Classics – 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight snatches $7.37 million for record sale image

This is now the costliest E-Type ever, as the championship-winning 1963 Jaguar E-Type was acquired by a wealthy collector for the impressive figure of $7.37 million during the recent Bonhams Scottsdale event.

This is now the most expensive Jaguar E-Type ever, and also the costliest Jaguar that was sold after 1960. The price tag is warranted by the E-Type being just one of 12 original examples, and also a pristine example driven for just 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) in almost five and a half decades of life. Just three owners are written in the book, and also wears the original six-cylinder engine with 293 horsepower (218 kilowatts) when new, directed towards the four-speed close-ratio manual gearbox.

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With chassis number S850667, this is the tenth in 12 units that were manufactured between 1961 and 1963. It won the Australian GT Championship in 1963, and is considered as one of the most original examples in existence, with almost all of its original exterior and interior parts. The $7.3 million sum does pay in comparison to the world’s most expensive Jaguar – a 1955 D-Type sold last year for no less than $21,780,000, which is the second biggest price for any car in history.