1963 Jaguar XKE Lightweight Competition

Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

 

Chassis S850667 is the 10th example of the 12 E-type Lightweights built. It benefits from a short chain of just three long-term caretakers, and the car displays phenomenal originality, having never been disassembled or rebuilt in any significant manner. The winner of the 1963 Australian GT Championship, this car boasts nearly unparalleled overall quality among its Lightweight brethren.

 

Thor Thorson

Thor Thorson - SCM Contributing Editor

Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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