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

Jaguar E-type: Buying guide and review (1961-1974) Classic and Performance Car
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More column inches of purple prose must have been devoted to the Jaguar E-type than any other car. So let’s not try. Let’s take it as a given that the E-type is as beloved as the late Queen Mum and just as much a symbol of everything that put the Great into Britain. Let’s ask, instead – why has this car, which was a long way from perfect even when it was brand new in 1961, achieved a near-mythical status? And why has Jaguar yet to come up with anything more memorable?
 
The E-type is certainly one of a mere handful of British vehicles that are instantly recognisable to people who have absolutely no interest in motoring. It’s become a mobile cliché of the Swinging Sixties; Mike Myers’ ‘Shaguar’ E-type in the Austin Powers movies was supposedly inspired by ’60s heart-throb Simon Dee driving away with the blonde in the E-type at the end of his TV chat show, Dee Time. 
 
Real-life celebrity owners such as footballer George Best (‘I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered...’) gave the E-type a louche, caddish image that was probably the last thing Sir William Lyons intended and yet was ironically in keeping with Jaguar’s well-established reputation as ‘the Bentley of Wardour Street’ – a thoroughfare in the heart of London’s Soho that in the 1950s was a synonym for sleaze and vulgarity.
 
Which brings us to the crux of the matter, the E-type’s looks. Men and women are shallow creatures when it comes to judging by appearances, and the E-type has that kind of immediately accessible sex appeal that will never go out of fashion. Even the Italians were impressed: Enzo Ferrari reputedly called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ – though one suspects that, like most great quotes, this one may not be entirely reliable. 
 
Great looks, fab engine; shame about the brakes, seats and gearbox. OK, that’s being slightly harsh, but the E-type was  awed even by the standards of 1961. The brakes were discs all round – good – but they weren’t up to keeping a hard-driven 140mph-plus E-type in check – bad. The simple bucket seats were not terribly comfortable and there wasn’t enough room for taller drivers, while the Moss gearbox was as slow and obstructive as it had always been in previous XKs. Rumour has it that it was designed for a pre-war truck.
 
On the other hand, the independent rear suspension was a genuine innovation (take that, Ferrari, with your beam rear axles – pah!) that gave the E-type a comfortable ride and superb roadholding. And that was a key reason why E-types could be raced, and win, straight out of the box, as drivers such as Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and many more immediately proved. Jaguar’s reputation for building cars that really shifted without rattling the occupants’  llings started with the E-type.
 
With looks, pace, power, engineering and heritage, the Jag also offered an extra quality – relative affordability. While Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche et al had worthy rivals, they were much more costly. That price differential has remained; a superb E-type can now be valuable, but an equivalent DB4 or 250GT will cost rather more.
 

Which E-type to buy?

 
It’s easy to overlook the differences between the various iterations of E-type, but they’re highly significant. Buy the wrong car and you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about. Also, don’t get taken in by the glamour of the roadster when the coupé is more affordable and every bit as good to drive. 
 
Generally, the earlier the E-type, the more desirable and expensive it is. Later cars do offer something more of a relaxed GT experience, while the earlier cars are the more sporting and focused driving machines. Which one you go for really depends on how you intend on using your classic Jaguar. 
 
There’s also the question of originality. The E-type is one of the most receptive classic cars to upgrades, and most cars will have received a few modifications along the way. If you’re not too fussed about the car retaining every original detail, then there are many new parts that can improve reliability, performance and drivability. A few companies also offer cars ready built to more modern usable standards, such as Eagle. 
 
 
Original right-hand-drive cars are a lot rarer than you’d think. Around 85 per cent of production was exported, so many right-hand-drive cars have been converted from left-hand drive at some point. Just ensure the car you buy is what it claims to be. Check it has the correct engine and that it’s not a roadster, which left the factory as a coupé. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is invaluable in providing details of the car’s original spec. 
 
If the car does need work there’s no need to fret about parts availability, because everything is available to revive an E-type, no matter how tired. With the right tools and enough time, a competent home mechanic can tackle just about any job that’s likely to crop up. 
 
Few cars at any price are as rewarding to own or drive as a well-restored E-type. And there’s the rub; it must be properly renovated if it is to give any pleasure – and there’s a huge amount of enjoyment to be gained from E-type ownership.
 
As the most affordable, the Series 3 is worth consideration. By the time it was launched in 1971, the E-type had been in production for a full ten years and, while the Series 2 was an upgrade of the Series 1, the Series 3 was an entirely different animal.
 
