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Lot 347: Jaguar E-Type Aluminium "Lightweight" Roadster

Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars, Coys (16 January 2010)

SCL900 was first registered on the 5th October 1961 and was fastidiously rebuilt to lightweight specification by marque specialists between 1989 and 1995. Its early history is not as well documented as in later years; however, the car still retains its original number plate and is provided with numerous scrutineer tags from race meetings during the early 1980s.

In 1985 the vehicle was purchased by Dr David Flanagan, who embarked upon a ground up restoration on the car in order to use for sprints, rallies, race meetings and road use. Consequently, the engine was fitted with Webber carburettors, taking power output to over 300 bhp. In addition, aluminium bonnet, doors and boot lid were purchased and fitted by renowned panel specialists R.S. Panels for £6,300 in 1990.

Photographic evidence illustrates SCL900 being taken back to bare metal, completely mechanically overhauled (including engine) and re-sprayed to its current colour combination of British Racing Green with beige leather interior.

In recent years this E-Type has been further transformed to fast-road specification with significant improvements made. In 2004 Classic Jaguar Racing were commissioned to build an aluminium monocoque, which took six months to complete and transformed the car into an extremely light and powerful 3.8 roadster. In 2007 a significant mechanical overhaul was completed by DK Engineering, at cost of over £10,000. Since then, SCL900 has had its interior re-trimmed and has a current MoT.

Complete with lightweight Dunlop Racing Wheels from Lynx, stainless steel Bell exhaust system, significant history file, past HSCC papers, V5 registration document, five speed gearbox (original available as separate purchase) and limited slip differential, this E-Type roadster represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase one of the most attractive cars ever to be produced and is evocative of the original lightweights that dominated sports car racing then and historic racing events now.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars
Coys, London
TypeCar
Lot Number347
Estimate£65000-£80000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£70000
Year1961
Condition rating0
Registration numberSCL900
Mileage-
Chassis number850162
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2