Lynx Engineering debuted in 1973 by building faithful replicas of Jaguar C and D-Type in an old converted farm outside of Sussex.
The leaders, Elgan Howell, Chris Keith-Lucas and Guy Black, had never intended to become Jaguar specialists but their know-how was put to use over the course of the original restorations.
However, eager to diversify, they realized that classic cars disappeared quickly in the past.
It was only when a customer brought an XJ6 to turn it into a convertible that the company changed direction.
Convertible conversions were the way to get in, and the new Jaguar XJS was the way to go.
Soon, Lynx Engineering released convertible cabriolet conversions every two weeks.
Sales take off, a niche was found.
Then, Jaguar ended all this by launching his own XJS convertible, introduced in 1988, certainly inspired by Lynx’s work.
Although the factory version of Jaguar was only two seats and Lynx was still receiving orders, the company went the other way.
So, instead of a convertible, she turned the XJS into an Eventer hunting station and perhaps created the most British vehicle available.
An elegant hunting estate with three doors, all the wood and leather you can gather: how to have more British?
Lynx has given the XJS increased visibility, room for the rear seats, room for the trunk in addition to exclusivity.
Each transformation lasted 14 weeks. The attention to detail was magnificent.
To develop the Eventer, Lynx cut almost all of the bodywork at the rear of the bulkhead, moved the fuel tank, lifted the rear floor to create a flat surface extending to the rear seats and stiffened the suspension to compensate. the center of gravity that was three inches high.
The style had to stay true to the initial design of Jaguar, bet won!
The Ad that caught our attention is therefore this Lynx Eventer shooting brake based on Jaguar XJS V12 released in 1984 and displaying 74,000 miles. This is the 20th copy of 67 built.
The Antelope (bronze) color was changed to black and it was converted into LHD, a big historical documents and bills file is available.
The Maserati Mexico (tipo AM112) is a touring car produced by the Italian manufacturer Maserati between 1966 and 1972.
Presented in the form of a prototype on the coachbuilder Vignale stand at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, it received an enthusiastic welcome and the firm decided to put it into production. This 2-door, 4-seater coupé designed by Virginio Vairo was presented in a final version the following year at the Paris Salon of October 1966.
The origin of the name Mexico comes from the fact that the prototype Vignale was sold in 1965 to a large Mexican customer named Diaz Barroso. According to the records of the factory, the Maserati 5000 GT of the Mexican president Adolfo López Mateos acquired in 1961 was sold second hand to Señor Barroso. Following a major accident, Barroso sent his 5000 GT to the factory for repair. During his visit, Barroso saw the prototype Vignale, bought it and the chassis number of his 5000 GT was transferred to the prototype in order to cancel the customs duties when he returned to Mexico. Incidentally, the British driver John Surtees won the 1966 Grand Prix of Mexico on a Cooper-Maserati.
The Maserati Mexico was marketed with two engines. The 260 hp 4.2L V8 engine from the Maserati Quattroporte I and the 4.7L V8 developing 290 hp. Combined with a 5-speed ZF manual gearbox or optional 3-speed automatic Borg-Warner, the speed was between 230 and 250 km / h.
The Maserati Mexico was able to accommodate 4 adults comfortably in leather seats. It had a mahogany dashboard, richly endowed with instrumentation. Power windows and air conditioning were standard, while power steering, automatic transmission and radio were optional.
The Maserati Mexico is the first model of the brand to receive a four-wheel ventilated disc brake amplified by two servo-brakes.
The Maserati Mexico was equipped with 650×15 “Borrani wire rims with central locking. On the late models of sheet metal rims were mounted, Borrani son were still available but now fixed by four nuts. Some models were equipped on request with magnesium wheels of a design similar to those of the Maserati Ghibli but 6.5 inches wide against 7 inches on the latter.
In 1967, its selling price in France was 92,000 F 3 . At the time, its rivals were the Ferrari 365 GT 2 + 2, the Lamborghini Espada or the Aston Martin DB6.
The ad that caught our attention is this rare Maserati Mexico (1 out of 480 copies produced worldwide including 7 for the French market) put into circulation in January 1968 and displaying 85540km certified by Maserati.
The body is Agua Verde color with a full leather cream interior. The vehicle is matching number is matching color. In perfect condition with a complete history, it had three owners. Maintained regularly, there is no charge to provide.
