1966 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series ISOLD
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Estimate: £30,000-36,000

Sold: £39,758

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-cam 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.

This example was originally exported to Sweden new by the Browns Lane factory on 25th May 1966 as described by the enclosed Heritage Certificate. It was then imported back to the United Kingdom in 1981. Latterly, during the period of 1997 to 1999, the car was the subject of a comprehensive body and mechanical rebuild. It was this time that it was converted from left to righthand drive. It is still in pristine condition having covered just 5,000 miles since its completion. A number of improvements have been attributed to this car most importantly a tubular stainless steel exhaust manifolds and stainless steel exhaust system as well as four-pot callipers and ventilated front discs all surrounded in 6½" chrome wire wheels.

She comes complete with a fully documented history file including a photographic body rebuild, a Jaguar/Daimler Heritage certificate and VSE engine rebuild sheets and invoices. It should also be noted that not only does this represent an extremely fine example of Jaguar's iconic E-Type but that the cherished registration, E2233, is also included in the sale.

Reference Number 4129

as of 9/24/2006

Overview
Car 1966 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 3.8L series I
VIN 1E 12882 
Exterior / Interior Color      White 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Options Exterior: Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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