Cars For Sale.
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A clip from last year before the clocks went forward, lets look forward to enjoying these cars in the not to distant future
Vauxhall Victor FB, simply outstanding
The FB launched in 1961 reflected the transatlantic styling popular across Europe at the time and over 320,000 were manufactured before production ceased in 1964. The car received a revised engine with optional four speed floor change gearbox and was available as a saloon or factory designed estate car.
The FB was popular with the public but hard work and poor rust protection has resulted in the estate being an incredibly rare sight and good examples are highly prized.
Described as “The best FB estate he had ever seen” by the editor of the Vauxhall Victor Owners Club Milestone Classics are delighted to offer this remarkable car for sale. She is a 1962 model, a Super, but having optional separate front seats and four speed gearbox. The two-tone (Bermuda blue with Moonlight blue roof) is excellent and the rear end design conjures up images of American station wagons of the period. Underneath the Victor is as good as the top – she simply looks like a one year old car.
Stepping into the car is like going back in time. The two-tone “Vynide” interior and deep pile carpets are superb with the original jukebox dashboard making this a truly exception driving experience. The large history file contains invoices/MOT’s from the 1960’s onwards, drivers handbook and details of the restoration conducted in 1996.
At Milestones we always look for exceptional cars to offer to our customers. This is without question the best FB Estate you could hope to find and we expect her to find an appreciative new owner very quickly
1970 VW Beetle – One Beautiful Bug
Whilst Hitler claimed credit for the VW Beetle, the idea certainly came via Ferdinand Porsche in the early 1930s; he may have been enlightened by the Czech Tatra 97 of the time, historians will long argue over its origins. There is no doubt who gave the Beetle a second chance. In a bombed out post-war Germany with little hope and no infrastructure Major Ivan Hirst saw a future and recreated a legend. Hitler had viewed car ownership in other countries and considered the German nation should also enjoy widespread mobility in the form of his ‘people’s car’. He laid the foundation stone for the factory building at Wolfsburg near Hanover in 1938 after Mercedes had produced 33 pre-production examples. The KDF-Wagon or ‘strength through joy car’ failed to see mass production as war interrupted and the new factory supplied Beetle based military vehicles (Kubelwagon) and weapons until overrun by the US Army. Hanover fell under British control and young Major Hirst was given the job of getting the 1-mile long facility up and running again which, he did, and the rest is history.
A brilliant design courtesy of Austrian Erwin Komenda, the body attaches to the chassis with just 18 bolts and its air-cooled engine is renowned for its longevity and frugal nature. Initially an 1100cc unit, this simple power plant increased by 100cc in 1956 then again, a decade later when the 50hp 1300cc came into production. The Type 1 became available in the late sixties although many enthusiasts look to the pre-68 front end as visually most desirable; the previous owner and restorer of this special ‘Bug’ thought so too.
Those earlier features combine perfectly with the US spec bumpers and finished in pale green with all black interior trim this Beetle just screams ‘West Coast’. The fully rebuilt 1300cc twin port engine starts at the mere suggestion of ignition and presents to show winning quality. Beautifully finished inside and out with an original roof rack (not reproduction) supplying that extra ‘surfer ride’ image you can expect to turn heads every trip. With far too many upgrades and features to list including disc brake and alternator conversions this VW is expected to create a lot of interest so early viewing is recommended; 21 million were sold worldwide, Milestone Classics present a chance to enjoy this very unique version.
Rover 80 – Rarest P4
It’s said, the Raymond Loewy Studebaker Champion influenced the Wilks brothers as they looked to supply post-war Britain with a range of mid-size quality saloon cars under the Rover banner. The siblings, already responsible for the iconic Land Rover launched the ‘Cyclops’ P3 at Earls Court in 1949.
A decade later the Rover 80 was produced for just two years alongside the 100 and is considered the best of the four-cylinder P4’s, benefiting from sharper handling courtesy of less engine weight across the front axle. The model enjoyed front vacuum servo assisted disc brakes, wider tyres and overdrive operating in top gear, as standard with the four-speed transmission.
Our Rover ‘80’ was registered in Edgware during July 1961, the history file contains the original buff logbook. The body shell presents well, especially underneath where attention to detail has been lavished whilst the pastel blue exterior finish really lifts the car.
Enter via rear suicide doors into a cabin interior that still offers that ‘gentlemen’s club’ feel. Bench seats are original red leather and the well preserved walnut veneer combine with chrome and period dials really do enhance the classic driving experience.
