|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Right Hand Drive|
|4 April 1963|
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Record Creation: Entered on 8 April 2017.
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2017-03-03 16:44:11 | pauls writes:
Article about the car here:
1962 Series 1 Fixedhead Coupe has spent nearly 20 years deteriorating in a shed in the West Midlands
It's the highly sought 3.8-litre manual model. It's an early version too - chassis number 282
Just two registered keepers in its 55 year history, the first of which used it daily before selling in 1997
Classic Car Auctions gave it a 2 out of 135 condition rating. Hazard a guess what they value it at, though?
Crusty and collectible: This 1962 Jaguar E-Type barn find is in a fairly shocking state. But it's still worth a hefty wedge of cash. CCA has placed an estimate of £38,000 to £44,000 on its crusty bonnet. Ouch!
Why? To say this is highly collectible - even in it's current shabby shape - is an understatement. It's an early Series 1 Fixedhead Coupe, a model many consider the greatest sports car of all time, easily worth six figures if in decent nick. That makes this example the ultimate barn find.
What makes it even more appealing is the fact it is one of the earliest versions made - chassis number 282 - and has just two registered keepers in its entire 55 year history.
As it's also a right hand drive model with the 3.8-litre motor and manual gearbox, collectors will be salivating over the investment potential of the haggard Jag. Most of the parts on the E-Type are original, but how salvageable some of them are is another issue. You can't tell from these just-snapped images, but the car was originally finished in Dark Opalescent Blue with Black trim when it was delivered to the original owner on 4th April 1962, who used it regularly for 35 years before selling in 1997.
Bought by a new keeper in the West Midlands, the car was destined for a full restoration job. But the owner moved to the North of England and put the vehicle into a shed for safe keeping. Two decades later and that's where it remained abandoned, deteriorating by the day to the condition you see here.
The car is hugely collectible, with Haggerty classic car specialists valuing a good example of a Series 1 coupe at £132,000
Since being hauled out into the daylight, the car has undergone a full inspection. Experts identified the rare brake system that was first fitted to the vehicle in 1962 and many original parts, including the steering wheel and dashboard that are now veiled behind a generous layer of dust and detritus.
Included with the car are several parts which were removed and retained for the restoration process, as well as the Jaguar Heritage Certificate and current V5.
The mileage hasn't been determined by the auction house due to the decaying state and CCA's customary condition score rating is a lowly 2 out of 135 points.
Harry Whale, classic car consigner at CCA, said: 'These very early E-Types are now highly collectible these days and this example will be a serious project, but one that could be very worthwhile.
'Last year the Jaguar E-Type Series I experienced very significant growth on the classic car market and we expect buyers to be queuing up for the chance to own an example just like, ready to give it the TLC it deserves.
So how much do you think it will sell for? We'll find out what fee it achieves when it goes under the hammer at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale on 1st April at the NEC, Birmingham.
2017-03-29 02:17:46 | pauls writes:
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixedhead Coupé
Estimate (£): 38,000 - 44,000
Offered for sale is a 3.8L 1962 jaguar E-type manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 28 / 135.
A very early, manual, Series 1 Fixed-head Coupé, 'Barn Find'
The engine number corresponds with the Jaguar Heritage Certificate
The "Body Type" number we understand is correct
The gearbox is not the original one but is the correct 'Moss' type
Very early car. Chassis 282. The Chassis Plate has been lost but the number is confirmed
Two previous owners - James Rothwell bought the car new on the 4th April 1962 and owned it until November 1st, 1997. Remained in storage since then
A serious project but could be very worthwhile.
Registration: FFF 752
Right Hand Drive
Odometer reading (miles): 0
Chassis number: 860282
2017-04-10 09:42:19 | Anonymous writes:
Does anyone know what the bidding got to on this, despite the condition etc, it's still worth something...
2017-04-10 16:44:04 | Daniel writes:
Listed now to have been sold for £39,000