1971 Jaguar V12 Roadster “150 MPH”
Legends are pleased to offer “150 MPH” a unique and historically significant Jaguar E Type for sale.
Personally handed over by Lofty England (picture documented) to the first owner Hugh Hunter in October of 1971 with the iconic registration 150 MPH. Upon delivery Mr. Hunter entrusted the car to Ron Beatty of famed Forward Engineering for power upgrades including cams, down draught Webber conversion and straight stainless exhaust system. Mr. Hunter owned 150 MPH through to 1988, interestingly Victor Gauntlet of Aston Martin fame subsequently owned the car through to 1991 at which point the current family took over ownership.
More recently 150 MPH was subjected to a bulkhead forward refresh by CWS Coventry where the engine was removed with all components inspected, cleaned and replaced where necessary. During the same period the car came full circle and returned to Mr. Ron Beatty for a valve train inspection / adjustment.
150 MPH stands today in lovely original condition having covered a documented 35000 miles, retaining the delivery hard top, fitted luggage and importantly its unique and complete history file. Dynamically the car can be driven as intended with confidence offering performance that separates her from the crowd. An opportunity for the collector to acquire a unique V12 E Type.