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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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  • We have again an excellent and desirable E-Type in stock. This matching nrs E-Type 3.8 OTS with chassisnr 875545 is an early "flat floor" car, manufactured on 15.09.1961 and delivered new in Belgium, so an original european version with compression ratio 8:1. The car stayed in the same family ownership until 1981, when a world famous belgian cartoonist purchased the car and had it completely nut-and-bolt restored by Phoenix Restorations. This restoration took almost three years, and is detailed with a huge file of invoices. The car was sold again in 1991 to its third owner, who kept the car in his summer residence in the South of France, where the car was dry stored and meticulously maintained. Today this car still looks absolutely stunning, and it is hard to believe it was restored more then 30 years ago. It is one of the very best E-types we ever had in stock. The engine runs very smooth, and is very powerful, the original Moss gearbox works great and suspension and brakes feel like on a new car. The body of the car is incredibly well restored, as we have never seen another E-Type with the same perfect shutlines. The interior is also completely retrimmed in the eighties, and has

    • Year: 1961

    • Last update: about 19 hours old

    • Mileage: 11308 mi

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  • Albion Motorcars
    0032 475 21 10 98
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  • Please note that this vehicle is not for sale but is an example of the level of restoration we can offer; Chassis number 850485 was first registered on 14th May 1962 and is now being fitted up. Finished in the beautiful colour of Opalescent Blue, the body and paintwork are nothing short of exceptional. This is an example of the level of restoration and bespoke builds that we can complete on your behalf. Current planned specification: Complete engine rebuild to original 3.8 specification in our machine shop Hand made stainless steel exhaust and manifolds New 5-speed sports gearbox Sports braking system - AP calipers and ventilated discs (front), upgraded calipers and discs (rear) Sports suspension - Gas adjustable shock absorbers front and rear, polybushed suspension Upgraded rear brakes Upgraded aluminium radiator and header tank High torque gear reduction starter motor Alternator conversion New wiring loom Electronic ignition Competition chrome wire wheels Pirelli P4000 tyres New mohair hood Complete interior retrim with additional sound proofing - blue leather, blue carpet and trim, blue hood. Similar examples can be built to your rquirements.

    • Year: 1962

    • Last update: 7 days old

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  • Hilton & Moss
    01279 813907
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  • --Primrose Yellow with Black leather interior, Black carpeting and Black convertible top, 4-speed, 2,000 since complete restoration, Long term ownership, Matching numbers, Chrome wire wheels. This Series II E-type Roadster has been in its previous ownership for the past 33 years. When purchased by its previous owner in 1982, it has 77,000 on the odometer. It was driven sparingly and seasonally in its original condition for many, many years. Within the last ten years it was decided to embark on a complete and thorough multiyear restoration. The body was stripped to bare metal, all chrome and brightwork was refinished or replaced, the interior was refinished to as new, the engine, gearbox, brakes, suspension and exhaust were restored throughout to bring to its current exceptional condition. This E-type is offered with an extensive history-maintenance and restoration file. It has only done a couple of thousand miles since its restorations. Due to recent lack of use, this E-type has recently been fully serviced to be prepared for the upcoming Spring season and immediate use. It is an excellent and Series II E-type Roadster in every way.

    • Year: 1970

    • Last update: 8 days old

    • Mileage: 77000 mi

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  • Autosport Designs Inc
    (631) 726-0770
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  • With the original factory competition cars rare, tremendously difficult to source and just as challenging to finance, this is one of a handful of E-Types accepted by the discerning racing community as the next best thing. As such this car is accompanied by an MSA Historical Technical Passport – both certification of the car’s faithful specification and indeed a permit to compete in the greatest historic race meetings around the globe. Based on an original 1962 Series 1 3.8 Coupe, this competition E-Type was completed at great expense to a thoroughly competitive and yet faithful Competition Low Drag specification. RS Panels – the Competition E-Type authority – completed the all-aluminium Low Drag body to the original Malcolm Sayer design in 2010, with the no expense spared race preparation by MRM Engineering Services Ltd. As you’d expect the comprehensive specification includes a fully race prepared 3.8-litre engine, E-Type close-ratio gearbox with straight cut gears, limited-slip differential with cooler, full roll cage and long range fuel tank. A win at Brands Hatch and podiums at Silverstone, Oulton Park, Dijon and the Nürburgring during a recent E-Type Challenge Series quickly e

