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Rare Jaguar E-Type found under a hedge to sell for up to £100,000 at auction


A rare Jaguar E-Type found under a hedge is expected to sell for up to £100,000 at auction.

The red car which dates back to 1963 is popular with collectors and has just 44,870 miles on the clock.

It was found under a hedge in Bisley, Surrey, with its last tax disc displaying a date in 1969 and has been handed over the auctioneers COYS.

James Good, valuer at COYS, said the extremely rare vehicle was “ideal” for restoration.

He added: “This wonderful Series 1, 3.8 E-Type is in original condition, with matching numbers and has never been restored.

“It retains all the features it carried in 1969 and is possibly one of the most original examples remaining today.

“The car needs a total restoration but it has all the ingredients to make a superb car – this is a true rarity.”

The car’s first owner was Ivor Arbiter in May 1963.

Mr Arbiter owned Drum City and Sound City in London and was at the centre of the music scene in the 1960s. He was also the designer of the ‘drop-T’ logo for the Beatles.

The car had several owners between 1965 and 1967 before it moved to its last owner Frank Riches.

The vehicle, which will be auctioned on March 8, comes complete with original brown log book, V5 and V5C, its last MOT certificate from 1968 and the sales invoice to Mr Riches.

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