Jaguar bargains at auction

Bonhams at Bicester Heritage held their first auction with some well-presented Jaguars. In amongst a wealth of different car marques, some lorries, a collection of SAS ‘Pink Panther’ Land Rovers (!) and some military motor bikes and quad bikes, there was a nice variety of Jaguars to choose from.

Blue Daimler Double 6

As might be expected, the real stars of the show went away briskly, often low in the estimate range or lower still. A Gold S-Type, with its incredible low mileage, excellent condition and sweet engine, was the inevitable stand out car – almost of the whole auction. I wanted it and could not secure it and am inevitably biased, it achieved £21,375 at the hammer.

Surprisingly, a TWR XJ-S, and also well turned out, did not sell in a strong XJS market. Perhaps it was the high mileage and/or the price but it did not ultimately make its reserve. Meanwhile, the absolute steal of the day was the Daimler Double 6, pictured. Well presented, in good condition and with a comprehensive documentation file, the new owner has to be very pleased with themselves and rightly so. What a bargain they secured at a hammer price of just £7875!

Silverstone Auctions at The NEC, November

JEC club partner, Silverstone Auctions have their NEC Classic sale approaching and will be opposite our stand in hall 2. Inevitably this will involve a number of Jaguars and also includes an XJ220. See their website here for more details.

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