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United Kingdom5114WK

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2003-11-09 10:31:41 | Steven D. writes:

Car is one of the 12 factory lightweight E-Types made. Car is one of four that were reunited in one location in 2000 at Lynx Motors International. The car is listed as being the Briggs Cunningham car.

2005-03-04 22:37:42 | pauls writes:

This car is mentioned in "The Jaguar E-type a collectors guide" by Paul Skilleter on page 75.
All of the factory competition cars have a "S" prefix this car's number is actually S850664. The car was delivered to Cunningham in June of '63.

2005-12-23 11:00:43 | pauls writes:

The car was on display at Goodwood by Lynx motors in '99.
www.lynxmotors.co.uk/historic.htm

VIN is S850664

2009-01-09 00:36:17 | godfrey miller writes:

I purchased this car from Jerry Oglesby..from a storage facility in Port Townsend WA

2009-10-01 11:37:55 | pauls writes:

A short description of the car can be found here:
automotive.speedtv.com/article/vintage-jaguar-lightweights-score-in-vintage-raci ...

2010-09-08 18:53:44 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.eaglegb.com

2010-09-09 02:37:15 | terry mcgrath writes:

The car being offered at about 1/10 the price of a genuine LWT E type is not a LWT E type but a modified car with a registration number pinched off somthing else that just happens to be awfully close and similiar to 5114WK

1962 Series 1 3.8 Lightweight 5104 WK £235,000

2010-12-30 13:41:20 | MQ writes:

Your attention please: Many of the pics attached above are not the original car - some (mostly taken in the museum) show the original, the outdoors pics show a copy.

2010-12-30 13:49:13 | MQ writes:

Delivered June '63 to Cunningham; '63 Le Mans (Hansgen/Pabst DNF, bonnet canabilised for repair of 5115 WK); was at Cunningham Museum; reputed by Blackhawk to have spent most of its life in Hiashi Collection (Japan); now displayed at Blackhawk

2014-06-15 18:25:10 | Art Tidesco writes:

Why are there photo's of the imposter 5104WK on this page ?

2016-02-06 12:38:18 | Peter Graham writes:

Car still exhibited at Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Blackhawk, San Ramon, California (2 Jan 2016)

2017-05-12 04:13:24 | pauls writes:

Car to be at Bonhams auction 8/17
www.bonhams.com/video/23853/

Current auction information, no doubt more will follow:
Ex-Team Cunningham
24 Hours of Le Mans and Bridgehampton 500 entry
1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
Refer to department for estimate
Quail Lodge Auction
Ex Cunningham 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
To be sold August 18, 2017
bonhams.com/quail
Chassis no. S850664
Engine no. RA 1349-9S

Bonhams is excited to announce a very special leading consignment for a very special anniversary.

This August will be Bonhams' 20th year hosting a collector car auction during the Monterey Peninsula Car Week, and this year's sale promises no shortage of the finest, world-class automobiles.

Consigned to Bonhams' renowned Quail Lodge Auction is the former Team Cunningham 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition Coupe, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Bridgehampton 500 entry.

As the factory effort that year for Jaguar, the Briggs Cunningham team flew the works banner at Le Mans in 1963 where this car - chassis number S850664 - made its appearance as Number 14. Later, Team Cunningham would race it at the Road America 500 and then again at the Bridgehampton 500 where it finished fourth overall. Once retired, the pedigreed racecar was displayed at the Cunningham Museum and, after Mr. Cunningham sold his private collection, was later owned by noted collectors Lord Bamford, Paul Vestey and Campbell McLaren.

Known as the "GTO killers," these lightweight competition Jaguar E-Types were faster on most tracks than the fabled Ferrari 250 GTO. As some of the most successful and iconic sports-racing cars ever produced, they are among Britain's most celebrated cars and rarely, if ever, come up for sale. Bonhams has famously auctioned boththe world-record Jaguar Lightweight E-Type and Ferrari 250 GTO and can attest to the significance of this machine.