The venerable XK twin-cam straight-six was replaced by a mighty V12 of 5.3 litres, in the process of which the sporty E-type grew up to become a civilised grand tourer with more space and comfort. Yet some Jaguar enthusiasts were dismayed. ‘Soft’ and ‘fat’ were words sometimes used to describe the Series 3 and, yes, it is longer, wider and heavier than previous E-types. But the magnificent V12 engine is a gem that stumps out a useful 276bhp and 304lb ft of torque – leading figures of the day, and much more than the equivalent Mercedes-Benz SL or BMW 3.0 CS could muster.
 
As the V12 is constructed of aluminium, the Series 3 weighs only about 100kg more than the Series 2 and the independent suspension is much the same, so suggestions that it had become fat and soft are erroneous: it’s actually more powerful and faster than previous E-type iterations. Of course, the S3 has power steering as standard and most have automatic transmission too, but find a rare manual, fit some uprated dampers, check the cooling system is up to muster and that the tyres are up to pressure – then blow the doors off  earlier E-types with easy disdain.
 
 

What about the Lightweight Jaguar E-type?

 
How did Jaguar make the E-type quick enough to keep up with (and even beat) the racebred GTO? Simple. It added lightness. Only two years after Jaguar launched the road car, it followed the precedent set by John Coombs’ racing prototype. When the 12 factory Lightweights appeared, they all employed a much lighter aluminium alloy main body tub, as well as 18-gauge aluminium bonnet, doors and bootlid. Result: the E-type shed around 120kg compared with the standard car – actually making it lighter than the 1078kg of the Ferrari.
 
More power followed too, thanks to Lucas fuel injection for the newly dry-sumped engine, which also featured an aluminium block in place of the heavy iron one of the standard car’s, while the race-bred D-type donated its cylinder head. The Manufacturers’ Championship rules changed from sports cars to GTs in 1963, opening the E-type up to a racing world dominated by the GTO, the Chevrolet Corvette and soon the Shelby Cobra. Don’t go looking for headline wins at Le Mans and Sebring in the Lightweight’s racing history. Instead, this car became a class-winning privateer’s dream, outpacing the Ferrari and the ’Vette over shorter distances.
 
Unfortunately, those alloy-block engines were prone to overheating, so the long-distance races of the Lightweight’s era remained the preserve of its rivals while Jaguar developed the stillborn mid-engined XJ13 racer. 
 

Performance and specs


Engine  3781cc, in-line six-cylinder
Power 265bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 260lb ft @ 4000rpm
Transmission Four-speed manual
0-62mph 6.9 seconds
Top speed 149mph
Fuel consumption  17.9mpg
Price when new £2098
 

Dimensions and weight


Wheelbase            2438mm 
Length 4375mm
Width 1657mm
Height 1225mm
Weight 1234kg
 

Common problems

 
• The 1961-1971 E-type’s iconic XK unit is renowned for its durability as long as it’s looked after. Capable of giving 150,000 miles between rebuilds, the straight-six isn’t especially stressed unless regularly thrashed – and few owners drive hard.
 
• Get it up to temperature before testing; listen for any knocks or rattles. Check for oil leaks as well as exhaust smoke; expect a few wisps on start-up, but things should soon settle. Once fully warm, look for at least 40psi on the pressure gauge with the engine turning over at 3000rpm.
 
• Make sure the cooling fan cuts in on tickover. If the temperature gauge needle keeps climbing, the engine may well have overheated once: evidence of a blown head gasket is white ‘mayonnaise’ on the oil filler cap. If the motor is smoking badly or it’s very rattly, it’ll need total rebuild.
 
• The V12 that arrived in 1971 is an all-time great; properly kept it’ll do 200,000 miles. Poor maintenance leads to overheating, so idle the engine for a few minutes and watch the gauge. Harshness points to previous overheating having distorted the long block and heads. These are alloy, so anti-freeze must be maintained otherwise internal corrosion is guaranteed, leading to a less-efficient cooling system that ensures even worse overheating.
 
• Low oil pressure at idle isn’t a problem, but check for at least 45lb (preferably 55lb) at 2500rpm. Leaks are common at the rear crankshaft seal; once it’s failed, a full rebuild is needed. Cars that have been run infrequently are especially likely to suffer from this, as the seal dries out then wears more readily.
 
