1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster  Chassis no. 876857 Engine no. R4437-9
Lot 339
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster Chassis no. 876857 Engine no. R4437-9
US$ 140,000 - 180,000
£84,000 - 110,000
Lot Details
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster
Chassis no. 876857
Engine no. R4437-9
3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

-Matching numbers example
-Beautifully restored
-Timeless color combination
-AACA award winner
-Offered with Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate

The Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar would make a habit of shocking the automotive world. Sometimes the impact of its cars reached beyond the showrooms and exposition halls to rock popular culture, yet not even Jaguar's founder, Sir William Lyons, could have predicted the impact of the Jaguar E-Type. When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the new Jaguar stirred the automobile industry and beyond, both with its extremely sleek, timeless design and its staggering performance. Constructed with methods directly derived from the D-Type sports racing car, the E-Type was a first on many fronts. The light and rigid monocoque chassis construction used the engine itself as a structural part of the car, and the long and sleek bonnet would open up the opposite way of most production cars for the time. The headlights were beautifully recessed in the fenders, and covered with contoured Perspex for a free flowing design, but also better aerodynamics. The car featured 4-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes all around and a 4-speed manual transmission. The proven XK power plant was carried over from the XK150, and it made sure the lithe Jaguar would exceed the 150MPH mark. It's been called the most beautiful car produced to date by many, and remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed.

The Motorcar Offered

On March 7, 1962, this elegant E-Type was finished at the Jaguar Works, to be dispatched for the US Market on April 19, 1962. In June of that same year it was delivered to the first owner, G. Allen of Washington, DC. Today the car is finished in the very appropriate British Racing Green over a superb light beige interior, and wonderfully accented by the wood rimmed classic Jaguar steering wheel, the car looks extraordinarily handsome. The dash is fitted with a period radio beautifully accented by the smart aluminum interior trim correctly fitted in these early Series 1 E-Types. Expertly restored with all the right finishes, this E-Type would be sure to impress equally well on a JCNA Show field or on a high speed rally. With chrome wire wheels shod on correct, tall profile bias-ply Firestone tires, this sporting Roadster looks as these cars should. Still with the original engine in place, this E-type is offered with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate issued for the car. With many different shades of British Racing Green available, many will agree that this mix looks just right. A wonderful example of Jaguars most iconic and important road car to date, there is here an opportunity not to be missed.
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