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

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Nine out of ten cool cats who expressed a preference reckon the Jaguar E-type is the most glamorous, sensual car of all time. And is that any wonder? There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to do the E-type justice; if grown men had car posters on their bedroom walls, this Jag would grace most of them. All those clichés about setting the world alight are true; this car really did rewrite the rulebook. 
With looks, pace, power, engineering and heritage, the Jag also offered an extra quality – relative affordability. While Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche et al had worthy rivals, they were much more costly. That price differential has remained; a superb E-type can now be valuable, but an equivalent DB4 or 250GT will cost rather more.
Which one to buy?
It’s easy to overlook the differences between the various iterations of E-type, but they’re highly significant. Buy the wrong car and you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about. Also, don’t get taken in by the glamour of the roadster when the coupé is more affordable and every bit as good to drive. 
Generally, the earlier the E-type, the more desirable and expensive it is. Later cars do offer something more of a relaxed GT experience, while the earlier cars are the more sporting and focused driving machines. Which one you go for really depends on how you intend on using your classic Jaguar. 
There’s also the question of originality. The E-type is one of the most receptive classic cars to upgrades, and most cars will have received a few modifications along the way. If you’re not too fussed about the car retaining every original detail, then there are many new parts that can improve reliability, performance and drivability. A few companies also offer cars ready built to more modern usable standards, such as Eagle. 
Original right-hand-drive cars are a lot rarer than you’d think. Around 85 per cent of production was exported, so many right-hand-drive cars have been converted from left-hand drive at some point. Just ensure the car you buy is what it claims to be. Check it has the correct engine and that it’s not a roadster, which left the factory as a coupé. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is invaluable in providing details of the car’s original spec. 
If the car does need work there’s no need to fret about parts availability, because everything is available to revive an E-type, no matter how tired. With the right tools and enough time, a competent home mechanic can tackle just about any job that’s likely to crop up. 
Few cars at any price are as rewarding to own or drive as a well-restored E-type. And there’s the rub; it must be properly renovated if it is to give any pleasure – and there’s a huge amount of enjoyment to be gained from E-type ownership.
Performance and specs
Engine 3781cc, in-line six-cylinder
Power 265bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 260lb ft @ 4000rpm
Top speed 150mph 
0-60mph 6.9 seconds 
Fuel consumption 17.9mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Dimensions and weight
Wheelbase 2438mm
Length 4375mm
Width 1657mm
Height 1225mm
Kerb weight 1234kg
Common problems
• The 1961-1971 E-type’s iconic XK unit is renowned for its durability as long as it’s looked after. Capable of giving 150,000 miles between rebuilds, the straight-six isn’t especially stressed unless regularly thrashed – and few owners drive hard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Although steel wheels were standard, chromed wires are now fitted to many V12s. The usual checks for damaged spokes and worn splines are essential; this is especially important with a V12 because of the torque generated.
Model history
May 1957: First E-type prototype ‘E1A’ hits the road.
October 1960: Jaguar XK150 production ends.
March 1961: E-type first shown to the press at the Geneva motor show. It went on sale at just £2097 for the roadster and £2196 for the coupe.
October 1964: New 4.2-litre engine launched. Power unchanged but torque figure improved.
March 1966: Larger 2+2 model announced at Geneva motor show. 
October 1967: Mildly updated E-type (S1.5) goes on sale.
1968: Series 2 E-Type launched, with many cosmetic changes and refinements brought in to satisfy US customers
March 1971: V12-engined Series 3 Jaguar E-type launched.
September 1974: E-type production ends
Owners clubs, forums and websites
• www.jec.org.uk
• www.jaguardriver.co.uk
• www.jaguarownersclub.com
• www.sngbarratt.com
Summary and prices
Crucially, there’s no such thing as a bargain E-type. It’s quite common for someone to buy an example that’s priced at £20,000 below what would be expected. Then the new owner starts delving and discovers that to get the model up to the standard they were expecting, it needs £50,000 spent on it.
Starting with the Series 1, top condition FHC models cost up to £165,000, although concours examples might go for more. Decent examples can be picked up for between £65,000-£110,000, while rusty projects can still be found for £40,000. The Roadsters are considerably more expensive, topping out at £225,000, while usable runners can be picked up for £100,000-£130,000. Budget around £60,000 for a restoration project. Later 4.2-litre cars are generally valued at around the same level. 
Moving on to the Series 1.5 and Series 2 cars, for around £100,000, you can get one of the best coupe examples, or pay £135,000 for a roadster. These models are easier to live with, and represent the most common models, making it a popular choice if you plan on using it regularly. Budget around £35,000-£55,000 for a decent running coupe, and £70,000-£100,000 for the average roadster. 
The 2+2 is generally the bargain of the E-type range, and while it does look a little awkward compared to the normal models, it is considerably roomier inside, and prices for good cars range from £30,000-£65,000. 
The final V12 models also represent good value, especially in coupe form. Pay anywhere from £18,000-£50,000 for one of these in running condition, with £75,000 being the upper limit for one of the best. Roadsters are actually valued much higher, and you will generally pay twice as much as the equivalent coupe. 
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Last updated: 19th Jan 2016
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  • Jaguar E type 3.8 Litre Fixed Head Coupe 1964 grey


    Sold, thank you!

