3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Outstanding nut-and-bolt restoration by renowned specialist David Ferguson
*Matching numbers example finished in elegant Sherwood Green over Biscuit livery
*Ready for concours judging or vintage car rallies
*Offered with tools, jack, owner's manual, restoration file and Heritage Certificate
THE JAGUAR E-TYPE
Jaguar would make a habit of shocking the automotive world. Sometimes the impact of its cars reached beyond the showrooms and exposition halls to rock popular culture, yet not even Jaguar's founder, Sir William Lyons, could have predicted the impact of the Jaguar E-Type.
When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the new Jaguar stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. Constructed using methods derived from the D-Type sports racing car, the E-Type was a technical marvel. The light and rigid monocoque chassis used the engine itself as a structural part of the car, with the long and sleek bonnet hinged at the front. The headlights were beautifully recessed in the fenders, and covered with contoured Perspex for a free flowing design and improved aerodynamics. The car featured 4-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes all around and a 4-speed manual transmission. The proven XK power plant was carried over from the XK150, and made sure the lithe Jaguar would exceed the 150mph mark.
Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed. With spare parts readily available, a number of marque clubs to join and many driving and concours events to attend, the E-Type is an excellent, widely admired collector car.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
According to its Jaguar Cars Heritage Certificate, this sleek E-Type Coupe first emerged from Jaguar's Coventry workshop on May 15, 1963 sporting cream paint over a tan leather interior. Shortly thereafter, on June 23, it was dispatched to the New York based Jaguar distributor to be united with its first owner, L.C. Berghagen. The new E-Type was completed with a left hand drive steering arrangement, and equipped for the US market. It remains unknown for exactly how long the Jaguar remained in L.C. Berghagen's ownership, but by the early 1980s the car is known to have been owned by a Mr. Peterson of Sun Valley, Idaho, before migrating to California sometime around 1984, where the Montgomery family owned the Jaguar for the next two and a half decades.
Today, this stunning E-Type is fresh from an extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration carried out by noted Jaguar restorer David Ferguson and his company Images Auto Body in Campbell, California. Completely disassembled and mounted on a rotisserie, this elegant Coupe was stripped and repainted in the period correct Jaguar color of Sherwood Green and trimmed in Biscuit hides, a timeless combination that undeniably suits this elegant E-Type. All the bright work has been re-plated and polished, accenting the mirror-like paint beautifully. Cosmetically the E-Type looks exceptional, with outstanding finish and detail throughout.
The original, matching numbers engine has been rebuilt, and fitted with a lightened flywheel and sport clutch for added performance and driver enjoyment. The complex independent suspension system and braking system has been restored as well, giving this slinky sports car performance and handling characteristics to match its handsome cosmetic state.
Accompanying this fine E-Type Coupe is a tool kit, jack, and owner's manual. Additionally, there are service and restoration documents from two previous owners going back to 1984, including service and maintenance receipts. Also included is a CD documenting its recent nut-and-bolt restoration, as well as the Jaguar-issued Heritage Trust Certificate. Few cars can rival the Jaguar E-Type in performance, beauty, and desirability and this particular Coupe is a superb example of one of the most iconic cars of the '60s.