Section A

Norman Dewis Collection


Two leather racing helmets.

Sold Price: £150.00

The smaller light-coloured one has been worn. The larger, darker one has not. It is the larger of the two and fits me and I take 6 7/8.


Norman Dewis’s one-piece racing overalls from the 1950s.

Sold Price: £840.00

By Herbert Johnson.


Norman’s “pudding basin” helmet from the 1950s.

Sold Price: £840.00

Also by Herbert Johnson.


Les Leston helmet from the 1960s along with a pair of the compulsory string-backed driving gloves from the same era.

Sold Price: £500.00

Also from Les Leston.


Two-piece racing overalls from the 1950s with unusual “page-boy” fastening across the chest.

Sold Price: £450.00

Norman’s favourite “Jaguar Racing” suit that he wore on many occasions in his later years.

Sold Price: £702.00



Jaguar racing boots that Norman wore regularly with the Lot above.

Sold Price: £72.00

A unique hallmarked silver-gilt cigarette case by Mappin and Webb.

Sold Price: £672.00

Presented to Norman by Shell (who supplied the fuel) to celebrate his 172.412 mph run along the Jabbeke straight in October 1953. 5 x 3.5. Fine and in protective padded sleeve.


A print of the bronze plaque celebrating Norman’s land speed record-breaking run at Jabbeke on 20 October 1953.

Sold Price: £10.00



1953 Le Mans programme with Geo Ham artwork on both covers.

Sold Price: £250.00

Norman’s invitation to the celebration dinner. Jaguars were 1st. 2nd and 4th in 1953. Also includes Norman’s invitation to the Celebration dinner on 17 July. Interesting pencil notes on Mark VII settings on back of invitation card in Norman’s hand. Contents include several pages of colour ads in the centre, plus lap chart and time chart. Teams and drivers. Front cover spotted at foot. Porsche sticker top right. Covers rubbed as usual. Porsche sticker top right. RS. Internally fresh and appears unread. VG to Fine.


1954 Le Mans programme.

Sold Price: £200.00

Front cover by Geo Ham shows 1953 C-type winner. Jaguars were 2nd and 4th in 1954. Contents include several pages of colour ads in the centre, plus lap chart and time chart. Teams and drivers. Covers rubbed as usual. Porsche sticker top right. RS. Internally fresh and appears unread. VG to Fine.


1956 Le Mans programme.

Sold Price: £175.00

Front and back cover artwork by Geo Ham. This was Ecurie Ecosse’s first winning year. Jaguars were also 4th and 6th. Contents include several pages of colour ads in the centre, plus lap chart and time chart. Teams and drivers. Covers rubbed as usual. RS. Internally fresh and appears unread. VG to Fine. Good to VG.


1960 Le Mans programme.

Estimate Price: (e£75-100)

The superb over-head photo by Frenchman Yves Debraine on the cover shows the start of the 1959 race with the Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiro-Jaguar, RSF 301, quickly away. RS. Internally fresh and unread.


Print of high-speed testing of D-type.

Sold Price: £60.00

MIRA 1955. Signed by Norman but artist not known. Framed and glazed. Fine.


Four sets of driving goggles and one spare set as used in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Sold Price: £630.00

Rarely offered as a group like this and linked to one driver. Historic.


Jaguar Driver No 4, October 1960.

Sold Price: £42.00

Reports the Queen’s visit to Browns Lane. Historic. Worn.


A superb 1:18 scale C-type mounted on a stone base engraved with the highlights of Norman’s career.

Sold Price: £441.00

A 90th birthday gift. Unique.


An imposing solid bronze sculpture of the short-nose D-type by American craftsman Dave Venell.

Sold Price: £1,670.00

16 inches long and very heavy! A presentation piece for Norman during the 2010 C/D-type Tour in the States.


The very rare Coombs list of modifications for Mark 2 and S-type.

Sold Price: £184.00

5 x 7. Gives details and prices for various levels of performance. Central crease o/w Fine.


Original D-type service handbook from the 1950s.

Sold Price: £1,575.00

Amendment sheet inside front cover. Annotation top right in Norman’s hand “N. Dewis Exp. Vehicle Proving”. Cover sl wear. Internally Fine. Very rare. VG.


Later reprint of D-type service handbook by British Leyland.

Estimate Price: (e£200-250)

Undated but probably 1970s. Annotation top right in Norman’s hand “N. Dewis Exp. Vehicle Proving”. Layout and contents differ from the original. For example, no diagrams. For full coverage of the car both manuals are needed. Fine.


“Dunlop Disc Brake Maintenance Notes for Jaguar ‘D’ type Competition Car”.

Sold Price: £1,100.00

Annotation top right in Norman’s hand “N. Dewis Exp. Vehicle Proving”. Another indecipherable name inscribed at top of page 1. If anything, these booklets are scarcer that the D-type handbooks. This is only the second I have seen in 40 years! RS o/w Fine.


Instruction Book for the 1937 2 ½ Litre SS Jaguar.

Sold Price: £294.00

Covers the SS100 and saloons for 1937/38. Text block sl eased from cover but a quick fix. Lucas wiring diagram loose at back. VG.


Original press pack for the E-type launch in 1961.

