Classic Car Shop
The Classic Car Shop is proud to announce the opening of our new showroom complex and offices!
We are currently Selling or Renting our old premises as it is now surplus to requirements.
The Estate Agent signage clearly states For Sale or To Let and “Business Unaffected”.
So to clarify, the BUILDING is available For Sale or To Let........but the BUSINESS (The School Garage) continues as normal in our new premises.
Our old premises
Our new premises
95% of the Cars we sell are our own cars in stock, and carry an in-house warranty.
Recently to comply with the sale of goods Act we have had several issues that we have had to rectify due to Third Party’s misdescribed vehicles from private or unknown sources.
From the 1st of May 2018, we will only take Cars on a consignment basis that we have sold previously to clients, or Cars offered By reliable sources whom we both know and trust.
Our standard commission has always been 20% plus VAT off the final selling price, which includes all storage, insurance, and full website and magazine marketing from our chosen and proven list.
All extra pre sale costs or repairs ( if any) to comply with the sale of Goods act are charged to the client.
We are ONLY interested in top cars with provenance like the ones we own and stock.
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The car has arrived, and it is absolutely stunning. It also drives like a dream. As promised I gave Anthony 20 euro (gave him a tip as well, as he was very nice to deal with) to make up for the shortfall in the asking.
It’s been a real pleasure doing business with you. You’re an old school gent- I will be coming to you for any future classic car purchases and so will my family.
Good Evening Martin,
Thank you for the courtesy extended to me on my visit today. It was indeed a pleasure to see such a beautiful example of a 500SEL nicely presented. As promised I have forwarded the Aston Martin pictures to David Clouston who has nice vehicle collection.
Having seen the standard of vehicles on your site today I would have no problem recommending customers to you and will do so if the opportunity arises. Good luck with the sale of the car to Joe, he is a gentleman to deal with and I am sure he will want to own it.
Just a word to confirm that the Austin Healey has well arrived and been properly delivered by Anthony today.
The car is even more beautiful than expected. Thanks. I hope now that all parts will operate properly in the future!
Lovely to talk to you Martin,
What a lovely gentleman makes a real change in this day and age.
Would you be kind enough to send more pics front on... and the inside including the dash board etc.
Absolutely fantastic, the car is exactly as described I am well impressed thanks. Stephen’s delivery was on time professional and very attentive pleasure to deal with.
I am sure we will do more business in the future.
If you have a client that is interested please send him to wonderful Somerset. (on your terms)
I cannot allow her off my property unless sold.
100k to me is hard earned and deserved, you deal daily with 500k cars with a blink of an eye, i do not.
Bless you Martin for your interest and care, i have never dealt with a classic car dealer before and you are truly a gentleman.
All the best,
Car arrived safely (virtually wrapped in cotton wool) and is a real pleasure to drive – my old 320 was nice but this reminds me of the enjoyment of my old 1990 500SL. One disappointment was that the “hot” weather caused the almost all hardtop roof lining to come unstuck from the hardtop – we’ll get it fixed before I put the hardtop way in storage.
Once again many thanks for your patience with all this.
Best wishes to you your family and your colleagues.
Have today sent money for car. It should reach you tomorrow. Please let me know if it doesn’t arrive.
It was really nice meeting Peter. I could have talked shop all day with him. Such a nice person and a talented restorer who loves what he does.
Looking forward to seeing the Vauxhall again and taking it for a long drive. Delivery when convenient for you, but it would be helpful to have advance notice because away in motor caravan quite often.
Nice doing business with you.
Thank you so much the car looks amazing! A first class job thank you so much! If you ever need anyone for a reference (you most likely don’t because it speaks for itself) please give them my name.
Peter has done a superb job and you can see the attention to detail.
Thank you again and hope to do business again soon.
General Manager, The Gonville Hotel Cambridge
You will be pleased to know that your cheque has arrived here. Thank you.
Dennis and I would like to re express our gratitude for your understanding of our predicament over this last 12 months and for your subsequent patience and kindness in handling this affair for us.
Be warned, if we ever find ourselves within striking distance of The School Garage we will invite ourselves in to shake your hand in person.
Jan and Dennis Chorley
I am delighted with the Sunbeam and have experienced some excellent drives to familiarise myself with the car. Thank you and your splendid mechanic, Wil, for sorting out initial gremlins. The vehicle has been much admired and I am most grateful for your expert attention.
CAR OF THE WEEK - DRIVING MALLORCA & CLASSIC CAR CLUB - 21/04/2016
AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK2
This week’s car was a simple choice, to be honest, given the number of people gathered around to admire it’s almost new condition. Austin Healeys have become very much sought-after by collectors and driving enthusiastsw orldwide, and this particular car must be amongst the most desirable on the market! That’s right – it’s currently for sale! And let me tell you why.
First registered in 1961, it is an Austin Healey 3000 MK2 BT7. With triple SU car burettors and overdrive gearbox, it is an original “matching number” example, with left hand drive, and a valuable Factory Heritage Certificate. Not only that, it has been uprated to Fast Road Specification, with upgraded brakes & suspension, sports exhaust, oversize tyres and a works hardtop.
Baffled by all that technical stuff? Let me put this simply. It’s the real deal! And having had only 3 owners from new, with only 29,000 miles on the clock, and with an unrepaired body, I challenge you to find a better example anywhere, let alone on our lovely island!
WE PAY TOP PRICES For the Very BEST Examples of all CLASSIC CARS.
NO AUCTION FODDER PLEASE, WE ONLY PURCHASE TOP EXAMPLES, SIMILAR TO CARS WE SELL FROM OUR CURRENT SUPERB STOCK.
ALL CARS MUST HAVE HISTORY and PROVENANCE like the examples we sell.
WE ARE NEVER BEATEN ON PRICE For THE BEST EXAMPLES !!
Urgently wanted - 1962 Bentley S2 saloon
Registration - 890 ELX
Colour - Blue
Condition - Now unknown
But still on the DVLA register and last seen in the UK in 2007
Information as to this car’s whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.
Braddock's Farm 1710
Formerly a farm house up until 1890 This superb barn, measuring 65' by 25', nestles in approx 4 acres of panoramic Cheshire countryside, off a small country lane (via a main road).
Approved for water and electricity, the building is in perfect structural condition and now has full planning permission in place for 2 fabulous 2 bedroom holiday cottages.
For full details contact Martin Daly on 07767 617507.
c1969 Webb 24" Classic Mower
In superb and original order. 5HP Briggs and Stratton engine, just fully serviced and ready to Roll.!! (Complete with seat and roller). £495. Quote ref: NR619
c1961 Atco 34" Classic Mower
Spent all its life at a Maidstone cricket ground. Stunning, original, just serviced and ready to roll. Complete with roller and chair. £695. Quote ref: NR620
1938 built (first registered 1940) Wolf 125cc Hand gear change
This is one of the last of the Wolf brand motor cycles, which emanated from the Wolverhampton factory, to be built. Rare twin-port Villiers engine, all matching numbers. Was part of the famous Wheatcroft Donnington Park GP collection. Superb, original and very very rare. £4,950. Quote ref: NR219
1954 Norton Dominator 88 500cc
Original UK matching numbers example. Two owners, low mileage and in near Concours condition. Truly stunning! Quote ref: NR719
1999 T. Laverda 750S.
847 miles from new. As new, out of its box. From a private collection of super-bikes. Quote ref: NR578
2003 Harley Davidson 1800 S&S Super
Springer soft-tail, massive spec of custom parts include JB Billet callipers, stainless wire wheels, full chrome, Bub sports exhaust, Corbin seat, Led rear light, chrome hooded front lamp. Over 40k spent on this superb, Concours winning example. Stunning. Quote ref: NR690
1936 Panther 250 OHV with hand gear change
Fish tail exhaust model, rigid forks etc. Superb original machine, fresh from the Donnington park motor museum. Quote ref: NR178
1957 Zundapp Bella 154R (148cc)
This time warp example has covered 1,700 miles from new, with all its original documentation, MOTs, handbook, and buff logbook and is the best in existence? Quote ref: NR588
1960 Velocette Venom Clubman MK1 500cc
Concours winning example, over £8,000 spent by it's last owner of over 15 years. This is as good as it gets! All matching numbers, tools, handbooks, etc. Quote ref: NR435
1926 Levis 2¼ HP
Superb and original and very rare like this. Complete with original buff log book, they don't come better. Quote ref: NR315
1928 Levis 250 2 stroke
Hand change with original Norfolk registration number and buff log book. This amazing little machine has spent its life in the Norfolk countryside and is in time warp condition. Quote ref: NR307
1979 (one of the first built) Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood replica. Three owners, 14,000 Km, mint and original. Quote ref: NR330
1928 Ariel Special
This very rare and interesting machine is fitted with a 680cc V twin JAP engine. Hand gear change, bum pad, original registration number. Fascinating and very fast. Quote ref: NR304
1937 Velocette 350 MAC
Three owners from new, restored by it's second owner to concours winning standards (last award May 2004). Matching engine and frame numbers, original registration number and old buff log book. The best we have ever seen. Quote ref: NR398
1967 Velocette LE Water-cooled
Totally original and un-restored example with low mileage. A time warp. Quote ref: NR396
1948 Brockhouse Corgi 98cc
Total restoration, mint example and very rare. Quote ref: NR114.
