I have been looking at this car daily for the last couple weeks, heard it run etc, but this seems a bit high even given the recent restoration. I'm potentially a first time Jaguar owner and dont want to blow it.
Kevin, if you like it and can afford it and it looks good, you could either buy it on trust or check it over.
If youdon't want to pay someone to do that then do it yourself after reading up what to look out for. There have been thousands of people in your position, which is why there are Buyer's Guides available.
Look in the Shoppe here for a Buyers Guide specifically for the V12 E-types and another for the sixes. The few dollars they cost are bound to be recouped several times over in helping you spot a few bargaining issues, or they will confirm a safe bet or show you why you should walk away. It looks a nice car but you can't get expert commentary without someone looking at it. Becoming your own expert is not impossible if you take care and read up a little. I wouldn't pay this much for a first Jag without doing some research.
Pete Crespin, Gaithersburg, MD66 D-type, 62 FHC, 2x70 FHC