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Jaguar E-type: Buying guide and review (1961-1974)

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More column inches of purple prose must have been devoted to the Jaguar E-type than any other car. So let’s not try. Let’s take it as a given that the E-type is as beloved as the late Queen Mum and just as much a symbol of everything that put the Great into Britain. Let’s ask, instead – why has this car, which was a long way from perfect even when it was brand new in 1961, achieved a near-mythical status? And why has Jaguar yet to come up with anything more memorable?
The E-type is certainly one of a mere handful of British vehicles that are instantly recognisable to people who have absolutely no interest in motoring. It’s become a mobile cliché of the Swinging Sixties; Mike Myers’ ‘Shaguar’ E-type in the Austin Powers movies was supposedly inspired by ’60s heart-throb Simon Dee driving away with the blonde in the E-type at the end of his TV chat show, Dee Time. 
Real-life celebrity owners such as footballer George Best (‘I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered...’) gave the E-type a louche, caddish image that was probably the last thing Sir William Lyons intended and yet was ironically in keeping with Jaguar’s well-established reputation as ‘the Bentley of Wardour Street’ – a thoroughfare in the heart of London’s Soho that in the 1950s was a synonym for sleaze and vulgarity.
Which brings us to the crux of the matter, the E-type’s looks. Men and women are shallow creatures when it comes to judging by appearances, and the E-type has that kind of immediately accessible sex appeal that will never go out of fashion. Even the Italians were impressed: Enzo Ferrari reputedly called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ – though one suspects that, like most great quotes, this one may not be entirely reliable. 
Great looks, fab engine; shame about the brakes, seats and gearbox. OK, that’s being slightly harsh, but the E-type was  awed even by the standards of 1961. The brakes were discs all round – good – but they weren’t up to keeping a hard-driven 140mph-plus E-type in check – bad. The simple bucket seats were not terribly comfortable and there wasn’t enough room for taller drivers, while the Moss gearbox was as slow and obstructive as it had always been in previous XKs. Rumour has it that it was designed for a pre-war truck.
On the other hand, the independent rear suspension was a genuine innovation (take that, Ferrari, with your beam rear axles – pah!) that gave the E-type a comfortable ride and superb roadholding. And that was a key reason why E-types could be raced, and win, straight out of the box, as drivers such as Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and many more immediately proved. Jaguar’s reputation for building cars that really shifted without rattling the occupants’  llings started with the E-type.
With looks, pace, power, engineering and heritage, the Jag also offered an extra quality – relative affordability. While Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche et al had worthy rivals, they were much more costly. That price differential has remained; a superb E-type can now be valuable, but an equivalent DB4 or 250GT will cost rather more.
Which one to buy?
It’s easy to overlook the differences between the various iterations of E-type, but they’re highly significant. Buy the wrong car and you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about. Also, don’t get taken in by the glamour of the roadster when the coupé is more affordable and every bit as good to drive. 
Generally, the earlier the E-type, the more desirable and expensive it is. Later cars do offer something more of a relaxed GT experience, while the earlier cars are the more sporting and focused driving machines. Which one you go for really depends on how you intend on using your classic Jaguar. 
There’s also the question of originality. The E-type is one of the most receptive classic cars to upgrades, and most cars will have received a few modifications along the way. If you’re not too fussed about the car retaining every original detail, then there are many new parts that can improve reliability, performance and drivability. A few companies also offer cars ready built to more modern usable standards, such as Eagle. 
Original right-hand-drive cars are a lot rarer than you’d think. Around 85 per cent of production was exported, so many right-hand-drive cars have been converted from left-hand drive at some point. Just ensure the car you buy is what it claims to be. Check it has the correct engine and that it’s not a roadster, which left the factory as a coupé. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is invaluable in providing details of the car’s original spec. 
If the car does need work there’s no need to fret about parts availability, because everything is available to revive an E-type, no matter how tired. With the right tools and enough time, a competent home mechanic can tackle just about any job that’s likely to crop up. 
Few cars at any price are as rewarding to own or drive as a well-restored E-type. And there’s the rub; it must be properly renovated if it is to give any pleasure – and there’s a huge amount of enjoyment to be gained from E-type ownership.

