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McLaren MP4-12C 50th Anniversary

Finished in McLaren Heritage Orange with full Black Leather interior plus orange stitching, we have been asked by the current owner to find a buyer for this right-hand-drive, ‘one of only 50 made’ 2014 McLaren MP4-12C 50th Anniversary Coupe which has completed only 800 miles with one owner since new. As expected for an example with such low mileage the condition of the car is exemplary and still in ‘as new’ condition.

This Limited Edition 50th Anniversary McLaren comes with the following unique and comprehensive specification:

McLaren 50 Ultra Lightweight Wheels in Satin Black – 19″ Front / 20″ Rear
McLaren 50 Floor Mats
McLaren 50 Door Sill Logos
McLaren 50 Carbon Exterior Air Intakes
McLaren HS Carbon Fibre Front Bumper
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Carbon Rear Diffuser
Black McLaren F1-Inspired Heritage MSO badge
Orange MSO Callipers
Black Exterior Stealth pack
Keyless Entry
McLaren IRIS System (with updates)
50th Anniversary Interior Door Plaque
McLaren logos embossed to Seats
Clear Glass Engine bay
Meridian Sound System
Silver Console Trim
Front Lifting System
Alcantara Headlining
Park Distance Control
Bluetooth and Media IRIS Connectivity
One owner since new
McLaren Service History
Balance of Manufacturer’s Warranty

This very rare, desirable, limited edition McLaren MP4-12C 50th Anniversary Coupe comes with the balance of the manufacturer’s warranty plus a McLaren service history having just completed a service at McLaren Ascot. To find out more or to arrange a viewing please give The Car Spy a call on 01892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Sorry this car is now SOLD!

 

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Finished in Designo Mystic White with Black Leather/Alcantara interior we have been asked by the current owner to find a buyer for an extremely rare right hand drive 2014 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series which has completed only 1000 miles with one owner since new. The excellent condition of the car is a given considering the extremely low miles completed to date and an ‘A’ service was carried out by MB Tonbridge in June of this year.

This SLS AMG Black Series comes with the following comprehensive specification:-

Rear-view Camera, Blind-spot Assistant, Daytime Driving Lamps, Sports Seats, Automatic Dimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors, Performance Media AMG Data/Race, AMG Performance Steering Wheel, Interior Carbon Trim, Mobile Phone Pre-installation, 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Adjustable Suspension, Electric Folding Exterior Mirrors, COMAND APS with DVD Changer, Universal Communications Interface, Anti-Theft/Anti-Break-In Warning System, Automatic Climate Control, Headlamp Cleaning Equipment, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Dinamica Black Microfibre Interior Roof-lining, 19″ Front and 20″ Rear AMG Alloy Wheels, High-capacity Battery, Battery Charger Kit, Fire Extinguisher, AMG Exterior Carbon Package, Carbon High-gloss Trim Pieces, Engine Cover in Carbon, Aerodynamics Package, High-end Sound System, Infotainment Package and AMG Ceramic Brake System.

It is believed that only 15 right hand drive versions were ever made by AMG and this particular incredible-looking high-performance SLS AMG Black Series is NOW SOLD! so to find out more please give The Car Spy a call on 01892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net

BMW Z3M Roadster

1995 was an important year for BMW. It was the year that they launched their first mass-produced sports car and because of a convenient product-placement deal with the production team of Goldeneye they even managed to get James Bond to poodle around in one.

And poodle he did too because the Z3 was underwhelming. The new BMW ‘sports car’ was powered by a very humble 1.8 litre, four cylinder engine that produced a lowly 114 horsepower. You could buy a lawn mower with more pulling power. The car got slated by the press and Joe Public stifled a yawn. BMW die-hards didn’t think it was a BMW and to cap it all the Z3 was made in the US of A and not the Father Land.

The Z3’s design was also a tad contentious at the time. It seemed that the market wasn’t quite ready for such an avant garde styling exercise from conservative BMW but today the quirky shape seems to have been its main virtue and saving grace. It has aged well and might still encourage a second glance in a car park today.

The phallic length of the bonnet and the stubby rear-end was complimented by swoopy wheel arches, side-vents that imitated the gills of a shark and a comfy, tight cockpit that felt a nice place to be. The car still needed a decent engine though and quite frankly it wasn’t until the company installed a straight-six engine in 1999 that the car became an interesting driver’s car with a proper sporty exhaust note too. Especially when BMW decided to lift the 3.2 litre, 320 hp straight-six from the E36 M3 into the sporty-looking Z3 which could now sprint to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 155 mph. Enter the Z3M Roadster. That’s more like it.

Apart from the engine transplant a few cosmetic tweaks added a wider rear track, extra vents, exclusive alloy wheels and a delicious quad exhaust system. The interior had a mild-makeover too and bits of chrome were stuck on the dials plus a host of ‘M’ upgrades to differentiate the Z3M from the standard car.

