1961 Jaguar E-Type SI

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    30 133 mi / 48 495 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    850062
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A perfectly restored flat floor, outside bonnet lock example that's finished in its stunning original colour combination of Sherwood Green over a Suede Green interior and a French Grey hood.

It was one of the first 54 right-hand drive dealer demonstrator roadsters to leave the factory and was part of the famed photograph outside Browns Lane that is often referred to these days. It was destined for the Rossleigh Jaguar dealership in Edinburgh and was subsequently sold in August 1961 and registered on the number 171 DBP.

The car still retains its original engine and gearbox and benefits from of one of the finest and most exact restorations we have ever witnessed on an E-type Jaguar. To carry out this work, the car was entrusted to arguably the world’s leading model experts, XK Engineering. XK Engineering embarked on the restoration in April 2017 and it took two years to complete. During this time, every single inch of the car was taken apart and restored to the highest possible level. They went above and beyond to ensure that all of the idiosyncrasies of the very early flat floor, outside bonnet lock cars were finished correctly and the result is one of the finest restored E-types in existence. The bonnet locks, for example, have original stampings and in the engine bay many components are date stamped to 1961.

Accompanying the car is a magnificent history file that includes an original Maintenance Voucher book, Operating Maintenance and Service handbook, Jaguar Service Facilities in Great Britain handbook, Jaguar pouch, Service manual and Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Varies maintenance service invoices dating from 1975 through to the final restoration invoices issued by XK Engineering Ltd in 2019. The car is also complete with its Bottle Jack, tool roll and car cover.

Enzo Ferrari famously stated that an E-type Jaguar was "the most beautiful car in the world". Whether he truly meant that or not, #850062 is the most beautiful E-type we have ever seen.