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Six new arrivals this week, click through the images and see if one takes your fancy. Details shortly.
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 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.
Mini Clubman 1275GT - 1 Registered Owner/Matching Nos
The “Mini” is a British icon from the 1960’s with Alec Issigonis space cheating design and legendary road holding the car really did bend the rules and straighten the bends.
Milestone Classics are delighted to market one of the most original Clubman 1275GT’s that you could wish to own. Registered in Brighton on 2nd August 1971 the Clubman was used for 10 years around South London before entering long-term storage with the first owner. The GT was briefly recommissioned in the mid-1980’s but then returned to his garage until 2014 when sold to an enthusiastic Mini collector.
The car was the subject of a six-year recommissioning process that was only completed this November. The engineer completing the work wanted to retain as much originality as possible and the result is a real testament to his knowledge and skills.
· All bracketry stripped/cleaned & painted/cadmium plated to factory spec
· Engine checked and unleaded head fitted
· All mechanical components checked/replaced as necessary
· Hydrolastic suspension retained – this is one of the last models specified
· GT reclining seats (an option when new), GT leather bound steering wheel, 10” Rostyle wheels (rare) all retained
· Professionally resprayed in Flame Red (original paint faded) & body colour underneath
· Interior all original apart from replacement carpet set
On the road the car drives as good as she looks. The close-ratio gearbox, disc brakes and superb roadholding make this a car that simply brings a smile to your face.
The history file has MOT’s from new until the car went into storage, handbook, and original Vehicle Registration document.
Our 1275GT is a remarkable example and exactly the type of car Milestones seek to offer for sale to our discerning customers. Ready to use or simply show and win prizes we recommend early viewing to fully appreciate this charming classic
Land Rover SII – Restored/Historically Significant
The Land Rover was launched in 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show and the rest, as they say, is history. The vehicle was an immediate success, exported around the world and in production for the next 68 years.
The SII saw a production run from 1958 to 1961. This was the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover's styling department. David Bache (Chief Stylist) penned the familiar 'barrel side' waistline, with a 5 in (12.7 cm) greater width to cover the vehicle's wider tracks as well as an improved design of the truck cab.
Milestones are always looking for Landies that are in exceptional condition but have never found a nice SII – until now. Our example has a certified BMI Heritage Trust build date of 24th March 1958 and was retained by the Rover Company until June 1959 - she is believed to be the oldest (second off the production line) Series II in existence. She still retains several unique features including the original prototype engine, an early brake servo and a heated windscreen for those winter mornings.
Our Landie has spent the last ten years in a dehumidified/heated garage and has been maintained regardless of cost by the fastidious owner with work including:
· a replacement galvanised chassis
· engine out overhaul
· fully rewired
· brake overhaul
· fuel tank replaced & solid-state fuel pump
The history folder includes Heritage Certificate, invoices for works completed (over £12,500), MOT history, original handbook, lots of contemporary literature and she still wears the original Birmingham registration number from 1959.
On the road the factory seven-seater ‘Station Wagon’ drives remarkably well – there is a big improvement between the S1 and S2 – and is a well sorted and very usable example of an extremely rare and very desirable Land Rover.
At home in the country, around town, on the beach, at the pub there is nothing like a Land Rover – they simply become part of the family. Ready to use, enjoy and work this exceptional example will provide lots of pleasure to the lucky new owners for many years to come.
Renault Caravelle: Restored – RHD – Very Rare
At a Florida convention of North American distributors Renault's US dealers called for the creation of coupé/cabriolet to rival the VW Ghia. Renault's chairman, Pierre Dreyfus, agreed and commissioned the ‘Floride’ design project.
The Floride (later the Caravelle) was unveiled at the 1958 Paris Motor Show. The small rear-engine design by Pietro Frua at Carrozzeria Ghia initially used the Dauphine floor pan/engine but it was the futuristic French bodywork that attracted all the interest.
We were delighted when a decerning local classic car collector approached Milestone Classics and asked us to assist him with the sale of this fabulous Caravelle. She is a very rare original RHD UK car from the final year of production (1968) running the superior R8 engine/drive train.
The car has an interesting story. Around 2010 Renault, in partnership with their logistics company, wanted a new generation of staff to appreciate the Renault heritage while improving technical skills. Across Europe each centre chose a classic Renault to restore, the UK team chose the Caravelle. AKA Bridget (after
Bridget Bardot who owned and advertised a Caravelle in the 1960’s)
Summary of Work
· A UK RHD car was sourced – no easy task!
· Over many months a young team completely stripped the car
· All corrosion was removed with new panels fabricated and fitted where required.
