Lynx Engineering only built 67+1 Eventer V12s between 1982 and 2002, and registration number CYJ621Y is serial number 002, the first car sold to the public. Silverstone Auctions now expects to sell it for under $50,000 at The Autumn Sale.
The lads at Lynx liked the Jaguar XJS 5.3 HE V12 a lot, but also though adding 46 cubic feet of cargo space (with the seats folded down) to the package would make it better. Apparently, Jaguar boss and noted industrialist Sir John Egan din't care for it much at the time, but still granted Lynx the license to build the car with Jag's blessing.
In August 1982 at Brown's Lane during the Jaguar factory open days, the press loved the finished product, which had a stiffer rear suspension, lost some weight and gained a new cylinder head to make it the fastest XJS V12 yet.
CYJ621Y, the car for sale now previously wearing the 1 HOP tag is the first production Eventer and the one they used for all the Lynx brochures and catalogs.
It's a non-runner that has been in storage for 15 years after covering 116,840 miles. It is rusty under the skin, and I guess with the V12 up front, that's pretty much a Project Car Hell, but as far as wagons go, it's still one of the most luxurious ones out there. Exclusivity is also guaranteed.
For more info, head over to Silverstone Auctions.