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All cars are fully inspected by our qualified automotive engineers with over 50 years classic car knowledge prior to being offered for sale so that you can purchase with complete confidence.

 

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Humber Sceptre Mk III (Auto) – Stunning Car

 

The Sceptre MK III was introduced in 1967 as part of the Rootes “Arrow” range.  This model was the best-appointed version with Humber's tradition of building luxury cars and features wood-veneer fascia, full instrumentation, adjustable steering column, vinyl roof and the more powerful version of the 1,725cc engine.

 

Milestone Classics are always looking for classic family saloons from the 60s/70s and we are delighted to market this superior specification 1971 Humber Sceptre.  The car has spent nearly all her life in and around Dorset & Somerset where she was first registered and is a real credit to the four previous owners who have clearly cherished her.

 

Finished in the rare factory colour option of Pewter the paint presents well with a deep shine, straight panel gaps and good chrome.  The contrasting red interior upholstery really suits the car and the original deep pile carpets, wood veneers and fully loaded dashboard make for an inviting driving experience. 

 

The large history file dating back to the 1980’s contains lots of invoices, MOT’s, car show prize certificates etc.  The engine was replaced in 1989 (Chrysler reconditioned unit running on unleaded fuel) and has covered around 35,000 miles since.  

 

On the road the rare option automatic gearbox is a delight and the Humber does not disappoint easily coping with modern road conditions – the previous owner described her as his perfect long-distance cruiser.

 

We have been genuinely impressed with how competently the Sceptre performs offering an engaging drive for the driver wanting a superior level of comfort and we expect her to find a new home quickly.

PRICE: £7995

MGB GT V8 – Fast Road Factory MGB GT V8

British Leyland introduced the factory MGB GT V8 in 1973.  The cars were well received at the time, but poor build quality and the fuel crisis meant that only 2,591 had been manufactured when production ceased in 1976.

In 2010 David Bradshaw (DICE Racing) purchased our Factory V8 from just the fourth owner with the intention of building an FIA approved fast road/track car.  Over the next four months the MG was placed on a roller and every component removed from the MG and checked, refurbished or replaced – hundreds of man hours were put into the project and the final result was an absolute testament to the skill and knowledge of the team that undertook the project.

Work Included:

·       Sebring front/rear wings & custom front spoiler

·       Engine & gearbox rebuilt including fast road cam

·       Rear axle rebuilt and suspension upgraded (Koni adjustables)

·       Wheels/brakes – EBC pads with off-set Minilite wheels

·       Professional respray in original Flamenco Red – body colour underneath

·       Re-trimmed interior & harnesses 

Shortly after completion the car found a new home in France and covered just 4,000 miles in six years being used for light regularity road use

(Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zAJwz1TPuY

In 2017 the V8 returned to the UK and used by a retired gentleman on Cornish roads before Milestone Classics purchased/marketed the car in 2018

The new owner wanted to create the MG of his dreams.  The car was sent to Batemans Performance & Restoration (West Sussex) - work completed:

·       Steering: Easy steer power steering fitted

·       Front Suspension: Competition front springs (600lbs/7.75” long)

·       Rear Suspension: New springs, poly-bushed, new bump stop pedestals

·       Transmission: All fluids changed, re-bushed gear leaver linkage

·       Brakes: Modified handbrake operation

·       Exhaust System: New performance exhaust manifolds/exhaust system

·       Carburation: New fuel hoses & filter, new air-filters and service carbs

·       Engine Breathing: Renew all filters and hoses

·       Ignition: New plugs/HT leads/electronic ignition/upgraded coil/timing adj

 

We sold the car last year and was delighted when the owner, a regular Milestones customer, asked to part-exchanged the GT V8 against our Heritage re-shelled MGB Roadster – he simply wanted a convertible and trusts the quality of the cars we market

 

Today the MGBGT V8 is available at a fraction of the build cost.  She is an utterly engaging drive with that wonderful V8 soundtrack - we recommend early viewing.

PRICE: £18995

Triumph Stag: Full Restoration + Manual/O’drive

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.  Post-production solutions to this lack of development have been applied and the Stag is now recognised as a stylish classic with values rising quickly over recent years

The previous lady owner bought her Royal Blue Stag in 1994 and after enjoying the car instructed Faversham Classics (Triumph Stag Specialists) to undertake a full photographic restoration of her car.  

