1962 Jaguar Type E,
Lot 168
1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series I Roadster Chassis no. 876624
Sold for €51,750 (US$ 65,510) inc. premium

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1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Series I Roadster
Chassis no. 876624
Le vendeur a acheté à un ami cette Type E roadster à conduite à gauche il y a une douzaine d’années. À peu près à la même date, la voiture a été repeinte, le pont arrière a été déposé, le différentiel refait et les bagues métallo-caoutchouc des suspensions changées au Speedwell Garage. De plus, ont été montés une boîte à fusibles et un ventilateur électrique neufs. Le propriétaire a utilisé cette voiture régulièrement, mais peu, au cours de ces douze années en parcourant moins de 5 000 km tout en la faisant régulièrement entretenir par le Garage de la Poste. Finie dans une plaisante combinaison de teintes, bleu foncé et intérieur en cuir crème, ce dernier agréablement patiné, cette belle Type E se présente en bon état général avec sa carte grise française.


‘If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.’ - John Bolster, Autosport.

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 140mph-plus top speed. Its 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 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the 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.
Today, the E-Types graceful lines live on in modern Jaguar sports cars, and there can be little doubt that William Lyons’ sublime creation would feature in any knowledgeable enthusiast’s ‘Top Ten’ of the world’s most beautiful cars of all time.

The vendor purchased this left-hand drive E-Type roadster from a friend of his around 12 years ago. At approximately the same time, the car was re-sprayed, the rear axle removed, the differential overhauled and the Silentbloc suspension bushes renewed at the Speedwell Garage. In addition, a new fuse board and an electric cooling fan have been fitted. The owner has used the car regularly but sparingly over the past 12 years, covering fewer than 5,000 kilometres, during which time it has been serviced regularly by Garage de la Poste.

Finished in the attractive colour combination of dark blue with cream leather interior, the latter nicely patinated, this lovely E-Type is presented in generally good condition and offered with French Carte Grise.
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