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LOT 134

1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 ROADSTER Chassis no. 880239 Engine no. RA 3732-9

Estimate: US$225,000 - US$295,000
Lot 134


Chassis no. 880239
Engine no. RA 3732-9

3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 SU Carburetors
265bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers example
*Equipped with desirable period hard top
*Tasteful restoration of good original car
*Offered with Jaguar Heritage Certificate


Jaguar would make a habit of shocking the automotive world. Sometimes the impact of its cars reached beyond the showrooms and exposition halls to rock popular culture, yet not even Jaguar's founder, Sir William Lyons, could have predicted the impact of the Jaguar E-Type.

When introduced at the 1961 Geneva Salon, the new Jaguar stirred passions with its extremely sleek and timeless design backed by staggering performance. Constructed using methods derived from the D-Type sports racing car, the E-Type was a technical marvel. The light and rigid monocoque chassis used the engine itself as a structural part of the car, with the long and sleek bonnet hinged at the front. The headlights were beautifully recessed in the fenders, and covered with contoured Perspex for a free flowing design and improved aerodynamics. The car featured a 4-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes all around and a 4-speed manual transmission. The proven XK power plant was carried over from the XK150 and made sure the lithe Jaguar would exceed the 150mph mark.

Often called the most beautiful production car of all time, the E-Type remains an automotive icon of design, engineering and speed. With spare parts readily available, a number of marque clubs to join and many driving and Concours events to attend, the E-Type is an excellent, widely admired collector car.


This immaculate Jaguar E-Type has been the subject of a no expense spared restoration from the ground up which has just been completed. Taking a solid, original matching numbers car, every aspect of the car has been attended to, bringing it to the stunning presentation that you see before you today.

Tastefully finished in a rich dark metallic blue scheme and with contrasting red interior, better still this is topped off with an original period hard top to make the ultimate guise for these cars.

As found it came complete with all of the appropriate accessories, tool kit, jack and bag also which have similarly been refinished and accurately restored.

All told, it is hard to fault the detail or look in any way and with barely 100 miles on the clock since its rebuild the car is only just running in.

In the recently concluded series Mad Men, the experience of walking into Jaguar Showroom in the 1960s was portrayed beautifully showing line ups of the new E-Type Open Two Seater, this better than new car would have fit into that set perfectly.

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Please note, the estimate published in the catalog is incorrect. The correct estimate for this lot is $225,000-295,000. Please note that the title for this car is in transit.

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