Lot 70 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)
Sold for £30,375
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: OVW505D
Chassis No: 170007DN
Mot Expiry: July 2018
- Original livery of Opalescent Silver Blue bodywork with Dark Blue leather interior trim
- Offered with comprehensive history file and large selection of photographs of the restoration
- High ratio back axle, rare Reutter reclining front seats and stainless steel exhaust system.
Good MKII Jaguars have been highly sought after for years, and this very attractively presented home market example has had just two owners in the last 25 years and only four in total - the first of whom retained the car for 15 years and the second for a decade, during which she undertook regular trips to Switzerland for family holidays. It is finished in its original eye-catching livery of Opalescent Silver Blue bodywork teamed with Dark Navy Blue leather interior trim and rides on chrome wire wheels. The accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms the date of build as November 22, 1965, making it one of the first to be fitted with Jaguar's own all-synchromesh gearbox, which proved to be infinitely more user friendly than the Moss box it replaced. It is also equipped with a pair of rare Reutter reclining front seats, which are inevitably more comfortable than the standard non-adjustable chairs. Additional items of note include: overdrive and a high ratio back axle for more relaxed cruising, heated rear window, and stainless steel exhaust system.
'OVW505D' is known to have benefited from six years of dry storage in the late '90s and, at some stage, a 'glass removed' repaint which the vendor informs us was 'carried out to a very high standard and shown virtually no subsequent deterioration'. He adds 'the Jaguar is a lovely honest example which has been well maintained and improved over the years in the hands of four careful owners, and now offers an opportunity for a new custodian to enjoy the benefit of their commitment'. It is being sold complete with a comprehensive history file containing assorted maintenance invoices, an almost unbroken run of MOT certificates from 1969 to date, one valid into July 2018, the aforementioned Heritage Certificate, and a large selection of photographs of the restoration.