Jaguar Etype S1 OTS
A Cool Classic of Cool Classics: the Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 OTS. Our OTS is halfway through its nut and bolt restoration. All parts are present and are in very good condition.
The complete restoration is documented to date. Invoices present (original parts only). Besides its excellent condition, the car still has its original gearbox and engine, which makes it a matching number. This can be verified by the way, the car has a Jaguar Heritage Certificate.
Besides the extensive documentation, new condition and execution, this Jag is executed in one of the most beautiful color combinations: Opalscent Grey with a black interior. This is incidentally how the E-type was born at the time, which also makes it matching color.
The E-type Series I was introduced in Europe on March 15, 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show and in the United States in April the same year at the New York Motor Show. When the car was first shown, Enzo Ferrari, called it “The most beautiful car ever made. To this day, he is right!
The car was designed as a two-seater GT coupe (FHC) and a two-seater convertible (OTS). During the first six months, all but a few E-type’s were built with the steering wheel on the left side, mainly for the American market. Only a few were built for the British market and these were delivered to specially selected celebrities. The rest had to wait six months. Ours is from the very early batch, about 150 production numbers after the flatbed.
The Series 1 received a 3.8-liter 6-in-line engine that came from the XK150S, a famous and already proven block.
All E-types received independent suspension and power disc brakes on all four wheels, two unusual features for the time. The 3.8L versions had leather-trimmed bucket seats, a centrally placed aluminum instrument panel. All of this, too, is present. Due to circumstances, the previous enthusiast has not been able to finish what he was working on; However, almost everything has been prepared and has yet to be put together.
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