- SERIES 1 ROADSTER
MORE ABOUT THIS CAR...
This beautifully restored Series 1 left the production line February 1963 and was delivered to Jaguar Cars, New York, USA in March the same year. Originally finished in Opalescent Golden Sands and trimmed with a Light Tan interior and French Grey hood. It is recorded, in the accompanying Jaguar Heritage certificate, the first owner to be R M Guida, California, USA.
It wasn’t until August 2013, after spending the majority of its life in sunny California USA, the E-Type was sourced and imported to the UK on behalf of a Mr R Pocock, Berkshire, where this stunning example later entered the experienced hands of the E-Type UK for a full nut and bolt restoration.
With a full restoration underway, it was decided to make some modern upgrades to this matching numbers classic Jaguar which would make for a more responsive, reliable and comfortable drive. Mechanical upgrades such as fitting an aluminium radiator and header tank with Samco silicon hoses were fitted, improving the cars ability to cope with today's traffic, other upgrades include:
- 4-speed synchromesh gearbox (original Moss gearbox still present)
- Stainless steel tubular sports exhaust system
- Adjustable shock absorbers
- High torque starter
- 4 piston vented brakes
Now finished in a beautiful combination of Black and retrimmed period correct Connolly Vaumol Red leather with matching black mohair hood, ensuring a true and authentic cabin experience. The E-Type is accompanied by a full photographic restoration book documenting every step of the process - an enjoyable read for any true enthusiast.
In September 2016 Mr Pocock sold the E-Type to its current owner who kept E-Type UK on to service and maintain the vehicle to the highest standard.
In the following years, the E-Type was stored safely at the E-Type UK Kent based facility with very little use. In more recent months this desirable Series 1 has taken part in various prestigious Concours events such as the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, California. The peak of the Monterey Car Week, the Tour d’Elegance is the best moving motoring museum around, with the tour taking a journey around the Monterey Peninsula's picturesque seaside roads.
As it stands this 60’s classic with full matching numbers is in stunning condition, starting on the button and offering a comfortable and classic driving experience. If you’d like to arrange a viewing please get in touch via email: email@example.com or phone: 01732 852 762.