    • Year: 1962

    • Last update: 8 days old

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  • '66 E-type coupe, spectacular restoration, nearly $200k invested. Records....... Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1966 Jaguar E-type Series I 4.2 Coupe in Brilliant Silver with Black leather interior. Owned since 1966 by the last owner who had it Restored by XK's unlimited in '08/'09 with a total investment of around $200k ($15,000 purchase,$17,000 parts, $164,393 XK's Unlimited) A couple of sensible modifications were undertaken by XK's Unlimited namely a 5 speed transmission and an aluminum radiator. Very few miles since restoration and still very fresh throughout. Drives like a new one but noticeably improved driving characteristics with the upgraded transmission. Matching numbers engine block (7E5455-9) This is one for the collection. To buy a car for restoration would cost $50 to $70k and the restoration would take a year and would probably cost more today than in '09. Inspections encouraged all sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Please note: All vehicles over 10 years old are mileage EXEMPT . All of our cars are for sale locally in our showroom and we reserve the right to sell any of them at any time. It is our goal to

    • Year: 1966

    • Last update: 3 days old

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  • Chequered Flag
    0113 271 1366
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe. Opalescent Silver Grey with Grey hide and carpets. A matching numbers left hand drive car that was the subject of a total JD Classics restoration 3 years ago. Many JD upgrades. A stunning example arriving very soon. Please contact us for further details.

    • Year: 1966

    • Last update: 6 days old

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  • JD Classics
    01621 879579
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  • Supplied new to the home market in the summer of ’73, this outstanding Series 3 Roadster is a rare original UK right-hand drive example. Clearly as special then as it is now, it was 25 years before the original owner could part with this E-Type and just three people have been fortunate to own it since. A full and thoroughly comprehensive restoration brought this E-Type to a truly first-class level. The quality of the work is immediately evident and the charming livery of silver paint and black upholstery has completed the whole package beautifully. Sitting on a set of beautiful chrome wire wheels and with the hood up or hood down, this Roadster looks simply superb. The smooth V12 engine, automatic gearbox and factory power steering, make this Jaguar perfectly suited to today’s driving conditions. This then is a terrific opportunity for enjoyment for the coming season and an ideal grand touring Series 3 Roadster. Every E-Type we sell can be converted to left or right hand drive, and can also benefit from our world-renowned Eagle upgrades . Learn about the Eagle Difference here .

    • Year: 2000

    • Last update: 16 days old

    • Mileage: 2000 mi

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  • '73 V12 Roadster, 4 speed, a/c, wire wheels. Fresh service, mechanically excellent, lovely paint and body. Heritage certificate. ? Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster in Primrose with Black leather interior. 60,692 miles. Excellent body with superb paint. Very clean interior. Just checked and serviced, mechanically excellent and drives beautifully with good syncros, lots of power power & good oil pressure. Has it's Heritage certificate authenticating the colors, engine #, etc. This is a high quality, very driveable E-Type. Drive it or collect it - you can't go wrong! Inspections encouraged, all sales AS-IS. Sales tax & license fees due if delivered in California. Please note: All vehicles over 10 years old are mileage EXEMPT . All of our cars are for sale locally in our showroom and we reserve the right to sell any of them at any time. It is our goal to provide the highest quality vehicles to our customers. However, please keep in mind that when purchasing a used vehicle that most cars are not "perfect" and minor imperfections will be visible upon closer inspection. These imperfections include, but are not limited to, small scratche

    • Year: 1973

    • Last update: 18 days old

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  • Chequered Flag
    0113 271 1366
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  • '65 E Type Coupe, superb, #'s matching example. Heritage Certificate.................... Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1965 Jaguar E Type Series I 4.2 in Dark Green with Tan interior. This is a very straight, rust free, example. Even the rockers still have all their factory welds. Original matching numbers engine and cylinder head. 87,110 miles from new with 4 owners. California resident until 2008 when the last owner bought it. Originally Opalescent Gold Sand with Black. In 1994 it was chemically stripped - the body was completely devoid of rust or signs of prior accidents. The engine was removed and the whole car was repainted in Dark Green. The engine was fully rebuilt @ 80,000 miles including:- new pistons and rings, carb rebuild, new clutch and U joints. The brakes were rebuilt using stainless steel brake cylinders, stainless exhaust, new voltage regulator and alternator, new shocks etc, etc. At the same time the interior was replaced with Connelly leathers seats, new carpets, headliner and lap belts. Original steering wheel just refinished. The paint is still superb, there's a couple of small scratches (shown), the interior is superb. Mechanically it i

    • Year: 1965

    • Last update: 9 days old

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  • Chequered Flag
    0113 271 1366
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  • 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

