Oldtimer Australia
  • P.O.A
    • 20,477 Miles
    • V12cyl 4.9LL
    • MANUAL
    • 2D COUPE
    Twelve cylinder engines are synonymous with Ferrari. In fact, Enzo Ferrari’s very first car, the 1947 125S was powered by a 1.5 Litre V12 engine. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s the majority of Enzo’s masterpieces were powered by V12 engines of varying capacity. Interestingly all of these cars had the engine located in the front. Cross town rivals Lamborghini introduced their stunning Miura in 1966, which was powered by a transversely mounted V12 engine located behind the driver. This spectacular car took the motoring world by storm and sent shock waves throughout Ferrari HQ in Maranello. Ferraris answer, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona, was a fabulous motor car in its own right, but there was always something about the mid-engined sports car that gave it an edge. It took until 1971 for Ferrari to unveil its first mid-engined sports car, the 365 GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer. The Boxer was very well received and it ultimately went into production and replaced the Daytona in 1973. Interestingly Ferrari opted for a ‘flat 12’ rather than a V12 engine configuration. The engine was mounted longitudinally rather than transversely as Lamborghini did with the Miura. The Boxer was a great success for Ferrari and along with the Lamborghini Countach was one of the very real ‘supercars of the seventies’. The 365 GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer (387 cars built) was replaced by the 512 Berlinetta Boxer (929 cars built) in 1976, which was then replaced by the 512 BBi (1007 cars built) in 1981. The Boxer was ultimately replaced by the Testarossa (or ‘red head’ so named to commemorate the fabulous Ferrari race cars of the 1950’s – the Testa Rossas) in 1984. Oldtimer Australia has had the privilege of selling a number of Ferrari 365 and 512 Berlinetta Boxers over the years and we know these cars very well. We are absolutely delighted to offer for sale this incredible 1978 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer or 512BB as the car is often referred. This particular car is an Australian delivered, factory right hand drive example that was collected as a tourist delivery new from the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy by its first owner in May 1978. He kept the car at his home in Monaco, using it in the UK and Europe before bringing it to Australia (Sydney) in April 1984. He owned the car through until February 1995 at which time the mileage was 9,399 miles. The car’s second owner was also in Sydney and he owned the car for some eight years before selling in February 2003. The mileage then was 16,585 miles. The car was repainted in October 2001. The third owner of this 512BB, who was in Adelaide, acquired the car in February 2003. He was a passionate Ferrari enthusiast who also used the car sparingly during his ten years of ownership. When the car was sold to its fourth owner, based in Perth, in February 2013 the odometer was at 20,143 miles. The car was again sold in February 2017 to a collector and it is now surplus to his requirements. Today the odometer reads 20,477 miles. The car presents immaculately inside and out. It starts easily on a turn of the key and soon settles into a smooth idle. After driving this 512BB for five minutes it is very obvious that this is a wonderfully sorted car. The engine pulls like a train, the gear change is tight and the car performs as one would expect . . . it’s magnificent. And the sound . . . just wow! The paint work is excellent and it is vibrant with a great depth of colour. The red (rosso corsa) / satin black colour scheme is iconic on a Boxer and it is complemented beautifully by the magnolia (tan) and black interior. The panel gaps are excellent all round and both doors, the front & rear clips open and close like they would have done back in 1978. The car is as clean inside as it is outside. The cockpit is just a lovely place to be. The seats, door cards, dash etc. are all immaculate and ‘like new’. Even the carpets are in great shape! All of the instruments, controls and the (often worn) gear shift knob are similarly in excellent condition. Under the front clip everything is also very clean and in excellent condition. The engine bay is immaculate and the only thing we have picked that is not correct on the car is that the air cleaner box covers look to have been repainted in the wrong shade! The wheels are ‘clean’ and the car is fitted with correct Michelin XWX tyres. In 2011 the car was treated to a major mechanical overhaul which included: the removal and refurbishment of both cylinder heads, the replacement of all the exhaust valves, the head gaskets & seals were replaced and the timing belts and tensioners replaced. The carburettors were also re-built and a new exhaust system heat wrap was applied. The car was last serviced by Barbagallo Ferrari in Perth in July 2016. This classic Ferrari has to be one of the most original, well cared for, low mileage and fully maintained 512BB’s on the planet, period! Highlights: – An Australian delivered, factory RHD example. – A documented 20,477 miles from new. – Full books in the original wallet. – Original tool kit, jack kit and accessory light. – Super rare fitted luggage, including: brief case, large suit case, garment / suite bag and an overnight bag. – Two sets of keys. – Factory spare wheel (not used). – The original period correct AWA Clarion radio cassette player. – A comprehensive history file with (probably) every receipt for work ever done to the car! – Factory sales literature. With only 101 factory RHD cars built, it would be hard to find better. Price – enquire.
  • P.O.A
    • 31,925 Miles
    • V12cyl 4.4LL
    • MANUAL
    • 2D COUPE
    The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a fabulous time for Ferrari. Its flagship 365 GTB/4 Daytona was a resounding success and Enzo’s ‘big risk’ the Dino 246 was also selling very well. Ferrari wanted to continue with his tradition of producing high performance ‘Grand Touring’ cars and needed a successor to the 365 GT 2+2 and 365 GTC. He opted to continue with a 2+2 configuration – enter the 365 GTC/4. The Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show and the unique Pininfarina design took some styling cues from its ‘big brother’, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. It shares the same chassis and engine block from the Daytona but the focus on this car was to ensure it was a comfortable, luxurious, high performance GT car. It had power steering, electric windows and air conditioning as standard. The model received good reviews in period and 505 cars were built in a short production run from 1971 to 1972. It was succeeded by the wedge shaped 365 GT/4 2+2. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4.This particular example is a very rare factory right hand drive example (1 of 31 delivered new to the UK) and it was purchased in February 2011 and imported into Australia by its previous owner back in May 2012. The car has a known history from new. It was ordered on the 8th January 1971 with exterior colour ‘grigio le sancy’, light blue upholstery with dark blue carpets. The car was finally delivered to its first owner a Mr Bert Caira from Dundee in Scotland in May 1972! The car is understood to have passed to its second owner, Maurice Ravens, in 1988 and then its third owner, Michael Berry, in 2004. The car’s fourth owner acquired the car through UK Ferrari specialists DK Engineering in February 2011. The car underwent a major refurbishment in 2005 which included an engine rebuild and repaint. The mechanical works were completed by Ferrari specialist Kent High Performance Cars. Once the car was imported into Australia its fastidious owner decided to have the paintwork redone and the interior re-trimmed in black leather. This car is very well known to Oldtimer Australia having been sold by us back in June 2015 to its current owner. The mileage at that time was 31,324 miles. The car joined a significant collection and now a change in circumstances has resulted in this stunning GTC/4 being offered for sale. The car has been sparingly used in the last three years and today the odometer reads 31,925 miles. Today the car presents and drives beautifully. The paintwork is excellent as is all of the chrome and the trim. Given the interior has been re-trimmed within the last thousand miles or so it is ‘like new’ and the cockpit is a lovely place to be. The car starts on the button and the engine pulls strongly, as you would expect given it has only done circa 12,000 mile since it was rebuilt. The car is tight on the road with no rattles or squeaks. The car has been meticulously cared for since arriving in Australia and it has been regularly serviced and maintained. The car is fitted with ‘as new’ Borrani wire wheels, which were an option new and they really suit the car. The original Cromodora alloy wheels and a set of colour coded fibreglass bumpers will accompany the car. To ensure this car is a more usable classic the previous owner has fitted Black Stallion electronic ignition, a modern A/C system which blows ice cold air and electronic cooling fans to improve the efficiency of the cooling system. The previous owner also complained of a noisy gearbox when he first got the car and swapped the aluminium case gearbox from this car with a steel case gearbox from a 365 GT/4 2+2. Highlights: – A UK delivered, factory RHD example. – Full books in the correct leather wallet. – Original brief case tool kit and jack kit. – Fitted with Borrani wire wheels. – The original Cromodora wheels accompany the car. – Fitted with Becker radio. – Has a custom car cover. – A comprehensive history file. – With only (circa) 40 factory RHD Ferrari 365 GTC/4’s built, these cars are very rare with perhaps only six or seven examples remaining in Australia.
