A 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 fixed-head coupé topped Brightwells’ sale yesterday making £40,500.
Fitted with overdrive, the car came with a photo file documenting its complete restoration, which included repairs to the chassis’ spring hangers, new doorskins, plus the wings’ front three-quarter sections.
The engine was also stripped and re-bored, while the carburettors were rebuilt. The job was completed with a bare-metal respray and a new windscreen.
The value of the work came to more than £25k.
A 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 followed close behind the Jag, going for £38,000.
The four-owner car had just 36,400 miles on the clock and had been with its previous keeper for more than 12 years.
The Aston was treated to a repaint in 1999 and was used only in dry weather after completion.
It came with bills for an overhauled fuel-injection system (£2800) and a set of tyres (£1200), while a new stainless-steel exhaust was said to lend the car a pleasing woofle.
The classics we featured faired well, too, including a 1961 BMW 700 saloon (£6600), a 1982 Ferrari Mondial qv (£14,200), a 1984 TVR Tasmin 350i (£2600) and a 1981 Porsche 911 targa (£10,000).
A 1948 Singer Nine Roadster went for £3000, while a 1948 Daimler DE27 Limousine and a 1947 Hillman Minx Mk1 saloon raised £1000 apiece.
View the full results on the auction house’s website.