Barn find 1972 Jaguar E-type valued at $52,000

A 1972 Jaguar E-type Series III roadster, uncovered in a barn in Carlisle, UK, is to cross the block at Classic Car Auctions.

The car has been in the collection of one family since it first rolled out of the dealership in 1972. It was put into storage in 2007 and has remained there ever since.

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The Jaguar retains all of its original components

The consignor explains: "My dad loved cars and race days. It will be sad to see the car go but now it can be brought back to life and enjoyed, as it should be."

Crucially, the car retains all of its original components and is in complete working order - making it a straightforward restoration project.  

With only 43,285 miles on the clock it will have many more years of wear in it.

Guy Lees Milne of Classic Car Auctions said: "Jaguar E-Types are among the most sought after and collectible classic cars on the market today, and the Series III represents excellent value.

"Naturally, a barn find like this is in need of some attention, but it will make a very exciting project and we expect bidders to be out in force for a chance at an opportunity like this one."

The car is valued at around £35,000-40,000 ($45,438-51,929) ahead of the September 24 sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in Leamington Spa.

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