  • P.O.A
    The legend that was to become Rolls Royce was founded in May 1904 when a deal was struck between Frederick Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls. Shortly after, the first Rolls Royce motor car – the Rolls-Royce 10hp – was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in December 1904. It was agreed that Rolls Royce would initially manufacture four different models being a two cylinder 10hp model, a three cylinder 15hp model, a four cylinder 20hp model and a six cylinder 20hp model. It was immediately apparent that to manufacture their cars, Rolls Royce would require a larger factory and the decision was made to establish their headquarters and manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Derby in the east midlands of England. On the 15th March 1906 the company Rolls Royce Limited was formed and during this year Royce had been developing an improved six-cylinder model with more power than the 30hp. Initially designated the 40/50hp, this was the company’s first all-new model that became known as the Silver Ghost. Introduced in 1907, the 40/50hp or Silver Ghost remained in production until 1926. Originally powered by a 7,036cc six-cylinder engine, this was increased to 7,428cc in 1909 and following rave reviews was designated by the English car magazine Autocar as ‘the best car in the world’. Like all car manufacturers Rolls Royce was impacted by the First World War, however, post war the company made a strategic decision to manufacture a cheaper smaller car, enter the Rolls Royce 20hp. This model was a great success and it was produced alongside the Silver Ghost and its successor the Phantom, ensuring the Rolls Royce motor car company would survive and prosper. In 1931 Rolls Royce acquired the Bentley motor car company. The Silver Ghost was an outstanding success and incredibly a total of 7874 cars were produced from 1907 to 1926.It is understood that some 200 cars were sold new in Australia. A hard act to follow indeed, enter in 1925 the Rolls Royce ‘New Phantom’ known later as the Phantom 1. Although it used the same chassis as the Silver Ghost, the Phantom featured a new 7668 cc six cylinder engine. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for a sale a fabulous 1924 Rolls Royce Springfield Ghost. The car is chassis number S64LK, with engine number 22643 and body number WC914. The pickwick style coachwork was completed by Willoughby & Co and features four individual seats, two fold down occasional seats, foot rails, a wind down glass division, megaphone, hand straps & compendiums, complete with an extendable cigar lighter and roller blinds to complete the rear cabin fitout. It is one of the relatively rare right hand drive examples built at the Rolls Royce factory in Springfield Massachusetts in the USA. S64LK is understood to be one of the last 25 cars built with two wheel brakes and right hand drive. The Americans then converted to four wheel brakes, three speed gearbox and left hand drive. The car was completed in December 1924 and delivered to its first owners, the Swindells family, on the 6th August 1925. Interestingly in 1925 Mr F Swindells of Rockville Connecticut ordered two cars – one for himself and another for his wife. Both were to be chauffeur driven. S64LK was chosen as the car for Mrs Swindells. As it was to be used mainly around town, it had a very low geared diff fitted. The car remained Mrs Swindells personal transport from 1925 until 1933. Following the passing of Mr & Mrs Swindells the car was kept in storage by the family for many years. The car was eventually sold to a gentleman in North Hampton who, shortly afterwards, decided to part with it and it was purchased by a Mr Ron McLeod of Bridgeman Downs in Brisbane, Australia. This was circa 1989 and Ron arranged for Wolf Grodd and Joe Wilson of world renowned restoration company Sleeping Beauties to refurbish the car. In 1997 Dr John Matheson of Sydney, Australia acquired S64LK and used it on a number of international rallies. In 1998 it was entered in the Monte Carlo Voitures Anciennes Rallye (it won 3rd place overall and 2nd place for originality in the Concours d’Elegance), then in 1999 the Silver Ghost Association Tour of South Africa and finally in 2000 the Silver Ghost Association Tour of the south island of New Zealand. In 2006 John decided to part with the car and the previous to current owner became the next proud custodians of S64LK. This car is very well known to Oldtimer Australia having been sold by us back in May 2015 to its current owner. The mileage at that time was 54,650 miles. The car joined a significant collection and now a change in circumstances has resulted in this stunning Springfield Ghost being offered for sale. The car has been sparingly used in the last three years and today the odometer reads 54,675 miles. S64LK has very low mileage for a Silver Ghost. Interestingly the only ‘real drivers’ of the car were Mrs Swindells (or at least her chauffer!) and Dr Matheson. The rest of the time she has relaxed in storage, been on display in a museum or used sparingly for Rolls Royce club events and social outings. The current condition of the car can only be described as excellent and its condition certainly belies a car that was restored some twenty-five years ago. The paint, bright work and trim are all in excellent condition. The interior remains pretty much as it was when restored 25 years ago . . . it’s just beautiful! The engine bay is also clean and well kept. The car has been regularly serviced by a Rolls Royce specialist and had its radiator rebuilt prior to being sold in 2015. The car starts easily and out on the open road the car performs as it should. The engine pulls strongly and the car handles and stops efficiently. Everything works as it should, including the vacuum windscreen wiper. The car is very original except for the flashing turn indicators which have been discreetly fitted into the existing lights for modern day safety. On a recent test drive, the car performed faultlessly confirming SHD30 is ready to use. It is pertinent to note that with the low ratio diff the car’s optimum cruising speed is 45 mph. There’s something to be said about the statement “. . . they don’t make them like they used to” and this fabulous Rolls Royce is certainly a testament to that. This car is Rolls Royce style and elegance personified!
  • $47,950
    Inc GST
    • 1,050 Miles
    • MANUAL
    • CABRIOLET
    Following the Second World War much of the Messerschmitt factory had been destroyed and the company was no longer allowed to manufacture aircraft. In order to survive, they turned their hand to manufacturing other commodities including scooters. Fritz Fend, the designer and manufacturer of the Fend Flizer three wheel invalid carriage, approached Messerschmitt with the ideas of building a kabinroller or “scooter” with a cabin. This idea soon became reality and the Messerschmitt KR175 was born. Around, 15,000 cars were built before the KR175 evolved into the KR200 in 1955. Whilst a very similar car in many ways the KR200 had many improvements over its predecessor and it was a great success. The KR200 was powered by a 191cc Fichtel & Sachs air cooled, single cylinder, two-stroke engine positioned in front of the rear wheel, immediately behind the passenger’s seat. This provided a marginal increase in power from the KR175’s 174cc engine. The aircraft-inspired design is both very unique and very clever and the side opening canopy to allow access to and from the cabin is just brilliant! Another unique feature of these little cars was that they had no reverse gear as such. By pushing and turning the ignition key (rather than just turning to start) in fact started the car with the engine running backwards. This meant the car could in theory travel as fast backwards as it could forwards! In 1956 Messerschmitt was allowed to manufacture aircraft again and they lost interest in the microcars. Fend subsequently purchased Messerschmitt’s Regensburg works and the rights to continue to build the little cars. The cars were subsequently known as FMR Messerschmitts. Subsequently, a KR200 convertible model and later a KR201 Roadster were also built, however, it was the four-wheel FMR TG500 (or Tiger) that was the ultimate version. Some 40,000 of these cars were built in ten years of production through until 1964. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer a 1960 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet. This car is well known to Oldtimer Australia having been previously sold by us to its current owner some twelve months ago. The car is reluctantly offered for sale due to a change in his circumstances. Prior to this, the car came from a long-term owner who acquired it as a project some twenty years ago. He restored the car and has used it sparingly since, attending the occasional micro car club event and classic car show in and around Sydney. The car’s prior history is not known though it is understood to have been a long-term Sydney car. Today this car presents and drives fabulously. Whilst it is an older restoration the paintwork is bright and in excellent condition with only the odd minor blemish noticeable on closer inspection. All of the exterior trim, badges, lenses etc look to be correct and also in excellent condition, consistent with the rest of the car. The interior is ‘just lovely’ and all of the switches and gauges are in working order. The steering wheel, which often develops hairline cracks in the ceramic coating on Messerschmitts, is also in good condition. Mechanically the car is ‘on the button’. It starts easily, the engine pulls strongly and it changes up and down the cars quite smoothly. Out on the open road, the little beast keeps up with modern traffic, handles well and stops as one would expect. In summary, the car runs and drives as it should. The red exterior with the contrasting white interior (with red piping) is a fabulous colour combination for a Messerschmitt. And whilst all Messerschmitts are ‘very cool’ and highly desirable, there’s no doubt the cabriolet is the most desirable model. There is a copy of the original owner’s manual that will accompany the car. You get great value ‘smile per mile’ in a Messerschmitt . . . a unique opportunity!
