FOR SALE: 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster
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- JUST IN FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
- MAGNIFICENT RESTORATION
- DISPLAYING ONLY 35,989 ACTUAL MILES!
- NUMBERS MATCHING HIGHLY DESIRABLE 3.8 LITRE ENGINE
- RARE & DESIRABLE COVERED HEADLIGHT SERIES 1 3.8 LITRE E-TYPE ROADSTER
- ONE OF ONLY 6,886 BUILT FOR EXPORT
- STUNNING FACTORY CORRECT COLOR COMBINATION
- DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES ORIGINAL JACK, OWNER’S MANUAL, THOR HAMMER AND JAGUAR HERITAGE TRUST CERTIFICATE
- RECENTLY SERVICED
- PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
- THE PERFECT LOW MILEAGE SERIES 1 E-TYPE TO DRIVE AND ENJOY!
- A COLLECTOR’S DREAM
- LEATHER SEATS
- WOOD RIMMED STEERING WHEEL
- CHROME WIRE WHEELS
- LEFT AND RIGHT HAND TALBOT MIRRORS
The 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Opalescent Gunmetal over a red leather interior and black folding convertible top. This particular example was completed by the Coventry, England works in December 1963 and was dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York during February 1964. This Series 1 Roadster previously underwent a sympathetic cosmetic restoration and presents wonderfully, displaying just 35,989 miles (only 1,500 miles were driven during the past 15 years). The numbers matching 3.8 litre engine still powers this example. The engine compartment still displays factory paint and the original Dunlop nylon spare tire still resides in the trunk. Accompanying documentation includes the original jack, owner’s manual and Jaguar Heritage Certificate. With low mileage, stunning factory colors, and the desirable free revving 3.8 litre engine, this Series 1 E-Type is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
History of the Jaguar Series 1 3.8 Liter Roadster
A car Enzo Ferrari called “the most beautiful car ever made”, the Jaguar E-Type is considered by many to be one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever built. It took the automotive world by storm upon its unveiling at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and still continues to turn heads to this day. Underneath its gorgeous, aerodynamic exterior were several state of the art features. Four wheel independent suspension was at all four corners along with four wheel disc brakes that were mounted inward of the axles in the rear. A rack-and-pinion unit provided responsive steering and helped to make the E-Type one of the best handling cars of the era. Power was initially provided by the 3.8 Litre straight-six from the XK150S. Producing 266 horsepower, the E-Type was capable of more than 150mph. While Jaguar increased the engine capacity to 4.2 litres in October 1964, most E-type owners and enthusiasts still prefer the free-revving capabilities of the 3.8 litre inline-6 with triple SU carburation. With such appeal and praised appearance, it is no wonder why the Series 1 E-Type Roadster is one of only a handful of motorcars on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Coveted in its day by the most sporting of drivers, the E-type still remains one of the most sought-after cars in history.