On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by independent road test results that not only recorded a 150mph top speed,
but also 0-60mph and 0-l00mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively.
Fast indeed, and the match of any exotic thoroughbred then available, combined with superb road-holding and remarkable docility.
One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar’s E-Type made immediate headlines on its launch in March 1961.
Here was a sleek and beautiful 150mph car with a competition pedigree that could be bought for just over £2,000 almost half the cost of an Aston Martin or Ferrari.
A direct descendant of the XK120 and competition C and D-Type models that so dominated fifties sports car racing, the E-Type shared its 265bhp 3.8 litre twin-cam straight-six engine with the XK150 ‘S’,
mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on the top three ratios.
Beneath the William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer-styled body, available in either closed or roadster form, the steel monocoque chassis sported
all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, mounted inboard at the back.
On its release on 15 March 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it "the most beautiful car ever made”.
The car we offer is an original LHD 1963 3.8 car.
This matching numbers car still retains its original Moss gearbox and has been subject to a nut and bolt restoration by a Jaguar specialist in Italy in 2015 and arrived in the UK in 2016
with one owner since and only a bit more than 1000 miles.
The car was maintained during that time with invoices proving its recent history and has seen a recent service in February 2020 worth of £5000 in order to make sure it stays in perfect condition.
It is painted in a lovely colour combination of silver with grey leather interior.
UK registered and ready for its new home this is one of the best e-type coupe cars out there.