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.
Behold: a conceptual ‘retro-futuristic’ redesign of the Jaguar E-type by automotive designer Khyzl Saleem.
Stretched, lowered, diffused, scooped, cut, lipped, skirted and stylised.
Behold: the 1964 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Coupe – a track monster of its day powered by a 300bhp, 4.2-litre inline-six engine.
This vehicle, painstakingly converted to the racing spec of the original dozen Lightweight Coupes over eight years, features period-correct Dunlop racing wheels and hubs, alloy body panels by Dunford Limited, paint and prep by Jaguar monocoque experts Lindley Motors and final assembly by Jaguar expert Steve Helms.
Arguably, the ultimate Jag restoration – up for auction this week for a mere €150,000-€190,000.