The E-Type was initially designed as a rear-wheel drive Grand Tourer in two-seater Coupé form, and as a two-seater Convertible. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made".
The Series 1 cars, which are by far the most valuable, essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8 litre engines and non-synchromesh transmissions, and those made between 1965-1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10%, added a fully synchronised transmission, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the prior generator, an electrical system switched to negative ground, and other modern amenities, all while keeping the same classic Series 1 styling. The 4.2 litre Series 1 E-Types also replaced the brake booster of the 3.8 litre with a more reliable unit.
This Jaguar E-Type 4.2 series 1 Fixed Head Coupe is presented in opalescent silver grey with red Connolly leather interior. This car is a RHD manual example with matching numbers, and is fitted with a Webasto sliding roof.
The car is in excellent condition as it has been subject to a complete professional restoration, including a bare metal paint job. The restoration cost was approximately £60,000, and the car comes with all the bills to show this. It was also fitted with new wire wheels and tyres, plus a removable original steering wheel. All supplier invoices are also with the car.
The history file includes ownership history, some old MoT certificates, and some service history. The car has had 4 owners and come complete with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The vendor has owned the car for 3 years and it is only being sold due to the fact that he can no longer drive it because of ill health.
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