Sold Price: £189.00

36 pages. Cover scuffed. Internals are Fine. RS.


Salesman’s Data Book covering 4.2 litre Series 1 E-type, Mark 2, S-type, 420 and 420G.

Sold Price: £245.70

Starts with general information such as prices, colour schemes, extras, etc. then huge amount of detail on each model in separate colour-coded sections. VG.


14 carat rolled-gold half-hunter pocket watch by Waltham.

Sold Price: £150.00

Case sl rubbed o/w Fine.


Never seen this before – the “Power and Glory” image of the pit crews at work on the wining C-type at Le Mans 1953.

Sold Price: £240.00

Every member of the Jaguar team is identified by name above the photo and by function in the panel to the right. An historical piece. VG.


Hand-coloured photo of Norman beside XP/11 after his 1953 Jabbeke run.

Sold Price: £40.00

Front cover of Autocourse Vol 3 No 5. Fine.


Five of Norman’s arm bands mainly from the 1950s.

Sold Price: £378.00

“Pilote”. “Conducteur”. Rare.


Norman’s cup for his run in a D-type at the 1954 Brighton Speed Trial.

Sold Price: £157.50

Engraved in error to “M Dewis”. 7 ins tall. Unique.


Three French newspapers reporting the 1955 Le Mans disaster.

Sold Price: £21.00

Mounted Moto Lita steering wheel presented to Norman on his induction into the British Sports Car Hall of Fame in 2017.

Sold Price: £367.50



Poster for the 2017 “British Sports Car Hall of Fame” induction.

Sold Price: £212.00

23 people were inducted, including Norman. Poster signed by Norman and 8 others. A little scuffed. Good.


Ashtray mounted with Version 2 Jaguar mascot.

Sold Price: £283.50

A Jaguar in-house item. Fine.


AutoArt’s 1:18 scale model of the XJ13.

Sold Price: £393.75

This is the scarcest of their 1:18 scale Jaguar models. There was only one production run and it was not huge. As a result, these quite exceptional models carry a premium on the other AutoArt Jaguar models at this scale. The value of this one is enhanced by Norman’s signature on the box and the rear cover of the car. Rare.


Driver’s handbook for the XK120.

Sold Price: £277.20

Marked “Exp. Dept” – “Experimental Department”, Norman’s Department in Browns Lane. Dated 1/1/52. Slight use o/w VG.


Andrew Whyte’s book “Jaguar – The History of a Great British Car” signed by Sir William Lyons, Bill Haynes and Andrew.

Sold Price: £210.00

A rare trio.


A modern Bell Mag-5 Kevlar Pro Series 2000 helmet.

Sold Price: £702.00

Fully-certified for the US and worn when driving Terry Larson’s D-type.


Sandstorm 4-bottle wine carrier.

Sold Price: £63.00

Heavy-duty canvas and leather. Stylish. For Philip Porter’s XK Club. Minimal use. Fine.


Norman’s own Scalfaro “Geneva” watch, created in 2011 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-type launch in 1961.

Sold Price: £3,150.00

Scalfaro created two designs for the anniversary, both limited to 250 watches – the first was the “E2A Edition”, which contained metal elements from the E2A prototype. The second was the “Geneva Edition”, also called the “Norman Dewis Edition,” which contained metal elements from 9600 HP (chassis no 885005), the launch car. The watches have a Swiss-made mechanical movement in a stainless steel case. The strap is cordovan leather.

The “Norman Dewis Edition” has several other distinguishing features including a line-drawing of 9600 HP and the words “E 1961” in the 3 o’clock position on the face and the firing sequence of the 6-cylinder XK engine as fitted to the Series 1 E-type. Each watch is engraved with Norman’s signature. Above all, Norman’s own watch is uniquely distinguished by having his name “Dewis” engraved in the case instead of the usual issue numbers 10/250, etc.

A unique and highly-collectable watch that is priced at Euros 4950 (£4300) on the Scalfaro website. Has seen wear but is still in Fine condition.


Stand 21 modern flame-proof racing suit.

Sold Price: £300.00

No size.


Sparco modern flame-proof racing suit with gloves and bag.

Estimate Price: (e£300-350)

Size 52.


Simpson racing boots and gloves.

Sold Price: £40.00



Unidentified boots.

Estimate Price: (e£20-30)

Worn but wearable. Or a memento. VG.


One-piece waterproof overalls.

Estimate Price: (e£15-20)

No maker, no size. VG.


A collection of Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival tickets, etc.

Sold Price: £21.00



Nürburgring, April 1956 – Guide book for the 1956 season.

Sold Price: £41.00*

Fascinating details on history of the track. In German. VG.


Reims GP, 4 July 1954 programme.

Sold Price: £71.00

Jaguars were in the first three places. Both covers show Geo Ham artwork. Covers sl rubbed. Internals VG to Fine.


Regulations for Spa Grand Prix at Francorchamps, 14 May 1961.

Sold Price: £25.00

Jaguar 2nd. RS o/w Fine.


Regulations for Tulip Rally – 27 April – 2 May 1959.

Estimate Price: (e£20-30)

Includes two loose notes from FIA on changes to regs. Covers rubbed. RS. o/w VG.