1961 Jaguar E-Type Transformed From Barn Find to Show Car

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Have a look at the photo above. Do you see anything resembling a rare Jaguar E-Type? Well, keep looking, it’s in there.

Certainly Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth saw the potential in this rust bomb, which was found in 2013 in a shed located on a French farm; even though the car’s back seat was playing host to an actual bird’s nest at the time. But now, after some 3,000 hours of work, the restoration company has a car worthy of being shown off at this month’s London Classic Car Show.

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Seriously, that’s the same car. Hard to believe, but this is the very same Series 1, Chassis No. 15, 3.8 liter Jaguar E-type with the fixed head coupe. It’s even got the same pearl grey exterior and light blue interior, the only 1961 E-type to have such a color combo. It’s also one of just six E-types displayed at at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show.

This story of triumph and glory comes to us from the Daily Mail, who at headline level are wondering if this is “the greatest car restoration ever?” While they’ve certainly used their fair share of hyperbole in headlines before, I think I’m going to have to agree with DM on this one. What do you think?

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Via [Daily Mail]

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