Even though it was actually found resting under a hedge, this classic Jaguar E-Type qualifies as a ‘barn find‘.
The car was sold brand new in May of 1963 to the owner of Drum City and Sound City in London, Ivor Arbiter, who designed the “drop – T” logo for The Beatles.
Being at the center of the ’60s music scene, Arbiter enjoyed his E-Type until 1965, when it changed owners, only to move to Frank Riches two years later, a motorsport enthusiasts who raced it at Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and Blackbushe between 1967 and 1969.
Valuer James Good described this classic Jag as “ideal for restoration“, reminding enthusiasts that it is “extremely rare” and despite it has been in existence for 53 years, its odometer shows only 44,870 miles (72,211 km). Of course, everything else screams decades of negligence, but that’s another story…
The vehicle still has the last tax disc on the windscreen, which expired in 1969, and it is offered with the original brown log book, V5 and V5C. Its last MoT certificate dates back to November 1968.
Those interested in the 1963 Jaguar E-Type will get to bid for it on March 8, at an international car auction in London, which will also be in charge of selling a 1967 Porsche 912 SWB Coupe, 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III, 1935 Jaguar SS1 Sports Tourer and 1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 Coupe Coachwork by Carrozzeria Frua, along with other classic cars.
So, what do you think; is it worth bringing this E-Type back to life?