1962 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8 DOHC in-line 6, 3 SU carbs|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Suspension:||Independent front and rear|
|Mileage:||360 miles (since restoration)|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Other 1:||Body # R1820|
(SOLD) This exceptional XKE was restored with no expense spared by Classic Showcase to a Show-Driver level. The 3.8 engine is rebuilt to factory specifications matching and calibrated with new pistons, bearings, valves, guides, seals, timing chain, head completely rebuilt, rebuilt carburetors, clutch, all new brake parts, drive shaft balanced, restored shocks, part of the chassis and many other parts powder coated, new suspension, under carriage rebuilt, new wire harness, gas tank restored and epoxy sealed, rebuilt fuel pump, all electrical components, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt, rescreened or replaced, top bows and seat frames powder coated, replaced stone guards, new triplex windshield, new drip panels, new exhaust system, and the rear end completely rebuilt as well as the transmission. The Body stripped to bare metal, metal work including the body, doors, bonnets and boot, then fitted to the body, epoxy sealed and painted, color sanded and buffed, new rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets, trim and bright work replaced or re-plated, new proper interior carpet, panels, dash and seats all redone. A pristine example, this XKE comes with the original California Black plate that came with the car and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Always stored in a climate controlled facility and exercised regularly, this beautiful car is well cared for. This car is for the discerning collector who wants a great car where the heritage has been preserved.
William Lyons had a keen eye for style and distinguished taste, but he was not a trained engineer. While he had personally drafted designs for all previous Jaguar models, recognizing the significance of the E-Type, he enlisted the expertise of Malcolm Sayer, a brilliant mathematician and aerodynamicist who had formal training as a engineer and a passion for automobiles. Under the direction of Lyons, Sayer shaped the body of the XKE and created what many consider the most beautiful automotive design ever. Taking what it had learned on the track with the D-type and applying it to its new model, Jaguar’s new E-type featured a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay, and a tilting bonnet. With its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, and a compliant suspension, the E-type was an ideal two-place sports car. The XKE has looks to die for, with sweeping lines and an aggressive yet undeniable sensual stance.