1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523

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Lot 365
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé

Sold for £ 88,860 (US$ 117,289) inc. premium
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé
Registration no. BAD 483B
Chassis no. 861523
*Known ownership history
*Original documents
*Substantial history file
*Circa 73,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • CConceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-Type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in Coupé form. The car caused a sensation - spontaneous applause breaking out at the unveiling - with its instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the Le Mans-winning D-Type sports-racer, 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 preceding XK150. Its engine aside, only in terms of its transmission did the E-Type represent no significant advance over the XK150, whose durable four-speed Moss gearbox it retained.

    With a claimed 265bhp available, E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lbs 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. Taller drivers though, could find the interior somewhat lacking in space, a criticism addressed by the introduction of foot wells (and other, more minor modifications) early in 1962. 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.

    This E-Type's previous owner has known the car since new, knowing all but one of the owners, and has remained a local car, he swapped his new BMW for the E-type in October 1973, and used the car for many years before commencing a long-term programme of complete restoration, which began in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s. It is understood that the engine had been changed under warranty by a Jaguar main agent in 1965. Otherwise, the car is standard apart from an alternator (original dynamo included).

    Restoration bills may be found in the substantial history file together with MoT certificates dating back to 1967, confirming the recorded mileage of circa 73,997 as genuine. Described as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful E-Type Coupé is offered with an old-style logbook, MoT to September 2017, and a V5C registration document.
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1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
1964 Jaguar 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 861523
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