Three Jaguar XKs to lead Barons' Jaguar sale

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Three XKs are expected to fetch a total of around £200k when they go under the hammer at the Annual Jaguar Heritage Sale on 14 April at Sandown Park.

An 1954 XK120 DHC Drophead Coupé is expected to lead the pack, with an estimate of £63-70,000. It was sympathetically restored in 2011-’12 to factory specification.

The car retains its period feel and comes with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate of authenticity.

A 1955 XK140, meanwhile, had a different sort of restoration. Valued at £55-65,000, it sports a number of modern improvements including a new brake servo, uprated heating system, alternator, sump guard, solid state ignition and Kenlowe fan. The engine and transmission have also been overhauled and the Jag has covered around 10,000 miles.

The fixed-head coupé, which comes complete with bills for more than £20,000, contested the 2009 Rally of the Tests where it shared the concours prize for the best presented vehicle.

The final XK up for grabs is a LHD 150 drophead coupé that has been converted to S specification and is valued at £57-65,000.

The upgrades mean the car is now fitted with 2in triple SU carbs and a straight-port cylinder head, giving it 250bhp.

Balancing the power hike are four-pot front brake calipers and 16inch wire wheels, while other additions include a five-speed gearbox, unleaded head conversion, stainless steel exhaust, six-branch manifold and an alloy radiator.

A more focussed option comes in the form of an E-type that is valued at £55-60,000.

It has travelled just 10,350 miles since a full restoration and conversion from a fixed-head coupé to a roadster.

Other big cats on offer include a 1947 MKIV (£27,000-35,000), a restored 420 (£17,500-19,000) and a 2.4 litre that was campaigned in historic racing until 1999 (£11,500-13, 500).  

At a cost of £25-35,000, the registration number ‘JGR 1’ would be a suitable addition to all of the above.

View the lot list on Barons’ website.

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