- 2017 Bentley Drivers Club Concours Best in Class winner
- Offered from single-family ownership since 1983
- Formerly owned by Victor Gauntlett; known
history from new
- Matching-numbers factory 4.9 engine, manual transmission and lightweight seats from new
- Excellent condition, with a recent engine rebuild and a lovingly patinated interior
- Offered with copies of factory build sheets and bespoke Continental Touring Spares box
Coming from the finest of all Aston Martin collections, owned by a fastidious perfectionist, DBR1/1 is not only the best presented of the five DBR1s produced, it is also without question the most correct, down to the smallest of details, inside and out.
With its impeccable provenance and enviable racing record, during which this Aston Martin was driven by some of the greatest names in motor racing, DBR1/1, the first of the line and an integral team player to the Read More
- 2,996-cc, SOHC 4-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder
- Two SU “Sloper” carburetors
- 70 bhp at 3,500 rpm
- 4-speed close-ratio gearbox
Offered here is a very handsome, well-presented and highly usable Bentley.
The car is a proper matching-number example (with a most distinctive chassis number) and it is turned out with delightfully sporting coachwork.
Bentley 3-liter cars are wonderful drivers, with lightness and nimbleness not found in their bigger brothers. Today, Vintage Bentley (pre-1932) rallying is more popular Read More
The arrival of the Escort Twin Cam at the start of 1968 marked the second phase of Ford U.K.’s production-car-based competitions program that had commenced with the Lotus Cortina. That had used the Ford-based 1.6-liter Lotus Twin Cam engine, and combining this unit with the smaller and lighter Escort body shell proved an inspired move.
A pair of Twin Cams dominated the televised Croft Rallycross meeting in February 1968, demonstrating their potential to an audience of millions, while the car’s Read More
Introduced in July 1963, the Aston Martin DB5 boasted a 4-liter engine, this enlarged unit having been seen first in the Lagonda Rapide of 1961. Equipped with three SU carburetors, the 400 engine produced 282 bhp at 5,500 rpm and was mated to a 4-speed/overdrive gearbox, a ZF 5-speed unit being standardized later.
The DB5’s distinctive cowled headlamps had first appeared on the DB4GT, and the newcomer was the same size as the lengthened, Series V DB4.
Outwardly there was Read More
This car came equipped with the optional overdrive, disc brakes, wire wheels and lead-bronze bottom-end bearing shells.
Completed on September 26, 1957, the Jaguar was registered FWB 1, and in January 1958 set off for France on the Monte Carlo Rally carrying competitor number 253.
Owner Frank Brown’s co-drivers were Edwin J. Snusher and Graham Arnold. The trio did not finish the rally, but Brown continued to compete with the Jaguar in hillclimbs and sprints throughout 1959 and then sold Read More
This extremely early, very desirable, and hard-to-find external-bonnet-latch, flat-floor E-type roadster was ordered new at the 1961 Paris Salon by Maclean’s magazine Editor Ralph Allen.
The Opalescent Bronze roadster was dispatched from the factory on June 9, 1961, and exported to Canada. Chassis 875053 is the 53rd E-type roadster constructed, and the 27th left-hand-drive example, making it one of the earliest E-types exported to North America.
The early Jaguar Registry also notes that chassis 875053 is the fourth-earliest car produced Read More
- Eligible for the most prestigious events
- Matching numbers
- No reserve
An evolution of the J2 model, the MG PB distinguished itself in particular by an engine with three bearings, a bigger displacement — and shorter gear ratios than the PA version. This delightful and efficient roadster with an overhead-camshaft engine did very well in several prestigious competitions including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 (16th overall) and the Mille Miglia.
Delivered new in England in April Read More
The true Vantage “supercar” version of Aston Martin’s standard-bearer V8 was never sold new in the United States due to emissions regulations; the fire-breathing “4×2” Weber carburetors and low-restriction exhaust were simply not compliant. So this first-generation V8 Vantage was rare then, and this now-federal-emissions-exempt example is one of only a few existing today in the United States.
Beginning in October 1978, these cars gained improvements to their body styling, including the trademark Vantage aerodynamic package, Read More
British entrepreneur, car designer and engineer Lee Noble founded Noble Automotive Ltd. in 1999.
Using experience from his time spent at Ascari, Noble quickly established his company’s commitment to designing and manufacturing high-performance sports cars with a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. As chief designer, he oversaw the evolution of the company’s first model, the M10, into the M12, which was first produced in 2000. This soon became a benchmark for its incredibly compliant ride, pin-sharp handling and impressive power delivery, receiving Read More