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Rover P6 2000SC Manual: Full History P/Ex Bargain

Launched at the 1963 Earls Court Motor Show, the P6 was aimed at the young executive who wanted modern, sporting, high quality transport. Winner of the European Car of the Year Award 1964, it had an advanced design that included a De Dion tube rear suspension, disc brakes all round and an alloy bonnet and boot lid.

 

At Milestone Classics we have a soft spot for the P6 - Jamie owned an identical 2000SC in City Grey with Toledo Red leather back in the day – and this lovely old girl has come to us in part-exchange against another classic.

 

Our 1965 example is a 3-owner car from new with a warranted mileage of just 61k miles – the previous keeper owned the P6 from November 1966 until February 2022.   The Rover has a partial service history up until October 1979 when she was taken off the road for restoration work that was completed in April 1990.  Mechanically the car was brought up to 1972 specification with a donor 2000SC that had just 39,270 miles on the odometer.

 

After the restoration, the P6 was featured in ‘Your Classics’ magazine in 1991 and again in 'Practical Classics' in January 2013 (both magazines are in the history file and are a great read).  She has also been exhibited at the NEC on several occasions and at many Rover Club events.

 

The car comes with a substantial history – it is one of the biggest we have ever seen - including a log of every journey made by the previous owner, original logbook, lots and lots of invoices, pictures, club/show plaques and numerous letters including from when she was used for a Royal visit to the Scilly Isles.  I estimate it will take the new owner two weeks to sort everything and start to really understand the car's story.

 

Today the P6 looks sharp – the grey & red is a stunning combination - and drives very well.  There is some micro blistering in the paint and the new owner might look to improve the interior.   This is reflected in the price.

 

This lovely lady could be used as an everyday car or you could look to improve and bring her back to show standard - my personal option.     Viewing is highly recommended.

PRICE: RESERVED 

Midget Mk IV: Chrome Bumper Conversion/Recent Engine

The MG Midget is a lightweight sports car produced by MG from 1961 to 1979. 

 

The car lent heavily on the reputation of the earlier J, D, M & T Types produced by Abingdon around WW2 and was the perfect entry level sports car for a new generation of appreciative young drivers who wanted affordable performance.

 

By the mid-1970’s British Leyland had to meet US federal regulations and the new Mk IV Midget was given large black plastic-covered bumpers, an anti-roll bar, 1500cc engine from the Spitfire and an upgraded gearbox.  The cocktail of more engine torque and taller gear ratios resulted in faster acceleration (0 to 60 in 12 seconds) and a top speed of over 100mph.  The best of all the Midgets.

 

In March 1980 Ian Whitfield went to Wheatley’s (Darlington) and traded his existing Midget for a 1980 Pageant Blue example for the princely sum of £3,134.   Production ceased on 7th December 1979 so this would have been one of the last Midgets registered by Wheatley’s.

 

Fast forward to August 2018 and Peter Stovell, a resident of West Sussex, was looking for a Midget as a retirement toy for him and his wife to enjoy and found “Madge” in the local classifieds - it was love at first sight.

 

Over the next five years Peter lavished care and cash on Madge including:

·       Ivor Searle Replacement (Balanced) Engine

·       Clutch Kit

·       Ignition Kit (Ballast Coil/Condenser/Plugs/Leads/Points/Rotor Arm/Cap)

·       Carburettors Serviced (Jets/Seals/Floats etc) & Fuel Pump

·       Fuel Tank

·       Brake Overhaul – Front Discs & Green Stuff Pads

·       Replacement Front Seats, Trim Panels, Door Capping’s & Carpet Set

·       Replacement Hood, Tonneau & Wind Stop

·       Replacement Wheels & Tyres

  

Today the car drives as good as she looks thanks to Peter's dedication.  She has been used extensively for local MG Owners Club events, various road trips and has provided huge enjoyment & many happy memories. 

 

There is a nice history file going back to 2010 containing invoices, MOT’s, old V5’s, a copy of the original Bill of Sale and a message from the first owner.

 

Ready for buzzing down country lanes, weekends aways, classic car shows or simply a run out to the pub on a sunny evening Madge is a classic to polish, use and, most of all, enjoy. 

PRICE:£5995

VDP 1300 (Auto): 2 Owners/34k Miles/Stunning

 

The ADO16 was designed by Alec Issigonis who, following the success of the mini, was looking to design a larger, slightly more sophisticated car. The 1100/1300 was a great success and ‘badge engineering’ meant that there were offerings with Morris, Austin, Wolseley, Riley, Vanden Plas and MG radiator grills.

