1964 Jaguar E-Type SIE-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster
Year of manufacture1964
€140,000 - €170,000
Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Karlskron, Germany.
When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the new Jaguar E-Type created a sensation with its extremely sleek and timeless design and staggering performance. Constructed using methods derived from the race-bred D-Type, the E-Type was a technical marvel. The light and rigid monocoque chassis used the engine itself as a structural part of the car, with the long and sleek bonnet hinged at the front. The E-Type featured a four-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes all around, and a four-speed manual transmission. The proven XK engine was carried over from the XK 150, assuring the sleek new Jaguar would exceed 150 mph.
Originally delivered to the United States in 1964, this stunning E-Type resided there until 1988 before being shipped to Germany by a collector who restored it to a very high standard. It was subsequently acquired by a collector in North Rhine-Westphalia. The current owner added this beautiful Jaguar to his own stable of fine British and Italian sports cars in 2004. It has had an H registration for the last 15 years and has been exercised on a regular basis.
Upgrades include a Coopercraft high-performance brake system, high-performance ignition coil and ignition cable set, new spoke rims, a stainless-steel exhaust system, new clutch, as well as an additional thermal fan for reliability. The original Smith dash instruments have also been rebuilt.
This highly desirable Series I Roadster, fastidiously serviced and ready to be enjoyed, presents beautifully in gunmetal grey with red leather. Perfectly suited for touring and club events, the E-Type Jaguar represents a milestone in sports-car design and engineering that collectors and enthusiasts have admired for decades.
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