1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Specification Competition RoadsterSOLD
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First exhibited at the Geneva Salon in March 1961, the Jaguar E-Type received immediate acclaim from the world's motoring press. Developed from Jaguar's highly successful D-Type, the new car incorporated monocoque construction and independent rear suspension, and was powered by the well known 3.8 litre XK power unit with an output of 265bhp. Maximum speed was 150mph with 0-100 mph acceleration in just over 16 seconds: a true word beater if ever there was one.

By 1961 Jaguar had ceased to take part in motor racing but, ever mindful of the value of this form of publicity, they earmarked the first seven production cars (after Lofty England's car) to be specially prepared for racing according to Factory Project ZP 537/24, a written instuction from Chief Designer Claude Bailly to the Production Department. The seven competition E-Types were mildely modified to incorporate, amongst numerous chamges, a 9:1 compression ratio, lightened flywheel, competition clutch springs and a close ratio gearbox. These seven cars were sold to well knowm owners who would race them, with two going to John Coombs, two to Tommy Sopwiths's Equipe Endeavour, two to the newly formed Peter Berry Racing and the seventh to Sir Gawaine Baillie.

This series one example was fantastically rebuilt to lightweight specification on behalf of the current owner.

Finished in Daytona Violet Blue with black interior, the car is fitted with aluminium bonnet, doors, boot and roof with perspex side windows. The car is fitted with full roll cage, race harnessess, fire extinguisher and a race exhaust system with manifolds, center pipes and rear silencers. The car is currently running with a road exhaust system and the correct Dunlop 'D-Type style' peg wheels.

The 3.8 litre engine is powered by triple 45 DCOE Weber carburrettors and free flow exhaust system. The cylinders have been rebored + 060 + and the cylinder head gas flowed. and the car has the benefit of being cooled by a Kenlowe fan.

The gearbox is a 5 speed Getrag unit with competition clutch plate and limited slip differential and the fuel tank is large capacity alloy example with a filter and twin pressure regulated Bendix fuel pumps.

This car is ready to be used as a very exciting fast road car or as an equally exciting track car, looking fantastic with its white stripped nose and lightweight body.

The history file has a number of old MOT's dating back over three decades as well as some other interesting and period service paperwork and historical material and it also comes complete with the old buff log book and a receipt for the sale of the car in 1970!

An opportunity to purchase one of the most attractive cars ever to be produced and evocative of the original lightweight that dominated sports car racing then and historic racing now.

Reference Number 4135

as of 9/24/2006

Car 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Specification Competition Roadster
VIN 850330 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Options Competition: Rollcage
Interior: Wooden steering wheel 
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