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Jaguar E-type: Buying guide and review (1961-1974)

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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

    £205,000 £205,000

    1962 Jaguar 3.8 E Type Roadster Manufactured in December 1962, this is originally a LHD car that has been converted to RHD whilst being fully restored. The car has been kept in its original colours of Opalescent Silver Blue with Black trim and a Black hood. Every aspect of the car has been restored from the body through to the engine, transmission, differential, suspension and brakes. The car has had several upgrades fitted – 5 speed gearbox, uprated brakes, uprated torsion bars, uprated heater motor, uprated headlights, aluminium radiator, electric cooling fan and a stainless steel exhaust system. This is a great car to drive and is in excellent condition having covered just 500 miles since being restored. Please contact us to arrange a test drive.

    • Year: 1962
    • Engine size: 3.8
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    Classic Motor Cars Ltd
    01746765804 VIEW CONTACT NUMBER
  • Jaguar E-Type

    £170,000 £170,000

    The 4.2 litre Jaguar E-type was the natural evolution of the 3.8 Series 1 Jaguar E-type, with a larger engine and more luxurious interior, the 4.2 litre E-type was regarded at its time as the more refined model. Bringing with it the all new synchromesh 4-speed gearbox, a gearbox which today is still regarded by many to be the gearbox of choice for the ultimate E-type driving experience. This 1966 matching numbers Jaguar E-type is presented beautifully in its original Heritage certificate colours of Pale Primrose exterior, contrasting black hide interior and black mohair hood. Retaining the original seats which were new to the 4.2 Jaguar E-type, replacing the ‘bucket’ style seats of the 3.8 model, this trim has been finished to a very high standard and is true to the spirit of the 4.2-litre Jaguar E-type. Having undergone a full restoration since being imported back into the UK, with the work being undertaken by some of the best in the business and having been finished off and fully inspected by E-Type UK. This E-type represents the perfect opportunity to invest in a classic car which is continuing to go up in value and an E-type which has been built to withstand modern driving conditions, fitted with silicone hoses and uprated electronic fan. This is an E-type which is not to be missed and is available for immediate inspection at our Kent showrooms, to arrange a viewing please contact Marcus on 01732 852 762 or Marcus@etypeuk.com.

    • Mileage: 50000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €107,000(£95,401.20) €107,000(£95,401.20)

    Jaguar E-Type and Diabolik, a combination in perfect harmony between character and means of transport. A stylish and aggressive car, with headlights equal in the eyes of its charismatic owner. The Jaguar E-Type is still one of the classic cars from very high commercial value. The Jaguar E-Type 3.8 FHC 1st series, also known as the XKE, is a car produced between 1961 and 1964. The E-Type was a revolutionary car in terms of design, driving performance and aesthetics that it was ahead of the times when the car was introduced. Moreover, its price was lower than that of the cars of the class competition and this helped sales. The first series was produced in 7699 specimens, of which in 1799 produced with RHD, such as the proposed vehicle. In 2004 the American magazine Sports Car International placed it in first place among the Top Sports Cars of the Sixties. In Italy the production output has become a cult object for collectors and art lovers. In September 2014, the Ruoteclassiche Italian magazine dedicated to this exemplary cover and a service of 8 pages. On 15 March 1961 the coupe version (in the language Jaguar "Fixed Head Coupé" or "FHC") was presented at the Geneva Motor Show Designed by Malcolm Sayer, to whom we also owe the successful previous XK series, the E-Type was initially designed to be a great sports coupe tourism in two places and so was presented to the public. The philosophy of the English brand, the mythical founder, Sir William Lyons, was pursuing was simple and pragmatic: to enlarge the catchment of the upper class car by providing cars equipped technically and intrinsically elegant, but also accessible to customers does not necessarily come with high purchasing power. In the sixties, the Type E was the dream of all riders, a Jaguar fascinatingly unique with exceptional performance. We therefore propose a rare and pristine copy carefully preserved. Opportunity for gourmets who want a Jaguar E Type first set of ready to use. The car has already been registered in Italy and is in compliance with the periodic review until July 2018. historical and collectible vehicle is registered under No. 16558 of ASI Register. The documentation is completed by the Jaguar Heritage Trust which attests to the original data and makes certification as a matching number. Defined the sexiest car in the world, it is still the most glamorous coupe ever devised. But be careful, as a real shark, she also knows how to scratch or even behave like docile cat .... everything is up to you.

