1964 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8-liter Roadster  Chassis no. 879674 Engine no. RA2357-9
Lot 404
1964 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8-liter Roadster Chassis no. 879674 Engine no. RA2357-9
US$ 90,000 - 110,000
£54,000 - 65,000
Lot Details
1964 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8-liter Roadster
Chassis no. 879674
Engine no. RA2357-9
• 3.8-liter inline six-cylinder
• Four-speed manual transmission

• Longtime Pacific Northwest car
• JDHT Heritage Certificate included
• Original 3.8-liter engine, matching numbers
• Rare, desirable Opalescent Golden Sand example

Introduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The newcomer's design did indeed owe much to that of the Le Mans-winning D-Type sports-racer: a monocoque tub forming the main structure, while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-liter, triple-carburetor 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265bhp available, the E-Type's performance did not disappoint!

This beautiful Series 1 Roadster is confirmed by its JDHT Heritage Certificate to have been dispatched on June 28th, 1963 to its first owner, an E C Reicholderfer of Seattle, Washington. The car was delivered in the rarely seen combination of Opalescent Golden Sand with Tan upholstery and a Sand-colored soft top.

The Jaguar is offered with an original service handbook and maintenance wall chart, along with an original maintenance voucher book indicating routine service visits at the BMCD dealer in Seattle through late 1964. The car stayed in the Pacific Northwest and by late 1969 was in the possession of the Lundquist family of Edmonds, Washington – they would enjoy the car for the next 40 years or so. A number of invoices on file from the early 1990s document restorative work undertaken during that period: the interior was re-trimmed in black, while most of brightwork seems to have been re-plated or replaced. A number of minor mechanical needs were also addressed.

The car was later stored for about a decade until 2004, when it was put back on the road once again. Most recently, the present owner had the E-Type painted and fitted with a new Mohair top, and reports that it has been a great driver during his ownership. A striking example of the best-looking Series 1 XKE, this car represents the "OTS" in its purest form. Please note this vehicle is titled by its engine number.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled under its engine number.
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