“The most beautiful car ever made.” That’s what Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type, which has endured as one of the most celebrated classic sports cars of all time. Fortunately Jaguar made over 70,000 of them over the course of 15 years of production, so getting your hands on one doesn’t necessarily require selling your first-born.
Case at hand: RM Sotheby’s upcoming Duemila Ruote sale, which has literally hundreds of vehicles on the docket – among them no fewer than 21 E-Types.
There are coupes, convertibles, and 2+2s. They range in vintage from 1962 (its second year of production) to 1973 (near the end of its life cycle), with estimated values ranging from just 7,000 euros (for a ’71 Series III twelve-cylinder 2+2) to over 100k (for a ’62 Series I 3.8). And they’re in varying conditions. But with no reserve price on any of them, there’s no telling how much they’ll actually sell for.
The model represents the lion’s share (so to speak) of the 62 Jaguars consigned for the event, but if Coventry’s finest aren’t your cup of tea, there’s plenty more on offer. Included among them are 72 Porsches, 44 Ferraris, 34 Alfa Romeos, 29 Lancias, 23 Maseratis; and 17 Mercedes-Benzes.
The sale is set to take place November 25-27 during the Milano AutoClassica in the Italian metropolis, so there’s still time to book your ticket and pack a suitcase full of cash.