Lot 347 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Estimate||£60,000 - £70,000|
|Result||Sold - £61,600|
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. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only in March 1961, the cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre six cylinder XK engine from the XK150S. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964, although there was never a fixed specification for this unofficial model, the Series I½, can be recognised by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small 'mouth' opening at the front, signal and tail-lights above the bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. The 4.2 litre engine offered increased power and usability whilst retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars.
This stunning E-Type manufactured in 1966 is the more desirable and usable 4.2 litre Series I variant and has recently benefitted from a restoration. Work included a respray and engine and gearbox overhaul. Further work included a rebuilt rear axle with new discs, brake pipes, pads and shock absorbers. Brakes were also overhauled along with a new stainless steel exhaust fitted and new chrome wire wheels fitted at each corner and new rubbers. The car is resplendent in red with a beautifully trimmed biscuit interior. Two large files of bills accompany the car from specialists such as SNG Barret and Martin Robey detailing parts and work for the restoration as well as an MoT certificate valid until May 2017 and a V5 document.
Beautifully finished and highly usable, this Series I E-Type offers practicality and desirability in 1 complete package.
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