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1961 Classic Austin Mini Estate Countryman (Woody) For Sale

A ’64 Mini Cooper was the car I owned just before I bought my first Bugeye way back in the 70s, so I have a particular affection for early cars like like the Mini you see here. This one is registered as a 1961 Mini and it has early door hinges, latches and windows, but a more modern interior and dashboard, complete with comfortable headrest equipped seats and a nice wooden dashboard. It’s perfectly nice and wonderful to drive and enjoy as it is now, or, if you are a purist, this car could be converted back to the original interior.

New Price! This car is now available for $16,595- A lot of fun for the money!

The car is fit with a 998 cc engine with a four synchro later gearbox. The engine and gearbox are presumed to be from a later car. It runs great and shifts smoothly.

Drum brakes are fit all around and they work wonderfully, the car stops straight and true. Nice 165/70×10 Yokahama tires are fit to ten inch minilights for a great performance ride.

In September of last year, we performed a major service to this car and made it into a great fun driver. We replaced shocks, ball joints, wheel cylinders, drums and shoes and a host of smaller issues, all with the eye to make the car easy to use and ready to go for the former owner, who used the car sporadically and recently decided to simply sell it to us.


You can now jump in this car and drive anywhere. It starts up easily, runs well and the brakes work great!

If you like these woody wagons, this one will provide exceptional summer fun! Call if you would like to take this one home!

PS: What is the difference between a Traveller and a Countryman?

Answer: Very simply a Morris Mini estate is a Traveller and an Austin Mini estate is a Countryman. Some people wrongly think that one model had the wood and the other didn’t, but both the Morris Mini Traveller and the Austin Mini Countryman were available both as a Woody and as an all steel version.


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1963 Porsche 356-Fantastic restored driver!

 

Fantastic restored 1963 356 B T6-Drive anywhere-For sale! $76,995

 

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We sold this sweet 356 to Phil in Florida early in 2016. Now he’s ready to trade for something new, and has asked us to list the car here. The car is currently located in Florida, where Phil has made it even better with cosmetic and mechanical improvements. If you are interested, please contact us for pricing and more information at 203-561-6929.

Here’s a wonderful Porsche full of Bugeye personality. This very well-restored 1963 Porsche 356B is elegant and sophisticated, a stylish gentleman compared to a rugged and toss-able nimble Sprite. These sold for about $4,200 when new compared to the Bugeye’s $1,795 new price, so of course, everything is quite different. The interior is more luxurious, the car is quieter and simply more elegant while retaining great sports car fun, racing heritage and service simplicity. The 356 is full of personality and lovable curves, just like a Bugeye and that’s why I like it so much. And the car is tons of fun to drive and admire. Everyone needs one of each.

Check it out in the video below, and click the “read more” button to see more information, pricing and a great photo album!

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300 HP 1970 Morgan +8 for sale-new video drive!

This superbly modified Morgan +8 was really popular last week, so it’s back this week with a new driving video any British car lover will enjoy. In fact, the car now has its own website with specs and lots of additional information, which you can see by clicking here, or check out the link below to watch the video of this sophisticated screamer in action!

1970 Morgan SUPER Plus 8 for sale, modified, improved, blissful.

We are proud to offer one of the nicest modified British cars ever to grace our site.

This is a highly modified 1970 Morgan +8 roadster, with 300 HP, capable of 0-60 in 4 seconds, with radically improved features throughout. No expense was spared in the quest to build the ultimate Morgan, with sufficient power to rival many modern performance automobiles. The car is freshly built about 1300 ago, after a three year build featuring an impressive upgraded new 4.0 liter V8 engine with four downdraft Webers, completely upgraded front suspension and rack and pinion steering (to dramatically improve ride quality and performance), vented four wheel disc brakes for exceptional stopping power, overdone cooling enhancements including a large aluminum radiator and supplemental oil cooler, elegant interior appointments and a stunning gray exterior finish.

This is perhaps the ultimate British roadster. You can see the impressive build quality in the video below.


