1963 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8L, 6 Cylinders, 3 SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Features:||Original Factory Color Combo|
|Mileage:||90 miles since restoration|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Brakes:||Front & Rear Disc Brakes|
|Other 1:||Body Number: R52605|
(SOLD) Extreme Attention to detail was taken during the restoration process, with no expense being spared. It is a Matching numbers vehicle that comes with a Heritage Certificate, many NOS parts, and has a great history. The restoration of this vehicle to a 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 chassis and many other parts refinished in its correct finish, new suspension bushings, NOS fuel pump, all electrical components, instruments, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt, rescreened or replaced, seat frames restored, restored stone guards, new drip panels, rear end 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. The car has also received a new battery, the gas tank has been epoxy sealed, and a new radiator has been installed. All britework was 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. The top bows have been restored, and was custom tailored and fitted with a new convertible top. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This is truly one of the finest E-types available in the world today. This is for the serious Jaguar Collector that demands the best!
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.