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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.

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
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: 18th Apr 2016
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £120,000 £120,000

    Released in 1961, the E-type helped cement Jaguar as one of the most popular automotive exporters to the U.S market. The popularity of the E-type was further enhanced by the release in 1964 of the Jaguar 4.2 litre engine, built to compete with the larger V8 engine being developed in the U.S. Providing more torque, the 4.2 litre engine launch coincided with the release of the now hugely popular 4-speed synchro gearbox. This 1966 4.2 litre full matching numbers series 1 E-type has recently been imported back from the U.S, where it was purchased from its then long term owner. A complete up and running E-type, this 4.2L has been looked after over the years and while not concours level this is a good runner and starts on the button. Following re-import this car has had period uprated brakes and painted competition wire wheels but there is still plenty of room to make this car your own and with prices continuing to rise, this is the perfect car to get into for the summer and work on through the winter. We welcome any viewings, please contact Marcus on 01732 852 762 or on Marcus@etypeuk.com.

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 99590 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E Type Competition Roadster

    £94,760 £94,760

    Jaguar E Type Competition Roadster 1970. This genuine right hand drive E-Type has been built and engineered into the fast and desirable "Lightweight" specification. This Jaguar has a CAMS Group 2B log book, receipt file and period Jaguar routine service vouchers. Please contact us for further information.

    • Year: 1970
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  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type S1½ Fixedhead Coupe

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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 carbureted, 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 glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small 'mouth' opening at the front, 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 relatively rare Series 1½ model presents as an honest straight car. It has been owned by an engineer for much of its time in the UK and a full restoration has taken place during that time. It was originally delivered t

    • Year: 2016
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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

    £45,000 £45,000

    - Ex-California LHD car that was 'restored to a very high standard in 2002' - Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, triple SU carburettors and chrome wires - Last owner for 12 years, just fully serviced, Black leather, 'drives superb' Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: 'Very Good' Engine: 'Very Good' Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good' Paintwork: 'Very Good' Transmission: 'Very Good' Interior Trim: 'Very Good' Further Info: '1969 Series 2 E-Type 4.2 FHC (2-seater) imported from California in 2001 the car was subject to a very high standard restoration a year later. Fitted with triple SU carburettors, stainless steel exhaust. The Jaguar presents beautifully on her chrome wire wheels and drives superb. Last owner for 12 years, full service just carried out. Finished in Regency Red with Black leather and carpets'.

    • Year: 1969
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  • 1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE LE MANS FIXED-HEAD COUPE

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    1962 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe Chassis Number 860458 The 1962 Le Mans semi lightweight E-Type Driven by John Coundley & Maurice Charles There were only eight E-Types that raced at Le Mans in the 1960's and only three that raced in the 1962 endurance event. This car was driven by John Coundley and Maurice Charles (car #8). They had engine trouble, (low oil pressure) and did not finish the event. The car was fitted with every possible racing option for Le Mans. After the race the car was sold in late 1962 and was not discovered until mid 1990's in the Channel Islands. Its state was very poor, sitting in a field. It was acquired by Stanley Higgins. The car was quickly purchased and restored by Jaguar expert Nigel Dawes and it was finished in 1999. Well over 100,000 pound sterling was spent on the restoration. The car was then entered in the 1999 Royal & Sun Alliance Classic Cavalcade Tour. The car came to the USA in early 2001 and is now owned by the Blackhawk Collection.

    • Year: 1962
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £210,000 £210,000

    The Jaguar E-Type, manufactured between 1961 to 1975 was described by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car ever made”. Recently voted “the most beautiful car of its time” (Daily Telegraph), the E-type has always had a special in motoring history. Designed to be striking to the eye with performance to match, this 4.2L 1966 E-type does not disappoint. Manufactured in 1966 and delivered new to Jaguar cars, New York, USA this matching numbers September 1966 Series 1 E-type is beautifully presented and recently completed a sympathetic restoration in 2013 after being imported to the U.K. The car has only had two owners since new. The car was purchased in the US where it remained in the same family’s ownership from new until 2012 where E-type UK sourced the vehicle for the current owner. This E-type was imported back to the UK and went straight into restoration. The car is finished in striking Carmen Red, with a Black interior as per the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The 4-Speed synchro box has been re-built and together with the 4.2 L engine makes this E-type an absolute pleasure to drive. The car comes with its original operating handbook, maintenance wall poster and periodic maintenance voucher booklet with slips recording mileage up to 12,363. The engine had only covered 38,500 miles prior to the restoration. This E-type is in fantastic condition and is ready to go for the summer season.

