When the last few Series 3 E-types were sold, in 1975, several far-sighted dealers bought them and put them into storage, confident that they would soon be worth several times their purchase price. How right they were! Today, the surviving E-types are much sought-after, high on the list of collectors’ cars, machines which can be used as practical everyday transport or restored to concours condition and preserved as highly-prized investments.
In these pages, Jaguar expert Paul Skilleter explains the difference between the various versions, discusses their relative strengths and weaknesses, lists the progressive engineering changes made as the model evolved, and recounts the car’s competition history including the development of the special lightweight examples. He details the way in which the potential buyer should go about finding the right car and, in a chapter fully revised and updated for the second edition of this popular book provides much information on maintenance, restoration and spare parts sources. Over 160 illustrations.
1986 second edition hardback in good condition, dust cover also good with only minor marking.