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Unique barn-find Michelotti XK140 going under the hammer

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Lizzie Pope of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 21: The treasures of one Belgian enthusiast’s collection have been revealed – and this one-of-a-kind Jaguar XK140 is the undoubted star of the show.“When we first saw it, we didn’t know what it was!” Bonhams specialist Gregory Tuytens told C&SC. But it was soon revealed to be a very rare car indeed.This is a unique, Michelotti-bodied Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé. “It is believed that there are three Michelotti XK140s, but this is the only one with this coachwork,” Tuytens said. Not only that, but it has a C-type engine.It certainly stood out when he went to view a deceased gentleman’s collection, which will be auctioned for charity on 11 May at Bonhams’ Monaco sale.“The building was being donated to the Animal Rescue Centre in Ghent along with its contents,” explained Tuytens. “There were 10 or 13 cars – most weren’t worth much, and then there was this!”Click through our gallery to see and learn more about this amazing car.

One-off Jaguar being auctioned for charity

The treasures of one Belgian enthusiast’s collection have been revealed – and this one-of-a-kind Jaguar XK140 is the undoubted star of the show.

“When we first saw it, we didn’t know what it was!” Bonhams specialist Gregory Tuytens told C&SC. But it was soon revealed to be a very rare car indeed. This is a unique, Michelotti-bodied Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé.

“It is believed that there are three Michelotti XK140s, but this is the only one with this coachwork,” Tuytens said. Not only that, but it has a C-type engine.

It certainly stood out when he went to view a deceased gentleman’s collection, which will be auctioned for charity on 11 May at Bonhams’ Monaco sale.

“The building was being donated to the Animal Rescue Centre in Ghent along with its contents,” explained Tuytens. “There were 10 or 13 cars – most weren’t worth much, and then there was this!”

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

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