Lot 272 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

Lot 272 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

Lot 272 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

Lot Number 272
Registration 1258 WK
Chassis Number 850437
Engine Number R4637-8
Odometer reading 15,505 miles
Estimate £140,000 - £160,000

Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type 3.8 litre 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 genuine, desirable righthand drive 1962 Jaguar E-Type Roadster has the best specification being fitted with the correct 3.8 litre engine, original gear box and bucket seats. This superb matching numbers car was delivered to its first owner Mr Desmond Egan in Dublin, Ireland before spending many years in France. 1258 WK returned to the UK in 1980 and since that time has covered very little mileage. Over the last two years this roadster has been subject to a complete 'ground up' restoration to the highest of standards to its original specification. Finished in its original shade of special order Jaguar black with red leather interior, this stunning E-Type is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate with expires in August 2016 and a file containing invoices from the restoration, old MoT's verifying how little mileage this car has covered since being imported and the Heritage Certificate showing the original specification when it left the factory. This British icon can only be described as being in exceptional condition throughout and offers the new owner one of the best examples of UK motoring history and, with the continued rise in the value of righthand drive models, this head turner should also prove to be a solid, blue-chip investment for the future.

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.

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