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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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The greatest motor car of all time. The most iconic classic car ever. Sensational. Unique. Ahead of its time. Take your pick. Every description is fair. The Jaguar E-type is still lauded decades since its launch at 4.30pm at the Parc Des Eaux Vives in Geneva on 15 March 1961. 
 
The E-type stunned the world with its futuristic and curvaceous styling, its advanced mechanical specifications and real world price of £2256. To say that the automotive press was shocked at the first sighting of the E-type Jaguar is an understatement. The Malcolm Sayer design was simply unlike any motor car ever seen – achingly beautiful but clearly also absolutely functional. 
 
The design, engineering and creation of the E-type was one of the greatest steps forward for the automotive industry in the decade. 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 despite the fantastic vision of the design, the E-type's execution was flawed 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. Of course, all of these issues can be – and in most cases have been – improved today. 
 
The independent rear suspension was a genuine innovation 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’ fillings started with the E-type.
 
With looks, pace, power, engineering and heritage, the Jaguar 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 actually sweeter to drive and (subjectively, of course) better looking. 
 
Generally, the earlier the E-type, the more desirable and therefore 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, or more probably how much you actually want to spend. 
 
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 re-imported cars have been converted from left-hand drive at some point. Not a problem if done correctly, but you should ensure the car you’re looking at 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, just be careful to work out how much money you will actually need to spend. With the right tools and enough time, a competent home mechanic can tackle just about any job that’s likely to crop up, but it can actually be more cost effective to find a solid example to begin with. 
 
Most desirable models are the earliest ‘flat-floor’ 3.8-litre Roadsters, although all Series 1 E-types are valuable. The engine was increased to 4.2-litres in 1964, along with the introduction of a much friendlier synchromesh gearbox. The 2+2 was introduced in 1966, but the styling remains a little unloved to this day.
 
The Series 2 models brought in a few more changes, including slightly less attractive open headlights, but also a bigger grille, improved cooling and better brakes. There is also the Series 1.5, which bridged the gap for about a year, and these featured the less desirable headlights but also none of the major upgrades associated with the S2.
 
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 £160,000, although concours examples might go for more. Decent examples can be picked up for between £75,000-£120,000, while rusty projects can still be found for £40,000. The Roadsters are considerably more expensive, topping out at £250,000, while usable runners can be picked up for £110,000-£150,000. Earliest ‘flat-floor’ roadsters can push £300,000. 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 £120,000, you can get one of the best coupe examples, or pay £160,000 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 £50,000-£70,000 for a decent running coupe, and £85,000-£150,000 for the average-to-good 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 £30,000-£60,000 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: 29th May 2018
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £95,000 - £110,000 est. £95,000 - £110,000 est.
    Auction Date: 21 Jul 2018
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    • Mileage: 95 mi
    • Engine size: 3800
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  • 1962 Jaguar E Type "Low Drag" Coupe

    $285,000(£0) $285,000(£0)

