In the decade of the 60’s, Jaguar launched one of its models, most iconic, if not the most, the Jaguar E-Type. With a rare form which to many was reminded of a shoe, the Jaguar E-Type became one of the cars fastest, most athletic and beautiful of the time that I was able to drive with total freedom on public roads. His heart, a 3.800 six-cylinder in-line with 265 HP, which enabled him to touch 240 km/h of maximum speed.
Jaguar would also launch a convertible version, as much as or more beautiful than the model coupe, with the same mechanical features and differentiators. However, the variant most exclusive of which is the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight. It was a specific version developed to compete in the category GT, and the british brand had in mind to produce a total of 18 units, although finally only produced 12.
All of them had a number of modifications like the chassis, monocoque, aluminum body and some other better mechanical. Jaguar Classic decided a couple of years to build the 6 remaining which had been left without produce. Today, we learned that a unit of the first 12, more specifically, the number 10. They say that this is the best-preserved is. In his more than half a century of life has only been the property of three different persons and, according to our source, he won the race in Australia in the championship GT of the year 63.
Other important data of this vehicle are its chassis number, S850667, and a total distance traveled, according to the marker, 4,000 miles, less than 6,500 kilometres. More than a decade ago that you do not receive a Jaguar E-Type Lightweight to auction, and the bubble that exists today in this type of car estimates that its retail price will be around 7.5 and $ 8.5 million, about 6.75 and 7,65 million euros to change. If you can afford it and you are interested, the auction will take place on January 19, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Source – Carscoops