Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Primrose Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

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-l00mph 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. 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