  • $359,950
    Ex Gov Charges
    • V8cyl 6.2L
    • AUTOMATIC
    • 2D CONVERTIBLE
    The legend that was to become Rolls Royce was founded in May 1904 when a deal was struck between Frederick Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls. Shortly after the first Rolls Royce motor car, the Rolls-Royce 10 hp, was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in December 1904. It was agreed that Rolls Royce would initially manufacture four different models being a two cylinder 10hp model, a three cylinder 15hp model, a four cylinder 20hp model and a six cylinder 20hp model. It was immediately apparent that to manufacture their cars Rolls Royce would require a larger factory and the decision was made to establish their headquarters and manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Derby in the east midlands of England. On the 15th March 1906 the company Rolls Royce Limited was formed and during this year Royce had been developing an improved six-cylinder model with more power than the 30hp. Initially designated the 40/50hp, this was the company's first all-new model that was also to become known as the Silver Ghost. Like all car manufactures Rolls Royce was impacted by the First World War, however, post war the company made a strategic decision to manufacture a cheaper smaller car, enter the Rolls Royce 20hp. This model was a success and produced alongside the Silver Ghost and its successor the Phantom ensuring the Rolls Royce motor car company would survive and prosper. In 1931 Rolls Royce acquired the Bentley motor car company. Post the Second World War a significant milestone in Roll Royce history was the introduction of the Silver Dawn, which was the first model to be built with a factory built body. In 1955 Rolls Royce introduced the Silver Cloud and for the next eleven years this model was at the cornerstone of Rolls Royce production. Throughout history Rolls Royce made their chassis’ available to specialist coachbuilders, however, by the late 1950’s and early 1960’s coach built motor cars had become extremely rare and they were built in very small numbers for the ‘rich and famous’. One of the more interesting and exclusive coach built models from this era was the Silver Cloud III Coupe and Drop Head Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward. From our research it is not clear as to exactly how many of these cars were actually built, but it is around three hundred in total of which certainly less than one hundred were the Drop Head Coupes (design 2045, by Koren) making it an extremely rare car. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer a 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Drop Head Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward. According to the factory build sheets chassis number SRJ817C was ordered new through Rolls Royce agent RS Meade Ltd for Sir J (Joseph) Arthur Rank, a British industrialist who was head and founder of the Rank Organisation and a pioneer of the British film industry. The car was ordered in ming blue with off white leather upholstery and blue carpets. It is not known whether Rank actually took delivery of the car or in fact sold it very soon after acquisition as there is information on file to suggest that the car was actually delivered new to a Mr K Wylie Esq of Knaresborough in the north of England. Wylie owned the car a short time before it was sold through London based Rolls Royce specialists Jack Barclay Limited. The car was first registered in the UK as DRX135C. The cars subsequent history is not known until it was acquired by a dentist from New York in the USA in the mid 1980’s. The car spent the next twenty years in his ownership before being acquired by a Sydney businessman and imported into Australia in 2007. He enjoyed the car for a few years before it was sold through a Rolls Royce specialist to another Sydney businessman in 2010 who throughout his period of ownership continually improved the car. Today the car presents and drives very well. The car is understood to have been repainted some ten years ago and the paintwork still carries a high gloss. The car has obviously been used as there is the odd light paint scratch or mark evident. All of the chrome and exterior trim are in very good condition. Inside the car is superb. The leather seats, door cards, carpets etc are in excellent condition as is the woodwork, instruments and controls. Mechanically the car looks to be well sorted. The car starts easily and it settles into a smooth idle. The engine pulls strongly and the gauge shows it has excellent oil pressure and the engine runs cool. Out on the open road the car ’glides along’ and handles as one would expect, the gear changes are smooth and the brakes firm. The soft top is in good condition and the electronic hood works as it should. The car has an original Handbook with Power Operated Hood Systems booklet, an original sales brochure and UK price list for the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III range by Mulliner Park ward, other maintenance books and cards, the original Rolls Royce build sheets and factory documentation, two books on Arthur Rank who ordered the car new, a history file with a number of service receipts, some period photos etc and the original UK number plates DRX135C. Any coach built Rolls Royce presents a unique opportunity, however, an open top coach built Rolls Royce presents a unique opportunity indeed. This car is Rolls Royce style and elegance personified! Listed price AUD $359,950
  • P.O.A
    • MANUAL
    • Coupe
    The Ferrari 250 Series cars built from 1953 through until 1964 really stamped Ferrari on the map. The race cars dominated on tracks all over the world and their road cars were without peer and very successful. Ferrari was on a roll and his clientele were the rich and famous. The 275 and 330 Series cars which succeeded the 250 Series cars were also very successful cars in period, though both were built and sold primarily as gran turismo road cars. Without doubt one of the best cars to come from Maranello during this time was the subtle, yet beautiful Ferrari 330 GTC. The Ferrari 330 GTC debuted at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. The car was designed to fill the gap between the four seater 330 GT and top of the range 275 series cars. Built on the 275 chassis and powered by the proven four litre twin cam V12 engine (with 300 hp) and with fully independent suspension, the 330 GTC was regarded as the best gran turismo car in the world at that time. Many viewed the 330 GTC as a closed version of the 275 GTS. In total just shy of 600 cars were built from 1966 to 1968 before being succeeded by the 365 GTC. These cars are rare in Australia with perhaps only ten examples known to remain in this country. We are delighted to offer a fully sorted and absolutely stunning 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC. This particular car was delivered new to Italy and sold by Ferrari dealer Motor S.A.S to a Mr Mattioli in Rome. Its original colour scheme was 'azzurro' with a black interior. Subsequently the car’s early history is not known, however, it is understood to have found its way to the USA early in its life. The car was acquired in a poor state from the USA by an Australian enthusiast who imported the car and immediately began a total restoration. Unfortunately progress was slow and other projects took precedence. The car was sold partly restored to Ian Cummins in the mid to late 1990’s and it was Ian who completed the restoration of the car. The car was converted to right hand drive during the restoration. It was sold to the current owner in late 2000, however, he was working overseas at the time and didn’t take possession of the car until he returned home to Australia in September 2001. At that time the odometer was 29490 km. In the following 16 plus years of ownership this classic Ferrari has been meticulously maintained at no expense by marque specialists in Melbourne. In September 2009 the engine was rebuilt by Mark Johnson in Melbourne. At that time the odometer was at 38760 km. Today the odometer reads 46365 km.When restored the car was finished in the stunning colour combination of ‘Rosso Sir Ivor’ (a light metallic burgundy) with a beige leather interior. There is an album which contains a photographic record of the restoration. Whilst it is an older restoration this car is stunning and it presents and drives fabulously! It is not a concours car, rather a beautifully presented example that does get driven from time to time. The paint work remains of high quality and as you can see from the suite of photographs the depth of colour is very strong. There are some very minor imperfections in the paint with the odd small stone chip evident. All of the bright work, exterior trim and glass are in very good condition. Inside the cockpit everything is excellent, including the leather seats, door cards, the carpets, timber work, dash, instruments and controls. The engine bay is spotless and very clean. The heart and soul of any Ferrari is its engine and this 330 has one of the sweetest engines we have experienced in a classic V12 Ferrari. Turn the key, prime the fuel pumps to fill the carburettors, three pumps on the throttle and ignition . . . boom, she starts straight away from cold without touching the accelerator and immediately settles into a smooth idle. Allow everything to warm up and get the car out on the open road and it is just magic! The V12 sings like no other and the power band is just something! The gearbox is slick and very smooth. The car also handles and stops as it should. This Ferrari 330 GTC is fully sorted and ready for its new owner to enjoy. It is also fitted with air conditioning. Any inspection welcome. The car has a partially complete tool roll & jack kit, owner's manual, parts manual and an extensive history / ownership file since acquisition by the current owner in 2000. A unique opportunity. Enquire Now.
