Thursday, 23 February 2017
VELAR - For those that know is a name so well known within Range ROver circles, now it is a brand name.
- 163,288 vehicles delivered worldwide, up 6.8%
- BMW sales up 7.2%, totalling 143,553
- MINI sales grow 3.7% to 19,563
- BMW electrified models double sales in January
- Sales growth achieved in all world regions
Gaining the nickname ‘Boxer’ because of its opposing piston design, the 4,390 cc engine produced 380hp and featured four Weber twin-choke carburettors. Released in late 1973 a total of 387 cars were built until the
512 BB replacement arrived in 1976.
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Hexagon has had one careful owner for over 50 years. Paul Michaels, Hexagon Chairman, started the business in 1963. From a small mews in north London, Hexagon quickly built a reputation for being passionate about road and racing cars.
It became the official dealer of some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Reliant, not to mention London’s leading BMW dealer for over 45 years.
During that time, Hexagon also committed to car racing. It began racing D-Type Jaguars, Formula 5000 and during its most adventurous period, entered into F1 in 1973/74, with John Watson driving a Brabham BT44 to its best finish of 4th in Austria and picking up six points for the season.
Racing, with a particular emphasis on history, remains a passion, evidenced by the purchase of a 1987 Porsche 962, raced twice at Le Mans finishing 4TH and 8th respectively. But as the classic market continues to prosper and diversify into the more modern classic models, Paul and his team – lead by Jonathan Franklin – is harnessing its experience to bring the very best the market has to offer.
Its unrivalled contacts and reach across the world means that if the car you want is not in stock, it will know where and who to go to get it. And no car is offered to customers until a full and detailed inspection is undertaken.
From the rarest and most collectable marques in the world to collectable air-cooled Porsches. Hexagon Classics usually has over 40 Porsche models in stock at any one time. From the 356, through to the best of the 911s – the 930, 964, 993, 996, and the 997. And extending to one of Paul’s personal favourites and one he believes is under-rated, the 928 GT.
Given that Porsche was one of the marques Hexagon sold new, it’s entirely possible that one day the same car will re-enter stock as a classic.