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1962 Jaguar Series 1 XKE Roadster

Winning Bid:
$125,000

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1962 Jaguar Series 1 XKE Roadster

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1962 Jaguar Series 1 XKE Roadster

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1962 Jaguar Series 1 XKE Roadster

Winning Bid: $125,000 (USD) by: Valky11

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Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

876946

Location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Odometer:

12,836 (Mi)

Lot Number:

14550125

Engine:

3.8L I6

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

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Winning Bid: $125,000 (USD) by: Valky11

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

876946

Location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Odometer:

12,836 (Mi)

Lot Number:

14550125

Engine:

3.8L I6

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

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Vehicle Story

This 1962 Jaguar E-Type OTS (Open Two-Seater) roadster was purchased by the seller in 2018 as a partially complete project car and put through a 2-year restoration. That process involved the previously replaced bonnet shell being finished with new hardware, the body being repainted, upgrades to the front brakes, the triple SU carburetors being rebuilt, and more. Finished in Carmen Red with a new black fabric top, this Series 1 XK-E is powered by a correct replacement 3.8-liter I6 that was rebuilt under previous ownership and sends its output to the road through a correct replacement 4-speed manual gearbox and the rear wheels. It is available now with new short and long tonneau covers, receipts for the restoration work performed by the seller, and a Nova Scotia registration certificate in the seller’s name.

The E-Type was released as a 1961 model and decades later was awarded 1st place on The Telegraph’s list of the most beautiful cars of all time. Under previous ownership, this particular car received a new bonnet, which the current owner finished by installing new headlamp scoops, headlights, horns, wiring harness, and motif bar. During the restoration process, the body was repainted in single-stage Carmen Red urethane paint and equipped with a new black retractable cloth top that features a plastic rear window. Brightwork includes the front and rear bumpers with overriders, dual side mirror housings, door handles, and roof trim.  According to the seller, the bumpers and signal lights are original and in excellent condition.

Wire wheels with new spinner-style center caps are set inside of new 185HR15 Universal Sport Redline radial tires. The front wheels are new Dayton wire wheels and sit in front of brakes that have received discs and 4-piston calipers as part of a performance upgrade.

The floor, transmission tunnel, and rear bulkhead were reportedly coated with Dynamat-style sound and heat insulation. The interior was outfitted with a GW Bartlett Co (now known as OSJI) dealer-specification black leather interior as well as carpeting sourced from the same company and black lap seat belts. According to the seller, the seats were stripped and all new cushions were installed. The doors were furnished with new winding and locking mechanisms along with new locks.

The dashboard houses gauges rebuilt by Nisonger Instruments of New York, which include the 160-mph speedometer, 6k-rpm tachometer, clock, and readouts for the water temperature and oil pressure. 12,836 unverified miles are shown on the 5-digit analog odometer, with fewer than 1,000 miles have been added during the seller's two years of ownership.

Power is supplied by a correct replacement 3.8-liter I6 engine rebuilt under previous ownership that is connected to reconstructed triple SU carburetors with less than 1,000 miles on the rebuild. A new clutch for the correct replacement 4-speed manual gearbox, battery, high-torque starter, fuel tank, and fuel pump were installed, and the hydraulic clutch master and slave cylinders, and both master hydraulic brake cylinders were replaced. Cooling is assisted by an uprated aluminum-framed electric fan.

Under previous ownership, the front suspension was rebuilt. Additional photos of the car's underbody are in the picture gallery.

Sale includes new short and long tonneau covers and receipts for the restoration work performed by the seller. The two videos below show the tonneau covers inside the trunk, an exterior walkaround, and footage of the engine.

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Comments & Questions

November 22, 2021
11:29 AM
Seller

Congratulations, Valky11. The Reserve has been met. This beautiful XKE is going to a new home., Jon

November 22, 2021
11:18 AM

BID: $125,000

November 22, 2021
11:15 AM

BID: $99,500

November 22, 2021
11:08 AM

BID: $97,500

November 22, 2021
09:53 AM

BID: $97,000

November 22, 2021
09:49 AM
Seller

I have also had a couple of additional inquiries, one concerning the location of where I took the videos of the car and another concerning possible vehicle shipping from Halifax. On the first one, the car is currently located in the showroom of the local Jaguar Land Rover dealer. Given the shortage of new vehicles due to the chip shortage and supply issues, the local dealer ,with half an empty showroom, reached out to a few of us with higher-end Jaguars to see if we wanted to put the cars in the showroom during the non-driving season as part of a Jaguar retrospective. Thus you see in the background of the videos an XK 140 FHC, an XK 120 OTS, a Mark IX, an XJ6 and others. I am told the car is fine remaining in the showroom until next spring where it is cordoned off, dusted daily and otherwise attended to. Consequently, the successful bidder need not rush to ship the car, although I can understand why one might want to do so. Christmas is coming after all. On the question of shipping, as mentioned in a previous post, Halifax is an international shipping port on the east coast of Canada. This makes it a major import destination for new cars. Our “Autoport” facility is used by BMW, Mercedes, Honda and others for the offloading of cars shipped by sea to be put on railcars and trucks destined for the eastern and central areas of Canada and the United States. One trucking company frequently at Autoport and serving the collector car market here (and across North America) is Thorsons, so the successful bidder will not have an issue with proper enclosed shipping to their home.

November 19, 2021
04:40 PM
Seller

Sorry, I hit submit before I finished my last comment about the triple Weber carbs. I have added some photos of the Weber set up. As noted by Terry's Jaguar " These carburetors are superbly jetted to offer a truly turnkey package on stock engines delivering great power, torque without excessive fuel consumption. The use of the 4 progression holes ensures that the transition from idle is smooth and flat spot free. The calibration works well on road cars.". Moss sells the set up for about $2,800. I am prepared to include them with the sale. If they are not used they will look great under a glass coffee table. I tried, but something about not quite fitting our living room decor....

November 19, 2021
04:29 PM
Seller

I have been asked about the carburetors as shown in early photos of the engine. This is a set of triple Weber 45 DCOE carbs with a Lynx e-type intake manifold. This is what came with the car when I acquired it. They are beautiful beasts and have been fully refurbished. I , however, prefer the look and ease of adjustability of the triple SU set up so I sourced the ones currently on the car from a gentleman in Vancouver. They are correct for the series 1 XKE

November 19, 2021
02:21 PM

BID: $95,500

November 19, 2021
10:47 AM

BID: $95,000

November 19, 2021
10:28 AM

BID: $93,000

November 19, 2021
09:24 AM

BID: $92,500

November 19, 2021
09:17 AM

BID: $90,500

November 19, 2021
09:08 AM

BID: $90,000

November 19, 2021
08:39 AM

BID: $87,500

November 19, 2021
07:30 AM

BID: $85,500

November 19, 2021
07:23 AM

BID: $85,000

November 19, 2021
07:18 AM
Seller

By way of an additional update, while not a "flat floor" , this car is a very early model which was manufactured on March 20, 1962. It is one of the very few body styles which bridge the time shortly after the replacement of the flat floor footwell (January, 1962) but before the manufacturing change to the door skins (April, 1962) and the recesses introduced in the rear bulkhead (May, 1962). The early date of production is confirmed by handwritten notations which were on the tach  (17/3/62) and clock (1962 Feb). And respecting performance upgrades indicated before, I forgot to mention that a high torque starter was also installed this past summer. The old starter still works and will be included with a sale, but I have found the high torque starters, being lighter, stronger and more reliable, are the way to go. Jon

November 18, 2021
05:22 PM

BID: $81,500

November 18, 2021
03:08 PM

BID: $81,000

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