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Jaguar is a Star Car


    A 1971 Jaguar E-Type, with just 32,000 miles from new is one of the star cars in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 12th September. “The Jaguar E-Type made its debut in 1961 and was an instant success with its sleek and stylish design, 0-60 mph time in under 7 seconds and 150 mph top speed.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “The car was commented by Enzo Ferrari as being the most beautiful car in the world. Buyers queued up to own an E-Type with stars including Bridgette Bardot, Steve McQueen and Tony Curtis all being proud drivers of their E-Types.”

    The Jaguar E-Type going under the Charterhouse hammer is a Series III 2+2 coupe from 1971. It has survived in an amazing condition having always been cherished and fastidiously maintained. It has been used sparingly for the past 27 years, having covered an average of just 680 miles each year and still presents itself the same as the day it left the factory.
    Fitted with the 5.3 litre V12 engine and finished in Old English white paintwork on chrome wire wheels this E-Type is an amazing survivor and is estimated at £65,000-70,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer.
    Elsewhere in this specialist classic and vintage car auction there are vehicles from the 1920’s onwards, with restoration project to concours cars. Other marques in the sale include Land Rover, MG, Porsche, Mini, Sunbeam Talbot, Austin Healey, Triumph, Ford, Lotus, Cadillac, VW, Saab Rolls Royce and Austin.
    Viewing for the auction, being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet in on the sale day, Wednesday 12th September from 9am with the sale starting at 12 noon. Alternatively, you can see all the lots on where live internet bidding is also available.

    For further information regarding this sale or to enter a classic and vintage car into their November specialist auction please contact Matthew Whitney or Barbara Anson at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email
    1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 going under the Charterhouse hammer on Wednesday 12th September £65,000-70,000*

    *plus 13.2% buyer’s premium (inc VAT)