Billed as one of the most stunning automotive designs in the world, the legendary Jaguar E-Type is today a very rare sight – even more so when discussing the Lightweight version.
This is because originally just 12 were produced, with one of them being this “highly original” chassis number S850664 from 1963 that competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans and also at the Bridgehampton 500, as well as the Road America 500. It belonged to Team Cunningham, and the #14 Jaguar E-Type aka “Ferrari 250 GTO killer” will cross the auction block on August 18 during the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction taking place in Carmel, California during the annual The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering event.
No estimation has been forwarded by the auction house but we’re expecting a record. The previous 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight coupe sold by Bonhams sold back in January during the Scottsdale festivities went to a collector for $7,370,000, becoming the most expensive E-Type ever. Jaguar originally planned 18 units of the series, and now the company is delivering the last six as part of a continuation series that is already sold out for approximately $1.5 million apiece. Of course, the biggest collector perk is to have the car that withstood the test of time – even though it’s going to be seriously more expensive.