1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupe
Schätzpreis: 28.000 £ - 34.000 £
ca. 45.094 $ - 54.757 $
Zuschlagspreis: n. a.
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 (torsion-bar front / coil-sprung rear) 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' DOHC cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the E-Type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and on to 150mph. Achingly beautiful yet viciously quick, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar. Considered by many to be the purest E-Type form, this original righthand drive, UK supplied E-Type sports the highly desirable 3.8 litre engine mated to its original four speed manual Moss gearbox. It was restored in circa 1980 by the previous-but-one-owner including up-rated brakes and the suspension bushes, new shock absorbers and modern tyres. In fact the enclosed history is extremely comprehensive with the folder divided into sections and a potted history heading up each section. There is also a comprehensive year by year mileage report detailing the major events that took place. These include an engine rebuild in 1984; a re-trim in 1998 with new hubs and chrome wire wheels, new camshafts and carburettors; a complete new exhaust system and new uprated radiator and header tank in 1992. And all this is excluding the extensive service history detailed throughout and the many many other items too numerous to mention that have been built into the natural maintenance schedule. With the interest in fixedhead E-Types really gaining momentum over the last few years, it would not be unfair to suggest that their values are fast approaching those of their drophead cousins. With a full 12 month MoT test certificate, UK V5C and the highly desirable registration included, it is little surprise that Enzo Ferrari exclaimed, when first catching sight of the Jaguar E-Type, that is the most beautiful car in the world.
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