• The V12 has 20 rubber coolant hoses; the replacement of perished ones is very involved as the water rails and carbs have to be removed. They must also be to the correct reinforced spec; the coolant system runs at 15psi (earlier E-types are just 4 psi).
 
• The original rubber fuel lines will now be brittle, while the Zenith-Stromberg carbs go out of tune when their diaphragms perish. Rebuilt carbs are the best solution; there are four at £350 each. Incidentally, the V12 happily runs on unleaded, as hardened valve seats were factory fitted.
 
• E-type gearbox and driveline issues? There’s little to worry about here, but listen for clonks that signify worn universal joints or whining that betrays a dodgy diff. Fixing the former is straightforward; the latter is less easy and rather more costly. 
 
• Gearboxes are also strong, but the recalcitrance of the Moss unit on 3.8-litre cars is legendary. It’s noisier than the later one, too, so don’t expect a ‘box that’s especially easy or pleasant to use, particularly when selecting first or reverse. 
 
• Most V12s have a three-speed Borg Warner Model 12 auto, yet the Jaguar four-speed manual is more sought after. They’re both durable, but the latter can suffer from weak synchro on second and third; check for difficulty selecting gears when cold. 
 
• If ratio changes are jerky on the auto, or there’s any slipping, a service involves fresh fluid, filters and band adjustment. For an overhaul, budget £1100. Clutches, diffs and driveshafts are durable, but check for vibrations, clonks or whines.
 
• What about the suspension, steering and brakes? Jack up each wheel and rock it diagonally, feeling for wear in the bushes and bearings. If there is no play at the rear, the bearings have been set too tight and will probably overheat and fail. There are some in the hub as well as the lower fulcrum; a little play in each of these can lead to what feels like an alarming amount of movement at the wheel, but it should be no more than an eighth of an inch or so.
 
• Remove the rear wheels and look at the axle cage mountings, which can perish or break. If you’ve already driven the car by now and it feels rather lively at the back, it could be due to rear-wheel steering as a result of the wear. While you’re under there, ensure there’s no oil leaking from the diff onto the inboard rear brakes. 
 
• Any signs of trouble and it’s an axle-out job to sort. If there are creaks from the rear suspension, it’ll be because the lower hub pivots have corroded; if not greased regularly they wear rapidly or seize.
 
• At the front there shouldn’t be nearly as much play, but don’t be surprised if you can detect a small amount. If it’s bearing wear, that’s easy to sort, but it might be worn lower wishbone balljoints. These act directly on the wishbone, which can be shimmed only so much before replacements are needed at a little over £100 per side. 
 
• The rack-and-pinion steering is reliable, but wear in the column joints is normal; replacement is easy. The brakes should feel very strong, but imbalance is usually caused by that oil on the discs we mentioned. 
 
• The handbrake can also give problems; the self-adjusting mechanism often seizes through lack of greasing. Try to roll the car on a level surface and see if it quickly grinds to a halt; if it does, fixing is simply a case of freeing off and lubing.
 
• Although steel wheels were standard, chromed wires are now fitted to many V12s. The usual checks for damaged spokes and worn splines are essential; this is especially important with a V12 because of the torque generated.
 

Model history

 
May 1957: First E-type prototype ‘E1A’ hits the road.
October 1960: Jaguar XK150 production ends.
March 1961: E-type first shown to the press at the Geneva motor show. It went on sale at just £2097 for the roadster and £2196 for the coupe.
October 1964: New 4.2-litre engine launched. Power unchanged but torque figure improved.
March 1966: Larger 2+2 model announced at Geneva motor show. 
October 1967: Mildly updated E-type (S1.5) goes on sale.
1968: Series 2 E-Type launched, with many cosmetic changes and refinements brought in to satisfy US customers
March 1971: V12-engined Series 3 Jaguar E-type launched.
September 1974: E-type production ends
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites

 
• www.jec.org.uk
• www.jaguardriver.co.uk
• www.jaguarownersclub.com
• www.sngbarratt.com
 

Summary and prices

 
Crucially, there’s no such thing as a bargain E-type. It’s quite common for someone to buy an example that’s priced at £20,000 below what would be expected. Then the new owner starts delving and discovers that to get the model up to the standard they were expecting, it needs £50,000 spent on it.
 
Starting with the Series 1, top condition FHC models cost up to £165,000, although concours examples might go for more. Decent examples can be picked up for between £65,000-£110,000, while rusty projects can still be found for £40,000. The Roadsters are considerably more expensive, topping out at £225,000, while usable runners can be picked up for £100,000-£130,000. Budget around £60,000 for a restoration project. Later 4.2-litre cars are generally valued at around the same level. 
 
