Barn-find E-type heads superb Sandown Park sale


A Jaguar E-type that has been hidden in storage since 1976 will go under the hammer at Barons on 30 July with an estimate of £35-45,000.

The last of its type to roll off the production line, the S2 Roadster was bought new in 1971 after being displayed on a plinth at the British Leyland showroom in  Piccadilly.

The car would rack up 55,000 miles in the next five years before being retired to storage.

Although in need of a full restoration, the car is totally complete right down to its original tool kit.

A 1968 Nerus Silhouette racing car, carrying a guide price of  £63-68,000, is thought to be the only one of its type to be built with a 2-litre engine.

The car, which was built to compete in the short-lived Formula F100 series, was raced by David Beckett over a 25-year period and comes complete with FIA papers.

Another rarity is a 1978 Aston Martin V8 that’s one of just 16 with a ZF five-speed manual gearbox. It is estimated to make £45-50,000.

The Aston comes complete with a full service history and Oscar India specification, with a closed power bulge and a subtle tail spoiler.  

An oddity, meanwhile, comes in the form of a four-door convertible Jaguar XJ Sovereign Parade Car that is valued at £3-4000.

It’s barely turned a wheel since its last MoT, while the conversion job included strengthening the chassis.

View the full lot list on Barons’ website.

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