Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Roadster

Jaguar’s E-Type debuted to universal applause at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show. Its engine and transmission aside, the E-Type was all new. By the late 1960s, the onslaught of safety and emission regulations began having their way with the E-Type, altering both its appearance and its performance. For this reason, it is the Series I cars, built from 1961 to 1967, that are most highly prized.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida and in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.

265 bhp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, coil spring independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Dan Savinelli, Michael Durovick and Jamey Price

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Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Roadster