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2019-12-27 15:47:26 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/20

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25718/lot/62/


Auction description:

The Scottsdale Auction

16 Jan 2020, 11:00 MST

Lot 62Ω

1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3½-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachwork by Carrosserie Langenthal

US$ 300,000 - 400,000

Chassis no. 611056

3,485cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Dual SU Side-Draft Carburetors

125bhp at 4,250rpm

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Leaf Spring Suspension

4-Wheel Girling Mechanical Drum Brakes

*One of only 12 3½-Liter models supplied in rolling chassis form

*Delivered new to Switzerland

*Fully restored by Emil Frey Classics

*Registered in Switzerland

While the vast majority of customers were more than satisfied with the factory's elegant bodies, those requiring bespoke coachwork could still order their Jaguar in rolling chassis form for bodying by an independent coachbuilder, as was the case with this example. In total, Jaguar supplied only 12 3½-Liter Mark IVs in rolling chassis form: ten to Switzerland and two to Belgium.

The car we offer, chassis number '611056', was transported by train from Jaguar Cars' factory to Emil Frey in Zurich on 2nd May 1947 for onward transit to Carrosserie Langenthal. Founded as a carriage maker in 1888, Carrosserie Langenthal had become renowned for its convertible bodies during the 1930s, having taken out a licence on Alexis Kellner's drophead coupe design. After WW2 the Swiss firm continued to provide bespoke coachwork for quality chassis such as Alvis, Daimler, Delage, Delahaye, Rolls-Royce and, of course, Jaguar. On 12th March 1948 the completed Jaguar was approved by the Road Traffic Office. Its proud owner, Mrs Maria Wacker from Zurich, drove the car until December 1955, as documented by the Swiss Car Registry; there are no records thereafter.

Many years later, in September 2015, Mrs Wacker's Jaguar found its way to the workshops of Emil Frey Classics in Safenwil, Switzerland. The car was in a derelict condition, but the new owner wanted this classic Jaguar to be restored to its original condition. This painstaking complete restoration was carried out with the aim of preserving original components and returning the car as close as possible to its original condition. Only parts that could no longer be restored and for which replacements were unobtainable were remanufactured.

Many man-hours were taken up with overhauling the engine, transmission, chassis and electrics, the engine being completely disassembled and rebuilt, while the all-mechanical braking system was similarly fully overhauled. The body was completely stripped of paint and then re-sprayed in its original black livery. The headlamps were re-chromed and the reflectors re-silvered. Still intact, the metal hood frame was re-covered with new material. Regarding the interior, the focus likewise was on preservation rather than renewal. However, the seats' red leather was so dry and perished that it had to be replaced, the color chosen being the original beige, while the original springs were retained and fitted to the reconstructed seat frames. Each instrument on the dashboard was removed, cleaned and repaired, as was the original starter button.

In total, more than 2,100 working hours would be required to return the car to the road, and a full listing of the works undertaken is available. Completed by Emil Frey Classics in 2018, this beautiful classic Jaguar convertible now runs just as it did in 1948 and would be a credit to any private collection.

2020-02-13 10:50:12 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 3/20

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/133/

Lot 133Ω

1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3½-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachwork by Carrosserie Langenthal

US$ 250,000 - 350,000

£ 190,000 - 270,000

The Amelia Island Auction

5 Mar 2020, 12:00 EST

Coachwork by Carrosserie Langenthal

Chassis no. 611056

3,485cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Dual SU Side-Draft Carburetors

125bhp at 4,250rpm

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Leaf Spring Suspension

4-Wheel Girling Mechanical Drum Brakes


*One of only 12 3½-Liter models supplied in rolling chassis form

*Delivered new to Switzerland

*Fully restored by Emil Frey Classics

*Registered in Switzerland

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