Purchasing your classic
Whether itís an MGB or a Morris Minor Traveller, you can always turn heads with a classic car. So let us turn your boyhood dreams into a reality, and take a look at some of the classic cars that are currently on sale.
Take a drivedown memory lane
We offer to you classic cars from the 70ís, 80ís and 90ís to suit the dreams of many.
Alternatively, if you canít find anything youíre looking for Contact Northampton Classic Carís today to speak with one of our classic car experts to help you find your dream classic car.
Triumph Dolomite 1500 HL
1980 Triumph Dolomite 1500 HL 49,000 miles Russet Brown with Beige Cloth FOR SALE: A wonderful restoration has just been carried out on this Dolomite by a former engine maker of Ilmor Engineering, now known as Mercedes-Benz AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, Northamptonshire. This no-expense spared restoration has been done to the highest standards and this is evident in person, with receipts totalling over £11,000. MORE PHOTOS More photos can be found at the following page: pix.sfly.com/gBiHy09N EQUIPMENT 13-inch alloy wheels, radio, spare key, ownerís manuals. EXTERIOR The Russet Brown exterior paint is in as new condition on this Dolomite, as one would expect with a fresh restoration. The paintwork is in beautiful order and has a glass-like shine and clarity throughout. There is no rust, blemishes or scratches. All light lenses and trim retain a fresh appearance. The vehicle throughout is a completely solid example and the photos in the link provided show this, with photos taken on the ramp. INTERIOR The Beige Cloth is in lovely original condition throughout, with minimal wear to be found. The carpet, trim, switches are in great condition. The dashboard and centre console are also in equally fine condition, with no cracks or sun damage to be found. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION This Dolomite 1500 HL is powered by a completely overhauled engine, mated to the four-speed manual gearbox. The work on this carried out involved: Engine: cylinder block was stripped, core plugs and oil gallery bungs removed, then bottle brushed and flexhoned, hot caustic washed, steam cleaned and checked for cracks/damage. It was then rebored + 020Ē, new pistons, bores finish honed to size, PTFE coating applied to skirts, balanced to within one gram of each other, ring gaps checked and adjusted as required. Crankshaft: hot caustic washed, flexhoned, shot peened, lightened, oil ways detailed and reshaped, reground 010Ē/010Ē and polished. Conrods lightened, checked for cracks, twist and bend, shot peened and balanced end to end and all four are within one gram of each other. New Piper cam ground from a blank, new Piper followers, duplex timing gears and chain, correctly timed in as per the specifications. Cylinder Head: stripped, hot caustic washed, unleaded seats fitted, combustion chamber ccís checked and adjusted to within 0.2 of a cc, head face machined to correct the compression ratio which when removed was 8.6:1 and is now 9.1:1 (a little above standard), new guides, valves and Piper single springs are fitted along with new rocker shaft, new bronze bushed rockers (honed to size). All ports/manifolds have been gas flowed and matched to the head, ARP head studs, custom built windage tray, new oil pump which has been stripped, checked including removal of all casting flash internally and correct alignment of oil way to block mating face, sump pan has been hot washed and is clinically clean! The engine has undergone a full balance, crank, rods, pistons, pins, rings, front pulley, flywheel and clutch cover. A new Borg and Beck 3 piece clutch kit has also been fitted, new clutch master and slave cylinders, rebuilt alternator, starter motor and distributor (converted to electronic). A new radiator, water pump, water hoses, inlet manifold transfer pipe removed and replaced with a stainless steel item. The carburettors have been completely rebuilt with new genuine SU kits of the non waxstat type. The gearbox has been rebuilt with new bearings and seals. The overdrive unit has been reconditioned by Overdrive Spares of Rugby. The propshaft has been rebuilt, new universal joints, centre bearing and rebalanced by Dave Mac of Coventry. A full stainless steel exhaust system including custom built tubular stainless manifold with four bolt flange fitting. The engine bay is in as new order throughout and is beautiful to look at. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES New steering, suspension ball joints and universal joints have been fitted, with new Avo adjustable coil overs. All suspension components, front sub frame and rear axle casing have been powder coated and fitted with a complete set of Superflex bushes. New brakes all round, reconditioned master cylinder, EBC front discs and pads, reconditioned Girling callipers, new wheel cylinders, brake shoes, brake pipes, braided hoses, handbrake cables. The 13-inch alloy wheels are in as new condition, having just been completely refurbished and are shod in a set of brand new 185 x 60 x R13 Toyo Proxes fitted with new wheel nuts/washers. HISTORY This Dolomite 1500 HL was first registered in March 1980 and has a full service history up until the complete restoration. The car comes with the original service book that is all stamped up. A large file is present, with all the receipts and invoices from over the years, and all the invoices and receipts in regard to the restoration. It is believed that the mileage is correct, backed up by the stamped service book and MOT history. With only 2 previous owners, it is clear this has been a car enjoyed by each owner. Photographic evidence before the restoration, during and after is present. I cannot stress highly enough how much this car needs to be seen in person to appreciate the time and effort gone into this restoration. The 1500 engine is the smoothest and quietest one I have heard. This just shows you how well this car has been restored by the former engine maker of Ilmor Engineering, now known as Mercedes-Benz AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, Northamptonshire. This car is ready to be enjoyed on our roads. More photos can be found at the following page: pix.sfly.com/gBiHy09N THE AUTOCLASSICS DIFFERENCE Unlike other classic specialists, here at AutoClassics, we donít just simply go and buy any old car, clean it and put it up for sale at a lot more than the purchase price. The cars we source are carefully selected and we work on the cars to ensure they are the very best available, so that the new owner can simply enjoy them and so that we at AutoClassics are satisfied that they are the best they can be. All our cars are: fully inspected and anything that is worn is replaced or repaired as needed, fully serviced before purchase, including cambelt where applicable, thoroughly cleaned and polished, sold with a fresh 12 month MOT and sold with 3 months parts and labour warranty. Cars can be delivered to your door by flatbed truck for £1 per mile. Please visit our website for more information. http://www.auto-classics.co.uk Tel Ė 01604 438383 For updates of new stock, coming soon, restorations in progress and more, please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/autobarnclassics http://www.instagram.com/autoclassicsuk http://www.twitter.com/autoclassicsuk
Proud of our work
At Northampton Classic Cars we are proud to make sure that all vehicles sourced are of a sound basis, to be able to restore them to their former glory. All cars on sale get rigorously checked and serviced by our trained technicians, any worn components will be replaced so you can drive you classic car away with confidence.
We also often carry out full re-sprays through to nut and bolt restorations depending on the vehicle or customer requirements.