    • Year: 1962
    • Mileage: 68000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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    Carlo Carugati
    3388890387 VIEW CONTACT NUMBER
  • 1972 JAGUAR E TYPE V12 SERIES III ROADSTER

    $79,500(£64,975.35) $79,500(£64,975.35)

    --Sable Brown with Biscuit Tan, Beige carpeting and Black convertible top, 68,000 original miles, 2-Long Term Family Owners from new, Automatic, Factory air conditioning, Matching numbers, Factory hardtop and Wire wheels. This E-type V-12 Roadster has been enthusiast owned, meticulously cared for and maintained from new. Purchased from the first family ownership in 1980, it has been kept in its second long term family ownership until its recent purchase by Autosport Designs, Inc. As stated above, it is matching numbers, complete with its factory hardtop and with only the slightest patina having been cared for properly and fastidiously by both previous owners to date, ensuring its superb condition. It has had one repaint several years ago in its original color and remains in excellent condition. More recently, this V12 Roadster has been treated to a mechanical full service, replacement of fuel tank, fuel pump, new alternator, cooling system service including new radiator and all hoses, air conditioning service and new tires. Finally, the interior, already in excellent cared for condition has recently received the following. Its headrests (commonly deflated) have been re-padded to or

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 68000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-TYPE

    £70,000 £70,000

    Variant name:5.3 ,Variant: 5.3 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX. (NOT MANUAL AS LISTED) MANUFACTURED JUNE 1973.ORIGINATED IN USA AND IMPORTED TO UK IN 2015. JAGUAR HERITAGE TRUST CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY. ORIGINAL OPERATORS MANUAL. VARIOUS INVOICES FOR WORK CARRIED OUT IN UK AND EU. UK INDEPENDANT ENGINEERS REPORT FROM JULY 2016.

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 35000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.3
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 2+2

    £54,995 £54,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 2+2 By 1971, the Jaguar's E-Type had been in production for a decade. Despite continual improvements, legislation in the American market threatened to strangle the big cat's performance. Jaguar responded in the shape of a 5343cc V12 engine. The new engine was both effortlessly powerful and eerily refined. "The turbine-like smoothness with which the engine provides a sustained shove in the back is almost uncanny; with some 272bhp and 304lbft of torque on tap, the Series III E-Type once again had 150mph in its sights. A revised wheelbase yielded better cabin space and together with wider tracks front and rear, new anti-dive front suspension geometry and fatter tyres gave improved road holding. Imbued with a more muscular stance thanks to its flared wheel arches, re-profiled wings and larger grille, it also benefited from vented disc brakes and a restyled interior. This very good Signal Red, UK Right Hand Drive example was supplied by Fletchers of Swansea and first registered in December 1972, we supplied the car to its last keeper in April last year and are please to have been able to acquire the car back from him. Having spent some of its life

    • Mileage: 63000 mi
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  • Jaguar E Type Series 1 3.8 - Chassis 850051

    POA POA

    The E- Type Jaguar replaced the hugely successful Jaguar XK150 and debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motorshow. Built between 1961 and 1974 the E-Type proved to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Designed by William Lyons and Malcolm Sayer the “Series 1” was launched in both fixed head coupe and roadster form with a lot of design inspiration taken from the Le-Mans winning D-Type sports racer. The E-Type was built around a steel monocoque chassis with independent suspension mounted on detachable sub-frames, using coil spring and dampers to the rear with torsion bars and wishbones to the front. Brakes were Dunlop discs all round, mounted inboard to the rear alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight. Powered by Jaguar’s XK 3.8 litre twin-cam, straight-six engine derived from the XK150S, producing 265bhp. This offered breathtaking performance to rival both Ferrari and Aston Martin at a fraction of the cost. In the hands of motoring journalist s the car not only recorded a top speed of 150mph but achieved a 0-60mph and 0-100mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively. The Series 1 is instantly recognisable by its glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth"

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  • 1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 3 V12 AUTO COUPE