Mechanically the car has been well maintained with significant expenditure in recent years including a rebuild for the very slick manual gearbox and a later 34 ICH Weber carburettor. An interior battery isolator switch has also been fitted to provide additional security
For enthusiasts who appreciate ‘classics with character’ this ‘80’ really makes a statement; nicknamed the ‘Auntie Rovers’ a motoring conveyance that offered luxury and presence during its 15 years in production; early viewing recommended for our slice of British heritage.
Hillman Super Minx – Exceptional Car/Very Original
The Hillman Super Minx is a family car which was produced by Hillman from 1961 to 1967. It was a slightly larger version of the Hillman Minx and the model was popular with the aspiring young professional family man looking for slightly more space and increased performance from his car.
Milestones are always looking for above average classic saloons and this late Series III Super Minx is a lovely car that ticked all the boxes for us. Finished in stunning Forest Green with contrasting green upholstery and matching carpets the Minx looks extremely sharp with a lovely a paint finish, excellent chrome and an exceptional interior – good Rootes Group cars from this period always present well.
On the road the car does not disappoint and drives extremely well with absolutely no issues – engine, gearbox, brakes etc. are all very good and cope with modern road conditions very well – and the car is a real pleasure to drive.
The history folder includes MOT’s back to 1997, a variety of invoices and the original hand-written Bill of Sale from Windsor Service Station (Bath) that confirms the Minx cost Mr Vowles, the proud new owner, the princely sum of £731.
Ready to use and enjoy this Super Minx will provide lots of pleasure and happy memories to the lucky new owner and we recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this exceptional classic.
Triumph Stag (Auto) - Unrestored/58,000miles
Designed by Michelotti as a luxury sports car the Stag was enthusiastically received when launched in 1970. The Italian styling, V8 engine/performance and Triumph brand should have guaranteed success but a rushed implementation led to the car quickly gaining a poor reputation and sales were disappointing. Over time post production solutions to this lack of development have been applied and the Stag is now recognised as a stylish classic with values rising fast over recent years
Milestone Classics are delighted to market one of the most original Triumph Stags in the UK in the super rare option of French Blue. The car was purchased by a local enthusiast in 2003 (he owned 3 Stags at the same time!) who spent many months searching for an original, unmolested car to complete his collection. After many false starts he bought this car, a real testament to his knowledge of the marque.
The large history folder with MOT’s back to 1979 allows us to warrant the mileage of 58,000 miles and there is a summary of work completed and parts fitted to the Stag since 1979. The engine was replace at 30,000 miles in 1979 along with high capacity radiator and Kenlow electric fan. The Gearbox & Torque Converter were replaced in 2004 when the mileage was just 56,000.
The bodywork is the most original we have seen. The car has never been restored and the rare French Blue paint presents very well with excellent panel fit and matching factory hard top that has been with the car from new. The original interior is like steeping back to 1975 – just how we like our cars.
On the road the car drives perfectly and is easily able to cope with modern road conditions. Brisk performance, intoxicating V8 sound track, power steering, auto gearbox make the Triumph Stag one of the most desirable and capable classic GT that you could wish to own
Jamie cared for this car on behalf of the owner for many years completing the annual service/MOT. He was delighted when the family asked us to sell the car on their behalf. You will struggle to find a more original example in this condition
The Triumph Stag is rightly recognised as an iconic 1970’s continental tourer and this stunning car will give years of pleasure to the lucky new owner
MGB Roadster – One Owner/Utterly Original
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 over the next 18 years over 500,000 cars were sold.
Our 1974 MGB is a local car purchased from Hill Barn Garage, Lancing by Mr Peter Etheridge on 26th September 1974. The MG was for Mrs Etheridge to use and she stipulated that her car had to have chrome bumpers although, by September, the rubber bumper cars had been introduced and stocks of chrome B’s were virtually non-existent. After many phone calls Hill Barn Garage confirmed that they had just one chrome bumper roadster left in stock (it was the last car in Sussex/Surrey) and the deal was done.
The MG was fitted with the optional sports pack that included overdrive, oil cooler and headrests. Mr Etheridge also had the car undersealed by the garage as he intended to keep the car for an extended period and wanted to protect his investment.
Over the next 44 years the ‘B’ was simply part of the Etheridge family used for shopping, the school run, golf etc. Mrs Etheridge passed away around fifteen years ago but Mr Etheridge, for sentimental reasons, simply could not let the MG go. Recently the car has been used sparingly, covering just 200 miles in the last four years and the family have now decided that their beloved ‘B’ needs to find a caring new custodian who will use and enjoy their pride and joy.
