1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348
Lot 55
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé
Sold for £ 92,220 (US$ 122,467) inc. premium

Lot Details
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 860 348
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé
Registration no. JSO 580
Chassis no. 860 348
*Original right-hand drive, UK-supplied car
*Un-restored and unmolested
*Dry stored for the last 17 years
*Requires re-commissioning

Footnotes

  • Conceived 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. Aerodynamically, the Coupé was superior to the Roadster and a more accomplished Grande Routière, enjoying a marginally higher top speed and the considerable convenience of a generously sized luggage platform accessed via the side-hinged rear door.

    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 'Series 1' E-Type coupé is an original right-hand drive UK-supplied car that retains matching chassis, engine, and registration numbers. An un-restored example which has been part of an East Sussex private collection since 2000 and has been garage stored, unused since acquisition. Gentle re-commissioning will be required before it returns to the road. Offered with a V5 registration document, 'JSO 580' represents an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an un-restored and unmolested Series 1 E-Type coupé.
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