Jaguar heads British Invasion at Motostalgia Amelia Island Auction

Jaguar heads British Invasion at Motostalgia Amelia Island Auction

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE  Estimate: $105,000 - $145,000
Vin: S680120
Designer: Sir William Lyons
Chassis Number: S680120
Engine: 3442 cc DOHC in-line 6-cylinder
2 X HU6 SU Carburetors/180 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Desirable SE Performance Model
Offers Enjoyable Sports Car Driving Experience
Superb Panel Fit of Comprehensive Restoration

The Model –The XK120 was launched in open two-seater or roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine.The roadster caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. Beginning in 1948, the first 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with aluminum panels. Production switched to the 1cwt or 112 lb heavier all-steel in early 1950. The "120" in the name referred to the aluminum car's 120 mph top speed, which made it the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch. In 1954, NASCAR held a road-course race in New Jersey which would mark the only time a non-American built won a NASCAR event, the win going to an XK120 coupe.

The Car – With well executed panel fit underneath the nearly perfect Dove grey paint on this XK1210 shines nicely and will serve a new owner well. The black top and wire wheels nicely complement the exterior of the car, both also ready to continue service. Inside, the eye in immediately drawn to the burled walnut dash that houses the Smiths instruments. The red leather seats with color matched piping presents nicely is aging gracefully. Under the long, sleek bonnet the 3.4 liter is tuned up and ready to run. Included with the car is the spare tire and a toolkit. XKs made a splash when the first hit the market and continue to leave their mark today. No collection is complete without one...or two.

 1954 Jaguar XK 120 DHC - Estimate: $135,000 - $165,000
Vin: S678020
3.4 Liter 6-Cylinder / 4-Speed Manual
Drop Head Coupe
Factory Chrome Wire Knock-Off Wheels
High Quality Restoration

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II  - Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000
Vin: P1R42844
4.2 Liter 6-Cylinder Dual Stromberg carburetors
4 Speed Manual with Factory Air Conditioning
Delightful 2+2 Driving Experince
Approximately 500 Miles Since Comprehensive Restoration

Also on offer:
2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S - Designer: Ian Callum
Estimate: $105,000 - $145,000 Without Reserve

Chassis Number: SCFAC24385B501811
Engine: 6.0L 12 Cylinder / 520HP
6-Speed Manual Gearbox with
Electro-Hydraulic Control Paddle Shift
Odometer: 15,100 Original Miles
6-speed Paddle Shift Transmission
Unequalled Bond Styling and Performance
2 + 2 Grand Tourer

The Model: What can you say about Aston Martin, except they know class and they know sports cars? When first released it carried all the classic lines, long hood, swept-back windshield, short rear deck and typical angular body lines. But under the hood, the story was a bit better. 460 HP is transferred to the ground via improved suspension, rack and pinion steering and has it a braking system that could stop on a dime, or in the UK a farthing. If you enjoy a classic combination of sensuous sheet metal and a well-connected chassis, the V12 Vantage will not disappoint.

The Car: Aesthetically it is in pampered original shape with very little road wear and a very clean interior. Mechanically the car does not have any known problems, our own car specialist drove this vehicle and did not experience any mechanical problem only pure luxurious adrenaline. You don’t need to be a secret agent to enjoy the handling and prestige of ownership of this grand touring car. With just over 15,000 miles from new this Vantage has been maintained by marque specialists and remains much as it did when it left the factory in Warwickshire. Included with the car is a battery tender and a first aid kit. All systems are reported to be in operational condition including the superior sound and entertainment devices. Of course you really don’t need any artificial distractions when you’re behind the wheel of this spectacular car.

1992 MINI Cooper Rover Cabriolet Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000 Without Reserve
Vin: 5AXXNNBYNBD110007
4 Cylinder / 4 Speed Manual
Usine Factory Ground Effects and Wheels
1 of 75 Factory Convertibles
Original Unrestored Low Miles

2004 Aston-Martin Vanquish Estimate: $65,000 - $95,000 Without Reserve
Vin: SCFAC23324B501500
5,935 cc DOHC 12 Cylinder 450HP
6 Speed Manual Sequential
Renaissance The Classic British Brand
68,000 Original Miles

Auction date March 10