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Jaguar E-type buying guide (1961-1974)

Jaguar E-type 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.



Jaguar historian Philip Porter runs the E-type Club. He owns several examples himself, and says: ‘There’s a huge spread of values from £5000 up to £200,000 – or £1million for a genuine Lightweight. At one extreme you can buy a 2+2 project and at the other a superbly restored, heavily upgraded Series 1 roadster. 



Jaguar E-type engines



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 – but don’t panic. You can rebuild one at home for around £2000, or pay double this to get it done professionally. If you go DIY, the XK engine is the easier to revive of the pair.



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. A specialist charges £4000+, or you could do it yourself for £600 – if you’re skilled. 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 15lb psi (earlier E-types are just 4lb psi). A full set is £143.50.
 
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 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 with a replacement diff costing £750. 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. Expect to pay £900 for a rebuilt transmission, whether it’s a Moss unit or a later one.



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. Expect to pay £400 for an exchange unit.



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 at just £65 for the pair. 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.

Should you buy a Jaguar E-type? 



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. 



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. Philip Porter’s book Original Jaguar E-type (details in books listing), will highlight any inconsistencies in the specification.



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. 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.

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.

Words: Richard Dredge
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  • This is a beautiful and very maintained Jaguar E-type V12 series 2 convertible! This example is originally from America but has been around for quite some time in Netherlands. In the recent past the body has been restored and the mechanic’s rebuild. Body is very solid and straight, correct panel fittings. Very nice and fully original interior with lovely Patina! Technically very well in order therefore also good working and driving. With the beloved 4 speed manual gearbox, chrome wire wheels, tonneaucover and tinted glass. A very nice and good Jaguar E-type S3!Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More information and photos on www.thegallerybrummen.nl. Or contact us by phone: 0031-575-564055

    • Year: 1974

    • Last update: about 23 hours old

    • Mileage: 70060 mi

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  • The Gallery
    +31 (0)575 56 40 55
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  • The E-Type 2+2 was introduced in 1966 to the public as a more luxury and practical alternative to the two-seater. It had a longer wheelbase, the roof was 2 inches higher and longer, and the curvature was altered to provide extra headroom for the rear seat passengers. The doors were wider, and the floorpan of the car behind the front seats was completely redesigned to allow room for a rear seat. At the same time, an automatic gearbox became available on the 2+2 only, mostly for the american market. This example is a series II, originally delivered in the States. It is a matching nrs car, still in its original and magnificent colour combination of Light Primrose Yellow with Black hide. The interior is still the original one and in great condition. The car is completely restored a couple of years ago, and it runs incredibly sweet and comfortable. This automatic 2+2 is not comparable to a manual 2-seater, as it is much more relaxing to drive and still quite fast even in modern traffic. Together with the car, we a have huge file with lots of invoices, and all kind of original documents (purchase invoice, warranty cards, service book,...). It is really exceptional to have a 2+2 which is

    • Year: 1969

    • Last update: 3 days old

    • Mileage: 425 mi

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  • Albion Motorcars
    +32 (0)3 765 09 17
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  • 265 bhp, 4,235 cc overhead-camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, coil-spring independent rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in. An excellent, original “Preservation class” E-Type Used by its original owners on their European honeymoon Wonderful original paint, interior, and matching-numbers drivetrain Only 23,086 miles from new, with extensive documentation The 1961 Geneva Motor Show marked a landmark moment in automotive history, as Jaguar proved that it still had some of the best designers in the industry and could indeed improve upon the breathtaking XK120 and its successors with a completely new car. The E-Type instantly stole the hearts of everyone at the show, and it was no surprise to Jaguar’s dealers that they could hardly keep them in stock. This, coupled with a new independent rear suspension, a top speed of 150 mph, and other improvements from lessons learned from the D-Type in racing, made the E-Type just as wonderful to drive as it was to look at. The E-Type was introduced in 1965 and was originally offered with Jaguar’s venerable 3.8-liter straight six and 4.2-li

