The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 25, 2019

1965 Jaguar MK2 owned from new by man who escaped from Germany on the eve of WW2 for sale
Purchased from Jaguar's Piccadilly showroom, the 2.4 Auto in metallic ‘British Racing’ green with beige leather and original tool kit has been owned by the vendor since new and has 78,127 miles on the clock.

LONDON.- This 1965 Jaguar MK2 has had just one owner from new and is for sale with H&H Classics on 24 July at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton. It is estimated to sell for £8,000 to £12,000.

The 90 year-old owner traded in an Austin A40 when he was 35 at his mother’s suggestion. As a child he was lucky enough to be on one of the last flights out of Berlin on the eve of World War Two, arriving in England on 1st September 1939, where he has lived ever since. Maybe it is no coincidence that he has had a lifelong love affair with such an iconic British car.

Purchased from Jaguar's Piccadilly showroom, the 2.4 Auto in metallic ‘British Racing’ green with beige leather and original tool kit has been owned by the vendor since new and has 78,127 miles on the clock.

Garaged all its life, ELF 543C displays excellent panel fit and has avoided the ravages of rust suffered by most other unrestored survivors although it would now benefit from some cosmetic tidying. Maintained by the same mechanic for many years, it is understood to drive well and is only now being offered for sale due to the owner's need to stop driving after reaching his 90th year.

The owner was born in Berlin in 1929 and vividly remembers living under the Nazi regime, including seeing torchlit Hitler Youth parades and Goering’s cavalcade driving through the streets. Kristallnacht occurred on his ninth birthday (9 November 1938), on which evening his father was arrested and taken to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. As this was before the war, his father was released after a few weeks, in part as a result of the efforts of his blonde and blue-eyed mother, whom the Nazis could not believe was Jewish.

Escaping Berlin with his parents on the last flight to Amsterdam before the outbreak of WW2, they left for England on the last boat before war was declared, arriving on 1 September 1939.

Other members of his immediate family were not as lucky and did not manage to escape. His uncle Alfred and aunt Edith were murdered at Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1944, and his first cousin Hans was murdered at Mauthausen concentration camp in 1945.

He has lived happily in England since 1939, feeling a lifelong gratitude and indebtedness to the United Kingdom for having saved his life and that of his parents during the darkest of times. “The gratitude and attachment that I and my family have to this country is obviously huge and that applies, perhaps with particular force, to its armed and related services.”

The Jaguar Mk II version of this car made its appearance in 1959, making a good car even better.

Today's News

July 10, 2019

Eliasson recreates Icelandic nature in London's Tate Modern

MFA Boston commissions Katharina Grosse to create work to pair with Jackson Pollock's Mural

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun relic over ownership docs

Christie's to offer the Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announces the first Elaine de Kooning painting to enter a Canadian museum

Exhibition explores one of the most important photo essays Gordon Parks produced for Life magazine

Transformative acquisitions join the collection at Wadsworth Atheneum

'Moon Atlas' announced on 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing

The Beatles original management contract sells for £275,000 at Sotheby's

Exhibition at Casino Luxembourg unlocks the psychological potential of the domestic home

Tepkik: An exploration of an artist's traditions at Brookfield Place

Association for Public Art to relocate multi-ton Nevelson and Epstein sculptures in Philadelphia

North Carolina Museum of Art announces four key hires and a promotion

Mohamed Bourouissa joins Blum & Poe

Sotheby's unveils a collection dedicated to designer Martin Margiela

Marvin Heiferman book celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

Tornabuoni Art London opens an exhibition of works by Omar Galliani

Hollis Taggart appoints Director of Contemporary Art & Director of Exhibitions

Story of writer Woolf's wild affair hits the big screen

Brooklyn Museum awards John Edmonds inaugural UOVO Prize

Shortlist announced for new art book awards

Artist Adam Ball lighting the way to wellness: Royal Papworth Hospital debuts Until the day you feel good

1965 Jaguar MK2 owned from new by man who escaped from Germany on the eve of WW2 for sale

Galerie Emanuel Layr exhibits 'Lost in the pool of shadows. Un rifiuto comprensibile'

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

2.- Krannert Art Museum acquires complete works of conceptual gay photographer Hal Fischer

3.- The Met's Rock & Roll exhibition reaches a milestone 500,000 visitors

4.- A new species of giant penguin has been identified from fossils

5.- Fondation Phi pour l'art contemporain exhibits works by pioneering artist Yoko Ono

6.- Comprehensive exhibition of Elfie Semotan's work on view at C/O Berlin

7.- 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79

8.- Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

9.- Meet the Ercolines, the Woodstock lovebirds whose hug made history

10.- Dallas Museum of Art re-opens European Galleries after total reinstallation

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful