Providing a full range of classic vehicle services for customers throughout the UK
Providing a full range of classic vehicle services for customers throughout the UK

Classic car sales, the all new Pre 1973 range 

Welcome to the Lemon Road classic car sales page where we are offering nice, genuine and affordable classic cars from the 1930's through to 1973

 

All available cars are advertised on this page and you can enquire by telephone, email or in person at our garage in Brewood, Staffordshire.   If you are looking for a specific vehicle, why not ask us to source it for you?  The gallery below also gives you a sneak preview of whats also available in 2017

 

We hope you enjoy this new feature and the further pages scheduled as the stock increases. 

 

Thank you 

 

Darren & Sharon

 

 

Cars available in 2018

Call us for more information on these exciting new arrivals 

1953 Morris Minor  

1953 Morris Minor 

 

Currently being cleaned and prepared for sale, further information to be added shortly

 

 

TBA

1970 Fiat 500L 

1970 Fiat 500L 

 

Here we have this totally wonderful classic 500, which has been the previous owners pride and joy. You could say without that doubt the baby Fiat has been pampered, even to the point of having a custom made car cover in the true Italian scheme. Always garage kept and maintained with exception, including recent upgraded brake disc conversion, new sunroof at a cost of £1400, gearbox overhaul, steering box, wood rimmed steering wheel, new light lenses and wax oil cavity treatment. All works completed in the last 12 months alone with no expenses spared. Full set of invoices included in the history file, including the original import papers. 

 

On to the condition, which I will endeavour to cover in as much detail as possible, however please, come and view or contact me for further information.  

 

Bodywork

The Fiat is in lovely condition with only a couple of very minor flaws, which could easily be rectified, but to be honest, most people wouldn’t notice them. The roof is brand new and fits really well, whilst the chrome trim is also in great condition. Overall the bodywork looks extremely smart and polishes up a treat. The underside is also excellent and has been Dinitrol treated.

 

Interior 

The cabin of the fiat is tremendous and has been very well restored. The seats are comfortable and behind the wheel you feel like the car is 12 months old, not 51! All controls work, as they should, including the recently fitted indicator bleeper.

 

Mechanical

As previously outlined, the Fiat has been maintained without exception and this shows when you drive her.  She starts on the button and once on the move the Fiat is very nippy. The gearbox is perfect and you can stop on a penny with the new up-rated disc brakes. There really isn’t anything to report mechanically because it drive that good, especially considering its only 499cc

 

Summary 

This is truly tremendous little car in great condition, which has come from a totally dedicated owner.  Thousands spent in the last 12 months to tweak and make better, plus some great little extra’s like the car cover, boot rack, Fiat tool kit, spares and the confidence to know its been very well cared for. 

 

We can help with shipping worldwide or transport anywhere in the UK, subject to a deposit on sale with the balance due on or before day of collection.  Finally the Fiat is HPI clear and although the MOT has lapsed and no longer requires a test, we will put a new MOT on anyway. 

 

£8700

1965 Humber Hawk

1965 Humber Hawk 

Here we have a smart and striking Rootes executive saloon with only 73,000 miles from new. Finished in dark blue with a light blue/grey interior, this Humber is in very good condition. 

Bodywork
The Humber polishes up really nice and has a lovely shine. She has however obviously had some paintwork in the past but to be fair, this is to be expected after 55 years. She is not perfect but does look really nice with only a small amount of work required in various lower edges and that’s if you really want to. To be honest, she looks fine as she is. 

Interior 
The cabin is again very good for her age with good carpets and nice vinyl reclining seats, something quite rare on Hawks, as most had a bench seat. The radio cassette has now been removed, including the 1980’s speakers on the back shelf. 

Mechanicals 
The Humber drives really well and the gear change is smooth, however the brakes appear to have air in the system so I will investigate and address this, including giving the hawk a service. 

Summary 
This is a lovely Humber in a nice colour combination, which drives well and only needs a few tweaks here and there. Personally she looks great as she is and there is nothing that needs immediate attention. You can just polish her once a week and take her to shows. After all, that’s what classic ownership is all about. 

Get in touch or come and look, these big Rootes saloons are tremendous cars and compared to the prices of 60’s Jaguars or big Farinas, great value for money. 

Deposit due on sale with the balance due on or before day of collection

Part ex considered

 

 

SOLD

1963 Hillman Super Minx  

1963 Hillman Super Minx

 

More pictures and information to follow as we are currently preparing the car for sale 

 

SOLD

1961 Jaguar MK2 2.4 MOD 

Fantastic opportunity. 1961 Jaguar 2.4 MOD MK2, 1 owner and 32000 miles from new. Out of hibernation after 40 years and currently being restored by ourselves for a private customer. She will have a full body restoration, bare metal repaint, refurbished interior, including wood, mechanical overhaul, etc, etc and of course MOT. This car is for sale post restoration and i would urge interested parties to reserve this wonderful car without hesitation. We aim to have her ready by July/August and a deposit secures. You will also be able to oversea the work being done and through to completion.

