<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9

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Lot 141
1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 94,600 inc. premium
1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER
Chassis no. 876166
Engine no. R2774-9

3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
Approximately 265bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Single Owner since 1975
*Recent new interior.
*Early Flat Floor Welded Louver example.
*Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate


THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, Jaguar's E-Type stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type. Indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor.

Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-liter, triple-carbureted, 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. With a claimed 265 horsepower on tap, the E-Type's performance furthered the standards set by the preceding XK models: firstly, because it weighed around 500lbs less than the XK150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car.

Developed from that of the original XK120 sports car and refined in the racing D-Type, the double wishbone, independent front suspension was mounted on the forward sub frame. At the rear the E-Type's suspension broke new ground for a large-capacity sports car, being independent at a time when most of its major rivals relied on the traditional live rear axle. Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels; those at the rear being mounted inboard alongside the differential to reduce un-sprung weight.

Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this car left the Jaguar Coventry works on November 21, 1961, and was dispatched on 6 of December, 1961. As such it represents one of the highly constituted flat floor examples. The car was delivered to Jaguar Car of New York and its first owner is listed as a Mr. Stanley Kessel.

The duration of Mr. Kessel's ownership is unknown. In October of 1975, the consigner purchased the car as a graduation present. Originally painted blue, it was painted red and had an interior from a later 4.2 Series one car by this time.

For the subsequent 42 years, this E Type has been one of the consignor's prized possessions. Over his four-decade ownership the car, he has covered around 20,000 miles. In the early 2000s, after years of stewardship, the consigner commissioned a bare metal repaint and mechanical overhaul. During this process the body was restored, and new sheet metal was installed where needed. Since the car had been red for the entirety of the consignor's ownership, that color was retained. The engine was also rebuilt during this time, and it has covered around 500 miles since. Further restoration was carried out last year when the interior was restored back to its original 1962 pattern.

The car was recently inspected by a Bonhams specialist. It presents as an archetypical early E-type, in brilliant driving condition and possessing its original major mechanical components. The new, 1962 style interior shows very well, and is beautifully trimmed, and the body is in good order

Many E Types have gone through numerous owners and it is seldom a car that has been in a 40-plus year ownership comes available on the market. Jaguar enthusiasts see the early flat floor cars as the purest of the E Type breed, and it is indeed rare—out of the over 5000 E-Types produced by the Jaguar Coventry works, only the cars produced prior to February of 1962 were inside latch flat floor specification. While the later 4.2-liter E-type is known for its torque, anyone who has ever driven an early 3.8 will attest to their balanced and delightful driving characteristics, and the exhilarating revviness of the iconic 265bhp 6-cylinder. The opportunity to acquire this flat floor early example should not be missed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, that the car's bonnet has been replaced, and no longer features welded louvers. Also note, this vehicle is titled as a 1962.
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<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
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<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
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<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
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<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
<b>1961 Jaguar E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 876166<br />Engine no. R2774-9
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