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Much has been written about the early models, whether you refer to these legendary machines as XKE or E-type, this particular Jaguar is one of the sexiest cars of the 1960s. Following the winning formula of sensational looks and performance, the early Series 1 3.8 take the globe by storm. Running production between 1961- 1964, the 3.8 roadsters where be far the favourited models and with high demand across the globe, many of these soft top classics were finished to left-hand drive specification and delivered to sunbathed climates.
This stunning example was manufactured at the beginning of 1963, finished in Cream over Red with a Black hood, later to be sold via Jaguar Cars, New York in February the same year. While the early years of this roadster has not been documented, it is believed the car remained in New York for the majority of its life.
It was early 2018 that E-type recorded to be offered for sale via auction, listed by a Tennessee based owner as a “full nut and bolt restoration project”. It is understood that in the early years of this roadster life, it had been treated to a full colour change as at this time the E-type was seen finished in a faded Jaguar Blue with heavily deaerated Red interior, while still retaining all its matching numbers and running gears.
The listing description at the time stated the E-type had been purchased from the roadsters second owner, who had stored the car for over 4 decades in a garage-based out of New York, therefore it is believed to be a low owner car with 3 previous owners.
Having sold successfully in auction and later exported to the UK, the E-type immediately entered restoration to breathe life back into this sleeping beauty. Given to a London based classic car restoration specialist, the E-type began its transformation leaving no stone unturned. Throughout the duration of the restoration the Series 1 was treated to all new parts from trusted Jaguar remanufacturing specialists, SNG Barratt’s and Martin Robey, with over £75,000 recorded, predominantly parts, spent on the E-type which have been meticulously documented in the accompanying history file.
Completing its extensive restoration late in 2019, the E-type boasts an attractive new colour combination of a classic British Racing Green over a freshly trimmed Tan interior and matching Dark Green mohair hood. The bodywork and freshly finished paint remains in fabulous condition and is a perfect reflection to a truly traditional British colour. All the exterior brightwork holds an untouched and unpitted shine, paired with beautifully kept and period-correct ‘Curley hub’ chrome wire wheels, pulling together the overall look perfectly.
The classic roadsters cabin continues to impress and highlights the level of detail the restorer paid to ensure the car was worth the E-type title. Featuring fully reconditioned gauges and dash cluster, surrounded by perfectly presented and period-correct aluminium dash fascia and centre console. Settle into the well maintained 3.8 bucket seats behind a traditional 16” three-spoke steering wheel and turn the key to awaken the original and freshly restored 3.8l XK engine. Once on the move, the roadster performs seamlessly with precise gear changes through its rebuilt original 4-speed manual Moss box. Taking advantage of its rebuild, the E-type has also been fitted with a handful of upgrades that include:
- High torque starter
- GAZ shock absorbers
- Full stainless-steel exhaust system with tubular manifolds
- Uprated cooling with aluminium header tank and radiator.
Available for immediate viewing, this highly desirable and matching numbers 1963 example needs to be fully appreciated in person. Please contact us on 01732 852 762 or email email@example.com for more information or to arrange an appointment.