1963 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
When the E-Type was unveiled in March of 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, it created an immediate sensation, and justifiably so. In addition to being achingly pretty and bang up to date aerodynamically, it was incredibly mechanically sophisticated, incorporating all of the lessons Jaguar had learned from their incredibly successful run at Le Mans (and in sports car racing in general) during the 1950s with the C-Type and D-Type. The E-Type featured semi-monocoque construction, a twin-cam engine, and independent suspension and disc brakes all around. In 1961, no other production car offered such a sophisticated specification at any price, let alone around 2,000 pound sterling, the price of the E-Type in the UK. The car sold extremely well and its looks, specification, and performance have secured it a place as one of the greatest sports cars of all time. Throughout their long production run, the cars were continuously developed, although not always for the better, particularly as American safety and emissions laws mandated both aesthetic and performance losses. Consequently, the Series I cars are unequivocally the most desirable, with the 3.8 liter cars embodying a particular purity and direct tie to the cars that rocked the automotive world in Geneva in 1961.
This specific car was delivered in 1963 in USA. Imported in Europe in 1991, it has had 4 owners since then. The actual owner bought it in 2010, using it just a few times in the last 10 years but always making the maintenance works required.