Lot 318 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Series I 4.2 litre Coupé

Lot 318 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Series I 4.2 litre Coupé

Lot 318 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Series I 4.2 litre Coupé

Lot Number 318
Registration KOP156E
Engine Number 7E51919-9
Odometer reading 46,821 km
Estimate £38,000 - £42,000

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. 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, it reputedly enabled the E-type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph aesthetically beautiful yet viciously quick, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.

This E-Type has recently been repatriated to the UK and given a clean bill of health by a specialist mechanic and as such has just passed an MoT. The white coachwork is in good order although not perfect however, the leatherette interior is virtually unmarked. We are advised she drives with no known faults and the engine runs with good oil pressure, the automatic transmission operated correctly on our short test drive. This lefthand drive Jaguar is a matching numbers example and is a perfectly useable Jaguar, with E-Type prices increasing significantly of late, KOP156E could prove to be a sound investment. Supplied with a V5 registration document.

 

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