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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £15,000 £15,000


    • Year: pre 1900
    • Mileage: 60000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series II OTS (1970).

    £88,750 £88,750

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

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 124 mi
    For sale
    Albion Motorcars
    0032 475 21 10 98
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £75,000 £75,000

    E-Type UK, based in Kent are excited to offer a fantastic restoration opportunity in the form of an original matching numbers, right hand drive Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster. This ‘barn find’ e-type presents a fantastic opportunity to restore an original RHD 1965 Jaguar E-Type. Series 1 RHD Jaguar E-Types are few and far between with only 700 of the 72,515 Jaguar E-Types being right hand drive. This car has matching numbers and even comes with the original log book detailing out all previous owners. This rare Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster was found in North Wales but was originally registered in London. The car was purchased by its most recent owner in Brighton in 1974 but was relocated to North Wales more than 30 years ago.

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 20000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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    01732 852762
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £130,000 £130,000

    E-Type UK are proud to offer this superb Californian Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 OTS presented in azure blue and with a cinnamon leather interior. Having only covered just 19,000 miles since 1974, this E-Type Series 3 V12 OTS could be considered one of the finest examples available. This E-Type Series 3 V12 OTS has been extremely well maintained with no expense spared including many original Jaguar features including, original trim and carpet. This E-Type Series 3 V12 OTS has only had three owners from new with the second Jaguar owner acquiring and owning the E-Type Series 3 V12 for over 33 years. This Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 has a very extensive history file including all the original owners manuals, MOT's and This E-Type Series 3 V12 OTS has had a professional bare metal re-spray just a few years ago. This work was carried out to mild fading and chipping and in an endeavour to maintain the future value. This E-Type Series 3 V12 OTS has been maintained by us, E-Type UK, for the past few years being serviced annually and only covering a mere 1000 miles since 2009.

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 19000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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    01732 852762
  • 1969 Jaguar E Type Roadster LHD

    £79,995 £79,995

    Matching numbers Fully restored to its original colour scheme Complete with a Heritage Certificate This lovely matching numbers E Type has an interesting history. Originally supplied in the USA it was purchased from Exotic Cars of Illinois by its last US owner in the 1980s. Fully restored in its original colour scheme in the 90s, the car was then carefully stored until being imported to the UK last year. In excellent condition throughout, the car is in original US spec with the exception of the side repeaters. Complete with a Heritage Certificate and a letter from the previous owner verifying the car's history and mileage.

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 11674 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £240,000 £240,000

    History and Specification E-Type UK are proud to offer this superb Californian Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS for sale. Having been fully refurbished it is presented in black with red leather. This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS benefits from many E-Type UK upgrades including; fast Jaguar road engine, six branch stainless steel exhaust system, silicone hoses, aluminum radiator and header tank, high output alternator, Later 4 Speed Syncro Gearbox and adjustable shock absorbers front and rear. The Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS comes complete with its original matching numbers four speed Moss gearbox in part of the sale, for originality purposes. The most famous British sports car ever produced, the Jaguar E-Type which was manufactured in Britain between 1961 and 1975. Combining both beauty and performance along with competitive pricing established Jaguar E-Type as a marque of distinction. Around the early 1960’s most sports car had drum brakes, live rear axles, and average performance times. The Jaguar E-Type arrived on the sports car scene offering speeds up to 150 mph and a 0-60 time of less than 7 seconds. Based on the famed Jaguar D Type car, which has won the world’s most prestigious sports-car race for three consecutive years (1955-1957), the E-type was destined for success. It was the first production vehicle employing the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework. The Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS can be distinguished from other E-type models by its glass covered headlights which were standard until 1967 and its smaller mouth shaped aperture at the front of the vehicle and finally its combined sidelights/indicators above the quarter bumpers. The 3.8 E-type models were supplied with leather upholstered bucket seats, a dotted aluminum center instrument panel which was upgraded to leather and vinyl in 1963 and a four speed gearbox that lacked synchromesh in first gear often referred to as the ‘MOSS BOX’ E-Type UK invites you to visit our showrooms to view this unique and rare E-Type model where you can also see our specialist technicians working on various Jaguar E-Type restoration and Jaguar upgrade projects.