1960 Triumph Tiger 110 650cc
Original matching numbers example. Old buff log book. Competition magneto. The finest we have seen. A complete timewarp with original reg. no. Quote ref: NR336
1957 Maico-Letta 250 (Rolls-Royce of Scooters).
Known to us for many years, superb original example and very low mileage. Stunning. Quote ref: NR624
2009 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 (Diesel)
Black metallic with full black leather and black piano wood. Massive factory spec, one previous owner, 26,000 miles only, FLRSH. Original mint example. £32,950. Supercharged grill and vents available on this vehicle. (number plate available by separate negotiation).
Quote ref: NR740 2003 Landrover Defender TD5 (Diesel SWB)
Blue with white top, white wheels and grey trim. 2 owners, 37,000 miles only with FSH, all books, tools and documents. In mint, unmarked condition. Truly stunning. Quote ref: NR704
2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo Diesel
Alaska white with tan leather bespoke trim. 22" black alloys, tinted glass, air-cond, chrome sport exhaust tail pipes, Harmon Kardon sound system. One previous owner, 13,900 miles with FRRSH and recently serviced in the last few hundred miles. As new. Quote ref: NR697
2008 Landrover Defender 90 County HT SWB 2.4 Diesel.
Stornoway grey with black trim. 5 alloys, sunroof, electric windows, stereo, cup holders, cent/locking with alarm. One owner, 22,000 miles only with FLSH. Unmarked and stunning. Quote ref: NR673
2004 (54) Range Rover Vogue (HSE SPEC) TD 6.
Adriatic blue with blue leather piped. Total spec, 20" alloys with new tyres,
one owner from 8 months old, 51,000 miles only with full dealer service history. Has NEVER towed anything. In mint, original condition, NO dents or paintwork ever. Looks 2 years old, only selling due to arrival of new Range-Rover. A better example you will not find!! Quote ref: NR670
1952/3 Saurer 4 MH Swiss Artillery Tractor.
One of only 363 built. Powered by a 5.3 4cyl diesel engine and the only known example in the UK. In superb original condition, stored for many years, low engine miles/hours, in perfect working order and 100% correct. Swiss ordnance vehicle, hence colour of grey. Stunning. Quote ref: NR546
1957 Willys Hotchkiss Jeep
In stunning original condition. 24 volt electrics, all matching numbers, weather equipment, original axe and shovel etc. They do not come better than this, very rare. Quote ref:NR555
1952 Landrover Minerva 80" SWB
This extremely rare example was built for the Belgian army. It is totally correct in every detail, matching numbers and was the subject of a comprehensive restoration a few years ago. Superb to drive, a collectors must. Quote ref: NR249
1949 Landrover Series 1 80" SWB RHD
Finished in bronze green. Ground up restoration to concours standards between 1991 and 2001 and as good if not better, in our opinion, to any in the marketplace. Interesting history. Quote ref: NR262
1951 Landrover Series I 80" RHD
This is, according to several experts and 3 rivet counters, the best in the country, possibly the world. Restored at great expense c£11,000 by one of Englands most celebrated Landrover specialists. Two owners since 1964 and correct in every detail. Quote ref: NR181
1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior
Full FIA, papers, superb history , famous first owner. In Mint, restored Condition. Could be the best there is.?? Quote ref: NR432
