"Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was nothing short of a revelation. With its heady blend of supercar performance, breathtaking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left rivals reeling and customers clamouring. Early sportscar racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori, amongst others, helped cement its reputation. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model's combination of all-round independent suspension rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a 'straight port' double overhead camshaft cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Aesthetically beautiful yet stunningly quick, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.
This Jaguar E-Type 2+2 coupé is a genuine UK supplied righthand drive example. In the 1970s the car was exported to Canada and was repatriated to the UK in 2016. Benefitting from a recent full bare metal respray as well as an engine and automatic gearbox rebuild, a new exhaust system has also been fitted in the last couple of weeks, this E-Type has a huge history file dating back to the 1970s. Finished in a great colour combination of Carmen Red with black interior the car has covered minimal mileage since the work was carried out. This matching numbers example is supplied with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until April 2020. Sitting proudly on wire wheels, this Series I 2+2 fixedhead coupé is elegant, classic and effortless to drive."