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Barn find E-type heads to auction

Published 02 July 2018

A barn find E-type that could make an almost perfect restoration project is going under the hammer.

The Jaguar, which has been in storage for the past 35 years in Scotland, has 66,551 miles on the clock and is said to be complete.

The 1962 3.8-litre is a matching numbers car, complete with heritage certificate. Estimated to fetch to between £30,000 to £40,000, 399 ELC will be offered at no reserve.

The dust-covered English sports car was found in Moray, Scotland, and is part of the H&H Classics sale at Buxton, Derbyshire, on 18 July.

Comments

DaveWK    on 2 July 2018

When it first appeared the E Type Jag was advertised as the working mans supercar. £2,000, which was the same price as a small house, or three years take home pay for a well paid gent.
I was looking in a Ford dealership about that time and saw the new Corsair. Nice car at £710 including purchase tax.
Reckon the Jag would equate to about £90,000 nowadays. Hardly the 'working man's supercar'.

Gordon Ennis    on 8 July 2018

I will always remember getting a invite to attend the launch of the new Jaguar models, including the E type, at a main dealers in Bristol. It was billed as a Jaguar and art exhibition. I arrived in my Sunbeam Alpine, parked up and went in. There was the all the new Jaguar range inter dispersed with large lumps of concrete with metal rods stuck in the concrete at various angles.They were also for sale, and what really dropped my jaw, they were all a lot more expensive than the range of Jaguars .I wonder how many people took home a lump of concrete speared with metal rods rather than a new Jaguar !

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