Jaguar E-type with 1700-miles heads to auction
H&H Classics will offer a 1969 Jaguar E-type 4.2 2+2 with just 1733 miles on the clock at its 26 July auction.
It’s not unusual to see beautifully restored Jaguar E-types up for auction, or even valuable unrestored barn finds, but low mileage and original cars in stunning condition are far less common. H&H Classics will offer such a car – a 1969 E-type 4.2 2+2 – which has covered a mere 1733 miles from new.
Offered in Regency Red, with beige leather interior, this 4.2-litre Jaguar E-type has only ever had one registered keeper, and was last taxed for use on the road more than 40 years ago.
Between 2000 and 2009, chassis 1R35256 was given some serious attention and recommissioning work by marque specialist Alan Collins of Maldon, meaning the car is today offered in fully working condition. Being such a low-mileage car does mean that it comes with –as you would hope – full matching numbers. Also pointing towards the car’s lack of use is the original radio blanking plate speaker grilles and aerial bung.
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Damian Jones, Head of Sales at H&H posed the question: ‘Is this the lowest mileage E-Type in the world?’
We’re sure that there are probably a few others with fewer, but either way they do not come on to the market very often – as this example proves. Being a 2+2, it’s not the most desirable E-type derivative, but given the mileage, it’s estimated at £100,000-£150,000 by H&H.
There are other E-types on offer in the same auction, including a 1962 ‘flat floor’ Roadster (estimated at £180,000 and £220,000) as well as a 1965 4.2 Coupe for (£60,000-£80,000).