The Silverstone Classic Sale 2015

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1964 Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 FHC

Lot No.: 805

Registration: ACA 500B
Chassis Number: 861616
Engine Number: RA 6132 9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3781 cc
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Sold for (£): 45,000

Introduced in May 1961, the Jaguar E-type 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe was a sensation with fabulous looks and amazing performance unrivalled at the price. Often heralded as the most beautiful car of all time, Jaguar, not surprisingly, made no significant changes until the introduction of the 4.2 engine in October 1964.

The example offered today, is a 1964 right-hand drive, manual 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe presented in its original dramatic colour combination of Carmen red with contrasting red leather. The supporting Jaguar Heritage Certificate states that this car was dispatched from Browns Lane on the 10th. April, of '64 to the supplying dealer, Henlys of Manchester.

This E-Type has been owned by the current owner for some 16 years and is showing an unwarranted odometer reading of 43,950 miles. Invoices in the history file suggest that the car had an engine rebuild in 2006 and we believe it has done very few miles since.

This most desirable of E-Types, is now ready to be enjoyed by its next owner with a fresh MoT test certificate. The Series 1 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe is seen by many as the most attractive E-Type shape, with its svelte silhouette, graceful curves and purity of line. Most of us, at some point, have fantasised about owning an E-Type, a car once described by Enzo Ferrari as "The most beautiful car ever made." and here, we have an ideal opportunity.