1962 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series 1 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8 DOHC In-line 6-Cylinder Engine, 265HP 3 SU Carburetors, Duel Exhaust|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front and Rear|
|Color exterior:||Carmen Red|
|Mileage:||100 test miles since restoration|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire wheels|
|Tires:||185 x 15|
|Other 1:||Body Number: R3660|
(SOLD) This 1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 Roadster is numbers-matching car that just completed a Show-Driver level restoration by Jaguar specialists at Classic Showcase. This early production E-type had primarily been a western car with documented limited ownership, including numerous original receipts for services performed. Classic Showcase retained its original fiery color combination of Carmen Red with a Black interior, the top bows were restored then it was matched with a finely crafted new black convertible top by master trimmers in our upholstery department. As well, our trimmers installed new panels, new carpeting, new hardura, and new leather on the seats. All the brite work was done as needed to this very original car. The fit and finish are superb. The E-Type received an overhaul, service, or rebuild of the major systems and components. This also included the addition of a new header tank, an exhaust system, hydraulic system, and much more. For improved driving enhancements, the electronic ignition system and gear reduction starter, as well as an aluminum radiator have been installed to ensure its dependability. The E-Type's instruments were serviced, and all electrical systems were tended to. The car retains its original AM radio in perfect working condition as well. A Jaguar Heritage Certificate of authenticity, as well as comprehensive DVD of the restoration process accompanies the vehicle. With an exceptionally well maintained history and highly collectible status amongst collectors, this example stands as an excellent choice for the Jaguar collector seeking an early model/production number car they can show, drive, 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 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.