1963 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8L, 6 Cylinders, 3 SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Color interior:||Biscuit / Biscuit Top|
|Mileage:||84,547 original miles|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Tires:||Yokohama A378 P215/70/R15|
|Brakes:||Front & Rear Disc Brakes|
|Other 1:||Body Number: R6272|
(SOLD) This XKE is a California car whose current owner purchased from a San Diego Jaguar Car Club member in 1978. Always garaged and very well cared for, this E-type has its original body metal, engine, transmission, gauges and instruments. In recent years, it received a ground-up restoration performed by Jaguar professionals, and features a lovely new handmade leather interior with a new fabric top. As well, the XKE has received a recent servicing, along with a crisp new set of wire wheels. In addition, the E-type has many nice features such as Nerf bar front/rear bumpers, a driver's side bullet mirror, and very nice paint throughout. While this roadster is ready to be driven and enjoyed as-is, it would be a prime candidate to be taken to the next level with a show-car level restoration for the serious Jaguar collector or enthusiast; This E-Type presents a fantastic opportunity to own one of the most coveted classic Jaguars ever made!
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.