The Series 1 E-Type may be everyone’s favorite, but this 1970 Jaguar XKE Roadster is tempting. It was supposedly parked in a barn for 28 years before the seller got a hold of it. They have sandblasted the body so you can see all the problem areas, which seems like an honest way to present a restoration project. Find it here on eBay now with bidding at $3,250.
Open headlights, ugly markers, and “safe” toggle switches are the downsides with any Series 2 car, but when you drop the top on this one everyone will forget those minor details. You wouldn’t think it by looking at this one, but the E-Type was a good looking car, especially in convertible form.
What the Series 2 lost in good looks, they gained in creature comforts. Nicer seats and a little more room for the feet were welcomed improvements. This interior is going to need to be completely gutted and replaced. Luckily, there are plenty of sources for parts.
We dont think you are going to get away with doing anything inexpensively here. This car is going to require a complete restoration and it is going to get pricey. Hagerty does value a #1 car at $90k, but it is going to take a lot of work to get this one to that point. So, how high can bidding go before it doesn’t make financial sense?