<b>1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 881329<br />Engine no. RA6262-9
Lot 10
1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster
Sold for US$ 235,200 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster
Chassis no. 881329
Engine no. RA6262-9

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

*Exquisite nut-and-bolt restoration to factory specifications
*Matching numbers example presented in the factory livery of Opalescent Silver Grey over Red
*Stunning Series I E-Type Roadster ready to be shown at Concours events or driven on rallies
*Accompanied by Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, owner's manual and tool kit


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, the E-Type was born; one of Jaguar's longest-running and most revered models.

Actually, the E-Type already existed conceptually. 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, on the other hand, its sticker was barely half that of a 300SL.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed at Jaguar's Browns Lane works on March 24, 1964, this lovely Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster was originally finished with an Opalescent Silver-Grey exterior, black top, and a striking red leather interior—just as it appears today. As noted on the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, First Lieutenant M. Burke of San Francisco, California (original owner) decided to forego the typical ordering process; instead, organized to pick up the vehicle at the factory for a personal export delivery. Presumably, this was done so Lt. Burke could enjoy driving around the scenic lanes of the car's homeland before shipping the Jaguar to its new home in the United States.

In recent years, this spectacular Jaguar has been subject of a comprehensive restoration. Noted Jaguar specialist, Richard Jenkins, of Atlanta, Georgia completed this fine restoration. David Ferguson of Images Auto Body in Campbell, California handled the body and paint. Some of the finer details of the restoration include a refurbishment of the engine and an overhaul of the transmission with new bearings, seals, and gaskets. The body was brought down to bare metal and received a fresh coat of the original factory color; a color which gleams in the sunlight. Additionally, the chassis was media blasted and the suspension components received equal attention. Far more work was carried out than can be fully detailed within this brief description, but it is reported that the work done to bring this Series 1 into excellent condition was thoroughly comprehensive.

Most importantly, the original engine and cylinder head have remained with the car since leaving the factory. The car will be accompanied by its hand book, tool kit, jack, and Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Expertly restored E-Types, like the one presented here, are highly sought after by collectors all around the world. With the vehicle on offer being in such fine condition, there is no better opportunity to put yourself behind the wheel of one of the most iconic sports cars of the 20th Century.
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