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Honda N600 Touring – Restored/Rare Early Honda Car
The Honda N600 was developed in the late 1960’s by Honda alongside the smaller N360 ‘Kei Car’ to target export markets in Europe and USA where higher top road speeds were expected & Alec Issigonis radical Mini design was dominating small car sales.
Contemporary road tests reported a top speed in excess of 77mph from the 600cc twin cylinder engine with easy parking/light controls and a high level of interior trim. The N600 was one of the first Honda models imported into the UK and the rest, as they say, is history.
At Milestones we always enjoy buying top quality cars and we could not resist the charms of this super rare early Honda N600 Touring that featured in Practical Classics magazine nearly 10 years ago as a reader’s restoration and still looks super sharp today.
The car was restored by Gavin Peake – a young man looking for his first car and something a little different to a Mini or an Imp. Bought locally, the N600 was stripped down completely, paint removed, all corrosion cut out/new metal let in and parts sourced as required (many are shared with the Honda S800). The interior was in good condition (only carpets and door cars replaced) and the car was resprayed in her original Honda Tawny Yellow. The result is a real credit to Gavin and has stood the test of time extremely well with good panel fit/paint and only the odd blemish commensurate with light use.
On the road the Honda offers a twin cylinder (600cc) soundtrack that any motorcyclist will recognise instantly and a very easy driving experience that can keep up with modern traffic.
The history file includes the original owner’s manual, contemporary sales literature, Practical Classics magazine where the car is featured, old MOT’s etc.
Early Honda’s are a rare sight on UK roads and the N600 offers a real alternative to the ubiquitous Mini – when did you last see one? We recommend early viewing to fully appreciate the charms of this lovable classic.
Ford Escort Mk IV: 20k mls/3 Owners/Utterly Original
Code named “Erica” the third generation Escort was launched in September 1980. With front wheel drive, hatchback body, independent suspension and new CVH engine the car was an immediate success and was voted European Car of the Year in 1981.
The Mk IV was introduced in March 1986. With only minor changes the new model was in reality more a ‘facelift’ of the Mk III but sales remained strong in the face of strong competition.
In 1990 Mr Kenneth Barnett bought his new Ford Escort 1.4 GL finished in Diamond White for the sum of £9,037.05 from Solomons, the Ford Main Dealer in Camberley. The Escort was his pride and joy and only used for local trips to the shop (once a week) or down to the seafront near to his house in Christchurch.
When Kenneth stopped driving the car passed to a local gentleman and was then purchased at Beaulieu by an engineer/garage owner who has retained the Escort in his heated & dehumidified storage as part of a private collection. Milestones sold the car to a regular customer earlier this year and were delighted to have the Escort back in part-exchange.
Milestones have an enviable reputation for marketing outstanding original vehicles and our Mk IV Escort has covered a warranted 22,000 miles from new and is arguably the best and most original currently on the market.
On the road the car drives superbly, the bodywork & paint is all original and the interior is unmarked – the Escort looks, smells & drives like a one-year-old car. The huge history folder includes a full book pack, original Bill of Sale, Service Book with 20 service stamps and masses of invoices – the car was presented annually to the local Ford garage.
The Escort has recently been serviced, had a fluid change and gone through an MOT with no advisories. The work was the replacement of the original exhaust system and silencer (with a factory part) as the original had a minor leak.
We do not believe that there is a better or more usable Mk IV Escort on the market today. A must have for any serious Ford collector to be used, displayed and enjoyed at old Ford meetings and Classic Car Shows to win prizes.
This is a unique opportunity that should not be missed.
Morris 1000 Factory Convertible – £22k Expenditure
The Morris 1000 debuted at the 1948 Earls Court motor show. It quickly became an iconic vehicle that was exported all over the world with over 1.3million being manufactured before production ceased in 1972.
