Jaguar Series 1 E-Type
Jaguar’s iconic E-Type enjoyed a very successful production run, beginning with its introduction at Geneva in 1961 and continuing well into the next decade, ending in 1975 before the advent of the XJS. In all, three body styles were available, beginning with the Fixed Head Coupe that was shown at Geneva and continuing with the Open Two Seater, or Roadster, shortly thereafter. The final model, a 2+2 Coupe, was not unveiled until 1965, with two very small seats at the rear, a longer wheelbase and added weight that affected performance. Of the two coupes, the Fixed Head Coupe is widely considered the more desirable of the two, particularly when combined with the desirable features of later Series I cars – a larger 4.2-liter engine, fully synchronized four-speed transmission, covered headlights, toggle switches on the dash, comfortable bucket seats and a center console.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2009 at the Battersea Evolution, London, in January of 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
265 hp, 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine, three SU carburetors, four-speed fully-synchronized manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Harley Owen