<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9

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Lot 155
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster

Sold for US$ 87,360 inc. premium
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster
Chassis no. 878960
Engine no. R9982-9

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

*Multiple California Concours appearances
*Ideal candidate for tours and rallies
*Widely regarded as one of the world's most collectable cars
*Original, numbers matching engine and head


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 its Jaguar Cars Heritage Certificate, this sleek E-Type Roadster first emerged from Jaguar's Coventry workshop on January 23, 1963 sporting Silver Blue paint over a red leather interior, protected by a black hood. Shortly thereafter, on February 4th, it was dispatched to the New York based Jaguar distributor to be united with its first owner, Angela M Cummlas of Schenectady New York. The new E-Type was completed with a left hand drive steering arrangement, and equipped for the U.S. market.

Today, this stunning E-Type presents in excellent condition, both cosmetically and mechanically. In the early 2000s, the car was the subject of a comprehensive restoration. During the restoration, the colors were changed to the vibrant red/black combination that the car sports today. The work performed and parts used were all of the highest quality and have held up extremely well over the years. The engine and transmission were overhauled by Straight Six, Inc. in Woodland Hills CA. The original, matching numbers engine was upgraded with internal modifications that include high-compression pistons, high-performance camshafts, larger valves, polished ports and a high-performance ignition. The complex independent suspension system and braking system has been restored as well, giving this sleek sports car handling characteristics to match its strong powertrain and handsome cosmetic state. The restoration is documented with a 30 page album of photographs detailing the extensive process.

While under the care of the consignor, the beautifully restored Jaguar has been a Southern California favorite at events such as the Palos Verdes Concours, San Marino Motor Classic, Huntington Beach Concours, Muckenthaler, and Dana Point. Accompanying this fine Roadster is a tool kit contained in the seldom seen metal container which fits in the spare tire wire wheel rim with all tools specially contained therein, Heritage Certificate, restoration photos and owner's manual. Few cars can rival the Jaguar E-Type in performance, beauty, and desirability and this particular Roadster is a superb example of one of the most iconic cars of the '60s.

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<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
<b>1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Liter Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 878960<br />Engine no. R9982-9
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