Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently FIVE great prepared Bugeyes are in stock and ready for delivery to your door!

Other great classics too!

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“Booker,” 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale.
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“Sara,” 1959 5-speed Bugeye Sprite for sale
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“Delores,” striking restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite driver with period Kellison nose!
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1967 restored MGB with matching original engine and color! New drive video!
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64K mile 1971 Volvo P1800E for sale, overdrive!
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Restored 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S for sale
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Stunning and rare 1969 MGC for sale, new pictures!

Stunning 1972 TR6 for sale

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NOW SOLD! Way to go David, you got a great one! (the third car he has purchased from us, thank you!)

Sometimes we are lucky to get cars from the ideal seller and this TR6 is such a car. It’s awfully close to perfect, as far as I am concerned, and we are lucky to have this one to offer for sale.

What makes a perfect car? We can drive it out of the trailer without fear of getting stranded. We can photograph it when it arrives without concern, surprises or failed expectations. In fact everything about this car exceeded my expectation. It’s that good.

img_3323Many thanks are due to the prior owner, who was meticulous with this car and who sweated the details so that the new owner won’t have to. The leather seats are perfect. The upgraded burl wood dash is stunning. Everything is super clean. The engine bay is concours quality. If you are the kind of person who wants the best example of a particular marque, this car is for you.

It is a delight to drive and needs nothing, except maybe a tonneau (that’s a boot cover in the trunk). Dynamat is installed throughout for quiet. Coker red line tires are nearly new. A USB cable is hidden in the glove box so you can connect. An emergency hood release hangs in the passenger footwell in the unlikely event that the hood release cable should fail. And most importantly, a Toyota five-speed was installed. The car shifts beautifully on a  gear box that will outlive us all… no more electric overdrive! (with more moving parts than the entire car)!

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1971 Classic Mini 1000 unmolested time-capsule for sale!

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SOLD and heading to Guy in Hawaii! He bought our red Bugeye Petey, and we shipped it to Oahu via San Diego. Now this cool Mini will travel the same route!

This is an incredibly clean and unmolested 1971 Mini 1000, originally from Canada.  It’s complete, mostly original, and looks pretty much like the day it came off the showroom floor. The paint is excellent and the color screams 1971. It’s a delight to drive and feels like a low mileage car (very tight and solid). Indicated miles were about 52,000 when we got the car. We did have to change the speedo which was reading way too high and the new correct 1971 replacement reads 80,000 (but now it works properly). I believe this to be a true 50k mile car based on overall condition and ride quality. Transmission is the correct original all-syncho four speed.

Mini Cooper Model carUnlike so many of these cars which have been molested, this one has a huge amount of integrity and feels like 1971 through and through. It’s rust free, runs great, drives great and looks great. The interior light works. The flashers work. The rear window heater works. Everything works, it’s an assemblage of early 70s British engineering that puts a smile on anyone’s face.

We’ve recently gone through the car and serviced the brakes and rebuilt the front end. A prior owner added a wonderful upgraded aluminum radiator. He also changed the rear subframe, which did have some rust, and the new one is perfect.

Correct ten inch tires are recent and in great shape. It’s missing one door pull, and we have the correct one on order. Other than that, the car is in excellent shape. this is a keeper, a time-capsule car. Price is $17,995.

The classic Mini market appreciates accuracy, in fact, a ratty but correct 60s Mini Cooper S just sold for $43,000. This car is another very correct vehicle for a lot less than half that money. This classic car is for a collector who wants something special. It’s also a simple and accessible left hand drive classic that can also be a fun daily driver for anyone in the family, without worry.

Call or email if you would like to take this Mini home!

Striking 1955 Austin Healey 100, former Concours competitor

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NOW SOLD! Thank you David from New York, and congratulations! I will miss this car!

This is my personal 1955 100 and a great car ready for a new owner. I purchased it in 2011 with the intention of keeping it forever, I love these cars that much… but I am not using it and it’s time for this classic to go to a new home. In my time of ownership, I have made it better, with the addition of electronic ignition and a sleeved rebuilt brake master cylinder, to improve reliability of the brakes and engine. We have serviced everything else, including brake wheel cylinders and oil, as needed. I have exercised it regularly but used it very little. It it was prepared for national concours events so it is quite well detailed and accurate. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Resto-mod ’60 Morris Minor Convertible, is now SOLD

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Wonderful restored and certified 1965 Sunbeam Tiger! NOW SOLD!

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Sold to Phil in Texas! Congratulations Phil!

