► Fully-restored flat-floor 1961 Jaguar E-Type on sale 31 July-1 August
► One of 56 dealer demonstration models ready for the E-type’s launch
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Steve Coogan’s early flat-floor Jaguar E-type - one of the 56 used by the dealers as demonstration cars - is up for sale at the 31 July-1 August Silverstone Auctions online sale. The restored example is estimated at £300,000-£350,000.
The car, chassis number 62, was registered on 8 September 1961, and stayed with its first owner until 1978. In 2016 Silverstone Auctions, sold the car to Steve Coogan via Quentin Willson, who was building his collection of rare and desirable classic cars.
Following the sale to Coogan, the car was restored by XK Engineering in 2017, a project which was to take two years and was fully documented by Classic Cars magazine. Most importantly this rare early E-Type still retained its matching body, engine and cylinder head as well as Moss gearbox. The detail of this car didn’t stop there, it still had its full flat floor, split throttle linkage, rear view mirror, bonnet louvres and the all-important outside bonnet latches.
Silverstone Auctions say that the E-type, ‘is quite possibly the best you could find, exquisite in detail with a full history file, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and now a unique opportunity to own a genuine concours winning British icon estimated at £300,000 to £350,000.’
Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director commented: ‘This is a very special opportunity to own one of the earliest and rarest of Jaguar E-Types with the external bonnet locks. A real collector’s car.’