Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 - Full Matching Numbers (1962)

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Built January 1962, this iconic example left the factory as the seventh right-hand drive Coupe to be fitted with dish floors after the final flat floor examples. A truly early example featuring its factory original 3.8 engine, cast stamped December 1961, making this is one of the last 3.8 engine blocks built that year.
Sold through Henlys London in February 1962, the E-type was first registered to a Mr S. Norman under the registration ‘289 HYR’, finished in Opalescent Silver Grey over Maroon, a rare combination, with only 349 cars finished to this exact combination. While the early years of the E-type haven’t be recorded, the E-type has documented ownership from June 1992, under the custodian Mr Stephen Jones of Wales, highlighted by a ‘vehicle valuation report’, stating the E-type to be in brilliant condition, as result of “body repair and overhaul to good roadworthy condition, solid with no evidence of corrosion – applied during 1987-88.” Following this valuation, the E-type was kept in roadworthy condition maintaining its corrosion free condition.
The E-type proceed to make its way south visiting Warminster to a Mr Eggers (1993) and then South Derbyshire to an E-type sales and restoration specialist, who sold the vehicle to a Mr Pearson of Slough, September 1995, maintaining its original London registration. Following his recent purchase, it is understood that Mr Pearson spent just short of 20 years carefully maintaining the E-type, using the example sparingly and in the final years, keeping the car off the road, resulting in a genuine and low mileage example.
2014 saw the E-type sold through a Hampshire classic car specialist and used as a donor vehicle for restoration. Purchased by the current owner, who set out to restore the Coupe to original factory specification as detailed by the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate. With originality as the highest priority, the tasked team set out refurbishing as many original parts as possible and carefully sourcing new replacements, remaining sympathetic to originality. After 18 months and 3,200-man hours that included a full bare metal respray, engine rebuilt and retrim, the E-type was returned to factory specification.
Today the E-type enters the market following years of meticulous maintenance with very little use. As a result of its high standard restoration, the E-type retains several original features that make this matching numbers original right-hand drive highly sought after. Features include a straight rear bulkhead, with only 580 cars produced with this feature, this type of rear bulkhead was later phased out in June and dished cut-outs were introduced to allow for the seats to move further back by 1.5”.
While originality was the focus, the current owner added subtle upgrades to improve performance on today’s modern roads, upgrades include:
- 5-speed gearbox (original 4-speed moss box was also reconditioned and accompanies the car).
- Uprated 4 piston calipers with vented discs
- Aluminium period-correct Marston style radiator with modern fan
- Triple lace competition wire wheels.
- Stainless steel exhaust
The E-type today offers a stunning opportunity to purchase a brilliantly driveable E-type that retains the essence and soul of Jaguar’s 1960’s icon. The bodywork is presented in brilliant condition with little signs of road wear, and the same can be said for the Maroon leather interior, maintaining that rare combination. The running and performance of the E-type is second to none, the rebuilt 3.8 purrs beautifully and paired with the upgraded 5-speed gearbox, becomes highly capable on both long motorway drives and quiet windy B-roads.
The E-type is available for immediate viewing, please contact us today for more information or to arrange an appointment.

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Essentials

  • Mileage: 4,100
  • Year: 1962
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Grey

Details

  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 3.8
  • Engine configuration: 6 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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