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2011-09-01 16:13:29 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 5/11
www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/WService=wslive_pub/pubweb/publicSite.r

Auction description:
Sale 19392 - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia, 5 Jun 2011
Connecticut, Greenwich
Lot No: 375•
In the present ownership since 1953
1951 Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupe
Chassis no. 647490
Engine no. A 2820 (Mk VII - see text)

This car must carry one of the longest ownerships of them indeed perhaps any Jaguar, a remarkable 58 years! It acquisition dates back to May 1953, when the car was purchased from Boch Motors of Norwood, MA, by the present owner upon his graduation from U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. Up to September 1956 it served as his personal transportation.

It was during this time that he decided that he didn't particularly like the car in its then current form and began to lightly customize it to his own requirements. In April 1956 he had the hood louvred and the spats removed so that he could fit wire wheels, in the same era he also had the car repainted from its Silver Blue livery with black top to a Black body with white top. Unimpressed by the performance of the Mark V unit, he elected to replace this with a Mark VII Jaguar motor - in his view the logical 'Mark Six' step that never occurred. With a Mark VII unit sourced this was installed by Morong Brothers of South Portland, ME and the completed car returned to the road in July 1957. Its original motor was not kept. Just five months later it was laid up in hibernation where it would rest until 1981.

Thirty years ago a decision was made to revive the car, precipitating an exhaustive restoration process which ran for more then 9 years. With work carried out by English Auto in Searsport, ME and British Auto USA in Manchester, NH the car was completely refurbished. The color choice was now the popular 'coffee and cream' two tone scheme, which suits the lines of the car well. Its interior was re-trimmed in biscuit leather, and the dash veneer refinished. During this work, preferring the look of the early Jaguars, its fender line was re-sculpted to accept P100 headlights.

Throughout its ownership its fastidiously minded owner has kept a log of all work carried out on the car, which in 58 years has amounted to nearly $100,000, 75% of that coming from its late 1980s/early 1990s rebuild. The copious records accompany the car.

Since its completion the Jaguar has been used sparingly and maintained when required. On recent inspection it was noted that the 18 year old refurbishment has aged a little, while the paint is still extremely good for its age, it might benefit from a few detailing points such as shrinkage on the dash finish and should not be considered to be of show standard any longer. Regardless of this, the car remains a strong runner and is reported to 'go like the wind' - on this basis it will certainly make a great driving automobile for its next custodian, who will not only be its third from new, but the first since 1953.

Sold for US$99,450 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

2022-03-01 09:21:34 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 3/22

www.bonhams.com/auction/27329/lot/263/1951-jaguar-mark-v-drophead-coupe-chassis- ...

Auction description:

Lot 263

1951 Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupe

The Amelia Island Auction

3 March 2022, 13:00 EST

Fernandina Beach Golf Club

Lot to be sold without reserve

US$50,000 - US$80,000

Chassis no. 647490

Engine no. A 2820 (Mk VII – see text)

br>3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine (see text)

2 SU Carburetors

190bhp at 5,500rpm (see text)

4-Speed Manual Transmission

Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle

4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Rare Drophead Coupe version of the elegant MkV

*Uprated with MkVII power

*Two owners since 1953

*Clever three-position top

This car has had only two owners in the past 68 years! It penultimate acquisition dates back to May 1953, when the car was purchased from Boch Motors of Norwood, MA, by the previous owner upon his graduation from U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. Up to September 1956 it served as his personal transportation.

It was during this time that he decided that he didn't particularly like the car in its then current form and began to lightly customize it to his own requirements. In April 1956 he had the hood louvred and the spats removed so that he could fit wire wheels, in the same era he also had the car repainted from its Silver Blue livery with black top to a Black body with white top. Unimpressed by the performance of the Mark V unit, he elected to replace this with a Mark VII Jaguar motor – in his view the logical 'Mark Six' step that never occurred. With a Mark VII unit sourced this was installed by Morong Brothers of South Portland, ME and the completed car returned to the road in July 1957. Its original motor was not kept. Just five months later it was laid up in hibernation where it would rest until 1981.

