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Lastly, Jaguar produced the Sequence 3 mannequin from 1971 to 1974. In contrast to the earlier two variations, powered by 3.8- and 4.2-liter inline-six engines, the Sequence 3 featured a 5.3-liter V12 powerplant. The E-Kind additionally spawned a few limited-edition, race-ready vehicles, the Low Drag Coupe (1962) and the Light-weight (1963-1964). The latter returned as a Continuation Sequence mannequin in 2014.
Jaguar constructed greater than 72,000 E-Varieties. The Sequence 3 is the rarest at 15,287 examples made, adopted by the Sequence 2, with 18,809 items produced. The Sequence 1 is the most typical at 38,419 vehicles. Nevertheless, these “first-gen” E-Varieties are normally break up between S1 3.8, S1 4.2, and S1.5 variants. These had been inbuilt 15,498, 16,195, and 6,726 items, respectively.
Gross sales numbers might be additional break up into physique types and seating format, which ends up in some S1 4.2 and S1.5 runs, together with fewer than 5,000 examples. However none of those are as uncommon because the early flat-floor vehicles.
Whereas most E-Varieties characteristic dished flooring, this design was launched in 1962 to offer extra legroom. Earlier than that occurred, about 500 E-Varieties had been produced with a flat ground design. These vehicles additionally characteristic exterior hood latches that require a software to open. These early E-Varieties are uncommon, sought-after, and pristine examples that may fetch as a lot as $500,000 at public auctions. The Golden Sand drop-top you see right here is a type of vehicles.
Noticed on the Auburn Auctions in September 2023, this 1962 E-Kind is greater than only a fascinating flat-floor roadster. It is also a type of classics that underwent a no-expense-spared restoration, turning it right into a museum piece. The shiny Golden Sand coloration makes it stand out much more, as does the darkish crimson inside. One among greater than 30 colours out there on the E-Kind, Golden Sand was provided with crimson or gentle tan upholstery.
Our host does not pop up the hood, however the 1962 mannequin yr suggests this E-Kind hides a 3.8-liter inline-six between the entrance wheels. This engine was the only possibility from 1961 till October 1964, when Jaguar elevated displacement to 4.2 liters. The mill was rated at 265 horsepower and 245 pound-feet (332 Nm) of torque when new and pushed the E-Kind towards a high pace of 150 mph (241 kph).
Regardless of being a flat-floor instance, this E-Kind was nowhere close to the $528,000 public sale document set in 2014. The Golden Sand roadster modified fingers for $140,000, which continues to be respectable for a totally restored Sequence 1 Jag.