Originally manufactured on 11th July 1958 at the Morris Works (Cowley) this car was originally designated as a right-hand drive export model. There is no factory record of where the car was exported to but the Morris was registered in London under the Home Delivery Export Scheme and returned to the UK in June 1978.
The Morris was liberated from long-term storage in 2014 and the new owner dispatched the car (now called Bumble) to the highly respected Tim Lang Classics Ltd for a full restoration that cost in excess of £19,000 – the quality of the work speaks for itself.
Tim’s brief was to retain all original features including banjo steering wheel, semaphore indicators, “clapping hands” windscreen wipers etc. while replacing any items as required in order to ensure the car was safe/a pleasure to use. Seven years on the Morris still presents extremely well – the test of any restoration – and is a real credit to the skill of the restorer & commitment to perfection of the owner.
Summary of Work:
· Body panels replaced as required
· Replacement seats, door cards, carpets
· New hood
· Engine rebuilt to 948cc unleaded specification
· Front disc brakes with servo assistance
· Electronic ignition
· Flashing indicators fitted (in addition to semaphores)
More recently Bumble has been fitted with a remanufactured 1100cc Ivor Searle engine (still to be run-in) to cope more easily with modern road conditions + clutch & starter motor at a cost in excess of £3000.
Cars of this standard rarely come to market. Ready to be used and enjoyed, we recommend early viewing to fully appreciate this lovely example.
Ford Escort XR3i (EFI) – 3 Owners & 32k Miles
The Ford Escort was manufactured from 1968 to 2004 in six different model derivatives, the fourth version was launched in March 1986. Optional new features included a mechanical anti‐lock braking system (standard on RS Turbo models), a fuel computer on fuel-injected models, and a heated windscreen. In addition, the Mk IV benefitted from a new interior, a revised CVH engine and suspension tweaks to improve ride/roadholding. The EFI was introduced in the last year of production.
Presented in Radiant Red with Shadow cloth trim, this iconic XR3i has had just three owners from new. The car is standard with all original factory panels and the original Customer Assurance Certificate is in the history file. Originally supplied to Sandcliffe Garage of Nottingham, the car was sold on 23rd June 1990 to a Mr Cottingham in Ilkeston, Derby.
The previous owner purchased the car from Mr Cottingham in 1992 with just 9,550 miles on the clock. He used the car until in 1998, when it was taken off the road and placed into professional storage with the mileage at 30,724. Milestones sold the XR3i in 2018 to the third owner who has loved owning the car and is regretfully selling due to health reasons.
This car is accompanied by the radio code and key codes in the original book pack, a fully stamped service booklet up until the car was taken off the road, previous MoT test certificates and invoices. Recently the car has been the subject of a Corgi 1/43 model which we understand will be marketed shortly.
This low mileage/ownership example should prove popular with Ford enthusiasts and viewing is strongly recommended.
Wolseley 1300(Mk 2) Rare Automatic/Utterly Original
The ADO16 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 16) was designed by Alec Issigonis and launched in 1962. Issigonis set out to design a larger and more sophisticated car than the Mini incorporating more advanced features and innovations - the result of his work won acclaim from all quarters and sold strongly both at home & overseas.
The Mk II launched 1967 (Wolseley - October 1968) was equally popular boasting the larger 1275cc ‘A’ Series engine, high levels of comfort and, of course, the Wolseley grill with illuminated badge.
Milestones are always searching for outstanding cars for classic car enthusiasts to use and enjoy. Finished in Blaze - a rare factory option at the time - stunning original blue interior, lovely wooden dashboard with strip-speedo and an indicated mileage of just 45,000 miles from new.
This Wolseley 1300 is in utterly original condition. The car has never been welded (still has spot welds in the rear arches and seams in sills), under the carpets is original factory paint and the engine bay present extremely well.
On the road the car drives superbly – whisper quiet with lovely light steering and the four speed automatic gearbox operating smoothly. The history file indicates just six owners from new and contains Drivers Handbook, Original Sales Brochure, MOT’s back to 1998.
