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United Kingdom425XUF

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2009-03-12 18:55:50 | Rob Reilly writes:

info ex-CJA 1981
owner listed as
Jack Yellen

2015-11-15 23:30:35 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 12/15
www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2015-11-28/car/ref-7-1951-jaguar-mk-v-drophe ...

Auction description:
Historics at Brooklands
Lot 240 - 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
Registration 425XUF
Chassis Number 640139
Engine Number Z 4747
Odometer reading 23,232 miles
Estimate £38,000 - £46,000

This matching numbers, righthand drive 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé was supplied new for personal export by Henlys Limited, London and believed to have been shipped to the USA. The car was purchased by Mr Jack Yellen in July 1974 from an advert in the Buffalo Evening News which was placed by Bill Allen of Williamsville, New York. It was Mr. Yellen's intention to carry out a restoration on the car; however this did not happen and he put the car into a collector's car auction in 1981. The next owner was a Mr. James Price who, between 1991 and 1992, had the car restored at a cost of over $33,000, choosing to keep the original colour of suede green with a suede green leather interior. The car was then imported to the UK by the fourth known owner in 2007 who has kept the Mk. V fully maintained and serviced including a brake overhaul, fitting a cartridge oil filter system and replacing the petrol pump with an electronic unit for reliability. Finished in the original colour scheme, this elegant example is supplied with a V5C registration document, a Jaguar Heritage certificate and a file containing the history from 1974 together with the invoices for the 1991/92 restoration. This is a very impressive car which would grace any collection but is also a pleasure to use and drive.

2015-11-29 15:37:45 | pauls writes:

SOLD £41,500

2023-09-16 13:43:11 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 9/23

www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/lot-355---1951-jaguar-mkv-3-litre-drophead-coup/

Auction description:

Lot 355

1951 Jaguar MkV 3½-Litre Drophead Coupé

Rare right-hand drive example

Estimate £55,000 - £65,000

Registration No: 425 XUF

Chassis No: 640139

MOT: Exempt

1 of just 108 right-hand drive examples manufactured

Matching chassis and engine numbers and original colour combination

Lavished with extensive mechanical and cosmetic enhancements in both 2015/6 and 2019

Offered with a large history file

Manufactured in 1951, this rare UK-supplied example was dispatched via Henlys Limited, London, in January that year. Originally finished in the complementary colour combination of Suede Green paintwork with Suede Green leather interior upholstery and a matching hood, it was specified with the larger 3½ Litre engine (which had been used to such good effect by the more potent SS100s). Able to boast its factory-fitted powerplant, the Drophead Coupe – like all MkVs – employs a four-speed manual gearbox. Initially restored in the early 1990s, ‘425 XUF’ was further improved by its previous custodian.

In c.2015, chassis ‘640139’ was treated to a full repaint in its original colour scheme, as well as extensive mechanical improvement with a complete brake system overhaul, a new exhaust system with reconditioned manifolds, a reconditioned steering box, renewed cooling system including radiator pipes and hoses, new fuel lines and replacement engine gaskets all provided. New tyres were fitted at this time, with the electrics all scrutinised and an electric choke fitted, plus servicing throughout. In 2019, further attention was provided to the Three-Position Drophead Coupe with a renewed hood along with the insulated headlining, the interior woodwork was removed and treated, and various chrome fixtures and fittings were also refinished.

Supplied with a large history file, this is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the beautiful MkV Dropheads, in 3.5-litre guise, of which just 108 right-hand drive examples were made. An elegant car that surely embodies Jaguar's famous advertising tagline of “Grace, Space, Pace”.

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