Lot 188 - 1968 Jaguar Series I E-Type (4.2 litre)
|£85,000 - £105,000
- Restored example
- Matching engine, gearbox and chassis
Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type 3.8 litre 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. 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 rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. 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.
This beautifully presented Series I roadster is finished in Gunmetal Grey with black leather interior, it has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration process with a renowned E-Type specialist to a very high standard. All new trim complements the bare metal respray on what can be considered one of the most desirable E-Type's with gorgeous Series I body and the later 4.2 litre engine. Originating from St Louis, Missouri, this example is as per its supplied heritage certificate and is a fully matching numbers example. Offered in its original left hand drive guise as the vendor feels it is the perfect car for the continent and can be converted to right hand drive, for a fixed price of £4,000, should the new owner wish. Supplied with a NOVA number with all taxes paid, this example is awaiting its first registered UK keeper which could be you! This example justifies Enzo Ferraris comment that the Jaguar E-Type was the most beautiful car in the world.
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