Lot 165 - 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster 'Flat floor'
|Odometer reading||21,224 miles|
|Estimate||£140,000 - £160,000|
|Result||Sold - £151,200|
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 rivals reeling and customers clamouring. Early sportscar racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped cement its reputation. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model's combination of all-round independent suspension rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. Achingly beautiful yet viciously quick, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.
This lefthand drive 1961 Series I, 'Flat Floor', E-type roadster was supplied new in November 1961 to a Mr. E.M. Crissly of Atlanta Georgia via the New York Jaguar Dealership. Mr. Crissly sold the car after less than a year in 1962 to John Alexander, a resident in San Antonio. From this point onwards the car would remain in the warm climate of Texas until being repatriated to the UK in 2013. Mr Alexander kept the car for 20 years and the third owner, Robert Carter of Houston, had the car for 31 years from 1982 to 2013. This history is validated by a Texas title document and the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Since arriving back in the UK, the car has been treated to a ground up restoration by the Jaguar Specialists, Fullbridge Restorations in Essex which included a bare metal repaint in the car's original colour of Carmen red and all new black trim. This Series I E-Type is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2016 and copies of the Heritage Certificate and Texas title. This is an opportunity to purchase not only the most sought after E-type model - the 3.8 litre, 'flat floor' - but one which has been beautifully restored to the original specification.
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