    Throughout the 1950s, Jaguar worked feverishly to establish its dominance in sports car and endurance racing. The XK120 had become a formidable competitor in club-level motorsports and the factory soon developed a full-race version officially known as the XK120-C (for Competition), which we all know simply as the C-Type. XK120 running gear was mated to a lightweight tubular frame that was skinned in a beautiful alloy body. The light and powerful C-Type won the 24h of Le Mans on its first attempt in 1951, sparking a string of victories at the French Classic that would last through the 50s. One of the key developments of the C-Type was the use of Dunlop disc brakes in 1953, which truly revolutionized motorsport and were largely responsible for the C-Type’s second win at Le Mans in 1953. In 1954, the D-Type was unveiled as a revolutionary replacement for the C-Type. The traditional tubular chassis was scrapped in favor of a light and strong monocoque chassis. The stunning bodywork was largely the work of Jaguar’s aerodynamics-obsessed stylist Malcolm Sayer. Power came from the proven XK-series inline six in 3.4 or 3.8-liter form (with a 3.0-liter version run in 1958) and fed by either a trio of Weber carburetors or Lucas fuel injection on later cars. The D-Type’s shape played a key role in its success – proving to be more than 12mph faster down the Mulsanne straight than the brutish 4.9-liter Ferraris. With the D-Type, Jaguar scored 3 more victories at Le Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957 and its sophisticated construction would inspire the next great Jaguar road car; the E-Type of 1961. When it came to racing the E-Type, however, Jaguar seemed to stumble. Management was unsure of how to approach a proper racing version to compete with the likes of the Ferrari 250 SWB and GTO, and they took a bit too long to settle on a concept. The first attempt was a fixed roof car in the spirit of the D-Type. This car, famously known by its registration number “CUT 7” featured Malcolm Sayer’s new low-drag bodywork that was riveted and bonded in place. The gorgeous car was undeniably an E-Type, yet had a distinctly racier appearance. Rather than develop the low-drag, Jaguar shifted focus to a lightweight, all-alloy version of the E-Type roadster of which twelve were built. They featured an aluminum tub and alloy block XK engine but the styling was essentially the same as the road car. The ultimate E-Type came when German Jaguar distributor Peter Lindner and his racing partner Peter Nocker combined the lightweight and low drag concepts. The so-called Lindner-Nocker E-Type was based on Lindner’s own factory-built Lightweight and adapted with Sayer’s low-drag panels. It was enormously fast and more than a match for the Ferrari 250 GTO at Le Mans, and one can only imagine what Jaguar could have accomplished had they put the might of the competitions department behind it. Sadly, Lindner was killed in the car and it was locked away for decades before it was carefully restored in 2011. Despite the fact that only two cars were built in period, the legend of the Low Drag E-Type has inspired many to create their own versions for race or road, and recreations are formidable competitors in historic motorsport around the world. We are very pleased to offer this gorgeous Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Low-Drag coupe. Based upon a 1962 E-Type, this stunning car has been built from the ground-up to comply with FIA sporting regulations and is legal for both track and street. The fabulous low-drag bodywork was built using the finest components supplied by renowned UK experts RS Panels and is finished to a very high standard. The exposed rivets, cut-out wheel arches, and aggressively low stance brilliantly capture the essence of the original Lindner-Nocker Low Drag. It sits low on a set of period-look Technomagesio peg-drive wheels which mimic the look of the original Dunlop alloys, but with the strength and durability for modern track use. Sticky Avon CR6-ZZ DOT-race tires give the right period-correct look while offering up excellent grip and handling characteristics. Quality of the metallic silver-gray paintwork is very good, and the car has been carefully enjoyed in the hands of its most recent owner, who maintained it as part of a large collection of significant Jaguar road and racing cars. Featherweight aluminum doors feature sliding Plexiglas side windows and simple door cards trimmed in black. The purposeful, race-focused cockpit is protected by an FIA-approved roll cage but is also trimmed with carpet and sill upholstery to provide a modicum of comfort. The windscreen is heated for clear vision in all conditions. Required FIA safety devices include a plumbed fire system, interior, and exterior electrical cut-off, and Willans 5-point harnesses. It is currently fitted with period-correct 3.8-style seats trimmed in black leather, and a pair of ultra-light form-fitting race seats will also be included for track duty. The current owner updated the steering with a tilt/telescopic column for additional comfort whether on the road or the race course. Beneath the alloy bonnet sits a 3.8-liter XK inline six that is reportedly good for well in excess of 350 horsepower. Built in the UK by the highly respected Jaguar specialists Rob Beere Racing, it is remarkably tractable for road use but is also enormously capable on the track. The engine is mated to a 4-speed all-synchro gearbox, and the suspension is fully dialed in to provide excellent, balanced handling. This car is seriously quick, and in the hands of the current owner (an active vintage racer), was highly successful in JCNA Slalom Competition (Autocross), scoring the second fastest time for the 2016 season and once beating Jaguar’s current F-Type R by a full four seconds. It is believed to have run a number of important UK and European events in the hands of its first owner. More recently, it has done some vintage racing, including an appearance at the Lime Rock Historics. It is currently US-titled and registered for road use, and the sale will also include previous UK registration documents and the all-important FIA passport which allows entry into virtually any European historic event. Expertly prepared and well-sorted, this gorgeous E-Type Lightweight hints at what could have been if Jaguar followed Malcolm Sayer’s lead and developed the E-Type to take the fight to the Ferrari GTO.

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    $285,000(£0) $285,000(£0)
  • Jaguar E-Type Convertible

    £249,995 £249,995

    Variant: E-Type Convertible 5.3L V12 Manufactured in October 1973, this Series III E-Type has covered an unbelievably low 2,500 miles from new- having been cared for and caressed by its current custodian since 1990. At this time the car was restored to an exceptional standard ( costing in excess of 100,000 GBP then by English Cars of Distinction) The car was uprated to the high specification presented today, which included Connolly leather throughout with matching bound carpets and burr walnut veneer dashboard. The steering and suspension system was also uprated with all components Zinc plated or powder coated. Brakes were uprated to vented discs and chrome wire wheels. The engine was also enhanced with a 90×70 bore and stroke firing from 4 strombergs and producing 272bhp mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The result is a sensation. Finished in iconic primrose, over chocolate bean interior and having covered just 2,500 miles this has to be one of the lowest mileage V12 roadsters to be offered on the open market.

