Lot #39: 1964 Jaguar XKE 'Series I' 3.8-Litre Roadster
A highly desirable 'Series I' XKE roadster with gorgeous color combination, professionally restored by David Ferguson's Images Auto Body in Campbell, California.
- Beautifully restored, presented, and historic 'Series I' XKE roadster
- Marque specialist restoration by David Ferguson's Images Auto Body in CA
- Finished in striking color combination throughout; only break-in/test miles
- Offered complete with books, tools, and all restoration records
- A foundational sports-car that will capably anchor or enhance your collection
- Great candidate for spirited driving, classic tours, and shows/concours
|Engine Number:||RA 7861-9|
|True Mileage:||52,000 OD*
*OD: Odometer reading
*PR: Approximate mileage since restoration
Matching numbers mechanicals and offered complete with books, tools, and dossier of restoration records. A truly great example of one of the best-looking and most important sports cars ever produced. Ready to drive, tour, show, and enjoy!
Specifications: 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburetors, 265 bhp, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with torsion bars, double wishbones and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96"
Reporting from the March 1961 Geneva Salon, Autosport magazine's correspondent announced "The E-Type Jaguar has made its electrifying appearance, and at one stride Britain takes the lead in the Grand Touring market of Europe." His statement was no exaggeration, with the XKE, as it was named for America, following up on its Geneva triumph by stealing the show in New York, where statuesque model and former Playboy Playmate Marilyn Hanold posed with the sexy cars on the Jaguar stand. From introduction, the XKE received almost universal praise for its design excellence, race-bred engineering and performance, and of course, its sensuous bodylines that continue to captivate all onlookers. The XKE is also renowned as one of only a few automobiles on permanent display at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Based upon a competition-style rigid steel monocoque body shell with the front suspension mounted upon a front subframe cradling the powerful DOHC 'XK' six-cylinder the new XKE was clearly descended from the glorious D-Type sports racers that dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans during the 1950s by winning there over three consecutive years from 1955 through 1957. The E-Type's advanced and highly effective independent rear suspension was elegantly designed by Jaguar engineer Bob Knight and proven on the E1A development "mule," also known as 'XKE-101' and the promising E2A sports racer campaigned by Team Cunningham at Le Mans in 1960.
A highly functional and attractively sporting interior treatment and the well-developed, 3.8-liter DOHC 'XK' engine inherited directly from the outgoing XK150S made the XKE an ideal two-place Grand Touring car. Delivering breathtaking performance to match its appearance, the XKE gained immediate and lasting fame as the world's first series-production sports car capable of nudging the magical 150-mph speed barrier. E-Type production began with cars for Jaguar's all-important export markets in March 1961, followed by production for the UK Home Market commencing in July. While the basic E-Type design kept pace with the changing times and regulatory environment throughout its run, the earlier 'Series I' cars are particularly valuable and coveted today for their unadulterated performance, purposeful aircraft-type switchgear, and pure bodylines with sleek covered headlamps.
Bearing Serial Number 881806, this magnificent 1964 Jaguar XKE roadster is a highly desirable 'Series I' example, marking one of the purest expressions of the breed, with all mechanical components original and matching the Jaguar factory build data. To say it clearly benefits from a full restoration would be a serious understatement, with the XKE restored to its period glory by the noted Jaguar restoration specialist David Ferguson and his team at Images Auto Body located in Campbell, California, with the projectile-like body finished in classic and rarely seen Cotswold Blue, complemented by striking blue leather upholstery. This beautiful driving example has logged only break-in miles on the mechanicals and it is offered complete with books, tools, and all restoration records. A truly magnificent XKE, it is equally ready for the show field, where it most certainly be a strong contender in judged events, or for the open road and enjoyed as intended.
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