1935 MG PA/B Special Supercharged Racing car.
Monza Red, VSCC/Brooklands Sprint history. Recent engine and supercharger restoration. ENV 75 pre-select gearbox, 950 cc supercharged engine (running on methanol). VSCC documentation, very very rare and in perfect running order, ready to race/sprint etc. Stunning !! Quote ref: NR530
1973 Clan Crusader production sports racing car (Racing this season)
One of five factory built cars, 110+bhp, full race spec, full documentation of recent mechanical rebuild plus factory specifications etc. Ready to race. Engine just rebuilt by specialist. For full details, history etc please phone. Very rare opportunity to acquire a highly competitive sports car. Quote ref: NR065
1970 Piper GTT
Finished in silver with black trim. Full mechanical and chassis rebuild carried out less than 500 miles ago at a cost of c£10,000. Superb historic/classic race car, very quick with an excellent and comprehensive history file. Please phone for full details. Quote ref: NR246
1976 Tiga (Shenkin and Ganley) Formula Ford Racing Car. No. 20 of 21
This superb and rare example has recently been completely restored by its' previous owner to a very high standard and is eligible for sprinting or racing in several classic events. Complete with its' competition trailer. Quote ref: NR241
Wanted! Sports racing cars in superb condition with FIA papers and good provenance/history, eligible for all top historic races such as Classic Le Mans.
1928 Bentley 6.5 litre 2 door Park Ward Coupe
Finished in Brooklands racing green with green leather interior. This superb and rare motor car was completely and meticulously restored between 1995 and late 1996 and is one of six known examples remaining in the world today. No originality has been sacrificed at all, although it has a superb and completely reversible engine modification done to enhance performance, thus being more suitable for modern day driving conditions. Although value for money is a vulgar phrase amongst discerning Bentley purchasers, this Bentley represents superb value for money compared with similar examples offered at extortionate prices. Quote ref: NR147
1912 EMF Type 30 Four Seat Tourer Chassis #42286
A stunning near Concours example that has had a fortune spent by last owner. Including the option of electronic power steering as well as normal steering. Superb to drive, very easy to handle, a beautiful Edwardian motor car. £36,950. Quote ref: NR782
1922 Bentley 3 Litre Red Label Bobtail Chassis #91, Reg. No XL3595
One of the oldest Bentleys in existence. A stunningly original, rare Bobtail with early racing history and registered with the Bentley Drivers Club since 1935. Superb and interesting history and a joy to drive. £POA. Quote ref: NR759
1908 Sears Model J Horseless Carriage
Twin cylinder with twin exhaust. In superb, original, condition and perfect working order. First owner till 1952, has been in 2 museums since. Very rare with superb history and period photographs from its early days in Atlanta. Quote ref: NR709
1914 Darraq V14 3 Ltr (16 HP) 2 Seater and Dickey
French blue with black leather. Full weather equipment plus picnic basket. Superb and beautifully maintained example with excellent history and documentation. Last owner of many years VSCC and VCC member. Quote ref: NR708
1928 Singer Junior 4 Door Tourer
Burgundy with black mudguards. Original buff logbook, original tax disk, restored to concours condition approx 10 years ago, has been in private collection since. THE BEST WE HAVE SEEN. Quote ref: NR322
1924 Talbot Darracq 2 door Boat tail with Dickey Seat
This superb and rare motor car spent a large amount of it's life in New Zealand before it went to it's last owner of many years. Recently re-commissioned after a long period of dry storage. Superb history file, matching numbers and a delight to drive. Quote ref: NR596
1922 Citroen 5CV Cloverleaf very rare 7.5 HP model.
Genuine 3 seater (one swivel seat) matching numbers example. Restored to Concours winning standards by the same family as the car below, equally stunning and nicer to drive due to it's up-rated power train. Quote ref: NR486
1929 Bentley 4.5L VDP Open Sports Tourer (Restored to Old Mother Gun spec.)
This magnificent motor car was restored by one of the leading Bentley aficionados to concours winning standards. Please phone/email for full details etc. Quote ref: NR466
1925 Citroen Cloverleaf 5CV 7.5 HP Engine.
Yellow, with black leather trim. All correct period fittings, original London reg. and buff logbook. Restored to a very high standard by its last owner. Engine fully rebuilt by marque expert in 2004 (fully documented history file). Very hard to find as good as this stunning little car. Quote ref: NR508
1922 Citroen 5CV Cloverleaf.
This superb little car is, without doubt, the best example we have ever seen. Circa £25,000 was lavished over an 8 year period by its last owner. It is now a Concours winning example. Stunning.!! Quote ref: NR452