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 2500 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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    £249,995 £249,995
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £90,000 £90,000

    NOW UNDER OFFER - Shown here is an early example of a 1968 Series 2 4.2 OTS, manufactured in October and dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York in November the same year. Finished in an original but rare Jaguar Light Blue, paired with a dark blue interior and mohair hood. It’s clear from the cars all-round tidy bodywork that it has been well maintained. Believed to have spent most of its life in California USA with only four US owners, until a Mr Trevor Boicey of Ottawa Canada took ownership in 1999 to 2012. Mr Boicey maintained the originality of the car during his ownership carrying out all the necessary mechanical work to keep this beauty on the road. The car was imported to the UK mid-2012 and entered its 2nd UK-owner’s hands, Mr Keay in mid-2015. Keay immediately began making the car mechanically perfect by fitting new steering bushes, completing a cylinder head overhaul and rebuilding the differential and rear brakes. The car has also been treated to some must-have upgrades, such as: - Full stainless-steel sports exhaust - High torque starter motor - Electronic ignition The car comes with a detailed folder of receipts for work completed and MOTs dating back to its 2012 import. Mr Keay sold the car in 2017 to its current owner, who has kept the car properly serviced while adding little miles, currently showing under 52,000 on the clock. The Series 2 E-Type represents excellent value in today’s market with its rare Light Blue finish and retrimmed, back to original specification, Dark Blue interior and it has been fitted with a new mohair hood presented in the cars original Dark Blue. This iconic classic offers a brilliant and comfortable drive and is a perfect investment for the future. To fully appreciate this E-Type we recommend you see it in person, if you would like to arrange a viewing please get in contact with us. If you would like more information, please email marcus@etypeuk.com or call us on 01732 852 762.

    • Year: 1968
    • Mileage: 52000 mi
    For sale
    £90,000 £90,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £165,000 £165,000

    This beautiful E Type has recently been restored to a very high standard. It is an original right hand drive car with matching numbers and in the original colours of light opalescent Blue with Dark Blue trim. This is a great car to drive with plenty of torque from the legendary 4.2 engine with a beautiful exhaust note. Tailor made luggage also comes with this car so it is ready for driving on those continental trips. Please contact us if you require further information or would like to arrange a viewing/test drive.

    • Year: 1966
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £165,000 £165,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £115,000 £115,000

    First registered on the 24th April this is a lovely Jaguar E Type Roadster. An original right hand drive, matching numbers car in the original colours of Red with Black trim. Having had just 3 registered owners this car is in very good condition. The car has a nice history file with old MOT’s going back to 1978 and the original Green logbook. Also included is a copy of September 2016 Jaguar World with a 5 page feature on the car. Please contact us to arrange a viewing/test drive.

    • Year: 1970
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £115,000 £115,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £165,000 £165,000

    This is an absolutely stunning looking Jaguar E Type in excellent condition. Restored and completed in 2010 this car has been maintained to the highest standards coming from one of our clients private collection. A fantastic driving car that is fitted with the following upgrades: . Fully balanced engine . Stainless steel sports exhaust . Sports seats . Coopercraft brakes front and rear . Upgraded cooling fan . Radio with bluetooth/ipod connection . 6'' Competition wire wheels with Avon tyres Please contact us to arrange a viewing/test drive.

    • Year: 1965
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £165,000 £165,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

