We have heard about many abandoned cars in the past that were left in garages or shed but here is a new case of a car which was discovered in the gardens of a private estate in Gloucestershire, hidden among the overgrown shrubbery.
A UK-based Jag specialist firm has restored it back to and it now has an estimated value of more than $120K.
The owner of the estate had fallen ill, and his son had taken over to find a ‘plethora of classic vehicles in the land behind the house’, including a number of jaguars. The family reached to E-Type UK to know if the car to leave the Jaguar production line in Coventry 55 years ago – could be rescued and restored.
A post on E-Type UK’s website says: “Due to being forgotten and exposed to the elements for so many years, the body of the car in its entirety was not salvageable, however, the vehicle maintained its identity with all its original matching numbers running gears and front and rear suspension complete.
“After finding this gem of a field find the team cracked out the clippers and spades and got the car on the trailer and safely to our Kent headquarters to revive its E-Type Story.”
Marcus Holland, owner of E-Type UK, told The Daily Mail: “We are incredibly proud and privileged to have been given the opportunity to complete a full restoration of the 10th Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC to come off the production line.”
He added: “It is now back on Britain’s roads, upholding the incredible legacy of the E-type and ready to be enjoyed for the first time in over 30 years.”
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