Estimated at £30,000 - £35,000
Registration No: CAU 61H
Chassis No: J70P1R43093BW
Triumphantly unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore thanks to its supercar performance, stunning looks and modest price tag. Early racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped cement the newcomer's reputation. Built as a monocoque with an engine cradling front sub-frame, the E-type's combination of all-round independent suspension and disc brakes allied to rack-and-pinion steering resulted in excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. Introduced in 1968, the Series II cars were distinguishable by their revised bumper and light arrangements. Less noticeable was the increased size of the front air intake that in conjunction with dual cooling fans made the Series II better behaved in hot weather and heavy traffic. With its 4235cc engine developing a quoted 265bhp and 283lbft of torque, it was reputedly capable of nearly 150mph and 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds. The range expanded with a 2+2 derivative joining the coupe and roadster, and evolved through steady stages until the final Series 3 V12s bowed out in 1975.
Repatriated back to the United Kingdom in 1991, this E-Type 2+2 had lived stateside from new and therefore it has now been converted to right-hand drive. Power is supplied by the 4.2 litre engine that is currently displaying c.97,600 credible miles on the odometer; the car has been in long-term previous ownership. According to the chassis plate the suggestion is the car has matching chassis and engine numbers. Wearing wire wheels and what appears to Old English White paint, the specification includes a red leather interior and an automatic gearbox. The rear seats have lap belts and the front seats have fixed 3 point belts. In recent times 'CAU 61H' has had a new battery, the alternator overhauled and has been fitted with a stainless steel exhaust for longevity. Described as 'driving well', the E-type is offered with a V5C document.
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