What about the Lightweight Jaguar E-type?
How did Jaguar make the E-type quick enough to keep up with (and even beat) the racebred GTO? Simple. It added lightness. Only two years after Jaguar launched the road car, it followed the precedent set by John Coombs’ racing prototype. When the 12 factory Lightweights appeared, they all employed a much lighter aluminium alloy main body tub, as well as 18-gauge aluminium bonnet, doors and bootlid. Result: the E-type shed around 120kg compared with the standard car – actually making it lighter than the 1078kg of the Ferrari.
More power followed too, thanks to Lucas fuel injection for the newly dry-sumped engine, which also featured an aluminium block in place of the heavy iron one of the standard car’s, while the race-bred D-type donated its cylinder head. The Manufacturers’ Championship rules changed from sports cars to GTs in 1963, opening the E-type up to a racing world dominated by the GTO, the Chevrolet Corvette and soon the Shelby Cobra. Don’t go looking for headline wins at Le Mans and Sebring in the Lightweight’s racing history. Instead, this car became a class-winning privateer’s dream, outpacing the Ferrari and the ’Vette over shorter distances.
Unfortunately, those alloy-block engines were prone to overheating, so the long-distance races of the Lightweight’s era remained the preserve of its rivals while Jaguar developed the stillborn mid-engined XJ13 racer. 
Performance and specs
Engine 3781cc, in-line six-cylinder
Power 265bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 260lb ft @ 4000rpm
Top speed 150mph 
0-60mph 6.9 seconds 
Fuel consumption 17.9mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Dimensions and weight
Wheelbase 2438mm
Length 4375mm
Width 1657mm
Height 1225mm
Kerb weight 1234kg
Common problems
• The 1961-1971 E-type’s iconic XK unit is renowned for its durability as long as it’s looked after. Capable of giving 150,000 miles between rebuilds, the straight-six isn’t especially stressed unless regularly thrashed – and few owners drive hard.

• Get it up to temperature before testing; listen for any knocks or rattles. Check for oil leaks as well as exhaust smoke; expect a few wisps on start-up, but things should soon settle. Once fully warm, look for at least 40psi on the pressure gauge with the engine turning over at 3000rpm.

• Make sure the cooling fan cuts in on tickover. If the temperature gauge needle keeps climbing, the engine may well have overheated once: evidence of a blown head gasket is white ‘mayonnaise’ on the oil filler cap. If the motor is smoking badly or it’s very rattly, it’ll need total rebuild.

• The V12 that arrived in 1971 is an all-time great; properly kept it’ll do 200,000 miles. Poor maintenance leads to overheating, so idle the engine for a few minutes and watch the gauge. Harshness points to previous overheating having distorted the long block and heads. These are alloy, so anti-freeze must be maintained otherwise internal corrosion is guaranteed, leading to a less-efficient cooling system that ensures even worse overheating.

• Low oil pressure at idle isn’t a problem, but check for at least 45lb (preferably 55lb) at 2500rpm. Leaks are common at the rear crankshaft seal; once it’s failed, a full rebuild is needed. Cars that have been run infrequently are especially likely to suffer from this, as the seal dries out then wears more readily.

• The V12 has 20 rubber coolant hoses; the replacement of perished ones is very involved as the water rails and carbs have to be removed. They must also be to the correct reinforced spec; the coolant system runs at 15psi (earlier E-types are just 4 psi).

• The original rubber fuel lines will now be brittle, while the Zenith-Stromberg carbs go out of tune when their diaphragms perish. Rebuilt carbs are the best solution; there are four at £350 each. Incidentally, the V12 happily runs on unleaded, as hardened valve seats were factory fitted.

• E-type gearbox and driveline issues? There’s little to worry about here, but listen for clonks that signify worn universal joints or whining that betrays a dodgy diff. Fixing the former is straightforward; the latter is less easy and rather more costly. 

• Gearboxes are also strong, but the recalcitrance of the Moss unit on 3.8-litre cars is legendary. It’s noisier than the later one, too, so don’t expect a ‘box that’s especially easy or pleasant to use, particularly when selecting first or reverse. 

• Most V12s have a three-speed Borg Warner Model 12 auto, yet the Jaguar four-speed manual is more sought after. They’re both durable, but the latter can suffer from weak synchro on second and third; check for difficulty selecting gears when cold. 

