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

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Nine out of ten cool cats who expressed a preference reckon the Jaguar E-type is the most glamorous, sensual car of all time. And is that any wonder? There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to do the E-type justice; if grown men had car posters on their bedroom walls, this Jag would grace most of them. All those clichés about setting the world alight are true; this car really did rewrite the rulebook. 
 
With looks, pace, power, engineering and heritage, the Jag also offered an extra quality – relative affordability. While Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche et al had worthy rivals, they were much more costly. That price differential has remained; a superb E-type can now be valuable, but an equivalent DB4 or 250GT will cost rather more.
 
Which one to buy?
 
It’s easy to overlook the differences between the various iterations of E-type, but they’re highly significant. Buy the wrong car and you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about. Also, don’t get taken in by the glamour of the roadster when the coupé is more affordable and every bit as good to drive. 
 
Generally, the earlier the E-type, the more desirable and expensive it is. Later cars do offer something more of a relaxed GT experience, while the earlier cars are the more sporting and focused driving machines. Which one you go for really depends on how you intend on using your classic Jaguar. 
 
There’s also the question of originality. The E-type is one of the most receptive classic cars to upgrades, and most cars will have received a few modifications along the way. If you’re not too fussed about the car retaining every original detail, then there are many new parts that can improve reliability, performance and drivability. A few companies also offer cars ready built to more modern usable standards, such as Eagle. 
 
Original right-hand-drive cars are a lot rarer than you’d think. Around 85 per cent of production was exported, so many right-hand-drive cars have been converted from left-hand drive at some point. Just ensure the car you buy is what it claims to be. Check it has the correct engine and that it’s not a roadster, which left the factory as a coupé. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is invaluable in providing details of the car’s original spec. 
 
If the car does need work there’s no need to fret about parts availability, because everything is available to revive an E-type, no matter how tired. With the right tools and enough time, a competent home mechanic can tackle just about any job that’s likely to crop up. 
 
Few cars at any price are as rewarding to own or drive as a well-restored E-type. And there’s the rub; it must be properly renovated if it is to give any pleasure – and there’s a huge amount of enjoyment to be gained from E-type ownership.

What about the Lightweight Jaguar E-type?
 
How did Jaguar make the E-type quick enough to keep up with (and even beat) the racebred GTO? Simple. It added lightness. Only two years after Jaguar launched the road car, it followed the precedent set by John Coombs’ racing prototype. When the 12 factory Lightweights appeared, they all employed a much lighter aluminium alloy main body tub, as well as 18-gauge aluminium bonnet, doors and bootlid. Result: the E-type shed around 120kg compared with the standard car – actually making it lighter than the 1078kg of the Ferrari.
 
More power followed too, thanks to Lucas fuel injection for the newly dry-sumped engine, which also featured an aluminium block in place of the heavy iron one of the standard car’s, while the race-bred D-type donated its cylinder head. The Manufacturers’ Championship rules changed from sports cars to GTs in 1963, opening the E-type up to a racing world dominated by the GTO, the Chevrolet Corvette and soon the Shelby Cobra. Don’t go looking for headline wins at Le Mans and Sebring in the Lightweight’s racing history. Instead, this car became a class-winning privateer’s dream, outpacing the Ferrari and the ’Vette over shorter distances.
 
Unfortunately, those alloy-block engines were prone to overheating, so the long-distance races of the Lightweight’s era remained the preserve of its rivals while Jaguar developed the stillborn mid-engined XJ13 racer. 
 
Performance and specs
 
Engine 3781cc, in-line six-cylinder
Power 265bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 260lb ft @ 4000rpm
Top speed 150mph 
0-60mph 6.9 seconds 
Fuel consumption 17.9mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2438mm
Length 4375mm
Width 1657mm
Height 1225mm
Kerb weight 1234kg
 
Common problems
 
• The 1961-1971 E-type’s iconic XK unit is renowned for its durability as long as it’s looked after. Capable of giving 150,000 miles between rebuilds, the straight-six isn’t especially stressed unless regularly thrashed – and few owners drive hard.

