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For Sale: 1962 Jaguar E-Type
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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After the year 2011, when the E-Type marked its 50th anniversary, it might be clear that the E-type is one of the most famous and desirable cars in automotive history. When it was launched in 1961, the appeal of E-Type transcended the automotive world. Such is the inherent rightness of its proportions, stance and purity of line, that it is a permanent exhibit in New York's Museum of Modern Art. The now iconic E-Type has set new standards in automotive design and performance when it was launched in 1961. Its influence is still apparent in Jaguar's modern range: cars that offer a peerless blend of performance, comfort, cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. The Jaguar E-type was a sensation when it was launched, and remains Jaguar's most enduring and iconic symbol. The E-Type is simply one of the most exciting cars ever created and a legacy to the genius of Jaguar's founder, Sir William Lyons.' E-Type owners included celebrities such as George Best, Brigitte Bardot, Tony Curtis and Steve McQueen and the sports car became as synonymous with the Swinging Sixties as the Beatles and the mini skirt. 'It is impossible to overstate the impact the E-Type had when it was unveiled in 1961,' said Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director. 'Here was a car that encapsulated the spirit of the revolutionary era it came to symbolize. The E-Type is a design that even today continues to inform the work we do in styling the Jaguars of the future.' Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, Jaguar's E-Type caused a sensation. Capable of achieving 150mph, but costing a fraction of the price of rivals with similar performance, it was the affordable super car and became an instant icon which remained on sale for 14 years. Some of the Jaguar E-Type facts: The E-Type was presented to the world's press at the restaurant du Parc des Eaux Vives in Geneva on 15th March 1961. Such was the media excitement and clamour for demonstration runs up a nearby hill climb that Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons instructed chief test driver Norman Dewis to drive through the night from Coventry to bring another model to Switzerland. Even Enzo Ferrari admitted it was 'the most beautiful car in the world.' The E-type's straight-six engine had powered Jaguar to five Le Mans victories in the 1950s and by 1961 in 3.8-litre form produced 265bhp and 260lb ft of torque, making the car a genuine 150mph proposition and, like its XK120 predecessor, the fastest production car in the world. ? At launch the E-Type cost £2,256 15s, including purchase tax and the all-important optional wire wheels. The E-Type's perfectly proportioned bodywork was the work of Malcolm Sayer, an aeronautical engineer by training who also applied his aerodynamic expertise in shaping the earlier Le Mans-winning C and D-Type racers. Concerning this specific Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 It is not strange that driving this icon is very special. Still now, the driving capabilities of this specific E-type are excellent. The car has a very powerful engine and it is therefore a fantastic car to drive on a road which seems to be a race track, but the car is also fantastic to drive on the motorway as it is not making enormous high revs on a higher speed. This specific E-type has been maintained by one of the main specialists in the Netherlands for Jaguar, namely Kolvenbach. The former owner has serviced the car there for a very long time. Probably therefore, the car is driving so well. The steering is excellent, brakes are perfect and a very unique detail is that the gearbox is shifting very nice and smoothly. The synchromesh is not making any noise by shifting to a lower gear. The body of the car is very nice. It is not a freshly restored car and it therefore show some nice patina. One can see that this car has been used for trips on nice weather days. The chrome on the car is excellent even as the windows. The interior is in a very nice condition either with beautiful leather (original series I) seats. In short: this is a very nice example of a superb icon in one of the most wanted series from the E-type ever made. For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The information contained within this advert is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.

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