    • Year: 1966

    • Last update: 5 days old

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  • RM Auctions
    +1 954 566 2209
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  • 265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones, torsion bars, and a sway bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, double wishbones, and a sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in. Desirable Series 1 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe Opalescent Silver Grey over a tan leather interior Restored by marque specialists at Classic Showcase Only 100 miles since completion The E-Type was the first Jaguar road car not designed by Sir William Lyons. Aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayers had penned the D-Type sports racer that won three 24 Hours of Le Mans races back-to-back from 1955 to 1957. For the E-Type, he used his best ideas from the D-Type. The body was a monocoque tub from the firewall back, with steel boxes forming the scuttle, the sills, and various cross-members. A front sub-frame cradled the engine and supported the rack-and-pinion steering and torsion bar suspension. The sub-frame was bolted to the firewall in six places, rather than being welded like the D-Type, which had proved to be expensive to repair. The independent rear suspension was mounted on a separate s

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: 5 days old

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  • RM Auctions
    +1 954 566 2209
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  • 265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones, torsion bars, and a sway bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, double wishbones, and a sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in. Original Carmen Red with black interior Limited long-term ownership Restored by marque specialists at Classic Showcase Only 100 miles since completion The launch of the Jaguar E-Type at the Geneva Motor Show in May 1961 is the stuff of legend. Factory driver Norman Dewis piloted a brand-new coupe 610 miles overnight from London to Switzerland for the launch. The car was a sensation and another had to be shipped over for display, as Dewis was busy giving rides to the press. Fifty-four years later, an E-Type will still draw a crowd on a busy street. Aircraft designer Malcolm Sayer penned the original monocoque D-Type, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times between 1955 and 1957, but Jaguar boss Sir William Lyons was concerned that the new technology had not really been passed down to street cars, so he directed Sayer to come up with a brand-new car. This car was the E

    • Year: 1962

    • Last update: 5 days old

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  • RM Auctions
    +1 954 566 2209
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  • £24,095 £24,095

    Introduced in 1966, the Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe had long been contemplated in Coventry and championed by the company’s legendary founder Sir William Lyons. Concept and prototype 2+2 coupes were created almost from the inception of the XKE. The wheelbase of the 2+2 was stretched 9 inches with all the added room allocated to the folding rear seat and the 2+2 quickly exceeded demand for the fixed head coupe. Key to the 2+2′s appeal was the careful integration of the extra length into the E-Type’s sleek, streamlined design, a factor that also increased the interior headroom by a useful 2 inches. This 1968 Jaguar XKE 2+2 was built just before introduction of the Series II in mid-1968, now described as a Series 1 1/2. It incorporates a number of changes from the original XKE design to meet U.S. safety and emissions requirements as well as a multitude of revisions to improve comfort and reliability. Most visibly, it has higher open headlights required by U.S. regulations. Stronger door latches, an energy-absorbing steering column, hexagonal wheel nuts, rocker-type dash switches, wider front seats, better heat shielding and a splash shield on the alternator were among other improvements. I

    • Year: 1968

    • Last update: 7 days old

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  • Hyman Ltd
    314.524.6000
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  • Jaguar E Type 4.2 Series 1 2+2 4 Speed Manual finished in Sherwood Green Registered May 1967, Painstakingly Restored with a Full Mechanical Rebuild by Thomas Barclay Limited Jaguar in October 2010 including Engine, Gearbox, Suspension, Braking and Transmission, Coopercraft Brakes, Kenlowe Fan, Koni Shocks, Stainless Steel Sports Exhaust and the Usual Refinements, Recent Full Respray by Cropedy Bridge Cars, New Front and Rear Screens, New Seals, Carpets and Sound Proofing, Huge History File with Original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook as well as the Registration Book and Owners Service Policy, an Absolute Dream to Drive and Own. Finance Available Through our Classic Car Finance Division, Minimum Lend of £25K with Free Delivery Nationwide Available, Subject to Status.

