Classic car enthusiasts will no doubt know that the Jaguar E-Type is a sought after vehicle and it doesn’t really seem to matter what condition the car is in. That was certainly the case for a barn find that sold at auction on the 4th June 2017.
The Bonhams Greenwich Concours D’Elegance Auction had on sale a 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Coupe. It has a 4 speed manual gearbox and a 4,235cc engine that has 265bhp. It is almost in complete condition although it is in need of much restoration. It is left hand drive and was the 291st one built. It was discovered in a barn having spent many, many years in it.
The bodywork that is in need of attention is in a dark blue colour and the interior is red. It is not roadworthy in its present condition requiring both mechanical and bodywork improvements.
The Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Coupe is certainly a car that attracts the eyes of many a driver and numerous pedestrians. This particular classic sports car has ended up being sold for £37,488 at the above auction. It certainly sounds like it will be an interesting project to hopefully have it restored to its original splendour.
At the same auction another barn find was a 1960 Triumph TR3A. This has a 1,991cc engine producing 100bhp and comes with a 4 speed manual gearbox. It is in need of restoration and will hopefully be restored to an excellent condition. This delightful sports car sold for £7,668.
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