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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

1960 Borgward Isabella - RICHARD EDMONDS AUCTIONEERS Sale of Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles Saturday 19th October 2019



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RICHARD EDMONDS
AUCTIONEERS
Sale of Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles
Saturday 19th October 2019
Event field next to Allington Farmshop, 
just off the A420, SN14 6L



1960 Borgward Isabella
Reg. no. 222 CBM
Chassis no. 321959
Engine no. 4064610
In the 1950s, Borgward was an ambitious company with its sights firmly set on the giants of the post-war German car industry. Their large six-cylinder cars, the Hansa 2400 and later the P100, were meant to compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz and were aggressively forward-looking in their styling and technology. The Isabella was intended to appeal to a wider market; it was priced higher than a Ford or Opel in the domestic market, but lower than a Mercedes. On launch in 1954, the Isabella impressed reviewers with its spacious, airy cabin and excellent brakes, while Borgward’s taste for modern technology was shown by the monocoque construction and hydraulic clutch. The 1500cc engine developed 60bhp initially, rising to 75 by 1958, and was coupled to an all-synchromesh 4-speed column shift gearbox. Available in a variety of body styles, although always 2-door, the Isabella was a good seller, but along with Borgward’s other products left the market in 1961 when the company suffered a bankruptcy that remains controversial and murky to this day.
This 1960 Isabella is the practical estate (Combi) version. It has been restored at some point in the past but unfortunately little else is known about it at the time of cataloguing, as it comes from a deceased estate; it is hoped that more information will be with the car by the time of the sale.

Extra details and estimates:

£10,000 - 15,000



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1953 Kaiser Manhatten Sedan - RICHARD EDMONDS AUCTIONEERS Sale of Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles Saturday 19th October 2019



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Sale of Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles
Saturday 19th October 2019
Event field next to Allington Farmshop, 
just off the A420, SN14 6L



1953 Kaiser Manhatten Sedan
Reg. no. VSL 392

Chassis no. 016312
Engine no. 2144317
Kaiser-Frazer was one of very few American car manufacturers to start up after the Second World War and achieve reasonable success, competing in a market dominated by the ‘big three’ Detroit companies. Starting in 1947, when Joseph W Frazer and Henry J Kaiser acquired the lease on the Willow Run plant in Michigan, a former B-24 bomber factory and at the time the largest building in the world, a range of interesting, well-designed cars emerged from that cavernous edifice, badged as both Kaisers and Frazers. Although the ambitious early plan for a front-wheel-drive car was dropped, nevertheless the new 1947 cars took the American public by storm, as they were among the first all-new post-war designs on sale. In 1951, Frazer left and that brand was discontinued. In 1953, Kaiser took over Willy-Overland, and in 1955 passenger car production ceased and the company, later renamed Kaiser-Jeep, focused on off-road and military vehicles.
The Manhattan was originally a name applied to Frazer-branded vehicles, where it represented the very top of the line. After the discontinuation of the Frazer name, the Manhattan became a Kaiser, where, as before, it was at the top of the line-up. Power came from a 3.7-litre straight-six, which developed 118bhp. Kaiser always made a big effort to be bold with their styling – they had to, to stand out as a small fish in a very big pond – and the Manhattan was no exception. Bright colour schemes were the norm, and the interiors were among the finest of any American car of the period, with high-quality materials and a unique ‘bamboo-effect’ vinyl on the dash. In addition to the styling, contemporary reports praised the roominess of the interior, the smooth ride and handling and the surprising frugality of the engine.
This 1953 Manhattan, a rare car to find in its home country, let alone in the UK, is in superb condition, having been completely restored inside and out in 2010. The engine and four-speed automatic gearbox have both been rebuilt, and in its striking colour scheme with a wonderful interior, it’s a car that’s sure to create interest wherever it goes, both for its appearance and its rarity. Fully UK registered following its importation, it comes with a V5c and a large file of relevant information.

