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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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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RMs Amelia Island event, March 14-14, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$375,000 - $475,000 265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones, torsion bars, and a sway bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, double wishbones, and a sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.Rare and desirable early example with flat floors, welded bonnet louvers, and external bonnet latchesGorgeous in Carmen Red over a Biscuit leather interiorConcours-winning, 100-point JCNA, Reggie Ray restorationMatching numbers, confirmed by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust CertificateJaguars E-Type was an immediate hit, from its introduction at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show until its end in 1974. Autocar said it was a breakthrough in design of high-performance vehicles. At its New York introduction a month later, Road & Track called it every bit as exciting as the XK120 was at its 1948 debut, while Car and Driver succinctly remarked that it was sensual and elemental.Unlike its predecessors, the XK120, 140, and 150, the E-Type did not have a separate chassis frame. Its monocoque body shell was bolted to a multi-tube front structure, which was covered by a massive bonnet that was tilted forward to access the engine. The engine itself was the dual overhead-cam six of the XKs, but in the most powerful 3.8-liter form, and it was fed by three SU carburetors. It could deliver 265 brake horsepower, accelerate to 60 mph in under seven seconds, and nearly touch 150 mph when asked. As it was shorter and lighter than the XK150, it naturally performed better, but at a price. Because space was at a premium, an overdrive gearbox would not fit, let alone an automatic transmission. To the true enthusiast, however, the lack of an automatic was a benefit, not a burden.Its styling was reminiscent of the D-Type Jaguar competition car of the 1950s. This was the first Jaguar not designed by William Lyons but rather Malcolm Sayer, an aircraft engineer turned car designer who had worked on the C-Type and D-Type Jaguars and who would later design the XJ13 racing prototype and the XJS Coupe. The E-Types theme could be described as voluptuous minimalism, as the car had shapely curves and was almost devoid of ornamentation. In place of a grille, Sayer used a simple oval air inlet that had been bisected by the thin chrome bar. Its bumpers were similarly slight, while the headlights were covered in Plexiglas nacelles, which was an aircraft-inspired touch that is still much-loved by purists. This very early E-Type Roadster, with flat floors, external bonnet latches, and welded bonnet louvers, was the 138th built and the first E-Type sold in Pennsylvania. In the early 1990s, with 41,700 miles showing on its odometer, it was restored from its complete original condition by Rays Jaguar Restorations in Limerick, Pennsylvania, the shop run by the late Jaguar authority Reggie Ray. Fresh from its restoration, it was shown at three Jaguar Club North America concours, scoring 100 points at each and ultimately winning the Challenge Cup. Since then, it has covered exceedingly few road miles, with fewer than 42,000 showing on its odometer, and it has been stored properly for preservation in a temperature-controlled environment, where it has been elevated on jack stands and lubricated with regularity.This car is gorgeous in its Carmen Red paint, Biscuit leather interior, and tan canvas top, and it looks as good today as it did in 1960 and again after its restoration in the 1990s. Its chrome wire wheels, with the authentic early-style knock-offs, are nicely complemented by wide whitewall tires, which were very popular in the United States at the time. It has recently been serviced by F40 Motorsports in Connecticut, and it is worthy and ready for another round of the concours circuit. The car is accompanied by a set of photographs of the restoration, invoices, and the proverbial boxful of trophies. This represents an unusual opportunity to acquire a rare and period-correct example of Jaguars most iconic car, one in its original and purest form.

