All E-Types Find New Homes at Barons’ Jaguar Sale

Jaguar fans flocked to the Sandown Park (UK) saleroom on Tuesday, for Barons’ annual Jaguar Heritage Sale. The auction celebrated all models of the much-loved marque, but it was particularly fitting that the quintessential ‘big cat’ - the E-type - was the star of the show, so nine of these stunning cars were on offer, and all nine sold.

“V12-engined E-types have always suffered from the stigma of not being a ‘proper’ sporty E-type and more of a Grand Tourer, but they are well suited to modern roads, with lovely lazy power and power steering as standard. So it’s not surprising that they are now starting to attract the attention they deserve,” said Barons’ Managing Director Laurence Sayers-Gillan.

Of the four examples of S3 V12 roadsters offered, not one sold for less than £31,000, and the chart topper – a magnificent, bright red 1972 machine - achieved over £39,000.

Proving they are still huge value for money, a 1968 Jaguar 340 with just 21,000 miles from new made £12,300, which is a great way of buying a quality family-friendly classic with style and power, but a 1998 XK8 convertible at just £6,450 proves that these ‘modern E-types’ could be potential investments for the future.

Besides the Jags, other entries did very well and confirmed the market for good quality classic cars is still very strong. A 1986 Mercedes 500SL in good condition with 27,000 miles on the clock made a huge £19,300, a Ford Sierra Cosworth that had been rebuilt using a new-old-stock body shell did very well at £9,750 and there was enormous interest in the 1996 Bentley Continental R, which sold for £37,500. Bidding was really fierce for this one and the car was incredibly well viewed on both viewing days.

Here is the result of the auction:
  • 1972 Jaguar E-type S3 Roadster £39,212.00
  • 1975 Jaguar E-type S3 Roadster £37,000.00
  • 1973 Jaguar E-type S3 Roadster £35,572.00
  • 1969 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 FHC £32,492.00
  • 1974 Jaguar E-type S3 Roadster £31,652.00
  • 1969 Jaguar E-type S2 FHC £30,252.00
  • 1970 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 Roadster £25,772.00
  • 1972 Jaguar E-type S3 FHC £18,772.00
  • 1969 Jaguar E-type S2 4.2 2+2 £16,532.00
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