Lot 197 - 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster
|Odometer reading||11,250 miles|
|Estimate||£70,000 - £85,000|
|Result||Sold - £82,636|
The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 to create a combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing. Established as an icon of 1960's motoring and a great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961, with the domestic market launch coming four months later, in July of that year. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburettor, 3.8-Litre, six cylinder XK engine from the XK150's. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches and are considered to be rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the bonnet latches moved inside the car, whilst underneath the bonnet, the engine size increased to 4.2-litres in October 1964.
Rolling off the Browns Lane production line on the 20th January, 1967 it was supplied new by Jaguar Cars of New York and dispatched on the 6th February to first owner Peter S. Criese. This fine, 4.2 litre Series I remained in the United States until it was registered in the UK on the 20th July, 1994. Acquired via a specialist historic race engineers who looked after it for the former keeper for many years and subsequently purchased by its current owner in June 2015. The vendor reports that the car is a very nice usable example that you can jump in and, importantly, have the confidence that you will get to where you want to go. It has been well maintained and comes with a current MoT test certificate with no advisories. Recent work carried out includes a new alternator, anti roll bar and bushes, rear wheel bearings, steering rack mounts, top ball joints, prop shaft universal joints, front callipers and the carburettors have been overhauled. Finished in red with this beautiful E-Type offers the new owner one of the best examples of iconic British motoring history.