Monaco

Le Sporting, Monte Carlo
14 May 2016
Lot 235

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

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€134,400 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Chassis No.
1E 14936
Engine No.
7E 12580-9
Documents
German Fahrzeugbrief
  • Two, long-term American owners
  • Recent repaint and mechanical restoration
  • Fully matching numbers
  • Presented in original colours
language

265 bhp, 4,235 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with three SU carburettors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with transverse wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shocks, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links and twin coil springs, and four-wheel Dunlop twin-circuit hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,438 mm

A car Enzo Ferrari called “the most beautiful car ever made”, the Jaguar E-Type is considered by many to be one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever built. It took the automotive world by storm upon its unveiling at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and still continues to turn heads to this day. Produced in three distinct series over the course of 14 years, the most desirable iteration has always been the first Series 1, with the ultimate evolution being those fitted with the later, 4.2-litre straight six-cylinder engine.

While the 4.2-litre engine produced the same amount of horsepower as the earlier 3.8-litre, it did feature an increase in torque, allowing for better tractability in everyday driving. A variety of other minor changes were also introduced at the same time, including furnishing the gearbox with full synchros, a new brake booster, and adjustable seatbacks. The exterior remained unchanged, and Jaguar clearly knew it was best to leave what many consider to be its greatest design untouched.

According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, the E-Type offered here was originally finished in Opalescent Silver Blue over a Dark Blue interior with a Blue soft-top, just as it is presented today. It was built on 28 February 1967 and shipped new to Jaguar’s distributorship in New York City, where it was sold to an R.S. Goldsamt. Mr Goldsamt allegedly owned the car for the next 22 years, selling it to an enthusiast in New Mexico. Around this time, the car was fully restored and after a minor mechanical issue while driving, the owner parked the car in his garage, where it sat for some 20 years. Well preserved in storage, the car finally saw the light of day again and received a full mechanical restoration prior to being acquired by its current, German owner. Furthermore, it was repainted in its original colour earlier this year.

Gorgeous from every angle and a true pleasure to drive, this well-restored Series I E-Type is a must-have for any collector. Following a recent repaint and mechanical restoration, this example will not disappoint.