Lot 116 - 1968 Kougar Sports
|Odometer reading||36,086 miles|
|Estimate||£37,000 - £44,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- Overdrive on the gearbox
- Recent new clutch and radiator
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.
Registered on 19th April 1968 as a Daimler SP250, this Kougar is now fitted with the ultra-reliable 4235cc six-cylinder XK unit, mated to a manual gearbox with overdrive. Recent work carried out on this Kougar includes removing the body, inspecting, and painting the chassis. A new rack and pinion have been fitted as have a new clutch, radiator, and new carpets. The vendor - a knowledgeable classic car enthusiast has enjoyed owning WPO 464F and is only selling this stylish sports car due to lack of suitable storage space. We are advised she drives well, and the engine appeared to have excellent oil pressure during our inspection. Sitting proudly on wire wheels, this Kougar is offered for sale with a V5C registration document and a tonneau cover in anticipation of any inclement weather.
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