1961→1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster

Initially launched in 1961 as the “E” Type Open Two Seater, the E-Type (XKE) is Jaguar’s most iconic car. Jaguar described it as being “developed from the famous “C” and “D” Type Sports-Racing cars” because it had a monocoque chassis similar to the D-Type. They called it “an entirely new concept of high speed motoring.” The result was a 150 mph cruiser that had companies like Ferrari scrambling to make sure there next generation supercar could match the E.

The first E-Type to be shown in public was driven to the Geneva Motor Show and introduced to the world. It was the product of five years of development and borrowed much from the preceding race cars coming from Coventry. In fact, the Competition Department in 1956 became the Prototype Shop to specifically develop the D-Type as a road car. In it, Malcom Sayer and Bob Knight created the shape for E1A, the very first E-Type prototype.1

Because saloon production was Jaguar’s primary concern, only a small team was devoted to E-Type development. Test driver Norman Dewis worked primary with Bob Knight while Bill Heynes oversaw the entire project for Sir William Lyons.

From the first aluminum prototypes, Cyril Crouch had to design the E-Type from the bottom-up in steel. The process took an exceptionally long time to sort out, especially the new independent rear suspension. Bob Knight developed the new system which used a lower wishbones and half-shafts. Attached to the body by an enclosed sub-frame, the suspension was completely contained with the onboard brakes, twin spring/damper units and all the pickup points.

Like the D-Type, the E used a specialized front sub-frame made of Reynolds 531 alloy that attached to front bulkhead of the monocoque body. It supported the 3.8-litre engine first developed for the large Mark IX saloon.

Production began in March of 1961. In 1964 Jaguar updated the engine to 4.2 liters which had noticeably more torque but retained the 150 mph top speed. With its all synchomesh gearbox, improved brake servo, clutch and electrical cooling system, the 4.2 became the preferred driver’s car. Additional refinements included better seats, revised dashboard, armrests and a storage compartment on the transmission tunnel.

The first 500 cars made in 1961 and 1962 are different from later production cars by having early details such has outside hood latches and a fully spot-welded hood with a separate louvre panel. These cars were only sold to Jaguar dealer’s top customers and are highly sought after for this reason.

Sources & Further Reading.

1. Porter, Philip. Jaguar E-Type The Definitive History. Foulis: 1989.
2. Haddock, Dr. Thomas. Jaguar E-Type 6&12 Cylinder Restoration Guide. Motorbooks:1997.

In Detail

tags etype, xke, s1
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1961 – 1964
built at England
body stylist Malcom Sayer, Bob Knight
engineers Bob Knight, Norman Dewis, Cyril Crouch
production 7827
price $ $ 5,595
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Lucas Distributor & Coil
block material Cast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC
fuel feed Tripple SU Carburetors, HD8 2
displacement 3781 cc / 230.73 in³
bore 87.0 mm / 3.425 in
stroke 106.0 mm / 4.1732 in
compression 9.0:1
power 197.6 kw / 265.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 70.09 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 216.15 bhp per tonne
torque 352.5 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Reynolds 531 Front Frame and Rear Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 72-Spoke Knock-Off Wire Wheels
front tires 6.40×15 Dunlop RS5
front brakes Dunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
f brake size 9.5 x 279 mm / 0.375 x 11.0 in
rear brakes Dunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
r brake size 9.5 x 254 mm / 0.375 x 10.0 in
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15.0 x 6.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Adjustable Control Arms w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
r suspension Lower Wishbones & Half-Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
curb weight 1226 kg / 2700 lbs
wheelbase 2440 mm / 96.1 in
front track 1270 mm / 50.0 in
rear track 1270 mm / 50.0 in
length 4450 mm / 175.2 in
width 1660 mm / 65.4 in
height 1220 mm / 48.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
tran clutch Borg & Beck 10
gear ratios 3.377:1, 1.860:1, 1.283:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.31:1
top speed ~241.4 kph / 150.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~16.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.8 seconds
fuel capacity 63.5 litres or 16.76 gal.

