Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 Roadster
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- Much loved first series
- Restored and overhauled
- Fantastic driver
Import & Export
We can assist in cars purchased from the US and arrange transportation. We'll take care of all necessary papers. Please contact us for further information.
The Jaguar E-Type, a natural classic. Elegant and sporty combined with heaps of class. By and large the series 1 of the in 1961 sportscar has the most appeal. It is the version as envisioned by Malcolm Sayer. Small taillights sited above the bumper. From series II on the lights were lowered and American law saw the disappearance of the lovely glass headlight covers that gave the car its smooth appearance. So not wholly coincidental that this early Series1 OTS, after rolling off the production line on the 23rd February 1963 found its way to its first customer when supplied by Jaguar Cars in New York just a week later.
This is a 3.8 litre E-Type, in other words under the bonnet a very mighty six-cylinder 3.8 litre with triple SU carburettors. An output of 265 hp gives a top speed of a very respectable 241 km/hr. Even more remarkable is the supple manner in which the engine acquits itself. A joy to travel in especially with the top down. The sound, the wind and acceleration: eyes and ears caressed and goosebumps the moment you put your right foot down. All its power transferred to the rear wheels by a manual 4-speed gearbox, delightful!
The fine red paintwork is thanks to an older restoration. American climes provided practically rust-free bodywork. Even so the car underwent the most thorough of restorations, including a total mechanical rebuild of engine, transmission, brakes and suspension. As a result this Jag drives a treat. Whilst we would advise to keep this car in its current excellent condition, one thing we believe is even more important is to enjoy every moment behind the wheel.
The black upholstered interior is in a very healthy state. The many gauges and switching gear all work as intended. Only the somewhat modern car radio is out of place, but that is easily remedied.
As so often with this class of classic car, it has been treated with due respect since being restored. This E-Type has definitely been used, which as you will appreciate is a positive thing. All this amounts to the lucky new owner only having to turn the key to unleash this English power plant before blissfully setting off!
Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom