1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixedhead Coupé (3.8 litre)
|Odometer reading||64,523 miles|
|Estimate||£76,000 - £86,000|
2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Jaguar E-Type. Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961 the car was nothing short of a revelation. The visionary design from Malcolm Sayer was based on Jaguar’s Le Mans winning D-Type racing car and combined beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing. This new model featured disc brakes, rack and pinion steering and independent front and rear suspension. The overall package created one of the most famous cars of all time and spurred industry wide changes.
This stunning UK supplied right hand drive Series I Coupé was registered in March 1962 and is one of the first 250 E-Types produced. The car presents beautifully in Old English White and its authentic bucket seats are trimmed in contrasting black leather and are complemented by an aluminium dashboard. This exceptional, low mileage, Moss gearbox, example benefitted from a photographic restoration in 2000 and has enjoyed a no expense spared ownership since with recent works including a stainless steel exhaust, new windscreen, new doors, new rear arches and the fitment of floor panels where required and a bare metal respray. Following a restoration in 2000, this Series I has covered less than 3000 miles, and never in the rain! The shut lines are good and the underside of the car is clean. During the five year tenure of our vendor this rare Jaguar has covered less than 150 miles. The low mileage appears to be confirmed by the comprehensive MoT history. It could be said that it has been enjoyed more as a piece of art than a car but that puts it in good company as there is a Series I on display in the New York Museum of Modern Art. Regardless of the recent low usage, OJC 433 has been fully maintained annually by renowned Jaguar specialist, Alan Collins and despite its exempt status will have a fresh MoT test certificate. The history file for this wonderful car is as you would expect and contains various bills and receipts, a V5C registration document, the original owner’s manuals and sales brochure, a service manual, Heritage Certificate and the original and rare paperwork wallets. The accessories list is as impressive and includes a Shelly Jack, a toolkit, a spare wheel and wheel removal tools. Housed in a dehumidified garage under a bespoke car cover, this is one of the best examples we have offered. With an insurance value of £150,000 we also think that the estimate is as attractive as the car.
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