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Two Jaguar E-type barn finds up for grabs

Two Jaguar E-type found in a barn are set to go under the hammer.

 Both ideal candidates for restoration projects, they will be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at their June Sale. 

The first of the pair is a 1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series I Fixedhead Coupe. Clearly a well-loved car, the first owner kept it for 30 years before it was passed on to its second owner in 1993. Driven for only two years, the car was then tucked away in a barn and has recently been discovered 20 years later.

This early E-Type is an original, highly desirable, UK right-hand drive manual now in need of some TLC.  Beneath the dust, this blue E-type is in a partially dismantled condition with the bumpers, headlamp covers, engine air filter and interior carpets removed. The bodywork appears to be sound with the original dashboard, glass and wheels still in place.

This particular E-type goes to auction with an estimate of £25,000 to £30,000.

Speaking ahead of the sale, Guy Lees-Milne, general manager of Classic Car Auctions, commented “The Jaguar E-type is one of the most recognised and iconic cars ever produced and is extremely popular among classic car fans. Barn finds such as these offer the chance to purchase a beautiful car at a great value price and bring back to its former glory, a labour of love which could also be a very savvy investment.”

The second E-type is a 1966 Series 1 4.2 Coupe 2+2. The right-hand drive, manual example with a 4-speed gearbox is an abandoned restoration project which ran out of steam some 15 years ago.

The car is partially stripped with the bodyshell described as solid and in good order, currently partially painted in a grey oxide undercoat. The interior has been restored at some stage and can easily be returned to good condition. Though the Webasto roof is in a poor state, the car is up on its wheels with the engine, exhaust, gearbox, and steering all fitted.

The Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms that the car was manufactured on 11th July 1966 and originally finished in Opalescent Dark Blue. The chassis number also ties up and its original registration number was 'DSO 672E'. This unfinished project car comes with an auction sale estimate of between £12,000 and £15,000.

The auction takes place on Saturday 18th June at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.

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