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1990 Mercedes W126 560 SEC – AMG – RHD

Built from 1986 to 1991, the second series of S Class saloon and coupe 560 models were available with increased power from a new 5. 5 litre V8 engine and a full range of ground breaking equipment and ‘firsts’ in the automotive world.

SEC in the German: ‘Sonderklass Einspritzmotor Coupe’ or ‘Special Class injection motor coupe’ in translation was a true range topping / flagship model for Mercedes-Benz during the late 80s into the early 90s. Known for its ability to cruise the continent at high speed, the SEC was the chosen way to travel by F1 driver Nigel Mansell who ordered his in LHD to commute to European Grands Prix and by then F1 Grand Prix commentator and World Champion James Hunt.

Today, the 560 SEC would be extremely well suited to a movement known as ‘Old School Cool’. These large Mercedes-Benz Coupes have gained respectability among collectors who appreciate cars from an era of success and high excess. The 560 SEC was the must have car for the wealthy professional who appreciated quality and engineering. All of this did come at a cost though and the SEC was around the same price new as a Ferrari Testarossa circa 1990.

Our car sports Glacier White bodywork with AMG special order Magnolia suede interior piped in Royal Blue, white instrument dials and Oz split rim alloys and AMG suspension package.

All the normal SEC refinements such as fully electric adjustable front heated seats, the wonderful electric seat belt extenders and electric front and rear windows that expose the pillarless coupe body styling are fully operational.

Our car has completed just 85800, backed up by a history file containing MOT test certificates from 1995 onwards.

The beautiful Glacier White paintwork in wonderful condition complimented with the AMG additions and full suede interior all in remarkable condition with minimal signs of wear, this 560 SEC is ready use and enjoy.

Please contact us for further details.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

1935 Delahaye 135 Spécial – RHD

The all-new Type 135 range was first shown to the public at the 1935 Paris Auto Salon, with both competition and road cars announced.

Race versions featured a larger and more powerful inline-six paired with a shorter and lower chassis than the road car. Referred to as the Compétition Spéciale, they were fitted with a light and simple aluminium body with cycle fenders to reduce drag.

A Delahaye 135 S made its race debut at the 1936 Rally Monte Carlo finishing second overall and to its first significant victory in May of 1936 at the Marseilles Grand Prix. Other victories scored in the 135’s debut season were in the Rallye Feminin Paris Saint-Raphael, the Rallye Paris – Nice and the Grand Prix de Algiers.

With no new competition cars available immediately after the War, the Delahaye 135s continued to race for many more seasons. Due to their long careers, very few examples, if any, have survived in their original condition and some were even re-bodied several times.

Our car chassis number 46121, still with its original engine was delivered new in 1935 with voiture de route coachwork and converted to Spécial with correctly shortened and lowered chassis more recent works carried out by Philippe Moch and by Dominique Tessier.

Well known, documented and registered on a current ‘Carte Grise’ in its native France where it has been campaigned over many years by Jean-Richard Martinez, a respected Gentleman racer who competed at various historic circuits and hill climbs throughout his native France notably, Circuit Des Remparts, Circuit Des Platanes and Grand Prix De Picardie during the eighties / nineties. Many of these events are identified by the original event stickers still in place on the car today.

Please contact us for further details.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

2001 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 – RHD

Supplied in Nero Daytona with Nero leather and Nero carpet, this 360 Spider has just two previous owners from new covering a total mileage of just over 20,000, last keeper 20 years.

Original extras were: Aluminium Calipers, Electric Seats, Silver Stitching, Challenge Front Grill and CD Changer.

Complete with original book pack, tools and 2 keys the 360 has been maintained by QV London in accordance with service schedules despite low mileage.

Please contact us for further details.

£69,995.00

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Cars International Heritage are proud to offer for sale this beautifully restored DB5 Coupe.

  • Total restoration by Cars International
  • Engine upgraded to 4.2 L Specification
  • Originally supplied in LHD to the USA
  • Supplied new with Factory Air Conditioning
  • Fascinating history from new
  • Wonderful accompanying book researched by last owner

Chassis DB5/2266/L was originally purchased by Mr P.A. Lacey of Fort Lauderdale Florida and supplied in White or ‘Platinum’ from the AM colour chart with Black Connolly Vaumol leather trim and all-important Whitewall Avon Turbospeed GT tyres to match the George Harrison DB5. The Factory records confirm the guarantee was issued 20th July 1965 and registered for the road as DGY 336C.

