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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. The 1960s was a time of revolution, liberation and innovation, with the E-type right there leading the changes. 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 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. 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’ 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 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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  • 1962 Jaguar E-type FHC '170 FPX' PERIOD GOODWOOD RACE HISTORY

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    CHASSIS NUMBER: 860545 Originally supplied in 1962 by Fields Engineering, a name well known in competition Jaguar circles, and sold to local Merlyn Formula Junior works driver Malcolm Fruitnight. With a reputation as a Snetterton course specialist its no surprise he collected two outright wins and two podiums in 1963 there with 170 FPX, making the car a very rare all-steel period race-winning E-type. 170 FPX also has period Goodwood competition history, with Fruitnight competing in the GT grid at the 59th Members' Meeting against the likes of Peter Sargent, Peter Lumsden and Peter Sutcliffe in lightweight E-types, and race-winner Jackie Stewart in the Ecurie Ecosse Tojeiro. This car represents the ultimate Kinrara Trophy entry as one of only two pre-63 E-types currently racing with period Goodwood history - the other being the ex-Protheroe CUT 7. Period photographs of 170 FPX racing show GB sign on the tailgate suggesting possible forays onto the continent. With good drivers receiving decent starting money it was quite common to take in a European campaign. The photos also show rear offset competition wire wheels along with the removal of the motif bar suggesting the car was preppe

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  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster

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    - Supplied new to fruit machine king Vince Landa via his employee Kemal Kansaran - Three keepers and just 49,000 warranted miles from new - Purchased by Patrick Thornton of P & K Thornton Restorations 'Classic Jaguar Specialists' in 1986 and painstakingly refurbished before returning to the road in 2008 - Matching numbers and original Carmen Red with Black livery - Involved in the infamous one armed bandit murder of 1967 which inspired the film 'Get Carter' - Referenced in the Mark Knoplfer song '5:15am' from the album Shangri-La

    • Year: 1966
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  • 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ‘Flat-floor’

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    Chassis No: 850428 Registration No: 9045 AP -0- This is an exceptional early example of the rare ‘Flat-floor’ Roadster. The car was comprehensively rebuilt in 2010 to concours standards and enhanced by numerous upgrades that include a 5 speed Getrag gearbox, power steering, up-rated four pot brakes, stainless steel exhaust, aluminium radiator and header tank coupled with an electric fan. The car was completely rewired during the process so that car has the performance and reliability that match its good looks. The Series 1 Roadster with the 3.8 Litre engine has long been regarded as the E-Type to own and this must be one of the best. The car comes from a most discerning collector and is offered for sale with matching numbers, a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate, MOT and current V5 Registration Document. -0- -0- -0- -0- OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA -0- -0- -0- -0- OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA -0- -0-

    • Year: 1962
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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Manual only 16,000 miles

    £160,000 £160,000

    This stunning Jaguar Series 3 E-Type V12 Roadster has only covered 15,000 miles from new, with full supporting documentation, including every MOT certificate back to 1978. Registered on the 25th June 1974 accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms it to be a matching numbers car. The paintwork is stunning and the interior is in wonderful condition. Finished in the definitive Carmen Red with biscuit leather, the car is equipped with the highly desirable manual transmission, sits on immaculate chrome wire wheels and is ready to go off and win "Best In Show" for the new owner. An amazing opportunity to own a unique and very genuine E-type.

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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2

    €198,500(£177,419.30) €198,500(£177,419.30)

    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 Series 2 Cabriolet 1969

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 1969 Series 2 convertible restored The E-Type is a sportscar of Jaguar. 3 generations were built between 1961 and 1974. This is a 1969 E-Type of te 2nd generation. The car har beautiful red paint, chrome wire wheels, black softtop and black leather interior. The car is fully restored and in a beautiful condition. The matching numbers 4235CC 6 cyl engine is fully revised and in excellent condition. The car has the most popular 4 speed manual gearbox, wooden steering wheel, wooden gear lever and a black soft top cover. This is a very beautiful restored Jaguar E-Type and a good 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: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 Coupe 1966

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    RESERVED / RESERVIERT / RESERVEE / GERESERVEERD Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 coupe 1966 matching numbers drivers car 1966 Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 coupe. The car is in drivers condition, which means you can drive it the way it is or make it optical even better. This Jaguar has red paint and a black interior. The car has the original matching numbers 4235 CC, 6 in line, 265 HP engine and manual gearbox. A Jaguar 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: 1966
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  • Jaguar E-type Series 1 Coupe 1963

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 coupe 1963 magnificently restored The Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 coupe was introduced on the Autosalon of Geneve in 1961. This 1963 coupe is really magnificently restored. The car has Opalescent Golden Sand paint with tan interior, which makes this car look fabulous. This Jaguar has the powerful 3.8 ltr, 6 cyl engine and manual gearbox. So a car in a marvelous colourcombination and a good 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: 1963
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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 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

    £99,950 £99,950

    Variant name:4.2 ,Variant: 4.2 A truly stunning Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 2 Roadster. Built on 16th September 1970 for the US market it underwent an extensive restoration at Jaguars Unlimited, Highland Park Illinois in 2009. A detailed schedule or fthe work completed and an invoice totalling $38000 is on file. In 2015 it was brought back to the UK and converted to Right Hand Drive and the engine was removed and rebuilt. Bills are on file for re-ground crank with new bearings, re-seated valves, new valves, guides and lifting gear, the block resleeved and bored to standard spec with re-sized conrods. The US fuel injection system has been removed and the car returned to the far more desirable triple carburettor set-up. Invoices are on file for all parts supplied and work completed. Jaguar Heritage Certificate available. Any inspection welcome, please call to arrange.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 28250 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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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 Cabriolet 1971

