1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE | The striking 1965 Jaguar E-Type race car, showing 17777 miles, was designed by William Heynes using Aircraft construction and shapes by Malcolm Sayer who was earlier with Bristol Aircraft. The monocoque (tub or load bearing skin) was folded like an irregular tube under the doors. The Engine and Front Suspension are Supported by a Tube Frame like Aircraft of the 40's and 50's and race cars from the 60's and 90's. The independent suspension with Torsion Bars and Koni Shocks at the front and (4) adjustable (coil over) spring/Koni shock absorbers at the rear. The double overhead cam engine was introduced in 1948. This 4.2 liter (252 cu.in) six develops 320HP @ 5300 RPM. It benefits from porting and free flowing manifolds as well as the competition suspension and 7 Inch wheels with 225/60 radial tires. A competition Griffin electric assisted aluminum radiator keeps coolant under 70 degrees Celsius in warm weather. Top speed is 160 MPH and it corners like a modern car, but it has comfortable grand touring ride. Acceleration is 5.9 sec 0-60 MPH. The body was stripped to bare metal and painted by Mercedes-Benz factory paint master painters. The engine was built by a master racing mechanic and has only been driven 300 miles since the rebuild. The wiring harness was recently replaced. Requested invitation from Chattanooga Concours and the Hilton Head Concours twice with opportunities for each again. This vehicle will sell at public auction on Saturday, June 25th. Location: Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. www.hendersonmotorseries.com for all the details.