    POA POA

    Presented here is a wonderful example of a matching numbers 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 OTS in left-hand drive. An immaculate car inside and out, finished in eye-catching Silver with reupholstered Light Tan interior and Black mohair hood. This superb Series 1 was manufactured on 30th November 1965, as recorded in the JHDT Certificate present in the vehicles history file, left the factory finished in Black and paired with a Light Tan leather interior and black mohair hood. The car was dispatched in December the same year to a Peter Lindner in Frankfurt, Germany, a famous racing driver & Jaguar import specialist. Peter Lindner was best known for being a successful businessman and famous racer back in the 50’s/60’s. CEO of a German dealership which in 1953 took on Jaguar representation, at only 27 years old Lindner became a huge player in the car sales world. In 1957 Lindner turned his focus to racing with co-driver Peter Nocker. Both Lindner and Nocker had a very successful racing history, with their most iconic race car being there lightweight Jaguar E-Type which was later referred to as a ‘low-drag E-Type’. Due to its reduced air resistance, the Jaguar racer soon becoming the fastest E-Type of its era. Sadly in October 1964 Lindner’s elegant streamliner E-Type was badly damaged in an accident at the 1000km race in Montlhery, Paris, which took Lindner’s life. Just over a year later our stunning Series 1 4.2 FHC was delivered to Lindner’s dealership. The first recorded owner for this stunning Series 1 was Allen Wayne Popkes, a member of the US Armed Forces who was stationed in Germany at the time. It is believed this car has spent the majority of its life in Europe until the early 2000s, where the Series 1 was imported to Italy and would soon be treated to a full comprehensive restoration. In early 2002, the E-Type began its full restoration, where the owner had the Series 1 colour changed from Black to its current stunning Silver, while the interior was reupholstered and kept original in Light Tan leather. The E-Type history provides a detailed photographic recording, during 2001 – 2005, of the restoration process featuring a selection of images covering from its strip down, body work, paint and full engine, carbs and IRS rebuild. On top of its restoration this Series 1 has been fitted with several desirable upgrades that allows the car to keep up with modern traffic. Mechanical upgrades include: • Electronic cooling fan • Electronic ignition • Koni classic shock absorbers • High torque starter With its period correct finishes and materials, the cars interior offers a classic and comfortable feel which is complemented by an overall immaculate appearance. It is clear from the cars detailed engine bay and original looking reupholstered leather interior that no expense has been sparred during its restoration, including keeping the car a highly desirable original all matching numbers E-Type, worthy of any serious classic car collection. As a result of this E-Types full restoration and desirable upgrades, this Series 1 is a pleasure and joy to drive. A brilliant investment that is ready to be both used and admired, if you are interested in this example of a all matching numbers car, please email Marcus or call us on 01732 852762.

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 66000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    POA POA
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £149,995 £149,995

    This is an original right hand drive UK car in stunning condition. The car had a full nut and bolt concours stanard restoration carried out in the 1990's. A concours award winner in the UK and the USA at The Jaguar Drivers Club also The Benson and Hedges Classic Concours events. A lovely history file along with lots of trophies and photos of the restoration come with this beautiful car. To arrange a viewing/test drive please contact us.

    • Year: 1973
    • Engine size: 5.3
    For sale
    £149,995 £149,995
  • Jaguar E-Type S1

    £149,975 £149,975

    Variant: 3.8 Series 1 Roadster Delivered to the first owner in March 1963 through Henlys Ltd in London, it is finished in British Racing Green with Black Leather interior and a black mohair soft top, It also comes with a hardtop. The gearbox has been upgraded to the 4 Speed all-synchromesh System to improve its ride. The History file is immense with copies of old invoices, parts supplied, old MOT Certificates (Two lever Arch Files). The restoration work that has been done on the car has been in excess of £70,000.Must be seen to appreciate it. Call for full details

    • Year: 1963
    • Mileage: 82000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
    For sale
    £149,975 £149,975
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £210,000 £210,000

    There is nothing more desirable in the UK market than an original UK matching numbers Series 1 4.2 FHC E-Type. This stunning example was manufactured on the 15th June 1967, delivered to Henlys, London and is believed to be one the very last right-hand drives fixed heads to leave the factory. Finished in a universally appreciated Opalescent Silver Grey and reupholstered in complementing black interior. The car has been treated to a full restoration including a bare metal respray from its original Old English White to its now iconic Opalescent Silver Grey, during which time all necessary metal work was undertaken. Although the restoration didn’t stop there, this excellent coupe example has been the recipient of several highly desirable upgrades including: · Triple laced chrome competition 6.0” wire wheels · High torque starter · Alloy radiator · Electronic fuel pump · Electronic ignition · Fosseway Fan Kit, brakes and vented discs · Stainless steel exhaust The interior has been finished in contrasting Black to the very highest level by Suffolk & Turley, the overall appearance is immaculate and gives the cabin a classic and comfortable feel. The E-type is currently undergoing a period of shakedown to ensure the prospective buyer benefits from trouble free E-type motoring. The listed upgrades make this a fantastic E-Type that keeps up with modern traffic while still retaining the spirit of classic motoring. 1,583 right-drive 4.2 Coupes were built and with only half estimated to have survived these last 50+ years, this E-type is surely a rare and desirable vehicle. If you are interested in investing in this incredible example of a Series 1 E-Type, please call us on 01732 852762 or email marcus@etypeuk.com to arrange a viewing.

