Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this rare and fully restored Flat Floor E-Type 3.8 FHC, which was produced in December 1961, during the first production year of the iconic sports car. This home market RHD E-Type has complete matching numbers and is presented in the orginal livery combination, and completely corresponds to the Jaguar Heritage Trust trace certificate, No. 69811.
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- UK-SUPPLIED, RIGHT HAND DRIVE “FLAT FLOOR” FIXED HEAD COUPE WITH CHROME 72-SPOKE WIRE WHEELS AND WOOD-RIMMED STEERING WHEEL, WHICH HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED TO AN EXCELLENT STANDARD. USEFUL UPGRADES INCLUDE UPRATED COOPERCRAFT ALLOY BRAKES, AVO ADJUSTABLE SHOCK ABSORBERS, HIGH TORQUE STARTER MOTOR, KENLOW TWIN SPEED COOLING FAN, SOUNDPROOFING AND ALUMINIUM RADIATOR, STAINLESS STEEL TWIN EXHAUST SYSTEM, STEREO WITH BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.
To quote Jaguar expert Philip Porter, “Only very rarely does a particular car make a huge and indelible impression on the motoring world: even more rarely does a new model affect a complete generation, but Jaguar’s E-Type did just that.”
The Jaguar E-Type took the motoring world by storm when it first appeared in 1961. The E-Type combined race car performance with driver sophistication, all dressed up in a sensational form that for many is the world’s most beautiful motor car. The monocoque form of construction and subframes incorporated lessons learnt from the successful Jaguar C and D-Type racing cars. The famous XK S-Type 3.8 litre twin overhead camshaft engine with 3 carburettors produced 265 bhp, which promised “ultra rapid acceleration and high maximum speeds.” A uniquely developed independent rear suspension, together with front and rear disc brakes completed the impressive technical specification highlights.
Our car’s impressive history file includes various invoices, historic MOT’s, road tax discs, Jaguar Record Trace Certificate, Jaguar service book, as well as a host of invoices for the 2019-20 restoration. This is a particularly interesting example of the early desirable Flat Floor model, which has benefitted from a nut and bolt restoration, and was crafted with complete sympathy to the originality of the E-Type. Valuable original registration number is also included in the sale. Available to view now at our London showrooms.