A rare 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe will be auctioned off on May 19th at Silverstone racing circuit, with the auction house estimating a haul of anywhere between £80,000 to £100,000 ($109,000 – $136,400).
Its chassis number, #860100, points to this being the 100th right-hand drive E-Type fixed head coupe, making this British classic even more special. While the car was originally painted Opalescent Silver Blue, it now features a Carmen Red exterior.
“This Jaguar E-Type is a consistently popular car with the public and enthusiasts alike, with its sweeping curves and stylish design making it one of the most beautiful cars of all time. This is a unique opportunity to buy a significant numbered car, there is only one after all!,” stated classic car specialist, Richard Greenhalgh.
Underneath the car’s bonnet lies its original 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine, which in 2004 underwent a full rebuilt at VSE Engineering. Since then, it has only covered 1,200 miles (1,931 km). The E-Type also received a full brake rebuild, a Tan leather re-trim, new fuel tank, full stainless steel exhaust and the previously mentioned paint job.
“In early 1962 this would have been the most shockingly beautiful car the people of Hull had ever seen, and today she’s a true survivor. Whether the new owner wishes to return her to those heady days or just keep her well maintained and treated to an occasional day out, it would be good to play a part in the next stage of that journey,” concluded Mr Greenhalgh.
Included in the sale are the driver’s handbook, heritage certificate, receipts for £14,000’s worth of work done, plus the VSE engine rebuild datasheet.