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.
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1960 Rover P4 80
Here we have a wonderful P4, which has been lovingly cared for by its previous owner, whilst also appearing in the ITV series “Heartbeat” throughout the 90’s. In fact the car spent many years in the North Yorkshire area before going to the South East. What’s also very nice is that Rover still carry’s its original registration number.
The following is an overview of the cars current condition and I would ask that you come and view or I can provide more detailed pictures on request.
The Rover is very solid with no obvious serious rust issues or bodged repairs. I’m assuming she has had some paintwork over the 58 years; it would be very unique if she hadn’t. However she’s really smart, straight and honest so perfect for the club circuit or as a weekend car. In my opinion you don’t have to do any bodywork or get involved in any welding, she is rock solid throughout. The chrome is also good and there appears to be no missing trim.
The cabin is excellent, nice firm and shiny red seats, deep pile red carpets and excellent wood throughout. These P4 Rovers were very well built and interiors last better than most Jaguars of the period. The only minor issue that the rear seat has had two small repair patches fitted on the top where is meets the rear parcel shelf but it doesn’t look unsightly so to be honest most would be happy to leave it as it is. As you can imagine, the Rover is very comfortable.
I drove this car 40 miles yesterday, some of which was motorway and amazingly without any stress, the P4 cruised along smoothly at 70 mph with the overdrive engaged and with exception to some wind noise, she was very quiet. The gearbox and drive train worked really nicely and the brakes are excellent.
I love this Rover because it’s honest, very nice to drive and has been really well looked after. There are a number of photographs of its Heartbeat days, some workshop manuals and a number of old MOT’s and service invoices.
Please contact me with any questions and I will require a deposit at the end of sale with the balance pain on or before day of collection. Transport can also be provided as a reasonable cost throughout the UK
1963 Hillman Super Minx 1600
Exported to Cyprus in 1963 then imported back to the UK in 1999, this striking car has had a lot of money spent to date. This includes a fully rebuilt engine; full repaint in original colour scheme, interior re-trim and many new parts. And although not as new, the old girl really does look really smart.
So, onto the description, warts and all.
The Hillman has been fully repainted in its original colour scheme and the previous owner advised that was due to factory paint being dull due to the Cyprus sun. Obviously there have been some minor repairs but the panels and the gaps are excellent with no signs of major fabrication to the underside. New sills have been fitted at some time but that’s to be expected after 55 years. The chrome is very good and the minx has all its correct trim, including brand new hub caps and wheel trims. She really does look very clean and presentable, however obviously not a show piece
The cabin is again very nice with new door cards, re-trimmed front seats, aperture felt trims, carpets and various other new interior parts. As you can see in the pictures, like the body, its another job not needing to be done.
I drove the Minx today and its clear the engine is very healthy. She started without any issues and ran really well, the gearbox also behaved as you should expect. As with the rest of the car, it just needs a few little tweaks and probably a good service which we will do.
This is a greats looking car, its not perfect but certainly very presentable, solid and eye catching. You don’t need to spend any money on her, just jump in and enjoy whilst making little improvements on the way. You also have the added comfort of knowing its been in a hot country for decades so no worries of dreaded tin worm underside.
Come and have a look and drive, these Hillmans are lovely to drive, very reliable and easy to own. She also comes with various spares and old MOT's, handbooks etc
A deposit is required at the end of the sale with the balance payable on or before day of collection. Transport can be provided if required and the Super Minx is also HPI clear
We are a small independent classic car specialist in the village of historic village of Brewood in South Staffordshire. We have over 30 years experience in everything related to classics.
1966 Humber Hawk Police replica
Due to business expansion and reduction in personal time, I’m now offering my 66 Hawk, which I’ve dressed as a period police vehicle. My intention was to hire this out for TV and film use, however due to increased business and lack of personal storage space, I’m sadly letting the car go.
Before I go into the description, I would like to point out that this car is not a genuine police car and never has been. The equipment has been fitted to resemble the specification shown in the Humber (specialist) vehicle brochures from the 60’s. You will also note that all the equipment can be easily removed should you want the car to be standard. One final point is that Hawks were never supplied from Rootes with a facility to fit beacons, in fact the brochures only show specification with roof antenna’s.
