A Treasure Trove of Long-Forgotten Vintage Jaguars Was Just Discovered in a UK Greenhouse
More than 30 cars, including several E-Types, are expected to be cleaned up and sold.
You never know where you’re gonna find a forgotten vintage car. In recent years we’ve seen long-lost vehicles discovered everywhere from suburban garages to old barns. At times it almost seems as if they grow on trees—or, at least in one case, a greenhouse.
That’s right, a treasure trove of classic Jaguars was recently discovered in a greenhouse in Beaulieu, England, reports Autoblog. And now that collection of over 30 vehicles is going up for sale, giving Jaguar aficionados a chance to purchase some cars no one knew still existed. And for those interested in starting a collection of the classic British sports cars, there’s probably never been a better place to start.
The exciting find was made by Beaulieu Garage who were called in to take a look at the collection of dilapidated cars last month. And while the majority of the newly discovered cars are in need of massive restoration work, they were all vintage Jaguars and mostly E-Types at that. Having worked out a deal with the owner, the garage now plans to clean the cars up and start putting them up for sale.
“We have spent this week recovering these cars and they are now at our storage facility,” the shop wrote in an update on its Facebook page. “Condition-wise there’s a few you could probably get running in a couple of days but most are more long term projects. All definitely need some work before they are put back on the road. We are still cataloguing exactly what we have and will be posting the cars up for sale with lots of pictures soon so please follow us for updates.”
The first of the greenhouse finds to go up for sale is a left-hand drive 1960 XK150 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupe (pictured at top) that could be yours for £40,000 (about A$77,000). Originally sent to the US, the cream-coloured sports car, which has a sand-coloured top and torn red leather interior, is in need of some work but remains a great example of one of the marque’s finest cars. Plus, the garage claims its the last of the model to have ever been produced in the classic paint scheme.
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