|3.8 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1961||Old English White|
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2002-12-23 21:33:49 | Anonymous writes:
Brooks Europe auction, Monaco 5/19/1998 lot #172. Sports Car Market report reads:
"Flat floor with chrome wire wheels. Very good North American restoration, nearly perfect."
2004-09-29 09:46:54 | pauls writes:
Additional information from the above auction:
Jaguar E-Type S1 Flat Floor (1961)
Auction Classic Cars
Brooks, Monte Carlo Auction Centre, Monte Carlo
Lot Number 172
Hammer Price -
Hammer Price (inc premium) £239200
Condition rating 1
Chassis number 875898
2005-08-31 18:00:01 | pauls writes:
Additional info from '99 found on the web;
SCM Profiles » 1999 » July » Profile Detail
1961 Jaguar 3.8 E-type Roadster "Flat Floor"
* Chassis #: 875898
Itroduced in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 140 mph-plus top speed. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure, while a tubular spaceframe extended forward to support the engine. The latter was the same 3.8-liter unit first offered as an option on the preceding XK150, and the E-Type's performance did not disappoint; firstly, because it weighed around 500 pounds (227kg) less than the XKl50; and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-Type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. Tall drivers, though, could find the interior somewhat lacking in space, a criticism addressed by the introduction of footwells (and other, more minor modifications) early in 1962. But of all the versions of Jaguar's long-lived and much-loved sports car, it is the very early 'flat floor' 3.8-liter cars built prior to February 1962 which, for many enthusiasts, remain the most desirable of all.
This restored 3.8-liter 'flat floor' is fully deserving of the description of 'concours.' It is finished in Old English White with a black interior, and is accompanied by sundry invoices.
2023-01-27 01:44:52 | Reno writes:
Car is on Auction at Sale Rétromobile 2023 - 03 february 2023:
Chassis No. 875898
- The most desirable version of the E-Type
- Old patinated restoration
- Original engine
When purchased in 1998 by its previous owner, a prominent Belgian collector, this E-Type Series 1 flat floor had been in the south of France since at least 1995. This collector kept it in his residence in Saint-Jean-Cap -Ferrat. This E-Type, made in the first year of production, was comprehensively restored. It was in 2010 that its current owner acquired it with its old French registration document, and used the car regularly. Thus, it is today in a good used condition, presenting the attraction of old quality restaurations. To make it easier to drive in today's traffic, it has been fitted with a modern alternator, an aluminum radiator and a Kenwood car radio. With its original engine, it is one of the most interesting versions of the E-Type in its purest form from the first year and a rare flat floor survivor. The cabriolet body provides incomparable driving pleasure, accompanied by that powerful sound of the 6-cylinder XK engine, which wrote the legend of the brand by winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times.
2023-04-21 20:32:05 | pauls writes:
Sold 137,080 €