|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Right Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 17 April 2023.
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2023-04-16 00:15:50 | Reno writes:
car on Auction at Shannons.
Lot Location: Brisbane
Reserve Status: Reserve
Chassis Number: 1E1442
Engine Number: 7E76269
Engine Type: 4.2 Litre 6 Cylinder
Body Work: Roadster
Download Pre-Purchase Reports : JAGUAR E TYPE.pdf
Three key elements explain the phenomenal appeal of the Jaguar E-Type. Firstly, to most observers it was gorgeous. Secondly, it cost anywhere between one-third and half the price of other sports cars with similar performance. Thirdly, it had a claimed top speed of 150 miles per hour in an era when most mainstream sedans topped out below 90! These three factors were so overwhelming that the car immediately achieved a kind of hero status. Jaguar founder Sir Williams Lyons certainly achieved some economies in the development phase. It is said that he bet engineer Bob Knight five quid that he couldn’t design an independent rear suspension within a month. Knight did. ‘Bill took out his wallet and handed over the £5 without a murmur,’ said Knight, ‘and I realised that I had £5 and Bill had his independent rear suspension.’ From day one E-Type customers could choose between the delectable droptop and the rakish coupe, the latter of course being swifter. The E-Type has always been the XKE in the North American market to capitalise on its relationship with its XK120, XK140 and XK150 predecessors. The E was the first Jaguar to feature triple carburettors. The model evolved through Series 1 ½ and Series 2 before culminating in the V12-powered Series III with the earlier cars and especially the 1 ½ the most cherished.
Current owner has known car since 1978
Engine and suspension overhauled two years ago
Great opportunity to obtain a partially restored E-Type
How often do we hear this bad luck story? A passionate enthusiast finally stretches the funds to secure the classic car he or she has always yearned for and starts the restoration process. Then for whatever reason funds run short, the car remains unfinished and eventually goes up for sale. But a lot of work has already been done to this fetching E-Type Series 1 ½ roadster, among the most desirable of all E-type variants. A motor trimmer was engaged to fit the seats, upholstery and door skins around 2015. The suspension was totally refurbished in 2018 with all new shock absorbers installed, bushes replaced and bearings plus brakes overhauled. Then in the following year the engine was totally overhauled by a Jaguar mechanic who has since retired. According to the owner, the vehicle has sat more than it should have over the past 15 years, although it was fully registered for the past 10 years and occasionally taken out for a drive. The new tyres have travelled less than 150 kilometres. The car was delivered new in the UK and shipped to Australia in the 1970s. The current custodian has known this car since 1978 when he cared for the E-Type while its owner travelled overseas for two years. So, there’s impressive provenance with this desirable Series 1 1/2 example in the classic red/black colour combination.
2023-06-02 17:27:03 | Anonymous writes:
Car sold for AUD$116,000 plus 5% buyer's premium.