Wed, 14th Oct 2015 12:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 102

1958 Jaguar MK I

Estimated at £18,000 - £24,000

Lot details
Registration No: PSJ 757
Chassis No: S912152
Mot Expiry: Exempt

This fascinating MKI was supplied new to the Bristol Aircraft Corporation in 1958. Born as a 2.4 model, it nevertheless came equipped with disc brakes and wire wheels. In the 1990s it was uprated courtesy of a 3.4-litre engine and five speed gearbox - all the related paperwork for which is contained in a huge history file that accompanies 'PSJ 757'. The Jaguar was recently the subject of a three part series in Practical Classics magazine, within which is full detail of work carried out on the vendor's behalf by Jaguar Heritage. The bulging 140-point report they produced accompanies the car, and the chassis welding recommended by it will have been carried out by the time of the sale. In the words of the vendor, a well-known member of the classic motoring community, 'neither the interior trim nor headlining are wonderful, but the Jaguar is a great-looking, great- sounding, get-in-and-drive machine'.

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