1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flatfloor - Chassis 40 sold for £88,000
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flatfloor – Chassis 40 sold for £88,000

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Jaguar_E_Type (2)Surfacing last month, the E Type gained international interest and was put up for auction by Ascot based Coys auction house.

Earlier estimates had put the value of the car at £20,000 to £40,000 though auctioneers stated that its knock down price could reach upto £100,000. The buyer is from South of England and purchased the car on Saturday afternoon for a total amount of £88,040.

The 1961 E Type Jaguar was the 40th right hand drive coupe produced from the company plant in Coventry in 1961. It was purchased by the selling vendor in 1969 and taken to France in 1974 where it has been since. The car needs some restoration but according to auctioneers is still in very good condition.