Sold for £54,000
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: FTW 126H
Chassis No: 1R20437
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 road-holding and handling capabilities. The indomitable straight-six XK twin-cam engine supplied abundant power. A continual programme of E-Type development that saw the model metamorphose through three Series. 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.
With current ownership since 1975, this is 1 of just 1,070 right-hand drive examples made. The Series II Fixed Head Coupe displays a credible 77,600 miles and has had just 6 former keepers. 'FTW126H' was subject to an extensive bodywork restoration and repaint in 2018 by F.M Sportscars of Warrington, Cheshire, in its Signal Red. Inside you will find it very original in appearance, albeit replenished with new carpet. Previous work includes upgrades for use with unleaded petrol. Cosmetically much of the brightwork has been the subject of re-chroming and the Coupe also benefits from new wheels plus tyres and is a matching chassis and engine number car. During 1980, the Jaguar was taken off the road (there is a tax disc showing the 1980 date). Presented with its original Green logbook, there is a collection of invoices accompanying for the restoration.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022
Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 9am
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