• If ratio changes are jerky on the auto, or there’s any slipping, a service involves fresh fluid, filters and band adjustment. For an overhaul, budget £1100. Clutches, diffs and driveshafts are durable, but check for vibrations, clonks or whines.

• What about the suspension, steering and brakes? Jack up each wheel and rock it diagonally, feeling for wear in the bushes and bearings. If there is no play at the rear, the bearings have been set too tight and will probably overheat and fail. There are some in the hub as well as the lower fulcrum; a little play in each of these can lead to what feels like an alarming amount of movement at the wheel, but it should be no more than an eighth of an inch or so.

• Remove the rear wheels and look at the axle cage mountings, which can perish or break. If you’ve already driven the car by now and it feels rather lively at the back, it could be due to rear-wheel steering as a result of the wear. While you’re under there, ensure there’s no oil leaking from the diff onto the inboard rear brakes. 

• Any signs of trouble and it’s an axle-out job to sort. If there are creaks from the rear suspension, it’ll be because the lower hub pivots have corroded; if not greased regularly they wear rapidly or seize.

• At the front there shouldn’t be nearly as much play, but don’t be surprised if you can detect a small amount. If it’s bearing wear, that’s easy to sort, but it might be worn lower wishbone balljoints. These act directly on the wishbone, which can be shimmed only so much before replacements are needed at a little over £100 per side. 

• The rack-and-pinion steering is reliable, but wear in the column joints is normal; replacement is easy. The brakes should feel very strong, but imbalance is usually caused by that oil on the discs we mentioned. 

• The handbrake can also give problems; the self-adjusting mechanism often seizes through lack of greasing. Try to roll the car on a level surface and see if it quickly grinds to a halt; if it does, fixing is simply a case of freeing off and lubing.

• Although steel wheels were standard, chromed wires are now fitted to many V12s. The usual checks for damaged spokes and worn splines are essential; this is especially important with a V12 because of the torque generated.
Model history
May 1957: First E-type prototype ‘E1A’ hits the road.
October 1960: Jaguar XK150 production ends.
March 1961: E-type first shown to the press at the Geneva motor show. It went on sale at just £2097 for the roadster and £2196 for the coupe.
October 1964: New 4.2-litre engine launched. Power unchanged but torque figure improved.
March 1966: Larger 2+2 model announced at Geneva motor show. 
October 1967: Mildly updated E-type (S1.5) goes on sale.
1968: Series 2 E-Type launched, with many cosmetic changes and refinements brought in to satisfy US customers
March 1971: V12-engined Series 3 Jaguar E-type launched.
September 1974: E-type production ends
Owners clubs, forums and websites
• www.jec.org.uk
• www.jaguardriver.co.uk
• www.jaguarownersclub.com
• www.sngbarratt.com
Summary and prices
Crucially, there’s no such thing as a bargain E-type. It’s quite common for someone to buy an example that’s priced at £20,000 below what would be expected. Then the new owner starts delving and discovers that to get the model up to the standard they were expecting, it needs £50,000 spent on it.
Starting with the Series 1, top condition FHC models cost up to £165,000, although concours examples might go for more. Decent examples can be picked up for between £65,000-£110,000, while rusty projects can still be found for £40,000. The Roadsters are considerably more expensive, topping out at £225,000, while usable runners can be picked up for £100,000-£130,000. Budget around £60,000 for a restoration project. Later 4.2-litre cars are generally valued at around the same level. 
Moving on to the Series 1.5 and Series 2 cars, for around £100,000, you can get one of the best coupe examples, or pay £135,000 for a roadster. These models are easier to live with, and represent the most common models, making it a popular choice if you plan on using it regularly. Budget around £35,000-£55,000 for a decent running coupe, and £70,000-£100,000 for the average roadster. 
The 2+2 is generally the bargain of the E-type range, and while it does look a little awkward compared to the normal models, it is considerably roomier inside, and prices for good cars range from £30,000-£65,000. 
The final V12 models also represent good value, especially in coupe form. Pay anywhere from £18,000-£50,000 for one of these in running condition, with £75,000 being the upper limit for one of the best. Roadsters are actually valued much higher, and you will generally pay twice as much as the equivalent coupe. 
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Last updated: 12th Oct 2016
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €117,500(£104,763) €117,500(£104,763)

    Very nice 1966 Jaguar E-type series 1 OTS in the color combination of Red paint with Beige interior. Great driver with excellent mechanics very nice paint and chrome and a beautiful beige interior trim. This E-type was built on the 27th of April 1965. On the 6th of May the car was dispatched through Jaguar Cars New York to its first owner Don Lorraine. Great running period correct Jaguar E-type engine, comes with a Heritage Certificate and is currently on Dutch EU registration. Please contact us to make an appointment to view this E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. We are always looking for similar cars for outright purchase or to sell on a commission basis.