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  • RM Sotheby's
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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RMs Amelia Island event, March 14-14, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$ 90,000 - $125,000 246 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with two Stromberg carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, coil-spring independent rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.Jaguars iconic E-Type CoupeLong-term single-owner historyOnly 12,000 miles driven prior to being restoredFresh from a comprehensive restoration by marquee specialists at Classic ShowcaseJaguars E-Type debuted to universal applause at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show. But, despite its enormous popularity, the car had a number of shortcomings. The transmission, while sturdy, had an unsynchronized first gear, and the seat backs were non-adjustable, which was fine for short trips but tiring on a long journey. The cooling system was also marginal in some of the warmer American climes. For 1965, these drawbacks were addressed, with the gearbox being given full synchros and the seat backs being made adjustable. Brushed aluminum trim in the cockpit gave way to molded plastic and leather, and a new brake booster was adopted. The engine was enlarged to 4.2-liters, resulting in greater torque, which made for better tractability around town. As United States motor vehicle safety and emissions regulations tightened, further changes were made to the E-Type. For the U.S. market, the covered headlamps were replaced by open lights and other lighting was relocated and made larger. The switchgear was replaced with rocker-type units, a collapsible steering column was fitted, and the bumpers were strengthened. These changes were phased in during 1967 and 1968 and codified in a new Series 2 for all markets in August 1968. During this time, some changes were made to the body as well, particularly to the 2+2 coupe.This 1970 Series 2 E-Type was purchased new by Edward H. Fickett, a Los Angeles architect, whose work was on the forefront of what is now called California Modernism. He designed more than 60,000 homes and was responsible for planning and designing approximately 70 residential communities. He was also the architectural advisor to President Eisenhower and a housing consultant to the federal government.In 1990, Mr. Fickett decided to park the Jaguar in his Beverly Hills garage, and at this time, it had fewer than 12,000 miles on its odometer. The years were kind to the car, with its coachwork and interior still in original condition and accordingly patinated when it was brought into the daylight. It was in this time-warp condition that it was acquired in 2014 and treated to a comprehensive restoration by specialists at Classic Showcase, of Oceanside, California. The car was disassembled and stripped, which revealed scant rust or deterioration. The metal was finished and fitted prior to a complete repaint in Old English White, and then it was wet-sanded and buffed prior to reassembly. All of the brightwork was replated, the instruments were restored, and new rubber seals, grommets, and wiring harnesses were installed. The engine, head, and transmission were completely rebuilt to factory specifications, and the fuel, braking, and electrical systems were renewed, restored, or replaced where necessary. Master upholsterers retrimmed the interior in black leather and correct materials. Currently, the car shows just 100 miles on its odometer since the completion of its restoration, including those accrued during final testing and tuning.This E-Type Fixed-Head Coupe is equipped with a four-speed transmission, chrome wire wheels, and a period-correct AM/FM cassette radio. It is accompanied by a DVD of the restoration process, and it is reportedly in great running and driving condition. This Jaguar represents a unique opportunity to begin the second chapter of a single-owner motor cars life.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RMs Amelia Island event, March 14-14, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$200,000 - $250,000 265 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with transverse wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shocks, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links and twin coil springs, and four-wheel Dunlop twin-circuit hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.Fresh, ground-up, nut-and-bolt, concours-quality restorationClassic red paint over biscuit leather, with a black hoodA low-mileage California car with known ownership history from 1974The classic E-Type took the automotive world by storm when it was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show. Its inherent beauty is legendary, as it is one of a few cars ever to be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Production of the car began in 1961, and it featured a 3.8-liter, overhead-cam, six-cylinder engine. Its styling, which was the work of Malcolm Sayer and had been overseen by company founder Sir William Lyons, evolved from Jaguars Le Mans-winning D-Type race cars. The E-Type came with the four-wheel disc brakes of the previous XK150 but gained independent rear suspension. In 1964, a bigger-bore DOHC 4.2-liter six took over, along with an all-synchro transmission, and it offered similar horsepower but greater torque. The E-Types construction was a multi-tube front end bolted to a steel body shell. The long, low hood and front fenders were one assembly and hinged at the front for unobstructed engine access. The up-sized 4.2-liter six had 265 horsepower and was capable of hauling the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 149 mph. Sir Stirling Moss was to have said, This is the greatest crumpet collector known to man.Early ownership history of this California car dates back to 1974, when it was sold to a James Price Ashman, of Barrington, Illinois. Documents confirm both its California heritage and mileage, along with its subsequent owner history. Under the ownership of Lee ODonnell, a ground-up, concours-quality restoration commenced, with nothing left untouched. What resulted is the beautiful E-Type offered today. At the time of restoration, the odometer was also reset to zero. Since completion, only test miles have been added.This car is finished in red, with a biscuit leather interior and black hood, and it features triple-plated chrome wire wheels and Dunlop blackwall tires. It has its original engine block and head, new Koni shocks, stainless steel brake lines, and a correct Blaupunkt radio. The owners manual, jack, and tool roll are also included with the sale of the car. The consigner describes it as simply fantastic and among the best of the best when it comes to one of the most desirable and sought-after XKE Roadsters.

