Possibly World's Best Mk IV Jaguar in Historics 4th March Auction
On the basis of its history and its condition, the ex-Arthur Whittaker 1948 Jaguar Mk IV 3.5 litre in Historics March 4th auction at Brooklands is possibly the finest in the World.
No beating about the bush, the car was built in December 1948 and first registered to Arthur Wittaker, then deputy chairman of Jaguar Cars Ltd in January 1949.
Originally ordered with pigskin leather and walnut interior, this has been fully restored incorporating the original pigskin rear seatbacks.
The comprehensive toolkit is complete. The often missing cigarette lighter is present. And the car comes with a large history file documenting its life and sympathetic restoration.
It is estimated at £55,000 to £65,000 that might seem like a massive amount for a 1948 Jaguar Mk IV, but isn't for this particularly outstanding car.
From the sublime to the sublime, Historics is also offering this non-original 1964 Chevrolt Impala convertible. Updatings include four wheel disc brakes, a 330HP 350ci 'crate' motor and lots of other modifications that make it viable for a run to the Mediterranean coast this summer. It's estimated at a sensible £25,000 to £30,000.
Finally, for a bit of fun, back in the day Peugeot 205GTI owners used to speculate what kind of car the 160HP twin cam MI-16 engine would turn a 205GTI into. There was a factory 309GTI MI-16 (with blue inserts in the bumpers). This 205GTI MI-16 is a conversion, appearing outwardly to be a stock 205GTI 1.9. And because it's estimated at under £10k, it's offered at no reserve.
More on the upcoming sale, and on Historics new finance service that enables you to bid and buy at its sales, with finance on your purchase, at Historics
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