Lot 324 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé

Lot 324 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé

Lot 324 - 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé

Lot Number 324
Registration ADU 44B
Chassis Number 861706
Engine Number RA7097-9
Odometer reading 49,000 miles
Estimate £25,000 - £30,000
Result Sold - £32,480

Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was nothing short of a revelation. With its heady blend of supercar performance, breathtaking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left its rivals reeling and customers clamouring. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the cars combination of all-round independent suspension (torsion-bar front/coil-sprung rear) rack and pinion steering together with four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a 'straight port' DOHC cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the E-type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. Achingly beautiful yet viciously quick, the E-type remains, for many, the ultimate production Jaguar.

This 3.8 Series I E-Type has been lovingly owned by the current vendor since 1979; the previous owner was Bill Haines of Jaguar Cars. First registered in the UK on 24th June, 1964, this coupé has recently undergone some restoration work, together with a full engine rebuild costing approximately  £10,000 and has travelled less than 200 miles since. Finished in blue with contrasting red leather trim, this iconic sports car is sadly being sold due to ill health of the vendor. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full years' MoT test certificate.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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