    • Year: 1967

    • Last update: 8 days old

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  • Targa Florio
    01243 641117
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  • --Silver with Blue leather interior, Blue carpeting and Black convertible top, 4-speed manual transmission, Factory air conditioning, Matching numbers, Wire wheels. This E-type XKE V-12 Roadster has been enthusiast owned and cared for from new. It has been in its last collector ownership since 1998. Prior to 1998 it had been in long term ownership having been owned by a West Coast collector. It has been cared for properly and with attention to preserving what is one of the best, sympathetically restored V-12 Roadsters we have had the pleasure of owning. As can be seen from the photographs, it is in absolutely superb, well serviced condition and with only slight legitimate patina to its original leather seats. It has been cared for exceptionally well and carefully to preserve in this condition. It has been properly repainted in the recent past in its original color. It is a rare to find such a well preserved example of a V-12 Roadster in this condition, it has never sustained any accident damage and has never had the need for rust repair. It is past ownership it has only been used for season, Summer fun since 1998. Today, this V-12 Roadster runs and drives as it should with absolute

    • Year: 1973

    • Last update: 9 days old

    • Mileage: 2014 mi

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  • Autosport Designs Inc
    (631) 726-0770
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  • --Primrose with Tan leather interior, Tan carpets and Tan convertible top, Restored, 4-speed manual, Chrome wire wheels, Matching Numbers, Heritage Certificate. This E-type Roadster is a matching numbers car, formerly part of a private collection here in the USA. According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate, the car was delivered new to the U.S. market, sold new by Jaguar Cars New York to J.P. Small also of New York on July 4, 1963 as a 1964 model. This E-type Roadster was restored by the previous owner in the early 2000’s. It was a thorough restoration that included a bare metal repaint, new interior/top, all chrome/brightwork refinished and new wheels and tires. The mechanicals were all rebuilt and a stainless steel exhaust system added. At this time, a new wiring harness was installed, the brake/suspension/chassis components were all rebuilt along with all hydraulics and the fuel system was completely renewed. Also at this time, the cooling system was serviced throughout, detailed properly and an auxiliary fan was supplied and installed. In its most recent ownership, this E-type has received a full service to to make sure it is ready for its next new owner. Anything and

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: 9 days old

    • Mileage: 2014 mi

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  • Autosport Designs Inc
    (631) 726-0770
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  • --Red with Tan leather interior, Tan carpets and Tan convertible top, 9,000 miles since complete photo documented, nut and bolt restoration (completed 1997) by a Jaguar restoration specialist. Less than 4,000 miles ago, the following modifications have been performed on this E-type. The engine was removed and completely rebuilt with high compression pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, the cylinders heads were ported and polished and the standard carburetors exchanged for a triple Weber set up. The ignition system was upgraded to electronic type, the original radiator has been replaced with a performance aluminum type with auxiliary electric cooling fan, the generator was replaced-converted to an alternator, the gearbox was converted to a 5-speed unit (original gearbox is included), the clutch assembly was replaced, the wire wheels were replaced with new wider type to accept tubeless tires, the brake calipers have been upgraded to Wilwood with 2-piece rotors, all brake lines have been replaced with stainless steel type, the steering wheel has been changed to a Moto Lita type, the seats have been changed to 1967 type and finally modern AM/FM/CD radio with I-pod connection has been i

    • Year: 1963

    • Last update: 9 days old

    • Mileage: 9000 mi

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  • Autosport Designs Inc
    (631) 726-0770
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  • The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold. 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. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as a two-seater convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). A "2+2" four-seater version of the coupé, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made". Later model updates of the E-Type were officially designated "Series 2" and "Series 3", and over time the earlier cars have come to be referred to as, sensibly, "Series 1" and "Series 1½". Of the "Series 1" cars, Jaguar manufactured some limited-edition variants, inspired by mot

    • Year: 1968

    • Last update: 1 day old

    • Mileage: 87298 mi

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  • Oldertimerfarm.be
    0032472401338
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  • 265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with semi-trailing wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers, an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links, radius rods, twin coil springs, and telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,438 mm • Matching-numbers example of a desirable first-series E-Type • Recent complete restoration; finished in a stunning colour combination • Includes a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate Upon its release in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type was called “the most beautiful car in the world” by Enzo Ferrari, and it continues to stun today with its looks, style, performance, and lasting impression. By 1960, Jaguar had won five Le Mans championships and was largely regarded as one of the most fearsome builders of serious sports cars in the world. However, their production cars had a slightly less ideal status, as the XK150 was luxurious but hardly worthy of the sporty racing company and the XKSS was unfortunately short-lived. In order to marry the winning racing performance of the D-Type with the luxury and class of the XK

