Using the knowledge learned on the track with the D-Type, Jaguar's new E-type was given a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay and a tilting bonnet. They were given a well-appointed interior, a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine and a compliant suspension. With sweeping lines and aggressive styling the E-Type was an ideal two-place sports car.
This Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster is finished in red over black leather. The car is originally from Texas and Arizona. It has been disassembled, the paint was stripped, and the car was fitted and then repainted, color-sanded and buffed. New rubber seals and hardware were installed along with a new interior, including leather seats, door panels, carpet and the convertible top. The engine, transmission, rear end, suspension, hydraulic system, fuel system and the cooling system were overhauled. An aluminum radiator, electronic ignition system, auxiliary fan and 16-inch wire wheels have been added to enhance the driving manners of this iconic E-type.
Powering the car is a 3781cc dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine delivering 265 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox, independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the RM Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $115,000-$125,000. Bidding reached $97,500 but was not enough to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.