Category Archives: Classics

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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MZR ROADSPORTS -DATSUN 240Z SPECIALISTS

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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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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.

1973 Broadspeed Capri. £POA

What a beast this thing is and look at those arches! It defines the term “hairy-chested”. If I had the money this would go in my garage straight away. Built originally to compete in European Touring car racing. Click through to the website of the dealer, JD Classics, to have a look at the high resolution photos of this beast, would make a great screen saver.  Plus there are a couple of videos of the car in action. Link

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This car was built by Broadspeed in 1973 for Ford Motor Co. Ltd. to Ford Cologne specification for Claude Borgourne to drive in the Kent-Castrol Belgium Touring Championships which it won convincingly, powered then by a 3 litre Westlake V6 engine. It was returned to England after the sister car of Dave Matthews was totally destroyed at the 1973 Silverstone Grand Prix Meeting. It was driven by Andy Rouse at the Tourist Trophy Meeting and then sold to Bo Emanuelson who won the Swedish Championship in 1974. In 1975 it was returned to Ford Cologne and rebuilt to the latest specification including Ford-Cosworth 24 valve V6 engine developing 460 HP at 8,750 RPM. Bo Emanuelson won many races in Sweden and Europe being faster than Jochen Mass at the Nurburgring. The car has been completely rebuilt by JD Classics and is race ready having been raced by ourselves the last 2 years. Comes with spares including spare engine which is currently being rebuilt for next season. A very rare opportunity to purchase a Works Ford Competition Cologne Capri.

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. £ If you have to ask….

Not exactly affordable but thought the photos alone were worth posting….what a beautiful car this is….a piece of automotive art. One of the most beautiful cars ever? Why buy a Picasso when you could have this instead (then again if you could afford one you could probably afford both)? Never restored and only 35k miles! On sale in the US.. Linky

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PROVENANCE
Doris Blackwood, Metamora, Michigan (acquired new in 1962)
James Carbone, Gig Harbor, Washington (acquired from the above in 1978)
Walnut Creek Ferrari, Walnut Creek, California (acquired from the above in 1984)
Ferrari South, Jackson, Mississippi (acquired from the above in October 1984)
James Wickstead, Mendham, New Jersey (acquired from the above in 1987)
Current Owner (acquired from the above)

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Santa Fe Concorso, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2010 Continue reading 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. £ If you have to ask….