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2020-02-13 13:44:25 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 3/20
www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/128/

Auction description:
Lot 128
Motorcars from the Estate of Dean S. Edmonds Jr.
1948 Jaguar Mk IV 3½ Liter Drophead Coupe
US$ 90,000 - 120,000
£ 69,000 - 92,000
The Amelia Island Auction
5 Mar 2020, 12:00 EST
Chassis no. 637222
Engine no. SL3254
3,485cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
125bhp at 4,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Jaguar Heritage Certificate on file
*Matching numbers
*Older high quality restoration
*The ultimate all weather Jaguar

The final Jaguar to join Professor Edmonds stable was the oldest and the precursor to the others, being this Mark IV which was acquired a dozen years ago. It was sold to him following an extensive restoration for its former owner, of what had been reported to be a good, sound, complete base car. In the early 2000s, the tally of bills accrued for the rebuild had exceeded $100,000, a considerable sum at lesser labor rates than today. By the spring of '09 the drophead was safely installed in Naples and in use and over the course of the last decade the Jaguar was routinely maintained by Manfred's Automobile Specialties.

As new, according to its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, the car had been built on June 9, 1948 and sent directly to the USA, being retailed through Hoffman of New York to its original purchaser. That same production record lists the original colorway of the black body, red interior and black top that it has been refurbished in, and confirms its stature as a matching chassis, engine and body.

Dean Edmonds appreciated this brand greatly, and loved the looks of this eye-catching example, with its black paintwork accented perfectly by the plethora of chrome. It is replete with all the period details one would expect including tools in the rear trunk lid.

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