Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm.
Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a world-record sale of a 1966 4.2-Liter Series 1 OTS at RM Auction’s New York City auction at the tail end of last year, the E-Type has been on a magic carpet ride, with increasingly big prices. With their remarkable story, heart-stopping good looks, it’s easy to understand why the legendary sporting machine has recently enjoyed more respect.
Carey’s journey across the globe in 2014 started in January at the Scottsdale sales and finally concluded recently at the Branson Collector Car Auction. Covering no less than 30 auctions and evaluating thousands of cars, he aimed to give enthusiasts a better of idea of the quality of each of the cars crossing the block at the auctions.
Listed in chronological order, Rick Carey’s reports on the 61 Jaguars analyzed in 2014.