Family Heirloom Jaguar E-Type Seeks New Home

September 19, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on September 19, 2016

1972 Jaguar E-type SIII V12 Roadster

  • A 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster in ‘barn find’ condition will be offered by Classic Car Auctions on 24th September
  • Owned by one family for 40 years and left undriven in a barn for two decades
  • Expected to sell for between £35,000 and £40,000 at auction

A highly collectible, family owned 1972 Jaguar E-Type ‘barn find’ will be offered for sale at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) September Sale on 24th September at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

The iconic Series III V12 Roadster, finished in yellow with a black leather interior, has been sitting dormant in a barn for 20 years having been passed down through the generations of one Carlisle family.

The car was first registered on 3rd November 1972 and bought by a Carlisle based chemist in 1976. As a self-confessed Jaguar fanatic with other cars already in his personal collection, he used the Series III E-Type to enjoy the summer months driving with the top down, sporting his very own personalised number plate, FW V12.

It was later passed on to his wife in 1982 before it was gifted to their son on his 30th birthday in February 2007. With fond memories of childhood family trips to the Lake District, the car was carefully tucked away under plastic sheeting in a dry barn.

Now set to emerge from the barn where it has been stored for two decades, with twenty year old air still in the tyres, the much loved E-Type is expected to sell for between £35,000 and £40,000 at auction.

“My dad loved cars and race days. It will be sad to see the car go but now it can be brought back to life and enjoyed, as it should be,” comments the E-Type’s current owner.

The E-Type remains complete with all parts of the engine, body work, interior and original features present, with the interior in surprisingly good condition with no obvious signs of wear, and an odometer reading of 43,285 miles.

“Jaguar E-Types are among the most sought after and collectible classic cars on the market today, and the Series III represents excellent value,” comments Guy Lees-Milne, auction manager at CCA. “Naturally, a barn find like this is in need of some attention, but it will make a very exciting project and we expect bidders to be out in force for a chance at an opportunity like this one.”

The car features a 5.3 L Jaguar V12 engine, manual transmission, uprated brakes, standard power steering, and air conditioning, as well as the distinctive large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, four exhaust tips and V12 badge on the rear.

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