So onto the description.
The Humber like very many of these 60’s cars have had bodywork and paint throughout its life time. She is very shiny and certainly gets attention, however she is not showroom. The arches had been repaired at some point and do now have some minor bits of corrosion starting to develop. There is also some area’s requiring work in the future at the base of the rear wings. The inner wings are superb and the doors are also very solid. The underside has had welding and although typical standard of repairs done in the 70’s and 80’s, it is still very strong and just requires a bit of a tidy up and re-under-sealing. Maybe I’m sounding harsh but it’s important to describe this car properly. I’m being critical but to be fair, the Hawk does look lovely and a majority of buyers will be content to run, use and cherish as she is. Maybe just making improvements along the way.
Overall, the Hawk is smart, shiny, straight and honest but not a show car. If it were, the price would be double.
In my view the interior is fabulous for a 52-year-old car. Its all original, the wood is good and there is nothing really to do, unless you want it to look brand new. The cabin is watertight, all controls work as they should and she is very comfortable.
The mileage of 61571 is supposed to be genuine and I have no reason to doubt this, however like a lot of these cars, unless you know the full 52 year history. It can’t be warranted. The engine starts on the button and runs lovely. She has had a new water pump, battery, brake cylinders and we will fully service as part of the reserve. Gear linkage needs adjustment and we are in the process of doing this. Finally the Hawk has a fully working overdrive unit.
I can honestly say the car is a joy to drive and the suspension and ride is wonderful.
I love this car, it commands respect on the road, looks great, drives nice and with the Police equipment, has that little bit extra. The winkworh is fully working so again a nice touch and you could even hire this out for TV or promotion work. Possibly even weddings? I will be sorry to see it go but I don’t want it left outside and I just don’t have the time to enjoy it.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to arrange to view. Transport can be arranged if needed and I will require a deposit on sale with the balance due on or before day of collection.
Finally, the Hawk will be MOT exempt from May, however we will still be providing a new MOT as part of the sale, including a full service. We have also carried fll HPI and its clear showing only one 1 previous owner.
1958 Austin Cambridge A55
Registered in North Wales on the 5thof November 1958 and still carrying its original registration number. FJC 720 has obviously been well cared for over the last 60 years. And although not a show car, she is certainly very clean, solid and tidy. What’s also nice is that she has only had 1 owner since 1988 so the previous owners pride and joy. So onto the condition, warts and all but please feel free to come and view or contact me with any questions.
The Austin is very solid and although she has obviously had some paint over the years, the panels are very solid and only showing some isolated minor repairs, which I’m guessing, have been done many years ago. There is a scratch on nearside rear door and some paint damage to the driver’s door edge. There is also a small section of corrosion at the base of the off side front lower panel. I’ve not attempted to tidy anything up but will scan the colour and touch up in due course. Wings are all solid, especially in the areas, which are common corrosion points on these models. Underside is good and has been under -sealed, which again is common for a 60-year-old car. Overall the body is very neat and tidy, certainly perfectly presentable in its current form.
The bright work is of course getting tired and chrome in the early 50’s was of poor quality so it doesn’t last as well as cars from the later periods.
The headliner is very good; the carpets are tired and very worn at the front, however these are quite cheap at a £160 for a set. The leather is also tidy, however the foam in the front seats has turned to dust and so the bases have dropped. I may be able to improve on this so will look at these later in the weeks. The instruments work well and the door cards are in excellent condition. Overall the interior is presentable and a new set of carpets would transform the cabin.
The Austin starts very easily and runs very sweet with no unusual knocks, rattlers or smoke. The gearbox appears to be good and this particular car has the 4-speed floor change, something that was quite rare on these models. I’m assuming an option back in 1958. The foot brake is rubbish so we will address this, its going to be needed for the MOT anyway. I’m aware that the car will be exempt from May but I prefer to supply our cars with 12 months test regardless
Therefore as part of sale and included in the sale price, I will be undertaking the following works.
