Silverstone Auctions flagship sale is right around the corner on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August with their dedicated motorcycle sale on Friday 30th July. The auction house are now encouraging people to bid at least 48 hours before if you’re not able to attend in person. Over the course of the three days, a number of significant classic and competition Jaguars will be offered for sale.
Going under the hammer this weekend is Lot 618, a 1995 Jaguar XJ220. This UK-supplied example is one of just four presented in a rare colour for this model, Daytona Black. This car is well known in XJ220 circles, as it featured in Jeremy Clarkson’s 2004 DVD “Hot Metal” where it beat a Pagani Zonda in a drag race. With an extensive history file, this car is supplied to auction with just 9,600 miles and an MOT valid until February 2022. Silverstone Auctions have guided this car at £340,000 - £380,000.
Also heading to The Classic is Lot 620, the 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 'External Bonnet Lock' Roadster. This example is offered directly from a UK private collection and has been regularly maintained. Finished in its original livery of Gunmetal Grey complemented by a light blue interior, this is the 119th E-Type built with the flat-floor and outside bonnet lock. This is one of the most coveted of E-Types and still retains many original features. Silverstone Auctions have guided this very well-presented example at £160,000 - £180,000.
Gary Dunne, Sales Controller for Silverstone Auctions added “We are absolutely delighted to be offering these very special Jaguars in our sale this weekend alongside a number of other great examples. There are just a few days to go until our flagship auction so don’t forget to register to bid.”
Offered as part of ‘A Jaguar Sporting Collection’ is Lot 441, the 1951 Jaguar XK120 FHC - 'LT' Hommage - Alloy Bodied. This is an exquisite Coupe which was fully rebuilt in 2015 by Tester Engineering in the style of the 1951 factory ‘LT’ cars. Now presented in outstanding condition, fully detailed throughout and ready for use, it is estimated at £75,000 - £90,000. Another from the collection is Lot 442, the 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster 'LT' Re-Creation - FIA/ HTP Approved. This is a superbly built, lightweight alloy-bodied 120 Roadster with FIA / HTP papers valid until 2031. This example is beautifully detailed throughout and was created as an accurate copy of one of the trio of factory ‘LT’ cars prepared for Le Mans. Estimated at £175,000 - £195,000. The final lot from the Sporting Collection is Lot 443, the 1967 XKSS Re-Creation. This is a hand-crafted, re-creation of the legendary XKSS by a much-respected Jaguar engineer. Superbly finished in gloss black by Normandale of Daventry with 16” Dunlop peg-drive wheels, this hand-built XKSS re-creation offers a rare opportunity for the true Jaguar enthusiast to acquire and is estimated at: £300,000 - £350,000.
The final of the Jaguars to be previewed, with many more live on their website, is Lot 440, the 1972 Jaguar E-Type (S3) V12 Roadster. Finished in its original shade of Silver with fully restored, body-coloured hard top with a contrasting Dark Blue leather interior, this matching-numbers engine example has upgraded brakes and cooling system. In outstanding condition throughout, this example is accompanied by a comprehensive history file and photographic record of the rebuild. Silverstone Auctions believe this E-Type ticks all the boxes and have sensibly guided it at £110,000 - £130,000.