Jaguar Land Rover has a huge collection of classic cars. Not just Jaguars and Land Rovers, as it turns out – but it’s culling its collection.
The Indian-owned British automaker has consigned over 100 vintage vehicles to Brightwells, which will auction them all off, with no reserve prices, at the Bicester Heritage center.
The carefully curated collection includes classics from other British marques like Austin, Morris, Rover, and Triumph. Some Citroëns and Fiats, too – but not a Jaguar or Land Rover among them.
Instead the collection includes such rarities as a one-of-a-kind Reliant Scimitar all-wheel-drive prototype, a Vauxhall 2300 HS Chevette, a Metro Turbo, and a pair of Victors. There’s a Rover P6 3500 estate, a 1960 Vauxhall Velox by Martin Walter, and three Ford Zodiac estates by Abbot. It’s not just British cars, either. On hand also will be a pair of low-mileage Citroën CX Familiales, a Polski Fiat 125P , a barn-find Peugeot 203, and a very rare manual 1993 Mercedes-Benz 320CE.
On top of the cars that JLR Classic is selling off, it’s loaning 40 more to StarterMotor, a charity that aims to help young enthusiasts get into classic cars.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been asked by Jaguar Land Rover Classic to auction off of part of its significant Classic Collection. Focussing solely on non-Jaguar Land Rover products, the diversity of the lots on offer is extraordinary,” said Brightwells’ Matthew Parkin.
It’s all going down on March 21 at the national classic car center at Bicester, converted from a former RAF military base near Oxford.