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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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  • Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series 2 Roadster

    £119,995 £119,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series 2 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

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  • Jaguar E-type Series 1 Cabriolet 1967

    €189,950(£170,461.13) €189,950(£170,461.13)

    Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster 1967 in concours condition This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 was professionally fully restored. The fabulous Roadster has British Racing Green paint with fabulous chrome wire wheels. The matching numbers engine and gearbox are fully revised. The interior has beige leather. Heritage certificate and extended photoreport of the restoration are present. 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: 1967
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2

    €198,500(£178,133.90) €198,500(£178,133.90)

    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
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  • Jaguar E-Type S1.5 2+2 Coupe 1968

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type coupe 2+2 S1.5 1968 matching numbers, projectcar The Jaguar E-Type, also known as XKE, was introduced in 1961. The Series 1.5 was built from 1967 till 1968 between the Series 1 and Series 2. For Jaguar it was also a Series 1 car. This car is a 1968 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 coupe. The car is a good and solid base for restoration, 95% without rust. The car has the matching numbers 4235 CC 6 cyl 265 HP engine and automatic gearbox. So a very good base for restoration and a good investment. Car has USA title and document import duties 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: 1968
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  • Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 1969

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-type cabriolet 1969 in very good condition In very good condition this restored 1969 Jaguar E-type convertible with matching numbers 4.2 ltr 6 cyl engine. Black leather interior, chrome wire wheels, black softtop. Beautiful chrome, beautiful paint. Car runs excellent. 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: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type 1973

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-type S3 V12 1973 coupe 2+2 very good condition This is a very good condition 1973 Jaguar E-type Coupe 2+2. Automatic gearbox, chrome wire wheels. Restored in 2004, very well maintained, only driven at beautiful weather. Car is still in very good condition. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1973
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  • Jaguar E-Type 1967

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Jaguar E-type Series 1 coupe 2+2 very good condition 1967 revised Jaguar E-type in very beautiful and good condition. According to the chassisnumber this car was produced at the right moment they changed production from ‘closed’ headlights to ‘open’. We aren’t sure if this car was originally delivered with ‘closed’ or ‘open’ headlights. Matching numbers engine. Beautiful red paint and beautiful grey interior. Heritage certificate is present. 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: 1967
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  • Jaguar E-Type 1972

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Jaguar E-type V12 1972 Cabriolet body off restored As new this 1972 Jaguar E-type V12. Car is completely body off restored in Europe. Full photogallery of the restoration present. Car is in black with tan leather interior. A superb Jaguar E-type convertible. 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: 1972
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  • Jaguar E-Type 1969

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Jaguar E-Type S2 Coupe 1969 in very good condition 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupe fully restored. Both the interior and body are in a marvellous condition. The 4235 cc 6 cyl 265 hp engine makes this car wonderful to drive. This Jaguar has chrome wire wheels, black leather interior and a wooden steering wheel. Beautiful E-Type and a good investment. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type S1,5 2+2 Coupe 1967

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type S1,5 2+2 coupe 1967 black in very good condition Jaguar E-Type Series 1,5 in the 2+2 version. Series 1,5 was the model, built between Series 1 and Series 2. This is a 1967 Jaguar. The combination of black paint and red interior makes the car look very chic. Paint, chrome, interior and technics are very good. The car has the 4235 CC 6 in line, 265 HP engine and the popular manual gearbox. Drives great. The car also has chrome wire wheels and a wooden steering wheel. So a fabulous and chic Jaguar ready for driving. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1967
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  • Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe 1968

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe 1968 4.2 ltr chrome wire wheels in good condition Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe. Built on the 26th of october 1968 and delivered orginally in New York. The car is in a good condition with some traces of use. Paint, chromeparts etc are neat. The car has red paint and black interior, a beautiful combination. The car has the original matching numbers 4235 CC 265 HP 6 in line engine and a manual gearbox. Heritage certificate is present. This Jaguar also has chrome wire wheels and a wooden steering wheel. Car has USA title and document import duties 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: 1968
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  • Jaguar E-type Series 1 Coupe 1966