The Wolseley would make an ideal starter classic or possibly a light car for someone looking to downsize to a classic with automatic transmission.
We recommend early viewing to fully appreciate this remarkable car.
Singer Vogue (Auto) – 28,000mls/Lovely Example
The first-generation Singer Vogue (Series I/II/III/IV) models were produced between 1961 to 1966 and were a ‘badged engineered’ version of the Hillman Super Minx. The main differences being a marginally more powerful engine, a higher level of trim including the wooden dash/door trims and quadruple headlamps.
Always slightly larger than the Singer Gazelle the model was popular with the professional family looking for slightly more space, grace, and performance from their Rootes car and today the Vogue offers and excellent way into classic car ownership.
Milestones are always looking for above average classic saloons and this late Series IV is a lovely example that has never seen a welding torch and ticked all the boxes for us. Finished in the rare colour of Coffee Brown with contrasting green upholstery and matching carpets the Vogue looks very sharp with a lovely paint finish, nice chrome, and exceptional interior – nice Rootes Group cars from this period always present well.
On the road the car does not disappoint. The Vogue drives extremely well with absolutely no issues – engine, auto box, brakes etc. are all very good and cope well with modern road conditions.
The history folder includes MOT’s back to 1997, invoices, Owners Handbook, old tax discs etc.
Ready to use and easy to drive the Vogue will provide lots of pleasure and happy memories to the new keeper. We recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this exceptional classic.
MGB Roadster – Restoration by Retired Engineer
The MGB was launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA and remained in manufacture until 22 October 1980. In the second half of 1974 the car was redesigned in order to meet USA crash/headlight regulations and the ‘rubber bumper’ cars went into production. Today these later cars, converted to chrome-bumper specification represent an excellent entry level classic car offering all the aesthetics of the earlier cars for a fraction of the cost.
Milestone Classics are delighted to market one of the straightest MGB Roadsters that you could wish to find. The car was originally exported to America in 1978 and was brought back to the UK in 1992 by Beech Hill Garage, converted to RHD and sold to the first UK lady owner for the princely sum of £3,800
While in the UK the car had had just five keepers. The previous owner, a retired automotive engineer (who ran his own garage in Yorkshire for many years) completed a two-year restoration as a retirement project.
Work included (but not limited to):
· New outer and inner (castle rail) sills and floor panels
· New front valance, splash panels and seals
· Lower wing repair sections back/front (x 4)
· Replacement doors
· Full respray in Pageant Blue
· All chassis rails/panels treated with Dinatrol
· Rebuilt engine with unleaded head, new gaskets/seals/timing chain
· Electronic ignition, new leads/cap/rotor
· Carbs rebuilt
· New Water pump, alternator & fan belt
· Rainless steel exhaust
· New rear springs/U-Bolts, front polly-bushed (chrome bumper height)
· Front/Rear brakes rebuilt. Discs/shoes/pads/wheel cylinders/adjusters
· New Tyres
· New chrome except front bumper and one door handle
· New Radio/CD player with new speakers
· New windscreen (including new seal) and sun visors
· Boot and bonnet seals
· Wiper arms/blades
· Replacement hood frame and hood cover
· Wooden Dashboard
The ‘B’ was purchased/sold by Milestones around two years ago and we were delighted to buy her back when the owner offered her to us.
On the road the car does not disappoint – she is an absolute pleasure to drive and offers a very affordable entry to classic roadster ownership.
Triumph 2000 – Manual/Overdrive/Power Steering
The Triumph 2000, designed by the Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti was introduced at the 1963 London Motor Show. The Triumph defined a new sector of the market – a sports saloon for the aspiring family man in an affordable and modern package.
Milestones are delighted to offer to our discerning customers this prize winning early Mk2 saloon in the stunning combination of Valencia blue bodywork/oatmeal interior.
