If you’re looking for a restoration project car with great history, then look no further as we can now offer this Jaguar E-Type Series 2 ‘Lord Mayors Parade’ car driven by Graham Hill.
Let’s start with its history, a series 2 E-Type manufactured on the 13th April 1970. Finished originally in Sable with Black interior trim, it was sold by Halls of Finchley. In 1973, it was one of four cars selected for the Lord Mayors parade; subsequently the driver on this day was none other than Graham Hill. Some seven years later in November 1980, the car was unfortunately involved in a road accident, albeit the vast majority of the car was untouched however a substantial part of the front end was written off.
The car boasts an outstanding history file, from its original order form from Halls of Finchley stating its original specification and upgrades; newspaper clippings highlight its crash, drawings of street map for Lord Mayor’s parade along with the programme. Furthermore and most impressively, its history file contains letter to and from Jaguar talking about the purchase and further discussion of the car. These documents aren’t just from anyone but are addressed from F.R.W. England, affection ally known as ‘Lofty England’ managing director of Jaguar. A handful of letters were received from Mr England, these were mainly focused around problems that had occurred after its purchase from Halls and how Jaguar would rightfully solve them.
Adding to its history file is detailed documentation from the cars crash. Accompanying this is one folder dedicated to solicitor’s letters, quotes and accident pick up letters. Starting from its crash in November 1980, to 1984 when the fee’s from the crash were finally payed to the owner.
The car currently sits in a sorry state. Its bonnet and all fittings are missing, engine frames are damaged and possible damage to the bulkhead. Furthermore the suspension is misaligned. It’s important to note that this car is being sold as a ‘restoration project’ and therefore many items are missing or will need replacing. However that’s not to say that with a bit of work and time spent on a restoration, this car could be amazing.
Please contact one of our specialists if you would like to book a viewing or find out more about any of the classic cars that we have for sale.
Tel: +44 (0) 1746 765804