1961 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 4.2 Race Car
|Performance:||4.2 liter inline 6 cylinder; Weber Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Suspension:||Independent front/ rear|
|Features:||custom-made carbon fiber bonnet and alloy racing wheels|
|Optional equipment:||Competition gauges, full road cage, Sparco racing seat, and Simpson harnesses|
|Wheels:||Custom Steel Wheels|
|Other 1:||Body Number: R2298|
This 1961 Jaguar E-Type an early flat-floor, welded-louver Roadster that has been transformed into a fierce race car that is ready for the track. The car has a deep racing history, and has benefited from a number of racing additions, including an upgraded with 4.2-liter race engine, vented front disc brakes, Koni adjustable shocks, custom-made carbon fiber bonnet, alloy racing wheels, Large-capacity fuel cell and Lifeline halon fire-extinguisher system, and competition gauges, full road cage, Sparco racing seat, and Simpson harnesses. The XKE includes a trove of photographs from races it has competed in, along with an extensive collection of documentation.
1961 thru mid-1962 the early E Types had very distinctive features to the early XKE’s. Including flat floors, welded louvered bonnets, aluminum dash with center console and early style bucket seats. The early coupes also featured a slightly different shaped rear glass on the hatch door. Jaguar’s E-type featured a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay, and a tilting bonnet. With its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, and a compliant suspension, the E-type was an ideal two-place sports car. The XKE has looks to die for, with sweeping lines and an aggressive yet undeniable sensual stance. All these features make it a very desirable XKE for the collector!