Meet the most expensive Jaguar E-Type Ever Sold At Auction
|   Tuesday, February 07, 2017
From car enthusiasts to those who only appreciate their aspect, everybody knows that one of the classiest vehicles out there is the Jaguar E-Type. A simple look at the long hood or the badge of this vehicle makes everybody curious about this strange-looking, yet extremely appealing car. But how on Earth did it end up being the most expensive Jaguar E-Type ever sold at an auction?

Certainly, it doesn't beat the extraordinary $21.78 million paid for an Ecurie Ecosse D-Type, which is another British classic among the nation.
However, the E-Type chassis no. S 850667 did end up being sold for a striking $7.37 million at the 2017 Scottsdale Auction. This gracefully turned the vehicle into the most expensive Jaguar ever – should we say 'Congrats?'

First of all, let's keep in mind that only 12 E-Types like this were built from the start and today there are only 3 people in the world who own one (or at least that's what we know). If it still doesn't sound like a big deal, you should also know that this Lightweight Competition helped Bob Jane win the 1963 Australian GT Championship! But what makes it different than other models released by Jaguar in that area?

Unlike the usual E-Type, the Lightweight Competition one weights about 250 pounds less. Its 3.8-liter XK6 engine includes gas-flowed cylinder heads, trumped tips created to match the S.U. carburetors and further modifications that mainly made the car faster. The Lucas fuel injection, as well as the dry-sump lubrication, turn this vintage vehicle into a real monster on the road – at least considering its age and features.

It's been noted that, if everything works out fine with the model and it's being kept in good shape, its 2.8-liter DOHC incline-6 can reach the 293 horsepower at 5,750 rpm. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this old school beauty helped Bob Jane get to the podium back in 1963. Nearly 20 years later, in 1980, the professional race car driver decided to offer his beauty at auction. Not long after that, Bob Jane declared that selling off the Jaguar was the biggest mistake of his life.

However, another buyer now gets to enjoy this vintage racecar for $7.37 million. Considering the fact that the estimated price for the vehicle is between $7.5 to $8.5 million, it was actually quite cheap!
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