• Get it up to temperature before testing; listen for any knocks or rattles. Check for oil leaks as well as exhaust smoke; expect a few wisps on start-up, but things should soon settle. Once fully warm, look for at least 40psi on the pressure gauge with the engine turning over at 3000rpm.

• Make sure the cooling fan cuts in on tickover. If the temperature gauge needle keeps climbing, the engine may well have overheated once: evidence of a blown head gasket is white ‘mayonnaise’ on the oil filler cap. If the motor is smoking badly or it’s very rattly, it’ll need total rebuild.

• The V12 that arrived in 1971 is an all-time great; properly kept it’ll do 200,000 miles. Poor maintenance leads to overheating, so idle the engine for a few minutes and watch the gauge. Harshness points to previous overheating having distorted the long block and heads. These are alloy, so anti-freeze must be maintained otherwise internal corrosion is guaranteed, leading to a less-efficient cooling system that ensures even worse overheating.

• Low oil pressure at idle isn’t a problem, but check for at least 45lb (preferably 55lb) at 2500rpm. Leaks are common at the rear crankshaft seal; once it’s failed, a full rebuild is needed. Cars that have been run infrequently are especially likely to suffer from this, as the seal dries out then wears more readily.

• The V12 has 20 rubber coolant hoses; the replacement of perished ones is very involved as the water rails and carbs have to be removed. They must also be to the correct reinforced spec; the coolant system runs at 15psi (earlier E-types are just 4 psi).

• The original rubber fuel lines will now be brittle, while the Zenith-Stromberg carbs go out of tune when their diaphragms perish. Rebuilt carbs are the best solution; there are four at £350 each. Incidentally, the V12 happily runs on unleaded, as hardened valve seats were factory fitted.

• E-type gearbox and driveline issues? There’s little to worry about here, but listen for clonks that signify worn universal joints or whining that betrays a dodgy diff. Fixing the former is straightforward; the latter is less easy and rather more costly. 

• Gearboxes are also strong, but the recalcitrance of the Moss unit on 3.8-litre cars is legendary. It’s noisier than the later one, too, so don’t expect a ‘box that’s especially easy or pleasant to use, particularly when selecting first or reverse. 

• Most V12s have a three-speed Borg Warner Model 12 auto, yet the Jaguar four-speed manual is more sought after. They’re both durable, but the latter can suffer from weak synchro on second and third; check for difficulty selecting gears when cold. 

• If ratio changes are jerky on the auto, or there’s any slipping, a service involves fresh fluid, filters and band adjustment. For an overhaul, budget £1100. Clutches, diffs and driveshafts are durable, but check for vibrations, clonks or whines.

• What about the suspension, steering and brakes? Jack up each wheel and rock it diagonally, feeling for wear in the bushes and bearings. If there is no play at the rear, the bearings have been set too tight and will probably overheat and fail. There are some in the hub as well as the lower fulcrum; a little play in each of these can lead to what feels like an alarming amount of movement at the wheel, but it should be no more than an eighth of an inch or so.

• Remove the rear wheels and look at the axle cage mountings, which can perish or break. If you’ve already driven the car by now and it feels rather lively at the back, it could be due to rear-wheel steering as a result of the wear. While you’re under there, ensure there’s no oil leaking from the diff onto the inboard rear brakes. 

• Any signs of trouble and it’s an axle-out job to sort. If there are creaks from the rear suspension, it’ll be because the lower hub pivots have corroded; if not greased regularly they wear rapidly or seize.

• At the front there shouldn’t be nearly as much play, but don’t be surprised if you can detect a small amount. If it’s bearing wear, that’s easy to sort, but it might be worn lower wishbone balljoints. These act directly on the wishbone, which can be shimmed only so much before replacements are needed at a little over £100 per side. 

• The rack-and-pinion steering is reliable, but wear in the column joints is normal; replacement is easy. The brakes should feel very strong, but imbalance is usually caused by that oil on the discs we mentioned. 

• The handbrake can also give problems; the self-adjusting mechanism often seizes through lack of greasing. Try to roll the car on a level surface and see if it quickly grinds to a halt; if it does, fixing is simply a case of freeing off and lubing.

