In the 1950s when Jaguar was dominating at Le Mans with its series of purebred competition cars, the C-Type
and D-Type, the natural successor came in the form the factory lightweight competition E-Type. With 53
C-Types built and 71 D-Types built, the 12 factory lightweight competition E-Types created make this model
far rarer than its celebrated siblings and few collectors indeed can boast of owning all three.
Known as the “GTO killers,” these lightweight competition Jaguar E-Types are faster on most tracks than the
famed Ferrari 250 GTO. As some of the most successful and iconic sports-racing cars ever produced, they
are among Britain’s most celebrated cars and rarely, if ever, come up for sale.
This example has been out of the public eye for most of its life and comes recently from a private collection
where it has resided since 1999. Its condition, too, is incredibly noteworthy with original finish visible in most
areas, including almost all the interior. To have a competition car, and a championship winner at that, in such
original condition is unheard of today.
“It’s an honor to represent such an original and genuine example of these epic and legendary cars,” says
Jakob Greisen, Bonhams’ Head of US Motoring. “Not only is this an incredible car by any measure, but it’s
also the first time a Lightweight E-Type has been offered in the US for more that 17 years.” This very special
sports-racer carries an estimate of $7,500,000-$8,500,000.
To learn how to register to bid – in person or remotely, how to order a catalog, and to learn more about this
car and the other important cars on offer, visit bonhams.com/scottsdale.
The Bonhams Scottsdale Auction takes place on Thursday, January 19th at the beautiful Westin Kierland
Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, a simple and hassle-free 30-minute drive from the Phoenix international
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