"There are rare, interesting cars, and there are cars that have belonged to rare, interesting people," says author Richard Holt. "The Briggs Cunningham Lightweight E-Type scores so heavily on both counts that it is difficult to decide which is more of a star. You could make a good argument either way: the ultra-rare racing thoroughbred versus the all-American hero and entrepreneur. But the truth is that thinking about one without the other makes no sense because the Lightweight E-Type would probably never have existed if it hadn't been for Briggs Swift Cunningham II."

Featured in many books - indeed, claiming its own chapters - and even made into toy cars, the Team Cunningham #14 Jaguar E-Type is legendary. Genuine, highly original, well documented and eligible for most of the world's great races, rallies and concours events, it is a car of immense distinction. To see a video of this car in action, click here.

The Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction will take place, as always, on Friday, August 18th at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California. Hosted in conjunction with The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, and preceding the weekend Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Bonhams' annual auction is a fixture on the global classic car calendar.

2017-08-22 14:31:38 | Capt RD writes:

Reported SOLD for $8,000,000 at Bonhams 8/18/2017
From Hemmings Motor news:

a 1963 Jaguar E-type Lightweight, once raced by Briggs Cunningham and team, which sold for $8.0 million in a post-block transaction, establishing a new auction record for the model;

2022-02-07 12:34:42 | Brendan writes:

S850664 / 5114 WK was owned and raced by Michael Fisher in the UK in the early 1970s.

2022-07-24 14:47:46 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 8/22

www.bonhams.com/auction/27509/lot/60/1963-jaguar-e-type-lightweight-competition- ...

Lot 60

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition

The Quail Auction

19 August 2022, 11:00 PDT

Carmel, Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Chassis no. S850664

Engine no. RA 1349-9S

3,781cc DOHC All-Alloy Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Lucas Fuel Injection

293 BHP at 5,750 RPM

5-Speed Manual ZF Transmission

4-Wheel Independent Suspension

4-Wheel Disc Brakes – Inboard Rear

*Ex Team Cunningham Lightweight raced by his team at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans

*Driven by legendary champion drivers Walt Hansgen and Augie Pabst

*11th overall and 3rd in class at the 1963 Road America 500 and 4th overall at the 1963 Bridgehampton 500

*Overwhelmingly original example documented with expert histories, owners' correspondence, period photographs, and numerous passages from specialist literature

*Important and well-known example of a rare Jaguar sports-racer

Officially dispatched from the factory on June 7, 1963, chassis no. S850664 was the 7th Lightweight built, and the second of the three cars sold to Briggs Cunningham. It was registered with Coventry tags reading "5114 WK," which continue to adorn the rear license plate today.

As Brown's Lane was still working through issues with a longer-legged ZF 5-speed gearbox, the Lightweight was equipped with a Jaguar 4-speed gearbox when delivered to Cunningham for use at Le Mans. It was piloted there by the legendary champion drivers Walt Hansgen and Augie Pabst, and officially entered as #14. The other Cunningham cars, S850665 (#16) and S850659 (#15), were respectively driven by Roy Salvadori and Paul Richards; and Bob Grossman and Cunningham, himself.

Unfortunately, the 4-speed gearbox failed to hold up for more than an hour, forcing S850664's early retirement after qualifying at 14th on the starting grid. Salvadori was involved in a fiery crash in the 6th hour from which he barely emerged intact, but Grossman and Cunningham remained in 7th place by Sunday morning. Then a brake failure forced Grossman into a hay bale and the front end sustained minor damage. After the car limped back to the pits, the crew was able to cut off part of S850664's hood and graft it onto S850659, and Grossman dashed back into the race, managing to finish 9th out of the 12 surviving cars (from a starting field of 55 entries!).

After Le Mans, S850664 was returned to the factory to replace the hood and install the desirable 5-speed ZF gearbox. In this configuration, the Lightweight was delivered to the United States and driven to an 11th-place finish for Cunningham by Hansgen and Richards at the Road America 500 in September 1963. A 4th-place finish by Richards at Bridgehampton followed a week later, and after this brief competition career the unique coupe was retired to Cunningham's well-known museum in Costa Mesa, California.

