COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: 677 XKX Chassis Number: 861601
The Series 1 Jaguar E-Type was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961.The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre 6-cylinder Jaguar XK engine from the XK150S. The first 500 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches. The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form and as a convertible. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made” Further praise came in March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in Daily Telegraph list of the "100 most beautiful cars" of all time. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.
This 1964 Series I coupe is finished in p