Moving on to the Series 1.5 and Series 2 cars, for around £100,000, you can get one of the best coupe examples, or pay £135,000 for a roadster. These models are easier to live with, and represent the most common models, making it a popular choice if you plan on using it regularly. Budget around £35,000-£55,000 for a decent running coupe, and £70,000-£100,000 for the average roadster. 
 
The 2+2 is generally the bargain of the E-type range, and while it does look a little awkward compared to the normal models, it is considerably roomier inside, and prices for good cars range from £30,000-£65,000. 
 
The final V12 models also represent good value, especially in coupe form. Pay anywhere from £18,000-£50,000 for one of these in running condition, with £75,000 being the upper limit for one of the best. Roadsters are actually valued much higher, and you will generally pay twice as much as the equivalent coupe.
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  • 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ Fixedhead Coupé

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    The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 and its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960's motoring. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only in March 1961, the cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre six cylinder XK engine from the XK150S. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964, although there was never a fixed specification for this unofficial model, the Series I½, can be recognised by open headlights, small 'mouth' opening at the front of the bonnet, signal and tail-lights above the bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. It is thought to be one of the more collectable of all E-Types as just 1,942 were made in righthand drive compared to the 72,215 total production. The 4.2 litre engine offered increased power and usability whilst retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars. This original righthand drive E-Type Series 1½ Fixedhead Coupé was purchase by the vendor's family in 2006 from the previous owner who acquired the car in 1983. Between buying the car in 2006 and 2009, it was the subject to a cosm

    • Year: 2017
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    Historics at Brooklands
  • Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe

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    - 1 of just 2,116 RHD examples made, 'matching' chassis and engine numbers - 72,500 recorded miles, manual gearbox and MOT's into July 2017 - Offered with 24 old MOT certificates and large collection of invoices - Extensively restored in the late 80's Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: Very Good Engine: Very Good Electrical Equipment: Very Good Paintwork: Very Good Transmission: Very Good Interior Trim: Very Good

    • Year: 1971
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  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster

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    - 1 of just 776 RHD examples made and supplied new to the Channel Islands - Current ownership since 1990, credible but unwarranted 87,000 recorded miles and MOT'd till March 2018 - 'Matching' chassis and engine numbers, original Black leather upholstery and JDHT Certificate

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type V12 6.0 Auto

    £89,995 £89,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type V12 6.0 Auto First registered 21st April 1972 this Series III V12 E-Type Jaguar has recently been completely restored, re-built and upgraded by the highly regarded Lanes Jaguar of Lichfield to their GTA Specification. Completed in 2014 and finished in flawless Gunmetal Metallic with Burgundy hide the car sits on wide chrome competition wire wheels with Dunlop 205/70 Tyres. From every angle this car is simply breath taking, particularly so as both the front and the rear of the car has been modified to S1 appearance. Based on a UK car the owner acquired the car late in 2011 with the intention of appointing Lanes to transform the vehicle into a really quick, driveable and usable touring machine. The works carried out are documented from Lanes and there are also a series of photographs showing the car in its bare state. Mechanical modifications include the supply and installation of a 6 Litre Jaguar V12 engine with Fuel Injection and new fuel lines. This phenomenal power plant has been mated to a Jaguar J gate Automatic Gearbox with rebuilt Rear Differential. The braking systems have been overhauled and up-rated with a new Servo fitted. The suspension has been

    • Mileage: 3800 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £37,000 £37,000

    - Matching Numbers 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - Gunmetallic with red interior - original color combination - Outstanding original car - confirmad by first owner - Mechanically rebuild to perfect condition with lots of "sensible" upgrades The engine was rebuild by renowed UK expert and has only covered 10.000 km since then. The mechanical rebuild includes; New spaceframe, new wire wheels, upgraded brakes (it really stopps!), rear axle and differential rebuild, adjustable dampers, alternator etc. The typical overheating problems has been corrected with a upgraded cooler and electric Kenlowe fan and cabb now be run in modern traffic. Inside the original leather seats and carpets are supplemented with new door sides, seat belts and other trims. Outside it is rust free and free of traffic damamages and appears suitable "patinated" for its age. A fantastic car that drives and handles 100% the was the e-type can and should. The car is located in Italy but can be delivered anywhere in Europe.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 10000 mi
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    Kim Christensen
  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster ‘Flat Floor’

