1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394

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Lot 265
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham

Sold for £ 107,900 (US$ 150,697) inc. premium
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham
Registration no. LYG 5K
Chassis no. 1S50394
*Comprehensively upgraded and improved
*Combining classic elegance with the best of modern technology
*Breathtaking performance
*Fully documented build

Footnotes

  • One of the biggest names in the classic Jaguar world, Beacham first caught the motoring public's imagination back in the late 1980s when the company, based at Hawke's Bay in New Zealand's North Island, began offering its comprehensively restored, re-engineered and updated Jaguar Mark 2 saloons. Since then Dr Greg Beacham's company has expanded its activities to include restoration and upgrades for the Jaguar XK150, Aston Martin DB4, various Rolls-Royce and Bentley models and, of course, the immortal E-Type.

    Automotive technology does not stand still and today, more than half a century since the E-Type's launch, there is a growing market for improved versions of this iconic model combining its beautiful classic looks with modern performance, handling and comfort. Beacham's approach is to build the engine, driver train and running gear of the Jaguar XKR sports car into an original E-Type bodyshell, that offered here being from a right-hand drive Series III V12 coupé.

    Acquired by the immediately preceding owner in 2008, the E-Type was despatched to Beacham for transformation and was delivered at the end of 2012, since when it has covered only some 4,500 miles. The history file contains a full photographic record of every stage of the build process. This car has the most powerful of the three XKR engine options, the 4.2-litre 400bhp supercharged V8, which drives via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The exhaust system is stainless steel. Performance is restrained by ventilated discs on all four wheels, with alloy four-pot AP Racing callipers at the front and ABS. Suspension is independent all round, up-rated with Evo adjustable shock absorbers, progressive springs and Nolathane bushes. Ride height is adjustable and the car rolls on 7" chromed wire wheels shod with 225/60x16 W-rated Pirelli tubeless tyres. There is electric power assistance for the rack-and-pinion steering.

    The current owner purchased the car in 2015, however lack of garage space after a recent acquisition has forced the sale. Since then it has been to Racing Green (the authorised Beacham dealer) where some £6,000 was spent on various works including repairing the fuel pump and relining the fuel tank. The car has also been MoT'd, and we are advised that it works perfectly apart from the airbag light remaining on.

    A truly modern driving experience combined with unparalleled classic good looks, this expertly upgraded E-type Roadster is offered with the aforementioned photographic record of the build and its associated invoices; current MoT certificate; an old-style logbook; and a V5C registration document. Being made before 1st January 1975, it is, of course, exempt from UK road tax.
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1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre V8 Supercharged Roadster by Beacham  Chassis no. 1S50394
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