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John Steed's TNA Jaguar for sale
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich: "I seem to remember Linda saying in an interview that she acquired the Europa after filming was over on the series, but that she no longer had it. Must belong to a collector somewhere."

Ha-ha, is this where it ended up?

http://diecastrescue.myfreeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=407&start=0
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sold today for upwards of £70K Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff

Cannot find anything about this on line.

What's your source?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone who was bidding on it Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff

Wow, that sounds intriguing.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....not me, I hasten to add.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff

Well there's one theory gone.

I won't ask who it is, but if they had got it are they the kind of person who would have driven it around wearing a three-piece suit and a bowler hat?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What he gets up to in his personal life is his own affair but it was erstwhile Treasure Hunt winner Andy S. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff

Yes, I thought it might be. He did indicate this to me several times, but after the first time I didn't know if he was serious and I advised winning the lottery before making a bid.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hammer price £62,000, with 12% buyer's premium (plus VAT) I make that a whisker under £71K.

From purely a car point of view that is, imho, a ridiculous price. It will take a lot more money to restore and it is hard to see it ever being worth that amount. I'm assuming the buyer is an Avengers enthusiast and is happy with their purchase for non-economic reasons.

George Best's Jaguar E-Type Coupe in the same sale at £43,000 was an absolute bargain by comparison.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts exactly - it's not in itself a particularly desirable car and the TNA connection adds minimal value IMO so that is a very high price. No way is that a £100K car .
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Geoff and Ian

I think Iím correct in saying that this was the only Broadspeed Jaguar XJ12 that ever ran on the road, as all the other examples were used for racing. Hence itís a one-off and with The New Avengers connection, I expected prices to go up to £50,000, although perhaps £62,000 is a lot for a vehicle that needs extensive restoration.

As an indication, Bonhams auctioned a full racing Jaguar XJ12 in pristine red, white and blue British Leyland racing colours in September 2008 and managed to sell it for £80,700. Some people are willing to invest enormous amounts in classic cars, partly as an investment and partly for the love of it.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16252/lot/336/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the choice, I'd rather have the E-Type.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once met the owner of the yellow XJS that was used in the Toronto episodes of TNA. He had owned it for a while and I'm sure he didn't pay seventy thousand for it nor sell it for anything similarly eye watering. If he had held on to it, I wonder what a fan might pay for it now.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny O wrote:
I once met the owner of the yellow XJS that was used in the Toronto episodes of TNA. He had owned it for a while and I'm sure he didn't pay seventy thousand for it nor sell it for anything similarly eye watering. If he had held on to it, I wonder what a fan might pay for it now.


Johnny

Is there any way of checking if this vehicle is still being used?

Here in the UK you check the DVLC website and see if a vehicle is till taxed for use on the road, or see the date it was last taxed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mariocki wrote:
Given the choice, I'd rather have the E-Type.


Geoff

Never driven an E-Type, but I have driven an XJ12 and once you get over 40 mph there is no sensation of speed, it was one the quietest cars I have ever been in.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
Johnny O wrote:
I once met the owner of the yellow XJS that was used in the Toronto episodes of TNA. He had owned it for a while and I'm sure he didn't pay seventy thousand for it nor sell it for anything similarly eye watering. If he had held on to it, I wonder what a fan might pay for it now.


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Is there any way of checking if this vehicle is still being used?
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Here in the UK you check the DVLC website and see if a vehicle is till taxed for use on the road, or see the date it was last taxed.


I really don't think I can help here I'm afraid. This was someone I chatted to casually in New York about ten years ago, about 30 years after TNA had been filmed in his home town of Toronto and I've no idea at all at what point in that intervening period he'd owned or had possession of the car. He was an extra working in NY at the time we met and I don't even remember his name. Sorry. I do know he'd not been an extra or any kind of actor at the time the TNA was recorded so he hadn't got the car through any connection with the series itself. I assumed what he told me about the car was true as it came up in a very natural and seemingly honest way and all I recall now was that he had long since let the vehicle go.

But if there are any Canadian fans here who know the real license plate number, maybe they can do some research.


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MikeR wrote:
mariocki wrote:
Given the choice, I'd rather have the E-Type.


Geoff

Never driven an E-Type, but I have driven an XJ12 and once you get over 40 mph there is no sensation of speed, it was one the quietest cars I have ever been in.


I've driven the new XJ and that is a stunning car - very quiet unless you want to open the exhaust valves in which case you press a button on the dashboard and get that supercar roar. The E-Type is just a beautiful car - nothing before or since has come close to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know the original cost of Steed's Jaguar back in the 70's?
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Margo

In 1976 the standard Jaguar XJ12 two-door coupe cost £8,801.
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