Rare kit cat a real Kougar

Riley Riley

Classic car auctions are a never ending source of wonderment.

There’s the big ticket items that go for hundreds of thousands of dollars and the interesting little titbits that sometimes pass unnoticed.

Shannons is auctioning four classic Jags at its next auction in Sydney on August 13, with a six cylinder E-type expected to nudge triple figures.

But it’s the rare 1986 Kougar Sports Roadster that caught our eye.

One of only a handful in Australia out of a total production of 250, the Kougar with its tubular frame was originally produced in England as either a high-quality kit, or as a complete turn-key car to suit Jaguar components, with bodies initially made from aluminium, then fibreglass.

The Kougar being auctioned was built around a 4.2-litre Jaguar engine running twin SU carburettors and is fitted with 15 x 8 chrome wire wheels and full weather equipment.

It has spent time in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and NSW over the past 30 years.

The Kougar still presents well throughout with its odometer showing 7822 miles at the time of cataloguing and starts and runs very well according to Shannons, proving a hugely entertaining car to drive.  

The car comes with an extensive history and receipt file and is expected to bring $45,000-$55,000 when it goes under the hammer in Syndey.


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