As vintage car and motorcycle fans and collectors we have always loved browsing the classifieds of our favorite magazines and newspapers looking for unexpected treasures and lost classics. But such pleasures are becoming harder to find.
So here you have it, the Octagon 'classifieds' section that hopefully will provide opportunities for sellers and buyers and, if we are lucky, even bring back some of the fun of browsing the 'old' classifieds.
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my 1976 MG midget is for sale after a long 27 year ownership. I bought the car from Pacific Mazda in Victoria BC. I Daily drove the car for a three years when my wife and I bought a new car. We have driven the car to many autocross events. Many trips to Portland Oregon ABFM. Many Improvements include a 5 speed conversion, front tube shock version, limited slip differential and up-rated axles, and a cylinder head upgrade from APT. The car has been well cared for and there is too much to list. The car will have the Hard top the tonneau and half tonneau to go with it. there is an extra set of minilite wheels for the car with a set of performance dunlop tyres. Road tires are 2016 purchased and in near new condition.
19000 miles on thorough restoration by competent owner of 25 years. BC Collector plates.
Resto included: all rust cut out of frame and replaced with new steel. Frame geometry confirmed correct. New floors, sills, rocker panels, end caps, B pillar rear faces, rear inner fenders, rear outer fenders, rear valence, front valence, front fenders. No bondo on this car! New wiring harness, new hydraulic piping, suspension overhaul, engine rebuilt and balanced, head ported and polished, mild cam by Shadbolt, Pertronix ignition, spin-on oil filter, overdrive gearbox rebuilt by Ocatagon Motors, new carpets, original AM/FM radio that works as well as can be expected, period amp discreetly installed in glove box, leather seats regularly treated with Autoglym leather preserver, Moto Lita steering wheel. A small fortune spent at Octagon Motors in Vancouver. 3rd Prize at VanDusen. New coil springs and rad service 2018. If you’re looking for a project car, this is not it. If you’re looking for a solid car that was restored properly by someone who knew what he was doing, this is it. I have more pics of the resto and you won’t be disappointed.
Car is in fairly good shape has had a recent paint job new clutch new front end work recent tuneup.
Needs a few minor repairs which I hope to have done at Octagon soon. Able to deliver to the lower mainland or Vancouver Island. See new price!
Completely original and owner since new! The last TR6 exported to Canada in 76. Limited edition Tahiti Blue and light brown original interior. Original top, and Michelin Red stripe tyres. Serious investors/ buyers only.
My ’72 MGB roadster has 47K on it and can used as a daily driver. Currently insured with classic plates. The photos tell the whole story, this car is in excellent shape and very clean. Please call if you are interested.
That’s right – an MGC – not a B. This car came with the next generation Austin healey 3 litre straight 6 – and an aluminium hood. These are rare – especially the roadsters.
This car has undergone a meticulous 14 year (slow) restoration with many well engineered improvements. Parts wise, it is almost entirely complete (just needs a new soft top) – and the finish list of things done to have it on the road. A list of work and modifications done is also included.
-Body rust repaired and floors replaced.
-painted with Southern polyeurethanes primers and clears over ppg “Audi monsoon grey” paint.
– all new interior – black with red piping – seats apolstered by Dave at Phoenix in North Vancouver (using moss kits)
-Toyota brake capiler modification over slotted and cross drilled rotors
-rebuild 3 litre C series engine (progression from Austin Healey) with hardened valves and seats for unleaded (Hillary at All Power)
– Austin Healey mild street cam grind by Shadbolt
-computer controlled cooling system (electric fan and electric water pump)
-MGB – non servo / dual circuit master cylinder
-Full Stainless steel competition muffler
-Custom leather dash and center console (tastefully original – with added glove box)
– 15 inch mini lite wheels
– 2 hoods included – one stock, one with louvred
Underbody entirely “por15’d”
-Entirely new wiring harness
-2 inch HS8 carbs (not HS6 as stock)
-4spd with 2/3/4th over Drive
Left to complete:
Some final buffing of paint
Addition of chrome trim
Finalize electrical (90 percent done)
Fit interior panels, seats and top
Attach handbrake cable (incd)
Finish fuel system (one small pipe and filler neck)
Fill and bleed brake and clutch.
