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First Lynx Eventer could make £30,000 at auction

Published 02 September 2014

A rare shooting brake version of the Jaguar XJS made £28,750 when it went under the hammer on Saturday, 20 September.

The first production spec Lynx Eventer – one of just 67 made – was offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Autumn Sale.

In storage for the past 15 years, the car needed a full restoration. With 116,840 miles on the 5.3-litre V12 HE, the car came with a vast history file.

Registered in 1982, 1 HOP (now wearing CYJ621Y) was used in Lynx’s marketing material and featured in the factory brochure as well as motoring magazines. It is chassis number 002 (001 was the prototype).

Every Eventer was handbuilt to order by Lynx at its East Sussex factory. And they weren’t cheap either, with a reported conversion cost new of more than £55,000

The process took 14 weeks and used a bespoke jig to remove the XJS’s buttresses and replace them with an extended roof with rear and side windows.

The extra weight over the rear wheels meant the suspension had to be modified, but this didn’t seem to damage the handling. And because the car actually weighed less, acceleration was that little bit sharper.

Lynx Eventer For Restoration 

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