COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: WVS 980 Chassis Number: 885507
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 0-100mph 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; 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 engi