1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE ROADSTER
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.