Who would have thought a chunk of rusted iron found in a garden in France has now turned into a treasure of great value. Yes, rusty iron frame-shaped cars were piled into a bird's nest, and weeds that turned out to be a rare classic supercar, the Jaguar E-type.
As quoted of Mirror on Thursday, February 11, 2016, after making restoration process for approximately 3,000 hours, the British-made rare car ready to be exhibited at the London Classic Car Show will be held at the ExCel exhibition center, in London, February 18 to 21, 2016.
|The car had rusted away under some covers in a garden. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1TWh06S)|
|The rare 1961 Jaguar E-type now restored to its former glory. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1TWh06S)|
According to the Classic Motor Cars Managing Director, Nick Goldthorp, with a body that was found full of rust, his team did a lot of restoration process from nuts to bolts. Evidently, it is very challenging if we look its very poor condition when found.
The classic sport sedan that found is a 1961 coupe model that has chassis number 15. With all the restoration, now the car is back similar to the original one, such as repainting the exterior in pearl gray and light blue interior.
|When the car found, only the structure of the car remained. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1TWh06S)|
|It transformed into its original condition by 3,000 hours of hard work. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1TWh06S)|
"And this makes the Jaguar E-Type only one which manufactured the same as in the era of 1961," said Goldthorp. He also said, when the car was found apparently belongs to someone who bought it in 1976.
If the restoration car of 1961 Jaguar E-Type on sale, this classic car is estimated to be worth up to £300,000, or about Rp.5.9 billion. However, if saw the rarity of the car, the price can be much more expensive. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MIRROR]
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