1964 Jaguar E-Type SIE-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupé
Year of manufacture1964
Please note that this lot will need to be collected from Montreux, Switzerland.
If there is one car that, even fifty years after its introduction, is still able to pull at the public’s heartstrings and has come to define both its era and its marque, that car would be Jaguar’s legendary E-Type.
When new, it was faster than the average Ferrari and Maserati and was even cheaper to buy than other rival European sports cars available at the time. Considered by Enzo Ferrari to be the most beautiful car ever built at the time of its unveiling, the E-Type was good for 150 mph, proving that its stunning looks were more than skin deep. Although little is known about chassis 889787’s earlier history, the accompanying file contains an old title from Washington, USA. At some point the E-Type passed through the Netherlands, before appearing in Italy.
An extensive restoration began in 2006 at Luzzago Classic Cars in Brescia, Italy. Images of the restoration accompany the history file and detail every stage of the process. After removing the clamshell hood, the body was completely stripped of paint, and the sheet metal was repaired where necessary. After priming, the Series 1 was repainted in a sleek black, which perfectly offset the refinished chrome bumpers and the new red leather upholstery. New wiring and a complete mechanical overhaul ensured that the Jaguar was ready for sale.
Immediately after the restoration was completed, the Jaguar was sold into the Richoz Collection.. It was at this time the odometer was reset to 0km – since this work was finished the E-type has driven just 2,677 km.
Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made, a E-Type Series 1 3.8-litre Fixed Head Coupé is truly a must have in any collection, especially in such elegant colours.
Please note that this car retains its original engine as confirmed by the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
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