A Series 1 Jaguar E-Type that was damaged in a flood has sold at auction for £37,665.
A fire hydrant had exploded above the storage facility in which the car was kept and led to the excessive damage to the E-Type. Since then, chassis no. 1E12351 hasn't been restored or driven.
However, the model came with all the original paperwork, replacement parts and sheet model for the bodywork that the owner had acquired over the years as they had intended to repair the rusted car.
The classic Jaguar came with matching numbers and official confirmation of its authenticity in the form of a Jaguar Heritage certificate to confirm the original design and trim of the model so that it could be restored to its former state.
John Shuck – who had owned the E-Type since 1974 – had planned to get the car back into its pre-accident condition but the project was 'put on the back burner'. The six-cylinder engine had been restored.
Originally, the chassis came with a white exterior finish with a black interior, chrome wire wheels, white wall tyres and a black top.
The model has spent its whole life in the United States after being delivered to original owner Jack Larman in the Spring of 1966, before Shuck took ownership of the E-Type eight years later.
The car has stayed in the family's possession since that point and has stayed in storage in Connecticut since the flood. The car had covered 60,000 miles.
The Series 1 E-Type was sold at the Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction on Sunday June 4.