Lot 171 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster (4.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||61,650 miles|
|Estimate||£135,000 - £150,000|
The Jaguar E-Type is one of the best known cars in the world. The series one is also considered to be the prettiest of all the models. First introduced in Geneva in 1961, the E-Type took the world by storm and, with its sleek lines, beautiful twin cam straight six-cylinder engine and performance to match, soon became nearly every school boy’s (and adult’s) dream car. 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. 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, all this was allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox, it reputedly enabled the E-type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph.
This Jaguar was dispatched to the USA in September 1966 and repatriated to the UK in September 2014. In 2004 she had an extensive restoration to near concours standard and has benefitted from additional work carried out by the vendor recently, resulting in an E-Type of the highest quality. She has had a full engine rebuild together with the gearbox, carburettors and rear suspension assembly. In addition to this she also has an upgraded water pump and higher velocity radiator and a Kenlowe fan. The Carmen Red paintwork is to a superb standard which is complemented by the black leather interior. With panel gaps that are perfectly uniform, it is easy to describe this Jaguar as magnificent; however viewing is strictly recommended to ascertain the true quality of this E-Type. Having been professionally converted to righthand drive this aesthetically beautiful example is one of the best we have seen. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a Heritage Certificate and current MoT test certificate valid until 17th May 2018 together with a comprehensive history folder, this is an opportunity to purchase a stunning piece of British motoring Heritage.
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