Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £24,000 - £28,000
Registration Number: 707 EAT
Chassis Number: 860720
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.
707 EAT started life as a RHD export model shipped to South Africa where it was reputedly used in competition. Approximately 12 years later the Jaguar was moved to Rhodesia where it remained until in 1977, fearing for its security, the then owner drove it through the night to Cape Town from where it was shipped back to the UK. Apparently car insurance was expensive even then because, on discovering what it would cost to