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BDF!

92 posts

71 months

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Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Dinky Toy never sold any Eventer. You have to look at Provence Moulage to find a nice one in kit (if you can find one as PM doesn't exist any more).

Lowdrag, you have to remember how poor is the XJS image, and it still is today even if it's better these days (but there is still a long way to go before it'll be a loved car!). You also have to remenber that in 20 years Lynx only found 67 persons ready to buy an Eventer!
Only few years ago (I bought mine in 2006) you could bought Eventers for few thousands £ and some were in pretty nice condition. In 2006 you had a nice running Eventer for 10.000 £, sometimes for less. And at 15.000 you had a perfect one... thanks to the previous owners who had spent more than that to restore it.
As you I think they are valuable cars, much nicer than the standard XJS in my eyes, very practical, useable... and sometime reliable. But it still is a conoisseur choice. That's happy for the one who likes to buy one, it's less happy for the one who likes to sell.
The best examples sold in the 5 last years have been sold for much more than 25.000 £, and some owners have spent much more to restore theirs. Just be patient...

lowdrag

6,776 posts

97 months

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Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Yes, I bought my BSA Gold Star racer and sold it for £40, but that was more than a few years back. I bought my two Lynx D-types for what today would be considered a derisory sum, and there are two on the market today at £200,000 each. I missed buying a Lynx XKSS for £40,000 in the 90's and the same car sold recently for £235,000, but what we have to talk about is today's market, not what people want to consider is their estimate of the value of a car. If Mike Abbas is selling average cars dearer, then that sets a benchmark as to values, and to have the chance of buying a rare car, very usable and highly practicable, at a cheaper price with the amount of money put into it that this one has then despite it being a selective market the car, in my opinion this one is worth it, as evidenced by the Mike Abbas sales. The market for Lynx cars is becoming established, and if these people don't consider it worth the money then they can walk away. No one forces them to buy. But their time is coming, I feel, and this car to me is not expensive.

lowdrag

6,776 posts

97 months

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Thursday 6th October 2011 quote quote all
The Eventer above was sold today at the asking price, and congratulations to Stephane on his acquisition, but he was lucky - someone turned up one hour later with cheque book in hand. These cars do not hang about for a long time any more it seems. When I bought my two D-types, they had been hanging around a while, but today are, if the price is right, snapped up as is any Lynx car it seems.

Edited by lowdrag on Thursday 6th October 15:26

Carsie

656 posts

88 months

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Monday 31st October 2011 quote quote all
Came across this whilst browsing, it's Swiss registered apparently which might explain how it got lost in the "Eventer" translation, nonetheless still an interesting car though lacking in the fluidity of the original.

Anyone know the story?




a8hex

3,634 posts

107 months

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Monday 31st October 2011 quote quote all
sorry that colour scheme is just gross, even worse than the rear end.
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BDF!

92 posts

71 months

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Monday 31st October 2011 quote quote all
Carsie said:
Came across this whilst browsing, it's Swiss registered apparently which might explain how it got lost in the "Eventer" translation, nonetheless still an interesting car though lacking in the fluidity of the original.
Anyone know the story?
I do!

The coachbuilder, and still owner of this one, is Andreas Burlet. He needed a family car and at that time he didn't knew about the Eventer. He built the car from a 1983 donor XJS without any sketches or plan. The higher roof line + opening rear windows makes it a better family car than the Eventer. All rear windows were specially made. The colour should have been a tribute to XJR12/XJR14 but Andreas had no color references, only some pictures in magazines he tried to match but he failed (and decided it was good enough for him).

More pictures here:
http://www.lynxeventer.com/products/burlet/

And some amazing restorations on his website:
http://www.carrosserie-burlet.ch/restaurationen.ht...


Edited by BDF! on Tuesday 1st November 00:00


Edited by BDF! on Tuesday 1st November 00:02

lowdrag

6,776 posts

97 months

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Friday 4th November 2011 quote quote all
Morges 2009. Parked next to mine:-



Jaguar Mike

3 posts

33 months

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Friday 25th November 2011 quote quote all
So, the Lynx Eventer is liked or not liked by many. I've always liked the face-lift ones in particular, and according to Pascal's web-site www.lynxeventer.com, there were only 15 converted face-lift so my chances of owning one are even slimmer!

So, what does one do? In my case, take a sketch I did as a Jaguar apprentice in 1982, plan for 28 years, buy a car and convert it myself (with a little help) into what Jaguar could have done....





More scarce than the lesser seen Eventer too!

I'm aware of a pre-facelift Citroen Zantia conversion into a hatch too (has been in Jaguar Enthusiast and eBay). I also know of two others a company did in the mid-80's that have been moth-balled, maybe one day news will appear on these (if I get the owner's permission!).


BDF!