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  • We last sold this outstanding driving E-Type in 2011 to one of our long term regular customers. Since selling the car five years ago, it has covered in the region of 3000 faultless miles and has been driven back to us from Harrogate. It is a car we know very well having previously sold it on three occasions, first buying the car in 2006 with a believed genuine mileage of 83000. The E-Type now has a recorded mileage of 88000 and the car has been continually improved over the time we have known it. Between 2008 and 2011 in the region of £15,000 was spent with a UK Jaguar Specialist. The main areas of improvement over this period were the rear axle assembly and suspension, front suspension and steering, braking system, exhaust system and electrical and ancillaries work. Over 30 hours of work went into the rear axle and suspension alone. This included the removal and re-fit of the axle assembly, new drive shaft universal joints, new diff output shaft seals, new pinion oil seal, renewed wheels bearings, new shock absorbers, removal of propshaft and replaced universal joints, renewing wishbone inner and outer fulcrum bearings and fitting splined hubs for wire wheel conversion. On the fro

    • Year: 1969

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    • Mileage: 3000 mi

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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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  • Hexagon Classics
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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

    • Year: 1964

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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

    • Year: 1964

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    • Mileage: 56585 mi

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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

    • Year: 1963

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  • Jaguar E-type Series 1, 3.8 More and more appreciated, it is now quite difficult to find a beautiful example, even more if you are looking for the best configuration: Cabriolet, 3.8L, series I. The Jaguar E-type we have for sale is one of these: a beautiful 1963 E-type Cabriolet, Series I, 3.8L. The car has been restored and since, covered 5.700 kms only. The color combinaison is beautiful: Ivory wih a navy blue interior and a navy blue hood. Perfect condition - French title.

    • Year: 1963

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    • Mileage: 5700 mi

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  • GTC Collection Cars
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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$ 80,000 - $100,000 When Jaguar introduced the E-Type at the Geneva International Motor Show in March of 1961, the car produced a splash similar to that of the XK120s premiere in 1948. Not only had Jaguar produced another breathtakingly gorgeous sports car, they had once again reset the standard for the sports car industry. Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type the most beautiful car ever made, and one example lives in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as a testament to the cars groundbreaking style. Jaguar drove one of their press demonstrators over 600 miles from their factory in Coventry to Geneva, arriving just in time for the cars unveiling, showing that the E-types looks could match its performance. Released in 1971, the defining characteristic of the Series III E-Type was its brand new 12-cylinder engine. Greatly increasing the available power and torque over earlier straight-six E-Types, the V-12 of the Series III more than compensated for power decreases due to stricter emissions control in the Series II E-Types. Exterior changes consisted of flared wheel arches to fit the new suspension and wider track, along with a cross-slated front grille. Jaguar only produced the Series III E-Type in two styles, the 2+2 coupe and the roadster, dropping the two-seater coupe. In addition, the roadster adopted the longer wheelbase of the 2+2, making for slightly more interior room. Finished with a Sable exterior and Biscuit interior, this 1973 Roadster sports the desirable wire wheels and air conditioning, which is a welcome option in warmer climates. The current owner, a well-known Jaguar collector and concours judge in the Jaguar Club of North America, purchased the Jaguar from its second owner in 1986, using it as a warm weather driver and show car at his homes in Indiana and Florida. In 2012, he embarked on a thorough restoration, which included a new interior, top, suspension, carburetors, brakes, radiator, and completely rebuilding the engine. The owner has used the car sparingly since, and it remains in fantastic condition. The Series III E-Type Roadster offers V-12 open air motoring for a fraction of the cost of similar cars of the same vintage. This E-Types 40 years of age and 40,000 miles are barely noticeable, as a result of the recent restoration. It will surely be a fantastic driver and garner significant attention at future car shows, as it has in the past. Altogether, this car represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an example that has been freshly restored by someone who is intimately familiar with Jaguar and the E-Type.

