NEW ARRIVALS: What is your favourite addition to the DD Classics Showroom?

2006 Ford GT

  • Only 8,710 miles
  • Supercharged V8 engine
  • Ebony Black with Satin Silver racing stripes
  • Carbon seats
  • 18″ Alloy wheels

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2002 Aston Martin Vanquish

  • One owner from new
  • Only 7,708 miles
  • V12, 460 bhp engine
  • 1 of 973 LHD manufactured

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2009 Ferrari California

  • Only 12,500 miles from new
  • Ferrari Classiche Certification in progress
  • Bianco Avus with Nero Interior and Nuovo Rosso carpets
  • 4.3 litre F136 V8 engine
  • Dual clutch, 7-speed F1 gearbox
  • 20″ Diamond finish sport wheels

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1958 Chevrolet Corvette

‘Triple Crown’ winner at the 2006 National Corvette Registers Society

  • Recipient of a full nut and bolt restoration
  • 1 of only 1007 delivered with a fuel injected, 290bhp, V8 engine
  • Signet Red with Snowcrest White Coves
  • Warner Gear T-10 four-speed gearbox
  • Original matching numbers

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How to Manoeuvre a Range of Rare, Collectible and Exotic Cars with Absolute Precision!

Today at DD Classics, we decided to have a shake up of the showroom… the weather was perfect so there was no excuse!

A trademark of DD Classics is the ability to fit an incredible amount of cars into a limited area! We like to maximise efficiency and show off the incredible collection of cars we have in our London showroom.

This means manoeuvring our range of rare and collectible cars with absolute precision, with millimetres between a Ferrari F40 and a classic BMW M1 it can be quite a hair-raising experience!

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First of the Famous M-Cars from BMW, the M1 Began a Prestigious Legacy

It was also the first mid-engine BMW to go into production, the M1’s 24-valve twin-cam six also powered the late-’80s M5 sedan and M6 coupe.

The motivation to build the M1 came from racing and a set of regulations prompted by the new Group Five in 1976. BMW found its aging CSLs losing against Porsche’s incredible new 935, and to beat them, BMW needed a mid-engined chassis to fit its twin-cam 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine. To meet homologation ruling BMW needed to manufacture 400 cars. Not having the production capability to produce cars in such small volume at the Munich factory, BMW’s Motorsport division went to Lamborghini to be build partners.

Styling came courtesy of Italdesign, created by the famous automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. Road cars were equipped with BMW’s 277-horsepower M88 six-cylinder engine, which featured a twin-cam head with chain drive, four valves per cylinder, a forged alloy crank, Kugelfischer-Bosch Indirect fuel injection, and an electronic ignition by Marelli— this was pretty serious hardware for the mid-’70s.

Problems with Lamborghini’s precarious financial position dictated that BMW had to take back control of the project in April 1978. Production was spread between two Italian firms: Marchesi for the multi-tube chassis and Transformazione Italiana Resina for the fiberglass body. Final assembly moved to Baur, the German coach-builder that had a long history with BMW.

Officially introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1978, BMW quickly learned that the new M1 would not meet the requirements of the new Group Five regulations, which required 400 cars to be sold to the public prior to a racing version being allowed to run on the track. It was a race car without a series.

Eventually, BMW built 450 M1s, of which about 50 were pure racing machines while the others were beautifully equipped road cars.

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1979 BMW M1 For Sale in London

277 bhp, 3,453 cc M88 DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear dual A-arm independent suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100.8 in.

  • Chassis Number: 4301011
  • Engine Number: M88-214
  • One of 399 road-going examples
  • Believed to have been used as the press vehicle for BMW
  • Rare full-leather interior; fitted with correct alloy wheels with new tyres
  • Air Conditioning
  • Recaro Seats

Our M1, finished in a rare and beautiful Dark Metallic Blue, is listed on the M1 Register as a press vehicle used by BMW for promotions and displays. It is trimmed with a rare, full black leather interior (most other M1’s were supplied with cloth and leather combination) and was used by BMW until 1981. Subsequently it has been the property of a single collector for the past 25 years. The car is fitted with new tyres on correct factory wheels, along with the correct spare, tool kit, and copy of the owner’s manual.

Now eminently collectible, The M1 is a very usable classic super car with tremendous presence and engaging road holding.

The BMW M1 is available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.

Ferrari 599 GTO Mugello Rosso

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History shows that only twice before has Ferrari attached the ultimate mark of speed and desirability to a street machine, namely the 1962 250 GTO and the 1984 288 GTO – both were defined by performance and an intention to go racing.  At the time of the new models announcement in 2010 Ferrari claimed that the 599 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) was their fastest ever road car, able to lap the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute 24 seconds, one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo. Only 599 of the GTO model were ever built and in its initial release they were impossible to get your hands on, only a select few were invited by Ferrari to purchase. This specific model is finished in The Mugello Rosso special ‘two paint finish’ which is absolutely stunning.

When you climb into the Ferrari 599 GTO cabin, there is much more of a racecar feel than a standard 599. The interior garnish is more purposeful, carpets have bene replaced by rubber mats and naked carbon fibre. The snug seats have four-point harnesses. The rev counter reads to 10,000rpm.

Fire it up and you’ll be faced with a conventional handbrake, two drilled pedals and large gearshift paddles. The engine growls with menace. The noise made by the GTO’s 6.0-litre V12 is so complex, and so rich, you could sit there and listen to it at idle all day long. But it sounds even better on the move, under load, screaming up its vast rev range through second, then third, then fourth – almost as quickly as you can read this sentence.

When reading the statistics on this car they are not just impressive, they really are staggering! With an engine producing 670 PS (493 kW; 661 bhp) at 8250 rpm and 620 N·m (460 lb·ft) of torque at 6500 rpm. Ferrari claims the 599 GTO can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of over 335 km/h (208 mph).

The numbers tell only part of the story. Naturally handling is exemplary and road presence is extraordinary. The 599 GTO is impossible to describe and unmistakable when in its presence, this Ferrari is truly incredible.

DD Classics currently have two Ferrari 599 GTO’s in stock, available for viewing. Contact us to arrange an appointment.

Ferrari Enzo

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2004 Ferrari Enzo

To commemorate Ferrari’s first Formula 1 World Championship of the new millennium, the company manufactured a 12 cylinder mid-engine supercar bearing the founder, Enzo Ferrari’s prestigious name.

Over the years Ferrari has introduced a series of supercars, which have represented the very pinnacle of the company’s technological achievements. The Ferrari Enzo joined this family of extreme performance cars in 2002, and was built using the latest Formula 1 technology.

Offered here is an immaculate 2004 Ferrari Enzo, which has been fastidiously maintained throughout its life. The car was ordered in beautiful Rosso Corsa with a matching red leather and black carbon fibre interior and was originally delivered by Ferrari dealership Cornes & Co.

The car has only covered a mere 3,085 miles from new, the vehicle comes with service records to prove its full maintenance history.

This beautiful Ferrari Enzo has been recently serviced and Classische certified by Ferrari, testifying to its outstanding provenance.