E-Type Jaguar sold for £88,000

E-Type Jaguar sold for £88,000

One of the first ever Jaguar E-Types to be built in the 1960s has sold at auction for more than £88,000.

The sports car was bought by an anonymous purchaser from the south of England after a sale in Ascot, Berkshire.

While the sale was made for £77,000 at Coys the auctioneers, the buyer's premium took the final bill to £88,040. The estimate for the 1961 hand-built car had been £20,000-£40,000.

The car under the hammer at Coys was the 40th right-hand drive coupe to appear off the Coventry production line. The car has had an interestingjourney : once thought lost for good, the model finally turned up at a derelict farm in France. Although it will require some restoration work, it is in otherwise decent condition.

The buyer will keep the car in his own private collection.

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