<I>The ex-Diana Ross</i><BR /><B>1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 4.2 ROADSTER</B>
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The ex-Diana Ross
1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 4.2 ROADSTER
Sold for US$ 220,000 inc. premium

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The ex-Diana Ross
1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 4.2 ROADSTER

Chassis no. 1E14600
Engine no. 7E52408-9 (See text)

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to music icon Diana Ross
*Recently shown at the prominent Salon Privé Concours
*Exquisite restoration in the factory-delivered livery
*Offered with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and original sales invoice



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

On January 19th, 1967, this stunning Series I E-Type first roared to life in Jaguar's Coventry workshop. Fitted with the powerful 4.2-liter XK inline-six and fully synchronized transmission, this left hand drive Open Two-seater was specified in Opalescent Golden Sand over a black leather interior and matching black convertible top. On February 6th, this E-Type Roadster began its voyage to the United States to be united with its first owner - Motown icon Diana Ross.

Named Billboard's Female Entertainer of the Century, given the title of Queen of Motown, the winner of multiple Grammy Awards, recipient of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Soul Train Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame, not to mention many other awards, honors and titles, Diana Ross is without question one of the greatest musical celebrities in history. According to a 2005 interview with The Guardian, when she first "hit the big time", she bought her mother a house and this beautiful E-Type Roadster for herself when she was in her early 20s.
Shortly after officially becoming the star of 'The Supremes', now known as 'Diana Ross and the Supremes', Ms. Ross picked up her new Jaguar E-Type at Falvey Imported Cars, Inc. in Ferndale, Michigan on Halloween of 1967, and paid $6968.15 for the privilege. When searching the internet today, one can find a lovely photo of Ms. Ross posing in front of a Series I E-Type with none less than the Jackson Five! This is believed to be the car on offer here. Specified with a matching hard top, white wall tires and tinted glass, this head turning British Roadster was ideal for the young Motown diva.

More recently, this fine E-type was restored to its original condition, featuring brilliant Opalescent Golden Sand paint over its lithe Roadster bodywork and thoroughly sorted mechanical systems, including a rebuilt engine, rebuilt transmission, Koni shock absorbers, a new wiring harness, and a stainless steel sport exhaust system to better hear the unmistakable bark of the XK engine. It should be noted that the car retains its original body tag. Additionally, the original 3.54 rear differential has been rebuilt with an English 3.07 ratio for increased drivability. Under the front-hinged clamshell hood, an improved radiator and auxiliary electric fan have been installed to aid in cooling this performance car in demanding modern driving situations. The interior has been reupholstered by Suffolk and Turley in its original black leather, however retains its original wood-rimmed steering wheel. It should be noted, that while the cylinder head number matches the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, the engine block number differs. However, the engine block is believed to be of the correct type. After its extensive restoration, this XKE made its debut at the exclusive 2015 Salon Privé Concours d'Elegance held at Blenheim Palace - home to the Duke of Marlborough and ancestral home to Winston Churchill - a fitting venue for this glamorous Jaguar.

With the undeniable good looks of the legendary Series I E-Type and provenance including one of America's great music icons - compounded by the restored condition and striking color - this particular E-Type is quite a unique car. Included in the sale of this well-specified E-Type are the components of the dealer-installed air-conditioning, newly purchased 6-inch chrome triple-laced wire wheels and tires, a copy of the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, and the original sales documents in Diana Ross' name.

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