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 33000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £210,000 £210,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

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    The Jaguar E-Type, manufactured between 1961 to 1975 was described by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car ever made”. The E-type helped cement Jaguar as one of the most popular automotive exporters to the U.S market. The popularity of the E-type was further enhanced by the release in 1964 of the Jaguar 4.2 litre engine, built to compete with the larger V8 engines used in US sports car market. Providing more torque, the 4.2-litre engine launch coincided with the release of the much more advanced 4-speed synchro gearbox, hugely improving both the usability and driving experience of the E-Type. A rare find and highly collectable 1964 Series 1 4.2 FHC RHD, an ideal candidate for restoration. Believed to be the 19th 4.2 model manufactured and originally finished in Opalescent Dark Green with Suede Green interior. This original UK matching numbers Series 1 is an ideal Jaguar E-Type project for someone looking for a true part of automotive history. First delivered to Henly’s Piccadilly showroom, London in late 1964 (confirmed by the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate present with the car), the car was kept on display before being despatched on January 27th, 1965. As it stands this early example of an original UK delivered RHD E-Type Series 1 still has its factory 4.2-litre XK Jaguar engine and all-synchro close-ratio gearbox, along with visible incorporated crossover features from the 3.8 model including 3.8 wishbones, blanking plate holes, heater box and rear bumper. The exterior of this E-Type is almost completely original, with exception from a respray, it still maintains most of its 1964 factory brightwork. The story remains the same when looking at the interior as the original Suede Green trim is present including almost all interior fittings, even down to chrome cant rail cappings. The pure originality continues under the bonnet as a lot of its mechanicals remain untouched and present ranging from its original drivetrain and gearbox to its early front suspension and pedal box, a rare and highly desirable find when it comes to Series 1 E-Types in today’s market. A rare opportunity to own a genuine original E-Type Series 1 4.2 FHC RHD that encapsulates the 1960’s with its period features. Whether you would like an original, factory-correct E-Type or an upgraded example, we have the facilities to build the E-Type of your dreams. To view other customer cars restored by us please visit the “Restoration” page on our website. If you would like more information on restoration options and the corresponding pricing please contact marcus@etypeuk.com or call us on 01732 852 762.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 60500 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £130,000 £130,000

    Manufactured on the 9th June 1973 this is an original right hand drive, matching numbers car. Taken to Jersey in 1992 by the current owner this beautiful car has been treasured and maintained to the highest standards. The car comes with a fantastic history file of five folders including a magazine with the car featured on the front cover and several certificates from Jaguar events. Also included is a factory hardtop painted in body colour. Please contact us to arrange a viewing/test drive.

    • Year: 1973
    • Engine size: 5.3
    For sale
    £130,000 £130,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £77,495 £77,495

    Radio, UK Specification, UK Supplied, Full Leather, Front Centre Armrest, Sunroof, Full service history A Magnificent UK supplied Matching numbers Rhd Series 2 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe finished in Signal Red with Black Leather interior.Fitted with Chrome Wire Wheels and A Webasto Sunroof from new.Last enthusiast owner since 2004, previous owner 18 years. This is the actual cat Jaguar used in its publicity material for the launch of the XK8 in 1996 have the shots to prove.This actual car featured in the TV series ''The Cars the Star'' alongside Sir Jackie Stewart.Extensive history with every Mot since 1978.The car was sympathetically restored in 2002, all bills available but is largely original. Maintains excellent oil pressure and is in A condition. The car drives and handles as it should.Hpi clear. Overseas and Uk delivery and Extended Warranty at extra cost. Tax exempt and Mot exempt from June.