    • Year: 1966
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €198,000(£156,281.40) €198,000(£156,281.40)

    If you go out on town and you ask a random person to name a classic sports car, I think the chances are good that they will say Jaguar E-Type. The Jaguar XKE is such an icon when it comes to classic cars and by many considered the most beautiful car in the world. Exterior: If you need a reference to what a perfect Jaguar e-type should look like, then this would be it! In terms for panel fit and glossy paint you could not ask for more. Everything on the outside of the car is in like new condition. Also new chrome spoke wire wheels and Pirelli Cinturato tires. Please note that the car looks almost black in some pictures, but it is dark blue. Please not also that the chassi is in perfect harmony (ride height) Interior: Red interior that is now in the best possible state. That dreadful “brand new” look is just over and you can see now that this is a Jaguar etype that has been driven. Engine: Engine had a full overhaul in 2000 and has covered 4000km since. So the 4,2 liter unit looks and sounds excellent. This is the engine that was fitted from new. (matching numbers) History: This Jaguar e-type Convertible 1966 came from USA to Denmark 1997 and then in Sweden it had the first registration 2004. The body work and the paint were done here in Sweden. During its time in Sweden there has been one owner. One in Denmark and from the time in USA we have no records.

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 39000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster 145.000

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    This Series 1 4.2 Jaguar E Type Roadster was manufactured on the 11th January 1968. This particular model is known as a Series one and a half as they had open headlights similar to the Series two while retaining the early Series one side and tail lights, these cars also had rocker switch gear as opposed to the toggle switches of the early cars. It was exported to Washington in the United States of America and returned to the UK in the early 1990s. Fully restored, upgraded and converted to Series 1 4.2 litre specification in 2011/12 by E-Type UK. During the restoration, the car underwent a complete bare metal respray in its original colour of Primrose Yellow. All the chrome items were either replaced and or rechromed as required. A full retrim was completed in the original Black leather including a new hood cover in Black mohair. A number of upgrades have been fitted bringing the car into a fast road specification in order that it can be driven to its full potential. Upgrades include high output engine, electronic fuel injection, improved brakes, upgraded suspension to reduce roll, 5-speed transmission, stainless steel exhaust system with tubular manifolds, new wiring looms, high ou

    • Year: 1968
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  • NOW SOLD Jaguar E-Types 1962 S1 Lightweight

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    245 YUB was built from an original right drive 1962 roadster and it remains in its original factory colour combination. It was distributed new by Peter Lindner to Captain R C ‘Teddy’ Bagnell who was stationed in Germany in 1962. It was only the second Jaguar E-Type ever imported in Germany Mike Adams commissioned the conversion to a full FIA compliant race car using proven specialists. The super high specification includes aluminium body panels and an aluminium engine block. Mike successfully campaigned the car at the forefront of the fields and the detailed history records include wins in the HSCC Guards trophy. Tony Jardine co drove with Mike Adams on occasion.. All build records are well documented along with regular maintenance and improvements throughout its racing years. The comprehensive and mouth watering specification can be read in full by clicking on the tab to the right. 245 YUB is the Lightweight E-Type featured in the beautiful book that Jaguar produced in 2011 to celebrate The 50th anniversary of their E-Type. The history file includes the Historic Technical Passport, race programmes, build and dyno sheets and all invoices from the very start. The engine is freshly b

    • Year: 1962
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Manual

    £64,995 £64,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Manual According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate supplied with this car it was first supplied on 8th July 1970 via British Leyland New York to a Mr Gary A Incuado, this lovely correct number 4.2 Litre SII FHC was, as far as we can determine, from the Certificate of Title a California State car until 2010 when it was exported to Southern Spain via Gibraltar. Whilst in Spain the car was gradually restored over a period of about three years with the following works being carried out to a very high standard: All New Floors, Sills, Full Stainless Exhaust, New Brakes, New Clutch, Wiring Harness, Full Re-Trim in Black leather and new Headlining. To complete the restoration the car was re-sprayed in its original colour and treated to new 72 spoke Competition Style Chrome Wire Wheels. More recently there has been another round of mechanical works which included: reconditioned Radiator, Radiator Fans and Wiper Motors; plus New Brakes (pistons, pipes, servos and pads) and New Fuel Tank Lines and Fuel Pump. Invoices for parts and labour are on file for these works. This delightful and exceptionally good looking car car sits squarely with good panel gap

