Barnfind E-type demolishes estimate at Bonhams

| 30 Apr 2013

A 1961 Jaguar E-type ‘flat floor’ that had been untouched for 30 years tripled its estimate to sell for £109,020 at Bonhams yesterday.

The sports car, which we previewed earlier, had been estimated to make just £20-30,000 in Hendon and came complete with its original hood, owner’s manual and logbook.

Another surprise came in the form of a beautifully presented 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine, which soared over its £50k estimate to make £79,000.

The limo came equipped for life in the executive fast lane with a TV, video player, fax machine, three telephones, a wine cooler and a cocktail cabinet, while the exterior was finished in Harrods Green.

The Royce also came with receipts for a £89,900 restoration by specialist Kenneth Evans Associates.

Completing the top lots was a 1969 Aston Martin DB6, which had been subject to a £30,000 restoration, and sold for £107,900.

Meanwhile, a bargain American classic took the shape of a mint-condition 1969 Pontiac Firebird Coupe that made £15,525.

It had receipts for everything from replacing the fuel pump to a top-end rebuild, new springs, plus a performance Edelbrock intake manifold.

A 1988 TVR S Roadster with just 47,200 miles on the clock looked a great buy at a paltry £1782.

The sale’s full results can be viewed on the auction house’s website.