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Lot 073

1962 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster

Sold for $117,700


Undoubtedly One of the Finest Examples in Existence



265hp double overheard camshaft straight six-cylinder engine with triple SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"



Introduced in 1961, the E-Type Roadster proved to be an immediate success. A timeless design, it has been acclaimed as one of the prettiest sports cars ever built. Designed under the guidance of William Lyons, the car was a longer and lower version of Jaguar's D-Type – a car that is widely regarded as the best looking race car of its time.



The original matching numbers E-Type Roadster offered here is an example of superb craftsmanship. Every component has been rebuilt or replaced by a marque specialist firm whose goal was perfection in their no-expense-spared restoration. Much of the chassis and many other parts, including top bows and seat frames, were powder coated and finished to

perfection. All mechanics were completely rebuilt to factory standards including the 3.8 liter matching numbers engine that was calibrated with new pistons, bearings, valves, guides, seals and timing chain. In addition, the head, transmission and rear end were also completely rebuilt, as were the carburetors, clutch, undercarriage and fuel pump. All new suspension, exhaust, wiring harness and brakes were installed. The drive shaft was balanced, the shocks and the gas tank were restored and epoxy sealed. All electrical components, gauges, knobs, switches were rebuilt, rescreened or replaced and a new triplex windshield was installed.



The body was stripped to the bare metal with all the appropriate work done, while the doors, bonnets and boot were refitted to the attractive coachwork, upgrading the E-Type to better than new condition. All panels were then epoxy sealed, painted, color sanded and buffed to an incomparable high gloss. All brightwork and trim were replaced or replated, in addition to all new rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets. Finished in silver with a completely new dark blue interior, and fitted with a tan Stayfast top, this car comes complete with five matching chrome wire wheels and new tires. This car has been done to concours show quality

with lots of time spent on detail and quality throughout the restoration process. The new owner will receive a CD detailing the extensive restoration this car has undergone.



Undoubtedly this is one of the finest examples of an E-Type Roadster for sale today, as we understand the Jaguar has less than 100 testing miles since restoration. Additionally, it is rare that we have the pleasure of offering an E-Type finished in this attractive color scheme – its overall look and presentation make it an impressive sight to behold. We encourage close examination of this Jaguar as more than likely this example will be wearing a JCNA ribbon following its next outing.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more