E-Type Price Guide
March 21st 2018
Jaguar E-Type Price Guide
There is no mystery in the allure of an E-Type. The sound of the engine is fantastic, the mid-century British quality is unmistakable - and they’re breathtakingly beautiful. So while it’s easy to see why so many car lovers are eager to purchase one, it’s important that you know a little bit about the Jaguar E-Type price, what’s reasonable and what’s not.
There are many different models of E-Types, each one of them valued at a slightly different level. If you’re shopping for a new classic car, make sure you read through our Jaguar E-Type Price Guide to make sure you’re being asked to pay the appropriate amount for the car you’d like to purchase.
The Series 1 E-Type was manufactured from 1961 to 1968 in a few different forms. As the first line-up of the icon car, the Series 1 E-Types are often considered the most valuable and coveted among classic car aficionados. When the Series 1 E-Type was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, potential buyers were looking at a price tag of just over £2,000- adjusting for inflation this is just shy of £44,000 Today, you’ll have to pay this even to get your hands on a rusted shell of an E-Type.
While prices can vary dramatically depending on the condition of a Series 1 E-Type, typical prices range from the £40,000 region for a rusted “fixer-upper” to £230,000+ for a pristine FHC model. Series 1 Roadsters come in at a more expensive level, with a car requiring restoration work coming in anywhere between £100,000 - £130,000. A high end, excellent condition example of a Series 1 Roadster can cost anywhere up to £240,000. The Two Plus Two Series 1 can fetch a lower price, anywhere from £55,000 - £90,000 for a car in solid (though not necessarily mint) condition, and this price remains consistent throughout Series 2 and 3 E-Types.
It’s important to evaluate whether or not you want a restoration project Series 1 or a mint condition one when deciding what Jaguar E-Type price is right for you. Putting in the time and effort to restore an E-Type to perfect condition can be a very rewarding process.
In production from 1968 to 1970, there were 18,808 (depending on source) Series 2 E-Types manufactured. Just like the Series 1, the Series 2 came with different options available in different models, and overall, these cars are a little more affordable than the earlier Series 1. The Series 2 came with a number of changes from the Series 1, including, most notably, the large oval intake and grille.
For a Series 2 E-Type in pristine condition Classic and Performance Car advise that you can expect to see price tags in the region of £100,000. A Series 2 Roaster will again sit a little higher, around £135,000. A running model in good condition that will require some restoration will cost anywhere from £35,000 to £55,000, with a Fixed Head Coupe coming in between £70,000 and £100,000.
From 1971 to 1975, Jaguar produced the Series 3 E-Type. This final series introduced a new V12 engine and four fishtail exhaust tail pipes as an option, however there were only two models of the Series 3.
For a standard running example of the Series 3 E-Type that will require restoration, you’ll look to pay anywhere between £18,000 - £50,000. A more mint example of the Series 3 fixed head can cost up to £75,000, with the Roadsters coming in at twice the price - and we have sold some of our Fuel Injected roadster for significantly more than that.
Because so many factors can affect the price of an E-Type, including mechanics, bodywork, how the vehicle has been cared for and stored, and the model you’re looking to purchase, it’s important to consult an expert before making a purchase. If you’re interested in purchasing or would like more information about Jaguar E-Type prices, get in touch with us today.
*A number of the prices stated in this post were sourced from Classic and Performance Car.