92 posts

71 months

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Saturday 26th November 2011 quote quote all
Hi Mike!

pacman1

7,235 posts

77 months

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Saturday 26th November 2011 quote quote all
Jaguar Mike said:
So, what does one do? In my case, take a sketch I did as a Jaguar apprentice in 1982, plan for 28 years, buy a car and convert it myself (with a little help) into what Jaguar could have done....





More scarce than the lesser seen Eventer too!
Welcome to PH! Wow, I like that.
Any pics of the build you'd like to share? smile
(perhaps a separate thread, maybe)

XKRacer

491 posts

91 months

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Saturday 26th November 2011 quote quote all
I must admit I thought about doing a similar thing to that to my Monaco many years ago, just didn't do it, looking at those pics wish I did, that looks superb, I would sooner have a hatch back version to an eventer any day of the week


Well done

lowdrag

6,776 posts

97 months

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Saturday 26th November 2011 quote quote all
+1 - and photos of your car have turned up on a french site too!

lowdrag

6,776 posts

97 months

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Tuesday 29th November 2011 quote quote all
Shamelessly lifted from a french site, here is the Jaguar Xantia!


andyps

5,995 posts

166 months

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Tuesday 29th November 2011 quote quote all
lowdrag said:
Shamelessly lifted from a french site, here is the Jaguar Xantia!

A shame it adopted the Xantia lights, it would have looked better with the Jaguar ones in my opinion, but I have massive respect for anyone able to carry out such conversions so not really a criticism.

MX7

7,897 posts

58 months

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Wednesday 30th November 2011 quote quote all
Jaguar Mike said:


That's brilliant. Did you base the hatch around something from anoter car, or is it all original?

Jaguar Mike

3 posts

33 months

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Sunday 4th December 2011 quote quote all
Hi,

it's to my own design and fabricated from the XJS boot and an MGB tail-gate (to get the screen frame) by a local fabricator, James Sidwell who normally restores XK120 etc bodies.

I did write an article for the JEC magazine which I think appeared in March 2011. I will have to learn how to up-load and have my own site maybe!

The Zantia booted XJS was on eBay recently.

Regards,

Mike

tonys

717 posts

107 months

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Sunday 4th December 2011 quote quote all
Jaguar Mike

That's a superb job, I'm sure that would have sold well had it been put into production originally.

Carsie

656 posts

88 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all
MX7 said:
Jaguar Mike said:


That's brilliant. Did you base the hatch around something from anoter car, or is it all original?
+1 clap Absolutely lovely

J4CKO

10,997 posts

84 months

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Friday 9th December 2011 quote quote all
Jaguar Mike said:
So, the Lynx Eventer is liked or not liked by many. I've always liked the face-lift ones in particular, and according to Pascal's web-site www.lynxeventer.com, there were only 15 converted face-lift so my chances of owning one are even slimmer!

So, what does one do? In my case, take a sketch I did as a Jaguar apprentice in 1982, plan for 28 years, buy a car and convert it myself (with a little help) into what Jaguar could have done....





More scarce than the lesser seen Eventer too!

I'm aware of a pre-facelift Citroen Zantia conversion into a hatch too (has been in Jaguar Enthusiast and eBay). I also know of two others a company did in the mid-80's that have been moth-balled, maybe one day news will appear on these (if I get the owner's permission!).
Happened on this thread, a mate said he had a couple of Eventers come through his work, saw yours, looks great, most people wouldnt twig that it didnt come from the factory like that.

BDF!

92 posts

71 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
LYNX EVENTER 30th ANNIVERSARY 1982-2012

The first Eventer, the XJS shooting brake conversion by Lynx, was unveiled in August 1982 at Brown’s Lane during the Jaguar factory open days. Sir John Egan looked at it with disregard while the press unanimously emphasized the design and the quality of the Lynx conversion.

From 1982 to 2002, Lynx converted 67 XJS into Eventers plus 1 prototype which is still in existence. 2 of these Eventers were sold in Germany under another brand, they are known as Royal-Motors Las Vegas. Another one, or maybe 2, were sold in Germany by Arden under their own brand and renamed AJ3 Station car. Copies were made in the early 90’s infringing Lynx copyrights, in France by Les Ateliers Réunis which is supposed to have produced between 5 and 11 depending on the source, and in Belgium where Gerard Dulait made 1. Most of these Eventers or Eventers copies are supposed to be still in existence.

If you own one of these cars you’re welcomed to join us to celebrate the Eventer 30th Anniversary with Guy Black and Chris Keith-Lucas, founders of Lynx and fathers of the Eventer. Many are already confirmed, coming from Belgium, France, Germany and UK.

This meeting will be held in East Sussex on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th October 2012. Access will be restricted to owners, accompanying persons and guests as we may not have facilities to welcome a large public. A short program will allow one day participants on Saturday.

If you are interested and want further informations, detailed program or registration form please e-mail pascal(at)LynxEventer(dot)com

For general infos about Eventers have a look at www.LynxEventer.com

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