Jaguar E-Type Series I ‘4WPD’ Lightweight Evocation.
The E-Type Jaguar debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motorshow as a replacement for the hugely successful Jaguar XK150. The new E-Type was nothing short of a revelation, with its heady blend of supercar performance, breath-taking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left its rivals reeling and customers desperate to own one. Designed by William Lyons and Malcolm Sayer, the E-Type was launched in 1961 in both fixed head coupe and roadster form with design inspiration taken from the Le-Mans winning D-Type sports racer. Built around a steel monocoque chassis with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, all-round independent suspension using coil springs and dampers to the rear with torsion bars and wishbones to the front. Brakes were Dunlop discs all round, mounted inboard to the rear alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight. Powered by Jaguar’s XK 3.8 litre twin-cam straight six engine, the E-Type offered breath taking performance to rival both Ferrari and Aston Martin. The 3.8 litre engine boasted a top speed of 150 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 6.5 secs.
The Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ‘4WPD’ Lightweight Evocation offered here at Autostorico is finished in Pearl Grey with Black contrasting roof and Black leather interior. Built in 1965 the 4.2 litre engine has been replaced with a 3.8 litre unit. Having undergone a recent no expense spared restoration which included removing the engine and gearbox and all ancillaries ready for a bare metal respray. Attention then passed to a full mechanical overhaul including works to the fast road specification engine. Producing 265bhp when tested on a rolling road. Works included fitting Arias forged pistons, balanced conrods, big valve head, lightened flywheel, genuine Webber carburettors, FIA spec Hayward and Scott exhaust manifold and electronic ignition. Other notable works include; 4.2 rebuilt close ratio gearbox, 3.07 power lock differential, suspension rebuild including GAS shocks all-round, brake overhaul, fitting an Alloy bonnet, Dunlop replica wheels with Avon tyres, new wiring loom, lightweight rear wishbones and FIA roll cage.
This stunning E-Type presents very well and is priced at a fraction of the cost of an original lightweight E-Type.
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