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 73365 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    E-type Center Europe
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

    £84,995 £84,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster Introduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150mph top speed. Nowadays it would be impossible for a single model to cause such a stir but here was a civilized production sports car that looked like a Le Mans prototype and could outperform just about anything else on the road. The E-Type’s design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburettor, ‘S’ unit first offered as an option on the XK150. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint; firstly because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. The first significant up-grade occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gear

    • Mileage: 38100 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £199,000 £199,000

    1961 Jaguar E Type FHC Manufactured in September 1961 this is chassis 55 which is a LHD car that has been converted to RHD whilst undergoing a full restoration which was completed in 2016. The following upgrades have been fitted:- • Five speed gearbox • Triple Webber Carburettors • D Type Cams with bigger valves • Six branch manifold • Aluminium radiator • Electric cooling fan The original gearbox is still with the car so it is a matching numbers E Type. The car has covered less than 500 miles since being restored and is in excellent condition. We will complete the running in program and then service the car so it is ready for the new owner to drive and enjoy.

    • Year: pre 1900
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €179,000(£159,596.40) €179,000(£159,596.40)

    Jaguar E-Type OTS LHD FLAT FLOOR This Jaguar has a desirable colour combination, Carmen Red body, black leather/vinyl interior & black soft top. It is a flat floor model from November 1961. The car comes with lots of receipts and documentation. It has been kept original and matching with sensible upgrades e.g. full synchro gear box, stainless steel manifold & exhaust, electronic ignition, Coopercarf front brake calibers, new Daytona wire wheels with Michelin XVS tires. With those upgrades it is well prepared for tours & long leg trips. It's a great driver and still very presentable. It is priced reasonably, €179K which is about $200K. Hagerty price guide for a Good (#3) states an average value as $209K.

    • Year: 1961
    • Engine size: 3.8
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    Jukka Aunola

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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £315,000 £315,000

    1961 Jaguar E Type FHC The E-Type that turned heads at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show has been brought back to its former glory by world-leading restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC). Chassis No. 15 was the fifteenth right hand drive fixed head coupe E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961 and was used as a press car at the Scottish Motor Show held at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, in November that year. The car then moved on to private ownership and went missing for decades until CMC discovered it in Cernay, France, in late 2013. Exactly 2,956hrs were spent restoring every nut and bolt of this E-Type at CMC’s modern workshops in Bridgnorth, saving as much of the original car as possible and bringing back its show-stopping condition. Tim Leese, Managing Director of Classic Motor Cars, said: “We found Chassis No. 15 in Cernay, a French town close to the border with Germany. It had been owned by the same person since 1976, who dismantled it probably some twenty years ago and that is as far as he got. “The car was underneath some covers in a garden, very rusty and corroded – there was even a bird’s nest in the rear quarter! We carried out a full nut and bolt restoration, which proved to be quite a challenge due to the sorry state in which it was found.” However, CMC is known to never back down from a challenging restoration and has a reputation for having restored some of the most historic E-Types, including Lofty England’s Chassis No. 4, the Lindner-Nöcker Lightweight and 1VHP, the first right hand drive fixed head coupe off the production line. Tim said: “No detail was too small and extensive work has been carried out in the paint and trim shops so that the car can now boast its original colour combination of pearl grey exterior and light blue interior, being the only one produced in those colours in 1961. “This was one of the six E-Types on display at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show. After restoring it to its former glory, we thought it was only fitting that the car returned to the centre stage 55 years later and what could be better than the London Classic Car Show.”

    • Year: pre 1900
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III Roadster

    £50,375 £50,375

    Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1974 Jaguar E-type V12 Series III Roadster in the unusual factory colors of Dark Blue with Red (Russet) leather interior. 4 speed, A/C and chrome wire wheels. 78,000 miles. Came from the family of a deceased JCNA member who owned it for many years. Very good car throughout. Matching numbers engine, correct colors, etc, as verified by its Heritage Certificate. Fantastic rust and accident free body with superb paint. Excellent chrome. Interior is superb and appears to be original. Mechanically excellent, just sent by us to British European in San Pedro where they did around $3000 in service and repairs. Runs and drives very well, good power, great syncros, etc. Inspections encouraged, all sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.