The Aston Martin DB2 / 4 is a sports car produced from 1954 to 1957, it is a 2 + 2 evolution of the DB2 which suffers from being unable to accommodate more than two people and a large volume of luggage. The DB2 / 4 – 4 for four seats – corrects these defects thanks to a body length of 4,305 mm .
Launched officially in 1953 at the London Motor Show, the Aston Martin DB2 / 4 breaks new ground in terms of bodywork. Through her open door in the fastback , she becomes the first hatchback model .
The Aston Martin DB2 / 4 retains the 6 cylinder in line of its predecessor but whose power is increased to 125 hp ; an evolution that barely compensates for the increase in weight. In 1954, the engine developed by Tadek Marek is bored to 83 mm , for a displacement of now 2 922 cm 3 . Developing 142 hp , it offers a hoarse and metallic sound.
The DB2 / 4 exceeds the symbolic bar of 200 km/h and is positioned as one of the best sports of the moment. Despite a firm suspension, she is described as soft and reliable as well as fun to drive.
The ad that caught our attention is this Aston Martin DB 2/4 put into circulation on January 1, 1955.
The engine and the gearbox have been completely renovated as well as the engine compartment. The ad describes the vehicle as matching number and chassis in excellent condition. Inside, the seats and bench are black leather, gray floor mat, headlining, door panels, dashboard are in excellent condition. The suspensions were fully renovated as were the brakes and electricity.
In terms of chrome, bumpers, headlight surrounds, handles, rims are in excellent condition, however, from the photos it will be seen that the front bumper and a part on the front grid are missing.
The bodywork and paint are in very good general condition apart from some scratches on the right side
Ideally, a beautiful painting to have it in competition state would be necessary which justifies its lower price than the average, a file of invoices of the carried out works is present.
The Silver Spirit is a full-size luxury car produced by Rolls-Royce Motors, in Crewe, England, from 1980 to 1999. It was the first model in the SZ series. The Silver Spur is a long-wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit, produced at the same time. It was the first car to feature the retractable Spirit of Ecstasy. The spring-loaded Mascot sank into the radiator shell if dislodged from its position.
The Silver Spirit II and Silver Spur II were refinements of the original models, introduced at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show. Suspension design saw the most change, with “Automatic Ride Control” introduced, a fully automatic system that adjusted dampers at all four wheels in real time. Other updates included the adoption of ABS and fuel injection as standard for all models.
Originally retaining the three-speed Turbo Hydramatic GM400 transmission from earlier Spirits/Spurs, a four-speed unit (the GM 4L80E) was introduced in the winter of 1991. The size of the petrol tank was also increased, up to 107 L (24 imp gal) the car’s range was now up to well over 500 km (311 mi).
Exterior and interior changes were minimal, with a considerably smaller steering wheel and two additional ventilation outlets added to the fascia mildly modernising the look up front.
The ad that caught our attention is this very rare 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur, transformed by bodybuilder Straman from Costa Mesa, California, the only one in Europe and one of 5 Straman.
It is therefore a second hand of 1989 imported from the United States and displaying 26 000km (or miles). The current seller has held it for 10 years, it seems in very good condition.
W124 is Mercedes-Benz’s internal chassis code for the designation of the Mercedes-Benz Middle Class (E-Class since phase 3 of the W124, which continues today). The W124 succeeded the W123 models in 1986 before being erased by the E-Class W210 in 1995. Sedan production stopped at the end of 1995, that of the break in 1996, and that of the coupe and convertible in 1997 .
in October 1990, at the Paris Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new Mercedes 500 E. Based on the classic W124 sedan, and developed jointly with Porsche, the 5-liter V8 from 326 hp SL500 is fitted to the sedan.
In 1993, the W124 range is remodeled with a new designation: the 500 E becomes an E500 according to the new policy of brand names (E, C, S …). Some aesthetic modifications intervene: new hood, new optical front, rear …
In 1994, a limited edition for the Swiss market only was marketed and named E500 Limited: only available in black (Saphirschwarz) or gray metal (Briljantsilber). 17-inch aluminum wheels with a DTM look are fitted and fitted with 245/45 tires. Only 500 Mercedes E500 Limited have been produced.
1995: After 5 years of production, the Mercedes 500 E goes out after 10,479 units produced.
The announcement that caught our attention is this Mercedes E 500 limited exclusively reserved for the Swiss market.
