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Lot 208A: 1970 Jaguar E Type Series 11 Fixedhead Coupe

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

This E Type was purchased by its former owner with express intention of creating a fast road / race car. Andrew Tart of Jaguar specialists Vicarage was employed to undertake development work on the car, resulting in the fitment of stronger XJ front suspension uprights, vented brake discs and bigger calipers. While the rear suspension was enhanced with a bespoke multi link arrangement to restrain movement under acceleration, cornering and braking.The engine was uprated with a one off camshaft specially ground, and although standard parts are still retained in the engine, they have been lightened and balanced to produce an output of 306 Bhp and some 328lb/ft of torque at 5,500rpm.Mated to a standard four speed gearbox fettled by ex Jaguar employee Alan George and fitted with a racing clutch, the body was rebuilt by CMC to incorporate extra stiffening. In all the result is a remarkably tractable car, one that could be driven to a circuit and raced as the original interior and bumpers remain on the road legal car. However once at the track it turns in to a very purposeful race car, as the results speak for themselves, a total of 48 events, 43 finishes, and class wins in virtually every outing. It is supplied with a large history file containing bills and invoices for the work undertaken plus race results and photos, a service book owners manual and V5 document.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number208A
Estimate£25000-£30000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1970
Condition rating0
Registration numberYLU 470H
Mileage-
Chassis number1R20450
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