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Sunday, 28 February 2021

1976 JAGUAR XJ12 SERIES 2 COUPE - HISTORICS AUCTION ASCOT RACECOURSE 17th April 2021

  



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1976 JAGUAR XJ12 SERIES 2 COUPE


Registration No: OCF 395R
Chassis No: 2G1318BW
Engine No: 31798
Estimate: £14,000 - £20,000


  • A well-presented, matching numbers example
  • Desirable 5.3 litre V12 engine

A9,378 car production run of two-door XJ coupés with a pillarless hardtop body called the XJ-C was built between 1975 and 1978. The car was originally shown at the London Motor Show in October 1973, but it subsequently became clear that it was not ready for production, and the economic troubles unfolding in the western world at that time seemed to have reduced any sense of urgency about producing and selling the cars. After reports of problems with window sealing delaying production, XJ coupés finally started to emerge from Jaguar showrooms some two years later. The coupé was based on the short-wheelbase version of the XJ. The doors were made out of a lengthened standard XJ front door (the weld seams are clearly visible under the interior panels where two front door shells were grafted together with a single outer skin). Both six and twelve-cylinder models were offered; 6505 of the former and 1873 of the latter were made. The delayed introduction, the labour-intensive work required by the modified saloon body, the higher price than the four-door car, and the early demise prompted by the new XJ-S, all ensured a small production run making these coupés quite rare today.

This lovely example was first registered on 11th November 1976 and is presented in gleaming red coachwork with cream leather trim and complimentary red piping. This rare car has formed part of a large collection, has been both maintained well but also stored correctly since restoration. Offered with a UK V5C register







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Sunday, 21 February 2021

1959 JAGUAR Mk2 3.4 M/OD - Historics Auctioneers, Ascot Racecourse March 2021

 



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1959 JAGUAR Mk2 3.4 M/OD

Registration - UK Registered
Chassis No: 150060DN
Engine No - KG12308
Estimate - £18,000 - £24,000

 


Synonymous with the swinging `60s and the hit TV Series Inspector Morse, the Mk. II was undoubtedly the most admired saloon to emanate from Jaguar's hallowed Browns Lane factory. These cars punched well above their weight. Equipped with either a 3.4 litre or 3.8 engine, the Jaguar was capable of sprinting to 60mph in as little as 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 125mph.

This lovely 3.4 manual with overdrive example of a Jaguar Mk. II is an, all English, matching numbers example supplied with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Originally presented in Pearl Grey with red trim, this car was dispatched to H.A. Browett & Co in Leicester on 20th October 1959 before being registered to its first owner, a Mr. Bieshuvel of Blaby, Leicestershire. Boasting large amounts of expenditure, in 1998 the car was sent to Ridgeway Sportscars who prepared the car for the Monte Carlo challenge, upgrading certain parts of the suspension at a cost of £4,330.93. Found within the comprehensive history file are details of a full bare metal restoration, photographs and a breakdown of costs totalling £23,396.85 and, from 1991 through to 2001 restoration work with A.M. Services totalling £5,407.47 and works at Flowers Jaguar interiors costing £2,905.48.

Since 2001, the car changed owners and was again repainted to the owner’s preference of red coachwork. We are informed that, in 2007, an engine rebuild was completed and a 4.2 straight port cylinder head fitted with reworked fancy cams and twin two-inch SU carburettors. A louvered bonnet was fitted and the interior benefitted from new carpets. Having been passed from one Jaguar enthusiast to another which can be found from membership applications, this car is offered with its Jaguar Heritage Production Record Trace Certificate, an original Jaguar sales and service booklet, operating and maintenance service handbook and a UK V5 registration certificate. We certainly recommend viewing of this lovely example of a Jaguar Mk. II boasting performance upgrades.



 









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Monday, 7 September 2020

AUSTIN A40 COUNTRYMAN - HandH Auctions A B C Online Auction - Wednesday, 16th September 2020

  


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AUSTIN A40 COUNTRYMAN

Registration No: UXS 168
Chassis No: GP4689006
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: Staffordshire

  • Restoration by current owner completed in 2019 with photographs of work completed
  • Supplied with the original order form
  • Offered with a substantial collection of past invoices and MOT's
  • Desirable original Countryman Bodystyle

Introduced in 1947, the A40 was Austin's first 'clean sheet' post-WW2 family saloon design. Based on a sturdy chassis frame equipped with independent front suspension, a 'live' rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes, the newcomer was powered by a 1200cc OHV four-cylinder engine allied to a four-speed manual transmission. With some 40bhp on tap, it was reputedly capable of over 70 mph. Once production was in full swing and the principal Devon (four-door) and Dorset (two-door) saloon models firmly established, other variants joined the A40 line-up including a Jensen-designed sports four-seater, 10cwt pick-up, 10cwt van and estate car (or 'Countryman' as it was known). Styled in-house by Dick Burzi, the commercial A40s contrived to be stylish yet practical. Though, today - thanks to years of overloading, stop-start motoring and general abuse - survivors are few and far between.

Finished in Keswick Green with Brown leather interior which the vendor informs is mostly original, this A40 Countryman is an original bodied Countryman with sliding side windows. In its current ownership for around the past three years, Austin has been subject to restoration work under present custodianship including paint, engine overhaul, re-wiring, and fitting of the electronic ignition, new water pump, and unleaded cylinder head. Offered with a full V5, original order form, and a substantial collection of past MOTs and invoices from the Austin's life, it is also offered with photos of the restoration work. The A40 is showing an unwarranted 71,700 miles.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'







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Sunday, 6 September 2020

1937 STANDARD FLYING 10 - HANDH Auctions A B C Online Auction - Wednesday, 16th September 2020 14:00

 


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1937 STANDARD FLYING 10

Registration No: APM 456
Chassis No: P6878DL
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: East Sussex

  • Older restoration completed during the 1990s
  • Understood to have been first registered in East Sussex, where it still resides today
  • Offered with a full V5

Along with the rest of the Flying range, the '10' introduced in March 1936 signalled Standard's embrace of the flamboyant styling trends that were sweeping both sides of the Atlantic. In contrast to its predecessor's conservative lines and upright stance, the Flying 10 sported an arched roofline, waterfall grille, bulbous wings and a beetle-back complete with spilt rear windscreen. Built on a cruciform-braced, ladder frame chassis featuring all-round leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel drum brakes, it was powered by a four-cylinder unit mated to four-speed manual transmission. Reputedly capable of 64mph and 33mpg, the handsome saloon provided dependable but not austere transport. Priced at £199 ex-Works, its standard specification included: a sliding roof, adjustable steering column, chrome headlamps, flat spring-steel bumper lades, external horns and twin scuttle-mounted wipers etc.

This Flying 10 is finished in the handsome combination of Grey and Blue with Blue leather interior which the vendor descirbes as excellent throughout. Owned by the vendor for around 5 years and is offered with a full V5.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'

Engine: 'Very Good'

Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'

Paintwork: 'Good'

Gearbox: 'Very Good'

Interior Trim: 'Excellent'





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