Among the greatest of all post-war sports cars, Jaguar’s E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch in March 1961. A direct descendent of the aerodynamic C and D-Type models that so dominated 1950s sports car racing, its 3.8-litre twin cam engine produced 265bhp and was mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox. Beneath the beautiful William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer-styled body, available in coupe or roadster form, the steel monocoque chassis sported all independent suspension mounted on detachable sub-frames using double coil springs, dampers and swing arms at the rear with torsion bars and wishbones at the front. Brakes were discs all round, mounted inboard at the back.
October 1964 saw the debut of the 4.2-litre model; apart from the capacity increase from 3,781cc to 4,235cc and improved torque but the same power, it boasted a new all-synchromesh gearbox, improved brakes and reshaped seats, an alternator and a leather-faced rather than aluminium dashboard.
This enchanting original Roadster is reported to have covered 28,000 miles in total and consequently is said to be in good to excellent condition throughout.
Thought to be a two owner car from new, it was purchased in Florida by the current owner two years ago. The owner informs us the British Racing Green paint work was completed just two years ago and is first class, with a contrasting black hide interior.
Still one of the most revered and recognisable classics of all, this wonderful E-Type offer an almost unparalleled opportunity to enjoy one of the most famous classic sports cars of all time.
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|Auction||Blenheim Palace July 2015|
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