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eBay Find of the Day: 1965 Frua-bodied Coombs Jaguar E-Type prototype

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Apr 28th, 2009 at 2:28PM

In 1965, a Jaguar dealer named John Coombs got an idea for an exclusive model. He was doing well selling modified Jaguar Mk 2 sedans, and asked Italian coachbuilder Pietro Frua – yes, the man behind this Camaro – to rework a red E-Type as a test lure for cash-heavy customers. Pietro shortened the car by 30 cm, changed the nose and tail, and repainted the whole lot silver. The car lured hardly anyone, though, and the one Pietro made is the only one that was ever built.After having been around the world and down the tubes cosmetically, the bespoke Jag has undergone a year-long... Read More

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