The car qualifies for the “collector modified” plates through ICBC.
I have built this car with full attention to detail and “quiet” modification
It is a drivers car, and should’ve a lovely machine when complete.
1975 TR6 British Racing Green. Super reliable and handles beautifully. I’ve owned the car for 4 years and it has never caused any problems. This is not a concours car but a great summer fun car. Only driven in dry conditions so no rust at all. Baby and marriage forces reluctant sale, owner relocating to Victoria. Valued at 12-15k by a Vancouver classic car shop, will sell for $10k.
This is a fantastic example of a 1980 Jaguar XJS. Interior 9/10, exterior 9/10. With a good cut polish it will be a perfect show car. This is an absolutely mint condition XJS. Has 3000$ rims, signed Enrico Nardi steering wheel. Brand new tires, alternator. New work just completed: totally redone rear trailing arm bushings and rear subframe mounts; air, water, alternator and drive belts all replaced new. I have detailed receipts outlining work performed. Original V12 engine in terrific shape, mounted to original 3 speed automatic. Starts and runs fantastic. New stereo put in last month, now has Bluetooth and phone mic set up. Car cover included. Car lowered an inch.
You absolutely will not find a better example.
The car has 86,000 miles.
About 4 years ago I stopped driving this MG: it was in very good physical and running condition. It has been sitting in my carport for a few years now and I finally realize that it belongs in a new home. The gas will need to be drained and probably a bit of a tune up and changing of various fluids are necessary. Currently, I don’t have the energy nor the time to do that. There are a few scratches on the paint job and on the windshield. I have a full set of photos showing the bodywork done on the car as well as several workshop manuals. Normally I would be asking $10,000 for this car but considering it is not now in running condition and we need the garage space, I would be happy with $4,500.
• Flame red
• Chrome Rostyle wheels
• Chrome bumpers
• Rebuilt rocker panels and body work.
• 4 new tires
• Rear hatch gas charged lifter
• Self-locking open hood latch
• All badges intact
• **New uninstalled chrome window moldings [worth about $800+] that I will include in the purchase.
• Rebuilt seats and new covering
• New seats, carpets, dog legs, sills, etc., rails, good floor
• CD Player and speakers [unfortunately the outside antenna has been bent]
• Centre console
• Retractable driver’s seatbelt
• Wooden steering wheel
• Full synchromesh transmission
• 4 speed with overdrive
• New brakes, new battery, new leaf springs
• New master cylinder
• New electronic fuel pump
• New points and condenser
• All electrical, gauges, lights, and the heater/defroster work
I have a Moss 4 speed with electric overdrive from a 150 Jaguar for sale .Prop shaft ,speedo cable, shifter ,wiring and dash control. Just completed a 1500 klm Spring Thaw rally and it was excellent.
This will fit an XK 140 also. Bell housing not supplied.
1969 MGB GT
engine rebuilt, new pistons, head redone,etc ( 500 kilometres ago)
new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing
slave cylinder and line (Clutch)
transmission mounts, engine mounts
oil cooler and lines
brakes and lines
master cylinder (brakes)
suspension, tube shock conversions
front end done
rostyle wheels sanded and re painted
exhaust system and hangars
The sport car North America loved first, the MG. For sale is my 1973 MGB. Exterior color, British Mallard Green. Biscuit color interior. Octagon Motors has been my repair, service and replacement Company looking after my MGB requirements. Including the initial purchase of the car, I have invested over $26,000 in this MG. I have all the receipts. I have up graded the wheels from the Roystyle to Minilites. I have the MG Brochure along with the Handbook. Absolutely no rust in this car. Originally all 4 fenders and kick panels were replaced with steel replacements before painting. This was the only rust on or in the car. New gas tank andsender/complete exhaust/radiator/New top/New interior-Trunk. 5 new tires with approximately 12,000 Kilometers. New Bra cover/ New car cover to many more items to list.