Auction Sales History

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Opalescent Bronze 1961 Jaguar E Type Roadster 875323 – sold for $340,000 Fewer Than 100 Miles Since Total Restoration by Classic Showcase Inc in Oceanside, California. Earliest First-gen, Outside-bonnet-latch, Welded-louver, Flat-floor Model One Of Only 385 LHD Outside-bonnet-latch Roadsters All Verified As Original By The Jaguar Factory Heritage Trust Certificate. Original Head, Block Is A Correct, Factory, Unstamped Replacement.
Auction Source: ‘Rolling Sculpture’ 2015 NYC by Keno Brothers
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1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 878271 – sold for $200,750 Long-term ownership by a Jaguar Club Concours judge. Fully refurbished with some modern upgrades. One of the best-driving and sounding E-Types available. Supplied with a factory hardtop, spare wheel, and tool kit. Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.
Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 875952 – sold for $165,000 Matching numbers example of the desirable Series 1 E-Type. Beautifully restored inside and out with JCNAs how-credentials. Used for Fashion advertisements and TV program ‘Car Crazy’. Offered with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and history file.
Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 876032 – sold for $258,500 Completed to concours specifications by marque specialist Harry Fulford, of E-Type UK/USA in Newbury Park, California. Finishing the car in its original, sporting color combination of Black over a Red interior with a Black top.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875995 – sold for $291,500 Early production car built on November 13, 1961. Comprehensively restored to high standards, including every major system and aspect of the automobile, resulting in what is described as an exceptional vehicle. Retains its original matching-numbers 3.8-liter engine.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
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Opalescent Gunmetal 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 877073

Manufactured in April 1962 as an open two-seater in left-hand drive configuration and sold new via Jaguar Cars, New York, USA to Mrs J Daum. The car was supplied as a personal export delivery and first registered in Coventry as ‘1368 WK’. The original colour scheme is recorded as Opalescent Gunmetal with beige interior trim and black soft-top, the same as it is today.

Auction Source: The Chantilly Sale 2015

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1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 879037 – sold for $101,200 Recent discovery, early aluminum dash and console car. Matching numbers example. Equipped with desirable period hard top. Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2015 by Bonhams
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875138 – sold for $330,000 Rare and desirable early example with flat floors, welded bonnet louvers, and external bonnet latches. Gorgeous in Carmen Red over a Biscuit leather interior. Concours-winning, 100-point JCNA, Reggie Ray restoration. Matching numbers, confirmed by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.
Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster 875206 – sold for $418,000 Historic Early-Production E-Type Roadster. External Bonnet Latches, Flat Floors, Welded Louvers. Fresh Concours-Level Restoration by Classic Showcase. Beautifully Presented in Original Color Scheme. Accompanied by JDHT Certifcate, Owner’s Manual, and Restoration DVD.
Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster – sold for $192,500 Documented with JDHT Certifcate. Desirable Series I with Welded Louvers and Flat Floors. Complete Restoration with Excellent Presentation. Gorgeous Color Combination. A Nicely Appointed Example.
Auction Source:

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1962 Jaguar E-Type Special 877245 – sold for $57,200 Fresh from nearly four decades of storage. Modified in the 1970s to replicate the legendary E2A Prototype. Powerful six-cylinder model with great roadholding. Sure to stand out at any Jaguar club gathering. A unique project for restoration.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams
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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster 879718 – sold for $112,750 Matching numbers example of the desirable Series 1 E-Type. Beautifully presented in Primrose Yellow. Comprehensive refurbishment performed in the early 2000s. Great classic for weekend getaways or rallies. Offered with Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate and history file.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster 875246 – sold for $275,000 Desirable outside bonnet latch, welded-louver, flat-floor E-Type Roadster. Single family ownership for over 50 years. Matching numbers, factory left hand drive example. Beautifully restored inside and out. Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate and history file.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster 875423 – sold for $363,000 Exhibited at the Quail Motorsports Gathering and Niello Concours at Serrano. Restored in As-Delivered Cotswold Blue over Dark Blue Leather. Documented with a JDHT Certifcate. Early-Production Model Desirably Equipped with Welded Louvers and Flat Floors. Accompanied by Tool Kit and Tonneau.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company

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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster 880217 – sold for $156,750 One of the Most Important Postwar Sports Cars. Pure and Most Desirable Style. Outstanding Color Combination. Race-Bred Heritage and Renowned Dynamics. Award Winning Restoration.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster 875272 – sold for $363,000 Early External Bonnet-Latch, Flat-Floor, Welded-Louver Example. The Most Collectible Example of Jaguar’s Iconic 1960s Sports Car. Complete Rotisserie Restoration Performed by Marque Specialists. A Lifelong San Francisco Bay Area Car. Complete with JDHT Certifcate, Hard Top, Tools, and More.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company

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963 Jaguar E-Type ‘Series 1’ 3.8-Litre Roadster 878940

inished in red with matching interior, this ‘Series 1’ E-Type roadster benefits from restoration of the body (new floors), paintwork, engine and electrical wiring. In addition, the interior has been renewed (seats excepted) and new carpets installed, and new rubber seals fitted throughout. Other noteworthy features include a Kenlowe electric cooling fan, competition ventilated brake discs, halogen headlights, electric fuel pump and a new car cover. The gearbox was replaced in 2014, and fewer than 10,000 kilometres have been covered since the engine rebuild. Offered with Swiss Carte Grise.

Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ‘Flat Floor’ 3.8-Litre Roadster 875386

This ‘flat floor’ E-Type roadster has been fully restored by Classic Restoration Services of Vreeland in the Netherlands, the work being carried out to very high standards between November 2013 and November 2014. The engine was rebuilt by MRA using high quality parts including Mahle pistons, Vandervell bearings and Renold timing chains, while the gearbox and clutch have been overhauled to similarly high standards. Engine components were blueprinted and balanced, and sensible upgrades such as the crankshaft rear oil seal conversion, high output oil pump and lead-free cylinder head conversion incorporated. The cooling system too has been upgraded with a new radiator, high output water pump and Kenlowe electric fan.

Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé 889538 – sold for €123,200 Matching-numbers example of a desirable first-series E-Type. Recent complete restoration; finished in a stunning colour combination. Includes a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
Auction Source: 2015 Paris by RM Auctions
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875157 – sold for $440,000 An early example with outside bonnet latches, flat floors, and welded bonnet louvers. Stunning black over a red leather interior; fitted with correct hard- and soft-tops. Matching-numbers car, as confirmed by its JDHT Certificate. Complete restoration by marque specialists. Low mileage since completion.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 877151 – sold for $220,000 Original Carmen Red with black interior. Limited long-term ownership. Restored by marque specialists. Low mileage since completion.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 881712 – sold for $247,500 Believed to Be a Three-Owner Car. Beautifully Presented Roadster with Factory Hardtop. Thoughtfully Executed Performance Upgrades.
Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company

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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875038 – sold for $528,000 The Most Collectible Example of Jaguar’s Iconic 1960s Sports Car. The 38th Left-Hand-Drive E-Type Roadster Produced. Desirably Equipped with External Bonnet Latches, Flat Floors, and Welded Louvers. Recently Completed Concours-Level Restoration. Accompanied by JDHT Certifcate, Round Tool Kit, Hardtop, and Owner’s Manual.
Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company

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1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre Roadster 875331 – sold for $440,000 Early outside-bonnet latch, flat-floor, welded-louver Series 1. Received 100 points at the 2014 JCNA Concours and a First in Class at the 2014 San Marino Classic Concours. Tremendous preservation of its original sheet metal and mechanicals. Documented as matching-numbers engine and transmission by JDHT.
Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
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1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 880500 – sold for $148,500 Matching numbers example. Scored 99.96 points in JCNA judging. Many past Concours awards.Restored by marque specialists. Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster 860402 – sold for $93,500 The Boillot Helsel Roadster. Matching numbers example. Many tasteful and subtle performance upgrades. Complete with books and tools. Desirable factory hard top. Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875139

According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, which accompanies the car, this E-Type was built on 23 June 1961, and it was sold new to a W.R. Samson, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 31 July 1961. As an early-production example, it features the unique and desirable external bonnet locks, as well as welded louvers. Eventually, the car was acquired by Lawrence M. Kaynes, who restored it in the 1990s. During this time, the engine was completely rebuilt, and in the process, a new cylinder head was also installed. Mr Kaynes maintained his E-Type at his property in the Hamptons, New York, and would only drive it occasionally during visits.

Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875494 – sold for $214,500 Matching-numbers example with only three owners from new. Recent comprehensive restoration to JCNA standards and original factory specifications. A superb example of a desirable early “flat-floor” E-Type Roadster.
Auction Source: Amelia Island 2014 by RM Auctions

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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875771 – sold for $129,250 Early “Flat Floor” Roadster with Welded Hood Louvers. Recently Completed Frame-Off Restoration. A Fantastic Example of an Iconic British Roadster. Attractive Color Scheme of Indigo Blue with Gray-Blue Leather and Gray Top. Accompanied by JDHT Certificate, Books, and Tool Kit.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster 881186 – sold for $88,000 A late 3.8-liter model with correct 4.2-liter interior features. Recently completed mechanical and cosmetic refreshing.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster 881186 – sold for $88,000 A late 3.8-liter model with correct 4.2-liter interior features. Recently completed mechanical and cosmetic refreshing.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster 876857

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.

Auction Source: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions

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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 879756 – sold for $126,500 Two-Time JCNA National Champion. Restoration Completed in 2000. Tasteful Mechanical Upgrades. Matching-Numbers Engine. Accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. Finished in the Factory-Delivered Color Combination.
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
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1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster 881584

An extremely desirable late-production Series I 3.8-liter example. Highly maintained and carefully enjoyed under the fastidious current owner. Complete with invoices and logbook. This late-production Series I 3.8-liter example from 1964 is now offered from its fastidious owner of the past 14 years, who acquired it immediately following the completion of a complete “nut and bolt” restoration. With approximately 57,600 miles and driven only during fair weather, a mere 400 miles annually on average, it benefits from regular service, with both the time and mileage carefully recorded in a logbook.

Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster 880619

This wonderful E-Type has undergone a comprehensive, documented restoration by Classic Showcase, of Oceanside, California, during which no expense was spared. From the outset, the car was evaluated, inspected, and photographed. Then it was disassembled, stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base and clear coat, color sanded, and buffed to a fabulous finish. Along with a new windshield and door glass, all mechanical systems and components were rebuilt or replaced, as needed. The engine and four-speed transmission were rebuilt to factory specifications, as well as the rear end and suspension. All other systems, such as the electricals, hydraulic system, cooling system, and fuel system, were restored or replaced, and the car received an all new wire harness and new rubber and grommets.

Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster 879061 – sold for $165,000 Desirable Series I E-Type with covered headlights. Includes Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Fully-documented restoration. Complete with owner’s manual, wheel removal tools, and correct 19-piece tool roll. Rare, optional, factory hardtop included with sale.
Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster – did not sell for $97,500 Desirable Series I E-Type with covered headlights. Photo-documented rotisserie restoration in 2008. Driven only 600 miles since restoration. Jaguar Heritage Certificate and original tool roll included
Auction Source: 2012 St John’s by RM Auctions

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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875432 – sold for $181,500 An Exceptional Example from the First Year of E-Type Production. Highly Sought-After Flat-Floor Welded Louver Roadster. Numerous Early Production Features. Stunning Factory-Delivered Color Combination. Documented Matching- Numbers Example. Recently Completed Show-Quality Restoration. Offered with Tools, Handbook and JDHT Certificate.
Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company

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1962 Jaguar XKE Convertible

No less a figure than Enzo Ferrari called the new-for-1961 Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car in the world”, a sentiment instantly adopted by both the motoring press and the general public. The Museum of Modern Art came to the same conclusion in 1966 when it added a Blue convertible to its collection, a distinction reserved for only one other automobile at the time.

Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875616 – sold for $118,250 Believed to Have Less than 3,800 Original Miles. Matching-Numbers Certified by the JDHT. Stunning Color Combination. Preservation Class Quality. Offered with Original Tool Kit. An Early E-Type in Its Purest Form.
Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Roadster 875333 – sold for $162,250 A Well-Restored E-Type. Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certified. Thoughtfully Executed Mechanical Upgrades. Matching-Numbers Example. Desirable Early Series 1 with Exterior Bonnet Latches. Offered with Rare Factory Hardtop.
Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

955842

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

Marque specialist Classic Showcase completed a restoration of this beautiful example several years ago, including bodywork, proper fit, and paint color-sanding and buffing. The engine, transmission, suspension and many systems were re-built or restored as needed. Brightwork, upholstery, rubber seals and a new convertible top were installed. The car features its original engine, and the body is painted a spectacular combination of Opalescent Silver Gray with black top and interior. Five chrome wire wheels are included. Updates and services have been recently performed so that its new owner is certain to enjoy campaigning and touring this highly collectible Series I E-Type.

Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey

955842

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

The outstanding E-Type presented here recently finished a total, high-point, show-quality restoration conducted by the Jaguar specialists at Lippincott’s Garage. An early flat floor example finished in red with a biscuit leather interior, the car currently shows less than 52,000 original miles. The engine was totally rebuilt and the car also benefits from a stainless steel exhaust, aluminum radiator and new wheels and tires. Notable extras include a custom car cover, tool kit, jack, owner’s handbook and safety belts.

Auction Source: 2009 RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey
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1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster 877788

The Series I E-Type Roadster offered here was produced on 2nd August 1962 and shipped to Colorado, where it remained for its entire life with just three owners from new. Today, it is a remarkable example of originality and period correctness, clearly having benefited from decades of proper care and attention.

Auction Source: 2010 RM Auctions Sporting Classics of Monaco

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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster

The outstanding E-Type presented here recently finished a total, high-point, show-quality restoration conducted by the Jaguar specialists at Lippincott’s Garage. An early flat floor example finished in red with a biscuit leather interior, the car currently shows less than 52,000 original miles. The engine was totally rebuilt and the car also benefits from a stainless steel exhaust, aluminum radiator and new wheels and tires. Notable extras include a custom car cover, tool kit, jack, owner’s handbook and safety belts.

Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction

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1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 LHD Series 1 OTS 876531

The Series I E-Type Roadster offered here is a “flat floor” model built January 10, 1962 and delivered new to New York. The car was originally purchased by California clothier and Pebble Beach Concours producer Robert Talbott from British Motor Cars in San Francisco on March 13, 1963.

Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction