We are delighted to introduce this beautiful and well maintained Series 1 E-Type for sale. Classically finished in Red with Black leather interior and classic wire wheels. This car has been carefully looked after by the current owner for more than a decade. This E-type Roadster needs nothing at all and is ready to be enjoyed by the next owner.
Jaguar’s E-Type was the sexiest car of the 1960s. It followed a proven Jaguar formula: sensational looks and superb performance at an impossibly low price. The XK 120 in 1949 was among the first Jaguars to follow this idea, and by 1961, it was time to bring it back with an all-new car. In place of the voluptuous curves of the XK-series of Jaguar was the sleek E-Type’s, a design that Enzo Ferrari called "the most beautiful car ever built".
The E-Type used a monocoque construction: the front of the chassis featuring a space frame with steel tubes supporting the engine, the front suspension and the hinged hood, which lifted to provide virtually unlimited access to the 3.8 L twin-cam inline six-cylinder engine which can propel the car to a top speed of 150 mph. It also offered four-wheel independent suspension and disc brakes at each corner for excellent road holding. It is no wonder that the E-Type became a motoring icon.
Body: 2 Door Roadster
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 75,000 Miles indicated on the Odometer
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: First Registered in Hong Kong in 2011, 0 previous owners noted on registration
THIS MOTOR CAR:
This E-Type was originally a 1963 UK delivered RHD example. Finished in Red over a Black interior and a Black hood. Bought by the current Hong Kong owner in 2010, import and registered in 2011, the car was immediately subjected to a one year full engine-out rebuilt. With new crankshaft, camshaft, pistons, con-rods, timing chains, all new valves and new clutch. The car has been lovingly cared for ever since and periodically restored as needed throughout the 12 year ownership. This stunning E-Type still retaining its original engine, this is an excellent example of the Series 1 3.8-litre Roadster, considered by many as one of the most desirable variants of the model. This E-Type will make a superb choice for either shows or touring and is likely to leave a lasting impression wherever it goes, just as it did when new over 50 years ago.
The car is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Well sorted example with full engine rebuild 10 years ago
Single Hong Kong owner for the past 12 years
All major mechanical areas have been refreshed over the course of the ownership with invoice to proof
Classic Insider condition score: 79 points out of 100
Original. Paint and chrome in relatively good condition. Well-kept and consistently maintained. Original wheels with older tires. The Interior is completely original. The whole car has been sorted. All equipment in working condition. Upgrades include 100 amp alternator. Service records from 2014 onwards are presented.
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SERVICE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Remove & refresh rear axle, suspension, driveshaft, brake disc and calipers
- Remove & refresh interior carpets, de-rust floor panels
- Renew Front & Rear Brake Master Cylinder
- Annual oil service
- Annual Service
- Renew valve cover gaskets
- Renew clutch slave cylinder
- Renew voltmeter
- Repair/ repaint bonnet, rear underbody behind wheels
- Fit new windscreen
- Renew brake and clutch reservoirs
- Repair/ repaint wheel arch/ bonnet. De-rust left door, side sills
- Renew track rod ends, steering arm gaiters
- Full annual service, new spark plugs, petrol hoese, new drive belts.
- Renew rear brakes, anti-roll bar bush and linkage
- Renew 100A Alternator, fan control sensor
- Refresh coolant, renew parking brakes
- Renew electric distributor, adj ignition timing
- Refresh front suspension
- Oil Services
- Renew water pump, thermostat/ gasket
- Deep clean under bonnet
- Oil Service
- Renew radiator/ coolant
- Oil Service
- Major Service
- Adjust toe in
- Renew brake reservoir
- Renew rear wheel bearings and seals
- Renew wiper motor wiring
- Renew Radiator, mounts, cooling fan, water pump, hose, thermostat
- Refresh rear brakes, front brakes, parking brake
- Refresh steering column, upper and lower bushes
Service records available upon request by serious buyer, all service was performed by Auto Dynamics
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