    • Year: 1963
    • Engine size: 3.8
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    01732 852762

    £107,250 £107,250

    --White with Red leather interior, Red carpeting and Black convertible top, 20,000 original miles from new, Fully Restored-Best of Show Winner, 4-speed manual transmission, Matching numbers, Wire wheels. This is one of the last XKE V-12 Roadsters to come down the line prior to the end of production in 1974. Built in March of 1974, it was imported through British Leyland Motors for the Pontiac/Cadillac dealer in Bristol, Connecticut. In turn the E-type was sold to Mr. Peter Fazzone of Milldale, Connecticut. As per the original owner… I purchased the car new and had it totally restored; The car has 20,000 original miles and less than 100 miles since it has been restored; Complete photo album of the car during the restoration; Less than 100 miles since restoration; Restored by Stew Jones, Winsted, Connecticut, world reknown for his work and specialization in the Series III E-type; This V-12 E-type is the first ever to achieve 100 points at a Jaguar Club of North American national concours; For several years thereafter it was transported in an enclosed trailer to various show where it won 1st place at every show it was entered in and on several occasions, Best of Show. This E-type come

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 20000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster


    Although automotive styling is subjective, the one vehicle that tops the most opinion polls is the instantly recognisable classic Jaguar E-type. A car which Enzo Ferrari described as ‘The most beautiful car in the world’. This manual S2 is completely original having matching numbers and is offered in outstanding condition, finished in Opalescent silver grey with full blue Vaumol leather interior. The 72 spoke chrome wire wheels are in perfect condition finished off with classic white wall tyres authentic for the period. With the series 2 being the most developed and reliable, the SII E-Type benefitted from open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators, tail lights below the bumpers and more comfortable seats. Standard Series II upgrades also included uprated brakes and twin electric fans enabling better cooling. A beautiful example of a classic Jaguar.

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £179,850 £179,850

    1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 DHC LHD Quote Ref: NFCC0129 Chassis Number: 881424 Exterior Colour: Red Interior Colour: Black Hood Colour: Black Number of Previous Owners: Was Registered / Used Overseas Mileage: 42,777 4 Speed Gearbox US Matching Numbers & Original Left Hand Drive Very original car having a very high success in Concours events NFCC acting on behalf of owner. Concourse Winner: JCNA Judging - all in Class 5 - Championship Division 1996 - JCNA Judging Seattle, WA - 99.18 Vancouver, B.C. - 99.61 Portland, OR - 99.05 Class 5 - 3rd place nationally Northwest Champion - Average Score of 99.28 1997 - JCNA Judging Seattle, WA - 98.63 Vancouver, B.C. - 99.87 Portland, OR - 99.80 Class 5 - 5th place nationally Northwest Champion - Average Score of 99.43 1998 - JCNA Judging Seattle, WA - 99.65 Vancouver, B.C. - 99.78 Victoria, B.C. - 99.91 - Best E-Type at JCNA Western States Meet Portland, OR - 99.66 Class 5 - 6th place nationally Northwest Champion - Average Score of 99.7833 1999 - JCNA Judging Seattle, WA - 99.49 Vancouver, B.C - 99.82 Portland, OR - 99.89 - Best Jaguar in Show Class 5 - 4th place nationally Northwest Champion - Average Score of 99.855 2000 - JCNA Judging Seattle, WA - 99.85 Portland, OR - 99.91 2001 - JCNA Judging Seattle, WA - 99.90 Vancouver, B.C - 99.85 Portland, OR - 99.88 Class 5 - 11th place nationally 2002 - JCNA Judging Portland, OR - 99.93

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 42777 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III 5.3 2+2 FHC Auto

    £49,995 £49,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III 5.3 2+2 FHC Auto As confirmed by the Heritage Certificate this Jaguar was first registered in October 1972, having been sold by Henlys, London to a E S Zilouf. We have copies of all further registration documents detailing the very low ownership and a folder of service history and invoices detailing various works. This is a very straight clean original Right Hand Drive Automatic V12 E-Type with the added benefit of a Webasto Roof. It drives beautifully and is presented with excellent paintwork and interior trim. For those who prefer manual we can convert the car to a 5 Speed manual gearbox for around £5,000 and wire wheels are £2000 fitted.

