Jaguar Land Rover are selling off more than 100 classic cars in their collection i March – with no reserve – and more than 40 other classics are heading for Bicester Heritage.
Nearly four years ago, Jaguar Land Rover stumped up a lot of money for the 543 classic car collection of James Hull – hugely successful dentist turned obsessive car collector – and in the process acquired some stunning Jaguars and Land Rovers – and a lot of other classic British marques too.
We don’t know how much JLR paid James Hull (he was looking for £100 million), but it’s thought it was a chunk below the asking price as James wanted to ensure the collection stayed together, and JLR seemed the best bet.
But it now looks like JLR has decided they’re not willing to keep the collection together after all, and having rolled the JLR models in to their own classic collection, they look like they’re now flogging off what they don’t want (we tried asking JLR, but after 24 hours we’ve given up trying to get an answer).
The unwanted classics are being auctioned off by Brightwells – without reserve – on 21 March 2018 at their ‘Affordable Classics’ event, and there are some properly interesting cars on offer.
They include the only Reliant Scimitar (now we have to say: “Princess Anne had one” – it’s compulsory) with Ferguson Four Wheel Drive (just like the Jensen FF), a Vauxhall 2300 HS Chevette, Metro Turbo, Maestro Turbo, 1960 Vauxhall Velox by Martin Walter, a couple of Vauxhall Victors, Rover P6 3500 Estate and much, much more.
As well as the 100 plus cars JLR are flogging off, they’re also loaning Bicester Heritage a further 40 unwanted classics to help them inspire a future generation of classic car enthusiasts.
You can see the full list of the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Collection auction cars on Brightwells site, although it’s still being updated.