|5.3 Jaguar E-Type|
|Two Plus Two|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 9 August 2005.
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Registered: BJA 325K
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2005-08-07 19:09:53 | robert writes:
car sold at the H&H Classic Auctions Ltd, Pavillion Gardens,Buxton on 21st Sep
1995 hammer price £ 25,300.-- REG # BJA 325K
Description Roadster !
2015-11-21 15:20:07 | pauls writes:
Car to return to auction 11/15
Brightwells Classic Vehicles
Wednesday 25th November 2015
Lot number 124
Estimate £45,000 - £55,000
Description Jaguar E-Type S3 V12 Roadster
Registration BJA 325K
Engine size 5,343 cc
Chassis No. 1S51021
Engine No. 7P12510
Documents V5C; MOT June 2016; handbooks; invoices
Finished in the classic E-Type combination of red coachwork with a black leather interior, this 1972 V12 Roadster has the desirable manual gearbox and rolls on chrome wire wheels. It is thought to have been converted from a Coupe body in the 1980s using, we presume, a new rear tub shell from one of the specialist suppliers.
No invoices exist for this work, but the quality of the conversion and of the parts used in the renovation all those years ago still shines through: even today, the Roadster is still collecting prizes at Concours events. Earlier this year it won the coveted Bugatti Owners Club 'Scuderia Prize' for non-Bugattis belonging to BOC members, and last year it collected the 'Best in Show' award at the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club 'Isle of Man Tour'.
With only two previous keepers recorded, the vendor bought the Jaguar in 2014 for his wife to enjoy and immediately commenced improving the gear change by investing over £4,500 in a reconditioned gearbox and clutch work. The odometer shows just over 7,000 miles which is believed to be the distance covered since the conversion but there is insufficient paperwork to warrant this. Said to drive beautifully, the car has an MOT until June 2016.
It is always a treat to find a classic car that has been maintained so well that after all these years it is still capable of winning club concours awards. With top examples of factory V12 Roadsters making well over £80,000 at auction, this exceptionally well-presented example looks most appealing at the sensible guide price suggested.