Lot 209 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster (3.8 litre)
|Odometer reading||8,920 miles|
|Estimate||£125,000 - £150,000|
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, while early sports car 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 (torsion-bar front/coil-sprung rear) rack, 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 (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the E-type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. Aesthetically beautiful yet stunningly quick, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.
This Jaguar E-Type has just undergone some major restoration work and, as such, will present in delightful condition. After recent inspection, we are satisfied the quality of work is being carried out to a very high standard. The bodywork has been taken care of, with many hours of craftsmanship ensuring a good panel fit and paint finish. New seals have been fitted around the doors and windows along with new carpets and aluminium dash panels. Mechanically, she was in pretty good shape however a full service has just been carried out with new brakes and shock absorbers fitted. The bumpers together with the brightwork has been re-chromed resulting in this being a very well sorted example and one to enjoy the summer months ahead. She is supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate and a history folder.