Today the car is simply one of the most original examples that you could wish to find. The body work presents extremely well with sills/wings replaced in 1987 by Thornley Engineering Co. and mechanically the car has most recently been cared for by Robin Lackford Engineering.
The interior is like stepping back in time with original autumn leaf seats, rubber sill mats still in place and factory steering wheel. On the road the MG drives like a two year old car with lovely smooth engine/gearbox and no unwanted rattles – a testament to the regular maintenance and careful use the car has always received
The history folder contains original bill of sale, BL Passport to Service, old MOTs, invoices & guarantee’s (inc Rust Guard) and even the original Hill Barn sales brochure from 1974 when the Etheridge’s collected the car
Classics with provenance and in this condition rarely come to market. We recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this remarkable MGB.
MGB GT V8 – Powertrain 4600cc/5 Speed G/box
Milestone Classics are delighted to offer to market this remarkable MGB GT V8 that we have sold on two previous occasions and are delighted to have the opportunity to market again.
The original chrome bumper GT was previously owned by a local, highly respected, naval engineer who truly cherished his car for nearly twenty years. In 2003, after six years of use as a daily driver the shell was badly corroded and a full body restoration using a replacement shell was commissioned.
The objective of the project was set by the owner – he wanted to create the best and fastest V8 GT and the MG was dispatched to highly respected specialist Horam Classic Restorations, East Sussex. Horam sourced a replacement shell at a cost in excess of £6,500 and all mechanical components were systematically refurbished or replaced
· A new, and very desirable, Powertrain Engineering 4600cc engine was purchased through the MG Owners Club. Originally destined for Morgan the last eight remaining engines were snapped up by the MGOC and offered to club members to build their ultimate V8.
· Offenhauser manifold with Edelbrock carb,
· R380 5 speed gearbox
· MG RV8 coil over front suspension and parabolic rear springs to match performance
· Minilite wheels (not replicas)
· New luxury leather interior.
The finished car was sent to Gerald Dale Motorsport to go on the rolling road and the results surpassed all expectations
The engine produced 219BHP and 287.3lb ft @ 5,303 RPM
The factory V8’s are rated at 137BHP and the Frontline Development MGLE 50 that costs in excess of £65,000 is rated at 213BHP.
It is an amazing car to drive, utterly reliable and one of the fastest MGB’s on the road - this specification would be virtually impossible to replicate today.
We recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this remarkable car
MGB GT V8 – Time Warp Condition
MG introduced the MGB GT V8 in 1973. The cars were well received at the time but poor build quality and the fuel crisis meant just 2,591 were constructed when production ceased in 1976.
Our remarkably original chrome bumper example, finished in rare Tundra paint with autumn leaf interior (only 92 built) was owned for over 20 years by a retired commercial pilot who maintained the car regardless of cost. Work included inner & outer sills, lower wings, bonnet, radiator, clutch, alternator, brakes, suspension etc. with invoices in the history folder in excess of £20k.
In 2017 we sold the car to a garage owner/private collector in Hamburg, Germany who used the car sparingly. All mechanical work/servicing has been carried out to an extremely high standard by his garage and the car used sparingly for continental touring.
The original specification interior is excellent with recent seat covers, foams, carpets while still retaining the original rubber sill covers – we haven’t seen these in place for years. Under the carpet is body colour and the B retains her original steering wheel
On the road the car is outstanding with strong mechanicals, excellent road manners and a superb V8 soundtrack
At Milestones we like BGT V8’s and this is an exceptional opportunity to purchase an iconic MGB. Undervalued for many years, prices are rising fast and this car will provide years of pleasure to the fortunate new owner.
VW Camper Split Screen – £45,000 of Expenditure
The Volkswagen camper is an iconic image recognised all over the world. In the UK a number of companies carried out conversions and one of the most popular was completed by J. P. White (Sidmouth) Ltd. Branded as the “Devon Caravette” this conversion is one of the most flexible available with seating for seven passengers that converts into a double bed with cool-box, cooker and sink on board.
