This 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 liter FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) is presented in gorgeous Opalescence Dark Blue with deep red leather. Equipped with Inline 3.8 liter six cylinder with triple Webers and coupled with a 4 speed manual transmission with electric overdrive. It is a matching numbers Right hand drive, fully restored, with every nut and bolt attended to, over the past few years by a marque specialist with a huge amount invested.
Moreover, this special XKE features a one-off interior with a custom center console and dash that evokes aviation in the 1960’s. Toggle switches for every function along with a corresponding “pilot light” on the dash. A full complement of gauges is integrated into this custom dash and wonderful seats complete the bespoke interior. The 3.8 motor is fed by 3 large bore Webers and together it all makes a wonderful presentation and even better sounds.
Body: Fix Head Coupe
Exterior: Opalescence Dark Blue
Interior: Deep Red
Driver's Side: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 42,650 Miles
First Delivery Location: United Kingdom
Registration: NOT REGISTERED in Hong Kong
THIS MOTOR CAR:
Completed in May 1962, this 3.8L E-type Series 1 Fix Head Coupe was first delivered and bought by Ian Appelyards, the proprietor of the Jaguar distributor in Leeds, England. Interestingly, Mr Appelyards was also "The Father of the Jaguar Marque", Sir William Lyons' Son in Law. This dealership was used to prepare competition cars and it was believed that the ultra rare Overdrive transmission was installed by Mr Appelyards. The installation of this OD unit required some rather sophisticated fabrication to the gearshift console and driveshaft tunnel in order to accommodate the O.D. and these modifications were carried out to a very high standard.
As documented by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate, this is a fully matching number car. Equipped with triple Webers and a 4 speed manual transmission with Overdrive, this gearing puts the top end of this car well in excess of 150 mph!
Once a "Barn Find" in the United States, this car was fully restored over the past few years by a marque specialist with a huge amount invested and with Every nut and bolt attended to. The story was that Mr Peter Baker, a US Air Force officer stationed in Europe at the time, purchased this cars second-hand in England and subsequently moved to Germany with it. While in Germany, Peter modified the car by installing Triple Webber Carburetors, Koni Shocks and special Sprinzel Racing seats so that he could run it on the Nurburgring track. This car was Peter's pride, joy and passion. In the early 70s, Mr Baker moved back to the United States in the Santa Cruz SF Bay Area and the car has been stored under numerous tarps for 30 years.
Since 2016, this once glorious but now a "barn find" was subjected to a "No Expense Spared" total restoration by XKS Motorsport in San Luis Obispo, California.
Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Matching numbers as documented by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate
Desirable early production Series 1 with 3.8L Inline 6 Engine
Ultra rare 4 Speed Manual Transmission with OverDrive function
Extensive restoration by Marque specialist just a few years ago
Classic Insider condition score: 90 points out of 100
Fully restored original with every nut and bolt attended. The paint and exterior is in excellent condition, worthy of winning some concourse events. Fully refurbished wire wheels with period correct tires. The interior was fully gutted, repainted and fully upholstered with new leather, the seats, dash, carpets and door cards are all nicely finished. All the switches and gauges are in working order. Mechanically excellent, full drivetrain, engine/ transmission overhauled. The engine bay is sparkling clean & tidy. History, restoration documentation and photo album presented.
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