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This Crumpled, Derelict Jaguar Sold for Six Times Its Value

For some collectors, the fun is buying a car they even can’t drive. Yet.

The hulk of a 1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 S Drophead Coupé.

The hulk of a 1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 S Drophead Coupé.

Source: Bonhams

Some cars are so special that even if you find the scattered pieces of one, you should buy it, says Jay Leno. He should know—in the years since his final night hosting The Tonight Show, the 71-year-old car enthusiast has hosted the popular Jay Leno’s Garage on NBC and YouTube and grown what is one of the most valuable and diverse car collections in the world.

That philosophy certainly applied to a 1960 Jaguar XK150 S that sold for $127,552 in a Bonhams auction May 22. The hammer price on the crumpled, patina-riddled drophead coupe was six times over the sale estimate.