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Unrestored 1971 Series II E-type set for Salon Prive sale

Published 24 August 2017

A late-model Series II Jaguar E-type is heading to auction. The 1971 fixed-head coupe, which is believed to be the last of its type sold, will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions September sale.

And it could fetch between £65,000 and £75,000 at the Salon Prive sale, which will be held at Blenheim Palace on 2 September.

The UK-specification right-hand drive E-type was built in August 1970, and was delivered to dealer Charles of Pirbright, where it remained in the showroom for five months. The car was then sold to its first owner on 7 August, 1971, which makes it one of the last Series II Fixed-Head Coupés to find a home.

Jonny Shears, Classic Car Specialist at Silverstone Auctions, said, ‘The care and attention to detail this car has received from the beginning is impressive, and it really shows. The history files are extensive, and when you think this might be the last one of its kind ever sold, it makes it a very remarkable car indeed.’

Finished in light blue with a dark blue interior, the car has clearly enjoyed a pampered life. Other than regular maintenance, routine repairs and parts replacements, the E-type remains largely original.

The car had a full cylinder head re-build in 2009 after 54,408 miles, the car comes with three history files, documenting the car's life from day one. There is also a detailed maintenance diary kept by the original owner, as well as an original book pack.

To find out more about the 1970 Jaguar E-type Series II fixed-head coupe for sale visit silverstoneauctions.com.

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