W ekstraklasie najwspanialszych klasyków wciąż jest wyborem najtańszym. Uzyskane 123200 euro (ok. 505,6 tys. PLN wraz z prowizją domu aukcyjnego) za egzemplarz pierwszej serii to w portfelach liczących się kolekcjonerów wciąż drobne. Jaguar E-Type S1 Roadster zaszokował odbiorców podczas debiutu w 1961 roku i działa na wyobraźnię do dziś. Jest zmysłowy, miękki w liniach, wywodzi się z tradycji wozów wyścigowych. W głębokiej czerwieni i z czarną skórą wygląda fenomenalnie.
23 May 2015
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster
To be auctioned on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sold for €123.200
Chassis no. 881188
Engine no. RA 5862-9
Body no. R 8033
265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with three SU carburettors, five-speed Getrag manual transmission, independent front suspension with double wishbones, torsion bars, and a sway bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, double wishbones, and a sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,440 mm
Desirable Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster
Upgraded five-speed transmission
Well-maintained older restoration
Jaguar’s E-Type was an immediate hit, from its introduction at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show until its end in 1974. Autocar said it was a “breakthrough in design of high-performance vehicles”. At its New York introduction a month later, Road & Track called it “every bit as exciting as the XK120 was” at its 1948 debut, whilst Car and Driver succinctly remarked that it was “sensual and elemental”.
This was the first Jaguar not designed by William Lyons but rather Malcolm Sayer, an aircraft engineer turned car designer who had worked on the C-Type and D-Type Jaguars and who would later design the XJ13 racing prototype and the XJS coupé. The E-Type’s theme could be described as voluptuous minimalism, as the car had shapely curves and was almost devoid of ornamentation. In place of a grille, Sayer used a simple oval air inlet that had been bisected by a thin chrome bar. Its bumpers were similarly slight, whilst the headlights were covered in Plexiglas nacelles, which was an aircraft-inspired touch that is still much-loved by purists.
Whilst little is known of the early history of this Series 1 E-Type, it is known that the car was fully restored in 2006. It was subsequently imported into Europe from the United States and has resided there in a prominent collection. This desirable covered-headlamp example looks stunning in its classic red over black leather colour scheme, and its owner has described it as being every bit as nice as the day it was restored. The Jaguar has been driven less than 3,000 kilometres since its restoration, and it would surely make for an excellent touring car, with its upgraded five-speed Getrag gearbox. For additional driving comfort, larger wheels with 205/70×15 tyres have also been equipped.
The E-Type was a remarkable achievement in engineering and design when it first debuted, and this beautiful example carries on the proud Jaguar tradition some 50 years later.