• Although steel wheels were standard, chromed wires are now fitted to many V12s. The usual checks for damaged spokes and worn splines are essential; this is especially important with a V12 because of the torque generated.
 
Model history
 
May 1957: First E-type prototype ‘E1A’ hits the road.
October 1960: Jaguar XK150 production ends.
March 1961: E-type first shown to the press at the Geneva motor show. It went on sale at just £2097 for the roadster and £2196 for the coupe.
October 1964: New 4.2-litre engine launched. Power unchanged but torque figure improved.
March 1966: Larger 2+2 model announced at Geneva motor show. 
October 1967: Mildly updated E-type (S1.5) goes on sale.
1968: Series 2 E-Type launched, with many cosmetic changes and refinements brought in to satisfy US customers
March 1971: V12-engined Series 3 Jaguar E-type launched.
September 1974: E-type production ends
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.jec.org.uk
• www.jaguardriver.co.uk
• www.jaguarownersclub.com
• www.sngbarratt.com
 
Summary and prices
 
Crucially, there’s no such thing as a bargain E-type. It’s quite common for someone to buy an example that’s priced at £20,000 below what would be expected. Then the new owner starts delving and discovers that to get the model up to the standard they were expecting, it needs £50,000 spent on it.
 
Starting with the Series 1, top condition FHC models cost up to £165,000, although concours examples might go for more. Decent examples can be picked up for between £65,000-£110,000, while rusty projects can still be found for £40,000. The Roadsters are considerably more expensive, topping out at £225,000, while usable runners can be picked up for £100,000-£130,000. Budget around £60,000 for a restoration project. Later 4.2-litre cars are generally valued at around the same level. 
 
Moving on to the Series 1.5 and Series 2 cars, for around £100,000, you can get one of the best coupe examples, or pay £135,000 for a roadster. These models are easier to live with, and represent the most common models, making it a popular choice if you plan on using it regularly. Budget around £35,000-£55,000 for a decent running coupe, and £70,000-£100,000 for the average roadster. 
 
The 2+2 is generally the bargain of the E-type range, and while it does look a little awkward compared to the normal models, it is considerably roomier inside, and prices for good cars range from £30,000-£65,000. 
 
The final V12 models also represent good value, especially in coupe form. Pay anywhere from £18,000-£50,000 for one of these in running condition, with £75,000 being the upper limit for one of the best. Roadsters are actually valued much higher, and you will generally pay twice as much as the equivalent coupe. 
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Last updated: 18th Apr 2016
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  • Lot 805

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    £12,000 - £15,000 est. £12,000 - £15,000 est.
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £220,000 £220,000

    Launched in March 1961, the 3.8L Jaguar E-type was initially for export only, it wasn’t until the combination of looks, performance and pricing captured the British public’s imagination that the car launches domestically in July 1961. The earliest E-types had a number of defining features that were later removed including, external bonnet catches, louvered bonnet and flat floors, although this was not the only telling featured they are often the most recognisable. Having recently completed a total nut and bolt restoration, this matching numbers E-type is truly a fantastic example of an early E-type. Retaining a number of period features including the highly desirable and limited available louvered bonnet and flat floors. This 3.8L E-type was delivered new to Jaguar Cars, New York, U.S.A and resided in California. Finished in heritage certificate black with a black soft top, this car really does glisten and glean on a summers day. Containing suede green interior and the original gear knob, this E-type has had an original Jaguar synchro gearbox fitted but retains the highly desirable but more agricultural MOSS box with the E-type. The E-type has not had any expense spared throughout the restoration and in the years following the restoration. Meticulously kept receipts for all work undertaken and a digital copy of the restoration as this highly desirable 3.8L E-type was restored only further enhances the desirability of this particular E-type. This louvered bonnet, flat floor matching numbers series 1 E-type is a joy to drive and with the soft top down is the perfect companion to a summer jaunt. With a number of compassionate upgrades including air filter, gearbox, fast road engine, aluminium radiator, this E-type represents the perfect opportunity to not only have a fantastic car but a highly lucrative investment. Available for immediate inspection at our Kent showrooms, we would welcome all interested to call Marcus on 01732 852 762 or email Marcus@etypeuk.com to view the E-type.

