XK-SS for Sale

1957 Jaguar XK-SS 716

1957 Jaguar XK-SS 716 photo by Brian Henniker

Today Gooding and Company anounced this 1957 Jaguar XKSS, one of only 16 surviving examples.

The estimate is at $16,000,000 – $18,000,000USD which would make it one of the most expensive British cars in the world.

This car, chassis XKSS-716 was also originally delivered to Stanley C. McRobert of Montreal who raced it in Canada until 1961.

Gooding and Company describe the car: “This particular XKSS possesses a relatively long and successful competition history, with excellent results and no record of serious incident during its career. It has a continuous, well-documented provenance that counts respected collectors among its former owners. It has also proven reliable in numerous vintage races and long-distance tours, yet remains in fundamentally original order six decades after it was built. Its recent restoration was conducted by one of the leading marque specialists, whose expertise and experience has ensured that its performance is no less impressive than its appearance.”

The car will be offered by Gooding at their upcoming Amelia Island auction. More info availble here: http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1957-jaguar-xkss/

1963 Lola Mk6 GT on Jay Leno’s Garage

Recently Jay went through the 1963 Lola Mk6 GT prototype owned by Alan Grant.

Alan’s story and the car itself are well worth the watch. He has owned it for 50 years!

I saw this same car in Monterey in 2016 and it was tiny. A mini GT40. Infact the video uses my image from Monterey.

BJ8 Restoration: Part 6: Engine Installed

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The engine has landed. Lucky for us BMC used light metallic green on the engine so we could apply a very nice base/clear finish on our restoration car.

In typical BMC fashion everything was installed on the engine prior to paint so we mimicked that process, somewhat.

At the factory even the alternator, fan belt, breather hoses and exhaust manifold were painted with the engine.

A couple items I forgot were the intake drain tubes and vacuum advance line which are also green.

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Lightweight to go to auction.

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Bonhams have anounced this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, chassis number S850667, for their upcoming auction in Scottsdale.

Jaguar developed only 12 E-Types from the factory with a lightweight aluminum hood, wide-angle head and Lucas mechanical injection.

This Lightweight was first delivered to racer and dealer Bob Jane in Australia who raced many events and used it to win the Australian GT Championship.

Bonhams will sell this car at their Scottsdale Auction on the 19th Jan 2017.

UPDATE: Sold for US$ 7,370,000 (CA$ 9,855,087) inc. premium