Lot 162: Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Litre Series 1.5 Roadster
The Jaguar E-Type (UK) or XK-E (US) is one of the definitive British sports cars, manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing swiftly established the model as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan, and in March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in the Daily Telegraph's list of the 100 most beautiful cars of all time. Similarly, in 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958. The Series 1 can be recognised by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small mouth opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear.3.8-litre cars have leather-upholstered bucket seats, an aluminum-trimmed centre instrument panel and console (changed to vinyl and leather in 1963) and a Moss four-speed gearbox that lacks synchromesh for first gear (Moss box). 4.2-litre cars have more comfortable seats, improved brakes and electrical systems, and an all-synchromesh four-speed gearbox. 4.2-litre cars also have a badge on the boot proclaiming Jaguar 4.2 Litre E-Type (3.8 cars have a simple Jaguar badge). Optional extras included chrome spoked wheels and a detachable hard top for the OTS. This fine original right hand drive example, manufactured in 1967, was the subject of a sympathetic full restoration just over three years ago. The car, painted in the extremely attractive dark blue with grey leather interior, also comes with a factory hard top and its original handbook. This iconic example of what must be one of the most sought after models of the marque, is ready for use and equally ready to be enjoyed.
Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend|
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
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