In 2002 the Triumph was stripped to a bare shell, all paint removed, new wings/inner arches/splash panels/sills/valance fitted, suspension rebuilt & powder coated, new hood, carpets, dashboard and all mechanical inspected (original Triumph engine retained) and overhaul as required…the list simply goes on and on.

 

The final cost was in excess of £15,000 and the result was a stunning car that she loved and cherished for the next fifteen years.   Milestones purchased the car when the owner gave up driving three years ago and the car found a new home with a retired engineer who was utterly impressed by the quality of the restoration.

In his ownership the Triumph has been meticulously maintained and used for a variety of road trips in the UK and across Europe – she has not missed a beat - and we were absolutely delighted when Terry asked us to market the car on his behalf.

Without question this is one of the best Triumph Stags on the market today.  The Royal Blue bodywork with black hood/interior is a stunning combination + the car comes with body colour hardtop.  Mechanically, the car drives as good as she looks with brisk performance and intoxicating V8 soundtrack

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.

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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 have never sold a TR7 and we have to say that we never realised just what we were missing……

 

Our 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 dash board 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

PRICE: £7995

Mazda MX5 Eunos – Restored/Stunning Example

The MX-5 was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show on February 10, 1989, with a price tag of US$14,000. The superb chassis, predictable handling and willing engine made the car an instant success across the world and early, well maintained examples are now highly desirable.  

 

At Milestone Classics we do have a soft spot for MX5’s - Jamie owned one for five years with regular track days - and very occasionally find one to meet our exacting standards - this is only the third in five years.

 

Finished in metallic silver this lovely car has been owned by a mature Japanese car enthusiast and retired engineer for the past seven years and is only being sold due to a change in circumstances.

 

The bodywork was restored (new old stock wings and resprayed) in 2016 and is superb with an excellent deep shine/blemish free finish that is as good underneath as it is on top, the pictures speak for themself.  The interior also received attention with new carpets and trim, this is simply one of the best mk1s we have ever seen, it really is like a two year old car.

 

On the road the MX5 is everything you hope and expect.  The owner was looking to improve road holding so the car was lowered by 30mm and just about every suspension component replaced including adjustable dampers and brakes upgrade.

 

The engine/gearbox were inspected but required no major work although a stainless-steel exhaust was fitted to provide a very pleasant soundtrack  The large history folder includes MOT’s back to 2004 (the car was imported from Japan in 1999 and has covered 50,000kms in the UK) with invoices in excess of £10,000.

 

Structurally and aesthetically this MX5 is one of the best we have seen - on the road the car performs/handles exactly as she should and is utterly engaging – and both of us would like to keep her!

 

MX5’s of this standard rarely come to market.  Ready to use and enjoy as an everyday commute, high days & holiday car with the odd track day for fun we think this car ticks all the boxes…

PRICE: £7995

Triumph Stag: Full Restoration/Automatic

 

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.  Post-production solutions to this lack of development have been applied and the Stag is now recognised as a stylish classic with values rising quickly over recent years

 

Milestone Classics are delighted to market a second Triumph Stag during August, this time an automatic finished in Tahiti Blue with tan ambla trim, tan carpets, black mohair soft top, and walnut dash – it is a stunning combination. 

 

The Triumph was fully restored during 1998/1999 with pictures of the engine rebuild (Faversham Classics) & body restoration in the history file and the Stag has covered just 20,000 miles since this work was completed.

 

Recent maintenance has included new wheel bearings, prop shaft U/J’s, cooling system hoses and petrol pump.

 

On the road the car is, as you would expect with any Milestones car, a pleasure to drive.  Power steering, servo assisted brakes and the original Triumph V8 provides an utterly addictive soundtrack.

 

The large history folder contains pictures of work completed during the restoration, lots of invoices, old MOT’s, driver’s handbook etc. - the car has been clearly cossetted by the previous keepers.  Milestones sold this car last year to a regular customer who has now decided to move to something a little smaller (our Wolseley 1300). 

 

Ready to be used and enjoyed for extended road trips or simply a trip down to the local pub this Stag will provide lots of pleasure and many happy memories to the lucky new keepers.

