Phoenix Car Club

Phoenix Car Club

Costa Blanca (South) & Vega Baja

Members Cars

1995 Mercedes 280 SL

The car was imported from the UK in 2013 and, after a very long and tedious ordeal with the Spanish authorities, was legally registered in May 2017.

Maurice and Carol

Alfa Spider 3

Once upon a time in faraway Qatar the Royal Prince decided to reward a well respected Scottish oil engineer with a gift of a new car.
The engineer was a long time employee of the Royal Family and it is not known whose choice the car was but in any case the chosen car was to be an Alfa Romeo 3.0 V6 Spider with a few tasty modifications such as Momo leather seats,Momo wheels and pearlescent white paintwork.    

Paul and Eileen

The car is a 1995 Rover Mini Cooper 1275 injection. It was purchased last may in the uk with 26,500 miles on the clock, and a very full history including all the mot certificates and service history. The car seems to have been bought by a wealthy family for the wife`s use, but was put to the back of a large garage in 1999 where it sat until 2011, where it was rescued by the chap we bought the car from, Phil.

 

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Roger

Triumph TR3A 1960

My car was exported to the USA in 1960, as were virtually all TR3`s that year. She returned to the UK in 1994 and spend the next few years in Scotland, where she had considerable work done, then on the island of Jersey, under ownership of a vicar, before going to the North of England.

 

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Tony and Jean

1968 Ford Mustang coupe GT. ” Texas Belle”

The car was imported from Texas last year to the UK and I`m the first owner outside the US, it is 1 of only approximately 10,000 made that year with a 390ci (6.4ltre) engine.
At present I am upgrading the brakes and trims. Then applying for Spanish historic license plates.

Jos and Hans

The Car is a MGB Roadster, 1800 cc, chrome bumper, that was born in July 1973 in Texas (USA) and was used for 19 years as daily transport by a staff member of the University of Texas. In 1992, with 100 K miles on the clock, it was brought to Holland and had some minor restorations, such as a spray over from Harvest Gold to British Racing Green, a new propeller shaft, alternator, a new radiator and some hoses.

 

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Ernie and Valerie

Figaro

This grand little car was built in 1991 in Japan for the Japanese market. There were only 20,000 built but so many people wanted one that a lottery system was used to decide who could buy. They cost 12,000 and came in four colours of the seasons  Emerald Green (spring), Pale Aqua (summer), Topaz (autumn) and Lapis Grey (winter). Built with retro-50’s convertible style in mind, they were made with electric windows, ABS, automatic gearbox and power steering an old look for a modern car.

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Tony and Jean

Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe (Scarlet Lady)

Having had two Mustangs a 1988 GT convertible and a 1995 GT Coupe whilst living and working in the Middle East, on settling in Spain we decided to look for another one. We found this one a 1997 4.6 GT Coupe, through auto trader in the UK in April of 2005. On route from the Middle East to Spain, I stopped off in the UK and with my wife drove the car down to Plymouth, across by ferry to Santander stopping off in Toledo and then onto the Costa Blanca.

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Karl

Mercedes 500S4 (1989)

 

 

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Alan and Sandra

TOYOTA MR2 MK2 G-LIMITED T/BAR AUTOMATIC Super Red 1998cc
This particular vehicle is an import, with more toys & power than the UK model.
It was imported into the UK on 12th December 1998 on Reg No. J440HCB We flew back to the UK & bought it from a man in Harlow, Essex on the 20th March 2007, drove it back to Spain a week later, without a hitch, Registered onto Spanish plates Reg No. 5613 FVG, on 25th August 2007, at present undergoing an ongoing refurbishment. Not as easy as it sounds, as only 3 mk2`s have ever been sold in the whole of Spain including the Canary Islands, so all the parts have to come from the UK. (THANK YOU EBAY!!)

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Peter and Yvonne
MGB Roadster

Built in July 1979 and as such was one of the last rubber bumpered b s to be built.
Shipped to California where it spent around 15 years before being shipped back to the UK by a chap who lived in Ashborne in Derbyshire.
He had the vehicle for about 10 years and did the grand total of 800 miles in that time. This included 1 year where he did precisely 8 miles which was 4 miles to the Mot station and back.
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Ragnar & Marit

BMW Z4 2006

 

 

 

 

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Colin and Helga

It seems we have a 2nd Toyota MR2 MkII G-Limited T-Bar Automatic in the club. Colour White. A mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car. Manufactured from 1984 to 2007. Mk.I (W10; 1984–1989). Mk.II (W20; 1989–1999), MK. III (W30; 1999–2007) The MkII is fitted with a normally aspirated 2.0L 3S-GE engine producing 165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp).

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David

This 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 1303 is one of the last two RHD produced by Karmann. It was originally bought by an Army Lt on 2nd May 1979 who sold it in early January 1980 to G.J. Marks with 6900 miles on the clock.
After a little use the cabrio was stored in a de-humidified garage for 21 years. I bought it on 3rd March 2002 with 8706 miles recorded..

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Mel
GP Beach Buggy (1979) Chassis (1954)

Buggy bought 1987 from previous owner, an Essex girl! Full body-off restoration over the next 2 years.
Multiple trophy winner at VW shows in UK & Holland over a 10 year period from 1990.
Mel started up the Southern Dune Buggy Club in 2001 and was chairman for 5 years. Claim to fame : the buggy appeared in Top Gear (1997). Car brought to Spain 2005.
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