1931 Bentley 8 Litre Saloon.
Coachwork By Mulliner. # YF 5001. Historically this is one of the most important 8 litre Bentleys; it was the first production model and its first owner was the famous film and stage star of the thirties, Mr Jack Buchanan. Restored to Concours winning condition by the late Geoff Huckle in 1986/7 and has won the prestigious Kensington Garden Award for best restoration. This is as good as it gets. A serious motor car for a serious owner. Quote ref: NR380
1906 De-Dion Bouton. Model AM 9 HP. (single cylinder)
2 seater, restored by it's last owner Of 23 years, VCC registered (with dating cert) no. 1461. Has just been fully re-commissioned in our work-shop after storage. A superb and rare find like this!! Quote ref: NR440
1930 (31 model) Morris Major 2 door Sports Saloon with fabric body 6cyl engine
This very rare motor car spent most of it's life in a sleepy Suffolk village and has recently undergone a total refurbishment. We think it's the best you will find. Quote ref: NR392
1935 Austin 7 Opal
Royal blue with black mud guards and blue leather trim. This superb original example has had three owners from new, the first owner had it 32 years. It has it's original buff log book and handbook and a service history file anybody would be proud of. The best we have seen to date. Quote ref: NR300
1904 Darracq 4 seat open tourer
2.5 ltr 2 cylinder. This superb and very rare motor car has competed in many London to Brighton rallies and was once owned by the chairman of the RAC. It is in superb original order. It has a full and wonderful history and is arguably the best of its type in existence. Sister car to Genevieve! Quote ref: NR425
1912 Delage TR (12HP) 2 seater
VCC reg. no. 1396. This very rare example, finished in traditional French blue was restored by it's previous owner between 1994 and 1998 to a very high and exacting standard that has been used in many VCC rallies since. A piece of motoring history. Quote ref: NR280
c1927 Rally ABC Voiturette
With Chapuis Dornier dry sump Le Mans engine. In private collection for many years, has just been completely re-commissioned to a very high standard. Thought to be one of two in existence of this specification. A unique opportunity to acquire a very rare motoring treasure. Quote ref: NR385
1932 Riley Gamecock 2 seat Open Sports
Burgundy and black with maroon soft-top. This magnificent rare motor car is believed to have had one previous owner (a family) before the last one and was the subject of a total restoration to exacting standards aprox. 5 years ago. Possibly the best there is. Quote ref: NR250
1924 Singer Two Seat, Open Tourer with Dickey Seat.
Royal blue, black trim, superb mint example and very seldom seen as good as this, a credit to it's last owner, who spent both time and money re-commissioning this motor car.!! Quote ref: NR360
1934 Singer 9 Sport Four Seater Convertible
Burgundy over old English white. Restored to concours standards by it's last owner between 1989 and 1996. One of the best in the world with a very interesting history. Quote ref: NR272
1999 T Mercedes C200 Elegance Auto
Midnight blue with grey trim, alloys, air-cond, full electric pack. 1 owner, 90,000 miles only with FMBSH. Super car in lovely original condition. Quote ref: NR660
1999(2000)MDL Jaguar XJR 4.0 Supercharged Auto.
Anthracite with doeskin leather, aircond, criuse, electric sun roof, full electric pack, latest alloys, 90000 miles, full Jaguar main dealer history. 2 Owners, in Mint out of the box condition. Quote ref: NR402
1994 (one of the last built) Jaguar XJ GOLD 3.2 Sport
Saphire blue with light tan leather, alloys, air-cond, full electric pack, 67,000 miles, full service history. Stunning example. Quote ref: NR410
2002 (model) Jaguar XKR Supercharged Coupe
Finished in anthracite black with warm charcoal leather. 20" wheels, big brakes, massive spec, one owner, 19,000 miles only, FJSH (just fully serviced by main dealer). Mint example (12 months+ factory warranty) Quote ref: NR331
2000 W (face-lift) Mercedes 230 SLK Compressor.
Silver with red and black leather, alloys, air-cond, ASR Plus Massive spec. 60000 Miles FMBSH. Mint, out of the box condition. Quote ref: NR400
1998 Jaguar XK8
Champagne silver with doe skin leather trim. Total spec includes 18" alloys, air-cond, cruise, CD and cup holder. 29,000 miles only with FJSH. This beautiful car is in "as new" condition, best we have seen for a long time. Quote ref: NR393
All Jaguar X300 Saloons as above, supercharged, 4 ltr Sovereign, 3.2 Sport, 6 cyl and V8 specifications, 1994-2003. Must have full Jaguar service history. Up to 100,000 miles. Best prices paid nationwide for pristine examples. Also, prestige cars such as Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Rolls Royce, Daimler, Jaguar etc etc.