MODEL YEAR 1962
Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe
1st Reg. date: 1962
Interior: Beige Leather
The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type's claimed 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, unitary construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car , which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years beginning in 1955, and employed what was, for the early 1960s, a novel racing design principle, with a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub. No ladder frame chassis, as was common at the time, was needed and as such the first cars weighed only 1315 kg (2900 lb).
On its release on 15 March 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it "the most beautiful car ever made".
We are very glad to offer for sale this very well preserved early E-Type Coupe. It is in a very good overall mechanical and body/interiors good condition. The car is offered with valid Portuguese registration and documented history file.
It is presently located and stored in Cascais.