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Landmark Jaguar E-type heads to auction

Published 02 May 2018

A landmark Jaguar E-type is heading to auction. The car is the 100th right-hand drive E-type fixed-head coupé off the line and could fetch between £80,000 and £100,000. It goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ sale on 19 May.

This particular right-hand drive E-type was first purchased on 21 December, 1961, from RB Massey in Hull. The owner cherished the car, but an expanding family necessitated two more seats, so it was part exchanged in 1965 for a Jaguar MkII saloon. The car remained in Yorkshire until 1976 when it was purchased and moved to Glasgow.

The owner’s aim was to restore the car when time and funds allowed. During this time various works were carried out including a colour change to red, but it doesn’t appear to have ever been finished. The E-type was sold on in 2003, during which time the owner returned it to roadworthy condition before selling it to its current owner who has enjoyed it for the past 15 years.

Chassis #860100 is fitted with its original 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine that was sent to VSE Engineering for a full rebuild in 2004. It has only covered 1200 miles since. At the same time as the engine removal, the brakes were rebuilt. The Jaguar was given a full re-trim in tan leather and repaint in Carmen Red later in its current ownership, along with a new fuel tank and a full stainless-steel exhaust.

1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 'Flat Floor ' Coupe (2)

Today, the car has only been used only occasionally for classic car runs and shows. The bodywork is described as solid with no obvious signs of deterioration.

The Jaguar E-type comes with a Heritage Certificate, drivers’ handbook and receipts for work totalling more than £14,000. Also included is the VSE engine rebuild data sheet as well as MoT certificates dating back to 1990, along with a current MoT issued on 15/04/18 with no advisories.

To find out more about the 100th right hand drive Jaguar E-Type 3.8 coupé visit silverstoneauctions.com.

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