    £54,995 £54,995

    1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 3 V12 AUTO COUPE Old English White with Blue Interior. Chrome wire Wheels. The recorded milesage states a believed genuine 36,000 miles from new. MOT Certificates in the history file to verify. The superbly original condition underlines years of careful ownership. A real delight to drive and mechanically superb throughout. To find another as original and in such suberb condition will be almost impossible.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 36000 mi
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  • 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe

    POA POA

    - 1 of just 2,116 RHD examples made, 'matching' chassis and engine numbers - 51,000 recorded miles, original Cinnamon leather upholstery, Heritage Certificate - Manual gearbox, dry stored since 2010 and now in need of light restoration Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: 'Fair' Engine: 'Running' Electrical Equipment: 'Unknown' Paintwork: 'Poor' Transmission: 'Unknown' Interior Trim: 'Fair, original' Further Information: 'Last MOT'd in 2010. Dry stored since then and now requires light restoration. Regularly started during its storage. 51,000 recorded miles. Heritage Certificate. History file including old MOTs to partially support the mileage. Four previous owners. Comes with various new parts including a stainless steel exhaust'

    • Year: 1971
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  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.25

    POA POA

    1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.25 s/n 1E15006 engine no. 7E12635-9 Black with Red Interior In March 1961, Jaguar unveiled the E-Type at the Geneva Motor Show. Those fortunate enough to attend realized instantly that everything in the sports car world was about to change. Stunning design, unrivaled performance, and race-bred lineage all contributed to the E-Type rapidly became an immediate sensation. With its state of the art beauty 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 allowed them to transfer very progressive features to their new car, including independent front and rear suspension, disc brakes all around (inboard at the rear to reduce unsprung weight), and of course Jaguar’s legendary twin-cam inline-6. Sales were brisk and thus continuous development evolved with the addition of 4.2 liter engine and fully synchronized gearboxes for 1965. Later cars, particularly in the United States, had safety and emissions equipment that negatively influenced both performance and aesthetics, so these Series I 4.2 liter cars are widely considered to be among the

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 38151 mi
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  • 1969 Jaguar E Type 4.2 SOLD! MORE STOCK REQUIRED

    POA POA

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

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 85000 mi
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  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

    POA POA

    The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 to create a combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing. Established as an icon of 1960's motoring and a great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, with the domestic market launch coming four months later, in July of that year. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburettor, 3.8-Litre, six cylinder XK engine from the XK150's. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches and are considered to be rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the bonnet latches moved inside the car, whilst underneath the bonnet, the engine size increased to 4.2-litres in October 1964. This righthand drive, 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster, was manufactured on 19th March 1965 and delivered to Henlys in Manchester on 31st March with its new keepers being Ogden & Lawson Ltd. of Workington. The Heritage Certificate that accompanies the car also confirms that the car still retains its original registration number CNB 869C and was first register

    • Year: 2016
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  • Jaguar E-Type 3,8 Litre OTS (1963).

    €185,000(£164,946) €185,000(£164,946)

    A good example of the desirable Jaguar E-type Series 1 3,8 Litre is increasingly difficult to find. This model is the most sought after version, due to its pure design with the beautiful aluminium dashboard panels and good looking bucket seats. This example was sold new in France in 1963, and remained with the first owner until 2008. This Parisian medicine covered a mere 71.600 kilometres with the car from new. He had it repainted in white in 1971, and the car was mechanically restored in 2003. The actual owner bought the car in an auction in 2008, and had the car completely restored. It was then repainted in its original colour Opalescent Silver Grey, and the interior as retrimmed in tan hide. The engine was overhauled again, and suspension and brakes were rebuilt. It sits now on slightly wider 6x15 wheels with Avon CR6ZZ road tyres, and it looks absolutely fantastic. It is of course a matching nrs european specification E-Type, which makes it very desireable. The car has now only 72.170 km on the clocks, which is quite remarkable for a 53 years old Jaguar. The Jaguar E-Type in its purest form is a gorgeous sportscar, and even Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car in the w

    • Year: 1963
    • Mileage: 44745 mi
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE 1973 Auto Petrol

