Cars For Sale.
All cars are fully inspected by our qualified automotive engineers with over 50 years classic car knowledge prior to being offered for sale so that you can purchase with complete confidence.
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Golf Convertible (Clipper) Power Hood/Steering
Launched in 1974, the MK1 Golf was Volkswagen's small family car that aimed to replace the extremely successful Beetle. On the road the Golf was an instant success, acclaimed by critics for its practical layout, stylish looks and fun handling the Golf became a huge commercial success. A number of new trim lines quickly followed suit, including the GTI which offered unbelievable performance and practicality and in turn created the hot hatch market as we know it.
In 1976 coachbuilder Wilhelm Karmann presented Volkswagen with a convertible version of the Golf, featuring a simple folding roof and later a roll bar which was introduced to the production car for safety purposes. Over the cars production run the body remained unchanged despite a number of trim levels being introduced, including a GTI variant and the Clipper which was introduced in 1988, towards the end of the MK1s production run. The Clipper featured new body-coloured bumpers, wheel-arch extensions, and side skirts, as well as a number of optional extras to provide a more attractive car at a lower price point to the GTI.
Milestone Classics are delighted to offer this late model Golf Mk1 Karmann registered in March 1993 finished in Pearl Green with beige (electric) hood and silver/gold BBS wheels – a stunning combination.
This very original example has never been welded and we can find no evidence of remedial paint work – just three tiny car park blemishes commensurate with careful use. The VW was fitted by the previous owner with Easysteer adjustable power steering which is discreetly hidden behind the dashboard and can be adjusted to zero to give a completely original driving experience if required or added assistance when parking.
The history folder contains lots of invoices, every MOT, original bill of sale, service book with 15 stamps, full book pack and has just been recommissioned following a period of time in storage with work including:
· full service
· 4 new tyres
· Cambelt change
· Carburettor rebuild
· Clutch Kit
· Starter Motor
· Rear exhaust box
· New mohair hood
· BBS Alloys (original) refurbished
Previously owned for seventeen years and just three owners with a warranted mileage of 78,000 miles this is one of the best VW Cabriolets on the market today and investment quality.
The car is simply ready to jump into and enjoy for the rest of the summer and will only go up in value. Viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate this superb car.
Ford Cortina Mk1 GT (Airflow) – Stunning Example
The management team at Ford quickly realised that the Lotus Cortina Mk1 was going to dominate the sports saloon market for a number of years, but the Cheshunt built twin cam was too expensive and a little extreme for your average family driver.
Undeterred, the suits at Dagenham launched the 1500GT that had been breathed on by the engineers at Cosworth. The compression ratio was raised along with a more aggressive camshaft, larger valves, alloy inlet manifold with twin choke Weber carb and four branch exhaust – the final result increased power by 20bhp and was well received by press and public alike.
Here at Milestones, we are delighted to have the opportunity to market this special late airflow GT once again. Purchased by a retired engineer in 2016 the Cortina was imported from France after spending many years in storage. Converted to RHD and then recommissioned - every component was inspected with parts replaced, as necessary.
The next owner, a repeat customer with Milestones, lavished £4k over a three-year period to bring the car to his own high standard. Work included new brake servo, master cylinder, clutch slave and master cylinder, detailing under the bonnet and an interior refresh.
The history file confirms that the vin-number includes the important ‘78’ designation proving that this is an original 4 door GT.
The Cortina drives well and really looks the part sitting on her 5.5-inch steel rims. Finished in rare beige with the super chrome strips (export model only) this car really does tick all of the boxes and draws attention/positive comments from all quarters.
Fast Fords simply keep going up in value. Our GT is a stunning survivor, and we expect her to find an appreciative new home very quickly.
Saab 900S Turbo(Auto) Stunning/20 Service Stamps
The Saab 900 is a mid-sized automobile produced by Saab from 1978 until 1998 in two generations. The first generation from 1978 to 1993 is known as the "classic" and the generation from 1994 to 1998 is known as the "new generation".
By 1990 the 900s/16 valve Turbo classic was the car of choice for the legion of loyal Saab buyers. The contemporary sales literature states “The Saab is a car you drive, not just ride in” and after a weekend of use Jamie and I have to agree – the 900S Turbo is a superbly engineered car that has been an absolute pleasure to drive.
This is another example of a classic that we did not expect to buy but were simply blown away by the styling, condition and provenance of the car in front of us - sometimes you just have to run with your instinct.
