Selling at "No Reserve" at the inaugural Blackhawk Museum Gala and Charity Auction on November 17, 2012.
1952 Jaguar Mark VII Deluxe Saloon
Chassis Number: 733804
This fabulously restored example was gifted to the Blackhawk Museum by Harry S. Exline of San Francisco, California. Mr. Exline purchased the car from the original owner in 1960 and owned the car until he donated it in 2005.
The car was subject to an extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration that was completed in 2001 by XKs Unlimited in San Luis Obispo, California and is documented with a restoration photo album.
This car represents the most stylish, luxury sedan to come out of England after the war, and it would be a few years before either Rolls-Royce or Bentley were on par. This car is the Deluxe model with factory-installed radio, and heater/defroster; the four-speed manual transmission, pull-back sunshine roof, and the 101 mph top speed were all standard.
Possibly the finest Mark VII on the planet!