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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 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: 12th Oct 2016
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £85,000 £85,000

    1969 Jaguar E Type Series 2 2+2 This car has had a full body restoration with lots of photographs throughout the process. We have carried out a full inspection and it has been through our workshops so is now ready to be driven. The car drives very well and is in excellent condition.

    • Year: 1969
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

    $245,000(£196,441) $245,000(£196,441)

    1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster s/n 1E13271, Engine no. 7E9338-9 Cream with Black Leather The Jaguar E-Type was revealed to the public at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, becoming an immediate sensation. With its beautiful lines and surprisingly affordable price, the E-Type grew to iconic status where it has remained for more than half a century. The E-Type was offered with independent front and rear suspension, disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and Jaguar’s legendary twin-cam inline-6 engine. Sales were brisk, affording ongoing development including the 4.2 liter engine and fully synchronized gearboxes for 1965. Later cars, particularly those imported to the United States, had safety and emissions equipment that negatively influenced both performance and aesthetics, thus making Series I 4.2 liter cars among the most desirable among performance enthusiasts. This particular Series I roadster, according to Jaguar Heritage Trust (certificate included with the car) is an early 4.2 liter car assembled July 11, 1966 and departing the factory August 3, 1966. Originally delivered to Jaguar Cars, New York, the first owner is recorded as Susie K. Mah, ho

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 12886 mi
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  • 1971 Jaguar E Type 150 MPH

    £185,000 £185,000

    1971 Jaguar V12 Roadster “150 MPH” Legends are pleased to offer “150 MPH” a unique and historically significant Jaguar E Type for sale. Personally handed over by Lofty England (picture documented) to the first owner Hugh Hunter in October of 1971 with the iconic registration 150 MPH. Upon delivery Mr. Hunter entrusted the car to Ron Beatty of famed Forward Engineering for power upgrades including cams, down draught Webber conversion and straight stainless exhaust system. Mr. Hunter owned 150 MPH through to 1988, interestingly Victor Gauntlet of Aston Martin fame subsequently owned the car through to 1991 at which point the current family took over ownership. More recently 150 MPH was subjected to a bulkhead forward refresh by CWS Coventry where the engine was removed with all components inspected, cleaned and replaced where necessary. During the same period the car came full circle and returned to Mr. Ron Beatty for a valve train inspection / adjustment. 150 MPH stands today in lovely original condition having covered a documented 35000 miles, retaining the delivery hard top, fitted luggage and importantly its unique and complete history file. Dynamically the car can be driven as i

    • Year: 1971
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  • Jaguar Series 2 E Type roadster

    £84,950 £84,950

    Age: 1969 Engine Size: 4200 Transmission: Manual Originally supplied to California then sold in 1999 to previous owner in Canada and imported into UK 2012. Invoices on file show the current owner has spent £6500 including engine overhaul by Windspeed, seats retrimmed, new hood and period looking radio fitted. Car comes with Heritage Certificate. This car is now ready for summer driving.

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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster RHD

    £159,995 £159,995

    - 24th of August 1962 - Matching numbers on car to Jaguar Heritage certificate - showing 7000miles - 3.8l This desirable and usable Series 1 RHD roadster is offered in outstanding showroom condition and features the desirable dropped floors for improved driving comfort. Supplied new to Jaguar Car New York its first owner is noted as J A Decarloes. Finished in Metallic Silver with full blue leather and contrasting blue carpets she looks fabulous, She boasts matching numbers to the Jaguar Heritage certificate, she was imported back into the UK in 1994 where the she had some light restoration work done and converted to RHD, the car has done 7000miles since then, we have all the MOTs dating back to 2006, we cannot verify this mileage though. The interior is in amazing condition with original bucket sport seats features the original 'dotty' style aluminum interior trim and wood/aluminum steering wheel and radio, The soft top is in fabulous condition and also come with matching hood cover. This 1962 Series 1 Roadster 3.8 liter has the original triple SU carburetors, complimented with the original to the factory 4- speed manual Moss gearbox and is able to reach a claimed top speed of 150mph not forgetting that world famous wooden gear nob that’s in great condition to. All the chrome work, wire wheel, body lines are in amazing condition for her age, she drivers like a dream starts every time, will lots of service bills its plain to see that she has been loved and well maintained though-out her life. With these cars now appreciating this is one not to be missed. LHD conversation can be carried out for approximly £5000.00

    • Year: 1962
    • Mileage: 7000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC

