1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339
Lot 61
1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster
Sold for £ 180,700 (US$ 242,452) inc. premium

Lot Details
1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster  Chassis no. 850339
1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster
Registration no. 109 UXD
Chassis no. 850339
*Rare early right-hand drive roadster
*Present ownership since 2012
*Fully restored by XJ Restorations
*Zero miles since completion in January 2017
*Still under warranty

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 3.8-litre form in 1961, the E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure, while a tubular spaceframe extended forwards to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor 'S' unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150. An optimistic 265bhp was claimed, but whatever the installed horsepower, the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500lb (227kg) 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. Taller drivers though, could find the interior somewhat lacking in space, a criticism addressed by the introduction of foot wells (and other, more minor, modifications) early in 1962. But of all the versions of Jaguar's long-lived and much-loved sports car, it is the very early 'flat floor' 3.8-litre cars built prior to February 1962 which, for many enthusiasts, remain the most desirable.

    One of some 400 right-hand drive 'flat floor' roadsters made, of which around 170 are estimated still to exist, this example was manufactured on 10th January 1962. Retailed via Henlys, it was sold new to one A N Jones of Worcester. The accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate records the original colour scheme as cream with red interior trim and black soft-top.

    Purchased by the current vendor in 2012, the E-Type was believed to be a good example but was subsequently found to require a complete last nut and bolt restoration. The works were duly carried out by marque specialists XJ Restorations of Eastbourne, whose invoices and photographic record of the rebuild are on file. Completed and MoT'd in January 2017, the car has not been driven and will require careful running in before being used to the full. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style logbook, the original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, old Swiss title circa 1988, some expired MoTs, V5C Registration Certificate and the aforementioned restoration records.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that car does not come with an old-style (buff) logbook.
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