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

    €119,500(£92,552.75) €119,500(£92,552.75)

    Original Belgium delivered 3.8 matching numbers FHC E-type in Red with Black interior trim. This car was produced on the 18th of February 1964 in Alfa Romeo Red (special colour) with black interior trim. Dispatched on the 9th of March 1964 through Belgian Motor Company, Bruxelles Belgium to its first owner. During the entire production of the 3.8 series 1 E-types, at least 42 cars were finished in special paint colours. Some exotic colours like dusty orange, mushroom (beige), claret, cornish grey, ocean green, off-white were ordered. This is the only E-type known to have been finished by the factory in its special colour of Alfa Romeo Red, the colour it still wears today. Furthermore this car was ordered with a special equipment Close Ratio gearbox. The full history and ownership of this car is known: 16-07-1964 First owner N. Martens Belgium (Owner of Bellem Biscuits & Cookies factory near Gent, Belgium) 17-12-1976 J. Manshoven (Director of Manshoven Vers in Aken, Belgium) 24-01-1994 D. Blondeau, Belgium 02-06-1994 T. van Vlaanderen,The Netherlands 12-01-2013 Current owner, The Netherlands Matching numbers and comes with a Hertitage Certificate and service history. Currently on Dutch EU registration and ready to be enjoyed. More pictures and information to follow soon. Please contact us to make an appointment to view this E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. We are continuously looking for similar cars for outright purchase or to sell on a commission basis.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 92250 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 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 spaceframe 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. This exquisite Series I roadster was dispatched in June 1963 with the first owner a Mr. J. Field of Iowa with the subsequent owners

    • Year: 2016
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  • 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster

    £195,000 £195,000

    This left hand drive 3.8 litre Jaguar E-Type was manufactured on the 10th August 1962 and exported to France. We understand that the car returned to the UK in 2008 and then underwent a full restoration. The restoration covered every aspect of the car from the body and paint to the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, electrics and interior. All the chrome mouldings were either re-chromed and or replaced with new items. This car is painted in its original colour of opalescent silver grey with black interior and black mohair hood. It has been used sparingly since restoration and remains in very good condition throughout. It runs and drives as you would expect of a virtually new Jaguar E-Type – come and take a test drive, you will not be disappointed!

    • Year: 1962
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  • 1964 JAGUAR E TYPE 3.8 SERIES 1 FHC

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    Interested in this vehicle? Please email us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contact us directly by telephone on 01363 83909 £ NOW SOLD If you are interested in any of the vehicles on the website, please get in contact with Auto Invest either by emailing us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contacting us directly by telephone on 01363 83909.

    • Year: 1964
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  • 1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE LE MANS FIXED-HEAD COUPE

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    1962 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe Chassis Number 860458 The 1962 Le Mans semi lightweight E-Type Driven by John Coundley & Maurice Charles There were only eight E-Types that raced at Le Mans in the 1960's and only three that raced in the 1962 endurance event. This car was driven by John Coundley and Maurice Charles (car #8). They had engine trouble, (low oil pressure) and did not finish the event. The car was fitted with every possible racing option for Le Mans. After the race the car was sold in late 1962 and was not discovered until mid 1990's in the Channel Islands. Its state was very poor, sitting in a field. It was acquired by Stanley Higgins. The car was quickly purchased and restored by Jaguar expert Nigel Dawes and it was finished in 1999. Well over 100,000 pound sterling was spent on the restoration. The car was then entered in the 1999 Royal & Sun Alliance Classic Cavalcade Tour. The car came to the USA in early 2001 and is now owned by the Blackhawk Collection.

    • Year: 1962
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE S1 1/2 F.H.C

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    1968, Finished in Carmen red with black interior. This totally original example has covered just 59,000 miles from new, fully documented with just four owners, the first being the famous racing driver Don Parker. The car is a total time warp only having been painted once since new, and will soon feature in Jaguar World. A true collectors piece.

