Lot 197 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 Fixedhead Coupé
|Sold - £44,800
- One owner from new until registered in the UK in 2018
- Excellent unrestored example
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. 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. They were so beautiful yet viciously quick in their day and the E-type remains, for many, the ultimate production Jaguar.
This is a totally original, unrestored, lefthand drive example, it had spent all its life in California in one single ownership, from new, until it was imported to the UK and registered here in the present owner’s name. The car has been recommissioned and overhauled mechanically to include new brake/clutch cylinders, new water pump, oil/water filters and all new water hoses. The radiator was flushed and checked and the engine has new plugs. The car has covered a mere 100 miles since the recommissioning. Presented in Signal Red with black leather interior which is in relatively good condition considering this car has not been restored but is certainly ready to be driven and enjoyed. The Series I , two-seater, models of this iconic British sports car are highly sought after and with its 4.2 litre engine, are also extremely useable.
Previous lotLot 196 - 1951 MG TD Mk. I
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