Few marques dominated racing like Jaguar in the 1950s, winning Le Man in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, & 1957. Racing in the 1950s sold cars. It didn’t take long for that which the all-conquering Jaguar had learned on the track to find its way into their road cars.
This lovely right hand drive car is presented in its original colour of Old English White with red interior, on its original number plate and showing only 67,000 miles. The car’s originality is supported by a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, certified copy of the Devon Archives, and inspected by the London XK specialist from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club. This example also retains its original engine, chassis and gearbox with working overdrive in original livery.
Mr Sanderson of Torquay first bought 692BTT new in March 1959. From there it appears that she was owned by Wing Commander Graham Rogers MBE DFC, a pilot in the RAF’s 92nd squadron. From there she was exported in 1983 to Turin, Italy, where she was awarded the numbered status of Historic Classic Car (HCC), confirming originality, and she carries the club badges on her front badge bar today. The separate numbered metal numbered HCC badge is sold with the car. The rear seats were removed at some point in Italy – it’s unclear as to why – however replacement frames, imported from Bassett’s in the US are sold with the car and it would be a simple matter to reinstate the rear seats if the new owner wished to do so.
Imported back into the UK in February of this year, she was immediately passed to Steve Coleman’s Jag West London Workshop for a full overhaul. This included a full service, new camshaft covers, rebuilt carburettors, new shock absorbers, new discs all around, rebuilt suspension with new bushes throughout and extensive re-chroming. The cost of these works totalled £10,450 and bills are on file to support this. The MOT was passed in April 2016 and less than 200 miles have been covered since all of the works were carried out. This wonderful classic British sports car is sold with its original service manual, original Jaguar sales flyer and the original AutoExpress XK150 SE test write up.