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    Introduced in 3.8-litre form in May 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a major 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 design owed much to that of the racing D-Type. 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 spaceframe 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 of experience gained with the D-Type they created one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward s

    • Year: 2017
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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

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    The Jaguar E-Type was ten years old and needed a new lease of life. History repeated itself and it was a huge success when Jaguar debuted its robust V12 engine in a sports car instead of the saloon for which it was designed. Despite its sports-car heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed the twelve-cylinder engine to power them with sufficient torque and refinement. Larger and softer in nature with weight redistributed 53/47, the Series III had lost the wilds of its youth but gained the long legged touring profile to which it was arguably better suited. Robert Bell in Motor was quoted as saying at the time that "all we expected to try was a new engine, but what in fact we drove was a new car. Not a yowling, aggressive Ferrari-like machine with which, perhaps, most people associate a V12 engine, but a very smooth, quiet and refined grand touring sports car". This manual E-Type Roadster was built on 6th February 1973 and shipped to New York on 2 March 1973. It spent its life on the East Coast where it was partly restored and had a bare metal respray. The car was then shipped to Eire when its then owner relocated with his collection of Jaguars. T

    • Year: 2017
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  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé

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    The E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975, with Jaguar creating a legend by combining good looks and high performance all at a competitive price. Established as an icon of 1960's motoring and a great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan, around 60,000 of these were left hand drive mainly destined for the USA. The Series One was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, with the domestic market launch coming four months later, in July of that year. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburettor, 3.8-litre, six cylinder XK engine and non synchromesh gearbox from the XK150S plus some very pretty but upright and uncompromising seats. The 4.2 litre cars were introduced in October 1964 with the same power and top speed of 150mph, but with more torque from the larger engine, a brand new all synchromesh gearbox, some very comfortable seats and brakes more in keeping with that advertised top speed. The 4.2 litre was a far better product and much easier to live with on a daily basis. This example is the sought after 4.2 litre version with all synchromesh gearbox, manufactured on 12/04/1965 and supplied to Henlys of London. An ea

    • Year: 2017
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  • Jaguar E-type OTS Series 1.5 1968

    £20,900 £20,900

    Although the car is fairly dis-embled I believe that it's very complete.  The windshield was broken so I didn't pick it up, but the chrome windshield moldings were there.All of the parts on the tarps are boxed up and ready to go with the car.The engine, transmission, and front frame support have matching numbers.  The body number on the back was rusted off.I don't think it was ever in a serious accident and the front frame supports look good.Being a series 1.5 it has open headlights, but retains the small taillights and bumpers of a series 1.It rolls pretty easy and should be easy to ship.

    • Mileage: 89619 mi
    • Engine size: 4235
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  • 1963 Jaguar 3.8 E-Type Roadster

    £199,995 £199,995

    1963 Jaguar 3.8 E-Type Roadster; LHD; Opalescent Silver Blue/Dark Blue Connolly Hide; Totally Restored Throughout having taken 5 years to Complete; Matching Numbers; Jaguar Heritage Certificate. This car has Only Covered 500 mls since it was Completed +++++

    • Year: 1963
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  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2

    £54,995 £54,995

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

    • Mileage: 90000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Sir Jack Brabham Series 1 - 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Sir Jack Brabham Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe This UK-delivered RHD Series 1 4.2 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe was supplied new to Sir Jack Brabham by Coombs of Guildford in 1964. It is an early car and comes with its original registration number and is finished in the factory colour scheme of Red paint with Black interior and benefits from full matching numbers. This car requires a sympathetic restoration and as such provides an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an original and unmolested example of the marque with a fabulous history. The car is offered as a project or alternatively can be completed by JD Classics to the new owner’s specification. Further information to follow, please contact us for further details Photograph shows a similar car after restoration.

    • Year: 1964
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - 3.8 Litre RHD Roadster

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster. One of the first 100 cars manufactured by Jaguar with distinguishing features including flat floors. Matching numbers, original factory colour scheme of Opalescent Dark Green with Suede Green interior, this RHD car was earmarked by Jaguar chairman Sir William Lyons and donated as a prize in a raffle to raise funds for the Motor Industries Benevolent Fund (BEN). The winner of the E-Type used the car in competition during 1962. Total ground up 3500 hour concours restoration performed by JD Classics to original specification and completed in 2012, correctly stored and maintained by JD Classics since restoration. An opportunity to own an early iconic E-type with superb provenance and in genuine concours condition. Please contact us for more details.

