Unique Jaguar up for auction

Jaguar ‘E2A’, the prototype racer that provided the link between the D-type and E-type, is expected to sell for over £3.5million when auctioned in California in August.

The semi-monocoque car was raced at Le Mans in 1960 by Dan Gurney and Walt Hansgen for Briggs Cunningham, and was later driven by Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren. It was built when Sir William Lyons decreed that Jaguar’s sporting success should benefit production, and has been in the same family since the late 1960s. Penny Graham has kept the car in highly original condition, running it on special occasions.