Archive for the ‘Classic Cars’ Category

We are selling this 2012 Aston Martin DBS Coupe Carbon Edition which is currently being kept in storage on behalf of the owner.

Finished in Carbon Black this DBS is in excellent condition which is reflected by the lowly 16,500 recorded miles shown on the odometer. The service history shows a mix of AML and specialist services and the last one recorded was done at Aston Martin Cheltenham in 2021 at 15866 miles. The car has largely remained in storage with us since then.

The specification for this DBS Carbon Edition coupe is as follows:

  • Two-door coupe with 2+2 seating
  • 5935cc V12 510 bhp engine
  • Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission
  • Carbon fibre side strakes, front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills
  • Graphitic finish on the tail pipes
  • Black grille mesh
  • 20″ Gloss black diamond turned wheels
  • Gold painted brake calipers
  • Carbon fibre veneer
  • Obsidian Black hide with Kestrel Tan stitching
  • Sports seats
  • DBS headrest logos
  • Black seatbelts
  • Carbon Fibre facia and door pulls
  • Black leather / Alcantara steering wheel with paddle controls
  • Piano Black air vents
  • Carbon Black sill plaques
  • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
  • Clear LED rear lamps
  • Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
  • Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
  • Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Trip computer
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
  • Satellite navigation1,2
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system1
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
  • LED map-reading lights
  • Boot-mounted umbrella
  • 700-watt Aston Martin Premium audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic II® including six-CD autochanger
  • Integrated Apple iPod®,4 connector
  • USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
  • 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket
  • Spare Key

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This nicely-presented, left hand drive, 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe was shipped to the USA in the early years of its life and remained in the state of Texas until being imported into the UK in 2018.

This classic 911 is finished in Guards Red with a black interior and shows no signs of the typical corrosion that is often found on 911’s of this vintage which is likely due to the fact that it remained in a relatively dry climate while spending over 20 years in the USA.

We are aware that the gentleman who imported the car into the UK in 2018 carried out a full professional respray since his intention was to fully restore the car. Unfortunately he was unable to continue with the project for personal reasons and the car was then purchased by ourselves and the registered keeper is RUF Automobile UK.

There is a well-documented history file that dates back to work done in 1997 in the USA including a stamped service book up to 1992. In addition there are bills totalling over £20k for work and upgrades carried out since this 911 has been in our ownership here in the UK.

Recent work has included a full service, gearbox rebuild, new clutch and new fuel lines.

The car has covered an indicated total of 173,000 miles and comes with an MOT that expires in April 2023.

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1995 RUF BTR2

Posted: July 3, 2022 by The Car Spy in Classic Cars, For Sale, Porsche, Pre-owned, RUF

Shortly after the introduction of the 993 Carrera in 1994, RUF Automobile GmbH introduced the 993-based BTR2, with a 3.6 litre turbocharged engine, fixed rear spoiler plus a distinctive RUF-designed front bumper which included two extra air inlets. Based on the Carrera engine, the air-cooled, K27 turbocharged RUF powerplant generated 420 hp at only 5000 rpm and a maximum torque of 425 lb/ft was available at 4800 rpm.

The BTR2 took on the mantle of the original 964-based BTR (Gruppe B Turbo Ruf) which had been produced between 1983 and 1989. In total no more than 18 BTR2’s were built by the factory in Pfaffenhausen and only three of those were produced in right hand drive form.
The BTR2 was based on a 993 Carrera 2 bodyshell in white supplied by Porsche and RUF went about building a turbocharged 993 before Porsche launched their own official Turbo model in 1995. As a point of interest the BTR2 produced 420hp while the Porsche 911 Turbo lagged behind at 402hp. In addition, since the BTR2 was based on a C2 bodyshell it carried less weight than the 911 Turbo so another tick in the box for the RUF.

Manufactured in 1995, this particular BTR2 (car no.6) is a very rare, UK-registered, right hand drive example (one of only three built by RUF) finished in Aventurine Green with a Silver Grey leather interior and was imported and registered in the UK in November 2015. Like all ‘W09’ RUF’s this car was originally supplied by the RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen and built to the owner’s exact specification.

The car has covered a total of 48,000 kilometres (30,000 miles) and comes with a comprehensive history file that tracks the car’s life from its delivery to its first owner in Singapore up to the present day.

During the past 12 months the car has undergone a major restoration of its bodywork which included a glass-out, bare-metal re-spray in its original factory-painted Aventurine Green plus a mechanical re-commissioning which included a major service and fresh MOT. The car is therefore now ready for its new owner to drive and enjoy immediately.

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1979 RUF BTR Porsche 930 Turbo

Posted: October 3, 2021 by The Car Spy in Classic Cars, For Sale, General, Porsche, Pre-owned, RUF

RUF Automobile UK is very pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the current owner this early left hand drive RUF BTR with a 3.3 Turbo engine which is believed to be one of between 70 and 80 examples bearing a Porsche VIN (there are a further 20-30 cars with RUF’s factory ‘W09’ VIN).

​First registered in 1979 and showing 147947 kms on the odometer, this Porsche 911 930 Turbo was significantly upgraded to BTR spec (estimated 1985) using original RUF parts. The plaque on the glovebox indicates the conversion was completed by the authorised Japanese RUF importer, Ishida Engineering. The RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, has supplied a recent letter confirming the originality of all RUF parts and modifications.

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This very rare, genuine, right hand drive MB 220SE convertible was registered in the UK on the 29th September 1965 is being offered for sale on behalf of the current owner who lives in Thailand.

Finished in very attractive metallic silver/blue paintwork with contrasting dark blue leather interior the car presents itself very well and wears an appealing patina of age combined with some tastefully restored and updated fittings. The car was originally a maroon colour but is recorded as being re-painted in 2000.

The chrome finishings are free of any serious corrosion with just minor localised pitting in some areas.

The blue leather interior and black hood appear to have been re-commissioned at some stage in the car’s life but since there is no service history available with the car it is difficult to determine exactly when the work might have been done. However, the condition of those items is very good including the blue tonneau cover for the hood when folded.

The odometer is currently showing 45948 miles and the mot history indicates that in 2007 the car had done 41258 miles, suggesting that only very light use has been made of the car during the past 12 years of its life. The next MOT is not due until July 2020.

The engine starts without fuss and idles very smoothly whilst the suspension shows no signs of sagging or lack of support on all four corners.

Although this 220SE does not present itself in concours condition it is both a perfectly usable, solid classic and an ideal base for a long-term project to turn it into a show-winning example.

Genuine 220SE convertibles are very hard to come by since there are many coupes that have been modified to soft-top versions. In addition this an original UK-registered, right hand drive model which adds even more rarity value to the car.

THIS CAR IS NOW SOLD!