The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 215 Registration: DDX 186 Chassis No.: 722748DN Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000 Specialist: Harry Fox-Edwards Telephone No: 07398 872032 Lot 697 1954 Jaguar Mk VII Launched at the Earls Court motor show in October 1950, the MkVII was a fabulous offering from Jaguar which swiftly gained praise and admiration due to its unusual combination of luxurious interiors, smooth and powerful engines, impressive handling and even more impressive practicality. The MkVII was a real thorn in the side of Jaguar’s main rival Bentley as the MkVII was a great balance of elegance and power, and was priced at just 40% of its Bentley MkVI counterpart which made it a hit in both the home market and target export market of the USA. Additionally, despite their size, they were competitive competition cars in period both with rallying and circuit racing, as they still can be to this day! This 1954 example is simply wonderful both mechanically and cosmetically. Running and driving exceptionally well following a recent £9,000 overhaul with Richard Colburn of Westbourne Motors, this car presents as well as it drives in the timeless colour combination of black over tan leather interior. Under its previous ownership, the car underwent an extensive restoration, leaving it in excellent condition. In 2000, it represented the Mk 7 to 10 Register in the Jaguar Drivers Club Champion of Champions Concours at the NEC. The bodywork, expertly repaired by Leaping Cat at Hinckley, looks stunning in its black coat and the interior, adorned with tan leather and brown carpets, exudes luxury. The sliding sunroof is always welcome and the exceptional interior woodwork adds a touch of refinement to the whole experience. As we all know far too well with restorations, the devil is in the detail, and we’re pleased to report that everything from the headlining to the door trims has been meticulously attended to. It’s fitted with a manual gearbox and overdrive, making it more enjoyable and engaging to drive and the wafting ride is rather guaranteed as the suspension, steering, and brakes have all been sympathetically rebuilt. The engine benefits from a conversion to unleaded valves and seats, along with high lift camshafts for extra performance. Helping the car sing is a full stainless steel exhaust system and it has been substantially rewired. Purchased by the current owner in 2004, this venerable Jaguar has been cherished and used on family high days and holidays. In preparation for sale, it underwent an extensive overhaul by Richard Colburn of Westbourne Motors, with around £9,000 invested to bring it to its present impeccable condition with bills on file. It’s supplied with its original tools. With its rich history, impressive restoration, and elegant features, this MkVII undeniably represents the epitome of 1950s sporting saloons. Prepared for sale with a £9,000 overhaul, this well presented MkVII is in great mechanical and cosmetic condition and ready for more long-distance touring. More Details Lot 697 Bid On Lot 697