    POA POA

    As you can see the car has lived in the sunshine for some time and sadly the paint has been bleached by the agreeable climate...............it has to be said , more than a quick T Cut will fix it ! A very sound car, runs and drives just as Mr Lyons designed it to do.............the interior is untidy, however it could be used as it is................all chrome is damage free and ready to go..............nothing missing and the air con pump is still connected...........probably will need re-gassing. Thanks for your interest

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  • Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster

    £84,995 £84,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster Introduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150mph top speed. Nowadays it would be impossible for a single model to cause such a stir but here was a civilized production sports car that looked like a Le Mans prototype and could outperform just about anything else on the road. The E-Type’s design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburettor, ‘S’ unit first offered as an option on the XK150. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint; firstly because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. The first significant up-grade occurred in October 1964 with the launch of the 4.2-litre version. Along with the bigger, torquier engine came a more user-friendly gear

    • Mileage: 38100 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €179,000(£159,596.40) €179,000(£159,596.40)

    Jaguar E-Type OTS LHD FLAT FLOOR This Jaguar has a desirable colour combination, Carmen Red body, black leather/vinyl interior & black soft top. It is a flat floor model from November 1961. The car comes with lots of receipts and documentation. It has been kept original and matching with sensible upgrades e.g. full synchro gear box, stainless steel manifold & exhaust, electronic ignition, Coopercarf front brake calibers, new Daytona wire wheels with Michelin XVS tires. With those upgrades it is well prepared for tours & long leg trips. It's a great driver and still very presentable. It is priced reasonably, €179K (P.O.A) which is about $200K. Hagerty price guide for a Good (#3) states an average value as $209K.

    • Year: 1961
    • Engine size: 3.8
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    Jukka Aunola

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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £315,000 £315,000

    1961 Jaguar E Type FHC The E-Type that turned heads at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show has been brought back to its former glory by world-leading restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC). Chassis No. 15 was the fifteenth right hand drive fixed head coupe E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961 and was used as a press car at the Scottish Motor Show held at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, in November that year. The car then moved on to private ownership and went missing for decades until CMC discovered it in Cernay, France, in late 2013. Exactly 2,956hrs were spent restoring every nut and bolt of this E-Type at CMC’s modern workshops in Bridgnorth, saving as much of the original car as possible and bringing back its show-stopping condition. Tim Leese, Managing Director of Classic Motor Cars, said: “We found Chassis No. 15 in Cernay, a French town close to the border with Germany. It had been owned by the same person since 1976, who dismantled it probably some twenty years ago and that is as far as he got. “The car was underneath some covers in a garden, very rusty and corroded – there was even a bird’s nest in the rear quarter! We carried out a full nut and bolt restoration, which proved to be quite a challenge due to the sorry state in which it was found.” However, CMC is known to never back down from a challenging restoration and has a reputation for having restored some of the most historic E-Types, including Lofty England’s Chassis No. 4, the Lindner-Nöcker Lightweight and 1VHP, the first right hand drive fixed head coupe off the production line. Tim said: “No detail was too small and extensive work has been carried out in the paint and trim shops so that the car can now boast its original colour combination of pearl grey exterior and light blue interior, being the only one produced in those colours in 1961. “This was one of the six E-Types on display at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show. After restoring it to its former glory, we thought it was only fitting that the car returned to the centre stage 55 years later and what could be better than the London Classic Car Show.”

    • Year: pre 1900
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £160,000 £160,000

    Jaguar E-Type Series three V12 roadster December 1972. Finished in unmarked gleaming signal red with a beige hide interior. Power steering new chrome wire wheels white side tyres cd player and stereo system spare wheel never used Totally rebuilt to a new standard in every respect, over £85,000 has been spent. Huge history file (including all restoration pictures), handbook present, it has covered 26,000 miles from new, two owners from new, never seen rain and kept in a heated garage. You will not find a better example.

