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

Jaguar E-type: Buying guide and review (1961-1974) Classic and Performance Car
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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 E-type 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.
As the most affordable, the Series 3 is worth consideration. By the time it was launched in 1971, the E-type had been in production for a full ten years and, while the Series 2 was an upgrade of the Series 1, the Series 3 was an entirely different animal.
The venerable XK twin-cam straight-six was replaced by a mighty V12 of 5.3 litres, in the process of which the sporty E-type grew up to become a civilised grand tourer with more space and comfort. Yet some Jaguar enthusiasts were dismayed. ‘Soft’ and ‘fat’ were words sometimes used to describe the Series 3 and, yes, it is longer, wider and heavier than previous E-types. But the magnificent V12 engine is a gem that stumps out a useful 276bhp and 304lb ft of torque – leading figures of the day, and much more than the equivalent Mercedes-Benz SL or BMW 3.0 CS could muster.
As the V12 is constructed of aluminium, the Series 3 weighs only about 100kg more than the Series 2 and the independent suspension is much the same, so suggestions that it had become fat and soft are erroneous: it’s actually more powerful and faster than previous E-type iterations. Of course, the S3 has power steering as standard and most have automatic transmission too, but find a rare manual, fit some uprated dampers, check the cooling system is up to muster and that the tyres are up to pressure – then blow the doors off  earlier E-types with easy disdain.

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
Transmission Four-speed manual
0-62mph 6.9 seconds
Top speed 149mph
Fuel consumption  17.9mpg
Price when new £2098

Dimensions and weight

Wheelbase            2438mm 
Length 4375mm
Width 1657mm
Height 1225mm
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: 21st Apr 2017
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    £69,995 £69,995


    • Year: 1969
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    Camberley Marine and Sports Cars
    01252 612 245 VIEW CONTACT NUMBER

    £129,995 £129,995

    1965, finished in Jaguar Carmen red with black interior. This full matching numbers roadster underwent a restoration in 2005 in which the car was converted to R.H.D. During the restoration the engine, gearbox and suspension were rebuilt and a new bonnet, etc. was fitted. Since the restoration the car has covered just two thousand miles. The car stands today still in superb condition on a very nice set of chrome wires and boasts excellent panel gaps. Also note that the car comes with its original jack and tool kit which is a rare and quite costly edition these days.

    • Year: 1965
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  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type , Flat Floor

    £179,950 £179,950

    Year : 1961 Engine Size : 3.8 Stunning original UK RHD full matching Flat Floor E Type with history going back to mid 1960’s. The car has had three owners since 1978 and has travelled 35,000 miles since engine rebuild which is supported through continuous MOT certificates. The previous owner bought the car from Romans Garage in 1985 and they looked after the car until the current owner bought it in 1990. Since then the car has been maintained by Brian Stevens, a Jaguar specialist with the last service in October 2016. All invoices are on the file and the car has had no expense spared over the last 30 years! Recent expenditure includes a brand new hood. Original interior. It is now ready to be enjoyed by the new owner in the coming summer!

    • Year: 1961
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series I

    £129,995 £129,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series I HOLDING DEPOSIT TAKEN Conceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in Coupe form. The car caused a sensation - spontaneous applause breaking out at the unveiling - with its instantly classic lines and 150 mph top speed. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the Le Mans-winning D-Type sports-racer, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. Its engine aside, only in terms of its transmission did the E-Type represent no significant advance over the XK150, whose durable four-speed Moss gearbox it retained. With a claimed 265bhp available, E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lbs 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. Taller drivers though, could find the interior somewhat lacking in space, a criticism addressed by the in

    • Mileage: 73000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC

    £89,995 £89,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 and its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960's motoring. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only in March 1961, the cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre six cylinder XK engine from the XK150S. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964, although there was never a fixed specification for this unofficial model, the Series I½, can be recognised by open headlights, small 'mouth' opening at the front of the bonnet, signal and tail-lights above the bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. It is thought to be one of the more collectable of all E-Types as just 1,942 were made in righthand drive compared to the 72,215 total production. The 4.2 litre engine offered increased power and usability whilst retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars. Having had only 4 owners since new, this original righthand drive E-Type Series 1½ Coupé was subject to a cosmetic restoration between 2006 and 2009 keeping it in the original colours of Opal

