1962 Jaguar E-Type SI

3.8 Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Britsih Racing Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: 876874
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.
With over £41,000 spent on this car for recent work carried out, it is described