Milestone Classics have a soft-spot for air-cooled VW’s and this is a really straight example that has had a huge amount of time and effort spent in order that she can be used and enjoyed with confidence
· New Engine (Vege) in 2017
· New Gearbox including clutch, CSP shifter & reduction boxes
· New steering box/front beam
· King pin/hub assembly rebuilt, suspension & brakes
· Dynamo (Hella)
· Voltage regulator (Bosche)
· Distributor, points, condenser, rotor
· Heater system
· Front & rear cabin reupholstered
· Original awning + “Just Kampers” awning
· Major body restoration 2013/14
In October 2012 the camper was despatched to the respected D. Mills Metalcraft and a six month £23,000 full restoration completed and finished in the stunning combination of Sea Blue and Pearl White.
All areas of chassis/bodywork received attention as required (lots of invoices describing the work) and the final results have stood the test of time extremely well with just a small area on the driver’s door and the rear off-side wheel-arch showing any blemish.
In 2015 the van was despatched for a full mechanical overhaul to Beetlelink and over the next four years a rolling programme of work has been completed covering just about every component in the camper at a cost in excess of £20,000
The original Devon interior has been retained (including original evaporation fridge, water tank and cooker) with both front and rear seats being reupholstered
Mechanically this is one of the best T1’s we have driven (have to confess superior to my 1966 Canterbury Pitt). On the road the engine pulls well, gear changes are easy and the brakes remarkably good.
The new owner will have the option to detail the final areas of the interior/exterior or simply leave as is and use to create memories on new adventures – from personal experience I would recommend the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland.....
We recommend viewing in order to fully appreciate the charm of this lovely splitscreen camper.
Citroen Traction Avant
Upon release in 1934, the claim it was two decades ahead of its time would not be overstating the influence the Traction had on future design. It would become the yardstick for all modern vehicles offering a monocoque shell, independent torsion bar suspension with hydraulic brakes and sleeved pistons. Most importantly it was also the first mass produced front wheel drive car and it’s said investment in the model assisted in Citroen’s bankruptcy late in 1934. Michelin took control and the Traction programme was accelerated with a range of new engines including the 1911cc four cylinder, at the same time production began in the UK at Slough. The examples produced at the factory just west of London differed from French versions with up rated interior trim, electrics and locally sourced parts.
Our example was one of the final Traction chassis to leave Slough in 1955, just prior to its re-tooling in preparation for the new Citroen DS. It’s a (Light Fifteen) that went on to enjoy most its life in New Zealand before residing in Washington State from 2005 and finally returning home in 2017; the milometer shows 43k miles, although this cannot be guaranteed its condition reflects this. This may explain the superb condition the all steel body presents, offering strength and beauty having excelled in Citroen’s early crash tests; these involved driving new cars over a cliff! Classically French, set low with sweeping lines and lack of running boards ensured buyers parted with their cash for the 760k cars built over two decades. During the early 50’s UK built cars were offered in a wider range of colours from the French examples, a choice of metallic finishes, red, green, grey and obviously black.
The interior features the wood dash unique to Slough built examples plus beige bench seats front and rear with matching carpets plus circular dials and Bakelite switchgear. This Traction gets down the road with plenty of ‘gusto’ its dash mounted gear change is a joy to operate; no surprise it was the vehicle of choice for the French Resistance. Under the bonnet offers originality whilst the only sacrifice to modern driving are the discreet additional indicators although the period correct trafficators work perfectly. Understandably the paint finish presents some age blemishes whilst the chrome is in superb condition; a solid example that comes with an MOT until January 2021. Early viewing is recommended for this unique slice of gallic charm, a real head-turner that will make the next custodian very proud.
Morris 1000 Factory Convertible – £19k Restoration
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 where the car was exported too but the Morris was subsequently registered in London under the Home Delivery Export Scheme in June 1978 when the owner returned to the UK.
The Morris was liberated from long-term storage in 2014 and the new owner despatched his new car (Bumble) to the highly respected Tim Land Classics Ltd for a full restoration that cost in excess of £19,000 – the quality of the work speaks for itself.
Their 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
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)
On the road the car is a real pleasure to drive and copes admirably with the demands of modern driving conditions. Ready to be used as an everyday car or simply for pleasure we recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this stunning convertible
Alvis TA21 – Restored/Meticulously Maintained
The TA21 was Alvis’s first all new post-was model. Bodied by Muliner the car was slightly larger than its predecessor and boasted a straight 6 cylinder seven bearing engine that, when mated to twin SU carbs, delivered just under 100bhp/100mph making this a genuine gentleman’s express.
