Lot 435: Tiger Car Special
Bangla Bangers was first aired on The Discovery Channel on the 25th September 2006 and was an instant success. The series featured Leepu, an eccentric car designer from Dhaka who transforms 'rust buckets' into show-stopping supercars without any power tools or modern equipment. Bernie, a straight talking cockney mechanic, flew out to help Leepu create the most individual cars on the face of the planet. The initial series has now spawned The Garage London, with the Chop Shop team producing a series of hand-built, one-off creations for the show due to be screened on the channel in autumn this year.The 'Tiger Car' has had thousands of man hours spent carefully crafting the body out of sheet metal, and perfecting the elegant yet powerful lines of this fantastic and completely unique car. Based on a 1985 Jaguar XJS with a 3.6 litre, straight-six, twin cam' engine, the car has been heavily modified externally as well as under its dramatic exterior. Modifications such as a hand-built exhaust system, bespoke six inch, hub-extending 'spacers', custom-built from aircraft aluminum, high KV platinum plugs, and a special door entry system with an electronic remote switch are among the many that have been fitted to this highly individual Jaguar. Notably, the car has just appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where it was very well received by the public. Coys is proud to be auctioning all twelve creations from The Discovery Channel's series, The Garage London, including a six wheel surf van and a modified London taxi which are currently in the workshops. This fully road legal, one-off creation is in pristine condition and perfect for the collector looking for a truly unique car.
Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend|
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
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