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Jaguar E-Type barn find sells for $143000

Toni Avery
May 1, 2013

You always hear stories about incredible barn finds, where the car of your dreams is waiting to be discovered after so many years unseen by anybody. At the recent Bonhams Auction at the RAF Museum in Hendon, England on April 29th, just such as car was found. On this occasion it was an example of an early 3.8L E-Type.

The price of E-Types has been going up lately, and if you are lucky enough to find an original early model it will likely fetch a high price. This particular Jaguar was a very early 1961 flat floor to be exact. It's not only one of the earliest surviving right-hand drive XKE's, but only has 65000 original miles.

Considering OTS (open top sportscars) models go for more money than coupes, no matter the condition, it was no surprise to learn the final selling price of this vintage beauty. The eventual owner's first bid started at $52438 but quickly climbed to $142,920 - not bad for a car left unattended in a garage for more than 30 years!

By Toni Avery
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