Milestone Classics are delighted to be able to offer this lovely car to market. Originally registered during May 1951 the Alvis has had just three custodians since 1977 and seven in total. Between 1977/2009 considerable love and resources were lavished on the car including a stunning respray in black/silver and all chrome re-plated.
The previous owner has also cossetted the car. Mechanical work has included:
· Rebuilt cylinder head (unleaded conversion)
· Electronic ignition
· Electric fuel pump
· New brakes, shocks & springs
· New exhaust
· Stainless steel manifold
· New Tyres
· New Carpets & Headlining
The large history file has MOT’s back to 1975, original handbook, lots of invoices, photographs and correspondence from previous owner.
Today the car is just how we like to find our classics. The original leather and wood interior is like stepping back in time, mechanically she is spot on and the body/chrome work has mellowed nicely since the restoration nearly 20 years ago
The Alvis TA21 is one of the most capable 1950 sports saloons that you could wish to own. Ready for continental touring, The Goodwood Revival or simply a run down to the local pub this stunning example will provide lots of pleasure to the lucky new owner.
Bedford CF2 Drop Side Truck – Rare Opportunity
Introduced during November 1969 to replace the 17-year-old Bedford CA, the CF van variants became some of the most popular light commercial vehicles on British roads. In 1984 the CF was renamed CF2 and received a variety of mechanical upgrades. The last CF2’s were sold in 1987 marking the end of Bedford designed vehicles (new models were based on GM platforms).
Welcome to the sale of a remarkably original, last of the line, Bedford CF2 drop side truck. This stunning little light commercial truck was delivered new by Charles Clark, Vauxhall Bedford Agents to H. J. Oaxley & Co Ltd, (Sheffield) on 17th September 1986 to transport their various light engineering products. Clearly used sparingly the truck passed onto a Rotherham Flower Trader around 2007 and more recently, in 2015, to a private collector who used her for film work across the UK and Europe.
In 2016 restoration work was carried out on the cab shell, both doors & chassis. The lovely timber-bed and excellent original interior were refitted along with the original (supplying dealer) registration plates and window sticker
On the road the truck is a real eye-catcher and drives extremely well. The history file shows just three previous owners, includes recent MOT’s and invoices for restoration work and original service book.
This very late Bedford is one of the best CF2’s you could hope to find. Perfect for business advertising or simply as a classic with a special twist we expect this remarkable truck to find an appreciative new custodian very quickly
PRICE: £ 6.495
MG RV8 – just 30k miles
The RV8 arrived as a direct result of British Motor Heritage looking to put the ‘B’ body shell back into production. MG desired a new roadster that they hoped would take sales from Mazda’s MX5 whilst plugging the time gap until their all new MGF arrived. Abbey Panels of Coventry supplied the flared arches that would house 205 section tyres whilst the Range Rover V8 powerplant offered 190 bhp, 234 lbs ft torque and 60mph in six seconds plus a large bonnet bulge to accommodate. A five-speed LT77 gearbox was used along with a new Salisbury rear axle and suspension featuring Koni dampers with uprated brakes; all of which brought the RV8 up to date. First seen at the British Motor Show in 1992 the new MG proved a massive hit with the Japanese market and of the 1983 chassis produced, only 400 remained in the UK, the vast majority exported to Japan. Many of the cars that visited the far east have since returned, most with limited use and minimal mileage; this car is one of those.
Finished in Woodcote Green Metallic with magnolia leather interior this example enjoys one of the most popular colour combinations. The curvaceous panels retain perfect factory gaps and inside enjoys perfect veneer, clean carpets and sumptuous leather . Returning to the UK early 1998 a Rover Group type approval certificate was issued and to date this car shows just 30k miles travelled with MOT history from 2004. A stack of invoices cover the last 15 years including the £2400 investment made in a power steering kit supplied and fitted by the MG Owners Club workshop in 2006. As you would expect performance is not an issue with the RV8 and this example sounds as exciting as it drives. Obviously, this roadster is about top down, wind in your hair motoring but with the hood up there are no unwanted noises inside the cabin, it clips into place easily and shows no age.
Here at Milestone Classics we have a soft spot for anything MG and having this RV8 in our showroom is a pleasure, early viewing is recommended as we are convinced it’s going to fly out to a new owner rather rapidly.
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 keep a number of outstanding & affordable cars in stock and this MG TF ticks both boxes.
· Registered 2005, 4 owners and just 42,000 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)
· MOT May 2020
· Large history file including handbooks, MOT’s, invoices, pictures etc.
The last owner has cossetted the car and used 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.
