Lightweight E-type to lead Brooklands sale

| 20 Aug 2013

A Jaguar E-type S1 Low Drag Coupé replica is estimated to make £150-185,000 when it goes under the hammer at Historics on 31 August.

Based on a 1962 car, the aluminium-bodied racer has been subject to a two-year rebuild.

It features a correct dry-sumped race engine, which has been balanced and lightened. It sports Carrillo conrods, plus Venolia forged racing pistons and is fuelled by triple 45DCOE Weber carburettors. It is said to give more than 375bhp.

Power is transmitted via a four-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox by John Arnold of Revival Motorsport to a Salisbury 3.77:1 Power-Lok limited-slip differential.

The interior is fitted with an FIA Appendix K rollcage, period-style bucket seats and full harnesses.

A rare 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Vanden Plas drophead coupé is set to make £70-85,000.

It was extensively restored between 1998 and 2004 and comes with a history file documenting the work.

Bought by its current owner in 2008, after a period of little use, the car was lightly recomissioned, is said to be a good driver and comes with a year’s MoT.

Another ’30s classic comes in the form of Lagonda 3 Litre Continental Open Tourer from 1936 that carries a guide price of £55-65,000.

It was fitted with its T4 body in 1962, having originally been a Silent Travel pillarless saloon, yet maintains its original seating layout and is said to be in excellent order.

Its present keeper has driven the Lagonda 25,000 fault-free miles in the past five years.

Other lots up for grabs include a 1952 Jowett Jupiter (£21-26,000), a 1978 Fiat 126p Group 2 Rallye (above, £6-8000) and a 1969 Land-Rover SWB Series IIA Lightweight (with no reserve).

View the full lot list on the auction house’s website.