This E-Type Series 1 3.8 Flat Floor Roadster RHD was manufactured 19th October 1961 and despatched to Henleys London on 30th October.
The Heritage Certificate tells us that this is a genuine UK supplied car with matching numbers and was originally Opalescent Dark Green with Suede Green trim and a French Grey hood.
The car has a very interesting history since its restoration in the early 80’s which is supported by a large file of photographs & documents:
Late 1970’s Bought as a wreck for restoration.
1980/81 Restored by Classic Cars of Coventry & colour changed to Red / Black. Correspondence including invoices & photographs.
Autumn 1985 Featured in Supercar Classics magazine – copy in file.
1986. Featured at NEC Classic Car Show on JDC stand. Photographs in file.
August 1990. Midlands JDC winner for originality, photographs of judging & JDC Certificate.
Featured on BBC Top Gear, driven by William Heynes CBE & Christopher Jenkins at Jaguar Browns Lane. Photographs of filming at Browns Lane with William Heynes behind the wheel. Copy of letter from William Heynes.
When the car first arrived with us it was a very tidy (as can be seen from the images) good driving car, so we were undecided whether to restore it or not. Consequently it has remained in our showroom pending a decision. It is now clear that due to our workload we will not be able to restore it for a considerable time so we have decided to offer it for sale as it is, including some recommissioning work to be agreed with the purchaser.
This is probably the most desirable, sought after and fastest appreciating E-Type model of all. It represents a significant opportunity to acquire a highly collectable car that will not only be a pleasure to own but is also a true investment grade vehicle.