Jaguar E Type 4.2 Coupe (1964-1967)
The most iconic car in the world?
Surely, the Jaguar E Type screams Cool Britannia from its instantly recognisable sixties curves to its pitch perfect rasping engine notes. What red blooded male or female for that matter wouldn’t want to own this epitome of style?
The Jaguar E-Type, as well as being a serious sports car from the glory days of British motoring is now a shrewd investment with values consistently increasing showing no signs of decline. In fact future predictions show that within the next 5 years values will continue to increase seeing Jaguar E-Types hitting £200k in the market place. Take a look at how the Jaguar E-Type has fared over the last 10 years when it comes to valuations:
Specification Jaguar E Type S1 4.2 Coupe (1964 – 1967)
|Performance||0-60 mph 7.4 sec sec / Top Speed 149 mph|
|Power & Torque||265 bhp / 283 lb ft|
|Engine||4235 cc / six cylinder 12 valves|
|Drive-train||Front engine RWD|
|Front engine RWD||Four speed manual|
Valuations since launch – Jaguar E Type 4.2 Coupe (1964 – 1967)
An interesting proposition as you can see. However, If you’re in the market as it were then let’s take a look in more detail.
A Buyer’s Guide – Jaguar E Type 4.2 Coupe (1964 – 1967)
The Jaguar E-Type comes in varying degrees of condition and you will generally get what you pay for, as you would anticipate. If you are looking to buy on a budget then expect to get your hands dirty, although parts are still plentiful. The fixed head coupe would be the cheaper to buy, but if you can’t resist the wind in your hair then prepare to spend a few thousand pounds more for a drop head model.
There are still many E-Types out there in existence, in fact approximately 5,000 to choose from. Prices vary massively from as little as £20k to up to £150k or more for a concourse version.
Fundamentally the E-Type Jaguar is one of the most rewarding cars to own and drive, as well as this there is a superb network of support out there. Engine wise the original XK 3781cc and the upgraded 4235cc are strong running and good for 150,000 miles before thoughts of a rebuild. Just listen out for engine rattle and look out for excessive exhaust smoke, but a well maintained Jaguar E-Type with good history should stand the test of time.
Transmission is incredibly durable; your only worry there would be a failing differential. If it’s a struggle to get reverse you may need a rebuild.
Having taken five years of development the Jaguar E-Types independent suspension is a work of art, offering a comfortable ride with excellent cornering ability.
To conclude a well maintained Jaguar E-Type is indeed a sturdy and reliable car; its main weakness’s are the dreaded rust and electrical issues typical of most British cars from the sixties and seventies. Also do your home work and make sure your getting originality or at least as near to it as possible. Lots of things could have happened to a 40 plus year old car over time so know your E-Types.
Insurance quotes for a Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe (1964-1967)
Any car produced in the sixties will fit a specialist classic car scheme and here a Heritage Classic Car insurance we will provide the owner of a Jaguar E-Type with a high quality bespoke insurance policy at an excellent price. Our Classic Car policies will include Fully Comprehensive cover with huge savings for limited mileage and Classic Car club members as well as providing superb features and benefits such as Salvage Retention should the worse happen and our very own in house certified Agreed Value on your Jaguar E-Type at no extra cost to yourself. With insurance premiums starting at less than £150.00 for an annual policy you can be confident that with 50 years experience Heritage Classic Car Insurance is the enthusiast’s choice.
Here are some typical examples of Jaguar E-Type classic car quotations from Heritage Insurance:
• Quotation based on fully comprehensive cover (insured only to drive age 60)
Annual premium – £132.95 with a £150 accidental damage excess.
• Quotation based on fully comprehensive cover (insured only to drive age 45)
Annual premium – £148.96 with a £150 accidental damage excess.
• Quotation based on fully comprehensive cover (insured only to drive age 30)
Annual premium – £179.10 with a £150 accidental damage excess.
*NB: Insurance quotes are based on the following criteria:
- The vehicle garaged overnight
- The insurer has no record of accidents, claims or convictions
- The insurer drives a main car daily and doesn’t exceed a mileage of 3000 per annum
All quotations are based on an Agreed Value of £40,000. Prices may alter depending on individual criteria.
The most expensive Jaguar E-Type was a Series 1 1966 4.2 roadster that goes by the name of ‘Black Beauty’. It was sold at Auction in Manhattan on The 21ST of November 2013 for the princely sum of $467,500. The aforementioned Jag was a one owner from new with just 71,000 miles on the clock. This was an auction record for any Jaguar E-Type ever sold.
Mark Wilkinson (Managing Partner of Heritage Classic Car Insurance)
“What else can be said about the most beautiful car in the world that hasn’t already been said before. The Jaguar E-Type has won the hearts of motoring enthusiasts and aficionados across the globe with its style and grace like no other and outstanding performance that had the Italians reeling. When Britain were great we produced the greatest car of all time”.