Lot 234 - 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster
|UK taxes paid
|Sold - £132,160
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 (torsion-bar front/coil-sprung rear) 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 (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the E-Type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and on to 150mph.
Manufactured on 8th June 1962 and then despatched to Jaguar Cars in New York, this E-Type was repatriated to the UK in 2015. Purchased by the current vendor in 2017 he embarked on a total nut and bolt restoration. The car is now finished in Opalescent Grey with contrasting burgundy interior. The paintwork finish is to a high standard as is the leather interior. Still in its left hand drive guise this Series I E-Type would make an ideal car to travel on the continent, offering style and performance. Supplied with a NOVA certificate and the original US title document, this very special Jaguar really does have to be seen to be appreciated.
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