Lot 244 - 1965 12947 E-Type Series I Roadster
|Estimate||£37,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,080|
The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 and its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960's motoring. A great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961 with the domestic market launch coming four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre six cylinder XK engine from the XK150's. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches and are considered rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car with the 3.8 litre engine increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964.
This lefthand drive E-Type 4.2 Series I roadster has recently been imported; we are advised by the vendor that the car will have a full year's MoT test certificate and will be registered on UK number plates prior to the auction. The previous owner had used the car as his daily transport and, as such, took care of everything mechanically. However, this E-Type would benefit from some investment to the coachwork as, although the body appears to have little or no corrosion, the paintwork does require some attention. Series I E-Types are highly desirable and sought after; given the estimate this one could prove to be an outstanding investment.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.