The large history folder indicates that our Triumph was built on 16th February 1970 and despatched to J. R. J. Mansbridge Ltd of Lincoln. The Triumph was purchased by a local engineering company and used as a chauffeur driven car for senior staff. On his retirement in 1980 the chauffeur was given the car and he used her privately for several years.
The next owner, a retired engineer, purchased the car in 1990 and completely stripped, replaced & refurbished just about every part on his Triumph to concours standard – the cups are still with the car (Best Mk2 @ the Register National Day in 2017).
The Triumph was purchased by her next owner (Editor of “SIX appeal” Triumph 2000/2500/2,5 Register) and he meticulously maintained the car (including an article in the Club Magazine in June 2020) until purchased by Milestone Classics in late 2020. The last owner is only selling his Triumph as he is moving to Spain, and we were delighted when he asked us to market the car on his behalf.
The Triumph has real presence and is a credit to the previous owners – the pictures speak for themselves. We particularly like the way the 1990 restoration has stood the test of time - a real testament to the skill, knowledge, & quality of the work and today has a lovely patina that comes with use, time, and love.
On the road the car drives extremely well with excellent brakes, super smooth straight six engine, overdrive gearbox and power steering making the Triumph very capable of handling modern day traffic conditions and an absolute pleasure to drive
At Milestones we love the Triumph straight six engine and the 2000 saloons are an ideal choice for someone looking for a slightly larger family car with sporting pretensions that will provide an entertaining drive be it out to the local pub or a road trip across France.
Spitfire 4 Mk 2 – Body Off Restoration/Stunning
The Triumph Spitfire was introduced at the London Motor Show of 1962. The stylish body was designed by Giovanni Michelotti and the running gear was based on the Herald. Although more expensive than the Midget/Sprite the design, linked to good performance, proved extraordinarily successful and the Mk2 followed in March 1965. This is the rarest of all Spitfires with only 34,000 manufactured during a two-year production run and today good examples are rare and highly prized.
At Milestone Classics we travel thousands of miles seeking out exceptional cars for our discerning customers and were delighted when we uncovered this exceptional Mk2 Spitfire that had had just two owners in the last 40 years.
Purchased in 1993 by an engineer as a “minor refurbishment & enjoy for the summer” the project finally resulted in a three-year full body-off restoration exercise. All corrosion was removed, new (stanpart) panels fitted as necessary, engine rebuilt, car rewired for safety. all components inspected / refurbished / replaced as necessary, and interior given a full makeover.
On the road the car drives as good as it looks with good acceleration through the gears and just the right sound from the exhaust. I really like the original instrumentation in the central binnacle where the speedo was reset to ‘zero’ once the project was completed and just over 4,000 miles have now been completed.
Colour was a personal choice. The final decision by the lady of the house was a dark British Racing Green as the couple lived nearby to the BRM factory - it really does set the car off perfectly. Today the bodywork is stunning, and the interior looks like a two year old car.
These early Spitfires have a genuine charm and simplicity that was lost in the later models. Ready for new adventures the Spit really does need to be viewed and driven to fully appreciate the craftsmanship employed during the restoration.
Vitesse 2 Litre Convertible: Restored/Overdrive
The Triumph Herald was launched in 1959 and, like the Spitfire, was designed by Giovanni Michelotti. The Vitesse, introduced in May 1962, was an immediate success providing sports car performance (it was faster than the Sunbeam Alpine) with four seats.
In September 1966 Triumph upgraded the engine to 1998 cc, in line with the new Triumph GT6 coupé, and relaunched the car as the Vitesse 2-Litre with a top speed in excess of 100mph, stronger clutch, larger front discs and improved interior.
Milestones are delighted to offer for sale a beautifully presented Triumph Vitesse Mk2 factory convertible (correct CV chassis number) in my personal favourite colour combination of Valencia Blue with Oatmeal interior and benefits from the very desirable overdrive gearbox.
The car was the subject of a comprehensive ‘body-off’ restoration in 1999 and is still in very good condition today – the real test of any restoration. The huge history file contains photographs of the restoration along with invoices and MOT’s back to 1986, original Drivers Handbook, Sales Brochure featuring a similar car, old V5’s etc.
