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A very special offering to start this auction.

Sold Price: £5,500.00

These are the original bespoke black leather trim panels (plus foot-well underlays) from the interior of Steve McQueen’s XKSS. When McQueen first bought the car in 1958, he commissioned Tony “The Loner” Nancy to retrim the interior completely. Tony was a legend in the contemporary hot-rodding world, who almost single-handedly established Southern California as the centre of hot rod culture in the 1950/60s. He was an expert in fabrication, painting and upholstery and could create a complete car by himself – hence his nickname ‘The Loner’.  They now form a unique set of Steve McQueen automotive memorabilia with a direct connection with the man himself, who personally commissioned these panel designs for the interior of his beloved Jaguar XKSS. Having looked after these unique items for more than 25 years, John has finally decided that they should now be enjoyed by a fellow McQueen enthusiast. Incidentally, the AutoArt 1:18 model of the McQueen XKSS at Lot G/233, shows the correct Tony Nancy interior.

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Unique and hugely comprehensive leather-bound history file for the Qvale LWE.

Sold Price: £2,250

Includes original programmes, magazine coverage of the Sebring and Laguna Seca races in 1963 while the car was still in Qvale’s ownership. Copies of the contract selling the car to Howard Gidovlenko in October 1963 and his correspondence with Jaguar Cars and others as he prepared the car for competition. At that stage, he realised that the car had become uncompetitive and it was parked in his Los Angeles garage for 35 years!

The rediscovery of the car in 1998, its subsequent sale, renovation and return to racing at Sebring and Laguna Seca in 1999 are all covered by documentation, photos and magazines. The car’s appearances at Louis Vuitton Classics in London and New York, Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Pebble Beach are also covered. Includes the Third-Place rosette at the Pebble Beach concours in 2002 (pretty good for a working race car up against fully-restored competition!). Also included is a curiosity. When the car sold at Monterey in 1998, it was Lot 460 in the catalogue. However, when the car arrived at the Lynx workshop, it carried the Lot No 459! This is also included in the history file. Further details on the contents of the file are available on request. A unique record of a unique Jaguar. Fine

A/2

Original Steve McQueen Le Mans 1971 Gulf promo poster. Framed. Glazed.

Estimate Price: (e£50-90)
A/2

An Original Sebring March 1963 12 Hour Poster by Florida Society Artist Vincenzo Maria Zito.

Estimate Price: (e£650-850)

This poster will appeal to two groups of collectors. The first is the Jaguar connection with two LWEs entered, one of which was the Kjell Qvale LWE that features so strongly in this auction. Driven by Ed Leslie and Frank Morrill, it achieved a very respectable 7th position. The other LWE, from the Cunningham team, finished in 8th position, one lap behind. The second group is those collectors with an interest in the art of Florida society artist, Vincenzo Maria Zito. His cartoons of the leaders of society in Florida, including the seasonal visitors from the likes of New York and Los Angeles, sold well at the time and still do. Zito created few such posters so they have a special position within his total work. Size overall – 22 x 31. Mounted, framed and glazed. Fine

A/3

Unused Persol display stand for their “Steve McQueen Special Edition” sunglasses. Mint.

Sold Price: £50.00
A/3

An original Sebring March 1963 12 Hour Programme with cover artwork by Zito.

Estimate Price: (e£100-150)

A companion to the above Lot and very rarely available at the same time. 48 pages plus loose large size Official Entry List. Size 8.5 x 11. Fine condition and very rare thus.

A/4

Original date stamped racing seat belts from Qvale LWE as used when it competed at the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours and at Laguna Seca in 1963.

Sold Price: £425.25

Also, replacement racing seat belts from the Qvale LWE as used when it returned to compete at Sebring in 1999.

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An Original Sebring March 1963 12 Hour Poster by Florida Society Artist Vincenzo Maria Zito.

Estimate Price: (e£600-700)

This poster will appeal to two groups of collectors. The first is the Jaguar connection with two LWEs entered, one of which was the Kjell Qvale LWE that features so strongly in the previous auction. Driven by Ed Leslie and Frank Morrill, it achieved a very respectable 7th position. The other LWE, from the Cunningham team, finished in 8th position, one lap behind. The second group is those collectors with an interest in the art of Florida society artist, Vincenzo Maria Zito. His cartoons of the leaders of society in Florida, including the seasonal visitors from the likes of New York and Los Angeles, sold well at the time and still do. Zito created few such posters so they have a special position within his total work. Size overall – 22 x 31. Mounted, framed and glazed. Fine.

A/5

Unused LWE dry sump oil tank.

Sold Price: £1,225

Unused LWE dry sump oil tank.

A/5

An original Sebring March 1963 12 Hour Programme with cover artwork by Zito.

Estimate Price: (e£100-125)

A companion to the above Lot and it is very rare to see them both offered at the same time. 48 pages plus loose large size Official Entry List. Size 8.5 x 11. Fine condition and very rare thus.

A/6

Original LWE fuel tank

Sold Price: £1,312.50

Original LWE fuel tank

A/6

An original and very evocative Francesco Scianna painting of a Jaguar E-type pushing a Ferrari 250 GTO very hard.

