Astonishingly cheap E-type up for grabs in Leominster

| 3 Jul 2013

A road-legal 1967 Jaguar E-type auto S2 2+2 FHC will be the bargain of the century if it sells within Brightwells’ £12-14,000 estimate on 17 July.

Unlike most ‘cheap’ E-types, the car has a year’s MoT and has covered just 72,000 miles.  

Of course that is no guarantee that it is healthy, but even derelict projects are making more than that at the moment.

Meaning a much more desirable manual two-seater 1968 S2 FHC – again with full MoT – looks even more tempting at just £14-16,000.

Requiring no work is a 1976 Triumph TR8 Works Replica that comes with bills for £30k and has approx 470bhp on tap.

Valued at £8-12,000, it offers a power-to-pound ratio that’s surely hard to match.

A 1981 Sunbeam Lotus has also been lavished with attention, with £20k-worth of bills to prove it.

The Sunbeam has been valued at £12-15,000 and has fewer than 70,000 miles on the clock.

A 1963 Mk1 Lotus Cortina offers an even more attractive Norfolk-fettled machine, but is priced accordingly at £32,500-35,500.

Although, if it’s the full-blown Lotus experience you seek, it is hard to see past a 1964 Lotus Seven S2, valued at £17-20,000.

More everyday options include 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupé 1600 (£12-14,000), which has covered 500 miles since its restoration, a 1962 Renault Dauphine (£4000-4500) and a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220 (£1250-1500).

While the youngtimers include a 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo (£2000-3000) and the future classics a 2002 Clio V6 (£10,500-12,500).

View the full lot list on Brightwells’ website.