Road-legal Jaguar E-type sells for £11k at Brightwells


A 1967 Jaguar E-type auto S2 2+2 FHC went below even its lower estimate of £12k to sell for £11,200 at Brightwells’ 17 July Leominster sale.

Described as cosmetically scruffy, the Jag is said to drive well and is MoT’d until October with no advisories.

Perhaps more tempting for those wary of super-cheap E-types was this 1968 S2 FHC, which was said to be ‘perfectly capable of being used as it is’ and sold for just more than its top estimate at £18,500.

Fords were another big feature at the sale with a 1974 Capri MkI RS3100 making £24,000 ahead of a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth 3-Door (£23,000), a 1968 MkI Twin Cam Evocation (£14,000) and a 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 (£10,200).

A 1968 1976 Triumph TR8 Works Replica with 470bhp sold for just  £8000, while a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus, with bills for £20k, made £10,800.

A 1954 Triumph TR2 looked similarly good value, it sold for £17,200 despite receipts for a £35,000 restoration.

Cheaper alternatives included a 1979 MGB with just 50,000 on the clock (£1400), a 1963 Morris 1000 2-door (£1200) and a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220 Saloon (£1500).

View the full lot list on the auction house’s website.



Am I the only one around here to think that's an astonishingly cheap E-type, whatever it might be like under the skin?

If all else fails stick it in a barn for five years. Bingo!

Chris Martin

No fergieswatchmaker you are not alone. And even the other S2 was a bargain - just think, the pair for under 30 Gs ! And rotten so-called 'barn find' wrecks get the silly money. Just wish I had been there myself.


Chris Martin

And surely at that price, even that poo-brown MGB was worth parking up as a prime example for when the '70s comes back in fashion.



Signs of the E-Type price bubble starting to deflate?

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