|1961 Jaguar E-type roadster
|VIN number: 875947
Engine R2336-9 (matching number engine)
Silver with black interior and black cloth top
This is a very early Jaguar XKE series 1 3.8 roadster (built October 1961) with the welded bonnet louvers, flat floors, and
matching number engine. The car had a complete nuts and bolts restoration some years ago to show condition. The has
been driven after the restoration, and it is still in very good #2 condition. If you are looking for an early e-type to drive and
not for a trailer queen, this may be the car for you.
Body: Extremely nice! As can be seen from the photos the body gaps are quite good. The floors, rockers, doors, trunk
floor, bonnet are all rust free and clean. Undercarriage is detailed and without undercoating .... it is a pleasure to look
underneath this car! Paint is very good for a nice driver, not quite up to the standards for a serious show car.
Chrome: Excellent. Wire wheels are also excellent.
Interior and top: Very good. No fading or rips on the leather. Dash top in very good condition. Some minor wear on the
console aluminum panels. Top and boot cover are canvas and in very good condition.
Mechanicals: Very good. I did an engine compression test and all cylinders are strong and even. Oil pressure stays at
40psi at 3000 rpm and at normal temperature. Car has plenty of power! This car had a complete mechanical restoration.
Wiring harness, brake lines, front suspension, rear suspension, shocks, etc were either replaced or rebuilt. The exhaust
system is stainless steel.
Includes: tool kit, knock off hammer, Shelley jack with handle. boot cover (for when the soft top is down), owners manual,
This car was restored with an eye towards originality. It retains its original Blaunpunkt radio in working order, its generator
and is still wired as positive ground. A few discreet improvements were made to improve drivability on modern roads... tires
are now 205/15 radials and an auxiliary fan was added in front of the radiator mesh.
These early XKE are hard to find in good condition and represent an e-type in its purest form
Price: SOLD Click here to contact me, or call 678-521-7893
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The 1961 model cars have features that never made it after the first few hundred cars were built. For example louvers on the bonnet
were initially welded from a separate part, as the Jaguar factory had not completed the final stamping molds.. These photos show
some of the early features found on this car.
Screws cover the holes were the brackets for the
outside latches would have been installed. This
car is from the time frame when the factory had
just converted to inside bonnet latches
Front floors were flat. Notice the floors on this
car are rust free and without undercoating.
Spare tire is the original Dunlop Road Speed.
These tires were bias ply, later Jaguar switched
to radials. Can you imagine going at 150MPH
with these tires!
Bonnet louvers were welded on the bonnet. Later
cars have the louvers as a stamping on the bonnet
Early XKE had a Shelley bottle jack. Notice the
jack handle which clips on one of the boot floor
Trunk (boot) seal is on the lid
instead of the trunk lip.
Outer door chrome finisher has
Bonnet is stamped with body