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Jaguar E-Type S1 1966 matching numbers, British Racing Green, restored 1966 Jaguar E-Type series 1 coupe 2+2 in very good restored condition. Paint, interior, chrome etc. are in a wonderful condition. The colour is British Racing Green with black leather interior which makes the car look very chic. Original matching numbers 4235 CC 6 in line engine with a manual gearbox. So a very beautiful car, fully ready for driving 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: 1966
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  • Jaguar E-type Series 2 Coupe 2+2 1969

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    *** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Jaguar E-Type Series 2 coupe 2+2 1969 drivers condition 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 coupe 2+2. The body and interior are in a reasonable drivers condition with some traces of use. The car has burgundy red Paint and black leather interior. The paint, interior etc are reasonable. This Jaguar has the original 4235 CC 265 HP engine and manual gearbox. Drives great. The differences between the Series 2 and Series 1 are: headlights without glass cover, better cooling of the engine and taillights under the backbumper. Car has USA title and document import duties 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: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Just arrived – E-Type 4.2 FHC 1966 LHD This fascinating E-Type is a very original one-owner matching number car that was delivered new to Geneva before being imported to the UK and subsequently dry-stored for almost 30 years. Constructed as a LHD Coupe with the new 4.2 Litre engine this E-type was delivered new to a Mr Moustafa Ammar, a diplomat living in Geneva and working for the Swiss Embassy. According to the original Bill of Sale that comes with the car, Mr Ammar took delivery of the Jaguar on June 14th 1966. It came with an optional Becker radio and key operated aerial and was finished in Opalescent Dark Green with Light Tan interior. During his time in Switzerland Mr Ammar used the car comprehensively, driving around Europe and even on occasion taking the long journey back to Egypt, as confirmed by Petrol receipts found in the car. Both Ammar and the E-type remained in Switzerland until 1970 when he was posted to the Egyptian Embassy in London. Naturally he brought the car with him, registering it in August of 1970, which explains the J registration number it carries to this day. Over the next 19 years the car was similarly well-us

    • Year: 1966
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €147,500(£132,366.50) €147,500(£132,366.50)

    Series 1 Jaguar E-type 4.2 FHC in its factory original colour combination of Black with Tan (Brown) interior trim. Fully restored. Dutch EU registration, matching numbers. Sensational looks, a truly british automotive icon of the sixties. This 4.2 litre series 1 Jaguar E-type FHC was produced on the 20th of April 1967 and supplied on the 13th of June 1967 through Jaguar Cars New York to its first owner. In 1978 it was purchased by its new owner in Stuart, Virginia, USA who garaged and sparingly drove the E-type. In 1988 the recorded mileage was only 57.600 miles. In 1994 it was stored for a long period of time with only 59.135 miles on the clock. In 2012 it was discovered and eventually sold to Europe. Its previous private owner in The Netherlands performed a complete, full photo documented, restoration and currently the car is still running-in. Still in its unique factory original colour combination, comes with tinted glass and hazard warning light control. During the restoration this E-type was fitted with sensible upgrades like improved front and rear brakes, a modern electric cooling fan and a retro classic radio. The current mileage on this E-type is still only 59.690 miles. Matching numbers, on Dutch EU registration, comes with a Heritage Certificate and is ready to be enjoyed. Please contact us to make an appointment to view this E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. We are constantly looking for similar cars for outright purchase or to sell on a commission basis.

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 59690 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €139,500(£125,187.30) €139,500(£125,187.30)

