The McLaren GT program was established in 2011 in an effort to pickup where the F1 GTR program left off as McLaren’s first foray into GT motorsport since the F1. It took the then newly released MP4 12C road car and further developed it into a homologated FIA GT3 specification racecar.
This particular 1959 BMW R26, chassis number 362283 and engine number 362283, is a numbers matching example with excellent originality and patina throughout. It is believed to be original paint and judging by the patina and character present on the bike, it is hard to argue otherwise.
The magic of this car first begins as you approach it, your eyes glancing over every inch, taking in the years of stories that the patina and character could tell. Stepping into the car is just as delightful, with the interior having the feeling of comfort that only decades of being loved and cared for could manufacture.
Introduced in 1980, the Silver Spirit, was the first in new line of RR models dubbed the SZ series and would form the basis for many of their models including the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Touring Limousine, Park Ward, and Bentley Mulsanne/Eight series.
The Porsche 928 was first introduced at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show. Originally designed to replace the iconic 911, the 928 was built to have the best qualities of both a sports car and a luxury grand tourer. After much back and forth it was determined that a 4.5 liter V8 making 240 hp in the European market.
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Certain times throughout automotive history there are cars that seem to fall by the wayside and are not appreciated for their true groundbreaking nature till years have passed and they are rediscovered. The Acura NSX is a perfect example of this.
The example on offer is a very early Launch Edition, and the 4th example produced. It was delivered new to Lotus Franchise Auto Europe of Birmingham, MI in late 2007 with 925 miles.
The example on offer here, chassis number ZFFMA13AXD0045303 and engine number 00053 is a 1983 model year 308 GTSi. It retains the same metallic silver with black lower trim and red interior as it left the factory with. The car is a two owner vehicle with the current owner having purchased the 308 from the original owner.
While it may not have the history and big-name branding of similar cars, the M400 certainly backs its name up with pavement-pounding performance. This is a car that’s meant to be driven quick. Everything about its driving manners is meant to excite in an extremely fast manner!
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The example on offer here is a 1964 Austin Healey 3000, chassis number HBJ8L25663 and engine number 29KRUH452. This is a Phase 1 example with seldom seen early MKIII features and is a numbers matching car per the included BMIHT certificate...
The MG on offer, a 1962 MG A 1600 MKII Deluxe, chassis # GHNL2108591 is a car that has been on our “radar” for quite some time. Those of you following along might remember 5+ years ago in our blog posts when we first came across this MG and its Twin Cam stable mate.
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The paint on this C4S would fall in the category of “very nice driver quality.” It remains in its original color and presents handsomely, lacking any significant blemishes. The faults that one would notice during a close inspection all fall in the realm of what one would expect with a 61k mile example.
Maserati has always been known for producing striking GT cars with fantastic power plants and when the Mistral was introduced in 1963 it was yet another notch in the Italian car makers belt. Named after the strong blowing winds from the Mediterranean coast in the south of France, the aluminum Frua bodied Mistral is often considered one of Maserati’s most beautiful GT cars.
The example on offer here, chassis number HBJ8L34415 and engine number 29KRUH9073 is a 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII. According to the included BMIHT heritage certificate, the car was completed on December 29th, 1965 and was dispatched on January 7th, 1966 to Miami Florida in the United States.
Classic Porsche 911s have seen a spike in collectability in the past few years and there are numerous reasons behind that but one of the biggest reasons is the pure enjoyment of the driving experience. The 911 has always had an exquisite blend of creature comforts and a raw visceral driving experience.
Driving one of these early turbos is truly an experience every car lover should have. While the turbo lag is certainly something to be wary of its immensely fun to experience the thrill of being thrown back into your seat as the forced induction takes hold of the acceleration.
The remarkable condition of this example carries over to the engine bay as it is cleanly, neat, and tidy. All of the surfaces are clean with no serious faults with the original cadmium plated items still in excellent condition. The factory stickers are present and the engine number indicates that this is a matching-numbers example.