A ‘barn find’ E-type Jaguar – the last Series 2 roadster to leave the Jaguar plant at Browns Lane – heads the entry for Barons’ British Heritage Sale at Sandown Park on Tuesday, July 30th.

The vendor – and only owner – bought this important car new from Jaguar in 1971, after seeing it displayed on a perspex plinth in the British Leyland showroom in London’s Piccadilly. Over the next five years he covered 55,000 miles in the car, which was always serviced at Jaguar Cars in Coventry, with the work overseen by Jaguar’s then service manager, Mr Norbury.

The vendor put the car into storage in 1976, and it has been barn-stored ever since, so has not been driven in some 37 years. Although now requiring full restoration, the car is totally complete, and comes with its original toolkit. The estimate for this fascinating car – the ultimate restoration project for any fan of the quintessential British sports car – is £35,000-£45,000.