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Replica classic Jags catch the eye at auction

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THE Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday April 22 offers collectors a great opportunity to buy two icons of motoring for a fraction of their real cost.

Matthew Whitney, motoring specialist at the Sherborne-based auctioneers, said: “The auction includes all the great names of classic motor cars such as Rolls Royce, Porsche, Bentley Jensen, Triumph and Healey and with estimates from just £500 up to £50,000 there is certainly something for everyone.

“However, for me, there are two cars I would love to take home and both are Jaguars – one is a beautifully hand-crafted and correct C-Type replica, and the other is a stunning XK120 recreation.”

In the market today, an original Jaguar C-Type, if you could find one, would cost over £1 million, and as a result there is a huge market for faithful replicas such as the one being offered by Charterhouse. Correct in every detail, this hand-made C-Type was registered in 2006, has only covered 1,500 miles and, with an estimate of £40,000, is a fraction of its cost to make.

The Jaguar XK120 is a brand new and unregistered car and has the benefit of modern engineering for modern touring and driving pleasure, with its 3.8 litre 6-cylinder fuel-injected engine and 5-speed ZF gearbox. Today it would cost well over £60,000 to commission, but is being offered for sale at only £45,000.

Viewing for the auction, being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, is on Saturday April 21 (10am-4pm) and on Sunday 22nd from 10am with the auction starting at 12.30pm. The sale can be viewed and downloaded on http://www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

For more information regarding this auction of more than 50 classic and vintage cars, contact Matthew Whitney, head of classic cars at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277.



One thought on “Replica classic Jags catch the eye at auction

  1. Reblogged this on calmyourbeans and commented:
    These cars look fab!

    Posted by calmyourbeans | April 17, 2012, 11:12 am

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