Monthly Archiv: May, 2016

Sold: 1966 MGB GT


-Completely restored by us in 2009-2011
-Level 1/”A” concours condition
-Bare metal rotisserie paint job by Jetstream
-One owner from new until 2009
-Dry stored in Gordon Head for 35 years.
-The first MGBGT registered in Vancouver
-Exceedingly original in detail
-Chrome refinished by Victoria Plating
-New leather interior, carpet, panels and headliner.
-wrinkle dashboard refinished to a high level
-powercoated wire wheels and new Vredestein Tires

2016 Vancouver All British Field Meet


Some of our best customers made the annual pilgrammge via BC Ferries to the The 31st annual Vancouver All British Field Meet.

It was held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

The show was completely full from an exhibiter standpoint with just over 600 cars in 60 classes.

This year special features were Daimler Motors and Land Rover Series II. The later class had the famous Grizzly Toque which painter Robert Bateman used to travel the world.

Victoria talent included Earl Kagna’s Healey 3000, Jeff Cramb’s 1969 TR6, Trevor Parker’s Healey 100, Sean Windrum’s Psychedelic Wolseley Hornet, David Mass’ original 1970 Morgan and Peter Jeffries E-Type 2+2.

British Heritage at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Villa d’Este concours is the longest running and most prestigious car show in the world.

This year British motoring heritage was well represented by the cars below:

1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Hooper Drophead Coupé

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

1964 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII

1965 Mini Cooper S

1972 Ford Escort RS1600

1935 Squire 1.5 Litre Long Chassis

1932 Aston Martin International

1956 AC Aceca Bristol

1952 Jaguar C-Type

1952 Jaguar XK-120

1982 Rolls-Royce Camargue Blue Rivage

2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

Sold: Mini Autocross Champion

Western Speedway image by Ken Grant

Western Speedway image by Ken Grant

One of the fastest Minis in Canada.
Three time Canadian national slalom champion.
Developed and upgraded over a ten year period to a high level.
Built on a rust free Japanese 1992 Cooper
Completely Stripped and painted to a high level.
Incredible list of upgrades (listed below)
Car scaled at 1360 lbs with 3/4 tank of gas, road wheels/tires and passenger seat
Dyno’d with 105 hp and 104 lb/ft torque at the wheels
Very fast, precise driver on street and on track
Located in Victoria, BC, Canada. Licensed and registered in Alberta, Canada.

Western Speedway Images by Ken Grant:

Work and Parts Included:

1992 Rover Mini Cooper 32,600 kms Originally imported from Japan Jan. 2007
Right hand drive converted to left hand drive
Designed and built as an Autocross racer winning 3 Canadian class championships 2011, 2013 and 2015; WCMA division champion 2014, 2015 and Alberta regional class champion 2009 through 2015.
Street legal, registered Alberta

Car stripped to bare metal and repainted by Trevor Black
All new door and window seals Carbon fibre hood with dzus fasteners
Carbon fibre trunk lid
Alloy sub frame mounts

Custom dash with additional oil pressure/water temp gauge
Momo 350 mm steering wheel
Custom carpeting and headliner
Corbeau race seat with Corbeau 5-pt harness with custom seat brackets/rails
Cobra passenger seat
Seats mounted 3″ rearward of stock
KAD short throw shifter mounted 2.5″ further back from stock using lengthened shifter/stabilizer rods
Custom harness bar

Bored to 1360 cc Weber DCOE 45 carb
Maniflow intake manifold with 5″ runners
Maniflow large bore exhaust header
Customer exhaust with decibel reading running approx 80 average
Hypatec pistons
Keith Calver ST Sport Stage 3 cylinder head with stainless valves, dual valve springs and 3 angle seat grind
1.5 alloy roller rocker arms Graham Russel camshaft 286 degree duration and .300 lift with Swiftune lifters
New crank lightened and balanced
King bearings
ARP main and rod bolts with main bearing caps strapped
ARP head bolts
Competition clutch Swiftune clutch arm
KAD 6.2 lb flywheel
Cam, crank, bearings, clutch and flywheel have less than 2000 km
Alden Yellow Dizzy distributor with Pertronix ignition and Pertronix adjustable rev limiter
5″ diameter underdrive alternator pulley
MSD ignition wires and caps
New oil pump
Radtec large core aluminum radiator
Aluminum engine plate
2 lower and 1 upper engine steady
Extra crankcase and valve cover breathers and external aluminum catch tank
Silicon heater and rad hoses
Electric fuel pump and Filter King fuel pressure regulator
Engine totally refreshed at 31,000 km including new seals, gaskets
All engine boring, line boring, balancing done by Island Machine, Duncan, B.C.

Drive train:
Quaiffe straight cut close ratio gear set
Swiftune roller bearing drop gear set
Swiftune lay shaft, crown and pinion (straight cut) with 3.9 final drive
TranX Mark 6 LSD (90% locker) – newest version of TranX with no preload which makes low speed turning easy and little torque steer
Aluminum front hub and flanges, aluminum rear hubs
Revolution 10”x6” wheels with near new Yokohama A032 tires

MiniSport alloy 4 pot 7.9” calipers and 7.9” solid rotors
Mintex competition pads with approx 3/4 left
Goodridge stainless brake lines
Mini fin rear drums
ATE race brake fluid

AVO alloy body shocks – dual adjust fronts and single adjust rears – all heim jointed
KAD lower control arms with camber adjust – heim jointed
KAD front control arms – heim jointed
Hi lo’s front and rear
KAD aluminum rear swing arms
KAD rear camber/toe brackets
Competition donuts (springs) front and rear

All Original D-Type XKD524


The world’s best D-Type is this black example, XKD524, bought by Paul Pfohl in 1956 for $9,925 USD.

Paul raced it at Riverside, Watkins Glen and at the Lake Erie Race in Dunkirk, NY before putting into long term storage in 1967.

It was stored for a remarkable 35 years and stayed with the family until 2003 when it appeared on ebay with the description: This is a rare opportunity to purchase the most unmolested, one family owned D Type in the world and the most unique D Type to be offered since the highly publicized sale of the 1956 LeMans winner in 1999.

A low milage of 6,230 miles from new with all original fit and finishes make this an fantastic and authentic reference car.

We had a great oppurtunity to photograph XKD524 at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Tour d’Elegance.

On the Tour d’Elegance

At Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Details of XKD524

Paul Pfohl’s racing days and original reciept