This E-Type Jaguar was found under a hedge not far from us in Bisley (Surrey).

It’s in need of a full restoration and is up for auction tomorrow (8th March) without reserve.

The last tax disc is still on its screen which expired in November 1969.
It’s believed the first owner was Ivor Arbiter (May 1963), the car was then passed to SB Cain of Greenford (Nov 1965) then for a short period owned by garage owner Howard H Measham.
In December 1967 the car moved to its last owner, Frank Riches, who raced it between 1967 and 1969.

The auctioneer Coys, which is selling the car, has described the car as “A wonderful Series 1 E-type is in original condition, with matching numbers and has never been restored. It is ideal for restoration and is extremely rare. It has a great history, including racing, which collectors love.”

It comes with the original brown log book, V5 and V5C, its last MoT certificate from November 1968 and the sales invoice to Frank Riches for £855. It also has its original service handbook and manual, a spare parts catalogue and the original jack.

The E-Types goes under the hammer at the Coys Spring Classics auction at the Royal Horticultural Society hall in Westminster, London on March 8 at 7pm.

To read the full article in The Telegraph click here.