Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe 3.8l

West Sussex, United Kingdom

1962
Petrol
Manual
3.8L

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe 3.8l

The Jaguar E-Type, which was offered in America as the Jaguar XK-E, is still regarded as an unrivalled classic and style icon of British automobiles. Its beautiful silhouette makes it unmistakable amongst even the most exotic European sports cars of its day. Even Enzo Ferrari described the Jaguar E-Type as the most beautiful car he had ever seen. Built from 1961 to 1974, the E-Type has almost universal appeal, and that is reflected in its values. The Jaguar E-Type is effectively a road-legal variant of the successful Jaguar D-Type that was raced so successfully, with three outright wins at Le Mans. The E-Type�s debut took place at the Geneva Motor Show on March 15, 1961, and between 1961 and 1974 a total of three series and several special models were produced. It was available with various engines as a coup�, 2+2 coup�, and roadster. According to the Heritage Certificate that accompanies this car it was originally supplied by Jaguar Cars in New York in December 1962 and repatriated in 2020. Although subject to a rebuild in the 1980's when Stateside, this superb and quite stunning E-Type Series 1 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe has just enjoyed a comprehensive restoration to show standard plus conversion to Right Hand Drive and is now probably one of the very best Series 1 Coupes you will find currently available on the open market. Following its restoration which included a bare metal respray and re-trim, this E-Type is finished in gleaming gloss Black with Grey Hide. Black, is in our opinion, a fabulous colour for the E-Type as it accentuates the chromework and this example looks just glorious. The records included with this car show the level of detail and expenditure that went into producing it. There are well over 90 invoices on file including 70 plus from SNG Barratt for small parts which alone totaled over �23,000 (priced at trade cost). Other major parts include triple Weber carburetors, MWS Chrome Wire Wheels and large bore exhaust. along with the restoration labour invoice (again at trade) for �30,000. This does not include all of 'the incidentals' nor the project management required when undertaking such a task. This car will take your breath away, the level of detail, to reflect originality is astounding; it really is one of the best we have seen. Bearing in mind Jaguar Heritage will want to charge you north of �250,000 for a fully restored Series 1 FHC, (based on a donor car, if you can find one), we would argue that this example represents excellent value and is well worth a look....

Engine

  • Size 3.8L

Transmission

  • Type Manual

Fuel

  • Type Petrol

Exterior

  • Doors 2
  • Colour Black
  • Body type Coupe

History

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