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Family heirloom E-Type seeks new home


A family-owned 1972 Jaguar E-Type ‘barn find’ will be offered for sale at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) Sale on September 24 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

The Series III V12 roadster, finished in yellow with a black leather interior, has been sitting dormant in a barn for 20 years having been passed down through the generations of one family.

The car was first registered on November 3, 1972, and bought by a Carlisle-based chemist in 1976. As a self-confessed Jaguar fanatic with other cars already in his personal collection, he used the E-Type to enjoy the summer months driving with the top down, sporting his own personalised number plate, FW V12.

It was later passed on to his wife in 1982 before it was gifted to their son on his 30th birthday in February 2007. The car was tucked away under plastic sheeting in a dry barn.

Now set to emerge from the barn where it has been stored for two decades, with 20-year-old air still in the tyres, the E-Type is expected to sell for between £35,000 and £40,000.

It remains complete with all parts of the engine, body work, interior and original features present, with the interior in surprisingly good condition with no obvious signs of wear, and an odometer reading of 43,285 miles.

The car features a 5.3 L Jaguar V12 engine, manual transmission, uprated brakes, standard power steering, and air conditioning, as well as the distinctive large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, four exhaust tips and V12 badge on the rear.

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