    Series 1 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC in Opalescent Silver Grey with Black interior trim. Dutch EU registration, matching numbers engine with only 34.800 original miles. A discovery, for the first time on the market since a long term ownership of 20 years. This car was produced on the 27th of March 1964 in Opalescent Silver Grey with black interior trim. Dispatched on the 7th of April 1964 through Jaguar Cars, New York USA to its first owner S.A. Steere jr. In 1997 this E-type was imported into the Netherlands where it was sold through an auction to its last long term Dutch owner. Extremely original car that has only had an outside respray a long time ago. Fully original interior trim stil in extremely good condition. The factory chalk marks of the body number are still visible on the front bulkhead and in the rear on the panel above the rear axle. Always garaged indoors and driven sparingly, well maintained and kept in very good technical condition over the last 20 years by its long term owner. The car is fitted with a later all-synchro E-type gearbox for comfortable driving and a modern electric cooling fan. Furthermore the car is in a stunning original condition, a real delight to see such a beautiful original car amongst all restored examples in todays market. Unique with only 34.800 miles on the clock. Perfect factory original panel gaps. Since this is a late 3.8 model the dashboard centre console is covered in black trim and a centre armrest is fitted by the factory. Matching numbers engine, still in its original delivery colour combination and comes with a Hertitage Certificate and history. Currently on Dutch EU registration, recent full service and ready to be enjoyed. Please contact us to make an appointment to view this E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. We are continuously looking for similar cars for outright purchase or to sell on a commission basis.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 34800 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster 1962

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type SI 1962 3.8 ltr Roadster in very good condition The Jaguar E-Type is the most iconic English sportscar. Introduced in Europe on March 15. 1961 at the Autosalon of Geneve. This very early Jaguar of the first generation (Series I) of Jaguar is from 1962 and is in a very beautiful and well maintained condition. Colour Carmen Red with chrome wire wheels, beige leather interior with red piping and a black mohair softtop. Really marvelous and chic. The car has the 3781 CC 265 HP engine and in combination with the manual gearbox and the weight of only 1300 Kgs makes it a fabulous running car. So a very beautiful Jaguar E-Type Series I and a gut investment also. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1962
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  • Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 Coupe 1966

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 1966 S1 2+2 coupe 1966 Jaguar E-Type S1 in the colour Golden Sand. Fully restored and is in very good condition concerning the interior and the body. The car has the original 4235 CC 6 in line engine with 265 hp. This E-Type has had a conversion to a 5-speed gearbox. This (very) expensive conversion makes the car marvellous to drive. The original gearbox will be delivered with the car. A very good investment. Car has USA title and document import duties 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: 1966
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  • Jaguar E-type Coupe 1962

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    RESERVED / GERESERVIERT / RESERVE / GERESERVEERD Jaguar E-type Coupe 1962, flatfloor, Matching Numbers, body-off restored This beautiful Jaguar E-type coupe is delivered in 1962 and is a very famous ‘flatfloor’. This E-type is professionally body-off restored. The Opalescent Gunmetal Grey paint is an original Jaguar colour and together with the chrome it is a wonderful combination. The interior has Burgundy leather bucket seats and an aluminum dashboard, a very chic combination. The 3781CC, 255HP engine has a manual gearbox for sportive but also comfortable driving. This jaguar E-type coupe flatfloor is also a very interesting investment. 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: 1962
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  • Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 1972

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 1972 British Racing Green, restored in topcondition 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 convertible. Recently fully restored and in topcondition. Paint is British Racing Green. Interior is beige leather with green piping and a black leather steering wheel. The car has the 5343 CC V12 314 HP engine and manual gearbox. Technics are fully checked in our workshop and in a superb condition. Drives great. When you are looking for a marvelous Jaguar E-Type, this car is very suitable. Car has European title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1972
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  • Jaguar E-Type S2 Cabriolet 1970

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type S2 cabriolet 4.2 ltr 1970 matching numbers in very good condition This Jaguar E-Type S2 cabriolet was delivered on 29 january 1970. The original colourcombination of Sable paint and Cinnamon interior makes the car look very chic. Paint, interior and chromeparts are in a magnificent condition. The car has the matching numbers, 6 in line, 3 SU carbs, 265 HP engine. The combination with the 4 speed manual gearbox makes this car drive great. The car also has a dark brown Sonnenland softtop, wooden steering wheel, extra fans, chrome wire wheels and a Heritage Certificat. So this is a very beautiful and great driving Jaguar and a good investment also. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1970
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Cabriolet 1974

