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  • Jennifer Saunders Tweet on our 'electric' Fiat 500

    by Garry Shortt | Mar 31, 2018

     

    My dream has come true. Always loved the classic Fiat 500 and yesterday drove one for the second time and it’s ELECTRIC. It’s a beauty . And there’s more than one. Electric with classic style. All boxes ticked. https://electricclassiccars.net/ 

     

  • Classic Chrome's 'Electric' Classic Fiat 500's are coming...

    by Garry Shortt | Jan 12, 2018

    Classic Chrome's new venture - 'Electric Classic Fiat 500's' are arriving this month!

    Prices will start @ £25,000 depending on specification...

    Call us today to book your test drive!

    020 8876 8171

    https://electricclassiccars.net/

  • Alloy-bodied Daytona discovered in Japanese barn

    by Garry Shortt | Aug 29, 2017

    World’s only road-going alloy-bodied Daytona discovered in Japanese barn!

  • 'Electric' Porsche 911 now @ our showrooms

    by Garry Shortt | Aug 1, 2017

    The fabulous 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa that was converted to 'Electric' power by the Electric Classic car Company has now arrived at our showrooms and is on sale @ £85,000!

    This unique Porsche 911 3.0 SC Targa was first registered on 19th November 1979 and has covered just 500 miles since the conversion to 'electric' power!

    It has just been fully restored and converted to electric power by the Electric Classic Car company and the works included a complete bare metal restoration with numerous parts having been fitted throughout. 
    The Engine was removed and replaced with a maintenance free and air cooled 100kw brushless 3 phase AC double winding Electric Motor mated to the original 5 Speed Manual Gearbox and it produces 220lbs of torque from '0' mph.

    The batteries are from a Tesla Roadster and there are 18 of these 3 kwh batteries (54 kwh's in total) split over both front and rear of the car - approximately 48/52 for optimal weight distribution and a recent study found that the Tesla batteries will last to about 95% of their original capacity over 300k miles and the electric motor also has a similar lifespan.

    The Braking system has also been upgraded with a new larger Master Cylinder and new Ventilated Discs with 8 pot Brake Calipers to manage the additional power generated from the electric motor in this car! 

    It has an 'Eco' mode and a 'Power' mode button on the dash which allows you to have what power you require and it also has 'Regenerative Braking' (charges batteries on deceleration), EZ electric Power Steering, Electric Heating, New Braid replica Fuchs Alloy Wheels with new Pirelli Tyres, Electric Porsche Boxster Seats, new LED Headlights and a Type 2 on-board 7kw charging system with the plug under the petrol flap, Alarm/Immobiliser with Central Locking, and a Porsche Classic Stereo with built in Sat Nav.

    This example has been modified to resemble an early 1970's 911E and these modifications included a complete chrome trim set, opening chrome 1/4 lights, polished stainless Targa Roll-Over Bar, new Engine lid and grille (original Spoiler removed) and Gold 911E badges. 

    The 0-60mph is around 7 seconds and very similar to the original car, but it feels significantly quicker due to the max torque effect of the electric motor from stand stiil and the range with this set up is around 200 miles, although this is dependant upon driving style. 

    Watch this video for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIil_VwBGYM
    Also featured in August's 911 & Porsche World magazine.

    Upon sale it will come with our own customer care package including a 55-point pre-delivery inspection and 12 months Mechanical Breakdown Parts & Labour Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost if required. The Electric Motors require no maintenance and should last for in excess of 10/15 years if not longer and the tesla Batteries the same!

    This is a very unique car which is just the start of the 'electric revolution' for Classic Cars! 


     

  • The 'Electric' Porsche 911 SC Targa

    by Garry Shortt | Jun 2, 2017

    The 'Electric' revolution of Classic Cars has begun! 

  • Ferrari celebrates its 70th anniversary!

    by Garry Shortt | Mar 14, 2017

    On 12 March 2017, exactly 70 years after Enzo Ferrari test-drove the first car to bear the Cavallino Rampante for the very first time, the company kicked off its anniversary celebrations with a wonderful re-enactment of the moment at the factory gates in Maranello, but with a modern twist…

    The start of something new - watch the video:

    https://youtu.be/_9jPDKwSbKA

     

    It was a special moment on Via Abetone Inferiore in Maranello yesterday, when a Ferrari 125 S — the first 12-cylinder Ferrari — met a LaFerrari Aperta for a historic photo opportunity at the famous factory gates. It was 70 years to the day that Enzo Ferrari trundled out onto the roads in the 125 S for the very first time, heralding the beginning of his eponymous company’s illustrious history. The re-enactment marked the beginning of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations, which will take place in over 60 countries around the world, before culminating at Maranello on 9 and 10 September. 

