This 1964 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Coupe is in need of a restoration. It sat in storage for over 30 years before finally being pulled out and listed for sale recently on eBay Motors . Originally painted in rare "Opalescent Golden Sand," the car now wears a host of different colors and patterns on its well-worn body.
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Though it could certainly use a repaint, we posit the question: Would you restore this E-Type to its original glory, or leave it as-is and display its patina proudly?
It's a tough choice considering the rarity of the color, but there are a few things worth noting. The selling dealer says the non-original 3.8-liter straight-six fires right up, but recommends the buyer get a full inspection done to make sure the car is actually drivable. The car looks totally complete, with a full interior and a (mostly) rust-free chassis. The underside and engine bay look surprisingly clean as well.
Personally, I'd just make sure the drivetrain, brakes, and suspension were all sorted, then drive it as-is. There are hundreds of perfectly restored E-Types out there, but this one is truly unique. What about you? Would you keep the car looking like it does in the pictures, or would you bring it back to factory condition? Let us know in the comments below.