    • Mileage: 86900 mi
    • Engine size: 4235
    For sale
    £77,495 £77,495
  • Jaguar E-Type

    €88,000(£0) €88,000(£0)

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Jaguar E Type coupè FHC 4.2 S2 year 1971 imported from USA 10 years ago. After the purchase few jobs were made on the car: - full new paint job - new exhausts - new disk brakes and pads, brake pipes, fuel pump - new tyres - few different small jobs made - new carpet and body seals - new lamps unit fitted to obtain italian registration ASI certificate. The eriodic inspection expires in June 2018.. Ready to use and of certain value increase. TERMS AND CONDITIONs OF SALE We do not have the possibility to constantly update our prices and ads so it is possible that the selling price displayed may be changed. It is the burden of the buyer to verify all information, datas and inspect the vehicle before proceeding to purchase. We are able to supply any kind of documentation upon request. For further information we are at your disposal please contact us at +39 030/2411531 , mail to info@luzzago.com Visit our webpage www.luzzago.com TIPS We are able to delivery your purchase straight to you. Contact us for quote to your address. (also shipping too EU and Extra EU community)

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 32602 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    €88,000(£0) €88,000(£0)
  • Jaguar E-Type

    €115,000(£0) €115,000(£0)

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Full restoration taken care in every detail. Engine completely reviewed at 73680 kms (shown by the odometer) in 2011, since then the car covered only 700 kms. Excellent conditions of body and interiors with leather seats. Registered in Italy, JAGUAR HERITAGE, ASI certificate. Ready to excite! TERMS AND CONDITIONs OF SALE We do not have the possibility to constantly update our prices and ads so it is possible that the selling price displayed may be changed. It is the burden of the buyer to verify all information, datas and inspect the vehicle before proceeding to purchase. We are able to supply any kind of documentation upon request. For further information we are at your disposal please contact us at +39 030/2411531 , mail to info@luzzago.com Visit our webpage www.luzzago.com TIPS We are able to delivery your purchase straight to you. Contact us for quote to your address. (also shipping too EU and Extra EU community)

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 46065 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    €115,000(£0) €115,000(£0)
  • Jaguar E-Type

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    This rare French barn find is one of the first 500 E-Types produced by Jaguar and one of the very early left hand drive, outside bonnet lock cars with all matching numbers. Chassis No. 875256 was delivered new to the Belgium Motor Company dealership in Brussels in July 1961 and was subsequently sold to ‘Societe de Civel Immeubles en Afrique.’ It resurfaced in France in 2015 and we believe it was imported from Luxembourg in 1975. The car is very complete, although in parts, and was bought by the previous owner to be restored. He gave it to French restorers who started work on the car, but shortly after took it away and kept it safe in his garage in Grigny in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. CMC purchased Chassis No. 875256 from him and are now currently restoring the car back to its original specification. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a very early outside bonnet lock E-Type Roadster and have it restored by the world’s premier Jaguar restoration company.

    • Year: 1961
    • Engine size: 3.8
    For sale
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £115,000 £115,000

    Supplied new to New York this Jaguar E Type was imported back into the UK in 1989. The car underwent a full restoration in the 90’s and was reassembled in RHD with triple carburettor specification. Our client purchased the car in 2009 having us maintain the car to a very high standard whilst in his ownership. This car drives very nicely and is in excellent condition having just gone through our workshops to have new engine frames fitted. The history file that comes with this car is excellent having photos of the restoration and old MOT’s going back to the 90’s. Please contact us to arrange a viewing/test drive.

    • Year: 1968
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £115,000 £115,000
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £135,000 £135,000

    This Series 1 4.2 Roadster is in excellent condition and looks stunning in this colour combination. After many years of use the car underwent a major programme of restoration over two years and returned to use in the early 1990’s. Since restoration the car has been serviced and maintained to a very high standard and various options have been added along the way such as five-speed transmission, competition laced wire wheels, uprated brakes and inertia reel seat belts. We supplied this car to the current owner in 2016. It is a great car to drive and the five speed transmission makes motorway driving very relaxed. In great condition we believe this car represents fantastic value for those looking for a real driver’s car.

    • Year: 1967
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £135,000 £135,000
  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Roadster For Sale

    $225,000(£0) $225,000(£0)