    • Mileage: 63573 mi
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  • Jaguar E Type Series 3 V12 Roadster

    £95,000 £95,000

    About this Jaguar E Type Series 3 V12 Roadster The Jaguar E-Type was ten years old and needed a new lease of life. History repeated itself and it was a huge success when Jaguar debuted its robust V12 engine in a sports car instead of the saloon for which it was designed. Despite its sports-car heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed the twelve-cylinder engine to power them with sufficient torque and refinement. Larger and softer in nature with weight redistributed 53/47, the Series III had lost the wilds of its youth but gained the long legged touring profile to which it was arguably better suited. This manual E-Type Roadster was built on 6th February 1973 and shipped to New York on 2 March 1973. It spent its life on the East Coast where it was partly restored and had a bare metal respray. The car was then shipped to Eire when its then owner relocated with his collection of Jaguars. The car was then shipped to the UK where its restoration was finished by Showco Jaguar Club near High Wycombe between April 2016 and March 2017. The interior was retrimmed in new leather and finished by TTS near Newbury along with a replacement hood. This left han

    • Mileage: 56360 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series II Roadster

    £119,995 £119,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series II Roadster The E-Type Jaguar is, without doubt, one of the most significant classic motorcars ever penned. Launched in 1961 with the Series I, the second generation came along in 1968. Modifications included open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, tail lights below the bumpers and uprated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. This striking E-Type in extremely rare black paint is believed to have been delivered new to California, where it dwelled in the garage of the first owner for the better part of two decades. The second Californian owner would use the Jaguar sparingly before putting it up in long-term storage. The car remained in his ownership for many years until 2012, when a noted San Diego area Jaguar specialist acquired the car and soon embarked on a comprehensive restoration. It received new paint and upholstery to the highest standards in black over red. The car's mechanical systems were comprehensively restored as

    • Mileage: 84252 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC

    £139,995 £139,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC 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. This stunning and early example from the second year of production is finished in its rare an

    • Mileage: 102 mi
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    €198,500(£171,285.65) €198,500(£171,285.65)

    A MAGNIFICENT EARLY LEFT HAND DRIVE 4.2 Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Color Primrose Yellow Interior Black Year of build 1965 Price € 198.500,- 1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE, SERIES I, 4.2 LITRE, LHD A magnificent early Left-Hand Drive ‘4.2’ Matching-numbers example A superb, well-maintained car The car is very solid at speed and runs wonderfully The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. It combined sensational looks, high performance and competitive pricing that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. On the cars public release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made” Of all the many E-Type variants, it is the ‘Series 1’ 4.2-litre Roadster that many enthusiasts consider the most desirable, combining as it does the purity of the original concept with the superior performance of the larger engine. The 4.2-litre version of Jaguar’s s

    • Year: 1965
    For sale


    SOLD Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Series I 3.8 Color Red Interior Black Year of build 1963 Price Sold 1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 3.8 LHD CONVERTIBLE This most desirable series E-Type has been sold. Please contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a rare/unique automobile. MORE INFORMATION For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl . Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Please contact us directly or fill in the form to receive more information on this specific car Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your phone number Subject Your Message The information provided on this website has been compiled by The Houtkamp Collection with the utmost care. The information contained within this advert is provided ‘as-is’, without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.

