1963 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||265 hp 3.8 engine, 3 SU carburetors|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Suspension:||Independent front and rear|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Maroon|
|Wheels:||5 chrome wire wheels|
|Tires:||185/15 Michelin XVS radials|
|Brakes:||Disc (front and rear)|
|Other 1:||Body Number: R6197|
(SOLD) This beautiful, very original, matching numbers Northern California XKE Roadster has been previously restored by Jaguar Professionals. Pictures and receipts to document the restoration will accompany the car. It has been meticulously maintained, and well cared for. Included in this restoration, the car was disassembled, metal worked, fitted, primered, sealed, base coat, clear coat, painted, color sanded and buffed to perfection. An auxiliary fan was installed to improve the driving performance. The engine, transmission, suspension and many systems were restored as needed, brite work, upholstery, rubber seals and new convertible top were installed. We have recently serviced and detailed it inside and out, as needed, to enhance its beauty. This E-type is an incredible original opalescent maroon color. It features its original engine, 4 speed manual transmission and wire wheels. It features a period correct BMCD AM push button radio. The Heritage certificate verifying it’s’ authenticity will also accompany the ar. Being a Series I with covered headlights; this would be a highly collectible E-type for the enthusiast. The new owner will enjoy campaigning and touring this car. This is a perfect opportunity to own a great Show/Driver level Jaguar that has had a feature article in the Road and Track magazine written by Peter Egan.
The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. It can be recognized by glass covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the license plate in the rear. The Series I E-type is the most desirable of all the series with a 4 speed transmission, covered headlights, toggle switches on the dash, updated with late Series I comfortable bucket seats, center console, and arm rest. This makes the best driver and the most collectable for an investment. It is a timeless example of class and elegance joined with the strong racing history that Jaguar has become so well known for.