Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Litre Series I Fixed Head Coupe 1964 For Sale
Few cars have made a greater impression on the public than the Jaguar E-Type. It is difficult to imagine the impact the Jaguar E-type made when revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961. It launched a motoring legend. The Jaguar E-Type is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. Even Enzo Ferrari called it ''the most beautiful car ever made.’’
The E-type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955, and employed what was, for the early 1960s, a novel racing design principle, with a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub. No ladder frame chassis, as was common at the time, was needed and as such the first cars weighed only 1315kg.
The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (Fixed Head Coupé) and as a two-seater convertible 'roadster' (Open Two Seater). A '2+2' four-seater version of the coupé, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later.
The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU-carburetted 3.8-litre six-cylinder XK6 engine from the XK150S which was capable of 150mph at a time when the typical family saloon could barely manage half that speed. Earlier built cars utilised external bonnet latches which required a tool to open and had a flat floor design. These cars are rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin bonnet latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8-litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres (4,235 cc) in October 1964.
The Jaguar E-type turned heads, broke records and created a legend all of its own. Even today the E-Type is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars ever built.
This particular example was manufactured on 18 March 1964 and distributed by Jaguar of Eastern Canada, Montreal, Canada.
The car remained in Ontario and in 1979 the car was owned by Mr. Baker in Belleville, Ontario, Canada and he kept it until 1988 in 1988 Mr. Welbanks in Napanee, Ontario, Canada bought the Jaguar.
Afterwards it was imported in the Netherlands in a solid and original condition but needing restoration.
The car was carefully restored in the period 2013-2015 to concours condition. No expenses were spared. The well documented body-off restoration was completed in the Netherlands in 2015 by a our well known specialized mechanics. Since the restoration the car has done less than 3.500 km and it is still impeccable and very close to perfection.
The car comes with records of service history and lots of documentation of restoration is available. The Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate is also included which confirm that this car is a full matching numbers and original LHD Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Litre Fixed Head Coupe from 1964.
The car is finished in Opalescent Silver Grey with dark red leather interior. A few modifications have been made as a 5 speed gearbox (original 4 speed with car) and a longer final drive differential.
This is your chance to buy one of the most beautiful, exciting and charismatic sports car ever made. Quite possibly one of the best driving E-type’s available to the market today. This example ticks all the right boxes and will simply not disappoint upon viewing. Top concours condition!
Price is Euro 225.000,-.
The price is approximately £195.000,-
VSOC’s Sassenheim showroom is centrally located between Amsterdam and The Hague, only 17 km (11 miles) from Schiphol Airport. There is a broad selection of classic sports cars on display, in very good or excellent condition, varying from beautiful yet affordable sports cars to rare and valuable collectors’ items. When you intend to visit us in The Netherlands, we would advise you to make an appointment so that we can give you some quality time. If you arrive by plane or train, we would be happy to pick you up at the airport or train station. Besides Dutch we speak English, German, French and Italian.
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