Unique Capri V8 leads Brightwells’ upcoming Flywheel sale
A one-off 348bhp Jeff Uren Ford Capri joins a low-mileage AC 3000ME and 1935 Riley Amilcar Special at the Bicester Heritage auction on June 24
More than 100 classic vehicles are set to cross Brightwells’ auction block during the upcoming Flywheel event, taking place at Bicester Heritage on June 23-24, with a plethora of interesting metal expected to find new homes.
In a sneak preview of what’s on offer, we pick our three favourites from an exhaustive selection, and trust us, these trio are worth bidding on!
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1974 Ford Capri Uren Stampede
Not only is this one of a mere eight ‘Stampedes’ ever created, it’s the sole Capri Mk2 example, making this a complete one-off. And as you'll see, it has unique original paintwork to match!
Developed by racer, designer and architect Jeff Uren and his Race Proved company, this beast lurks around with a 5-litre powerplant under the bonnet. Not enough for you? The G-Code Boss engine has recently undergone restoration and surgery, churning out 384bhp. Still unsure? The seriously fast Ford has little over 22,000 miles on the clock!
Accompanied by a comprehensive history file, this 1974 Ford Capri Uren Stampede should prove something of a curiosity to those following market trends. Bog-standard, low-mileage Ford Capris easily breach £20,000, with RS3100s, Peranas and Broadspeed Bullets garnishing upwards of over £50,000.
This tailor-made and important survivor appears something of a bargain when looking at the suggested price of £39,000-£44,000. We can bet the final hammer price will be somewhat more expensive…
1986 AC 3000ME
Ever heard the argument around how original, low-mileage AC 3000MEs don’t exist anymore? Here’s an ice breaker for you, then. This 1986 example has covered a lowly 4400 miles! One of the oldest independent car makers in British history, this example of AC’s exclusive engineering talents boasts only two registered keepers and presents rude health throughout.
Although first unleashed upon public judgement in 1973, the production model didn’t arrive until 1979, but it was worth the wait. Based on a design developed by Lola engineers Peter Bohanna and Robin Stables, handling and performance proved inimitable. However, despite steady sales, the infamous mid-1980s recession saw off the marque and caused no end of ill-health for the brand’s owner. By 1984, production had halted, sales had dried up and the AC brand died.
First registered in May 1986, this Cherry Red AC is chassis number 210, marking the vehicle as the third last specimen ever created. Marked as arguably the most original and low-mileage example you could ever hope to find, the guide price of £20,000 - £25,000 could make this AC 3000ME a steal.
1935 Riley Amilcar Special
Originally registered in Armagh during 1935 as a Riley saloon, this remarkable Amilcar was crafted into a Riley special some 28 years ago by Richard Scaldwell. Incorporating certain Amilcar parts, such as the radiator grille, rear springs and Marchal headlights, with a well-proportioned body reminiscent of a Bugatti Type 35 – certainly from the rear – the drivetrain charges along with an original 1896cc Riley engine.
Purely up for sale due to the current vendor’s lack of space and use, even though the owner admits ‘driving it bravely was a little beyond me…’, the guide price lists an expected £60,000 - £80,000 final hammer price.
You can find out more information on these vehicles through the Brightwells Auction website.
Classic Cars for Sale
1976 Mk3 Leyland/Morris Mini 1000. Which comes with it's original Caffyns (Main Rover Dealer) order form and original bill of sale. Owned by my Auntie & Uncle for the past 11 years. Sadly my Uncle passed away un-expectantly last year and the mini has been passed to me to find it a new owner. Mileage is at 60,880 at time of advert. Blue in colour with a unique hand painted roof, (painted by
Absolutely stunning Austin Healey 3000 recreation by Sebring. Rover 3.5 litre V8 engine with 5 speed manual transmission. 4 Barrel Holley carb with Offenhauser manifold. aluminium radiator, finished in blue metallic over old English white. black diamond stitched upholstery with black carpets, fully adjustable sports seats. walnut dash and door capping's, oval finned chrome radiator grill, wood rim
Only 100 of these beautifully engineered and very sought after cars were built. Ideal for taller drivers as the cockpit is 2" longer. This example was fitted with a new Chevy 350ci V8 engine 5 years ago & has covered only 3000 miles since. Muncie 4 speed manual gearbox. Jaguar independent suspension, oil cooler, 4 barrel Holley carb with Edelbrock manifold, stainless underfloor exhaust system with