Auction Alert: Jaguar E-Type With 1,700 Miles

This brilliant one-owner E-Type Jaguar rested unused in an English garage, eager to deftly nip the hedge-lined apexes of country lanes, or perhaps to enjoy a pleasant night on the town, its 4.2L inline six burbling pleasantly to the delight of all, but that day never came for a long time. Tucked away in its infancy, this stunning Regency Red 1969 Jaguar waited 24 years in storage then underwent a complete restoration, and even since then has only accumulated 1,733 miles. H&H Classics will auction this and other cars on July 26th at Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

The beige leather interior looks as supple as new, and the full instrumentation and floor shifter remind you that, while this Jaguar delivers impressive luxury, this big cat is ready to pounce on more pedestrian victims at a moment’s notice.

Like many racing cars, the E-Type’s front clip tilts forward for ease of service, exposing all the mechanical bits. Certainly form follows function under the hood, but the liberal use of weight-saving aluminum and neatly routed lines are a joy to behold. The Vatican might proclaim heresy if this car were put on the road as a daily driver. What sort of person makes the best owner for such a work of automotive art? It’s not too late to make it yours! The auction is July 26th.

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  1. Jeff V

    Beautiful car! I personally would take this bullet-proof 4.2L inline six over the newer V12 anyday!

  2. Dave Wright

    Duxford is a great place. A world class military museum and WW2 airfield not far north of London. This car will bring real money. It does look like a 2+2 but the photos are carefully staged to conceal it.

    • Phil Braithwaite

      The photos clearly show the rear seats so certainly its a 2+2

  3. John T

    This is easily a very strong six figure car in what appears to be in pristine condition. The Auctioneers have estimated that it will bring 100,000 to 150,000 British Pounds not including the buyer’s premium which adds up to potentially over $200,000 US Dollars at the current exchange rate of one quid equalling $1.30 US. Wonder what the reserve is? I know I can’t touch it!

  4. Mike

    A 2+2. No thanks…

  5. Dave

    I think the car is beautiful but if you drive the car in the US you’ll think you’re in England

  6. jonathan crone

    look at this breatifull jag in red ish in colour its to good for me hope it sells for quite a lot money only thing is its left hand drive not right hand drive ,

    • Davey

      Where do you see left hand drive?

      • John T

        Hold the photo up to a mirror and see for yourself!

  7. Peter Pentz

    I have very sincere doubts that this is an original 1700 odd mile original.
    Case at point – since when did Jaguar start painting the suspension components black ? (answer – never, they were always plated in period). Secondly – that steering wheel looks awfully scuffed up to be only 1700 miles from new. I suspect it is a restored car that had the speedo zeroed at time of restoration.
    And yes it is a 2+2, so the estimate at 100 to 150 K GBP is awfully ambitious – I would guess more like 30 to 40 K GBP in my opinion.
    Had it been a Series 1 Coupe, and not a Series 2 2+2 it may have seen 100K GBP.
    Gadzinks are these auction houses over ambitious !

    • bog

      Peter – the title is a “teaser” and incorrect. Perhaps the auction site has actual mileage (I didn’t read that, as I can’t afford it anyway). The “teaser” part is that it only has 1,733 miles on it since it was completely restored. NOT from new.

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