1962 JAGUAR E TYPE LOW DRAG COUPE £325,000
The fastest of the three lightweight Low Drag Coupes built in period was 49 FXN, which was driven by Peter Lumsden and Peter Sargent and won the Coupe de Paris at Montlhery in 1964. This celebrated E Type has had a long and distinguished competition career right through to the present day, captured in its own ‘Autobiography’ in the Great Cars series.
The car on offer (924 FXC) carefully mirrors 49 FXN and is featured in ‘Jaguar E-type Factory and Private Competition Cars’ by Peter Griffiths. Created from a 1962 FHC by Classic Car Racing, with a hand built aluminium monocoque and body by leading specialist Rod Jay of Racing Jaguar Panels. The light weight alloy engine was built by David Butcher, one of the finest Jaguar engine builders around. It utilizes a wide-angle head mounted on an alloy block which together with other alloy components saves a massive 45 kg from the front end. A steel crank and rods with forged lightweight pistons and long duration cams are part of the comprehensive build specification. A stainless repackable exhaust system designed and built by Chris Tullet (CTE advanced technologies) has extra rear silencers for use at circuits where there are noise restrictions. In its current configuration the engine produces just over 360Bhp at 5800 RPM.
This stunning example was built to FIA Appendix K regulations and meets the minimum weight for the class of 920Kg. Driven by Paul Castaldini and prepared by Classic Car Racing, it has already seen considerable success over the years, in HSCC’s Guards Trophy, CSCC’s Classic K and the Jaguar Classic Challenge. This has included competing at the Classic Le Mans meeting twice. It is also ideal for entry in the many Appendix K (Jaguar Classic Challenge) and other events that will be held in 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the birth of the E Type Jaguar. It is likely that the JCC will be at the Classic Le Mans in 2022.
Since it was last raced, the Low Drag has been completely stripped and re-painted in Aston Martin Green, then carefully rebuilt to its original specification, with all service items carried out, providing a car that is absolutely ready to compete. Over the years, it has benefited from considerable investment and development and now boasts a CCR ultra close ratio, straight cut gearbox with a CPC Quick Shifter. A full and detailed specification sheet will be available to the next owner, together with comprehensive build and set up information.
In the right hands, this is a very competitive car and is only on the market as the result of a change of plans by the current owner. Sensible offers or trades will be considered for a car that is offered at well below the build price.
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