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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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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Cabriolet 1974

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    Jaguar E-Type Series 3 cabriolet 1974 in very good condition Since 1971 Jaguar has produced the E-Type Series 3. The car got better brakes, powersteering and the famous V12. This is a 1974 Jaguari E-Type in colour ‘Old English White’with red leather interior which is a marvelous and luxurious looking combination. The car has the well known 5343CC, V12 engine and automatic gearbox. The car drives great. Technics in very good condition. This Jaguar is matching numbers and Heritage certificate is present. This Jaguar has only driven 23.350 miles! This car is not only a chic appearance, but an interesting investment also. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1974
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Cabriolet 1969

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 1969 Series 2 convertible restored The E-Type is a sportscar of Jaguar. 3 generations were built between 1961 and 1974. This is a 1969 E-Type of te 2nd generation. The car har beautiful red paint, chrome wire wheels, black softtop and black leather interior. The car is fully restored and in a beautiful condition. The matching numbers 4235CC 6 cyl engine is fully revised and in excellent condition. The car has the most popular 4 speed manual gearbox, wooden steering wheel, wooden gear lever and a black soft top cover. This is a very beautiful restored Jaguar E-Type and a good investment also. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 1971

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 4.2 ltr 1971 Matching Numbers very good condition The E-Type is a beautiful sportscar from Jaguar, very popular and generally considered as one of the most beautiful cars ever built. This beautiful 1971 convertible has the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The car is fully restored and in topcondition. This Jaguar has the original 4235CC, 6 Zyl, 265 HP engine and manual gearbox. Technics are in very good condition. The car is matching numbers. The combination of the beautiful British Racing Green paint with the beige leather interior is fabulous. This wonderful cabriolet is ready for a lot of driving fun and a good investment also. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1971
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  • Jaguar E-type Series 1 Cabriolet 1962

    €176,000(£162,377.60) €176,000(£162,377.60)

    Jaguar E-Type Series 1, 3.8 ltr cabriolet 1962 This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 convertible was new delivered in 1962 in Germany. The E-Type has the original colourcombination Carmen Red with beige leather interior. The interior has the aluminium dashboard and a wooden steering wheel. Chrome wire wheels decorate the exterior of the car. This Jaguar has a non-matching 3.8 ltr engine. The Heritage Certificate is present. Car has French title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1962
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  • Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe 1971

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 5.3 ltr 2+2 coupe 1971 fully restored British Racing Green This fully restored Jaguar E-Type coupe ‘two-plus-two’was delivered in 1971. The car has the original 5343CC. V12, 314 HP engine. In combination with the automatic gearbox it’s a wonderful car to drive. This E-Type is technical and optical in topcondition. The beautiful paint in colour British Racing Green is very good and beautiful in combination with the chrome. The beige leather interior is as new and in very good condition. The car is an interesting investment. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1971
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2

    €198,500(£183,136.10) €198,500(£183,136.10)

    A MAGNIFICENT EARLY LEFT HAND DRIVE 4.2 Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Color Primrose Yellow Interior Black Year of build 1965 Price € 198.500,- 1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE, SERIES I, 4.2 LITRE, LHD A magnificent early Left-Hand Drive ‘4.2’ Matching-numbers example A superb, well-maintained car The car is very solid at speed and runs wonderfully The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. It combined sensational looks, high performance and competitive pricing that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. On the cars public release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made” Of all the many E-Type variants, it is the ‘Series 1’ 4.2-litre Roadster that many enthusiasts consider the most desirable, combining as it does the purity of the original concept with the superior performance of the larger engine. The 4.2-litre version of Jaguar’s s

    • Year: 1965
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 4.2 ROADSTER - 1969

