Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS LHD

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS LHD
Series 1 3.8 OTS
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Launched in March 1961, the 3.8L Jaguar E-type was initially for export only, it wasn’t until the combination of looks, performance and pricing captured the British public’s imagination that the car launches domestically in July 1961. The earliest E-types had several defining features that were later removed including, external bonnet catches, louvered bonnet and flat floors, although this was not the only telling featured they are often the most recognisable.

Now available is this stunning example of a late 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS left-hand drive. An original US delivered car, imported to the UK in 2016 and then treated to a full nut and bolt restoration. Presented in beautiful Carmen Red and paired with reupholstered black interior and matching black mohair hood.

This US-supplied Series 1 was manufactured in August 1962 and delivered to Jaguar Cars, New York to E A Mitchell a month later. Believed to have made its way across the states through a handful of owners until arriving in Florida to a Theodore Todd in May 1980, where the E-Type would be cherished for the next 35+ years.

Early in 2016 the Series 1 was purchased by Englishman and Jaguar lover, J Machin of Iver, Slough, UK. Mr Machin had the car imported on 15th May 2016 and immediately set out to restore the vehicle to its 1960’s glory. The following 18+ months saw this Series 1 undergo a full nut and bolt restoration, no expense spared resulting in the stunning example you see today. Taken back to its original body colour with reupholstered interior and hood by Classic Jaguar re-trimming specialist, GB Classic Trim. Accompanied by an impressive catalogue of restoration bills and receipts from well-known Classic Jaguar part specialists.

This highly desirable Series 1 3.8 OTS retains several original features such as correctly date stamped wiper motor and believed to be, original doors with top recess drain holes. As a result of its 2017 restoration this Series 1 is presented with an immaculate detailed engine bay and has been fitted with upgrades that include:
- Aluminium radiator with a modern fan
- 4 Piston BCC brakes
- Silicon sport ignition leads with period ‘Champion’ caps

Finished in its original colour of Carmen Red, the image is completed with matching black interior and mohair hood. The recently reupholstered interior offers a comfortable drive while still retaining that desirable 60’s classic feel with its aluminium central dash and console.

This desirable Series 1 starts on the button and is ready to be enjoyed. A fantastic opportunity not to miss. Why not come and see for yourself? To arrange a viewing to fully appreciate the car, please contact us on 01732 852 762 or email for more details, or to arrange a viewing. 

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