Estimate Price: (e£250-300)

Very typical of those events in the early 1960s when the cars went head-to-head time and again. The LWE cars were specifically developed to meet the challenge posed by the 250 GTO. 29.5 x 22. Framed and glazed. Fine.

A/7

Metal support bars for the fuel tank

Sold Price: £150

Metal support bars for the fuel tank

A/7

Another piece by Francesco Scianna, this time a sketch of Le Mans 1955.

Estimate Price: (e£250-300)

It shows Fangio’s Mercedes in hot pursuit of Mike Hawthorn through the Esses in the year of the disaster. Fine dramatic artwork. Mounted, framed and glazed. Fine.

A/8

Original Jaguar LWE radiator

Sold Price: £328.12

Original Jaguar LWE radiator

A/8

The official French government poster for Le Mans 1960. Original.

Sold Price: £450.00

16.5 x 24. The superb high-angle photo by Frenchman Yves Debraine shows the start of the 1959 race with the Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiro-Jaguar, RSF 301, quickly away. These posters are actually seen less often than the one produced by the race organisers. Fine.

A/9

The Jaguar XK in Australia by John Elmgreen and Terry McGrath Limited Edition No 808/1000 – signed by Terry McGrath.

Sold Price: (£600-700)

This superb book stands in the front rank of the Jaguar library as a testament to years of diligent research and scholarship. Co-authored by John Elmgreen and Terry McGrath, two luminaries of the Australian Jaguar scene, this book was published in New South Wales in 1985. Publication was limited to 1000 numbered copies. It is a huge book 10 inches by 13.5 inches in size and 373 pages in length. Strongly bound in green cloth boards. Quite a few copies have lost their dust-wrappers as the “wrap-rounds” were slightly undersized, so they easily came adrift from the book. This one is present. For me this book ticks two boxes – it is a superbly produced offering for the collector and it also appeals to the Jaguar fan through the wealth of history and scores of excellent photographs, many seldom seen outside Australia and the Antipodes. Near Mint book with Fine d/w.

A/9

One pair of original LWE rear exhaust pipes.

Sold Price: £420

One pair of original LWE rear exhaust pipes.

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“Sixties Motor Racing”.

Estimate Price: (e£800-900)

Photography by Michael Cooper and text by motoring historian, Paul Parker. Foreword by Nick Mason. A superb production by luxury publishers Palawan. This book isn’t just about cars – it is also about people. Cooper wasn’t merely an observer of the F1 scene of the day but became, as his reputation grew, part of its very fabric and a friend to the most celebrated drivers of the day. This book brings together a decade-long body of his work – 390 photographs, many never before seen. Paul Parker’s year-by-year narrative puts Cooper’s pictures into the wider context of that very special decade. Jaguar’s glory years of the 1950s had dimmed, but the cars and especially Jaguar drivers are dotted through the book. There were five leather-bound editions each in a different colour – Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Black. Each edition consists of ten (10) signed copies, specially numbered 1960-1969. This is black edition no 1960. The book is handbound in Morocco leather and is presented in a cloth solander box. As is always the case with Palawan, production standards are very high indeed – paper, binding, printing and colour are all of the very best. The solander box is 14.5 inches square and with the book weighs over 14 lbs. Mint book in a Mint solander box; both in the original mailing box. Very rare.

A/10

Original, unused LWE camshafts.

Sold Price: £601

Two sets, one machined, one as blanks. As found with the Qvale car, includes original paper wrapping.

A/11

Low-drag E-type no 4868 WK, the Peter Lindner car. 1:24 scale.

Sold Price: £130.00

Diecast and built by SMTS. Fine. Boxed.

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One pair of original unused LWE brake discs with their original box marked with the Jaguar part number.

Sold Price: £315

One pair of original unused LWE brake discs with their original box marked
with the Jaguar part number.

A/12

A superb hand-built C-type model by K&R Replicas. 1:43.

Sold Price: £36.00

Model No KR 22, the 1951 Le Mans winner. Mint in Fine box.

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One pair of original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

Sold Price: £500

One pair of original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

A/13

Western Model D-type. 1:43 scale.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

The 1955 Le Mans winner. Unboxed. Screen and steering wheel both present, windscreen discoloured by age – as usual. Unmarked. Fine.

A/13

A second pair of original Jaguar LWE wheel hubs.

Sold Price: £300

A second pair of original Jaguar LWE wheel hubs.

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Dinkum Classics XJ13. 1:43 scale.

Sold Price: £60.00

Unboxed. A very rare Australian model. Screen, engine cover and headlight covers all present and age discoloured. Steering wheel also present. Dusty but will clean up well. Unmarked. Fine.

A/14

One set of 4 original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

Sold Price: £577.50

One set of 4 original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

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One unused Jaguar LWE hub.

Sold Price: £112.50

One unused Jaguar LWE hub.

A/15

Three plastic BTS models.

Estimate Price: (e£30-40 the trio)

Approx.1:67 scale. D-type no 4 the 1956 winner at Le Mans. D-type no 10 placed third at Le Mans in 1955 and C-type No 18 that retired at Le Mans in 1952. These are three in a series of 11 Jaguars in BTS “Le Mans Replicas” series. Date of models unknown. “BTS” was the company of B T Smith of St Leonards-on-Sea. VG.