3. Front screen rubber
5. Body paint touch up
6. Front screen rubber
The car comes with a pile of old MOT’s; both new and buff log books, workshop manuals and some old invoices. The mileage is showing 88716, which appears to be original.
FJC 720 is a really tidy and presentable late 50’s Austin which drives well and could be used on a regular basis without the cost of having to fully restore or spend large amounts on making it roadworthy. She is complete and with a few tweaks here and there, she would certainly give her next owner reliable service.
Finally, the price is set at a fair figure, whilst also taking into account the list of jobs I will be doing as part of the sale. A deposit is required at the end of sale with the balance due on or before day of collection. Transport can also be arranged a reasonable cost if required.
1963 Wolseley 6/110 Auto
This lovely six cylinder Farina has recently retired from the 60’s ITV’s crime drama “ Endeavour” in which she was used as a period Police car, a picture of which is included in the listing. I’m also advised that she was featured in the new movie “ The Crown” and the SKY drama “ Guerilla” again used as a period Police car. So, 997BRV has certainly had a busy couple of years.
In fact on the route to our premises yesterday, several Police cars pulled alongside our driver to give the thumbs up. After all, a black 6/110 is iconic of 1960’s Policing, with or without the blue lights and Winkworth Bell. These cars commanded attention back then and still do the same today.
So, onto a detailed description but of course feel free to arrange to view or contact me with any questions.
The black coachwork is very shiny and of course she has been painted at some point. Thankfully there are no holes in the roof or marks caused by the TV or police equipment. Like many of these big 60’s cars there have been repairs and some ripples are evident but overall 997 BRV is very straight. There are also some isolated areas of bubbling but to be honest unless you are buying a showroom car, it’s to be expected. These are by no means unsightly or serious, just the usual imperfections you would expect considering the cars age. The door shuts could do with painting properly, especially considering how well the exterior has been refinished. So we will do this as part of the sale. Underside has seen welding, again common on these cars and some of it, although structurally sound, could do with a bit of a tidy. Most of the bright work is excellent, however both bumpers have pitting and corrosion spots so these will done as part of the sale. The wing mirrors are also past it and the radio antenna is broken, again these will be replaced as part of the sale.
Overall this 6/110 is very smart cosmetically and with our tweaks done, most will be happy to use her as she is.
The cabin is in my opinion very good, with exception to some splits in the leather and some tarnish to the veneer on the drivers door. So we will again do these items as part of the sale. The carpets are superb and I suspect are new, however they have been fitted very well. Headliner is excellent and without any damage caused by the blue light wiring. She also has her original radio which works fine, however this requires a new antenna. During the road test, I noticed a couple of electrical items not working so these will be done as part of the sale.
The six cylinder unit runs superb and is very quiet on tick over. During a 15 minute road test this morning I can report that the auto box behaved like you would expect, including the kick down and the brakes were also very the good. In my view this car drives as well as any Jaguar of its periods and although it won’t win any races. You can certainly sit back in the big leather chairs and waft along with very little road or engine noise considering her age. The power steering also worked very well.
Overall, mechanically I feel she needs nothing more than a good service.
997BRV is a rare and striking car which is not showroom, however she has nice paint, no serious corrosion, smart interior and lovely mechanics. We will of course carry out the list of tweaks as outlined in the advert, including checking the car over fully before releasing to the new owner. She could continue with her TV career or even transform into a full time police replica. Maybe you just want to enjoy her as she is. The choice is yours.
Although MOT exempt from May of this year, our policy is to continue putting all our cars through test, regardless of age. Therefore 997BRV will be supplied with 12 months MOT. We can also confirm that she is HPI clear.
As part of the sale price, we will carry out the list of works outlined in the listing. We will however require a deposit once sold and before works are started, with the balance payable on or before day of collection and of course a satisfactory sign off from the buyer once all work is completed. Timescales and completion dates would be agreed between both parties.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call or email with your requirements and we will be more than happy to help you
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