Extra details and estimates:

£22,000 - 24,000


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1959 Austin Nash Metropolitan - RICHARD EDMONDS AUCTIONEERS Sale of Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles Saturday 19th October 2019



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Sale of Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles
Saturday 19th October 2019
Event field next to Allington Farmshop, 
just off the A420, SN14 6L



1959 Austin Nash Metropolitan

Reg. no. 318 CHT
Chassis no. Unknown
Engine no. Unknown
The post-war American car industry was dominated by the Detroit-based ‘big three’ of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Other manufacturers therefore often felt they had to try to do something different to catch the buying public’s imagination or tap into a niche that the big three had not yet noticed. One such company was Nash, who introduced some interesting cars – the wind-tunnel-honed Airflyte was one, with an interior that converted to a bed, while the 1950 Nash Rambler was one of America’s first successful post-war ‘compact’ cars. In 1952, though, Nash decided they should try to sell something even smaller, so entered into an agreement with Austin of England to make the Metropolitan. The bodies were made by Pressed Steel Fisher, with final assembly completed by Austin at Longbridge using their own running gear. Complete cars were then sent to the US for sale through Nash dealers, starting in 1953. Nearly 100,000 were sold there in eight years, spurring other manufacturers to introduce similar-sized cars. In the UK, from 1957 until the end of production Austin held the rights to market the car, and although its small size wasn’t so remarkable as in the US, its adventurous trans-Atlantic styling was.
This 1959 right-hand-drive Metropolitan is a rare UK-market example; only between 1,200 and 5,000 were sold here. Bought as a restoration project by the vendor and completed over the course of two years, it is fitted with the 1.5-litre BMC B-Series engine, which has been rebuilt. Also fitted with a new wiring loom and many other new parts, it has only done less than 50 miles since completion, and hence remains in good condition although some minor recommissioning is recommended. It comes with a V5c and an old-style logbook.

Extra details and estimates:

£10,000 - 12,000



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1999 BMW Z3M COUPE - COYS AUCTIONS The Spirit of Motoring Sale Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF Saturday 19th October 2019



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The Spirit of Motoring Sale
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
Saturday 19th October 2019



1999 BMW Z3M COUPE

ESTIMATE £25,000- £30,000


The Z3 M Coupe, or BMW ‘Breadvan’ or “Clown Shoe” as many refer to it was very much an oddball and all the better for it, the Z3 M Coupe follows no model lineage and wasn’t replaced when production ceased, but what a wonderful hiccup in the corporate product line this car was. Here was a BMW that sent a high voltage shock through the normally slick but slightly conservative BMW range of the time. The lead engineer for the M Coupe, Burkhard Gosche, must have been very influential and smooth of speech to gain approval from the BMW Board of Directors. After all, the ingredients were unorthodox, to say the least. Take the Z3 roadster, turn it into a fixed head coupe with a hatchback, drop in an E36 M3 engine and make sure it was a cost-effective to produce. No easy task for BMW Motorsport division at the time.
Offered in the most desirable colour combination of Estoril Blue with black leather and blue inserts, this S50 Z3M Coupe has covered 58,000 miles from new.
The vendor has owned the car since 2013 and located the car after a search for an enthusiast owned example. The history file shows of £13,000 of invoices including notice of the VANOS recall, where the correct factory modifications completed.
A comprehensive service history is complete with the car by way of a stamped service booklet.
The car is offered with an MoT test certificate valid until January 2020 which importantly was obtained with no advisories. This example of this BMW is presented in very good order throughout and given the low mileage is certainly a sought after car. The vendor goes on to confirm that the paintwork and interior of the car are in excellent condition, the alloy wheels are unmarked with virtually brand new tyres and this 3 Litre beast is extremely tight to drive and delivers plenty of power!
Estimate: £25,000 – £30,000
€29,000 – €33,000
$31,000 – $36,000


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