    • Last update: 18 days old

    • Mileage: 8884 mi

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  • Built in May 1974, just a month before production ended, this handsome Series III Roadster was among the last Jaguar E-Types built. Originally destined for a life in the USA far from Browns Lane, this Roadster was repatriated in 1990 and bought by the Jaguar Chairman William Hayden. It seemed only fitting that Jaguar’s top brass should own the very best example the marque’s most famous model and Mr Hayden had the car re-commissioned by the specialists at Vicarage. An important part of the comprehensive and documented work included establishing the authenticity of the odometer, which at that stage read just 6,000 miles. After a forensically detailed inspection, it was proven to be ‘without a shadow of doubt true and correct.’ Thoroughly gone through and superbly refinished in the original white paintwork, complemented charmingly by the dark blue leather interior, the E-Type stands today in still remarkable condition having accumulated just 5,000 more miles under Mr Hayden’s ownership. This V12 Roadster has just benefitted from another specialist freshening with the body, paint, mechanics and interior in superb confidence-inspiring condition. A manual gearbox makes this a fantastic d

    • Year: 1974

    • Last update: 18 days old

    • Mileage: 6000 mi

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  • Jaguar E-Type

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    A host of changes were made to the E-Type for its Series III incarnation. A new 5.3 litre V12 engine was introduced as well as uprated brakes and power steering. The short wheelbase fixed head coupé body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The car was easily identifiable from earlier models by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proudly states what lies under the bonnet.Finished in the beautiful Jaguar colour of Willow Green with matching Suede Green leather interior, ‘KGV 76K' was originally dispatched from Browns Lane in 1971 and delivered new to a UK buyer. Reading just over 80,000 believed genuine miles, there are 19 previous MoT certificates since 1987 that support the total mileage. Numerous bills and receipts from a large history file document expenditure, especially in the last 18 months. Recent work includes a professional respray and there are pictures in the file showing the work carried out. The Willow Green paint has been finished to a high standard and the shut lines are excellent with straight and true body panels. The Suede Green leather interior is highly original and in beautiful condition.Additional features include a stainless steel exhaust system and 4-speed manual gearbox. The V12 engine fires first time, it sounds very healthy with good oil pressure and a recent service has just been carried out. Supplied with a recent MoT certificate, this E-Type is ready for use this spring and would make an ideal touring companion.]]>

    • Last update: 14 days old

    • Engine size: 5300

    Auction Date: 28/03/2015
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  • Silverstone Auctions
    +44 (0) 1926 691 141
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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$ 60,000 - $ 90,000 Over time, experience and worldwide demand dictated many changes in the sublimely beautiful Jaguar E-Type. This culminated in 1968 with the introduction of the Series II, a substantial redesign that foreshadowed the final Series III V-12 that eventually debuted for 1971. Federal regulations in the U.S.A., Jaguars most important export market, drove some of the Series II changes. This included revised lighting and the shift to a pair of carburetors in place of the earlier triple-carb arrangement. The well-proven 4.2-liter, 266-hp inline six-cylinder was little changed, although a higher-capacity water pump helped the E-Type adapt better to warmer climates. Braking was improved as well, with larger Girling disc brakes utilizing three-piston calipers at the front and two-piston units at the rear. Inside, more comfortable reclining seats with adjustable headrests were now standard. The Series II revisions marked the maturation of the landmark E-Type and made a great car even better. With only two owners (father and daughter) from new, this Jaguar has been frame-off restored over a number of years, seeing its completion in 2007, the same year the daughter inherited the car. Nearly six-figures were invested in the restoration and the receipts and photo documentation of the process are included in the sale. It comes with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate with its production trace showing the car was originally presented in Pale Primrose (light yellow) and Black; as the car is beautifully finished. The Jaguar is powered by the aforementioned 4.2-liter inline six engine, which is paired to a console-shift four-speed manual transmission. With instruments by Smiths; the speedometer and tachometer dominates the drivers view of the dash, while the additional factory instrumentation and numerous systems toggle switches give the cockpit an overall aircraft (of the period) feel. There is a strategically placed handbar for the passenger that braces from the right of the glovebox to the base of the windshield pillar that can come in handy if the driver is putting the car through its well-intended paces. The car has a great overall appearance that is highlighted by the factory chrome steel wheels, four-wheel disc brakes and modern audio. After 46 years of one-family ownership, perhaps one of the biggest assets is being the one to be able to acquire a fine car from the original purchasers family member and the firsthand stories that can accompany the car always.

    • Last update: 3 days old

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  • Auctions America
    +1 260 927 9797
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  • As one-half of a matching pair commissioned for an important international car collection, this Eagle SuperSport Roadster has experienced only the very highest standards of care since we completed it a number of years ago. Our brief for Eagle 25 was to fulfil every one of our upgrade packages, checking every box, and ultimately arriving at our SuperSport specification. The extensive list of upgrades, which includes our fuel injected 4.7-litre engine conversion, 5-speed gearbox and sports suspension geometry, can be seen here . An Eagle E-Type can only be defined as such once it has been fully restored to better than brand new and fitted with our bespoke upgrades. One obvious but important decision in this unique commissioning process is the colour. For this Eagle the classic hue of Opalescent Silver Blue was chosen to match the Biscuit leather interior and sports seats. The spectacular image is capped by a Navy mohair hood and accompanying hood bag. While a significant part of the previous owner’s collection, his intercontinental lifestyle left time to enjoy this fabulous car to a minimum. With just 1,250 miles covered since completion, Eagle 25 is presented as new and offers the n

    • Last update: 26 days old

    • Mileage: 1250 mi

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  • This beautiful original UK matching numbers E Type has an interesting history. The first owner took the car off the road in the early 80s and sent it to be restored in the 90s. The restorer stripped the car down completely but failed to do any further work. The parts were then given to a second company in December 1999, who took stock of all the parts but found there were items missing. They also found that the bonnet and engine frames were damaged and required replacement. The bodywork restoration was completed to primer stage by October 2001.There are a series of photographs showing the various stages of the bodywork restoration along with invoices for all the new panels, bonnet and frames. Unfortunately after many delays the restoration company went into liquidation and work was unfinished. The second owner bought the car in its dismembered state and transported it to his workshop in Spain, where the work was completed to a high standard. The work was carried out over a two year period and is fully documented, with a full photographic record. The car travelled only a further 250 miles of road testing during this period, before the third owner purchased it in 2013. Enhanced by Co

    • Year: 1967

    • Last update: 27 days old

    • Mileage: 74000 mi

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  • Cheshire Classic Cars
    01244 529500
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  • Right Hand Drive: UK Registered The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. It combined good looks, high performance that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. This Beacham E-type Jaguar has the total functionality of a new car with its original iconic styling. A car destined for the classic enthusiast who requires total reliability along with modern technology and modern features; with the added benefit of some serious fun and enjoyment. No other car from the 1960’s is as recognized - and desired - as the Jaguar E-Type Roadster. When first introduced at the Genève motor show it was an immediate sensation; Its unique design that owes nothing to anything previous car ever made, it is a mix of all the Jaguar traditions with its lovely oval grille, rounded lines and long nose; Enzo Ferrari himself declared it to be “The most beautiful

    • Last update: 25 days old

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$ 70,000 - $ 90,000 Even in period, the Jaguar XKE was often described as one of the worlds most breathtaking sports cars and a classic of the future. The future is now; the beautifully sculpted 4.2-liter inline six Jaguar owed its basic design to a long racing heritage. It was available in two basic body styles, coupe and roadster, which are similar in specifications, except in minor details. Its all-steel body is of a monocoque construction, a relatively new concept at the time of introduction. This is a form that results in a combination of maximum strength, rigidity and lightness. Not only beautiful, but functional, it was developed from extensive wind tunnel testing and motor racing experience at the highest level of competition. There was no separate frame with a stressed-skin structure forming the main body shell. A tubular steel front subframe carries the engine and the transmission; a fabricated steel rear subframe carries the rear suspension and final drive units; the entire shell was then welded into a single unit. The E-Types four-wheel independent suspension was competition-based with excellent handling characteristics, along with outstanding comfort. This is attributed to the legendary D-Type racecar, as is the basic engine design. The famed Jaguar XK engine sped the competition cars at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans to five wins in seven years. Rugged and reliable, it moved the E-Type to an easy 140-mph with its standard rear end gear ratio and 10- to 20-mph higher with special ratios. Since high speeds demand a first-class braking system, Jaguar provided the XKE with race-proven Dunlop discs at all four corners, with the rears mounted inboard. Comfort for both the driver and passenger and convenience of controls is apparent in the new-for-1965 thickly padded bucket seats that are separately adjustable fore-and-aft, plus for rake. The height and reach of the steering column and the position of the pedals are all well thought out for aiding the driving experience. Dont be misled by the cars overall outstanding visual effect; its a model of car to drive, not just look at and admire. The bright red finish and black leather interior are a near-perfect combination to best illustrate the stylish design of the roadster. Powered by a 4.2-liter, 265-hp DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, this unit is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox; four-wheel disc brakes are also a most welcomed mechanical feature. The cockpit exhibits numerous authentic details; from the wood-rimmed steering wheel to aircraft-type toggle switches, radio and complete Smiths instrumentation. This represents an older restoration that is mechanically sound and is further equipped with a radio and knock-off wire wheels. This is a desirable Series I car with covered headlights adding to the timeless style associated with this model.

