Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster 1967 – UK

E-Type to prawdziwa legenda brytyjskiej marki, wyznacznik smaku i statusu właściciela, o rozpoznawalnej na pierwszy rzut okaz klasycznej, wyścigowej linii. Jaguar E-type pojawił się na rynku w 1961 roku i od razu stał się hitem, nie tylko przez swój design, ale i osiągi. Nieprzeciętne możliwości zapewniał silnik, jak i zaczerpnięte z wozów wyścigowych zawieszenie. Stylistyka jego nadwozia doceniona została nawet przez Enzo Ferrari, który nazwał Jaguara najpiękniejszym samochodem, jaki wyprodukowano. W 1964 roku wraz z wprowadzeniem silnika o pojemności 4,2-litrów, zmieniono skrzynię biegów samochodu, na bardziej przyjazną użytkownikowi – zsynchronizowaną. Oprócz plakietki „4.2”, najważniejsze ulepszenia znajdują się pod karoserią oraz w zmienionej aranżacji wnętrza. I właśnie taki ulepszony, wyprodukowany w 1967 roku roadster pierwszej serii, z kierownicą po lewej stronie, wystawiony został na aukcji domu Bonhams. Wykończony w oryginalnym zestawieniu kolorystycznym i w doskonałym stanie, po duzym remoncie mechanicznym, wyceniony został na 80 – 120 tysięcy funtów, czyli około 380 – 570 tysięcy złotych.


Lot 218N
Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. 1E 15510
£80,000 – 120,000
PLN 380,000 – 570,000

Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia
6 Dec 2017, 14:00 GMT


1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 1E 15510

*Arguably the most desirable E-Type variant
*Imported from the USA via the Netherlands
*Left-hand drive
*Extensive recent refurbishment
*Registered in Guernsey

Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type (XKE in the USA) caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. While, inevitably, the car’s stupendous straight-line performance and gorgeous looks grabbed the headlines, there was a lot more to the E-Type beneath the skin.

The newcomer’s design owed much to that of the racing D-Type. Indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor. Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type’s performance did not disappoint: firstly, because it weighed around 500lb 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.

Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward sub-frame that supported the engine. At the rear the E-Type’s suspension broke new ground for a large-capacity sports car, being independent at a time when most of its major rivals relied on the traditional live rear axle. Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels; those at the rear being mounted inboard alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight.

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. The latter was replaced when the 4.2-litre engine was introduced on the Series 1 in October 1964, a more user-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox and superior Lockheed brake servo forming part of the improved specification together with the bigger, torquier engine. Apart from '4.2′ badging, the car’s external appearance was unchanged, but under the skin there were numerous detail improvements, chiefly to the electrical and cooling systems, and also to the seating arrangements. Top speed remained unchanged at around 150mph, the main performance gain resulting from the larger engine being improved flexibility.

Today, the E-Type’s 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.
Manufactured in 1967, this left-hand drive 'Series 1′ roadster was imported from California to the Netherlands before returning to the UK. It has only recently (October 2017) returned from an extensive mechanical and electrical overhaul undertaken by Jaguar specialists WinSpeed Motorsport of Guildford (see bill for circa £7,000 on file). Finished in its original colour scheme and presented in wonderful condition, the car is offered with Guernsey registration papers.