This is one of my personal cars.

It’s the only V8 I ever owned, and because of the raw power and heritage of these wonderful cars, I thought I might keep it forever. In reality, I have had this car for about two years and driven it only about 100 miles. So it’s time to let it go to someone who will give it some exercise. Besides, I need more space.

This is a 1965 Mark 1 Tiger, B9471169LRXFE with engine 2208 K22KA, certified as a genuine Tiger in 2013 by the Sunbeam Tiger Owner’s Association. The car was originally delivered in PA but has lived in Las Vegas since the 70s per the stack of receipts that come with the car, which would explain why the car is so rust free. According to the receipts, the correct 260 V8 engine was rebuilt in 1986 and then a $22,000 restoration and re-spray was undertaken in 2012, when the car was shipped from Vegas to Dale’s Restorations in San Bernadino, CA. (Dale’s Restorations is a Tiger specialist.) These receipts detail a complete engine out repaint and many new parts. Indicated mileage is 81,376.

About 7000 Mark 1 Tigers were built. Come for a drive in the video below!

It’s a very strong car with quite a long list of new and restored parts. The prior owner put in a new dashboard, which looks great. We put in a Pertronix electronic ignition and had the tachometer converted to accommodate this upgrade, and now it works flawlessly. We also changed the rear axle pinion seal to stop a small leak. We also changed the rear brake hose. Nothing else was needed and the car drives wonderfully.

The car looks fantastic and is not so perfect that you can’t drive and enjoy it. It’s a blast to drive, with plenty of V8 grunt and great handling. The original hardtop is a nice bonus, and I used the car on cooler Spring and Fall days feeling quite happy to have such a nice lid.

There is a nearly new soft top mounted and stowed in the rear compartment. I’ve added photos of the top being erected. All the original top frame rails and components are present and in good shape. Oddly, the front hold down latches are missing, and need to be simply screwed to the header bow (the holes and threads are good and already in place). The window is in very good shape, and once the latches are installed, this top will pull down nicely. The tonneau is not new but very nice too.

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The most elegant MGA in the world– amazing restored car, NOW SOLD!!

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THIS CAR IS NOW SOLD!

I love MGAs. Have two in my collection, a 58 coupe and a 62 Mk2. We have owned and sold many of them.

I bought this 1958 MGA because I thought I might want to keep it, but the truth is I barely drive the cars that I have, so I am reluctantly offering this car for sale for someone who will use it. This one is the product of a masterful and obsessive owner who improved the car in every way. Call it a resto mod if you like, but I would say this is just a pure MGA made into an ultimate driving machine. It has multiple impressive upgrades to make this car both visually spectacular and a delight to drive, courtesy of disk brakes in front, supercharger, Ford five speed conversion, lower rear end ratio and many more modifications.

The colors, while non stock, is exceptionally elegant, and based on the reactions I have witnessed out on the street, Champagne is the perfect color for an MGA. People go nuts when they see this car.
Most of the colors of the era were without metallic, and perhaps a bit flat. Take your average Olde English White MGA, for example, and while elegant, the paint is often somewhat milky. This car is vibrant and alive, much more to modern standards. The elegant MGA form is dramatically enhanced by this elegant color… and the result is outstanding.

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The rebuilt 1800 MGB five main bearing engine is excellent, and it benefits from an Eaton modern supercharger and new HS6 SU carburetor. Power is excellent, even though boost is low to keep engine longevity in mind. The exhaust is an upgraded stainless Flowmaster system, quiet but with a deep roar. The five speed ford gear box is a delight in every way. The ratios feel right, first gear is fully synchronized, the overdrive is dreamy.

There are quite a few other wonderful touches as evidence of the commitment of the builder to build the ultimate MGA. For example, he fit a custom cockpit wind block screen for the back edge of the cockpit, to reduce wind noise. It’s an exceptional custom build, that is artfully integrated with the edge of the cockpit so it looks like it belongs. The head pillows on this wind blocker match the interior perfectly. The steering wheel is custom wrapped in matching leather. The underside of the trunk lid is artfully covered with carpet, to simply make a nicer finished product. The hood/top is matching stay fast deluxe material, as are the amazing side curtains, works of art by themselves. A back up electric fuel pump is fit, with a switch behind the seat in case it is needed. Two twelve volt battery are fit (instead of the stock twin 6 volts to make 12) for a more robust electrical system. The list goes on, but unlike a lot of “improved” British cars, this one is simply done right. Click “Read More” to see video and pictures.

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