1962 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8 Liter, 265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC, 6 Cylinders, 3 SU Carburetors|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front/Rear with coil springs, torsion bars, double wishbones, and sway bars.|
|Color exterior:||British Racing Green|
|Color interior:||Tan (with Black top)|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Tires:||185 15 Tires|
|Brakes:||Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes|
|Other 1:||Body #: R3285|
(SOLD) The beautiful early Series I car offered here is presented in classic British Racing Green with a tan leather interior. Importantly, it is a numbers-matching car, with the data plate matching the chassis number, the cylinder head and engine block. All are verified by the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate. The car was awarded its First Junior and Senior awards from the AACA, and also JCNA sanctioned Concours. This E-Type is properly sorted and has performance to match its good looks, running and driving just as it did when new. It has always been well maintained with a recent full service ready for driving, showing and collecting. It comes complete with a fitted black canvas top with matching boot, a stunning aluminum dash and center console, chrome wire wheels, and a period AM radio. This is an excellent example of a very collectible model Series I XKE that has benefitted from a comprehensive restoration.
The E-Type Jaguar burst on an unsuspecting world at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show—the first coupe having been driven there directly from London. After the stodgy, portly XK150, it was a revolution, the obvious successor to the Le Mans-winning D-Type of six years before, with all-new monocoque construction, a nose that tilted up for easy engine and drivetrain maintenance, and fully independent suspension. To many enthusiasts, the first generation E-Type, with its covered headlights and dainty taillights, is the definitive example of the model. The Open Two Seater (OTS) model has come more generally to be known as the Roadster. The boot lid on the Roadster model consisted of a gently curved panel with the edges turned over a cruciform pressing to add torsional stiffness. This model also had screen pillars that ere given a chrome finishers, chrome trim ran around the base of the screen as well as the top of the doors. Chrome plated door handles, three piece chrome beading around the top and sides of the tonneau panel edge in the number plate area, a ‘JAGUAR’ chrome plated script on the boot lid, and the E-type was fitted with a combined sidelight and indicator unit in a chrome plated casting. The seats were trimmed completely in leather and the cushions were removable.