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eBay watch: Low-mileage 1980s Lotus Excel SE car


Fancy doing the rounds in an extravagant drive of a bygone era? Check out the Lotus Excel SE that's on eBay right now.

Amazingly, this car has had just two owners since being built in 1986 and has done just 60,081 miles in that time. Emigration means the current owner is looking for a third owner to take it on. Just 100 miles ago, it underwent a £1,000 service, along with new discs, pads etc. It's also currently undergoing re-commissioning work and an MOT and comes with a full service history plus a recent AA/RAC inspection.

Possibly a future classic (they just don't make cars like this anymore), it's available for £3,995 on a 'buy it now' or you can make an offer.

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eBay watch: 1970s Jensen Interceptor MKII


It's an icon of an era and was once the car to be see in for the man (or woman) about town. 40 years on and this Jensen Interceptor MKII is still a car that turns heads.

Dating back to 1971, with just under 90,000 on the clock and a whopping 6,276cc engine, this particular Interceptor has apparently had £5,000 spent on it over the last nine months and has a good paint job, with just a couple of blemishes. Aside from that, most of what you see is original and tested, including the electric aerial, cigar lighter, boot interior light, under bonnet lights and door open lights. The air-con should be fine with a bit of work too.

On top of all that, this tax-exempt drive has had a full service, change of oil and new filters. Check out the photos for a close-up inspection and if you like, the opening bid is £3,000.

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eBay watch: 1971 Volvo P1800 E


Fans of 1960s cult TV might recognise the caar above – Roger Moore's incarnation of The Saint drove round in a Volvo P1800 – and you can too for just over £4,000.

The model up for auction on eBay is a slightly later model, a 1971 P1800 E, but it looks every bit the part and most importantly, it's been well looked after. According to the sales blurb, the car has been 'regularly serviced and has had a lot of money spent on it' – although there are a list of improvements you should be aware of before you bid on the site.

In terms of specifics, the two-door P1800 E has a 2-litre, ful-injected engine, a manual 4 speed gear box withorking electronic overdrive (5th gear), full stainless steel exhaust, solid paint work and a fully-operational dash. Tax-exempt of course. The bidding is currently at £4,100, which is a very tempting price. See the site for many more images.

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