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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

XJ13 1

xj13 2

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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.

1997 Bentley Turbo R. £14k

Unbelievably you can get one of these old beasts now from £5k! I’m sure at this price level that they will need some fettling and a bit of money spending (especially on fuel…) but that is amazing value, shirley.  This is an entirely different prospect, low miles at under 80k, mint body and great interior. You’ll need a big garage.  Linky

Turbo R 2

Turbo R 1

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Here we have a beautiful Bentley Turbo R LWB in Stunning Silver with Diamond Blue Silver/Magnolia Hide with blue piping, carpets and top roll. 

Registered March 1997, MOT February 2015, Taxed to end of May 2014. The car has covered 74850 miles from new and has been chauffeur driven for the past two years, being mainly used as a wedding car. 

The car comes with full service history and was fitted with new discs and pads for the previous MOT at 73556 miles. This is one of the last cars in this model line from Bentley prior to the Arnage being built in the Crewe factory at the start of 1978.

The car drives beautifully and has been stored in a heated garage when not in use, as so with the previous owner.

1999 XJR. £3k

The best allround value for money car you can buy used? These things have 370bhp and will get to 60mph in under 5.5s, they look very cool, can seat four in comfort, and shouldn’t cost too much to run if you find a good one….this looks like a decent candidate.  Linky

XJR

XJR interior

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I love these cars as there’s nothing for the money which will give the same luxury, elegance, power and handling combination. Almost as quick as a V8 BMW M5 (quicker actually for everyday driving) and will show a standard Impreza Turbo a clean pair of heels on a straight road. Effortless to drive and waft around in everyday. Even the mpg isn’t bad – 20-22 everyday; 27-30 on a run. Parts are inexpensive also – eg front discs and pads £90; full twin stainless exhaust only £350. And they’re going up in value as they become collectable. Note that these are a different beast to the earlier 322bhp XJR6 – the performance is is another league and if you’ve never driven one, it will blow you away!

Most desirable colour – anthractite black metallic with ivory leather and biscuit trim. 99k with FSH. Just MOTd and 4 months tax. Jaguar handbooks/leather wallet etc included. VOSA MOT history to warrant the mileage. HPI-clear, warranted.

More pics, just ask.

Great bodywork, largely rust-free and looks superb.

The interior is lovely and clean and tidy, very bright; a lovely place to sit even if you’re not actually going anywhere!

Mechanically I can’t fault it – it pulls really well in all gears, stops straight and cleanly. Just had a pair of f anti-roll bar bushes so nice quiet suspension, which is rare! XJR fans will know how strong these cars are, unlike the XJ8. This example has drilled vented disc brakes with ‘Brembo’ logo’d covers. It also recently has had new tyres all-round. I’ve just done a 300-mile run in it and it was effortless – I could easily have turned round and driven back. Twice!

These cars are amazingly quick when you need it with superb handling and body control, yet a pleasure to just waft too. A car which you can take the family out in or do the shopping or go on holiday, but which will match a BMW M5 V8 in power. Classic, timeless looks with modern reliability and cheap parts (eg a full stainless exhaust’s only c£250; f discs and pads c£90 delivered!). It’ll even double as a wedding car!

This car looks good in Anthractie Black Metallic with ivory leather and biscuit carpets. Admired and commented on by all the neighbours! The XJR is a model which always looks well, classic lines with time-less appeal.

