Owner crashes £100,000 classic Jaguar in Ely - just moments after completing its restoration

This fully restored 1973 E-Type Jaguar was left looking worse for wear after its owner crashed into

This fully restored 1973 E-Type Jaguar was left looking worse for wear after its owner crashed into a lamp post in Ely on Monday. - Credit: Archant

A classic car owner crashed his £100,000 classic Jaguar – just minutes after jumping into the driving seat after restoring it to its former glory.

PC Ali McKenzie of Ely police was called to the scene of the accident at Angel Drove, Ely on Monday (June 6), where he found the owner’s fully restored 1973 V12 E-Type Jaguar crumpled into a lamp post.

It is understood that the driver of the classic car – which sell for around £100,000 – had only just hit the road in the iconic vehicle after spending years on restoring it.

Luckily the driver wasn’t injured, but his wallet will seemingly feel the full force of the accident, with repairs expected to cost thousands of pounds.

PC McKenzie said: “We’ve seen a lot of vehicles damaged on our roads recently, but I can honestly say that I haven’t seen anything quite as nice as this one in a long time. It’s a great shame.

“The car had recently been fully restored with a painstaking attention to detail, and had only been out on the road briefly before the accident happened.

“We have having to deal with very unpredictable conditions on the roads at the moment - please do take care.”