TWO early Jaguar E-type barn finds, both ideal for restoration, are up for auction this month,
writes Nigel Wigmore.
They go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions (CCA) on Saturday, June 18, at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in Leamington Spa.
The first of the pair is a 1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series I Fixedhead Coupe.
The first owner kept it for 30 years before it was passed on to its second owner in 1993.
Driven for only two years, the car was stored in a barn until its recent discovery.
This early E-Type is an original, highly desirable, UK right-hand drive manual.
Beneath the dust, this blue E-type presents in partially dismantled condition with the bumpers, headlamp covers, engine air filter and interior carpets removed.
The bodywork appears to be sound, with the original dashboard, glass and wheels still in place.
The car goes to auction this month with an estimate of £25,000 to £30,000.
The second E-type ready for resurrection is a 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Coupe 2+2 — a model that is currently increasing in value on the market.
The right-hand drive, manual example with a four-speed gearbox is an abandoned restoration project which ran out of steam some 15 years ago.
This unfinished project car comes with bags of potential and an auction sale estimate of between £12,000 and £15,000.
For more information, visit www.classiccarauctions.co.uk