  • $299,500
    Inc Gov Charges
    • MANUAL
    • 2D Coupe
    The Porsche 911 story is one of motoring’s finest. The Porsche 901 as it was initially designated was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963, however, when production commenced in 1964 it was sold as a Porsche 911. Interestingly Porsche was forced to change the name of its new car as a result of Peugeot having exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle! The 911′s trademark was that it was powered by an air cooled engine mounted in the rear. The model evolved over the years, however, Porsche remained true to the 911′s original concept only changing to a water cooled engine with the 996 series in 1998. The 911 excelled as both a road car and as a race car and it is arguably the most successful sports car ever built. Today the 911 lives on and the latest 991 series cars that are manufactured in Stuttgart are as popular as ever. There were many significant incarnations of the 911 and arguably one of the most important was the introduction of the Porsche Turbo. Whilst Porsche had toyed with turbo charging previously, and indeed used it successfully on their race cars, it wasn’t until the introduction of the Porsche 930 Turbo (also known as the Porsche Turbo or Porsche 911 Turbo in some markets) that turbo charging was available on a Porsche production car. The Porsche 930 Turbo was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in late 1974 and the car entered production the following year. At the time the car caused an absolute sensation. It was easily distinguishable from the ‘standard’ 911 by its body shape and specifically by its distinctive wide wheel-arches that had to accommodate the ultra low profile Pirelli P7 tyres and of course the large rear spoiler or ‘whale tail’. Powered by a 2996 cc 6 cylinder turbo charged engine delivering 260hp the car was exhilarating to drive and by today’s standards incredibly raw. These early cars are known for their exhilarating acceleration coupled with challenging handling characteristics and extreme turbo lag. The acceleration was neck snapping reaching 0-100 km/hr in just over 5 seconds and the top speed was quoted to be ‘in excess of 250 km/hr’. At the time the car was recognised in the same company as the Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Boxer and Aston Martin Vantage as one of THE ‘supercars of the 70′s’. Porsche made its first significant change to the Turbo in 1978 when the engine capacity was increased to 3299 cc, an intercooler was added and the brakes upgraded. In this guise the car was produced for a decade being ultimately succeeded by the 964 series in 1990. Oldtimer Australia is privileged to offer for sale this stunning, totally original and unmolested 1982 Porsche Turbo 3.3 Litre. The car is a factory right hand drive Australian delivery, it is fully matching numbers and is finished in its original colour scheme of guards red (027-9-2) with a tan interior. With just over 61,000km on the clock it is totally original in every regard and drives like a ‘new car’. And yes it has a full service history with books and tools. Just wow . . . there wouldn’t be many like this in the world let alone Australia! The car was sold new through John Newell Porsche Centre in Darlinghurst, Sydney to a Mr Tony Ianelli who lived in a small country town in rural NSW. Ianelli kept the car for thirty years before selling it in 2012. He was posted overseas in 2010 and had the car in storage and ultimately made the difficult decision to part with his beloved Porsche two years later. The car was taken to a Porsche specialist in Melbourne by its new owner and they went through car from top to bottom. There are invoices on file for $10,000 for this work. At that time the odometer was at 61032 km. The car’s new owner was coincidentally transferred interstate with work so the Porsche was again laid up in storage and seldom driven over the next four years. The car changed hands in 2016 and it was again recommissioned by the same Porsche specialist in Melbourne. At that time the odometer was 61127 km and in excess of $10,000 was spent recommissioning the car and bringing it to the condition it is today. The car was acquired by Oldtimer Australia in late 2016 for a growing air cooled Porsche collection, however, its new owner has changed direction with his car collection and this wonderful Porsche is now offered for sale. The best way to describe this car is as a ‘time capsule’. With a genuine and documented 61376 km on the odometer this car is quite something. The paint looks to be extensively original and for its age is in remarkably good condition. It has a high gloss and great depth of colour as you will see from the photographs. It does have a few stone chips on the bonnet and the odd blemish here and there, most of which would have been collected by its country driving from new. The interior is pretty much like being in a ‘new car’ back in 1982! The seats, door cards, carpets, instruments & controls, steering wheel are all in excellent condition. Can you believe it still has that eighties new car Porsche smell . . . incredible! As you would expect the car runs and drives magnificently. The steering and gear linkages on these older Porsches can get somewhat ‘sloppy’ over time, however, in this car it is as tight as a drum. The engine pulls like a train and the performance is simply breath taking. The car retains its original Porsche radio. The previous owner opted to fit a set of aftermarket Fuchs wheel and preserve the originals in storage. The original wheels along with the books, tools, miscellaneous Porsche accessories and history file will of course accompany the car. The original John Newell Porsche Centre sticker still remains on the rear windscreen of the car. This is one for the serious Porsche collector. Listed price AUD $320,000
  • $135,000
    Inc Gov Charges
    • V12cyl 4.4LL
    • MANUAL
    • 2D COUPE
    The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a fabulous time for Ferrari. Its flagship 365 GTB/4 Daytona was a resounding success and Enzo’s ‘big risk’ the Dino 246 was also selling very well. At that time Ferrari wanted to continue with his tradition of producing high performance ‘Grand Touring’ cars with a 2+2 configuration and the 365 GTC/4, which was a successor to the 365 GT 2+2 and 365 GTC, filled that niche. The early 1970′s were a time of innovation and Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati et al continued to introduce new models in an endeavour to trump the other. The 365 GTC/4 was only in production in 1971 & 1972 and its successor the 365 GT/4 2+2 was first shown in October 1972 at the Paris Motor Show. This car, designed and built by Pininfarina, featured unique styling and whilst the sharp angular lines were ‘very new’ for Ferrari is did share the characteristic design feature of a swage line dividing the body into an upper and a lower half with the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Unlike the GTC/4 the GT/4 2+2 could seat four people in relative comfort. Mechanically the 365 GT/4 2+2 was almost identical to the 365 GTC/4 and its 4390 cc quad cam V12 engine with six Weber 38DCOE side draught carburettors put out an impressive 320 bhp was capable of propelling the car from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/hr) in a healthy 6.4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 150 mph (250 km/hr). In period the car was well regarded though the oil crisis of the 1970′s made the car somewhat difficult to sell and only 524 examples were built from 1973 to 1976. