1964 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series ISOLD

COYS - Ragley Hall auction - Sunday 9th September 2007

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Estimate: £32,000-38,000

Sold: £32,331

One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar's E Type made immediate headlines on its launch in March 1961. Here was a sleek and beautiful 150mph car with a competition pedigree that could be bought for just over £2,000, almost half the cost of an Aston Martin or Ferrari. A direct descendant of the XK120 and competition C and D Type models that so dominated Fifties sports car racing, the E Type shared its 265bhp, 3.8 litre twin-camshaft, straight-six engine with the XK150 S, mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on the top three ratios. Beneath the William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer-styled body, available in either closed or roadster form, the steel monocoque chassis sported all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, mounted inboard at the back.

Believed to have been built seven or eight years ago, this beautifully presented Jaguar was created using the running gear from an E Type 2+2 donor vehicle and a brand new monocoque and body from well-known specialist Martin Robey. Its correct early E Type 3.8 litre specification includes the engine and ancillaries, Moss gearbox and bucket seats. Finished in Carmen Red with red interior and black hood, this car is offered in excellent condition and comes with V5 registration document, past MoT test certificates and a current one valid to September 2008. An inexpensive way to enjoy early model E Type motoring.

Reference Number 12688

as of 8/31/2007

Car 1964 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series I
VIN 8613