1961 Jaguar-XKE Series I 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8, 6 Cyl, 265 hp, 3 SU Carbs.|
|Suspension:||Independent Front and Rear|
|Color exterior:||Indigo Blue|
|Color interior:||Grey Blue leather interior/ Grey top|
|Mileage:||15,058 miles showing|
|Tires:||Dunlop SP Sport 185 / 15|
|Other 1:||Head Number: R3094-3|
|Other 2:||Body Number: R1641|
(SOLD) This Stunning1961 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Series I OTS is an early example with flat floors, welded hood louvers, and has recently undergone a frame off restoration to a Show Driver level. In an elegant color combination of Indigo Blue with a Grey Blue leather interior, it sports a new Grey top, making this one to turn heads. A piece of Jaguar history that was originally sold from the Charles Hornburg Dealership in Los Angeles, CA. The car comes with a Jaguar tool kit and owner’s manual. Just in time for the Spring Show season you can own a car that is ready to be shown, admired and to compete.
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 an 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.