Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Competition

  • Built according to FIA specifications
  • Interesting race history 
  • Ideal for historical motorsports
Year:1963
Paintwork:Silver
Interior:Black
Gearing Type:Manual
Mileage:5.860 KM
Power:320 HP
Fuel*:Petrol
Price:129.000,- € (TAX paid)

* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 13.6 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)

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The Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Competition

The history of the E-Type did not begin in 1961 but seven years earlier, when Jaguar first entered the scene with the D-Type in Le Mans. The D-Type already anticipated essential design features of the later E-Type. The entire stem was designed as a tubular frame. This tubular frame formed the pivot points for the front suspension and the dual camshaft engine and was bolted to the bodywork using eight attachment points. The designers under the auspices of Malcom Sayer had adopted this design from aircraft construction. The engine hood was bolted to the wings and open up as one unit to the front. 

The history of the E-Type did not begin in 1961 but seven years earlier, when Jaguar first entered the scene with the D-Type in Le Mans. The D-Type already anticipated essential design features of the later E-Type. The entire stem was designed as a tubular frame. This tubular frame formed the pivot points for the front suspension and the dual camshaft engine and was bolted to the bodywork using eight attachment points. The designers under the auspices of Malcom Sayer had adopted this design from aircraft construction. The engine hood was bolted to the wings and open up as one unit to the front. In contrast to the D-Type racing car, however, the E-Type was designed from the outset as a road sports car. Sir William Lyons and his team had drawn a spectacularly shaped bodywork over the newly developed rear axle in box design and with internal disc brakes. The E-Type was available both as a coupé (FHC) and as a roadster (OTS), and it was a big hit at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. The specialised press fought over the test vehicles and produced raving reviews for the new launches. In terms of performance, the E-Type competed with the most powerful sports cars of the time. 

The car offered here had been shipped out to the USA in 1963 but already returned to Europe, or more precisely to Bologna in Italy, in 1970. This is where it remained with its second owner until the year 1997. At the time, the owner decided to sell the vehicle to the well-known collector and chairman of the Catania Sports Car Club, Mr Michele Miano. He commissioned Jaguar specialist Marco Burato to rebuild the vehicle according to FIA standards so that the E-Type could from then on be used in racing events. The entire interior of the vehicle was redesigned for use in racing, including the installation of a roll cage, bucket seats and a new dashboard. The vehicle was also further optimised in terms of technology: amongst other rework, the engine, drive train and suspension were revised and optimised. Marco Burato’s team thus created a powerful racing car, which was to be used mainly in hill climb races and circuit races by its new owner. And very successfully so. In 1999, the car came first in the GTS class. The Italian CSAI Logbook features a total of 21 hill climb races, including the famous Trento-Bodone race in the Italian Alps, Catania-Etna, Pergusa, Gubbio as well as races on various circuits such as Vallelunga. We will hand over this legendary and fully operational E-Type with a fresh service and all papers, including CSAI documents and GTS FIA passport to its new owner, hopefully a racing enthusiast! For further information, please contact our sales team.