Under a hedge in the village of Bisley, Surrey, a 1963 Jaguar E-Type was found and later on sold at the COYS Spring Classics Auction in London for a whopping amount of £58,000. COYS CEO Chris Routledge claimed that the international auctioneer group was overwhelmed to receive numerous bids from around the world.
Bidders in the auction hall and those who called via telephone have participated just to own the vehicle from the 1960s. The antique Jaguar ended up going to a Beatles enthusiast and an English collector, who hopes to restore the vehicle to its former glory.
The 1963 Jaguar E-Type demonstrated 44,870 miles on the clock. The last tax disc on the windscreen, which expired in November 1969, was still present. The first owner of the vehicle in May 1963 was Ivor Arbiter, Drum City and Sound City London owner. Arbiter was well-known for designing the "drop - T" logo for The Beatles.
1963 Jaguar E-Type has since then been owned by a number of people around 1965 to 1967. Its last owner was Frank Riches, who extensively raced the vehicle at Brands Hatch, Blackbushe, and Oulton Park around 1967 to 1969. Riches burnt out the clutch and stored it until the 1980s.
Afterward, he moved the vehicle to his garden. Since then, it has been covered beneath a tarpaulin until a vendor discovered it in 2015. Other significant vehicles present at the auction include a 2010 Aspira F620, a 1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, and a 1901 Delin 4HP Voiturette eligible for the London to Brighton Run.
The cars were sold for £86,920, £253,800, £81,320, and £64,520 respectively. Routledge claimed that the value of classic models remains outstanding, citing the 1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S that was sold for a bid of £253,800.
The next COYS auction will be the Essen Extravaganza, which is expected to include 160 classic and sports vehicles. COYS Techno Classica auction will be held in Essen, Germany on April 9 while the COYS at Ascot auction will be held at the British racecourse on April 16.