Jaguar E-Type revs to £51,150 in classic cars auction

A 1962 Series 1 E-Type roadster took the lead at Barons' sale at Sandown Park on June 15.

Finished in steel blue with a black leather interior, the car auctioned "in good to excellent condition" and realised a final price of £51,150.

Having spent most of its recent years in a heated garage, the reason for the sale was lack of use according to the seller.

The E-Type was registered in March 1962, and has since been treated to an intricate engine and gearbox rebuild by expert Tony Shaw of Andover, UK.

The 1962 Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 Roadster, sold for £51,150

Works on the car included a chassis-up check-over, a full engine balance, the fitting of mildly modified cams and a gas flow.

In second place was a fine 2002 Dax 427 (AC Cobra replica), which achieved £33,650, followed by another Series 1 E-type - this time a 1964 fixed head coupé (£20,130).

The 1964 Jaguar roadster was secured after a bidding battle in the hall, while the Dax was sold to a commission bid, submitted on the Monday after the buyer viewed the car.

According to Barons, it was quite a busy sale, with cars spanning nine decades on offer, and there was some enthusiastic bidding for cars of all ages.

An E-Type S1 3.8 FHC from 1964, sold for £19,800

Both the E-Type roadster and the Dax were exceptional examples, which reinforces the collectors' truism that good cars will always find ready buyers and achieve good prices.
Other interesting cars which found new owners at Sandown Park included a charming 1929 Chrysler 65 Roadster (£12,750), a rare 1984 Audi Quattro UR Treser (£11,745) and an even rarer 1967 Honda S800 Coupe (£9,620).


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