In this special video guide to the Jaguar E-type, Practical Classics editor Danny Hopkins is joined by Mark Wilkinson, MD of Heritage Classic Car Insurance. In this video they look at a beautiful Jaguar Series 3 V12 E-type in primrose yellow and Mark bravely lets Danny have the keys!
As you’ll see in this video, the Jaguar E-Type is one of Danny’s favourite cars to drive, but he sets out to give you an honest assessment of what this classic car is like to drive. He explains that a good E-type will drive as good as it looks, and this 12-cylinder grand tourer is an incredibly comfortable car to drive. Danny explains how this iconic Series 3 E-Type feels to drive and hold the road. He stresses that you absolutely need to use it, not store it in the garage to accumulate dust… as that’s just a waste of an astounding classic car. If you’ve got the means and you know that you want an E-type, then he urges you to buy one now.
So what do you need to look for when buying an E-Type? You need to make sure the paperwork is sound – the history of any classic car is important – so look out for details of any restoration work and who the work was carried out by. The most important part of an E-Type purchase though is assessing the bodywork. Make sure you check the bulkheads, the floor panels and sills, as well as the bonnet. Don’t forget to check the engine too for evidence of overheating.
Jaguar E-type values have soared in recent years, so storing and tracking your classic car is extremely important. Heritage Classic Car Insurance are always happy to give advice to any customer who calls in about securely storing their classic cars and talk about which insurance policy will work best for them.
For more information on Heritage Classic Car Insurance visit www.heritagecarinsurance.co.uk or call 0121 248 9229.