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this 1974 Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2. This particular car is an Australian delivered, factory RHD example, that is confirmed to retain its original ‘matching numbers’ engine. The car has books, including the original warranty card and jack kit. According to the Maranello Concessionaires Archives this car was delivered new in ‘Avorio the Tetrarch’ (ivory) with Beige 846 hide interior. The car was collected new from the Ferrari factory in Maranello by its first owner a Mr John Carroll Kelleher from Melbourne, Victoria on the 5th April 1974. This is confirmed by the original Italian registration documents that accompany the car. Mr Kelleher enjoyed his car in Europe for a short time, as evidenced by the stampings in the warranty card booklet, before it was imported into Australia. The car’s subsequent early history is not known, however, it was acquired by a well known Melbourne based Ferrari collector in the late 1980’s / early 1990’s who enjoyed the car for a few years before restoring it. It is understood at that time the car was repainted red. The car changed hands in the mid 1990’s and its next owner kept the car for almost twenty years before trading it on a Ferrari Testarossa. The car was then acquired by its next owner in April 2013, a well known classic car enthusiast / collector based in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The car was used on a number of classic Ferrari rallies where it performed admirably. Today the car presents and drives beautifully. This 365 has obviously been very well cared for throughout its life, evidenced by the condition of the interior of the car which looks to be original. Finished in the fabulous colour combination of classic Ferrari red with a beige interior this car has a real presence about it. The paint work still retains a great depth of colour and high gloss. There are some stone chips and imperfections evident, but overall the paint work is in very good condition. The underside of this car is also excellent and consistent with the car’s overall condition and presentation. Similarly the external trim, lenses and glass are all in really good condition. The cabin is just a lovely place to be, presenting with just the right amount of patina. There are no rips or tears in the upholstery. Overall the car’s condition belies its age of 40 + years. Whilst this car looks the goods it really gets exciting when you turn the key. The engine starts easily and it soon settles into a smooth idle once it starts to warm up. Buckle up and away you go . . . on the move you realise that the car is tight on the road with no rattles or squeaks. It steers, handles and stops as you would expect. The gearbox is firm and the sycnhros are good, though second is a little notchy, particularly when cold. The big engine revs willingly and the car pulls strongly through the rev range. The oil pressure is good and the V12 sounds ‘just right’. The car has its original ‘matching numbers’ engine and it has books, including the original owner’s manual, warranty card, dealer directory and Voxson stereo instructions. There is also a jack kit. We have had the pleasure to handle a number of 365 GT/4’s over the last few years and this is one of the better ones. The Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 has to be the last of the relatively affordable classic front engined V12 Ferraris and this example now needs a new owner to use it and enjoy it! The odometer reads 83,143 miles which is believed genuine.
  • $65,000
    Inc Gov Charges
    • 6cyl 4887L
    • MANUAL
    • 4D Coupe
    The Bentley motor car company was founded back in 1919 by brothers W.O. and H.M. Bentley. The Bentley brothers were involved in the motor industry having acquired the agency to sell French built DFP (Doriot, Flandrin & Parant) cars in 1912, however, they desperately wanted to build their own cars. So that they did and the first Bentley motor car, being just a chassis with a dummy engine, was shown at the 1919 London Motor Show and in late 1921 the first production Bentleys were built and delivered to their new owners. Bentley got the formula right and their cars proved to be luxurious, reliable and fast thus attracting buyers from the elite of society in period. The cars were also incredibly successful on the race track with Bentley achieving the ultimate success winning Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. The difficult economic times in the late 1920’s had a major impact on Bentley and they stopped motor racing soon after winning Le Mans in 1930 and ultimately fell into receivership in 1931. Rolls Royce acquired the assets of Bentley in late 1931. In this period Bentley produced some fabulous motor cars including the 3 Litre, 4½ Litre, ‘Blower Bentley’, 6½ Litre and 8 Litre models that are all today highly sought after by enthusiast and collectors all over the world. The first new Bentley produced following Rolls Royce’s acquisition was the Bentley 3½ Litre which evolved into the Bentley 4½ Litre. Bentley’s of this era are also known as Derby Bentleys as they were built at Rolls Royce’s factory located in Derby in the north of England. Subsequent models included the Mark V, Mark VI and R-Type. Rolls Royce introduced the Silver Cloud and Bentley the S-Type in 1955. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer this lovely 1956 Bentley S-Type (S1). The Rolls Royce / Bentley factory build sheets confirm B493CM was delivered on the 28th August 1956 making it quite an early example of this elegant Bentley. The car was finished in sand over sable with a tan leather interior. The car has body number S1612 and it is fitted with engine number BC496. Both numbers are confirmed as correct by the build sheets. There are forty four pages of York Motors service records that accompany the car documenting its service history through until November 1977. The latest service document, from 18th August 1977, notes the car’s mileage as 102,603 miles. The records note that B493CM was sold to Mr C. Hoskings Esq. It is unknown exactly how long Hoskins owned the car, however, by 1965 the car had passed to a Mr James Kelleher of Kelleher & Co. The first service records in Kelleher’s name are from 7th April 1965 and note the mileage as 67,876 miles. It is understood Kelleher lived in Sydney and also had a property in Inverell near the NSW/Queensland border and he loved to use his Bentley for ‘high speed’ commutes. The current owner acquired B493CM off Gareth Will from TK Motors in 1996. By this time the car had fallen in to a poor state of repair and TK Motors completed significant mechanical work on the car, including an engine rebuild. The car’s new owner then carried out further restoration work including a repaint, fitted an alternator, fitted air conditioning and additional cooling system fans. The car was used on various club events and from time to time as a wedding car and special occasion’s limousine. Since the owner’s retirement B493CM has been regularly seen on Rolls Royce and Bentley club events. Whilst this car presents very well, it gets used as its makers intended it . . . and that is to be driven! The car has circumnavigated Australia and it also participated in an International Bentley Driver’s Club event that started in Vancouver, Canada, through the Rocky Mountains to Anchorage in Alaska and return. Don’t we wish these cars could talk! Today the car presents and drives really well. The ‘cirrus grey’ paintwork has a high gloss and is in good condition for a car that has been well used. There is the odd stone chip and blemish evident. The exterior trim, chrome and glass are in good condition. Overall the interior of the car is also in good condition. The tan leather upholstery is well presented with no rips or tears, the timber is excellent as are all of the instruments and controls. The carpets are showing some wear but more than serviceable. The car starts easily and it performs well on the road. The engine pulls strongly and the car shifts smoothly through the gears. The current owner has completed the simple maintenance tasks himself, however, the car has also been regularly maintained by Rolls Royce and Bentley specialists NBS Services in Brisbane. Prior to sale NBS went over the car and attended to a number of mechanical items. Accompanying the car is an original owner’s manual, a copy of the original Rolls Royce / Bentley factory build sheets, forty four pages of service records from York Motors, a partially complete tool kit, jack & accessories, a pump and spare wheel. The original radio is not fitted but will also accompany the car. In the photographs the car is shown with Queensland registration plates ‘Q1956’, however, it is being sold unregistered and these plates do not accompany the car. The owner of the car is open to discussing the purchase of the number plates by private treaty. Today the odometer reads 56,056 miles. The current owner is relocating and has made the difficult decision that it is time to pass on custodianship of his Bentley. Powered by a 4887 cc six cylinder engine these early Bentley’s are often preferred by purists over the later V8 engined cars. This car presents a fabulous opportunity to enter the world of classic Bentley ownership at a very competitive price point.
