1971 Jaguar once owned by Manchester United player offered for sale this autumn
A Jaguar E-type once belonging to Northern Irish football player George Best, is to be offered at auction later this year.
The 1971 E-type belonged to Best for three years from new, and was the car that last drove him away from Manchester United, following an argument with the club's management.
Best’s former car will face sale at H&H’s Duxford Auction on 14 October at the Imperial War Museum, where still resplendent in navy blue, it is expected to fetch between £40,000 – £60,000.
The former Manchester United striker is considered one of the finest football players to ever take to the pitch, and took ownership of the E-type, which is considered one of the finest cars ever produced, in 1971.
Best drove the Jaguar regularly during his three years of ownership, until selling it in 1974, following ‘El Beatle’s’ famous bust-up with the then manager of Manchester United, Tommy Docherty, after being dropped for a cup-tie against Plymouth Argyle.