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1968 Jaguar 240
Rare, Eire-supplied example

Lot 327 (A|B|C Live Auction Online, 25th November 2020)

Sold for £21,350

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: XYY 443F
Chassis No: 1J3157
MOT: Exempt

  • Supplied new by Frank Cavey & Sons of Camden St, Dublin to The Bayer Products Co
  • Reputedly traded back to the Caveys in 1976 and kept as a hobby project undergoing overhauls of its engine, gearbox and running gear before being sold to marque specialist Robert Hughes during 2009
  • Treated to a bare metal repsray, retrim in Red leather, refurbished brightwork, engine bay detailing and repolished wood veneers etc from 2009-2012
  • Original Eire buff logbook, Heritage Certificate, believed but not warranted to have covered 59,000 miles from new

Motor Car Location: Lancashire

According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, chassis 1J3157 was built to right-hand drive specification on 6th June 1968 and despatched to distributor Frank Cavey Ltd of Dublin three weeks later. Jaguar dealers since the 1930s, the Caveys reportedly reacquired the 240 as a ‘trade in’ during 1976 by which time its odometer showed a credible but unwarranted 57,000 miles.

A hobby project which was worked on ‘as and when’, the saloon is understood to have had its engine, gearbox, rear axle and other running gear overhauled prior to being bought by marque specialist Robert Hughes Automobiles in 2009. Further improved over the next three years, the Jaguar was treated to a bare metal respray, replated or replaced brightwork and a complete interior re-trim in Red leather with tufted carpets and a wool headlining. The engine bay was prepared to show standard and the whole car detailed

Forming part of a private collection for the past seven years, the 240 has benefited from attention to its ignition system, exhaust system (renewed in stainless steel), master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, dynamo and upper / lower steering column bushes. Starting readily upon inspection and running well, this rare Eire-supplied Jaguar remains highly presentable. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, original Eire buff logbook and history file.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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