A successful American businessman based in London with homes in Spain and South Africa, Price Andrew Lacey or ‘Andy’ to all that knew him well used the DB5 extensively to tour Europe and South Africa during his time in London. Many of these journeys were recorded on handwritten logs including those from South Africa where the DB5 was used for road trips between his property in Johannesburg and Cape Town, around 1000 miles. It must have been an incredible sight on the roads of SA in the 60s.

In all, Andy clocked up 62,000 miles in just over four years before selling the DB5 to fellow American and NASA employee based in Spain – Alvin Lopez. Returning to the US in 1970, Lopez shipped the DB5 to the USA, its intended destination following production at Newport Pagnell in 65.

Alvin Lopez kept the DB5 for a short time and advertised the car for sale in 1971. Utah based petrol head Wilfred Day saw the advert and made the trip to Pomona California where he purchased chassis 2266/L for $3800. A big fan of native American Muscle cars, Wilfred was keen to add a European GT to his collection and was drawn to the DB5’s beguiling lines.
Wilfred would keep the DB5 for 35 years, until 2007 clocking up a further 40,000 miles on the odometer. During his lengthy ownership the DB5 became a much-loved part of the family regularly taking part in AMOC rallies and shows.

The story jumps forward to 2015 when a US based English film and TV Director based in Los Angeles spots the DB5 at a dealers based in San Diego. Before purchasing the DB5, he visits Wilfred Day and learns about the history of the car from someone who ultimately knows it intimately. Fascinated by the history and background, the DB5 is purchased with the intension of a full restoration to factory original specification.

Choosing Cars International to carry out a total restoration of the car, chassis 2266/L returned to the UK in its 50th year. Completed towards the end of 2016, the restoration included upgrading the engine to 4.2 litres.

The Aston lives once again back in the US, based in Los Angeles and is for sale worldwide with Cars International Heritage.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

2011 Ferrari California 4.3-litre V8, LHD

 

  • 18700 miles from new
  • Full Ferrari / specialist history

A 2011 left hand drive California, sold new in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Previously owned by a returning expat who had acquired the California from an official Ferrari dealer in Riyadh whilst he was living and working in the Middle East. The California returned with him in 2017.

Originally supplied in Rosso Scuderia Red with Nero Black interior, the California was totally wrapped in satin metallic blue. Specification includes ceramic brakes, heated electric seats and cruise control. Last serviced by Ferrari main dealers. Good history folder with many historical documents relating to service history in the UK and Saudi Arabia. UK registered and taxes paid, the California would make a great European touring car in left hand drive configuration.

Please contact us for further details.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

1955 Pegaso Tipo Z-102B 2.8 Saoutchik Coupe Speciale

Designed by Wifredo Ricart – chief engineer at pegaso (ex – Alfa Romeo under Ferrari) this Spanish built GT is one of approximately 18 cars with aluminium bodywork by French coachbuilder Saoutchik.

  • Chassis no. 0102-150 0148 – Engine no. 0102-017 0148
  • Believed to be one of five surviving LHD Saoutchik-bodied Series II Berlinettas
  • The 1954 Paris Auto Salon show car
  • Period competition history
  • Previously part of a number of world famous collections

Originally displayed at the 1954 Paris Salon, the Grand Palais is where Parisian Jean-Claude Lamy saw this Saoutchik bodied Pegaso and immediately purchased it. A keen Rally enthusiast, Lamy entered several rallies including the ’54 Rallye Pan Armoricaine, and the following year’s Rallye Sablé-Solesmes.

Like so many European exotics, the Saoutchik coupé found its way to the USA where Don Rickert used the car in and around Alabama until May 1964 when it was sold to Bill Harrah, the gambling industry magnate who added the Pegaso to his ever-growing collection in Reno, Nevada. Harrah kept the highly original Z-102B in his 1450-car museum until his death in 1978.

Subsequently the Harrah collection was greatly reduced through a series of private sales and auctions, and the Pegaso was acquired by Ralph Englestad for the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in Las Vegas.

In 2017 the museum closed and the Pegaso was sold to a private collector and totally restored to Pebble Beach standards. The Saoutchik bodywork was enhanced with the glamorous two-tone paint scheme inspired by the Series BS2 Éspecial.

In February 2019, 76 years after its debut in the Grand Palais, the Saoutchik coupé returned to Paris for display at the World famous Rétromobile.

Currently forming part of a World class collection of a well-known European collector, this extremely rare and desirable Saoutchik bodied Pegaso is available exclusively with Cars International Heritage.

Please contact us for further details.

