The ‘lost’ lightweight Jaguar E-type discovered in a garage in Los Angeles earlier this summer has been purchased on behalf of an anonymous client by British restorers Lynx Motors International at an auction in Monterey.
Success at the sale – the hammer fell at a hefty US$872,000 including premium – has thrilled Lynx’s John Mayston-Taylor, who already has grand plans for the lightweight racer.
“We have saved it from a fate worse than death,” said Mayston -Taylor. “It was going to end up as an American concours car. We are treating this Jaguar in the same way one would an original oil painting. It really is the most significant discovery within the marque in recent times.”
The Lightweight, which has turned just 2,600 miles since being built in 1963; will be raced in select event next season. MF