Sold for £47,250
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: EGJ 124J
Chassis No: P1R35884
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. 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.
1 of just 1,040 RHD home-market examples built, this 1970 2+2, in Opalescent Silver Blue, has benefitted from a 'full' bare metal rebuild. The odometer has been re-set post restoration, so it now reads just 2 miles; prior to the restoration the car had covered some 98,000 miles. There was in excess of £20,000 in parts alone. The rebuild included new wheels and tyres, interior trimming in Black Leather, headlining and panels from Aldridge Trimming and a double tinted windscreen, no longer available off the shelf or elsewhere, however, in this case it was custom-made by Pilkington. Some of the upgrades have included a high-torque starter, adjustable shock absorbers and an upgraded handbrake linkage. In the main, mechanical parts were sourced from SNG Barratt. There is a substantial history file with the car, pre and post-rebuild, which includes a photographic record of the aforementioned restoration.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023
An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.
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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am
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