Price on request

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

1939 Lagonda Rapide V12 Chassis 14103

One of just seventeen V-12 Rapides produced

  • Proven award-winning specialist restoration
  • Cosmetically and mechanically superb
  • W.O. Bentley’s advanced engineering masterpiece
  • Modified to Le Mans specification with 4 carburetors
  • Highly collectable and eligible for events Worldwide

Considered by some to be the masterpiece of W.O. Bentley’s engineering skills following his departure from Rolls Royce, the Lagonda V12 Rapide was launched to the world in 1938 as conflict loomed over Europe. The V12 model featured an all new 4480 cc 60 degree V12 engine designed by W. O. Bentley.

The Rapide V12 was introduced by Lagonda as a high-performance luxury grand-tourer. Designed by Lagonda’s in-house designer, Frank Feely who went on to work for Aston Martin, the Rapide DHC remains a strikingly beautiful car, offering an understated British take on the 1930s streamliner look. The DHC was built on a shortened chassis with rakish two-seater bodywork. A small removable rear bench seat is located behind the driver and passenger.

One of the last cars produced from a total of just 17 – V12 Rapides built, chassis 14103 has the lower radiator shell, Sanction 3 engine and was equipped with the new modified connection rods, water pump, oil suction filter, thermostat, oil level and filler, trailing front brake shoes and undrilled front brake drums. These modifications are all recorded on the factory build sheet for the car.

Production was short-lived before the disruption of the war in 1940. Chassis 14103 was completed in the September of 1939, just weeks after war broke out, and was soon exported to the United States, where it remained until 1989. On its return to the UK it was restored, and its V12 upgraded to effective Le Mans spec, with four carburettors and modified heads.

Factory records confirm that the Rapide was originally delivered in light blue with blue-grey leather, grey hood and walnut woodwork with two carburettors. Post restoration by the current owner the Rapide is now solid black over grey metallic with tobacco brown leather seats and carpets. Functional safety belts are fitted, trimmed to match the stylish interior. The current owner also sanctioned the conversion to Le Mans Specification with four carburettors, using a new head supplied by the previous owner, as used on the two modified V12s with four carburettor engines that were entered for the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans where they finished third and fourth.

Purchased by the current owner at the Goodwood sale of Lagonda’s, chassis was previously owned by the late Derek Green from 2002-2005. A photographic record of the award-winning marque specialist restoration is on file and available to view on request.

This extremely rare and highly collectable Lagonda V12 Rapide is both cosmetically and mechanically superb and eligible for events Worldwide.

Please contact us for further details.

Price on request

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Short Chassis Volante LHD

An original UK Right Hand Drive DB6 Vantage engine car converted to Short Chassis Volante specification.

  • DB6 conversion to Short Chassis specification by marque specialists circa 2012
  • Upgraded to full Vantage specification
  • Fully documented build / restoration
  • Stunning alternative to a standard DB5 / DB6

Built by a UK marque specialist and completed circa 2018 in LHD configuration to showcase their manufacturing and restoration skills for a European based collector and established client of the business.

Just 37 Short Chassis Volantes were originally built by Aston Martin during 1965 and 1966. Essentially a crossover model between the outgoing DB5 and the new model DB6. The original cars used the remaining shorter chassis from the DB5. The Short Chassis was the first model to use the ‘Volante’ name.

A complete photographic record of the car details the extent of its build and quality of workmanship to produce what could possibly be identified as a continuation car.

Supplied in Gun Metal Grey Metallic with red hide interior and black hood, the Short Chassis has an upgraded Vantage specification engine with Weber Carburetors and upgraded 5 speed manual gearbox.

Please contact us for further details.

Price on request

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

One of only 42 produced for the UK Market

One owner, previously part of a well-known UK Collection

4,700 miles from new with full service records

Optional Fiorano handling package and complete with all books, tools & owners’ package

A truly collectable front engine V12 manual transmission coach built open Ferrari.

Recent light restoration of the Barchettas interior just completed taking care of the ‘sticky’ switchgear issue of Ferraris from this period.

Further details to follow.

Price on application.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758

1938 Rolls Royce Wraith

Sedanca Coupe With Coachwork By Gurney Nutting

Originally sold new to the World famous actor and comedian George Formby OBE.

Our research indicates this one of only two Sedanca Coupe’s built by Gurney Nutting on the RR Wraith chassis.

It has recently been the subject of a meticulous concours restoration and subsequently the winner of an RREC first in class award.

Available with Factory Records and original UK registration FLH 5.

Further details to follow.

Price on application.

Contact:
Kent Thirley
kent.thirley@carsinternational.com
+44 (0) 7774 953111

Cars International Heritage
Globe House,
15 Purdeys Way,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1ND
+44 (0) 1702 531758