Unlike the D-Type, the E-Type was never designed as a race car, but this did not prevent the factory from sponsoring some well known private drivers. Graham Hill for Team Endeavour with ECD400 and Roy Salvadori for John Coombs with BUY1 had some successes in 1961 against the dominant Ferrari 250 GT, but it was clearly a competition between a road car (the E-Type) and a racing Ferrari that was built to win. Not a single Jaguar made an appearance at Le Mans in 1961. But that same year, John Coombs’ car was actually a factory developed car. It was built with a thinner steel monocoque. It reappears at the start of the 1962 season with registration number 4WPD, with a wet sump D-Type engine, improved brakes and suspension and an aluminium hardtop. This car, which was destroyed during the Easter Cup at Goodwood (driven by Salvadori), was rebuilt by the factory with specifications that will henceforth be called « Lightweight ». Delivered new in 1963, our Roadster was prepared to the highest standards in England: its aluminium doors, Jaguar gearbox, Mk IX brakes and Wide Angle cylinder head make it the perfect tool for races such as the Tour Auto, the Sixties, Le Mans Classic, the 6 Hours of Spa, the Modena Cento Ore and many others. The engine has recently been overhauled, the gearbox is new, as well as the rear axle which has also been revised. The car has recently undergone a bodywork restoration and got a new paint job. With its HTP FIA, it has participated in the meetings organised by Peter Auto.
Straight six-cylinder engine with Wide angle cylinder head
Engine capacity: 3,800 cc
Fully prepared according to FIA specifications