    • Mileage: 20000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 2+2

    £69,995 £69,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 2+2 The Series 1 cars, which are by far the most valuable, essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8 litre engines and non-synchromesh transmissions, and those made between 1965-1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10%, added a fully synchronised transmission, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the prior generator, an electrical system switched to negative ground, and other modern amenities, all while keeping the same classic Series 1 styling. The 4.2 litre Series 1 E-Types also replaced the brake booster of the 3.8 litre with a more reliable unit. "The 4.2 became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to their increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars. The Series 1 4.2 manual as we have here is VERY RARE, 1 of just 974 RHD UK supplied cars. This car comes complete with a photographic restoration detailing comprehensive works including a full bonnet strip, new floorpans, inner and outer sills, replacement arches with works complimented by a superb professional paint finish. The brightwork h

    • Mileage: 51000 mi
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  • 1974 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

    £81,250 £81,250

    In the early 1970’s, Jaguar gave its perennial E-Type a major makeover. While it might be hard to imagine the lusciously styled Jag ever needing a refresh, there was a lot of pressure on Jaguar to keep the car in compliance with ever stricter safety and emissions standards, and still keep it performing on par with the competition. For 1972, the heavily redesigned Series III E-Type was unveiled. It was longer, lower, wider and featured new styling that, while still clearly an E-type, was flatter and more modern than before. The biggest change lay under the long, forward hinged bonnet. The iconic 4.2 liter twin-cam inline-six “XK” engine was out, and in its place was a new, all-alloy, single overhead-cam V12 displacing 5.4 liters. The twelve breathed through a quartet of Stromberg carburetors, and put its copious torque to the ground through a choice of automatic or four-speed manual transmission. The chassis was essentially the same layout, though made wider, longer and stronger to accommodate the new drivetrain. Four wheel disc brakes provided excellent stopping power. The new E-type V12 was a softer car than its predecessor with a more generously sized cabin that was comfortable a

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 18474 mi
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  • 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III Roadster

    £60,000 £60,000

    We are delighted to offer this truly magnificent genuine UK supplied RHD Jaguar E-Type V12 Automatic onto the market. UWM 101L was subject of a full nut and bolt restoration to show standard condition by World Jaguar specialists XK Engineering in 1997-1998 at a cost of almost £60,000. The E-Type was sold by us in 2009 in show condition having covered just 3000 miles since the rebuild. Seven years later the Jaguar has now covered 15,000 having toured the UK extensively. Over the past seven years the E-Type has had in the region of £7,000 spent on maintenance to the highest of standards. UWM 10L comes with a full photographic record of the restoration, restoration invoices from XK Engineering and further parts invoices and MOT certificates since rebuild. £60,000 of restoration costs in the late 1990's was a huge amount of money considering you could purchase a top class Roadster for the half that amount at the time. A major part of that cost was brand new body panels that effectively make this E-Type a re-shelled car. A full photographic record demonstrates the level of work and the list of brand new panels is exhaustive, including a brand new bonnet. UWM 10L originally left the Jagu

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 3000 mi
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II Roadster 4.2 1969

    £84,995 £84,995

    This attractive matching numbers UK specification right hand drive E-type 4.2 Roadster was built on 25-6-1969 and supplied new to London Jaguar Dealer Henlys. This is confirmed by a letter from Jaguar Cars in the history file.;;During the 1980's the car was exported for use in Canada before the owner re-imported it back to the UK in August 1990 - still as a right hand drive car. The next lady owner kept the car from 1991-2015 covering only 3688 miles during this 24-year period; the mileage now shows 60,100 miles, which is believed to be correct.;;In 2001 the car was treated to a comprehensive bare metal body shell restoration by the Imperial Motor Company of Dewsbury, this also included a new bonnet and wax-oiling all cavities and door shells.During the past 12 months a further c.GBP 9,000 has been lavished on the car with marque specialists including a full service, new engine and gearbox mounts, new front shock absorbers, new wire wheels and tyres, new stainless exhaust, new mohair hood and foot-well carpets.;;The car is in very good condition and drives as you would expect of a car which has had this amount of work carried out. This desirable UK specification matching numbers E-Type 4.2 roadster is accompanied by a Swansea V5C document.;;For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact us.

    • Mileage: 60100 mi
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1.5 4.2 Roadster 1968

    £124,995 £124,995

    Never officially referred to as such by Jaguar, the so-called 'Series 1.5' cars appeared in late 1967. Drip fed a further host of detail improvements prior to the Series 2's official introduction the following October (including a more spacious cabin layout, redesigned convertible hood, larger capacity cooling system and boot hinge covers etc), they understandably remain particularly sought after by enthusiasts. ;;This beautiful car is a 1968 case in point - one of just 2,387 made to left-hand drive specification. It boasts matching chassis and engine numbers and has been the subject of a recent cosmetic restoration by renowned marque specialist XK Engineering, which included a bare metal respray and re-trim in the highly attractive original livery of Opalescent Maroon bodywork and Cinnamon Beige leather upholstery. Additional related work included: a freshening of all the brightwork; the fitting of a new Black-coloured hood; an overhaul of the cylinder head and thorough inspection of the drivetrain. Complete with UK V5C registration document, current MOT certificate and one from the Heritage Trust confirming its provenance. This car is a truly beautiful example, contact us today to arrange a viewing of the car.

