E-Type Roadster GT

298 HP219 KW
1965 build year
300.000 Euro


- Bespoke, hand-formed aluminum roadster coachwork
- Overhauled 4.2-liter inline-six uprated to 298 horsepower
- Five-speed manual transmission
- Modern racing suspension, brakes, and knock-off wheels
- Successfully passed inspection for a historic registration “H-Plate”

The Jaguar E-Type turned heads amongst showgoers when it was unveiled at the March 1961 Geneva Auto Salon, combining a lithe body with ahead-of-its-time engineering, a 150-mph top speed, and a price at least half that of more exotic rivals from Aston Martin or Ferrari. Owing much of its underlying design and construction methods to the Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type, the E-Type utilized a light and rigid semi-monocoque structure with the engine and front and rear suspension mounted on tubular steel subframes. Bolstering its sharp handling and supple ride quality was an independent coil-sprung rear suspension and torsion bar front end, rack-and-pinion steering, and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes descended from those on the Jaguar racing cars.

While supremely advanced on debut, today, the E-Type offers merely impressive performance with the inexactitudes one would expect from a machine built in the 1960s. For those seeking a more contemporary driving experience while retaining the timeless E-Type silhouette, Auto Sauer of Bamberg, Germany offers an ideal solution. This superb E-Type Roadster GT began life as a 4.2-liter Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe before its radical modernization by Auto Sauer, which involved an estimated 2,000 hours of labor and exceeded € 300,000 in total. The aim of the project was to preserve the unmistakable E-Type driving experience while faithfully bringing the legend into the 21st Century with modern mechanicals.

The remarkable transformation began with extending the track via wider aluminum knock-off wheels modeled on the original Dunlops wrapped in modern Avon CR6ZZ radial tires, which necessitated widening the body. Modeled to resemble the fabled Lightweight Competition E-Type racing cars, the gorgeous hand-formed aluminum panels give the E-Type a more aggressive stance and sleek, unadorned appearance lacking chrome bumpers and brightwork. In addition, the roof was removed, and the windscreen truncated to create a striking open roadster.

The E-Type’s fundamental mechanicals remained, albeit substantially upgraded for increased performance – including its 4.2-liter “XK” inline-six which was completely overhauled, and its output increased to 298 horsepower. This newfound power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a newly fitted five-speed manual transmission and mitigated with new racing suspension and brakes at all four corners.

These performance-oriented upgrades did not come at the expense of its grand touring credentials, however, as the cabin remains an extremely pleasant environment, swathed in high-quality leather and appointed with a RetroSound San Diego Classic DAB radio with Bluetooth/USB connectivity.

Exquisitely presented in light blue over tan and entirely renewed throughout – including all-new exhaust, fluid tanks, and wiring harnesses – this outstanding custom Roadster GT is the ideal way to experience the classic 1960s character of an E-Type combined with modern sports car performance. Desireably, the Jaguar has passed inspection in order to be registered in Germany as a classic car with the coveted “H-Plate.”

We offer this vehicle for our partner company Collectors Garage from Michigan, USA. Collectors Garage is a subsidiary of the Broad Arrow Group.

The car can be viewed at our premises in Germany, 33415 Verl at any time by arrangement. A lifting platform is available for this purpose.

Please contact us if you are interested in further information. We prepare our descriptions and advertisements very conscientiously and carefully. Nevertheless, we ask for your understanding that the details given here are non-binding descriptions which do not represent guaranteed properties. We are not liable for errors, input errors and data transmission errors and reserve the right to make changes prior sale.

In this case, the sale is carried out on consignment without display of the sales tax and without warranty.


Bastian Voigt Collectors Cars GmbH
Zedernstr. 14
33415 Verl

Phone: + 49 5246 9330337

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