     

  • New E Type!

    by Garry Shortt | Dec 16, 2016

    This beautiful E Type has just arrived with us for sale after a complete "Nut & Bolt" rebuild to Concours standard and it is genuinely like a brand new car straight off the production line! 

  • Hundreds of Italian classics to be sold with no reserve!

    by Garry Shortt | Nov 22, 2016

    Hundreds of Italian classics to be sold with no reserve!

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    More than 430 classics are set to be auctioned without reserve at Milano AutoClassica from 25-27 November, with hundreds of other fascinating lots ranging from vintage speedboats and bicycles through to period enamel advertising signs. 

    The vehicles and motoring ephemera form RM Sotheby’s Duemila Ruote sale, an auction of assets formerly belonging to businessman Luigi Compiano and seized by the Italian government three years ago.

    With rock-bottom estimates, no reserves on even the priciest lots and, in many cases, cars being sold with no documents, this auction represents an unprecedented opportunity to pick up a bargain. Here are a few of the highlights:

    1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C Alloy
    €2,400,000-2,800,000

    The first of seven long-nosed, six-carburetor, alloy-bodied 275GTBs is expected to be the star of the sale. Recently serviced by a marque specialist within sight of the Ferrari factory and boasting an impressive history including single-family ownership for 36 years, all eyes will be fixed on this car. It’s result could set the tone for the sale. 

    2004 Maserati MC12
    €1,100,000-1,300,000

    With just 50 examples ever built, Maserati’s take on the Ferrari Enzo is a rare beast indeed. This example was delivered new to Verona and has covered less than 6000km throughout its lifetime. It as sent to the official Maserati dealership in Modena for a full service and check over to ensure it’s ready for the road. It’s expected to be the second biggest seller. 

    1992 Ferrari F40
    €725,000-875,000

    This Ferrari F40 was originally delivered to Switzerland, and in its time was fitted with non-standard wheels, a new nose, flared arches and uprated suspension. It returned to Italy in 2007, when it received its 30,000km service – though it’s got less than 26,800 on the clock – and was recently serviced prior to the sale. 

    1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta
    €650,000-800,000

    Expected to be the fourth best-seller at the auction, this desirable Plexiglass specification Daytona is sure to draw plenty of attention. Despite going through a number of guises since being delivered to Maranello Concessionaires in 1969 (it left the factory in Blu Dino, was then painted grey and, later, red), it retains its original matching numbers engine and gearbox, making it a prime candidate to return to its factory specification. 

    1994 Bugatti EB110 GT
    €275,000-325,000

    Ferrari’s F40 may have grabbed the headlines, but with just 139 examples having ever been built, it’s the Bugatti EB110 that will offer greater exclusivity. This example is finished in Blu Electtrico and retains its original ANSA exhaust system.

    1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C
    €240,000-280,000

    Lancia’s Ferrari-engined LC2 hails from one of the most exciting periods in motorsport history: Group C. Running alongside Porsche’s 956, the cut-down 2.6-litre V8 Lancia more than held its own thanks in part to its brutal 650bhp, twin turbocharged power plant. Even with recommissioning and running costs, chassis 0009 looks like incredible value for money. 

    1935 Fiat 508 S Balilla Aerodynamica
    €45,000-55,000

    Arguably the prettiest car of the 508 range, the two-seater Aerodynamica was also one of the most competitive, running in endurance races throughout the 1930s. Ripe for restoration, expect this charming berlinetta to be gracing the Mille Miglia entry list in years to come. 

    1971 Fiat Dino Coupé
    €10,000-15,000

    1968 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1.3 Competizione Zagato
    €20,000-30,000

    1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Sedan
    €20,000-30,000

    1964 Porsche 356C 1600 Coupé
    €10,000-15,000

    1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal
    €5000-10,000

    1964 Lancia Flaminia GTL 2.8 3C Touring
    €20,000-30,000

    1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Coupé Aerlux
    €80,000-90,000

    1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8
    €15,000-18,000

    1965 Jaguar E-type Series I 4.2 FHC
    €20,000-30,000

    See the full list of lots on Sotheby's website here: http://www.rmsothebys.com/tv16/duemila-ruote/lots/?salecode=TV16&sort=est

  • Electric Classic Cars

    by Garry Shortt | Oct 24, 2016

    We are pleased to announce that we will also be displaying an 'electric' 1965 VW Beetle on our stand at the Classic & Sports Car Show courtesy of Electric Classic Cars, so come and talk to us about these fabulous conversions and our future plans!

    Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fXsQGWWz3Is

  • Classic & Sports Car Show - Alexandra Palace

    by Garry Shortt | Oct 20, 2016

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