    • Year: 1961
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Litre Series 1 FHC Manufactured on 17th March 1965, this 4.2 Litre Series 1 fixed head coupe was a UK specification, right hand drive example finished in Opalescent Silver Blue coachwork with Grey interior. Dispatched by Jaguar distributor Henlys of Manchester on 26th March 1965 with UK registration ‘CNC 420C.’ Acquired by the previous owner in April 2013 in unrestored but running and driving condition, he commissioned a comprehensive concours level restoration. The car was totally dismantled and stripped down to a bare shell and bare metalled. Great attention was made particularly to panel fit and shut lines. The finished shell was painted in the original colour of Opalescent Silver Blue to an extremely high standard and all brightwork was re-chromed. The interior was completely re-trimmed in the correct Grey leather to concours standards. The engine and gearbox were stripped and completely rebuilt. All components were either restored or renewed throughout the vehicle during the restoration. A full stainless exhaust system was fitted including the manifolds, an electronic ignition, competition chrome wire wheels an

    • Year: 1965
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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

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    The Jaguar E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form and as a convertible roadster. The 2+2 version, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later. On its release, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type "The most beautiful car ever made". Open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged 'mouth' and twin electric fans, together with uprated brakes are all hallmarks of Series II cars. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also re-designed with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable and air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options. Repatriated to the UK from Louisiana in 2005 with the odometer reading 24,500 miles, this E-Type was used through until 2005 covering a further 6,1

    • Year: 2017
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  • 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé

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    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, early example from the second year of production is finished in its rare and original colour scheme of black with a

    • Year: 2017
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  • 1964 JAGUAR E TYPE 3.8 SERIES 1 FHC

    POA POA

    Interested in this vehicle? Please email us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contact us directly by telephone on 01363 83909 £ NOW SOLD If you are interested in any of the vehicles on the website, please get in contact with Auto Invest either by emailing us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contacting us directly by telephone on 01363 83909.

    • Year: 1964
    For sale
  • 1969 JAGUAR E TYPE 4.2 SERIES 2 FHC 2+2

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    Interested in this vehicle? Please email us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contact us directly by telephone on 01363 83909 £ NOW SOLD If you are interested in any of the vehicles on the website, please get in contact with Auto Invest either by emailing us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contacting us directly by telephone on 01363 83909.

    • Year: 1969
    For sale
  • 1972 JAGUAR E TYPE V12 SERIES 3 FHC MANUAL GEARBOX

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    Interested in this vehicle? Please email us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contact us directly by telephone on 01363 83909 £ NOW SOLD If you are interested in any of the vehicles on the website, please get in contact with Auto Invest either by emailing us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contacting us directly by telephone on 01363 83909.

    • Year: 1972
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £262,000 £262,000

    A fine example of an original UK supplied, matching numbers Series 1 E-type coupe, finished in its original factory colours, Opalescent Dark Green with a Suede Green interior with all the correct period features present. A full nut and bolt restoration carried out by New Forest Classic Cars with our Fast Road specification makes this car the ideal E-type for today's roads. The new owner will be able to enjoy driving this car and benefit from the subtle, sympathetic enhancements our Fast Road specification offers including a 5 speed gearbox and handling upgrades. This beautiful E-type is set-up for the discerning driver who appreciates the difference in quality. The original 4 speed Moss-box has been retained and available with the car. We would strongly recommend a visit to our new showroom in Beaulieu to view this car. *Please note that the car is photographed with powder-coated wire wheels. The car currently features chrome wire wheels whilst on display but either finish is available. The car is also photographed with our bespoke handcrafted coupe luggage which is available at an additional cost. Vehicle Details: > Quote Reference: 0058 > Percent Complete: 100% > Vehicle Make: Jaguar > Model: Series 1 E-Type > Date of Manufacture: 31st January 1962 > Exterior Colour: Opalescent Dark Green > Interior Colour: Suede Green > Engine: 3.8-Litre > Gearbox: 5-Speed (Retained Original) > Body Type: Fixed-Head Coupe > Drive: Original Right Hand > Chassis Number: 860205 > Mileage: 2,065 Vehicle History: > Jaguar Heritage Certificate > Historic Green V5 Book

    • Year: 1962
    • Mileage: 2065 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
    For sale
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