1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series 1


1962 Jaguar E-Type Roadster vin # 875769 in Old English White with Red Leather, Black top. 61,650 miles

Equipped with the 265 bhp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with semi-trailing wishbones and torsion bars, independent rear suspension with transverse links, driveshafts with universal joints inboard and outboard, and twin coil-springs over shock-absorbers on each side, and power-assisted front disc brakes and inboard rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.

• Rare early-production E-Type; flat floor and welded louvers

• Matching-numbers and includes a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate

• Comprehensively restored sometime prior to 2012

This E-Type roadster was built in October 1961 and is a rare and early example of the marque. It is identifiable by subtle clues, such as the flat floor and a separate stamping for bonnet louvers. The authenticity of this early E-type, originally shipped to California, is reinforced by the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. Noted are the matching numbered components, including the 3.8-liter DOHC engine and Moss four-speed manual gearbox.

Under prior ownership, a comprehensive restoration by a noted specialist has included a rebuild of the engine and transmission, plus the braking and fuel systems. The body, stripped to bare metal and with excellent panel fit and gaps, has been refinished with two-stage epoxy and four layers of high-quality clear coat. The color is an appealingly correct Old English White. The interior is upholstered in red leather and the cloth top is black.

Titled as a 1962, it has a production date of October 12th, 1961

Chassi Number:  875769

Engine number: R 2151-9

Body Number:  R 1983

Gear Box# EB 1269 JS


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XKE Roadster Series 1


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