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Thursday, 28 April 2022 13:43

On The Lighter Side: Broad Arrow Group To Feature Jim Taylor Collection In Single Owner Auction

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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This prestigious collection features more than 120 motor cars with no reserve!

Mr. Jim Taylor has halo car taste, and has amassed one of the most impressive car collections in the world. Unbelievably, the public will get a chance to buy these cars being offered at no reserve! Your chance to elevate or start your car collection with one of these works of automotive art comes October 14-15th. Learn more in the official press release from Broad Arrow Group below:

 

Official Release:


Broad Arrow Group on  April 21, 2022 announced the single owner auction of Mr. Jim Taylor, taking place this 14-15 October in his hometown of Gloversville, located a short distance from Albany, New York. The offering represents one of the finest assemblages of European, British and American sports and vintage cars including an impressive selection of Allard, Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Cunningham, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Shelby motor cars. Perhaps even more impressively is just how many of Mr. Taylor’s cars have been rallied and shown at events around the world.


Speaking about his lifelong passion Jim Taylor says, “I have had the distinct pleasure of enjoying collector cars for the better part of my entire adult life. Vintage cars and the lifestyle surrounding the classic car hobby have been a tremendous source of joy and pleasure for me, whether vintage racing on the historic Mille Miglia or competing on the show fields of the Amelia Island or Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Each experience, usually marked with a different car and like-minded participants, has been nothing short of exceptional.” Taylor continues, “Over the years, I have tried to support the hobby as generously as possible whether by hosting charitable events at the garage or through my philanthropic support of numerous automotive museums, including the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Sharing this hobby with others is what keeps the passion alive for future generations and I hope that in the sale of my cars and memorabilia we will continue to help foster that love and passion in and among generations of enthusiasts to come.”


The incomparable highlight of the offering, however, is the 1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer. Mr. Taylor’s car, XKD 515, is considered by marque specialists to be one of the most original examples extant and owes its authenticity to the fact that it was largely spared from competitive racing when new and instead was used primarily as a road car. As the 15th of the 42 examples originally built and having had the benefit of...


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