The 1931 8 Litre Bentley comes with a long list of racing pedigree that includes a selection of course records and class wins over an illustrious competing career. It is a perfect example of the high-end vehicles offered for sale by William Medcalf Vintage Bentley.
This car caused quite a stir when it returned to UK circuits last year in the SuperTCC series with Simon Garrad driving who enjoyed some podium success. It hails from an era when Super Touring Cars was epic with names such as Rickard Rydell, David Leslie and Yvan Muller were battling it out week after week. Perfect for those modern GT racers who feel the need for speed but find themselves looking to the classic grids for their kicks, or a gentleman racer looking for a bigger challenge. You've found it.
Prepared for the 2015 La Carrera Panamericana this 1940 Cadillac La Salle type 40 - Turismo Production car is an all steel body is fully modified with Mustang front suspension with coil-over's and tubular upper- and lower-control arms. General Motors 302 cubic inch engine with cast iron heads and a Holly 600 CFM double carburetor, dyno tested at 360 HP. Aluminum racing seats and five-point belts. Massive, safety roll cage. Lots of spares.
Now repatriated back to the UK, the very same car which launched the F1 career of one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time is now available for sale. With an original Hart Turbo engine, complete with a spare block from Toleman team and full documentation showing unbroken history since it left Toleman establishing the cars provenance and it’s unique place in F1 history.
What a beauty, fetching real premiums now these 964 Cup cars, great history, all original panels (I think we can forgive the boot lid) and the original steering wheel is not pretty! Now running two seats due to being road legal, if you can handle a hard road ride it would make a great track day car, racecar or collection piece.
Bare metal restoration and conversion in 2010 to build an FIA Appendix K race car capable of competing in the U2TC Race at the 2012 Silverstone Classic and the 50th anniversary of the Lotus Cortina in 2013.Fully FIA compliant with current certificate, last raced at the 2013 Silverstone Classic U2TC event / Masters Racing Series seen here.
This stunning car has clearly been cherished by its previous owners, it has great history and very recently enjoyed an engine overhaul having had its dry Sump 6 Webber 250 V12 freshly rebuilt. 4769 is also fitted with a gated, 5-speed, GTO style finned gearbox and a high quality newly re-upholstered interior. A sound classic investment, one that can be used and enjoyed!
First competitive outing was in March 1955 in the Cote de la Roche, but made its mark when it came third in the 1956 Liege Rome Liege Rally driven by Olivier Gendebien and Pierre Stasse which was documented in a TV interview in 1962. Later competed in the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, LCP, Tour Auto - highly documented car.
We don't feature many modern cars but this one stands out, I noticed recently SLS models now dropping below the £100K price bracket. This car surely is set to be a future classic?
The original SLS 's famously finished 2nd and 4th in the 1952 Mille Miglia and won the Le Mans 24hr. An iconic 200 mph car, I remember them whizzing by in the 2008 Mille Miglia when James Martin and I were broken down at the side of the road!