Lot 206 - 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|£38,000 - £46,000
- Subject to full restoration in 1996/97
- Original California car converted to right hand drive
- Manual example
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, rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. The Jaguar E-Type Series I 2+2 was designed to be a more practical version of the legendary E-Type, with a longer wheelbase and additional interior space. It was produced from 1966 to 1967, and it featured a 4.2 litre inline-six engine that produced 265 horsepower. One of the most notable features of the Jaguar E-Type Series I 2+2 is its sleek and timeless design. The car has a long, flowing hood and a low-slung profile that gives it a sense of speed and power.
This example presented in a shade of British racing green was first registered in 1967 and shipped to the US in Green where we believe it spent most of its live bathing in the California sun. Imported in 1991 the car was subject to a full body restoration and conversion to right hand drive in 1996/97. The car was stripped to the chassis, had the 4.2 litre engine fully rebuilt and was fully retrimmed to a very high standards all of which can be seen in a workbook of photos detailing the start through to the finish. Now red the car has remained continuously on the road but in 2007 it was decided a colour change was desired by the then owner back to its original colour, after consideration the red coachwork which was looking tired was changed to a deep shade of British Racing Green a colour that suits the car well and softens the lines of the more practical 2+2 body. Practicality was a reason for our vendors purchase in 2020, at 6ft 6 his desire for a series I E-type had to be matched by the body that allowed him to fit in…. the 2+2 is perfect for this accommodating the taller gentleman or lady and thus enabling a dream purchase to come true. Since his purchase the car has been in his words a fabulous drivers example and maintained regardless of cost while sat next to his Alvis. Maintained by Frampton Garage the car has recently had a new fuel tank and just a few years ago gad a new clutch and flywheel, starter motor and a new electronic fuel pump, it has also just been treated for a new owners confidence to an MoT certificate.
Offered with a photographic restoration booklet, countless invoices and recent invoices and MoT’s coupled to the V5 registration document. A true drivers car, practical especially for those taller but equally with more space will carry four comfortably and has that desirable series 1 design coupled to the 4.2 litre engine. An older restoration that is in very good usable condition, presenting well this is a get in and drive car….so get in and drive! Consignor Mathew Priddy
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