1961 Jaguar-XKE 3.8 OTS, Outside Bonnet Latch

Stock: J61-110
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 3.8 Liter, 6 cylinder, 3 SU carbs
Transmission: 4-Speed manual
Color exterior: Red with Black Top
Color interior: Black
Features: Stereo Blanking Plate
Mileage: 33,267 miles, less than 100 since the restoration
Wheels: Chrome Wheels with knockoffs
Tires: Vredestein Radial tires 185 SR15
Brakes: Disc Brakes, Front and Rear
Vin #: 875110
Engine #: R1144-9
Gearbox #: EB255-JS
Other 1: Body Number: R1133

(SOLD) This very rare 1961 XKE convertible is number 110 in the early E-type production history. Although it was already in a good driving condition, Classic Showcase restored this XKE to a Show/ Driver level. Included in the restoration process, the vehicle was dissembled, interior was removed, and documented, the vehicle body worked, metal finished, fitted, leaded as needed, all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car, it was prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems have been gone through and restored and replaced as needed.. The transmission, clutch system, hydraulic systems were serviced and the car received new rubber as needed. The britework was re-plated as needed. The car received new upholstery as needed, fitted in the correct materials by our upholstery department. Parts and components were restored in the proper colors and finishes. Attention to detail was given because of the importance of this early E-type. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This Jaguar is an excellent example to drive, enjoy and compete in upcoming shows and also comes with a Heritage Certificate verifying its authenticity and matching numbers. This highly collectable 1961 E-type OTS OBL is for the discerning Jaguar Collector and enthusiast.


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 carbureted 3.8 liter 6-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. The first 300 cars built had flat floors and external hood (bonnet) latches. These cars are rare and more valuable. The outside bonnet latch is the most sought after of all the Series I E types. Only 500 external bonnet latch cars were made, of those, 385 were left-hand drive roadsters, 20 left hand drive coupes, 91 right hand drive roadsters, and 4 right-hand drive coupes. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8 liter engine was increased to 4.2 liters in October 1964. This is a California car that is complete and has the features that so many collectors look for, which are: flat floor, welded louvers, outside bonnet latches, low number production car, and matching numbers.