  • $45,000
    Ex Gov Charges
    • V8cyl 5733 ccL
    • MANUAL
    • 2D ROADSTER
    The Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded in Detroit, USA in 1911. The company was merged into General Motors in 1917 and subsequently became a Division of that company. Chevrolet is an iconic American brand that is well known the world over. The 1950’s and 1960’s were a time of great change in America and the automobile played a significant part in the American way of life at that time. Chevrolet is recognised as producing the great American family car, however, Chevys have enjoyed much success in motor racing, the small block V8 is considered by many to be one of the greatest engines of all time and the Corvette is perhaps the company’s crowning achievement. The Chevrolet Corvette is without doubt America’s most popular sports car. Born in 1953, the Corvette has gone through many iterations and is an ‘automotive icon’ recognised throughout the world. The first generation or C1 series cars were produced from 1953 to 1962 and are often referred to as the ‘straight axel’ cars because independent rear suspension was not introduced until 1963 on the second generation or C2 series cars. 1962 was an important year for the Corvette. Not only was it the last year of the C1 series cars as noted above, it was the first year of the legendary 327 cubic inch engine. The third generation of Corvette, the C3, was introduced in 1969 and production ran for an astonishing 14 years confirming the popularity of this model. Whilst the engine and chassis of the C3 cars were essentially the same as its predecessor, this car had completely new body styling and interior. Some sixty four years after the first C1 Corvette rolled off the production line Chevrolet is still building the Corvette today (which is designated C7). The early Corvettes are becoming sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike and finding original, unmolested and unrestored cars is becoming difficult. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible. This particular car was acquired in the USA and imported into Australia (Queensland) in 2005 and there is a Queensland compliance plate dated 1 July 2005 fixed to the car. At that time the car carried the Queensland registration plate VET 074. The car was then sold to an enthusiast in Melbourne in December 2015 who travelled 1,264 miles in the car in his two years of ownership. A growing family resulted in him selling the car in December 2017. This C3 Corvette Convertible ticks all the boxes. It is extensively an original and unmolested example. The car has its original ‘matching numbers’ 350 cubic inch / 250 hp engine, it has the sought after manual transmission and remains in its very desirable original colour scheme of silver with a black interior. It is also left hand drive. The wheels and steering wheel are understood to be from a slightly later model car. The car has all its tags and original stickers intact, including: the ‘Recommended Tire Pressure’ sticker and the ‘General Motors Manufacturers’ sticker (that has the chassis number and manufacture date) in the door jam and the ‘Engine Starting Procedure’ sticker on the driver’s sun visor. The paint and trim code ID tag is also in place. All of the above confirm this car as a November 1973 build. The overall condition of the car is ‘very good’. It has clearly been well cared for by its previous owners. The car just had a new soft top fitted and in March 2016 had the cooling system overhauled, which included the fitting of a new radiator core. Today this Corvette presents and drives beautifully. The silver paint is vibrant with the odd stone chip, imperfection or blemish evident. The exterior chrome, trim, badges and the glass are all in very good condition. The interior looks to be extensively original. The seats show some wear with a few small splits and damaged seams evident. That said they are still very presentable and usable. The door cards remain in very good condition. Similarly the dash, instruments and controls are also in very good condition and everything looks to be in working order. The car is fitted with the desirable adjustable steering column. The engine bay is clean and it is noted that after market Moroso cam covers are fitted. Turn the key and the engine starts easily and soon settles into an idle. It is evident that the car has a mild cam. Out on the open road the car drives beautifully. The gearbox is firm and the car pulls strongly through the rev range. It also handles and stops as it should. The odometer reads 24,937 miles. Not our usual fare (but pretty cool!), so competitively priced for a quick sale. Price: AUD $45,000.
  • $199,950
    Inc Gov Charges
    • 4,396 Kms
    • Coupe
    Following Henry Ford II’s failed takeover of Ferrari in 1963 Ford directed his race team to build a car to beat Ferrari at endurance racing. Following discussions with Lola, Lotus and Cooper Ford opted to work with Lola and hired key people to the project, including former Aston Martin Team Manager John Wyer, and the Ford GT40 was born. The car first raced in May 1964 at the Nurburgring 1000km where it had a promising start but soon retired with mechanical problems. Ongoing mechanical problems plagued the team and in late 1964 Carroll Shelby was subsequently hired to ‘sort the car out’! Success didn’t happen overnight and apart from a single victory at the Daytona 2000 in February, 1965 was an unsuccessful season from a results perspective for Ford. It was very different in 1966 and the Ford GT40’s, now powered by a 7 litre V8 engine took all before them winning race after race including the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans. From 1966 to 1969 the Ford GT40 dominated endurance racing all over the world including winning Le Mans consecutively from 1966 to 1969. Today the Ford GT40 is an icon and it is one of the most recognised and collectible cars ever built. As such it is not surprising that there have been many replicas and recreations built over the years. Ford themselves introduced the Ford GT in 2005 that was inspired by the original GT40. This car was a resounding success and produced in limited numbers over a two year production run. In fact it was so successful that Ford is preparing for a ‘new’ Ford GT to enter production. British company Safir Engineering entered into an agreement with Walter Hayes of Ford and John Wilment of JW Automotive Engineering to continue to produce a limited number of GT40s, the Mk V, during the 1980s. At which time, Safir applied for and was issued a trademark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the ‘GT40’ trademark, which the Ford Motor Company had never done. Subsequently Safir Engineering was dissolved and the rights to the GT40 trademark etc were transferred to US based company Safir GT40 Spares. Subsequently Safir GT40 Spares granted a licence to American company Superformance to build GT40’s under licence. The Superformance (Hi-Tech) GT40 is recognised as a ‘continuation car’ and the following description is from their website: A quality re-creation of the original that beat Ferrari and finished in the top three positions in the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966. In developing the exhilarating GT40 continuation, engineers went to great lengths to ensure authenticity. So authentic, that we can legally use the name “GT40”. The GT40 also carries the GT40/P chassis number, the cars are listed in the Shelby Car World Registry and official GT40 registry. The GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards - in fact over two thirds of the rolling chassis’ parts are interchangeable with that of an original car, including the 'monocoque`` style chassis. The Superformance GT40 also boasts of a pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body. Current models offered are the MKI and MKII which are available in right and left hand drive. Add your choice of power (big or small block) with a ZF/RBT transaxle, and prepare yourself for extreme satisfaction and the ultimate in styling. The cars are built by Hi-Tech in South Africa. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer a Superformance (Hi-Tech) GT40. This particular car being chassis number GT40P2260 was commissioned from Superformance in 2007 and subsequently imported into Australia. The car’s owner was hell bent on registering the car in Australia and he went on a mission to do exactly that. After many years of working with the authorities and tens of thousands of dollars later, incredibly he was able to have the car meet Australian Compliance Regulations and it was finally registered in Queensland in October 2010. This particular car is right hand drive and it features a right hand gear change. The car is powered by a Ford 5.4 litre Boss V8 with throttle body fuel injection that is mated to a ZF Quaife gearbox. The car sits on BRM style wheels - 8” x 15” front and 10” x 15” rear. Suspension is adjustable rose-jointed with Billstein coil-over shocks. The interior features seats trimmed as original along with period style switches and Smith gauges. The car also has the optional ‘gurney bump’ giving a little more head room for taller drivers. However, unlike the original the Superformance (Hi-Tech) GT 40 has air conditioning with the unit cleverly disguised as a dry sump tank. In Evo magazine’s 2007 ‘Road and Track Car of the Year’ comparison the Superformance (Hi Tech) GT40 placed third out of the twelve cars tested, behind the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Caterham R400. They give this car a big wrap “ . . . and so to the top three. You don’t have to be an enthusiast of a certain age to be seduced by the Hi-Tech GT40. ‘I felt like Steve McQueen at LeMans,’ said young Catchpole. It’s a highly authentic experience, visually and dynamically, and although there are a whole heap of cars here that would show it the way home, that didn’t make it any less desirable. Truly intoxicating.” Turn the key, push the start button and the V8 roars to life. It warms quickly, you then you select first gear and plant your foot. It becomes immediately apparent that this car is an absolute beast! It has performance on tap to challenge just about any modern super car. That said the car is relatively easy to drive and quite happy to cruise along in traffic. The car has travelled only 4,396km and it has never been tracked. Its overall condition is simply ‘like new’ inside and out. Not surprisingly this car turns heads everywhere it goes. It is a multi-award winner and our photo shoot ended up being a drive by car show! This is understood to be one of only five Superformance (Hi-Tech) GT40’s in Australia and most likely the only car that is complianced and fully road registered. A unique opportunity. Price: $219,950.
