1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Litre Fixedhead CoupeSOLD
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Estimate: £11000 - £15000

Sold: £11,725

On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by independent road test results that not only recorded a 150mph top speed, but also 0-60mph and 0-l00mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively; fast indeed, and the match of any exotic thoroughbred then available, combined with superb road-holding and remarkable docility.

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.

Rolling of the Jaguar production line in 1964 this 3.8 litre fixedhead coupe is finished in red with a black leather interior. This matching numbers car is supplied with a V5 document, road fund licence valid until April 2010, a current MoT valid until March 2010 along with past MoT certificates, a heritage certificate and invoices totalling £7,000 with recent work carried out including a brake rebuild and rear axle removal.

An opportunity to purchase one of the most attractive cars ever to be produced, this car represents excellent value for money for anyone looking to purchase a Series 1 E-Type.

Reference Number 43469

as of 5/12/2009

Car 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Litre Fixedhead Coupe
VIN 861685 
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