Today this MG looks superb and is ready to drive absolutely anywhere. We recommend early viewing and a test drive in order to fully appreciate this stunning classic.
MG Magnette ZB Varitone – Fully Restored
The ZA Magnette was introduced in 1953 and sold well thanks to its excellent road manners and traditional leather-upholstered interior, the latter featuring a beautiful wood-veneer dashboard and ‘semi-octagonal’ instrumentation. The upgraded ‘ZB’ introduced 1956, gained a more powerful engine and - in the range-topping Varitone version - a wraparound rear window and two-tone paintwork. Top speed rose to 90mph, making it the UK’s fastest 1.5-litre sports saloon of its day.
Our Varitone Magnette was originally registered in London during 1958 and underwent a complete body restoration in the mid 1990’s. At the same time the car benefitted from an engine bottom-end rebuild and the installation of a new clutch, water pump, radiator and brakes. Today the car drives superbly and, over 20 years and under 5,000 miles since the original restoration, still presents in stunning condition. The test of a quality restoration.
Finished in two-tone Ash Green/Black with red leather interior, this is a lovely classic car that attracts favourable attention wherever it goes. The vehicle is offered with large history folder containing invoices & MOT’s back to 1983, a period Weber carburettor and painted wire wheels.
This is one of the best Magnette’s we have ever seen and recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this stunning sports saloon.
Ford Granada Coupe Mk1 – Concours Winner
Launched in March 1972, the Granada succeeded the British Ford Zephyr, and the German P7-series as Ford's European executive car offering, and completed the integration of Ford's British and German model ranges. The car was available as a four-door saloon, a five-door estate and the highly desirable two door fastback coupé – only available in 3.0 Ghia trim in the UK.
Milestone Classics are delighted to offer arguably the best 3.0 Ghia Coupe in the UK. The car was purchased by the previous owner, Roy Barber, in 1990. Roy commenced a painstaking refurbishment to concours standard and the car has simply been winning prizes ever since.
The Granada is better than when she left the factory. The Stratos Silver paintwork is unblemished, the black vinyl roof with factory sunroof perfect and original polished alloys complete the look – just breath taking….
The interior does not disappoint. The black velour/wood trim is like new with excellent carpets, roof-lining and dash-top. Sitting behind the wheel is like stepping back to a 1977 episode of The Sweeney
Lift the bonnet or look under the car and Roy’s hard work and eye for detail are evident again. Everything is painted, powder-coated or chromed and looks one year old.
Mechanically all bushes, brakes and tyres were recently overhauled/replaced and the car starts and drives as good as she looks….utterly remarkable.
The Granada comes with lots of cups/medals won by Roy – she has dominated the club events and competitions he entered for many years – and is ready to be shown, used and enjoyed by the lucky new owner.
MGB GT – In stunning order
When MG switched over to unitary construction in 1962 the ‘B’ was born and gone were the decades of chassis mounted production. Three years after the ‘B’ roadster the GT was shown to the public and it came with the improved five bearing crank ‘B’ series engine. Over the next fifteen years more than 125k were sold and here at Milestones we have one of the very best examples first registered in Bristol January 1969.
The history file shows six owners before being taken on by the Saunders family in Southampton, the invoices confirm they carried out a full ‘no expense spared restoration’. The work was entrusted to MHC MacPherson Coachworks in Dorset and invoices state new chrome plus front and rear wings, repaint etc totalling £6k was completed in November 1988.
Fast forward to 2015 and a letter left in the file explains the next owner purchased the GT from Southampton, removing the car from a lock up where it had been stored since the late 80’s. Over the next two years this MG received new carpets, tailgate, brakes, fuel system including tank and carbs plus a re-spray, seat re-trim and wire wheel re-furb ect ect.
This GT enjoys the right visuals,
starting with a superb Old English White paint finish which contrasts with black leather seats featuring cream piping. Showing just 54k miles the engine performs perfectly with smooth clutch courtesy of recent slave and master cylinders plus a very precise overdrive. Under the bonnet is all about originality with sensible upgrades like the stainless-steel exhaust whilst the Moto-lita steering wheel presents a little glam to the standard dash. Many enthusiasts consider the MGB to be the best driving classic from the sixties and with parts in abundance plus a healthy club scene.
It is no surprise correct and honest ‘B’s are sought after. If your requirement is an MG that is ready to go, drives as it should and is going to turn heads throughout this summer, call and arrange a test drive.
PRICE : £13995