The design of the car was birthed from the D-Type, a full-out racing car with sensuously curved aerodynamic styling that had achieved tremendous success in international competition. As it required a new, competitive production model, Jaguar’s management set about developing the design into a car that was suitable for road use. The famous, feline curves were developed by Sayer, a trained aerodynamicist, using wind tunnel testing and aircraft principles. They were constructed around a lightweight monocoque that had a tubular sub-frame to carry the engine, front suspension and steering, and an independent rear axle. While the design would evolve over its 13 years of production, it never ceased being as beautiful as when it was first created. No other sports car has made such an impression upon the world.
- Chassis 1E15541
- Matching numbers
- Original colour combination
- Restored completely to original specifications
- French registration
The Jaguar E-Type Roadster
The E-Type Roadster 4.2 series 1 we are offering here is chassis 1E15541. Finished in its original colour combination Carmen red with black interior, this matching numbers example was supplied new in New York on May 1967 to John P. Zemko Jr. In 1970 the car was sold to a collector in Connecticut. Later the car will remain unused and will be sent to Florida. In the mid 2010s, 1E15541 was imported to Europe and its restoration was carried out by a specialized workshop in Holland, of which the complete work sheet is available. Nearly 600 hrs have been spent and the result is stunning. Sparingly used since then, 1E15541 comes with Heritage Certification and is French registered. Ready for immediate enjoyment.