Sold for $60,000 at 2014 Mecum. The Jaguar E-Type was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1961. It was one of the purest transformations of sports racers to production sports car the world had ever seen. The revolutionary Xk120, introduced in 1948 at the London Show, later evolved into the XK140 and the KX150. The Jaguar E-Type continued the tradition of elegant and sporty design, and alluring buyers from around the world. The E-Type's underpinnings were directly descended from the three-time Le Mans-winning D-Type. Power was from an aluminum inline-6 twin overhead came engine and mated to a 4-speed gearbox. It had an all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. The bodywork was sensuous and the result of Jaguar founder William Lyons' instinctive grasp of aerodynamics.
This particular example is an unrestored 1967 Series 1 XKE Fixed Head Coupe. It has covered headlights, front and rear marker lights above the bumpers and center-exiting twin exhaust. Power is from its original 4.2-liter triple carbureted twin cam engine. It has its original Opalescent Maroon paint with a great patina and original Black interior complete with 160 MPH speedometer, Smith's gauges and wood-rimmed steering wheel.
The car was in the care of one family ownership from 1967 through 2013 and driven just 12,563 miles since new. It has the original books still in the original plastic packet. By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2014
This is truly one of the most beautiful cars of all time. That's a statement that has been made by many auto experts regarding the XKE. It's a British sports car that followed the very successful model KX-120, 140 and 150. Introduced in 1961, the Jaguar combined styling with performance and competitive pricing.
The Series 1 E-Type (as they were called) came with a 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine producing north of 250 horsepower. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension, four wheel disc brakes and leather seats. In 1966, Jaguar introduced a 2+2 version. Though it had a rear seat, it was meant for children or modestly proportioned adults. You could get an automatic transmission in the 2+2, but most E-Types had a 4-speed transmission. Weighing less than 3,000 pounds, the E-Type was quick off the start, strong in mid-gears, and cornered quite well.
1967 was a transition year for the marque. The Series 1 1/2 had open headlights, where the Series 1 had covered. It is these early Series 1 and Series 1 1/2 cars that today are the most desirable. Jaguar continually made improvements to the XKE and some suggest that the 1965-1967 models were the pinnacle for the marque.
This car has been given a full frame-off restoration recently.
Roadster Chassis Num: 1E 15251 Engine Num: 7E 12926-9 Gearbox Num: EJ 14021
Sold for $198,000 at 2015 RM Sothebys. Sold for $220,000 at 2016 Mecum. This Jaguar E-Type is one of the last Series 1 examples built. It left the Browns Lane factory on March 31, 1967, and was sold new by Jaguar Cars of New York to Robert and Patricia Polker on April 12, 1967. The car has been given a recent and extensive concours-quality restoration and is currently finished in Silver Blue with a complementary dark blue leather interior. It has a dark blue soft top and boot. Since the work was completed, the car has been driven less than 100 test miles. By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015
Sold for $95,700 at 2005 RM Sothebys. Sold for $93,500 at 2007 RM Sothebys. This 1967 Jaguar Series I E-Type 4.2 Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $85,000 - $105,000. It is powered by a 4200cc overhead valve twin-cam six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors capable of producing 265 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes. The car is finished in silver metallic grey with a red interior. Since new, the car has been treated to a full and comprehensive restoration which included a rebuilt of the engine and transmission. It has scored a 99.6 in JCNA competition.
At auction, the car was sold for $93,500. By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
The XKE was launched in 1961 as a replacement for the XK-100 series. Based on a design by Jaguar founder, Sir William Lyons and aerodynamic stylist, Malcolm Sayer, it created a sensation at automobile shows all over the world.
In 1967, the present owner drove his new car off the boat in Bayonne, NJ. It has been with him in Massachusetts and, following retirement in 1991, followed him to Florida.
The car is powered by a 4.2 Liter (4235 cc), 6-cylinder engine producing 265 horsepower.
It is probably the last XKE 4.2 to come into this country with the original SU carburetor setup, before Jaguar went to the Stombergs.
Roadster Chassis Num: 1E 15876 Engine Num: 7E 13929-9
Sold for $55,000 at 2007 Christies. This 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is finished in British Racing Green with a black interior. The engine is a six-cylinder unit with twin overhead camshafts and 265 horsepower at its disposal. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and disc brakes on all four wheels.
The 1967 Series 1 E-Type's had faired-in headlight styling, great brakes, comfortable seats, and a reliable gearbox. They are considered by many to be the best of the Series I E-Types.
The first update to the E-Type was in 1964 which saw in increase in engine size to 4.2-liters. The top speed remained at 145 mph but torque improved throughout the range. Standard for the 4.2 cars were an improved brake servo system and an all-synchromesh gearbox. The clutch and electrical cooling systems were also improved, and the seats were more comfortable, the dashboard revised, and a storage compartment was now available in the transmission tunnel.
This example has 83,000 miles on its odometer. A modern radio has been installed. A spare tire is the only accessory to this car. It was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $80,000 - $120,000. The buyer of this car saw an opportunity and purchased this car for an excellent price of $55,000 including buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007
Sold for $121,000 at 2007 RM Sothebys. This 1967 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster is painted in red with a black top and black interior. It is a matching numbers example that has been treated to a comprehensive restoration. The restoration included stripping the body to bare metal, fitted, finished, and repainted. The mechanical components including the engine were serviced, rebuilt, or replaced as needed. It is fitted with the 4235cc overhead valve twin cam six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors and 265 available horsepower. There is a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes.
This vehicle was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it was estimated to sell for $125,000 - $150,000. The estimated value proved accurate as the lot was sold for $121,000 including buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
Sold for $121,000 at 2008 Gooding & Company. This opalescent-silver, low-mileage OTS E-Type shows fewer than 31,000 miles on its odometer. It has been given a ground-up restoration and rides on Dunlop wire wheels with Michelin Red-Line tires. It has its British heritage Certificate and is a matching numbers example. The 4.2-liter inline six cylinder DOHC engine is capable of producing 265 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes.
In 2008, this Jaguar Series 1 E-Type was offered for sale at to the Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, California where it was estimated to sell for $125,000 - $155,000. The lot was sold for $121,000, including the buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009
Sold for $100,100 at 2010 Gooding & Company. This Series 1 E-Type with chassis number 1E33774 has been restored since new. As a Series 1 car, it predates the effects of tightening US emissions and safety regulations and is equipped with a triple SU induction system and the aircraft-style flip switches on the dashboard. Upgrades include a redesigned starter, a diaphragm clutch, an alternator rather than the earlier generator, improved braking characteristics and a higher final drive ratio.
According to the Jaguar Heritage, this E-Type left the Browns Lane Jaguar works on November 9th of 166. It was sent to the United Sates on November 23, destined for the New York receiving terminal. The first recorded owner was J.W. Sparks of Indianapolis, Indiana, who took delivery on May 8, 1967.
In 2010, this Jaguar was brought to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction where it was estimated to sell for $95,000 - $115,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $100,100 including buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010
Sold for $66,000 at 2016 Mecum. This 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe is a matching-numbers example that has been given a recent cosmetic restoration. It has 4-wheel disc brakes, a 4-speed manual transmission, Triple SU side-draft carburetors, Blaupunkt radio, chrome wire wheels, and a wood steering wheel. It is finished in British Racing Green with Tan leather interior. It has a 4.2-liter, 6-cylinder engine that offers 265 horsepower. By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016
The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961 the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show. It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle featured a moncoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.
The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.
A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.
Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing. By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006