It does surprise that rare and valuable cars are still found rotting in sheds, barns, fields, and gardens. The latest discovery is a 1963 Series 1, 3.8 E-Type Jaguar. Estimated to sell for £100,000, yet needing extensive restoration, goodness knows what it’ll be worth when renovated.
The local interest is that the car had lain under a tarpaulin cover in a Mr Frank Riches garden in Bisley for 30 years.
On my country walks I’ll have to be more observant and see if I can spot a treasured old car quietly rotting away. Although, I’ve no idea what I’d do if I found one, or what’s rare and valuable, or just if it’s rusting junk. Here’s a photo of the car. Interested in it, then visit Coys auction house for details. It’s fully described as item 113 in the catalogue.