Sir William Lyons’ Jaguar for sale
A Jaguar MkX originally owned by Sir William Lyons is going under the hammer in March estimated at £60-70k.
The 1961 3.8-litre model, which has 71,357 miles on the clock, was originally delivered to the Browns Lane boss in January 1962 and was used by him for three years, often being chauffeurdriven to meetings and social events. This particular car, which has just emerged from a two-year restoration, was originally fitted with electric rear windows, picnic tables fitted with vanity mirrors and air conditioning.
The Opalescent Dark Green MkX is being sold by Historics at its Brooklands sale on 4 March. Other standout cars at the sale include a 266-mile 2001 Mini Cooper Sport 500, a rally-prepared 1959 Triumph TR3a and a replica of the first ever production car, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen.
An auction spokesman says: ‘It is rare to see a Jaguar MkX these days; to find one in this condition and having been used by Sir William Lyons himself, is virtually impossible.
‘It’s a wonderful car in its own right, but we reckon with its additional provenance it’ll attract a lot of interest on the day.’ ] www.historics.co.uk
Ex-William Lyons Jaguar MkX still wears its original Coventry registration number.