With lots of options, here’s the equipment this car has:
Cost £55000. when new 
370 bhp SUPERCHARGED 32-valve V8 engine (limited to 155mph, 0-60 in 5.3 sec.!) 
5-speed auto.’box with manual option and sport button 
CATS adaptive suspension 
Sports power-assisted steering 
18” Penta alloy wheels with locking nuts
ABS brakes and ASC traction control (you can switch it off if you’re mad enough to want to drift 16-foot of car…) 
Ventilated disc brakes 
Cruise control, with steering wheel controls
Twin front airbags, side airbags 
Auto. headlights, with height adjust and ‘light-you-home’ 
Electric windows 
Electric mirrors 
Electric boot release (fob/internal button) 
Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror 
Illuminated vanity mirrors and map reading lights front and rear 
Map pockets in seats 
Individual ashtrays with cigar lighter
2 trip computers 
Foglights 
Digital climate control and aircon.(ice cold)
Heated front screen
Exterior temp. gauge 
Sports leather seats, electrically adjustable (even the headrests!), with memory option 
Jaguar electrically adjustable wood/leather steering wheel with stereo/cruise controls 
Original Jaguar stereo with radio/tape and 6-disc CD changer in the boot 
Remote central locking with factory alarm/immobiliser 
Cup-holders
Sunglasses holder 
Front and rear armrests 
Footwell mats 
Illuminated kerbside lights 
Jaguar alarm/immobiliser

Overall, a very tidy and presentable Jaguar XJR for sensible money, which should look good and be reliable for a long time to come.  A useable super-saloon which you can enjoy straightaway…and a great investment with the values starting to rise.

I have quite a few XJRs in various specs/colours/trims/years/mileages, all I hope fairly priced, so if you’re after one I’ll do my best to help or advise as I do love the things!!!

No part-exes thanks. UK delivery an absolute pleasure at cost price (just the fuel at 30mpg and train fare home, eg Southampton £130.) – as I really enjoy driving these cars!

1966 Zetec Powered Anglia. £15k

One for my friend Wung. It’s not exactly cheap but it looks absolutely mint and built to a very high standard. Would guess that a well tuned Zetec would suit this car really well. Also got a bit of the sleeper about it this one, very standard looking on steel wheels. A lovely thing. Linky

Anglia 105

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New crate 2.0 blacktop zetec on zx6 bike carbs,5 speed v6 type 9 gearbox,escort front suspension all fully adjustable, camber,caster & ride height , turreted GAZ rear shocks with a Milton A frame to rear axle ,3.89 diff,Retroford BDA cam cover fitted to engine, lotus steels with new Yokohama A539 tyres, unwelded shell with a genuine 59k miles ,last 20 years history. Sprayed in Volvo peacock green ( looks metallic blue )with an ermine white roof.

1985 XJS V12. £3k

Surely these are currently under valued, especially with the way classic prices have been going over the last few years? I am showing my age here but this was the car, in the same colour (not the actual one..) used by The Saint (if you have no idea then google it, it was a tv programme). Looks like its been well looked after and you might be able to pick this up for £2,500? It’s advertised at c.£3k on “the bay”. Linky

3. V12 XJS

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1986 Jaguar XJS V12
This car has been my pride and joy for the past 7 years and sadly I’ve not had the chance to use it as often as I should.
Private plate – A19 GPP
The bodywork really is excellent with no rust.
The front and rear arches are perfect, the paint has an excellent shine.
The underside is very good and has been undersealed from new.
The interior is very good with the headlining being replaced around 2 years ago.
The wheels have been polished at great expense and really set it off, there is no curbing at all.
The engine starts first turn of the key and sounds very well, it has covered 105,000 miles. There is no a blow on the exhaust however.
The gearbox changes nicely.
I spent £2000 having the front and rear brakes refurbished a while back and a full service it now stops dead straight! A rarity with an XJS.
It has an expensive Clifford alarm.
There is the original folder and history, prior to me a Jaguar Enthusiast Club member owned it for 10 years.
I have not used it since last October and it has been sitting in my heated garage, (It has always been stored inside, by myself and the previous owner) there is no M.O.T or tax at present, the only thing I can see it needing is the exhaust blow, however it may pass with it.
I’m only selling as I am moving abroad but I won’t be giving it away, if It doesn’t make a fair price I will keep it and arrange storage.
These cars are very undervalued at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before they really shoot up in value.
If you are looking at this I’m sure you will know about them, any inspection is welcomed!