Lot 191 - 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster (4.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||21,265 miles|
|Estimate||£85,000 - £95,000|
- UK supplied, manual car
- Matching numbers
- Very original
Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore. Its combination of supercar performance, superb styling and a low-price tag left rivals reeling and customers clamouring. 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, it reputedly enabled the low-slung two-seater to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. While any E-Type roadster is desirable, the lithesome free-revving 3.8 litre cars enjoy a particularly exalted status; however, the later Series I, 4.2 litre was a better engine.
Coming from a large private collection and long-term ownership, the Jaguar E-Type on offer here is a genuine UK supplied, matching numbers, manual gearbox car. Unusual in the vendor’s collection, he has held onto this car for the past twenty years and is now only selling to free up money and space for a new project. Maintained by both his own two full time mechanics and Malcolm Collinson Restorations in Farnham, Surrey, the car has wanted for nothing and always been dry stored in his purpose built, carpeted 60 car garage. Described as the only one of his cars his wife actually enjoys going out in, the 4.2 litre Series I car is known in E-Type circles as being the best balance in terms of drivability, comfort and looks. The vendor reports the car to run and drive very well and is torn at the idea of moving it on to a new custodian, but has decided to let it go and be enjoyed by someone else.
Supplied with a V5C registration document, maintenance and service handbook, many MoT test certificates and invoices for work carried out by Malcolm Collinson. The best E-Type, in the best specification and from a long term, loving home. What more could a passionate new E-Type owner ask for?
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