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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
Morris Marina Coupe – Stunning Early Example
The Morris Marina was manufactured by the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland from 1971 until 1980. When British Leyland was formed in 1968 there was no design planning in place for the natural successor to the Mini, Minor or Farina model range – amazing! Work started immediately on designing a replacement and the Marina (& Allegro) were the somewhat rushed results three years later.
The Marina was an incredibly popular car in Britain throughout its production life, pushing the Ford Escort into second place in the UK car sales table in 1973 and regularly taking third or fourth place in other years. Although well over 1.2 million Marina/Ital’s were produced today they are a “rare bird” with under 400 on the road.
At Milestone Classics we are always looking for special cars that will appeal to the discerning collector or an enthusiast looking to buy their first classic on a budget. This stunning Marina Coupe ticks both boxes – you will not find a better example on the market today.
This very early Marina has had just five owners and the speedometer indicates a total mileage of 27,000 miles. Although we cannot warrant this we are confident that it is absolutely correct – the condition of the car speaks for itself.
There is absolutely no evidence of corrosion (the car has never ever seen a welding torch), paint is excellent, the engine bay has been detailed, interior is like new and on the road the car drives perfectly.
The history file contains contemporary advertising broachers. Marina Operational Manual, a variety of old MOT’s & invoices plus a copy of Retro Cars magazine article written about the car in June 2010. The then owner explains that the Marina may be an ex-police car used as an undercover vehicle (there is a code etched on each pane of glass so that it could be identified by other officers) and a previous owner was a policeman. I suspect the car was purchased on the Workers Discount Scheme and cherished for many years as a previous owner lived in Cowley. Be nice to research this part of the cars story…..
In conclusion, a very rare survivor ready to be use & enjoy – we recommend early viewing, under COVED 19 conditions in order to fully appreciate this remarkable car.
MG Midget Mk III – Heritage Re-shell & Stunning
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 nicest Midgets that you could wish to find. The MG was built as a project by a previous owner who wanted to create his dream Mk III bringing together all of the “best bits” from the production run.
A donor car was sourced and a Heritage body-shell procured (current cost in excess of £10,500 in primer!). The car was then built to recreate an earlier Mk III car with chrome side trim, chrome grill, chrome bumper/over-riders and chrome wire wheels.
Panel fit is exceptional and there are absolutely no corrosion issues – see link below to fully appreciate the level of craftsmanship that goes into a new shell.
The exterior was professionally painted in tartan red, interior finished is new black seat covers, with new hood, new carpets and Moto-Lita steering wheel.
Mechanically all components were inspected/overhauled/replaced as required. Today the car is a real pleasure to drive with with brisk acceleration, characteristic exhaust note and handling that is like steeping back in time – she simply drives like a two year old car.
There is a small history file with the car containing MOT’s/invoices since the rebuild including re-commissioning in 2017 at a cost in excess of £2,300
At milestones we have gained an enviable reputation for sourcing exceptional cars and this Midget is one of the best on the market. Available at a fraction of the build costs we recommend early viewing in order to fully appreciate this remarkable car
Heritage body shell link: http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/BritishMotorHeritage-Midget.htm
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 Vitesse 6 – Stunning/20,000 miles from new
The Triumph Herald was launched in 1959 and, like the Spitfire, was designed by Giovanni Michelotti. The upmarket Vitesse was introduced in May 1962 and was an immediate success delivering a four seat saloon with sports car performance.
Milestones are always seeking out the best cars and this absolutely stunning 1964 Vitesse in Gunmetal Grey/Sebring White stripe and original blue interior - arguably one of the prettiest combinations – will not disappoint
The Vitesse was built at Canley on 6th January 1964 and despatched to Rossleigh Garages, Edinburgh on 23rd January 1964. The car was registered on 10th February to Miss Patricia Lang who lived in Edinburgh and kept the car for 13 years covering just under 10,000 miles during her ownership. A relative of the Miss Lang inherited the car in 1977 and retained the Vitesse until 2011 covering just over a 1,000 miles in 33 years.
Today the Triumph has had five custodians, covered just over 20,000 miles from new and on the road drives every bit as good as she looks. The car starts first time with a lovely straight six bark, has characteristic brisk performance and is a genuine pleasure to drive.
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.
MBGT V8: Powertrain 4600cc/5 Speed/Power Steering
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 car, an 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 specification & fastest V8 GT possible. The MG was despatched 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
· Power steering (ez steer conversion)
· MG RV8 coil over front suspension and parabolic rear springs to match performance
· Minilite wheels (not replicas)
· New luxury leather interior.
· Replacement Chrome
High quality professional respray
The finished car was sent to Gerald Dale Motorsport to go on their 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 superb car to drive, looks stunning, is utterly reliable and one of the fastest most capable MGB’s on the road today. If I had the space this is the one that I would buy, use and enjoy……she is utterly addictive.
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.
MGC Roadster – Exceptional Car with Overdrive
The MGC, planned as a replacement for the Austin Healey 3000, was based on the MGB and intended as a long distance tourer with a smooth straight six engine developing 150bhp, a top speed in excess of 120mph and, most importantly, an utterly addictive soundtrack.
The press launch of the car was a disaster (incorrect tyre pressures and direct comparison with the AH 3000 was like chalk to cheese) but the passing years have seen opinions move and today the MGC is recognised as a highly desirable, capable and stylish classic and represents one of Abingdon’s best kept secrets.
