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Barn find E-type to go under the hammer

Published 19 September 2016

A ‘barn find’ Jaguar E-type is set to steal the show when it goes under the hammer in October. The 1964 3.8-litre coupe is said to be unmolested and could fetch up to £45k at the H&H Classics sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

The car comes with its original handbook, warranty card and service book with eight entries… so that will take you up to the 20,000-mile service it had in November, 1965.

Offered from a deceased estate, the story goes that the late owner bought it in the 1970s for his wife but from the mid-1970s it has been sat gathering dust. Which means the 52,738 miles on the clock are probably correct.

Damian Jones, of H&H says, ‘Considering the perennial popularity of the immortal E-type Jaguar, it's extraordinary how many have been confined to barns over the years and are only now resurfacing to the delight of new would-be owners.

Finished in Red matched to a Grey interior PRF 935B will take a lot of (expensive) restoration work if the new owner decides to put it on the road. 

Comments

latchedplater    on 3 October 2016

Brill I rescued my one and only e type from a garage when the owner was struggling to pay the £500 bill for work on the engine. I gave him a grand for it on the understanding he could buy it back for that price within a year.The car gave me much pleasure for two years when i sold it and doubled my investment.

Wish i still owned ELA73C (an ex Simon Dee white convertible) Today

Roger 07970204007

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