1961 Jaguar e-type series 1 Roadster

VIN: 875647

This is a very early e-type roadster from the first year the car was made. The very early cars are in demand since they have unique features only found on these cars. The mortality rate of the early cars is rather high as many rusted away or were scrapped when these cars where not worth much money. Finding an early rust free car, like this one, with its original metal and matching numbers has become rather difficult.

This car was originally delivered in Huntington Park, California and for the last 20 years has been near Chattanooga, TN.

The paint is driver quality but not to show standards. The body itself is in very good rust and accident free condition ... the body is perhaps the car's greatest asset. Chrome is good for a driver. Nice grey interior which compliments nicely the black exterior. Nice dash top and aluminum fascia. All gauges are in working order including the clock. Very nice black canvas soft top. Engine runs very good with excellent oil pressure. Engine compression is between 150 and 165 psi across all cylinders. Suspension is nice and tight. Clutch and gearbox work as they should. New stainless steel exhaust.

1961 was the first year of the e-type and when shopping for one of these early cars it is important to verify that the impossible to find early bits and pieces are accounted for. For example, if the welded louver bonnet has been replaced finding a proper replacement will be next to impossible, The same is true of the unique chrome trims on top of the doors and the trunk lid hinges.

Car comes with a Heritage Certificate that authenticates the numbers and shows that black was the car's original external color. In the trunk is the original Dunlop spare tire with the large 3 inch white wall. Includes the black canvas boot cover, tool kit and owner's manual.

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