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15 of the best British classics on sale at Bonhams' Paris auction

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 2 of 16: Price estimate: £120,000 to £160,000 Jaguar’s E-type remains the quintessential British sports car, and the Series 1 iteration was arguably its purest form in both looks and performance.Equipped with a 3.8-litre engine from the XK6, this Series 1 might lack the power of its younger 4.2-litre sibling but, recently refurbished and mechanically overhauled, it’s a stunning example all the same.One of 7,828 Series 1s built, the Carmen Red Roadster is notable for its matching numbers engine and, more importantly, the period radio – which is still in working order. Nice touch.

1. 1962 Jaguar E-type "Series 1" 3.8-Litre Roadster

Price estimate: £120,000 to £160,000

Jaguar’s E-type remains the quintessential British sports car, and the Series 1 iteration was arguably its purest form in both looks and performance.

Equipped with a 3.8-litre engine from the XK6, this Series 1 might lack the power of its younger 4.2-litre sibling but, recently refurbished and mechanically overhauled, it’s a stunning example all the same.

One of 7,828 Series 1s built, the Carmen Red Roadster is notable for its matching numbers engine and, more importantly, the period radio – which is still in working order. Nice touch.

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