Wednesday, February 10, 2016



From BT and others comes this story of a restored E-Type Jaguar.

A classic British car left to rust on a French farm has been restored to its former glory is now worth £300,000 and will return to the spotlight at next week’s London Classic Car Show.

But this particular example, E-Type fixed head coupe Chassis No. 15, was discovered in a barn in Cernay, east France, in late 2013. It was more chicken coop than racing coupe, rusted, missing many vital components and covered in farmyard muck.

From the photo it had quite a few vital components missing, such as the engine. Apparently that had to be completely recreated according to the Mail.

Lovely car and all that, but if I rummaged around an old barn, found a couple of legs from an Elizabethan table and rebuilt it, folk would not be so impressed. It most certainly wouldn't be worth anywhere near the price of a genuine Elizabethan table. I'd have to sell it as repro. Different people, different outlook I suppose.


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Sackerson said...

"And shall these bones live?"

Sackerson said...

3,000 hours of highly skilled labour @ £?/hr + parts/energy/workspace rental... it's not for profit, then.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - I can't see much profit there unless the 3000 hours is an exaggeration, but looking at the original condition it probably isn't.