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21st November 2019

Auction News

One sold….Silverstone Auctions had a good sale, setting a world record for a Triumph TR2 from the 1955 Le Mans race. The 1955 Triumph TR2 ex-works Le Mans car. Forecast to sell between £100,000 to £140,000 it was bought after the race by Prince Hussein of Jordan.

It was now being sold after 47 years of ownership by the current vendor. The emotion was really high as bidding reached the higher estimate and continued upwards. The bidding continued between the room and the phones with the phone becoming the winning bidder at £258,750 making this a world record for a Triumph TR2.

One to come…a rare 1954 Jaguar XK120 in barn-find condition is set to get classic car collectors bidding when it goes to auction this month with The Market, the original online classic car auction house.

Residing on a farm in Wales for the past 50 years as an ongoing restoration project, the classic Jaguar is one of just 151 right hand drive, fixed-head coupé models made for the UK market, of which around 57 are believed to exist today.

Presented in partially-built yet largely complete condition, albeit with many layers of dust, the car is for sale from its second owner with its original chassis and engine for an auction estimate of £25,000 to £35,000.

A certificate from Jaguar Heritage which accompanies the car confirms that it was manufactured on 16th March 1954 and distributed by Byatts of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, originally finished in Birch Grey with a grey leather interior.

The auction will run online only and begin on 20th November, closing at 8pm on 27th November.

21st November 2019

1955 Triumph TR2
1954 Jaguar XK120

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