Jaguar Series 3 E-Type Roadster
When launched in 1961, the appeal of E-Type transcended the automotive world. So highly regarded were its' inherent rightness of proportion, stance, and purity of line, it was installed as an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It remains in their permanent collection to this day.
The iconic E-Type set new standards in automotive design and performance when it was introduced in 1961. Its' influence is still apparent in Jaguar’s modern range: cars that offer a peerless blend of performance, comfort, cutting-edge technology and award-winning design.
The E-Type’s perfectly proportioned bodywork was the work of Malcolm Sayer, an aeronautical engineer by training who also applied his aerodynamic expertise in shaping the earlier Le Mans-winning C and D-Type racers.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London and in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
292 bhp, 5,343 cc DOHC V-12 engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension via upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension via coil springs, lower wishbones and radius arms, and four-wheel power assisted disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,667 mm.
Sources: Jaguar press and RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel and Tim Scott