Archive for the ‘For Sale’ Category

2004 Porsche 911 RUF R Kompressor

Posted: October 5, 2021 by The Car Spy in For Sale, Porsche, RUF

RUF Automobile UK is very pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the current owner this Seal Grey Metallic 2004 right hand drive, 3.6 litre, Porsche 911 997 Tiptronic with RUF Kompressor and ancillary RUF upgrades having recorded less than 44,000 miles from new. The current owner purchased this 911 in 2012 and informs us that originally the car was serviced by Porsche Mid-Sussex and then later by Chiswick London Porsche. The 420hp RUF conversion/upgrade was carried out by renowned specialists Fearnsport prior to the purchase by the current owner who has had the vehicle regularly maintained by Dialynx. The Kompressor was rebuilt by RUF Germany in 2018 and the engine was rebuilt by Dialynx who installed Westwood steel cylinder bore liners at the same time.

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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!

mercedes benz sls amg 6.3

Finished in Designo Mystic White with Black Leather interior we have been asked by the current (overseas) owner to find a buyer for this extremely low-mileage, right hand drive 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS 6.3 AMG which has completed only 8500 miles since new. The excellent condition of the car is a given considering the very low miles recorded to date.

This SLS AMG Coupe comes with the following comprehensive specification:-

Designo Mystic White, Black Nappa Leather, Contrast White Stitching, COMAND Nav – UK/Europe, Rear View Camera, Daytime Driving lights, Auto Dimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors, Memory Package (Driver Seat, Mirrors, Steering Column), AMG Performance Steering Wheel Alcantara, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Folding mirrors, DVD Changer, Universal Communications Interface (UCI), Auto Climate Control, Headlamp Wash, Roof Interior Black Alcantara, AMG Double Spoke Alloys Polished – 19/20″, Carbon High Gloss Interior trim.

Service History:

Mercedes Benz South Africa (Culemborg) supplied from new.
Registered in the UK 20/1/2016 – 2 owners since then.
8500 MILES ONLY
Nav Update by MB Winchester March 2016
Serviced by MB Winchester September 2016 at 8000 Miles
MB South Africa have confirmed the following Main Dealer Services:
14/07/15- 11611 KMS (7214 Miles) MB Dealer Number: 138
15/07/14- 8292 KMS (5152 Miles) – MB Dealer Number: 00400
02/07/13- 4983 KMS (3096 Miles) – MB Dealer Number: 0400
Last MOT’d 25th May 2017 at 8184 miles. A fresh MOT and a ‘B’ service are now due on the car which will be carried out at the point of sale.
Kept in secure storage since late 2017. Comes with two keys.

This car is now SOLD!

For further details or to arrange a viewing in West Sussex of this SLS please call The Car Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Old-School Cool: 1999 Volvo V70R AWD

Posted: January 19, 2020 by The Car Spy in Classic Cars, For Sale, Volvo
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The Car Spy does like a Q-car or a so-called ‘sleeper’. Something that looks like it couldn’t peel the skin off a rice pudding but has a discreet morsel of pumped muscle hiding under those family-friendly looks. Enter the Volvo V70R from the 90’s.

Much-loved by antique dealers for its ability to carry the entire contents of a stately-home, the ‘First Generation’ V70 had a somewhat conservative image. However, when Volvo stuck the turbo-charged 2.3 litre engine and an ‘R’ badge on the tailgate the Old Bill and British Touring Car drivers just couldn’t get enough of them. This was a high-performance family estate sporting an old man’s cloth cap. Sleepers didn’t come much better than this.

Phrases like ‘modern classics’ and ‘collectable cars’ are not normally associated with the Volvo brand, although, to be fair, original Amazons and P1800’s have their place in automotive history but the V70R from the 90’s onwards deserves to be taken seriously.

The good news is that if you are in the market for one you don’t need particularly deep pockets. There are normally several on offer in the classifieds for no more than £10k which is less than the annual depreciation on a brand new car from Geely-owned Volvo today.

Cars like the V70R are cool because only real car enthusiasts will appreciate and respect the historical capabilities of a car like this. Even car-mad JK (Jamiroquai) has had one in his impressive collection of desirable cars. And today, 250 BHP, 150 mph and a 0-60 time of just over 7 seconds is not too shabby for a car designed and built when Wham! were at No.1 in the charts.

We found this Laser Blue Metallic example on sale with only 95k miles on the clock at what appears to be a very reasonable £7990. Likely depreciation? Zero and if anything, likely to appreciate, we would bet on it.

Full details on the advertising dealer’s website are as follows: https://www.quickandbig.com/volvo-v70r-awd-1999