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John Steed's TNA Jaguar for sale
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original Jaguar XJ12-C Broadspeed that appeared in the cult 1970s TV series, The New Avengers, sold at auction Thursday, October 15, for 62,000 some 50,000 over initial estimates.

http://justbritish.com/avengers-jaguar-fetches-62000-at-auction/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any news regarding the current whereabouts of this vehicle?

It was still a topic of conversation at the Treasure Hunt event, with one attendee having dropped out of the bidding at 25,000.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
Does anyone have any news regarding the current whereabouts of this vehicle?

It was still a topic of conversation at the Treasure Hunt event, with one attendee having dropped out of the bidding at 25,000.


Sadly, there isn't much information available. I, for one, do hope the new owner treats this beautiful car with more respect and restores it. It'd be a shame otherwise.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The company Cheshire Classic Cars is doing the restoration on John Steed's TNS Januar XJ 12.

There are several photos on their website about the rebuilding of the car.





http://www.cheshireclassiccars.co.uk/restoration-projects/the-new-avengers-jaguar-xj12
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see the restoration. I have to admit I hadn't realised that it was only a Broadspeed body kit and that the car was mechanically standard. I had completely overlooked that it was an automatic! That makes the auction price paid even more inexplicable.

Unfortunately according to the thread on Pistonheads, Cheshire Classic Cars went into administration last Friday and the staff have all been given notice. Sad
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1537835&r=37278095

Another chapter in this car's chequered history.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this car, even though I'm usually not that fond of seventies auto mobiles.
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