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Unrestored, all-original, 19,000-mile E-Type at Mecum

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

At Monterey this year Mecum will offer this completely unrestored 1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type 4.2 Roadster chassis 1E14561.

Mecum describes the car:

“Now showing just 18,700 miles, the car still sports its original Black paint and original Black leather interior; the Black soft top was replaced by Mr. Mueller in 1985, and the original tires were replaced with new Michelin X radials on its original chromed wire wheels. The car is otherwise completely original.”

1E14561 was first delivered new to Mr. Reginald Dean of Fort Worth, Texas. It then had a succession of three long term owners in Florida who preserved and maintained the cars original fit and finishes.

Being a late-production Series 1, this car benefits from all the stepwise upgrades introduced over the E-type’s production right before the model received open headlights in 1968 which somewhat diminished the car’s outward appearance.

It is also a great reference car so we have included many of the great shots from Mecum prior to the upcoming sale on Saturday August 16th.

***Update. This car did not sell at Mecum with a highbid of $90,000 USD. Having inspected the car in person the subframes, suspension & expansion tank were clearly painted after assembly which is untypical of factory practice.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

Image by David Newhardt Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

£131,420 Barnfind Aston DB6 Vantage

Lots going on the shop, but this Aston is just too great.

It’s a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, chassis DB6/2489/R, that sold for £131,420 to China at the Bonhams Harrogate Sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Bonhams described it: “DB6 Vantage chassis number ‘2489/R’ is currently owned by a garage proprietor living in the far north of Scotland, who had looked after the Aston for its previous owner. In the vendor’s possession since 1982, the car has not been used since the 1990s and is presented in ‘barn find’ condition, requiring full restoration. Its accompanying original instruction book contains hand-written notes listing servicing and refurbishment carried out during the late 1970s/early 1980s, recording the total mileage on 23rd June 1981 as 82,057. The current odometer reading is 88,613 miles. Sold strictly as viewed, this exciting DB6 Vantage restoration project is offered with old-style logbook and Swansea V5 document.”