    • Year: 1974
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £160,000 £160,000

    Jaguar E-Type Series three V12 roadster December 1972. Finished in unmarked gleaming signal red with a beige hide interior. Power steering new chrome wire wheels white side tyres cd player and stereo system spare wheel never used Totally rebuilt to a new standard in every respect, over £85,000 has been spent. Huge history file (including all restoration pictures), handbook present, it has covered 26,000 miles from new, two owners from new, never seen rain and kept in a heated garage. You will not find a better example.

    • Year: 1972
    • Engine size: 5.3
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  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

    $250,000(£204,325) $250,000(£204,325)

    On March 15th, 1961, the world was introduced to Jaguar’s latest creation, the E-Type. On its debut, the car made an enormous impression on the fortunate 200 media members who witnessed its unveiling. The striking appearance of the E-Type was the main catalyst for the initial excitement, but the looks weren’t the only things going exceptionally well for the E-Type. Its performance figures were stout and it had an equally refreshing price to boot. Jaguar’s newest masterpiece released 265 horsepower to the rear wheels, propelling it to a top speed of 150 miles per hour. In 1961, numbers like these usually meant spending upwards of $10,000, but to a great surprise, the E-Type was only $5,500. Undoubtedly, Jaguar’s E-Type was one of the best performance buys in all of Europe. Even though the car itself was completely new, the heart of the beast was the same 3.8 liter 6-cylinder power plant used in the previous Jaguar XK150S. The 3.8 was wonderful in the XK150S, and worked even better in the state-of-the-art E-Type chassis in thanks to the sleek body and 150 pound weight loss from the XK150. One of the many reasons why the E-Type turned out and performed to such a high standard was due to Jaguar’s racing program. Jaguar won the 24 Hour of LeMans 5 times between 1951 and 1957, and after the 1957 victory, Jaguar was in need of producing a new sports car to keep the company moving forward. The need for a new car led to the assembly of two prototypes in the late 1950’s, the E1A and E2A. E1A was heavily tested by Jaguar while E2A was turned into a race car in 1960 where the car was lent to Briggs Cunningham and raced by Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, and Bruce McLaren. Between E1A and E2A, Jaguar used the best features from both cars to formulate the perfect platform for their new machine. This is one of the finest E Types we’ve seen. Dispatched from Coventry on January 8, 1963, chassis 878834 has undergone a complete ground up nut & bolt restoration, by a Pebble Beach multiple award winning restoration shop.  This was not a car done for a customer, this was a car built for the owner of the shop for his own personal use, and as such it is simply stunning. Originally finished in cream over red leather, the restorer wanted the car to stand out from the myriad of E Types out there, and chose to restore the car in one Jaguar’s prettiest, correct, but seldom seen combination of Opalescent Dark Blue with grey leather.  The build is set off by wide whitewall tires, as often fitted to early E Types when new, but rarely seen today.  The interior is fabulous, and the level of detail continues, down to the correct shift knob and original radio.  The Stayfast top has never been lowered. Of course the car retains its original matching number engine, which is detailed to better than new standards.  The boot contains the proper jack and original tool set, and included with the sale is the Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate. The quality to which this car was restored unquestionably shows the level of detail and finesse a Pebble Beach restorer would put into any one of their builds.  This car is exquisite in every way and is ready to shown or driven.

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  • 1974 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

    $125,000(£102,162.50) $125,000(£102,162.50)

