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E-Type steals the spotlight at Historics sale

An immaculate Series II E-Type was the star attraction at the 29 November Historics at Brooklands auction, selling for £126,500.

The fully restored 1970 Jaguar, the underside of which is even polished, has been the subject of a £50k restoration project that started in 2009. It won the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club concours competition in 2012.

Other noteworthy cars at Historics’ last sale of 2014 included a 1965 Mini Cooper rallied by Louise Aitken-Walker. The full rally spec Morris achieved £1,000 more than its upper estimate, selling for £19,525.

A highly original one-owner Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce also exceeded expectations. The low-mileage 1966 model achieved £34,100 – more than £3,000 above estimate.

Ford models putting in a good showing included a Mk1 Cortina GT that fetched £19,525. Fully restored and fitted with various power upgrades, it was finished in Lotus Cortina colours.

An equally eye-catching Ford also proved popular. Instead of turning this 1968 390GT Shelby Mustang into a Bullet replica, its owner decided to create an Eleanor replica – the car that was the ultimate steal for car thief Nicolas Cage in the 2000 film Gone in 60 Seconds. Among a myriad of upgrades is a Control Freak fully adjustable coilover system on the front suspension. The Ford sold for Â£73,150.

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By Claire Evans

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