1955 Jaguar D-Type Front
1955 Jaguar D-Type Front

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2016

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2016 – Page Four

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2016 – Auction Report

1971 Jaguar XKE SIII V12 2+2
Lot # 481 1971 Jaguar XKE SIII V12 2+2; S/N 1S71473BW; Light Blue/Dark Blue; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800. No Reserve. – Automatic, hub caps and trim rings, Kumho narrow whitewalls, power windows, modern stereo. – New paint and interior in 2008. Body-on mechanical restoration in 2011. Lightly pitted headlight bezels. Very good bumper chrome on the front, but the rear bumper has the same light pitting as do the headlight bezels. Very good paint in the original color other than a run on the tail. Very good interior. Clean engine bay. A fully done over and pretty car that cut a couple of corners but resulted in a pretty cruiser. – An interesting car that brought a price appropriate to its configuration, condition and the humpback 2+2 body.

Mecum Indianapolis 2016 – Auction Report

1970 Jaguar XKE SII Roadster
Lot # T216.1 1970 Jaguar XKE SII Roadster; S/N 1R11629; Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $40,000 – $65,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800 – Chrome wire wheels, Nitto blackwall radials, AM-FM. – Fair quality older repaint. Good upholstery with a worn driver’s seat. Underbody is clean but not restored. Good chrome. Small dent in the rear bumper and passenger’s door trim. Poor quality repro grille bar with draw marks and poor chrome. A decent but not impressive driver. – Good luck with this generously priced E-type. Until it’s disassembled and restored it will invite excuses and at this price restoration is out of the question. Drive it for a summer then unload it at whatever it’ll bring and be carefree. For once the auction’s pre-sale estimate was realistic.
1954 Jaguar XK 120 Drophead Coupe
Lot # T217 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Drophead Coupe; S/N 677994; Red/Black vinyl; Black leatherette top; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700 – Chrome wire wheels, bias ply blackwall tires, fender mirrors, tri-bar headlights. – Underbody painted assembled. Engine compartment is aged and oily. Good interior wood, upholstery and top. Good paint. A usable, and driven, older cosmetic restoration. – Let’s think about this for a minute. A good XK 120 DHC is $110K. A bad one, needing everything is $55,000. In between is this XK 120 DHC. It has needs, but nothing that prevents it from being used. Put in the middle of the range cited this would be $82,500. This one is not a great buy at this price, but it’s on the good value side of the curve.

Bonhams Greenwich 2016 – Auction Report

1957 Jaguar XK 150SE Roadster
Lot # 5A 1957 Jaguar XK 150SE Roadster; S/N S831179; Engine # V2447-8; OE White/Red leather; Black vinyl top; Estimate $40,000 – $60,000; Unrestored original, 4- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500 – Replacement engine, 5-speed gearbox, body color wire wheels, fender mirrors. – Rough, neglected bam find with too many issues to describe. Rotten right sill and door bottom with bubbling filler. – This will be an expensive project not to be undertaken by the faint of heart, light of pocketbook or easily discouraged but at least the price leaves some reasonable headroom to take care of the most egregious issues. It will, however, always be the wrong engine.
1963 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster;
Lot # 9 1963 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 87997; Engine # RA3247-9; Primrose Yellow/Burgundy leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $175,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $120,000 – Chrome wire wheels, red line Coker tires, Blaupunkt multiband radio, aluminum radiator, electric fan, 4-piston front calipers (originals included.) – Represented as matching numbers engine, later synchro gearbox, documented with JDHT certificate. Good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody painted over dirt and old undercoat. Engine polished up and reasonably done engine compartment and suspension. Top boot area is superficially fixed up. A decent, usable cosmetic restoration to good standards. – Although all the things done to this E-type are tasteful, sensible and reversible, and add significantly to its reliability, safety and enjoyability as a driver, they don’t add to its collector car value and the seller shouldn’t expect to recover the cost over and above that of a similarly good restored-as-new E-type. The reported high bid is reasonable.
1958 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster
Lot # 29 1958 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster; S/N T8315750DN; Engine # 1636-9; BRGreen/Brown leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $115,000 – 3.8 liter engine block, 4-speed, overdrive, chrome wire wheels, blackwall radial tires, fender mirrors, Lucas driving light and fog light. – Good paint with some fisheyes and three chips on the left side of the hood. Very good upholstery, lightly stretched, and soiled carpets. Underbody has been repainted assembled then driven appropriate to the 2,235 miles on the odometer. – While this Jag should be great fun to drive, but with its later engine and presentable but not exceptional cosmetic restoration the reported high bid should have seen it move on.
1964 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster
Lot # 56 1964 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 880359; Engine # RA3366-9; Silver-Grey metallic/Red vinyl; Faded Black cloth top; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $94,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $103,400 – Chrome wire wheels, Michelin tires with red lines, no radio. – Freshly painted over old paint and a wavy body. Upholstery dyed garish bright red. Bumpers rechromed over waves. The rest is original and very dirty and tired. One owner from new until recently, stored since 1990 and mechanically recommissioned before sale. – The repaint and dyed interior are cosmetic lipstick on an otherwise aged, dirty and neglected C-type that probably would have brought more if it had been left alone. Restored it could be a $200,000 car, but it needs to be completely disassembled, redone in minute detail and carefully reassembled before it reaches that level of perfection and the new owner takes the risk that the E-type market might not hold up as long as it takes to get it done.

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  1. These old Jags are beautiful cars, especially when restored and maintained by those who can afford them. My experience with Jag ownership was short and bittersweet. In 1976 I bought a ’67 XKE, yellow, with only 42K miles showing on the gauges. I discovered quickly the cost of driving a beast with way too many moving parts heating up the 9 quarts or so motor oil during the south Florida summer. I became very poor very quickly, but did enjoy some great driving moments in my Jag. The best was letting a Brit flyboy off the Ark Royal have a drive during Fort Lauderdale’s bicentennial celebration and blasting through the Kinney tunnel, top down and well lubricated, before the overheating 4.2 required a lengthy stoppage and visit to Norman of England to add another cooling fan. My Jag had three! Unfortunately, I had to get rid of the Jag because it clearly was not designed for urban use in the Tropics. It was not until 2007 did I find the car the old Jag should have been- a Honda S2000, the best affordable sports car ever built.