Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028

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Lot 15
Property of a deceased's estate
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)
Registration no. MAS 648 Chassis no. 860028

Sold for £ 115,000 (US$ 141,186) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)
Registration no. MAS 648
Chassis no. 860028
*The 28th of 175 right-hand drive 'flat floor' coupés
*Present ownership since 2002
*Professional full restoration in 2002
*Used sparingly since completion

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1961, the E-Type caused a sensation when it first appeared, with instantly classic lines and a top speed of 150mph. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed, but whatever the installed horsepower the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed considerably less than the preceding XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the racing D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. 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.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. But of all the versions of Jaguar's long-lived and much-loved sports car, it is the very early 'flat floor' 3.8-litre cars built prior to January 1962 which, for many enthusiasts, remain the most desirable.

    The 28th of only 175 right-hand drive 'flat floor' coupés made, this rare early E-Type left the factory in November 1961 finished in Gunmetal metallic with red trim, and was first owned by a Mr E M Miller of London SW7. Its late owner purchased the car from The E-Type Centre, Chilcote, Staffordshire in November 2002 (purchase receipt on file). Previously registered 'EMM 8', the car had been fully restored by The E-Type Centre immediately prior to delivery, as evidenced by their accompanying photographic record (perusal recommended). A bare-metal re-spray was carried out as part of the restoration and the following upgrades fitted: Kenlowe cooling fan, electronic ignition, Coopercraft 4-pot brake callipers with Kevlar pads, stainless steel exhaust system, Thatcham Category 1 alarm, Polybushes front and rear, halogen headlamps, door mirrors, chromed wire wheels, alternator conversion, and a Series 2 brake servo conversion (detailed invoice on file). It should be noted that this car now has foot wells (it is assumed that the original flat floors were replaced during the restoration).

    Following the completion of the restoration, the E-Type was used sparingly and for most of the last 16 years has been kept inside a Carcoon when not in use. It should also be noted that 'MAS 648' has not seen much use of late and as such will require some sympathetic restoration and cosmetic re-commissioning before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of invoices and correspondence relating to its previous ownership; numerous bills for parts and servicing; JDHT Certificate; three MoTs (most recent expired 2005); an old-style V5C Registration Certificate; and the aforementioned restoration records.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
Property of a deceased's estate,1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Coupé (see text)  Chassis no. 860028
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