A rare barn find today a Jaguar E-type with just 7,740 miles on the clock from new, first registered in August 1973 and then being locked in a barn for the last 25 years this Type III 5.3-litre V12 has finally been found and will make its way to auction shortly.
Having last been on the road it 1990 (when the road tax expired) this Jaguar E-type is complete with red paint work, interior and tool kit and spare wheel.
It has also been with the same family for the period, In April 1993, the vehicle passed to the original owner’s son who perceived it as an investment rather than something to drive. He took some care preserve it, so – as an example – oil was poured into the cylinders to prevent the engine seizing. He stored it in a heated brick barn and later in a wooden shed where it was contained within a dehumidified air bubble. It was also serviced in October 2006.
Now owned by the original owners grandson since September 2014 it has been in the hands of a classic car specialist with orders to bring it to MOT standards. Whilst its unclear how far this has progressed it has indeed been started.
When this classic E-type goes to Silverstone Auctions on 23 May 2015 it is expected to fetch between £75,000 to £90,000.
If you can afford it may be a chance to pick up one of the last remaining examples of the breed.