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194 - 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (4.2 litre)

 
 
 
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Registration EYT 387C
Chassis Number 1E20700
Engine Number 7E1873/9
Odometer reading 91,000 miles
Estimate £78,000 - £95,000
Result Sold - £106,400

Famously launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type created a furore. Its combination of supercar performance, superb styling and a low price tag left rivals reeling and customers clamouring. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model's combination of all-round independent suspension (torsion-bar front/coil-sprung rear) rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent roadholding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a 'straight port' DOHC cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox, it reputedly enabled the low-slung two-seater to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. While any E-Type roadster is desirable, the lithesome free-revving 3.8 litre cars enjoy a particularly exalted status; however, the later Series I, 4.2 litre was a better engine. 

The recent history of this Jaguar represents the tenacious desire of one man to acquire the very best E-Type he can find. To this end, he followed the progress of restoration of EYT 387C. However this car was not for sale. It was acquired by Ian Studley Cars in Somerset by the proprietor. He too was looking for the best but his route to perfection was to restore it himself. Fortunately he had the skills, manpower and workshop to affect this. Indeed they pride themselves on customer care and service. This was a car to keep by Ian Studley himself however, as an investment. So quality was foremost, no expensive was spared, either in parts or in time and the work long and intensive. During the ensuing four years, the current owner watched and waited. He liked what he saw. Once finished, a meeting was convened and money exchanged hands. The E-Type was driven home back in April, 2015. There is a complete file of all the tens of thousands of pounds of invoices and expenditure. In addition, there is a complete photographic record that shows the whole restoration, and confirms the quality of the workmanship. The car carries an MoT test certificate valid until May, 2017 and shows 89,922 miles. 

The vendor reports that "the car drives like a dream, and the engine runs as well as any that my motor engineer has ever  come across." . The car is essentially unmarked and is very close to being perfect; we are informed that it has never been driven in the wet or during the winter months. The interior leather is excellent and the cockpit is a wonderful place to be. Letting this big cat stretch her legs on an open country road is a joy!