Jaguar Land Rover to Auction Part of £121 Classic Car Collection
A few years ago, Jaguar Land Rover made news by purchasing the entire James Hull classic car collection, which featured 543 cars, including 130 Jaguars and some extremely rare prototypes. The company never revealed how much it spent to acquire all of these models, but it seems ready to recoup some of its losses, as it will be auctioning at least 65 cars from the collection at Brightwells Classic Cars on March 31, and perhaps even more than 100.
The collection consists mostly of Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Morris, Ford, MG, Austin, Vauxhall, Peugeot, and Citroën cars, as well as several more minor brands. Some of the most notable offerings will be a 1972 Reliant Ferguson 4×4 prototype car—the only one in the world—a 1974 Rover P6 3500 Estate, a 1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300, and an ultra-rare 1993 Mercedes 320CE manual. According to CarThrottle, all of the classic cars will be offered without reserve.
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“We are absolutely delighted to have been asked by Jaguar Land Rover Classic to auction off of part of its significant Classic Collection,” said Matthew Parkin, head of Brightwells Classic Cars. “Focusing solely on non-Jaguar Land Rover products, the diversity of the lots on offer is extraordinary, offering everything from a Riva-style speedboat to the unique Scimitar Ferguson prototype—all at no reserve. It’s safe to say it’s going to be a lot of fun!”
In additional, Jaguar Land Rover is offering auction lots consisting of pedal cars and other trinkets that may interest collectors. You can view the whole on offer at the official Brightwells website.