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  • Auctions America
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    Numbers matching 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster. Finished in desirable Opalescent Dark Blue with Dark Blue Interior. Originally supplied to California the car had only had two owners from new and comes with detailed history file incuding the original bill of sale. The car is currently undergoing an extensive restoration including full re-paint, re-trim, engine re-build and Left to Right conversion. The car will be sold as a UK registered and MOT'd vehicle once the restoration is complete. For furthur information please contact Mark on 01732852762 Back to Vehicles This 1964 E-Type 3.8 Roadster is a matching numbers multi JCNA concourse winner. Finished in original… The Duck House Barn, North Frith Farm, Ashes Lane, Hadlow, Kent, TN11 9QU +44 (0) 1732 852 762 info@etypeuk.com mark@etypeuk.com harry@etypeukusa.com 2631 Lavery Court Unit 5 & 6, Newbury Park, California, 91320 +1 805 498 3555 +1 805 267 6795 info@etypeukusa.com harry@etypeukusa.com Follow E-Type UK on Twitter Like E-Type UK on Facebook Website by Wallgo

    • Year: 1964

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  • E Type UK
    01732 852 762
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  • Chassis number: 881486 Engine Number: RA 6677/9 Body Number: R8456 Registration number: 0-AAD-567 (Belgium.) Just out of restoration & in perfect order. This is a matching numbers car in its original colours of Opalescent Gunmetal with red interior trim. It is an original left hand drive car supplied by Jaguar Cars of New York. The car is in mint condition having just come out of a high quality European restoration. Everything one might imagine has been done to the car & it presents in as new condition. INdeed its condition leaves us with little more to say about the car other then that it is close to perfection. A gallery of large high resolution pictures may be viewed by clicking the "More Pictures" button. Be sure to view image in "Original" format if you wish for a close up view. Menu is to right of picture. Office 01442 236711 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST More pictures Home Page

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: 14 days old

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  • Vintage & Prestige
    01375 379719
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  • This 1964 E-Type 3.8 Roadster is a matching numbers multi JCNA concourse winner. Finished in original Carmen red with black interior. This E-Type has recently been imported from California and has gone through a workshop recieving a UK MOT. Conversion to right hand drive is available if desired. For furthur information please contact Mark on 01732 852 762 Back to Vehicles What we have here is a S1 4.2 OTS lightweight replica. This E-Type has been restored to a very high… The Duck House Barn, North Frith Farm, Ashes Lane, Hadlow, Kent, TN11 9QU +44 (0) 1732 852 762 info@etypeuk.com mark@etypeuk.com harry@etypeukusa.com 2631 Lavery Court Unit 5 & 6, Newbury Park, California, 91320 +1 805 498 3555 +1 805 267 6795 info@etypeukusa.com harry@etypeukusa.com Follow E-Type UK on Twitter Like E-Type UK on Facebook Website by Wallgo

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: about 21 hours old

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  • E Type UK
    01732 852 762
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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$ 70,000 - $ 90,000 The 1971 Jaguars Series III XKE would debut an all new engine, the first since the XK120. The new aluminum V-12 was fitted to Series III hardtops and convertibles. An enlarged hood gave a sneak peak to the power house that waited within. The 1973 model year showed little change from the previous years. Offered here is a beautiful sleek Roadster painted in red with complimenting spoke wheels, white wall tires, chrome bumpers and a trunk mounted luggage rack. The convertible top is black and shows to be in nice shape. The engine is a V-12 connected to a manual shifting gear box. The upholstery is beautifully finished in black leather with a lockable glove compartment, CD stereo and full instrumentation.

