Datsun 240Z restoration. £40k

I have always loved these cars, especially on mini-lites and these one are perfect. The retro orange looks great with the grey wheels don’t you think? This restoration looks very high quality, not near new car spec. Got to be  a decent long term investment too? Its advertised on the bay here…..Link .

So much classier than another for sale at the moment with a TVR V8 and ridiculous wheels…..here

 

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Datsun 240z RHD stunning MZR restoration.

This 1972 Californian dry state vehicle has been meticulously restored from a bare metal status and converted to RHD using all original factory rhd metal pressings.

During its preparation at the MZR Roadsports workshop we have included several reliability, safety and performance upgrades.

The result we feel is that this is one of the best Datsun 240z in terms of driving experience,looks and build quality, available world wide today.

For the full specification programme undertaken and further pictures please e mail.

Please take the time to visit our website to understand our intensive process and passion for these cars.

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1990 964 Back-date. £80k

If you can’t afford a Singer Porsche, one of the most beautiful cars ever built in my humble opinion (link) then this will give you some of the look for about 20% of the price. Looks like its been quite well done and the interior looks brand new. Still a lot of money for a basic 964 when you can get a turbo for around £65k….but its a one off….Link

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Here’s a stunning Porsche which has been inspired by the exotic American Singer 911s and it’s a real eye-catcher.
Based on a 964 Carrera 2, the car has been backdated with handcrafted steel panel work. The front wings are S/T items while the rears are RSR, and the bumpers are smooth pre-1973 items. The detailing is all pre1973, too, with polished alloy window frames, early 911 door handles, period lights front and rear with chrome front intakes and a single polished door mirror. A very cool feature is the centrally mounted racing fuel filler in the bonnet.
The 964 suspension has been updated with Bilstein dampers behind stunning 17-inch Fuchs-style wheels – 9-inches wide at the front and 11-inches at the back, shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres. The brakes are new 964 items.
If the exterior is impressive, wait until you get inside. The 964 cockpit has been transformed. Lightweight period Recaro seats are clad in basket weave red vinyl and leather with matching door panels and rear seats. The steering wheel is a lovely Momo Prototipo while genuine 911T basket weave also adorns the dashboard. The radio is a retro-look Caliber unit with all modern conveniences and linked to uprated speakers front and rear. The red theme continues in the luggage compartment which is upholstered in sumptuous quilted red leather.
The engine is a standard 964 unit but because the car is lighter than standard at just 1265kg, it feels more nimble than a 964. The exhaust is a custom Hayward and Scott system which sounds fantastic without being intrusively loud.
The car was the subject of a major feature in the August 2013 issue of 911 & Porsche World magazine.
The Porsche comes with a well-doucmented service history. The Porsche will receive an independent mechanical inspection, be serviced and given 12 month’s MoT and six month’s warranty when it is sold. Part exchange and finance available

2013 XJ13 Jaguar Recreation. £130k

This is a very high end replica of the priceless XJ13 one off sports prototype developed in the late 1960’s to compete against Ferrari and Ford. Built from a 1955 donor car and powered by a 6.3 litre V12 engine giving 375bhp. Just beautiful. Link

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The Jaguar XJ13 was a one off sports prototype, which Jaguar’s racecar division came out of retirement to produce in 1965. The XJ13 was designed to go head to head with Ferrari and Ford in an attempt to end the competitions dominance at Le Mans and put Jaguar back on the winner’s podium. In 1967 the car was extensively tested at MIRA proving ground, after some mechanical and handling issues had been ironed out the XJ13 completed a lap of the the No 1 circuit in 62.8 seconds at 161.6 mph. For many years this impressive achievement remained in the Guinness Book Of Records as the highest speed recorded for a lap of an enclosed British circuit. Soon after the rules are changed at Le Mans and cars with engines of more than 3000cc are banned from the race rendering the XJ13 obsolete before it competes in a single race. In anticipation of Jaguars launch of their first production V12 in the E-type it was decided that a short film of the XJ13 would “spice up” proceedings. With this in mind Jaguar returned the XJ13 to MIRA where Norman Dewis took to the wheel so that they may capture some suitable footage. On the final lap of the banked circuit one of the rear wheels disintegrates and the XJ13 bounces off the safety fence and rolls end over end into the ploughed infield. Dewis walked away unhurt, a fine tribute to the inherent strength of the monocoque chassis design. Two years after the accident Jaguar painstakingly rebuilt the car and it has remained on display with them up until the present day.

The Jaguar XJ13 offered here at Hofmann’s is a TWR (Trevor Williams Racing) completed in 2012 taking the identity of its 1955 donor. There was no expense spared in pursuit of a highly accurate replica of the infamous Jaguar. Using “The Sports Car” factory chassis and bodywork.A fully rebuilt and balanced Jaguar 6.3 litre engine producing 375bhp with 450ft/lb torque powers this stunning example. TWRR designed electronic fuel injection system with KMS EUC, full flow ceramic coated; titanium lava wrapped bespoke stainless steel exhaust system.Transmission is by means of a Porsche G50 5-speed transaxle unit. Wilwood brakes and fully adjustable Ohlin’s suspension, complement its stunning performance. keep the car looking and feeling as authentic as possible three part wheels with full peg drive mounting flange and knock off spinners have been used. The GRP bodywork being produced with louvered bonnet, side and boot panels which are detailed and riveted as per the original. These coupled with polished aluminum cockpit, period dials, plexi glass windows, Motolite steering wheel and period lighting gave the car a highly accurate finish. 

