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2020-02-13 13:10:19 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auciton 3/20

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/121/


Auction description:

Lot 121

Motorcars from the Estate of Dean S. Edmonds Jr.

1953 Jaguar Mark VII Sedan

US$ 20,000 - 30,000

£ 15,000 - 23,000

To be sold without reserve

Sold for US$ 12,880 inc. premium

The Amelia Island Auction

5 Mar 2020, 12:00 EST

Chassis no. 734637

Engine no. B1113-8

3442cc Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

2 SU Carburetors 160bhp at 5,200rpm

4-Speed Manual Transmission

Independent front with Live Rear Axle Suspension

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*In Dean S. Edmonds Jr.'s ownership from new

*Never restored

*Matching numbers

*Appealing subtle period colorway

Matched to the livery of the XK120 in this collection, the Mk VII displays something of the diverse range that Jaguar offered in this period. The first of the two 'legacy' Jaguars in the group, the Mark VII was bought new by the Edmonds family. In this particular case, it us understood that Dean Edmonds Senior purchased this car as a gift for his son on the occasion of the birth of his son, Dean.

The sedan was retailed through Hansen-MacPhee Engineering of Lexington, Mass. and sold to Mr. Edmonds Sr. while he still lived in Fairfield, Connecticut. In a full history file on the car, the original invoice confirms the date of delivery to be May 18, 1953 and a purchase price of $4,190, less the trade in of their trusty Ford Sedan at $1,650! From day one it has worn the tasteful colors of dove gray bodywork and a contrasting red interior. In 1955, in keeping with Mr. Edmonds leaning to all things sporty, the MkVII was uprated to XK120M engine specs with high-lift cams.

Originally the car was maintained through Auto-Engineering of Lexington, with occasional minor bodywork carried out by Hanson & Tilton Auto Body Co. Inc. in the same town. Through the 1960s this continued, then later Dean's friend Peter Seferian would take over maintenance at Seferian Escadrille. By the late 1970s a mileage of 55,580 had been accrued, but from this point its use has been very modest. Donald Koleman's Competition Motors took over the mantle in the 1990s and more recently Mr. Edmond's local aid, Manfred's Auto Specialties handled the work. Latterly that included something of a birthday for the car with its front seats renewed in red leather to match the original.

It is a car that has never been restored, but simply maintained and lightly refurbished when necessary, and although there are some invoices for paintwork, it seems it was never entirely refinished. Today, the condition has aged somewhat externally and there is some paint loss to the wheel spats among other areas. In preparation for the sale, it has been made to run but may require additional recommissioning.

Whether a sympathetic refurbishment or concours rebuild is your choice, you will be one of very few people to buy a 1953 Jaguar from its original owner, 67 years after it was delivered.

Please note this vehicle is titled under its engine number.

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