Video: 1964 Jaguar E-type barn find

By: Unique Cars magazine, Video by: H&H Classics

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H&H Classics in the UK has just released a video of the proverbial barn-find (okay, ‘shed-find’ for the purists!) being pulled out into the sunlight.

The 1964 E-type Jaguar was in surprisingly good condition, given the shed wasn’t well-sealed. However you can bet there will be a lot of money spent before it’s back on the road.

The car is offered from a deceased estate. The late owner bought it in the 1970s for his wife and since the mid 70s it has been stored and unused.

The E-Type was supplied new by Byatts of Fenton, Jaguar distributor for Stoke on Trent). It has had three private keepers from new. First - F Fradley Ltd of Hanley, Staffordshire; second – Arthur Henry Brooks of Leek, Staffordshire; and third – the deceased vendor of Staffordshire who then moved to Cheshire in the late 70s. The car’s odometer displays a credible 52,738 miles.

The family of the owner were on hand to witness the car being towed from its storage barn by H&H technicians. Not surprisingly it was an emotional occasion says Damian Jones, Head of Sales at H&H Classics. The car is estimated to sell for £35,000 to £45,000  (AU$60-77,000) at Duxford next month.

Jones says: "Considering the perennial popularity of the immortal E-Type Jaguar, it's extraordinary how many have been confined to barns over the years and are only now resurfacing to the delight of new would-be owners. So, if you missed the last one for some reason, take due heed of 'PRF 935B', a delightfully unmolested late 3.8-litre Coupe that's just been exposed to the full light of day for the first time in around 40 years and not even been started for circa 15."

See more from H&H, and the October 12 auction, here.

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