Lot 214 - 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Coupé (3.8 litre)
|Odometer reading||75,671 miles|
|Estimate||£98,000 - £114,000|
|Result||Sold - £113,200|
- Genuine UK right hand drive example
- Restored to a very high quality
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 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. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the bonnet latches moved inside the car, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.
Registered on 28th July 1964, this beautiful E-Type presents in fabulous condition. The car was originally registered in Jersey and has only had two keepers from new. A two year major restoration project took place between 2012 and 2014 resulting in one of the finest E-Types we have seen. The underside of the car is as clean as the top and the panel gaps confirm that the restoration carried out is of the highest quality. Finished in the original colour combination of Opalescent Golden Sand with red leather interior, this genuine UK right hand drive example has to be viewed in person to appreciate the quality.
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