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    Information 1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 4.2 ROADSTER Matching Number Example 250 miles (since full restoration) LHD Manual Gearbox Gunmetal Grey Coachwork Red Leather Interior 15” Chrome wire Wheels Fully Documented Service History, with new MOT: Restoration work by well known Jaguar specialist. Heritage Certificate available. Only 5 Former Keepers, complete history, detailed and documented. Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Mileage: 250 mi
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 SERIES III ROADSTER - OLD ENGLISH WHITE

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    Information 1972 JAGUAR E-TYPE V12 SERIES III ROADSTER Matching Number Example UK RHD Manual Gearbox Old English White Coachwork Red Leather Interior Chrome wire Wheels Fully Documented Service History from New, with detailed service records and MOT’s and maintained by well known Jaguar Specialists Excellent provenance original Tools, Handbook, Factory Folder and Original invoices dating back to 1974. Heritage Certificate available. Only 5 Former Keepers, complete history, detailed and documented. Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 75000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £75,990 £75,990

    We’re delighted to offer for sale this glorious E-Type Series III from close to 30-year ownership. Striking Azure Blue paintwork is complemented by fine tan leather, tastefully patinated, and dark-coloured mohair roof. The powerful 12-cylinder engine pulls strongly through the Borg-Warner automatic gearbox. The steering is precise yet effortless, and the power delivery smooth. Thankfully, it also stops (which is rare!) We’re inviting early interest while we take care of final preparations. Please call to reserve your appointment to view….

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 75000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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  • Jaguar E-Type

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    Chassis No. 875256 Original matching numbers Open two seater Left hand drive Outside bonnet lock Available for sale only as a restoration project with CMC This rare French barn find is one of the first 500 E-Types produced by Jaguar and one of the very early left hand drive, outside bonnet lock cars with all matching numbers. Chassis No. 875256 was delivered new to the Belgium Motor Company dealership in Brussels in July 1961 and was subsequently sold to ‘Societe de Civel Immeubles en Afrique.’ It resurfaced in France in 2015 and we believe it was imported from Luxembourg in 1975. It was owned by a professor, who is still alive and the previous owner has had contact with him. The car is very complete, although in parts, and was bought by the previous owner to be restored. He gave it to French restorers who started work on the car, but shortly after took it away and kept it safe in his garage in Grigny in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. CMC purchased Chassis No. 875256 from him and is now offering it as a restoration project. They are currently delving through the car’s history files to find out more about its life, and will be updating this page with new information. In the meantime, Chassis No. 875256 is now in the company’s world-class facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, waiting for a new owner to give it the quality restoration it deserves. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a very early E-Type and have it restored by the world’s premier Jaguar restoration company, and would certainly prove to be a very wise investment. Please contact us if you are interested in Chassis No. 875256 and would like to view it or discuss further details about costs and spec of the restoration.

    • Year: 1961
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £95,000 £95,000

    This is an original right-hand drive Series 1.5 Roadster. The current owner has had the car since 2006 and the car comes with a very good history file. This is a very good driving car and is ready for the new owner to drive and enjoy or take it to the next level. If you would like to arrange a viewing/test drive, please contact us.

    • Year: 1968
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Series 1 OTS '64

    €149,950(£138,343.87) €149,950(£138,343.87)

    NB : OTS = Open Seat Tourer The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. A great success for Jaguar, over seventy thousand E-Types were sold during its lifespan. After the company's success at the LeMans 24 hours through the 1950s, Jaguar's defunct racing department was given the brief to use D-Type style construction to build a road going sports car, replacing the XK150. It is suspected that the first prototype (E1A) was given the code based on: (E): The proposed production name E-Type (1): First Prototype (A): Aluminium construction (Production models used steel bodies) The car featured a monocoque design, Jaguar's fully independent rear suspension and the well proved "XK" engine. The car was used solely for factory testings and was never formally released to the public. The car was eventually scrapped by the factory. The Series 1 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 liter engine fr the XK 150. The first

    • Year: 1964
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  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 6 Cylinder Coupe Series 2

    £49,990 £49,990

    Lodge are pleased to offer this stunning Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Coupe 4.2 FHC in Sable. The car comes with a Cinnamon leather trim in very good condition, 3-spoke wood steering wheel, chrome wire wheels, 4-speed manual gearbox, Servo assisted clutch upgrade for a very smooth gear change, 2+2 seats, stainless steel tailpipes, bodywork in excellent condition, MOT until January 2018. Viewing strictly by appointment only.

