For decades debate has raged over which is the Best Jaguar.
But now this title can be applied, quite literally, to a classic V12 E-Type going under the hammer next week.
That’s because it once belonged to the late, legendary former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer George Best.
Few available Jags will be so coveted this year. Experts believe it’s likely to fetch anything from £40,000 to £60,000 at the H&H Classics auction on October 14.
Enzo Ferrari himself hailed the V12 as the world’s “most beautiful” motor ever.
A potted history of Georgie’s jag
A potted history of the Series II Roadster V12
How can I bid (or just view the auction)?
Where? Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Cambs. CB22 4QR
When? Wednesday, October 14
What the expert says
Damian Jones, director of H&H sales, says he is constantly surrounded by the planet’s greatest classics. But even he admits he is personally tempted by this beauty.
He says the machine and its driver are legends and believes there are loads of driving enthusiasts who would love to get behind its wheel.