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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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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


    It is understandable that the early flat-floor Series 1 E-Types are the ones making the big money, but few would argue that the Series 2 models are better drivers' cars - they possess more cockpit space and superior transmission and braking. According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage certificate, the Series 2 Roadster offered here was manufactured on June 3, 1969. Little is currently known about its ensuing history, though somewhere along the way it has been treated to a respray in Dark Blue that's teamed with Cream-coloured interior trim. When the vendor found it, it was hiding in a large shed in Southern Spain. It had apparently been taxed from 1997 to 2001 but removed from the road in September 2005, the date of its last MOT. It hadn't turn a wheel since until the vendor bought it and carried out a degree of mild recommissioning - eg he reconditioned the cooling fans, renewed the brake and clutch seals and water hoses, carried out a full oil service, administered some repairs to the bonnet paintwork and treated the Jaguar to a thorough polish. This apparently now tidy example features a colour-matched hood, rides on chrome wire wheels and is offered with V5C. Surely the perfe

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC

    £89,995 £89,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC This superb Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ FHC is a July 1968 built car, with matching numbers confirmed by its Heritage Certificate. As far as we can reasonably determine it has just 44,000 miles recorded from new. While Jaguar itself never recognised a "Series 1½" or "Series 1.5", over time, this sub-category has been recognised by the Jaguar Owners Club of Great Britain. The 4.2 litre Series 1 was made in model years 1965-1967 whilst the Series 1½ cars were made in model year 1968, the hardtop versions of the Series 1½'s having chassis numbers 1E34250 - 1E35815. Originally a European 2.88 rear axle Tri-Carb specification car; our example was supplied to the German Jaguar Importer and racing driver Peter Linder (co-owner of the famous Linder/Nocker lightweight E-Type which he raced at Le Mans in 1964). There are four German owners (three private and one business) documented in the original German papers which are present, along with a buff logbook called 'Kraftfahrzeugbrief' this is fully stamped and verifies the above information and the ownership history below: The first owner was Dr Walter Roll of Lindau who first registered that car on 23 Au

    • Mileage: 44000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type SII 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type SII 2+2 According the the Heritage Certificate provided for this car it was supplied by Henlys of Chester in January 1969 albeit manufactured in November 1968. This is UK supplied Right Hand Drive car with five recorded owners. We supplied the car to its last keeper in 2015 an unexpected change to his long term ownership plans for the car has bought this very nice example back to us. In very good condition throughout there are two phases of restoration recorded firstly in 2000 and more recently in 2014/15. There are a large number of invoices on file for works done and parts supplied. Very much ready to use and enjoy, priced as an entry point E-Type and unlikely to demand substantial maintenance expenditure in the near term.

    • Mileage: 74000 mi
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  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe


    - Aluminium bonnet, under-bonnet panels and side doors - c.66,000 miles only, original UK delivered RHD car - Extensive history file of invoices for restoration work According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this original RHD UK supplied E-Type was manufactured on 19 February 1965 and sold via Henlys a month later to a Mr H Gogard of South Harrow, Middlesex. We understand that since that time the car has had just four previous keepers and that the mileage of c.66,300 miles recorded is genuine. In storage between 1998 and 2008, the car was then extensively restored by its previous owner with most of the work being carried out between 2012 and 2015. Of particular interest is the fact that the bonnet, lower panel, front wings, side doors and under-bonnet panel have been crafted in aluminium giving the car a 'semi-lightweight' construction. The comprehensive works carried out also included the fitment of a replacement engine by Jim Stokes Workshops in 2015 for which an invoice for _11,000 is contained in the detailed history file. This is still running in with less than 500 miles being covered since installation. The carburettors were also reconditioned and the car boa

    • Year: 1965
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  • 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe


    - Currently displaying a credible but unwarranted 60,000 miles with paperwork dating back to 1981 at an indicated 39,913 miles - Desirable manual, home market example that appears to pleasingly retain its original engine and Beige leather upholstery - Original handbook, over 20 expired MOT certificates and a current one valid until June 2017 Introduced in 1971, the Series III version of Jaguar's iconic E-Type sportscar was powered by a new super smooth 5343cc SOHC V12 engine. Further benefiting from a wider track, revised suspension geometry, power steering and uprated brakes, it proved a fitting swansong. Total RHD Coupe production amounted to 2,116 cars. Showing a credible but unwarranted 60,000 miles to its odometer, chassis 1S50550 is accompanied by paperwork dating back to 1981 at an indicated 39,913 miles. The subject of past restoration work including the refurbishment of its back axle assembly, the Jaguar looks to pleasingly retain its original 5.3 litre V12 engine and Beige leather upholstery. Passing its last MOT test on June 17th 2016, the E-Type appears to be fundamentally sound but would benefit from a bare metal repaint and sundry cosmetic tidying. A desirable manual

    • Year: 1972
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  • 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


    - LHD, green with light tan interior - SU carburettors - UK registered The E-Type's Malcolm Sayer-penned lines are thought by many to be among the most striking ever to adorn a motor car. Indeed, only a few years ago the Daily Telegraph ranked the E-Type top in a pole of the '100 most beautiful cars of all time'. Like the XK150 before it, it was born of Jaguar's competition successes on the race tracks of Europe - this was no ordinary motor car. The E-Type, or XK-E as it was known in the USA, made its debut at the 1961 Geneva Salon where its unique combination of grace and pace stole the show. From birth, the car was available as a Fixed Head Coupe or a two-seat Roadster. Like the XK120, at launch the new Jaguar was the fastest production car of its time - its 3.8-litre straight six engine allowing a 0-60mph acceleration time of around seven seconds and a top speed of circa 150mph. Despite this, the engine size was increased from 3.8 to 4.2-litres in October 1964 and, with the change, came a sweeter all-synchromesh gearbox, better brakes and more comfortable seats. The Series 2 models introduced in 1969 are distinguished by their lack of headlamp covers, enlarged front air intake,

    • Year: 1970
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  • 1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


    - 'Garden Find' liberated via the felling of a holly bush and temporary ramp! - 1 of 863 RHD 4.2 Roadsters made prior to the introduction of the Series 1.5 - Factory hardtop, original cylinder head, engine free, surprisingly sound Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore. Nothing else on the market could rival its combination of supercar performance, breathtaking styling and relative affordability. Whilst early racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others only added to the model's allure. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the newcomer boasted excellent roadholding and handling capabilities due to its all-round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering. The indomitable XK 3.8 litre twin-cam supplied abundant power. If the design had an Achilles' heel then it was the recalcitrant Moss gearbox. However, this shortcoming was addressed in autumn 1964 when Jaguar introduced an all-synchromesh four-speeder of its own design together with an enlarged 4235cc straight-six and revised dashboard layout. With a quoted 265bhp and 283lbft of torque on tap, th

    • Year: 1966
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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster


    - Purchased new by its previous keeper as a 50th birthday present to himself and less than 20,000 miles from new - Repainted in its original Pale Primrose livery but original Cinammon leather upholstery, Black hood and exhaust system! - Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirming matching numbers, dealer supplied book pack etc Introduced in 1971, the Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster offered a blend of performance and refinement that few rivals could match. Benefiting from a wider track, longer wheelbase and better brakes than its predecessors, the last of the E-Type Roadsters was fitted with power steering as standard but still promised a nigh on 150mph top speed. According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, this particular example was built on 12th October 1973 and dispatched to British Leyland, New York some three months later. Originally finished in Pale Primrose Yellow with Cinnamon leather upholstery, the E-Type was purchased new by R. Daniel Woods of Stockton California from his local dealership Norman Nock Imported Cars as a 50th birthday present to himself on April 19th 1975. Acquired in preference to a Porsche, the V12 Roadster was still in Mr Woods' possession pa

    • Year: 1973
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  • 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster


