Merit Partners is pleased to present this 1972/2013 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2-LITRE V8 SUPERCHARGED ROADSTER BY BEACHAM.
REGISTRATION NO. JYP 111 K
CHASSIS NO. 1550960
*Comprehensively upgraded and improved
*Circa x,xxx miles since completion
*Combining classic elegance with the best of modern technology
‘What we’ve done is give an E-Type Jaguar the total functionality of an XKR. The Beacham E-Type is destined for the classic enthusiast who requires reliability along with modern technology and all mod cons, plus a serious fun factor.’ – Beacham Ltd.
One of the biggest names in the classic Jaguar world, Beacham first caught the motoring public’s imagination back in the late 1980s when the company, based at Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand’s North Island, began offering its comprehensively restored, re-engineered and updated Jaguar Mark 2 saloons.
Since then, Dr Greg Beacham’s company has expanded its activities to include restoration and upgrades for the Jaguar XK150, Aston Martin DB4, various Rolls-Royce and Bentley models and, of course, the immortal E-Type.
Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, the Jaguar E-Type (XKE in the USA) caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. Not since the Jaguar XK120’s debut some 13 years previously had a new car made such an impact. Today, the E-Types graceful lines live on in modern Jaguar sports cars, and there can be little doubt that William Lyons’ sublime creation would feature in any knowledgeable enthusiast’s ‘Top Ten’ of the most beautiful cars of all time.
Automotive technology, though, does not stand still and today, more than half a century since the E-Type’s launch, there is a growing market for improved versions of this iconic model combining its beautiful classic looks with modern performance, handling, and comfort. Beacham’s approach is to build the engine, driver train and running gear of the Jaguar XKR sports car into an original E-Type bodyshell, that offered here being from a right-hand drive Series III.
Completed in 2013, this car has the most powerful of the three XKR engine options: the 4.2-litre 400bhp supercharged V8, which drives via a six-speed automatic gearbox. Other noteworthy features include ABS, power-assisted steering, cruise control, a stereo system, and satellite navigation. Since its transformation, the Jaguar has covered a mere x,xxx-miles and remains in effectively ‘as new’ condition. A truly modern driving experience combined with unparalleled classic good looks, this expertly upgraded E-Type Roadster is offered with a V5C registration document. Being made before 1st January 1975, it is, of course, exempt from UK road tax.
Recently serviced and ready to enjoy!
Sold at Bonhams 2017 auction in England for $220,104