· All mechanical components removed, inspected, overhauled as necessary including replacement of the push button automatic gearbox with a manual unit
· Interior – door cards fabricated; seats recovered & carpet replaced
· Hood relined, outer hood cover & hydraulic frame mechanism renovated
· Resprayed in original colour of white
· All components re-chromed
· Pictures taken at each stage of the restoration (+50 pictures)
The result of the project is a real testament to the skill and commitment of those that restored the car. Panel gaps are all exceptionally good and the paint finish is excellent. The interior and dashboard are lovely and on the road the car drives well – she isn’t the quickest car in the showroom - but she is one of the sharpest!
The characteristics that attracted buyers in the Sixties make the Caravelle an alluring choice now. The unique styling has aged really well and the car always draws a lots of attention & comments – the unusually lengthy overhangs means the Caravelle strikes a dashing pose even today.
One of the best examples you could wish to find we expect this stunning car to find an appreciative new owner quickly
Mini Cooper Sport – Late Car/Top Specification/Low /Miles
Instantly recognised around the world the Rover Cooper Sport represents the final evolution of a “proper” Mini. Bonnet stripes, spot lamps, walnut dashboard and glinting chrome evoke a storied past, but wide wheel arches, 13-inch alloys and fuel injection are modest stabs at modernity. Today, fewer than 700 Cooper Sports are registered on UK roads and good examples are incredibly rare.
Milestone Classics are delighted to market one of the nicest, most original Mini Cooper Sports available in the UK today. The car was purchased by a local engineer in 2014 for his wife but quickly found its way into his large private collection stored in a dehumidified garage and maintained by his own workshop.
The car has covered a warranted 46,000 miles from new (just 6,000 in the last 15 years) and has wanted for nothing under his ownership. Today the car presents exceptionally well with excellent paint and an utterly original, interior with factory fitted electric sunroof, embossed cooper seats and just a light patina that we really like.
Mechanically the Cooper starts instantly and car drives without fault having just had a full service including all fluids changed by the owner. The original book pack is still with the car indication five service stamps prior to the current owner (who carries out all his own servicing) & MOT history.
The exhaust note is utterly addictive and on the road the car is everything an original mini should be – torque steer in first with tyres scabbling for grip (if desired) OR a stunning classic to be polished, used and enjoyed with backup from one of the best and most welcoming car clubs in the UK – the London to Brighton Run in my minivan is my favourite club event of the year.
Our last of the line Cooper Sport is a remarkably example and exactly the type of car Milestones seek to offer for sale to our decerning customers. Ready to use and enjoy we recommend early (virtual) viewing to fully appreciate this charming classic.
MG RV8 GT – Five Year Build/Ultimate MG GT
Rover re-entered the sports roadster market with the RV8 in 1992. The 3.9 litre V8 delivered 185BHP to the rear wheels through a five speed gearbox giving impressive performance – 0 to 60mph in under six seconds and a top speed of around 135mph.
Although not manufactured by Rover the RV8 GT is an option that would have produce one of the ultimate GT packages – an utterly stunning combination of pace and grace. Maidstone Classic Sportscars have hand built around four RV8 GT’s and it was this that inspired our example.
The car started life in 1976 as a 1800cc MGB GT and was purchased by the last owner in 1987. She was used for around 10 years but with a growing family the car was put into the back of the garage under a cover. Sometime later the owners’ husband, a time served engineer, decided that he wanted to create the car that he had always wanted but could not buy - an RV8 GT. The result is a testament to his knowledge, skill, deep pockets, and commitment to his dream.
· Rover Heritage GT body shell from MGB Hive
· RV8 Body Kit from John Hills
· Engine – Rebuilt fast road spec (Rimmers/Real Steel/Automotive Services)
· Gearbox – 5 speed
· Carburettor – Holly (he did not want injection)
· Wiring Loom – Vehicle Wiring Products
· Compomotive Alloys – Clive Wheetley
· Bespoke Leather Interior/Walnut Dash - PJM
· Instruments - Greengauges
· RV8 Telescopic suspension & brakes
· All components refurbished/replaced as required.
There is a huge history file with hundreds of invoices, photographs, MOT’s and documentation back to the early 1980’s
On the road the car is a revelation with superb performance/handling, modern bespoke leather/wood interior with electric windows etc. and an utterly addictive V8 soundtrack to match.
This is certainly the car that Rover should have built. The cost of parts exceeds £20k based on 2002 prices and we estimate that to build this car today would require a budget in excess of £40k.
Triumph TR7 – Early Car Fully Restored
The Triumph TR7 sports car penned by Harris Mann was manufactured from September 1974 to October 1981 by the Specialist Division of British Leyland. The car was launched in the United States in January 1975, with its UK home market debut in May 1976 (huge American demand delayed the launch twice!)
The car, characterised by its "wedge" shape and swage line sweeping down from the rear wing to just behind the front wheel, was commonly advertised as: "the shape of things to come". During production, the TR did divide opinion but, like the Jaguar XJS, time has treated the car well and today good examples are highly prized and extremely rare
Milestone Classics sold this TR7 last year and we have to say that we never realised just what we were missing……
The car is an early TR7(April ‘77) with four speed gearbox and no sunroof. The car was purchased seven years ago as a stripped partially restored car with an excellent shell requiring paint and parts refitted.
