Summary

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

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK

Saturday 10th January 2009

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 fi fties 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 a