The Saab has covered a warranted 90,000 miles in the last 30 years and has over 20 stamps in the service book with much of that time spent on the Isle of Man. The body work is exceptionally straight with nice original paint and the blue leather interior with wooden dash, over mats and period Philips’s radio cassette is simply outstanding.
On the road the Saab does not disappoint. The delivers a superbly engaging drive that copes effortlessly with modern traffic conditions. The slight Turbo delay is like stepping back in time and the auto box changes smoothly and the quick down gives useful mid-range acceleration.
The history file includes the leather-bound Saab folder with fully stamped service book, owner’s manual, contemporary sales literature, original dealers licence disc holder, invoices etc.
The 900S could be used as everyday transport or be cosseted and kept as a classic sleeper that, in this condition and with this history, will only go up in value.
The choice is yours but either way you will not be disappointed.
Wyvern: Utter Original/Vauxhall Heritage Collection
In August 1951 Vauxhall launched the completely new Wyvern/Velox/Cresta range featuring the modern three-box-shape unitary construction body. The car reflected the transatlantic space age styling so popular throughout the 1950’s and still enjoys an enthusiastic following today.
Sales were strong with both press and public warming to the new models. As with Ford there was an engine size for everyone with the family man going for the “4 pot” Wyvern. Unfortunately, while the cars drove well corrosion protection was virtually non-existent and most models simply rotted away. Today good examples are highly prized and rarely appear on the open Market.
At Milestones we are always looking for classic saloons from the 50/60/70’s for our discerning customers to own, cherish and enjoy and this car simply ticked every box.
Our example has had just five owners from new – the last being Vauxhall Motors who purchased the car in 1990 from Great Western Motors, Reading for the sum of £4,200. Since then, the car has been part of the Heritage collection and has featured in numerous displays, car shows and videos.
· Very original paint with fixed external metal sun visor
· No trace of welding and bodywork is outstanding with just a light patina commensurate with nearly 70 years of love and attention.
· Original specification dashboard, steering wheel with column change
· Lots of chrome – transatlantic influence
· Interior trim including seats/carpets/headlining/dash all excellent.
· Mechanically the car is a pleasure to drive and copes remarkably well with modern road conditions.
The Wyvern comes with a huge history folder including letters from previous owners, Vauxhall Motors internal correspondence, original buff logbook & blue registration documents, service records from the 1950’s, car log from 1960’s to 1980’s and old MOT’s back to 1976. More recently the car has been part of the Vauxhall’s internal service regime,
Cars are often described as “collector quality” but when a car has been in the manufactures heritage collection you can be assured that this is one of the best.
This Wyvern would be perfect for local trips and film work, where it would provide a lucrative income. We expect this remarkable car to find an appreciative new custodian very quickly.
Austin A30: Restored Car/Recent Expenditure
Launched at the 1951 Earls Court Motor Show the A30 was the small family car produced by Austin in direct competition with the Morris Minor. Manufactured over a four-year period the A30 has always been a popular starter classic with excellent handling, cute looks and excellent club/spares network.
Manufactured in 1954 ‘Josephine’ is an early (post AS3) A30 which we believe spent a period of time in storage before returning to the road around 15 years ago.
In recent years the car has been the subject of significant work at A30/A35 specialist Neil Evans who rated the car as one of the nicest examples he had been asked to work on.
Summary of Work:
· A professional respray in the original colour around 10 years ago
· Work at marque specialist Neil Evans (1918/20 - £2,000) including:
o Electronic Ignition
o Fuel pump
o Carburettor rebuilt.
o Brakes overhauled.
o Suspension overhauled.
· New carpet set
· Original semaphore indicators overhauled this year.
The restoration has stood the test of time remarkably well – the true test of all work. There are absolutely no corrosion issues with the car, the paintwork presents well & and chrome is good – the pictures speak for themself.
The interior benefits from a new carpet set (the original was badly faded) while seats, door cards, roof lining etc are all original. There is a small history folder with the car containing V5, MOT history, invoices and car show signs asking admirers not to touch!
The A30/35 provides 1950’s styling that simply never goes out of date and are extremely easy classics to use and enjoy. Be it a run out to the local pub, classic car show or Goodwood revival ‘Josephine’ is ready to be used and enjoyed by the lucky new owners.
