1962 Jaguar E-Type XKE news, pictures, specifications, and information
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877361
High bid of $97,500 at 2012 RM Auctions. (did not sell)
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.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
Roadster
Chassis Num: 875618
Engine Num: R1878-9
The 1962 Jaguar XKE E-Type Series I Roadster finished in Hunter Green and tan trim, carpets, and convertible soft top was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction. It was expected to fetch between $90,000-$100,000. It has traveled just   [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
Roadster
Chassis Num: j62 876351
Engine Num: R 2973-9
Sold for $143,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.
This 1962 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $110,000 - $130,000. The car is powered by a 3781cc double overhead camshaft six-cylinder en  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
Roadster
Chassis Num: 876963
Engine Num: R4728-9
Sold for $68,750 at 2011 Worldwide Auctioneers.
This 1962 Jaguar XKE-Type Series 1 Roadster is a matching numbers example that was given a comprehensive and sympathetic restoration. It is finished in the correct color of Cotswold Blue, has a black leather interior, original chrome trim, glass, an  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2008
Coupe
This early E-Type Jaguar fixed head coupe is original and unrestored, with the exception of a respray in its original anthracite color during the 1980s. The XKE was introduced in 1961, and the models through 1967, like this 1962 example, are conside  [Read More...]
Roadster
This 1960 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster was originally purchased in California and underwent a 3,500 hour restoration. It scored a perfect 100 points in Jaguar Club of North American Judging.  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2010
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877799
This car was originally delivered to Southern California and believed to have been raced in SCCA in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Retired to a garage in Oregon in the 1970's where a restoration was aborted until July of 2005. Since then it has ha  [Read More...]
Coupe
The Jaguar E-Type began production in 1961 and was powered by the 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine from the XK150. Eventually, the engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters. It remained in production until 1974.  [Read More...]
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877151
Engine Num: R 5232-9
Sold for $220,000 at 2015 RM Auctions.
When Jaguar introduced its E-Type convertible, it came with an MSRP of $2,454, which was $1,500 less than a Chevrolet Convertible and nearly $20,000 less than a Ferrari 250 GT. Even though it was shorter than the XK150 it replaced, the cockpit provid  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
Roadster
Chassis Num: 877245
Engine Num: RA6829-8
Sold for $57,200 at 2015 Bonhams.
This Jaguar E-Type Series 1 roadster was recently found after 37 years of storage in Missouri. Prior to entering storage, the owner turned his Roadster into a recreation of the 1960 Jaguar E2A Le Mans Sports-Racing Prototype. The E2A was a single pro  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961 the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show.
It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle featured a moncoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.

The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.

A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.

Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
 
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