If a Jaguar is your chosen itch to scratch then keep a close eye on Classic Car Auctions who are heading to the Warwickshire Event Centre in a week’s time with their largest catalogue ever which include some of the finest Jaguars being offered.
A strong and desirable 1969 E-type with what is believed to be a correct 11,800 miles, followed by a 1961 Mk2 3.4 with 15,000 miles. If it something more modern that you are considering, then a 1991 XJS Convertible or at the top end a future classic is the XKR from a private collection of Jaguars.
This 1969 E-type was supplied new to British Leyland New York before returning to the UK in 2014 where it underwent extensive restoration to a very high standard and was converted to right-hand-drive. Amazingly this car’s mileage is 11,800 miles and a letter in the substantial history file from one of the earliest owners seems to confirm this. Estimated at £60,000 to £70,000 this Series 2 manual 4.2 Roadster in Primrose Yellow is certainly going to attract attention and coming with a hardtop as well as new mohair hood, this car is ready for all of the British weather.
The MK2 Jaguar, made famous in the TV series Inspector Morse, is such a classic British car and treated with fondness. Could this be why this car, when purchased new and residing in South Africa, was stored by the first owner for 24 years? As a possible result of this long term storage the car has just 15,000 unwarranted miles on the clock but due to its history could be genuine. When the car came out of hibernation in 2012 it underwent restoration with a photographic record and gained a Heritage Certificate, now estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.
The Jaguar XJS was facelifted under the ownership of Ford and this 1991 V12 Convertible is one of those cars, featuring the wrap-around rear lights and slightly less chrome than its predecessor. These versions are very desirable and this car is in stunning condition having just arrived from a warmer climate. Estimated at £17,000 to £20,000 presented in Radiant Red and a black interior it has just 41,299 warranted miles. It will be UK registered in time for its first UK owner.
2010 Jaguar XKR
The final car in our Jaguar selection is the 2010 XKR. A facelifted model which came with the rotary gear selector and a 5.0-litre supercharged V8. This particular car was bought five months after it was first registered by its second and only owner who then added it to his private collection of Jaguars. With 31,000 warranted miles and great service history, this car is estimated at £26,000 to £29,000 and is possibly going to be a future classic styled by the now-famous Ian Callum.
Interested Jaguar enthusiasts can view the auction here.