Lot 243: 1967 Jaguar E-Type S1 Fixedhead Coupe Competition
One of the greatest post-war sports cars, Jaguar's E-Type caused a sensation on its Geneva Show debut, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by a 150mph top speed and 0-60mph and 0-100mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively; fast indeed, and combined with superb road holding and remarkable docility. There is, however, nothing docile about this big cat. Eligible for JEC Sportscar, Proteus and other classic race car series, this project was actually started in 1982 but the part-finished race car was then left untouched in dry store for 18 years. It has since been the subject of a full nut and bolt strip down and rebuild, bare metal re-spray and upgrade with modern racing parts where required. The engine is by Ron Beatty/Forward Engineering. A full Race 4,235cc built from all new parts (incl. Block, Com Rods, Crankshaft, etc.) Fully balanced, tuftrided crankshaft, 9:1 high compression pistons. New fully gas flowed head, BG 450 high lift camshafts. Lightweight crankshaft and aluminium water pump pulleys. The power output is reported to be in excess of 300 bhp. All new Kevlar hoses abound with custom aluminium oil catch tank and H/D mounts.The total loss ignition system (no dynamo) and new Lucas 22 Distributor complement the new competition Lumenition electronic ignition system with 10mm racing plug leads and Omex rev limiter and shift indicator system. The battery is a rear boot mounted unit in a sealed housing with remote external starter connection. A further H/D Battery on trolley with a lead is also supplied. Intake is via triple twin choke 48mm Dellortos, fully serviced by Gower and Lee on taper bored gas flowed manifold (c/w manual), Lynx E Type Inlet Manifold and an alloy foam filled fuel cell with 'Aston' style large filler and new competition facet pump and new competition filter king. The radiator has been re-cored and restored with a new lightweight fan tray and new dual Kenlow fans, up rated oil pump a spin off oil filter and front mounted oil cooler. The other end of the combustion process is provided by a Warren Pearce, 6 branch manifold (thermal wrapped) sill mounted side exhaust with cover. The clutch is a 10" AP racing competition plate with standard Jaguar 10" spring cover and a lightened and balanced flywheel mated to an E-Type S1 Close ratio 4 speed all synchromesh gearbox. This well presented flying machine uses up rated and fully rebuilt brakes all round including all master cylinders, 3 pot brakes with solid disks with twin servo units rebuilt by Paul Norton and Mintex 1155 racing pads to haul it up at the end of the straights and when heaving round the bends, leans on lowered, stiffened with race springs and new GAZ shocks to front, new Koni coil over shocks to rear. Rob Beere adjusted the competition front anti roll bar and ride height reaction plate with the steering rack sitting on solid mounts. New Superflex bushes are to be found throughout. The car has been professionally tracked, corner weighted and all casters and cambers set.The lightened steel shell includes alloy paneling and drilled hinges and stripped out doors. A complete professional re-spray in white finishes off this most competent of sports racers and to ensure all excess weight has been removed, a GRP reinforced bonnet with side catches has been added.Internally, a fully fitted roll cage and harnesses are installed with Cobra passenger racing seat. The driver's seat is a competition aluminium Kirkey (oval) with cover for driving position but supplied with spare Cobra race seat on adjustable runners for shorter drivers. Luke 4 point 3" FIA Drivers harnesses are installed. All scrutineers tweaks including transfers and internal/external power cut off switches are fitted as well as a fitted and plumbed new 4 nozzle Lifeline zero 2000 FIA fire extinguisher with internal/external pulls. Oil pressure, oil temp, water temp gauges, electronic tacho with competition style individually switched ignition, fuel pumps, fans and a rear high vis rain light are all specced on this car. Five MWS Competition wire wheels complete new Goodyear 225/60R15 Eagle F1 rubber keep everything on the straight and narrow with the addition of a set of four Dunlop 6.00L-15 Crossply race rubber with tubes. This extremely competent and well presented motorcar is track ready and, with all fresh fluids and filters, is supplied with full data pack and photographic record of rebuild. It is currently being fine tuned and tested awaiting its inaugural outing this season.
Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars|
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
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