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

Estimate price: (e£950-1250)

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

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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

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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.

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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.

Estimate price: (e£250-300)

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

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Unused LWE dry sump oil tank.

Estimate price: (e£400-500)

Unused LWE dry sump oil tank.

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Original LWE fuel tank

Estimate price: (e£350- £400)

Original LWE fuel tank

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Metal support bars for the fuel tank

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

Metal support bars for the fuel tank

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Original Jaguar LWE radiator

Estimate price: (e£-250-300)

Original Jaguar LWE radiator

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One pair of original LWE rear exhaust pipes.

Estimate price: (e£250-300)

One pair of original LWE rear exhaust pipes.

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Original, unused LWE camshafts.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

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

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

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

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

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One pair of original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

One pair of original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

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A second pair of original Jaguar LWE wheel hubs.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

A second pair of original Jaguar LWE wheel hubs.

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One set of 4 original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

One set of 4 original unused Jaguar LWE hubs.

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One unused Jaguar LWE hub.

Estimate price: (e£50-75)

One unused Jaguar LWE hub.

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Original Jaguar LWE drive shaft.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

Original Jaguar LWE drive shaft.

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One pair of original Koni shock absorber for LWE.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

One pair of original Koni shock absorber for LWE.

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Original LWE unused clutch plate with original documentation

Estimate price: (e£150-200)

Original LWE unused clutch plate with original documentation

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Front LWE suspension uprights

Estimate price: (e£100-175)

Front LWE suspension uprights

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LWE Suspension arms and anti-roll bar brackets.

Estimate price: (e£100-175)

LWE Suspension arms and anti-roll bar brackets.

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

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

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

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

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

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

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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.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

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.

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

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

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

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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.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

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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Qvale LWE door mirror and cowling – the original door mirror and cowling used on Qvale LWE at 1963 Sebring 12 hours race.

Estimate price: (e£150-200)

Qvale LWE door mirror and cowling – the original door mirror and cowling used on Qvale LWE at 1963 Sebring 12 hours race.

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2007 Limited Edition Revell 1:32 model of the LWE.

Estimate price: (e£50-75)

Die-cast metal and liveried as for the 1963 Sebring race. Inner box protected by card sleeve. Mint model in mint box.

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“History in the Making”. Lynx ad featuring the LWE.

Estimate price: (e£20-30)

13 x 17 inches overall. Mounted, framed and glazed. Mint.

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FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for LWE.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

Dated 6 February 1999. With tipped-in photos. Fine.

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An interesting and not well-known aspect of the Qvale LWE story. This lot comprises high-grade colour copies of four documents recording the first UK registration of the Qvale LWE as 5113 WK in 1999.

Estimate price: (e£30-40)

They are – Certificate of registration (V379) dated 17 February 1999. MOT Test Certificate dated 6 March 2000. 02/01 Registration Disc dated 16 March 2000. Vehicle registration Document (V5). Plus, the original 01/02 Registration Disc dated 29 January 2001. The car was the first of a batch of four LWE, initially ordered by Briggs Cunningham, but it was separated from the other three and despatched to Kjell Qvale in San Francisco, still wearing its Cunningham livery. The Cunningham cars were duly registered in UK as 5514 WK, 5115 WK and 5116 WK. Had the Qvale car been registered at the same time, it would have been 5113 WK. After the Qvale car was bought at auction in 1998 and returned to UK for Lynx to recommission, John contacted DVLA to see if it would be possible to register the car as 5113 WK and succeeded – no mean feat given the DVLA culture at the time! An intriguing footnote to the Qvale LWE story. Fine.

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A very impressive Javan Smith model of the Cunningham LWE 5114 WK (S850664), in his signature 1:8 scale.