    • Year: 1963
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 2+2


    - Matching numbers, manual gearbox, LHD example - Offered without paperwork however UK registered and MOT'd into June 2017 - Part dismantled engine and requiring re-commissioning

    • Year: 1969
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster

    £109,995 £109,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster We are pleased to offer this original right-hand drive UK-supplied 1974 E-type Series III roadster. Dispatched on 14th February 1974 through Evans Cutler of Plymouth, as the Heritage Certificate confirms, the car was finished in Signal Red with a Black leather interior and featured a manual gearbox as it is today. Issued with Plymouth registration plate 'XCO 777M', the first owner was a Mr B. E. Harris of the Alpine Hotel, Torquay. He kept the car until June 1975 when it was sold to a Mr H. Woofenden of Salcombe. In 1977 a Mr Edward Walker took ownership and was to keep it for a further 4 years before 'XCO' was bought by a Mr Martin Kettle of Crewe as a present to his son. Unfortunately, the car was laid up until 1991 before it was acquired in the summer of 1992 by a Mr A. Brooker of Warwickshire. There is correspondence within the file between owners and Jaguar In fact the history file is a delight, with old original registration documents, letters, invoices and MOTs dating back to 1977 at which point the car was maintained by the Jaguar distributor, Byatts of Fenton Ltd, Stoke-On-Trent, along with a host of other bills from a specialist. Ther

    • Mileage: 37000 mi
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    1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ROADSTER – CHASSIS No 850555. A UK example supplied by P J Evans of Birmingham. Old English White with Red Hide & Black Mohair Hood. Ground Up Restoration and Uprated to the Highest Standards. Clubsport 280 BHP Engine, 5 Speed Getrag Gearbox, Vented Discs with 4 Pot Calipers, Alloy Radiator, Kenlow Fan, Oil Cooler, Haywood & Scott Big Bore Exhaust with Tubular Manifolds, Adjustable Shockers, Adjustable Anti Roll Bar, Alternator, Competition Chrome Wire Wheels, Brake Cooling Ducts, Period Radio Etc. Etc. Superb Panel Fit. An Outstanding Early Example.

    • Year: 1962
    For sale

    $289,500(£223,291.35) $289,500(£223,291.35)

    --Opalescent Silver Blue with Blue leather interior, Blue carpets and Blue convertible top, Rotisserie Restoration by Marque Specialists JD Classics UK, Performance upgrades including engine to 4.7 liter specification, Fuel injection, Power Steering and 5-speed gearbox, Concours condition, Chrome wire wheels, Matching Numbers, 6,000 miles since restoration. This E-type Roadster is a matching numbers example that was purchased in the U.K. by a local New York collector in 2013. In that same year he decided to have JD Classics Jaguar Specialists perform not only a thorough nut-and-bolt concours restoration, but also add JD’s truly bespoke upgrades for performance, comfort and safety, all of which they well known for. This E-type has been restored to exacting standards and far better than when originally manufactured. The original matching-numbers engine was completely rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted and enlarged to 4.7 Liter specification. New high-performance camshafts, valve springs, JD pistons, lightweight flywheel and balanced crank shaft as well as an aluminum radiator with an electric cooling fan were fitted for improved performance and efficiency. Furthermore, a modern fuel i

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 6000 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-type S2 cabriolet 1970

    €129,950(£112,133.86) €129,950(£112,133.86)

    Jaguar E-Type cabriolet 1970, restored, as new This marvelous, fully original, matching numbers Jaguar E-Type cabriolet S2 is fully body-off restored in our own workshop in 2016. Really everything on this Jaguar is in detail revised, restored and renewed. The 4235 CC 6 in line engine and 4 speed manual gearbox are fully revised too. A comprehensive photoreport is present. When you are looking for the best Jaguar E-Type Series 2 on the market, this one is a good choice. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1970
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


    - Supplied new to America and still able to boast matching chassis, engine and body numbers - A former concours award winner that has just had its paintwork refreshed by Stallion Motors of Beeston - Said to be well sorted mechanically and accompanied by a generous history file - Currently undergoing UK road registration

    • Year: 1967
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type

    €36,000(£31,064.40) €36,000(£31,064.40)

    Jaguar E Type XKE series 3 V12 1972 34.548 km Elle est très fiable et confortable. Elle ne chauffe pas en ville. Notons les points suivants - boite manuelle, ce qui est rare - kilométrage faible et roule en permanence, trés bon état moteur avec nombreuses pièces neuves changées par l'ancien propriétaire, grand collectionneur - suspensions neuves, bon état du corps, pas de rouille - peinture ancienne (+10 ans) - intérieur en bon état, cuir patiné beige - véhicule dormant dans un box fermé, véhicule de collection Je me sépare avec regret de cette voiture car je n'arrive plus à conduire toutes mes voitures de collection régulièrement. C'est la dernière que j'ai acheté donc je la revend. C'est aussi la moins ancienne. Je l'ai acheté à un ami collectionneur il y a plus d'un an. Lui l'a eu plus de 15 ans et l'avais acheté aux USA à son premier propriétaire. J'ai tous les papiers américains et français.

