Jaguar Land Rover bought the majority of the cars from classic car collector Dr James Hull. His collection features 543 cars, ranging from the 1930s all the way up to the modern day. The collection has been estimated to be worth £100 million and Jaguar bought it from Hull in 2014. The cars that are being sold include a number of one-offs and special editions, including an Austin Allegro Vanden Plas, Chevette 2300 HS and a Borgward Isabella Coupe.
In addition to the Hull cars, Jaguar Land Rover is also loaning forty classics to UK charity Starter Motor. The charity was launched to address a skills gap for classic car mechanics and encourage a new generation of apprentices. The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs identified that 42 is the average age of the 34,900 people who work in the vehicle renovation industry. The motors that Jaguar Land Rover are offering will help apprentices learn about maintenance and restoration. The company is also granting apprentices at the Solihull plant a chance to work on classic vehicles.
Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic director, spoke about the Brightwells auction. “We are expanding the range of services we offer to our clients, and the space created by the sale of reserve fleet vehicles to allow us to focus on exciting initiatives. These include Reborn versions of the Range Rover and Jaguar E-Type, Works Legends cars for sale, and the classic collection, which are iconic vehicles cared for by a team of specialists at the new Classic Works facility in the UK.”
He went into further detail by saying “the program of activity also allows Jaguar Land Rover to inspire and train a new generation of classic car enthusiasts, and I am particularly pleased to be supporting the Starter Motor charity through the loan of 40 historic vehicles, including heritage models from Jaguar and Land Rover.”
For more information you can check out the Brightwells website for a full list of cars.