    • Year: 1972
    • Engine size: 5.3
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  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

    $250,000(£204,325) $250,000(£204,325)

    On March 15th, 1961, the world was introduced to Jaguar’s latest creation, the E-Type. On its debut, the car made an enormous impression on the fortunate 200 media members who witnessed its unveiling. The striking appearance of the E-Type was the main catalyst for the initial excitement, but the looks weren’t the only things going exceptionally well for the E-Type. Its performance figures were stout and it had an equally refreshing price to boot. Jaguar’s newest masterpiece released 265 horsepower to the rear wheels, propelling it to a top speed of 150 miles per hour. In 1961, numbers like these usually meant spending upwards of $10,000, but to a great surprise, the E-Type was only $5,500. Undoubtedly, Jaguar’s E-Type was one of the best performance buys in all of Europe. Even though the car itself was completely new, the heart of the beast was the same 3.8 liter 6-cylinder power plant used in the previous Jaguar XK150S. The 3.8 was wonderful in the XK150S, and worked even better in the state-of-the-art E-Type chassis in thanks to the sleek body and 150 pound weight loss from the XK150. One of the many reasons why the E-Type turned out and performed to such a high standard was due to Jaguar’s racing program. Jaguar won the 24 Hour of LeMans 5 times between 1951 and 1957, and after the 1957 victory, Jaguar was in need of producing a new sports car to keep the company moving forward. The need for a new car led to the assembly of two prototypes in the late 1950’s, the E1A and E2A. E1A was heavily tested by Jaguar while E2A was turned into a race car in 1960 where the car was lent to Briggs Cunningham and raced by Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, and Bruce McLaren. Between E1A and E2A, Jaguar used the best features from both cars to formulate the perfect platform for their new machine. This is one of the finest E Types we’ve seen. Dispatched from Coventry on January 8, 1963, chassis 878834 has undergone a complete ground up nut & bolt restoration, by a Pebble Beach multiple award winning restoration shop.  This was not a car done for a customer, this was a car built for the owner of the shop for his own personal use, and as such it is simply stunning. Originally finished in cream over red leather, the restorer wanted the car to stand out from the myriad of E Types out there, and chose to restore the car in one Jaguar’s prettiest, correct, but seldom seen combination of Opalescent Dark Blue with grey leather.  The build is set off by wide whitewall tires, as often fitted to early E Types when new, but rarely seen today.  The interior is fabulous, and the level of detail continues, down to the correct shift knob and original radio.  The Stayfast top has never been lowered. Of course the car retains its original matching number engine, which is detailed to better than new standards.  The boot contains the proper jack and original tool set, and included with the sale is the Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate. The quality to which this car was restored unquestionably shows the level of detail and finesse a Pebble Beach restorer would put into any one of their builds.  This car is exquisite in every way and is ready to shown or driven.

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  • 1974 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

    $125,000(£102,162.50) $125,000(£102,162.50)

    In the early 1970’s, Jaguar gave its perennial E-Type a major makeover. While it might be hard to imagine the lusciously styled Jag ever needing a refresh, there was a lot of pressure on Jaguar to keep the car in compliance with ever stricter safety and emissions standards, and still keep it performing on par with the competition. For 1972, the heavily redesigned Series III E-Type was unveiled. It was longer, lower, wider and featured new styling that, while still clearly an E-type, was flatter and more modern than before. The biggest change lay under the long, forward hinged bonnet. The iconic 4.2 liter twin-cam inline-six “XK” engine was out, and in its place was a new, all-alloy, single overhead-cam V12 displacing 5.4 liters. The twelve breathed through a quartet of Stromberg carburetors, and put its copious torque to the ground through a choice of automatic or four-speed manual transmission. The chassis was essentially the same layout, though made wider, longer and stronger to accommodate the new drivetrain. Four wheel disc brakes provided excellent stopping power. The new E-type V12 was a softer car than its predecessor with a more generously sized cabin that was comfortable and relaxed. The power steering system is highly boosted, but still provides surprising levels of feedback to the driver, and the silken V12 delivers strong performance in a very subdued and quiet manner. Still very much a true Jaguar E-Type, the Series III manages to give the driver an altogether different experience from the earlier cars, while still maintaining the feel and experience of a proper Jaguar sports car. This lovely Primrose Yellow 1974 E-Type roadster is an exceptionally low mileage car that has been extensively restored to a very high standard. The odometer reads a scant 18,474 miles, which is believed to be true mileage. This car comes equipped with the very rare factory hard top option which transforms the look of the car. The attractive primrose paint is in beautiful condition, and is considered by many to be one of the best shades for the Series III E-Type. Exterior, undercarriage and engine bay have all been fully restored with hardly a nut or screw left unturned. Proper paints and finished were used throughout to give this car a showroom fresh appearance, especially under the bonnet where the big V12 is simply gleaming. Like the engine bay, the undercarriage has been beautifully restored to the same standard. Thanks to the exceptionally low mileage, the black leather cabin was restored as needed, with much of the cockpit remaining in very good original condition. Seats and carpets appear new, while the vinyl dash panel, console and instruments appear to be original. A new black soft top was fitted, along with a black top boot, and the original hard top was repainted, though it retains its original headlining and trim, all in very good shape. Any Series III E-Type roadster looks good with the hard top in place, and this car is particularly stunning with the black top against the Primrose body. With lowered suspension, it’s all very purposeful with a nice balance of aggression and elegance. A full stainless steel exhaust has been fitted to provide lifetime service and a rich mellow sound track. Along with the aforementioned hard top, this example is equipped with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission, factory air conditioning, and a trunk mounted luggage rack. Period appropriate Vredestien blackwall radials ride on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Even the trunk has been properly restored with correct tan Hardura upholstery. The twelve-cylinder Series III was once the neglected model in the E-Type family, but a new resurgence in interest has seen value and collectability on the rise for these excellent GT cars. Few opportunities come along to acquire a late E-Type in such fine condition as this, especially one as well optioned and with such remarkably low miles.

