Monday, January 11, 2010

February 13th & 14th Classic Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia Auction

Footman James Great Western Show and Autojumble
Royal Bath & West Showground

Please view details of the rest of the show on the Bristol Classic Car Show Web Site

Classic's already submmitted to the auction include 'Morris Minor Million' as featured in Classics February 2010 issue and:

A 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, registration number YRW 623L, chassis number 2285404, engine number 2285404, yellow with black vinyl roof and black coachlines and script. The BMW CSL (Coupé Sport Leicht) was the lightweight homologation version of the 3.0 CS. Utilising thinner gauge steel, bespoke aluminium panels (doors, bonnet & boot), slimmer glass and less sound deadening, this reduced the overall weight by 300 lbs compared to the standard CS coupé. This very rare lightweight coupé is one of 500 right hand drive examples, this being No 404. The specification and equipment levels were high with all-round independent suspension, Getrag 5-speed gearbox, 3003cc straight 6 engine with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection. The performance figures are still impressive by today's standards with 0-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph when new. The current vendor purchased the CSL in 1981 and used it as his everyday transport until 1986. The coupé has been kept in dry storage since. The indicated 67,000 miles is believed to be genuine. The history file contains the last MOT dated November 1986, owner's handbook and various magazine articles. The CSL will now require careful recommissioning and localised restoration to retain the originality and should appeal to any BMW collector. V5, no current MOT or tax £3,000 - 5,000

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A 1979 HONDA CB250N SUPERDREAM MOTORCYCLE, registration number YYE 679T, frame number CB250N2012571, engine number CB250NE201578, blue. This very original two owner motorcycle has covered a believed genuine 2,800 miles from new and the current vendor purchase it direct from the first owner. The air-cooled over head cam parallel twin Superdream has a 6-speed gearbox and a pair of bespoke panniers. The history file contains a workshop manual, owner's handbook, old MOT's, tax discs and manufacturer's hand tools. V5C, MOTed to May 2010 and tax £600 - 800

THE HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT ONE MILLIONTH MORRIS MINOR 1000 SALOON, registration number 1 MHU, chassis number M-A2S3/1000000, engine number 503889, originally 9M-U-H/504066, lilac. The millionth Morris Minor rolled off the No 1 assembly line at the giant Cowley Works on the 22nd December 1960. Its designer Alec Issigonis was there with other Nuffield organisation top brass to savour the success of a car which had captured the hearts of the British public. The publicity department played their part, issuing a press release on 4th January 1961 entitled The Morris Minor Million - a Great Engineering and Commercial Achievement, which went on to tell of the feat unique in the history of the British Motoring Industry i.e. the production of one million vehicles of a common design - the greatest British-made seller in any class. The Millionth Minor, one of 349 Specials produced, 318 were sold on the UK home market, 31 left-hand drive models were exported to North America and 9 to Europe. Based on a standard 1961 2-door saloon, the Millionth Specials were painted in eye-catching lilac. They received a luxurious white leather interior with black piping, white door cards, black carpets and grey sun visors, externally they bore extra chrome rings on the wheel trims and unique 1,000,000 badgeing.

The actual Millionth Minor was passed from the Nuffield Group publicity department to the National Union of Journalists on the 20th April 1961 for use in a National fund raising campaign in aid of the British Red Cross, and was subsequently raffled on National television. The lucky winner was a Miss Susan George from Wales, who was too young to drive at the time and it was subsequently sold to the local postman.

The Millionth Minor came to the attention of the current owner in 1970 when visiting his holiday home in Dyfed Wales, still going strong, although now painted red. In 1971 the car was involved in an accident when it slid into a ditch damaging the driver's side.

The current owner purchased the car soon after the accident and trailered it back to his Birmingham home. Two further house moves and two decades passed before restoration took place at Northbrook College in Worthing, where it received a full restoration by Derek Smith, a Senior Lecturer in Motor Vehicle Studies. There is a vast history file with the car within five document wallets containing receipts totalling approximately £15,000 for the restoration, various magazine and newspaper articles relating to the car, photographs of the rebuild, Heritage Certificate and old MOT's. The car has been dry stored in recent years due to pressure of work and has only covered a nominal mileage since the restoration. This is a unique opportunity to purchase an historically significant vehicle and a small piece of the British motoring history. RF60, V5, no current MOT, currently on SORN £18,000 - 22,000

A 1960 ROVER 80 P4, registration number 631 RPH, chassis number 645002463, engine number 645002776, green. The Rover 80 was introduced in 1960 and continued in production for two years until 1962, and had the 2286cc four cylinder engine mated to a Solex carburettor producing 77bhp when new. This three owner Rover 80 has covered a believed genuine 37,199 miles and has cream leather interior with walnut dashboard and door cappings, and a 4-speed gearbox with overdrive. The history file contains all MOTs, tax discs and some service history, the vendor informs us that he has known the two previous owners to verify the mileage. V5, MOT to July 2010, tax exempt £2,500 - 3,000

A 1977 TRIUMPH TR7 COUPÉ, registration number OTC 730R, chassis number ALG 14140A, engine number CG009632HEA, white. This time warp TR7 has had two registered keepers from new and covered a believed genuine 16,000 miles. The first lady owner sold it to the current vendor in 2000 and it has been part of a small private collection since. The current vendor has undertaken some preventative maintenance work including a new cylinder head gasket, radiator, tyres and a full service. This rare automatic coupé has red carpets, black vinyl and red tartan upholstered seats, radio/cassette and electric aerial. The history file contains a full service history with all old MOT's, original owner's handbook, and workshop manual. V5C, V5, MOT to May 2010, currently on SORN £3,000 - 3,500

A 1976 AUSTIN ALLEGRO 1500 VANDEN PLAS, registration number NYB 805P, chassis number VF4SJ-232183A, engine number 36544, Pageant Blue with gold coach lines. The luxury version of the Allegro was introduced in 1974 and continued in production until 1980 when manufacture ceased. This three owner Vanden Plas has covered a believed genuine 46,477 miles, and has a cream leather interior with walnut dashboard and door cappings, thick carpets, extra sound deadening and rear picnic tables (which were very unusual for a mass produced car from the 1970's). The history file contains the original Austin passport to service with eight stamps, old MOT's, tax discs, owner's handbook and some service history. The vendor informs us that he has known this Somerset registered Allegro from new (purchased from Bartletts of Wells) and the two previous owners to verify the mileage. V5, V5C, MOT to September 2010, currently on SORN £700 - 1,000

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