‘Barn Finds’ are all the rage these days, and the term is bandied around rather loosely, often being used to refer to any knackered old banger that has been abandoned under a tarp in somebody’s back garden for decades.

However, this 1962 Jaguar E-Type Coupe qualifies for the ‘barn find’ tag in its purist form, having emerged from 35 years of storage in a barn in Moray, northeast Scotland.

It is being offered for sale with no reserve by H&H at their sale in Buxton on July 19th. They describe it as ‘an absolute gem,’ adding: ‘This delightful sleeping beauty is totally original in every way – matching numbers, complete, Heritage certificate, V5C, registration number 399 ELC – and has just 66,551 miles on the clock. It is estimated to sell for £30,000 to £40,000 and will make the perfect restoration project.’

Roger Nowell of the H&H Classics sales team was the lucky man to discover this gem. He said: “The joy of this job is that now and then you stumble across a car that you just know is going to excite other car lovers as much as it excites you. The E-Type is such an iconic symbol of its time and our motoring history. It was utterly revolutionary in its day and had a massive influence on the automotive industry.”

For further details of this auction see H&H