    • Mileage: 51000 mi
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    Arun Ltd
    01798 874477
  • Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III Manual

    £79,995 £79,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III Manual One consequence of the E-Type's long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in 1971 with the arrival of the Series III V12. Weighing only 80lb more than the cast-iron-block 4.2-litre XK six, the new all-alloy, 5.3-litre, overhead-camshaft V12 producing slightly more power (272 instead of 265bhp) but vastly more torque (349 instead of 283lb/ft), an output good enough for a top speed in excess of 140mph, a 0-100mph time of around 16 seconds which made the V12 the fastest-accelerating E-Type ever. Other mechanical changes beneath the Series III's more aggressive looking exterior included ventilated front disc brakes, anti-dive front suspension, Lucas transistorised ignition and Adwest power-assisted steering, while automatic transmission was one of the more popular options on what was now more of a luxury Grand Tourer than out-and-out sports car. Flared wheelarches, a deeper radiator air intake complete with grille, and a four-pipe exhaust system distinguished the Series III from its six-cylinder forbears, plus, of course, that all-important 'V12

    • Mileage: 54000 mi
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    Arun Ltd
    01798 874477
  • Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Manual

    £79,995 £79,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Manual The first significant up-grade of Jaguar's sensational E-Type sports car occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gearbox with synchromesh on first gear, and a superior Lockheed brake servo. Apart from '4.2' badging, the car's external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements. These mainly concerned the cooling and electrical systems, the latter gaining an alternator and adopting the industry standard negative ground, while the interior boasted a matt black dashboard and improved seating arrangements. The top speed of around 150mph remained unchanged, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved acceleration. Like its 3.8-litre forbear, the 4.2-litre E-Type was built in roadster and coupé forms, and in 1966 gained an additional 2+2 coupé variant on a 9" longer wheelbase. Intended to extend the E-Type's appeal beyond the traditional sports car-buying market, the new 'family orientated' 2+2 came with improved visibility thanks to an increased glass area, more headroom, improved

    • Mileage: 30000 mi
    For sale
    Arun Ltd
    01798 874477
  • Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

    £134,995 £134,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster The best looking and most desirable of all the E-Type variants is the Series 1 Roadster, as we have here. Like all the earliest cars it is fitted with the legendary 3.8-litre XK straight-six which provides a much sportier feel than the later, softer 4.2-litre engine. Quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lb/ft of torque in standard tune, it is mated to a four-speed Moss gearbox with synchromesh on the top three ratios. The interior of these earliest cars is also the most sporting and attractive of all the E-Type range with lightweight bucket seats and that wonderful aluminium cockpit trim which could have come straight from a WW2 fighter. Quite apart from their sheer beauty, these are genuinely quick cars even by today’s standards; yet they are easy to live with and maintain (unlike Italian exotica) with all parts readily available and a whole army of specialists to service them. This particular car as its accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms, was delivered to Jaguar Cars in New York 18th May 1962 and then sold to its first Californian owner and as far as we can determine, the car has been a dry state car until March 2014 when was

    • Mileage: 68000 mi
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    Arun Ltd
    01798 874477
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flat Floor Roadster

    £139,995 £139,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Flat Floor Roadster The best looking and most desirable of all the E-Type variants is the Series 1 Roadster, as we have here. Like all the earliest cars it is fitted with the legendary 3.8-litre XK straight-six which provides a much sportier feel than the later, softer 4.2-litre engine. Quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lb/ft of torque in standard tune, it is mated to a four-speed Moss gearbox with synchromesh on the top three ratios. The interior of these earliest cars is also the most sporting and attractive of all the E-Type range with lightweight bucket seats and that wonderful aluminium cockpit trim which could have come straight from a WW2 fighter. Quite apart from their sheer beauty, these are genuinely quick cars even by today’s standards, yet remain easy to live with and maintain (unlike Italian exotica) with all parts readily available and a whole army of specialists to service them. This particular car is number 1085 of the run and declared new in November 1961. It has had one owner from 1991 who embarked on a lengthy restoration. Some 16 years later, with many fresh nuts and bolts and countless new parts, his restoration was final

    • Mileage: 2000 mi
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    Arun Ltd
    01798 874477
  • JAGUAR E-TYPE - 1972

    £49,995 £49,995

    Jaguar E-Type series 3 v12, Manual 5.3ltr RHD original British car. Finished in old British white with a black leather interior both of which are in first class order. The car was subject to a restoration in the 90`s and has been dry stored since then. ;;4 speed manul gearbox ;stainless steel exhaust with all new manifolds;front and rear suspension completely overhauled using polybushes throughout.;This E-Type drives and performs to a exceptional standard and could be used every day..

    • Mileage: 78000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.393
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    SG Group
    01483 205 013
  • Jaguar E type Series 1 4.2 £POA


    This wonderful 1966 Series one E type Roadster was supplied new to a Gentleman from Oklahoma for his daughters graduation present. As she could not master the manual gear change, he took the car back and kept it as a holiday car until his passing 3 years ago. It is in remarkable original condition and has clearly been looked after well. It has the usual paint fade which he rectified by a not very high quality respray and the leather seat covers have been replaced by vinyl, another typical US trait. With very little work the car could be made to be roadworthy, or it would make a superb basis for a 100 point Concours restoration. Series One Roadsters are becoming very hard to find in this condition and I fear I wont find another this good to keep, but I already have a 3.8 OTS so sadly this must go to its next lucky owner. Please free to call to discuss

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