    £74,995 £74,995

    We are delighted to offer this fabulous, low mileage, UK supplied matching numbers Jaguar E-Type onto the market. UVK 757G has covered just 73000 miles from new and spent from 1979 to 2015 off the road. Our FHC E-Type was first registered on the 9th May 1969 and was the 218th Series II RHD FHC built. This early Series II car comes with an extensive history containing MOT’s and invoices from the 1970’s. Texaco Lubrication Service sheets are present from the 1970’s along with lots of maintenance and general upkeep related paperwork. During the late 1970’s the E-Type was owned by a Military Captain based at Bovington Camp in Dorset and servicing during this period was carried out by Daimler Jaguar agents Spink (Bournemouth) Ltd. The car was taken off the road in 1979 with a genuine mileage of 71000 miles. Whilst the E-Type spent the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s off the road, it was subject of a long term rolling restoration over almost 30 years. Lots of invoices are present from the 1980’s, the most significant work was an engine rebuild to include new pistons, new oil pump, timing chain, new valves and guides. In 2006 the E-Type changed hands going to a Racing Engineering Company in Wil

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 73000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £230,000 £230,000

    Manufactured on the 4th April 1967 this original right hand drive Jaguar E Type series 1 4.2 Roadster has undergone a full CMC restoration. The car has been fitted with the following upgrades – 5 speed gearbox, period radio with Bluetooth, 6’’ chrome wire wheels, uprated brakes. We have just finished doing our 500 miles of road testing in this car so it is in excellent condition and now ready to drive and enjoy.

    • Year: 1967
    • Engine size: 4.2
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    €135,000(£116,883) €135,000(£116,883)

    RELATIVE INEXPENSIVE EXAMPLE WITH INTERESTING STORY Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Series I 3.8 Color Red Interior Black Year of build 1963 Price € 135.000,- 1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 3.8 LHD CONVERTIBLE Inarguably one of the all-time greatest automotive designs Most desirable series Great driver with excellent handling Shown in the museum of Modern Art THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART “The body’s subtle, swelling curves and depressions reflect carefully calculated geometries based on the ellipse. The most prominent feature—the long, projecting hood—is modeled with a distinctive ‘power bulge’ that runs down the hood’s center to accommodate the powerful engine. Louvered air-intake panels penetrate the otherwise smooth surface. The hood curves down to a grille-less nose that sucks in air to cool the engine. The gently swelling fenders terminate in glass cowl headlights that are seamlessly encapsulated into the body. The view of the car’s contours is as compelling to the driver as to the passerby.” These are the words that the Museum of Modern Art in New York City uses to describe one of its larger acquisitions. The sculpture is described as having a “steel body: 47″ x 64½” x 14? 7½”.” It is a Ja

    • Year: 1963
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ Roadster

    £129,995 £129,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ Roadster 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 model as an icon of the motoring world. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, Monocoque Construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivalled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years and, as such, it employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework. On its release in March 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it "the most beautiful car ever made". Although 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 and other leading authorities. The original 4.2-litre Series 1 was made in model years 1965-1967. Series 1½ cars were made in model year 1968. Our Series 1½ example wh

    • Mileage: 93000 mi
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  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

    $279,500(£224,103.10) $279,500(£224,103.10)

    1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster s/n 1E10834, Engine no. 7E3416-9 Silver-Grey with Red Leather Once in a lifetime, beauty, engineering, and history converge, resulting in an object so delightful - it transcends generations of admirers. The Jaguar E-Type is exactly such a car. Unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, those in attendance were witnessing something brilliant. Stunning design, unrivaled performance, and racing lineage made the E-Type an immediate sensation. With its beautiful lines and surprisingly affordable price, the E-Type grew to iconic status where it has remained for more than half a century. But it wasn’t beauty alone. Jaguar’s racing experience offered independent front and rear suspension, disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and Jaguar’s legendary twin-cam inline-6 engine. Sales were brisk, affording ongoing development including the 4.2 liter engine and fully synchronized gearboxes for 1965. Later cars, particularly those imported to the United States, had safety and emissions equipment that negatively influenced both performance and aesthetics, thus making Series I 4.2 liter cars among the most desirable. This particula

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 3471 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-type pre-1970

    £35,680 £35,680

    Spec includes Solid Pale Primrose Yellow, Matching numbers,The car has done only 61000 miles and offers a rare opportunity to purchase an unusually 'honest example' of this appreciating clic.The car has been garaged all its life and has only been used on summer days, Full stainless steel exhaust system, comes with a Jaguar heritage certificate and UK/Europe road registion certificate.