This is a truly unique opportunity to own such a stunning sports car, which recreates the looks, sounds and sheer presence of one of the rarest and most expensive cars in existence.

As with all our vehicles the car will go through a comprehensive presales inspection prior to a new owner taking delivery.

2007 207mph Ultima GTR. £40k

Always thought that these are great cars, like a “poor” (all things are relative…) mans Maclaren F1. They look great, like a Le Mans racer with the cabin forward design, have ridiculously wide rear ends and rear tyres, all the body work flips up on them like a real race car and they can be had for reasonable money. Tubular space frame chassis, mid engined, usually using American V8s and Porsche gearboxes. They can be self built or supplied complete from the factory and can be specified based on budget.  This looks like a great option at a good price…..  Link

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Year 2007 Ultima GTR
Engine: 383 Small Block Chevy; dyno’d at 519 bhp;  was set up on the rolling road to cure low revs flat spot and to check fuelling and ignition was correct.
The car starts and runs from cold without any issues.  I have also fitted an Accusump oil system and this is the biggest accumulator and is controlled electronically by engine oil pressure, this is known to be the best/quickest way to control oil being expelled into the engine and for the accumulator to refill.
Gearbox: Porsche G50 complete with long fifth gears, giving better fuel economy on a run and higher top speed.  The gearbox is also fitted with factory ZF LSD.
Brakes: these are the big AP kit all around and Intrax shocks front and back.
Interior: is minimalist with alcantera on the dash and seats complete with 6 point harnesses and lumber support on both driver and passenger seats.  The car is also fitted with air conditioning which works extremely well.  I have also fitted the latest MSD digital ignition system and just given the engine an oil and filter change.
Basically the first owner went to the factory for a test drive and had this car built as per the demonstrator.  Whilst in my ownership it has not wanted for anything and I have not scrimped on any part of servicing or looking after it.  When I had the tall fifth gears fitted I also got the independent Porsche specialist to strip and check that all was good and within tolerance with the rest of the internals of the gearbox – in for a penny in for a pound.  The car has always been warmed up before being driven fast and “warmed down” before being put back into the toy box!  I have owned this car for 4 1/2 years and my reason for selling is that I fancy a change.  All of my friends think I am daft selling it – it has ticked all of the boxes.  It gets good reactions/attention where ever I take it and I have also cracked the double ton in it – 207 per the GPS to be exact.
Please do not hesitate to contact me and ask for more details or if you have any questions.
Just as an aside the car comes with indoor car cover, trickle charger and it’s interesting number plate.

1994 BMW 530i V8 Manual. £1.7k

Now this would make a great fun family shed. Maybe something to run for the dog, shopping trips or the train car park? No, its not the 540i but this should do, and you see very few of these in manual and it has an LSD. What more is there? Get it bought. Link 

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530i 2   Advert text… BMW E34 530i V8 Manual Touring for sale. 1994 M reg, 122k miles Arctic Grey with manual grey leather, not heated. MOT 17/11/14, not currently taxed but I can do this at extra cost for the new owner if required. 

It’s a pretty well optioned car with LSD, Cruise Control, Air Con, Trip Computer amongst other things all from the factory. The chassis number ends GF60170 if you want to check the spec out.
The car is generally in excellent condition as the photos show. There are only a couple of body imperfections on it as shown in photos 10, 11 & 12, not bad at all for a twenty year old car. 

Interior is very clean and has worn well. All the electrics work, twin sunroofs, windows, all tailgate functions fully operational too.
I have not tried the air conditioning so potential buyers should assume it doesn’t work. All components are still in place though. Stereo unit shown in tyne photos is no longer fitted and is not included in this sale.
Recent work includes two new tyres, new front springs & strut inserts, new drop links at the front with and new rear standard shocks with updated springs to compensate for the SLS delete which happened before I got the car. New rear top mounts too.
The car drives lovely but would benefit from the front suspension going through as there is a slight vagueness to the steering and the tendency to tramline a bit. The steering box itself has some play as well so could do with tightening up as a starting point. Other than that, it’s ready to go. 
 
The main reason for sale is that the car just isn’t getting used. I looked for quite a while for a decent Touring and this one must be one of the better ones out there.
 
Viewing strongly recommended if possible prior to making an offer. I am willing to walk you around the car giving potential buyers who are a distance away an honest appraisal of the car. In addition, I can take as many photos as required of any specific area requested, please just ask
 
Please no time wasters! I don’t really want swap or part exchange offers on the car please, all sensible offers will be considered though. 

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