The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 2+2

Lot No.: 437

Registration: OWX 881E
Chassis Number: 1E50717
Engine Number: 7E52820-9
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 4235
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Sold for (£): 57,375

The world famous E-Type was introduced in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show. It was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in a two-seater coupé form and later in a convertible body style. The 2+2 version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later. Throughout the life span of the E-Type, it has been regarded as one of the most iconic automobile design icons of the 1960s. At launch, even Enzo Ferrari was quoted as saying it was " the most beautiful car in the world".

Here we have one of the last of the Series I Jaguar E-Types, built as a more practical 2 plus 2, that was first registered in 1967. It is a UK supplied right-hand drive car with the original engine and gearbox and is offered as a "matching numbers" example.

The car has had an earlier, but very thorough, restoration between 1989 and 1997 which the history file confirms was a thorough and comprehensive job, with all relevant invoices and a complete photographic record on file. The current registered keeper has had the car since 1997 and maintained it properly throughout his ownership. In fact, this car has only had two former keepers from new. Well worthy of a close inspection, this Lot is both an affordable and original E-Type that is highly usable and ideal to take the kids with you when required. It comes with 12 months MOT and a complete history file.