Forty years ago a decision was made to revive the car, precipitating an exhaustive restoration process which ran for more then 9 years. With work carried out by English Auto in Searsport, ME and British Auto USA in Manchester, NH the car was completely refurbished. The color choice was now the popular 'coffee and cream' two tone scheme, which suits the lines of the car well. Its interior was re-trimmed in biscuit leather, and the dash veneer refinished. During this work, preferring the look of the early Jaguars, its fender line was re-sculpted to accept P100 headlights.

Since its completion the Jaguar has been used sparingly. The present owner acquired the car from Bonhams in June of 2011 and has kept the Jag on static display since. On recent inspection it was noted that the nearly three-decade old refurbishment has aged a nicely, while the paint is still very presentable for its age, it might benefit from a few detailing points such as shrinkage on the dash finish and should not be considered to be of show standard any longer. Given its decade of off- road hibernation, mechanical recommissioning is recommended prior to active use by its third owner in the last nearly three score of years!

2022-03-04 17:58:35 | Captain RD writes:

THE AMELIA ISLAND AUCTION

3 March 2022, 13:00 EST

Fernandina Beach Golf Club

Sold for US$30,240 inc. premium

2023-10-11 05:54:51 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 10/11/23

www.ebay.com/itm/225812413780

Opening bid $55,920 reserve not met, 0 bids, 4 days left in auction, seller stlouiscarmuseum, car now in Saint Louis, Missouri, 306 miles stated.

Seller's description:

We are excited to offer this 1951 Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupe finished in a classic Coffee and Cream two-tone combination with a comfortable Biscuit leather interior. Powering this Mark V is a 3442cc Inline 6-cylinder engine with dual SU carburetors upfitted from an early Mark VII rated at 160 horsepower/195 ft. lbs. of torque mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Features include 3-position top, coach doors, hydraulic brakes all around, massive Lucas P100 headlamps, dual fender mounted side mirrors, Smith instrumentation, color matched painted wheels with hubcaps, and wide whitewall 6.50-16 Firestone Deluxe Champion tires.

Having only 2 owners in the past 68 years, this vehicle was purchased in 1953 from Boch Motors of Norwood, MA by a graduate of the U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI who used it as his personal transportation. After a few years, he elected to upgrade the original pushrod engine in this Jaguar to a slightly newer XK-generation DOHC 3.4L engine(#A2820-8 with matching head) from a Mark VII (1950-1954) that added around 40 horsepower over its original pushrod variant, along with Mark IV front fenders to adapt the earlier, independent Lucas P100 chrome headlamps. After several more years of enjoyment, he would somewhat retire the vehicle for more modern transportation, and it would be parked mostly unused until the early 1980's. By this time, it would need a full recommissioning, and over approximately 9 years, a careful restoration process would be completed by both English Auto in Searsport, ME and British Auto USA in Manchester, NH who would completely refurbish this Jaguar inside and out by 1990. It was at this time when the car would take on its popular Coffee and Cream color scheme and the interior would be retrimmed with the dash wood veneer.

Since its 30-year-old restoration, this final year, mildly customized Mark V has been sparingly used and would mainly be kept as a garage display, having been driven just over 300 miles according to the odometer. Upon arrival to our museum, we committed service for this Jaguar with installation of two new rear wheel cylinders, rebuilt the brake master cylinder, bled the brakes, changed the oil and oil filter, replaced the starter solenoid, carb gaskets, spark plugs, heater hose, radiator hose, radiator cap seal, front & rear engine mounts, wiper blades, anti-roll bar bushings, and detailed the vehicle inside and out for a fresh overall presentation. Having rested for a good period, this Jaguar now shows some patina upon closer inspection once again, both inside and out.

With its recent attention to be roadworthy again, we are proud to report it starts, runs, and drives with great enthusiasm and power, brakes very confidently, and shifts through the gears with perfect ease!

2023-10-21 06:29:22 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 10/21/23

www.ebay.com/itm/225828280452

Buy it now price $69,900 for 4 days, same seller

Previous auction received no bids

2023-12-07 05:41:18 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 12/7/23

www.ebay.com/itm/225905907269

Buy it now price $69,900 for 4 days, same seller

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