PRICE: £19995

Peugeot CTi Automatic – Full History/Low Owners

The 205 GTi hit the streets in 1984 and, like the Golf GTi, it redefined small car performance motoring. In 1986 the beefier 1.9/130bhp car was introduced along with the drophead cabriolet styled by Pininfarina with a rare automatic gearbox option.  The car provided entertaining soft-top performance motoring in a stylish package and today well-maintained examples are highly prized

Milestones are always on the lookout for “starter” classics that look good and can be used & enjoyed regularly on a budget with good spares availability - the “Pug” ticks all the boxes.  The car was exported to Japan in 1991 in a shipment of 400 cars that included 309’s, 205 GTi’s and CTi’s – nearly all were automatics.  They were returned to Peugeot (the story is they failed the emissions test) and Peugeot UK bought the entire consignment with most being sold in London and home counties

Registered in 1992 the car has covered just 96,000.  The Peugeot started life as a garage demonstrator (so nice specification/colour combination) and then with the first private owner for ten years.  In 2003 the car changed hands and went into a family’s private car collection spending around 14 years in a heated garage alongside a collection of De Loreans.

In 2017 the car was sold to the last owner who spent nearly £5,000 re-commissioning the car and she now drives very well with willing engine and easy changing autobox.

The bodywork/paint presents very well with no corrosion and just the odd blemish commensurate with age/light usage.  The original hood operates easily, has a clear rear screen and only light wear.  

The interior is lovely - the car has a high specification including electric windows, power steering and air conditioning.  The large history folder has lots of invoices (from 1993 onwards), old MOT’s, Bills of Sale etc.

Ready to use and enjoy this CTi would be perfect as a daily driver with a difference or a classic to use on high days and holidays.  

PRICE: £4995

Mercedes SL280 Auto – Hardtop\FSH

There are now six generations of the SL which started with the iconic Gullwing 300 SL in 1954 - the fourth generation SL (R129) roadster was in production between 1989 to 2002,  The new model was a technological masterpiece with a wealth of new features wrapped in an alluring designed that catapulted Mercedes well and truly into the 21st Century. 

 

Milestone Classics have been looking for an outstanding R129 for some time and this car is one of the best we have seen.  The last keeper owned the car from 2008 so she has never fallen into the hands of an owner that scrimps on maintenance.  The large history file contains every MOT (since 2003 when first MOT issued), fully stamped (14 stamps) service book, lots of invoices plus the original MB book pack.  The car received a major service in July 2019 (£1,500) that included cambelt change, water pump, all consumables plus front suspension wishbones (one had a squeak)

 

On the road the car drives perfectly, the straight six 280 is a marvellous engine that is quick but economical and makes all the right noises.   The controls fall easily to hand and the silver metallic paint with black leather interior is a stunning Mercedes combination.

 

The R129 flies under the radar and the later cars are the ones to buy.  The car is the perfect classic choice to use as an everyday driver that will put a smile on your face or to keep as a “sleeper” to save for the golf club, pub, walking the dog (nice rear seat) or a weekend away while values increase.

 

Everybody should own at least one SL.  We recommend an early test drive in order to fully appreciate the merits of these stunning cars.

PRICE: £7995

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. 

PRICE: £22995

 

 

BMW E30 320 (Manual): 2 Door/Stunning Car

The BMW E30 is the second generation of the BMW 3 Series which was produced between 1982/1994 and replaced the E21.  The two door 320/325 models with straight six petrol engine, improved suspension and iconic 1980’s styling was an instant success with press and public alike – sales were strong, and the car remained in production for 12 years

Milestone Classics are delighted to offer this stunning E30 in Brilliant Red – my personal favourite.  The E30 has been owned by the same family since 1992 – was the second owners company vehicle before being transferred to him in 1995 and then his brother-in-law in 2017.

The car has an extensive service history (there are over 30 stamps in the service book) and latterly invoices and bills for parts.  The car has recently received a full service including cambelt & viscous fan.

The body and chassis are absolutely corrosion free (the car has always been garaged) and one of the straightest cars you will find on the market today with superb paint and super straight panel fit.

As you would expect, the E30 is a delight to drive with brisk acceleration, addictive road holding and straight six soundtrack.

This BMW would make a superb high days and holiday classic or an alternative everyday driver for the discerning enthusiast – simply use and enjoy with maximum enjoyment and xero depreciation.

We recommend an early test drive in order to fully appreciate this very desirable 1980’s sport saloon.

PRICE:£9995

Jaguar XJ6 3,4 Series III – Rare Manual Gearbox

The XJ was the flagship luxury car sold by the Jaguar Car Company. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder, and was the car of choice for business, politicians and celebrities alike.  In April 1979, the XJ received a subtle final facelift by Pininfarina and was designated as the Series III.

