1963 Jaguar-XKE Series 1 3.8 OTS
|Performance:||3.8L, 6 Cylinders, 3 SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||5 Speed Manual Upgraded|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Features:||Alpine AM/FM CD Player with iPod jack in dash|
|Brakes:||Front & Rear Disc Brakes|
|Engine #:||R 5678-8|
|Gearbox #:||EB4 810J50|
|Other 1:||Body Number: R4016|
Classic Showcase restored this beautiful E-type to a Show/Driver level. Meticulously maintained, well cared for, and kept as a part of a large collection. This E-type is in a very rich color combination of Black & Tan. Included in the restoration process, the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car, it was prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems such as the electrical, cooling and fuel have been gone through. The engine was rebuilt back to factory specifications, as well as the rear end and suspension, and all mechanical components. The transmission was upgraded to a new 5 speed manual for better handling and performance, with no modifications to the car. The clutch system and hydraulic system were replaced; the car received all new rubber, seals, 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 was upgraded to an new aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan. All of the brite work was re-plated, or replaced as needed. The car received a complete new custom tailored and fit interior, in the correct materials, by Classic Showcase upholstery department professionals. Also, the car was fitted with a new canvas top with restored bows and hardware. There is an incredible sound system that was fabricated and custom fitted to the cockpit of the E-type that includes an AM/FM CD player in the dash w/ an IPod jack. The speakers are made by Focal America and the speaker boxes are specially built for good acoustics. The boxes were built and upholstered to match the car. A DVD of the restoration process does accompany the vehicle. This is a fabulous example of a Show/ Driver for any Jaguar enthusiast to admire and enjoy.
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.