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A Family Affair

    A classic Jaguar, which has been in the same family for 62 years, is going under the Charterhouse gavel in their classic and collector car auction on Wednesday 6th July at the Haynes International Motor Museum.

    “It is amazing to see a car being owned and cherished by one family for such a long time.” Commented Richard Bromell.

    The Jaguar Mk II rolled off the production line in 1960. Finished in Mist grey with a red leather interior it was fitted with the 3.4 litre engine mated to an automatic gearbox.

    Over the past 62 years this Jaguar passed from a grandfather to his grandson and has remained in and around Ilminster all this time.

    With a large history file, including its long expired 1960 Guarantee, it has only travelled an average of 1,400 miles from new. A few years ago she was treated to a bare metal respray but with a recent house move the second owner has taken the difficult decision to let a new family take over custodianship of his beloved Jaguar.

    Elsewhere in the auction there are motors from the 1930’s up to the 2000’s with Mini Coopers to an Austin 7, VW Beetle & a camper van, classics Volvo’s, Land Rovers, Triumph’s, MG’s, Mercedes-Benz and from the USA a Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet and a Chevrolet Camara RS convertible amongst many other cars estimated from £500 to £50,000.

    Viewing for this classic car auction at Haynes is on Tuesday 5th July with the auction on 6th July. All the lots can be seen on where live internet bidding is also available.

    Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via

    One family owned from 1960 – a Jaguar Mk II £17,000-19,000 at Charterhouse