Lot 305 - 1965 Kouger Jaguar Sports Mk. II
|Odometer reading||83,500 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
Rick Stevens founded Kougar Cars in 1979, although the first (approximately 30) cars were marketed by a company called Storcourt Wells Ltd. He built the prototype in 1976 which incorporated an aluminium body, all the other cars have a fibreglass bodyshell. Rick's inspiration for the Kougar originated in his ownership of a Jaguar S-Type saloon but recognised that it had a scrap value of only £100 to £200. He also realised that a first class sports car could be made by connecting the heavy lumps of the Jaguar together with a simple light weight body and chassis unit. The sports car design was not directly inspired by any particular vehicle but he admitted to having a certain fondness for the Frazer Nash TT replica and the Healey Silverstone.
This Kougar Jaguar Sports Mk. II was purchased by the vendor in July 1999 and has only been used sparingly while in his ownership. It has only covered 8,000 miles since it was built in 1984 by an engineer, Mr Christopher Rees who used the 3.8 litre engine and manual (with overdrive) gearbox from a 1965 Jaguar S-Type. Built to the highest of standards, this car has been fully maintained since being built and was repainted by the previous owner in 1998. More recently, the current owner has had the Spax front shock absorbers replaced and a high pressure fuel pump and Kenlow fan fitted. Finished in the Rover colour 'night watch blue' with blue leather interior, black tonneaw cover, black soft top and side screens, this Kougar is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2014, an original sales brochure, a number of Kougar Club magazines going back to 1997 and a file containing invoices, photographs and wiring diagrams. Please note that the registration document shows that the manufacture of the car is listed as Kougar and not Jaguar. This is a real head turner and a great fun car to drive, ideal for the summer.
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