1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454
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1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster
Sold for £ 259,100 (US$ 359,335) inc. premium

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1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454 1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster  Chassis no. 850454
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' Roadster
Registration no. 421 UYN
Chassis no. 850454
*One of only 942 right-hand drive 'Series 1' roadsters
*Delivered new in the UK
*Recent full restoration completed by The Jag Shop
*Only shakedown mileage since completion
*Tremec five-speed gearbox

Footnotes

  • Manufactured on 22nd March 1962, chassis number '850454' represents the 'Series 1' E-Type in its rarest form - the right-hand drive roadster - only 942 of which were made compared with 6,885 in left-hand drive. Its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate reveals that the car was originally finished in the rare and striking colour combination of Opalescent Silver Grey with dark blue leather trim, the same as it is today. The E-Type was despatched to the Victor dealership in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 20th April 1962 and was first owned by a Mr A Hobson.

    As an early E-Type, '850454' incorporates many features not found in later cars, including the aluminium centre console and dashboard; toggle switches; longer grab handles (without chrome mounting brackets); air intake box without grooves; early type of steering wheel with visible aluminium inner band; and the early bellows-type brake servo.  

    In March 2017, this car left The Jag Shop's workshop in West London following the completion of an 18-month 'last nut and bolt' restoration, which is fully documented in the accompanying illustrated history. The original matching-numbers engine has been rebuilt; a new wiring harness installed; and the interior fully re-trimmed in dark blue leather to factory specification. Renowned experts Suffolk & Turley supplied the interior trim together with new mohair hood in matching dark blue. All original components such as the suspension, brakes, and triple SU carburettors have been rebuilt to the highest standards using only the best parts available (invoices on file).

    Several upgrades were incorporated during the restoration, including a high-torque starter motor; aluminium radiator with integral electric cooling fan; Tremec five-speed manual gearbox; lightweight aluminium 4-pot front brake callipers; Koni adjustable shock absorbers all round; and wider wire wheels for an improved appearance and better roadholding. Only 33 shakedown miles had been covered post-restoration when the most recent MoT certificate was issued in May 2017, and it should be noted that the accompanying V5C Registration Certificate is still in The Jag Shop's proprietor's name. Worthy of the closest inspection, this stunning E-Type roadster is ready to provide its fortunate next owner with years of reliable and pleasurable motoring.  
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