    • Year: 1963

    • Last update: 3 days old

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  • RM Auctions
    +1 954 566 2209
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    Type: Used Year: 1965 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Body: OTS Trans: Manual Stock 702 Mileage: 44000 Engine Size: 4.2 Ext Color: Black Int Color: Black Vin: 1E10698

    • Year: 1965

    • Last update: 9 days old

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  • Description: This is a wonderful FIA legal, racing E-type in excellent, race ready condition. Lightweight specification (alu doors, bonnet, trunk) with steel chassis. During the last 9 months, the current owner has spent approximately GBP 30K on the car. The work done and the specs of this lovely E-type consist of : - Diff is rebuilt with all new parts ( Dennis welch ) & new oil cooler/pump , Aluminium rear diff cover with oil temp sensor, new output flanges, drive shaft yolks and U-joints, - KONI shocks rebuild and new rear springs, - Overhauled gearbox with new clutch, - Overhaul of the carburettors, - New front and rear discs and pads, - New Motorsport torsion bars with ride height brace /kit ( Dennis welch ) - Alloy fuel tank - Plumbed in electric fire system (current) - Alloy radiator and header tank - New spec steering arms (elimintae bump steer) - Seat belts valid until 2017 - Race battery - Welded-on roll cage The bodywork is as-new and the engine is a low mileage Rob Beere engine. Spares consist of 2 sets of wheels, trottle cable and running spares. UK road Registered and its 2009 FIA HTP is being renewed. This E-type is totally ready for enjoyment by its new owner, looks

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: 12 days old

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  • RMD
    +32 (0) 475 422790
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  • £49,990 £49,990

    The iconic Jaguar E Type was launched in March 1961 and one can see the direct link to the C and D type models that so dominated 1950s sports car racing.In its original guise a 3.8 litre twin cam engine was mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox.The bodywork beautifully styled by William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer and the steel monocoque chassis sported an all independent suspension mounted on detachable subframes. In 1964 saw the debut of the 4.2 Litre model which increased the capacity from 3,781cc to 4,235cc and improved torque along with an all new syncromesh gearbox, better brake servo and seats an alternator and leather dashboard replacing the aluminium finish. In 1969 other modifications meant that the headlights were open rather than closed,the radiator intake was enlarged and rather than split bumpers they became one-piece bumpers with larger side lamps. Manufactured in 1970 this Series 11 coupe is in fine condition and the current owner who purchased the car in 2010 has undertaken a full mechanical restoration of the car whilst in his ownership.

    • Year: 1970

    • Last update: 13 days old

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  • Simon Furlonger
    01233 646328
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  • Tel: +45 3212 0380 The E-Type was maybe not quite as fast as a contemporary Ferrari, not quite as posh as an Aston and probably not quite as well built as a Mercedes. When it came to combine most of these virtues in one significantly lower priced sports car, the E-Type was however in a league of its own. With the E-Type Jaguar condensed all their fame and glory from the their rich racing heritage with the C og D types into one fast and drop-dead gorgeous looking sports car. The iconic E-Type has become a symbol of the 1960'es and is by many considered the sexiest car ever built. The biggest market for the E-Type was the United States were also this example sold new. In 1987 the car came to Europe and in 1992 a "nut & bolt" restoration began. The car was taken completely apart with frame and tub blasted, primed and painted in British Racing Green. The engine was sent to Jaguar specialist engine builder VSE in Wales for a complete rebuild and assembly to full European configuration with higher compression, new camshafts and triple SU carburetors so the output is now up to the full 265 BHP. Restoration ended in 2005 at cost of more than £50.000. In 2010 the owner took the last step of

