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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series One

Sale price: £170,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 17.08.2013

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Year: 1962
Type: coupe
Transmission: manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series One for sale

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  •  1962 Jaguar E-Type Series One

For sale by auction on Saturday 31 August 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The spectacular new sports car. the Jaguar E-Type. first made
its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961; such was the response
to the design and engineering that the event still reverberates
today. The E-type soon established itself in the field of
competition making its first appearance at Oulton Park on 16th
April 1961 with two works prepared cars; Graham Hill winning ahead
of Innes Ireland's Aston Martin DB4GT. The second car driven by Roy
Salvadori initially led but suffered brake fade. although he still
managed a credible third. Significantly. the Ferraris were beaten
into fourth and fifth places; however. later. Ferrari were to
respond with the 250 GT's.

In 1963 Jaguar developed a small batch of lightweight cars to
challenge Ferrari in the GT class. The FIA regulations stipulated
that a minimum of 100 cars had to be manufactured but allowed
bodywork modifications. This allowed Jaguar to propose that its
lightweight cars were standard E-Types fitted with modified
bodyworks. A similar ploy was used by Ferrari for the 250 GTO. br/>arguing that they were modified 250 GT's.

Jaguar built 12 lightweight E-Types with aluminium bodies which
were sold as standard road cars with the chassis numbers bearing
the suffix 'S' in line with the standard E-Type production
sequence. The 12 cars built by the factory were intended for the
use of competition orientated Jaguar dealers or specially selected
private entrants. Dick Protheroe was one such entrusted recipient;
not only due to his reputation amongst Jaguar competition
specialists but for his success at International level during the
1962 season. Indeed. Protheroe's results in the car registered as
CUT 7 and prepared in his own workshops were truly amazing and make
for impressive reading.

Copies of this rare competition variant are among the most sought
after of all E-Type replicas and we are proud to offer one of these
cars today. XKE 559 has just emerged from a two year rebuild with
the aim of creating an FIA compliant car. Mark Davis of Jacob
Engineering restored the original steel tub and also manufactured
the aluminium coachwork. with a one piece aluminium bonnet. in line
with the original factory cars and in the spirit of CUT 7.

Scholar Engineering has built the correct dry sump. balanced and
lightened race engine with Carrillo rods and Venolia forged racing
pistons and fuelled by period correct 45 DCOE Webber carburettors;
this engine produces over 375 bhp. A four speed. all synchromesh
gearbox by John Arnold of Revival Motorsport is fitted with the
final drive via a Salisbury 3. 77:1 Power-Lok limited slip
differential. It also features period Dunlop brakes. exhaust with
various and a heated front screen which is an allowable upgrade.
The interior is fitted out with an FIA Appendix K roll cage as well
as period style race bucket seats and full harnesses. The driver is
well informed with the usual instruments that include a Stack rev
counter. volt meter. oil and water temperature and oil pressure
gauges.

Finished in gunmetal grey with black interior and complemented by
period alloy knock on wheels. XKE 559 is ready to race as a
fully-fledged competition car or eminently tractable as a
road/track day car. Such is the quality of the aluminium coachwork
that this Low Drag E-Type really has the feel of a car built in
period and is one of very few Low Drag recreations to be
produced. XKE 559 comes supplied with its FIA Class GTS12
papers. Jaguar Heritage Certificate. UK V5 registration document. br/>MoT test certificate and historic road fund licence and is eligible
to race in Historic events. This stunning E-type really does
represent a rare opportunity and is priced with a sensible estimate
that is far less than it would take to recreate today.

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