 

The car that caught the imagination was the Vanden Plas – a top of the range leather and wood creation with twin carbs, uprated engine and that touch of class that filled a slot in the small car luxury market that nobody knew existed.

 

Milestone Classics have a soft spot for the VDP 1300 – Jamie has owned his for 12 years and knows every knock, cranny and rust-trap that lurks deep in these cars.

 

Finished in ‘Wild Moss Green’ with ‘Olive’ leather interior our 1972 Princess has had just 2 owners from new and is without question one of best and most original examples of the marquee that you could wish to own. 

 

Mechanically the Princess is outstanding and drives as good as she looks with a low mileage (matching numbers) engine, smooth changes/kick-down from the automatic gearbox and all instruments, gauges, switches etc. function without fault.

 

The interior is like stepping back in time.  The leather seats show minimal wear, the veneered dash/door tops are lovely and the car retains her original Wilton carpet & wool headlining – she looks right/smells right/drives right.

 

The large history file contains original Passport to Service, Radiomobile operating instructions, Vanden Plas Service Statement (I have never seen this), old V5’s and invoices/MOT’s back to 1979. 

 

Unmolested classics of this quality rarely come to market - they simply move between owners via the car club grapevine.

 

Ready to use and enjoy, we expect this outstanding VDP to find a discerning new custodian very quickly.  

 

You will not be disappointed.

PRICE: SOLD SIMILAR CARS REQUIRED

Daimler 250 V8 – 45k Miles/Power Steering/Superb

 

Launched in 1962 the Daimler 250 V8 was the first Jaguar designed car to carry the Daimler name. The car was essentially a re-badged Jaguar Mk 2 fitted with Edward Turner's lightweight 2.5 litre V8 that had proved so successful in the Daimler SP250 (Dart).

 

The car was an instant success mixing Daimler V8 performance and comfort with the classic William Lyons Mk2 styling.

 

We sold this remarkable Daimler V8 earlier this year to a regular customer who appreciates the quality of our stock and has only been part-exchanged to make space for two new Milestone Classics cars.

 

Our Daimler was retained until 2000 by the first owner when it was gifted to his close friend and next-door neighbour due to poor health.  The car was sold in 2016 by the highly respected Hurst Park Automobiles.

 

The ‘250’ has always been meticulously maintained regardless of cost.  The history file contains an excellent service record indicating thousands of pounds of expenditure and importantly all MOTs since 1968 allowing us to warrant the mileage at just 46,000.

 

The Opalescent Golden Sand presents extremely well complementing the original red leather interior and aftermarket chrome wire wheels – a truly stunning combination.

 

The Daimler is rust free with no evidence of welding or repairs. The engine fires up instantly with a V8 growl, the automatic gearbox changes seamlessly and the power steering (an aftermarket addition originally fitted for the owner’s wife) make the car an absolute pleasure to drive.

 

For many years these cars have been undervalued but are now recognised to be in many respects superior to their Mk2 Jaguar cousin – a 1960 gentlemen’s express ideal for road trips across France, a run down to the Goodwood or simply lunch at the local pub with friends.

 

Cars of this quality and providence rarely come to market and we urge early viewing in order to avoid disappointment.

RESERVED SIMILAR VEHICLES REQUIRED

Wolseley Six (Landcrab): Manual Box/Power Steering

The ADO17 was the model code name used by BMC for a range of large family cars manufactured between 1964 and 1975.  The car was originally sold as the Austin 1800, but Morris and Wolseley models followed, later designated as the Austin/Morris 2200 and the upmarket Wolseley Six. 

 

The ADO17 was voted European Car of the Year for 1965 and the contemporary Wolseley sales brochure does not hold back.  British Leyland marketing (never shy) advises that the Wolseley’s elegance comes from “having the right background” & “keeping good company” while the fast life “begins with the Wolseley Six”.  Happy days indeed.

 

Our example was sold new by Saville Motors, Stratford Road Solihull to Mr V L R Dugdale of Camberley, Surrey on 17th August 1973 and the ‘6’ had factory power steering and an automatic gearbox - later replaced with a manual box and gaining a glass sunroof.

 

At Milestone Classics we do like finding classic cars that can be used & enjoyed immediately and our Wolseley Six is one of the straightest cars that you could wish to find.  The car was parked up in 1994 by the then owner and purchased in November 2018 in an executor’s sale after 24 years under a dust cover.  

 

The new owner lavished around £9,000 recommissioning the Wolseley and respraying the car in original Demask Red.  The body is very sound with good panel fit and the Red Velour interior is super comfortable and very British Leyland.

