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Lot 153A - 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Litre “Flat Floor” Roadster

ESTIMATE €120,000- €140,000

Auction Legende et Passion Monaco 2018

Lot Details

Lot Number 153A
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 885491
Year 1962
Make Jaguar
Model E-Type 3.8 Litre “Flat Floor” Roadster

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Description

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The newcomer’s design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure, while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor ‘S’ unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150.

An optimistic 265bhp was claimed, but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. Taller drivers though, could find the interior somewhat lacking in space, a criticism addressed by the introduction of foot wells (and other, more minor, modifications) early in 1962. But of all the versions of Jaguar’s long-lived and much-loved sports car, it is the very early ‘flat floor’ 3.8-litre cars built prior to February 1962 which, for many enthusiasts, remain the most desirable.

One of some 400 right-hand drive ‘Flat-Floor’ roadsters made, of which around 170 are estimated still to exist, this beautiful example is described to be in very good all-round condition.


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