On the road the car does not disappoint with superb straight six soundtrack, brisk performance, and the overdriven gearbox really makes the car a pleasure to drive. The previous owner fitted Minilite Style Alloy Wheels, original steering wheel (with hand stitch leather rim as he did not like the hand-grip available from original) and comes with Tonneau Cover and Hood Storage Cover in the boot
This Triumph has just come out of a private collection and the super fastidious owner only sold his Vitesse to make way for another Milestones classic.
Ready to be used and enjoyed by a new custodian the car will provide lots of fun and happy memories for the lucky new custodians.
BMW (E46) 325ti (Compact) – Manual, 3 Owners. 84k miles
The BMW E46 was the fourth generation of the BMW 3 Series range of compact executive cars and was produced from 1997 to 2006. The shorter three-door hatchback was marketed as the compact. With distinctive headlights & taillights, quick-rack steering, improved suspension, near 50/50 weight distribution and rear-wheel drive the rare manual specification cars are highly regarded and, in original specification, hard to find.
At Milestones we like to keep one or two sensibly priced modern classics in stock that our discerning customers can purchase to use either as a daily runner that is a little bit different or simply tucked her away as a high-day-and-holiday car to use and enjoy when the weather is dry.
Our BMW E46 has resided in West Sussex most of her life and has been known to Jamie for many years. Purchased by the last keeper in 2010 the car has covered just under 3,000 miles in the last 11 years, never seen rain and has always garaged. The elderly owner simply loved her.
· 5 Speed Manual
· Central Locking
· Climate Control
· Cruise Control
· Electric Windows
· Trip Computer
· Electric Mirrors
· Parking Sensors
The service book has seven stamps and last year the car received front suspension bushes, replacement fuel pump and two new tyres. On the road she drives without fault, is utterly engaging and be warned, you will find the straight six soundtrack utterly addictive!
The interior of the BMW is excellent (no sunroof and air-con) with excellent driving position, good passenger comfort and surprisingly large rear load area.
The bodywork is outstanding with excellent panel fit complemented by the Artic Silver Metallic paint (code 309) which retains a deep shine with absolutely no sign of corrosion.
In summary, the E46 BMW has an outstanding rear-wheel drive chassis and with the 325i engine married to manual transmission is a real driver’s car - original examples with this specification will only go up in value.
MG TF 135 – FSH/Low Mileage/Matching Numbers
The MGF was designed as a modern, affordable open sports car built on MG traditions and was launched in 1995 with the much-improved TF being marketed from 2002. Although up against the MX5 sales were very strong but the car was blighted by a range of issues - now all resolved with retro-engineered solutions - and today represents a superb entry level classic.
At Milestone Classics we like to market one or two emerging & affordable classic cars for our discerning customers and this TF 135 ticks both boxes.
Registered 2005, 6 owners and just 43,000 miles
Matching Numbers with full documented service history
Starlight Silver, new mohair hood & black leather interior
Head gasket, cam/alternator belts & water pump replaced 2015
S/S coolant pipes 2016
MGOC full service & new brakes 2019 (£1,800)
MG Garage (East Sussex) full service July 2021 (£900)
Large history file including handbooks, MOT’s, invoices, pictures etc.
Previous owners have cosseted this lovely TF using her for classic shows and club tours including Scottish Highlands (NC 500), Brittany/Normandy and Alpine Tour including Stelvio, Gothard, Nauders & Furka Passes.
Without question the TF 135 is a true “Abingdon” MG with engaging (mid-engine) performance and excellent road manners - it is one of best kept secrets of the classic car world.
We have sold this car twice before and are delighted to have her back to market again. Today this MG looks superb and is ready to drive anywhere. We recommend early viewing and a test drive to fully appreciate this stunning classic.
