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<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9

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Lot 153
1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 101,200 inc. premium
1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER
Chassis no. 879037
Engine no. R 9820-9

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

*Recent discovery, early aluminum dash and console car
*Matching numbers example
*Equipped with desirable period hard top
*Offered with 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 passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. Constructed using methods derived from the D-Type sports racing car, the E-Type was a technical marvel. The light and rigid monocoque chassis used the engine itself as a structural part of the car, with the long and sleek bonnet hinged at the front. The headlights were beautifully recessed in the fenders, and covered with contoured Perspex for a free flowing design and improved aerodynamics. The car featured a 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 made sure the lithe Jaguar would exceed the 150mph mark.

Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed. With spare parts readily available, a number of marque clubs to join and many driving and Concours events to attend, the E-Type is an excellent, widely admired collector car.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This intriguing 'barn discovery' XKE Open Two Seater has recently emerged from long term slumber in an Arizona garage.

Originally supplied to the U.S. market, it was built on the February 12, 1963 and dispatched from the factory at the end of that month. Imported through Jaguar Cars New York, as new it was liveried in cream paint, with a red interior and black top. Its original owner is recorded on the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate that accompanies the car as C. K. Ward.

At some point the car migrated west to California, as when found it still sported early 'black plate' license tags before settling in Arizona. In the course of its life it has received a 'blow over' of sky blue metallic paint, though its original scheme is clearly visible in the engine bay and other areas.

Complete with a factory hard top, this recent find is confirmed as a matched chassis and engine car from factory records, and appears to be both sound and straight. Owing to its relatively early production date it retains one of the more appealing aspects of these cars being its aluminum center console and dash. Its interior appears predominantly original and retains a period radio, while the exterior carries the popular period accessory of oval bumper bars/overriders.

These cars never looked better than in open form. With a hard top fitted, this desirable addition, it represents a great opportunity to restore an early example of the breed.

Footnotes

  • Please note this car is titled under chassis no. J63879037.
Contacts
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
<b>1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER   </b><br />Chassis no. 879037 <br />Engine no. R 9820-9
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