To Be OFFERED AT AUCTIONEstimate:
€100,000 - €110,000
- Remarkably original throughout, just under 8,500 miles from
- Remained in its original ownership for over forty years,
delivered new to Canada
- Exceptionally well documented, including its original service
book, original sales invoice, previous invoices, and owner's
- Surely amongst the best-preserved Series 3 E-Types in
existence, a remarkably addition to any collection
Please note that this lot will need to be collected from Chobham,
Surrey, United Kingdom
Finished in Fern Grey over Cinnamon, the same colour scheme it
wears today, and sporting the four-speed manual gearbox,
air-conditioning, and option chrome disc wheels, this Series 3
E-Type Roadster was produced by Jaguar in April of 1974 and
destined for the Canadian market. The car's first owner was Bill
O'Brien of Willowdale, Ontario, a neighborhood on the north side of
Toronto. Amazingly, the car would be retained by him for over forty
years. Two years ago, the car was acquired by the consignor from
Bill O'Brien and shipped to the U.K. where it resides today.
Importantly, the car has not been reregistered, allowing its next
owner to become this E-Type's second registered custodian in its
forty-six year life.
Arguably one of the most well-preserved Series 3 E-Types in
existence, this car is incredibly well documented from throughout
its life, including its original service book, original sales
invoice, previous invoices, owner's identicard, and a previous
appraisal, all confirming the car's remarkably original condition
and verified mileage of 8,472 miles at the time of cataloging. The
car's mileage is further verified by a signed delcaration from Mr.
O'Brien to the consignor upon his purchase in 2018. The
accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate confirms
that the car is presented just as it was delivered and still
retains its original engine.
According to the consignor, the car is presented today in running
and driving condition, although it is advised that the car undergo
some recommissioning of expendable components such as hoses and
belts prior to regular road use, should its next owner so desire.
The consignor further states that the panel gaps and door shut
quality are superb and representative of how Jaguar built the car.
The body and soft top seals remain remarkably well preserved, as
does the soft top, seats, and carpets. The car even still retains
its original radio. Furthermore, it is important to note that the
car was recently fitted with European-specification chrome
over-riders, while the North American spec over-riders can be
reinstalled if desired, the bumpers have not been changed and
Truly remarkable in every way, this E-Type is worthy of inclusion
in any Jaguar collection worldwide due to its remarkable unrestored
and unmolested condition and single-owner history. Simply stated,
an opportunity like this will not present itself again.
To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction,
please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/es20