Behold: the 1961 Jaguar E-Type roadster – beautifully restored with a red leather interior, a full complement of Smiths gauges and a flawlessly resprayed exterior with minimal panel gaps.

Under the hood – the legendary 3.8-litre inline-six mated to a partially synchronised five-speed manual transmission.

In short, a considerably better vehicle than the one which rolled off the assembly line at Coventry 60 years ago. And that’s saying something.

Up for auction at Sotheby’s in London next month. Opening bids tbc.

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8 thoughts on “Hot Wheels

  1. Paulus

    I expect I risk the opprobrium of some petrol heads here; but I’ve always found the E-Type a bit bulbous out front.

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    1. Papi

      Millie, book for ya, “Like a sword wound” by Ahmet Altan, now to be fair, I only started it yesterday, but it’s only going upwards in my estimation, one of those you want to read as fast as you can, but then give out to yourself for reading it too quick.
      Also, that car, ummph.

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