    Jaguar's fabled E-Type has always been among the most desirable of British classics, and their values have risen commensurately. According to its Heritage Certificate, this matching numbers left-hand drive example - chassis 878457 - was despatched new from the factory on November 16th 1962, bound for the company's New York agency in Carmen Red and trimmed in Black. The Roadster is believed to have remained within the same ownership from 1989 and to have been treated to a part restoration prior to its recent arrival back on these shores. The rejuvenation task has subsequently been completed to a high standard. The body was repainted, the interior re-trimmed and the Jaguar treated to new carpets, hood and hood bag. The electrics were converted to negative earth and the original wiring replaced, while the front suspension was fully overhauled and powder-coated (that on the rear had already been attended to), and new dampers installed all-round. Other replacement items included: chrome wire wheels, knock-off spinners, set of tyres, and handbrake cable. A period-looking radio was also installed complete with Bluetooth connectivity. A successful leak-down test was carried out on the engi

    • Year: 1962
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  • 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe


    Considering the perennial popularity of the immortal E-Type Jaguar, it's extraordinary how many have been confined to barns over the years and are only now resurfacing to the delight of new would-be owners. So, if you missed the last one for some reason, take due heed of 'PRF 935B', a delightfully unmolested late 3.8-litre Coupe that's just been exposed to the full light of day for the first time in c.40 years and not even been started for c.15. Finished in Red matched to a Grey interior, it was apparently supplied new by Byatts of Fenton (then the Jaguar dealer for the Stoke-On-Trent area) to F. Fradley Ltd of Hanley, Staffs, since when it has had just two private keepers - namely Arthur Henry Brooks of Leek, Staffs, and the deceased husband of the vendor, who purchased it for his wife in 1970. At the time they too were Staffordshire based, but moved to Cheshire in the late '70s; so it's fair to surmise that most of the E-Type's miles have been accrued in and around the Staffordshire area and it's pleasing to note it retains its original Staffs registration number. Bearing in mind the above history, the car's indicated mileage of just 52,738 is more than credible, if not completel

    • Year: 1964
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 FHC

    £54,995 £54,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 FHC By 1971, the Jaguar's E-Type had been in production for a decade. Despite continual improvements, legislation in the American market threatened to strangle the big cat's performance. Jaguar responded in the shape of a 5343cc V12 engine. The new engine was both effortlessly powerful and eerily refined. "The turbine-like smoothness with which the engine provides a sustained shove in the back is almost uncanny; with some 272bhp and 304lbft of torque on tap, the Series III E-Type once again had 150mph in its sights. A revised wheelbase yielded better cabin space and together with wider tracks front and rear, new anti-dive front suspension geometry and fatter tyres gave improved road holding. Imbued with a more muscular stance thanks to its flared wheel arches, re-profiled wings and larger grille, it also benefited from vented disc brakes and a restyled interior. This very good Signal Red, UK Right Hand Drive example was supplied by Fletchers of Swansea and first registered in December 1972, we supplied the car to its last keeper in April last year and are please to have been able to acquire the car back from him. Having spent some of its life

    • Mileage: 63000 mi
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  • 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC

    £79,995 £79,995

    This stunning Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC was manufactured on the 20th May 1970 and left the factory finished in Cream with Red leather. The original distributor was Parkers of Bolton and the car was supplied new by Henlys in Oldham to a local lady. This genuine UK car supplied car is still today in its original colours and specification. UK specification E-Types are in high demand at present and high quality, usable examples like this are becoming increasingly difficult to buy. This particular car is the 905th Series II Coupe off the production line and is therefore one of the later surviving Series II Coupes. To further enhance the car we can confirm it does have matching numbers and is totally correct throughout. This car presents incredibly well with beautiful Cream paintwork, quite superb panel fit and lovely straight panels. The body is exceptional, as is the underside of the vehicle. The engine bay presents superbly with a nicely detailed engine, space frame and ancillaries. The interior is truly beautiful with gorgeous Red leather with a lovely original feel. The car records a mileage of 77000 with MOT's dating back to 1995 when the car had 70872 miles. Everything about

