Quick cats leap into Shannons April 29 Melbourne sale
- 29 March 2019
Unique, alloy-bodied Jaguar D-type replica
'No reserve’ XK120 Roadster ready for improvement
Affordable two-owner Australian-delivered E-Type 2+2
Enthusiasts of collectible sporting Jaguars will be playing close attention to Shannons April 29 Melbourne Autumn
sale, where three sought-after models are crossing the auction block.
This unique aluminium-bodied replica 1954 ‘short nose, no fin’ D-type replica built around genuine period Jaguar components over a 15 year periods is expected to sell in the $180,000-$200,00 range at Shannons April 29 Melbourne Autumn Auction.
Hand-built by a dedicated Australian enthusiast over a 15-year period from 1983 to 1998, this brilliant recreation is based on a New Zealand-made Tempero semi-monocoque chassis, with aluminium panels.
Its renowned 3.8 litre engine runs triple Webers, just like the original, while genuine Jaguar components and parts have been used extensively in its construction.
Used regularly on the roads of regional Victoria by its late owner, the D-type comes to auction from his private collection and is being sold with a large file of documentation covering the detail of its creation.
With values of well-executed D-type replicas rising steadily as original cars become scarce and unaffordable, Shannons expect this unique and well-executed ‘short nose, no fin’ homage to sell in the $180,000-$200,00 range.
This California-delivered 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster with a comprehensive history file is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $80,000-$90,000 range at Shannons April 29 Melbourne Autumn Auction.
No Jaguar XK collection is complete without an XK120 Roadster
and Shannons have just the car on April 29 – a California-delivered 1952 model offered with ‘no reserve’ that could be enjoyed as is, or treated to cosmetic improvement.
Coming to auction out of long-term ownership, the XK120 has been enhanced over the years with a louvered alloy bonnet, alloy door skins and an alloy boot lid.
As documented in the ‘The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere’, the car arrived in Australia in 1990 and was then converted to right hand drive.
It has been in its current ownership since 1996 and has been used regularly, participating in various road rally events over the years.
It is being sold with a comprehensive history file that included its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, importation documentation, a spare parts catalogue, a service manual and even the owner’s personal notebook covering its life in his hands, including some period photographs.
With values of early XK Jaguars rising internationally, Shannons expect this well-documented XK120 to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $80,000-$90,000 range.
This Bryson Industries delivered 1970 Jaguar Series 2, 2+2 coupe in ’survivor’ condition is expected to sell in the $50,000-$60,000 range at Shannons Melbourne Autumn Auction on April 29.
Few cars draw more admiring glances than a Jaguar E-Type and the Series 2 2+2
coupe in Shannons April 29 auction offers an opportunity to be in the spotlight at an affordable price.
This very original 2+2 Series 2 ‘survivor’ Coupe was delivered new in October 1970 by Bryson Industries in Melbourne and its second owner – a mechanical engineer – drove it regularly and kept it largely original with no known accident repairs until his passing in 2017.
Today the E-Type with its over-bored 4.2 litre six cylinder engine and three-speed automatic transmission still wears its original Sable paint, although it is showing every bit of its 49 years, as is the Jaguar’s chrome trim. Inside its tan leather is similarly patinated, but everything is there, complete and original, making it an attractive proposition to E-type collectors.
Because of its time-warp condition and provenance, it is expected to sell in the $50,000-$60,000 range.
These three exotic ‘cats’ are amongst seven Jaguar models in Shannons April 29 Melbourne auction.
This stately and rare-to-find, two-tone grey 1960 model Mk IX 3.8 litre saloon will in demand with Jaguar collectors at Shannons Melbourne Autumn Auction on April 29, where it is expected to sell for $14,000-$18,000.
Two more Jaguars in outstanding condition that will interest collectors include a stately and rare-to-find, two-tone grey with red leather interior 1960 Jaguar Mk IX 3.8 litre saloon
($14,000-$18,000) and a pristine 1988 XJS V12 Coupe