To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 6 - 7 March 2020. Estimate: $160,000 - $190,000
Presented in its original color combination
Documented by its Jaguar Heritage certificate
Includes owners' manuals, tool kit, jack, knockoff hammer, and factory hardtop
Beneficiary of four-year refurbishment
The Jaguar E-Type’s inherent beauty is legendary, and it is one of a few cars to ever be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Production began in 1961, and its styling, which was the work of Malcolm Sayer and had been overseen by company founder Sir William Lyons, evolved from Jaguar’s Le Mans–winning D-Type race cars. The E-Type’s construction was a multi-tube front end bolted to a steel body shell. The long, low hood and front fenders were one assembly and hinged at the front for unobstructed engine access. Introduced in 1964, the up-sized 4.2-liter inline-six had 265 horsepower and could haul the car from 0–60 mph in 7.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 149 mph—and in incredible style and comfort.
Finished in lovely Primrose over beige, this E-Type is a fine example through and through. According to the car’s Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, the car was built on 27 October 1966 and dispatched on 14 November to the US. There it was sold to its first owner, Mr. Dugan H. Pearce of Farmington, New Mexico, on 10 May 1967. The car is reported to have remained in the state for the subsequent four decades, whereupon it was later registered in the state of Oklahoma. The Jaguar subsequently benefitted from a thorough refurbishment between 2006 and 2010. The work included a repaint in its factory exterior color and a refresh of the interior, as well as installing new Dayton wire wheels and a replacement of the soft top. Soon after, the car was entered in the Texas Hill Country Rally and Bluebonnet Festival. Notably, the car was awarded Best in Class at the inaugural Santa Fe concours.
Today the car includes its owners' manual, service manual, tool kit, jack, knockoff hammer, and matching factory hardtop. Ideal car for local events, rallies, and the typical Sunday drive, this E-Type awaits its next discerning owner.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am20.