1962 Jaguar E-Type SI

E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    254
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Estimate:
$125,000 - $150,000

  • Recently completed cosmetic restoration by RM Auto Restoration Inc.
  • Single family ownership for 56 years; just one subsequent owner
  • Retains numbers matching engine and head
  • Documented with invoices and JDHT certificate

Taking what they had learned on the track with the D-type and applying it to a new road 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-seater sports car. Sweeping lines and an aggressive yet undeniably sensual stance meant the new Jaguar had looks previously seen only on Italian cars. The motoring press ate it up, and sales of the E-Type went through the roof.

According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate on file, chassis no. 876796 was completed on 27 February 1962 and dispatched nearly two months later on 20 April 1962 to Jaguar of Eastern Canada, Montreal, Canada. It was delivered in cream with black convertible top, and a red interior. The E-Type was purchased new by Jack N. Remnant of Toronto, confirmed by a UAC loan document on file which also outlines the purchase price of $6,400. According to the same document the car featured a radio and chrome wire wheels. It is believed the car was used for a number of years before being stored away. In 1985, effort was made to get the car back on the road, this included an engine rebuild by the marque specialists at RPM Motor Works. Significant work was carried out again ten years later, in 1995 with $28,722.06 CAD spent, invoices for both services are included as are some additional services over the years. Impressively this Series 1 E-Type would remain with its original family until acquired by the current owner in 2018.

Following its acquisition, the Jaguar was sent to the Pebble Beach award winning RM Auto Restoration Inc. where an extensive cosmetic restoration was undertaken. Work included a complete body repaint, preplacement of seals and trim where required, repaint and detailing of engine, engine compartment, front suspension, and mechanical sorting of the car. With this work just recently completed this E-Type is ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian.

Today the car remains true to the way it left the factory many years ago. The recent repaint in the correct shade of cream is stunning. Accented nicely by chrome trim and a driver’s side Walpres racing mirror. The interior is trimmed in red leather and features a Radiomobile radio and wood rimmed steering wheel. The E-Type retains its original data plate in addition to its numbers matching engine and head. The odometer displays 67,201 miles which are believed to be original.

Please note that an import duty of 2.5% of the purchase price is payable on this lot if the buyer is a resident of the United States.

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo20.