Lot 162 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||63,575 miles|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £70,000|
|Result||Sold - £60,000|
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 open headlights, small 'mouth' opening at the front of the bonnet, signal and tail-lights above the bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. It is thought to be one of the more collectable of all E-Types as just 1,942 were made in righthand drive compared to the 72,215 total production. The 4.2 litre engine offered increased power and usability whilst retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars.
This original righthand drive E-Type Series 1½ Fixedhead Coupé was purchase by the vendor’s family in 2006 from the previous owner who acquired the car in 1983. Between buying the car in 2006 and 2009, it was the subject to a cosmetic restoration keeping it in the original colour of Opalescent Silver Blue. Since the restoration, the E-Type has only covered 400 miles having being taken off the road in 2010 and then again in 2012. Recently taken out of storage, this E-type has been fully recommissioned which has included fitting new H/T leads, carrying out an engine service, fitting a new header tank, replace the coolant, fitting a new battery and a full check through for the MoT test. This Series 1½ Fixedhead Coupé, finished in very dark blue leather interior, is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2018, a Jaguar Heritage certificate and a copy of the invoice pertaining to the recent recommissioning work carried out. This is a very good example of the much sort-after righthand drive, desirable Series I½ Coupé.
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.