H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

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#1 H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by V12 Epyte » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:56 pm

H&H Auction 17th October

1966 4.2 Quad Headlamp Car

https://online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-detail ... id%2F89%2F
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#2 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by christopher storey » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:26 pm

I can't quite decide whether this is hideous or not . I think I could live with the headlamps, but the "shark's gills".......

All one can say for it is , it is better than the Frua

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#3 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by Series1 Stu » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:08 pm

Oh dear...
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#4 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by JJC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:18 am

Well, certainly an interesting exercise in customization. As always, a matter of taste. As a long time lover of the beautiful shape and lines of the E, I am afraid I am a believer in 'less is more'. Bravo to the workmanship, and the desire originally to 'push the envelope' in styling, but I believe the E Type needs no help in becoming, shall we say, "more beautiful" ?? Certainly a rare, and collectible piece.

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#5 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by abowie » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 am

Series1 Stu wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:08 pm
Oh dear...
Nah easily fixed after the auction.
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#6 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by Heuer » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:19 am

I believe there were only two such bonnets made to order (the two customers were related) and Abbey Panels sought permission from William Lyons before proceeding. Apparently he approved especially as Jaguar were considering doing something similar to update the car. Here it is at Abbey Panels:
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Raymond Lowey also took a stab at quad headlights as did Bertone with the Pirana. The Jaguar design sketch was thankfully not approved for production!

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#7 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by Simon P » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:16 am

Heuer wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:19 am
I believe there were only two such bonnets made to order (the two customers were related)
According to the auctioneer's site, I see that the original owner of this particular car was the Earl of Cawdor. How splendidly Macbethian. Presumably the other bonnet was therefore made for the Thane of Glamis....

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#8 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by Heuer » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:36 pm

The first quad lamp bonnet was ordered by Lord Elgin, the second by a relative, Earl of Cawdor. I can't find any record of a third bonnet being made but it is entirely feasible Abbey made a prototype and passed it to Jaguar for comment.
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#9 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by Herbie » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:23 pm

It reminds me of a 60’s Maserati quattroporte. I don’t actually mind it :shock:
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#10 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by V12 Epyte » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:05 pm

Update to listing today from from H&H

https://online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-detail ... id%2F89%2F
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#11 Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

Post by V12 Epyte » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:58 pm

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