- Ultra-competitive, victory-voracious vehicle
- Eligible for vintage racing
- Thoroughgoing preparation by top Jaguar specialist Francis Trichet
This E-type Jaguar - a desirable 3.8L Series 1 Coupé - has been prepared for racing by Francis Trichet and is eligible for vintage events. The 350hp engine is equipped with a crankshaft made in one piece; cast iron pistons and track rods; a 'wide-angle' cylinder-head; three Weber 48 carburettors; a special stainless steel exhaust manifold; an oil radiator; two Facet electric pumps; a 55-amp alternator; and a competition starter. It has an AP Racing twin-plate clutch; a Jaguar synchromesh 4-speed gearbox; and two self-locking rear axles. The suspensions and front-assisted brakes consist of racing car components.
As for the coachwork: the floors and openings are in aluminium, and the front faux chassis is new. The car is equipped with a lithium-ion battery; an FIA-approved 120-litre petrol tank; two Sparco bucket-seats; two Sabelt four-point safety-harnesses; and two sets of Dunlop cast magnesium wheels (7in front, 7½in rear). The car was completely dismantled then restored to optimum condition by Francis Trichet after every race. It is ready to compete - and to win: this is an ultra-powerful race car, where everything, down to the smallest detail, has been transformed for racing - in the context both of maximum weight-reduction and conformity to FIA regulations. The estimate is extremely attractive, given that the cost price for this Jaguar sports car would be around300,000.
The car successfully competed in several prestige vintage events between 2008-13, including the Le Mans Classic on three occasions. It has an FFSA Historic Technical passport, and its detailed history and results are available in the dossier.