1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE ROAD­STER

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Here was proof that pun­ters’ end­less ob­ses­sion with barn­find mo­tors con­tin­ues. There may have been ti­dier E-types in the same mar­quee, but this down-at-heel ‘E’ was top of the pop­u­lar­ity stakes. The first owner was be­lieved to have kept it un­til 1973 and the ven­dor – the car’s third owner – ac­quired it in 2009. It had been stored for some years and it was clear that a thor­ough re-com­mis­sion­ing was re­quired. How far any body­work and in­te­rior im­prove­ment (if any) was to be done would likely cause heated dis­cus­sion. The body didn’t ap­pear too bad, other than filler be­hind the driver’s door, and while the paint was poor and lift­ing in places a bare-metal resto would re­move the car’s his­tory. It needed new car­pets but the rest of the in­te­rior would re­spond to a thor­ough clean. All-in-all this was one of the sale’s stars, if not the star.

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