1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
Lot 147
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer
€ 75,000 - 95,000
US$ 88,000 - 110,000

Lot Details
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer  Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer
Chassis no. SAJJNAEW3BC113109
•Number '20' of the estimated 67 produced
•Four owners from new
•Automatic transmission




Footnotes

  • Conceived as a luxurious and long-legged Grande Routière, the XJ-S, though by no means a small car, afforded precious little in terms of interior space: two adults and an overnight bag being about the limit if its comfortable capacity. In the absence of a factory 'estate' it was left to the Hastings-based engineering company and coachbuilder Lynx to exploit the model's full potential. Renowned for their re-creations of the C- and D-Type Jaguar sports-racers, Lynx had every reason to be confident that such a market existed, given the success of the 'sports estate' concept in the form of the Reliant Scimitar GTE and Lancia Beta HPE. Each Eventer would be hand built to individual customer order and necessarily costly, making Eventer ownership the privilege of a wealthy few. Even today there are few cars that combine near-silent 155mph performance with the luggage capacity of a family estate.

    Number '20' of the estimated 67 Eventers produced, this V12-engined example was first registered 'A6 BEB' in the UK. Never accident damaged, the car has been restored twice: in 1999 and again in 2009/2010, the exterior colour being changed from brown to black at the latter date. Every Eventer is different, and this one comes with a copy of the full factory file, including all production details and correspondence with the client, as well as copies of the original invoices for the estate conversion.

    The car has recently been converted from right to left-hand drive by CKL Developments of Battle, East Sussex, whose founder and Technical Director, Chris Keith-Lucas, was co-founder and Managing Director at Lynx. CKL also carried out extensive remedial works; areas receiving attention included the rear suspension, rear brakes, fuel injectors, and exhaust system, the latter being replaced in its entirety. CKL's detailed invoice for £14,191 (approximately €16,740) is on file.

    Since the purchased by the current vendor a set of original wheels has been fitted to the car. Dated December 2017, a condition report from a well-known French expert is on file, and we are advised that the interior will have been refurbished by time of sale. 'The perfect blend of pace with space', the car also comes with sundry bills relating to the 1990s restoration; original Jaguar manuals; old UK registration documents; Belgian registration papers; and an article about the model from 'Autoretro' magazine (March 2016 edition).

    Jaguar XJ-S V12 Lynx Eventer 1984
    Châssis n° SAJJNAEW3BC113109

    •Le 20e des environ 67 exemplaires produits
    •Quatre propriétaires depuis l'origine
    •Boîte automatique

    La XJ-S, conçue comme une grande routière luxueuse au large rayon d'action, n'était à aucun égard une petite voiture, mais son confortable intérieur n'offrait de place qu'à deux adultes et à un léger sac de voyage. En l'absence de break au catalogue, c'est à Lynx, le concepteur et carrossier de Hastings, qu'il revint de tirer pleinement parti du potentiel de la voiture. Bien connu pour ses répliques de Jaguar sportives Type C et Type D, Lynx avait toutes les raisons de croire en l'existence d'un marché pour une telle voiture, du fait du succès du concept de 'break de sport' incarné par les Reliant Scimitar GTE et Lancia Beta HPE. Chaque Eventer était construit à la main, sur commande de son client ; c'était une voiture nécessairement chère, et la posséder était donc le privilège de quelques rares clients fortunés. Aujourd'hui encore, rares sont les voitures capables d'atteindre les 250 km/h presque en silence tout en présentant la capacité de chargement d'un break familial.

    Cet exemplaire, le n° 20 des environ 67 Eventer produits, est équipé d'un V12. Il a d'abord été immatriculé A6 BEB au Royaume-Uni. Jamais accidenté, il a été restauré deux fois, en 1999 puis en 2009/2010, date à laquelle sa peinture a changé, passant du brun d'origine au noir. Chaque Eventer est différent ; celui-ci est muni d'une copie de son dossier d'usine complet, y compris les détails de fabrication et la correspondance échangée avec le client, ainsi que des copies de ses factures de conversion en break de chasse.

    La voiture a récemment été transformée de direction à droite en direction à gauche par les soins de CKL Developments de Battle, dans l'East Sussex, dont le fondateur et directeur technique, Chris Keith-Lucas, avait été le cofondateur et le directeur de Lynx. C'est également CKL qui a effectué de profondes restaurations sur la suspension arrière, les freins arrière, les injecteurs d'essence et le système d'échappement, ce dernier remplacé en totalité. Les factures de CKL, présentes au dossier, se montent à 14 191 £, soit environ 16 740 €.

    Depuis l'achat par le propriétaire actuel, un jeu de roues d'origine a été monté sur la voiture. Un compte-rendu d'examen émis en décembre 2017 par un expert français reconnu figure au dossier, et nous avons été informés que l'intérieur aura été rénové d'ici à la vente. "Parfaite alliance de vigueur et de grandeur", cette voiture est accompagnée de différentes factures relatives à sa restauration des années 1990, des manuels Jaguar d'origine, d'anciens documents d'immatriculation au Royaume-Uni et en Belgique, et d'un article consacré à ce modèle par le numéro de mars 2016 du magazine Autorétro.
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