    • Mileage: 60000 mi
    • Engine size: 4235
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Automatic

    £99,995 £99,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Automatic Whilst the concept of the Jaguar E Type was without doubt one of the finest pieces of automotive design ever to be put into general production, one of the problems with its continued development was the inevitable weight gain. Throughout the 1960s ever more stringent safety legislation emanated from the USA and, as this market was a major breadwinner for Jaguar, it was perhaps unavoidable that the purity of the original design would be compromised to compete within it. Emissions legislation had forced the adoption of twin Stromberg carburettors on trans-Atlantic bound cars resulting in a reduction in power to 177bhp instead of the quoted 265bhp for European examples breathing through triple SU's However, the balance was to be redressed with the introduction of the Series 3 model powered by Jaguar's new 5.3-litre, overhead camshaft V12 developing 272bhp. This resulted in a top speed in excess of 140mph with 0-100mph taking just 16 seconds, the fastest ever acceleration figures for the model. Revisions to the running gear included anti-dive geometry on the front suspension and ventilated disc brakes. Power steering was standard and fl

    • Mileage: 1635 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £149,500 £149,500

    1962 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type in Carmen Red with a Biscuit Interior for sale. Chassis Number: 860709 Vehicle Details: Quote Reference: 120 Percent Complete: 100% Vehicle Make: Jaguar Model: Series 1 E-Type Date of Manufacture: 1962 Exterior Colour: Carmen Red Interior Colour: Biscuit Engine: 3.8-Litre Gearbox: 5-Speed (Obtained Original) Body Type: Fixed Head Coupe Drive: Original Right Hand Chassis Number: 860709 Mileage: 1,000 (Since Engine Rebuild) Specification: Original factory specification with upgrades Vehicle History: Previous owner history missing pre-1989 2 owners since 1998 (documented by V5) Comprehensive documentation of the 1988 restoration Full photographic evidence All bills from 1988 with exceptional detail Block change due to frost damage - period Jaguar 3.8 block used - original head Original Series 1 parts come with the car including the original 4-Speed Moss box retained (Incl. in sale) An original tool kit is supplied with the car complete with correct tools, including the correct jack which was only supplied to E-type's with a "Patents pending" stamp during a three month period from June 1962. Original brochure, manuals in correct pouch, service book and parts book included. 1st prize in a concours event Summer 2016 The car was selected to appear on display at the Goodwood GRRC Members Day in August 2016 Available to view by appointment only - please call 01590 610929 or alternatively email info@newforestclassiccars.com to arrange a viewing.

    • Year: 1962
    • Mileage: 1000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Back In 1971, Jaguar's jaw-dropping E-Type had been in production for a decade. Despite continual improvements, new emissions legislation in the all-important American market threatened to strangle the big cat's performance. Jaguar responded by giving its revered sports car fresh claws in the shape of a 5343cc V12 engine developed from the stillborn XJ13 Le Mans project car. 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, the more so when one accelerates hard in top gear without even a gear change to interrupt one's headlong dash into the distance". (Autocar 5th July 1973) 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 restyl

    • Mileage: 73500 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type 3,8 Flat Floor Coupé

    €202,700(£175,497.66) €202,700(£175,497.66)

    Jaguar E-Type 3,8 Flat Floor Coupé Equipment: Flat Floor Matching numbers Matching Colours Måske det flotteste eksemplar vi har set billeder af restaurering Køb din pensions opsparing Meget sjælden model ring for info

    • Year: 1961
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type 3,8 Fixed Head Coupé

    €188,600(£163,289.88) €188,600(£163,289.88)

    Jaguar E-Type 3,8 Fixed Head Coupé Equipment: Total restaureret TOP STAND Billeder af renovering Matching numbers Heritage Certificate ring for info

    • Year: 1963
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre LHD JD Sport Roadster


    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Series 1 4.2 Litre JD Sport E-Type Roadster currently under construction. Finished in Opalescent Gunmetal. Final specification can be tailored to your individual requirements and Interior colour preference. A choice of Left or Right Hand Drive. Standard specification will include JD high torque engine, JD 5-speed manual gearbox, JD AP brakes, electric power steering, handmade stainless steel exhaust manifold and exhaust system, JD suspension, JD handmade alloy radiator and electric cooling fan, JD Sport stainless steel 16” competition wire wheels, choice of carburettors or JD fuel injection. This is the last chance to purchase a newly JD restored E-Type until our next batch of E-Type restorations begin in October 2016.

