All fields are required.MONTEREY 2017 CONSIGNMENTS1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster – Astor Devotion Collection
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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder August 17th – 19th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 17th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Los Angeles Broadcasting Pioneer Art Astor was a man known for many things. A dedicated businessman, loving father and grandfather and first rate soldier, Art was also known for his incredible devotion to the automobile.
Russo and Steele is proud to present in Monterey, California the last remaining automobiles in Art Astor’s legendary collection. The Devotion Collection features the cars truly closest to Art’s heart. These fourteen remaining offerings are vehicles that Art felt so passionately about that he kept them the closest to him, through the end of his life and include prime examples of Pre and Post War American Classics, American Luxury Cars and European Sports Cars.
The Jaguar XKE or E-Type was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph top speed, sub-7-second zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivalled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years. This Series III is finished in British Racing Green and is fitted with striking chrome wire wheels. The body is straight and solid and the interior sparkles. The black leather seating is in good order and the engine is clean and tidy. Recently serviced this stunning Jaguar XKE is ready for the road or presentation at the next All British Field Meet.