1961 Jaguar E-Type Period Competition Roadster
Roadster · LHD · 3.8L
ultimate sayer specification
50 year racing career
Multiple JCC and GTSCC winner
Kinrara trophy and Pre’63 GT front runner
A truly exceptional race car, this remarkable competition E-Type; chassis no. 875949, was originally built by the factory as a left hand drive roadster for export. One of the original 1961 flat floor vehicles, it was registered by Jaguar Cars in the UK prior to its export to the U.S. where it was modified for competition use and raced throughout its life. Its Coventry WK registration number is still retained today.
In the winter of 2015, the vehicle came to M&C Wilkinson Ltd and was fully uprated to ‘Sayer-specification’ in order to meet the F.I.A. homologation 34 (Pre '63) requirements. This included a Sayer specification suspension; Sayer specification differential; Sayer specification close ratio gearbox; ultimate Sigma specification engine and exhaust system; 110 litre FIA fuel safety cell; Schroth safety harness; and full FIA fire extinguisher system.
Now a contender within present day historic car racing, this vehicle has won multiple JCC and GTSCC races; becoming a front runner in all Kinrara Trophy races at three previous Goodwood Revival meetings - 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2018, this roadster achieved an impressive Kinrara qualifying time of 1.29.430. In 2017, it was the Jaguar Classic Challenge Class D championship winning car and placed fourth overall.
Well balanced and reassuringly predictable on handling, this competition roadster has been fully refreshed over winter, holds current FIA HTP papers and is race ready.