Lot 197 - 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster (4.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||23,859 miles|
|Result||Sold - £56,900|
The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 and its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960's motoring. A great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan. The Series I was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961 with the domestic market launch coming four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre six-cylinder XK engine from the XK150’s. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches and are considered rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car with the 3.8 litre engine increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964.
This left hand drive E-Type 4.2 Series I roadster was imported from the US in 2013, where the owner used the car as his daily driver and took care of everything mechanically. The engine started on the button during our visit to the vendor here in the UK and sounded excellent. However, this E-Type would benefit from some investment to the coachwork as, although the body appears to have little or no corrosion, the paintwork does require some attention. The other option is to leave the exterior as it is and adopt the ‘rat’ look which is fashionable these days. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this Jaguar E-type roadster could well prove to be an interesting project.
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