1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe Stored Since 1983 Goes To Auction

Jaguar E-Type

A 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe, stored since 1983 will go under the hammer at H & H Classics Pavilion Gardens Motor Car Auction, July 19th 2018.

The Jaguar E-Type has matching numbers car with heritage certificate and is one of only 1179 RHD cars produced by the British marque Jaguar and has been in storage since 1983.

Supplied by Henlys in London to a Mr J G Clark. This honest E-type has been off the road since the above date and the vendor said:
“The car was purchased by a friend of mine ,an avid car collector in the late seventies , very early eighties but as was the case with most of his vehicles, was run for a while and then put into a large barn and forgotten about ; this was the early eighties and never moved again.

“It still sports it’s original headlights and everything under the bonnet is complete and correct. The engine condtion is unknown at this time but there is no frost damage etc. and was driven into storage all these years ago.”

Jaguar E-Type

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Jaguar E-Types were given a major launch at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and boasted supercar performance accompanied by jaw-dropping looks. The breathtaking styling has provided the big cat with an envious position in the ever increasing classic car market, leaving its rivals in the shade.

Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to support the engine, the Jaguar had all-round independent suspension, rack and pinion steering and also 4 wheel brake discs (rear inboards). Handling has been criticised nowadays, but the car did have good road-holding capabilities. Early sports car racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others helped to bolster its reputation.

The statistics were resolute and offered power on tap from the triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a ‘straight port’ DOHC cylinder head. The chunky 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque.

Offered with no estimate or reserve, this drop dead gorgeous long ‘snouted’ growler is sure to stimulate the big cat investors.

Anyone wishing to view or register bids can do so here.

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