Sir Wil­liam Lyons’ Jaguar for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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