Auction Watch : The Le Mans Eventer
It’s not often we see a Lynx Eventer – the sublime shooting brake conversion of the Jaguar XJ-S – in the wild, especially on the auction circuit. So when we caught this car, which is coming up for sale at Artcurial’s Le Mans Classic sale in July, on the auction house’s lot list, we couldn’t let it go without comment. From the late-’70s, Lynx had been in the business of turning the XJ-S into something more desirable with its well-executed Spider converstion, which was followed up for the Eventer.
The that Artcurial’s selling was was delivered new to the Belgian writer Rolland Busselun and transformed by Lynx in 1995 (a comprehensive file documenting the work will be passed on with the car): a visually improved tailgate with invisible hinges, rear seat space extended by 8cm, and more detailed finishing. The interior boasts a wealth of wood trim specific to this car, and it has striking black buffalo leather upholstery with red piping. The bodywork was completely restored in 2006.
The estimate is €50,000-70,000 and details are on the Artcurial website.