MGB Roadster – Heritage Reshell/Full Restoration
The original MGB Roadster is one of the most recognisable British sports cars ever manufactured. It brought affordable fun to the open road when launched in 1962 and today is an ideal choice for anyone looking for roof down classic car ownership.
Milestone Classics are delighted to market this exceptional MGB that was the subject of a painstaking Heritage re-shell and mechanical restoration 20 years ago. The ‘B’ still presents extremely well today and is a real testament to the skill & knowledge of the restoration company (A J Restorations) and the deep pockets of the then owner.
First registered in 1971 the car was bought for restoration in 1996 and although lots of work was completed the project was aborted in 1997 (a wise decision) and a Heritage bodyshell purchased. New panels were used throughout the re-shell exercise and all mechanical components inspected, overhauled and replaced as required. The interior was treated to new leather seats, new dashboard, carpets, and hood.
Additional work since 1999 includes:
· Unleaded cylinder head
· Steel wheels replaced with wires
· Prop shaft
· Parabolic rear springs with GAZ adjustable rear dampers
· Lumenition/Megnetronic ignition and coil
· Moto-Lita steering wheel, boss & horn push
· Louder indicator repeater
· Regularly serviced/always MOT’ed
Today the ‘B’ looks, drives. sounds superb and comes with an extensive history file containing invoices, MOT’s, pictures of the car etc. etc.
This roadster really does tick all the boxes and is marketed at significantly less than a similar restoration would cost today. Ready to drive anywhere this stunning car will provide years of pleasure and many happy memories for the lucky new owners.
MG RV8 GT – Five Year Build/Ultimate MG GT
Rover re-entered the sports roadster market with the RV8 in 1992. The 3.9 litre V8 delivered 185BHP to the rear wheels through a five speed gearbox giving impressive performance – 0 to 60mph in under six seconds and a top speed of around 135mph.
Although not manufactured by Rover the RV8 GT is an option that would have produce one of the ultimate GT packages – an utterly stunning combination of pace and grace. Maidstone Classic Sportscars have hand built around four RV8 GT’s and it was this that inspired our example.
The car started life in 1976 as a 1800cc MGB GT and was purchased by the last owner in 1987. She was used for around 10 years but with a growing family the car was put into the back of the garage under a cover. Sometime later the owners’ husband, a time served engineer, decided that he wanted to create the car that he had always wanted but could not buy - an RV8 GT. The result is a testament to his knowledge, skill, deep pockets, and commitment to his dream.
· Rover Heritage GT body shell from MGB Hive
· RV8 Body Kit from John Hills
· Engine – Rebuilt fast road spec (Rimmers/Real Steel/Automotive Services)
· Gearbox – 5 speed
· Carburettor – Holly (he did not want injection)
· Wiring Loom – Vehicle Wiring Products
· Compomotive Alloys – Clive Wheetley
· Bespoke Leather Interior/Walnut Dash - PJM
· Instruments - Greengauges
· RV8 Telescopic suspension & brakes
· All components refurbished/replaced as required.
There is a huge history file with hundreds of invoices, photographs, MOT’s and documentation back to the early 1980’s
On the road the car is a revelation with superb performance/handling, modern bespoke leather/wood interior with electric windows etc. and an utterly addictive V8 soundtrack to match.
This is certainly the car that Rover should have built. The cost of parts exceeds £20k based on 2002 prices and we estimate that to build this car today would require a budget in excess of £40k.
Triumph 2000TC Mk2 (Auto) – Stunning Original Car
The Michelotti styled 2000 Mk2 introduced in October 1969 was the last big Triumph saloon produced by the Coventry factory. The car had improved performance/better handling than its Mk1 predecessor, was well received by the public and quickly became the pursuit car of choice for many UK police forces.
Milestone Classics are delighted to offer to market one of the most original Triumph 2000’s that you will find on the market today.
The cars history indicates just six previous owners and she has clearly been cherished. The history folder contains the original Triumph ‘Passport to Service’ with 15 service stamps - supplying dealership Doves and Cheam Motors - from new (1976) to March 1992 when the mileage was 44,194 miles. The current indicated mileage is 65,000 miles.
On the road the Triumph does not disappoint. The car drives perfectly with a willing engine and smooth automatic gearbox that kicks down quickly and holds gears when more spirited driving is required. Structurally the Triumph is remarkable with no corrosion and the White paint is outstanding with a deep lustre and particularly good chrome that sets the car off perfectly.
The upholstery, door cards/capping, carpets and roof lining are all original and in particularly good condition - stepping into the car is like going back in time.
The history folder contains the Triumph Passport to Service, Drivers Handbook, a bill of sale from 2008, old MOT’s and a variety of invoices, literature etc.
The 2000 is well able to cope with modern road speeds – the straight six soundtrack is intoxication - and is the perfect choice for the classic enthusiast looking for a car to enjoy for holiday road trips to France or simply to use and enjoy for local trips to the pub with friends and family
Triumph TR6 (CR) – Restored & Matching Numbers
The TR6 was introduced in January 1969 using similar chassis and running gear to the TR5/TR250 but with a restyled body by Karmann. The “Kamm Tail” square body lines and wider wheels made the new car look aggressive and very purposeful while driving could be an “on the edge” experience. Today the TR6 arguably represents the final incarnation of the classic British sportscar and provides one of the most engaging driving experiences you could wish for.
At Milestones Classics we drive thousands of miles looking for excellent cars that can be used and enjoyed – this TR6 fits that description perfectly.
This matching number home market TR6 was originally supplied to Chichester Automobiles Limited (West Sussex) on 5th June 1974. The car is still finished in the original combination of Mimosa Yellow with Chestnut Brown (Ambla) upholstery and has been owned and cherished by the last keeper for nearly 25 years.
Shortly after purchase the car was entrusted to Marque specialist TR Enterprises for a ‘no expense’ spared restoration that also included a number of desirable upgrades.
· Fast-road engine – 170bhp unleaded engine
· Rebuilt gearbox.
· Rebuilt differential.
· Oil cooler
· Stainless steel sports manifold and exhaust
· High torque/uprated starter
· Electric cooling fan
· Rebuilt Bosch fuel pump.
· Poly-bushed suspension.
· Double duck hood
· Full exterior/engine bay repaint and detailing. The car has outstanding panel fit and retains the factory rubber gasket between the rear wing/rear deck so often lost during restoration.
· Interior - new trim panels/dash pad/wool carpets/inertia seat belts
I drove the TR6 over 200 miles back from Derbyshire and she did not miss a beat all the way – superb driving example with intoxication soundtrack.
There is a large history file containing heritage certificate, information/invoices detailing the restoration, tax discs etc.
Without question this is one of the best sorted best driving TR6’s on the market today.
Mecedes 124 (E200T) Estate: Outstanding/7 Seats
The W124 is widely acknowledged as one of the last “proper” Mercedes Benz before the management accountants took over the company and quality was sacrificed. The Estate versions are legendary, offering a great combination for the driver looking for a truly practical classic that will do absolutely everything in an understated package.
At Milestones we are always looking out for high quality emerging Mercedes or BMW classics that offer stylish motoring and can be used/enjoyed with confidence.
Our Ruby Metallic (Code 572U) with Leather Beige (Code 265) example was purchased new in February 1996 and used by the first owner as his personal car until he retired from driving and his beloved Merc was stored under a cover in his garage. The W124 was always cared for by the local garage who MOT’ed and serviced the car every year and undertook any maintenance work as required.
The Estate was purchased from the family in 2020 by a local enthusiast who re-commissioned the car with a full 36,000-mile service including new viscous fan and all fluids changed. The W124 was sold on to a second Mercedes enthusiast earlier this year who immediately sent the car to Class Cars (Sandwich) for a suspension, steering, brakes overhaul at a cost in excess of £1,600 and has only been sold because of a change of plans – he wants to focus his collection on British marques.
Today the car is one of the nicest W124’s you could wish to find having always been owned by enthusiastic private owners and has an indicated mileage of 97,000-miles. I drove the car back from Kent and it was an absolute joy with everything working as you would expect – these older Mercedes really are quality vehicles.
The Ruby metallic paint work/leather interior are outstanding and a stunning combination that really suits the car. The rear load area benefits from a Mercedes cover and the extremely useful rear bump seat conversion making for a seven-seat option. The car comes with a full book pack (except for the service book which was left at the garage some years ago) and invoices for recent work.
Milestones are delighted to offer this carefully maintained/low ownership E200T. The car is perfect for the car enthusiast seeking a practical, understated, quality car that is equally at home around town or taking the family to Scotland for their annual holiday.
Viewing is strongly recommended – you will not be disappointed