9 March 2013
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster
- Chassis no. 876857
- Engine no. R4437-9
- Gearbox no. EB4387US
- Body no. R3285
Sold for $107,250
- The classic Jaguar in classic colors
- Well-sorted for fun driving
- JDHT Certificate
The E-Type Jaguar burst on an unsuspecting world at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show—the first coupe having been driven there directly from London. After the stodgy, portly XK150, it was a revolution, the obvious successor to the Le Mans-winning D-Type of six years before, with all-new monocoque construction, a nose that tilted up for easy engine and drivetrain maintenance, and fully independent suspension. At only $2,464 for the roadster and $2,520 for the sleek coupe, it was also a screaming deal and, considering the elegance and performance, it remains so to this day.
To many enthusiasts, the first generation E-Type, with its covered headlights and dainty taillights, is the definitive example of the model.
The Series I car offered here is presented in classic British Racing Green with a tan leather interior. Importantly, it is a totally numbers-matching car, with the tag matching the chassis number and also matching the cylinder head and engine block numbers, all verified by the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. The car was awarded its First Junior and Senior awards from the AACA in 2007. An RM specialist has enjoyed this E-Type on the road several times and is happy to report that it is properly sorted and has performance to match its good looks, running and driving just as it did when new. It comes complete with a tool kit (framed in a shadow box), a black canvas top with a matching boot, chrome wire wheels, and a period AM radio, and it is ready to enjoy.
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