1962 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 3.8 FHC
|Performance:||265 horse power, 3.8 L, 6 cylinder overhead cam with 3 SU Carbs|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Mileage:||41 since restoration|
|Wheels:||Five Chrome Wire Wheels (with 185/15/5 tires)|
|Brakes:||Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes|
(SOLD) Classic Showcase paid extreme attention to detail during the restoration process of this incredible early example E-type, with no expense being spared. This rare, matching numbers, CA black plate E-Type comes with a Heritage Certificate, numerous NOS parts, is in a stunning color combination of bronze and red, includes flat floors, welded louvered bonnet, and is ready for the serious collector who wishes to show this magnificent example. The restoration of this vehicle to Show level included the following: the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. It has received a new triplex windshield and door glass. All mechanical systems and components have been gone through, restored, or replaced as needed. The engine and transmission have been rebuilt back to factory specifications, as well as the rear end and suspension. When the engine was re-built, we machined and calibrated with new pistons, oil pump, timing chain, bearings, valves, guides, seals, the head was completely rebuilt, rebuilt the carburetors, clutch system, all new hydraulic system, drive shaft balanced, replaced shocks, the undercarriage and many other parts refinished in their correct finish. Also done was new suspension bushings, new fuel pump, all electrical components, instruments, gauges, knobs, switches were rebuilt, rescreened or replaced, the seat frames were restored, restored the stone guards, new drip panels, and the rear end was completely rebuilt as well as the transmission. All other systems, such as the electrical, hydraulic, cooling, and fuel system have been restored or replaced; the car received all new rubber, and a complete new wire loom. As well, the car has also received a new battery, the gas tank has been epoxy sealed, and the alloy radiator has been restored. All britework has been re-plated. This car received a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. The new proper interior included padding, carpet, panels, dash, and leather seats custom fitted and installed. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This E-Type is a magnificent example that is ready for the competitive, serious collector awaiting their next Concours, and has already scored 99.9 points in its first showing!
1961 thru mid-1962 the early E Types had very distinctive features to the early XKE’s. Including flat floors, welded louvered bonnets, aluminum dash with center console and early style bucket seats. The early coupes also featured a slightly different shaped rear glass on the hatch door. Jaguar’s 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. All these features make it a very desirable XKE for the collector!