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 43000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-type Series 1 Cabriolet 1966

    €189,950(£175,247.87) €189,950(£175,247.87)

    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster 1966 in concours condition This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 was professionally fully restored. The fabulous Roadster has British Racing Green paint with fabulous chrome wire wheels. The matching numbers engine and gearbox are fully revised. The interior has beige leather. Heritage certificate and extended photoreport of the restoration are present. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1966
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II

    €81,500(£75,191.90) €81,500(£75,191.90)

    SUPERB DRIVING EXAMPLE Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Color Grey Interior Beige Year of build 1970 Price € 81.500,- 1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 4.2 The Jaguar E-type, one of the few items which is a permanent exhibit in New York’s Museum of Modern Art Superb driving example which has quite a lot of room for an E-type Wonderful color combination Desirable manual gearbox version It is not strange that driving this icon is very special. Still in comparison to new cars, the driving capabilities of this Jaguar E-type are very special. It is not a difficult car to drive but it needs good handling because of the power in the car. The seats are formidable. It is possible to drive along with the car from Amsterdam to warmer places without operations on your back during the trip. The looks of the Jaguar E-type does not need any comment except that the design is extremely nice. Off-course it is a matter of taste but the Jaguar E-type is one of the few items which is a permanent exhibit in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The now iconic E-Type set new standards in automotive design and performance when it was launched in 1961. Its influence is still apparent in Jaguar’s modern range: cars that offe

    • Year: 1970
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Manual

    £74,995 £74,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Manual Just in!! To yet be prepared to our high standard. Series II E Type Coupe, photos to follow shortly. Extremely tidy under body, almost concourse condition. Requires full respray due to bad paint work, not rust!!! Price including respray: £84,995!!

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  • Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series 2 Roadster

    £119,995 £119,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series 2 Roadster The E-Type Jaguar is, without doubt, one of the most significant classic motorcars ever penned. Launched in 1961 with the Series I, the second generation came along in 1968. Modifications included open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, tail lights below the bumpers and uprated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. This striking E-Type in extremely rare black paint is believed to have been delivered new to California, where it dwelled in the garage of the first owner for the better part of two decades. The second Californian owner would use the Jaguar sparingly before putting it up in long-term storage. The car remained in his ownership for many years until 2012, when a noted San Diego area Jaguar specialist acquired the car and soon embarked on a comprehensive restoration. It received new paint and upholstery to the highest standards in black over red. The car's mechanical systems were comprehensively restored as

    • Mileage: 84252 mi
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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 Just arrived – E-Type 4.2 FHC 1966 LHD This fascinating E-Type is a very original one-owner matching number car that was delivered new to Geneva before being imported to the UK and subsequently dry-stored for almost 30 years. Constructed as a LHD Coupe with the new 4.2 Litre engine this E-type was delivered new to a Mr Moustafa Ammar, a diplomat living in Geneva and working for the Swiss Embassy. According to the original Bill of Sale that comes with the car, Mr Ammar took delivery of the Jaguar on June 14th 1966. It came with an optional Becker radio and key operated aerial and was finished in Opalescent Dark Green with Light Tan interior. During his time in Switzerland Mr Ammar used the car comprehensively, driving around Europe and even on occasion taking the long journey back to Egypt, as confirmed by Petrol receipts found in the car. Both Ammar and the E-type remained in Switzerland until 1970 when he was posted to the Egyptian Embassy in London. Naturally he brought the car with him, registering it in August of 1970, which explains the J registration number it carries to this day. Over the next 19 years the car was similarly well-us

    • Year: 1966
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