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  • Jaguar E type Series 1 4.2 £POA

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    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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  • Jaguar E-Type 2+2

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    Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 1 2+2 4 Speed Manual finished in Sherwood Green Registered May 1967, Painstakingly Restored with a Full Mechanical Rebuild by Thomas Barclay Limited Jaguar in October 2010 including Engine, Gearbox, Suspension, Braking and Transmission, Coopercraft Brakes, Kenlowe Fan, Koni Shocks, Stainless Steel Sports Exhaust and the Usual Refinements, Recent Full Respray by Cropedy Bridge Cars, New Front and Rear Screens, New Seals, Carpets and Sound Proofing, Huge History File with Original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook as well as the Registration Book and Owners Service Policy, an Absolute Dream to Drive and Own. Finance Available Through our Classic Car Finance Division, Minimum Lend of £25K with Free Delivery Nationwide Available, Subject to Status.

    • Year: 1967
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £239,995 £239,995

    Jaguar E Type Series 1 3.8 Litre ‘Open Two-Seater’ (1963) Chassis No: 879090 Engine No: RA 1180-9 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” The Jaguar 3.8 Litre ‘E’ Type was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 Litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK engine from the XK150S. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8 Litre engine was increased to 4.2 Litres in October 1964. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958. The first series motorcars can be recognized by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small “mouth” opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. Our beautifully presented E-Type was delivered new to R M Guida of California in March 1963 via Jaguar Cars of New York. Now in the UK, this E Type has been subject to a 100-point restoration by marque specialists and finished in the classic colours of black with red trim. Subtle upgrades to the Gearbox, Suspension, Steering and electrics enhance the cars performance and driver enjoyment. Accompanying the Jaguar: * Detailed pictorial record of the restoration presented in a hard back book * Jaguar Heritage Certificate * Jaguar Handbook, Maintenance Voucher and Wallet * Tool Roll with tools These early 3.8-litre examples are amongst the most desirable of the breed, as they represent the purest and most unadulterated E-Type with the sought-after styling of the first series. This beautifully restored Series 1 is an exceptional example and has to be seen to appreciate the incredible attention to detail throughout. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms: £239,995.00

    • Year: 1963
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type 2dr V12 MANUAL 2 2

    £49,990 £49,990

    A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF THIS UK RIGHT HAND DRIVE ,MATCHING NUMBERS FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL, WHITE, The Series 3 was a much-revised model that was introduced in June 1971 and ran through until August 1973 for the Coupe and to June 1974 for the Roadster., It was introduced to showcase the new Jaguar 5.3-litre V12 engine and is easily identified by the wider track, wider wheels and tyres, slightly flared front and rear wheel arches, and large cross-slatted front grille. The distinctive rear badge proclaims it as an E-Type V12., The two-seater Coupe model was dropped, leaving purely the longer wheelbase 2 + 2 closed model and the Roadster, now both sharing the 23cm (9in) longer floorpan of the 2 + 2 (although the Roadster was still a two-seater – the extra room utilising a storage cubby box)., £49,990

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 24000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type 3.8 series 1 convertible with Getrag 5 speed gearbox and triple Weber conversion

    £99,045 £99,045

    Jaguar E-type series 1 convertible 3.8 from the year 1962 in a beautiful overall condition. This example comes from 4th owner and is approximately 15 years ago completely restored and technically rebuilt in Sweden at a well known specialist. This involved a total and bare metal restoration! Very straight body, nice paint and correct panel fittings. Equipped with a beautiful beige (Magnolia) color interior and black linen soft-top. Technically the car is equipped with a highly potent 300 HP engine. The car is technically completely overhauled incl. drivetrain, suspension etc. The engine is equipped with D-Type camshafts, triple "Weber" carburetors and complete stainless steel exhaust system. All this combined with a "Getrag" five-speed transmission makes this car very fast and a true joy to drive! The car comes with a comprehensive and proven history and a restoration report. A great series 1 convertible 3.8 in BRG! Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More information and photos on www.thegallerybrummen.nl. Or contact us by phone: 0031-575-564055

    • Year: 1962
    • Mileage: 6387 mi
    For sale
  • EType Series 1 LHD

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    • Year: 1970
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