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Lot 210: 1984 Jaguar XJS - Lynx Eventer Registration no: A606SBV Chassis no: Jaguar's pedigree in the manufacture of sportscars in the years after World War

Est: £13,000 GBP - £16,000 GBP
CoysJuly 22, 2002London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


1984 Jaguar XJS - Lynx Eventer Registration no: A606SBV Chassis no: Jaguar's pedigree in the manufacture of sportscars in the years after World War II is beyond reproach. The awe-inspiring XK range was eclipsed in the 1960s by the legendary E-type, perhaps the car which best evoked that decade. Inevitably the E-type would be a hard act to follow and after it had evolved into a V-12 grand tourer and successor had to be found. The stillborn XJ13 Le Mans project seemed to many to indicate the way forward, but it was the XJS which finally appeared as the E-types successor in 1975. It utilised the same remarkable 5.3 litre V-12 engine as the later E-types and was initially unveiled to a rather mixed reaction. Subsequently, however it has won the hearts of many, having evolved into a most accomplished GT car. There have been several attempts to improve or personalise the XJS and perhaps the most successful and long-lived is the Eventer 'estate' version produced by Lynx. This delightful example must be one of the nicest in existence having been converted by Lynx in 1986. A606 SBV spent two years as the factory demonstrator during which time it was entrusted to former Grand Prix driver, Innes Ireland, becoming for a while his press car, attending various events including the great 24 hour race at Le Mans. Subsequently sold by Lynx in 1989 it was restored in 1992, ensuring that it remained in immaculate condition. Featuring such desirable items as high ratio steering, Banham instruments and a manual 5 speed gearbox this is an exceptional drivers car, ideal for long cross country runs at high speed. Indeed, it has been a regular entrant on various club trips and excursions causing significant interest wherever it arrives. A stylish and distinctive motorcar with a superb and interesting history which would still perform admirably as an everyday road car or made a worthy and significant addition to any major Jaguar collection. Estimate: E13,000 16,000 1967 Jaguar E- Type Series 1 « Roadster It was not just the sensational beauty of the Malcolm Sayer / William Lyons designed body that caused the furore surrounding the launch of the E Type Jaguar at the 1961 Geneva Salon, a design that they would have had us believe was purely the result of mathematical equations to optimise the cars aerodynamic efficiency. Here was a car with performance well in to the territory of Italian exotica, but at half the cost of the equivalent Aston Martin and without the associated concerns over everyday reliability. This is an original right hand drive series 1 «, one of the rarer E Type models as most of the production were left hand drive export models sent to the USA. It is finished in the traditional colour of British racing green with a tan interior and has been carefully maintained as to keep its original condition where possible. Many E Types have undergone major restorations and have often lost the wonderful character that comes with age, it is understood that this car has never been dismantled completely and so retains much of the original flair not mention the still crisp handling and fine mechanics of the trusty Jaguar six cylinder engine. The illustration is of a similar car Estimate:

Auction Details

July 22, 2002, 02:30 PM WET

2/4 Queens Gate Mews, London, LDN, SW7 5QJ, UK