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10 March 2012

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Lot 120

1963 Jaguar E-Type Series l 3.8 Roadster

  • Chassis no. 878732

Sold for $115,500

265 bhp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, coil spring independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

• Desirable covered-headlight, Series I example

• Extensive performance upgrades

• Consistent award winner

Delivered new to California, this Series I E-Type has had subsequent owners in Georgia, Ohio and Florida. Since the 1980s, the car has had significant work performed on the mechanical systems, body and paint, most recently in March 2011. The list of restoration tasks is long and includes a complete repaint in Signal Red, re-plating of all chrome, a new interior and trunk lining, new tinted side glass and seals, new fuel tank, pump and lines and a new forward wiring harness.

Performance upgrades include K&N air filters, an alternator, Ron Davis aluminum race radiator and fan, Pertonix ignition system, Dayton center-laced wire wheels, Osborne knock-offs and a high performance flywheel. The gearbox was replaced with one from a 4.2-liter car, with synchro first gear. The suspension was completely rebuilt, and new Wilwood front calipers and Classic Jaguar drilled rotors were fitted, while the rear calipers were re-sleeved by White Post Restorations. Classic Jaguar billet-end adjustable shock absorbers were fitted all around. All original parts were retained and will accompany the car to its new owner.

The car has been a consistent show winner since 2005, including Best of Show and Best in Class at that year’s Jaguar Club of Florida concours and First Place and People’s Choice at the inaugural Roar n’ Soar event at Fantasy of Flight at Polk City, Florida in 2007. It has earned four Spirit Awards from Festival of Speed and was First in Class and Best of Show at the 2010 Jaguar Club of South Florida event. The Jaguar Clubs of North America deemed it the South East Champion in Class S03 for modified cars in 2007 and North America Champion in 2010. Honors in 2011 include Excellence in Class at the Cavallino Sports Car Sunday, selection as “My Favorite Jaguar” by Bob Tullius at the Lake Mirror Classic in October and Best in Class and the E-Type 50th Anniversary Tribute Award at the Festival of Speed in November. A demonstrated prize-winner, this E-Type is undoubtedly one of the most attractive in today’s market.


Please note that this car won an "Excellence in Class" award at the Cavallino Classic XXI: Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago in January. It was also one of 250 entrants invited to participate in the 2012 Boca Raton Concours 'de Elegance this February.

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