    • Last update: 6 days old

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  • Auctions America
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster. Opalescent Silver Grey with Dark Blue hide and Black roof. Purchased by JD Classics in 2012 from California as a remarkably sound and original car. Subject of a total dismantle and subsequent JD Classics 3,000 hour nut and bolt restoration to full JD Sport specification. Latest fast road specification dyno-tested JD Sport 4.2 litre engine with electronic ignition, JD Sport fast-flow 2” stainless steel exhaust (full system), upgraded cooling fan, competition large core aluminium radiator, JD Sport 5-speed manual gearbox, JD Sport multi adjustable coilover suspension front and rear with JD Sport competition adjustable roll bar, AP Racing front disc brakes, upgraded rear brakes, competition stainless steel wire wheels, JD Sport seats. An opportunity to beat our waiting list for fully JD Classics restored vehicles. Please contact us for further details.

    • Year: 1965

    • Last update: 8 days old

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  • JD Classics
    01621 879579
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  • Arguably the most desirable E-Type in terms of performance, usability and comfort the 4.2 litre version offered increased Torque, larger cabin space, superior cooling system and a more importantly a fully synchromesh gearbox. This beautifully presented example originally underwent a full restoration in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s over a period of three years before arriving in Australia around 2007 as part of a personal collection of fine classic cars. Fitted with its original numbers matching 4.2 litre straight six engine and matching 4 speed manual gearbox this vehicle benefitted from much expenditure during its restoration including new wiring, clutch assembly, Engine & Gearbox overhaul, new seals, rebuilt instruments, new windscreen, stainless steel exhaust system with competition coated headers, genuine 72 spoke wire wheels and a full brake overhaul. Further to this, an additional $20,000 has been spent in maintaining this Jaguar at a very high standard in the last three years alone. This presents a fine opportunity to acquire a very sound, useable and collectable Jaguar E-Type.

    • Year: 1970

    • Last update: 25 days old

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  • Brooklands Classic Cars
    (intl)+61 3 9584 4909
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  • The E-Type 2+2 was introduced in 1966 to the public as a more luxury and practical alternative to the two-seater. It had a longer wheelbase, the roof was 2 inches higher and longer, and the curvature was altered to provide extra headroom for the rear seat passengers. The doors were wider, and the floorpan of the car behind the front seats was completely redesigned to allow room for a rear seat. At the same time, an automatic gearbox became available on the 2+2 only, mostly for the american market. This example is a series II, originally delivered in the States. It is a matching nrs car, still in its original and magnificent colour combination of Light Primrose Yellow with Black hide. The interior is still the original one and in great condition. The car is completely restored a couple of years ago, and it runs incredibly sweet and comfortable. This automatic 2+2 is not comparable to a manual 2-seater, as it is much more relaxing to drive and still quite fast even in modern traffic. Together with the car, we a have huge file with lots of invoices, and all kind of original documents (purchase invoice, warranty cards, service book,...). It is really exceptional to have a 2+2 which is

    • Year: 1969

    • Last update: about 21 hours old

    • Mileage: 425 mi

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  • Albion Motorcars
    0032 475 21 10 98
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  • Description: We are pleased to offer this wonderful FIA legal, racing E-type for sale which is in excellent, race ready condition. While keeping its steel monococque chassis, it has aluminium doors, bonnet and trunk. The current owner has spent significant money on this car during the last few years. Just in the last 9 months, bills totalling approximately GBP 30K show the following work been done : - Diff is rebuilt with all new parts ( Dennis Welch) & new oil cooler/pump , Aluminium rear diff cover with oil temp sensor, new output flanges, drive shaft yolks and U-joints, - KONI shocks rebuild and new rear springs, - Overhauled gearbox with new clutch, - Overhaul of the carburettors, - New front and rear discs and pads, - New Motorsport torsion bars with ride height brace /kit (Dennis Welch) - Alloy fuel tank - Plumbed in electric fire system (current) - Alloy radiator and header tank - New spec steering arms (eliminating bump steer) - Seat belts valid until 2017 - Race battery - Welded-on roll cage The bodywork is as-new and the engine is a low mileage Rob Beere 3.8 litre iron block, wet sump engine (specs available on request). Spares consist of 2 sets of wheels, spare windscree