MG Magnette ZA – Matching Numbers/Very Original
The ZA Magnette was penned by Gerald Palmer (designer of the Jowett Javelin) and introduced at the 1953 London Motor show. Notably the ZA was fitted with the first incarnation of the ‘B’ series engine married to four speed gearbox, twin carbs, and independent front suspension. The traditional leather & wood interior featured beautiful wood-veneer door caps & dashboard with ‘semi-octagonal’ instrumentation.
The Magnette was the sporting saloon of choice for the upwardly mobile family man but corrosion and Banger Racing took a heavy toll and today well cared for examples are difficult to find.
Registered in Buckinghamshire on the 16rh April 1956 our MG Magnette was exported by the first owner, Mr Norman Culley, to East Africa shortly afterwards. Mr Culley returned to the UK with his faithful Magnette in 1963 aboard the ‘Rhodesian Castle’ travelling via Durban.
In 2003 the car, after a period of time in storage, was purchased by a retired doctor who recommissioned the car. In good original condition work at that time included paint, replating the chrome, new fur-flex trim, rubber window seals, suspension components and a general mechanical overhaul.
The previous owner purchased the car in 2011 and used the Magnette regularly on family trips when not on display at the Bentley Motor Museum. Milestones sold the car last year and she has come back to us in part exchange against a Rover P6 (the owner has confidence in the standard we set and we like having our cars back as we know they are good!)
On the road the Magnette is a pleasure to drive with good acceleration and excellent roadholding. The interior presents well with the addition of front and rear seat belts (for the safety of the crew and grandchildren) and the Steel Blue bodywork (my favourite) has just the slight chip commensurate with light usage over the last twenty years.
The history file indicates just seven owners in 65 years and contains the original buff logbook. old V5s, a selection of invoices. MOT’s, tax discs and pictures of the car while on display at Bentley.
The Magnette is an ideal starter classic equally suited to a long-distance road trip or a run out to the local pub for Sunday lunch and we expect her to find a new custodian very quickly.
Rapier Convertible SIIIA – Concours Standard
The Rapier was produced by the Rootes Group of companies between 1955 and 1976. The first generation Audax “Series” cars (with several revisions) were produced between 1955 and 1967. Designed in-house the shape was inspired by the Raymond Loewy design organisation and reflected the trans-Atlantic styling hugely popular in the mid-1950’s.
The Rapier had performance to match the styling with an engine shared with the Sunbeam Alpine sportscar and the convertible is arguably one of the best looking four-seater soft-tops from this era of motoring. The Series IIIA is the ultimate incarnation of the Rapier convertible enjoying more robust mechanical underpinnings with 1950’s styling and good examples rarely come to market.
Last year two (bored} local engineers and serial car restorers wanted to find a worthwhile project to complete during lockdown. In July they were contacted by someone who had discovered a 1961 Rapier that had been in storage since 1978.
Close inspection revealed an exceptionally sound and very original SIIIA Rapier and a deal was done.
· All components removed and car placed on a rollover jig
· Paint removed
· Front wings, slam panel and valance were new (in 1978)
· Minimal repairs to rest of car – remarkably sound
· Suspension – new coil springs and shocks
· Engine stripped/new pistons fitted
· Brake overhaul including new discs/refurb callipers, rear wheel cylinders and NOS master cylinder.
· Wiring loom checked – new rear loom fitted
· Professionally resprayed in Pippin Red (Rootes colour)
· Seats had suffered in storage - new interior commissioned
· New carpets (Coverdale)
· Dashboard and instruments refurbished
· Hood frame aligned and NOS hood ordered from America
· Rear window mechanisms overhauled
· Chrome replated/replaced
· 15” whitewall crossply tyres fitted
· MOT’ed and on the road
The car is simply better than new - the Rapier looks, drives. sounds superb and comes with a summary of the restoration including a memory stick containing pictures of the work completed.
This stunning car really does tick all the boxes and we expect her to find an appreciative new keeper very quickly.