1969 Jaguar E-Type SI

Series 1.5 4.2 Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £40,000 - £50,000
Registration Number: TAB 26F
Chassis Number: 1E1957
On its Geneva Show debut in March 1961 the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation. The promise of its looks was confirmed by a 150mph top speed, and 0-60 and 0-100mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively. This car was fast indeed, however the outright speed was combined with superb road holding and remarkable docility. One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar’s E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch; here was a sleek and beautiful car with a competition pedigree that could be bought for just over £2000, around half the cost of a comparable Aston Martin or Ferrari.
In October 1964 the 3.8 litre model was superseded, with the engine capacity increased from 3,781cc to 4,235cc. Although power remained the same, torque and driveability were improved. It boasted Jaguar’s own all-new synchromes