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Lot 376: 1962 Jaguar E-Type S1 Roadster

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

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.This Series 1 roadster is described by the vendor to be in good condition, having benefited from a substantial restoration in 1992. The car was imported from the United States in 1988 and has been with the vendor for the last 10 years. The car is finished in blue with red interior and comes with a substantial file containing bills and receipts for work carried out on the vehicle. A very fine example of this classic British sports car which is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. A Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate is supplied with the car, as well as the German title document.Questa roadster prima serie in ottime condizioni, avendo subito un totale restauro nel 1992. E' stata importata dagli Stati Uniti nel 1988 e l'attuale proprietario la possiede da dieci anni. La carrozzeria blu e gli interni rossi; corredata da tutte le fatture e le ricevute delle spese sostenute. Un certificato della Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust accompagna la vettura.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number376
Estimate£45000-£50000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1962
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Registration numberGerman registered
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Chassis number876695
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