Lot 101

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster

SOLD $129,250


$100,000 - $125,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Desirable First-Year E-Type Series I with Flat Floors
Long-Term Single Family Ownership
Retains Matching-Numbers Engine
Unrestored Garage Find in Dry Storage for over 30 Years
A Terrific Candidate for Concours-Level Restoration

Technical Specs

3,781 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc Brakes
Front Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Torsion Bars
Rear Independent Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled 1962. Please also note that a jack does not accompany the sale of this vehicle.

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This Carmen Red Series I E-Type Roadster was built in 1961 and features the highly desirable flat floors of early production cars. It was purchased early on by a Portland, Oregon, resident, who is a cousin of the consignor. A decade later, the Portland man used the Jaguar as collateral when receiving a loan from his uncle. After the uncle died in 1981, the car was eventually transferred to his daughter. She took this rare E-Type from Portland to her home in Seattle, where it was stored in her family’s single-car garage, with the intent to restore it someday. The Roadster remained there for more than 30 years until emerging recently.

Repainted and fitted with a replacement bonnet at some point, this E-type remains in otherwise unrestored condition. Currently in non-running condition and last operated no later than 1987, the Roadster presents quite well for the length of time it was stored.

Consigned directly from its long-term owner, this highly desirable Series I E-Type is the perfect candidate for a concours-level restoration. It is accompanied at auction by a spare wheel, jack, a JDHT Certificate, and a title from 1987. This Jaguar’s rarity, originality, and long-term ownership render it unique – and having slept for a generation, it is poised for reincarnation in the hands of a discriminating collector.