    • Year: 1964

    • Last update: 27 days old

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  • RMD
    +32 (0) 475 422790
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  • Chassis number:1E 11882 Engine Number: 7E 6146-9 Body Number: 4E 3315 Gearbox: Getrag Transmission: Manual. Registration 1-OZE-413 (Belgium.) Nut & bolt restored & with less then 3000 miles covered since; this E type is finished in one of the most desirable colour combinations of gunmetal metallic to the outside & burgundy hide to the inside. It is in needless to say impeccable condition throughout. The car comes with its original Jaguar heritage certificate which may be viewed in our picture gallery. The car was comprehensively restored in Germany just a couple of years ago. Since then it has kept company in a Brussels garage along with 7 other E types. As a nod to modern driveability, a 5 speed Getrag gear box has been fitted making for very relaxed high speed cruising. The hood is of black double duck as is the hood cover. The car is currently Belgian registered & runs on Belgian plates & comes with Belgian papers. It is in stock with us now & immediately available. A gallery of large high resolution pictures may be viewed by clicking the "More Pictures" button. Be sure to view image in "Original" format if you wish for a close up view. Menu is to right of picture. Office 01375

    • Year: 1965

    • Last update: about 1 month old

    • Mileage: 3000 mi

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  • Vintage & Prestige
    01375 379719
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  • 1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 SERIES 1 ROADSTER. A UK example, Finished in BRG with Suede Green Hide and Dark Green Mohair Hood. 9,000 Miles since Marque Specialist Total Restoration. Sensible Upgrades include Balanced and Blueprinted Engine, Electronic Ignition, Close Ratio Gearbox, 3:05 Diff, Big Bore Exhaust with Tubular Manifolds, Alloy Radiator, 6`` Chrome Wire Wheels, 4 Pot Calipers, Halogen Headlights, Heated Front Screen, Battery Cut Off Switch, Reclining Seats, 15`` Motalita Steering Wheel, Concealed High Quality Sound System with Amplifier and Electric Ariel. We supplied to the last owner and have maintained since. A sensational example. Comes with cherished Registration – YHN 251.

    • Year: 2010

    • Last update: 5 days old

    • Mileage: 9000 mi

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  • Sherwood Restorations
    01636 812655
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    Type: Used Year: 1968 Make: JAGUAR Model: E-TYPE Body: OTS Trans: Manual Stock 1E16067 Mileage: 48453 Engine Size: 4.2 Ext Color: Red Int Color: Beige/Tan Vin: 1E16067

    • Year: 1968

    • Last update: about 1 month old

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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: 21 days old

    • Mileage: 1250 mi

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  • With only 36,291 miles driven from new, this Series 3 V12 Roadster is beautifully presented in the original turquoise with biscuit trim. A left hand drive automatic originally supplied by British Leyland of New York in November 1972, it is unrestored and in remarkably fine condition. The careful ownership is amply demonstrated by the many invoices that accompany the comprehensive history file. The fully documented history includes the original handbook and wallet and a full appraisal from 1991 confirming the mileage as 28,704. It has had very light but regular use since that date, adding only a further 7,577 miles driven in the last 23 years. Featured as the ‘definitive’ Series 3 in the official Jaguar Heritage Guide ‘Factory Original - Jaguar E-Type’, it has also starred on the cover of the E-Type Club magazine and photographed extensively for Philip Porter’s 'The Iconic E-Type' by Abigail Humphries. The absolute originality shines through, and it’s easy to see why it has become such an iconic example. The only improvements made from 1972 has been the replacement of the hood and the tan hide seat facings which, although unworn, had incurred some light sun bleaching. Complete with

    • Year: 1972

    • Last update: 21 days old

    • Mileage: 36291 mi

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$250,000 - $290,000 Often described as one of the worlds most breathtaking sports cars and always considered a classic of the future, the basic design of the E-Type was owed to the long heritage of racing success earned by Jaguar. Launched in 1961 at the International Motor Show in Geneva, the XKE echoed the sensation of the XK 120, perhaps even more. An astonishing performance package, with amazing speed and handling, the XKEs brand-new four-wheel independent suspension system was so well-conceived, it ended up being used by Jaguar for over thirty years. The Series I 4.2-liter is a very user friendly, sporty driver and is one of the most collectable of the E-Types. Some of the features of this model are covered headlights, toggle switches, full instrumentation with styling and a design that was way ahead of its time, along with center console, and armrests. Other features of this Series I are its raked windshield and taillights, which are placed above the bumper line in the rear deck. Similarly, the parking lights are above the front bumper line in the front fenders. In 1964 when the 4.2 was tested, fuel consumption was road reported at 22-mpg, and a top speed of 140-mph. This unique 1966 E-Type has held limited ownership, and has been very well-cared-for. Featuring an exquisite color combination of Jaguar Dark Blue over a fiery Red leather interior, the roadster has received a rotisserie restoration performed by Jaguar professionals. The XKE was taken down to bare metal, metal finished, and painted in the spectacular finish you see today. On this inside, the E-Type's interior was fully re-trimmed and included the addition of a well fit top to complement the entire look and feel of the car. In addition, an in-dash Kenwood AM/FM/CD radio and a sporty Nardi steering wheel are added to enhance the roadsters steering and contribute to its spectacular look. To enhance the roadsters driving experience, its transmission was upgraded to a five-speed, along with a gear reduction starter, lightened flywheel, spin-on oil filter, improved cooling hoses, and a new set of high performance Weber carbs with special linkage. For improved dependability, an electronic ignition system, aluminum radiator (with auxiliary fan) and an alloy header tank were installed. The XKE sits atop a new set of six-inch wide Pirelli tires, complemented by deep-dish chrome wire wheels with knock-offs; even with all of its upgrades and enhancements, this XKE still maintains a stock appearance that is sure to please the Jaguar collector in search of a fine example of an iconic design.

    • Last update: 20 days old

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auction Americas Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015. Estimate:$240,000 - $290,000 William Lyons had a keen eye for style and distinguished taste, but he was not a trained engineer. While he had personally drafted designs for all previous Jaguar models, recognizing the significance of the E-Type, he enlisted the expertise of Malcolm Sayer, a brilliant mathematician and aerodynamicist who had formal training as an engineer, along with a passion for automobiles. Under the direction of Lyons, Sayer shaped the body of the XKE and created what many consider the most beautiful automotive design ever. Taking what it had learned on the track with the D-Type and applying it to its new model, Jaguars new E-Type featured a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay, and a tilting bonnet. With its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and three carburetors, a compliant suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the E-Type was an ideal two-place sports car. The XKE has looks to die for, with sweeping lines and an aggressive, yet undeniable sensual stance. This model is a perfect example of how motor racing can improve the breed of a car for without Jaguar racing the C-Type and the D-Type, there surely would have been no E-Type. And what a pity that would have been to the development of the grand touring car. This is a stunning, limited ownership 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 open two-seater with its correct drivetrain. It also happens to be an early example with flat floors and welded bonnet louvers. It bears all the special nuances associated with the first year Jaguar built their E-Type. It had undergone a comprehensive restoration to a show/driver level and, in a recent Jaguar concours, this beauty achieved a score of 97 points out of 100. It includes the recent JCNA score sheets. It was recently given a full service, and it has been always extremely well-cared-for and stored in a climate controlled environment. This Jag is dressed in Carmen Red with a red leather interior, sports a biscuit canvas top, and comes with the original radio blanking plate. It also includes photos of the restoration and the car in bare metal, plus the owners manual as well. During the restoration process, it was completely disassembled, the body was fitted and painted, and then wet sanded and buffed. It benefitted from new parts being installed, and the good serviceable parts being restored. All brightwork has been refurbished as needed; all mechanical, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems were gone through, the rear end was rebuilt and calibrated, the instruments were rebuilt, and the electrical system was gone through. With gorgeous chrome wire wheels and knock-offs, this exciting machine also displays the desirable covered headlights and fine detailing throughout. This represents very early iconic E-Type Roadster that comes complete with a letter from Coventry regarding its build information and verifying its mechanical integrity. Just in time for this years show season, you can own a car that is ready to be shown, admired and readily able to compete. Or, you can just take it out on those coastal roads you have had your eye on. The Series I E-Types are great investment grade cars as a whole, and an early flat floor with welded louvers is especially collectible and rare.

