Jaguar E Type Roadster 1963
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The Jaguar E-Type is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold.
The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupÃ© form (FHC or Fixed Head CoupÃ©) and as a two-seater convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The Series 1 was introduced in March 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S.
E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all were power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to equip cars with disc brakes as standard from the XK150 in 1958.
The Series 1 can be recognised by glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear. 3.8-litre cars have leather-upholstered bucket seats, an aluminium-trimmed centre instrument panel and console (changed to vinyl and leather in 1963), and a Moss four-speed gearbox that lacks synchromesh for first gear ("Moss box"). This car comes with an all-synchromesh four-speed gearbox, taken from the later 4.2 litre cars.
4.2-litre cars also have a badge on the boot proclaiming "Jaguar 4.2 Litre E-Type" (3.8 cars, like this one, have a simple "Jaguar" badge). Optional extras included chrome spoked wheels and a detachable hard top for the OTS. When leaving the factory the car was originally fitted with Dunlop 6.40 Ã— 15 inch RS5 tyres on 15 Ã— 5K wire wheels (with the rear fitting 15 Ã— 5KÂ½ wheels supplied with 6.50 X15 Dunlop Racing R5 tyres in mind of competition.
An open 3.8-litre car, actually the first such production car to be completed, was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1961 and had a top speed of 149.1 mph (240.0 km/h) and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 7.1 seconds.
ABOUT THIS CAR
*** DRIVES BEAUTIFULLY and STUNNING IN YELLOW.
*** CHASSIS #: 881683 *** ENGINE #: 881683
*** IMPORTED TO NZ BY WHAT WE UNDERSTAND TO BE THE SECOND USA OWNER, WHO MOVED TO NZ FROM REDWOOD CITY (DRIEST PART OF CALIFORNIA - USA) IN 1984 - THIS FIRST NEW ZEALAND OWNER OWNED VEHICLE IN NZ FOR AROUND 30 YEARS.
*** WE UNDERSTAND CAR WAS CONVERTED TO RHD IN NZ BY FIRST OWNER IN 1987
*** WE UNDERSTAND THAT RINGS & BEARINGS WERE DONE AT CIRCA 63000 ORIGINAL MILES & THAT CAR ONLY TRAVELED CIRCA 7000 MILES FROM WHEN RINGS & BEARINGS WERE DONE.
*** WE UNDERSTAND THAT RECENT MECHANICAL WORK INCLUDE BRAKES / CLUTCH (SLAVE CYLINDER) / TUNING
*** WE UNDERSTAND THAT RECENT BODY WORK INCLUDE PAINTWORK / ALL CHROME WORK ORIGINAL - RE CHROMED
*** BRAND NEW SOFT TOP
*** WE UNDERSTAND THAT ALL HEATER PIPES WERE REPLACED WITH STAINLESS STEEL PIPES
Will be sold with a 6 months WOF and 12 months registration.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
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