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2018-11-17 12:49:28 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 12/18
www.bonhams.com/auctions/24881/lot/126/

Auction description:
Lot 126
1957 Jaguar Mk1 2.4-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. 271 UYM Chassis no. S907056
£ 24,000 - 29,000
US$ 31,000 - 37,000
London Olympia
*Original right-hand drive model
*Delivered new to Switzerland
*Off the road for circa 50 years
*Outstandingly original
*Recently re-commissioned and repainted

Right-hand drive chassis number 'S907056'was built on 30th April 1957 just two months after the devastating fire at the Brown's Lane factory had destroyed many cars on the production line. A manual gearbox model finished in Mist Grey with deep red hide upholstery, it was equipped with a number of options including twin fog lamps, half spats over the rear wheels, and a speedometer in kilometres. The car was then exported to Switzerland where it was sold through the main Jaguar distributor in Geneva, Garage La Claparede, to its first owner, Monsieur Douer. As far as can be established through the Swiss vehicle register records, it had two subsequent owners during 58 years in Switzerland before returning to the UK in 2015.

Reportedly, at some point during the early to mid-1960s, the Jaguar was involved in a relatively minor accident, sustaining damage to the offside front wing. At that time the car had covered just 50,000 kilometres (approximately 31,000 miles); apparently it would remain garaged, un-repaired, and unused for the next 50 or so years.

Acquired by the current owner in 2015, the car was repatriated and the accident damage finally repaired, including a full bare-metal repaint. Once stripped of all paint, and with the interior removed, the body's main structure was revealed to be exceptionally original, sound, and un-corroded, with all floors original and solid. Mechanically, apart from a thorough service, very little was required apart from replacing the radiator, exhaust system, shock absorbers, fuel pump, and some of the steering joints. New radial tyres have been fitted, and the original brake system overhauled with new brake shoes all round.

As much as possible of the original interior was retained; the original woodwork was re-polished, and only the areas of the leather upholstery which had split due to drying out were replaced with new hide. The chromework is entirely original with the exception of the front bumper, which had to be re-plated due to slight accident damage on the offside. Accompanying documentation consists of re-commissioning bills; a BMIHT Certificate; and a V5C registration document.

To find a low mileage Mk1 of any description is unusual, but to find one that has remained in such exceptionally sound structural condition, never having been allowed to deteriorate, is extremely rare. With the current surge in interest in the Jaguar Mk1, their low survival rate and increasing popularity as historic competition cars, this outstandingly original example must represent exceptional value.

2019-06-09 11:57:52 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 6/19

online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/116/lot/44827/%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F116%2F%3Fpage%3D2

Auction description:

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 19/06/2019

Lot 89 of 117: 1957 Jaguar MK I 2.4 Litre

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Registration No:271 UYM

Chassis No:S907056

MOT:January 2020

- Supplied new to Switzerland but in right-hand drive

- Believed to have covered just 31,300 miles from new having spent much of its life in dry storage

- Delightful and highly original Red leather upholstery

- Running sweetly thanks to a new radiator, stainless steel exhaust, fuel pump, dampers and tyres etc

According to its accompanying Jaguar Trust Heritage Certificate, chassis S907056 was built to right-hand drive specification on 30th April 1957 complete with twin fog lamps, half spats over the rear wheels and a kilometres per hour speedometer. Finished in Mist Grey with Red leather upholstery, the Jaguar was supplied new to Monsieur Douer by Garage La Claparede of Geneva. Thought to have changed hands just twice more whilst in Switzerland, the MKI spent an incredible fifty years or so in dry storage following a minor accident. Still sporting a crumpled offside front wing when repatriated to the UK during 2015, chassis S907056 was subsequently stripped to bare metal and found to be incredibly sound and nigh on corrosion free. Doubtless preserved by its long-term hibernation, the Jaguar boasts one of the best and most original monocoque bodyshells that we have encountered. Mechanical recommissioning encompassed a thorough service, brake system overhaul and replacement of the radiator, exhaust, fuel pump, shock absorbers, tyres and various steering joints. The odometer reading of 50,078km (c.31,300 miles) is highly credible especially in the context of the wear to the pedal rubbers and substantially original upholstery. The factory-fitted 2.4 litre engine and four-speed manual gearbox feel taut too. Offered for sale with a MOT certificate valid until December 2019, bare metal repaint photos, sundry invoices and Swiss / import documentation.

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