    • Year: 1968
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  • Jaguar E-TYPE Series 3 V12 Coupe 2+2

    £64,995 £64,995

    Vehicle Description 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Coupe manual. Presented in Brilliant Silver with Navy leather and Navy carpets. Supplied complete with jack kit, spare wheel, Black A4 folder of old invoices and MOT’s and a picture album of work previously carried out to the car. A lovely example of an iconic, British car. Please contact our sales team for more information.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 68165 mi
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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III OTS

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    (SOLD) This 1973 Jaguar Series III has a great patina of originality. It has been properly serviced and maintained locally and is in good original condition. This car features factory A/C, Sony AM/FM stereo with cassette, 4 speed transmission, chrome wire wheels and low original miles. The exterior color of the car was changed from its original green to a sporty red about 20 years ago. This is a good solid driver, but does have a bit of corrosion under the driver side rocker panel, which is an easy repair. Running very cool, this would be a great car to drive and enjoy and a great candidate to restore to the next level.

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 92578 mi
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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series III OTS

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    (SOLD) This 1973 Jaguar Series III V12 Roadster is an exceptional, original example that was part of a private collection for many years. The V12 model exudes excellent performance, handling and power while giving the driver a non-typical, smooth ride. It is featured in a striking color combination of red with a spacious tan interior and a black top and boot. It is very hard to find original, unmolested vehicles, such as this, that have been well maintained, serviced and have very low original miles. This vehicle has been recently serviced and detailed by Classic Showcase to flaunt the excellent patina. Additional features include a 4 speed manual transmission, factory A/C, wire wheels and the original British Leyland AM/FM radio. This Jaguar E-type is for the discerning collector who demands originality as well as excellent original examples.

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 22339 mi
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 4.2 CONVERTIBLE

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    SOLD AT TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN, 6-10 APRIL 2016 Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Series I 4.2 Convertible Color Dark Blue Interior Grey Year of build 1964 Price Sold This very nice Jaguar E-type has been sold at the show Techno Classica Essen to a customer/collector from Germany. Please contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a rare/unique automobile. MORE INFORMATION For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl . Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Please contact us directly or fill in the form to receive more information on this specific car Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your phone number Subject Your Message The information provided on this website has been compiled by The Houtkamp Collection with the utmost care. The information contained within this advert is provided ‘as-is’, without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable fo

    • Year: 1964
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  • JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III V12 CONVERTIBLE 5.3 ENGINE

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    SOLD AT TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN, 6-10 APRIL 2016 Brand Jaguar Type E-Type Series III V12 5.3 Color Green Interior Beige Price Sold This very nice Jaguar E-type is sold at the show Techno Classica Essen to a customer/collector from Germany. Please contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a rare/unique automobile. MORE INFORMATION For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl . Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Please contact us directly or fill in the form to receive more information on this specific car Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your phone number Subject Your Message The information provided on this website has been compiled by The Houtkamp Collection with the utmost care. The information contained within this advert is provided ‘as-is’, without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.

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  • 1965 Jaguar 4.2 Series I E-Type OTS

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    (SOLD) This impressive 1965 Jaguar 4.2L E-Type Series I OTS is a very original, matching numbers, benefited from a comprehensive documented total restoration. During the restoration process the car was taken to bare metal, metal worked and finished and repainted to its original colors. All mechanical systems were gone through and rebuilt to specification and all brite work was re-plated to show quality. The new interior complete with new top were fitted and completed to its original color combination. It has been very well maintained and cared for since restoration. Complete with its’ original Blauplunk AM/FM Soft Wave, armrest, center console, covered headlights, toggle switches and a full synchronized transmission. Custom California plates, chrome wire wheels. At Show Driver level, it would make for a strong contender for Concours showing.

