1961 Jaguar Kougar

Roadster
Chassis Num: BGP213607
In the mid-1970s, Englishman Rick Stevens decided to build his own sports car using the power train and chassis parts salvaged from his 1960s Jaguar S-Type sedan. Stevens created a tube frame chassis and fitted many of the components from the S-Type. The result of his work was called the Kougar.

The design inspiration for the Kougar came from the 1950 Healey Silverstone and the pre-war Frazer Nash TT Replica. Another vehicle which leant its design inspiration was the Jaguar-powered HWM racer of the mid-1950s.

An aluminum-bodied Kougar prototype was built in 1976 and then fabricated fiberglass molds to being production. With a plethora of Jaguar donor sedans sitting in garages and scrap yards, Stevens was able to build approximately 315 examples. Most of the Kougars were finished cars but also some were kits.

The company, located in Rye, East Sussex, England, is still in business. Spare parts are still available and an active Kougar Owners Club in England offers support.

This example, finished in red, has spent the last 3 decades in a climate-controlled environment. The car was built using a 1961 Jaguar sedan as a source for parts. It is powered by a dual-carburetor six-cylinder Jaguar engine offering 220 horsepower. It has a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes.

The car has spent much of its life between Southern California and Mexico and has never been driven in wet or humid weather. It has been treated to a restoration several years ago which included a mechanical refurbishment. The exhaust system was upgraded to stainless steel and the exterior was refinished using modern urethane materials.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. it was estimated to sell for $70,000 - $90,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $74,800 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012
Recent Vehicle Additions

Fearsome and Solidly Original 1971 Hemi Challenger a Feature at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale Auction Event

b Scottsdale Arizona January 3rd 2017 b The Chrysler E bodies might have been the last to enter Detroit s pony car game Though critics argue that the best were saved for last with these cars...

15 Exciting Collector Automobiles to Watch During This January's Scottsdale, Arizona Car Week Auctions

Scottsdale Arizona January 13th 2016 Astute Collectors of the world s most sought after and most valuable automobiles know that Scottsdale Arizona in January is where the market values for collector...

Extremely Original 'Holy Grail' 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible at Russo and Steele's 2016 Arizona Auction Event

I Scottsdale Arizona November 24 2015 I While Oldsmobile is believed to have created the first true American muscle car with the release of its 303 V 8 Rocket 88 in 1949 it was not until 1964...

Barrett-Jackson Flavors Its January Scottsdale Auction With NASCAR Treats

RACING HERITAGE HIGH PERFORMANCE ARE RECIPES FOR CAR COLLECTING FEAST br SPEED SET FOR 39 HOURS of LIVE COVERAGE STARTING JAN 15 br I The great Henry Ford once said Auto racing began fi...

TOPLINE COLLECTORS PLACE SPOTLIGHT on SPEED'S BARRETT-JACKSON BROADCAST FROM SCOTTSDALE

TOPLINE COLLECTORS PLACE SPOTLIGHT on SPEED S BARRETT JACKSON BROADCAST FROM SCOTTSDALE br LOST SHELBY DUAL PROTOTYPE HAGERTY GIVEAWAY SALON COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT 39 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE br...

Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

January 2018
2,604
December 2017
3,414
November 2017
3,061
October 2017
2,891
September 2017
3,296
August 2017
3,101
July 2017
3,166
June 2017
2,946
April 2017
3,230
March 2017
4,953
January 2017
2,939
Additional Sales Volume Data


Jaguar Models


© 1998-2018. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2018 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.