Jaguar E-Type Low-Drag

Rare E-Type Low-Drag Coupe by Lynx!

£449,950
  • Model Year 1962
  • Mileage 6654
  • Engine Size (L) 3.8
  • Transmission Manual
  • Colour Zinc
  • Body Type Coupe
  • Interior Colour Black Leather

Vehicle Information

1962 Jaguar E-Type Low-Drag Coupe by Lynx | Finished in “Porsche’s” Zinc

Jaguar built just a handful of the famous all-aluminium lightweight E-Types for racing purposes. Of these, the factory modified just one for Peter Lindner, the German Jaguar importer. After having taken delivery of the car in 1963 he entered the Nürburgring 1000 KM and lead the field for much of the race! The following year saw the car return to Browns Lane, where Chief Designer Malcolm Sayer re-designed the bodywork and carried out test sessions in MIRA’s wind tunnel, resulting in a unique fastback-style coupé with near-perfect aerodynamics. Further modifications were made to the engine and mechanical system, resulting in an astonishing 340 brake horsepower and speeds reaching close to 170 mph at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sadly, Lindner’s desire for greater speed ended in tragedy at Montlhéry, when he collided with a slower car.

The wreckage from this accident remained in storage for more than 20 years before Jaguar specialist Lynx was asked to restore it by its then new owner Peter Kaus. After being displayed for some 25 years as a lightweight roadster, it was acquired in 2008 by Peter Neumark, who commissioned a 7,000-man-hour restoration to resurrect the iconic Low-Drag Coupé. After much desire, Lynx would produce a small handful of all-aluminium Lindner/Nöcker Low-Drag recreations, which were based on original drawings provided by Peter Nöcker.

The body is built to the original Low Drag appearance, incorporating a new steel monocoque and updated chassis frames. The bonnet, doors, boot lid, rear wings, and roof were all hand-welded in 16-gauge aluminium to original specification, including the external riveting. The original steel-design windscreen surround encased the low drag, raked laminated safety glass from the original pattern. Driving lamps in the bonnet, a spring-loaded roof vent, a louvered vent panel over fuel pumps, and pit lamps only add to the authentic feel.

The engine has been hand-built by Lynx for road and track use. Its power has been optimised to provide a wide torque curve, with 320 brake horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 340 foot-pounds of torque at 3,800 rpm.

The front and rear suspension are fully adjustable, whilst the FIA-approved ATL fuel cell in aluminium casing, the Monza-style fuel filler, the braised fuel lines, and the large diameter front and rear brake discs with multi pot callipers make the E-Type highly usable on the track. As one might expect from this no-comprise vehicle, the interior has been finished to the highest standard, and it includes Smiths gauges, a Moto-Lita steering wheel, semi-reclined bucket seats that were patterned off the original car, trimmed Connolly hide and four-point harnesses with quick release.
The current owner bought this Low-Drag E-Type, chassis 860416, in 2008 and has since commissioned a mechanical restoration.

The engine was recently rebuilt to race specifications, as the car had previously been used on the road. The rear axle has been overhauled, along with all the rest of the suspension components, and a new roll cage has been fitted.

Most importantly, the car has got the current “bar code” FIA Historical Technical Papers, which ensure its entry at many of the world’s prestigious motor racing events.

The current owner has also had a full interior retrim by Jaguar Land Rover!

Please contact us for more information!

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Technical Details

  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type
  • Mileage 6654
  • Nr. of Doors 2 doors
  • Engine Size (L) 3.8
  • Transmission Manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • BHP 320.00
  • Combined (mpg) -
  • Prev. Owners 14
  • ULEZ compliant Yes
  • Torque (lbs/ft) 340.00
  • Top Speed (mph) 0
  • CO2 Emissions (g/km) -
  • Extra Urban (mpg) -
  • Urban (mpg) -