Recently completed and launched at Salon Privé the weekend 20-22 April 2023, this JD Classics E-Type full restoration.
When the E Type Jaguar was launched in March 1961 at the Geneva Motor show it attracted the attention of the whole world like no other car ever had ever done before. With its stunning sleek bodywork, ground breaking performance & impressive handling it astonished all.
Could a car like this really be available for nearly half the price of Aston Martins DB4? Jaguar's founder William Lyons, had with his designer & aerodynamicist Malcom Sayer, and engineering director William Heynes, created what was to become the greatest motoring legend of all time.
This two-seater sports car was fitted with the 3.8 litre version of the well proven 6 cylinder double overhead camshaft XK engine, and drove through a four speed manual Moss gearbox. Suspension was independent all round. The rear suspension, which featured twin coil spring and damper units either side was, along with the differential and inboard rear brake assemblies, mounted in a cradle that was attached to the cars shell via insulated rubber bushes and stabilised by sturdy radius arms. This sub assembly was later used on nearly all of Jaguars cars for many years to come.
Inside the car you would find leather seats and fully comprehensive instrumentation that was beautifully laid out on the sports black and aluminium dashboard. This was complimented by a wood rim sports steering wheel to turn Jaguars responsive rack & pinion steering. The first road tests further helped to promote the E Type's virtues, with a top speed of 153mph being attained along with standing quarter mile and 0 - 60mph times of 15 seconds & 6.7 seconds respectively. The E-Type maintained Jaguars very respectable reputation in motor sport and as manufacturer of quality performance cars.
This particular example here is a Series 1, 3.8 Open Two Seater (OTS), matching numbers car painted in Primrose Yellow with Navy Leather Interior. The Car was first delivered to Jaguar Cars in New York, USA on the 10th April 1964. The car enjoyed a single long term ownership in the US , before coming to JD Classics for a full 2500 hour restoration, which has just been completed.
The Car has been given a full nut and bolt restoration in-house at our Chelmsford facility, with a full mechanical restoration, including engine and gearbox rebuild.
The Car is absolutely stunning and the 7 layers of Paint Protection our Cars have give the Car a beautiful deep glow. The Car is supplied as new and comes with a 12 month warranty.
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