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Bidding for the unusual lot will take place this weekend in the UK. The Sotheby’s auction house is going to fetch from 300 to 350 thousand pounds sterling (approximately 34-40 million rubles at the current exchange rate) for a badly preserved sports car. Such a high cost of the car is due to the fact that it is the only XK140 in the world, the body of which was designed by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti more than 60 years ago.

In the mid-50s of the last century, the Jaguar XK140 replaced the XK120, which was outdated by that time. The presented sample in the 140 SE version received a boosted 210-horsepower engine. Regular “one hundred and forties” were equipped with an engine with a capacity of 190 horsepower.

After two years of operation, the first owner of the sports car was involved in a terrible accident, during which the car was seriously damaged. In this regard, the model was transported to Italy. The restoration of the car was entrusted to Giovanni Michelotti, who developed an Italian body for the British sports car. In addition, the car received a new engine from the Jaguar C-Type racing car.

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In 2018, the coupe was acquired by the Jaguar Classic division. Having failed to restore the XK140, experts decided to sell the one-of-a-kind sports car. Last year they paid 414,000 euros for a unique car. Now, for an exclusive model with a third engine, the auction house is going to fetch from 300,000 to 350,000 pounds sterling (approximately 34 to 40 million rubles at the current exchange rate).

In March last year, a 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 was put up for sale. The unique supercar won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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