    • Year: 1970

    • Last update: 16 days old

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  • This UK matching numbers E-Type was manufactured on the 31st May 1962 and left the factory in Carmen Red. This early E-Type 3.8 FHC was distributed from Henlys Limited, London and the original supplying dealer was Kingscote & Stephens, Gloucester. 6691 FH is the vehicles original registration mark and the car comes with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate confirming all original details and a comprehensive history file detailing expenditure over recent years. This is a beautiful example, certainly worthy of winning shows and events. The car has been rebuilt to a very high standard and the condition is exceptional throughout the car. The rust free bodyshell is outstanding and bonnet and door gaps are excellent. The paint finish is first class and the engine bay has been detailed superbly. The E-Type is as one would expect having been treated to a bare shell restoration. The chrome work is all superb and the 72 spoke 6.5" chrome competition wire wheels are new. The interior has been beautifully re-trimmed and the leather looks brand new. The carpets, headlining, dashboard, dials, door cards and webasto sunroof are all in excellent condition. 6691 FH does not drive like the av

    • Year: 1962

    • Last update: 16 days old

    • Mileage: 2500 mi

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  • This matching numbers Jaguar E-Type Series One 3.8 FHC was manufactured on the 30th December 1963 and despatched to Jaguar Cars, New York on the 15th January 1964. The E-Type left the factory in Opalescent Silver Grey with Black interior trim. The first owner was a Major in the US Army Airforce during WWII who flew prototypes of some of the most advanced US aircrafts. We know from the comprehensive history that the car was sold by Orange Motors, Miami in 1970 and had been previously prepared for racing and competed at Daytona and other well-known circuits in the USA. The E-Type was not in regular use during the 1970's and 1980's and spent long periods in storage. During August 1988 the E-Type was sold again and briefly exported to Costa Rica before selling again in 1989 to the proprietor of a garage in Vancouver, Canada in need of restoration. Due to other commitments in the owner’s garage, the E-Type was yet again placed in storage for almost ten years before the owner relocated to the UK. Now owning a UK restoration facility, the E-Type rebuild finally began but due to pressure of other work slowing the progress of the rebuild, it took almost ten years to complete and was sold in

    • Year: 1963

    • Last update: 16 days old

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  • This magnificent Jaguar E-Type Series One 4.2 Roadster has had over £110,000 spent on having a top class nut and bolt rebuild carried out. EDC 125C had £105,000 spent between 2002 and completion in 2009 and has covered just 1,500 miles since. Prior to 2002, over £5,000 was spent on the first stage of restoration but the project was put on hold and the car subsequently sold. EDC 125C was supplied new by Jaguar Cars New York, was manufactured on the 29th April 1965 and shipped back to the UK during the early 1990’s in need of restoration. In 2002, the E-Type was taken to the highly recommended Heritage Classics in Middlesbrough for what can only be described as a full, major restoration. Over seven years, the car was fully stripped, taken apart and fully rebuilt from the ground up to a top class standard. Invoices for the £105,000 of expenditure are all with the vehicle with detailed job cards and labour sheets detailing the areas requiring the most work. As you would expect at this cost, the tub was totally rebuilt with new panels, then prepared and re-painted to the highest of standards. Every part of this vehicle has had care, attention and detail, and the number of hours worked o

    • Year: 1965

    • Last update: 16 days old

    • Mileage: 1500 mi

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  • Type: Used Year: 1968 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Trim: Series 1.5 Body: Roadster Trans: Manual Stock 222 Mileage: 42000 Engine Size: 4.2 Ext Color: Red Int Color: Black Vin: 1E017197

    • Year: 1968

    • Last update: 17 days old

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    Type: Used Year: 1961 Make: Jaguar Model: E-Type Body: OTS Trans: 4-Speed Stock 691 Engine Size: 3.8 L Ext Color: Silver Int Color: Black Vin: 875240

    • Year: 1961

    • Last update: 17 days old

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  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe s/n 1E30533, engine no. 7E2389-9 British Racing Green with Black Leather Interior The E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, following the famous 11th hour disorder (one of the cars was driven to the show from England with just hours to spare). The car was an immediate sensation: its specification was state of the art, its bodywork arrestingly gorgeous, and the price surprisingly affordable. It embodied William Lyons` values beautifully and it is no surprise that the E-Type has become such a legendary part of automotive history. The specification clearly demonstrated Jaguar's racing experience and included independent suspension all around (at a time when Ferrari was still using live rear axles), disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and of course Jaguar's legendary twin cam inline-6. The cars were continuously developed, however, the arrival of American safety legislation and the twelve cylinder engine made later cars less attractive and less sporting, making the series I cars the pick of the bunch. The cars were continuously developed, with the addition of 4.2 liter engine and fully sync