 

On the road the 6-cylinder engine does not disappoint, is remarkably capable and a real pleasure to drive comfortably coping with modern road conditions.

 

With just six owners in fifty years the history file contains old MOTs back to 1978, invoices, V5’s etc and an original Sales Brochure.

 

The Wolseley Six is one of the rarest BMC models from this era of motoring delivering a level of luxury and performance superior to other BMC offerings of the period.   

 

Ready to use and enjoy this is a perfect entry level classic and we expect her to find an appreciative new home very quickly. 

RESERVED

MG Midget MkIII – Restored/Recent Engine Rebuild

The MG Midget Mk III was introduced in 1966.  Improved performance (the A-series engine capacity was increased to 1275cc) and refined interior (including a folding hood mechanism) made the model the perfect entry level sports car for a new generation of appreciative young drivers who wanted affordable performance

 

Milestone Classics are delighted to market one of the prettiest MG Midgets that you could wish to find.  Manufactured in 1967 (Mk III) and finished in the classic combination of Olde English White with black/white piped Interior and wire wheels/chrome bumpers/chrome side-trims.  

 

The Midget was restored 10 years ago by the previous long-term owner at Island Classics Restorations (Isle of Wight) and still presents very nicely today, the true test of any restoration.

 

Summary:

 

Restoration - Costing over £8k with supporting photos/invoices (2014)

·       Floor Pans

·       Centre Cross Member

·       Toe Boards

·       ‘A’ Post

·       Boot Floor

·       Wiring Loom (cloth)

·       Mechanical Components - Checked/replaced as required

·       Coil/Distributor/Condenser/Leads/Rotor (2015)

·       Clutch Master/Slave Cylinders (2019)

·       Inertia Seat Belts (2020)

·       Brakes/Dynamo (2020)

·       Rev Counter Overhauled (2020)

·       Engine Check/Rebuild - Timing Chain/Cam Followers/Pushrods etc. (2023)

 

Today the car drives as good as she looks thanks to the recent engine work.

 

There is a nice history file going back to the mid-1990's containing lots of invoices, MOT’s, old V5’s. details (including some pictures) of the 2014 restoration - the Midget has clearly been cherished by the previous owners.

 

The interior of the MG is lovely with excellent seats, refurbished dashboard, carpets, and hood which has the benefit of the fold-down frame - so very easy to use.

  

Ready to use and enjoy, she is perfect for road trips, weekends aways, classic car shows or simply a run out to the pub on a sunny evening for a quiet drink.

 

We expect her to find an appreciative new home very quickly

PRICE: SOLD SIMILAR VEHICLES REQUIRED

Caterham 7 Sprint – Anniversary Edition (6/60)

In 1973 Lotus decided to shed its kit car image and sold the rights to the ‘7’ to its only remaining agents in England, Caterham Cars.  Initially they used the remaining Lotus S4 kits but by 1974 these had been exhausted and they reverted to their own version of the S3.  The S3’s, in a number of guises, were quickly acknowledged as a truly outstanding car for both fast road/track use and today attract a loyal following, have their own competitive race series and an extremely active club.

 

Milestones are delighted to offer the opportunity to purchase one of the 60 Limited Edition Caterham Seven Sprint cars manufactured to celebrate 60 years of the Lotus 7 in 2017.  The cars were launched at the Goodwood Revival in September 2016 and all 60 were sold out in 7 days – Jamie and I spent time visiting the stand over that weekend and there was a real “buzz” around the car generated by the evocative appearance & soundtrack – it sounds remarkably 1960’s.

 

Caterham ensured that these Sprints captured the spirit of the early originals with powdered-coated grey chassis (like the Series 2), skinny wheels with chrome hub caps and suspension/rollover bar taken straight out of Colin Chapman's original sketchbook. 

 

Bodywork features original ‘clamshell’ flared front arches and is fully painted in period Camberwick Green.  The red, hand stitched Muirhead Scottish leather interior is stunning with Smiths instruments and a bespoke Moto-Lita steering wheel with engraved centre boss complete the interior.

 

Power comes from the peppy three-cylinder Turbo Suzuki engine producing 80bhp coupled to a five-speed short-shift gearbox – she makes all the right noises and delivers an utterly engaging driving experience.

 

The Sprint comes with a nice history file confirming 2 owners, annual servicing (factory inspection + 4 stamps) and just over 2,500 miles from new.  There are a variety of invoices. old MOT’s, leather key pouch/fobs, original literature etc.

 

This really is an opportunity to own a slice of automotive art that will only go up in value while delivering an utterly intoxicating driving experience.  Has to be seen and driven to be appreciate.

PRICE: £24995

 

 

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