Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1962 Jaguar XK-E Roadster

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1962 Jaguar XK-E Roadster | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the final in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.

Introduced in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the XK series, the Jaguar E-type, also known as the XK-E, was sleek and resembled the famous D-type race car.

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Interior of the Roadster

The E-type, styled by aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer with input from Sir William Lyons, retained the XK’s twin-cam engine but was updated with three SU carburetors to produce 265 horsepower and was rated with a top speed in excess of 150 miles per hour, though most customer cars wouldn’t quite get there.

Other features included independent rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment.

Offered from the Tammy Allen collection without reserve at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale, this 1962 Jaguar XK-E roadster is an early flat-floor car.  It has been restored and features a matching-numbers 3.8-liter engine with welded bonnet louvers, aluminum dash and console, and four-speed manual transmission.

The Jaguar comes with a Heritage Certificate that confirms restoration was done to the correct specifications.

This 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster and the rest of the Tammy Allen Collection will be crossing the block at no reserve as part of Barrett-Jackson’s ninth annual Las Vegas Auction, October 13-15 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. For more information, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid or call 480-421-6694. Absentee bidding options powered by Proxibid are also available.

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