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 4.2 ltr 1971 Matching Numbers very good condition The E-Type is a beautiful sportscar from Jaguar, very popular and generally considered as one of the most beautiful cars ever built. This beautiful 1971 convertible has the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The car is fully restored and in topcondition. This Jaguar has the original 4235CC, 6 Zyl, 265 HP engine and manual gearbox. Technics are in very good condition. The car is matching numbers. The combination of the beautiful British Racing Green paint with the beige leather interior is fabulous. This wonderful cabriolet is ready for a lot of driving fun 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: 1971
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  • Jaguar E-Type 2+2 coupe 1971

    €89,950(£80,397.31) €89,950(£80,397.31)

    Jaguar E-Type 2+2 coupe 1971 British Racing Green Delivery of this Jaguar E-Type 2+2 was in 1971. The E-Type is technically and optically in great condition. The beautiful paint in colour British Racing Green is marvellous in combination with the chrome of the car. The beige leather interior is as new and in very good condition. This beautiful E-Type is a very interesting investment. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1971
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    €89,950(£80,397.31) €89,950(£80,397.31)
  • Jaguar E-Type Series II 2 + 2

    £79,995 £79,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series II 2 + 2 It is getting harder and harder to find a classic Jaguar E Type that is not known either to Google, the trade or to the various auction houses. Occasionally after much searching and wasted journeys one might just stumble across a very original UK supplied example that is not full of filler and/or rot, has not been converted or imported and then if your luck is really in, one that has only had a handful of owners with a fully traceable history. The unheard of (until now) would be to combine all of the above but with a single registered keeper from new (although he bought it when it was 3 years old). That registered keeper to then have kept documentation including a Heritage Certificate and 29 old MOT certificates detailing the very low usage. We quite obviously jumped at this unusual opportunity and have very sympathetically restored the car to the condition that it stands in today. Works have included a full respray. Whilst the bodywork was sound, it had various marks and scratches and the decision was therefore made to refresh this in its entirety. The interior has (all but the seats) been retrimmed which has retained the all important pati

    • Mileage: 54000 mi
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    £79,995 £79,995
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2

    £64,995 £64,995

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

    • Mileage: 83500 mi
    For sale
    £64,995 £64,995
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2 V12

    £69,995 £69,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2 V12 The Jaguar E Type V12, smooth, easy to drive, iconic and most importantly, steadily rising in price. Add to that one that has been restored and now presents beautifully in dark blue with red leather and then (yes there is more!), add the fact that it is the fourth from last off the production line and you have something pretty special. Chassis number 1S52111, it is one of just 2115 home market RHD examples with chassis 1S5215 being the last. Originally supplied by Fletchers in Swansea, this Jaguar was supplied to Mr J Cobey on 12 September 1973. He kept the vehicle until 1977 and then sold to Mr Charles Foreman. The third owner, Mr Stephen Barnes purchased the car in 1993 and commissioned a very high quality rebuild where the car was stripped to a bare metal shell, resprayed, rebuilt and then in 1998 put into storage. Mr Anthony Blackler acquired the car following its lengthy storage in 2002 and completed the rebuild by retrimming the car to the high standard that it is trimmed in today. The fifth and final keeper purchased the car in 2015. In his tenureship Mr Burrell has completed all works, left no stone unturned and has spent nearly £11

    • Mileage: 92000 mi
    For sale
    £69,995 £69,995
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 Only through our stand at Goodwood Revival were we able to meet Mr Geoffrey Gammon, not only the previous owner of this particular car but the owner of a wonderful Jaguar collection (one of which has already found a new home). As a keen Jaguar Enthusiast his cars are prepared and kept to the highest level, as this one is and it shows in both the condition of the car itself and the preparation of the documentation which accompanies it. Within this there is the original bookpack and a Heritage Certificate detailing that it was first purchased by 'Barton Willmore' of Reading through his local Dealer and distributor T Baker and Sons. As chassis number 52113 it is one of the very last (52115 being the last) and this makes this car rather special. It was supplied then in the colour combination then that it is in today, Pale Primrose with black leather trim, both of which are in excellent order with the leather showing just enough patina to be warm and inviting! Under the bonnet shows similar detail and has obviously be maintained to the highest standard with no expense spared. The file of documentation is over two inches thick and shows detail of

    • Mileage: 18000 mi
    For sale
    £59,995 £59,995
  • 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

    • Mileage: 84252 mi
    For sale
    £119,995 £119,995
  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 4.2 Roadster

    £99,995 £99,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 4.2 Roadster The new Series II Jaguar E-Type can be identified by its open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned larger front indicators, tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged 'mouth' with twin electric fans, and up-rated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also re-designed, with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. Head restraints, a collapsible steering column and an all synchromesh gearbox improved safety and comfort for the occupants. This very early, manufactured 1968, righthand drive, suggested matching number Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster has only covered 3,000 miles in the last fourteen years. The Heritage Certificate which accompanies the car details numbers and confirms that this E Type was supplied originally by Henlys in London with the date of dispatch 14 December 1968. More latterly in 1985, the car was the subject to a chassis up rebuild and since has been well looked after and has a very good history file to sugge

    • Mileage: 32000 mi
    For sale
    £99,995 £99,995
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC

    £129,995 £129,995

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

    • Mileage: 102 mi
    For sale
    £129,995 £129,995