1961 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series ISOLD

RM Auctions - Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction - August 16-18

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Estimate: $70,000-$90,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $49,500

265bhp, 3,781cc, dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

In 1961, Jaguar released a successful combination of everything they learned from winning races and from listening to customer input ľ the E-Type. With its monocoque passenger compartment/tail section, tube-framed engine bay and tilting bonnet, it clearly descended from the D-Type, but its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8- liter XK engine (directly from the XK 150S) and compliant suspension made it an ideal two place touring car and replacement for the XK 140 and 150. The first E-Type roadsters proved to be immediate successes. A timeless design, it has been acclaimed as one of the prettiest sports cars ever built. Designed under the guidance of William Lyons, the car was a longer and lower version of Jaguar ĺ s D-Type, a car that is widely regarded as the best looking race car of its time. The 1961 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster offered here is a highly presentable flat floor example finished in red with a tan convertible top and matching tonneau cover. There are 7,816 miles registered on the odometer, which are believed to be the proper mileage accumulated since restoration. The interior is skillfully and attractively finished in red and black; it features the extremely sporty toggle switches and aluminum finish dash and console found only on the early E-Types. With an AM/FM Blaupunkt radio, rollup windows, a luggage rack and proper knock off wire wheels with redline tires, the Jaguar is well equipped. The engine, equipped with its three SU carburetors and properly detailed, is an impressive sight. This E-Type has enjoyed careful maintenance and loving care; it will surely reward its next owner with the excellent performance and timeless good looks that made the E-Type an instant classic over 40 years ago.

Reference Number 10110

as of 6/1/2007

Car 1961 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series I
VIN 876447 
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