 

£35000

 

1968 Austin 1800

1968 Austin 1800 

 

Here we have a delightful and very honest late series 1 1800 in beige with tan interior.  I’m assuming this car was a 67 build as the series two cars were produced in 68. 

 

Mileage currently stands at 30418 but we can not verify if this correct, however the Austin certainly drives like a low mileage car and the seat bolsters are firm which is usually a good sign of car which has lower miles.  So, onto the condition which I will endeavour to describe with warts and all, however some of flaws are areas which we will take care of as part of the sale price. 

 

Bodywork

The Austin is very honest in this area and as with all of our cars, there has been no attempt to cover up any issues. The paintwork is in my opinion about 85% factory and considering she is 49 years old, there are of course areas, which have been touched up during its lifetime.   The boot lid has been painted before and shows signs of micro blistering and has some minor surface corrosion on the bottom lip.  The bonnet is original but does have some surface rust as a result of stone chips being left untreated after many years.  Around the headlights and indicators, the car is superb, as is the front panel, which is a common rust problem on 1800 so no issues in these areas. The corner bottoms of each door has some minor corrosion but not serious, the same with the bottom of each rear arch.  I would however like to point out that the boot; bonnet, door bottoms and arch panels will be rectified within the sale price so not really an issue. The rest of the car is rock solid, clean and tidy. 

 

Interior

The interior is very good indeed and consistent with low miles, with exception to the driver seat, which has one split on the base. We will however repair this within the sale price. The rest of the interior is lovely and the car is very comfortable, something these Land Crabs were well known for. Even the radio works !!

 

 

Mechanicals

I drove the Austin this morning and wow, what a lovely car to drive. Smooth, quiet, responsive and without any issues.  Mechanically I do not feel there are any issues and we will service and MOT as part of the sale price. 

 

Summary 

The Austin can be correctly described as honest, straight and drives great. The flaws highlighted are by no means serious but we as outlined, we will be taking care of these within the asking price.  Obviously if any buyers want to carry out this work themselves, then we will of course consider lesser offers.  We can provide competitively priced transport if needed and the Austin is HPI clear. 

 

Finally, the Austin comes with a pair of workshop manuals and boot full of spares. 

 

Card payments welcome and a deposit secures the car until works are completed or until vehicles is collected by buyer 

 

 

SOLD

1963 Singer Gazelle 1600

1963 Singer Gazelle

 

Registered by supplying dealer Anchor Motors Chester on the 3rd of July 1963, we have this fabulous unmolested Rootes Group Classic 

 

Unbelievably only 38958 miles from new and still she retains her original two-letter registration.  This Singer must be one of, if not the lowest mileage example left in the country.  Not withstanding that she is pretty much factory original, never been restored which is rare considering she is 55 years old. 

 

Please take time to read the following description as I feel it’s important to have an accurate overview of this car. 

 

Bodywork. 

The Singer appears to be about 90% factory fresh and understandably isn’t as she was 55 years ago. The roof, bonnet and boot lid have minor surface only blisters and will require paintwork to make perfect.  We have decided not to do this so buyers can see the originality and no attempt has been made to cover anything up.   The side panels are however very good and solid, these do not need any immediate attention unless you want a showroom car.  There has been some paintwork done at the base of the front wings in previous years but that is to be expected considering her age.  The underside is excellent with no work required apart from undersealing etc. Please don’t be put off by the blisters, you have to consider that most of these cars would have been restored by now so it’s unusual to find one so original. 

 

Interior 

Fabulous, that sums it up.  The seats are firm with no rips, door cards are excellent and the interior is very close to being like an 8-year-old car, not 55.  The factory radio even still works and the interior is a very nice place to be. 

 

Mechanicals 

The Singer starts on the button with no trouble and she drives great. The gearbox is smooth and brakes are excellent.  Behind the wheel you feel like you could drive this car anywhere. 

 

 

Summary 

We had a dilemma when we received this car. Do we offer her in the repainted, bright and shiny condition or do we put her on the market with her originality. We have decided on the latter so that buyers can make their own mind up on whether to do anything at this stage.  We can of course quote for anything that is needed but in my humble opinion, the Singer should be left as she is for the time being.  Why erase 55 years? 

 

Finally. 

