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Bobby Darin Used to Own This Magnificent Jaguar E-Type, Now It Can Be Yours

Bobby Darin's 1967 Jaguar E-Type roadster 11 photos
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Born in East Harlem, singer-songwriter Bobby Darin is one of the most iconic musicians born in the United States of America.

Thanks to hit singles such as Splish Splash and Mack the Knife, the legend of Bobby will live on for many decades still yet to come. Bobby also had a knack for cars, which is why he used to own an open-top Jag with tons of presence.

The Jaguar E-Type you’re looking at used to be the property of Bobby before 1975. Not much is known about the thrills and spills the Grammy Award Winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee had in this car, though. Still, this E-Type is one of the best examples of its breed.

Slated to go under the hammer in the weekend of August 18 - 20 at the Mecum auction in Monterey, this gorgeosu Series 1 roadster is documented with a title from 1975 showing Bobby Darin as the previous owner. Finished in Triple Black, the car’s no-expense-spared restoration was completed earlier this year. By way of explanation, it’s fresh from the oven and looking for a new owner to gently tickle its 4.2-liter carbureted straight-six powerplant.

According to Mecum Auctions, this lot comes with a heritage certificate from Jaguar for added authenticity, triple SU carbs, a manual transmission, the original tool roll, chrome knock-off wire wheels, and pics of the restoration process. Speaking of the painstaking process of restoring a car, the 1967 Jaguar E-Type roadster is equipped with “dated components that were individually restored and installed with great attention original delivery details.” To be brutally honest, I find it hard to argue with that.

There are many legendary cars out there in the market for new owners, but few emanate the aura of celebrity this Jag does. Based on the latest auction results, the 1967 Jaguar E-Type roadster goes for just about $100,000 on average. This car, however, knocks on the door of $200,000-plus.

 
 
 
 
 

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