1965 Jaguar XKE E-Type
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The form of the car would be retained for 1965 with no external changes. The years that followed, the E-Type would conform to the onslaught of safety and emission regulations that altered both the appearance and performance. Thus, the Series I cars - built from 1961 to 1966 - are highly prized and sought after in modern times.
This car was once owned by Bob Leppan, the co-owner of Detroit Triumph during the 1960s. Leppan was also the driver of the Alex Tremulus-designed 'Gyronaut X1' Bonneville streamliner, and set the US motorcycle speed record at 245.667 mph in 1966. In 1970, Leppan also joined the '200 mph Crash Club' when he lost control of the Gyronaut at over 270 mph due to front-suspension failure.
Currently, the E-Type shows around 17,000 original miles and is equipped with chrome wire wheels, has new tires, and the original AM/FM radio.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at RM Auctions' Arizona sale where it was estimated to sell for $80,000 - $100,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $88,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012
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