The Triumph received a new engine (original gearbox) and every mechanical part inspected and rebuilt or replaced as the car was recommissioned. The interior was replaced with original specification red seats and door cards and new carpets The dashboard has no cracks and looks like it was taken from the set of Space 1999 – the clunky switches are brilliant.
The 1998cc engine (based on the Triumph Dolomite 1850 bored out and fitted with larger carbs) gives the car willing acceleration and the independent front suspension/rear coils are excellent giving a really engaging drive – as you would expect for any self-respecting TR.
The history file contains old MOT’s, invoices, sales literature (the car appeared in original sales brochure), drivers handbook and the car has featured in several books on the ‘7’ along with the enthusiastic owner who had a real passion for his Triumph.
Like lots of classic car enthusiasts we were initially sceptical about the TR7 but she has absolutely endeared herself to us. This is a stunning looking car in every sense of the word with good performance capable of dealing with modern road conditions.
Ready to be used and enjoyed this rare classic will provide her lucky new owners with lots of fun and many, many happy memories
MGB GT: £30k of Bills/Overdrive/Powersteering
The MGB GT, designed by Pininfarina, was introduced in October 1965 and can claim to be one of the earliest sports hatchbacks to go into volume production. The rear deck offers excellent luggage space with a 2+2 option and improved aerodynamics gives the GT a top speed in excess of 100mph.
Milestones are delighted to market one of the nicest MGB GT’s that you will find available today. Finished in Iris Blue with cream leather interior the car was the subject of a complete professional bare metal restoration (with Jentree Classics) and is a previous show award winner.
Work has included:
· Ivor Searle 2.0L balanced engine
· MGOC power steering
· Bespoke leather interior
· Spax adjustable shocks and parabolic rear springs
· Poly bushed all round & uprated anti-roll bar.
· LED lights
· Recent front discs/callipers, new tyres & painted wires
· Moss sports s/s exhaust
The BGT is one of the sharpest we have had through Milestones – the Iris Blue, cream leather, chrome bumpers, wire wheels and Webasto is a highly desirable/stunning combination that has drawn positive comments from everyone who has visited our showroom.
Mechanically the car drives as good as she looks having been meticulously restored, serviced and maintained by the previous owner. The Ivor Searle engine is impressive, and the stainless-steel exhaust provides the classic ‘B Burble’ soundtrack.
The car comes with a large history folder containing old MOT’s, invoices, handbooks, photographs of the restoration and pictures of many classic trips across Europe.
Today the BGT looks as good as she did 10 years ago - the true test of any restoration. She is one of the sharpest, best driving MGB GT’s you will find on the market today that is ready to use and enjoy be it a trip to the local pub or a drive down to the south of France
Mecedes 124 (E200T) Estate: Outstanding/7 Seats
The W124 is widely acknowledged as one of the last “proper” Mercedes Benz before the management accountants took over the company and quality was sacrificed. The Estate versions are legendary, offering a great combination for the driver looking for a truly practical classic that will do absolutely everything in an understated package.
At Milestones we are always looking out for high quality emerging Mercedes or BMW classics that offer stylish motoring and can be used/enjoyed with confidence.
Our Ruby Metallic (Code 572U) with Leather Beige (Code 265) example was purchased new in February 1996 and used by the first owner as his personal car until he retired from driving and his beloved Merc was stored under a cover in his garage. The W124 was always cared for by the local garage who MOT’ed and serviced the car every year and undertook any maintenance work as required.
The Estate was purchased from the family in 2020 by a local enthusiast who re-commissioned the car with a full 36,000-mile service including new viscous fan and all fluids changed. The W124 was sold on to a second Mercedes enthusiast earlier this year who immediately sent the car to Class Cars (Sandwich) for a suspension, steering, brakes overhaul at a cost in excess of £1,600 and has only been sold because of a change of plans – he wants to focus his collection on British marques.
Today the car is one of the nicest W124’s you could wish to find having always been owned by enthusiastic private owners and has an indicated mileage of 97,000-miles. I drove the car back from Kent and it was an absolute joy with everything working as you would expect – these older Mercedes really are quality vehicles.
The Ruby metallic paint work/leather interior are outstanding and a stunning combination that really suits the car. The rear load area benefits from a Mercedes cover and the extremely useful rear bump seat conversion making for a seven-seat option. The car comes with a full book pack (except for the service book which was left at the garage some years ago) and invoices for recent work.
Milestones are delighted to offer this carefully maintained/low ownership E200T. The car is perfect for the car enthusiast seeking a practical, understated, quality car that is equally at home around town or taking the family to Scotland for their annual holiday.
Viewing is strongly recommended – you will not be disappointed