1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9
Lot 86
Meticulous restoration and matching numbers example
1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER
US$ 275,000 - 325,000
€230,000 - 270,000

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1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. R1523-9 1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER  Chassis no. 875400 Engine no. 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1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER

Chassis no. 875400
Engine no. R1523-9

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


*Numbers-matching example
*Finished in striking Cotswold Blue over Red
*Meticulous restoration by RX Autoworks
*Jaguar Heritage Trust Certified



THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

In 1958, Jaguar technical director William Heynes and designer Malcolm Sayer convinced their boss, Sir William Lyons, that a new production sports model was needed. Thus was born the E-Type, one of Jaguar's longest-running and most revered models.

Actually, the E-Type already existed as a concept. Developed from the racing D-Type in 1956, it had been put aside when Lyons abruptly canceled the competition program. Dusting off the prototype, an aluminum-bodied roadster with 3.4-liter XK engine and independent front and rear suspension, Heynes and Sayer reengineered it for steel, and a 3.8-liter engine as used in the Mk IX saloon.

The engine and transmission aside, the production E-Type was all new. It combined a multi-tube front chassis with a monocoque center section. Front suspension was similar to the XK 150's wishbones and torsion bars, but the rear was revolutionary. Comprising transverse lower links and fixed-length driveshafts, its wheels were suspended on coil spring-shock absorber units, two to a side. The differential was mounted to a hefty steel crossmember and hosted inboard disk brakes. Anti-roll bars were installed front and rear.

At 2,520 pounds, it was 500 pounds lighter than the XK 150 and more powerful to boot. The 3.8-liter twin cam engine was fed through three SU side draft carbs and developed 265bhp. A top speed of 150mph was easily achieved with the standard 3.31 to 1 gearing, and some speculated that optional taller gears would be good for more. In its day, the E-Type was bested only by Ferraris and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Its debut came at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show, to universal applause and plaudits from the pundits.

From the start there were two models, a soft top with roll-up windows, called "roadster," and a fixed-head coupe. At $5,595 for the roadster and $300 more for the coupe it was more than twice the price of an MGA but also twice the car. On the other hand, its sticker was barely half that of a 300SL.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

On August 25th, 1961, Jaguar's Coventry workshop produced this stunning Cotswold Blue XKE OTS, chassis 875400. Destined for the Canadian market, this left-hand drive Series 1 E-Type remained in Canada for 51 years before traveling to California. In 2001, after forty years of spirited driving, this iconic roadster underwent an exhaustive, meticulous restoration by RX Autoworks.

Resplendent in its original hue of Cotswold Blue and featuring a red interior, the freshly restored E-Type made its post-restoration debut at the All British Field Meet, where it was awarded "Best Debuting Restoration". Sparingly used since its award-winning restoration, this numbers-matching Jaguar remains in remarkable condition, with care taken over the last 14 years to maintain and care for this beautiful XKE. The paint remains vibrant and the interior is fresh, testaments to the quality of the restoration. Included in the sale of this iconic roadster, is an extensive restoration file compiled by RX Autoworks along with a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.

This Series 1 example of one of the most iconic cars of the 1960s has been carefully maintained and is capable of being displayed at many events and driven on road rallies, or simply enjoyed on spirited weekend drives.

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  • Please note, this Jaguar was restored by RX Autoworks, not Motorworks as mentioned in the catalog description. Please note that the title for this vehicle is in transit.
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