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

‘Barn find’ Jaguar XK-E reigns at British auction

The 'barn-find' Jaguar E-Type is a desirable early model | Classic Car Auctions
The ‘barn-find’ Jaguar E-Type is a desirable early model | Classic Car Auctions photos

A musty “barn-find” 1963 Jaguar E-type coupe was the top seller at Classic Car Auctions’ sale last weekend at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in the U.K., garnering £66,000 ($97,000) including auction premium, more than doubling its pre-sale high estimate.

Bidders in the room battled 12 phone bidders, according to CCA, for the rights to the dirt-encrusted, partially dissembled XK-E that was recently pulled from storage after 20 years. The right-hand-drive coupe was described by the auction house as an “ideal candidate for restoration.” Continue reading

Two more ‘barn-find’ Jaguar E-Types coming to auction

Partially disassembled, the 1963 Jaguar XK-E was in storage 20 years | Classic Car Auctions photos
Partially disassembled, the 1963 Jaguar XK-E was in storage 20 years | Classic Car Auctions photos

Just when you thought all the derelict barn-find Jaguars had been found and sold at auction, here come a couple of early E-types rescued from long-term storage and heading to sale June 18 in England by Classic Car Auctions.

The strong values of the iconic XK-Es seem to be the catalyst for more owners of forlorn project Jags to cash them in. Classic Car Auctions say the cars, a valuable 1963 3.8-liter hatchback coupe and a somewhat less-desirable 1966 4.2-liter 2+2 coupe, are “both ideal candidates for restoration projects.” Continue reading

Beatles-linked Jag in the bush brings $82,400 at auction

1963 Jaguar E-type originally owned by designers of The Beatles logo | Coys photos
1963 Jaguar E-type originally owned by designers of The Beatles logo | Coys photos

The 1963 Jaguar E-type found under a hedge in Bisley, Surrey, England brought £58,000 ($82,400) at Coys’ Spring Classics auction in London.

“The derelict E-type attracted attention from all four corners of the world and bidders in a packed auction room and via telephone fought fiercely for it on Tuesday night,” Chris Routledge, Coys chief executive, said in a news release. Continue reading

Jaguar found under a hedge goes to Coys auction in London

The 1963 Jaguar E-type coupe will come to auction in as-found condition | Coys
The 1963 Jaguar E-type coupe will come to auction in as-found condition | Coys

A dingy and tattered 1963 Jaguar XK-E coupe found under a hedge in Surrey, England, and apparently not driven since 1969, will trundle across the block March 8 during Coys’ auction in London. Continue reading