A/16

Original Jaguar LWE drive shaft.

Sold Price: £120

Original Jaguar LWE drive shaft.

A/16

K & R Replicas.

Sold Price: £43.00

D-type 1956 Le Mans winner. 1:24 white metal kit. Incomplete and no check list of contents so sold as see. Mint condition and in Fine box.

A/17

One pair of original Koni shock absorber for LWE.

Sold Price: £280

One pair of original Koni shock absorber for LWE.

A/17

A splendid metallic green diecast metal Series 1 E-type FHC. 1:24 scale.

Sold Price: (£100-120)

By SMTS with the high level of detail and finish quality associated with that company. Curiously, it is not included on the SMTS website list of all the Jaguars they have produced. Wonder if it was a special order? I suspect is has been bumped at some stage as the opening bonnet is sl loose o/w Fine.

A/18

Original LWE unused clutch plate with original documentation

Sold Price: £300

Original LWE unused clutch plate with original documentation

A/18

“Ecurie Ecosse. A Social History of Motor Racing from the Fifties to the Nineties” by Graham Gauld.

Estimate Price: (e£50-60)

Paperback. 11.5 x 8. 210pp. Published privately by Graham Gauld Public Relations in 1992, Covers the glories of the 1950s as well as the revival of the team in the early 1980s by Hugh McCaig and Graham himself. They went on to win the 1986 World Manufacturers Championship for Group C2 cars. Draws heavily on private correspondence between Ecurie Ecosse and Jaguar cars. Fascinating! Fine and largely unread.

A/19

Front LWE suspension uprights

Sold Price: £420

Front LWE suspension uprights

A/19

Bonnet lock for D-type/XKSS.

Estimate Price: (e£75-100).

Hand-made by craftsmen metal-workers at Lynx. Fine.

A/20

Pair of original Perspex windows as fitted to Cunningham team E-type

Sold Price: £120.00

Regd no 9023 DU (S875027), when raced in 1963.

A/20

LWE Suspension arms and anti-roll bar brackets.

Sold Price: £367

LWE Suspension arms and anti-roll bar brackets.

A/21

Race mirror as used on Cunningham LWE 5114 WK (S 850664) in competition at Le Mans 2001 and Goodwood Revivals. VG

Estimate Price: (e£150-200)
A/21

A group of smaller LWE items including hub dust caps, brake piston housings, water pipe connectors, etc. As seen.

Sold Price: £150

A group of smaller LWE items including hub dust caps, brake piston housings, water pipe connectors, etc. As seen.

A/22

D-type/XKSS gear knob as created by craftsmen metal-workers at Lynx. Fine.

Estimate Price: (e£75-100)
A/22

A second group of various LWE brake parts. As seen.

Sold Price: £151

A second group of various LWE brake parts. As seen.

A/23

A group of assorted original small items from competition Jaguars.

Estimate Price: (e£50-75)

A group of assorted original small items from competition Jaguars. Including, piston rings, jubilee clips, various washers and pins. Also a hand-made backing surround used for the open storage area at the end of the dashboard on a Jaguar or Lynx D-type/XKSS. Plus components of the Lynx-designed upgraded direct throttle linkage as fitted to a Jaguar E-type engine. Sold as seen.

A/23

A third group of LWE items including a selection of LWE spring spacers for ride height adjustment, an LWE fuel tank connection cover, the original “Thor” soft-head hammer for the LWE wheel spinners and a box of original letterheads and envelopes from “Auto-Dyne, the company of Howard Gidovlenko, the second owner of the Qvale LWE. As seen.

Sold Price: £420

A third group of LWE items including a selection of LWE spring spacers for ride height adjustment, an LWE fuel tank connection cover, the original “Thor” soft-head hammer for the LWE wheel spinners and a box of original letterheads and envelopes from “Auto-Dyne, the company of Howard Gidovlenko, the second owner of the Qvale LWE. As seen.

A/24

FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for LWE – 5114 WK. Undated but 1999.

Estimate Price: (e£75-100)

With tipped-in photos. Fine.

A/24

A fourth group of smaller original LWE parts. Used and unused coils, original plug leads, radiator blind mechanism, etc. As seen.

Sold Price: £120

A fourth group of smaller original LWE parts. Used and unused coils, original plug leads, radiator blind mechanism, etc. As seen.

A/25

LWE Timing Strut mechanism – fabricated by Lynx and used on the Qvale LWE (S850660) when competing at the 2000 Goodwood Festival of Speed – 2nd in class, and also on the Cunningham LWE 5114 WK (S850664) at the 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed – 1st in class.

Sold Price: £100

LWE Timing Strut mechanism – fabricated by Lynx and used on the Qvale LWE (S850660) when competing at the 2000 Goodwood Festival of Speed – 2nd in class, and also on the Cunningham LWE 5114 WK (S850664) at the 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed – 1st in class.

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FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for Phil Scrag LWE – PS 1175. Undated but 1999.

Estimate Price: (e£75-100)

With tipped in photos. Fine.