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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Roadster

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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: roughly half the cost of a comparable 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. On offer today is perhaps one of the finest E-Types we have seen. Originally produced in 1962, this car was off the road for almost 30 years until the previous owner demanded the best E-Type at any cost. Classic Coach Builders in Sittingbourne, Kent, regarded as one of the UK's leading restorers with over 20 years experience were commissioned with creating this E-Type. The car was finished to a concours conditions with notable upgrades. The 6 cylinder 3.8 litre engine was completely overhauled and up rated to fast road spec by VSE in Wales, again, noted as the best in their field. The engine feed through triple Webers with upgraded brakes fitted with larger calipers to reign in the performance. Other enhancements at the time included an aluminim radiator and additional cooling which makes summer city driving possible. The interior was completely refurbished and finished in biscuit connolly leather. The current owner purchased the car from our Coys Blenheim Palace auction in 2006, and has subsquently formed part of a large collection, and therefore, as imagined has been cared for by the owners mechanics to a meticulous degree. Offered for sale for the first time in 13 years, this stunning Jaguar has all the charms that E-Type as to offer.
View 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Roadster on www.coys.co.uk for further details.

Reference Number 5387

as of 3/23/2019

Car 1962 Jaguar E-Type
VIN 860273 
Exterior / Interior Color      Black /      Cream 
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