If you're looking to break into historics racing, we commend you. It's one of the most exciting forms of motorsport to watch—especially when the cars competing are worth well over seven figures each. This prepped E-Type could be the perfect way to get in on the action. You should buy it.
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According to , this 1963 Series 1 E-Type competed in the Tour de France historical race in 2010, 2011, and 2014. The car underwent a restoration in the 1990s, and comes equipped with original 3.8-liter straight-six engine. It's been upgraded with an oil cooler, aviation hoses, and an electric fan to insure the engine's health on-track. There are even modern oil and water gauges so the driver can monitor the engine's status in real-time. The original unsynchronized transmission has been replaced with a later four-speed Jaguar unit.
Other race-minded upgrades to the car include sticky Avon tires, Mk. 9 Jaguar disc brakes, an adjustable suspension setup, a stainless steel exhaust, and a small-diameter lightweight flywheel. There's also a full fire-suppression system installed, with activation switches on the exterior and in the cabin. The original chrome bumper pieces are currently off of the car, but will be included in the sale. We recommend keeping them off, as the car looks a whole lot better without them.
The ad says this E-Type has been regularly serviced by a handful of English specialty shops, and remains in ready-to-race condition. The sellers, Casting Autmobiles Classic of Paris, France, (around $146,000) for the privilege of owning the car. That's a lot of money, yes, but considering this E-Type's turn-key condition and prior history, it's certainly worth the price.