    When the time came for Jaguar to replace the ageing XK-150, which traced its roots back to 1948 with the XK-120, Jaguar boss Sir William Lyons relied again on his proven strategy of affordability combined with exotic looks and race-proven technology. Lyons and his chief aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer worked together to design the new car, which employed a semi-monocoque tub utilizing ingenious bolt-on front subframes to support the engine and independent front suspension, inspired by the Le Mans-winning D-Type. The featured the ingenious modular independent rear suspension with inboard brakes, pioneered on the Mk10. The E-type also boasted such exotic tech as four wheel disc brakes, torsion bar front suspension, and a 3.8 liter version of the XK’s twin-cam inline six pumping out a startling 265 horsepower; numbers one would expect from a car costing twice as much. The all-new E-Type first appeared to a stunned audience at the 1961 Geneva Auto Salon, earning praise from press, public and fellow automakers alike. Along with its impressive mechanical spec, the gorgeous body was quite unlike anything that had been seen before. Beautiful and curvaceous yet with a sporty aggression, the E-Type was a smashing success from day one. Fascinatingly, co-designer Malcolm Sayer had no interest in designing a car based purely on aesthetics, rather, he was far more interested in aerodynamics and applying his experience with the D-Type toward a design that allowed form to follow function. Rather ironically, the E-Type turned out to be not terribly aerodynamically efficient, but became one of the most celebrated aesthetic designs of the 20th century. Thankfully, Jaguar gave it the performance to back up the looks and a well-driven E-type could easily hang with a contemporary Ferrari or Aston Martin, yet it cost a fraction of the price of those exotic machines. The Jaguar E-Type has gone on to become a perennial favorite among enthusiasts, and many collectors consider it a cornerstone of any grouping of significant cars. This striking 1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 OTS is an exquisite, fully restored and highly detailed example of the desirable first generation E-Type. This well-documented car is very correct and stunningly presented in its rare, original color combination. According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this car, S/N 879061, was delivered new in May of 1963 to G.W. Baltey of Littleton, Colorado. Subsequent documentation shows the car was purchased out of Colorado by David McFarland of Newcastle, Wyoming in 1973, who sold it to Blaine Hall, also of Wyoming, who owned it until 1982. The next owner, Mr. Scott Waggener of Provo, Utah began a restoration at some point, but then sold it as a partially completed project to Eugene Banks in 1996. While in the care of Mr. Banks, the E-Type received the care it deserved in the hands of experienced Jaguar restorers Lundquist Restorations in Utah. The subsequent restoration, which was completed in 2004, was highly detailed, very correct and done original specification. Today, this wonderful E-Type is presented in gorgeous condition, with excellent panel fit, paint quality and brightwork. The original Sand Beige color suits the E-type’s compound curves splendidly, and this car simply sparkles. The exterior is well detailed with correct fittings and hardware, chrome wire wheels with Vredestien Sprint Classic tires, and a rare US-spec front license plate bracket with a clever mechanism that folds the plate under as the bonnet is opened. The cockpit of the 3.8 liter E-Type is distinguished by its racy fixed-back leather bucket seats and the perforated alloy trim that graces the dash and console. Restored back to factory specification, the tan leather now shows a light patina places but remains in very fine order overall. Correct materials are used throughout the cabin such as Wilton wool carpets, Hardura on the rear bulkhead, and correct vinyl on the sills and door cards. The attention to detail is obvious, as the car retains original-type seat belts, restored original instruments, original switchgear, and a lovely period correct radio. This car features a rare and desirable removable hard top, which has been restored to the same high standard as the rest of the car, as well as the soft top trimmed in black Stayfast canvas and a matching top boot. Many enthusiasts prefer the 3.8 liter engine for its free-revving nature and sweeter feel. This car does not disappoint, spinning freely to redline, and emitting an intoxicating bark from the factory-correct exhaust and feeling solid and planted on the road. The inline-six is finely presented with highly polished cam covers, intake and carburetors, and correct gold painted cylinder head. Details such as the porcelain exhaust manifolds remain in excellent condition, correctly fitted with brass nuts as original. Factory correct wiring, fittings and hardware round out the wonderful under-bonnet presentation. According to the documents, this car retains its original, matching numbers engine block, cylinder head, and frame rails. The sale includes a comprehensive history file, the aforementioned Heritage Certificate, as well as a factory tool kit and jack in the original pouches. Finely restored to a high standard and immensely collectible, this superb Jaguar E-Type 3.8 OTS is equally at home on the road or the show field, a fine example ready for touring, rallies or JCNA events.

    For sale
    $225,000(£0) $225,000(£0)
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £147,500 £147,500

