1:18 JAGUAR E-TYPE LIGHTWEIGHT COOMBS 4WP #47 GREY

PARAGON

R 2,975.00 
SKU: MIPA98341

1:18 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Coombs 4Wp #47 Grey

Manufacturer: Paragon/ Model Icons

Scale: 1:18

Type: Diecast

History:

Jaguar decided to create a limited run of 18 Lightweight E-types, with a full aluminium body. Based on the open-top roadster, but with a coupé-style hardtop roof, they included a race-spec 350bhp version of the 3.8-litre XK straight-six engine and a five-speed gearbox. The imminent arrival of the Lightweight E-type worried Enzo Ferrari so much that he immediately commissioned the lighter and more powerful Ferrari 250 GTO. 

Two Lightweight E-types were shipped to the US to take part in the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours. First time out, the car won its class and finished seventh overall at the hands of Ed Leslie and Frank Morrill. The first Lightweight E-type - 4 WPD - went to Jaguar team owner John Coombs. With Hill at the wheel, it won at Snetterton, Goodwood and Silverstone - twisty British circuits where the torque of the 3.8-litre straight-six XK engine could propel the Jaguar out of corners faster than Ferrari's 3-litre V12.

However, on larger, faster international circuits - such as Spa-Francorchamps, the Nurburgring and Le Mans - the improvements to the Lightweight E-type weren't enough to keep the Jaguar ahead of its Italian rivals. In 1963, Cunningham entered three Lightweight E-types at Le Mans, but could only manage ninth place. Ferrari locked out the top six results.

Manufacturer: Paragon

Scale: 1:18

Type: Diecast

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