The car was offered in some pretty wild colours too such as Laguna Seca Blue, Phoenix Yellow and our favourite, Estoril Blue.

So where does the car fit in with the ‘Modern Classic’ movement of 2016? Well E36 and E46 M3’s appear to have turned the corner and low-mileage examples are fetching up to £20k in decent condition. The ‘bread-van’ ZM Coupe is heading towards £40k which is remarkable because the odd hunchback-design is not easy on the eye.

The Z3M Roadster has been cheap for far too long but finding a low-mileage example right now is a tough task. These cars are pretty much bullet-proof and therefore owners tended to use them, a lot. The downside of having a great driver’s car is that you want to drive it as much as possible and therefore rack up the miles.

A budget of £10k was entirely feasible a couple of years ago but these days a low-mileage car will be just south of £20k. The Z3M Roadster has come of age and is now recognised as a truly great sports car from BMW. Its collectable status in the future is guaranteed and prices will only go one way from now on.

So how about a 1999 example with only 62,000 miles on the clock finished in Estoril Blue with two-tone blue leather interior? We have been asked to find a new owner for a particularly well cared-for example with excellent service history (BMW and specialist) and unusually the car has had only four owners from new.

This ‘T’ plate Z3M has all-electric heated seats, electric mirrors, power hood, 5-speed manual gearbox and a Kenwood single CD system.

The car has received a major service in October 2015, an air conditioning re-gas, all four original alloy wheels have been refurbished and the MOT expires in October 2016.

For further details or to arrange a viewing of this original Z3M Roadster give The Car Spy a call on 01892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Sorry this car is now SOLD!

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f12brosso

Looks aren’t everything so my mother used to tell me. It’s the person inside she said and how right she was too. In the car world however, looks are very important. Subjective maybe, but still important.

The Porsche Panamera springs to mind. I remember walking up to the car for the first test drive and decided that I was going to hate it. The bulbous rear hind-quarters following the flat-nosed front end made it look as though they had stretched a 911 too far on a rack and stuck two doors on each side. The Panamera was not pretty.

But to drive the car was sublime. Great driving position, performance and handling made it very easy to forget the awkward shape of the car being driven. Until you caught a reflection of the Panamera in a large shop window and realised what the rest of the world could see as you bowled merrily along the high street.

Handing the keys back was filled with mixed emotions. What a great car to drive but so hard to fall in love with. I tried hard to forgive the peculiar design but to this day, nine years later, the Panamera has not aged well. Sorry Porsche. Hopefully your forthcoming face-lift for the car this year will transform this ugly duckling.

History is littered with examples of cars that have struggled in the style stakes but have nonetheless been recognised as proper driving machines. One that came up in conversation recently was the BMW Z3M Coupe. Unkindly described by some people as a ‘bread van’, BMW had somehow managed to transform the interesting design of the Z3 roadster into a disfigured hunchback of a coupe. But we loved it and so it seems does everybody else these days with decent examples fetching up to £40k. Who would have guessed that?

Even Ferrari has made a couple of faux-pas in the shape of the Mondial, designed by Pininfarina, and its predecessor the 308/208 GT4 designed by Bertone. Time hasn’t been kind to the Mondial and possibly the Bertone offspring wins by a whisker in this comparison. What about the Testarossa that still looks like it is stuck in the 80’s with those exaggerated side-intakes and the 456 which was probably the most bland design ever to come from Maranello?

But all it takes is the arrival of a superstar in the company’s line-up and all those previous mishaps are forgotten. Enter the F12berlinetta in 2012.

With a mix of dramatic curves and the odd aggressive sharp crease in the right place Ferrari created a car you could stare at all day. You could buy it and never drive it because you wanted to make sure you had taken in every inch of the beautiful shape and then go back and check it all over again.

But drive it you must. Before the LaFerrari arrived it was the fastest production car out of Maranello. The figures speak for themselves: 6.2 litre V12 producing 740hp. 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. 0-120 mph in 8.5 seconds. Maximum speed 211 mph. The F12 is a seriously fast car and only the F12tdf will come between this and the LaFerrari when it is launched this year.

However, it is not just about the looks and the performance figures but it is also the aural sensation of the way it goes about its business. The engine note is akin to that heard in a Formula One race car. A kind of mid-range bark that turns into a screaming wail at high revs and then crackles loudly on the fast down-shifts. Delicious.

So there it is. Is the F12berlinetta the perfectly packaged sports car with the looks, the performance and the noise to go with it? We think it comes close and has certainly set a very high bar for all newcomers. Maybe only Ferrari itself can eclipse its own accomplishments but we shall find out in the fullness of time no doubt.

For anybody now thinking of purchasing an F12berlinetta we can tell you about a car that will be coming onto the market in a couple of weeks from now – let’s say early February.

