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Classic Cars

Restored Series 1 E-Type Expected to Sell Big at Auction

It has received a recent restoration and only covered 50,000 miles in its life

It includes a 12-month warranty

Historics at Brooklands is auctioning a well-restored Series One JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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on June 1. The car started its life in California but will make its return to the UK. The numbers-matching car just completed a full restoration.

The car was one of the last left-hand drive Series I roadsters built when it left the factory on December 7, 1966. It was imported back to England in 2010 for its restoration, which took two years to complete. While new-old-stock parts were used for portions of the restoration, the sale includes all of the original parts as well.

The restoration and upgrades are extensive. The 4.2-liter inline-six engine has ported and polished heads that raise the compression ratio to 10:1, and the SU carbs have been re-needled. The transmission has been completely rebuilt with steel synchromesh rings and a new clutch. The steering and suspension have new polyurethane bushings. 

Despite the restoration, it was kept in the same color combination that it left factory with black leather interior and black paint.

In its entire life, the car has covered only 50,980 miles. It is expected to sell for between £110,000 - £130,000. The sale includes a 12-month unconditional warranty.

E-Types became an icon as soon as they were released and were owned by celebrities including Steve McQueen, Brigitte Bardot and Britt Ekland.

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