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    Jaguar E-Type Series 3 cabriolet 1974 in very good condition Since 1971 Jaguar has produced the E-Type Series 3. The car got better brakes, powersteering and the famous V12. This is a 1974 Jaguari E-Type in colour ‘Old English White’with red leather interior which is a marvelous and luxurious looking combination. The car has the well known 5343CC, V12 engine and automatic gearbox. The car drives great. Technics in very good condition. This Jaguar is matching numbers and Heritage certificate is present. This Jaguar has only driven 23.350 miles! This car is not only a chic appearance, but an interesting investment also. 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: 1974
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  • Jaguar E-type Series 2 Coupe 2+2 1968

    €64,950(£58,286.13) €64,950(£58,286.13)

    Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe 1968 revised This in 1968 delivered Jaguar E-Type 2+2 coupe has beautiful red paint with chrome wire wheels and marvellous chrome. Technics of this Jaguar are fully revised, both the engine and the brakes. Full documentation of the restoration is present. The fabulous interior of this XKE has fully new luxurious black leather upholstery. This Series 2 Jaguar drives great and is an interesting investment. 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: 1968
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  • Jaguar E-Type

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    This is an original right-hand drive flat floor outside bonnet lock E-Type. The car has only had 2 owners from new. A full restoration was completed in 1994 which is when the second owner purchased the car. A good history file comes with this car including photos of the restoration and all MOT certificates since 1994. This beautiful E-Type has been treasured and driven very occasionally having covered just less than 3000 miles with the second owner. Today the car is still in excellent condition and is a very nice car to drive.

    • Year: 1961
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III 5.3 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III 5.3 2+2 The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. Optionally an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburettors. The final engine was claimed to produce 203 kW (272 hp), more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 7 seconds, but this bhp figure was reduced in later production. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued, with the Series 3 available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. This early 1971 example of the Series III is presented in it's original British Racing Green on Cinnamon Hide with automatic transmission. Delivered to Dealer 'Leykor' on 7th December 1971, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate is on file to confirm the car is in its original specification. MOTs back to 1998 are present on file along with numerous invoices for servicing work over the years. The V12s are now being recognised as some of the best of the breed. Huge, effortless power and genuine touring capability

    • Mileage: 45700 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

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    - 1 of just 1,071 home market examples and matching numbers - 68,500 miles from new and a 1 owner example - Subject to mechanical fettling and a minor service at Jaguar Heritage workshop in 2015 Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type has become a motoring icon. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, its combination of all round independent suspension and disc brakes allied to rack and pinion steering gave it excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. Introduced in 1968, the Series II cars were distinguishable by their revised bumper and light arrangements. Less noticeable was the increased size of the front air intake that in conjunction with dual cooling fans made the Series II better behaved in hot weather and heavy traffic. With its 4235cc engine developing a quoted 265bhp and 283lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of nearly 150mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. Finished in Regency Red this home market matching numbers example was despatched on the 20th July 1970 to Henlys of London and then to dealer Grose Westonia Ltd and bought by its one and only private keeper who took delivery of the Jaguar on the 29th July 197

    • Year: 1970
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  • Jaguar E-Type Coupe

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    - Supplied new via Jaguar Cars of New York in 1964 and repatriated some twenty-seven years later - Entrusted to RS Classics of North Shields by its long-term keeper for an extensive restoration that was completed in 2016 - Uprated with 4.2 litre engine, all synchromesh gearbox and better brakes The Jaguar E-Type was the sports car that (a) put the swinging into the 'swinging sixties', (b) no lesser a man than Enzo Ferrari dubbed 'the most beautiful car in the world', and (c) transported a galaxy of stars from Brigitte Bardot to George Best, Tony Curtis to Donald Campbell and Roy Orbison to Steve McQueen. Though not designed as a racer, the E-Type was nevertheless a direct descendent of the all-conquering D-Type - motorsport was embedded in its DNA. Small wonder then that, just one month from launch, Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori drove the Equipe Endeavour E-Type ('ECD 400') to victory at Oulton Park. The die was cast, and the E-Type has continued to be a winner ever since. In 1996 the New York City Museum of Modern Art recognised the model's design significance by adding a blue Roadster to its collection - one of only six motorcars to achieve the distinction. Supplied new via Jagua

    • Year: 1964
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