1963 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 3.8 FHC
|Current condition:||UNDER RESTORATION|
|Performance:||3.8L, 6 Cylinders, 3 SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Silver Blue|
|Color interior:||Dark blue|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Tires:||185 X 15 tires|
|Brakes:||Disc front and rear|
|Other 1:||Body #: V3212|
(SOLD) This numbers matching 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 FHC has completed restoration to a Show/Driver level by Classic Showcase. It is an original California car with original small California pink slip. Included in the restoration process, the vehicle has been 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 coat, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. It has received a new windshield and door glass. All mechanical systems and components have been gone through, serviced, restored or replaced as needed. The engine and transmission have been rebuilt back to factory specifications, as well as the rear end and suspension. All other systems such as the electrical, hydraulic, cooling and fuel have been restored or replaced and the car has received all new rubber and a complete new wire loom. The car has received a new correct exhaust system, new battery, the gas tank has been epoxy sealed and radiator restored. All chrome has been re-plated. The car has received a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This is a fabulous example of a Show/ Driver for any Jaguar enthusiast to admire and enjoy.
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.