Auction house H&H will sell a Jaguar E-type 4.2 Roadster, recently dragged out of a hedge, at its next Imperial War Museum sale
H&H Classics is gearing up for its next sale at the Imperial War Museum on 12 October, and a couple of early consignments should intrigue any buyers with a taste for classics with an interesting back story. Described as ‘garden finds’, the auction house will bring down the hammer two previously forgotten gems, a Jaguar E-type Series 1, as well as a 1933 Singer 2-Litre.
The E-type, recently liberated from an overgrown Bedfordshire garden, is one of the 863 right-hand drive 4.2-lire roadsters built before the introduction of the Series 1.5. Estimated at £55,000-£65,000, this car is described as ‘basically sound’, and is offered in complete condition, with a free engine and air in the tyres.
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It isn’t long since a similarly dilapidated Series 1 E-type FHC, also pulled out of a hedge, sold for £58,000 at a Coys auction. This sale reinforced the general feeling that there really is a healthy market for these low owner cars with colourful histories, even if they are in need of a full restoration.
The second of H&H’s ‘garden find’ selection is a 1933 Singer 2-Litre. Estimated at £40,000-£50,000, this Fox & Nicholl Team Car Evocation was built up around a rolling chassis that was discovered by the vendor in 1970 to resemble the car that finished seventh overall during the 1934 Le Mans 24-hours.
Damian Jones, H&H Sales Manager commented: 'The car has had a recent engine overhaul and is in 'on the button' condition.'