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Lot 104

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster

SOLD $198,000

Estimate

$250,000 - $325,000

Chassis

876479

Engine

R3444-9

Car Highlights

Documented by JDHT Certificate
Desirable Early Flat-Floor, Welded-Bonnet-Louvre Specification
Superbly Restored by E-Type Restoration Specialist
Stunning Original Black and Red Color Scheme
Accompanied by Rare Factory Hard Top

Technical Specs

3,781 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU HD8 Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Torsion Bars
Independent Rear Suspension with Coil Springs
Register to Bid

In 1962, this Jaguar E-Type exited the Browns Lane factory in Coventry, England, sporting two of the most sought-after features of the E-Type family: flat floors and welded-bonnet louvres. The Series I 3.8 Litre E-Type is considered by collectors to be one of the purest of the blood line, before footwells were added and the bonnet louvres were modified.

When the current owner, a respected E-Type restoration specialist, acquired the car three years ago, he embarked on a comprehensive and high-quality restoration. The body was stripped to bare metal and refinished. The engine and differential have been rebuilt and the wiring harness, wheels, tires, braking system, clutch, and hydraulics are all new. The correct Connolly hide interior was imported from England, and the stainless steel exhaust has been polished to a chrome-like finish. The restorer-owner went to extreme lengths to ensure a proper panel fit of the doors, which appear to align with the body of the car without fracture – paying homage to the profile lines that William Lyons so revered.

Accompanying the sale are a tool kit, jack, original books, the JDHT certificate, and a rare factory hard top. Burnished by a concours-standard restoration, displaying an attractive black and red livery – its original colors – and notable as one of the last of the early flat-floor E-Types, this Jaguar is an extremely collectible, ultimately driveable piece of rolling art.