We have been looking for a manual XJ6 that meets Milestone Classics exacting standards for a long time and are delighted to have finally found a suitable car to offer our customers.  The previous owner, who recommissioned the car, was a retired Jaguar technician and the XJ is an absolute credit to his skill and knowledge.

The car is finished in her original specification of Tudor White with chasseur velour interior – a special order at the time of production that was more expensive than the standard leather.  Indeed, the only item missed off the extra’s list when the car was ordered new were the rear seat belts.

The XJ benefits from factory electric sunroof, electric aerial, central locking, electric windows and excellent Kent alloys with recent factory specification Uniroyal tyres.  The car comes with a nice history file containing factory book pack, lots of invoices, MOTs etc.

On the road the Jaguar drives perfectly.  We road test all the cars we market, and I took my partner away to visit friends travelling over 300 miles in comfort and old fashion style.   The driving experience is virtually identical to the Jaguar Mk2 (at a fraction of the cost) with nicely weighted gear change, power steering/brakes, wood-rim steering wheel and Jaguar leaper on the bonnet making this an utterly engaging “Gentlemen’s Express”.

This car is one of the best XJ6’s on the market and with this specification we expect her to find an appreciative new keeper very quickly

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Triumph TR3a - Fully Restored with Overdrive

The TR3a produced between 1957/1962 was equally at home as everyday transport, rally stage car across Europe or on the racetrack at Le Mans.  Today original UK cars are highly sought after offering utterly engaging motoring with 1950’s style.

At Milestone Classics we always like to keep a small selection of Triumphs in stock and simply could not resist this stunning wide-mouth TR3a that was manufactured on 30th June 1958.

This car is well known in the club as she was owned (1983 to 2010) by John Soffe, the Overseas Co-Ordinator for the TR Owners Club.  John drove thousands of miles all over Europe in this car (and the second TR that he owned) visiting overseas club events and assisting branches set up.

In the early 2000’s he entrusted his pride and joy to a friend who owned a restoration company in Prague and a full no expense spared (photographic) restoration was completed.  Today the car presents extremely well with no corrosion and deep shine in the paint – the true test of any restoration.  The interior also received attention during the restoration and this has mellowed very nicely with lovely seats, door cards & dashboard

In 2010 the car passed to the current owner, an engineer, who was looking for an excellent TR3 for long distance continental touring. 

Since purchasing work has included:

Engine:

·        Ground crank

·        Rear oil seal – new kit 63.5mm

Clutch:

·        TR6 clutch re-drill & tap flywheel

·        Genuine Berg &b Beck 3-PC clutch kit

·        TR6 release bearing carrier (shortened)

·        New clutch spigot bush

Camshaft

·        CR-3 Cam – Approximately 140bhp (flywheel) @ 5,200rpm

·        New followers

·        Recalibrated distributor with electronic (123) ignition

Head:

·        Unleaded head – inserts fitted and ground

·        Bronze exhaust guides x 4

·        Bronze large inlet guides x 4

·        Uprated valve springs x 16

·        Head gasket set

·        Large inlet valve chrome stem set

·        Large exhaust valve set

Bottom End:

·        Fit new softer piston rings

·        Figure ‘8’ seals

·        Front seal

·        Cam bearings & chain

Additional Items:

·        Fuel pump

·        Rebuilt front suspension (negative camber)

·        Heater kit

From the golden age of post war motoring the car drives as good as she looks.  The overdrive option means the TR copes brilliantly with modern traffic, steering/brakes are excellent, and the exhaust note is simply addictive.

This TR3a has been driven as far as Bavaria, numerous trips across France and countless weekends away.  Ready for new adventures she will provide her new owners with lots of pleasure & happy memories for many years to come.

PRICE: £26995

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.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Triumph Spitfire 1500 – Restored/Overdrive 

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 very successful. Production finally ceased in 1980 with the 1500, a much improved car with more powerful engine, superior suspension/brakes and the squared off rear that echoed the Triumph Stag.

Milestones are delighted to offer one of the most original specification Spitfire 1500’s that you could wish to find.  The car was restored over a period in excess of twenty years between 1993 & 2007 and only sold in 2014 because of a change in the owners circumstances.  Work included new body panels as required (the car is body colour underneath), unleaded cylinder-head, rebuilt gearbox/overdrive unit, rear axle and all other components as required.  

In 2016 the Spitfire was purchased by a retired engineer – he wanted the best car he could find to use and enjoy at his retirement home on the Isle of Wight and carried out any minor maintenance work as and when required.

