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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

1977 MINI 1000 By WOOD & PICKETT Previously Owned By Cilla Black - COYS AUCTIONS The London Classic Car Show Sale Saturday 16th February 2019 Excel London, Western Gateway

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1977 MINI 1000 
By WOOD & PICKETT
Previously Owned By Cilla Black

Chassis Number: XL2SIN-383588A


The Mini came about because of a fuel shortage caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis. Petrol was once again rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, and the market for German bubble cars boomed, even in countries like Britain where imported cars were still a rarity. The Fiat 500, launched in 1957, was also hugely successful –, especially in its native Italy.
Leonard Lord, the somewhat autocratic head of BMC, reportedly detested these cars so much that he vowed to rid the streets of them and design a ‘proper miniature car’. He laid down some basic design requirements: the car should be contained within a box that measured 10×4×4 feet, and the passenger accommodation should occupy 6 feet of the 10-foot length; and the engine, for reasons of cost, should be an existing unit.
Alec Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 with a brief from Lord to design a range of technically advanced family cars in the same innovative spirit as his earlier Morris Minor to complement BMC’s existing conventional models. Issigonis had set out design projects for three cars – large and small family cars and a very small economy car. His initial work was on the largest car, designated XC9001, with the smallest car, XC9003, having the lowest priority despite it being Issigonis’ greatest personal interest. With Lord’s dictum to produce a bubble car competitor and his revised design requirements being laid down in October 1956, work on XC9001 stopped and XC9003 became the priority. The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by July 1957, they had designed and built the original XC9003 prototype, which was affectionately named ‘The Orange Box’ because of its colour. Leonard Lord approved the car for production on 19 July and XC9003 became project ADO15 and the Mini was born.
This superb example of the Mark IV Mini 1000 was purchased new by Bob Willis for his wife Cilla Black. The Mini was treated to an extensive upgrade by Wood & Pickett of Abbey Road which included solid black paintwork, extended wheel arches, complete Margrave leather interior and walnut dashboard. Recently restored while maintaining its originality this car is described to be in excellent condition throughout and has a wonderful provenance, sure to provide a ‘lora lora’ smiles!

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

1955 MORRIS MINOR SPLIT-SCREEN - COYS AUCTIONS The London Classic Car Show Sale Saturday 16th February 2019 Excel London, Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock, London

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1955 MORRIS MINOR SPLIT-SCREEN
Estimate £5000 -£7000


The Morris Minor debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948 to 1953), the Series II (1952 to 1956) and finally the 1000 series (1956 to 1971).
Initially available as a two-door saloon and convertible, the range was expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, a wood-framed estate, the Traveller from October 1953 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from May 1953. It was the first British car to sell over one million units and is considered a classic example of automotive design, as well as typifying “Englishness”.
This is a charming example of the early split-screen Morris Minors which are a rare sight on British roads now. An iconic little car that is sure to bring a smile to a new owner.

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1967 VANDEN PLAS PRINCESS R - The London Classic Car Show Sale Saturday 16th February 2019 Excel London, Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock, London

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1967 VANDEN PLAS PRINCESS R
Registration No: SMT 594F
Ministry Vehicle Used By Harold Wilson Former
British Prime Minister


In the early 1960s, BMC spent some time talking to Rolls-Royce, in general terms, about merging some of their mutual interests. The only concrete result was that Rolls-Royce developed a special version of their six-cylinder 3,909cc engine for BMC to power their much revised Princess saloon. The new car was the 4-Litre Princess R, and rumours persisted that the R was meant to stand for Royal.
An automatic transmission was standard, the suspension benefitted from a massive new front cross-member, and there was even more attention to sound-deadening. The body shell was changed in many ways; there was a new roof panel offering more headroom, no peaks over the front and rear windows, a more upright rear window and the rear end was smoothed out by eliminating the fins and providing horizontal tail-lamp clusters. Perhaps the most important change, however, was to the price – which was £1,994, compared with £1,474 for the 3-Litre in the UK market. By 1967, production was down to 200 cars a year resulting in the Princess R being quietly withdrawn from production at the beginning of 1968 after just 6,555 cars were built.
This Vanden Plas Princess R was first registered on the 2nd October 1967 and supplied new in Ministry Black livery with Gold coachlines and was fitted with rear seat belts from new. There is an accompanying service history and the odometer reads a staggeringly low 8,500 miles which are believed genuine. The subject of many articles and supplied with a good history file and new MOT, SMT 594F is a superb piece of motoring and political history.



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1974 LAMBORGHINI URRACO P250S - COYS AUCTIONS The London Classic Car Show Sale Saturday 16th February 2019

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1974 LAMBORGHINI URRACO P250S
Chassis Number: DGM111320M

One Qwner 37 years
Recent Engine Rebuild Costing £15,000


n accordance with their practice of naming their cars after Fighting Bulls, it was fitting that this new, junior, V8 Lamborghini was named ‘Urraco’ which translates as ‘little bull’.
Intended to compete with rivals such as Ferrari’s Dino and Porsche’s 911 in an important market sector, the Urraco was announced in 1970 adopting the Miura’s basic mechanical layout. But in place of the former’s transversely mounted 4-litre V12, there was a 2.5-litre V8. Despite its simpler specification, the new V8 produced a highly respectable 220bhp at 7,500rpm. Styled by Bertone, the Urraco employed McPherson strut suspension all round and, despite a wheelbase 9cm shorter than the Miura’s, the car was roomy enough to accommodate a 2+2 cockpit. Benefitting from a lighter engine as well as a smaller footprint Urracos were nimble, easy to drive and excellent road holders and with a top speed of 146mph they were not slow either. Most importantly, it was quicker and more powerful than a Dino GT4.

The Urraco was intended to sell in relatively large numbers, but soon after it reached production, the entire market was hit by the OPEC oil crisis. Thus only 520 examples of the P250 were made, which was bad news for Lamborghini, but good news for buyers today seeking a comparatively rare car with pedigree, performance and stunning looks.
Previously owned by the Berardelli & Rossetti family in Brescia Italy for 37 years, this matching numbers example has been extremely well looked after over the years. Remaining in excellent condition in all respects, in December 2018, this special Urraco underwent a complete engine rebuild by marque specialists costing in excess of £15,000! A modest 33,000 miles are recorded on the odometer.
Finished in the best colour combination for these early Lamborghini’s; Maple black over tanned leather interior, the car has received a lot of attention in its current long-term ownership. Now fitted with upgraded cooling fans and new tyres and ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian!

Offered with private registration number LAM 8M.



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