Finished in Rosso Corsa with Cuoio Leather interior, this F12 is right hand drive, brand new and unregistered. The specification includes the following: yellow brake calipers and rev counter, Scuderia shields, fully electrically operated seats, reverse camera, suspension lifting system, AFS, carbon/LED steering wheel plus 20″ forged and painted wheels. This is also a vat qualifying vehicle.

For further details including pricing information please contact The Car Spy on ++44 (0)1892 506970 or ++44 (0)7809 890969. You can also send an email to sales@thecarspy.net

In the meantime this video from Chris Harris about the Ferrari F12berlinetta gives a good insight to the car and its ultimate capabilities. It is nearly 15 minutes long but great viewing….enjoy!

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We have already eulogised over the F355 in years gone by and we still reckon it is amongst the best of the breed from the Prancing Horse. As a design it seems to get better with age. As a driver’s car it is sublime. It was built in the mid-nineties and it doesn’t feel super-fast by today’s standards but in the performance stakes it still ranks as ‘more than adequate’ for traffic-light drag races.

These were the facts and figures as told by Ferrari back in the mid-90’s…..

Max power @ rpm: 375 hp (280 kW) @ 8250 rpm
Torque @ rpm: 363 Nm (268 lb·ft) @ 6000 rpm
0–60 mph: 4.6 seconds
0–100 mph: 10.8 seconds
Quarter Mile: 12.9 seconds
Top speed: 183 mph

Not exactly a couch potato then!

A total of 2664 F355 Spiders were sold worldwide between 1995 and 1999 and in the UK the list price was £82550 at launch.

The stories of certain Ferrari models reaching eight-figure sums at auction these days are commonplace and possibly for some the bubble must soon inevitably burst. Take the 246 Dino as an example. Probably not the best car to come out of Modena and for many years it had a lukewarm following. Paying £50k for a decent example a few years back was entirely feasible. Today you would be lucky to get change from £250k.

There is certainly a ‘halo’ effect being created by the multi-million dollar sales of 250 GTO’s and the charismatic appeal of the Ferrari brand seems to get stronger every year.

Does this mean every model made by the company will be a solid-gold investment? Possibly, but probably not the Mondial which is still the £20k back door to Ferrari ownership – for now anyway.

On the other hand the F355 seems to tick all of the right boxes for future ‘investment value’ credentials. Will it be possible to buy a good example for less than £100k this time next year? It is starting to look unlikely.

So if you like the idea of paying less than £70k for a manual F355 Spider today then we are selling a splendid example on behalf of the owner as follows:-

Finished in very rare Argento Nurburgring Metallic with Navy Leather Interior and Fabric Roof this stunning original F355 Spider has covered only 30,000 miles since it was manufactured in 1996 and comes complete with a Full Ferrari and Specialist Service History.

Specification as follows:-

3496cc V8 DOHC 375 bhp Petrol Engine, 6-Speed Manual Gearbox, ABS, ASR, PAS, 18″ 5-Spoke Alloys, Body-coloured Heated Door Mirrors, Electric Navy Fabric Folding Soft-Top, Front Fog Lamps, Air Conditioning / Climate Control, Electric Windows, Fully Adjustable Electric Front Seats, Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel, Drilled Aluminium Pedals, Multiple Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm / Immobiliser, Pioneer Radio/CD Player, Tonneau Cover, Fire Extinguisher, Leather Tool Case, Ferrari Car Cover and Battery Charger.

This F355 Spider is currently on sale at…..£POA

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1892 506970 or 07809 890969. You can also email sales@thecarspy.net.

 

Finished in Diamond Black this new, unregistered 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Crème Light / Black interior, Contrast Stitching in Black, Cornsilk Carpets/Rugs, Piano Black Veneer, Drivers Assistance System One – High Beam Assistance, Lane Departure Warning, Head-Up Display; Television Tuner, Camera System, 20” Forged Alloy Wheels, Picnic Tables, Adaptive Headlights, Panoramic Sunroof, Lambswool Foot-mats, Comfort Entry System, Chromed Visible Exhausts, Rear Theatre Configuration, Rear Privacy Glass, Polished Stainless Steel Tread-plates, Extended Leather, Individual Rear Seats, Universal Garage Door Opener.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £244977.80 inc VAT (excluding delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Finished in Diamond Black with Silver Satin Bonnet this new, unregistered 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Black / Seashell interior, Seat Piping in Seashell, Cornsilk Carpets/Rugs, Piano Black Veneer, Drivers Assistance System One – High Beam Assistance, Lane Departure Warning, Head-Up Display; Television Tuner, Camera System, 20” Forged Alloy Wheels, Picnic Tables, Adaptive Headlights, Panoramic Sunroof, Lambswool Foot-mats, Comfort Entry System, Chromed Visible Exhausts, Rear Theatre Configuration, Rear Privacy Glass, Polished Stainless Steel Tread-plates, Extended Leather, RR Inlays to Door Cappings / Stainless Steel Pinstripes.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £253263.80 inc VAT (excluding delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net