Jaguar E-Type barn find could be a bargain at £45,000


A Jaguar E-Type left to rust in a barn could fetch £45,000 when it goes to auction next month.

That could be considered something of a bargain since a fully restored example would be valued in the region of £150,000.

The E-Type has become one of the most sought-after classic cars, but this example going under the hammer with H&H Auctions has been left to rot in a closed barn for the best part of 40 years.

Jaguar E-Type barn find could be a bargain at £45,000

Jaguar E-Type barn find could be a bargain at £45,000

Despite the fact that nature has taken its toll on the car, it's described as 'delightfully unmolested' by the auctioneers. These cars often underwent modification to go racing, so to find an example in stock form is quite rare.

The car was first registered in 1964 and since then it has only had two owners. Before being locked away and neglected in a barn, the car was regularly used and as such the odometer indicates it has covered 52,738 miles.

Aside from 'decades of dust', the car is offered with its green log book, original handbook, warranty card, service book, Jaguar Heritage Certificate and five old MOT certificates.

Despite the fact that the car, registration PRF 935B, needs a lot of restoration work, its rarity should make it appealing to collectors - just 1,798 right-hand-drive, 3.8-litre-engined coupes were built.

This 1964 Jaguar E-Type is set to be sold at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on October 12.