Jaguar E-type early candidate to lead Surrey sale

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A Series 1 Jaguar E-type that has been subject to a nut-and-bolt rebuild is estimated to make £55-60,000 when it crosses the block at Barons’ Sandown Park sale on 14 April.

The restoration began with a new monocoque to convert the car from a fixed-head coupé to a roadster, complete with a refurbished and repainted period hard-top. It has just 10,350 miles on the clock.

In the hands of the same owner for 16 years, the machine features an engine optimised for fast-road use with a fully ported cylinder head, larger racing valves and a sports exhaust.

Other upgrades include a five-speed Getrag gearbox, electro-hydraulic power steering, uprated front disc brakes, a overhauled rear axle and a higher-output Clayton heater.

Other vehicles already consigned for the sale include a rare manual 1983 Daimler Double-Six (£15-20000) and a restored 1965 four-door pillarless Cadillac De Ville (£11.5-13000).

To view the full lot list or to consign a car visit the Barons’ website.

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