It’s scheduled to cross the Coys auction block on Tuesday March 8th, and it likely won’t be cheap. The highly original Jag may appear a bit dingy, but it has a reported 44,870 original miles to its name.
Sadly, the E-Type’s clutch was given its death blow in 1969 and instead of repairing the ailing Jaguar, Riches garaged the car in a storage unit, and later moved it to his own property, which is where it would remain until 2015.
Amazingly, the Jag hasn’t been “taxed” for British road use since 1969 nor has it had its MOT inspection renewed since November 1968. Its said to still proudly wear that last tax disc on its windshield.
Under the car’s long bonnet lies a 3.8-liter straight-six, which would have been good for 265 horsepower and top speeds edging 150 mph. With some tender loving car it may be able to achieve that performance once again, but a very thorough restoration will undoubtedly come first.