Value My Classic
WHO Stephen Tewkesbury MILES 73,850 PROVENANCE It’s an ex-California car that’s been reimported MODIFICATIONS None HOW MANY LEFT 689
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
I bought my Series II E-type in 2000 for £11,000. It was in a private lockup garage near me. I’m a plumber and did quite a few jobs at the owner’s house. I always asked the owner that if she wanted to sell it to give me first refusal. One day she gave me a call and I went down and did the deal. One little thing has always amused me – the car came out of the factory on my 16th birthday (so you can probably work out how old I am without too much trouble).
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
Quite a lot. When this car left the factory, the colour was green. It went to California and returned in 1994. I have all the paperwork that documents this to-ing and fro-ing. It was then converted to right-hand drive and nut-and-bolt restored, and that’s when the colour was changed to its current white.
I have the complete history on all the repairs it underwent when it was in the United States, along with the MoTs from when it came back to England. I also have enough paperwork to support the mileage as being genuine.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
I have had all-new spoke wheels put on and spent quite a bit of money getting the right tyres for that year. It is close to being concours. The only work outstanding is a small leak from the automatic gearbox.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
No, the E-type hasn’t been modified in any way, is all-original and has matching numbers.