    • Year: 1965

    • Last update: 15 days old

    • Mileage: 33895 mi

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  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster s/n 876381, engine no. R3245-9 Black with Black Leather Interior The E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, following the famous 11th hour disorder (one of the cars was driven to the show from England with just hours to spare). The car was an immediate sensation: its specification was state of the art, its bodywork arrestingly gorgeous, and the price surprisingly affordable. It embodied William Lyons' values beautifully and it is no surprise that the E-Type has become such a legendary part of automotive history. The specification clearly demonstrated Jaguar's racing experience and included independent suspension all around (at a time when Ferrari was still using live rear axles), disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and of course Jaguar's legendary twin cam inline-6. E-Types have been rapidly appreciating in recent years, with very early seeing particularly strong appreciation. This particular example has welded hood louvers instead of ones that were integral to the hood, distinguishing this as an early production car. A matching numbers example, this car was comprehensively restored to high stan

    • Year: 1961

    • Last update: 15 days old

    • Mileage: 41052 mi

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  • 265 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with triple HD8 SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission with full synchromesh, independent front suspension with transverse wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shocks, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links and twin coil springs, and four-wheel Dunlop twin-circuit hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in. Freshly restored in beautiful colors Original matching-numbers engine Desirable hardtop and wire wheels and subtle mechanical upgrades An outstanding driver’s E-Type Jaguar’s E-Type debuted to universal applause at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show, but further development continued, and for the 1965 model, the gearbox was given full synchros and the seat backs were made adjustable. A new brake booster was also adopted, and the engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters, resulting in greater torque, which made for better tractability in every-day driving. The car retained its pure form, with no external changes being made, but it was now more comfortable and responsive on the road. Road & Track enthused that it was “possible to drive at 15 mph in fourth gear without jerking or back-lashing

    • Year: 1965

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  • Coachwork by R S Panels Registration no. 846 FON Chassis no. 860291 Engine no. B4352/8 Right from the moment deliveries commenced in 1961, the E-Type began to find its way on to the world's racetracks. In the Grand Touring class for production sports cars the E-Type proved competitive right from the start, Graham Hill celebrating the model's racing debut by winning at Oulton Park on 3rd April 1961. The elevation of the GT class to Manufacturers' Championship status for 1963 prompted Jaguar to develop a small batch of very special lightweight cars to challenge Ferrari. The FIA's regulations for the Gran Turismo category stipulated that a minimum of 100 cars had to be built, but permitted coachwork modifications, thus enabling Jaguar to claim that its lightweights were standard E-types fitted with altered bodywork. (This is the same loophole exploited by Ferrari to get the limited edition 250 GTO homologated, by claiming that they were re-bodied 250 GTs). In fact, all 12 lightweight E-Types constructed in period were built from scratch with aluminium bodies, though they were invoiced as a new standard road car with additional modifications and numbered in the normal production sequen

    • Year: 1962

    • Last update: 20 days old

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  • Chassis number: 881150 Registration number: To be announced once UK registered. On its way to us now arriving first week January. This is to all intensive purposes a brand new E type having undergone a total nut & bolt rebuild & had numerous modern upgrades to make as fine a driving car as possible whilst keeping the appearance of a stock original car. Upgrades include: 5 speed modern gear box mounted inside an original appearing casting to look like a factory item. 4.2 Litre engine with Bosch electronic ignition for enhanced performance over the original 3.8 unit. Alloy series 1 4.2 radiator. Alloy flywheel & 9.5" diaphragm clutch. New car specific alloy calipers with vented front discs. Adjustable top fulcrum arm for easy camber & castor adjustment. Adjustable reaction plate to adjust the front ride height. The steering rack is a new quick ratio unit and is solid mounted. New Radial tyres are fitted all round to new chrome knock off wire wheels. The car is finished in its original colour of cream with red leather interior as shipped in LHD format to Jaguar cars New York. Red carpets complete the ensemble. A black hard top is fitted to augment the black soft top. The car has seat

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: 20 days old

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