    • Last update: about 1 month 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 After the brilliant first-series Jaguar E-Type debuted at Geneva in 1961 with inline six-cylinder power, the cars basic design progressively matured through 1971 with a switch to the impressive and smoother V-12. Known as Series III cars and offered through 1974, they also featured a larger bonnet bulge, larger, flared wheel openings, a slightly wider track, a revised grille and updated bumpers. The convertible now rode on a longer 105-inch wheelbase. The interior was also entirely new, including the genuine English leather seats and door panels. The center console was redesigned with a smaller, dished, leather-rimmed steering wheel fitted. A tidy row of rocker switches control the auxiliary systems and carpet is abundant throughout the cabin. This beautifully styled machine is driven by a 5.3-liter, 272 horsepower aluminum block V-12 engine with four Zenith-Stromberg carburetors, and a fully synchronized four-speed manual gearbox. Jaguar pioneered the use of four-wheel disc brakes during its now legendary string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the 1950s. So, of course, they utilize nothing but this system on their premier road cars. In the case of the E-Type, they have power assist and are ventilated in front and mounted inboard at the rear. For a most positive feel for the road, power assisted rack-and-pinion steering is also standard. Having received a frame-off restoration, this Jaguar is finished in Primrose Yellow with a black interior and black soft-top. This exciting British sports car is further equipped with desirable factory air conditioning, heater, optional chrome wire wheels, Vredestein blackwall tires, Smiths instrumentation, luggage rack, AM/FM radio with cassette, plus the accessory, and uncommon Jaguar issue of removable hardtop. The final-series cars are very capable and refined Grand Touring machines, while also retaining the sensuous lines of their predecessors. Today they rightly continue to captivate legions of collectors and marque enthusiasts and are ever growing in popularity. Nicknamed the ultimate cat in period advertising, the Jaguar is a magnificent beast; wild of spirit, but in full control of its powers exuberant yet disciplined.

    • Last update: about 1 month old

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  • This original RHD matching numbers car has been the subject of a complete restoration in the hands of some of the country's finest specialists. Bodywork by Martin Robey painted by RS Coachworks. Coachtrimming and hood by Suffolk and Turley. Engine rebuilt by Sigma Engineering. 5 speed T5 gearbox conversion by Derek Watson. Coopercraft uprated brakes. Marina Garage assembled and completed this 2 year project. This car has been rebuilt to preserve originality as much as possible but with subtle upgrades considered essential for modern safe and comfortable driving. This car is one the finest early E Types available today.

    • Year: 1963

    • Last update: about 1 month old

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  • Beaulieu Garage
    01590 612999
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  • 1967 Jaguar Series 1 4.2 Litre Left Hand Drive Roadster. Opalescent Silver Blue, Dark Blue Hide and carpets and Dark Blue Hood. Original Factory colour specification, full matching numbers, subject of a total bare shell rebuild to a very high standard, alloy radiator, wide rim chromed wire wheels, ex California car. A superb example. Please contact us for further details.

    • Year: 1967

    • Last update: about 1 month old

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  • JD Classics
    01621 879579
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