Milestone Classics have finally found another MGC that meets our high standards and the expectations of our discerning customers. Our ‘C’ was originally exported to California in 1967 (first year of production) and re-patriated into the UK during 1994 by Brown & Gammons. On arrival the car was recommissioned (photographs in history file), converted to RHD and finished in the best colour of British Racing Green with black leather seats with white piping - the final results are a real credit to the knowledge and skill of the engineers that rebuilt the car at that time
More recently the car has been meticulously maintained benefitting from a Fast-Road Engine (MG Motorsport - £6,000) with re-profiled camshaft from Kent Cams, Peter Burgess lead free/big valve head & lightened fly-wheel – married with the overdrive gearbox it is one of the best driving MGC’s you could wish to own.
The bodywork does not disappoint with exceptional panel fit, excellent paint finish, lovely chrome (including chrome wire wheels) and the interior is superb with new carpets, hood (folding frame not stick frame) and period radio upgraded for iPOD by the Vintage Wireless Company.
The car comes with a huge history file from the date of importation with all MOT’s, lots of invoices, contemporary sales literature etc.
For years the MGC has been an underrated car but it is now acknowledged as a genuine classic tourer that has grown into modern road conditions. With only 4,542 roadsters being manufactured this is a rare opportunity to purchase a superb car that will give years of pleasure to the new owner.
VW Camper T25 – Autohomes Kamper (RHD)
The Volkswagen camper is an iconic image recognised all over the world. The T25 marked a real transition for VW from the air-cooled Split Screen of the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s when the company introduced the wedged shaped T25 the last to be powered by a rear mounted (be it water cooled with petrol or diesel options) engine
Many companies converted T25 vans and although Autohomes joined the party later than most they offered a range of high specification two berth & four berth options that proved very popular. Today unmolested, well maintained, corrosion free T25’s are incredibly rare and outstanding examples are highly prized
Milestones are always looking for VW campers but we have never found a Type 25 that meets the exceptionally high standards that we set – until now. Our T25 has been owned locally in Horsham all her life, has always been garaged and just three keepers, the last two husband and wife (who have owned the bus since 1992).
Powered by a 1.9 petrol engine married to a four speed gearbox the camper is a real credit to the family who have owned her. Initially purchased for retirement adventures and family days out, the bus has covered under 25,000 miles in the last 30 years but has always been taxed/MOT’ed and ready to go. The Volkswagen has been taken by the vendor’s son, a precision engineer, every year for her MOT and a service at his workshop – she has never wanted for anything.
Today the bus has never been welded with absolutely zero filler and all paint & decals are original – no filled in/ground out seams like every other T25 we have ever viewed. There is a small scratch on the sliding passenger door where the 84 year old owner rubbed the garage door (hence the decision to sell!) and one small bubble on the windscreen surround.
The interior is utterly original with zero wear and everything (fridge, cooker, heater etc.) works as it should. The pop-up top is far more robust/weather proof than normal campers (see pictures) with two beds and below is a rock & roll bed for the grown-ups.
Everything you might require, be it a day at the beach with the kids or a full blown road-trip adventure across Europe comes with the bus – turn the key and away you go. We have even left the David Essex cassette tapes for the new owner to enjoy.
For many years the T25 lived in the shadow of the T1 & T2 but in recent times the market has changed and today good RHD examples (sliding door to the curb not the road) are highly valued and represents the perfect way into the VW family.
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 Lang 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
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 : SOLD
Standard Park Lane Saloon – Utterly Charming
By the early 1920s Standard were offering saloon bodies - previously all cars had been tourers - based on mass-production principles using a wooden track along which cars were pushed by hand. The Standard Motor Company was justifiably proud of the modern factory at Canley, boasting in its advertisements "It is a beautifully lighted and well-aired factory standing on the edge of a breezy common away from the city din and smoke”,
Soon the company had a share of the market comparable to the Austin Motor Company manufacturing over 10,000 cars in 1924. As the immediate post WW1 boom faded, many rival marques were discontinued. Cars became steadily larger and more elaborate as manufacturers sought to maintain sales. During the 1920s Standard named all the models after towns, not only near the factory such as Canley and Kenilworth but also further afield – Teignmouth, Falmouth and Exmouth.
Milestone Classics are genuinely delighted to offer our 1926 Standard Park Lane Saloon. In outstanding condition, the Standard benefitted from a major restoration in the late nighties (just about everything was replaced or rebuilt at considerable expense) with very light use since. The classic Edwardian combination of dark blue body/black running boards & wings, nickel bright work and artillery wheels is absolutely stunning. The interior is in amazing condition with re-upholstery seats/headlining, new carpets and refurbished dashboard & instruments, all to a very high specification
As you would expect, there is a huge amount of paperwork with the car including buff log-book (the car is still wearing her original registration), pictures before/during/after restoration including letters from owner, handbooks, MOT’s etc. The first owner & his family kept the car for over 60 years and she is also featured on the cover of ‘Cars & The Standard Motor Company’ book by Phil Homer.
Cars of this quality with excellent provenance rarely come to market. The Standard would grace any collection and will make an excellent candidate for film, TV, promotional work – a hugely interesting hobby that would generate income and lots of interesting experiences……
We strongly recommend a viewing and test drive (note middle pedal = accelerator) in order to fully appreciate this remarkable car. The expression “you don’t own these cars, we are simply custodians who use, enjoy and then pass onto the next lucky keeper” could have been written with the Standard in mind.