1966 Jaguar E-Type Coupé 4.2L series ISOLD

AutoSport 2007 Auction, The NEC - Birmingham UK, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Sold: £18,000

The Jaguar E-Type has been raced with outstanding success since the year it was produced finding favour with racing drivers the world over and examples have subsequently been modified well beyond Jaguar's own development programme. It was none other than the late great Graham Hill who achieved its first success at Oulton Park in April 1961, driving for Tommy Sopwith's Equipe Endeavour finishing ahead of Innes Ireland's Aston Martin DB4 GT and Roy Salvadori in another E-Type entered by John Coombs. This incredible debut performance raised people's expectations of the E-Type, but as both teams had discovered, the car was not only fast and beautiful road car, but the basis of a potential front running sports racing car with massive potential.

This 1966 S1 4.2 litre fixedhead is also just such a car, having been successfully been converted from road to race spec the car has competed in many race events, hill climbs, sprints and rallies. Fitted with a Rob Beere cylinder head the engine runs on triple Dell'Orto carburettors and is mated to a close ratio gearbox with Rob Beere twin plate comp. clutch.

The engine and 3:0:7 LSD diff have oil coolers fitted, and brakes are V12 E Type vented front discs and callipers and adjustable Spax shocks make up the suspension. The car also has a full safety devices roll cage fitted some 18 months ago.

A history file that accompanies this original right had drive E Type details its competition career from the last 20 years or so. Finished in silver with a blue central stripe and sitting on Dunlop style peg wheels the vendor states the condition as good. This well presented race car is eligible for many historic events.

Reference Number 5629

as of 1/2/2007

Car 1966 Jaguar E-Type Coupé 4.2L series I