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 34548 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster

    £15,000 £15,000

    We are delighted to offer this matching numbers Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster onto the market. 44 PXF is still in its original colour of Silver Grey with Black upholstery and although it was built for the Personal Export Delivery, it was Coventry registered in 1969 allocated the registration mark UHP 50G. The Jaguar was then exported to the US and was distributed by British Leyland, New York, USA. From the Heritage Certificate we have a build date confirmed as 3rd February 1969 and dispatch date of 13 February 1969. 44 PXF spent most of its life in the USA but was brought back to the UK in 2013 and between 2014 - 2016 was subject of over £15,000 of work commissioned by a Buckinghamshire based classic car company. The E-Type was treated to new Vredestein tyres, all electrics were overhauled as required, a professional right hand drive conversion carried out, trimming work was carried out to the hood, various ignition items replaced, new brake hoses and wheel cylinders fitted, new clutch master cylinder and new crank pulley. The E-Type was also treated to triple SU carburettors including correct manifolds and intakes and all invoices are with the car documenting this. This is an e

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 1000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2 Deposit taken.......... The Series 3 V12 E Type was introduced in March 1971 where 2115 were manufactured in RHD format. This early example (no.170) is an original right-hand drive coupe with 2+2 accommodation that first left Jaguar's Coventry works in 1971 and was registered in June through Dealer 'Henleys of London'. There are many subsequent service history invoices on file, backed up with a charming old photo record which confirm a bare metal respray which took place around 10,000 miles and 20 plus years ago. Since then we are informed that the fixed head has been restricted to dry weather running only. There are also no less than 23 old MOT certificates from 1988 onwards detailing the very low mileage that this car has now covered. The current mileage of just over 45000 is believed to be the genuine total for the car from new although due to the age we are unable to confirm ourselves. The current cosmetic and mechanical condition are both very good with gleaming BRG painted bodywork with black leather interior, an original fit 5.3-litre V12 and the desirable four-speed manual transmission which are all in good order. In all a charming exam

    • Mileage: 45000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 This Home Market Right Hand Drive is a manual example and was first registered on 10 December 1971; there are a total of six recorded keepers to date. This example was bought back from Germany in February 2017 where it had been used since 2009. There are MOT certificates stretching back from 2009 to 1993 detailing the mileage. Finished in Old English White with superbly patinated Black Hide and Black Webasto Sliding Roof, Chrome Wire Wheels and White Wall Tyres. We are in the process of completing the formalities of having this car registered in the UK. A new 12 Months MOT will be issued. We regard this car as a very good example which starts on the button and drives extremely well. A Jaguar Heritage Certificate has been applied for and is to follow. The Series III E-Type is now gathering a much stronger following as an icon of 1970s motoring as they are great driving cars and more comfortable than the Series I and II E-Types, especially if you are over 6ft tall. We expect the value of these cars to continue to grow alongside all E-Type Jaguars.

    • Mileage: 83500 mi
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    Description 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

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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2 2+2

    £54,995 £54,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2 2+2 The E Type was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Limited between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (0–100 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension and unrivalled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar D Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years (1955–1957) and therefore employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework. This particular vehicle is a UK supplied Series 2 4.2 Manual, finished in its original colour of British Racing Green with light leather interior and according to a letter from Jaguar still fitted with the engine that it left the factory with. Supplied now with a comprehensive and detailed service record with the added benefit of no less than 25 MOT t

    • Mileage: 90000 mi
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