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Barn-find Jaguar makes a fortune for charity

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Lizzie Pope of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 19: A unique Jaguar XK140 was the undoubted star of the show at Bonhams’ Monaco auction – making seven times its upper estimate.The Michelotti-bodied Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé was found in a barn in Belgium when its owner passed away.It was put up for sale at Bonhams’ ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco’ auction with an estimate of €20,000-€50,000 (£18,000-£44,000), and the promise that the proceeds would go to charity.But a fierce bidding war erupted at the auction on Friday and it ended up going for an amazing €356,500 (£313,720).Click through our gallery to see and learn more about this amazing car.

One-off XK140 goes for seven times its asking price

A unique Jaguar XK140 was the undoubted star of the show at Bonhams’ Monaco auction – making seven times its upper estimate.

The Michelotti-bodied Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé was found in a barn in Belgium when its owner passed away.

It was put up for sale at Bonhams’ ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco’ auction with an estimate of €20,000-€50,000 (£18,000-£44,000), and the promise that the proceeds would go to charity.

But a fierce bidding war erupted at the auction on Friday and it ended up going for an amazing €356,500 (£313,720).

Click through our gallery to see and learn more about this amazing car.

© Bonhams
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