    The 4.2 litre Jaguar E-type was the natural evolution of the 3.8 Series 1 Jaguar E-type, with a larger engine and more luxurious interior to make it more suitable for the American market, the 4.2 litre E-type was regarded at its time as the more refined model due to the introduction of synchro gearbox, servo brakes and a more luxurious interior including larger seats. This Series 1 4.2 Roadster was manufactured for delivery in USA in September 1966, Chassis No 1E 13560 and Engine No. 7E 10372-9 (supported by a Jaguar Heritage Certificate) and is finished in Carmen red with an immaculate black interior with a black mohair hood and hood cover (all original colours). The car underwent an extensive restoration in the USA in 2004 and comes with a large photographic record of restoration and comprehensive history file. Restoration covered every aspect to extraordinary detail across bodywork and mechanics including: • Full engine, gearbox, carburettors and independent rear suspension rebuild; • Upgraded cooling system with more efficient water pump; heavy duty radiator and Kenlow fan with 40 amp fuse; • Upgraded high performance leads, electronic ignition and modern starter motor; • Beautifully detailed engine bay and rear boot floor and sump; • Discreet I-phone wire to sound system; Since being shipped to the UK in September 2014, the car has benefited from a bare metal re-spray along with engine bay detailing, professional RHD conversation and some upgrading mechanical work: • Modern fan • Stainless steel exhaust • Electronic ignition This is a beautiful car with excellent shut lines and has an exceptionally detailed engine bay, rear boot compartment and independent rear suspension. With its well-kept original black interior, this car has been tuned to perfection with exhilarating responsiveness on both the throttle and brake that provides the most exciting and stable drive. With a perfectly tight quick synchro gearbox and no squeaks or rattles, this Series 1 E-type is a joy to drive. MOT till May 2018 and all UK documentations, as well as the original handbook and heritage certificate are present with the car. If you would like anymore information or would like to arrange a viewing, then please email us or call on 01732 852762

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 62000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    £147,500 £147,500
  • Jaguar E Type SIII

    £165,000 £165,000

    This very original 1973 Jaguar E Type series III manual right hand drive car, was first delivered into the UK to the first owner. The car was sold to Norway where it has been for the rest of its life and ready to come back to the UK to be re-registered. The car has had only three owners from new and back now with the second owner again, with only 44500 documented miles and full history files, its one of the most original cars on the market and wants for nothing.

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 44500 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
    For sale
    £165,000 £165,000
  • JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 Series 3 S3 1971

    £59,888 £59,888

    1971 Jaguar V12 E Type series 3. Original UK car, right hand drive, with a manual gearbox. This superb example was professionally restored in 2007, including a bare metal body restoration, engine and gearbox rebuild, and a completely new leather interior. All other parts that needed replacing including wheels, hubs, tyres, exhaust, rack, brakes, diff etc etc were rebuilt or replaced. The car has a full documented history with all bills and photos. The car was wax oiled after completion, and has only covered a few thousand dry miles since. It is therefore rust free. For the last three years the car has been stored and covered in a super dry garage in south west France and has not been used. ;;We have decommissioned the car with new hoses, a full service and a gearbox rebuild at a cost of over GBP 3500.

    • Mileage: 98100 mi
    • Engine size: 5.343
    For sale
    £59,888 £59,888
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £84,950 £84,950

    Tracker Fitted, Full Leather, UK Specification, UK Supplied This beautiful RHD E-Type is UK SUPPLIED - not a US Import that has been changed to RHD with an inferior engine. Supplied new to a well-known Gentleman in Troon by Ritchies of Glasgow in the ice cream business - co-incidentally it is Chassis No 99! This gorgeous car still has its original plate on the car TOG191. He kept the car many years and passed it to his daughter, thus remaining in Troon all its life. Finished in unmarked Opalescent Blue Metallic with excellent soft Red Leather Interior. The carpets and chrome work are excellent. Chrome Wires wheels. Makers oil pressure. MOT's confirming mileage as well as Handbooks and warranty card. Do not confuse this with the usual over restored car with no provenance. Just driven her 450 miles with no issues. Tax exempt and a sure fire guilt edge investment.

    • Mileage: 74630 mi
    • Engine size: 4235
    For sale
    £84,950 £84,950
  • Jaguar E-Type

    $305,000(£0) $305,000(£0)

    Two owner original car. RHD Zero rust. Original papers. Unopened tool kit. Mechanicals, paint and interior refurbished as needed. Unheard of to find an original RHD in this condition. The owner did take the liberty of upgrading the sound system to retro sound. It looks like a blaupunkt but is digital with smart phone/MP3 jack. It can be reversed completely if needed. He also added a bigger cooling fan for Nebraska It is invisible and completely reversible. Heritage Certificate 54,000 miles. E-mail for video of the car's engine in action - firing right up after a winter in hibernation. Also have video of the gauges while the car is running and many more detailed photos and Heritage Cetificate

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 58000 mi
    For sale
    $305,000(£0) $305,000(£0)
    Kelly Dietrick
    412-737-5593 View contact number
    Kelly Dietrick
    412-737-5593 View contact number