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 70872 mi
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  • 1969 Jaguar E Type 4.2 SOLD! MORE STOCK REQUIRED


    NOW SOLD...THE MANOR GARAGE URGENTLY REQUIRE STOCK...ALL INTERESTING CARS CONSIDERED.....FERRARI, PORSCHE, LAMBORGHINI, MCLAREN, BENTLEY, ROLLS ROYCE, MODERN AND HISTORIC, ETC. NATIONWIDE COLLECTION, BEST PRICES PAID BY DIRECT BANK TRANSFER.WE ARE BASED IN THE SOUTH WEST AND HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR 34 YEARS.PLEASE CALL 07976321135 OR EMAIL pkeller@manorgarage.co.uk, Open 6 Days A Week (Sundays and Bank Holidays by appointment), Full Workshop And Diagnostic Facilities, Part Exchange Up Or Down, Anything Considered, Warranty Included, Competitive Finance Options. Vehicles Purchased.

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 85000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £10,995 £10,995

    And now for something completely different!Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.Feast your eyes on this absolutely stunning and extremely rare Jaguar E-Type Junior Roadster.This amazing child's ride on car was built in tiny numbers by the Jaguar Factory in the early 1970's for select clients who had purchased a New E-Type road car and wanted their children to join in the action.As you can imagine, most of these cars were trashed by their young owners and there are now only a handful left in the World and probably not one of them is in the condition of this car! It has been dry stored by it's owner for over 40 years and has just been specially polished for today's photo shoot.It features a real working petrol engine that has two forward and one reverse gear. This simply breathtaking example has been cosseted by the same gentleman owner from new and it is in truly time warp condition.It runs superbly and is now ready to go to a new home.This really is a serious collectors item that will surely appreciate in value. Believe it or not, adults can also sit & drive this car! I can't think of a better way of wasting time on a sunny summers afternoon than whizzing up and down the drive on this.It is priced at just £10,995 which is a snip against recent auction sale prices of these gorgeous little cars.

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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £100,000 £100,000

    Service history JUST IN - Jaguar Series 2 4.2 E-Type Convertible dispatched to British Leyland in New York in October 1969, imported into the UK in May 1994 finished in Primrose Yellow with Black leather interior, Converted to Right Hand Drive and fitted with UK specification Triple 2 Inch SU Carburettors and Inlet Manifold, New Bonnet, New Chrome and New Interior fitted between 1994 and 1999, During 2000 Hollygrove Jaguar Dorset carried out Full Mechanical Restoration of Engine and Gearbox, Engine Re-Bored and New Standard Pistons fitted, XJ 6 Series 3 Crankshaft and Cylinder Head with Big Valves, Engine has been Balanced and Flywheel Lightened, Electronic Ignition System fitted from a Series 3 XJ 6, Core 3 Radiator, Triple SU Carburettors were rebuilt, New Frames, All Mechanical Components refurbished and refitted, June 2001 Maidstone Sports Cars fitted brand new 2.88 LSD to replace the original 3.54 American unit, Speedometer was recalibrated and in March 2003 the Power Output was measured on Rolling Road at 228BHP at the Wheels, during 2004 Bristol Classic and Sports Cars carried out Body Restoration, Respray of the Body Work and fitting of New Sills along with New Mohair Hood, Maintained by a Private Jaguar Mechanic Regardless of Cost ever since, Huge History File and Photographic Record of Restorative Work. Finance available on request - subject to status and terms. Ask about our Company Directors packages. Fully Valeted; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome. Follow us on

    • Mileage: 34800 mi
    • Engine size: 4200
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £59,993 £59,993

    ****ALL VEHICLES COME WITH A MINIMUM OF 6 MONTHS RAC WARRANTY, 12 MONTHS BREAKDOWN AND HOME START*****, BLACK, this immaculate Jaguar E-Type 1971 edition in left hand drive finished in Jet Blackwith touches of sparkling chrome edges, this iconic vehicle is in superb condition,comes in Left hand drive.This Jaguar is HPI clear, we accept credit and debit card payments, we can organise competitive finance for you and we would be happy to take your current vehicle in as part exchange. Viewing by appointment only (TNB173J). £59,993, If somebody replies with the e-mail address leontommy6gmail.com, please disregard and inform us directly, as they are not associated to our business.

