Lot 221 - 1967 12947 E-Type Series I. 2+2 Coupé
|Odometer reading||78,731 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,120|
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 XK150S. 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. The Series I½, although there was never a fixed specification for this unofficial model, can be recognised by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small 'mouth' opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. These were the last cars to feature the sporty toggle switches on the dashboard.
This delightful Jaguar E-Type was originally registered in the UK on 21st June 1967 and is supplied with a comprehensive history file, including the original buff logbook. The current vendor has been the proud custodian of HND555E for the last 30 years and feels the time is right for this Series I coupé to be enjoyed by another enthusiast. Finished in Carmen red with tan interior, this example is supplied with a V5 registration document and current MoT test certificate. The 4.2 engine runs smoothly and quietly and we are advised this 2+2 coupé drives in a manner to be expected. Given the modest estimate, this is the perfect chance to perhaps turn a long held dream into reality.
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.