1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967

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Lot 54
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé
Registration no. 5101 VC Chassis no. 886967

Sold for £ 82,800 (US$ 108,071) inc. premium
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé
Registration no. 5101 VC
Chassis no. 886967
*Delivered new to Canada
*Left-hand drive
*Early aluminium dashboard model
*Restored between 2003 and 2009
*500 dry miles since completion

Footnotes

  • 'If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been responsible for the new E-Type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10mph or leaping into its 150mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game.' - John Bolster, Autosport.

    Delivered new to Jaguar of Eastern Canada in Montreal, chassis number '886967' was imported from Vancouver, Canada and registered in the UK last year (2018) with all duties paid. All four Canadian owners are known (see list on file) and the car has covered a genuine circa 106,500 miles from new. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate records the original colour scheme as Opalescent Silver Blue with Maroon interior trim, and the first owner as one R E Udd.

    In 2003 a comprehensive 'last nut and bolt' restoration was commenced by the last owner (a professional engineer) and finally completed in 2009, since when the E-Type has covered only 500 dry miles. The car was restored to standard specification apart from one safety-related upgrade: four-pot Girling front brakes (early E-Types are well known for inadequate braking performance). A multi-bladed radiator fan has been added for improved cooling (another weak point). Conversion to right-hand drive would be relatively straightforward and inexpensive.

    As a matter of interest, the current vendor purchased the 1961 Geneva Motor Show E-Type roadster, '77 RW', back in 1966 for £400 – a car now regarded as priceless - thus starting his 52-year addiction to early E-Types. Described by him as in excellent condition, this beautiful early E-Type coupé is offered with restoration photographs, a UK V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned JHT Certificate.
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1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
1962 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 886967
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