Since the end of the war, Jaguar has embodied Grand Touring English par excellence with its XK 120, 140 and 150 roadsters.
The Coventry firm then worked in great secrecy on the one it was going to call Type E, in reference to Type C and D which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in many other international events…
As with the XK 120, the first official Type E victory took place at Oulton Park in 1961 where Graham Hill won ahead of the Aston Martin DB4GT from Innes Ireland.
The following year, the talented sportswoman finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a very beautiful 4th place in the general classification in the hands of Salvadori and Cunningham.
The Type E is at the forefront and opposes fierce competition to Ferrari and Aston Martin, its main rivals.
If the standard versions are very successful in national competitions, it is the lightweight versions that will stand out more on the international scene.
Manufactured drop by drop from the factory, the light versions will be fitted with an engine block and body entirely made of aluminum.
Too expensive for many private stables, semi lightweight versions were born, keeping their XK type engine block in cast iron, considered more reliable, but equipped with aluminum openings (hoods, boot and doors).
The model is therefore one of these JAGUAR TYPE E COUPE 3.8 SEMI Light weight from 1962
This reliable and very well prepared vehicle has participated 8 times in the Tour Auto, four times in the Mans Classic as well as other international competitions under the brand Alain Figaret.
This Type E has just been completely revised. All its openings are made of aluminum and its two sets of wheels are made of aluminum.
The engine is still running in, equipped with three Weber 45 carburetors.
Completely revised, it is equipped with approved competition brakes, a Jaguar synchro gearbox and a bridge conforming to its FIA sheet.
This Jaguar has its French registration card, its Jaguar Heritage certificate as well as its PTH.
Its price: € 155,000
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