Everyone knows that classic Ferraris can sell for massive amounts of money, but what about Jaguars? The English automaker has a long history of iconic automobiles, with one in particular set to cross Bonham’s Scottsdale auction block.
The 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition, number S850667, was the tenth of the twelve Factory Lightweights that were ever built. This specific car also won the 1963 Australian GT Championship. It’s also very well-documented, is very original and, get this, it has less than 4,000 original miles recorded with just three owners from new. Yeah, we’re talking about a car from 1963.
According to Bonhams: “This example has been out of the public eye for most of its life and comes recently from a private collection where it has resided since 1999. Its condition, too, is incredibly noteworthy with original finish visible in most areas, including almost all the interior. To have a competition car, and a championship winner at that, in such original condition is unheard of today.”
So, how much will it be sold for? Bonhams reckons it has an estimated auction price of $7,500,000-$8,000,000. If sold for this price, it will sit below the hammer price of 1955 Jaguar D-Type (CHASSIS NO. XKD 501) sold at RM Sotheby’s 2016 Monterey auction, which was $21,780.000. Be sure to check back with us to see how much this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition sells for at Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction taking place on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
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