Family models falter
JAGUAR’S PRIDE ON THE BLOCK
A PRIDE of sleek, sought-after 1950s Jaguars are going under the hammer at Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction next month.
The top cat in the pride of ’53 is a fastidiously built and detailed re-creation of a Le Mans factory C-type racing roadster (pictured) that has covered just 500 shakedown miles since its completion in 2003 and would cost in excess of $250,000 to reproduce today.
Based on exact measurements taken from an original 1953 C-type that was in New Zealand for restoration some years ago, the one-owner vehicle is the second of seven recreated C-types built by a wellknown New South Wales restoration specialist. It is expected to sell in the $150,000-$180,000 range.
Two stunning Australian-delivered XK120 sports models – a Roadster and a rare Fixed Head Coupe – are expected to attract bids in the $100,000$120,000 range and $66,000-$76,000 respectively.
Enthusiasts of Jaguar’s evergreen MKII Saloon models can choose from a modified British Racing Green with chrome wire wheels 1963 3.8 manual saloon and a white and very original 1969 2.4 automatic.