Jaguar E-Type fetches £88,000 at auction

One of the first ever Jaguar E-Types to be built in the 1960s sold at auction today for more than £88,000.

The Jaguar E-Type sold today was said to have been repainted aubergine. Credit: David Jones/PA Archive

An anonymous British buyer bought the iconic sports car, which was the 40th right-hand drive coupe to roll off the Jaguar production line in Coventry in 1961.

Experts thought the vehicle had been lost, but it had languished at a derelict farm in France for many years.