E-Type star at Jaguar classics sale

The E-type turned out to be the star of Barons' Jaguar Heritage Sale this year as buyers snapped up all nine cars to go under the hammer.

Jaguar's iconic model, which turns 50 this year, proved it is still going strong as bids topped £31,000 for all examples on offer.

The highest price was fetched by a red 1972 model, which went for more than £39,000.

An S2 fixed head coupe matched its roadster counterparts after it was bought by an Australia-based buyer for £34,500.

Most of the E-types on offer were S3 V12 roadsters and the interest they generated was quite encouraging, said Barons' managing director Laurence Sayers-Gillan.

He said: "V12-engined E-types have always suffered from the stigma of not being a proper sporty E-type and more of a Grand Tourer but they are well suited to modern roads. It's not surprising that they are now starting to attract the attention they deserve."

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