The Jaguar E Type was introduced to the public at the Geneva Motor show in 1961 and had an instant impact – Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”.
The E Type was in production until 1975 but underwent some changes along the way. The Series 1 was produced until 1968 (whereby all cars built in 1968 are unofficially called series 1 ½). The series 2 was built from 1968 until 1971 incorporating changes demanded by the American authorities which were mainly the uncovered headlights bigger tail lights and higher rear bumpers. For the series 3 the XK engine was replaced by the V12 5.3 litre engine and the car gained a few inches and weight.
The car that we are offering for sale is a so called ‘series 1 ½’ with the uncovered head lights but still with the series 1 toggle switches, rear lights and bumper.
The car comes with an original hard top roof, tailor-made luggage, car cover as well as a cocoon.
We have MOT test certificates dating back to 1985 and bills as far back as 1986 as well as a UK registration retention document for the original registration of “ORX 1F” which is valid until 2025.
We are awaiting the Heritage Certificate for the car which should confirm that the engine head is number matching to the car. We are aware that the engine block was changed some 29 years ago by the current owner (invoice for that work is included in the history file).
The car drives very well and the interior has the right amount of patina without looking shabby.
We can forward further pictures to you on request.
If you have any questions about this car or like to arrange a viewing please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Pristine Classics.