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

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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.

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