Please feel free to ask any questions or come and view.  We see a lot of Rootes cars and I can honestly say this is the best Singer we have had the pleasure of selling. You will not be disappointed 

 

Sold

 

1964 Vauxhall Victor FB

1964 Vauxhall Victor FB 

 

With an incredibly low mileage of just 45611 miles from new, backed up with 12 years of previous MOT history. This rare 60’s Vauxhall saloon has been in the same ownership for 10 years and prior to that, in storage for 18 years. 

 

 

With regards to the overall description, the following in my opinion describes the cars current condition. 

 

Bodywork. 

The Vauxhall was restored 8 years ago and still looks very clean and tidy.  Its not perfect but has been done to an acceptable standard with only a few minor areas requiring some TLC.  The roof has some blistering in the middle due to scratches being left unattended following an incident with a tree branch but its not dented and could be touched up.  There is also some minor bubbling on the corner of the driver’s door and very bottom of the front wings. The car is very shiny and to be fair, the isolated issues do not require immediate attention and overall the Victor is very smart. 

 

Interior 

The seats have been refurbished in the past and are in excellent condition.  If I was being picky I would say that cushions have begun to sag but that’s common on most 60’s cars now and mainly due to the foam bases becoming weak with age.  The door cards are good, so is the carpet and the headliner is excellent.  The wood veneer is ok but will need attention in the future; overall the interior is very clean and tidy whilst being very comfortable. 

 

Mechanicals

I drove the car for 60 miles without any issues and the old Vauxhall had no problem climbing hills in top gear and the brakes are superb.  The gearshift is very precise and the car held perfect temperature. I would go as far to say that this car is one of the best classics I have driven.  The owner also advised that he had recently had a full service carried out. 

 

So, to summarise, this 63 Victor is in excellent condition for a 53-year-old car.  She does need some bits and bobs but nothing urgent and you can just jump in and drive this Vauxhall without any worries.  

 

Please feel free to contact us for more information. 

 

 

(Card payments welcome) 

 

SOLD

1962 Hillman Super Minx

1963 Hillman Super Minx

 

With only two previous owners and an incredible low mileage of just 64598 from new. This lovely, smart and reliable 60’s classic is a must for a buyer looking for a Rootes Group icon.

 

The Minx comes with a folder of history, including a car log showing trips and work done when the car was new. There are also a large number of bills for work carried out over the years.  The Rootes service book is also stamped up until 1972 showing a mileage 23799 miles at that time.

 

With regards to the description, the following in my opinion describes the cars current condition.

 

Bodywork.

The Super Minx has been previously restored with the work done around 1999 and still looks very smart with its light blue paintwork and cream roof.  The previous owner did however scratch the passenger rear door and although he had the paint, he opted for an aerosol touch up which was not quite the right shade. We will however rectify this for the new owner prior to sale.   The body is very solid and straight, however there are a few minor imperfections which purists may pick up.  To be fair though, the Super Minx is getting a lot of attention on the forecourt with most people saying how nice she looks.  The underside is again excellent.

 

Interior

The seats, door cards, headliner, dashboard and trim are all superb, whilst the carpets look tidy but in my view would be better replaced at some point.

 

Mechanicals

The Super Minx shines in this department, as the previous owner was a Rootes mechanic so he really kept the engine and transmission very well maintained.  The car drives fantastic and she will cruise without any problem at 65 to 70mph. The ride is smooth, the brakes great and the gearbox excellent.  Prior to sell, we will of course fully service and give her a health check.

 

So, to summarise, this 63 Super Minx is fabulous in my opinion. She looks smart, drives fantastic and the interior is a nice place to be.  She’s not showroom but then she’s not showroom money. You can however put this car in the garage, polish her once a month and enjoy many long summer days cruising with the family or taking her to shows. 

 

SOLD

 

1966 Rover P5 MK3 

Welcome to our sale of this stunning 1966 Rover P5 Auto. 

 

We are selling on behalf of the cars current elderly owner who has had this car from new, only covering a genuine mileage of just 81736 in 51 years. 

 

The car was also featured in "Life is sweet "a TV  programme about Nigel Slater on BBC.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Y5YIXJgs8 

 

Sadly now, the owner has to part with her due to mobility reasons and so the P5 is ready for a new loving owner.   So on to the description which I will outline as accurately as I can but at the same time I would urge interested parties to view. 

 

Body

The Rover is in lovely condition but has had paintwork over the 51 years and still looks very good.  There are some minor isolated points as you walk around the bodywork, however the car is very straight and honest with no signs of bodged repairs, serious corrosion or misaligned panels.   The door all-close with a nice healthy click and the paintwork is very shiny and bright.  Being picky, I would say that some minor repairs have been done by the owner inside the rear doors but this is not unsightly and certainly doesn’t distract from the overall nice appearance of the car. A small bit of TLC would address these. 

