Barn find Jags ready for auction

Barn find Jags ready for auction

Two classic Jaguar barn discoveries could fetch as much as £45,000 when they go under the hammer at the first ever Silverstone Auctions Restoration Show Sale next month.

The pair of 1958 Jaguar XK150s are Drophead and Fixedhead coupes in Indigo blue and Carmen red respectively and both have interesting histories.

Silverstone Auctions' managing director Nick Whale is thrilled to be offering the cars in the new sale and says they could prove a superb investment for Jaguar enthusiasts.

The Fixedhead is the first coupe of its kind to be auctioned. It was left in a barn in 1969 and found 40 years later in 2009.

The VLP929 Drophead coupe was the 74th of 622 right hand drive versions of the Jag. It was bought by an Italian in the 1980s and discovered in Sicily a few years ago. It returned to Britain and the owner intended to give it a full restoration but was unable because of other priorities.

The Silverstone Auctions Restoration Show Sale will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on April 12. Whoever buys the relics would be wise to cover them with classiccar insurance .

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