    • Year: 1966
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Sir Jack Brabham 4.2 Litre Fixed Head Coupe


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

    • Year: 1964
    For sale

    £79,995 £79,995

    1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 3 V12 MANUAL COUPE Opelescent Silver Grey Metallic with Red Interior 36,000 genuine miles covered from new Chrome Wire Wheels In depth rebuild carried out over recent years including ; Complete body strip and total refurbishment to the highest of standards Total engine strip and rebuild including all oil seals Gearbox overhauled Front and Rear suspension totally stripped and recomissioned including final drive, bearimgs and seals High Torque Starter Motor fitted Beautifully original interior with replacement carpets Etc. Etc. A superb example throughout and raedy to be enjoyed once again. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING ISSUES WITH OUR 'CONTACT PAGE'. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01636 812700 OR VIA sales@sherwoodrestorations.co.uk

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 36000 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-type Series 2 Cabriolet 1970

    €119,950(£103,852.71) €119,950(£103,852.71)

    Jaguar E-Type Series 2 cabriolet 1970, restored This really fabulous Jaguar E-Type Series 2 cabriolet is restored in 2017 and was provided with new paint in the colour British Racing Green, a very elegant combination with the completely new beige leather interior with green piping. The car has the original matching numbers, 6 cyl. Engine. Heritage Certificate is present and the full report of the restoration also. So a marvellous and perfect driving Jaguar E-Type Series 2 convertible. Car has German 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: 1970
    For sale
  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 roadster

    £89,950 £89,950

    1973 Primrose yellow, Jaguar E-Type roadster right hand drive, UK car, professionally restored in the 1990s including a completely reconditioned automatic gearbox. Custom made, magnolia coloured leather interior with carpets and hood in cocoa brown. Total Bare Metal Restoration by "English Cars of Distinction" Hand Built Aluminium Bonnet by CMC Ltd. Stainless steel exhaust manifolds and system. Complete engine rebuild at approx 50,000 miles. Harvey Bailey handling kit. Koni shock absolrbers. Aviation fuel pump. 4 pot brake calipers. Total re-wire of electrical system SU carburettors. Bonnet lock. Wire wheels and spinners. Kevlar hoses Aeroquip fittings. 331 ration back axle. Battery Isolation switch.

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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

    $67,500(£54,121.50) $67,500(£54,121.50)

    Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1973 Jaguar Etype V12 Roadster in Primrose with Black leather interior. Automatic with air conditioning and chrome wire wheels. 47,600 miles from new same owner for 42 years. Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Fantastic rust and accident free body with excellent paint. Very nice original interior. New top just fitted. Mechanically excellent. We just checked and serviced it and had the transmission rebuilt . Replacing all hoses and clamps, oil and filter. New brake hoses, rebuilt power steering pump. New tire rod ends, front shocks and ball joints, transmission service, brake fluid, reservoir, 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: 1973
    For sale


    2 LTR. ROADSTER 1968. Signal Red with Beige hide interior. Black mohair soft-top. Chromium wire wheels. This is a multi JDC/JEC/Autoglym concourse winning car. Very well known, it has just returned from display at Jaguar Cars Ltd. We have known the car and owner for over 25 years and have never seen a better example. Please enquire Concourse results since restoration in 1992: 1992 Jaguar Drivers Club International E-Type day. 1st place 1993 JDC National day Knebworth house. 1st place 1993 JDC International day Longleat. 1st place 1993 JDC Woburn Abbey. 1st place 1993 JDC Southern day Hever castle. 1st place 1994 Bromley Pageant AUTOGLYM Concourse. 1st place 1994 JDC Woburn Abbey. 2nd place 1995 JDC Penshurst Place. 1st place Car of the Show 1995 Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Southern day Old Kiln Museum. 1st place. 1995 Greenwood Classic car day at Knebworth. 1st place Car of the show 1995 Southern classic day Bewl Waters in Kent. 1st place 1995 Master Class concourse at Charlecote park. 1st place and Car of the Show 1996 displayed at the London Motorshow Earls Court concourse display 1996 displayed on the Autoglym stand at the NEC show in November 1996 JEC concourse at Fort William. 1st

    • Year: 1968
    For sale
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