Here’s a list of uprated features that make this car outstanding:

New wishbone front suspension supplied by Mulfab
New 4.0 liter 300 bhp V8 engine (featuring four down draft weber carburetors) custom built by John Eales
New four-wheel disc brakes supplied by Mulfab
New braided fuel lines
New stainless steel fuel tank supplied by Mulfab
New aluminum brake lines
New twin stainless steel exhausts
New twin ceramic coated stainless steel manifolds
New AVO shocks
New dual fuel pumps
New overbuilt, aluminum water and oil cooling systems

New panhard rod supplied by Mulfab
New anti-tramp bars supplied by Mulfab
New light-weight ash and aluminum coach work supplied by Morgan Motors
New Le Mans racing seats supplied by Morgan Motors
New interior trim supplied by Morgan Motors
New electrical system
New Brooklands aero screens and banjo steering wheel
New walnut veneer dash board supplied by Madera Concepts
New LED running lights and turn indicators
New rack and pinion steering supplied by Mulfab
New recalibrated and restored Morgan instrumentation
New switch gear
New Electronic ignition
New Optima battery

+Many more new and uprated accessories.


0-60 in 4-seconds.
60-0 in 120 feet.
Compliant ride/sharp handling.

This is no simple go fast ‘hot rod’, it is a well-engineered marvel that Morgan would be building today if they were free of government regulations, internal politics and market- driven cost constraints. Only the finest purveyors of Morgan-specific, engineered equipment were utilized in the design and build of this stunning vehicle.

Many removed original bits were neatly palletized and included with the sale of the car. Additional comprehensive build pictures are available. A comprehensive video is also available for this car, just ask if you would like to see it.

The car was built for fair weather motoring, but the original windshield, sidecurtains and top can be fit to the car for use in varied climates.

$200k was spent to build this ultimate Morgan. It can be yours for $125k.

We have added a great driving video, as well as comprehensive build information (top right portion of the linked page), which you can see by clicking here! If you like this car, you will love checking out the car’s very own website!

Please call if you are interested in this spectacular vehicle.

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1978 911 SC Targa for sale with 65k miles!


So many British car owners we meet confess they also love air-cooled 911s. I was lucky to have a dad who loved these cars, so I love them too and I’m always on the lookout for good ones. I bought this car as part of a larger collection, and I have been holding this 1978 911SC for about four years in my own small collection but I am not using it and it’s time to send it to a new home.

This car is unspoiled and feels like a time capsule. Everything is as it was when it left the factory, except the steering wheel, which is a very nice and high-quality “Dino” brand replacement. Coco mats help evoke the spirit of the era, as does the distinctive and simple mechanical targa top. By the way, have you seen the current 911 targa tops in operation? The entire rear window lifts up automatically and a motorized assemblage of levers and arms moves the top into the back of the car. It’s an engineering marvel, and I shudder to think of the repair costs down the road.

This is not that.

This is a top removed by flipping two levers. The top assembly easily collapses to fit in the trunk. Simple. From another era.

In fact, the window mechanism is also simple, this is a wind-up window car without factory A/C. In the engine bay you can see the air pump bracket, which we removed when we last serviced the car, because it was in the way and no longer connected anyway. I have saved all the pieces in a box to travel with the car.

Included are the two factory sales brochures from 1978, which verify the accuracy of this example (see photo album below). When you get into this car, the factory shag carpet and colors stand out because this seems nothing like modern automotive color palettes. When did you last see a dark brown car? For me, that’s what makes this car particularly special.

Turn the key and iconic round warning lights come to life. (These are the same lights I would see in the ’69 911S my dad once owned- this car gets you that look and feel without breaking the bank). I have a 1997 993 as well, and that car’s square warning lights (and there are a lot of them) just don’t as beautifully convey the soul of a 911. This dashboard is much more reminiscent of the older cars, which is one reason I love this vintage so much–more affordable, but still with the heritage and feel of the early 911s.

This car certainly seems to have spent much of it’s life garaged, the dashboard and gauges are great, they are not sun-faded or worn and there are no cracks in the dashboard. Thus the car looks much it would have in 1978. The interior is excellent.

The car comes with a notebook full of receipts and information from the prior owner, including the Porsche COA as shown. It was repainted once and shines beautifully. Everything works (except the horn) and it’s a blast to drive. The transmission is excellent, with no complaints from the synchros and the gearbox is a joy, with easy downshifting.

We have done a bit of maintenance on this car during my four years of ownership. We added a new premium Deka battery two years ago. We changed one rear wheel bearing and rebuilt both front calipers. We adjusted the valves, put in new gaskets, changed the injectors, air filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, as well as the oil, which has few miles on it since. New tires are just installed and the Targa top was also just restored (not pictured).

This car has the original engine, as verified by the pictured Porsche COA (see photos below). The timing chain tensioners were upgraded by the former owner about ten years ago. Receipts are included.

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