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PostSubject: Once in a lifetime oppurtunity   Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:09 pm

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Lot 132
One Owner From New

Registration Number: 342 EOW

Chassis Number: 861245

Estimate:
£32,000- £37,000



On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by independent road test results that not only recorded a 150mph top speed, but also 0-60mph and 0-l00mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively. These features made it a match for any exotic thoroughbred then available, combined with superb road-holding and remarkable docility.

A direct descendant of the XK120 and competition C and D-Type models that so dominated fifties sports car racing, the E-Type shared its 265bhp 3.8 litre twin-cam straight-six engine with the XK150 'S', mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on the top three ratios. Beneath the William Lyons/Malcolm Sayer-styled body, available in either closed or roadster form, the steel monocoque chassis sported all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, mounted inboard at the back.

This particular example offered here has been owned all its life by an eminent
Architect who purchased the vehicle in 1963 after nearly falling asleep at the wheel of his Vauxhall Velox as he sped up the M1. Now in his 90’s the owner has decided somewhat reluctantly to relinquish ownership.

Demand for the E-Type outstripped supply to the UK in the first few years of production and the owner took delivery of the car despite the car being delivered in a colour not entirely of his liking. It was resprayed quite early in its life in the attractive shade of olive green. At the same time the rear light clusters were resprayed in body colour in accordance with the owners wishes.

The car was used every day until the 1970s.It was then mothballed until the owners retirement in the late 1980s when it was treated to a full restoration. Used sparingly since the one owner vehicle represents a unique opportunity to acquire a one owner Series 1 FHC Jaguar E Type.

The owner has in the past few months had a new clutch fitted – the cars third since new-and a new set of Dunlop tyres as the previous Aquajets were 18 years old. Naturally the owner informs us that the mechanicals are on the button and the car runs brilliantly. Coy’s are proud to offer this once in a life time opportunity to become the second owner of a 1963 3.8 E-type.
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