Stunning 12K Mile Series 1 Jaguar E-TYPE Heads to Auction

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Jaguar E-Type

You’re looking at what might be the nicest unrestored Jaguar E-TYPE in existence. And now it’s up for grabs.

It goes without saying that the Series 1 Jaguar E-TYPE is one of the most beautiful and iconic car designs of all time. And there’s also no shortage of stunning examples out there in the world for us to drool over these days. But most of those have been rebuilt and restored after years of driving enjoyment. Not this stunning 1962 E-TYPE, however. This particular Jag is 100% original, just like the day it left the factory. And even better, it’s traveled only 12,418 miles since then.

If all of that isn’t good enough, it’s also worth noting that somebody will get the chance to own it, courtesy of Bonham‘s upcoming Quail Lodge Auction on August 24. Talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity. This gorgeous time capsule has led a rather charmed life, never seeing evils like rain or non-air conditioned storage. The Opalescent Bronze is still factory fresh, as is the red Connolly leather. The original tires are still there, too, so you probably won’t want to drive it too much as is.

This amazing Jaguar E-TYPE is so special, in fact, that we’re inclined to believe that it won’t have any problem shattering the initial auction estimate of $150,000-$200,000. After all, this is a universally beloved model. In unmatched original condition. You have to believe that collectors will be lining up to throw money at it.


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Thus, it’ll be interesting to see just how this incredible time capsule actually fares. After all, sellers often present extraordinary claims about rarity and condition. But this time, there’s no reason to be subtle about the incredible survivor we’re looking at here!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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