Jaguar Forums‘ Favorite Jaguars from the Heythrop Park Sale
Silverstone Auctions’ British car auction extravaganza had plenty of Jaguars up for grabs, including a pair of XJ220s.
Jaguars live in our hearts here at Jaguar Forums. If we’re not driving or working on our own, we’re admiring Jags at car shows, random parking lots, and more than a few classifieds and auction sites.
One such place, Silverstone Auctions, recently held its two-day sale on the grounds of Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, England, with the second day devoted exclusively to British automakers like Aston Martin, Mini, Bentley, and, of course, Jaguar. Here’s a few of our favorite Jags from the extravaganza.
1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8
When this XK150S left the factory decades ago, it originally was a hardtop in Pearl Grey with a red interior. In 1990 through 1991, though, it was transformed into a cabriolet wearing red over its red interior. A decade later, the Jaguar was upgraded for competition purposes, then received an upgrade in power near the end of the 2000s. All we know is that this lady in red looks ready to fly, even if it stays firmly planted on the track.
1995 Jaguar XJ220
One of two XJ220s that went up for auction at Heythrop Park, this 1995 example in Le Mans Blue lived most of its life in Malaysia before found by one of the auction house’s vendors. In all of that time, it logged just 700 miles on its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V6. What we wouldn’t give to sit in one of these, let alone add a few more miles to the odometer.
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster
We love project Jaguars, especially this E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster that lived with its only owner for nearly four decades in Hong Kong. Originally, the owner planned to restore it, bringing it to the U.K. for the work in 1984. As you can guess, that didn’t happen. We hope that whoever bought the E-Type can bring this car back on the road soon.
1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I FHC
Here’s an E-Type that’s ready to hit the road now, wearing its original merlot over a light tan interior. In fact, it’s never been restored aside from said interior, whose restoration used period-correct fabrics. We’d love a ride in this survivor, for sure.
1962 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 Manual OD
This Mk2 3.8 has a sad story attached to its history: its first owner was a pharmacist who bought it new in 1962. He took it out for Sunday drives and the like, but passed away near the end of the Sixties. His wife took care of the Jaguar for a few years until she, too, left this mortal coil three decades later. No matter who owned it, though, it has been treated well, and even retained its original tool set under the Opalescent Bronze trunk lid. We’re sure the Mk2 3.8 brought smiles to the couple’s faces every time they gazed upon it.
1997 Jaguar XJ220
Finally, another XJ220, this one in Spa Silver. This one lived in Germany before heading across the Channel for a refreshing by Jaguar themselves. Both XJ220s netted big bucks on the block, but we hope they also net tons of excitement on the road and track for their new owners, too.
Photos: Silverstone Auctions