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For Sale: 1957 Austin-Healey 100M
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description
 
Driving around with this nice looking Jaguar MKI results mostly in nice compliments from people, telling that we have a very nice Jaguar MKII. Only the people who have a lot of knowledge about cars directly see that we are not driving around in a Jaguar MKII but in its predecessor, the Jaguar MKI. If we tell people that they made a small mistake and show them the differences between the MKI and MKII, they are positively surprised and most of them agree that the lines of a Jaguar MKI are extremely nice. (some people even think that the MKI is a better looking car then the MKII). The lining of the MKI is in comparison with the Jaguar MKII a bit different. You easily see it if you look at the rear window. The Jaguar MKI was introduced in 1951 and was firstly available with a 2.4 litre 6 cylinder engine which was a short stroke version of the Jaguar XK 120 twin cam six cylinder engine. This engine produced 112 horsepower. In 1957, a big change was announced with the introduction of the 3.4 litre engine which produces 210 horsepower. Together with the introduction of the 3.4 litre engine, there was an optional 3 speed automatic Borg Warner gearbox available as well as some small other options. This specific Jaguar MKI was newly sold at the 28th of May 1959 to mister Duchamp, living at that time in Paris, France. He ordered the Jaguar in Carmen Red with a black interior and as an option, he took disc brakes. When he received the car, it came with a 2.4 litre engine with a manual 4 speed gearbox. During it’s life the 2.4 litre engine has been replaced by a very powerful 3.4 litre engine. A gearbox change has been carried out in 2007 whereby a more modern 4 speed gearbox has been installed. This improvements have resulted in a fantastic driving car. The car is furthermore fitted with 4 disc brakes, an optional rev counter, wired wheels and a cigarette lighter. These were all options at the time that the Jaguar was newly ordered. Looking at the current condition of the car, one can decide to invest some money in the car or to drive it in the condition as it is now. The former owner spend an enormous amount of money in the car. He bought the car from a trader in the Netherlands in 2001. Then in 2006, the gentlemen decided to invest money in the body of the car. Everything was stripped and an amount of 37.000,- euro’s was spend on the car. Unfortunately the primer of the paint did not match with the final paint which occurred some details and therefore it would be nice to give some attention on the car. Anyway, it is a beautiful and very impressive driving Jaguar MKI where a lot of money has been invested in. The Jaguar is currently registered in the Netherlands and comes with 1959 Jaguar Factory correspondence in which the first owner is complaining about the quality of the paint. This is just a nice piece of history. For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The Houtkamp Collection is not able to guarantee the correctness and/or the exhaustiveness of the information contained in this car description and can not accept any obligations from that. Thank you for your cooperation.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 218158
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
56,000 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
Netherlands
 
City, State
Amsterdam
Zip
1190aa
Vehicle Basics

Year
1957

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Blue Light

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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