    In the early 1970’s, Jaguar gave its perennial E-Type a major makeover. While it might be hard to imagine the lusciously styled Jag ever needing a refresh, there was a lot of pressure on Jaguar to keep the car in compliance with ever stricter safety and emissions standards, and still keep it performing on par with the competition. For 1972, the heavily redesigned Series III E-Type was unveiled. It was longer, lower, wider and featured new styling that, while still clearly an E-type, was flatter and more modern than before. The biggest change lay under the long, forward hinged bonnet. The iconic 4.2 liter twin-cam inline-six “XK” engine was out, and in its place was a new, all-alloy, single overhead-cam V12 displacing 5.4 liters. The twelve breathed through a quartet of Stromberg carburetors, and put its copious torque to the ground through a choice of automatic or four-speed manual transmission. The chassis was essentially the same layout, though made wider, longer and stronger to accommodate the new drivetrain. Four wheel disc brakes provided excellent stopping power. The new E-type V12 was a softer car than its predecessor with a more generously sized cabin that was comfortable and relaxed. The power steering system is highly boosted, but still provides surprising levels of feedback to the driver, and the silken V12 delivers strong performance in a very subdued and quiet manner. Still very much a true Jaguar E-Type, the Series III manages to give the driver an altogether different experience from the earlier cars, while still maintaining the feel and experience of a proper Jaguar sports car. This lovely Primrose Yellow 1974 E-Type roadster is an exceptionally low mileage car that has been extensively restored to a very high standard. The odometer reads a scant 18,474 miles, which is believed to be true mileage. This car comes equipped with the very rare factory hard top option which transforms the look of the car. The attractive primrose paint is in beautiful condition, and is considered by many to be one of the best shades for the Series III E-Type. Exterior, undercarriage and engine bay have all been fully restored with hardly a nut or screw left unturned. Proper paints and finished were used throughout to give this car a showroom fresh appearance, especially under the bonnet where the big V12 is simply gleaming. Like the engine bay, the undercarriage has been beautifully restored to the same standard. Thanks to the exceptionally low mileage, the black leather cabin was restored as needed, with much of the cockpit remaining in very good original condition. Seats and carpets appear new, while the vinyl dash panel, console and instruments appear to be original. A new black soft top was fitted, along with a black top boot, and the original hard top was repainted, though it retains its original headlining and trim, all in very good shape. Any Series III E-Type roadster looks good with the hard top in place, and this car is particularly stunning with the black top against the Primrose body. With lowered suspension, it’s all very purposeful with a nice balance of aggression and elegance. A full stainless steel exhaust has been fitted to provide lifetime service and a rich mellow sound track. Along with the aforementioned hard top, this example is equipped with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission, factory air conditioning, and a trunk mounted luggage rack. Period appropriate Vredestien blackwall radials ride on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Even the trunk has been properly restored with correct tan Hardura upholstery. The twelve-cylinder Series III was once the neglected model in the E-Type family, but a new resurgence in interest has seen value and collectability on the rise for these excellent GT cars. Few opportunities come along to acquire a late E-Type in such fine condition as this, especially one as well optioned and with such remarkably low miles.

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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC


    This Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC was manufactured on the 13th October 1969 and was distributed by British Leyland, New York, USA. The car left the factory in Silver with Red leather with manual transmission. The car arrived into the UK in late 2015 in original specification and was MOT tested in February and fully UK registered by March 2016. The E-Type is currently under evaluation and further details will follow shortly.

    • Year: 1969
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  • 1962 Jaguar E-Type SI Roadster


    Introduced in 3.8 litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. While, inevitably, the car's stupendous straight-line performance and gorgeous looks grabbed the headlines, there was a lot more to the E-Type beneath the skin. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type and, indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor. Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lb less than the XK150 and, secondly, because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. Believed to be the 1,515 car to leave the production line, this handsome example was exported directly to Jaguar Canada on the 30t

    • Year: 2016
    For sale
  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 RHD

    £130,000 £130,000

    Age: 1963 Transmission: 4 Speed Moss Box Colour: Dove Grey with Red Leather 1963 original RHD full matching car 3.8 Series 1 FHC. Has received light restoration but retained superb patina. The car looks stunning its combination of Dove Grey exterior and red leather. The engine has been rebuilt and drives as it should. With RHD coupes in such demand we do not expect this car to be around for long. First to see will buy.

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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE 1966 1 Series 1966

    £23,500 £23,500

    Just in from the USA a matching numbers 1 Series Jaguar E Type 4.2. Whilst is is largely complete it is obviously in need of a major restoration. New floors, sills etc. Its worth GBP 70000-GBP 80000 finished. Fantastic investment at this price. It would be best to view this vehicle in person. World wide delivery arranged.