    • Mileage: 27000 mi
    • Engine size: 4200
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £100,000 £100,000

    The values of Jaguar E-types have come a long way from the launch price of £2097 for a roadster on the 15th March 1961. The E-type was cheaper than a number of marques with similar performance cars such as Ferrari and Aston Martin. With the best examples of Series 1 Roadsters selling for well in excess of £200,000, there is no question that the combination of looks and performance continues to be as desirable now as it was then. Manufactured in March 1965, this original RHD example is one of just under 900 4.2 litre roadsters manufactured. This restoration project is currently in primer ready for paint, with the original colour combination of Carmen Red and Black trim, this E-type will be one of the most desirable on the market once complete. Coming complete with all numbers matching, this E-type is widely regarded as the E-type to have when it comes to usability and value. The 4 speed synchro gearbox compliments the 4.2 litre, 6 cylinder engine. Shipped back from the USA after spending much of its life in California, this RHD E-type provides the perfect opportunity to build a truly iconic British car to your own specification. With much of the body work done, there really isn’t much to hide within this project and can enter the build-up process immediately. The car is being sold at £100,000 for a painted shell, this can be painted to a requested colour for the buyer. Alternatively, this can be purchased as a fully restored E-type with the option to spec parts of the build for £245,000. This E-type is available for viewing now, we would be happy to discuss restoration options with any prospective buyers, please contact Marcus on 01732 852 762 alternatively email Marcus@etypeuk.com

    • Year: 1965
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type

    €169,500(£142,854.60) €169,500(£142,854.60)

    Exceptional series 1 OTS Jaguar E-type in absolute stunning condition, perfectly restored to a very high level of quality in its original colour combination. This E-type was produced on the 30th of June 1967 in Carmen Red with black interior trim and dispatched on the 19th of July 1967 through Jaguar Cars New York USA as a personal export delivery car to its first owner Mr Graft. During previous ownership the car was completely restored to near concours condition and has only done running-in mileage since. In 2015 the car was imported into the Netherlands and received further service, detailing and fine-tuning. It has now nicely run-in and is ready for further driving experiences. Matching numbers, original colour combination, comes with a Heritage Certificate and is on Dutch EU registration. Please contact us to make an appointment to view this Jaguar E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. We are always looking for similar cars for outright purchase or to sell on a commission basis.

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 78035 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Flat Floor FHC

    £94,995 £94,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Flat Floor FHC The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years (1955-1957) In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time. The best looking and most desirable of all the E-Type variants is the Series 1, 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. 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

    • Mileage: 37000 mi
    For sale
  • 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III Roadster

    £51,025 £51,025

    Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1974 Jaguar E-type V12 Series III Roadster in the unusual factory colors of Dark Blue with Red (Russet) leather interior. 4 speed, A/C and chrome wire wheels. 78,000 miles. Came from the family of a deceased JCNA member who owned it for many years. Very good car throughout. Matching numbers engine, correct colors, etc, as verified by its Heritage Certificate. Fantastic rust and accident free body with superb paint. Excellent chrome. Interior is superb and appears to be original. Mechanically excellent, just sent by us to British European in San Pedro where they did around $3000 in service and repairs. Runs and drives very well, good power, great syncros, etc. Inspections encouraged, all sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.

    • Year: 1974
    For sale
  • 1966 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

    £265,000 £265,000

    Whether your desire is silverware in the burgeoning preservation classes at Concours d’Elegance, that authentic E-Type driving experience or indeed subtle improvements while retaining the original look then this is the perfect E-Type Coupe.

    • Year: 1966
    For sale
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