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  • Auctions America
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  • Right Hand Drive: UK Registered The Jaguar E-Type is a British automobile legend; manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. It combined good looks, high performance that instantly captured the imagination of the British public at the time and it has remained a truly iconic piece of British motoring history since. It was voted “the most beautiful car of all time” by the Daily Telegraph; Sports Car International Magazine placed the E Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the decade. This Beacham E-type Jaguar has the total functionality of a new car with its original iconic styling. A car destined for the classic enthusiast who requires total reliability along with modern technology and modern features; with the added benefit of some serious fun and enjoyment. No other car from the 1960’s is as recognized - and desired - as the Jaguar E-Type Roadster. When first introduced at the Genève motor show it was an immediate sensation; Its unique design that owes nothing to anything previous car ever made, it is a mix of all the Jaguar traditions with its lovely oval grille, rounded lines and long nose; Enzo Ferrari himself declared it to be “The most beautiful car ever conceived” First of all it must be said that the Beacham E-type is very rapid means of transport: 0-60 mph in around six seconds. Plus it features superb power steering, automatic gearbox, superb handling. This entire car has been re-engineered from the wheels up and the workmanship is exceptional in every detail. Externally it looks very familiar; the only real giveaways for the sharp-eyed are the contemporary Jaguar mirrors and door handles, the air scoop under the front bumper, and the bigger Jaguar competition tyres and chrome wire wheels. However it is beneath the skin, and inside the cabin where the most obvious visual changes are to be found. Under the bonnet the Beacham E-type is crammed full of technology: ABS brakes, traction control, anti-dive suspension geometry and many more modern creature comforts: Jaguar V8 4.2 litre supercharged engine with traction control, 6 speed automatic gearbox with sport mode. Further equipment fitted includes: • Stainless steel exhaust system • Front and rear ventilated discs with four pot front Alloy AP racing callipers • ABS • Heated seats• FM/AM Radio with GPS Sat Nav-DVD/ I pod connection and CD player • Bluetooth phone system • Air-conditioning with full climate control • Driver, passenger airbags • Electrically operated steering column with memory and wiper and light controls• Jaguar security system with coded ignition key and central remote locking• Tracker security system• Full Rustproofing system • 225/60 X 16 W rated Pirelli tubeless tyres with 7" Chrome wire wheels Since completion the E Type has covered only 4,005 miles and has been maintained by one of the UK leading Jaguar service centre. The conclusion of our sales preparation and post service checks included service works and safety checks completed by the Jaguar service centre. Presented in superlative condition; finished in stunning pearlescent white with dark blue hide interior, carpets and mohair hood and tonneau cover. A fantastic and unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful Classic looking roadster with all modern features and creature comfort of today’s contemporary motor cars. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms As BEACHAM have pushed the technical specification further and further they've also had to make quantum leaps in coming to grips with the electronics - now one of the most vital aspects of any high performance/luxury car. Combining the electronic demands of modern engines, transmissions and systems such as airbags and ABS with existing electronics was a startling achievement for a small manufacturer. BEACHAM have put 5 years of hard development behind them to produce the current models. The BEACHAM E-type pushes that mechanical and electronic envelope all the way to its logical conclusion - a completely new car. The result is a revelation to drive.

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  • The Jaguar E-Type (UK) or XK-E (US) is a British automobile manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. A great success for Jaguar, over seventy thousand E-Types were sold during its lifespan. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in Daily Telegraph list of the "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. After the company's success at the LeMans 24 hr through the 1950s, Jaguar's defunct racing department was given the brief to use D-Type style construction to build a road going sports car, replacing the XK150. It is suspected that the first prototype (E1A) was given the code based on: (E): The proposed production name E-Type (1): First Prototype (A): Aluminium construction (Production models used steel bodies) The car featured a monocoque design, Jaguar's fully independent rear suspension and the well proved "XK" engine. The car was used solely for factory testings and was never formally released to the public. The car was eventually

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