On the road the Spitfire is a real credit to both owners.   The car performs well with no untoward mechanical noise or smoke, the gearbox/overdrive is excellent with a healthy burble through the twin exhaust pipes.

 

The interior – seats, carpets & hood – were all replaced during the restoration and the original wooden dash is excellent with no cracks or lifting in the wood veneer.   The large history file contains invoices and MOT’s back to 1989, previous V5’s and tax discs.

The Spitfire is an excellent way into classic soft-top motoring.  This example will provide the lucky new owners with lots of fun and happy memories for many years to come.

 

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

SOLD

MGB GT – Restored/Royal Connection/Overdrive

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 have done it again – we are delighted to market one of the best MGB GT’s that you will find on the market today with a fascinating history to tell.  Owned by Mr John Collings, the Queen Mothers Head Chauffeur, the car was garaged for many years in the Royal Mews at Clarence House

 

Between 1986/88 the GT was the subject of a complete restoration by Robert Dicks (Willesden Lane, London) with paintwork completed by Hoopers & Co (six coats of paint/four coats of lacquer) including a small ‘JC’ monogram on the door.  The bespoke interior was upgraded by a recommended trimmer and is finished in black velour with red piping – Mr Collins wanted a level of comfort all year around not afforded by the original British Leyland vinyl.

 

Mechanically the car drives as good as she looks having been meticulously serviced and maintained by the previous owners.  The original engine was rebuilt in 1993 with a Kenlowe fan and stainless steek exhaust also fitted providing the classic ‘B Burble’ soundtrack

 

Today the BGT looks as good as it did 30 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

 

As our website demonstrates, we do like nice, well sorted classics.  This GT really does tick all the boxes and will give the new owner lots of pleasure for many years to come

PRICE: SOLD

Mercedes C200 Auto - Investment Quality

1996 Mercedes C200 Elegance Auto

The C-class W202 replaced the long running 190 series in 1993 and early examples were produced under Daimler-Benz until 1998 when Chrysler became involved. It is generally recognised pre-98 vehicles were the last of the brand to benefit from exceptional MB build quality appreciated over decades. Fitted with the 16-valve M111 petrol engine of 1997 offered 134 bhp, achieved 60mph in 10.9 seconds and went on to 124mph with an impressive mpg of 33.4. The C200 was available with a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift option, electric windows, mirrors, central locking, ABS and air bags plus the Elegance trim package with veneer finish. 

Our example was purchased on 26th July 96 and the history file includes the original order form from Vikings (MB) of Canterbury. Selected in Smoke Silver metallic with Mushroom Cloth interior the buyer deleted the sunroof option and selected air-con, cruise control and high-level brake light. Eight speakers, mud flaps and mats brought the purchase price to £26,632: a tidy sum in the mid-nineties. The first owner kept a hand-written log of the Mercedes service details and would often carry out additional oil changes, usually between official services; the MB records are on a 9k schedule.

25/10/97 @ 6368

30/11/98 @ 11827

22/10/99 @ 16635

27/10/00 @ 22055

25/10/02 @ 29632

25/10/04 @ 36385

03/09/08 @ 44581

21/09/10 @ 48139

19/09/12 @ 50829

The C200 has enjoyed limited use over recent years and in fact has covered just 6k miles since 2012; in 2018 the registration was passed to his son who has maintained the car but also found little chance to enjoy it. 

MOT history also confirms the ultra-low mileage which stands at just 55K today, records also show this Mercedes has never failed a test, has no defects or advisories. On the road the Elegance looks right and drives perfectly, belies its 27 years presenting a factory fresh feel in town or at motorway speeds; everything works correctly, and mechanically this C200 is difficult to fault.

Visually, the finish is incredible, original paint all round and minus any supermarket dents or scratches. Obviously, with zero corrosion (Ziebarted from new) whilst the interior is perfect with the front seating protected by original delivery seat covers. Carpets are stain free with no wear and this delightful cabin boasts immaculate trim. This Mercedes is typical of the quality we look for at Milestone’s; fantastic value for an everyday classic or for the entry level enthusiast who seeks a solid investment. No doubt the car has been cherished by the previous owners but is now available for a new considerate custodian to enjoy.  One of the final ‘real’ Merc’s; unblemished with ample Elegance.

PRICE: £3995

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.

 

PRICE: £27995

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. 

 

PRICE: £17495

EST. 2007  Milestone Classics.

VAT             206-5518-23

 

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