The spectacular Jaguar E-Type was revealed at the Geneva Salon in 1961 and the trade audience is instantly won over! This super sports car with high power and modern chassis was available as a roadster for DM 26,000, the Coupé was DM 1,000 more expensive. This was a sensation and a shock for Ferrari and it also de-mystified the legendary Mercedes 300 SL. This was typical Jaguar fashion: “more car for less money” including a few weak points. With the 2nd generation, the 1.5, there were many changes in detail. Most noticeable is the engine with 4,235 ccm capacity and the fully synchronized transmission. The disk brakes now had brake boosters and a more energetic grip. It’s 18 month production time makes the series 1.5 rare. Later models, especially for export to the US also had modernized dash boards.
Our Jaguar E-Type 1.5 is from California and only had one owner. Its 94,000 mileage is credible. The classic has been in German ownership since 2013 and is cleared by customs but isn’t registered in Germany yet.
- front: disc
- rear: disc
- MATCHING NUMBERS
- First registration in 1968