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 6987 mi
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  • 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I

    £69,875 £69,875

    Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1966 E-type Series I 4.2 liter Coupe in Red with Black. Matching numbers engine block and head (7E6136-9). Restoration began some ten years ago, given to British Sports Cars in San Luis Obispo Ca to finish the interior etc., and go through it thoroughly, which they just did 5/12/16 at a cost of $17,988 - see receipts below. Good solid car with very good paint, new high quality interior, carpets, roof liner, etc. Mechanically very nice and a delight to drive. Lots of power, good syncros, brakes and cooling system just gone through. Comes with spare and jack. 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: 1966
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  • NOW SOLD Jaguar E-Types 1973 S3 V12

    £20,000 £20,000

    Built in November 1973, supplied new to Saville Motors in the following February and bought through an H.R. Owen this Jaguar E-Type found its first home with a most exacting customer. An account of his ownership present in the thoroughly comprehensive history file details the ‘horror’ at finding that 40 miles had been added to the odometer during the first service road test at Jaguar, and that someone other than himself had washed the car. Such fastidious care and attention for over 20 years meant that, when Mr. Taylor eventually parted with the V12 in 1995, approximately 6,000 warranted miles were on the odometer. A handful of equally attentive subsequent owners had preserved this car unbelievably when the car came to us for the first time some 5 years ago. As part of our bespoke upgrades service we supplied the car to its 5th and last owner with circa £20,000’s worth of our upgrades, which have brought the E-Type in line with our reliability-focused Classic specification. Many further options make the package wonderfully complete. Outstandingly documented with a near complete set of MOTs, maintenance records and owners books this remarkable V12 represents a unique opportunity for

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 8884 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Flatfloor 3.8 series 1 Convertible, Matching Numbers

    £159,040 £159,040

    Jaguar E-type series 1 “Flat-Floor” 3.8 Convertible LHD in a stunning overall condition. Has been restored and mechanically rebuilt in 2005-2007. Very clean body with perfect panel fittings and of course no rust. Original and so “Matching Numbers” engine, original color scheme etc. Mechanically very good, therefore in a perfect working and driving condition. Beautiful and desirable Flat floor 3.8 Convertible! Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More information and photos on www.thegallerybrummen.nl. Or contact us by phone: 0031-575-564055

    • Year: 1962
    • Mileage: 26040 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2

    £99,900 £99,900

    JUST IN - Jaguar Series 2 4.2 E-Type Convertible dispatched to British Leyland in New York in October 1969, imported into the UK in May 1994 finished in Primrose Yellow with Black leather interior, Converted to Right Hand Drive and fitted with UK specification Triple 2 Inch SU Carburettors and Inlet Manifold, New Bonnet, New Chrome and New Interior fitted between 1994 and 1999, During 2000 Hollygrove Jaguar Dorset carried out Full Mechanical Restoration of Engine and Gearbox, Engine Re-Bored and New Standard Pistons fitted, XJ 6 Series 3 Crankshaft and Cylinder Head with Big Valves, Engine has been Balanced and Flywheel Lightened, Electronic Ignition System fitted from a Series 3 XJ 6, Core 3 Radiator, Triple SU Carburettors were rebuilt, New Frames, All Mechanical Components refurbished and refitted, June 2001 Maidstone Sports Cars fitted brand new 2.88 LSD to replace the original 3.54 American unit, Speedometer was recalibrated and in March 2003 the Power Output was measured on Rolling Road at 228BHP at the Wheels, during 2004 Bristol Classic and Sports Cars carried out Body Restoration, Respray of the Body Work and fitting of New Sills along with New Mohair Hood, Maintained by a

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €197,350(£152,847.58) €197,350(£152,847.58)

    Colour: White with Navy Blue Lthr interior Drive; LHD BHP 400 3,231 Miles 5,200 Km 6000cc engine Completely Restored endless list of pro installed & built features. Can be converted to RHD. Email for more info

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 3231 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    €99,950(£77,411.28) €99,950(£77,411.28)

    First series 3.8 FHC Jaguar E-type in Black with Black interior trim. Dutch EU registration. This car was produced on the 25th of February 1964 in Black with red interior trim. Dispatched on the 10th of March 1964 through Jaguar Cars, New York USA to its first owner G G Howard. In 1990 this E-type was imported into the Netherlands. Older restoration and still in very nice condition. Benefits from recent full professional engine rebuild, new clutch, uprated brakes, modern electric cooling fan, new alternator and battery. The car is currently fitted with a modern 5-speed gearbox upgrade for comfortable driving and extra wide chrome wire wheels. Matching numbers engine, still in its original black delivery color and comes with Hertitage Certificate and many service and repair invoices. Currently on Dutch EU registration and ready to be enjoyed. Please contact us to make an appointment to view this E-type in our showroom in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. We are continuously looking for similar cars for outright purchase or to sell on a commission basis.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 18530 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ½ Fixedhead Coupé

