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7700-mile Jaguar E-type set to make £90,000

Published 21 April 2015

A very original 1973 Jaguar E-type series III with 7700 miles on the clock could make up to £90,000 when it goes under the hammer next month.

The V12 manual roadster, which has been hidden away for more than 25 years, will see the light of day again when it goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ 23 May sale.

The one family owned car was purchased new by the current owner’s grandfather and registered on the 15August, 1973. But it was rarely used and spent much of its early life in a garage at the family home in Warwickshire.

In April 1993, ownership passed onto the son of the first owner yet still remained unused in the same garage. This time, the E-type was properly laid up and oil put into the cylinders.

The car was given a full service in October 2006 and once again placed into storage. It was passed onto the current owner when his father died in September 2014. The dust-covered car will now be recomissioned at classic car specialists Tolman Motorsports.

Having been used so little the car has covered just over 7,700 miles from new and remains essentially as delivered from the Coventry factory. All the interior is completely original as is the soft top. The original spare tyre and tool kit is still with the car and it even comes with the last tax disc from 31/10/90.

Silverstone Auctions director, Nick Whale, said, ‘The series III E-type is one of the best value classic cars on offer. The market has now recognised these wonderful cars and as such we expect a great amount of interest in this fantastically original, low mileage example..

For more information on the car and Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale please visit Silverstone Auctions

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