1963 Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 Roadster

Sold: £56,650

Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  1963
Model:  E-Type S1 3.8 Roadster
Registration No:  Not UK Registered
Chasis No:  880448
MOT:  None
Colour:  Blue

The E-Type was initially designed as a rear-wheel drive Grand Tourer in two-seater Coupé form, and as a two-seater Convertible. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made".

The Series 1 cars, which are by far the most valuable, essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8 litre engines and non-synchromesh transmissions, and those made between 1965-1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10%, added a fully synchronised transmission, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the prior generator, an electrical system switched to negative ground, and other modern amenities, all while keeping the same classic Series 1 styling. The 4.2 litre Series 1 E-Types also replaced the brake booster of the 3.8 litre with a more reliable unit.

The vendor tells us that this 1963 3.8 E-Type is all matching numbers, 98% complete, it has been stored for over 20 years, and is all original. It is for complete restoration. The car comes complete with NOVA reference, and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate showing the original colour as Old English White with Red interior.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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