The 100th Jaguar E-type fixed head coupé could be yours!
Silverstone Auctions will offer the 100th Jaguar E-type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé ever built during its May Sale on May 19 at Silverstone circuit
A noteworthy Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions during the auction house’s May Sale on May 19, held at Silverstone racing circuit.
Believed to be the 100th E-type fixed head coupé ever built, boasting chassis number #860100, the big cat has been given an auction estimate of £80,000 to £100,000.
Silverstone Auctions’ classic car specialist, Richard Greenhalgh explained: ‘The 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!’
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History of the 100th E-type fixed head coupé
First purchased on 21st December 1961 from RB Massey in Hull, this particular right-hand drive E-type was treasured by its first owner until he started a family, when it was exchanged for a 1965 Jaguar MKII saloon. The E-type remained in Yorkshire until 1976, where it then found a new home in Glasgow.
The Scottish custodian’s aim was to have the Jaguar restored when time and funds permitted. During this time various works were carried out, including a colour change to red, though this does not appear to have been completed.
The E-Type was sold on again in 2003, during which time the owner returned it to roadworthy condition before selling it to its current owner, who has cherished it for the past 15 years.
Still housing the original 3.8-litre 6-cylinder engine under the bonnet, chassis #86010 was sent to VSE Engineering for a full rebuild in 2004, renovating the engine, braking system and rear axle. The odometer vaunts a minimal 1200 miles since the rebuild was completed.
Cosmetic works were also included, as its cabin underwent a full re-trim in Tan leather, while its exterior finally received the Carmen Red paintwork job first started years before. A new fuel tank and full stainless steel exhaust system was also fitted.
Used only for the occasional classic car show, the E-type’s condition is described as ‘solid’ with ‘no obvious signs of deterioration’. Supplied with its Heritage Certificate, drivers’ handbook and receipts for work totaling an excess of £14,000, the Jaguar also comes with the VSE engine rebuild data sheet alongside MoT certificates dating back to 1990. The current MoT was issued on 15/04/18 with no advisories. Trouble free motoring guaranteed for whoever lands the winning bid!
‘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 Greenhalgh.
You can find out more about the 100th right-hand drive Jaguar E-Type 3.8 coupe and the Silverstone Auctions May Sale on the official Silverstone Auctions website.
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