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  • 1962 Jaguar E-Type SI Roadster

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    Introduced in 3.8 litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. While, inevitably, the car's stupendous straight-line performance and gorgeous looks grabbed the headlines, there was a lot more to the E-Type beneath the skin. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type and, indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor. Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lb less than the XK150 and, secondly, because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. Believed to be the 1,515 car to leave the production line, this handsome example was exported directly to Jaguar Canada on the 30t

    • Year: 2016
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  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 RHD

    £130,000 £130,000

    Age: 1963 Transmission: 4 Speed Moss Box Colour: Dove Grey with Red Leather 1963 original RHD full matching car 3.8 Series 1 FHC. Has received light restoration but retained superb patina. The car looks stunning its combination of Dove Grey exterior and red leather. The engine has been rebuilt and drives as it should. With RHD coupes in such demand we do not expect this car to be around for long. First to see will buy.

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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE 1966 1 Series 1966

    £23,500 £23,500

    Just in from the USA a matching numbers 1 Series Jaguar E Type 4.2. Whilst is is largely complete it is obviously in need of a major restoration. New floors, sills etc. Its worth GBP 70000-GBP 80000 finished. Fantastic investment at this price. It would be best to view this vehicle in person. World wide delivery arranged.

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  • JAGUAR E Type Roadster

    £109,950 £109,950

    An unrestored Series 2 E Type Roadster with Matching Numbers. This E-Type was manufactured 02/12/1968, and dispatched from the factory 31/12/1968 to suppling dealer Peter Lindner of Germany. The car's first owner was an American service man Dr Donald Kahn, when he had finished his tour in Germany the car returned to Birmingham, Alabama, USA with Dr Kahn. While in Alabama the E-Type was maintained by Jaguar specialist Louis England of "The Auto Shop Inc", right up until it's transfer of ownership to the second and present owner Roger Oyston in November 1996. The E-Type was duly repatriated back to the UK and registered on 09/04/1997. In its present ownership the E-Type has done less than 3000miles however has been cherished and lavishly maintained with no expense spared, with full documented history, including all of its MOT's and tax discs, photos, invoices and videos, it was treated to a bare metal respray in 1999 staying with the original colour of Signal Red. Likewise was treated to new stainless steel wire wheels, tyres and spinners only recently. This E-Type has to be one of the best unrestored examples available, included in the sale are numerous spares, one being a brand new

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 54000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type 4,2 Roadster

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    Jaguar E-Type 4,2 Roadster Equipment: Ekstrem fin stand Billeder af restaurering Heritage Certificat Matching numbers flot farve kombination skal ses og opleves Serie 1 Roadster Hvem kommer først.

    • Year: 1967
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