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S818031DN

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Record Creation: Entered on 13 August 2011.

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2011-08-12 20:01:25 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/11
www.bonhams.com/usa/auction/19363/lot/404/

Auction description:
Sale 19363 - Quail Lodge Sale, 18 Aug 2011 to 19 Aug 2011
California, Carmel
Lot No: 404•
Two California owners from new, original black plate
1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé
Chassis no. S818031DN
Engine no. G5728-8S

This two-owners-from-new XK140 Drophead Coupé was originally ordered by Ralph N Baker of Newport Beach, California through Hornburg Jaguar in Santa Monica. Outfitted in Pastel Blue with Dark Blue leather piped in contrasting Light Blue and topped with a Dark Blue 'hood', Mr Baker kept the car until 1978 when he put the car up for sale in the Los Angeles Times with an asking price of $4,900. The vendor, searching for an XK of his own, spotted the ad and went to look at the car. A complete, properly used car, it was apparent that the Mr. Baker had enjoyed many sunny days in the car as it had been repainted in a non-original color and the interior had faded beyond recognition.

Upon purchasing the Jag in March 1978, an extensive restoration was undertaken to bring the car back to its former glory. With the help of original build records obtained from the factory, a three year long bare-metal restoration by Phoenix Classic Motors was undertaken, producing a car not unlike what had left Coventry in November 1955.

Today, after over three decades of careful maintenance, this California car is now offered to a future third owner. The restoration has mellowed slightly in the ensuing decades, but overall still shows very nicely. It is rare to find a 56 year old car that has only had two owners and spent its life in beautiful California, let alone one as nice as this!

Estimate: US$70,000 - 90,000

2011-08-19 18:00:30 | pauls writes:

Sold for US$91,260 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

2018-11-04 08:22:19 | pauls writes:

First owner Edna and Dennis Terry of Costa Mesa, California.

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