JPR Wildcat 1973

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Lot No: 50
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1973 JPR Wildcat 19,957 (Not Warranted) £17,000 - £19,000


In Brief:

  • Great example of Wildcat kit car – reminiscent of S1 E-Type
  • Finished in what appears to be the stunning Carmen Red
  • Showing just 19,957 miles on the odometer
  • Part of a private collection since 2019

On the Surface: This is a 1973 JPR Wildcat, a distinctive kit car based on the Series 1 E-Type Jaguar. This example presents itself in what appears to be Carmen Red with a classic black interior. Owned by The Vendor for the past five years, this eye-catching vehicle has an odometer reading of just 19,957 miles, believed to be accurate though cannot be verified by documentation.

Maintenance & History: Unfortunately there are no maintenance or history records that come with this Wildcat, but the car has been kept as part of a private collection, suggesting careful upkeep by an enthusiast owner.

The Model: Under the bonnet, this Wildcat is equipped with a 2-litre Pinto engine, a popular choice for Wildcats alongside the Rover V8. Its body, crafted from GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic), includes a tub, bonnet and doors. The chassis is a lightweight 120kg box section frame, known for its strength and durability.

The JPR Wildcat was conceived as a tribute to the MK1 E-Type Jaguar but with practical modifications such as a slightly altered rear end to accommodate a broader selection of axles. Wildcats came in various configurations, including the 2-seater roadster, the 2+2, and the Le Mans coupe. Despite their popularity, Wildcats are no longer produced due to a decline in orders, making this model a rare find.

Sale Insight: This particular 1973 JPR Wildcat is being sold to reduce The Vendor’s private collection. As Wildcats are no longer in production, this sale represents a rare chance to own an E-Type on a budget.

Lot No. 50
Auction 25th July 2024
Vehicle Make JPR
Vehicle Model Wildcat
Year of Manufacture 1973
Mileage 19,957 (Not Warranted)
Registration DHJ893B
Date first Registered 08/01/1973
Chassis Number CNBFMS24665
Engine Number MS24665
Estimated Sale Price £17,000 - £19,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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