 

Interior 

The owner has had the front seats fully refurbished in leather and the work has been done to a very high standard. The only thing I would say is that the fronts now look new and purists may point out that they don’t match the grained originality of the rear ones, however these can be re-colored and treated to match.  The carpets are very good considering the cars age and the veneer is in superb condition.  I would personally replace the door seals and screen rubbers as they are beginning to go hard and brittle. The tool kit is also still in its original tray under the parcel shelf

 

Mechanicals 

The P5 always starts without hesitation and idles extremely quietly.  The owner advises that there has been an unleaded conversion so the car will run on normal fuel.  On the road the Rover is very quiet, smooth and comfortable with a very nice auto box. She is however on crossply tyres which in my opinion should be changed to radials for piece of mind. 

 

Summary 

Its very rare to buy a 51 year old car from the original owner, especially one which has been so very well looked after and loved as much as this P5 has.  Words can not describe the sadness felt by the owner and his family over the sale of this fabulous car but the only solace is that the new owner will cherish the car like he has.  The owner has authorised us to put a fresh 12 months MOT once sold. 

 

Condition is not showroom,  however she is certainly superb with only minor jobs to bring her up to show standard.  There is no doubt that whoever is lucky enough to win this car will totally fall in love with her, not withstanding that good solid P5's are becoming rare and expensive. 

 

(Card payments welcome) 

 

SOLD

1970 Sunbeam Vogue 

Welcome to our sale of this very rare 1970 Sunbeam Vogue

 

 

Registered on the 5th of May 1970, this Sunbeam is believed to be the only licensed one left in the UK.  Originally badged as Singer Vogue models, Rootes Group dropped the name in 1970 and re-badged as Sunbeams for the last 6 months of production.  With such a small production number and the cars rarity, the Vogue is certainly something you wont see at any shows.

 

Our particular car has covered only 83,000 miles and was supplied from new with the Webasto roof conversion, which looks striking alongside its gunmetal grey paintwork and black interior.  The only slight change to the specification is the Humber Sceptre wheel trims which I personally think looks great. 

 

She is a very clean old girl and has obviously had work over the years but considering she is 47, the condition can certainly be described as extremely good and smart.   The following is in my view an accurate description of the Sunbeam but please feel free to contact me with any questions or to arrange a viewing.

 

Bodywork

The Sunbeam is very presentable with no serious signs of rust. There are some age minor related marks and some isolated and small blistering above the headlight panels but this is pretty insignificant and certainly doesn’t distract from how nice the car looks.  The paint is very shiny and although the chrome isn’t perfect, it is good for a car of this age.  Inside the front doors there are some blistering around the front a post but again not serious and would not take much to resolve.  The front and rear screen rubbers are new and 100% water tight, as it the rest of the car so no annoying wet carpets.  The engine bay is again very clean and with exception to some signs of welding on the driver’s front jacking point, the underside is again excellent.

 

Interior

The inside of the Sunbeam is very nice with no rips in the seats

, Nice carpets excellent veneer door cappings. The dashboard is also good but the glovebox is just starting to crack in places but can easily be rectified. The rear parcel shelf is a bit distorted but it appears that a rear seat belt has been fitted. Door cards are excellent and with exception to some age related marks, the headliner and Webasto cover is again in excellent condition.  The dials and instruments all work as they should and the Sunbeam is a very quiet and comfortable car to sit in.

 

Mechanicals

The Sunbeam fires into life easily and idles quietly with no obvious knocks or rattles. We have carried out a service and replaced the front core plug, clutch master cylinder and flushed the cooling system.  The tyres are all like new and the sunbeam drives very well.  I would also like to point out that we will be supplying a full 12 months MOT on sale.

 

Summary

Arrow Series Rootes cars are becoming scarce and good ones are even rarer. This Sunbeam is probably one of the rarest models left, with exception to restoration projects or scrap cars left undiscovered.  Ours is not showroom or new condition but she is superb with only minor flaws, which a new loving owner can rectify at a very small cost.  In the meantime the Sunbeam can be used and showed with pride, not withstanding that these cars do drive very well and will carry a small family and luggage with ease.

 

 

 

I would urge interested parties to snap this car up, she really is a very nice old girl.

 

SOLD

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Call or email with your requirements and we will be more than happy to help you 

 

Tel: 01902 850413

Mobile: 07881 025154 

Email: darrengilling@lemonroad.co.uk

 

Lemon Road 

High Green Garage

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Brewood

South Staffordshire 

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