Put into circulation on August 1, 1994, it displays only 88 000 km, which is very reasonable, it seems almost original except for its change of color which must justify its price quite attractive since this model was only available in black or gray.
These cars are wanted and diabolical to drive, it deserves that we look at it
Upon his release in May 1957 the Citroën ID 19 Deluxe is powered by an “engine series D” 1911 cm 3 66 hp single carburetor body (body double on DS). This is an evolution of the “11 D” engine of the Traction Avant 11 hp, with a hemispherical cylinder head. It shares with the DS the hydraulic suspension, but is distinguished by the conventional clutch gearbox, steering and braking unassisted.
The IDs, with a less luxurious finish than the DS, can be recognized by the absence of wheel trims, body-color and non-chrome headlamps (small wheel trims and chrome headlamps from the 1959 models), the black rubber around their windshield surround (covers gray seal on DS), their burgundy plastic rear flashing horns then black (chrome on DS) and silver chevrons affixed to the trunk (golden on DS). The roof of the ID is translucent fiberglass unpainted (eggshell color); it is painted in white from the 1962 models.
The ID 19 convertible, launched in July 1961, has a presentation identical to that of the DS convertible except the dashboard of the sedan and the absence of grids “ashtrays” above each front wing. From February 1962, after about thirty copies produced, he inherits the engine of the DS 19 and it is deleted during 1965.
In total, for the D series, 741,747 sedans and 93,919 break derivatives were manufactured.
When it was launched in the course of the 1957 vintage, ID 19 was offered in three trim levels:
version ID 19 Luxury (sedan, station wagon, family, commercial):
Chronologically, this is the first version released in May 1957.
Hemispherical cylinder head, 66 hp SAE (135 km / h ). Compared to the DS 19: front seats with fixed backrests, no rear center armrest, small armrests only added to the rear doors from the 1959 models, specific interior fabric and washable seat covers on station wagons and derivatives, floor mats rubber at the front, no watch, no lining (up to 1962 models), box without upholstery.
version ID 19 Normal:
Commercialized a few weeks later, only sedan is an even more basic version.
Traction Avant front cylinder head, 63 hp SAE (130 km / h ), black painted center legs and seat belts, spare wheel in the trunk (under engine cover for other versions) Citroën plate on the rear bumper (no herringbone on the trunk) 2 , black color only, fixed rear windows, no door seals, front seats instead of seats, one sunshade … This version with Spartan equipment had a confidential distribution, it was removed from the catalog in 1961.
version ID 19 Comfort (sedan, station wagon, family, commercial):
Commercialized in the summer of 1957, it is the high-end ID, the one that was the most diffused, made from the Luxe model.
Three door armrests integrated in the side panels (no armrest on driver’s door), reclining front seats, watch, vanity mirror, central rear armrest (on sedan and station wagon), heating inlet on the left rear and seals door 2 . The ambulance was delivered in Comfort finish. During ID’s long career, the equipment has steadily improved.
The ad that caught our attention is this CITROEN DS ID 20 19 comfort break from 1974 displaying 135,000 km.
It was imported a few years ago from Norway, it is equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Silver green hue with a Targa tobacco interior.
It underwent a total restoration in June 2004. A file of expertise was realized in October 2014, it is sold with a gray card collection
It was reconditioned in 2018: maintenance, new and / or redone parts No oil leaks, no LHM leakage Optimum engine compressions
Hydraulics: • 4 main spheres + rechargeable batteries and brake • Contactor breaker • HP pump • Rear Coffee + beads + rods • Change can LHM
Engine, Cooling and Transmission: • Transmission Belt Covers • Radiator • Water Pump • Rocker Gasket • Full Carburetor Rebuild and Adjustments • Power Steering • Complete Exhaust Line: Primary Manifolds, Y-Tube, Main Muffler, Dual Direct Tube • Exhaust screen • Preheating tube • Emptying motor, gearbox and LHM • Changing spark plugs
Electricity: • Electric antenna • Battery • Electrical harness left and hitch and power harness starter • Horn • Voltage regulator adjustment
Body: • Roof top • Roof and joint change • Installation radio and speaker • Rear bolsters • Replacement body caps • Checking and adjustment of locks and opening systems • Replacing chute gasoline • Stretcher cover • Lighting plate • Support taillights and cabochons