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  • JAGUAR E Type Roadster

    £109,950 £109,950

    An unrestored Series 2 E Type Roadster with Matching Numbers. This E-Type was manufactured 02/12/1968, and dispatched from the factory 31/12/1968 to suppling dealer Peter Lindner of Germany. The car's first owner was an American service man Dr Donald Kahn, when he had finished his tour in Germany the car returned to Birmingham, Alabama, USA with Dr Kahn. While in Alabama the E-Type was maintained by Jaguar specialist Louis England of "The Auto Shop Inc", right up until it's transfer of ownership to the second and present owner Roger Oyston in November 1996. The E-Type was duly repatriated back to the UK and registered on 09/04/1997. In its present ownership the E-Type has done less than 3000miles however has been cherished and lavishly maintained with no expense spared, with full documented history, including all of its MOT's and tax discs, photos, invoices and videos, it was treated to a bare metal respray in 1999 staying with the original colour of Signal Red. Likewise was treated to new stainless steel wire wheels, tyres and spinners only recently. This E-Type has to be one of the best unrestored examples available, included in the sale are numerous spares, one being a brand new

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 54000 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type 4,2 Roadster


    Jaguar E-Type 4,2 Roadster Equipment: Ekstrem fin stand Billeder af restaurering Heritage Certificat Matching numbers flot farve kombination skal ses og opleves Serie 1 Roadster Hvem kommer først.

    • Year: 1967
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC

    £89,995 £89,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC This superb Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC is a July 1968 built car, with matching numbers confirmed by its Heritage Certificate. As far as we can reasonably determine it has just 44,000 miles recorded from new. While Jaguar itself never recognised a "Series 1½" or "Series 1.5", over time, this sub-category has been recognised by the Jaguar Owners Club of Great Britain. The 4.2 litre Series 1 was made in model years 1965-1967 whilst the Series 1½ cars were made in model year 1968, the hardtop versions of the Series 1½'s having chassis numbers 1E34250 - 1E35815. Originally a European 2.88 rear axle Tri-Carb specification car; our example was supplied to the German Jaguar Importer and racing driver Peter Linder (co-owner of the famous Linder/Nocker lightweight E-Type which he raced at Le Mans in 1964). There are four German owners (three private and one business) documented in the original German papers which are present, along with a buff logbook called 'Kraftfahrzeugbrief' this is fully stamped and verifies the above information and the ownership history below: The first owner was Dr Walter Roll of Lindau who first registered that car on 23 Augus

    • Mileage: 44000 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 OTS (1974).

    £66,500 £66,500

    Jaguar launched the Series III E-Type in 1971, introducing the brand new 5,3 Litre V12 engine. The car was available with manual or automatic transmission, had standard power steering and only available with the long wheelbase body style. The engine produced 272 bhp and massive torque, and was class leading at the time. The newly used longer wheelbase offered significantly more room in all directions, and it became actually quite easy to get into the car with the longer and higher doors. When production of the E-type ceased in 1975, only 7990 examples of the V12 Convertible were made. This example was delivered new in California in 1974, and is still in very nice condition. The car had a complete repaint a couple of years ago, and also a retrim of the interior was done at the same time. Technically, this E-Type is still fairly original. It comes with many invoices of maintenance work done over the years, and the last owner spent quite a lot of money and time on the car to make it better. A new starter motor is fitted, valves and carburettors are adjusted, rear drive shaft replaced, gearbox overhauled, and a complete brake overhaul is done as well. A nice and interesting improvement

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 677 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Series II OTS (1970).

    £95,000 £95,000

    The Jaguar E-Type : one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and for that reason on the wishlist of many classic car enthusiasts. No wonder, because it looks like nothing else on the road, and it drives as good as it looks. Early E-types are now becoming very expensive, and it looks like the continuous appreciation is not over yet. For that reason, the previously less sought after Series II and Series III V12 cars are now following in the footsteps of the Series 1. No wonder, because these later cars offer almost similar beauty in combination with a more comfortable driving experience. This matching nrs example was delivered new in September 1970 in the USA. It has a factory power steering , which is a very rare but interesting optional equipment. This sensible improvement turns the E-Type in a more accessible classic car for many, and works so much better then an aftermarket electrical power steering. The car was imported into Belgium in 2006, and stored for a couple of years to be restored. This restoration started in 2012, and was finished last year. This E-Type looks like a new car, and the quality of the restoration is from a very high level. The colour combination works very

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 124 mi
    For sale
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