Though it is uncertain exactly how long Briggs kept the E-Type, by the early 1970s the car had come into the possession of a Jaguar enthusiast named Robert Lane, who was a longtime gunsmith on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood as an employee of Stembridge's, one of the movie industry's principal armorers. Lane was simultaneously the owner of one of the first C-Types to reach America, chassis no. XKC-007.

In 1973, Lane sold the Lightweight to respected collector Sir Anthony Bamford of Great Britain. His ownership commenced a long chain of respected English caretakers that included noted collector Paul Vestey, and Adrian Hamilton, son of the 1953 Le Mans winner and C-Type stalwart Duncan Hamilton. This period featured a fair amount of vintage racing, as well as a minor accident at Silverstone during Mike Fisher's ownership circa 1975 (which in later inspections was deemed to have required only minimal repairs, per notes in the car's file).

In the late 1980s, the Lightweight was significantly restored by Richard Freshman of California, and he took the opportunity to remove the original alloy motor and replace it with a faithful iron-block copy, in order to preserve the historically important factory motor (which was nevertheless kept with the car). S850664 was then acquired by the respected Campbell McLaren (in his second stint of ownership), and in the early 1990s he began entrusting all mechanical maintenance and race support to the Jaguar competition specialists at Lynx Engineering. Lynx oversaw the E-Type's mechanical care and race support for the following decade (which included reinstalling the original alloy engine), and entered the car at the 1994 Coys Festival GT race, where it beat all other Jaguars. This entry shortly followed S850664's appearance in the June 1994 issue of Classic & Sportscar magazine.

In 1995, the Lightweight was acquired by David Vine, and he presented the car at the pre-Le Mans cavalcade in June 1995, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Lynx was entrusted to sympathetically prepare the Jaguar for touring applications, which included reinforcing certain chassis sections in factory-originated techniques, rebuilding the gearbox with a new bell housing, and removing the large long-distance Le Mans fuel tank so that Vine could use the trunk for stowage (the tank has since been re-installed). Passing to dealer Andre Bloom of London in 1998, the E-Type continued to be presented at events, including the 1999 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 2001 Louis Vuitton Classic, the 2001 Le Mans Legends, and the 2001 and 2002 Goodwood Revivals (where it was co-piloted by the former Le Mans and Can-Am winning driver Jackie Oliver).

Around 2003, the rare E-Type was consigned to Don Williams' Blackhawk Collection and displayed at his famed Danville, California, showroom. Not long after it was purchased by a Hong Kong-based Jaguar collector who already owned one of the other E-Type Lightweights, and it remained in his fine collection for many years. Widely photographed as one of the famed 1963 Cunningham team cars, this spectacular E-Type Lightweight has been researched and documented by some of the world's most prominent marque historians. Among other titles, it is depicted as the cover car of Dominique Pascal's 1990 book British Cars at Le Mans.

S850664 desirably retains its factory-issued aluminum coachwork and matching-numbers alloy engine, a rarity given that most E-Type Lightweights have now been fitted with a replacement motor. It is accompanied by a deep file of documentation that includes correspondence and invoices from Lynx, vehicle histories written by several authors, magazine articles, and an original developmental test report to Cunningham team manager Alfred Momo and the Jaguar factory written by test driver Bill Kimberly (nephew of the better-known driver James "Gentleman Jim" Kimberly). Purchased by the consignor - a prominent collector of some of the world's most important sports and racing cars - at Bonhams' 2017 Quail Lodge Auction, the Lightweight has since been stored away in a climate controlled environment, while noted Jaguar specialist Pearsons Engineering Ltd has performed a fuel system service.

Boasting impressive competition history as an official team car of the legendary Briggs Cunningham, and having been piloted by champion drivers Augie Pabst and Walt Hansgen, this important and highly original E-Type Lightweight is among the most important examples of the rare competition model. It has been fastidiously maintained to highlight its 1963 Le Mans appearance, and is ready for immediate use at premium vintage racing events and concours d'elegance worldwide. Such a well-documented and historically significant sports-racer would crown most any collection, warranting the serious attention of Jaguar enthusiasts far and wide.

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