  • $55,000
    Ex Gov Charges
    • 169,188 Kms
    • V8cyl 3818L
    • AUTOMATIC
    • 2D CONVERTIBLE
    Following the outbreak of the first word war in 1914 Europe’s car industry was decimated. In Germany both Daimler and Benz went back to producing cars post war, however, times were tough. A merger between Daimler and Benz would ensure that both companies survived and following a technical co-operation agreement in 1924 the companies formally merged on the 1st July 1926. Mercedes Benz was born! Subsequently Mercedes Benz went on to build some of the greatest cars of all time. The cars from Stuttgart bearing the three pointed star all had one thing in common . . . they were renowned for their technical innovation, build quality, luxury and performance. In the 1950’s Mercedes Benz produced one of the greatest cars of all time – the iconic 300SL Gullwing and 300SL Roadster. Whilst fabulous cars, they were very expensive and generally sold to the rich and famous. Mercedes wanted to build a sporting luxury car that still looked classical in the mould of the 300SL, but it had to be affordable and the plan was to build such a car in far greater numbers than the exclusive 300SL’s. Enter the Type W121 or 190SL as it became known in the mid 1950’s. This model was an outstanding success and circa 25,000 cars were built over the next 8 years of production. The formula worked and Mercedes Benz carried it on with great success in the 1960’s with the Type W112 230SL/250SL/280SL models. This evolved into the Type R107/C107 280SL(C)/350SL(C)/380SL(C)/450SL(C) models built throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. In recent years the demand for these cars has skyrocketed, though the later cars have remained relatively affordable compared to the Type W112 models and present an excellent buying opportunity in today’s market. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer a 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL. Highlights: – Australian delivered (York Motors – Sydney), factory RHD example. – matching numbers car as confirmed by the factory data card. – a totally original and unmolested ‘time capsule’. – hard top / soft top. – hard top stand. – fabulous original colour scheme of red with a black interior. – full books including the original tags for the cruise control and stereo. They are all MINT. – fully stamped service book showing impeccable service history. – documented mileage of 169,188 km. – one owner car for the majority of its life. The first owner lived in Sydney and moved to the Sunshine Coast circa 2005. The car was recently sold to the neighbour as the owner needed some funds for a business venture. – the paint has a high gloss and is exceptional for a 35 year ‘young’ car! It is extensively original with the odd paint touch up evident and perhaps the boot has been repainted. There is the odd blemish or stone chip evident also, but you have to look hard! – the interior is in excellent condition, consistent with the rest of the car. The upholstery has no rips or tears and is unmarked. The timber is also in excellent condition. – all of the instruments and controls are in excellent condition and look to be in working order. The A/C blows ice cold air. – the soft top looks to have been ‘rarely used’, however, it is in average condition. As a result of ‘tucked away’ for many many years the clear window is showing some signs of yellowing and has a small hole in it. There is also the odd imperfection the fabric. – the car starts easily and drives as good as it looks. – the car has just been gone through and sorted by a classic Mercedes Benz specialist and all it now needs is a new owner to use it and enjoy it! – this has to be the best example available in Australia.
  • $159,950
    Inc GST
    • 7,892 Miles
    • 6cyl 7668L
    • MANUAL
    • SALOON
    The legend that was to become Rolls Royce was founded in May 1904 when a deal was struck between Frederick Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls. Shortly after the first Rolls Royce motor car, the Rolls-Royce 10hp, was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in December 1904. It was agreed that Rolls Royce would initially manufacture four different models being a two cylinder 10hp model, a three cylinder 15hp model, a four cylinder 20hp model and a six cylinder 20hp model. It was immediately apparent that to manufacture their cars Rolls Royce would require a larger factory and the decision was made to establish their headquarters and manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Derby in the east midlands of England. On the 15th March 1906 the company Rolls Royce Limited was formed and during this year Royce had been developing an improved six-cylinder model with more power than the 30hp. Initially designated the 40/50hp, this was the company’s first all-new model that was also to become known as the Silver Ghost. Introduced in 1907, the 40/50hp or Silver Ghost remained in production until 1926. Originally powered by a 7,036cc six-cylinder engine, this was increased to 7,428cc in 1909 and following rave reviews was designated by the English car magazine Autocar as ‘the best car in the world’. Like all car manufacturers Rolls Royce was impacted by the First World War, however, post war the company made a strategic decision to manufacture a cheaper smaller car, enter the Rolls Royce 20hp. This model was a success and produced alongside the Silver Ghost and its successor the Phantom ensuring the Rolls Royce motor car company would survive and prosper. In 1931 Rolls Royce acquired the Bentley motor car company. The Silver Ghost was an outstanding success and unbelievably a total of 7874 cars were produced from 1907 to 1926 and it is understood that some 200 cars were sold new in Australia. A hard act to follow indeed, enter in 1925 the Rolls Royce ‘New Phantom’ known later as the Phantom 1. Although using the same chassis as the Silver Ghost the Phantom featured a new 7668 cc six cylinder engine. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for a sale a fabulous and incredibly original 1925 Rolls Royce ‘New Phantom’ or Phantom 1 bodied by Martin & King. The car goes by the name of ‘Rosie’ and she is chassis number 78MC with engine number AY15. The factory build sheets confirm the car is ‘matching numbers’. The car is a ‘long chassis’ and the build sheets note the car as off-test in July 1925. The cars was ordered new with brass fittings, including the radiator shutters. The coachwork was by Windovers and the build sheets note the body type as an open tourer. The car sold through Dalgety to Sol Green a well-known book maker, financier and philanthropist in Melbourne, Australia in August 1925. Green obviously had a like for brass fittings on his Rolls Royces motor cars as his 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, a car previously sold by Oldtimer Australia, was also ordered that way. The car is well documented in the book Rolls Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country by Tom Clarke & David Neely. Following is the history as described in the book: 78MC – engine AY15, long chassis , off test July 1925, brass fittings, Windovers allweather, possibly with California top (body no.5168, Aug. 1925), Dunlop artillery wheels, via Dalgety and All Bristish to Sol Green (bookmaker and financier), St Kilda, Melbourne, Feb. 1926 reg’d VIC-22-766, VIC-26-635. Bumpers, levers, hubnuts and interior fittings goldplated. Rebodied as Martin & King saloon ca 1933 for Green (L. Dalton, Rolls-Royce: the Derby Phantoms, 1991, p.33); Mr Baker, ‘Greengables’, East Malvern, Melb., late 1930’s reg’d VIC-197-663 Oct. 1936, VIC-214 Jan. 1939; to Mr Baker’s son Arthur Baker reg’d VIC-HE-432, VIC-SK-762 Oct. 1950; Harold H. Paynting, Vic., 1960s, reg’d VIC-JYK-800 Mar. 1968; in Mansfield. The most recent and fourth owner acquired the car off Paynting (the author of the David Flood series of books) in 1989. During his ownership the engine was rebuilt by McDermotts in the mid 1990’s. The car is estimated to have travelled some 5,000 miles since. The charm of this car is its originality. Apart being re-bodied in c1933 the car is essentially original and it looks to have original paint and trim, which whilst showing some age and patina are remarkably well kept. As they say the devil is in the detail and the original Bosch car radio (which works!), hat rack, blinds, pull out rear seats and table are all just a fabulous addition to the car. The car has been a regular attendee on an annual classic car rally through country Victoria over the last twenty years where it has always performed impeccably. Today the car starts relatively easily and once warm settles into a clinically smooth ‘Rolls Royce’ idle. The engine pulls strongly and car cruises effortlessly on the highway. On the road the car drives really well and performs as it should. ‘Rosie’ is accompanied by the original owner’s manual, parts book (copy), service instructions (printed on very fine carbon type paper), Rolls Royce build sheets, receipts for the engine work completed by McDermotts, some interesting Sol Green memorabilia as well as general Rolls Royce memorabilia. There is also a Rolls Royce tool kit. A unique opportunity.
