1968 Jaguar 240, 2483 cc. Registration number NVY 482F. Chassis number 1J2722DN. Engine number 7J 3170-8.
Launched in 1959 as a three-model range from the very beginning, the 2.4-litre, 120bhp engine formed the bedrock of the MKII line-up, with the performance-oriented customer able to choose between 3.4-litre and 3.8-litre engines. Jaguar’s independent front suspension and trailing arm suspension at the rear offered sparkling handling, while all-wheel disc brakes meant that it stopped as quickly as it accelerated.
Re-badged the 240 and 340 in late 1967 while Jaguar waited for the XJ6 to be launched, the 340 was withdrawn in 1968 and the 240 in April 1969, when it cost
£1364, only £20 more expensive than the first 2.4 in 1956. Output was increased from 120 bhp at 5,750 rpm to 133 bhp at 5,500 rpm and torque was increased. There was a slight reshaping of the rear body and slimmer bumpers with over-riders were fitted. The economies of the new models included replacement of leather upholstery with Ambla and tufted carpet on the floor.
NYF was purchased from Kennings of York on the 17th of May 1968 by Neville Bycroft and serviced by them at 1029 miles in the November, at 1740 miles in May 1969 and at 11,324 miles in March 1972; nine years later the MOT was undertaken at 56,098 miles and in 1985 at 60,080. It was then purchased by our vendors uncle who intended to restore it but business commitments got in the way so it remained in barn under covers. He never changed the ownership documents.
In April 2005 our vendor purchased it and began a comprehensive restoration, stripped back to bare metal, the shell was in good order and only needed localised repairs, all the chrome was replated or replaced as were all nuts and bolts with stainless steel upgrades, a stainless steel exhaust was fitted. The original interior responded very well to being cleaned and a new headlining was fitted. The engine and the manual with overdrive gearbox, only needed a good service.
Finished in 2013 it was MOT'd at 60,191, in 2015, in 2016 at 60,419 miles and 2017 at 60,460 miles. Today it is at 60,559 miles. The car has been regularly started up and warmed through but our vendor prefers restoration to use and has now decided to part with the car.
Sold with the V5C, V5, old MOT's, comprehensive photographic restoration, receipts for parts purchased, the original service book and manuals.
This 240 is highly recommended by the cataloguer who feels it would win prizes if entered into concours competitions; the underside is as perfect as the topsides!
A Minton Haddon Hall dinner and tea service, designed by John Waddington, comprising of 11 dinner plates 27 cm, 11 salad plates 23 cm, 12 side plates 20 cm, 12 dessert plates 16 cm, 12 soup bowls 23 cm, 12 dessert bowls 16 cm, 1 platter 27 x 25 cm, 3 crescent platters 13 x 21 cm, 1 teapot 17 cm, 1 sugar bowl 13 cm, 1 milk jug 6 cm, 6 tea cups 6 x 9 cm, 12 coffee cups 9 x 8 cm, 5 saucers 14 cm, 100 pieces.
Travis engined bicycle, 1.5hp, c. 1950. Engine serial number 1515.
The Travis Motor Kit was built by Power Products of Chicago, Illinois, who specialised in innovative small two-stroke engines for auxiliary bicycle power. Power Products supplied the flat-twin two-stroke motor for the Monark Twin-powered bicycle, and its own Travis Motor, sold independently, was intended for Scwhinn bicycles. It’s a very simple single-cylinder two-stroke engine with an aluminum cylinder and head, an aluminum piston and a forged crankshaft that was fully balanced for durability and smoothness. Two engine capacities were offered: a 1.5 HP kit and 1 HP kit, which are distinguishable by the size of the fuel tank attached to the motor—the 1 HP model’s fuel tank looks like a canteen. The kits sold for $69.99 to $89.99 in 1948, depending on the power output, and weighed only 17 pounds. The handlebar-mounted throttle (built by Tyco in Chicago) was combined with the decompressor to stop the motor. Ignition was by the flywheel magneto under that shapely domed cover.
There is no history or paperwork with this unusual machine that should be a relatively easy to get running.
2018 Norton Commando California 50th Anniversary Limited Edition 15/50. Registration number J333 SAD. Frame number SAYCMH)13HY001314. Engine number 501-1805.
To celebrate the Commando’s 50th anniversary, Norton released a limited run of 50 California models in 2018. These were a Norton 961 Commando with higher bars, chrome around the headlight and polished Öhlins forks. Each one carried a number plaque on its top yoke and came with an option of exhaust styles.
“We’re building 50 numbered editions of each Commando model to mark its 50th anniversary,” says Norton owner Stuart Garner. “The Café Racer, Sport and California will each be pimped-out with a full range of our polished billet aluminium and carbon fibre special parts, then we’re discounting them back to the price of the standard model without all that, as a bit of a thank you to our customers for all the support the Commando has had over the years that’s enabled it to enjoy a 50th anniversary at all. So we’re selling the bikes for the old 2017 flat price, which means you get about GBP 6,000 worth of options included for free. Spread out over 150 bikes, that’s more than a million bonus US dollars of extras, so we’re calling it the ‘million dollar thank-you’. They’re available now on a first-come first served basis, and each limited edition bike will also have its unique build number from 1 to 50 etched onto the instrument dash.”
SAD was ordered form the factory by our deceased vendor, a lover of Norton's as a special present to himself, he ordered several options, including the paddock stand and track pipes. Unfortunately he only managed to cover some 1,106 miles before he passed away. His family have just had the first service carried out and it is on the button to be enjoyed.
Sold with the V5C (being applied for as it has been mislaid), service book, folder, two keys and aforementioned extras.
Commodore 64 cassette games, over sixty boxed to include- BMX Simulator, Yogi Bear, Kane and Bully's Sporting Darts
A Zippo Lighter Set, consisting of eight limited edition Zippo lighter depicting songs of Elvis, with sculpted replica of a gold disk, in a glazed hinged case with 'King of Rock and Roll' badge
A 9ct gold cigarette case, Birmingham 1939, engine turned decoration, 137 x 82 x 8mm, 184gm.
Rene Lalique, a Falcon glass car mascot, model 1124, designed circa 1925, moulded R Lalique, wheel engraved France to the side, hand engraved No. 1124 to the underside, 16 cm high.
Provenance; obtained by our vendors grandfather when he was a chauffer, descent to her father and then to her. She was a farmers daughter and used it for rifle target practise, lucky she is a bad shot!!
A leather cashbag with brass label "N.E.R DRAX HALES (wages cash)".
The station was on the Goole-Selby line opening in 1912 and closing in 1964
Brian Tozer (b.1944). Thunder, Apache warrior, stoneware clay, leather, signed and dated 99, mounted, 73cm.
Tozer was commissioned to undertake a series of Native American sculptures, for the UK and Canadian market in 1999/2000. The clay was fired to 1240 degrees and his wife, Sally, undertook the leatherwork.