Rare Jaguar E-type sells for $185,500

A rare version of the 1961 Jaguar E-type Series 1 roadster has auctioned for £140,630 ($185,430).

It was among the stars of Silverstone Auctions' July 30-31 sale.

Jaguar E-type Silverstone
The car's flat floor denotes it's an early model

Regular Series-1 E-types seldom surpass $100,000. Yet the fact this is one of the original 92 right hand drive models, and one of the original batch of 500 Series-1s (the flat floor design is the give away), gives it real rarity.

Vendor Cherie Timney-Gunn told the Daily Record newspaper: "I felt the E-type should go to someone who would drive her and appreciate her and that she should not be languishing in a garage all the time."

A 1966 E-type discovered living under a hedge is selling at H&H Auctions in October.

A 2005 Ford GT was the auction's top seller - making £213,750 ($281,830).

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about classic car auctions auctions.

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£2,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£55,000
In stock