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Jaguar E-type coupe tops £60,000 at H&H’s Chateau Impney sale

The 1965 Jaguar is one of only 1,583 Series 1 4.2 coupes produced in right-hand drive form. It had a well-documented history and the 86,200 miles showing on its odometer were substantiated by 19 old MoT certificates and a large collection of invoices.

Recent work, carried out by the Vicarage Motor Company in 2009, included the fitting of a stainless steel exhaust and a carburettor overhaul. The E-type fhc was sold with six months’ MoT and a heritage certificate.

Another rare car, a Rosengart Type LR2/R5, also outstripped its estimate at the sale. An affordable sports car only produced from July 1930 to 1931, the Rosengart was imported to the UK in 1981 and subsequently treated to a ground-up restoration.

It was fitted with a full race engine, (the original was also sold with the car), three-speed crash gearbox, electric SU fuel pump and reproduction alloy two-seater bodywork in preparation for competition use. It has recently been campaigned at Prescott and Shelsey Walsh, and still represents an affordable route into Vintage motorsport. It sold for £17,640, more than £4,500 above its upper estimate.

See all the results of the H&H Chateau Impney sale

Only one car at the sale sold for more than £100,000. A 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster with period race history went for £106,400. It was restored in the 1980s and fitted with an uprated 3.8-litre engine, Monza fuel filler and competition exhaust.

Another fascinating car at the sale was an Allard Palm Beach Mk2. One of only six built, it was displayed at the 1956 Earls Court Motor Show, and had been restored by Alan and Lloyd Allard in 2013. It sold for just under £90,000.

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By Claire Evans

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