Lot 227 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||63,768 miles|
|Estimate||£54,000 - £64,000|
|Result||Sold - £72,800|
- Recent body restoration
- Entered from a private collection
- Was in long term storage
Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was nothing short of a revelation. With its heady blend of supercar performance, breath-taking 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 subframe 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 and 260lbft of torque. 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. The E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.
This lovely, home market, right hand drive, 1966 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé has recently had over £87,000 spent on recommissioning, body repairs and painting. Purchased by the owner in 2016 after being in long term storage, the last MoT test certificate was in 1999 and shows the mileage then to be 63,085 miles. It is believed the car had some restoration work carried out in 1979 when the colour was changed from red to dark blue, and the engine was rebuilt in 1985. Now finished in Gunmetal Grey the restorers retained the original maroon leather seats, which are in good condition, but replaced the headlining and carpets. This lovely E-Type Coupé is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2023 and a file containing old invoices and MoT test certificates from the mid 1980’s to 1999. The E-Type Jaguar is regarded to be one of the prettiest sports cars from the 1960’s, as said by Enzo Ferrari, and good examples remains as sort after in today’s market.
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