1962 Jaguar Roadster

Type E 3.8L Roadster "Plancher Plat"


  • Year of manufacture 
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    Convertible / Roadster
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French title
Chassis n° 876396
Engine n° R3284-9

- Rare "flat floor" model
- Very neat example
- Original color and engine

Presented at the Geneva Motor Show on March 15, 1961, the Jaguar E Type would very quickly become an icon in its own right, elected as the prettiest car in the world by journalists at the time. The Jaguar Heritage Trust which accompanies this particular example has taught us that it left the factory on December 19, 1961 before being imported to the United States by Jaguar New York on January 12, 1962. It retained its original color combo of beautiful gun metal grey paint and a black top. The interior is now a pretty dark grey, very close to the original black. It is delivered with an important file of invoices, old technical inspections, and an expertise dating from 2019. These elements enabled us to find it in England in the 90s, before its arrival in France in 1999. It changed hands in 2013, then in 2014 when it joined a collection of a Jaguar lover who was already in charge of the maintenance before his purchase. Without being fully restored, it has since benefited from many mechanical and cosmetic touch ups, explaining the beautiful condition today. Its original engine was recently revised, the upholstery was redone in 2015, and the car received new paint. Many items have been replaced according to the invoices on file including the fuel pump and the clutch of the 4-speed Moss gearbox. This is a rare and very sought after model since it is the first version of the E Type roadster and comes with its five beautiful wire wheels and tonneau cover. With ts original engine and color, this is a very compelling buy for any Jaguar enthusiast ready to experience the soul of the world's most beautiful car.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1962-jaguar-type-e-38-l-roadster-plancher-plat-3980-78