings for Lamborghini’s with wing doors - Electric loading ramp - Special storage space IF YOU DO NOT GET AN AWNSER BY EMAIL PLEASE .....

  • £12500
  • 19-May-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Trade
1905 Very rare OTAV 5,5 hp, bodied by Castagna,

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 .....

  • £30000
  • 03-May-2019
  • Italy
  • Trade
1988 Quantum 2+2

Quantum 2+2 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 .....

  • £500
  • 21-May-2019
  • Surrey
  • Private
1952 Henry J

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. .....

  • £2750
  • 20-Apr-2019
  • Devon
  • Trade
Private Plates

B1 RVH on retention certificate for sale, fee paid.

  • £400
  • 01-Jun-2019
  • Lincolnshire
  • Trade
LaSalle 340 coupe 1930 very nice and exclusive classic

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. Priced .....

  • £
  • 06-May-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Trade
1928 Peerless 4DR Sedan

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 ..Asking .....

  • £
  • 09-Jun-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
1925 Ansaldo

In our June 8th Auction 2017 Ledbury UK The current vendor has spent many years researching the marque, and has assembled a good collection of original parts, to be fitted to this 1925 chassis. The chassis itself has been professional straightened and refurbished and has had four new road springs .....

  • £9000
  • 24-May-2019
  • Herefordshire
  • Trade
1994 Solectria Force, Electric Car

The Solectria Force is an electric car built on a base model Geo Metro (Suzuki Swift). The company built around 400 of these vehicles, buying them in without drivetrain. There is a single speed transmission connected to a 156 volt 3-phase motor. This particular car was bought for a customer from a university .....

  • £800
  • 15-Apr-2019
  • Lancashire
  • Trade
 
XJ Coup'e Rear Glass Quarters

Pair of rear quarter windows complete with electric motors, still boxed in good working condition. Very Rare. 1970's model XJ6 or V12 two door XJ coup'e £250.00 FOR THE PAIR,collection only.

  • £
  • 24-Apr-2019
  • Lincolnshire
  • Trade