  • 1949 M.G. TC FOR SALE

    Brisbane QLD
    $39,950
    Inc GST
    • 59,818 Miles
    • 4cyl 1250L
    • MANUAL
    • ROADSTER
    MG is one of the world’s most iconic motoring brands. Founded in 1924 by Cecil Kimber, MG (which are the initials for Morris Garages) produced some fabulous cars pre war and enjoyed much success in motoring racing. A milestone for the company occurred in 1933 when an MG Magnette K3 became the first non-Italian car to win its class at the Mile Miglia. Today when someone mentions MG you immediately think of ‘the affordable, everyman’s sports car’, and particularly the MGB. It was, however, post World War II that MG really brought the sports car to the people with the MG TC. The MG TA (built from 1936 – 1939) and MG TB (built from 1939 – 1940) were well regarded sports cars, but sold only in relatively small numbers. Introduced in 1945 the MG TC was in fact a very similar car to the MG TB, both visually and also mechanically sharing the same 1250 cc engine but with a slightly higher compression ratio. Whilst only built as right hand drive America fell in love with the MG TC and many cars were sold to American serviceman serving in the UK and Europe at the end of the war. In fact everyone loved the TC and cars were sold to all points of the globe! Over six years of production MG sold 10,000 MG TC’s. The MG TC was succeeded by the MG TD in 1945 and circa 30,000 cars were built before being replaced by the MG TF in 1953. Just under 10,000 TF’s were built of which one third had the 1500 cc engine. The T Series MG’s were replaced by the MGA in 1955. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this lovely 1949 MG TC. This particular car is confirmed by the MG TC Registry as being completed on the 26th May 1949 and it is understood to have been sold new in Australia. The car’s early history is not definitively known, however, it is understood to have lived in south east Queensland most of its life. A note on file from possibly the car’s first owner makes the comment “. . . if my memory serves me correct the original registration number was Q477260”. This makes sense as this registration plate is from 1949 or 1950. He gifted the car to a friend in 2008 who lived on the Atherton Tablelands. Its new owner enjoyed the car for a short time and it was then offered for sale in the August 2010 issue of Just Cars magazine. The car’s previous owner acquired the car in October 2010 and it formed part of a large collection in country Victoria. It was used sparingly, as confirmed by him and evidenced by the Club Permit log books. When acquired in 2010 there was an issue with car’s starter motor which had jammed. Unfortunately the engine was damaged when the car was being transported to its new owner. An insurance claim followed and the engine was fully rebuilt by the MG Workshops in Melbourne. The owner took the opportunity to go through the car mechanically and the end result that in excess of $30,000 was spent on the car. Since being acquired by Oldtimer Australia this car has been tidied up cosmetically and today it presents beautifully in the striking colour combination of black, with off white wheels and a dark red interior / soft top. TC’s have a reputation as being somewhat pedestrian to drive, however, this example must have had its engine ‘worked’ as it pulls strongly through the gears and it performs really well out on the open road. In fact is quite a delight to drive! The gearbox also shifts smoothly and the car handles and stops pretty well. Is this a concours car? No it is not. A purist will notice the dash has been slightly modified with the speedo and tacho now sitting in front of the driver and the spare wheel has a shroud or guard sitting across it. What it is though is a really well presented car in an absolutely stunning colour combination that is mechanically sorted and ready for its next owner to enjoy. An original Instruction Manual and good history file will accompany the car.
  • $65,000
    Inc GST
    • 581 Miles
    • CONVERTIBLE
    The Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded in Detroit , USA in 1911. The company was merged into General Motors in 1917 and subsequently became a Division of that company. Chevrolet is an iconic American brand that is well known the world over. The 1950’s and 1960’s were a time of great change in America and the automobile played a significant part in the American way of life at that time. Chevrolet is recognised as producing the great American family car, however, Chevys have enjoyed much success in motor racing, the small block V8 is considered by many to be one of the greatest engines of all time and the Corvette, introduced in 1953, is perhaps the company’s crowning achievement. Another of Chevrolet’s great success stories was the Chevelle. This mid-sized automobile was first introduced in 1964 and built as a sedan, coupe, convertible and station wagon with many different engine options to cater for all markets. The Chevelle evolved over three generations throughout fifteen years of production. The muscle car market was significant and important for American manufacturers at that time. The Chevelle SS or ‘Super Sports’ was Chevrolet’s competitor in that space. Today the second generation Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 is recognised as one of the ‘great cars’ of that era. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible. Back in 2014 the car had just completed a near decade long restoration that used only top notch components. The paint and chrome was all done. The whole interior was new and it certainly shows that way. The car is finished in a fantastic shade of nevada silver (originally 53 – placer gold) over correct black vinyl interior and black soft top. The car is fitted with a period correct LS6 motor mated to a THM-400 automatic transmission and proper 12-bolt 3.55 posi rear end. The car is fitted with a host of options including air conditioning, power top, power steering, power brakes with front discs and slotted rotors, bucket seats with headrests, centre console, comfort grip steering wheel, ZL2 cowl induction hood with pins, day/night rear-view mirror, windshield antenna, full Soft-Ray tinted glass, tilt column, AM radio, stainless fender trim and more! The car currently rides on a set of beautiful period staggered SS wheels with Chevrolet bowtie centre caps and trim rings. The tires are BF Goodrich Radial T/A measuring 245 front and 275 rear. The car was fitted with a new fuel tank and a host of other new components including brake lines, stainless steel braided fuel lines, rear springs, driveshaft, front suspension (A-arms, ball joints, Gas-matic shocks, springs), steering components, front inner fender wells and more. The owner at the time opted to fit Energy suspension engine mounts, Hotchkis rear trailing arms and front/rear sway bars and a billet finned differential cover. The car was built with driving in mind and as a result it was fitted with a Champion aluminium radiator, under dash SW water temperature & oil pressure gauges and front H4 HID lights that are significantly brighter than stock units and enable this to be a safer car after dark. This car was purchased by the current owner from the St Louis Car Museum in September 2014 and subsequently imported into Australia. The import approval is dated 29th October 2014. Once arriving into Australia the car has been used sparingly. When purchased the car had travelled a meagre 219 miles since restoration and today the odometer reads only 581 miles. Today this Chevelle presents in stunning condition inside and out. The Nevada Silver paint looks better than it ever could have in 1971. The interior is basically like new and the cabin is just a very nice place to be. Particular detail was spent in the undercarriage of this car and it certainly shows. Pump the throttle and turn the key and big block 454 burst into life with an almighty growl. She needs a few minutes to warm and settle . . . and then you go. And go it does with a dab on the throttle the car surges forward and just begs for more! The engine noise is quite something and this car makes what many believe to be the quintessential muscle car sound. Is it perfect? No, there is the odd very minor blemish in the paint and the soft top tonneau cover should be replaced. The car has been driven enough to correct all post-restoration bugs and the car is ready for its new owner to enjoy.
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