Ok, not really a barn find as no barns were involved with this e-type project - but 'barn find' is one of the best ways to describe this car wearing a 32 year old patina.
This beautiful Jaguar is going to be auctioned by Bonhams at the Goodwood Members Meeting on 18th March 2018.
Details from Bonhams -
Registration no. CYN 2H
Chassis no. 1R 20665
- Known ownership history
- Dry stored for circa 32 years
- In running condition when taken off the road
- Offered for restoration
This particular E-Type was purchased new by a Mr Michael Hardiman of Surrey, passing through the hands of various other owners before being purchased by a Mr Stevens in 1986. In running condition when acquired, the car was placed in storage for future renovation. Some work was carried out but the owner's circumstances changed and the E-Type has remained off the road in storage ever since. The vendor believes the car to be virtually complete, the only part obviously missing being the rear numberplate light carrier. We are further advised that the engine turns freely, the car rolls easily, and that all gears appear to select. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this potentially rewarding E-Type project comes with an old-style logbook and V5 registration document.