Driven only 1,733 miles, ‘69 E-type headed to auction

After 40 years undriven, this E-type is again road ready | H&H Classics photos
After 40 years undriven, this E-type is again road ready | H&H Classics photos

A one-owner 1969 Jaguar E-type 4.2 2+2 driven only 1,733 miles since purchase is headed to auction, and H&H Classics thinks it could be the lowest mileage E-type in the world.

The car is red with beige interior and was last registered for road use 40 years ago. Continue reading

Chapter by chapter, specialists focus on E-Type restoration

Chirs and Ali Anderson, owners of the E-Type, with manual editor David Barzilay at City Concours in London | Classi Motor Cars
Chris and Ali Anderson, owners of the E-Type, with manual editor David Barzilay at City Concours in London | Classic Motor Cars

There are so many specialty skills that go into a professional classic car restoration – body specialists, paint specialists, interior specialists, engine specialists, driveline specialists, chassis specialists, and the list goes on.

So when it came to writing the “ultimate” manual for restoring an early Jaguar E-type, Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth, UK, engaged specific members of its own restoration staff to each write a chapter based on that person’s expertise. Continue reading

Six-pack of E-types — including barn find — in Hall of Fame sale

1962 Jaguar E-type coupe as it was discovered in a barn | H&H Classics photos
1962 Jaguar E-type coupe as it was discovered in a barn | H&H Classics photos

Britain’s Motor Sport magazine stages its Hall of Fame awards June 6 at the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Park in Surrey, and H&H Classics will stage a collector car auction as part of the event. The auction will include six E-type Jaguars — perhaps England’s most iconic car.

Among those Jags will be a recent barn-found 1962 3.8 Coupe discovered after long-term storage in North Devonshire. Continue reading

Ex-Cunningham E-type headed to Bonhams’ Quail sale

Briggs Cunningham's team raced the No. 14 Jaguar at Le Mans in 1963 | Bonhams/Litwinski photo
Briggs Cunningham’s team raced the No. 14 Jaguar at Le Mans in 1963 | Bonhams/Litwinski photo

The Jaguar E-type Lightweight that Briggs Cunningham’s team raced at Le Mans, Road America and Bridgehampton in 1963 will be offered up for bidding August 18 at Bonhams’ 20th anniversary Monterey Peninsula auction at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California.

“There are rare, interesting cars, and there are cars that have belonged to rare, interesting people,” author Richard Holt is quoted in the Bonhams’ news release. Continue reading

Yet another decrepit barn-find E-type to be auctioned

Despite its deteriorated condition, the early Jaguar E-Type is expected to sell for serious money | Classic Car Auctions photos
Despite its deteriorated condition, the early Jaguar E-Type is expected to sell for serious money | Classic Car Auctions photos

It seems that the world must be filled with abandoned Jaguars waiting to be discovered in barns and garages and then pulled out and sold at auction. Another desirable E-type coupe, an early 1962 model, has been unearthed in the UK and is being offered by Classic Car Auctions at its April 2 sale in Birmingham, England.

The Series 1 coupe has a known history of two British owners, the original one driving the car for 35 years before selling to the subsequent owner in November 1997, according to a news release from the auction house. Repainted white somewhere along the line, the car was originally painted Dark Opalescent Blue with Black trim. Continue reading

Coveted 1963 Jaguar E-type ‘lightweight’ racer set for auction

The Jaguar E-type Competition Lightweight racing in period | Bonhams archive
The Jaguar E-type Competition Lightweight racing in period | Bonhams archive

In 1963, Jaguar built just 12 of its celebrated “lightweight” E-type race cars, and today they are considered something of a Holy Grail of British competition cars.

One of those original factory lightweight cars will be auctioned at Bonhams’ Scottsdale sale in January, the 10th one produced. The auction house describes the car as an “exceedingly well-preserved and documented championship-winning example.” Continue reading

Barn-find recovery of Jaguar E-type recorded in photos

The Jaguar XK-E coupe sits in the barn where it has been parked for more-than 40 years | H&H Classics photos
The Jaguar XK-E coupe sits in the barn where it has been parked for more-than 40 years | H&H Classics photos

The extraction of an early Jaguar E-type 3.8-liter coupe from a sodden wooden barn in the English countryside, where it had languished for four decades, was captured beautifully in photographs taken by H&H Classics, which will auction the car next month in England. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1969 Jaguar XK-E Series II

The Jaguar E-type finds itself in a lush yard of tall grass
The Jaguar E-type finds itself in a lush yard of tall grass

OK, I admit it. The only reason I chose this Pick of the Day is so I could run this exceeding weird picture. It shows a Jaguar XK-E convertible awash in tall grass looking like a stricken ship at sea, stuck behind some old buildings where it’s apparently been for some time, barely visible because of the foliage.

The vibrant graffiti art on the brick walls only adds to the eerie strangeness of this shot. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 roadster

The Jaguar E-Type is described as a well-maintained car with a repaint and restored interior
The Jaguar E-Type is described as a well-maintained car with a repaint and restored interior

The Jaguar E-Type has been universally hailed since new as one of the most beautiful cars ever constructed. Even Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type, “The most beautiful car ever made.” High praise indeed, and no car is more worthy of that praise than the E Jag.

The Pick of the Day is this nice 1969 Jaguar E-Type OTS, or roadster, located in Grand Rapids Michigan. Continue reading

Convertibles owned by celebrity women offered by Bonhams

A Jaguar XK-E originally owned by singing star Diana Ross will be offered at the Quail Lodge auction | Bonhams
A Jaguar XK-E originally owned by Motown singer Diana Ross will be offered at the Quail Lodge auction | Bonhams photos

Two classic roadsters originally owned by legendary female stars of stage and screen will be auctioned in August by Bonhams during its Quail Lodge sale in Carmel, California, during Pebble Beach Concours week.

The stars are Motown icon Diana Ross and Hollywood siren Jane Russell. The cars are a 1967 Jaguar E-type roadster sold new to Ross and a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL that Russell purchased new and used sparingly near her Santa Barbara, California, home. Continue reading