H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 111
Year : 1970
Engine Size : 4200cc
Colour : Green
Interior : Light Tan
Registration No. : TTU522H
Chassis No. : 1R12965
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- LHD, green with light tan interior
- SU carburettors
- UK registered
The E-Type's Malcolm Sayer-penned lines are thought by many to be among the most striking ever to adorn a motor car. Indeed, only a few years ago the Daily Telegraph ranked the E-Type top in a pole of the '100 most beautiful cars of all time'. Like the XK150 before it, it was born of Jaguar's competition successes on the race tracks of Europe - this was no ordinary motor car. The E-Type, or XK-E as it was known in the USA, made its debut at the 1961 Geneva Salon where its unique combination of grace and pace stole the show. From birth, the car was available as a Fixed Head Coupe or a two-seat Roadster. Like the XK120, at launch the new Jaguar was the fastest production car of its time - its 3.8-litre straight six engine allowing a 0-60mph acceleration time of around seven seconds and a top speed of circa 150mph. Despite this, the engine size was increased from 3.8 to 4.2-litres in October 1964 and, with the change, came a sweeter all-synchromesh gearbox, better brakes and more comfortable seats. The Series 2 models introduced in 1969 are distinguished by their lack of headlamp covers, enlarged front air intake, repositioned front indicators and tail lights, wrap-around rear bumper, twin-electric fans, uprated brakes and refashioned facia and seats.
This LHD roadster was originally sold new in Canada via distributor British Motor Holdings, and we understand had been the subject of a restoration some six or seven years prior to its acquisition by the vendor. Finished in green with retrimmed light tan interior and black hood, this smart-looking E-Type is running on SU carburettors and is UK registered.