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New York Icons XKE sells for $235,200USD

Yesterday RM Sotheby’s sold this fantastic triple-black XKE for $235,200USD at their ICONs sale in New York City.

This particular example, 1E 13575 started out as a low-mileage, rust free, California survivor.

It was completed by Shaun Saunders in Scottsdale, Arizona who is known for his meticulous dry builds. If I could critique one aspect it would be the over-polished intake manifold and carburetor setup.

The $235,200USD was probably a supreme disappointment in New York. A very similar car, known as the Black Beauty sold for $467,500 at the same sale in 2013.

Aston DBR1 to sell in Monterey

Recently RMSotheby’s announced the most expensive and desirable Aston for their Monterey sale: DBR1/1.

Driven by Stirling Moss, Jack Fairman & David Brown, this car took the overall victory at the 1959 1000km Nürburgring.

While this car has been offered to the public market before, this will be the first auction for a DBR1, so the results will set a precedent.

Infact, if this car sells it should be the most expensive British car to sell at public auction.

RMSotheby’s will sell DBR1/1 at their annual auction in Monterey held 18-19 August.

Healey BN2 Showcar to be sold at Festival of Speed

This 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 was first displayed at the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show in the colors of Florida Green over Old English White, with Florida Green interior trim and upholstery.

Recently it has been restored and Bonhams have the distinction of offering for sale at their Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on June 30th.

Press Release:

“Despite its immaculate outward appearance, this 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 would not have always appeared so at ease on the concours lawn. Originally created as one of the show cars for the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show – in customer-attracting Florida Green over Old English White, with Florida Green interior trim and upholstery – TAC 787 was re-discovered in a pretty sorry state.

The owner, Steve Norton of Austin-Healey specialists Cape International, has devoted years to amassing information, researching provenance and restoring the car which will be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale at Goodwood on 30 June.

For the first decade of its life, the car’s travels and service history were meticulously documented, and receipts detailing every oil change, engine overhaul and clutch assembly accompany the lot. Images of ‘TAC 787’ at Lake Garda in Italy illustrate that the car enjoyed Continental tours during the early 1960s before being sold, via the classifieds in The Times newspaper, to a gentleman in Woking.

Despite its immaculate outward appearance, this 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 would not have always appeared so at ease on the concours lawn. Originally created as one of the show cars for the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show – in customer-attracting Florida Green over Old English White, with Florida Green interior trim and upholstery – TAC 787 was re-discovered in a pretty sorry state.

The owner, Steve Norton of Austin-Healey specialists Cape International, has devoted years to amassing information, researching provenance and restoring the car which will be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale at Goodwood on 30 June.

For the first decade of its life, the car’s travels and service history were meticulously documented, and receipts detailing every oil change, engine overhaul and clutch assembly accompany the lot. Images of ‘TAC 787’ at Lake Garda in Italy illustrate that the car enjoyed Continental tours during the early 1960s before being sold, via the classifieds in The Times newspaper, to a gentleman in Woking.”

Update:

Sold for £113,500 (CA$ 189,002) inc. premium
The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia
30 Jun 2017, 14:00 BST

XK-SS for Sale

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/

1957 Jaguar XK-SS 716

1957 Jaguar XK-SS 716 photo by Brian Henniker

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