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    Rather like gold and property, there are a number of other investment vehicles (excuse the pun) that can be relied upon within the classic car market. Cars that, when tracked, prescribe a curve that can not only be relied upon to remain even and constant but also offer the investor a reasonably dependable return. Where it differs from more conventional investments is that it accelerates to 60mph in 7.6 seconds, has a top speed of 153mph and represents one of the most beautiful objects ever penned by a human being. Behind the wheel, the visceral experience is exquisite, women think you are intoxicating and the simple pride of ownership is one that overrides even an Apple corp. share certificate. It's a constant wonder to me that not everyone has a Jaguar E-Type. The pinnacle, of course, is the first incarnation of the model, the Series I and it is a well restored one that is presented here today. This example is the commonly known series 1 ½, with the 4.2 engine. It became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to the increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars. Only 1,942 Series 1 ½ Fixedhead Coupés were produced and ju

    • Year: 2016
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £120,000 £120,000

    Released in 1961, the E-type helped cement Jaguar as one of the most popular automotive exporters to the U.S market. The popularity of the E-type was further enhanced by the release in 1964 of the Jaguar 4.2 litre engine, built to compete with the larger V8 engine being developed in the U.S. Providing more torque, the 4.2 litre engine launch coincided with the release of the now hugely popular 4-speed synchro gearbox. This 1966 4.2 litre full matching numbers series 1 E-type has recently been imported back from the U.S, where it was purchased from its then long term owner. A complete up and running E-type, this 4.2L has been looked after over the years and while not concours level this is a good runner and starts on the button. Following re-import this car has had period uprated brakes and painted competition wire wheels but there is still plenty of room to make this car your own and with prices continuing to rise, this is the perfect car to get into for the summer and work on through the winter. We welcome any viewings, please contact Marcus on 01732 852 762 or on Marcus@etypeuk.com.

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 99590 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E Type Competition Roadster

    £94,760 £94,760

    Jaguar E Type Competition Roadster 1970. This genuine right hand drive E-Type roadster has been built and engineered into a representation of the fast and desirable "Lightweight" specification E-Types. Now featuring a 330hp 4.8L engine with triple 45 DCOE Webers, mated to a 5 speed gearbox this Jaguar has a CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) Group 2B log book. With only the one owner for the past 30 years this car comes with a receipt file and period Jaguar routine service vouchers. Original seats etc. included. Please contact us for further information.

    • Year: 1970
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  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type S1½ Fixedhead Coupe

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    The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 and its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960's motoring. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only in March 1961, the cars at this time used the triple SU carbureted, 3.8 litre six cylinder XK engine from the XK150S. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964, although there was never a fixed specification for this unofficial model, the Series I½, can be recognised by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small 'mouth' opening at the front, signal and tail-lights above the bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. It is thought to be one of the more collectable of all E-Types as just 1,942 were made in righthand drive compared to the 72,215 total production. The 4.2 litre engine offered increased power and usability whilst retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars. This relatively rare Series 1½ model presents as an honest straight car. It has been owned by an engineer for much of its time in the UK and a full restoration has taken place during that time. It was originally delivered t

    • Year: 2016
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  • 1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

    £45,000 £45,000

    - Ex-California LHD car that was 'restored to a very high standard in 2002' - Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, triple SU carburettors and chrome wires - Last owner for 12 years, just fully serviced, Black leather, 'drives superb' Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: 'Very Good' Engine: 'Very Good' Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good' Paintwork: 'Very Good' Transmission: 'Very Good' Interior Trim: 'Very Good' Further Info: '1969 Series 2 E-Type 4.2 FHC (2-seater) imported from California in 2001 the car was subject to a very high standard restoration a year later. Fitted with triple SU carburettors, stainless steel exhaust. The Jaguar presents beautifully on her chrome wire wheels and drives superb. Last owner for 12 years, full service just carried out. Finished in Regency Red with Black leather and carpets'.

    • Year: 1969
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