Clas­sic E-type sells for £5.8 mil­lion

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

One of just 12 light­weight Jaguar E-types ever built in the early 1960s sold for a record-break­ing £5.8 mil­lion at a Bon­hams auc­tion in Amer­ica last week.

The 10th of 12 cars built in pe­riod was shipped to Bob Jane in Aus­tralia when new in Oc­to­ber 1963 and won the Aus­tralian GT Championship. Jane then shipped it back to Europe to race in the sum­mer of 1964.

The E-type later went on show at Jane’s tyre de­pots and he fi­nally sold it for $80,000 in 1980. Af­ter that it had only two more own­ers and has cov­ered just 4000 miles. The car re­mains in very orig­i­nal con­di­tion and is com­plete with the fit­ted pe­riod fac­tory en­gine.

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