Purchase Price

399,900 USD

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  SPECTACULAR, NO EXPENSE SPARED, FULLY DOCUMENTED ROTISSERIE RESTORATION BY MARQUIS SPECIALIST ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS ENGINE THE EARLY, FIRST-GENERATION E-TYPE AMONGST THE MOST DESIRABLE VARIANT OF E-TYPES! RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE EXTERNAL BONNET LATCH, WELDED LOUVERS, AND FLAT FLOOR EXAMPLE ACCOMPANIED BY ITS JAGUAR HERITAGE TRUST CERTIFICATE, OWNER'S MANUAL, INVOICES, RECEIPTS, JACK, BONNET KEY, TOOL ROLL, AS WELL AS A DVD OF THE RESTORATION PROCESS ONLY 1,500 TEST MILES SINCE COMPLETION STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION! UNQUESTIONABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE! TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE BEST! A DREAM FOR THE JAGUAR COLLECTOR OPTIONS INCLUDE: CHROME WIRE WHEELS FULL LEATHER INTERIOR EXTERNAL BONNET LATCHES FLAT FLOOR WELDED LOUVERS FOUR-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION   A car Enzo Ferrari called “the most beautiful car ever made”, the Jaguar E-Type is considered by many to be one of the most gorgeous automobiles ever built. It took the automotive world by storm upon its unveiling at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and continues to turn heads to this day. Underneath its gorgeous, aerodynamic exterior were several state-of-the-art features. Four-wheel independent suspension was at all four corners along with four wheel disc brakes that were mounted inward of the axles in the rear. A rack-and-pinion unit provided responsive steering and helped to make the E-Type one of the best handling cars of the era. Power was initially provided by the 3.8 Litre straight-six from the XK150S. Producing 265 horsepower, the E-Type was capable of more than 150mph. Combined, these features made the E-Type one of the most celebrated sports cars ever produced with incredible power, handling, braking and style that rivaled anything else Europe produced. With such timeless appeal and praised appearance, it is no wonder why the Series 1 E-Type roadster is one of only a handful of motorcars on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Coveted in its day by the most sporting of drivers, the E-Type remains one of the most sought-after cars in history, especially in early Series I external bonnet Roadster form.   The magnificent 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I External Bonnet-Latch Roadster featured here is finished in classic and highly desirable British Racing Green over a tan leather interior and complemented by a black folding convertible top. A no-expense-spared show-level rotisserie restoration was performed by Marquis experts and driven just 1,500 test miles since completion. Fully documented with its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, receipts, and a complete DVD of the full restoration process. This exquisite example still retains its original numbers-matching engine and is one of the finest in existence.   This extremely early, very desirable, and hard-to-find external bonnet-latch, flat-floor E-Type Roadster was manufactured on July 6th, 1961 and was the 180th E-Type Roadster constructed out of a total of 385 ‘External Bonnet-Latch’ Roadsters built for the North American market. Featuring the initial, purest iteration of the famed E-Type styling, this Roadster contains the prized features unique to the earliest examples produced (of which this is), including the exterior bonnet-latches, welded louvers, and flat floors. All of these features were later abandoned in the name of practicality and production costs, and make this a particularly notable, rare example of one of the world’s most iconic sports cars. Seldom do early external bonnet examples like this come to market especially restored to this level! I personally believe the investment potential of this extremely rare Jaguar E-Type Series I External Bonnet-Latch will grow beyond your imagination! We are proud to offer this investment-grade 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I External Bonnet-Latch Roadster to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who aspires to own the very best.



LocationSt. Ann, Missouri
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