Estimate price: (e£1750-2000)

For comparison, the Peter Lindner Low Drag LWE model alongside is 1:24 scale (see Lot 68). The photograph does not do justice to the “presence” of Javan’s model. It is an imposing piece nearly two feet long and the level of detail is especially evident at this scale. Mounted on a wooden base, it is protected by a Perspex case. 5114 WK was the first of the three “Lightweights” that Briggs Cunningham entered Le Mans in 1963. Javan’s LWE models are among the rarest of his Jaguar creations as he has majored on the C-types and D-types There is a nice story attached to this model. John and Javan were chatting one day in late June 2001 about the Le Mans Legends race. Javan had seen the results and congratulated John on finishing 7th overall in 5114 WK. John explained that the car had performed faultlessly, and although the race itself was only about 45 minutes, the key to finishing was to be kind to the car. It was after all, nearly 40 years since it had last competed at Le Mans and was never designed to return, let alone after such a long time. Javan then offered to build a model of the car as a memento. John was greatly flattered and some weeks later Javan duly presented the model to John. Neat! Fine

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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)

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

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FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for LWE 5114 WK. Undated but 1999. With tipped-in photos. Fine.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for LWE 5114 WK. Undated but 1999. With tipped-in photos. Fine.

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Vehicle Registration Document for E-type 5114 WK. Undated.

Estimate price: (e£40-50)

Registered Keeper was Brian Classic, Warehouse 3, High Leigh Park Estate, High Leigh, Knutsford. Also. Retention of Vehicle Registration Book for 5114 WK. Dated 8 March 1978. VG.

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Original fuel tank support strut for one of the Cunningham LWEs. VG. Rare.

Estimate price: (e£50-75)

Original fuel tank support strut for one of the Cunningham LWEs. VG. Rare.

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Original LWE front brake callipers from the Phil Scragg LWE. VG

Estimate price: (e£150-200)

Original LWE front brake callipers from the Phil Scragg LWE. VG

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Original Dunlop alloy spare wheel with tyre for Phil Scragg LWE.

Estimate price: (e£350-400)

Original Dunlop alloy spare wheel with tyre for Phil Scragg LWE.

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FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for Phil Scrag LWE. Undated but 1999. With tipped in photos. Fine.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form for Phil Scrag LWE. Undated but 1999. With tipped in photos. Fine.

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Header tank as fitted to Jaguar LWE. Marked “Display Only”.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

Header tank as fitted to Jaguar LWE. Marked “Display Only”.

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A set of inlet trumpets created by craftsmen metal workers at Lynx for LWE.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

A set of inlet trumpets created by craftsmen metal workers at Lynx for LWE.

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Original Dunlop alloy wheel for Jaguar LWE.

Estimate price: (e£300-350)

Original Dunlop alloy wheel for Jaguar LWE.

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Original Dunlop alloy wheel for LWE.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

Original Dunlop alloy wheel for LWE.

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A beautifully hand-crafted pair of D-type/XKSS/LWE bonnet straps.

Estimate price: (e£300-350)

Made at Lynx, they are crafted in cow-hide and the metal has a deep chrome-plated finish. Both are in mint condition and very rare, possibly unique.

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Bonnet lock for D-type/XKSS. Hand-made at Lynx. Mint.

Estimate price: (e£75-100)

Bonnet lock for D-type/XKSS. Hand-made at Lynx. Mint.

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Original Dunlop alloy wheel rims and centre plates for Jaguar D-type.

Estimate price: (e£200-250)

Original Dunlop alloy wheel rims and centre plates for Jaguar D-type.

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Original Dunlop wheel centre for Jaguar D-type.

Estimate price: (e£75-100)

Original Dunlop wheel centre for Jaguar D-type.

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Original Dunlop alloy wheel centre and wheel rim.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

Original Dunlop alloy wheel centre and wheel rim.

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Rev counter as fitted to Lynx D-type and XKSS

Estimate price: (e£500-550)

Rev counter as fitted to Lynx D-type and XKSS

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D-type dashboard light – original specification D-type lamp as used on the works cars at Le Mans.

Estimate price: (e£100-150)

D-type dashboard light – original specification D-type lamp as used on the works cars at Le Mans.

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Pair of inlet manifolds for either C- type or D-type.

Estimate price: (£250-300)

Pair of inlet manifolds for either C- type or D-type.