Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner)
Lot 300
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica
Coachwork by Jaguar Racing Panels Registration no. 437 YUJ Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner)
£ 200,000 - 250,000
US$ 260,000 - 320,000

Amended

Goodwood Revival

13 Sep 2014, 14:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

Lot Details
Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner) Fully race prepared, FIA papers,1961  Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica  Chassis no. 876362 Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner)
Fully race prepared, FIA papers
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Lightweight Competition Coupé Replica
Coachwork by Jaguar Racing Panels

Registration no. 437 YUJ
Chassis no. 876362
Engine no. Block Number: 047 (Crosthwaite & Gardiner)

Footnotes

  • Right from the moment deliveries commenced in 1961, the E-Type began to find its way on to the world's racetracks. In the Grand Touring class for production sports cars the E-Type proved competitive right from the start, Graham Hill celebrating the model's racing debut by winning at Oulton Park on 3rd April 1961.

    The elevation of the GT class to Manufacturers' Championship status for 1963 prompted Jaguar to develop a small batch of very special lightweight cars to challenge Ferrari. The FIA's regulations for the Gran Turismo category stipulated that a minimum of 100 cars had to be built, but permitted coachwork modifications, thus enabling Jaguar to claim that its lightweights were standard E-types fitted with altered bodywork. (This is the same loophole exploited by Ferrari to get the limited edition 250 GTO homologated, by claiming that they were re-bodied 250 GTs). In fact, all 12 lightweight E-Types constructed in period were built from scratch with aluminium bodies, though they were invoiced as a new standard road car with additional modifications and numbered in the normal production sequence, albeit with an 'S' chassis number prefix.

    To create the 1963 lightweight version, the E-Type's steel monocoque tub and outer body panels were remanufactured in aluminium and the engine dry-sumped and fitted with an alloy cylinder black, 'wide-angle' head and Lucas mechanical fuel injection, producing in excess of 300bhp. The production four-speed gearbox was used initially before a ZF five-speed unit was adopted towards the end of 1963. '4 WPD', the works development E-Type racer campaigned by John Coombs and driven by Graham Hill, was converted to lightweight specification and served as the prototype.

    The 12 cars built by the factory were intended for the use of competition orientated Jaguar dealers or specially selected private entrants. Two of them, campaigned by Peter Lindner (Jaguar's Frankfurt distributor) and Peter Lumsden, were fitted with a revised, low-drag tail section devised by aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, the man responsible for the standard production E-Type. This move to a more aerodynamic design had been prompted by the fact that although the GTOs had proved beatable on British short circuits, on faster tracks and in events of longer duration they decisively held the upper hand.

    The best result obtained at international level by a low-drag E-Type was achieved by Dick Protheroe's ex-works experimental E-Type racer (the solitary prototype of 1962), which triumphed at Reims in the face of stiff GTO opposition, albeit in a race of only 25 laps. Sadly, the lightweight and low-drag E-Types failed to fulfil their potential in the endurance classics, though the car did prove able to take on and beat the Ferrari GTOs at shorter distances. Today, copies of these rare competition variants are among the most popular and sought after of all E-Type replicas.

    The body/chassis of this lightweight E-Type were constructed by Rod Jay of Jaguar Racing Panels Limited, Nuneaton. It is fabricated entirely from aluminium with strengthening in the sills to give greater rigidity for better handling. The car was constructed by Valley Motor Sport, whose proprietor Nigel Morris is one of this country's foremost specialists in the preparation of E-Types having worked on and built front-running cars for Jon Minshaw, Gregor Fiskin and many others. Recently Nigel has also been working on and sorting out the original lightweight '4 WPD'.

    Built by Valley Motor Sport's sub-contractor, Phil Hepworth, at a cost of approximately £60,000, the wet-sump engine incorporates a Crosthwaite & Gardiner alloy cylinder block and wide-angle head; Cosworth pistons; Arrow steel crankshaft; 3" lip seal; steel flywheel; Weber carburettors, etc. Dynamometer tested by Tim Adams, it produces around 365bhp.

    The car has been built with original components and parts supplied by various recognised specialists including RS Panels, Rob Beere Racing, Custom Cages, B & G Developments and SNG Barratt, while the interior has been trimmed by Suffolk & Turley. '437 YUJ' was built to run in the 50th Anniversary E-Type Challenge but in the event was never used. Built as a front-runner with no expense spared, it is nevertheless perfectly usable. Totally unused since completion, the car is offered with current MoT/tax, V5C registration document, full FIA/HTP papers and photographs documenting the build from day one.

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  • The estimate has been incorrectly printed in the catalogue and should read £200,000 - 250,000. It is published correctly on the online catalogue. Please note this Lot is currently SORN and as such does not have a current tax disc and MOT.
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